The chairman of Libya's elections commission said Thursday that the beleaguered North African nation will hold a referendum on a new constitution before the end of February.
Suspected Islamic State militants attacked a small town in central Libya on Monday, killing at least four people, including the mayor's son and two policemen, and torching the local police station, according to residents and a lawmaker from the area.
A recent bout of heavy fighting in the capital Tripoli has come to a halt after warring militias signed a new cease-fire agreement, Libyan authorities said Wednesday.
Missiles were fired at Libya's capital Tripoli, including the city's only functioning airport, forcing authorities to divert flights to another airport to the south, government and airport officials said Wednesday, less than a week after the U.N. brokered a cease-fire between rival armed groups.
Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in the Libyan capital, authorities said Sunday, as fighting between rival militias that has killed dozens of people forced the U.N.-backed government to declare a state of emergency in and around Tripoli.
Fighting in Libya's capital between rival militias has put the lives of people trapped there in danger and exacerbated already alarming levels of humanitarian needs, especially at migrant detention centers there, an international aid group said on Friday.