The Islamic State group's catalogue of killings

Feb 17, 2015

The Islamic State group's catalogue of killings

Here is a list of known killings by militants or movements linked to the jihadi Islamic State group, which announced Sunday it had beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. The Islamic State, accused of crimes against humanity by the United Nations, has stepped ...

Egypt strikes Islamic State in Libya after video of mass killing

Feb 16, 2015

Egypt strikes Islamic State in Libya after video of mass killing

Egypt said Monday it has struck Islamic State targets in Libya after the extremist group released a grisly video showing the beheading of several Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks. A spokesman for the Armed Forces General Command announced the airstrikes on ...

Italy closes Libya embassy, repatriates nationals

Feb 16, 2015

Italy closes Libya embassy, repatriates nationals

The Italian Embassy in Libya, one of the last European missions in the troubled country, was closed on Sunday and its staff repatriated because of mounting insecurity, the foreign ministry said. In total, about 100 Italians were being evacuated from the country on a ...

300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean migrant boat tragedy

Feb 12, 2015

300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean migrant boat tragedy

More than 300 migrants are feared drowned after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean, triggering calls for the world to act after the latest boat disaster in a perilous crossing from Africa to Europe. The victims were mainly from sub-Saharan Africa who had ...

Feb 2, 2015

Kidnapped Libyan oil official released, minister says

A kidnapped senior Libyan oil official has been released after more than two weeks of captivity, a senior official said on Sunday. Libya’s Oil Ministry and energy sector is caught up in a power struggle between the two rival governments that now control different ...

Jan 25, 2015

Libya's Ansar al-Shariah group confirms chief's death

Ansar al-Shariah (extremist Islamic militant group); leader Mohammed al-Zahawi killed in January 2015 Libya’s Ansar al-Shariah jihadist group on Saturday confirmed the death of its leader Mohammed al-Zahawi, after Islamist websites reported he had been mortally wounded in fighting in October. “We mourn the ...

Islamic State in Libya claims execution of two Tunisian journalists

Jan 9, 2015

Islamic State in Libya claims execution of two Tunisian journalists

The Libyan branch of the Islamic State jihadist group claimed Thursday to have killed two Tunisian journalists who disappeared in September. In a statement released on jihadist websites showing images of Sofiene Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari, the group said it had “applied the law ...

Clashes in Libya oil region 'serious'

Dec 29, 2014

Clashes in Libya oil region 'serious'

Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri said Sunday that extremist groups are escalating their attacks and making a renewed push to seize oil resources, after an assault on eastern terminals set storage tanks ablaze, sending massive clouds of black smoke into the sky. Dayri, speaking ...