A call for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in Libya has been made for the country that has been torn apart by rival factions jockeying for power.
A group of 13 countries, the European Union and the United Nations issued the communique on the sidelines of this week's annual gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York.
The signatories included Algeria, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
"We call on all parties to accept an immediate, comprehensive ceasefire and engage constructively in a peaceful political dialogue to resolve the ongoing crisis, abstaining from confrontational acts that risk undermining it," the communique stated, adding: "we reject any outside interference in Libya".
A boat packed with up to 250 African migrants trying to reach European shores sank off the Libyan coast and many passengers died, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.
Only 26 people have been rescued, navy spokesman Ayub Qassem told Reuters, adding that the boat had sunk near Tajoura, east of the capital Tripoli.
"There are so many dead bodies floating in the sea," he said.
Amateur footage uploaded on Facebook appears to show the moment when a military jet crashes in the Libyan city of Tobruk.
Three people were reportedly killed and nine injured when the jet came down in a residential area of the city.
The crash happened during a military event to honour the pilot of another war plane that had crashed last week, residents said.
Forces from the Libyan city of Misrata seized Tripoli's main airport after more than a month of fighting with a rival group, a Misrata spokesman said.
The fighting in Libya is the worst since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
Libya will no longer host the 2017 African Nations Cup finals as ongoing fighting in the country delays plans to build new stadiums for the 16-team tournament, the Confederation of African Football announced.
A boat heading for Europe with around 170 illegal migrants on board has sunk off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the country's navy has announced.
Ayoub Qassem said coast guards had rescued 17 passengers and that a search for the rest was underway.
More than 100 Britons have arrived in Malta after being evacuated from Libya, where fighting between rival armed factions has spread in the capital.
The British survey ship HMS Enterprise evacuated 110 Britons. The British ambassador to Libya, Michael Aron, said the group included 30 children, 12 infants, four pregnant women and one elderly and sick person.
Britain was one of the last Western countries with an embassy open in Tripoli after the weeks of street fighting forced the United States, the United Nations and European diplomatic staff to leave.
Also on board the Enterprise was a small number of Irish and German people.
Around 100 Britons have been evacuated from Libya on a Royal Navy ship, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Among them were staff from the UK embassy that was forced to shut down against a backdrop of deadly fighting between rival militias in the north African state.
An FCO spokesman said: "We have carried out an assisted departure and the vessel is leaving Libya with those on board. The majority of them are British."
The ship which departed from Libya's captial Tripoli, is heading for Malta.
The Foreign Office has confirmed the assisted departure of British nationals from Libya "is under way".
Earlier today 22 people were killed in the Libyan capital of Tripoli as heavily-armed groups fight for control of the international airport.
The Royal Navy is reported to be preparing to evacuate Britons from Libya amid escalating violence in the north African state.
Sky News reported that the survey ship HMS Enterprise is heading for the port of Tripoli and is expected to moor offshore on Sunday.
The Ministry of Defence declined to comment on the reports. An MoD spokesman said: "As the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) has made clear, the UK Government will provide assisted departure for a number of UK nationals before suspending consular operations on Monday."
"For operational reasons we will not discuss further details including whether, and in what ways, the MoD could support these efforts."