Woman travel ban

Libya's eastern authority bans women travelling solo

The ban is said to be for "national security reasons" and not driven by religious ideology.

BBC North Africa correspondent Rana Jawad says it will affect all passengers transiting through the east.

Libya is divided between two authorities - one in the east and an internationally recognised one based in the capital, Tripoli.

The eastern government is based in al-Beyda and the ban was first enforced in the city's Labraq international airport.