Libya

September 16, 2014

Armed militias have rapidly gained power since the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
16:15 GMT

The United Nations mission in Libya has warned that a rapidly deteriorating security and deepening political divisions have brought Libya to the brink of chaos.

September 15, 2014

Prime Minister al-Thinni accused Qatar of sending three military planes loaded with weapons to an airport in Tripoli on Sunday. (AFP/File)
13:57 GMT

The Libyan Prime Minister has threatened to cut ties with Qatar for interfering in Libya's internal affairs.

04:55 GMT

There have been persistent rumours that Kabir had been running the central bank from Malta, after fleeing an upsurge in violence in the capital Tripoli, where the bank was based.

September 11, 2014

Nearly three years after the fall of Gaddafi, Libya is still grappling with rising insecurity. (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT

Militants have killed five soldiers in Benghazi as fighting continues across multiple Libyan cities.

September 10, 2014

The Libyan government has lost control of many major cities, including Tripoli. (Photo courtesy of UPI)
06:44 GMT

Libya's parliament, escaping from the militant-occupied capital of Tripoli, has taken refuge abroad a Greek car ferry in Tobruk harbor.

September 7, 2014

Since May, General Haftar has aligned himself with Libyan special forces. (AFP/File)
12:20 GMT

Government forces loyal to Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar have allegedly made advances this week against militias in Benghazi.

Libyan fighter jet. [AFP]
08:46 GMT

Libya says a Sudanese military transport plane bound for a Tripoli airport under control of an armed group had entered its airspace, a government statement said on Saturday.

September 3, 2014

Most diplomats were evacuated from Libya in July due to ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT

Clashes between rival militia groups in Benghazi have killed 31 people.

September 2, 2014

The Libyan government has been battling multiple militias since the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT

At least 10 soldiers have been killed in clashes between the army and the militias in Libya's Benghazi.

An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition flashes the V sign for victory following fighting which has destabilized Libya, requiring the formation of a new government (Mahmud Turkia/ AFP).
06:00 GMT

The country’s interim speaker of parliament, Faraj Bouhashem claimed that the formation of a new Libyan government is imminent.

September 1, 2014

Libya's militias have grown in strength since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
14:19 GMT

Libya's caretaker government has announced that most ministries and state-run institutions are now out of its control.

U.S. embassy staff was evacuated in July because of raging violence. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT

A Libyan militia group says it has secured the abandoned U.S. embassy in Tripoli.

August 28, 2014

Smoke rises from buildings following an air strike attack early in the morning on August 27, 2014, near military camps in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi. [AFP]
03:10 GMT

A top Libyan official has warned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the North African country could descend into a “full-scale civil war” if militias are not disarmed.

August 26, 2014

The air strikes were against Islamic militias near Tripoli. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT

Air strikes by Egypt and the UAE were launched against anti-government militias in Libya last week, senior U.S. officials revealed.

August 25, 2014

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri (C) speaks as Libyan Foreign Minister Muhammad Abdelaziz (R) looks on during a meeting on Monday (Khaled Desouki/ AFP).
19:00 GMT

Egypt is to host a meeting of foreign ministers of Libya and its neighbours on Monday regarding Libya´s security situation.