Libya

January 28, 2015

Libyan security forces surround the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli during the attack, which left several people dead, January 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:02 GMT

The UN Security Council condemned the Libya hotel attack in Tripoli, which left several people dead Tuesday.

January 27, 2015

Libyan security forces surround Tripoli's central Corinthia Hotel (R) on January 27, 2015 in the Libyan capital. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
15:40 GMT

The prominent Tripoli hotel that was attacked by Daesh earlier today is now empty after security forces rescued 12 expats from the 26th floor.

A hotel employee told the AP five assailants were still inside the building and engaged with Libyan security forces. (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT

Masked gunmen stormed a popular hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli Tuesday morning following a car bomb explosion in the parking lot. Daesh-linked militants claimed responsibility for the attack as

Fajr Libya, the faction that has controlled the capital since August, is not participating in this round of UN peace talks. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

UN-brokered Libya peace talks resumed on Monday in Geneva in the absence of a major opposition faction which is only willing to participate if the talks take place in Libya.

January 26, 2015

Libya plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising against the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. The ouster of Gaddafi gave rise to a patchwork of heavily-armed militias and deep political divisions. (AFP/File)
12:19 GMT

Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan al-Saghir was released Monday after briefly being kidnapped from his home by unknown assailants.

January 25, 2015

Libya has seen constant clashes between government forces and rival militia groups. (Photo: AFP)
15:43 GMT

The deputy foreign minister of Libya’s internationally-recognized government has been kidnapped in the eastern city of al-Bayda.

January 24, 2015

Mohammad al-Zahawi was a leader of Ansar al-Shariah, the Islamist group blamed for the attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi in 2012. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

Mohammad al-Zahawi, the leader of Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Shariah, died of wounds incurred in an ambush in September.

January 22, 2015

The shooting comes just days after rebel groups and government bodies agreed to a ceasefire in war-torn Libya. (AFP/File)
21:00 GMT

Armed men opened fire on the car of Libya's head of security Colonel Senussi Kaiba Thursday, killing him and his driver in the coastal, Islamist city of Sirte.

January 19, 2015

The two assemblies support two different governments headquartered in the two respective cities as well as two military entities. While the House has the support of much of the Libyan army and troops loyal to army commander Khalifa Haftar, the Congress is backed by Islamist militias which helped topple Gaddafi in 2011.(AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
05:00 GMT

The General National Congress agreed to attend the UN-sponsored dialogue shortly after the internationally recognized House of Representatives called for a cease fire.

January 18, 2015

A Libyan woman waves a giant national flag during a rally of supporters of "Fajr Libya" (Libya Dawn), a mainly-Islamist alliance, against the dialogue on January 16 ,2015 in Tripoli's central Martyr's Square, as peace talks between the country's warring factions kicked off in Geneva. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
14:30 GMT

Libya's government declared a cease fire two days after an Islamist backed militia declared a truce.

January 17, 2015

Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Algerian embassy. The aftermath of the explosion is pictured above. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
19:36 GMT

A bomb injured two security guards in an attack on Algeria's embassy in Libya.

The success of the upcoming UN-backed peace talks hinges on the participation of Libya Dawn, the alliance in control of Tripoli, which opted out of last week's talks. (AFP/File)
07:39 GMT

Warring Libyan factions announced a ceasefire and agreed to continue UN peace talks next week. The talks will focus on forming a national unity government.

January 13, 2015

A similar incident occurred at the same checkpoint in October, but officials say the car did not reach the checkpoint before exploding and caused no casualties aside from its driver. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT

A explosive-laden car entered a checkpoint east of Benghazi before detonating and killing three Libyan soldiers Tuesday, the AFP reports.

Several Coptic Christians from Egypt have been killed by Islamists in recent years. (Photo: File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Daesh fighters based in Libya have claimed responsibility for kidnapping 21 Egyptian Christians in the country that were captured in December and January.

January 12, 2015

The Libyan government has been under an arms embargo since 2011. (Photo: AFP/File)
17:09 GMT

Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thani has pleaded for the international community to help in the fight against militants, including a lift against an arms embargo.