Libya

October 30, 2014

The UN has repeatedly expressed concern that Libya will plunge into chaos. (AFP/File)
06:06 GMT

A fresh spate of clashes in the northeastern Libyan city of Benghazi has claimed the lives of at least 10 people.

October 28, 2014

UN chief Ban Ki-moon paid a surprise visit to Libya this month urging an end to perpetual turmoil. “Let me be clear: if violent confrontations do not cease immediately... prosperity and a better life will be a distant dream”, said Ban. However, as head of a "toothless tiger" organization, how much impact can Ban's urging have?
10:47 GMT

Is Libya becoming a failed state? With so much focus on the Islamic State, it's easy to forget about Libya within the region. Here are 19 things you need to know about Libya’s forgotten conflict.

October 27, 2014

Libya plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
06:19 GMT

Renewed clashes in Benghazi have left 30 dead.

October 26, 2014

Libya faces rising insecurity as multiple armed militias battle each other and the Libyan government. (AFP/File)
14:47 GMT

At least 17 Libyans were injured Sunday in renewed clashes near the capital.

October 23, 2014

Libya has been engulfed in violence since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

Renewed clashes in Benghazi have killed at least 11 people.

October 22, 2014

A fighter from the Fajr Libya group fires his weapon during clashes in the hill village of Kikla, southwest of Tripoli on Oct. 21.The internationally recognised Libyan government called for a civil disobedience campaign in Tripoli until its forces retake the capital from militias who seized it. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
08:34 GMT

Libya’s internationally recognized government says its forces are getting ready to recapture the capital from militias.

October 21, 2014

General Haftar has pledged to bring stability to Libya. (AFP/File)
09:07 GMT

Libya's parliament has announced a formal alliance with former General Khalifa Haftar.

October 20, 2014

 Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) shaking hands with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir after a press conference in Cairo on October 19, 2014 (Egyptian Presidency/ AFP).
18:00 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya’s military against Islamic militants.

October 19, 2014

Libya has been in a state of upheaval since its former leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed three years ago. (AFP/File)
13:47 GMT

In a joint statement issued late Saturday by the governments of the US, UK, Germany, France and Italy, the group threatened sanctions against violent parties in Libya if a ceasefire and negotiation process is not implemented.

October 16, 2014

A vehicle drives in a deserted road as smoke billows during clashes between soldiers and Islamists who control Benghazi, the country's second biggest city, on October 15, 2014. [AFP]
08:00 GMT

Libya's Operation Dignity and Egyptian officials deny earlier reports that Egypt's warplanes were involved in targeting Islamist sites in Benghazi

October 15, 2014

Benghazi has witnessed intense fighting since May. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT

Libya’s retired General Khalifa Haftar has announced that his forces are ready to liberate the northeastern city of Benghazi from other armed groups.

October 12, 2014

Libya has been witnessing numerous clashes between government forces and various militias since the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

At least 21 people have been killed and many others wounded after tribal clashes broke out in the western region of Libya's capital city, Tripoli.

October 11, 2014

Displaced foreigners stream into Tunisia from Libya in August (AFP file photo).
14:00 GMT

Increased violence among rival groups in Libya has resulted in the displacement of an estimated 287,000 people.

October 10, 2014

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October 8, 2014

The two parties met in court for the first time this week for a hearing to discuss costs incurred in relation to the abandoned application, among other issues.
13:07 GMT

Goldman Sachs has been ordered to pay the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) 200,000 pounds ($321,820) in legal costs as part of a lawsuit brought by the fund over $1 billion in trades that ended up worthless.