Libya

April 17, 2014

Aitan was kidnapped in Tripoli on Tuesday by an anonymous armed group. (Courtesy of The Jordan Times)
07:19 GMT

Libyan authorities said they still have no news about the fate of Fawaz Aitan, the Jordanian ambassador who was abducted in Tripoli on Tuesday morning.

April 16, 2014

Kidnappings have become frequent in Libya since the country fell into chaos after the overthrow of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

A U.S. Embassy security guard has escaped her kidnappers in Libya.

Renewed exports will restore much-needed revenue stream for Libya's weak central government following the 2011 overthrow of Moamer Kadhafi.
03:04 GMT

Libya prepared to resume oil exports Tuesday following a break of more than eight months, after autonomy-seeking rebels agreed to lift their blockade of ports in the country's east.

April 15, 2014

Jordan's ambassador was kidnapped from his car by militants Tuesday (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
20:02 GMT

Jordan's ambassador to Libya is being held by Al Qaeda-affiliated kidnappers who are demanding the release of a Libyan who is serving a life prison sentence in Jordan.

A Libyan official said that the militants opened fire at al-Etan's vehicle, wounding his driver and forcing the diplomat out at gunpoint. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

Unidentified Libyan gunmen on Tuesday abducted Jordan's ambassador to Tripoli, officials reported.

Oil prices received an additional boost following delays in resuming oil exports from Libya.
03:55 GMT

Crude oil futures rose to the highest level in five weeks on Monday as heightened tensions over unrest in eastern Ukraine fuelled concerns over potential supply disruptions.

April 14, 2014

The ICC has charged Saif al-Islam with murder and persecution of civilians. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is accused of orchestrating a campaign of murder, torture and bombardment of civilians during Libya's eight-month civil war in 2011.

A file picture taken on March 12, 2014 shows Libya's interim premier Abdullah al-Thani speaking during a press conference in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT

Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni abruptly quits his post a week after the parliament tasked him with forming a new cabinet.

April 12, 2014

Many Libyans want a larger share of oil profits. (AFP/File)
16:46 GMT

Anti-government protestors forced the Zawiya oil terminal to close and blocked the entrance to the port, preventing oil workers from entering.

April 8, 2014

The deal could help bolster the authority of the weak central Libyan government in the face of the country’s powerful militias, most of which have drawn their members from the former rebels who fought against Qaddafi.
03:55 GMT

Two other oil terminals, Ras Lanuf and Sidra, would be returned to government control in two to four weeks.

April 7, 2014

The eastern militias will immediately hand over the Zuwaitina and Hariga oil terminals under the new deal (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
10:40 GMT

Libya's main eastern militia has agreed to return control of four major state oil terminals to Tripoli.

April 3, 2014

The soaring (65m) Minaret of Jam sits in a deep river valley amidst towering mountains in Ghur province, Afghanistan. Built in the 12th century, its elaborate brickwork and blue-tiled top inscription represent the architectural and artistic tradition of this region.  High elevation won’t protect it from river flooding!
12:38 GMT

Arab World Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change

April 2, 2014

Self-preclaimed Prime Minister of the rebel group Abb Rabbo Al Barassi says that he and related rebel leadership will meet with a government delegation in Ajdabiya in the next two days to finalize the plan to end the blockade (Courtesy of The Cairo Post)
07:58 GMT

Eastern rebels in Libya have agreed to end their blockade of the country's major oil exports within days.

March 29, 2014

The Gaddafi family fell from power in 2011 after a popular uprising. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Saadi Gaddafi, who is awaiting trial in Libya, recently asked the Libyan people for forgiveness in a recorded interview filmed in prison.

March 26, 2014

Ali Zeidan was ousted from the premier post earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
10:12 GMT

Ousted Libyan Prime Minister has described his country as in "danger of becoming an Al Qaeda terror base," particularly in terms of attacks directed at EU countries.