Libya

June 8, 2014

Alkari said Libya was currently earning around $1 billion each month in oil revenues, having brought in between $4 billion and $5 billion a month before the oil protests started.
12:07 GMT

A wave of protests at oil facilities has reduced the North African country’s oil output to less than 200,000 barrels a day down from 1.4 million bpd in July before the strikes started.

June 5, 2014

Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq's lawyers argued that the election was legitimate (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

A court official said Thursday that the election of Ahmed Maiteeq violated Libya's temporary constitution.

Libyan forces are struggling to eradicate extremist militia groups that are responsible for many violent attacks across the country. (AFP/File)
12:03 GMT

Three staffers of the International Committee of the Red Cross were fired on near Libya's eastern city of Sirte.

June 4, 2014

This is John Kerry's first visit to Lebanon as Secretary of State. (AFP/File)
14:12 GMT

John Kerry has arrived in Beirut.

General Haftar recently launched an offensive to rid Benghazi of jihadists. (AFP/File)
11:37 GMT

General Haftar survived a suicide bombing that killed three of his men.

Abdullah al-Thinni originally declined to recognize Miitig's administration. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

Abdullah al-Thinni, Libya's outgoing prime minister, expressed his readiness to hand over power.

June 3, 2014

Armed forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar stand guard in Benghazi on Monday (File/AFP)
14:57 GMT

Head of the Libyan Vital Installations Guard, Captain Azmy Al-Borghothy, was assassinated in Benghazi after backing renegade general Khalifa Haftar's war against militants.

Libya's current Prime Minister, Abdullah al Thinni, is refusing to relinquish power. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT

The new Libyan government has taken office despite the refusal of Abdullah al Thinni's cabinet to leave power.

June 2, 2014

Libyans have taken to the streets to protest the intense violence that has swept across the country. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The latest violence in Libya's city of Benghazi has left at least 7 people dead.

May 29, 2014

General Haftar says he wants to crush the militias that are causing chaos around Libya. (AFP/File)
12:44 GMT

Former Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has resumed airstrikes on the city of Benghazi.

May 28, 2014

Libya's government is struggling to control multiple violent militias. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Due to growing instability in Libya, the U.S. State Department has issued a warning urging Americans in Libya to leave as soon as possible.

May 27, 2014

Ahmed Maiteeq was sworn in as prime minister late on Monday evening (File/AFP)
11:26 GMT

Ahmed Maiteeq's home was attacked on Tuesday by gunmen who threw grenades into the property. One militant was killed in the battle between security forces and the gunmen, sources say.

Ahmed Maiteeq has called for negotiations to end Libya's current crisis. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Ahmed Maiteeq has been sworn in as Libya's new prime minister.

May 25, 2014

Egypt has not yet responded to the Libyan claims that it will create a buffer zone with their neighbour. (AFP/File)
13:29 GMT

Forces loyal to retired commander of Libyan landforces Khalifa Haftar are ready to create a temporary buffer zone with Egypt in order to besiege terrorist groups, according to Haftar's spokesman.

Ban Ki-moon is  “deeply concerned by recent developments in Libya, in particular the growing military mobilization in and around the capital Tripoli.” (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties in Libya to abide by their moral and legal obligations in order to protect civilians in the North African country.