Libya

October 7, 2014

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani has talks scheduled in Cairo on fighting militant groups in the region (file photo).
14:39 GMT

The development is likely to stoke fears that Libya’s ongoing fragmentation will make it a safe haven for militant groups.

October 5, 2014

David Bolam appeared in an August video asking for his release.
12:40 GMT

David Bolam, a teacher, had been held since May by a Libyan faction.

October 2, 2014

Libya has been witnessing numerous clashes between government forces and rival militant groups. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT

Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed and over 50 injured in car bomb attacks and clashes with militants near Benina Airport.

The UN will attempt to end the ongoing strife caused by the country's multiple power-hungry militias. (AFP/File)
12:45 GMT

The United Nations is planning to hold talks with Libyan militias in an effort to end clashes.

October 1, 2014

A rebel from Libya Dawn flashes a V for victory sign close to Tripoli's airport, August 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:33 GMT

A major militia group known as "Libya Dawn", rejected UN calls for an immediate ceasefire and demanded the disarmament of other rival groups instead.

September 28, 2014

Parliament leader Agelia Saleh Eissa spoke at the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday. (AFP/File)
15:56 GMT

Libya's new parliament held a swearing-in ceremony Sunday.

September 26, 2014

President Obama met with Egypt's leader, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to discuss a range of issues, September 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:27 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met Barack Obama at the UN headquarters Thursday to discuss the Libya crisis and rising IS threat in the region.

September 23, 2014

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani. [AFP]
13:05 GMT

The Libyan parliament approves Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s cabinet ministers after rejecting a previous line-up last week.

September 19, 2014

Gaddafi may be gone, but Libya's path to democratic, stable leadership is far from over (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Despite the revolutionary toppling of Libya's Moammar Gaddafi three years ago, Libya's remains deeply divided and unstable, as embattled militia groups compete for control from the eastern city of Tobruk, to the western capital of Tripoli.

September 18, 2014

Lawmakers demanded the Prime Minister submit a new cabinet with not more than 10 ministers. (AFP/File)
15:26 GMT

The Libyan parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.

September 17, 2014

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra expressed his willingness to work towards peace in Libya. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Algeria has officially expressed readiness to host negotiations between rival Libyan parties.

The United Nations mission in Libya has warned that the security situation is rapidly deteriorating. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

At least nine people have been killed in Libya in heavy fighting between forces loyal to General Haftar and armed militiamen.

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.