Libya

February 16, 2014

Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, officials and Ministers arrive for a meeting to mark the 20th anniversary since the founding of the Arab Maghreb Union in Tripoli on February 15, 2014. [AFP]
17:56 GMT

Libya's parliament has reached consensus on holding early elections following popular pressure after it had extended its mandate that ended on Feb. 7, deputies said Sunday.

February 14, 2014

Zeidan vowed that his government “will not allow anyone to hijack the revolution” that toppled Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi in 2011.
11:10 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on Friday described the situation in the country as “under control” and that the government in Tripoli was “working as normal” after an ex-army official announced suspension of the government and parliament in a foiled coup attempt.

February 12, 2014

The grenade attacks have left Alassema's offices in shambles (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
12:06 GMT

Attacks Wednesday morning targeted Libya's privately owned television channel Alassema.

February 10, 2014

Western militaries will not be helping Libyan forces fight Islamist rebels, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday. (AFP/File)
10:13 GMT

Western military action against Islamist fighters in southern Libya has been ruled out by France, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday.

February 9, 2014

Libyans have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest against the government's decision to extend its own mandate rather than resign and have new representatives form a fresh governmental body (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
07:55 GMT

Libya's first post-Gaddafi era prosecutor general was murdered Saturday while visiting family in the country's eastern city of Derna.

February 6, 2014

 Libyan youths stand next to blood stains and torn shoes at the scene of a blast that rocked a primary school in Libya's restive second city Benghazi during playtime. [AFP]
05:08 GMT

Another explosion shakes Libya, this time at a Libyan television channel in Eastern Benghazi.

February 5, 2014

The discount of US crude to Brent narrowed on Wednesday to its smallest since mid-October as traders expected the startup of a pipeline from Cushing to refineries on the US.
14:07 GMT

Other analysts saw little to push Brent much higher due to higher output in Libya and the North Sea.

Car bombs and other attacks have become a near-daily experience throughout Libya since the oust of Gaddafi in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
12:20 GMT

Explosions in Libya's Benghazi hit a primary school Wednesday, leaving six children wounded.

February 3, 2014

The U.S. feared Libya's chemical weapons would fall into the hands of "terrorists". (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT

U.S. and Libyan officials announced Monday that the last of the chemical weapons that were around under former leader Muammar Gaddafi have been destroyed.

February 2, 2014

The trades “lost substantially all of their value” during the crisis and expired worthless during in 2011, the fund alleges.
18:39 GMT

Managers of the $60 billion fund were apparently confused about what they were investing in due to their “extremely limited in-house financial expertise,” and were exploited by “Goldman’s considerable financial experience,” it added.

January 29, 2014

Libya's governmental forces have struggled against Gaddafi supporters since the strongman's death in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:27 GMT

Libyan Army troops and revolutionaries reclaimed the Tamenhit airbase held by supporters of deposed Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, a military official said Wednesday.

Gaddafi reportedly called Sarkozy "mentally deficient" in his 2011 interview. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT

In a 2011 interview with a French channel, Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi reportedly said that he bankrolled Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency.

Libya has been overrun with rebels - who are equipped with Gaddafi's arms - since the revolution in 2011. (AFP/File)
12:52 GMT

Libya's interior minister Seddik Abdelkarim escaped unscathed from an assassination attempt when gunmen shot his car as he was on his way to parliament on Wednesday.

January 27, 2014

The Egyptian embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. [Sabri]
17:21 GMT

Despite the lack of an exchange deal, Abou Abeida, a Libyan militia commander, was released after five kidnapped Egyptian diplomats were surrendered by Libya.

Soldiers from the Libyan army man a checkpoint in the capital Tripoli.  Egypt's ambassador and his staff have left Libya for security reasons after the kidnapping of five of their colleagues. [AFP]
06:27 GMT

After back and forth demands from Libyan militia group, all kidnapped Egyptian diplomats have been freed.