Libya

May 20, 2014

Khalifa Hafta was at the forefront of ousting Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 (File/AFP)
11:39 GMT

Ex-army general Khalifa Haftar vowed to fight radical groups in Libya and launched "Operation Dignity" in an attempt to tacking the country's growing militias.

The U.S. embassy in Tripoli. (File image)
06:45 GMT

U.S. officials are considering closing the American embassy in Libya a day after violence broke out Sunday in the capital city of Tripoli.

May 19, 2014

Libya's militias have grown immensely powerful since the ouster of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
18:44 GMT

Saudi Arabia has suspended all diplomatic work in Libya due to recent violence.

Recent violence in Libya has left nearly 80 people dead and over 140 injured. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

The European Union on Monday expressed "deep concern" over recent developments in Libya after armed groups launched attacks on Tripoli's parliamnet and an eastern airbase.

General Khalifa Hafter says he seeks to crush the Islamist militias who have carried out multiple deadly attacks in recent months. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The army chief has ordered Libya's Islamist militias to come to Tripoli in response to gunmen storming the parliament on Sunday.

Libya's parliament was attacked earlier this year by several rebel militant groups in protest of the central government's weak leadership and corrupt practices (File Archive/AFP)
08:11 GMT

Libya's capital is on high alert Monday following Sunday's attack on the parliament in which rebel brigades led by a former general stormed the General National Congress.

May 18, 2014

Ex-rebel groups led by former general Kaftar have launched an offensive on Islamist groups in the country in their effort to purge Libya of "terrorists" (File Archive/AFP)
07:20 GMT

Clashes between armed groups in eastern Libya have left at least 79 people dead and 141 others wounded Saturday.

Libya militiamen detained the truck drivers on Thursday. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

A group of 250 Egyptian truck drivers who were detained in Libya have been released.

May 16, 2014

Intense fighting took place between militias and Libyan forces, Friday (File/AFP)
14:16 GMT

Militants clashed with Libyan forces led by a retired general in the country's second city, Benghazi Friday.

May 15, 2014

Libyan authorities have struggled to control militias since the 2011 revolution (File/AFP)
18:45 GMT

Militiamen detained up to 250 Egyptian truck drivers days after an Egyptian national was shot dead in Benghazi.

May 14, 2014

Thousands of Egyptian nationals work as laborers in Libya, but now fear their security amid increasing violence (File/AFP)
11:47 GMT

An Egyptian worker was shot dead by gunmen in Benghazi on Tuesday, according to Al-Wasat news. A post-mortem of the victim's body is now being carried out.

May 13, 2014

The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped by gunmen earlier this month. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

The Jordanian ambassador who was kidnapped in Libya last month has been freed.

May 11, 2014

Protesters were demonstrating against the rampant violence across Libya since 2011. (AFP/File)
07:03 GMT

Four Libyans were killed in clashes between protesters and militants in Benghazi.

May 5, 2014

Initially, only 113 lawmakers voted for Maiteeq on Sunday, falling short of the 120 votes necessary to secure his win. (Image courtesy of The Guardian)
06:31 GMT

Libyan Businessman Ahmed Maiteeq has taken oath of office after being elected as the North African country’s new prime minister.

May 2, 2014

The clashes took place after gunmen stormed a police station in Benghazi (File/AFP)
09:44 GMT

At least five Libyan soldiers were killed after clashes broke out with gunmen on Friday. Eleven others have reportedly been injured across the city.