Libya

October 22, 2013

Security breaches to Tripoli's parliament building are starting to become "a norm" in the chaotic post-Gaddafi era (Courtesy of Paul Schemm/AP)
17:16 GMT

Disabled former rebels from the war that ousted late Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi broke into and vandalized the parliament building in Tripoli Tuesday.

October 21, 2013

Libya's PM Ali Zeidan seemed hopeless about his country's future Sunday, stating that, the situation in Libya is "beyond anyone's abilities" (Courtesy of BBC)
07:51 GMT

In a press conference Sunday, Libyan security chief Abdelmonem Essid announced proudly that he was behind Prime Minister Ali Zeidan's abduction ten days ago and PM Zeidan described the situation in the north African country as "beyond anyone's abilities."

October 20, 2013

Since 2011, Libya's government has tried to maintain order as local militias fight for power and territory throughout the country (Courtesy: Getty)
19:39 GMT

Around 200 Egyptian truck drivers held by an armed Libyan group have been freed

Since 2011, Libya's government has tried to maintain order as local militias fight for power and territory throughout the country (Courtesy of BBC)
07:05 GMT

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced that talks with Libya were in progress Saturday to secure the release of more than twenty Egyptian drivers who were kidnapped by militias in its neighboring country.

October 18, 2013

A destroyed car and the remains of car bomb are seen following an explosion outside the Swedish consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi . Benghazi has witnessed a deadly series of attacks in recent times. (Image credit: AFP)
19:19 GMT

Unknown assailants gunned down Libya’s military police chief, Colonel Ahmed Mustapha al-Barghathi, Friday in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, security services said.

October 15, 2013

Abu Anas Al Libi pleaded not guilty to terrorist charges on Tueday. (AFP)
19:31 GMT

Abu Anas Al Libi, the senior Al Qaeda operative caught in Tripoli earlier this month, pleaded not guilty to charges related to the 1998 bombings of US embassies in East Africa in a New York court on Tuesday.

Abu Anas Al Libi, the senior Al Qaeda official captured in Libya by US forces, has been transferred to the US to stand trial for criminal charges. (AFP)
06:00 GMT

Abu Anas Al Libi, the senior Al Qaeda official captured in Libya by US forces, has been transferred to the US to stand trial for criminal charges.

October 11, 2013

A car bomb targeting the Swedish consulate in Benghazi Friday have heightened questions regarding Libya's future during a week of renewed chaos in the North African country (Reuters)
16:28 GMT

A car bomb targeting the Swedish consulate in Benghazi and the International Criminal Court's decision to allow Gaddafi's spy chief to be tried in Libya Friday have heightened questions regarding Libya's future during a week of renewed chaos in the North African country.

Zeidan says he will release more information about the political party responsible for his kidnapping in the upcoming days (AFP/Getty)
07:33 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has accused a “political party” for his kidnap from a Tripoli hotel Thursday, but did not elaborate or give names on possible suspects.

October 10, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been freed by the rebels who kidnapped him from a hotel on Thursday morning. (AFP/File)
11:01 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been freed by former rebels who seized him from a hotel earlier on Thursday following the capture of a senior Al Qaeda official on Saturday.

The first picture released by captors show the Libyan prime minister after gunmen stormed his hotel on Thursday morning. (Al Arabiya)
07:58 GMT

According to rebel groups, the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped on Thursday in revenge for the arrest of Abu Anas Al Libi, a senior Al Qaeda member who was snatched off the streets of Tripoli by US special forces on Saturday.

Libya's PM Zeidan was kidnapped Thursday by a group of armed men believed to be former rebels (AP)
06:13 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped by armed militants early Thursday while staying at a hotel in Tripoli and has been taken to an unknown location.

October 9, 2013

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the senior Al Qaeda operative captured by US special forces in Tripoli on Saturday, Abu Anas Al Libi, will be brought to justice for his role in international terror plots. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the senior Al Qaeda operative captured by US special forces in Tripoli on Saturday, Abu Anas Al Libi, will be brought to justice for his role in international terror plots.

October 8, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says that Libya values its "important" relationship with the United States, but "our concerns about our citizens is another duty and responsibility." (Reuters)
18:28 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan announced Tuesday that it will not deliver its citizens abroad for trial in response to the US abduction of alleged al-Qaeda member Anas al-Libi Saturday.

US Marines pivot into position during an exercise on the flight deck of the USS San Antonio in the Mediterranean. Abu Anas al Libi was allegedly interrogated on this ship sailing off the Libyan coast following his abduction on October 6, 2013 by US special forces in Tripoli. (AFP)
11:03 GMT

In revenge for the arrest of high ranking Al Qaeda operative Abu Anas Al Libi on Saturday, militants in Libya have urged their followers to kidnap US citizens and attack gas pipelines in Tripoli.