Libya

October 21, 2012

Khamis
11:53 GMT

The youngest son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Khamis, was killed Saturday in fighting with government forces in the town of Bani Walid.

October 15, 2012

Libyan prison
18:30 GMT

Some 120 criminal prisoners escaped from Libya's Jedaida prison today in Tripoli

October 7, 2012

Abu Shagour
21:31 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagour was forced to resign Sunday after the Libyan Parliament, the National Assembly, rejected for the second time his cabinet formation.

September 25, 2012

Libya has oil reserves that are waiting for development, but no new contracts are out for tender
13:45 GMT

Significant oil and natural gas discoveries are waiting to be developed in Libya though no new bidding rounds are expected soon, an executive said from Tripoli.

'Libya will inspire the world": Graffiti from Tripoli (courtesy of Sara Fitouri)
11:37 GMT

The leftover from the revolution are still causing chaos in a country struggling for centralized power.

September 24, 2012

Obama had a dream: The infamous speech to the Muslim world delivered from Cairo in 2009 came to represent the new President's 'dream' for a better understanding between America and the Middle East: "I have come here to seek a new beginning between the US & Muslims around the world." Or simply put: Muslims, Americans are not your enemy.
13:28 GMT

Here, we trace the relationship since the Cairo speech that captured the world's imagination and set out the stall for the fresh-faced newly inaugurated President to make friends with Muslims, up until the anti-American riots of September 11, 2012.

September 22, 2012

Benghazi
09:19 GMT

Hundreds of Benghazi residents rebelled Friday against the armed militias who rule the city and managed to attack the main headquarters of the extremist group

September 19, 2012

Lebanon to open up more markets for agricultural exports
11:09 GMT

Lebanon has secured access for apple exports to the Iraqi, Libyan and Egyptian markets, adding that clamping down on pesticide residue and quality packaging were key to opening new markets.

September 13, 2012

Attack
18:56 GMT

Libyan authorities announced Thursday they had arrested suspects in connection with the investigation into the attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Terry Jones and his preoccupation with Muslim-hating
14:42 GMT

In a surprisingly unsurprising turn of events, the face that angered Muslims from Egypt through Libya and Yemen and everywhere, is that of the notorious Pastor Terry Jones. He is one man very involved, together with the mystery movie-maker, in the dramatic film affair that offended the Prophet Muhammad and in turn, the Muslim faithful.

September 12, 2012

Libya
13:05 GMT

The U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, and three U.S. officials were killed Tuesday in an attack on the consulate in Benghazi, in eastern Libya, said on Wednesday a senior Interior Ministry official.

Libya
06:16 GMT

A U.S. official was killed Tuesday and another injured in a violent attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in eastern Libya.

September 11, 2012

Arab Bank wants to restore its presence in post-Gaddafi Libya
08:11 GMT

Arab Bank, Jordan's largest lender, is seeking to regain access to its Al Wahda bank unit in Libya after last year's uprising forced it to exit the country.

August 28, 2012

Libya: It was all going so well as elections ended on a post-Gaddafi-high of optimism for the liberal future. But then the Salafis started bulldozing moderate Sufi mosques. Facebook extremist groups popped up to congratulate the Salafis but most Libyan were unimpressed and the interior minister was forced to resign.
15:23 GMT

As the Arab Spring's rallying cry for change seems to have been answered with Islamist power-takers, we look at how the Arab world has responded, particularly over the last couple of weeks. Was the clean sweep of Islamist governments what the Arab people wanted? Arabs seem to be fighting back with a resurgence of protests, and an Islamist backlash. The people are generally unhappy with the free-for-all chaos of unbridled Salafi mayhem and destruction that has arisen in the power vacuum left by non-Islamic dictators.

August 19, 2012

Tripoli
07:27 GMT

At least two people were killed and several others injured in two explosions that rocked Sunday dawn the center of the Libyan capital, a security source conveyed.