Libya

November 12, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan gives a press conference on November 10, 2013 in Tripoli. Zeidan warned Libyans of the possibility of foreign powers intervening unless the country's current chaos ends in Benghazi. (AFP)
05:43 GMT

Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has promised to supply more aid to the state security forces struggling to restore peace to the volatile eastern city of Benghazi.

November 10, 2013

Protestors gathered in Tripoli's Martys' Square Saturday in opposition of calls to renew GNC's mandate, saying that an extension will only "push Libya into further turmoil" (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
06:24 GMT

Attacks in eastern Libya Saturday killed six people in less than 24 hours and protestors gathered in the country's capital to protest the renewal of Libya's General National Congress mandate, saying an extension will only force the country into a deeper level of political turmoil.

November 7, 2013

Libya's militias will no longer receive payments from the government after December 31st unless they enroll in the country's official security forces (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
06:40 GMT

Libya's government announced Wednesday that it will stop paying armed groups from the 2011 uprisings and urged oil companies not to enter deals with terminals controlled by militia in the east of the country,

November 6, 2013

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi , rally outside the Presidential Palace protected by the Egyptian security, on November 1, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP)
07:44 GMT

Tensions between Libya and Egypt have peaked over each country's inability to control terrorist operations.

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi , rally outside the Presidential Palace protected by the Egyptian security, on November 1, 2013 in Cairo. (AFP)
07:39 GMT

Tensions between Libya and Egypt have peaked over each country's inability to control terrorist operations.

November 5, 2013

Clashes between Misrata brigade members and security officials at a Tripoli checkpoint left two wounded Tuesday (Ismail Zitouny/Reuters)
13:07 GMT

Fierce clashes between former rebels and security authorities at a checkpoint in Tripoli left two people wounded Tuesday. Protestors in Benghazi also burned several parts of the coastal city to demand the resignation of the current government this week.

November 4, 2013

Benghazi residents gather at the site of a car blast in the parking lot of school used as an electoral office on October 26, 2013. On Sunday night, a Libyan intelligence officer and his two-year old son were killed in a car bomb attack. (AFP)
10:33 GMT

A high-ranking Libyan intelligence officer and his two-year old son were killed in a car bomb explosion in the eastern city of Benghazi on late Sunday evening.

October 29, 2013

Libya gunmen stole a mix of foreign and local currency estimated to be $50 million from a bank van en route from Sirte's airport to the local bank branch (Ismail Zitouni/Reuters)
18:34 GMT

Libya gunmen stole $50 million from a bank van on a highway east of Tripoli.

Thousands of Egyptian truck drivers regularly cross the border into Libya for work (Courtesy of Libya Herald)
12:26 GMT

Two Egyptians were found dead in Eastern Libya and dozens of others have been reported missing.

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.