Libya

October 2, 2013

The Russian embassy in Libya was attacked earlier this year by alleged exiled activists from the Syrian opposition (Courtesy of the Voice of Russia)
18:22 GMT

Al Arabiya reported Wednesday that gunmen attacked the Russian Embassy in Libya's capital city.

October 1, 2013

8,000 conflicted-related detainees are being held in detention facilities without rights to due process (Courtesy of Al-Arabiya)
17:08 GMT

The UN released a report Tuesday condemning torture practices in Libya's detention centers and has called on Tripoli to bring the facilities under full state control.

September 11, 2013

Libyan firefighters extinguish a fire caused by a powerful blast near a foreign ministry building on September 11, 2013 in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. (AFP)
08:47 GMT

One year after Libyan militants hit the US embassy in Benghazi, a car bomb targeted the Libyan foreign ministry building on Wednesday morning.

September 5, 2013

The biggest damage resulting from the closure of oil facilities is the reduction in the production of oil and gas, which has caused a deficit in the general budget of the Libyan state.
14:54 GMT

The Libyan government said strikes at its oil fields and export terminals were pushing production levels back toward lows witnessed during the civil war.

August 28, 2013

Saif Al Islam, son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Saif will go on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity next month. (Al Bawaba file photo)
13:06 GMT

Saif Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will go on trial in September for war crimes and crimes against humanity that he perpetrated during Libya's civil war.

August 14, 2013

Brent crude oil rose toward $110 per barrel Tuesday after oil exports from Libya fell to their lowest for two years, heightening supply worries ahead of scheduled cuts in output from fellow OPEC member Iraq.
09:23 GMT

Striking security guards shut Libya’s two biggest crude export terminals Monday, hours after they had reopened, and more oil fields have closed in a wave of protest that has swept the North African oil producer.

August 13, 2013

Abdullah al-Senussi arrives at a prison in Tripoli on September 5, 2012 (AFP file photo)
07:41 GMT

His lawyers say a trial in Libya would be a “sham” that leads to a swift death penalty conviction.

August 7, 2013

(U.S. Department of State)
08:58 GMT

Almost a year after U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in an attack in Libya’s Benghazi, the U.S. Justice Department has reportedly filed criminal charges.

July 29, 2013

Egypt has more refining laboratories than it has petrol production centres, and must therefore import crude oil
12:55 GMT

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sherif Ismail announced an agreement to import 1m barrels of crude oil monthly from Libya that will be refined in Egypt laboratories

Libya on map (shutterstock/Marcio Jose Bastos Silva)
07:57 GMT

Two powerful "suitcase bomb" explosions that went off near a courthouse in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sunday wounded 13 people

July 27, 2013

LIBYA, Tripoli : Libyan protesters stand amidst scattered documents after ransacking the offices of Muslim Brotherhood-backed Party of Justice and Construction, in the Libyan capital Tripoli on July 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA
13:39 GMT

Protesters attack the offices of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, as demonstrators take to streets to denounce recent political assassinations.

July 25, 2013

No one was injured in the early-morning attack (Getty file photo)
10:14 GMT

Reuters reported that the Emirates' embassy in Libya had come under grenade attack.

July 24, 2013

Men examine a car destroyed in a blast near embassies in Tripoli (AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA)
08:06 GMT

A possible car bomb went off near a building housing embassies and offices.

July 11, 2013

Libyan protesters shout slogans waving national flags during a demonstration on the Algeria Square to demand the removal of arms and the evacuation of unofficial armed groups and the implementation of the General National Congress (GNC)'s decision on July 7 (AFP)
10:02 GMT

The Libyan government has regained control of its interior ministry from an armed group that had taken over the building for a week, an official said Wednesday

July 8, 2013

Protesters shout slogans waving national flags during a demonstration on Algeria Square to demand the removal of arms and the evacuation of unofficial armed groups on July 7, 2013 in the Libyan capital Tripoli.(MAHMUD TURKIA /AFP)
15:47 GMT

Protesters gathered in Tripoli Sunday, calling for the disbanding of the capital's militias.