Libya

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.

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.