Libya

February 17, 2013

Members of the Libyan security forces and armed civilians monitor a check point at Martyrs square in Tripoli. (AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA)
07:47 GMT

Four foreign nationals have been detained following suspicions that they were distributing evangelical Christian materials.

The anniversary of the uprising that ended with Qaddafi’s killing in October 2011 comes as Libya’s new rulers battle critics calling for a 'new revolution.'
05:05 GMT

Security forces were on high alert across Libya Sunday as the North African nation marks two years since the start of the revolt that toppled Moamer Qaddafi after four decades of iron-fisted rule.

February 13, 2013

Libya's Brega terminal  has its first export of LPG yesterday, according to a statement from the National Oil Company
09:08 GMT

Libya announced yesterday that its subsidiary, the Sirte Oil Company had shipped its first LPG cargo since the revolution

February 11, 2013

Auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is to help deal with unpaid Libyan hospital bills in Jordan
10:59 GMT

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is to deal with unpaid hospital bills by Libya, who sent rebels for treatment in Jordan during the revolution that ousted Gaddafi.

January 29, 2013

Libya and Tunisia have agreed to set up a joint shipping lane between the two nations
11:32 GMT

Libya and Tunisia are to create a shipping lane between the two north African countries, the Libyan Transport Ministry announced last week in Tunis.

January 28, 2013

Libya has announced its gasoline suppliers for 2013 as the country lacks sufficient refining capacities
12:46 GMT

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has chosen its gas suppliers for 2013 as the country doesn't have enough refining capacity to meet national demand.

January 25, 2013

The UK's Foreign Office said it has credible evidence of potential attacks on Westerners yesterday
07:40 GMT

The UK's Foreign Office urged all British nationals to leave the city of Benghazi, Libya.

January 21, 2013

The third Arab Economic Forum has started in Riyadh, aiming to boost economic integration and deal with the legacy of the Arab Spring
11:29 GMT

The third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit kicks off in Riyadh on Monday aiming to boost economic integration and tackle people’s aspirations amid the Arab world’s turbulent political changes.

January 20, 2013

Libyan  officials have beefed up security at their oil and gas plants following the deadly hostage situation in neighbouring Algeria
08:16 GMT

Libyan officials have said that Libyan oil and gas installations are extremely secure and played down any threats of similar attacks such as that happened in Algeria during the last four days.

January 18, 2013

In the latest violence to hit the cradle of the 2011 revolt that ousted dictator Muammar Qaddafi, a car bomb killed a police officer in Benghazi on Tuesday. (AFP)
05:00 GMT

The Libyan authorities declared Thursday a curfew on the restive eastern city of Benghazi from midnight to 8 in the morning.

January 14, 2013

An investment bank for the Arab Maghreb has been created with $100m and support from the IMF
11:13 GMT

The five nations of the Arab Maghreb Union have created an investment bank with capital of $100 million to finance infrastructure projects in the region, Mauritania's central bank governor said on Wednesday.

Tunisian special forces stand guard outside a mausoleum ravaged by fire in what is thought to have been an arson attack on Sunday in Sidi Bou Said. (AFP PHOTO /FETHI BELAID)
07:22 GMT

After demonstrators clash with the police over social inequalities and unemployment, Tunisia's government deploys soldiers to deal with the chaos.

January 13, 2013

Libya's Prime Minister has vowed to tackle corruption
11:31 GMT

The Libyan Prime Minister, Dr Ali Zidan, has said that corruption needs to be tackled and that his government will take all necessary measures to stamp it out.

January 10, 2013

Turkey and Libya could increase energy ties, despite problems with Libyan output
11:51 GMT

Turkey wants a stronger energy relationship with the Libyan government, the visiting Turkish energy minister said during talks in Tripoli.

January 7, 2013

Mohammed el-Megarif delivers a speech during a police graduation ceremony at a police academy in the district of Salaheddin in Tripoli. (AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA)
13:18 GMT

The interim premier, Mohammed el-Megarif, tells state TV that he is unharmed despite gunmen attacking his hotel.