Libya

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.

January 6, 2013

Libyan policemen in civilian clothing protest against the kidnapping of the Head of Criminal Investigation Department, Abdel Salam al-Mahdawi, outside the Tibesti hotel in Benghazi, on Thursday. (AFP PHOTO / ABDULLAH DOMA)
04:43 GMT

After the head of the Criminal Investigation Department, Abdel Salam al-Mahdawi, is abucted, Libyan police begin their search.

January 3, 2013

France’s former President Nicolas Sarkozy with he late Libyan leader, Muammar Qaddafi.
11:49 GMT

France’s former President Nicolas Sarkozy took more than €50 million from the late Libyan leader, Muammar Qaddafi, a French judge has been told.

December 30, 2012

Two dead in blast in Misrata.
20:35 GMT

At least two Egyptians have lost their lives and two others wounded in a bomb attack on an Egyptian Orthodox Church near the Western Libyan city of Misrata

December 20, 2012

Countries in the Maghreb area of North Africa are set for closer cooperation
11:55 GMT

The European Union has adopted a report which calls for greater cooperation and deeper regional ties between countries in the Maghreb.