Libya

October 10, 2013

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.

Libya's PM Zeidan was kidnapped Thursday by a group of armed men believed to be former rebels (AP)
06:13 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped by armed militants early Thursday while staying at a hotel in Tripoli and has been taken to an unknown location.

October 9, 2013

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the senior Al Qaeda operative captured by US special forces in Tripoli on Saturday, Abu Anas Al Libi, will be brought to justice for his role in international terror plots. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the senior Al Qaeda operative captured by US special forces in Tripoli on Saturday, Abu Anas Al Libi, will be brought to justice for his role in international terror plots.

October 8, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says that Libya values its "important" relationship with the United States, but "our concerns about our citizens is another duty and responsibility." (Reuters)
18:28 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan announced Tuesday that it will not deliver its citizens abroad for trial in response to the US abduction of alleged al-Qaeda member Anas al-Libi Saturday.

US Marines pivot into position during an exercise on the flight deck of the USS San Antonio in the Mediterranean. Abu Anas al Libi was allegedly interrogated on this ship sailing off the Libyan coast following his abduction on October 6, 2013 by US special forces in Tripoli. (AFP)
11:03 GMT

In revenge for the arrest of high ranking Al Qaeda operative Abu Anas Al Libi on Saturday, militants in Libya have urged their followers to kidnap US citizens and attack gas pipelines in Tripoli.

October 6, 2013

Abu Anas Al Libi, the Libyan Al Qaeda leader who was arrested by US forces in Tripoli on Saturday. (AFP)
07:48 GMT

Libyan Al Qaeda leader Abu Anas Al Libi was arrested by US forces on Saturday following a military raid in Tripoli. Libi was allegedly behind the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa and has been on the FBI's most wanted list for many years.

October 5, 2013

Gadhafi's overthrow has created a power vacuum in the North African country where growing clashes between rival clans has undermined Libya's political transition (AFP)
16:21 GMT

Militants near the city of Bani Walid killed at least 12 Libyan soldiers at a checkpoint Saturday.

October 3, 2013

A picture taken on outside the Russian embassy in Tripoli shows a car that was destroyed during an attack. Russia has evacuated all embassy staff from Libya. (Image credit: AFP)
16:53 GMT

One day after an attack on its embassy in Tripoli, Russia has evacuated all of its embassy staff and families to neighboring Tunisia.

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.