Libya

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.

December 19, 2012

Libyan civilians help an unconscious man, identified by eyewitnesses as US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, at the US consulate compound in Benghazi, following an overnight attack on the building. Stevens and three of his colleagues were killed. (AFP PHOTO/STR)
05:11 GMT

The secretary of state accepts the recommendations of a report urging her to improve security for U.S. officials overseas.

December 17, 2012

Libyan army soldiers carry the coffin of one of two soldiers killed in action in the oasis town of Bani Walid during a memorial service at Mitiga Airport, in Tripoli, on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA)
05:07 GMT

Libya's parliament orders that southern borders are closed and martial law is imposed on southern states in an effort to curb the flow of illegal immigrants and goods in to the country.

December 13, 2012

Najla Shawket Fitouri is a Libyan artist displaying some of her works in "The Libyan" exhibition
12:03 GMT

The Libyan’ exhibits at London's British Centre until 30 November, showcasing works of 8 contemporary Libyan artists.

Libya is looking at rebuilding the Sirte-Benghazi railway, the Vice-President of Russian Railways has said
08:49 GMT

Libya is indicating that it would like to resume the construction of the Sirte-Benghazi railway interrupted by hostilities in the country, Alexander Saltanov, the vice-president of Russian Railway told journalists in Moscow.

December 12, 2012

Libya could be set for more oil exploration
08:02 GMT

Libya is looking set for a new round of oil exploration deal, although the current target is to maintain output, which is slightly higher than expected.

December 4, 2012

Fears over non-payment have caused disruption to Libya's food supply
11:05 GMT

Libya is being forced to pay extra for food supplies as some traders claim that supplies are diverting shipments to elsewhere, in the fear that they will not get paid.

December 3, 2012

Political instability and protests are putting of investors in the Libyan oil game
09:15 GMT

A year after oil firms jockeyed to secure the first deals in post-war Libya, political disorder and a large surplus of oil in Europe have sapped enthusiasm ahead of talks for 2013 contracts worth around $50 billion.

November 28, 2012

Injured Libyan fighters were treated in Jordanian hospitals, but Amman says it has yet to receive all the money it is owed
12:02 GMT

Jordanian hospitals are feeling the strain due to the delay in the Libyan government’s payment of patients’ outstanding bills, which exceed JD120 million, a senior official said on Tuesday.

November 25, 2012

fragment from "Farrashyia" by Najla Shawket Fitouri. (photo from the flyer).
09:03 GMT

Libyan artists exhibit their works in London's Arab British Centre until the end of the month.

November 20, 2012

Crescent Petroleum is set to expand its operations in Libya and Lebanon
03:00 GMT

UAE-based Crescent Petroleum is gearing up for expansion in the Iraqi oil and gas sector and a debut into Libya and Lebanon, its chief executive told Reuters.

November 19, 2012

Libya is looking to strengthen ties with Saudi Arabia
06:00 GMT

Dr. Muhammad Al-Muqairef, president of the Libyan National Conference, has expressed his country’s desire to strengthen economic and commercial cooperation with Saudi Arabia.