Libya

December 15, 2014

The company had been producing around 200,000 barrels a day.
03:26 GMT

Libya's eastern Es Sider oil export port, the country's biggest, has been shut due to fighting nearby between forces representing the country's competing governments.

December 12, 2014

"We will jointly work towards a comprehensive reconciliation process in Libya that will bring together all the parties in the country," Davutoglu said, speaking at a joint press conference in Ankara with the Italian prime minister. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi agreed to work together to find a solution for the conflict in Libya.

December 11, 2014

Libya plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
16:16 GMT

The European Union has barred all Libyan airlines from operating in the European airspace due to concerns over passenger safety amid fierce clashes in the North African country.

The move does not aim "to sanction or criticize Libya but solely to seek the assistance of the Security Council to eliminate the impediments to cooperation,” the statement said. (AFP/File)
14:45 GMT

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has referred Libya to the UN Security Council for not handing over the son of deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi for prosecution.

December 9, 2014

Libya's two rival governments will begin peace talks next week. (AFP/File)
09:53 GMT

The United Nations postponed Libya's peace talks to next week in order to give the rival parties time to work out the details.

December 4, 2014

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15:22 GMT

The Islamic State has established training camps in eastern Libya, U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez of U.S. Africa Command said.

December 3, 2014

Libya has been plagued by ongoing violence and instability since the ouster of Moammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
08:42 GMT

Casualties in the Benghazi city clashes east of Libya have increased to 10 deaths and eight injuries, said medical sources here Wednesday.

November 30, 2014

Libya has been dogged by political instability since the 2011 ouster and death of long-ruling strongman Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

Around 450 people were killed in a month and a half of fighting in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi between the Libyan army and the city's Islamist militias.

November 25, 2014

The country has been witnessing numerous clashes between government forces and rival militia groups. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

Troops loyal to Libya’s globally-recognized government have taken control of the strategic western town of Kekla after over 40 days of clashes with militias there.

November 22, 2014

A supporter of Moncef Marzouki, the current Tunisian president who is defending his position in the upcoming presidential elections, holds up the national flag during a campaign rally on Nov. 19 (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
05:00 GMT

This is the first time that the Tunisian-Libyan border will be closed for this long since the toppling of the previous regime.

November 19, 2014

Fighters of Libya's Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) militia rest while holding a position in the Kikla region. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
16:54 GMT

Pro-government forces and militants in Libya's restive city of Benghazi have agreed on a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire, the UN mission in Libya says.

Such expansion is made possible when often little known or relatively new jihadist groups announce their allegiance to IS, as was the case in Derna. (AFP/File)
13:54 GMT

The Islamic State has seized control of the coastal city of Derna on Libya's Mediterranean coast.

November 18, 2014

Abbott versus Putin: who would win in a shirtless face off? Both men boast sizeable pecs and larger than life egos, but would Putin really stand a chance against Abbott’s Iron Man trained bod? And it takes a real man to pull off a hot pink swim cap.
16:21 GMT

Putin and Abbott turned the G-20 Summit into a 6-Pack Parade so Albawaba dives into the Middle East to dig out some shirt-less men. Not for the faint-hearted! A parade of 6 packs from Russia to the Arab world.

November 17, 2014

Libya has struggled with intense violence ever since the ouster of former leader Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT

Libya's recently-elected parliament based in Tobruk has declared the eastern city of Benghazi a "disaster area," citing a wave of "acts of terror" that had gripped the flashpoint city for months.

November 16, 2014

The North African country has been witnessing numerous clashes between government forces and rival militia groups that refuse to lay down arms. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT

Medical sources say at least 340 people have been killed in fighting in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi since October 15.