Libya

September 3, 2014

Most diplomats were evacuated from Libya in July due to ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT

Clashes between rival militia groups in Benghazi have killed 31 people.

September 2, 2014

The Libyan government has been battling multiple militias since the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT

At least 10 soldiers have been killed in clashes between the army and the militias in Libya's Benghazi.

An Islamist fighter from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition flashes the V sign for victory following fighting which has destabilized Libya, requiring the formation of a new government (Mahmud Turkia/ AFP).
06:00 GMT

The country’s interim speaker of parliament, Faraj Bouhashem claimed that the formation of a new Libyan government is imminent.

September 1, 2014

Libya's militias have grown in strength since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
14:19 GMT

Libya's caretaker government has announced that most ministries and state-run institutions are now out of its control.

U.S. embassy staff was evacuated in July because of raging violence. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT

A Libyan militia group says it has secured the abandoned U.S. embassy in Tripoli.

August 28, 2014

Smoke rises from buildings following an air strike attack early in the morning on August 27, 2014, near military camps in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi. [AFP]
03:10 GMT

A top Libyan official has warned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the North African country could descend into a “full-scale civil war” if militias are not disarmed.

August 26, 2014

The air strikes were against Islamic militias near Tripoli. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT

Air strikes by Egypt and the UAE were launched against anti-government militias in Libya last week, senior U.S. officials revealed.

August 25, 2014

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri (C) speaks as Libyan Foreign Minister Muhammad Abdelaziz (R) looks on during a meeting on Monday (Khaled Desouki/ AFP).
19:00 GMT

Egypt is to host a meeting of foreign ministers of Libya and its neighbours on Monday regarding Libya´s security situation.

The battle between militias has destroyed Tripoli's airport. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday that they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli.

August 23, 2014

The Tripoli airport has been a long-sought after control post for rival militias. On Saturday, Islamist group Fajr Libya announced it has seized total control. (AFP/File)
20:11 GMT

Libyan Islamist militant group Fajr Libya announced Saturday its seizure of the Tripoli airport from rival nationalist militia groups.

August 22, 2014

Spent bullet shells litter the ground as a member of the Islamist-linked militia of Misrata walks past following three days of battles in the area of Tripoli's International airport, on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
09:25 GMT

Heavy fighting has once again broken out between rival militants around the international airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, forcing locals to flee their homes.

August 20, 2014

 Libya's return to the market has hit oil prices, which slumped to a four-month low in London on Monday before recovering in Asian trade on Tuesday.
20:41 GMT

Libya may be on the brink of chaos but it is gradually boosting output in the vital oil sector after a crisis blocked export terminals for a year.

August 19, 2014

Rival militias have battled for control of Tripoli's airport since July 13. (AFP/File)
12:39 GMT

Forces loyal to retired General Khalifa Haftar have claimed responsibility for recent air strikes in Tripoli.

August 17, 2014

Libya is grappling with rising insecurity since the fall of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT

Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militia groups in Tripoli.

August 16, 2014

The two militia groups played a key role in the uprising that toppled the country’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP)
21:46 GMT

Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militia groups in the Libyan capital of Tripoli shortly after the new UN envoy announced plans to visit the country soon for ceasefire negotiations.