Libya

August 11, 2014

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Libya is facing the worst violence since the fall of former ruler Muammar Gaddafi three years ago

August 4, 2014

Most Western countries have evacuated their embassies because of the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

More than 20 people have been killed in fighting between two armed groups in Tripoli as they battle for control of the international airport.

August 1, 2014

Libya's militias continue to grow more powerful by the day. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Hard-line Islamist militias claimed to have taken control of Libya's second largest city.

July 31, 2014

Rival militias have nearly destroyed the airport in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT

The Philippines has called on all its 13,000 nationals to leave Libya immediately.

Libya is grappling with rising insecurity ever since the overthrow of Mummar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT

Egyptian authorities arrested 290 Egyptians who were trying to return home from Libya.

July 30, 2014

Crises are brewing all over the Middle East, but can the world only focus on one crisis at a time? (Menahem Kahana /AFP).
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Ali Ibrahim argues that the world cannot seem to focus its attention on more than one crisis at a time. Whilst all the focus is on Gaza right now, he argues that other events in the Middle East are actually more dangerous.

The Libyan government is struggling to control rival militias who refuse to lay down arms. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT

Militant groups have seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Benghazi.

Ongoing clashes between rival militias has made the country increasingly unstable. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Egypt is doubling the staff on the borders between Libya and Tunisia to help Egyptians safely exit Libya.

July 29, 2014

Libya has been grappling with rising insecurity ever since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:28 GMT

The Canadian government has pulled its diplomatic mission out of Libya because of the country's "unpredictable security environment."

Libya's interim government has appealed for international help to put out the fire. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT

Officials in Libya say a huge fire has spread to a second oil tank in Tripoli.

Whilst Libya has denied that any Egyptians were killed in Sunday´s rocket attack in Tripoli, Egypt has nonetheless advised all its citizens in the area to immediately evacuate (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
08:09 GMT

Libyan authorities informed the Egyptian foreign Ministry on Monday that despite earlier reports, no Egyptians were killed in the Tripoli rocket attack reported on Sunday.

July 28, 2014

Smoke billowing from an oil depot on 28 July 2014 near the Tripoli airport, resulting from some of the most violent clashes since dictator Moamer Kadhafi was overthrown in 2011 (Mahmud Turkia /AFP).
17:06 GMT

The international community is calling for an immediate ceasefire in Libya amid growing violence between armed Islamist groups and soldiers loyal to the Libyan government.

Libya is still grappling with rising insecurity nearly three years after the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Several countries have advised their nationals in Libya to leave the country immediately amid clashes.

July 27, 2014

Increased fighting between armed groups in Tripoli has caused not just the U.S. embassy to withdraw staff, but UN, Turkish and Saudi diplomats to be pulled out also (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
14:59 GMT

The United States has withdrawn its embassy staff from Libya following two weeks of increased violence in Tripoli.

Intense fighting at Tripoli's airport has led to the cancellation of most international flights. (AFP/File)
11:49 GMT

Over fifty people have been killed in Libya in the past few days as militia rivalries intensify.