Libya

December 15, 2013

Benghazi has been suffering from violent attacks since the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi, with militias refusing to bow to governmental authority. (AFP/File)
16:32 GMT

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed an army colonel in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, officials said Sunday.

December 5, 2013

An American man working at the international school in Benghazi was shot and killed on Thursday morning. Benghazi has been gripped by violence since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT

A U.S. citizen working in an international school in Benghazi was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in Libya on Thursday.

Libya hopes to reopen all its oil ports on Dec. 10 and resume full production about a week later after the Libyan army threatened to use force against armed protesters.
03:55 GMT

Asked how soon after Dec. 10 Libya could get production back to normal, the minister said: "From one week to 10 days."

November 29, 2013

Libyan men stand outside a building used by Ansar al-Sharia militia after it was torched by residents on November 25, 2013 in Benghazi. [Abdullah Doma/AFP]
04:00 GMT

An explosion at a weapons depot in an air base south of Libya killed more than 40 people on Thursday, a security source said according to Reuters.

November 28, 2013

The UN is sending in a special force in response to escalating clashes in Benghazi and in the capital of Tripoli in recent weeks (Esam Omran Al Fetori/Reuters)
07:17 GMT

The United Nations announced Wednesday that it plans to send a 235-member special force to Libya in order to provide protection in light of the recent rise in attacks throughout the country.

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05:00 GMT

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November 27, 2013

Members of Ansar Sharia and many other militias throughout the country have refused to disarm following the oust of Gaddafi which has led to clashes and tension between the militias and the Libyan government forces accordingly (File Archive/AFP)
05:59 GMT

Libyan army and Islamist militants clashed early Wednesday outside of Benghazi again following Monday's fatal fighting.

November 25, 2013

Smoke billows over residential neighbourhoods in Benghazi, following fierce clashes between the army and militants in the eastern Libyan city. (Image courtesy of Twitter/Wajid Saadi)
07:23 GMT

At least three people have died and many more have been wounded in clashes between Libyan state troops and Islamist militants in the restive eastern city of Benghazi on Monday morning.

Members and vehicles of the Al-Qaaqa brigade from Zintan get ready to vacate the premises of their Tripoli quarter on November 21, 2013, as part of a government decision to remove militias from the capital. Libya's international allies on Sunday pledged to bring stability to the country. (AFP)
05:27 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his British counterpart William Hague have pledged to work closely with the international community to bring peace to Libya, following a recent upswing in violence in the north African state.

November 19, 2013

attend a demonstration alongside Libyan civilians in Tripoli against the presence of militia in the capital and in support of the army and police on November 19, 2013. [MAHMUD TURKIA/Getty Images]
17:36 GMT

Libya's government announces plans to remove militias operating outside its control from the capital

Militias, particularly those hailing from Misrata, have been ordered to leave the capital within 72 hours as of Monday (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP)
05:26 GMT

Libyan troops were deployed to the country's capital to drive out militias who have been given 72 hours as of Monday to leave the city.

November 18, 2013

Libyan rebel groups have established checkpoints nationwide as they compete for power and territory control with other militias as well as the central government (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
08:37 GMT

Escalating violence in Libya, including late Sunday's death and kidnap of two intelligence officers, is becoming a point of worry for Libya's neighbors and the international community. Militia forces from Misrata have been ordered to leave the country's capital and US military forces are proposing to train Libyan government security forces in order to maintain security and promote counterterrorism in the fragile north African country.

November 17, 2013

Libyan militias previously vandalized the government's parliament building in the capital earlier this year (File Archive/AFP)
13:07 GMT

Libyan residents in Tripoli are on a three-day strike to protest the past weekend's fatal militia violence, and government officials are calling on all militias in the country's capital to leave.

Members of the Tripoli Rebels Brigade militia patrol a main road in Tajura, 15 kms from the capital Tripoli. (Image credit: AFP)
07:16 GMT

A 48-hour state of emergency was declared in the Libyan capital of Tripoli in the early hours of Sunday, after deadly violence broke out between armed groups.

November 16, 2013

Golshifteh Farahani plays the lead role in Rahimi's “The Patience Stone,” the festival's opening-night film. (Image: Facebook)
04:00 GMT

The historical Lebanese city Tripoli will be reviving its movie industry by hosting its first ever film festival next year.