Libya

April 7, 2014

The eastern militias will immediately hand over the Zuwaitina and Hariga oil terminals under the new deal (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
10:40 GMT

Libya's main eastern militia has agreed to return control of four major state oil terminals to Tripoli.

April 3, 2014

The soaring (65m) Minaret of Jam sits in a deep river valley amidst towering mountains in Ghur province, Afghanistan. Built in the 12th century, its elaborate brickwork and blue-tiled top inscription represent the architectural and artistic tradition of this region.  High elevation won’t protect it from river flooding!
12:38 GMT

Arab World Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change

April 2, 2014

Self-preclaimed Prime Minister of the rebel group Abb Rabbo Al Barassi says that he and related rebel leadership will meet with a government delegation in Ajdabiya in the next two days to finalize the plan to end the blockade (Courtesy of The Cairo Post)
07:58 GMT

Eastern rebels in Libya have agreed to end their blockade of the country's major oil exports within days.

March 29, 2014

The Gaddafi family fell from power in 2011 after a popular uprising. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Saadi Gaddafi, who is awaiting trial in Libya, recently asked the Libyan people for forgiveness in a recorded interview filmed in prison.

March 26, 2014

Ali Zeidan was ousted from the premier post earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
10:12 GMT

Ousted Libyan Prime Minister has described his country as in "danger of becoming an Al Qaeda terror base," particularly in terms of attacks directed at EU countries.

March 25, 2014

Muammar Gaddafi ruled from 1969 until 2011. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Two of Gaddafi's sons and multiple aides are set to stand trial on April 14th.

March 23, 2014

Embassies have been a frequent target of attacks since Gaddafi's oust (File Archive/AFP)
06:56 GMT

One of Tunisia's diplomatic staff was kidnapped in Libya this weekend.

March 17, 2014

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

A car bomb that detonated in Benghazi has killed at least ten soldiers and wounded dozens more.

Navy SEALs demonstrate a special patrol insertion/extraction from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a capabilities demonstration as part of the 2009 Veterans Day Ceremony and Muster XXIV at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, on November 7, 2009. (AFP)
09:04 GMT

U.S. Navy Seals have boarded and taken full control of a rogue North Korean tanker that had loaded crude oil at a port held by rebels in eastern Libya, the Pentagon said Monday.

March 16, 2014

Libya's eastern rebels control some of the country's key ports and oil refinery areas (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
07:48 GMT

Libya rebels said Saturday that they are ready to negotiate with Tripoli over ending six-month blockade if Tripoli agrees to end its discussion over plans for a military offensive.

March 14, 2014

A view of the Egyptian embassy located in Tripoli, Libya (photo courtesy: voanews.com)
14:04 GMT

A new spate of kidnappings takes place in Libya, with 70 Egyptians abducted

March 13, 2014

After the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, Libya's security deteriorated. (AFP/File)
11:22 GMT

A new U.N. report highlights Libya's contribution to conflicts abroad.

March 12, 2014

One of the problems plaguing Libya is its lack of reliable leadership since 2011 - current PM Ali Zeidan was ousted from power just last night, throwing the country into even more disarray. (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT

The partitioning of Libya is no longer the concern of pessimists alone but a tangible reality. Islamists are imposing their rule by force and the government and parliament are paralyzed. Is this the biggest mess Libya's been in living memory?

Libya's former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was reportedly in Malta late Tuesday despite a government ban on his travel during his corruption investigation (File Archive/AFP)
08:51 GMT

Ousted Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan escaped to Europe Wednesday despite the government's decision to place a travel ban on him Tuesday while he is under investigation for corruption and related irregularities.

Defense Minister Abdallah Al Thanni will replace ousted Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan (Stuart Price/WAC/AFP)
06:02 GMT

Ousted Prime Minister has been banned by his own government from travelling abroad until his investigation over alleged financial corruption and "other irregularities" is completed.