Libya

May 23, 2014

Tunisia tightened security and has been battling the hardline group Ansar al-Sharia since the revolution in 2011 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Tunisian authorities arrested eight Libyans for allegedly planning attacks in the country, according to the interior ministry.

May 22, 2014

Concerned Arab countries are monitoring Libya's security situation closely (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT

The Arab League are due to meet to discuss ongoing violence in Libya, according to Egypt's representative, Tarek Adel.

The ICC has decided that Saif al Islam Gaddafi should be transferred to The Hague. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT

The International Criminal Court has denied a request by Libya to try Saif al Islam Gaddafi in Libya.

May 21, 2014

Retired Libyan Army general Khalifa Haftar speaks during a press conference in the town of Abyar, 70 km southwest of Bengahzi, on May 17, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/STR)
17:50 GMT

Maj. Gen. Khalifa Haftar, commander-in-chief of a breakaway military force, is increasingly dividing Libya's government forces and military.

The international community grows concerned amid the increasing violence in Libya (File/AFP)
14:52 GMT

A Chinese national was killed in Benghazi by gunmen and two people died in Tripoli as violent clashes took place.

Militiamen stormed Libya's parliament on Sunday. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

Libya's election commission has proposed a June 25 election in an effort to stop recent violence.

May 20, 2014

Thousands of Egyptians cross the border every day for work in Libya (File Archive/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Egypt suspended travel to Libya as of Tuesday due to the ongoing unrest and chaos in its neighboring country.

Some separatist groups want the country split into multiple regions. (AFP/File)
13:26 GMT

Will Libya's relentless militias pull the country into total chaos?

Khalifa Hafta was at the forefront of ousting Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 (File/AFP)
11:39 GMT

Ex-army general Khalifa Haftar vowed to fight radical groups in Libya and launched "Operation Dignity" in an attempt to tacking the country's growing militias.

The U.S. embassy in Tripoli. (File image)
06:45 GMT

U.S. officials are considering closing the American embassy in Libya a day after violence broke out Sunday in the capital city of Tripoli.

May 19, 2014

Libya's militias have grown immensely powerful since the ouster of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
18:44 GMT

Saudi Arabia has suspended all diplomatic work in Libya due to recent violence.

Recent violence in Libya has left nearly 80 people dead and over 140 injured. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

The European Union on Monday expressed "deep concern" over recent developments in Libya after armed groups launched attacks on Tripoli's parliamnet and an eastern airbase.

General Khalifa Hafter says he seeks to crush the Islamist militias who have carried out multiple deadly attacks in recent months. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The army chief has ordered Libya's Islamist militias to come to Tripoli in response to gunmen storming the parliament on Sunday.

Libya's parliament was attacked earlier this year by several rebel militant groups in protest of the central government's weak leadership and corrupt practices (File Archive/AFP)
08:11 GMT

Libya's capital is on high alert Monday following Sunday's attack on the parliament in which rebel brigades led by a former general stormed the General National Congress.

May 18, 2014

Ex-rebel groups led by former general Kaftar have launched an offensive on Islamist groups in the country in their effort to purge Libya of "terrorists" (File Archive/AFP)
07:20 GMT

Clashes between armed groups in eastern Libya have left at least 79 people dead and 141 others wounded Saturday.