Libya

May 13, 2014

The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped by gunmen earlier this month. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

The Jordanian ambassador who was kidnapped in Libya last month has been freed.

May 11, 2014

Protesters were demonstrating against the rampant violence across Libya since 2011. (AFP/File)
07:03 GMT

Four Libyans were killed in clashes between protesters and militants in Benghazi.

May 5, 2014

Initially, only 113 lawmakers voted for Maiteeq on Sunday, falling short of the 120 votes necessary to secure his win. (Image courtesy of The Guardian)
06:31 GMT

Libyan Businessman Ahmed Maiteeq has taken oath of office after being elected as the North African country’s new prime minister.

May 2, 2014

The clashes took place after gunmen stormed a police station in Benghazi (File/AFP)
09:44 GMT

At least five Libyan soldiers were killed after clashes broke out with gunmen on Friday. Eleven others have reportedly been injured across the city.

April 29, 2014

Libya's parliament was attacked by militants and protesters earlier this year as well (Courtesy of Al Arabiya)
19:22 GMT

Gunmen stormed Libya's General National Congress (GNC) as it was preparing to elect a new prime minister.

Violence continues in Benghazi as Libya struggles to develop a stronger government. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

A car bomb in Benghazi has killed two soldiers.

The Jordanian ambassador was pulled from his car by gunmen in April. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Jordan has agreed to hand over a Libyan militant in exchange for the release of its ambassador who was kidnapped in Libya in April.

April 23, 2014

Hamid Al Shaeri in 3D is on its way (Image: Twitter).
13:07 GMT

Libyan singer Hamid Al Shaeri is coming back after an eight year hiatus with a new 3D album.

April 21, 2014

Libya was under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi for 42 years. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Libya's constituent assembly began drafting a new constitution Monday.

Sheikh's hostage video was posted on social networking sites. He is being held by a largely unknown group calling themselves Shabab Al-Tawhid. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

A Libyan jihadist group on Monday released a video showing a kidnapped hostage from the Tunisian embassy pleading with the Tunisian government to negotiate with his captors.

April 20, 2014

Libya plans to limit the costly subsidies its citizens enjoy when buying fuel – much of which is smuggled into Tunisia for resale at higher prices – by introducing a “smart card” system like one newly implemented in neighboring Egypt.
01:10 GMT

Fuel smuggling is common across North Africa and its extent has increased in the chaotic aftermath of the Arab Spring.

April 17, 2014

Aitan was kidnapped in Tripoli on Tuesday by an anonymous armed group. (Courtesy of The Jordan Times)
07:19 GMT

Libyan authorities said they still have no news about the fate of Fawaz Aitan, the Jordanian ambassador who was abducted in Tripoli on Tuesday morning.

April 16, 2014

Kidnappings have become frequent in Libya since the country fell into chaos after the overthrow of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

A U.S. Embassy security guard has escaped her kidnappers in Libya.

Renewed exports will restore much-needed revenue stream for Libya's weak central government following the 2011 overthrow of Moamer Kadhafi.
03:04 GMT

Libya prepared to resume oil exports Tuesday following a break of more than eight months, after autonomy-seeking rebels agreed to lift their blockade of ports in the country's east.

April 15, 2014

Jordan's ambassador was kidnapped from his car by militants Tuesday (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
20:02 GMT

Jordan's ambassador to Libya is being held by Al Qaeda-affiliated kidnappers who are demanding the release of a Libyan who is serving a life prison sentence in Jordan.