Libya

May 18, 2014

Libya militiamen detained the truck drivers on Thursday. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

A group of 250 Egyptian truck drivers who were detained in Libya have been released.

May 16, 2014

Intense fighting took place between militias and Libyan forces, Friday (File/AFP)
14:16 GMT

Militants clashed with Libyan forces led by a retired general in the country's second city, Benghazi Friday.

May 15, 2014

Libyan authorities have struggled to control militias since the 2011 revolution (File/AFP)
18:45 GMT

Militiamen detained up to 250 Egyptian truck drivers days after an Egyptian national was shot dead in Benghazi.

May 14, 2014

Thousands of Egyptian nationals work as laborers in Libya, but now fear their security amid increasing violence (File/AFP)
11:47 GMT

An Egyptian worker was shot dead by gunmen in Benghazi on Tuesday, according to Al-Wasat news. A post-mortem of the victim's body is now being carried out.

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.