Libya

April 29, 2014

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.

A Libyan official said that the militants opened fire at al-Etan's vehicle, wounding his driver and forcing the diplomat out at gunpoint. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

Unidentified Libyan gunmen on Tuesday abducted Jordan's ambassador to Tripoli, officials reported.

Oil prices received an additional boost following delays in resuming oil exports from Libya.
03:55 GMT

Crude oil futures rose to the highest level in five weeks on Monday as heightened tensions over unrest in eastern Ukraine fuelled concerns over potential supply disruptions.

April 14, 2014

The ICC has charged Saif al-Islam with murder and persecution of civilians. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is accused of orchestrating a campaign of murder, torture and bombardment of civilians during Libya's eight-month civil war in 2011.

A file picture taken on March 12, 2014 shows Libya's interim premier Abdullah al-Thani speaking during a press conference in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT

Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni abruptly quits his post a week after the parliament tasked him with forming a new cabinet.

April 12, 2014

Many Libyans want a larger share of oil profits. (AFP/File)
16:46 GMT

Anti-government protestors forced the Zawiya oil terminal to close and blocked the entrance to the port, preventing oil workers from entering.

April 8, 2014

The deal could help bolster the authority of the weak central Libyan government in the face of the country’s powerful militias, most of which have drawn their members from the former rebels who fought against Qaddafi.
03:55 GMT

Two other oil terminals, Ras Lanuf and Sidra, would be returned to government control in two to four weeks.