Libya

June 26, 2013

A plume of smoke is seen rising from the Libyan capital Tripoli earlier this year (file AFP)
21:00 GMT

Armed clashes between rebels broke out in Tripoli, and an army officer was killed in Benghazi after a bomb in his car exploded.

Tawergha refugee camp 2013 (Image courtesy of Martyrs Square Media Facebook)
08:04 GMT

Tensions remain in the region around Misrata between forces who toppled Muammar Gaddafi and the Tawergha who largely fell behind the former dictator

June 21, 2013

Moammar Gadhafi, then Libya's chief of state, attending the 12th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 2, 2009. Qaddafi was elected chairman of the organization. (Source: Wikimedia/Jesse B. Awalt)
09:35 GMT

Libya struggles with its post-Gadhafi legacy as Amnesty International condemns detention of foreign nationals

June 19, 2013

If Hamdi moved to Egypt from Libya for an easier life, it has not panned out that way as of late.
12:31 GMT

Another day, another story of an Arab celeb claiming innocence to fraud charges. This time Libyan singer Hamid Al Shaeri tries to clear his name.

June 18, 2013

Syrian rebels in Aleppo rest from fighting. A recent report has uncovered that Libya has been arming the Syrian opposition forces. (Al Bawaba/AFP file photo)
18:46 GMT

An investigative report has discovered that a network of Libyan officials are allowing weapons to be shipped to the Syrian rebels by private arms dealers.

June 15, 2013

A Libyan soldier wounded from overnight clashes rests in his hospital bed on Saturday in Benghazi. AFP image
21:02 GMT

Clashes between armed activists and Libyan armed forces erupted in the eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, leaving six soldiers dead. The army has warned of a "bloodbath" in the city.

June 10, 2013

A view of the Saloum crossing between Egypt and Libya. Image courtesy of thirdage.com
10:00 GMT

At least eight Egyptians have been injured after clashes with Libyan border guards, who set an Egyptian truck on fire.

Libyan security personnel stand guard in an armed pick-up as residents of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi bury the bodies of the demonstrators that were killed during clashes between former rebels and anti-militia protesters on Sunday. AFP
04:00 GMT

The Chief of Staff of the Libyan army Major General Yussef al-Mangoush was sacked hours after deadly fighting erupted in Benghazi between protesters and militias, resulting in the deaths of at least 27 people.

June 9, 2013

Members of Libyan security forces run away holding weapons during clashes between protesters and troops of the Libyan Shield Forces (LSF), a coalition of militias, in Benghazi. AFP Photo
08:18 GMT

At least 27 people have died in Benghazi, Libya, as protesters fought with a Libyan militia that is apparently working in conjunction with the Defence Ministry.

May 29, 2013

Megarief, the president of Libya's highest political body will resign on May 28, after a law was passed banning those who served under the ousted regime of late dictator Moamer Gaddafi an aide said on May 27 (Abdullah Doma/ AFP)
07:54 GMT

President of Libyan General National Congress submitted his resignation on Tuesday after the law banning Gaddafi-era officials from senior public posts

May 13, 2013

Bystanders and residents gather next to the wreckage of a car at the site of a car bomb that exploded in the parking lot of a Benghazi hospital in Libya on Monday. (AFP Photo)
17:39 GMT

Car bomb goes off near a hospital in Libya, triggering a massive demonstration. Conflicting reports from news agencies on the casualty figures, with claims of death toll between three and 17.

Gasoline prices needed to rise in line with those of its neighbours
13:58 GMT

Libya will join its neighbours in tackling sensitive fuel market reforms and plans to do away with all subsidies within three years, Oil Minister Abdelbari Al Arusi said.

May 12, 2013

A Libyan man inpects one of the two police stations that were attacked on May 10, 2013 in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Bomb attacks targeted two police stations in Benghazi causing extensive material damage but no casualties, a security official said. (Abdullah Doha/ AFP)
11:06 GMT

The attacks follow two similar bombings in the city on Friday

May 6, 2013

Libyan protesters hold placards and banners during a demonstration in support of the "political isolation law" in Libya's landmark Martyrs Square on May 5, 2013 in Tripoli, Libya. (Photo: AFP / Mahmud Turkia)
09:08 GMT

Libya's parliament passed a law on Sunday banning officials from the Gaddafi era from holding political office.

April 30, 2013

The price of OPEC's daily basket edged upward in Monday's trading
11:35 GMT

The price of OPEC basket of twelve crudes stood at US$100.91 dollars a barrel on Monday, up slightly from Friday's trading.