Libya

June 2, 2014

Libyans have taken to the streets to protest the intense violence that has swept across the country. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The latest violence in Libya's city of Benghazi has left at least 7 people dead.

May 29, 2014

General Haftar says he wants to crush the militias that are causing chaos around Libya. (AFP/File)
12:44 GMT

Former Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has resumed airstrikes on the city of Benghazi.

May 28, 2014

Libya's government is struggling to control multiple violent militias. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Due to growing instability in Libya, the U.S. State Department has issued a warning urging Americans in Libya to leave as soon as possible.

May 27, 2014

Ahmed Maiteeq was sworn in as prime minister late on Monday evening (File/AFP)
11:26 GMT

Ahmed Maiteeq's home was attacked on Tuesday by gunmen who threw grenades into the property. One militant was killed in the battle between security forces and the gunmen, sources say.

Ahmed Maiteeq has called for negotiations to end Libya's current crisis. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Ahmed Maiteeq has been sworn in as Libya's new prime minister.

May 25, 2014

Egypt has not yet responded to the Libyan claims that it will create a buffer zone with their neighbour. (AFP/File)
13:29 GMT

Forces loyal to retired commander of Libyan landforces Khalifa Haftar are ready to create a temporary buffer zone with Egypt in order to besiege terrorist groups, according to Haftar's spokesman.

Ban Ki-moon is  “deeply concerned by recent developments in Libya, in particular the growing military mobilization in and around the capital Tripoli.” (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties in Libya to abide by their moral and legal obligations in order to protect civilians in the North African country.

Haftar spent nearly 20 years in exile in the United States, and is often accused of working with the CIA (File Archive/AFP)
08:46 GMT

Libya's rogue general Khalifa Haftar released a statement this weekend saying that the people of Libya have given him a "mandate" to "crush jihadist militants in the country."

Shadows of Libyan protesters is seen on the national flag during a rally in support of a rogue former general whose forces have launched a "dignity" campaign to crush jihadist militias on May 23, 2014 in Benghazi, eastern Libya. (AFP PHOTO / ABDULLAH DOMA)
06:55 GMT

At least two people were killed on Saturday after missiles fired at a Libyan special forces army base missed their target and hit family homes in the city of Benghazi, residents and offcials reported.

May 23, 2014

Libya continues to be divided over the actions of "renegade" ex-army general Khalifa Haftar (File/AFP)
10:14 GMT

Libya's Muslim Brotherhood has criticized statements made by rogue ex-army chief Khalifa Haftar against the group and said it works "within the framework of the law."

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.