Libya

March 17, 2014

Navy SEALs demonstrate a special patrol insertion/extraction from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during a capabilities demonstration as part of the 2009 Veterans Day Ceremony and Muster XXIV at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, on November 7, 2009. (AFP)
09:04 GMT

U.S. Navy Seals have boarded and taken full control of a rogue North Korean tanker that had loaded crude oil at a port held by rebels in eastern Libya, the Pentagon said Monday.

March 16, 2014

Libya's eastern rebels control some of the country's key ports and oil refinery areas (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
07:48 GMT

Libya rebels said Saturday that they are ready to negotiate with Tripoli over ending six-month blockade if Tripoli agrees to end its discussion over plans for a military offensive.

March 14, 2014

A view of the Egyptian embassy located in Tripoli, Libya (photo courtesy: voanews.com)
14:04 GMT

A new spate of kidnappings takes place in Libya, with 70 Egyptians abducted

March 13, 2014

After the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, Libya's security deteriorated. (AFP/File)
11:22 GMT

A new U.N. report highlights Libya's contribution to conflicts abroad.

March 12, 2014

One of the problems plaguing Libya is its lack of reliable leadership since 2011 - current PM Ali Zeidan was ousted from power just last night, throwing the country into even more disarray. (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT

The partitioning of Libya is no longer the concern of pessimists alone but a tangible reality. Islamists are imposing their rule by force and the government and parliament are paralyzed. Is this the biggest mess Libya's been in living memory?

Libya's former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was reportedly in Malta late Tuesday despite a government ban on his travel during his corruption investigation (File Archive/AFP)
08:51 GMT

Ousted Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan escaped to Europe Wednesday despite the government's decision to place a travel ban on him Tuesday while he is under investigation for corruption and related irregularities.

Defense Minister Abdallah Al Thanni will replace ousted Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan (Stuart Price/WAC/AFP)
06:02 GMT

Ousted Prime Minister has been banned by his own government from travelling abroad until his investigation over alleged financial corruption and "other irregularities" is completed.

March 11, 2014

Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan earlier this week  threatened arm action and air strikes to keep the oil-laden tanker from reaching international waters, but the vessel still managed to escape in another sign of the leadership's limited control in the restive North African country (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
15:41 GMT

Factions of Libya's government met Tuesday to discuss issuing a new motion that would force the current Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to resign after his leadership failed to stop eastern rebels from independently exporting oil abroad.

March 10, 2014

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan seeks to regain control of oil ports seized by Libyan rebels. (AFP/File)
16:22 GMT

The Libyan government has decided to take military action to liberate oil ports that are currently controlled by militia groups.

The Libyan government has faced some difficulties with oil exports since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
14:19 GMT

Ali Zeidan has threatened to bomb a Korean oil tanker attempting to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.

Zeidan previously said that he was considering leaving Libyan politics. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has said that considering the current turbulent state of Libyan politics, he will not resigning from politics.

March 6, 2014

Al Saadi Qaddafi was famous for his playboy lifestyle. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

The Nigerian government handed al Saadi Qaddafi over to Libyan authorities Thursday. Al Saadi is charged with corruption.

March 3, 2014

Libya's parliament was left in disarray following Sunday's clashes (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
14:02 GMT

In light of recent protests, Libya's interim parliament has abandoned its usual government building and has relocated to a five-star hotel.

Seven Egyptian Christians were shot dead in Benghazi just last week (Courtesy of France 24)
08:33 GMT

Another Egyptian was shot in Libya's Benghazi late Sunday, increasing tension and concerns for security between Cairo and Tripoli.

Libyan protestors have called on the parliament to resign over corruption and its failure to provide the Libyan people with a better life in the post-Gaddafi era (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
07:57 GMT

Violent Protests that erupted in Libya's capital Sunday have left at least two members of Libya's interim parliament wounded as turmoil continues to envelope the city.