Libya

February 24, 2014

Seven Egyptians were found dead in Libya on Monday. (AFP/File)
19:56 GMT

Seven bodies were found near Benghazi. The victims were Egyptian and rumored to be Christian.

February 23, 2014

A man walks in front of the Tunisian consulate where a rocket-propelled grenade left a sizable crater Saturday. Tunisia is one of the last countries with a diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
07:28 GMT

A police car sitting in front of the Tunisian consulate was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade on Saturday. There were no casualties.

February 21, 2014

Showtime will be releasing the highly-anticipated Gaddafi documentary in April. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

US cable network Showtime are set to air a 90-minute special documentary on the late deposed President Gaddafi.

LIBYA, Tripoli : Election staffers count ballots at a polling station as Libyans voted to elect a constituent assembly on February 20, 2014 at a polling station in Tripoli. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Libyans voted on Saturday to elect a panel that will draft the country’s constitution amid reports of paltry turnout reflecting deep political disillusion with the chaos pervading Libya since the ouster of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011.

February 20, 2014

Libyans have little faith in their governmental system following four-decades of rule under Gaddafi and the violence that has plagued the country since his ouster. (AFP)
07:47 GMT

Libyans went to polling stations on Thursday to elect a constitutional committee in the latest development in the country's tumultuous political transition following the ouster of long-term ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

February 18, 2014

Libya's parliament has been attacked on several occasions by militia forces in Tripoli (File Archive/AFP)
16:56 GMT

Libyan militias gave the country's interim parliament a five-hour ultimatum to dissolve Tuesday, threatening to kidnap any and all MPs who do not step down.

February 16, 2014

Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, officials and Ministers arrive for a meeting to mark the 20th anniversary since the founding of the Arab Maghreb Union in Tripoli on February 15, 2014. [AFP]
17:56 GMT

Libya's parliament has reached consensus on holding early elections following popular pressure after it had extended its mandate that ended on Feb. 7, deputies said Sunday.

February 14, 2014

Zeidan vowed that his government “will not allow anyone to hijack the revolution” that toppled Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi in 2011.
11:10 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on Friday described the situation in the country as “under control” and that the government in Tripoli was “working as normal” after an ex-army official announced suspension of the government and parliament in a foiled coup attempt.

February 12, 2014

The grenade attacks have left Alassema's offices in shambles (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
12:06 GMT

Attacks Wednesday morning targeted Libya's privately owned television channel Alassema.

February 10, 2014

Western militaries will not be helping Libyan forces fight Islamist rebels, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday. (AFP/File)
10:13 GMT

Western military action against Islamist fighters in southern Libya has been ruled out by France, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday.

February 9, 2014

Libyans have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest against the government's decision to extend its own mandate rather than resign and have new representatives form a fresh governmental body (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
07:55 GMT

Libya's first post-Gaddafi era prosecutor general was murdered Saturday while visiting family in the country's eastern city of Derna.

February 6, 2014

 Libyan youths stand next to blood stains and torn shoes at the scene of a blast that rocked a primary school in Libya's restive second city Benghazi during playtime. [AFP]
05:08 GMT

Another explosion shakes Libya, this time at a Libyan television channel in Eastern Benghazi.

February 5, 2014

The discount of US crude to Brent narrowed on Wednesday to its smallest since mid-October as traders expected the startup of a pipeline from Cushing to refineries on the US.
14:07 GMT

Other analysts saw little to push Brent much higher due to higher output in Libya and the North Sea.

Car bombs and other attacks have become a near-daily experience throughout Libya since the oust of Gaddafi in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
12:20 GMT

Explosions in Libya's Benghazi hit a primary school Wednesday, leaving six children wounded.

February 3, 2014

The U.S. feared Libya's chemical weapons would fall into the hands of "terrorists". (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT

U.S. and Libyan officials announced Monday that the last of the chemical weapons that were around under former leader Muammar Gaddafi have been destroyed.