Libya

July 10, 2014

UNSMIL was established in 2011 to help Libyan authorities establish a new government after the fall of former dictator Moammar Gaddafi (File Archive)
20:00 GMT

The UN will reduce its staff in Libya over "unspecified security concerns."

The price spread between the two benchmarks touched the narrowest point in almost a month at $5.20 on Wednesday, driven by speculators dumping Brent.
03:40 GMT

Brent crude oil traded at a one-month low below $109 a barrel on Wednesday after a Libyan oilfield restarted and supply worries faded

July 6, 2014

Many army units have joined Haftar's offensive on Islamists in Libya, despite opposition from Tripoli (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Libya's central government called for an end to fighting in the country's eastern city of Benghazi Sunday.

July 4, 2014

Taking back the two major eastern oil terminals could make around 500,000 more barrels per day (bpd) of crude available for export
01:59 GMT

Thinni said the ports had been reclaimed after an agreement with Ibrahim Jathran, whose fighters had seized the terminals almost a year ago to demand more regional autonomy.

June 30, 2014

Libyan security forces stand guard outside Tunisia's embassy in Tripoli after the April kidnapping (File/AFP)
09:36 GMT

Two Tunisian embassy workers were freed in Libya Sunday after spending months in captivity, according to an embassy source.

June 29, 2014

The U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked in September of 2012. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Ahmed Abu Khattala pleaded guilty to charges

June 26, 2014

Salwa Bugaighis had been at the forefront of revolutionary demonstrations against Gaddafi's regime in 2011 (Image: vitalvoices.org)
14:23 GMT

Salwa Bugaighis, a prominent woman's rights lawyer, was shot dead in her home by hooded gunmen in Libya, security officials confirmed.

June 25, 2014

Rogue general Khalifa Haftar has recruited troops to implement his anti-Islamist campaign across Libya, particularly within the eastern part of the country (File Archive)
21:00 GMT

Three Libyan soldiers died Wednesday in clashes with Islamists in the city of Benghazi.

Barely 13 percent of Libya's registered voters participated in Wednesday's parliamentary poll (AFP)
17:48 GMT

A mere 13 percent of Libya's voters went to the polls Wednesday morning to participate in the country's parliament elections.

June 24, 2014

Khalifa Haftar issued a warning earlier this week for all Turks and Qataris to leave the country within 48 hours (File Archive/AFP)
17:55 GMT

Turkey is in the process of evacuating hundreds of its citizens from Libya.

June 18, 2014

The 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi left 4 Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (AFP/File)
11:20 GMT

The man who helped plan the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi will face at least three federal criminal charges.

June 17, 2014

Four people, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, were killed in the 2012 attack (File Archive)
18:36 GMT

Washington announced Tuesday that the U.S. has captured the primary suspect of the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi that left the ambassador and three others dead

June 15, 2014

Armed militias freely roam Libya as the current government struggles to gain full control of the country. (AFP/File)
19:31 GMT

A Lebanese citizen was kidnapped in Benghazi after an armed group raided his house.

June 12, 2014

Checkpoints are a frequent target in Libya. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

Two army officials have been killed in a suicide attack at an army checkpoint.

June 11, 2014

The Libyan government has been unable to control powerful militias causing chaos across the country. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has agreed to a truce during Libya's upcoming election.