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OPEC has expressed concerns about an excess supply on the market as a result of the recovery in Libyan oil production. (AFP/ File)
June 14, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Libya could be producing as much as 1 million barrels of oil per day by the end of July.
Suits suitably suits-up for celebration. (USA Network)
June 13, 2017 - 09:02 GMT
The stars of TV show "Suits" celebrated
Slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam. (AFP)
June 11, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
An armed group in Libya said on Facebook Saturday it has freed Saif Al-Islam, the son of dead dictator Muammar Qaddafi who has been in custody since November 2011.
Ahmed al-Mesmari, a spokesman of Libya's opposition armed forces which are made up of militias and some units of the national army based in the east of the country, speaks during a press conference on June 2, 2017, in the coastal city of Benghazi. (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
June 04, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The recent bout of fighting is a heavy blow for international powers attempting to reconcile the eastern-based authority and the UN-recognised government in Libya.
The shooting left 30 people including two children dead, horrifying the nation. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 09:30 GMT
In a statement issued on Saturday, the Mujahideen Shura Council in Derna (MSCD) said it does not target unarmed civilians in Libya or Egypt.
At least ten bodies were also found by the Italian coastguard, officials said. (AFP)
May 28, 2017 - 19:37 GMT
Ten thousand migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past four days, but at least 54 others died making the dangerous route.
Smoke rises in the center of the Libyan capital of Tripoli after the clashes on May 26, 2017. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
At least 28 people were killed and nearly 130 wounded in fierce clashes on Friday between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen, the health ministry said.
 An ambulance transporting wounded Egyptians arrives at a hospital in Cairo's northern suburb of Shubra on May 26, 2017, following an attack in which 28 Coptic pilgirms were gunned down following a visit to a monastery (Mohamed El-Raai / AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The Egyptian military has carried out several airstrikes against purported terrorist training camps in Libya after unknown gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital Cairo, leaving at least 28 dead.
This file photo taken on November 04, 2016 shows migrants and refugees on a rubber boat as the Libyan coastguards patrol on November 4, 2016 off the Libyan coast. (Andreas Solaro/AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The bodies of at least 34 migrants, most of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after they fell off an overloaded vessel in the Mediterranean.
Hashem Abedi, born in 1997 in Britain, was arrested Tuesday evening in the city of Tripoli by Libyan intelligence services. (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
The arrest is the latest in a string of detentions following the deadly Monday attack by 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a British student dropout.
Fayez Sarraj addresses a press conference on May 16, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. (AFP/Leonhard Foeger)
May 24, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The US ambassador to Libya made a fleeting visit to Tripoli on Tuesday to endorse the UN-backed government based in the capital, and is the first such visit by Washington's envoy to the North African country in three years.
Members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), also known as the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar. (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
May 22, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Last Thursday, members of the Third Force militia loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) attacked the base used by Haftar's self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA).
A Libyan security member walks past an oil drill on the Al-Ghani oil field near the city of Waddan on March 23, 2013. (AFP)
May 10, 2017 - 22:00 GMT
Libya has the technical power to produce as much as 1.2 million barrels of oil per day, but it can't.
Thousands of vulnerable migrants - including women and children - are being held in detention centres across Libya. (AFP)
May 09, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
ICC set to investigate human trafficking marketplace in Libya.
Migrants who were rescued by the Libyan coastguard in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, arrive at the naval base in the capital Tripoli on May 6, 2017. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
May 08, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The 40 survivors were rescued by a coast guard ship and brought to Italy.
Fighting in Benghazi. (AFP/file)
May 04, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Two major players in Libya's civil war have reportedly agreed to hold elections after meeting in the UAE.