Libya ex-deputy PM kidnapped in Tripoli

2014-07-30 13:09

An armed group has abducted a former Libyan deputy prime minister and newly-elected MP, Mustapha Abu Shagur, in the capital of Tripoli, his nephew says.

Rogue Libya oil ship returned

2014-03-18 07:38

US Navy Seals have captured an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a rebel-held port in eastern Libya and escaped to sea, the Pentagon says.

Libyan navy deploys to stop rebel oil shipment

2014-03-10 08:14

The Libyan navy has moved to stop a North Korean ship from leaving a rebel-held port loaded with oil, as the US accused the separatists of theft and warned any buyers could face sanctions.

New dispute brewing in unrest riddled Libya

2014-02-06 09:23

A new dispute is brewing in unrest-riddled Libya over a decision by its highest, but transitional, political authority to extend its mandate, with demonstrations called for this week.

Libya PM threatens protesters with troops

2014-02-04 08:54

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan has stepped up the pressure on protesters blocking eastern ports, telling them he has ordered troops to prepare to move there.

Libya violence kills 643 people in 2013

2014-01-23 22:20

Violence in Libya killed 643 people last year, amid a sharp rise in crime, according to a parliamentary report that laments a lack of effective policing.

Libya deploys troops to volatile south

2014-01-18 21:58

Libya is sending troops to the country's restive south after gunmen stormed an air force base in the region's biggest town, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says.

Libya detains 4 US troops

2013-12-28 09:07

Four US military personnel have been freed after a detention by the Libyan government, the US State Department says.

Libya deputy intelligence chief abducted

2013-11-17 17:45

Libya's deputy intelligence chief Mustafa Nuh has been abducted in Tripoli, a security official says, as tensions ran high following deadly violence over the weekend.

Libya PM vows aid for security forces in restive east

2013-11-12 09:01

Libya's PM has promised more arms and other resources for security forces struggling to pacify the eastern city of Benghazi after a string of deadly attacks last week.

Libya's PM accuses 2 rivals in abduction

2013-10-21 07:32

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan's has accused two lawmakers from an Islamist party of involvement in orchestrating his brief kidnapping by one of the militias whose rivalries threaten to spiral into war.

Libyan PM accuses 'political party' of kidnapping him

2013-10-11 07:54

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan has accused a "political party" for organising his brief abduction by gunmen in Tripoli, the latest example of lawlessness prevailing since Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow.

Kidnapped Libyan PM Zeidan freed – officials

2013-10-10 11:40

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been freed by former rebels who seized him from a hotel earlier, officials say.

PM's kidnap reflects Libyan govt's weakness

2013-10-10 09:24

The abduction of Libyan PM Ali Zeidan by gunmen form his hotel in Tripoli reflects the weakness of Libya's government, which is virtually held hostage by powerful militias.

Ex-Libyan rebels say seized PM over al-Qaeda capture

2013-10-10 08:28

A group of former Libyan rebels says it seized Prime Minister Ali Zeidan from a Tripoli hotel because of his government's role in the US capture of a top al-Qaeda suspect in the Tripoli.

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan kidnapped

2013-10-10 07:03

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been kidnapped by an armed group and taken to an unknown location.

Libya: Brotherhood mulls cabinet withdrawal

2013-09-12 09:09

Libya's Muslim Brotherhood is threatening to quit the cabinet of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, angry over a visit to Cairo they claim served to legitimise the coup in neighbouring Egypt.

Libya seeks end to crippling oil strikes

2013-08-28 19:00

Libya is seeking a peaceful way to end oil strikes that have crippled its crude exports, but will take alternative action if needed, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says.

Libyan deputy prime minister resigns

2013-08-05 07:33

Libya's deputy prime minister Awadh al-Barassi has announced his resignation, slamming the government as "dysfunctional" and unable to end a wave of violence.

Tensions high in Libyan capital

2013-06-27 14:55

Tension is palpable in the Libyan capital, a day after deadly fighting broke out between groups of ex-rebels, highlighting the country's continuing insecurity nearly two years after dictator Muammar Gaddafi fell.

Niger's attackers not from Libya - PM

2013-05-27 22:17

The Islamists who carried out two attacks last week in Niger which killed 38 people did not come from Libya, as charged by the Niger authorities, Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says.

Libya gunmen reject govt demands

2013-05-02 20:35

Libyan gunmen besieging two ministries have rejected government demands to disband saying they are determined to stay put until authorities agree to their demand and sack former regime officials.

Cameron - UK will train Libya forces

2013-01-31 20:22

British Prime Minister David Cameron, on a surprise visit to Tripoli, says Britain will help train Libya's security forces.

Libya faces 'impossible' task

2012-12-18 22:03

Libya's decision to shut its desert frontiers is a tall order for its fledgling army, which is ill-equipped to seal largely uninhabited Saharan wastes, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has said.


Libya will become terror base, Ex-PM warns

2014-03-26 10:00

Former Libyan PM has warned that Islamist groups are sabotaging attempts to rebuild his country in order that it becomes a haven for extremists.

Libyan defence minister is acting PM

2014-03-11 20:46

Libyan defence minister Abdallah al-Thinni has become acting prime minister after deputies voted Ali Zeidan out of office amid worsening disorder.

Libya says 'compromise' reached with militia

2014-02-19 13:21

Libyan PM says a "compromise" has been reached with ex-rebel militias who had given Libya's interim assembly a deadline to hand over power.

Libya army avoids attacking seized oil ports

2014-02-04 20:58

Libya's armed forces have not received orders from Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to move against eastern oil ports and use force to end a six-month blockade.

Libyan PM may win oil standoff

2014-01-28 08:55

Almost every week, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan either tries to cajole the fighters choking off Libya’s crude exports or threatens to break their blockade by force.

Islamists quit Libya government

2014-01-21 19:32

Libya's Islamist Justice and Construction Party has announced it was quitting the government after it failed to win sufficient support for a censure motion in parliament.

Libya to reshuffle cabinet

2014-01-08 17:47

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says he will reshuffle his cabinet this week or next in a bid to counter critics pursuing a parliamentary vote of no-confidence against him amid mounting disorder in the country.

Gunmen block central bank, Tripoli port

2013-12-26 14:22

Dozens of Libyan militiamen have blocked the entrance to the central bank and port in the capital Tripoli, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, a witness says.

Libya's Berber demands more rights

2013-11-13 12:09

Libya’s Berber minority will boycott a committee to draft a new national constitution, Berber leaders and the election commission say, in a move that complicates attempts to end oil and gas protests.

Zeidan: Foreign forces may act to halt chaos

2013-11-10 22:21

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has warned Libyans of the possibility of foreign powers intervening unless the country's current chaos ends.

Car bomb targets Swedish consulate in Libya

2013-10-11 14:05

A car bomb has targeted the Swedish consulate in Benghazi in eastern Libya, but no casualties have been reported, media reports say.

I'm fine, thank God, tweets freed Libyan PM

2013-10-10 14:09

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan has tweeted "I am fine, thank God", after he was freed following his kidnap by former rebel gunman at his hotel in Tripoli.

Call for calm after Libyan PM's kidnap

2013-10-10 10:25

Libyan authorities are dealing with the situation after the country's PM Ali Zeidan was abducted by gunmen in Tripoli, a statement says, while calling on citizens to remain calm.

No shots fired during Libya PM's kidnap

2013-10-10 09:24

There were no reports of shooting during the kidnapping of Libyan Prime Minster Ali Zeidan from his hotel in Tripoli, according to media sources.

Libyan PM 'was kidnapped from a hotel in Tripoli'

2013-10-10 07:41

Libyan government and sources say Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was kidnapped from his Tripoli hotel where he resides and taken to an unknown location and for unknown reasons.

Libya militants call for kidnap of US citizens

2013-10-08 11:28

Libyan militants have called for the kidnapping of American citizens in Tripoli and for attacks on gas pipelines, ships and planes to avenge the capture of a senior al-Qaeda figure by US special forces in Libya last week.

Libyan islamists urge PM to resign

2013-09-10 20:30

The political arm of Libya's Muslim Brotherhood has called on Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to resign, accusing him of failing to tackle corruption or build a united national army.

Libya threatens to bomb tankers

2013-08-16 17:23

Libya has accused striking guards who have seized oil export terminals of trying to make shipments for their own profit and threatened military action against any unauthorised vessel that docks.

Libya violence surges

2013-07-29 20:44

A soldier has been killed in fighting in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi and a party office has been attacked.

Nato may train Libya security forces

2013-06-03 22:56

Nato defence ministers concerned about the growing presence of al-Qaeda linked rebels in southern Libya will this week discuss the possibility of training Libyan security forces.

Ex-Gaddafi officials can't serve - Libya

2013-05-05 19:24

Libya's parliament has passed a law banning anyone who held a senior position during Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule from working for the new administration.

Libya sovereign wealth fund head axed

2013-02-28 18:33

Libya will replace the head of its sovereign wealth fund, Mohsen Derregia, after the government deemed his performance unsatisfactory.

Libya PM threatens force to secure oil sector

2013-01-10 12:45

Libya's prime minister Ali Zeidan has threatened to impose order by force in response to unrest that has caused astronomical losses in the oil sector and deadly violence in the capital.

Libya PM presents govt to congress

2012-10-30 13:04

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan has presented his government line-up to the national congress for approval, saying he has formed a "coalition government".

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