Libya's president to be elected by popular vote

2014-08-12 16:34

Libya's new parliament has agreed that the next president would be elected by a popular vote as lawmakers sought to overcome a confrontation between two armed factions.

Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill 9

2014-07-24 12:55

At least 9 people were killed and 19 wounded,in Benghazi after heavy clashes between Islamist fighters and regular forces trying to oust the militants from the eastern Libyan city.

Sarkozy hits back at 'political' corruption charges

2014-07-03 09:49

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has hit back after being charged with corruption, denying he broke the law and suggesting his political enemies were interfering with the French justice system.

Niger hands over Gaddafi aide

2014-02-15 07:22

Niger has handed over to Libya slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's former chief of internal security Abdullah Mansur.

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 unveils plan to remove militias

2013-11-19 23:03

Libya's government has announced plans to remove militias from the capital and eventually integrate them into the security forces.

Gunmen attack Libya's interior ministry

2013-07-03 11:51

Gunmen have attacked Libya's interior ministry building in the capital Tripoli, forcing its closure, witnesses say.

UN ends sanctions on Libya bank

2011-12-17 10:53

The UN Security Council have lifted sanctions on Libya's central bank and a key investment bank freeing tens of billions of dollars to ease a post-Gaddafii cash crunch.

Gaddafi on display in mall freezer

2011-10-22 10:13

Gaddafi's body has been put on display in a shopping centre freezer after questions about his death and burial.

Gaddafi hotel - enemies first guests

2011-10-09 22:19

Rocket holes pockmark its concrete walls, the glass is riddled with bullets and blood stains the marble staircase in what is left of the luxurious seaside hotel in Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte.

Blair met Gaddafi before bomber freed

2011-09-18 23:16

The former British prime minister visited Muammar Gaddafi in Libya in the months before the Lockerbie bomber was freed from jail.

Women do their bit for Libya revolution

2011-09-13 22:36

Bursting with revolutionary pride and armed with brooms and paintbrushes, Libyan women from all walks of clean up the capital and paint pro-revolution wall murals.

Hunt for Gaddafi is on

2011-08-30 22:42

Libyan rebels are scouring the country for a fugitive Muammar Gaddafi.

Wanted dead or alive : Gaddafi

2011-08-24 21:31

Libyan businesses have offered €1.2m for the capture of Muammar Gaddafi, dead or alive, the head of the rebel National Transitional Council said.

Libyans overrun Bosnia, Greece embassies

2011-08-22 14:06

Libyans have ransacked their country's embassies in Athens and Sarajevo after rebels overran Tripoli.

Obama: Libya slipping from Gaddafi

2011-08-22 06:01

Obama sees Libya slipping from grasp of 'tyrant,' urges Gadhafi to yield power

Libyan rebels, Nato pound Tripoli

2011-08-21 08:17

Libyan rebels say they have launched their first attack on Tripoli in coordination with Nato. The fighting erupted just hours after opposition fighters captured the key city of Zawiya nearby.

EU slaps more sanctions on Syria

2011-08-01 19:37

The European Union has expanded its sanctions against Syria, imposing asset freezes and travel bans against five more military and government officials.

Gaddafi vows he will never leave

2011-07-16 22:08

Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says he's ready to sacrifice himself for his people, and he will never leave the land of his ancestors.


Britain to pull embassy staff out of Libya

2014-08-02 12:09

Britain will close its embassy in Tripoli, evacuating diplomatic staff to Tunisia, after fighting between rival armed factions spread in the Libyan capital, officials say.

Libyan militia tighten control of Tripoli airport

2014-07-16 06:03

Libyan militia fighters with anti aircraft guns and mortars have fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the Libyan capital off from the outside world.

Egyptian Christians found executed on Libyan beach

2014-02-24 21:22

Libyan police have found seven Egyptian Christians shot dead on a beach in eastern Libya, in the second such execution-style killing since the start of the year.

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.

Libyan soldiers wounded in Benghazi attack

2013-11-29 17:29

Three Libyan soldiers have been seriously wounded in a new attack in the eastern city of Benghazi after deadly clashes with jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia.

Fresh clashes in Libya's Tripoli as toll tops 40

2013-11-16 22:47

Fresh clashes have erupted in Tripoli, as the death toll from an anti-militia protest in Libya's capital rose above 40 and the government appealed for restraint.

FBI names Benghazi suspects, no arrests

2013-05-22 10:02

The US have identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, officials say.

Saif Gaddafi trial could be held in Libya

2011-11-25 22:21

The trial of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam could be held in Libya under the auspices of the International Criminal Court, its chief prosecutor says.

Concerns about Libya's post-Gaddafi future

2011-10-21 07:25

Jubilation over the demise of Muammar Gaddafi is being tempered by concerns over the circumstances of his death - and lingering doubts about Libya's future.

World Bank/IMF to assess aid for Libya

2011-10-20 17:06

The IMF says Libya's economic and financial needs will be assessed as the country celebrated news of the death of Muammar Gaddafi, who had ruled for 42 years.

Libya assures UK of key business role

2011-09-27 15:17

British firms can expect to play an instrumental role in rebuilding Libya after the UK helped overthrow Gaddafi, a senior diplomat has told executives.

Libya immigrants imprisoned, tortured

2011-09-14 16:15

A rights group has accused Libya's new authorities of jailing and torturing some 300 foreigners, mostly Tuaregs from Mali and Niger, suspected of backing the ousted Libyan leader.

'Gaddafi is welcome here'

2011-09-11 11:52

Guinea Bissau Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior has said Libya's ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi would be welcomed "with open arms" if he seeks exile in the West African country.

Libyan rebel leader in Italy for talks

2011-08-25 14:00

Silvio Berlusconi has met the head of Libya's rebel National Transitional Council for talks aimed at securing Italian business interests in post-conflict Libya.

Oil mixed as traders eye Libya crisis

2011-08-23 09:32

Oil prices see-sawed in Asian trade as traders monitored the crisis in Libya, with rebels claiming victory but Gaddafi's sons saying he remains in power.

SA not assisting Gaddafi exit: Minister

2011-08-22 10:54

South Africa won't facilitate Muammar Gaddafi's exit from Libya and he will not seek asylum in the country, says Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Final push to topple Gaddafi

2011-08-21 11:34

Explosions and gunfire have rung out in Tripoli after dawn as opponents of Muammar Gaddafi rose up in the capital, declaring a final push to topple the Libyan leader after a six-month war reached the city's outskirts.

Cameron using mercenaries in riots - Libya

2011-08-11 17:37

Libyan state television has said Prime Minister David Cameron is using "Irish and Scottish mercenaries" to tame riots in England.

UN, AU to work together on Libya

2011-07-28 22:02

UN special envoy for Libya Abdul Ilah al-Khatib says greater co-operation is needed with the African Union to find a political solution to Libya's armed conflict.

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