ARTICLES RELATING TO MUAMMAR GADDAFI

Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages

2015-01-27 13:59

Gunmen have stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners, killings at least three guards and taking hostages, a security official says.

Warning of jihadist threat, Libya PM pleads for help

2015-01-12 15:34

The head of Libya's recognised government has pleaded for more help from the international community, warning that the country could become a dangerous haven for jihadists on Europe's doorstep.

Libya parliament speaker says no to foreign military action

2015-01-06 09:00

The speaker of Libya’s internationally recognised parliament says his government is against any Western military intervention in his country.

2 dead as unknown aircraft bombs Greek tanker in Libyan port

2015-01-05 13:05

Greek authorities say an unidentified warplane has bombed a Greek-owned tanker ship in the eastern Libyan port of Darna, killing two crew members and injuring two more.

Libya unrest: Gaddafi’s ex-aide accuses West

2015-01-01 12:46

The West bears a portion of the blame for the ongoing unrest in Libya, where rival militia are locked in a heightened power struggle, according to a former close aide of the slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

UN calls for fresh Libya talks to end crisis

2014-12-03 21:06

The UN mission to Libya says it will call fresh talks between warring factions in an attempt to end months of violence and political deadlock in the country.

2 held in bombings near Libya-UN meeting

2014-11-10 18:42

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with twin car bombings in an eastern Libyan city where a UN envoy was meeting with the prime minister, a senior Libyan security official says.

Gunmen storm Libya's El Sharara oilfield

2014-11-06 08:48

Gunmen have seized Libya’s major El Sharara oilfield, looting equipment and shooting as frightened workers sought shelter, sources say.

3 years after Libya revolt, 'Dubai dream' still far off

2014-10-23 10:56

Three years after Muammar Gaddafi’s regime collapsed, Libyans fear a Somalia-like “failed state” status, with the North African nation awash with weapons, lawlessness and political chaos.

Libya's parly allies with renegade general

2014-10-20 17:53

Libya’s beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war.

7 soldiers killed in Benghazi bombs, clashes

2014-10-02 15:25

Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed and 50 wounded in a double suicide bombing and clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi, an army commander says.

UN gathers Libya rivals for reconciliation talks

2014-09-29 14:13

Opposing factions in the Libyan parliament have met for UN-brokered talks on ending a split that has left the country with rival governments, the UN says.

Libya ex-air force chief murdered in Benghazi

2014-09-18 18:17

A former Libyan air force chief has been shot dead in the country’s violence-ridden second city of Benghazi, medical and army sources say.

Libyan assembly: Charter vote set for March

2014-09-11 12:40

Libya's state-news agency says that a referendum on the draft constitution will be held in March, a possible breakthrough for the country in conflict.

Libyan clashes kill 31

2014-09-02 12:57

Fierce clashes in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loya to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official says.

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

2014-09-01 12:40

An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the US embassy and its residential compound, a commander says.

Troubled Libya faces duelling governments

2014-08-26 07:58

Libya's past, Islamist-dominated parliament has reconvened and voted to disband the country’s current interim government.

Libya gets new chief of staff to tackle militia threat

2014-08-25 14:01

Parliament in Libya has named a new military chief of staff tasked with tackling armed militia that control vast areas of the violence-plagued North African nation.

Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution

2014-08-22 16:04

An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty says highlights the country’s descent into lawlessness.

Rockets fly into affluent Tripoli district

2014-08-19 19:53

Libyan militias have fired rockets into an affluent district of Tripoli, moving a battle with a rival faction closer to the capital after fighters on one side came under air attack.

At least 449 Filipinos evacuated from Libya

2014-08-14 16:15

A Philippine-chartered ship has evacuated 449 Filipinos and a small number of other foreigners from Libya, the foreign department says, due to the deteriorating security situation in the north African country.

Libya congress calls for UN-backed ceasefire

2014-08-07 11:26

Libya's house of representatives has called for an immediate ceasefire under UN supervision to end three weeks of clashes among rival factions that have killed more than 200 people.

6 000 Libyans flee into Tunisia everyday

2014-07-31 10:38

Up to 6 000 people a day are leaving Libya and moving into neighbouring Tunisia, the Tunisian foreign minister says, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war.

Clashes between Libyan army, Islamists kill 16

2014-07-22 07:46

Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, have been killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, sources say.

 

Libya peace talks resume in Geneva

2015-01-26 15:22

A new round of peace talks between Libya's warring factions resumed in Geneva as the country continued to sink into chaos.

Libya appeals for weapons to battle militia

2015-01-06 10:29

Libya’s internationally recognised government has appealed for weapons to combat militias which have seized parts of the oil-rich nation, at an emergency meeting of the Arab League.

UN postpones Libya peace talks again

2015-01-05 14:16

The UN has postponed peace talks between Libya’s warring factions which had been scheduled for this week without announcing a new date.

Hawks mum on R2 trillion Libya assets in SA

2014-12-07 14:44
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The Hawks have declined to comment on reports that an investigation into Libyan assets stored in South Africa is under way.

ISIS group gains toehold in Libya - experts

2014-11-26 14:12

With Libya engulfed in chaos, the town of Derna in the east of the largely lawless country is emerging as a new stronghold for the Islamic State jihadist group, experts say.

Libya court rules June elections unconstitutional

2014-11-06 17:28

Libya's Supreme Court has ruled that the June election that produced an internationally recognised legislature and government was unconstitutional.

Ex-Libyan leader allowed to sue UK over torture

2014-10-30 18:46

A former Libyan commander has won the right to sue the UK for damages over the years of torture he suffered at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after being handed to Libya by UK and US spies.

Gaddafi family back in Libyan politics - reports

2014-10-22 12:38

A member of Libya’s slain leader Muammar Gaddafi’s family has reportedly emerged to take part in restoring stability in the country.

75 killed in 5 days of fighting in Benghazi

2014-10-20 08:15

Nine people have been killed in new violence in Benghazi where pro-=government forces have launched an offensive against Islamist militia, raising the toll to 75 dead in five days, medics say.

Dozens of troops killed in Benghazi attacks, clashes

2014-10-03 13:28

Dozens of soldiers have been killed and more than 70 wounded in car bomb attacks and clashes between troops and Islamists around Benghazi airport, a spokesperson says.

Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites ISIS threat

2014-10-01 14:28

Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbour.

Foreign ministers urge immediate Libya ceasefire

2014-09-23 12:43

Foreign ministers from 13 countries plus the EU and UN have called for an immediate truce in Libya and backed moves to try end a bitter power struggle between rival governments.

Libya army chief calls for jihad

2014-09-18 14:27

Libyan army chief General Abdel-Razzaq al-Nazouri has called for "jihad" against "outlaws" amid clashes between Islamist militias and their rivals, including some army units.

Islamists' ammunitions sites get bombed in Libya

2014-09-04 19:31

Government forces and helicopters belonging to a Libyan renegade general have bombed ammunition sites of suspected Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Libya chaos deepens

2014-09-01 15:41

Libya’s toothless outgoing government has admitted from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militia.

UN envoy opposes foreign intervention in Libya

2014-08-26 17:47

The newly appointed UN envoy to Libya says he doesn’t believe foreign intervention of any kind can halt the north African country’s turmoil as political divisions and infighting push it deeper into chaos.

220 migrants die in 3 shipwrecks off Libya, Italy

2014-08-25 14:44

More than 220 migrants have been reported dead following three shipwrecks at the weekend off the coast of Libya and Italy.

Airstrikes in Libya's capital kill 15

2014-08-23 12:00

A senior Islamist militia leader says two airstrikes targeting its positions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, have killed 15 fighters and wounded 20.

Heavy fighting erupts in Libya's Benghazi, 5 dead

2014-08-21 08:02

Clashes between irregular forces of a renegade general and Islamists have erupted in Libya’s eastern Benghazi city, killings at least five people, medical and military sources say.

Unidentified war planes, explosions heard in Tripoli

2014-08-18 08:09

Unidentified war planes are flying over the Libyan capital Tripoli and explosions are being heard, residents say, adding the cause is unclear.

Heavy shelling resumes in Tripoli

2014-08-10 20:41

Heavy shelling has resumed in Tripoli after three days of relative calm following more than a month of street fighting between factions battling for control of the city's airport.

Libyan lawmakers elect judge as new speaker

2014-08-05 11:42

Libyan lawmakers, gathered far from the country's chaos and warring militias, have elected a judge as the new parliament speaker.

Fuel tanks hit in clashes near Libyan airport

2014-07-23 15:00

Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli have been hit in clashes between rival Libyan militia, igniting a huge blaze near the international airport.

Death toll 47 in battle for Libya airport

2014-07-21 05:55

Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry say have left at least 47 dead in a week.

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