Gunmen abduct Jordan envoy in Libya

2014-04-15 10:10

A Libyan official says several gunmen in civilian clothes and in two cars have abducted Jordan’s ambassador to Tripoli

Gaddafi sons set to appear in Libyan court

2014-04-14 10:43

Two sons of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi – along with more than 30 Gaddafi-era officials – are expected to appear in court.

Libyan militant group leader found dead

2014-04-08 11:15

A Libyan security official says the leader of an al-Qaeda-inspired group believed to be behind a recent wave of assassinations of policemen and judges has been killed.

Libya frees 3 seized on rogue oil tanker

2014-04-01 15:48

Three Libyans who took control of a tanker illegally loaded with oil have been freed under a deal with rebels blockading terminals, a report says.

Gaddafi son asks for forgiveness

2014-03-29 08:12

Slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi has asked Libyans for forgiveness in an interview released by prison authorities three weeks after his extradition from neighbouring Niger.

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 militia commander seeks US help

2014-03-11 12:26

A Libyan commander whose militia took over vital oil terminals in the country’s east says he is seeking help from the US in a standoff with the government over the seizure.

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.

Niger hands Gaddafi son over to Libya

2014-03-06 10:21

Niger has turned a son of the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi over to Libyan authorities, the Tripoli government says, as a government-allied militia released pictures of him in captivity.

French engineer shot dead in Libya

2014-03-03 13:15

A French engineer has been shot dead in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a medical source says, and France’s foreign minister has demanded that the attackers be brought to justice.

Libyans in low-key vote for constitution panel

2014-02-21 12:15

Libyans have voted to elect a panel to draft a new constitution, although a low turnout sullied the latest milestone in the political transition following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya to compensate rape victims

2014-02-20 10:06

Libya will offer compensation to women raped during the 2011 Nato-backed uprising which toppled Muammar Gaddafi, its justice minister says, touching a taboo subject.

Libya: Panel to draft post-Gaddafi charter

2014-02-18 15:13

Libyans are set to elect a panel to draft to draft a new constitution aimed at bringing an end to a chaotic transition since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.

Gaddafi son, aides risk 'kangaroo' justice

2014-02-13 21:15

A human rights organisation has called on Libyan authorities to provide proper defence counsel to slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son and top aides.

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 says all chemical weapons destroyed

2014-02-04 22:45

Libya's foreign ministry says that the country's caches of chemical weapons, including bombs and artillery shells filled with mustard gas, have been completely destroyed.

UN targets wildlife traders in Africa sanctions

2014-01-31 12:04

The UN Security Council has targeted illegal wildlife traffickers for sanctions in a pair of resolutions against African armed groups, a step conservationists called unprecedented.

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.

3 Egyptians abducted in Libya freed

2014-01-27 10:28

Two Egyptian diplomats and an embassy staff member abducted in Libya have been freed after Cairo released a Libyan militia leader who was arrested last week, officials in both countries say.

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.

31 killed in tribal clashes in southern Libya

2014-01-13 07:38

Three days of fighting between tribes in a restive city in southern Libya have killed 31 people, the country’s health ministry says.

Libya: We'll allow quizzing of Lockerbie suspect

2013-12-18 11:56

Libyan Justice Minister Salah Margani says his government will allow US and Britain investigators to question Abdullah al-Senoussi, Gaddafi’s notorious spymaster, over the Lockerbie bombing.

Egypt court acquits Gaddafi cousin

2013-12-09 14:53

A Cairo court has acquitted a cousin and former aide of slain Libyan Muammar Gaddafi of the attempted murder of two Egyptian police, judicial sources say.

Libya deports 100s of African immigrants

2013-11-27 15:16

Libya has deported more than 500 African immigrants, sending them to Niger as it tries to tackle an influx of refugees and Islamist militants.


Judge orders Gaddafi son tried by video link

2014-04-14 21:04

A Libyan judge in the trial of former regime officials has decided that Muammar Gaddafi's son can be tried in the proceedings via a video link.

Libya's interim govt demands wider powers

2014-04-08 18:44

Libya's transitional government will resign unless it is granted greater powers by the general national congress, a spokesperson says.

Libyan bank staff start 2-day strike

2014-04-02 17:30

Employees at one of Libya’s biggest banks have begun a two-day strike demanding greater protection after a colleague was shot dead at work, a report says.

Libya passes law to organise new polls

2014-03-31 09:05

Libyan lawmakers have approved a new election law, paving the way to call general elections later this year.

Libya frees crew of tanker at rebel port

2014-03-25 11:02

Libya is set to release the crew of a tanker that loaded oil at a rebel-held port and was stopped by the US navy off Cyprus, its state prosecutor says.

Experts: Libyan arms are fuelling conflicts

2014-03-13 14:47

The United Nations experts say arms trafficking out of Libya is fuelling conflict, insecurity and terrorism on several continents.

Libya says its forces seize disputed oil tanker

2014-03-11 10:29

Libyan officials say that government forces have taken over a North Korean-flagged oil tanker docked at a terminal held by a regional militia.

Tension in Libya could slide towards chaos

2014-03-07 10:09

Western countries have voiced concern that tensions in Libya could slip out of control in the absence of a functioning political system.

Libya vows to stick to democratic path

2014-03-03 14:32

Libyan authorities have vowed to stick to the “democratic path” in the face of mounting lawlessness in which two MPs were shot when protesters stormed the country’s transitional parliament.

Libyan colonel shot dead in Benghazi

2014-03-01 12:02

A Libyan security official says gunmen have shot dead an officer in the air defence branch in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Libyans vote as anger mounts over insecurity

2014-02-20 12:32

Libyans have gone to the polls to elect a panel to draft a new constitution in the latest milestone in the chaotic political transition following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.

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 denies rumours of impending coup

2014-02-14 14:53

Libya’s government and armed forces have moved to quash rumours of an impending coup after a retired general called for parliament and the government to be suspended.

Libya braces for protests

2014-02-07 16:39

Security forces are bracing for protests against Libya’s protracted political transition, with fears of more violence after an attack on army headquarters.

Niger calls for int'l intervention in Libya

2014-02-05 13:43

Niger has called for Western intervention to eradicate a growing threat from Islamist fighters who have established bases in southern Libya since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.

Jailbreak in Libya, 54 detainees escape

2014-02-02 18:14

A Libyan security official says that over 54 detainees have escaped from a prison in the capital Tripoli due to a security failure.

Libya's interior minister escapes assassination

2014-01-29 14:53

Libya’s state news agency says the country’s interior minister has escaped an assassination attempt in Tripoli.

6 Egyptians abducted in Libya freed

2014-01-27 18:19

In a co-ordinated swap, Egypt has released a Libyan militia commander detained over suspected links to the Muslim Brotherhood while six abducted Egyptians have been released in Libya.

Kidnapped S Korean trade official freed in Libya

2014-01-23 10:08

A South Korean trade official who was kidnapped in Libya has been freed three days after he was taken hostage by armed men, the Libyan and South Korean foreign ministers say.

Two Italians missing in Libya

2014-01-18 19:57

Two Italian construction workers have gone missing in eastern Libya, the foreign ministry says, amid ongoing instability in the country.

US to start training Libyan troops

2014-01-10 11:40

The top US military commander for Africa says the Pentagon is planning to begin training 5 000 to 8 000 Libyan soldiers by midyear to help bolster the nation’s security.

Gaddafi son Saif appears in court

2013-12-12 13:40

Saif al-Islam, the son of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has appeared in a court in the western city of Zintan on charges of threatening national security, his lawyer says.

Libya sends back 360 Egyptians

2013-12-02 11:09

Libya has deported 360 Egyptians who arrived on two flights with forged visas, a report says.

Libya army, Islamists clash again in Benghazi

2013-11-27 13:52

Libya's army has clashed with Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi as part of a crackdown on fighters who have controlled parts of the oil producing country.

Militia withdrawal tests Tripoli after clashes

2013-11-19 09:25

Militia fighters blamed for the worst unrest in Tripoli since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi have pulled out of the capital with Libyan army units taking up positions around the city.

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