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 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.

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