Desperate Libya asks Zuma for help

2016-09-23 12:36

South Africa has been asked to share its nation-building secrets with strife-torn Libya which has been struggling to unite since the death of ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Berlusconi wanted Gaddafi dead: Sources

2013-06-13 15:03

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi wanted to resolve the Libyan civil war in 2011 with a covert operation to kill his friend Muammar Gaddafi, says a high-ranking diplomatic source.

Libya disbands 10 militias

2012-09-28 10:53

The Libyan leader says 'no less' than 10 militias have been disbanded following the attack on the US embassy in which the US ambassador was killed.

Libya urged to release aid worker

2012-09-27 10:12

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has called for the release of an aid worker being prevented from leaving Libya over a police investigation involving a senior official.

Libya acts on 'unlawful' militias

2012-09-23 14:19

Libyan authorities have said they have decided to dissolve all militias and armed groups that do not come under State authority.

Joy as Libyans vote in milestone election

2012-07-07 22:39

Voters have flocked to cast their ballots in Libya's first free national election in decades, despite protests disrupting some polling in the restive east.

Jordan eager for Libya to pay bills

2012-06-18 11:02

After the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi's regime, tens of thousands of Libyans were flown for treatment in Jordan. Now the cash-strapped kingdom is desperate for their bills to be paid.

Benghazi holds post-Gaddafi vote

2012-05-20 13:24

Residents of Benghazi have voted for a local council in the first elections since the death of Muammar Gaddafi.

Ex-Libya oil chief found dead

2012-04-29 22:17

The body of the Ex-Libyan oil minister who last year announced he was abandoning the Gaddafi regime to support the rebels, has been found floating in the Danube.

6 000 Libyans held by brigades, UN says

2012-03-01 09:21

Up to 6 000 Libyans are detained in facilities run by revolutionary brigades that helped out Muammar Gaddafi, the UN says.


Libyan war planes attack targets

2014-01-19 12:16

Libyan war planes have attacked targets in the restive south after gunmen stormed an air force base and the government ordered in ground troops following days of skirmishes between rival tribesmen and militias.

Megarif apologises for Gaddafi crimes

2012-09-28 13:05

Libya's newly appointed leader has apologised at the United Nations for the crimes of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi and has told critics that supporting the Arab Spring was worth it.

US withdraws more staff from Libya

2012-09-28 08:14

The United States is withdrawing more staff from its embassy in Tripoli, two weeks after cutting personnel to emergency levels following an attack on its consulate.

Military officers to head militias

2012-09-25 10:11

Libya's military command has appointed a pair of army officers to head two powerful Islamist militias in the country's east.

8 prisoners escape in Libyan jailbreak

2012-08-11 20:12

A top Libyan security official says gunmen have attacked a prison in the capital Tripoli, breaking free eight prisoners in fighting that left another prisoner dead.

Libyan election 'like a wedding'

2012-07-07 18:33

Crowds of joyful Libyans, some with tears in their eyes, are voting in the first free national election in 60 years.

Fresh fighting in Libya

2012-06-10 14:42

At least 17 people have been killed in renewed clashes between former militiamen and tribal fighters in a south-eastern Libyan town.

Benghazi vote tests support for autonomy

2012-05-19 21:26

People in Libya's second biggest city, Benghazi, have voted in a local election that will test support for a proposal to set up autonomous rule for eastern Libya.

2011: Conflict uproots 3.5 million people

2012-04-19 18:05

Conflicts including the uprisings in the Arab world last year forced 3.5 million people to flee within their country, international monitors say.

Fears as Libya readies for revolution day

2012-02-15 11:36

One year since the anti-Gaddafi revolt erupted, Libya is battling challenges ranging from how to tame rowdy militia who fought his forces to establishing a new rule of law in the country.

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