Defence Ministry authorises military to use force to stop North Korea-flagged tanker loading crude oil sold by rebels.
Tripoli says force will be used if the vessel does not stop loading at an eastern port controlled by separatists.
By James M. Dorsey It was only a matter of time before Al Saadi Al Qaddafi, the notorious, soccer-obsessed third son of toppled Libyan leader Col. Moammar Qaddafi would be extradited to Libya by Niger, one of the world's poorest countries that plays a key role in Western efforts to defeat Al Qaeda affiliates in the Sahel and North and West Africa. Show More Summary
After years of very comfortable house arrest in Niger, one of Moammar Gadhafi's surviving sons is now in Libyan custody. Saadi Gadhafi, who fled Libya for Niger as his father's regime collapsed in 2011, was extradited from the West African country today and is now in a Tripoli prison, reports...
After a deadly attack last night, Libya's parliament has relocated and will meet in a five-star Tripoli hotel. Tensions in the country have been high, with rival militias backing Prime Minister Ali Zidan and the Islamist factions in parliament that oppose him. Dozens of protesters stormed parliament yesterday, shooting guns,...
Armed protesters killed a guard and injured others during the attack that forced the move to a hotel in Tripoli.
Armed protesters storm the parliament building while legislators were in session, shooting and wounding two MPs.
It is hard to believe, given Nato's recent less-than-convincing performances in dealing with Libya and Syria, that Moscow will be in the least bit perturbed by the bold commitment made by Nato defence ministers to defend Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. Show More Summary
Running an international terrorist organization from a hiding place somewhere in Pakistan isn’t easy. Even though war, be it in Somalia, Yemen or Libya, presents great opportunities for expansion, growth brings unique challenges, as any CEO can attest. Show More Summary
The bodies of seven Egyptian Christians were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head on a beach near Benghazi, police in Libya confirmed Monday. Witnesses said the Egyptians were abducted from the building they lived in by unidentified gunmen who went door to door asking residents if they were Christian or Muslim, Reuters reports. Show More Summary
Oil output drops to 230,000 barrels a day as the el-Sharara field is forced to close down due to security conditions.
The last seven days have been eventful ones in Libya. A senior army officer with three decades of links to the CIA announced a military coup and the suspension of parliament. Two heavily armed militias from Zintan, gave parliament five hours to surrender its powers, but then extended the deadline to Friday night. Show More Summary
An Islamist official in Libya’s government and 10 other passengers and crew were killed when a military plane carrying medical patients crashed near Tunisia’s capital early on Friday, officials said. The Libyan Antonov aircraft went down after the pilot tried to land in farmland near Grombalia town south of Tunis, Tunisia’s TAP state news agency […]
Libyans trickled to the polls on Thursday to elect an assembly to draft a constitution, with the paltry turnout reflecting deep political disillusion with the chaos pervading Libya since Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule ended in 2011. Only 360,000 people had cast ballots by the late afternoon, the election commission said, out of one million who […]
Elections for a panel to draft a new constitution was also marred by overnight bomb attacks and minority boycotts.
Leader of parliament calls demand for power handover "impending coup" as different factions compete for power.
Three years after the uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, has the revolution succeeded?
Abdallah Mansour, once a senior intelligence figure, sent to Libya amid accusations of plotting against government.
(TRIPOLI, Libya) — A former chief of Libya’s military has called for disbanding the country’s parliament and government in a video message, three days after the defense minister warned that coup attempt had been foiled. Gen. Khalifa Hifter was appointed army chief after the 2011 ouster of Moammar Gadhafi but was removed soon after. Show More Summary
Abdelaziz al-Hasadi killed while visiting relatives in his home town of Derna, says justice minister.