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Libya -- What Happened?

It's appropriate that I will mark my 30th birthday in Cairo. The last time I was in Egypt I was a Twitter-obsessed self-proclaimed revolutionary with intellectual crushes on all the other self-proclaimed revolutionaries tweeting the horrors and hilarities of toppling regimes. Show More Summary

UN blacklists Ansar al-Sharia armed group

Arms embargo, assets freeze and travel ban applied to al-Qaeda linked group in Libya, at request of US, UK and France.

Temporary truce declared in Libya's Benghazi

UN-brokered ceasefire announced in eastern city after months of clashes between government forces and armed groups.

Car Bombs Target Egyptian, UAE Embassies in Libya

(TRIPOLI, Libya) — Car bombs went off outside the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in the Libyan capital on Thursday, causing some damage to the long-shuttered buildings but no casualties, officials said. The near-simultaneous explosions rocked the upscale neighborhood housing foreign missions, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were…

Embassies of Egypt and UAE attacked in Libya

Blast near Egypt embassy in Tripoli causes damage but no injuries, while bomb placed near UAE's mission fails to go off.

If Oil Disappears in the Desert, Does the Market Notice?

Libya's crude production is again imperiled, but an oversupplied market doesn't seem to mind.

Blasts hit government-held towns in Libya

Deaths reported in attacks in Tobruk and Labraq, under Prime Minister Thinni's control, as factional fighting continues.

UN: Indications of war crimes in Libya

Chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says there are indications of war crimes being committed in Libya.

Women Targeted by Militarism in Strong States and Extremism in weak ones

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Nov 6 2014 (IPS) – Ongoing military conflicts in the strife-torn Middle East – specifically in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Palestine – have resulted in widespread civilian…

Libya Edges Closer to Splitting in Two

The eastern and western halves of Libya look more and more like separate countries.

Libya Plunges Deeper into Chaos After Parliament Declared Unconstitutional

The country has largely been in tatters since the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime three years ago

Libya supreme court ‘invalidates’ elected parliament

Libya’s supreme court has invalidated the country’s internationally recognised parliament after a legal challenge by a group of politicians. The court said the parliament was unconstitutional, dealing a blow to Libya’s elected government, which is operating in the country’s east. The ruling was celebrated by militias occupying the capital Tripoli, who have set up an […]

UK ends Libya army course after 'sex attacks'

Training course for Libyan soldiers in Cambridgeshire cut short after reported sexual assaults involving five soldiers.

Can the Helpless Bet on Journalists?

A decade and few years working as a journalist taught me few good things. Few but enough to help me pave my way to the truth whenever it's a bit clear for someone like me to see. I went to Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Gaza, Sierra Leone, Venezuela, London, Davos, etc... Show More Summary

Fighting rages in Libya's Benghazi

At least 13 killed as army and fighters belonging to armed groups clash in eastern city.

Libya forces recapture parts of Benghazi

Dozens killed in two days of clashes as Pro-government forces capture parts of second city from Islamist militiamen.

Hundreds of Egyptians denied entry to Libya

About 800 Egyptians turned away at Tripoli's Miitiga airport because of "non-compliant visas," official says.

Hundreds of families flee Libya's Benghazi

Rockets and artillery shells hit residential neighbourhoods, as street-to-street fighting rages between rival militias.

Success in Libya Doesn’t Vindicate Obama

The American president "led from behind" and caused the Libyan civil war to drag on for months because of it.

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