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Gunmen kidnap Jordan envoy to Libya
April 15, 2014 10:39 AM
TRIPOLI: Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador as he travelled to work in the Libyan capital on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, the two countries' governments said.It is the latest targeting of Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats in the increasingly lawless North...
Libya vows to stick to democratic path after MPs shot
March 03, 2014 01:08 PM
TRIPOLI: Libyan authorities vowed Monday to pursue a democratic transition in the face of mounting lawlessness after two MPs were shot when protesters stormed the country's transitional parliament.On Sunday, two members of the General National Congress (GNC) were shot and wounded as armed...
Libyans protest against protracted transition
February 07, 2014 10:50 AM
TRIPOLI: Thousands of Libyans took to the streets peacefully Friday to protest against a decision by the interim parliament to extend its mandate, amid fears that lingering political instability could unleash fresh violence. The fears rose after an overnight attack on army headquarters in Tripoli,...
Tripoli residents keep up pressure for Libya militias to go
November 22, 2013 03:14 PM
TRIPOLI: Residents of Libya's capital were turning out Friday to press militias remaining in the city to follow others and withdraw, aiming to keep up the momentum following deadly clashes last weekend.The city council and students union called for a "large demonstration," while the authorities...
Libyan protesters keep pressure on militias to quit capital
November 19, 2013 09:08 PM
TRIPOLI, Libya: Libyan protesters again took to the streets of Tripoli Tuesday, repeating their call for the country’s recalcitrant militias to leave the capital after a militia attack on a similar protest killed 47 and wounded more than 500 last week. Meanwhile, the country’s interim...
Libyan PM accuses 'political party' of kidnapping him
October 11, 2013 10:38 AM
TRIPOLI: Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has accused a "political party" of organising his brief abduction by armed gunmen on Thursday, the latest example of the lawlessness prevailing since Moammar Gadhafi's overthrow. The premier appeared in good health when he arrived at...
Libya jihadists share ideals, not ties with Qaeda: experts
October 08, 2013 11:09 AM
TRIPOLI: Abu Anas al-Libi, captured in a daring US raid, was once in Osama bin Laden's inner circle, but appears to have had few ties to Libya's new generation of jihadists. Islamists inspired by Al-Qaeda's war on the West have flourished in chaotic post-Kadhafi Libya, but evince...
Analysts: Embassy attacks threaten Libya with new isolation
October 05, 2013 12:18 AM
TRIPOLI: An assault on the Russian Embassy in Tripoli that sparked the evacuation of its staff highlights a continued inability to protect diplomats that threatens Libya with renewed isolation, analysts say.Wednesday evening’s attack on the Russian compound triggered an exchange of fire in which...
Held by militia, Gadhafi son misses Tripoli hearing
September 19, 2013 09:28 PM
TRIPOLI, Libya: The son of Libya’s former dictator Moammar Gadhafi missed a court hearing Thursday after the militia holding him refused to send him to the capital, underscoring the continued weakness of the central government after the country’s civil war. Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the...
Clashes erupt in Tripoli, bomb kills Libya army officer
June 27, 2013 12:02 AM
TRIPOLI: Fighting erupted in Tripoli on Wednesday when gunmen tried to free comrades seized by ex-rebels, and an army officer was assassinated in Benghazi, highlighting Libya's continuing insecurity nearly two years after dictator Moamer Kadhafi fell. The clashes broke out in the Abu Slim area...
Libya adopts law barring Gadhafi-era officials
May 05, 2013 01:39 PM
TRIPOLI: Libya's General National Congress, under pressure from militiamen, on Sunday voted through a controversial law to exclude former regime officials from government posts, a move that could see the premier removed from office.Gunmen who had surrounded the foreign and justice ministries to...
Libya faces tough test over French Embassy attack
April 25, 2013 12:57 AM
TRIPOL: Tuesday’s bomb attack on the French Embassy highlighted the security situation in Libya, with extremists and militias gaining influence as Paris’ intervention in Mali has tried to uproot radical Islam from the region. Since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in October...
France vows Libya embassy attackers will pay
April 24, 2013 09:36 AM
TRIPOLI: France promised that those behind Tuesday's devastating car bomb attack on its embassy in Libya -- which wounded a girl living nearby and two guards -- would pay for the attack. "The terrorists who wanted to attack France and Libya and undermine the friendship between them will...
Homemade alcohol kills 51 in Libya: health ministry
March 11, 2013 09:35 PM
TRIPOLI: More than 50 people have died in Libya since Saturday after drinking cheap homemade alcohol and hundreds were poisoned, the health ministry said on Monday, as the authorities in the Muslim country vowed a crackdown on booze trafficking. The ministry said 38 people died in Tripoli...
Libya leader's car shot up as political tension soars
March 06, 2013 10:37 PM
TRIPOLI: The car of Libya's interim leader was shot up as he left a chaotic session of the national assembly, without causing harm, officials said Wednesday, as post-revolutionary tensions soared in the country. "The car of the General National Congress speaker (Mohammed Megaryef) came...
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