Gunmen have attacked a military checkpoint south-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli killing 15 soldiers, the authorities say.
Analysts warn attacks on embassies reduce Libya’s ability to access much needed foreign assistance.
Libya has morphed into the Wild West of northern Africa just two years after the fall of the Gadhafi regime. In particular, the Libyan Desert has become a sanctuary for radical forces.
Overview This week the oil strikes and disruptions persist with the eastern strikers continuing to hold out despite government pressure. The pressure being mooted by the commander of the Petroleum Facilities Guard is to stop paying striking guards. The government despite its rhetoric has been cautious in the pressure it …
Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the complete absence of the rule of law and lack of security in Libya, and by the impact this is having on the work of journalists, and calls on the authorities to ensure that recent serious attacks and kidnappings of media personnel do …
Dressed in a black headscarf and traditional black abaya, Alanoud Sanussi, 22, seemed exhausted but still managed to smile at me. The daughter of Libya’s jailed former intelligence chief, she had waited for me in the office of the militia commander, who had abducted her two days earlier–and only minutes after her …
Three army and police officers died in separate attacks in Benghazi Sunday, the latest in a string of attacks against security forces in Libya’s second city, a security official said.
The performance of the Libyan oil industry over the past few weeks confirmed yet again the strategic significance of the industry and demonstrated once more that local problems could have worldwide implications.
A raid by Libyan security forces on Tajoura prison uncovered a number of illegally-detained inmates, including women, Libya Herald reported on Thursday (September 26th).
In 2011 when Muhammar Qaddafi refused to leave quietly as ruler of Libya, the Obama Administration, hiding behind the skirts of the French, launched a ferocious bombing campaign and a “No Fly” zone over the country to aid the so-called fighters for democracy.