The war against Gaddafi was won in a series of independent uprisings, leaving heavily armed groups — each with its own narrative of sacrifice and victory. Today alliances between Libyan politicians and these militias hearken back to the previous era.
Overview This week again has seen a mix of differing reactions and moves in Libya’s difficult political and security landscape as the crisis that has paralysed Libya’s oil exports in the east has continued with its wider agenda of separatism and autonomy continuing to play out.
Tripoli zoo is being used to hold foreigners found working illegally and picked up by a unit of the capital’s illegal immigration department.
Toppling Muammar Gaddafi created a security vacuum that the new government filled with former freedom fighters. Now the trick is convincing them to put down their weapons.
New clashes at key oil terminals in Libya this week and a daring robbery of the European Union ambassador in Tripoli are raising new concerns about economic and political chaos in the North African nation.
ALI ZAIDAN, Libya’s prime minister, is not given to hyperbole. A lawyer and former dissident, he tends to be studious, even dull, in his pronouncements. So it was a mark of the seriousness of strikes that have paralysed the country’s oil ports that he threatened to “bomb from the air …
The atmosphere in Tripoli on 20 October 2011, when the last remnants of Muammar Gaddafi’s forces were defeated, and Gaddafi himself along with his son Mutassim were killed, was one of almost unbridled hope. The then longest-serving head of state, an authoritarian dictator with a highly personalised and increasingly totalitarian …
BENGHAZI, Libya: A bomb exploded Saturday in front of Egypt’s consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, causing no casualties but some damage, a security official said.
At Wednesday’s press conference Prime Minister Ali Zeidan revealed that there had been a review of . . .
TRIPOLI: Some 14,000 prisoners who escaped from various Libyan detention centres after the 2011 uprising against Moamer Kadhafi are still on the run, the interior minister said Monday.