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 …
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.
Overview The expected drama of Saif Gaddafi and Abdullah al-Senoussi appearing together in court in Tripoli did not occur this week with confusion over whether Saif would or would not appear. Instead on Thursday Senoussi attended his pre-trail court hearing in Tripoli along with 36 others charged with counts of …
Every time I hear about one more in a rash of targeted killings of influential figures across Libya, I’m disheartened by the thought that much of the instability and chaos plaguing the North African country is neither unexpected nor unique to Libya.
The US media network Fox News reported Wednesday that highly sensitive US military equipment and weapons stored in Libya were stolen over the summer by groups likely aligned and working with terrorist organizations.
A year after the first US ambassador in 33 years was killed on duty, Chris Stephen, one of the first western reporters on the scene in Benghazi, pieces together what really happened from witness accounts, official reports, and the ruins of the compound
Tripoli, Libya — Mohamed Hossain Akari was at home with his parents one day last week when armed robbers drove up and started shooting — an all-too-familiar attack these days in Libya’s increasingly violent capital city.
A militia linked to Libya’s interior ministry has said it seized the daughter of former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi for her own protection.
Production slumps as workers seize ports in protest at Tripoli’s failure to revive moribund economy despite bumper oil revenues
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.