There was confusion at the General National Congress this evening after it was announced on TV that Zintan’s Qaqaa and Sawaiq brigades had issued an ultimatum to its members to resign by 10 pm or be arrested. Members and staff are reported to have left the Congress building but there was …
An image circulating on social media websites showing independence flags being burned
The Scouts and Guides Commission in Benghazi has become the latest target for bombers in the city to the perplexity and fury of local residents.
Two more people have been murdered in political killings in the past day in Benghazi, throwing showdow over what were already muted celebrations to mark the thirds anniversary of the revolution.
In 2011, I crossed the border with other journalists into a country that had been cut off from the world for 42 years. We had no idea what to expect as we entered what the rebels were calling “Free Libya.”
Having arrived in Libya over 18 months ago, my overwhelming first impression was how “male” Libyan society appeared to be, both at an expat and national level. It took some time for me to peel back the veneer of the male dominated social sphere and meet the hidden half of …
Tripoli 6 February 2014 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemns the continued violence in Libya in all its forms, from assassinations to kidnappings and explosive attacks, including what happened in “Mahd al Marefa” school in Benghazi.
[AFP/Mahmud Turkia] Libyan soldiers show their skills as they parade during a graduation ceremony for a new batch of troops last May in Tripoli. Libya’s interim authorities say they are making efforts to bolster the military and build a professional army.
TRIPOLI, February 7, 2014 (AFP) – Thousands of Libyans took to the streets Friday to protest against a decision by the interim parliament to extend its mandate, despite fears that lingering political instability could unleash fresh violence.
[AFP/Abdullah Doma] Libyan troops are seen patrolling central Benghazi late last year. Violent clashes erupted in Benghazi Thursday (January 30th) after the son of a Special Forces commander was kidnapped.