Ana Gomes, MEP, says competition among European powers over business interests in Libya is undermining the country’s security
With Libya plagued by terrorist attacks and daily assassinations, many are urging authorities to rapidly restore a professional army.
TRIPOLI, Libya, Oct. 15 (UPI) — Libya may be facing power supply problems as foreign workers leave the country because of security concerns, authorities warned.
Libya’s second city lives daily with car bombings at hospitals, shootings outside mosques, explosions at hotels and government offices, carjackings and other crimes.
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Libya’s foreign ministry compound caught fire Saturday just two days after the country’s prime minister was kidnapped and a day after a car bomb exploded outside of the Swedish consulate.
The extent of Libya’s deteriorating security conditions is most apparent in al-Rasheed street in the centre of the capital, Tripoli. Russian and Belgian arms are selling briskly. They range from pistols to the much sought-after AK-47, globally known as the Kalashnikov.
Libya is back in the news. Earlier this week, the troubled country regained widespread attention after the sudden U.S. capture of Anas al-Liby, an al Qaeda member and suspected plotter of the 1998 bombings of American embassies in Africa.
Abduction of Ali Zeidan by own security force points up divisions, with regular army and police units increasingly in opposition to powerful militias
Ali Zeidan was held for several hours by former rebel brigades who say they were working under orders from government.
Speaking on BBC World News America, Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey discussed recent developments in Libya, including the abduction of the Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and the U.S. raid to capture senior al-Qaeda suspect Anas al-Liby. While there has been a real deterioration in security over the past nine months, Wehrey noted, the …