Libya

Gunmen kidnap Tunisian diplomat in Libya

TRIPOLI - A Tunisian diplomat was kidnapped on Thursday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libya's foreign ministry said, two days after gunmen seized Jordan's ambassador.

Jordanian ambassador seized in Libya, kidnappers demand prisoner release

TRIPOLI/AMMAN - Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen who demanded an Islamist militant be released from a Jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat's freedom.

World, 16 Apr 2014

Jordanian ambassador seized in Libya, kidnappers demand prisoner release

TRIPOLI/AMMAN - Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen who demanded an Islamist militant be released from a Jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat's freedom.

World, 15 Apr 2014

Jordan's ambassador to Libya kidnapped after gunmen attack his car

TRIPOLI - Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday morning after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver, a spokesman for Libya's foreign ministry said.

World, 15 Apr 2014

Libya adjourns trial of ex-Gaddafi officials and sons

TRIPOLI - Libya opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons and dozens of his ex-officials on Monday in a test of its transition to democracy, but it was quickly adjourned as some of the investigations had not been completed.

World, 15 Apr 2014

Libya starts trial of ex-Gaddafi officials, sons absent

TRIPOLI - Libyan prosecutors opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons and more than two dozen of his ex-officials on Monday in a major test for the North African state's transition to a democracy. Gaddafi's sons Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam did not appear in the courtroom at Tripoli's Al-Hadba prison, but the deposed ruler's ex-spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi was among the former senior officials sitting in blue jumpsuits behind a fenced-off section.

World, 14 Apr 2014

Trial of Gaddafi's two sons, former officials gets underway

TRIPOLI - Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam, two of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons, are expected to appear in court on Monday, facing charges of corruption and war crimes alongside more than 30 other Gaddafi-era officials.

World, 14 Apr 2014

Libya's interim PM hands in resignation to parliament

TRIPOLI - Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni on Sunday handed in his resignation to the parliament saying he had faced threats and could not continue just weeks after he was appointed to the post.

World, 13 Apr 2014

Libyan rebels to reopen two eastern oil ports on Sunday

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libyan rebels will reopen the seized eastern oil ports of Zueitina and Hariga on Sunday after reaching an agreement with the government, according to a copy of the deal.

World, 07 Apr 2014

Group of Libyan lawmakers plan to sack parliamentary president

TRIPOLI - Some 30 Libyan lawmakers plan to remove parliamentary president Nouri Abu Sahmain, the country's top official, over a leaked video in which he was grilled by an unknown questioner over a visit by two women to his house, one of them said on Sunday.

World, 07 Apr 2014