Libya's deputy intelligence chief was kidnapped outside Tripoli airport on Sunday, two security sources said, days after clashes between rival militias and protesters in the capital killed at least 45 people.
Mustafa Noah, the
Tripoli city leaders on Sunday called for street protests and strikes at shops, schools and universities to press Libya's government to drive out militiamen blamed for clashes that killed at least 45 people.
Libyan Prime Minis
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has temporarily suspended its three weekly passenger flights and two weekly cargo flights to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, effective immediately.
The announcement follows safety and
Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been taken by force by gunmen from a hotel where he was staying in the capital Tripoli, security guards at the hotel said on Thursday.
The circumstances were unclear, but guards at the Cor
Dubai-based Emirates airline has resumed passenger flights to Tripoli, the capital of Libya.
The airline will fly three times a week on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, with a stop at Malta, said a statement.
Libya has begun importing diesel and fuel oil to keep power plants operating after protests closed most of the gas fields in its eastern region which usually supply them, an industry executive said on Monday.
No end is in sight to
Libya's oil output is stuck at less than half of pre-war levels due to idle eastern oil ports, its oil minister said on Tuesday.
Oil production has fallen to 665,000 barrels per day (bpd) due to a month long disruption by arme
The United Arab Emirates embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli was attacked on Thursday morning, with no injuries reported, an interior ministry spokesman said.
Diplomatic and security sources said it appeared a rocket-propelled g
Libya's major Sharara oilfield will resume operations after an agreement was reached with the armed group that had shut it down last month, a senior Libyan oil source said on Monday.
"Negotiations were held yesterday and
At least 25 people were killed and 70 wounded in clashes in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday between protesters, eventually backed by government forces, and a militia operating with Defence Ministry approval, a doctor said.