Libya's official government, holed up in the east after being forced to flee the capital, is struggling to sell crude oil under a new system it has devised in an attempt to bypass a rival administration in Tripoli.
On the surface life looks normal in the Libyan capital. Cafes are bustling with customers sipping cappuccino, while well-stocked shops sell anything from Italian underwear to French cheese.
But as in the days of Muammar Gaddafi, m
At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a local security official said.
It was not immediately clear who staged the attack, but the
Bombs exploded near the Egyptian and UAE embassies in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Thursday but there were no reports of casualties or major damage.
The blasts followed a series of car bombs on Wednesday mainly in towns under t
A self-declared government set up by an armed group that seized the Libyan capital in August has taken over the websites of the state administration and the national oil company, adding to confusion over who is running the country.
Libya said a Sudanese military transport plane bound for a Tripoli airport under control of an armed faction had entered its airspace to supply a "terrorist group" with ammunition, a government statement said.
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya, US officials said late on Monday.
The officials said the two Arab countr
Fire destroyed the terminal at Tripoli's main airport on Sunday, one day after it was seized by militia fighters from the Libyan city of Misrata, witnesses said.
Unidentified war planes also attacked targets in the capital, re
Flights have resumed from two small airports in Libya triggering a rush of Libyans and expatriates trying to leave the country on Saturday after fighting closed the main international airport a week earlier.
Local carriers have re
Libyan militia fighters with anti aircraft guns and mortars fanned out across Tripoli's airport, transformed into a battlefield by two days of fighting that has cut the Libyan capital off from the outside world.
US Secretary o