Fierce fighting erupted around the Libyan capital's international airport on Sunday as the anti-Islamist militia that control it came under attack, airport officials said.
An unknown man has set himself on fire in front of the Embassy of Libya in Berlin, the website of the German magazine Focus says Friday, referencing the German police. The incident occurred in the morning; the victim is in a serious condition.
Three Europeans working for an Italian construction company in Libya are missing and feared kidnapped, Libyan media reported Sunday.
The Libyan militant accused of involvement in the 2012 attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya will remain in US custody as he awaits trial, a federal judge said on Wednesday.
The fate of Russian citizens - Alexander Shadrov and Vladimir Dolgov - arrested in Libya remains a matter of concern to Moscow, Russian Ambassador in Tripoli Ivan Molotkov said.
Libya does not intend to revise contracts with Russian companies that got concessions to develop oil fields, Russian Ambassador to Libya Ivan Molotkov has said.
A Tunisian diplomat and an embassy worker kidnapped earlier this year by unknown gunmen in Libya arrived at dawn on Monday at a Tunis airport after being freed on Sunday. With Libya's government weak and its armed forces still in formation, armed groups have targeted foreign diplomats for abduction this year to pressure for the release of Libyan militants held in jails overseas.
Nearly two week after capture the Libyan militant charged in connection with deadly attacks on American consulate in Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in US politics pleaded not guilty Saturday afternoon during a brief first appearance before a US federal judge.
If Iraq collapses it could destabilize the entire Middle East and the adjacent regions, with unrest lasting for years, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday. "If Iraq collapses – and considering that Libya has almost collapsed already, and someone apparently wants Syria to share a similar fate – the whole region would simply explode and unrest would become its dominant feature. And it would affect not just the Middle East and Northern Africa, but the adjacent regions as well," Lavrov said.
The Cato Institute, an American libertarian think tank, has urged Pentagon to considerably decrease the US military budget, arguing that many of the current global security problems stem from excessive US military presence in the world. According to the projections made by US Congressional Budget Office, the pentagon is going to spend $606 billion in 2015, $79 billion of them to be spent on special operations abroad, chiefly on the war in Afghanistan.
Parliamentary elections, that many hope could put an end to the political chaos that gripped the country after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, have wrapped up in Libya. The voting attracted low turnout. According to preliminary data, about 630,000 people took part in the poll, which is fewer than half of those registered. Experts cite violence, which marred the election day, as one of primary reasons for that. Omar Turbi, human rights activist following developments in Libya, Arab countries and the West, said that people had to consider public safety when deciding whether they wanted to vote.
Libyans go to the polls Wednesday to elect a new parliament for the oil-rich North African country, which remains prey to turmoil three years after a revolution drove long-term leader Moammar Gaddafi from power, dpa reports. Citizens will vote for 200 members of a successor assembly to the General National Congress, the interim parliament elected in 2012.
A suicide bomber blew up his car in southern Beirut on Monday night near a security forces checkpoint, killing himself and damaging a nearby café, security sources said. Car bomb was exploded last night in the south of the Lebanese capital. According to the information received, the car was filled with explosives. A suicide bomber blew it up near an army checkpoint Tayyuna, which is populated mainly by the supporters of the Shiite movement "Amal."
The capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala in Libya by United States' security forces, suspected by Washington of an attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, is not an exercise of the right to self-defense, as claimed by U.S. authorities, Moscow says. "The U.S. delegation to the UN (United Nations) has circulated a letter in the UN Security Council about the capture, by Americans in Libya, of Ahmed Abu Khattala who is claimed by the U.S. to be the key figure in an armed attack on the premises of the U.S. Temporary Mission in Benghazi," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary posted on its website on Monday.
US commandos violated Libya's sovereignty when they seized the suspected ringleader of a deadly 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, AFP cited the foreign ministry saying on Wednesday. Special forces carried out Sunday's stealth operation under cover of night, capturing Ahmed Abu Khatallah near Benghazi and spiriting him out of the country.
Libyan government officials on Wednesday condemned a US operation to arrest a man suspected of masterminding a deadly raid on the US consulate in Benghazi, describing the detention as an attack on their country's sovereignty.
The US military has captured a key suspect linked to the deadly 2012 attack on an American consulate in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
A renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on Sunday against Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi, that left four people killed and 14 wounded, medical officials said on Sunday, according to Reuters. Dozens of families had to flee the port city in the latest bout of turmoil to hit the North African oil-producing nation.
The new book by the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her time as working in President Obama's administration will be released on June 10, according to her publisher. In her book "Hard Choices", Hillary Clinton is seeking to show her pragmatism in shaping the course of the foreign policy of the country, different from the views of Barack Obama.