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Libya

Libya, officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya is a country located in North Africa. Bordering the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Libya lies between Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa by area, and the 17th largest in the world.[4] The capital, Tripoli, is home to 1.7 million of Libya's 5.7 million people. The three traditional parts of the country are Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica. Libya has the highest HDI in Africa and the fourth highest GDP (PPP) per capita in Africa as of 2009, behind Seychelles, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. These are largely due to its large petroleum reserves and low population. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

Oil slides on hopes over Libya output

Jan 04 - Financial Times

Kerry condemns Libya violence

Nov 17 - Politico

Supply concerns hit European gas prices

Nov 16 - Financial Times

Eni sees oil and gas production falling

Oct 30 - Financial Times

Articles About Libya

A Masked Islamic State Militant Holding A Knife Speaks Next To Man Purported To Be U.S. Journalist James Foley At An Unknown Location In This Still Image From An Undated Video Posted On A Social Media Website
ISIS Murder Videos 'Turning On' Foreign Jihadists To Fight US and Britain [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Graphic ISIS videos are believed to be "turning on" the supporters and social media followers of the extremist groups. The chance to fight the West appeared to be an exciting prospect for foreign jihadists who wish to join ISIS. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, TUNISIA, LONDON

David Haines' Brother Slams 'Religious Radicalisation'

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Mike Haines recalls the wonderful times he had enjoyed with David and remembers his brother fondly. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: RELIGION, SUDAN

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Tony Abbott Tests ADF’s Capacity With Middle East Deployment

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister’s decision to deploy ADF in Middle East is testing its military capacity, experts say. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, TONY ABBOTT

A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he walks during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Assad in Morek
Islamic Centre Raid In Brisbane Leads To Arrest Of 2 Men Recruiting Aussies To Fight In Syria

By IBTimes AU

Australian federal police arrested on Wednesday two men after they raided the iQraa Islamic Centre in Underwood. They arrested 31-year-old Omar Succarieh of Kuraby and an unnamed 21-year-old man from Boronia Heights. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA, G20

U.S. President Barack Obama departs after delivering a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during his vacation August 20, 2014. Obama on Wednesday condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded an American journalist as "a cance
ISIS Weapons Courtesy of the U.S. – Study

By IBTimes AU

A study by the London-based small-arms research organisation Conflict Armament Research has revealed that the Islamic State jihadi fighters appear to be using weapons that were U.S.-made but captured as they seized large swath of areas in Iraq and Syria. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, LONDON

Pope Francis receives an Argentina soccer jersey during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican June 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
‘Pray for Pope Francis, I See Him Getting Kidnapped Soon’ – Nigerian Prophet

By IBTimes AU

A popular Nigerian pastor and prophet has warned Catholics to pray for Pope Francis as he might get kidnapped soon. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: NIGERIA, ZAMBIA

The second tower of the World Trade Center explodes into flames after being hit by a airplane, New York September 11, 2001 with the Brooklyn bridge in the foreground.
11 Aeroplanes Missing in Libya, Feared Could be Used to Stage Similar Terror 9/11 Attacks – Intelligence

By IBTimes AU

Intelligence authorities from the United States have warned the global community the aeroplanes now reported missing since August when Islamic militants overtook Libya's international airport in Tripoli could be used to stage 9/11-style terrorist attacks in the region. (Sep 03)

MORE TOPICS: AL JAZEERA, AL-QAEDA, PORTUGAL, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, TUNISIA

James Foley
Islamic State: Brit Rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary Is Suspected Beheader of James Foley; Had Tweeted Photo Holding Decapitated Head

By IBTimes AU

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a British rapper, is suspected by UK's SAS to be John, the man with an English accent who beheaded American journalist James Foley last week, the New York Post reports. (Aug 24)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, EGYPT, NEW YORK, KENYA, LONDON

Handout shows U.S. journalist James Foley speaking at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications in Evanston, Illinois
Islamic State: Foley Family Believes James Could Have Volunteered Beheading to Spare Lives of Fellow Hostages

By IBTimes AU

Did American photojournalist give up his life so his fellow hostages would be spared from being beheaded too? The family of James Foley believes it is in his character to give way to the extent that he could have possibly volunteered to be decapitated so the other captives would live. (Aug 23)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ

President Obama
Pentagon Reveals James Foley Secret Mission Had Failed; Executioners Contact Family Before Beheading Foley

By IBTimes AU

A secret mission to save James Foley from the ISIS has failed, the Pentagon revealed (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ