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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

Al Qaeda Kills 14 Algerian Soldiers in Ambush (Representational Image)
Al Qaeda Kills 14 Algerian Soldiers in Ambush

By Reuters

Islamist militants killed at least 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush in mountains east of the capital Algiers at the weekend in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AFGHANISTAN, ELECTIONS, ALGERIA, OPEC

African militants (representational photo, Reuters file)
Militants Kill 11 Algerian Soldiers in Ambush

By Reuters

Islamic militants killed at least 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security source said on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks on the military in years. (Apr 21)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, ELECTIONS, ALGERIA, OPEC, AGING

Libya Adjourns Trial of ex-Gaddafi Officials and Sons
Libya Adjourns Trial of ex-Gaddafi Officials and Sons

By Reuters

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. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, NIGER, OPEC, LAWYER

U.N. rights chief says Syria govt abuses 'far outweigh' rebels
U.N. Rights Chief says Syria Govt Abuses 'far outweigh' Rebels

By Reuters

Human rights violations by Syrian government forces "far outweigh" those by armed opposition groups, U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Tuesday, prompting the Syrian U.N. envoy to accuse her of acting like an irresponsible "lunatic. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, RUSSIA, SUDAN, MALI

Asian Shares
Asian Shares Build on Gains, Yen Hits 10-week Trough

By Reuters

Asian share markets added to their recent rally on Wednesday as investors chose to accentuate the positive in a mixed bag of global economic data, pressuring the safe haven yen to a 10-week trough. (Apr 02)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, MANUFACTURING, JAPAN, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

Libya threatens to bomb N.Korean tanker if it ships oil from rebel port
Libya Threatens to Bomb North Korean Tanker if it Ships Oil from Rebel Port

By Reuters

Libya threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker, if it tried to ship oil from a rebel-controlled port, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth. (Mar 09)

MORE TOPICS: OPEC

Libya protests
Western Countries Alarmed as Libya Slides Towards Chaos

By Reuters

Western countries voiced concern on Thursday that tensions in Libya could slip out of control in the absence of a functioning political system, and they urged the government and rival factions to start talking. (Mar 07)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, EGYPT, UKRAINE, TUNISIA

Niger Extradites Gaddafi's Son Saadi to Tripoli, Libya Says
Niger Extradites Gaddafi's Son Saadi to Tripoli, Libya Says

By Reuters

Niger has extradited Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi, who just arrived in Tripoli and was brought to a prison, the Libyan government said on Thursday. (Mar 06)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, NIGER, JUDICIARY

John Kerry
Russian Military Action in Ukraine Would be 'grave mistake' - U.S.

By Reuters

The United States warned Russia on Wednesday it would be a "grave mistake" to intervene militarily in Ukraine and said it was considering $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees and additional funding to help Kiev. (Feb 27)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, UKRAINE

Colonel Gaddafi ruled in Libya for 42 years
Niger Extradites Former Gaddafi Intelligence Official to Libya

By Reuters

Niger's government has extradited Abdallah Mansour, a former top Libyan intelligence official under toppled President Muammar Gaddafi, to Libya on suspicion of plotting against the government in Tripoli, military sources said. (Feb 15)

MORE TOPICS: NIGER