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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

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)


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)


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)


A Member Loyal To The Islamic State In Iraq
James Foley: Sharing Beheading Video is a Crime, Police Says; #ISISmediaBlackout Erupts

By IBTimes AU

The world has gone up against the terror group Islamic State in Iraq. Sans military artillery of mass destruction, the global populace put up a united front against the militant group right on social media where ISIS put for all to see the video beheading of US photojournalist James Foley. (Aug 21)


Still Image From Undated Video Of A Masked Islamic State Militant Holding A Knife Speaking Next To Man Purported To Be James Foley At An Unknown Location
Intelligence Agencies Hunt for James Foley Beheader Using Voice Recognition Technology, Journalist Was Warned by GlobalPost Editor Not to Go to Libya

By IBTimes AU

The British accent of the man who beheaded American journalist James Wright Foley is the key to tracking the terror group identified with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levants (ISIL). Intelligence agencies are trying to know the identity of the execu... (Aug 21)


Tony Abbott
Backpackers Face Tough Travel Laws by PM Abbott

By IBTimes AU

Australian dare-devils are facing tougher travel laws under Counter Terrorism Foreign Fighters Bill by Prime Minister Tony Abbott (Aug 07)


Bullet holes are seen in a car at a checkpoint on the Egyptian border with Sudan and Libya, which was attacked on Saturday, in Wadi al-Gadid governorate July 19, 2014. Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya on Saturd
Travel Alert on Libya: Worsening Humanitarian Condition Makes Travelling Dangerous

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government strongly advised against travelling to Libya (Aug 05)


Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird speaking to the media in Tokyo
Canada ‘Hides’ Embassy in Libya, Remains Operational

By IBTimes AU

Canadian diplomatic staff stationed in Tripoli, Libya said the embassy continues to operate there, albeit withholding information where the facility is really currently located. (Jul 29)


Bullet holes are seen in a car at a checkpoint on the Egyptian border with Sudan and Libya, which was attacked on Saturday, in Wadi al-Gadid governorate July 19, 2014. Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya on Saturd
Advisory: Britons Told to Leave Libya ASAP, UK Issues Travel Ban

By IBTimes AU

The United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised all Britons currently in Libya to leave the country, citing the ongoing and greater intensity of fighting in Tripoli and wider instability. It likewise has issued a travel ban against the north African nation. (Jul 28)

Two boats with 10 Cuban migrants are pictured anchored in Cayman Brac waters in this July 20, 2014 handout photo. The 10 migrants abandoned one of the boats and set out for Honduras in the other, but returned shortly after to drop off five of their number
Migrant Massacre at Sea: Five Arrested for the Deaths of 100

By IBTimes AU

All they wanted was a chance at a better life. But migrants aboard a boat enroute to Europe didn't realize death could come knocking while they pursue their journey. On Wednesday, Italian police arrested at least five men for the alleged deaths ... (Jul 24)