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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, 2013 - Financial Times

Articles About Libya

Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech
Russia Shifts Blame On US For Ukraine Crisis, Putin Accuses West of 'Remaking World'

By IBTimes AU

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the US of destroying the world order as the West maintains Ukraine sanctions. (Oct 26)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, EUROPEAN UNION

Armed RCMP officers approach Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014.
Canada Parliament Gunman Wanted to Go to Middle East to ‘Study Islam’

By IBTimes AU

Federal officials did not allow Michael Joseph Zehaf Bibeau to go to Libya for studies. (Oct 24)

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper outlines his government's plan to participate in a military campaign against Islamic State militants
Canadian Theatre Activation Team to Join Allies in Iraq Next Week

By IBTimes AU

Canada announced on Saturday that the Theatre Activation Team would leave next week. (Oct 13)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media
Islamic State: Before Beheading Taxi Driver Alan Henning, IS Released Brit Headteacher David Bolam

By IBTimes AU

After beheading two American and two British hostages the past few weeks, the Islamic State (IS) surprised the world over the weekend by releasing on Thursday British headteacher David Richard Bolam after it abducted him in May 2014 while shopping in Libya. (Oct 05)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON

A man counts U.S. dollars at a currency exchange office in central Tripoli, June 3, 2014. Libya's currency is under heavy pressure as a breakdown in security and a collapse of oil revenues due to port blockades have badly disrupted public finances and an
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 2, 2014

By Comsec

The recovery that stirred the spirits of optimists this morning was fading at lunchtime and not long afterwards the ASX 200 had made a new low for the session. There were no developments in particular that saw the mood shift, and one factor that unit... (Oct 02)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES, CANCER

Malaysian Airlines Jet
Lloyds Of London Estimates $600 Million Hit On Insurance Industry Over MH Jets & Rebel Seizure Of Libya Airport

By IBTimes AU

The global insurance industry is bracing itself for a $600 million hit for 2014 in the aftermath of the two Malaysia Airlines tragedies and the seizure by rebels of the Tripoli airport in Libya. (Sep 26)

MORE TOPICS: AIG, JAPAN, STORM, DISASTERS, INVESTMENT, LONDON

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

USA-AUSTRALIA/
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