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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

Are Canadian energy stocks set for a rebound?

Dec 03, 2013 - Financial Post

Kerry condemns Libya violence

Nov 17, 2013 - Politico

Supply concerns hit European gas prices

Nov 16, 2013 - Financial Times

Eni sees oil and gas production falling

Oct 30, 2013 - Financial Times

Articles About Libya

A Kurdish protester sits behind a sign reading " STOP ISIS terror" in front of the United Nations headquarters in Vienna October 9, 2014. A group of Kurdish people living in Austria are on hunger strike since Monday in solidarity for Syrian Kurd
Russia Alleges US Hand Behind ISIS Growth: Smells Hidden Agenda In Ground War Proposal

By IBTimes AU

The unbridled growth of ISIS would not have happened without the patronage of some entrenched powers. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE

An Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL) Member Waves An ISIL Flag In Raqqa
'Coward' ISIS Challenged To Show Up At Door Of US Marine; US Detects ISIS Libya Training Camp

By IBTimes AU

Sgt. Dakota Meyer is challenging ISIS militants to come to his home amid threats of attacks against the US military. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FBI, CONGRESS

An Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL) Member Waves An ISIL Flag In Raqqa
ISIS Targets Jerusalem in Caliphate Expansion; Radical Preacher Calls Jews 'Most Vile of Creatures'

By IBTimes AU

ISIS has vowed to wave its flag over Jerusalem, Rome and Saudi Arabia in an effort to expand its caliphate and fight the West. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, ALGERIA, ISRAEL

An Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL) Member Waves An ISIL Flag In Raqqa
ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi 'Still Alive' in Audio Message Urging Supporters to Wage Holy War; ISIS to 'Reach Rome'

By IBTimes AU

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leader Al-Baghdadi is apparently alive and well in an audio message urging followers to strike everywhere. (Nov 14)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AL-QAEDA, EGYPT

Kouko Guehi of Morocco
Ebola Fears, Refusal To Host Claims Morocco’s Appearance At The 2015 Africa Cup

By IBTimes AU

Morocco, for fears of spread of Ebola, refused to host the 2015 Africa Cup (Nov 13)

MORE TOPICS: EGYPT, SUDAN, SOUTH AFRICA, NIGERIA, GHANA, ANGOLA

Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014
Russia-US Propaganda War Erupts, CNN Shut Down

By IBTimes AU

Russia launches Sputnik to counter Western media. (Nov 11)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IRAQ, JAPAN, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, LONDON

Niger Extradites Gaddafi's Son Saadi to Tripoli, Libya Says
Libyan Rebel and Wife To Sue Britain For Damages: Alleges UK Handed Him To Gaddafi Regime To Face Torture

By IBTimes AU

That the British court has found prima facie eniugh merit in the case is an encouraging signal. (Oct 31)

MORE TOPICS: AL JAZEERA, HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, THAILAND

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