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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

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)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, THAILAND

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)

MORE TOPICS: TUNISIA

The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: Russian TV Spins Conspiracy Theories About Plane Crash; Another Group Links Air Mishap to Illuminati

By IBTimes AU

Like the first Malaysian Airlines tragedy that rocked the global aviation history in March, the downing on Thursday, July 17, of Flight MH 17 is wrapped in mystery, resulting in several conspiracy theories about the downing and subsequent plane crash that took 298 lives. (Jul 20)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, NEW YORK, UKRAINE, LONDON

A child is helped by a Red Cross member as he is disembarked from a navy ship in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta May 22, 2014. More than 100 children were among the 488 migrants rescued by the Italian Navy off the Sicilian coast on May 21, 2014 as the inf
Red Cross: Time to Prepare for 2014 Hurricane Season; ‘Hurricane Watch’ vs ‘Hurricane Warning’

By IBTimes AU

The American Red Cross has urged families and communities in the U.S. to review and renew their emergency kits and evacuation plans in light of the forthcoming hurricane season which officially starts on June 1st. (May 27)

MORE TOPICS: STORM

Migrants are seen aboard of the Italian frigate "Grecale" as it arrives at the Catania harbour in the Italian island of Sicily May 13, 2014. Italian naval and coast guard vessels recovered 14 bodies and rescued around 200 people after a migrant
Libya Migrant Shipwreck: Death Toll Near Italy Reaches 17, 200 Rescued

By IBTimes AU

A migrant ship carrying at least 400 people sank 100 nautical miles south of the island of Lampedusa, in Southern Italy. At least 17 people died while 200 have been rescued, according to the Italian Navy. (May 14)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, COAST GUARD, SOMALIA

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'Fox' News' Bad Reputation Resurfaces: News for 'Benghazi Attacks' Still Pushed

By IBTimes AU

In the past, "The Fox News Channel" has been accused by academics, media and political figures, watchdog groups, and the public for having biases in its news coverage. And just recently, Fox's issue was once again brought up as they we... (May 08)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, HP, HILLARY CLINTON, CLIMATE CHANGE, JOURNALISM, LOS ANGELES

Benghazi emails Show White House Image Control
Benghazi emails Show White House Image Control -Judicial Watch

By Reuters

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch released emails from U.S. officials on Tuesday that it said showed the White House was concerned primarily with protecting President Barack Obama's image after an attack that killed Americans in Libya. (Apr 30)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, WHITE HOUSE

Libya says Jordan to handover jailed Islamist to get kidnapped ambassador
Libya says Jordan to Handover Jailed Islamist to Get Kidnapped Ambassador

By Reuters

Jordan has agreed to handover a Libyan Islamist to Tripoli to secure the release of its ambassador kidnapped in the North African country two weeks ago, Libya's state news agency LANA said on Monday. (Apr 29)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, TUNISIA, OPEC

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