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Video: Protests over Bani Walid Gunfight

Protesters in the Libyan capital Tripoli accuse the government of killing civilians, as at least 30 people have been killed in the town of Bani Walid. Government-backed forces say they are are battling soldiers who are still loyal to the former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The fighting has been going on for nearly a week. Al […]

Newsflash: Rixos Hotel Under Attack

Libya Business News sources in Tripoli report that the Rixos al Nasr Hotel (pictured) in the city is under attack from militia who are trying to target the General National Council. The attack comes following the deaths of at least 22 people in the town of Bani Walid, a stronghold of the former leader Muammar […]

Gaddafi Spokesman Moussa Ibrahim 'Captured in Libya'

Libya's state news agency said on Saturday says Moussa Ibrahim, the spokesman for late leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been captured by the forces of the interim Libyan government at a checkpoint in the town of Tarhouna. Other Libyan officials say they are sceptical, as such reports have proved false in the past, and the prime […]

UN Special Representative Takes Up Post

The new Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Mr. Tarek Mitri, has taken up his post in Tripoli to lead United Nations efforts to assist Libya in its democratic transition. “I shall be delighted to be a witness of the historic changes in Libya and committed to accompany them in solidarity with the Libyan […]

Libyan Leader says Country not Fully Liberated

Libya is still not liberated, a year after the death of Muammar Gaddafi - that's according to the head of the country's national assembly. Many locals there say they want to move on from the past - but human rights groups say war crimes were committed, and there should be an investigation into Gaddafi's death. […]

Switzerland Holding Over $100m Libyan Assets

The Swiss foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the country has blocked 100 million Swiss francs ($108 million)l inked to the former Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, as part of nearly 1 billion Swiss francs blocked in relation to the various "Arab Spring" states. Valentin Zellweger, head of the international law department at the Swiss foreign […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview On 14 October, Ali Zidan was elected the new prime minister of Libya, just one week after the previous incumbent, Mustafa Abu Shagur, was dismissed by the National Congress in a vote of no confidence. Zidan beat his rival Mohammed Al-Harari in a close-fought race, taking 93 votes to Al-Harari’s 85. Zidan was elected […]