Libyan civil war http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26106/all en Italy suspends activity at Benghazi consulate, withdraws staff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/italy-suspends-activity-at-benghazi-consulate-withdraws-staff <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Italy suspended activity at its consulate in Benghazi and withdrew staff for security reasons on Tuesday after a gun attack on its consul at the weekend which underlined the precarious security situation in the North African state.</p> <p>Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Guido De Sanctis's heavily armoured car in Benghazi, Libya's second city, on Saturday. The diplomat was unhurt but the attack was a reminder of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission there that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/italy-suspends-activity-at-benghazi-consulate-withdraws-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Africa Libyan civil war Political geography Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:15:15 +0000 5734636 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Car bomb kills policeman in Libya's Benghazi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-car-bomb-kills-policeman-libyas-benghazi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Night-time curfew in Benghazi under consideration</p> <p>* City symbolises armed disorder in post-Gaddafi Libya (Adds PM quotes)</p> <p>BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A car bomb killed a police officer in Benghazi on Wednesday, a police source said, the second such attack in as many days and the Libyan government said it was considering imposing a night time curfew on the eastern city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-car-bomb-kills-policeman-libyas-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Libyan civil war Military dictatorship Politics War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:27:01 +0000 5735185 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-FBI director visits Libya amid Benghazi investigation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fbi-director-visits-libya-amid-benghazi-investigation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Mueller meets Libyan prime minister, other officials</p> <p>* US investigators still seeking leads in Benghazi attack</p> <p>* Republican criticizes 'lack of results'</p> <p>WASHINGTON/TRIPOLI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - FBI Director Robert Mueller visited Libya on Thursday, an FBI official said, as U.S. investigators continued their inquiry into the September attack in Benghazi in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-fbi-director-visits-libya-amid-benghazi-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Libyan civil war Military dictatorship Political geography Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:15:41 +0000 5735709 at http://www.globalpost.com MIDEAST MONEY-Benghazi aspires to become Libya's business capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/mideast-money-benghazi-aspires-become-libyas-business-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Eastern city wants to restore status as business centre</p> <p>* Residents say marginalised for decades under Gaddafi</p> <p>* Benghazi wants return of oil body to city</p> <p>By Marie-Louise Gumuchian</p> <p>BENGHAZI, Libya, Jan 23 (Reuters) - At a construction site on Benghazi's waterfront, engineer Seraj Bushada proudly points to a giant hole in the ground that will make way for a 48-floor office tower that city officials hope will help transform part of this port city into a modern business district.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/mideast-money-benghazi-aspires-become-libyas-business-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Libya Libyan civil war Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:15:45 +0000 5738299 at http://www.globalpost.com British embassy in Tripoli aware of report of threat against it http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/blank-headline-received-13 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The British embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli said on Monday it was aware of reports of a potential threat against it, days after London urged British nationals to leave the eastern city of Benghazi due to a "specific and imminent threat" against Westerners.</p> <p>"We are aware of reports of a potential threat against the British embassy in Tripoli and we are liaising closely with the Libyan government," an embassy spokeswoman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/blank-headline-received-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libyan civil war Military dictatorship Political geography Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:30:46 +0000 5740658 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-British embassy in Libya aware of reports of threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-british-embassy-libya-aware-reports-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Libyan reaction, details)</p> <p>TRIPOLI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The British embassy in the Libyan capital said it was aware of reports of a potential threat against it, days after London urged British nationals to leave the eastern city of Benghazi due to a "specific and imminent threat" against Westerners.</p> <p>"We are aware of reports of a potential threat against the British embassy in Tripoli and we are liaising closely with the Libyan government," an embassy spokeswoman said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-british-embassy-libya-aware-reports-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Libyan civil war Politics War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:00:05 +0000 5740678 at http://www.globalpost.com Potential UN headquarters attacked in Libyan capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/potential-un-headquarters-attacked-libyan-capital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Unknown assailants threw an improvised explosive on Tuesday at an empty building the United Nations had considered as a possible headquarters of its Libya mission in Tripoli, causing minor damage but no injuries, a mission spokesman said.</p> <p>There are heightened concerns about Islamist militant attacks in North Africa after a hostage crisis in Algeria and the start of French military operations against jihadist rebels in Mali earlier this month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/potential-un-headquarters-attacked-libyan-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libyan civil war Political geography War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:15:32 +0000 5741091 at http://www.globalpost.com Two years on, Benghazi threatens "another revolution" in Libya http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/two-years-benghazi-threatens-another-revolution-libya <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Discontent as second anniversary of Feb 2011 uprising nears</p> <p>* Rival militias, Islamists more powerful than police, army</p> <p>* Violence, decay plague city shunned by fearful Westerners</p> <p>* European countries warn against threat in Libya's 2nd city</p> <p>By Marie-Louise Gumuchian</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/two-years-benghazi-threatens-another-revolution-libya" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business Human Interest Libya Libyan civil war Politics SHUN BENGHAZI War Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:01:05 +0000 5742014 at http://www.globalpost.com France to host meeting on Libyan security next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/france-host-meeting-libyan-security-next-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John Irish</p> <p>PARIS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Countries that helped oust Muammar Gaddafi will meet in Paris next week to discuss how to stabilise Libya, which has been beset by security problems since the late dictator was toppled, French sources said on Tuesday.</p> <p>France, which led international efforts to oust Gaddafi, will convene ministers and senior diplomats from the United States, Britain, Arab nations, the United Nations and European Union to Tuesday's meeting in Paris.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/france-host-meeting-libyan-security-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libya Libyan civil war Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:00:54 +0000 5746614 at http://www.globalpost.com 30-tonne drug haul off Libya coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/30-tonne-drug-haul-libya-coast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Libya's coastguard has seized more than 30,000 kilograms (66,000 pounds) of drugs from a boat off the coast of Tripoli, a naval source said on Saturday.</p> <p>"A Libyan-flagged boat was boarded on Thursday 40 miles (60 kilometres) to the northeast of Bouri oil field," navy spokesman Ayub Gacem said, quoted by the official Lana news agency.</p> <p>He said the authorities found 30,500 kilos of drugs on the boat, without specifying what kind, and arrested five people on board: two Moroccans, a Libyan, an Egyptian and a Tunisian.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/30-tonne-drug-haul-libya-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libyan civil war Military dictatorship Political geography AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:30:25 +0000 5764374 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Gaddafi PM "risks dying" after torture-lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/former-gaddafi-pm-risks-dying-after-torture-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Al Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, a prime minister under deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, is in critical condition after being tortured in a Libyan jail, his Tunisian lawyer said on Wednesday.</p> <p>An officer at the prison where Mahmoudi is held denied this.</p> <p>Mahmoudi was extradited from Tunisia in June, making him the first senior Gaddafi official to be returned for trial under Libya's new leadership.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/former-gaddafi-pm-risks-dying-after-torture-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Libyan civil war Military dictatorship Muammar Gaddafi Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:46:23 +0000 5768653 at http://www.globalpost.com Libya PM denies Gaddafi premier in "critical condition" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/libya-pm-denies-gaddafi-premier-critical-condition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ex-PM first senior Gaddafi official returned for trial</p> <p>* Lawyer said Mahmoudi tortured; dismissed by current PM</p> <p>* Rights groups worried about trials inside Libya</p> <p>TRIPOLI, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Libya's prime minister dismissed on Thursday reports that Muammar Gaddafi's former premier was in a critical condition after bring tortured in prison.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/libya-pm-denies-gaddafi-premier-critical-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libya Libyan civil war Military dictatorship Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:16:21 +0000 5770053 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Libya PM denies Gaddafi premier in "critical condition" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-libya-pm-denies-gaddafi-premier-critical-condition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ex-PM first senior Gaddafi official returned for trial</p> <p>* Lawyer said Mahmoudi tortured; dismissed by current PM</p> <p>* Rights groups worried about trials inside Libya (Adds representatives from U.N. mission visiting Mahmoudi)</p> <p>TRIPOLI, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Libya's prime minister dismissed on Thursday reports that Muammar Gaddafi's former premier was in a critical condition after bring tortured in prison while a United Nations team visited him in jail and said he appeared in "decent" shape.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-libya-pm-denies-gaddafi-premier-critical-condition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Libyan civil war Mahmoudi Military dictatorship Political geography Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:15:59 +0000 5770101 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Libya interim head's car comes under fire: minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/urgent-libya-interim-heads-car-comes-under-fire-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The car of Libya's interim leader came under fire in Tripoli as he left a chaotic session of the national assembly disrupted by protesters, without causing casualties, the interior minister said Wednesday.</p> <p>"The car of the General National Congress speaker (Mohammed al-Megeryef) came under fire as assembly members left in a state of total confusion" on Tuesday night, Ashur Shwayel told a press conference.</p> <p>The General National Congress is the highest authority in Libya, making Megeryef the country's interim leader.</p> <p>yba-ila/hc/al</p> Libyan civil war Military dictatorship Political geography AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:45:51 +0000 5774977 at http://www.globalpost.com Libyan gas flows to Italy expected to be normal again by weekend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/blank-headline-received-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TRIPOLI, March 10 (Reuters) - Natural gas flows from Libya into Italy have gradually resumed and are expected to return to normal levels by the end of the week after being halted by fighting, the chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Sunday.</p> <p>Exports were halted a week ago after clashes between Libyan militias at the Mellitah oil and gas complex.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/blank-headline-received-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Libyan civil war Political geography Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 18:00:28 +0000 5778996 at http://www.globalpost.com