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Libya frees jailed leaders of Islamist group

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Libya freed the jailed leaders of a group linked to al Qaeda who renounced militancy, after reformers pushed for their release despite...

EU agrees to press Libyans, Swiss over visa row

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European Union foreign ministers agreed yesterday to push Switzerland and Libya to resolve a row threatening EU energy interests after Libya barred...

Gaddafi comment sparks diplomatic row with Nigeria

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Nigeria has recalled its ambassador to Libya and questioned whether the north African country is sponsoring violence after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi...

Libya’s row with West reflects Gaddafi inner circle: analysis

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The crisis in relations between Libya and its Western partners is an expression of Muammar Gaddafi's inner circle: a family he protects...

African arms imports share up: SIPRI

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Africa accounted for 7% of global major conventional weapons imports over the period 2005–2009, compared with 6% for 2000–2004. During the period...

Libya warns USA it may favour rival oil firms: paper

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Libya is considering giving priority to Chinese and Russian firms over US energy companies because of its diplomatic row with Washington, a...

UN Assembly chief barred from Europe travel: Libya

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The Libyan president of the UN General Assembly is among more than 180 people banned from travelling to Europe due to a...

US apologises to Libya for dismissive comments

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The US State Department apologized for dismissive comments its spokesperson made about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's call for "jihad," often translated as...

Libya slaps embargo on Swiss, demands US apology

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Libya slapped a trade embargo on Switzerland yesterday and demanded an apology for caustic US comments about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's call...

Cooperation with Libya on migrants at risk: Italy

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Italy said yesterday Libya may renege on a deal to control the flow of illegal immigrants because of a visa spat with...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...