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  1. August 19, 2014

    Goldman withdraws attempt to stop $1bn Libya fund dispute

    Goldman Sachs has withdrawn an application to have a $1bn lawsuit filed by the Libyan Investment Authority, a former client,...

  2. August 4, 2014

    Libya MPs defy Islamists to attend Tobruk swearing-in ceremony

    An overwhelming majority of Libya’s new MPs defied Islamists and their militia allies to attend a swearing-in ceremony in...

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  1. July 30, 2014

    Paris evacuates French and British from Libya fighting

    France has evacuated almost 50 French citizens together with seven Britons by warship from Libya amid deteriorating security...

  2. July 27, 2014

    Voices from Libya’s armed struggle

    On a Friday afternoon in June in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, a street battle erupts for control of Martyrs Square. It is...

  3. July 26, 2014

    US evacuates Libya embassy after militia violence

    TRIPOLI, July 26 – The US evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across...

  4. July 20, 2014

    Government-aligned militia adds to Libya’s political turmoil

    Camp 27, a military base on the shore of the Mediterranean, west of Tripoli, was an ideal spot for Muammer Gaddafi’s son...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    The LIA and Libya's struggle to move on

    News that Abdulmagid Breish has been removed from his position as chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority brings yet...

  6. May 23, 2014

    Khalifa Haftar, a hard-headed Libyan warrior

    When a trusted officer was captured during one of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi’s misadventures in neighbouring Chad, the Libyan...

  7. May 22, 2014

    David Cameron appoints former Blair aide as special envoy to Libya

    David Cameron has appointed one of Tony Blair’s closest advisers to lead the government’s efforts in trying to restore order...

  8. May 20, 2014

    Khalifa Haftar’s anti-militia campaign divides Libya

    By Borzou Daragahi in Cairo To some Libyans, Khalifa Haftar is a hero who stood up to Muammer Gaddafi on the front lines of...

  9. May 19, 2014

    The deepening chaos in Libya

    When Colonel Muammer Gaddafi was toppled by a Nato-led military operation in October 2011, Britain, France and the US...

  10. May 19, 2014

    Libya chaos deepens as militias line up with rival army leaders

    Libya has experienced repeated bouts of mayhem since the 2011 uprising that felled longtime ruler Muammer Gaddafi. But the...

  11. May 19, 2014

    Libya braces for further conflict after general leads attack on militias

    Libya’s fragmented armed forces appeared on the brink of a major conflict on Monday after a retired general and allied...

  12. May 18, 2014

    Gunmen attack Libya’s parliament and prime minister’s office

    The Libyan government condemned what it described as a coup attempt on Sunday after forces loyal to a former Libyan army...

  13. May 16, 2014

    Aircraft and artillery attack Islamist militias in Benghazi

    Fighting erupted in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, pitting forces loyal to a renegade retired army officer...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    May 16, 2014

    Saif behind bars

    Reuters Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, attends a hearing behind bars in a courtroom in...

  15. May 6, 2014

    Benghazi economy flourishes amid precarious security

    The mood was festive when Benghazi’s newest shopping mall opened its doors last month, the city’s third since the revolution...

  16. May 5, 2014

    Secrecy surrounding property held offshore raises eyebrows

    On Highgate Hill in north London stands the city’s largest private residence after Buckingham Palace: Witanhurst, a 65-room...

  17. April 17, 2014

    Libyan wealth fund to appoint investment managers

    The Libyan Investment Authority plans to outsource its investment management, expand in London and implement international...

  18. March 30, 2014

    SocGen accused over Libya deals

    The Libyan Investment Authority has accused Société Générale of helping to funnel bribes worth tens of millions of dollars...

  19. March 19, 2014

    Och-Ziff warns over Libya probe by DoJ

    Och-Ziff, the hedge fund group, warned that it could face a hit to its financial results from a Department of Justice...

  20. March 17, 2014

    Libya pays the price for its post-Gaddafi mistakes

    It may be tempting to describe the increasingly complex political and security morass ensnaring Libya as the inevitable...

  21. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    Former gangster hangout offers hope for Serbian tourism

    On January 15, 2000, 23-year-old Dobrosav Gavric strode into the lobby of Belgrade’s InterContinental hotel, pulled out a...

  22. March 7, 2014

    French investigators tapped phones of Nicolas Sarkozy

    French investigators tapped the phones of Nicolas Sarkozy as part of a probe into alleged illegal financing of his 2007...

  23. March 6, 2014

    Saadi Gaddafi held in Tripoli prison after extradition from Niger

    Libya on Thursday took custody of Saadi Gaddafi, one of the sons of deposed leader Muammer Gaddafi, after he was extradited...

  24. February 21, 2014

    Jayalalithaa lays out campaign to be India’s PM

    The battle to become India’s next PM Visitors to Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, will soon be...

  25. February 10, 2014

    Libya sees retail boom amid instability

    After a lunch of Lebanese appetisers and kebab at the shiny new Beirut restaurant, shoppers can walk to Debenhams, or stroll...

  26. January 12, 2014

    Libyan deputy industry minister shot dead

    TRIPOLI, January 12 – Gunmen assassinated Libya’s deputy industry minister as he drove home from shopping in the coastal...

  27. January 10, 2014

    Libya’s badlands

    The militia commander with the dazzling smile leads us through the desert towards the oilfields, his Toyota pick-up truck...

  28. January 2, 2014

    Archives 1984: Thatcher agreed release of Fletcher’s killer

    Margaret Thatcher sanctioned the release of the alleged murderer of a police officer shot outside the Libyan embassy in...

  29. December 22, 2013

    BAE’s Typhoon exports face darkening skies

    On April 12 2011, a Typhoon fighter jet loitering just south of Libya’s embattled city of Misurata released two laser-guided...

  30. December 22, 2013

    Insider takes on fight against corruption in Libya

    A large sum of money allocated to a Libyan embassy in Asia has gone missing and Tariq al Walid, the Libyan finance...

  31. December 18, 2013

    Egypt business profile: Lecico’s sales prove resilient

    Despite more than two years of political and economic turmoil in its main markets in Egypt and Libya, Lecico, a listed tile...

  32. December 12, 2013

    Assassination campaign blights eastern Libya

    A relentless campaign of assassinations against long-serving or former members of Libya’s security forces in the country’s...

  33. The World

    November 20, 2013

    Smart reads November 20, 2013

    By Luisa Frey ♦ Women are leading the revolution in Chile, writes the FT’s Benedict Mander. Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn...

  34. The World

    September 26, 2013

    In the Picture: Terror in Africa

    Soldiers clear the top floor of the Westgate mall (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) As Kenya began three days of national...

  35. September 11, 2013

    Libya offers no model for ending Syria’s chemical arms threat

    Western leaders were sceptical when the Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi offered to open up his nation’s chemical and nuclear...

  36. August 30, 2013

    The Syria vote brings to an end decades of delusion

    The game is up. Britain has reached the end of a long arc of delusion. For half a century and more it has clung tenaciously...

  37. August 30, 2013

    Strikes and lawlessness bring Libya’s oil industry to its knees

    Libya is facing its worst crisis since the fall of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi in 2011 as a growing malaise in the country’s oil...

  38. July 26, 2013

    Libyan activist shot dead in Benghazi

    A prominent Libyan political activist and two security officials were shot dead in separate incidents the eastern city of...

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