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    1. FT Photo Diary

      January 22, 2015

      Libyan pro-government forces

      Members of the Libyan pro-government forces, backed by locals, on a tank outside the Central Bank, near Benghazi port. The...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      January 20, 2015

      Revolutionaries in Benghazi

      Members of Libyan pro-government forces, who are backed by the locals, sit together during clashes with the Shura Council of...

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    1. January 19, 2015

      Libya needs help to step back from the brink

      More than three years after the Nato-enabled toppling of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi’s regime, Libya’s agony shows no sign of...

    2. January 11, 2015

      ‘The Iron Cage of Liberalism’, by Daniel Ritter

      Why were the Middle East revolutions that replaced authoritarian regimes with relatively little bloodshed as peaceful as...

    3. December 29, 2014

      Brent crude closes at lowest since May 2009

      Oil surrendered early gains on Monday to close at a fresh five-and-half-year low on doubts that escalating violence in Libya...

    4. December 28, 2014

      Warplanes strike Misurata as Libya conflict escalates

      Warplanes attacked Libya’s third-largest city of Misurata on Sunday, the first time the industrial port of 300,000 has been...

    5. October 30, 2014

      Court to hear Gaddafi rendition claims

      A case turning on “very grave allegations” against the UK government and its alleged complicity in rendition and torture...

    6. October 22, 2014

      Nelson Bunker Hunt, tycoon, 1926-2014

      Nelson Bunker Hunt, who has died at the age of 88, was everything a Texan oil tycoon was supposed to be. Once one of the...

    7. September 21, 2014

      Goldman defence lifts veil on LIA relationship

      It is a fiercely contested $1bn lawsuit over disputed derivatives transactions and has pitted Libya’s Investment Authority...

    8. September 19, 2014

      Goldman admits cultivating ties with Gaddafi-era Libya fund

      Goldman Sachs has admitted in court documents that it used an internship, training, small gifts, occasional travel and...

    9. The A-List

      September 16, 2014

      US must work harder to win over Arab regimes on Isis

      The US administration is trying to convince its populace and the world that it is successfully forging a new alliance in the...

    10. September 11, 2014

      Obama’s bold ambition at odds with strategic caution

      In Washington politics, there are few more toxic phrases than “leading from behind”. It was coined by an Obama...

    11. August 25, 2014

      Hero of Libya’s revolution wages war on government

      Salah Badi has a reputation for resorting to other means when politics do not go his way. A hero of the 2011 uprising...

    12. 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,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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