Military dictatorship

Radio flourishing in post-Gadhafi Libya

New radio stations run by young volunteers broadcast everything from music and comedy shows, to how to treat captured Qaddafi soldiers.

Gadhafi’s son accused of war crimes, mass killing in Libya

Men in orange jumpsuits purported to be Egyptian Christians held captive by the Islamic State (IS) are marched by armed men along a beach said to be near Tripoli, in this still image from an undated video made available on social media on February 15, 201

Italy is seeking UN intervention in Libya after jihadist terror threat

Men in orange jumpsuits believed to be Egyptian Christians were held captive by the Islamic State and murdered in Libya.

ISIS spreads its tentacles to North Africa — and threatens to reach beyond

Fireworks mark the third anniversary of the killing of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Violence still rules in Libya on the third anniversary of Gaddafi’s death

George makes about a hundred frappuccinos a day for the guests on board a Greek ferry docked in Tobruk, Libya.

A Greek ferry is home to members of Libya’s parliament and, more importantly, the best frappuccinos in town


The hottest drink in Tobruk, a town in eastern Libya, isn’t at a bar or even a coffeehouse. It’s aboard the Greek ferry that’s the temporary home of Libya’s parliament, where the baristas are slinging high-quality frappuccinos to lawmakers, their families and even curious locals.

A terminal at Tripoli's airport is in shambles after a series of clashes between rival Libyan militias.

Tripoli’s airport has become ground zero for military clashes in Libya


The crisis in Libya is deepening after a powerful militia opposed to the country’s current government took control of the capital’s airport a week ago. Libya’s House of Representatives says Tripoli as a whole has fallen in the hands of what they call “terrorists.” However, the militias that overran the capital were former rebel groups who have been on government payroll since the end of the revolution.

Protests in Derna

Game of Thrones is an amazing way to understand what’s happening in Libya

How is HBO’s Game of Thrones like Libya? Let me count the ways.How is HBO’s Game of Thrones like Libya? Let me count the ways.

The classic Cinnabon roll.

Looking for the cool place to hang out in Tripoli? Try Cinnabon

Lifestyle & Belief

Feel like a tasty, sticky pastry? Maybe a cinnamon bun? Well, the largest Cinnabon franchise in the world is in the Libya capital of Tripoli.

Three years after the start of the revolution, Osam Dabea goes back to the cave where his mother, sister and young brother found refuge during heavy shelling.

Three years after the start of their revolution, Libyans are still waiting for a constitution and a stable government

Conflict & Justice

Libyans had great hope when they started their revolution three years ago and deposed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Now, many are tired and frustrated with a weak central government and broken promises. On February 20, they face a hastily-arranged election to select delegates who will only now start writing a new constitution.