Libya

July 28, 2014

Smoke billowing from an oil depot on 28 July 2014 near the Tripoli airport, resulting from some of the most violent clashes since dictator Moamer Kadhafi was overthrown in 2011 (Mahmud Turkia /AFP).
17:06 GMT

The international community is calling for an immediate ceasefire in Libya amid growing violence between armed Islamist groups and soldiers loyal to the Libyan government.

Libya is still grappling with rising insecurity nearly three years after the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Several countries have advised their nationals in Libya to leave the country immediately amid clashes.

July 27, 2014

Increased fighting between armed groups in Tripoli has caused not just the U.S. embassy to withdraw staff, but UN, Turkish and Saudi diplomats to be pulled out also (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
14:59 GMT

The United States has withdrawn its embassy staff from Libya following two weeks of increased violence in Tripoli.

Intense fighting at Tripoli's airport has led to the cancellation of most international flights. (AFP/File)
11:49 GMT

Over fifty people have been killed in Libya in the past few days as militia rivalries intensify.

July 24, 2014

The Libyan government is struggling to defeat Libya's powerful militias. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

Libya's General National Congress is ready to hand over legislative power to a newly-elected parliament in August.

July 22, 2014

A member of the Libyan security forces inspects the destruction at Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital on July 21, 2014 after Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault on the country's main airport, which is controlled by rival fighters. [AFP]
09:38 GMT

Clashes between Libyan army troops and anti-government militia groups in the eastern city of Benghazi have left 16 people dead and 81 injured.

July 21, 2014

Fighting resumed Sunday after ceasefire efforts failed. (AFP/File)
11:28 GMT

Clashes between rival militias has killed 47 people in the past 24 hours.

July 20, 2014

Armed militia groups continue their battle for control of Libya's main airport. (AFP/File)
08:13 GMT

Militias in Libya's Tripoli resumed their fighting at Libya's main airport Sunday.

July 18, 2014

Libya's main international airport has been reduced to rubble from fighting between Zintan and Misrata militias over the past week alone (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
14:57 GMT

Fresh fighting in Libya's capital was reported Friday despite earlier news that a ceasefire between the warring militias had been reached.

Libya's main airport in Tripoli has been severely damaged from fighting between the Zintan and Misrata militias (STR/AFP)
13:47 GMT

Libyan fighters in the country's capital who have been clashing at the country's main airport have agreed to a ceasefire

Militias throughout Libya have been fighting for power and control over the country's territory and resources since the oust of Moammar Gaddafi in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Libyan leadership called on the United Nations late Thursday to assist the country's security forces in their effort to restore order in what has the potential to turn into a failed state.

July 17, 2014

Libyan security forces have struggled to combat armed militia groups who have grown powerful since Gaddafi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
13:57 GMT

Intense fighting at the Libyan airport in Tripoli has left 30 dead.

Libya's capital airport has been under attack for the past four days (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Rocket fire targeted Libya's main international airport for a fourth straight day Wednesday.

July 16, 2014

Libyan officials expressed fear that militants could try to take over the country's capital, Tripoli (File/AFP)
08:16 GMT

Libyan militants in Iraq and Syria are returning back home to fight a breakaway militia group led by rogue ex-general, Khalifa Haftar, security officials say.

July 14, 2014

Libya grapples with rising insecurity as the government struggles to control armed militias. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT

At least six people have been killed and 25 wounded in clashes between rival militias in Libya's Tripoli.