Libya

August 19, 2014

Rival militias have battled for control of Tripoli's airport since July 13. (AFP/File)
12:39 GMT

Forces loyal to retired General Khalifa Haftar have claimed responsibility for recent air strikes in Tripoli.

August 17, 2014

Libya is grappling with rising insecurity since the fall of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT

Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militia groups in Tripoli.

August 16, 2014

The two militia groups played a key role in the uprising that toppled the country’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP)
21:46 GMT

Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militia groups in the Libyan capital of Tripoli shortly after the new UN envoy announced plans to visit the country soon for ceasefire negotiations.

August 13, 2014

Violent clashes between competing militia have rocked Tripoli and Benghazi residents as Libya's interim government struggles to gain control. (AFP/File)
16:38 GMT

As violence continues in Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya's MPs vote to ask for international humanitarian intervention.

Lawmakers are seeking to to overcome confrontation between between two armed factions. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT

Libya's new parliament agreed that the next president would be elected by popular vote.

August 12, 2014

Libya struggles with rising insecurity. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

The police chief in Libya's Tripoli was gunned down Tuesday.

August 11, 2014

Smoke billows from a petrol depot, which was set ablaze following clashes between rival rebel groups near Tripoli's airport (File/AFP)
07:42 GMT

Clashes between rival militias in Libya's capital continued on Sunday while the UN attempted to broker a ceasefire between both sides.

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00:12 GMT

Libya is facing the worst violence since the fall of former ruler Muammar Gaddafi three years ago

August 4, 2014

Most Western countries have evacuated their embassies because of the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

More than 20 people have been killed in fighting between two armed groups in Tripoli as they battle for control of the international airport.

August 1, 2014

Libya's militias continue to grow more powerful by the day. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Hard-line Islamist militias claimed to have taken control of Libya's second largest city.

July 31, 2014

Rival militias have nearly destroyed the airport in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT

The Philippines has called on all its 13,000 nationals to leave Libya immediately.

Libya is grappling with rising insecurity ever since the overthrow of Mummar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT

Egyptian authorities arrested 290 Egyptians who were trying to return home from Libya.

July 30, 2014

Crises are brewing all over the Middle East, but can the world only focus on one crisis at a time? (Menahem Kahana /AFP).
12:28 GMT

Ali Ibrahim argues that the world cannot seem to focus its attention on more than one crisis at a time. Whilst all the focus is on Gaza right now, he argues that other events in the Middle East are actually more dangerous.

The Libyan government is struggling to control rival militias who refuse to lay down arms. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT

Militant groups have seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Benghazi.

Ongoing clashes between rival militias has made the country increasingly unstable. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Egypt is doubling the staff on the borders between Libya and Tunisia to help Egyptians safely exit Libya.