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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.

July 29, 2014

Libya has been grappling with rising insecurity ever since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:28 GMT
The Canadian government has pulled its diplomatic mission out of Libya because of the country's "unpredictable security environment."
Libya's interim government has appealed for international help to put out the fire. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT
Officials in Libya say a huge fire has spread to a second oil tank in Tripoli.
A tribute for one of the Lebanese victims of the Air Algerie crash at Ouagadougou Airport in Mali (Sia Kambou /AFP).
11:26 GMT
French authorities have asked for Lebanon's permission to transfer the Lebanese deceased from the Air Algerie plane crash to Paris to conduct DNA testing and compare remains with sample´s taken from victims´ families.
Whilst Libya has denied that any Egyptians were killed in Sunday´s rocket attack in Tripoli, Egypt has nonetheless advised all its citizens in the area to immediately evacuate (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
08:09 GMT
Libyan authorities informed the Egyptian foreign Ministry on Monday that despite earlier reports, no Egyptians were killed in the Tripoli rocket attack reported on Sunday.

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.
The Tunisian government is struggling to combat militants in the Chaambi region. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
At least two Tunisian soldiers have been killed and six others wounded in a gun battle with militants near the border with Algeria.

July 26, 2014

French soldiers stand by the wreckage of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 which crashed in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 24, 2014. (AFP)
16:41 GMT
The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from the Air Algerie flight that crashed in the West African country of Mali earlier this week.

July 24, 2014

Air Algerie lost contact with the plane about an hour after takeoff. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT
The missing Air Algerie plane has crashed in Niger.
The flight should have landed 5am Thursday. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT
Algeria's national airline says it has lost contact with a passenger plane carrying 116 people.