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Smoke rises from buildings following an air strike attack early in the morning on August 27, 2014, near military camps in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi. [AFP]
03:10 GMT
A top Libyan official has warned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the North African country could descend into a “full-scale civil war” if militias are not disarmed.

August 26, 2014

The air strikes were against Islamic militias near Tripoli. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT
Air strikes by Egypt and the UAE were launched against anti-government militias in Libya last week, senior U.S. officials revealed.

August 25, 2014

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri (C) speaks as Libyan Foreign Minister Muhammad Abdelaziz (R) looks on during a meeting on Monday (Khaled Desouki/ AFP).
19:00 GMT
Egypt is to host a meeting of foreign ministers of Libya and its neighbours on Monday regarding Libya´s security situation.
The battle between militias has destroyed Tripoli's airport. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT
Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday that they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli.

August 23, 2014

The Tripoli airport has been a long-sought after control post for rival militias. On Saturday, Islamist group Fajr Libya announced it has seized total control. (AFP/File)
20:11 GMT
Libyan Islamist militant group Fajr Libya announced Saturday its seizure of the Tripoli airport from rival nationalist militia groups.

August 22, 2014

Spent bullet shells litter the ground as a member of the Islamist-linked militia of Misrata walks past following three days of battles in the area of Tripoli's International airport, on August 21, 2014. [AFP]
09:25 GMT
Heavy fighting has once again broken out between rival militants around the international airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, forcing locals to flee their homes.

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.

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.
Investigators gather evidence at the crash site of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Mali's Gossi region, on July 29, 2014. (AFP/Sia Kambou)
05:00 GMT
A Lebanese delegation sent to Mali to investigate the crash of the Air Algerie flight arrived back in Beirut Sunday, saying that efforts to transport the victim’s remains and test DNA samples were far from over.