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Tripoli under militia control as Libya chaos deepens

Benghazi - Libya's toothless outgoing government admitted Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias.

Libyan militia occupy residential annex of US embassy in Tripoli

Tripoli - Libyan militia members believed to be from Misrata took control of a residential annex of the US Embassy in Tripoli although there is no report of any breach of the main embassy compound.

Op-Ed: Is U.S. administration again using the NYTimes as its mouthpiece?

Tripoli - Four senior U.S. officials told the New York Times that the first two attacks targeting Islamist militia in Tripoli were a joint operation of Egypt and the UAE.

US says UAE bombed Libya Islamists as turmoil deepens

Tripoli - UAE warplanes secretly bombed Islamist militia targets in Libya, apparently catching Washington off guard, as turmoil in the North African country deepened with the Islamists naming a rival premier.

Op-Ed: New Libyan prime minister appointed by GNC in Tripoli

Tripoli - The outgoing Libyan parliament or General National Congress (GNC) met today and elected a new prime minister. The GNC claims to have replaced the House of Representatives.

Op-Ed: Tripoli bombed for third night by unidentified aircraft

Tripoli - For a third night unidentified aircraft struck targets in Tripoli. The attacks came just hours after the Misrata militia claim they have finally gained control of the Tripoli International AIrport from the rival Zintan brigades.

Libya in new crisis as Islamist 'terrorists' seize airport

Benghazi - Islamist militias openly challenged the legitimacy of parliament after announcing their seizure of Tripoli airport, plunging Libya's rocky political transition into a fresh crisis on Sunday.

Op-Ed: Mystery plane bombs Tripoli again for a second night

Tripoli - For the second time in a week CIA-linked General Haftar has claimed responsibility for an attack by air on targets mostly associated with Operation Dawn. The Misrata militia are one of the main groups involved with Operation Dawn.

Libya Islamist militias 'seize Tripoli airport'

Tripoli - Islamist fighters in the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said on Saturday they have captured Tripoli's battered international airport after many days of clashes with nationalist militiamen.

New mystery air raid over Tripoli kills 10 Libyan Islamists

Tripoli - Using the cover of darkness to mask its identity, a mystery warplane launched a raid near Tripoli airport overnight, killing at least 10 Islamist, a Libyan militia spokesman said Saturday.

170 migrants feared lost at sea off Libya

Tripoli - A Libyan coastguard official said on Friday a boat carrying 200 illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa was feared lost at sea off the capital Tripoli, with 170 people still missing.

Op-Ed: CIA-Linked Haftar claims international support for Tripoli attack

Tripoli - Even though CIA-linked General Haftar claims his bombing of Misrata militia in Tripoli was a joint effort with the international community there seems little attention let alone analysis in the media of what is happening in Libya

Op-Ed: CIA-linked General Haftar strikes Islamist militia in Tripoli

Tripoli - Many reports speak of airstrikes in the Libyan capital Tripoli as being launched by an unknown party against Islamist militia from Mistrata on Monday August 18.

Op-Ed: Libya's new parliament asks for UN intervention

Tobruk - Meeting in the eastern city of Tobruk, Libya's new parliament passed a motion by 111 out of the 124 members present to ask the UN Security Council for help. The legislature is of 200 seats.

Libyan parliament agrees to direct election of president

Tobruk - On Tuesday August 12, the new Libyan parliament meeting in the eastern city of Tobruk agreed that the next Libyan president would be elected by popular vote. No date was set for the election however.

Tripoli police chief assassinated

Tripoli - Hooded attackers shot dead Tripoli police chief Colonel Mohamed al-Suissi in the Libyan capital's eastern suburbs on Tuesday, a security source told AFP.

Op-Ed: New Libyan parliament meets in Tobruk and elects speaker

Tobruk - In spite of objections from Islamists and others 158 members of the 200 seat House of Representatives met in Tobruk. The lawmakers elected a new speaker of the house at the meeting.

New Libya parliament holds first session far from Tripoli

Tobruk - Libya's new parliament held its first formal session to international approval, away from the clashes rocking the capital Tripoli as divisions between Islamists and nationalists deepened.

Op-Ed: New Libyan parliament to meet today (August 4) in Tobruk

Tobruk - Yesterday, August 3, the battle between rival militias for control of the Tripoli international airport continued with at least 22 people killed according to the interim government. In recent weeks over 200 have been killed in clashes.

Libya evacuations gather pace as Tripoli clashes kill 22

Tripoli - The exodus of foreigners from Libya gathered pace Sunday as the government said at least 22 people were killed in clashes in Tripoli and warned of a "worsening humanitarian situation".
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