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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.

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.

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".

New Libya parliament meets amid ongoing violence

Benghazi - Libya's new nationalist-dominated parliament held its first meeting Saturday, boycotted by Islamists, in a sign of deep divisions still plaguing a violence-racked country from which thousands are fleeing.

Libya guards fire warning shots as crowd tries to storm border

- Libyan border guards fired warning shots Friday to keep back a crowd of people trying to enter Tunisia as they fled the conflict in Libya, a Tunisian army officer said.

Manila to evacuate 13,000 amid renewed Libya clashes

Tripoli - The Philippines was preparing Thursday to evacuate 13,000 citizens from Libya as violence continued to rage and a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse gang-raped there.

Manila to evacuate 13,000 amid renewed Libya clashes

Tripoli - The Philippines was preparing Thursday to evacuate 13,000 citizens from Libya as violence continued to rage and a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse gang-raped there.

Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Tripoli - Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya's Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness.

Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Tripoli - Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya's Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness.

Islamists seize key Benghazi army base as Tripoli fire rages

Tripoli - Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, as a huge blaze raged at a fuel depot near the capital's airport.

Tripoli fire rages as Libya warplane crashes in Benghazi battle

Tripoli - A huge blaze raged for a third day at a fuel depot near Tripoli's airport Tuesday, while a warplane crashed in Libya's second city Benghazi during fighting with Islamists.

Libya oil depot fire rages, raising fears of major disaster

Tripoli - A huge fire at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli was out of control Monday, sparking fears of a fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area.

Foreigners urged to leave Libya amid rising violence

Tripoli - Egypt and several Western states urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiralling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead and a warning by state-owned National Oil Corp of a major disaster after a fuel tank was hit.

Libya airport battle 'has killed at least 97'

Tripoli - Two weeks of fighting between militias in Libya's capital Tripoli have left 97 people dead, as Egypt and western foreign ministries Sunday urged their citizens to leave amid spiralling violence.

Violence forces evacuation of US embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Around 150 officials, workers and military security guards were evacuated Saturday from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli to escape mounting militia violence in Libya's capital.

US evacuates Libya embassy over 'real risk' from fighting

Tripoli - The United States evacuated its Libyan embassy staff under air cover Saturday as they faced a "real risk" from fierce fighting around Tripoli airport, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Clashes between Libya army, Islamists kill 16

Benghazi - Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, were killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, medical and military sources told AFP Tuesday."Most of the dead and injured are soldiers.

Battle for Libya airport leaves at least 47 dead

Tripoli - Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry said Monday had left at least 47 dead in a week.

Libya militias locked in deadly battle for airport

Tripoli - Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault Sunday on Libya's main airport, two days after the collapse of a truce with rival ex-rebels who control the facility, a security official said.

Fresh fighting near Libya main airport despite truce

Tripoli - Fighting between powerful militias battling for control of Tripoli's airport broke out again on Friday, just hours after they had agreed a truce, an airport official and witnesses said.

Libya seeks UN help, warns of collapse

New York - Libya asked the United Nations for help Thursday to build up its security forces, with the foreign minister warning that his country could turn into a "failed state.

Libya weighs international help after surge in violence

Tripoli - Libya's government said on Tuesday it was considering calling for international forces to help re-establish security after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport, severing air links with the outside world.

Libya weighs international help after surge in violence

Tripoli - Libya's government said Tuesday it was considering calling for international forces to help re-establish security after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport, severing air links with the outside world.

UN evacuates as deadly clashes sever Libya air links

Tripoli - The United Nations announced Monday that it was evacuating its remaining staff from Libya, after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport and severed air links with the outside world.

Libya's main airport closed as rival militias clash

Tripoli - Deadly clashes raged Sunday around Libya's main international airport, closing it down, as the anti-Islamist militia that control it came under attack, airport officials said.

U.S. warns of 'widespread conflict' in Libya

Tripoli - The United States warned Saturday that the conflict in Libya could become "widespread," urging that a new parliament be quickly seated after contested elections.

Op-Ed: Libyan government moving to Benghazi from Tripoli

Benghazi - In a bizarre move, Libyan authorities are planning to move the General National Council, the parliament, from its present site in the capital Tripoli to Benghazi, even though that city is beset by security problems.

Results of Libyan elections to be published July 20

Tripoli - Emad Sayeh, head of the Libyan High National Election commission, promised to announce results of elections for the GNC or parliament on July 20th a week later than announced earlier.

Two main Libyan oil ports ready to export oil again

Benghazi - The Libyan government said that it lifted force majeure on two oil ports — Es Sider and Ras Lanuf — clearing the way for exports after a blockade lasting nearly a year.

Benghazi attacks suspect pleads not guilty

Washington - The Libyan militia leader charged over a deadly attack on the American mission in Benghazi pleaded not guilty during a brief appearance in US federal court.
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Canada has deployed six CF-18 fighter jets to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
Canada has deployed six CF-18 fighter jets to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
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Army personnel man a checkpoint at one of the entrances to Tripoli. Libyan militia fighters blamed f...
Army personnel man a checkpoint at one of the entrances to Tripoli. Libyan militia fighters blamed for the worst unrest in Tripoli since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi
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Members of the Libyan army stand guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi. Libyan troops struggling to establish control across the country clashed with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi. At least nine people were killed in the fighting, officials said
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President Obama speaking about the crisis in Libya
President Obama speaking about the crisis in Libya
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Ancient religious images in Cyrenaica, eastern Libya
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Libyan rebels
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A massive oil fire is burning in Libya near the country s main airport. Officials say the fire was s...
A massive oil fire is burning in Libya near the country's main airport. Officials say the fire was started by fighting militia groups. Charlie Rose reports.
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Benghazi, Libya
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Muammar Gaddafi s corpse abused by rebel troops
Muammar Gaddafi's corpse abused by rebel troops
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A photo op with a dictator at G8 Summit in L'Aquila in July, 2009. From left to right is Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, Barack Obama, President of the United States, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations and Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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Two French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets ready for takeoff
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Screenshot of video showing desecration of Benghazi War Cemetary by Libyan extremists
Screenshot of video showing desecration of Benghazi War Cemetary by Libyan extremists
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LIBYA: Top officials of the U.S. Marines pose with soldiers and sailors assigned to embassy protection duty outside the U.S. embassy in Tripoli in 2013.
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Protesters in Toronto supporting the Libyan uprising
Protesters in Toronto supporting the Libyan uprising
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Demonstrations against the Gadaffi regime in Bayda
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The new post-Qaddafi Libyan flag.
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