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Journalists kidnapped at anti-government protest in Tripoli Libya

Tripoli - Protesters in Martyr's Square Libya chanted anti-France slogans and denounced General Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity to drive Islamists from Libya. They also denounced the UN-backed government of Faiez Serraj.

Tripoli protesters demand unity government solve urgent problems

Tripoli - Many took to the streets of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, to protest against the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNC) headed by Faiez Serraj.

Op-Ed: Libyan National Army in Zintan, Libya, threatens Tripoli attack

Tripoli - There are now several reports that the Libya National Army (LNA) has warned it is only 10 kilometers from Tripoli and will soon be liberating Tripoli.

Tripoli experiencing violence in several different areas

Tripoli - The Tripoli home of Ahmed Maetig was attacked this evening in the city. Maetig is a member of the Presidency Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord. Some of the Council are in a nearby naval base.

Op-Ed: Libya Herald report claims that Tripoli government 'vanished'

Tripoli - There have been a number of rumors about what is happening in Libya, some turning out to be false. An article in the Libya Herald reports that the General National Congress (GNC) government in Tripoli has virtually disintegrated.

Presidency Council of GNA arrives in Tripoli by sea

Tripoli - The Presidency Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord headed by Prime Minister-designate Faiez Serraj went from Tunisia by boat to Bu Sitta naval base adjacent to Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Gunfire in Tripoli and airspace closed again

Tripoli - Mitiga airport in Tripoli was to have been closed "indefinitely" as of dawn Monday morning due to heavy gunfire around the airport, including anti-aircraft guns.

Op-Ed: Airspace in Tripoli and Misrata closed for much of Sunday

Tripoli - Local in Tripoli woke up to rumors that the Prime Minister-designate Faiez Serraj and some members of his UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) were on their way to the capital again.

Op-Ed: As propaganda war in Libya heats up what is happening unclear

Tripoli - The Libya Observer, which supports the Tripoli-based General National Congress, notes that the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has so far failed to enter Tripoli as it claims it will do.

Op-Ed: Security arrangements being made for GNA move to Tripoli

Tripoli - Negotiations are taking place with a number of Tripoli militias who are prepared to accept the new government hoping to clear the way for the arrival of at least some of the new GNA ministers including the PM Faiez Serraj.

Op-Ed: GNA to move to Tripoli without confidence vote from the HoR

Tunis - Before the GNA begins its term it must receive a vote of confidence from Tobruk's internationally recognized House of Representatives (HOR). Even though it has not received the vote, the GNA is intending to move to Tripoli and begin operations there.

Op-Ed: GNA member claims GNA to move to Tripoli soon regardless of vote

Tripoli - An anonymous but prominent member of the Presidency Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), claims the GNA will soon move to Tripoli whether or not the internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR) votes on the issue.

Attempts are being made to revive the Libya-Libya dialogue

Tripoli - Five members from the internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk flew to Tripoli in a move to revive what is called the Libya-Libya dialogue.

15 believed dead after helicopter crash near Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli - The Libya Observer, a news outlet that supports the General National Congress(GNC) based in Tripoli, reports that 15 people including civilians, military commanders, and sick people were killed in a crash near Al-Maya coast, 27 km west of Tripoli.

IS group claims bomb attack on Algerian embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Assailants lobbed explosives at Algeria's embassy in the Libyan capital Saturday, wounding three people, a security official said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

Car bomb hits diplomatic security building in Libyan capital

Tripoli - A car bomb exploded Saturday outside the diplomatic security building in Tripoli but caused no casualties, a Libyan official said, with the Islamic State group claiming responsibility.

Lebanon troops, Islamists clash in historic Tripoli market

Tripoli - Lebanese troops fought a fierce and deadly battle Saturday with Islamist gunmen in the historic market of second city Tripoli, in clashes that devastated parts of the popular tourist site.

Lebanon troops, Islamists clash in historic Tripoli market

Tripoli - Lebanese troops fought a fierce battle Saturday with Islamist gunmen holed up in the historic market of second city Tripoli in clashes that devastated parts of the popular tourist site.

More air attacks on Islamists in Libya

Tripoli - General Saqr Jarrushi, an aide to CIA-linked General Hafter, claimed that their forces carried out an air strike on the town of Gharyan, 120 kilometers southwest of the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Islamist groups control Libyan capital Tripoli

Tripoli - The capital of Libya, Tripoli, now appears to be firmly in control of an umbrella group of pro-Islamist militias called Libya Dawn.

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.

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.

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

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.

Huge fuel depot fire adds to turmoil in Tripoli

Tripoli - An oil depot fire on the outskirts of Tripoli that started after a rocket struck a tank containing more than 1.6 million gallons of oil has now spread to include a second tank, hit by shrapnel resulting from fighting by rival militia groups.

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.

Death toll rises in Egypt as tensions spread to Libya

Cairo - With at least 49 dead, and hundreds injured in clashes between protesters and security forces, possibly the last thing stability in Egypt needs is tension with Libya, after five Egyptian diplomats are reportedly kidnapped in Tripoli.

Violence continues in Libya both in Tripoli and Benghazi

Tripoli - Although reports of those killed vary it seems as if at least six people have been killed as they demonstrated against protesters calling on armed groups to leave Tripoli.

31 killed after anti-militia protest turns deadly in Libya

Tripoli - An anti-militia protest in the Libyan capital city of Tripoli turned deadly when militiamen began to fire into the group of protesters, killing 31, and leaving over 200 wounded.

Libya, activists and extremists criticize Libi’s rendition

Tripoli - Following the United States’ capture of alleged Al-Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi in a surprise Tripoli raid, Libya is seeking his handover, saying that he be tried on Libyan soil.
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Libyans celebrate their new colors  nearly 3 weeks after the fall of their capital city to anti-Gadd...
Libyans celebrate their new colors, nearly 3 weeks after the fall of their capital city to anti-Gaddafi rebels, on the former 'Green Square' in Tripoli, Libya
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The Rixos Hotel in Tripoli, Libya
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Medina in Tripoli  Libya
Medina in Tripoli, Libya
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Libyan rebels in Tripoli s central square.
Libyan rebels in Tripoli's central square.
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The Lebanese army moved into Tripoli with armored vehicles
The Lebanese army moved into Tripoli with armored vehicles
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A Libyan rebel soldier
A Libyan rebel soldier
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A protester raising Libya's Independence flag above the Libyan Embassy in Zamalek,Cairo
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Protesters in Tripoli  Lebanon set KFC on fire.
Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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Protesters calling for change in Libya
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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 Tripoli  Lebanon set KFC on fire.
Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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Rebels celebrate inside the 'Bab Al Aziziya' compound in Tripoli, Libya
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LIBYA: Top officials of the U.S. Marines pose with soldiers and sailors assigned to embassy protecti...
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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Much of downtown Misrata  though  such as on Tripoli Street pictured here  is beyond repair.
Much of downtown Misrata, though, such as on Tripoli Street pictured here, is beyond repair.
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The Jordanian Ambassador To Tripoli  Fawaz Aitan
The Jordanian Ambassador To Tripoli, Fawaz Aitan
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People carry a man who was injured when Libyan militiamen opened fire into a crowd of protesters in ...
People carry a man who was injured when Libyan militiamen opened fire into a crowd of protesters in Tripoli November 15, 2013
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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 security forces stand at the destroyed shrine of the Murad Agha mosque  which ...
Members of the Libyan security forces stand at the destroyed shrine of the Murad Agha mosque, which was bombed early this morning, in Tripoli's Tajura neighborhood
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The city of Tripoli
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