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Tripoli: from 'Lebanese Kandahar' to home of protest rave

Tripoli - The northern seaside city of Tripoli, once perceived as a hotbed for insurgents, has emerged as the scene of Lebanon's most festive protests, with euphoric crowds dancing deep into the night.

Lone attacker kills four in Lebanon's Tripoli

Tripoli - A lone gunman killed four members of the security forces in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli overnight before blowing himself up, officials said Tuesday.

Fighting near Libyan capital kills photographer

Tripoli - A Libyan photographer who worked for Associated Press news agency was killed Saturday south of Libya's capital Tripoli where he was covering militia clashes, a medical source and family said.

Two days of clashes near Libya capital leave 10 dead

Tripoli - Two days of clashes between rival militias near Libya's capital Tripoli have left 10 people dead and 41 wounded, the health ministry said Thursday.

Clashes in Libyan capital leave 5 dead: health ministry

Tripoli - A new round of clashes between rival militias in Libya's capital left at least five people dead Wednesday, the health ministry said, four months after fighting killed over 100.

Libya in chaos since the 2011 overthrow of Kadhafi

Tripoli - Libya, where a new ceasefire was announced Wednesday to end a month of deadly fighting near the capital, fell into chaos with the ouster and killing of strongman Moamer Kadhafi in October 2011.

Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

Tripoli - Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.

Fighting in Tripoli displaces thousands: UN-backed govt

Tripoli - Fighting in and around the Libyan capital has displaced thousands of people, the government said Tuesday as the UN prepared to host talks seeking to halt the violence.

UN chief condemns escalating violence in Libya

New York - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for an end to violence in Libya in accordance with a UN-brokered ceasefire agreement.

Rockets pummel Libya's Tripoli as rival militias clash

Tripoli - Rockets rained on several parts of the Libyan capital Saturday despite a truce to end fighting between rival militias, with one projectile hitting a popular hotel and wounding three people, rescuers and medics said.

Former Libya PM seized by militia group in Tripoli

Tripoli - Ali Zeidan PM of Libya between November 2012 and March 2014 was seized from a Tripoli hotel by members of the Tripoli Revolutionaries' Brigade(TRB) headed by Haytem Tajouri.

Op-Ed: Missing Dutch woman said to be arrested in Tripoli Libya

Tripoli - A Dutch woman Yvonne Snitjer who disappeared in Tripoli Libya last Friday was apparently arrested by Libyan authorities because she was photographing a riot in Tripoli.

Op-Ed: East Libyan commander appears prepared to attack Tripoli

Khalifa Haftar who heads forces of the eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) government the Libyan National Army (LNA) has called on militia loyal to him in the west to prepare to move on Tripoli and free it from Islamist militias who oppose him.

28 killed in militia clashes in Libyan capital Tripoli

Tripoli - According to the Ministry of Health of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) 28 people were killed and another 130 wounded in clashes between militia in Tripoli on Friday.

Op-Ed: Eastern Libyan commander threatens to attack Tripoli

Tobruk - The international community applauded the move by Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar to join the political process after he met with the head of the Presidential Council (PC), Faiez Serraj, of the UN-back Government of National Accord in Abu Dhabi recently.

Op-Ed: Mass demonstrations held against militia groups in Tripoli Libya

Tripoli - Thousands of Libyans have mounted a mass demonstration against the powerful militias that dominate Tripoli. The demonstration was in the Martyr's Square.

Op-Ed: Ceasefire agreement among militia groups fails to hold in Tripoli

Tripoli - The Presidency Council(PC) of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) was able to broker an agreement among many brigades to stop fighting in Tripoli after many clashes the previous night.

Convoy of Libyan unity government PM comes under fire in Tripoli

Tripoli - A convoy of Faiez Serraj the Prime Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) was shot at in Tripoli on Monday (February 20).

Op-Ed: Sixth anniversary of February Revolution celebrated in Libya

Friday the 17th of February marks the sixth anniversary of the Day of Rage that helped begin the revolt that overthrew the regime of Muamar Gaddafi. Many Libyan cities are preparing ceremonial activities to commemorate the event.

Presidential Council of Libyan unity government meets in Tripoli

The Presidency Council(PC) of the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has met in Tripoli to determine its final picks for new ministers to be submitted to the House of Representatives (HoR) as required by the Libyan Political Agreement.

Eastern Libya's Marshal Haftar threatens to attack Tripoli

Tripoli - The head of the Libyan National Army(LNA), Field Marshal Khaifa Haftar called on his forces to be prepared for an offensive to free the capital Tripoli. Haftar is head of the armed forces(LNA) of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) government.

Op-Ed: Mediation stops Tripoli militia clashes only temporarily

Tripoli - According to the Libya Observer, mediation by security leaders, political activists, and a number of Tripoli and area district elders stopped clashes between rival militia in Tripoli that had been happening over the the last two days.

Militias clashing in the Libyan capital of Tripoli

Tripoli - Fighting has broken out in the Libyan capital Tripoli between various militia groups. The Libya Observer describes murky clashes sweeping through the city. There are many competing tweets describing the situation.

Op-Ed: Kidnappings go unpunished and unsolved in Libya

Kidnappings in Tripoli occur quite regularly with the UN-backed Government of National Accord apparently powerless to stop them.

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.
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The Jordanian Ambassador To Tripoli  Fawaz Aitan
The Jordanian Ambassador To Tripoli, Fawaz Aitan
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Libyan rebels in Tripoli s central square.
Libyan rebels in Tripoli's central square.
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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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Protesters calling for change in Libya
Protesters calling for change in Libya
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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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Medina in Tripoli  Libya
Medina in Tripoli, Libya
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Rebels celebrate inside the  Bab Al Aziziya  compound in Tripoli  Libya
Rebels celebrate inside the 'Bab Al Aziziya' compound in Tripoli, Libya
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A protester raising Libya s Independence flag above the  Libyan Embassy in Zamalek Cairo
A protester raising Libya's Independence flag above the Libyan Embassy in Zamalek,Cairo
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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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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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Protesters in Tripoli  Lebanon set KFC on fire.
Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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A Libyan rebel soldier
A Libyan rebel soldier
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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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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 Rixos Hotel in Tripoli  Libya
The Rixos Hotel in Tripoli, Libya
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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
The city of Tripoli
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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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Protesters in Tripoli  Lebanon set KFC on fire.
Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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