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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.

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.
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