ARTICLES RELATING TO MUAMMAR GADDAFI

Libya's parly allies with renegade general

2014-10-20 17:53

Libya’s beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war.

7 soldiers killed in Benghazi bombs, clashes

2014-10-02 15:25

Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed and 50 wounded in a double suicide bombing and clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi, an army commander says.

UN gathers Libya rivals for reconciliation talks

2014-09-29 14:13

Opposing factions in the Libyan parliament have met for UN-brokered talks on ending a split that has left the country with rival governments, the UN says.

Libya ex-air force chief murdered in Benghazi

2014-09-18 18:17

A former Libyan air force chief has been shot dead in the country’s violence-ridden second city of Benghazi, medical and army sources say.

Libyan assembly: Charter vote set for March

2014-09-11 12:40

Libya's state-news agency says that a referendum on the draft constitution will be held in March, a possible breakthrough for the country in conflict.

Libyan clashes kill 31

2014-09-02 12:57

Fierce clashes in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militiamen and rival forces loya to a renegade general have killed 31 fighters on both sides, a security official says.

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

2014-09-01 12:40

An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the US embassy and its residential compound, a commander says.

Troubled Libya faces duelling governments

2014-08-26 07:58

Libya's past, Islamist-dominated parliament has reconvened and voted to disband the country’s current interim government.

Libya gets new chief of staff to tackle militia threat

2014-08-25 14:01

Parliament in Libya has named a new military chief of staff tasked with tackling armed militia that control vast areas of the violence-plagued North African nation.

Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution

2014-08-22 16:04

An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty says highlights the country’s descent into lawlessness.

Rockets fly into affluent Tripoli district

2014-08-19 19:53

Libyan militias have fired rockets into an affluent district of Tripoli, moving a battle with a rival faction closer to the capital after fighters on one side came under air attack.

At least 449 Filipinos evacuated from Libya

2014-08-14 16:15

A Philippine-chartered ship has evacuated 449 Filipinos and a small number of other foreigners from Libya, the foreign department says, due to the deteriorating security situation in the north African country.

Libya congress calls for UN-backed ceasefire

2014-08-07 11:26

Libya's house of representatives has called for an immediate ceasefire under UN supervision to end three weeks of clashes among rival factions that have killed more than 200 people.

6 000 Libyans flee into Tunisia everyday

2014-07-31 10:38

Up to 6 000 people a day are leaving Libya and moving into neighbouring Tunisia, the Tunisian foreign minister says, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war.

Clashes between Libyan army, Islamists kill 16

2014-07-22 07:46

Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, have been killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, sources say.

Fresh fighting near Libya main airport

2014-07-18 17:07

Fighting between powerful militia battling for control of Tripoli’s airport has broken out again, just hours after they had agreed a truce, witnesses say.

Libya's Misrata airport closes after Tripoli battle

2014-07-14 15:08

Libya has suspended all flights to and from Misrata airport in the west, a day after deadly clashes closed the country’s main international airport in Tripoli.

Fraud: Libya scraps vote results in 24 polling stations

2014-07-07 07:50

Libya’s electoral commission has announced it is scrapping the results from 24 polling stations due to fraud in a parliamentary election contested at 1 600 stations in June.

Libya to move new parliament to Benghazi

2014-06-27 07:48

Libya’s new parliament is set to move to eastern port city of Benghazi to help implant state institutions in a region where law and order has largely collapsed, officials say.

Deadly attacks, low turnout mar Libya polls

2014-06-26 10:08

A deadly attack on troops, the killing of a rights activist and low turnout have marred a parliamentary election Libyan authorities hoped would end the political turmoil in that country.

Nabbed Libyan militant lived openly in Benghazi

2014-06-18 08:05

The militant suspected in the deadly 11 September 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi was not a difficult man to find as he lived openly and freely in the restive Libyan city, a report says.

5 Libyan cops injured in suicide bombing

2014-06-12 09:07

A car bomb has exploded at a police station in Libya’s second city Benghazi, leaving the suicide bomber dead and five police officers injured, security officials say.

Libya: Toll in Benghazi clashes hits 16

2014-06-02 14:31

The death toll from fierce fighting between Islamists and a rogue Libyan general has risen to 16, triggering fears of an all-out war as hospitals urged citizens to donate blood.

Rival cabinets meet in Libya political chaos

2014-05-30 07:35

Libya's contested new cabinet has convened for the first time, defying the outgoing administration, which refuses to hand over power and held its own session.

 

75 killed in 5 days of fighting in Benghazi

2014-10-20 08:15

Nine people have been killed in new violence in Benghazi where pro-=government forces have launched an offensive against Islamist militia, raising the toll to 75 dead in five days, medics say.

Dozens of troops killed in Benghazi attacks, clashes

2014-10-03 13:28

Dozens of soldiers have been killed and more than 70 wounded in car bomb attacks and clashes between troops and Islamists around Benghazi airport, a spokesperson says.

Egypt offers military training to Libya, cites ISIS threat

2014-10-01 14:28

Egypt has offered to train pro-government forces battling rival armed groups in Libya, stepping up efforts to eradicate what it says is a threat to its own stability from the anarchy engulfing its neighbour.

Foreign ministers urge immediate Libya ceasefire

2014-09-23 12:43

Foreign ministers from 13 countries plus the EU and UN have called for an immediate truce in Libya and backed moves to try end a bitter power struggle between rival governments.

Libya army chief calls for jihad

2014-09-18 14:27

Libyan army chief General Abdel-Razzaq al-Nazouri has called for "jihad" against "outlaws" amid clashes between Islamist militias and their rivals, including some army units.

Islamists' ammunitions sites get bombed in Libya

2014-09-04 19:31

Government forces and helicopters belonging to a Libyan renegade general have bombed ammunition sites of suspected Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Libya chaos deepens

2014-09-01 15:41

Libya’s toothless outgoing government has admitted from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militia.

UN envoy opposes foreign intervention in Libya

2014-08-26 17:47

The newly appointed UN envoy to Libya says he doesn’t believe foreign intervention of any kind can halt the north African country’s turmoil as political divisions and infighting push it deeper into chaos.

220 migrants die in 3 shipwrecks off Libya, Italy

2014-08-25 14:44

More than 220 migrants have been reported dead following three shipwrecks at the weekend off the coast of Libya and Italy.

Airstrikes in Libya's capital kill 15

2014-08-23 12:00

A senior Islamist militia leader says two airstrikes targeting its positions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, have killed 15 fighters and wounded 20.

Heavy fighting erupts in Libya's Benghazi, 5 dead

2014-08-21 08:02

Clashes between irregular forces of a renegade general and Islamists have erupted in Libya’s eastern Benghazi city, killings at least five people, medical and military sources say.

Unidentified war planes, explosions heard in Tripoli

2014-08-18 08:09

Unidentified war planes are flying over the Libyan capital Tripoli and explosions are being heard, residents say, adding the cause is unclear.

Heavy shelling resumes in Tripoli

2014-08-10 20:41

Heavy shelling has resumed in Tripoli after three days of relative calm following more than a month of street fighting between factions battling for control of the city's airport.

Libyan lawmakers elect judge as new speaker

2014-08-05 11:42

Libyan lawmakers, gathered far from the country's chaos and warring militias, have elected a judge as the new parliament speaker.

Fuel tanks hit in clashes near Libyan airport

2014-07-23 15:00

Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli have been hit in clashes between rival Libyan militia, igniting a huge blaze near the international airport.

Death toll 47 in battle for Libya airport

2014-07-21 05:55

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

Libya weighs international help after deadly clashes

2014-07-15 08:31

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

Heavy fighting breaks out near Tripoli airport

2014-07-13 15:20

Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport, killing at least three people and forcing a halt of all flights.

2 Tunisian ex-hostages return home from Libya

2014-06-30 07:42

A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer who were abducted in Libya have returned to Tunisia on a military plane after being freed by their unknown captors.

Rights activist gunned down in Benghazi

2014-06-26 11:57

A human rights activist has been shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan town of Benghazi, hospital and security sources say.

Libyans vote in crucial election

2014-06-25 10:57

Libyans are voting in general elections seen as crucial for the future of a country hit by months of political chaos and growing unrest.

Suicide bomber hits rouge Libyan general's forces

2014-06-12 14:31

A suicide car bomber in Libya has targeted a checkpoint manned by troops loyal to a rogue general outside the eastern city of Benghazi, wounding three people, a security official says.

Libyan court rules against appointment of new PM

2014-06-09 11:04

A Libyan high court has ruled that the appointment by the Islamist-led parliament of Ahmed Maiteg as prime minister is unconstitutional.

Dismay in Tripoli as 'liberators' vie for power

2014-05-30 13:37

Residents of the Libyan capital complain the armed groups they hailed as liberators for toppling Muammar Gaddafi have become their oppressors.

US citizens urged to leave Libya

2014-05-28 09:21

The US has recommended that Americans leave Libya immediately and warned US citizens against any travel to the North African country.

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