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  • Premature to call Gadhafi's fall a policy vindication

    The mob that could not contain itself or wait to put Moammar Gadhafi on trial — that instead presided over his bloody end — is cut from the same cloth as their former dictator. They cannot possibly preside over Libya's affairs gently or...
  • Rival second Libyan assembly chooses own PM as chaos spreads

    Rival second Libyan assembly chooses own PM as chaos spreads
    BENGHAZI Libya/CAIRO (Reuters) - The Libyan parliament that was replaced in an election in June reconvened on Monday and chose an Islamist-backed deputy as the new prime minister, leaving the chaotic country with two rival leaders and assemblies, each...
  • Egypt, UAE carried out Tripoli air strikes: U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were responsible for carrying out two series of air strikes in the past week on armed Islamist factions in Tripoli, Libya, U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials said the two Arab...
  • Islamist militias seize main Libya airport as conflict deepens

    Islamist militias seize main Libya airport as conflict deepens
    Libya's main international airport has been captured by Islamist militants, the fighters and local news networks reported, as the country continued its descent into sectarian conflict and chaos. The Islamist groups, led by a militia from the western...
  • Tunisia, Egypt halt Libya flights over security fears

    TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport halted most flights to and from Libya on Thursday for security reasons, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups...
  • Libyan forces loyal to renegade general claim Tripoli air strikes: officer

    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar are responsible for air strikes in the capital Tripoli, one of his senior officers told Reuters on Monday. Tripoli residents reported jets flying over the city after...
  • U.N. chief Ban names Spanish diplomat as new Libya envoy

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday named Spanish diplomat Bernardino Leon as the world body's special envoy to Libya, which is experiencing the worst fighting between armed factions since the 2011 fall of Muammar...
  • US evacuates embassy in Libya

    WASHINGTON With Libya its most violent since its 2011 uprising, the United States drove its embassy staff and military personnel Saturday to neighboring Tunisia with U.S. military escorts flying overhead. The embassy staff will leave Tunisia and work...
  • Libya's parliament ducks fighting to meet in eastern city of Tobruk

    Libya's parliament ducks fighting to meet in eastern city of Tobruk
    Libya's newly elected parliament gathered for the first time Saturday, choosing the relatively peaceful eastern city of Tobruk to avoid the deteriorating security situation in the capital, Tripoli. The emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in the...
  • Tunisia closes border with Libya as unrest continues

    Tunisia closes border with Libya as unrest continues
    Tunisian authorities temporarily closed the country's border with Libya on Friday, stranding thousands of Egyptians eager to escape the expanding violence in Libya, Tunisia's state news agency reported. Libyan border security forces opened fire when a...
  • In Libya, Islamist rebels claim control of Benghazi

    In Libya, Islamist rebels claim control of Benghazi
    Islamist militias said they had taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, on Thursday, declaring it "an Islamic emirate." The announcement comes a day after the militant group Ansar al Sharia defeated government troops fighting alongside...
  • Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says

    Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says
    A rogue former army general in Libya survived an assassination attempt Wednesday as fighting and tension continued to escalate between his forces and Islamist militias loyal to the ruling General National Congress. The Libyan state news agency, LANA,...