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US moves armed forces closer to Libya as unrest grows

The US has sent more marines and aircraft to Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily after gunmen stormed Libya's Parliament over the weekend.

EU ‘deeply concerned’ after attacks on Libya’s Parliament

​The European Union has expressed concern after armed groups attacked Libya's Parliament in Tripoli and an air base in the east.

Jihadists, Libya army clashes leave dead soldiers

A battle in which at least five soldiers have died has been sparked by clashes between a Jihadist group and Libyan special forces, says the army.

Libya’s PM accuses lawmakers of abduction

Despite rejecting the accusations, Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has laid the blame of his brief kidnapping on two lawmakers.

US interrogators to question suspected Libyan al-Qaeda member

US interrogators have headed to the Mediterranean to question a suspected Libyan al-Qaeda member accused of the bombings of US embassies in Africa.

Britain withdraws embassy staff from Libya as tensions rise

Britain is pulling out some staff from its embassy in Tripoli due to security concerns over recent political unrest, says its foreign office.

Gunmen storm Libya ministries demanding officials quit

Gunmen have demanded the Libyan government's resignation as they have besieged ministries.

Clinton takes responsibility for handling of Libya attack

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken the blame for any shortcomings in the handling of an attack last month on the US mission in Libya.

Hunt on for Libya bombers

The United States has vowed to avenge the consulate attack that killed its ambassador and would work alongside the Libyan government.

Obama condemns ‘outrageous’ killing of US ambassador to Libya

US President Barack Obama has confirmed the deaths of his country's ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other embassy staff members.

Libya: Just another Nato casualty

Seven months on from Muammar Gaddafi's butchering in the ruins of Sirte, the fruits of liberal intervention in Libya are now cruelly clear.

Rebels capture Gaddafi compound in Tripoli

Rebel fighters have captured Muammar Gaddafi's heavily fortified Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli -- but there was no sign of the Libyan leader.

Nato: Civilian deaths weren’t our fault (this time)

The deaths of 15 civilians, including 3 children, were not Nato's responsibility, it said, a day after admitting it had killed civilians in Tripoli.

Officials say bombing not enough to topple Libyan regime

Almost three months into the campaign of air strikes, Nato no longer believes bombing alone will end the conflict in Libya.

Gaddafi’s son pleads for polls as Moscow courts peace

Russia's envoy to Africa says there is no place in Libya's future for Gaddafi, whose son has called for elections to end the riven nation's conflict.

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