Smoke fills the sky over Tripoli after fighting between rival militias. Photograph: EPA/STR

Libya lurched closer to fragmentation and civil war at the weekend after Islamist-led militias seized the airport in the capital, proclaimed their own(...)

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  • August 1, 2014, 07:31

Libya’s civil wars have taken a sharp turn for the worse, with intensified battles in the capital Tripoli for control of the airport and in Benghazi b(...)

Smoke rises over an oil depot, containing six million litres of petrol, hit by a rocket, in Tripoli. Anarchy has swept theNorth African oil producer during two weeks of fighting by rival factions. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fig(...)

Black plumes of smoke rise in the vicinity of Camp Thunderbolt, after clashes between militants, former rebel fighters and government forces in Benghazi. At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilian, where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed over the weekend, medical and security sources said. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and ye(...)

Smoke rises from the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012,  following an attack in which US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Photograph: Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori

The United States has captured the man it suspects was the ringleader of the attack on the country’s consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September 201(...)

US president Barack Obama speaks about Benghazi during a visit to Pittsburgh today. The United States said it had captured a suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Libya. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

An elite American interrogation team will question a suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya followin(...)

In this image made from video provided by the Libyan national army via AP Television, vehicles with heavy artillery of the Tripoli joint security forces move closer to the parliament building after troops of Gen. Khalifa Hifter targeted Islamist lawmakers. Photograph: AP

Libya’s fragile government faced a spreading armed rebellion yesterday when an air force base in the east joined up with a renegade former general who(...)

A spokesman for retired Libyan general Khalifa Haftar said his irregular forces had carried out the assault on the parliament as part of his campaign against Islamist militants. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters.

Heavily armed gunmen stormed into Libya’s parliament today after attacking the building with anti-aircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.The i(...)

“I didn’t say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode,” said Karl Rove. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

If Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the 2016 US presidential election are to be judged on the strength of Republican attacks on her, then the Demo(...)

Men stand next to a car damaged after an explosion outside a Libyan army base in Benghazi today. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters.

At least seven soldiers have been killed by a car bomb at a military base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. The car, which was load(...)