A Benghazi TV  employee inspects damage in the Libyan television station’s studios after an artillery shell landed on its roof earlier this week. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

Heavy fighting between militias with anti-aircraft guns and rocket propelled grenades broke out near the airport of the Libyan capital Tripoli today. (...)

A man walks past near remains of burnt vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces in the northern Iraq city of Mosul. Photograph: Reuters

Violent insurgency in Iraq is the “predictable” result of the West’s failure to intervene in Syria, not of the 2003 invasion to topple Saddam Hussein,(...)

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(...)

Al Saadi Gadafy, the third son of Libyan leader Muammar Gadafy  in a  2005 file photo. Photograph: Tim Wimborne/Files/Reuters

Niger has extradited Muammar Gadafy’s son Saadi, who just arrived in Tripoli and was brought to a prison, the Libyan government said today. (...)

Relatives of some of the seven Egyptian Christians who were shot by militants on a beach in Bengahazi last month are comforted outside the city’s morgue.  Photograph: Reuters

Gunmen killed a French national in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi today, a security official said, the latest slaying of a foreigner in the r(...)

People take part in a protest against the General National Congress (GNC) in Benghazi, Libya earlier this week. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

Ninety-two inmates have escaped from a prison in western Libya due to weak security, a local official said. Hassan bin Sophia, spokesman (...)

Libya’s prime minister Ali Zeidan speaks during a news conference in Tripoli today. Mr Zeidan appealed for Libyans to avoid violence in settling a standoff over their interim parliament. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters.

Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan has appealed for Libyans to avoid violence in settling a standoff over their interim parliament, whose mandate was du(...)

A 2006 photograph of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the assault rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm in the world, who died today aged 94. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Files/Reuters.

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the assault rifle that has killed more people than any other firearm in the world, has died today aged 94.Kalshni(...)

People gather to inspect a destroyed shrine at Murad Agha mosque which was bombed earlier this week in Tripoli’s Tajura neighborhood. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

More than 40 people were killed yesterday in an explosion at an army depot in southern Libya after locals had tried to steal ammunition.Four soldiers (...)