France's president says French troops south of Libya are ready to strike extremists crossing the border, but the speaker of Libya's internationally recognized parliament spoke out on Monday against any Western military intervention in his country.
Airstrikes launched by an unknown party targeting Islamist-led militias in Libya`s capital killed six people on Monday, authorities said, as the interim government vowed to investigate the strikes amid raging street battles.
Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya`s capital today, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country`s 2011 civil war.
Libya`s interim Prime Minister challenged the appointment of his Islamist-backed potential successor on Wednesday, setting the stage for an intense power struggle as airstrikes targeted a militia camp in the country`s east.
Libya`s ousted prime minister gave his first interview since he left the country, saying in the televised appearance aired on Saturday that he doesn`t recognize parliament`s dismissal of him and will contest the decision he called invalid.
Three days of fighting between tribes in a restive city in southern Libya killed 31 people, the country`s Health Ministry reported today, as gunmen assassinated the country`s deputy minister of electricity in a separate attack.
A lawyer for a son of Moammar Gadhafi has accused Libyan authorities of showing a "blatant disregard" for the International Criminal Court by announcing they will put Seif al-Islam Gadhafi on trial in August.