Libyan Parliament Opens Amid Violence

The newly elected parliament held its first official session in the city of Tobruk, amid growing violence in Tripoli and the eastern part of the country.


  • Libya:  Ceasefire Call As Parliament Opens

    UN News Service, 4 August 2014

    The Libyan parliament convened for the first time today, a move welcomed by the United Nations mission assisting the country which said it hopes that the politicians can lead the ... read more »

Weeks of violence in Benghazi and the capital Tripoli have forced many foreign diplomats to leave the country.

  • Libya:  New Parliament Opens Amid Growing Violence

    Deutsche Welle, 4 August 2014

    Newly elected Libyan parliament has held its first official session in the city of Tobruk as militias continue to fight over the north African country's oil-rich towns. The meeting ... read more »

  • Libya:  Fresh Tripoli Airport Battles Claim 22

    Voice of America, 3 August 2014

    Libya says 22 people were killed in a day of fighting in Tripoli between rival militias vying to take control of the capital's international airport. read more »

  • Libya:  Temporary Closure of the Swiss Embassy in Libya

    PR Newswire, 31 July 2014

    The Embassy of Switzerland, in Tripoli, Libya, has been closed temporarily for reasons of security, effective 31 July 2014. All Swiss staff, including the army detachment deployed ... read more »

  • Libya:  Unfolding Events in Libya, Fallouts Examined

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 30 July 2014

    The national committee tasked with monitoring the situation in Libya met on Wednesday, under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi. read more »

  • Africa:  Libya Is Fast Following Somalia's Road to Ruin

    African Arguments, 30 July 2014

    With Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq dominating the news, nobody is paying much attention to the violence in Tripoli that is swiftly tipping Libya over the edge. The UN and US have ... read more »