Bloody clashes erupted Saturday between pro- and anti-Syrian regime fighters in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, the deadliest outburst of violence in recent weeks and further indication that Syria's turmoil is spilling across borders.
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Clashes erupted Tuesday in Libya's capital between militias from Tripoli and Misrata, killing four people, officials said.
The Libyan war may be over, but rivalries rage on among some regional militias, leading to a mutual distrust that poses a challenge to the new leadership.
After emerging from the rubble of Moammar Gadhafi's Baba az' Azia palace late in August, Abdul Hakim Belhaj seized control as the military commander of Tripoli.
Old feuds and divisions are surfacing among armed groups and local military council members of Libya's National Transitional Council, officials told CNN.
Drive west from Tripoli along the Mediterranean coast for an hour an a half, and you'll see it in the distance: the gas flare at the Mellitah Oil & Gas Company's massive processing plant in Zuwarah.
I'm writing this in the dark on a mattress "liberated" from the officers' quarters on the Jaloud Airbase outside the town of Birak Al-Shati, about 370 miles (600 kilometers) south of Tripoli. My concentration is broken by occasional blasts from small arms and old Russian or Chinese-made anti-aircraft guns.
Libya's interim leader promised to build "a state of institutions, a state of law" Monday during his first public address from Tripoli.
Rebel fighters from Misrata close in on pro-Gadhafi city of Sirte. CNN's Phil Black reports.
[Updated 3 p.m. ET, Monday, September 12] The Libyan capital of Tripoli is seen in this photo taken Thursday at sunset.
CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on the stress experienced by zoo animals during the siege of Tripoli.
In a city slashed by war, a tiger fights for life.
The United States is sending the first team of diplomats into the Libyan capital since its embassy was shuttered earlier this year, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said Friday.
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva explains why many migrants from sub-Saharan Africa are being targeted in Libya.
Away from Tripoli, away from the fighting and largely away from any aid, hundreds of immigrants are living in an abandoned harbor.
Ten days ago the vanguard of rebel forces streamed into the Libyan capital. Moammar Gadhafi's forces put up virtually no resistance, and it seemed that the end of Libya's six-month conflict was imminent.
The U.N. envoy on Libya tells CNN's Becky Anderson what he thinks about the rebels' deadline for surrender.
Ships filled with supplies land in Tripoli as Libyan rebels attempt to establish some sense of normality in the capital.
Tripoli's two million residents faced increasingly dire shortages of food and water Tuesday as rebels estimated the number of people killed during the past six months to be at least 50,000.
Tripoli residents rang in the end of Ramadan with celebratory gunfire and fresh signs of economic life early Tuesday, though even rebel claims of the death of one of Moammar Gadhaf's most notorious sons were tempered by continuous fighting and challenges around Libya.
After days of fighting, Libyan rebel forces gained control overnight of a tenacious pocket of resistance near Tripoli's airport.
CNN's Nic Robertson follows rumors and the possible trail of Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, Libya.
Jill Dougherty covers the story of Matthew Van Dyke, a U.S. journalist who spent months in solitary confinement in Libya.
After months of psychological torment by guards loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, when a commotion arose outside the door of his solitary confinement cell in Tripoli's most notorious prison, Matthew VanDyke was sure he was going to be executed.
CNN's Dan Rivers reports on the horrors of war in Tripoli.
Sara Sidner talks to "Piers Morgan Tonight" from Green Square where celebratory gunfire can be seen right behind her.
Even as Moammar Gadhafi's forces appeared in disarray, there was no letup Wednesday in casualties in the war with rebels here.
The businessman son of embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appears to be out of rebel hands and says he wants to negotiate a cease-fire to save Tripoli from "a sea of blood."
As rebels in Libya made dramatic strides in Tripoli, pro-Moammar Gadhafi forces toughed it out Wednesday, striking back in volatile pockets across the city.
The Bab al-Aziziya compound came under fire from pro-Gadhafi forces, a day after rebels seized it.
Special forces troops from Britain, France, Jordan and Qatar on the ground in Libya have stepped up operations in Tripoli and other cities in recent days to help rebel forces as they conducted their final advance on the Gadhafi regime, a NATO official confirmed to CNN Wednesday.
The six-month battle for control of Libya was all but ended, a rebel leader said Tuesday, even though pockets of fighting remained inside and outside of Tripoli.
Libya's rebel leaders claimed Monday they had captured three of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, including Saif al-Islam, who is wanted on war crimes charges by the International Criminal Court. But shortly afterwards, Saif appeared in public in Tripoli, where he spoke to reporters -- raising serious questions about the reliability of the rebels' account of events.
CNN's Colleen McEdwards examines the volatile landscape of Tripoli.
Two of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, who had been reported captured over the weekend, were free early Tuesday as forces loyal to the embattled Libyan leader battled rebels trying to consolidate their hold on Tripoli.
Libya's transition from autocratic to democratic rule will be a delicate one that will not occur overnight, observers told CNN Monday as rebel forces appeared to solidify their hold on Tripoli.
If residents of a chaotic Tripoli were still awake in the early-morning hours Monday, they may have read this:
Up until the last minutes before the rebel offensive on Tripoli began, senior Libyan officials close to Moammar Gadhafi were trying to reach out to the United States in a desperate attempt to stop the "inevitable," a senior State Department official told CNN on Monday.
New CNN video of the road to Tripoli's center as rebels pour into the Libyan city.
As clashes continued in Tripoli Monday, a boat was on its way to the Libyan capital to evacuate foreign nationals stranded there, the International Organization for Migration said.
CNN's Rosemary Church talks to a Tripoli resident about the atmosphere on the streets of the city.
New video arrives from a CNN team in Tripoli's pivotal Green Square, which previously had been the site of pro-Gadhafi rallies.
An amateur league of ill-trained rebel fighters appears to be on the brink of toppling Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule after reportedly capturing two of the leader's sons and infiltrating the Libyan capital.
The conflict in Libya has at times seemed as much a war of words as a war on the ground, with both the Gadhafi government and the rebel forces claiming to hold the upper hand. But could reports of significant rebel advances in recent days signal a decisive shift in momentum to their side, after months of apparent stalemate?
CNN's Ivan Watson shows how journalists are under strict government control, operating out of a Tripoli hotel.
Video appearing on YouTube purportedly shows Libyan rebels releasing prisoners in Surman.
Over the past few days, anti-Gadhafi forces have made "significant advances" -- in the northwest and in the regions of Misrata and al-Brega -- a spokesman for NATO's military operation told reporters Tuesday.
Tripoli suffers from widespread blackouts and fuel shortages as NATO airstrikes continue. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Rebels pushed Thursday northward on three fronts toward the coastal cities of al-Zawiya, Aziziya and Sorman, with their ultimate goal being Tripoli, rebel field commander Adel Al-Zintani told CNN.
The alleys and archways along Rashid Street in central Tripoli were plunged in darkness this weekend, as the Libyan capital struggled to cope with widespread shortages of electricity.
The Libyan government said Sunday it had retaken the key town of Bir al-Ghanam after losing it briefly to rebel forces, but a rebel commander said his forces were holding onto the town.
CNN's Michael Holmes reports on advances by Libyan rebels who have the capital, Tripoli, in their sights.
Last-minute shopping before the start of the Muslim month of Ramadan brought back bustle and commercial activity to the center of a city that is increasingly showing strain from Libya's grinding civil war.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports after 42 years in power, Moammar Gadhafi enjoys support of a new generation of loyalists.
The Libyan government says UK actions against their diplomats are illegal and irresponsible. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
The Libyan government in Tripoli estimates the grinding conflict that has been tearing the country apart for the past five months has cost the national economy some $50 billion.
CNN's Ivan Watson takes a look at the construction projects around Tripoli, Libya that have come to a complete halt.
Fighting between Libyan rebels and government troops raged around the eastern Libyan oil town of Brega throughout the weekend as NATO warplanes launched a sustained pre-dawn raid on Tripoli's eastern suburbs.
The view that journalists get while driving through Tripoli is typically witnessed through the windows of government buses driving along routes selected by government minders that show a pro-government landscape. It's a view the Libyan government wants the rest of the world to see: people united in support for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
CNN's David McKenzie speaks to an opposition activist in Libya who's speaking out against the regime.
Outgunned by Gadhafi's forces, NATO-backed rebels are honing in on the Libyan capital.
Rebels marched toward Tripoli Wednesday, capturing a town southwest of the capital from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces, a rebel fighter told CNN.
At first glance, "Mahmoud" would seem the perfect candidate to be a supporter of Moammar Gadhafi.
Lebanon dispatched troops Friday to quell clashes that arose in the city of Tripoli over the Syrian crisis.
Explosions erupted in Tripoli for a second consecutive night Wednesday into Thursday morning as NATO jets struck a vocational secondary school, a Libyan government official said.
NATO aircraft launched more than a dozen strikes on the Libyan capital early Tuesday, and smoke could be seen rising from the area near Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's Bab-al-Azizia compound in Tripoli.
NATO aircraft targeted warships overnight, striking eight of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's vessels in Tripoli's seaport, the organization said Friday morning. A Libyan government official said the targets included commercial vessels as well as military ones.
Two government buildings were hit in NATO airstrikes in Tripoli, Libya.
The Libyan regime is confining international journalists to a five star hotel in Tripoli called the Rixos.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports hearing NATO airstrikes from the outskirts of Tripoli.
Eman al-Obeidy, the woman who says forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi raped her, is grateful for support she has received, said CNN's Nic Robertson, who met briefly with her Wednesday.
CNN's Nic Robertson says tracer fire can be seen above central Tripoli, where least six explosions were heard on Sunday.
The coalition air effort to halt the Libyan government's attacks on civilians continued into Thursday for a sixth day, with an airstrike in the Tripoli suburb of Tajura, a government official said.
Explosions and anti-aircraft fire thundered in the skies above Tripoli early Sunday, but it was not clear whether they resulted from another round of cruise missile attacks by allies determined to stop Moammar Gadhafi's offensive against Libyan opposition forces.
Nic Robertson reports from Tripoli that the anti-Gadhafi movement seems to be losing momentum.
Four large explosions were heard Wednesday morning in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, with flames visible in at least one location.
Four blasts in Tripoli were apparently different sections of a fuel tank. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
In Libya, the rivals for power appear to be heading towards a stalemate. CNN's Nic Robertson explains what's happening in the capital, Tripoli, why two cities in rebel control could be key to the country's future, and why neither side has the power to dislodge the other completely.
CNN's Nic Robertson receives mixed messages on a government-escorted tour of a town outside Tripoli.
A state department employee describes the scene in Tripoli in the days leading up to her evacuation to Turkey.
Moments after a plane took off from Tripoli on Friday carrying the last American diplomats out of Libya, the White House announced it was suspending its embassy operations and imposing sanctions on the Ghadafi regime.
As clashes in the Libyan capital continued Friday between government security forces and anti-regime protesters, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters unequivocally: "The violence must stop."
I've been in Tripoli for nearly three months; the past three days have felt about that long. We have been stuck on a boat bound for Malta that couldn't leave port because of heavy winds and waves as high as 9 meters.
CNN's Ivan Watson talks to an evacuee from Libya who describes the bittersweet feelings she has after arriving in Malta.
Thousands of people make their way across the Libyan-Egyptian border, as Nima Elbagir reports.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports from the Libya-Tunisia border on refugees fleeing the violence in Libya.
Foreigners are making a run to get out of volatile Libya, with thousands hustling to the Egyptian border and foreign governments scrambling to help their citizens.
Moammar Gadhafi emerged Tuesday morning on state-run television in a 40-second appearance to say that he is not in Venezuela as rumored, but in Tripoli.
Seventy Dutch passengers were among the 103 people killed in Wednesday's plane crash in Libya, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash in Libya, airline officials said Wednesday.
CNN's Anthony Mills reports on a deadly explosion that rocked Lebanon Monday.
A blast targeting a bus carrying Lebanese soldiers went off near an entrance to the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Monday, killing four soldiers, authorities said.
An explosion targeting a bus rocked a business district in central Tripoli Wednesday morning, killing at least 12 people and wounding 50 others, a senior member of Lebanon's internal security forces told CNN.
A bomb ripped through a bus during Wednesday morning rush hour in a northern Lebanese city, killing 18 soldiers and civilians, security officials said
A bomb ripped through a bus carrying civilians and members of the military during morning rush hour in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli
The death of a young man may turn the emotional tide against the Lebanese government
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