Heavy gunfire and explosions were heard in the Libyan capital Tripoli, just hours after leaders of a new UN-backed unity government arrived in the city by sea. Rival militias have so far hindered reconciliation in the conflict-torn country.
With three rival governments and the reluctant host to thousands of migrants making their way to Europe, Libya is in chaos. Will it ever unite for democracy? Taher El-Sonni meets Tim Sebastian on Conflict Zone.
Italy is considering a plan to send its navy into Libyan waters to stop migrants and send them back. Approval for the mission could go before parliament as early as next week.
Libya's internationally recognized parliament has voted no confidence in the fragile UN-backed unity government. The political chaos that has beset Libya since the 2011 overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi looks set to continue.
Troops aligned with Libya's government have fought "Islamic State" (IS) forces to take back control of the port of Sirte. The brigades are part of an operation backed by Libya's UN-recognized administration.
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