Post-Gaddafi, competing factions of armed militias make a joke of the idea of Libya as a united or stable country. It is anything but.
The Foreign Office urged British nationals to leave Benghazi in Libya "in response to a specific, imminent threat to westerners".
At least 11 were killed and 60 wounded as demonstrators staged a 'rescue Benghazi' protest aimed at driving militants out of their city.
An American chemistry teacher who worked at an international school in the Libyan city of Benghazi was shot dead, medical and security sources said.
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the killing.
Adel al Mansouri, director at the school in Benghazi, said: "He was doing his morning exercise when gunmen just shot him. I don't know why. He was so sweet with everyone.
Kidnappers have freed Libya's deputy intelligence chief a day after he was abducted from Tripoli's international airport, a senior parliamentary security committee official has said.
Mustafa Noah, head of the agency's espionage unit, was bundled into a car on Sunday as he left the airport, security sources said. He had no bodyguards with him at the time.
Thirteen people were killed and more than 100 wounded in Tripoli today when militiamen opened fire on protesters calling for them to leave the Libyan capital, Reuters has reported citing Libyan state TV.
Libyan police and armed local residents battled to control the militiamen in an area on the road to Tripoli's international airport.
Many protesters were reportedly taken to hospital with gunshot wounds, while others continued marching on the militia brigade's headquarters.
Libya is struggling to contain scores of rival militia gangs and former fighters who refuse to disarm, with the country's nascent armed forces still in training and not able to challenge the heavily armed militias.
At least one person has been killed and 12 wounded in Tripoli fighting as heavily armed militia group al-Nassour attacked a rival militia in revenge for the death of their commander this week, Reuters reported, citing medical sources.
Anti-aircraft gunfire and grenade blasts erupted across the capital in Tripoli's second spate of fighting among militia groups this week.
An alleged senior al-Qaeda figure who has been transferred to the United States after interrogation on a US Navy ship is expected to appear in court in New York on Tuesday.
Libyan Nazih al-Ragye, also known as Anas al-Libi, was handed over to US civilian officials over the weekend and is in the New York area, US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement.
– Preet Bharara
Anas Al Libi was transferred to law enforcement custody this weekend and was brought directly to the Southern District of New York where he has been under indictment for more than a decade.
The government expects that he will be presented before a judicial officer tomorrow.
Top al-Qaeda suspect Anas al-Libi has arrived in the US to face charges, a US official told Reuters.
He was captured by US forces in a raid in the Libyan city of Tripoli on October 5th and is accused of plotting to bomb US, British, French and Israeli targets in Nairobi as well as helping to mastermind 1998 attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan spoke at a Cabinet meeting aired live on Libyan TV, following his release from captivity after gunmen abducted him at dawn.
He thanked those who helped free him and said: "We hope this matter will be treated with wisdom and rationality, far from tension."
The White House has condemned the kidnapping of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and is pleased that he has been released, a spokesman said.
White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, "The United States supports Libya's efforts to fulfill the aspirations of the 2011 revolution for a democratic, secure and prosperous Libya, and the people of Libya deserve a democracy based on the rule of law and respect for human rights."
Libyan gunmen seized the prime minister in a luxury hotel where he lives earlier today and held him for several hours before releasing him.
The Prime Minister has tweeted that he has spoken to his Libyan counterpart Ali Zeidan, who was the victim of a reported kidnapping earlier:
PM: Just spoken to PM Zeidan to offer our support for his efforts to build a stable, free and prosperous Libya http://t.co/EbRKQ3dQdi
– The Prime Minister's spokesman
They talked about how the UK would continue to support the Libyan government and the Libyan people during this challenging transition, including support in helping them overcome the security challenges that they face and that are so important in overcoming in order to achieve a stable, free, peaceful and prosperous Libya.