Libya's National Transitional Council handed over power Wednesday to the General National Congress, the national assembly formed by last month's elections.
After four decades of dictatorship, Libyans get their first taste of democracy.
After Libyans cast ballots in a ground-breaking parliamentary election, officials Sunday turned to the next step in determining the country's political future: counting the votes.
CNN's Jomana Karadsheh says even as Libya's polls open, many people don't know who to vote for.
In an act of severance with the legacy of Moammar Gadhafi, Libyans went to the polls Saturday to elect a national assembly.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the eastern city of Benghazi Monday night and vowed to remain in the city's Liberation, or Tahrir, Square until this weekend's national elections, the official Libyan Arab News Agency (LANA) reported.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the trial starting for Moammar Gadhafi's spy chief in Libya.
Two bodyguards in a convoy that was transporting Britain's ambassador were wounded when it came under attack Monday in the eastern Libya city of Benghazi, a British Foreign Office spokesman in London told CNN.
The United States diplomatic office in the Libyan city of Benghazi was attacked Tuesday night, the embassy in the capital Tripoli said Wednesday.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the U.S. drone strike that killed al Qaeda's number 2 leader, Abu Yahya al-Libi.
Leaders of oil-rich eastern Libya declared it Tuesday to be a semi-autonomous region and voted for a 79-year-old former military man to lead it.
Two World War II-era cemeteries that were vandalized over the weekend by armed men in Benghazi will be restored, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission said in a posting on its website.
Britain urged Libya's new leadership Sunday to investigate the desecration of more than 200 Commonwealth war graves in Benghazi, acts filmed and posted on YouTube that left World War II-era headstones broken and disfigured.
ITN/ITV News' John Ray reports near the Syrian town of Zabadani, which has been re-taken by Syrian forces.
Staunch anti-government ferment is making its way across turbulent Syria, as pockets of resistance have popped up in towns, villages and neighborhoods nationwide over the last 11 months.
The looting of a large collection of priceless coins, statues and jewelry from a bank vault during Libya's recent civil war has highlighted the risk of looting during times of conflict.
When Libya's National Transitional Council set up shop in the capital, Tripoli, it found the cupboard was bare.
The skies over the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, controlled by NATO for months, reverted to Libyan authority Thursday, a sign of progress in rebuilding the nation after four decades of Moammar Gadhafi's rule.
Walking along the tree-lined gravel track towards one of the Roman Empire's greatest architectural legacies, little can prepare you for what you are about to experience.
Libyan revolutionaries struggle to dislodge Gadhafi loyalists in Sirte. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Mutassim Gadhafi, a son of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, was reported captured Wednesday after a four-hour firefight in Sirte, said Abdallah Naker, the head of the Tripoli Revolutionary Council, who cited field commanders in Sirte as his sources.
Before the start of Libya's civil war, you could count the number of newspapers in the country on one hand and all were heavily controlled by the government. Now there are 120 independent newspapers in the city of Benghazi alone, according to local journalists.
Before Moammar Gadhafi, there were the Phoenicians. And the Greeks. The Romans. The first Arabs. They're a reminder that no civilization -- and no leader -- is forever.
Hussein Shafei prepared Saturday for a journey back to a place of darkness in Libya.
CNN's Michael Holmes takes a look at some video that is purported to show political prisoners freed from jail.
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.
Six months and more than 17,000 air sorties after it began, NATO's Operation Unified Protector in the skies over Libya grinds on.
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 commander of Libya's rebel army was killed in Benghazi along with two senior officers on Thursday, rebel leaders announced just hours after claiming big successes on the battlefield.
Gen. Abdul Fatah Younis, the commander of Libyan rebel forces fighting to oust longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi, was assassinated in Benghazi on Thursday, rebel leaders said.
The Libyan government says UK actions against their diplomats are illegal and irresponsible. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Britain's decision to expel Moammar Gadhafi's diplomats from London ensures that the bloody test of wills in Libya will grind on for weeks, if not months to come.
Germany announced Sunday it has agreed to lend 100 million euros ($144 million) to the rebels in Libya for "civilian and humanitarian purposes" despite staying out of NATO's bombing campaign against Libyan government forces.
As NATO airstrikes continue to pound pro-government facilities in Libya, Human Rights Watch charged Sunday that Libyan rebels are arbitrarily detaining dozens of civilians suspected of loyalty to ruler Moammar Gadhafim, holding them without trial or due process.
Mayar Nabbous has entered the world, more than two months after her father -- an engineer-turned-advocate journalist -- left it, after being killed by a sniper in the rebel-held city of Benghazi.
Top British officials paid a visit Saturday to leaders of Libya's opposition government, the beneficiary of the first NATO helicopter attacks on ruler Moammar Gadhafi' military vehicles, equipment and forces.
Eman al-Obeidy, who grabbed the world's attention this spring when she accused Moammar Gadhafi's security forces of gang raping her, has been forced back to Libya, which she had fled in fear.
At least four explosions rocked the Libyan rebel-held town of Zintan on Sunday, as the foreign policy chief of the European Union arrived in the war-torn nation and a former U.S. congresswoman criticized American policy on Libyan state television.
Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi unleash their biggest attack against a rebel stronghold in Libya's western mountains.
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.
A ship arrived Thursday night in Benghazi from Misrata carrying at least 108 refugees, including 25 with war wounds, according to a spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Twenty-eight-year-old Bashir says he used to have an idyllic life: A well-paid job as a software developer, good friends and comfortable surroundings in Canada.
CNN's Sara Sidner has exclusive access to a group of Libyan ex-pats who left family and jobs to train to fight Gadhafi.
Inside the Intensive Care Unit at Benghazi Medical Center the injuries to the patients are horrendous. One patient has suffered a paralyzing bullet to the head, another is missing a left leg, has a broken right leg and is on a respirator, yet another has burns to his face and is barely conscious.
Wide-eyed youth watch as their commanders give step-by-step instruction on how to handle weapons -- most of the arms are twice as old as the young men who will use them.
CNN's Sara Sidner reports on Libya's main rebel military training camp and their new recruits.
Two months ago, Massoud Ojeli was in college, studying English -- but now, he works at a secret makeshift weapons factory in Libya, welding together spare parts to make arms for the country's opposition forces.
Libyan opposition leaders received a major morale boost Friday as a top U.S. senator made a surprise visit to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi and urged greater American involvement in the bloody campaign to oust longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi.
An exiled Libyan dissident recently returned to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi after 30 years to fight on the opposition side.
Large explosions and the sound of jets over Tripoli Thursday night indicated NATO has likely increased the intensity of its air strikes on Moammar Gadhafi's key command and control military sites.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports hearing NATO airstrikes from the outskirts of Tripoli.
The ship carrying the bodies of a U.S. and a British journalist killed Wednesday in Misrata reached port Thursday night in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.
For all the talk in diplomatic circles this week of finding peace for Libya, one thing remained clear Saturday: The war is raging unabated in Misrata.
A battle raged in a strategically located Libyan city Saturday as state television showed a fist-pumping Moammar Gadhafi visiting a school, his first public appearance in days.
There is an ongoing battle for control of a town near the Libyan capital. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
A rebel witness says pro-Gadhafi forces are shelling Misrata and telling people to "run for their lives."
Atef 'Abd al-Qader Al-Atrash is a 32-year-old Libyan blogger, government critic, and a father of two young children. He has not been seen since a February 18 gathering near Benghazi.
CNN's Arwa Damon visits Libyan families displaced by their country's civil war.
Outside the Libyan city of Ajdabiya, tents have sprouted in the rolling desert, where the sands blow and farmers grow figs and grapes.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's momentum has stopped and rebels have been able to hold onto areas that government forces had been poised to capture just a few days ago, a U.S. official said Monday.
The coalition is concluding its second day of air operations. The no-fly zone is established.
An international military coalition including France, the United States and Great Britain attacked Libyan air-defense and other military targets Saturday night in an operation that eventually will include enforcing a no-fly zone.
CNN's Don Lemon breaks down the timeline of events leading up to air strikes in Libya.
Heartened by allied attacks that turned a Libyan military convoy into a hulking ruin, anti-Gadhafi forces remained wary in their stronghold as night fell Sunday.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports fighter jets struck a Libyan army convoy as it tried to advance on Benghazi.
A U.S.-led military mission in Libya has effectively imposed a no-fly zone and blasted some of Moammar Gadhafi's ground forces outside the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said Sunday.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports that an attack of Benghazi, Libya, appears to be underway.
The U.S. military launched its first airstrikes on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses Saturday, a Pentagon official said.
A fighter jet was shot down and burst into flames Saturday in the area of Benghazi, Libya. Explosions could also be heard in the city, which has been a stronghold for rebels opposing Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. It was not immediately clear who the fighter jet belonged to.
A Libyan opposition member tells CNN fighting continues in Misrata as the government announced a cease-fire.
Jubilant Libyan rebels in Benghazi erupted with fireworks and gunfire after the U.N. Security Council voted Thursday evening to impose a no-fly zone and permit "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.
CNN's Nic Robertson says Gadhafi's deputy foreign minister "strangely" welcomed U.N. approval of a no-fly zone in Libya.
The key Libyan city of Ajdabiya, the last major point between pro-government forces and the opposition stronghold of Benghazi, was slipping from the opposition's hands Tuesday, witnesses reported.
Rebels appeared Monday to have slowed the eastward advance of Libyan government forces toward Benghazi at the town of al-Brega.
An Al-Jazeera cameraman was killed in an apparent ambush near Benghazi, Libya, becoming the first journalist killed in the country since the start of the civil war, the network reported Saturday.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports from the Tunisian border as refugees flee the violence in Libya.
A Libyan military aircraft crashed Wednesday after the crew refused to bomb Libya's second largest city, Benghazi.
Even as Moammar Gadhafi called on the military to crack down on anti-government protesters, reports emerged Wednesday that the Libyan leader was facing growing international and domestic opposition, including from his own military.
Leading his children through the crowd, a Libyan man walks past armored vehicles and tanks perched in front of Benghazi's courthouse. He proudly presses on, wanting to show his children a new day.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports from the Libya-Tunisia border on refugees fleeing the violence in Libya.
Hours after Libya's former interior minister said he resigned to support anti-government protesters, the Libyan government said he had been kidnapped.
Nic Robertson reports that Libya's Interior Minister resigned and joined forces with those opposed to Moammar Gadhafi.
A Libyan military aircraft crashed Wednesday southwest of Benghazi after the crew refused to follow orders to bomb the city, Libya's Quryna newspaper reported.
While state TV bounced between scenes of serene concert footage and orderly rallies in support of leader Moammar Gadhafi, eyewitnesses describe a far different, far more chaotic Libya -- one with arms-toting mercenaries, demonstrators ramming stolen tanks into a military base and masked men firing guns and blasting pro-government tunes from their sport utility vehicles.
A protester tells CNN what he is seeing on the streets of Libya.
Libya braced itself Monday for a seventh day of protests that have been fueled by high unemployment and dissatisfaction with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's government. Here is a look back at the unrest so far:
The son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi early Monday proposed the speedy implementation of significant democratic reforms in the traditionally restrictive country, while warning of a chaotic civil war, return to colonialism and mass poverty if citizens sided with anti-government demonstrators.
Pro-democracy movements that have swept across the Middle East and North Africa began to reach Libya in January, when demonstrators broke into a housing project the government was building and occupied it.
Moammar Gadhafi's first grab at power occurred 42 years ago in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, when he led a crew of fellow military officers in taking over key government institutions on his way to usurping the nation's monarchy.
A Libyan man explains why there is so much tension and unrest there.
Libyans opposed to longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi vowed to hit the streets again Sunday, saying a violent crackdown by security forces since demonstrations began last week has energized their ranks.
CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports on the anti-government protests turning bloodier in Libya.
Defiant after four decades under Moammar Gadhafi's hard-line rule, thousands of Libyans voiced their discontent in the eastern city of Benghazi, where witnesses reported bloody clashes with soldiers firing tear gas and bullets.
At least 20 people were killed and 200 more were injured Friday in the northern Mediterranean city of Benghazi, Libya's second-largest, said a medical source in Benghazi who was not identified for security reasons.
A Libyan protester says that despite reports of widespread violence, protests near him have been peaceful.
Raucous pro-government demonstrators took to the streets of Libya's capital overnight Thursday, state television reported, hours after at least seven were killed in clashes between security forces and those opposed to the North African nation's longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Libyan police clashed with protesters chanting anti-government slogans and demanding the release of a human rights activist early Wednesday, an independent source in the country told CNN.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy brokers a diplomatic triumph for six Bulgarian medics detained in Libya for the past eight years on murder charges
With the case of imprisoned Bulgarian nurses about to be settled, the West's old enemy is refurbishing his image
Eleven people were killed and an Italian consulate was burned in Libya on Friday night during protests to denounce the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed, sources in Libya said.