News Libyans carry the coffin of a person killed in Friday's demonstration during a funeral procession for the dead in Tripoli on Saturday

Fighting comes day after attack on protesters left over 40 dead in Libyan capital

Libyan doctor claims Nato air strike 'killed 12 rebels'

A Nato airstrike has killed 12 rebels in the besieged city of Misrata in the latest friendly fire incident in Libya's chaotic battlefield, a doctor in the city said Thursday.

Nato jets hit Gaddafi's compound as shells rain down on Misrata

At least two Nato bombs struck the beleaguered Libyan leader's compound in central Tripoli yesterday as the Western military alliance ramped up its campaign against the embattled Gaddafi regime.

Retreating Gaddafi forces persist with rocket attacks on Misrata

A day after glimpsing victory in Misrata, Libyan rebels came under a renewed barrage of heavy shelling from retreating government forces.

Tribal leaders to negotiate Misrata exit for rebels

Libyan tribal leaders are trying to get rebels in the city of Misrata to lay down their arms within 48 hours, a government official said early on Sunday, after a day of fierce clashes between opposition fighters and Moammar Gaddafi's forces.

Rebels claim victory in Misrata after Gaddafi troops pull back

Government troops retreated to the outskirts of Misrata under rebel fire yesterday and the opposition claimed victory after officials in Tripoli decided to pull back forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi following nearly two months of laying siege to the western city.

Libyan soldiers say army retreating from Misrata

A group of wounded Libyan soldiers captured by rebels in Misrata said today they had come under fierce attack from insurgents as the army tried to retreat from the besieged coastal city.

Gaddafi regime 'to use tribes in Misrata battle'

A senior Libyan government official said the Libyan army will pull out of the besieged, rebel-held city of Misrata and be replaced by armed tribesmen.

Letter from the editor: Accentuating the positive

I hope you can see from our front page today that we’ve caught the holiday mood and, unusually for a newspaper in these days of strife, war and disaster, we’re accentuating the positive.

Libya rebels 'take border post'

A Libyan rebel leader claims that opposition forces have taken control of a post on the Tunisian border near a former rebel-held town.

Award-winning British photo-journalist killed in Libya's crossfire

Celebrated for his war images and Oscar-nominated for 'Restrepo', Tim Hetherington is first Western journalist to die in the conflict

Aid workers struggle to stem Misrata's misery

British medics and aid workers are part of a major operation trying to stem the human misery in Misrata, with two more ships carrying vital supplies due to dock today.

Video: Injured flee Misrata

In Libya, the injured and displaced flee Misrata to Benghazi on a ship part of an international rescue mission.

Britain to fund evacuation of refugees from besieged Misrata

After rescue workers were forced to turn desperate refugees away from ships in rebel-held Misrata, the British government has stepped in to fund the evacuation of another 5,000 people from the besieged Libyan city.

UK to aid Libya evacuations

The Government will help 5,000 people escape the besieged rebel-held town of Misrata and provide vital medical supplies to those caught up in violence across western Libya, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced today.

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