Thousands flee Tripoli amid clashes

Fighting rages around Tripoli and an air strike closed its only functioning airport, as Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar defies international calls to halt his advance on the capital.

Lebanese seek to save iconic concrete park from crumbling

Visitors attend a rare exhibition at the site designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in a desperate call to save it from ruin. Behind the sea in Lebanon’s Tripoli, giant curves of concrete stand testimony to dreams before the civil war, etchings of an exhibition park never finished but already cracking.

House hit by rocket in Libya’s capital as UN brokers ceasefire

A house is hit by a rocket on the same day that the UN mission in Libya says it brokered a ceasefire to end a week of clashes in the capital Tripoli that have killed dozens and forced thousands to flee their homes.