A car bomb in Tripoli wounded two French guards at France's embassy in Libya, bringing new violence to the capital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility in the hours after the early morning blast.
Two British journalists detained by a Libyan militia last month and accused of spying have been released and cleared of all charges, an interior ministry official said on Sunday.
Libya plans to create a special force to protect diplomats, government sources said, after a gun attack on an Italian consul exposed the precarious security situation in the North African state.
Libya's coastguard has rescued 89 sub-Saharan African migrants who had been drifting in a boat for five days and had to dump the bodies of five people who died on the journey overboard, the state news agency said.
Libyan government forces said today they believed they had one of Muammar Gaddafi's sons cornered in the centre of the deposed leader's home town, but determined resistance was keeping them at bay.
A gunbattle broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli between 20 to 50 armed supporters of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi and forces of the National Transitional Council (NTC), residents said.
Mauritania arrested Muammar Gaddafi's ex-spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, as he arrived on an overnight flight, officials said, immediately triggering a three-way race for his extradition.
Libyan forces failed to convince Muammar Gaddafi loyalists to give up one of their last strongholds without a fight, raising the prospect of an assault on the town of Bani Walid.
Libya's interim rulers said on Sunday they had found a mass grave containing the bodies of 1,270 inmates killed by Muammar Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at a prison in southern Tripoli.
Muammar Gaddafi's former prime minister said today he believed the deposed leader was still in Libya and would carry on fighting the country's new leaders until the end.
Western forces plan to use attack helicopters in Libya to help break a military stalemate with forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, a French diplomatic source said.
South African President Jacob Zuma flew into Tripoli to try to broker a peace deal with Muammar Gaddafi, just hours after NATO's secretary-general said the Libyan leader's "reign of terror" was coming to an end.
Dwindling supplies of food and medicine are a "time bomb" in parts of Libya controlled by Muammar Gaddafi, with some food stocks likely to last only weeks, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Libya said
The wife and daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi crossed over the border into Tunisia several days ago, a Tunisian security source told.
NATO aircraft sank eight warships belonging to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces in overnight attacks, the alliance said.
NATO's bombing campaign in Libya has crippled the government's ability to attack rebels fighting to topple Muammar Gaddafi and effectively forced the leader into hiding, the alliance said.
Government forces retreated in Libya's coastal city of Misrata after two months of siege, but seized a rebel town in the remote Western Mountains, with no sign yet of Muammar Gaddafi being dislodged from power.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an "immediate, verifiable ceasefire" in Libya where rebels are fighting to end Muammar Gaddafi's 41 years in power. There was no immediate direct response from the rebels or government.
Libyan rebels will meet senior White House officials in Washington, seeking both cash and diplomatic legitimacy in their war to topple Muammar Gaddafi.