Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi reaches 41 years in power; there are less than 24 months left until he is scheduled to become Africa's longest serving ruler, overtaking former Gabonese President Omar Bongo who died in 2009.
Libya's international-recognized government, the Government of National Accord, calls for the United States and the European Union to impose sanctions on individuals and "mercenaries", after its National Oil Corporation stated that Russian mercenaries and other foreign actors had forced their way into the Sharara oilfield.
Delegates from Libya's warring factions sign a U.N.-brokered agreement to form a national unity government. Some of Libya's armed brigades are closely allied with political leaders who oppose this agreement.
United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes an unannounced visit to the Libyan capital Tripoli, aiming to strengthen ties between the United States and the National Transitional Council, which has established itself as Libya's ruling body following the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.
The United States Department of State issues an apology for Department spokesman P.J. Crowley's personal comments, which described Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi's comments on the minaret controversy in Switzerland as "lots of words, not necessarily a lot of sense".