March 19, 2011 - French fighter jets begin enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya.
March 19, 2011 - The U.S. launches more than 100 Tomahawk missiles at targets in Libya in Operation Odyssey Dawn.
May 16, 2011 - The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, requests arrest warrants for Gadhafi, his son Saif and his brother-in-law, saying the court has evidence that the three committed crimes against humanity during the Libyan civil war.
August 24, 2011 - The National Transitional Council (NTC), the rebels political movement, claims rebels now control 90% of the country and plan to move ministries from its base of Benghazi in the east to Tripoli. The NTC will have the primary responsibility for the restoration of law and order when the conflict is over.
October 20, 2011 - Gadhafi dies of a gunshot wound to the head after being captured by rebel forces in his hometown of Sirte, Libya.
October 23, 2011 - Libya's interim leaders declare the nation's freedom in Benghazi, where uprisings against Gadhafi's regime began in February.
October 27, 2011 - The Security Council votes unanimously to end military operations in Libya. The adopted resolution effectively cancels the NATO mission in Libya as of October 31, 2011.
October 30, 2011 - It is announced that two sites containing chemical weapons have been found in Libya. Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril says the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been notified.
October 31, 2011 - The NTC elects Abdurrahim El-Keib, an electrical engineering professor, as the acting prime minister.
November 19, 2011 - Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, Moammar Gadhafi's son, is captured after a firefight in southern Libya.
November 23, 2011 - Acting Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib names 25 people to the Transitional Executive Board, Libya's new cabinet.
December 16, 2011 - The Security Council lifts sanctions on the Central Bank of Libya and the Libyan Foreign Bank.
May 20, 2012 - Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi dies in Libya at 60 years old, the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
June 5, 2012 - A device explodes outside of the U.S. mission in the city of Benghazi. No injuries were reported. The cause is alleged to be retaliation for the death of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a top Al Qaeda leader.
July 7-8, 2012 - Elections are held for the 200-seat national assembly; there are more than 3,500 candidates, as these are the first elections in Libya in 42 years. The winners are expected to be announced within a week.
July 13, 2012 - The National Forces Alliance, a coalition of 58 political parties, leads in 12 of 15 districts counted.
July 17, 2012 - Results show the National Forces Alliance win the most seats in the 200-seat election, 39; the Justice and Construction party, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate came in second with 17 seats.
August 8, 2012 - Libya's NTC hands over power to the General National Congress.
September 11, 2012 - U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three American diplomatic staffers are killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The cause is alleged to be an anti-Islam video produced by an Israeli-American but American officials believe it could have been a planned attack. Chief suspect is the pro-al Qaeda group the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades.
September 12, 2012 - The General National Congress names Mustafa Abushagur prime minister-elect and gives him approximately three and a half weeks to form a crisis government proposal.
October 7, 2012 - Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur is voted out of office with a "no confidence" 125 to 44 vote against his proposed cabinet.
October 14, 2012 - Ali Zeidan is elected as the country's new prime minister.
October 20, 2012 - Official sources report fighting in the former Gadhafi stronghold of Bani Walid where government forces, at least 200, are wounded and 14 government and pro-government militia members are killed. Among those killed is Khamis Gadhafi, 29, the youngest son of the former leader.