CAIRO: Egypt is to host a meeting of foreign ministers of Libya and its neighbors Monday, as Islamist militias openly challenge the legitimacy of parliament after seizing Tripoli's airport.
Almost three years after a NATO-backed revolt ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi, Libya has been roiled by fighting between ex-rebels who have formed militias.
The meeting in Cairo Monday will include the foreign ministers of Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Chad and Niger, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The grouping last met in July when it called for political dialogue and the formation of a council to follow the crisis in Libya.
Fajr Libya, a coalition of Islamist militias, Saturday announced the capture of Tripoli's battered international airport from nationalist militiamen.
The announcement came a day after an unidentified warplane raided Islamist positions around the airport, killing 13 fighters, a Fajr Libya spokesman said.
The Islamists blamed Egypt and the United Arab Emirates for the attack, a charge Cairo denied, and accused them of having acted in collusion with the Libyan parliament.