February 26, 2011 - Former Justice Minister Mustafa Mohamed Abud al Jeleil announces the formation of an interim government to lead the eastern regions under opposition control.
February 28, 2011 - The European Union votes to impose sanctions against Libya, including freezing Gadhafi's assets and imposing an arms embargo.
February 28, 2001 - In an interview with Christiane Amanpour, Gadhafi states that his countrymen love him and would die to protect him.
February 28, 2011 - The prime minister of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al Thani calls on Gadhafi to resign.
March 1, 2011 - The U.N. General Assembly suspends Libya's seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council.
March 4, 2011 - Libya appoints Ali Abdussalam Treki ambassador to the U.N.
March 7, 2011 - NATO begins 24-hour air surveillance of Libya.
March 8, 2011 - The EU imposes sanctions on the Libyan Investment Authority.
March 10, 2011 - Mahmoud Jebril and Ali Essawi, representing the Libyan opposition, meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
March 10, 2011 - NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels to discuss establishing a no-fly zone over Libya.
March 10, 2011 - Speaking before the House Appropriations Committee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. is suspending its relationship with the Libyan embassy.
March 14, 2011 - Libyan forces retake Zuwarah.
March 15, 2011 - Libyan TV claims its forces have retaken the town of Ajdabiyah, but rebel forces dispute this.
March 15, 2011 - Libyan opposition forces appoint former Interior Minister Abdel Fattah Younes al Abidi as head of the rebels' armed forces.
March 16, 2011 - Libyan forces attack the rebel-held town of Misrata with tanks and artillery.
March 16, 2011 - The New York Times reports that four of its journalists are missing in Libya.
March 17, 2011 - The U.N. Security Council votes to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and take "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.
March 18, 2011 - Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa announces a cease-fire. However, witnesses report government attacks on Misrata and in eastern Libya.
March 19, 2011 - Government and opposition troops battle with mortars, artillery fire and tanks in Benghazi.
March 19, 2011 - French fighter jets begin enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya, and the U.S. launches more than 100 Tomahawk missiles at targets in Libya in Operation Odyssey Dawn.
March 20, 2011 - Gadhafi calls the countries involved in Operation Odyssey Dawn airstrikes terrorists, and "the new Nazis," while promising a "long-drawn war."
March 20, 2011 - Missile strikes target a suspected command and control building at Gadhafi's Bab el-Azizia compound on the outskirts of Tripoli.
March 21, 2011 - Four U.S. journalists with the New York Times are released by their captors.
March 22, 2011 - A U.S. Air Force fighter jet crashes in Libya after experiencing equipment failure. Both crew members eject safely and are rescued by U.S. forces.
March 24, 2011 - NATO agrees to take command of the mission, enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya.