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News: Libya

We have started to collect the most important news related to Libya in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Libya – overview

Libya: news

VIDEO: Libya militia threaten stability

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 13:29

Armed militia are threatening the security and stability of Libya, Amnesty International has warned.
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Libya militias 'out of control'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 2:28

Armed militias are threatening the security of large parts of Libya, Amnesty International warns, saying at least 12 detainees were tortured to death.
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VIDEO: Illegal immigrants detained in Libya

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 6:54

A small Libyan town is pleading for help to deal with a growing influx of illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa.
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Lebanese clash over Syria unrest

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 19:17
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

At least two people are killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in clashes between supporters and opponents of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.
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Gaddafi son warns of Libya revolt

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 9:34

One of the sons of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi threatens to lead a revolt against Libya's transitional government.
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Armed clashes in northern Lebanon

Friday, February 10th 2012, 17:39
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

There has been heavy gunfire in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, as supporters and opponents of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad took to the streets.
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VIDEO: Will Sirte accept Libya's revolution?

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 9:23

The new Libyan government faces a formidable challenge in persuading Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte to accept the revolution.
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Libya mission 'could be one-off'

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 2:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

MPs say spending cuts raise concerns over the UK's ability to launch another mission on the same scale as the operation in Libya.
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War victims' care scandal costs Libya dear

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 0:24

Massive abuse of Libya scheme to treat those wounded in battle
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Charity quits after Mali attacks

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 10:45
related countries: Mali Mali

Medical charity Doctors of the World pulls out of northern Mali following a recent outbreak of fighting by Tuareg rebels - some of whom used to fight for Col Gaddafi in Libya.
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VIDEO: Medical system for Libyans 'abused'

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 8:09

A system for sending wounded people from the Libyan conflict abroad for treatment has been suspended after it came to light that it has been abused.
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Slow steps towards restoring Italy-Libya ties

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 12:00
related countries: Italy Italy

Libya and Italy keen to repair ties damaged by the Arab Spring
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VIDEO: Son on Libyan diplomat's 'torture'

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 21:36

The Libyan authorities are being urged to investigate the death of a former ambassador who, it is believed, was tortured in custody.
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Libya ex-envoy dies 'in custody'

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 11:53
related places: Tripoli

An ambassador who served under former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi dies after being detained by Tripoli-based militia, Human Rights Watch says.
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Gun fight erupts in Libya capital

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 16:42
related places: Tripoli

Rival Libyan militias fight a brief gun battle in central Tripoli amid tension between former rebel groups, witnesses and officials say.
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Ex-MI6 man sued over rendition

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 11:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two men who say they were rendered to Libya with the help of the UK begin an action to sue one of Britain's most senior former MI6 officers.
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Gaddafi compound nurtures new freedom

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 0:37

Families make homes in compound of former Libyan leader
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VIDEO: The families living in Gaddafi's compound

Monday, January 30th 2012, 6:31

Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has adopted "the new amended Election Law" to form the basis for the election of the first constituent assembly.
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New Libya torture claims emerge

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 21:22

The BBC hears accounts from prison inmates in Libya suggesting that supporters of former leader Col Gaddafi are being tortured in detention.
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VIDEO: New Libya torture claims emerge

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 9:00

The BBC has seen further evidence that former supporters of Colonel Gaddafi have been tortured in Libyan jails.
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VIDEO: Held Libyans 'died after torture'

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 21:51

Several people have died after being tortured by militias in Libyan detention centres, human rights group Amnesty International has said.
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Held Libyans 'die after torture'

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 16:16

Several people have died after being tortured by militias in Libyan detention centres, humanitarian group Amnesty International says.
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UN concern over Libyan militias

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 11:22

Libyan militias are out of control and secretly holding thousands of detainees, as the government struggles to assert its authority, the UN hears.
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Libyan minister in restive town

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 22:38
related places: Bani Walid

Libya's defence minister attempts to negotiate with militiamen in Bani Walid who drove out National Transitional Council (NTC) forces.
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Zambia seizes back telecoms firm

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 18:28
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Zambia's president seizes control of the country's biggest telecoms company - sold to a Libyan investor two years ago by the previous government.
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Confusion surrounds Libya clashes

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 15:14
related places: Bani Walid

Libyan government officials deny claims from the town of Bani Walid that pro-Gaddafi forces were responsible for an outbreak of fighting on Monday.
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Four dead in fresh Libya fighting

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 21:39
related places: Bani Walid

Four people die in clashes between Libyan pro-government forces and fighters supporting ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi in the town of Bani Walid.
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VIDEO: Saif Gaddafi's status in focus

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 6:24

Libyan authorities have been given until the end of Monday to answer questions over the health and legal status of Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam.
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VIDEO: Back to school in Libya

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 16:44

The school year has just started in Libya - four months late. Many children had their education interrupted by the fighting.
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Libya ruling council deputy quits

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 15:12

The deputy head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council Abdel Hafiz Ghoga resigns after protests.
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Eq Guinea pull off dramatic win

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 20:54
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Co-hosts Equatorial Guinea pulled off a major shock by beating Libya 1-0 in the opening game of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
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VIDEO: Can Misrata rebuild after conflict?

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 9:25

Misrata was one of the worst hit cities in the Libyan conflict in 2011 - so how is it going to rebuild itself?
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Libya power struggle tears apart Assabia

Friday, January 20th 2012, 14:49

How rival militias are tearing Libyan town apart
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VIDEO: Former Libyan rebels 'tortured' prisoners

Friday, January 20th 2012, 13:39

The BBC has seen evidence of former Libyan rebel fighters torturing prisoners.
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Libya had chemical weapon cache

Friday, January 20th 2012, 11:52

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had an undeclared stockpile of chemical weapons, the body that oversees a global ban on such weapons says.
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Ex-Gaddafi fighters rebel in Mali

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 14:21
related countries: Mali Mali

Tuareg rebels in Mali - once part of Gaddafi-era security forces in Libya - attack two more towns in the remote north of the country.
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Libya man 'killed in detention'

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 14:06

The BBC has seen evidence that a man was tortured and killed in detention, after clashes between rival militia groups in Libya at the weekend.
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VIDEO: What now for Gaddafi loyalists?

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 9:52

Will the new Libyan regime treat Gaddafi loyalists fairly?
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Libya militias clash near Tripoli

Monday, January 16th 2012, 18:39
related places: Tripoli

Clashes in Libya between rival militias leave at least two dead, as the authorities say they are raising a force to disarm "Gaddafi loyalists".
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UK police launch rendition probe

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 14:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British police are to investigate claims that UK secret services helped the rendition of a man to Libya.
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ICC extends Gaddafi son deadline

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 20:07

The International Criminal Court says a deadline for Libya to give information on the fate of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been extended to 23 January.
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Court seeks news of Gaddafi son

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 8:00

A deadline nears for Libya to give the International Criminal Court information about Col Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam, wanted for crimes against humanity.
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VIDEO: Migrants living in limbo in Libya

Monday, January 9th 2012, 7:35

The downfall of Col Muammar Gaddafi's regime heralded hope for a brighter future in Libya, but many migrants have found themselves in a state of limbo in the new era.
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