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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

Eyewitness to a Libyan massacre

Monday, April 30th 2012, 10:48

Survivors of a Libyan prison massacre tell their story
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Libya ex-minister dead in river

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 20:26
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

The body of former Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem is found in the River Danube near the Austrian capital, Vienna, police say.
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Libya bans faith-based parties

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 13:42

Libyan authorities ban the formation of political parties based on religious principles, tribe or ethnicity ahead of elections scheduled for June.
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Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:03

A Libyan military commander is taking legal action against Jack Straw, to find out if the former foreign secretary signed papers allowing his rendition.
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ICC prosecutor arrives in Libya

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 13:57

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor arrives in Libya to discuss the case of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, indicted for crimes against humanity.
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'Libya trial' for Gaddafi's son

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 11:58

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi could be tried in Libya, rather than by the International Criminal Court, officials close to the case tell the BBC.
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Megrahi 'given blood transfusion'

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 13:05

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is said to have been admitted to hospital in Libya to receive blood transfusions.
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Runner holding Libya's Olympic hopes

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 12:09

Is this the person to win Libya's first Olympic medal?
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Ukraine seeks Libyan jail release

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 17:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it is doing all it can to secure the extradition from Libya of 19 of its citizens accused of being pro-Gaddafi mercenaries.
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UK 'approved Libya rendition'

Monday, April 9th 2012, 15:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government approved the rendition of a terror suspect to the Gaddafi regime in 2004, the BBC can reveal.
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Libya refuses Gaddafi son request

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 12:38

Libya rejects a request to hand over late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam to the International Criminal Court.
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ICC demands Gaddafi son transfer

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 20:43

The International Criminal Court rejects a Libyan request to delay the handover of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who is wanted for war crimes.
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VIDEO: At least 14 killed in Libya clashes

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 1:14

Clashes between ethnic Berbers and their Arab neighbours have killed at least 14 people and injured many more in Libya, officials say.
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At least 14 dead in Libya clashes

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 20:40

At least 14 people have been killed and many more injured in clashes between different ethnic groups in western Libya, officials say.
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EU bans 'unsafe' Libyan airlines

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 15:21
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The EU bans all Libyan airlines from its airspace until November at the earliest because of safety concerns, and also bans a Venezuelan carrier.
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Weapons out at Tripoli's rubbish-strewn pet market

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 23:10
related places: Tripoli

Tensions boil over at Libya's rubbish-strewn pet market
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Nato 'failed to aid' migrant boat

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 14:28

Nato, coastguards and search and rescue authorities are blamed in a report into the deaths of 63 Libyan refugees on a small boat.
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'Dozens killed' in Libya clashes

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:08
related places: Sabha

Fighting between rival militias around the southern Libyan town of Sabha leaves at least 70 people dead, officials say.
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Palestinian awarded Libya damages

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 12:09
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch court awards 1m euros in compensation to a Palestinian doctor imprisoned in Libya for eight years for allegedly infecting children with HIV.
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Libya militias in deadly clashes

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 18:14
related places: Sabha

Clashes between rival militias in the southern Libyan city of Sabha leave more than 30 people dead and dozens wounded, officials say.
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Battles over Libya's dangerous migrant smuggling routes

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 9:54

Will a desert wall of wrecked cars stop Libya's migrant trafficking?
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VIDEO: Libya's struggle with migrant numbers

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 17:01

The Libyan town of Kufra has become a major staging post for people from sub-Saharan Africa, whom are trying to get to Europe.
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Ex-Tuareg leader in Niger arrest

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 14:45
related countries: Niger Niger

Former Tuareg rebel Aghali Alambo, who became a close aide of ex-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, is arrested in Niger on suspicion of arms smuggling.
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Libya 'to get former spy chief'

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 14:26
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Libya's deputy PM says Mauritania will extradite Gaddafi intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, but there is no official confirmation.
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VIDEO: Thousands still missing in Libya

Monday, March 19th 2012, 22:21
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

As the Libyan authorities try to secure the extradition of Abdullah al-Senussi - the head of intelligence in Col Gaddafi's government - from neighbouring Mauritania, details have emerged about the number of people that may have been killed and abduct
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Nato urged to probe Libya deaths

Monday, March 19th 2012, 16:17

Human rights group Amnesty International calls on Nato to investigate civilian deaths from its bombing campaign in Libya last year.
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UK journalists are freed by Libya

Monday, March 19th 2012, 7:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British journalists detained in Libya after admitting entering the country illegally have been released, the Foreign Office confirms.
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VIDEO: British TV journalists freed by Libya

Monday, March 19th 2012, 1:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British journalists detained in Libya after admitting entering the country illegally have been released, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
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Gaddafi's intelligence chief held

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 20:16
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

The Libyan authorities confirm the arrest in Mauritania of Abdullah al-Senussi, former leader Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi intelligence chief 'held'

Saturday, March 17th 2012, 19:21

The man who served as intelligence chief to the former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has reportedly been arrested in west Africa.
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Violent clashes shake Libya city

Friday, March 16th 2012, 23:02

Clashes at a rally calling for a semi-autonomous region in Libya have left one person dead in the eastern city of Benghazi, reports say.
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Syria and Libya: Two paths to freedom

Friday, March 16th 2012, 0:27
related countries: Syria Syria

Why have Syria and Libya's uprisings unfolded so differently?
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Libya reopens its stock exchange

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 10:53

Libya's stock exchange reopens with 10 companies for the first time since the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
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Libyan group transfer journalists

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 17:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British journalists held in Libya are transferred by a militia to government control after three weeks in captivity.
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Benghazi autonomy divides Libya

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 2:40

Will Benghazi's autonomy bid unsettle Libya?
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Thousands reject Libya autonomy

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 0:06

Thousands of Libyans rally in the country's two main cities to denounce moves by eastern leaders to create a semi-autonomous territory.
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Libya rejects local autonomy call

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 13:51

The leader of Libya's NTC says calls for a federal state structure from oil-rich Cyrenaica will be resisted with force if necessary
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VIDEO: Call for federalism in Libya

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 7:47

Tribal leaders and militia commanders in the Libyan city of Benghazi have declared their region to be semi-autonomous.
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Call for federalism in East Libya

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 22:15

Civic leaders in eastern Libya declare semi-autonomy for the oil-rich region, saying the area has been neglected for decades.
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VIDEO: 'Bitter ironies' of Sirte destruction

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 14:43

Newsnight's Mark Urban reports from the Libyan city of Sirte, which still lies in ruins months after Colonel Gaddafi's death.
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UK journalists 'spying' in Libya

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 22:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British journalists detained in Libya nearly two weeks ago are suspected of spying, the militia that is holding them says.
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Fury over Libya war graves attack

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 20:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Attacks on the graves of British servicemen in the Libyan city of Benghazi are described as "horrific" by Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt.
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VIDEO: Who is really in control of Libya?

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 10:46

The interim government in Libya has given militia groups until the end of the week to relinquish control of the country's border crossings, ports and airports.
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In the ripples of Libya's revolution

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 9:20

How Libya conflict has led to new instability in West Africa
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Efforts to free TV crew in Libya

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Efforts continue to obtain the release of two British journalists who are being held by a group of former rebel fighters in Libya.
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