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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

Ex-Gaddafi spy chief 'charged'

Monday, May 21st 2012, 15:31
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Muammar Gaddafi's ex-spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi - wanted by Libya and the ICC - is charged with illegal entry into Mauritania, officials say.
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Lockerbie bomber's funeral held

Monday, May 21st 2012, 13:52
related places: Tripoli

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has been buried in a private ceremony in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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VIDEO: US reaction to Megrahi death

Monday, May 21st 2012, 5:34
related countries: United States United States

The death of the Libyan man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has been received with mixed emotions by the relatives of the victims.
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Lockerbie bomber Megrahi is dead

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 17:32
related places: Tripoli

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dies at home in Tripoli, nearly three years after he was controversially freed from a Scottish prison.
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Benghazi votes in local elections

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 21:48

Residents in the Libyan city of Benghazi vote in local council elections, the first polls held in the city since the 1960s.
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VIDEO: Should Saif Gaddafi be tried in Libya?

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 19:53
related places: Tripoli

Libya has asked the International Criminal Court to abandon its legal action against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, so he can be tried in Tripoli.
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VIDEO: War photographer remembered at auction

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 18:27

Auction tribute to combat photojournalist killed in Libya
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Seven die in south Libya clash

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 16:34

Seven people are killed and more than 20 injured in clashes in Libya's western desert town of Ghadames, the government says.
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Libya's Belhadj to enter politics

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 17:34

Libya's Islamist rebel commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj says he has quit the military in a bid to enter politics, ahead of upcoming polls.
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Five killed in Lebanon violence

Monday, May 14th 2012, 19:13
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

Five people are killed in sectarian clashes in the Lebanese city of Tripoli linked to continuing unrest in neighbouring Syria, officials say.
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Nato disputes Libya deaths claim

Monday, May 14th 2012, 13:48

Nato says it did "everything possible to minimise risk to civilians" during last year's air strikes in Libya, after a critical report by a rights group.
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Nato pressed over Libya deaths

Monday, May 14th 2012, 5:43

A leading human rights organisation urges Nato to investigate fully the deaths of at least 72 civilians in air strikes in Libya last year.
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Deadly clashes hit Lebanese port

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 13:28
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

At least two people are killed in sectarian clashes in the Lebanese port city of Tripoli, as tensions in neighbouring Syria spill over the border.
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Libya PM brands attackers outlaws

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 3:24
related places: Tripoli

Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim al-Keib denounces gunmen who attacked his offices in the capital Tripoli as "outlaws".
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Libya PM office suffers gun attack

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 21:35
related places: Tripoli

The office of Libyan PM Abdurrahim al-Keib is attacked by ex-rebels demanding compensation promised by the government, leaving at least one guard dead.
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Libya lifts religious parties ban

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 17:23

Libya's NTC lifts its ban on religious parties as Libyans register to vote in June's congressional elections.
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Former Libyan minister 'drowned'

Monday, April 30th 2012, 12:59
related countries: Austria Austria

Former Libyan oil minister Shukri Ghanem died by drowning, according to preliminary post-mortem results in Austria.
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Sarkozy to sue over Gaddafi claim

Monday, April 30th 2012, 12:32
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to file a complaint against a website that claimed Libya's Col Gaddafi offered to fund his 2007 election campaign.
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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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