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US and UN decry Libyan PM abduction

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 20:51
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US, UK and France, along with the UN, condemn the brief abduction of Libya's PM by militiamen and pledge continued support for its transition to democracy.
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Freed Libyan PM calls for calm

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 16:50
related places: Tripoli

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan calls for "caution and wisdom" after being freed from the custody of militiamen who held him for several hours in Tripoli.
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Libyan PM freed from captivity

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 14:04

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan urges calm in his first comments since being freed from the custody of militiamen who held him for several hours in Tripoli.
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Militiamen detain Libyan PM Zeidan

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 9:08
related places: Tripoli

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is seized in the capital, Tripoli, by armed men belonging to a government-allied anti-crime militia.
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VIDEO: Libya: Triumph for interventionism?

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 9:45

Newsnight's Tim Whewell returns to eastern Libya where the revolt began and where it was declared victorious.
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Libyan PM calls for Western help

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 22:42

Libya's prime minister says illegal weapons passing through Libya pose a threat to the entire region and calls for international help to combat it.
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Libya summons US envoy over raid

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 14:55
related countries: United States United States

Libya summons the US ambassador to the country for questioning over the weekend capture of a suspected al-Qaeda leader on Libyan territory.
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Kerry defends US Libya capture

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:33
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the US seizure of a suspected al-Qaeda leader in Libya, who he said was a "legal and appropriate target".
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Libya demands US raid explanation

Monday, October 7th 2013, 4:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Africa

Libya's PM urges Washington to explain the capture of a Libyan terror suspect by US special forces, one of two such raids in Africa.
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US commandos hit Islamists in Africa

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 11:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

US special forces carry out two separate raids in Africa - capturing al-Qaeda militant Anas al-Liby in Libya and targeting al-Shabab in Somalia.
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Libyan gunmen kill 15 soldiers

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 13:50
related places: Tripoli

Gunmen attack military checkpoint south-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli killing 15 soldiers and injuring several others, officials say.
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Russia evacuates embassy in Libya

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 16:16
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Tripoli

All staff and family members are evacuated from the Russian embassy in Libya after gunmen attack the compound in Tripoli.
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Russian embassy in Libya attacked

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 21:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Gunmen attack the Russian embassy in Libya, shooting at the building and trying to gain entry, the Russian foreign ministry says.
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Torture 'widespread' in Libyan jails

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 18:26

Torture and ill-treatment, sometimes resulting in death, is "widespread" in Libyan jails, according to a new UN report.
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Gunmen shut down Libya gas facility

Monday, September 30th 2013, 18:45

Armed men shut down a gas facility in a region mainly populated by Libya's Berber minority, with officials warning of power cuts as a result.
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Militia refuse to transfer Gaddafi

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 13:00

The militia holding the son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, refuses to transfer him to the capital for a pre-trial hearing.
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Libya wants UK weapons removal help

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:10
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Libya's prime minister appeals for British help to remove weapons from the country amid fears of increased arms smuggling to Syria.
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Why gunmen have turned off Libya's oil taps

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 15:00

Why gunmen have turned off the taps on Libya's oil sector
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Libya ex-spy chief's daughter freed

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 13:12

Abductors of the daughter of Libya's former intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, release her after kidnapping her on Monday.
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Libya 'security forces' seized woman

Friday, September 6th 2013, 8:32

A militia linked to Libya's interior ministry says it seized the daughter of former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi for own protection.
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Ex-Libya spy chief's daughter seized

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 23:42
related places: Tripoli

The daughter of Libya's former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi has been abducted after leaving a prison in Tripoli, officials say.
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Sheikhs charged over Lebanon bombs

Friday, August 30th 2013, 15:06
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

A Lebanese court charges two religious clerics along with three other suspects over deadly bombings in the northern city of Tripoli last Friday.
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Lebanon blasts 'kill at least 42'

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 21:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

At least 42 people are killed and hundreds injured in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in one of the deadliest attack since the country's civil war.
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Libya interior minister resigns

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 21:40

Libyan Interior Minister Mohammed Khalifa al-Sheikh resigns after only three months in the post, citing a lack of support from the prime minister.
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Libya warns oil port protesters

Friday, August 16th 2013, 6:11

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan threatens to use force to prevent guards striking at the country's main ports from selling oil outside official channels.
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Berbers storm Libyan parliament

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 21:55
related places: Tripoli

Members of Libya's minority Berber community storm the parliament building in Tripoli during a protest demanding recognition in the new constitution.
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Libya TV presenter shot in Benghazi

Friday, August 9th 2013, 18:59

A Libyan presenter with leading television station Al-Hurra is shot dead in the restive eastern city of Benghazi.
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US 'charges Libyan over Benghazi'

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 13:16
related countries: United States United States

The US files charges against several Libyans suspected of involvement in the September 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, say reports.
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Gaddafi minister sentenced to death

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 23:30

A Libyan court sentences a minister in the government of Muammar Gaddafi to death for inciting violence during the country's 2011 civil war.
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VIDEO: Ten injured in Benghazi explosions

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:28

Two explosions have hit the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi - both outside buildings used by the judiciary.
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Two explosions in Libya's Benghazi

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 20:54

Two explosions hit the Libyan city of Benghazi, injuring 10 people - the latest in a series of violent incidents there.
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Mass jailbreak from Libyan prison

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 19:51

About 1,200 inmates escape from a jail in the restive Libyan city of Benghazi - a day after the killing of a local activist triggered unrest.
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Libya's Muslim Brotherhood attacked

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 13:58

Protesters in Libya attack offices linked to the Muslim Brotherhood following the assassination of top political activist, Abdelsalam al-Mismari.
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Activist dies in Benghazi killings

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 3:25

A prominent Libyan political activist and two senior security officials are shot dead in the restive eastern city of Benghazi.
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Malta cancels migrant deportation

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 9:06
related countries: Malta Malta

Malta cancels two flights to return migrants to Libya after an emergency intervention by the European Court of Human Rights.
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Tunisia and Libya divided over Morsi ousting

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 14:34
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's North African neighbours divided over army intervention
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Libyan assembly to be led by Berber

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 16:48

Libya's national assembly elects an MP from the long-repressed Berber minority as its president in a second round of voting.
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New Gaddafi-Sarkozy funds allegation

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 17:19
related countries: France France

The late Muammar Gaddafi's interpreter says Libya helped finance Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign in France - an allegation he denies.
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Gaddafi son to be tried in August

Monday, June 17th 2013, 21:21

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, will be tried in Libya in August and "will receive a fair trial", officials say.
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Libyans cleared on Lockerbie payout

Monday, June 17th 2013, 15:08

Two senior Libyan officials are acquitted of "squandering public funds" by agreeing to pay $2.7bn (£1.7bn) in compensation to victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.
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Elite soldiers killed in Libyan city

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 13:58

Six soldiers from an elite Libyan army unit are killed by masked gunmen in the restive eastern city of Benghazi.
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Bomb found under Italian embassy car

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 20:51
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Tripoli

A bomb is found under an Italian embassy car in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, while the diplomats using it were shopping.
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Libya army chief of staff 'resigns'

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 17:03

Libya's army chief of staff, Youssef al-Mangoush, resigns after clashes between protesters and militia in Benghazi left at least 30 people dead, sources say.
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VIDEO: Deadly clashes after Libya protest

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 3:21

At least 25 people have died and 58 people were injured in clashes outside a military headquarters in Benghazi, Libya.
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Deadly clashes after Libya protest

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 2:49

At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and a militia linked to the Libyan army in the city of Benghazi, medical officials say.
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Libya in good shape to host DR Congo

Friday, June 7th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana Ghana, Sudan Sudan

Previews of Friday's 2014 World Cup African qualifiers between Libya and DR Congo and Sudan and Ghana.
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ICC rejects Libya Gaddafi trial bid

Friday, May 31st 2013, 20:50

The International Criminal Court's pre-trial chamber rejects Libya's request to try the son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam.
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