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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

Count begins after Libya election

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 13:01

Votes are being counted in Libya's first national election since the fall of Col Muammar Gaddafi, with a good turnout reported.
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Party time for unsure Libyan voters

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 17:42

Libyans enjoy first free vote for decades
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VIDEO: Libya prepares to go to the polls

Friday, July 6th 2012, 22:07

Eight months after the death of Col Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan people are preparing to vote in their first free elections for more than 40 years.
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'No fair trial' for Gaddafi's son

Friday, July 6th 2012, 14:44

Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam will not get a fair trial in Libya, an international lawyer says, days after she was released from detention in the country.
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Libyan voters prepare for change

Friday, July 6th 2012, 1:00

Libyans unsure about chaotic first post-Gaddafi election
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Election material burned in Libya

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 15:37

A fire destroys election materials in Libya, days ahead of the country's first elections following the fall of Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: Torture in post-Gaddafi Libya

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 10:35

The BBC has seen first-hand evidence of torture and illegal detention as rival Libyan tribes clash in the west of the country.
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Freed ICC staff fly out of Libya

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 23:56

Four staff members from the International Criminal Court held in Libya on accusations of spying fly out after four weeks' detention.
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Libya frees detained ICC staff

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 19:48

Four staff members from the International Criminal Court held in Libya for four weeks over accusations of spying are released.
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Libya feuds cast shadow over poll

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 15:59

Rival tribes in Libya clash before national polls
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VIDEO: Election headquarters ransacked in Libya

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 10:20

Protesters in Benghazi have ransacked the region's electoral authority headquarters in a protest against the proposed division of power.
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Benghazi election HQ 'ransacked'

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 22:26

Pro-autonomy protesters attack the office of Libya's electoral authority in Benghazi, witnesses say, less than a week before landmark polls.
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Gaddafi loyalist seeks UK asylum

Friday, June 29th 2012, 7:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Libyan man who was deported in the wake of the murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher in 1984 is now seeking political asylum in the UK, a BBC investigation discovers.
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Libya ex-PM extradition 'illegal'

Monday, June 25th 2012, 3:49
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki says his country's extradition of Libyan ex-PM al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi back to Libya was "illegal".
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Tunisia extradites Libya ex-PM

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 14:39
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Libyan ex-PM al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi is extradited by Tunisia, where he fled during the uprising against Col Gaddafi last year.
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ICC promises Libya staff probe

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 4:26

The International Criminal Court promises to investigate allegations against staff members detained in Libya, but only after their release.
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Group condemns Libya judge murder

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 15:21

A Libyan human rights group condemns the killing of a judge tasked with investigating the murder of Col Gaddafi's ex-interior minister.
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Gun smugglers attacked in Tunisia

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 13:40
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Tunisia Tunisia

A Tunisian military plane destroys cars packed with weapons travelling near the border of Libya and Algeria.
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Libya's clashes leave 105 dead

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 22:39

A week of recent tribal clashes in mountainous parts of western Libya left 105 people dead and some 500 injured, the government says.
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In pictures: Unseen Muammar Gaddafi-era archive in Libya

Monday, June 18th 2012, 8:49

New photos reveal life under Libya's former ruler
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Troops deployed in western Libya

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 0:41

The Libyan government declares a "military zone" in the west of the country, deploying troops to quell days of clashes between rival militia.
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Libya revokes Gaddafi praise law

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 14:07

Libya's supreme court overturns a law that criminalised the glorification of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, ruling it unconstitutional.
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Fletcher probe police visit Libya

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 6:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British detectives have visited Libya as part of the ongoing investigation into the 1984 murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher, the Metropolitan Police says.
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ICC visits its detainees in Libya

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 1:46

ICC delegates visit colleagues held in the Libyan town of Zintan, amid accusations they smuggled documents to the late Col Gaddafi's detained son.
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ICC staff 'moved to Libya jail'

Monday, June 11th 2012, 16:56

A legal team from The Hague has reportedly been jailed in Libya after being detained over a visit to Muammar Gaddafi's imprisoned son Saif al-Islam.
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Australia urges lawyer release

Monday, June 11th 2012, 7:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia calls for the release of ICC lawyer Melinda Taylor, who is being held in Libya after trying to meet Saif al-Islam, son of Muammar Gaddafi.
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Libya town tribal clashes kill 16

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 18:55

Fighting between government forces and tribesmen in southern Libya continues for a second day, bringing the death toll up to at least 16.
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Concern over lawyer held in Libya

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 7:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia says it is seeking consular access to an Australian lawyer being held in Libya after trying to meet the jailed son of Col Gaddafi.
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ICC staff held after Saif visit

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 18:37

The Libyan authorities hold four members of the International Criminal Court's staff who had gone to meet Saif al-Islam, son of former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: Tripoli's airport resumes operations

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 15:35
related places: Tripoli

Almost all flights resume at Tripoli's international airport after a militia group seized control of the runway and halted flights on Monday.
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Bomb targets US offices in Libya

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 15:00
related countries: United States United States

A bomb goes off outside the US embassy offices in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, causing minor damage to its outer gate.
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Flights resume at Tripoli airport

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 20:37
related places: Tripoli

Some air traffic resumes at Tripoli's main airport, a day after it was seized by a Libyan militia group - but questions remain about security.
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Libya's former spy chief in court

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 13:03

The first senior official from the former Libyan regime, Abu Zeid Omar Dorda, is charged in connection with the conflict that toppled Muammar Gaddafi.
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Libya regains control of airport

Monday, June 4th 2012, 21:32
related places: Tripoli

Libyan security forces regain control of the main airport in Tripoli, after a militia overran the runway demanding the release of one of their leaders.
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Libya jails 'foreign mercenaries'

Monday, June 4th 2012, 15:01

A Libyan court has jailed 24 foreigners accused of being mercenaries who aided Muammar Gaddafi's forces during last year's conflict.
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Lebanon sends troops to port city

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 7:35
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

The Lebanese authorities deploy extra troops to the port city of Tripoli to keep the peace after Syria-linked sectarian clashes erupt there.
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VIDEO: Deadly Lebanon clashes over Syria

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 4:59
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

At least nine people have been killed and more than 20 hurt in the Lebanese port of Tripoli, in clashes linked to unrest across the border in Syria.
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Deadly Lebanon clashes over Syria

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 3:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

At least nine people are killed and many injured in the Lebanese port city of Tripoli, as clashes erupt linked to unrest across the border in Syria.
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BP to resume operations in Libya

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 16:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BP, the British oil major, has announced that it will be resuming exploration operations in Libya, as safety fears subside following the 2011 conflict.
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Libya PM lays Fletcher wreath

Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Libyan interim prime minister Abdurrahim El-Keib lays a wreath at the spot where policewoman Yvonne Fletcher was shot dead in London in 1984.
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UK police in Libya Fletcher probe

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 21:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Metropolitan Police team is to fly to Libya to continue the investigation into the murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Anti-Assad Lebanese cleric bailed

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 13:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

An anti-Syrian Sunni cleric whose arrest sparked sectarian clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli is released on bail.
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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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