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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

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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British journalists held in Libya

Friday, February 24th 2012, 17:50
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British journalists working for Iranian-owned Press TV are arrested in Libya.
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Defiance of Gaddafi's right hand man

Friday, February 24th 2012, 13:29

Gaddafi aide describes last days of the former Libyan leader
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Italy chided over Africa migrants

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:47
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Italy Italy, Somalia Somalia

The European Court of Human Rights says Italy violated the rights of Eritrean and Somali migrants by sending them back to Libya.
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Libya ethnic clashes kill scores

Tuesday, February 21st 2012, 17:54

Scores are killed and injured in clashes between two rival ethnic groups in Libya's remote south-eastern desert, according to local reports.
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Misrata votes for brighter Libyan future

Monday, February 20th 2012, 22:21

War-torn city of Misrata casts votes for local council
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VIDEO: Misrata holds democratic poll

Monday, February 20th 2012, 22:19

The Libyan city of Misrata has been voting to elect a local council, the first major city to hold a democratic poll since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi.
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The gun settles disputes in the new Libya

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 12:10

Why firepower is the settler of disputes in the new Libya
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New York Times man dies in Syria

Friday, February 17th 2012, 17:16
related countries: Syria Syria

New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, who twice won the Pulitzer Prize and was captured in Libya last year, dies on assignment in Syria.
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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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