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We have started to collect the most important news related to Libya in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Libya: news

Sudan's Bashir offers Libya help

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 23:19
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan's President Bashir - who is accused of crimes against humanity - offers to help Libya disarm militia groups, during a visit slammed by rights groups.
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Libya's ex-rebels reluctant to down arms

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 1:49

Libya's revolutionary militias are reluctant to down weapons
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VIDEO: Disarming Libya's rebels

Friday, January 6th 2012, 12:29

Concern is mounting in Libya over the government's ability to rein in the various militia groups that toppled the old regime and still roam the country.
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Militias clash in Libyan capital

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 18:37
related places: Tripoli

Four people are killed and at least five injured in a firefight in the centre of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as militiamen tried to free prisoners held there.
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Libya has 'right to judge' ex-PM

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 23:53
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tunisia's president promises to hand over former Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, detained in Tunisia, if he is guaranteed a fair trial in Libya.
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In pictures: Tripoli zoo

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 17:21
related places: Tripoli

Tripoli zoo gets back on its feet after revolution
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VIDEO: Battling to be heard in Benghazi

Friday, December 30th 2011, 12:21

The uprising that brought an end to the 42-year rule of Col Muammar Gaddafi began in the city of Benghazi, but some residents feel they are already being left behind in the new Libya.
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Libya celebrates independence day

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 22:11

Libya marks the anniversary of its independence in 1951 - or the first time since the fall of Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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Libyan bomber in 'last' interview

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 8:01

Abdelbaset al Megrahi gives what he describes as his "last interview" and again denies any involvement in the Lockerbie bombing.
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Gaddafi son 'has not seen lawyer'

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 16:19

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the deposed Libyan leader, has not seen a lawyer since his capture, a human rights campaigner tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Libya: A tale of two cities

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 12:41

The cities of Misrata and Sirte suffered more than any others during Libya's civil war, but in the months since the uprising one has been celebrating victory whilst the other must live with defeat.
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A tale of two Libyan cities

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 11:57

Contrasting outlooks for Libyans in Misrata and Sirte
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Libyan military leader to sue UK

Monday, December 19th 2011, 18:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Libyan military leader Abdel Hakim Belhaj is suing the UK government over his rendition and torture by Gaddafi regime.
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Pentagon boss praises new Libya

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 12:59
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta expresses confidence in Libya's new government on a visit to Tripoli, as the UN lifts sanctions on the country's central bank.
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VIDEO: UN lifts Libyan bank sanctions

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 5:18

The UN Security Council lifts sanctions on Libya's central bank to ease a cash crisis in the post-Gaddafi country, diplomats have said.
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UK greets end of Libya sanctions

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 1:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the lifting of UN sanctions "marks another significant moment in Libya's transition".
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UN lifts Libyan banks sanctions

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 1:31

The UN Security Council lifts sanctions on Libya's central bank to ease a cash crisis in the post-Gaddafi country, diplomats say.
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Going home to the new Libya

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 0:53

The BBC's Tarik Kafala returns to the Libya of his childhood
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VIDEO: Libya: Pro-Gaddafi towns punished

Friday, December 16th 2011, 14:07

Almost two months after Muammar al-Gaddafi was captured and killed by militiamen from Misrata, the new Libyan government is trying to promote national reconciliation.
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Gaddafi death 'may be war crime'

Friday, December 16th 2011, 7:13

Former Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's killing may have been a war crime, says the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor.
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Italy to renew pact on Libya ties

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 16:19
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italy and Libya will revive a 2008 "friendship treaty", suspended during hostilities earlier this year, their leaders say after talks in Rome.
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VIDEO: Libya's women hope for new start

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 14:08

Two months after the capture and death of Colonel Gaddafi, women in Libya are demanding a much bigger stake in the traditionally male-dominated society.
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Libyan women battle for empowerment

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 13:17

Libyan women battle for empowerment
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VIDEO: Jostling for jobs in the new Libya

Monday, December 12th 2011, 11:28

Unemployment is the world's fastest-rising worry, according to a BBC World Service survey covering 11,000 people in 23 countries.
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'Cleansed' Libyan town spills its terrible secrets

Monday, December 12th 2011, 10:16

'Cleansed' Libyan town spills its terrible secrets
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Gunfight erupts in Libyan capital

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 1:47
related places: Tripoli

Clashes break out near the airport in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after a convoy with the country's military chief came under attack, the army says.
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Gaddafi son 'in Mexico entry bid'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 19:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A bid to smuggle one of the sons of Libyan ex-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi into Mexico has been thwarted, officials say.
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VIDEO: Libya's post-Gaddafi graffiti boom

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 16:33
related places: Tripoli

Graffiti was never seen in Libya under Colonel Gaddafi but since his removal from power, the walls of Tripoli have been transformed with street art.
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VIDEO: Libya authorities 'to disarm Tripoli'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 14:29
related places: Tripoli

The authorities in Libya have given armed militias in Tripoli a fortnight to lay down their weapons and leave.
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Should the graffiti in Libya be erased?

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 0:54

Should the graffiti in Libya be erased?
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Tripoli militia 'to be disarmed'

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 19:18
related places: Tripoli

The head of the Tripoli's council says residents of the Libyan capital have until the end of the month to hand over their weapons to the authorities.
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Heroes of the Tripoli underground

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 4:11
related places: Tripoli

The ammunition smugglers who helped unseat Col Gaddafi  
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Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The London School of Economics is criticised for a "chapter of failures" in its links with the Gaddafi regime in Libya.
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Libya ex-rebels 'hold 7,000' - UN

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 10:28

The UN says former Libyan rebels are still holding about 7,000 prisoners without access to legal process because police and courts are not working.
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VIDEO: 'I spoke to Gaddafi before he died'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 6:07

In the short time between Colonel Gaddafi's capture and his death in September, rebel fighter Mohammed Sheba had the chance to speak to the deposed Libyan leader.
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VIDEO: The 'genius' of Tim Hetherington

Friday, November 25th 2011, 9:34

Photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who was killed in April 2011 while covering the Libyan civil war, is remembered by some of those who knew him best.
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VIDEO: Saif al-Islam case 'huge responsibility'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 23:22

The International Criminal court has accepted that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will be tried on Libyan soil and not at The Hague.
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Gaddafi son's trial to test Libya

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 19:57

How will a post-Gaddafi Libya handle Saif al-Islam in the dock?
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VIDEO: Film portrait of Benghazi wins award

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 12:09

This year's Rory Peck Award for Features, has been given to a Abdullah Omeish for his Benghazi film, Libya: Through the Fire - a portrait of the city.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi's son to be tried in Libya

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 21:36

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has accepted that Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam will be tried in Libya, not The Hague.
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Libya's new government unveiled

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 21:28

Libya's interim PM names a new transitional cabinet, tasked with drafting a constitution and holding democratic elections by next June.
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Gaddafi son 'to face Libya trial'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 15:17

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor accepts that Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam will be tried in Libya, not The Hague.
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VIDEO: Libyan fighting footage wins award

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:48

This year's Rory Peck News Award, which pays tribute to the freelance camera operators who risk their lives to film in the world's most dangerous places, has been given to a Belgian for his coverage of rebels fighting to topple Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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