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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.

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Libya: news

Anti-Gaddafi forces 'seize Sirte'

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 10:58

Libyan interim government troops say they have taken full control of Sirte, Col Gaddafi's birthplace and the only large city still offering resistance.
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Clinton in unannounced Libya trip

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 18:51
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes an unannounced visit to Libya aimed at showing support for the Libyan people and building ties as fierce fighting breaks out in Sirte.
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VIDEO: 'Hand to hand fighting' in Sirte

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 17:19

Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces are still holding out in the former Libyan leader's hometown, Sirte. The BBC's Wyre Davies reports from the frontline.
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Libyan forces 'seize Bani Walid'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 19:58
related places: Bani Walid

Forces loyal to Libya's interim authorities say they have raised their flag over Bani Walid, one of the last towns still loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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Hague reopens UK's Libya embassy

Monday, October 17th 2011, 10:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

Foreign Secretary William Hague reopens the British embassy in Tripoli, Libya.
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Ex-Gaddafi fighters rebel in Mali

Monday, October 17th 2011, 10:24
related countries: Mali Mali

Ethnic Tuareg fighters returning to Mali from Libya, where they fought for Col Gaddafi, are said to have helped launch a new rebel group.
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VIDEO: Fighters wreak revenge on Sirte

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 22:08
related places: Tripoli

The battle for Colonel Gaddafi's home town of Sirte is intensifying, nearly two months after the fall of the Libyan capital Tripoli.
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Bulldozers raze Gaddafi compound

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 21:21
related places: Tripoli

Bulldozers begin demolishing the fortress-like Bab al-Aziziya compound of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in the capital Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Tight security after Tripoli unrest

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 3:35
related places: Tripoli

Forces of the new Libyan government have stepped up security in the capital Tripoli, a day after clashes with armed supporters of Colonel Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: 'Pro-Gaddafi' gunfire in Tripoli

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 7:44
related places: Tripoli

Libyan interim government forces clash with gunmen they say support Col Gaddafi in Tripoli, in the most serious clash since the city's fall.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi troops in Tripoli clashes

Friday, October 14th 2011, 22:40
related places: Tripoli

National Transitional Council forces have faced gun fire from troops loyal to Colonel Gaddafi in Tripoli, in the first serious confrontation in the capital since it fell to the NTC in August.
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'Pro-Gaddafi' gunfire in Tripoli

Friday, October 14th 2011, 18:34
related places: Tripoli

Libyan interim government forces clash with gunmen they say support Col Gaddafi in Tripoli, in the most serious clash since the city's fall.
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VIDEO: Forces regroup for new Sirte push

Friday, October 14th 2011, 10:37

Interim government forces in the Libyan town of Sirte have regrouped for another attempt to capture the last streets occupied by soldiers loyal to Colonel Gaddafi.
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Making sense of the chaos in Libya's prisons

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 14:18

One man's bid to stamp out abuses amid the chaos
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VIDEO: Libya detainee 'abuse' condemned

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 12:41

Libya's interim authorities must end arbitrary detention and abuse of inmates, Amnesty International says.
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Libya detainee 'abuse' condemned

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 11:11

Libya's interim authorities must tackle arbitrary detention and widespread abuse of detainees, Amnesty International says.
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Confusion over Gaddafi son's fate

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 0:08

Reports that Col Muammar Gaddafi's son Mutassim has been captured spark celebrations in Libya, although there is no official confirmation.
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Gaddafi's Sirte forces 'cornered'

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 21:09

Heavy fighting continues in the Libyan city of Sirte, with pro-Gaddafi fighters holding out in just two small areas, government commanders say.
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Libya NTC head Jalil visits Sirte

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 17:21

The head of Libya's transitional authority visits the Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte, where NTC troops are battling the few remaining loyalists.
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VIDEO: Roadside checks as fighters flee Sirte

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 17:18

The head of Libya's interim authority Mustafa Abdel Jalil has appeared in the embattled city Sirte, according to reports.
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Gaddafi Sirte troops 'cornered'

Monday, October 10th 2011, 14:24

Pro-Gaddafi troops are cornered in two small areas of Sirte, says a commander with Libya's interim government forces, as heavy fighting continues.
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Gaddafi town 'close to falling'

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 17:02

Libyan interim government forces say they have captured a key bastion of Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte as street fighting continues in the city.
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VIDEO: Libya's NTC forces gain in Sirte

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 12:38

Interim government forces in Libya say they have captured Sirte's main hospital and the university area of the city.
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Fierce street fighting in Sirte

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 6:17

Street fighting rages in Sirte for a second day as Libyan government forces battle pro-Gaddafi loyalists and civilians queue up to flee.
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Niger in historic qualification

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 20:14
related countries: Niger Niger, Nigeria Nigeria, South Africa South Africa

Niger and Libya qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations but South Africa and Nigeria make surprise exits.
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Fox silent on best man questions

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 12:44

Liam Fox is facing further claims about his working relationship with his best man, but declines to answer questions while on a trip to Libya.
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VIDEO: Sirte bombarded by more shelling

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 11:45

Fresh shelling has been heard in the Libyan city of Sirte, as interim authority forces renew their offensive in the face of fierce resistance.
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Libya troops renew Sirte assault

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 10:27

Fresh shelling is heard in the Libyan city of Sirte as interim authority forces prepare to renew their offensive in the face of fierce resistance.
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Libya forces take most of Sirte

Friday, October 7th 2011, 16:37

Troops loyal to Libya's transitional government take control of most of the Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte, with sustained tank and mortar fire.
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VIDEO: Libyan fighters in Sirte attack

Friday, October 7th 2011, 12:29

Forces loyal to Libya's transitional government have launched a major assault on the city of Sirte.
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Libyan to sue UK over rendition

Friday, October 7th 2011, 7:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Libyan man who claims MI6 arranged to send him home to be tortured in Colonel Gaddafi's jails begins legal action against the UK government.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi message urges Libya protests

Friday, October 7th 2011, 2:16

In an audio message, Libya's ousted leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has urged Libyans on to the streets "in their millions" to resist the country's interim leadership.
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Gaddafi urges mass Libya protests

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 17:31

Libya's ousted leader Col Muammar Gaddafi urges Libyans on to the streets "in their millions" to resist the country's interim leadership.
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Vying for a slice of power in the new Libya

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 21:42

Libyans vie for a share of power post-Gaddafi
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VIDEO: Jostling for power in Libya

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 14:09

In Libya, the towns that rose up against Colonel Gaddafi are now arguing about who should get which posts in a new interim government.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebels 'find new Gaddafi home'

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 18:39

National Transitional Council fighters have entered a house they claim belongs to the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's birth village of Abu Hadi.
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New offensive on pro-Gaddafi city

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 12:59

Forces of the Libyan transitional government launch what a front-line commander says is their final assault on the pro-Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte.
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Hundreds of civilians flee Sirte

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 17:35

Hundreds of residents flee the Libyan city of Sirte as transitional authority forces observe a ceasefire in their battle for Muammar Gaddafi's birthplace.
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VIDEO: Hundreds of residents flee Sirte

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 15:30

The BBC's Jonathan Head reports on the streams of civilians that are fleeing the besieged Libyan city of Sirte, ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi's birthplace.
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Sirte medical needs 'desperate'

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 7:13

A Red Cross team visits the Libyan city of Sirte, still held by Gaddafi loyalists, and reports a desperate need for medicines as fighting continues.
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VIDEO: Libya: Sirte medical needs 'dire'

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 6:28

People in the besieged Libyan city of Sirte are in desperate need of medical aid, the International Red Cross has warned.
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Deadly legacy of Gaddafi landmines

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 1:13

The Gaddafi landmines still killing civilians in Libya
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VIDEO: Libyan children killed and maimed by mines

Friday, September 30th 2011, 21:54

Unexploded bombs and landmines planted by Colonel Gaddafi's forces as their last line of defence are continuing to claim many lives.
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Libyan forces take Sirte airport

Friday, September 30th 2011, 10:34

Forces loyal to Libya's transitional authorities take the airport in Sirte, the birthplace of fugitive leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: Libya to revise its school curriculum

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 14:24

During the 42 years of Colonel Gaddafi's rule, Libya's education system became the testing ground for the many ideological whims of its leader.
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