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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

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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AUDIO: Tales from inside Libyan siege town of Sirte

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 11:32

Part of Hana Saleh's family managed to escape war-torn Sirte, in Libya, and she told Radio 5 live about the conditions they experienced.
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VIDEO: Migrants return home from Libya

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 5:46

Many migrants who left their countries for Libya have returned home after fleeing the conflict there.
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VIDEO: Political power battles in new Libya

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 22:35
related places: Tripoli

As the process of forming a new government in Libya looks to be delayed until the entire country is liberated, the BBC's Allan Little reports from Tripoli on its chances for democracy.
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Worries grow for Libyan civilians

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 21:27

Western officials express growing fears for tens of thousands of civilians caught in fierce fighting in Libya's remaining pro-Gaddafi strongholds.
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Islamists seek new role in Libya

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 21:12

Libya's Islamists keen to dispel doubts over their past ties
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VIDEO: Rocket fire exchanged in Sirte

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 20:48

There has been heavy fighting in the Libyan city of Sirte, where armed supporters of the transitional authorities are facing strong resistance from Gaddafi loyalists.
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Heavy fighting in Gaddafi bastion

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 15:50

Heavy fighting continues in the Libyan city of Sirte, where anti-Gaddafi troops are facing strong resistance from loyalists.
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Libya sailors among navy job cuts

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 7:30

Sailors who took part in the Libya campaign will be among hundreds of Royal Navy personnel to learn they are being made redundant later this week.
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Libya fighters enter Gaddafi city

Monday, September 26th 2011, 17:46

Libyan fighters breach Colonel Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte from the east, as they push to conquer one of the last remaining loyalist strongholds.
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VIDEO: Libya: Net closes in on Sirte

Monday, September 26th 2011, 15:29

The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from inside the boundary of Sirte, as armed forces loyal to Libya's National Transitional Council surround the Gaddafi stronghold.
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Libya seeks partners for rebuilding

Monday, September 26th 2011, 14:29

Libya opens bidding for reconstruction projects
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Oil firm resumes Libya operations

Monday, September 26th 2011, 13:50
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian firm Eni restarts oil extraction at a vital Libyan oil field, as fighting continues around Col Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte.
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