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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

Gaddafi son given refuge in Niger

Monday, September 12th 2011, 7:12
related countries: Niger Niger

One of the sons of Libya's fugitive leader is given refuge in neighbouring Niger, while Col Muammar Gaddafi's whereabouts remain unknown.
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VIDEO: Saadi Gaddafi 'arrives in Niger'

Monday, September 12th 2011, 1:00
related countries: Niger Niger

One of the sons of the fugitive Libyan leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, has arrived in neighbouring Niger.
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VIDEO: Roadside graves found in Tripoli

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 21:43
related places: Tripoli

The bodies of as many as 20 people have been found in two roadside graves on the eastern outskirts of Tripoli. You may find some of the images in this report distressing.
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Gaddafi's son 'arrives in Niger'

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 21:36
related countries: Niger Niger

One of the sons of fugitive Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saadi, arrives in neighbouring Niger, Niger's justice minister says.
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Roadside graves found in Tripoli

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 18:06
related places: Tripoli

The corpses of up to 20 people are found in two roadside graves on the outskirts of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Jalil mobbed on arrival to Tripoli

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 10:25
related places: Tripoli

Libya's interim leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil received a warm welcome as he arrived in Tripoli for the first time since Gaddafi's downfall.
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Libyan interim leader in Tripoli

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 4:43
related places: Tripoli

The head of Libya's interim government, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, flies to Tripoli for the first time since anti-Gaddafi forces captured the capital.
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VIDEO: NTC leader arrives in Tripoli

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 20:24
related places: Tripoli

The head of the Libyan National Transitional Council has arrived in the nation's capital, Tripoli, for the first time since Colonel Gaddafi was overthrown.
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G8 pledges $38bn to Arab states

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 15:07

G8 nations pledge billions in aid to reforming Arab countries as the IMF decides to recognise Libya's post-Gaddafi leadership.
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Gaddafi forces resist offensive

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 14:19
related places: Bani Walid

Pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya have been putting up stiff resistance in the Libyan town of Bani Walid, one of four towns still controlled by fighters loyal to the former leader.
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VIDEO: Battle for Bani Walid under way

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 12:17
related places: Bani Walid

Pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya have been putting up fierce resistance in Bani Walid, one of four towns still controlled by loyalist fighters.
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'Battle under way' for Libya town

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 3:02
related places: Bani Walid

Anti-Gaddafi forces in Libya say they are close to capturing the town of Bani Walid, one of four towns still controlled by fighters loyal to the former leader.
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VIDEO: Battle for Bani Walid 'under way'

Saturday, September 10th 2011, 1:13
related places: Bani Walid

Anti-Gaddafi forces in Libya say they are close to capturing the town of Bani Walid, one of four towns still under the control of loyalist fighters.
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VIDEO: Concern over Libya's missing weapons

Friday, September 9th 2011, 21:47
related places: Tripoli

Thousands of highly sophisticated missiles and others weapons have disappeared or been looted from unguarded compounds in Tripoli.
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Libya clashes as deadline looms

Friday, September 9th 2011, 17:11
related places: Bani Walid

Fierce clashes break out around the Libyan towns of Bani Walid and Sirte ahead of a deadline set by anti-Gaddafi forces for loyalists to surrender.
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VIDEO: 'Libya is a sideshow, Syria is the key'

Friday, September 9th 2011, 13:16
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Donald Rumsfeld talks to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about the ongoing unrest in Syria, why he thinks what happens there is of much greater significance to the US than events in Libya, and what should be done.
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High stakes

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 23:02

The race to get Libya's oil flowing again
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Libya interim leaders urge unity

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 22:04

Libya's interim cabinet leader Mahmoud Jibril calls for national unity to rebuild the country, saying the liberation from Col Gaddafi's regime is not complete.
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Rockets fired from Libyan outpost

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 15:46
related places: Bani Walid

Forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi fire rockets from Bani Walid, one of the last strongholds of the fugitive Libyan leader.
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Gaddafi denies fleeing to Niger

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 11:15
related countries: Niger Niger

Fugitive Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi denies reports he has fled to Niger, as officials say he sold 29 tonnes of Libya's gold during April or May.
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VIDEO: Migrants 'mistreated' by Libyan rebels

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 9:06

Nigerians captured by anti Gaddafi forces say they've been beaten, and that their wives--who are being held in a separate jail--have been sexually mistreated by their captures.
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Niger 'cannot close' Libya border

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 22:27
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger's foreign minister says his country's border with Libya cannot be closed to prevent fugitive Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi fleeing south.
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VIDEO: Hundreds locked up in Tripoli prisons

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 22:15
related places: Tripoli

There are fears that a power vacuum is developing in the Libyan capital, Tripoli as the hunt for Colonel Gaddafi continues.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi loyalists 'forced to kill'

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 19:08
related places: Tripoli

In Libya the hunt for Colonel Gaddafi goes on and more harrowing stories are emerging about his regime's last days in Tripoli.
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VIDEO: 'Secret rooms' at Tripoli university

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 15:41
related places: Tripoli

A fully equipped gynaecological operating theatre, bedroom and jacuzzi have been discovered underneath the Green Theatre lecture hall at Tripoli's Fateh University.
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AUDIO: 'I had to run for my life in Tripoli'

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 14:57

West African migrant workers inside Libya have been telling the BBC that they have been subject to harassament and violence following the fall of Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi home video emerges in Libya

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 14:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Home video has emerged that shows Col Gaddafi with members of his family in a tent similar to the one in which he once greeted world leaders, including former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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Desert passage

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 13:17
related countries: Niger Niger

Libyan fugitives take perilous journey into Niger
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VIDEO: Rebels prepare for Bani Walid showdown

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 12:55
related places: Bani Walid

Libyan interim government forces surrounding the Gaddafi-held desert town of Bani Walid are preparing to fight their way into the town after failing to strike a deal with loyalists there.
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Gaddafi aide 'in Niger capital'

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 0:44
related countries: Niger Niger

Col Gaddafi's security chief is among Libyan ex-officials now in Niger, local officials say, as a convoy of Gaddafi loyalists appears to head for the capital.
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VIDEO: Megrahi release was 'over BP oil deal'

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 22:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The former Libyan foreign minister has claimed that the release of Abdul Baset Ali Al Megrahi two years ago was discussed with the British government and linked to a big contract for the oil company BP.
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VIDEO: Would Niger take in Col Gaddafi?

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 18:39
related countries: Niger Niger

A large, heavily armed convoy of vehicles carrying cash and gold has crossed Libya's southern border into neighbouring Niger.
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Gaddafi loyalists flee to Niger

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 17:42
related countries: Niger Niger

A convoy of Gaddafi supporters crosses into Niger from Libya, reportedly with gold and cash, but officials say Col Gaddafi is not travelling in it.
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VIDEO: Rebels poised near Gaddafi stronghold

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 12:55
related places: Bani Walid, Tripoli

Negotiations are continuing over the surrender of the Col Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid, 150km (95 miles) south-east of Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Libya: Gaddafi must 'face justice'

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 10:50
related countries: Niger Niger, United Kingdom United Kingdom

As a convoy of Libyan armoured vehicles is reported to have crossed the country's southern border into the African state of Niger, UK Special Representative to Libya Dominic Asquith tells the BBC's Jeremy Bowen he was sure the Libyan people would wan
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Monday, September 5th 2011, 19:00

David Cameron says claims MI6 was involved in the rendition of Libyan terror suspects will be investigated.
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Uneasy questions

Monday, September 5th 2011, 15:36

Did Britain know about possible mistreatment of detainees in Libya?
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Gaddafi sons 'abandon key town'

Monday, September 5th 2011, 14:41
related places: Bani Walid

Two of Col Gaddafi's sons were until recently in the town of Bani Walid and were blocking its surrender, the BBC has been told.
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VIDEO: Libya rebels in long-range battle

Monday, September 5th 2011, 14:18

The BBC's Paul Wood reports from outside the Libyan town of Sirte, which is still controlled by Gaddafi forces.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi sons have 'left Bani Walid'

Monday, September 5th 2011, 12:07
related places: Bani Walid

As Libyan rebels say negotiations for Bani Walid's surrender have broken down and an assault is imminent, two sons of fugitive Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi who were holed up in the town have now left, according to the head of the interim governm
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Libyan wants UK rendition apology

Monday, September 5th 2011, 10:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

A leader of anti-government forces in Tripoli, Abdel Hakim Belhaj, says he wants an apology from the UK and US for his transfer to a Libyan prison in 2004.
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Gaddafi stronghold talks 'failed'

Monday, September 5th 2011, 3:59
related places: Bani Walid

Anti-Gaddafi forces surrounding the Gaddafi-held town of Bani Walid say talks with the loyalist side have failed, so military options will be considered.
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The Hollywood look

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 23:22
related places: Tripoli

In the chaos of Tripoli, style is still crucial
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