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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

Gaddafi's spy chief 'is captured'

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 20:44

Col Gaddafi's spy chief Abdullah al-Sanussi has been seized by fighters, Libyan officials say, a day after Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's capture.
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Fair trial pledge for Gaddafi son

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 13:36
related countries: Niger Niger
related places: Islam

The prime minister of Libya's interim government vows a fair trial for Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam after his capture while trying to flee to Niger.
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VIDEO: Impact of an end to Gaddafi era

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 22:32

Libyan leaders have told David Cameron that Saif al-Islam will face justice in line with international standards, but what impact will his capture have on Libya's future?
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Gaddafi's son captured in Libya

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 20:46

Saif al-Islam, the fugitive son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been captured and will face a fair trial, the prime minister says.
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VIDEO: Saif's role in Gaddafi regime

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 12:35

Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam has been captured, officials from Libya's interim government have said.
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VIDEO: Libya weapons 'unaccounted for'

Friday, November 18th 2011, 18:14

Almost a month after Libya was declared "liberated", the international community is concerned about the number of weapons still unaccounted for.
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On the trail of Libya's missing missiles

Friday, November 18th 2011, 13:36

On the trail of lost weaponry in post-revolutionary Libya
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Cain slip blamed on lack of sleep

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 15:52

Republican candidate Herman Cain's campaign says his stumble on an interview question about Libya, which has gone viral, was due to lack of sleep.
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VIDEO: Herman Cain stumbles in Libya remarks

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:11
related countries: United States United States

US Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain struggles to answer when the editors of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ask if he agreed with President Obama's policies toward Libya.
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Libyan factions in deadly clashes

Monday, November 14th 2011, 16:47

Several days of fighting between rival factions outside the Libyan coastal city of Zawiya leave at least seven people dead, reports say.
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Libya oil production 'recovering'

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 14:20

Libya raises crude oil output to 600,000 barrels a day and expects to reach pre-war levels of 1.6m a day by the end of 2012.
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VIDEO: Tripoli war cemetery left unscathed

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 11:06
related places: Tripoli

The representative of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Libya has praised all sides in the recent fighting for not damaging the graves of fallen war heroes in Tripoli.
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AUDIO: War and remembrance in Tripoli

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 8:26
related places: Tripoli

The BBC's Karen Allen reports from the Remembrance Day Service in Tripoli.
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'Torture threat' for Libya ex-PM

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 18:25

Tunisia should halt plans to extradite back home Libyan ex-PM Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi as he is at risk of torture, says Human Rights Watch.
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Niger's army 'intercepts' convoy

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 17:19
related countries: Mali Mali, Niger Niger

Niger's military has killed 13 people after intercepting a heavily armed convoy travelling through a remote desert region from Libya towards Mali, security sources say.
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Tunisia to extradite Libya ex-PM

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 17:47
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Tunis

An appeals court in Tunis approves the extradition back to Libya of ex-Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi.
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'Illegal' Libya fishing concerns

Monday, November 7th 2011, 1:40

Evidence is emerging of unregulated and probably illegal fishing for the lucrative and endangered bluefin tuna in Libyan waters this year, with EU vessels suspected.
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VIDEO: Libyans celebrate Eid after Gaddafi

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 11:58
related places: Tripoli

Libyans celebrate Muslim festival of Eid for the first time since Colonel Gaddafi was killed. BBC Correspondent Karen Allen reports from St Martyr's Square in Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Hundreds of Libyan prisoners freed

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 5:49

In Libya, the National Transitional Council is releasing hundreds of prisoners, many suspected Gaddafi loyalists, ahead of a major religious festival.
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Gaddafi son Saif 'trying to flee'

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 21:08

International prosecutors say Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, may be trying to flee Libya with the help of mercenaries.
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UN concern over Libyan weapons

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 4:30

The United Nations Security council expresses concern over the fate of the massive weapons stockpile built up in Libya under Col Gaddafi.
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Libya appoints academic as new PM

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 0:02
related places: Tripoli

Libya's interim authorities name Tripoli-based academic Abdurrahim al-Keib as the new prime minister, days after declaring the country "liberated".
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Counting the cost in Libya

Monday, October 31st 2011, 18:34

How many civilians lost their lives in Nato air strikes in Libya?
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Nato head hails mission in Libya

Monday, October 31st 2011, 15:26

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance is proud to have helped Libya during the recent uprising, as its mission is wrapped up.
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Libyan militia 'terrorise' town

Monday, October 31st 2011, 12:23

Militias from the Libyan city of Misrata are "terrorising" displaced residents of the town of Tawargha over their alleged loyalty to Muammar Gaddafi, Human Rights Watch says.
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Looted Libyan treasure 'in Egypt'

Monday, October 31st 2011, 8:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A collection of ancient coins known as the Treasure of Benghazi, looted during the Libyan uprising, might have turned up in Egypt, Libya's leaders say.
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VIDEO: Nato formally ends Libya mission

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 22:49

Nato will formally end its mission in Libya on Monday after flying thousands of missions over the last seven months.
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UK military starting Libya return

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 6:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British military personnel are starting to return home from their Libyan mission after receiving congratulations from the defence secretary for a "job well done".
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Malians pray for Muammar Gaddafi

Friday, October 28th 2011, 17:00
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Bamako

Thousands of Muslims in Mali's capital, Bamako, hold a special prayer service for killed ex-Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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Prosecutors contact Gaddafi son

Friday, October 28th 2011, 16:48

International prosecutors are in "informal contact" with slain Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, who is wanted for war crimes.
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VIDEO: Nato's 'job is done' in Libya

Friday, October 28th 2011, 13:30

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen confirms that the alliance will end its air campaign over Libya on 31 October, following the decision of the UN Security Council to lift the no-fly zone and end military action to protect civilians.
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UN votes to end Libya operations

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 21:28

The UN Security Council votes to end seven months of international military action in Libya, carried out under a mandate to protect civilians.
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Sudan 'supported Libyan rebels'

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 22:13
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Bashir

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir says his country gave military support to those in Libya who took up arms against their leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: What now for Gaddafi supporters?

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 20:51

Former supporters of Col Gaddafi are keeping a low profile - fearful for their future in the new Libya.
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Sirte blasted back into Dark Ages

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 14:15

Questions over future of Gaddafi home town bombed to bits
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Libya asks Nato to extend mission

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 12:12

The head of Libya's transitional authorities has called for Nato to extend its mission in Libya until the end of the year.
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Libya spy chief in torture claim

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 10:50

Panorama finds fresh evidence that Col Gaddafi's former spy chief who fled to Britain in March personally tortured political prisoners in Libya.
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Gaddafi burial: End of gruesome show

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 21:27

Grisly show of Gaddafi body is over but Libya's challenges remain
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Gaddafi 'buried in Libya desert'

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 18:23

The bodies of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son and defence minister were buried in a secret location in the desert at dawn, officials say.
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VIDEO: Secret burial for Gaddafi and son

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 16:09

Colonel Gaddafi has been buried with his son, Muatassim, in a secret location in the Libyan desert, according to the country's National Transitional Council.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi and son buried in desert

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 10:59

The bodies of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son and defence minister were buried in a secret location in the desert at dawn, officials say.
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Libya fuel tank blast 'kills 50'

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 10:24

An explosion at a fuel tank in the Libyan city of Sirte leaves at least 50 dead and many injured, officials and local residents say.
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Gaddafi loyalists 'were executed'

Monday, October 24th 2011, 21:35

The bodies of 53 Gaddafi supporters are found outside a hotel in the city of Sirte after apparently being executed, a rights group says.
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VIDEO: People start to return to Sirte

Monday, October 24th 2011, 18:11

The bodies of 53 Gaddafi loyalists have been found at a hotel in the Libyan city of Sirte after apparently being executed, a human rights group says.
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Gaddafi death to be investigated

Monday, October 24th 2011, 14:57

Libya's new authorities have announced an investigation into the killing of former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi last week.
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VIDEO: Jibril: I wish Gaddafi was alive

Monday, October 24th 2011, 12:02

Libyan Prime Minister Jibril tells Stephen Sackur that he wishes Gaddafi were alive to answer questions.
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