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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.

World news related to Libya – overview

Libya: news

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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Tripoli prison mass grave found

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 19:50
related places: Abu Salim, Tripoli

A mass grave which Libya's interim authorities believe could contain up to 1,270 bodies is found at the notorious Abu Salim prison in Tripoli.
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Fresh attack on pro-Gaddafi city

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 14:52

Libya's interim government forces renew their assault on Sirte, one of the last strongholds of Muammar Gaddafi's loyalists.
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Clashes inside pro-Gaddafi city

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 20:50

Troops loyal to Libya's transition government clash with pro-Gaddafi forces in Sirte, one of the ousted leader's last bastions of support.
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My unexpected trip to a Libyan hospital

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 13:12

Why a part of me will always remain in Libya
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'Luck' played part in Libya war

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 6:19

The overthrow of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi was down to improvisation, innovation and good luck as well as military prowess, a report says.
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VIDEO: Libyan artists celebrate freedom

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 4:48

Jon Leyne visited the Museum of the Crimes of the Dictator in Benghazi, one of the outlets for Libyan artists to express their new found freedom.
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Anti-Gaddafi fighters take Sabha

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 21:04
related countries: Niger Niger
related places: Sabha

Forces loyal to Libya's new government take control of the strategic southern town of Sabha, which straddles the main road south to Niger.
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AUDIO: Life in Tripoli after Gaddafi

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 12:25
related places: Tripoli

Libyans in Tripoli relish their new found freedom and are optimistic about their future.
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Gaddafi forces 'lose oasis towns'

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 11:38

Libya's interim leadership says it has captured key areas in the south but its forces have paused advances on two pro-Gaddafi strongholds.
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Commuting to Libya's front line

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 11:08

Can the essence of war be captured on film?
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Libya 'will try' Fletcher suspect

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 7:28

The last suspect in the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher will be prosecuted in Libya if caught, a member of the country's new government says.
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VIDEO: Treasures survive Libya conflict

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 3:09

During the fighting in Libya, there was concern over the fate of the countries historical treasures.
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AU recognises Libya NTC authority

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 23:54

The African Union recognises Libya's National Transitional Council as the de facto government, as the US says it will re-open its Tripoli embassy.
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VIDEO: Wavering loyalties in Libya

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 20:16

Dozens of families are fleeing Colonel Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte, as fighters loyal to the country's interim council prepare to launch fresh assaults to finally capture the town.
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Anti-Gaddafi graffiti on the walls of Libya

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 0:04

Caricatures of Gaddafi adorn the streets of Benghazi
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Europe 'failing' Libya's refugees

Monday, September 19th 2011, 23:42

European countries have "shamefully failed" to help thousands of refugees stranded near Libya's borders, Amnesty International says.
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Anti-Gaddafi forces move on Sabha

Monday, September 19th 2011, 19:31
related places: Sabha

Anti-Gaddafi forces have captured two key positions close to the southern city of Sabha, says a spokesman for Libya's transitional authorities.
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Battle for Libya city intensifies

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 20:45
related places: Bani Walid

Forces loyal to Libya's interim leadership advance towards the coastal town of Sirte, a pro-Gaddafi stronghold, but are met with heavy fire.
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VIDEO: Libyan migrants claim NTC forces abuse

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 19:40

A BBC investigation has found allegations of abuse against African migrant workers in Libya by fighters allied to the new interim government.
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VIDEO: Rebels battle for key Gaddafi towns

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 12:02
related places: Bani Walid

Troops loyal to ousted Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi have launched fresh attacks around the town of Bani Walid.
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