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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

'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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VIDEO: New leaders declare Libya freed

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 21:51

Libya's transitional leaders declare national liberation before a huge, jubilant crowd in Benghazi, where the revolt against Gaddafi began.
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New leaders declare Libya freed

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 20:49

Libya's transitional leaders declare national liberation before a huge, jubilant crowd in Benghazi, where the revolt against Gaddafi began.
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VIDEO: New leaders declare Libya freed

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 18:25

Libya's transitional leaders declare national liberation before a huge, jubilant crowd in Benghazi, where the revolt against Gaddafi began.
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Hague welcomes Libyan liberation

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 18:17

The declaration of national liberation by Libya's transitional government is a "historic victory", Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Libyan PM 'wanted Gaddafi alive'

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 12:32

Libyan acting PM Mahmoud Jibril tells the BBC he wished Col Gaddafi was alive to be tried, as the new leadership is set to declare Libya liberated.
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VIDEO: Jibril on why he is standing down

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 10:25

Libya's acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, has called Libya a model for the Arab Spring.
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VIDEO: Libyan elections in eight months

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 21:39

The first elections since Col Gaddafi's downfall are to be held in Libya within eight months according to the country's acting Prime Minister, Mahmoud Jibril.
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New light shed on Gaddafi death

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 20:28

The Libyan commander whose forces captured Col Gaddafi tells the BBC of the ex-leader's last moments and says he tried to keep him alive.
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VIDEO: Confusion over Gaddafi's death

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 16:33

Libya's acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril says everything is being done to establish the circumstances of Colonel Gaddafi's death.
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Gaddafi burial delayed amid row

Friday, October 21st 2011, 20:14

The burial of Muammar Gaddafi is delayed, amid differences among Libyan officials about what should be done with his body.
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VIDEO: Libya celebrates life after Gaddafi

Friday, October 21st 2011, 14:24
related countries: United States United States

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said Col Gaddafi's death marks the end of a dark chapter in Libya's history, but also opens up new possibilities.
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Gaddafi death 'raises questions'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 13:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A former police officer who was with PC Yvonne Fletcher when she was murdered outside the Libyan embassy in London says Col Gaddafi's death leaves many questions unanswered.
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VIDEO: Jibril: 'Gaddafi hit by crossfire'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 11:05

The bullet wound to Colonel Gaddafi's head, that he received after he was captured, was the cause of crossfire between revolutionary forces and loyalist supporters, according to the Libyan prime minister.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi death 'no form of justice'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 8:07

Jim Swire whose daughter died in the Lockerbie bombing spoke to Breakfast News and said he would have preferred to see the Libyan leader kept alive and forced to face an international criminal court.
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Gaddafi was 'killed in crossfire'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 4:42

Libya's Col Gaddafi was shot dead during a gun battle, the acting prime minister says.
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