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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.

World news related to Libya – overview

Libya: news

Call to plan post-Gaddafi Libya

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 13:38
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges the UN and other world bodies to plan for a post-Gaddafi Libya, as the alliance steps up its campaign.
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VIDEO: Was Gaddafi's golf buggy Nato target?

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 13:00
related places: Tripoli

Wyre Davies looks around a nature reserve outside Tripoli that has come under Nato attack.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi defiant as bombs hit Tripoli

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 22:02
related places: Tripoli

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to remain in the country "dead or alive" in an audio message on state TV.
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Gaddafi 'will fight to the death'

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 20:28

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi vows to remain in the country "dead or alive" in an audio message broadcast on state TV.
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Explosions shake Libyan capital

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 15:41
related places: Tripoli

Huge explosions rock the Libyan capital, Tripoli, during a series of air strikes by low-flying Nato jets.
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Tall tales in Tripoli?

Monday, June 6th 2011, 19:55

Libyan propaganda and the child 'air raid victim' that wasn't
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VIDEO: Was Libyan baby injured in Nato strike?

Monday, June 6th 2011, 13:16

As Nato's campaign continues in Libya, Tripoli has been accused of staging events in order to deliberately mislead the media.
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Libyan 'rape victim' heads to US

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 21:57
related countries: United States United States

Libyan Eman al-Obeidi, who said she was raped by Col Gaddafi's supporters, has left eastern Libya for the US, according to her sister.
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Hague in Libya to talk to rebels

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 18:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary William Hague and Libya's National Transitional Council have discussed a political roadmap for the future of Libya during Mr Hague's visit to rebel-held Benghazi.
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UK helicopters in Libya attacks

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 13:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Apache attack helicopters have been used in Libya for the first time, as Foreign Secretary William Hague visits rebel-held Benghazi in the east of the country.
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High hopes

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 15:46

Libyan rebels in Misrata await Apache helicopter support
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VIDEO: On the road with Misrata's rebel army

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 14:17

Libya: David Loyn on the road with Misrata's rebel army as they prepare to take advantage of any new Nato offensive.
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Qatar deports Libya 'rape victim'

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 22:30
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Libyan woman Eman al-Obeidi, who said she was raped by Col Gaddafi's supporters, is deported from Qatar to eastern Libya, UN officials say.
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VIDEO: No let up in UN bombing raids of Libya

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 12:41

United Nations investigators have accused government forces in Libya of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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VIDEO: Is Nato's strategy working in Libya?

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 5:32

On Wednesday, Nato extended its campaign in Libya for another 90 days. But questions are being asked about its effectiveness.
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VIDEO: Libya: UN lays blame for war crimes

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 0:24
related places: Tripoli

More reports of explosions in Benghazi and Tripoli as the UN releases a report blaming both sides for war crimes during the Libyan conflict.
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UN Libya team accuses both sides

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 22:57

UN investigators accuse Libyan government forces of war crimes, but say there is evidence of opposition abuses as well.
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VIDEO: Libyan oil minister: Why I left

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 20:17

Former Libyan oil minister Shukri Ghanem has said he chose to defect because the ongoing bloodshed in Libya was "unbearable" and made his position untenable.
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Explosion rocks hotel in Benghazi

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 18:38

A large explosion is reported outside a hotel in Benghazi, the rebel stronghold in eastern Libya, with one rebel officer reportedly killed.
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Nato extends its mission in Libya

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 17:45

Nato announces an extension of its mission in Libya by a further 90 days, as the country's oil minister confirms his defection to the rebels.
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Nato raids 'killed 700 civilians'

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 23:06

The Libyan government says Nato air raids have killed more than 700 civilians.
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VIDEO: Senior army officers abandon Gadaffi

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 14:25
related countries: Italy Italy

Eight senior Libyan army officers appear on Italian television to announce their defection from Colonel Gaddafi's forces.
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Zuma's Libya visit 'inconclusive'

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 4:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Tripoli

Talks between South Africa's President Zuma and Col Gaddafi in Tripoli end with no announcement of progress towards a peaceful resolution of Libya's conflict.
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Unjust deserts

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 1:50
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger flooded with migrants escaping Libya
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VIDEO: Remembering Tim Hetherington

Monday, May 30th 2011, 22:58

Journalist Sebastian Junger has described his "numb horror" at the loss of his friend and collaborator, photographer Tim Hetherington, who was killed on assignment in Libya.
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VIDEO: Bangladeshi workers stranded in Libya

Monday, May 30th 2011, 20:35
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi workers are currently stranded in Libya, many in conflict-zones, leaving family members thousand of miles away concerned for their safety.
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Eight Libya officers join rebels

Monday, May 30th 2011, 20:21
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Tripoli

Eight Libyan officers abandon Col Gaddafi and urge other soldiers to back the rebels, as South Africa's president goes to Tripoli on a peace mission.
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Jacob Zuma in Libya peace mission

Monday, May 30th 2011, 18:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African President Jacob Zuma meets Col Gaddafi in Tripoli to find a diplomatic solution to Libya's conflict, as eight top army officers defect.
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RAF to get Libya 'bunker busters'

Sunday, May 29th 2011, 13:19

The addition of 2,000lb "bunker busting" bombs to the weaponry of the Royal Air Force is set to boost capabilities for missions over Libya, the Ministry of Defence says.
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RAF jets hit Gaddafi's compound

Saturday, May 28th 2011, 16:36

RAF jets and other Nato forces strike a command and control centre where Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi sometimes lives.
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VIDEO: G8 Leaders: Gaddafi should go

Friday, May 27th 2011, 18:50

Some of the world's richest countries have called on Libya's Colonel Gadaffi to stand down
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G8 leaders call on Gaddafi to go

Friday, May 27th 2011, 15:23
related countries: France France, United States United States

World leaders at the G8 summit in France issue a joint call for the embattled Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to step down.
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UK Apaches to join Libya mission

Friday, May 27th 2011, 13:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to send four Apache attack helicopters to join the mission in Libya, amid intelligence suggesting Col Muammar Gaddafi is "on the run".
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Tunisian clashes 'destroy camp'

Friday, May 27th 2011, 13:21
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

A camp in Tunisia for people fleeing the conflict in Libya is nearly completely destroyed in deadly clashes also involving local residents, the UN says.
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VIDEO: On board France's flagship vessel

Friday, May 27th 2011, 12:34
related countries: France France

France has been at the forefront of recent military action in Libya and its flagship vessel, the Charles de Gaulle, is currently positioned as an assault ship.
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Sarkozy offers Gaddafi 'options'

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 21:36
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy tells journalists at the G8 summit in France that "all options are open" if Libya's leader steps down quickly.
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Global banks held Libyan assets

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 23:01

Some of the biggest financial institutions in the world held billions of dollars of Libyan state funds, a leaked report reveals.
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'No let up' on Gaddafi - Obama

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 22:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tripoli

US President Barack Obama says there will be "no let up" in pressure against Col Muammar Gaddafi, after overnight Nato attacks rocked Tripoli.
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Tripoli attacked for second night

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 11:19
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Tripoli

Nato air strikes hit targets in the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, but Russia condemns the strategy as a violation of the UN resolution.
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Libya Typhoon pilots disciplined

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:15

Two fighter jet pilots based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire are sent home from operations over Libya for "inappropriate behaviour".
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'No decision' on UK helicopters

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 23:48
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

No decision has been made on whether to deploy UK Apache helicopters to Libya, the government says, contradicting claims by a French minister.
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The Libyan connection

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 18:28
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Why

Why the muted US backing for Syrian protests?
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VIDEO: Nato pounds Tripoli targets

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 14:16
related places: Tripoli

Nato has carried out some of its heaviest air strikes so far on the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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US moves closer to Libya rebels

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 11:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US official Jeffrey Feltman says Libya's rebels will open an office in Washington, after the heaviest night of Nato raids on the capital Tripoli so far.
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