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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

Fierce fighting close to Tripoli

Monday, June 27th 2011, 9:54

Libyan rebels launch a push towards Tripoli, as war crimes judges are set to decide whether to issue an arrest warrant against Col Gaddafi.
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100 days of war

Monday, June 27th 2011, 9:20

On board with the RAF flying sorties over Libya
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VIDEO: Libya rebels 'ready to discuss peace'

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 7:56
related places: Tripoli

Rebels in eastern Libya have said they are ready to discuss a political settlement with the government in Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Rebels welcome Libyan footballers

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 1:27

Four members of Libya's national football team have defected to the rebels, in a propaganda blow to Colonel Gaddafi.
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AUDIO: Libyan goalkeeper on Gaddafi

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 4:34

Libyan goalkeeper, Juma Gtat, and 16 other leading Libyan football figures have announced their defection to the rebels.
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Top footballers defect in Libya

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 3:54

A group of Libyan football figures, including members of the national team, tell the BBC they have decided to defect to the rebels.
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House vote snubs Obama on Libya

Friday, June 24th 2011, 20:06

The US House of Representatives denies President Obama the authority to wage war in Libya, but rejects a bid to cut off funding for the conflict.
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VIDEO: Libya rebels 'in secret talks'

Friday, June 24th 2011, 17:27
related places: Tripoli

The BBC has learned that the leaders of Libyan rebels are in close contact with an extensive underground network of anti-Gaddafi supporters in the capital Tripoli as they prepare for the fall of the Gaddafi regime
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'Forgotten war'

Friday, June 24th 2011, 14:03

The rebels fighting in Libya's western mountains
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Libya rebels in 'Tripoli talks'

Friday, June 24th 2011, 4:05
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan rebels in the east are in close contact with an underground network of opponents of Col Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli, the BBC has learnt.
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Libya conflict

Friday, June 24th 2011, 1:23
related places: Tripoli

Satellite images show strike damage in central Tripoli
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ICC sets date for Gaddafi ruling

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 16:11

The International Criminal Court says it will decide on Monday whether to issue an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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Nato accused of murder by Gaddafi

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 2:29

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi accuses Nato of murder, two days after members of the family of a close aide were killed in an air strike.
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Libya operations 'cost UK £250m'

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 20:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The cost of UK military operations in Libya has reached £250m so far, government sources say.
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Italy urges Libya fighting halt

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 11:36
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini calls for a suspension of hostilities in Libya to allow humanitarian aid to be brought to the country.
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Road to stalemate?

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 8:21

A guide to the Libya crisis, with Jeremy Bowen
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VIDEO: On the ground with rebel forces in Libya

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 18:44

In Libya, the fight near the port city of Misrata is continuing to rage as forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi fired a rocket attack into the centre of the city.
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Losing hope?

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 15:52
related places: Zlitan

Libya's Zlitan rebels struggle to inch forward
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PM criticises comments over Libya

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron expresses irritation over comments from some military chiefs about the UK's role in the Nato-backed Libya mission.
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Nato loses Libya drone helicopter

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 12:24

Nato says it has lost an unmanned helicopter drone over Libya, as state TV shows images of what it describes as a downed attack helicopter.
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RAF chief in warning over Libya

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 8:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The RAF's ability to deal with future emergencies is under threat if British intervention in Libya continues beyond September, MPs are warned.
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Top Libya rebel holds China talks

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 5:46
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The top foreign affairs figure in Libya's opposition, Mahmud Jibril, arrives in China for talks, as Beijing lifts its profile in the Libya crisis.
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Libya complex 'legitimate target'

Monday, June 20th 2011, 21:18
related places: Tripoli

Nato says its strike on a compound near Tripoli hit a command-and-control centre for Libyan government forces and was a "legitimate military target".
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New Libya raid 'kills civilians'

Monday, June 20th 2011, 20:27
related places: Tripoli

Libyan officials say 15 civilians were killed in a Nato attack, a day after the alliance admitted killing civilians in an air strike on Tripoli.
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Fragile consensus

Monday, June 20th 2011, 16:07

Nato strikes may undermine Libya mission
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Nato admits Tripoli target error

Monday, June 20th 2011, 0:23
related places: Tripoli

Nato admits "a weapons systems failure" may have caused casualties in Sunday's air raid in Libya's capital, as the rebels say they have run out of cash.
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Nato probes Libya 'civilian' raid

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 13:07
related places: Tripoli

Nato is investigating Libyan government claims that it bombed a residential area of the capital, Tripoli, killing several civilians.
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'Nato raid' kills Libya civilians

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 9:33
related places: Tripoli

At least five civilians have died in a Nato air strike that hit a house in the Libyan capital Tripoli, government officials say.
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VIDEO: Nato blamed for Tripoli strike deaths

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 6:53
related places: Tripoli

Several people are reported to have died in a Nato air strike that hit a house in the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to Libyan government officials.
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Obama and Boehner win golf summit

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 21:30
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner team up for a round of golf amid debate over the US budget and military action in Libya.
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Libya 'uses mosques as shields'

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 21:14
related places: Tripoli

Libyan leader Col Gaddafi is accused of using mosques and children's parks as shields, as Nato admits its aircraft mistakenly attacked rebel forces.
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Obama 'ignored' Libya war advice

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 8:28
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama overruled legal advice over continuing the US role in Libya without congressional approval, The New York Times reports.
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Libya PM claims talks with rebels

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 2:16

Libya's prime minister insists his government has been in talks with the rebels, despite firm denials from the other side.
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Fresh Misrata attacks 'kill 10'

Friday, June 17th 2011, 22:11

At least 10 people were killed and 30 wounded when Libyan government forces bombarded targets in the western rebel-held city of Misrata, medics say.
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Clinton 'concern' at rape reports

Friday, June 17th 2011, 1:20
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accuses forces loyal to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi of using rape as a weapon of war.
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'Haunted by deaths'

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 9:14
related places: Tripoli

Libyan mortuary worker tells of Tripoli crackdown
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Tripoli blasts near Gaddafi base

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 6:32
related places: Tripoli

Explosions are heard in the centre of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, in apparent air strikes against Col Gaddafi's compound.
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Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 22:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The White House says President Barack Obama does not need congressional authorisation to engage in the Nato-led mission in Libya.
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VIDEO: Anti-Gaddafi activists speak out

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 17:18
related places: Tripoli

The BBC has obtained rare interviews with members of the Libyan underground opposition in Tripoli where they have described their acts of secret resistance and their willingness to die for the anti-Gaddafi cause.
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Whispers in Tripoli

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 16:00

Daring to defy Gaddafi in Libya's dangerous capital city
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Libya rebels edge west at Misrata

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 2:26
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Libyan rebels fighting to topple Col Muammar Gaddafi edge west from the city of Misrata, while fresh explosions rock the capital Tripoli overnight.
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Canada recognises Libyan rebels

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 20:08
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada recognises a coalition of anti-Gaddafi rebels as the "legitimate representative" of the Libyan people and pledges new humanitarian aid.
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Libya remain 2013 Cup hosts - Caf

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 17:13

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) says Libya are still the hosts of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, but they are watching events there closely.
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'Killing with love'

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 12:10

Libyan rape victims face death to save family 'honour'
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No time limit on Libya - Richards

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 10:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The head of the armed forces says UK operations can continue in Libya as long as necessary - after concerns were raised by the head of the Royal Navy.
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