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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

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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Nato steps up Libya air strikes

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 9:04
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

Nato launches some of its biggest air strikes yet on Libya's capital Tripoli, with UK and French attack helicopters also set to join the campaign.
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VIDEO: Libya 'echoes' Iraq campaign

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 8:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

The former head of the British army, General Lord Richard Dannatt, has told BBC HARDtalk that Nato's operations in Libya are reminiscent of the campaign in Baghdad in 2003.
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VIDEO: Nato strikes rock Libyan capital

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 3:24
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

Nato launches some of its biggest air strikes yet on Libya's capital Tripoli, with UK and French attack helicopters also set to join the campaign.
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Allies in Libya 'helicopter' move

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 23:41
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France says it is being joined by Britain in deploying attack helicopters to take part in Nato strikes in Libya to increase pressure on Col Gaddafi.
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US official visits Libyan rebels

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 15:27
related countries: United States United States

The most senior American diplomat yet to visit the rebels in Libya, US Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman is holding talks in Benghazi.
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'Forced to gang-rape'

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 12:16

Captured Libyan soldiers tell of campaign of abuse in Misrata
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VIDEO: Inside a Libyan rebel training camp

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 6:11

In the rebel stronghold of Benghazi troops are finishing their training before being sent off to the front line.
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EU opens Libya office in Benghazi

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 18:52

The European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton opens an EU office in the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi.
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VIDEO: Desert hideout for Libyan rebels

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 13:29

Rebel forces continue to fight against Colonel Gaddafi's troops in the east of Libya, with no sign of an end to the conflict despite Nato strikes.
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Captured in Misrata

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 9:59

Fears of Gaddafi soldiers held after Libyan port battle
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Toughing it out

Friday, May 20th 2011, 21:25
related places: Tripoli

Life goes on in Tripoli streets despite Nato's Libya campaign
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US examines legality of Libya war

Friday, May 20th 2011, 15:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

The US state department is examining how to legally continue its participation in the Nato-led bombing of Libya after Friday.
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VIDEO: On the frontline with Libyan rebels

Friday, May 20th 2011, 13:25
related places: Tripoli

Nato aircraft have hit eight warships in the Libyan ports of Tripoli, Al Khums and Sirte, but despite the help from Nato the rebels' progress remains slow, as Andrew Harding reports.
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Libyan troops 'shot photographer'

Friday, May 20th 2011, 11:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK-based South African photographer Anton Hammerl was shot dead in Libya by pro-Gaddafi forces, his family say.
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VIDEO: Nato strikes hit Gaddafi warships

Friday, May 20th 2011, 6:49
related places: Tripoli

Nato air strikes have hit eight warships belonging to Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces in co-ordinated raid on Tripoli, Al Khums and Sirte.
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Nato strikes hit Libya warships

Friday, May 20th 2011, 3:55

Nato air strikes hit eight pro-Gaddafi ships in co-ordinated attacks on three Libyan ports, says the alliance.
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Defending Misrata

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 17:22

The Libyan footballer taking on Gaddafi's forces
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Libya releases four journalists

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 18:44

The Libyan government says it has freed four foreign journalists detained for illegally entering the country, amid the uprising by rebels.
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We need money says Libyan rebel

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 17:59

Western governments are "strangling" the rebel movement in Libya, according to leading dissident Dr Ali Tarhouni.
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Libyan oil minister 'defects'

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 23:22
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem crosses into Tunisia, amid reports that he has become the latest senior Libyan official to defect.
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Russia warns Libya over civilians

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 15:52
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russia tells Libyan envoys that Tripoli must stop using force killing against civilians and fully comply with UN resolutions.
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Siege lifted?

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 7:39

Misrata breathes again as Libyan rebels gains ground
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VIDEO: Nato strikes 'hit police HQ' in Tripoli

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 6:03
related places: Tripoli

The latest air strikes on the Libyan capital Tripoli have struck the police headquarters in the city according to the government's spokesman.
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Pursuing Gaddafi

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 5:31

How will international court moves affect Libya crisis?
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VIDEO: Misrata celebrates among the ruins

Monday, May 16th 2011, 22:27

Residents of the Libyan city of Misrata welcome news the ICC chief prosecutor is seeking Colonel Gaddafi's arrest.
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ICC seeks Gaddafi arrest warrant

Monday, May 16th 2011, 19:16

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor seeks the arrest of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, his son and brother-in-law for crimes against humanity.
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World's policeman?

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 23:45
related countries: Syria Syria

Why UN acted in Libya and Ivory Coast but not Syria
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Fox supports Libya mission call

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 17:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defence Secretary Liam Fox says he agrees with the head of the Armed Forces that Nato needs to intensify its campaign in Libya.
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VIDEO: Fox supports call to widen Libya targets

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 6:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Defence Secretary Liam Fox has indicated he agrees with the head of the armed forces that Nato needs to intensify its campaign in Libya.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi releases new audio tape

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 4:56

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague says he'll soon be seeking arrest warrants for three senior Libyan leaders. Colonel Gaddafi is expected to be amongst them.
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US disappoints Libya rebel envoys

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 1:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House stops short of granting Libya's rebel council full diplomatic recognition, as Col Gaddafi taunts Nato saying he is beyond its reach.
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Nato 'cannot reach me' - Gaddafi

Friday, May 13th 2011, 20:54

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says he is in a place where Nato bombs "cannot reach", as fresh explosions rock the capital Tripoli.
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Forced to fight?

Friday, May 13th 2011, 6:41

Fears of forced conscription and tribalism in Libyan capital
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Nato in new raid on Gaddafi base

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 18:57
related places: Tripoli

Nato air strikes again target Col Muammar Gaddafi's compound, hours after Libyan state TV showed footage purportedly of the leader in Tripoli.
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White House invites Libyan rebel

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 17:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress, White House

Mahmoud Jibril, the president of a Libyan opposition group, is to meet senior US officials and members of Congress, the White House says.
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UK offers office to Libya rebels

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 12:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Libyan rebel leaders are invited by Prime Minister David Cameron to set up a formal office in London, as fighting against Col Gaddafi continues.
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First Gaddafi footage in two weeks

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 1:07
related places: Tripoli

Libyan state TV shows Col Muammar Gaddafi meeting tribal leaders in Tripoli - in what would be his first public appearance in nearly two weeks.
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Libya rebels 'take key airport'

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 23:48

Libyan rebels say they have captured the airport in the besieged city of Misrata, driving back troops loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: Nato chief rejects Libya stalemate

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 23:12

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has says "substantial progress" is being made in Libya amid claims of a military stalemate.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi appears on Libyan state TV

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 23:03

Libyan state television has shown footage of Col Muammar Gaddafi said to be filmed on Wednesday 11 May.
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VIDEO: How will Nato move forward in Libya?

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 16:44

Nato says it is hitting the Libyan government's command and control centres, but insists it is not targeting Colonel Gaddafi.
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EU to open aid office in Benghazi

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 10:47

The EU will open an office in the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi to improve the flow of aid, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says.
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VIDEO: What has become of Col Gaddafi?

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 5:55

Six weeks after Nato took control of military operations in Libya, Colonel Gaddafi's whereabouts are still unknown.
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