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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

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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Nato renews Tripoli bombardment

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 18:10

Nato carries out more air raids on the Libyan capital as UN aid chief Valerie Amos calls for a pause in hostilities to ease the humanitarian crisis.
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VIDEO: 'Civilians still under fire in Libya'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 11:20

As Tripoli is hit by the heaviest Nato air strikes in weeks, reports say that at least four sites were hit including what is thought to be a military intelligence agency
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Libya rebels 'push back troops'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 3:31
related places: Tripoli

Rebels in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata say they have pushed pro-Gaddafi troops back from its outskirts towards the capital, Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Heavy explosions rock Tripoli

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 2:25
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan capital Tripoli has experienced a series of heavy blasts and gunfire by what is thought to be Nato air missile strikes.
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Libya rape claim woman in Tunisia

Monday, May 9th 2011, 10:14
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Eman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman who claimed to have been raped by Gaddafi supporters, has escaped to Tunisia.
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VIDEO: Bringing aid by boat to Misrata

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 14:01

Andrew Harding talks to Simon Brooks, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Libya, about his aid mission to the port of Misrata.
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RAF hit Libyan rocket launchers

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 12:54

RAF war planes have destroyed rocket launchers and dozens of Scud-missile containers in Libya, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Mission to Misrata

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 10:38

Aid ferry sets out for besieged Libyan city
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VIDEO: Libyan migrants flee wrecked boat

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 10:24

Italian coastguards have rescued hundreds of Libyan migrants after their boat ran aground on rocks as it approached the island of Lampedusa.
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VIDEO: Fuel supplies targeted in Libya

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 0:12

Fuel supplies in the Libyan city of Misrata have been targeted by government forces, risking aid supplies and its only desalination plant.
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UK warns on Libya-Tunisia border

Friday, May 6th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Office advises against all travel near the Tunisia-Libya border because of attacks by pro-Gaddafi forces.
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Libyan rebels set out 'road map'

Friday, May 6th 2011, 9:38

Libya's opposition sets out to international leaders its plan for the country if and when Colonel Gaddafi falls from power.
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Cats in the crossfire

Friday, May 6th 2011, 7:53
related places: Tripoli

Opposition flag painted on Tripoli's stray animals
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Libya rebels to get foreign funds

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 21:35
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The international Libya contact group agrees to set up a temporary fund to assist Libyan rebels fighting Col Muammar Gaddafi, amid talks in Rome.
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VIDEO: Clearing mines at Misrata port

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 15:38

The Royal Navy has been involved in clearing mines off the Libyan port of Misrata, which they say were laid by pro-Gaddafi forces.
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VIDEO: Misrata's 'life-line to the outside world'

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 11:39

An international aid ship helping to evacuate people from the besieged Libyan port of Misrata has come under rocket attack from government forces.
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VIDEO: Libya summit set to start in Rome

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 5:48
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The International Contact Group on Libya will meet in Rome later to discuss the conflict.
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ICC seeks Libya arrest warrants

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 15:16

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says he will seek three arrest warrants as he investigates crimes against humanity in Libya.
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Turkey calls on Col Gaddafi to go

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 19:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges Col Muammar Gaddafi to step down, in what is said to be a marked change in Turkish policy towards Libya.
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Swiss freeze $1bn from N Africa

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 9:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Switzerland Switzerland, Tunisia Tunisia

Switzerland reveals details of almost $1bn of frozen assets linked to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi and the deposed leaders of Egypt and Tunisia.
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