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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

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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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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