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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

UK wants Libyan officials to quit

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 9:48
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

UK officials say they want other senior Libyan officials to abandon Col Gaddafi after his foreign minister flees to Britain and resigns.
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VIDEO: Libyan foreign minister flees to UK

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 6:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa is in Britain and "no longer willing" to work for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime, the Foreign Office has said.
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Libya foreign minister 'defects'

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 4:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Libyan FM Moussa Koussa arrives in Britain and "is resigning", the UK Foreign Office says, as rebel fighters are pushed back by Gaddafi forces.
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US 'backs covert Libya rebel aid'

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 1:35
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has secretly authorised covert aid to rebels seeking to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, US reports say.
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VIDEO: Senior Libyan rebel needs 'help'

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 22:39

A senior general in Libya's rebel forces, Major General Suleiman Mahmoud, is calling on allied forces to supply assistance to those fighting Colonel Gaddafi.
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Gaddafi forces push rebels back

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 21:00

Rebels in Libya retreat from their former strongholds under pressure from Colonel Gaddafi's forces, as Libya's foreign minister arrives in London.
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UK to expel five Libyan diplomats

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 19:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK takes steps to expel five Libyan diplomats as the prime minister says he is not ruling out the arming of rebels.
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VIDEO: BBC reporter on the front lines in Libya

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 18:40
related places: Ajdabiya

The BBC's Orla Guerin was travelling with rebel forces near Ajdabiya, when the convey she was with came under attack in an ambush.
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Hague hints at exile for Gaddafi

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 7:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary William Hague hints that the UK might accept Col Gaddafi going into exile as a way of solving the crisis in Libya.
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Obama not ruling out Libya arms

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 0:31
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says he does not rule out arming the rebels in Libya as government forces push them back.
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VIDEO: Libya: Air strikes will continue, says US

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 22:43
related countries: United States United States

Military action against the Libyan regime will continue until Colonel Gaddafi stops his attacks on civilians, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.
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Libya air strikes will go on - US

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 21:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Allied strikes on Libya will continue until its leader, Muammar Gaddafi, meets UN terms, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Gaddafi troops force rebels back

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 18:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Libyan rebels retreat tens of kilometres under pro-Gaddafi attack, as delegates attend a conference in London on Libya's future.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi troops force rebels back

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 15:33

Pro-government forces have intensified attacks on Libyan rebels, forcing them away from Sirte and the key town of Bin Jawad.
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VIDEO: Journalists tour embattled Misrata

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 10:40

Misrata is one of the key battlefields of the Libyan uprising.
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Obama defends Libya intervention

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 9:07
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama defends coalition efforts against pro-Gaddafi forces as justified, but says US involvement in Libya will be limited.
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Mali cheers Gaddafi footballers

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 9:03
related countries: Mali Mali
related places: Bamako

Thousands of Malians cheer Libya's football team, playing in Bamako because of unrest at home, with many fans carrying pro-Gaddafi posters.
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VIDEO: Obama on US role in Libya campaign

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 5:25
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has defended the first war launched under his presidency, insisting US military involvement in Libya will be limited.
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VIDEO: Who are Libya's rebels?

Monday, March 28th 2011, 20:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that the British government is in what he called "proper contact" with rebel leaders in Libya.
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VIDEO: Libya rebels fight for Sirte road

Monday, March 28th 2011, 18:50
related places: Tripoli

Libyan rebels battle government troops for control of the road to Sirte, Col Gaddafi's birthplace and a key step towards Tripoli.
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UK and France 'drop Gaddafi' call

Monday, March 28th 2011, 18:43
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain and France are calling upon supporters of Libya's Colonel Gaddafi to "drop him before it is too late".
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Libya rebels fight for Sirte road

Monday, March 28th 2011, 17:32

Libyan rebels battle government troops for control of the road to Sirte, Col Gaddafi's birthplace and a key step towards Tripoli.
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Libya raids hit Gaddafi hometown

Monday, March 28th 2011, 13:30

Coalition air raids hit Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's birthplace of Sirte, the next target for westward-advancing rebels.
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VIDEO: Nato 'is impartial' in Libya

Monday, March 28th 2011, 10:19

The secretary general of Nato has insisted that it is "impartial" and forces in Libya will not arm the rebels to attack Col Gaddafi.
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Italy migrant influx intensifies

Monday, March 28th 2011, 9:53
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

Nearly 2,000 African migrants, including many from Libya, arrive on Italy's tiny Lampedusa island in just 24 hours.
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Nato assumes leadership on Libya

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 21:46

Nato says it has agreed to take over full command of the military operation that is enforcing UN resolutions on Libya.
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Libyan rebels sweeping westwards

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 18:25

Libyan rebels recapture four more coastal towns as they advance swiftly towards Colonel Gaddafi's heartland.
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Libyan migrants arrive in Italy

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 17:33
related countries: Italy Italy, Tunisia Tunisia

Boats from Libya are beginning to arrive in southern Italy, where resources have already been stretched by an earlier influx of Tunisian migrants.
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VIDEO: Clinton: 'There is no perfect option'

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 16:21
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defence Robert Gates have been speaking on American television about the situation in Libya.
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Libyan rebels 'agree oil deal'

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 16:08
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Libyan rebels say they have signed an oil contract with Qatar to export and market oil from rebel-held territory.
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VIDEO: Libyan rebels sweeping westwards

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 12:36

Rebel forces in Libya have made rapid progress as they push towards the capital Tripoli, with another town captured in the last few hours.
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'No arms' for Libya rebels - Fox

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 11:11

Coalition countries will not supply arms to anti-Gaddafi rebels, Defence Secretary Liam Fox tells the BBC.
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French jets strike Gaddafi planes

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 8:09
related countries: France France

French fighter jets destroy five Libyan air force planes and two helicopters near the rebel-held town of Misrata, and overnight air strikes continue.
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Libyan rebels advance westwards

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 23:41
related places: Ajdabiya

Libyan rebels press on west to the town of Brega after recapturing the strategic oil town of Ajdabiya from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces.
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Cyprus youth remember their dead

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 22:42
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

As the fighting in Libya continues, teenagers from the Greek and Turkish communities on Cyprus unite to commemorate those lost on their island's conflict decades ago.
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Libyan rebels recapture key town

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 18:09
related places: Ajdabiya

Libyan rebels backed by allied air raids have recaptured the strategic oil town of Ajdabiya from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces.
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Gaddafi may seek revenge - Clarke

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 15:23

Britain has a real interest in stopping Col Gaddafi staying in power in Libya and seeking revenge, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke says.
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VIDEO: Libya rebels recapture Ajdabiya

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 14:35
related places: Ajdabiya

Libyan rebels, backed by coalition air-strikes, have retaken the strategic town of Ajdabiya from forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi. It's the first town to fall back into rebel hands since the allied attacks began a week ago.
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AUDIO: BBC accused of lack of objectivity in Libya

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 11:05

The BBC's John Simpson uncovers confusion over claims of a coalition 'attack' on Libyan civilians.
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Explosions shake Libyan capital

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 7:41
related places: Tripoli

Several large explosions are heard in the Libyan capital Tripoli on a seventh night of bombardment by international forces.
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The Gaddafi story

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 1:03

The many faces of Libya's unpredictable leader
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VIDEO: Nato control deal finessed by EU

Friday, March 25th 2011, 22:33
related countries: United States United States

Countries involved in the military coalition over Libya have been finessing a deal to transfer political control of their campaign to Nato, trying to move all military operations, from the US-led campaign.
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Libyan leader 'arming volunteers'

Friday, March 25th 2011, 19:51
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Ajdabiya

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is reportedly arming volunteers to fight the uprising against his rule, a US official says.
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