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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

Iran leader cancels Africa visit

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 7:08
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cancels his trip to an African Union summit in Libya, without giving any reason.
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Gaddafi no-show angers Italians

Friday, June 12th 2009, 19:25
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian parliament calls off a conference with visiting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi after he failed to turn up after two hours.
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Students protest at Gaddafi visit

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 16:37
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian students heckle Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi as he goes to take part in a debate at Rome University.
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Gaddafi begins first Italy visit

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 21:07
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has arrived in Rome on his first visit to Italy, Libya's former colonial ruler.
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Libya given migrant patrol boats

Friday, May 15th 2009, 10:38
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy gives Libya three patrol boats as part of an agreement aimed at combating the flow of illegal migrants.
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Italy turns rescued migrants back

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 16:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy sends more than 200 migrants straight back to Libya after they were rescued in the Mediterranean.
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Bid to transfer Lockerbie bomber

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 13:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

The Libyan authorities make a request to transfer the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing out of Scotland.
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Ghana Christian leaves Libya jail

Friday, May 1st 2009, 11:51
related countries: Ghana Ghana

A Ghanaian man who was imprisoned in Libya eight years ago for distributing Christian material is freed.
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UK and Libya make prisoner deal

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 13:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie, Tripoli

Britain signs a prisoner exchange deal in Tripoli which could allow the Lockerbie bomber to be transferred to a Libyan jail.
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Gaddafi sues Swiss over detention

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 12:00
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Libya is to sue the Swiss authorities and demand compensation over the arrest last year of Colonel Gaddafi's son, Hannibal.
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Niger and rebels 'agree to peace'

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 23:02
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger opens ground-breaking talks in Libya with Tuareg rebels the country previously refused to recognise.
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Libya migrant search called off

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 10:20

The search for survivors from a migrant boat that sank off Libya has ended with more than 230 presumed dead, an official says.
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Hundreds feared drowned off Libya

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 15:28

More than 200 African migrants are feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya in high winds.
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Gaddafi condemns Africa democracy

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 17:04

Libya's leader Col Gaddafi, the new African Union leader, says multi-party democracy leads to bloodshed in Africa.
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AU summit extended amid split

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 11:01
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United States United States
related places: Africa

An African Union summit is extended into a fourth day after becoming mired in division over a plan for a United States of Africa.
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Gaddafi vows to push Africa unity

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 19:17

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi vows to pursue his vision of a United States of Africa, as he is elected chairman of the African Union at a summit Ethiopia.
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Libya's wireless web access leap

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 19:21

Libya's only internet service provider launches its "highly advanced" first commercial wireless network.
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Russia 'plans Mid-East sea bases'

Friday, January 16th 2009, 14:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Yemen Yemen

Russia has decided to establish naval bases in Libya, Syria and Yemen, an official is reported as saying.
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Uganda bars Gaddafi kings' forum

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 9:34
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda blocks a meeting of Africa's royalty led by Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, saying it would be too political.
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Libyan Gaza aid ship turns back

Monday, December 1st 2008, 9:41
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

A Libyan cargo ship carrying humanitarian supplies for the Gaza Strip turns back before reaching the territory.
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Shoot-out in north Lebanon city

Friday, November 21st 2008, 10:19
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

One person is killed and three are wounded in a shoot-out in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, security forces say.
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Lockerbie families claim victory

Friday, November 21st 2008, 9:22
related countries: United States United States

The families of US victims of the 1988 Lockerbie Pan Am bombing claim victory in their quest for justice.
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'Painful' US-Libya era nears end

Monday, November 17th 2008, 14:33
related countries: United States United States

President Bush says a "painful chapter" in US-Libyan ties is almost over after Libya makes a payment to terror attack victims.
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Lockerbie bomber awaits bail fate

Friday, November 14th 2008, 9:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

UK judges are to say whether the Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing can be released for medical reasons.
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US makes first Lockerbie payouts

Monday, November 10th 2008, 1:33
related countries: United States United States

The US hands over $500m in Libyan compensation to families of victims of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing.
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Gaddafi seeks Russia energy pact

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 23:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says he hopes to increase energy ties with Russia, during his first visit since the Soviet era.
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Libya compensates terror victims

Friday, October 31st 2008, 21:31
related countries: United States United States

Libya pays $1.5bn into a US compensation fund for victims of terror attacks blamed on Tripoli in the 1980s.
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Libya 'to pull Swiss bank assets'

Friday, October 10th 2008, 8:58
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Libya is to withdraw an estimated $7m of assets from Swiss banks in a row over the arrest of the Libyan leader's son.
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Deadly catch

Monday, September 29th 2008, 23:43

Migrants risk all to reach Europe from Libyan fishing port
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Deadly blast rocks Lebanese city

Monday, September 29th 2008, 14:15
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

At least five people are killed in a suspected car bomb attack on a military bus in the Lebanese city of Tripoli.
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European hostages 'not in Libya'

Friday, September 26th 2008, 21:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A Libyan official says European tourists kidnapped in Egypt are not in Libya, as was claimed earlier this week.
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Egypt hostages 'moved to Libya'

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 14:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Sudan Sudan

A group of European tourists and their guides kidnapped in Egypt's desert have been moved to Libya, a Sudanese official says.
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US Libya relations in 'new phase'

Saturday, September 6th 2008, 3:51
related countries: United States United States

Relations between the US and Libya have entered a "new phase", says US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
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Rice in talks with Libya's Gaddafi

Friday, September 5th 2008, 20:59

Condoleezza Rice meets Col Gaddafi in Libya in the latest step towards improving relations between the former enemies.
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Rice set for historic Libya visit

Friday, September 5th 2008, 4:18

Condoleezza Rice will meet Libya's Gaddafi in the latest step aimed at improving relations between the former enemies.
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'Mad dog' no more

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 23:13

Profile of Libya's maverick Colonel Muammar Gaddafi
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Rice to make historic Libya visit

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 23:57
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to make a historic first visit to Libya.
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Gaddafi son assault case dropped

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 16:00
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Two servants who accused a son of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, of assaulting them drop their legal action.
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Bolivia's president lands in Iran

Monday, September 1st 2008, 10:41
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Iran Iran

Bolivian President Evo Morales arrives in Tehran for trade talks with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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Gaddafi 'to hand out oil money'

Monday, September 1st 2008, 9:55

Libya's Muammar Gaddafi says oil profits should go directly to citizens amid planned reforms.
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Italy seals Libya colonial deal

Saturday, August 30th 2008, 16:49
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi signs a deal to pay Libya $5bn as part of a deal to resolve colonial-era disputes.
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Africa's royals crown Libya's Gaddafi "king of kings"

Friday, August 29th 2008, 13:00

A meeting of Africa's royalty crowns Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi "king of kings".
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Lockerbie evidence not disclosed

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 21:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie

UK police failed to disclose evidence to the defence of a Libyan man in the Lockerbie trial, the BBC learns.
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