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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

'No warning' of Libyan US attack

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 1:47
related countries: United States United States

US officials say they had no "actionable intelligence" about last month's attack on their consulate in Libya, on the eve of a congressional hearing.
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Libyan PM forced to stand down

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 22:13

Libya's PM-elect Mustafa Abu Shagur is dismissed from his post, after failing for a second time to win parliamentary approval for a new government.
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Libyan PM drafts 'crisis cabinet'

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 17:12

Libya's Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abu Shagur puts forward an emergency cabinet list, in a second and final attempt to form a government.
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Setback for Libya government plan

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 21:20

Libya's Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abu Shagur suffers a setback after his proposed cabinet fails to win parliamentary approval.
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FBI investigates Libyan attack

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 20:00

The FBI confirms its agents were in Benghazi, Libya, to investigate last month's deadly attack on the consulate there.
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Obama faces new Libya questions

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 8:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

President Obama's administration faces new questions on the Libya consulate attack, amid reports of military preparations to target those behind it.
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VIDEO: Libya's quest to disarm city streets

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 6:57
related places: Tripoli

Hundreds of Libyans have handed in weapons in Benghazi and Tripoli as part of a disarmament drive organised by the army to target militia groups.
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Libyans transfer weapons to army

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 3:41
related places: Tripoli

Hundreds of Libyans hand in weapons in Benghazi and Tripoli as part of a disarmament drive organised by the army to target militia groups.
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Viewpoint: How to disarm Libya's militias

Friday, September 28th 2012, 0:20

How can Libya's many militias be disarmed?
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US reduces staff at Libya embassy

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 23:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tripoli

The US is temporarily removing further staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the state department says.
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Gaddafi 'captor' buried in Libya

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 15:57

One of the Libyan rebels credited with capturing ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi is buried in his hometown of Misrata.
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Libya army removes militia chiefs

Monday, September 24th 2012, 21:10

Libya's army replaces the heads of two of Benghazi's main militia groups with colonels as it tries to reassert control over armed groups.
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Libya to disband illegal militias

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 11:14
related countries: United States United States

The interim Libyan leader, Mohammed Magarief, promises to disband all illegal militias in the aftermath of the US ambassador's death.
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Libyan city militia 'to disband'

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 0:49

A powerful militia in eastern Libya announces it will disband, hours after police and protesters rout militias from the nearby city of Benghazi.
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Protesters rout Benghazi militia

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 21:08
related countries: United States United States

Protesters and police in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi drive out the militia suspected of killing the US ambassador nearly two weeks ago.
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VIDEO: Benghazi militia driven out of base

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 18:06
related countries: United States United States

The Islamist militia accused of killing the US ambassador to Libya earlier this month has been driven out of its base in the city of Benghazi.
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Libya 'arrests' over US deaths

Monday, September 17th 2012, 9:30
related countries: United States United States

Libya's leader says some 50 people have been arrested over the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, but a minister says far fewer people have been detained.
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Your questions to Jeremy Bowen

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 11:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Send Jeremy Bowen your questions about Libya and Egypt
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Arrests over Libya embassy attack

Friday, September 14th 2012, 5:01
related countries: United States United States

Libyan authorities make arrests following a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi as further unrest over a US-made anti-Islam film is expected.
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US to investigate Libya attack

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 7:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington is investigating whether the attack that killed the US ambassador in Libya was planned by militants, officials say.
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Obama vow after killing in Libya

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 1:44
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama vows to bring to justice those who carried out an attack on a US consulate in Libya that killed the American ambassador.
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VIDEO: Obama voices outrage at Libya deaths

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 22:58
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has vowed to bring to justice the killers of the US ambassador to Libya and three other American during protests in Benghazi.
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US envoy killed in Libya attack

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:14
related countries: United States United States

The US ambassador to Libya dies after militiamen attack the consulate in Benghazi in protest at a US-made film said to insult the Prophet Muhammad.
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American dies in Libya protests

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 7:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: Cairo

A US official is killed as Libyan militiamen storm the consulate in Benghazi, hours after a similar attack in Egypt over a US-produced film said to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
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Deadly clash at Libya Sufi shrine

Friday, September 7th 2012, 20:50

Residents clash with ultra-conservative Islamists trying to destroy a Sufi shrine in the eastern Libyan town of Rajma, leaving three people dead.
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VIDEO: Libyan ex-spy chief held in Tripoli

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 22:13
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania
related places: Tripoli

Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief is being held in Tripoli after being deported from Mauritania.
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Libya spy boss 'fair trial' urged

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 21:54
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania, United States United States

The US and human rights groups urge Libya to give a fair trial to Col Muammar Gaddafi's ex-intelligence chief after he is deported by Mauritania.
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Libyan ex-spy chief handed over

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 17:45

Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's intelligence chief is being held in Tripoli after being deported from Mauritania.
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Libyan interior minister resigns

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 17:36

Libya's interior minister resigns in the wake of a series of attacks on Sufi Muslim shrines and other violence that has rocked the country.
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VIDEO: Muslim shrines attacked in Libya

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 4:18
related places: Tripoli

A Sufi Muslim shrine has been bulldozed in the A shrine in the Libyan capital Tripoli venerating a Sufi Muslim saint has been partly destroyed - the latest in a series of attacks blamed on ultra-conservative Salafi Islamists.
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Muslim shrines attacked in Libya

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 20:50

Ultraconservative Islamists are blamed for the latest attacks in Libya against pilgrimage sites used by followers of Sufi Islam.
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Sunni cleric shot dead in Lebanon

Friday, August 24th 2012, 14:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

Three people, including a Sunni cleric, have been killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli amid new sectarian clashes fuelled by the conflict in Syria.
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Libya seizes Gaddafi group tanks

Friday, August 24th 2012, 1:41

More than 100 tanks are seized from a militia group loyal to former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan officials say.
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Deadly tribal clashes in Libya

Friday, August 24th 2012, 0:55
related places: Zlitan

At least three people are killed in clashes between rival tribes Libya's northern town of Zlitan, security officials say.
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Renewed clashes in Lebanese city

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 13:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

Fresh clashes erupt in the Lebanese city of Tripoli between two communities at odds over Syria, breaching a fragile truce agreed on Wednesday.
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'Trial date set' for Gaddafi son

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 13:34

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, will go on trial in Libya in September, a prosecution spokesman says.
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VIDEO: Tensions remain high in Tripoli

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 23:36
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

The Syrian crisis has spilled over into Lebanon as tensions remain high in the country's north eastern city of Tripoli.
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Somali Olympic runner 'drowned'

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 14:03
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali Olympic athlete Samia Yusuf Omar drowned trying to reach Europe on a migrant boat from Libya.
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Deadly clashes in north Lebanon

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 10:28
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

At least three people are killed and 25 hurt in clashes in the Lebanese city of Tripoli between opponents and supporters of Syria's president.
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Libya bombs blamed on Gaddafi men

Monday, August 20th 2012, 1:34
related places: Tripoli

Libyan forces arrest 32 members of a "pro-Gaddafi cell" over the twin car bombings that killed two people in Tripoli on Sunday, officials say.
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Libya car bomb attacks kill two

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 17:09
related places: Tripoli

Two people are killed in twin car bomb attacks close to security force buildings in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, officials say.
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VIDEO: Libya car bomb attacks kill two

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 12:59
related places: Tripoli

At least two people have been killed in a twin car bomb attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, security officials say.
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Libya general killed in Benghazi

Friday, August 10th 2012, 22:06

A top Libyan defence official is shot dead in the eastern city of Benghazi, in the latest of a series of attacks on Gaddafi-era security officials.
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