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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

Saif Gaddafi given Libya lawyers

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 12:03

The son of ex-Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, appears in court to face criminal charges and is appointed two local lawyers.
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FBI releases photos of Benghazi trio

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 1:39
related countries: United States United States

The FBI distributes photos of three men it says were on the grounds of the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, when it was attacked last year.
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Gunmen surround Libyan ministries

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 15:03
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan justice ministry in Tripoli is surrounded by gunmen demanding the expulsion of officials who worked there during the Gaddafi era.
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Gunmen surround Libyan ministry

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 19:43

Men in pick-up trucks bristling with anti-aircraft guns block off Libya's foreign ministry, demanding a jobs ban on Gaddafi-era officials.
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VIDEO: French embassy in Libya bombed

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 20:42
related countries: France France
related places: Tripoli

A car bomb has exploded outside the French embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, wounding two French guards and several residents.
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French embassy in Tripoli bombed

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 14:38
related countries: France France
related places: Tripoli

An explosion outside the French embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, wounds two French guards and several residents and causes major damage.
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VIDEO: France condemns Libya embassy attack

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 10:06
related countries: France France
related places: Tripoli

The French foreign minister has strongly condemned an apparent car bomb explosion outside the country's embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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Sarkozy investigated over Libya funds

Friday, April 19th 2013, 14:43
related countries: France France

French prosecutors are investigating allegations that Libya gave ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy funding for his 2007 election campaign.
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Kidnapped Libyan PM's aide freed

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 15:50
related places: Tripoli

An aide to Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is freed after being kidnapped nine days ago outside the capital, Tripoli, officials say.
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Libyan PM's aide 'kidnapped'

Monday, April 1st 2013, 14:41

Mohamed al-Ghattous, an aide to Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, is missing after apparently being seized by armed men, say officials.
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Gaddafi family 'not in Algeria'

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 18:09
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Three of Col Muammar Gaddafi's children and his widow have left Algeria, its ambassador to Libya says.
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Gaddafi cousin arrested in Egypt

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 19:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt says it is detaining a close aide and cousin of the late Libyan leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, for 30 days as charges against him are investigated.
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Libya alcohol poisoning kills 51

Monday, March 11th 2013, 16:28
related places: Tripoli

At least 51 people have died since the weekend after drinking homemade alcohol in Tripoli, health officials in the Libyan capital say.
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Libya rendition man 'will settle'

Monday, March 4th 2013, 10:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Libyan man suing the UK government for its alleged role in his rendition to Libya offers to settle the case for an apology and a token payment of £1.
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Four foreigners arrested in Libya

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 23:30

Four foreign nationals are arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity.
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Neighbours at war in Lebanon's divided city of Tripoli

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 17:31
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

Lebanon hosts replica of Syrian civil war
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We stand with you, PM tells Libyans

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 17:03

David Cameron tells Libyans that the UK will help to bring them "greater security" as he visited the country on the second leg of his Africa trip.
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Lockerbie police to visit Libya

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 14:26

Police officers investigating the Lockerbie bombing are to visit Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron announces.
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'Threat' to UK embassy in Tripoli

Monday, January 28th 2013, 18:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

The British embassy in Libyan capital, Tripoli, says it is aware of "a potential threat" against it, and is liaising with the Libyan government.
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Britons urged to leave Benghazi

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 21:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and other foreign nationals are advised to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi immediately because of an "imminent" threat to Westerners.
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VIDEO: Clinton defends Benghazi handling

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 22:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Capitol Hill

Outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has defended her handling of the raid on a US consulate in Libya, in back-to-back hearings on Capitol Hill.
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Clinton defends Benghazi handling

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 22:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton angrily defends her handling of the September raid on a US consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead.
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Gaddafi son in court appearance

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 16:46

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, appears on trial in western Libya on charges of threatening national security.
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Italian Benghazi diplomat shot at

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 22:25
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian consul in Libya's second city, Benghazi, escapes unharmed after unidentified gunmen open fire on his bullet-proof car.
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US Benghazi raid suspect 'freed'

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 12:12
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, United States United States

The sole suspect held over the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has been freed in Tunisia due to lack of evidence, his lawyer says.
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Libya's liberals boycott assembly

Monday, January 7th 2013, 17:56

Libya's main liberal coalition withdraws from the national assembly to protest against delays in drafting a constitution for the post-Gaddafi era.
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Calls to re-open Libya investigation

Friday, January 4th 2013, 4:48

Libya air crash families call for new investigation
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Libyan gunmen seize top policeman

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 16:06

Armed men seize the acting head of the criminal investigation department in Libya's second city, Benghazi.
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Two killed at Libya Coptic church

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 22:28

Two Egyptians have been killed and two injured in an apparent attack on a Coptic church building near the Libyan city of Misrata, officials say.
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Lockerbie bombing: Victim's sister promotes peace in Libya

Friday, December 21st 2012, 9:19

Lockerbie victim's sister promotes reconciliation in Libya
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Libya to release Lockerbie files

Friday, December 21st 2012, 6:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lockerbie, Tripoli

The new Libyan government in Tripoli is prepared to open all files relating to the Lockerbie bombing, the country's ambassador to the UK confirms.
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Libya tribunal quits in Jalil row

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 0:21

A military tribunal in Libya probing the murder of top rebel commander quits the case after it sparked protests by questioning Mustafa Abdel Jalil.
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Report condemns Benghazi failings

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 5:04
related countries: United States United States

Security at the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi was "grossly inadequate" when an attack killed the US ambassador, an official report finds.
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Libya 'to shut southern borders'

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 23:19

The Libyan parliament orders the closure of the country's southern borders in an attempt to stem the flow of illegal immigrants and goods.
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UK pays £2m over Libya rendition

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 15:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government agrees to pay more than £2m to a Libyan dissident and his family who say MI6 was involved in their illegal rendition.
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Libya ex-PM on trial in Tripoli

Monday, December 10th 2012, 17:14
related places: Tripoli

Libya's former Prime Minister al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi goes on trial in Tripoli accused of acts that led to the unjust killing of Libyans.
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Deadly clashes in north Lebanon

Monday, December 10th 2012, 9:59
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

Six people are killed and at least 40 injured in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in clashes between opponents and supporters of Syria's president.
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Libyan revolution sours for women

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 3:17

Libyan rebel exiled by very revolution she helped bring about
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VIDEO: US envoy admits Benghazi error

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 9:10
related countries: United States United States

A US diplomat hotly tipped to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted releasing incorrect information after September's attack on the American consulate in Libya.
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US envoy admits Benghazi error

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 4:21
related countries: United States United States

Republicans go on the attack as a US envoy tipped to replace Hillary Clinton admits releasing incorrect information after a raid on a consulate in Libya.
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Rice defiant on Benghazi remarks

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 1:47
related countries: United States United States

The US ambassador to the United Nations has defended comments she made days after a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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Police chief of Benghazi killed

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:44
related countries: United States United States

The police chief of the Libyan city of Benghazi, who took up his post after the US embassy attack, is assassinated by unknown gunmen.
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Petraeus: Benghazi a 'terror' attack

Friday, November 16th 2012, 21:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Former CIA chief Gen David Petraeus says the deadly assault on a US consulate in Libya was a terror attack, a week after quitting over an affair.
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Clinton 'to testify on Benghazi'

Friday, November 16th 2012, 2:29
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify about an attack on the US consulate in Libya that saw four Americans killed, a congresswoman says.
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