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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

Libya interior minister resigns

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 21:40

Libyan Interior Minister Mohammed Khalifa al-Sheikh resigns after only three months in the post, citing a lack of support from the prime minister.
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Libya warns oil port protesters

Friday, August 16th 2013, 6:11

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan threatens to use force to prevent guards striking at the country's main ports from selling oil outside official channels.
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Berbers storm Libyan parliament

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 21:55
related places: Tripoli

Members of Libya's minority Berber community storm the parliament building in Tripoli during a protest demanding recognition in the new constitution.
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Libya TV presenter shot in Benghazi

Friday, August 9th 2013, 18:59

A Libyan presenter with leading television station Al-Hurra is shot dead in the restive eastern city of Benghazi.
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US 'charges Libyan over Benghazi'

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 13:16
related countries: United States United States

The US files charges against several Libyans suspected of involvement in the September 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, say reports.
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Gaddafi minister sentenced to death

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 23:30

A Libyan court sentences a minister in the government of Muammar Gaddafi to death for inciting violence during the country's 2011 civil war.
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VIDEO: Ten injured in Benghazi explosions

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:28

Two explosions have hit the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi - both outside buildings used by the judiciary.
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Two explosions in Libya's Benghazi

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 20:54

Two explosions hit the Libyan city of Benghazi, injuring 10 people - the latest in a series of violent incidents there.
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Mass jailbreak from Libyan prison

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 19:51

About 1,200 inmates escape from a jail in the restive Libyan city of Benghazi - a day after the killing of a local activist triggered unrest.
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Libya's Muslim Brotherhood attacked

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 13:58

Protesters in Libya attack offices linked to the Muslim Brotherhood following the assassination of top political activist, Abdelsalam al-Mismari.
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Activist dies in Benghazi killings

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 3:25

A prominent Libyan political activist and two senior security officials are shot dead in the restive eastern city of Benghazi.
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Malta cancels migrant deportation

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 9:06
related countries: Malta Malta

Malta cancels two flights to return migrants to Libya after an emergency intervention by the European Court of Human Rights.
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Tunisia and Libya divided over Morsi ousting

Sunday, July 7th 2013, 14:34
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's North African neighbours divided over army intervention
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Libyan assembly to be led by Berber

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 16:48

Libya's national assembly elects an MP from the long-repressed Berber minority as its president in a second round of voting.
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New Gaddafi-Sarkozy funds allegation

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 17:19
related countries: France France

The late Muammar Gaddafi's interpreter says Libya helped finance Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign in France - an allegation he denies.
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Gaddafi son to be tried in August

Monday, June 17th 2013, 21:21

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, will be tried in Libya in August and "will receive a fair trial", officials say.
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Libyans cleared on Lockerbie payout

Monday, June 17th 2013, 15:08

Two senior Libyan officials are acquitted of "squandering public funds" by agreeing to pay $2.7bn (£1.7bn) in compensation to victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing.
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Elite soldiers killed in Libyan city

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 13:58

Six soldiers from an elite Libyan army unit are killed by masked gunmen in the restive eastern city of Benghazi.
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Bomb found under Italian embassy car

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 20:51
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Tripoli

A bomb is found under an Italian embassy car in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, while the diplomats using it were shopping.
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Libya army chief of staff 'resigns'

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 17:03

Libya's army chief of staff, Youssef al-Mangoush, resigns after clashes between protesters and militia in Benghazi left at least 30 people dead, sources say.
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VIDEO: Deadly clashes after Libya protest

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 3:21

At least 25 people have died and 58 people were injured in clashes outside a military headquarters in Benghazi, Libya.
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Deadly clashes after Libya protest

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 2:49

At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and a militia linked to the Libyan army in the city of Benghazi, medical officials say.
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Libya in good shape to host DR Congo

Friday, June 7th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana Ghana, Sudan Sudan

Previews of Friday's 2014 World Cup African qualifiers between Libya and DR Congo and Sudan and Ghana.
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ICC rejects Libya Gaddafi trial bid

Friday, May 31st 2013, 20:50

The International Criminal Court's pre-trial chamber rejects Libya's request to try the son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam.
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African refugees stranded in Hamburg

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 16:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Hamburg

About 300 Africans who fled the 2011 war in Libya are now stranded in the north German city of Hamburg, where many of them are sleeping rough.
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Libyan assembly chairman resigns

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 16:10

The head of the Libyan national assembly resigns under a law which bans Gaddafi-era officials from holding public office.
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Niger leader warns of Libyan threat

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 9:07
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou says suicide bombers who attacked two targets in his country last week came from southern Libya.
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Ten die in Lebanon sectarian clashes

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 10:48
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

At least 10 people die and 70 are wounded in four days of Syria-linked sectarian violence in the Lebanese city of Tripoli.
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White House releases Benghazi emails

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 1:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House releases 99 pages of emails related to the attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya, on 11 September last year.
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Deadly Benghazi blast an 'accident'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 16:58

A deadly blast outside a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi may have been an accident caused by men transporting explosives, ministers say.
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VIDEO: Four killed in Libya car bomb blast

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 5:55

A car bomb explosion near a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi has killed at least four people, officials say.
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Deadly car bomb strikes Libyan city

Monday, May 13th 2013, 22:48

A car bomb explosion near a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi kills and injures several people, local officials say.
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BP withdraws some staff from Libya

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 13:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Oil giant BP withdraws some non-essential staff from operations in Libya following UK government advice about uncertainty in the country.
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Gunmen 'lift Libyan ministry siege'

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 20:44
related places: Tripoli

Gunmen demanding the expulsion of Gaddafi-era officials from Libya's new government lift their siege of two ministries in Tripoli, says a minister.
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VIDEO: US Benghazi talking points 'edited'

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 10:36
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama's administration is being accused of underplaying the role of terrorism in the fatal attack on the US Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last September.
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US Benghazi talking points 'edited'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 16:09
related countries: United States United States

Talking points about an attack on a US consulate in Libya were edited by the state department to remove references to terrorism, US media report.
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UK withdraws Libya embassy staff

Friday, May 10th 2013, 14:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK has withdrawn some staff from its embassy in Libya in response to the "ongoing political uncertainty" in the country, the Foreign Office says.
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Official describes Benghazi attack

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 10:28
related countries: United States United States

A top US official tells Congress he was "stunned" by the Obama administration's explanation for the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
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VIDEO: 'It's the saddest phone call I ever had'

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 6:23
related countries: United States United States

A top US official who was in Libya during a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has given the first public account of the event.
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Libyan minister retracts resignation

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 14:41

Libya's Defence Minister Mohammed al-Barghathi withdraws his offer to resign, after saying he was stepping down over the siege of two ministries.
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Libya bans Gaddafi-era officials

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 20:51

Libyan MPs pass a law banning top Gaddafi-era officials from political office, a week after militias backing the law laid siege to two ministries.
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VIDEO: Saif Gaddafi appears in Libya court

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 22:15

The son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has appeared in court in the town where he was captured in 2011.
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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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