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Libya agrees truce with militia

Monday, January 19th 2015, 0:00

The Libyan army declares a partial ceasefire, two days after some of the militias in western Libya announced a truce.
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Bomb blast hits northern Lebanon

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 23:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

A suicide bomb attack in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has killed at least seven people, in the latest violence linked to Syria's civil war.
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Turkish Airlines stops Libya flights

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 12:52
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish Airlines, the only foreign airline operating in Libya, suspends flights to Misrata amid the worsening security situation.
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Detained Christians 'freed' in Libya

Monday, January 5th 2015, 19:25
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A local Libyan tribal leader in Sirte says 13 Coptic Christian workers from Egypt have been freed after disappearing at the weekend.
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Libyan jets bomb oil tanker in port

Monday, January 5th 2015, 18:12
related countries: Greece Greece

Libyan military jets attack a Greek-operated oil tanker in an Islamist-controlled port in eastern Libya, killing two crew members.
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Militants kidnap Christians in Libya

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 16:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Masked gunmen in northern Libya kidnap 13 Egyptian Coptic Christians, just a week after seven others were abducted.
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Libya air force bombs Misrata rebels

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 15:56

Following a 72-hour ultimatum, air forces loyal to the Libyan government strike militants in Misrata, part of a coalition which also controls the capital.
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VIDEO: Libya oil terminal hit in rocket strike

Friday, December 26th 2014, 8:29

An attack on a power plant in Libya leaves at least 19 soldiers dead, while a rocket strikes a Libyan oil terminal in a separate incident.
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Libya militia clashes leave 19 dead

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 16:09

An attack on a power plant in Libya leaves at least 19 soldiers dead, while a rocket strikes a Libyan oil terminal in a separate incident.
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Libyan troops clash over oil ports

Monday, December 15th 2014, 9:38

Rival Libyan troops clash over control of two of the country's main oil terminals for a second day, leading to their closure.
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IS setting up Libya camps, US says

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 1:30
related countries: United States United States

Islamic State has set up training camps in militant-held areas of eastern Libya, the general heading the US Africa command says.
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Libya cafe bombed over graphic video

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 15:11
related places: Tripoli

A fast-food restaurant in the capital Tripoli is bombed overnight after a video showing a worker defiling food in its kitchen.
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Jet attacks Tripoli's last airport

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 1:26
related places: Tripoli

An unidentified jet carries out two air strikes on Maitiga air base in Tripoli, the Libyan capital's last functioning airport.
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Benghazi report clears US response

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 2:22
related countries: United States United States

A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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Still searching for a cure for Libya

Friday, November 21st 2014, 1:15

Still no cure as chaos continues in Libya
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VIDEO: Car bombs in Libyan capital Tripoli

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Tripoli

Two car bombs are set off in the Libyan capital Tripoli, appearing to target the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies.
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Bomb attacks hit Libyan cities

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 12:36
related places: Tobruk

Car bombs are detonated in the eastern Libyan cities of Tobruk and al-Bayda, with at least five people reported killed.
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Activists beheaded in eastern Libya

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 17:54

The beheaded bodies of three abducted Libyan activists are discovered in the eastern city of Derna, which is held by Islamist groups.
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Libya court 'invalidates' parliament

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 15:26

Libya's internationally recognised parliament is ruled unconstitutional by the country's supreme court, dealing a blow to the elected government.
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VIDEO: Libyan cadet claims 'poor treatment'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 22:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Libyan soldier has spoken to BBC News from the Cambridgeshire barracks at the centre of Britain's controversial training mission for the Libyan army.
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Libyan cadet claims 'poor treatment'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 22:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Libyan soldier speaks exclusively to BBC News from the Cambridgeshire barracks at the centre of Britain's controversial training mission for the Libyan army.
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VIDEO: Libya 'stops migrant boat patrols'

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 19:45

Coast guard officials in the Libyan capital have told the BBC they have stopped the patrols intended to prevent migrants from trying to cross the Mediterranean.
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Libyan soldiers 'seek UK asylum'

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 19:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A "handful" of asylum applications have been made by Libyan soldiers being trained at a Cambridgeshire army base, the BBC understands.
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Famous Libya statue disappears

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 18:36
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Tripoli

An iconic Italian-era statue of a naked woman caressing a gazelle mysteriously disappears from a famous roundabout in Libya's capital, Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Clashes intensify in Benghazi

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 3:23

Fighting intensifies between the army and Islamist fighters in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
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Libyans sent home after sex assaults

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 21:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Libyan army cadets, training in the UK, are to return home early after an MP wrote to the MoD calling for the training to end.
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Fierce clashes at Benghazi port

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 17:14

Heavy fighting breaks out in the centre of Libya's second city, Benghazi, as the army attempts to retake the area from Islamist militias.
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Egyptians barred from entering Libya

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 17:39
related places: Tripoli

Hundreds of Egyptians have been barred from entering Libya through Tripoli airport, it was revealed on Saturday.
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UK can be sued over rendition case

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 15:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
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Tense calm follows Tripoli fighting

Monday, October 27th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

A tense calm is reported in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli after days of deadly fighting between Sunni militants and government troops.
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Lebanon army steps up Tripoli battle

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 14:41
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

The Lebanese army forces a retreat by Sunni militants linked to Islamic State and al-Qaeda, on a third day of fighting in the second city Tripoli.
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Clashes hit historic Lebanese market

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 22:40
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says.
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Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty

Monday, October 20th 2014, 14:51
related countries: United States United States

Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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West urges end to Libya violence

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 2:44
related countries: United States United States

The US and four European allies call for an immediate end to the fighting in Libya between government forces and Islamist rebels.
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VIDEO: Is Libya becoming a failed state?

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 5:38

The BBC's Tim Whewell gets rare access to Libya's government which is trying to hold the country together from its base in a 1970s hotel
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Air raids and clashes hit Benghazi

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 17:54

Gunfire and air strikes rock Libya's second city, Benghazi, amid an offensive to drive out Islamist militias.
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New charges for Benghazi 'ringleader'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 22:31
related countries: United States United States

A grand jury has levelled new charges against the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
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UN chief in Libya to make peace plea

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 21:10

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, calls for peace in Libya during a surprise visit to Tripoli as part of a UN-brokered reconciliation process.
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Release of British hostage welcomed

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 14:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The release of teacher David Bolam after four months being held hostage in Libya is welcomed by his local MP and the UK's ambassador to Libya.
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Briton held hostage in Libya freed

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 13:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British teacher David Bolam is "safe and well", the Foreign Office says, after he is freed by militants who abducted him in Libya in May.
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Libya troops die in Benghazi attacks

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 1:28

At least 29 Libyan soldiers are killed and 60 more injured in car bombings and clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi, sources say.
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Libya parliament rivals hold talks

Monday, September 29th 2014, 23:43

Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.
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VIDEO: Hunting for migrants fleeing Libya

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 5:42
related countries: Italy Italy

The growing instability and fighting in Libya, has turned the country into a major departure point for migrants who are hoping to reach Italian shores by boat.
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Scores of migrants 'drown off Libya'

Monday, September 15th 2014, 11:46

Scores of migrants, mostly from Africa, are feared to have drowned after a boat sank off the coast of Libya, officials say.
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Libyan jet crashes near parliament

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 9:47
related places: Tobruk

A Libyan jet crashes in Tobruk, near the seat of parliament, causing a huge inferno and killing a child and at least two other people, officials say.
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Libya militias 'seize ministries'

Monday, September 1st 2014, 14:06
related places: Tripoli

Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.
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Libya PM resigns amid power struggle

Friday, August 29th 2014, 10:18

Abdullah al-Thinni steps down as Libya's prime minister in a bid to end the power struggle dividing the country.
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