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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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France urges special Libya support

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 10:48
related countries: France France

French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.
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UN to act on Libya militia leaders

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 21:13

The UN Security Council calls for an immediate ceasefire in Libya and sanctions against those involved in the recent surge in violence there.
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The fallout from Libyan air strikes

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 11:21

How a domestic conflict is being dragged into a wider battle
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US alarm at air strikes on Libya

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

American officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya that targeted Islamist-linked militia last week and that the US was not consulted.
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VIDEO: US alarm at air strikes on Libya

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 5:23
related countries: United States United States

The US was "caught off-guard" by air strikes against Islamist militia in Libya, a senior official has told the BBC.
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VIDEO: Militias control Tripoli airport

Monday, August 25th 2014, 15:14
related places: Tripoli

An alliance of militias takes control of Tripoli's main airport, after weeks of battles between rival groups in the Libyan capital.
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Libya militias accuse parliament

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 16:52
related places: Tripoli

Islamist militias in Libya challenge the legitimacy of the new parliament after announcing their seizure of Tripoli airport.
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Tension high as Libya airport seized

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 7:37
related places: Tripoli

An armed militia alliance in Libya captures Tripoli's international airport after a long battle - a move condemned by Libya's new parliament.
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Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 15:25

Dozens of people are thought to have drowned after a boat loaded with at least 170 migrants sank off the coast of Libya.
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Unidentified war planes 'bomb' Libya

Monday, August 18th 2014, 15:29
related places: Tripoli

Libya's government says it does not know who was behind reported air strikes carried out overnight by unidentified war planes on the capital Tripoli.
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Libyan parliament seeks foreign help

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 14:52

Libya's parliament votes for foreign intervention to protect civilians caught up in deadly clashes between rival militia groups.
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Libyan police chief 'assassinated'

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 14:31
related places: Tripoli

The head of police in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been assassinated by unknown gunmen, the interior ministry says.
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VIDEO: UN seeks peace between Libyan militias

Friday, August 8th 2014, 20:18
related places: Tripoli

A UN delegation is in the Libyan capital Tripoli to try and help bring to an end the hostilities between rival militias.
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