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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

Libya ex-PM Zeidan 'leaves country'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 10:39

Former Libyan PM Ali Zeidan has left the country, reports say, despite a travel ban being imposed after he lost a confidence vote in parliament.
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Libya PM dismissed over tanker row

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 18:44

Libya's parliament dismisses Prime Minister Ali Zeidan after a tanker laden with oil from a rebel-held port reportedly breaks through a naval blockade.
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Libya 'takes control' of oil tanker

Monday, March 10th 2014, 22:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Libyan officials say they have taken control of a North Korean-flagged tanker that loaded crude oil at a port occupied by rebel forces.
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VIDEO: Libya threatens to bomb tanker

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 4:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Libya's prime minister has threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.
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Libya threatens to bomb oil tanker

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 19:39
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan threatens to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.
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Sarkozy phone 'tapped by judges'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 15:59
related countries: France France

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had his phone tapped on the orders of judges investigating alleged campaign donations from Libya, it is claimed.
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Niger extradites Gaddafi's son

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 11:30
related countries: Niger Niger
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan government says former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger and is now in custody in Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Libyan TV station gutted by attack

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 6:37
related places: Tripoli

The BBC's Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli on the dangers facing journalists in Libya in their everyday work - including bomb attacks, abduction and intimidation.
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Libya MPs shot as congress stormed

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 0:37
related places: Tripoli

Two members of Libya's parliament were shot and wounded when protesters stormed the General National Congress in the capital, Tripoli.
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Seven Egyptians found dead in Libya

Monday, February 24th 2014, 22:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The bodies of seven Egyptian Christians have been found on a beach near the Libyan city of Benghazi, officials say.
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Libya Islamist killed in plane crash

Friday, February 21st 2014, 16:46
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

A former Islamist fighter who joined Libya's government is among 11 people killed when a Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia, officials say.
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Libya rape victims to be compensated

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 10:23

Women raped during Libya's 2011 uprising should be recognised as war victims to get compensation like former fighters, the cabinet says.
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VIDEO: Security fears overshadow Libya poll

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 10:58

Libyans will take to the polls later this week to elect an assembly of 60 people - equally representing the three regions of the country.
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Libyan school hit in grenade attack

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 17:03

At least 12 children are injured in a grenade attack at a school in the Libyan city of Benghazi, officials say.
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VIDEO: Libya 'destroys all chemical weapons'

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 8:06

Libya has destroyed all its chemical arsenal, Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz announces - a move described as a "significant milestone".
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Libya 'destroys all chemical arms'

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 22:07

Libya has destroyed all its chemical arsenal that included bombs and artillery shells filled with mustard gas, the foreign minister announces.
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Gaddafi's secrets finally revealed

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 1:13

Did Gaddafi blow up a Libyan airliner, killing 157 people?
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Libya snatch first African title

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 21:09
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Libya beat Ghana 4-3 on penalties to win the African Nations Championship in Cape Town.
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Libya minister escapes gunmen attack

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 16:48
related places: Tripoli

Libya's acting interior minister escapes an assassination attempt by unknown gunmen in the capital, Tripoli.
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Egypt diplomats released in Libya

Monday, January 27th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Tripoli

Five Egyptian embassy staff who were kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli have been released, Libya's deputy foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Egyptian embassy staff 'seized'

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 13:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Tripoli

At least four Egyptian embassy personnel have been kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Libyan foreign ministry says.
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Abducted South Korean freed in Libya

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 2:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Tripoli

A South Korean trade official who was kidnapped three days ago in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been freed, officials say.
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Islamists quit Libya government

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 16:22

Libya's Islamist Justice and Construction Party, the second largest party in the interim administration, says it is quitting the government.
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South Korean kidnapped in Libya

Monday, January 20th 2014, 14:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Tripoli

The head of South Korea's trade mission in Libya has been abducted in the capital Tripoli, in the latest of a spate of kidnappings targeting foreigners.
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Senate panel: Benghazi 'preventable'

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 18:27
related countries: United States United States

The deadly September 2012 attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi could have been prevented, a US Senate committee finds.
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Libyan cabinet minister shot dead

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 8:11
related places: Sabha

Libya's deputy industry minister has been shot dead by gunmen during a visit to his hometown of Sirte, east of the capital Tripoli, reports say.
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Libya restarts southern oil field

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 11:49

Libya restarts oil production at the El Sharara field in the south of the troubled country after protesters ended a blockade.
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Briton shot dead in Libya named

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 19:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who was shot dead in Libya is named by the UK Foreign Office as energy worker Mark De Salis, who had been working in Tripoli for six years.
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UK calls for Libya 'murder' probe

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 21:39
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government calls on Libyan authorities to conduct an investigation into the "murder" of a British man and New Zealand woman found dead on a beach in western Libya.
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British man found dead in Libya

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 19:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man and New Zealand woman are found dead on a beach in western Libya after both being shot.
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Libya 'frees' US military personnel

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 4:37
related countries: United States United States

The Libyan authorities have released four American military personnel detained on Friday, US officials say.
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Libya first suicide bomb kills seven

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 11:49

Seven people are killed at a security checkpoint near Benghazi in the first known suicide attack on Libya soil since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi.
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Large parts of Libya forced offline

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 23:36

Protesters storm the headquarters of Libya's largest internet provider, leaving large parts of the country offline for much of Saturday.
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Investigation vow on Lockerbie 25th

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 22:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The UK, US and Libyan governments vow to work together to reveal "the full facts" of the Lockerbie bombing as memorial services are held.
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VIDEO: Revisiting Gaddafi's former home

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 0:56
related places: Tripoli

Ahmed Maher has been back to Tripoli to ask Libyans if they feel there has been any progress in their country.
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Torture case against UK rejected

Friday, December 20th 2013, 15:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A tortured Libyan man's bid to sue the British government for allegedly colluding in his rendition cannot be settled in a UK court, the High Court rules.
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VIDEO: Yellowcake stored in Libya

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 4:22

The United Nations says nuclear inspectors will visit Libya to assess its uranium stockpiles, amid concerns about fragile security in the country.
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UN to check Libya uranium stockpiles

Monday, December 9th 2013, 23:51

The United Nations says nuclear inspectors will visit Libya to assess its uranium stockpiles, amid concerns about fragile security in the country.
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US teacher shot dead in Libya

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 20:43
related countries: United States United States

An American teacher is gunned down by unknown assailants while jogging in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say.
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Lebanese army to control Tripoli

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 22:36
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

Lebanon's government tells the army to take control of security in the city of Tripoli after 10 people die in two days of fighting.
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Lebanese city hit by deadly clashes

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 22:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

At least 10 people are killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in two days of fighting between supporters and opponents of Syria's President Assad.
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Libya arms depot blast kills 30

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 22:43

At least 30 people are killed in a blast at a weapons depot in southern Libya amid claims it was being looted at the time.
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Logan suspended for Benghazi report

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 20:52
related countries: United States United States

CBS suspends star reporter Lara Logan and a producer for a discredited 60 Minutes report about the attack on a US post in Benghazi, Libya.
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Libyan army clashes with Islamists

Monday, November 25th 2013, 12:05

Nine people are killed in clashes between the Libyan army and an Islamist militia in the eastern city of Benghazi, officials say.
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Tripoli eats cake to celebrate militias' withdrawal

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 0:55

Why Tripoli residents celebrate militia pullout with pastries
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Libya spy chief freed by gunmen

Monday, November 18th 2013, 15:39
related places: Tripoli

Libya's deputy intelligence chief is freed a day after being abducted at the international airport in the capital Tripoli, military sources tell the BBC.
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