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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

Fresh militia clashes erupt in Libya

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 20:11
related places: Tripoli

Fighting breaks out between rival Libyan militias near Tripoli, after at least 43 people died and hundreds were wounded in clashes on Friday.
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Deaths at Libya militia protest

Friday, November 15th 2013, 22:31
related places: Tripoli

At least 31 people are killed and 235 injured in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, officials say, after militiamen open fire on demonstrators.
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Sunni cleric shot dead in Lebanon

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 13:46
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

A Lebanese Sunni Muslim cleric whose group is allied to Syria's government has been killed in the northern city of Tripoli, security sources say.
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CBS apologises for Benghazi report

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 2:51
related countries: United States United States

A CBS News show apologises for a report in October that gave false information about the 2012 attack on a US diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
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Libyan militias clash in Tripoli

Friday, November 8th 2013, 5:28
related places: Tripoli

Libyan militias clash in Tripoli, with heavy gunfire heard in several parts of the capital, as the government struggles to assert its authority.
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Egyptians 'missing' in Libya desert

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 14:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Dozens of suspected illegal Egyptian migrants are missing in the eastern Libyan desert, after two are found dead there, Egypt's foreign ministry says.
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Libyan van robbers snatch $54m

Monday, October 28th 2013, 22:03

Gunmen steal $54m in an attack on a van carrying foreign and local currency for the Libyan central bank, Libya's state news agency says.
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'Four killed' in Lebanon flare-up

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 13:29
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

At least four people are killed in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Libya al-Qaeda suspect in US court

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 4:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tripoli, New York

Suspected Libyan militant leader Abu Anas al-Liby, seized earlier this month in a US raid in Tripoli, appears for a second time in a New York court.
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Foreigners held over Benghazi bombs

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 15:48

A brigade of Libyan former rebels in Benghazi detains several people accused of carrying out attacks during a recent wave of violence in the city.
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Gunmen assassinate Libya commander

Friday, October 18th 2013, 13:55

Masked gunmen kill a Libyan military police commander in Benghazi, the latest in a series of assassinations of high-profile security officials.
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VIDEO: Al Qaeda suspect appears in US court

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 8:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tripoli, New York

A Libyan man captured by US special forces in Tripoli earlier this month has appeared in court in New York and pleaded not guilty
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Libyan denies US embassy bombings

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 18:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Abu Anas al-Liby, who was seized this month in a US raid in Libya, pleads not guilty in a New York court to two deadly US embassy bombings in 1998.
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'Easier from Libya'

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 11:58
related places: Tripoli

Why African migrants are once more heading to Tripoli
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Libyan al-Qaeda suspect reaches US

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 0:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tripoli, New York

The Libyan al-Qaeda suspect seized in a US raid on Tripoli on 5 October has been transferred to the US to face charges in New York, prosecutors say.
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Migrant boat 'shot at' leaving Libya

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 17:54

Migrants who survived after their boat capsized in the latest deadly sinking in the Mediterranean say they were shot at as they left Libya.
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Libyan government 'must take charge'

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 13:22

Libyans look to their government to assert control over militants
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VIDEO: Libya PM kidnap 'coup attempt'

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 1:48

The Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, says gunman who briefly abducted him on Thursday were part of a coup attempt by political opponents within the country's parliament.
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Libya PM's kidnap was 'coup attempt'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 21:16

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says his brief kidnap this week was an "attempted coup", blaming his political opponents for the attack.
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Gaddafi top spy to be tried in Libya

Friday, October 11th 2013, 16:59

The International Criminal Court rules Libya's Gaddafi-era intelligence chief can be tried in Libya, a decision condemned by his lawyer.
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Bomb hits Swedish consulate in Libya

Friday, October 11th 2013, 11:42
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A car bomb explodes outside the Swedish consulate in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, with no casualties reported.
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VIDEO: Libyan PM Zeidan freed by militia

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 22:17

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan returns to his office after being held for several hours by militiamen loosely allied to the government.
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US and UN decry Libyan PM abduction

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 20:51
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US, UK and France, along with the UN, condemn the brief abduction of Libya's PM by militiamen and pledge continued support for its transition to democracy.
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Freed Libyan PM calls for calm

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 16:50
related places: Tripoli

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan calls for "caution and wisdom" after being freed from the custody of militiamen who held him for several hours in Tripoli.
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Libyan PM freed from captivity

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 14:04

Libyan PM Ali Zeidan urges calm in his first comments since being freed from the custody of militiamen who held him for several hours in Tripoli.
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Militiamen detain Libyan PM Zeidan

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 9:08
related places: Tripoli

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is seized in the capital, Tripoli, by armed men belonging to a government-allied anti-crime militia.
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VIDEO: Libya: Triumph for interventionism?

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 9:45

Newsnight's Tim Whewell returns to eastern Libya where the revolt began and where it was declared victorious.
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Libyan PM calls for Western help

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 22:42

Libya's prime minister says illegal weapons passing through Libya pose a threat to the entire region and calls for international help to combat it.
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Libya summons US envoy over raid

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 14:55
related countries: United States United States

Libya summons the US ambassador to the country for questioning over the weekend capture of a suspected al-Qaeda leader on Libyan territory.
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Kerry defends US Libya capture

Monday, October 7th 2013, 20:33
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the US seizure of a suspected al-Qaeda leader in Libya, who he said was a "legal and appropriate target".
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Libya demands US raid explanation

Monday, October 7th 2013, 4:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Africa

Libya's PM urges Washington to explain the capture of a Libyan terror suspect by US special forces, one of two such raids in Africa.
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US commandos hit Islamists in Africa

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 11:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

US special forces carry out two separate raids in Africa - capturing al-Qaeda militant Anas al-Liby in Libya and targeting al-Shabab in Somalia.
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Libyan gunmen kill 15 soldiers

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 13:50
related places: Tripoli

Gunmen attack military checkpoint south-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli killing 15 soldiers and injuring several others, officials say.
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Russia evacuates embassy in Libya

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 16:16
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Tripoli

All staff and family members are evacuated from the Russian embassy in Libya after gunmen attack the compound in Tripoli.
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Russian embassy in Libya attacked

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 21:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Gunmen attack the Russian embassy in Libya, shooting at the building and trying to gain entry, the Russian foreign ministry says.
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Torture 'widespread' in Libyan jails

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 18:26

Torture and ill-treatment, sometimes resulting in death, is "widespread" in Libyan jails, according to a new UN report.
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Gunmen shut down Libya gas facility

Monday, September 30th 2013, 18:45

Armed men shut down a gas facility in a region mainly populated by Libya's Berber minority, with officials warning of power cuts as a result.
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Militia refuse to transfer Gaddafi

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 13:00

The militia holding the son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, refuses to transfer him to the capital for a pre-trial hearing.
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Libya wants UK weapons removal help

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:10
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Libya's prime minister appeals for British help to remove weapons from the country amid fears of increased arms smuggling to Syria.
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Why gunmen have turned off Libya's oil taps

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 15:00

Why gunmen have turned off the taps on Libya's oil sector
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Libya ex-spy chief's daughter freed

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 13:12

Abductors of the daughter of Libya's former intelligence chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, release her after kidnapping her on Monday.
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Libya 'security forces' seized woman

Friday, September 6th 2013, 8:32

A militia linked to Libya's interior ministry says it seized the daughter of former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi for own protection.
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Ex-Libya spy chief's daughter seized

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 23:42
related places: Tripoli

The daughter of Libya's former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi has been abducted after leaving a prison in Tripoli, officials say.
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Sheikhs charged over Lebanon bombs

Friday, August 30th 2013, 15:06
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

A Lebanese court charges two religious clerics along with three other suspects over deadly bombings in the northern city of Tripoli last Friday.
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Lebanon blasts 'kill at least 42'

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 21:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

At least 42 people are killed and hundreds injured in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in one of the deadliest attack since the country's civil war.
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