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West's 'light touch' failed Libya

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 19:01

How West's 'light touch' intervention brought about collapse
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Egypt seeks UN mandate on Libya

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 17:15

Egypt's president calls for a UN resolution to authorise international intervention in Libya after its jets bombed Islamic State targets there.
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VIDEO: The rise of Islamic State in Libya

Monday, February 16th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Egyptian air strikes in Libya have opened up a new front in the war against Islamic State with the extremists there exploiting a power vacuum after the fall of Colonel Gaddafi.
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Prime minister condemns IS beheadings

Monday, February 16th 2015, 20:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Libya should not become "a safe haven for terrorists" after the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in the country, David Cameron says.
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Egypt seeks Libya intervention

Monday, February 16th 2015, 18:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt calls for international military intervention in Libya, as it strikes Islamic State targets on its troubled neighbour's territory.
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Egypt bombs IS targets in Libya

Monday, February 16th 2015, 16:23
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt says it has bombed Islamic State targets in Libya, hours after video emerged showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians.
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VIDEO: Rescued migrants arrive on Lampedusa

Monday, February 16th 2015, 13:46
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

The Italian coastguard has rescued more than 2,000 migrants in a major operation off the Libyan coast, according to officials.
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VIDEO: 'Alarming twist' in migrant rescue

Monday, February 16th 2015, 4:16
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian coastguard has rescued more than 2,000 migrants in a major operation off the Libyan coast, officials have said.
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Christian captives 'killed by IS'

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 22:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A video emerges purportedly showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians who had been seized by Islamic State (IS) in Libya.
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Egypt ready for Libya evacuations

Friday, February 13th 2015, 22:08
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt says it is ready to evacuate its citizens from Libya after IS militants release images apparently showing Egyptian Christians seized there.
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How strong is Islamic State in Libya?

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 1:49

How powerful is Islamic State in Libya?
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'Eleven dead' in Libya oilfield raid

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 22:28

Unknown gunmen have attacked a defunct Libyan oilfield, killing at least 11 people including a foreign national, the oilfield's commander says.
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Libyan MPs revoke anti-Gaddafi law

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 22:45

Libya's internationally recognised parliament revokes a controversial law that banned Gaddafi-era officials from taking part in politics.
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Kidnapped Libya Opec official found

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 21:58

One of Libya's most senior energy officials, Opec representative Samir Salem Kamal, is released more than two weeks after being kidnapped.
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VIDEO: Will this general be Libya's new leader?

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 6:19

The BBC has gained a rare interview with the man at the centre of that battle, General Khalifa Haftar.
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VIDEO: Inside Tripoli's battle-ravaged airport

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 20:21
related places: Tripoli

Footage inside Tripoli's abandoned airport shows the extent of damage caused by clashes.
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Fighting for the spoils of Libya's revolution

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 14:05

Libya's perilously thin semblance of normality
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Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 11:26

Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.
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VIDEO: Inside Libya: Living with fear

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 23:40

The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.
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VIDEO: Footage shows top Libya hotel attack

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 12:35
related places: Tripoli

Gunmen attack a hotel popular with tourists in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
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Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 5:05

Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.
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Gaddafi's legacy haunts Libya

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 1:48

Libya's struggle to move on from the Gaddafi years
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Libyan Opec official 'missing'

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 1:02

One of Libya's most senior energy officials, Opec representative Samir Salem Kamal, disappeared on Thursday, family members tell the BBC.
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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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