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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

Gaddafi's son in Libya 'apology'

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 0:55
related places: Tripoli

Libyan state TV airs footage showing one of the sons of former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi apologising to the nation from prison in Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugee crisis deepens

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 22:31
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

A Syrian woman is in serious condition after setting herself on fire outside the UNHCR offices in Tripoli in Lebanon, after trying and failing to get food aid several times from the UN.
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VIDEO: Smashed Libyan city bouncing back

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:28

Libya's third largest city, Misrata has begun rebuilding itself as a secure place with a booming economy
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US players adapt to Libya's rough style of basketball

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 0:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tripoli

US players adapt to Libya's rough style of basketball
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US returns rogue tanker to Libya

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 14:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Morning Glory

The US says it has returned the rogue tanker Morning Glory - filled with oil at a rebel-held port - to Libya after a Navy Seals operation.
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Deadly bomb blast at Libya army base

Monday, March 17th 2014, 22:31

A car bomb at a military base leaves at least eight soldiers dead in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, medical sources say.
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Monday, March 17th 2014, 22:31
related countries: United States United States

US Navy Seals have taken control of a tanker full of oil loaded from a rebel-held port in Libya, the Pentagon says.
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North Korea disowns Libya oil tanker

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 10:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it has nothing to do with a tanker which left Libya with an oil shipment from a port held by a separatist militia.
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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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