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Low turnout in Libyan elections

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 0:09

Low turnout and deadly violence mar Libya's general election as the country tries to resolve worsening instability since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: 'Ghost' polling stations across Libya

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 13:22
related places: Tripoli

Libyans are voting for a new parliament, however turnout is expected to be low, with just a trickle of voters going to polling stations so far in the capital. Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli.
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Libya adopts $48bn 2014 budget

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 22:05

Libya's interim parliament has adopted a 2014 budget worth $48bn (£28bn), after delays due to the unrest that has plagued the nation.
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Guernsey 'more dangerous than Libya'

Friday, June 20th 2014, 7:52
related countries: Guernsey Guernsey, Iraq Iraq

A bomb disposal expert who survived hostile conditions in Libya and Iraq admits he is "fortunate" to survive stepping in front of a bus in Guernsey.
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VIDEO: 'Children are thrown into our arms'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 20:52
related countries: Italy Italy

Lieutenant Giuseppe Bisceglia of the Italian Navy tells the BBC's Matthew Price about the dramatic rescue missions to help Libyan migrant boat passengers, in trouble on the open sea.
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Profile: Libyan Islamist Ahmed Abu Khattala

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 15:25
related countries: United States United States

Ahmed Abu Khattala, the man held over US consulate attack
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Libya condemns secret US raid

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 14:47
related countries: United States United States

Libya condemns a secret US military operation to capture the suspected leader of the deadly raid on a US diplomatic post in Benghazi in 2012.
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VIDEO: Oil tanker rescues hundreds of migrants

Monday, June 16th 2014, 18:04
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

A Kuwaiti oil tanker has rescued hundreds of migrants from just off the Libyan coast.
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More deadly clashes in Libyan city

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 21:55

Rogue Libyan general Khalifa Haftar continues his offensive against Islamist militias in Benghazi, with fierce fighting reportedly leaving several dead.
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Blast targets Benghazi checkpoint

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 23:31

A large explosion at an army checkpoint outside the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi wounds six people and kills the attacker, army officials say.
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Libyan PM quits after court ruling

Monday, June 9th 2014, 13:00

The disputed Libyan Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteg has said that he will abide by a court ruling which said his election was unconstitutional.
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Blast targets rogue Libya general

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 20:55

A suicide bomb attack at the home of a rogue Libyan general - who has been fighting Islamist militia - kills four people.
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Libya clashes: 18 killed in Benghazi

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 14:51

At least 18 people have been killed in fierce fighting between Islamists and a renegade general in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, medics say.
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Smugglers 'kill six Egyptian guards'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 15:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Six Egyptian border guards have been killed in a clash with smugglers near the Libyan border, the military says.
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Migrants face squalor in Libya jail

Friday, May 30th 2014, 20:43

Illegal migrants' journey ends in Libya jail or morgue
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VIDEO: The migrant horror behind white walls

Friday, May 30th 2014, 16:00

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville found illegal immigrants being held in squalor in Libya, after they were captured trying to make the crossing to Europe.
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'Militants' held in Spanish enclave

Friday, May 30th 2014, 9:24
related countries: Mali Mali, Spain Spain
related places: Melilla

Spain says it has arrested six men in its north African enclave of Melilla on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Libya and Mali.
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Rogue Libya general bombs Islamists

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 16:00

Libyan forces loyal to renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar bomb an Islamist militia base in the eastern city of Benghazi.
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US tells its citizens to leave Libya

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 4:51
related countries: United States United States

State department warns American citizens to leave the country after saying the security situation "remains unpredictable and unstable".
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Libyan critic of militias killed

Monday, May 26th 2014, 15:31

Prominent Libyan journalist Meftah Buzeid, known for his fierce criticism of Islamist militias, is shot dead in the city of Benghazi.
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Libya general urges crisis cabinet

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 22:19

The general leading an armed campaign against Libya's government has urged the judiciary to appoint an emergency cabinet to take over.
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VIDEO: Rockets hit Tripoli residential area

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 17:06
related places: Tripoli

Rockets fell on a residential area in Tripoli on Tuesday night.
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Libya to hold elections amid chaos

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 19:20

Libya will hold parliamentary elections on 25 June, the election commission says, amid fears that the country is descending into a civil war.
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Libya leaders in bid to ease crisis

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 9:52

Libya's embattled government proposes parliament go into recess as clashes with militia raise fears of a possible descent into renewed civil war.
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VIDEO: 'Worst is yet to come' for Libya

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 9:37

Fears are growing in Libya after the government accused renegade general Khalifia Haftar of planning a coup.
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Fighting leaves Libya in turmoil

Monday, May 19th 2014, 2:33

The Libyan government insists that it is in control of the country despite a series of heavy attacks and clashes over the weekend.
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Heavy gunfire at Libyan parliament

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 20:41
related places: Tripoli

Heavy gunfire is heard near the Libyan parliament building in the capital Tripoli, but it is unclear who is behind the violence.
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Libya sets Benghazi no-fly zone

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 0:42

Libya's army announces it is imposing a no-fly zone over the city of Benghazi, following clashes in which at least 43 people died.
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Libyan rebels clash in Benghazi

Friday, May 16th 2014, 20:58

A paramilitary force led by a retired army officer launches operation against "terrorists" in Benghazi, but the government condemns the move.
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Jordan envoy free after Libya kidnap

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 13:44
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Tripoli

Jordan's ambassador to Libya, Fawaz al-Itan, is freed after being abducted by masked gunmen in the capital, Tripoli, last month.
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VIDEO: Migrants drown as Libya boat sinks

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 5:48
related countries: Italy Italy

At least 17 people died when a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank in waters between Libya and southern Italy, navy officials have said.
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Migrants drown as Libya boat sinks

Monday, May 12th 2014, 21:54
related countries: Italy Italy

At least 17 people died and 200 were rescued when a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank between Libya and southern Italy, navy officials say.
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Many dead after Libyan boat capsizes

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 18:41

At least 36 migrants drowned when their boat sank off the Libyan coast on Tuesday, officials say, following the recovery of more bodies.
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Democrats divided on Benghazi panel

Friday, May 9th 2014, 20:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Republican

US House of Representatives Democrats are considering whether to participate in a Republican-led investigation into the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
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US House backs new Benghazi inquiry

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 22:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US House of Representatives votes to create a panel to investigate the White House response to the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
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Libya Congress rejects new PM

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 22:03

Libya's Congress leader rejects the appointment of a new interim prime minister only hours after he was sworn in.
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Gunmen storm Libyan security HQ

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 19:16

Gunmen in the Libyan city of Benghazi have raided a security headquarters, sparking clashes in which at least nine people died, officials say.
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US House to open new Benghazi inquiry

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 19:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US House speaker says he will convene a special committee to investigate the White House response to the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Libya.
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Gunmen storm Libyan parliament

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 17:15

Gunmen storm Libya's parliament and start shooting, forcing MPs to abandon a special session to elect a new prime minister.
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Libyan barracks hit by car bomb

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 9:13

A car bomb explodes at the gates of a military barracks near the airport in the Libyan city of Benghazi, killing two soldiers.
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VIDEO: Libya's youth driven out by fear

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 15:38

The growing number of armed groups in Libya is causing many of its younger people to leave, out of fear of kidnap.
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Jordanian envoy kidnapped in Libya

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 21:38
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Tripoli

Masked gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya in the capital, Tripoli, in an attack that left his driver wounded, officials say.
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Monday, April 14th 2014, 16:26
related places: Tripoli

A Libyan court rules that the late Colonel Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and other Gaddafi officials being held outside Tripoli, can be tried via video-link.
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Libyan PM to step down after attack

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 15:02

Abdullah al-Thinni was only confirmed as prime minister last week but he is stepping down after he and his family were attacked.
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Libyan oil blockade partially lifted

Monday, April 7th 2014, 0:19

Two oil terminals reopen in eastern Libya, after militiamen agree gradually to end their oil blockade as they reach a deal with the government.
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Omar Bakri 'on the run' in Lebanon

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 10:14
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

Cleric Omar Bakri Mohammad is on the run in Lebanon, officials say, after his house was raided as part of an operation to end the violence in Tripoli.
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