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Clashes hit historic Lebanese market

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 22:40
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Tripoli

At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says.
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Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty

Monday, October 20th 2014, 14:51
related countries: United States United States

Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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West urges end to Libya violence

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 2:44
related countries: United States United States

The US and four European allies call for an immediate end to the fighting in Libya between government forces and Islamist rebels.
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VIDEO: Is Libya becoming a failed state?

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 5:38

The BBC's Tim Whewell gets rare access to Libya's government which is trying to hold the country together from its base in a 1970s hotel
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Air raids and clashes hit Benghazi

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 17:54

Gunfire and air strikes rock Libya's second city, Benghazi, amid an offensive to drive out Islamist militias.
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New charges for Benghazi 'ringleader'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 22:31
related countries: United States United States

A grand jury has levelled new charges against the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
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UN chief in Libya to make peace plea

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 21:10

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, calls for peace in Libya during a surprise visit to Tripoli as part of a UN-brokered reconciliation process.
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Release of British hostage welcomed

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 14:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The release of teacher David Bolam after four months being held hostage in Libya is welcomed by his local MP and the UK's ambassador to Libya.
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Briton held hostage in Libya freed

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 13:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British teacher David Bolam is "safe and well", the Foreign Office says, after he is freed by militants who abducted him in Libya in May.
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Libya troops die in Benghazi attacks

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 1:28

At least 29 Libyan soldiers are killed and 60 more injured in car bombings and clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi, sources say.
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Libya parliament rivals hold talks

Monday, September 29th 2014, 23:43

Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.
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VIDEO: Hunting for migrants fleeing Libya

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 5:42
related countries: Italy Italy

The growing instability and fighting in Libya, has turned the country into a major departure point for migrants who are hoping to reach Italian shores by boat.
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Scores of migrants 'drown off Libya'

Monday, September 15th 2014, 11:46

Scores of migrants, mostly from Africa, are feared to have drowned after a boat sank off the coast of Libya, officials say.
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Libyan jet crashes near parliament

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 9:47
related places: Tobruk

A Libyan jet crashes in Tobruk, near the seat of parliament, causing a huge inferno and killing a child and at least two other people, officials say.
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Libya militias 'seize ministries'

Monday, September 1st 2014, 14:06
related places: Tripoli

Libya's militias capture most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government says, as the prime minister is reappointed.
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Libya PM resigns amid power struggle

Friday, August 29th 2014, 10:18

Abdullah al-Thinni steps down as Libya's prime minister in a bid to end the power struggle dividing the country.
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France urges special Libya support

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 10:48
related countries: France France

French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.
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UN to act on Libya militia leaders

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 21:13

The UN Security Council calls for an immediate ceasefire in Libya and sanctions against those involved in the recent surge in violence there.
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The fallout from Libyan air strikes

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 11:21

How a domestic conflict is being dragged into a wider battle
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US alarm at air strikes on Libya

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

American officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya that targeted Islamist-linked militia last week and that the US was not consulted.
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VIDEO: US alarm at air strikes on Libya

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 5:23
related countries: United States United States

The US was "caught off-guard" by air strikes against Islamist militia in Libya, a senior official has told the BBC.
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VIDEO: Militias control Tripoli airport

Monday, August 25th 2014, 15:14
related places: Tripoli

An alliance of militias takes control of Tripoli's main airport, after weeks of battles between rival groups in the Libyan capital.
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Libya militias accuse parliament

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 16:52
related places: Tripoli

Islamist militias in Libya challenge the legitimacy of the new parliament after announcing their seizure of Tripoli airport.
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Tension high as Libya airport seized

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 7:37
related places: Tripoli

An armed militia alliance in Libya captures Tripoli's international airport after a long battle - a move condemned by Libya's new parliament.
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Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coast

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 15:25

Dozens of people are thought to have drowned after a boat loaded with at least 170 migrants sank off the coast of Libya.
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Unidentified war planes 'bomb' Libya

Monday, August 18th 2014, 15:29
related places: Tripoli

Libya's government says it does not know who was behind reported air strikes carried out overnight by unidentified war planes on the capital Tripoli.
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Libyan parliament seeks foreign help

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 14:52

Libya's parliament votes for foreign intervention to protect civilians caught up in deadly clashes between rival militia groups.
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Libyan police chief 'assassinated'

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 14:31
related places: Tripoli

The head of police in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been assassinated by unknown gunmen, the interior ministry says.
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VIDEO: UN seeks peace between Libyan militias

Friday, August 8th 2014, 20:18
related places: Tripoli

A UN delegation is in the Libyan capital Tripoli to try and help bring to an end the hostilities between rival militias.
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VIDEO: How to stay alive in Libya

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 1:09

How to stay alive in Libya as civil unrest increases
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Chinese workers evacuated from Libya

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 0:11
related countries: China China
related places: Tripoli

China evacuates almost 900 of its workers caught up in fighting in Libya, a Chinese official tells the BBC, leaving only a few dozen in Tripoli.
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More Britons flee Libya violence

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 11:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Navy transports 93 more people out of Libya, as the UK Foreign Office says the situation in the country "continues to get worse".
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India nurses trapped in Libya return

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 8:38
related countries: India India

A group of more than 40 Indian nurses trapped in the fighting engulfing parts of Libya return home, officials say.
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Monday, August 4th 2014, 9:23
related places: Tripoli

A Royal Navy ship helping Britons to leave Libya amid worsening violence in the country has arrived in Malta, the Foreign Office says.
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VIDEO: Navy helping Britons leave Libya

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 11:03
related places: Tripoli

Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli on the evacuation by the Royal Navy of Britons caught up in fighting between militias in Libya.
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UK suspends Tripoli embassy services

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 11:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

The Foreign Office says operations at the British embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya.
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Filipinos urged to leave Libya

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 17:11
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.
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'Dozens of bodies' at Libya base

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 17:42

At least 35 bodies are reportedly recovered from a military base that was overrun by Islamist-led militias in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
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France evacuates expats from Libya

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 11:16
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
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Libya militias seize Benghazi base

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 1:53
related places: Tripoli

A special forces base in Libya has been seized by militias, the fighters and officials say, as a blaze continues at a fuel depot in the capital Tripoli.
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Italy to 'help douse' Libya fire

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 9:53
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy offers to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel storage facility in the Libyan capital, Libya's government says.
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Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'

Monday, July 28th 2014, 16:12
related places: Tripoli

A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze.
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Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38

Monday, July 28th 2014, 3:42

At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say.
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VIDEO: Dozens killed in Libya clashes

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 18:34
related places: Tripoli

Dozens of deaths have been reported in Libya, amid fierce fighting in Benghazi and near the airport in the capital Tripoli.
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US evacuates Libya embassy staff

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 13:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tripoli

The US temporarily evacuates staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital following clashes between rival militias, the state department says.
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Rendition damages case goes to court

Monday, July 21st 2014, 4:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A damages action brought against the UK over a 2004 rendition case involving a Libyan politician and his wife is being heard at the Court of Appeal later.
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VIDEO: Fighting at Tripoli airport

Monday, July 21st 2014, 3:35
related places: Tripoli

At least 50 people have been killed in fighting at Tripoli airport since it began a week ago, according to the health ministry.
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