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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

White House releases Benghazi emails

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 1:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House releases 99 pages of emails related to the attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya, on 11 September last year.
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Deadly Benghazi blast an 'accident'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 16:58

A deadly blast outside a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi may have been an accident caused by men transporting explosives, ministers say.
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VIDEO: Four killed in Libya car bomb blast

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 5:55

A car bomb explosion near a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi has killed at least four people, officials say.
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Deadly car bomb strikes Libyan city

Monday, May 13th 2013, 22:48

A car bomb explosion near a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi kills and injures several people, local officials say.
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BP withdraws some staff from Libya

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 13:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Oil giant BP withdraws some non-essential staff from operations in Libya following UK government advice about uncertainty in the country.
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Gunmen 'lift Libyan ministry siege'

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 20:44
related places: Tripoli

Gunmen demanding the expulsion of Gaddafi-era officials from Libya's new government lift their siege of two ministries in Tripoli, says a minister.
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VIDEO: US Benghazi talking points 'edited'

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 10:36
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama's administration is being accused of underplaying the role of terrorism in the fatal attack on the US Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last September.
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US Benghazi talking points 'edited'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 16:09
related countries: United States United States

Talking points about an attack on a US consulate in Libya were edited by the state department to remove references to terrorism, US media report.
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UK withdraws Libya embassy staff

Friday, May 10th 2013, 14:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK has withdrawn some staff from its embassy in Libya in response to the "ongoing political uncertainty" in the country, the Foreign Office says.
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Official describes Benghazi attack

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 10:28
related countries: United States United States

A top US official tells Congress he was "stunned" by the Obama administration's explanation for the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
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VIDEO: 'It's the saddest phone call I ever had'

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 6:23
related countries: United States United States

A top US official who was in Libya during a deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has given the first public account of the event.
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Libyan minister retracts resignation

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 14:41

Libya's Defence Minister Mohammed al-Barghathi withdraws his offer to resign, after saying he was stepping down over the siege of two ministries.
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Libya bans Gaddafi-era officials

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 20:51

Libyan MPs pass a law banning top Gaddafi-era officials from political office, a week after militias backing the law laid siege to two ministries.
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VIDEO: Saif Gaddafi appears in Libya court

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 22:15

The son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has appeared in court in the town where he was captured in 2011.
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Saif Gaddafi given Libya lawyers

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 12:03

The son of ex-Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, appears in court to face criminal charges and is appointed two local lawyers.
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FBI releases photos of Benghazi trio

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 1:39
related countries: United States United States

The FBI distributes photos of three men it says were on the grounds of the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, when it was attacked last year.
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Gunmen surround Libyan ministries

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 15:03
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan justice ministry in Tripoli is surrounded by gunmen demanding the expulsion of officials who worked there during the Gaddafi era.
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Gunmen surround Libyan ministry

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 19:43

Men in pick-up trucks bristling with anti-aircraft guns block off Libya's foreign ministry, demanding a jobs ban on Gaddafi-era officials.
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VIDEO: French embassy in Libya bombed

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 20:42
related countries: France France
related places: Tripoli

A car bomb has exploded outside the French embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, wounding two French guards and several residents.
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French embassy in Tripoli bombed

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 14:38
related countries: France France
related places: Tripoli

An explosion outside the French embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, wounds two French guards and several residents and causes major damage.
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VIDEO: France condemns Libya embassy attack

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 10:06
related countries: France France
related places: Tripoli

The French foreign minister has strongly condemned an apparent car bomb explosion outside the country's embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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Sarkozy investigated over Libya funds

Friday, April 19th 2013, 14:43
related countries: France France

French prosecutors are investigating allegations that Libya gave ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy funding for his 2007 election campaign.
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Kidnapped Libyan PM's aide freed

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 15:50
related places: Tripoli

An aide to Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is freed after being kidnapped nine days ago outside the capital, Tripoli, officials say.
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Libyan PM's aide 'kidnapped'

Monday, April 1st 2013, 14:41

Mohamed al-Ghattous, an aide to Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, is missing after apparently being seized by armed men, say officials.
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Gaddafi family 'not in Algeria'

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 18:09
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Three of Col Muammar Gaddafi's children and his widow have left Algeria, its ambassador to Libya says.
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Gaddafi cousin arrested in Egypt

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 19:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt says it is detaining a close aide and cousin of the late Libyan leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, for 30 days as charges against him are investigated.
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Libya alcohol poisoning kills 51

Monday, March 11th 2013, 16:28
related places: Tripoli

At least 51 people have died since the weekend after drinking homemade alcohol in Tripoli, health officials in the Libyan capital say.
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Libya rendition man 'will settle'

Monday, March 4th 2013, 10:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Libyan man suing the UK government for its alleged role in his rendition to Libya offers to settle the case for an apology and a token payment of £1.
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Four foreigners arrested in Libya

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 23:30

Four foreign nationals are arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity.
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Neighbours at war in Lebanon's divided city of Tripoli

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 17:31
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

Lebanon hosts replica of Syrian civil war
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We stand with you, PM tells Libyans

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 17:03

David Cameron tells Libyans that the UK will help to bring them "greater security" as he visited the country on the second leg of his Africa trip.
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Lockerbie police to visit Libya

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 14:26

Police officers investigating the Lockerbie bombing are to visit Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron announces.
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'Threat' to UK embassy in Tripoli

Monday, January 28th 2013, 18:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tripoli

The British embassy in Libyan capital, Tripoli, says it is aware of "a potential threat" against it, and is liaising with the Libyan government.
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Britons urged to leave Benghazi

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 21:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and other foreign nationals are advised to leave the Libyan city of Benghazi immediately because of an "imminent" threat to Westerners.
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VIDEO: Clinton defends Benghazi handling

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 22:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Capitol Hill

Outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has defended her handling of the raid on a US consulate in Libya, in back-to-back hearings on Capitol Hill.
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Clinton defends Benghazi handling

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 22:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton angrily defends her handling of the September raid on a US consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead.
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Gaddafi son in court appearance

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 16:46

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, appears on trial in western Libya on charges of threatening national security.
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Italian Benghazi diplomat shot at

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 22:25
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian consul in Libya's second city, Benghazi, escapes unharmed after unidentified gunmen open fire on his bullet-proof car.
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US Benghazi raid suspect 'freed'

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 12:12
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, United States United States

The sole suspect held over the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has been freed in Tunisia due to lack of evidence, his lawyer says.
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Libya's liberals boycott assembly

Monday, January 7th 2013, 17:56

Libya's main liberal coalition withdraws from the national assembly to protest against delays in drafting a constitution for the post-Gaddafi era.
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Calls to re-open Libya investigation

Friday, January 4th 2013, 4:48

Libya air crash families call for new investigation
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Libyan gunmen seize top policeman

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 16:06

Armed men seize the acting head of the criminal investigation department in Libya's second city, Benghazi.
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Two killed at Libya Coptic church

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 22:28

Two Egyptians have been killed and two injured in an apparent attack on a Coptic church building near the Libyan city of Misrata, officials say.
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Lockerbie bombing: Victim's sister promotes peace in Libya

Friday, December 21st 2012, 9:19

Lockerbie victim's sister promotes reconciliation in Libya
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