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News: Libya

We have started to collect the most important news related to Libya in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Libya – overview

Libya: news

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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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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