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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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Renewed fighting at Libya airport

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 14:05

Rival militias are locked in battle at Libya's main international airport, with reports of at least four people killed.
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Why is Libya lawless?

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 12:42

What went wrong in post-Gaddafi Libya?
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Rocket attack on Libya airport

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 9:36
related places: Tripoli

Libya's main airport in Tripoli is hit by a new rocket attack, as the government considers seeking security help from international forces.
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Rival rebels clash at Libya airport

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 16:49
related places: Tripoli

At least seven people die in fierce clashes between rival militias at the international airport in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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Libya retakes seized oil terminals

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 22:35

Libya's government says it has resumed control of two eastern oil terminals, Ras Lanuf and Sidra, that were seized by rebels last year.
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Libyan human rights activist killed

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 12:28

Prominent Libyan human rights lawyer Salwa Bughaighis is assassinated by unknown men in her home in Benghazi.
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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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