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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

Libya town tribal clashes kill 16

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 18:55

Fighting between government forces and tribesmen in southern Libya continues for a second day, bringing the death toll up to at least 16.
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Concern over lawyer held in Libya

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 7:44
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australia says it is seeking consular access to an Australian lawyer being held in Libya after trying to meet the jailed son of Col Gaddafi.
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ICC staff held after Saif visit

Saturday, June 9th 2012, 18:37

The Libyan authorities hold four members of the International Criminal Court's staff who had gone to meet Saif al-Islam, son of former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi.
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VIDEO: Tripoli's airport resumes operations

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 15:35
related places: Tripoli

Almost all flights resume at Tripoli's international airport after a militia group seized control of the runway and halted flights on Monday.
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Bomb targets US offices in Libya

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 15:00
related countries: United States United States

A bomb goes off outside the US embassy offices in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, causing minor damage to its outer gate.
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Flights resume at Tripoli airport

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 20:37
related places: Tripoli

Some air traffic resumes at Tripoli's main airport, a day after it was seized by a Libyan militia group - but questions remain about security.
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Libya's former spy chief in court

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 13:03

The first senior official from the former Libyan regime, Abu Zeid Omar Dorda, is charged in connection with the conflict that toppled Muammar Gaddafi.
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Libya regains control of airport

Monday, June 4th 2012, 21:32
related places: Tripoli

Libyan security forces regain control of the main airport in Tripoli, after a militia overran the runway demanding the release of one of their leaders.
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Libya jails 'foreign mercenaries'

Monday, June 4th 2012, 15:01

A Libyan court has jailed 24 foreigners accused of being mercenaries who aided Muammar Gaddafi's forces during last year's conflict.
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Lebanon sends troops to port city

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 7:35
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

The Lebanese authorities deploy extra troops to the port city of Tripoli to keep the peace after Syria-linked sectarian clashes erupt there.
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VIDEO: Deadly Lebanon clashes over Syria

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 4:59
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

At least nine people have been killed and more than 20 hurt in the Lebanese port of Tripoli, in clashes linked to unrest across the border in Syria.
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Deadly Lebanon clashes over Syria

Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 3:54
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

At least nine people are killed and many injured in the Lebanese port city of Tripoli, as clashes erupt linked to unrest across the border in Syria.
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BP to resume operations in Libya

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 16:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BP, the British oil major, has announced that it will be resuming exploration operations in Libya, as safety fears subside following the 2011 conflict.
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Libya PM lays Fletcher wreath

Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Libyan interim prime minister Abdurrahim El-Keib lays a wreath at the spot where policewoman Yvonne Fletcher was shot dead in London in 1984.
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UK police in Libya Fletcher probe

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 21:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Metropolitan Police team is to fly to Libya to continue the investigation into the murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Anti-Assad Lebanese cleric bailed

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 13:10
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

An anti-Syrian Sunni cleric whose arrest sparked sectarian clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli is released on bail.
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Ex-Gaddafi spy chief 'charged'

Monday, May 21st 2012, 15:31
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Muammar Gaddafi's ex-spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi - wanted by Libya and the ICC - is charged with illegal entry into Mauritania, officials say.
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Lockerbie bomber's funeral held

Monday, May 21st 2012, 13:52
related places: Tripoli

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has been buried in a private ceremony in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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VIDEO: US reaction to Megrahi death

Monday, May 21st 2012, 5:34
related countries: United States United States

The death of the Libyan man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has been received with mixed emotions by the relatives of the victims.
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Lockerbie bomber Megrahi is dead

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 17:32
related places: Tripoli

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi dies at home in Tripoli, nearly three years after he was controversially freed from a Scottish prison.
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Benghazi votes in local elections

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 21:48

Residents in the Libyan city of Benghazi vote in local council elections, the first polls held in the city since the 1960s.
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VIDEO: Should Saif Gaddafi be tried in Libya?

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 19:53
related places: Tripoli

Libya has asked the International Criminal Court to abandon its legal action against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, so he can be tried in Tripoli.
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VIDEO: War photographer remembered at auction

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 18:27

Auction tribute to combat photojournalist killed in Libya
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Seven die in south Libya clash

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 16:34

Seven people are killed and more than 20 injured in clashes in Libya's western desert town of Ghadames, the government says.
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Libya's Belhadj to enter politics

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 17:34

Libya's Islamist rebel commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj says he has quit the military in a bid to enter politics, ahead of upcoming polls.
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Five killed in Lebanon violence

Monday, May 14th 2012, 19:13
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

Five people are killed in sectarian clashes in the Lebanese city of Tripoli linked to continuing unrest in neighbouring Syria, officials say.
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Nato disputes Libya deaths claim

Monday, May 14th 2012, 13:48

Nato says it did "everything possible to minimise risk to civilians" during last year's air strikes in Libya, after a critical report by a rights group.
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Nato pressed over Libya deaths

Monday, May 14th 2012, 5:43

A leading human rights organisation urges Nato to investigate fully the deaths of at least 72 civilians in air strikes in Libya last year.
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Deadly clashes hit Lebanese port

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 13:28
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Tripoli

At least two people are killed in sectarian clashes in the Lebanese port city of Tripoli, as tensions in neighbouring Syria spill over the border.
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Libya PM brands attackers outlaws

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 3:24
related places: Tripoli

Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim al-Keib denounces gunmen who attacked his offices in the capital Tripoli as "outlaws".
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Libya PM office suffers gun attack

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 21:35
related places: Tripoli

The office of Libyan PM Abdurrahim al-Keib is attacked by ex-rebels demanding compensation promised by the government, leaving at least one guard dead.
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Libya lifts religious parties ban

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 17:23

Libya's NTC lifts its ban on religious parties as Libyans register to vote in June's congressional elections.
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Former Libyan minister 'drowned'

Monday, April 30th 2012, 12:59
related countries: Austria Austria

Former Libyan oil minister Shukri Ghanem died by drowning, according to preliminary post-mortem results in Austria.
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Sarkozy to sue over Gaddafi claim

Monday, April 30th 2012, 12:32
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to file a complaint against a website that claimed Libya's Col Gaddafi offered to fund his 2007 election campaign.
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Eyewitness to a Libyan massacre

Monday, April 30th 2012, 10:48

Survivors of a Libyan prison massacre tell their story
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Libya ex-minister dead in river

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 20:26
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

The body of former Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem is found in the River Danube near the Austrian capital, Vienna, police say.
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Libya bans faith-based parties

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 13:42

Libyan authorities ban the formation of political parties based on religious principles, tribe or ethnicity ahead of elections scheduled for June.
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Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:03

A Libyan military commander is taking legal action against Jack Straw, to find out if the former foreign secretary signed papers allowing his rendition.
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ICC prosecutor arrives in Libya

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 13:57

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor arrives in Libya to discuss the case of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, indicted for crimes against humanity.
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'Libya trial' for Gaddafi's son

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 11:58

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi could be tried in Libya, rather than by the International Criminal Court, officials close to the case tell the BBC.
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Megrahi 'given blood transfusion'

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 13:05

Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is said to have been admitted to hospital in Libya to receive blood transfusions.
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Runner holding Libya's Olympic hopes

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 12:09

Is this the person to win Libya's first Olympic medal?
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Ukraine seeks Libyan jail release

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 17:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it is doing all it can to secure the extradition from Libya of 19 of its citizens accused of being pro-Gaddafi mercenaries.
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