ARTICLES RELATING TO MUAMMAR GADDAFI

6 000 Libyans flee into Tunisia everyday

2014-07-31 10:38

Up to 6 000 people a day are leaving Libya and moving into neighbouring Tunisia, the Tunisian foreign minister says, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war.

Clashes between Libyan army, Islamists kill 16

2014-07-22 07:46

Sixteen people, most of them soldiers, have been killed and 81 injured in clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi, sources say.

Fresh fighting near Libya main airport

2014-07-18 17:07

Fighting between powerful militia battling for control of Tripoli’s airport has broken out again, just hours after they had agreed a truce, witnesses say.

Libya's Misrata airport closes after Tripoli battle

2014-07-14 15:08

Libya has suspended all flights to and from Misrata airport in the west, a day after deadly clashes closed the country’s main international airport in Tripoli.

Fraud: Libya scraps vote results in 24 polling stations

2014-07-07 07:50

Libya’s electoral commission has announced it is scrapping the results from 24 polling stations due to fraud in a parliamentary election contested at 1 600 stations in June.

Libya to move new parliament to Benghazi

2014-06-27 07:48

Libya’s new parliament is set to move to eastern port city of Benghazi to help implant state institutions in a region where law and order has largely collapsed, officials say.

Deadly attacks, low turnout mar Libya polls

2014-06-26 10:08

A deadly attack on troops, the killing of a rights activist and low turnout have marred a parliamentary election Libyan authorities hoped would end the political turmoil in that country.

Nabbed Libyan militant lived openly in Benghazi

2014-06-18 08:05

The militant suspected in the deadly 11 September 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi was not a difficult man to find as he lived openly and freely in the restive Libyan city, a report says.

5 Libyan cops injured in suicide bombing

2014-06-12 09:07

A car bomb has exploded at a police station in Libya’s second city Benghazi, leaving the suicide bomber dead and five police officers injured, security officials say.

Libya: Toll in Benghazi clashes hits 16

2014-06-02 14:31

The death toll from fierce fighting between Islamists and a rogue Libyan general has risen to 16, triggering fears of an all-out war as hospitals urged citizens to donate blood.

Rival cabinets meet in Libya political chaos

2014-05-30 07:35

Libya's contested new cabinet has convened for the first time, defying the outgoing administration, which refuses to hand over power and held its own session.

Rocket attack wounds 20 in Libya's Benghazi

2014-05-23 12:46

Twenty members of a single family have been wounded after a rocket slammed into their home near an army base in Libya’s second city Benghazi, sources say.

Libya to vote next month amid rising unrest

2014-05-21 09:08

Libya will hold elections next month to replace its disputed interim parliament, as authorities strive to contain a power struggle with armed ex-rebels and prevent a descent into civil war.

Renegade ex-general steps into Libya's militia fray

2014-05-20 14:14

Libya’s retired major general Khalifa Haftar is back centre-stage after groups of militias claiming loyalty to him attacked parliament in Tripoli on at the weekend.

Fierce clashes in Libya's Benghazi

2014-05-16 18:19

Fierce clashes have erupted in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi between Islamists and forces led by a retired general seeking to purge it of “terrorists”, witnesses say.

New Libyan PM eyes 'crisis' government

2014-05-06 15:47

New PM Ahmed Maiteeq says he wants to engage all political forces in forming a "crisis government" in Libya and devolving some powers to regions in the oil-producing state.

Car bomb kills 2 soldiers in Libyan city

2014-04-29 10:47

A Libyan security official says a car bomb has exploded in front of a military compound in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, killing two soldiers.

Judge orders Gaddafi son tried by video link

2014-04-14 21:04

A Libyan judge in the trial of former regime officials has decided that Muammar Gaddafi's son can be tried in the proceedings via a video link.

Libya's interim govt demands wider powers

2014-04-08 18:44

Libya's transitional government will resign unless it is granted greater powers by the general national congress, a spokesperson says.

Libyan bank staff start 2-day strike

2014-04-02 17:30

Employees at one of Libya’s biggest banks have begun a two-day strike demanding greater protection after a colleague was shot dead at work, a report says.

Libya passes law to organise new polls

2014-03-31 09:05

Libyan lawmakers have approved a new election law, paving the way to call general elections later this year.

Libya frees crew of tanker at rebel port

2014-03-25 11:02

Libya is set to release the crew of a tanker that loaded oil at a rebel-held port and was stopped by the US navy off Cyprus, its state prosecutor says.

Experts: Libyan arms are fuelling conflicts

2014-03-13 14:47

The United Nations experts say arms trafficking out of Libya is fuelling conflict, insecurity and terrorism on several continents.

Libya says its forces seize disputed oil tanker

2014-03-11 10:29

Libyan officials say that government forces have taken over a North Korean-flagged oil tanker docked at a terminal held by a regional militia.

Tension in Libya could slide towards chaos

2014-03-07 10:09

Western countries have voiced concern that tensions in Libya could slip out of control in the absence of a functioning political system.

 

Fuel tanks hit in clashes near Libyan airport

2014-07-23 15:00

Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli have been hit in clashes between rival Libyan militia, igniting a huge blaze near the international airport.

Death toll 47 in battle for Libya airport

2014-07-21 05:55

Islamist-led militiamen have stepped up their assault on Libya's main airport, controlled by rival fighters, which the health ministry say have left at least 47 dead in a week.

Libya weighs international help after deadly clashes

2014-07-15 08:31

Libya’s government says it is considering calling for international forces to help re-establish security after deadly clashes closed Tripoli airport, severing air links with the outside world.

Heavy fighting breaks out near Tripoli airport

2014-07-13 15:20

Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport, killing at least three people and forcing a halt of all flights.

2 Tunisian ex-hostages return home from Libya

2014-06-30 07:42

A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer who were abducted in Libya have returned to Tunisia on a military plane after being freed by their unknown captors.

Rights activist gunned down in Benghazi

2014-06-26 11:57

A human rights activist has been shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan town of Benghazi, hospital and security sources say.

Libyans vote in crucial election

2014-06-25 10:57

Libyans are voting in general elections seen as crucial for the future of a country hit by months of political chaos and growing unrest.

Suicide bomber hits rouge Libyan general's forces

2014-06-12 14:31

A suicide car bomber in Libya has targeted a checkpoint manned by troops loyal to a rogue general outside the eastern city of Benghazi, wounding three people, a security official says.

Libyan court rules against appointment of new PM

2014-06-09 11:04

A Libyan high court has ruled that the appointment by the Islamist-led parliament of Ahmed Maiteg as prime minister is unconstitutional.

Dismay in Tripoli as 'liberators' vie for power

2014-05-30 13:37

Residents of the Libyan capital complain the armed groups they hailed as liberators for toppling Muammar Gaddafi have become their oppressors.

US citizens urged to leave Libya

2014-05-28 09:21

The US has recommended that Americans leave Libya immediately and warned US citizens against any travel to the North African country.

Chinese engineer killed in Libya's Benghazi

2014-05-21 15:10

A Chinese construction engineer has been killed by unidentified gunmen in Libya’s restive second city Benghazi, medical and security sources say.

Libya jihadists vow to defend Benghazi bastion

2014-05-20 15:18

Libyan jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia has vowed to defend its stronghold in second city Benghazi against an expanding alliance of opposition forces.

Libya army orders Islamist-led militia to capital

2014-05-19 14:26

Libya’s army chief has ordered the deployment of Islamist-led militia to the capital Tripoli in response to the storming of parliament by forces loyal to renegade general.

Libyan rebels refuse to deal with new PM

2014-05-07 13:31

Libyan rebels occupying major oil ports in the east of the Opec producer say they would not deal with PM Ahmed Maiteeq, branding him "illegitimate".

Libya speaker confirms Miitig as PM

2014-05-05 14:09

The speaker of Libya’s general national congress has confirmed Ahmed Miitig as the country’s PM, after approving his appointment following a chaotic session of the interim parliament.

Gunmen abduct Jordan envoy in Libya

2014-04-15 10:10

A Libyan official says several gunmen in civilian clothes and in two cars have abducted Jordan’s ambassador to Tripoli

Gaddafi sons set to appear in Libyan court

2014-04-14 10:43

Two sons of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi – along with more than 30 Gaddafi-era officials – are expected to appear in court.

Libyan militant group leader found dead

2014-04-08 11:15

A Libyan security official says the leader of an al-Qaeda-inspired group believed to be behind a recent wave of assassinations of policemen and judges has been killed.

Libya frees 3 seized on rogue oil tanker

2014-04-01 15:48

Three Libyans who took control of a tanker illegally loaded with oil have been freed under a deal with rebels blockading terminals, a report says.

Gaddafi son asks for forgiveness

2014-03-29 08:12

Slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi has asked Libyans for forgiveness in an interview released by prison authorities three weeks after his extradition from neighbouring Niger.

Rogue Libya oil ship returned

2014-03-18 07:38

US Navy Seals have captured an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a rebel-held port in eastern Libya and escaped to sea, the Pentagon says.

Libyan militia commander seeks US help

2014-03-11 12:26

A Libyan commander whose militia took over vital oil terminals in the country’s east says he is seeking help from the US in a standoff with the government over the seizure.

Libyan navy deploys to stop rebel oil shipment

2014-03-10 08:14

The Libyan navy has moved to stop a North Korean ship from leaving a rebel-held port loaded with oil, as the US accused the separatists of theft and warned any buyers could face sanctions.

Niger hands Gaddafi son over to Libya

2014-03-06 10:21

Niger has turned a son of the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi over to Libyan authorities, the Tripoli government says, as a government-allied militia released pictures of him in captivity.

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