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The battle for Libya

As revolt sweeps the Arab world, thousands of Libyans have risen up against the 42-year rule of Moamer Kadhafi, who has responded with troops and fighter planes. There are hundreds of reports of bloodshed but the leader's allies have defected and the rebels have fought on.

 
14/06/2011 - Libya - France

Libya's anti-Kadhafi rebels no democrats, report claims

The anti-Kadhafi uprising in Libya is neither democratic nor spontaneous, according to a delegation which visited the country last month.

09/06/2011 - Libya - Nato

Kadhafi used rape as weapon of war, Moreno-Ocampo claims

Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi ordered mass rapes and gave troops Viagra-type drugs to encourage sex attacks, International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo claimed Wednesday.

04/09/2011 - libya

Libyan fighters prepare to take Bani Walid

Libyian fighters on Sunday advanced towards the pro-Kadhafi town of Bani Walid, one of embattled leader Moamer Kadhafi's last remaining bastions.

03/09/2011 - Libya

Libya's new leaders tell fighters from provinces to return home

Libya's new leaders are preparing to move next week their headquarters to Tripoli from their wartime base of Benghazi.

01/09/2011 - France - Libya

Paris hosts conference for Libya

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron are jointly hosting a "Friends of Libya" conference, which opened on Thursday in Paris.

01/09/2011 - Russia

Russia recognises Libya's rebel government

Russia on Thursday formally recognised the rebels who ousted Kadhafi as the legitimate rulers of Libya, on the opening day of a major conference on Libya, hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy ...
Rebel fighters, who were injured during fighting at Bab al-Aziziya, rest at Maitika Hospital in Tripoli August 27, 2011.
31/08/2011 - LIBYA

France requests permission to unblock Libyan assets

France has €7.6 billion in frozen Libyan assets, the l’Elysée Palace confirmed Wednesday, saying that it has asked the United Nations to allow France unfreeze €1.6 ...
31/08/2011 - LIBYA

NATO forces bomb Kadhafi's hometown of Sirte

NATO forces confirmed Wednesday that they bombed the area around Moamer Kadhafi's hometown of Sirte over night, as well as the nearby town of Bani Walid.Rebels say Bani Walid is one of the possible ...
30/08/2011 - Libya

Kadhafi forces get four days to surrender or face military action

Rebels in Libya have given a Saturday ultimatum for Moamer Kadhafi's forces to surrender or face a military onslaught.

Sаfiya Gaddafi, wife of the Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi with her children in Tripoli in 1986
30/08/2011 - Libya

Kadhafi's wife and children flee to Algeria

The wife of embattled Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's and three of his children fled to Algeria on Monday as rebels closed in on his hometown of Sirte.

29/08/2011 - libya

Rebels prepare for final push into Sirte

Nato-backed Libyan rebels are reported to be on the outskirts of Moamer Kadhafi's hometown of Sirte on Monday as they closed in from east and west for the final big battle for full control of ...
27/08/2011 - Libya

Libyans face humanitarian crisis as rebels take over

The turmoil in Libya continues, as rebels succeed in their takeover of Tripoli and hunt for Colonel Kadhafi.
Libyan rebels still fighting pockets of resistance in Tripoli
26/08/2011 - Libya

Libya's rebels appeal to west to release aid money

The number two in Libya’s rebel National Transitional Council, NTC, Mahmud Jabril has called on the West to release all Libya's frozen assets in order for a new government to succeed ...
Head of the rebel National Transiational Council Mustafa Abdel Jalil
25/08/2011 - Libya

Rebels offer million euro reward for Kadhafi

Libyan rebels fighting for control of the capital Tripoli have announced a reward worth just over one million euros for anyone who captures or kills embattled leader Colonel Kadhafi.

24/08/2011 - Libya

Libyan rebels put pricetag on Kadhafi's head

Libyan rebels announced Wednesday that it was offering two million dinars, or 1.2 million euros, in exchange for strongman Moamer Kadhafi, dead or alive.

Rebels celebrated their invasion of Kadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound.
24/08/2011 - Libya

Rebels battle for Tripoli as Kadhafi hides out

The whereabouts of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi remain unknown as rebels continue their attempted takeover of the country’s capital Tripoli.
24/08/2011 - Libya - South Africa

President Jacob Zuma wants a democratic Libya

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says that many Libyan lives could have been saved if the African Union’s peace initiative in Libya had been given space.
16/06/2011 - Libya

Libyan labour minister defects as Merkel, Obama meet

Libyan Labour Minister al-Amin Manfur announced his defection at the annual meeting of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, Libya's UN mission said on Tuesday, as Nato pounded Tripoli and ...
04/06/2011 - Libya - France - UK

French, British helicopters strike Libya

French and British helicopters staged Nato's first chopper strikes on Libya overnight, officials confirmed Saturday.
01/06/2011 - Libya - Nato

Nato extends Libya air strikes for three months

Nato has agreed to extend its air attacks on Libya for three months. And the military alliance dismissed accusations by Moamer Kadhafi’s regime that it has killed 718 civilians.

03/06/2011 - Italy - Libya - Tunisia

At least 150 drowned in migrant boat capsizing

About 150 migrants heading to Italy drowned when their ship capsized off the Tunisian coast, the International Organisation for Migration said in Geneva on Friday.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
30/05/2011 - France - Libya

French lawyers to file Libya lawsuit against Sarkozy

Two French lawyers said Monday that they will launch legal proceedings against French President Nicolas Sarkozy for crimes against humanity over the Nato-led military campaign in Libya.

30/05/2011 - Libya

Zuma in Libya as pressure mounts on Kadhafi

South African President Jacob Zuma was heading for Tripoli on Monday for talks to end the Libyan crisis, as international pressure mounts for Moamer Kadhafi to step down.

An effigy of a soldier hangs from a trffic light in Benghazi
01/03/2011 - Libya - Photo report

Benghazi, the centre of the Libyan uprising

A photo report from the heart of Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, where the anti-government protests the country started.
28/02/2011 - Libya

Kadhafi losing his grip on Libya's oil industry

Moamer Kadhafi’s regime has lost control of the majority of Libya’s oil and gas installations, the European Union’s energy commissioner said on Monday.
25/02/2011 - Libya

Refugees suffer during Libya protests

As the protests against Colonel Moamer Kadhafi continued in Libya on Friday, Eritrean refugees and immigrants in the country said that they feared for their safety.
22/02/2011 - Libya

Kadhafi says he won't go

Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi said that he will stay in Libya as “head of the revolution” in a live TV address as protests against his regime sweep the country.

22/02/2011 - Libya

Kadhafi insists he's still in Libya

Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi made a brief appearance on state television early on Tuesday to deny rumours that he had fled to Venezuela.

25/02/2011 - Libya

Kadhafi threatens more violence in surprise TV address

Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi threatened more violence Friday pledging to throw open the country's arsenals to his supporters in a brief address in Tripoli’s Green Square.

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