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Libyan opposition hails Russia’s new position over Gaddafi


May 29th, 2011 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
Benghazi, May 29 (IANS) Chairman of Libyan opposition's National Transitional Council (CNT) has hailed the new "position displayed" by Russia which now seeks departure of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to visit Libya for talks with opposition


May 27th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Deauville (France), May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Nicolas Sarkozy will pay a visit to the Libyan opposition stronghold of Benghazi to hold talks with the rebels."The head of the ... Read more...

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Libya’s largest oil company wary of resuming production


May 18th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, May 18 (IANS) Libya's biggest oil company Wednesday declined to resume production due to the uncertain security situation that prevails following widespread protests against the country's leader, Muammar Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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UN staff to leave Tripoli


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 1 (IANS) UN staff would be leaving the Libyan capital of Tripoli, a spokesperson for the organisation's humanitarian office told Xinhua Sunday.Stephanie Bunker, spokesperson for the UN ... Read more...

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NATO halts Gaddafi boats laying mines outside Misurata


April 30th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 30 (ANI): NATO warships have reportedly managed to halt several boats of Gaddafi forces laying anti-shipping mines outside the harbour of the Libyan city of Misurata."We have just seen ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels are inspired by rap music


April 25th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tripoli, April 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The youth in Libya are in arms against their leader and their hatred is being fuelled in an unconventional way. Rap music from amateur rappers in the ... Read more...

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Libyan army may allow tribes to fight rebels in Misrata


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 23 (ANI): Libya's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim has said that the army of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi might hand over the task of fighting rebels to local tribes over fears ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces using schoolboy conscripts to regain Misurata


April 16th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 16 (ANI): Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is reportedly using schoolboy conscripts as young as 15 in a bid to regain the rebel-held town of Misurata.Young government troops captured ... Read more...

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Rumours about Gaddafi stepping down “ridiculous: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi


April 12th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 12 (ANI): Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, has rubbished talks of a change of leadership, and termed rumours of his father stepping down as "ridiculous."Saif, however, said it ... Read more...

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Libyan government accepts African Union’s peace plan: Zuma


April 11th, 2011 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, April 11 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has accepted the African Union's "road map" to end conflicts in the country, Xinhua quoted South African President Jacob Zuma as saying ... Read more...

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Libya rape claim woman now facing criminal charges


March 30th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 30 (ANI): A Libyan spokesman has said that the woman who had burst into a hotel full of foreign journalists to say that she was abducted and raped by militia ... Read more...

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Senior cop, four others arrested for rape and torture of Libyan woman


March 28th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Tripoli (Libya), Mar. 28 (ANI): A senior police officer and four other men have been arrested for viciously raping and torturing a Libyan woman whose shocking claim of abuse made international headlines ... Read more...

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Coalition forces ’strike Gaddafi’s home town’ : Libyan state TV


March 27th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Coalition warplanes attacked Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's home town of Sirte in northern Libya early Sunday, the country's state television reported.Both military and civil facilities came ... Read more...

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UN chief urges Libya to end violence against civilians


March 21st, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 21 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday urged Libyan authorities to immediately end violence against civilians, and asked the world to speak as one against the North ... Read more...

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West bombs Libya, Gaddafi vows ‘long drawn war’ (Roundup)


March 20th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 20 (IANS) A coalition of American, British and French forces bombed by air and from the sea key targets in Libya in aid of rebels holding Benghazi, as ... Read more...

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Libyan Deputy FM claims Gaddafi is powerless, ceasefire with rebels is “credible”


March 20th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 20 (ANI): Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim has claimed that a ceasefire with the rebels is being respected, and that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is just playing a 'symbolic role' ... Read more...

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Libyan air strike on Benghazi kills 26


March 19th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, , March 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 26 were killed and over 40 were wounded after forces loyal to Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi pounded the rebellious city of Benghazi ... Read more...

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Fighter plane shot down in Libyan rebel-held town


March 19th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 19 (IANS) A fighter plane was shot down and there were mortar and artillery attacks Saturday morning in the rebel-controlled Libyan city of Benghazi, Al Jazeera reported.It was, ... Read more...

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Gaddafi regime committed to a ceasefire against rebels: Libya’s Deputy FM


March 19th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 19 (ANI): Libya's Deputy Foreign Minister, Khaled Kaim, has assured the Western powers that his government is committed to a ceasefire against the rebels.Kaim instead claimed that his country ... Read more...

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Libya declares ceasefire after UN no-fly resolution


March 18th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 18(ANI): Libya's government has declared an immediate ceasefire, hours after a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution backed a no-fly zone over the country.Libyan Foreign Minister Mussa Kussa said that ... Read more...

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Thousands celebrate in Benghazi as UN Security Council approves no-fly zone, airstrikes


March 18th, 2011 - 5:54 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Thousands of anti-government protesters on early Friday morning welcomed the approval of a United Nations Security Council resolution which calls for the establishment of a no-fly zone ... Read more...

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US calls upon UN to authorise Libya air strikes


March 17th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US ambassador to the UN has said the UN Security Council should consider not just a no-fly zone over Libya, but also the aerial ... Read more...

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Four NYT journalists missing in Libya


March 17th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Four New York Times (NYT) journalists reporting on the ongoing crisis in Libya have gone missing.A NYT report Wednesday quoted editors as saying that Tuesday morning ... Read more...

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Gaddafi forces launch airstrikes on Ajdabiya


March 15th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 15 (IANS) Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Tuesday launched four air strikes on the eastern city of Ajdabiya, the only town with a sizeable population before ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels urge West to assassinate Gaddafi as troops head towards Benghazi


March 15th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 15 (ANI): Libya's revolutionary leadership is reportedly urging western powers to assassinate Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and launch military strikes against his forces to protect his loyalists from retaking rebel-held cities, ... Read more...

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Al-Jazeera cameraman killed in Libya


March 13th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Benghazi, Mar.13 (ANI): A cameraman working for Al-Jazeera, an Arab satellite channel, was killed in an ambush near the rebel held city Benghazi in eastern Libya.Ali Hassan al Jaber was returning to ... Read more...

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Al Jazeera cameraman killed in Libya


March 13th, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 13 (IANS) An Al Jazeera cameraman has been killed in an ambush near the city of Benghazi in eastern Libya.Ali Hassan Al Jaber was returning to Benghazi from ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s regime illegitimate: GCC


March 11th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), comprising six countries, has termed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime illegitimate and called for establishing contacts with the rebels."The Cooperation ... Read more...

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Operation ‘Safe Homecoming’ successfully drawing towards a close: MEA


March 10th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): The External Affairs Ministry on Thursday informed that as 'Operation Safe Homecoming' rapidly draws towards a close tonight, some 15,400 of Indian nationals are already home from ... Read more...

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All Indians to be back home from Libya by Friday


March 10th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The last three flights are on way to Libya to bring back the remaining Indians from there, ending the fortnight-long operation of evacuating nearly 18,000 ... Read more...

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Evacuation of Indians from Libya to be over today


March 10th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Evacuation of Indians from strike hit Libya will be completed by today. Over fourteen thousand Indians have already reached home by Thursday evening. About one thousand passengers ... Read more...

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14,000 Indians evacuated from strife-torn Libya


March 9th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): The External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday said that as scheduled, some 14,000 Indians have been evacuated from Libya, including about 1000 passengers who were flown back last ... Read more...

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Air strikes continue as Gaddafi sees foreigners hands in protests (Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli, March 9 (IANS) Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi have launched air strikes on a major oil export terminal held by anti-government protesters as the defiant Libyan leader alleged involvement ... Read more...

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US envoy lauds Indian Govt.’s efforts over evacuation from Libya


March 9th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): The United States Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, lauding the efforts of the Indian Government for the safe return of Indians from strife-torn Libya, on Wednesday ... Read more...

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Evacuation from Libya to be completed by Thursday


March 9th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said the evacuation of Indians from Tripoli, Benghazi and Sebha will be completed by Thursday." Evacuation of Indians from Tripoli, Benghazi and ... Read more...

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