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Militia seizes airport in Libyan capital


June 4th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) A militia has seized control of the international airport in Libyan capital Tripoli, CNN reported Monday.Two platoons of the Tarhouna militia moved in overnight because of ... Read more...

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1988 Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi dies in Tripoli


May 20th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI, LIBYA (BNO NEWS) -- Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi, the only person ever convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing which killed 270 people, died Sunday afternoon at his home in the Libyan ... Read more...

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UAE’s new envoy takes charge in Libya


April 30th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, April 29 (IANS/WAM) The new ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Libya arrived in the capital Tripoli Sunday.Saeed Obaid Al Kaabi said the relations between the two ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son had ship with shark tank


March 18th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal, who fled Libya for Algeria as rebels entered Tripoli, owned a luxury 18-deck ship on which there was an ... Read more...

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Russian embassy in Libya stormed over veto on Syria


February 6th, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dozens of Syrian protesters stormed the Russian embassy in Libyan capital Tripoli Sunday, a day after Russia and China blocked a UN resolution on the ... Read more...

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Egyptair resumes flights to Tripoli


November 18th, 2011 - 4:20 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Nov 18 (IANS/AKI) Egyptair, the flag carrier airline of Egypt, has resumed flights between Cairo and Tripoli, the Libyan capital, after a seven-month interruption following political turmoil in the ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam held: Report


October 21st, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 21 (IANS) Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's second son Seif al-Islam was captured Friday in Libya's Zeltin city, 160 km east of the Libyan capital, Egypt's Middle ... Read more...

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NTC seeks Gaddafi family’s extradition


October 21st, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Oct 20 (IANS) Libya's National Transitional Council Thursday called for the extradition of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's family from Algeria, Xinhua reported.The demand was made by Mahmoud Jibril, ... Read more...

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US pledges $40 mn to Libya for arms stockpile safety


October 19th, 2011 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will allocate $40 million to secure and destroy stockpiles of weapons in Libya, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during her visit ... Read more...

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US sends armymen to Libya to reopen embassy


September 21st, 2011 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has said the Pentagon was sending military personnel to Libya to help reopen the American embassy there.In a Pentagon briefing, ... Read more...

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Netherlands to reopen embassy in Libya


September 17th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 17 (IANS) The Netherlands will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli as soon as possible, the Dutch minister for foreign affairs has said.Uri Rosenthal announced ... Read more...

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In post-Gaddafi Tripoli, vigilantes rule


September 9th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) After the takeover of Libyan capital city Tripoli by the rebel troops, it is not they who reign supreme there, but a group of lawyers, accountants ... Read more...

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British diplomatic team reaches Tripoli


September 6th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has confirmed that Britain has sent a team on a diplomatic mission to Libyan capital Tripoli.A diplomatic team, led by acting ... Read more...

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Melbourne world’s most liveable city; Mumbai fares poorly


August 30th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 30 (IANS) Melbourne has pipped 139 other cities to be judged the best city in the world to live in, while India's commercial hub Mumbai was way below ... Read more...

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France reopens embassy in Libya


August 29th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 29 (IANS) France Monday reopened its embassy in Libyan capital Tripoli, after closing the office for nearly six months, the French foreign ministry said."The embassy of France in ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber found at mother’s house


August 29th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) The man who bombed a flight over Scotland's Lockerbie killing 270 people and was released from jail on compassionate grounds has been tracked down to his ... Read more...

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Bangladeshis to be evacuated from Libya


August 27th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) Bangladeshi nationals living in the Libyan capital Tripoli are to be evacuated from the troubled country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).A group of Bangladeshis ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s dead adopted daughter still alive?


August 27th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) An adopted daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi - who was believed to have been killed in US airstrikes in 1986 - is alive and working ... Read more...

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Tripoli hospitals suffering shortage of medical supplies


August 25th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hospitals in the Libyan capital Tripoli are experiencing a critical lack of medical supplies, the al-Ahram website said Thursday.The hospitals are in dire need of ... Read more...

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Abducted Italian journalists kept hostage in Tripoli


August 25th, 2011 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The four Italian journalists, who were abducted Wednesday in Libya, have been kept in apartments in southern suburbs of Tripoli, Italy's Consul in Benghazi Guido ... Read more...

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Reporters imprisoned in Libya


August 24th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tripoli, Aug 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of international journalists are being held in a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli. The journalists were in the city to cover the rebel ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son says Tripoli under government control


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, whom the rebels said they had arrested, appeared TV Tuesday accompanied by his supporters.Al Arabiya television ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s elder son Mohammad escapes from rebels


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's elder son, Mohammad, has escaped, Al Jazeera said. He was captured by the rebels earlier Monday.Mohammad, who was arrested in his house ... Read more...

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South Korea to give $1 mn in aid to Libyan rebels


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS/WAM) South Korea will give $1 million in aid to Libyan rebels as part of a global campaign to end the decades-long rule of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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Italy calls on Gaddafi to surrender


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 22 (IANS/AKI) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is on the verge of losing power as rebels surround his compound and three of his sons are arrested, Italian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s family not in Tunisia: Official


August 20th, 2011 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tunisian government has denied reports that the family of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was in Tunisia, Xinhua reported.The interior ministry spokesman said: "Our teams are ... Read more...

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Russia sends food aid to Libya


July 26th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian government aircraft will deliver humanitarian aid to Libyan capital Tripoli Tuesday, a ministry spokesman said.The emergencies ministry Ilyushin Il-76 plane, carrying 36 tonnes ... Read more...

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Turkey recognises Libyan rebels


July 4th, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkey has officially recognised Libya's rebel council and pledged to help it with an aid of at least $200 million, Al Jazeera reported.The Turkish foreign ... Read more...

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Blast hits Libyan capital


June 15th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, June 15 (IANS) A heavy explosion rocked the Libyan capital Tripoli late Tuesday evening, causing a big fire, with helicopters of the NATO forces hovering over the area, ... Read more...

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Moscow to use ‘practical measures’ for resolving Libyan crisis


June 10th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to employ practical measures to help resolve the political conflict in Libya, foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Thursday.Moscow "has repeatedly underlined ... Read more...

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150 killed in Mediterranean boat capsize: UN


June 4th, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 4 (IANS) At least 150 people - including Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals - drowned and many others were still missing, when a boat capsized off the coast ... Read more...

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South African president arrives in Libya for peace talks


May 30th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, May 30 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma arrived in the Libyan capital Tripoli Monday for talks to end the conflict between long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces and rebels, ... Read more...

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S. African President Zuma to meet Libya’s Gaddafi


May 25th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG (BNO NEWS) -- South African President Jacob Zuma will travel to Libya next week to meet with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in an effort to end the current crisis, the presidency ... Read more...

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NATO air strikes in Tripoli kill 19 civilians: Libyan TV


May 25th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO air strikes on Libyan capital Tripoli killed at least 19 civilians over the past 24 hours, the Libyan state television reported late Tuesday.NATO warplanes ... Read more...

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India backs resumption of political process in Libya


May 24th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 24 (IANS) With Libya reeling under NATO air strikes and political uncertainty, India Tuesday said it wants peace to return to the north African country and ... Read more...

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