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# libya - Today’s News


# libya - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Explainer: What’s happening in Libya and why is it important?

The toppling of Muammar Gaddafi was just the beginning.

# libya - Monday 2 February, 2015

UK agents allegedly involved in arrest and torture of Irish resident in Saudi Arabia Exclusive

The Irish Government made representations on behalf of Abdullah Abu Bakir Hassan’s family in Ireland.

# libya - Monday 27 October, 2014

Interactive map: Here’s where all our live sheep and cattle exports go

Almost 203,000 cattle and sheep were exported so far this year.

# libya - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Three Irish fighters have been killed in Middle East conflicts since 2010

It’s estimated that between 25 and 30 Irish people have traveled to the area where Islamic State is active.

# libya - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Islamist fighters seize Tripoli airport

The country’s government has branded the Islamist militias as ‘terrorists’.

# libya - Monday 4 August, 2014

Here’s how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country

Ever wondered how the Marine Corps mobilises so quickly, and how missions are carried out?

# libya - Friday 1 August, 2014

‘Crisis team’ set up to help Irish in Libya, as French and British leave on naval ship

Around 200 people have been killed in the last two weeks in Tripoli and Benghazi.

# libya - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes

Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit

# libya - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Mountjoy prison, Gaza protests, and Cork beaches…

US shuts its embassy in Libya and evacuates staff amid violent clashes

A spokesperson said the decision to leave the embassy had not been taken lightly.

# libya - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests

Under the Obama administration the NSA has continued to grow and Libya has slipped into chaos, meanwhile relations with Russia are reaching crisis point.

# libya - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Special forces have captured the suspected ringleader behind the Benghazi attack

Special forces, working with FBI agents, carried out Sunday’s operation and the suspect

# libya - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams

This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.

# libya - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Attack on his family prompts Libya’s prime minister to resign after one month in office

He said in a statement that he would not accept the premiership after the “traitorous attack”.

# libya - Thursday 6 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

Gaddafi’s son has been extradited and put in prison

Saadi Gaddafi was best known as the head of Libya’s football federation and a player who paid his way into Italy’s top division.

# libya - Thursday 2 January, 2014

British man, New Zealand woman found shot dead on Tripoli beach

The British Foreign Office said it is “urgently seeking” further information.

# libya - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint

The death toll is likely to rise, according to witnesses on scene.

# libya - Saturday 21 December, 2013

So what is left of the Arab Spring?

It is the third anniversary of the Tunisian protest which sparked a flame across the Middle East and North Africa.

# libya - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

At least 31 killed, more than 200 injured in Libya gun attack

Gunmen opened fire on a crowd demanding their disbandment, officials say.

# libya - Friday 8 November, 2013

Police say Italian shipwreck migrants were raped and tortured

“They forced us to watch our men being tortured with various methods including batons [and] electric shocks to the feet. Whoever rebelled was tied up”.

# libya - Friday 11 October, 2013

Car bomb explodes outside Swedish and Finnish consulates in Libya

Nobody was killed in the blasts, officials confirmed.

# libya - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed just hours after kidnapping

The pre-dawn seizure of Zeidan came five days after US commandos embarrassed and angered Libya’s government.

# libya - Monday 7 October, 2013

Libya demands explanation from US over raid

Libya has asked for clarifications regarding the abduction of an al-Qaida leader in Tripoli.

# libya - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Raids show terrorists “can run but they can’t hide” — John Kerry

US forces captured a suspect in the 1988 US embassy bombings during a raid in Libya. Another raid, targeting a militant in Somalia, was aborted after a gun battle.

US stages raids targeting Islamist leaders in Africa

A Libyan militant suspected in the 1998 US embassy bombings was captured by US forces. A leader of the Shabab group was targeted in southern Somalia in a second raid.

# libya - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria

It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.

# libya - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people have visited the church in Spain with the botched fresco of Jesus?

# libya - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Gaddafi’s compound will be turned into an amusement park

The Bab al-Aziziya compound covers several square hectares of prime real estate in central Tripoli.

# libya - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?

Amnesty International says European funding to secure Libyan borders is resulting in ‘holding centres’ where abuses occur.

# libya - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

From The42 ‘They threatened to keep my passport if I didn’t sign’ – Eamon Zayed World Cup 2014

‘They threatened to keep my passport if I didn’t sign’ – Eamon Zayed

The out-of-contract striker is weighing up his options and concentrating on international football after finiding himself in a sticky situation.

# libya - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Irish teachers still owed €142,000 for teaching Libyan Leaving Certs

The Department of Education says it has only just learned that teachers were left with unpaid wages from two years ago.

# libya - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?

While we can’t definitively rule out the possibility that the US attacking Iraq and Libya to seize control of their oil supplies, when all factors are considered one thing is missing from this hypothesis: a compelling reason, writes Scott Fitzsimons.

# libya - Monday 6 May, 2013

Libya delays Lockerbie verdict on Gaddafi ministers

The verdict in the case of two officials from the ousted dictator’s regime, who have been accused of “financial crimes” connected to compensation for the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing, has been postponed today.

# libya - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Navan teenager killed in Syria after joining rebels

Shamseddin Gaidan, 16, is believed to have joined the rebels after returning to his native Libya last summer.

Top readers’ comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# libya - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Almost 3,000 live cattle to be exported to Libya tomorrow

Animal rights groups have criticised the export but the department said it enforces a strict system of transport rules.

# libya - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Dutch, Britons and Germans warned to leave Benghazi following threat

The call was made in response to what was described as an imminent threat against Westerners.

# libya - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

US journalist kidnapped in Syria six weeks ago is still missing

James Foley went missing six weeks ago but news of his kidnap is only emerging now after his family broke their silence. It is the second time he has been kidnapped in recent years.

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