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Libya

Early shoots

The filming of ''Graffiti''. Photos: Corbis; AFP; SCMP; Ibrahim el-Mayet

The country had no filmmaking culture under Gaddafi; just a propaganda machine. Days after a film sparked violence across Libya, Steve Rose witnesses the budding of a national cinema.

Saturday, 20 October, 2012, 11:34pm

Scores dead as Libya protesters attack ex-rebel headquarters

Protesters take cover during an attack on a Libyan militia headquarters in Benghazi. Photo: Reuters

At least 28 people were killed and 60 were wounded on Saturday when demonstrators attacked the headquarters in Benghazi of former rebels who had fought to oust Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi

9 Jun 2013 - 2:16pm

15 killed in car bomb blast near Benghazi hospital

People gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion outside a hospital in Benghazi. Photo: Reuters

A car bomb exploded near a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi yesterday, killing at least 15 people, wounding dozens more and destroying a restaurant, a top official said.

14 May 2013 - 11:58pm

Islamists expelled from Mali by French transfer violence to Libya

Diplomats are warning of growing Islamist violence against Western targets in Libya as blowback from the war in Mali, following last week's attack on the French embassy in Tripoli.

30 Apr 2013 - 2:33am

Gaddafi's wife and three children 'flee Algeria'

Aisha Gaddafi. Photo: Reuters

Officials confirmed the late dictator's second wife, Safia, daughter Aisha, and sons Hannibal and Muhammad had fled the upmarket coastal region of Staoueli, close to Algiers, where they had lived since escaping from Libya in 2011.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:27am

Security tightened as Libya celebrates two years since revolt

Security forces stand alert on the eve of the second anniversary of the revolt that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, in Benghazi. Photo: AP

Borders have been closed and some international flights suspended amid fears of a new outbreak of violence.

17 Feb 2013 - 10:47am

Briefs, February 7, 2013

Pablo Picasso's Femme assise pres d'une fenetre. Photo: Reuters

A Pablo Picasso portrait of his mistress and muse Marie-Therese Walter titled Femme assise pres d'une fenetre (Woman sitting near a window) sold for £28.6 million (HK$347.25 million) at a Sotheby's auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art. 

7 Feb 2013 - 6:54am

France tells its citizens to leave Benghazi

A police vehicle is seen stationed outside the Swedish consulate in Benghazi due to a terrorist threat that the Libyan government has played down. Photo: AFP

Having insisted on Thursday there was no "no new intelligence" to justify the Europeans' concerns, Libya said yesterday it had not been informed of their plans to pull citizens out of the country's second city, and was seeking clarification from Britain.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:16am

Britain warns of ‘specific’ threat in Benghazi

Britain’s Foreign Office warned of ‘specific’ threats to British nationals in Benghazi on Thursday

Britain’s Foreign Office on Thursday urged its nationals to leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi due to a “specific and imminent threat to Westerners” there.

24 Jan 2013 - 9:57pm

Clinton to testify on Benghazi attack

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will answer questions about the fatal Benghazi attack before she leaves the job. Photo: Reuters

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear before lawmakers on January 23 to be quizzed about the deadly attack on a US mission in Libya, just days before she steps aside as top US diplomat.

15 Jan 2013 - 11:32am

Italian diplomat in Benghazi escapes gun attack on car

A security guard points to the bullet impacts on the bulletproof vehicle of Italy's consul to Benghazi. Photo: AFP

Italy’s consul to Benghazi in eastern Libya escaped unscathed after an attack on his bulletproof car in the city on Saturday, Italian news agency ANSA and local security sources reported.

13 Jan 2013 - 11:47am

US State Department blamed for ‘grievous mistake’ in Benghazi

US Senators Joe Lieberman (right) and Susan Collins said in a report that security at the Benghazi mission was seriously lacking. Photo: AFP

The US State Department made a “grievous mistake” in refusing to shut down its mission in Benghazi, Libya, despite the deteriorating security situation in the country, a Senate report said on Monday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Top human rights barrister joins Libya rendition case

Libyan dissident Sami al-Saadi. Photo: AFP

A prominent British human rights barrister, who has fought high-profile cases in Hong Kong, has joined the legal team preparing to sue the government over its alleged role in secretly sending a Libyan dissident and his family to the torture chambers of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:55am 1 comment

Benghazi fallout grows as US officials resign

A car is engulfed in flames after an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11. Photo: AFP

The scandal over a deadly attack on a US consulate grew on Wednesday as three officials resigned after a probe denounced security failures and calls mounted for State Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton to testify to Congress.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Benghazi panel strongly criticises State Department

An armed man and the US consulate in flames. Photo: AFP

A long-awaited inquiry into a deadly militant attack on the US mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi has slammed State Department security arrangements there as "grossly inadequate".

20 Dec 2012 - 3:53am

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