libya libya  /ˈlɪ bi ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum

News

  1. FIFA overturns Togo World Cup qualifying win

    ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA has penalized Togo for fielding an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier, a decision which severely damages Libya's hopes of reaching the tournament in Brazil.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Insight: Libya starts facing up to Gaddafi regime's sex crimes

    By Jessica Donati TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The young woman introduced as "The Revolutionary" was breaking a taboo in Libya by speaking out about how she and other women had been raped by Muammar Gaddafi's men in the early months of the country's uprising. "They arrested me publicly at Nasser University," she said, recalling how guards in Tripoli came for her and two other young women who expressed ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Libya promises to break militias as ministry held for second day

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's government is drawing up plans to disband militias who have plagued the capital since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, the justice minister said as an armed group occupied the interior ministry for a second day. Salah al-Marghani did not give details of how the authorities would tackle the bands of fighters who have challenged the authority of the government and its ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "I was both angry and I was repulsed by the reception of a convicted bomber guilty of a huge terrorist crime received on his return to Libya," Brown told reporters. "When I met (Libyan leader) Colonel (Moamer) Kadhafi over the summer I made...
    on Aug 19, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

  2. "Our belief dictates that justice be served but mercy be shown," said Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, ruling that al-Megrahi "be released on compassionate grounds and be allowed to return to Libya to die."
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Kenny MacAskill Source: USA Today

  3. "We're off to a good start," Rice said with Libya's foreign minister at her side. "It is only a start, but I think, after many, many years, I think it's a very good thing that the United States and Libya are establishing a way forward."
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: guardian.co.uk

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