Weekly Security Report by Janus Global Operations 26 July 2016

Now that the Libyan Political Dialogue talks are over, this reporting week saw a press release come out from the United Nations Support Mission Libya (UNSMIL).  The statement on the UNSMIL website said that the meetings were held to ensure that there was a continued commitment to implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement signed in […]

NOC Hits Out at UN/PFG Port Deal

The chairman of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) has rebuked the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), following his meeting with the leader of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG). Mustafa Sanalla (pictured) sent the strongly-worded letter, seen by both Reuters and Libya Herald, to UN’s Martin Kobler telling him it was […]

Countries Authorised to help Libya Destroy Chemical Weapons

Security Council authorizes countries to help Libya destroy chemical weapons Following a request from the main international organization working to achieve a world free of chemical weapons, the United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution authorizing the transfer of such weapons out of Libya for their safe, timely destruction. By the text, the 15-member […]

Security Council Committed to Libya’s Sovereignty, Independence

The members of the Security Council welcomed the 16-17 July 2016 meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue and the Presidency Council which discussed how to progress the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement and sought to address the provision of basic services, resumption of oil production and implementation of the security arrangements contained in the […]

Video: Libya’s 17-yr-old Olympic Swimming Hopeful

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. She grew up in Malta, and now trains in a rural England — but 17-year-old Daniah Hagul will be the only woman swimmer representing Libya and the Olympics in Rio:

Govt plans “Unity Army” to Halt Internal Conflicts

By Adam Nathan. The Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya is planning to build a new ‘unity army’ to stem conflict between rival militias in the country. “Our strategy currently is to inform different military groups that we welcome anyone willing to join the new army but also making it clear they will have […]

Liquidity Crisis: 26bn Dinars “Hidden Under Mattress”

By Adam Nathan. The new Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya is working with the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) to encourage people to put their money back into the banks to end Libya’s liquidity crisis. An on-going liquidity crisis in Libya sees regular long queues outside banks to withdraw Libyan dinars and foreign […]

Video: France Confirms Soldiers Killed in Libya

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. France has confirmed, for the first time, that their soldiers are operating in Libya. The admission came as President Francois Hollande said three special forces soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash during an […]