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Video: Libya, The Aftermath of War

Libya is contaminated with hundreds of thousands of explosive remnants of war that threaten the safety of civilians and aid workers. If these bombs are not properly managed, they could end up in the wrong hands, jeopardizing Libya’s recovery and international security. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is currently on the ground to […]

Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has been operating in Libya since mid 2011.   Overview The outgoing National Transitional Council (NTC) announced that it would formally hand over power to the new elected assembly on 8 August, amid apparently […]

Libya-Tunisia Border Crossing Closed

The Libyan-Tunisian border crossing between Dahiba [Dehiba, Dhiba] and Wazin [Wazen, Wazn, Wazzen, Wazzin] was closed by the Libyan authorities on Sunday following angry clashes between Libyans and Tunisians over the weekend. According to the Libya Helrald, the dispute started on Friday between when a Libyan and a Tunisian, both unnamed, were involved in an […]

Libya to pay half of fighter care

The Libyan government will settle half of the 150-million-euro bill for the care of rebel fighters in Greece and will only release the remainder of the money once it is satisfied there has not been any over-charging, according to the country’s charge d’affaires in Athens. Greek and Libyan authorities have been in negotiations for two […]

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Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has been operating in Libya since mid 2011.   Overview The last seven days have seen the majority of reported activity focused on the Benghazi area, including assassination attacks against former regime members, attacks against […]

Turkey Boosts Role in Libya by Training Police

Turkey is training Libyan law enforcement to help establish security and promote a peaceful transition to democracy in a united Libya. 817 Libyan police academy students arrived in Istanbul last week to train at the Adile Sadullah Mermerci Police Centre, where they will spend seven and a half months before returning to home to take […]

Weekly Security Update

A number of unconnected incidents in the capital Tripoli underlined the multi-faceted nature of security threats within the new Libya.  On 22 July Nabil Al-Alem, Libya’s Olympic committee president, was freed by his kidnappers after being held for seven days. Al-Alem was snatched from his car by gunmen on 15 July in Tripoli. The release […]