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Libya and Tunisia sign security accord

Libya and Tunisia agreed on Thursday to boost cooperation on security, the fight against “terrorist groups” and border controls, according to a memorandum of understanding signed in Tripoli. The north African neighbours agreed to “exchange information on the activities and crimes of terrorist groups… their sources of financing and the movements of their leaders,” said […]

Libyan police forces to be trained in Turkish academies

Turkey has started negotiations with Libya to begin training the country’s police force, which is being rebuilt after Libya’s violent revolution that began in February 2011 and ended the 42-year dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. A delegation from the Turkish General Directorate of Security, headed by Deputy National Police Chief Ahmet Pek, traveled to the Libyan […]

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Business in Libya: Don’t rip us off

AS THEY bounce around Tripoli in beat-up cars on potholed roads, past peeling colonial facades and breeze-block houses, Libyans often rue their country’s misspent wealth. “This should be like Dubai,” they say. Owing to decades of quixotic rule under Muammar Qaddafi, it is not. And it won’t be soon, despite the lifting in December of […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections Tripoli will remain stable although there is a risk of further sporadic clashes involving different militia groups, which maintain a presence in some outlying areas of the city. The process of integrating militia groups into the national army will continue, although it may be some time before an NTC-controlled body is in control of […]

Weekly Security Review

Summary Tripoli will remain stable although there is an on-going risk of clashes between rival militia groups. In a clash on 3 January, four people were killed and five injured. Meanwhile, a local militia leader claimed to have detained a number of pro-Gaddafi supporters who were planning to carry out an attack in the capital. […]

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Weekly Security Review

Projections Tripoli will remain generally stable, however, there is an ongoing risk of clashes involving opposing militia groups and tensions are likely to increase in the run-up to a deadline set by the local council for militias to be disarmed, and those from outside the city to return home. Benghazi will remain calm but there […]

Libya asks Turkey’s support for military training

Libyan Defense Minister Osama al-Juwali said Tuesday that Turkey has a very strong army and asked Turkey’s support for military training. In an exclusive interview with the AA, al-Juwali said that Libya wanted the assistance of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in training the Libyan army during the transition period. Libya has become a country […]

Libya Seeks to Buy Electronic Ankle Monitor Bracelets, Bild Says

Libya’s transitional government is seeking to buy electronic ankle monitor bracelets in Germany to aid in law enforcement, Bild reported, citing an internal German Foreign Ministry document. The Foreign Ministry views the request, made in the fall to the German Embassy in Tripoli, as a way to enter the Libyan market, the newspaper said today. […]

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