Video: Can ex-Spy Chief Get Fair Trial in Libya?

Former Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi is now in custody in his home country after being extradited from Mauritania. He is accused of mass killings and torture during Gaddafi’s rule, and is also wanted by France and the International Criminal Court, who want to take him to the Hague. Where and what charges should Senussi […]

Hermes Datacomms Awarded License in Libya

Wide Area Communications specialists Hermes Datacomms has been awarded a Telecommunications License in Libya. The license was issued by the Libyan government and allows Hermes Datacomms to provide communications to the oil and gas industry and other sectors in Libya including Fixed-line networks, International Telecommunications, Communication Networks, VSAT Communications and Internet Services. Hermes Datacomms Country […]

Qatari Retailer sets sights on Libya

The Qatar-based Al Meera chain of consumer co-operative stores is planning to set up branches abroad, initially in Egypt and Libya, according to Gulf Times. The expansion would be in co-operation with local developers and international retail traders. The Deputy Board chairman of Al Meera stores, Dr Saif Saeed al-Suweidi said: “Our expansion schemes have […]

Libya Political Overview

By ie Consultancy. As Libyans await the announcement of the new Prime Minister on the 12th September, we expect to see a new government take office by mid-October. Following the ratification of results from Libya’s first elections held in July, the National Transitional Council (NTC) officially handed over power to the newly elected 200 member […]

Libya may buy used U.S. Army Chinooks

Defense News reports that Boeing, which makes the Chinook helicopter, is in discussions with the State Department about opportunities to provide used Army CH-47E helicopters to Tripoli. “Libya is anxious for some additional capability,” said Raymond Haddad, Boeing’s head of Chinook sustainment. The State Department and U.S. Congress must sign off on foreign weapons sales. (Source: […]

Italy’s ENAV Wins Libyan Training Contract

Italy’s ENAV has become the official training provider for the Libyan air traffic control service. Under the €1 million contract, the company will train 140 air traffic controllers, who will take part in two-week courses on a roster basis at the ENAV Academy in Forlì between October and December. ENAV CEO Massimo Garbini said: “In a […]

Gaddafi’s Spy Chief in Libyan Hands

Abdullah al-Senussi, Muammar Gaddafi’s former spy chief and once one of the most feared men in Libya, has been handed over by Mauritania to Libyan officials. He was arrested four months ago for illegally entering the west African country. He faces allegations of murder and human rights abuses while he was Gaddafi’s head of intelligence. […]