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Libyan Women trained on Weapons Awareness by the UN

11 Libyan Women trained on Small Arms and Light Weapons Awareness by the UN The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) recently involved 11 women from across Libya in a workshop aimed at enhancing trainees’ capacity to spread Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) awareness messages in their home communities. This event was kindly supported […]

The Online Trade of Light Weapons in Libya

A study by the Small Arms Survey finds that the revolution in Libya, and its aftermath, have paved the way for a large illicit arms trade to emerge. Many of the players in this new market have begun to use new technologies to hawk their wares, with online sales via social media platforms being one […]

Russia Supports Lifting Arms Embargo when Unity Govt Formed

Russia would support a lifting of the UN Security Council’s arms embargo against Libya once the a national unity government begins operating. The Russian Ambassador to Libya, Ivan Molotkov (pictured), told RIA Novosti: “Once the government begins working and when the overall national structures are formed, including its military, then we’ll be ready to support the […]

Libya-Bound Ship Carrying Weapons Seized

Reuters reports that Greek authorities have seized a freighter carrying an undeclared shipment of weapons from the Turkish port of Iskenderun to Libya, 20 nautical miles northeast of Crete. The ship, with a crew of seven, was escorted to Heraklion port on the island. The United Nations has imposed an embargo on weapons shipments to […]

Libya Looks to Russia for Arms

By Mustafa Fetouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni has confirmed the widely held belief among Libyans that Turkey and Qatar are the main supporters of the militias in control of Tripoli since August, after overrunning […]

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Libya: “Arms Embargo Must be Lifted to Fight IS”

The president of Libya’s internationally-recognized parliament, has said that the United Nations arms embargo on the country must be lifted to help prevent the advance of Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants. Aqila Saleh told a meeting of leaders of Arab League member states: “I say to those who oppose or delay the arming of […]

South African Combat Vehicles to be Investigated

A South African politician has called for the presence of South African-manufactured Ratel armoured combat vehicles in Libya to be investigated. Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier said that 423 of the vehicles were exported from South Africa to Ghana, Jordan, Zambia, Senegal and Rwanda between 2003 and 2012, with no record of sales to Libya. […]

Libya Receives Russian Tank Destroyers

The Libyan Army has reportedly received ten more 9P157-2 Khrizantema-S tank destroyers from Russia, adding to the four it received in 2010. IHS Janes reports that ten of the tank destroyers arrived in Libya on September 24. The Khrizantema-S system was originally developed by the KBM Engineering Design Bureau for the Russian Army, with service […]