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Italy Temporarily Closes Consulate in Benghazi

Italy has ordered the temporary closure of its consulate in Benghazi following the failed attack on its consul at the weekend. Guido De Sanctis escaped unharmed when his bullet-proof car came under fire, following which the Libyan government announced the creation of a special task force to protect diplomats. A demonstration in support of Italy […]

Video: Police Attacked in Benghazi

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. At least one police officer has been wounded after attackers lobbed a hand grenade at a patrol car in the east Libyan city of Benghazi in the latest in a series of assaults […]

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Video: Tawergha - Libya's "Dirty Secret"

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. NATO's 'humanitarian intervention' in Libya was supposed to bring peace while, every day, stories come out highlighting the tribal divide engulfing the country. A recent report by Amnesty International shows that human rights […]

Weekly Security Update

Political The walkout by the largest bloc in the General National Congress (GNC), the National Forces Alliance (NFA), was confirmed on 8 January following the continued absence of MPs from the bloc. The NFA has blamed their boycott on excessive delays in establishing the Constituent Assembly charged with drafting the Constitution; unilateral decisions made by […]

Libya's Ministers: Are They Worth It?

Opening the Italy-Libya Economic Forum in Rome last week, Italy’s Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said: "Security, physical and judicial, is essential ... safeguarding investments is as important as profitability. Many enterprises are ready to strengthen their presence in Libya, but they are waiting for an improvement of the general conditions of security." Little could he […]

Video: Italian Consul Attacked in Benghazi

The Italian consul in Benghazi has come under fire whilst travelling through the city in his car. The consul, Guido de Sanctis, who is based in Benghazi, managed to escape the incident unharmed: (Source: Jewish News One)

Libya, Algeria, Tunisia Meet re Border Security

The premiers of Libya, Algeria and Tunisia are set to meet in the Libyan oasis of Ghadames tomorrow (Saturday) to discuss security along their common borders, reports Gulf News. Prime Minister Ali Zeidan [Zidan] (pictured) said this week that the three countries will discuss “measures to secure their borders by fighting against the flow of arms […]

Army Secures Libya's Oil Ports

Libya's oil ministry has reached agreement with the country's army chief and defense and interior ministries to secure exporting terminals, Minister of Oil and Gas Dr. Abdulbari Alarusi [Al Arusi] said, after several protests have caused shipping disruptions. "We have agreed with the defense minister, chief of staff and interior minister to secure the oil […]