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Japan Contributes to Libyan Mine Clearance

Japan is contributing US$1.8 million to the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to facilitate the clearance of explosive remnants of war, coordinated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) through the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). The 2011 conflict in Libya exacerbated the threat of explosive remnants of war […]

Imagine a Libyan Economy Twice the Size

It has been a week of contrasts in Libya. On the security front, Libya's parliament temporarily suspended its main activities due to security concerns, following an incident in which armed protesters stormed the assembly and General National Congress (GNC) President Mohammed al-Magariaf's car came under fire; a crossing on the Tunisian border was closed due […]

Austria to Continue to Support Libya

Austrian Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger (pictured) met for discussions with the Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdul Aziz. The issues discussed were the latest developments in Libya and the region, bilateral relations and also the possibilities that are open to Austria and the European Union for supporting the Libyan transformation process. Also on the […]

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Tunisia Closes Libyan Border Post

A Tunisian soldier was killed on Sunday night during a clash with armed smugglers near the border crossing between Dahiba [Dehiba, Dhiba] and Wazin [Wazen, Wazn, Wazzen, Wazzin] (pictured), and Tunisia has closed the boarder crossing with Libya as a result of the incident. According to Reuters, two Tunisians and a Libyan - all civilians […]

US Travel Warning, 11th March 2013

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Libya and strongly advises against all but essential travel to Tripoli and all travel to Benghazi, Bani Walid, and southern Libya, including border areas and the regions of Sabha and Kufra. Because of ongoing instability and violence, the Department’s ability to provide […]

Weekly Security Update

This week has been marked with sustained unrest in Tripoli focused around the General National Congress (GNC) building with violence and intimidation being aimed at its members.  The period has seen the end of the forced occupation by wounded Thuwars of the National Assembly chamber but immediately followed by those seeking to force through the […]

EU-Interpol Project on Libyan Border Security

Senior EU and INTERPOL officials have inaugurated the establishment of a real-time passport control capacity at Tripoli International Airport. The EU and INTERPOL, in partnership with the Libyan authorities, are launching a key stage of a €2.2 million project funded by the EU's Instrument for Stability aimed at making tangible improvements to Libyan border security […]

Libya and Egypt to Open Border Consulates

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan [Zidan] has announced that Libya and Egypt are to open border-related consulates between the two countries. Speaking on a visit to Cairo, he said the Libyan consulate would be opened in Mersa Matruh, and an Egyptian one in Tobruk (pictured). According to a report from Libya Herald, the move should make […]