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Libyan President of National Congress Condemns Killing of US Ambassador

Mohamed Magariaf, Libyan President of National Congress (NG) condemned the killing of the American Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Libya as a result of an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. He said that the National Congress and the Transitional Government “condemn the criminal aggression” on the US consulate. “While we strongly condemn any attempts […]

US confirms its Libya ambassador killed in Benghazi

The US ambassador to Libya is among four Americans killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, President Barack Obama has confirmed. Armed men stormed the grounds overnight amid uproar among Muslims over a US-produced film which is said to insult the Prophet Muhammad. It has not been confirmed how the ambassador, J […]

Google blocks YouTube clip only in Egypt and Libya

YouTube, which is owned by Google Inc, has announced that it will not remove a film clip mocking the Prophet Mohammad, but has blocked access to it in Libya and Egypt, countries where anti-U.S. protests have taken place. The clip, which is based on a longer film, depicts the prophet as a fraud and philanderer and has […]

Ban Ki-moon urges Libya to try over 7,000 prisoners or release them

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently said that Libya is still facing a number of serious political and security challenges, such as securing the country’s borders, controlling a proliferation of weapons, promoting national reconciliation and rebuilding the justice system. In a report to the UN Security Council, he urged the country's leaders to charge or release an estimated 7,000 […]

Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has been operating in Libya since mid 2011.   Overview Abdullah Al Senussi,Libya’s former spy chief and brother-in-law to Moammar Al Qadhafi, was extradited from Mauritania to Tripoli on 5 September. Al Senussi is […]

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 […]

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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: […]