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Complete Destruction of Libya’s Chemical Weapons

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, applauded the complete elimination of the Category 2 chemical materials removed from Libya and transported to Germany for destruction at ceremony hosted by the Government of Germany and held on 11 January at the chemical weapons destruction facility operated by […]

Libyan Chemical Weapons arrive in Germany

Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the safe removal of the remaining chemical Weapons from Libya, pending their final elimination The safe removal of the remaining chemical weapons from Libya, in compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention, constitutes a positive and important development for the stability of Libya. With the materials having reached […]

Last of Chemical Weapon Precursors Successfully Removed

Announcing a major milestone in the international operation to verifiably eliminate Libya’s remaining chemical weapons stocks, the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, confirmed that the chemicals have been successfully removed from Libya on 27 August 2016. The operation -- facilitated and coordinated by the OPCW -- […]

Countries Authorised to help Libya Destroy Chemical Weapons

Security Council authorizes countries to help Libya destroy chemical weapons Following a request from the main international organization working to achieve a world free of chemical weapons, the United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution authorizing the transfer of such weapons out of Libya for their safe, timely destruction. By the text, the 15-member […]

Gunmen Seize Chemical Weapons

Armed men have reportedly stolen chemical weapons from a storage location in the Jufra district, 600 kilometers southeast of Tripoli. According to The North Africa Post, the amount taken is unknown but there are fears that they could find their way to militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL). Military sources who spoke […]

Video: "All Chemical Weapons Destroyed"

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan officials say the country's stocks of chemical weapons, including bombs and artillery shells filled with mustard gas, have been completely destroyed. It marks a major milestone for the country in the post-Gaddafi era. […]