Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
March 2012 - Libya Special Weapons News
- Welcoming ceasefire, UN calls for tackling causes of Libyan clashes UN News Centre 29 Mar 2012 -- The United Nations mission in Libya has welcomed the ceasefire brokered in the south-western city of Sabha, where fighting in recent days has resulted in some 50 deaths, and called on all sides to address the underlying causes of the violence.
- Libya Presses For Extradition of Former Intelligence Chief VOA 20 Mar 2012 -- Libya's deputy prime minister is meeting with authorities in Mauritania to urge them hand over Moammar Gadhafi's intelligence chief.
- Rights Group Says NATO Failed To Investigate Libya Civilian Deaths RFE/RL 19 Mar 2012 -- The human rights group Amnesty International is accusing NATO of failing to investigate the deaths of civilians.
- Security Council extends UN mission assisting Libya for another year UN News Centre 12 Mar 2012 -- The Security Council today extended for 12 months the United Nations mission assisting Libya with its democratic transition, while adjusting its mandate to support national efforts to promote the rule of law, protect human rights, restore public security, and hold free and fair elections.
- Moscow Criticizes UN Libya Commission Report RIA Novosti 11 Mar 2012 -- Some of the assessments made by the UN commission investigating reports of human rights violations in Libya are 'inadequate,' the Russian Foreign Ministry's ombudsman for human rights, Konstantin Dolgov, said on Sunday.
- Libya's New Government to Re-examine Contracts with Russia RIA Novosti 10 Mar 2012 -- Russian contracts in Libya signed under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi will be re-examined, Libyan Prime Minister Abd al-Rahim al-Keeb said during his visit to Washington.
- As Eastern Libya Calls for Autonomy A Middle East Analyst Warns of Crisis VOA 10 Mar 2012 -- A decision by a group of civic leaders in the Libyan eastern city of Benghazi to declare autonomy from central rule has raised fears that the country might break apart.
- Tripoli Questions Russian Claims of Libyan Training for Syrian Opposition VOA 08 Mar 2012 -- Libya's interim prime minister says he does not believe Russian allegations that the transitional government in Tripoli is helping to train armed opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Libya is asking for U.S. help to apprehend members of the former Gadhafi government.
- Libya: UN envoy envisages flexible, integrated mission to support transition UN News Centre 07 Mar 2012 -- The top United Nations envoy for Libya told the Security Council today that the Organization's mission in the North African country plans to maintain a 'light footprint' there while striving to provide flexible, responsive and high quality expertise to support the democratic transition.
- Eastern Libyans Seek Federalism VOA 06 Mar 2012 -- Libyans from the eastern region of Brega held a constituent assembly Tuesday in the oil town close to Benghazi with the avowed goal of establishing a loose form of federalism along the lines of the country's 1951 constitution.
- Both pro- and anti-Qadhafi forces committed war crimes in Libya UN News Centre 02 Mar 2012 -- The United Nations-mandated commission of inquiry that probed human rights abuses in Libya reported that crimes against humanity and war crimes were committed by both sides.
- Libya and Syria top talks on chemical weapons between Ban and key official UN News Centre 01 Mar 2012 -- The destruction of chemical weapons in Libya and the possible existence of similar stockpiles in Syria have topped agenda between Secretary-General Ban and the head of body dedicated to the removal of such weapons.
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