Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
June 2012 - Libya Special Weapons News
- Over 100 Killed in Libya's Tribal Clashes RIA Novosti 21 Jun 2012 -- Recent week-long tribal clashes in western Libya left 105 people dead and some 500 injured.
- Libya: UN envoy calls on authorities to address root causes of recent conflicts UN News Centre 17 Jun 2012 -- The top United Nations envoy in Libya has voiced his concern at renewed fighting in several localities that has led to a number of deaths, injuries and displacement, and called on the authorities to address the causes of the conflicts and protect civilians.
- UNSC urges Libya to work towards release of detained ICC staff UN News Centre 15 Jun 2012 -- The Security Council urged Libyan authorities to work towards the immediate release of four ICC staff members.
- Africom Forms Military Relationship With Libya AFPS 15 Jun 2012 -- Operation Odyssey Dawn, the U.S. Africa Command-led U.S. mission in Libya last year, imparted important lessons the Defense Department’s newest combatant command is applying.
- Top UN official welcomes new election date for Libya’s legislative polls UN News Centre 11 Jun 2012 -- The top United Nations envoy for Libya has welcomed the announcement that legislative elections will be held on 7 July.
- Libya Switches Vote to July 7 VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- Libya has postponed a landmark election until next month to give the nation more time to prepare for its first vote since last year's ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
- ICC requests release of staff members detained in Libya UN News Centre 11 Jun 2012 -- Expressing concern over their safety, the International Criminal Court has requested the immediate release of four of its staff members who have been detained in Libya.
- Russian National Among ICC Team Detained in Libya RIA Novosti 11 Jun 2012 -- A Russian national, Alexander Khodakov, is among the team of four delegates from the International Criminal Court detained in Libya last week.
- ICC Envoys 'Detained' In Libya RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- Libyan authorities have reportedly have put four International Criminal Court envoys in detention for 45 days while investigations into an alleged threat to national security continue.
- Libya Detains War Crimes Court Staffers VOA 09 Jun 2012 -- The International Criminal Court in the Hague says four of its staffers have been detained in Libya.
- Rival Militias Still Fighting in Libya VOA 06 Jun 2012 -- Some worry that the country's instability may mar the election or dim the hopes from last year’s successful revolution.
- Bomb Targets US Embassy Office in Libya VOA 06 Jun 2012 -- An explosion outside the U.S. mission in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi caused no injuries.
- Libyan Authorities Retake Control of Airport VOA 05 Jun 2012 -- The Libyan government says it has retaken control of Tripoli's international airport after disgruntled militiamen stormed the runway.
- Libyan Army Retakes Tripoli Airport RIA Novosti 05 Jun 2012 -- The Libyan army regained control of the Tripoli international airport late on Monday after it had been briefly seized by a militia group.
- Russia Hands Protest Note to Libyan Charge D’Affaires RIA Novosti 05 Jun 2012 -- Russia’s Foreign Ministry gave Libya’s charge d’affaires ad interim in Moscow a protest note over prison terms handed to two Russians.
- Russia to Pressure Libya to Free Jailed Nationals RIA Novosti 05 Jun 2012 -- Russia will take drastic measures, including the use of political leverage, after heavy sentences were handed out to Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian nationals for helping troops supporting former leader, Muammar Gaddafi.
- Libya Officials Reportedly Negotiating With Militia Over Airport Seizure VOA 04 Jun 2012 -- Airport seizure forced officials to divert arriving flights to Mitiga Airport, a military airport in the eastern part of Tripoli.
- Militia Surrounds Airport In Libyan Capital RFE/RL 04 Jun 2012 -- Security and airport officials say a Libyan militia group has surrounded Tripoli's international airport.
- Libyan Militia Seizes Airport in Tripoli RIA Novosti 04 Jun 2012 -- A group of former Libyan rebels armed with tanks have seized Tripoli's international airport and are demanding the release of one of their leaders.
- Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian 'Mercenaries' Get Stiff Prison Terms RFE/RL 04 Jun 2012 -- A military court run by Libya's new rulers has handed down stiff prison terms to a group of Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarusian men accused of working as mercenaries for former leader Muammar Qaddafi.
- Libya Jails Russian, Ukrainian pro-Gaddafi Mercenaries RIA Novosti 04 Jun 2012 -- A Libyan military court handed down long prison terms to a group of men from former Soviet republics on charges that they worked to repair military equipment for Muammar Gaddafi.
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