Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
July 2014 - Libya Special Weapons News
- Foreign Citizens Urgently Evacuated From Libya Over Safety Concerns VOA 31 Jul 2014 -- MOSCOW, July 31 (RIA Novosti) - The international community is fleeing Libya over the escalation of violence in the country, as numerous states urgently evacuate their citizens from Tripoli.
- Negotiator Named to Tackle Libyan Conflict VOA 30 Jul 2014 -- As Libya's rival factions fight in the country's two largest cities, the former head of Libya's interim Transitional National Congress, Mustapha Abdel Jalil, has been appointed to try to negotiate an end to the violence.
- Islamist Militants Seize Libyan Army Base in Benghazi VOA 30 Jul 2014 -- After days of fighting, Islamist groups in Libya have seized the headquarters of the Libyan special forces in the eastern city of Benghazi.
- A Look at Libya's Most Active Armed Groups VOA 29 Jul 2014 -- Analysts estimate there are up to 1,700 armed groups operating in Libya, where the central government has struggled to impose order since the 2011 ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.
- Canada pulls diplomats out of Libya amid soaring unrest Iran Press TV 29 Jul 2014 -- The Canadian government says its diplomatic mission in Libya has suspended operations and staff members have been withdrawn from the North African country amid "unpredictable security environment" there.
- Fighter jet goes down in anarchic eastern Libya Iran Press TV 29 Jul 2014 -- A Libyan fighter jet has crashed in the restive eastern city of Benghazi amid fighting between militiamen and forces loyal to a renegade former army general.
- Fuel Tank Blaze Near Tripoli Airport 'Out of Control' VOA 28 Jul 2014 -- The huge fire from fuel tanks near Tripoli's international airport that has been ignited by rocket attacks is out of control as clashes between rival militias have resumed in the area, the National Oil Company (NOC) spokesman said on Monday.
- About 100 killed in two weeks of clashes in Tripoli Iran Press TV 27 Jul 2014 -- Nearly 100 people have been killed in two weeks of fighting among militants in Libya's capital, Tripoli, over control of the city's international airport.
- Kerry: Libya evacuation not permanent Iran Press TV 27 Jul 2014 -- Secretary of State John Kerry said personnel evacuated from the US embassy in Tripoli, Libya early Saturday would return as soon as the security situation improved.
- Scores Dead in Libya Violence VOA 27 Jul 2014 -- A violent 24 hours in Libya has left 61 people dead, raising the toll to nearly 150 in two weeks of clashes in the North African country.
- U.S. Embassy in Tripoli Relocated DoD 26 Jul 2014
- Diplomats, Marines evacuated from US Embassy in Libya Iran Press TV 26 Jul 2014 -- The US Embassy in Libya was evacuated Saturday because of violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, according to the State Department.
- US Evacuates Embassy in Libya VOA 26 Jul 2014 -- The United States has temporarily closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated the staff to neighboring Tunisia because of heavy fighting near the embassy site in Tripoli.
- Troubled by escalating violence in Libya, ICC Prosecutor urges halt to fighting UN News Centre 25 Jul 2014 -- The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said today she is "deeply troubled" by the escalating violence in Libya, and called on all parties to refrain from committing criminal acts that may fall within the jurisdiction of the Court.
- Libya can try ex-Gaddafi spy chief: ICC Iran Press TV 25 Jul 2014 -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) has upheld a decision which allows Libyan authorities to try Muammar Gaddafi's ex-spy chief Abdullah Senussi.
- Libya: Security Council condemns ongoing violence and its use to pursue political gains UN News Centre 23 Jul 2014 -- The United Nations Security Council today condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals.
- Twin bombings in Libya army base kill 4 Iran Press TV 23 Jul 2014 -- Twin bombing attacks on a military base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have killed at least four soldiers amid continuing clashes between rebel and government forces in the major port city.
- Double Suicide Attack Kills 4 at Libyan Army Base VOA 23 Jul 2014 -- A double suicide attack on an army base in Benghazi killed at least four people, a Libyan special forces commander said early Wednesday.
- Clashes in Libya's Benghazi kill 16, injure 81 Iran Press TV 22 Jul 2014 -- Clashes between Libyan army troops and anti-government militia groups in the eastern city of Benghazi have left 16 people dead and 81 injured.
- Libya Revives Exports From Its Largest Oil Field RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2014 -- Oil exports from the largest Libyan oil field Sharara starting again on Monday, July 21 is a sign of the country's oil industry revival, Wall Street Journal reported Monday, quoting a spokesperson of the Libyan state company National Oil Corp (NOC).
- At least 3 dead in attacks on Libya airport Iran Press TV 20 Jul 2014 -- At least three people are killed in fresh attacks on the main international airport in Libya's capital city of Tripoli, a security official says.
- Renewed Battle for Libyan Airport Kills 4 VOA 20 Jul 2014 -- Heavy fighting around Libya's largest airport killed at least four people Sunday amid a grim resurgence of violence in the country as rival militias enter a second week of deadly clashes.
- Libya: UN mission condemns assassination of former parliament member UN News Centre 18 Jul 2014 -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today strongly condemned the assassination of former member of the General National Congress Fariha Barkawi.
- Libya militants reach truce deal to end airport battle Iran Press TV 18 Jul 2014 -- Rival militant groups in Libya have reached an agreement to begin observing a truce amid a surge of violence in the North African country.
- UN Security Council Tells Libyan Parties To Stop Fighting, Make Democratic Transition RIA Novosti 18 Jul 2014 -- After the UN pulled its international staff out of Libya, the UN Security Council issued a statement condemning "the recent violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport."
- Libya Asks UN to Help Protect Oil Fields VOA 17 Jul 2014 -- Libya's foreign minister has painted a bleak picture of the situation in his country, warning it could become a failed state without international assistance.
- Violence in Libya Disrupts Election to Council of Representatives - UN Envoy RIA Novosti 17 Jul 2014 -- The armed clashes in Tripoli and its international airport as well as violent acts all over Libya jeopardized the June 25 election, UN's envoy to Libya Tarek Mitri told the Security Council on Thursday.
- Recent turmoil in Libya could escalate quickly, threaten fledgling transition - UN envoy UN News Centre 17 Jul 2014 -- The top United Nations envoy to Libya today warned that the risk of a major escalation of the recent fighting in the capital is high and threatens the fledgling political process in the country.
- Amidst fierce clashes in Libya, Ban urges need for dialogue UN News Centre 14 Jul 2014 -- Extremely concerned by the dramatic increase in violence endangering civilians in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a halt to the fighting and a return to the country's political objectives.
- UN mission calls for immediate halt to hostilities in Libya UN News Centre 13 Jul 2014 -- The United Nations mission in Libya on Sunday called for a cessation of hostilities in the capital, Tripoli, as well as in Benghazi and other parts of the country, amid reports of heavy clashes and several deaths.
- US: Anti-Western Fervor Motivated Benghazi Suspect VOA 02 Jul 2014 -- U.S. prosecutors say the militant accused of carrying out the deadly 2012 attacks on American outposts in Benghazi, Libya was motivated by his extreme anti-Western fervor.
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