Conferences & Events
Libya Receives Ex-Irish Offshore Patrol Vessel
The Libyan National Army (LNA), which controls much of eastern Libya, welcomed a new flagship for its naval forces on 17 May when the ex-Irish Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Aisling arrived in the port of Benghazi, Jane’s reported quoting the Libyan
Last Libyan Chemical Weapons Destroyed in Germany
Since September 2016, Germany has helped to destroy the last stockpiles of chemicals from Libya’s former chemical weapons
Germany to Destroy Remaining Libyan Chemical Weapons
Germany is helping to destroy the last stockpiles of chemicals from Libya’s chemical weapons program. The chemicals will be destroyed in Munster, Germany in the coming
UN Authorizes Transfer of Chemical Weapons out of Libya
Following a request from the main international organization working to achieve a world free of chemical weapons, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution authorizing the transfer of such weapons out of Libya for their safe, timely
France Ready to Help Libya with Maritime Security
France said it was ready to help Libya’s new unity government with maritime security as the fledgling administration seeks to assert its authority over the chaos-wracked
Libya Urges Arab States to Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIS
Libya’s internationally recognized government has asked fellow Arab states to conduct airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the coastal city of Sirte, a cabinet statement said.
US May Deploy Drones in North Africa to Combat ISIS
The United States is holding discussions with countries in North Africa about locating drones at a base there to heighten monitoring of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Libya, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, citing a senior
EU Approves Naval Action Against Migrant Gangs in Libya
The European Union (EU) agreed a naval mission on Monday to target gangs smuggling migrants from Libya but parts of a broader plan to deal with the influx began to unravel in a row over national quotas for housing asylum seekers.
US Firm To Help Stabilize Libyan Crisis
Raymond Associates, a New York-based international firm, has been contracted to provide a broad spectrum of services to the National Salvation Government (NSG) of Tripoli, Libya.
U.N. Security Council Holds Arms Embargo on Libya
The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.
Former Libyan General Khalifa Haftar Named Army Chief
Former Libyan General Khalifa Haftar was appointed on Monday as the Army Commander of the country's internationally recognized
Egypt to Train Libyan Forces to Fight Terrorism
Egypt will train Libyan Forces to fight terrorism and help secure a shared border, the Prime Ministers of the two states announced in Cairo on Wednesday.
Libya Asks OPCW to Remove Chemical Stockpile
Libya has asked the global chemical weapons watchdog to draw up plans to ship a stockpile of 850 tonnes of chemicals overseas due to deteriorating security, sources have told Reuters.
Libya Expels Sudan’s Military Attaché
Libya has expelled Sudan’s Military Attaché on Saturday over Khartoum’s alleged support of “terrorist” groups in the country, a government statement said.
Saudi Arabia Arrests Cell of ISIS Recruiters
The Saudi Interior Ministry said Tuesday it detained eight individuals for trying to recruit youth into “extremist groups abroad.”
US, European Allies Deplore Growing Violence in Libya
The United States in a joint statement with France, Germany, Italy and Britain has condemned the escalation of combat actions and violence in Libya and called for a democratic transition in the conflict-torn country, Agence France-Presse (AFP)
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
12 - 14
Tumamah Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia
19 - 24
Langkawi - Malaysia
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