Defence

20-06-2014
In a meeting with prime minister Abdullah al-Thanay, the Russian ambassador said his country was willing to participate in training Libya’s police force.
11-06-2014
A total of 300 soldiers have left Libya to receive special training in the UK, the first of four batches to be sent.
23-04-2014
More Libyan soldiers are due in Italy as part of a plan to train 2,000 army personnel.
21-04-2014
Security officials say they have witnessed a fall in illegal immigration after a trench was dug around the oasis town of Jalu in eastern Libya.
25-03-2014
The government has approved funding of LD30m ($24m) and LD15m ($12m) to boost security measures in Benghazi and Sebha respectively.
12-02-2014
Quoted in the local press, Russia’s ambassador to Libya says Moscow has supplied supersonic anti-tank missiles to the Libyan army, part of a contract originally agreed before the 2011 conflict.
05-02-2014
Work is continuing on a trench around the oasis town of Jalu in eastern Libya, which aims to reduce illegal immigration.
05-02-2014
Abdulsalam al-Obaidi issued a statement condemning both the defence ministry and the government, saying they have hindered the army’s growth by limiting its budget and not approving contacts.
30-01-2014
Libya has made a request to the US government to buy equipment and training for 6,000 to 8,000 soldiers, a contract potentially worth some $600m (LD750m).
20-01-2014
The General National Congress (GNC) declared a state of emergency in southern Libya after serious clashes in and around Sebha, the region's largest city, with fighter jets continuing to patrol the area on Monday.
12-01-2014
The Libyan army has sent 400 soldiers to Italy to receive training as part of wider efforts to integrate former fighters into the national army.
23-12-2013
The government has given permission to the interior ministry to buy four firefighting helicopters from France-based Eurocopter at a cost of LD67m ($53.6m).
06-12-2013
The government has authorised a transfer of LD1.3m ($1m) to the Benina Air Base for the purchase of aircraft supplies.