Defence

02-10-2013
Canada is bringing its rules on the export of non-lethal military equipment to Libya in line with a UN resolution approved earlier this year.
29-09-2013
The UK is set to train 2,000 former Libyan fighters who have since joined the national army.
29-09-2013
US-based Boeing says Libya is one of several North African countries interested in buying its Chinook helicopters.
24-09-2013
A spokesman says the ministry intends to sign agreements with "a number of foreign companies" to improve border security, and says several UK firms recently made a presentation to the defence minister.
28-08-2013
The Ministry of Defence says it intends to honour pre-2011 contracts at the “earliest opportunity”, according to reports.
21-08-2013
Defence minister Abdullah al-Thanay recently met a representative of the US group.
13-08-2013
Libya’s interim government has announced plans to raise the wages of army personnel, including civilian workers, by 20-30%.
06-08-2013
Abdullah al-Thani, who replaces Mustafa al-Barghati, has been officially sworn in by the General National Congress (GNC).
18-07-2013
A cabinet meeting on 17 July approved an increase in salaries for members of the armed forces.
28-06-2013
Mohamed al-Barghati - who already tried to submit his resignation two months ago - has been asked to step down after fighting in Tripoli left at least seven people dead.
17-06-2013
Reports in the Czech press claim that companies have been negotiating a LD65m ($52m) armoured amphibious vehicles contract, but the deal could be blocked by the Czech government.
11-06-2013
The Libyan government has asked to buy two C-130 military transport aircraft, plus associated equipment and training, in a deal which if approved would be worth some $588m (LD735m).
20-05-2013
The Libyan navy has received the first instalment of 30 high speed patrol boats from France's Sillinger
07-05-2013
Mohamed al-Barghati has retracted his earlier resignation, which was made in protest at the ongoing presence of armed groups at several government ministries.
07-04-2013
The Royal Navy last week sent a warship to Tripoli as part of efforts to increase trade in naval equipment and training.