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Italy’s Conte planning Conference on Libya

By John Lee. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said he is organising a conference to look for ways to stabilise Libya. At a press conference following his meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, Conte said: “Many of the migration routes from African countries concentrate in the Libyan area. But it’s […]

Libya and Oil: Common Sense Prevails

By Sir Vincent Fean, The Ambassador Partnership LLP. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Sir Vincent Fean’s 39 years of diplomatic experience include serving as Consul-General in Jerusalem, Ambassador to Libya (2006-10), and High Commissioner to Malta.  An Arabist, he has engaged […]

Blackwater Founder to Solve Libyan Migrant Crisis?

By John Lee. The Guardian reports that Erik Prince (pictured), the founder of private military contractor Blackwater, is pushing a plan to intervene in the migrant crisis in Libya with a proposal involving a privately trained police force. He claims his proposal would be a more humanitarian option for the European Union than the current […]

Serraj Opens Embassy in US, Meets Trump and Tillerson

US President Donald Trump met on Friday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Faiez Serraj] to discuss the bilateral relationship between the United States and Libya and opportunities for future partnerships. President Trump underscored the United States’ continued support for the Government of National Accord and the United Nations-facilitated efforts to achieve political reconciliation in […]

US Captures Suspect in 2012 Benghazi Attack

By John Lee. US forces have captured a man accused of involvement in the 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. In a statement, US President Donald Trump said that Mustafa al-Imam “will face justice in the United States for his alleged role” […]

Trump Admin announces New Travel Restrictions

By John Lee. Citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen are to face new restrictions on entry to the United States. A new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday will replace the previous travel ban, and will go into effect on 18th October. The announcement came as Trump’s […]

US Considers increasing Libya Presence

By John Lee. The United States is reported to be considering a significant expansion of its involvement in Libya. CNN says a new diplomatic and military policy could be finalized by the Trump administration in the next few weeks, which could lead to the eventual re-opening of the US embassy and the establishing of a […]

Parts of Trump Travel Ban to take Effect

The US Supreme Court decided on Monday to allow parts of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect. The ban, which prohibits people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days, is expected to take effect within days, but it will not apply to people who have […]