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Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program 2019

The U.S. Department of State’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and AMIDEAST are pleased to announce this year’s recruitment for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program. The Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program is a MEPI initiative for capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa who are from underserved backgrounds. The […]

LIA Leadership Battle “appears sub judice” in Libya – UN

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Those following the continuing battle for control of Libya’s sovereign wealth fund, the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), may be interested to read the summary compiled by the UN’s Panel of Experts on Libya. In its final report, the Panel finds that the matter of legality of the formation and functioning of the […]

US Officials meet with Prime Minister al-Sarraj

Chargé d’Affaires Blome and General Waldhauser’s meeting with Libyan Prime Minister al-Sarraj US Chargé d’Affaires Donald Blome and AFRICOM Commander General Thomas Waldhauser have met with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to discuss the security situation in Tripoli and U.S.-Libya cooperation. The United States expressed its continued support to efforts to achieve lasting stability in […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

US, UN Sanction Militia Leader Ibrahim Jadhran

The United States, in coordination with the UN Security Council’s Libya Sanctions Committee, imposed financial sanctions on Libyan militia leader Ibrahim Jadhran. In accordance with today’s UN listing, which was proposed by Libya’s Permanent Mission to the UN, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated Jadhran pursuant to […]

UNSMIL Mandate Extended

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 September 2019 under the leadership of the Secretary‑General’s Special Representative. Unanimously adopting resolution 2434 (2018), the Council decided to extend UNSMIL’s mandate as an integrated special political mission to support an inclusive political process as well as […]

Germany gives EUR 2m to UN Local Electoral Initiative

Germany announces its contribution of 2 million euros to UN local electoral initiative in Libya The Ambassador of Germany to Libya, Mr. Oliver Owcza, announced today Germany’s contribution of 2 million euros to the UN local electoral support project to assist “Central Committee for Municipal Elections (CCMCE)” conducting municipal council elections all over Libya between […]