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Former Lebanese Culture Minister to replace Kobler

By John Lee. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly appointed the former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salamé (pictured) to succeed Martin Kobler as head of UNSMIL. The United States had previously rejected Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for the job because of his nationality. Reuters reports that, following that objection, Russia and other council members […]

Guterres: US blocking Libya Envoy was “Serious Mistake”

By John Lee. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (pictured) has said that the Trump administration’s decision to block a former Palestinian prime minister from leading the U.N. political mission in Libya was “a serious mistake.” Washington blocked the proposed appointment of Salam Fayyad saying t said it was acting to support Israel. Associated Press quotes Guterres […]

US Blocks New UNSMIL Appointment

The United States has blocked the appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (pictured) to lead the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). In a statement, Ambassador Nikki Haley, the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said: “The United States was disappointed to see a letter indicating the intention to appoint the former […]

Former Palestinian PM to head UNSMIL

By John Lee. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres intends to nominate a former Palestinian prime minister as special envoy for Libya and head of UNSMIL. Salam Fayyad will take the place of Martin Kobler, who has been Libya envoy since November 2015. He was Palestinian Finance Minister from June 2002 to November 2005 and from March […]

Video: “Iran, not Libya, behind Lockerbie”

From Channel 4 News. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iranian officials in retaliation for the US shooting down one of its civilian aircraft, a high level defector claims. Former Iranian intelligence official Abolghassem Mesbahi, who has […]

Video: Looted Gaddafi Arms Flooding into Gaza

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A 5-member expert United Nations panel has sent a new report to the Security Council warning that weapons from Libya are spreading at an “alarming rate” through the Middle East and Africa, fuelling […]

Libya, Palestine Call for Closer Trade Links

The leader of Tripoli local council, Sadat Elbadri, said Palestinian businesses should contribute to Libya’s growth and invest in the country, reports Libya Herald. Similarly, the Palestinian Ambassador in Tripoli, Al-Mutawakel Taha, wants Libyan businessmen and women to visit Palestine and support economic cooperation between the two countries. The calls were made at first Palestine […]