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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 […]

US Ambassador Supports Govt of National Accord (GNA)

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, and Amb. Peter Bodde, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, met with the Prime Minister of Libya’s Unity Government Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli, Libya May 23, 2017. During the meeting, Waldhauser and Bodde updated Sarraj on issues and concerns previously discussed during earlier meetings. These topics […]

UK Investigator Seeks Libya Files From SocGen

By John Lee. The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has reportedly sought documents from Societe Generale (SocGen) regarding its relationship with the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). Last week, the French banking giant agreed to pay 963 million euros ($1.1 billion) as part of the agreement between the two companies to resolve all matters between them concerning […]

Can Russia, West cooperate on Libya?

By Vasily Kuznetsov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The flurry of international activity involving Libya in recent weeks raises questions of whether more confrontation between Moscow and the West is coming for the country or if some cooperation is […]

US-made Military Hardware used in Libya despite Arms Embargo

By John Lee. American military hardware is being used to undermine official US policy in Libya, according to a report in TIME. Jared Malsin writes that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has deployed warplanes manufactured in the US in Libya in violation of a United Nations arms embargo. At least six US-made turboprop planes appear […]

Supporting the Reform of Criminal Justice in Libya

Supporting the reform of criminal justice in Libya to advance stabilization and rule of law In partnership with the Ministry of Justice of Libya, and the United States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) – organized a national workshop addressing possible legislative amendment proposals to the Libyan Penal Code based on a […]

Trump says no US Role in Libya

US President Donald Trump has said that the US has “no role” in Libya. At a joint press conference, the US president rejected a plea from the Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni for the US to maintain its “very critical” role in the country and help build political consensus around the struggling UN-backed government in […]

Russia Blocks UN Libya Appointment

By John Lee. Russia has reportedly blocked the appointment of dual US-German national Richard Wilcox as the U.N.’s top official in Libya. According to the report from Foreign Policy, it remains unclear why Russia objected to the candidacy. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had previously described the Trump administration’s decision to block former Palestinian prime minister Salam […]