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Libyan Technocrats Agree Principles to Protect Oil Sector

Key Libyan institutions and representatives have agreed a set of principles aimed at reinforcing existing legal protections for the National Oil Corporation (NOC). Representatives of Libya’s National Oil Corporation, the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), tribal and municipal representatives, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), major international oil companies, diplomats […]

Kennedy-Lugar YES Program 2018-2019

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program is a scholarship program funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by AMIDEAST in countries throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa. The YES program allows high school students the opportunity to study for one academic year in the U.S., where they get the chance […]

US Conducts Precision Strikes in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted two precision airstrikes in Libya against ISIS militants on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at approximately 2:50 p.m. local time, killing several ISIS militants. The strike occurred approximately 100 miles southeast of Sirte. ISIS and al-Qaeda have taken advantage of ungoverned spaces in Libya […]

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 announces Fulbright FLTA Program 2018

The U.S. Embassy Libya is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2018 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program. This program is designed to offer early career teachers of English an opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the society and culture of […]

US Supports UN Action Plan for Libya

The United States has welcomed the September 20 United Nations (UN) announcement of an action plan to advance political reconciliation in Libya and help the Libyan people achieve lasting peace and security. A statement from the US Embassy said: “We applaud the vigorous outreach by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya Ghassan […]

US Conducts Precision Strikes in Libya

In coordination with Libya’s Government of National Accord and aligned forces, U.S. forces conducted six precision airstrikes in Libya against an ISIS desert camp on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:06 p.m. local time, killing 17 ISIS militants and destroying three vehicles. The camp was located approximately 150 miles southeast of Sirte. The camp was used […]

Int’l Community Rallies Behind Ghassan Salame

By John Lee. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson chaired a meeting about Libya on Thursday with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and their colleagues from Italy, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and France. At a joint press conference after the meeting, Johnson said: “Libya is a front line in our common struggle against terrorism and […]