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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 […]

Libyan National Guard declared “Illegal”

The Presidency Council (PC) of the GNA has declared that the Libyan National Guard (LNG), launched last week as the Libyan radicals’ answer to Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), is illegal. The LNG supports the administration of Khalifa Ghwell in Tripoli. The United States has also expressed “serious concern” about reports that numerous tactical […]

Conference on US-Libya Relations Postponed

Due to events and circumstances beyond the organizers’ and sponsors’ control, the conference on “Libya-U.S. Relations 2017: New Vision, Hope, and Opportunities,” originally scheduled for February 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C., has been postponed. As a result of Executive Order 13769 of January 27, 2017, which bans Libyan travelers from entering the United States, it […]

US Court Lifts Trump Travel Ban – Full Video of Court Proceedings

By John Lee. A US Federal Court has has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Judge James L Robart (pictured) ruled that the ban was unconstitutional, and it has been lifted with immediate effect. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer described […]

US Immigration Clampdown to Strengthen Libya-UK Cooperation

By John Lee. The Chairman of the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) has spoken out against the US clampdown on travel from Libya. In a statement on Sunday, Sir Vincent Fean said: “Donald Trump is making many deplorable mistakes. The Libyan British Business Council condemns this truly grave error, disrupting the lives of so many […]

Trump Approves “Extreme Vetting” of Libyans

By John Lee. US President Donald Trump has issued an executive order that will deny refugees and immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia entry to the United States. The action, which has immediated effect, places a 90-day block on entry to the US for citizens from those countries. It also stops indefinitely […]

Trump May ‘Suspend Some Immigration’ from Libya

By John Lee. ABC News cites sources as saying that US President Donald Trump could suspend some immigration from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, either temporarily or “indefinitely“. They also say that the move by Trump, who is expected to visit the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, could also impact refugees […]