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Civil Society Orgs Produce 1st Public Service Announcements

Four civil society organizations from the cities of Misrata, Tripoli and Sebha have received technical training in video production and public messaging, with a grant from the United States’ Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). The six-week workshop is part of a comprehensive program, VOICE (Voter Ownership and Increasing Civic Participation), implemented by Creative Associates International […]

Cinnabon gets Libya opening

Cinnabon, Inc., the snack leader in the bakery-cafe segment opened a store earlier this month in Tripoli. A co-branded Cinnabon and Carvel store debuted July 2, 2012 on the busiest street in the city and signifies a milestone — the first-ever U.S. brand to debut in Libya. The location was in the works for more than […]

US Pledges Continued Support to Libya

Deputy Secretary William Burns visited Libya on Saturday, July 14 for meetings with Government of Libya officials. After meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Abdulrahim Elkieb, he issued the following statement to the press: Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be in Tripoli. And it’s a pleasure to meet again with the Prime Minister, and with […]

Libya looking to boost oil output, says envoy

Libya is seeking to boost its oil production by a third to 2 million barrels a day by year-end, surpassing last year’s pre-conflict level, Libyan ambassador to Washington Ali Aujali said. How fast Libya returns to pre-war levels or surpasses them “depends also on the oil companies, how fast they are returning” to restart or […]

Libya Seeks U.S. Investment in Areas From Oil to Tourism

Libya is seeking to boost its oil production by a third to 2 million barrels a day by year-end, surpassing last year’s pre-conflict level, Libyan ambassador to Washington Ali Aujali said. How fast Libya returns to pre-war levels or surpasses them “depends also on the oil companies, how fast they are returning” to restart or […]

US Renews Commitment to Stand By Libyan People

Statement from US Embassy (A/S Posner) in Tripoli, 31st May 2012: Today we concluded a very successful human rights dialogue with the Libyan government. Our two days of discussions covered a range of important issues, including the upcoming parliamentary elections, detention policies and practices, freedom of expression, and issues relating to accountability and reconciliation. I […]

Looking for investment opportunities in Libya

The fall of Moammar Gadhafi has paved the way for the U.S. business community to invest in Libya as the troubled Middle Eastern nation tries to rebuild itself after a civil war tore the country apart last year. After a trip last month to the new Libya, the U.S.-Libya Business Association says the country would […]

Malta’s close ties with Libya ‘an opportunity for US companies’

Malta’s long-standing and deep connections with Libya are an opportunity for American companies, Lorraine Harriton, the US State Department Special Representative for Business tells The Times Business in an interview during a visit to Malta.  “We know that Malta has long-standing and deep connections with Libya which I think is an opportunity for American companies […]