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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 Issues New Travel Ban

By John Lee. United States President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order banning people from six mainly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Unlike the order signed in January, which was blocked by the courts, this new order removes Iraq from the list, but imposes additional vetting for Iraqis. Importantly, […]

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 […]

Libya near Bottom in “Passport Power”

By John Lee. Libya has been rated joint-eleventh-from-the-bottom of the list in a ranking of the ‘passport power’ of 199 countries around the world. The list, compiled by passportindex.org, ranked passports by their ability to allow persons to travel visa-free to other destinations. Top of the list was Germany, followed by Sweden and Singapore, while […]

Egypt eases visa restrictions for Libyans

Egypt has reportedly agreed to ease visa restrictions for Libyans entering the country. According to Libya Herald, the age range for which Libyan males require a visa has been reduced from between 15 and 60 years to 18-50 years. Visas will now be valid for six months rather than one month. Libyan women do not […]