Tag Archives | Donald Trump

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, […]

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 […]

US Blocks New UNSMIL Appointment

The United States has blocked the appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (pictured) to lead the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). In a statement, Ambassador Nikki Haley, the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said: "The United States was disappointed to see a letter indicating the intention to appoint the former […]

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 […]

Trump Victory to Boost Haftar?

By John Lee. A report from Reuters says that allies of eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have welcomed Donald Trump's victory in the American election, "betting on more support for their anti-Islamist stance." It suggests that the result could boost pro-Haftar factions with strong ties to Egypt and increasingly to Russia -- which printed banknotes for Tobruk's […]