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US Extends Sanctions on Gaddafi’s family

By John Lee. In a letter sent to the US Congress yesterday, President Donald Trump said that he has extended sanctions placed on the family of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for another year “to protect against the diversion of assets”, citing the on-going conflict in the country as constituting an “extraordinary threat” to US […]

Democrats call on Trump to Sanction Hafter

By Bryant Harris for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Democrats call on Trump to sanction Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter Democrats are calling for sanctions on Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter [Haftar] amid concerns that the Donald Trump administration has been too […]

US Sanctions Libyan Militia Commander

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against Libyan Mahmud al-Warfalli (al-Warfalli). In a statement, OFAC said: "Mahmud al-Warfalli (al-Warfalli) serves as a commander of a militia known as the al-Saiqa Brigade.  Al-Warfalli is designated for being a foreign person who is responsible for, […]

US, UN place Sanctions on Libyan Militia Commander

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrent with the UN Security Council’s Libya Sanctions Committee, has taken action targeting Salah Badi (Badi), the leader of the Sumud Brigade militia that has sparked violent clashes in the south of Libya’s capital, Tripoli. Upon entering Tripoli in late August 2018, Badi […]

China, Russia Abstain on Libya Sanctions Experts Panel

The UN Security Council has granted a mandate extension to the Panel of Experts on Libya Sanctions. Voting to extend, until 15 February 2020, the mandate of the Panel of Experts who oversee the sanctions targeting the illicit export of oil from Libya, the Security Council decided that perpetrators of gender-based violence may also be subject to […]

Sanctions-Hit Restaurant Changes Name

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has updated its sanctions list to reflect a change in the name of a blacklisted restaurant in Malta. The Scoglitti restaurant in Valletta was hit with sanctions in February due its association with Darren Debono, who is alleged to have […]

US, UN Sanction Human Traffickers in Libya

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrently with the United Nations, has sanctioned six individuals for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through their involvement in the smuggling of migrants. Migrant smuggling has become a lucrative business in Libya and fuels instability by providing funding for rogue […]

US Sanctions Libyan Oil Smugglers

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned six individuals, 24 entities, and seven vessels for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through the illicit production, refining, brokering, sale, purchase, or export of Libyan oil or for being owned or controlled by designated persons. […]