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"New Evidence" of Russian Aircraft Active in Libya

From AFRICOM: Russia's introduction of manned, armed attack aircraft into Libya changes the nature of the current conflict and intensifies the potential of risk to all Libyans, especially innocent civilians. Russian aircraft delivered to Libya in late May are being actively flown in Libya. These Russian aircraft are being used to support private military companies […]

Malta Seizes $1.1bn Counterfeit Libyan Currency

The United States commends the Government of the Republic of Malta's announcement May 26 of its seizure of $1.1 billion of counterfeit Libyan currency printed by Joint Stock Company Goznak-a Russian state-owned company-and ordered by an illegitimate parallel entity. The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) headquartered in Tripoli is Libya's only legitimate central bank. The […]

US to Sending Military Trainers to Tunisia?

By Jared Szuba for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US commander suggests sending military trainers to Tunisia after Russia sends aircraft to Libya The top US military commander for operations in Africa suggested sending US Army trainers to Tunisia in […]

Russia "Deploys Military Fighter Aircraft to Libya"

Russian military aircraft are likely to provide close air support and offensive fires for the Wagner Group PMC, which is supporting the Libyan National Army's fight against the internationally recognized government of national accord, Africom officials said in a news release. The Russian fighter aircraft arrived in Libya from an air base in Russia after […]

Russia "Exploited Instability in Libya" - US

Briefing on Russian Engagement in the Middle East Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ambassador James Jeffrey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Henry Wooster, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Christoper Robinson On Russian Engagement in the Middle East Office of […]

US Gives $6m to Help Libya Fight Coronavirus

Ambassador Norland and Minister Al-Jehaimi Discuss Bilateral Cooperation in the Public Health Sector through USAID Support U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland held a conversation with Libya's Minister of Planning Taher Al-Jehaimi on April 28 to discuss Libya's COVID-19 response and the United States' ongoing commitment to help Libya through the pandemic. There is currently […]

UNHCR Briefs US Ambassador on Support to Vulnerable Populations

US Ambassador Richard Norland convened a virtual meeting on April 20 with Mr. Jean-Paul Cavalieri, Chief of Mission of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Libya, who briefed the Ambassador and Embassy staff on UNHCR's critical activities benefiting internally-displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, asylum-seekers, and their host communities. Mr. Cavalieri also described UNHCR's ongoing […]

Fulbright Student Program and FLTA for 2021-2022

U.S. Embassy Libya is pleased to announce the opening of two Fulbright program competitions for the 2021-2022 academic year: the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program.  These exchange programs are funded by the U.S.  Department of State and were initiated by U.S. Senator William J. Fulbright in 1946 to increase […]