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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 […]

Applications Open for Fulbright Scholarships

The U.S. Embassy to Libya is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for fully-funded master’s degree studies in the United States under the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Program.  This program enables Libyan students to study for up to two years, starting from the fall of 2021, towards a Master’s degree at select […]

US Condemns Blockade on Libya’s Oil Production

Ambassador Kelly Craft Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York January 30, 2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you Mr. President. Thank you Special Representative Salame for your update on the increasingly alarming situation in Libya. Less than two weeks ago, international leaders gathered in Berlin, where they called for a sustained […]

Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2020

The Embassy of the United States in Libya announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2020). We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni […]

US-Libya Working Group to Dismantle Militias

On January 3, 2020, the U.S. Embassy convened a meeting of U.S. government experts and representatives of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to determine concrete steps to eliminate militias, one of the fundamental issues underlying the conflict in Libya. The United States appreciates the GNA’s readiness to address this issue and will remain closely […]

USAID Provides Essential Supplies to Schools in Benghazi

When students at three schools in downtown Benghazi returned to class last week, they found their classrooms now contained essential equipment like desks, whiteboards, IT equipment, and other vital supplies. The equipment was provided by USAID to enable the resumption of normal operations at these schools, two of which were previously rehabilitated by UNDP’s Stabilization […]

The 10th US-Libya Economic Dialogue

Monday marks the conclusion of the 10th U.S.-Libya Economic Dialogue; a process that remains a pillar of our diplomatic engagement with Libya. Our meeting today demonstrates the United States’ commitment to engaging with all Libyan parties to help advance economic reforms aimed at addressing challenges as well as the underlying causes of the conflict. Our […]