Tag Archives | United States

US Firm to Equip Tripoli Forensic Lab

American-based biotechnology company Life Technologies has said that it will provide a complete laboratory system to help identify bodies from mass graves, and other missing persons. Libya Herald reports that the new Tripoli lab will help identify the remains of an estimated 20,000 people who were found in mass graves after the revolution, and will also […]

Video: Clinton under Fire over Benghazi Attack

A defiant US Secretary of State has faced tough questioning in Congress over security failings that led to the deaths of four Americans in an attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. At one point Hillary Clinton fought back tears as she described meeting the families of the dead, who included the US ambassador to […]

Defence Industry Exhibition in Tripoli

An arms fair is currently running at the Tripoli Airbase. The First Libyan Technologies Military Science Exhibition saw 65 companies from 16 countries promoting everything from items of uniform to ammunition, communication systems, patrol boats and armoured vehicles. According to the report from Libya Herald, the event has been given added impetus by the Libyan […]

New US Chargé d’ Affaires to Libya

William Roebuck has arrived in Tripoli as the U.S. Chargé d’ Affaires to Libya. Chargé Roebuck will continue the work of Laurence Pope, who has served in that capacity since October 2011 following the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Mr. Roebuck looks forward to working with the Libyan government and the Libyan people as […]

US Warns Against Travel to Libya

The US State Department has issued a new travel warning for Libya, advising against all travel to Benghazi: The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Libya and strongly advises against all but essential travel to Tripoli and all travel to Benghazi, Bani Walid, and southern Libya, including border areas […]

US Embassy Provides "Internet for All"

The US Embassy in Tripoli has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft, H2O, and the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) to launch the “Internet for all-Libya” project. This project will install hotspots in public places and schools around Libya and provide training so more Libyans can benefit from access to the Internet. This event coincided […]

Video: Senators Question Lack of Security in Benghazi

Senators probed into the best way forward at the hearings into the Benghazi attack Thursday after a damning report on the September 11 assault on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya found that failures in the State Department's management led to "grossly inadequate" security there; (Source: AFP)

Video: Benghazi Hearings Focus on Painful Lessons

Congress heard testimony on the "painful lessons" of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi after a report on systemic security failures made by State Department. Kwame Holman reports on the tough questions by Republicans on the early characterizations made by Susan Rice and other members of the administration. (Source: PBS)