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US State Dept Warns Against Travel to Libya

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Libya. The incidence of violent crime, especially carjacking and robbery, has become a serious problem. In addition, political violence in the form of assassinations and vehicle bombs has increased in both Benghazi and Tripoli. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning […]

US Visa Services in Tripoli Resume 27th August

Non-immigrant visa services are scheduled to resume in Tripoli on 27th August. Non-immigrant visas are required for travelers who wish to visit, work, or study for a temporary period in the United States. The type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel. For additional information, please see the Department of State visa information […]

Civil Society Orgs Produce 1st Public Service Announcements

Four civil society organizations from the cities of Misrata, Tripoli and Sebha have received technical training in video production and public messaging, with a grant from the United States' Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). The six-week workshop is part of a comprehensive program, VOICE (Voter Ownership and Increasing Civic Participation), implemented by Creative Associates International […]

Cinnabon gets Libya opening

Cinnabon, Inc., the snack leader in the bakery-cafe segment opened a store earlier this month in Tripoli. A co-branded Cinnabon and Carvel store debuted July 2, 2012 on the busiest street in the city and signifies a milestone — the first-ever U.S. brand to debut in Libya. The location was in the works for more than […]

US Pledges Continued Support to Libya

Deputy Secretary William Burns visited Libya on Saturday, July 14 for meetings with Government of Libya officials. After meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Abdulrahim Elkieb, he issued the following statement to the press: Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be in Tripoli. And it’s a pleasure to meet again with the Prime Minister, and with […]

Libya looking to boost oil output, says envoy

Libya is seeking to boost its oil production by a third to 2 million barrels a day by year-end, surpassing last year’s pre-conflict level, Libyan ambassador to Washington Ali Aujali said. How fast Libya returns to pre-war levels or surpasses them “depends also on the oil companies, how fast they are returning” to restart or […]

Libya Seeks U.S. Investment in Areas From Oil to Tourism

Libya is seeking to boost its oil production by a third to 2 million barrels a day by year-end, surpassing last year’s pre-conflict level, Libyan ambassador to Washington Ali Aujali said. How fast Libya returns to pre-war levels or surpasses them “depends also on the oil companies, how fast they are returning” to restart or […]

US Renews Commitment to Stand By Libyan People

Statement from US Embassy (A/S Posner) in Tripoli, 31st May 2012: Today we concluded a very successful human rights dialogue with the Libyan government. Our two days of discussions covered a range of important issues, including the upcoming parliamentary elections, detention policies and practices, freedom of expression, and issues relating to accountability and reconciliation. I […]