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Clinton Address to G-8 on Arab Countries in Transition

The following is the full text of the speech given by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the G-8 on the subject of Arab Countries in Transition: Good morning. Let me start by thanking everyone for the contributions that you have already made to this partnership, and for your support of democracy in the […]

Video: Libya a Talking Point for US Presidential Race

Libyans are being encouraged to hand over their weapons in a bid to improve security. Thousands of people have been turning in ammunition, AK47 rifles and even rocket propelled grenades for the incentive of winning a car and electronic goods. The problem of unregulated weapons was highlighted by the recent attack on the U.S. consulate […]

US to Continue Aid to Libya

The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingtly defeated an proposal from Republican Senator Rand Paul (pictured) of Kentucky to cut U.S. aid to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt. According to Voice of America, Paul's amendment would have made any resumption of aid contingent on Egypt and Libya arresting the people responsible for the recent embassy and consulate attacks and […]

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 […]