Posts Tagged ‘US’

US diplomatic mission could soon return to Libya, military official says

  • 16 December 2018 - 23:34
US diplomatic mission could soon return to Libya, military official says

Six years after a deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi, conditions on the ground may prompt the return of a US diplomatic mission to Libya, according to Colonel Adam Chalkley, commander of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response Africa. "There were...

US embassy opens Space Camp Scholarship Program for Libyan applicants

  • 12 December 2018 - 18:49
US embassy opens Space Camp Scholarship Program for Libyan applicants

The U.S. Embassy and Libya are now accepting applications for the 2019 U.S.-Libya Space Camp Scholarship Program that will give Libyan students and educators the opportunity to challenge themselves in an elite training centre designed for the top scientists and astronauts from around the...

US Senators intent on punishing Saudi Arabia for role in Khashoggi killing

  • 8 December 2018 - 21:25
US Senators intent on punishing Saudi Arabia for role in Khashoggi killing

Supporters of bipartisan legislation designed to strongly rebuke Saudi Arabia for the role its Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, allegedly played in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, say they believe they have secured enough votes for final passage. While the measure, sponsored by Sens....

US Africa Command claims airstrike on AQIM militants in Libya

  • 1 December 2018 - 13:54
US Africa Command claims airstrike on AQIM militants in Libya

  A U.S. airstrike in Libya has killed 11 al-Qaida terrorists, AFRICOM said Friday. U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) indicated that the strike Thursday near Al-Uwaynat also destroyed three vehicles of the group al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The military said no civilians were...

Libya’s Salah Badi likens himself to one of America’s founding fathers

  • 29 November 2018 - 14:42
Libya’s Salah Badi likens himself to one of America’s founding fathers

The commander of Al-Sumood Brigade, Salah Badi, has likened himself to one of the founding fathers of the United Sates of America, in an interview with the Middle East Eye (MEE.) Badi, who is a member of the General National Congress in Libya and a commander of forces during 2014 Fajr Libya...

US Foreign and Defense Secretaries tell Congress “MBS” isn’t linked to Khashoggi’s murder

  • 28 November 2018 - 21:22
US Foreign and Defense Secretaries tell Congress “MBS” isn’t linked to Khashoggi’s murder

The Trump administration has attempted to persuade the Senate not to cut off US military support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, arguing that it was in the US national interest and was helping to limit civilian casualties. The defence secretary, James Mattis and the secretary of state,...

Libya’s eastern authorities say suspects in killing of US teacher arrested

  • 22 November 2018 - 18:20
Libya’s eastern authorities say suspects in killing of US teacher arrested

Authorities in eastern Libya said Thursday they have taken into custody suspects in the 2013 killing of a U.S. chemistry teacher in Benghazi, and that more suspects would be tried over the deadly attack a year earlier that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans there. The...

US, Libya renew Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement for 10 years

  • 19 November 2018 - 13:47
US, Libya renew Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement for 10 years

  The US State Department held a signing ceremony in the Treaty Room on 15 November 2018 to recognise the ten-year renewal of the US-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement   The agreement was signed in the presence of Libyan Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis and...

US welcomes results of Palermo Conference for Libya

  • 14 November 2018 - 18:11
US welcomes results of Palermo Conference for Libya

The United States welcomes the conclusions announced by the Government of Italy following the November 12-13 conference on Libya in Palermo, which brought Libyan and international leaders together to advance our shared goal of helping Libya’s institutions break their political deadlock and ensure...

Joint statement by international community calls for holding ceasefire in Libya’s capital

  • 27 September 2018 - 20:55
Joint statement by international community calls for holding ceasefire in Libya’s capital

At the invitation of French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian, Ministers and high representatives of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Niger, Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, the European Union, the African Union and the Arab League, gathered in New York...