Posts Tagged ‘US’

US AFRICOM commander and ambassador visit Libya’s capital

  • 19 March 2019 - 16:27
US AFRICOM commander and ambassador visit Libya’s capital

The US ambassador to Libya, Peter Bodde, and the commander of the its Africa Command (AFRICOM) General Thomas Waldhauser arrived on Tuesday in Tripoli and met with the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj.  The meeting reviewed the continued support of the US and its AFRICOM for the...

US company to begin overseeing Libya’s airport and aviation security

  • 9 March 2019 - 14:33
US company to begin overseeing Libya’s airport and aviation security

Culmen International, a leader in US-based international security, logistics and technology solutions in over 100 countries on six continents, announced Thursday that it had been awarded a grant from the US Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism (CT)...

France, UK, US, Italy welcome Libya agreement to end transitional phase

  • 2 March 2019 - 16:43
France, UK, US, Italy welcome Libya agreement to end transitional phase

France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States have welcomed in a joint statement the UN leadership in convening the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj and the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya Khalifa Haftar on February 27 and commended the efforts of the...

Joint Libya-US forces strike Al-Qaeda site in Ubari

  • 14 February 2019 - 16:10
Joint Libya-US forces strike Al-Qaeda site in Ubari

Joint US-Libyan forces raided an al-Qaeda site in Ubari on Wednesday, according to a statement by a Libyan Tripoli-based official. The spokesperson for Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Presidency Council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord of Libya, said in a statement late on...

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,...