Libya’s Election Faces Uncertainty Amid Towering Challenges
CAIRO: Libya’s presidential election, meant to help unify the nation after a decade of civil war, is supposed to take place in just over a week, but calls are mounting for a delay. Either scenario — holding the vote on time or postponing it — could turn into a... Read more
Libya’s Powerful Ex-Minister Announces Bid For President
TRIPOLI: Libya’s former interior minister announced on Thursday his bid to run for president in the much-anticipated elections next month, the latest candidate to join the race for the highest office in the devastated by years of civil war. Fathi Bashagha submitted his candidacy papers in Tripoli, and declared... Read more
Ten Bodies Found In Migrant Boat Off Libya
ROME: Ten people were found dead in an overcrowded ship carrying migrants off the coast of Libya, and were believed to have suffocated, the Doctors Without Borders charity has said. The charity said late on Tuesday that its Geo Barents rescue ship had picked up 99 survivors earlier in... Read more
Libyan Political Impasse Threatens Election As Global Powers Meet On Crisis
PARIS: As political wrangling threatens to derail Libya’s proposed election, international powers see little choice but to start the vote as planned on Dec. 24 despite the risk of unravelling a year-long peace process. Despite the lack of any agreement six weeks before the election on rules governing the... Read more
Libya Legislative Vote Rescheduled for January: Parliament
Libya’s legislative elections have been postponed until January, the country’s eastern-based parliament said on Tuesday, instead of being held on December 24 as planned. “The election for members of the House of Representatives will take place 30 days after the presidential vote,” still scheduled for December 24, parliamentary spokesman... Read more
Libya’s Fate in the Balance as UN-led Peace Efforts Sputter
DUBAI: Since dictator Muammar Gaddafi was toppled from power in 2011, Libya has been mired in chaos. A decade on from the protests that led to his downfall, the oil-rich country is wracked by political instability, violence, economic chaos, and, since last year, an explosion in COVID-19 infections. On... Read more
Libyan Leader to Hold International Conference on Country’s Security, Stability
WASHINGTON: The chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya on Thursday said he would be staging an international conference next month to gain backing for efforts to bring stability and security to the country. Mohammed Al-Menfi revealed that security, military, and economic issues would top the agenda of the... Read more