Khalifa Haftar
Libyan political crisis Fresh trouble in Libya as rival governments struggle for power 

Though the UN had initially supported the Government of National Unity (GNU) led by interim prime minister Abdul Hamied Dbeibah, the special advisor on Libya to the UN secretary general, Stephanie Williams, has now refused to take sides and has called for talks

Libyan new interim government Libya’s eastern-based parliament approves new interim government

The current interim government led by prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has refused to step down and has vowed to fulfill its mandate of conducting elections and only concede power to an “elected authority”

Libyan political crisis Libyan parliament to replace transitional government after failure to hold presidential elections

The eastern based-parliament announced that candidates can start submitting their applications for the role of interim prime minister. The move came just over a month after the presidential elections scheduled for December 24 were postponed

Iran stresses sanctions removal, verification in JCPOA negotiations and other stories

Today we look at the start of the 8th round of talks on the Iran nuclear deal, a report on fatal police shootings in Canada, and more

Libyan parliament postpones vote to fix new date for elections

The schedule for elections is highly uncertain with a parliamentary commission suggesting that the process be abandoned and a new constitution be framed instead. Electoral authorities had recommended that the elections be held on January 24

Libyan elections Libyan presidential elections postponed 

The Libyan election committee has proposed January 24 as the new date for the elections due to unresolved disputes regarding the electoral laws and the presence of foreign troops in the country

Africa’s vaccination rate lags at 8% as booster doses deepen inequity and other stories

Today’s episode looks at the slow vaccination rate in Africa, the postponement of elections in Libya, and an end to the Kellogg’s strike

External pressure intensifies uncertainty over elections in Libya days before scheduled vote

The Libyan election commission has failed to produce the final list of candidates for the presidential election on December 24.

Libyan lawmakers Libya’s eastern parliament votes to withdraw confidence from interim government

The vote is a blow to the UN-mediated peace talks between close to 75 political and tribal factions in the country, as well as the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections that are scheduled for December 24 

Libya talks LPDF resumes talks to end Libyan civil war with eye on December elections

The talks between the different groups seek to reach an agreement on a constitutional framework for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections

Peace conference on Libya calls for immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces

The UN-sponsored second global Conference on Libya demanded that all foreign forces and mercenaries need to be withdrawn without delay. However, Turkey has raised objections to the call

Foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya will face prosecution for war crimes, warns ICC

The ICC has reiterated calls by the United Nations last week urging Libyan armed factions and foreign fighters to free people that are being illegally detained in the country’s official and unofficial detention centers

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