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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

Global effort seeks to untangle Libyan crisis

The meeting hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron saw the participation of leaders from 30 countries and organizations around the world.

Foreign fighters have begun to leave Libya, says foreign minister

The interim government has been insisting that all foreign troops should leave the country for the UN-brokered peace deal to be successful and for elections to be held in a credible manner

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 

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The UN-sponsored second global Conference on Libya demanded that all foreign forces and mercenaries need to be withdrawn without delay.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

AFRICOM military’s exercise: The art of creating new pretexts for propagating US interests

Phoenix Express 2021, the AFRICOM-sponsored military exercise involving 13 countries in the Mediterranean Sea region, concluded last week. While its stated aim was to combat “irregular migration” and trafficking, the US record in the region indicates more nefarious interests

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

Libyan interim govt approved Libyan parliament approves interim unity government  

The interim government is led by prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and consists of 33 ministers, including two deputy prime ministers. It will administer the country till the December 2021 elections

Brazilian judge annuls criminal convictions against Lula da Silva and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the decision by a Brazilian Supreme Court Judge annulling the criminal convictions against former president Lula da Silva, the start of the trial of former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, the upcoming vote of confidence in Libya, the protests across Latin America and the Carribbean on International Women’s Day, and the possible reasons behind the explosion of the SpaceX SN10 Starship rocket

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