War in Libya
Libya conflict Fathi Bashagha-led government in Libya decides to operate from Sirte after failing to enter Tripoli

While Bashagha was appointed as prime minister this year in February by the Tobruk-based Libyan parliament, the Abdul Hamed Dbeibah-led government has refused to resign and hand over power

Libya oil production Oil production disrupted in Libya following protests demanding transfer of power  

Prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has refused to step down despite the Libyan parliament electing Fathi Bashagha as his replacement

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”

Libya new PM Libyan parliament elects Fathi Bashagha as new prime minister, Dbeibah refuses to resign

The election of the new prime minister may widen the political rift in Libya and prove detrimental to the UN-led peace process designed to end the decade-long war in country which started with the NATO-led invasion of 2011

UN mission in Libya UN pushes for definite timeline for Libyan elections amid uncertainty about its mission

The state of elections in Libya is unclear after yet another deadline expired this week. Meanwhile, the future of the UN special mission in Libya (UNSMIL) also hangs in the balance due to differences between the US and Russia

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

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.

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.

IOM report migrants deaths Deaths of migrants crossing the sea to Europe more than doubled in first half of 2021: IOM 

The International Organization of Migration (IOM), a UN agency, claimed that more than 1,146 people drowned while crossing the sea between January and June this year, in comparison to 513 victims in the same period last year

UK weapons sale UK violated own laws to sell weapons to countries with poor rights records

Between 2011-2020, the UK sold arms to 39 of the 53 countries with a poor record on human and political rights, as per US-funded rights group Freedom House. Similar findings were reported by the UK-based Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)  

Foreign troops in Libya Libya’s interim government asks Turkey to withdraw its forces

Turkish troops and mercenaries backed by it were deployed in Libya last year following an agreement with the Government of National Accord. The UN has repeatedly called for all foreign soldiers to be withdrawn from the country

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