Armed men disrupt Libya presidential election appeal of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi

A lawyer for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya’s late dictator, said armed men had prevented him lodging an appeal on Thursday against his client’s disqualification from next month’s presidential election, adding to fears of turmoil around the vote. Disputes about issues including the eligibility of candidates are threatening to derail the election, set for… Read More Armed men disrupt Libya presidential election appeal of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi

Libyan interim PM Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah files candidacy for presidential election

Libya’s interim prime minister Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah registered as a candidate for the presidency on Sunday despite having vowed not to do so as a condition of taking his current post and despite contested election rules that may prevent him from standing. Dbeibah’s entry into a race that now features many of Libya’s main players of… Read More Libyan interim PM Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah files candidacy for presidential election

Libyan parliament speaker Aguila Saleh files candidacy for presidential election

The speaker of the eastern-based Libyan parliament, Aguila Saleh, submitted papers on Saturday to stand in presidential elections. The elections, scheduled for December 24, remain in doubt amid disputes over the rules. “I came today to the headquarters of the High Elections Commission in Benghazi to submit the required documents for the nomination to the… Read More Libyan parliament speaker Aguila Saleh files candidacy for presidential election

Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, son of former Libyan leader, registers as presidential candidate

The son of Libya’s late dictator Muammar Gaddafi appeared for nearly the first time in a decade on Sunday to register as a presidential candidate for a December vote planned to help end the years of chaos since his father was toppled. Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, 49, appeared in an electoral commission video in traditional brown… Read More Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, son of former Libyan leader, registers as presidential candidate

Libyan parliament agrees to law regarding parliamentary election

Libya’s eastern-based parliament said on Monday it had agreed a law for a parliamentary election to take place a month after a planned December 24 presidential election. A statement by parliament spokesperson Abdullah Belhaiq said the chamber had agreed each article in the law, which will keep parliament at the same number of members. Wrangling… Read More Libyan parliament agrees to law regarding parliamentary election

At least two dead following bomb attack at checkpoint in southern Libya

A blast struck a checkpoint in the southern Libyan city of Sebha on Sunday, killing at least two people including a senior police officer, local police, city officials and medics said. A security source in Sebha said the blast was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated a car bomb. Sebha is in the deep… Read More At least two dead following bomb attack at checkpoint in southern Libya

Libyan western forces free prisoners in move to solidify national unity

Forces in Zawiya in western Libya on Wednesday released more than 100 captives taken from Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) to solidify a months-long ceasefire and moves towards national unity. The men had been held since April 2019 when Haftar launched an assault to seize control of the capital, Tripoli, and other areas… Read More Libyan western forces free prisoners in move to solidify national unity

Libyan parliament approves unity government as resolution of crisis advances

Libya’s long-divided parliament voted on Wednesday to back a unity government that has emerged through a U.N. peace process as part of a plan to resolve a decade of chaos and violence with an election in December. The parliament’s approval of Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh’s cabinet by 132 votes to two against, at a session… Read More Libyan parliament approves unity government as resolution of crisis advances