Libya

Libya: Gadhafi son disqualified from running for president

The name of Seif al-Islam Gadhafi appeared on a list of ineligible candidates issued by the country's High National Elections Committee. He can appeal the decision in court in the coming days.

published on : 25th November 2021

UN Libya envoy bows out as presidential vote approaches

UN spokesperson who announced the news didn't give a reason for Jan Kubis' departure but said the envoy didn't have any falling-out with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

published on : 24th November 2021

Rights groups demand ICC probe into Libya migrant abuses

The ICC is a court of last resort that takes on cases where countries are unwilling or unable to prosecute crimes.

published on : 23rd November 2021

10 migrants suffocated on packed boat off Libya: Doctors Without Borders

The victims suffocated while the packed boat listed at sea for over 13 hours, the group said, lamenting "10 avoidable deaths.

published on : 17th November 2021

Divisive Libyan commander announces candidacy for president

Khalifa Hifter filed his candidacy papers in the eastern city of Benghazi and announced in a video that he is seeking the country's highest post on Dec. 24 to “lead our people in a fateful stage.”

published on : 17th November 2021

Libyan election laws designed to obstruct polls: PM Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah

Libya plans to hold general elections on December 24 this year, as part of a roadmap adopted by the UN-sponsored LPDF with the aim to bring stability to Libya.

published on : 16th November 2021

Key Libya commander Khalifa Hifter announces candidacy for president

Libya’s powerful commander, Khalifa Hifter, filed as a candidate in the country’s presidential elections next month, as the long-waited vote faces growing uncertainty.

published on : 16th November 2021

Dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son announces candidacy for president of Libya

Seif al-Islam's candidacy is likely to stir controversy across the divided country.

published on : 15th November 2021

Libya conference hopes to salvage planned December elections

As the countdown to the poll begins, differences are re-emerging between Libyan rivals putting the entire reconciliation process at risk.

published on : 21st October 2021

Red Crescent says bodies of 17 people washed ashore in Libya

The Red Crescent posted images purporting to show its workers carrying white body bags with the Mediterranean Sea in the background.

published on : 6th October 2021

Spokesman says Libya lawmakers reschedule parliament vote

There has been pressure from international governments, including the U.S., on Libyan stakeholders to hold elections as scheduled.

published on : 6th October 2021

UN experts decry possible crimes against humanity in Libya

UN investigators found that crimes were committed against civilians and migrants who crossed the restive North African country trying to get to Europe — but ended up being detained.

published on : 4th October 2021

Crimes against humanity, war crimes committed in Libya: UN probe

The unrest in the north African country has had a dramatic impact on Libyans' economic, social and cultural rights, as borne by attacks on hospitals and schools.

published on : 4th October 2021

UN concerned about detained migrants vanishing in Libya

Libya has for years been a hub for African and Middle Eastern migrants fleeing war and poverty in their countries and hoping for a better life in Europe.

published on : 18th September 2021

UN envoy: Failure to hold Libya vote could lead to conflict

Libyan parliament is yet to finalize a legal framework to allow the ceasefire-based interim government to lead the country to elections in December.

published on : 11th September 2021
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