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UN decries attack on court in Libya ahead of national vote

Nov. 26, 2021 09:57 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. mission in Libya condemned on Friday an attack by armed men on an appeals court as it was set to re-examine an earlier decision that disqualified the son of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi from running for president. On Thursday, armed men...

Libya: Gadhafi son disqualified from running for president

Nov. 24, 2021 23:47 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's top electoral body on Wednesday disqualified the son and onetime heir apparent of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi from running for president in elections to be held next month, citing his previous convictions. The name of Seif al-Islam...

Libyan interim PM aims for presidency, despite rules

Nov. 21, 2021 14:20 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s interim prime minister filed a request Sunday to run for president, despite being barred from elections next month under the current rules. Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah is meant to lead the country until a winner is declared following...

Libya's powerful ex-minister announces bid for president

Nov. 18, 2021 10:15 AM EST

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s former interior minister announced Thursday his bid to run for president in the much-anticipated elections next month, the latest candidate to join the race for the highest office in the oil-rich nation devastated by years of civil war. ...

Libya's parliament speaker announces run for president

Nov. 17, 2021 18:44 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s influential speaker of parliament announced late Wednesday that he will be running for president, making him the latest candidate to join the race for the country’s highest office after years of civil war. Aguila Saleh, 77, who has led...

Divisive Libyan commander announces candidacy for president

Nov. 17, 2021 00:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter on Tuesday announced his bid to run for president, submitting his candidacy as next month's long-awaited vote faces growing uncertainty. The candidacy of Hifter, a divisive figure in Libya, had been widely expected....

Libyan interim leader: I'll run for president if people want

Nov. 15, 2021 19:05 PM EST

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s interim prime minister said Monday that he'll run for president if that's what the people want, a day after the son of the country’s late dictator Moammar Gadhafi emerged after years of hiding and announced his candidacy for the country’s top office. ...

Gadhafi's son announces candidacy for president of Libya

Nov. 14, 2021 14:54 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi announced Sunday his candidacy for the country's presidential election next month, Libya's election agency said. Seif al-Islam, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on...

Libyan media say Seif al-Islam, son of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, will run for president in next month's election

Nov. 14, 2021 05:37 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Libyan media say Seif al-Islam, son of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, will run for president in next month's election.

World leaders bolster troubled Libya ahead of key election

Nov. 12, 2021 15:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Libyan leaders reaffirmed Friday in Paris their commitment to ensure the success of the country’s political process through long-awaited elections next month, a vote that world powers hope will pull the oil-rich North African nation out of its decade-old chaos. ...