Latest Libya government News

Libya officials say over 100 eastern war prisoners released

Mar. 31, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces in western Libya on Wednesday released more than 100 prisoners who had been captured while fighting under the banner of the country's eastern-based commander, in a gesture of reconciliation following recent accords, officials said. The fighters,...

Interim Libya government assumes power after smooth handover

Mar. 18, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A transitional government in conflict-stricken Libya took power in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday, officially beginning a tenure designed to end with democratic elections late this year. Fayez Sarraj, head of the outgoing United Nations-supported...