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Judge leaves lawsuits against Libyan general Hifter on pause

Dec. 03, 2021 11:33 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia on Friday ruled that war-crimes lawsuits against a Libyan military commander who used to live in the U.S. must stay on hold for now to avoid interfering with upcoming presidential elections there. At a hearing in...

Germany arrests suspected Libyan extremist

Dec. 03, 2021 10:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of being part of a Libyan extremist group and extorting money through kidnappings, officials said Friday. Federal prosecutors said the man, a Libyan citizen identified only as Ahmed B. for...

Libyan court says Gadhafi's son can run for president

Dec. 02, 2021 23:43 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan court ruled Thursday that a son of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi can compete in upcoming presidential elections, overturning a decision by the country's top electoral body to disqualify him. A court in the southern province of Sabha...

Libya: UN following attempts to thwart electoral process

Nov. 29, 2021 19:24 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations expressed concerns Monday over the forced closure of a Libya appeals court that is meant to decide whether the son of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi can run for president. The UN mission to Libya said in a statement that it is...

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...

UN Libya envoy bows out as presidential vote approaches

Nov. 23, 2021 15:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations' top envoy for Libya is resigning weeks ahead of presidential elections seen as critical to the country's stability after nearly a decade of chaos, the world body said Tuesday. Jan Kubis decided to step down after just 10 months in...

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...