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Libyan rival officials meet for UN-led talks on elections

Jun. 28, 2022 07:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two senior Libyan officials began two days of talks Tuesday on constitutional arrangements for elections, the latest U.N. effort to bridge gaps between the country’s rivals. Aguila Saleh, the influential speaker of the country's east-based parliament, and Khaled...

UN urges Libya's rivals to agree on elections this week

Jun. 27, 2022 21:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief urged Libya’s rival factions on Monday to agree on measures governing the transition to elections during talks in Geneva later this week, expressing hope this will lead to long-awaited voting “at the earliest possible date.” ...

Turkey again extends mandate for troop deployment in Libya

Jun. 21, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday extended for another 18 months a mandate that allows the deployment of Turkish troops to Libya. The mandate was renewed with the votes of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party and its nationalist allies which hold a...

UN says Libya’s rivals fail to reach deal in election talks

Jun. 20, 2022 05:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Rival Libyan factions failed to reach an agreement after wrapping up a third round of U.N.-mediated talks in Egypt, the United Nations said Monday, further complicating international efforts to find a way out of the country’s decade-old chaos. According to the U.N....

UN-brokered talks on Libya elections resume in Cairo

Jun. 12, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan officials returned to the Egyptian capital Sunday for a third round of talks on constitutional amendments for elections. The North African nation once again finds itself at a political impasse with two rival administrations claiming legitimacy. The talks in...

UN extends searches on high seas off Libya for illegal arms

Jun. 04, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Friday extending the authorization for countries and regional organizations to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya suspected of violating the U.N. arms embargo on the troubled north African nation. ...

Divided again, Libya slides back toward violence, chaos

Jun. 02, 2022 03:07 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — For many Libyans, clashes that erupted in the capital of Tripoli last month were all too familiar — a deja vu of street fighting, reverberating gunfire and people cowering inside their homes. A video circulated online on the day, showing a man shouting from a mosque loudspeaker...

Group urges ICC to probe alleged use of mines in Libya war

May. 31, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called for the International Criminal Court to investigate allegations of the use of landmines in 2019 by Russian paramilitaries fighting in Libya. According to the New York-based watchdog, new data has emerged from Libyan demining groups...

UN experts: Libya's security threatened by foreign fighters

May. 28, 2022 04:52 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya faces a serious security threat from foreign fighters and private military companies, especially Russia’s Wagner Group which has violated international law, U.N. experts said in a report obtained by The Associated Press. The experts also accused seven...

Rival Libya leader says he has no plans to rule from Tripoli

May. 26, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

SIRTE, Libya (AP) — One of Libya’s rival prime ministers told The Associated Press that he has no immediate plans to rule from the capital of Tripoli, after his attempted move there last week sparked clashes and fears of a return to widespread civil strife. In an interview late...