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UN envoy: Delaying elections could risk partition of Libya

Nov. 15, 2022 20:18 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the first anniversary of Libya’s postponed elections is quickly approaching and that further delaying a vote could lead the troubled north African nation to even greater instability, putting it “at risk of...

ICC prosecutor seeks new arrest warrants for crimes in Libya

Nov. 09, 2022 19:36 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced Wednesday that he has submitted new applications for arrest warrants stemming from his investigations of alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Libya. Karim Khan told the U.N. Security...

UN urges Libya rivals to agree in road map to elections soon

Oct. 28, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the U.N. political mission in Libya for a year and urged key institutions and parties in the divided north African country to agree on a road map to deliver presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible....

UN envoy to pursue reported Libyan election commitments

Oct. 24, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy for Libya said Monday he plans to follow up on commitments by the country’s political rivals at the end of a meeting last week that reportedly include the need to hold presidential and parliamentary elections and ensuring that the divided north...

Renewed militia clashes rock western Libya; 5 killed

Sep. 26, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Militia infighting that erupted over the weekend in western Libya and killed at least five people, including a 10-year-old girl, continued Monday, authorities said. It was the latest round of violence to rock the North African nation mired in decadelong chaos. The...

UN chief: Libya's rivals must keep peace and hold elections

Sep. 14, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief urged Libya’s political rivals on Wednesday to preserve peace “at all costs” and quickly agree on legal changes so elections can take place because there is a question of government “legitimacy that now becomes extremely difficult to...

Video of child refugee in Libya sheds light on rampant abuse

Sep. 07, 2022 04:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Cowering in a bare corner, the 15-year-old boy begs for mercy and holds up his arms, trying to fend off the rifle pointed at his face. “Where is the money? Where is the money?” the holder of the rifle barks, over and over. The unseen man pulls the trigger....

Egypt exits Arab League meeting, opposing Libyan minister

Sep. 06, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister withdrew Tuesday from an Arab League session chaired by the chief diplomat of one of Libya’s two rival governments. The move was an apparent protest against her representing Libya at the pan-Arab summit. Egypt supports her administration’s rival. ...