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Libya's central bank, torn by civil war, says it will unify

Jan. 20, 2022 19:38 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s central bank said on Thursday that it has started a process to reunify after being split for years during the country’s civil war. In a statement Friday, the bank said that the reunification of the bank’s institutions will be implemented in stages. The...

Libya aims to maintain oil output after elections delay

Jan. 19, 2022 15:48 PM EST

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The head of Libya’s national oil company said on Wednesday that his country is targeting an output of 1.2 million barrels of oil a day in 2022. Mustafa Sanallah, the head of Libya’s national oil corporation, said in a press conference in Tripoli that the...

UN official: Libya elections could be rescheduled for June

Jan. 17, 2022 16:47 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.N. official said she is pushing for Libya to hold elections by June, after the county missed a December deadline to elect its first president since the 2011 ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Stephanie Williams, the U.N. special adviser...

Libyan security forces break up protest sit-in by migrants

Jan. 10, 2022 11:16 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Libyan security forces raided and violently broke up a protest sit-in by migrants outside a shuttered U.N. community center in the capital of Tripoli, activists and migrants said Monday. The troops came overnight, smashed up the protest site and...

EXPLAINER: Libya future at stake after failing to hold vote

Dec. 29, 2021 10:34 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libya failed to hold its first presidential election as planned this month, a major blow to international efforts to end a decade of chaos in the oil-rich Mediterranean country. The postponement of the Dec. 24 vote has opened up uncertainty over what comes next in the...

Libyan lawmakers meet over delayed presidential election

Dec. 27, 2021 15:11 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan lawmakers met Monday to discuss the myriad challenges that forced a postponement of the long-awaited presidential election this month. The postponement was a major blow to international efforts to end a decade of chaos in the oil-rich North African country. The...

Red Crescent: Bodies of 27 migrants wash ashore in Libya

Dec. 26, 2021 09:53 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The bodies of 27 Europe-bound migrants, including a baby and two women, have washed ashore in western Libya, the country’s Red Crescent said, describing the latest tragedy involving migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in pursuit of better lives in Europe. ...

Groups call for protests against Libya's poll cancellation

Dec. 24, 2021 12:15 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds took to the streets in several Libyan cities to protest the cancellation of Friday's long-awaited presidential election, a blow to hopes of ending a decade of chaos in the oil-rich North African country. Several parliamentary candidates and political groups...

Libya parliament says 'impossible' to hold presidential vote

Dec. 22, 2021 12:48 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan parliamentary committee said Wednesday that it has become “impossible” to hold the long-awaited presidential election in two days as scheduled, a major blow to international efforts to end a decade of chaos in the oil-rich country. The announcement was the...

Libya’s election faces uncertainty amid towering challenges

Dec. 15, 2021 02:29 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s presidential election, meant to help unify the nation after a decade of civil war, is supposed to take place in just over a week, but calls are mounting for a delay. Either scenario — holding the vote on time or postponing it — could turn into a...