Authorities in western Libya free 120 fighters loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar, the latest move towards reconciliation in a UN-backed peace process aimed at ending years of violence.
Libya's designated interim PM Abdulhamid Dbeibeh made the statement during his address to the parliament as he urged lawmakers to back his proposed unity government.
Libyans hope a new political transitional can unite the country and bring about a reconciliation process – but many hurdles remain.
Libyan delegates chose a list of candidates in a UN-hosted process aimed to give balance to regional powers and various political and economic interests.
Forces like the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt that have destabilised the UN-backed government in Libya may be shifting their approach.
The top UN official for Libya said that an advisory committee for representatives of Libya's different regions has proposed a way forward for choosing a transitional government that would lead the war-torn country to elections late this year.
The Kani brothers took advantage of Libya's power vacuum and terrorised the town of Tarhuna with mindless butchery.
Libya's Central Bank board agreed on the new rate of 4.8 dinars to a US dollar last month in its first full meeting for five years.
Moscow is being asked to help evacuate fighters, some of which may be supported by Russia itself.
One of the main backers of warlord Haftar, Cairo's decision of sending a delegation to Tripoli has generated a lukewarm response from regional observers.
A change in the UN’s approach and strategy is needed, not its personnel.
Cairo, a backer of rival warlord Khalifa Haftar, has sent senior officials to meet with the UN-backed government for the first time in nearly six years.
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