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 unity government faces a mammoth task ahead, but there has been no better time in recent history for the country to start uniting its institutions.
An independent investigation revealed Prince’s botched mercenary operation to help Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar overthrow the internationally-backed GNA government.
New interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah pledges to unite divided Libya, preparing to steer the war-torn country to December elections.
Local Libyan official says AFRICOM is likely behind airstrikes which targeted various points close to the city centre.
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.
The new interim government and future ministers are replacing Libya’s two rival administrations as part of a UN-backed transitional roadmap, which envisages holding elections in the war-torn country in December.
In western Libya, festive crowds gathered in public squares despite Covid-19 restrictions to watch anniversary fireworks and military parades, but the mood was more sombre in the east.
At a joint military drill with Azerbaijani troops, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkey is also ready to help boost the Iraqi military's effectiveness through sharing its knowledge and experience as a NATO member.
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.
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