The elections would be a critical step in international efforts to bring stability to Libya, which has been in turmoil since a 2011 NATO-backed uprising against late leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Second Berlin Conference on Libya was aimed to make progress on removing mercenaries and other foreign forces, months after the ceasefire called for their withdrawal, as well as on steps towards securing a December 24 election.
Rumours have circulated in the past, but this time experts believe that Muammar Gaddafi’s son might be making a more serious run than in the past.
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.
After a decade-long catastrophic fighting, the country’s western and eastern forces take the path of reconciliation. But experts doubt it could end the civil war.
New interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah pledges to unite divided Libya, preparing to steer the war-torn country to December elections.
After two days of intense debate, Libyan parliament approves the cabinet of interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, with 121 of the 132 lawmakers present voting in support.
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.
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.
The head of Defence of National Values, a Russian organisation that is part of a media group linked to sanctioned business man Yevgeny Prigozhin -- made the announcement on Telegram.
The law renewed the mandate that came into force in January for another 18 months after a security and military agreement with the UN-backed Libyan administration in Tripoli.
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