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.
The former French president's trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling has been suspended pending health assessment of one of his co-defendants.
Participants at the talks in Tunisia "agreed that national elections should take place on 24 December 2021," acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams said.
The decision comes after High Council of State, UN Support Mission urged Fayez al Sarraj to postpone his decision.
UN's Libya envoy Stephanie Williams says the government and Haftar's militia have agreed on issues that “directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people,” noting that the thorny work to cement a ceasefire will continue.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke at a virtual ministerial meeting co-hosted by the UN and Germany to discuss efforts to establish peace in Libya.
Abdullah Al Thani, the head of the government, which is not recognised internationally, submitted its resignation to the speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh.
Controversial French Jewish intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy's trip to government-run Misrata city triggers uproar amid calls for investigation.
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