The former finance minister, Elyes Fakhfakh, has a month to form a coalition capable of winning a confidence vote in parliament by a simple majority.
President Saied has 10 days to try to build a coalition that can command a majority in parliament.
The request came after Turkey's President Erdogan said Ankara will send troops to Libya after Tripoli asked for it, and he will present legislation to parliament in January for deployment to the north African country.
On a surprise visit to Tunis, Turkish President Erdogan said he discussed possible steps for a ceasefire in Libya with his Tunisian counterpart, Kais Saied, and will consider sending Turkish troops upon Libyan government’s request.
In a conversation with TRT World, GNA leader Feyaz al Sarraj shone a light on some critical aspects of the Libyan conflict, including the militias that control large parts of the country.
The recent investigation exposing the UAE's cyber-surveillance program fits in neatly with the country's quest to silence democratic actors across the Middle East.
Middle Eastern governments have valid reasons to fear foreign conspiracies but deflecting blame on foreign hands instead of addressing citizens' grievances only weakens their own position.
Tunisian police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters in the southern town of Jelma, the third consecutive night of protests against poverty and lack of opportunity.
Pictures and video footage shared online and posted on the websites of private radio stations showed the mangled remains of the bus with its seats scattered in the bed of a river.
French foreign policy failures in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Syria have greatly diminished its role in the Middle East.
TRT World spoke to Maha Azzam, the head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council, who opposes the Sisi regime and wants to replace it with a democracy.
With Algeria and Sudan ousting longstanding leaders, ongoing unrest in the Gaza Strip and protests in both Iraq and Lebanon, there is a feeling that change could once again be sweeping across the region.
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