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PM Serraj replaces top Cabinet Team

By John Lee. The head of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has reshuffled his cabinet. Following the recent fighting around Tripoli, Fayez al-Sarraj has appointed Fathi Bashagha, from Misrata, to lead the Ministry of Interior, replacing Abdessalam Achour, who had only held the position since February. According to a recent UN statement, members […]

Deputy Prime Minister Resigns, Citing Failure of GNA

By Adam Nathan. One of the deputy prime ministers of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has resigned, claiming that the UN-backed body has failed to resolve the crises facing Libya. In a televised statement, Musa al-Koni, from Southern Libya, told reporters: "We failed to solve citizens' everyday problems, and the problems have increased since […]

GNA Convenes First Cabinet Meeting

By John Lee. The Government of National Accord (GNA) held its first cabinet meeting on Wednesday in Tripoli. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, and attended by two of his deputies, Ahmed Maetig and Fathi Majbri, and sixteen other members including defence minister Mahdi Barghathi, foreign minister Mohamed Siala and interior minister […]

GNA Extends Control over Tripoli Ministries

The U.N.-backed unity government in Libya said on Monday it has taken administrative control of several ministries in Tripoli. Reuters quotes Mohamed al-Ammari, a member of the Presidential Council, as saying at an event to mark the handover of the foreign ministry that the transfer of power was "going well". It says the other ministries […]

Revised Unity Government Announced

Libya's Presidential Council named a revised cabinet for a unity government late on Sunday. The list comprises 13 ministers and five ministers of state, reduced significantly from the 32-member government previosuly proposed. According to Reuters, two of the council's nine members refused for a second time to put their signatures to the proposed government. Prime […]

BREAKING NEWS: Libya Rivals 'Announce Unity Govt'

By John Lee. The Associated Press reported this morning that Libya's Unity Presidential Council, which meets in Tunisia, says it has agreed on a 32-member cabinet. According to the report, cabinet members will drawn from across the country. It's not clear where the new Government of National Accord (GNA) would be based or if it […]

Leon Proposes Names for Govt of National Accord

Excerpts from SRSG Bernardino Leon’s Press Conference in Skhirat, Morocco, on Thursday 08 October 2015: So after a year of work in this process, after working with more than 150 Libyan personalities from all the regions, from all the political affiliations, working in six, seven different locations in Libya, six , seven different locations all […]

PM Al-Thani "Considering Resignation"

A Libyan official has told Asharq Al-Awsat that Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni’s [Al-Thani, al-Thanay] (pictured) may consider resigning from his position. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a member his cabinet told the news agency that the Libyan PM “wishes to withdraw quietly from political action as he is exhausted and working in an extremely tough […]