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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 […]

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New Cabinet Sworn In

Libya's House of Representatives (HoR) has held a swearing-in ceremony for its new 10-member cabinet on Sunday. According to a report from ABC News, the country's internationally recognized parliament also called for international aid in its battle against the Islamist-allied militias that now control Tripoli. (Source: ABC News)

Parliament Approves new Govt

Libya's elected parliament approved, the House of Representatives (HoR) has approved the new cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni [Al-Thani, al-Thanay] (pictured) on Monday. Reuters reports that the House of Representatives, which is recognized by the international community, agreed on a second cabinet list after rejecting last week an initial 16-member lineup as too large. The […]

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Thinni Delays Presentation of New Cabinet

Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni [Al-Thani, al-Thanay] (pictured) has delayed presenting his new slimmed-down government to the House of Representatives, according to a report from Libya Herald. The news agency said that an announcement of the cabinet which is to have between eight and ten ministers was expected in the next 24 hours. The delay is so […]

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Overview of Libya's Government(s) and Militias

Irish journalist Mary Fitzgerald is featured in the Middle East Week podcast, discussing the ongoing turmoil in Libya. In discussion with Karl Morland, she gives a comprehensive overview of the current status of the Libyan government, the variety of groups and individuals involved in the conflict, and the role of tribes in Libya. Click here […]

Militias 'Seize Ministries' as al-Thinni Reappointed

The Libyan government has said that militias have captured most government ministries in Tripoli, adding that armed men had blocked staff from entering offices. BBC News reports that militiamen seized the US embassy on Sunday, with videos showing cheering men diving from a balcony into a swimming pool. Meanwhile, Abdullah al-Thinni [Al-Thani, al-Thanay] (pictured) has been […]

Video: MP Asked to Form New Govt

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. At least 13 people have been killed and 45 wounded in fighting between rival militias in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi. One group has launched a new attempt to take the city's main airport. […]