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Libyan Brotherhood chooses New Leader

The Libya Herald has reported that Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood has elected Ahmed Abdullah Al-Suqi as its new leader. From Benghazi, but from a Misrata family, he replaces Bashir Kubti [Kupti], also from Misrata, who has been four years in the job. The decision was made at the Brotherhood’s 10th Conference in Istanbul. In a short statement, […]

Egypt Sees ISIL Threat to Libyan Oil

Sameh Shukri, the Egyptian foreign minister, has reportedly said that Libya's  natural resources represent a very large pool of wealth and funding that will fund terrorist activity. He told The Telegraph: "You see [Isil] in Iraq utilising petrol and the black market and in Libya this is a danger that will have a big impact […]

Q&A: Libya's General National Congress election

Around 2.9 million Libyans will head to the polls on 7 July to elect a General National Congress as part of efforts to create a new political system after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi. What is the congress' role? The upcoming General National Congress (GNC) will replace Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), the country's interim […]

Libya bans religious, tribal or ethnic parties

Libya, preparing for elections in June, has banned parties based on religion, tribe or ethnicity, the government said on Wednesday, and a new Islamist party viewed as a leading contender signaled it would challenge the decision. National Transitional Council spokesman Mohammed al-Harizy said the council passed the law governing the formation of political parties on […]

Libya's Muslim Brotherhood sets up political party

Libya's Muslim Brotherhood teamed up with other Islamists on Friday to establish a new political party that is set to be a leading player in the country's first elections since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO-backed uprising. Islamist and secular parties will vie in June elections for seats in a national assembly that […]

Islamists and Libya

A characteristic of Libya, a fortunate one in times of tension, is that it has no religious divides. Practically all Libyans are Sunni Muslims. Their society is conservative and they are attached to their traditions. They are not fanatics, on the contrary they insist that they are moderate and open to modern ideas. Recently I […]