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UNSMIL Studying Supreme Court Ruling

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) takes note of the Supreme Court’s ruling, and will be studying it closely. In this regard, UNSMIL is consulting closely with Libyan stakeholders across the political spectrum, and with international partners. At this critical moment, UNSMIL calls on all parties to place the national interest above all […]

Leon Visits Tobruk to Back Parliament

UN special envoy Bernardino Leon visited Tobruk on Monday in a show of support for Libya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives. The move comes as a rival assembly was set up by armed groups that took control of Tripoli last month. The House was elected in June and its previous name, the General National […]

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. […]

Parliament calls for Unity

Reuters reports that Libya's newly elected parliament called for national unity at its first formal session on Monday, as rival armed factions continued to battle for dominance. Even as the new House of Representatives met, heavy artillery and rocket fire hit parts of southern and western Tripoli, where Islamist-leaning Misrata brigades are fighting to oust […]

New Parliament Opens

The Libyan parliament convened for the first time on Monday, a move welcomed by the United Nations mission assisting the country which said it hopes that the politicians can lead the north African nation away from continuing bloody battles in Tripoli and Benghazi. “This step reflects the genuine will of the Libyan people to see […]

Liberals Defeat Islamists in Libyan Elections

Libya's High National Elections Commission (HNEC) has announced the final results of the parliamentary elections held on 25th June. The results are for "individual candidates", with parties and lists were disallowed, and according to a report from AFP the future make-up of the 200-seat parliament will only be known after the formation of political blocs. […]

Parliament to be Moved to Benghazi

Libya is to press ahead with plans to move the country's parliament from Tripoli to Benghazi, despite a collapse in law and order in the city. According to a report from Reuters, the plan is part of efforts to rebuild state authority in the underdeveloped east, neglected by Libyan governments for decades. Justice Minister Saleh […]