At least 10,000 people were feared missing in Libya on Tuesday in floods caused by a huge storm that burst dams, swept away buildings and wiped out as much as a quarter of the eastern city of Derna, Reuters reports.
Libya’s internationally recognised prime minister has come under scrutiny for his reported role in attempting to normalise relations with Israel, analysts have said, with some calling for his dismissal.
Libyan foreign minister suspended over talks with Israeli counterpart, as protests against normalisation rock country
The leader of Libya’s government said Sunday that he had suspended his foreign minister after her Israeli counterpart announced he had held talks with her last week in Rome.
Clashes erupt amid sounds of gunfire in Libya’s Tripoli, residents say, after armed faction leader reportedly detained.
The United Nations envoy to Libya said, on Monday, that proposed electoral laws agreed upon by a committee of two legislative bodies this month are “not sufficient to resolve the most contested issues and enable successful elections”, Reuters reports.
Liby’a Joint Committee (6+6) yesterday announced that a full consensus has been reached regarding the election of the head of state and members of the House of Representatives, as well as how to involve the political parties in the elections through party lists or individual candidacies.
Libya’s eastern-based parliament voted on Tuesday to replace Fathi Bashagha as prime minister, its spokesperson said, after he failed to take office in Tripoli where the incumbent Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah has refused to cede power.
Libyan authorities are imposing “severe restrictions” on local and foreign civil society groups, obstructing their work in the war-torn North African country, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report published on Tuesday.
United Nations investigators say there is evidence that crimes against humanity have been committed against Libyans and migrants stuck in Libya, including women being forced into sexual slavery.
The United Nations’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said approximately 2.3 tonnes of natural uranium had gone missing from a site in Libya not under government control, news agencies have reported.