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Libya moves towards its first presidential election amid fears of stalled process

Libya’s electoral commission will finalise preparations for presidential elections, according to the body. Dr Emad Al-Sayeh, the head of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), announced at a press briefing on Sunday that the body will set the electoral roll this week, open presidential candidacy nominations in November, and distribute …

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Foreign Media Department head Mohamed Attawil reveals he has been sacked

Mohamed Attawil, the head of the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Foreign Media Department (FMD) revealed Wednesday that he had been sacked. ‘‘The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a decision relieving me of my duties as Director of the Foreign Media Department.’’, he posted on his personal …

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HoR members denounce international community’s silence toward Tarhouna mass graves

Several House of Representatives (HoR) said they found it strange that the international community was silent toward the discovery of mass graves in Tarhouna, where just recently five new graves had been unearthed with 25 bodies inside, thus bringing the number of bodies to 220.

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Demands made to establish a criminal court for the purpose of the crimes of mass graves

The families and relatives of the mass graves victims in Tarhuna have demanded the establishment of a criminal court for crimes of mass graves, and the crimes carried out by the Al-Kani militia, affiliated with Haftar’s forces in the city of Tarhuna.

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Could internal divisions derail Libya’s democratic path?

Libya has faced a bumpy road towards obtaining a stable government, despite establishing a ceasefire in October 2020 which precipitated a unity agreement and slated elections for 24 December 2021.

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HoR Speaker Ageela Saleh attempts to make up lost political ground after government vote-of-no-confidence

Following Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba’s live speech to thousands of protestors in Tripoli’s Martyr Square on Friday night, House of Representatives (HoR) Speaker Ageela Saleh gave a live interview to Libya’s 218TV on Saturday.

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