Eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar will run in Libya’s presidential elections due next month, he announced in a televised speech on Tuesday.
Haftar has received assistance from Israel in collaboration with the Egyptian regime, headed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.
Representatives from Zawia city, including dignitaries, civil society activists, and military leaders, said Sunday they would not accept to see Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Khalifa Haftar run for the president chair.
The Libyan Military Prosecutor has called for the halt of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi’s candidacy for presidential elections, asking the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to stop Gaddafi and Khalifa Haftar’s electoral registration until they’re interrogated for accusations of crimes filed against them.
Turkey on Saturday rebuffed French President Emmanuel Macron’s call on foreign powers to remove their forces from Libya as part of efforts turn on a page on a decade of strife.
Backers of Libya’s factions meet in Paris today to affirm their support for what is likely to become a messy election period.
Haftar’s forces said Thursday 300 foreign mercenaries fighting on their side would leave Libya, at the request of France, which will host a conference on Libya.
Senior leaders from the Libyan Army’s Volcano of Rage Operation, which defeated Haftar’s forces in their war on Tripoli between April 2019 and May 2020, said in a statement that they reject the laws of upcoming elections issued by the House of Representatives (HoR) and confirmed that those laws aren’t …
As the date for Libya’s presidential elections closes in, nine prominent figures are expected to run for the country’s top seat.
A U.S. judge is putting a lawsuit against a Libyan warlord on hold until after an election in which he is expected to run for president of the North African nation, saying the plaintiffs acted inappropriately and appear to be using a Virginia federal court to influence an election on …