While Egypt’s political transition is once again in turmoil, in Libya an important step has been made by the General National Congress’ adoption of the law to set up and elect the Constitutional Assembly after a lengthier than expected drafting process.
Enhancing security in Libya: Germany helps destroy chemical weapons
Two years after the political turmoil in Libya, there are still many dangerous weapons in the country – a legacy of the Gaddafi regime posing a risk to the entire region. So the German Government is now intensifying its commitment to eliminating weapons and munitions in Libya.
Opinion: My 2 Cents – My Libya, It’s all about Human Rights
Ever since the start of, what the media has described; “The Arab Spring”, I have seen and read tons of explanations and analysis about the root causes of the revolts in many parts of the Arab world. The summation of much of this analysis can be captured, in my mind, …
Registration for municipal elections this month
Registration for Libya’s municipal elections will start this month according to the chairman of the Central Committee for Municipal Councils Elections (CCMCE), possibly within a couple of weeks
Top level mediation ends tensions between Tajoura and Misrata
Threats of clashes between Tajoura and Misrata subsided today after three Tajoura men seized by Misratan brigadesmen were released and the brigade agreed to quit its Tajoura base. A number of Misratan truck drivers, seized by Tajoura in reprisal for the abduction were also released.
Libya: New Interior Minister Takes Office
Tripoli– In a ceremony held on Thursday, the new Libyan Minister of Interior Colonel Mohamed Al-Sheikh has officially taken office from the outgoing Ashour Shuwail who submitted resignation earlier.
Hollande: no plans for military intervention in southern Libya
PARIS – France wants to work with Libya against militant groups on its territory but will not take military action in the country without UN backing, President Francois Hollande said on Friday.
United Nations calls for rules to ensure women to be elected to Constitutional Commission
The UN has called for rules to be put in place to ensure that a sufficient number of women are elected to the 60-member Constitutional Commission.
Statement on the Situation in Libya
The following statement was issued by the U.S., U.K., and French embassies in Tripoli on May 8, 2013. Begin text: We call on all Libyans to refrain from armed protest and violence during this difficult time in the democratic transition.
Qaddafi-era Derna chief assassinated
A former top Qaddafi official in Derna was gunned down in a drive-by shooting as he left evening prayers today.