The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) announced postponing Libya elections that are supposed to be held on December 24, proposing the next January 24 as a new date for the vote, but stressing that the House of Representatives (HoR) is the entity entitled to set a new date for elections provided that it removes the force majeure on completing the election process.
The Presidential Council (PC) has decided to postpone the appointment of a new commander for the Tripoli Military District.
The Libyan state has lost more than 350 thousand barrels per day in just two days due to the recent shutdown of four oil fields located southwest of the country, the Oil and Gas Minister Muhammed Oun said on Tuesday.
State-owned National Oil Corp. (NOC) said Monday that oil production from the Sharara, El Feel, Wafa, and Hamada oilfields, which jointly produce more than 300,000 barrels per day, was suspended.
The Ministry of Education has received 190 million dinars from the government for printing school books, Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said as he expressed his anger at the lack of school books at the beginning of the new school year.
More than 160 migrants drowned in two separate incidents off the Libyan coast last week in the latest migrant disaster in the Mediterranean, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
At least 102 migrants died after their wooden boat capsized off the coast of Libya on Friday, said the spokeswoman for the IOM, Safa Meshali, who added that the Libyan authorities managed to bring back around eight survivors to shore.
The presidential candidate and Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, said in a seminar titled "Role of Women in Political Process" in Tripoli that Libya elections must be based on three stages and the lack of one of them led to the failure of December 24 vote.
Dbeibah said the first stage is a constitution so Libyans can refer to, and the second is laws that can ensure fair and credible elections, while the third stage is assurances of acceptance of the election results.
Presidential candidates, Fathi Bashagha who was an Interior Minister of the previous government in Libya, and Ahmed Maiteeq who was a member of the previous Presidential Council - both from Misrata - traveled to Benghazi in eastern Libya and held a meeting with Khalifa Haftar, a current presidential candidate and a long-time self-proclaimed army chief in the eastern region.
The Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, reiterated Tuesday in a meeting with the visiting Head of Libyan Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, Cairo's unwavering support for all efforts that lead to Libya's stability and sovereignty, as well as to fulfilling the aspirations of Libyans.