UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Williams, who led the talks that resulted in the October 2020 ceasefire deal in Libya, on Monday
Seif al-Islam, once the heir-apparent to his father, appealed the decision last week by Libya's High National Elections Committee that barred him because of past convictions against him for using violence against protesters.
Seif al-Islam Gadhafi was deemed ineligible because of previous convictions against him — he was sentenced to death by a Tripoli court in 2015 and is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity
Libya to hold presidential elections on 24 Dec after a decade of civil war; a timeline since Gaddafi was ousted
Following the overthrow and killing of former dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, oil-rich Libya spent most of the last decade split between rival governments — one based in the capital, Tripoli, and the other in the eastern part of the country
UN refugee agency officials and human rights organizations have long denounced the conditions of detention centers for migrants in Libya, citing practices of beatings, rape and other forms of torture and insufficient food
They were found Tuesday near the western Libyan town of Zawiya, the Red Crescent's branch in the town said
A combination of war weariness, donor fatigue and a long list of other world problems has forced Syria, Yemen and other Mideast conflicts into a back seat
Antony Blinken defends Afghanistan drawdown, says no evidence staying longer would have made any difference
Had US not followed through with the previous dispensation’s commitment, attacks on US forces and allies would have resumed and Taliban's assault on Afghanistan would have commenced, he argued
He was arrested on charges in connection to abductions and rapes during the 2011 uprising, misuse of his post and the killing of Libyan soccer player Bashir al-Riyani
Congress leader claims 10 Indian sailors stuck on ship in Northern Cyprus, seeks Centre's intervention
The wife of one of sailors claimed the crew is being pressured to take the ship to a port that is in Libya, currently a war zone
India rescues diplomatic staff, paramilitary troopers in daring Afghanistan mission but it isn't the country's first
The crisis that unfolded at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul takes one back to the time when the government has come to the rescue of nationals trapped in other countries
A video shared by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's spokesperson purportedly of Palestinian militants firing rockets at Israelis from civilian areas in Gaza Strip was taken down by Twitter, as it was a 2018 clip from Syria or Libya
How the ancient city of Cyrene near Libya, a world heritage site in danger, faces threats of bulldozers and loot
Cyrene lies between the Egyptian border and Benghazi, one of the key cities that rose up against longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011. The country has since fallen into anarchy and violence which sparked fears for its rich ancient heritage.
The incident on Thursday is the latest in a series of at least eight shipwrecks in the Mediterranean sea since 1 October, said UN's International Organisation for Migration
Seven Indians kidnapped in Libya, govt in touch with country's authorities to secure their release, says MEA
The Indians were kidnapped at Asshwerif on 14 September while on their way to the Tripoli airport to catch a flight to India, said MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava
Thirty-seven survivors, mainly from Senegal, Mali, Chad and Ghana, were rescued by local fishermen and later detained by Libyan officials onshore
US military accuses Russia of sending warplanes to Libya in support of anti-govt mercenaries; Kremlin denies claim
The deployment of the fighter jets appeared to confirm Russia's deepening role in the sprawling proxy war, where its Libyan ally, commander Khalifa Hifter, suffered a series of major losses last week that dealt a heavy blow to his campaign
Russia, Saudi Arabia play 'who-blinks-first' over crude price; scramble over market share gives Indian oil firms 'additional bargaining power'
The exacting decision by Riyadh to spike production was triggered by the failure on Friday to strike a deal with Russia on a new round of OPEC+ production cuts to arrest swooning oil prices owing to the novel coronavirus.
OPEC meet in Vienna today; ministers divided over making additional price cuts in wake of coronavirus
The only option for OPEC—and its allies in the OPEC+ grouping who will be joining meetings on Friday—would appear to be another round of production cuts.
Oil declines as market surplus forecast counters Libya worries; US crude output expected to rise to record highs in February
US oil fell 29 cents, or 0.5%, to $58.09 a barrel, having declined 0.3% the day before.