Troops allied to the Tripoli government moved more vehicles from the western city of Misrata to defend the capital. Since Qaddafi’s downfall, the country has been divided between the UN-backed government in Tripoli and the parallel administration allied to Haftar
A group of Libyan leaders agreed to take part in a meeting to be held on Monday night in Sicily. Like other European nations, Italy wants to contain the threat of militants based in Libya from carrying out terror attacks on its territory.
Rival Libyan delegations have met up in Paris amid a major peace conference which seeks to secure a political roadmap for the country. A Senior advisor for the Government of National Accord (GNA) claimed that the delegations are preparing to hold elections in Libya by 16th September.
Lebanon heads to general elections for the first time in nine years. This is the first elections to include the 82k expat voters, totaling the total registered voters at 3.6 million. This election also sees a new Electoral system in which voters will vote twice, once for coalitions and once for the candidate.