A few families walk around the centre of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
A vote last week to extend the UN mission until Sept. 15 had been postponed at the last minute after Russia objected and circulated its own draft resolution calling for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to appoint a new special representative in a month.
Libya’s transitional government, which opposed Bathily’s nomination, reportedly sent a protest letter to Guterres, which raises questions about how effective the new envoy can be in trying to resolve the country’s political and economic crisis.
Rosemary DiCarlo told the UN Security Council that during talks in Cairo from June 12-20 the rivals reached "a broad consensus on most of the contentious articles” in the proposed 2017 constitution, which she called "commendable.”
The talks, which stared on June 12, had sought to establish a constitutional framework for elections in Libya, but the two sides failed to agree on "the measures governing the transitional period” leading to the vote, William said in a statement.
In an interview with AP, Kakar said it’s the Election Commission of Pakistan that is going to conduct the vote, not the military, and Imran appointed the commission’s chief at the time, so "why would he turn in any sense of the word against him?”
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan have sent messages of congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on the occasion of the Kingdom's 93rd National Day.
The 61-year-old has been suffering from colon cancer for several years. It was his decision to seek treatment that led to his arrest following a visit to a clinic in the Sicilian capital Palermo.