World Bulletin / News Desk
Libya's national assembly elected a new prime minister on Sunday, the second within a month to face the daunting challenge of forming a government acceptable to the country's many factions.
Ali Zeidan, a former career diplomat who had defected in the 1980s to become an outspoken critic of Muammar Gaddafi, was elected in a televised count just a week after the last prime minister was dismissed in a vote of no confidence.
Mustafa Abushagur was dismissed after his choice of ministers ran into protests both from within the assembly and from outside.
Libya desperately needs a viable government so that it can focus on reconstruction and healing divisions opened up by the war which toppled Gaddafi last year.
Zeidan told a news conference he would focus on restoring security to Libya.
"The security file will be my top most priority because all the problems that Libya suffers from stems from security issues. The government will be an emergency government to solve the crises that the country is going through."
Zeidan, who had support from the leading liberal coalition, the National Forces Alliance, also suggested that he was ready to take into account the views of the Muslim Brotherhood in his government.
"Islam is our belief system and the source for any jurisprudence, and anything against sharia is refused," he said.
Diplomats said a framework accord was still possible, but that weeks or months would then be needed to agree on the all-important details of how it would be implemented.
Netanyahu's office said following discussions last week, the Israeli Prime Minister was expected to propose the bill against those who commit "terrorist" attacks with national ramifications
Armenia announced that they launched operation in order to transfer dead pilots’ bodies and collect helicopter wreckage.
The militants attacked the fishing town of Doron Baga near the Chad borders
Around 800 far-right extremists protested the construction of a refugee hostel by shouting racist slogans.
Mohamed al-Maghrabi said the civilian protesters seized the ship as soon as it had anchored at the port on Friday in protest against Qatar's policies
The plan to spend $24.1 million represents a small fraction of the larger, $1.6 billion spending request to Congress focusing on training and arming Iraqi and Kurdish forces.
Country’s highest court throws out house arrest appeal by ex-president undergoing treatment for mouth cancer.
Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki said Saudi national Mohamed al-Zahrani arrived in his country from Guantanamo Bay where he was held
Beshr was interrogated for an hour on Saturday, a lawyer said, noting that the senior Brotherhood leader refused to answer questions asked him after he was accused of espionage.
The Herald and Times group, part of the Newsquest publishing arm of U.S.-based firm Gannett, said it will produce a tabloid-style newspaper called The National in a week-long trial run.
The International Committee of the Red Cross is on location in Quibdo to facilitate the release of the hostages.
Al-Kalaldeh said Bani Arshid's arrest was an isolated incident that did not reflect a government drive against the Muslim Brotherhood
Chung Hong-won will meet with his Egyptian counterpart Ibrahim Mahlab to discuss the participation of South Korean companies in building a nuclear power plant in Egypt
South Sudanese Foreign Minister Barnaba Benjamin said Kiir discussed bilateral cooperation in the fields of health, agriculture, youth and culture during his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi
A soldier was killed and another wounded during the clash with the Abu Sayyaf’s Sihata Latip