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.
Aid workers in South Sudan have been prevented from leaving the UN base to carry out their work in Bentiu town
Marine Corps General Joseph F Dunfored was nominated as chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff by President Barack Obama
The United States has put in a request to the UN to investigate who is behind the chemical attacks in Syria, paving the way for the UNSC to punish those responsible.
Details of American investigations firm Kroll leaked to the press found that Banca de Economii (Savings Bank) issued $600 million in loans to companies backed by Russian banks.
The German Institute for Human Rights has warned German politicians that active, decisive action against growing racism must be made.
A guide has been released by the UN to help people affected by natural emergencies.
French President Francois Hollande has said that France is in talks with Saudi Arabia for business deals, including defence, transport and energy, worth tens of billions of euros.
Witnesses in Baghdad said they saw several explosions targeting police and civilians.
Robert Menard, the far right mayor of southern town of Beziers, says he has kept track of number of Muslim in schools - ethnic and/or religious census is strictly forbidden in France.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister came together with the Sudanese Foreign Minister to discuss a planned railway line linking the two countries.
More than 40 Syrian groups, including Syrian opposition groups, have been invited to Geneva consultations.
Abdulah Al-Thinni has made a surprise visit to Algiers and will hold talks with Algerian officials.
A Bosnian town, home to more than 200 sets of twins in a population of 20,000 has claimed that it is the world's multiple birth capital and wants to use that fact to turn it into a tourist attraction
Maros Sefcovic, the EU energy chief hopes to conclude trilateral gas talks with Ukraine and Russia before summer.
An indictment was filed against 31 year old Malik Khatib, who has been accused of transferring funds to Hamas
President Barack Obama will nominate the U.S. Marine Corps' top general, Joseph Dunford, to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday, a White House official said.