• FILE: The United Nations and Western officials had called repeatedly for the airspace to be reopened. Picture : 123rf.com

    Libya reopens airspace after two-week shutdown

    Flights between Mitiga and other Libyan airports had been suspended since March 7, after the country's eastern-based parliament appointed a rival government in a challenge to unity premier Abdulhamid Dbeibah.

  • FILE: On Tuesday, the cabinet of 29 ministers, three vice-prime ministers and six ministers of state -- including just two women -- was put before the legislature. Picture: libyaflag.facts.co

    Libya parliament approves rival cabinet to unity govt

    In a vote some fear could help tip the conflict-scarred nation into another round of violence, the cabinet of former interior minister Fathi Bashagha was approved by 92 of 101 members present, speaker Aguila Saleh said.