Libya’s NTC banned parties based on religion, tribe or ethnicity

Libya, preparing for elections in June, has banned parties based on religion, tribe or ethnicity, the government said on Wednesday, and a new Islamist party viewed as a leading contender signaled it would challenge the decision. National Transitional Council spokesman Mohammed al-Harizy said the council passed the law governing the formation of political parties on […]

Gaddafi bastion Sabha falls to interim forces

New Libyan regime forces have largely seized one of the last three main bastions of Moamar Gaddafi, a month after the strongman was toppled, officials said. Sabha, deep in the North African state’s Sahara desert, has been holding out along with Bani Walid and Gaddafi’s hometown Sirte since the fall of the capital Tripoli on […]