Libyan parliament approves unity government


The Libyan parliament has approved the government of national unity presented by the new interim prime minister, Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah.

The vote took place at a rare session of the parliament in the city of Sirte.

The unity government is the latest stage in a UN-backed plan that is aimed at trying to resolve a decade of violence and instability in Libya, with an election due to be held in December.

Mr Dbeibah thanked MPs in the parliament – itself riven with division – for putting the country ahead of their personal interests.