Libya army chief quits after unrest: congress members

TRIPOLI: Army chief General Yusef al-Mangoush, criticised for delays in forming a national army, resigned on Sunday, a day after clashes killed 31 people in Benghazi, members of Libya’s highest political authority said.

“The chief of staff presented his resignation that was accepted by the congress,” General National Congress member Abdullah al-Gmati said, adding that the body had already been preparing to suspend him.

Western powers reduce diplomatic staff in Libya

TRIPOLI: Western powers, concerned by continuing political instability in Libya and galvanised by a recent car bombing at the French embassy, are reducing their diplomatic staffs in Tripoli and warning citizens about visiting the country.