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UN warns on weapons as Libya elects new PM

Libya’s new prime minister pledged his interim government would set respect for human rights as its priority, as the UN warned against the proliferation of arms looted from Moamer Kadhafi’s huge stockpile. Abdel Rahim al-Keib, an academic and wealthy businessman who is a native of Tripoli, was elected interim prime minister in a public vote…

Tunisia’s Democratic Party hopes for poll win

TUNIS — Tunisia’s Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) leader hopes it will upstage the Islamist Ennahda, which he accused of pushing an “ideological state” agenda, in polls next month. “Today in Tunisia, there are 100 parties, but two main streams: the Islamists of Ennahda and the democratic stream that includes the…

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