What remains of Libya’s fragile political stability was potentially dealt a further blow this week when the Prime Minister of the country’s internationally recognized government in Baida, ‘Abd Allah al-Thinni, announced his intention to resign by the end of the week.

“I officially resign and I will submit my resignation to the House of Representatives (HOR - the Tobruk based parliament) on Sunday,” he told Libya Channel, a private television station, on 11 August. “People do not need to protest against me, because I officially resign from my position.” (CONTINUED - 1195 WORDS)