Libyan government takes oath in front of parliament

The swearing-in on Sunday came a day after parliament leader Ageila Saleh Eissa addressed the U.N. General Assembly. (File Photo: AFP)

Libya's internationally recognized parliament has held a swearing-in ceremony for the 10-member Cabinet, a day after calling for international aid in its battle with Islamist-allied militias.

Abdullah Al-Thinni's government has little or no influence outside the eastern city of Tobruk. The capital Tripoli is under the control of militias allied with Islamist parties, which have formed their own parallel government and revived an old parliament.

The swearing-in on Sunday came a day after parliament leader Ageila Saleh Eissa addressed the U.N. General Assembly, calling on world powers to help the government defeat the Islamist-allied militias, including by imposing sanctions.

"From this podium, I say that turning a blind eye to terrorism in Libya is deemed unacceptable," Eissa said.

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