7:53 [TASS] (E)
Libya’s two key political figures - Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj and commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar will take part in talks held under the auspices of the Russian and Turkish Foreign and Defense Ministries in Moscow on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry told TASS on Monday.
7:48 [RT] (E)
Khalifa Haftar, who leads the Libyan National Army, failed to come to terms with the rival Government of National Accord, leaving the closely-watched Moscow talks without signing an agreement, Russia’s Foreign Ministry confirmed.
19:48 [Tass] (E)
Units of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord have violated the ceasefire several times since its declaration, commander of the Western district of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Mabrouk al-Gazavi stated. "These formations have violated the ceasefire in various areas, using all types of weapons, including the artillery," he said, quoted by Afrigatenews portal. "We still follow the orders given to us before midnight. We await further instructions."
12:06 [TASS] (E)
Updated at: 09:55 - The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord led by Fayez al-Sarraj has declared ceasefire as part of an initiative proposed by Russia and Turkey, the cabinet said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. "In response to a call of Turkish and Russian Presidents Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, the head of the presidential council [who acts as the head of state, this body is led by al-Sarraj] and commander-in-chief of the Libyan Army declare ceasefire starting from January 12," the statement said.
12:45 [Press TV] (E)
Militia members operating under the command of a renegade general in Libya have reportedly seized control of the coastal city of Sirte, as Turkey has started deploying troops to support the internationally-recognized government in the capital, Tripoli.
21:28 [RT] (E)
The parliament of Libya, which opposes the UN-recognized government in Tripoli, has rejected the ratification of a military agreement with Turkey and voted to cut diplomatic ties with Ankara instead.
12:50 [RT] (E)
General Khalifa Haftar has warned that his Libyan National Army (LNA) forces will mobilize to repel any foreign soldiers sent to Libya, after Turkey approved a troop deployment to assist the rival government in Tripoli.
8:30 [RT] (E)
None other than US President Donald Trump has stood up against foreign intervention in Libya, warning his NATO ally Turkey that its planned military deployment could make the situation in the North African country worse.
7:32 [Xinhua] (E)
A civilian was killed and two others were injured on Sunday when an airstrike hit east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to a medical official.
13:22 [Middle East Eye] (E)
It is 30 years since thousands of Mauritanians were driven from their homes on the Senegal river by the Arab-led government
6:56 [Press TV] (E)
Libya’s eastern-based administration has rejected a security deal between the UN-backed government and Turkey, saying plans by Ankara to deploy troops to the North African country would be seen as a form of unwanted intervention.
21:37 [RT] (E)
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara will consider deploying soldiers to help the United Nations-backed government in Libya fight off rival factions in the civil war-torn country.
6:16 [youtube/the Duran] (E)
...Erdogan is laying claim to a large swath of the Mediterranean sea, from Turkey`s south to Libya`s western port, covering Greek and Cypriot maritime territory, and irking France, Israel and Egypt in the process.
4:05 [Press TV] (E)
Hundreds of militants have killed 71 soldiers in an attack on a remote military camp in Niger near the border with Mali, an army spokesman says, in the deadliest raid against the Nigerien military in living memory.
20:29 [Press TV] (E)
Sudan`s new Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, says he believes there is no military solution to the ongoing conflict in Yemen, which has been under Saudi-led aggression since March 2015.
14:01 [Tehran Times] (E)
Algeria, "free and sovereign "in its decisions, accepts no interference or diktat and submits to no bargaining whoever the parties," this is how responded Algeria’s lieutenant general, chief of Staff of the People`s National Army, to the non-binding resolution, adopted by the European Parliament, on Thursday, November 28, 2019 on the so-called the grim reality of human rights in Algeria, calling on the North African country to put an end to the criminalization of dissent, arbitrary arrests, and violations of minority rights. MEPs “deeply worried about the state of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Algeria,” read a summary of the EU body’s stance.
0:30 [The Duran] (E)
The major powers have their ‘client states’ in pursuance of the extraction of those resources, where that extraction may result in corruption, confrontation, armed aggression, and even support for terrorist organizations in those states.
23:54 [The Duran] (E)
The Warsaw Pact may no longer exist, but by contrast the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is expanding its perceived role – the enforcement of western interest – especially in resource-rich Africa. NATO’s expansion in Africa is intended to assert western corporate influence, where Macron’s France apparently wishes to usurp Germany as the major influential European power.
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