The emergence of new worthy competitive actors has opened space for North African countries to relinquish Paris and leverage new partners.
Libya is hosting an international conference aimed at resolving key issues ahead of the polls, including maintaining a ceasefire, uniting the country’s many armed groups under a single security body, and the withdrawal of foreign fighters.
The UN mission mediating between the rivals says a 10-member joint military commission, with five representatives from each side, inked a “gradual and balanced” withdrawal deal at the end of three-day, UN-facilitated talks in Geneva.
Eighty-nine of 113 lawmakers present in eastern city of Tobruk vote to withdraw confidence from Tripoli-based administration of interim PM Abdul Hamid Dbeibah.
Second Berlin Conference on Libya was aimed to make progress on removing mercenaries and other foreign forces, months after the ceasefire called for their withdrawal, as well as on steps towards securing a December 24 election.
For regional experts, warlord Khalifa Haftar is sending his forces to fight against Daesh only to hide his 'war crimes' and stay relevant in Libya.
Turkey's support for Libya under the deal on security and military cooperation prevented a civil war and human tragedy, says Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Tripoli.
Authorities in western Libya free 120 fighters loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar, the latest move towards reconciliation in a UN-backed peace process aimed at ending years of violence.
Foreign Minister Najla al Mangoush tells visiting top diplomats of France, Germany and Italy that an estimated 20,000 mercenaries and foreign fighters must "leave the Libyan lands immediately."
Local Libyan official says AFRICOM is likely behind airstrikes which targeted various points close to the city centre.
Thousands of people took to the streets of central Beirut to demand a new independent government to lift Lebanon out of its deepening economic crisis.
Hyperinflation, poverty, corruption, protests and a pandemic have driven the country right to the edge.
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