As Russia's footprint in Libya grows, it risks drawing greater attention from the US.
UN welcomes parties in Libya accepting resumption of 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks.
The GNA has with Turkish help made sudden strides in recent weeks, seizing a string of towns from warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias, capturing the strategically important Watiya airbase and destroying several of its Russian-made air defence systems.
Khalifa Haftar has become increasingly desperate as his advances on Tripoli have failed and his forces weaken.
Haftar’s positions targeted after militias carried out attacks on civilian settlements using rockets that killed five and injured 18.
There can be no military solution to the conflict, Chancellor Angela Merkel tells militia chief Khalifa Haftar during talks in Berlin.
Residents say shelling was among hardest since warring sides agreed on a ceasefire in January. Meanwhile, UN says bombing of civilian neighbourhoods "may amount to war crimes".
Libya's UN-recognised government said warlord Khalifa Haftar targeted a school compound in the capital Tripoli killing and injuring several children.
World powers pledged to "refrain from interference" in Libya's war, vowing to uphold a weapons embargo during a summit in Berlin.
Libya’s government has been under attack by the warlord Haftar for several years. His armed group gets support from the anti-democratic governments of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an article.
Pro-Haftar mercenaries were also deployed to the region and drones operated by the United Arab Emirates were flying over Tripoli.
Since the ousting and death of ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, two seats of power have emerged in Libya.
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