United Arab Emirates has been providing assistance to Russian mercenaries, according to a US Defense Intelligence Agency assessment reported by Foreign Policy magazine. Wagner supports the Haftar militia against the UN-backed government in Libya.
Participants at the talks in Tunisia "agreed that national elections should take place on 24 December 2021," acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams said.
Hanan al Barassi, a lawyer and outspoken critic of abuses in areas held by warlord Khalifa Haftar's illegal militia, was assassinated in public, rights groups say.
The lawmakers have met in the coastal town of Bouznika for talks that come ahead of a major meeting in Tunisia slated for November 9.
The decision comes after High Council of State, UN Support Mission urged Fayez al Sarraj to postpone his decision.
UN-recognised Government of National Accord signs security pact with Doha, a deal condemned by its rival in the North African country.
Khalifa Haftar said his militias would let oil production resume after an eight-month blockade and a senior politician in Tripoli said a committee would be formed to ensure fair distribution of revenues.
Solution to the country's crisis must be decided by the Libyans themselves under the auspices of the UN, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita says, ahead of talks in Rabat city.
Turkish Vice President Oktay also said that Meis Island, or Kastellorizo, was supposed to be demilitarised based on the 1947 Paris Peace Treaty but is now militarised.
Breaking truces is one of Haftar's latest ploys to remain relevant in the ongoing conflict. Except for the UAE, the warlord is fast becoming a spent force, according to regional experts.
Internationally-recognised Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj says he may declare a state of emergency to form a crisis government as protests break out in capital Tripoli against deteriorating living conditions and rampant corruption.
Ankara is providing Libya military training and support as part of a memorandum of understanding signed between the two nations on security and military cooperation, says Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar.
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