While the virus has struck both countries, killing thousands of people, they continue to target each other on foreign battlegrounds.
United Nations Libya Envoy Ghassan Salame said there is “genuine will” among the rival parties of war to sit and start negotiating together.
Tehran’s main backers are Russia and China, but even though the two global powers condemn Soleimani's assassination, they have shown little interest in picking a side if war breaks out between Iran and the US.
Iraqi demonstrators are being killed in the streets for demanding an end to a corrupt status quo propped installed by the US and propped up by Iran.
Syria is the battleground where the new order for the Middle East will emerge.
It is time for international powers to end their short-sighted action in Libya and step up to find a solution to the civil war.
Turkey's support to the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Libya should be replicated by other responsible global powers.
Traffickers and armed groups have exploited the country's security vacuum, turning it into a hellhole for migrants.
As tensions between Tehran and Washington ratchet up, the US is deploying troops to the Gulf kingdom for the first time in 16 years.
US-Iran tensions have led some to speculate that a weakened Iran could mean good news for those who want Iran out of Syria but the fact is that every stakeholder is a counter-revolutionary force.
Head of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group slams a proposed US peace deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "It's a void deal... a historic crime," he said of the plan.
A report published by the International Crisis Group argues that the Libyan conflict has become a multi-dimensional civil war.
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