Russian FM Lavrov says Fayez al Sarraj and Khaled al Mechri "have just signed" the ceasefire agreement, while Khalifa Haftar and Aguila Saleh "have asked for a bit more time until morning to make a decision on its signing."
The custodians of Islam’s two holiest sites have conveniently distanced themselves from many issues affecting Muslims.
The Turkish and Russian presidents formally launched TurkStream gas pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe through Turkey. The project is part of Moscow's efforts to reduce shipments via Ukraine.
Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin called for a cessation of all hostilities in the northern African country starting from January 12 at midnight, following their meeting in Istanbul.
Is it Turkey’s model as a ‘Muslim democracy’ that threatens Gulf monarchies?
Sirte, some 450 kilometres east of the capital Tripoli, had been held since 2016 by forces allied with the UN-recognised Government of National Accord.
A recent deal agreed with Tripoli and a decision to deploy forces in Libya show that Ankara aims to develop an understanding between warring factions in the country, creating a deterrent against the powers of instability.
Lawmakers vote 325-184 in favour of sending troops to the northern African country, following calls from the Tripoli government for Ankara's support against Khalifa Haftar's illegal militia.
With its Libya deal, Turkey sent a clear message to Israel, Greece and Egypt that it will not be excluded from the fate of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Described as a Cold War casualty, Russia has been reasserting itself both politically and militarily. Experts argue that Moscow aims to reclaim its old glory.
"We will evaluate all kinds of military support including ground, marine and air options if necessary," Turkey's President Erdogan says, as Greece foreign minister holds talks with illegal militia chief Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi city.
Turkish lawmakers approve military deal signed with Libya's UN-recognised government last month, a pact that could pave the way for Ankara's military help to GNA government that faces warlord Khalifa Haftar's illegal militia outside the capital.
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