Libyans take part in a demonstration in front of the ministry of foreign affairs in Tripoli on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
The interior ministry of Libya’s internationally recognised government onThursday accused France directly for the first time of supporting rival strongman Khalifa Haftar whose forces have launched an assault on Tripoli.
Fierce fighting for control of Libya’s capital that has already displaced tens of thousands of people threatens to bring a further worsening of humanitarian conditions, a senior UN official has warned.
The United Nations envoy for Libya on Monday warned countries tempted to continue backing eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar that he was no democrat and his political agenda was not supported by most Libyans.
The head of Libya’s UN-supported government on Sunday proposed holding nationwide elections to end the war in the North African country, as the forces of the rival military commander Khalifa Haftar continue their two-month-long battle to take the capital, Tripoli.
Bush made the comments in a speech during an event in Dallas on Wednesday, while he was criticising Russia's political system. He jokingly blamed the mistake on his age as the audience burst into laughter.
Finance ministers and central bank governors of the United States, Japan, Canada, Britain, Germany, France and Italy — the G7 — will hold talks as Ukraine, invaded by Russia on Feb. 24, is struggling to fend off the attack.
Russia said on Wednesday an additional 694 more fighters had surrendered, bringing the total number to 959. Its defence ministry posted videos of what it said were Ukrainian fighters receiving hospital treatment after surrendering at Azovstal.