Abdel Fattah Al Sisi (left) attends a press conference with Donald Trump in Washington. File photo
US President Donald Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi agreed in a phone call on Thursday that they reject "foreign exploitation" in Libya and urged parties to the conflict to take "urgent steps" to resolve the fighting, the White House said.
"The leaders... agreed that parties must take urgent steps to resolve the conflict before Libyans lose control to foreign actors," the White House said. Egypt reportedly supported Haftar's forces, while Washington has called all sides to de-escalate and warned over rising Russian involvement.
Meanwhile, Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the North African country's conflict at the centre of wider regional frictions.
Libya's internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli has been struggling to fend off General Khalifa Haftar's forces, which have been supported by Russia, Egypt and Jordan.An official in Tripoli confirmed a formal request had been made for Turkish military support in the air, on the ground and at sea.
The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organisation, the White House said on Tuesday, which would bring sanctions against Egypt's oldest hardliner movement.
In terms of international backing, Haftar enjoys the support of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and — now, clearly — the United States.
"This initiative calls for respecting all international efforts and initiatives by declaring a ceasefire from 0600 Monday June 8, 2020," President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told a news conference alongside Haftar.
The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance, imprisoned an African convict for 10 years and fined him Dhs50,000 for bringing 6,250 kilogrammes of cocaine in his bag.
The airline took to the decision due to spike in coronavirus cases in Asian countries and the emergence of Delta variant.
Dubai Police arrested a European gang in less than 10 hours after they robbed a car showroom and stole jewellery and watches worth Dhs13 million.