NATO invasion of Libya
Foreign troops in Libya Libya’s interim government asks Turkey to withdraw its forces

Turkish troops and mercenaries backed by it were deployed in Libya last year following an agreement with the Government of National Accord. The UN has repeatedly called for all foreign soldiers to be withdrawn from the country

Brazilian judge annuls criminal convictions against Lula da Silva and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the decision by a Brazilian Supreme Court Judge annulling the criminal convictions against former president Lula da Silva, the start of the trial of former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, the upcoming vote of confidence in Libya, the protests across Latin America and the Carribbean on International Women’s Day, and the possible reasons behind the explosion of the SpaceX SN10 Starship rocket

Libyan parliament discusses fate of the UN supported interim government

In its first united meeting since divisions in 2014, in Sirte, the Libyan House of Representative is expected to approve a 35 member unity government proposed by prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah

Second round of UN-sponsored peace talks between Libyan factions kicks off

The talks, which are being held virtually, aim to identify criteria for selecting authorities to administer the country till the elections. In the first round of talks, it was decided that elections will be held in December 2021

Libyan factions agree to national elections Rival factions in Libya agree to hold elections

A preliminary agreement between rival factions in Libya lays out a roadmap for parliamentary and presidential elections in the country. The agreement comes after a ceasefire in October under UN mediation

Rival Libyan groups meet in Morocco to discuss peace

The objective of the talks, termed “Libyan dialogue,” is to discuss the mechanisms to prolong the ceasefire declared around two weeks ago by both the parties

Time is not on our side in Libya

Vijay Prashad raises the alarm on the situation in Libya which has been ravaged by an imperialist war since 2011

Egyptian troops may be deployed in Libya Egyptian parliament approves armed forces’ deployment in Libya

Last month, Egypt had threatened “direct intervention” in Libya if the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord did not back off from its mission to take back the eastern city of Sirte from Khalifa Haftar’s forces

EU calls for ceasefire in Libya EU calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya and an end to all foreign intervention  

The statement comes even as the warring factions in the country are backed by various EU members and are supplied arms by them. The conflict in Libya has escalated over the past few weeks

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