Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree today to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace, diplomats and a draft communique said.
Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on Monday
Libya's warring leaders held indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday with Russia and Turkey urging the rivals to sign a binding truce to end a nine-month-old war and pave the way for a settlement that would stabilise the North African country.
Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had entered Sirte and had taken control of large parts of the coastal city.
At least 30 people were killed and 33 others wounded in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday
At least three fighters aligned with Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) were killed in an offensive on Saturday aimed at pushing back eastern forces
Some 1,000 people have been killed since Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar launched a push three months ago to capture Tripoli, the UN said Friday, including 53 detained migrants who died in a devastating air strike.
Eastern forces and troops loyal to the government in Tripoli fought on the outskirts of Libya's capital on Wednesday as the battle forced thousands of residents to flee their homes.
Health facilities near Tripoli have reported 47 people killed and 181 wounded in recent days as eastern forces seek to take Libya's capital from an internationally-recognised government, the United Nations' health body said on Tuesday.
A Chicago grand jury on Friday indicted American actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts after allegedly lying to police about being the victim of a racist, homophobic hate crime.
A Libyan commander sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the alleged summary execution of dozens of people has handed himself in to the military police in eastern Libya, a military source said on Wednesday.
A fighter jet of forces loyal to a Libyan military strongman was shot down on Saturday as it attacked jihadist positions in Benghazi, a military source said.