The US, Russia, China and other world powers plan to supply Libya's unity government with weapons to fight "Islamic State" militias. Currently, government forces are trying to push IS fighters back to their stronghold of Sirte.
Forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar are battling jihadists for control of the eastern city of Derna. Yet the international community remains mute as civilians bear the brunt of the fighting. Mat Nashed reports.
A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the headquarters of Libya's election body in Tripoli, while the others set the building on fire. "Islamic State" has claimed responsibility for the attack.
For the first time in seven years, all of wider Damascus is now under government control. Islamists have abandoned the city of al-Hajar al-Aswad, south of the capital.
With the "Islamic State" largely defeated, the US has reportedly been looking to form an Arab force to secure northeast Syria. Experts warn the military presence could further complicate an already complex civil war.
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