The United States has warned it was ready to act in Syria if needed to end chemical attacks as it proposes a new 30-day ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta.
The UN Security Council bowed to pressure from the United States after it threatened to veto a German-drafted resolution on rape in conflict. Germany said the resolution strengthens justice for victims.
The council has failed to agree on a joint call for a ceasefire in Tripoli, where rival militias have been fighting for two weeks. Germany, the current council president, has called for a meeting to discuss the conflict.
Forces loyal to Libya's unity government have launched a counterattack to keep rival fighters from advancing on the city. European calls for an urgent ceasefire have been rejected by Moscow and Washington.
General Khalifa Haftar's push for Tripoli could be the most important moment for Libya since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Who are the players and what's at stake for the war-torn country?
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