LIBYA’S RIVAL FORCES REACH CEASEFIRE DEAL

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On Friday 23 October, Libya’s warring sides – the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) and  the forces of commander Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) – signed an agreement for “a permanent ceasefire in all areas of Libya.” The UN’ representative, Stephanie Williams – who led the mediation – hailed the historic…

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A CHANCE REMAINS FOR PEACE IN YEMEN AS NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE

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By Donnelly McCleland THE UN envoy who is negotiating a peace settlement to end the civil war in Yemen has said that there is still “a chance for peace”, despite the Yemeni government’s rejection of his latest draft deal. The civil war in Yemen, which has forced millions to the brink of famine, has entered…

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