Putin calls for summit on Libya

Putin proposed that the UN Security Council’s five permanent members hold a special summit in 2020 to discuss the ongoing conflict in Libya. (Reuters)
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Updated 24 January 2020

Putin calls for summit on Libya

  • Putin said Russia wanted a “serious conversation” with the US, UK, China and France over the situation in the North African nation
  • He added that Moscow was happy for a summit to happen “in any country, at any point” to find a way to resolve the conflict in Libya

LONDON: Russia’s president on Thursday proposed that the UN Security Council’s five permanent members hold a special summit in 2020 to discuss the ongoing conflict in Libya.
Vladimir Putin said Russia wanted a “serious conversation” with the US, UK, China and France over the situation in the North African nation, as well as other geopolitical issues.
He added that Moscow was happy for a summit to happen “in any country, at any point” to find a way to resolve the conflict in Libya.
“There are many tasks before us. We discussed one of them very recently in Berlin … that is Libya. We need to return to this problem at the Security Council and adopt the corresponding resolution,” Putin said.
“We discussed (this) with several colleagues and, as far as I understand, in general we saw a positive reaction to holding a meeting of the heads of the permanent members.”


Oman lifts internal travel restrictions, reduces curfew

Updated 38 min 42 sec ago

Oman lifts internal travel restrictions, reduces curfew

  • From Saturday it will also reduce its curfew for a week to the period between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., instead of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • A full lockdown of the Dhofar governorate in the south will be maintained until further notice

DUBAI: Oman will on Saturday lift a domestic ban on travel between governorates, imposed on Jul. 25 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus during the Muslim Eid Al-Adha holiday, the state news agency ONA said on Wednesday.
From Saturday it will also reduce its curfew for a week to the period between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., instead of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. A full lockdown of the Dhofar governorate in the south will be maintained until further notice.

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