AU to play more prominent role in resolving Libya conflict | AFP

Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, says during a two-day African Union summit in Addis Ababa that the AU seeks to play a more prominent role in the resolution of the ongoing conflict in Libya. SOUNDBITE

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Libya: Guterres calls on leaders to respect their commitment | AFP

Antonio Guterres calls on the leaders of the main countries involved in the conflict in Libya to respect their commitment and implement the arms embargo decided by the United Nations in 2011. SOUNDBITE of UN chief Antonio Guterres

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International conference on Libya: Angela Merkel welcomes Macron | AFP

Angela Merkel welcomes the President of France Emmanuel Macron in Berlin for the International conference on Libya. World leaders gather to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from turning into a “second Syria”. Libya has been torn by fighting between rival armed factions since a 2011 NATO-backed uprising killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi. IMAGES

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Rescued sheep await adoption in Romania after surviving capsize | AFP

180 rams, saved by an NGO following the capsize of a ship, are cared for in an animal shelter near Bucharest while awaiting adoption. The cargo ship Queen Hind capsized last Sunday as it left the southeastern port of Midia with 14,600 sheep bound for Saudi Arabia. Romania is the third biggest producer of sheep in the European Union and has exported millions in the past two years, in particular to Jordan and Libya.

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Libya’s GNA Chief al-Sarraj meets Italy’s Conte as diplomatic flurry over crisis continues | AFP

Libya’s GNA leader Fayez al-Sarraj meets Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte as part of a diplomatic offensive by Europe and North Africa to reduce tensions in Libya. IMAGES

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Merkel meets Putin in Moscow for bilateral talks | AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Moscow for bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Confrontation between Washington and Tehran over the US killing of a top general and turmoil in Libya are set to dominate the talks. IMAGES

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EU top diplomat condemns Turkey ‘interference’ in Libya | AFP

The EU’s diplomatic chief condemns Turkish “interference” in Libya after Ankara sent troops to support the UN-backed Tripoli government, warning this complicates the crisis in the oil-rich state. SOUNDBITE

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EU condemns “outside interference” in Libya | AFP

The EU’s head of diplomacy Josep Borrell calls for an end to “further escalation of violence and to eternal interference” in Libya, following a Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels. SOUNDBITE

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EU Foreign Policy chief meets key EU foreign ministers for talks on Libya | AFP

The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell meets with the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Italy and the UK in Brussels for emergency talks on Libya. IMAGES of group photo and roundtable

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Libya: Funeral in Tripoli after deadly airstrike | AFP

A funeral is held in the Libyan capital after an airstrike on a military school in al-Hadba al-Khadra, a residential area in south Tripoli.

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Greece, Israel and Cyprus sign EastMed pipeline agreement in Athens | AFP

Greece, Cyprus and Israel sign an agreement for a huge pipeline project designed to ship gas from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe. The move comes amid tensions with Turkey over its own activities in the area and a contentious maritime deal with Libya expanding Ankara’s claims over a large gas-rich area of the sea. IMAGES

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EU funds for Libya migrants enrich abusers instead

EU funds for Libya migrants enrich abusers instead

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AP honors killed journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa

AP adds Mohamed Ben Khalifa, a freelance photographer and video journalist killed in Libya while covering fighting for the AP, to its Wall of Honor.

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George Galloway – The Mother Of All Talkshows – Episode 25

Joining us on the show today is Sir John Curtis – professor of Politics at Strathclyde University to talk about UK’s General Election. Dr Moussa Ibrahim – former Libyan Minister for Media and Culture and Libya’s Spokesperson in 2011 to talk about Libya during Gaddafi and Libya now. News anchor Manila Chan will talk to George about Trump. Also, Adam Garrie will be available for your questions in the last hour, so get your calls and tweets in now!