|Saudis, Other Gulf States Mull Sending Troops to Syria|
|Russian Airstrikes Kill 39 Civilians in Northern Syria|
|UN-Sponsored Yemen Peace Talks Start, Ceasefire Takes Effect|
Syria / Iraq Regional War.....
Syrian opposition @SyrCoalition pushes the #EU on the urgent need for civilian protection. #Syria #Douma #NoBombZone
#SYRIA Situation Map In #Latakia, @A7_Mirza Releases Map Shows Pro-Government Forces Advancing In 3 Axis-
In Dramatic Reversal, US Vice President Biden Calls On Turkey To Withdraw Its Troops From Iraq http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-16/dramatic-reversal-us-vice-president-biden-calls-turkey-withdraw-its-troops-turkey …
Italy to send 450 troops to protect Iraq’s Mosul dam http://ara.tv/yxn53
Gunmen with machine guns snatched Qatari royals from their camp in Iraq at 3am http://dailym.ai/1QNkgzA
The Int'l Syria Support Group will meet in NY on Dec. 18 for a political solution: @UN chief http://xhne.ws/fh3Zq
Don’t rely on Syria’s ‘moderate fighting force. It doesn’t exist | Mowaffaq Safadi http://trib.al/0pZYixL
Russian Air Force strikes 'large' ISIS base in Syria after opposition provides coordinates http://on.rt.com/6zn3
Kerry: US not seeking Assad ouster, just thinks "unlikely" he leads successful transition. Note rhetorical shifts http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/16/world/europe/john-kerry-visits-moscow-to-prepare-for-talks-on-syria.html?ref=world … /2
@reportingLibya when the UN asked the GNC & HOR to unite against a common foreign enemy, it probably meant IS (not the UN)
#Libya: GNA may be based in Malta because it lacks support from both governments, popular support. Via @jurgenbalzan http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/world/60393/new_divisions_come_forth_as_rival_parliaments_unite_against_imposed_libya_government#.VnLqGYo8KJI …
"All the questions which are still open, they have to be discussed after the signature now." -UN
#Libya envoy Kobler with Hafter, 7:08
Some very angry souls in #Tripoli today - lets hope the National Unity Government doesn't have to go to war to get back into Tripoli. #Libya
#Libya Confusion tonight re status of unity government. 1) The UN document says only valid when House of Representatives (Tobruk) signs it.
#Libya's GNC president Abusahmain says today's signing of the political agreement in Skhirat is "void". HoR prez didn't make any comments.
UNSMIL's @KoblerSRSG met w/ Gen. Khalifa Hefter in East #Libya. video of meeting & joint presser, released by army: https://www.youtube.com/embed/hRl06EW2-jc …
#Libya - Huge expectations tomorrow and even bigger challenges ahead. Priorities need to be set in the right order for the next government.
#Libya - Haftar says they're mainly concerned with security & army related issues & these have formed the bulk of the discussions w Kobler.
#Libya - Haftar praises #Russia for its commitment and seriousness in fighting terrorism in the region. Welcome efforts by all nations.
#ISIS placing barriers, digging trenches in Nufaliyah in fear of future air strikes. #Libya http://en.alwasat.ly/en/news/libya/1399/ISIS-placing-barriers-digging-trenches-in-Nufaliyah.htm …
#Libya - stage is all set for the signing of #Libya's political agreement tomorrow. How much support will it have on the ground is not clr.
Both of Libya's governments continue to reject UN deal http://d.gu.com/D1wnlD
#Libya UN confirms Libya peace plan will be signed tomorrow Morocco. Key will be which parties sign and which do not.
#Tripoli Reports of clashes between Ghenewa & Misrata brigades near Airport Road, loud shootings & RPGs can be heard #Libya
Among them Madhakali Salafis now supporting Hiftar & fighting for him in Benghazi. #Libya and its complexities...
Saudi-led air strikes target Yemen's Houthis despite ceasefire - residents http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN0TZ1U820151216 …
Urgent support needed to provide health services for 15 million people in Yemen – UN: 16 December 2015 – The U... http://bit.ly/1YlT1g8
UK fuelling Yemen civil war with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, says Amnesty http://trib.al/y7X57b8
Coalition forces: Yemen truce could collapse http://ara.tv/cuwp7
Dozens are dead across Yemen as a day-old ceasefire crumbles: http://bit.ly/1MhGAuR