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this is t w news coming to you live from berlin a pledge for peace in libya the world leaders at a major summit here in berlin say they'll hold an arms embargo to the country but is that enough to achieve a lasting cease fire on the ground. and they root is wrong by a pilot clashes that's the worst on rest the lebanese capital is seen since anti-government protests began 3 months ago.
hello i'm terry martin thanks for joining us a push toward a full ceasefire in libya world leaders gathered here in berlin over the weekend for a peace conference they agreed to stop interfering in libya and respect to u.n. weapons and bargo but after 9 years of war the rival factions on the ground in libya are still refusing to meet face to face. is a mighty gathered in berlin on a sunday afternoon world powers united in a mission of hope german chancellor angela merkel invited representatives of more than 10 countries to press for a solution to the long running conflict in libya and it was only a few hours before the announcement of a breakthrough no more arms shipments to the war torn country.
we can confirm that we have all agreed to respect the arms embargo and will also money toit more closely enough in the stock a continue to hold this in the gun that defy this. however they haven't yet spelled out consequences for breaking the embargo. instead the conference pledged not to offer military support to the warring parties. russia and turkey in particular have long involved themselves in libya's civil war. the rival leaders themselves refuse to sit down at the bargaining table libyan premier fi is met with his ally turkish president wretch of type. while warlord khalifa haftar join talks with france as a manual mac hall among others much is at stake for the international players here
libya has oil and gas and is a key transit point for refugees the conference insisted that a new political process is necessary to address the country's crisis. and today in but leading member states along with regional and international denies asians if sent a strong signal that we are fully committed to supporting a peaceful resolution of the libyan crisis. the real marker of the conference is success or failure won't come until it's clear if the promises made here are being kept and that could take several weeks. to our political correspondent is covering the talks how substantial is this deal on libya. if you look at it on paper it is surprising you substantial the conference conclusions of the document that was. passed by this conference yesterday comprises
$55.00 points and they go way beyond the initial step of ensuring a cessation of hostilities that is then being turned into a formal cease fire that goes as far as discussing economic order in libya discussing human rights discussing the prevention of terrorism and a political process that leads to a unified government in that country in other words it's a very very comprehensive plan sub very substantial on paper the question really is how far the implementation of this will actually go home much of this will remain ink on paper and hot water of it will be turned into actual action on the ground well german foreign minister signal age that much work remains to be done before peace can be achieved in libya here's what he had to say. we know that the work is actually only just begun. and that there will certainly be a difficult and labor intensive path ahead of us. but it was all the more important to reach an agreement at this conference today. we've experienced
a spirit of cooperation here today which goes well beyond what we have experienced on other occasions in the past for. the ceasefire an armistice will certainly be the 1st issue but. we must now succeed in bringing together the libyan parties in the conflict in order to create with them the conditions for a political solution to the civil war. so that libya can achieve lasting peace. sharon formalised i go by speaking their hands does anyone know what sort of political solution the german foreign minister might have in mind. yes this agreement does talk about political solutions and talks about free and fair elections about establishing a government and so on and of course there is a long year long united nations process in the background where the united nations has made all sorts of resolutions about what is meant to be happening in libya but
hasn't happened so far so the political process is in some sense very clear but the question is whether that would even be able to stop it hasn't started in the years past and what the foreign minister. emphasizing there was bringing together the warring parties and that is something that he has been stressing yesterday and today several times that the 2 factions on the one side general hospital on the other side the internationally recognized government of alsa raj they have now appointed 5 people 5 persons each on each side that are going to meet this week in geneva to start direct talks about how they are going to resolve things between themselves that is the press that has to be watched now the berlin conference also produced an agreement with foreign powers to stop interfering in libya but how realistic is that given that several countries like russia and turkey are already
deeply involved but we have to say that looking at the conference yesterday all of these countries have invested a lot of their political pristiq in pushing this whole process for with the presidents of all of these countries with their they put their commitment onto paper in this agreement so one has to accept that with that kind of political backing this agreement has a chance of actually being implemented and actually turning into something something substantial maybe even into peace in libya hans thank you very much for filling us in d.w. political correspondent hans blunt there. now to some of the other stories making headlines around the world today china has reported a sharp rise in the number of pneumonia cases caused by a new strain of corona virus the outbreak has now reached the capital beijing some 200 people have been infected and 3 have died in china cases have also been detected in thailand japan and south korea. protesters have returned to the streets
of the iraqi capital baghdad as anti-government demonstrations pick up renewed steam dozens were wounded in clashes with security forces over the weekend protesters are demanding sweeping political reforms and it into corruption. and hailstorms have swept across australia's capital canberra helping the city with chunks of ice the size of golf balls or than a 1000 homes are in the region were left without power a hail stones dented cars and smashed windows. in lebanon on clashes between protesters and police over the weekend left hundreds injured largely peaceful anti-government protests broke out 3 months ago in lebanon as participants demand an overhaul of the political system and a solution to the country's economic crisis but in recent days the unrest has intensified. i it's being called the most violent weekend since lebanon's
mass protests began in october. demonstrators threw stones and projectiles at police officers fired water cannon rubber bullets and tear gas in response. sunday's clashes brought the total of protesters injured to some $500.00 this weekend. 2 on the theme of the one that and violence only breeds violence at the end of the day after all these months the protesters just want to prove they exist i don't blame them the 2 there's a horse race late one of the many months on the most important demands an independent entity to sherry an independent government of competent people accountability early elections and returning looted money but he will get out. i angered at corruption and economic mismanagement have long fueled the protests on sunday demonstrators smashed windows at shops linked to
a minister within the outgoing government by. the protest movement helped topple that government in late october and efforts to forge a new one are still stalling. protesters say they fear their key demands are being ignored as top officials try to recreate a new cabinet i did only a correspondent bussell a radio is in beirut covering this story for us and joins us now from their bus so the protesters had already succeeded in bringing down the government why are they so what are they so angry about now. to more than 90 days of continuous mass protest in lebanon the protesters find that old dirty old believe that the current. act is the same old way in other words means that the political parties are asking for the old shirt of the new government ignoring the
main demands of the protesters which is forming a new government based on its exports and. to take the go and be counted out of its financial and economic crisis and he's talking about this crisis in lebanon last in the 70 years that many economists or financial or political crisis but the combination of all these crises at the same time made one of the lowest prices in the evidence since its independence. and this is what made all the protesters and thank the that much. what can you tell us about efforts that are underway to put together a new government. the continuous intensive contacts and communication between major political parties is going on still in progress last yesterday there were there was a meeting between the dignity prime minister. president michel and discussing the
forming of the new government but it seems that it led to nothing today the political parties mainly the dessicated prime minister also had its own intensive contacts mainly with parliament speaker and the beats of the other major parties to bear to move throughout this crisis and. often and go. through a hole in this major war between the major political parties to form a new government which is up to this moment it seems that it's not the sense that it's not obvious that they're going to a new government in the next few hours or days while on the other hand yesterday that was in force and some around the country that the formation of a new government will be achieved yesterday but it seems that doesn't happen. thank you very much for bringing us up to date reidy there in beirut thank you sports
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