*On the heels of the United Nation’s no-fly zone vote yesterday, Libya has declared a ceasefire in the country to “protect civilians,” Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa said on Friday.

“We decided on an immediate ceasefire and on an immediate stop to all military operations,” he told reporters.

“(Libya) takes great interest in protecting civilians,” he said, adding that the country would also protect all foreigners and foreign assets in Libya.