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Seemingly delayed by complexities in preparations, the planned Berlin conference on Libya may result in nothing if one half of a divided Libya is excluded, writes Kamel Abdallah

UN efforts to pull Libyan warring parties back to negotiations appear to be gaining traction. But will the upcoming Berlin conference succeed where so many others failed

Diplomatic pressure is increasing to nudge Libya’s warring parties back to comprehensive negotiations, writes Kamel Abdallah

With little agreement on a solution among local and international powers, the Libyan conflict looks set to continue to widen

The death of former Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi last week marks the end of a generation of politicians that came of age with the country’s independence from France, writes Kamel Abdallah

The military situation in Libya remains deadlocked, with no political breakthrough in sight, despite an uptick in regional and international mediation efforts

The recapture of Gharyan from LNA forces has broken the stalemate in Libya and could open a path towards fresh political negotiations

Egypt continues its efforts to resolve the crisis in Libya

Deeming phase one of his Tripoli operation complete, Khalifa Haftar presses on while the Government of National Accord calls for support


International alignments continue to emerge around the question of Tripoli and where support lies: with the recognised government, or the commander of the Libyan National Army

Khalifa Haftar’s march on Tripoli could cost the country its unity, as the death toll rises amid ongoing infighting

The move of Commander Khalifa Haftar towards the Libyan capital has boomeranged into increased support for the Tripoli-based government

Though Algeria’s Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika called for national dialogue, he found himself no longer president and his position is announced vacant

A flurry of meetings is underway to reassure Libya’s political players despite protracted strife that a new settlement is possible. Whether these efforts will succeed is another matter

Algerian President Abdul-Aziz Bouteflika withdrew his candidacy for a fifth term in office this week, postponing the country’s presidential elections and promising a comprehensive process of reform

A meeting between Khalifa Haftar and Fayez Al-Sarraj in the UAE has sparked suspicion in Libya, with secrecy as yet surrounding its outcome

Algerian President Abdul-Aziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term in office is causing turmoil across the country

Algeria was rocked by protests last weekend as demonstrators demanded that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika retract his decision to stand for a fifth term

A breakthrough in peace-making remains elusive in Libya, but tentatively the landscape may be clearing

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