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Libya’s warring parties have inked a permanent ceasefire, but obstacles remain on the road to permanent peace

As progress is made in preliminary talks on resolving the Libyan crisis, now comes the test of resolve for all actors concerned, local and otherwise

The Berlin Process aims to channel local actors towards an effective and lasting political solution to the Libyan crisis. Whether it can, amid competing international interests, remains to be seen

Despite the reported success of recent talks in Bouznika and Montreux, obstacles in the way of a political settlement in Libya remain numerous and thorny

Preliminary talks in Bouznika and Montreux reportedly succeeded in removing many obstacles to a comprehensive settlement to the Libyan civil war. But can Libya’s headline players take the next step?

Parallel meetings in Bouznika, Morocco and Geneva suggest progress can be made in breaching the Libyan divide, but the devil will remain in the details

Amid popular protests in the capital and elsewhere, divisions have emerged in Libya’s internationally recognised government, though Fayez Al-Sarraj is moving to take control

With US diplomatic efforts on a Libya ceasefire intensifying, the questions loom of who would sign and would it hold

Cairo hosted the speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives and the US ambassador in Libya this week amid intensive efforts to reach a peaceful solution to the Libyan crisis

The breakdown in negotiations around resuming Libyan oil production bodes ominously for forestalling further military escalation in the Libyan Civil War

Prospects of a political breakthrough in Libya appear as murky as ever

Control over Libyan oil production, shut down 162 days ago, is a key question amid efforts to ground a comprehensive political, economic and security solution to the Libyan conflict

After Egypt set red lines on Turkish intervention in Libya, the US is attempting to mediate between Libyan adversaries, to restart negotiations and avoid a wider war

While Turkey continues in its attempt to establish military bases in Libya, the question of Russian involvement also looms, complicating prospects of a political settlement to the civil war

Embraced by the East, the declaration issued Saturday in Cairo on a political solution to the Libyan crisis has so far received no official response in Tripoli, writes Kamel Abdallah

While Haftar is on the defensive near Tripoli, heralding a possible shift in ultimate outcomes, fractious relations seem to characterise all political forces in Libya

The meddling of outside powers continues to set Libya on the path of military escalation and polarisation, frustrating UN efforts at peace-making, writes Kamel Abdallah

The self-declared mandate announced by Khalifa Haftar in a televised address last week may indicate growing tensions among his allies amid his failure to gain decisive advantage on the ground

The militia forces of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord are pushing back the Libyan National Army, changing the chess board in Libya

Warring parties in Libya are no closer to rapprochement or unilateral victory than they ever were, writes Kamel Abdallah

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