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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

France is stepping up efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis, perhaps to take advantage of gaps that have opened up between the main warring players and some of their backers, writes Kamel Abdallah

Citing stress and its health risks, the chief UN envoy to Libya has resigned while progress on a political and security resolution to the Libyan civil war grinds to a halt

Western powers remain conflicted and contradictory on Libya, stalling whatever progress was made in January in Berlin

The first meeting of a commission including representatives of the Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army took place this week, paving the way to the convening of the Libyan Political Forum

While the Libya Berlin Summit saw a limited consensus emerge, developments on the ground have put in question whether even this basis has any prospects of being realised

Some progress towards resolving Libya’s protracted domestic conflict was made in the Berlin Conference. But comprehensive peace remains a distant prospect

A joint Russian-Turkish initiative on Libya appears to have ground to a standstill, leaving the way to the Berlin Conference unclear

Turkey and Russia reinforce their positions on the ground in Libya as international concern about foreign intervention in the civil war mounts, writes Kamel Abdallah

After a year marked by multiple successfully managed elections, there are good reasons to believe the Tunisian people can surmount the challenges ahead, writes Kamel Abdallah

Amid increased foreign meddling, this year saw growing complications, rather than forward movement, in efforts to resolve Libya’s nine-year-old civil war

As preparations continue on UN plans to relaunch negotiations on the crisis in Libya, commander of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar has reiterated his determination to capture Tripoli

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