Prince Mohammed’s presence at the inauguration of the Egyptian naval base underlined the UAE’s influence in Egypt because it backed Al-Sisi’s 2013 military coup that toppled the country’s first and only democratic elected president.
So how likely are the resolutions made in Berlin to have real success? The international lust for Libyan gas and oil will remain. However, it’s above all in the interest of the Europeans that diplomacy prevails in Libya.
The experts are certain that an intra-Libyan conference is required to resolve the crisis.
It’s fair to say that Moscow feels peeved by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to invite Mike Pompeo to Sunday’s conference on Libya in Berlin.
Eastern-based forces battled troops loyal to the Tripoli government in the outskirts of Libya’s capital on Wednesday as thousands of residents fled the fighting.
A warplane attacked Tripoli’s only functioning airport as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital.
Fighting has resumed in Libya. The eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops to advance on the capital city of Tripoli controlled by the UN-recognized Government of National Accord.
Graffiti covers the walls of a Greek amphitheater in Cyrene, an ancient ruined city in eastern Libya now struggling with neglect, vandals and illegal confiscation of land by locals.
Rival parties reach a ceasefire agreement after tribal mediation.
Over 16,000 illegal migrants are deported from Libya to their countries, says IOM.
Libya’s UN-backed PM Fayez Serraj and his Italian counterpart met in Tripoli.
Libyan Health Ministry says nearly 5,000 HIV infections are reported since Jan 2018.
Libyan Interior Minister Bashagha meets with German Ambassador to Libya Owcza.
Egypt and Sudan agree to set up joint military patrols on their border.
The IS claims responsibility for the attack on the desert oasis town of al-Foqha.
Graffiti covers the ruins of Cyrene, a city founded by Greeks over 2,600 years ago.
Morocco will deport 141 migrants who were arrested trying to storm Melilla border.
Libyan security forces have found a mass grave near the city of Sirte containing 110 bodies.
Algeria conducts the military exercise coded “Storm 2018” near the Libyan border.
UN Support Mission in Libya condemned the renewed clashes in Libyan capital Tripoli.
Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in Libya’s capital on Sunday.
The Philippines is willing to provide Libyan hospitals with medical teams.
Libyan UN-backed government declares alert to face possible cholera infections.
Italy denies safe harbour to 141 people rescued off the coast of Libya.
Philippines might send a frigate to “save” Filipinos kidnapped last month in Libya.
The Tunisian parliament has approved a law to combat illicit enrichment.
Italy calls for migrant centres to be set up in Africa to stop a tide of asylum-seekers.
Four members of east Libyan security forces were killed in the city of Derna on Wednesday by a suicide bomber.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wanted to support Italy in its efforts to reduce the number of migrants.
Libya has been politically unstable since 2011 when a successful uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s longstanding regime left a power vacuum.