As renegade warlord Khalifa Haftar fights to expand his rule over Libya, his anger at Turkey’s support for the internationally recognised Libyan government grows.
Libya's unity government was created at UN-backed talks in 2015, but it has struggled to assert control, while a number of international initiatives since have failed to unite the country.
After Syria, Russia focuses its attention on Libya by supporting mercenaries and sending weapons to Khalifa Haftar, who is controlling the east of the country.
Instability over control of disputed oil fields continues between the UN-backed Tripoli-based GNA and Tobruk-based LNA, led by General Khalifa Haftar, as the country’s largest oil field becomes the latest flashpoint.
A two-day conference will be hosted in Palermo to bring Libya's rival governments to the table, but some prominent Libyans have more confidence in the UN-backed talks scheduled forJanuary 2019.
Seven years after the start of the Libyan revolution, the UN plans to hold elections in 2018. But they are unlikely to bring a permanent end to the conflict and the political, social, military and economic divisions in the country.
The politically unstable country's deteriorating economy is threatening water and sanitation plants which are now unable to produce clean drinking water.
Saif al Islam Gaddafi was captured by a Libyan militia late in 2011, the year when a popular uprising toppled his father, Muammar Gaddafi, after more than 40 years in power.
DAESH has extended its presence along some 250 km of Libya's Mediterranean coast on both sides of the coastal city of Sirte, and in January attacked the oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf.
The fall of Sirte, a main DAESH stronghold in Libya, would be a major defeat for the terror group as it has also lost ground in Syria and Iraq.
Britain's foreign secretary says his country will not deploy combat troops to Libya
Libya's UN-backed unity government will begin taking control of three ministries in attempt to assert itself ahead of vote
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