While the leader of the UN-backed government, Fayez al Sarraj, has failed to rally support from the EU states, Europe’s divided stance on Khalifa Haftar's military operation hinders any attempt to stop the ongoing war in Libya.
A meeting between the monarchs of Morocco and Saudi Arabia in Riyadh should have cooled tempers between the two governments for the moment but it will be the Libya crisis which could re-ignite them.
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.
Haftar's forces have given a strong indication that they might march on Tripoli. The international community must take diplomatic action to prevent armed conflict.
Total falls short of what the UN says is needed. It says $3.3 billion is required to help meet Syria's own aid needs this year, plus a further $5.5 billion to support neighbouring countries where most Syrians are seeking refuge.
Last week 20-year-old Adil Ahmed Dar rammed an SUV full of explosives into a convoy of Indian paramilitary forces in India-held Kashmir. His family paints a picture of a family man who was changed by Kashmir’s unending conflict.
While the global allure of Daesh has diminished, it is still a threat to Iraqis and Syrians.
President Michel Aoun told the opening session of the Arab Summit that Lebanon is overwhelmed by the presence of Syrian and Palestinian refugees, who make about half the population of the tiny country, which is struggling with an economic crisis.
Fierce clashes continue in flashpoint city, despite both Saudi Arabia-backed government and Houthi rebels expressing support for UN envoy Martin Griffiths' effort to gather at the negotiating table by year's end.
Turkey, Russia, France and Germany will meet in Istanbul to find a political solution to the Syrian war. Yet this has been preceded by many failures.
A summit between the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran may determine whether diplomacy halts any military action in Syria's last rebel and opposition-held province. Presidents Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani are now in Tehran ahead of the talks.
As the Saudi-led coalition prepares to attack the port of Hudaida, Saudi-backed forces on the ground say they cannot guarantee what would happen to the trapped civilians.
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