The UN’s Libya mediator says that major differences between the negotiating parties have been overcome and that may pave the way for an agreement on the formation of a unity government by the 20 September deadline. But there are still signs that the latest, and supposedly last, deal may collapse.

In a rare moment of hope for the long-running negotiations over a unity government, UN Special Representative in Libya, Bernardino Leon, declared on 13 September that the two main parties to the talks had “overcome their differences” on the major outstanding issues. (CONTINUED - 819 WORDS)