The last time Libya''s rival factions agreed to sit around the table in Paris... Emmanuel Macron hailed their "historic courage" after they promised a ceasfire and to hold elections early this year.But after that deal fell apart it''s now it''s back to square one... The oil rich nation has been splintered the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.AND since 2014 Libya has been divided between two main political and military factions...The UN-backed prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, based in Tripoli. And the military strongman, Khalifa Haftar, whose forces control large parts of the east of the country.The leaders of the rival parliamentary assemblies are also set to attend this round of Paris talks.French officials say they will urge the parties to agree to general principals for ending the crisis, find an agreement on unifying the financial and security institutions and do everything to ensure elections by the end of this year.The Tripoli based state council is arriving at the talks with a series of demands... including an immediate ceasfire in the eastern city of Derna... where Khalifa Haftar''s Libyan National Army stepped up its campaign last month.Elsewhere a group of 13 military councils and brigades in western Libya have declared their opposition to the talks and any foreign intervention.Critics have also questioned the need for the Paris negotiations given an existing UN brokered "action plan" launched last year... that also aimed to pave the way for elections.

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The last time Libya''s rival factions agreed to sit around the table in Paris... Emmanuel Macron hailed their "historic courage" after they promised a ceasfire and to hold elections early this year.