As NATO planes resumed their strikes over Tripoli in one of the heaviest weeks of bombardments so far, there is movement on the diplomatic front against the Gaddafi regime.
The stalemate surrounding flashpoint towns such as Misrata, where attack and counter attack produce more deaths but little progress, is proving frustrating for the international community.
Even Senagal’s president, a one-time loyal supporter of the Libyan leader, is going to Benghazi to meet the rebellion’s leaders.
And, as thousands of pro-Gaddafi troops once again advance on the city of Misrata, there is news that the Libyan Contact Group is to meet in Abu Dhabi.
A total of 20 foreign ministers and other organisations including the Arab League will discuss the Libyan crisis including measures against those who support the Gaddafi regime.