Libya's rival ruler could ban U.N. envoy, complicating peace talks

November 25, 2014 10:42 AM

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Libya's rival ruler could ban U.N. envoy, complicating peace talks

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's rival government may forbid a UN official from entering the territory it controls, a move that could make it harder to negotiate an end to a violent struggle for power that threatens to tear the country apart.

The North African oil producer has had two governments since August when a group called Operation Libya Dawn, whose opponents say is supported by Islamists, seized Tripoli forcing the elected anti-Islamist administration of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni to move 1,000 km east.

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