U.N. resumes Libyan consultations without recognized parliament

March 13, 2015 12:36 PM

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SKHIRAT, Morocco (Reuters) - The United Nations opened a new round of consultations with Libyan politicians on Friday on ending the country's crisis, but the internationally recognized Libyan parliament was absent after seeking a delay.

Western leaders support the U.N. talks as the only way to end the turmoil in Libya, where two rival governments and armed factions are battling for control and Islamist militants have gained ground in the chaos.

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