U.N. says Libya rivals agree 'in principle' to peace talks: envoys

December 23, 2014 7:14 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations informed the Security Council on Tuesday that rival factions in Libya have agreed "in principle" to holding a new round of peace talks aimed at ending the escalating political crisis early in the new year, council diplomats said.

The world body had planned to hold a second round of talks last week to end a confrontation between two rival governments and parliaments, but it said a military escalation was undermining its efforts.

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