UN Libya envoy may be barred from country

November 25, 2014 2:31 PM

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Tripoli: 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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