New round of Libya talks kicks off in Morocco

Representatives of rival Libyan camps on Friday began talks in Morocco, an AFP reporter said, as part of ongoing efforts to bring an end to nearly a decade of conflict. Oil-rich Libya has been riven by civil war since the NATO-backed uprising that ousted long-time dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011. The UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) is based in the capital, while a House of Representatives, which does not recognise the Tripoli administration, is based in the east. A fragile ceasefire between the two sides, agreed in Geneva last October, has largely held, despite threats by eas…

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