• Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity govt


    BENGHAZI, Libya: Libya’s internationally recognized parliament voted on Monday to reject a UN-backed unity government, in a major blow to international efforts to end the country’s unrest. The United Nations and Western diplomats have urged Libyans to back the unity government formed last week as a step towards ending the political chaos that has gripped the country since the 2011 ouster of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Libya currently has two rival administrations and parliaments, with the internationally recognized authorities based in the east and a militia-backed authority holding power in Tripoli.



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