Libya peace deal possible 'in coming days': UN envoy

UN special envoy for Libya, Bernardino Leon attends a press conference during Libya peace talks on September 4, 2015, at the UN Office in GenevaA deal on a unity government in Libya could be reached “in the coming days”, but difficult work remained before an accord is finalised, the UN envoy to the conflict-torn nation said Friday. The comments from Bernardino Leon came after members of the Tripoli-based parliament, which is not recognised by the international community, voiced optimism that its concerns were being addressed. Libya, torn apart since the ouster of Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, has two rival parliaments, including the Tripoli body, known as the General National Congress (GNC), and the internationally-recognised government based in Tobruk in the far east.

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