Rival Libya factions agree on steps to end deadlock

Libya’s warring factions said Sunday they had reached an agreement on how to move forward on ending the country’s political deadlock but it faces significant hurdles including approval by rival parliaments. Delegates from the internationally recognised House of Representatives and the Tripoli-based General National Congress had been holding secret talks, without the United Nations, in the suburbs of Tunis since Friday. Officials said they reached a deal late on Saturday on a joint “declaration of principles” aimed at resolving a crisis that has endured since the 2011 overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

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