UN Libya envoy in push for national unity govt

United Nations envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler (C), arrives in the eastern Libyan city of Shahat on December 31, 2015The UN envoy for Libya arrived Thursday in the east of the restive country in a bid to persuade the internationally recognised administration to join a national unity government, state media reported. Martin Kobler visited Shahat, a town close to the temporary headquarters of Libya’s exiled legislature, and met with senior officials, including parliament head Aguila Saleh, the LANA news agency said. Libya has been in chaos since the 2011 uprising that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with armed factions battling for territory and control of its oil wealth.

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