Breakthrough in Peace Talks for Libya
Is the deadlock nearly over? Years of division in Libya between warring political factions have created a military standoff that’s left the country devastated by fighting, ideological division and poverty. But negotiators in Rome say they’re close to brokering a deal between Ageela Saleh and Abdulrahman Sewehli, leaders of Libya’s house of representatives and state council. The two sides will have to work together to change existing political agreements and create a functional new government — something those with knowledge of the negotiations say could come much closer this week.