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Rival Libya Premiers May Meet to Stop Slide to Violence, UN Says

  • ‘Positive feedback’ from opposing leaders on need for talks
  • Concern growing that Libya might be thrust back into conflict
Abdul Hamid Dbeibah

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah

Photographer: Yoan Valat/AFP/Getty Images

Libya’s rival prime ministers may hold direct talks to resolve a political crisis in the OPEC member, a United Nations envoy said, as militias massing around the capital raise fears of a new wave of violence.

There’s been “positive feedback from the two,” Stephanie Williams, the UN secretary-general’s special adviser for Libya, said when asked if parliament-picked premier Fathi Bashagha and incumbent Abdul Hamid Dbeibah had agreed to sit down for talks.