Libya civil war: Rivals to join major powers in Germany

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Libya's warring rival factions are joining major powers in Germany in a renewed push to secure a ceasefire to halt the civil war.
The talks follow the collapse of an earlier truce amid recriminations.
The conflict pits powerful General Khalifa Haftar against the UN-backed government in the capital, Tripoli.
Sunday's summit also aims to extract a pledge from foreign powers to honour a UN arms embargo and to halt any further interference in the conflict.
On Saturday, forces loyal to Gen Haftar blocked oil exports from major ports – a blow to the main source of income.

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The meeting in the German capital, Berlin, will bring the two sides together, along with their foreign backers, the UN and other global powers, including Russia's President Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Libya civil war: UN envoy Salamé says foreign intervention must end

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Mr Salamé said foreign intervention has created a “vicious cycle” of violence in Libya

The UN's Libya envoy Ghassan Salamé has called on foreign powers to stop interfering in Libya's civil war.
On the eve of peace talks in Berlin, Mr Salamé said foreign support of proxy groups in the conflict had created a “vicious cycle” of violence.
But Mr Salamé told the BBC that he was optimistic about the negotiations.
It comes after nine months of conflict between the powerful General Khalifa Haftar and the UN-backed government in the capital Tripoli.
A truce was announced earlier this month between Gen Haftar and the Government of National Accord (GNA).

But both sides blame each other for reported breaches of the agreement, and attempts to broker a lasting ceasefire broke down last week at a summit in Moscow.
On Saturday, forces loyal to Gen Haftar blocked oil exports from several major Libyan ports. The move is a damaging blow to the country&#..