U.N. to hold Libya conference as planned despite surge in fighting: envoy

The U.N. Envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya April 6, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The United Nations is determined to hold Libya’s national conference on possible elections on time despite eastern forces’ advance on the capital Tripoli in an escalation of the conflict, a senior U.N. envoy said on Saturday. G7 foreign ministers warned eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to halt his thrust on Tripoli, […]

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