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Libya’s rival leaders meet at Paris conference to agree on political roadmap

Libya’s rival leaders are meeting in Paris to agree on a political roadmap, including elections, in an effort to bring order to the country’s chaos, AP reports. Representatives of 20 countries, including Libya’s neighbors, regional and European powers, the US and international organizations were expected on Tuesday at the Elysee Palace. The UN-backed conference aims to secure parliamentary and presidential elections in the North African country, if possible by the end of 2018. The French president’s office said Libyan leaders have agreed in principle to a non-binding accord. Libya is split between rival governments in the east and west, each backed by an array of militias.