UNITED NATIONS:The United Nations Security Council has urged rival leaders in Libya to engage in talks and put an end to the political crisis.
Council members condemned the continuing violence in Libya and said there can be no military solution in the North African nation.
They urged rival leaders to agree on elections, expected this year, and a political transition.
The council statement followed a briefing by UN envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame who stressed that the political process must progress, as the status quo is untenable. APP/AFP