Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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The European Union's top diplomat on Monday warned that more intense fighting could be about to break out around the Libyan capital Tripoli, calling for a political solution to the crisis.
Total of 1 048, including civilians, dead and 5 558 wounded in three months of clashes for the capital, UN agency says.
Libyan authorities have demanded an explanation from Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson over his remark on the need to 'clear dead bodies' away in the strife-torn North African country.
UN-recognised government blames renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's forces for attacking residential areas.
Libyan authorities have closed the capital Tripoli's only functioning airport, diverting traffic to another one at the nearby militia-controlled city of Misrata.
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