UNITED NATIONS

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday lauded a “major step” forward in ending Libya’s civil war but urged the warring forces to turn the current truce into a permanent cease-fire.

Addressing reporters in New York, Guterres said a summit this past weekend in the German capital Berlin had paved the way for a political deal to end the oil-rich North African nation’s damaging conflict.

“We have a truce. The truce is having some violations, but not widespread violations. They are localized until now. We need to move to a cease-fire, and from the cease-fire, we need to move

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