Moammar Gadhafi

Libyan government recalls its team from talks in Morocco

A statement from the parliament based in eastern Libya says Tuesday's development came after their rivals from an Islamist-backed government, based in Tripoli, insisted on re-opening and adjusting the "near-final" text of the agreement without consulting the eastern Libyan team.

U.N. officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

UN Libya envoy says rival governments reach 'consensus'

Bernardino Leon told reporters in Skhirat, Morocco early Sunday that the two sides were able to "overcome their differences" on major outstanding issues.

Since the 2011 overthrow and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya has slid into chaos. The country is divided between an Islamist-backed government in Tripoli and the internationally recognized government in Tobruk.

Libya wants allied airstrikes against Islamic State

Abdullah al-Thinni, who heads an internationally-recognized government at war with both Islamic extremists and rival Islamist-backed authorities that control the capital, said his forces need weapons and other support to take on the IS group, and have been let down by the international community.

"We're fully relying on Arab nations and not on the international community, as we were let down after repeated unanswered appeals," al-Thinni told The Associated Press in an interview late Wednesday.