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Libya's Pro-Western Parliament Extends Mandate

Libya's internationally recognized parliament on Monday extended its mandate past its October 20 expiration, a move that may complicate U.N. peace efforts. A parliamentary spokesman calls Monday's vote "a precautionary measure in case the political talks fail to avoid leaving a political vacuum." U.N. officials striving to negotiate a unity government in Libya set October 20, the day parliament was supposed to disband, as a deadline for a deal. It is unclear what...

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