Mohammad al-Amari (3-L), state minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), attends a handover signing gathering at the Libyan Foreign Ministry in Tripoli on April 25, 2016. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libya's new "unity" government Monday took control of the Foreign Affairs Ministry headquarters in Tripoli as it seeks to assert its authority over the violence-plagued country.Mohammad al-Amari, a minister of state in the Government of National Accord, signed the documents passing control of the complex in the north of the capital to the new government, an AFP journalist said.The international community sees the GNA as the best hope for oil-rich Libya, which has been roiled by turmoil since the 2011 ouster and killing of longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi.Libya's warring rivals have come under intense international pressure to rally behind the unity government at a time when the country is grappling with a growing militant threat.
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