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The Takeaway: Can Libya pull off elections in 2023?

Plus, the US condemns an Israeli minister's call to "wipe out" a Palestinian town, and concerns grow over Iran's nuclear activity.

WASHINGTON — As the world's attention remains fixed on the war in Ukraine, the United Nations is pushing for new elections in Libya, another country on Europe’s doorstep where Russia is seeking greater influence. 

More than a decade after the uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the North African country remains mired in political chaos with two rival camps, each backed by foreign powers, vying for control. 

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