Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson pursues efforts to curb Iran's influence in talks with Gulf allies, but hopes of a breakthrough in attempts to reconcile Saudi Arabia and Qatar are low.
"I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised, as a result I have decided to rescind the appointment," WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
A month ago UN's Libya envoy Ghassan Salame announced a one-year action plan for a transition toward presidential and parliamentary elections. Since then the UN has hosted in Tunis delegations from rival parliaments from eastern Libya and Tripoli.
The incident took place in a village which is a few dozen kilometres from where militants killed four US soldiers in an ambush on October 4.
Daesh had taken control of al Qaraytan town from the regime forces earlier this month.
The figure from the interior ministry is lower than a toll given earlier by security and medical sources who had said more than 50 Egyptian security personnel had been killed in the clashes which began on Friday night.
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