UN envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame speaks during a news conference in Tripoli. File /Reuters
Fierce fighting for control of Libya’s capital that has already displaced tens of thousands of people threatens to bring a further worsening of humanitarian conditions, a senior UN official has warned.
Eastern Libyan forces will pursue their advance on the capital Tripoli, the head of the eastern parliament in the divided country said on Saturday, despite international calls for a halt in an offensive that risks causing many civilian casualties.
Libya has asked the UN Security Council to dispatch a fact-finding mission to investigate attacks on civilians in Tripoli, according to a letter released on Thursday.
Recent clashes between rival Libyan militias for control of the capital Tripoli have displaced more than 18,000 people, the UN said, and prompted the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to warn on Tuesday that she could investigate and possibly prosecute new offences.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Thursday said that it had conducted additional 38,000 COVID-19 tests which helped it tot trace 563 new cases.
Dubai Municipality said JBR beach, Al Mamzar, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim beaches will open to public from Friday May 29.
Wastewater is not in any way wasted and in fact has given birth to a network of man-made lakes which have become a sanctuary for even migratory birds in Sharjah.