Speaker Aguila Saleh Issa (centre) chairs the first session of the assembly in Benghazi on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
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 United Nations envoy for Libya on Monday warned countries tempted to continue backing eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar that he was no democrat and his political agenda was not supported by most Libyans.
While the Middle East is currently experiencing daunting challenges, the upcoming UAE-China Summit will carry weight and global and political value.
Promoting our national heritage and preserving and documenting our history and traditions for future generations is of utmost importance to preserving our national identity, said Sheikha Maryam Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during the inaugural Cultural Councils Initiative meeting.
Sharjah’s global efforts to encourage literary movements and the richness of Emirati and Arab cultures will be under the spotlight at Latin America’s largest book fair next year.