Forces loyal to GNA gesture after taking control of the area of Al Aziziyah, located some 40 km south of Tripoli. Agence France-Presse
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who has launched a military offensive against the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, held surprise talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome on Thursday ahead of a visit to Paris next week, officials said.
Air raids by the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) against the capital on Saturday night killed four people and wounded 20 others, Libya’s internationally recognised unity government said.
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.
During the meeting, Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the prime ministers of Jordan and Egypt and asked them to convey his greetings to King Abdullah II and President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, wishing further progress and prosperity for Jordan and Egypt.
The sun was perpendicular to the Kaaba at 12:18pm on Saturday for the first time this year, SPA reported. This made the shadow of Holy Kaaba disappear from all the four sides, surprising many pilgrims present during that time.
During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah conveyed to Erdogan the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and his wishes for the Turkish Republic's growth and prosperity.
In his message on 'Youm-e-Takbir,’ he said, "Today in 1998, then prime minister Nawaz Sharif rejected pressures and inducements in a bold show of leadership and made Pakistan nuclear power of the world. Now we are resolved to turn it into an economic power."