Fighters loyal to the internationally recognised GNA run for cover during clashes in Tripoli’s suburb of Ain Zara. Agence France-Presse
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over a thousand buildings in southeastern Turkey collapsed due to tremors leaving dozens injured.
"The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and health department are establishing a 100-bed tent hospital at Taftan to provide medical treatment to the suspected passengers,” Balochistan's Chief Minister Jam Kamal Alyani said.
The Minister of State for Media Affairs Amjad Adayleh said the decision was part of "preemptive measures... following the rise in cases of coronavirus in South Korea, Iran" and China.