Fighters loyal to the GNA drive past the spot where a mortar had just hit in the Salah Al-Din area. Agence France-Presse
The UN Security Council will hold urgent closed-door consultations on Wednesday on the crisis in Libya, where fighting has derailed UN-led efforts to prepare for elections.
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 is calling for all migrant detention centers in Libya to be shut down following last week’s airstrike on one centre that killed more than 50 refugees and migrants.
Libya is one of the main departure points for African migrants, fleeing poverty and war, to try to reach Italy by boat, but many are picked up and brought back by the Libyan coast guard, supported by the European Union.
A jury in New Zealand convicted a 27-year old man on Friday of murdering a British woman backpacker, media reported, ending a case that has shocked the Pacific nation.
US Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days, the US military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension
Egypt will launch its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday, a move it says will improve its communications infrastructure and internet services and attract investment.