Migrants seen in the yard of a detention centre in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli, recently. File/Reuters
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.
UN envoy Ghassan Salame has bitterly denounced the conflict in Libya saying it is “committing suicide” and plundering its oil wealth to pay for the war.
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.
The march -- which included concert stages along the route where bands played -- wrapped up without incident.
Oscar Ricardo was trying to steal a $10 book on the life of Casanova from one of the most famous book stores in the world.
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