August 2015

Car bomb explodes in Tripoli

August 31, 2015 - 18:37
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A car bomb exploded in Al-Dahra district of Tripoli on Monday evening. Security sources said one person was injured and three cars parked nearby were damaged in the explosion.

The explosion took place in a busy area near the Audit Bureau and Millitah Oil and Gas Company, a joint venture between Italy'sEni and Libya's National Oil Corporation.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

El-Sbiaa attack leaves 5 dead and 1 injured

August 31, 2015 - 12:55
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A number of militants loyal to the so-called Tribes Army were killed and others are still missing in an attack on a checkpoint in western Libya on Saturday.

The attack took place at mid-night in El-Sbiaa town, south of Tripoli. The victims are from Al-Raqaiat tribe.

Sources said unknown attackers launched a surprise attack on the checkpoint, opening heavy fire at the guards, leaving five militants dead and one injured. Five others are still missing.

CBL: Revenues improved, deficit dropped

August 31, 2015 - 12:22
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A deficit of LYD 4.5 billion has been recorded in the past seven months of the current fiscal year 2015, according to a report released by the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) on Sunday.

The report, calculating revenues and expenditure from January to July 2015, showed a deficit drop by 69% compared with the same period of last year where the deficit reached LY 11.6 billion.

Minstry of Justice denounces silence toward UAE arbitrary detention of Libyans

August 31, 2015 - 11:57
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Written By: Abed

The Ministry of Justice in the Salvation Government has denounced the arbitrary arrest and torture of the Libyan detainees in the UAE, urging its authorities to set them free immediately .

In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry held the UAE accountable for the deterioration of the health conditions of the detainees, who have been imprisoned for over a year now without any charges.

NOC and CBL in London to stress commitment and autonomy

August 31, 2015 - 10:23
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Written By: Abed

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) held a series of meetings, on August 27-29 in London, aiming at stepping up the cooperation in oil industry and assuring a firm commitment by the NOC to fulfil its contractual obligations.

The meetings were attended by the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Al-Siddeeq Al-Kabeer and the Global Refining Group, in addition to a number of global oil companies such as British Petroleum.

War-affected families protest in Tripoli

August 31, 2015 - 10:08
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A number of war-affected citizens protested Sunday in front of the GNC headquarters in Tripoli, demanding to have their due financial compensations.

The protestors, who came from Misrata, Al-Zawiya, Al-Khoms, Zlitin and Sobratha, called on the GNC and Salvation Government to urge the Central Bank of Libya to disburse their financial compensation stating that those families suffered difficult circumstances.

Libyan Amazigh elect Supreme Council members

August 30, 2015 - 15:20
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Written By: Abed

The Libyan Amazigh have started to cast their ballots to elect members for the Amazigh Supreme Council in some of the Libyan cities.

Officials from the election supervising committee indicated that there would be two candidates for each municipality; a man and a woman, except for the municipalities of Jrijein and Tamzin, where people will elect only one candidate ( a man or a woman), all according to the principles of the Libyan Amazigh Supreme Council.

Surface-to-air missile successfully test-fired

August 30, 2015 - 11:47
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Joint Security Operation Room of Misrata, Saturday, successfully test-fired two surface-to-air missiles.

The missiles were fired from a tank-mounted rocket launcher developed by the Technical Support Team of Misrata Air Force.

The missile, which has a range of 20 km if launched vertically and 60 km if horizontally, is said to be one of the most powerful anti-aircraft weapons as it can drop any enemy aircraft down to the ground within a diameter of 1000 cubic meters.

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