December 2015

Filipino, Bangladeshi workers quit Benghazi Medical Center over unpaid salaries

December 29, 2015 - 11:40
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Around 20 Filipinos and 100 Bangladeshi technicians have decided to resign from the International Group for Engineering, a local contracting company with Benghazi Medical Center, over unpaid salaries.

A worker told Libya Observer that their salaries have not been paid for 8 months despite the approval of Al-Thanni government in November to pay the dues of the company with a total of LYD 3.5 million.

Suluq Municipality wants IDPs be evacuated from school-shelters

December 29, 2015 - 10:36
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Suluq Municipality has called on the social affairs department in the town to mandatorily evacuate 19 displaced families from one of the town’s schools.

According to a statement posted on its official Facebook page on Sunday, the Municipality urged the social affairs department to find a suitable alternative shelter for those families, most of them from Benghazi, to allow students to continue their study, which has been suspended since the start of the so-called Dignity Operation.

Bureau of Statistics and Census issues 2014 family health survey

December 28, 2015 - 19:03
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Libyan females are suffering from chronic diseases more than males, a survey published by the Bureau of Statistics and Census has shown.

The national family health survey for 2014, published on December 22, showed that 11.8% of females took part in the survey had chronic diseases against 10.4% of males, while men and women above 60 years of age were suffering the most with a rate of 54.1%.

The survey relied on random samples from over 21 thousand Libyan families in 22 cities and towns.

Is the tide finally turning against the rogue Libyan institutions?

December 28, 2015 - 18:57
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The rogue Libyan institutions, which broke away from their Tripoli headquarters in 2014, are starting to resemble a small flotilla of sinking ships. Their credibility as institutions relies on their ability to claim that they are legitimate, and this has become harder and harder for them over the last few months.

DDC launches "Let's Be Heard" project

December 28, 2015 - 11:55
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Dialogue and Debate Club (DDC) in Misrata has launched a national project to raise awareness of the importance of dialogue and debate in the society.

More than 250 young people will take part in the year-long project dubbed "Let's Be Heard", which also aims to train young people about skills of dialogue, a step that would pave the way for opening dialogue clubs across the country.

Italian marine force intercepts Libyan oil tanker

December 27, 2015 - 20:17
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

An Italian marine force Sunday intercepted a Libyan oil tanker in the territorial waters. 

Oil sources said a military helicopter landed a group of Italian marines who searched the oil tanker Anwar Africa near Bouri Offshore Field, and then released it after two hours of inspection.

‘The sources added that aim of interception was to collect information about the ships and boats suspected of smuggling Libyan fuel abroad.

The Libyan Navy did not comment on the incident. 

Cyrenaica elders: Haftar must be part of Skhirat political agreement

December 27, 2015 - 11:06
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Cyrenaica elders and notables said they would back the Skhirat political agreement and UN-imposed government of Fayaz Sirraj if a number of preconditions were met.

In a statement delivered from Al-Bayda on Saturday, the elders said keeping what they called “the military institution” intact, especially the army and the police with their senior leaders, most importantly, Khalifa Haftar, is a must before recognising the government.

Dignity Operation airstrikes target civilian areas in Ajdabia

December 27, 2015 - 09:48
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Al-Megaryif Hospital in Ajdabia has received about 17 injured civilians, some of whom with serious injuries, medical sources from the hospital declared.

The sources reaffirmed that the injuries, some of them of Sudanese nationalities, were caused by an airstrike on southern Ajdabia by Khalifa Haftar’s forces, pointing that the airstrike also damaged many buildings and workshops near the Meteorological Station in the city.

Pro-GNC armed brigades: Sirraj government would lead to more instability

December 25, 2015 - 17:56
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

GNC President Nuri Abu Sahmain reiterated on Thursday his rejection to the UN-imposed government of Fayaz Sirraj, saying the Libyan-Libyan dialogue is the perfect choice to solve the political crisis here.

Addressing crowds at Martyr Square during the celebration of Independence Day, he said the role of UNSMIL is give support but not instructions.

"We informed the international community that we never mind to hold the Libyan-Libyan dialogue under the umbrella of UN, but without dictations." He said.