December 2015

Tobruk government drops public go-ahead for Russia and China to intervene militarily in Libya

December 04, 2015 - 15:26
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Prime Minister of Tobruk government, Abdullah Al-Thani has boldly enlisted Russian and Chinese military intervention in Libya to fight the extension of IS group, as he stated.

In an interview with Sputnik news agency on Tuesday, Al-Thani said his government wish Russia had taken a military action against IS in Libya as it did in Syria, pointing that if Russia and China want to intervene militarily and create balance on the ground, then his government will coordinate with them and give them full support.

Three children abducted in Surman town

December 03, 2015 - 21:01
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Three children were kidnapped in the western town of Surman on Wednesday. Gunmen kidnapped the two brothers and their sister in broad daylight in the middle of their way to school.

The gunmen stopped their car driver in the city center and shot him in the leg before taking the three children away.

It's not known if the abduction was for ransom as no contact has been made with their father Riyad Al-Shirshari, a well-known businessman and brother of former GNC member Adel Al-Shirshari.

Sabratha Council displeased over Tunisian and foreign media terror claims

December 03, 2015 - 20:27
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Municipal Council of Sabratha has denied the existence of any camps for terrorist groups inside their city.

In a statement on Thursday, the council confirmed that claims of some Tunisian media and foreign press, regarding the existence of training camps for terrorists inside the city, are false and baseless.

The council asked all mass media to rely on official sources from within Sabratha when reporting news, saying it would not be responsible for any news or statements issued by other sources.

Tripoli Public Works

December 03, 2015 - 14:35
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Away from the current political crisis in the country, there are hidden works going on. With lack of state budget, infrastructure works in several Tripoli neighborhoods are in high gear. The municipalities are doing their utmost to offer better services to their citizens with many alternatives have been found to cover the scarcity of state support.

Libyan football league to be resumed early next year

December 03, 2015 - 13:40
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Libyan Premier League would be resumed early next year, the country's Football Federation LFF announced Tuesday.

During a meeting at the federation headquarters in Tripoli, the LFF agreed to resume the league at the end of January 2016. It said the mechanism would be announced soon.

The participating teams would be split into two groups, one for the western region and the second for the eastern one, with no relegation. The top two teams in both groups would compete for the title of the league.

New mini-government ready to hand over power, GNC says

December 03, 2015 - 09:49
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The new mini-government is ready to hand over power to any unity government agreed upon by Libyans, the Office of GNC President Nuri Abu Sahmainn confirmed on Wednesday.

The office said in a statement that the new 12-minister cabinet was formed to deal with the ongoing crisis in the country in the light of oil fields closure.

It added that the GNC is keen on reaching a government of national accord that can meet the Libyans' aspirations and deal with threats of terrorism and illegal immigration.

GNC approves reshuffled government

December 02, 2015 - 09:22
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The General National Congress voted on Tuesday in favor of a new mini-government proposed by Prime Minister of Salvation Government Khalifa Al-Ghawiel.

Al-Ghawiel reshuffled his cabinet to include only 12 ministers and one deputy minister for each ministry, that aims to better address the ongoing crises in the country.

The new government includes:

Khalifa Al-Ghawiel, Prime Minister

Abdul-Monem Addali, Deputy Prime Minister

Tunisian FM promises to track missing journalists' case in Libya

December 02, 2015 - 08:33
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Tunisia will hand over the two kidnapped Tunisian journalists’ case in the international judiciary agencies, Tunisian Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche has disclosed.

Baccouche said, in his speech in the Tunisian parliament Sunday, that the Tunisian authorities has specified the place and date of the abduction, yet this information is only part of the truth in this case.

French court allows Libyan luxury plane to fly back home

December 01, 2015 - 13:34
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A state-owned luxury jet, used by former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, is free to fly back to Libya, a French court ruled on Monday.

The Airbus A340 plane has been in the southern French city of Perpignan since 2012 for maintenance.

In the High Court of Perpignan, Kuwait's Kharafi group claimed rights to the plane, arguing that the Gaddafi-era government had broken a multi-million contract awarded to the group in 2006 to build a luxury resort in Tripoli.

Judge survives assassination attempt in Al-Bayda

December 01, 2015 - 10:29
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The head of Judicial Research Center in the eastern city of Al-Bayda was lucky to escape an assassination attempt on Tuesday.

Unknown attackers planted an explosive device under judge Omer Al-Harari's car in Al-Zaytona neighbourhood, and it went off before he got into it.

The identity of the attackers is still unknown.