January 2016

Sirraj’s visit to Haftar triggers off enraged reactions

January 31, 2016 - 21:00
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

In the wake of the visit by the Prime Minister of the Presidential Council (PC) of the UN-imposed government, Fayez Al-Sirraj, to Khalifa Haftar in Al-Marj city Saturday, many heated reactions surfaced in a row on the media.

Member of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Al-Emmari suspended his membership in the council in protest against Sirraj’s visit to Haftar, the leader of military forces of Tobruk parliament and Dignity Operation, in Al-Marj city.

Fayaz Sirraj meets Khalifa Haftar in Al-Marj, Swaihli demands his resignation

January 31, 2016 - 09:19
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Fayaz Sirraj, the Prime Minister of UN-imposed government, held a closed-door meeting Saturday with renegade General Khalifa Haftar, the leader of Dignity Operation. Results of the meeting were not announced.

Sirraj's meeting with Haftar has angered GNC's pro-Skhirat agreement member Abdul-Rahman Al-Swaihli who demanded him to submit his resignation immediately for meeting a war criminal, as he described him.

Haftar: I will liberate Sirte and Misrata; force awaits Serraj government if it allows foreign intervention

January 31, 2016 - 08:50
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Being busy fighting “terrorism” and leading the so-called Dignity Operation as he claims, Khalifa Haftar found some time on his schedule to do an interview with the Saudi newspaper of Alyaum, which stated that it has chased the man for more than 6 moths until it won him in this interview.

By force of habit, as it is clear in his speeches, Haftar seems detached from reality to the extent that even his followers turned a deaf ear to his repetitive dates for the liberation of Benghazi, as he phrases it.

HNEC fully ready for new elections

January 31, 2016 - 08:30
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The High National Elections Commission is able to conduct new elections in just 3 months, HNEC Chairman Emad Sayah has declared, a step that could resolve the ongoing political crisis in the country.

Sayah confirmed logistic and technical preparations for any new parliamentary elections across Libya are ready, adding that the commission has mechanisms that allow the IDPs to cast their votes in their places.

The HNEC had already conducted three elections under the UN supervision since the Liberation of Libya.

Fatwa House regards UNSMIL’s notes on constitution draft as intervention in domestic affairs

January 30, 2016 - 19:12
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Libyan Fatwa House (FH) has rendered UNSMIL’s notes on the constitution draft as a blatant intervention in Libya’s internal affairs and a provocation of the Libyan people’s sentiments.

In a statement Friday, the Sharia Research and Studies Center of the FH criticized the UNSMIL’s notes that demanded the international conventions and laws be ahead of local and constitutional ones, which is considered a call for abandoning the commitment to Islamic Sharia laws and the scholars Sharia analyses and explanations.

MP Al-Raeid released after efforts by Tobruk tribesmen

January 30, 2016 - 19:02
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The member of Tobruk parliament, Mohammed Al-Raeid was set free Saturday afternoon after being abducted since last Wednesday by an armed group in Tobruk city.

Al-Raeid explained that the efforts of a number of tribesmen from Tobruk helped in his release from the armed group that demanded swap of jailed relatives in Misrata with him, but failed to have it granted.

Medavia resumes flights between Libya and Malta

January 30, 2016 - 18:16
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Flights between Libya and Malta are due to resume on February 01, Medavia Aviation Company has announced, after a halt of more than three months.

The company explained that the civil aviation authorities of Malta have allowed them to restart charter flights between Malta International Airport and Libyan airports.

Fathi Bash Agha: kidnapping Al-Raeid curtails personal freedom, Skhirat agreement to break apart

January 30, 2016 - 17:57
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Tobruk parliament boycotting MP, Fathi Bash Agha has denounced the forced detention and freedom restriction practiced against his colleague, Mohammed Al-Raeid, saying that such acts are considered a moral crime more than a violation of laws and human rights.

“Three days passed without a word coming out of our mouths because we wanted to leave the door open for the good and friendly efforts that aimed at releasing my colleague, Al-Raeid, but unfortunately, all efforts were in vain.” Wrote Bash Agha on his Facebook page.

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