September 2016

Tobruk MP Raied lashes out at self-styled savior Khalifa Haftar

September 29, 2016 - 21:08
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The Misratan MP of House of Representatives Mohammed Al-Raied has deplored the recent statement of rogue General Khalifa Haftar in which he claimed that Libya would be better served by a leader with high-level military experience.

Al-Raied described on Thursday the statement as a personal opinion of Khalifa Haftar, saying the statement reflects his imagination to rule Libya by force.

Overseas Filipinos can return to Libya, government says

September 29, 2016 - 12:05
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The Philippine government has lifted a ban on deployment of overseas Filipino workers in Libya following the improved security situations, Philippine media outlets have reported.

The government said the overseas workers (OFWs) with valid and existing contracts for jobs in Libya can now return. The newly hired OFWs are excluded.

Italy's Misrata hospital to open in October

September 29, 2016 - 11:38
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Italian field hospital is due to open in Misrata in mid-October to teat wounded Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos fighters, local sources say.

The construction of makeshift military hospital is in full gear. It will be set up at Misrata Airport and will feature 60 Italian doctors and nurses, 135 logistics personnel and 100 Italian protection troops.

It is expected to operate for five months from the date of opening, which can be extended if needed.

LIA on track with multi-million dollar litigations to recover wealth of the Libyan people

September 28, 2016 - 17:15
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Things are uncertain at the moment, even by Libya’s standards. Key terminals in Libya’s eastern and western oil facilities have been held hostage for years, with oil production at a minimum. Oil exports, on which the economy sorely relies, are at a virtual standstill. The country’s liquidity crisis is ongoing. Roads, hospitals and other key infrastructure are in desperate need of upgrading. Kidnappings are rife.

Khalifa Haftar wants to see Syria's Aleppo-style scenario in Libya

September 28, 2016 - 11:39
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Khalifa Haftar has requested Russia to supply him with weapons and military equipment, Sputnik, a Russian news outlet, has reported.

The renegade General's special envoy Abdul-Basit Al-Badri arrived in Moscow on Tuesday and asked Russian officials to end arms embargo on Libya and begin supplying weapons to Khalifa Haftar's self-proclaimed army.

Tobruk mayor to quit, wants to be replaced by military person

September 27, 2016 - 15:40
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The elected mayor of Tobruk has taken a proactive step and decided to quit voluntarily before the tide of forced dismissals targets him.

Mayor Al-Naji Maziq asked the military governor of east Libya Abdelraziq Al-Nathori to sack him and appoint a military mayor for his city where the House of Representatives convenes.

Maziq said his successor must be strong enough to stop violations and random construction of houses inside the city.

Clemente to leave national football team

September 26, 2016 - 20:18
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Javier Clemente, the Spanish manager of Libya's national football team is going to leave in November after the match against Tunisia within the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, the head of Libyan Football Federation has declared.

Anwar Al-Toshani said the LFF is in talks with another foreign coach to replace Clemente, but he declined to identify him.

Libya kicks off the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with a clash against Democratic Republic of Congo on October 08 in Kinshasa.

Libya to ban Egyptian food imports

September 26, 2016 - 11:33
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Libya's Food and Drug Control Center has called for a temporary ban on imports of Egyptian vegetables and fruits after tests proved they are unsuitable for human consumption.

The center urged the Administrative Control Authority to contact the concerned government authority, mainly the Ministry of Economy, to issue a temporary ban on Egyptian imports to protect the Libyan consumer.

Tripoli seawater is contaminated, authorities warn

September 26, 2016 - 10:00
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Municipal Council of Central Tripoli has warned about swimming and fishing in the capital's beaches due to contamination.

In a statement on Sunday, the municipality said Tripoli's seawater has become a sewage dump, which raised levels of bacteria.

Tripoli authorities have no choice but to dump the sewage and rainwater into the sea as the city does not have a wastewater collection and treatment system.

Egyptian official: Intervention in Libya inevitable

September 25, 2016 - 17:13
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The Egyptian leadership, at a given moment, will have to intervene militarily in Libya to maintain its national security, a former Egyptian diplomat has predicted.

Former Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt for Arab Affairs Ahmed Al-Qawisni said the intervention would protect the borders and Libya's oil installations.

"When there are Egyptian troops in Libya, the western countries would think twice before intervening," he said, adding that Egypt's move in Libya is aimed to protect itself.

Egyptian warplane kills three Libyan hunters near border - sources

September 25, 2016 - 13:04
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Three Libyan citizens from the eastern city of Al-Bayda were killed and another wounded in an airstrike conducted by the Egyptian Air Force in Al-Jaghbub desert on Friday, the city's media center has reported.

The four citizens were on a hunting trip in the remote desert village of Al-Jaghbub near the Egyptian borders when the warplane attacked them.   

The three dead hunters were identified as Husam Al-Shieki, Mutaz Bul Hasia and Salem Fikrien, while the only survivor was identified as Salem Bu Hajar.