November 2016

GECOL to open 2 power units in southern Tripoli gas turbine power plant

November 27, 2016 - 20:33
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) said it is ready to open two new units at the southern Tripoli gas turbine power plant with a capacity of 100 megawatts.

“The Head of the GECOL and the production manager paid a visit to the site on Sunday to monitor the process of preparing the two units for activation.” The GECOL added, saying they could be at work, using light fuel, in the coming three days.

NOC says Libya won’t take part in forthcoming OPEC production cuts

November 27, 2016 - 19:00
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The National Oil Corporation in Libya (NOC) said it won’t be part of any upcoming oil production cuts while in fact it is gasping for increasing its output to hit former production rates.

In a statement Sunday, the NOC said its Chief, Mustafa Sanallah, told the participants at the Libyan-Austrian Economic Conference in Vienna on Friday that Libya’s economy is on the edge and that is why Libya can never be part of OPEC’s oil output cuts policy any time soon.

Dignity Operation incurs tariffs on cars entering besieged Derna

November 27, 2016 - 17:28
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The head of the humanitarian assistance committee at Derna Municipality, Abdelsalam Al-Daryawi, said Dignity Operation forces, who are laying a strict siege on Derna, has stated imposing tariffs on the cars entering the city.

“All cars must pay 50 Libyan dinars in order to make their way to Derna.” Al-Daryawi added.

Libya Soccer Cup second round sees heated games ahead

November 26, 2016 - 20:55
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

After resuming work once the rift with the Libyan Football Federation was solved, the Contests Committee said Monday will see the first matches of the second round of the Libyan Football Cup 2016.

As part of the eastern group matches, Al-Hilal will play Benghazi Stars at Benina stadium in Benghazi in the opening match of the round, while Al-Akhdar will play Darnes at Omar Al-Mukhtar stadium in Al-Bayda.

Judicial verdict expels Al-Madina Scouts Squad out of Tripoli’s HQ

November 26, 2016 - 18:34
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Al-Madina Scouts Squad in Tripoli demanded they return to their headquarters in the capital so that they can resume work after they had been expelled by a judicial verdict from the North Tripoli Court of First Instance.

The Chief of the Scouts Squad, Abdel Al-Aziz Al-Dahmani, told the press that the North Tripoli Court of First Instance ordered that they evacuate their Dahra headquarters after a lawsuit filed by a businessman who claimed ownership of the building.

Misrata-led forces advance into Jiza, ISIS deploy suicide bombers

November 26, 2016 - 17:54
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Five Misrata-led fighters were killed and more than 30 others injured on Saturday in three separate ISIS attacks in Jiza apartment blocks in Sirte, the last ISIS-held area in the city.

Following two days of intense airstrikes and artillery shelling, Misrata-led forces launched a fresh attack on ISIS remnants in Jiza who are trapped inside 54 houses, according to military sources.

Eastern government confirms kidnap of Head of Prime Minister's Office by high-profile officials

November 26, 2016 - 17:50
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Al-Thanni government of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives confirmed that what it described as high-profile officials ordered and executed the abduction of the Head of the Prime Minister's Office, Al-Ameen Al-Hawail.

In a statement Friday, the government said it contacted, together with the General Investigation Apparatus, many phone calls until finally reaching the kidnappers, who said they were related to the judicial personnel.

Family members slaughtered in Khoms city

November 26, 2016 - 17:19
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Four family members were brutally slaughtered in Khoms, 120 east of Tripoli, on Saturday, police reports.

Local sources said the father, his two sons and a daughter were all beheaded and then set ablaze by unknown gunmen who burst into their house at dawn, in a heinous crime that bore the hallmarks of ISIS.

ISIS graffiti were drawn on the walls of the house, the sources indicated.

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