November 2016

Tele Memory Championship

November 25, 2016 - 14:17

For the first time ever, a memory competition held in Tripoli saw rival telecommunication companies take each other on head to head for cash and prizes. Five companies participated making approximately 26 contenders. The companies that took part were: Libyana Mobile Phone, Almadar, Libya Phone Company, Libya International Telecom Company, Infrastructure Investment and Services. The event was held on Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Tripoli and was sponsored by Libyana Mobile Phone

Egyptian President says his country supports Haftar self-styled army at all times

November 24, 2016 - 22:14
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, said in an interview aired on Tuesday with Portuguese broadcaster RTP that Egypt's military support always goes for the national army in Libya, referring to the self-styled army of Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation militias.

"It is our country's priority to back up national armies, for example in Libya, to assert control over Libyan territories and deal with extremist elements." Al-Sisi said in the interview.

Al-Ahli Tripoli crowned as winner of Libya Soccer League 2016

November 24, 2016 - 21:02
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Al-Ahli Tripoli has won the Libya Soccer League 2016 title totaling its trophies to 12 after beating Al-Naser 4-1 in the final round of the five-team finals at Omar Al-Mukhtar stadium in Al-Bayda.

Al-Ganoudi scored a hat trick for Al-Ahli after Rowaid Ben Hamid had scored their first goal at the minute 21, while Salim Al-Masallati scored for Al-Naser at the minute 75 before he had missed a penalty at the minute 90 of the match.

Tripoli Awqaf: Madkhali preachers not allowed to give religious speeches at mosques

November 24, 2016 - 18:44
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Authority in Tripoli issued an ordinance banning a number of Salafi-Madkhali-affiliated preachers, called after their fellowship of sheikh Rabee Al-Madkhali, from standing on mosques’ minbars and delivering preaching or religious lectures without obtaining a permit.

Eleven preachers were named on the Awqaf’s list, including Majdi Hafala, Tariq Derman, Mohammed Al-Anqar and others.

NOC Chief: Libya’s oil output drops to 523 thousand bpd

November 23, 2016 - 20:59
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanallah, disclosed Wednesday that Libya’s oil production had dropped to 523 thousand barrels per day (bpd), expecting the output to recover and hit 600 thousand bpd again on Thursday.

In a press statement, Sanallah said the reason behind the shrinking production was the stoppage of work in Al-Dafa and Samah oilfields, which are run by Al-Waha Oil Company.

Three-day ceasefire announced in Sabha, southern Libya

November 23, 2016 - 19:29
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Social efforts by a committee of southern notables and elders managed to bring the two warring tribes in Sabha into signing a ceasefire for three days starting 11:00 p.m Tuesday.

The member of the High Council of State, Ali Abu Sabiha, said the committee has convinced the two conflict sides into signing a truce for three days and urged the Sabha residents to cooperate with the committee in order to facilitate ending the vendetta between the Awlad Sulaiman and Gadadfa tribes so that the city regains peace and stability.

Tripoli Sit-in Protest

November 23, 2016 - 18:45

A number of people went on a sit-in in front of the Courts House in Tripoli on Wednesday to call for revealing the truth behind the murder of sheikh Nadir Al-Omrani. The protesters held slogans urging for finding and arresting the perpetrators and calling on February 17 revolutionaries to stand together to secure the capital.

HoR member says Khalifa Haftar is fueling Sabha clashes

November 23, 2016 - 18:41
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The member of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives for Sabha city, Musbah Doma, accused the self-styled Libyan Armed Forces Command, which is led by renegade General Khalifa Haftar, of fueling the conflict in Sabha.

“Haftar is trying to take advantage of the tribal clashes within Sabha and turn it into a political one.” Doma added

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