November 2016

Fathiya, UAE airstrike victim, regains sight and will be well soon

November 30, 2016 - 21:34
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

A doctor, trapped inside Ganfouda in Benghazi with the besieged families, has confirmed that the girl, Fathiya, who suffered fatal burns due to a UAE airstrike on her family’s house, has regained her sight.

Speaking on the phone with Al-Nabaa TV Wednesday, the doctor said that Fathiya’s condition was very difficult, however, now she is recovering gradually and the burns are healing fast.

“She is being treated by expired medicines and herbal medications.” The doctor told the channel.

Al-Sweihli, Al-Ahli Benghazi, Al-Naser and Al-Madina make it to Libyan Soccer Cup quarterfinals

November 30, 2016 - 19:31
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Four teams, Al-Sweihli, Al-Ahli Benghazi, Al-Naser and Al-Madina, qualified for the Libyan Soccer Cup quarterfinals along with Al-Hilal and Al-Akhdar, which made it through last Monday, and Al-Ahli Tripoli and Aby Al-Ashahar teams that qualified through draw.

The teams will have to wait now for the quarterfinals draw. 
Al-Sweihli beat Wednesday A-Itihad on penalties 4-2 after finishing the match 0-0 at Misrata stadium.

Warden of Hadba Prison denies death of inmate of torture

November 30, 2016 - 17:40
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Warden of the Hadba Prison, Khalid Al-Sharif, declined the news reported by news outlets and websites about the death of the former Colonel at the Military Police, Abu Bakr Momen, inside the prison due to torture.

Momen has been imprisoned in Hadba since 2011 as he was charged with taking part in Abu Salim massacre during Gaddafi’s reign.

Conflicting news about Ras Ajdair border shutdown

November 29, 2016 - 20:57
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Some social media reported the Libyan authorities’ shutdown of the country’s border of Ras Ajdair with Tunisia.

The Libya Observer could not verify the reports so far.

On the other hand, all crossings between Libya and Tunisia via Ras Ajdair border have been suspended for the second day in a row, except for the Libyans and Tunisians who are returning to their countries from either side.

Martin Kobler departs Tobruk after being prevented from going into city by protesters

November 29, 2016 - 19:16
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, left the city of Tobruk after being prevented by protesters from leaving its airport toward the headquarters of the House of Representatives.

Angry protesters gathered Tuesday in front of Jamal Abdelnaser airbase and Tobruk airport to protest the visit of the UN envoy to Libya to their city, holding slogans condemning him and describing him as the reason behind the political fragmentation in Libya.

Some other people held slogans rendering Kobler as persona non grata in Tobruk.

Libyan fisherman rescues 120 illegal immigrants off northern Zuwara shores

November 29, 2016 - 17:53
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

A Libyan fisherman saved the lives of 120 illegal migrants who were stranded onboard a broke down dinghy 7 miles off northern Zuwara shores.

The migrants were from different Arab, and African nationalities in addition to Bangladeshis, Libyan News Agency reported the spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Ayoub Qassim, who added that there were also 6 women.

“I wrestled the waves all the way through the ocean by tugging the broken down dinghy to Zuwara port using my small fishing boat.” The fisherman was reported as saying.

Khalifa Al-Ghweil: Haftar is a coup plotter and must be tried in court, we still oppose him

November 28, 2016 - 21:13
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Prime Minister of the Salvation Government (SG) in Tripoli, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, said his government’s stance on Khalifa Haftar has not changed, adding that they think he is a coup plotter who has for long committed crimes against the Libyan people and he must be tried for them at a Libyan court.

“We have told our fellow citizens in the east to rally around us if they wanted to form a real military institution that will be governed not with a single person and we told them that Libya is for all of us.” Al-Ghweil said.

16-Day Campaign against gender-based violence kicks off in Libya

November 28, 2016 - 20:21
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Women and Youth Empowerment Forum (WYEF) launched a 16-day campaign against gender-based violence in cooperation with UNFPA under the slogan “From Peace at Home to Peace in the World to Make Education Safe for All.)

The campaign comes as part of the efforts to boost women’s potentials to take effective part in the Libyan society and is held in four municipalities – Tripoli, Jadu, Sabha and Benghazi.

LIBYA Paths 2030 Expo

November 28, 2016 - 18:42

Libya Paths 2030 Expo was held on Saturday at Tripoli International Fair with participation of several faculties from different Libyan universities. The 4-day expo is sponsored by Libyana Mobile Phone. It aims to raise awareness of knowledge and introduce entrepreneurship to labour market.

Libyan coastguards finish first stage of Operation Sophia’s training program

November 28, 2016 - 18:29
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The Libyan coastguards and Navy forces finished Monday the first phase of their training program onboard the Dutch ship, Rotterdam.

The Libyan coastguards have been part of a European Union training program with Operation Sophia.

The coastguards received training on how to deal with fires and avoid damages aboard ships and on how to board the ships and carry inspections onboard dubious ships.