January 2017

Al-Ghasri accuses Haftar of facilitating terrorists’ break out of Benghazi

January 31, 2017 - 21:23
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The spokesman of the UN-proposed government’s Defense Ministry, Mohammed Al-Ghasri, has accused Khalifa Haftar, the leader of Dignity Operation, of facilitating the escape of a number of terrorists from Benghazi into the western region.

“It is highly speculated that the internationally-wanted Tunisian terrorist, Abu Ayyad Al-Tunisi, is one of those who ran away from Benghazi.” Al-Ghasri remarked.

Libyan coastguards begin second stage of EU training program

January 31, 2017 - 19:45
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The European Union said Monday that the second phase of the training of Libyan coastguards had started as part of Operation Sophia that aims to bring down the human traffickers off Libya’s coasts.

“20 Libyan coastguards will be targeted in the second stage of the program on the Greek island, Crete.” Announced the office of the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini.

Tripoli Neonatal Hospital sends outcry over deteriorated conditions

January 30, 2017 - 21:09
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The spokeswoman for the Tripoli Neonatal Hospital, Fatima Al-Bakoush, has said the facility is suffering from acute shortages of basic materials and equipment since the kickoff of 2014, adding that the assistance (equipment needed for labs to work and other basic materials) that they have received are about to finish.

Turkish embassy reopens in Tripoli

January 30, 2017 - 17:09
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Turkish Embassy in Tripoli has reopened after about two and a half years of closure, announced the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday.

"Reopening our embassy in Libya's capital will allow Turkey to strongly engage in the efforts aiming at restoring peace and stability in Libya as well as reconstructing the country." The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Misrata brigades join Libyan National Army

January 30, 2017 - 12:04
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

All Misrata brigades operating under Misrata Military Council will join the Central Military Zone of the Libyan Army, the council announced on Sunday, a step that aims to unite the most powerful armed brigades in the country under one command.

The inclusion will be according to the laws in force of the Libyan National Army, the military council said in a statement.

The statement pointed out that Misrata brigades would join as regular or reserve forces in accordance with the legislations of the military institution.

Human Rights Solidarity blames Presidential Council for abductions in Tripoli

January 29, 2017 - 22:55
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) organization has blamed the UN-proposed Presidential Council (PC) for the abductions that are happening in Tripoli, saying the PC’s reluctance to have a firm stance on the issue has made it grow bigger.

“PC armed groups are responsible for some kidnappings and so we call on the PC to stop them from doing criminal acts using its name and by its orders.” The HRS said in a statement on Sunday.

Al-Itihad sports club eyes investment to secure fixed funding sources

January 29, 2017 - 21:22
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The steering committee of Al-Itihad sports club said it is trying to secure investment opportunities for the properties owned by the club so that it could guarantee alternative, fixed funding sources that can replace the current financial sources that all of the Libyan sports clubs receive from the Youths and Sports Ministry.

The steering committee of Al-Itihad gave the Municipal Stadium in Tripoli, which it owns, to two companies to apply new sod in the field and to do service works at the stadium’s facilities.