February 2017

Freed Filipino nurses repatriated from Libya

February 28, 2017 - 14:42
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Filipino nurses, who were rescued by Misrata-led forces during Sirte battle against ISIS last year, have been repatriated from Libya to the Philippines.

Libyan Foreign Ministry handed over seven women, one man and a 10-month-old child to an envoy from the Government of the Philippines in Tripoli on Monday.

The Filipino nurses were working in Sirte when the radical group of ISIS took over the city in early 2015.

The freed nurses were interrogated by Libyan authorities to make sure they had no links to ISIS.

HoR fails to select dialogue team due to parliament speaker’s bureaucracy

February 28, 2017 - 14:04
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Chaos erupted inside Tobruk-based House of Representatives on Monday after MPs failed to select a new dialogue team to represent them in the forthcoming Libyan political dialogue meetings.

MP Faraj Bu Hashem accused Parliament Speaker Aqailah Saleh of creating chaos by attempting to espouse unilateralism.

“The parliament speaker is trying to impose his opinion on other MPs,” Bu Hashem posted in his Facebook timeline.

Al-Jaafari wins Libyan Football Federation elections

February 27, 2017 - 19:46
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The General Assembly of Libyan Football Federation elected Monday Jamal Al-Jaafari as the new Chairman of Libyan Football Federation (LFF).

The election race saw seven contestants competing for an absolute majority of votes. Lamin Biek and Salah Al-Awami withdrew from the race to make way for the remaining five contestants to face each other in the first round.

Tripoli residents commemorate 6th anniversary of February 25th anti-Gaddafi protest

February 26, 2017 - 20:11
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Tajoura residents went out on the streets in big numbers on Saturday to celebrate the 6th anniversary of February 25th protest against the former regime of Gaddafi.

In 2011, thousands of Tajoura locals, joined by residents of neighboring districts of Arada and Souq Aljomaa took their way to then-Green Square chanting freedom, revolution, and anti-regime slogans. In the middle of their way, Gaddafi forces dispersed them by fire, leaving many dead and injured.