Italian ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, denied Saturday media news that said Italy was intending to set up a military base in southern Libya.
Perrone said on Twitter that the rumors on the news about the Italian military base are fake news, adding that his country’s interior ministry is leading European Union’s program to strengthen Libya’s sovereignty and border security to combat human traffickers’ networks.
The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Friday it was going to declare force majeure on Sunday at Zueitina and Hariga oil terminals in western Benghazi and Tobruk respectively.
The NOC said the decision came after they had seen that the oil storage tanks were still full and there was no way they could store more since Khalifa Haftar’s forces prevented legally contracted oil vessels from docking at the ports to export crude.
The Libyan Football Federation has decided that Al-Ahli Tripoli should pay compensation for damages caused by its fans to the public property and infrastructure of the Tripoli International Stadium and the offices of the general sports federations.