August 2018

Libya's HCS member says PC to impose fees on foreign currency purchase, change fuel prices

August 18, 2018 - 22:32
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The member of the High Council of State (HCS) Idriss Bufayed said the Presidential Council (PC) will impose fees on foreign currency purchase transactions and change - gradually - fuel prices in the country.

"200% fees will be imposed on foreign currency so all Libyans - individuals or companies - can buy the US dollar for 4.20 Libyan dinars, while it remains about 1.40 for students abroad, family allocations and medical treatment overseas." He further explained.

Haftar may release Libyan detained deputy interior minister Sunday

August 18, 2018 - 22:17
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The brother of the detained deputy interior minister of the Presidential Council's government, Faraj Egaiem - Munir - said his sibling could be released Sunday.

The deputy interior minister was detained by the commander of the self-proclaimed army in eastern Libya Khalifa Haftar in November 2017. He was placed in Rajma.

Munir said on Facebook that they held a meeting and it resulted in an agreement to release Faraj Egaiem on Sunday.

Al-Ittihad crowned Libya Handball League champion

August 18, 2018 - 20:34
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

For the tenth time in its history and the second successive time, Al-Ittiahd won the title of Libya’s Handball League after beating Al-Ahli Benghazi 32-23 on Friday.

Al-Ittihad won an all-win league this time, which has never been attained by any other Libyan team before.

Meanwhile, Al-Ahli Tripoli won over Al-Jazeera and came second while Al-Ahli Benghazi came third leaving the fourth for Al-Jazeera.