July 2019

Tunisia says committed to coordination with Tripoli-based government for stray warplane

July 23, 2019 - 21:34
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that its Tunisian counterpart said it would coordinate with it about the warplane that landed in Mednine on Monday.

The Tunisian Foreign Ministry said it won't cooperate with parallel governments or bodies in Libya regarding the warplane, saying it is now a case at the military justice department, including the pilot's situation.

HoR member calls on UN Security Council to probe kidnap of Sirgiwa

July 23, 2019 - 20:50
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The member of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) for Benghazi Jalal Al-Shuwaihdi has asked the UN Security Council to probe the kidnapping of HoR member Siham Sirgiwa by Khalifa Haftar's forces.

Al-Shuwaihdi said in his Facebook page on Tuesday that his letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for investigating all forced disappearances and crimes against politicians, and activists who reject Haftar's views in Benghazi.

UN resumes financial audit review of Libya's Central Bank

July 23, 2019 - 20:33
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

UNSMIL said the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS), at the request of UNSMIL, reopened the bidding process for a financial audit review of the two branches of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) in Tripoli and the parallel one in Al-Bayda.

"The tendering process will remain open for three weeks after which the UN will select the best offer based on international standards after having consulted the two CBL branches." UNSMIL said.

Libya records 104 million dinar tax surplus in first half of 2019

July 22, 2019 - 23:04
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Libya has ended the first six months of 2019 with a surplus of 104 million as revenues from taxes.

The announcement came during a meeting between Vice Chairman of the Presidential Council (PC), Ahmed Maiteeq, Minister of Finance and Deputy Director General of Tax Authority, in addition to specialists from the Presidential Council and the Audit Bureau.

The meeting reviewed the difficulties faced by Tax Authority in the clearing process and the transfers of revenues by commercial banks.

Al-Sarraj reviews securing Libya's field hospitals against Haftar-led offensive

July 22, 2019 - 22:42
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj reviewed Monday securing field hospitals against Khalifa Haftar's offensive on Tripoli with the Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and deputy minister of health Mohammed Haitham as well as the head of field medical center Tariq Al-Hamshari.

The officials discussed providing field hospitals with the needed assistance and the staffers with full security, in addition to executing proficiency programs for the medics as well as the local and overseas medical treatment.

Libya's Foreign Ministry asks Tunisian authorities for coordination regarding Haftar's aircraft

July 22, 2019 - 20:45
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Foreign Ministry has asked the Tunisian authorities for coordination before taking any action regarding the Libyan warplane that landed on Monday morning in Mednine.

According to a source from the ministry, meetings for the Libyan Chargé d'affaires in Tunis with Tunisian Foreign and Defense Ministries about the issue are about to take place.