September 2020

Security Council agrees to name new special envoy to Libya

September 13, 2020 - 11:18
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN Security Council agreed last Friday to name a new special envoy to Libya after over six months of dispute, according to diplomats.

The Security Council will vote Tuesday on a draft resolution that will see the UN Support Mission in Libya extend its mandate till September 15, 2021, plus rearrange its leadership structure.

Libya registers 12.000 recovered Covid-19 cases after adopting new protocol

September 12, 2020 - 19:42
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan National Center for Disease Control has announced the recovery of 12.000 Covid-19 cases after adopting the new recovery protocol, thus leaving the country with 9.894 active cases.

The new protocol of the scientific commission of the center contained the description of several cases, especially those with apprant symptoms, who should be called "recovered cases" after ten days from the day on which the symptoms first appeared plus three days without any symptoms.

AFRICOM: Russia has sent 12 fighter aircraft to Libya

September 12, 2020 - 19:35
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) has said it believes that more than a dozen Russian aircraft, first reported to have been deployed to Libya in May, are being flown by Wagner Group paramilitary pilots.

In a statement on Friday, an AFRICOM senior official said two Russian fighter jets have crashed in Libya since being deployed to country’s war on the side of Khalifa Haftar earlier this year.

Libya CDC holds lecture on infection control inside mosques

September 12, 2020 - 13:52
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The National Center for Disease Control of Souk Al Jumaa branch has organized a lecture on infection control and how to prevent the coronavirus spread inside mosques.

The lecture is part of the center's campaign to educate and raise awareness among citizens on how to manage the spread of the Covid-19 and stay safe, the National Center for Disease Control explains.

Sanallah: The oil blockade comes in favor of a narrow class backed by foreign countries at the expense of the Libyan people

September 12, 2020 - 11:33
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The head of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, accused some parties of placing their interests and those of foreign countries above the favor of the Libyan people, stressing it is making every effort to alleviate the plight of Libyans.

"The illegal closure of oil facilities has depleted the fuel importing budget and disrupted the state's economy which in turn affected the living conditions of the population," a statement by the NOC said.

PC member Zayed: Appointing senior figure in former regime to head the media is an insult to Libya and its revolution

September 12, 2020 - 11:29
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Presidential Council (PC) member, Mohamed Amari Zayed has expressed rejection to the PC head, Fayez Al-Sarraj's decision to assign Mohamed Baiyou for heading the Media Authority.

"Such a decision is an offense to Libya and the 17 February Revolution," said Ammari Zayed, calling on the PC to convene an urgent meeting to reconsider the decision.

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