News Roundup - Mon, Feb 20, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Mon, Feb 20, 2017

February 20, 2017 - 17:48
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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HoR members for the southern region rejoined the parliament in Tobruk and said that they will be resuming work starting Monday. The Tobruk MPs suspended their membership over the deteriorated living conditions and security in the south after over 10-day power outage last January.

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Sabha Medical Center’s solar power system has been put to test on Monday. The center will use this method instead of electricity starting Tuesday if the test was successful. The solar power systems project is funded by the UNDP.  

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Commerce and Development Bank has stopped the “payment via bank cards” method at the shops that are remarkably raising the prices of the goods sold using the method. It urged the customers to report any shops that venture to raise the prices so that they can stop them from using the card payment feature. Some shops have increased the prices for the goods sold with banking cards.

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NOC gave Ajkhara town an ambulance as part of the NOC’s sustained development program. The ambulance was received in the presence of municipality officials and ambulance workers from the town.

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AEGEAN MYTH oil vessel arrived at Al-Zueitina oil terminal to be laden with 600 thousand oil barrels and then leave to Britain.

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National Safety Association confirmed the news about the fire that broke at the People’s Hall in Gurji, Tripoli. Four teams of firefighters and a number of residents took part in putting out the fire. No information about the fire’s cause or damage were given.  

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Special Deterrent Force and Joint Interference Force, Abu Salim, said the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) ordered a travel ban on the CEO of the Afriqiyah Airways, Abu Bakr Al-Fortiya, until he shows up for investigation as per the summoning warrant issued by the AGO’s investigation bureau.

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Derna Red Crescent volunteers found a body of an unidentified person near Al-Khatba in eastern Derna on Sunday after a report by the residents of Fatayeh district, which was IS stronghold in the city before they were uprooted late in 2015.  

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The UN-proposed government’s Foreign Minister said they decided to downsize the employees at Libya’s overseas embassies by 40% to save more than 200 million dollars a year. It added that the procedure will include the technical attaches at the embassies to cut off the expenditure.