News Roundup - Mon, Jan 16, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Mon, Jan 16, 2017

January 16, 2017 - 17:31
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) said it had sent the case of the shutdown of Al-Feel oilfield and Bier Terfas gas pipeline to the Attorney General’s Office in Tripoli.

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Over 100 trucks laden with hundreds of cars pass by Jalu, Ojla, Ajkhara and Al-Kufra every day en route to Chad, Niger, and Sudan, eyewitnesses were cited as saying by the Libyan News Agency.

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ducting airstrikes in support for the rogue General Khalifa Haftar and are taking off from Kharuba airbase near Al-Marij city are private military contractors that have been hired as mercenaries by Haftar, reported War is Boring website.

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The Audit Bureau unveiled that there is corruption in the money grants given for the students studying abroad on scholarships by the government’s High Education Ministry. It said that among 123 thousand students, there are 39 thousand ones that are being given money grants illegally, costing about LYD7.800.000 per month.

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Oil vessel, Nerva Concert, left Brega oil terminal on Sunday laden with 631 thousand oil barrels heading to the UK. Sirte Gas Company said on Facebook that that was the first oil shipment to head to the UK since 2011.

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Two children died in Mizda town when a candle lighting their room led to a fire amid the continuing power outage for log hours. According to sources from the own, all attempts to save the two kids in the hospital were in vain, saying that in a separate incident, three other people from one family were rescued after suffocating due to using charcoal for heating.

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The Head of the PR office of Al-Jalaa Neonatal Hospital in Tripoli, Salah Al-Hadiri, warned of a foreseeable disaster that could happen to the hospital’s patients, especially the newborns, amid the current outage of power. He added that there are 60 newborns, inside the hospital’s incubators and they could suffer from polio or die if the power outage issue is not resolved. He also denied that any newborns died on Sunday.

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NOC chairman, Mustafa Sanallah, said the country’s oil output has plummeted into 655.000 bpd and attributed it to the lack of storage availability as well as some technical issues and bad weather conditions. Libya’s oil production jumped to over 700.000 bpd last week.

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Libya’s Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Authority said it had started distributing diesel fuel to hospitals in Tripoli to help them get through the current power crisis. It said it gave diesel fuel to Al-Jalaa Neonatal Hospital, Accidents Hospital in Al-Zawiya St. and Medical Supplies Apparatus.  

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The deputy head of the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council, Ahmed Mitig, denied that his house in Gurji, Tripoli, had been broken into as some local media outlets reported, saying the news is untrue.

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Misrata TV will resume its transmission starting this Wednesday after weeks of stoppage due to financial issues. According to sources, businessmen, who remained unnamed, paid for the satellite subscription and the Presidential Council’s Culture and Media Authority paid the delayed salaries of the employees, promising to pay the upcoming ones.