News Roundup - Mon, Jan 30, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Mon, Jan 30, 2017

January 30, 2017 - 17:34
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Sirte municipal member, Haniya Bukharis, said several members suspended their memberships at the municipality to protest the unilateral style adopted by Sirte mayor, Mukhtar Al-Maadani, in making decisions without consulting the members. She added that the mayor gave fake promises and ordered several appointments in violation of law 59) of the executive codes list of Libya’s municipalities.  

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A delegation from High Council for Reconciliation and elders from different cities managed to reach a temporary truce between Tarhouna and Garabulli after the last clashes between them. The truce urges for immediate ceasefire and shutdown of the main road temporarily, sources said, adding that delegates are trying to make the truce last longer.   

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Zintan’s Military Council said in a statement that all of its armed forces in the area from Al-Aziziya and Zintan have withdrawn, stressing that it is not responsible for any checkpoints outside the city’s administrative borders following the growing number of crimes and theft in Jafara district. It added that it refuses to blame Zintanis for the deeds of the outlaws.  

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Tobruk-based House of Representatives failed to convene Monday’s meeting as sources said a secret meeting has taken place between the second deputy speaker of the HoR, Ahmid Houma, and southern HoR boycotting members. The meeting’s details were not made public, while other sources said southern MPs refused to attend any HoR session until the Prime Minster of the eastern government, Abdullah Al-Thanni, is sacked.  

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Eastern military governor, Abdelraziq Al-Nathori sacked Benghazi mayor, whom he appointed in the place of the elected one, and appointed the Gaddafi-regime Attorney General, Abdelrahman Al-Abar, as the new mayor, sources from the city said.

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Residents of Hay Al-Andalus reopened the main roads of the district after closing them in protest of the presence of armed groups in the area. The reopening came after a deal with the security departments, which vowed to evict t those groups.

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Libya’s Basketball Cup final will take place in Tripoli’s Grand Hall between Al-Itihad and Al-Naser. Al-Itihad is looking for its fifth title, while Al-Naser will be looking for its third one so that it can add it to the title of the Libyan Basketball League, which it won two weeks ago.