News Roundup - Mon, Jun 19, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Mon, Jun 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 - 16:43
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Sirte local sources said officer Mahdi Al-Siwi - one of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos operations room's leaders -was released two days after his abduction. He was kidnapped in Sawawa area as four gunmen led him to unknown location.

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Libyan labor and rehabilitation minister met Sunday in Tripoli with the Turkish ambassador to Libya, Ahmet Aydın Doğan, and discussed triggering cooperation between Libyan and Turkish labor ministries in training and human resources development. They also agreed to activate the contracts and agreement in other fields like small and medium projects.

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The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli, said on Twitter he will announce important remarks about the return of Tawergha IDPs to their city in the coming days. 

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Media sources said that Assaray Bank Chairman and manager were freed Sunday, hours after being kidnapped by gunmen. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Assaray Trade and Investment Bank, Noman Al-Bouri, and the bank’s manager, Farouq Al-Obaidi, were abducted in Tripoli on Saturday after attending a celebration at Corinthia Hotel.

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High committee for monitoring the attacks on Libya state-owned properties warned of attacks on Abyar area's woods, displaying on its Facebook page some photos showing the bad influence of the attacks on those woods, which have nearly disappeared due to cutting trees and shortage of rainfall.

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Libya's Al-Itihad left Al-Rawdan Futsal Tournament in Kuwait after losing to Al-Mihamadiya on penalties 3-2 as the match ended in tie. Al-Itihad had had three wins in the groups round scoring 10 goals and accepting one. 

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The mayor of Sabratha Hussein Al-Thawadi warned of IS militants' movement in the city in a letter he sent to security authorities. He said there are some parties trying to destabilize and wreak havoc in the city. The mayor also demanded security authorities to work on maintaining peace and stability in the city and to hit with an iron fist all those trying to create conflicts in Sabratha.

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The mayor of Sirte, Mukhtar Al-Maadani, discussed Sunday with the manager of Sirte commercial port Mohammed Al-Siwi the resumption of work at the port. The spokesman of the municipality, Mohammed Al-Amil, said they both talked about the needed measures to make the resumption work smoothly without hurdles as most the ports' facilities were damaged or looted when IS groups were controlling the city. 

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Brega oil marketing company signed a contract with Kanzi Academy for Consultations in order to prepare a proper ID for the company as part of the strategic plan for the company, according to its website, adding that it will help Brega company compete with international companies after the basic system is modified.

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Ubari mayor Ahmed Murtada said he had agreed with the CEO of the GECOL, Abdelmajid Hamza to start operating Ubari gas power station in August in order to help alleviate the pressure on the general electricity network in summer.