News Roundup - Mon, May 22, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Mon, May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017 - 16:26
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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The displaced population of Benghazi in western Libya announced the formation of a political entity called Benghazi Authority, which will take up the call for including the case of Benghazi IDPs as part and parcel of the political solution in Libya, let alone achieving national reconciliation and the return of the IPDs to their houses in Benghazi.

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A 37-year-old woman hanged herself dead in her house in Shahat city, eastern Libya to be the second case in a week after a girl hanged herself in Bayda city days ago. Likewise, a 10-year-old boy hanged himself on Friday, but he was lucky to survive in Bayda city as well. The Green Mountain districts have been hit lately by a harsh inexplicable wave of suicides losing over 20 souls in a hanging style, while one case was a man from Shahat burning himself to death last month.

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HOR defense and national security committee summoned Haftar's forces chief of staff, Abdelraziq Al-Nathori, for interrogation. In a letter to Aqilah Saleh, the Speaker of the HoR, the committee said Al-Nathori will have to be asked about latest threats he made to HoR members.

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The President of the Libyan Football Federation (LFF) Jamal Al-Jaafari, denies contacting the coach of Egyptian club Al-Ahli, saying that the LFF agreed that the Libyan team should be coached by a local figure given the current dilemmas in the country. He also voiced his support to the current coach, Jalal Al-Damja in the upcoming matches for both qualifiers of 2018 World Cup and 2019 AFCON.

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Relief and Aids Commission of Tawergha municipality, which is based in Tripoli's Fallah camp, said it started Saturday distributing aids for the Tawergha displaced families in the camp, by giving food baskets to widows, divorced women, orphans, families of the prisoners, and families of the missing.

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The Head of banking transactions at Central Bank of Libya Fathi Al-Haji was released Sunday after 25 days of abduction.

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The Education Minister of the UN-proposed government Othamn Abdeljalil said Sunday that the ministry will reactivate distance education and e-learning platforms in Libya, confirming on his Facebook page that this project is so significant to raising the educational process in Libya. He added that all needed equipment for the projects will be provided by mid-August maximum as the project will be kicked off in the next school year.

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The General Information Authority will hold Tuesday a seminar about the Libyan work market under the slogan "Toward joint cooperation to achieve authenticity in international reports." The seminar will analyze the national, regional and international references regarding Libya's work market to point out its weaknesses and strengths and prepare the future visions for the market.

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An armed group from Wirshiffana killed an employee from Sahara Bank in Janzour. A security source from Janzour said the body arrived to the hospital tied in the hands and feet with chains and with a shot in the head. It added that the victim has been kidnapped for over a month and has been killed despite the fact that his family paid LYD100.000 in ransom demanded by the gang. The body was tossed on the roadside in Hashan area, Wirshiffana after the money was received.