News Roundup - Mon, Nov 14, 2016

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News Roundup - Mon, Nov 14, 2016

November 14, 2016 - 17:20
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 9:55pm

After rushing to congratulate the US President-elect, Donald Trump, for his win over Hillary Clinton, members of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, who are pro-Khalifa Haftar’s Dignity Operation, said they find Trump as Libya’s savior who will help them end the country’s current crises.

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A number of local publishing houses have been tasked with printing the still-needed schoolbooks in coordination with the Tripoli and Benghazi Syllabus Administrations, confirmed the media spokesman of the UN-proposed government’s Education Ministry, Ramadan Al-Ghadwi.

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National Committee for Human Rights in Libya welcomed the statement issued by the ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, at the UN Security Council regarding Libya’s crisis. The Libyan committee said the statement reaffirms that there is a possibility to put a limit to the absolute immunity enjoyed by the persons who have been violating human rights in the country for five years.

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Misrata MPs Political Bloc urged all of the parties that are trying to control the oil terminals to stop gaming with the Libyans’ resources and fortune, pointing out that the oil terminals and fields must be protected by forces from the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council.

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A Sudanese family and three Chadian nationals turned themselves in to Dignity Operation forces after they got out of the besieged Ganfouda neighborhood, according to an official from the brigades that are ringing Ganfouda in. He said the Sudanese family contains 6 members and they, along with the three Chadians, were the only ones to leave the neighborhood in the last 24 hours. No Libyans had lefts, he added.

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Libyan Football Federation filed a formal complaint at the African Football Federation against the referees who officiated its match with Tunisia last Friday, when it lost 0-1. The match had some bloopers by the referees as Libya’s goal was mistakenly denied and Tunisia was wrongly given a penalty.

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First flight touched down on Monday at Al-Kufra airport coming from Labreg airport after the flights to Al-Kufra had been earlier resumed. Al-Kufra airport was shut over unstable security situation. Two flights a week from Labreg airport will land in Al-Kufra airport, according to the airport officials, who said the past hindrances have been resolved.   

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Brega oil port wrote on Facebook that the Greek-flagged oil vessel Martha has left the port loaded with 600,000 oil barrels and headed to France. It added that on Monday another Greek-flagged vessel coming from Italy (Ne Sis) will leave Ras Lanuf oil terminal also loaded with 600,000 oil barrels.

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Libya Foreign Bank refuted the news circulated by the Tunisian media outlets about losing a lawsuit worth 400 million dollars as per a final court verdict. It said the lawsuit is still at the court in Tunisia and has not been closed yet.