News Roundup - Mon, Nov 21, 2016

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News Roundup - Mon, Nov 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 - 16:55
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 10:10pm

Three people were killed in an explosion nearby Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi, Fadia Al-Barghathi, a media official at Al-Jalaa Hospital confirmed, saying the hospital received also 17 injured persons including women and children.

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A video posted by the General Investigation Apparatus in Tripoli showed Monday a person named Haitham Al-Zintani confessing to the killing and burying of the member of the Islamic Research and Studies Council of Libya’s Fatwa House and Secretary General of Libya Scholars Association, Nadir Al-Omrani.

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A number of notables and civil society activists from Misrata and Tawergha held a meeting in Tobactus Hotel in Tripoli to discuss the needed support for implementing the reconciliation agreement signed by the two cities.

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General Electricity Company said the equipment that links Libya’s power network with the Tunisian one is ready, adding that the linkage will transmit 240 megawatts of power from Tunisia to Libya, which will help alleviate the suffering of Libyans and stabilize the electricity network in the country.   

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Sabha has seen an uneasy calm since Sunday night as many parties interfered to end the conflict and sign a truce between the two warring tribes. Many efforts have been exerted to bridge the gap between the two tribes, sources from the city reported, confirming that the efforts paid off and clashes have been halted since 10:00pm on Sunday.

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The General Electricity Company said a new power transmitter plant (30-220 kilovolt) was opened in southern Al-Zawiya city at Al-Jamiya Al-Jadida area. The new plant was linked to the main power network in the city on Sunday. The company said the opening of the new plant will help decrease the power outage hours in southern Al-Zawiya and nearby districts.

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The spokesman of the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government said a meeting will take place in 48 hours between the Presidential Council and the Central Bank of Libya to find urgent solutions to back up the Libyan dinar and provide cash to the banks around the country in order to end the current near-collapsed economy. The dollar has registered an unprecedented soar reaching 7 dinars for 1 dollar.  

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Over 15 inmates broke out of Sorman prison after a security breach, according to the prison administration. Sources from the Judicial Police Department said this attempt is considered the biggest prison break attempt Libya has seen over the last period.

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Some of the social media pages have circulated the news about the release of two out of the three kidnapped personnel from the UN-proposed government’s Defense Ministry after being kidnapped by an unknown armed group in Tripoli. The two were identified as Mousa Al-Amroni and Ali Al-Agouri, while the third, Fadlallah Al-Shanibi has not been freed yet.

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The media spokesperson for Ras Ajdair border with Tunisia, Hafith Moamar, said the border crossing had been halted for two hours from 2:00 pm to 4: 00 pm in protest of the killing of Nadir Al-Omrani, the member of the Islamic Research and Studies Council at the Libyan Fatwa House.