News Roundup - Mon, Oct 24, 2016

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News Roundup - Mon, Oct 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 - 16:55
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 9:55pm

Unknown attackers exploded two trawlers for Benghazi fighters in Misrata on Sunday, sources said.

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One of the leaders of the so-called Omar Mukhtar military operations room of Dignity Operation slammed a ban on gas cylinders and ordered an obstruction to any trucks loaded with cooking gas cylinders entering Derna.

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Spokesperson of the Sabha medical center said there is a severe shortage of medicines in the center because of the growing number of patients, who reached 250 in the accommodation sections, saying that some sections in the hospital are closed due to crowdedness.

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Total blackout has descended on Benghazi and Green Mountain, said the General Electricity Company, while the media office said Monday that the power cut was due to the high levels of humidity that caused some units at the northern Tobruk and Benghazi power plant to be out of order.     

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The member of the High Council of State, Belqasim Igzit, blamed the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Al-Siddiq Al-Kabeer, for the downfall of the council saying the governor refused to authorize a budget for the council six months ago, which was the main reason behind the defection of the Presidential Guard after their salaries were not paid.  

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Chinese oil vessel of the German Wintershall oil firm loaded 670 thousand barrels from Zueitina oil terminal. This is the third oil shipment that leaves the terminal after the resumption of production. The workers in the Zueitina terminal said things are going the right way despite the lack of foreign labor and equipment.

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Libya’s General Directorate of Culture and Civil Society appealed for recovery of a half of an ancient statue that dates back to 2-4 century AD that is being displayed in auctions in Drouot. The Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science called the international community and all relevant local and regional organizations to stop the selling process.

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UNICEF has called on all the warring parties in Libya to assume responsibility for protecting the rights of children to receive education, saying it is very promising that the schoolbooks had been provided to all schools in Libya as the school year kicks off Monday.