News Roundup - Sat, Feb 04, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sat, Feb 04, 2017

February 04, 2017 - 16:55
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Russian Foreign Ministry said that the head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, will visit Moscow this month, saying that Russia sees the political settlement as the best way out of the crisis and encourages all Libyans to overcome their internal conflicts and find a common ground on which all can agree.

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Kufra civil societies denounced the kidnap of the city’s Tobruk MP, Jebril Awhida, in Tobruk, blaming the House of Representatives’ security departments for the safety of the MP and called for his immediate release.   

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The Head of the Wihda Educational Hospital in Derna, Mansour Ben Fayed, said the hospital will halt scheduled surgeries and will only operate the emergency ones until a further notice. He said the decision was based on a report by the supplies department that said here had been an acute shortage of necessary medical equipment needed in surgeries.    

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The Head of the Budget Department at the UN-proposed government’s Financial Ministry, Nouri Embaya, was released days after being abducted, said the ministry without further details. Embaya was kidnapped by unknown gunmen from his office last Wednesday.

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Libyan Mobile Company provided Al-Jalaa Women and Children Hospital with all the necessary medicines and medical equipment needed for the surgeries as well as for the neonatal section in a bid to alleviate the acute shortage that could lead the hospital to closure.

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The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) told the commercial banks not to follow the orders and statements made by the Audit Bureau or any other authorities that are not specialized in freezing the bank accounts of high-profile figures and other individuals unless by orders given by the CBL itself.

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Sabha Medical Center has received a solar power system from the WHO and is expected to be installed so that the power becomes available at the center once the electric power is cut.

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The UN-proposed government’s Local Governing Ministry confirmed releasing Taraghen mayor, Mohammed Bakouri, who was abducted three months ago by unknown gunmen from his farm in southern Libya.   

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The spokesman for the special forces of Khailfa Haftar’s Operation Dignity, Miloud Al-Zuway, said that 33 of their fighters, including prominent leaders, were killed in clashes in Bu Nasib and Ganfouda and other districts in western Benghazi during last January.  

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Sirte IDPs will start returning on Sunday to Neighborhood 700 as per the mechanism placed by the Sirte Liberation Operations Room. The displaced people will start arriving in the neighborhood from 9.00 am after running through some administrative procedures.