News Roundup - Sat, Feb 11, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sat, Feb 11, 2017

February 11, 2017 - 17:09
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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The Libyan Foreign Ministry’s media office said it is preparing to launch “National Memory Project for International Cooperation,” which is a national initiative to document all of the international cooperation about Libya including documents, agreements, referendums and treaties so that they could be a reference index that is going to be chronologically ordered.   

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The Presidential Council’s boycotting member Ali Al-Gotrani, said on TV that Algeria is biased to terrorist groups and has contacts with the Islamist politicians such as Abdel Hakim Belhaj, Ali Al-Salabi and others, saying they are despised in Libya.

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Libyan national soccer team has dropped in rank three positions on the monthly FIFA Rankings to hit 92 internationally, 23 in Africa and 8 on the Arab teams list.

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The students union of Tripoli University’s medicine faculty threatened to close it and go on an open strike if the faculty’s administration did not respond to the students’ demands and find quick solutions to security violations inside the faculty and the campus at large.    

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The Heads of Teachers’ Syndicates in Libya called on the relevant authorities to raise the salaries of teachers all around the country to fit the daily needs of those teachers. They stressed that an order by official authorities must be issued concerning the raise like all other sectors in the government.    

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The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, said the EU is open regarding resending the EU attaché to work from Libya’s capital, commenting on Martin Kobler’s call on the EU to return. She added that when the situation is appropriate, especially the security conditions, the EU will be ready to move to Tripoli.   

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The US representative at the UN, Niki Haley, objected to the appointment of the Palestinian former Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, as a new envoy for the UN in Libya, saying it is a disappointment to read the UN Secretary General’s statement, in which he nominated Fayyad to succeed Kobler.   

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Medics at the Benghazi Medical Center’s emergency section had organized a strike after gunmen attacked a nurse in the section, breaking his nose and arm and causing him a lot of bruises, said the Benghazi Medical Center’s media office.

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The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) said the UNHCR is working illegally in Libya and is giving illegal immigrants refugee status cards without any regard to the Libyan laws and without informing the Libyan authorities. It added that Libya is not part of the 1951 Refugee Convention or the 1967 appendix protocol, so it is not committed to any of their laws.