News Roundup - Sat, Jan 21, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sat, Jan 21, 2017

January 21, 2017 - 17:26
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Tunisian protesters from Ben Guerdane city on the Ras Ajdair border with Libya have prvented the Libyan travelers from crossing the border into Tunisia days after a deal between Libya and Tunisia was signed resuming travel on both sides. The protesters said the deal did not take into account their demands.  

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Two power generators (60 megawatts each) arrived in Tripoli port on Friday to be later installed and thus add power capacity to the general electricity network in the coming two months. The installation of the two units will be helpful in reducing the hours of load shedding that have passed 12 hours a day.   

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The prices of cement that is used for construction works have reached unprecedented height with 40 dinars per quintal in Tripoli on Saturday.  

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Misrata military council allowed a number of Tawergha notables and elders to visit their city after leaving it since August 2011. The visit comes as an endeavor to see the city’s status quo and whether or not it is possible for the IDPS, who are supposed to return by May 2017, to come back to it.

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UNSMIL’s Stabilization Facility Programme distributed a number of trucks for collecting garbage and a number of ambulances to Sabha and Ubari cities.  

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Head of Gas and Fuel Crisis Committee, Milad Al-Hajrasi, denied that there is any kind of gasoline shortage in Tripoli’s gas stations, saying Anwar Al-Khalij oil vessel docked in Tripoli port with 31million liters of fuel to be distributed to all gas stations.  

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Misrata Central Hospital said the Neonatal Sector in the hospital is still closed due to the leakage of rainwater into the patients’ rooms. It added that it had found urgent solutions during the meetings it conducted with the companies that are building the new hospital’s building, adding that the building has been finished by 80% so far.

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Head of UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, denounced leaking a video for his classified meeting with Ali Al-Gotrani, the Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, saying on Twitter, “not pleased by secret recording and publication of confidential meeting with Ali . internal should remain internal. not fair play!”