News Roundup - Sat, Jan 28, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sat, Jan 28, 2017

January 28, 2017 - 17:29
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Main roads in Hay Al-Andalus, Tripoli continue to be blocked by protesters for the second day in protest of the reluctance to leave the area by the armed groups who are positioned in different civilian and military locations in there. The residents of Hay Al-Andalus gave those armed groups 72 hours to get out and go back to their neighborhoods after people’s complaints about killings and abductions grew bigger.

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The media office of GECOL said five electric towers (400 kilovolts) that link Sabh and Al-Nahar power plants were stolen and damaged, adding on Facebook that this was not the first time that such a robbery happens by “a group of thieves and criminals."

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Tripoli Customs damaged expired beef and tomato paste cans that were in a container coming from Brazil.

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Al-Hasawna system, Jafara city, started Saturday service works to repair the damages caused to the station number 429, the middle water track, and the work is expected to finish by the end of next week. It added that the track will be filled with water once service works are done.

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The chairman of the National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanallah, said the NOC is planning to build an oil refinery in Ubari, southern Libya and is planning to reconstruct Al-Marisa port in Benghazi as it would add economic values for the country, private sectors and investors.

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Seven killed and 22 others injured in the clashes that broke out over the last two days in Ajilat town between some residents and an armed group from the so-called Tribes Army.

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Libyan Volleyball titleholder, Al-Sweihli, and Al-Itihad Al-Misrati, which came second, continue to prepare for Arab Clubs Volleyball 35th Tournament, which will be held in Bahrain on February 17. The tournament will include 17 clubs divided into 4 groups.   

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Oil vessel (HAVENI HOPE) arrived in Al-Zawiya port with 40 million liters of diesel fuel, which will be emptied into Al-Zawiya oil depot before it is pumped into Tripoli’s depot from where it will be distributed to gas stations. The step aims at alleviating the shortage of diesel fuel that has been persisting for three weeks in Tripoli and nearby areas.