News Roundup - Sat, Mar 25, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sat, Mar 25, 2017

March 25, 2017 - 16:01
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------

Libya drew with Togo in a friendly match on Friday in Alexandria, Egypt. Libya national team was missing a number of its top players, especially Al-Ahli Tripoli ones, who couldn't be part of the training camp in Egypt. Libya's coach, Jalal Al-Damja hailed Libya's performance against the fully-prepared Togo team.

------------------------------------------------------------

Ambassadors of China, France, Russia, Britain, North Ireland, and USA to Libya said the attacks on oil terminals in Libya threaten security and stability in the country. They reaffirmed in a statement Friday that oil terminals, oil production and exports' income are for all Libyans and must remain under Libya's state oil institution NOC, as per the UNSC resolutions (2213, 2259, and 2278)

------------------------------------------------------------

The head of U.S. forces in Africa, General Thomas Waldhauser, told reporters on Friday there was an "undeniable" link between Russia and the commander of eastern forces, Khalifa Haftar. Gen. Waldhauser added that there are Russians on the ground in the area," adding that Russia's attempts to influence Libya were concerning to the US.

------------------------------------------------------------

Media office of Tripoli Security Department said a meeting was held on Thursday in the presence of the department's chief, assistant chief for security affairs as well as a delegation from the interior ministry and another from the UNSMIL. It added that they all discussed Tripoli security situation.

------------------------------------------------------------

Al-Sweihli team qualified for the semi-finals of the African Volleyball Championship that is held in Tunisia (17-27 March) after it had beaten the Libyan team Asariya 3-0. Al-Sweihli will play Tunisia's Étoile Sportive du Sahel at the semi-finals on Sunday as it has topped group 2 with full points' score.

------------------------------------------------------------

Non-governmental Spanish relief organization said 250 migrants drowned in the last two days off Libyan shores as two boats capsized en route to Europe. The head of the organization told a state Italian TV channel that they helped recover 5 bodies from the wrecked boats.

------------------------------------------------------------

Janzour municipality said a blackout will take place on Sunday in the district from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. On Facebook, it added that the reason behind the power outage is related to maintenance at western Tripoli power plant.