News Roundup - Sun, Aug 20, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sun, Aug 20, 2017

August 20, 2017 - 13:50
Written by: HousamNajjair

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The head of the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency, Colonel Mohamed Bishir, said that the efforts exerted by the agency's workers has led to a decrease of 50 percent in the number of migrants who attempt to cross the sea in dangerous boats to Europe.

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Royal Dutch Shell stated on Saturday that a 600,000 barrel crude oil shipment left the port of Zwuitina, making it the company's first shipment from Libya in five years. A spokesman for Shell said in a statement quoted by Reuters that Libya's natural resources are very large and Shell has a history in marketing Libya's raw materials. The oil giant welcomed new business opportunities with the National Oil Corporation in Libya.

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The Libyan Iron and Steel Company based in Misrata, sent operational materials to the desalination plant in Tobruk. The company reported that it had equally shared its operational materials with the Tobruk desalination plant and sent the due quantities to Tobruk. The Tobruk plant has exhausted its operational materials and was on the cusp of shutting down completely, which would cause a humanitarian disaster in the eastern Libyan city.

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The head of the Information Office in the municipality of Qayqab in eastern Libya stated that the Mayor of the municipality, Ali Agribea, held discussions with officials of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) on the establishment of a gas recycling plant in the municipality. Agribea added that officials of the NOC did confirm that initial contracting procedures were with an international company to supply and install the factory, and that the municipality has allocated a land area of ​​24 hectares for the factory.

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights emphasized the need to expand visa regimes and settle problems facing migrants and refugees easing the process of transferring them to European countries and to work towards the goals of the United Nations for sustainable development. The Office also called on the Commission to share information on the implications of the influx of illegal immigrants into Libyan territory. The Office also said that the European Union's EU Migrant Code of Conduct increases the risk of human rights violations.

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Mellita Oil Company denies circulated news that indicates that the company's staff were effected by food poisoning at the Wafa oil field. The company stated that one of their staff became infected by a virus, and the infection spread to a number of his work colleagues. The company added that the incident was brought under control and treatment was provided to those who needed it.