News Roundup - Sun, Feb 19, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sun, Feb 19, 2017

February 19, 2017 - 17:19
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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UN-proposed government’s Interior Ministry issued a statement to deny media news about the resignation of the minister-designate, Aref Al-Khouja, saying he underwent a heart surgery last December in Tunisia and went back to work after he recovered.

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Agreement between Wirshiffana tribesmen and Janzour notables was put off until a further notice upon the latter’s will, said the spokesman of the Fursan Janzour Brigade, Abdelhamid Ganis. He added that they asked for time to consider the agreement, whose points were of mutual consensus by the two parties.   

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Labreg airport’s deputy head of passports control department said they started implementing the order of the eastern governor, Abdelraziq Al-Nathori that bans Libyan women from traveling abroad without “a man-of-kin”.  

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The body of a man, named Ahmed Al-Naeli, was found on the road in Wirshiffana after being kidnapped from in front of his house in Sayad district by a Wirshiffana gang, who demanded a huge ransom and when his family failed to pay, they killed him.  

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Vaccination campaign for ninth graders in Tripoli was launched Saturday in all healthcare centers. The Tripoli medical services department called on parents to head to the nearest centers to make sure their children get the vaccines.

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Algerian humanitarian aids arrive in Ghat and Ubari via the Libyan-Algerian border checkpoints of Dabdab and Teen Al-Koum on the Algerian side. According to Algeria’s army, 30 tons of foods were brought on a flight from the capital to southern Algeria, and then they entered Libya via the land border crossing.

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Members of the aviation authority held a sit-in in front of Sabha municipality urging for the reopening of the city’s airport and calling on the officials to work on solving the issues in order  to reopen the airport, which was shut in 2014 due to security issues, but it is ready now for flights.     

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Libyan Beach Soccer Federation announced the death of Libyan player Essam Al-Sharif to pay tribute to his remarkable contribution to Libya’s beach soccer team in regional and continental competitions.

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IOM said it had hired a plane and helped deport 334 illegal immigrants to Senegal and Nigeria from Mitiga airport in Tripoli. On the first flight to Nigeria, 162 migrants: 101 women, 43 men, and 18 children were repatriated, whereas on the second flight to Senegal, 172 migrants including one woman were sent back home.