News Roundup - Sun, Feb 26, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sun, Feb 26, 2017

February 26, 2017 - 16:41
Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The General Union of Air Traffic Controllers threatened on Sunday to suspend all air traffic in Libya if the Central Bank of Libya did not approve the financial measures for buying new equipment for air traffic control towers in all over Libya, in addition to training programs for the air traffic controllers.

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 car bomb in Benghazi on Sunday killing two Al-Saiqa militants and wounded four others including senior commander Mahmoud Al-Wirfalli.

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Flights at Tobruk Airport in east Libya were suspended on Sunday due to job protests. Local sources said the protesters shut down the aviation fuel depot at the airport demanding jobs at Brega Oil Marketing.

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Libyan national football team player Moaed Al-Lafai was freed Sunday night after one day of abduction. No further details about his abduction were given.. Al-Lafi, a local footballer for Tripoli-based Al-Ahli club, was abducted Saturday evening after finishing his training session in the club.

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The EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini has welcomed the ceasefire agreement in Abu Salim district of Tripoli. She said in a statement on Saturday: “Violence will not resolve any of Libya's political challenges. What is expected by all parties is that they refrain from unilateral acts of violence and ensure the protection of the Libyan, civilian population.”

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The Libyan Iron and Steel Company said it had deposited LYD 200 million of cash sales in banks in just 10 days to provided income for citizens.

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The UN-Presidency Council appointed Brig. Idriss Saleh Abu Khamada as Chief of Petroleum Facilities Guard to replace late Brig. Ali Al-Ahrash, who was died of cancer last month.

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Tripoli residents on Saturday the 6th anniversary of February 25 anti-Gaddafi regime protests.

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The Head of High Council of State Abdul-Rahman Al-Swaihli held talks in Tunis on Saturday with US Ambassador to Libya Peter Bodde. Both sides discussed joint relations and the Libyan political stalemate. Bodde said his country is ready to train Libyan Army and police personnel under the command of a civilian authority.

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The Legal Office of Finance Ministry has suspended the Director of Customs Authority Mustafa Al-Torjoman and another official from work until a probe into alleged corruption takes place.

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The UN-proposed Presidency Council has decided to set up a government university in Murzuq town in Fezzan region, southwest Libya.