News Roundup - Sun, Jan 22, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sun, Jan 22, 2017

January 22, 2017 - 17:17
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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The head of Al-Khums military council, Mustafa Sultan, said the member of the council, Omar Al-Shatiwi, was killed by unidentified persons near the city’s power steam plant, adding that the killers were in a car with blotted windows and got away fast after gunning the member down.

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Sabha mayor, Hamid Al-Khayali, said the water shortage is still persisting in the city even after the power returned, adding that it is because many pumps have been damaged and the power voltage is very weak. He added that the municipality is providing water to houses by water tanker trucks until the issue is fixed.

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Many areas nearby Al-Rayayna district in Nafousa Mountain lost power as the electricity office of the district said it had to cut the power because a cat entered into the cables cabins and started touching electric cables leading to a power outage, according to the office’s Facebook page.  A team from Gharyan has started repairing the issue.

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Deliberations meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue members has kicked off in Hammamet, Tunisia, with most pf the dialogue parties arriving in the opening session of the meeting. The meeting discusses the ways possible to expand the political agreement to revive it anew after months of inaction.

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The Man-Made River system administration, Hasawna, Jafara, said it had repaired the damages and resumed filling the eastern water track saying water supplies could flow in the capital on Sunday piecemeal according to the availability of power, especially that the electric network went into three total blackouts last week.

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The deputy head of the contests committee at the Libyan Handball Federation, Yousif Al-Haljan, said Al-Ahli Benghazi and Al-Naser’s match of the seventh week of the Libyan Handball League has been put off to a later date due to security issues over the number of the spectators, who exceeded the number allowed inside the handball court.

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The head of the Russian Federation Council's defense committee, Viktor Ozerov, said on Sunday that Russia is not conducting talks on creating military bases in Libya’s eastern region. Pro-Haftar media claimed that he had agreed with Russia on setting up military bases in the east in exchange of Russian airstrikes similar to those in Syria.