News Roundup - Sun, Jul 24, 2016

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News Roundup - Sun, Jul 24, 2016

July 24, 2016 - 16:59
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Last Updated: 10:00pm

The CEO of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanallah, rejected the agreement struck by the UN-proposed government and the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) to reopen the main oil terminals and to increase Libya’s oil production.

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North Tripoli Court's clerks organized a sit-in on Sunday to reject the abduction of the consultant Mahmoud Bu Ameed, the Head of the North Tripoli Court. Bu Ameed was kidnapped last Thursday from in front the courts premises in Tripoli by an unidentified armed group. 

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Al-Ahli Benghazi continued to be on top of group one at the Libyan Soccer League after making an important win against Al-Naser 3-1 at Omar Al-Mukhtar Stadium in Al-Bayda city as part of the seventh-week matches.

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Panorama TV reported the spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Mohammed Al-Ghasri as saying that the locations they seized from the grip of IS while advancing in Sirte Sunday is an IS workshop for making explosives and is in the first place a house owned by Muamar Gaddafi’s cousin Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam.

Gaddaf Al-Dam told Egyptian media when IS fist started to lay grip on Sirte that the IS militants are a group of good guys who are very ethical and religious, saying he supports them in all of what they do, yet he later denied saying so and said he was misunderstood.  

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The Central Security Department (CSD) in the Old Town recovered on Saturday some artifacts stolen from an ancient house that belongs to the Karamanli’s family.

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Media Office of the General Electricity Company confirmed Sunday that one of the power generating stations  in the southern region was vandalized. It added that the electric circuits that link the stations generating power to the south were switched off due to gunshots fired at them, causing gas leakage. "This action will cause a deficiency of  (150-200) megawatts of the general output of the station and thus lead to more hours of outage.  

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A notorious Benghazi killer has threatened to murder Dignity Operation opponents in the city; days after more than a dozen people were killed in cold blood and thrown away in a landfill. A video posted online showed militiaman Shoaib Bu Midyan threatening to murder Dignity Operation opponents in Laithi neighbourhood.

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A militia group loyal to rogue General Khalifa Hafter has refused to resume oil exports from the oil crescent region in response to the Thursday meeting of UN chief Martin Kobler with Ibrahim Jodran in Ras Lanouf.

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