News Roundup - Sun, Nov 27, 2016

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News Roundup - Sun, Nov 27, 2016

November 27, 2016 - 16:38
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 9:55pm

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) said it is ready to open two new units at the southern Tripoli gas turbine power plant with a capacity of 100 megawatts.

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The head of the humanitarian assistance committee at Derna Municipality, Abdelsalam Al-Daryawi, said Dignity Operation forces, who are laying a strict siege on Derna, has stated imposing tariffs on the cars entering the city.

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The National Oil Corporation in Libya (NOC) said it won’t be part of any upcoming oil production cuts while in fact it is gasping for increasing its output to hit former production rates.

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Al-Khums Municipality declared Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday this week as mourning days for the loss of four family members who were slaughtered on Saturday morning in Sooq Al-Khamis district. It added that it would do what it takes to bring the culprit to justice.

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A delegation of Derna notables headed Sunday morning to neighboring Martuba district in a bid to propose an initiative to open the blockaded main road connecting the two areas so that they can facilitate the entry of commodities and basic goods into Derna, which has been besieged by Khalifa Haftar’s militias since months.    

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Protesters blocked Al-Tamimi checkpoint – 100 km west of Tobruk – to complain about the forced disappearance of one of the district’s residents who was abducted by an unknown group months ago. Dignity Operation has been accustomed to kidnapping and torturing all those who speak out their opposition to it and to its leader, Khalifa Haftar. The latest Dignity Operation’s kidnaps were last Friday when they abducted some men from Sidra and Ben Jawad for their rejection of Haftar’s grip on the oil terminals.

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Students Union at Tripoli University is holding “Masarat Ruwad Al-Hayat 2030” exhibition at the Tripoli International Fair on November 26-29 with the slogan “A vision for the homeland.” The exhibition aims to display the professions, jobs, education institutions, presentations of pioneering business projects, and to give lectures, workshops, and details about how to apply for jobs.

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The newly accredited Dutch ambassador, Eric Strating tweeted Sunday saying; “370 yrs. after 1st Dutch consul presented credentials in Red Castle in Tripoli I did the same today. Talking about centuries long relations.”

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Living condition are gradually going back to normal in Sabha, and most of students have gone back to schools except for the areas that have had clashes between Gadadfa and Awlad Sulaiman tribes, sources from the city said. Earlier, education officials in Sabha said study would be back once the truce is fully respected and established.

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The Chief of the air force defense in Misrata, Khalid Al-Furjani, said two of the defense personnel were killed on duty in Al-Jazeera district’s defense camp in Misrata, adding that investigations are underway to bring down the criminals.