News Roundup - Thu, Aug 25, 2016

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News Roundup - Thu, Aug 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 - 16:56
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Last Updated: 10:30pm

The UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council appointed Al-Mahdi Al-Maghrabi as the Ambassador to the UN to rpleace Ibrahim Dabbashi, who has been in post for 5 years. The Protocol and Communication Department at the UN listed Al-Maghrabi as the approved Libyan Ambassador in New York starting from August 22, 2016.   

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Al-Ahli Tripoli drew Wednesday with Kawkab Al-Marakchi from Morocco in the final match of the two-group round at the CAF Confederation Cup to end its participation in the competition at the bottom rank of the group with only two points.

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Misrata Central Hospital said it received the body of one fighter from Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos after a landmine exploded in Buwairat Al-Hasoun district as the fighter touched the landmine planted by IS with his car.   

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The Audit Bureau sent a letter to the Education Minister of the UN-proposed government warning of the delay and procrastination in implementing the Presidential Council’s decision regarding printing school books by means of immediate contraction, saying that decision was not taken seriously.

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Security and media sources confirmed that the coastal road that links Tripoli with Wirshiffana and Al-Zawiya has been reopened, pointing out that all the sand barricades in Sayad and Maya districts on the coastal road were removed.

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Al-Madina remains on top of group 2 at the Libyan Soccer League after drawing 1-1 with Al-Shatt on Wednesday at Tripoli Stadium and thus reaching 25 points, while Al-Shatt ranked fourth in the group with 18 points losing any ray of hope to reach the final round of the league.

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Dismissed Libyan Ambassador to the UN, Ibrahim Dabbashi, urged the Secretary-General of the UN Ban Ki-moon to invite the Speaker, Prime Minister, and Foreign Minister of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives to attend the UN meetings, tweeting if the UN invited Al-Serraj instead, they will file a lawsuit against the UN and the UN Security Council at the International Criminal Court.  

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Misrata Central Hospital reported that 2 killed fighters from Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos arrived Wednesday in the hospital due to a landmine explosion. The landmine was planted by IS terrorists in the areas they withdrew from, sources added. In the Meantime, uneasy calm had descended on Sirte after Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos announced a two-day deadline for the families of the IS militants to leave the area they are trapped in (residential areas 1 and 3).   

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Spokesperson of Khalifa Haftar’s militias threatened on Wednesday to fight cities that are under the control of UN-proposed government.

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Derna Shura Council has refused a request from Defense Minister-designate of UN-proposed government Mihdi Baraghati to meet them, the council said on Wednesday.