News Roundup, Thu, Jul 28, 2016

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News Roundup, Thu, Jul 28, 2016

July 28, 2016 - 17:00
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Last Updated: 10:43pm

The Municipality of Derna issued a statement Thursday saying the siege laid by Dignity Operation to the city is still in effect, thus worsening the already-miserable humanitarian situation of the city.

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Week 8 from the Libyan Soccer League: AL-Madina won 2-0  Wednesday over Khaleej Sirte at Tripoli stadium and temporarily topped the second group.  Al-Sharara beat Al-Mahalla 2-1, while Al-Wahda beat Al-Tarasan 2-0 in the same group. On Thursday, Al-Itihad will play Aby Al-Ashahar and Al-Olumbi will play Al-Sweihli also in Tripoli. Whereas, al-Ahli, which has two delayed matches, will play first Khaleej Sirte on July 31 and then Al-Sharara on Agust 03.  

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Numerous food commodities and medicines that are Exported by the UAE to Libya by an allegedly Emirati fake firm are either expired or not for human use, an expert at the Libyan Center for Foods and Medicines told UAE 71 news website.

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Sirte Municipality distributed money aids for 5166 displaced families from Sirte to other cities. Every family has got 500 dinars. A media official at the Municipality said the grants will be deposited in the bank account of each family, saying this grant is the first one and will be followed by another to be distributed on other 3500 displaced families. 

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The UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler has declared that the Presidency Council, which was picked by the UN mission, is protected by militia groups. In an interview published in Egypt's Ahram newspaper on Tuesday, Kobler said the political agreement, signed in Skhirat in December 2015, stresses that Tripoli should become a green zone and all militia groups should leave it.

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UN-installed government raises the security alert level in Tripoli ahead of planned Friday protests. According to a new decision released today, the ministry of interior was ordered to take all necessary measures to secure the capital and all state institutions from today and until Saturday.

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Environment Protection Association warned about swimming on Tripoli’s beaches after reports about sea water samples were proven contaminated.