News Roundup - Thu, Mar 02, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Thu, Mar 02, 2017

March 02, 2017 - 16:29
Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the head of UN-installed Presidency Council Fayaz Sirraj held Thursday talks in Moscow on Libya’s political crisis. 

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31 people were in the Libyan southern city of Sabha in February, the city’s police station reported on Thursday.

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A Turkish-flagged oil tanker has been in the Libyan city of Zuwara by local smugglers.

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Prime minister of interim government in east Libya, Abdullah Al-Thanni, has dismissed his deputy Al-Mihdi Al-Labad and referred him to investigation office on corruption charges. Al-Labad is accused of signing a fake contract with a Lebanese company worth 28 million euros.

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Armed brigades loyal to UN-installed Presidency Council have issued a four-day security and set up several checkpoints in Tripoli, starting from Wednesday 01, in anticipation of any security breaches in the capital.

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Head of UN-installed Presidency Council Fayaz Sirraj arrived in Moscow today leading a high-ranking delegation form his government. The PC delegation is expected to hold talks with their Russian counterparts on joint cooperation and the ongoing efforts to resolve Libya’s political crisis.

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The number of families that have returned to Sirte until March 01 has reached 6997, the Media Center of Al-Bonyan Al-Marsoon Operation has reported.

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Classes resume in Sirte on March 05, the city’s Education Office has confirmed, following months of suspension due to the clashes against ISIS.

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The road between Gasir Akhiar and Al-Alos towns, some 70 km to the east of Tripoli, was closed on Wednesday due to protests over the arrest of 3 locals by Tripoli-based Deterrence Force on drug charges. The road was reopened hours later after the intervention of Al-Bonyan Al-Marsoon Operation, which assured them that it would follow the case with government authorities.

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Mediation efforts exerted by elders from Bayda have succeeded in reconciling between rogue General Khalifa Haftar and Colonel Faraj Al-Barasi. Relations between both sides have been strained after the two failed attempts to arrest Al-Barasi by an armed group, affiliated with Dignity Operation, led by Ahmed Gharour.