News Roundup - Thu, Mar 30, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Thu, Mar 30, 2017

March 30, 2017 - 15:48
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Arab countries urged at the Arab Summit in Jordan for lifting the freezing of Libyan assets in the foreign banks. In the summit's resolution, the countries added that those assets must be allocated to give good services to all Libyans, adding that the Presidential Council, the House of Representatives, Central Bank of Libya, and all Libyan economic institutions must work together to find solutions to Libya's economic crisis, taking into account the Rome statement.

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Geology Professor: Rajab Al-Khazmi, was kidnapped by Dignity Operation forces in Benghazi. He is 79 years old and is a leader at the Islamic Gathering Party.

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GECOL said it had finished working on the 66 kilovolts cable on the wooden electricity pillars to provide power for Zilla area under the supervision of the crisis committee and other official bodies of the southern GECOL administration. Zilla has suffered from constant power outages due to a sand storm that hit the area and saw some pillars fallen.

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Audit Bureau agreed to import basic food goods worth 65 million euros, saying on Wednesday that the Prices Balancing Fund sent a number of contracts that aim at importing basic goods in the coming period of time and it approved them after running checks on them.

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Amnesty International described Haftar's fighters' killings of the captives as war crimes, saying in a report that after checking two of three videos posted on social media, one fighter from Haftar's forces was seen shooting three of Benghazi Shura Council's captives using Kalashnikov as the captives had their heads against the wall. The report added that another video showed Haftar's fighters threatening and humiliating a captured fighter, then dragging him on the ground before shooting him dead.

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GECOL said an armed group stormed into the headquarters of the consumers department in Bab Benghashir, Tripoli, causing panic and frightening among the employees. It added on Facebook that it has suspended work at all headquarters except the technical ones that are related to the power network until the security situation in Tripoli becomes safe so that the lives of the employees can't be in danger.

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At least 146 illegal immigrants were killed Wednesday after their boat had sunk off Sabratha coast. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the boat sinking incident happened near the Libyan coast and one person only survived it, adding that he is 16 years old and was rescued onboard a Spanish ship from Operation Sophia. UNHCR added that the only surviver confirmed that 146 were onboard the boat before it sank.