News Roundup - Thu, May 25, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Thu, May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017 - 15:16
Written by: HousamNajjair

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The first scientific conference for the protection of the environment and sustainable development came to its conclusion today. The conference, which lasted for three days and held under the auspices of the Higher Institute of Energy, focused on the areas adjacent to the oil fields in the oases of Jalo. The National Oil Corporation and representatives of several oil companies operating in the region among them, Arabian Gulf, Al Waha Company and Al-Zwaitina Company were among those in attendance. During the conference, several papers were presented dealing with the oil pollution of adjacent areas to the oil fields.

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A researcher for the Human Rights Solidarity Group, Ahmed Mahmoud called for an international investigation into the attack on the Brak AlShati air base, which took place last May. Mahmoud said that in the absence of impartial reports and the denial of the third force then an independent and impartial investigation was in order. “Due to the failure of successive transitional Governments to successfully conduct any investigations into the serious crimes against humanity in Libya I request an international commission be mandated by the Human Rights Council or the UN Security Council” he concluded.

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The Real Estate Registry Department of the Ministry of Justice held a meeting at its headquarters in Tripoli in which it discussed the possibility of implementing The Electronic Archiving Project for real estate records in a step aimed at preserving the records of private and public property.

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Two people were killed and nine others injured by a hand grenade during a quarrel between a group of young people in the Salmani area in Benghazi. 
Witnesses said that one of the parties to the quarrel threw a grenade that killed two members of the Dignity Operation and wounded nine civilians. According to ambulance services, those wounded sustained injuries considered to be varying between the minor to critical adding that there is a person still unidentified after admittance to the operating room upon arrival.

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The Olympic Academy in Tripoli celebrated the conclusion of the football coaches' introductory course On Wednesday. The course, which covers the basics of football in order to obtain a category D training license, was held under the supervision of the Education Bureau of the Libyan Football Federation. The course lasted for four days, from the 13th to the 17th of May and was made up of theory and practical stages. Forty four trainers from different regions of Libya participated.

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A 22-ton shipment of medical aid from the Turkish Red Crescent arrived at Tripoli's Matiga airport on Wednesday night. The delegation to receive the shipment included the attendance of the Director of the Asian Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdul Razzaq Abograd, the Turkish Ambassador to Libya, Ahmet Aydın Dogan along with a number of embassy staff. Also in attendance was the Director of the Department of International Cooperation in the Ministry of Health Abdel Minam Al Shams and a number of specialists in the medical supply system.

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Local sources said on Wednesday that a girl committed suicide by hanging herself in the Marawa area, approximately sixty five kilometers south of the city of Bayda. The victim is identified as fourteen year old Waneesa Qalaylun sources said. The Ministry of Health in the Eastern Interim Government of Abdulla Thinni had previously formed a committee to investigate this continuing phenomenon of suicide in the city of Bayda.

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sent a convoy of humanitarian aid to families that returned to their homes in Sirte. The convoy is part of a series of relief convoys aimed to ease the suffering of the people of the city who are enduring difficult conditions. The head of the crisis committee Fouzi AlShakerbi said, “Approximately 1400 families benefitted from the convoy which contained basic food items, cleaning materials, furniture, household items, cookware and blankets”.