News Roundup - Thu, Nov 24, 2016

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News Roundup - Thu, Nov 24, 2016

November 24, 2016 - 17:25
Written by: Abed

Last Updated: 9:26pm

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos posted photos showing the return of students to schools in Sawawa district, northern Sirte.

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The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos posted photos showing the return of students to schools in Sawawa district, northern Sirte.

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The Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Authority in Tripoli issued an ordinance banning a number of Salafi-Madkhali-affiliated preachers, called after their fellowship of sheikh Rabee Al-Madkhali, from standing on mosques’ minbars and delivering preaching or religious lectures without obtaining a permit.

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Libya Revolutionaries Operations Room urged in a statement Wednesday the murderers of Dr. Nadir Al-Omrani to turn themselves in, warning that it would punish any party that puts a roof above their heads. The room reaffirmed that the killing of cleric Al-Omrani is an ordeal all Libyans have to suffer, offering his family and all Libyans condolences and vowing to bring down the murderers so they can be tried for their crime. 

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The deputy head of the eastern civil registry in Libya, Rashid Al-Saiti, urged the heads of the registry’s offices in the region not to attend any meetings that are not convened by the House of Representatives and Al-Thanni government as per the HoR Speaker, Aqialh Saleh, in a reaction to the UN-proposed government’s decision to provide people with basic foods through the national identification number system.

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Mellita Gas and Oil Company denied the reopening of Sharara and Al-Feel oilfields’ pipelines that are located in Al-Rayana district. The pipelines have been shut since November 2014. It added that all efforts to negotiate for its reopening have gone in vain, saying the Zintani armed groups, which are closing the pipeline, have rejected to adopt any compromise regarding the reopening.

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The head of the Sabha Elders Council, Mohammed Al-Housh, confirmed that the ceasefire reached by the two warring tribes in the city is still in place without any reported violations, adding that they are working on a permanent reconciliation in the presence of the city’s social components. Signs of normal living conditions have started to return to the city with some shops reopening and other public services gradually resuming work.

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The eastern governor Abdelraziq Al-Nathori agreed on holding a students’ party in Benghazi to celebrate the 2016-2017 students’ activities. A committee from the General Directorate of Students’ Activities at Al-Thanni government’s Education Ministry sent a letter to Al-Nathori asking for permission to hold the party, whose date has not been specified yet.  

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Benghazi Shura Council said eight persons were killed in a UAE airstrike in cooperation with Khalifa Haftar’s forces on November 13 after being released from prison prior to the airstrike. The airstrike killed them in their house in Ganfouda, Benghazi.

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Bodies recovery team of the Red Crescent in Derna picked up three unidentified bodies from Al-Fatayeh district in eastern the city. The team said the bodies might be for captives of IS militants, who were in control of the district before they were kicked out of it late last year.

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The General Electricity Company said it would cut off power partially on Friday and Saturday in the eastern region in order to do urgent maintenance work for the fifth unit in northern Benghazi power plant. The company said 6 hours of load shedding will take place each day in order to stabilize the power network.

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The General Director of Libya’s Customs Department, Mustafa Al-Tarjman, urged the Head of the Misrata Customs Department not to follow the orders of Misrata mayors about banning the exportation of scrap. He also reaffirmed in a letter to him that he should not implement any orders coming from any party or authority regarding the exportation of scrap and follow only the orders of the Ministry of Economy. Misrata municipality issued a ban on exporting scrap from the city’s port after doubts that stolen electricity wires and steel poles have been smuggled.