News Roundup - Tue, Feb 14, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Tue, Feb 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 - 17:38
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Abu Al-Tefel oilfield’s administration said 84 engineers and technicians arrived Monday in the field’s airport after it had been recently reopened in a bid to reopen the oilfield soon. The oilfield, 60 km northern Jalu, has an output capacity of 250.000 oil bpd. 

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UN denied the news circulated on Israeli media outlets that said the UN held talks with former Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni, to appoint her as a delegate to Libya and head of the UNSMIL in Martin Kobler’s post. UN deputy spokesman said deliberations between the Secretary General and the relevant countries are underway for a new pick.

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Electricity will be restored to war-torn areas in Sirte, said Mohammed Al-Amil, a journalist at Sirte municipality. He added that some areas like neighborhoods 1 and 2 as well as Al-Ribat need more than nine power stations after the old ones were damaged by war.

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Libyan law organizations urged Monday international organizations and law and relief agencies to press the Presidential Council and the Tobruk-based HoR to rescue the trapped civilians in Ganfouda, Benghazi, saying they are concerned about the current bombing of Operation Dignity on the district, which is suffering from terrible humanitarian conditions.

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Supervising committee of the sports federations’ elections said it had to delay the date of the executive elections of a number of the federations to the end of this month due to flights issues.

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Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos patrols found fuel and ammunition used in heavy weapons for IS in southern Al-Noufiliya town, Wadi Al-Mizughiat, eastern Sirte. An official said IS might have hidden them as supplies.

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The Scholarships Commission renewed its call for releasing the money grants for the students abroad on the 2014-2015 schedule, adding that it had provided the needed paperwork but the relevant authorities had not taken any action.  

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Sabha Medical Center sent a letter to the Minister of Health saying the bodies in the morgue are way too more than the center can accommodate, saying some corpses are outside the morgue and most of the bodies have not been identified. He added that those bodies would need to go to forensics and then buried, saying the center will not be able to receive any more bodies.   

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Derna municipality urged foreign infrastructure and construction companies to return to the city to finish their projects, vowing in a statement sent to the Korean and Turkish companies on Tuesday to facilitate their work and provide them with security.