News Roundup - Tue, Feb 28, 2017

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News Roundup - Tue, Feb 28, 2017

February 28, 2017 - 16:41
Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Tobruk-based House of Representatives on Monday to select a new dialogue team to represent it in the forthcoming Libyan political dialogue meetings.

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Former regime officer Omer Salem Ishkal was in the besieged neighbourhood of Ganfouda, Benghazi on Tuesday, Saraya Media has reported.

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Derna Shura fighters said today that they had repelled an attack by Dignity Operation forces in Dahr Al-Homir in south Derna. Two Shura fighters and four Dignity militants were wounded in the clashes which took place in the early hours of the day.

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Algerian Minister for Maghreb, African Union and Arab League Affairs Abdelkader Messahel said his country has adopted a roadmap from three points to resolve the Libyan political crisis to be discussed in next month’s Libya meeting of Algerian, Egyptian and Tunisian foreign ministers.

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Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani recived in Doha a delegation of military officers from the western region of Libya, in addition to elders from the city of Misrata. The meeting discussed the Libyan political stalemate and ways of resolving it.

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2 Dignity Operation militants were killed in clashes against Benghazi Shura Council for the control of the remaining 12 residential buildings in Ganfouda district in western Benghazi.

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Head of UN-installed Presidency Council Fayaz Sirraj told the 34th United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting in Geneva that some illegitimate Libyan parties are trying to militarize the country and bring dictatorship back to the country by banning Libyan nationals from travelling without security permit.

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The head of the Public Services Company in Derna, Talal Al-Hinsher, announced today a full stoppage of the cleaning work in the city due to the lack of fuel for garbage trucks. The so-called Omar Al-Mukhtar Military Operations Room of Dignity Operation has been besieging Derna for months, disallowing cash, cooking gas, fuel, medicines and other basic needs from entering the city.

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The Libyan medical contract workers staged a sit-in in Tripoli's Algeria Square on Monday to demand their unpaid salaries for three years.

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The Commission of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Benghazi marked yesterday its 63th anniversary by holding a ceremony in Sulaiman Darrat sports compound where it honored some of the most important figures in the history of the commission.

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Tripoli Medical Reference Laboratory said it will stop the performance of viral screening until further notice because of the shortage of the equipment and materials needed for it.

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The Public Company for Land Transport said that it will reopen its oil terminals trips as of tomorrow when it launches the first trip to Ras Lanuf, adding that the resumption of the trips from Tripoli to Benghazi and vice versa will take place very soon.

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The municipality of Tarhuna (90 Km southeast Tripoli) said that the official opening of Sharshara Tourist Park will take place tomorrow, calling on people from all Libyan cities to come to Tarhuna to witness the event.