News Roundup - Tue, Jul 4, 2017

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News Roundup - Tue, Jul 4, 2017

July 04, 2017 - 17:27
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Tripoli Medical Center (TMC) received Monday the second cargo of blood diseases and tumors' medicines for children. National Oil Corporation said the medicines were given to the TMC under the sponsorship of Italian Eni Oil Company as part of development and social responsibility for foreign companies working in Libya.

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Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos media office said the operations room securing Sirte had been permitted to reopen the roads of corniche in the city after demining woks ended, thus announcing Sirte coastline as fully secure and ready for beach-goers.

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Libyan authorities handed over two IS Tunisian nationals to their Tunisian counterpart via Ras Ajdair border crossing. According to Tunis Afrique Presse, the two were arrested in Libya's Al-Khums city after running away from Sirte and they will be sent to Tunisian relevant authorities for investigation.

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Head of High Council of State (HCS), Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli, and a number of members will travel on Friday to The Hague, Mousa Faraj - the head of the HCS committee for amending the Libyan Political Agreement - said. He added that the invitation came from Holland so that a meeting with HoR members from eastern Libya in the presence of the new UN envoy Ghassan Salame can take place to discuss the political process.

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A random bomb fell in the middle of Al-Salmani Martyrs school in Benghazi this afternoon leaving only material damage to stores nearby the school. The exams office in Benghazi had to transfer middle school exams to Al-Waed school in Al-Salmani area.

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Member of the Presidential Council, Ahmed Hamza, said he was contacting relevant authorities to help release the two Libyans arrested in Saudi Arabia. The media office of the UN-proposed government said Hamza met a delegation from Al-Zawiya elders and HoR representatives and discussed with them the latest about the two nationals. 

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Fursan Janzour Brigade said it had finished evacuating the Tourist Village and closed it until a further notice. The village was evacuated from all renters and residents as it needs service and repair works by a company contracted by Janzour Municipality.

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HoR member, Fathi Bashagha, said there is no article in the Libyan Political Agreement that specifies duration for the expiration of the Presidential Council, adding that the time assigned to the UN-proposed government starts ticking away once it is approved by the HoR, which has not happened yet. He also said that Egypt is biased to one party over the other in Libya, stressing that they agreed with the Egyptian committee to have a Libyan united military institution under a civilian leadership, which necessitates contact between western and eastern officers.