News Roundup - Tue, May 02, 2017

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News Roundup - Tue, May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017 - 14:56
Written by: NewsDesk

Sirte University has signed a memorandum of understanding with British Council Libya. The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation between both sides in education, training and scientific research.

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Head of UN-installed Presidency Council Fayaz Sirraj and Commander of Dignity Operation Khalifa Haftar met in the UAE today. 

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Members from Ajdabiya Municipality in east Libya held talks with officials from a Chinese construction company to discuss development projects in the city including ways of establishing an airport, a port and a cement factory. The Chinese officials asked Ajdabiya Municipality to conduct a feasibility study in order to assess the projects and decide whether they can be implemented or not.

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Dignity Operation militants continued Tuesday their random shelling on Taminhint airbase in Sabha. No casualties were reported. 

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One person was killed and three others wounded when an indiscriminate shell fell in Benghazi’s Laithi district Monday night, local sources reported.

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The Supreme Council of the Oil and Gas Regions has requested a share of the country’s oil and gas revenues for the development of the region.

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Chief of Tobruk airport security Nasef Al-Manfi survived a car accident on Monday. According to the airport officials, Al-Manfi is now in good health conditions and is receiving treatment in Tobruk Medical Center.

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Security at Imsaad border crossing with Egypt seized 4000 cattle en route to be smuggled to Egypt. According to officlas at the Libyan side of the border, the smugglers are using both land routes in southern the city and water ones like Al-Bardi port.

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GECOL repairing teams in southern Libya finished fixing the network cables that connect Samnu and Kilo 18 power plants in northern Sabha after they were damaged due to Timnahent clashes, leading to the loss of 250 megawatts and hours of outage.

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Hun city will host Libyan-Libyan concord meeting under the slogan "We all are Libya" on Thursday. 17 municipal councils from southern and southeastern Libya will participate in the meeting in addition to representatives from southern social components. According to sources, a committee will be formed to urge the High Council of State, Presidential Council and the House of Representatives to attend the meeting.

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Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) said the British Supreme Court adjourned the verdict on the LIA lawsuit against the French bank Societe Generale till Wednesday. The verdict was supposed to be on Tuesday. LIA is suing Societe Generale for 2.1 billion dollars in transactions made between 2007 and 2009.

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Five armed men, a child and a civilian, were killed and 10 others were injured due to clashes between families on Monday in Al-Shabika district In Ajilat (140 Km western Tripoli). The armed brawl kicked off due to the killing of one person from one of the families, who is part of Tribes Army.

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Fursan Janzour brigade seized 14 tank trucks at Al-Gheran Checkpoint in Janzour as they were heading to Tunisia with extra tanks installed to smuggle fuel, diesel and the like. The smuggled quantity was 3000/5000 liters in each truck.