News Roundup - Tue, May 23, 2017

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News Roundup - Tue, May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017 - 18:21
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

General syndicate of university teaching staff decided to back off from its decision to halt teaching after the teaching hours of the staff were paid as extra hours in some faculties. Earlier, the syndicate said study would be suspended starting May 23 till a further notice. 

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The Constitution Drafting Assembly has suspended its work until July 02 after Eid celebration due to the withdraw of eastern members who citied need for talks with Cyrenaica elders. CDA member Nadia Omran said they voted to adopt Committee of Nine's proposal as a basis to be voted for, in addition to amendments to internal codes. 

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Head of Libyan General Directorate for Borders Security and Head of the Libyan Italian Joint Operations Room, Tariq Shanbor, agreed with the Head of EUPAM mission in Libya Vincenzo Tagliaferri to form a joint team to implement the training program that will kick off the first week of Ramadan. They also discussed raising the qualifications of the Libyan personnel by the EU support.

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Libya will take part in World Championships in Athletics in Kenya in August despite financial hardships, said the head of the Libyan Athletics Federation, Muhsen Al-Sibaye. Libya will be entitled to pick only one athlete without having to play in the qualifiers, said Al-Sabaye, adding that the Libyan Athletics Federation will test the athletes to pick the most efficient. 

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GECOL installed Monday two power units made in the US with a capacity of 60 megawatts. The operation was done by Libya Holding Company, which is said the tests for operation on general network will be done next week. The new two units aim at dropping the hours of load shedding and power outages in the country in the peak time in summer. 

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Foreign Minister of UN-proposed government Mohammed Sayala agreed with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, on the return of Turkish Airlines flights between Libya and Turkey after Ramadan. The agreement came in a sideline meeting in Riyadh. They also talked about cooperation in electric energy sectors and the methods needed to provide better power services in Libya. 

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Three unknown bodies were found in a well in Sabha, sources from Al-Gerda police station said. An official at the Libyan Red Crescent, Ibrahim Al-Taher, said the bodies had their hands tied to their backs and they have been dead for a week. their identities are unknown as the bodies were decomposed.

 

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Libyan Airlines company was tasked on Monday with flying Libyan hajjis to the holy sites in Saudi Arabia from all Libyan airports, as per an agreement between the Presidential Council member, Ahmed Hamza, who is the head of Hajj Committee, and the CEO of the airliner, Fathi Al-Shatte on May 18.

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General Assembly of Al-Itihad sports club elected on Monday Daghim Masoud, as a Secretary-General with his electoral list achieving 158 votes to 71 votes achieved by the second candidate, Abdelghani Madi, while the third, Mohammed Al-Bakshi, got only 20 votes. Daghim's list included two members: Mohammed Farhat and Mohammed Al-Azraq.

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Libyan National Center for Animal Health said avian influenza cases ( Low pathogenic avian influenza H7) were registered in Gharyan, western Libya, adding that it is following the case closely and is taking the needed measures given the available capabilities.