News Roundup - Wed, Apr 12, 2017

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News Roundup - Wed, Apr 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 - 17:14
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Central Bank of Libya said it had taken the necessary measures in coordination with all banks to import food goods worth 550 million dollars via bills for collection before the coming for Ramadan (In 20 days). It added the relevant authorities will be responsible for making sure the citizens buy the foods with the real prices. 

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GECOL said the shutdown of gas pipeline that feeds Ruwais power plant has caused it to close entirely losing 700 megawatts from the general electricity network, According to the media office, load shedding policy will be adopted by the GECOL manually to maintain the stability of the network.

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UN-proposed government's Interior Minister Aref Al-Khouja met with Egyptian counterpart Majdi Abdelghafar in Cairo, according to the Egyptian Interior Ministry. They both discussed the current security crisis and collaboration on all levels between the two governments.

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The Head of the High Council of State, Abndelrahman Al-Sweihli, condemned the attack on the house of the CBL's Governor, Al-Sidiq Al-Kabeer, saying the right to protest doesn't mean violating the laws and terrifying people.

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Gunmen kidnapped Tuesday the Civil Registry's Director in Tripoli Khalid Al-Bayad as he was on his way to Tajoura, eastern Tripoli. The media office of the Civil Registry accused one of Tripoli brigades of the abduction saying they forced him into handing over the civil registry electronic system and database. 

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Libyan Volleyball Federation decided to qualify Al-Sweihli team for the finals of Libya Cup after riots between the spectators in the game against Al-Itihad Misrati (3-0). Al-Sweihli will go with Al-Ahli Benghazi to the finals awaiting the decisive match for the western group between Asariya and Al-Jazeera. The federation's contests committee set the finals' date on 7-8-9 May.

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The Head of Public Relations Office in Al-Bayda security department said a committee was formed to follow the details of the latest suicide cases and said that the security personnel talked with the social affairs offices to send specialists and counselors to talk to the two survivors. He added that the security department kicked off Monday a large-scale campaign targeting witches and sorcerers' dins in the city and its suburbs. Six people were reported in suicide cases, while two survived lately in Al-Bayda.

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Illegal Immigration Fight Authority said it had opened a new migrants center in Tajoura. The anti-terrorism department hailed this new action and all those involved in making it happen.