News Roundup - Wed, Jan 11, 2017

News Roundup - Wed, Jan 11, 2017

January 11, 2017 - 16:49
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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UN-proposed Minister of Finance told the Presidential Council that he agreed on raising the salaries of the ministry of finance so that they become equal to the salaries of the Prime Ministry employees, attributing the raise to the perilous nature of the jobs they are doing and saying that the raise could protect them from receiving bribery given how insufficient their salaries are.

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The body of Colonel Omar Enbih, who works for the General Authority of Passports and citizenship, was found in Maya town, Wirshiffana after being abducted for days by the bandits’ gangs who are positioned in Wirshiffana.

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Brega Oil and Gas Company discussed with the municipality of Al-Khums the viability of constructing Al-Khums Oil Depot in an area of 100 hectares and capacity of 600 thousand tons in order to be used to store and distribute oil products. Brega’s project is considered the biggest in North Africa on the storing level as it would help provide stocked fuel that would be sufficient for 90 days.  

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A number of the Italian Embassy’s employees arrived in Tripoli accompanied with a security team that is going to coordinate with the Libyan Security Department and Diplomatic Security Units in Tripoli to secure the embassy’s building and employees.

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Ghadames municipality delayed the talks that should have taken place today in the city by the political dialogue committee until the needed logistic and administrative measures are taken. It added on Tuesday that it had called on the supervising committee of the talks to communicate directly with the municipality.

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Several HoR members rejected the proposal of changing the Libyan national anthem and flag that was advocated by some of their colleagues, saying such an action is aimed at agitating the public opinion and adding that this proposal can only be considered by the Libyan constitution, which is still in the making, after Libyans are polled.

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Sources from Sirte confirmed that three Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos personnel were killed in a car accident in Al-Rawagha, 76 km away from Sirte. Among the dead, there was the Manager of the Libya Al-Wataniya TV, Sirte office, Muhsen Abu Rageba, according to the sources, which said a fourth person in the car survived and was sent to Misrata Central Hospital.

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Al-Naser won the title of the Libyan Basketball League (LBL) for the third time in its history after beating Al-Ahli Tripoli 55-45 in the final round of the 40th LBL’s finals, which were held in Benghazi.

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Oil vessel, Anwar Libya, arrived in Tripoli Port on Tuesday coming from Facilco Port in Cyprus, from which it sailed on January 06, laden with 25 thousand tons of gasoline.