News Roundup - Wed, Jan 25, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Wed, Jan 25, 2017

January 25, 2017 - 17:38
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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The head of the tourism office in Bani Walid, Abdullah Al-Nakoa, urgently urged the Tourism Ministry, the Archaeology Authority and all relevant officials to visit the archaeological site of Talees to save it from human and nature damages.

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The Man-Made River system administration said there had been a fluctuation in the flow of water on Tuesday before it had gone back to normal later, denying the rumors that said water pipelines were closed by protesters from the south in a bid to cut water supplies in Tripoli.

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Misrata Customs intercepted 37 containers filled with copper cables stolen from power plants and power towers before they get exported via Misrata port as debris and scrap for recycling.

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Residents of Hay Al-Andalus district in Tripoli rejected the presence of armed groups within the residential areas of their district regardless of the reasons for that presence after the violations done by the force positioned din the district. They added that the armed groups have 72 hours maximum to leave the district or they would escalate the situation.

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Hatif Libya Telecom Company said its employees started overhauling the telecommunication system in Sirte to provide landline and internet connections for the people after over a year of outage.  

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The National Oil Corporation and the General Electricity Company of Libya discussed methods to provide fuel to Al-Sarir power station from Tobruk port despite the 700 km distance that separates them. Al-Sarir power station, which feeds southern and eastern cities with electricity, is facing several hurdles, as fuel is not provided with proper quantities.

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Dignity Operation MiG 23 renewed airstrikes on Hajaj Al-Fatayeh in Derna on Wednesday leaving only material damage.

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Tarhouna to host the first Libyan businesspersons gathering under the supervision of the city’s municipality in cooperation with Zaytona University on next Saturday. The gathering, dubbed “Tarhouna Calls for You”, will see many businesspersons from Tarhouna taking part to push for more investment opportunities in the city.   

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Reporters without Borders condemned the random arrest of Libya Panorama journalist, Weam Ben Zabiya, while he was going to his hometown Derna to attend a funeral for his relative on January 14, urging for his immediate release.