News Roundup - Wed, Mar 01, 2017

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News Roundup - Wed, Mar 01, 2017

March 01, 2017 - 16:23
Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Schools to be reopened in Sirte next Sunday, the city’s Education Office has announced.

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The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya has strongly condemned the killing of former regime officer Omer Ishkal in Benghazi’s Ganfouda, and accused both fighting groups in the city of being responsible for his killing.

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The UNDP has delivered solar power panels to the Heart Hospital in Tajoura, Tripoli, as part of UNDP to fund installation of solar power panels on the roofs of hospitals in several cities across Libya to guarantee a stable supply of electricity.

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Spokesperson of the interim government in east Libya, Abdul-Hakim Matoug, has resigned after four months in office without giving any explanation. Observers say that the reason behind the resignation is his dispute with premier Abdullah Al-Thanni. 

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Afriqiya Airways has launched cargo flights to Jordan.

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President of the High Council of State Abdul-Rahman Al-Swaihli held talks in Tripoli with British Ambassador to Libya Peter Millett over the political crisis and cooperation between both countries.

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Head of UNSMIL Martin Kobler has urged parties in Benghazi to respect humanitarian law in Ganfouda. “Those not respecting human rights must be held accountable.” He said.

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Head of Salvation Government Khalifa Al-Ghawiel said Tripoli International Airport will to be reopened before the end of March.

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The Special Deterrence Force has rescued 3-year old boy Ali Mahir from crime-hit Wirshiffana region after his abduction by gangsters for ransom.

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The fifth phase of Sirte IDPs return to their houses has ended on Tuesday, said Mohamed Shaoush, the member of the committee that was formed to facilitate the IDPs return. He added that the five stages saw around 7000 families returning to their houses.

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The faculty of Economy and Political Studies of Bani Walid University in Bani Walid city, 200 km southeast Tripoli, has hosted a two-day scientific conference about the monetary policy and its role in achieving the economic stability. The conference was held under the slogan "Together for a better future for Libya."