News

HNEC says ready to implement municipal and general elections

The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) announced full readiness to hold general and municipal elections, reaffirming its commitment to implementing the issued electoral laws.

HNEC explained that the delay in holding municipal elections is due to technical and administrative challenges, including rebuilding the voter registration system, the slow response of some government institutions, and the lack of necessary financial funds.

Economy

LISCO inks deal with Danieli to build 2 million ton direct reduction plant

The Libyan Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Italian company Danieli on Monday to launch a project to construct a direct reduction plant.

In a Facebook statement, the company said the plant will produce two million tons of sponge and hot briquetted iron annually.

LISCO has shared that this venture will be a collaborative effort, with Danieli holding a majority stake of 51% and the Libyan company with 49%. Following the estimated 3.5 years of implementation, the project is expected to recover its capital within eight years.

Sports

Variety

Authorities raid a Benghazi cryptocurrency hub

The Security Directorates Support Apparatus in eastern Libya announced the seizure of more than 1,000 Bitcoin mining devices in Benghazi, saying that the mining hub that was located in eastern Al-Salmani area contained more than 1000 devices for mining cryptocurrencies, which were earning approximately $45,000 per month.

The Apparatus indicated that the raid on the place resulted in the confiscation of all existing devices, internet and electricity equipment that were damaging the electrical network, stressing that efforts were ongoing to find those responsible for this illegal activity to bring them to justice.

Education

Minister of Education: I expect Libya to rank well in international index of educational quality

The Minister of Education of the Government of National Unity, Musa Al-Magarif, has expected that Libya would rank well in the international classification “Davos” for the quality of education.

Al-Magarif said, in a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, that he understands the popular anger after Libya dropped out of the international classification in 2022, attributing this to the failure of those responsible for the Statistics Center at the International Forum to receive data and statistics of the educational process in Libya in a timely manner, and not for any other reason.

Health

State of emergency declared in Kufra as displaced population brings disease outbreak

The Director of Kufra Teaching Hospital, Ismail Al-Ayda, has expressed concern about the spread of infectious diseases among displaced individuals arriving from Sudan to Kufra. He noted that the Ministry of Health has declared a state of emergency in response to this situation.

Al-Ayda described the health situation in the city as extremely critical, highlighting that a significant number of displaced individuals are suffering from infectious and potentially life-threatening diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, viral hepatitis, malaria, and various skin conditions.

Opinions

Six months have passed with advent of Eid al-Fitr, yet Gaza is in distress

Six full months have passed since the aggression on Gaza, half a year of genocide, killing, continuous fear and kidnapping of lives in unbearable horror. The Zionists, have treated the people of Gaza throughout this period with unspeakable brutality, so much so that they [Zionists] said one to another: Do not consider them human beings!

They left no mortal old man, no infant, no pregnant woman, no shelter, no relief convoys, no medical teams, no hospitals, and no patients in intensive care rooms.

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