Defence Ministry says operations against smugglers were a success
The Ministry of Defence on Monday said "the meticulously executed operations" that targeted smuggling dens had achieved their goals.
"Our sons in the Air Force and the intelligence services have proven their efficiency and merit," the Defence Ministry said in a statement to commend the operations.
According to the statement, the first phase targeted seven vessels intended for human trafficking, six sites for drug dealers, and nine containers used for smuggling fuel abroad, besides weapons and equipment used by criminal gangs.
National Oil Corporation wins Ras Lanuf case against Emirati company
Libya's National Oil Company (NOC) won a case against its Emirati ex-partner Trasta Energy, a subsidiary of Al Ghurair group, before the Paris Court of Appeals, Africa Intelligence website has reported.
The website said the two companies were part of the consortium Libyan Emirates Oil Refining Co (LERCO), founded in 2008 to operate the Ras Lanuf refinery. However, the refinery suffered after the 2011 revolution and was shut down two years later.
Russia takes over Libya in international mini-football tournament in Istanbul
Russia won the international mini-football title after taking over Libya in the final in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Russians snatched their nail-biting victory with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out after the regular time ended in a stalemate with 1-1 on the scoring board.
Libya opened the score in minute 32nd before the Russians equalized by a penalty kick in minute 49.
The national mini-football team reached the finals after brushing off Turkey in the semi-finals.
Rare bird spotted in Libya for third time
A bird species that hadn’t been seen in Libya for nearly 15 years made a surprising return on May 14.
The Libyan Organization for Conservation of Nature confirmed this is the third time the Terek sandpiper has ever been spotted in Libya and the first in the Western region.
The previous records were both in the eastern parts of the country in 2008.
The species was spotted by the Organization's team while on a trip it conducted in coordination with the Misrata Environmental Affairs Monitor to the wetlands in Misrata.
National companies to print school books for next year
The Education Ministry has licensed 24 national companies to print school textbooks for the next academic year.
A statement by the ministry said that Minister of Education Mohammed Al-Maqrif convened a meeting with representatives of the concerned companies and the Center for Educational Curricula.
The minister said the step "aims to localize a new industry, support the local sector, and provide job opportunities for young people," stressing the importance for national printing companies to prove their ability to work and achieve.
Simulating Preparedness and Response to Polio Outbreak workshop takes place in Tripoli
The National Center for Disease Control launched on Sunday a workshop in cooperation with the World Health Organization at Al-Mahari Hotel in Tripoli. The workshop is titled "Simulating Preparedness and Response to an Outbreak of Polio" and it's held after the emergence of Polio cases in African countries, including neighboring countries: Chad and Niger. According to the center, Libya is completely free of Polio cases, underscoring the fact that efforts are being made to keep Polio out of Libya.
Potential shifts in the Libyan crisis
The war in Sudan will have serious repercussions on the Libyan crisis, far more than Sudan’s other neighboring countries. Political stability enjoyed by these countries will leverage security threats, and will further confuse the US strategy in Libya, which seeks to form a joint armed force from the conflicting powers, and achieve a political consensus, conducive to elections before the end of the year.
The Sudanese war could lead to a security situation overshadowing the political one, thus decreasing focus on the election file.
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