News Headlines, Friday, May 24, 2024

US Chargé d’Affaires and Libyan Chief of Staff discuss security challenges


Libyan PM Dbeibah attends ceremony for swearing in Chadian President


Libya joins Arab countries with national renewable energy strategies


Dbeibah vows support for UN efforts to hold fair elections


Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs discusses cooperation with European Union countries



Urso: Italy and Libya make up natural bridge between Europe and Africa

In an interview with the Italian Nova Agency, Italian Minister of Enterprises and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso stressed the importance of cooperation between Italy and Libya in the fields of energy and green technology, noting that this cooperation “lays the foundations for more tangible cooperation on industrial and productivity policy."

The Italian Minister visited Tripoli in the past two days and met with Libyan officials, including the Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohammed Al-Huweij, the Minister of Industry and Minerals, Ahmed Abu Hissa, and the Minister of Communications and Political Affairs, Walid Al-Lafi.


Al-Ahli Tripoli crushes Ittihad, books semi-final spot in Libyan Basketball Cup

Al-Ahli Tripoli basketball team has secured a spot in the semi-finals of the Libyan Basketball Cup after a resounding victory over the Ittihad team in both the first and second legs of the competition.

In the decisive second-leg match held Sunday evening at the Grand Hall in Tripoli, Al-Ahli Tripoli showcased their prowess, defeating the Ittihad with a commanding scoreline of (69-54).

This triumph not only propels Al-Ahli Tripoli into the semi-finals but also dashes their rivals' hopes of retaining the title they secured in the previous season.


EU ambassador calls for protecting Libyan cultural heritage from looting and smuggling

The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Libya, Nicola Orlando, called for the need to protect Libyan cultural heritage from plunder, trafficking and vandalism, noting that the heritage represents “rich and shared Mediterranean roots."

The EU Ambassador opened Sunday in Tripoli an international conference on protecting the Libyan cultural heritage, in which 20 experts from five European countries, archaeological missions and representatives of law enforcement agencies from Italy participated, in cooperation with the Department of Antiquities and the Tourist Police of the Ministry of the Interior.


Minister of Technical Education discusses facilitating procedures for Libyan students into Malaysian universities

The Minister of Technical Education, Yakhalaf Al-Sifaw, has met with a delegation of Malaysian universities and the Malaysian Advisory Council to discuss facilitating the procedures for accepting Libyan students into Malaysian universities.

The meeting, which was held on Sunday, discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation in the fields of technical and applied sciences between the two countries, according to the ministry Facebook page.


Health Ministry signs major medicine supply agreement

The Ministry of Health has signed a public tender project to address the medicine shortage in the country, a problem that has persisted for over 15 years. 

Ramadan Abu Janah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health, announced the agreement, which involves 137 reputable international pharmaceutical companies.

Abu Janah confirmed that some medicines have already arrived at medical supply warehouses, as he outlined a new distribution mechanism based on hospital performance and bed numbers to ensure equitable distribution.


The political aspect of the budget law

In a surprising step, not preceded by the familiar preparations that the House of Representatives has been accustomed to, whenever the force controlling it wanted to pass something. Agila Saleh’s House of Representatives approved an annual budget estimated at more than 90 billion dinars for the parallel government that is not internationally recognized, the largest part of which was allocated to salaries and subsidies.

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Libyan, Canadian officials meet to boost ties

Acting Head of the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Taher Al-Baour, received Canadian Ambassador to Libya, Isabelle Savard, in Tripoli, o