January 2017

National Commission for Human Rights warns of humanitarian calamity in Libya

January 22, 2017 - 23:02
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The Libyan National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has emphasized that the degree of misery and tragic humanitarian situation in Libya on both living and health levels has been increased due to the division and political conflicts.

“We warn of a looming humanitarian catastrophe if the current living and health situations continue any longer.” NCHRL said in a statement.

Italian Foreign Ministry says Tripoli embassy staff safe and secure

January 22, 2017 - 21:18
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The Italian Foreign Ministry said none of the embassy staffers in Tripoli was hurt in the car bomb blast that took place on Saturday evening in an area close to the embassy compound.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Italian Foreign Ministry hailed the courageous performance of the security personnel tasked to secure the embassy, “they have done a good job,” it added, pointing out that the embassy and the Foreign Ministry are following the details of the incidents with Libyan local authorities.

Al-Marj Awqaf Authority confiscates books heading to Benghazi, Culture Authority denounces

January 22, 2017 - 19:38
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The Chairman of the Culture Authority at Al-Thanni-chaired eastern government, Khalid Najim condemned the confiscation of literary and cultural books while on their way from Tobruk to Benghazi by Al-Marj-based Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Authority.

“I truly decry the confiscation of books and consider it a blatant violation of the freedom of thought.” Najim wrote on his Facebook, adding that they won’t succumb to such violations and will defend freedom even just by words.

NOC: Closure of Al-Zawiya gas pipeline lost Libya $18 million, LAPAC moves to sue blockers at ICC

January 22, 2017 - 18:09
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The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, has revealed that Libya has lost over 18 million dollars so far due to the blocking of the gas pipeline in Baer Terfas district and using diesel fuel as a substitute in the power station.

“This loss of money comes as one single thing added to the other losses the country is suffering from due to this abominable crime.” Sanallah said.

He added that the shutdown of the pipeline led to a hike in smuggling of fuel, rise in using cooking gas and kerosene for keeping warm by people.

Car bomb explodes near Italian embassy in Tripoli

January 21, 2017 - 22:20
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A car bomb has exploded nearby the Qasir Libya Hotel – Al-Dahra, an area close to the Italian embassy in Tripoli.

A security source said that the man who carried out the blast in Al-Dahra neighborhood, Tripoli, parked his car in the middle of the road near the Planning Ministry after he had been chased by the security personnel tasked to secure the Italian embassy.

“He was chased as he was rendered a suspect when he tried to park next to the Italian embassy.” The source added.

Nalut municipality intercepts two trucks smuggling schoolbooks to Tunisia

January 21, 2017 - 21:46
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The member of the Nalu municipality, Tariq Al-Azzabi, confirmed that two trucks loaded with schoolbooks were intercepted while on their way to Tunisia via Dahiba border crossing, adding that the persons involved in the smuggling were sent to Nalut Public Prosecution.

Al-Azzabi told the press that the cargo that they intercepted last week was the second attempt of that kind, adding that the first attempt was resolved off the media.

Power returns to southern Libya after 15 days of outage

January 21, 2017 - 20:07
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The Head of the media office of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) Adam Mabrouk, confirmed the return of the power to southern Libya after 15 successive days of outage.

“The return took place after the reopening of the gas pipeline that feeds Al-Zawiya power plant.” He added.

Speaking to the press on Saturday, Al-Mabrouk added that the southern region will now see a policy of five hours of load shedding followed by five hours of power until the electricity network is stable.

Political Agreement: Supporters gasp to stitch it, Haftar does not care about it

January 21, 2017 - 19:07
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Islamic teachings clearly say that whoever helps an oppressor or defends one or even covers their actions, assisting in the wrongdoings, is likewise an oppressor - both the doer and the helper of wrong and evil deeds are alike.

Allah does not only vow to punish the oppressors but also those who help them materialize their oppression.