News Roundup - Sat, Apr 29, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Sat, Apr 29, 2017

April 29, 2017 - 15:12
Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Benghazi-based Al-Ahli club has won the Libyan Volleyball League for this season after beating Al-Naser 3-0 on Saturday.

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The Libyan Audit Bureau issued its annual report for 2016 to explain the Libyan financial conditions and published in black and white for the public to be familiar with the current state of affairs in their country.

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El Sharara, Libya’s largest oil field, resumed production late on Thursday after gunmen from the mountain town of Zintan, closing an oil pipeline in the neighbouring town of Rayayna, agreed to end their protest.

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A group of young talented Libyans from Benghazi has developed an application on mobile phones that will aid and facilitate a better communication for the deaf and mute.

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Libya Coast Guard seized two oil-smuggling tankers off the country’s western coast on Friday, a navy official said.

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The military governor of east Libya Abdelraziq Al-Nathori has appointed Colonel Saad Al-Akoki as new mayor for Ajdabiya. 

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The Presidency Council has declared Monday, May 01, a public holiday in Libya to commemorate the 2017 Workers' Day. It also declared Sunday, April 30, a work-free day to be deducted from the employees’ annual leave.

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Dignity Operation conducted an airstrike on one of Al-Bonyan Al-Marsoos camps in Al-Jufra on Friday. No casualties were reported.

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Spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Brigadier-General Ayoub Qasim, said Ukraine-flagged tanker Routa and another vessel with an unspecified African nation's flag called Stark were intercepted on Friday, 2 km off Zuwara port

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Libya lost $107 billion in 2016 due to the closure of oil fields and ports, the Libyan Audit Bureau’s 2016 report has shown.

The report indicated that state revenues were less than LYD 8.6 billion, while expenditure has hit LYD 30 billion. A deficit of LYD 21 billion was recorded, bringing the cumulative shortfall between 2012-2016 to LYD 57 billion.

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Security forces in the eastern city of Bayda raided Friday residence of Omer Mukhtar University and arrested several Tabu students.

Sources said the Tabu students were stopped for several hours following false claims that nonresident students were using their mobile phone cameras to film security buildings and locations in the city. They were released after contacts of Tabu tribe elders with their eastern counterparts.

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Bayda mayor Ali Hussein inaugurated Friday Omer Mukhtar Mosque, which was built at a cost of LYD 950.000 donated by a local woman.

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