News Roundup - Sun, May 21, 2017

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News Roundup - Sun, May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017 - 14:34
Written by: HousamNajjair

The Free Fields Team, which is appointed to demine various areas in the city of Sirte, found a number of missiles in Sirte suburbs.

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The Chief of Ajdabiya security department, Abdelkader Saad, permitted the policemen and security personnel in the city to use weapons to deter the criminals and the individuals who violate social conventions in the city.

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At least 10 airstrikes were conducted by Dignity Operation Saturday night targeting several locations in Al-Jufra district in central Libya. One of the airstrikes targeted a farm killing a foreign worker and wounding two others, a medical source from Afiya Hospital in Hun town reported.

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The city of Marj laid the foundation stone of a diabetes Hospital to be established at an estimated cost of five million Libyan Dinar. The estimated capacity is 50 beds and is sure to improve the quality of health services by saving time and effort as well as alleviating some of the pressure on Marj general hospital. The project will specialize in diabetics and endocrinologists, which number approximately seven thousand patients in the city and its suburbs according to the records of the Diabetes Center.

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A number of members of the Constituent Assembly representing the eastern region withdrew from a meeting yesterday. The members who withdrew said in a statement submitted to the Chairman of the Commission that they reject the proposal submitted to the Commission, specifically the provisions of the legislative branch, local government and other principles that they hold. The members then requested meetings to be suspended for three days so they could consult with each other, adding that they would leave the meeting either way to consult in the event of their request being rejected.

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The Illegal Immigration Agency in the eastern region deported 197 Egyptian immigrants to the Msaid border crossing, handing them over to the Egyptian authorities Saturday morning. An official in the Illegal Immigration Agency said that the deportees were arrested previously without papers or official documents to enter the country; pointing out that most of them entered the country illegally through people smuggler routes.

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The General Authority for Culture is organizing a celebration for the international day for Cultural Diversity under the theme "Do something for diversity and inclusiveness". The celebration, which will be held next Tuesday at the Cultural Complex of the Islamic Call Society in Algeria Square will include a cultural symposium entitled "Multiculturalism in Libya and its impact on the general situation of the country positively and negatively”. At the symposium, there will be a discussion on several topics including raising awareness about the importance of intercultural dialogue as well as the importance of diversity and inclusiveness and supporting diversity among members of society.

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A cargo plane originating from the United Arab Emirates arrived Sunday morning at Benina International Airport. The director of the Benghazi Municipality Information Office said that the shipment contains foodstuffs, which arrived in coordination with the Mayor of the municipality to be handed over to the Ministry of Social Affairs and distributed among the internally displaced living within the city. He added that similar shipments would arrive in the coming two days.

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Al-Bawanis Foundation for Community Service and Development launched a medical campaign targeting 1950 citizens or 15% of the Albawanis area, south of Sabha at random. The Director General of the Foundation said that the campaign’s aim is to spread the culture of interest in periodic medical examinations and they plan to include students from the primary and secondary stage of education in the Samno area, indicating that the target age starts from five to eighty years of age.

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The Fuel and Gas Crises Committee announced the launch of a new operation that will target traders who received goods with bank credits. These traders buy the Dollar for far less than the average citizen, and some are then storing the goods so as to be sold later at a higher price. The Committee said in a statement that it would break into the stores of food goods bought with bank credits, as well as storm any gatherings of foreign workers that trade subsidized food commodities.