Only four countries will be excluded due to political reasons; Syria, Yemen, Libya and Somalia.The actual number of Egyptians abroad could exceed the announced number by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), which is 9.5 million, according to Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram. Also, using pencils instead of pens will invalidate the voting, as will using a ballot paper without sealing it. In the two following days, March 14 and 15, no presidential propaganda will be allowed.Domestically, voting will take place for three days starting March 26. Sisi chose a star as his symbol in the election, while Moussa chose a plane.Sixty-two national and international non-governmental and civil society organizations will observe the 2018 Egyptian election, according to the regulations of Law no. 8 of 2018, issued by the NEA, headed by Judge Lashen Ibrahim.
March 12, 2018 12:11 UTC
A former Gaddafi supporter who had once told a court that he feared death if returned to Libya has been jailed for 20 months for stealing from parked cars. Last May, Aljeelani who hails from Benghazi, had been jailed for nine months by Magistrate Joe Mifsud for stealing from a Valletta shop and living an idle and vagrant life and a number of other charges. Magistrate Clarke, in view of his admission, having taken into account the nature of the offences he admitted to, his criminal record and on the other hand, his early guilty plea, condemned the man to seven months imprisonment. A further 13 months was added for the crimes which he had been found guilty of on 4 March. The court recommended that he be held at the forensic ward of Mount Carmel Hospital.
March 12, 2018 12:00 UTC
Formulated jointly by the European Commission and Italy, the new programme will enhance access to basic and social services for vulnerable people and support local governance, in particular in the Libyan municipalities most affected by migratory flows. With this decision today, we continue the essential help to and for Libyan municipalities to strengthen governance and public services in the most vulnerable areas. It will cover 24 Libyan municipalities, ensuring a wide and balanced coverage across the country. As part of a comprehensive approach to support Libya and joint efforts with Italy, this programme expands both geographically and financially the support provided by the EU to Libyan municipalities across the country, and in particular, along the main migration routes. BackgroundIn January 2017, the EU rolled out its strategy to address the situation in the Central Mediterranean Route.
March 12, 2018 10:52 UTC
Qualcomm and Broadcom met again, still stuck on priceThe rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, June 12 with "Buy". It improved, as 47 investors sold JWN shares while 144 reduced holdings. El comunicado no confirmó si Trump participará en la Cumbre o si Washington enviará a algún funcionario al evento. Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment ResearchIt improved, as 21 investors sold ESS shares while 118 reduced holdings. Breton Hill Capital Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Columbia Property Trust by 14.2% during the third quarter.
March 12, 2018 09:11 UTC
Spanish Proactivia Open Arms said it had rescued a Libyan 14-year-old boy with his two older siblings en route to Italy. Proactivia Open Arms said. AFP also reported that the three brothers were rescued Saturday after sailing from Libya to Italy for seven hours on a dinghy. Mohammed - 31 - said he sailed with his brothers Ahmed - 23 - and Abdullah - 14 - Friday night from Garabulli and later the engine broke down before being saved by Proactivia Open Arms. This is the second time a Libyan national tries to take a family member on a dinghy to Italy for medical treatment.
March 11, 2018 20:37 UTC
The Administrative Control Authority said it was following up on the Antonov freighter of Libyan aircraft fleet which was sent to Ukraine for maintenance over seven years ago. The authority called on the Presidential Council to urge the private aviation executive bureau to pay the financial dues needed by the Ukrainian government for the service of the Antonov. It also called on the bureau to finish the study of the rental contract with Libyan Blue Bird Aviation Company and then sign it as soon as possible.
March 11, 2018 19:07 UTC
The High Council of State (HCS) sent a letter to the House of Representatives (HoR) including the drafts for elections and constitution referendum laws, which the HCS voted for on December 26, 2017. The letter demanded the HoR present the drafts to the Speaker and members so that the drafts of the two laws can get consensus. Meanwhile, the HoR has been accused of protracting the issuing of a referendum law after it had rejected last August reviewing the constitution draft.
March 11, 2018 18:22 UTC
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on Dignity Operation fighters positioned at checkpoint 60 south of Ajdabiya town, according to a statement on its propaganda outlet Amaq. The extremist group identified the suicide attacker as "Abdul-Hamid al-Muhajir. On its Facebook page, Ajdabiya Operation Room affiliated to Dignity Operation clarified in a brief statement that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber driving a Toyota car, confirming that the attack caused 3 injuries.
March 11, 2018 18:00 UTC
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a checkpoint in eastern Libya that killed at least three militiamen. A Libyan official said the attack on Friday targeted a checkpoint on the outskirts of the town of Ajdabiya manned by the self-styled Libyan National Army, fighters loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, who are battling Islamic militants in eastern Libya. The extremists claimed the attack in a statement released late on Saturday. Libya was plunged into chaos after a popular uprising in 2011 and is today split between rival authorities backed by an array of militias. The Islamic State group was driven out of its onetime stronghold of Sirte in 2016 but has carried out insurgent-style attacks since then.
March 11, 2018 16:30 UTC
The attack on Friday targeted a checkpoint on the outskirts of the town of Ajdabiya said a Libyan official. The checkpoint was manned by the Libyan National Army, fighters loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who are battling militants in eastern Libya. The confidential report sent to the UN Security Council also said the Islamic State group is seeking to join migrant smugglers in southern Libya after it was pushed out of Sirte in 2016. The panel found that IS cells "continue to operate in central and southern Libya" despite their defeat in Sirte. The Islamic State group was driven out of its onetime stronghold of Sirte in 2016 but has carried out insurgent-style attacks since then.
March 11, 2018 15:00 UTC
Spokesperson for Sabha Medical Centre, Osama Al-Wafi, announced the gradual return of medical staff after their absence in the previous days due to the flare-up of violent clashes in the city. The Centre suffered gun shooting and shelling of the residential neighbourhoods of doctors, because of the clashes. In a press statement, Al-Wafi confirmed the gradual return of the medical staff, especially after the arrival of medical teams from other cities to Sabha, calling on absentees to resume work immediately. Al-Wafi explained that the Centre received bodies of seven dead people and 32 others wounded with various injuries since the beginning of the clashes on February 4 to March 7, noting that most of them were civilians, including women and children.
March 11, 2018 14:48 UTC
Only 14 percent of adults have an account at a formal financial institution, the statement said.IFC will also help DBACD improve in key areas, including risk management and strategic business planning. This is expected to support DBACD’s expansion across the country, extending key financial services to the underprivileged who struggle to build and expand their businesses.“Microfinance is a critical tool in the fight against poverty” said Walid Labadi, IFC Country Manager in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. IFC first engaged with DBACD to design a home improvement loan product, the first of its kind in the country. IFC also supported DBACD in building a risk management function, upgrade its human resources department, and shape its strategy.The latest partnership is supported by the Japanese Ministry of Finance, IFC’s development partner. He said that some 2.2 million citizens benefited from these projects, of which 70 percent are women.
March 11, 2018 14:37 UTC
The Chairman of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Emad Sayeh, said that the failure to hold the upcoming elections would lead to more armed confrontations and military coups. In an interview with Maghreb Voices on Friday, Sayeh indicated that there are problems facing the electoral process related to the political situation, the date of elections and the electoral laws, in addition to the failure to bring the political parties together, confirming that all technical issues are ready for the elections. He stressed that the ballot boxes are the only way out of the Libyan crisis, expecting to hold the elections after next September.
March 11, 2018 13:30 UTC
A liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) truck for Brega Oil Marketing Company has crashed on the desert road on the way to Tobruk due to a tire malfunction after avoiding a head-on collision. No human casualties were reported. The driver of the truck was able to avoid a collision with a car carrying a family, which could have led to a humanitarian disaster, the company's media office reported, pointing out that the driver is currently in hospital for treatment after undergoing a surgery. The competent authorities of the industrial security and the occupational safety and health administration of the central and eastern regions managed to unload the damaged tank truck and unload the LPG to a safe place.
March 11, 2018 12:56 UTC