The Director-General of Tripoli University Hospital -Tripoli Medical Center formerly - Nabil Al-Ajili, revealed Monday that the hospital debt owed to pharmaceutical and medical companies from 2013 to date amounted to more than 80 million dinars. Ajili stressed during his meeting with board of directors, deans of medical colleges, and the Council of Medical Specialties, on the need to conduct maintenance work for all hospital facilities, which has not taken place since the opening of the hospital in 1996, by contracting local and international companies, according to the hospital's Facebook.
July 31, 2018 12:29 UTC
Minister of Education Othman Abdul Jalil, has announced date of the first round examination's result for the preparatory and secondary certificate for the current academic year. Abdul Jalil clarified that the adoption and announcement of the results of the first round for the preparatory certificate will be next Monday, August 6th, while the secondary school results will be released on Thursday, the 9th of the same month, according to the Ministry of Education's Facebook. For his part, the Director of the Office of Communication and Information of the ministry, Ramadan Al-Ghadhwi, said that the results will be accessible for students on the internet at (www.imtihanat.com) immediately after its activation, by entering the student's number in the window provided.
July 31, 2018 12:11 UTC
The Civil Aviation Authority announced that it is to close down Tobruk International Airport for three days from July 29-31 after a number of people stormed the airport control tower and forced workers to leave, demanding the suspension of the air traffic. On its Facebook page, the Civil Aviation Authority explained that the decision was issued to maintain the safety of passengers and airplanes, stressing that if Airports Authority continues to take no action on the matter, the closure of the airport will continue. The employees of Tobruk International Airport announced Friday the suspension of administrative work at the airport in protest against the new administration of the airport that was appointed "illegally" by the Airports Authority in Al-Bayda city, as they put it.
July 31, 2018 12:11 UTC
The Border Guards in the east region have found the bodies of three Egyptians in the desert, about 100 km from the area of Jaghbub, according to Libyan authorities in the east. The Libyan Customs said in a press statement that Jaghbub police station was informed on the disappearance of these Egyptian citizens on July 20, explaining that the border guards managed to identify the bodies through their identity cards that were found with them. It further added that the bodies have been decomposed as a result of solar heat, pointing out that the victims seemed to have died of hunger and thirst, as a result for taking desert paths to enter the country illegally.
July 31, 2018 11:59 UTC
The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) started Monday a campaign to remove all illegal power line connections and to take legal action against the violators, in cooperation with the competent security services . In a statement, the GECOL clarified that the Consumer Services Department in Ein Zara launched Monday a campaign to cut off all illegal power connections of shops and supermarkets, adding that these overload power connections have caused a rise in trade losses and an increase in power consumption. It also stressed that the General Directorate of Consumer Services will continue its efforts to reduce consumption in order to reduce the load shedding hours during peak times.
July 31, 2018 11:48 UTC
Five Egyptian soldiers held hostage in Libya were released Monday during a joint operation by Sudanese and Egyptian intelligence services, security officials in both countries have said. A Sudanese security service official said the soldiers were captured along the Egyptian-Libyan border and detained in southern Libya,. “Five Egyptian soldiers who were kidnapped along the border between Libya and Egypt and held hostage by outlaws were released on Monday,” said Mohamed Hamid, an officer of the Service. The rescue operation was conducted in coordination with the NISS, the Sudanese military intelligence and the Egyptian intelligence services, Hamid added. “They were handed over to the Egyptian intelligence services,” he added, saying the operation lasted several days.
July 31, 2018 11:36 UTC
ROME: A rescue operation in which an Italian towboat rescued more than 100 migrants and returned them to Libya earlier this week may have been in breach of international law, the United Nations said on Tuesday. According to Spanish charity Proactiva Open Arms, an Italian towboat rescued 108 migrants from international waters on Monday and took them to Libya, their country of departure. This would constitute a breach of international law, under which migrants rescued in international waters cannot be returned to a place where their lives are put in danger. Italy’s coast guard said on Tuesday that the rescue had taken place in Libyan waters, not international waters, and was coordinated by the Libyan coast guard. The UN refugee agency said the operation “could represent a violation of international law,” it said on Twitter.
July 31, 2018 11:26 UTC
The suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a pop concert in was rescued by the from conflict-ridden three years earlier, it was reported today. Salman Abedi, a British man of Libyan heritage, was among 110 Britons and their families evacuated by the ship HMS Enterprise and taken to in August 2014, newspaper said. His brother Hashem Abedi, who is currently being held in under investigation over the attack, was also reportedly evacuated. The Mail reported that Abedi had taken a year off before university and was visiting Libya on holiday at the time of the evacuation. Abedi was born in Manchester in 1994, to parents who had been granted asylum after fleeing Kadhafi's regime.
July 31, 2018 09:56 UTC
The Manchester suicide bomber was rescued from the Libyan civil war by the British Royal Navy three years before he killed 22 people at an Ariana Grandé concert. It has now emerged that in 2014 Abedi, his brother Hashem and around 100 other British citizens were evacuated from Tripoli by HMS Enterprise as the security situation in Libya deteriorated. Manchester bomber Salman AbediA British Government spokesman said: "During the deteriorating security situation in Libya in 2014, Border Force officials were deployed to assist with the evacuation of British nationals and their dependants." Singer Ariana GrandeHashem Abedi is currently held in jail in Libya by a militia group, but the British government has requested his extradition to face trial for his involvement in the Manchester attack. Salman Abedi was born in Manchester in 1994 after his parents had fled the Gaddafi regime in Libya.
July 31, 2018 08:15 UTC
A British man who killed 22 people in an attack in Manchester at the end of a show by US singer Ariana Grande was rescued from the civil war in Libya three years before by the British navy, the Daily Mail reported. Reuters Girls sit by a memorial during the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, May 22, 2018. Seven children, the youngest aged just eight, were among those killed in the Manchester attack. 'For this man to have committed such an atrocity on UK soil after we rescued him from Libya was an act of utter betrayal,' the newspaper quoted a British source in Whitehall as saying. Security sources quoted by the Mail said that Abedi was not believed to have been radicalised at the time of his rescue.
July 31, 2018 07:07 UTC
LONDON: A British man who killed 22 people in an attack in Manchester at the end of a show by US singer Ariana Grande was rescued from the civil war in Libya three years before by the British navy, the Daily Mail reported. Salman Abedi, born to Libyan parents, was thought to have been on holiday in Libya in August 2014 when fighting broke out and British officials offered to evacuate UK citizens, the Mail said. Abedi and his younger brother Hashem were among about 100 British citizens plucked from the coast of Libya and taken on the HMS Enterprise to Malta for a flight home to Britain in August 2014, the Mail reported. Seven children, the youngest aged just eight, were among those killed in the Manchester attack. Security sources quoted by the Mail said that Abedi was not believed to have been radicalized at the time of his rescue.
July 31, 2018 07:07 UTC
Five Egyptian troops held hostage in Libya were freed Monday in a joint operation carried out by Sudanese and Egyptian intelligence services, security officers from the two countries said. The soldiers had been seized along the Egyptian-Libyan border and held captive in southern Libya, a Sudanese security officer said, while the Egyptian military said they were part of a patrol that had gone missing. “Five Egyptian soldiers who were abducted along the Libyan-Egyptian border and held hostage by outlaws have been freed today,” said Brigadier Mohamed Hamid from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). “The rescue operation was carried out in coordination with NISS, Sudanese military intelligence and the Egyptian intelligence service.”The troops had been taken to southern Libya from where they were rescued on Monday, Hamid told reporters at Khartoum airport after the soldiers were brought to Sudan. “They have been handed over to Egyptian intelligence now,” Hamid said, adding that the entire operation took several days to be executed.
July 31, 2018 00:45 UTC
The three greatest recent human rights disasters are: Ukraine, Syria, and Libya. In each nation countless tens of thousands have been killed, wounded, or displaced. Let’s consider American involvement with these three human tragedies: Syria, Libya, and Ukraine. When the violence erupted, the United States immediately sought to help the “rebels” without regard for who they were. These three events, Syria, Libya, and Ukraine, are part of the legacy of the Obama Administration with Secretary Clinton leading the charge in each case.
July 30, 2018 22:41 UTC
Libya has won a compensation lawsuit against Turkish firm TAV Airports Holding Company which was demanding 80 million euros, Justice Ministry's lawsuit department reported. The Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce delivered a verdict on July 20 saying that the contract signed between Libya and the Turkish company has been terminated due to force majeure, granting the company 10.3 million euros for the completed works, loss of equipment and guarantees. The department added on Facebook Sunday that Libya has thus avoided paying the full compensation and hence is considered winner of the lawsuit since 77.5% of the demanded money was not paid. "We will cut the sum required to be paid by the lawsuit from the sum paid as an advance of the contract's value (20 million euros)" The department added. TAV Airports Holding Company filed the lawsuit for what it said Libya's violation of the legal terms of the contract to build Sabha International Airport.
July 30, 2018 20:51 UTC
Here is a recap of Monday’s news headlines from The Libya ObserverExchange Rates http://lyo.ly/5acTripoli Security Directorate conducts campaign against illegal power line connections http://lyo.ly/8i7Five dead in fatal car accident in Sirte http://lyo.ly/8i8Deputy head of UNSMIL reviews political situation in Libya with Sarraj http://lyo.ly/8i9Foreign Minister Sayala reviews bilateral relations with South Korean ambassador http://lyo.ly/8ibDeputy head of UNSMIL meets Governor of CBL on economic reform package http://lyo.ly/8icPresidential Council adopts treatment plan of Health Ministry http://lyo.ly/8iaArmed group prevents Hasawna System staff from work site http://lyo.ly/8iiSpanish ambassador to Libya Miguel says Spanish embassy to reopen soon in Tripoli http://lyo.ly/8ijLibya’s parliament puts off constitution referendum law session to Tuesday http://lyo.ly/8ilLibya's Al-Sirraj talks cooperation with CEO of Italian oil giant Eni http://lyo.ly/8im
July 30, 2018 19:41 UTC