On Tuesday morning 236 people were rescued off the coast of Libya by Ocean Viking, a rescue ship run by the SOS Mediterranee aid group. The Ocean Viking, a rescue ship run by the SOS Mediterranee aid group, rescued 236 migrants in international waters off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, April 27. A call was made from the two boats to Alarm Phone on Tuesday morning, which informed the authorities and SOS Mediterranee. After completing its successful rescue mission, SOS Mediterranee wrote on Twitter: "Several survivors were weak, dehydrated and are now recovering. Last month, the Ocean Viking brought 116 rescued migrants to the Italian island of Sicily.
April 28, 2021 10:18 UTC
A new batch of cancer drugs is expected to arrive in Libya in the coming period, the Minister of Health Ali Al-Zanati said on Tuesday. The health authorities are set to receive the oncology drugs' shipment after discussing the final procedures at a meeting today headed by the Health Minister with the participation of members from the National Cancer Control Program and the Medical Supply System, a statement by the Health Ministry confirmed. According to the statement, Al-Zanati discussed mechanisms for setting up a program to organize the tumor file in terms of oncology centers, supervising units and departments, providing specialized medical and medical personnel, and benefiting from internal and international expertise to train national personnel. The Health ministry explained that it aims through this program to implement successful practical steps to improve the working environment, which would lead to better services in this sector.
April 28, 2021 09:43 UTC
CAIRO, 28 April 2021: The Arab Cup Qatar 2021 draw, which took place on Tuesday, resulted in the Egyptian national team falling into Group D with Algeria, (Libya or Sudan) and (Lebanon or Djibouti). The champion and runner-up of each group will qualify for the quarter-finals. Qatar is hosting the tournament to check on its preparations for the 2022 World Cup. Egypt won the Arab Cup only once, in Syria in 1992. Morocco crowned the title once, like Tunisia, Saudi Arabia twice, while Iraq won it 4 times.
April 28, 2021 07:07 UTC
Ongoing excavations at Patara telegraph station reveal new factsANTALYAExcavations ongoing at a radiotelegraph station in the ancient city of Patara, located in the southern province of Antalya’s Kaş district, continue to excite the world of archaeology. Excavations that have been initiated recently at a radiotelegraph station in the ancient city of Patara, known as the capital of the Lycian Union, unearthed materials that shed light on the technology used and living conditions of employees who once worked at the station. The radiotelegraph station was attacked by the Italians on April 19, 1912. The name of the world-famous technology company that established the station at that time is written on it,” she added. Speaking about the findings belonging to employees who once worked at the station, Işık said, “We found medicine bottles used by employees at the station.
April 28, 2021 04:07 UTC
Tunisair informed its customers to postpone the return date of its promised flights to Mitiga and Benghazi International Airports to May 15, 2021. In a post issued on its official Facebook page, the company said that the decision to delay the restart of fights was due to the present deterioration of the epidemiological situation of the Coronavirus pandemic; however, it is also due to the slowdown in passenger demand between Libya and Tunisia during the fasting month of Ramadan. In the same post, Tunisair stated that it hopes to operate five weekly flights to Libya at the rate of three flights to Tripoli and two flights weekly to Benghazi, however, it is possible that the number of flights weekly between both countries would increase, with the hope of returning to the original schedule of daily flights in the coming months, providing all goes well.
April 27, 2021 22:50 UTC
Prominent French nongovernmental organization (NGO) SOS Mediterranee said its search and rescue vessel rescued over 230 migrants from two rubber boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday. "Today, the #OceanViking rescued 236 people from 2 overcrowded rubber boats in distress in international waters, 32 NM (nautical miles) off Zawiyah, Libya," the NGO said on Twitter. "Several survivors were weak, dehydrated & are now recovering. Libya, which descended into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has emerged as a major transit point for African and Arab migrants fleeing war and poverty to Europe. Most migrants make the perilous journey in ill-equipped and unsafe rubber boats.
April 27, 2021 19:30 UTC
Low interest rates and higher oil prices have improved access to capital. - The EIA forecasts U.S. oil production rising from 10.7 mb/d in 2Q2021 to 12.2 mb/d in 4Q2022. Tuesday Aril 27, 2021Oil prices posted some modest gains on Tuesday, despite the worsening conditions in India. Oil prices up on OPEC+ cuts. BP’s (NYSE: BP) profit more than tripled to $2.6 billion in the first quarter due to higher oil prices.
April 27, 2021 18:20 UTC
Source: G+DLibya's Aman Bank for Commerce and Investment has successfully deployed the Convego Instant Issuance Kiosk solution from Giesecke+Devrient (G+D). G+D has already installed the first ten kiosks as part of the new project, which are marketed under the name "Convego® Instant Issuance Kiosk" to Aman Bank. "We agreed to adopt G+D's Convego Instant Issuance Kiosk solution as a key step within our ongoing digital transformation strategic plan," explains Mokhtar H. Esheli, CEO and Chairman of Aman Bank for Commerce and Investment. G+D’s experience in digitalization and card issuance services together with its professional team have been the key elements behind a smooth and seamless project implementation." "We are delighted that Aman Bank is now relying on G+D's kiosk systems for its new service offering.
April 27, 2021 14:48 UTC
Oil production is down by 300,000 barrels per day in Libya, falling to less than 1 million b/d in April 2021 from 1.3 million the month before. According to the NOC (National Oil Corporation), this situation is explained by the debts of companies in the sector which are no longer able to cope with the maintenance of activities. "On Wednesday 21 April 2021, during a meeting in Tripoli at the NOC headquarters, he had urged Mohamed Aoun, Libyan Minister of Oil and Gas in the new transitional government. "Help us to get the necessary budgets, because if all capacities are not exploited, the situation will unfortunately deteriorate." The NOC had decreed this on 19 April 2021 when the Central Bank of Libya refused to validate the oil sector budget.
April 27, 2021 13:52 UTC
LBC-Pragma-USAID meeting on improving Libyan business environmentBy Sami Zaptia. London, 27 April 2021:The Libyan Business Council (LBC) reported that yesterday evening a first meeting of the Focus Group on improving the Libyan business environment was held at the Mahari Radisson Blue Hotel in Tripoli. The meeting brought together a group of business owners, experts in commercial law and economists and dealt with several points cantered around how to create an environment conducive to comprehensive business and private sector development. The meeting also dealt with the experience of the LBC in activating an effective partnership with the public sector through the digital business platform. A sustainable partnership between Libya’s private and public sectors discussed at Tripoli meeting | (libyaherald.com)Tax Authority discussing its development with USAID | (libyaherald.com)
April 27, 2021 13:41 UTC
Tunis Air postpones resumption of Libya flights to 15 May due to increased spread of Coronavirus in TunisiaBy Sami Zaptia. Tunis Air had confirmed on 13 April that it was to resume of flights to Libya as of 27 April. Initially, there were to be three weekly flights from Tunis Carthage airport to Tripoli and two weekly flights to Benghazi. As of 14 May, these were to increase to seven weekly flights to Tripoli and three weekly flights to Benghazi. Tunis air confirms resumption of flights to Libya as of 27 April | (libyaherald.com)Tunis Air to resume flights to Tripoli in last week of April | (libyaherald.com)Tunis air flights to Libya to resume in April | (libyaherald.com)Tunisian aviation delegation visits Benina airport assessing its readiness to receive Tunis Air flights | (libyaherald.com)Tunisian aviation delegation visits Tripoli’s Mitiga airport to assess Tunis Air flight resumption readiness | (libyaherald.com)Tunis Air to resume Tripoli flights at the end of this month | (libyaherald.com)Maltese aviation delegation conducts follow-up visit to Tripoli’s Mitiga airport – within framework to resume flights | (libyaherald.com)
April 27, 2021 12:56 UTC
CAIRO - 27 April 2020: The president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Muhammad Al-Manfi, headed to Sirte to attend the fourth meeting of the 5 + 5 Military Committee, the Libyan Presidential Council announced in a Tuesday statement. Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub, Director of the Moral Guidance Department at the Libyan National Army, said, Thursday, in statements to "Sputnik" that the 5 + 5 military committee will hold a meeting in Sirte to discuss the mechanism of progress to open the coastal road and evacuate foreign forces. The new Libyan national unity government, headed by Abd al-Hamid al-Dabaiba, and the new presidential council headed by Muhammad al-Manfi, formally assumed power in Libya in mid-March to manage the country's affairs and prepare for the legislative and presidential elections, at the end of this year, according to the plan sponsored by the United Nations and reached by the Libyan Dialogue Forum. The election of the Interim Authority ended a split in Libya since 2015, between the east (the seat of the elected parliament supported by the Libyan National Army) and the West (the seat of the formerly internationally recognized Government of National Accord).
April 27, 2021 12:45 UTC
TOKYO, April 27 (MENA) - Japan will provide 4.2 billion yen ($39 million) in grant aid through an international organization to 31 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to help them build a cold-chain distribution network for Covid-19 vaccines, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The decision follows one made in March to provide 25 countries in Asia and the Pacific Islands region with 4.5 billion yen in aid for the same purpose, Kyodo news agency reported. The grant aid, to be delivered through the United Nations Children's Fund, will be used to secure cold-storage facilities, transport vehicles and other equipment necessary for the stable delivery of vaccines in those countries. As Japan has not domestically produced any Covid-19 vaccines, the government is seeking to make a contribution internationally by supporting vaccine distribution networks and facilities in developing nations. The six recipient countries of the aid in Latin America and the Caribbean are Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Venezuela.
April 27, 2021 12:11 UTC
The National Committee for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) called on the Libyan authorities to shoulder their legal and humanitarian responsibilities towards combating human trafficking and the smuggling of migrants. It urged the authorities to work on eliminating such networks of smuggling, human trafficking, and organized crime, which have become highly active in the region, according to its statement. The committee expressed concern about some reports which indicate that the victims' calls for help before their boat sank were not answered. It called on the Attorney General Office and the Interior Ministry to open a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of the incident that led to this human tragedy. The committee also called for intensifying international efforts to enhance maritime rescue operations and fight migrant smuggling and human trafficking gangs in the Mediterranean countries.
April 27, 2021 10:30 UTC
DUBAI: Inspired by migration and the search for a better life, Libyan designer Ibrahim Shebani’s ready-to-wear label Born in Exile is known for its modern take on Libyan streetwear styles. After making countless ones to watch lists in the fashion-focused media, he spoke to Arab News about his journey into fashion. He was inspired to kickstart Born in Exile after the 2011 Libyan uprising, launching the label in 2017 to show the world the country’s undiscovered beauty. “The brand is mainly inspired by Libya (and) by my culture,” the designer told Arab News. For them, if you are a fashion designer, you have a small atelier and you are a tailor basically.”His father did not understand Shebani wanting to study fashion design after high school, asking him what he would do there.
April 27, 2021 09:19 UTC