The Presidential Council issued a resolution that allows the General Electricity Company of Libya GECOL to conclude a contract with the US General Electric Company (GE Power) worth more than 30 million Libyan dinars to supervise the installation and dismantling process, in addition to the technical services needed in the gas-fired power stations. The resolution provided that the GE Power will oversee the implementation of the work and the supply of equipment for the gas-fired power stations in the public electrical grid. The GECOL has the right to repay 25% of the total contract as a down payment to the company, according to the resolution adopted.
July 25, 2018 11:03 UTC
The boycotting member of the Presidential Council (PC) Ali Al-Gotrani canceled a meeting for the dignitaries of Cyrenaica on Thursday in the city of Benghazi. "The meeting was cancelled because certain parties have tried to exploit the meeting for their own private gain away from the rights of Cyrenaica, which is not commensurate with the sacrifices made by the people of Cyrenaica and the military institution," Al-Gotrani stated Tuesday. The boycotting member of the Presidential Council Ali Al-Gotrani and the withdrawing member Fathi Al-Mijibri called in a videotaped statement Monday for a meeting of the Cyrenaica elders and lawmakers following the announcement of the withdrawal of the region from the political agreement.
July 25, 2018 11:03 UTC
Unknown gunmen set fire Tuesday to the building of the Civil Status Department in Qawarsha area in Benghazi. A local source said that the gunmen burned down the entire building on Tuesday morning, noting that the incident did not cause any casualties or injuries. For its part, the Department of Civil Status Benghazi branch condemned the incident, assuring that the records and files of citizens have not been damaged.
July 25, 2018 10:52 UTC
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the Mercedes Pullman S600 is a gift from the Prime Minister’s Office to the Pakistan Monument Museum, which have been put on display for the general public. Prime Minister Mulk had taken the decision to restore and preserve the vintage cars and ordered their placement at the museum, instead of an earlier proposal of their auction. He took round of the museum and evinced keen interest in the vintage cars which he termed as witness to an important part of the national history. She expressed confidence that the vintage cars would attract more visitors at the unique museum which offers glimpses of history through three-dimensional dioramas. Built in 1976, the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was gifted by Shah Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz to then Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
July 23, 2018 20:03 UTC
The U.S. was saving their own men and materials at the expense of the Russians in this epic struggle. But…After WWII, Russia was seen to be a growing threat to America’s hegemony, over most of the world, due to about everyone else in the world having been decimated by the war. Our budget is currently around $780 billion compared to Russia’s $60 billion, and they are cutting their military spending. However, he seems to be doing amazing things with Russia, North Vietnam, and hopefully, China, in trying to open the doors to negotiation and cooperation. Let’s do business with everyone.
July 23, 2018 18:00 UTC
CAIRO: France’s foreign minister is visiting Libya to encourage holding elections in the north African country as part of a reconciliation agreement reached by the country’s main political rivals in Paris in May. A statement by the U.N.-backed government in the capital, Tripoli, says Jean-Yves Le Drian has met Fayez Serraj, the prime minister-designate of the Tripoli-based government on Monday. In May 2018, Serraj and Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, the commander of Libya’s self-styled national army, committed to working toward presidential and parliamentary elections and a roadmap to secure the lawless country against terrorism and human trafficking. Libya slid into chaos after the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed ruler Moammar Gadhafi. France was at the forefront of the NATO airstrikes, carried out along with the United States and others.
July 23, 2018 13:18 UTC
A man who claimed to be a mobile phone dealer has been detained after he was accused of selling stolen handsets. Police had arrested Mahmoud Ben Ramadan, 41, from Libya, after he was stopped together with another man who had been recognised by eyewitnesses as having stolen three mobile phones. Ben Ramadan is understood to have told the police that he earned his living by buying and selling mobile phones. Inspector Leeroy Balzan Engerer charged the man with offences relating to handling stolen goods, failing to inform the police that he had come into possession of a stolen item, failing to give a good explanation for his being in possession of stolen goods after having been convicted of handling stolen goods and relapsing. His lawyer, Martin Fenech asked for bail, arguing that he wasn’t charged with actually having stolen the items.
July 23, 2018 13:07 UTC
FILE: Salloum crossingMARSA MATROUH, Egypt - 23 July 2018: As many as 251 Egyptians returned home from Libya via Salloum crossing over the past 24 hours, Marsa Matrouh Security Chief Hisham Nasr said in a statement on Monday.Some 36 out of the returnees had illegally traveled to Libya, he added.Meanwhile, travel procedures for 985 persons, including 243 Egyptians and 742 Libyans, have been finalized, Nasr noted.
July 23, 2018 12:56 UTC
Abu Salim Municipality launched a campaign Sunday to cut off illegal power lines that violate the electrical grid. The municipality clarified that the first phase of the campaign targeted shop stores and services in the area of Bab Bin Ghashir and will extend progressively to other areas as planned. "The step comes in light of the increased loads on the network as a result of the irrational waste of energy by some irresponsible persons," the municipality stated, noting that it also comes within the framework of supporting the state institutions, especially the General Electricity Company.
July 23, 2018 10:52 UTC
192 people were killed and 305 wounded in June in traffic accidents, the Ministry of Interior reported Sunday. The statistics showed that a total of 338 traffic accidents were recorded in June, resulting in the damage of 424 vehicles with a financial loss of about 2.5 million Libyan dinars. The figures showed an increase in fatalities in June compared to last month, despite the number of traffic accidents recorded in May was much higher. The competent authorities attributed the significant number of accidents to high-speed driving and lack of respect for traffic laws and regulations, in addition to poor roads and the invalidity of vehicles.
July 23, 2018 10:41 UTC
Sabratha vessel of Tripoli Coast Guard managed to rescue 40 illegal immigrants from the Mediterranean while on their way to Europe. The rescue operation took place on Saturday north of the city of Zuwara, the Navy Information Office said. The office added that the migrants were found on board a rubber boat, pointing out that among them were 31 men, 8 women, and a child. The office explained that the migrants were of different nationalities, including 15 men, 3 women and one child from Morocco, in addition to 4 men from Egypt, 11 men, 5 women from Nigeria, and a Syrian. The migrants were provided with humanitarian and medical assistance before being transferred to Tajoura Immigration Centre.
July 23, 2018 10:41 UTC
The advice is that no cargo will be loaded at these ports, nor Marsa El Brega, Ras Lanuf and Es Sider until the dispute has been resolved. The impact on the flow of crude oil flow from Libya is being mainly felt by its close trading partner, Italy. This is one of eight similar tankers on voyages from the US to Italy, according to the trade flow provider. This will benefit tanker tonne-mile demand and soak up some of the surplus tanker tonnage. Keep up to speed on the latest developments; subscribe to Tanker Shipping & Trade today.
July 23, 2018 10:27 UTC
— Reuters picTRIPOLI, July 23 — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Libya today to push a Paris deal which paves the way for elections in the war-torn country. Le Drian met the head of Libya’s UN-backed government, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, in the capital Tripoli ahead of a series of talks with various political actors. The May 29 Paris talks brought together rival Libyan leaders for the first time, including Sarraj and military strongman Khalifa Haftar whose rival self-styled Libyan National Army dominates the country’s east. “It’s necessary to continue to push along with those who are already in the process, to widen it to (include) others” in Libya, an aide to the foreign minister said. More than seven years since dictator Moamer Kadhafi was ousted, Libya remains divided with rival administrations in Tripoli and eastern Tobruk.
July 23, 2018 09:45 UTC
The Judicial Police condemned the kidnapping of a judge, a prosecutor and two of the security guards in an armed attack Sunday on the Court of Waddan town, central Libya. The Judicial Police explained that the reason behind the attack was to free two members of a criminal gang accused of smuggling fuel. Media sources said that the abductees were a judge named Abdul Salam Al-Sanusi and a prosecutor, in addition to two guards who were on duty at the time. The identity of the attackers is yet to be known while the fate and whereabouts of the abductees are still unknown.
July 23, 2018 09:11 UTC
Libyan coastguard has intercepted 156 migrants, including Nigerians, in two separate incidents as they tried to reach Europe by sea, the Navy said. Navy spokesman Ayoub Qasim said that Libyan coastguard stopped a rubber boat carrying 116 migrants including five women off the western Libyan town of Zuwara. Earlier, 40 migrants including eight women and a child were stopped aboard a rubber boat late Saturday also off Zuwara. The 40 migrants included 19 Moroccans, 16 Nigerians, four Egyptians and a Syrian, the navy’s media centre said on its Facebook page. In recent months, the Libyan coastguard has reported intercepting various vessels carrying hundreds of migrants heading to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea.
July 23, 2018 08:15 UTC