Archive for 2017

Libya oil production is back to normal after repairs finished at key oilfield

  • 31 December 2017 - 22:52
Libya oil production is back to normal after repairs finished at key oilfield

Repairing has been finished on the Libyan oil pipeline that has been damaged in a suspected attack five days ago, engineers working at the site said, according to Reuters. The engineers added that the oil production is restarting gradually after a blast and resulting fire on Tuesday about 130 km...

Two Iranian protesters shot by police in third day of angry rallies

  • 30 December 2017 - 23:17
Two Iranian protesters shot by police in third day of angry rallies

Two protesters at least were shot by Iranian security forces in the western town of Dorud on Saturday, according to a video posted on social media, on the third day of anti-government demonstrations around the country, Reuters reported. The video appeared to show demonstrators carrying two...

Djokovic withdraws from Qatar Open over elbow injury

  • 30 December 2017 - 21:51
Djokovic withdraws from Qatar Open over elbow injury

Novak Djokovic withdrew from next week’s Qatar Open on Saturday and faces a race to be fit for the first grand slam of the year. The 30-year-old Serb had been scheduled to start the new season at an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi on Friday when an elbow injury flared up, BBC...

Libya’s 2018 budget set at about 31 billion dollars as living conditions hit a new low

  • 30 December 2017 - 18:55
Libya’s 2018 budget set at about 31 billion dollars as living conditions hit a new low

The public budget for Libya in 2018 has been set at about 42.5 billion Libyan dinars, which is worth about 31 billion dollars at the official banking rates in the country, a source at the Ministry of Finance told The New Arab news website. The source, who requested to remain unnamed, added that...

Iran warns citizens of involvement in “illegal” protests

  • 30 December 2017 - 15:13
Iran warns citizens of involvement in “illegal” protests

Iran's government has told people to avoid "illegal gatherings" after two days of angry anti-establishment protests in the country. Tens of Iranians have been arrested in protests over corruption and living standards, according to the BBC, adding that anonymous social media posts have urged...

Apple apologizes for slowing older iPhones

  • 30 December 2017 - 13:49
Apple apologizes for slowing older iPhones

Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good, Reuters reported. In a posting on its website...

Last fighters standing in Benghazi leave for Derna after Haftar’s forces control of Ekhribish

  • 30 December 2017 - 12:40
Last fighters standing in Benghazi leave for Derna after Haftar’s forces control of Ekhribish

Benghazi Shura Council fighters have left their last holdout in the city - Sidi Ekhribish - and arrived in Derna on Friday, the senior leader of Libya Martyrs Brigade, Mohammed Salalbi announced in a statement on Friday. The statement, titled Ekhribish Epic, also explained that after the heavy...

Blown-up oil pipeline to be repaired by Sunday the most, Libya oil officials say

  • 30 December 2017 - 11:40
Blown-up oil pipeline to be repaired by Sunday the most, Libya oil officials say

The Libyan oil sector is likely going to start repairs Saturday or Sunday on a crude oil pipeline that had been blown up earlier this week, an oil official reported, according to Reuters. An explosion on Tuesday about 130 km (80 miles) south of the Sidra terminal cut Libya’s oil output by...

UNSMIL: Only Libyans can choose sovereign posts’ incumbents

  • 29 December 2017 - 14:55
UNSMIL: Only Libyans can choose sovereign posts’ incumbents

The United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL) has reaffirmed that only Libyans are entitled to decide who can or cannot run for sovereign positions, via the existing constitutional and legislative bodies in the country. The UNSMIL tweeted Thursday that the right to be nominated for a potential...

UN delegate to Libya: I won’t meet with Saif Gaddafi as he is wanted by ICC

  • 28 December 2017 - 20:55
UN delegate to Libya: I won’t meet with Saif Gaddafi as he is wanted by ICC

The Head of the UNSMIL and the UN delegate to Libya, Ghassan Salame, said he won't meet or have a discussion with the son of Moamar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam, as he is wanted foe war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Speaking to Saudi Al-Hayat newspaper Thursday, Salame said for the...