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Libyan City Joins Islamic State

The coastal city of Derna has become the first city outside Iraq and Syria to join the “caliphate” announced by the extremist group Islamic State, according to media reports. Associated Press reports that the city has seen religious courts ordering killings in public, floggings of residents accused of violating sharia, as well as enforced segregation […]

Gunmen Steal $600,000 Cash

Gunmen have reportedly stolen $600,000 from a van taking cash to a bank in Eastern Libya. Five men stopped the van which was transporting 750,000 Libyan dinars ($600k) from an office of telecommunications company Libyana in the city of Derna, east of Benghazi. (Source: Reuters)

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Medelec Conference in Tripoli

The General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL) — the country’s power generating and distributing organization — has hosted Medelec’s 21st Annual Conference in Tripoli. Medelec, the Mediterranean Electricity Network, is the organization that links the power grid systems of the Mediterranean countries. The conference was held under the banner “Wind Energy Integration in a Power System: […]