Student ‘slapped 12 times’ for eating during class in Egypt’s Luxor

Egyptian school children can be seen in this file photo. (Reuters)
Updated 17 February 2018
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Student ‘slapped 12 times’ for eating during class in Egypt’s Luxor

LUXOR: A student at a school in Egypt’s governorate of Luxor was “slapped 12 times” by his teacher for allegedly eating his sandwich during class, a local news report said.
The student’s father is accusing a teacher at an elementary school of beating his son and slapping him 12 times on the face for eating during class time, a report by Masrawy said.
The assault reputedly led to facial bruises and bleeding from the student’s mouth as a result of him being pushed against the wall, the father was quoted as saying.
An official at the education directory in the governorate of Luxor said Saturday that investigations have been launched into the incident, adding that the medical report on the child’s case was also filed.


Libya loses 400,000 barrels of storage capacity due to militant attacks

Updated 19 June 2018
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Libya loses 400,000 barrels of storage capacity due to militant attacks

LONDON: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said that at least 400,000 barrels of storage capacity has been lost within the past few days due to militant attacks on Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra.
The NOC announced Monday that it has suffered “catastrophic losses” when two storage tanks were destroyed during fierce clashes in its oil crescent, northeast of the country.
Armed groups on Thursday attacked the Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra terminals held by Haftar’s forces around 650 kilometers (400 miles) east of Tripoli.
Haftar led a “major offensive” on Sunday following the attacks to drive rival groups from the country’s northeastern oil crescent.
NOC chief Mustafa Sonallah warned in statements carried by Reuters that if oil exports from these terminals remain at a standstill it could cause a “national disaster.”
The oil firm warned on Friday that output could fall by up to 400,000 barrels per day if the export shutdown continues.