Official says car bomb explosion kills 3 in Libya's east

The wreckage of a car, which was destroyed when a bomb exploded in Libya, can be seen in this file photo. (Reuters)
Updated 09 March 2018

Official says car bomb explosion kills 3 in Libya's east

BENGHAZI: A military spokesman says a car bomb explosion has killed at least three security personnel at a checkpoint south of the northeastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya.
Faisal Ahbale said Friday's attack took place at the town's southern entrance. No group immediately claimed responsibility but Ahbale said he believes it was carried out by Daesh.
Ajdabiya is situated west of Benghazi and has been under the control of the Libyan National Army in the country's east since 2016 after forcing out extremists. The LNA is led by Libya's strongman Khalifa Hifter.
Libya descended into chaos with its 2011 civil war, which toppled and later killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The country is currently split between governments in the east and the west.


Kuwait cabinet consider full coronavirus curfew

Updated 16 min 22 sec ago

Kuwait cabinet consider full coronavirus curfew

  • The cabinet discussed preventive measures and current conditions in the Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh areas in the country
  • A program of repatriating people is due to start at the end of the week for those who register on a special website

DUBAI: The Kuwait government has said it is considering imposing a full curfew in the country, as well as increasing medical employees and halving passes issued to workers across various sectors that allow their movement during the curfew, state news agency KUNA reported.
The cabinet discussed preventive measures and current conditions in the Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh areas in the country, which are under complete lockdown.
The authorities have been ordered to create an executive plan to deal with the possibility of imposing a curfew, government spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem said in an online news conference.
A program of repatriating people is due to start at the end of the week for those who register on a special website.
Al-Mezrem said the cabinet had ordered cleaning and security companies, contracted to the government, to pay workers and ensure they have good living conditions.
“The government will take legal action against companies violating this issue,” he said.
The country has also approved a request from the Ministry of Commerce to activate an electronic app for people to shop at cooperative societies, Al-Mezrem added.
The state, meanwhile, ordered the Directorate General for Civil Aviation to enable airline operation in order for expats to return back to their countries.