#AceWorldNews Armed gunman in military uniform abducted 70 Egyptian citizens from their homes in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Atti said.
The official added that they were taken to a police facility in Tripoli.
The Libyan authorities have not yet given any comments on the incident.
Six Egyptians, including some diplomats, were taken hostage in Tripoli in January, but later released.
Following the civil war in 2011 and the deposition of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the country’s weak central government has struggled to control the militias and rebel groups which frequently attack civilians.
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#AceWorldNews says Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has lost a confidence vote in parliament and will be replaced temporarily by the defence minister, parliament’s spokesman, Omar Hmeidan, told Reuters.
The MPs staged the vote after rebels in the east of country said a tanker loaded with oil from a port under their control escaped the navy and moved into international waters.
#AceWorldNews reports that a North Korean-flagged tanker began loading oil at a rebel-seized port at Es Sider terminal in eastern Libya, Reuters cited port and oil officials as saying on Saturday.
Earlier, the Libyan government threatened to bomb the tanker if it tried to export oil from the port, marking an escalation in the fight for the country’s oil reserves.
“The loading has started,” a port worker said and a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) confirmed.
Rebels who took control of three major Libyan ports in August are demanding more autonomy.
#AceWorldNews says that Niger has turned over a son of the late dictator Moamer Kadhafi to Libyan authorities, Tripoli said Thursday, as a government-allied militia released pictures of him in captivity.
The government said Saadi Kadhafi, who fled across the Sahara desert to Niger during the 2011 uprising that saw rebels capture and kill his father, ending his four-decade dictatorship, was in Libyan custody.
The Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, a militia made up of former rebels, released five pictures on Facebook of a disconsolate-looking Saadi in a blue jumpsuit getting his head and beard shaved.
He knelt on the floor as his hair was removed by a man wielding an electic razor.
Libya’s government said he would be held in accordance with “international standards regarding the treatment of prisoners”.
Saadi Kadhafi was best known as the head of Libya’s football federation and a player who paid his way into Italy’s top division.
#AceWorldNews says Libyan police have found the bodies of seven Egyptian Christians, who were killed execution-style on a beach in eastern Libya, Reuters reported, citing officials and local residents.
A police officer said on Monday the bodies were found with gunshots to the head outside Benghazi in the east. Assassinations, kidnappings and car bombs are common in the area, where Islamist militants are active.
#AceWorldNews says Five polling stations were blown up at dawn on Thursday in the eastern Libyan city of Derna on Thursday, Itar-Tass reported.
The blasts happened just a few hours after elections were scheduled to begin for the future Libyan constituent assembly.
Significant damage was caused to the buildings, according to the Libyan High National Election Commission (HNEC).
The schools which hosted the polling stations targeted were not protected, local media say.