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( يا خفاش الدم أخرج من جحرك ) بقلم : ادرار نفوسه

( الحركة الوطنية الليبية ) : بيان حول الوضع العربي الراهن والعدوان على لبنان

( البطاقة الشخصية ) شعر : ردينة مصطفى الفيلالي

( لا يُنصح بالرد ) بقلم : أسعد العقيلي

( مركز الدراسات الليبية ) : تضامناً مع الشعب اللبناني ـ من ذاكرة التاريخ المصورة

Monday, 31 July, 2006: Rescuers near Sicily found 14 malnourished survivors on a boat of illegal immigrants from Libya that originally had 27 people on board, the BBC reports. Two of the immigrants are reported in serious condition in a hospital in Palermo, Sicily's capital. At least five others are also hospitalized. Stefano Bricchi, captain of the Italian navy vessel Sibilla that rescued the immigrants off the island of Lampedusa, told Italian TV "they [the immigrants] told us that while they were at the sea, 13 had deceased and were thrown to the sea," he said. [UPI]
Monday, 31 July, 2006: World leaders condemned an Israeli attack on Lebanon yesterday that killed at least 60 civilians, but the U.S. and Britain again refrained from joining calls for an immediate ceasefire. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa joined a chorus of Arab leaders in denouncing the Israeli air strike, terming it a “massacre” and demanding an int'l probe ... Libya said it would seek to end the violence through contacts with UN Security Council members and step up donations of medicine and food to Lebanon. [Time Of Oman]
Monday, 31 July, 2006: Egypt on Sunday voiced dismay at accusations by Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi that it was supplying weapons to the Islamic Courts militia who control the capital Mogadishu, a foreign ministry statement said. On Saturday Gedi accused Egypt, Libya and Iran of "contributing to the violence in Somalia through Eritrea". [AFP]

( أرفض تكريمي من المسئولين على الثقافة في ليبيا ) بقلم : صابر الفيتوري

صفحات من مجلة "الضياء" ـ العدد الأول ـ مارس 1957م (1)

( الإتحاد الوطني للإصلاح ) : ليبيا... وتطوير العمل الوطني

Sunday, 30 July, 2006: Somalia's interim prime minister has accused Egypt, Libya and Iran of providing weapons to Islamists who have taken control of much of the country's southern region. Mohammed Ali Gedi said: "Egypt, Libya and Iran, whom we thought were friends, are engaged in fueling the conflict in Somalia by supporting the terrorists." Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys, leader of the Islamists, denied receiving support from foreign countries. [Al-Jazeera]
Sunday, 30 July, 2006: Libyan coastguards units arrested some 1,293 people of various nationalities suspected of illegally trying to migrate to Europe between 15-20 July. A source close to the ministry for public safety, said Thursday Libyan security services, during the same period, repatriated another 1,619 illegal immigrants to various countries. [Angop]
Sunday, 30 July, 2006: Mobile phone use in the Arab world surged 70% in 2005, boosted by lower prices due to more competition, a study said yesterday. The study by Dubai-based Madar Research said mobile phone subscriptions in Arab countries jumped to 87.06 million by the end of 2005 from 51.19m at end-2004, equivalent to a pan-Arab penetration rate of 28 percent ... The study, which covered 18 countries, said Libya had the fastest growth rate in mobile subscription while Bahrain and the UAE had penetration rates comparable to Europe. [Gulf Daily]

تعزية إلى آل الأبيض

( الكمونة وأفكار القذافي المجنونة ) بقلم : مصطفى محمد البركي

( لقطات من مظاهرة التضامن ـ لندن ـ الجمعة 28 يوليو ) تصوير : عمر الهوني

( أفكار وأحلام ليبية في (شفيلد)!؟ (1) ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

( الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : تأسيسه ونشأته (5) ) بقلم : محمد بن غلبون

( تأثير النصّ الديني المقدس في الفكر الإسلامي (4) ) بقلم : صلاح الحداد

Preconditions For Peace   By : Mohammed el-Jahmi

Saturday, 29 July, 2006: The American University of Beirut, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of History and Archaeology "regretfully" announced the death of Professor Emeritus Nicola Ziadeh, who died at the age of 99 on July 27. A specialist in the history of Syria and North Africa, Ziadeh was lively and informal in the classroom. "When we studied Libya," said one [of his students,] "we traveled to North Africa with him." [The Daily Star]
Saturday, 29 July, 2006: Libyan Prime Minister Dr Baghdadi Mahmoudi and visiting Togolese Prime minister, Edem Kodjo, have examined bilateral cooperation ties between the two countries and strategies to strengthen them mainly in investment and energy. They also discussed during their talks in Tripoli Wednesday other issues of common concern and preparations for the next CEN-SAD (the Community of Sahelian-Saharan States) summit scheduled in Togo. [ROT]
Saturday, 29 July, 2006: A meeting is to be held at the Italian Foreign Office over the coming days between Italy and Libya to review the economic relationship between the two countries. The announcement was made by Minister for the Interior Giuliano Amato. Amato said that in August there is to be a round table meeting between Italy, Libya and Malta on the issue of immigration, in preparation for the European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) conference. [AGI]
Saturday, 29 July, 2006: The case against the five Bulgarian nurses would most likely end by October, Feim Chaushev, Bulgarian deputy foreign minister said. The nurses are accused of deliberately infecting of more than 400 Libyan children in Benghazi in 1998. Chaushev described the Libyan courts move on July 25 when it denied all the requests made by the nurses' defence as a completely normal practise. “the end of the trial is near and I believe that more concrete decisions would be taken by the court on its next session on August 8” he said. [Sofia Echo]

( الجهاد والغيرة ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( تـليـين العدو ) بقلم : جلال أحمد الوحيشي

( المعارضة الليبية والعرب والبلع ) بقلم : د. الهادي شلوف

( ويبقى القول لنصر الله!! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعشة

Friday, 28 July, 2006: A degree of uneasiness appears to have been developing in relations between Malta and Libya in recent times, but particularly following the increasing numbers of illegal immigrants finding their way to Malta. If such uneasiness does not exist at government level, it is certainly being felt by the people. It looks as if something is not right in relations between the two countries. Libya appears to be adopting an indifferent attitude towards Malta since Malta joined the EU and, also, since the lifting of sanctions against Libya. [Times Of Malta]
Friday, 28 July, 2006: Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi said the government was discussing the possibility of giving a bigger role to foreign banks to help expand the provision of credit to businesses. Foreign banks have been slow to enter Libya despite a 2005 law permitting them to open branches, largely because of what bankers call bureaucratic regulation and administrative procedures. Mahmoudi made his remarks in a televised discussion on the economy on Tuesday that also included Libyan leader Qadhafi and Libyan businessmen. [Al-Arab]

( المصالحة والإصلاح بعيون النظام والمعارضة (1) ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

( كلّ ما أريده معرفة مصير والدي (1 و2) ) ترجمة : مخضرم

( رحلة الليل والنهار ) بقلم : خليفة الفاخري

Thursday, 27 July, 2006: Three more kg (6.6 pounds) of weapons-capable highly enriched uranium have been removed from Libya, bringing to 20 kg (44 pounds) the total put under international control since the country abandoned its nuclear arms program in 2003, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The recent two-day operation was carried out by Russia, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration and the U.N. watchdog agency, the IAEA. "Libya's cooperation and commitment was key to this joint nonproliferation effort. It is a clear indication of Libya's continued commitment to rid itself of weapons of mass destruction and proliferation-sensitive materials," Linton Brooks, the U.S. agency's administrator, said. [Reuters]
Thursday, 27 July, 2006: The trial of a German engineer accused of aiding Libya's nuclear programme collapsed on Wednesday. The presiding judge complained that documents had been withheld from the court. Gotthard Lerch, 63, went on trial in March, charged with breaking German export and weapons laws for allegedly helping supply uranium-enriching equipment to Libya between 1999 and 2003. Libya has since abandoned its nuclear programme. Judge Michael Seidling, calling a halt to proceedings at the Mannheim state court on Wednesday, said that prosecutors and investigators had possessed documents "about which the court knew nothing." That, he said, raised doubts about whether the trial could proceed fairly. [AP]
Thursday, 27 July, 2006: Qadhafi has urged his compatriots to "build new cities" in Libya by taking account of their culture, tradition and custom. Present-day "Libyan cities were founded after the 1 September 1969 revolution in haste to spare Libyans living in huts that were widespread at that time," Qadhafi told engineers at a meeting. He said that since foreigners built these cities, their climate and environment are different from those in Libya. Concerning major Libyan cities like Tripoli, Benghazi and Sebha, where there is population concentration, Qadhafi thinks that the solution to the modernisation of these cities is the building of giant towers to contain various services in order to facilitate traffic and reduce anarchy. [Angop]
Thursday, 27 July, 2006: French oil major Total said Wednesday it has found oil in block NC 191 in southwestern Libya, around 800 kilometers South of Tripoli. This is the first find in the block, located in the southern Murzuq Basin and awarded to Total in March 2001. Drilled to a total depth of 1,735 metres, the D1 well tested at 675 barrels of oil per day. The latest find consolidates Total's position in Libya, where it has been active since the 1950s. The Group has interests in the main offshore and onshore basins, operating the offshore Al Jurf field and the Mabruk field in the Sirte Basin and holding a working interest in the consortium that operates the El Sharara fields in the Murzuq Basin. [Dow Jones]
Thursday, 27 July, 2006: Libyan and Russian officials have held talks on ways to boost bilateral cooperation, notably in the area of investment, media reports said Monday. Baghdadi Mahmoudi, secretary of the Libyan People's General Committee and Igor Ivanov, President of the Russian National Security Council, headed the delegations from their countries during the talks on Saturday. Ivanov, who arrived in Tripoli Thursday evening for a two-day visit, held talks Friday with Libyan foreign minister Abderrahman Shalgham. [PANA]
Thursday, 27 July, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi Sunday received in Tripoli President Sulejman Tihic of Bosnia- Herzegovina, who expressed the willingness of the Eastern European country to promote and further strengthen bilateral relations with Libya, official Libyan sources affirmed here Monday. The sources told PANA that President Tihic lauded efforts exerted by the Libyan leader in favour of global security and peace, as well as the establishment of relations based on mutual respect and cooperation between peoples and nations in the world. [Angop]
Thursday, 27 July, 2006: Libya's average per capita consumption of onions is 66.8 pounds (30 kg) per year, which makes it the world leader among onion eaters. [Fredericksburg]

( لنكسر حاجز الخوف ) بقلم : د. محمد نصر

( خربشات يوم أجوف ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( شيّطت ريقي ـ تكملة ـ ) شعر : ياسين بوسيف ياسين

( أي جندي ) شعر : لطفي عبداللطيف

Wednesday, 26 July, 2006: A Libyan court has turned down a new expert opinion in defense of five Bulgarian nurses who allegedly infected 400 children with the virus that causes AIDS. The five Bulgarian women, in a Libyan jail for over seven years, have been standing a retrial before the Tripoli Court of Appeals after the same court overturned death sentences Dec. 25. The defense expert would have told the court of his opinion about what caused an AIDS outbreak in a Benghazi hospital in 1998, Bulgaria's SNA Sofia News Agency reported Tuesday. [UPI]
Wednesday, 26 July, 2006: The People's General Committee signed in its meeting Sunday night cooperation agreements with several countries, Libyan officials affirmed here Monday. Meanwhile, after examining a note concerning the situation of Libyan schools abroad, the General Committee has decided to allocate a fixed support budget to these schools to cover their expenses and needs in order to make them fulfil their educational and cultural mission. [Angop]
Wednesday, 26 July, 2006: After a meeting with Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi at Palazzo Chigi in Rome, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi announced that Italy is committed to join the Mediterranean surveillance forces under the Frontex umbrella and in this way help Malta combat its illegal immigration problem. "The problem is alarming but an agreement is yet to be reached. Libya is still reluctant to accept surveillance in its territory waters." The two Prime Ministers expressed their optimism that an agreement with Libya will be reached soon. [Di-vi]
Wednesday, 26 July, 2006: In the Libyan city of Tarhunah, the KSB Group will equip two new pumping stations with eight volute casing pumps each. The total discharge head of both stations will be 550 m. KSB was awarded the contract because the end user had gained good experience with the products from Germany in other pumping stations in the past. Delivery is expected to be completed by the end of 2006. The two pumping stations are part of the legendary "Great Man-Made River" project in which the aquifers of the Sahara desert are tapped and the water is transferred to the coastal regions of Bengazi, Sirte and Tripoli. [KSB]
Wednesday, 26 July, 2006: A Libyan oil company had won a deal to build a 340-km-long oil pipeline from Eldoret, Kenya to the Ugandan capital of Kampala, the state-owned New Vision reported on Tuesday. Godfrey Mugabi, commercial manager of TAMOIL East Africa, said, "We have been invited for negotiations before we begin construction." TAMOIL won the bid with a cost of 71.2 million U.S. dollars against Shell's 135 million dollar and China Pipeline Construction Company's 125 million dollar. The whole project would take 18 to 24 months, he added. [Xinhua]

كتاب ( البيان بالقرآن ) تأليف : مصطفى كمال المهدوي(20)

Tuesday, 25 July, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi said Sunday that at one stage Libya came close to building a nuclear bomb, the Libyan news agency JANA reported Monday. "It is true that Libya came close to building a nuclear bomb, JANA quoted Qadhafi as saying in a speech to Libyan engineers. "This is no longer a secret," he added, according to the report, "as everything was laid bare by the" IAEA. Qadhafi, who was speaking mainly about the need for economic self-reliance, referred to the country's efforts to obtain a bomb as one of several examples of Libyans being successful in challenging endeavors. His main point was that he wanted to limit the role of foreigners to ensure that as much of the country's wealth as possible stayed at home. [Reuters]
Tuesday, 25 July, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi, elaborating on a longstanding explanation for his abandonment of confrontation with the West, said the time for spending large amounts of money on supporting political movements overseas was over. In a speech to Libyan engineers, Qadhafi said he had stopped supplying revolutionary movements with help "because we spent a great deal of money on the military side, not only in terms of construction." He said Libya had taken part in a battle for Arab nationalism. "There were hopes and aspirations to have a strong nationalist entity of which we would be a part," he said. "Unfortunately this has failed, and that era ended, and a new era began." [Reuters]
Tuesday, 25 July, 2006: BJ Tubular Services has been awarded a contract by OXY Libya LLC to provide casing and tubing running services, as well as float equipment, centralisers and thread compounds. BJ Tubular Services will support 27 exploration wells currently scheduled for drilling on OXY Libya's concessions in the Sirte, Murzuq and Cyrenaica regions. BJ Tubular Services will commence operations in September 2006. Initial plans involve using two drilling rigs, and services will be carried out during the following 27 months. The two-year multi-million dollar contract features a one-year option to renew. [OilOnLine]
Tuesday, 25 July, 2006: A few days after online edition of Libyan daily Libya Today informed that the families of the children infected with AIDS in Benghazi will start protesting against the slow procedure of sending the children to be treated abroad Tripoli started working hard on legalizing the documents of the first group of children who are to leave for Europe, the newspaper notes. Sources from the Association of the Families of Children Infected with AIDS in Libya announced the government has reacted immediately to the parents’ demands and has started preparing the necessary documents. Meanwhile the newspaper points out that the Association chair Idris Laga left for Paris and Rome Sunday in order to confirm the agreements between Libya and a few hospitals in Italy and France, which promised to start treating the children. [FIA]

تعازي إلى آل الخفيفي     تعزية إلى آل الواعر

( الشريف معمر محمد بومنيار القحصي القذافي الحسيني ) بقلم : مصطفى محمد البركي

Tibra : Tibra Spotlight, July 2006
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( تبرة ) : أضواء تبرة ـ يوليو 2006
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( لا إدريس ولا إبليس ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

( ذكرى حاتم بوسنينة رحمه الله ) بقلم : زكريا عمر امبيق

Monday, 24 July, 2006: Libya has signed an agreement to develop an aerospace industry. EADS and Libya Africa Portfolio for Investment have signed a Memorandum of Agreement designed to build a regional air maintenance and training center in the Libya. Under the accord, signed at Farnborough Air Show, EADS would establish an aeronautical maintenance center, an air academy and a calibration and meteorological center in Tripoli. [MENL]
Monday, 24 July, 2006: One of the highlights in the 27th Oil and Money conference is the presentation of the Petroleum Executive of the Year award to HE Shokri Ghanem, Chairman of Libya National Oil Company. This year's event entitled, The End of Cheap Oil, will be held in partnership with Energy Intelligence on 18-19 September in London. Last year's executive of the year was Abdallah Jumah, CEO of Saudi Aramco. [Pipeline]

( لقطات من مظاهرة التضامن مع الشعبين اللبناني والفلسطيني ـ لندن ) تصوير : عمر الهوني

لقطات من مشاركة ( لجنة العمل الوطني في المملكة المتحدة ) في مظاهرة التضامن ـ مانشستر

( الطّاغـوت ) ترجمة : مخضرم

( من طرابلس الغرب إلى طرابلس الشرق ) بقلم : د. الهادي شلوف

( الخديعـة (2) ) بقلم : صلاح الحداد

( هل اكتشف المسلمون أمريكا قبل أن يولد كولمبس بثلاث مئة عام؟! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعشة

Sunday, 23 July, 2006: Another 'great revolution' is happening in Libya and - you guessed it - it's all about property. The one-time pariah state is opening its doors to foreign buyers and, in an attempt to attract gin-guzzling infidels from the West, is even considering designating alcohol-consumption zones in the otherwise dry country. The recent thaw in diplomatic relations with Libya, coinciding with changes in property ownership laws, has seen a number of foreign developers enter negotiations with Qadhafi's government over tourism and housing schemes. But this new market is not without risk: the concept of property ownership is relatively new, the associated laws are constantly changing, and obtaining a visa can still be difficult. [The Observer]
Sunday, 23 July, 2006: A 3,200-year interlude of tropical rains once transformed the eastern Sahara into a verdant savanna where seminomadic people thrived amid elephants, cattle and more than 30 species of fish, according to German researchers. After collecting more than 500 radiocarbon dates at 150 sites in an area larger than Western Europe, University of Cologne researchers found that the sudden climate change 10,500 years ago coaxed thousands of people to move into the now desolate expanse. The researchers believe that the eastern Sahara, which includes parts of Egypt, Sudan, Libya and Chad, began to dry out around 5300 BC, and that most of the tribes had retreated eastward to the Nile or southward to northern Sudan by 3500 BC. Kroepelin said current global warming could one day make the Sahara habitable again. "The Sahara is a past and future place to live for mankind," he said. [LATimes]

( دمعة وفاء.. رثاء المرحوم حسين مازق ) شعر : رجب الماجري

( أقيموا دولة الإسلام : بين أبي قتادة والفيتوري ) بقلم : خالد الغول

( مراجعات في فقه الجماعات الاسلامية ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

The Libyan Constitutional Union (2)   By : Mohammed Ben Ghalbon

The Monarchists' Squirming...!   By : Ghoma

( العوامل التاريخيّة التي أدّت إلى استقلال ليبيا ودستورها (4) ) بقلم : مفتاح السيّد الشريف

( راهـبات الشرق ) شعر : ردينة مصطفى الفيلالي

Saturday, 22 July, 2006: Thousands across the Muslim world used Friday's Islamic day of prayer to protest Israel's attacks on Hezbollah, urging Sunni-Shiite unity to defeat the Jewish state. Police clashed with anti-Israeli demonstrators in Egypt, Bahrain and Indian-run Kashmir ... Protesters also took to the streets in other cities, including several thousand in Tripoli, Libya. About 2,000 angry demonstrators shouted praise for Hezbollah in the Jordanian capital, Amman. "No to the Arab silence on the Zionist crimes," read one banner. [AP]
Saturday, 22 July, 2006: A Maltese court on Friday upheld a plea by a group of migrants from a Spanish trawler that none of them should be sent to Libya because their human rights could not be guaranteed in that country. The 51 mostly Eritrean migrants were picked up by the trawler off Libya on July 14. They were refused permission to land in Malta. Maltese Foreign Minister Michael Frendo said Spain had agreed to send planes to pick up the migrants and distribute them among Libya, Italy, Andorra, Morocco and Spain. [Reuters]
Saturday, 22 July, 2006: Malta's Home Affairs Minister Tonio Borg has invited his Italian and Libyan counterparts for talks on the immigration crisis, accentuated by the drama involving 51 illegal immigrants on a Spanish trawler off Malta. Dr Borg said, when contacted, he had extended an invitation to the Italian government on his recent visit to Italy and also an invitation to the Libyan government. Italy has accepted, while Libya still has to reply. [Times Of Malta]
Saturday, 22 July, 2006: Libya and Egypt have signed a joint technical cooperation agreement in the field of stock markets, official sources revealed here Thursday. The Director General of the Libyan stock market, Sleiman Shehoumi and the president of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian brokerage and central registration companies, Mohamed Abdessalam, signed the agreement Wednesday. They said the signing sealed economic cooperation between the two stock markets in the fields of technical assistance in stock market transaction and operation. [Angop]
Saturday, 22 July, 2006: The Libyan General People's Committee secretary of Economy, Trade and Investment, Tayeb al-Saffi, on Thursday held a working session with a delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The meeting enabled the two parties to look into several questions related to the situation of the Libyan economy. Al-Saffi told the IMF delegation that Libya was capable of playing a major role in international trade in view of its strategic geographical location, which presents it as the northern gate of the African continent. [AND]
Saturday, 22 July, 2006: The Secretary of the Libyan General People's Committee for Health and Environment, Dr Mohamed Rashed, Wednesday chaired a meeting devoted to improved health care delivery, administrative management of hospitals and adequate provision of equipment and medicines. The meeting, which brought together the directors of hospitals and specialised medical centres of the municipality of Tripoli, was a follow-up to the training programme for doctors and medical assistants. It also discussed the operating budget of hospitals and the elaboration of the projected budget for 2007. [Angop]

( ملتقى أمازيغ ليبيا الأول ) : البيان الختامي

( الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا والمخابرات الأجنبية (2) ) بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

Friday, 21 July, 2006: Arab leaders must divert windfall revenues from record high oil prices to help Lebanese and Palestinian people weathering Israeli attacks, Qadhafi's son said on Thursday. Saif al-Islam said any future Arab summit on the latest wave of Middle East violence would be a big embarrassment if it failed to shift extra oil profits to Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. Saif al-Islam, who heads the Qadhafi Foundation, said his charity would fly planes carrying humanitarian relief to Lebanon in defiance of Israel's air, sea and road blockade. [Reuters]
Friday, 21 July, 2006: The European Commission has decided to go ahead with its planned sea patrols although Libya has yet to say whether it is willing to cooperate with the EU's border control agency's joint missions off Malta in a bid to curb illegal immigration. Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini said yesterday the Commission will announce the start of the missions next week. "We have asked the Libyan authorities to sanction our patrols in their territorial waters ... My opinion is that this first mission should start in any case," Mr Frattini said. [Times Of Malta]

( التحليل الإجدابي : المثـقف وأزمته ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( دعوة لإعادة كتابة معجم معارك الجهاد ) بقلم : سعيد العريبي

( الشرعية.. والإراده الشعبية! (3) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( عن الحلم والوجه المبتسم ) شعر : علي الخرم

Thursday, 20 July, 2006: Bombardier Inc. has sold two business jets to United Aviation of Libya in a deal value at $US 55 million. The contracts for a Challenger 300 aircraft and a Bombardier Global 5000 jet are the first from a customer in Libya, Canada's Bombardier said. Bombardier makes regional aircraft and business jets, as well as rail transportation equipment. [CP]
Thursday, 20 July, 2006: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo disclosed Tuesday that she has secured Libya's commitment to give priority to Filipino workers in the construction of multi-billion pesos worth projects being funded by the Bank of Libya. "Bank of Libya is financing P40 billion worth of construction projects and the first priority are Filipinos," she said. She made the disclosure before the start of the 13th full Cabinet meeting at Malacanang's Aguinaldo State Dining Room, barely 30 minutes after she arrived from a successful state visit in Libya. [PNA]

( قراءة في "الميثاق العربي لحقوق الإنسان" ) بقلم : فرج بوالعشة

( الخيرية.. بين منطق الأشياء وطبائعها ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

Wednesday, 19 July, 2006: Libya returned to the global aviation market for the first time on a significant scale in almost 30 years on Tuesday with a deal to buy Airbus jets for USD$1.7 billion. The move to buy European jets on behalf of Afriqiyah Airways is among the most significant non-oil deals since the lifting of UN sanctions in 2003. "We want to have a strategic partnership with Europe to develop Africa in all its aspects: airlines, construction, tourism," Bashir Saleh, chief of staff to Libyan leader Qadhafi said. Saleh chairs the Libyan African Portfolio for Investment, which owns Afriqiyah Airways and which, he says, has a capital base of USD$5 billion to invest in achieving Qadhafi's vision of African economic and political co-operation. [Reuters]
Wednesday, 19 July, 2006: Twelve Malaysian companies that participated in a marketing mission to Algeria and Libya have secured sales of RM58 mil of construction-related services and products. The mission, from June 30 to July 7, was organised by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) in collaboration with the Construction Industry Development Board and the Professional Services Development Corp. Matrade said in a statement it arranged for the companies to meet with 37 Algerian and 31 Libyan companies. [The Star]

تعزية إلى آل بولموشة     تعزية إلى آل منصور

( الأتحاد الليبي ) : بيان بشأن انتهاك حقوق الإنسان في غزة ولبنان

( هدرَزَة في السّياسَة والتّاريخ (الجزء الثاني ـ 15 ) ) بقلم : الصادق شكري

( بمن يستغيث شعب العراق؟ ) بقلم : سليمان الشجاع

( العوامل التاريخيّة التي أدّت إلى استقلال ليبيا ودستورها (3) ) بقلم : مفتاح السيّد الشريف

Tuesday, 18 July, 2006: US Middle East envoy David Welch has met Libyan officials to discuss stronger economic ties between the two countries, reports said on Monday. The assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs met in Tripoli prime minister Baghdadi Mahmudi over the weekend to discuss investments and the oil sector, AFP reports. Welch also reportedly spoke about the conflict in Lebanon with foreign minister Abdel Rahman Chalgham. The United States resumed diplomatic ties with Libya mid-May. Washington broke diplomatic relations and imposed sanctions following the 1979 attack on the US embassy in Tripoli. [AKI]
Tuesday, 18 July, 2006: The Libyan Court will confirm the death sentences of the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor, mediapool.bg announced on Monday, citing the Libyan newspaper Libya Today. The country tries to sign a deal with EU and USA in which Tripoli will receive the Libyan convict in the Lockerbie bombing. He is planned to be changed for the Bulgarian nurses, mediapool.bg added. Death sentences’ confirmation will open the doors for political and diplomatic negotiations between the infected children's parents from the one side and the Bulgarian government, EU and USA from the other. [BNN]
Tuesday, 18 July, 2006: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo asked Libya's help for a stable oil supply and more job opportunities for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) during her state visit to the Mediterranean country, the government said Monday. In her talk with Libyan leader Qadhafi Sunday night, Arroyo was assured of oil supply, the government said in a statement after the meeting. Arroyo also visited the National Oil Company of Libya, in hope to forge with it a joint exploration venture in the Philippines, according to the statement. The Qadhafi Foundation earlier expressed interest in a joint venture with the Philippine National oil Company in developing a 36,000-hectare palm oil plantation in North Cotabato's Liguasan marsh. [Xinhua]

تعازي إلى آل جياش

( لقطات من مظاهرة التضامن مع الشعب اللبناني ـ لندن ) تصوير : عمر الهوني

( ماهو خيارنا؟؟ ) بقلم : د. محمد نصر

( تجليّات اليأس المُروّض ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( رسالة إلى كل مواطن صالح ) بقلم : مصطفى الرعيض

( الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الأنسان ) : من "دمقرطة الشرق الأوسط" الى تهديم..

( ما أقبح الجهل المركب ) بقلم : سالم بن عمار

( السيرة النبوية (23) ) بقلم : د. علي محمد الصلابي

( مجلة "الجيل الصاعد" ـ يونيو 1964م ) : لم لا تعود

Monday, 17 July, 2006: The eponymous men in Libyan-born Hisham Matar's outstanding debut novel are impenetrable, austere, terrifying. For nine-year-old Suleiman, they are a flickering but potent presence: hands in smoke-filled rooms that he is instructed to kiss. But Suleiman is growing up in 1970s Libya and a far larger force looms over even these goliaths: Qadhafi, 'The Benefactor', 'The Guide' ... At a time when western leaders have been cosying up to Qadhafi, it is salient to be reminded of the cruelty of his reign. In the Country of Men (photo) is a powerful political novel and a tender evocation of universal human conflicts - over identity, forgiveness, love. It is due to be published in 13 languages and. It was more than worth the wait. [The Guardian]
Monday, 17 July, 2006: Foreign ministers or representatives of the 22 member states of the Arab League began their emergent meeting on Saturday on the escalating violence in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. About 16 Arab nations sent their foreign ministers to the meeting while others, including Libya, Comoros, Somalia, Mauritania and Djibouti, dispatched their representatives. Palestinian Foreign Minister and senior Hamas member Mahmoud al-Zahar was not present, replaced by Chairman of the PLO Political Department Farouk Qaddoumi. [Xinhua]

موقع ليبي جديد : نادي القلم الليبي
www.libyanwritersclub.com

( انصبن خيام عزاه والي برقه ) شعر : علي البرعصي

( شيّطت ريقي ) شعر : ياسين ابوسيف ياسين

Constitution: Beating On A Dead Horse..   By : Ghoma

Sunday, 16 July, 2006: Despite their ouster in the semi-finals, Brazil remain No. 1, followed by winner Italy, Argentina and France. England rise to 5th with Portugal in 8th. Mexico drop to 18th behind the USA and Spain. A total of 196 countries were ranked. Libya rank No. 80. [SP]
Sunday, 16 July, 2006: "Put the Hezbollah attacks in the context of history: Gamal Abdul Nasser is gone, (Iraq's) Saddam Hussein is crushed, (Libya's) Qadhafi is domesticated and Yasser Arafat was quarantined," said Dan Schueftan, a senior fellow at the Shalem Centre, a Jerusalem-based research centre. "Everyone is gone. So by acting now, Hezbollah is exploiting that vacuum to establish itself, at the service of Iran, as the last hope for radicals in the Middle East." There is a huge gamble involved in Hezbollah's play - the bet that sooner or later Israel will submit to its ransom demands, as it has done in the past, and leave the group's Beirut-based leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah as the saviour of Arab dignity. But the bellicose mood gathering momentum throughout Israel suggests that this time Hezbollah's bet is sorely misplaced. [The Star]

( الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : تأسيسه ونشأته (4) ) بقلم : محمد بن غلبون

( الشرعية.. والإراده الشعبية! (2) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( جدلية النصّ والتاريخ... (2) ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

( بمن يستغيث سنـّة العراق؟! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعشة

Saturday, 15 July, 2006: The Japanese government said Friday it will send a mission to Libya to strengthen bilateral ties in energy and other areas. Harufumi Mochizuki, director-general of the Natural Resources and Energy Agency, will join the mission, Minister of Economy Toshihiro Nikai told a press conference. On Thursday, Nikai met with Shokri Ghanem, head of Libya's National Oil Corp., and agreed to strengthen relations between the two nations. [JIJI Press]
Saturday, 15 July, 2006: Woodside Petroleum Ltd said its oil exploration program in Libya is gaining momentum following the start of drilling at its first well in March. The company, 34 pct owned by the Royal Dutch Shell group, has the third largest exploration acreage position in Libya with nearly 60,000 sq km. Woodside exploration and new ventures director Agu Kantsler said, Woodside plans to drill 17 exploration wells over the next 18 months. [XFN]
Saturday, 15 July, 2006: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will embark on a four-day visit to Libya on the weekend, an official said yesterday. Arroyo would leave Manila for Libya on Saturday, and return on July 18. Arroyo is expected to discuss oil, investments and peace talks with Muslim separatist rebels in the southern Philippines. [Gulf Times]

تعازي إلى آل الشيخي

( خطوط داخلية في لوحة الطلوع ) شعر : محمد الفقيه صالح

( الحبّ والخسران... وبينهما نقاط! ) ترجمة وتعليق : مخضرم

( أمطار الليل ) بقلم : صلاح الحداد

Omar Deghayes (photo), 37, who was born in Libya but lived in Brighton, UK, has been held in Guantanamo Bay since 2002.Friday, 14 July, 2006: Supporters of a law student being held in Guantanamo Bay are presenting a petition as part of their continuing campaign calling for his release. Omar Deghayes (photo), 37, who was born in Libya but lived in Brighton, UK, has been held in detention since 2002. Five hundred residents living in the Sussex city have signed the petition, presented to Brighton and Hove City Council on Thursday. They are asking the council to do more to secure the release of Mr Deghayes. [BBC]
Friday, 14 July, 2006: Senior Libyan oil official Tarek Hassan-Beck confirmed Wednesday that he has been appointed as his country's governor to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Hassan-Beck told Dow Jones Newswires, his new post would be effective immediately. He replaces Hammouda al Aswad. Hassan-Beck appointment follows a reshuffle in the Libyan oil sector, which recently saw the appointment of the country's former prime minister, Shokri Ghanem, as chief executive of Libya's National Oil Company (NOC). [Dow Jones]
Friday, 14 July, 2006: The U.S. has lifted restrictions on air transport cooperation with Libya, including aircraft sales, a Libyan official said. The move came after the highest-ranking U.S. diplomat visited Libya to reflect the changes in relations between the two countries, which have warmed since Libya gave up its WMD programmes in 2003. Libyan officials have said Libya looked forward to U.S. investment, high-technology and expertise. They cited plans to buy several aircraft, upgrade ports and airports as areas of cooperation with Washington. [Reuters]
Friday, 14 July, 2006: Libyan coastguards have arrested a boat carrying 175 persons of various nationalities all candidates for illegal emigration towards Europe, an official source affirmed Wednesday. The general management of relations co-operation at the Libyan general committee (ministry) for Public Safety said in a statement that necessary measures have been taken against these illegal emigrants, "as part of the efforts to curb this phenomenon". [Angop]

( العوامل التاريخيّة التي أدّت إلى استقلال ليبيا ودستورها (2) ) بقلم : مفتاح السيّد الشريف

( ثـقافة المقاومة ) بقلم : سليمان الشجاع

( القوى السياسية وراء دستور 1951 ) بقلم : د. محمد بالروين

( حكاية مثـقف "عيت بونجّامه" ) شعر : رابح بوبكر

Thursday, 13 July, 2006: Libya hopes to bring back its crude oil production to the 1970 level of 3.7 million barrels per day in the next few years, Libya's top oil official said. Asked when Libya's oil output would return to that level, Shukri Ghanem, the head of Libya's National Oil Co. said: "We hope that (would happen) in 5, 6, 7, 8 years... maybe by the years 2012-2015." [Reuters]
Thursday, 13 July, 2006: The U.S. has removed air transport restrictions on Libya, another sign of improving diplomatic ties between the former opponents. State Department official Paula Dobriansky delivered the message during meetings with Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi. Two weeks ago, the U.S. removed Libya from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. [AHN]
Thursday, 13 July, 2006: Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be flying to Libya this weekend for a state visit during which she will thank Libyan leader Qadhafi for his efforts to resolve a decades-long Muslim separatist insurgency. She is also expected to discuss the peace process in Mindanao and the oil situation with Qadhafi during the July 15 to 18 visit. [INQ7]
Thursday, 13 July, 2006: World Islamic Call Society (WICS) has commemorated Tuesday in Tripoli, Libya, the World Refugee Day in collaboration with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). This commemoration aims at drawing attention to the suffering of refugees and a reminder of the tragedy lived by every refugee due to wars and conflicts. [AND]

( تجربة "جيل ـ مونديال" : الختام ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( محطات ليبية (11) ) بقلم : عبدالنبي أبوسيف ياسين

( رثاء المرحوم حسين بك مازق ( إضافات ) ) شعر : ابن الريف

Wednesday, 12 July, 2006: Italian naval vessel "Porvini" docked at the Tripoli navy base Monday as part of military cooperation between the Libyan and Italian navies. [PANA]
Wednesday, 12 July, 2006: US Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky will debate the trial of the Bulgarian nurses jailed in Libya during her visit to Libya. Dobriansky explained that it was Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who personally asked her to pay attention to the case. As a result, Dobriansky has given the issue top priority, she told Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev. The US diplomat has already left for Libya. [SNA]
Wednesday, 12 July, 2006: Alexander Olshevski, the new Bulgarian ambassador in Libya has presented his credentials to the Secretary of the General National Congress Zenati Mohamed al Zenati, officials announced on Tuesday. The Congress secretary for foreign affairs and other officials also took part in the ceremony, the Bulgarian National Radio added. [BNN]
Wednesday, 12 July, 2006: More flights between Qatar and Egypt and Libya will become possible soon following recent talks the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had with officials of the two countries. According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Qatar's CAA and the Egyptian CAA, capacity between Doha and Cairo will be increased shortly. [Gulf Times]
Wednesday, 12 July, 2006: The European Parliament (EP) will send 153 postcards to the Libyan delegation in Brussels to support the Bulgarian nurses who are imprisoned in Libya. Members of the European Parliament (MEP), institution's officials, MEPs' assistants and trainees have supported the campaign; other twelve observers in the EP have also signed the appeal. [BNN]

( لجنة الإعداد والتنسيق ) : ملتقى ليبيا الأمازيغية

بوخزام العناني : ابراهيم الفقيه حسن.. الوطني العامل المثابر

( العوامل التاريخيّة التي أدّت إلى استقلال ليبيا ودستورها (1) ) بقلم : مفتاح السيّد الشريف

( الحروف ) شعر : محمد الفقيه صالح

Tuesday, 11 July, 2006: U.S. President Bush has dispatched to Libya the highest-ranking diplomat to visit the North African nation since Tripoli gave up its WMD in 2003, the State Department said on Monday. Under Secretary of State Paula Dobriansky will lead a U.S. delegation on a four-day trip to the OPEC member. The visit, which begins on Monday, will address largely non-controversial issues such as scientific cooperation and how to deal with avian flu, but is symbolic of improving ties. Full diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Libya were restored two weeks ago and Libya was removed from the US list as a state-sponsor of terrorism. "This mission's focus on health, science, technology, and the environment sends a clear message that the U.S. seeks to address issues that will enhance the Libyan people's quality of life and further integrate Libya into the int'l community," the State Department said. [KUNA/Reuters]

تعازي إلى آل المغيربي     تعازي إلى آل الورفلي وآل ارحومة

( سين وجيم .. حول دعـوتي للمصالحة الوطنية!؟ ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

كتاب ( البيان بالقرآن ) تأليف : مصطفى كمال المهدوي (19)

( تـفاكير اليوم الثامن ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

Monday, 10 July, 2006: Yemen and Libya stressed that Israel should join the agreement on non proliferation of WMD and open its nuclear establishments for inspection by the IAEA to keep the Middle East clean from WMD. At the conclusion of a visit paid by Yemeni President, Ali Saleh to Libya, the two sides affirmed the need for other countries to emulate Tripoli and voluntary give up the programs and equipment that might lead to the production of nuclear arms. [BNA]

( ربّما بدلاً من نعـم أو لا... ) بقلم : سالم محمد

( غاب الأنتماء... انفرط حبل الأمان!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

The Libyan Constitutional Union (1)   By : Mohammed Ben Ghalbon

Arab States And The Protectorate Status   By : Ghoma

Sunday, 9 July, 2006: Yemeni President, Ali Abdulla Saleh arrived in Tripoli today for a visit to Libya during which he will meet with his Libyan counterpart Qadhafi. In a statement on arrival, President Saleh told the Libyan News Agency that his talks with the Libyan leader will focus on regional and Arab developments and bilateral relations and ways of bolstering them. [BNA]
Sunday, 9 July, 2006: Malta should continue to insist on the earliest possible EU joint patrols to help stem the inflow of illegal immigrants, but the absence of an agreement on repatriation of migrants to Libya could badly affect the extent to which such patrols would ease the problem, opposition home affairs spokesman Gavin Gulia said in Parliament yesterday. [The Times]
Sunday, 9 July, 2006: Libyan Dinar (LYD) per: US Dollar 1.29800, Euro 1.66274, Pound Sterling 2.40130, Japanese Yen 0.01138, Swiss Franc 1.06132. (14:27 GMT, 28 June 2006) [Forex]
Sunday, 9 July, 2006: Lebanese authorities found maps and bomb plans on the personal computer of an al-Qaida suspect arrested in an alleged plot to attack train tunnels in New York. The Lebanese newspaper As-Safir reported Saturday that Hammoud, 31 and codenamed Amir Andalousli, was the "mastermind" of an int'l ring to strike America. In addition to Hammoud, the paper said a Syrian suspect was lured to Libya and arrested there and a third suspect whose nationality was unknown. Other suspects still at large include a Saudi, a Yemeni, a Jordanian, a Palestinian, an Iranian Kurd and a sixth whose nationality was not known. [CKNW]

( جدلية النصّ والتاريخ... (1) ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

( خواطر في مشهد متجدّد ) بقلم : سمير بن علي

( رثاء المرحوم حسين بك مازق ) شعر : ابن الريف

( النصّ الالهي ) شعر : بن شويخه

Saturday, 8 July, 2006: The U.S. has quietly removed Libya from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, a step that was supposed to trigger a damage payment by the Libyans to the families of the 270 people killed in the bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland, in Dec. 1988, but the Libyans are holding off. The payment appears to have fallen victim, at least temporarily, to a disagreement between Libya and the U.S. over public acknowledgment of Libya's rehabilitation. Libya had been on the list of countries sponsoring terrorism since Dec. 29, 1988, eight days after Pan Am 103, a Boeing 747 en route to New York form London, exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland. Everyone aboard was killed, as were 11 people on the ground. [IHT]
Saturday, 8 July, 2006: U.S. oil major ConocoPhillips said it expects production in the second quarter to be about 30 percent higher than the previous quarter, reflecting its acquisition of Burlington Resources Inc. and increased volume from Libya. The company said it was able to charge higher prices for crude oil in the period, but had lower prices for U.S. natural gas. [Reuters]
Saturday, 8 July, 2006: The Arab League has wired $50 million to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to ease a fiscal crisis by providing humanitarian grants to government workers who have gone unpaid for months. Hesham Youssef, chief of staff for Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa, said the money -- donated by Arab states including Qatar, Libya and Syria -- was sent on Monday to an account held by Abbas's office. The transfer of funds effectively bypassed the Hamas-led Palestinian government, which faces a Western aid boycott. [Reuters]

( تأثير النصّ الديني المقدس في الفكر الإسلامي (3) ) بقلم : صلاح الحداد

( الغالي لوّل ) شعر : شاعر ليبي

( الشرعية.. والإراده الشعبية! (1) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

Nesma al-Wershefani, one of the Libyan childern who contracted HIV-AIDS. Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinean doctor are accused of intentionally infected hundreds of Libyan children with HIV in a Benghazi hospital.Friday, 7 July, 2006: Libya has contributed $17 million to a program to help fight HIV-AIDS in Benghazi where hundreds of Libyan children have contracted the disease (photo: Nesma al-Wershefani, one of victims), a senior official said. "We have released $17 million for the application of the agreement between the Qadhafi Charitable Foundation and the European Union (EU)," the foundation's executive director Saleh Abdelsalam told AFP. The Qadhafi foundation is headed by Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi's son Seif al-Islam. Saleh Abdelsalam said the European Union had only given $2 million to finance the programme. [AFP]
Friday, 7 July, 2006: Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh will start a tour, with a high-quality delegation, in the coming week includes Libya, Eritrea and Saudi Arabia, according to informed sources. Saleh will met with Libyan President Qadhafi in Tripoli where they would discuss the situations in the in the Arab area and means to coordinate the attitudes about many issues such as the Israeli offensives on the Palestinian unarmed people, the situation in Iraq, Somalia and Sudan, in addition to discussing relations between the two brotherly counties. [SABA]
Friday, 7 July, 2006: Libyan secretary for European Affairs, Adbelati Labidi, Tuesday met with Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Massimo Dalima. The meeting offered an opportunity to examine strategies to implement the joint declaration signed in 1998 between the two countries. In the Declaration, Italy had presented its excuses to the Libyan people for the damages caused during its colonisation of Libya. The Declaration recommends the establishment of a company jointly owned by Libya and Italy to support the implementation of infrastructure and development projects and the construction of a specialised centre for the manufacture of artificial limbs meant for the victims of mines planted in Libya by the Italian colonisers. [Angop]
Friday, 7 July, 2006: The defence team for five Bulgarian nurses accused of infecting more than 400 Libyan children with HIV-tainted blood, claims psychological-torture measures were used against the nurses, Bulgarian newspapers reported on Thursday. According to reports in the dailies Trud and 24 tchassa, confirmed to AFP by Bulgarian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Dimitar Tsanchev, the defence gave the court in Tripoli a list of 211 instances in which the nurses were subjected to psychological pressure. The torture claims were "particularly important to disprove the accusations" made against the five women, Tsanchev said. [Mail&Guardian]
Friday, 7 July, 2006: Uganda's national senior team Cranes have landed an invitation to Libya for a series of international friendly matches with the Libya national team next month. FUFA media committee chairman Rogers Mulindwa on Wednesday disclosed that the Libya federation had asked if Uganda can make the trip to which the FUFA executive has agreed. "The executive meeting concurred that we honour the invitation. They have instructed the chief executive officer (Charles Masembe) to re-confirm our readiness with Libya," Mulindwa said. [New Vision]
Friday, 7 July, 2006: US Homeland Security files opened for review Thursday showed California officials have grappled with bomb threats, suspicious passengers on airplanes [and] security breaches at oil refineries ... In perhaps the most intriguing entry, one of the daily security briefings in April cited a redacted FBI report titled "Hizballah busted in Mexican smuggling operation." The reports showed that foreign nationals have at times been refused entry almost daily at Los Angeles International Airport for unspecified reasons. Residents of Jordan, Libya, Morocco, El Salvador, China and Costa Rica were among those turned away. [AP]

تعازي إلى آل فركاش

( تطويق الفلسطينيين ما بين بني صهيون وبني يعرب!! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعشة

( تجمع أمازيغ ليبيا ) : ملتقى أمازيغ ليبيا الأول 12-16 يوليو 2006م

( هدرَزَة في السّياسَة والتّاريخ (الجزء الثاني ـ 14 ) ) بقلم : الصادق شكري

( الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا والمخابرات الأجنبية (1) ) بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

Thursday, 6 July, 2006: A Libyan airline company said that the European Commission has removed it from its blacklist of unsafe carriers. Buraq said that the restrictions were mainly on its cargo planes. MD Mohamed Boubeidha said Buraq would promote air security standards by giving them priority in its activities. Buraq had completed 9121 local flights, carrying 1083347 passengers and 971 int'l flights with 60534 travellers from Nov. 2001 to March 2006. [BIA]
Thursday, 6 July, 2006: The League of Arab school-teachers in Libya has called its members to exert more efforts toward accomplishment of the educational objectives of the League. The League made the appeal in Tripoli Monday during its annual general meeting. [Angop]
Thursday, 6 July, 2006: Bluefin tuna stocks in the Mediterranean Sea and East Atlantic Ocean are on the brink of extinction because of rampant illicit fishing, the environmental group WWF said on Wednesday. A report by the WWF said that bluefin tuna catches are at least 40 percent higher than an internationally-approved quota of 32 000 tonnes, and are deliberately under-reported at official level. The report said industrial fleets from the EU - mainly France - Libya and Turkey were responsible for most of the "illegal, unreported and unregulated catches". [AFP]

كتاب ( الشعب الليبي يسأل القذافي : من هم أخوالك؟ ) (3) ـ الأخيرة

( القذافى يبحث عن دينه فى أفريقيا!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( أخبار ومواقف ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري     ( رسالة لن تـُـقرأ ) بقلم : د. محمد نصر

( أنا والمطر ) شعر : ردينة مصطفى الفيلالي

Wednesday, 5 July, 2006: Libyan court questioned witnesses of the prosecution during its July 4 sitting, part of the trial of the five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor charged with the intentional HIV infection of over 400 children. All witnesses, who were relatives of the infected children, recognised the Bulgarians as the people who took care of the children during their stay in the Benghazi infectious hospital. Three mothers recognised (photo) Valia Cherveniashka, Snezhana Dimitrova and Nasia Nenova, as well as Palestinian doctor Ashraf al-Hadjuj, Bulgarian News Agency reported. A father said he was certain that Nenova was the woman who treated his child. The nurses said that they never before saw the witnesses. The court questioned the nurses on charges of causing the mass infection. All Bulgarians said they were not guilty. [Echo]
Wednesday, 5 July, 2006: The re-trial of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting Libyan children with HIV has resumed in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The proceedings were adjourned two weeks ago when a defence lawyer asked for more time to call witnesses. Three parents appeared Tuesday with their infected children as prosecution witnesses, AFP news agency reports. The six medics deny the charges and say that they were tortured into giving false confessions. The defendants were condemned to death in 2004 after an initial trial, but the Libyan Supreme Court overturned the verdicts and ordered a retrial in December. [BBC]
Wednesday, 5 July, 2006: Libya has the right to demand that Italy pay for damages caused during more than 30 years of "senseless" colonial rule, Italian Interior Minister Giuliano Amato said on Monday. "We have to accept that we were the imperial country that invaded Libya at the beginning of the 20th century," Amato said. "If there is a bill to be paid, there is no statute of limitations with history." "We have to be aware that there is a legitimate demand for restoration by a country that was occupied by another for no other reason than imperialistic aspirations, which is something that has no sense at all," Amato said. [IOL]
Wednesday, 5 July, 2006: The African Union (AU) has set up a team of experts to study 'practical mechanisms' to implement the creation of certain ministries at the AU level proposed by Libya on the path to forming a unified government under a United States of Africa. Libya's foreign minister Abderrahman Shalgham, made the disclosure in a statement Sunday after the 7th summit of the AU's heads of State. Shalgham indicated that this mechanism would be submitted to the AU's executive council before the next summit, scheduled to take place in January 2007 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Libyan proposals focus on the establishment at the AU level of ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence, External Trade, Transport and Communication. [Angop]

تعزية إلى آل النباح     تعزية إلى آل الفقيه حسن

( مجلة "الأذاعة الليبية" ـ أبريل 1965م ) : لقاء مع السيّدة جميلة الأزمرلي

( السيرة النبوية (22) ) بقلم : د. علي محمد الصلابي

( الجماهـيرية .. تـُعدل أو تـُـلغى! ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

كتاب ( الشعب الليبي يسأل القذافي : من هم أخوالك؟ ) (2)

Tuesday, 4 July, 2006: Has U.S. President George W. Bush given up on his liberty doctrine? From Libya to Iran to Azerbaijan, [Bush] appears to have downgraded the importance of democracy promotion in the last several months ... Egypt's President Mubarak did the minimum to appease Washington while his regime was under scrutiny during presidential and parliamentary elections. Once these elections were over, Mubarak rolled back his incremental reforms. Over the last six months, he has extended the emergency law until 2008 and postponed municipal elections. His government stepped up its intimidation of opposition politicians and of judges rallying for greater independence of the judiciary. The Bush response? Hardly noticeable. [IHT]
Tuesday, 4 July, 2006: Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi has sponsored a reconciliation agreement between Sudan and Chad as part of the Libyan leader's efforts to iron out conflicts in Africa. Libyan news agency JANA said Qadhafi sponsored a tripartite meeting with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and Chad's Idriss Debby in the Gambian capital, Banjul, during which the reconciliation was sealed early Monday. The conflict between Sudan and Chad broke out last December, when Chad declared that it was in a state of war with Khartoum following an attack by Sudanese rebels against a Chadian village on the shared eastern border. [ST]
Tuesday, 4 July, 2006: China's Maple Automobile Co, one of the leading domestic automakers that makes cars from its own designs, penetrated an overseas market for the first time by exporting 2,000 cars to Libya yesterday. It is the Chinese carmaker's largest export volume for a single shipment. The company said more than 10,000 units are expected to be exported within one year. [Shanghai Daily]
Tuesday, 4 July, 2006: On 2 July Geofizyka Krakow and Hydro signed a contract for 1000 kilometers of 2-D seismic acqusition in Area 146, Hydro's first operating license in Libya. Hydro signed the contract for Area 146 with the National Oil Cooperation (NOC) of Libya in December last year. This acqusition is part of Hydro's committed work program for the license, which also includes the drilling of two wells. Mobilization for the operations is scheduled to take place on 8 November this year. [Oil Voice]
Tuesday, 4 July, 2006: Former Chadian President Hissene Habre will be tried on charges of political murder and torture in Senegal, where he lives, the African Union said on Sunday. A Chadian government inquiry accused Habre's government of 40,000 political killings and 200,000 cases of torture during his 1982-1990 rule. The case, which has dragged on for years, has confronted African leaders with the thorny question of what to do with one of their own accused of serious human rights abuses ... Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was transferred to The Hague in June for trial for war crimes in Sierra Leone. Some African leaders including Libya's Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi said he should never have been handed over to the court. [Reuters]

( من شرفاء عهد المملكة : عبدالرّازق شقلوف في ذمة الله ) بقلم : مصطفى محمد البركي

( السلطة والمثقف : الحالة الليبية... مجدَّداً!! (2) ) بقلم : السنوسي بلاله

( النفاق سيد الأخلاق!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

Monday, 3 July, 2006: Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor are to renew their defense against charges of infecting Libyan children with AIDS at a criminal court hearing on Tuesday. The trial was adjourned on June 20 after the nurses lawyer, Othman al-Bizanti, sought more time to call 26 defense witnesses from the eastern city of Benghazi. "The court has not yet decided to call the Libyan witnesses I want to appear," he said. "We expect the session to be adjourned again for two weeks to hear testimony from 14 new witnesses." Judge Mahmud al-Huweissa had agreed to postpone the hearing to July 4 and to hold fortnightly rather than weekly sessions. A re-trial in the case opened May 11. [AFP]
Monday, 3 July, 2006: Libyan Leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi participated in the meeting of the "seven-member" commission set by the African ordinary summit in Sirte (Libya) in order to take actrions toward implementation of Libya`s proposals for the formation of the United States of Africa. The Libyan proposals cover the creation of ministries of foreign affairs, defence, foreign trade, transport and communication at the continental level. In addition, Libya is proposing the removal of customs barriers between member countries of the AU, the unification of transport and communication means and the launching of an African satellite. [Angop]
Monday, 3 July, 2006: Q. With America's renewed relations with Libya, what tips or guidelines do you have for travel there? The US and Libya have been getting friendlier, especially after the Bush administration removed the North African country from the state-sponsored-terror list and lifted the ban on American travel there. But you can't just catch the first flight to Tripoli. "You can't get a visa in the US," says Mary Dell Lucas, owner of California-based Far Horizons Archaeological and Cultural Trips, which is offering a September trip to Libya. [Washington Post]
Monday, 3 July, 2006: Two of the world's most anti-American leaders, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attended this weekend's Africa summit in Gambia to the consternation of Western diplomats. Both lived up to their billing with Chavez railing against U.S. "hegemony" and Ahmadinejad blaming Western greed for "poverty, backwardness, regional conflicts, corruption, illicit drugs." The role of West-baiting once fell at AU summits to Libya's colourful leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi but he has now been welcomed into the Western fold and Libya is soon to be taken off the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. [Reuters]

( الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : تأسيسه ونشأته (3) ) بقلم : محمد بن غلبون

( الزعيم حين يتوّج ) بقلم : صلاح الحداد

( هكذا تحدّث جحا ) بقلم : سعيد العريبي

( مقاربات بين عقلانية الترابي وسلفية عبده ورضا ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

Sunday, 2 July, 2006: The proceeds from oil exports of the Gulf states and Libya rose to $440 billion last year from $186 billion in 2002, pushing their economic growth by an average seven per cent in 2005, according to a latest World Bank report. "Oil exports of oil-rich, labour-importing nations Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Libya, Oman, and Bahrain more than doubled in the last three years, growing from $186 billion in 2002 to $440 billion by 2005. [Gulf News]
Sunday, 2 July, 2006: Support from the US in crucial for Bulgaria in the trial against five nurses sentenced to death in Libya, former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy has said. The case is unfolding much quicker than before, Passy believes, and the joint efforts of Bulgaria and the US are the strongest mechanism that could bring forth a positive outcome. Passy and current FM Ivaylo Kalfin opened Saturday a conference under the name "The future of the Balkans." [SNA]
Sunday, 2 July, 2006: U.N. Secretary Kofi Annan told African leaders Saturday that Sudan's Darfur conflict is "one of the worst nightmares in recent history," but just one of the challenges facing a continent wracked by war, poverty and disease. African leaders attending the conference included South Africa's Thabo Mbeki, Libya's Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, Liberia's Ellen Sirleaf, Nigeria's Olusegun Obasanjo, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and Kenya's Mwai Kibaki. [AP]

( لجنة العمل الوطني ) : لقطات من مظاهرة لندن في ذكرى مجزرة أبوسليم

موقع ليبي جديد : ليبيا الوفاء
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( الدكتاتور موجود أيضاً داخل الروح الليبية ) ترجمة : مجاهد البوسيفي

( حكم الزمان ) شعر : ياسين ابوسيف ياسين

( السلطة والمثقف : الحالة الليبية... مجدَّداً!! (1) ) بقلم : السنوسي بلاله

Saturday, 1 July, 2006: How times have changed! Not long ago, Libya and Britain saw and treated each other as archenemies. Libya had a similar stormy relationship with the US and much of the West. In fact, Libya was the first country that was billed as a 'terror sponsoring state' by the US. Contrast this with Britain's vow this week to protect and defend Libya in the case of a nuclear, chemical or biological weapon attack. London and Tripoli inked a pact to this effect on Monday vowing to build peaceful and secure relations ... It is not fearsome WMD that bring nations peace and security, but dialogue and peaceful engagement with the rest of the world. If only Col Qadhafi and Libya had realised this earlier, the North African nation today would have been one of the most prosperous and developed countries in the world. [Khaleej Times]
Saturday, 1 July, 2006: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh yesterday received at the Banjul International Airport a number of African Heads of State and government, and other leaders attending the 7th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Heads of State ... Meanwhile, Col Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, President of Libya, arrived in Banjul with his entourage in a fleet of vehicles via Senegal. [The Daily Observer]
Saturday, 1 July, 2006: The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to bar any money from being spent on normalizing relations with Libya until it finishes paying families of victims of the Flight 103 bombing. U.S. Rep. John Sweeney, R-Clifton Park, added the amendment to the Science, State, Justice and Commerce appropriations bill, which passed Thursday by a vote of 393-23. The Libyan government has paid $8 million out of $10 million it had promised to each of the families of those killed. Two families in Sweeney's district lost loved ones in the bombing. The bill now goes to the Senate, which has yet to attach similar language. [Times Union]
Saturday, 1 July, 2006: The team of lawyers defending the five Bulgarian nurses tried in Libya for deliberate HIV infection of over 400 children was highly qualified and dedicated to its work, attorney Emmanuel Altit from the French NGO Lawyers Without Borders said. BGNES news agency quoted Altit as saying that the small number of lawyers in the defence team hindered the normal trial progress. The NGO is one of the organisations supporting the Bulgarians' case. The lawyers are to defend the nurses during the re-trial in Libya's Supreme Court, appealing against the death sentences pronounced in 2004 by the Benghazi court. During his visit in Bulgaria, Altit met deputy Foreign Minister Faim Chaushev, who assured Altit of the government's support and of Bulgaria's will to bring the trial to a rapid and favourable ending. [Echo]
Saturday, 1 July, 2006: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urges you [Denis Sassou-Nguesso, the chairman of the African Union (AU)] to discuss with your fellow heads of state and government at your summit in the Gambian capital, Banjul, from July 1, the need to defend press freedom on the continent. The AU has taken initiatives in recent years to boost democracy and respect for press freedom but many member states still resort to draconian laws to stifle critical reporting and comment ... CPJ research also found three African states – Equatorial Guinea, Libya, and Eritrea – to be among the top ten most censored countries in the world, with Zimbabwe and Ethiopia not far behind. Violent attacks, censorship, threats, and intimidation against journalists, especially using outdated criminal laws, are widespread on the continent. [CPJ]

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