Libya:
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( إنّ في الأمر إنّ ) بقلم : فرج بوالعشة

( وأسفاه عـلى أمة الاسلام ) بقلم : د. محمد نصر

( رأي لن يعجب المعارضة ولا النظام! (3) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( مطلوب ازالة "العظمى".. ) بقلم : اسعد العقيلي

The Guardian : Love, Loss And All Points In Between

Friday, 30 June, 2006: Libya declared yesterday that it no longer has a legal obligation to make final payments of $2 million to each of the families of those killed in the bombing of a Pan Am flight in 1988, saying the agreement calling for the payments had expired. But it left open the possibility that it still might turn over the money. Under int'l pressure, Libya took responsibility four years ago for the attack on Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and agreed to pay as much as $10 million in three installments to each of the families of the 270 dead. [Washington Post]
Friday, 30 June, 2006: The United States is expected to officially remove Libya from its list of nations that sponsor terrorism soon. It's the latest step by the Bush administration to foster closer ties with Tripoli following its decision to end its weapons of mass destruction program. Even though thorny issues remain, the Bush administration hopes the Libyan example will be followed by other rogue states. The US Congress is expected to discuss and vote today a proposal for re-establishing the diplomatic relations with Libya. [VOA/Al-Jazeera]
Friday, 30 June, 2006: Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, fresh from an Asian visit to China and Iran, arrived in Libya on Wednesday. According to official sources, Wade will discuss with the Libyan leader, Colonel Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, the agenda of the 1-2 July AU summit in Banjul, the Gambian capital. The Senegalese leader is a member of the presidential Commission set up by the African Union (AU) on the Libyan proposals for the creation of pan-African ministries towards the formation of the United States of Africa (USA). [AND]
Friday, 30 June, 2006: Talks began today in Tripoli between Libya and Germany on draft agreements related to preventing double taxation between the two countries. This round of talks will continue until July 3 in order to review all the articles of agreement between the two sides so it can be endorsed. Libyan Director General of Taxes said that these talks comes within the framework of seeking mechanism to combat tax evasion to provide better services for investors for both countries. [BNA]

كتاب ( الشعب الليبي يسأل القذافي : من هم أخوالك؟ ) (1)

( هيومان رايتس واتش ) : حادث القتل الجماعي في سجن بوسليم خلال يونيو 1996

HRW: Libya: June 1996 Killings At Abu Salim Prison

( هيومان رايتس واتش ) : لا بد من تحقيق مستقل في أعمال القتل التي وقعت بسجن بوسليم

HRW: Libya: 1996 Prison Killings Need Independent Inquiry

صفحات من كتاب "أنتم" للفنان محمد الزواوي (1)

كتاب ( البيان بالقرآن ) تأليف : مصطفى كمال المهدوي (18)

مخيم الأمل السنوى العاشر : مخيم إجتماعي ثقافي رياضي 17 ـ 20 أغسطس 2006م

( الأتحاد الليبي ) : بيان بمناسبة الذكرى العاشرة لمجزرة سجن بوسليم

Thursday, 29 June, 2006: The Libyan government should allow an independent investigation into large-scale killings in Tripoli's Abu Salim prison 10 years ago, Human Rights Watch said today. A decade later, the government has failed to release important details on the incident, including the number of people killed on June 28 and 29, 1996 and the names of the dead. "Hundreds of prisoners were apparently killed at Abu Salim prison in June 1996," said Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of the Middle East and North Africa division at Human Rights Watch. "The government must allow an independent investigation into the incident and punish anyone found to have ordered or committed such a horrible crime." [Reuters] click here for details
Thursday, 29 June, 2006: British secretary of state in charge of Middle East Affairs, Kim Howells, arrived on Monday in Tripoli with a special message from British Prime Minister Tony Blair, addressed to Libyan Leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi. Howells handed the message to the secretary of the Libyan general people`s committee, Dr Baghdadi Mahmoudi, to deliver to Col. Kadhafi. In his message, Blair expressed satisfaction with the continuous development of relations between Libya and the UK, a Libyan official source affirmed here. [Angop]
Thursday, 29 June, 2006: Visiting North Korean Foreign Trade Minister, Ri Yong Son, held talks in Tripoli Tuesday with Libyan officials concerning bilateral cooperation in economy, health and investment. Libyan Prime Minister, Dr Baghdadi Mahmoudi and Son followed up on preparations for holding the 16th session of their joint commission scheduled next August in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. The North Korean minister and the secretary of Economy, Trade and Investment, Tayeb Saffi, also discussed the perspectives of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. [Angop]
Thursday, 29 June, 2006: Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Al-Siniora revealed on Tuesday an Italian-Lebanese investigative cooperation agreement, on the case of the mysterious disappearance of Lebanese Shiite spiritual leader Moussa Al-Sadr. The Lebanese premier told reporters after meeting with his Italian counterpart Romano Prodi the two governments are taking into consideration the independence of judicial authorities in both countries. Al-Sadr, along with two companions, vanished during a visit to Libya in August of 1978 in the aftermath of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. His passport was found in Rome, the Italian capital, which indicates that he might have passed in the European country. [KUNA]
Thursday, 29 June, 2006: Despite two decades as a country nongrata, Libya is re-emerging as a promising market for some U.S. companies - ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corp. in particular. The two Houston companies, which have had long histories with Libya, reached an agreement along with Amerada Hess Corp. in December to return to its oil fields for the first time since 1986. Libyan officials have said they are intent on doubling oil production during the next 10 years, something the companies, which agreed to pay more than $1.3 billion for the right to return, hope to benefit from. Because many oil firms are being forced out of other countries, such as Venezuela and Bolivia, the emergence of Libya is significant, said Amy Jaffe, an energy expert with Rice University's Baker Institute. [Houston Chronicle]
Thursday, 29 June, 2006: Syria's Minister of Information Dr. Mohsen Bilal conferred on Tuesday with the Libyan Ambassador in Damascus Giuma Elfazani on the brotherly relations connecting the two countries and means of activating media cooperation between them. Talks during the meeting concentrated on the agreements signed between Syria and Libya in the frame of news and program cooperation and exchange of expertise among media institutions. [SANA]
Thursday, 29 June, 2006: Norwegian wireless and satellite equipment Nera ASA Wednesday said it has received a EUR6.5 million transmission order from Al Madar Telecom Co. in Libya. The contract is for replacement and further development of the company's mobile network. The delivery of the order will start in the third quarter and take about 12 months. [TMC]

( لقطات من مؤتمر"ألفا" الدستوري ـ واشنطن (3) ) تصوير : عمر الهوني

( في الذكرى الأولى.. وعقبال السّبعين! ) بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

( تأثير النص الديني المقدس في الفكر الإسلامي (2) ) بقلم : صلاح الحداد

Wednesday, 28 June, 2006: The U.S. State Department urged Libya on Tuesday to hand over final payments due to families of victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. Libyan lawyers in the U.S. to speak to the families said in a statement this week there was no longer a legal obligation to make final payments of $2 million to each family. State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said the United States was doing all it could to assist families affected by the bombing to get fair compensation from Libya, which agreed to a $2.7 billion settlement and has paid out much of that. "Obviously, we support justice for the Pan Am 103 families. And we support their efforts to receive due compensation," Ereli told reporters. [Reuters]
Wednesday, 28 June, 2006: Indian construction firm Punj Lloyd Ltd. said on Tuesday it expected its 2006/07 standalone sales to soar to 37.50 billion rupees, boosted by a huge order book and expectation of more orders from Libya and Saudi Arabia. The company, which earns about three quarters of its revenue from overseas, currently has unexecuted orders worth 55.02 billion rupees. Punj Lloyd, which went public in January, posted a net profit of 351.47 million rupees on net sales of 13.68 billion rupees for the year ended March 2006. "Libya could be a market of $250-500 million in order size over the next 12 months," Chairman Atul Punj told reporters in a briefing after the results were announced. [Reuters]

تعازي إلى آل غبار   تعازي إلى آل الخماس   تعزية إلى آل الواعر

IFEECH: Libya: Journalist's Abduction, Torture And Murder Still Unpunished

( نادي الباروني ) : نادي الباروني والنشاط الاجتماعـي بمدينة مانشستر

( مراجعات.. أم إلتـفاف على المسئولية؟! ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

Tuesday, 27 June, 2006: More than a year after the abduction and murder of Libyan journalist Daif Al-Ghazal (photo), Libyan and int'l free expression and human rights groups voice concern and dismay at the continued secrecy and impunity under which the crime remains unsolved. Al-Ghazal, a journalist and former member of the elite Revolutionary Committee Movement (RCM), was abducted on 21 May 2005, in Benghazi, while on his way home with Mohammed Al-Mirghani, a friend. His family was informed that an "unknown body" was found on 2 June 2005, when they were called in to identify his disfigured remains. His family claimed the body even though they could not recognise him at first as a result of the body's decomposition and the signs of torture. [IFEECH] click here for details
Tuesday, 27 June, 2006: The Bush administration said Friday it will go ahead with plans to establish normal diplomatic relations with Libya despite pressure to slow the process from families of Americans killed in the Pan Am 103 airliner bombing. The United States will remove Libya from its list of nations that sponsor terrorism next week, following a congressionally required comment period, said Assistant Secretary of State David Welch. He said he will go to Tripoli, the Libyan capital, next month. "Libya has put its terrorist past behind it," and the Bush administration sees no reason to delay, Welch said. A House committee went on record Tuesday against any normalization of U.S. relations with Libya until Tripoli pays all compensation due to families of people killed in the 1988 Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. [The Guardian]
Tuesday, 27 June, 2006: Britain and Libya reinforced security ties on Monday with an agreement Britain said would be an example to other states of the advantages of renouncing WMD. Deepening a long process of rapprochement, Britain pledged in a joint letter to seek U.N. Security Council action if the north African country were to be attacked with biological or chemical weapons. The letter, signed by junior foreign minister Kim Howells and Libyan Secretary for European Affairs Abdullati Obidi and released to journalists, also committed Britain to help strengthen Libya's defence capabilities. Howells said in a statement issued by the British embassy that the note highlighted the level of confidence between the two countries. [Reuters]
Tuesday, 27 June, 2006: Removing Libya from the US' list of state sponsors of terrorism is crucial to expanding the country's int'l commercial prospects, according to U.S. government officials and trade experts. 'Economic investments in the right political environment can have a huge impact,' said Alan P. Larson, a senior adviser at the U.S.-based law firm Covington & Burling. Larson added that Libya could be a model of how a change in behavior regarding weapons of mass destruction can seriously improve a country's economic prospects. [UPI]
Tuesday, 27 June, 2006: Libya's Supreme Court has nonsuited the civil claims of the five Bulgarian nurses against the Libyan officers, who had tortured them into making confessions during the first months after their arrest in 1999, BNT reported. On January 18, 2005, the nurses signed a joint claim for damages demanding 1 million Libyan dinars each. Recently the Supreme Court acquitted the Libyan officers, who led the investigation into the AIDS epidemics in Benghazi. Now, the nurses' last chance for retribution was lost as the Supreme Court nonsuited their civil claims today. [FIA]
Tuesday, 27 June, 2006: US Federal authorities have the right to seize property after being unable to find money forfeited by a prominent Muslim activist convicted of illegal business dealings with Libya. A three-judge panel of the 4th U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA, today rejected Abdurahman Alamoudi's claim that substituting three real estate parcels and an automobile for the cash was illegal. Alamoudi is a founder of the American Muslim Council and related Foundation. He pleaded guilty in 2004 to accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from top Libyan officials while serving as a go-between for them and Saudi Arabian dissidents. Americans were banned from doing business with Libya at the time of the dealings. [AP]

تعزية إلى آل مساعدة

( عليكم بسنة الخلفاء الراشدين... وإشكالية الفهم!! ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

( رأي لن يعجب المعارضة ولا النظام! (2) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( المعارضة البالتوكية (5) ) بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

Monday, 26 June, 2006: Libya's top diplomat in the US said that diplomatic relations between Libya and Israel would be possible only after Israel adopted the Beirut summit peace plan, it was reported on Sunday. Ambassador Ali Aujali (photo), the head of Libya's liaison office in Washington told The Jerusalem Post on Friday that the Arab League's peace initiative from March 2002 was the "best chance" for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. [Jerusalem Post]

( لقطات من مؤتمر"ألفا" الدستوري ـ واشنطن (2) ) تصوير : عمر الهوني

( لقطات من مؤتمر"ألفا" الدستوري ـ واشنطن (1) ) تصوير : عمر الهوني

ALFA And The Constitution : The Twain Shall Never meet..!   By : Ghoma

UN Watch : Switzerland's Nominee To The UNHRC And Qadhafi Prize

Sunday, 25 June, 2006: Libya's top diplomat in Washington has said relations with the U.S. are not improving as quickly as expected after last month's decision by the Bush administration to restore full diplomatic relations with Libya. On Friday in Washington, Ali Aujali, chief of Libya's U.S. diplomatic office, said Libyans are having trouble obtaining U.S. visas. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State David Welch, who appeared with Aujali at a conference on U.S. - Libya relations, said that the restoration of diplomatic ties did not absolve Libya of responsibility for past actions. But Welch also said that the U.S. will likely remove Libya from its list of nations that sponsor terrorism next week, following the end of a 45-day review period on June 29. [VOA]
Sunday, 25 June, 2006: The Libyan Office for documentation and manuscripts has brought home from Turkey 15,000 documents of Ottoman Empire archives spanning Libya's occupation by Turkey when Libya was under Italian colonial rule. A source from the ministery of Tourism, said Thursday the handover was in line with the implementation of decisions taken by the people's congresses on the return of manuscripts, parchments, Libyan archaeological documents and works taken away by the Turkish occupiers. It reveals that the recovery of documents represents a first step for the repatriation of documents now on exhibition in Turkish museums. [Angop]
Sunday, 25 June, 2006: The US confirmed its determination to renew its relations with Libya despite the resistance of the families who lost their members in the attack over Lockerby, online edition of Al Jazeera comments. However, there are still many obstacles that Washington and Tripoli must overcome, which are slowing down the talks and are causing tensions. One of these obstacles are the limitations for traveling to Libya and the violations of human rights. During a conversation between Libya's Minister of Development and Public Works Taher al-Jahimi and the US Undersecretary for the Middle East and North Africa David Welsh the Minister was informed that one of the main obstacles for the fast development of the relations is the issue of the Bulgarian nurses who have been held in a Libyan prison for years. [FIA]
Sunday, 25 June, 2006: Libyan leader, Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi and Gabon's president, Omar Bongo Ondimba have warned the extradition of former president Charles Taylor for trial by a special tribunal in Europe represents an "extremely serious precedent" for Africa. In a joint communiqué issued Thursday in Tripoli following Bongo's 48-hour working and friendly visit, both leaders mentioned the case of Taylor, who was transferred Tuesday from Freetown (Sierra Leone) to The Hague to answer charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious human rights violations. "Taylor`s extradition is breach of the inviolability of the right to political asylum, depreciates the values that served as a basis for such a right and stands as an immoral gesture totally disconnected with African traditions," the two leaders point out in the communiqué. [Angop]

تعزية إلى آل ميزران

( تجمّع ليبيا ايمال ) : بيان إلى كافة المنظمات الإنسانية والحقوقية..

( رأي لن يعجب المعارضة ولا النظام! (1) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( تأثير النص الديني المقدس في الفكر الإسلامي (1) ) بقلم : صلاح الحداد

( في ذكرى أربعينيته.. حسين مازق.. رجل من زمن الرجال ) بقلم : أحمد الماقني

Saturday, 24 June, 2006: The United States will remove Libya from its list of nations that sponsor terrorism next week, Assistant Secretary of State David Welch said on Friday. "Libya has put its terrorist past behind it," Welch said at a conference organized by the U.S.-Libya Business Association. Welch, due to visit Libya next month, said the Bush administration will go ahead with plans to establish normal diplomatic relations with Libya despite pressure to slow the process from families of Americans killed in the Pan Am 103 airliner bombing. [Xinhua]
Saturday, 24 June, 2006: Libya said today it officially recognize the independence of the state of Montenegro and to build relations of cooperation and mutual respect with it. In a statement today, Libya's Foreign Ministry said that in respect for people's will in Montenegro which was manifested in the popular referendum following which separation between Serbia and Montenegro was declared, Libya announces recognition of Montenegro as an independent and sovereign state and affirms keenness for building relations with it on the basis of mutual respect. [BNA]
Saturday, 24 June, 2006: The secretary of the Libyan People's General Committee for Higher Education has decided to recruit Libyans currently teaching in foreign universities to boost its higher educational system, it emerged from a meeting held in Tripoli on June 20. According to sources, special arrangement to be made to facilitate the return of these academics so as to enable them participate in the development and progress in Libya. [AfriCast]

خواطر"شاهد" حزين : أحمد الصالحين الهوني .. بين يدي الله

( متى يدفن العرب ميتهم؟! ) بقلم : فرج ابوالعشة

( قمر فزّان البائس ) شعر : سالم محمد

Friday, 23 June, 2006: The Libyan officer Jumaa Al Mashri has evidence that the five Bulgarian nurses, detained in Libya in 1999, are guilty, Bulgarian media announced on Thursday, citing the internet edition of the "Al Arab Online”. Al Mashri says that the blood banks that were found in the home of one of the Bulgarians contained the same virus with which the Libyan children in the Benghazi hospital were infected. Kristiyana Walcheva’s house search has been made in the prosecution representative presence, the Libyan officer added. Mashri was defendant in the trial of torturing the five Bulgarian nurses, accused of deliberately infecting children with HIV. [BNN]
Friday, 23 June, 2006: EACH state should have the right to host FIFA World Cup according to its abilities and not according to FIFA's unjust conditions, Libyan President Qadhafi has said. According to an open letter by Qadhafi to FIFA that was released by Libyan Ambassador Khalifa Swiexi in Lusaka yesterday, the Libyan leader said there was need for the world soccer governing body to give equal rights to all countries, whether poor or rich to stage the World Cup. [The Post]
Friday, 23 June, 2006: An Agreement on the Encouragement, Guarantee and Protection of Investment was ratified by Malta and Libya at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in the presence of Foreign Minister Michael Frendo, MFA Permanent Secretary Cecilia Pirotta and Libya's Ambassador to Malta Dr. Saad Elshlmani. Minister Frendo said that the agreement is a step further to foster and enhance economic cooperation between the two countries, particularly investment by Maltese and Libyan individuals or enterprises in the two countries. [Di-Ve]
Friday, 23 June, 2006: Gabonese president Omar Bongo Ondimba arrived in Tripoli Wednesday afternoon at the head of a high-powered delegation on an official visit to Libya. The Gabonese leader is expected to meet with Libyan leader Qadhafi for talks on several issues, including the seventh African Union summit slated for early July in Banjul, The Gambia, as well as relations between Tripoli and Libreville. [Angop]

Letters: Thursday, 22 June, 2006 منكم واليكم : الخميس، 22 يونيو

European Court Of Human Rights : Press Release

( شعاع الفجر.. ) قصيدة صوتية ـ شعر : الأجدابي

Thursday, 22 June, 2006: Before the U.S. restores diplomatic relations with Libya, U.S. Rep. John Sweeney said it must first finish repaying the families of victims killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Sweeney sponsored an amendment to a bill Tuesday that blocks funds from being spent on restoring diplomatic relations with Libya until the remaining $2 million owed to families of victims of the bombing is paid. The Libyan government has paid $8 million out of $10 million to the families of each of the 259 passengers killed. Two families in Sweeney's district lost loved ones in the bombing, as did five other families with Capital Region ties. [Times Union]
Thursday, 22 June, 2006: Libyan coastguards arrested 808 persons from various countries who were trying to migrate illegally to Europe since June, an official source affirmed Monday. According to a source from the Libyan general people's committee, as part of the committee's efforts to curb the flow of illegal immigrants, the Libyan security services have repatriated at least 1,729 nationals, who were trying to enter Europe illegally since June. [AND]
Thursday, 22 June, 2006: The sister of an air hostess killed in a 1989 bomb attack on Wednesday challenged the legal diplomatic immunity granted to Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi, who has been blamed for the air disaster. Beatrice Castelnau d'Essenault took her case to the European Court of Human Rights, saying France violated her rights by rejecting demands to bring Qadhafi to trial for the deaths of 170 passengers in the downing of the DC-10 jet over Niger. "There can be no immunity for a sitting head of state in cases of serious crimes against people's rights," lawyer Didier Bouthors told the Strasbourg-based court, urging the tribunal to open a full review of the issue. A French court ruled in 1999 that Libyan secret services were responsible for the Niger bombing. Victims' relatives argued that only Qadhafi could have ordered such an attack, but a French court has refused to bring charges against him. [Reuters]

( هدرَزَة في السّياسَة والتّاريخ (الجزء الثاني ـ 13 ) ) بقلم : الصادق شكري

( ليبيا بعد 37 سنة من حكم العقيد ) بقلم : هشام بن غلبون

( التضامن ) : مؤتمر التضامن تحت شعار "مذبحة أبوسليم : الذكرى العاشرة والحقيقة الغائبة"

ليبيون يعقدون ندوة عن "حقوق الأنسان في ليبيا" في جنيف ـ 19 يونيو 2006

ليبيون يتظاهرون في جنيف على هامش انعقاد مجلس حقوق الإنسان التابع للأمم المتحدة

مزيد من اللقطات من احتفالات " نادى الباروني ـ مانشستر"

( أخبار خفيفة وطريفة (3) ) إعداد : سليمان الشجاع

( المواطن الليبي بين تقوى الله وتقوى الحكومة...؟؟! ) بقلم : د. ولد البحر

( برقة... مال ورقبة ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

Wednesday, 21 June, 2006: The U.S. House Appropriations Committee today adopted an amendment to the FY07 ... Justice and Commerce Appropriations bill that prevents the U.S. from funding any activity related to restoring diplomatic relations with Libya until Libya honors the financial commitments it made to the families of the victims of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103. Until Libya fulfills its commitment to compensate the families of the victims of Flight 103, the process of restoring full diplomatic relations with the U.S. will go no further," said Kara Weipz, the president of Victims of Pan Am Flight 103, who lost her brother in the bombing. [PRNews]
Wednesday, 21 June, 2006: A court in Libya has once again postponed the trial of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor charged with intentionally infecting Libyan children with the HIV virus that causes AIDS. During a brief session in Tripoli Tuesday, the presiding judge adjourned the hearing until July 4 to give defense lawyers more time to prepare evidence. This is the second trial for the nurses and doctor on the AIDS charges. They were convicted and sentenced to death two years ago, but Libya's Supreme Court overturned the verdict and ordered a new trial. [VOA]
Wednesday, 21 June, 2006: The European Union has banned three more airlines from operating in the 25 nation bloc and put restrictions on a fourth. The executive European Commission said on Tuesday Suriname's Blue Wing and Kyrgyzstan's Sky Gate would be banned from operating in the EU. The Commission also added Star Jet of Kyrgyzstan to the list of banned carriers. Sudan's Air West would face operating restrictions on one of its planes. Buraq Air of Libya, which previously faced curbs on its cargo activities, has been withdrawn from the list. [Reuters]

( لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة المتحدة ) : تذكير بأعتصام لندن

( المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية ) : دعوة إلى التضامن لإحياء ذكرى مذبحة سجن أبوسليم

Tuesday, 20 June, 2006: One person is suspected for rummaging the hotel rooms of Bulgarian journalists in Libya. The robbery of the rooms is carried out by amateurs and there is no doubt that people from the hotel administration are involved in it as the rooms were opened with keys, BNR reported. The burglars stole nothing but a total of US$ 500. The robbers have rummaged through the personal luggage of the reporters and through their notes from the court hearing. The journalists are in Tripoli to cover the HIV trial against five Bulgarian nurses. [SNA]

تعازي إلى آل الحشاني

( نادي الباروني ) : احتفالات نادى البارونى ويوم التكريم

( إختتام الحصة الرياضية بمانشستر ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

كتاب ( البيان بالقرآن ) تأليف : مصطفى كمال المهدوي (17)

( البصّـاصة ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

( لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي على الساحة الأوروبية ) : تذكير بخصوص بالأعتصام

( سؤال للعقيد : السلطة والثروة والسلاح بيد من؟؟!! (2) ) بقلم : عاشور نصر الورفلي

( الظاهرة الفسطوسية ) بقلم : محمد رحومة

( حسين مازق ... فى ذكرى الأربعين ) شعر : ياسين أبوسيف ياسين

Monday, 19 June, 2006: Unidentified men have rummaged through the hotel rooms of Bulgarian journalists in Libya, media said Sunday. The burglars stole a total of US$ 500, Sofia's private Darik radio revealed. Travel bags, clothes, documents and written material inside the rooms have been grubbed up, according to the radio. The journalists are in Tripoli to cover the HIV trial against five Bulgarian nurses, accused of deliberately spreading the lethal virus among children. They were once sentenced to death, but are now on a retrial. Bulgaria's reporters were told by the hotel administration that nothing could be done after the incident, Darik reported. [SNA]
Monday, 19 June, 2006: Libya will not be joining the EuroMed process but is disposed to cooperate with the EU in the fight against illegal immigration and human trafficking in the Mediterranean. This position was made clear during a meeting held in Tripoli between EU Justice, Freedom and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini and Libya's President Muammar Gaddafi. The EuroMed process is an initiative between the EU and North African Mediterranean countries aimed at boosting cooperation on political, economic and social isues. [Times Of Malta]

( أوهام الشعب الليبي وأوهام المعارضه والنظام!! (3) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( السياسة والسلطة والمجتمع في ليبيا ) بقلم : منصف البوري

( السيرة النبوية (21) ) بقلم : د. علي محمد الصلابي

Sunday, 18 June, 2006: The American spy who persuaded Libya to renounce its WMD is to return to the CIA, where he will direct an aggressive drive to recruit informants inside Iran to aid possible negotiations over Teheran's nuclear capability. Stephen Kappes, a former United States Marines officer who resigned from the CIA after a clash with its then director, Porter Goss, has been brought back from self-imposed exile in London by George W Bush. In October 2003, Mr Kappes led a 15-strong American and British team that went into Libya to test an overture by President Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, suggesting that he might be willing to give up his WMD. The information gathered by Mr Kappes helped to persuade the Libyans that the West had clear evidence of the military intent of their nuclear programme. [The Telegraph]
Sunday, 18 June, 2006: The hearing of a civil claim against Bulgaria's nurses tried in Libya was put off Saturday. Court will hold its next session on the case November 18, Bulgarian media reported. Relatives of two children who died of HIV have brought the lawsuit. [SNA]
Sunday, 18 June, 2006: The Union of Muslim Councils (UMC) of East , Central and Southern Africa has signed an agreement with the Mufti of Rwanda Sheikh Habib Swaleh Habimana for the installation of a radio station in Kigali. UMC Chairman Habimana, signed the agreement during his visit to Uganda on Wednesday with the UMC Secretary Sheikh Haroon Ssegooba at the Secretariat in Kampala. According to the UMC Administrator, Sheikh Abdul Karim Kaliisa, the radio station was donated by the Libyan President Col. Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi. [AND]
Sunday, 18 June, 2006: According to the Libyan lawyer of the Bulgarian nurses Osman Byzanti (photo), the thesis of their confessions being extorted should not be supported, the special correspondent of BNR in the Libyan capital reported. The reason for this is that the court in Benghazi has already pronounced a penal sentence, which wasn't appealed at a later stage by the Prosecutor's office in Libya. According to Byzanti, questioning such a sentence issued by a legitimate court would be considered encroachment on the sovereignty and as a whole on the justice of any given country. [FIA]
Sunday, 18 June, 2006: The leader of Somalia's newly dominant Islamists denied any links to al Qaeda on Saturday and warned the interim government not to put any conditions on proposed peace talks in Yemen. Islamic Courts Union Chairman Sheikh Sharif Ahmed gave his first news conference to foreign journalists days after the fall of Jowhar, where his militias routed warlords from their last stronghold, 90 km north of the capital Mogadishu ... Educated in Sudan and Libya, the 41-year-old Ahmed said he joined sharia courts in Mogadishu shortly after a 12-year-old boy at the school where he was a teaching was abducted by warlord militiamen. [Reuters]
Sunday, 18 June, 2006: Italian prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy fought a long battle for the legal right to return to his homeland, but he could never have imagined that he would get to know it better by spending time in an Italian prison cell. Since early Friday, the heir to the abolished Italian throne has been occupying a bunk in Potenza Jail, accused of corruption, criminal conspiracy and exploiting prostitutes. Emmanuel and his associates are accused of procuring Eastern European prostitutes for clients of the Campione d'Italia casino ... Prosecutors also claim dodgy slot machines were distributed in Libya and Russia and that Emmanuel used his connection to his cousin, the former Bulgarian prime minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and bribery to bid for contracts to build a hospital and to provide telephone services in Bulgaria. [Sunday Herald]

عاشور نصر الورفلي : تصريح بشأن رفع أسمي من قائمة الممنوعـين من السفر

( لعن الملائكة للمرأة... وإشكالية الفهم!! ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

Iraq : A Proud People Brought Down!   By : Ghoma

New Libyan Web Sites :
Ibnosina Health
http://www.ibnosinahealth.com
Libyan Journal of Medicine
http://www.ljm.org.ly

Saturday, 17 June, 2006: Habib Ben Yahia, secretary general of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), said in Tripoli, Libya, that the outcome of Council of Ministers meeting has added value and impetus to the organisation. In a statement made to PANA, Yahia indicated that 18 years after its establishment, AMU was increasingly appearing as a pole of stability, security and understanding. The AMU groups Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. [AND]

AIM : A Lunatic Policy For A Lunatic

( محكمة حقوق الإنسان الأوروبية تنظر في دعوى... ) بقلم : د. الهادي شلوف

كتاب ( البيان بالقرآن ) تأليف : مصطفى كمال المهدوي (16)

( مظاهرة كبيرة... ولكن صامتة!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( أخبار خفيفة وطريفة (2) ) إعداد : سليمان الشجاع

Friday, 16 June, 2006: The lawyers of the five Bulgarian nurses on trial for deliberate infection of over 400 children with HIV requested Libya's Supreme Court to summon 10 key witnesses. The new witnesses would testify on June 20, Darik Radio reported. All of them were Libyan citizens and had already given testimony over six years ago in support of the Bulgarians' case, attorney Osman Bizanti (photo) said. According to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) over 200 cases of HIV infections occurred from 1992 to 1997, long before the Bulgarian nurses began work there. [Echo]
Friday, 16 June, 2006: The Libyan national judo team has won the first place in the African judo championship held 5-10 June in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, Libyan sporting sources revealed. Libyan judokas snatch the first place with a total of 72 points ahead of Egypt with 63 points, while the third place went to South Africa with 49 points. Nigeria and Sudan were fourth and fifth with 41 and 34 points respectively, the sources said Tuesday. [Angop]
Friday, 16 June, 2006: Libyan President Col. Qadhafi will open the newly-built Old Kampala Mosque, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has said. Inspecting the final touches on the magnificent structure on Old Kampala hill on Wednesday, Museveni said he had written to Qadhafi, asking him to open the mosque in October. He said Saudi Arabia had given US$57 million to the late Idi Amin to build the mosque but it was squandered. [The Vision]
Friday, 16 June, 2006: Moroccan foreign minister Mohamed Benaissa has hailed the 'excellent' relations with Libya and the `brotherly friendship' between King Mohammed VI and Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, local media reports said Wednesday. The Moroccan official made the statement on arrival in Tripoli Tuesday to attend the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) foreign ministers council meeting. The sub-regional organisation, which was established in Marrakech in February 1989, groups Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco and Mauritania. [Angop]
Friday, 16 June, 2006: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents apprehended more than 2,100 immigration violators, gang members and fugitives in a just-completed nationwide effort. The initiative, called Operation Return to Sender, began on May 26 and concluded June 13. Of the 2,179 people arrested in the operation, about half had criminal records for crimes including sexual assault, assault with a deadly weapon and abduction. Those arrested in the operation came from many countries, including ... Libya ... [USInfo]

( سؤال للعقيد : السلطة والثروة والسلاح بيد من؟؟!! (1) ) بقلم : عاشور نصر الورفلي

( رسالة إلى الأطفال ) شعر : محمد الشلطامي

( أوهام الشعب الليبي وأوهام المعارضه والنظام!! (2) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

Thursday, 15 June, 2006: Zambia's Patriotic Front (PF) president Michael Sata has accused the Libyan government of indirectly campaigning for President Mwanawasa ahead of the general elections. Sata has also accused Libya of encouraging electoral fraud in Zambia. But Libyan Ambassador Khalifa Omar Swiexie denied the allegation that the donation of 5,000 by 25 kgms bags of mealie-meal to the Mwanawasa Community Initiative was politically motivated. [The Post]
Thursday, 15 June, 2006: Scotland's BJ Services has announced that Marc Allenby has been appointed to the post of Libya country manager for the Well Services Division within the Europe and Africa Region. In his new role, Allenby has been instrumental in opening the new Well Services business unit in Libya. He manages all operations activities related to well services throughout the country, with emphasis on specialist services such as coiled tubing, cementing and other pumping services. He is also responsible for health, safety and environmental performance, financial performance, business development, and compliance requirements. [OilOnLine]

LLHR: Letter To UN Commissioner For Human Rights

( الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : تأسيسه ونشأته (2) ) بقلم : محمد بن غلبون

( لـيـبـيّـة ) بقلم : الزواري

Wednesday, 14 June, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi blasted football as modern-day slavery and said that the millions spent on the World Cup should be spent fighting poverty in developing countries, German agency SID reported. "FIFA has reactivated the slavery system and the trade in human beings from Africa to Europe and America, and from Latin America to Europe," the dictator and avid football fan said. "The children of poor countries have become the slaves of the rich ones." However, Qadhafi's third son, Saadi Qadhafi (photo) is one of a multitude of African players that have been lured to Europe. He joined Italian Serie A team Perugia in 2003 where, after just one game, he was banned from playing for three months after testing positive for the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone. The striker was also a board member of Juventus, through Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company's 7.5-percent stake in the top Italian club, before resigning to join Perugia. [MET]
Wednesday, 14 June, 2006: Doctor Luc Montagne, the French virologist who analysed HIV infection in Libya, said he was ready to testify again in the case of the five Bulgarian nurses tried for the intentional infection of more than 400 Libyan children. Together with his italian colleague Vittorio Collizi, Montagne researched the infection and concluded it began before the Bulgarian nurses started working in the Benghazi infectious hospital, Focus news agency reported. Two French organisations demonstrated their support for the Bulgarians, inviting Montagne to speak. The organisations are Together Against the Death Penalty and Lawyers Without Borders. [Echo]
Wednesday, 14 June, 2006: A judge Tuesday sped up the retrial of Bulgarian nurses charged with infecting children with the AIDS virus, ruling that the court would convene every week until a verdict was reached. Presiding judge Mahmoud Hawisa said that from now on, there would be a session every Tuesday. He also rejected an application for the accused to be released on bail. The ruling came in the retrial of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor who are charged with infecting more than 400 children with HIV at a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi. [AP]
Wednesday, 14 June, 2006: Libya will start a roadshow in two months time to promote its third int'l licensing round which it expects to complete by September or October, Shokri Ghanem, head of Libya's Nation Oil Corporation (NOC) said. "We are now just finalising the blocks we are going to offer and we'll meet people and have a roadshow to explain it," Ghanem said. "Sometime around September or October the decision will be made but we'll start the roadshow in two months time." Ghanem was speaking at a news conference given jointly with Antonio Brufau, chairman of Spanish oil major Repsol YPF one of the biggest producers in Libya. [Reuters]

تعزية إلى آل الطرباقية

( جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر ) : مظاهرة لندن ـ يوم الأثنين 12 يونيو 2006م :
لقطات من المظاهرة     رسالة إلى رئيس الوزراء البريطاني     Letter To Prime Minister Blair

( نادي الباروني ) : مطالب الجالية ونتائج الدور الرباعي لدورى المجاهد الباروني

( لقطات من مظاهرة الليبيين في لندن يوم الأثنين ) تصوير : عمر الهوني

( هدرَزَة في السّياسَة والتّاريخ (الجزء الثاني ـ 12 ) ) بقلم : الصادق شكري

Tuesday, 13 June, 2006: Libya's foreign secretary discussed on Monday with the US under secretary of state for management the bilateral relations between the two countries. The US official expressed her country's interest to promote relations with Libya. She also said America is ready to confer with Libya on the bilateral relations and the international relations. [AND]
Tuesday, 13 June, 2006: The Appeal Court in Tripoli may not restart the case of the five Bulgarian medics, scheduled for Tuesday 11 a.m., The Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) announced. Lack of actual warrants of attorneys of the 400 families of ill children lawyers or those of Benghazi state institutions may be the reason for the new case continuance. [BNN]

( دائرة من النار (6) ـ الأخيرة ) ترجمة وتعليق : مخضرم

( نظام طرابلس ورهانه الخاسر!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( الدمار الحقيقي ) بقلم : محمد نصر

( هل يستطيع دوردة...؟ ) بقلم : مصطفى البركي

( ومع ذلك الأرض تدور!! ) بقلم : فرج ابوالعشة

( الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : تأسيسه ونشأته (1) ) بقلم : محمد بن غلبون

Monday, 12 June, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi denounced FIFA on Saturday as a corrupt "slave market" that keeps soccer in the hands of the wealthy and deepens hatred among nations. In a statement on "Qadhafi Speaks," his official Web site, the Libyan leader said that FIFA imposes tough conditions that prevent poor nations from playing host to the World Cup, then sells broadcast rights that prevent the poor from watching it on television. FIFA is "monopolized and badly exploited" and its discrimination has only "increased int'l racism." [Salt Lake Tribune]
Monday, 12 June, 2006: Italian authorities say they have intercepted a fishing boat carrying more than 400 illegal immigrants off the Italian island of Lampedusa. The migrants, who officials say mostly appear to be of North African origin, have been taken to a holding centre. On Saturday more than 100 illegal immigrants landed on the island. Lampedusa is the first Italian territory to be reached by boats from Tunisia or Libya and thousands of migrants attempt the journey each year. [BBC]
Monday, 12 June, 2006: On the occasion of the forthcoming court hearing on the AIDS trial in Libya on June 13th Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin told BNR that Libya is giving out unofficial signals that it is working actively on ending the trial as fast as possible. However, Minister Kalfin refused to give any forecast of when the trial against the Bulgarian medics will end. [FIA]

( أول مناشط صيف لندن : مؤتمر صحفي لمنظمتي الرقيب والتضامن ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( أوهام الشعب الليبي وأوهام المعارضه والنظام!! (1) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( محطات ليبية ( 10 ) ) بقلم : عبدالنبي أبوسيف ياسين

( أخبار خفيفة وطريفة (1) ) إعداد : سليمان الشجاع

( جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر ) : الأعتصام سيكون من الثالثة إلى الخامسة يوم الأثنين

Sunday, 11 June, 2006: Libya is to set up a stock market as a way to attract investment, Economy and Trade Minister Tayeb Essafi told AFP, as Tripoli said it has decided to privatise 375 public companies. "The government has adopted a law to establish a stock market in order to prepare the ground for investments, and to encourage Libyans to direct their efforts towards economic projects serving the objectives of social and economic development," Essafi said late Friday. "The stock market will be based in Benghazi, and will have branches in Tripoli and other Libyan towns," he added. Benghazi is 1,000 km (620 miles) east of the capital Tripoli. [AFP]
Sunday, 11 June, 2006: Before his death, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had recruited hundreds of people who received terrorist training in Iraq and then returned to their home countries to await orders, The New York Times reported in Sunday editions. Citing high-ranking security officials in Jordan, the Times said that in addition to recruiting volunteers and suicide bombers to fight in Iraq, Zarqawi had recruited some 300 people who received terrorist training in Iraq before returning home to await orders to carry out strikes. The officials said Zarqawi had managed to set up logistical operations in Syria, Iran and Libya that funneled volunteers into Iraq. [Reuters]
Sunday, 11 June, 2006: The first national conference of nurses and midwives has recommended the establishment of a Directorate for Nursing Services under the Libyan General People's Committee in charge of Health and Environment. [PANA]

( بعد خراب مالطة!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( "التضامن" و"الرقيب" ) : أوراق المؤتمر الصحفي :
الصحافة في ليبيا     ضيف الغزال     Dhaif al-Ghazal     البيان الختامي    

( ليبيا جيل ) : رياضة : كأس العالم
http://www.jeel-libya.com/sport

( تاوالت ) : تقرير مؤسسة تاوالت عن حيازة الشعوب الأصلية للأراضي
http://www.tawalt.com/un_land.cfm

Council On Foreign Relations : The Taming Of A Pariah

Saturday, 10 June, 2006: The ambassador of Bulgaria to Libya, Zdravko Velev has returned home after being recalled upon his own request. Velev wished to come back to Bulgaria on personal motives, the Foreign Ministry said. Zdravko Velev was Bulgarian ambassador to the Libya since October 2003. His tenure has been marked by the AIDS trial against five Bulgarian medics whose death sentences were reversed just six months ago. The medics are now undergoing a re-trial. Alexander Olshevski was appointed to replace Velev as acting ambassador. [AND]
Saturday, 10 June, 2006: Bulgarian embassy in Libya received guarantees form Libya that the case of the Bulgarians won't be ceased in the summer. That means the court in Tripoli is to work during the vacation, the ambassador added. He expected that indictment would be read on the forthcoming hearing on June 13th so that it would be possible to schedule next sessions in the course of 10-12 days. The trial probably will not finish by the end of the Muslim Ramadan, so sentences may be passed in November, the diplomat added. [BNN]
Saturday, 10 June, 2006: The families of Bulgaria's five nurses jailed in Libya returned home Friday, after meeting the detainees. Relatives had arrived in Libya on June 1, to visit their loved ones before they face court again. Libya has accused the five women of deliberately spreading HIV among children, and sentenced them to death before a higher court ordered re-trial. The next session of the lingering trial will take place on June 13. Both Bulgaria and international groups have vowed support to the jailed nurses, insisting they were innocent. [SNA]
Saturday, 10 June, 2006: Grifco Int'l, Inc. (GFCI) announced that it is reviewing several offers to merge or to be acquired. Current offers originating from the UK, the USA and Libya range from GBP 28 Million British Pounds (USD $49 Million) to GBP 36 Million British Pounds (USD $59 Million). "The timing to move on Libya with Lyamec was a catalyst for the merger and equity investment overtures. Now that Libya has fully normalized diplomatic relations with the US; oil prices, oil service companies, and especially oil service companies with a footprint in the Middle East, are at a premium," stated Jim Dial, President and CEO of Grifco. [Nasdaq]

( دائرة من النار (5) ) ترجمة وتعليق : مخضرم

Council On Foreign Relations : How Libya Got Off The List?

( نادي الباروني الرياضي الأجتماعي ) : إلى أبنائنا الأعزاء

Mohamed M. Bugaighis : Association Of Libyan Expatriate Communities

لقطات من مؤتمر ( "التضامن" و"الرقيب" ) الخاص بقضية الصحفي ضيف الغزال

Friday, 9 June, 2006: Despite its leadership's insistence to the contrary, Libya is far from being a democracy. Qadhafi's son and likely successor, Seif, has denied political aspiration, saying hereditary succession would be undemocratic. But as A.M. Zlitni, Libya's chief economic planner, told the New Yorker's Andrew Solomon, "'Democracy' here [in Libya] is a word that means the leadership considers, discusses, and sometimes accepts other people's ideas." [CFR]
Friday, 9 June, 2006: The official Libyan news agency JANA said that the Associates of Sufi Movement in Libya sent a cable to Libyan Leader Qadhafi on the occasion of their meeting with the Coordinator of the People's Leaderships. The cable reads: We are meeting ... to discuss the means to activate the role of Sufism in Libya ... to march forward on the path of Sufism that will save this Nation from loss and false accusations of dervish practices seeking to get rid of alien cultures and destructive phenomena in order to bring up an upright human being. [Arabic News]
Friday, 9 June, 2006: Trade union members round the world face a growing risk of incarceration and violence for defending workers' rights, the Brussels-based Int'l Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) said in an annual study published on Wednesday. About 1,600 union members suffered violent assaults last year compared to the 704 tortured, beaten or injured in 2004, while the number of arrests doubled to 9,000 ... Migrant workers suffered exploitation in Middle East states, including Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Jordan, said ICFTU. [Reuters]
Friday, 9 June, 2006: Jordan's military prosecutor indicted seven Iraqi, Libyan and Saudi suspects on charges of plotting an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist attack on the airport. The suspects, including three who are on the run, were charged on two counts of "possessing unlicenced explosives for use in illicit means and conspiracy to carry out terrorist attacks," judicial sources said ... The Libyan, Mohammad al-Durssi, was the one chosen to stake out the airport in preparation to launch the attack, the charge sheet said. [AFP]

( عاش "الغـزال" ومات قاتـلوه!!؟؟ ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( هدرَزَة في السّياسَة والتّاريخ (الجزء الثاني ـ 11 ) ) بقلم : الصادق شكري

Hisham Matar : A Tale Told In Exile

( لوكان بوزيد عمّار... عمّر سواني بلاده!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( حوار ذاتي ) شعر : محمد الشلطامي

Thursday, 8 June, 2006: The Bush administration should not restore diplomatic relations with Libya until that nation abides by its agreement with the families of the victims of Pan Am Flight 103, according to a resolution adopted Wednesday by the U.S. Senate. The resolution, co-authored by Sens. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was adopted by unanimous consent. Last month, the families said Congress must ensure Libya abides by its agreement to pay the remainder of the $2.7 billion compensation owed to them. Their plea came a week after the Bush administration said the U.S. would restore full diplomatic relations with Libya and remove it from a list of terrorism sponsors. [AP]
Thursday, 8 June, 2006: Over 11,000 Nigerians have been deported to Nigeria by the Libya auhtorities while 23 others have been arrested for various offences ranging from drug trafficking, robbery, prostitution to stealing. Nigerian Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim, who revealed this to Nigerian reporters in Tripoli on Tuesday, also stated that the Libyan desert was littered with the bodies of Nigerian youths who died while trying to cross to Libya and from there to Europe. The ambassador also told reporters who were on their way to Geneva for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) conference that 270,000 Nigerians crossed the desert to Libya yearly, adding that 90 per cent of people in Libyan prisons were Nigerians. [Tribune]
Thursday, 8 June, 2006: The British envoy for the Darfur conflict, Alan Goulty, on Wednesday expressed his gratitude to Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi for his efforts to restore peace and stability in Africa, especially in Sudan's western Darfur province. [PANA]

( منظمة الأمل لحقوق الأنسان في ليبيا ) : دعوة للمشاركة في احياء ذكرى مجزرة بوسليم

( شهيد تحت راية القلم... ) بقلم : أسعد العقيلي

( إلى وردة ) ترجمة : ياسين أبوسيف ياسين

( جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر ) : دعوة للأعتصام

( الحكاية الكبرى لأول الوهن!! ) بقلم : فرج ابوالعشة

( ما لقيت فيه دباير ) شعر : بن شويخة

Wednesday, 7 June, 2006: A delegation representing the Libyan government is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Monday in the first official trip since relations between the two countries were resumed last month. The delegation is scheduled to participate in a meeting of the US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC). The US announced on 15 May it was resuming full diplomatic relations with Libya and would remove the country from its list of sponsors of terrorism. [AKI]
Wednesday, 7 June, 2006: Uganda held Libya 2-2 in their final game as they finished 112th out of 150 teams as the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Olympiad ended Sunday. The Kawuma brothers led the fight for a draw against the less experienced Libyans, who finished in 111th position. Armenia, ranked 3, were crowned new heroes at 36 points. [New Vision]
Wednesday, 7 June, 2006: Libya announced today its support to UAE vice President who called for holding two Arab Summits annually, one of them for economic and developmental issues. This was declared by Libya's Media Affairs Secretary Hassouna al-Shawish. He asserted that Libya backs the proposal because it as an important step to activate Arab joint action. [BNA]

( تـليـيـب المشكلة.. والحل (2) ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

Tuesday, 6 June, 2006: Ukraine's Volodymyr Yesersky scored the opening goal in the 51st minute Monday, helping Ukraine beat Libya 3-0 in a Wold Cup warmup match. Olexiy Belik and substitute Andriy Vorobei added a goal each late in the match for Ukraine, which played without injured strikers Andriy Shevchenko and Serhiy Rebrov. [SI]
Tuesday, 6 June, 2006: Russia is ready to write off the $3.38-billion debt of Libya, the news agencies quoted Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak as saying Friday. The procedures will be similar to the ones applied to Algeria, i.e. the debt will be pardoned in exchange for the promise to buy armaments of Russia. The tricky point is that Libya hasn't acknowledged the mere existence of the debt so far. According to Finance Ministry, Libya owes $3.38 billion to Russia today, including $1.12 billion as interest. [Kommersant]
Tuesday, 6 June, 2006: The management of Golden Tulip Hotel is seeking to expand its facilities to be able to offer its services to more clients. Owners of the hotel Ghana Libya Holdings Company (GHLACO) says is already in negotiations with owners of the land just behind their premises to construct an ultra modern conference facility with the prospects of hosting up to some two thousand guests. [JOL]

تعازي إلى آل زيدان

( جمعية الشباب الليبي ) : من النشاطات السابقة للجمعية

( نادي الباروني ) : مباريات دور الثمانية في دوري الشيخ المجاهد سليمان الباروني

( هل سيكون الجميع بخير بعد "مغادرة" جون ماكهرن؟ ) بقلم : صلاح الحداد

( دائرة من النار (4) ) ترجمة وتعليق : مخضرم

كتاب ( البيان بالقرآن ) تأليف : مصطفى كمال المهدوي (15)

( السيرة النبوية (20) ) بقلم : د. علي محمد الصلابي

( هدرَزَة في السّياسَة والتّاريخ (الجزء الثاني ـ 10 ) ) بقلم : الصادق شكري

Monday, 5 June, 2006: Africa holds 9.4 percent of global oil reserves, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. It thus ranks second in the world in proven oil reserves, after the Middle East. The continent's largest oil reserves are in Libya (3.3 percent), Nigeria (3 percent) and Algeria (1 percent). At a level of close to 10 percent, Africa's share of oil reserves is almost three times as large as those of Asia-Pacific (3.5 percent) -- and almost seven times as large as Western Europe's global reserves (1.4 percent). [Mercury News]
Monday, 5 June, 2006: Foreign Minister's Assistant for Consular Affairs in Egypt, Mohammed Dharghami, left Cairo today heading to Binghazi, Libya, at the head of a delegation, part of a tour which will also take him to the GCC states. In a pre-departure statement, the Ambassador said the delegation comprised senior officials from concerned ministries who will hold discussions with their counterparts in host countries with the aim of solving Egyptian workers' problems. [BNA]
Monday, 5 June, 2006: Sudan asked on Thursday for more African troops to join the 7,000-strong African Union force monitoring a truce in the troubled region, Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi said. "Sudan demanded forces from the Community of Sahel-Saharan States be dispatched to Darfur," Qadhafi told a meeting of the group in Tripoli. Qadhafi becomes Community chairman after the one-day gathering of heads of state of the group. [Reuters]
Monday, 5 June, 2006: A lawyer who had several relatives among 24 Iraqis allegedly slain by U.S. Marines last fall complained yesterday that American compensation paid to the families was inadequate. Despite blaming insurgents for the killings, the U.S. military gave the families $2,500 for each person killed. Khaled Rsayef noted that Libya paid millions of dollars to the families of the Lockerbie victims. "Is American blood worth more than Iraqi blood?" he asked. [AP]

( من تفاهات القذافي ) بقلم : مصطفى البركي

( من رآني في المنام فسيراني في اليقظة.. وإشكالية الفهم!! ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

( أين حمرة الخجل يا دوردة؟! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( هدرَزَة في السّياسَة والتّاريخ (الجزء الثاني ـ 9 ) ) بقلم : الصادق شكري

Sunday, 4 June, 2006: Police believe they have smashed a terror network involved in financing attacks on coalition forces in Iraq, the M.E.N. can reveal. Greater Manchester chief constable Michael Todd said last night: "It is clear that the activity last week disrupted a known terrorist group." He said those being removed were considered "a threat to national security". One of them is Taher Nasuf (photo), 44, from Fallowfield, Manchester, named by the US authorities earlier this year as a "middle-ranking member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group", which the US believes has links with al-Qaida. Six Libyans arrested last week are now set to be deported. [Manchester Evening Online]
Sunday, 4 June, 2006: Libyan state telecommunications firm the Post and Telecommunications General Company has signed a $37-million deal with China's telecoms equipment maker Huamei Technologies Co Ltd, Libyan state news agency Jana said. General Company's Chairman Mohammed Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, a son of Libyan leader Qadhafi, said the mobile and fixed-line phone deal, signed on Wednesday, was part of a plan to expand phone and other telecoms services in the country. He said his company planned to increase the number of mobile phone lines to more than 6 million by the end of next year from 2.5 million currently. [Reuters]
Sunday, 4 June, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi proposed sending investigators to the conflict-hit Sudan-Chad border and Sudan's Darfur region at the Sahel and Sahara group summit which opened in Tripoli on Thursday. Qadhafi urged the African countries to end the conflicts which had affected the continent's political stability and hindered its economic development. Founded in 1998 mainly on Libya's initiative, the Sahel and Sahara group is Africa's largest political, economic, culture and security union. [Xinhua]

( تـليـيـب المشكلة.. والحل (1) ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( الشعب الليبي.. والفرصة الذهبية! ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( محطات ليبية ( 9 ) ) بقلم : عبدالنبي أبوسيف ياسين

Mohammed Buisier : Death In Darfur

( إنتظـار.. ) شعر : محمد الشلطامي     محمد بن غلبون : ( من أجل حماية كتابنا من السفهاء )

Mohammed el-Jahmi: : Libya's Dissidents     The New Yorker : Circle Of Fire

( الحاسوب ) شعر : علي جلالة

( من أخلاقيات البديل الراشد ) بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

Saturday, 3 June, 2006: Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi expressed criticism Thursday for the handing over of exiled Liberian President Charles Taylor to the United Nations on war crimes charges. Speaking at the opening of a one-day summit of CEN-SAD, Qadhafi did not name Nigeria - the country that delivered Taylor to the U.N. - but he said the decision to surrender the Liberian had tarnished Africa's image. "Handing over former Liberian President Charles Taylor to an international court is an immoral act and has harmed Africa," Qadhafi said. [AP]
Saturday, 3 June, 2006: The 8th summit of the Community of Sahle-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) concluded in Tripoli, Libya setting up an assembly that would look after economic, social and cultural matters, as well as approving CEN-SAD's annual budget. The summit also decided that Lome, capital of Togo, would be the venue of the next summit. [Shabait]
Saturday, 3 June, 2006: Security cooperation among nations in Southeast Asia is expanding but could be set back if China, Russia and North Korea don't become more open and less threatening, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Saturday ... The future of the Pacific Rim, said Rumsfeld, will depend on the path North Korea takes - whether it continues to repress its people and threaten its neighbors or follows Libya's example that "leads back to membership in the community of nations." [AP]

( عودٌ على بدْء ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

( محطات ليبية ( 8 ) ) بقلم : عبدالنبي أبوسيف ياسين

كتاب ( البيان بالقرآن ) تأليف : مصطفى كمال المهدوي (14)

Friday, 2 June, 2006: Libya's population grew by 1.8 percent per year over the past 11 years to reach 5,321,320 in 2006, a government census showed. When expatriates living in Libya are counted, the country's total population numbered 5.6 million, according to details of the census reported by state news agency Jana late on Wednesday. Men outnumbered women 102.6 to 100 in Libya, the figures showed. It is rare for Libya to release such data. [Reuters]
Friday, 2 June, 2006: The OPEC oil cartel decided to keep its official crude output at a 25-year high of 28 million barrels a day, ministers said. Ministers ordered a "rollover" of current production levels, Qatar's Energy Minister Abdullah al-Attiyah told reporters as he emerged from a meeting of the 11-nation group in Caracas, Venezuela. Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, said the decision had been "straightforward". "No sweat. It's a rollover," he told reporters. The move was a recognition by OPEC that any production cut would drive oil prices to new peaks and risk choking world growth. [AFP]
Friday, 2 June, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi has condemned an assault by Tuareg nomads on Mali's northern desert town of Kidal and said Libya planned to close its consulate in the remote region, Malian state radio said on Thursday. Tuareg rebels raided army camps last week in Kidal, before withdrawing to surrounding mountains with looted weapons. The attack raised fears of a new rebellion by the Tuaregs, light-skinned nomads known for their indigo turbans who staged a revolt in the early 1990s with training and support from Qadhafi's guerrilla camps. [Reuters]
Friday, 2 June, 2006: Relatives of the five Bulgarian nurses jailed in Libya will leave for Tripoli on Thursday to visit the women before their new trial. The last time the five met family members was Christmas 2004. The nurses were sentenced to death by a firing squad on accusations of deliberately infecting hundreds of Libyan children with the HIV virus. Their case was returned for a retrial by the Libyan Supreme Court. [SNA]
Friday, 2 June, 2006: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has met Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi in Tripoli where he is attenting a summit of Sahara and Sahel nations. The two leaders met shortly after Mubarak's arrival on Wednesday evening according to Egyptian daily al-Ahram. The meeting brings together delegations from 23 countries in the Sahara and Sahel - the boundary zone in Africa between the Sahara to the north and the more fertile region to the south. [AKI]
Friday, 2 June, 2006: Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye on Thursday said Philippines' President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo would visit Libya, Spain, and Vatican this month. "We don't have final details yet but we are being asked to ready our passports and other papers before June 24," said Bunye, who is also the Presidential spokesman. Bunye said President Arroyo is expected to thank Libya for its contributions to the peace efforts, particularly with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). He said they expect Libya to be an instrumental also in the peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

( لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي على الساحة الأوروبية ) : دعوة للأعتصام

( هدرَزَة في السّياسَة والتّاريخ (الجزء الثاني ـ 8 ) ) بقلم : الصادق شكري

( دائرة من النار (3) ) ترجمة وتعليق : مخضرم

( عبدالسلام أجلود : ماض معروف، حاضر مجهول، ومستقبل؟؟؟ ) بقلم : محمد سعد امعزب

( الخديعة ـ رواية ـ (1) ) بقلم : صلاح الحداد

Thursday, 1 June, 2006: Malian President Amadou Toure arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday to attend a gathering of African leaders amid tension between his central government in Bamako and Tuaregs in northern Mali. The official Libyan news agency Jana said Toure received a red carpet welcome at Tripoli airport, where he was greeted by senior government and military officials. He is due to join a gathering of heads of state of the Sahel-Sahara group of countries, created and financed by Libya and widely seen as a vehicle to furthering its influence in Africa. [IOL]
Thursday, 1 June, 2006: The macabre tale of a Suffolk craftsman who sold handcarved gallows to despotic regimes such as those in Zimbabwe and Libya gripped the world's media. David Lucas, 45, told an undercover reporter that he sold his "mobile execution units" for up to £12,000 each. More than 30 top newspapers, including The Guardian, the Daily Mail, and the Sydney Morning Herald followed the story ... But now it is the veracity of Mr Lucas that hangs in the balance. His business partner has come forward to claim that the story is an elaborate hoax. [TimesOnLine]
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