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( وعود نظام سرت البغاء تتبخر فى الهواء!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

تعزية إلى آل القاضي

( أرذل الكتاب: هل كانت تساؤلاته حول قرارات المؤتمر مغرضة؟ (1) ) بقلم : خالد الغول

( كيف تصبح إسلاميا "علمانيا".. في ثلاثة أيام؟ ) بقلم : فرج ابوالعشة

( شريك جامعة كولومبيا في ندوة القذافي له تاريخ شرس ) ترجمة : فدوى صالح بويصير

( نلقانك شين... ؤ رزقي على الله!! ) بقلم : ولد البحر

Friday, 31 March, 2006: Irish Republican Army victims said Wednesday they plan to file a class-action lawsuit next month in a U.S. court seeking $10 billion in damages from Libya, citing its status as the IRA's major weapons supplier in the 1980s. "Libya provided key material assistance to the Provisional IRA," said Willie Frazer, who directs an anti-IRA group called Families Acting for Innocent Relatives, or FAIR. "We're going to take the bull by the horns and make Libya compensate the victims." Frazer was speaking in a phone interview from Washington, where he is seeking support from the administration of U.S. President Bush and U.S. legislators. [AP]
Friday, 31 March, 2006: The U.S. Defense Department is considering the possibility to destroy chemical weapons for Libya, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday. A team of Pentagon experts was sent to Libya last month to assess the North African country's chemical weapons, said James Tegnelia, director of the Pentagon's Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The experts stayed in Libya for about month to study its chemical weapons including mustard gas, and estimated 100 million U.S. dollars would be needed to destroy them, he said. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency was writing a proposal for policymakers at the Defense and State Departments with regard to what the United States could do to help Libya dispose of its chemical weapons, he said. Tegnelia said that Libya had to destroy its chemical weapons for it to comply with the Chemical Weapons Convention. Libya became a signatory to the convention in 2004, soon after the country announced in December 2003 that it would unconditionally abandon all WMDs. [Xinhua]
Friday, 31 March, 2006: In a final declaration, approved at the end of a summit in Khartoum, the members of the League of Arab States have confirmed the right of Libya to get compensations for the economic sanctions it was imposed by the USA after the Lockerbie bombing case, Libyan news agency JANA reported. According to the declaration, Libya has the right to be compensated for the damages caused during the embargo years. The League of Arab States calls for the immediate release of Libyan citizen Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, convicting in masterminding the bombing on the Scottish village of Lockerbie in 1988. The declaration says the Libyan is “a hostage who was jailed contrary to all laws and with the knowledge of the international community”. [FIA]

Letters: Thursday, 30 March, 2006 منكم واليكم : الخميس، 30 مارس

تعزية إلى آل بشاشة      تعزية إلى آل العلام

( وماذا عن العمر!! ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( لقطات من محاضرة الدكتور فرج نجم عن القبيلة في ليبيا ) تصوير : عمر الهوني

ليبيا الوفاء : تقرير حول انعكاسات ووقائع مؤتمر جامعة كولومبيا (1)

FLD-UK: Libya In The British House Of Commons

( قصيدة عن الفرح ) شعر : محمد الشلطامي

( العلاقات الأمريكية الليبية وشروط تطبيعها ) ترجمة : لامان محمد بويصير

Thursday, 29 March, 2006: Crowds from West Africa to Central Asia gazed skywards on Wednesday to view a total solar eclipse that cast a shadow across a vast band of the planet. The track of the eclipse stretched from eastern Brazil, across the Atlantic to N Africa, then on to the Middle East, Central Asia and Mongolia. The longest view, four minutes and seven seconds, was at Libya's Wao Namus, 2000km south-east of Tripoli near the border with Chad. Photo: Libyan youths watch the solar eclipse in the desert tourist camp in Jalo, 1300 km south-east of Tripoli. [AFP]
Thursday, 29 March, 2006: An Ilyushin-62 plane belonging to a Libyan airline made an emergency landing at a Moscow airport on Wednesday night, injuring two crewmembers onboard. "The plane missed the runway by 400 meters while landing at Domodedovo airport" and broke into three pieces, but no fire ensued, Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman said. There were six crewmembers and no passengers onboard. Doctors are treating the two injured crewmembers. The plane was making a technical flight from Tripoli, capital of Libya, to Moscow. [Xinhua]

( هل ستقتل فرنسا "فيليب تروسييه"؟؟ ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( نطالب بمحاكمة إيطاليا جنائيا... ) بقلم : د. الهادي شلوف

لقطات من احتفال "جماعة الاخوان المسلمين ـ ليبيا" بمناسبة اطلاق سراح السجناء

( الفجر ) : خطوط عريضة في منهج "الجماعة الأسلامية المقاتلة" (5)

Wednesday, 29 March, 2006: Delegates at the fourth international conference on electric and electronic engineering have called for the promotion of scientific research and cooperation with universities, research centres and specialised institutions at the national, regional and global levels. The call was made at the four-day meeting in Tripoli on the theme "Electric and Electronic Engineering and Computers at the Service of Society". The 20-23 March conference was organised by department of electric and electronic engineering and computer science of Tripoli's Al-Fateh University. Delegates included scientists and researchers from Great Britain, Germany, USA, Italy, Malaysia, Serbia, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Jordan, Yemen and Libya. [Angop]
Wednesday, 29 March, 2006: Phoenicia Group Libya LLC, the U.S-Libyan risk management and business services firm, today announced a two year cooperation and partnership agreement with the Libya-based Environment Friend's Association (EFA), a non governmental organization concerned with safeguarding and preserving Libya’s environment. The Environment Friend's Association, an affiliate of the Qadhafi Development Foundation, is a non governmental organization formed in 1999 for the purpose of "enhancing awareness of the need in safeguarding Libya's environment for the benefit of future generations." The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Ryad Sunusi; President & CEO of Phoenicia Group, and Ahmed AbdulHak; Chairman of the Environment Friend's Association, at EFA'S Tripoli Headquarters. [PRWeb]

تعزية إلى آل العرفية وآل الديباني

( دانات المساعيد وصنانات العقيد ) بقلم : هشام بن غلبون

( منبر ليبيا للثقافة ) : محاضرة للدكتور فرج نجم عن القبيلة في ليبيا

( يا نجاح المساعيد ) بقلم : د. علي الفرجاني

The Cultural Connect: Tibra Foundation; A Jewel In The Rough

تعزية إلى آل مخلوف وآل الحاج      تعازي إلى آل التومي

The Sun: Columbia Partner In Qadhafi Parley Has Grim History

Tuesday, 28 March, 2006: Libya was not the only one to be surprised by the US State Department's announcement that the Arab country remains on its list of states 'sponsoring terror.' It proved equally shocking to the rest of the world considering Washington and Tripoli have lately made much progress in restoring their ties after Libya came in from the cold in Dec. 2003. But looked closely, it makes sense. Although Libya has made dramatic progress on improving its ties with the West it has yet to improve the situation at home. As in other so-called Arab republics, Libya remains a single-party state with little or no freedom for other parties. The entire opposition - both Islamists and secular groups - remains outside the country. Goes without saying that in the absence of democracy, there are no democratic institutions and no free Press in the country. Human rights are routinely abused by the state. Without addressing concerns on these fronts, Libya can never hope to normalise its relations with the rest of the world. [Khaleej Times]
Tuesday, 28 March, 2006: A two-day training session on face and jaw surgery entered its second day on Monday with Libyan and foreign specialists collaborating in the delicate art of maxillofacial surgery. The training session started on Sunday under the aegis of the Libyan medical specialists' council in collaboration with the World Association for the study of fracture fixation. The specialists from Germany, UK, Greece and Libya will discuss presentations on several studies regarding facial surgery as well as scientific progress recorded in the field. Speaking at the opening session, Dr Mohamed Ridha Franka, director of a Tripoli hospital specialised in cosmetic surgery, noted that the session was part of the programme for trainees at the Libyan Council of medical specialities, particularly regarding face and jaw surgery. [BIA]
Tuesday, 28 March, 2006: The discredited U.N. Human Rights Commission held its last meeting Monday before being replaced by a new body, ending a 60-year history in which some of the world's worst offenders often used their membership to protect one another from condemnation. The new 47-member Council will hold its first meeting June 19 in Geneva and the U.N. will vote on new members May 9. The commission, which originally was inspired by the US, came to be discredited in recent years because it admitted countries with terrible human rights records -- such as Sudan, Libya, Zimbabwe and Cuba -- who tried to shield each other from censure. China and Russia lobbied heavily to avoid having their performances held up to scrutiny. [AP]
Tuesday, 28 March, 2006: On March 2, Just a week after Tunisia announced a presidential amnesty for over 1,200 political prisoners (including 70 members of the outlawed Islamist Nahda Party), Libya released 130 political prisoners, including all 85 of the Muslim Brotherhood prisoners it held. In Algeria, on March 6 the authorities released Ali Belhadj, the number-two official in the Islamic Salvation Front. Do these developments signal a trend toward reconciliation with Islamists in North Africa?... Reconciliation between regimes and Islamists remains far from imminent, despite popular demands. The obstinacy of governing regimes in the region and their continued refusal to engage their adversaries cannot conceal the essence of the matter: that there can be no reform without reconciliation. In other words, there can be no new beginning without due regard for those whose rights have been violated, whether Islamists or secularists. [Daily Star]

The Mail & Guardian: Europe Now

( 40 تحت الصفر ) بقلم : سالم محمد

( كسوف سنة 1905م ) اعداد : بن جوّاد

( لا يجتمع في جزيرة العرب دينان.. وإشكالية الفهم!! ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

Monday, 27 March, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi arrived in the Sudanese capital to participate in the two-day annual summit of Arab leaders. The maverick leader was the first leader to land in Khartoum for Tuesday's gathering of Arab kings and Presidents. An Arab League official had told AFP Friday that Qadhafi was not participating in the summit. Arab leaders are expected to push for a stronger Arab role in Iraq and address the Arab-Israeli conflict in light of the stunning win of January polls by the Islamist movement Hamas. They are also poised to address the escalating tension over an imminent UN intervention in Sudan's troubled western region of Darfur. [AFP]
Monday, 27 March, 2006: Libya is opening its doors to thousands of tourists for this week's total solar eclipse and says all nationalities are welcome - except Israelis. The eclipse will be visible from much of Asia, Turkey, and Brazil, but Libya will experience the best and longest view. Individual tourist visas are normally hard to come by but authorities here have assured people that the process will not be bureaucratic for this special event. Tourists will be able to view the eclipse for up to four minutes and seven seconds. The tourism ministry says it has issued 6,700 special one-week visas so far. The largest contingent, 2,000, is from the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, France, and other European countries. [BBC]
Monday, 27 March, 2006: Libya officially closed a HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaign on Saturday in Tripoli. It was organized by charity organizations under the auspices of the UN, Libyan news agency Jana reported. Representatives of the Qadhafi Foundation, coordinators of the UN program to fight against AIDS and many Libyan officials took part in the closing ceremony. The campaign was launched Wednesday, when the daughter of Libyan President Qadhafi, Aisha opened her own exhibition of paintings and photos related to the disease. [FIA]

تعازي إلى آل كبلان      تعازي إلى آل البابور وآل الكيخيا

( اطلقوا سراح شباب الإنتفاضة ) بقلم : مصطفى البركي

( التبـيان في مشاركة الأحزان (2) ) بقلم : صلاح عبدالعـزيز

( إيطاليا والقذافي.. عدوّ ما من صداقته بدّ (3) ) بقلم : مخضرم

( عبدالحفيظ بيزان اعتزل الملاعـب.. وغادر حياتنا نهائيا!! ) بقلم : ناقد رياضي قديم

( صندوق مساعدة .. صندوق تعويض.. ) بقلم : أسعد العقيلي

( مسرح بنغازي : جلسات برلمان غير منعقد ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( هدرزة.. مع الأخ العقيد (2) ) بقلم : عبدالنبي أبوسيف ياسين

Sunday, 26 March, 2006: Nigerian President Obasanjo agreed to surrender exiled former Liberian leader and war crimes suspect Charles Taylor to Liberia. "President Olusegun Obasanjo has today, March 25, informed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that the government of Liberia is free to take former president Taylor into custody," the Nigerian leader's office said in a statement. Obasanjo invited Taylor to Nigeria in order to bring an end to a 14-year-civil war which had pitted the Libyan-trained guerrilla chief turned elected ruler against two powerful rebel groups. Sirleaf, on a red-carpet visit to the US, called Tuesday for Taylor to be extradited home quickly. She also told reporters that Bush had pledged to consult with African leaders "so that a fair decision is taken" on Taylor's fate that would ensure "the stability of Liberia." [AFP]

تعازي إلى آل بن جليل       تعازي إلى المهاجر

( الجامعة الليبية وجلال الليبيين (4) ) بقلم : د. فرج نجم

( قصيدة تحت الإقامة الجبرية ) بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

( مقاييسنا الموحدة... مقياس يعجب ما صار!! ) بقلم : ولد البحر

( المذهـب الذاتي في نظريـة المعـرفة (4) ) بقلم : سليمان الشجاع

( ملاحظات حول السابحين فى فلك الإصلاح الوهمي ) بقلم : فرج الفاخري

( لا علاقة للقذافي بعودتـك إلى بيت الطاعة يا بويصير ) بقلم : عاشور الورفلي

( أبعاض من حقائق الحركة السنوسية ) بقلم : جلال أحمد الوحيشي

Saturday, 25 March, 2006: Libya feels "cheated" that it will remain on the US State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism this year even though it has made security concessions, Libya's top envoy to Washington said on Friday. Libya will remain on the list in the annual Patterns of Global Terrorism report published next month, Henry Crumpton, the State Department's coordinator for counter-terrorism, told Reuters on Thursday. Ali Aujali (photo), chief of the Libyan Liaison Office in Washington, blamed US domestic politics and compared it to the furor in Congress over an attempt by state-owned Dubai Ports World to manage terminals at several US ports. "I'm sorry to say but it looks like we have been cheated," Aujali told the US-Libya Business Association. [Reuters]
Saturday, 25 March, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi is expected in visit the northwestern Malian town of Timbuktu next month for festivities to mark the birth of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. "He announced his arrival for the Maouloud festival and we are actively preparing for it," said a Malian diplomatic source. In the run-up to his arrival in Mali, Libyan cargo planes have been airlifting gifts from Qadhafi to Timbuktu, some 700 kilometres (640 miles) northwest of Bamako for ordinary Malians, mostly in the form of agricultural implements. [AFP]
Saturday, 25 March, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi pledged support for Palestinian militant group Hamas, which faces cuts in Western funding over its refusal to denounce violence against Israel, state news agency Jana said on Friday. The report came after Qadhafi met Hamas leader-in-exile Khaled Meshaal in Tripoli late on Thursday. Meshaal said this week his group will continue to fight Israel and told the United States its Middle East policy would fuel terrorism. [Reuters]
Saturday, 25 March, 2006: The leaders of Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia will skip the summit of the 22-member Arab League scheduled in Khartoum next week, an Arab League official told AFP. Saudi King Abdullah, Libyan leader Qadhafi, Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and Oman's Sultan Qaboos will not attend the meeting on March 28-29 in the Sudanese capital. Ahead of the gathering, Arab leaders are under pressure to take a more active role in Iraq and find a common stance on dealing with a Hamas-led Palestinian government. In addition to the conflict in Iraq, the summit was also to focus on the future of the Arab-Israeli conflict in light of the January election victory of radical Islamist Palestinian group Hamas. [AFP]
Saturday, 25 March, 2006: Libya's Bank for Development announced that it has some 500 million Libyan Dinars (about $360 million) available for projects in the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) productive sector and is waiting for projects to be presented by the Romanian companies interested in cooperating with Libya, Romania's Ministry of Economy and Trade, ACT Media news agency reports. The bank's representative presented this offer on the occasion of a seminar organized by Romania's Economic Counsellor in Libya, this event being aimed at the Romanian exports' offer promotion and the renewal of the bilateral economic cooperation relations. Attending the seminar on "SMEs role in economy. [Reporter]

The National Conference: Letter To David Welch

( صيد الخواطر الليبية (6) ) بقلم : صلاح عبدالعزيز

( ملكية أو جمهورية إلا أن تكون قذافية ) بقلم : ادرار نفوسه

( حماس إذ تـُـتـكـتـك!! ) بقلم : فرج ابوالعشة

( المساعيد ورسائل العقيد ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( الفرص الضائعة (12) ) بقلم : فرج الفاخري

( مصطفى البركي والرمز الوطنيّ ) بقلم : بوزيد لهلالي

Friday, 24 March, 2006: The United States is keeping Libya on its list of state sponsors of terrorism, even though the North African country has become a good partner on security matters, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Next month when the State Department publishes its annual Patterns of Global Terrorism report, Libya will remain on the list, Henry Crumpton, the U.S. State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism, told Reuters while in Colombia for a regional security conference. Crumpton said Sudan -- which is also on the list along with Cuba, Syria, North Korea and Iran -- will not make it off this year either, despite some advances in counterterrorism cooperation. Presence on the terrorism list bars a country from getting U.S. arms, controls sales of items with military and civilian applications, limits U.S. aid and requires Washington to vote against loans from international financial institutions. [Reuters]
Friday, 24 March, 2006: Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi lectured a U.S. audience on democracy on Thursday and said Libya is the only real democracy in the world. Via a video link, Qadhafi addressed an unprecedented gathering of U.S. and Libyan academics prompted by a thaw in relations since the former pariah state decided in 2003 to abandon nuclear weapons and took responsibility for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. He touted Libya's political system as superior to "farcical" and "fake" parliamentary and representative democracies in the West." "There is no state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet," Qadhafi said to the conference at Columbia University in New York. [Reuters]
Friday, 24 March, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi lashed out at what he described as "backward" societies in the Middle East. He argued that government heavy-handedness in dealing with political opposition stemmed from the violent nature of that dissent. "You ask us why do you oppress the opposition in the Middle East?" Qadhafi told attendees at a Columbia University panel discussion during a live video appearance. "Because in the Middle East, the opposition is quite different than the opposition in advanced countries. In our countries, the opposition takes the form of explosions, assassinations, killing." Qadhafi's comments at the US event came in response to several questions by the Columbia panel asking him to comment on shortcomings in Libyan society. Qadhafi said he was proud of what he considered a complex society, but argued that the political and social mind-set of the region had failed to adapt to a changing world. [IOL]

تعزية إلى آل بن نصر        تعازي إلى آل الرياني

LLHR: Letter To Columbia University President

Thursday, 23 March, 2006: An interfaith convoy crossing the Sahara to promote coexistence in the Middle East was halted Wednesday when Libya refused it entry because it included Israelis. "Israel does not exist as a country, it is Palestine. We don't allow occupiers into our country," the Jerusalem Post quoted a Libyan official as telling nine members of the "Breaking the Ice" group as they tried to enter from Egypt. Three Israelis -- including a former combat pilot -- were taking part in the trek, as well as the former body-double of one of Saddam Hussein's sons, a Palestinian student, an Iranian film-maker and a New York City firefighter. The group had planned to end its trek in Tripoli but would return to Jerusalem, its starting point. [Reuters]
Thursday, 23 March, 2006: Libyan children on Tuesday celebrated World Children's Day with various cultural, scientific and sports activities throughout the north African country. [Angop]

تعزية إلى آل العبود وآل المقصبي

( الالتفاف حول الأمير ضرورة وليس غاية!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( قرأنا عندكم وشاهدنا عندنا ) بقلم : عاشور نصر الورفلي

( نظرية التطور بين العلم والدين (3) ) بقلم : أبوذر الليبي

( لماذا لا يطلق العقيد القذافي سراح فتحى الجهمى؟ ) بقلم : محمد بويصير

( ليبيا الوفاء ولجنة العمل ) : لقطات من مظاهرة واشنطن في ذكرى التنكر لقتلانا في تشاد

Wednesday, 22 March, 2006: A multi-billion dollar plan for IRA victims to sue Libya could automatically fail if the case is not filed in the next five weeks. The proposed lawsuit against IRA arms supplier Colonel Qadhafi relies on very specific American legal requirements - including a statute of limitations that expires on April 24. After that date victims might be able to seek compensation only for acts of terrorism committed in the past 10 years - like the Omagh bomb - but they would have to be led by an American who became a victim in that time frame. Meanwhile, the American lawyer who led efforts that won a £1.5bn settlement for victims of the Lockerbie bombing said the IRA victims could have "a very, very difficult" case. [The Telegraph]
Wednesday, 22 March, 2006: Dutch Economics Minister Laurens Jan Brinkhorst will visit Libya next month to lobby for oil and gas imports as part of a strategy to diversify energy supplies. Brinkhorst, whose trip to Tripoli on April 5-6 will be the first official Dutch visit since 1969, will also seek other business opportunities for Dutch companies in Libya, a ministry spokesman said. "The visit is in line with the minister's view that it is important to establish good political relations with oil and gas producing countries," the spokesman said. [Reuters]
Wednesday, 22 March, 2006: Chadian President Idriss D'by has briefed Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi on recent developments in the border tension between Chad and Sudan following an African Union mediatory summit. The 8 February AU mini-summit on the crisis had proposed a number of measures to douse the crisis between the two countries. [Angop]
Wednesday, 22 March, 2006: Libya is to return properties confiscated in the mid-1970s and pay compensation to their former owners, under a cabinet decree, a Qadhafi Foundation official told AFP. The source said that the decree which rolls back socialist practices of three decades ago would come into effect within days and would be assessed on current values. The Qadhafi Foundation is headed by Seif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Qadhafi, and has been at the forefront of efforts since last August to have the victims compensated. [AFP]

Letters: Tuesday, 21 March, 2006 منكم واليكم : الثلاثاء، 21 مارس

تعزية إلى آل البسيوني

( دراسة حول غزو أمريكا لعقول المسلمين! ) عرض وتعليق : جمعة القماطي

( إيطاليا والقذافي.. عدوّ ما من صداقته بدّ (2) ) بقلم : مخضرم

( الجامعة الليبية وجلال الليبيين (3) ) بقلم : د. فرج نجم

NRO: Bad Decision 101   By: Mohammed el-Jahmi

إفتتاح "نادي الباروني الرياضي الاجتماعي" بمدينة مانشسترـ بريطانيا

( صفـير... ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

Tuesday, 21 March, 2006: In an interview with Italy's Sky TG24 TV on Monday, Qadhafi said Saddam Hussein should have been released as a prisoner of war at the end of the US instigated war. He said the US-led force which invaded Iraq in 2003 had acted illegitimately and warned that Cuba, Zimbabwe, China, N. Korea or even Libya faced a similar threat. "Saddam was a dictator, but he wouldn't have caused the damage that the US has with its occupation," he said. [AND]
Tuesday, 21 March, 2006: Officials of the Libyan and Russian parliamentary bodies have been meeting to review relations between the two institutions and avenues of strengthening bilateral ties. Libyan Secretary for Foreign Affairs Souleiman Shehoumi, and the deputy chairman of the Russian Duma, Arthur Chilinguirov, co-chaired the meeting in Tripoli Saturday. [Angop]
Tuesday, 21 March, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi says Libyans are expected to carry out more attacks on Italian interests in Libya until Rome pays for damages caused during its colonial rule early last century. Eleven people were killed in clashes with the police when angry crowds tried to storm the Italian consulate in Benghazi in February during protests against Danish cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad. Qadhafi said his government could not control anti-Italian actions like the riots outside the consulate. When asked if other such attacks could happen, Qadhafi said: "It is to be expected, unfortunately, it's out of (government) control." [Reuters]

( نريد رمزاً نلتـفّ حوله ) بقلم : مصطفى البركي

( الفجر ) : خطوط عريضة في منهج "الجماعة الأسلامية المقاتلة" (4)

( أمازلنا نعيش في عصور الصيد ماقبل التاريخية؟ ) بقلم : سالم محمد

( السيرة النبوية (12) ) بقلم : د. علي محمد الصلابي

( اسبوعيات حكيم (9) ) بقلم : حكيم

LLHR: Threat To The Right To Life Of Libyans In Jordan

( الرابطة الليبية ) : الأردن : انتهاك الحق فى الحياة للاجئين ليبيين

Monday, 20 March, 2006: Libya had remained non-committal following European Commission diplomatic representations on the North African country's unilateral decision to declare a fisheries conservation zone, Joe Borg, EU Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner, said yesterday. Addressing the Maltese Parliament's foreign affairs committee on his first official visit to Malta since receiving his appointment, Dr Borg said the Commission had made little progress in its talks with Libya on this particular issue. Following Libya's declaration of a fisheries conservation zone last year, Malta had asked the Commission to intervene since the decision meant that Maltese fishermen would not be able to access traditional fishing grounds. [TimesOfMalta]

( لجنة العمل الوطني ـ الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية ) : الأنتفاضة الليبية

( موقع ليبي جديد ) : جليانة
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( إن كنت حقاً تدافع عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ) بقلم : خالد الغول

( حرب تشاد من وجهة نظر ليبية ) بقلم : عبدالمنصف البوري

( نظرية التطور بين العلم والدين (2) ) بقلم : أبوذر الليبي

Sunday, 19 March, 2006: 20-strong 'spearhead group' of victims of IRA violence are using the US courts to hold Libya to account for its role in the Provisionals' 'long war'. Lawyer Jason McCue, who is also representing relatives and victims of the 1998 Omagh bomb atrocity in a civil action against Real IRA leaders, said: 'In the Lockerbie case the Libyans paid out around $1bn to the families of 273 victims. When you take into consideration the thousands injured and killed in relation to IRA violence and its Libyan supporters, the compensation, if we're successful, is likely to be much higher.' [The Guardian]
Sunday, 19 March, 2006: Moroccan coach Badou Zaki is currently in Tripoli to discuss with the Libyan football federation the possibility of taking charge of Libya's national team. The Libyan FA has officially announced the sacking of Croatian coach Ilija Loncarevic, following an early exit from the 2006 African Cup of Nations. [LJBC]
Sunday, 19 March, 2006: For the first time in 21 years, the U.S. Export-Import Bank's board of directors has voted to provide credit guarantees for export sales of U.S. products to Libya. The action is the latest in a series of moves the U.S. has taken to restore commercial relations with Libya since the former pariah state announced its intention in December 2003 to give up WMDs. Phil Cogan, a spokesman for the Eximbank, said the board voted on Thursday to accept applications from U.S. exporters wishing to sell U.S. goods and services to the public sector in Libya. Loans made to complete the sales also must be backed by the Libyan government's sovereign guarantee, Cogan said. The United States exported $83.8 million worth of goods to Libya last year, compared with $39.2 million in 2004 and only $226,000 in 2003. [Reuters]

تعزية إلى آل ماطوس

( ليبيا: حصاد حقبة الكولونيل ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

من شهادات الليبيين الذين شاركوا في حرب تشاد

( النورس المتمرّد ) بقلم : سعيد العريبي

( كتاب "نماذج من جرائم القذافي" ) عرض وتعليق : د. فتحي الفاضلي

( المذهـب الذاتي في نظرية المعرفة (3) ) بقلم : سليمان الشجاع

( كيف خاضت بنغازي تاريخها؟ (2) ) بقلم : مفتاح السيد الشريف

NRO: The People vs. Qadhafi   By: Mohammed el-Jahmi

( من بدّل دينه فاقتلوه.. وإشكالية الفهم!! ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

Saturday, 18 March, 2006: Six planes opposition lawmakers claim may have been used by the Central Intelligence Agency to transfer terror suspects to third countries have made 73 flights through Britain since 2001, the British government said Friday ... The British government has also acknowledged that several private planes landed at British military airfields between 2002 and 2004 and had visited destinations including Tripoli, Libya; Islamabad, Pakistan; Amman, Jordan; Doha, Qatar; Marrakech, Morocco; Luqa, Malta; Shannon, Ireland; and Washington. [AP]
Saturday, 18 March, 2006: Swiss International Airlines is extending its network ... SWISS will serve 69 destinations in 42 countries this Summer ... The sole destination from which flights will be withdrawn is Benghazi in Libya, to which service will cease at the end of April. [Hugin]

( للحقيقة وجه واحد... والطيور على أشكالها تقع ) بقلم : عاشور نصر الورفلي

( فضفضة ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( هدرزة.. مع الأخ العقيد (1) ) بقلم : عبدالنبي أبوسيف ياسين

( المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية ) : دعوة للتضامن مع ضحايا حروب تشاد

( الجامعة الليبية وجلال الليبيين (2) ) بقلم : د. فرج نجم

Friday, 17 March, 2006: German engineer Gotthard Lerch goes on trial today on charges of aiding Libya's defunct nuclear-weapons effort as part of a secret network said to have supplied Iran and N. Korea. Lerch, accused of trafficking in some of the most sensitive nuclear equipment, was linked to a supply chain that led to South African Johan Meyer, director at a Vanderbiljpark manufacturing firm, who was arrested in SA in 2004. At the time officials said SA was used as a major transit point by middlemen and dealers doing business within the network. [SAPA/AP]

( هكذا قتل بشير الريّاني!! ) بقلم : مصطفى البركي

( ليبيا تريد عودة الأمير إلى وطنه!! ) : بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( كيف خاضت بنغازي تاريخها؟ (1) ) بقلم : مفتاح السيد الشريف

( التمرّد.. إلى أين؟ ) ترجمة : أسعد العقيلي

( المذهـب الذاتي في نظرية المعرفة (2) ) بقلم : سليمان الشجاع

( ستة ونيف.. والله أعلم بما بقي..! ) بقلم : اللبيب

Thursday, 16 March, 2006: Libya and France have signed an accord for the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The signing took place during the visit to Tripoli by France's director of atomic energy commission, Alain Bugat. It is the first such agreement to be signed with Libya since the country gave up its nuclear ambitions for military use more than two years ago. The supervisor of Libya's National Centre for Nuclear Research and Development, Maatug Mohamed Maatug, says the accord is an important milestone in Libya's relations with the rest of the world. Mr Maatug says they are looking to use nuclear energy for water desalination plants to meet the country's projected water shortage in 15 years. [BBC]
Thursday, 16 March, 2006: Libya will host a summit with Egypt in coming days to try to find a regional solution to the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, an official source in Tripoli said on Wednesday. The move comes amid intense pressure on the African Union to turn over peacekeeping in the western Sudanese province to the U.N., despite opposition from Khartoum which is demanding that a peace deal is first reached between the government and rebels. Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will attend the summit due to take place in Tripoli in coming days. [Reuters]
Thursday, 16 March, 2006: Libya is preparing to welcome thousands of Western tourists into improvised desert camps, the best place in the world to view the March 29 solar eclipse as well as the former pariah state's bid for tourist dollars. Tourism official Shaban al-Taeb said Libya was to dedicate its air and sea ports to the arrival of eclipse lovers from 47 countries, including Americans, Britons and French, but excluding Israelis. Experts from NASA were also expected, with special procedures in place to allow the solar observers to get their scientific equipment into the country that was off-limits to most sightseeing outsiders for decades. [AFP]

( المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية ) : دعوة إلى مظاهرة في ذكرى السابع من أبريل

( ليبيا الوفاء ولجنة العمل ) : خريطة مكان وزمان مظاهرة 20 مارس في واشنطن

( الهبل ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

( صيد الخواطر الليبية (5) ) بقلم : صلاح عبدالعزيز

Wednesday, 15 March, 2006: Taiwan's Vice Foreign Affairs Minister Michael Ying-Mao Kau said Monday that he can't confirm whether President Chen Shui-bian is planning to visit Libya. Kau was responding to a reporter's question about whether the president is planning such a visit. Chen announced at a meeting with visiting Seif Qadhafi, son of Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, in January that he had accepted an invitation to visit the North African country and that the two countries would exchange representative offices in the near future. [CNA]
Wednesday, 15 March, 2006: Key actors of the cement industry have met to discuss supply of cement on Libyan market and the implementation of new marketing plans. Chaired by Economy Minister Tayeb Saffi, the meeting was attended by the secretary of the national cement company, the secretary of the Arab Cement Company and the chairman of the Union of Arab entrepreneurs. The forum examined marketing, distribution and unification of the price of cement. [PANA]

Tuesday, 14 March, 2006: Greek President Karolos Papoulias arrived in Tripoli on Monday for a two-day state visit to Libya. It is the first visit by a Greek head of state to Libya in 37 years. Papoulias will meet Libyan leader Qadhafi and new Prime Minister Baghdadi el-Mahmoudi. The Greek president is accompanied by Culture Minister and the deputy ministers of foreign affairs and finance. A total of 25 business officials from the oil, gas, shipping, banking, construction and telecommunications sectors are also taking part in the visit. Libya is a key oil supplier of Greece, with its exports - mostly oil - reaching US$762 million last year. Papoulias is the first Greek president to visit Libya since Qadhafi came to power following a 1969 coup. [Xinhua]
Tuesday, 14 March, 2006: Deputy foreign minister, Abdul-Ati al-Obeidi, says cooperation with Italy on curbing illegal immigration is on track, but further negotiations will probably have to wait until after Italy's general election in April. Al-Obeidi says no country has been helping Tripoli deal with curbing illegal immigration as much as Italy. He says a joint mechanism to deal with the problem was established between the two countries in 2002 and cooperation is working well. Al-Obeidi, who is attending a two-day conference in Sicily on Migration and Dignity, told reporters Italy is helping with security, equipment, training and exchange of information. [VOA]
Tuesday, 14 March, 2006: A special envoy of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for Middle East Affairs, Alwi Shihab, said on Monday he would leave for Libya, Oman and Lebanon later in the day to discuss bilateral relations including a planned visit to Indonesia by Libyan President Mu'ammar al-Qadhdafi. Alwi made the remark after a meeting with the president at the presidential office here. In Libya, Alwi would discuss economic cooperation and also a planned visit to Indonsia by President Qadhafi. "The Libyan president is ready to come to Indonesia and I have been asked to orally extend the arrangement of time," Alwi said. [Antara]

تعازي إلى آل الشاعري

( الأتحاد الليبي ) : ملف حقوق الإنسان في ليبيا ما بعد 2 مارس 2006

( القول الفصل في جريمة العـصر!؟ (2) ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

( احذروا : ستفتح أبواب جهنم!!! ) بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

( الجامعة الليبية وجلال الليبيين (1) ) بقلم : د. فرج نجم

( الفجر ) : خطوط عريضة في منهج "الجماعة الأسلامية المقاتلة" (3)

The New Arms Race: India, Pakistan, and Beyond!   By: Ghoma

سفارات ليبيا وسفارات في ليبيا Embassies of Libya and Embassies in Libya

Monday, 13 March, 2006: A Libyan medical team at Burns and Plastic Surgery Hospital in Tripoli made a transplantation of a hand of a 64 year old Libyan citizen, whose left hand was almost completely chopped off. Hospital sources said this operation carried out 19 of February after 18 hours of the incident and was successful, and the bones of the wrest were fixed internally. The sources added that during the ten hour long operation, arteries and veins of the hand were reconnected by microsurgery, and two 18 cm long veins were transplanted to deliver blood from the elbow to the hand, and the nerves connecting the hand were repaired too. [LJBC]
Monday, 13 March, 2006: Libya is using a firm hand to deal with illegal immigrants following requests from Europe for it to help stem the flow of African asylum seekers to the continent. Libya's security service said on Sunday that 797 illegal immigrants had been captured between Feb. 26 and March 6, and 1,435 people had been deported during the same period. The EU believes that stopping the immigrants from setting out from Libya's shores is key to a successful immigration policy. Tens of thousands of people from northern and sub-Saharan Africa attempt to cross the Mediterranean in rickety boats to Europe each year, often through Libya. [Xinhua]
Monday, 13 March, 2006: The association of friends and families of the victims of the secret immigration to Italy, assured on Wednesday that around 2000 Moroccans tried to enter Italy illegally by the Libyan lands but they are now arrested and referreed to the Libyan prisons. The association stated in a declaration that the victims are suffering a lot in Libyan jails. The association called upon the Libyan authorities to respect the human rights and to be responsible for this matter. Some officials belonging to the association pointed out that the association has been receiving complaints form the victims’ families since five months back. [Khaleej Times]
Monday, 13 March, 2006: The mayor of Plovdiv [Bulgaria] Dr Ivan Chomakov and Maxim Minchev, chief of the state-run Bulgarian news agency, left Sunday for Libya for a new meeting with the relatives of the HIV infected Libyan children. Dr Chomakov is scheduled to attend a meeting of the governing board of International fund "Benghazi." The fund was established in January and includes representatives from the EU, USA and non-governmental organizations. It aims to help the relatives and the HIV infected children. In February after a meeting in Tripoli of the governing board of the Benghazi International Fund and the Association of the families of the AIDS infected children in Benghazi, it was made clear that the HIV-infected Libyan children will be treated in five European hospitals - three in Paris, one in Rome and one in Florence. [SNA]

( من مدرسة المسعودي ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( على من يكذب القذافي؟! ) بقلم : مصطفى البركي

( اسبوعيات حكيم (8) ) بقلم : حكيم

( نظرية التطور بين العلم والدين (1) ) ترجمة وتعليق : أبوذر الليبي

Sunday, 12 March, 2006: The Jordanian authorities have executed a Libyan and a Jordanian convicted over the 2002 murder of a US diplomat. Salem Saad bin Suweid (photo), 43, and Yasser Fateh Freihat, 31, were hanged in Swaka prison south of the capital. Laurence Foley, 62, an official for the US Agency for Int'l Development, was gunned down outside his Amman home in October 2002. The two hanged convicts were sentenced to death in 2004. General Security spokesman Commander Bashir al-Daajeh told AFP the bodies had already been transferred to a mortuary for collection by their families. [AFP]
Sunday, 12 March, 2006: Mgr Sylvester Magro is back in the Libyan city of Benghazi three weeks after his diocese was attacked and ransacked in the wake of the satirical cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. The Maltese Apostolic Vicar of Benghazi in Libya was forced to remain in Tripoli due to the attacks on Western and Christian establishments. Under watchful eye of the police, Mgr Magro and the nuns are now clearing up the Benghazi Cathedral which was ransacked, according to Franciscan Minors provincial Fr Paul Galea. The order is responsible for convents in the two Libyan cities. The friars had to be evacuated after a mob attacked and set alight the Maria Immacolata church in Benghazi and neighbouring buildings. [Times Of Malta]
Sunday, 12 March, 2006: Italian historian Angelo Del Bocca said that the Italian colonization of Libya had constituted "a big calamity for Libyan people especially in terms of the great number of its citizens who sacrificed their lives to defend their homeland against this colonialism besides the victims who are still suffering due to mines planted in Libya." JANA reported him saying in a telephone contact conducted with him Wednesday morning by RAI News 24 Hours official TV channel in Italy that "no matter how much compensation was given to Libyan people that will not parallel the tragedies the Libyan people were exposed to at the hands of Italian colonialism and which are still remembered in the minds of Libyans." [ArabicNews]
Sunday, 12 March, 2006: British Foreign Minister Jack Straw said Thursday that Britain wants to see a "nuclear-free Middle East," saying now that action has been taken against Iraq and Libya, Iran and Israel remain the only two nations posing "potential threat." Speaking to Channel 4 Straw said: "If you want to see a nuclear-free Middle East, you've got to remove that threat from Iran, including the rhetorical threat to wipe Israel off the face of the map. Once you've done that, then we can get on to work in respect of Israel." [Iranian]
Sunday, 12 March, 2006: The leaders of Sudan, Egypt and Libya are to take part in an Arab mini-summit on the Darfur conflict to be held in Cairo around March 20, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak said. Mubarak said the meeting would be held "a week before the Arab summit due to take place on March 28-29 in Khartoum." Sudan's President Omar al-Beshir and Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi would take part alongside Mubarak. [AFP]

( إيطاليا والقذافي.. عدوّ ما من صداقته بدّ (1) ) بقلم : مخضرم

( الشعب يحكم.. والناس تتفرّج! ) بقلم : عبدالنبي أبوسيف ياسين

( قراءة في خطاب ) بقلم : سمير بن علي

( أثر بُعدي الزمان والمكان في فهم السنـّة ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

( المذهـب الذاتي في نظرية المعرفة (1) ) بقلم : سليمان الشجاع

Saturday, 11 March, 2006: Libya will press ahead with a third post-sanction oil and gas licensing round this year and there will be no change in policy, despite a cabinet reshuffle that removed the country's oil minister, a top official said on Wednesday. "There will be a licensing round this year," said Abdallah al-Badri (photo), outgoing chairman of Libya's state-run National Oil Corp (NOC). "It's the same policy. No change." He was speaking in Vienna after representing Libya at the latest meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). [Reuters]
Saturday, 11 March, 2006: The executive director of the Libyan leader's office and general manager of the Libyan Fund for Investment in Africa, Bashir Saleh has disclosed that Libya plans to build hotels and conference centres in the Senegalese capital. Saleh made the disclosure to journalists in Dakar after he delivered a special message from Col. Mu'ammar Qadhafi to President Abdoulaye Wade. "We are going invest in Senegal in the construction of hotels and conference centres," he said. Saleh said these projects were meant to contribute to efforts made by the Senegalese government in fostering national development. The Libyan Fund for Investment in Africa, with a budget of $5bn "is for Africa", said Saleh. [BIS]
Saturday, 11 March, 2006: The Economist magazine cites the case of the Bulgarian convicts in Libya as an example of the serious problems in the functioning of Libya's society and institutions. "Three years ago, Libya stunned the world. Its famously erratic leader Qadhafi, announced a series of dramatic policy reversals, " writes the Economist. "Bullied and beguiled by the British and American intelligence services, he gave up research into chemical and nuclear weapons, paid generous compensation to the relatives of passengers in an American airliner blown up over Lockerbie in 1988, and championed economic reform. The Economist notes that reform remains an uphill battle, rampant corruption and other abuses being among the dark stories that the country can tell. "A well-known case is that of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor sentenced to death for deliberately injecting hundreds of children with the HIV virus. They have now been reprieved, and appear likely to be freed under a complicated face-saving deal." [SNA]

( كوميديا سياسية رخيصة!! ) : بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( الشطرنج الجماهيري ) بقلم : عمر الكدي

( لجنة العمل الوطني على الساحة الأوربية ) : دعوة للأعتصام

Friday, 10 March, 2006: Libya's replacement of reform-minded prime minister Shukri Ghanem (photo/middle) with a cautious figure will lead to a pause in economic reforms, strongly opposed by government hardliners, analysts and diplomats said. Libya's top legislative and executive body on Sunday appointed Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi (photo/right), who was Ghanem's deputy, as prime minister. Ghanem was put in charge of the oil sector. The reshuffle by the General People's Congress, largely dominated by hardliners, followed a three-year power struggle with Ghanem over economic reforms, analysts said. Diplomats said Ghanem, who has been pushing a broad programme of reforms with the support of Qadhafi's son Saif al-Islam (photo/left), was sacked after he lost a fight with dominant conservatives who control the congress and the Revolutionary Committees, the de facto single ruling party in Libya. [Reuters]
Friday, 10 March, 2006: Libya's new Prime Minister, Baghdadi al-Mahmudi, said he would continue to implement the economic policy of his predecessor [Shukri Ghanem]. This was a collective decision made after carefully reviewing the proposals by the local and general People's Congress, said the prime minister in his first public statement posted on the Libyan government's official website. The private sector would be encouraged to continue participating in the nation's economic activities, with the support of the new cabinet, he said. [Xinhuanet]
Friday, 10 March, 2006: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday that the government is requesting 514 million dollars for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts in Sudan's Darfur region. "I hope that we can stop the violence and the genocide in Darfur," Rice said, adding that a senior State Department official is now in Libya seeking support for the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers in Sudan. The United States has voiced support for African Union peacekeeping forces in Sudan and pressed for U.N. peacekeepers in the country. [Xinhuanet]
Friday, 10 March, 2006: Lawyers for a cleric have urged a judge in Yemen to condemn to death a local editor who published the Danish caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. The editor of the Yemen Observer, Mohammed Al-Asadi, told AP he is being prosecuted by both the state and a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheik Abdulmajid al-Zindani, whom the US has accused of supporting terrorism. The cartoons were first published in a Danish paper last September. They were reprinted in European papers in January and February, provoking a wave of protests and riots in Arab and Muslim countries. Demonstrators were killed in Libya and Afghanistan. [AP]

( المحاسبة.. اسقطت شكري غانم فهل يسمع الآخرون؟ ) بقلم : خالد الغول

( القول الفصل في جريمة العـصر!؟ (1) ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

( المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية ) : بيان بشأن التطورات الأخيرة في ليبيا

The New Libyan Government Cabinet

( ليبيا الوفاء ولجنة العمل ) : دعـوة للاعتصام في ذكرى التـنكر لقتلانا في تشاد

العائلة : نـداء لأنقاذ المعـتـقل طارق ابراهـيم معمر

( Shukri Ghanem: A Raven With Peacock's Feathers )   By: Libyan Economist

( كـذاب ) بقلم : الزواري

( يوم العصبان المدني ) بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

( ليبيا : حكومة لالتقاط الأنفاس ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

Thursday, 9 March, 2006: The leader of Libya's main opposition group National Salvation Front, Ibrahim Sahd (photo), has criticised the West for "failing to take into serious consideration the crazy and repressive politics of Qadhafi." In an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI), Sahd complained the West was exercising pressure on Egypt and Saudi Arabia to improve their human rights records but ignoring the situation under the Libyan regime. The leader of Libya's most important opposition group, Sahd described Qadhafi's claim that protesters meant to kill the Italian consul during a protest in the port city of Benghazi last month as a "banal attempt to justify the brutal repression carried out by the regime's security forces who, according my information, killed approximately 50 people, wounded dozens of demonstrators and arrested thousands while imposing a state of emergency." Reports said at least 14 people were killed and 60 wounded in clashes on 17 February that Qadhafi said last week were caused by hate against Italy for its colonial past. The opposition leader denied Qadhafi's claims and said that "the great majority of Libyans respects Italians and has no intention of attacking diplomats or civilians." [AKI]
Thursday, 9 March, 2006: A senior US State Department official arrived in Tripoli Tuesday to discuss Sudan's Darfur region days ahead of a key meeting on peacekeeping in the strife-torn area, the US representation in Libya said. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer is to discuss Darfur and American-Libyan relations with Libyan officials during her two-day visit. Libyan leader Qadhafi and Egyptian President Mubarak in February rejected the proposed replacement of an African Union force in Darfur by UN peackeepers, mirroring Khartoum's own strong opposition. Frazer's visit comes ahead of a session of the AU Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa on Friday which is expected to discuss proposals to transfer responsibility for the Darfur force to the United Nations. [AFP]
Thursday, 9 March, 2006: Italy has expelled an Eritrean diplomat in revenge for the arrest and expulsion of its diplomat earlier this week. According to Eritrea's Information Minister, Ali Abdu, the Italian diplomat in Eritrea had been expelled for violating local laws. The latest spat is Italy's second on African soil as it is currently embroiled in Libya's demand for an apology and compensation for colonising the country. [AND]
Thursday, 9 March, 2006: Malta is to hold talks with Italy and Libya to discuss oil exploration. Whilst replying to questions in parliament, Foreign Minister Dr Michael Frendo said that several Italian experts are expected to arrive in Malta to discuss the possibility of joint oil exploration agreements. However, Dr Frendo stated that discussions are still far off from reaching an agreement. He stated that negotiations with Libya are being held on different parameters from that with Tunisia since a past Labour government had decided to take the issue to the Int'l Court of Justice and as a consequence, Malta lost an area of its claimed territory. [MaltaMedia]
Thursday, 9 March, 2006: Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir is to hold a new mini-summit on the Darfur crisis with his Egyptian and Libyan counterparts ahead of an Arab summit in Khartoum later this month, presidential advisor Mustafa Ismail said. "The summit shall be convened before the Arab summit and it may be held either in Cairo or Tripoli," Ismail told reporters after Cairo talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Ahead of the meeting, he had said he expected the mini-summit to be convened within 48 hours. The three leaders already met in Misrata, Libya on Febraury 28 and voiced strong opposition to Western plans to replace an African Union force in Darfur with UN peacekeepers. [AFP]

( ما أبقاه القذاذفة من سلطة الشعب ) بقلم : ادرار نفوسه

( السيرة النبوية (11) ) بقلم : د. علي محمد الصلابي

( الفجر ) : خطوط عريضة في منهج "الجماعة الأسلامية المقاتلة" (2)

( لا شروق إلا شروق غريان ) بقلم : خيري أبوشاقور

( العـبـيـد القِِِـرلـّي ) بقلم : يوسف المجريسي

( راعي خالته...؟! ) بقلم : ولد البحر

Wednesday, 8 March, 2006: Senior business figures from the UK and Libyan private sectors yesterday signed an agreement to establish a new joint business council that will work towards developing bilateral trade and investment relations between the two countries. The Libyan-British Business Council will work to develop stronger commercial links between the UK and Libyan business communities by promoting greater economic and technical co-operation across a wide range of sectors including tourism and services. The new joint Council will be formed from representatives of the Libyan-British Business Council and Libyan Businessmen's Council. UK Minister for Trade and Investment Ian Pearson, who is currently on a three-day visit to Libya, witnessed the signing of the new agreement with the Libyan Foreign Minister. [UKTI]
Wednesday, 8 March, 2006: Italy is considering the possibility of building a highway across Libya as compensations for its bloody colonial rule of the country, Italian News Agency ANSA said on Tuesday. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Monday night that Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi sees an east-west motorway across the country as the price for definitively closing the ongoing question of reparations. "Colonel Qadhafi wants a gesture that marks a definitive accord with compensation to Libya for the period of colonial occupation," he said. "We have made several offers, for example, the construction of hospitals, but Qadhafi wants a coastal road linking Egypt with Tunisia," he added. [Xinhuanet]
Wednesday, 8 March, 2006: An editorial published in the online edition of Tripoli daily al-Jamahiriya on Tuesday said the only way Italy could apologise for its colonial past was by paying compensation to Libya. "Libyans want Italy to pay compensation as it's a way of recognising a crime carried out in the past so that it won't happen again," said the editorial, which focused on a recent crisis in bilateral relations between Italy and Libya. Last week, Libyan leader Qadhafi threatened Italians with attacks unless their government paid compensation to Tripoli for Italy's 1911-1943 colonisation of Libya. On Monday, the regime softened its position with a statement released by the Libyan embassy in Rome saying however that a precondition for Libya to improve relations with Italy was a "great, significant gesture, not just a symbolic one, to close the past and contribute to a future of renewed friendship and shared development of the two countries." [AKI]

LLHR: Release Of Prisoners Is A Step In The Right Direction, But...

( رؤية المستقبل... والتفاعـل مع الأزمة (3) ) بقلم : آدم ارقيق

صفحات من كتاب ( دكان الشايب : هدرزة في السوق ) تأليف : محمد محمد المفتي

Tuesday, 7 March, 2006: Libya called on Italy on Monday to close its colonial past with a "generous gesture", just days after Qadhafi threatened Italians of attacks unless Italy paid compensation to Tripoli for the period of colonial rule in the 1900s. Libya also confirmed "its willingness to cooperate to further improve the already excellent relations [with Italy] - especially to combat terrorism, organised crime and illegal immigration - and strengthen commercial, energy and financial cooperation," in a statement released by the Libyan embassy in Rome. [AKI]
Tuesday, 7 March, 2006: A 31-year-old Libyan was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the importation of 38 grammes of heroin in Dec. 2003. Omar Mehemud Erayani had been caught with the drug on Dec. 18, after arriving at the Malta Int'l Airport from Libya. The drug was found hidden under a kneecap that the Libyan was wearing. [MaltaMedia]
Tuesday, 7 March, 2006: Special envoy of Libyan president, Saad Mejbar and Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in a meeting in Tehran Sunday discussed on the prospect of expansion of mutual ties. According to a report released by the Foreign Ministry's Media Department, at the meeting, Mottaki referred to the determination of Iranian government to bolster relations with Muslim states and implement the agreements inked with them. [ISNA]
Tuesday, 7 March, 2006: Libyan courts are not launching the new trial against the Bulgarian nurses, because the defense has not handed in the necessary documents, their Egyptian lawyer Emmanuel Altit has said. Altit said for the Bulgarian National Radio that he had invited his Libyan colleague Osman Bizanti to discuss the problem in Cairo. The defense had to first submit a plea, so that the court can decide who will hear the trial, he added. The Egyptian lawyer never spoke the truth and did not know the local legislation well, Bizanti retorted angrily. [Novinite]

تعزية إلى آل الهواري

اللجنة الشعبية العامة الجديدة

( الرقيب ) : ندوة بمناسبة أحداث مظاهرة بنغازي

( كـُن مُشرقاً... ) بقلم : سالم محمد

( قناة الجزيرة.. الزلزال وآثاره ) بقلم : مفتاح السيّد الشريف

( رسالة عاجلة إلى إيطاليا!؟ ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

( الحـدث والشـباب ) بقلم : جلال أحمد فـرج الوحـيشي

( الذوات والشهادات ومعيار معرفة الحق ) بقلم : محمد رحومة

Monday, 6 March, 2006: Libya has removed Prime Minister Shukri Ghanem (photo), known for his controversial attempts at free market reform. He will take charge of Libya's national oil company, and be replaced by his deputy, Baghdadi Mahmudi. Correspondents say Mr Ghanem's policies were popular with businesspeople but opposed by local committees responsible for carrying out government policy. Mr. Ghanem, who studied in the United States, had been in the job since June 2003. [BBC]
Monday, 6 March, 2006: France will sign a pact with Libya in the next two to three weeks to help develop the North African country's civilian nuclear energy programme, a top French legislator said on Sunday on his return from Tripoli. "An agreement on cooperation in civilian nuclear power will be signed the next two to three weeks," Patrick Ollier, president of the French National Assembly's economic affairs committee, told Reuters. [Reuters]

أحداث بنغازي : فيديو (1)         أحداث بنغازي : فيديو (2)

أحداث بنغازي : فيديو (3)         أحداث بنغازي : فيديو (4)

( صيد الخواطر الليبية (4) ) بقلم : صلاح عبدالعزيز

( أيها البنغازيون تعلّموا من طبرق ) بقلم : حسين الفيتوري

( نحو الموضوعية (2) ) بقلم : د. فتحي خليفة عقوب

( المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية ) : نداء لإنقاذ معتقلي إنتفاضة فبراير

Qaddafi's Spin: Adding Water To Mud?   By: Ghoma

( الحرب العالمية الثالثة في حجرة البالتولك الليبية ) بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

Sunday, 5 March, 2006: The [Italian] Home Office press agent has issued a statement saying "It is impossible that anyone close to the minister of the interior, Giuseppe Pisanu, or to those working closely with him, could have made any negative comments on relations with those in the Libyan government. The press agent was "referring to journalists' indiscretions". [AGI]
Sunday, 5 March, 2006: Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Saturday Singapore and Libya have established diplomatic relations. "Singapore and Libya, wishing to strengthen and develop friendly relations between them, have agreed to establish diplomatic relations between the two countries with effect from March 3, 2006," said the ministry in a statement. [Xinhuanet]
Sunday, 5 March, 2006: Industry Minister, Claudio Scajola, is not worried by Qadhafi's tone towards Italy. "We are used to colourful language." The Italian minister stated however that, "contracts have always been respected with Libya even at times of great difficulty." Italian investments in Libya are very well received." He concluded saying that Libya needs to open its market to develop its economy so he does not expect difficulties in economic relations. (AGI)

تعازي إلى آل غنيم     تعازي إلى آل سيف النصر

( بين الإستهلاك المحلي والإستهلاك الخارجي ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( قصيدة في استقبال ابطال الأخوان ) بقلم : زكريا عمر امبيق

( عزيزى عبدالرازق ) بقلم : حسين الفيتوري

( المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية ) : تصريح من اللجنة السياسية

النشرة الأسبوعية لموقع "ليبيا المختار" ـ الموقع الرسمي لـ (الأخوان المسلمون ـ ليبيا)
http://www.almukhtar.org/almukhtar_letter

( الرقيب ) : الإفراج عن عدد من سجناء الراي خطوة صحيحة..

( هل يحاكم القذافي ابنه الساعدي؟ ) بقلم : مصطفى البركي

( انتظار على أحرّ من الجمر!! ) بقلم : بوزيد لهلالي

( الفجر ) : خطوط عريضة في منهج "الجماعة الأسلامية المقاتلة" (1)

( الرابطة الليبية ) : الإفراج عـن مساجين رأي خطوة عـلى الطريق الصحيح ولكن...

Saturday, 4 March, 2006: After Europe, North America, Australia and Japan, Libya is the main outlet market for the Made-in-Italy agro-food market with an undeniable first place among all countries of the Arab world. This is what emerges from an analysis by Coldiretti on the trade exchange between Italy and Libya in order to evaluate possible economic effects of the tensions resulting from recent tensions between the two countries. In agro-food - Coldiretti estimates - exports of agricultural and food products in 2005 to Libya exceeded 60 million euros. [AGI]
Saturday, 4 March, 2006: Analysts said political and psychological factors underlie Libyan leader, Qadhafi's statement on Thursday that protesters meant to kill the Italian consul and his family when they attempted to storm the consulate in Benghazi last month. "Qadhafi's remarks cannot be taken at face value. Don't look at what he says but the underlying reasons," Saad Djebbar, an expert on Libya at the Royal Institute of Int'l Affairs (RIIA) told Adnkronos Int'l (AKI). Even though the Benghazi riots followed a television appearance by Italian minister Roberto Calderoli, wearing a T-shirt bearing one of the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, some observers believe that the Libyan government orchestrated the riots, which spiralled out of control due to the presence of members of the Libyan opposition in the crowd. [AKI]
Saturday, 4 March, 2006: Citing visa issues and other problems, cruise lines and tour operators are canceling visits to Libya just two years after the U.S. government lifted a ban on Americans traveling to the socialist North African nation. Among companies reporting visa woes are Travcoa, a Newport Beach tour operator, which has canceled Libya trips through April; and Miami-based Oceania, which will substitute four Italian ports for Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya, on the May 21 sailing of its Insignia ship. Silversea Cruises, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is canceling Libyan port calls next weekend by its Silver Wind ship. In that case, the company has "safety and security concerns" related to unrest over publication of cartoons in the West. [LATimes]
Saturday, 4 March, 2006: Italian opposition leader Romano Prodi has called for stronger ties between Africa and Europe, noting that such interaction was vital to strengthen peace and stability in Africa. In an interview aired Tuesday on Libyan television, Prodi, former chairman of the European Union (EU) Commission, lauded the Libyan role in Euro-Africa cooperation, pointing out that the formation of the African Union (AU) was the fruit of huge efforts made by Libya. [Angop]
Saturday, 4 March, 2006: Ian Pearson, British Minister for Trade and Investment will visit Libya from 5-7 March to strengthen trade links between the two countries. Pearson will be accompanied in Libya by a 70-strong business delegation led by Scottish Development International, the Middle East Association and the British Council. The delegates will include senior representatives from HSBC Bank PLC, London and Glasgow Schools of English, International Power Associates and Emirates Bank. [M2]
Saturday, 4 March, 2006: Italian MEP Alessandra Mussolini stoked an increasingly bitter row with Libya on Friday, saying its people would still be riding camels if the country had not been occupied by fascist forces under her grandfather, dictator Benito Mussolini. Mussolini was speaking after Libyan leader Qadhafi threatened further attacks on Italians if compensation claim for decades of colonisation remained unheeded. "If it hadn't been for my grandfather they would still be riding camels with turbans on their heads," said Mussolini, whose far-right political group has signed a pre-election pact with Prime Minister Berlusconi ahead of April 9 polls. "They are the ones who should be paying us compensation, because it was a positive colonisation. Fascism exported democracy, as well as roads, houses and schools," she said. [MEOL]

( شاعر في الظل ) بقلم : سعيد العريبي

جمعية أصدقاء الكاتب : الأفراج عن الكاتب الليبي عبدالرازق المنصوري

( الأخوان المسلمون ـ ليبيا ) : بيان بشأن الإفراج عن سجناء الإخوان المسلمين

( المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية ) : بيان بمناسبة اطلاق سراح معتقلين سياسيين

( لقطات من مظاهرة لندن يوم الخميس 2 مارس 2006 ) : تصوير : عمر الهوني

( التضامن ) : قمع المتظاهرين يوجه صفعة لحقوق الإنسان في ليبيا

LHRS: Crackdown On Demonstrators; Another Blow To Human Rights In Libya

Friday, 3 March, 2006: Amnesty International (AI) welcomes the release today of some 130 political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, and sees it as an important step towards the improvement of the human rights situation in Libya. Those released include some 85 members of the Libyan Islamic Group (also known as the Muslim Brothers), many of whom had been held since June 1998. Also released was Abdurrazig al-Mansouri (photo), a writer and journalist who was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment in October 2005 for possessing an unlicensed pistol. The gun was apparently found the day after he was arrested in January 2005 at his home in Tobruk. The real reason for his imprisonment was believed to be critical articles about politics and human rights in Libya that he had published on the Akhbar Libya website shortly before his arrest. [AI]
Friday, 3 March, 2006: Libya has released dozens of political prisoners, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a political party outlawed in Libya. A total of 130 prisoners, 85 of them members of the Brotherhood, were released from a prison in Tripoli. The Brotherhood detainees were freed under an amnesty from the government. Human rights groups have been calling for their release for years after they were arrested in the 1990s. The 85 Brotherhood detainees were five months into a supreme court appeal against their guilty verdicts when the amnesty came. The BBC's Rana Jawad in Tripoli says this latest decision seems to be the product of more than a year of lobbying by Qadhafi's Foundation headed by the Libyan leader's son, Seif al-Islam. [BBC]
Friday, 3 March, 2006: Former Atlas Lions boss Badou Zaki is likely to be the next manager of the Libyan national team, after the North African country sacked Croatian Ilija Loncarevic, following their early exit from the 2006 African Cup of Nations. The Arabic-language daily added that the Libyan FA is also approaching inspirational Mahmoud Gohary, who led the Egyptian Pharaohs to their fifth Cup of Nations title in 1998 in Burkina Faso. Yet the Moroccan sports bi-weekly Al Mountakhab reported on Thursday that the son of leader Qadhafi, Al-Saadi - the head of the Libyan football governing body - favours Zaki to any other candidate. [Morocco Times]
Friday, 3 March, 2006: Libyan protesters sought to kill the Italian consul and his family when they attempted to storm the Italian consulate last month in eastern Libya, Qadhafi said on Thursday. "The protesters were determined to kill the consul and his family when they attacked the Italian consulate in Benghazi. These protesters did not target Denmark because they have no idea about Denmark," Qadhafi said as he addressed a gathering of top government officials. "Libyans hate Italy, not Denmark. Libyans look for any opportunity to burst with anger against Italy since 1911 when Italy occupied Libya. The reason for that is that Italy failed to compensate Libyans for their suffering," he added. Libyan government anti-riot police killed at least 11 people and injured over 60 to stop protesters from taking over the building on February 17. [Reuters]
Friday, 3 March, 2006: A Libyan justice ministry official denied Wednesday a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report that the authorities were arbitrarily detaining women and girls indefinitely in "de facto prisons." Libya rejects any discrimination against women, the official said, adding that it was protecting them against practices which the government wanted to eradicate. The US-based global human rights group on Tuesday documented alleged abuses in the so-called protective homes for women and girls deemed by the authorities to be "vulnerable to engaging in moral misconduct." These include violations of rights to liberty, freedom of movement, personal dignity, privacy and due process. Qadhafi's regime is holding women and girls who have committed no crime, or who have completed a sentence, the report said, urging their immediate release. [AFP]

( التضامن ) : التضامن تصدر تقريراً عن الأحداث الدامية التي شهدتها بنغازي

( اللي ما يبكي .. يتفرّج ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

(... فدع عنك بحراً ضلّ فيه السوابح ! ) بقلم : اللبيب

( آن للسيّد أوانه.. وللسلطان سلطانه؟ ) بقلم : عبدالنبي أبوسيف ياسين

( عودة الكحل ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( خواطر شهر فبراير2006 ) بقلم : محمد رحومة

( ولهذا انتفضت برقة!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( اسبوعيات حكيم (7) ) بقلم : حكيم

( ملاحظات مهمة حول إنتفاضة بنغازي الباسلة! ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

Thursday, 2 March, 2006: Jordanian troops clashed with prisoners on Wednesday when they stormed the wing of the country's main prison to try to move top security Islamist detainees. Rioting then broke out in two other prisons, Swaqa and Qafqafa, where more than 150 political detainees are held, and there were unconfirmed reports from prison sources of one dead inmate during those clashes. Swaqa prison is where Libyan Salem bin Suweid (photo) is serving a death term passed in 2004 for murdering U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley in Amman in October 2002. [Reuters]
Thursday, 2 March, 2006: Libyan football squad is meeting Ethiopia early on Sept. 2006 for the first round of the qualifying matches for African Cup 2008, to be held in Ghana. Libya and DRC will be favourites to emerge from Group 10, which also has Ethiopia and Namibia. The qualifying campaign starts in September and runs for 12 months before the 16 finalists are decided. [LJBC]
Thursday, 2 March, 2006: Welcome to Libya. "First, the bad news", said the ship's officer. "Alcohol is forbidden in Libya. So bars will be closed and sealed while we are in port and no alcohol will be served at meals." The crowd of passengers aboard the 24,500-ton Saga Rose looked thunderstruck. Nothing gets a BSC - British Senior Citizen - into a mutinous mood quicker than having their lunchtime snifter snatched away ... The officer went on: "Now for the good news. We will sail from Benghazi in the afternoon and will be out of Libyan waters until we reach Tripoli tomorrow. So you will be able to enjoy aperitifs, wine with your dinner and cocktails afterwards." The Libyans take their no-alcohol laws seriously ... "But," said Saga Rose hotel director Eddy Denaeghel, "the feeling is that they seem to be relaxing the rules a little." [Manchester Online]

( المؤتمر الليبي للأمازيغية ) : نداء الإنتفاض
http://www.alt-libya.org/Issues/ALT.Benghazi%20Call%202.240206.htm

( الله يرحم ) غناء : مسعود

( المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية ) : تصريح من اللجنة السياسية

( الإبحار الأخير ) بقلم : أسعد العقيلي

UAE, The GCC, And The Rest Of Them...!   By: Ghoma

Wednesday, 1 March, 2006: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday arrived in Libya on a short visit during which he met Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi. Talks between the two leaders covered the Mideast peace process, the Darfur crisis in Sudan and issues related to the upcoming Arab summit slated for March 28-29 in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Mubarak's visit came one day after he wrapped up a two-day five-nation tour of the Gulf region, which brought him to the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia from Sunday to Monday. [Xinhua]
Wednesday, 1 March, 2006: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi rejected the replacement of an African Union force in the Sudanese region of Darfur by UN peackeepers, the Egyptian ambassador to Libya said. The two leaders "stressed the importance of the African force's presence in Darfur without any outside intervention," Mohammad al-Tahtawi told reporters after talks in the Libyan town of Misrata. [AFP]
Wednesday, 1 March, 2006: British petrol retailer Jet looks set to be sold in the coming weeks, and a surprising buyer is lining up a £100 million bid. The Libyan state oil company effectively controlled by the country's dictator Qadhafi is expected to make an offer for the firm and its retail sites. Nearly 600 of those are in Britain, with hundreds more across Europe. Jet is owned by oil giant Conoco, which blamed pressure on profits for the sale. Any deal would also include dependent fuel retailer Save, which went into administration last year with massive debts. [AE]
Wednesday, 1 March, 2006: Nigeria, Libya and other African countries will supply 30 per cent of the world’s of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by 2010, as against the present level of 12 per cent, which the continent’s gas producers have been supplying. The President of HIS Energy, Mr. Ron Mobed, who disclosed this recently, stated that Africa had 50 million tones per year of LNG capacity at the end of 2005, with most of it in Algeria and Nigeria. [Daily Independant]

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