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( الأمة بين عمرو موسى.. وشعبوله!! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعـشة

( ما نحن وما اكتسبناه؟ ) بقلم : موحمد مادي

( سيرة بني غازي ) رواية : أحمد الفيتوري (8) ـ الحلقة الأخيرة

( مع من أنت في معـركة الأخلاق..!؟ ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقـعي

( هل التحشيد السياسي مطلوب في ليبيا؟ ) بقلم : عبدالمنصف البوري

( الزي الليبي.. فلكلورٌ لا يقبل النسخ ) بقلم : أمارير

Libya: Qaddafi & Sons, Inc...!   By : Ghoma

( إلى أن يستـقيم ظهر الشمبانزي..؟!! ) بقلم : د. ولد البحر

Thursday, 30 November, 2006: South Korea's Daewoo Engineering & Construction said it had won two orders worth a combined $787 million to build power plants in Libya. Daewoo said it had signed a $421 million deal to build a 750-megawatt power plant in Misurata, east of the capital Tripoli, for General Electricity Company of Libya, Libya's power utility. Construction will begin in January and be completed by June 2010. Daewoo said it would also build a separate 750-megawatt power plant in Benghazi, also east of Tripoli for $366 million, with construction due to start in January and end by July 2010. Daewoo has secured a total of $10 billion of orders in Libya, with an 8% annual growth in power demand providing the prospect for more orders. [Trade Arabia]
Thursday, 30 November, 2006: Sheikh Abdul-Majid al-Zindani, the founder of Yemen's religious Al-Eman University, has announced that the facility had cured one of the HIV-infected children from Libya, using just herbs. Libyan authorities have pegged the HIV outspread among 426 children in a Benghazi hospital to five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor, who have been imprisoned for over 7 years. Al-Zindani, however, claims that he has managed to cure one of those children, to the point that there are no traces of the virus. He said that the child was then sent to Germany for tests and that doctors there agreed the virus was gone. [SNA]
Thursday, 30 November, 2006: The son of Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi is training with Sampdoria [Italy] this week and will play in a friendly for the Serie A club next year. Saadi al-Qadhafi, who had previously made one substitute appearance each for Perugia and Udinese in the Serie A, will play for Sampdoria against a northern African team on either Jan. 5 or 6 or Feb. 14. "I want to thank Garrone and Sampdoria for this possibility, which strengthens the already optimal relations between my family and the Garrone family," Saadi said. "It will also add to the political and economic relations between Italy and Libya." [AP]

( ضحايا قيام الدولة (2)... ) بقلم : أسعـد العقيلي

( يضن بالكرامة.. ليجود بالإذلال والمهانة!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

Wednesday, 29 November, 2006: Libyan leader Col Qadhafi has been involved in a diplomatic incident as he arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Qadhafi was accompanied by more than 200 heavily armed Libyan bodyguards. When security officers refused to allow them to keep their weapons, an argument ensued and Qadhafi stormed off. Only when Nigerian President Obasanjo intervened did the bodyguards agree to hand in their weapons. Foreign ministers from Africa and Latin America have been preparing for the summit which gets under way on Thursday. [BBC]
Wednesday, 29 November, 2006: Taiwan's state-owned Chinese Petroleum Corp. (CPC) will submit a bid for an oil exploration project in Libya, a senior company official said Tuesday. Oil exploration has become increasingly important for CPC because it has lost money this year amid high oil prices and limited ability to raise domestic prices. Interested parties in Libya's third int'l licensing round need to submit bids by Dec. 10, said a CPC public-relations official. [AP]
Wednesday, 29 November, 2006: Malaysian Engineering and construction group Ranhill Bhd, through its subsidiary Amona Ranhill, is set to build 10,000 units of apartments worth about US$413 million in Tripoli, Libya. Ranhill said in a statement that its subsidary together with Urban Development Holding Co have signed a contract with Libya's Housing and Utilities Authority for the design, build and handover of the apartments at Tanjura district in Tripoli. [Bernama]
Wednesday, 29 November, 2006: Phoenicia Group Libya, the leading U.S.-Libyan diversified business firm and consultancy group, surprised Libya market watchers and investors with a near 300% jump in operating profit, hitting 34 Million USD, up from 12 Million USD in the same period in 2005. The boost is buoyed by a string of acquisitions and an aggressive corporate restructuring strategy launched by Ryad Sunusi, a prominent U.S.-educated Libyan businessman. [PRN]

( إعلام الدولة الدكتاتورية ) بقلم : بوزيد لهلالي

( حجـّاج ليبيا... بين الأمس واليوم!! ) إعداد : بن جوّاد

Tuesday, 28 November, 2006: United States State Departmemt (USSD) Daily Press Briefing. Sean McCormack, Spokesman. Question: There's a rumor, and I characterize it as nothing more than that, that [Secretary Rice] might go to Libya. Can you put a stake through the heart of that rumor? Mr. McCormack: There are no plans on this trip to go to Libya. [USSD]
Tuesday, 28 November, 2006: Global Oil Tools Houma and Global Oil Tools Libya, report outstanding lines of credits and equipment loan debts at Whitney National Bank have been paid in full. In a statement by Jim Dial, President and CEO of Grifco Int'l "The pay-off of the outstanding line of credits and loan equipment liabilities was successful through the ongoing assistance and credit enhancement negotiations and oversight spearheaded by our Libyan team". [PRN]
Tuesday, 28 November, 2006: Libyan Secretary of Asian Affairs Mohamed Omar Al Barani has met Singapore's Senior Minister of State Zainul Abidin Rasheed. Mr Rasheed says Libya is interested in learning from Singapore's experience. He suggested that Libya send its officials to Singapore for courses conducted under the Singapore Cooperation Programme. [CNA]
Tuesday, 28 November, 2006: For the West, the threat from Moscow was supposed to end with the collapse of the Soviet Union 15 years ago. But Russia's growing energy clout is generating renewed cause for anxiety ... A leaked confidential study by NATO warned Russia may be seeking to build a gas cartel including Algeria, Qatar, Libya and countries of central Asia... and cautioned that kind of OPEC-like would strengthen Moscow's leverage over Europe. [AP]
Tuesday, 28 November, 2006: UN humanitarian agencies today appealed for the rapid restoration of order in eastern Chad after mobs looted nearly 500 tonnes of food and other supplies from warehouses storing vital aid for hundreds of thousands of Sudanese refugees from war-torn Darfur and Chadians displaced within their own country... More World Food Program (WFP) food deliveries for the Chad camps are expected shortly, with convoys already enroute from Khufra, Libya, with 1,140 metric tonnes of cereals and vegetable oil. [UNNS]

تعازي إلى آل السنوسي    تعازي إلى آل عمير    تعزية إلى آل النعاس

تعازي إلى آل القصيّر    تعزية إلى آل منصور

( اليأس مفتاح الفرج ) بقلم : د. علي الفرجاني

( الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : تأسيسه ونشأته (12) ) بقلم : محمد بن غلبون

( جمعيات ليبية لحقوق الإنسان؟ ) بقلم : أحمد الفيتوري

( التضمين في القرآن الكريم بين التفسير والتأويل ) بقلم : محمد مليطان

( من وثائق "جبهة الأنقاذ" : مثلث الأرهاب (4) ) : بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

( تساؤلات علمية جادة (1) ) : بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

Monday, 27 November, 2006: Libya's Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs met in Tripoli with Permanent Secretary of Danish Foreign Ministry. The two sides discussed the mutual relations and ways of promote them. The Danish official expressed his country's respect to Islam and said his country will host seminars on Islamic-Christian dialogue. [LJBC]
Monday, 27 November, 2006: Zamalek striker Amr Zaki will join his teammates in Libya ahead of their Arab Champions League (ACL) second round match against Ittihad on Tuesday. Zaki came to blows with Zamalek coach Manuel Cajuda who accused the player of faking injury. The player had sustained an injury to his ear drum in the first match against Ittihad. [FB]

( سيميائية تقنية الاحتمالات الحجاجية الممكنة.. ) : بقلم : محمد عبدالحميد المالكي

( أنت تعارض!.. إذن أنت مجنون!؟ ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( مكننة المشاعر ) بقلم : سالم محمد

( أكاكوس .. موطن الدهشة والجمال ) عدسة : جلال عثمان

Sunday, 26 November, 2006: A report released by a real estate company showed yesterday that the real estate sector had continued to prosper in Kuwait with more property sales and purchases. The report, issued by the Al-Mutakhassis Real Estate company, indicated that property markets both in Kuwait and outside have continued to make headway for the third week in a row ... The report said that the Libya market has been making steady advances in the past few months with the property and construction sectors at the head of investment in that country. [KUNA]

تعازي إلى آل طاطاناكي

Libya al-Wafa : Dr. Aboufayed's Public Announcement From Libya

( في جبروت الخانق وآهات المخنوق ) بقلم : عزالدين اللواج

( المؤتمر الوطني ) : مناشدة عاجلة لإنقاذ حياة الدكتور إدريس أبوفايد

( العهر الثقافي ) بقلم : حمد المسماري

( إصلاح دونما ملامح واضحة.. الثقافة أولاً ) بقلم : أمارير

( ربطة الـصحفيين الليبيين! ) بقلم : أحمد الفيتوري

( فضيحة العرب التاريخية! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعـشة

Saturday, 25 November, 2006: Four new grants totaling $1,160,000 for partnerships between colleges and universities in the U.S. and the Middle East have been award by the Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). The projects selected involve institutions in Algeria, Qatar, Lebanon, and Libya, the State Department announced November 21. Launched in 2002, MEPI is the Bush administration's program to promote political openness, economic liberty, educational opportunity and the empowerment of women in the Middle East ... The University of Michigan and University of Garyounis [Libya] will bring faculty from both universities together in Libya with the Arab Chamber of Commerce and the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Service to modernize the university’s business and economics teaching. [USInfo]
Saturday, 25 November, 2006: In less than a month, a Libyan appeals court will hand down its sentence on the trial of the Bulgarian medics ... A court in Benghazi sentenced the six to death in May 2004. Libya's supreme court ordered a retrial following an appeal. Libya's Minister for European Affairs, Abdul Ati al-Obeidi, said some solution would be found to the matter, but that would have to wait until after the verdict. His words were spoken in the presence of the Bulgarian interior minister Rumen Petkov. "We are waiting for the verdict," stated al-Obeidi. "Secondly we are having a working group: Bulgaria, Libya, United States, UK and EU. After the verdict we are going to sit together and see ... Politically we can work at it together." [VOA]
Saturday, 25 November, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi and Italian foreign minister Massimo D'Alema exchanged some friendly banter before tackling the thorny issue of Tripoli's demands for compensation from Rome which stem back to when Libya was under Italian colonial rule. "You're a great lover of the sea which adds health and I find you in good shape," Qadhafi said to D'Alema - a keen sailor - when the two met Thursday at Qadhafi's fortified Bab al-Aziza residence in Tripoli. "Yes, but you are a lover of the desert", D'Alema replied, to which Qadhafi quipped: "It must be your moustache that makes you look younger". Referring to the Libyan leader's stubble D'Alema retorted: "Well you'll also have a moustache soon". [AKI]
Saturday, 25 November, 2006: Rome says any solution to [the issue of Tripoli's demands for compensation from Rome,] should take into account some 650 million dollars of Italian investments in Libya which have gone unpaid. Another unresolved dispute involve claims for compensation made by thousands of Italians who were expelled from Libya in 1970 and whose property was seized by the Libyan state. Tripoli also refuses to allow these Italians or members of their families to return to Libya. "We will announce it when an agreement which is advantageous to all is found," said Italian foreign minister Massimo D'Alema ... "It can't be forgotten that [Italian energy giant] ENI has a 10 billion euro site in Libya," D'Alema said. He stressed that Italy remains one of Libyan's main trading partners. [AKI]
Saturday, 25 November, 2006: Libya, which has to date solidly opposed Frontex patrols along its coastline, yesterday indicated it has changed its stance on the issue and will welcome patrols aimed at curbing irregular migration from its shores – provided such patrols are entrusted to Malta and Italy and that they are carried out with Libyan collaboration. After meeting with Qadhafi, Italian foreign minister Massimo D'Alema said Qadhafi was in “absolute agreement” with the Frontex proposal, as long as two conditions are met. The first condition is that the Frontex patrols near the Libyan coast are entrusted to Malta and Italy and that they are undertaken with Libyan collaboration. The second condition stipulated by Qadhafi is that the EU undertakes desert patrols on Libya’s borders to curb human trafficking and the influx of Africans into Libya, from where they later depart with the aim of seeking asylum in the EU. [The Independent]

كتاب ( البديل السياسي في ليبيا ) تأليف : د. فتحي الفاضلي (6)

( العدالة والديمقراطية من أجل ليبيا ) : إلى رئيس الحكومة الليبية

Iraq's Arabs' Pandora Box   By : Ghoma

( ضحايا قيام الدولة (1)... ) بقلم : أسعـد العقيلي

( الغاية تبرّر الوسيلة..!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

Friday, 24 November, 2006: The possible solution to resolve the friendly suit that for years has prevented the development of the relation between Italy and Libya has been at the centre of the meeting today between Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema and colonel Qadhafi. "I think that the situation started positively" D'Alema said after the meeting. "Now there will be a more specific negotiation about the colonial compensation and all details will be made public at the right moment". D'Alema underlined that there are "complicated problems to be resolved". [AGI]
Friday, 24 November, 2006: The European Union has promised African countries it would offer their citizens jobs and training if they cooperate in curbing illegal migration and implement effective mechanisms for the readmission of migrants from Europe. Addressing Foreign and Home Affairs Ministers at the EU-Africa meeting on migration and development being held in Tripoli, Libya, yesterday the EU Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security, Franco Frattini, said the EU would make it easier for Africans to enter Europe legally, even if within limited quotas, provided they agreed to accept back migrants entering Europe illegally. [Times Of Malta]
Friday, 24 November, 2006: Former Bulgaria's Prime Minister Ivan Kostov was misled about the case of the nurses in Libya by a representative of the state-run company Expomed, BNR reported. Former MP of Bulgaria's UDF, Vassil Mihaylov was a political representative of Expomed in February 1999 when the case emerged. According to former financial expert of Expomed Yavor Kostov, Mihaylov claimed in interviews that the 19 nurses, out of whom 11 were sent to Libya through his company, were only summoned as witnesses in the AIDS trial. [SNA]
Friday, 24 November, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi has told African and European ministers that they must accept high levels of migration. He told ministers gathered for a conference on migration from Africa to the EU that resisting migration "is like rowing against the stream". "The current populations of the world are originally migrants," he said. Libya is hosting a two-day conference aiming to agree a common stance on both legal and illegal immigration. [BBC]
Friday, 24 November, 2006: Libya's Book Exhibition is due to commence in Tripoli with participation of publishers and research centres throughout Libya. The Exhibition, slated for 26th of November will take place on the ground of Tripoli Int'l Fair. Several activities are scheduled, including poem reciting, cultural seminars and a symposium on electronic publishing. [LJBC]
Friday, 24 November, 2006: The U.S. has signed scientific cooperation deals with Morocco and Libya, and seems keen to sign similar deals with other North African Arab states ... The Libyan-US science cooperation plan was also agreed last week when McMurray visited Libya on 11-13 November, and aims to boost a cooperation bond that the two countries established last July. The plan will cover public health, solar energy, water and seismic research, environmental protection, telemedicine, meteorology, as well as oil water separation and water desalination. [SciDev]
Friday, 24 November, 2006: Migrant support group AFVIC said Libyan officials had been picking up migrants at the country's borders, stripping them of their belongings and throwing them into detention centres without a fair trial or the right to contact their families. After a crackdown on illegal migration in Morocco, Moroccans are increasingly heading to Libya to try to reach a better life in Europe, via Italy. AFVIC's comments were timed to coincide with a European Union-African Union conference in Tripoli this week. [IOL]
Friday, 24 November, 2006: Government-backed Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corp. or Jogmec, said Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC). for cooperation in oil and natural gas exploration and development. Jogmec President Isao Kakefuda and Shokri Ghanem, chairman of NOC, signed the memorandum Tuesday, Jogmec said in a statement. Under the pact, both sides will set up joint projects after holding talks and exchanging information, the statement said. [Dow Jones]

( العقيد وقرارات التـنكيد ) بقلم : مصطفى محمد البركي

( ما أنتم من سعـيد المحروق..؟ ) بقلم : فتحي بن خليفة

( منظمة الراية لحقوق الانسان ـ ايرلندا ) : بيان بشأن اعتقال د. ادريس ابوفايد

( رجـال ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

( سيميائية/اركولوجية مفهوم "القراءة والكتابة" ) بقلم : محمد عبدالحميد المالكي

( مصراتة وتشكلها العمراني.. الأسباب والنتائج ) بقلم : صالح عبدالعزيز السيوي

Thursday, 23 November, 2006: Libya's Economy Minister al-Tayep al-Safi said that they wanted to sell Libya's natural gas to Turkey. Al-Safi discussed that in his meeting with Turkish Minister of Energy Hilmi Guler. He noted that they would also cooperate in the electricity sector and use Turkey’s experience in building and utilizing water resources. "We are planning to build 205,000 residences ... we would like to see Turks in Libya with all their constructing facilities, from the elevators to cement. We want everything to be provided by Turks." al-Safi said. [Zaman]
Thursday, 23 November, 2006: State-run Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and its private partner Punj Lloyd have made a $1.6-billion joint bid for revamp of the Azzawiya refinery in Libya. "We are the sole bidder and expect a decision in next couple of months," EIL Chairman Mukesh Rohtagi said in New Delhi. Azzawiya is owned by Libya's state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) and currently processes 100,000 barrels per day (bpd). The Libyan government plans to increase capacity at the refinery to 122,800 bpd, work for which is expected to begin early next year. [PTI]
Thursday, 23 November, 2006: The European Union and Libya may soon start collaborating on curbing illegal immigration with Brussels ready to send equipment and expertise to the southern border of the north African country. Until now, Libya – which is on the transit route for migrants seeking to reach the EU - has refused to participate in Mediterranean sea patrols with EU nations, but the situation could change in the near future. "The EU would offer "equipment, uniforms...cars to patrol the desert...and even a number of people" to Libya, said EU justice and home affairs commissioner Franco Frattini, according to the Associated Press. [EUobserver]
Thursday, 23 November, 2006: European and African nations met in Libya on Wednesday to seek ways to stem the rising tide of illegal migration. The Libyan foreign minister, Abd al-Rahman Shalgam, told the conference that EU countries must provide assistance to Libya. For two days, delegates from the African Union and European Union (EU) are discussing ways to curb illegal immigration. Shalgam says that, on its own, Libya cannot control the tide of illegal migration, because its territory is too large. That is why, he says, it needs the assistance of the EU. [VOA]
Thursday, 23 November, 2006: Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi has invited on an urgent meeting Bulgaria's interior minister, together with other participants in the EU-Africa Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development, held in Libya. Earlier in the day Minister Rumen Petkov met the five Bulgarian nurses, who have been jailed for seven years already in a lingering AIDS trial. The minister said he aimed to give the nurses courage and faith in the favourable outcome of the trial. He brought them books and medicines that the nurses had ordered. [SNA]
Thursday, 23 November, 2006: Canada's Prysmian Cables & Systems has secured a major contract for the supply of 6,300 kilometres of fiber optic cable to Libya. The cable will form the backbone of the new telecomm network of the national operator LPTIC (Libyan Post, Telecomm and Information Company) and will extend into the northern and western areas of the country including Tripoli. The cable, supplied through Italian main contractor SIRTI, will be produced at Prysmian's Italian production facility at Livorno Ferraris and will contain from 24 to 96 optical fibers, depending on their location within the network. [CNS]
Thursday, 23 November, 2006: For Africans dreaming of reaching the European "El Dorado", a new "Libyan route" has replaced the once-favoured and more direct path through Morocco, after Rabat stepped up controls to stem this human tide north. Ibrahim Diarra, a migrant biding time in the north Malian city of Gao, a key transit point for Europe-bound migrants, said: "It is practically impossible to go through Morocco anymore. The Moroccan police are very vigilant." [News24]

( مختبر بنغازي ) : في كيفية انتاج السلطة العربية.. ليبيا نموذجا

تعازي إلى آل الكسك

( عقليات المربع الأول ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( خمس قصص قصيرة جداً (3) ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

Wednesday, 22 November, 2006: The European Union (EU) is ready to grant Libya equipment and staff to help patrol its southern border as part of an effort to curb illegal migration, a senior EU official said Tuesday. EU Justice and Interior Commissioner Franco Frattini said he wanted to explore ways of shoring up Tripoli's protection of its leaky southern desert region, which is a transit route for Africans seeking illegal entry into the 25-nation bloc. Frattini said the EU would offer "equipment, uniforms...cars to patrol the desert...and even a number of people" to Libya at a meeting this week between the EU and the 53-member African Union in Tripoli. [IHT]
Wednesday, 22 November, 2006: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak headed Tuesday to the Libyan capital Tripoli on a short visit to meet with Libyan Leader Qadhafi and Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to try resolve the Darfur crisis. Egyptian press reports said the leaders would sign an additional protocol to revive the Abuja treaty, aimed at ending the Darfur conflict and establishing comprehensive peace in the troubled Sudanese region. The presidents of Eritrea and Congo-Brazzaville will join the three leaders, the reports added. [KUNA]
Wednesday, 22 November, 2006: Algeria's ES Setif defeated Ittihad Jeddah 4-1 at home on Monday in a first-leg Arab Champions League second-round match. Ittihad will host ES Setif in Jeddah on Nov. 28th. Also Monday, Amr Zaki scored for Egypt's Zamalek in a 1-0 home victory over Libya's Ittihad. The second leg is scheduled for Nov. 28 in Libya. [Magharebia]
Wednesday, 22 November, 2006: The fate of hundreds of Nigerians awaiting deportation from Libya Hangs in the balance, following last weekend's suspension of Sosoliso Airlines operating license. Sosoliso Airlines was last Thursday contacted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to convey the Nigerians back home but had to shelve the arrangement when the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Saturday announced the suspension of its licence. [Daily Champion]

تعزية إلى آل الصادي

Libya al-Wafa: Be Part In Saving Idrees Boufayed's Life

( رسالة إلى عبدالحميد!؟ ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( لا تخذلوا ادريس ) بقلم : بوزيد لهلالي

في ذكرى رحيله : حوار مع الصادق النيهوم (1)

( من وثائق "جبهة الأنقاذ" : مثلث الأرهاب (3) ) : بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

Tuesday, 21 November, 2006: Libya can do a lot to help curb illegal African migration to Europe because it wields influence in the nations where the job seekers originate, the European Union's (EU) top migration official said. In a Reuters interview ahead of an Africa-EU migration summit in Libya, EU Commissioner for Migration Franco Frattini called for more cooperation with Tripoli on the accelerating exodus despite Western concerns about Libya's human rights record. "Libya is a key player," he said. Libya hosts the first EU-African Union (AU) conference on migration on Wednesday and Thursday, a gathering of interior ministers of the two blocs. [Reuters]
Tuesday, 21 November, 2006: Chinese Petroleum Corp. (CPC) General Manager Chen Pao-lang made a fact-finding visit to Libya recently to explore crude oil exploration and investment opportunities. CPC officials said the company has a keen interest in getting involved in crude oil exploration in Libya. CPC is preparing to bid for oil exploration rights in Libya this December in order to secure sufficient and steady oil supplies for Taiwan consumers. [China Post]
Tuesday, 21 November, 2006: Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi in Tripoli on Sunday said that Iran has the right to carry out nuclear activities for peaceful purposes. Qadhafi made the remarks during a meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speacial envoy and Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Mohammad-Reza Baqeri. The Libyan leader cautioned big powers to stop using double standards on the nuclear issue. He expressed concerns over the massive propaganda and efforts of the West to prevent the Islamic world from achieving progress and development particularly in the nuclear field. [IRNA]
Tuesday, 21 November, 2006: Erkki Tuomioja, Finland's foreign minister, is to visit Chad and Eritrea, Finland's foreign ministry said in a statement Sunday. Mr Tuomioja is to discuss the Darfur crisis and relations with Sudan and the Central African Republic during his visit to Chad. After a visit to Eritrea, Mr Tuomioja is to travel to the Libyan capital Tipoli on Wednesday to participate in the EU-Africa minister conference on migration and development. Kari Rajamäki (soc dem), Finland's interior minister, is also participating in the meeting. [STT]

( الرقيب ) : اعتقال الموطن الطبيب إدريس بوفايد بعد عودته لأرض الوطن

تعزية إلى آل أميمة

( دروس الأكاديمية : لا تقل بغ ، ممنوع التصوير... ) بقلم : أحمد الفيتوري

( حوار مع ليبي.. (2) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( يوميات كاتب مغـمور ) بقلم : زياد العيساوي

Monday, 20 November, 2006: A direct new air route between Tripoli, Libya, and Milan, Italy, was inaugurated Saturday with two flights per week on Saturday and Tuesday. The step comes within the framework of promoting cooperation relations between the two countries. [LJBC]
Monday, 20 November, 2006: Libya’s budget for 2007 will reach to 31 billions LY dinars, the Secretary of the General People’s Committee has said. Speaking at the sideline of the evening session of the meeting of the General Planning Council, the Secretary underlined that 65% of the budget will be allocated to development programmes. [LJBC]
Monday, 20 November, 2006: Officials from Syria's Tourism Ministry and travel operators based in Iran and Libya say they are encouraging U.S. vacationers to consider their countries as tourist destinations ... Americans have been visiting Libya for several years now both for business and pleasure. Most travelers say they have been accompanied there by official minders, but also report the ancient sites on the southern Mediterranean shore as being well worth seeing. [ML]
Monday, 20 November, 2006: A political protocol was signed Saturday in the Libyan capital by Sudan's National Unity Government and some local commanders from the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement towards implementation of Darfur peace agreement. The signing took place in the presence of the representative of the African Union, Nur-al-Din al-Mazini. [ST]
Monday, 20 November, 2006: The U.S. ambassador to Kenya said Saturday there is ample information that foreign countries are providing weapons to Somalia, despite an outcry from several nations accused of doing so in a controversial U.N. report. Somalia has not had an effective government since 1991. A government was formed with the help of the U.N. two years ago, but it controls just one town. Islamic militants, meanwhile, have been steadily seizing territory since June and now control much of the country's south. A U.N. report obtained last week by the AP that Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Iran, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Uganda had provided weapons, money and training to armed groups in Somalia. [EITB]

( مشروع وهمي.. أم وعي كاذب ) بقلم : أمارير

The Libyan Constitutional Union (10)   By : Mohammed Ben Ghalbon

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( مؤسسة ليبيا الوفاء ) : تعريف بالزميل المعتقل الدكتور الطبيب إدريس بوفايد

( آخر نكتة ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

( شفاف الشرق الأوسط ) : حوار مع فتحي بن خليفة، ناشط حقوقي ومعارض ليبي

( المجموعة المنبثقة عن تجمع أمازيغ ليبيا ) : ادرار نفوسة... الواقع والمآل

Sunday, 19 November, 2006: The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, has called for the creation of humanitarian space in the Mediterranean where refugees can get needed protection. Guterres said cooperation with the Italian authorities is very good. But on the other side of the Mediterranean, there is lots of room for improvement. "We have a small office in Libya, but we are not officially recognized by the government," he added. Libya has no asylum law or asylum procedures. Libyan officials say an asylum system is not required because the country has no asylum seekers or refugees. But Guterres feels differently and said UNHCR has asked Italy to support the agency to be able to achieve in Libya the recognition of its role. [VOA]
Sunday, 19 November, 2006: The Libyan government has recently released 19 Arabs who spent 16 years in prison on charges of plotting to overthrow the regime, a Syrian human rights group said Saturday. The Syrian Organization for Human Rights (SOHR) said in a statement that the prisoners, who had been sentenced to life, were released "in response to repeated appeals by human rights organizations." Libyan authorities had detained 21 Arabs, including six Syrians, on charges of plotting to overthrow the Libyan regime, but two Syrians died in prison in Libya, SOHR said. The human rights group said the other four Syrians were arrested upon their arrival in Syria on Friday and urged the Syrian government to release them immediately. [AP]
Sunday, 19 November, 2006: Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumen Petkov has confirmed that he is going to visit the Bulgarian nurses in Libya, BNR announced. Petkov pointed out that “It was quite normal to visit them and to be paid respect and necessary support”, he added. [FIA]

تعزية إلى آل الماجري

( هيئة المتابعة ـ المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية ) : بيان صحفي

( ليبيا يا نغماً في خاطري ) بقلم : مصطفى الهنقاري

( فارس من ليبيا ) عدسة : جلال عثمان

( هل أصبح بويصير من المتمسكين بذيل بغلة السلطان..؟! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله حسن

Saturday, 18 November, 2006: Libya on Friday dismissed as unfounded a report that it had supplied Islamists in Somalia with arms, saying Tripoli had played a peace-broker role for years between the Somali government and its rivals. "It is unfounded and absolutely untrue and incredible to name Libya in this subject. We are surprised by such information, which is baseless," said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hassouna Chaouch in statement. Chaouch was reacting to an advance copy of a United Nations-commissioned report naming Libya as one of 10 countries aiding Somalia's Islamists in violation of a 1992 arms embargo on Somalia. [Reuters]
Saturday, 18 November, 2006: The European Commission reiterated its calls to Libya to release five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor, who have been jailed for seven years already in a lingering AIDS trial. "We have repeatedly voiced our wish to see a new assessment of the evidence, which made Libyans sentence to death the Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor," said Emma Udwin, spokeswoman of the EU External Relations Commissioner. [SNA]
Saturday, 18 November, 2006: The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in San Marino, deplored the fact that the re-trial [of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor in Libya] failed to address the fundamental flaws, which marked the investigations, and the first trial struck down in December 2005. In a special declaration it regretted that the basic requirements of a fair and impartial trial have not been met and that the rights of the defence have been flouted once again. [SNA]
Saturday, 18 November, 2006: Pakistan's immigration police yesterday held 31 women at Zia International Airport (ZIA) when they were preparing to board a Libya-bound plane with fake work permits and detained four officials of expatriates welfare and overseas employment ministry for their alleged involvement in the matter. Rescued from the trafficking attempt, the women and their families are now eyeing uncertain future as most of them had to sell their properties and last belongings in a desperate bid to go abroad for a 'better' future. [The Daily Star]

( محطات ليبية (19) ) بقلم : عبدالنبي ابوسيف ياسين

( أنا كاتب مستـقـل.. وعبثاً يحاولون ) بقلم : صابر الفيتوري

( كلام غير مسئول وغير جاد ) بقلم : محمد عبدالحميد المالكي

( الدكتور الفيتوري وإشكالية الطرح ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( بكائية على أسوار " بوسليم" ) بقلم : أسعد العقيلي

( احتـدام الجذوتين : (3) الإبتـسامة ) بقلم : صلاح الدين الغزال

Friday, 17 November, 2006: The U.S. Thursday renewed a call on the Libyan government to release prominent Libyan dissident Fathi al-Jahmi, whose health is reportedly failing. Human rights cases have slowed expansion of U.S.-Libyan ties after diplomatic relations were fully restored last May. Asked about the case at a news briefing, acting State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos declined to discuss the charges against al-Jahmi, but said his case has been a fixture on the U.S. agenda with Libyan officials. "The Libyan authorities continue to detain him," he said. "We've repeatedly raised his case at the highest levels and have called on the Libyan government to release him. We continue to urge the Libyan government to release him." [VOA]
Friday, 17 November, 2006: Mu'amer al-Qadhafi has received assurances from German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier that Berlin would work to bolster ties with Tripoli when it assumes the European Union presidency next year. Steinmeier said during talks with one-time pariah leader Qadhafi at his high-security Bab Al-Azizia compound in Tripoli that Europe was impressed by the country's efforts to return to the int'l fold. "I hope that relations with our immediate neighbours, and that includes the Maghreb states (of North Africa), can be improved," Steinmeier said, noting that his visit was part of preparations for Germany's six-month presidency of the EU from January. "Much has changed in your country," he said. [Business in Africa]
Friday, 17 November, 2006: Top officials from Washington told the independent Arabic-language daily newspaper Al-Hayat, which is published in London, that the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would visit Libya on November 28, the online edition of the newspaper reported. The visit will be aimed at strengthening the US-Libyan cooperation after the two countries renewed bilateral ties in 2004. No further details about the visit were announced. [FIA]
Friday, 17 November, 2006: Chakih Lachkam scored a debut goal to set an experimental Tunisia on their way to 2-0 win over neighbours Libya in a friendly int'l at Rades, near Tunis, on Wednesday. Lachkam opened the scoring on the quarter-hour mark as Tunisia coach Roger Lemerre tried out several inexperienced players in preparation for the resumption of the African Nations Cup qualifying campaign in March. Russia-based midfielder Chaker Zouaghi added the second goal ten minutes into the second half. [Reuters]

( مؤسسة ليبيا الوفاء ) : آخر التطورات بخصوص اعتقال الدكتور ادريس بوفايد

The Washington Post: Support Builds For Libyan Dissident

Thursday, 16 November, 2006: Human rights activists and Western diplomats are increasingly concerned about the welfare of Fathi al-Jahmi (photo), a leading Libyan dissident awaiting a possible death sentence while being held in solitary confinement in Libya. He is charged with having an unauthorized meeting two years ago with a foreign official -- believed to be a U.S. diplomat -- and campaigners are pushing the Bush administration to do more to secure his release. Several members of Congress, 36 human rights organizations in the US and abroad, and other concerned citizens plan this week to send a petition to President Bush and Secretary of State Rice urging them to take swift action to secure Jahmi's release. "The US has now restored diplomatic relations with Libya," the petition says. "We urge you to use this opportunity to bring about the immediate and unconditional release of Fathi Eljahmi and all prisoners of conscience in Libya." [The Washington Post]
Thursday, 16 November, 2006: Thirty-three of the 45 countries with the lowest rating on the 2006 Freedom House "Global Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties" had no independent think tanks. Among the worst of the worst, the eight countries scoring at the bottom in both civil liberties and political freedom -- Burma, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan -- none had freely operating think tanks. [The Washington Times]
Thursday, 16 November, 2006: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the release of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused in Libya of injecting children with HIV. The "ongoing problem" of the medics' detention weighs heavily on Libya's relations with Germany and the wider EU, Steinmeier said after meeting with his Libyan counterpart Abdel Rahmann Shalgan in Tripoli. Earlier in Benghazi, the German opened a health centre for infectious diseases and immune disorders and handed over a donation of 100,000 euros. [AP]
Thursday, 16 November, 2006: Project Libya, a major exhibition targeting two key areas of infrastructure and energy, will open in capital Tripoli on Dec. 4. Project Libya incorporates “Infrastructure Libya: Libya’s Int'l Infrastructure and Building & Construction Exhibition and Forum; and “Energy Libya: Libya’s Int'l Oil, Gas, Power and Renewable Energy Exhibition and Seminar. Secretary for Housing and Infrastructure, Abuzaid Dorda, will inaugurate Infrastructure Libya and the chairman of the National Oil Corporation, Dr Shukri Ghanem, will inaugurate Energy Libya. The two exhibitions will run till Dec. 7 at the Tripoli Int'l Fairground. [Trade Arabia]
Thursday, 16 November, 2006: Libya's president, Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, has warned Libya's corrupt officials that poor Libyans deprived of benefiting from Libya's vast resources will revolt and destroy property belonging to the rich corrupt Libyans. "I am still holding the safety valve containing the explosion of a revolution of the poor who feel oppressed as a result of the unequal sharing of oil riches," Qadhafi warned Libya's corrupt officials. "Only one month is left to declare your property and what you stole if you want to protect yourselves from a revolt by the poor who were born after the revolution. They have the right to share in the oil wealth," Qadhafi said. [SN]
Thursday, 16 November, 2006: Internationally acclaimed HIV researcher Prof. Vittorio Collizi, whose expertise is among the key evidence in defence of the Bulgarian medics on trial in Libya, has proven beyond doubt that the five nurses did not spark the epidemic. A total of 29 computers were set in Oxford to check the medial history of all of the HIV infected kids and they showed that the Bulgarians had nothing to do with spreading the disease, Collizi said. Collizi pointed out that 70% of the tuberculosis-suffering children had visited the Benghazi hospital before the medics started working there. Some 40% of the HIV infected kids had also been treated at the hospital prior to that. This proved that the infection had started spreading much earlier, Collizi said. [SNA]

( لهذه الأسباب ولغيرها.. ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( سـيـرة بني غازي ) رواية : أحمد الفيتوري (7)

( الوسيط السحري ) بقلم : علي كشودة

( قـلـق ) بقلم : أمارير

Wednesday, 15 November, 2006: Morocco's King Mohammed met Libyan leader Qadhafi's son Saif al-Islam on Monday, days after a report said Saif al-Islam was leaving Libya to work abroad. A senior north African diplomat said the meeting suggested Saif al-Islam, who has called for reform in Libya, was still Qadhafi's most trusted envoy and was not withdrawing from politics. An official source in Tripoli said last week that Saif al-Islam, whom many Libyans had hoped would continue pushing for reform of Libya's politics and state-dominated economy, was leaving to work in an int'l institution overseas. Some dissidents abroad who had contacts with him in recent years said they feared his reported departure may herald an end to the reform efforts. [IOL]
Wednesday, 15 November, 2006: On the first day of a five-nation tour of North Africa, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said former pariah state Libya could serve as an example to other nations in the region. He praised Libya for seizing the opportunity offered to it by renouncing WMDs and terrorism. "This country has ended a long period of isolation and begun its way back into the fold of the int'l community," he said. "Some other states have not managed to make such a courageous decision. I hope Libya can serve as an example for them." [DW]
Wednesday, 15 November, 2006: Argentina and Libya assessed on Tuesday the state of their bilateral relations and highlighted the relevance of the next Africa-South America Summit. This was corroborated by Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana and special envoy of the Head of State of Libya, Ambassador Ibrahim al Dridi, who is visiting Argentina. An official note states that al-Dridi, director of the Americas section in Libya's Foreign Ministry, is bearer of a personal message from Libyan leader Col. Qadhafi to President Nestor Kirchner. [Prensa Latina]
Wednesday, 15 November, 2006: US Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science Claudia A. McMurray traveled to Libya November 11-13, where she met with senior officials to further U.S.-Libyan cooperation on a range of topics, including public health, energy, water, seismic research, environmental protection, and metrology. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy John Mizroch and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior Tim Petty accompanied Assistant Secretary McMurray. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Chief Scientist Hratch Semerjian also participated, along with officials from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Department of Health and Human Services. [US Dept. Of State]
Wednesday, 15 November, 2006: The Inaugural Libya Oil and Gas Show taking place in the Tripoli Int'l Fairground is sold out. Some 70 companies with representatives from over 30 countries will be taking part in the exhibition and forum on Nov. 21 and 22. The Show is organised by Orient Exhibitions, GE Expo with the support of trade magazine Oil and Gas News. The exhibition and forum will be opened by Faraj Mohamed Said, the vice-vhairman and acting chairman of the Libya’s National Oil Corporation. The event is timely for many companies with the third round of bid process for new exploration concession closing in December. [Trade Arabia]

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إفتتاح جوائز تبرة 2007
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( هـل في الشعر ثـقافة؟ ) بقلم : زياد العيساوي

كتاب ( البيان بالقرآن ) تأليف : مصطفى كمال المهدوي (27)

( "جزيرة" العرب الحرة!! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعـشة

( سـروال ) بقلم : محمد الأصفر

Tuesday, 14 November, 2006: German Foreign Minister Frank- Walter Steinmeier is leaving on Tuesday for a five-nation visit to North Africa, including Libya. Besides Libya, Germay's fourth-biggest oil supplier, Steinmeiner will also visit Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia during his five-day trip. Steinmeier is hoping to boost ties between the European Union (EU) and the region as Germany is taking over the rotating EU presidency on Jan. 1 2007. [Xinhua]
Tuesday, 14 November, 2006: Dubai-based Emaar Properties and a son of Libyan leader Qadhafi signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to set up a joint venture firm that will create a duty free zone in western Libya near the Tunisian border. The accord was signed by Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar and Saadi al-Qadhafi, a businessman and commander of the Libyan military's special forces who also aims to be director of the 200 sq km zone. [Reuters]
Tuesday, 14 November, 2006: A court in Russia ruled Monday to fine a South Korean national 500,000 rubles (about $19,000) for illegally shipping radioactive equipment from Libya in 2004. Kim Jong Hon, the president of All Nations Co. Ltd, was arrested in December 2004 after using forged documents to bring 13 devices containing depleted uranium to the Korsakov port in the south of Russia's Sakhalin Island. The devices, intended for the construction of a liquefied natural gas plant near the port, were not marked with radioactivity warnings. [RIA/Novosti]
Tuesday, 14 November, 2006: Locals from Yemen's al-Beidha governorate's Qaifa district have urged concerned parties in Sana'a to intercede in releasing their relatives, whom Saudi authorities detained Oct. 26 for traveling to Libya. The son of Sheikh al-Qabali confirmed that his father and three others have been detained in a Saudi jail for more than two weeks due to traveling to Libya. Media sources mentioned that such action was based on information these individuals had, who appear on a list of those who’ve traveled to Libya more than once, met with Libyan intelligence apparatuses and machinated terrorist plots targeting Saudi interests. [Yemen Times]

تعزية إلى آل طاطاناكي وآل المسماري     تعزية إلى آل مامي

تعازي إلى آل الكيخيا     تعازي إلى آل الشريف

( تحية بزايد إلى شلادي وابن حميدة ) بقلم : ادرار نفوسة

( الإعلام وصناعة التاريخ!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( ليصدر من يشاء مجلته الثقافية دون حاجة لترخيص دون رقابة! ) بقلم : أحمد الفيتوري

( عسر الكتابة : أجعلها توخيرة كبش ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( كاتب ومكتوب ) بقلم : علي رشدان

( ثـقافـة ) بقلم : علي كشودة

Monday, 13 November, 2006: Malta currently is in eighth place of companies registered in Libya, with 23 registered companies, a recent issue of the Libyan-Maltese Chamber of Commerce reported. Malta has five construction companies, eight oil companies, one communications company, four industrial companies, two computer companies, two consultancies and a health company. Britain tops the list with 62 companies – 44 in the oil business – closely followed by Italy with 61 (27 in the construction industry and 19 in the oil business). [Independent Online]
Monday, 13 November, 2006: Libya's Secretary of Health held a meeting Saturday evening in Tripoli with the Director of the Swiss Pharmaceutical Company Novartis, where the two sides discussed cooperation between Novartis and the National Pharmaceutical Company. [LJBC]
Monday, 13 November, 2006: Libya's Secretary of Financial Affairs Ahmad al-Manisi stressed on Sunday depth of the Syrian-Libyan relations in all domains. In a statement at conclusion of the visit of the Syrian Minister of Finance Mohammad al-Hussein, the Libyan Secretary said that "we will be always in a state of consultation and coordination with our brothers in Syria." [SANA]

( الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : تأسيسه ونشأته (11) ) بقلم : محمد بن غلبون

( السيرة النبوية (30) ) بقلم : د. علي محمد الصلابي

( جسدٌ برسم البيع ، من منـّا يملك جسداً ) بقلم : أمارير

( طرابلس.. في العلاقة بين فوضى ورومانسية المدينة المفقودة ) بقلم : سالم محمد

Sunday, 12 November, 2006: Romanian President Traian Basescu will make a two-day visit to Libya as part of efforts to relaunch ties between Romania and Arab countries, his office said Thursday. It would be the first visit by a Romanian president to Libya since the 1989 execution of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, a close ally of Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi. Basescu's visit to Tripoli will take place on Nov. 15-16, his office said in a statement. [AP]
Sunday, 12 November, 2006: The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (The Philippines) have reiterated their commitment to sustain the ceasefire between the two parties despite "isolated cases of hostilities," a joint statement of the GRP-MILF Committees on the Cessation of Hostilities released Friday said ... The joint committees also lauded the International Monitoring Team, comprising military contingents from Malaysia, Brunei, Libya and a development consultant from Japan, for their commitment and sincerity. [MindaNews]

The National Conference of the Libyan Opposition: Press Release

( مؤشـّرات ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

( لم يُـترك لنا مجال للسكوت ) بقلم : محمد نصر

( صحيفة "الجماهير".. عدد جديد.. كتابات قديمة ) عرض : محمد الغلباني

Saturday, 11 November, 2006: In Malta, Abdul Baset Dabia, 38, from Libya but residing in Hamrun was sentenced to a year imprisonment, fined Lm1500 and had his driving licence revoked after he was charged with stealing a car. The Libyan man was also charged with stealing money and injuring another Libyan man and with driving a car without insurance. [Di-Ve News]
Saturday, 11 November, 2006: Saif al-Islam, a prominent son of Libyan leader Qadhafi who made a rare public criticism of the country's political system in August, is leaving to work overseas, an official source said on Friday. Saif al-Islam (photo), in his early 30s, will work in an int'l economic institution, the source said, adding that it was not clear what effect his departure would have on a programme of reform and development he called for in his August speech. Speaking to loud cheers, Saif al-Islam criticised an array of alleged ills in Libyan public life, from the greed of "fat cats" in state institutions to the poor state of the health and education sectors, and called for a range of reforms. He said Libya lacked a free press and its political system was not as democratic as he would like. Eleven days later [his father], in a speech marking the 37 anniversary of the coup d'etat that brought him to power, urged his supporters to kill enemies if they asked for political change. [Mail & Guardian]
Saturday, 11 November, 2006: Egypt's president came out strongly against hanging Saddam Hussein, saying in remarks published yesterday that it could make Iraq explode into more violence. Iraq's prime minister said that the execution could take place by the end of the year. The statement from President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt broke an uneasy silence among Arab leaders over Sunday's verdict by an Iraqi court ... Leaders in Saudi Arabia, like Egypt a regional powerhouse and U.S. ally, have all but stayed silent about Saddam's death sentence ... The presidents of Libya and Syria have also avoided personal comment. [AP]
Saturday, 11 November, 2006: Russia was placed in the 65th place in the UN development program’s rating of living standards published Nov 9. Norway has been announced the best country to live in, for the sixth time in the rating’s history. Russia’s living standard is found in the rating between Libya (64) and Macedonia (66). Niger, for second time since the last year, has been found by the rating authors the least favorable place of human residence (177). [Regnum]
Saturday, 11 November, 2006: Libyan Arab Airlines has been negotiating with aircraft manufacturers to add 25 new jet planes to its fleet. The North African carrier said that the jets would carry between 100 and 350 passengers and hoped delivery would be by mid-April 2007. The extra jets would help the airline expand services to cover most of Africa, many European cities, as well as connections to China, India, Pakistan, Japan, the Philippines, Canada and the US. Four cargo planes (capacity: 100 metric tonnes), would also be purchased. [Business In Africa]
Saturday, 11 November, 2006: Syria's Minister of Finance Mohamed al-Hussein said on Thursday Syria and Libya will work together as to deal with difficulties facing the joint companies in the two countries. "I will work with my Libyan counterpart Dr. Ahmed Al-Mneisi to solve difficulties facing the joint companies which we are committed to due to their importance," the minister said in a statement when arrived in Tripoli last night. [SANA]
Saturday, 11 November, 2006: Militant groups and 11 countries are funnelling the military aid needed for a full-scale war into Somalia, sources said a UN report will say. Several security experts familiar with the content of an arms embargo violations report to the UN Security Council, due out next week, said the build-up of military supplies and personnel was aggressive even by Somali standards. They say the report says Somalia’s powerful Islamist movement has in its ranks about 1,000 battle-hardened foreign jihadists and volunteer trainers expert in assassination, suicide bombing and sniping from militant groups including Lebanon's Hezbollah ... Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Egypt, Eritrea, Djibouti and Saudi Arabia have all provided weapons or supplies - including food, uniforms, fuel and doctors - to the Islamists. [Reuters]
Saturday, 11 November, 2006: The first African Institute specialised in the promotion of modern technical teaching methods convened its maiden session Thursday in the city of Houn, Libya, where participants examined the rules and statutes of the Institute. [PANA]

( احتدام الجذوتين : (2) أحزان قافلتي ) بقلم : صلاح الدين الغزال

( الفطور الاخير ) بقلم : سالم محمد

( سفينة أخرى... لكنها ليست لنوح...!! ) بقلم : د. ولد البحر

( سلطةالكلام.. إرادة القوة (4) ـ الأخيرة ) بقلم : محمد عبدالحميد المالكي

Friday, 10 November, 2006: Libya condemned on Thursday Bet Hanun massacre committed by the Israeli aggression on the Palestinian people. Libyan Foreign Ministry Assistant Secretary Hassouna al-Shawish said that the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people is considered an obvious crime against humanity and a genocide committed by the Israeli occupation. [SANA]
Friday, 10 November, 2006: Emblated Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Mubajje skipped court yesterday and now has 12 days to appear before the Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court or face arrest ... Daily Monitor learnt that Mubajje was in Libya for an executive meeting of the Int'l Islamic Call Society and was expected back in the country late yesterday. Mubajje... is facing 12 counts of embezzlement, fraudulent disposal of trust property, making documents without authority and conspiracy to defraud Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC). [Daily Monitor]

تعزية إلى آل روبخ

( حوار مع د. سعيد عـبدالعاطي... ) ترجمة وتعليق : محمد بن احميدة

( نحو أفق أوسع وخطوة تستهدف المستقبل (2) ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( في صحراء غدامس ) عدسة : جلال عثمان

( تجليّات اليأس المُروّض (2) ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

Thursday, 9 November, 2006: Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki who is currently in Libya on a working visit today held talks with Libyan leader Qadhafi. The two leaders exchanged views regarding Eritrean-Libyan ties as well as regional and international issues of interest to both countries. Similarly, President Isaias held talks today in the Libyan capital with President Idris Debi of Chad. The two leaders held discussions on bilateral and regional issues. [Shabait]
Thursday, 9 November, 2006: Over 300 healthcare professionals from Egypt, Libya, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, KSA, Bahrain and Lebanon, attended the symposium, which was held in Cairo to discuss recent studies on the positive effects of infant milk formula in reducing allergies and infection rates. Experts at the conference agree that breast-feeding is the best form of nutrition for infants, but for those mothers who cannot or choose not to breast feed, Nutricia has developed an infant milk formula, which naturally strengthens the immune system. [AME]

( لن يرث زيف ليبيا ) بقلم : مصطفى محمد البركي

( رقصة القذافي وإبنه! ) ترجمة وتعـليق : مخضرم

( الليلة حوشنا ضاوي.. يرقص فيه السعداوي ) بقلم : محمد الأصفر

( التجمع الجمهوري ) : توضيح بخصوص نشر"مذكرة توضيحية"

( مؤتمر دولي للحوار بين الاسلاميين والغرب.. ) بقلم : جمعة القماطي

Wednesday, 8 November, 2006: Libyan police detained 708 illegal migrants trying to sail to Europe from Libya in late October, the official Jana news agency said. Libyan authorities also deported 1,213 would-be migrants of various nationalities during the same period. The latest deportations bring to at least 6,800 the number sent home since mid-September. [Reuters]
Wednesday, 8 November, 2006: The five Bulgarian nurses accused of intentional HIV infection in Libya were worried by the prediction Bulgarian arabists made about the outcome of the trial. Arabists in Bulgaria said that the Bulgarians could receive different sentences. Some predicted that only one of the nurses will receive a death sentence. Bulgarian arabists had never been involved in the trial and never contributed to its resolution, Zdravko Georgiev, who was detained together with the nurses said. Though the whole world was aware that the medics were innocent, Bulgarian arabists were drawing dark predictions for death sentences, he said. [Sofia Echo]
Wednesday, 8 November, 2006: Phoenicia Group Libya, 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 EFA, 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." [PRNewswire]

( أغرب حكومة في التاريخ!! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعـشة

( سـيرة بني غازي ) رواية : أحمد الفيتوري (6)

( مختبر بنغازي ) : عميد كلية الآداب يستدعي رجال الأمن لطرد أحد الصحفيين

( محطات ليبية (18) ) بقلم : عبدالنبي ابوسيف ياسين

( هيئة المتابعة ـ المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية ) بيان صحفي

( التجمع الجمهوري ) : مذكرة توضيحية بشأن التقرير الصادر عن اللجنة السياسية

Tuesday, 7 November, 2006: Journalists' rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has added Egypt to its list of the worst suppressors of freedom of expression on the Internet but removed neighbouring Libya as it found no Web censorship there ... Conversely, in neighbouring Libya, long treated as a pariah by the West, the situation was found to be improving. "Following a mission to the country, RSF observed that the Libyan Internet was no longer censored," it said, adding that no online dissidents were imprisoned there any more. "President Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi is, however, still considered a predator of press freedom," it added. [Reuters]
Tuesday, 7 November, 2006: Bahrain has retained its position as one of the world's least corrupt countries, in a global watchdog report. It ranks third in the Arab world and 31st out of 161 countries worldwide, in Transparency International's (TI) 2006 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Arab countries which scored lower than Bahrain were Oman in 39th place with 5.4 points; Jordan, 40, 5.3; Kuwait, 47, 4.8; Lebanon, 63, 3.6; Egypt, 72, 3.3; Saudi Arabia, 77, also 3.3; Morocco, 82, 3.2; Algeria, 84, 3.1; Syria, 97, 2.9; Libya, 105, 2.7; Yemen, 119, 2.6; Sudan, 159th 2.0; and Iraq, 161, 1.9. The results were revealed at a Press conference yesterday. [Gulf Daily]

تعزية إلى آل نـبّوس وآل بوغرارة

( الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الأنسان ) : حرية الصحافة ومقاضاة "الشروق"

( ويحدثونك عن القضاء!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( أوسمة على صدر الوطن (5) ) : بقلم : د. فتحي الفاضلي

( البراغماتية النفعية والانحطاط الفكري والثقافي ) بقلم : أمارير

Monday, 6 November, 2006: Saddam Hussein's death sentence drew an outpouring of vengeful glee from the ousted Iraqi leader's Middle East foes and muted discontent from Sunni radicals. Iraq's majority Shiites, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, rejoiced as their longtime oppressor was sentenced to death ... Qadhafi's daughter Aisha warned the US that the death sentence against Saddam would not end the insurgency plaguing its troops. "This sentence was dictated by the White House which thought that by executing Saddam they could destroy the heroic resistance. "But they are ignoring the fact that every Iraqi patriot is a Saddam," she said. [AFP]
Monday, 6 November, 2006: Sheikh Khalifa Al Thani, the Chairman of Qatar Chamber of Commerce has received the Libyan Ambassador to Qatar, Almabrouk Almadani, at his office in Doha Wednesday. During the meeting discussions focused on ways to boost commercial ties between Qatar and Libya and also on investment in the two countries. [The Peninsula]

Letters: Sunday, 5 November, 2006 منكم واليكم : الأحد ، 5 نوفمبر

( هل أنا إصلاحي أم جذري!؟؟ ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( طز فى الصحافة ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

( دعاوى الإصلاح بين الترقيع والعجز ) بقلم : عبدالمنصف البوري

( شيء من المرسكاوي ) بقلم : محمد الأصفر

Sunday, 5 November, 2006: A Libyan court will deliver its verdict on 19 December on five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting Libyan children with HIV. Judge Mahmoud Haouissa made the announcement at the Tripoli court hearing the retrial that began in May. An initial trial condemned the medics to death in 2004, but the Libyan Supreme Court overturned the verdicts. The defendants are accused of knowingly infecting more than 400 children with HIV. The medics say that they were tortured into giving false confessions. [BBC]

Nature: An Open Letter to Col. Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi

( سلطةالكلام.. إرادة القوة (3) ) بقلم : محمد عبدالحميد المالكي

( عـندما يسود العقل الإسلامي العقلاني!! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعـشة

Saturday, 4 November, 2006: Ministers from 11 states attending a Mediterranean Forum meeting in the Spanish city of Alicante yesterday called for the launching of a "new and credible" Middle East peace process, a diplomatic source said. The appeal was launched by the foreign ministers of Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Portugal, Malta, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey and Libya in the role of observer, on the second and final day of the Forum. [AFP/AA]
Saturday, 4 November, 2006: Algeria and Libya will be among the eight teams to participate in the sixth African Cup of Nations for military football teams, which is scheduled for November 5th-17th in Yaounde, Cameroon. According to the Cameroon Tribune, the favourites to win the trophy include two-time winner Burkina Faso, Egypt and Mali. Other participating teams include Botswana, Congo-Brazzaville, Uganda, and Cameroon. [Magharebia]
Saturday, 4 November, 2006: The Bulgarian nurses charged with intentional HIV infection in Libya could receive different sentences, lawyer Osman Bizanti said. Libyan law refrains from defining a term in which the verdicts should be pronounced, Bizanti said. A month after announcing the final decision the court should present its motivation, said he as quoted by Bulgarian National Radio. The October 31 court sitting was once again postponed to November 4. [BNN]

تعزية إلى آل الشريف

( نحو أفق أوسع وخطوة تستهدف المستقبل (1) ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

The Libyan Constitutional Union (9)   By : Mohammed Ben Ghalbon

( ايجدّن عليه احوال... ) بقلم : ياسين ابوسيف ياسين

د. ادريس بوفايد : ( بيان للرأي العام : أجهزة أمن النظام تطالبني بالمثول أمامها )

( هـنا مات ادونيس! ) بقلم : صابر الفيتوري

Friday, 3 November, 2006: An Algerian newspaper and a press freedom watchdog criticised as heavy handed suspended six month prison terms handed to two journalists for allegedly libelling Libyan leader Qadhafi. The private Arabic-language daily Ech-Chorouk was sued by Qadhafi through Libya's Algiers embassy for stories suggesting he played a role in negotiations among Tuareg tribal leaders aimed at creating an independent Tuareg state in Africa's Sahel region. An Algerian court banned Ech-Chourouk for three months and ordered it to pay Qadhafi 500 000 dinars ($6 850) in damages, jailed executive editor Ali Fodil and reporter Naila Berrahal for six months and fined them 20 000 dinars each. Reporters sans Frontières protested that the court had acted to protect Algeria's diplomatic relations with Libya. [Mail & Guardian]
Friday, 3 November, 2006: Libyan Lawyer Osman Bizanti told Darik News Wednesday that he expects the court to decide on the case of the Bulgarian nurses accused of infecting children with HIV by the middle of December. Bizanti pointed out that judges are not bound by law to decide in a certain period of time so they could take a month or two after the last hearing. Still, he pointed out that he expected this to happen sometime mid-December, adding that he wouldn't like the court to take too long in reaching a verdict. The Saturday hearing should be the last one, Bizanti stated unless the court decides to ask for a new check of the Benghazi children's hospital or hear more witnesses. Both options are allowed by law, the lawyer underlined. [Novinite]
Friday, 3 November, 2006: Libya is set to get its first 3G network, with the country's second largest cellular operator Libyana rolling out a W-CDMA and HSDPA network covering 14 cities. Libyana has contracted ZTE of China to supply its 3G infrastructure. The new network will have an initial capacity of one million lines. State-owned Libyana had around 700,000 subscribers and a 40% share of the market at the end of June. [TeleGeography]

( الوجه الآخر للإنسان ) بقلم : زياد العيساوي

( الشروق ) : الفصل في قضية القذافي ضد صحيفة "الشروق" الجزائرية

( درنة و بومنصور العالي ) بقلم : محمد الأصفر

( مواطـَنة دونما درجة.. المرأة المسلمة ساقط قيد ) بقلم : أمارير

( حوار مع ليبي... (1) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

Thursday, 2 November, 2006: The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing can have his appeal heard in Scotland rather than the Netherlands, judges ruled yesterday. Libyan national Abdelbaset al-Megrahi (photo), serving a life sentence in Greenock Prison (Scotland) for bringing down a US airliner in 1988, is seeking a reduction of the 27-year tariff he must complete before being considered for parole. The Crown is also appealing to have it increased on the grounds it is too lenient. [The Herald]
Thursday, 2 November, 2006: An Algerian court convicted the head of a newspaper and one of its reporters for two articles that allegedly defamed Libyan leader Qadhafi, and sentenced them both to six-month prison terms, the newspaper reported Wednesday. Critics said Tuesday's ruling was aimed at protecting diplomatic ties between Algiers and Tripoli. The executive editor of the Arabic-language Ech-Chourouk, Ali Fodil, and reporter Naila Berrahal were sentenced by a court in the Algiers suburb of Hussein Dey to six-month prison terms and both were fined 20,000 dinars (US$265). The paper was ordered to suspend publication for two months and must pay 500,000 dinars (US$6,685) in damages to Qadhafi. The defense plans to appeal the verdict. [IHT]
Thursday, 2 November, 2006: Libyan President Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi must be feeling like a jilted suitor. Behind the scenes details are emerging from Nairobi on how Libya went the whole nine yards and more to hang on to the deal to extend the Kenyan oil pipeline to Uganda. At a cost of close to $100 million, the deal does not come cheap even if Tamoil East Africa outbid its closest competitors to secure the contract. Initially, 23 firms were attracted to the deal, which eventually boiled down to a stiff competition between China Pipeline Construction Company and Tamoil. The Libyans, however, surprised their competitors by quoting the lowest project cost. Libya has been negotiating like a love-sick groom whose passion to go home with his bride has been frustrated at each and every turn by in-laws ganged up to make impossible demands. [The Monitor]
Thursday, 2 November, 2006: The lawyers of the Bulgarian nurses jailed in Libya for allegedly infecting hundreds of kids with HIV are ready to appeal any conviction that the Tripoli court may decide on. Should the court decide to sentence the Bulgarians instead of acquitting them, I will appeal before the Supreme Court, lawyer Georgi Gatev told Darik News' reporter in Libya Zheni Marcheva. The prosecutors and the lawyers of the Benghazi families are acting in a frivolous way and the court finds it hard to subdue them, Gatev said in relation to Tuesday's hearing. The court then adjourned the HIV trial of the five Bulgarians and a Palestinian doctor for November 4, contrary to expectations that this would be the last hearing. [Novinite]
Thursday, 2 November, 2006: Italy's World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi turned down an offer from Mu'ammar al-Qadhdafi to manage the Libyan national team. Lippi insists he only wants a job coaching a club side, which also excludes him from any interest by Mexico. "He (Libyan leader Qadhafi) wanted me, it's true," Lippi was quoted as saying by online newspaper www.quotidiano.net. "I received 10 or so offers after the World Cup from very important federations, but I declined the various proposals." [BBC]

( اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة ) : بيان

The AIDS Trial: A Travesty of Justice!   By : Ghoma

Wednesday, 1 November, 2006: The retrial of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting hundreds of Libyan children with HIV have heard renewed accusations of torture, before the case was adjourned to November 4. Proceedings, which resumed for only a day after a five-week break Tuesday, were dominated by submissions by main defence lawyer Osman al-Bizanti, whose illness on September 21 caused the trial to be adjourned. The nurses and doctor, who worked at a hospital in Benghazi, allegedly infected 426 children with HIV, of whom 52 have since died of AIDS. Bizanti repeated his clients' allegation that they had confessed under torture, adding that one of them had tried to commit suicide because of the alleged torture. He added that when he first visited the accused in prison they had their legs in chains and eyes covered. [AFP]
Wednesday, 1 November, 2006: Libya's Buraq Air has received the first of three new Boeing passenger planes in a move hailed by Libyan officials as a deepening of Tripoli's gradual rapprochement with Washington. Buraq, Libya's first private airline, took possession of the 737-800 on Monday in a move that would have been impossible in almost two decades of U.S. trade sanctions against Libya. The United States this year extended a diplomatic thaw by authorising aircraft exports to the North African nation. [Reuters]
Wednesday, 1 November, 2006: Poor hygiene and neglect led to the infection of hundreds of Libyan children with the HIV virus, a defence lawyer said on Tuesday at the retrial of six foreign medics accused of deliberating infecting the children. "I remind you that international scientists found that the epidemic was not through injections but through the re-use of syringes," said Touhami Toumi, a lawyer for one of the six, Palestinian doctor Ashraf Alhajouj. "The epidemic in the hospital was not because of deliberate injections (of HIV) but because of poor hygiene, neglect and lack of equipment." The medics' case, as well as questions over Libya's human rights record, have been seen as hurdles to expanded links with the West at a time when Washington is in the process of resuming full diplomatic ties with Tripoli after decades of hostility. [Reuters]
Wednesday, 1 November, 2006: Libya's Africa envoy called Tuesday for a high-level meeting between Sudan and Chad to defuse growing tensions between the neighbours over rebel attacks. "Both parties must have a meeting at foreign ministers' level and of those in charge of security to end the tension," Abel Salam Triki said after a meeting with Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir. Triki was quoted by the official SUNA news agency as saying he hoped for "a return to normality" in the relations between both countries, and urged them to settle their differences through the various commissions set up following a resumption of relations between both countries. The Libyan envoy had met Chadian President Idriss Deby on Monday in N'Djamena. [MEOL]
Wednesday, 1 November, 2006: Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced two oil discoveries. One was made by NOC's Zueitina Oil Company, acting as Operator for NOC, Occidental Petroleum and OMV, in Block NC74A, south west of the Sirte sedimentary basin, NOC said in a statement on its website. The new field, 42 km (26 miles) north of Zella Field, contained oil at a depth of 5,032 feet. Production tests showed a daily production rate of 550 barrels of high quality oil. The other discovery was made by Germany's RWE Dea North Africa & Middle East, Libya Branch, in Block NC193 at Sirte Basin. [Reuters]

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