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لقطات من ( مظاهرة لندن للمطالبة بوقف تسفير ليبيين ) تصوير : عمر الهوني

( احتدام الجذوتين : (1) حَائط الشجَا ) بقلم : صلاح الدين الغزال

( المال والقانون ) بقلم : مصطفى الرعـيض

( دردشة حول القانون 15 ) بقلم : أسعد العقيلي

( سلطةالكلام.. إرادة القوة (2) ) بقلم : محمد عبدالحميد المالكي

Tuesday, 31 October, 2006: Nearly 400 children who Libyan authorities say were intentionally infected with the virus that causes AIDS are now being treated in European hospitals. French Foreign Ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei said he hoped the move would improve relations as a Libyan court deliberates over the case of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor charged with infecting the children in Benghazi, Libya, in the 1990s. "The Libyan children were taken in by several European cities where they are undergoing treatment," Mattei said. [AP]
Tuesday, 31 October, 2006: The Italian newspaper La Stampa has published an article in support of the Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor, saying the hour of truth for the medics in Libya has arrived. The medics have been accused of deliberately infecting hundreds of children with HIV and are undergoing a re-trial on Tuesday. There is a serious risk of confirmation of the death sentences. The medics confessed under torture, according to rights organizations. [Novinite]
Tuesday, 31 October, 2006: Libyan secretary of Economy, Trade and Investment, Tayeb Saffi, and the Italian vice-minister of Int'l Trade, Maoro Ogustino, Sunday discussed strategies to promote bilateral economic cooperation. The Italian ambassador, Francesco Trupiano, who attended the meeting, said both parties decided to reactivate the provisions of the joint Libya-Italy Declaration through the establishment of commercial and investment projects. [Angop]
Tuesday, 31 October, 2006: Libya will trim its oil production by 72,000 barrels a day, the country's National Oil Corp. chief, Shukri Ghanem (photo), said over the weekend. The announcement comes after a decision by the OPEC in Doha, Qatar, to cut worldwide production by 1.2 million bpd. Ghanem said "the OPEC could (make) additional reductions when members meet on Dec. 14 in the Nigerian city of Abuja," according to the LJBC report. Libya produced 1.7 million barrels of oil per day in 2005, or 2.1 percent of the world's total, according to BP's Statistical Review of World Energy 2006. [UPI]
Tuesday, 31 October, 2006: A top UN official on Monday called for changes in the way the Internet is operated. Speaking during opening ceremonies at a four-day U.N. summit in Athens, Greece, Yoshio Utsumi criticized the current rules for overseeing domain names and Internet addresses, stressing that poorer nations are dissatisfied ... Human rights groups, however, have warned that many of the nations most critical of the current arrangement rank among the world's most repressive. The worry: If those governments have their way, the current, virtually limitless amount of free expression on the Internet may come to an end. Reporters Without Borders last week called those proposals alarming and asked: "Do we really want the countries that censor the Internet and jail cyberdissidents to be in charge of the online flow of information?" (The group also noted that the UN Commission on Human Rights counted, as members, nations such as Libya and Sudan, no champions of human rights themselves.) Similarly, Amnesty International has sent a delegation to the Internet Forum to emphasize the need for protecting free speech. [CNET]

( الموساد ومكر المؤامرة!!! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعشة

( توهـّج النهايات ) بقلم : عبدالله الكبير

( الأوبرا الألمانية ورأس النبي ( صلعم) ) بقلم : محمد مليطان

( أسواق ) : المصارف المحلية.. تحديات المستقبل المفتوح

( صراع الفئران... بيـن سلطة طرابلس والمثـقـف!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

Monday, 30 October, 2006: A nine-year old girl is the 52nd to die of AIDS from about 400 infected children. Libyan authorities say were infected by five Bulgarian health workers and a Palestinian doctor. They were found guilty and sentenced to death in 2004. However, the punishment was never carried out. The next hearing takes place on 31st October. Over the past four weeks almost 400 of them have been sent to hospitals in Italy and France. About 145 children are in Rome, many are being treated at a Vatican-owned hospital. [MedicalNews]
Monday, 30 October, 2006: Congo's former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, 45, has the presidency of the DRC in his sights. He is the only challenger to incumbent President Joseph Kabila in the second round of presidential elections on Sunday. A characteristic Mr Bemba shares with his father is the knack to make money. Former allies claim most of Mr Bemba's fortune comes from gifts from African leaders such as Libya's Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi. [BBC]

تعازي إلى آل القبائلي     تعازي إلى آل العروسي

( ما لا يجوز التغنـّي به ) بقلم : زياد العيساوي

( سـيرة بني غازي ) رواية : أحمد الفيتوري (5)

( دف أرحم ولديك ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

( طفل من كاباو ) عدسة : جلال عثمان

Sunday, 29 October, 2006: A Boeing jetliner will be delivered to Libya today for the first time in 30 years after the privately owned Buraq Air bought six of the US-made aircraft, the company said yesterday. "Buraq Air will take delivery tomorrow of a Boeing 737-800," the carrier's Moncef Elies said. In February last year the company signed a contract with Boeing to buy six 737-800s for $366m, its chairman Mohammed Abedel Aziz said. The price includes aircrew training and maintenance. A second aircraft will be delivered in mid-November. [The Peninsula]
Sunday, 29 October, 2006: Tunisia will host Libya in an int'l friendly next month. The match will be played in Rades on 15 November. The Libyans replace the Ivory Coast, who withdrew in favour of a match against Sweden in France on the same day. Tunisia have suffered a poor run of form since their participation at this year's World Cup finals. They are using the game to prepare for their next 2008 Nations Cup qualifier against the Seychelles in March. [BBC]
Sunday, 29 October, 2006: A Danish court has acquitted the bosses of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper who had been sued by Muslim groups for printing 12 cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in September 2005. The publication of the 12 cartoons sparked Muslims' anger worldwide. Demonstrators burned Danish flags and made threats against the Scandinavian country. The protests culminated in February with the torching of Danish diplomatic offices in Damascus and Beirut and the death of dozens of people in Nigeria, Libya and Pakistan. [AFP]
Sunday, 29 October, 2006: Hundreds of people took to the streets in southeastern Niger on Saturday to protest against the government’s decision to halt the deportation of thousands of Mahamid Arabs back to Chad. Communication Minister Oumarou Hadari told Reuters on Friday that certain neighbouring countries, which he did not name, had intervened to ask that the expulsions should not go ahead. Hundreds of thousands of Niger citizens live in other states throughout the region, many in Arab countries such as Algeria, Libya or Sudan. [Reuters]
Sunday, 29 October, 2006: In an attempt to shed his rogue status, Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi has foresworn WMDs and agreed to compensate the families of those who died in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. But on Tuesday a trial reopens that could again tarnish Libya's image. Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor are accused of intentionally injecting the AIDS virus into more than 400 Libyan children. The accusations are an attempt to deflect Libyans' attention from the shocking state of their own medical system. The evidence against the six foreigners is flimsy, but they could face a firing squad. [The Washington Post]
Sunday, 29 October, 2006: ASIO warned authorities 20 years ago that Sheik Taj al-Din Al-hilaly could inflame communal violence in Australia. Court judgments show ASIO initially believed the controversial mufti posed a risk to the community because of his alleged propensity to cause or promote violence. The Sunday Telegraph columnist Piers Akerman writes today that a former intelligence officer said Sheik Hilaly's name first surfaced in a report by one of Australia's most senior intelligence assets in Cairo. He claimed the sheik spent a number of years training in Libya and was sent to Australia to train extremists. [News]

( الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : تأسيسه ونشأته (10) ) بقلم : محمد بن غلبون

( سأصدع بالحق ) بقلم : د. ادريس بوفايد

( أول نصّ... وكتاب جديد : "حجر الزهـر" ) بقلم : محمد الأصفر

كتاب ( التعددية السياسية فى الدولة الشورية ) تأليف : د. محمد بالروين
http://www.tamiu.edu/~mbenruwin/Book1.htm

Saturday, 28 October, 2006: Italy intends to strengthen its economic cooperation with Libya and therefore the country is heavily represented at the int'l Fair in Tripoli. The undersecretary of Int'l Commerce, Mauro Agostini, who will go to Libya tomorrow, will meet the Minister of Economy and the Vice Foreign Minister. "The economic relations between Italy and Libya are good", Agostini said ... "Italy is the first commercial partner of Tripoli and we want to continue to strengthen this position". During the first six months of 2006 Italy's exports increased +21.83 pct compared with the some period last year, and reached a total of 738.818 million euros. [AGI]
Saturday, 28 October, 2006: Grimaldi Group Napoli has recently extended its services to the Libyan ports of Tripoli and Misurata. The launch of the Libya Service is yet another important link within the Grimaldi network of services, that is catering for the carriage of trailers, containers on mafi roll trailers, new and second-hand cars, earth-moving equipment and apparatus, etc. With the introduction of the Salerno/Malta/Tripoli service, the network has established the Valletta Grand Harbour as a very important hub location for transshipment of cargo. [Independent/Malta]
Saturday, 28 October, 2006: World oil prices slipped on profit-taking after gaining more than two dollars the previous day on renewed supply concerns, traders said. The 11-member OPEC promised last Friday to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) from November 1 ... Libya said Thursday it would reduce oil output by 72,000 bpd to conform with OPEC decision. And Kuwait added that it will cut oil output by 100,000 bpd starting on November 1. "More OPEC members officially announced production cuts, which supplies significant credence to OPEC's efforts to trim excess world supplies," noted Fimat analyst Mike Fitzpatrick. [AFP]

( بيان سيء السمعة ، المواطن الليبي ظاهرة صوتية ) بقلم : أمارير

( المجنـّب والتوريث ) بقلم : مصطفى محمد البركي

( إثنان فى واحد.. أم الفوضى الخلاقة؟!! ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( رسالة من بنت عـمّي ... ) بقلم : سالم محمد

( سلطةالكلام.. إرادة القوة (1) ) بقلم : محمد عبدالحميد المالكي

Friday, 27 October, 2006: Libya Thursday marked the memory of the deportation of thousands of Libyans by colonial Italy 95 years ago by cutting itself off from the rest of the world. The occasion, commemorated annually on Oct. 26, is aimed at reminding the world of what the Libyan government describes as "the biggest deportation operation in history." According to historic accounts, the number of Libyans deported to prisons and detention camps on remote Italian islands was 2,300 initially, but increased to more than 4,000 by 1916. In July 1998, Italy officially apologized to the Libyan people for the harm it caused during the colonial era. [UPI]
Friday, 27 October, 2006: Nadia Essayed has a challenging task: to develop and harmonise Africa's policy on science and technology. Originally an engineering professor from Libya, she was elected in 2004 as the African Union's commissioner for human resources, science and technology, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her first major goal is to convince African heads of state of the importance of science and technology at the African Union (AU) summit on science, technology and innovation in Addis Ababa in January 2007. [SciDev]
Friday, 27 October, 2006: In the past month, nearly 400 Libyan children infected with the AIDS virus have quietly come for treatment to some of the premier pediatric hospitals in Italy and France, sent to Europe at the expense of the Libyan government. Nearly 150 have arrived in Rome, and more than 100 are being cared for at Bambino Gesú, a hospital owned by the Vatican on a hill overlooking the city, said Dr. Guido Castelli Gattinara, the pediatrician overseeing their care. Their presence suggests that diplomatic efforts have not made much headway in resolving a bizarre medical and political case that has dragged on for years. [HT]

Nature: A Shocking Lack Of Evidence

( سـيرة بني غازي ) رواية : أحمد الفيتوري (4)

( المعارضة البالتـوكية (12) ) بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

( إلى عزيزي الليبي الموالي للأخ العقيد!؟ (3) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

Thursday, 26 October, 2006: A prestigious British science journal has spoken out about a trial in Libya involving six foreign medical workers. Five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor are accused of deliberately injecting more than 400 children with HIV-infected blood in 1998. Now the science journal Nature has taken the unusual step of obtaining documents key to the prosecution's case. Nature had the documents translated into English, and had them assessed by Aids experts from six countries. Researcher after researcher said the Libyan evidence was hopelessly flawed. In August, the chief prosecutor again demanded the death penalty if the six are convicted. [BBC]

Wednesday, 25 October, 2006: Libyan ruler Qadhafi wants to make Libya a North African aerospace center. Qadhafi has organized an aviation conference for December in Tripoli as part of his project to modernize the nation's civilian and military fleet. "This will make Libya a leading country in the region to feature the latest technologies, products and updates and the newest services available in the Libyan aviation industry," Libya's deputy air force chief of staff, Gen. Jibril Al Kadiki said. The conference and exhibition have attracted Western and Russian defense majors including Eurocopter, Dassault Aviation, Thales and MBDA, the report said. [UPI]
Wednesday, 25 October, 2006: Leading Aids scientists have denounced Libya for the wrongful imprisonment and torture of six foreign medics who are accused of deliberately infecting 400 Libyan children with HIV. In a letter to the journal Science, the scientists claim that studies have proved beyond doubt that the Aids virus was present in the Al Fateh Benghazi Children's Hospital before the arrival of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor. The letter is signed by Luc Montagnier, formerly of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, and Robert Gallo, formerly of the National Cancer Institute in Washington, who shared the credit for discovering HIV. [NZHerald]
Wednesday, 25 October, 2006: The Libyan government has denied claims that Col. Qadhafi has offered to facilitate a mediation effort between rival Muslim factions in Uganda. The factions are fighting over the controversial sale of Muslim property. Libya's ambassador Abdullah Bonjeldin yesterday said there is no such thing like a Libya-pushed-mediation. There is an impasse between the Uganda Muslim Council leadership and other Muslim camps who have accused Sheikh Shaban Mubajje and his top officials of fraudulently selling Muslim property. [The Monitor]
Wednesday, 25 October, 2006: Phoenicia Group Libya LLC, the U.S-Libyan diversified business and consultancy firm, today announced its partnership with the Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego, in organizing and implementing the MEET U.S. Program 2007 in Libya. MEET U.S., or Middle East Entrepreneur Training in the U.S, is a unique training program designed to identify, develop and sustain a new corps of business leaders for the MENA region. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), the MEET U.S Program is organized by the Beyster Institute and will be implemented in Libya by Phoenicia Group and the Libyan American Business Council, in association with the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli. [PRN]

( اتركني من فضلك ألعب ) بقلم : ياسين ابوسيف ياسين

( ملخص تقرير التـنمية الثقافية لسنة 2005/2004 ) بقلم : محمد عبدالحميد المالكي

( نادي السويحلي في رمضان )

( مسارات ) بقلم : عبدالله الكبير

( ثلاثية ليبية ) بقلم : محمد مليطان

( اقتصادنا بلا شفافية.. ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

Tuesday, 24 October, 2006: New countries have moved ahead of some Western democracies in the fifth annual Reporters Without Borders Worldwide Press Freedom Index, issued today, while the most repressive countries are still the same ones ... 1. Finland, 2. Iceland, 3. Ireland .... 151. Belarus, 152. Libya, 153. Syria ... 166. Eritrea, 167. Turkmenistan, 168. N. Korea (last). [CNW]
Tuesday, 24 October, 2006: Somalis are fleeing their homeland in the greatest numbers in years as Islamic militants seize control of more territory and edge closer to a military showdown with the weak interim government ... Fears of a broader regional conflict also have mounted. The Islamists declared jihad against neighboring Ethiopia for sending troops to back the government. Regional analysts say Iran, Libya and Saudi Arabia are aiding the Islamists. [Mercury News]
Tuesday, 24 October, 2006: The Libyan government has offered to mediate in a row between rival Muslim factions fighting in Uganda over the controversial sale of Muslim property. Hajj Habib Kagimu, President Yoweri Museveni's Special Resident Envoy in Libya, yesterday revealed that plans are already underway for Libya to settle an impasse between the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) leadership and other Muslim camps accusing Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje of fraudulently selling Muslim property. [Daily Monitor]


( مبروك عيدك .. يا العزيز عليّه ) غناء : أحمد الشبلي

( جمعية المرأة الليبية ) : دعوة لحضور حفلة عيد الفطر

Tibra: Fundraising Update     ( تبرة ) : جديد التبرعات

( هيئة المتابعة ـ المؤتمر الوطني ) : تقرير سياسي عن ليبيا

( من سرق منـّا العيد!؟ ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( محطات ليبية (17) ) بقلم : عبدالنبي ابوسيف ياسين

( الثلاثاء أول أيام عيد الفطر المبارك ) بقلم : منير سالم

( إعلان بدون عنوان ) بقلم : محمد عبدالحميد المالكي

Monday, 23 October, 2006: Algeria's ES Setif qualified for the Arab Champions League round of 16 on Saturday, after defeating Sudan's Merrikh 3-0. Libya's Ittihad beat Qatar's Al-Nahda 4-2 in Muscat and also reached the next round of the tournament. [Magharebia]
Monday, 23 October, 2006: An Iraqi court has sentenced a Tunisian man to death for terrorism. In addition to the Tunisian, the court separately sentenced three Iraqi men to death, while jailing around two dozen more people to between two and 12 years on lesser charges. The jailed insurgents included people from Egypt, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. [AFP]
Monday, 23 October, 2006: Somali government troops and Islamist fighters are massing around the central town of Burhakaba a day after it was taken by government forces. Residents are fleeing as Islamic Courts rebels vow to retake the town. Both sides in the Somali conflict are reported to have major outside backers - the government supported by Ethiopia, Uganda and Yemen; the Islamic Courts receiving aid from Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Gulf States. [BBC]

The Libyan Constitutional Union (8)   By : Mohammed Ben Ghalbon

( غدامس .. المدينة التي استوقفت الزمن ) عدسة : جلال عثمان

كتاب ( البيان بالقرآن ) تأليف : مصطفى كمال المهدوي (26)

( العيد... والمستبد!! ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

( الخطوة الأساسية ) بقلم : عبدالله الكبير

Othman el-Barrani's Eid Moonsighting - Ramadan 1427 H
http://www.qgs.com/Moonsighting_1427H/

مع اقتراب العيد : كيفية إعداد الكعك والغريّبه والمقروض

Sunday, 22 October, 2006: The French Defence Ministry has a "project" for Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi's visit to France but it can be realised only after the issue of the Bulgarian nurses is settled, France Press announced. The five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor have been accused of deliberately infecting hundreds of children with HIV. Libya is interested in buying combat Rafal aircraft and Tiger helicopters and if Qadhafi visited France he would have the chance to raise the question, the Ministry said. France's doors, however, will remain closed unless Qadhafi finds a way out for the five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor. [SNA]
Sunday, 22 October, 2006: North Korea, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon and Syria have refused to join a treaty banning chemical weapons, thereby posing a danger to 180 nations that have pledged to destroy stockpiles, the head of a monitoring group said Friday ... In the Middle East, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon and Syria "in one way or another" contended they could not sign the treaty because of a regional conflict. Among nations that have declared chemical weapons stockpiles, Russia has the most with more than 40,000 metric tons, followed by the United States with 27,000 metric tons. Other declared holders are India, Libya and Albania. [Reuters]

( المدينة الجامدة ) بقلم : سالم محمد

( سوق الحوت ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

Saturday, 21 October, 2006: Italian telecommunication equipment producer Sirti was awarded a 68 million Euro telecommunication network construction contract by the Libyan Post, Telecomm & Information Technology Company. The company will be responsible for developing the project, construction, installation, and training of future staff. The project should be completed within 18 months and will cover 3,200 km of the northern and eastern areas of the country. The new optical fibre network is part of Libya's plan to renew its telecommunications network, which envisages building advanced access networks in the country's main cities. [Magharebia]
Saturday, 21 October, 2006: Relaying Pope Benedict XVI's best wishes to Muslims around the world, the Vatican said recent controversy over a speech he made in Germany shows just how important it is to continue dialogue ... Khaled Akasheh, head of the Council for Interreligious Dialogue's section for relations with Muslims, said it is obvious that after the pope's Regensburg speech, faith and reason will be the topic treated in the Vatican's four formal dialogues with Muslims: with representatives of Egypt's al-Azhar University, with Muslim leaders from Iran, from Libya, and with the International Islamic Forum for Dialogue. [CNS]

( الجماهـير رفعـتـلـك يديها مش كرعـيها ) بقلم : محمد الأصفر

( بقع من سديم الليل ) شعر : صابر الفيتوري

( السيرة النبوية ) بقلم : د. علي محمد الصلابي (29)

( ماذا تـتوقع " لنا" السي آي أيه!! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعشة

( الأمة الأمازيغية بمفهومها السياسي، محض خرافة ) بقلم : أمارير

Friday, 20 October, 2006: In December 2003, US forces captured ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Within days Libya announced it would abandon its WMD project. But author Ron Suskind, who details the account of how Qadhafi gave up his weapons in his book ‘The One Percent Doctrine' says Libya's u-turn may have happened just after the Hussein capture, but had little to do with the Iraq war. He says Qadhafi, came to the point where he was just tired of being alone. "We sat down with the Libyans and they said, 'What do you need us do?' and we said, 'First off you have to pay off the families killed in Lockerbie'. 'You also have to bring an end to WMDs'. It had nothing to do with Iraq, that was advertising by the US President" he says. [Reuters]
Friday, 20 October, 2006: Seeking to convince oil markets of their serious intent to pare back oil production, Libya and Qatar expressed support for an additional OPEC output cut in December if needed, lining up behind the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia. "We're not talking numbers yet but if the situation calls for it we would back it," said Qatari oil minister Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah. He said he supports Naimi's position. Earlier, the Saudi minister, the group's de facto leader, said he firmly supports a plan to cut back actual production by 1 million barrels a day from Nov. 1. "We'll need to look at and discuss" the need and magnitude of an additional cut, said the head of Libya's National Oil Company Shokri Ghanem. [Dow Jones]
Friday, 20 October, 2006: ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is helping Libyana, the largest mobile operator in Libya to construct a WCDMA network. Upon completion, the network will have a capacity of 1 million lines and cover most of the country's population over 14 main cities, including the capital Tripoli. To date, over 100,000 subscribers have pre-registered. The network, supporting HSDPA, can provide 3G services such as MMS, streaming media, Java downloads, video-conferencing and POC. [PRN]
Friday, 20 October, 2006: Nasrine Adibe, internationally renowned science educator, Professor Emeritus at C. W. Post Center, Long Island University, and longtime resident of Westbury, died on Sept. 22, 2006 from complications of pneumonia. From 1954-1958, Dr. Adibe Adibe served as UNESCO Technical Assistance Expert in the newly independent Kingdom of Libya, where she designed the K-12 science curriculum that remained in use in Libya for two decades. Her program in science education was the first of its kind in the Middle East. [The Westbury Times]

( قضايا يهيجها صباح الأحد ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

Thursday, 19 October, 2006: France is in talks with Libya about modernising the north African country's weapons arsenal as part of the defence cooperation deal they renewed in 2005, officials confirmed on Wednesday. The armament division of the French defence ministry confirmed contacts had been made and said its head of int'l relations, Jean-Paul Panier, had recently visited Tripoli. Arab-language newspaper Al-Hayat on Tuesday quoted "informed sources in Paris and Tunis", as saying France and Libya had made "a big step" towards signing a series of military contracts and clinching the sale to Tripoli of around 20 French-made Airbus aeroplanes. If the planes are sold at the Airbus catalogue price, the deal would cost around 1.8 billion euros. [AFP]
Thursday, 19 October, 2006: Phoenicia Group Libya LLC, a leading U.S.-Libyan business advisory and consultancy firm, announced today a one-year turn-key VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) contract with Oxy Libya LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corp. Al-Waha IT & Telecommunications, a subsidiary of the Phoenicia Group, is tasked with the provision of an end-to-end VSAT System and Connectivity Solution in support of Occidental's drilling and exploration activities in Libya in Area Blocks 106 and 124 in the Sirte Basin. VSAT is a satellite-based communications system capable of providing internet connectivity without cable-based infrastructure, ideal for the oil and gas industry, where exploration and production activities are often carried out in remote terrain. [Market Place]
Thursday, 19 October, 2006: OPEC ministers have agreed on reducing oil supply by one million barrels per day (bpd) but have yet to reach an accord on apportioning the planned cut into country quotas, Libya's top energy official Shokri Ganem said. Ganem, speaking to Reuters late on Tuesday before flying to Doha, Qatar to attend an Opec meeting said: "We have already come to agreement on the one million bpd cut, but the issue of dividing up the amount we seek to cut needs more discussion and a decision to endorse the cut definitely." [Gulf News]

تعازي إلى آل الشريف وآل بوسنينة

( إلى عزيزي الليبي الموالي للأخ العقيد!؟ (2) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( الدعوة السنوسية شعاع من نور الاسلام ) بقلم : أحمد الحوتي

( وثبة محسوبة أم قفزة عمياء؟ ) بقلم : بوزيد لهلالي

( إن كنتم تعقلون!! ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

Libya: A Quantum Leap Or A Blind Jump?   By : Ghoma

Wednesday, 18 October, 2006: The state-owned Central Bank of Libya (CBL) will replace its core banking system with the Flexcube banking solution from I-flex, running on Oracle database 10g and Oracle application server by January 2007. CBL has begun implementing hardware and networks to support the new systems, which are aimed at improving service delivery by linking its headquarters with its three branches. The system will also be used at CBL's product, training and support sites, and will provide disaster recovery and business continuity. [ITW]

( جمعية السبيل ) : إعلان عـن اختتام حملة التبرعات لشهر رمضان المبارك

( من داخل قصر من يدعون المعرفة ) ترجمة : محمد بن احميدة

( عادة جميلة تـنحسر ) بقلم : عبدالله الكبير

( سـيرة بني غازي ) رواية : أحمد الفيتوري (3)

( تنقيط وكاكاوية مقشـّرة... وأقاصيص أخرى (2) ) بقلم : محمد الأصفر

( صفقة لمجموعة من الباحثين فى الولايات المتحدة... ) ترجمة : بوزيد لهلالي

Tuesday, 17 October, 2006: Libyan leader Qadhafi and Egyptian President Mubarak on Monday discussed the conflicts in Darfur, Sudan, and the situation in the Palestinian territories, Mubarak said. "This visit comes as part of ongoing consultations between me and President Qadhafi," Mubarak told The Associated Press at Tripoli airport as he was leaving after a visit to Libya of less than four hours. The two leaders agreed to support Syria in face of international pressure and emphasized the importance of containing disputes and tension between Hamas and Fatah in the palestinian territories, said a Libyan official on condition of anonymity. [IHT]
Tuesday, 17 October, 2006: Libyan police have detained about 1 930 illegal migrants over the past 27 days trying to sail to Europe via Italy, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. In the same period, the Libyan government deported 3 768 other would-be migrants from several African countries, who had been arrested earlier attempting to cross illegally to Italy. Libya is due to host an Africa-Europe conference on migration in November. [IOL]
Tuesday, 17 October, 2006: The EU has been warned not to deport illegal immigrants and asylum seekers to Ukraine and Libya until they can guarantee respect for human rights. The EU is stepping up co-operation with both countries in an attempt to reduce the numbers burdening member states. But Human Rights Watch says neither is a "safe" country for migrants. [BBC]

( قراءة العـيون ) بقلم : زياد العيساوي

( ذكرى التأسيس ومفترق الطرق ) بقلم : مفتاح الطيار

( BBC ترصد بثّ إذاعة صوت الأمل ) ترجمة : عبدالمنصف البوري

( نوبل للسلام والمنطق المغاير ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( تعددت الأعياد والهلال واحد ) بقلم : محمد مليطان

صلاح عجينة وصالح قادربوه : شاهدا عدلٍ ليسا منهم

موقع ليبي جديد : ( موقع الكاتب محمد الأصفر )
http://www.maktoobblog.com/alasfar-mohammad

Monday, 16 October, 2006: The United States is keen to add Libya to a group of nine north and west African nations with which it is working closely to deny al Qaeda a sanctuary in the region, senior U.S. military officials say. They are concerned that a local Islamist network, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), is building up its strength both domestically and in Europe, as well as helping to funnel militants to join the insurgency in Iraq ... "We have nine countries in this Trans-Sahara program, we'd love to make them (Libya) number 10," said a senior official at U.S. European Command in Germany, which despite its name is also responsible for military ties with most of Africa. "They'll be a unique partner. ... We're eager to play with them." [Reuters]
Monday, 16 October, 2006: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will embark on a short visit to Libya next Wednesday for talks with the Libyan Leader Muammar Qadhafi on the situation in Darfur after signing an agreement to end the struggle in eastern Sudan. The relations between Khartoum and a number of the countries in the continent will be also reviewed. Both leaders will also discuss the developments in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon; and enhancing the bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Libya at all levels plus regional and international issues. Mubarak's third visit to Libya this year will only last for few hours. [KUNA]

( القافلة تسير ) عدسة : جلال عثمان

( خطأ عابر، أم سلوك جماعةٍ مستبدة ) بقلم : أمارير

( إلى عزيزي الليبي الموالي للأخ العقيد!؟ (1) ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

The Libyan Constitutional Union (7)   By : Mohammed Ben Ghalbon

Sunday, 15 October, 2006: "Preposterous charges", this is how the influential New York Times describes the foundations of Libya's trial against five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor, accused of deliberately infecting hundreds of children with HIV. "This looming miscarriage of justice demands a strong warning to the Libyan leader Qadhafi (photo), that his efforts to join the ranks of peaceable nations will suffer if the medical workers are made the scapegoats for the failure of Libya's own health system, " the New York Times comments. "The White House holds Libya up as a model for other nations to follow in renouncing WMDs. Libya must also be judged by how it respects human rights and the rule of law," the New York said. [Novinite]
Sunday, 15 October, 2006: Two Italian tourists returned home to Verona Saturday after being freed by kidnappers in Niger following mediation by a son of Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qdhafi. Claudio Chiodi and Ivano de Capitani were abducted in an ambush in August in Niger's Agadim region, near the Chad border. They were among about 20 tourists captured. The others were released the following day, the BBC reported. Saleh Abdul Salam, head of the Qadhafi Charity Foundation -- run by Qadhafi's son Seif al-Islam (photo) -- told a news conference his organization became involved at the request of Italy's ambassador to Libya. Abdul Salam said the release was unconditional. [UPI]
Sunday, 15 October, 2006: Moroccan economic operators are preparing to hold a Moroccan trade and economic week 19-24 November in Libya to give fresh impetus to trade exchanges and partnerships between both countries, organisers announced in Rabat Friday. Under the theme, "Morocco-Libya: Partnership and Economic Complementarity", the event organised by Moroccan Centre for Export Promotion (CMPE), is aimed at regaining Libyan market by developing trade exchanges, as well as partnership and investment projects. This event is part of morocco`s efforts to recapture its market share in Libya which expresses the will to open its economy, boost private sector and develop major infrastructure projects. [Angop]
Sunday, 15 October, 2006: The UN-WFP has announced that in September, food rations reached more than 158,000 people in Darfur, western Sudan. Donors include: the U.S. ($413 million), the EU ($85.4 million), carry over from previous operations ($64 million), UN ($32 million), Canada ($17.4 million), Japan ($8.4 million), multilateral donors ($7.2 million), Australia ($7 million), Sudan ($6.2 million), Libya ($4.5 million), Germany ($2.5 million), private donors ($2.2 million), Italy ($1.9 million), Ireland ($1.8 million), Norway ($1.8 million), Switzerland ($1.7 million), Denmark ($1.7 million), New Zealand ($946,000) France ($788,000), Belgium ($604,000), UK ($366,000), Luxembourg ($255,000), Greece ($251,000) and Iceland ($200,000). [MNT]

موقع ليبي جديد : ( موقع الشيخ الدكتور علي محمد الصلابي )
http://www.slaaby.com

( أزمـيـر ) شعر : صلاح الدين الغزال

( الأخوان المسلمون ـ ليبيا ) : تعليقا على بيان النائب العام، المطلوب تحقيق مستقل

( الدولة الليبية ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

Saturday, 14 October, 2006: Three top judges on Thursday rejected legal efforts by relatives of UK residents held in Guantanamo Bay to make the British government press for their release. Instead the Appeal Court judges upheld an earlier High Court ruling backing the government's refusal to intervene. The government has secured the release of all nine British citizens held at the prison camp in Cuba but has not pressed the U.S. to free three other men who merely lived in Britain. The three are Iraqi Bisher al-Rawi, 37, his Jordanian business partner Jamil el-Banna, a refugee, and Omar Deghayes (photo), a Libyan who was detained in Pakistan. [Reuters]
Saturday, 14 October, 2006: Oil held ground on Thursday near 2006 lows below $58, as traders waited for OPEC to hammer out details of an output cut to prop up falling prices, while the market anticipated a rise in U.S. crude inventories. OPEC ministers aim to remove a million barrels per day (bpd) from oil supplies, but are divided on whether to make a reduction from a notional 28 million-bpd production ceiling or from actual supply of nearly 27.5 million bpd in September ... Libya's top oil official, Shukri Ghanem (photo) said on Wednesday that OPEC ministers are still debating how to implement the cut and how to distribute the quotas among members, although the aim was a 1 million-bpd cut. [Reuters]
Saturday, 14 October, 2006: A talent contest televised daily across the Arab world during the holy month of Ramadan ended on Thursday with a 20-year-old Libyan named the winner -- for reciting verses of the Koran from memory. Abedlhamid Abdallah Omar al-Gwail beat 82 other participants from over 70 countries to win the Dubai International Holy Quran Award with its 250,000 dirham (37,000 pounds). The participants, who must be male and 21 or younger, are judged on their memory of the scripture, their vocal ability and their skill in the art of "tajweed" -- intonation, cadence and pronunciation. [Reuters]
Saturday, 14 October, 2006: Suspected Shiite militiamen broke into Iraqi "Shaabiya" TV station and gunned down 11 Iraqi executives, producers and other staffers. So far, Shaabiya had aired only test programming of nationalist songs, including ones against the U.S. military presence in Iraq. That may have led Shiite militiamen to suspect it of a pro-Sunni ideology ... There were also rumors that the station was being financed by Libya. Reporters Without Borders said the militiamen may have been seeking to avenge the kidnapping of a revered Lebanese Shiite cleric, Imam Musa al-Sadr, 28 years ago, an attack often blamed on Libya. Al-Sadr is a distant uncle of Muqtada al-Sadr, head of the Mahdi Army, Iraq's most feared militia. [AP]
Saturday, 14 October, 2006: Rwanda could soon benefit from the political ambitions of Libyan leader Col Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi who has entered an agreement with a United States non-profit group to supply laptop computers to all school children in Libya. According to an article in The New York Times, the government of Libya, on Tuesday, October 10, reached an agreement with One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit United States group developing an inexpensive, educational laptop computer, to supply the machines to all 1.2 million Libyan schoolchildren by June 2008. The paper quotes Nicholas Negroponte, the brainchild behind the non-profit project, as saying that he discussed with Col Qadhafi the possibility of Libya financing the purchase of laptops for a group of poorer African nations like Chad, Niger and Rwanda. [The New Times]
Saturday, 14 October, 2006: Four prominent British scientists expressed their concerns about the fate of the Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian medic accused of deliberatly infecting children with HIV in Libya in an open letter to the editor of The Times [of Malta]. The scientists are Royal Society president Martin Rees, Academy of Medical Sciences president Keith Peters, Royal College of Physicians president Ian Gilmore, and Kings College, London, professor Thomas Lehner. The scienstists emphasised the conslusions of the co-discoverer of HIV Luc Montagnier and Vittorio Colizzi, an AIDS specialist from Rome University, that"all the evidence indicated that the six accused were innocent of the alleged crime". [Sofia Echo]
Saturday, 14 October, 2006: The world's biggest energy companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc and Chevron Corp., are among 47 corporations that qualified to bid in Libya's third auction of oil drilling rights. Libya will auction the permits on Dec. 20. They give the permit holder the right to search for oil and gas in 14 offshore and onshore sites, covering a total area of 99,437 square kilometers (38,400 square miles). A list of 47 companies that qualified to make offers was published on the Web site of Libya's state-owned National Oil Corp. They were chosen from among 70 oil companies and investors that had expressed interest, it said. [Bloomberg]
Saturday, 14 October, 2006: British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, paid tribute to the efforts of Libyan leader Qadhafi, in seeking a solution to the crisis in Darfur and commended the role played by the African Union (AU) in the war- ravaged western region of Sudan. Blair's foreign policy special adviser, Sir Neigel Chenowold delivered the message Wednesday evening to Qadhafi in Tripoli. Sir Neigel expressed satisfaction over the pace of relations between Libya and Great Britain. In his message, Blair underscored his country's will to expand bilateral cooperation with Libya in the sciences, defence, health and the fight against illegal immigration. [Angop]
Saturday, 14 October, 2006: The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Republican Rep. Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania traded his political influence for lucrative lobbying and consulting contracts for his daughter, according to sources with direct knowledge of the inquiry. The FBI, which opened an investigation in recent months, has formally referred the matter to the department's Public Integrity Section for additional scrutiny. At issue are Weldon's efforts between 2002 and 2004 to aid two Russian companies and two Serbian brothers with ties to strongman Slobodan Milosevic, a federal law enforcement official said. He also has met with senior officials in Libya and even in North Korea. [The Witchita Eagle]

WDR: Still At Large: Qadhafi The War Criminal

( ليبيا .. ليبيا .. ليبيا ) بقلم : محمد الأصفـر

( ضيف الرحمن ) بقلم : فتحي بن خليفة

( القرآن لقوم يعقلون!! ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

( متفرقات جمعها دفتري (6) ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( ومن بعدها يرجع أميرنا إلى ديارنا...!! ) بقلم : جاب الله موسى حسن

Friday, 13 October, 2006: Libya football authorities have dismissed their national team coach Mohsen Saleh after a lacklustre start to 2008 African Nations Cup qualifiers. Local coach Abu Baker Bany will act as caretaker coach while a permanent replacement is sought. Mohsen, who is a former Egypt international, was only given the job six months ago. Libya have one point from their two Group 10 qualifiers so far, trailing Ethiopia, Namibia and leaders DR Congo. [BBC]
Friday, 13 October, 2006: India's state-run Engineers India and Reliance Industries have submitted a joint bid for the revamp of the Azzawiya refinery in Libya, an industry source said on Thursday. Azzawiya is owned by Libya's state-run National Oil Corp. and currently processes 100,000 barrels per day. "The joint bid was submitted at August-end and Libyan authorities have said a final decision is expected within two months," the source said. The Libyan government plans to increase capacity at the refinery to 122,800 barrels per day. [Reuters]

( الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الأنسان ) : ليبيا: إدارة السجون وانتشار العنف المسلح

( في القـَبْـل ليـبـيا ) بقلم : صابر الفيتوري

( قراءة الأفكار ) بقلم : زياد العيساوي

( الإصدارات الإعلامية.. رؤية تـقـيـيمية ) بقلم : عزالدين اللواج

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

( أكثر من هـمّ ) بقلم : علي كشودة

Thursday, 12 October, 2006: The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative on Tuesday added Libya to its list of program participants when the nation's government placed a $250 million order for 1.2 million computers and the associated services, The New York Times reports. The project, originally dubbed “$100 Laptop,” was launched at MIT by researcher Nicholas Negroponte with the idea of bridging the digital divide via affordable laptops with wireless Web connectivity for use by children in underdeveloped nations. So far, Negroponte's program has signed on four countries in addition to Libya—Argentina, Brazil, Nigeria and Thailand—and it has inked an agreement with Taiwan’s Qantas Computer to build the machines, the Times reports. Negroponte visited Libya in August to meet with leaders regarding the program, including Col. Mu'ammar el-Qadhafi. [CIO]
Thursday, 12 October, 2006: Libyan officials have confirmed that one inmate was killed and several injured in an uprising at a desert detention center for political prisoners. Amnesty International and Libyan opposition groups in exile last week reported that guards shot at inmates of the Abu Salim prison on Oct. 4. Those reports said one prisoner was killed and at least nine wounded. In the first official report of the mutiny, the official news agency JANA on Tuesday cited the Libyan prosecutor's officers as saying one prisoner died and that three inmates and eight police were wounded. The report denied the earlier claims that the dead prisoner was shot, saying he had been struck on the head by a heavy object. The statement reported by JANA said prisoners occupied offices at the prison after returning from the court. They were joined by other inmates, some armed with iron bars obtained from a prison construction site. "The prisoners tried to attack the police force while others climbed the prison gate and windows in an attempt to flee, which forced the guards to use weapons to control the situation," the statement said. [AP]

لقطات من ( مظاهرة لندن احتجاجاً على أحداث سجن أبوسليم ) تصوير : عمر الهوني

( جمعية الجالية الليبية والجمعية الليبية للأطفال ) : مسابقة حفظ القرآن

( هـل تـنـتـصحون؟‼ ) بقلم : د. محمد نصر

( تصدر حسب التساهـيل.. ) بقلم : محمد مليطان

NCLO: Memo Regarding The Recent Events At Abu-Salim Prison

Wednesday, 11 October, 2006: A major security meeting focusing on illegal migration was held in the Libyan capital Tripoli Sunday, under the chairmanship of Gen. Khouildi Hmidi. The meeting brought together the various secretaries to the ministers respectively in charge of foreign affairs, Abderrahman Shalgam, Justice, Ali Hasnaoui, and Security, Salah Rajab Mesmari. [Angop]
Wednesday, 11 October, 2006: U.S. Commerce Deputy Secretary David Sampson and Congressman Curt Weldon will discuss recent developments in U.S.-Libyan relations at Cheyney University on Wednesday, October 11, 2006. The two officials will discuss the U.S. relationship with Libya as the country re-emerges into the mainstream of the international community. [PRN]

ALFA: Letter To UN High Commissioner For Human Rights

( هيئة المتابعة ـ المؤتمر الوطني ) : مذكرة بشان أحداث سجن أبوسليم

( المعارضة البالتـوكية (11) ) بقلم : محمد قدري الخوجة

( الإتحاد الوطني للإصلاح ) : إذا الشعـب يوما أراد الحياة

( القذافي.. أسطورة حيّة ( أفعى ) (2) ) بقلم : محمود الرّحال

( الأحذية التي قصمت ظهـر جحا!!! ) بقلم : سعيد العريبي

( حديث بأصوات منتصف الليل ) بقلم : أمارير

( الحكمة الخـفـيّـة (3) ) بقلم : الصادق النيهوم

Tuesday, 10 October, 2006: The authorities in Libya have ordered protesters at a jail in Tripoli to return to their cells by the end of the day after violence erupted. A sit-in protest began at Abu Salim prison last week over trial delays. Amnesty International say security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at the prisoners, leaving one dead. Hundreds were reportedly shot dead by guards during a protest over conditions in the same prison in 1996. [BBC]
Tuesday, 10 October, 2006: Libya's European oil company which is up for sale, said on Monday it had agreed to buy shares in a string of African fuel and lubricant businesses from affiliates of U.S. giant Exxon Mobil Corp. The deal covers fuel, lubricant, aviation fuel or marine petroleum businesses in Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Senegal and Reunion. The transactions include a network of about 300 service stations and associated supply and distribution facilities, including participation in 23 depots, 14 airports and four lubricant blending plants. [Reuters]
Tuesday, 10 October, 2006: The Court in Benghazi, Libya has once again delayed the hearing of the case of civil claims, made by the family of two girls, who died from AIDS. So far none of the two civil claims has been given a start due to various reasons ... During yesterday's visitation in the prison of Judeida the five Bulgarian nurses expressed hope that the forthcoming meeting of the court in Tripoli for the AIDS case would be the last one before the sentences. [FIA]
Tuesday, 10 October, 2006: Jo Fuchs Luscombe will speak about her time living in Libya in a talk on Friday. Oct. 20 at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. Luscombe served as Westport's representative in the Connecticut General Assembly and has held other positions throughout town. She has also spent a number of years living abroad, including in Venezuela and later in Libya. "At that time, Libya was a kingdom, headed by King Idris," she said. "I had to deal with the fact that in that country at that time, women were living behind the veil." Luckily, she and her husband left Libya shortly before the overthrow of the government. [WestportNow]

( التضامن ) : السجناء في معتقل أبوسليم يستمرون في اعتصامهم والسلطة تهددهم بالقتل

( حزب العدالة والديمقراطية الليبي ) : تصريح صحفي

( لجنة النشء ـ جمعية المرأة الليبية ) : دعوة لحضور حفلة عيد الفطر المبارك

( الخروج من العـتمة ) بقلم : عبدالله الكبير

( بين قـتـيل وجريح ) بقلم : ناجي الفيتوري

( لعلكم تعقلون ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

( من المقـتول.. من القاتـل.. ما المناسبة.. ) بقلم : أسعد العقيلي

On The Phone With Mohammed Buisier; Translated By: Fadwa Buisier

( إرفعوا أصواتكم يرحمكم الله!!؟؟ ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

( سـيرة بني غازي ) رواية : أحمد الفيتوري (2)

Monday, 9 October, 2006: Libya's first international exhibition and forum addressing the country's infrastructure and energy needs, Project Libya (PL), is attracting exhibition space bookings from the world's leading export technology nations. The event, to be held from December 4 to 7 at the Tripoli Int'l Fairground, is being held under the patronage of Dr 'Aisha Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, general secretary of the Wa'atassemo Foundation. National pavilions are now being formed for PL from Britain, Greece, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Spain, and the US, with other exhibitors coming from Canada, France, Germany, Malta and Turkey. They will display technology and expertise across a broad range of sectors. A number of services will also be presented, particularly in the field of training and human resources development. [The Times]
Monday, 9 October, 2006: Taiwan's state-owned Chinese Petroleum Corp. (CPC) is preparing to bid around the world for the ownership of crude mines in order to secure sufficient and steady oil supplies for Taiwan consumers, a CPC source said Sunday. Among countries such as Australia, Venezuela, Libya, Indonesia and Angola, where CPC has actively prepared for bidding, Libya has made such efforts a top priority and a CPC tender may be submitted for a Libyan crude mine area this December if the company okays the move in the next two months, an official said. [CNA]
Monday, 9 October, 2006: The Second Int'l Waatasimo Women Competition for Memorizing the Holy Quran was held in Tripoli, Libya on Oct. 4-8, Iranian Quran News Agency (IQNA) reported. Sixty six women from 63 countries contended at the five-day contests. [Iran-Daily]

( الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الأنسان ) : 10 أكتوبر: اليوم العالمى لمناهضة عقوبة الإعدام
LLHR: 10 October: World Day Against Death Penalty

تعازي إلى آل الوحيشي وآل زيـو

Libya: A Nomadic State In 21st Century?   By : Ghoma

Sunday, 8 October, 2006: In 1952, after centuries of shifting colonial rulers, Libya became an independent monarchy, the first country to achieve independence through the UN. In 1969, the king was deposed by one Col. Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi." Qadhafi instituted a repressive and brutal government not dissimilar to the Taliban in its interpretation of the Koran, including publicly broadcast executions ... Hisham Matar's (photo) Man Booker Prize short-listed In the Country of Men is the sombre and heart-catching story of Suleiman, a nine-year-old boy describing his life in 1979 under this oppressive regime, a regime as terrifying and uncertain as his home life ... Whether Matar intended it or not, The Country of Men describes the process of emotional twisting that makes a young boy turn from fear to violence, and how this process leads to corrupt and violent tyrannies as well as weak and venal mothering from oppressed and depressed women. [The Globe & Mail]
Sunday, 8 October, 2006: Tunis International Bank's (TIB) has begun expanding its operations in Algeria and Libya, in line with the strategy of Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO), the holding company, said TIB's ECO Dr. Mohammad Al-Faqeeh on Thursday. [KUNA]

( محطات ليبية (16) ) بقلم : عبدالنبي ابوسيف ياسين

The Libyan Constitutional Union (6)   By : Mohammed Ben Ghalbon

( جماهيرية المفسدين فى الأرض!! ) بقلم : جاب الله موسى حسن

( نعـناع يابـس ) بقلم : محمد الأصفـر

( على ضفاف ( بحيرة أم الماء ) ) عدسة : جلال عثمان

( القذافي.. أسطورة حيّة ( أفعى ) (1) ) بقلم : محمود الرّحال

منظمة العفو الدّوليّة تطالب بالتحقيق في قضيّة القتلى في سجن بوسليم

Amnesty International: Libya: Investigation Needed Into Prison Deaths


http://www.relief-fund.org/give_HOPE_06.pdf

Saturday, 7 October, 2006: Amnesty International (AI) calls on the Libyan authorities to ensure that a full, impartial and independent investigation is conducted into allegations that security forces used excessive force when dealing with disturbances in Abu Salim Prison in Tripoli on 4 October 2006, reportedly leading to the death of at least one prisoner and the injuring of at least nine others. In a letter sent today [6 Oct.] to the Libyan authorities the organization expressed its serious concerns about the incident and requested confirmation that an investigation has been opened and clarification of its nature, scope and methods and who is carrying it out. [AI]
Saturday, 7 October, 2006: French oil giant, Total said it had found a new oil deposit some 800-km from Tripoli, south-west of Libya. It said in a statement that the find, the first since the company was granted drilling permit in Libya in March 2001, hold potential 675 barrels of crude oil per day. Total marketing co-ordinator in Tripoli, Sami Zouari, told PANA Thursday the new find would boost the company's activities in Libya, which has an estimated 40 billion-barrel reserves of hydrocarbons including oil. Zouari said Total was banking on the third round of an international oil tender launched last August to expand its field activities in Libya. The results of the tender is expected to be announced 20 December 2006. [AfriCast]

تعازي إلى آل المنقوش وآل الكيخيا

( المنظمة الليبية لحقوق الأنسان ) : بيان صحفي بشأن أحداث سجن أبوسليم

( تحسين صورة ليبيا... الأصل أم الصورة؟! ) بقلم : سمير بن علي

( قراءة هـندسية ) بقلم : زياد العيساوي

( ماذا يملك المالكي؟! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعشة

( أحداث بوسليم.. ثقافة أم تهوّر؟! ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

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

( شجرة اليأس ) بقلم : عبدالله الكبير

( صفحة جديدة... ) بقلم : فتحي بن خليفة

Friday, 6 October, 2006: Al-Karama Organization for Human Rights [Switzerland] reported today [4 October] that the Libyan authority has given orders to shoot at the detainees inside Bou-Sleem prison located in the suburb of the capital Tripoli. The shooting has resulted in the killing of Mr. Hafez Mansour Al-Zway and the wounding of at least ten others. In 1996, the same prison had witnessed a terrible massacre in which at least one thousand detainees were killed. [Al-Karama]
Friday, 6 October, 2006: Libya, the holder of Africa's largest crude oil reserves, signed a contract with TGS-Nopec Geophysical to map its oil and gas fields, state-owned National Oil said yesterday. National Oil said it signed an agreement with the company to carry out magnetic and gravitational surveys in the central area of Sirte, where most of Libya's oil was produced. Libya wants to attract $30 billion of investment to increase production this decade to 3 million barrels of oil a day, from 1.7 million barrels a day now. [Bloomberg]
Friday, 6 October, 2006: A banking expert with law firm Mills & Reeve [UK] has returned from Tripoli following the latest in a series of top-level meetings designed to help Libya modernise its banking and commercial law. Ian Benson, a banking and finance lawyer, is among 12 members of a UK-government backed steering committee set up by the Law Society. The aims of the joint steering committee are to help Libya modernise its economy, make it more attractive to foreign investors and build up the country's reputation in the international community. [Business Weekly]
Friday, 6 October, 2006: Greece's largest refiner, Hellenic Petroleum (HP) , said today a consortium in which it participates has struck natural gas find in Libya. "A production test of the deepest zone confirmed the presence of a gas column and flowed 11 million standard cubic feet of gas per day...," Hellenic Petroleum said. The consortium, in which HP has a 20% stake, has an exploration and production-sharing agreement with Libya's National Oil Corporation. [UOL]

( التضامن ) : نذر مجزرة سجن "ابوسليم" تغـّيم على ليبيا

( الإتحاد الليبي ) : بيان بخصوص الاعتداء على سجناء بسجن بوسليم

( الشرق الأوسط الجديد.. مواسم الحصاد ) بقلم : محمد مليطان

( منظمة الأمل ) : جريمة نكراء جديدة ارتكبها النظام في معتقل إبوسليم بطرابلس

أحمد شلادي ومحمد بن احميدة : ( رفع دعوى قضائية ضد معمر القذافي في ألمانيا )

( هَدْرَزَة في السّياسَةِ والتاريخ (16 ـ الأخيرة ) ) بقلم : الصادق شكري

( مراسلون بلا حدود ) : تقرير المنظمة عن زيارتها الأخيرة إلى ليبيا ( PDF )

RSF: RSF's Report Of The Fact-Finding Visit It Made To Libya ( PDF )

Foreign Policy: The List : Political Prisoners to Watch: Fathi al-Jahmi

( عام على انطلاقة صوت الأمل ) بقلم : عبدالمنصف البوري

Thursday, 5 October, 2006: Amnesty Int'l (AI) remains concerned about five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor who face the death penalty if convicted in an ongoing trial due to resume on 31 October. The six have been held in custody since 1999, AI said in a press release. [FNA]
Thursday, 5 October, 2006: Qatar's Amir Hamad Al Thani and Libyan President Qadhafi discussed on Wednesday latest regional developments. According to Qatar News Agency, the two leaders deliberated, during a telephone call, bilateral ties and means to boost them. [KUNA]

( طـاهٍ... ) بقلم : محمد الهادي الجمل

( الخروج من الاستـثـناء إلى القاعدة ) بقلم : علي يوسف رشدان

( تـنقيط وكاكاوية مقـشـّرة... وأقاصيص أخرى (1) ) بقلم : محمد الأصفر

( منطقة فوق صفيح ملتهب.. قراءة في كتاب ) بقلم : عزالدين اللواج

( مش عاجبني...؟؟!! ) بقلم : د. ولد البحر

( مقاضاة بندقية!! ) بقلم : سعد العبرة

LLHR: UN: In Libya, The Right To Freedom Of Opinion Is Not Respected

Wednesday, 4 October, 2006: A documentary by famous movie-maker Mickey Grant draws attention to the role of hygiene in HIV transmission in Libya and the plight of the Bulgarian nurses who face the death penalty in Libya on charges of intentionally infecting children. "Injection" was released for free viewing on the Internet last week. "There are two accounts of how hundreds of children in a Libyan hospital mysteriously contracted HIV in the late 1990s. One says unhygienic medical practices fuelled the outbreak. The other argues that medical workers murdered the children - possibly in a plot sponsored by the CIA and Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service. Grant explores both accounts in his documentary Injection," Nature.com commented. [SNA]
Wednesday, 4 October, 2006: American passengers aboard a Silversea Cruise ship were denied entry to Libya in a repeat of actions from fall 2005 that caused Silversea and Oceania Cruises to cancel stops at ports in Libya, ASTA reports. Several cruise lines and tour companies are once again reconsidering whether to include Libya on future itineraries. [Travel-Agent]

( مواطـين ) شعر : لطفي عبداللطيف

( لعـلكم تعـقـلون ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

( صاد شين أم عائدون أم ليبيون!!؟؟ ) بقلم : سليم نصر الرقعي

تعازي إلى آل الفلاح     تعازي إلى آل السنوسي     تعزية إلى آل بوحميدة

Tuesday, 3 October, 2006: Libya's top oil official denied on Monday a newspaper report that U.S. private equity group The Carlyle Group would buy Libya's European oil company Tamoil and said talks with several potential buyers were continuing. "There has been no deal yet," Shokhri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp., told Reuters. "Carlyle is among the companies that presented their offers and the bank is still discussing the offers with those companies," he added, referring to BNP Paribas, which is advising Libya on the sale. Britain's The Business newspaper reported on Sunday that Carlyle had beaten Polish tycoon Jan Kulczyk and an investment fund from the UAE in the final round of the long-running auction. [Reuters]

( متلازمة كلاب السلخانة ) بقلم : عبدالله الكبير

( سـيرة بني غازي ) رواية : أحمد الفيتوري (1)

( السيرة النبوية ) بقلم : د. علي محمد الصلابي (28)

كتاب ( البيان بالقرآن ) تأليف : مصطفى كمال المهدوي (25)

كتاب ( البديل السياسي في ليبيا ) تأليف : د. فتحي الفاضلي (5)

جديد "الشبكة الليبية" : ( رمضان في الشبكة الليبية )
http://www.libya-web.net/main/da3wa/index.php?pid=1&dsid=163&did=10

Monday, 2 October, 2006: U.S. private equity firm Carlyle Group is expected to buy Libya's European oil company Tamoil, Britain's The Business newspaper reported on Sunday, citing a source close to the deal. It said Carlyle Group had beaten Polish tycoon Jan Kulczyk and an investment fund from the United Arab Emirates in the final round of the long-running auction. The newspaper said the acquisition would mark a change in the scale of Carlyle's European refining interests, which until now revolved around Petroplus, the independent refiner it bought in partnership with US fund Riverstone last year. [Reuters]
Monday, 2 October, 2006: Iranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad said extending US sanctions on Iran by the US Senate indicates that Washington is still following the same approach towards Tehran and is not inclined towards revising its policies. The bill would renew for five more years economic sanctions -- known as the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act or ILSA -- to discourage companies from investing in Iran's energy sector. Libya, which now has warming relations with the US, was dropped from the sanctions. [FNA]

( الأمة : مفهوم منسي.. لم تـنسه سوى الأمة ) بقلم : أمارير

( أتا تورك ) فصل من رواية : محمد الأصفر

( كلمة بين مدارين ) بقلم : صلاح عجينة

( "علي رشدان" مؤرخ المسرح في مصراتة ) بقلم : محمد مليطان

موقع ليبي جديد : مجلة " كراسي"
http://www.kraassi.com/kraasi_19.htm

تعازي إلى آل السنوسي

The Independent : Qadhafi's Son Opens His Arms To Foreign Investors

Libya: The Dumb State!   By : Ghoma

( ليبيا بين أوهام القذافي وبؤس الواقع ) بقلم : عبدالمنصف البوري

( حوار موسّع مع الأستاذ محمد بويصير (3) ) حاوره : عيسى عبدالقيوم

Sunday, 1 October, 2006: The council of officials of the Libyan investment agency has held its first meeting to examine the decision of the People's General Committee on the establishment of the agency and the memoranda on capitalisation of oil revenue reserve funds. [PANA]
Sunday, 1 October, 2006: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) confirmed $300 million aid to support the housing construction in the earthquake areas ... About funding for its construction, Peter Fedon, ADB director in Pakistan, said that Libyan government has shown interest in its construction with an amount of $130 million. However, it has not committed it. [Urdu Times]

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