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فاضل المسعودي : ( وفاة رئيس الحكومة الليبية السابق محمد عثمان الصيد )

( حقول الحب ) بقلم : رضوان أبوشويشة

( هرم المعرفة عند شعوبنا ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

( سريب حب ) بقلم : أحمد الفيتوري

تعازي إلى آل المطردي وابوعجيلة     تعزية إلى آل الصبيحي المغربي     تعزية إلى آل البناني وبدر

صفحات من كتاب ( بدايات الصحافة الليبية ) تأليف : عبدالعزبز الصويعي (3)

( أنا والحقيقة كما حلمت بها ) رواية جديدة ـ تأليف : د. فتحي سالم بوزخار

( ذهب الأوسلويون وجاء الأنابوليسيون..! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعَـشّة

صفحات من كـتاب ( برقة الهادئة ) (5)

( حبـّيتـك ) غـناء : أيمن الأعتر

Monday, 31 December, 2007: South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries said on Monday it had secured a 245.5 billion won ($262.3 million) boiler equipment order from the General Electric Company of Libya. Doosan said in a filing with the stock exchange the equipment will be delivered to Libya's Al Khalij by Dec. 29, 2011. [Reuters]
Monday, 31 December, 2007: Iran's Vice President Parviz Davoudi and Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi have signed a memorandum of understanding on tourism, PressTV reported. The officials also signed bilateral cooperation agreements in the fields of finance and banking, education, and the fishing industry. Mohammad Kholdinasab, director of Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism, explained that Libya is a country with a small population and high per capita income and therefore it is an ideal market for Iranian tourism. [IranMania]
( الهـداوية ) بقلم : مجاهد البوسيفي

( التاريخ سينصف إدريس السنوسي!؟ ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

( عن إصلاح الاقتصاد والسياسة في ليبيا.. يحدثونك! ) بقلم : رمضان جربوع

( كوشنير يدخل موسوعة غينيس!؟ ) بقلم : جلال الوحيشي

Sunday, 30 December, 2007: Russia hopes to complete talks on settling Libya's Soviet-era debt in January 2008, a government source said. According to official data, Libya's debt to Russia stood at around $3.5 billion as of January 1, 2006. "We are hoping to finalize the debt talks [with Libya] in January," a source in the Finance Ministry said, adding that the previous round of negotiations was held in December but the sides did not reach an agreement at the time. He said the debt settlement would determine the schedule for the forthcoming visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to the oil-rich African state. [RIA Novosti]
Sunday, 30 December, 2007: Italian naval vessels will patrol off the Libyan coast with Libyan sailors aboard to combat illegal immigration under an agreement signed by the two countries Saturday, Italy's interior ministry said. Interior Minister Giuiliano Amato and Libya's Foreign Minister Abdelrahman Shalgam signed the agreement to "intensify cooperation in the fight against criminal organisations which traffic in human beings," a statement said. Six Italian naval ships would patrol off the Libyan coast with joint crews on missions of "control, search and rescue in areas of departure and transit" of boats carrying immigrants "in both Libyan and int'l waters." [AFP]
Sunday, 30 December, 2007: Libya and UNESCO Thursday in Tripoli, Libya, signed a draft a g reement on the establishment of a regional water resources management centre in the country. Under the agreement, signed by the Libyan Secretary for Agriculture and Animal Resources, Aboubaker Mansouri, and visiting UNESCO Director General Koïchiro Matsuura, Tripoli will host the headquarters of the centre. The main mission of the centre is to help build capacity in the field of the integrated management of water and agricultural resources in Africa to promote cooperation in the area of multidisciplinary re searches and to collect studies on the state of the management of water resources in the northern region of the continent. [PanaPress]
The Boston Globe: A Battle for Libya

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : ( اليوم العالمي لإغلاق معتقل غوانتانامو )

Saturday, 29 December, 2007: Libyan bloggers have been talking about the controversy over Libyan attorney Wafa Bu’esa’s (photo) first novel Hunger Has Other Faces. (Al Jazeera’s report للجوع وجوه أخرى ) The novel, written in the first-person for “dramatic effect” as the writer says, tells the story of a girl who is forced by “living circumstances” to leave a stereotypically cloistered Libya and go live with her uncle’s family in Egypt. Here, the protagonist begins to broadcast her rejection of and hate for Islam in no uncertain terms, seeing an alternative in the Coptic Church because the “doors are always open.” Bu’esa, who grew up in Egypt, defended herself and attacked her critics in an interview with Khaled El Mheer in Libya Alyoum. She contends that her novel doesn’t preach or lecture, but “describes something which happens on a daily basis”. This “something” appears to be a reference to depressed, repressed ex-Muslim girls flocking to (permanently open) Coptic Church doors. [MidEast Youth]
Saturday, 29 December, 2007: Libya has condemned Thursday's terrorist attack which claimed the life of ex-Pakistani prime minister and leader of the opposition, Benazir Bhutto, according to a communiqué of the Libyan Foreign Ministry in Tripoli. In the communiqué, Libya condemned the "odious terrorist operation" which killed Ms. Bhutto, the chairperson of the Pakistani People's Party (PPP). The people's committee for external relations and int'l cooperation expressed its heartfelt condolences to Ms Bhutto's family and the Pakistani people, and affirmed its staunch opposition to "all that is likely to jeopardize security and peace in Pakistani society".
Saturday, 29 December, 2007: The Libyan Ambassador in Monrovia says his government would assemble a rubber factory in Liberia. Speaking recently at an honoring program organized by the Government of Liberia, Ambassador Mohammed Omar Talbi said when the rubber factory is constructed; it would produce semi-finished rubber products for domestic consumption and export. "We are working on establishing a joint-venture holding company in which both Liberians and Libyans would be partners for the benefit of both countries," he said. The Libyan Ambassador disclosed that massive Libyan investments would resume in Liberia shortly. [The News]
Saturday, 29 December, 2007: Security experts fear Pakistan's nuclear materials could fall into the hands of Islamic militants as the country's instability deepens in the wake of Benazir Bhutto's assassination. In early 2005, a joint security assessment by the CIA and the U.S. National Intelligence Council predicted Pakistan would become "a failed state, ripe with civil war, bloodshed, rivalries and a struggle for control of its nuclear weapons and complete Talibanisation" by 2015. The security of Pakistan's nuclear programme has been of int'l concern since the 1990s when suspicions emerged that A.Q. Khan was trading know-how with China and N. Korea. Khan confessed in 2004, admitting that Iran and Libya had been among his clients. [Reuters]
( الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : تأسيسه ونشأته (20) ) بقلم : محمد بن غلبون

( أكثر من حديث وأكثر من سنـّة ) بقلم : الصادق النيهوم

( الإستبداد الداخلي والإرهاب الخارجي (4) ) بقلم : عبدالمنصف البوري

( العيد على الطريقة السلفية ) بقلم : سليمان الشجاع

( القدرة الشفائية للماء ) ترجمة : محمد الصيد

Friday, 28 December, 2007: Fathi Eljahmi, the most prominent pro-democracy activist in Libya, lives in a small cell in a large prison outside Tripoli. His brother, Mohamed, lives in a small ranch house in Chelmsford, USA. A couple of weeks ago, as the preposterous, preening Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi was pitching his Bedouin tent in the garden of the Hotel de Marigny in Paris, Mohamed Eljahmi was sitting in a small office, just off his kitchen, tapping out e-mails. While Qadhafi, the Libyan dictator, uses petrodollars to buy legitimacy, Mohamed Eljahmi uses the Internet and the telephone to remind people that Qadhafi is a phony and two-bit tyrant. "My brother called for democracy," Mohamed Eljahmi said. "He called for free speech, the rule of law, a free press, a constitution, the creation of a civil society. For this, Qadhafi threw him in jail." [The Boston Globe]
Friday, 28 December, 2007: The 12th session of the joint Libya-Iran commission closed here Wednesday with the signing of nine agreements, memorandum and cooperation programmes in various fields, witnessed by Prime Minister Dr. Baghdadi Mahmoudi, and the first Iranian Vice-President, Pervez Davoudi. The agreements cover investment, higher education, maritime transport, sea resources and banking. The agreement documents were signed on the Libyan side by the secretary of planning, Dr. Tahar Jehimi, and the secretary of economy Dr. Ali Issaoui, as well as the Director of the Office for Investment Abderrahman Gamoudi, and on the Iranian side by the Housing and Planning Minister, Mohamed Saidi Kia and that of economy, Davoud Danesh-Jafari. [Panapress]
Friday, 28 December, 2007: Taureg rebels in northern Mali have agreed to free 10 of 36 soldiers they took hostage in August, a Malian official said Thursday. "Ten of the 36 Malian hostages will be handed over on Friday at an official ceremony in Tinzaoutene," in Kidal region near Mali's border with Algeria, the official in a committee that monitors accords between the government and ex-rebels told AFP. "The release of the other hostages will take place soon, thanks to mediation by Libya," added the official, who asked not to be named. [AFP]
الساطور : ( الضيف الثقيل )

( وعيوني سهارى ) غناء : أيمن الأعتر

( قراءة فى إنجيل الأغنية الليبية ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

د. الهادي شلوف : ( تزوير وثائق ومستندات الدولة الليبية من قبل رجال قانون.. )

Thursday, 27 December, 2007: Libyan national football team managed to gain four places in the FIFA World Cup ranking since last December finishing 2007 in 95th place from last year’s 99 thanks to the last two results in two matches at the Pan Arab Games before the ranking list was released. They were, a 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia and a scoreless away draw against Egypt. It was a mixed year for the team. It took part in the qualifying rounds of the Africa Cup and started the year in 98th position at the end of the first month of the ranking in January. It is worth recalling that Libya’s highest FIFA ranking was in Nov. 2004 when it was ranked 61st. [TP]
Thursday, 27 December, 2007: Iranian Vice President Parviz Davoudi arrived in Libya on Wednesday for economic talks -- the first top official from Tehran to visit Tripoli for 25 years, a Libyan source said. Davoudi was welcomed by Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi, with whom he co-chairs the Iranian-Libyan economic commission, ahead of two days of talks aimed at strengthening economic ties. The pair will discuss a series of trade agreements and aim to develop links between the countries in the electricity, gas, oil and water sectors. Iran and Libya have established good relations in several economic fields particularly energy. [AFP]
Thursday, 27 December, 2007: Bosnia's largest engineering group Energoinvest has clinched a new $52 million deal with Libya to build power transmission lines and a transformer station, General Manager Dzemail Vlahovljak said on Wednesday. Vlahovljak said Energoinvest has now secured projects amounting to over 120 million euros ($172.7 million) in Libya and projects worth some 60 million euros in Algiers, its traditional markets from before the 1992-95 war. "These contracts provide security and stability to our operation, which was hurt this year by the global political situation, particularly in Algiers," Vlahovljak told an annual news conference. [Reuters]
( مفتي يقول : ختان البنات لا حلال ولا حرام!! ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

( القاعدة في ليبيا (4) ) بقلم : فرج بوالعَـشّة

( أوروبا من أفيال هنيبال.. إلى خيمة القذافي..!! ) بقلم : سعد العبرة

( علامات الترقيم وأهـميتها فى الكتابة ) بقلم : عبدالباسط أبوحميدة

( برقة فى مواجهة ثقافة "العشة"!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( هل نستفيد من هذا الدرس؟؟ ) بقلم : المحامي الشارف الغرياني

( دبلوماسية المخاطرة ) تلخيص وتعليق : الباهي بن يدر

Wednesday, 26 December, 2007: Israel expects Libya to act "reasonably" and without "discrimination" when it becomes a member of the Security Council on January 1 and begins a one-month stint as Security Council president, Roni Leshno Ya'ar, the Foreign Ministry's deputy director-general who heads its UN and international organizations division, said Tuesday. "We expect Libya, as a member of the Security Council, and especially as the president of the council, will work according to customary practice in that body, that is to say reasonably and without discrimination toward all the members, including Israel," Leshno Ya'ar said. Leshno Ya'ar added that Israel expected that the door to the president's office would be open to all countries, including Israel. [JPost]
Wednesday, 26 December, 2007: The 12th session of the Iran-Libya Joint Economic Commission starts today in Tripoli, housing and urban development ministry official says. The Iranian delegation to the joint commission is headed by Mohammad Saeedi-Kia, the minister of housing and urban development, and consists of Davoud Danesh-Ja'fari, the minister of economic affairs and finance, and representatives from the public and private sectors, Nader Ja'fari, head of the ministry's public relations said. Libya's delegation will be headed by Libya's minister of planning, Taher E. Jehaimi. Cooperation in commercial shipping, maritime and trade preferences, avoidance of double taxation, customs duties and banking are among the issues to be discussed. [Press TV]
Wednesday, 26 December, 2007: While the complex negotiations between Italy and Libya to definitively close the controversies of the past continue, the trade relations between the two countries are showing no signs of relenting: in the third quarter of 2007, the exports of Italian companies rose (by 11.2% compared to the same period of 2006, for a value of 1.2 billion euro), along with the imports (up 5.7%), which almost reached the record high figure of 10 billion euro. The data emerged from a report by the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, based on the latest ISTAT data related to the Italian trade exchanges with 13 countries of the region (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Malta, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestinian Territories and Jordan). Libya alone represents 41.5% of our imports from the region, supported mainly by the hydrocarbon sector. [Ansa]
تعازي إلى آل الرقيّق ونادي الهلال

( الإستبداد الداخلي والإرهاب الخارجي (3) ) بقلم : عبدالمنصف البوري

( معركة الاستقلال.. صراع من أجل الحرية والوحدة والسيادة ) بقلم : ابراهيم صهد

( لجنة التضامن مع سجناء الرأي في ليبيا ) : نداء

Tuesday, 25 December, 2007: Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit Libya and meet with his Libyan counterpart Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. "The leaders of the two countries intend to discuss a large package of agreements on economic, political and military-technical cooperation." Itar-Tass and RIA news agencies quoted Lavrov as saying. Lavrov has conveyed a message from Putin to Qadhafi during his Monday's meeting with the Libyan leader in Tripoli. Following warming relations with the West, Libya is becoming more attractive to foreign investors thanks to its great reservation of oil and gas. Russian gas giant Gazprom and oil company Tatneft have started field development in Libya. The two countries are also considering joint projects in power generation, pipelines, housing and railway construction. [Xinhua]
Tuesday, 25 December, 2007: The Russian Foreign Ministry pledged on Monday to boost economic and trade relations with Libya, following a visit by its Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. "The sides hailed a favorable atmosphere in bilateral relations contributing to their dynamic progress and stated considerable potential for mutually profitable cooperation and interest in realizing it to the fullest," it said in a statement. "In this context, both sides voiced readiness to step up joint efforts, above all in the trade, economic and investment spheres. A solid package of contracts for the realization of joint projects is shaping up," it said. The two nations also have agreed to deepen interaction on the int'l arena, particularly in the UN Security Council. [Xinhua]
Tuesday, 25 December, 2007: Russian minister of Foreign Affairs makes an official visit to Libya on the eve of its UN chairmanship. Russia intends to cooperate with Libya in atomic energy sphere. Today during the two-day official visit Sergey Lavrov, the Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, has met Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, the Libya’s leader. The both sides have announced the renewal of bilateral cooperation in military, energy, trade-economic, industrial spheres. Some contracts have been already signed and now the sides are talking over the agreements on the investments security and double taxation avoiding. The Russian Minister has claimed that Russia is ready to cooperate with Libya in realization its right for using peaceful atom. [Russia-IC]
Tuesday, 25 December, 2007: Russia's foreign minister said on Monday that the head of LUKoil Overseas company who was detained in Libya late last month will be released in the next few days. Alexander Tsygankov was arrested in Tripoli, the capital of Libya, on November 25. No official charges were pressed against him. "There has obviously been some misunderstanding, and we have been told that it will be resolved in the next few days," Sergei Lavrov said. A respected Russian daily, Vedomosti, quoted a Libyan official early this month as saying that Tsygankov's arrest and the search of the company's offices were all connected to commercial espionage ahead of a December 9 tender for 12 prospective gas fields in Libya, comprising 41 blocks. A Foreign Ministry official said the main suspects were employees of Libya's national oil company. [RIA Novosti]
24 ديسمبر 2007م : عيد الأستقلال

الساطور : في الذكرى 56 للأستقلال المجيد

( الإستقلال والهوية الليبية!؟ ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

كتاب ( البديل السياسي في ليبيا ) تأليف : د. فتحي الفاضلي (14)

( فأهلّ في برج السعود هلال ) بقلم : علي بن زيدان

( هل يعرف الإسلام فصل السلطات؟ ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

جمعية المحافظة على راية الأستقلال : في الذكرى 56 للأستقلال المجيد

تعزية إلى آل بن غزي

ليبيا الغد : ذكرى الاستقلال ... فخر واعتزاز

الساطور : كفاكم طرب يا عرب

Monday, 24 December, 2007: Malawi, which once had strong diplomatic ties with Libya, has told the north African nation to close its mission in Lilongwe as it was no longer necessary, media reports said Sunday. "Malawi observed that there was little business between the two countries. We felt we don't need each other that much," foreign secretary Ben Mbewe was quoted by the independent Sunday Nation newspaper. Mbewe said the Libyans were advised that Malawi "will not feel anything if they also leave the country". Malawi set up diplomatic ties with Libya in 2001 during the reign of former President Bakili Muluzi, who often said his poor southern African country would benefit from cooperation with Libya. The Mutharika administration has suspicions that Libya funds Muluzi's United Democratic Front, which is seeking to unseat Mutharika in elections in 2009. [AFP]
Monday, 24 December, 2007: Westminister has agreed a controversial deal with Libya to return Libyan prisoners held in British jails to their home country. A letter was sent by Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, to Tripoli last night outlining the agreement. The deal will include Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, but Scottish ministers will have been promised a veto over whether he can go home. The Scotsman understands that Kenny MacAskill, the justice minister, was briefed by Mr Straw yesterday over the phone. But Alex Salmond, the First Minister, last night accused the government of crass insensitivity over the move – and disputed the claim that ministers would have the final say. The deal comes just 48 hours before the 19th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over the town of Lockerbie, which claimed 270 lives in 1988. [The Scotsman]
Monday, 24 December, 2007: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks in Libya on Sunday as the longtime pariah state consolidated its return to the international fold. Lavrov had been expected to offer Russian help for Libya's plans to develop a civil nuclear power programme, barely four years after it renounced efforts to develop a non-conventional arsenal in a move that launched its rapprochement with the West. But after talks with his Libyan counterpart Abdelrahman Shalgham, the Russian chief diplomat made no specific announcement on nuclear energy. He said only that a number of projects in energy and other fields were being discussed. "I am satisfied with these negotiations," Russia's Interfax news agency quoted Lavrov as saying. [AFP]
Monnday, 24 December, 2007: The Bush administration is balking at Libya's request for more money to destroy 23 tons of mustard gas that the U.S. says are a tempting target for terrorists. The U.S. estimates that the cost of building a destruction facility and rendering the materials harmless is about $65 million and has offered to contribute $45 million. ``Where it stands right now is we have a continuing offer on the table if the Libyans wish to reconsider it,'' said acting U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Donald Mahley, who has been involved in talks on the issue. ``From the Libyans' point of view, the main issue was cost,'' along with other contract terms, he said in an interview. While Libya's mustard-gas stockpile is small compared with America's 14,000 tons of chemical agents and Russia's 30,000 tons, it's a concern to the U.S. ``Any chemical agent like that that is sitting out there in the world is a lucrative potential target for terrorists,'' said Mahley. [Bloomberg]
Monday, 24 December, 2007: China Oilfield Services Ltd said it has signed a contract with a Libyan drilling company to provide four onshore drill rigs. China Oilfield will supply two 7,000-meter and two 5,000-meter rigs, as well as senior technical personnel to manage the project. The three-year contract begins in March 2008. "This is COSL's first overseas onshore drilling contract, and it signifies a breakthrough in our internationalization strategy. We see Libya as our new starting point from which to expand to the Middle East and North Africa," CEO Yuan Guangyu said. Financial details of the contract were not provided. [Trading Markets]
( في الذكرى الخامسة عشرة للفاجعة ) بقلم : صلاح عبدالعزيز

لقطات من من حفلة عيد الأضحى التي أقامتها جمعية التكافل والمدرسة العربية (الليبية)

( صفقات بصفعات ) بقلم : ادرار نفوسه

( ملعب 28 مارس ينبغي إزالته.. لا صيانته!؟ ) بقلم : جلال الوحيشي

Sunday, 23 December, 2007: The Philippine government on Saturday advised overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Libya to adhere to that country’s newly imposed regulation requiring their passports to carry the appropriate Arabic translation. In a report to Labor and Employment Secretary Arturo D. Brion, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Tripoli, Libya said that non-adherence by OFWs to the new policy would severely affect their entry or re-entry to Libya, resulting in deportation. Labor Attache Nasser Mustafa, who heads the POLO in Libya, warned that after the new policy was implemented by the Libyan government, three OFWs returning to Tripoli after vacation were not allowed to re-enter the country, and were deported. [Global Nation]
Sunday, 23 December, 2007: Europe's Ariane 5 rocket on Friday successfully launched telecommunications satellites for a U.S.-Japanese joint venture and a startup company that will offer telephone and Internet service throughout Africa after a decade-long struggle for financing Also placed into geostationary transfer orbit was the Rascom-QAF1 satellite, for the RascomStar-QAF company registered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Rascom's shareholders are 45 African nations, led by Libya. Rascom has been trying for more than a decade to assemble the program. With the entry of Libya Africa Investment Portfolio and the Libyan General Post and Telecomm. Co., and later by three African development banks, the $370 million package was secured. [Space]
Sunday, 23 December, 2007: A former Israeli secret agent is planning to turn the Lockerbie disaster into a big screen hit, blaming Iran, not Libya, for the atrocity. Juval Aviv was behind the book that inspired the acclaimed Steven Spielberg blockbuster Munich. His latest project is a fictional account of the Lockerbie disaster – in which 270 people were killed – and he hopes that the Jaws and ET filmmaker can make it into a major movie. Flight 103 – which alleges that the Iranians and the American secret services were complicit in the atrocity – will be published early in the new year. The book is expected to become an int'l bestseller, and the former Mossad agent has revealed he is in talks with a number of high-profile Hollywood directors over the film rights. [Scotsman]
( صهيل الريح.. قراءة في المجموعة الشعرية "امرأة من أويا" ) بقلم : صلاح الحداد

الساطور : ( وما خلقت جهنم الا لأجلكم )

( مقارنة ) شعر : عاشور الطويبي

صفحات من كـتاب ( برقة الهادئة ) (4)

Saturday, 22 December, 2007: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday she wanted to visit Libya, saying it would be an "important step" in cementing ties with the former foe, but provided no date for a trip. Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel-Rahman Shalgam is set to meet Rice in Washington on Jan. 3, and Rice told reporters she was looking forward to going to Libya herself. Libya has been pushing hard for a visit by Rice to Tripoli, which would be an obvious sign of closer ties between the two countries. "I actually look forward to the opportunity to go to Libya. I think it will be an important step," Rice told reporters. [Reuters]
Saturday, 22 December, 2007: The Maltese film Il-Gagga was screened at the Italian Cultural Institute (ICI) in Tripoli, Libya, as part of The Great Directors International Film Festival. Productions from 16 countries, including Malta, are being screened in various locations in Tripoli. The festival is organised by ICI in collaboration with the Tripoli's Committee for Culture and with the participation of the Embassies of Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, N. Korea, Japan, Malta, Poland, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA. [The Independent]
Saturday, 22 December, 2007: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday held out the prospect of improved relations with the remaining two members of President Bush's "axis of evil," Iran and N. Korea, as long as they meet int'l demands over their nuclear programs. Rice said the Bush administration in its remaining year would welcome fundamental changes in its dealings with the two countries, as well as with Syria, and as an example pointed to warming ties with Libya, which renounced WMD in 2003. "The U.S. doesn't have permanent enemies, we're too great a country for that," she told reporters at a State Department press conference. [AP]
( صمت فيروز ) بقلم : محمد بعيو المصراتي

( ابتسم ) شعر : محمد الشلطامي

When The Caudillo Went Camping Up North...!  By : Ghoma

Friday, 21 December, 2007: More militants from Libya are turning up in Iraq, U.S. military researchers say. U.S. Military Academy researchers studying documents note the continuing predominance of Saudis among foreign fighters. But an "apparent surge" in Libyans could be tied to "the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group's (LIFG) increasingly cooperative relationship with al Qaeda," a West Point report says. The Libyan group officially joined al Qaeda on November 3, according to the report, called "Al Qaeda's Foreign Fighters in Iraq: A First Look at the Sinjar Records." The 30-page report reviewed documents seized in a September raid in the Sinjar area close to the Syrian border. The data at that time was called "an al Qaeda Rolodex" by one official. [CNN]
Friday, 21 December, 2007: The recent defence accord between France and Libya, worth a potential EUR4 billion (USD 5.4 billion) , will probably be monitored with great interest by Russia and Italy. Both countries have been involved with Libya in the past, according to a feature that will be published in Jane’s Defence Industry and Jane’s Defence Weekly this week. The deal could be the largest defence package Libya has achieved since the normalisation of relations with Europe. Libya’s Air Force has requirements worth EUR2.9 billion (USD4 billion) over the next 10 years, whilst the land forces have requirements worth EUR730 million (USD1 billion) and the navy EUR440 million (USD600 million). Tripoli has set a deadline of 1 July 2008 for commercial agreements, with an industry source telling Jane’s that this “leaves Libya free to scrap the exclusive clause and talk to others if no deal is struck by then” with France – a fact that could well be of interest to Moscow and Rome. [JIG]
Friday, 21 December, 2007: Jill Worrall is taking the road less travelled to two remote cemeteries in the town of Tobruk. She will visit the graves of almost 500 New Zealanders who fell in the Second World War and hopes to lay a poppy down on behalf of the people of South Canterbury. The remote location of the two cemeteries means the resting place of many New Zealanders is less visited than in Turkey or Belgium. Jill is looking for South Cantabrians who may have relatives or old friends buried in either the Knightsbridge (acroma) or the Tobruk Commonwealth War Cemetery so that she can visit the site, leave a poppy and take a photo for loved ones. She wants to pay respect to some of New Zealand's war casualties in Libya on behalf of others. [Herald]
( أسبانيا تستقبل القذافي وهي تلعن فرانكو ) بقلم : عمر الكدي

( مقال د. محمد الشحومي وتقبيل يد القحبة!! ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

أتقدم إلى كافة الأخوة الليبيين والأخوات الليبيات بأجمل التهاني وأطيب التمنيات بمناسبة عـيد الأضحى المبارك أعـاده الله عـلينا جـميعاً بالخيـر والسعادة.   ابراهيم سعـيد اغـنيوه


( مبروك عيدك.. ) غناء : أحمد الشبلي

( عيد بدون القذافي ) بقلم : ادرار نفوسه

Thursday, 20 December, 2007: Britain is about to sign an agreement with Libya which could pave the way for the eventual return of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has said. A Scottish Government source said Justice Secretary Jack Straw spoke to his opposite number north of the border, Kenny MacAskill, and told him Abdelbaset al-Megrahi would not be excluded from a Prisoner Transfer Agreement (PTA) expected to be finalised soon. Mr Salmond said he was "deeply disappointed" by the development, which comes just days ahead of the 19th anniversary of the 1988 outrage. Al-Megrahi, who is serving life in Greenock Prison, is currently pursuing a second appeal against his 2001 conviction for bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie on December 21 1988. [The Press Association]
Thursday, 20 December, 2007: Russia offered Wednesday to help Libya in its pursuit of nuclear energy and announced a visit to the former pariah state this weekend by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a report said. "We are ready to help Libya realise its enduring right to attain civilian nuclear (energy)," foreign ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said, according to the Ria Novosti news agency. Kamynin said Lavrov would visit Libya for two days from Sunday and would meet his Libyan counterpart Abdelrahaman Shalgham for discussions on a range of issues. "There will be an exchange of opinions on topical international and regional matters based on a joint working relationship at the heart of the UN," the spokesman said. Libya was one of five new members elected in October as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2008 and 2009. [AFP]
Thursday, 20 December, 2007: From January 29 to February 3, 2008, the 9th Session of the African Union (AU) will be held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Currently, Libya, Eritrea and Egypt all pose threats to Ethiopia's national security. These countries are fueling the Islamic Courts Union of Somalia as well as providing assistance towards the internal rebel fronts in Ethiopia such as the Oromo Liberation Front, Ogaden National Liberation Front, Sidama Liberation Front and the Ethiopian People's Patriotic Front. These four organizations are active in covert terrorist attacks in Addis Ababa as well as in the state cities and towns. Sadly enough, both Libya and Egypt are members of the AU - while Eritrea has rejected membership. The significance of Libya and Egypt's membership in the AU comes into play when these countries not only have diplomatic missions in Ethiopia but their heads of state flock to Addis Ababa annually for the AU Summit. [Africa Path]
Thursday, 20 December, 2007: Intitially, the US Congress did not allocate the $108 million requested by the Administration to fund a new US Embassy in Libya. Furthermore, Congress said it would not hold confirmation hearings for the ambassador designate. Congress refused to provide funding because Libya has not paid out the last $2 million per family as stipulated in the Lockerbie settlement. Financial closure on the LaBelle Disco bombing terrorism case has proved elusive as well. In September 2006, Representatives of the LaBelle victims, the Government of Libya, and the US State Department met and hammered out a settlement that was filed in US courts. Inexplicably, though, Libya also subsequently reneged on this agreement--on June 30, 2006--the day the Administration removed Libya from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. Yesterday, though, the House acceded to the Administration's request to fund the US Embassy. However, Congress did say that it will not allow the Administration to provide any financial aid to or run any programs in Libya. [Counter Terrorism]
( الإستبداد الداخلي والإرهاب الخارجي (2) ) بقلم : عبدالمنصف البوري

( إقامة العدل أم إقامة الشعائر؟! ) بقلم : الصادق النيهوم

( الإيحاء الصامت : عندما تتحدث السياسة بالرمز ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

Wednesday, 19 December, 2007: Libyan leader Qadhafi has left Spain after a five day visit, saying his country wants to cooperate with Europe in preventing further terror attacks. Up until recent times, Libya had been thought of as a supporter and financier of some terrorist activities. However, the extradition of Libyan suspects in the 1988 Lockerbie plane disaster and the ending of the Libyan nuclear program has led Europe to once again embrace the country and its leader. Last week, Qadhafi was received with all honours by French President Sarkozy, while this week Libya and Spain have signed economic cooperation agreements. Spanish companies have been given Libyan defence and construction contracts worth twelve billion euros. [Toronto News]
Wednesday, 19 December, 2007: Spain and Libya have reached a framework agreement that could see Spanish firms invest as much as $17 billion in Libya, the government said Tuesday. The agreement was reached in talks Monday evening between Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Libyan leader Qadhafi, who is making his first official visit to Spain. The deal, which still has to be fleshed out, could see Spanish firms invest $5b. in the Libyan energy sector, $2.9b. in defense and aeronautics and up to $10b. in a huge Libyan project to develop the country's infrastructure, Zapatero's office said. It did not explain why the figures were given in different currencies. During the talks, Zapatero said Libya's process of seeking reconciliation with the West after decades of hostility is yielding benefits for both Libya and the European Union. [The Jerusalem Post]
Wednesday, 19 December, 2007: South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co said on Tuesday it had signed a 630.4 billion won ($675.4 million) deal to build a power plant in Libya. The contract was for part of a $1.36 billion order Hyundai won from Libya in October, the builder said in a filing with the local stock exchange. It is set to ink a contract soon for another power plant it had agreed to build, Hyundai added. [Reuters]
Wednesday, 19 December, 2007: Trading company Latinex, based in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba, has just closed its first sale to Libya. According to company partner Eduardo Moraes, three 40-foot containers of assorted biscuits worth US$ 90,000 were delivered two weeks ago. The company specialises in exports of foodstuffs and beverages. The buyer, according to Moraes, is a Libyan distributor who also owns a shopping mall in the country, which houses a supermarket and stores. He expects for sales to become regular. Initial contact between the two businessmen took place during Tripoli International Fair, held in the capital of the Arab country in April. The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce had a stand at the fair, in which Latinex and furniture maker Itatiaia Móveis, from the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, showcased their products. [Anba]
( الحبس للتريس ) بقلم : محمد ربيع كباون

( قادة مسيحيون يطلبون المغفرة من المسلمين ) ترجمة : رمضان أحمد جربوع

( مرحبتين بعد جيتينا... ما شمّـتي والي فينا ) مجرودة : ابراهيم الصافي

( أرقص على جرحي ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( للتنبؤ بالمستقبل يجب قراءة الماضي والحاضر ) بقلم : محمد بن احميدة

صفحات من كتاب ( بدايات الصحافة الليبية ) تأليف : عبدالعزبز الصويعي (2)

Tuesday, 18 December, 2007: Spain and Libya agreed on Monday to cooperate in fields including fighting terrorism, defense and economy, among others. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero met in Madrid with visiting Libyan leader Qadhafi and discussed with him terrorism and other issues. The two leaders expressed opposition against linking terrorism with any country, culture, or religion. They called for mutual understanding and tolerance among different cultures and religions and urged for more talks. The two leaders agreed to promote information sharing in anti-terrorism efforts and enhance cooperation in immigration management and combating human trafficking. Qadhafi arrived in Madrid Monday for a two-day visit. [Xinhua]
Tuesday, 18 December, 2007: Libyan leader Qadhafi, seeking reconciliation with the West after renouncing terrorism and nuclear weapons, has begun an official visit to Spain. The Libyan leader met Monday in Madrid with Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. After the meeting, the two were joined by Foreign Minister Miguel Engel Moratinos and several business leaders for an official dinner. Mr. Gadhafi was also scheduled to meet with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia as well as business representatives. Mr. Gadhafi is expected to sign several agreements, including an immigration accord, and investment deals. Diplomats say several major business contracts will also be negotiated. The official part of his visit follows a two-day private trip to southern Spain's Andalusia region. The Libyan leader arrived in Spain from France, where he signed nearly $15 billion in contracts with Paris. The deals included Libya's purchase of a civilian nuclear reactor and 21 Airbus jetliners. [VOA]
Tuesday, 18 December, 2007: A Switzerland- based Libyan Investment Company, Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (LAP) in partnership with a local Ngo, the Foundation for Africa Development Aid (ADA) has brought into Liberia US$30M for rice development. LAP Vice President A. Filipe Gago and ADA Chief Executive Amb. Windell Macintosh arrived from Europe for discussions with the Liberian Government to complete legal works that will lead to full skill operation of the company in Liberia. Gago and Macintosh told reporters Saturday at a news conference in Monrovia that the rice development investment initiatives are aimed at making Liberia self sufficiency in rice production. Mr. Gago told journalists that the Libya Africa Investment Fund was created in 2006 by the Libyan government with a US$5 billion as initial investment to contribute to the Development of African countries in the areas of mining, agriculture, hotel and tourism among others. [The Analyst]
تعزية إلى آل اشلاك     تعازي إلى آل الغنودي
تعزية إلى آل الكشيك     تعازي إلى آل المنقوش والبرّاني

( وجه واحد لخرافة أم بسيسي ) بقلم : صلاح عجينة

( هل المسلم كله خير والكافر كله شرّ!؟ ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

Monday, 17 December, 2007: The rehabilitation of Libya – the terrorist-supporting state with WMD – had been considered one of the crowning foreign-policy achievements of the Bush administration. Tripoli underwent a dramatic transformation in Washington's eyes after the disclosure and abandonment of its nuclear program in 2003. In 2004, after about 25 years with no diplomatic presence in Libya, the US opened a temporary mission in Tripoli, the capital. In August 2007, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced that she would visit Tripoli. Full restoration of diplomatic and economic relations appeared to be just around the corner. But this fall, US-Libyan relations hit a snag: Congress denied the administration's 2008 budget request to construct a new embassy. Congress also let it be known that it would not hold confirmation hearings for Gene Kretz, the administration's ambassador-designate to Tripoli. And now it appears Secretary Rice's travel plans have been shelved ... There are plenty of reasons why the US should not have good relations with Libya. Libya today remains a ruthless dictatorship. Its human rights record is "appalling," according to Human Rights Watch. [CSM]
Monday, 17 December, 2007: The European Union has dcided to open negotiations with Libya in order to conclude a "framework cooperation agreement" with this country. “The European Council welcomes the prospects for concluding a framework agreement with Libya in line with the Council Conclusions of October 2007, which should constitute a turning point on the development of a new stage in the relationship of the EU with this Mediterranean country, including on migration issues.,” the EU leaders said in a statement issued after their summit meeting in Brussels on Friday. At a press conference after the summit, French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared that "one cannot turn the back to a country which has taken the way of abandoning arms of massive destruction and terrorism." Qadhafi’s 5-day visit to France was marked by fierce criticism that the Libyan leader refused to address the issue of human rights abuses in his country. He even contradicted President Sarkozy when he dened that the issue had come up during their meeting. "Human rights are not an issue in my country," he told France 2 television, adding, "Libya has never committed a terrorist act." [EJP]
Monday, 17 December, 2007: Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi and his entourage quit Sunday a five-star hotel in southern Spain a day earlier than expected and headed to the port city of Malaga, a source close to his delegation said. Wearing sunglasses and wrapped up in a scarf, Kadhafi, who is due in the Spanish capital on Monday for the start of his official visit, left the Hacienda La Boticaria in one of about 30 official vehicles. His convoy swept out of the exclusive countryside hotel and headed for Malaga, a port near the touristy Mediterranean strip in southern Spain known as the Costa del Sol. The source close to his delegation said the Libyan leader, who courted controversy during a five-day trip to France earlier in the week, was now expected to spend the night in Malaga. On the way south, he visited Cordoba and Granada, which were centres of power during the centuries of Moorish Muslim domination from 711 to 1492, the source added. [AFP]
Monday, 17 December, 2007: Singapore has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Economic Development Board of Libya to promote enterprise development in the two countries. The signing ceremony took place on Friday on the sidelines of the visit of Dr Saif al-Islam al-Qadhafi, President of the Qadhafi Foundation, who called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana. The foreign ministry said they exchanged views on developments in Asia and the Middle East, and also discussed bilateral cooperation, including the sharing of Singapore’s development experience with Libya. The MOU will strengthen co—operation between companies and government agencies in Libya and Singapore. Areas of collaboration include exchange of information, best practices and technology in entrepreneurship and enterprise development. It also includes the promotion of business collaborations between companies, especially Small & Medium—sized Enterprises (SMEs) in both countries. Dr Saif al-Islam also held talks with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. [CNA]
Monday, 17 December, 2007: Qadhafi and former PM of Spain José María Aznar dined together in a Seville hotel on Saturday night. It was Aznar’s second meeting with the Libyan leader: the last occasion was in 2003, when he became the first world leader to visit Libya after UN sanctions in place for more than a decade were formally lifted. The sanctions were imposed when Libya refused to hand over two suspects in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing which killed 270 people when Pan Am Flight 103 was brought down over Scotland. Qadhafi spent Saturday night in Alcalá de Guadaíra, in the Hacienda La Boticaria, a luxury countryside golf and spa hotel on the outskirts of Seville, where 115 of the 127 rooms were reserved for Qadhafi’s 300-strong entourage. Qadhafi himself stayed in his traditional jaima tent pitched in the hotel’s grounds, and was attended by his own personnel throughout his stay, apart from dinner in a private room in the hotel on Saturday night with the former PM Aznar. The former Partido Popular leader’s wife, Ana Botella, was also at the dinner. Qadhafi is due to meet the King and Queen, and the Prime Minister of Spain, José Rodríguez Zapatero, on his official visit to Madrid. [TS]
Tribune: Qadhafi’s Rising Star Is Bitter For Man’s Family

د. الهادي شلوف : ( دعوى قضائية : إلى النائب العام ـ نيابة طرابلس )

( في ذكرى اختطاف منصور الكيخيا ) بقلم : ابراهيم صهد

( الإمام الشافعي... وحرية الرأي!! (3) ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

Sunday, 16 December, 2007: Mystery and confusion surrounded a private trip Qadhafi is making to Spain's southern Andalucia region this weekend, ahead of an official visit to Madrid. A Spanish diplomatic source said early this week that the Libyan leader will use his two days to visit Cordoba and Grenada, which were centres of power during the centuries of Moorish Muslim domination from 711 et 1492. But "unless there was a change at the last minute," Cordoba and Grenada were dropped from the agenda for logistical reasons, the Spanish foreign ministry said, which suggested he may go to Malaga instead. The newspaper Publico said Qadhafi's visit to the imposing Cordoba mosque, converted into a cathedral in 1236 after Christians retook the city, was canceled. He had hoped to pray there even though the Catholic Church opposes any Muslim worship at the site. The bishop of Cordoba cited security reasons, the lack of an airport and the difficult access to the monument. [AFP]
Sunday, 16 December, 2007: Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi began his first official trip to Spain Saturday with a private visit to a luxury country resort hotel after arriving from France where he sealed business deals worth billions of dollars. Qadhafi, who was long a vocal champion of armed struggle and a sponsor of state terrorism, is keen to restore normal relations with European countries after renouncing terrorism and nuclear weapons. The Libyan leader and an entourage numbering at least 200 arrived at Seville airport from France aboard three aircraft and sped away in dozens of cars to the secluded Hacienda La Boticaria hotel, 11 miles southeast of Seville. During his four-day visit to Spain, Qadhafi is expected to meet Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, King Juan Carlos and former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar among other senior officials. [AP]
Sunday, 16 December, 2007: Libyan leader Qadhafi has talks on Monday with Spanish business leaders, including Antoni Brufau, the head of Spanish oil giant Repsol, which has major investments in Libya. The two countries are to sign a political cooperation agreement and a deal on investments in both countries. "Several contracts are being negotiated" between companies from Spain and Libya, "a key country in north Africa and in the African panorama," a diplomatic source said. The Spanish branch of Amnesty International called on Spanish Prime MinisterZapatero Friday to raise the issue of Libya's poor human rights record, lack of freedom of the press and use of the death penalty in Libya during his talks with Qadhafi. [AFP]
Sunday, 16 December, 2007: Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel-Rahman Shalqam Friday denied that Libya engages in torture in response to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by a Palestinian doctor detained in Libya after being accused of deliberately infected hundreds of children with the HIV virus. Ashraf Jima Hajuj filed the lawsuit against Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi, as well as five police officers and a doctor in Libya, alleging that he was tortured during his eight year detention. Hajuj's claim, filed in Paris, relied on France's accession to the 1984 UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which allows signatory countries to take legal action against suspected torturers who enter their territory. [Jurist]
موقع ليبي جديد : ( موقع الأستاذ رجب الشلطامي )

"تاوالت" : ( مظاهرة باريس ضد الطغيان )

Here's To The French Who Slighted Gadhafi  By : Mansour O. el-Kikhia

( القذافي وداسو.. شركاء لا أجراء!! ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

Saturday, 15 December, 2007: Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel-Rahman Shalgam will meet U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the U.S. on Jan. 3, the two countries said on Friday. Shalgam told reporters he received an invitation from Rice. "I will have a meeting with her on January 3," he said in Paris. In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Rice and Shalgam would discuss U.S.-Libya relations and regional issues in talks at the department. Rice would also continue urging Libya to resolve outstanding claims cases from the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, which cost 270 lives, he said. [Reuters]
Saturday, 15 December, 2007: Libya's foreign minister lambasted his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner on Friday for disparaging remarks about Libyan leader Qadhafi, stoking the controversy that has dogged Qadhafi's visit to France. Kouchner, a former humanitarian campaigner, said earlier this week he was "resigned" to the Libyan leader's week-long trip to Paris and did not meet him at any official engagement. Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel-Rahman Shalgam told a news conference that was in stark contrast to Kouchner's behaviour when he accompanied President Nicolas Sarkozy on a trip to Libya after the release of six foreign medics in July. "If he doesn't want to see us, we don't want to see him either," Shalgam said. [Reuters]
Saturday, 15 December, 2007: The Indian Oil-Oil India combine has won three onshore oil blocks in Libya, adding to the two blocks the consortium already had in the nation that holds Africa's largest oil reserves. IOC-OIL teamed up with Sonatrach of Algeria to win blocks 1, 2 and 3 in contract area 95/96 in the Ghadames Basin, industry sources said. In the previous Libyan licensing round, IOC-OIL combine had been disqualified from bidding but in the latest round, they were qualified to bid as investors. The two teamed up with Sonatrach, which will be the operator of the blocks. IOC-OIL combine had in 2005 won 7,087 sq km Block 86 and 2,710 sq km Block 102/4. Both hold 50 per cent stake in each and OIL is operator for both. [ET]
Saturday, 15 December, 2007: French Jewish groups are criticizing the warm reception in Paris for Qadhafi. The Jewish community umbrella group CRIF joined other French political and civil organizations in criticizing President Sarkozy for hosting the Libyan president, who is in Paris this week for the first time in 34 years. CRIF President Richard Prasquier said France's sale of Rafale fighter planes to Libya was unacceptable because the planes could be used against Israel. He questioned a Mediterranean Union project to unify the region that was proposed by Sarkozy and supported by Libya. "Qadhafi wants a Mediterranean Union without Israel," Prasquier said. "We cannot imagine that President Sarkozy would agree to such a thing. Qadhafi does not recognize Israel while Sarkozy has been outspoken in his support, more so than any other French president." [JTA]
Saturday, 15 December, 2007: A French Embassy Web site in Libya has fallen victim to a cyber attack, McAfee Avert Labs discovered today. In this particular attack, perpetrators added an i-frame, to the Embassy's site. When visiting the site, a user's browser will silently connect to another Web site that installs a malicious code redirecting a user somewhere else. The malicious program on the Web site then reroutes the victim to sites hosted by a Hong Kong-based provider and on through Russia and the Ukraine, where downloaders then compromise users' machines. "All that stuff is just there to drive malware to the user's machines," said Dave Marcus, security and information manager at McAfee Avert Labs. "And you don't even know it's happening." The incident comes on the heels of a politicized visit by Libyan President Qadhafi to France. [CRN]
( وللقصة وجوه أخرى... ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( القاعدة في ليبيا (3) ) بقلم : فرج بوالعَـشّة

( ريتـك يا عـين ) بقلم : ياسين بوسيف ياسين

( حانة الشيوعي الأخير ) بقلم : محمد بعيو المصراتي

( انتبهوا يا سادة يا كرام ) بقلم : سليمان الشجاع

Friday, 14 December, 2007: Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi held a debate in Paris with 1,000 specially invited women on feminist issues -- but the audience was warned in advance not to "upset" the Libyan leader. "Qadhafi would like the women of France to rise when he arrives," Khadidja Khali, head of the French Union of Muslim Women, announced to the gathering late Wednesday at a reception hall just off the Champs Elysees. In their comments to Qadhafi, some women asked for financial support for their groups and even for air tickets so they could take children from France's troubled suburbs on holidays to Libya. Most of the women in the audience were of African origin but came from across France. Most had veils, many wore elegant African-style evening gowns. [AFP]
Friday, 14 December, 2007: Japan's top oil refiner Nippon Oil Corp and two oil and gas developers Inpex Holdings Inc and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co Ltd on Friday denied a report that they were in talks to build an oil refinery in Libya. The Nikkei business daily said a consortium of five Japanese firms, also including JGC Corp and Nippon Yusen KK, were in discussions with an eye towards building a 200,000 barrels per day facility in a 400 billion yen ($3.6 billion)-500 billion yen ($4.5 billion) project. Inpex and Japex called the Nikkei report "groundless." A Nippon Oil spokesman also denied the report. [Reuters]
Friday, 14 December, 2007: France and Libya signed a co-operation agreement on the civilian use of nuclear energy on Tuesday. In response, US State Department spokesman Kurtis Cooper said: "In light of Libya's historic decision in 2003 to rid itself of its WMD programmes, we expect any co-operation with Libya on a peaceful, secure and responsible use of nuclear power to be consistent with the highest standard of non-proliferation." On Monday, during an official visit to Paris by Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced plans to sell nuclear reactors to Libya. The US restored diplomatic relations with Tripoli after Libya renounced weapons of mass destruction in 2003. [Bi-me]
Friday, 14 December, 2007: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo met Thursday with the eldest son of Libyan leader Moamer Qadhafi during his trip to help the peace efforts in the country's Muslim south. Arroyo expressed her gratitude to Saif al Islam, president of the al-Qadhafi Foundation for Charity Associations and Developments, who has been active in helping the country's Muslim minority in the southern region of Mindanao. He was scheduled to meet with leaders of insurgent groups the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in an effort to boost peace and development in Mindanao. [DPA]
Friday, 14 December, 2007: French nuclear reactor maker Areva confirmed on Thursday that it had signed deals with Libya worth a total of 300 million euros ($440.6 million). The contract win comes after a state visit by Libyan leader Qadhafi to France. On Dec 10, an industry source told Reuters of the deal between Libya and Areva. Areva said in a statement that its transmission and distribution division had signed three contracts with Libyan public utility GECOL. The French group will help strengthen Libya's electricity network. [Reuters]
المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة : الذكرى الرابعة عشر لاختفاء المناضل منصور الكيخيا

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي على الساحة الأوروبية : إلى الرأي العام     CLNA: Statemnet

( لو كنت ) بقلم : الحبيب الأمين

محمد مخلوف : ( منصور الكيخيا.. فى ذكرى انسان.. ومناضل )

Thursday, 13 December, 2007: A Palestinian doctor held with five Bulgarian nurses for more than eight years in Libya filed a lawsuit in France on Wednesday accusing Libyan leader Qadhafi of torture, the doctor's lawyer said. Qadhafi is on a controversial visit to France, less than five months after France's first lady at the time brought the medical workers home from Libya in a high-profile diplomatic coup. Ashraf al-Hajouj filed the lawsuit in Paris based on France's adherence to a 1984 international convention allowing national jurisdictions to carry out legal action against anyone suspected of torture who comes to France, said al-Hajouj's lawyer, Francois Cantier. [AP]
Thursday, 13 December, 2007: South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries said on Thursday it had secured a 247.1 billion won ($266.8 million) power equipment order from the General Electric Company of Libya. Doosan said in a filing with the local stock exchange the equipment will be delivered to Libya by Dec. 12, 2011. [Reuters]
Thursday, 13 December, 2007: The son of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who supported and helped to train Thai separatist bandits in the 1970s, visited Bangkok and "expressed concerns" about the government's treatment of Muslims. Saif al-Islam, the son and heir-apparent of Gadhafi, was in Bangkok on Tuesday as a guest of the government. Officials said he "sought clarification" from former coup leader and Deputy Prime Minister for security Gen Sonthi Boonyaratkalin about the situation in the troubled South. [Bangkok Post]
Thursday, 13 December, 2007: Greece has proposed building a submarine pipeline to transport natural gas from Libya to the Mediterranean island of Crete, Libya`s Jana news agency reported on Tuesday. The proposal was made by Greece`s deputy foreign minister, Petros Doukas, during a meeting in Tripoli with the chairman of the Libyan National Oil Co., Shokri Ghanem, Jana said. Doukas and a delegation of Greek businessmen from the energy, transport, telecomes and tourism industries have been in Libya since Monday. [Dow Jones]
Thursday, 13 December, 2007: Some French lawmakers have boycotted a meeting with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in protest against his country's human rights record. Members of the Socialist Party and some from the ruling Union for a Popular Movement refused to attend Tuesday's event at the National Assembly. Mr. Gadhafi began his visit to France on Monday and met with French President Nicholas Sarkozy. Mr. Sarkozy says he asked Mr. Gadhafi to make progress on human rights. But the Libyan leader later denied that in an interview with French television. [VOA]
تعازي إلى آل حسين

( لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة المتحدة ) : ندوة حول الذكري 56 للإستقلال

( لقطات من الإحتفال بفيلم "الإحتلال 101" لسفيان وعبدالله اعميش ) عدسة : عمر الهوني

( مبعوث الإسلام الروحي إلى الغرب!! ) بقلم : فرج بوالعَـشّة

( مراجعات ليبية (4) ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( إلى أبناء وبنات ليبيا في الداخل ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

Wednesday, 12 December, 2007: Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi will visit two cities in southern Spain that were centers of power during the nation's centuries of Islamic influence before starting an official visit Monday, officials said. Qadhafi will meet Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and King Juan Carlos during his four-day stay, which follows a five-day visit to neighboring France, the government said. He will meet with Zapatero Monday, it said without specifying a date for Qadhafi's meeting with the monarch. Qadhafi will carry out a private visit to the Andalucian city of Seville over the weekend, the statement said without giving further details. Qadhafi will use the city as a base to explore the nearby cities of Cordoba and Granada. Qadhafi carried out a private visit to Spain in 1984, when he briefly met with then prime minister Felipe Gonzalez. [AFP]
Wednesday, 12 December, 2007: Libyan leader Qadhafi insisted Tuesday his government was never involved in terrorist acts, blaming two bombings of Western passenger jets on "individuals," and he disputed critics who accuse Libya of abusing human rights. Speaking in a French television interview on the second day of an official visit to France, Qadhafi said Libya wants to take its place in a world marked by peace and cooperation. Protests over his six-day visit, which has clinched contracts worth billions of dollars for French business, started even before Qadhafi arrived. They grew larger Tuesday when he entered the grounds of the National Assembly, considered a symbol of democracy and human rights. More than half the 80 lawmakers invited to the session at the speaker's residence boycotted the event, at which Gadhafi first evoked his theme of a "new era" for Libya and the world. The Libyan leader later fed the controversy over his warm official welcome by denying that he and President Nicolas Sarkozy discussed the need for progress in human rights. The French president told journalists Monday that he urged Qadhafi to make progress in human rights. [AP]
Wednesday, 12 December, 2007: President Nicolas Sarkozy has trumpeted the signing of billions of euros worth of business contracts with Libya, but on Tuesday several French companies and industry sources played down the scale of the announcement. Sarkozy said on Monday he would sign contracts worth 10 billion euros with visiting Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi, but they appeared either to be the finalisation of deals already reached or "guestimates" about contracts still being negotiated. "Between what a politician and someone in the industry would call a contract, there can be a gap as to whether things will materialise or not," an industry source told Reuters. The president's office announced the signing of contracts with plane maker Airbus, water giant Veolia, public works group Vinci and nuclear reactor company Areva late on Monday. Among the announced deals were orders for 21 Airbus aircraft, worth a total of around $3.2 billion at list prices. [Reuters]
Wednesday, 12 December, 2007: The United States gave its blessing Monday to a civilian nuclear energy deal between France and Libya, saying it expected its former foe to respect its decision to renounce weapons of mass destruction. "In light of Libya's historic decision in 2003 to rid itself of its WMD programs, we expect any cooperation with Libya on a peaceful secure and responsible use of nuclear power to be consistent with the highest standard of non-proliferation," said Kurtis Cooper, a State Department spokesman. France announced plans to sell nuclear reactors to Libya as well as 10 billion euros of trade deals, as President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomed Libyan leader Qadhafi on Monday for a five-day visit. US-Libyan relations were restored in early 2004, following a break since 1981, a few weeks after Qadhafi announced that Tripoli was abandoning efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction. The U.S. announced last year a full normalization of ties, lifting Libya from a State Department list of state sponsors of terrorism and raising diplomatic relations to the level of ambassadors. [AFP]
Wednesday, 12 December, 2007: Libya has set aside $100 billion to buy foreign assets, joining a group of oil-rich Arab states led by the UAE that is searching for investment opportunities around the world. The North African state is considering foreign stocks, bonds, land and other assets in developed and emerging markets, as record oil prices swell its income, Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi said in an interview yesterday in Tripoli. ``We are now preparing to invest more than $100 billion outside Libya, in different fields,'' he said. Separately, the holder of Africa's largest oil reserves is planning to spend $155 billion on local projects like housing, energy, education and communications. That opens up a second avenue of commercial cooperation with foreigners. Muammar al-Qaddafi, Libya's ruler since 1969, mended relations with the west three years ago and has opened the door to joint investments with foreign partners beyond the energy industry. [Bloomberg]
ليبيا الغد : ( منصورالكيخيا.. ضحية الاطماع والرغبات )   www.libya-alghad.com

JADL: Dr. Hadi Shalluf's Letter To Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy

جـدل : ترجمة رسالة د. الهادي شلوف إلى الرئـيس الفرنسي

تعازي إلى آل المجبري

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة : بيان حول التعـسّف الفرنسي ضدّ مناضلي المعارضة الليبيّة

( اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة ) : بيان بشأن اعتقال المتظاهرين ضد القذافي في باريس

( لن ترهبوننا أبداً.. والكفاح مستمر!؟ ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

LLHR: Lettre Ouverte au Président de la République Française

المسحان : أين منصور؟ وأين..؟     الساطور : في ذكرى اختطاف الكيخيا

Tuesday, 11 December, 2007: Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton and seven Senate colleagues Monday urged Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to ensure Libya fully compensated US victims of "Libyan terrorism." The eight senators upped pressure on Rice, who has said she plans to visit Libya before long, as Libyan Qadhafi visited France. In a letter to Rice, the senators noted Libya had promised to compensate relatives of attacks on a Pan Am jumbo jet over Lockerbie in 1988 which killed 270 people and the 1986 bombing of a disco in Berlin which killed two Americans. "There are also other cases ... that need to be resolved. "Congress has made it clear that the US is not ready for full normalization of relations with Libya," the senators wrote. [AFP]
Tuesday, 11 December, 2007: France and Libya will sign contracts worth about $14.7 billion on Tuesday, including for armaments and a nuclear reactor, the French president said during a visit to Paris by Libyan leader Col Qadhafi. President Nicolas Sarkozy described the contracts as rewards for Tripoli's improved behaviour. The Libyan leader, long known as the champion of armed struggle and a sponsor of state terrorism, is seeking a fresh start on the world stage after doing away with WMDs and making amends for terror attacks. "We must encourage those who renounce terrorism, who renounce the possession of nuclear arms," Sarkozy said. [AP]
Tuesday, 11 December, 2007: Petro-Canada, the country's third- largest oil company, and Libya's state-run National Oil Corp. agreed to invest about $7 billion in exploration projects in the North African nation. ``Petro-Canada will pay 50 percent of all development capital and will receive a 12 percent entitlement share of production,'' the Canadian company said today in statement. That's a reduction of its share of output from existing oil ventures in Libya, National Oil said yesterday. The Calgary-based company signed today an agreement with National Oil on the development of the fields in Libya's Sirte Basin. Its existing participation agreements and old exploration production-sharing accords were converted into six new pacts. [Bloomberg]
Tuesday, 11 December, 2007: Semapa SGPS confirmed its Secil cement unit is in talks with Libya's Al-Ahlia Cement Company over the possible acquisition of 50 pct of the construction materials group. A Semapa spokesman confirmed reports that both companies have signed a declaration of intention which is hoped to lead to a memorandum of understanding soon. Press reports cited statements by both Portuguese and Libyan governments and coinciding with the official visit by Libyan leader Qadhafi, which supported the deal. [AFX]
Tuesday, 11 December, 2007: Hollywood will screen a movie telling the story of the Bulgarian medics who spent eight years in Libya's jails by 2009, producers announced Sunday in Sofia. At a press conference, Richard Harding and Sam Feuer from Sixth Sense Productions said the movie's initial title is The Benghazi Six. The top producers added that the script is to be written in 2008 and will center on the love story between doctor Zdravko Georgiev and the nurse Christiana Valcheva thrown in jail during a controversial AIDS trial. [SNA]
في الذكرى الرابعة عشر لإختفائه : من رسائل الأستاذ منصور الكيخيا

أم أحمد : نداء بخصوص اعتصامات لشبونة وباريس

( الضلاّل والتضليل ) بقلم : عزالدين اللواج

موقع "أرشيف الاتحاد الدستوري الليبي" : إضافة صفحات جديدة للموقع

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : بيان حول الاعتداء على المتظاهرين في لشبونة

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان إلى الرأي العام الفرنسي

NCLO: Dr. Ali al-Tarhouni's Letter To President Nicolas Sarkozy

NCLO: Declaration Pour L’opinion Public Francais

AJAEA: Dr. Hadi Shalluf: Lettre à Monsieur Nicolas Sarkosy

Monday, 10 December, 2007: Today marks the 14th anniversary of the disapperance of Mansour R. al-Kikhia. On 10 December 1993, Mansour R. al-Kikhia (photo), former Libyan Foreign Minister, a human rights activist, and a prominent opposition leader, disappeared while attending a human rights conference in Egypt. Reports said that he may have been abducted by Libyan government agents. The Libyan government denied any involvement and accused the CIA of al-Kikhia's abduction.
Monday, 10 December, 2007: As France prepares to host Libyan leader Qadhafi for the first time in more than 30 years on Monday, rights groups warn that grave rights abuses continue to plague the north African country, AFP informs. Campaigners fear the resumption of trade and diplomatic ties between Tripoli and the West will overshadow a raft of abuses, from torture to the stifling of political dissent, a lack of free speech and the ill-treatment of migrants. "Torture is systematic, ill-treatment common, many people are imprisoned without trial and when there are trials they are far from upholding international standards," charged Michel Fournier of Amnesty France. "There is virtually no freedom of association or expression," under a regime which bans all political activity contrary to the principles of Kadhafi's "revolution", ushered in by a 1969 coup d'etat. "The ordeal of the Bulgarian medics," released in July after eight years in jail on charges of infecting Libyan children with HIV/AIDS, "cruelly highlighted the treatment of prisoners in Libya," said Amnesty International. [FNA]
Monday, 10 December, 2007: Libyan leader Muaamar al-Qadhafi arrives in Paris Monday for a high-profile visit set to usher in multi-billion-euro nuclear and aviation contracts, even as critics lashed President Nicolas Sarkozy for welcoming the former pariah. Staying in a heated Bedouin tent pitched near the Elysee presidential palace, Qadhafi is expected during the five-day visit to approve the purchase of three billion euros (4.4 billion dollars) of Airbus planes, a nuclear reactor and possibly Rafale fighter jets. Qadhafi's son Seif el-Islam said the official visit, the veteran leader's first to France since 1973, would celebrate "the new relations" between the two countries. Qadhafi and Sarkozy will meet at least twice, Monday and Wednesday. [AFP]
Monday, 10 December, 2007: Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi will meet with Libyan leader Qadhafi in the coming weeks, according to a statement by Prodi's office Sunday. Qadhafi and Prodi met Sunday on the sidelines of an European Union-Africa summit in Lisbon, where Prodi said that Italy and Libya, "two friendly and neighboring countries," had to overcome the difficulties that have so far stopped them from reaching a settlement of controversial issues. The two leaders decided to meet in the upcoming weeks without mentioning an exact date, but junior foreign minister Bobo Craxi told ANSA agency that Prodi would be traveling to Libya "soon." Italy and Libya have been negotiating for years an agreement on compensation for the colonial period. [AFP]
Monday, 10 December, 2007: Libya on Sunday awarded four potentially lucrative gas exploration contracts to fuel giants Shell, Gazprom, Sonatrach and Polski, the first ever given to foreign firms as relations warm between Tripoli and the West. The biggest award went to Algerian firm Sonatrach in association with Oil India and Indian Oil, which was given four blocks covering 6,934 square kilometres. Russian giant Gazprom was awarded three exploration blocs with a total area of 3,936 square kilometres in the southern Ghadames basin. Gazprom beat off competition from Gaz de France, Inpex of Japan, Russian rival Lukoil, Britain's BG and Polski, agreeing to cede 90 percent of its eventual production to Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC). [AFP]
Monday, 10 December, 2007: Libya plans to sign contracts to buy Airbus aircraft worth over 3 billion EUR as well as a nuclear reactor during an official visit to Paris next week, Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi's son said in an interview with Le Figaro. "We also want to buy several pieces of military equipment, Seif el-Islam al-Qadhafi told Le Figaro, confirming "We are negotiating on Rafales". French press reports this week have suggested Libya could sign a deal for 10-14 Rafales during the visit. This would mark the first export order for Dassault's Rafale fighter aircraft. [Thomson Financial]
صفحات من كتاب ( بدايات الصحافة الليبية ) تأليف : عبدالعزبز الصويعي (1)

( تحية الى أبطال لشبونة!! ) بقلم : د. جاب الله موسى حسن

( أوسمة على صدر الوطن (7) ) : بقلم : د. فتحي الفاضلي

LLHR: Mansour Rashid Kikhia; Human Rights Defender from Libya

الساطور : أزلام القذافي تهاجم القوى الليبية المعتصمة في لشبونة

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة : بيان ـ بشأن الإعتداءات على المتظاهرين في لشبونة

A Phony Bedouin And His Flying Tent!  By : Ghoma

Sunday, 9 December, 2007: Col.Qadhafi will bring a heated Bedouin tent to Paris for receiving visitors when he arrives next week for a state visit, a spokesman for the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, said. The tent will be erected in the gardens of the Hôtel de Marigny, the 19th-century mansion next to the Élysée Palace that is used for state visitors. “It is a desert tradition Colonel Qadhafi respects to the letter,” the spokesman said. [AFP]
Sunday, 9 December, 2007: Libyan leader Qadhafi, visiting Europe after decades of ostracism by the West, on Friday condemned the "dictatorship" of the U.N. Security Council which he blamed for terrorism and world tensions. Speaking at Lisbon University on his first ever official visit to Portugal, Qadhafi also criticised the fact that only a few select countries in the world were allowed to have nuclear weapons while the rest, including his own, were not. It was a tough speech by the flamboyant leader, who was once branded "mad dog of the Middle East" in the 1980s by then U.S. President Ronald Reagan because of his backing of terror groups. [Reuters]
Sunday, 9 December, 2007: Three Guantanamo inmates who are British residents will be released under an agreement between Britain and the U.S., their lawyer said on Friday. Omar Deghayes of Libya, Jamil El Banna of Jordan and Abdenour Sameur of Algeria are expected to be returned to Britain shortly and are not expected to remain in custody there, said Zachary Katznelson, a lawyer with the British organisation Reprieve that represents the three men. “I can confirm to you that the British government has reached an agreement with the Americans that the men will be repatriated to England, where they are all legal permanent residents. [Daily Times]
( إستراحة مسافر ) عدسة : جلال عثمان

( حكاوي ليبية (9) ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( الإمام الشافعي... وحرية الرأي!! (2) ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

Libya Prisoners Of Conscience Solidarity Committee: Press Release

( خبر خيالي : الجماهير الأوروبية تتقاطر على خيمة القائد!؟ ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

المسحان : أوروبا ترحّب بالدكتاتور     الساطور : القذافي في البرتغال

Saturday, 8 December, 2007: The Spanish government said that a planned visit by Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi this weekend had been put off. "It won’t be that date," an official in Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s office said. "We are discussing with the Libyans to finalise the programme, including talks" with the prime minister. The official said Qadhafi’s visit was likely to take place later in December. Madrid said earlier that the Libyan leader was expected on Dec. 9 and 10, following the European Union-Africa summit in Lisbon. [AFP]
Saturday, 8 December, 2007: Libya will buy over 3 billion euros ($4.37 billion) worth of Airbus planes and is negotiating the purchase of French "Rafale" fighter jets, Libyan leader Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi's son said in a newspaper interview. "We will buy more than 3 billion euros worth of Airbus (planes), a nuclear reactor, and we also want to buy numerous pieces of military equipment," Saif al-Islam, Qadhafi's son, told Le Figaro in an interview due to be published on Saturday. It was not clear from his comments whether the Airbus deal was the finalization of a memorandum of understanding signed at the Paris Air Show in June for the purchase of six A350 XWBs and five A320s by Afriqiyah Airways and of four A350 XWBs, four A330-200s and seven A320s for Libyan Airlines. "We are in negotiations on the Rafale," he added, referring to the combat jet manufactured by France's Dassault Aviation. Qadhafi, whose country is opening up to Western investment after decades of ostracism by the West, is due to visit France for five days from Dec. 10. It will be his first visit in more than 30 years. [Reuters]
Saturday, 8 December, 2007: President Nicolas Sarkozy of France will receive Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi at the Elysee palace on Monday, his office said today, confirming officially the Libyan leader’s five-day visit to France next week. Sarkozy will see Qadhafi at 2:30 pm Monday (1330 GMT), and a second time on Wednesday, his office said. The Libyan leader’s visit will last from Monday till Saturday, it said. Qadhafi is also due to visit the National Assembly, but other details remain vague. [AFP]
Saturday, 8 December, 2007: The lawyer for a Palestinian doctor, who says he was tortured to confess infecting Libyan children with HIV, said on Friday that European politicians had pressured her and her client to refrain from complaining. Ashraf Alhajouj and five Bulgarian nurses were sentenced to death in Libya on charges of deliberately starting an HIV epidemic. They were freed on July 24 under a cooperation deal between Libya and the European Union. "Under political pressure, he (Alhajouj) decided to postpone (filing a complaint) by half a year at least," his Dutch lawyer, Liesbeth Zegveld, told Reuters by telephone from the Netherlands. Alhajouj, who spent more than eight years in jail along with the nurses, had initially planned to file a complaint over his torture, abuse of evidence and other charges in Sept. But Zegveld said her client had changed his mind after European politicians told him it would be better not to press charges as it would harm ties with Libya. [Reuters]
( بنغـازي ) شعر : حسن السوسي

( هل تعرّض الشارف الغرياني للظلم في فيلم أسد الصحراء؟ ) بقلم : حفيد المختار

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : مذكرة مقدمة إلى الرئيس ساركوزي

( ما كسبت أيديكم ) بقلم : الصادق النيهوم

( إذا وقعـت الذبابة!! ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

( صفحة من كتاب الإنقلاب ) بقلم : بوزيد لهلالي

( القبائل الليبية ) بقلم : ماصر الجادوي

Friday, 7 December, 2007: Libya's Leader Qadhafi will attend the EU-Africa Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, from Dec. 7-9 where he will call for greater cooperation between Europe and Africa, especially between those countries in the Mediterranean Rim, which historically have strong ties. Qadhafi's attendance at the Summit comes on the eve of his visit to France and Spain. While in France, Libya's Leader plans to meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The two last met in late July and discussed a range of important topics, including peace in Darfur, growing the Libyan-French partnership in Africa and nuclear energy for non- military uses. [PRN]
Friday, 7 December, 2007: Gomes da Costa, a Brazilian fishery company, has just closed its first sale to Libya. According to export manager Dario Chemerinski, 90 tonnes of canned tuna were shipped. "We exported four containers of cans bearing the Gomes da Costa brand, with labels in Arabic and English, adapted for the market," he told ANBA. According to Chemerinski, the per capita consumption rate of tuna in Libya is one of the world's highest, and he believes that the company will be able to make regular exports of around 50 tonnes per month. "There are also prospects for other products, such as sardines and foie gras," he stated. [Anba]
Friday, 7 December, 2007: The discussions between France and Libya on "armament and nuclear power" were a "decisive element" for the release of the Bulgarian nurses in Libya, Marc Pierini, former head of the delegation of the European Commission in Libya, told a French parliamentary investigation committee today. At the hearing before the investigation commission, Pierini said: "The decisive element was the willingness of France to take part in a discussion on armament and nuclear power, fundamental for Col. Qadhafi". The five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor detained in Tripoli since 1999, accused of having infected Libyan children with HIV, were released on July 24 and taken to Bulgaria by Cecilia Sarkozy, the former wife of President Sarkozy. [Ansa]
لجنة التضامن : الروائي الألماني غونتـر غراس الحائز على جائزة نوبل يعلن عن مساندته

( فضاءات.. آمنة ) بقلم : عاشور الطويبي

( الإستبداد الداخلي والإرهاب الخارجي (1) ) بقلم : عبدالمنصف البوري

( رحلة بين الثورة والدولة ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( المرأة بين هرطقة الرجل وزندقته ) بقلم : سليمان الشجاع

Thursday, 6 December, 2007: US President George W. Bush has said he wants to work with Libyan leader Qadhafi toward achieving world peace, the state news agency JANA reported on Friday. "I want to express to Your Excellency my wish to work together to achieve freedom and peace in all regions of the world," Bush was quoting as saying in a message for the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha which falls later this month. The United States announced last year a full normalisation of ties with Libya, lifting the country from a US State Department list of state sponsors of terrorism and raising diplomatic relations to the level of ambassadors. [AFP]
Thursday, 6 December, 2007: Dassault Aviation could win the first ever foreign order for its Rafale fighter jet from Libya, when its leader Qadhafi makes an official visit to Paris next week, French daily La Tribune reported. The paper's website said Qadhafi could order 10-14 Rafales during a five-day visit starting Monday. The company declined to comment on the report beyond telling Agence France-Presse that any decision to sell the planes to Libya would be the 'exclusive preserve' of the French Presidency, which said separately it has no 'immediate' comment. In August, Dassault said talks were taking place with Libya over a possible Rafale order. [LSE]
Thursday, 6 December, 2007: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed the lineup for the CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup on Tuesday. Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel, Libya's Ittihad and JS Kabylie have received byes for the preliminary round and will begin their participation in mid-March. In the Confederation Cup, Libya's al-Akhdar will be the only Maghreb team to start in the preliminary round when it meets Chad's Tchad. Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien will play Mali's Djoliba. The first leg is due in mid-March. [Magharebia]
تعازي إلى آل المهدوي     تعازي إلى آل عيسى
تعازي إلى آل حسين     تعازي إلى آل المجريسي

LPCSC: Pétition Pour La Libération..
  
لجنة التضامن : نداء الى احرار ليبيا في فرنسا

الساطور : عجائب وطرائف من عالم سليمان دوغة

Wednesday, 5 December, 2007: The head of Russian oil firm LUKOIL's office in Libya has been detained in an investigation related to a tender for major gas deposits, a Russian newspaper reported on Tuesday. The Vedomosti business daily quoted a Russian embassy counsellor in Tripoli, Anatoly Martynov, as saying that Alexander Tsygankov, head of the LUKOIL Overseas division in Libya, was detained on Nov. 25 and had not been charged. "He is rather being questioned as a witness than an offender," Martynov said. The LUKOIL Overseas office in Moscow declined to comment. Vedomosti quoted a senior Russian official as saying that Tsygankov was detained over the suspected leak of information before the tender this month for gas exploration territory, in which more than 30 firms, including Western and Russian energy giants, are to take part. [Reuters]
Wednesday, 5 December, 2007: Libya's oil chief said today that crude prices were 'very reasonable' and the market needed no more supplies, on the eve of a crucial OPEC summit to decide on output. 'The real (oil) prices are very reasonable in a way,' compared to early 1980s prices unadjusted for inflation, Shokri Ghanem told reporters when asked if the cartel was not concerned about the level of crude prices. Last month oil futures hit historic nominal highs above 99 usd a barrel. Ghanem said he was convinced the market was well balanced and there was no need for additional supplies. 'If the market needs oil, we give oil. But we don't think that the market needs it,' he said, echoing comments he had made to reporters in Abu Dhabi on Monday. [AFX]
Wednesday, 5 December, 2007: U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report With Brit Hume” Wednesday, comparing Iran’s nuclear weapons program to that of Libya, which abandoned its program and allowed inspectors to tour nuclear facilities. Pence was responding to the recently-released National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), which said that Iran abandoned seeking nuclear weapons four years ago. The NIE, called a “blockbuster” by some, revealed that Iran stopped attempting to create nuclear weapons four years ago. But President George Bush said Wednesday that Iran is still dangerous. “Iran was dangerous, Iran is dangerous, and Iran will be dangerous if they have the knowledge to make a nuclear weapon,” Bush told reporters. [HB]
Wednesday, 5 December, 2007: The international exhibition for Libya's infrastructure and energy sectors, Projex Libya, has attracted more than 150 exhibitors from 20 countries, all looking to develop their trading links with the Libyan market. The four-day exhibition which will open on Monday 10 December at the Tripoli Int'l Fairground, enjoys the support of the General People's Committee; the National Oil Corporation (NOC); the General Board of Fairs; the Libya Contractors Union; and the Union of Chambers of Commerce. Projex Libya takes place against a background of huge economic development as outlined in Libya's National Economic Strategy which makes provision for multi-billion dollar investment in the expansion, upgrading and modernisation of the country's vital infrastructure and energy sectors. Many of the exhibitors will be participating within national groups supported by their government promotion agencies. They include: Canada, China, Greece, Japan, UK and USA. [Menafn]
تعازي إلى آل أبوشريدة     تعزية إلى آل الشويطرة وقبيلة العواقير

( أخطر ما كتب سالم بن ترّار ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

( من الذي أساء الى الإسلام؟ (1) ) بقلم : د. مصطفى عـبدالله

( حديث .. على هامش الخيمة ) بقلم : أسعـد العقيلي

Tibra: Launching the 2008 Tibra Awards
   
تبرة : إفتتاح جوائز تبرة 2008

( تعقيب على تعقيب... ) بقلم : عبدالونيس محمود الحاسي

( اتركوا المتقوّلين على الاسلام وشأنهم ) بقلم : د. محمد نصر

الوليدي الورفلي : ( ردّ ورفلة على قصيدة معمر القذافي )

Tuesday, 4 December, 2007: ABC International Bank and Standard Bank have closed a US$16 million seven-year project finance facility for the Al Waddan Hotel in Tripoli - the first international project finance transaction to close in Libya. ABCIB and Standard Bank acted as mandated lead arrangers, while ABCIB also acted as the facility agent and offshore security trustee. Gumhouriya Bank acts as the Libyan security agent. Al Waddan Hotel is a joint venture between Magna Holdings International and the Economic Social and Development Fund, a Libyan government-backed fund. [ArabianBusiness]
Tuesday, 4 December, 2007: Canada's Verenex oil company has discovered new petroleum deposits in Libya's Ghadames basin around 250 kilometres (150 miles) southwest of Tripoli, Libya's National Oil Corp. (NOC) said on Monday. Results from a test well sunk in Bloc 47 revealed deposits of an estimated 2,500 barrels per day (bpd) of oil and 2.41 square metres of gas at a depth of nearly 10,000 feet. On October 25, Verenex found another oilfield in the Ghadames basin, also with an estimated production of 2,500 barrels a day, with Verenex owning 13.7 percent and the rest held by NOC. Libya's current output is 1.7 million bpd and it has estimated reserves of 42 billion barrels. It aims to reach a production level of three million bpd in 2010. [AFP]
Tuesday, 4 December, 2007: Top officials of Libya and Central African Republic (CAR) met here at the weekend to review the areas of cooperation between the two na t ions. The meeting was held between Dr. Ali Triki, Secretary for African Union affairs and the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs of CAR, Marie Reine Hassen. It focused on means of supporting the Qadhafi project for African women, children and youth "with a view to contributing to the fight against poverty, famine and diseases and to popularise education, training and culture in Africa". The officials also discussed ways to consolidate and develop relations between the two countries as well as all members of the Community of Sahelo-Saharan states (CEN-SAD), in the various fields. [PANA]
( صيف صاخب ) بقلم : محمد بعيو المصراتي

( الثورة الشعبية وشبح الحرب الأهلية!؟ ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

( مؤتمر أنا وبس... ) بقلم : حسين قرضاب

( بلد الإرتجال ) بقلم : السيّدة ستار

Monday, 3 December, 2007: Libya won't support an increase in crude oil output during the OPEC' upcoming meeting in the United Arab Emirates, Libya's oil head said Saturday. "Libya will not support an increase," head of Libyan oil policy and chief executive of Libya's National Oil Co. Shokri Ghanem told Dow Jones Newswires in an exclusive interview in Qatar's capital Doha. The oil price is "deteriorating despite the fact that there is a cut in supply in Canada and the winter is starting," Ghanem said. The Dec. 5 meeting in Abu Dhabi will be "very important" but a widely expected output boost won't be needed amid falling oil prices, he said. [Dow Jones]
Monday, 3 December, 2007: Algerian Army Chief of Staff Major General Ahmed Gaid Saleh arrived in Tripoli Saturday on a visit to Libya during which he will attend a joint military exercise due to be held on an selected area on the Libyan border as part of military cooperation between the two countries' Armies. In a statement, the Algerian Army chief of staff expressed the hope that the visit would benefit the two sides. He described the military exercise, which will be staged on Sunday, as a good step forward. [Ech-Chorouk]
Monday, 3 December, 2007: Eritrea has become the headquarters of opponents from all over the Horn of Africa. Asmara uses them against Ethiopia or as bargaining counters to make its presence felt on the regional diplomatic scene. While Eritrea is subsidising the Islamist leaders of the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS), it is putting the overwhelming bulk of its support into backing Ethiopian rebels. ... The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), which can take pride in its action against a Chinese mining company in Ethiopia, carried off the lion’s share of funds given by Libya to Eritrea to finance the Ethiopian opposition. [Jimma]
( شجون ) بقلم : ياسين بوسيف ياسين

كلمة من الأمير محمد الحسن الرضا المهدى السنوسى.. إلى الشعب الليبى الكريم

( مراجعات ليبية (3) : تأملات في ظاهرة معاصرة )

Sunday, 2 December, 2007: Chad's president Idriss Deby Itno sacked his defense minister and former rebel leader Mahamat Nour Abdelkerim Saturday, a day after clashes between the army and his rebel group, the government said. Mahamat Nour has taken refuge since Friday at Libya's embassy in Ndjamena, according to government officials. The ex-rebel chief was named defense minister in March, three months after his United Front for Change (UFUC) rebel movement signed a peace deal with the government. [AFP]
Sunday, 2 December, 2007: A Palestinian doctor, who had faced execution in Libya over accusations of infecting hundreds of children with HIV, married a Bulgarian on Saturday as he sought a new start after eight years in captivity. Ashraf Alhajouj, 38, and five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death on charges of deliberately starting an HIV epidemic in Libya were freed on July 24. The grey-haired Alhajouj met his future wife, 30-year-old engineer Olya Megova, a week after his liberation and said he fell in love at first sight. [Reuters]
Sunday, 2 December, 2007: Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) will hold in Libya Sunday an Arab regional conference on informatics education with the participation of several experts and academics. The conference would last for five days and it would be held in cooperation with the Islamic Call "Da'wa" Society. The event would train Arab educators in informatics education through numerous programs capable of transforming teachers into facilitators of this branch of knowledge, said the statement, adding that using the Internet and Information Technology (IT) education would be the main themes for the event. [Kuna]
تعزية إلى آل الشامس

( "ليبيا اليوم" وقصة "خنبت قطوسنا" ) بقلم : خالد الغول

( الوطن الذى "لا" نسكنه!؟ ) بقلم : عبدالنبي ابوسيف ياسين

( الإمام الشافعي... وحرية الرأي!! (1) ) بقلم : د. عبدالحكيم الفيتوري

( جبهة خارجية في الحروب القورينية ) بقلم : حمد المسماري

( نصوص : 6. تـمتـمة ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

Saturday, 1 December, 2007: Upon initiative of the Central Bank of Libya, the Government of Tripoli has completed the merger between Jamahiriya Bank and Umma Bank, which are respectively the first and fifth biggest state banks in the country. The new institution, which will remain under state control, would be called Libyan Bank, with a capital of $6.23 billion. The objective is to create an institution capable of playing an active role in the financing of big projects for the infrastructural development of the country and increase the financing activities to companies and private entities. The operation is part of a series of initiatives aimed at modernising the country's bank system, including privatisation of Sahara Bank (in which French group BNP Paribas has acquired a 19% stake) and opening of Gulf-Libyan Bank due to the activity of First Gulf Bank (Abu Dhabi), the major bank group in the Emirates, the Italian Embassy to Libya announced in a statement. [AnsaMed]
Saturday, 1 December, 2007: ... We also have further recommendations on the positive role that International Organization for Migration (IOM) ought to play as it embarks on various migration management projects and enters into partnerships with individual governments. To illustrate, we present here the list of recommendations to IOM in our report on Libya, Stemming the Flow: Abuses against Migrants, Asylum Seekers, and Refugees. Many of these recommendations would be applicable to IOM’s dealings with other governmental partners that lack legal frameworks and infrastructures for migrants and refugees and that have records of arbitrary treatment of non-nationals: Make improvement of material and legal conditions for migrants and, where appropriate, facilitation of third-country resettlement the sole objectives of any future IOM projects in Libya. Do not promote or facilitate interception or return. Vigorously encourage Libya, as a member of IOM’s Governing Council, to respect the human rights of migrants and to implement laws and procedures that effectively do so. Act with greater transparency in negotiations with Libya on all matters relating to migration and border control ... [HRW]
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