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منير سالم : الإثنين أول أيام رمضان المبارك

جليانه : الأحد أول أيام شهر رمضان المبارك

منظمة الأمل : صور اللجنة التي إجتمعت مع مجلس إدارة الهجرة السويدي

بوزيد لهلالي : إطلالة على نكبة سبتمبر (2)

نصر سعيد عقوب : أحوال الحمقى والمغفلين (2)

المؤتمر الليبي للأمازيغية : بيان بمناسبة الذكرى 39 لانقلاب سبتمبر المشئوم

خالد الغول : من ينتصر للبعجة؟

تلفزيون نابلس : سرقة "أسرار القذافي" في القاهرة     وكالة الصحافة الفرنسية : الطبيب الفلسطيني يروي محنته

ابراهيم صهّد : استضافة بيرلسكوني استفزاز للمشاعر والتاريخ والسيادة

Sunday, 31 August, 2008: TRIPOLI: Libya and Italy signed an accord yesterday under which Italy will pay $5 billion (BD2bn) in compensation for colonial misdeeds during its decades-long rule of the North African country. "This accord opens the door to the future co-operation and partnership between Italy and Libya," Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi said at the signing ceremony at a palace which was once the headquarters of the Rome government's senior official during the 1911-1943 colonial rule. Italy has had difficult relations with Gadaffi since he took power in 1969 but has backed Tripoli's recent drive to mend fences with the West. [Gulf Daily] More
Sunday, 31 August, 2008: The son of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi said the Libyan government had only claimed responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing in order to normalize ties with the West and get international sanctions lifted. “Yes, we wrote a letter to the [UN] Security Council saying we are responsible for the acts of our employees ... but it doesn’t mean that we did it in fact,” Saif al-Islam Qaddafi said in an interview to be broadcast today by the BBC. “I admit that we played with words — we had to. What can you do? Without writing that letter we would not be able to get rid of sanctions,” said Saif al-Islam, who took a central role in the talks to end Libya’s isolation. Libya and the US recently signed a deal to compensate victims of attacks initiated by both sides during the 1980s, paving the way for the full normalization of relations. [The Taipei Times] More
Sunday, 31 August, 2008: Ghana's Under-17 team, the Black Starlets,made a flying start to their African Championship campaign after a 3-0 win against Libya in the first leg first qualifying round match.Striker Felix Adjei opened the scoring in the 6th minute when the spinned in the 18-yard and fired mis-kick that beat the Libya 'keeper. Adjei's double the lead 11 minutes later he fired a volley from 12-yards,connecting well to an in-swinger. The Starlets could have increased the tally but erratic shooting ... denied them a slew of goals. [GBC] More
Sunday, 31 August, 2008: TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) -- A member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Heshmatollah Falahat-Pisheh, told the Mehr News Agency on Saturday that Libya has notified Iran that it “is ready to help resolve the issue of Imam Mousa Sadr” for ever. Imam Mousa Sadr - an Iranian-Lebanese religious philosopher - and two companions departed for Libya to meet with officials from Qaddafi's government in August 1978. They were never heard from again. Falahat-Pisheh said Majlis has been seriously pursuing the Sadr case over these years and during a meeting at the Majlis security committee in which 10 Iranian envoys in foreign countries attended some very important issues... [Mehr News] More
Sunday, 31 August, 2008: A former servant of a son of Colonel Muammar Gadaffi, who is suing over the repeated beatings and death threats that he allegedly received, claims that his brother has gone missing in Libya in an act of revenge by the Libyan leader. Gadaffi’s fiery fifth son Hannibal, 32, and his wife Aline, a former model, were arrested at a Geneva hotel last month after the hotel staff complained to police. The couple were charged with threatening and assaulting their servants and were released on £250,000 bail. The Gadaffis deny wrongdoing. The two former employees, known as Hassan, 36, a Moroccan, and Mona, 35, a Tunisian, who are now in hiding in Switzerland, described their ordeal last week. Hired as a make-up girl, Mona was allegedly hit repeatedly by Aline, who also threatened on three occasions to throw her out of a window. [Times Online] More
Sunday, 31 August, 2008: A Libyan "double agent" who was central to the CIA's investigation into the Lockerbie bombing exaggerated his importance in Tripoli's intelligence apparatus and gave little information of value, yet is still living at the US taxpayers' expense in a witness protection programme, according to previously unseen CIA cables. Five months before the destruction of Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988, 27-year-old Majid Giaka turned up at the US embassy in Malta and "expressed a desire to relocate ... in return for sensitive information on Libya", in the words of a cable sent by a CIA case officer to his headquarters in Langley, Virginia, the same day. Mr Giaka claimed he was an agent of Libya's feared Jamahiriya security organisation, but it later turned out that he worked in the agency's garage. More than 60 cables, uncovered in a BBC investigation, detail the relations between the Americans and a man later described in court as a real-life Walter Mitty. Mr Giaka, who said that he worked for Libyan Arab Airlines at Malta's Luqa airport as a cover, told the CIA that he wanted to remain in Malta. He promised he would co-operate fully with the CIA... [Independent] More
أحمد الحرّ : نقل بعض رجال القضاء تعسفاً في ليبيا

منظمة الأمل : رسالة شكر وتقدير بمناسبة الأجتماع مع مجلس إدارة الهجرة السويدي

رمضان جربوع : دبلوماسية أمّنا الغولة... حمّالة الحطب!

فرج بوالعَـشّة : تعليم الحداثة بالسبورة والطباشير!

Khaeri Aboushagor : Seif and Islam!     The Economist : Time for a new generation

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر (6) ـ الأخيرة

ميدل ايست اونلاين : ما لم يفهمه وسطاء القذافي     سي ان ان : ملك ملوك إفريقيا معمر القذافي

الأمان : المراقب العام للإخوان المسلمين في ليبيا : خطوات سيف الإسلام القذافي جيدة

Saturday, 30 August, 2008: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s son has accused relatives of those killed in the Lockerbie disaster of being “very greedy” for seeking compensation. “I think they were trading with the blood of their sons and daughters,” Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, seen by many as the man most likely to succeed his father as Libyan leader, told the BBC. “The negotiation with them, it was very terrible and very materialistic and was very greedy. They were asking for more money and more money and more money.” [Times Online] More
Saturday, 30 August, 2008: Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi will meet Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to sign an agreement including compensation to the North African country for three decades of colonial rule. Berlusconi will meet Gadhafi in the Libyan city of Bengasi to sign what the premier's office called a "treaty of friendship, partnership and co-operation". Officials declined to give details but Italy's ANSA news agency reported the two sides have agreed on reparations worth billions of dollars to be paid over 25 years. Most of the compensation will be made through Italian-built infrastructure projects including a coastal highway. [The Press Association] More
Saturday, 30 August, 2008: (AFP) - Bolivia's leftwing president, Evo Morales, left Friday on a trip to Libya and Iran to reinforce new diplomatic ties made with those two countries, officials said. He was to be in Libya on Saturday and Sunday, then in Iran on Monday and Tuesday, the Bolivian foreign ministry said. [AFP] More
Saturday, 30 August, 2008: PARIS (AFP) - A Palestinian-born doctor imprisoned in Libya on charges of infecting children with AIDS has offered new and harrowing details of his incarceration, according to judicial testimony seen by AFP Friday. In his account to French judges, Doctor Ashraf al-Hajuj describes being raped by a German Shepherd, having his nails ripped off and being given electric shocks. He was held for more than eight years along with five Bulgarian nurses in a Libyan jail -- mostly on death row -- on charges of infecting 438 children with AIDS-tainted blood. "I admitted under torture that I had contaminated the children, that I had collaborated with the CIA and the Mossad (the Israeli intelligence agency). [AFP] More
Saturday, 30 August, 2008: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was appointed 'King of Kings' of Africa on the occasion of an unannounced meeting between a few dozens of African tribe leaders held yesterday evening in Benghazi, in east Libya. "We decide the recognition of our brother leader as 'king of kings, of sultans, of princes, of sheikhs and of mayors of Africa' and his appointment 'king of kings' from today," a final statement of the 'forum' which gathered over 200 African tribe leaders on initiative of the Libyan leader, reads. "The forum of the kings, princes, sultans and sheikhs of the traditional tribes in Africa," which from now on will meet every year, also decided the creation of a permanent secretariat general, whose seat will be in Sirte, Libya. [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 30 August, 2008: ANSA) - Rome, August 29 - Italy and Libya have come to an agreement over a historic friendship and cooperation accord resolving issues related to Italy's colonial occupation of the North African country, government sources said Friday. A Libyan delegation has been in Rome to thrash out the final terms of the accord after more than a decade of negotiations. Sources confirmed that the accord involves various projects, including the Italian construction of a large coastal highway costing an estimated six billion euros that would link Libya with Egypt and Tunisia. The accord covers a 25-year period... [ANSA] More
د. فتحي الفاضلي : ها قد عدنا يا عمر المختار

الشرق الأوسط : ليبيا.. على أبواب التغيير    اللواء : اسرائيل والسافاك وليبيا

صقر بلال : ( في ذكرى الكارثة : أيُّ حق ٍ رُفِعَ..؟ و أيٌّ باطل ٍ وُضِعَ..؟ )

بوزيد لهلالي : إطلالة على نكبة سبتمبر (1)

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : واستقال القذافي قبل إبنه!

محمد مبروك بوقعيقيص : النظافة معلم حضاري وفرض إسلامي

د. مصطفى عـبدالله : إلى حسناء العرب

المحمودي : نعمان بن عثمان.. نفاق يمشي فوق سطح الأرض

Friday, 29 August, 2008: Iran has called on the UN and Libya to be accountable for the fate of Shia leader Imam Musa Sadr who disappeared from Libya 30 years ago. "The fate of Imam Musa Sadr is an issue for more than one billion Muslims throughout the world. Islamic countries should seriously pursue the question of his fate, while Libya and the UN should help ascertain the case," Iran's Prosecutor General Qorban-Ali Dorri Najafabadi said on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Sadr's disappearance. In August 1978, Iranian-born Lebanese philosopher and prominent Shia religious leader, Imam Musa Sadr, and two of his companions departed for Libya to meet with officials from Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's government. [Tehran Times] More
Friday, 29 August, 2008: KUALA LUMPUR: Berjaya Land Bhd (BLand) has entered into a memorandum of agreement with Libya’s Economic and Social Development Fund (ESDF) and the OYIA company to develop an integrated golf resort cum residential and commercial development in Libya. The proposed project would be developed in phases with the Libyan government agreeing to bear the infrastructure costs, BLand said in a filing with Bursa Malaysiayesterday. BLand would prepare the master plan for the project and with the assistance of the ESDF and OYIA, submit it to the relevant Libyan authorities for approval. [The Star] More
Friday, 29 August, 2008: TRIPOLI (AFP) — Libya on Thursday announced an amnesty for more than 3,000 prisoners, including Europeans and Africans, to mark the 39th anniversary of Moamer Kadhafi's rule. The justice ministry said the decision affects a total of 2,071 Libyans and 1,062 "Arabs, Africans and Europeans" who have completed half their jail sentences or have shown good behaviour during their detention. On Monday September 1, Libya will celebrate the 39th anniversary of the overthrow of Western-backed King Idris in a bloodless coup led by Kadhafi. Last year, 2,091 prisoners were granted early release from jail to mark the anniversary. [AFP] More
Friday, 29 August, 2008: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Libyan leader Muammar Al Gaddafi have concluded two days of talks in Tripoli, aimed at fostering bilateral relations between the two countries and enhancing African collaboration and solidarity. In a closed door meeting Tuesday, the two leaders discussed, among other issues, mutual interests between Libya and Liberia, covering the economy, infrastructure development, education, agriculture, and security. The Libyan leader, according to an Executive Mansion release, assured President Johnson Sirleaf that his country remains fully committed... [Liberia Govment] More
Friday, 29 August, 2008: Libya had extinguished a tank fire at its oil refining and petrochemical complex Ras Lanuf, which had prompted the OPEC member country to lower its oil output, its National Oil Corporation said on Thursday. "Libyan engineers and technicians had confirmed that their skills.... allowed them to put out in a record time the fire at the tank with a capacity of 500,000 barrels of oil," NOC said on its Website. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi attended the final stage of the fight by workers to put out the fire... [Reuters] More
Friday, 29 August, 2008: Libyan Post Telecommunications and Information Technology Company (LPTIC) is the national operator that provides fixed, mobile and internet related services throughout Libya. Its implementation of the NGBN is split into two phases and between the eastern and western part of the countries at a total cost of 160 million euros (US$237 million). The first phase of the project is to roll-out 8,000 kms of fibre to link all of the cities of Libya. Most of the cable has to be laid across rocky ground. Italy's SIRTI was awarded the contract for the west and Alcatel-Lucent for the east. 30% of the project work has been completed. Phase 2 involves putting in the transmission equipment and the East and West contractors for this work will shortly be selected.This work will happen at two levels: the first level is putting in the transmission equipment for the backbone infrastructure and the second level is creating routers to link the small and medium-sized towns. [Balancing Act-Africa] More
تعازي إلى آل الزوي    تعازي إلى آل الهبودي

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : ليبيا : فقدان الحياة تحت التعذيب...

ايلاف : زيارة رايس لليبيا اعتراف أميركي بشرعية القذافي

عبدالعزيز السوادي : حول كتاب "غناوِي علم"

ابراهيم صهّد : انأوا بأنفسكم عـن هذا العـبث

عـيسى عبدالقيوم : متفرقات جمعـها دفتري (8)

عـمر الكدي : الغـيبة الصغـرى لسيف الإسلام

مفتاح الدرناوي : مرحباً بشهر الكسل والتشنيق

Thursday, 28 August, 2008: TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Two hijackers who commandeered a jetliner from the Darfur region of Sudan and diverted it to a remote desert airstrip in southern Libya surrendered and freed all their hostages on Wednesday after a daylong standoff, officials said. SudanSudan’s consul in Kufra, a Sahara desert oasis where the plane landed, said the two Darfur men had been brought into the V.I.P. lounge of the dilapidated airport, looking exhausted. Also freed were crew members whom the hijackers had continued to hold even after releasing 87 passengers. The consul, Muhammad al-Balla Othman, who spoke by telephone from the lounge, said that late in the negotiations, the hijackers had asked for asylum in Libya. [AP] More
Thursday, 28 August, 2008: BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Lebanese magistrate signed an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi for his alleged role in a kidnapping 30 years ago, officials said. Magistrate Samih al-Hajj said in his charge sheet Wednesday that Gadhafi incited the abduction of Imam Musa al-Sadr, a prominent Iranian-born Shia cleric who disappeared during a visit to Libya in 1978. He was the founder of the Amal movement, which evolved into one of Lebanon's largest political parties. Sadr's disappearance occurred amid a brutal civil war between Lebanon's Shia and Sunni factions. [UPI] More
Thursday, 28 August, 2008: NAIROBI, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Libyan government will invest 100 million euros (about 148 U.S. dollars) in Kenya to set up Sahel-Sahara Investment and Trade Bank. The bank's chairman and general manager, Alhadi Alwafalli, saidon Wednesday the proposed bank will be operational within the next few months. "I have met the Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs Minister and the Central Bank Governor and after these talks with the Vice President we are going to meet the Finance Minister," Alwafalli said. [Xinhua] More
Thursday, 28 August, 2008: The Libyan Secretary of the General Peoples’ Committee of Labour, Training and Employment, Maatoug Mohammed Maatoug, inaugurated a centre of vocational training specialized in the field of civil engineering and construction industry and built by South Korea in Tripoli. The inaugural ceremony of the centre comes amid the commemorative festivities of the 39th anniversary of the September 1st Revolution, 1969. The ceremony proceeded in the presence of the Secretary of the GPC of Teaching, Dr. Abdel Kader Baghdadi, the envoy of the Korean Agency of International Co-operation and the Ambassador of South Korea in Libya, Kim Dong Ze. The centre will have local offices in all municipalities in Libya. [Alarab Online] More
عبدالمعز الغلباني : الشاطر سيف : حكاية حقوق المواطن بالغصب

الجزيرة : بنغازي تستعد لزيارة برلسكوني وعائلة المختار تنتقدها

وكالة الصحافة الفرنسية : القضاء اللبناني يتهم القذافي

الصادق عبدالله : رسالة تكليف الملك ادريس للسيد عبدالله عابد السنوسي

د. سامي عبدالسلام العربي : سيف الإسلام وتحدي المصداقية..

الشرق الأوسط : مطالبة القذافي بإقناع نجله بالتراجع    الراية : رايس تزور ليبيا الأسبوع المقبل

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر (5)

Wednesday, 27 August, 2008: A Sudanese passenger plane carrying at least 100 passengers and crew has been hijacked and diverted to a town in southeastern Libya. Sudanese aviation sources say the plane was hijacked Tuesday shortly after take-off from Nyala, the largest town in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region. The plane, initially bound for the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, landed in the Libyan oasis town of Kufra. Media reports say the hijackers first asked for permission to land in Cairo, but were refused entry. [VOA] More
Wednesday, 27 August, 2008: Senior U.S. officials have disclosed that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will pay a historic visit to Libya next month. The disclosure Tuesday came just weeks after the U.S. and Libya signed an agreement to compensate American victims of Libyan-backed terrorist attacks during the 1980s. Rice has said she looks forward to visiting Libya now that relations between the two countries have been normalized. Her visit will mark the first time a U.S. secretary of state will visit Libya since the 1950s. [VOA] More
Wednesday, 27 August, 2008: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has left the country for a two-day official visit to Libya. During her visit, the Liberian leader is expected to hold bilateral discussions with Libyan leader President Muammar Gaddafi. She is also expected to conclude arrangments for a start up of renovation of the Ducor Hotel as well as the construction of a school for the disabled as was promised by Colonel Gaddafi sometime ago. The President appealed to the President Gaddafi to construct a school for the disabled and war-affected youths in 2006, during a previuos visit to Libya. [Liberia Government] More
Wednesday, 27 August, 2008: Liberia: One of Liberia's most infamous warlords admitted Tuesday that he had trained in Libya and helped topple the government of Burkina Faso before overthrowing Liberia's president. Prince Johnson, a warlord who has reinvented himself and is now a senator in Liberia's U.S.-modeled Congress, had initially refused to appear before the country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. His testimony Tuesday before the packed hall was another turning point in Liberia's struggle to make the actors of its brutal 14-year conflict face up to the horrors they inflicted. Although he is now a senator, Johnson is viewed by many as a warlord-in-a-suit. He is best known for the gruesome torture of Liberia's President Samuel K. Doe. [IHT] More
خليفة بن عسكر : وين ماشيه يا مركبي قوليلي؟

فرج بوالعَـشّة : حقيقة ولد بوه/حقيقة بوه..!!!! (2)

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : "1 سبتمبر" أغتصاب شعب

تعازي إلى آل بالليل     تعازي إلى آل الفيتوري     تعازي إلى آل الكعبازي

قورينا : الانتحار‮    نص كلمة سيف الإسلام القذافي‮    أويا : خذ الكتاب بقوّة

جليانه : التقرير السنوي لمؤسسة القذافي     لقاء مع د. فتحي البعجة     سريب : ثقافة التسلط..

د. عبدالله جبريل : سيف الإسلام.. والنظام..

الساطور : عـطـيـبي الرجّاله

أمارير : صياح الديك ، بصوت الدجاجة (8)

نصر سعيد عقوب : أحوال الحمقى والمغفلين (1)

ابراهيم صهّد : التعويضات الإيطالية وملف المعتقلات الجماعية

Tuesday, 26 August, 2008: CAIRO [MENL] -- Yemen has determined that Iran and Libya were helping the AlQaida network. Officials said the Yemeni intelligence community has concluded that thegrowing Al Qaida network in the Gulf Arab state was receiving money from Iran and Libya. They said Teheran and Tripoli wanted Al Qaida to attack both Yemen as well as neighboring Saudi Arabia. [MENL] More
Tuesday, 26 August, 2008: (AFP) - The CIA recruited a family of Swiss engineers to help it thwart the Libyan and Iranian nuclear programs as well as an underground network of Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, The New York Times reported Monday. The newspaper said the operation involved Friedrich Tinner and his two sons, who have been accused in Switzerland of dealing with rogue nations seeking nuclear equipment and expertise. The Swiss case against them has been hampered by the destruction of relevant documents, which Swiss officials have said was to prevent their falling into terrorist hands. But the Times said the real reason for the destruction was pressure from the US Central Intelligence Agency, which feared that its ties with the Tinners would be exposed. Over four years, the CIA paid the Tinners 10 million dollars, some of which was delivered to them in a suitcase stuffed with cash, the newspaper reported, citing unnamed officials. In return the engineers delivered a flow of secret information that helped end Libya's nuclear weapons program. [AFP] More
Tuesday, 26 August, 2008: With Libya celebrating its national day, Expo 2008 smashed its daily attendance record last Saturday with 87,238 visitors, nearly four thousand more than the previous record set on Saturday, June 28th. The 'Iceberg' spectacle attracted the most interest - with 25,000 visitors - followed by 'El Hombre Vertiente' with 10,420. With respect to the national pavilions, Angola's proved the most popular with nearly 45,000 visitors, followed by Morocco's (27,400) and Qatar's (24,672). [Think Spain] More
Tuesday, 26 August, 2008: LIBYA has backed efforts to find an African solution to Zimbabwe's political and economic problem while re-affirming its solidarity with the people and its leadership. Speaking at the Harare International Airport yesterday, the Libyan special envoy Cde Hafiz Mersal said his country would continue to support the fight against imperialism across Africa. Cde Hafiz Mersal was returning to Libya with a delegation of chiefs who were invited to take part in the 39th anniversary of the great Libyan revolution to be celebrated in September. "We strongly stand with the people of Zimbabwe and their political leadership in the fight against imperialism," Cde Nersal said. "The president Cde Robert Mugabe is one of the people who brought independence to Zimbabwe and he is a liberation hero. "We therefore understand him..". [Herald] More
Tuesday, 26 August, 2008: (ANSAmed) - ROME - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi spoke on the telephone yesterday, Libyan official news agency Jana reported yesterday. "Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called today the leader of the revolution as part of the coordination and the continuous consultations that the two men have on the Mediterranean subjects as well as on subjects of joint interest," the Internet site of the news agency reads on August 24. The Italian and Libyan diplomacies have been negotiating to sign in short time an 'Agreement of friendship and cooperation which would put end of the colonial argument between Rome and Tripoli'. The Italian prime minister wished recently that the negotiations end by August 31. If the latest negotiations have positive results, Berlusconi could visit Libya. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 26 August, 2008: Kampala contracted a non-existent Libyan firm to export garments to the US under the US sponsored Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, The East African has learnt. While the Uganda government purported to have entered into an agreement with LAP Textiles Ltd, a subsidiary of the Libya Africa Investment Portfolio -- LAP Mauritius, to take over the AGOA textiles business, the Public Accounts Committee has been told that the firm did not legally exist at the time a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two parties. The Uganda government claims that on June 25, 2007, it contracted the Libyan firm to produce and supply garments to the US under the AGOA arrangement. Kampala also signed off its stake in a textiles factory to the latter. According to the MoU between the two parties, LAP was described as a private limited liability company incorporated under the laws of Uganda set up to carry out the business of textile. [East African] More
خالد الغول : الدولة الجديدة تكونت وربح الجميع عدا المواطن!!

د. فتحي الفاضلي : لأنكم نظام ارهابي..

الراية : فندق "الفاتح" الأول من نوعه فى السودان     إيلاف : سيف الإسلام الشوكالا!

حملة التضامن : دعوة للتظاهر والإعتصام بلندن

عيسى عبدالقيوم : الثالوث الضامن

صورتان لحريق راس لانوف الذي شبّ يوم الثلاثاء 19ـ8ـ2008

Two Photos Of The Libyan Refinary Blaze ( Tuesday, 19 August, 2008 )

بوزيد لهلالي : إنتهاء مهمة سيف

أخبار طبرق : كمبوت على حافة الموت

Monday, 25 August, 2008: Libya and Syria signed in Tripoli a memorandum of agreement on the recovery and the reinvestment of the deposit granted by Libya to Syria during the 1980’s. The Libyan Minister of Finance, Mohammed Houij, and his Syrian counterpart, Mohammed Al-Hussein, signed the memorandum of agreement which relates to a deposit estimated at 200 million Dollars. Under the terms of the memorandum, Syria must invest the amount of this deposit in Libya through the creation of a common company... [Alarab Online] More
Monday, 25 August, 2008: Dr Mahmoud Gebril, Director-General of Libya’s National Economic Development Board, will visit Singapore from 25 to 29 August 2008 at the invitation of Mr S Iswaran, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry. Dr Gebril’s visit follows on the heels of Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong’s trip to Libya in May this year, when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dr Gebril and SMS Iswaran to form a Joint Working Group to facilitate cooperation and investments between Singapore and Libya. [Sprinter] More
Monday, 25 August, 2008: No doubt the Alle-Kiski Valley has some interesting substitute teachers, but there's one whose story stands out from the rest: Sandra Simpson, one of the few American civilians ever to be held hostage in Libya. Anyone who didn't know Simpson 21 years ago might be surprised to hear what the soft-spoken local history buff was up to in May 1987. That's when Simpson, 55, was released by Libyan guerrillas after they kidnapped her, her husband and the crew of their yacht and held them captive in a hotel room for months. The story of what followed is long, complicated and almost incredible: it involves a battle with cancer; the loss of a husband, a home and a business; an international labor strike; and the Carin II, a 150-foot motor yacht with an unfortunate history. It also involves a lawsuit filed by Simpson and her Egyptian husband, Mostafa Karim, against the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya -- the Libyan government. [PittsburghLive] More
تشرين : الوديعة الليبية ستستثمر في مصنع إسمنت

الجريدة : شركة إيطالية توقع عقداً لبناء مصنع للأسمنت في ليبيا

رفيق : هذا الرّجل ـ ماكين ـ وهذا الصّبي ـ أوباما ـ

الساطور : أوباما يختار "بايدن"

سليم الرقعي : تهديدات وردود!؟

الإسلام اليوم : ليبيا : أهالي قتلى بأحد السجون يقاضون الحكومة

المهدي الطويبي : أمن الجماهيرية في مهب الريح.. صور فاضحة للمعتصم

البشاير : باربرا وولترز : القذافي لم ينظر في عيني دقيقة واحدة

Sunday, 24 August, 2008: This satellite image shows thick, dark smoke billowing from what is believed to be a fire at an oil refinery near Tripoli. The fire is at the tiny red square on the north end of the smoke plume. The visible portion of the plume stretches over 100 kilometers to the southeast from the blaze. [Geology] More
Sunday, 24 August, 2008: The Times of London reported in June this year that the London-based mining group Rio Tinto is on the verge of becoming the biggest Western investor in Libya. The company is discussing with the Libyan authorities the feasibility of building a US$2.5 billion aluminium smelter capable of producing 360,000 tonnes of metal per year. BP has signed a deal with Libya's NOC (National Oil Corporation) to invest about US$900 million to explore for oil and gas. Shell has signed an agreement with the NOC worth up to US$450 million to upgrade an existing liquid natural gas refinery. But this deal, the Times stated, would dwarf both of these deals combined if it were to go ahead. Rio Tinto is a giant in this sector... [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 24 August, 2008: In a somewhat low profile ceremony last week, the chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mr. Shukri Ghanem, launched the second privately owned fuel distribution company, Al-Rahila, in Libya. The ceremony took place at a newly refurbished gas station. The station which is owned by Rahila company, one of three companies that have been established specifically to take part in the privatization of fuel distribution in the country, is located at Nasir street and is expected to be one of many other government-own gas stations soon to be transferred to the private sector. Speaking to The Tripoli Post, Ghanem said the launching of the company is a part of bringing in the private sector to take part in the distribution of fuel and the aim is to improve the quality of such important service in the country... [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 24 August, 2008: Tripoli-based WSP Libya – which has been formed in partnership with the Libyan Government's Housing & Infrastructure Board – will provide consultancy services to organisations involved in construction and infrastructure projects in the country. The HIB – which has a budget of US$50m – has plans to build 250,000 new homes, as well as modernise large parts of Libya's infrastructure, which was adversely affected by EU and US sanctions. WSP Libya, which employs 10 people, has signed a contract to work on the design of a 17km four-lane ring road around the city of Sabha in the southern part of the country. It is also in advanced negotiations regarding contracts relating to the planning of a 250-hectare city district. [CNPlus] More
تعازي إلى آل التير

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : دولة القانون وخطها الأحمر!!

د. مصطفى عـبدالله : القذافي يفعـل... والمعـارضه تشجب

طارق القزيري : خمس قصص قصيرة جداً (4)

منظمة الأمل لحقوق الإنسان : تذكير بنشاط المنظمة القادم

اللجنة الإعلامية ـ المؤتمر الوطني : جحيم لليبيين ومدن وجنات للتونسيين

إيلاف : محامو حبري يتساءلون لماذا لا يحاكم دبي والقذافي

إسلام اونلاين : بعد القذافي.. معارضة مصر تنتظر موقف جمال مبارك

عمر الهوني : لقطات من "اجتماع حملة التضامن البريطاني الليبي"

Saturday, 23 August, 2008: GENEVA, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Swiss government is continuing its efforts to solve the problems besetting bilateral relations with Libya, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The two countries consider that it is necessary to continue the discussions at the bilateral level and through diplomatic channels, the ministry said in a statement. But at the moment it is not possible to say when the bilateral discussions will lead to a resolution of the outstanding issues, it said. Conflict between the two countries stemmed from the July 15 detention of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal. [Xinhua] More
Saturday, 23 August, 2008: Sebha, Libya - The chairman of the Kadhafi Foundation for Development (KFD), Seif Ul-Islam Muammar Kadhafi here on Wednesday underscored the need to draw up a constitution that could be named "Jamahirian (mass) Pact". Ul-Islam said the pact would seek to protect the people's power and ensure human rights and liberties. Addressing scores of youths gathered under the third Libyan youth meeting in central Libya, Ul-Islam outlined the need for the emergence of an independent press, free of the influence of any party, to reveal whatever happens in the society and the establishment of an unbiased and honest legal system, implementing the law s and therefore protecting the gains made for the Libyan society. [PANA] More
Saturday, 23 August, 2008: No Maltese oil workers have been hurt in a major fire which has been raging since Wednesday at Libya's biggest oil refinery and oil storage facility. The fire, at state-owned Ras Lanuf, near Tripoli, has forced Libya to reduce oil shipments. The blaze started during maintenance works. Maltese worker George Ebejer said the fire spread to a discharge area. Maltese Ambassador Joseph Cassar said no Maltese were hurt and the fire had now been contained. [Times Of Malta] More
Saturday, 23 August, 2008: DHAKA, Aug 22 Asia Pulse - Bangladesh's Foreign Adviser Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Thursday said the door for manpower export to Libya is opening up, as a deal to this effect is ready for signing shortly. Talking to reporters at Foreign Ministry in the morning, he said the Advisory Council has approved a draft Memorandum of Understanding that he hopes to sign with his Libyan counterpart next month. This will facilitate temporary managed migration of Bangladeshi workers to Libya, which promises to be an expanding market, said Dr Iftekhar, also in charge of the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare. [Asia Pulse] More
Saturday, 23 August, 2008: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, AUGUST 22 - Italcementi has signed a contract for the construction of a cement plant in Libya, in partnership with Libyan Mining Company, the Libyan group announced today. The contract signed yesterday envisages the exploitation of raw materials and the construction of a plant in the Tobruk area, north-eastern Libya, the company announced without disclosing the project's cost. The cement factory will have an annual production capacity of four million tonnes of cement and 500,000 tonnes of concrete. Chinese state-owned company CNBM (China National Building Material) won, at the end of May, a contract worth some 117 million euro for the construction of a cement plant. [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 23 August, 2008: (ANSAmed) - PALERMO, AUGUST 22 - Some 700 Eritreans, including 30 children, held in the Libyan jail Misurata for some two years, are on a hunger strike to call for an intervention of the European Union and find a solution to their problems, Mussie Zerai, president of the Eritrean association Habeshia which works to help co-nationals in difficulty, said. The immigrants call upon the EU to obtain regular access in Europe to be able to submit political asylum request and live in safety. [ANSAmed] More
رفيق : على مين يا طبرق؟!

تامر الزيات : خبر وأشعار

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر (4)

ناجي الفيتوري : ليبيا الغدر

رمضان جربوع : لترسيخ حكم الشعب : أحزاب، منابر، جمعيات؟

عبدالله الشبلي : مبروك عليهم الحقل الجديد

الإنقاذ : حتى هجن سيناء لها نصيب في أموال الليبيين

كتاب جديد للدكتور يونس فنوش : "الهمالي شعيب الحضيري : حياته وشعره"

الهيئة العامة.. : سيف الإسلام : إننا جميعا نحافظ على دولة الجماهير الجماهيرية

الساطور : الدوتشي الجديد

محمد الورفلي : كيمياء سياسية..!!

محمد بن احميدة : سبها 20ـ08ـ2008

شبردق : القذافي الشاذ في طرالها و جرالها

فرج بوالعَـشّة : بين الشيخ المستنير والأفندي المستغرب

Friday, 22 August, 2008: Tripoli - Seif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, is increasingly seen as the successor to his father, despite publicly ruling out any dynastic ambitions in the north African country. Although he occupies no formal political office, the 36-year-old Seif al-Islam wields vast influence. In recent years he has distinguished himself as one of the most dependable of the regime's envoys, and a determined reformist working to normalise Libya's relations with the West. In August 2007, he announced wide-ranging reforms for the country, inevitably sparking speculation on the question of succession, even if he insisted "Libya will not become a dynasty or a monarchy nor a dictatorship." Although he has now announced his withdrawal from politics, analysts believe the decision will have no long-term impact on the succession... [IOL] More
Friday, 22 August, 2008: TRIPOLI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - OPEC member Libya's crude oil production rose to about 2.0 million barrels per day (bpd) currently from 1.3 million in 2003 as a result of the country's improved ties with Europe and the United States, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son said on Wednesday. Libya also earned $10 billion from contracts reached with foreign companies lured by its huge oil and gas potential, added Saif al Islam, one of Gaddafi's most influential sons, said to have played a leading role in bringing Tripoli back into maintream international politics. Libya holds Africa's largest proven crude oil reserves. "We had begged foreign companies to come to Libya before 2003 but now the situation had changed in our favor..." [Reuters] More
Friday, 22 August, 2008: Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- A fire at a crude storage tank in Ras Lanuf, the site of Libya's largest oil refinery and a petroleum port, may force the North African nation to reduce output by as much as 100,000 barrels a day. The storage tank that caught fire yesterday during maintenance contains 500,000 barrels of crude oil, mostly from fields developed by Petro-Canada, Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp., said in a telephone interview from Tripoli today. ``The fire is still raging for a second day, we're trying to prevent it from spreading to the whole tank farm,'' he said. ``We have to reduce production by 70,000 barrels a day to 100,000 barrels a day.'' Libya, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, produced 1.69 million barrels a day last month, according to Bloomberg estimates. [Bloomberg] More
Friday, 22 August, 2008: LIBYA: SAIF AL-ISLAM Gadafy, son of the Libyan leader and a considerable driving force behind the gradual opening up of the country, has declared that he will step back from matters of state. In a speech yesterday evening, the apparent heir to Col Muammar Gadafy said all the big battles had been fought and his presence would serve only to confuse things in the future. He was referring to agreements Libya reached with the United States this month to compensate all US and Libyan victims of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Another achievement was the release of several Bulgarian nurses who were detained for eight years after being accused of infecting Libyan children with the HIV virus. Col Gadafy's son and his international foundation played an important part in the release of the nurses last year... [Irish Times] More
ليبيا المستقبل : التسجيل الكامل لخطاب سيف الإسلام القذافي في سبها

خطاب سيف الإسلام القذافي : البي بي سي    ميدل ايست اونلاين    وكالة الصحافة الفرنسية    القناة    الجزيرة

المحامي الشارف الغرياني : عودة جاهلية القبيلة..

نصر سعيد عقوب : أمل يعتصر ألماً

الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : بيان توضيحي

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : أغرب مصالحة.. الضحايا يعترفون!

محمد الجهمي : أين المصداقية فى خطاب السيد سيف الاسلام القذافي؟

قورينا : عدد من عائلات ضحايا سجن "أبوسليم" تقبل بالصلح الإجتماعي

منظمة الأمل لحقوق الإنسان : إعلان عن إعتصام

موقع ليبي جديد : موقع "حملة التضامن البريطاني الليبي للحرية وحقوق الإنسان"

Thursday, 21 August, 2008: TRIPOLI, Libya – A fire at major Libyan oil facility was sparked by an industrial accident, the nation's top oil official said Wednesday. The fire, which has now burned for two days, has been contained to one tank in the Ras Lanuf oil complex, said Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp. That storage tank contained 500,000 barrels of crude oil, but it was not clear how the fire would affect Ras Lanuf's storage capacity, he said. Nearby tanks have been emptied to isolate the blaze, Ghanem said. There have been no injuries reported from the fire, said Petro-Canada spokesman Tom Carney. [AP] More
Thursday, 21 August, 2008: CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Petro-Canada (PCA.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Wednesday that a fire at oil storage tank at a Libyan petrochemical and refining complex has not affected its field operations in the North African country. The company, Canada's No. 4 oil producer and refiner, said the fire in a 450,000 barrel oil-storage tank at the Ras Lanuf complex was not affecting the company's operations and is not expected to have a financial impact, according to Petro-Canada spokesman Tom Carney. "It's having no effect on our field production, we are producing normally," he said. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 21 August, 2008: (Reuters) - Libya, now in the mainstream of international politics after decades of isolation, needs reforms to revamp its political system into one that stands out against the region's "forest of dictatorships", Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son said on Wednesday. Saif al-Islam said his North African country has to strive to build a better future based on independent institutions and a thriving civic society since it had reconciled with the West. Ties between OPEC member Libya and the United States have improved dramatically since 2003, when Libya accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie airliner bombing. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 21 August, 2008: A delegation of the Belarusian foreign ministry, led by Deputy Minster Viktar Haysyonak, arrived in Libya on August 18 on a three-day visit. The delegation held a round of consultations with representatives of the Libyan General People’s Committee for External Relations and International Cooperation on Monday, the Belarusian foreign ministry’s press office. The talks focused on “the entire range of issues of Belarusian-Libyan cooperation,” according to the press office. [Naviny] More
Thursday, 21 August, 2008: (ANSAmed) - ROME, AUGUST 20 - The negotiations between Italy and Libya for the signature of the historical agreement, which Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi wishes to finalise by the end of August, are continuing at a fast pace. In the wake of the visit to Rome on August 7 of Libyan Prime Minister El Baghdadi Ali El Mahmudi, yesterday a delegation from Tripoli (led by Deputy Foreign Minister Abdelati al Obeidi) arrived at Palazzo Chigi to meet Foreign Minister Franco Frattini and the undersecretary to the Prime Minister's office, Gianni Letta: the Prime Minister in fact gave them the task to define the details... [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 21 August, 2008: The son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Seif al-Islam, has announced his withdrawal from political life, calling for a "strong" civil society in Libya. "I have decided no longer to intervene in state affairs," he told thousands of young supporters in the town of Sebha 800km south of the capital Tripoli. Mr Islam, who has no official function though he is often put forward as his father's successor, said he had been "obliged to intervene" in political life given the lack of political institutions and a civil service. In his televised speech he claimed to have solved all the country's problems, nationally and external... [News] More
Thursday, 21 August, 2008: Libya will sign a free trade accord with the European Union soon, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's influential son Saif al Islam said on Wednesday. "We will reach an association accord with the European Union soon to export goods to markets there without tariffs," Saif told a youth rally in the southern city of Sebha, 800 km (500 miles) from Tripoli. Saif, whose speech was broadcast live on Libyan state television, said the accord with the EU was a result of the North African country's improved ties with Europe and the United States since 2003. "Who would have believed that we would reach such achievements?..." [Reuters] More
Thursday, 21 August, 2008: A Maltese and a Libyan were arrested after some drug finds, the police said in a press release on Wednesday. The police apprehended a 28-year-old man from Zejtun in Qajjenza, limits of Birzebbuga. Thirteen packets of cocaine and nine packets of heroin were found in his possession and were ready to be sold. The police made the arrest after it was established that the man was involved in drug trafficking. Meanwhile on Tuesday afternoon, members of the Drug Squad searched various people who had just made it to Malta Int'l Airport from Tripoli, Libya. The police decided to search a 24-year-old Libyan national who was acting strangely. Nothing was found on him or in his luggage. However, an X-ray later revealed that he was carrying ten heroin capsules in his stomach. They had approximately 100 grammes of the drug. [MaltaMedia] More
تعازي إلى آل بن زكري

ليلى الهوني : إهانة أمريكية 'ذكية' للشعـب الليبي

ميلاد السوقي : إسقاطات سوقية

موقع ليبي جديد : مدوّنة "علي عقيل الحمروني"    مدوّنات ليبية أخرى

ادرار نفوسه : معاً في فردوس الجماهيرية البوليسية الطبقية

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر (3)

محيط : وكالة أنباء إيرانية تشن هجوما ضد القذافي

د. مصطفى عبدالله : متفرقات

Wednesday, 20 August, 2008: (CNSNews.com) – At a time when the U.S. is moving towards full normalization of relations with Libya, Muammar Gaddafi’s son has made it clear that the North African nation is looking to Russia as its strategic partner. In a little-noticed interview with Russia’s Kommersant business daily, Seif al-Islam Gaddafi said Moscow’s resurgence, demonstrated by this month’s military incursion into Georgia, was a positive development for the Arab world. “What happened in Georgia is a good sign, which means America is no longer the sole world power setting the rules of the game,” Gaddafi said. [CNS] More
Wednesday, 20 August, 2008: LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC is unlikely to change its oil output at a meeting next month and a decline in oil prices will probably be temporary, the top oil official for OPEC member Libya said on Tuesday. Oil has slid to about $112 a barrel from a record high of $147.27 last month, weighed in part by slowing demand. The drop has prompted some OPEC members, such as Iran, to say the group is pumping too much. 'We are not thinking of doing anything, but we are watching the market carefully,' Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, told Reuters by telephone. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 20 August, 2008: Maputo, 19 Aug – The Mozambican government is negotiating with Libya and Bulgaria the relief of its debt to those non Paris Club countries according to Monday’s edition of newspaper Correio da Manhã. The paper said that, after having managed to negotiate a debt cancellation of US$393 million owed to Portugal, Mozambique requested negotiations on bilateral debt with Iraq... [MacauHub] More
تعازي إلى آل الساعدي    تعازي إلى آل الشارف

سليم الرقعي : يا حماة الحقيقة!

عبدالمنصف البوري : مطالب وطنية وليست تسويات هامشية

جمعة القماطي : مؤسسة سيف والأشرطة المدبلجة.. (1)

ميدل ايست اونلاين : أقواس المطر    ليبيا الغد : مـن أجل الحقيقة

مجاهد البوسيفي : ماذا سيحدث لو غاب القذافي فجأة؟

Ghoma: Is It True Libya Has Just Bought Back Its 'Respect'?

ردينه مصطفى الفيلالي : خطوات الأصابع

Tuesday, 19 August, 2008: The age-old advice that, "If you sup with the devil, use a long spoon," should be strictly observed when full diplomatic relations between the United States and Libya are restored. The signing Thursday of an agreement finally settling compensation for American victims of terrorism means that the U.S. will upgrade relations with the nefarious dictatorship of Moammar Gadhafi, open an embassy in Tripoli, appoint a U.S. ambassador and send Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Libya to make nice. As well as packing a long spoon, Ms. Rice should take something to settle her stomach. Nothing could be more nauseating than dealing with Gadhafi, a ruthless dictator who has brutally oppressed his own people for four decades. The only good that can be said for him is that he claims he is no longer a sponsor of int'l terrorism. [Charleston] More
Tuesday, 19 August, 2008: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has urged an end to Tuareg revolts in Mali and Niger, saying more war will hurt the impoverished states and plunge a region unsettled by security and smuggling problems into turmoil. Africa's fourth largest country, Libya wields influence in parts of the Sahara and the Sahel region on its southern fringe thanks to its oil wealth and tribal links between its own population and those of neighbouring states. Speaking in the southwestern Libyan town of Ubari on Sunday evening, Gaddafi said: "I hope the insurgent leaders understand that they are playing around with a dangerous and sensitive demographic area. They are playing around with, and harming, the Islamic area. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 19 August, 2008: Swedish mine clearing technology and services provider Countermine Technologies AB said on Monday (18 August) that it has won new contracts in Libya and Croatia. In Libya the company won a SEK6m contract to clear a 1,000-square kilometre former military site contaminated with mines and unexploded ammunition. The contract represents a continuation of a general survey contract Countermine Technologies won earlier this year from a major oil company. In Croatia, the company won a SEK7m assignment to clear a 547,000-square metre area. Parts of this project will be carried out with the help of subcontractors. [M2] More
Tuesday, 19 August, 2008: An 18-year-old Collier County girl is home after swimming in the Olympics for Libya. NBC2 spoke to the girl about her experience and how the Lely High School graduate is making waves worldwide, despite not winning any medals. Mercedes Farhat can't help but smile about her Olympic experience. "It was a dream come true," she said. Competing for Libya, she finished 47th out of 49 swimmers in the 100 meter breaststroke. But in doing so, she actually won her heat - bettering her personal best time by three-and-a-half seconds. "The entire thing was full. Every seat was taken and it was the prelims," said Farhat. By gaining dual citizenship, it allowed her to swim for her father's home country, becoming the first female swimmer in Libyan history. And even without winning gold, she's already a hero there. [MSNBC] More
القدس : صداقة غامضة بين الأمير أندرو وليبي    اذاعة هولندا : طوارق مالي يسلمون سلاحهم للقذافي

الشرق الأوسط : طرابلس تترقب زيارة رايس    الراية : أمريكا - ليبيا.. مع أحرّ التحيات!

علي : محكمة أمن الدولة تدين الصحفي عبدالله الوافي

الساطور : الحقيقة القبيحة

محمد مبروك بوقعيقيص : إلى أين ومتى ينتهي مسلسل التعويضات المليارديّة؟

الصيّاد : علاش أنا    جليانه : إلى قارعة الطريق    سودانيز اونلاين : حوار مع د. الهادي شلوف

عمر الكدي : نهاية مرحلة القطب الأوحد

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : صندوق نهب ثروة الليبيين

Monday, 18 August, 2008: No fewer than 150 deportees from Libya arrived the Murtala Muhammad Int'l Airport (MMIA), Lagos on last Friday evening, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. This brings to 394, the number of Nigerians deported from Libya in the last three days. The deportees arrived aboard a Libyan chartered plane with registration mark AAW3107. NAN gathered that while some of them were deported for immigration offences, others were sent home after serving jail terms in Libya. Some of the deportees told NAN that they were shabbily treated by Libyan immigration officials before their deportation. [Daily Triumph] More
Monday, 18 August, 2008: Libyan Ambassador to Malta Saad El Shalmani has said that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Search and Rescue (SAR) between Malta and Libya, which has been in the pipeline for quite a while, is “ready to be signed at the first opportunity”. Dr El Shalmani was speaking to journalists on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas while SAR exercises were being carried out by the ship’s crew, graduates of the Armed Forces of Malta’s (AFM) SAR Training Centre, and personnel from the AFM’s Maritime Squadron. The Libyan ambassador’s presence on the US Coast Guard vessel was particularly significant.. [Independent] More
Monday, 18 August, 2008: The following is an excerpt from Bruce St John's new publication: "Libya: From Colony to Independence." History is in the details: "When the American colonies were part of the British imperial system, American ships engaged in the Mediterranean trade enjoyed such immunities from Barbary corsairs as the British government bought by payments of tribute to the rulers of Algiers, Morocco, Tripoli and Tunis. With the American Declaration of Independence, this protection was immediately withdrawn; and the corsairs (or pirates) proved useful to Great Britain in throttling the commerce of its rebellious colonies. Following the seizure by the regency of Algiers in 1765 of two American schooners, the 'Mermaid' and the 'Dauphin,' the United States invoked its 1778 treaty with France for protection. However, the good offices of the latter failed.. [PJStar] More
Monday, 18 August, 2008: Tripoli, Libya - The Libyan oil prices recorded a slight drop of US$3 this week-end, compared to those of Thursday, PANA reports from here. With this, the prices posted by the various sites went from US$103,67 to US$108, 13. This bearish trend was also noted on the worldwide market, where the crude turned around US$111. Libya is the second largest African oil producer behind Nigeria, with a daily production of 1,800.000 barrels. On the Libyan market, the prices are as follows: 1. Al-Sidra 106.28 2. Al-Sharara 110.13 3. Abou Attifl 108.13 4. Al-Bréga 108.085. Al-Zouitina 107.33 6. Al-Sarir 104.787. Al-Jorf 105.67 8.. [PANA] More
Monday, 18 August, 2008: August 16 (TRIPOLI) — Eritrean and Libyan foreign ministers discussed today the ongoing preparations to hold a meeting of a contact group charged with the implementation of Dakar Agreement signed last March between Chad and Chad. Eritrea’s FM Osman Saleh Eritrea will host on August 26 a meeting of the group to discuss mechanisms related to the deployment of the joint patrols throughout border between the two countries. This meeting comes after the acceptance of a Libyan initiative... [Sudan Tribune] More
Monday, 18 August, 2008: Why is there this rush across the free world to rehabilitate Moammar Khaddafy? I do not understand this: Nearly 20 years after the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the United States and Libya have signed a compensation deal for the American victims, a crucial step on the road to restoring diplomatic relations between the two countries. Oh, wonderful. I was wondering when we’d be all friendly with the Dictooter (last item) once again. Bush’s legacy is secure. Well, it’s not so secure with the victims of Qaddafi’s terrorism. From the ABC story: Some family members say they’d rather keep Libya on notice than receive the financial settlement. “I would gladly forego the money to have Libya remain on the state sponsored terrorism list, so long as Gadhafi’s in power,” said Peter Lowenstein whose son Alexander, a 21 year-old student at Syracuse, was on board Flight 103. “I don’t think we should be doing this..." [Michelle Malkin] More
المحمودي : أئفكا أآلهة دون الله تريدون؟!

سالم بن عمار : صلاح انقاب "أمارير" من الكذب إلى الدجل!

لجنة التضامن : بيان بشأن تردي الحالة الصحية للدكتور ادريس بوفايد

طارق القزيري : إحبوس وفلوس

عيسى عبدالقيوم : موسم قطف القدّيد

فرج بوالعَـشّة : حقيقة ولد بوه/حقيقة بوه..!!!! (1)

Sunday, 17 August, 2008: The historic reconciliation between the United States and Libya last week, capped by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's announcement Friday that she will visit the North African country before leaving office, has left some American victims of Libyan terrorism outraged. US and Libyan diplomats embrace in Tripoli on Thursday upon signing a deal to settle outstanding terrorism lawsuits and restore diplomatic relations. Slideshow: Pictures of the week "They allow this horrible terrorist who murdered my daughter and all these other people to triumph. This is a triumph for terrorism," said Susan Cohen, whose daughter Theodora Cohen was killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. [The Jerusalem Post] More
Sunday, 17 August, 2008: Two years ago I expressed my individual feeling in a small article that was posted on Ibnosina website (www.ibnosina.org); I titled it as "Let us prepare for 2007". Most likely, it was read by very few people. I came cross it today and read it to remind my self of what I wrote. If you are interested the following link takes you to the article from that was published more than a year ago. (http://www.ibnosinahealth.org) In any case after reading it I decided to express my feeling today. In one sentence, when I wrote this article, the hot topic among Libyan health professionals as well as the public at large was the treatment abroad. Unless I am out of touch because of distance or illness, I am not sure that we have solved this issue yet. [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 17 August, 2008: Awilco Offshore through Premium Drilling has received a Letter of Intent from an international operating company for a drilling program of two firm wells plus one optional well for the jack-up drilling rig WilForce. The firm period of the contract is estimated to 180 days. The LOI and subsequent contract is subject to approval of the National Oil Company (NOC). The estimated contract value for the firm period of the contract is USD 36.5 mill. Operation is scheduled to commence between mid-December 2008 and early March 2009 and in direct continuation of the rig's present commitment with Repsol Exploration. [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 17 August, 2008: CAIRO, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa welcomed on Saturday the resolution of the compensations dossier between Libya and the US, based on the agreement signed between the two countries. In a press release, Moussa hoped that this "will create an opportunity for the normalization of relations between the two countries and boosting bilateral ties." Libya and the US had signed on Thursday an agreement in Tripoli, whereby all pending issues would be resolved. [KUNA] More
Sunday, 17 August, 2008: Relations between Switzerland and Libya continue tense a month after the arrest of Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife in Geneva. Discussions are continuing between the two sides to solve the problem between them, but details still have to be negotiated, foreign ministry spokesman Jean-Philippe Jeannerat said on Friday. Hannibal, a son of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, was detained in a luxury hotel after two of his servants complained of serious ill treatment at the hands of the couple. After being questioned Hannibal and his wife were allowed free on bail and left the country. They still face charges. [Swiss Info] More
Sunday, 17 August, 2008: Libya and the United States have signed an agreement settling all outstanding claims for compensation for their past actions, and opening the door to full normal relations, to be symbolised by a visit to Tripoli by secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and the appointment of ambassadors in Tripoli and Washington. This is a bold step, with political cost for both parties. Will it work? Libya's long normalisation process had good relations with Washington as one of its aims. This is realistic, if only because Washington has power and is sometimes ready to use it. There are also many things about America that Libyans, probably including Gadafy himself, admire. The long period of separation has been damaging and unpleasant. But of course that is not the whole story. One cat got out of the bag on the very day the agreement was signed: Gadafy's son, Saif al-Islam, told the Russian newspaper Kommersant "why the Arab world is behind Russia". All Arabs are mad at Georgia, he said, because it sent its troops to Iraq ..." [The Guardian] More
رمضان جربوع : جهاز "التميمة" لِلوازم أجهزة الأمن العربية

الجزيرة : محاكمة الزعماء العرب أمام محاكم دولية ( د. الهادي شلوف و آخرون )

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر (2)

جليانه : بيان من مؤسسة القذافي للتنمية والأعمال الخيرية

منظمة الأمل : مراعاة الحذر عند.. الأبعاد     إلى مجلس إدارة الهجرة السويدي

Saturday, 16 August, 2008: (AFP) — The United States is confident it will receive adequate contributions, including possibly from US firms, to a fund to compensate American victims of Libyan attacks and those of US reprisals. "The fund is set up as a humanitarian vehicle and it can take contributions from any source and I'm confident that there will be robust sources for this funding," US Assistant Secretary of State David Welch told reporters. He said that an independent "international humanitarian settlement fund" would be established to fullfill terms of a US-Libya compensation agreement signed in Tripoli Thursday, paving the way for full normalization of ties between the two countries. The deal will see compensation paid for families of the victims... [AFP] More
Saturday, 16 August, 2008: Nearly 20 years after the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the United States and Libya have signed a compensation deal for the American victims, a crucial step on the road to restoring diplomatic relations between the two countries. Some family members of Flight 103 victims, however, are not thrilled to see the US is willing to reestablish ties with Libya while leader Moammar Gadhafi is still in charge. The United States and Libya have signed a compensation deal for the American victims of Pan Am Flight 103, a crucial step on the road to restoring diplomatic relations between the two countries. "I am irritated and angry that our government is really willing to open up diplomatic relations while Gadhafi is still in power since he is responsible for the murders of American citizens," said Bert Ammerman. [ABC] More
Saturday, 16 August, 2008: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday she would go to Libya soon after the signing of a compensation deal for American victims of Libyan attacks in the 1980s and US reprisals. The agreement was by top US and Libyan officials in Tripoli on Thursday after a series of high level meetings. "A lot of this is coming to completion after a good deal of work and I look forward to go to Libya" ... I hope to go soon," said Rice who is on a visit to Georgia. Rice praised the accord which she said came after "many, many years of hard work as well as Libya having made some important strategic choices. [AFP] More
Saturday, 16 August, 2008: GENEVA (AFP) — Libya has released the mother of the Morrocan servant who has accused Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's youngest son of abuse, the servant's lawyer told AFP on Friday. "The mother of my client has been freed and has been able to return to Morocco," Francois Membrez told AFP. "On the other hand, we have had no news of the brother of my client for the last 10 days," he added. "The last we heard from him, he was in hiding in Libya. We do not know if he is still hiding, if he has been detained or if he managed to escape," said the lawyer. According to Membrez, his client could seek a mediation... [AFP] More
Saturday, 16 August, 2008: With its sandy Mediterranean beaches, therapeutic baths, extensive shopping, plentiful live entertainment and considerable architectural grandeur, Leptis Magna sounds like the ideal holiday destination. But it now lies partly buried under sands blown in from Libya's deserts, and few could find it on a map today. While most of the Mediterranean shoreline is thronged all summer long with Europe's bronzed and beautiful, the coastline at Leptis Magna is largely empty of all but domestic visitors, and so is the town itself, despite being one of the largest and best-preserved Roman cities anywhere. [Ottawa Citizen] More
Saturday, 16 August, 2008: A final settlement on lawsuits over terrorism attacks clears the way for a secretary of state visit. Two decades after a Pan Am airliner exploded in the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland, Libya and the United States have settled all outstanding lawsuits by U.S. victims over that incident and other terrorist attacks sponsored by the Libyan government. The move was the last major step required to allow the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries and to complete the rehabilitation of Libyan strongman Muammar Qadhafi. It also clears the way for a visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. [ U.S. News] More
محمد مبروك بوقعيقيص : جمعية الجاليات الليبية في المهجر

فرج بوالعَـشّة : تلاقح الحضارات.. البدء من الصفر..!!

السلفيوم : قهاير     قورينا : أتمنى أن أرى إبني

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : معالم أنهيار الدولة الليبية

ابراهيم صهّد : هل تنسى الفظائع بحق الشعب؟

Friday, 15 August, 2008: (CNN) -- Libya will pay hundreds of millions of dollars to victims of terrorist attacks involving Americans in an agreement signed and finalized Thursday, the U.S. State Department said. Assistant Secretary of State David Welch signed the deal in Tripoli, Libya, on Thursday. If implemented, the deal will end Libya's legal liability in numerous lawsuits from families of victims of what the United States considers Libyan terrorist acts. It also paves the way for stronger ties between the two nations... [CNN] More
Friday, 15 August, 2008: Two decades after a Pan Am airliner exploded in the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland, Libya and the U.S. have settled all outstanding lawsuits by U.S. victims over that incident and other terrorist attacks sponsored by the Libyan government. The move was the last major step required to allow the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries and to complete the rehabilitation of Libyan strongman Muammar Qadhafi. It also clears the way for a visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. [USANews] More
Friday, 15 August, 2008: MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) - Libya said the conflict in Georgia and its breakaway republic of South Ossetia has signaled an end to the dominance of the United States in global affairs, a Russian daily reported on Thursday. "What happened in Georgia is a good sign, which means America is no longer the sole world power setting the rules of the game," the Libyan president's eldest son Seif al Islam Qaddafi said in an interview with Kommersant. "There is a balance in the world now. Russia is resurging, which is good for us, for the entire Middle East," said Seif al Islam, who runs the Qaddafi Foundation. [RIA Novosti] More
Friday, 15 August, 2008: A Libyan Cargo Plane with medical and humanitarian aid on board landed in Dakar Airport in Senegal from Gedafi project for African youth, child and woman to Senegalese people. The reception of the shipment at the airport was by director of food security at Ministry of Family and woman, delegates from grassroots organizations and the Secretary and members of the Libyan People's Bureau. [Relief Web] More
Friday, 15 August, 2008: (MENAFN - Times of Oman) Within the context of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said's Libya visit, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a joint holding company with a capital of $500 million was signed yesterday. The agreement was signed on behalf of the Sultanate's government by Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, minister of national economy and deputy chairman of the Financial Affairs and Energy Resources Council, and on behalf of the Libyan government by Dr Ali Abdul Aziz Al Isawi, secretary of the General People's Committee for Economy, Trade and Investment. [Times of Oman] More
Friday, 15 August, 2008: Pupils at a school in Libya who sat the Leaving Certificate bucked the Irish trend with excellent marks in maths and science, it was revealed. Half the maths class at the Ism International School in Tripoli - the only school outside Ireland to offer the exams - scored A1s. A third of the biology class scored the top grades, with both sets of results significantly better than the national trends at home. Waterford man Brendan Coffey, the retired principal of the school who introduced the Irish state exams there, said he was delighted. "It's a great achievement for the pupils and the teachers," he said. [The Press Association] More
عمر الكدي : المصالحة على صفحة قديمة

قورينا : تعليقاً على خطاب سيف الإسلام‮ .. "ما بلاش نتكلم في‮ ‬الماضي"

حملة التضامن : دعوة للقيام باعتصام أمام السفارة السويدية بلندن

رفيق : من فوائد النقاب ... التي لا يعرفها الشيّاب

Ghoma: Who Died And Made The Son A King...?

العربية : عائشة القذافي.. آنسة مثيرة للجدل

Thursday, 14 August, 2008: Bolivia and Libya Wednesday established diplomatic relations and the two countries will join efforts to develop energy resources, the Bolivian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement. According to reports reaching here from La Paz, administrative capital of Bolivia, the statement was signed by Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca and Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Matri. The Bolivian Foreign Ministry said both nations based their ties "on equality, mutual respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and non-intervention into the internal affairs of each country." [Xinhua] More
Thursday, 14 August, 2008: A top US diplomat arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday for what the local press said were talks aimed at securing compensation for US victims of Libyan attacks. The visit by assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs David Welch came after both US houses of Congress passed a bill to set up a fund for Libya to compensate US victims of Libyan-sponsored attacks and granting it immunity from lawsuits once compensation has been paid. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said after the bill was passed on August 1 that she looked forward to further improvements in ties with the north African state. [AFP] More
Thursday, 14 August, 2008: WASHINGTON — Oil executives in Libya have announced the discovery of a new crude oil reserve. The discovery was reported in northern Area 47 in Libya's Ghadames basin. Executives said the discovery by Canada's Verenex Energy and Indonesia's Medco International Ventures marked the first success in exploration efforts in the Ordovician Memouniat formation. Executives said the A1-47/04 well flowed at a rate of 6,603 barrels per day, including light and sweet crude oil. [World Tribune] More
Thursday, 14 August, 2008: GENEVA, August 13 (RIA Novosti) - Prosecutors in Geneva said Wednesday there was no way a criminal case against the Libyan leader's youngest son that triggered a diplomatic spat with Tripoli last month could be closed for political reasons. Muammar Qaddafi's son Hannibal was arrested in Geneva on July 15 over allegations that while at a five-star hotel he assaulted two employees, from Tunisia and Morocco. Qaddafi, notorious for his misconduct, spent two days in custody while his pregnant wife was under police supervision in a clinic in Geneva. They were released on bail and left Geneva. [RIA Novosti] More
Thursday, 14 August, 2008: TRIPOLI (Libya) — The Libyan media has accorded great attention to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s current Libya visit and his meeting with the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The Libyan TV highlighted His Majesty the Sultan’s visit and his talks with Colonel Gaddafi. The Libyan Radio also broadcast news of His Majesty’s arrival and his meeting with the Libyan leader, the outcome of the talks held in Tripoli on Monday, which undoubtedly would reflect positively on the Omani and Libyan brotherly relations. The Libyan News Agency also disseminated news of His Majesty the Sultan’s visit... [Times Of Oman] More
Thursday, 14 August, 2008: (ANSAmed) - MAZARA DEL VALLO (TRAPANI), AUGUST 13 - Sicily region will sign a protocol agreement with Libya on fishing in the sectors of training, marketing, joint venture companies, aquaculture and the setting up of a free trade zone, apart from the one of Bengasi, in the area in front of the port of Misurata. This is the result of the mission to Tripoli of a Sicilian delegation led by the regional councillor for cooperation and fishing, Roberto di Mauro. The president of the fishing production district - Cosvap - Giovanni Tumbiolo, was satisfied: "This is another important result which opens a new way for scientific, cultural and production cooperation with the countries of the southern Mediterranean coast". [ANSAmed] More
د. علي الفرجاني : مصالحة وطنية أم تصفية جرائم سياسية

إيلاف : فرنسا : تحقيق بالتعذيب بعد رفع قضية على القذافي

صقر بلال : هذا شعب ووطن.. لا يختاً للعبث والمجون!

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر (1)

صلاح الدين الغزال : جداريَّة محمود درويش

د. مصطفى عبدالله : عندما ألقاك

Wednesday, 13 August, 2008: PARIS (AFP) — French judges are investigating accusations of torture filed against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi by a Palestinian doctor held in a Libyan jail for eight years, a judicial official said Tuesday. Ashraf al-Hajuj was held on death row along with five Bulgarian nurses on charges of infecting 438 children with AIDS-tainted blood, until their release in July 2007. The six claim to have been tortured into confessing. Last year Libya's supreme court converted their sentences to life imprisonment, which together with financial compensation and a promise of stepped-up ties with European countries, paved the way for their return home. Hajuj filed suit in a French court last December, leading to the opening of an investigation in February for "torture and barbaric acts" and "rape by a person in a position of public authority"... [AFP] More
Wednesday, 13 August, 2008: State-run Libya Oil Holding on Tuesday announced it had bought subsidiaries of Shell in Sudan, Djibouti and Ethiopia. Company president Ali Shamekh said the deal with the Anglo-Dutch group Royal Dutch Shell concerns a total of 240 petrol stations in the three countries. He did not give the value of the deal. Libya Oil Holding has also struck an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government to build a 140 kilometre (87 mile) pipeline on the Atlantic coast, Shamekh said. The 300-million-dollar pipeline is due to link the Muanda and Matadi regions in the extreme west of the DRC. Libya Holding Oil, which runs more than 1,000 petrol stations across Africa, has invested massively in the continent... [Africa Asia] More
Wednesday, 13 August, 2008: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya Oil Holding Company, Tripoli government oil investment arm in Africa, had won a $300 million deal in Democratic Republic of Congo to build oil storage and control facilities and pipeline, its chief executive officer said on Tuesday. The contract, part of the company's expansion plan on Africa, involves setting up oil storage, control station facilities near Banana area on the country's Atlantic Coast from where the 140 km (87.5 miles) pipeline would carry petroleum products onto DC Congo, Ali al Shamekh added. The Company also acquired the retail business of Royal Dutch/Shell in Ethiopia, Djibouti and Sudan, Shamekh said, without giving further details on the deal. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 13 August, 2008: Morning Edition, August 13, 2008 · When bomb blasts rocked Casablanca in the spring of 2003, killing 45 people, counterterrorism officials warned that al-Qaida was attempting to open a North African front in the war on terror. More attacks followed, and Islamist groups in Algeria and Libya changed their names to reflect a new allegiance to al-Qaida. Five years later, experts and officials say a North African wing of al-Qaida has largely failed to materialize, with groups serving mainly to send potential fighters to Iraq and Afghanistan. Most North African governments have contained or subdued their Islamist threats, but critics say they've done so by severely curtailing civil rights and democracy efforts. [NPR] More
مواقع ليبية جديدة : منتدى "سهراية"     مكتبة التراث الشعبي

محمد بالروين : من الحراك السياسى

د. فتحي الفاضلي : كتاب "البديل السياسي في ليبيا" (19)

فرج الفاخري : الإنهيار (2)

أمارير : قلق (7)

حملة التضامن : إعلان عن إجتماع عام    Solidarity Campaign : Conference

جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : الليبيون أولى بثرواتهم

قورينا : المصالحة الوطنية     أويا : أبناء المتحركين     جليانه : جليانه..

Tuesday, 12 August, 2008: He was first-born in a family of nine. He was the first family member to come to the United States. And he was the first Muslim hired by the Polk County School District. Inside Taguri's office in Bartow, more than a dozen pictures of his wife, son and daughter line the walls, along with an award for promoting diversity and a second for his commitment to public schools and the community. Another picture shows Taguri (photo) (pronounced 'ta jury') at a fundraiser with an Elvis impersonator in front of a pink Cadillac. For 28 years, Taguri, 56, has been the force behind the Polk County School Board's computer and technological system. [The Ledger] More
Tuesday, 12 August, 2008: MUSCAT, Aug 11 (KUNA) -- Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said will begin a two-day visit to Libya later on Monday, on his first official visit to the North Africa Arab state. Qaboos will be holding talks with the Libyan leader Colonel Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi the on enhancement of the bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as exchanging views on different Arab and international issues, according to Oman News Agency. It added that this visit would be after "a long phase of contacts between the two countries." Qaboos is accompanied by an official delegation, including the Minister of Diwan of Royal Court... [KUNA] More
Tuesday, 12 August, 2008: It seems that old friendships never die. Former Prime Minister Dom Mintoff was selected as the nominee for this year's Gaddafi Award for Human Rights. Libya's Jana news agency reported that the Executive Bureau of International Committee held its first annual meeting in the Algerian capital and nominated the fiery Mr Mintoff for the award. No further details were given. The prize is awarded to one of the "international personalities, bodies or organisations that have distinctively contributed to rendering an outstanding human service and have achieved great actions in defending human rights... [Times Of Malta] More
Tuesday, 12 August, 2008: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi can now smile his way into the five-star Grand Regency Hotel as the new owner. Sources say Parliament’s Finance Committee approved Libyan Government’s takeover of the hotel after paying Sh2.9 billion ($ 45 million) in a bilateral agreement between Libya and Kenya. The position taken by the Finance, Planning and Trade committee negates an earlier recommendation of a Cabinet committee, which called for repossession of the hotel and cancellation of the transfer to Libya. But sources said the committee handed former Finance Minister Amos Kimunya a harsh verdict: Kimunya should be severely reprimanded for breaching the National Assembly Act procedures. Parliament’s Powers and Privileges Committee should decide Kimunya’s fate for action, sources who have seen the report said. [Standard] More
محمد بن احميدة : معالم الحقيقة

المحامي الشارف الغرياني : من أنتم؟؟

محمد بعيو المصراتي : محمود درويش.. أحلام قليلة وآمال كبيرة

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : تصريح صحفي حول زيارة القذافي إلى تونس

رفيق : البنوك الإسلامية     الساطور : خارطة الطريق لليبيا الغد

خيري أبوشاقور : فلنتحاور يا دكتور حسني..

الإجدابي : لنكن معاً!!     جليانه : سيدة الدلال..!!     فيلادلفيا : صرخة أطباء..

بوخزام العناني : 7 سنوات على رحيل الأستاذ عبد المولى دغمان

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : الأعرابي قناع وخنجر في الظهر

المحمودي : بيان بطلان منهج الصلابي...

Monday, 11 August, 2008: TRIPOLI, Aug 10 (Saba) – Yemen and Libya have signed an agreement under which Libya will set up a 400 megawatt electricity station in Yemen. The agreement was signed by the two countries General People's Congress parties. According to the agreement, the countries will also increase the capital of the Yemeni-Libyan Holding Company to at least $ 100 million and that the construction of the station starts before the end of 2008. The two parties also agreed to implement agreements signed in the past and that provided for swapping expertise between their bodies particularly in areas such as media ... [SAPA] More
Monday, 11 August, 2008: BEIJING — When Mercedes Farhat stepped onto the starting blocks at the National Aquatic Center before the first heat in the 100-meter breaststroke Sunday, she was just one of 49 competitors. Less than two minutes later she became just the second woman to ever swim for Libya in the Olympics. Admira Edrahi was the first in Athens in 2004 in the 50-meter freestyle. Farhat’s time of 1:21.68 was more than 16 seconds slower than the Olympic-record time of 1:05.64 set in the preliminaries by Australian Leisel Jones, and she was 47th out of 49. That hardly mattered. The Marco Island resident was an Olympian. “It was amazing,” said Farhat, who swam for Lely High School. [Naples News] More
Monday, 11 August, 2008: ROME - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his Libyan counterpart met Thursday to discuss how to settle outstanding disagreements between their countries, ANSA news agency reported. No official statement was released after the meeting but Berlusconi later told journalists during a visit to Naples that his talks with Baghdadi Mahmoudi had been "constructive". "We worked well and hope to reach an agreement within a month," he added. The pair had pledged during a previous meeting last month to settle all outstanding disagreements "as quickly as possible". Italy and Libya, a former Italian colony, have spent years negotiating a wide-ranging treaty covering compensation for colonial times. [Middle-East-Online] More
Monday, 11 August, 2008: Satariano of Birkirkara has been awarded another substantial contract for the supply of the Hep2o Acorn plumbing spread over an area of 140,000-square metre for the Palm City Residences in Libya. With over a 25-year track record in the Maltese market, Hep2o Acorn has been installed in other large projects, including at the Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort, the Malta Hilton, the Ramla Bay Hotel, and the Tigne Point residential apartments. The plumbing system is guaranteed for its superior quality and is the choice over 80 per cent of local plumbers, architects and households: over 17 million Hep2o Acorn fittings and 20 million metres of piping have been installed in commercial premises and households in Malta. [Times Of Malta] More
تعازي إلى آل احداش     تعازي إلى آل عبدالسلام

خطاب إلى الشعب الليبي من الأمير محمد الحسن الرضا السنوسي

ابراهيم صهّد : اللواء السنوسي شمس الدين

مفتاح الدرناوي : حزمة كرناف (2)

أمارير : صياح الديك ، بصوت الدجاجة (7)

عمر الكدي : أولاد موريتانيا يلعبون

Sunday, 10 August, 2008: BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao exchanged congratulatory messages with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Saturday on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Bilateral relations have been growing steadily since diplomatic ties were established 30 years ago, President Hu said in his message. Politically, China and Libya have showed mutual respect, treating each other equally, and economically, they have been cooperating in a mutually beneficial way in the interest of common development, Hu said. [Xinhuane] More
Sunday, 10 August, 2008: National Oil Company (NOC) of Libya and a group of UAE companies have formed a company to upgrade Libya's largest oil refinery. The Star Consortium, which includes Al Ghurair Investment's subsidiary TransAsia Gas International and ETA Ascon Star Group's Star Petro Energy, was formed as a 50:50 Joint Venture company with Libya's state oil company to own and upgrade its 10 million tonnes per year Ras Lanuf refinery. The upgradation project, estimated to cost US$2 billion, (AED7.3 billion) will take five years to complete and would start immediately. The renovation will start in September. It will involve revamping and refurbishment of the existing plant to increase capacity. [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 10 August, 2008: .... A report drawn up by an international risk consultancy claims that Ferrostaal has a tendency worldwide not to deliver on its offsets. It also claims that Ferrostaal and its parent company, MAN AG, are involved in questionable activities around the world, including Libya and Burma. Ferrostaal has been accused of sponsoring the education of the children of a former Libyan ambassador to Berlin in connection with an arms deal in Libya. One of the children, it is claimed, is studying for a master’s degree in Vienna. It is also alleged that the company helped to pay for the hospitalisation of the ambassador’s wife in Munich in 2005. And it is said to have obtained a residential property near the Libyan embassy in Berlin, which it allowed to be used by Libyan diplomats who travel to Germany. [The Times] More
Sunday, 10 August, 2008: GENEVA (AFP) — The lawyer at the heart of a diplomatic row between Switzerland and Libya on Saturday accused Tripoli of holding the mother and brother of his client "hostage" in the country. Francois Membrez is the lawyer for a Moroccan servant of Hannibal Kadhafi, the youngest son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, who was briefly detained in Geneva last month on suspicion of assaulting his staff. "The mother and the brother of my client are hostages in Libya!" he told Swiss daily Le Temps. Hannibal and his wife were freed on bail of half a million Swiss francs but their arrest sparked a furious protest from Tripoli, which has demanded a formal apology from Switzerland. [AFP] More
مخيم أمل : دعوة للمشاركة في مخيم أمل 2008     Amal Camp 2008

فرانس 24 : د. الهادي شلوف في حوار حول "الابادة في رواندا" : الجزء 1     الجزء 2

رمضان جربوع : خطاب سيف وما يجب عمله لدرء الواقعة!

سليم الرقعي : المدخل الصحيح لمصالحة وطنية جادة وسليمة!؟

ليلى الهوني : أنا بنغازي.. أنا ليبيا.. قصيدتان للشاعرة بدرية الأشهب

فرج الفاخري : الإنهيار (1)

نصر سعيد عقوب : حقوقنا إلى أين؟

ميدل ايست اونلاين : تصريحات سيف الاسلام : وشهد شاهد من اهلها

طارق القزيري : نبوءات سينمائية : الصين ووراثة القيادة وديونها

السنوسي محمد : تعريف بكتاب "الإبل في الشعر الشعبي"

منظمة العدالة والديمقراطية من أجل ليبيا (جدل) : بيان

Saturday, 9 August, 2008: TEHRAN – Prosecutor General Saeed Mirza has called on the Lebanese judiciary to issue arrest warrants against Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi as well as 11 other Libyan officials charged with kidnapping Imam Musa al-Sadr, the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Friday. Al-Sadr was an Iranian-born Lebanese philosopher and a prominent Shia religious leader who spent many years of his life in Lebanon as a religious and political leader. In August 1978 al-Sadr with his two companions departed for Libya to meet officials from Qaddafi government. Al-Sadr and his companions were never heard from again. It is widely believed that he was killed by Qaddafi. Libya has consistently denied responsibility. [Tehran Times] More
Saturday, 9 August, 2008: As energy companies jostle to secure the country's carbon wealth, Libya is enjoying greater sway in bilateral and corporate relations. As Libya emerges from relative international isolation it finds that it increasingly has the whip hand in bilateral relations with clamoring international state and corporate suitors. US President George W Bush signed a bill mandating the restart of compensation payments for alleged Libyan terror victims this week, paving the way for the full resumption of US-Libyan bilateral ties. The US has had a temporary mission in Tripoli since 2004, established in the wake of a US and UK-brokered deal in December 2003 in which Libya agreed to dismantle its nuclear, WMD and ballistic missile programs. [ISN] More
Saturday, 9 August, 2008: Libyan authorities have turned a deaf ear to 120 migrants stranded for three days 60 miles from the Libyan coast. The migrants, who are without fuel or water, include 25 women and six kids. Their plea for help came through a satellite phone call to the the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lampedusa. From their part, the UNHR appealed to the Italian Navy and Coast Guard to intervene, after alerting Libyan and Maltese authorities. “We're very worried because the situation on board is very tense and things can deteriorate from one moment to the next,” said UNHR spokesperson Laura Boldrini. “Italian authorities have alerted Libya but they haven't given any reply. [YellMalta] More
Saturday, 9 August, 2008: JAKARTA, Aug 8 Asia Pulse - PT Medco Energi Internasional (JSX:MEDC) estimates its oil and gas explorations in Libya will cost up to US$600 million, a company executive said. Corporate Project Director Lukman Mahfoedz said Medco and Canada-based Verenex will likely have a 50 per cent stake each in the Area 47 oil field in Libya, but the Libyan government may also want to have a stake. The oil and gas field is estimated to have a reserve of 339.5 million barrels and gas reserve of 341.5 billion cubic feet, Lukman was quoted as saying by the newspaper Bisnis Indonesia. He said the project is expected to come on stream in 2010 turning out around 50,000 barrels of crude oil per day. [Antara] More
Saturday, 9 August, 2008: For Glenn and Carole Johnson, there will be no closure. The Hempfield couple say the emotional wounds they suffered on Dec. 21, 1988, will remain open forever. On that day, their daughter, Beth Ann, a student at Seton Hill College in Greensburg, died along with 242 other passengers aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the result of a Libyan-sponsored bombing attack. So little changed for the Johnsons this week when President Bush signed the Libyan Claims Restoration Act, paving the way for Libya to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate the Johnsons and other families. [Tribne Review] More
Saturday, 9 August, 2008: (ANSAmed) - MAZARA DEL VALLO (TRAPANI), AUGUST 8 - After five days of fear and tension, and the patient diplomatic work of the Foreign Ministry and the presidency of Sicily region, the six members of the crew of the fishing boat 'Valeria Prima', confiscated on Saturday by the Libyan authorities at some 35 miles off the coast, were released. The fishermen (four Italians and two Tunisians) were accused by Libya of trespassing in the sea area which the Libyan authorities consider to be theirs and on which there has been a discussion for some time. On board the fishing boat there were commander-shipowner Nicolo Asaro, 56, engine operator Stefano Di Benedetto, 46, boatswain Giuseppe Asaro, 29, and fishermen Nicolino Salvo, 49, Tunisian Monji Salem Hadj, 43, and Frej Houaneb, 50 anni. Joy swept over the bridge of the motor fishing boat as soon as the six sailors learnt of the decision of the Libyan authorities. [ANSAmed] More
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فرج بوالعَـشّة : العودة إلى رواد النهضة العربية

المحمودي : كفى بالموت واعظا

د. مصطفى عبدالله : جنة سكنها الغجر

منوّعات شعبية : هضا وين تقاوت ناري

Friday, 8 August, 2008: VALLETTA (AFP) — Some 120 would-be immigrants to Malta failed to make it out of Libyan waters as their boat ran out of fuel, UN refugee agency officials said on Thursday. Port authorities in Sicily sent an Italian naval vessel to assist them late Thursday, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Libyan authorities earlier agreed to take the migrants back, said Neil Falzon, head of the UNHCR office in Malta, noting they had also run out of water about 150 nautical miles south of the Mediterranean island state. The boat had contacted a representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Italy .... [AFP] More
Friday, 8 August, 2008: UNITED NATIONS, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Ambassadors from the United States and Libya exchanged hugs and kisses at the U.N. Security Council on Thursday in an unusual public display of affection between former arch enemies. U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and his Libyan counterpart Giadalla Ettalhi embraced after a meeting of the council on Iraq. A reporter asked Khalilzad if the show of affection meant that good relations between the two countries had reached a new high. Washington's Afghan-born envoy said his Libyan colleague had just returned from a long absence and his son had gotten married. Khalilzad said it was a tradition to congratulate the groom's father and ask him if his pockets are empty. [Reuters] More
Friday, 8 August, 2008: Diplomacy has trumped decency in a congressionally approved measure to smooth things over with Libya. This wouldn't have anything to do with accessing Moammar Gadhafi's abundant oil reserves, would it? Legislation signed Monday by President Bush shields Libya from any subsequent lawsuits from U.S. victims of terrorism. The State Department will resolve pending litigation against Mr. Gadhafi's regime, formerly regarded as Thugs R Us. The families of victims killed in the 1986 Berlin disco explosion and the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland -- in which four Western Pennsylvanians died -- will be fully compensated, authorities say. And the families of 170 people killed in the 1989 Libyan-linked bombing of French UTA Flight 772 from the Republic of Congo to Paris? That's a different story. [Tribune-Review] More
Friday, 8 August, 2008: (ANSAmed) - ROME, AUGUST 7 - "It has been a positive meeting and we hope to reach an agreement within the end of the curent month". So Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi commented the meeting he had today in Rome with is Libyan counterpart Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmudi. The agenda of talks was topped by an accord to compensate Libya for Italy's colonial past and bilateral cooperation to stem the flow of illegal immigrants from North Africa to Italy topped. Diplomatic sources said the Libyans requested the meeting and that this may indicate an end is near for the long on-and-off negotiations to resolve issues related to Italy's colonial occupation of the North African country. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 8 August, 2008: (ANSAmed) - ROME, AUGUST 7 - "This new government seems to be totally ignoring the legal rights of Italian citizens repatriated from Libya in 1970," Giovanna Ortu, the president of Association of Italians Repatriated from Libya (AIRL), writes in a letter addressing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who met today Libyàs Prime Minister al Baghdadi Ali Al Mahmoudi in the headquarters of the Italian Government. "Mr. President, we are referring to today's meeting with the Libyan prime minister in order to remind You, as on various occasions in the past weeks, that the accord with Libya, ever more necessary for the illegal immigrants emergency, cannot leave out of consideration an internal collateral provision on the final compensation of the repatriated for their goods confiscated by Gaddafi in 1970," the letter reads. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 8 August, 2008: Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi has reaffirmed his critical stance towards the Union for the Mediterranean - the brainchild of French President Nicolas Sarkozy - saying it will divide the 53-nation African Union. "We have good relations with European countries, with the European Union, but I do not accept integration into the Union for the Mediterranean," Colonel Gaddafi said on Monday (4 July), AFP reports. Libya's head of state - once isolated by the West - added he did not agree with "cutting up Africa for hypothetical prospects with Europe" referring to a possible split between north African countries and the rest of the African Union. Muammar Gaddafi was the only leader who refused to attend the launch of the MU. [EUobserver] More
د. محمد المقريف : القذافي واللجان الثورية... الأصل والصورة (9) ـ الأخيرة

السلفيوم : نحن المواطنون.. منِ؟     فيلادلفيا : الكاتب وطيفه السياسي     الصيّاد : فك ارباط

صوت العراق : الابتزاز السعودي الليبي للقضاء البريطاني والسويسري أرهاب دولي صريح

بوزيد لهلالي : "ضِـباع المدينة" موضوع يحتاج لترجمة

المحامي الشارف الغرياني : لقد أعذر من أنذر

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : إلى الدبوس عـديم الناموس (أني)!

تعازي إلى آل القزيري

تعازي إلى آل البكوش

Thursday, 7 August, 2008: Amidst festivities, President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali and the Libyan Leader Muammer Gaddafi, Chief of the Great Revolution of September 1, inaugurated the city Omar El Mokhtar, built in the district of Sidi Hassine Sijoumi. The two leaders were greeted with a cordial and enthusiastic reception at the entry of the city. President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali and his host were welcomed by a large crowd of citizens. The city was decorated with Tunisian and Libyan colours and embellished with streamers. [Alarab Online] More
Thursday, 7 August, 2008: Libya has demanded that Switzerland apologise for the arrest of Moamer Kadhafi's son last month, a Swiss Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday. "Tripoli demands an apology for the manner in which Motassim Bilal (Hannibal) Kadhafi and his wife Aline were treated during their arrest on July 15 in Geneva," said Jean-Philippe Jeannerat. The demand was made during a second trip by Swiss diplomats to Libya, which ended on August 1, with Tripoli also seeking an end to any judicial pursuit. [Money Biz] More
Thursday, 7 August, 2008: Oil prices fell below $120 a barrel this week, touching levels last seen in May, as investors began to rethink the idea that crude is on an inevitable march to $200. Light sweet crude oil fell as low as $119.50 on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Monday amid increasing evidence of falling U.S. demand and ample worldwide supplies. That helped drag down the shares of energy firms like Exxon, which fell 3 percent to near its 52-week low of $77.26 .... The pullback is vindication for analysts who for months have been saying that oil prices had entered bubble territory on a mix of financial speculation, worries about a military attack on Iran and rapidly increasing Asian demand. With hefty new supplies hitting the global market from Saudi Arabia, Libya and even Iraq, those analysts say, oil is likely to fall below $100 soon. [MSNBC] More
Thursday, 7 August, 2008: PALERMO, AUGUST 6 - President of the region of Sicily Raffaele Lombardo announced that he would go to Libya "perhaps by the end of the month alongside with the ambassador to Italy in order to recover the peaceful integration and the cultural interaction between the peoples in the Mediterranean," commenting on the 'Valeria prima' Mazara fishing boat seized last Saturday by the Libyan authorities. Sicily's governor hoped that "leader Gaddafi will personally do his best for the release..." [ANSAmed] More
الصيّاد : مجالس جديدة للشباب.. ماذا بعد؟     الأجدابي : الفرار     قورينا : الهـجرة حلم..

العربية : القذافي : إيران تكابر في موقفها من النووي وستلاقي مصير العراق

GPO: U.S. Senator Biden Statement on Senate Floor on July 31, 2008

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان حول الاعتداء على المناضلين ابوشويقير وزيدان

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : هل الوصول الى الحقيقة ممكن؟

مراسل طبرق : (طبرق : انفجار الليمون يخلف خسائر بشرية ومادية)

خيري أبوشاقور : لا فض فوك يا "عروة بن الورد".. (2)

إيلاف : هل بالغتُ في نقدي لجماهيرية القذافي اللاشعبية؟

محمد بن غلبون : نظام القذافي... صناعة ومحميّة استعمارية

Wednesday, 6 August, 2008: TUNIS (AFP) — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi on Tuesday warned "arrogant" Iran that it faces military humiliation on the scale of Iraq for its refusal to respond to western powers over a nuclear impasse. "What Iran is doing stems simply from arrogance," Kadhafi said during a visit to Tunisia after Tehran ignored another western deadline to accept an incentives package in exchange for full transparency on its nuclear drive. Negotiators from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States -- who suspect Iran is seeking to build nuclear weapons capability -- have scheduled a conference call for Wednesday as the crisis deepens. "In the event of a decision against Iran, this country will suffer the same outcome as Iraq... Iran is not any stronger than Iraq and won't have the means to resist (a military attack) on its own," Kadhafi said. "The challenges are greater and exceed Iran's ability to reply," he added. [AFP] More
Wednesday, 6 August, 2008: A second round of talks between Switzerland and Libya has yielded progress in the diplomatic row between the countries, the Swiss foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Nevertheless, Libya continues to demand an apology for the July 15 arrest of Moammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal and his wife at a Geneva hotel, said foreign ministry spokesman Jean-Philippe Jeannerat. He added that the North African state also wanted a timeline for Swiss authorities to drop legal proceedings against the pair, who were charged with inflicting physical injuries and using threats and force against two staff members. Both denied the allegations and have since left Switzerland after having been released on SFr500,000 ($476,500) bail. The latest diplomatic push was led by Deputy State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Pierre Helg and lasted from Monday to Saturday of last week. Switzerland's first mission to Tripoli in July returned empty-handed. [Swiss Info] More
Wednesday, 6 August, 2008: Aug 05, 2008 (RIA Novosti - McClatchy-Tribune News Service via COMTEX) It was a surprise the like of which we have not seen since the exchange of dissidents for spies in the Soviet era. Arriving in Moscow for talks with Vladimir Putin on July 31, Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi brought on his plane Alexander Tsygankov, the head of LUKoil Overseas in Libya, who had been imprisoned 8 months ago in that country on charges of industrial espionage. What makes it more remarkable is that Prime Minister Putin had tried to clear up this misunderstanding during a meeting with Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli in April, but apparently in vain. After receiving such a "present," there was nothing left to do but discuss the details of a whole range of Libyan-Russian large-scale cooperation projects - from producing, processing and exporting oil and gas and laying pipelines on the Mediterranean sea bed, to selling arms to Tripoli, and building railroads and nuclear power plants. [RIA-Novosti] More
Wednesday, 6 August, 2008: Iran could go the same way as Iraq if it persists in its confrontation with the West, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said Tuesday. "What Iran is doing is pure vanity," Reuters quoted Gaddafi as saying. "If a decision is taken against Iran, it will suffer the same fate as Iraq...Iran is no stronger than Iraq and will be unable to resist." Gaddafi said countries that chose isolation were doomed to fail. "No country will survive on its own in the future - it will disappear," Gaddafi said. "The challenges facing Iran are greater than its ability to overcome them alone." Like Iran, Libya was for many years engaged in a conflict with the west over its nuclear ambitions before common ground was found in 2003. [The Jerusalem Post] More
Wednesday, 6 August, 2008: The seven athletes representing Libya at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were among the first to move into Beijing’s Olympic Village last Sunday and the two Libyan swimmers immediately took to the water at the Water Cube swimming arena along with others from the participating nations. On Friday August 8, the Libyan athletes and the others making up the contingent will also be present at the spectacular opening ceremony of the Games, marching behind the Libyan flag to be carried proudly by Mohammad Ben Salah. For five of the Libyan athletes this will be their first participation in the Olympic Games. It will be an experience that will leave an indelible mark on their minds. It is something they will long cherish; to represent one’s country at such a high of competition level is unforgettable. [The Tripoli Post] More
Wednesday, 6 August, 2008: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who's currently visiting Tunisia, received an honorary degree in Arab-Islamic civilisations from the 'November 17th' University. In his speech, Gaddafi spoke about the African Union referring to it as a future 'United States of Africa'. According to what the Libyan leader said, the African United States could represent a large and important economic area able to deal with other regional groupings at the same level. In the meantime, Gaddafi said, the Northafrican countries could form a unified area within the African Union. The Libyan leader also reiterated his satisfaction for the decision of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to run again in the next presidential election (2009). [ANSAmed] More
راديو سوا : الرئيس بوش يوقع قانونا يسمح للخارجية تسوية الدعاوى المقامة ضد ليبيا

كلايد : السيّد عمر جلبان لم يكتب الرسالة المعنونة بـ "الأزمة بين الجماهيرية وسويسرا"

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : حتى فتحي عزات ضحية للتعذيب

ابراهيم صهّد : ذكريات مع جاب الله مطر (9)

سليم الرقعي : نكتة إبن غلبون الجديدة!؟

Tuesday, 5 August, 2008: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush on Monday signed into law legislation paving the way for Libya to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate U.S. victims of bombing attacks that Washington blames on Tripoli. The Libyan Claims Resolution Act clears the way to resolve all outstanding U.S. claims related to what Washington regards as Libyan terrorist acts. These include the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people and the 1986 bombing of a Berlin disco that killed three people and wounded 229. "For too many years, Libya has refused to accept responsibility for its horrific acts of terrorism against American victims," said Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the New Jersey Democrat who sponsored the original legislation to allow compensation. "But after the pressure we applied, Libya will finally be held accountable for these devastating events. Our bill becoming law means these victims and their families can get the long overdue justice they deserve." The United States and Libya worked out a tentative deal to resolve all the outstanding cases. Libya has yet to sign the agreement... [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 5 August, 2008: Red Sea Housing Services, (Tadawul: 4230), a leading manufacturer of remote site housing solutions, announced today its formation of a subsidiary company in Libya in response to increased demand for Red Sea’s products and services across the country and throughout the North Africa region. Once the new subsidiary company is established, Red Sea will go on to construct a new manufacturing facility in Libya, which will add some 300,000 square meters of capacity to the existing three facilities which currently are located in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Ghana, and will increase total production capacity by 37.5%; at an expected cost of 61 million SAR. “Our company has recently witnessed a period of rapid expansion in a number of strategic markets around the region including Libya, which has prompted us to further develop our manufacturing capabilities in these local markets,” explained Don Sumner... [Albawaba] More
Tuesday, 5 August, 2008: Col. Moammar Qaddafi has been Libya's leader since 1969, when he took power in a bloodless coup, and he has maintained a complicated -- and ever-evolving -- relationship with neighboring nations and international bodies ever since. Born June 7, 1942 in the desert region of Sirte, Qaddafi's interest in politics was evident early in life. In 1961, he was expelled from school in Sebha for conspiring with classmates to carry out the political ideals of his idol, then-Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser. The young activist studied law at the University of Libya before entering the Military Academy of Benghazi in 1963 and finishing his training at the British Army Staff College. He returned from Britain in 1966 as an officer in the Signal Corps. During his time in the Libyan military, Col. Qaddafi conspired with a group of fellow military officers to carry out the non-violent coup that would bring him into power. In the summer of 1969, Libya's King Idris I sought medical treatment in Greece and signed a decree naming his nephew, the Crown Prince Sayyid Hasan ar-Rida al-Mahdi as-Sanussi, as king, effective Sept. 2. The crown prince was never appointed, however, because Qaddafi and his supporters seized power in a bloodless coup on Sept. 1. [PBS] More
Tuesday, 5 August, 2008: The Libyan Leader, Muammer Gaddafi, met on Monday with an assembly of Tunisian elite and intellectuals in the great room of the Assaada Palace in La Marsa. The discussions took on the current state of affairs in the Arab nations, the Union of the Arab Maghreb, political, cultural and civilisational challenges in the Arab region and Africa, and the Tuniso-Libyan cooperation. A large number of intellectuals and academics, notably the Tunisian Minister of Culture and the Safeguard of Heritage, Mr. Mohamed Aziz Ben Achour, greeted the Libyan Leader and attended the meeting in the northern suburb of the Tunisian capital. In the opening of the meeting, the Tunisian Minister of Culture greeted the Libyan Leader and highlighted the great interest Libya had been attacheing to the cultural sector. The minister also noted the Libyan leader’s esteem towards intellectuals and academics, whom he honoured with his presence... [Alarab Online] More
Tuesday, 5 August, 2008: Upon touching Libyan ground last Wednesday, President Eddie Fenech Adami and his entourage quickly realised that the official programme was scrapped even before the private jet landed. The much-expected meeting with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was scheduled late in the afternoon, but the black executive cars with the slight sprinkle of desert sand running on the side waiting for the Maltese delegation at Tripoli airport were immediately rushing at 100 miles an hour, shortly after a motley brass band struck up a merry cacophony bearing some resemblance to l-Innu Malti. They were heading, it soon transpired, towards the Bab al Aziziya compound, the so-called “site of the futile American aggression”. It is the same site where, on the night of 15 April 1986, American fighter planes that had left from British bases, precision-bombed Gaddafi’s own residence in the dead of night, upon direct orders from US President Ronald Reagan. On that fateful night, then Maltese Prime Minister Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici phoned Gaddafi informing him that unauthorised planes were flying over Maltese air space, heading south towards Tripoli. The Colonel was saved in the nick of time. The bombs were dropped just as he and his family were rushing out of the house... [Malta Today] More
Tuesday, 5 August, 2008: She described it as the peak of her athletic career, yet to Mercedes Farhat, her appearance in the Beijing Olympics is so much more. When the Lely High grad explodes head-first from the starting blocks at China’s National Aquatics Center this week, she’ll achieve a goal set 12 years ago with her first swim practice. While realizing every swimmer’s dream, though, Farhat also will help blaze a trail for the women of an entire nation. Despite being born in Ohio and raised between the Midwest and Florida, Farhat will swim in this month’s Olympics for Libya. Her father, Kamal, was born in the North African country and helped arrange Mercedes’ dual citizenship, which allowed Mercedes to compete for his native nation. As the sole member of Libya’s women’s swimming team, Farhat expects to have the eyes of the nation upon her when she competes in five events. As just the third female Olympian ever from the Arabic country where women have just recently been exercising more freedoms, Farhat knows her mission is bigger than achieving personal best times. [Naples News] More
القناة : زعيم تنظيم القاعدة ببلاد المغرب يخطط..     الشفافية : الاستطلاع السنوي الثالث

عيسى عبدالقيوم : إدارة جديدة لجمعية الجالية الليبية بمانشستر

ST: ICC counsel (Dr. Hadi Shalluf) criticizes Sudan handling of Bashir indictment

أسعد العقيلي : الحقيقة.. نصف غائب.. ونصف غائم

المحامي الشارف الغرياني : ماذا حلّ بك يا وطني؟؟

السلفيوم : ضباع المدينة     فيلادلفيا : خسارة يا درنه

الرأي : هنيبعل القذافي     قورينا : لا‮.. ‬متريّح‮.. ‬الحمد لله‮..‬؟‮!‬

الكرداش : كذاب وكذاب     الساطور : تنابلة السلطان

آدم الشابي : بن غلبون.. نفخ أوداج وكذب بلا حدود

د. محمد المقريف : القذافي واللجان الثورية... الأصل والصورة (8)

منظمة الأمل : رقم جوّال جديد     طاهر الساعدي : طالبة ليبية تتفوق.. سالمين الشلماني

طارق القزيري : حكاوي ليبية (11)

Monday, 4 August, 2008: Tunis (AFP) — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi arrived in Tunis Sunday for talks with President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, expected to focus on bilateral cooperation. Kadhafi was greeted with full military honours as he flew in by private jet to Tunis-Carthage airport, although the exact timetable and programme of his visit are not known. Likely to be on the agenda are French President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans for an EU-backed Union for the Mediterranean, which Kadhafi opposes and Ben Ali has backed. Other topics are expected to include plans for a motorway connecting the two countries, a pipeline, a refinery and a joint tourism zone on the frontier. Kadhafi arrived in his trademark all-white outfit and dark glasses. [AFP] More
Monday, 4 August, 2008: Masraf Al Rayan will set up a representative office in the Libyan capital of Tripoli before December as part of its expansion strategy. Expansion within the GCC and into Asia is also on the radar of the Doha-based bank. Speaking to Gulf Times yesterday Al Rayan chief executive officer Adel Mustafawi said his bank might consider “takeovers and joint ventures” to enter the Gulf region and Asia. [Gulf Times] More
Monday, 4 August, 2008: Libyan summers are so eventful that they are considered to be the most suitable time to celebrate happy occasions, and that is why weddings extraordinarily boom in that particular period. In Libya, parents always urge their sons to marry just after they finish their studies and get jobs. The campaign usually starts by encouraging them to save the needed money and look for the right person. Once found, the groom tries to know more about his future bride and checks her background. If not then the parents offer their services to find him another one by arranged marriage. The mother of the bride would-be groom and few of his sisters take up the initiative to visit the lucky girl. The aim of the visit is to get more knowledge on her and see what she thinks of him. Yet, in most of the cases, the reply is not always immediate. [Alarab Online] More
Monday, 4 August, 2008: An IRA victim support group is furious at a new immunity deal that will result in Libya compensating US citizens killed or injured in terrorist attacks, but not those from other jurisdictions -- such as Ireland. The deal, passed by the US administration last week, effectively scuppers a $10bn law suit taken by British and Northern Irish victims against Libya for supplying weapons and explosives to the IRA. Some 179 victims of IRA violence joined the class action, hoping to reach a compensation settlement with Colonel Gaddafi along the lines of the Lockerbie air disaster in Scotland. The case was filed against Libya in America, where the law allows other nation states to be sued. But after two years going through the courts, the case hit a brick wall on Friday when the US agreed the draft immunity deal with Libya. [Independent IE] More
Monday, 4 August, 2008: Rome - An Italian fishing vessel was intercepted off the coast of Libya Saturday and escorted by Libyan authorities to the port of Tripoli, the Italian foreign ministry said Saturday. The "Valeria Prima", a Sicilian fishing boat from the port of Mazara del Vallo, has a crew of four Italian and two Tunisian men. The boat was stopped while in waters around 25 nautical miles from the Libyan coast. The Italian foreign ministry said late Saturday that it has contacted the Libyan authorities and has instructed staff at Italy's consulate in Tripoli to help the fishing boat crew. Back in February, eight members of a fishing boat crew had to wait nearly 40 days in Libya before being released after their vessel was intercepted by Libyan authorities. [IOL] More
Monday, 4 August, 2008: The Senate has approved a measure that would lift all remaining U.S. sanctions against Libya and clear the way for final compensation for the families of victims of two terrorist bombings that were blamed on Libya in the 1980s. One bombing downed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, killing 270 people. The other, two years earlier, killed two American servicemen and wounded dozens of others at the La Belle disco in Berlin. The legislation is the culmination of a years-long process that moved Libya off a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism and put it on the way back to normal diplomatic relations. The measure would create a new fund into which Libya would make its final payments to the families of victims. [NPR] More
تعازي إلى آل الحيتوشي

محمد بن احميدة : لا جديد من سلطنة العـقيد

د. الهادي شلوف : رسالة مفتوحة إلى السيد سيف الإسلام القذافي

محمد الزبير : الردّ على ترّهات وأكاذيب بن غلبون

بشير أحمد يوسف : شيء من الحياء يا هذا (4)

رمضان جربوع : قبلية العرب الجديدة..

Ghoma: The Bazaar's Mentality and the Peddling of a National Cause

Sunday, 3 August, 2008: Libya released a LUKoil executive from prison on Thursday, paving the way for smooth talks between Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his visiting counterpart on booming trade ties. Before and after the meeting, both Putin and Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi talked up the flourishing economic ties between their countries and said further deals involving arms, gas, and atomic energy were on the horizon. "We would like to achieve bigger volumes in investment cooperation between Russia and Libya in the oil and gas sector," al-Mahmoudi said in televised comments. He later said the two sides had also discussed the possibility of Russia helping to build an atomic power station in Libya. In response, Putin said Russia would facilitate Libyan investment in the country and cooperate to develop oil and gas projects both in Libya and "third countries." Putin also indicated that more arms deals could be on the way, as Libya becomes an increasingly important partner for Russian weapons makers. [The Moscow Times] More
Sunday, 3 August, 2008: Libyan President's envoy to Sudan Abdul Salam Al-Teraiki affirmed the importance of joint work between Sudan and Libya to resolve the Darfur issue. Al-Teraiki reiterated yesterday, during his meeting with Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha, his country's rejection of the ICC Prosecutor General decision describing it as politically motivated violating all the international charters, affirming at the same time Libya's support to Sudan in his crisis with the ICC. Sudan and Chad have agreed on the return of the diplomatic relations between them immediately, stoppage of media campaign between them and convocation of a tripartite summit between the President of the Republic, Omar Al-Bashir, the Chadian President, Idris Deby and the Libyan Leader, Muammar Al-Qaddafi. Sudanese political forces welcomed the Libyan initiative to normalize the diplomatic relations between Sudan and Chad. [Sudan Vision] More
Sunday, 3 August, 2008: Truffle is a kind of fungi classified as a subterranean plant. It is very much like the potatoes in shape, but the potato is smooth and oval, whereas the truffle is irregular. Its colour varies from white to reddish white. There are also black and brown truffles. Its size ranges between the size of a big orange and the walnut.Truffle fungus grows in lime land near some desert plants making the so-called symbiotic association i.e. a mutually beneficial relationship between them. In some Arab countries, it is known as the earth tree or the earth egg. It is also known as the thunder daughter. It grows by itself with no interference i.e. whenever the conditions are suitable for its growth. These conditions consist in a sufficient humidity and a union between the air and the lightening; these elements fall down with the raindrops and penetrate the soil to make truffle grow. Truffle grows in spring as the soil is saturated with water. There are several types of truffles such as the desert one and the European one. However, the desert type has a highly nutritional value. [Alarab Online] More
Sunday, 3 August, 2008: The Labour Party has always believed that relations between Malta and Libya should be special, based on reciprocal respect, cooperation on a wide range of sectors, and on work aimed at bringing forward the national interests of the two countries and the Mediterranean region at large, Labour MPs George Vella and Luciano Busuttil said in a statement. They said the MLP welcomed the positive outcome of the meeting between President Eddie Fenech Adami and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The MLP said it hoped that something would now come out of the discussions, particularly the oil exploration issue and the irregular migration problem. With regard to oil exploration, the MLP believes that the best way forward would be to carry out technical studies, then reach an agreement that would lead to the “joint exploration..." [Independent] More
Sunday, 3 August, 2008: TUNIS, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- At the invitation of Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, the Libyan Leader Mouammar Kadhafi is paying a visit to Tunisia tomorrow, Tunis Afrique Press (TAP) quoting an official spokesman for the Tunisian presidency said on Saturday. The visit comes in part to boost bilateral relations and enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields. A number of agreements were signed between the two countries, including joint works on oil exploration which were signed by the Libyan-Tunisian joint committee that held their 21st meeting last May. Libya is considered the number one trading partner for Tunisia and ranks fifth globally after France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. The amount of joint investment projects between the two countries, totaling 28 projects so far, has been estimated at USD 176 million. [KUNA] More
Sunday, 3 August, 2008: In Zawia, Libya, they have tried to set a new Guinness world record for the number of people with the same name they could gather in one place. A pointless exercise but no more so than eating a plane to get into the record books. Given that Muhammad/Mohammed (which means "praiseworthy" in Arabic) is the most common Muslim name and probably the most popular men's name in the world – it's even climbing the birth charts in Europe – this can't have been a very challenging exercise. The organisers claim that some 20,000 Muhammads from across Libya and beyond turned up to the event. Quite frankly, I'm not really that impressed. There are probably more Muhammads in Cairo Stadium on Cup Final night or passing through the city's central train station during rush hour. As anyone who has lived in a Muslim country will know, there's no getting away from Mo. Wherever you go, there's bound to be a Muhammad and possibly several. [The Guardian] More
تعازي إلى آل عزات وحويو

ليلى الهـوني : مسلسل سنوات ضيـاع ليبيا

بوزيد لهلالي : ردّ على "فتحي العريبي" ثانية

ليبيا المستقبل : إلى وفاء البوعـيسي.. ردّ لابـدّ منه

ليبيا المستقبل : برنامج "ساعة حرة" يتابع... "دعوة سيف القذافي للمصالحة الوطنية"

سليم الرقعي : عودوا.. ولا تعودوا!؟

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : ماذا قال خليفة حنيش؟

إذاعة هولندا : ردود فعل متباينة على مبادرة سيف الاسلام القذافي

كراسي : حالات السطو التشكيلي.. عوض عبيدة وجالك كيزي

د. مصطفى عبدالله : لا إغلاق للملفات قبل المحاكمات

خيري أبوشاقور : لا فض فوك يا "عروة بن الورد".. (1)

Saturday, 2 August, 2008: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Friday hailed Congressional approval of legislation aimed at settling remaining compensation claims from Libyan-backed acts of terrorism in the 1980s. Libya has agreed to put up about $1 billion in new compensation money. VOA's David Gollust reports from the State Department. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Rice is applauding votes by the House and Senate that will implement the U.S. side of a deal with Libya intended to clear away compensation cases that have been blocking full normalization of relations. As Congress rushed to begin its August recess Thursday, the two chambers, within hours of each other, approved legislation creating a new U.S.-administered fund to compensate victims, while giving Libya immunity from additional terrorism related lawsuits. [VOA] More
Saturday, 2 August, 2008: Congress approved legislation yesterday that will allow the State Department to settle all remaining lawsuits filed against Libya by U.S. terrorism victims. The bill prepares the way for healing the last rifts between the United States and Libya, but only after the country fully compensates Americans harmed in Libyan-sponsored attacks, including the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the 1986 bombing of the La Belle discotheque in Berlin. The Senate passed the measure without objection yesterday. The House followed suit later in the day, sending it to President Bush, who is expected to sign it. It creates a new fund to compensate the victims and grants Libya immunity from terrorism-related lawsuits once the secretary of state certifies that they have been paid. [The Washington Post] More
Saturday, 2 August, 2008: The tea drink, Libyan-style, has a unique taste distinguished by its strong mint flavour and a large amount of foam floating on the surface. The small round-shaped tea glasses and the different steps of its preparation are unique to Libya. In the North African country you can not separate tea as a drink from its traditional preparation. When guests visit a Libyan house, the hosts see it as necessary to determine from the beginning the way tea will be served. Tea in Libya is not just a drink; it is a tradition that has to be respected. Traditionally, when receiving guests, the first thing a host does is to bring all the equipment used in the preparation of tea, notably a special tablecloth and a small gas burner. Bringing the tea utensils is a sign of welcome; it is as if the host is inviting his guests to spend a good time over a cup of tea. [Alarab Online] More
Saturday, 2 August, 2008: Malta and Libya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on medical services and public health, aimed at developing collaborations to counteract public health threats. Giving a speech after the agreement was signed in Libya this week, Social Policy Minister John Dalli said the Mediterranean experiences of the health and epidemiological effects of irregular migration from sub-Saharan Africa are ample demonstrations of the need to enhance networking for surveillance of communicable disease around the Mediterranean. “As part of our 2015 vision, the Government of Malta has set out its goals to develop the health sector into a European centre of excellence in the Mediterranean. [The Malta Independent] More
عيسى عبدالقيوم : فواتير العشرية السوداء

محمد بن غلبون : الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : تأسيسه ونشأته (22)

السياسة : أمين القومية العربية السابق

المنارة : سجناء ليبيون مفرج عنهم يوجهوا اتهامات مباشرة لمسؤولين كبار

راديو سوا : ليبيا تدفع مئات الملايين من الدولارات تعويضات لضحايا لوكربي

نصر سعيد عقوب : منارة هدى أم خداع

فرج بوالعَـشّة : فتش عن المرأة!!

د. محمد المقريف : القذافي واللجان الثورية... الأصل والصورة (7)

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : شعبنا بين نبش القبور وتضميد الجراح!!

Friday, 1 August, 2008: Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Congress approved legislation allowing Libya to settle the remaining claims by the families of U.S. victims of its state-sponsored terrorism and gain immunity from future lawsuits. Under the measure approved by the House and Senate yesterday, Libya would put money into a fund to pay the claims and then would be immune from further lawsuits for the attacks, including the bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. The measure would result in more than $800 million in compensation being paid. The accord allows ``the United States and Libya to finally close the book on a contentious period in our relationship and to look to the future,'' said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack. Most crucially for U.S. businesses, once Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice certifies that Libya has paid the compensation due, the U.S. would formally immunize Libya from any further claims, and all American oil and financial companies -- which have been reluctant to invest in Libya while the lawsuits persisted -- could do business there without fear of penalty, an administration official said. [Bloomberg] More
Friday, 1 August, 2008: MOSCOW (AFP) — Libya is negotiating with Moscow to buy Russian weapons and for the construction of a nuclear power station, the countries' prime ministers said on Thursday. "The Libyan leadership confirmed its interest in acquiring high-quality products from the Russian defence industry," Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying by Interfax and ITAR-TASS after a meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi. "We reached agreement on concrete steps that will enable strengthening of the Libyan armed forces thanks to bilateral cooperation," the Libyan prime minister said. Quoted by RIA Novosti, the Libyan premier also said: "We are working on the project of creating a nuclear power plant, to be used for electricity generation." A Russian defence ministry source, quoted by Interfax, said Tripoli was interested in buying Russian surface-to-air missiles, tanks, helicopters and fighter jets.... [AFP] More
Friday, 1 August, 2008: The big international news of the afternoon: The Bush administration and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s government are close to reaching a comprehensive agreement to settle all outstanding claims tied to Libya-related terrorism from the 1980s, reports the WSJ’s Jay Solomon. The agreement reportedly calls for Tripoli to make a single payment of more then $1 billion to a U.S. government-administered entity. That entity would oversee the compensation for victims of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and other terrorist attacks tied to Gadhafi’s regime. Congress, in turn, is close to passing legislation that would allow President Bush to grant Libya a waiver from any future litigation tied to past terrorism acts. ...... This afternoon, Crowell & Moring sent a letter to Capitol Hill, which includes the following passage: We are the American families whose loved ones were murdered by Libya in September 1989 when Libyan agents placed a suitcase bomb on board UTA Flight 772 which blew up over the African desert on its way to Paris, killing all 170 innocent people on board. We speak out today to oppose passage of the “Libyan Claims Resolution” Bill .... [WSJ] More
Friday, 1 August, 2008: WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The law firm Crowell & Moring LLP has released the following open letter on behalf of its clients, the families of the victims of UTA Flight 772 suitcase bombing in September 1989: We are the American families whose loved ones were murdered by Libya in September 1989 when Libyan agents placed a suitcase bomb on board UTA Flight 772, which blew up over the African desert on its way to Paris, killing all 170 innocent people on board. We speak out today to oppose passage of the "Libyan Claims Resolution" Bill pending before the House of Representatives. Over seven years ago we filed a lawsuit under U.S. law to hold Libya accountable for this act of murder and aircraft sabotage, and to obtain a judicial award for fair compensation. Libya and its lawyers have vigorously defended the case from the beginning, and this past January 2008 the federal court in Washington, D.C., issued a judgment against the Libyan State, the only federal court judgment to be awarded against Libya in such cases. [PRN] More
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