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عبدالله 87 : .. ادموع .. علي وطن قيسه فالخفا مبيوع

علي الخليفي : أماه لا تـُسامحينا

سليم الرقعي : الديموقراطيه وإحترام الإنسان هي الحل!؟

عبدالباسط أبوحميدة : آه .. لو كانت غزة كلوديا

ادرار نفوسة : يفرن صخرة وزيتونة

رفيق : "حماس" تستعين بالكوسة لأقناع النـّاس بأنّ الله معها

المحمودي : غزة.. دروس وعبر

فـرج بوالعَـشّة : تعليق سريع على تعليق متسرع بشأن وثيقة "24 ديسمبر"..!

المحامي الشارف الغرياني : حلال عليهم .. حرام علينا

أسعد العقيلي : قبعات جديدة.. رؤوس قديمة     أبوأحمد : الطود الشامخ

ت. : ما هو نفع العلم عندما يرتبط بالنفاق؟ أ.د. مصطفى بعيو.. العميد الثوري

الصيّاد : بشرى الهوني وتراتيل السراب     فيلادلفيا : عبدالحميد بطاو : ازدواجية

Wednesday, 31 December, 2008: Tripoli, Libya (AP) - Libya's oil chief says his country will cut production - starting in January - by almost 20,000 barrels per day more than Libya's OPEC quota. National Oil Corporation head Shukri Ghanem says the latest cuts would bring Libya's total output reduction to 270,000 barrels per day from September levels. That is about 20,000 barrels more than the country is required to cut under its OPEC quota. The new cut was ordered Tuesday. It comes as the 13-member OPEC cartel struggles to boost oil prices. They have fallen by about 70 percent from mid-July highs amid a global financial meltdown. [AP] More
Wednesday, 31 December, 2008: Qatar scored a handful of crucial goals last night in a 5-2 win over Libya that also doubled up as the final test before the 19th Gulf football Cup begins in Oman on January 4. After a winless streak that included two painful World Cup qualifying losses under new coach Bruno Metsu, this first win could be a timely turnaround in fortunes for the Frenchman. 'This win was very, very important for us,' Qatar striker Ali Afif, who notched the final goal in the crushing win, told Gulf Times after the game. 'To score a lot of goals against a team like Libya, which is one of the strongest sides in Africa, helps us a lot. [Gulf Times] More
Wednesday, 31 December, 2008: Irish President Eamon de Valera accepted gifts from Colonel Gaddafi the same year Libya began arming the IRA, official state papers reveal. Documents released into the National Archives show the maverick Arab ruler sent Mr de Valera a riding whip, a saddle and bridle during a secret meeting with one of his ambassadors in 1972. Later that year, IRA chief Joe Cahill met Colonel Gaddafi's regime in Tripoli to arrange a five-ton shipment of weapons into the Republic as The Troubles raged. The cargo ship Claudia was intercepted by the Irish Navy in March 1973 and Cahill was convicted for smuggling the arsenal of Libyan arms and explosives. [Press Association] More
تعازي إلى آل مشكان    تعازي إلى آل بغني

د. عبدالله جبريل : قراءة في ما سمي وثيقة 24 ديسمبر

التضامن : العودة إلي استخدام قانون العقاب الجماعي كأداة قمعية

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : يا قائدنا نريدوا إشاره!

جمعة القماطي : أحداث يفرن تفضح مشروع "ليبيا الغد"!

عمر الهوني : لقطات من مظاهرة لندن ـ أمام السفارة الأسرائيلية

الرابطة الليبية : تحريض الحكومة الرسمى على العنف تهديد للوحدة الوطنية

كيف يفكـّر الطغاة (2) ـ ترجمة : محمد الصّيد

اتحاد المدافعين : مدينة يفرن تتعرض لانتهاكات صارخة لحقوق الإنسان

ليلى الهوني : سامحينا أمي    العربية : أحداث يفرن ـ فتحي بن خليفة

Tuesday, 30 December, 2008: Libya has told oil companies to cut output by 270,000 barrels per day from Jan. 1, more than the reduction it needs to make under this month's OPEC deal to pump less, top oil official Shokri Ghanem said on Monday. "Today we issued instructions to the oil companies working in Libya to cut production by 270,000 bpd from Jan. 1 in compliance with OPEC's resolution," Ghanem told Reuters. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 30 December, 2008: A wave of migrants reaching Italy by sea is creating divisions within the Italian government on how to deal with Libya, which critics say is failing to live up to agreements to help intercept boats headed for Italy. Prime Minister Berlusconi's government took office in May pledging to stem illegal immigration, but the number of migrants arriving by sea is setting off alarms in Italy and opening the government to criticism. Since Christmas, nearly 2,000 would-be immigrants packed onto boats reached the tiny southern island of Lampedusa, a startling figure that prompted the interior minister to publicly complain about Libya. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 30 December, 2008: APA-Freetown [Sierra Leone] Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gadaffi, is expected Monday in Sierra Leone on a three-day official visit, Information and Communication minister, Ibrahim Ben Kargbo has confirmed to APA. “The visit of the Libyan leader is a routine one, a bilateral affair aimed at strengthening the cordial relations between Sierra Leone and Libya and to explore areas of cooperation between the two countries,” Kargbo, who is the official government spokesperson, says. Col. Gadaffi last visited Sierra Leone just before the 2007 general and presidential elections, a visit that was shrouded in controversy. There was widespread condemnation of the Libyan strong man’s presence in the country. [APA] More
Tuesday, 30 December, 2008: A new convention on double taxation was signed in Tripoli on Sunday by Malta’s Ambassador to Libya Joseph Cassar and Libyan Foreign Ministry representative Ramadan Barq. It will enter into force following ratification by both countries, superseding a previous convention which was signed in 1972. The agreement aims to avoid double taxation and to prevent fiscal evasion and covers direct taxes on income and capital. It also enables the 2 countries to exchange information for a more effective stand against tax evasion. It is the fourth double taxation convention Malta acquired in 2008. [DI-VE] More
Tuesday, 30 December, 2008: Public anger demonstrations Continued in different places in Libya on the ongoing Zionist massacres for the third day against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. The city of Tripoli witnessed today another angry popular demonstration participated People's leaderships social, revolutionary committees, students of educational institutions and youth of sport clubs. The participants in this demonstration lifted up banners condemning the massacres committed by the Zionists against the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip. [LJBC] More
Tuesday, 30 December, 2008: DUBAI - Libya won both the individual and team gold medals in the 150km race for men in the Arab Cycling Championship at the Sharjah corniche on Saturday. Ahmed Yousuf Juma led the way for Libya by clocking 3hrs 44mins 28secs. Radwan Shaaban of Algeria and Faisal Shaaban (Libya) came in second and third respectively, clocking the same time as the winner. Libya captured the team title in a combined time of 11hrs 13mins 24secs. Syria and Algeria, who took second and third places respectively, were timed the same as the winners, Libya. Fifty cyclists competed in the race. [Khaleej Times] More
Tuesday, 30 December, 2008: (ANSAmed) - Milan, Dec. 29 - Patrols along the Libyan coast will begin not later than January, following the agreement reached last year between the Libyan and Italian interior ministries. In an interview with Radio Padania, Roberto Maroni explained that "right now, a delegation from the Italian government is in discussions with Libyan officials and I have been assured by the interior minister, Franco Frattini, that the patrols will begin in January. I am optimistic. If they start in January, as the Libyans assure us that they will, we will be able to say goodbye to landings on Lampedusa". The problem of illegal immigrants arriving by boat does not only interest Italy but also other countries such as Cyprus, Malta and Greece. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 30 December, 2008: Dubai: Crude oil rose as much as 12 per cent after Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip raised concerns that supply from the Middle East may be disrupted. Prices also advanced as China, the world's second-biggest energy consumer, said it will supplement its emergency oil stockpiles while prices are low, while Libya and the UAE announced compliance with OPEC output cuts. [Gulf News] More
لجنة العمل الوطني : لقطات من الاعتصام الذي نظمته اللجنة تضامنا مع أهالي ضحايا ابوسليم

عمر الهوني : لقطات من مظاهرة لندن    عزالدين الشريف : لقطات من مظاهرة مانشستر

صلاح الغزال : فلسطين

تاوالت : مشاهد أحداث يفرن من زاوية مغايرة

ايلاف : اعتقال ليبيين في السويد على خلفية مقتل طالب لجوء

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (6)

فتحي العريبي : من غرانيكا الأسبانية إلى غزانيكا الفلسطينية

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان صحفي حول أحداث يفرن

المؤتمر الليبي للأمازيغية : بيان بشأن هجمة الترويع الشرسة على مدينة يفرن

خالد الغاوي : رسالة الى سيف الإسلام القذافي    مراد : حماس طاحت في صاحب الزرع

Monday, 29 December, 2008: Libya's Kadhafi Foundation said on Sunday it was planning an airlift to Egypt aimed at evacuating Palestinians wounded in Israel's aerial onslaught on the Gaza Strip. AFP reports. It announced the move as Cairo accused the Islamist Hamas movement inside Gaza of preventing hundreds of Palestinians from leaving the bombarded coastal territory for medical treatment. Two aircraft have been chartered to fly to El-Arish in Egypt 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Egypt's Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip to evacuate wounded to Benghazi in Libya, a spokesman for the charity told AFP. [Focus] More
Monday, 29 December, 2008: Hannibal Al Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan President, Moammar Al Gaddafi, said in a phone interview with the Qatar-based AL Jazeera, that Egypt is taking part of the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip by barring humanitarian aid from being transferred to Gaza via its border with the Gaza Strip. He added that Egypt previously took part in barring an aid ship from reaching Gaza which comes, according to Hannibal, in conspiracy with the Israeli occupation. Hannibal added that Libya will send more ships even if his means that the ships “will be on a suicidal mission” as they will be most likely subjected to Israeli shelling. [IMEM] More
Monday, 29 December, 2008: TRIPOLI - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Sunday accused Arab leaders of a ‘cowardly’ response to Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. He said they had failed to support the Palestinians in the enclave beyond offering humanitarian aid or discussing a possible Arab summit. ‘These characters should be ashamed of themselves. They are trading on the name of the Palestinian cause with their cowardly, weak and defeatist stands,’ said Gaddafi, referring to Arab leaders and their attempts to find a common position on the Israeli raids. Gaddafi was addressing a gathering of his supporters on Saturday. [Khaleej Times] More
المنظمة الليبية لحقوق الأنسان : بيان صحفى بخصوص أحداث يفرن

طارق القزيري : دعوها تحزن فلا مكان للبسمة بعد

محمد بن احميدة : حجارة القيصر

حملة التضامن البريطاني الليبي : وثيقة 24 ديسمبر

عيسى عبدالقيوم : العودة للمربع الأول.. مع مرتبة الشرف!

د. فتحي الفاضلي : إذا كانت عقوبة الخيانة هي الموت..    غزوة يفرن.. وسام آخر

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : تصريح صحفي بخصوص احداث يفرن

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان ومناشدة حول مقاضاة القذافي دوليا

سالم محمد : الغوص في الاسطورة

Sunday, 28 December, 2008: Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi called Saturday for "urgent action" to bring about a halt to Israeli air strikes on Gaza in a telephone conversation with Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, state news agency TAP reported. The two leaders discussed the "dramatic situation" in the coastal strip and agreed on "the need for urgent action to (force) an immediate halt to the dangerous escalation" in hostilities over the weekend. Kadhafi and Ben Ali expressed their "profound concern in the face of serious developments which have caused a great number of victims," after Israel hammered Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 210 people in retaliation for rocket fire in one of the bloodiest days of the decades-long Middle East conflict. [AFP] More
Sunday, 28 December, 2008: TRIPOLI, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The first U.S. ambassador to Libya in three decades arrived in Tripoli on Saturday, in a further sign of the two nations' improving ties. Gene Cretz, a career U.S. diplomat whose foreign postings have included Tel Aviv, Damascus, Cairo, Islamabad, New Delhi, and Beijing, said he would strive to broaden links between Tripoli and Washington. "I'm happy to be in Libya," he told reporters on his arrival at Tripoli airport, naming business and tourism among his priorities for expanded cooperation. U.S.-Libyan ties have improved dramatically since Libya's December 2003 decision to abandon the pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and the subsequent resolution of disputes... [Reuters] More
Sunday, 28 December, 2008: Libya has told Switzerland it must wrap up a probe into the arrest earlier this year of a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi or face unspecified further sanctions, the foreign ministry said. Hannibal Gaddafi was arrested by Geneva police on July 15 and was charged with mistreating two domestic employees, a Tunisian woman and a Moroccan man, who later withdrew their formal complaint. Gaddafi denied the charges and was freed on bail, but the case caused an uproar in Tripoli and led to the detention of two Swiss nationals, who were later released. Libya’s foreign ministry has said the two countries had agreed to set up an independent committee to investigate the incident. Late on Thursday, the ministry said the committee has now almost completed its probe which showed the arrest was illegal, but the Swiss side was attempting to paper over the truth. [Nation] More
تعازي إلى آل زبيدة

خليفة بن عسكر : عائشة القبلاوي عميلة المخابرات الأمريكية!!    الساطور : دونك يا صقر

سليم الرقعي : منظمة شباب أم منظمة إرهاب!؟

رمضان جربوع : عولمة الاحتيال المالي... والسياسي!

رفيق : خدعوك فقالوا : ثقافتنا لا تعتدي على طفل أو شيخ أو عجوز

الشرق الأوسط : اضطرابات مفاجئة في يفرن حاضرة الأمازيغ.. وقوات تابعة لسيف الإسلام تحاصرها

يفرن 2008 : آثار الهجوم على بيت أرملة المرحوم امحمد مادي

الجندي المجهول : أمّي لا تحزني فلست وحدك.. كلنا معك

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : انتفاضة يفرن وذكرى الأستقلال!!

قوى معارضة ليبية : ملحق توقيعات على وثيقة "24 ديسمبر"...

مراد : وثيقة 24 ديسمبر في مواجهة المؤتمر الوطني

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة المتحدة : دعوة للإعتصام

فـرج بوالعَـشّة : المثقف كمحرز الأهداف

علي الخليفي : صرّة الميراث

Saturday, 27 December, 2008: Dec. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Russia plans to supply air-defense missile systems valued at $250 million to seven countries including Syria, Libya and Venezuela, Vedomosti reported, citing an unidentified official in Russian Technologies Corp. Russia has started fulfilling orders of 200 S-125 systems that are due to be delivered during the next three years, the Moscow-based newspaper said. Russia will ship about 70 missile systems to Egypt, and also supply Myanmar, Vietnam and Turkmenistan. [Bloomberg] More
Saturday, 27 December, 2008: Libya's foreign ministry warned Switzerland on Friday that Tripoli would resort to economic and diplomatic sanctions unless the Swiss admit Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's son was completely innocent in the case that led to his arrest in Geneva this summer. The ministry said in a statement that "special measures, including economic and consular" would be taken unless the European country apologizes for arresting Gaddafi's son and punishes those behind the detention. [YNetNews] More
المصري اليوم : ليبيا تقرر إقامة مدينة سكنية متكاملة فى "القاهرة الجديدة"    قورينا : سرّ الواو في‮ ‬داود وعمرو

حسام الوحيشي : كلبتي الصغيرة

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : مجلس إدارة الحذاء العربي

الجزيرة : ملاحقة بوش قضائيا ـ د. الهادي شلوف

عاطف الأطرش : 2008.. عام أسود في تاريخ الإعلام الليبي

محمد الصادق : بعض مناقب الملك إدريس السنوسي الجهادية

تاوالت : أحداث مدينة يفرن على موقع اليوتوب

اميس انتمورا : الزائدي : قل يا ايها الكافرون!!..

تاوالت : مواجهات متوترة في ادرار نفوسة    السلفيوم : أما آن الأوان؟!

الحياة : "الاتحاد الدستوري" يتمسّك بدستور ليبيا القديم    الشرق الأوسط : معارضون ليبيون "يرفضون" الدستور المقترح

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : عن العقول والكنادر.. عودة لمجلس ادارة العقل

Friday, 26 December, 2008: Ghana is among some developing countries that will soon get a power plant to augment their power supply needs. Reports reaching ghanabusinessnews.com indicate that Russian state-owned Technopromexport has announced in Moscow. The reports say the Russian power plant builder and Libya's African Investment Portfolio have teamed up to form a new company, Laptechno-Power which will build and operate the power facilities. The other countries that would benefit from the projects are Libya, Uganda, Algeria, Egypt, Yemen and Namibia. The US$ 6.73 billion cost of the projects will be borne by Libya African Investments Portfolio. According to Technopromexport “Top priority projects for Laptechno-Power will be the construction of a 1250km electric transmission line with a capacity of 400 kW in Libya and a 300 MW hydro power plant on the Blue Nile River in Uganda.” [MG] More
Friday, 26 December, 2008: (Reuters) - Libya's oil refiner and marketer in Africa Tamoil said on Thursday it planned to invest $5 billion in three energy projects in Egypt. "Tamoil reached an understanding agreement with Egyptian authorities over the investment projects in Egypt on the sidelines of visit by President Hosni Mubarek to Libya early this week," a Tamoil official told Reuters. The official, who declined to be named, said the projects include building a new refinery with a 250,000 barrels per day of capacity, upgrading an old Egyptian refinery and opening 500 petrol stations in Egypt. "We expect the investment projects to be worth $5 billion," the official added, without giving details about the timetable to put the projects on the ground. [Reuters] More
تعازي إلى آل العطشان

السنوسي بلاله : تعليق .. على تعليق الأستاذ مفتاح السيَّد الشريف

صقر بلال : 24 ديسمبر يومٌ له ما قبله

مجموعة المضطهدين بمركز الكتاب الاخضر : نداء استغاثة الى شرفاء ليبيا

المنار : مؤسسة المنار تهنىء الشعب الليبى بعيد الاستقلال المجيد

الساطور : بدون تعليق    رفيق : خدعوك فقالوا : عقيدتنا غير عنصرية!

مركز الدراسات الليبية : بمناسبة الذكرى الستين لاستقلال برقة : رسائل من برقة

قوى معارضة ليبية : وثيقة "24 ديسمبر"    ملخص إعلامي لـ وثيقة "24 ديسمبر"

الاتحاد الدستوري : دستور القذافي الأمريكي.. رسالة مفتوحة إلى د. بنجامين باربر

LCU : Gaddafi’s American Constitution : An Open Letter to Dr Benjamin R. Barber

Thursday, 25 December, 2008: TRIPOLI (AFP) — Libya's national maritime transport company announced on Wednesday the purchase of six oil tankers valued at a total of 400 million dollars. The contracts were signed on Sunday and Monday with Korean naval construction group Samsung Heavy Industries and Japanese constructor Sasebo Heavy Industries, company official Tarek Yussef Said told AFP. Four tankers will be built by Samsung and the other two by Sasebo, he said. The tankers will have a total capacity of 700,000 tonnes, or the equivalent of five million barrels of crude. Headed by Hannibal Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, the company exercises a near-monopoly in the transport of Libyan oil. Its fleet currently comprises 18 tankers. [AFP] More
Thursday, 25 December, 2008: (AFP) - Libya will invest in an oil refinery and a number of construction projects in Egypt under a deal signed Wednesday during a visit to Tripoli by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a Libyan official said. Aside from the refinery, Libya will also build service stations as well as an industrial and residential complex in its neighbour,the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.The neighbours are also working towards establishing a free exchange zone on their border, he added. The official declined to indicate the value of the projects but said Libya planned to increase its total investments in Egypt to 10 billion dollars. [AFP] More
Thursday, 25 December, 2008: Libya has donated eight tractors, ploughs and accessories to Zambia. President Rupiah Banda formally accepted the donation of the equipment at State House on Tuesday. This was during a meeting with the Secretary of the Libyan People's Bureau, Khalifa Swiexi. President Banda said the items will contribute to efforts towards enhancing food security. And Mr. Swiexi said the donation marks the begining of a longtime relationship with Zambia in the agricultural sector. This is according to a statement released to ZNBC news by State House Chief Analyst for Press and Public Relations... [ZNBC] More
Thursday, 25 December, 2008: Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, on Wednesday returned home after a brief visit to Libya. According to official sources, during the visit, President Mubarak held talks in Tripoli with the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.The talks between the two leaders,according to sources,addressed Palestinian, Arab and African issues,in addition to discussing bilateral relations between Egypt and Libya.The sources noted that the meeting had touched also touched on the establishment of the African federal government.[APA] More
صوت العراق : بماذا تتباهى عائشة القذافي؟

24 ديسمبر 2008م : عيد الأستقلال

بوزيد لهلالي : المحافظة على الإستقلال أصعب من نيْله

ليبيا الغد : الإستقلال الوطنى.. أنشودة الإنجاز والعطاء

جمعية المحافظة على راية الأستقلال : الذكرى الـ 57 للأستقلال المجيد

كيف يفكـّر الطغاة (1) ـ ترجمة : محمد الصّيد

أبوأحمد : الديموقراطية.. بين التطبيق السلمي.. وصفع النعال

طارق القزيري : الرابطة وقناة الجزيرة : إحتجاج بلا مبرر

Wednesday, 24 December, 2008: Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Relatives of seven Americans killed in a 1989 airliner bombing are incensed at a deal struck by Washington nullifying their court judgment against Libya. Plaintiffs in the so-called Pugh case told the Washington Post (NYSE:WPO) they stood up to terrorism by suing Libya over the bombing of a UTA jet over Niger. "For it to be dismissed is beyond comprehension," said Anne Carey, whose mother died in the attack. "Surely, you can't just disregard what a federal court has decided." Carey is the daughter of Bonnie Pugh, the wife of Carl Pugh, who was the U.S. ambassador to Chad at the time. [UPI] More
Wednesday, 24 December, 2008: The national airline Swiss has been told it cannot fly to Libya anymore. The announcement comes amid an ongoing diplomatic row between Libya and Switzerland, which erupted after the arrest of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi’s son in Geneva during the summer. Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife were charged with assaulting two domestic staff in July, but the case against them was later dropped. Shortly after the incident, the Libyan aviation authorities ordered Swiss to cut its weekly service from Zurich to Tripoli from three flights to one. Now the airline has been told to axe its remaining flight. [WRS] More
Wednesday, 24 December, 2008: Libyan authorities have released 17 Algerian prisoners; they have been transferred to Al Jadeeda prison, in view of completing administrative procedures enabling them coming back home, the families of these prisoners said, yesterday. According to the prisoners’ families’ spokesman, the 17 prisoners are involved in different cases, as like illegal residence in Libya, as well as other charges for which they have been sentenced to less than 10 years. This second bunch is expected to be released tomorrow, while the first one composed of 27 prisoners, had been freed last October. [Elkhabar] More
Wednesday, 24 December, 2008: APA-Tripoli (Libya) The second meeting of the defence ministers of North African countries began Monday in Tripoli with participation of delegations from Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Sahrawi Arab Republic and the African Union Commission. Morocco did not attend as it is not member of the AU. While Mauritania was absent because its membership is suspended. During this meeting, participants are scheduled to discuss the proposed practical framework for the establishment of the region’s brigade, its forces and means of its support to the proposed African standby force. [APA] More
Wednesday, 24 December, 2008: Benghazi, Libya - The main stock index of the Libyan Stock Market, the All-Share Index, on Monday closed down by 1.43 points at 796.93 points. The total value of transactions was 285,475 Libyan dinars with 16,768 shares changing hands in 15 financial transactions including Sahara Bank and the Libyan Trade and Development Bank. The share price of the Libyan Trade and Development Bank increased by 1.80% at 11.29 dinars while that of the Sahara Bank declined by 1.14% at 17.39 dinars. [Pana] More
Wednesday, 24 December, 2008: Asmara - The Eritrean Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Abdalla Mussa, presented his credentials to President Zen Al-Abdin Bin Ali of Tunisia as non-resident Ambassador to that country. During the presentation ceremony yesterday, the Ambassador conveyed President Isaias Afwerki's greeting to President Zen Al-Abdin Bin Ali and the Tunisian people, and asserted that he would strive to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation. The Tunisian leader wished President Isaias good health to and peace and prosperity to the Eritrean people. [Shabait] More
Wednesday, 24 December, 2008: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, DECEMBER 23 - Christmas is just around the corner, even for Catholics in Libya. However, there are no street decorations or lights strung up around the streets of Tripoli, nor Santa Claus in the shopping centres with children being photographed on their knees. In a few supermarkets there is a limited selection of traditional Christmas goodies, but in the San Francesco Church in Dahara, in the heart of "Italian" Tripoli, instead, things are bustling under the watchful eye of Monsignor Giovanni Martinelli. For Christmas Eve there will be prayer and a midnight mass. On the 25 December, instead, mass will be said in 6 languages: English, French, Indian, Polish, Italian and Arab. [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 24 December, 2008: Gazprom and Italy's ENI have taken another break before closing their asset swap deal, chief of the Russian gas monopoly's department for foreign economic affairs Stanislav Tsygankov told journalists today. He explained that the delay was connected with a possible reassessment of the deal's value in light of the volatile global prices for hydrocarbons. Tsygankov stressed that the talks with ENI had been "completed in principle," though there were some disagreements over the price of the deal. The previous figure was based, among other things, on the crude oil price, Tsygankov said, but the situation is so unstable and complicated at the moment that the parties have agreed to wait for a while. Closure of the deal, which envisions that Gazprom will receive part of ENI's stake in Libya's Elephant field, has already been postponed several times. [RBC] More
موقع ليبي جديد : أ. د. علي بن الأشهر

مجاهد البوسيفي : اعلام الكندرة

الرابطة الليبية : رسالة إلى مجلس إدارة قناة الجزيرة

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : شلايك طرابلس والأسئلة الصعبة!!

تعازي إلى آل الطياش

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان صحفي حول "لجنة دراسة الدستور"

صلاح الغزال : عَبَاءَة الجَمْر

سليم الرقعي : الرد والتوضيح الأخير!؟

د. مصطفى عبدالله : المعارض عليه أن يكون قدوة

ت. : أ.د. مصطفى عبدالسلام بن نصر بعيو.. تاريخ وطموح وآمال     حسن المنصوري : إشراقة لحظة يأس  

محمد أمين العيساوي : علـّها تحي القلوب الميتة!!     طالب ليبي غيور : مظلوم سعـد مناع يا ليبية  

سليمان الشجاع : من بلاد العرب يأتي العجب

Tuesday, 23 December, 2008: SEOUL, Dec 22 (Reuters) - South Korean builder Hanil Engineering & Construction (006440.KS) said that it had secured an order worth 1.16 trillion won ($902.5 million) from Libya. Hanil said in a regulatory filing that Libya's Organization for the Development of Administrative Centres placed the order to build houses and infrastructure in the Middle East country. The builder's share price soared by their daily limit of 15 percent to 5,290 won as of 0515 GMT. ($1=1296.3 Won) [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 23 December, 2008: (ANSAmed) - Tripoli, Dec. 22 - After one week from when a number of international press agencies wrote about a draft of Constitutional Charter to be discussed by an Ad Hoc Committee in Libya, no more news have been published on it. Even the Director of Foreign Relations Bureau of the Gaddafi Foundation, Salem M. Adam, says that he never mentioned this subject and that he just highlighted that the Foundation is an NGO involved in Humanitarian Aid inside the Country and abroad. [ANSAmed] More
الأجدابي : ليبيا لمن؟!!    ضميري وأنتم.. وهذا العذاب؟    شاعرٌ بأسرِهِ يمشي على القلبِ..

الساطور : تقدر تدير هذي؟

المحامي الشارف الغرياني : مشروع دستور.. أم مشروع ميثاق اجتماعي؟

عبدالحكيم زائد : "الرقعي"؟؟     أب علي : أزمة السفارات الليبية     علي الخليفي : اُحذية واُبطال  

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : الحذاء والغباء والجبناء

سليم الرقعي : الطائرة المنكوبة وأطفال الأيدز ومستر جون!؟؟

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (5)

Monday, 22 December, 2008: LONDON (AP) — Ceremonies were held Sunday in the Scottish town of Lockerbie to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, in which 270 people were killed. More than 150 people attended a wreath-laying ceremony Sunday at Lockerbie's Dryfesdale Cemetery, which has a memorial stone for those who died. Two churches in the area held services to coincide with the moment the plane came down, just after 1900GMT on Dec. 21 1988. Services are also being held at Heathrow Airport in London and in the United States. All 259 people on board the flight from Heathrow to New York were killed when a bomb exploded on the plane as it flew over Lockerbie. Another 11 people died on the ground. [AP] More
Monday, 22 December, 2008: BEEF FOR LIBYA. President Christine Fernandez de Kirchner and Libyan leader Muammar Khaddafy, met in Tripoli last week, where numerous agreements were signed. After a tour of the bombed out palace, that was bombed by US planes in 1986, the president was invited by the Libyan leader to one of his private homes. Agreement was reached on nuclear energy, also cooperation agreements were signed in relation to agriculture, scientific research and oil exploration. The exportation of beef to Libya, is expected to commence before the Xmas holiday which will be fresh chilled steer beef, in compensated sides. Libya has also expressed an interest in live steers, 450 kilos upwards and young bulls from Argentina. [Farming UK] More
Monday, 22 December, 2008: Dhaka, Dec 21 (bdnews24.com)— The government has appointed a new envoy to Libya, seen as crucial to a deal with Tripoli on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers. Rear admiral Mustafizur Rahman will be the next ambassador to Libya, said a foreign ministry statement Sunday. The post of ambassador in Tripoli was lying vacant, according to ministry officials. Mustafizur Rahman joined the Bangladesh Navy as an officer cadet in 1976 and has served in different capacities. His new post is considered important as Tripoli has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dhaka on recruitment. [BDNews24] More
د. جاب الله موسى حسن : شلايك طرابلس يعلنون بداية ثورة الأحذية!!

فتحي العريبي : لقطة ورد غطاها : (4) حمرة جراية ما تكلش الشعير

صلاح الحداد : نوافذ الليل

Ghoma: "Eye-Raq’s "Parliament" Has Voted For Continuing The Occupation Of Its Lands?

Sunday, 21 December, 2008: Fresh evidence has cast doubt on the conviction of a Libyan for the Lockerbie bombing 20 years ago that killed 270 people. New forensic analysis on a fragment of the timing device alleged to have triggered the bomb that brought down Pan Am jet 103 on Dec. 21, 1988, is said to have found no trace of explosive residue. Lawyers acting for Abdelbasset Al Megrahi, the 56-year-old Libyan jailed for life for the bombing in 2001, will present the evidence at a forthcoming appeal into his conviction. His legal team says the new information supports claims the timer was planted by investigators in a politically-motivated attempt to incriminate Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi. Sources close to his defence team say the tests should have revealed significant traces of explosive residue caused by the blast. The fragment was said to have been found by police in a singed shirt 25 miles from the Scottish town where the New York-bound Boeing 747 came down. [Daily Mail] More
Sunday, 21 December, 2008: After years of struggle to bring the bombers to justice, one was convicted in a Scottish court and the Libyan government agreed to pay millions to each victim's family. Laws on everything from lawsuits against terrorists to airport security were changed. Airlines and governments adopted more humane practices for dealing with families of air disaster victims. All of these came about at least in part because of the pressure brought by an intense band of family members who lobbied governments around the world and redefined the role of victims' groups. Yet it will be small comfort as they gather around a rock cairn at Arlington National Cemetery to recall the 270 who died - 259 aboard the jet and 11 more when it plunged in a ball of fire onto Lockerbie,Scotland."For those who've lost their kids, you don't get closure," says Daniel Cohen, whose daughter Theodora, 20, died in the bombing." And these anniversaries are very, very difficult." [Daily Record] More
منكم وإليكم : الأحد 21 ديسمبر Letters : Sunday, 21 December, 2008

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محمد بن حميدة : توضيح     ليلى الهوني : تنبيه     عبدالباقي الزنتاني : إلى الشيخ.. وباقي المرضى  

طارق القزيري : مراجعات ليبية

فتحي بن خليفة : عن هذا... وذاك (3)

عيسى عبدالقيوم : ما بين قلمي وحذائي مساحة للعقل

رمضان جربوع : المواطن والدستور بين غاية المنى وإملاء الواقع

عمر الكدي : بينما العالم يتغيّر.. العرب خارج هذا التغيير

Dr. Mansour O. El-Kikhia: There Is Nothing Heroic About Shoe Throwing Journalist

Saturday, 20 December, 2008: Twenty years after the Lockerbie plane bombing, Libya is still working to roll back the impact of sanctions and secure the release of a convicted intelligence officer. Tripoli has signed an accord to compensate victims' families, allowing UN and US sanctions to be lifted. It has returned to the international scene, normalising ties with Washington and the European Union. Libyan leader Moamer Gathafi, since publicly giving up on a quest for weapons of mass destruction at the end of 2003, has been hosting a flurry of European and American officials seeking a share of his country's oil wealth. "During the embargo, we suffered enormously at the economic level," said Shukri Ghanem, who serves as oil minister.[Middle East Online] More
Saturday, 20 December, 2008: Estonia's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Tiina Intelmann and Libya's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Giadalla A. Ettalhi signed a joint communiqué in New York on Wednesday, 17 December. The document establishes diplomatic relations between the Republic of Estonia and the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Great Jamahiriya. During the discussion that took place after the signing ceremony, the ambassadors acknowledged that relations between the nations must be developed and discussed possibilities for intensifying contacts between Estonia and Libya. [Isria] More
Saturday, 20 December, 2008: LONDON (AP) — Much of the political fallout from the Lockerbie air disaster has been resolved, but doubts remain about who was behind the explosion 20 years ago Sunday in the skies above Scotland. A cancer-stricken Libyan secret agent is in prison, the sole person convicted in the tragedy, but he has earned a second appeal by convincing judges that "a miscarriage of justice" may have occurred during his trial. Some of the victims' families are still not convinced that Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, 56, is to blame for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 259 people, mostly Americans, in the air, and 11 more on the ground. Al-Megrahi, convicted in January, 2001, is serving a life sentence. [AP] More
Saturday, 20 December, 2008: (ANSAmed) - MADRID, December 19 - Spain's Sacyr Vallehermoso group through its unit Svlidco has won the bid for urbanization work in the Libyan town of El Beisa worth 400 million euros, a company statement said Friday. Svlidco, in which Sacyr holds a 60 percent stake and a body controlled by the Libyan government holds 40 percent, will carry out the work over a 2,700-hectare surface. The project included the construction of the networks of public utilities for telephone, natural gas, drinking water and the sewerage system, electricity and lighting, street paving and sidewalks. The project awarded to the company owned by Luis del Rivero was part of a plan of infrastructure investments worth more than 50 billion euroes, set up by the government of Libya, one of the world's main oil and gas producers. [ANSAmed] More
رفيق : .. عـلى استعداد لأعطاء زوجاتهم للحاكم الوطني

فـرج بوالعَـشّة : عودة المثقف الملتزم..!!

المحمودي : ما أشبه الليلة بالبارحة!!

د. الهادي شلوف : عقل الأمة.. ونعل الصحفي.. وشلائك المعارضة الليبية

ليلى الهوني : ازدواجية..     سليم الرقعي : بيان..     ناجي الفيتوري : إعتذار..

عاطف الأطرش : تعبكم راحة!!

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : دور وزير الداخلية الألماني في الأغتيالات

ايلاف : الكدي: أوباما لن يطالب بالديمقراطية وحقوق الإنسان بليبيا بدأت تتبلور

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : متابعة إعلامية بخصوص تعرض موقع الجبهة للقرصنة

Friday, 19 December, 2008: The wife of the Lockerbie bomber claims that her husband became a sacrificial lamb for the whole of Libya when he agreed to be tried for a crime that he says he did not commit. Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi surrendered his freedom so that his country could free itself from United Nations sanctions and improve its global image, his wife Aisha said. Mrs al-Megrahi gave a rare interview at the family home near Glasgow, close to the prison where her husband is serving a life sentence for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that claimed the lives of 270 people in 1988. “He sacrificed himself for the sake of an entire nation,” she told The Times, in an interview conducted in Arabic. “They’ll never make up for the absence... [Times Online] More
Friday, 19 December, 2008: WMR has learned from a source within Zimbabwe’s opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), that Zimbabwe’s authoritarian president, Robert Mugabe, is being propped up with the help of two unlikely bedfellows: Israel and Libya. A knowledgeable MDC source told WMR on background that the opposition has evidence that Israel’s Mossad helped rig Zimbabwe’s presidential and parliamentary elections to forestall a decisive victory for the MDC. Mugabe has violated a power-sharing agreement with the opposition that was agreed upon after the opposition won a majority of seats... [OJ] More
Friday, 19 December, 2008: At the end of the third day’s programme of matches in the Basketball League, defending champions Al-Ittihad and Al-Nasser managed to keep their unbeaten record by beating Al-Morog and Al-Shabab respectively. By virtue of their victories they share the top billing in the league standings, a point ahead of Al-Ahli of Benghazi. None of the wins were easy as the losers managed to keep up with the victors for moar of the time and at the end only a few points separated the teams. Al-Ittihad managed only a three-point win (61-58) over Al-Morog, who on their part are still looking for their first victory. [Basket-In-Africa] More
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الساطور : .. شلايك طرابلس يشيدون بالزيدي ..

حسام الوحيشي : بندق وتوت وشغف     رمضان جربوع : نفطنا إلى أين؟

سالم بن عمار : أخ أسعد قاسم.. هل لك من وقفة جادة مع نفسك؟

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : الهـادى شلوف لا يشرّفه الأنتماء إلى ثقافة الحذاء!!

Thursday, 18 December, 2008: "No draft of the constitution has been drawn up. The judicial committee is only discussing the matter," said Salem Adam, director of the External Relations Department of the Gaddafi Foundation, chairman of which is the son of Colonel Gaddafi Seif al-Islam, on the existence of a draft constitution for Libya. Over the past few days some sources had reported that an ad hoc judicial committee had been set up to study a draft constitution beginning this week. Instead, Adam called the project a "sort of social charter" on the initiative of Seif in his role as "defender" of human rights, involved in humanitarian causes both inside and outside the country. The Green Book, the summa of Gaddafìs thoughts on the Third Universal Theory for a new democratic society, is all that is needed for Libya to be governed, according to Salem Adam.[ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 18 December, 2008: (Bloomberg) -- Libya, the North African nation constrained by international sanctions for two decades, plans to sell shares in more state-owned companies as the government seeks to boost the economy and develop the bourse set up last year. The state-run Economic and Social Development Fund aims to offer foreign investors about 15 percent of 10 companies, Suliman Alshohmiy, head of the Libyan Stock Exchange, said in a telephone interview from Tripoli yesterday. He didn’t say how much Libya is seeking to raise from the sales. “We have had much interest from all sorts of investors despite the global financial crisis,” said Alshohmiy, who is also the head of Libya’s regulator, the Capital Market Authority. [Bloomberg] More
Thursday, 18 December, 2008: Hess Corp. said an exploratory well has encountered a 500-ft gross hydrocarbon section at various intervals in the offshore extension of Libya's mainstay Sirte basin. A deepwater exploration well off Egypt found hydrocarbons, while another wildcat off Ghana was unsuccessful while another is planned, the company said. Hess holds 100% interest in Area 54 of Libya, where the A1-54/01 wildcat 38 miles offshore went to total depth of 11,077 ft in 2,807 ft of water in the Mediterranean Gulf of Sirte. [OGJ] More
Thursday, 18 December, 2008: A few weeks ago, a check for $491,000 was delivered to a small private middle school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, De La Salle Academy, which serves academically talented kids regardless of how much money their families have. Naturally, the $491,000 check was promptly banked, the last in a series of payments from one source that now amount to $2,470,000. “It’s nearly our entire endowment,” said the principal, Brother Brian Carty. No, this is not the story of another swindle or catastrophe crushing worthy people or institutions. Just the opposite. “That check was the final payment of the Qaddafi money,” Brother Carty said. “Muammar Qaddafi has turned out to be our single biggest donor — not that he meant to be.” [New York Times] More
Thursday, 18 December, 2008: Tripoli, Libya - The Secretary of the Libyan General People's committee, Baghdadi Mahmoudi, and the Portuguese minister of the economy, Manuel Pinho, on Tuesday reviewed in Tripoli the implementation of the agreement signed between the two countries in various fields during the visit of the Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi to Portugal in December 2007. They also discussed practical measures for cooperation between the two countries in the fields of public works, transport, electricity, liquefied gas, alternative energy production, investment, electricity and infrastructure. [PANA] More
موسى عبدالكريم : مظاهرات اليونان والمشهد الليبي     ناجي الفيتوري : إننا نكره الظلم يا هرواك

المسحان : لقاءات بوش في المستقبل   Al-Mishan: Mr. Cretz Goes To Tripoli

رفيق : صدقت يا دكتور شلوف.. أضربوا حكامكم بالنعـل وحتى بوسخ الخنازير

محمد بن احميدة : الاحتلال مهانة يا هادي شلوف

د. الهادي شلوف : أضربوا حكامكم بالنعل وحتى بوسخ الخنازير

فـرج بوالعَـشّة : عنصريات عرب اليوم.. مسخرة

Wednesday, 17 December, 2008: The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution aimed at giving fresh momentum to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The draft describes US-brokered talks between Israelis and Palestinians as "irreversible" and urges greater diplomatic efforts to secure a deal. The resolution is the first on the Middle East issue adopted by the 15-member council in almost five years. It passed by 14 votes to zero. One council member, Libya, abstained. The draft calls on both parties to "refrain from any steps that could undermine confidence or prejudice the outcome of negotiations". [BBC] More
Wednesday, 17 December, 2008: TUNISIA, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- A three-day conference on water for agriculture and energy in Africa opened Monday in the Libyan city of Sirte, 600 km east of the capital Tripoli, according to news reaching here. The conference has been convened against the backdrop of a water crisis and deteriorating drought in most African nations, said Libyan Secretary of Agriculture, Animal and Water Resources Abu-Bakr Mabruk al-Mansuri. The water resources, agriculture and energy ministers participating in the conference would assess water conditions, discuss investment and efforts in enhancing management... [Xinhuanet] More
Wednesday, 17 December, 2008: Vatican officials and Muslim leaders met in Tripoli, Libya, on December 15 to open a series of talks on the public responsibilities of religious leaders. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, headed a 12-member Vatican delegation. The talks are the 11th in a series of meetings organized by the Pontifical Council in cooperation with the World Islamic Call Society. [Catholic Culture] More
Wednesday, 17 December, 2008: Cooperation ties between the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Libya have entered a new phase following a meeting between the AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, and Libyan Leader, Muammar Qaddafi, on December 14, 2008, in Tripoli. African integration and the means to implement it were at the centre of discussions between both men. The Libyan leader used the occasion to express satisfaction with AfDB actions. He urged the institution to pursue its mission... [AfDB] More
م. طبرق : نداء لرفع الظلم عـن السجين السياسي ياسين أحمد يوسف

لجنة التضامن مع سجناء الرأي في ليبيا : بيان صحفي

عيسى عبدالقيوم : حقوق الإنسان.. أعباء على كواهل عجائز ميدان الشجرة

المحمودي : إدريس السنوسي.. وجنايته على جهاد الآباء والأجداد!! (2)

منظمة الأمل : استمرارية ملاحقة كل الليبيين العائدين من السويد

سليم الرقعي : لو كنت غير سليم لما إحتجتم للأكاذيب!؟

د. فتحي العكاري : الحكمة من أعمال الحج

د. مصطفى عبدالله : واجهات ملائكية لأعمال شيطانية

الساطور : أمير قطر يستقبل الوفد الليبي لحقوق الإنسان

رفيق : خدعك الأخوان المسلمون فقالوا : دستور جديد

محمد بعيو المصراتي : وصية حنـّا مينة

Tuesday, 16 December, 2008: HONG KONG, Dec 15 (Reuters) - China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the country'a largest oil company, is bidding for Canadian energy firm Verenex Energy (VNX.TO) to broaden its oil and gas assets in Africa, South China Morning Post reported on Monday, citing sources. The deal may worth about $300 million, the newspaper said, adding a successful bid would broaden CNPC's assets in Africa as Verenex owns a 50 percent stake in part of Ghadames Basin in Libya. "The Chinese like Libya because of the geology there," the newspaper cited a source as saying. It gave no further details. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 16 December, 2008: U.N. (Reuters) - Libya, the only Arab member of the U.N. Security Council, criticized a U.S. draft resolution Monday that hails progress made in talks between Palestinians and Israelis but mentions no specific problems. "Ignoring completely what Israel is doing there I think will not help ... support for this draft resolution," Libya's U.N. Ambassador Giadallah Ettalhi told reporters. Asked if he planned to vote against the text when the council considers it Tuesday, Ettalhi said he was awaiting instructions from Tripoli. "We have already proposed some changes," he said, adding that there were several issues that should be raised. "What about the blockade of Gaza? What about the settlements? ... [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 16 December, 2008: A Libyan group led by the daughter of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi gives a bravery award to the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at president Bush. "Wa Atassimou group has taken the decision to give Muntazer al-Zaidi the courage award ... because what he did represents a victory for human rights across the world," the charity group, headed by Aicha Gaddafi, the daughter of Libian leader Muammar Gaddafi, said in a statement on Monday. The group also urged the Iraqi government to release television reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi after he was detained on Sunday for hurling his shoes at Bush and calling the president a 'dog'. The Libyan group said the Iraqi authorities should honor the journalist for his actions. [Press TV] More
Tuesday, 16 December, 2008: South Africa's President Kgalema Motlanthe and his deputy Fatima Hajaig will travel to Libya for political, economic and trade discussions this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. Leaving on Wednesday, they will meet his Libyan counterpart Muammar Qadhafi with a view to strengthening relations in those fields. Political and socio-economic developments on the continent, the implementation of the African Union government, the New Partnership for Africa's Development, and peace and security initiatives will be on the agenda. The impact of the global financial crisis, and the Middle East peace process will also feature in discussions. Motlanthe will lay a wreath at the El-Hani Battle Martyrs Memorial in Tripoli, and visit the memorial of victims of a US air raid on Tripoli in 1986. [IOL] More
Tuesday, 16 December, 2008: According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, Africa needs at least 65 billion dollars in investment to provide enough water for agriculture and for the generation of hydro-electricity. At a summit on water in the Libyan city of Sirte, the FAO has been asked to detail problems Africa has had with the supply of water. During the summit, projects which increase food and energy production will be discussed and the suggestions will be compiled, with a view to financing projects to resolve the situation. Fifty-three countries are attending the summit. [Jakarta News] More
Tuesday, 16 December, 2008: (ANSAmed) - TAORMINA, DEC. 15 - The agreement signed by just Rome and Tripoli at the end of August to fight illegal immigration is not enough; a more general agreement is needed between the EU and Libya. Foreign Minister Franco Frattini is convinced of this, and said as much whilst speaking with journalists on his arrival in Taormina for the opening of an informal ministerial meeting of the EU Mediterranean countries. "We now need to negotiate a European agreement with Libya, because an agreement with Italy is no longer enough" he explained. "Today and tomorrow we will talk about how to impose a future EU-Libya agreement, which will of course include the theme of immigration". [ANSAmed] More
ناجي الفيتوري : طبّس تخطاك     سليم الرقعي : كل حذاء وأنتم بخير!؟     فتحي العريبي : حذاء من ذهب

عمر الهوني : لقطات من مراسم دفن المرحوم أحمد ابوشيحة

جيل : مظاهرة حاشدة ونوعية لعوائل ضحايا مذبحة معتقل ابوسليم

الرابطة الليبية : ممارسة مهنة الطب لا تتماشى مع ممارسة التعذيب : د. مصطفى الزائدى نموذجا

والد أحد الموظفين : فرعون سوق الأوراق المالية الليبي

د. مصطفى الزائدي : للمرة الثانية شكراً محمد احميدة وآخرين

فتحي العريبي : فيلم "الرسالة" في برنامج "النادي العربي"

حسين قرضاب : من اللي مش راجل الذي أطلق النار؟

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : كأس الحاج (عمبو) ودستور (سيف)!

محمد قدري الخوجة : لو كنت سليما ما احتجـت للتّرقيع!!

Monday, 15 December, 2008: Libya and Tanzania have joined Zambia in the maiden edition of the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) after victories over Morocco and Sudan, respectively at the weekend. Libya beat Morocco 3-0 in Tripoli to qualify on 4-3 aggregate for the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in February in Ivory Coast. Elsewehre, Tanzania recorded a double over Sudan by winning 2-1 in the second leg match away from home. They won their first encounter 3-1 at home and thus advance to the final tournament in Ivory Coast on 5-2 aggregate to qualify for a senior African tournament for the first time in 28 years. Libya lost to Morocco 3-1 in their first leg clash only to turn things around in a spirited fightback. [Goal] More
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مجلة "كراسي" ـ العدد 45 ـ ديسمبر 2008

أسعد العقيلي : هل تكفي التعويضات..؟ حديث في ذكرى المذبحة..

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي على الساحة الأوروبية : إلغاء الاعتصام

التضامن لحقوق الإنسان : البيان المشترك لمؤتمر "مذبحة أبوسليم"..

المحامي الشارف الغرياني : الدستور.. بإرادة الشعب وليس بإرادة سيف القذافى

المحمودي : إدريس السنوسي.. وجنايته على جهاد الآباء والأجداد!! (1)

صقر بلال : صك للعبودية.. لا دستورا لصيانتها..!!

أسعد قاسم : نصيحة أخيرة للمحمودي

Sunday, 14 December, 2008: CETCO Oilfield Services has announced it is in final stage negotiations with an oil and gas services agent to expand its service offering into Libya. The oilfield services firm was recently on a fact finding mission in Libya and is now looking to this emerging market as a region with considerable business opportunities for continued expansion. A country which is emerging from more than twenty years of trade sanctions imposed by the UN and US, Libya is proving to be one of the most attractive options for UK oil and gas companies. "Key market drivers such as the very active exploration schedule coupled with Libya's aim to increase daily output from 1.5 million barrels per day to 3 million barrels per day in the next three years was what drew me to Libya as a potential investment region for CETCO Oilfield Services," explained Euan Morrison, Eastern Hemisphere general manager for the oilfield services firm. [Oil online] More
Sunday, 14 December, 2008: MUSCAT — The Sultanate of Oman and Libya have signed a $500 million deal to establish a joint investment company to be based in Tripoli. The company will invest in economic, real estate, tourism, industrial, service and energy projects and will also set up joint stock companies to undertake different projects, according to a joint statement. The State General Reserve Fund will represent Oman in the Oman-Libya Investment Holding Company. The agreement was signed on behalf of the Sultanate by Dr Qasim bin Mohammed al Salhi, Oman’s Ambassador to Libya, and Abdulamir bin Mohammed bin Said, Deputy Executive Director of the State’s General Reserve Fund, while Hamid al Arabi al Hudhairi, board chairman and Director General of the Fund for Economic and Social Development, signed for the Libyan government. [Khaleej Times] More
Sunday, 14 December, 2008: (ANSAmed) - Tripoli, Dec. 12 - The history of relations between Italy and Libya is a sequence of highs and lows, but at the same time that Paolo Scaroni, ENI's corporate executive officer, comments with satisfaction on ENI's future entrance into Libya as a shareholder and Silvio Berlusconi defines "convenient" this participation, a positive trend seems to be prevailing. From the point of view of diplomatic relations between the two countries, a procedure is being enacted that should bring them, in a short period of time, to the ratification of the 'Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation Treaty', signed in Bengasi on the 30th of last August by Silvio Berlusconi and Muammar Gaddaffi. On the Italian side, the Premier approved the bill to ratify the treaty on the 19th of October, the first concrete step for the implementation of an agreement that represents, as considered by all who observe the situation, a historical moment for relations. [ANSAmed] More
Sunday, 14 December, 2008: A sovereign wealth fund is poised to complete Libya's first U.K. property investment since the end of economic sanctions by buying an office building in London's City financial district, the Financial Times reported Dec. 12. The report said part of the Libyan Investment Authority agreed to buy the building, which partially faces the Bank of England, from German property firm IVG Immobilien AG for about £120 million. The Financial Times said none of the parties involved would comment on the sale. The refurbished building at 14 Cornhill has 172,000 square feet of work space, partly leased to Russian bank VTB Bank Europe. The building previously housed the headquarters of Lloyds TSB plc. [SNL] More
Sunday, 14 December, 2008: MOSCOW - Wearing flowing red robes and pitching his own trademark desert tent, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi paid a visit to Ukraine last month in search of a remarkable deal to help feed his oil-rich but soil-poor people. Under a proposed agreement with Kiev, Libya would lease 247,000 acres of Ukraine's rich black land to grow wheat. The harvest would then be shipped back to Libya, giving the desert nation a more secure supply of food in the face of predictions about higher food prices and potential shortages in decades to come. Ukraine, in turn, would get access to Libyan oil fields, helping free it from dependence on Russia for its energy needs. Around the world, food-poor but cash-rich countries, spooked by last season's high food prices, are racing to snap up rights to farmland in developing countries and breadbasket nations. They're aiming to boost their own food security and cash in on what might prove one of the few sound investments left in a world in financial crisis. [Courant] More
الفضاء الثقافي : صلاح عجينة : هدفي تقديم الحراك الثقافي بصيغة مبسطة

طارق القزيري : مراجعات ليبية (5)

القبس : ليبيا تبحث مشروع دستور يعاونها خبير أميركي

فتحي العريبي : بنغازي تحت قصف .. العجاج

سالم محمد : زغاريد "تلا"

Saturday, 13 December, 2008: TRIPOLI (AFP) — A government panel meets next week to start drawing up a Libyan constitution, which was abolished when Moamer Kadhafi seized power almost four decades ago, the committee chairman said on Friday. "A plan for a constitution has been submitted to the committee, which will examine it and revise it legally," judge Abdel Rahman Bututa told AFP, adding that the team of legal experts will hold its first meeting next week. The constitution project is taking place at the initiative of Kadhafi's reformist son Seif al-Islam with the collaboration of European and US experts, said Yussef Sawan, executive director of the Kadhafi Foundation for Development. "Work on this project is not starting from zero. There are some references already," said Bututa, citing the Green Book -- the collected thoughts of Kadhafi --... [AFP] More
Saturday, 13 December, 2008: ROME, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Libya has approved Russian natural gas company Gazprom's taking Eni SpA's stake in the Elephant oil field, Eni Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni said on Tuesday. The stake is part of a 2006 strategic partnership between Eni and Gazprom that calls for an exchange of assets. Elephant produced 124,000 barrels of oil a day in 2006, and Scaroni said in April that Eni held 33 percent of the field. The answer they have given seems to me to be positive but there is no hurry' to close the deal, Scaroni said on the margins of a hearing in parliament. 'You have to wait for the price of oil to stabilise a bit to have a shared valuation of the asset.' Libya and Italy said jointly on Saturday that Libya was interested in taking a stake in Eni. Scaroni called a potential Libyan stake a 'positive action'. [Forbes] More
Saturday, 13 December, 2008: Engineer Maa'touk Mohammad Maa'touk, Secretary, Ministry, of Manpower Training and Employment, Government of Libya said, Libya would take half a million Bangladeshi skilled, semi-skilled and general workers for different projects soon. This he stated to Muhammad Musa, Secretary General, BCS Freedom Fighter & Mujibnagar Officers-Employees Association, when he called on him for an exchange of views of mutual benefit of both the countries at his office in Tripoli recently, says a press release. Abu Abdullah, Charge d'Affaires of Bangladesh Embassy and Engineer Hassan S Alkasah, Director, Technical Cooperation of Libyan Government were present during the meeting. [Nation] More
Saturday, 13 December, 2008: The economy of Libya is primarily dependent on revenues from the oil sector. The sector contributes almost 30% of its gross domestic product (GDP). Libya has one of the highest per capita GDPs on the African continent. The nation had, for long, remained in isolation, due to the UN sanctions. The process of international rehabilitation began a few years back and culminated in 2003-2004 when all sanctions were lifted. The Libyan GDP logged a growth rate of 5.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) in 2006 to reach a value of US$34.1bn. BMI forecasts that the construction industry in the country will grow at an average annual rate of 5.17% during the forecast period of 2008-2012. Removal of sanctions on the country by the US as well, as the UN has greatly helped the country achieve much of its recent economic growth. [The Herald] More
Saturday, 13 December, 2008: A new campaign for compassionate release of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing comes with a claim of police interference at the start of the investigation. As the Justice For Megrahi campaign was launched yesterday, Father Patrick Keegan, the priest in Lockerbie at the time, revealed that he had been visited by police during the inquiry and asked to keep to the official line - that Libya was responsible. Fr Keegan and Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora died in the tragedy that killed 270 people on December 21, 1988, yesterday launched the campaign calling for the people of Scotland to show compassion towards the man convicted of the bombing and allow his release on bail. Speaking yesterday to launch the campaign, they revealed that they will be writing to MSPs and heads of all religious groups... [Live-PR] More
Saturday, 13 December, 2008: WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has been offering non-lethal military platforms to Libya. Officials said President George Bush has approved defense cooperation talks that included arms sales to Libya. They said the Defense Department and State Department were preparing briefings on military platforms that would be available to Libya. "We hope to give Libya enough information so that progress could be seen early in the next administration," an official said. [MENL] More
ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (4)

د. يونس فنوش : حكايات شعبية من إيطاليا (4)

محمد بن احميدة : مصطفى الزائدي لا مفر لك من الاعتراف

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : تعرض موقع الجبهة للقرصنة

فـرج بوالعَـشّة : المثقف بين الاحتراف والهواية!!

بانوراما ليبيا : شاب ليبي يقضى 13 عام بعناية المستشفي على جهاز التنفس الصناعي

د. مصطفى عبدالله : أصحاب المباديء

Friday, 12 December, 2008: ROME (AP) - Italy's largest natural gas and oil company said Thursday that it welcomed any Libyan investment in the company. Premier Silvio Berlusconi said over the weekend that the Libyan Energy Fund had expressed an interest in buying into Eni SpA as long as Italian authorities approved. Details of the proposed stake have not been released. Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni said on the sidelines of an appearance in Parliament that it would be "a positive thing" if an oil-producing country like Libya were a shareholder in Eni, which has been active in Libya since 1959. Earlier this year, Eni signed new gas and oil contracts with Libya that secured Eni's place in the north African country until 2047. [AP] More
Friday, 12 December, 2008: A Libyan investment group that manages sovereign wealth from the country is set to complete Libya’s first UK commercial property transaction since the suspension of economic sanctions at the end of the 1990s. Libya’s gradual emergence from years of sanctions has seen its sovereign wealth investment groups look at stakebuilding in companies across a range of industries, as well as targeting the UK real estate market for the first time in decades. Part of the Libyan Investment Authority has agreed to buy a large office building in the City of London for about £120m ($180m) from German fund manager IVG. The 172,000 sq ft former Lloyds’ City headquarters at 14 Cornhill will be sold for a yield of about 6 per cent. [FT] More
Friday, 12 December, 2008: Victims of Libyan sponsored IRA attacks were given a ‘glimmer of hope’ by Gordon Brown when they took their compensation battle to Westminster. The Prime Minister told campaigners he would ensure the Government did everything it could to support the claim against Colonel Gaddafi, who supplied Semtex, arms and training to terrorists during the 1970s and 1980s. The Government had maintained it would no longer pursue Libya to pay compensation to survivors, despite American terror victims winning their campaign earlier this year. In a direct plea to Mr Brown, victims, including Michelle Williamson whose mother and father George and Gillian were among nine civilians who died in the Shankill bombing in 1993, explained the devastation of the Libyan supported bombing campaigns. Michelle said: “I though we wouldn’t get anywhere but he has given me a glimmer of hope. “This is not about money, it’s about justice.” [Belfast Telegraph] More
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جمعية التكافل ـ لندن : لقطات من حفلة العيد

Projo : Amnesty letter writers...     Providence does its part

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : لقطات من حفلة العيد

الصيّاد : الحاج حمزة ظافر المدني

فتحي العريبي : اختلاف وجهات النظر لا يفسد للود قضية

السيدة ستار : حج .. ؤسلامة

المسحان : في ذكرى اختطافه.. أين منصور؟

Thursday, 11 December, 2008: Talks have taken place over the possible sale of the Luxembourg arm of troubled Icelandic bank Kaupthing to a Libyan sovereign fund, a Luxembourg minister confirmed on Wednesday. Budget and Treasury Minister Luc Frieden, answering a question in parliament, said there had been discussions with several possible buyers. "Also in the last days with the sovereign wealth fund mentioned in the parliamentary question," Frieden told parliament he said of a question that referred to the Libya's state Libyan Investment Authority.He added that discussions with prospective buyers had to be concluded by year-end.[Reuters] More
Thursday, 11 December, 2008: Treasury has abandoned an earlier plan to let its partners in the Mombasa-based petroleum refinery sell their stake to an Indian company and is instead gunning for a 100 per cent ownership of the firm. The decision comes after nearly one year of negotiations aimed at persuading the Indian buyers to share their new stake with government-backed Libyan investors. It also marks the beginning of a process that may see Oil Libya Holdings Limited as the sole partner with the government at the 43 year old refinery that has been valued at between $40 mln and $60 mln (Sh3.6 bln and Sh4.3 bln). [BDAfrica] More
Thursday, 11 December, 2008: BRUSSELS - Serious concern about Libya which continues its disrespect for basic rights, while Iran keeps violating human rights and while the situation in Russia is deteriorating: this emerges from the latest EU report on human rights presented today. No progress has been made since last year's report in Libya, where, the report drawn up by the Commission and the Council states, concerns about "respect for political rights (no parties are allowed)" remain high, as well as for "the judiciary system which is not independent and for torture and the death penalty which are a regular occurrence". [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 11 December, 2008: [MENL] - Libya has relayed its willingness to launch joint navalpatrols with Italy. Officials said the regime of Col. Moammar Khaddafy has agreed inprinciple to begin naval patrols with Italy in an effort to block illegalmigration to Europe. They said the patrols could begin in 2009. "All the arrangements have been concluded," an official said. "Now, thequestion is that of a date to begin." [MENL] More
د. فتحي الفاضلي : من ضحايا الإرهاب.. الاستاذ منصور الكيخيا

التحالف الوطنى الليبي : فى الذكرى الخامسة عشر لإختطاف أمين عام التحالف

ليبيا الغد : في ذكرى الاختفاء القسري

سليم الرقعي : الإقتراع السري أم مسيرات المبايعة والتأييد!؟

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (3)

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : كانوا أحباب قبل خراب خيبر

Wednesday, 10 December, 2008: (Reuters) - Libya should face no political obstacles to its purchase of an interest in Italian oil major Eni SpA (ENI.MI: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), though buying a stake of 10 percent or more would be cause for concern, Italy's foreign minister said on Tuesday. "I don't see any political problems," Franco Frattini told reporters when asked about Libya's interest in Eni. "Above all, the step taken by the Libyans of giving ... notice demonstrates their intention of not seeking control of the company, but a financial investment," he said. But Frattini later told Italian television that Italy "would start to worry" if Libya's ownership in Eni touched 10 percent, saying a stake of about 8 percent would be "suitable." [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 10 December, 2008: (Reuters) - Washington's first ambassador to Libya in 36 years takes up his post this month, but neither side seems ready for true friendship. The U.S. is loath to fully embrace a country it accuses of severe human rights abuses and whose leader Muammar Gaddafi strove for decades to thwart U.S. interests. Gaddafi has made it clear relations with Libya's former foe will be business-like at best. Since U.S. sanctions were lifted four years ago, Tripoli has favoured mostly European and Asian firms for multi-billion-dollar nuclear, rail and road deals. "The Americans would like to attach conditions to what they want to do in Libya and keep talking of human rights, democracy and the rule of law," said Libyan political analyst and university professor Mustafa Fetouri. "We consider this to be interference in our internal domestic affairs." [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 10 December, 2008: Ghana is one of seven countries in Africa and the Gulf to benefit from a Russia-Libya joint venture project to build power plants, Russia’s state-owned Technopromexport has announced in Moscow. The Russian power plant builder and Libya’s African Investment Portfolio have teamed up to form Laptechno-Power, which will build and operate power facilities in Ghana, Libya, Uganda, Algeria, Egypt, Yemen and Namibia, Technopromexport said in a statement. Construction of the facilities will be financed by Libya African Investment Portfolio, which will manage US$6.73 billion for the projects. [Graphic Ghana] More
Wednesday, 10 December, 2008: Little has been made public about the background of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing. Born in Tripoli on April 1,1952, Abdelbaset al Megrahi is thought to have learned to speak English in America, where he studied in the 1970s. A former director of Libya's Centre for Strategic Studies, he also used to be the chief of airline security for Libyan Arab Airlines. He is thought to have visited the UK on a number of occasions - the first trip was to Cardiff in 1971, when he stayed for nine months as a student. He visited London when he worked for the Libyan airline, staying in a hotel in Hounslow. When Megrahi was paraded before the world's media in 1992 to disprove numerous reports that he and his co-accused had been executed by the Libyan authorities, journalists described him as surprisingly quietly spoken and "gentle".[The Herald] More
Wednesday, 10 December, 2008: (ANSAmed) - Milan, Dec. 9 - While Libya tries to enter into Enìs capital, trade relations with Italy continue to grow, with import-exports in the first eight months of the year exceeding 14 billion euro and confirming the North African country as Italy's top trading partner in the Mediterranean. The figures emerge from a study by the Milan Chamber of Commerce into the latest Istat figures for import-export between Italy and 13 Mediterranean basin countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Malta, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan). In January-August imports from Libya grew by 40% compared with the first eight months of 2007, exceeding 12.4 billion euro. This represents 45.9% of imports from the med area and puts the country in first place among Italy's suppliers in the region. [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 10 December, 2008: First, if you're on the verge of traveling to Libya, congratulations. Despite its North African perch overlooking the Mediterranean, this country is still far off the beaten track - with a government that goes out of its way to make it difficult for foreign tourists to visit. In the fall of 2007, for example, the government suddenly imposed a new visa restriction, which forced a cruise ship full of tourists to abort its shore leave shortly before it was due to pull up to the dock in Tripoli. It's a shame, because Libya is an incredible place to explore. After arriving in Tripoli and taking in the sights - wander the alleys of the Ottoman-era old city, drink an espresso at a corner cafe and marvel at the Mussolini-era architecture left by the Italian occupation - move as quickly as possible to one of the best-preserved and least-visited Roman cities in the world. [NPR] More
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الصيّاد : الإفراج عن عشرة سجناء بينهم أثنين من طبرق

الشرق الأوسط : القذافي يستعد لزيارة إيطاليا وبريطانيا

موقع ليبي جديد : المكتبة الليبية

Tuesday, 9 December, 2008: The Leader of the Revolution today, Saturday, received the Secretary-General of French Presidency, Claude Gayan, who is currently visiting Great Jamahiriya. During the meeting, Gayan conveyed the Leader a letter from President Nicolas Sarkozy relating to the situations of the Mediterranean region and the African Union, and the bilateral relations between both countries. In his letter, President Sarkozy renewed his country's interest to boost cooperation relations with Great Jamahiriya in all areas. [ISRIA] More
Tuesday, 9 December, 2008: President Victor Yushchenko regards Libya as a prospective partner for Ukraine, the presidential press service informed. "I want for one more time assure that Ukraine treats Libya as an important and prospective partner," the press service conveys the text of Yushchenko's congratulation addressed to Libya's leader Muammar al-Gaddafi on occasion of the Muslim holiday Kurban Bayram. [Kyiv Post] More
Tuesday, 9 December, 2008: Georgia, Tbilisi, 8 Dec/ Trend News , corr. N.Kirtskhalia / Two citizens of Georgia were missing from the Sundus ship, which belongs to the AFA Shipping Ltd company, sunk in the Libyan city of Tripoli as a result of the storm. There were three citizens of Georgia on the board- Gocha Mjavanadze, Ruslan Khozrevanidze and Pridon Takidze, the Georgian Foreign Ministry reported to journalists. The company succeeded to establish Mjavanadze’s location, which now is found in one of the hotels of Tripoli. [Trend] More
Tuesday, 9 December, 2008: Sana'a: The Yemeni government has advised the British government not to accept "traitors and spies on its land" after Yemen's ambassador to Libya reportedly sought political asylum in London this week. The Yemeni ambassador to Libya, Hussain Ali Hassan, will be the second ambassador to seek political asylum since 2005 when Yemen's ambassador to Damascus, Ahmad Al Hassani, sought political asylum and joined a growing Yemeni opposition group in London. The two ambassadors are from southern Yemen which has been witnessing reform-seeking protests since early 2007. [Gulf-News] More
كل عام وأنتم بخير   تهاني عيد الأضحى المبارك

رفيق : خدعوك فقالوا!    الساطور : بدون تعليق!

د. اسعد : حقائق من مركز طرابلس الطبي (2)

نصر سعيد عـقوب : فلنبتسم اليوم عـيد

د. فتحي العكاري : رسالة الجيل القديم

الرابطة الليبية : احتفال دول العالم، باستثناء ليبيا بالذكرى 60 لإقرار الإعلان...

فـرج بوالعَـشّة : ما الذي ينتظر ليبيا والليبيون؟!!

Ghoma: To Ride The ‘Train’ Involves Knowing First Where To!

نادي الباروني : النادي يشارك في بطولة الجالية العمانية

فتحي العريبي : لقطة ورد غطاها : (3) يوم ديك.. ولا مئة يوم.. كلب

Monday, 8 December, 2008: ..... There are 15 countries in this year’s Reporters Without Borders list of “Internet Enemies”..... There is also a supplementary list of 11 “countries under watch.” They are Bahrain, Eritrea, Gambia, Jordan, Libya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Unlike the “enemies,” these countries do not imprison bloggers or censor the Internet massively. But they are sorely tempted and abuses are common. Many of them have laws that they could use to gag the Internet if they wanted. And the judicial or political authorities often use anti-terrorism laws to identify and monitor government opponents and activists expressing themselves online. [UNESCO-Blog] More
Monday, 8 December, 2008: In a region rife with authoritarian leaders, Libya's Colonel Muammar Qaddafi has managed to outlast them all. But the 66-year-old "Brother Leader" has now been in power for close to 40 years and questions of succession are coming to the fore. It's likely that a member of Qaddafi's immediate family will assume a leadership position, but what this will entail is unclear, as Qaddafi -- at least in theory -- is merely the "guide of the revolution". Qaddafi himself has not yet articulated his plans, not does it appear that he has made up his mind. Speculation so far has focused on two of his sons -- Saif al-Islam and Moatessem Billah. Libya watchers note that much that occurs during transition will depend on timing as neither son has established a solid enough base in the various informal networks that make up the Libyan polity to emerge as unquestioned leader. Saif al-Islam is the most visible of the colonel's sons. [Washington Institute] More
رمضان جربوع : عالم فالت؟... هيا بنا "نقرصن"!

د. فتحي الفاضلي : مذبحتا "تدمر" و"ابوسليم.."

ادرار نفوسة : بوش يستعدي الليبيين على أمريكا..

جمعية العمل الثقافي والاجتماعي الليبي : اعلان عن صلاة العيد

المحمودي : لماذا نحتفل بعيد الأضحى؟!

ابراهيم بن عمران : قصتي مع عمر المختار

الإجدابي : قصيدة صوتية : البشارة ..

Sunday, 7 December, 2008: Statement by U.S. Ambassador Wolff on Libyan Vessel's Activities : Thank you, Mr. President. We are confronted today by a most unusual situation. The Council has been asked to meet by a Council member to react to a situation of its own making. Libya, a country that does not have relations with Israel, which can't even acknowledge its existence in the letter it sent to the Council that brought the issue under consideration to our attention, and which has an openly hostile attitude toward Israel took the remarkable step of attempting to send one of its vessels through waters patrolled by Israel off Gaza in an attempt to land at a port which is not open to international maritime trade. Given the current heightened int'l sensitivity to unpredictable and uncoordinated maritime activity, what country around this table would not have reacted as the Israeli Navy did in this case? The way Libya went about this was dangerous and irresponsible. [News Blaze] More
Sunday, 7 December, 2008: The Italian government said Saturday that Libya informed it of the interest to buy a stake in the country's biggest oil company Eni SpA, after relations with the North African country improved recently. In a joint statement with the Libyan Energy Fund, the North African country told Italy it conditioned the unspecified stake purchase on the Rome government not opposing it. "The Italian government has acknowledge the interest and the economic scope of the proposed investment...and in the declared absence of any intention to interfere in the management of the company," said the statement. It didn't say when the equity stake purchase is planned. Eni is controlled by the Italian government, which holds a 30.2% stake. [WSJ] More
Sunday, 7 December, 2008: Tripoli, Libya - The Tripoli-based Al-Ahli football team took the lead in Libya's first division league championship, thanks to its 2-0 victory Thursday over Al-Nasr. The ranking is as follows: 1. Al-Ahli Tripoli 17pts 2. Al-Ahli Benghazi 16pts 3. Khalij Syrte 14pts 4. Al-Attihad 14pts 5. Al-Akhdhar 13pts 6. Al-Nasr 10pts 7. Wifak Sabratha 10pts 8. Olympique 10pts 9. Al-Swihli 10pts 10 Al-Chat 9pts 11 Al-Madina 8pts 12 Al-Toursana 8pts 13 Al-Hilal 7pts 14 Sûreté Publique 4pts 15 Al-Jazira 3pts 16 Al-Wihda 1pt. [PANA] More
Sunday, 7 December, 2008: (ANSAmed) - ROME, DECEMBER 4 - Cooperation is lacking on Libya's part. If illegal immigration into Italy continues to increase it is because, unlike what the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities are doing to stop departures to the Canaries "here cooperation with third party countries is lacking" said vice director of the European agency for the Frontex borders, Gil Arias, during a meeting in Rome on immigration. "While irregular immigration to the Canaries by sea fell by 65% in 2007 and by a further 10% in 2008, it has increased in Italy from January to September by 107%". According to figures from the agency Span, Greece and Italy hold the record for illegal immigration into Europe (75%): in 2007 irregular immigrants to Europe numbered 163,000, by September 2008 there were already 130,000 however. [ANSAmed] More
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الشرق الأوسط : نجل القذافي يتجه للتراجع عن انسحابه السياسي

أويا : اللجنة الشعبية العامة ترفع أسعار الوقود    الأجدابي : مقابلة مع سيف الإسلام

ناجي الفيتوري : دق حنك

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : إبن صاحب السجن!

جمعية التكافل : دعوة لحضور حفلة عيد الأضحى المبارك

محمد قدري الخوجة : ما الذي بقيّ لـ"الجبهة" المنظمة الإرهابيّة؟!

د. مصطفى عبدالله : الحكم والمعارضه وجهان لعملة واحده إسمها الديموقراطيه

فتحي العريبي : خروف العيد.. سومه صقع.. ما تقدر عليه

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر ( الجزء 3 ـ الحلقة 4 )

المحمودي : اللؤلؤة المكنونة تهدم بحجابها الباطل وحصونه

Saturday, 6 December, 2008: ROME, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Libya has shown no concrete interest in investing in Telecom Italia but, like the United Arab Emirates, is looking at Italy's transport, tourism and infrastructure sectors, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said. Asked about possible Libyan interest in Telecom Italia, Frattini told Reuters: "For now, we've had explorations, contacts which have not translated into a concrete interest." "There is an interest in the infrastructure, tourism and transport sectors -- Libya is interested, but there is also (interest) by funds like the one from the Emirates," he said in an interview. [The Guardian] More
Saturday, 6 December, 2008: Manila: Libya has agreed to extend the stay of the International Monitoring Team contingents that oversee the situation in southern Philippines. At the same time, Japan's ambassador to the Philippines, Makoto Katsura, called on Manila to revive peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Libya's charges d' affaires to the Philippines, Sadek AS Osman, said his government, through its leader Muammar Gaddafi, has always been supportive to finding peaceful resolution to the Mindanao conflict. "We just received today [Wed.] a message from Tripoli that our government has agreed to the request of the government of the Philippines to extend for three months the tour of duty of our monitoring team..." [Gulf News] More
Saturday, 6 December, 2008: Bethlehem - Ma'an - The Libyan ship blocked from docking at Gaza's port this week will try again after picking up new passengers from Greece, where the boat docked in Crete overnight, according to a statement sent to Ma'an. group called the Palestinian Brotherhood Association said that the Libyan ship landed in the port of Crete to pick up more foreign solidarity activists and travel back to the Gaza Strip, this time hoping to actually make landfall. "The ship came docked at the Greek port to pick up a group of foreigners and take them to the port of Gaza,as soon as possible,to challenge the blockade.."[IndyMedia]More
تعازي إلى آل حفاظ    تعازي إلى آل حمادي

فرانس 24 : الزعماء الأفارقة والفساد

د. فتحي العكاري : باقة الحمائم وصناعة الأمل

مقالات الأستاذ حكيم

فـرج بوالعَـشّة : المثقف العصري بحسبانه شكاكا!!

نداء صبري عياد : دمعة وطن..

Friday, 5 December, 2008: (Xinhua) - The Cairo-based Arab League (AL) is fully supporting Libya's call for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss Israel's siege on the Palestinian territory of Gaza Strip, the pan-Arab body said on Thursday. In a statement issued Thursday, the AL called on the UN to take necessary measures to end the Israeli siege on Gaza in order to send urgent humanitarian supplies into the Palestinian enclave. After a Libyan aid boat was prevented a few days ago by Israel from continuing voyage to Gaza, Libya sent a request to call for holding a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the issue. [Xinhuanet] More
Friday, 5 December, 2008: (AFP) - The US State Department has asked some 170 ambassadors to tender their resignations in a routine move before Barack Obama is inaugurated as president, an official said Thursday. Many career ambassadors, including Gene Cretz who was confirmed last month as the first US ambassador to Libya in 36 years, will probably be asked to stay in their posts, an official told reporters on condition of anonymity. "The message was something that is normally sent out (after every election every four years) by the State Department at the request of the White House," the State Department official said. [AFP] More
Friday, 5 December, 2008: Zwara Oil Refining Company (Zorco), has appointed HSBC as financial advisor for a 200,000 barrel per day crude oil refinery to be located in north-western Libya. Zprco is the project company of Tamoil Africa Holding, a company ultimately owned by the Libya Africa Investment Portfolio and the Libyan Government. Zprco will build, own and operate the refinery in the Zwara region in northwest Libya. The project represents the first investment for Tamoil in Libya, and is among the largest projects in the country. It is also the first major government-sponsored project to seek commercial finance. [CPI] More
Friday, 5 December, 2008: EDINBURGH (AFP) — The wife and children of the man jailed over the Lockerbie bombing marched on the Scottish parliament Thursday in a protest weeks after a court rejected his bid to be freed on bail because he has cancer. Aisha Al-Megrahi and her family joined in the four-hour demonstration in Edinburgh. Her husband Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi, 56, is in a British prison for downing a US transatlantic airliner over the Scottish village of Lockerbie in December 1988, killing 270 people. The Libyan former intelligence officer is serving life with a minimum term of 27 years for blowing up Pan Am flight 103 from London to New York. He now has advanced prostate cancer, but a Scottish court rejected his appeal last month to be freed on bail because of his health. Lawyer Tony Kelly read out a statement on behalf of the bomber's wife. [AFP] More
موقع ليبي جديد : مدوّنة "العشة"   مدوّنات ليبية أخرى

جمعية المرأة الليبية ـ جمعية الجالية الليبية : دعوة لحضور حفلة العيد

رفيق : أخلاق الجاهلية.. وأخلاق سالم بن عـمّار!!

سليم الرقعي : لحظة.. يا أخ عاشور!؟

عاشور الورفلي : قلتها وسنفعلها

Thursday, 4 December, 2008: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency session on Wednesday night to discuss Israel's refusal to allow a Libyan vessel carrying humanitarian supplies to dock on Gaza's shore. The session was convened at Libya's request on the grounds that preventing the ship from reaching the Strip constituted an affront to peace on Israel's part. The incident occurred on Monday, when a Libyan cargo ship approached Israel's territorial waters on its way to Gaza. Palestinian and Libyan officials claimed it was transporting 3,000 tons of food and humanitarian equipment intended for residents of the besieged Strip. [YNet] More
Thursday, 4 December, 2008: UNITED NATIONS, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Libya accused Israel of piracy at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday for preventing a Libyan ship from delivering humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip. The Libyan boat, Al-Marwa, turned back in the face of an Israeli naval blockade on Monday. Libyan and Palestinian officials said it was carrying 3,000 tonnes of food, medicine and other aid to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Libyan U.N. Ambassador Giadallah Ettalhi told the 15-nation council that the Israeli action was "an act of piracy" as defined by the U.N. convention on law of the sea. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 4 December, 2008: PEORIA — Relations between the United States and Libya have been inching toward normalcy for the last five years, but events in the past few weeks have moved them to a point of prominence in this nation's foreign affairs. It's an unusual spot for a country that's been viewed for many years as a rogue state that harbored and supported terrorists. Libya recently paid $1.5 billion into a fund for families of American victims in the Pan-Am Flight 103 bombing and other terrorist attacks in the 1980s. President Bush spoke on the phone with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The U.S. approved sending its first ambassador to the country in 36 years. And finally, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Gadhafi's son. [PJStar] More
Thursday, 4 December, 2008: The southern part of Libya is one of the world's most arid places. Gently waving sand dunes, gravel plains without end and mysterious lakes mark the surface of the Sahara. But a gigantic development championed by President Moammar Gadhafi is threatening this natural wonder. The "mother of all water" lies in the middle of a boundless wasteland. The golden light of dusk dips the dark-blue Umm al Maa in surreal charm, and a light wind plays among the dark-green reeds along the bank. Reddish-brown dates sparkle on the palm trees, but deceptively gentle and hostile sand dunes surround the promise of fertility. People say that you cannot comprehend this wonder unless you have seen it with your own eyes. [Spiegel] More
Thursday, 4 December, 2008: Malta has drawn the attention of the Libyan authorities to the lack of reciprocity on the efficiency of issuing visas for Maltese to visit Libya, Foreign Minister Tonio Borg said. Replying to a parliamentary question by Opposition leader Joseph Muscat, the minister said that the point was raised during the latest meeting of the Maltese-Libyan Joint Commission. Multiple-entry visas and visas were taking a long time to be issued especially for trade purposes, in both normal and emergency situations, the minister said. Dr Borg drew comparisons between Libya’s record and Malta’s efficiency in the issuing of visas for Libyans to visit Malta. [Times of Malta] More
Thursday, 4 December, 2008: The chairman of Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC), Shokri Ghanem, believes that a merger between NOC and an international oil company could take place within the next five to ten years. From production of just 1.3 million barrels-per-day (bpd) in 2003, Libya has succeeded in increasing crude output to a little over 1.8 million bpd currently and hopes to reach a target of three million bpd by 2013 and more subsequently, though observers believe this level is unlikely to be met without deeper foreign involvement. While Libya has begun a wider-ranging, though often slow-moving, reform of its moribund economy, lengthy delays still deter many firms from doing business there. [AME] More
تعازي إلى آل الثلثي

رجب الشلطامي : هل الدولار خط أحمر؟

د. يونس فنوش : أسماؤنا تحت رحمة الخطاطين

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : قلبت المواجع ليش يا قذافى

طارق القزيري : حرّام مكة

Wednesday, 3 December, 2008: Tripoli — Over 200 religious leaders from around Africa are meeting here for a 4-day conference on the religion in confronting violence and advancing security in the continent. The conference is taking place during the 2nd general assembly of the African Council of Religious Leaders-Religions for Peace (ACRL). Former African heads of state, including Sierra Leone's Ahmed Teejan Kabbah, Nigeria's Olusegun Obasanjo and Mozambique's Joachim Chissano, were expected at the opening of the event on Tuesday. The assembly, the ACRL said in a statement, is an opportunity for religious leaders representing all historic faith traditions to share the experiences of their religious communities transforming conflict... [CISA] More
Wednesday, 3 December, 2008: LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 -- Libya will supply 17.37% of Africa's regional oil supply by 2012, while accounting for about 7.45% of African oil demand, according to a recent BMI analyst report. BMI said African regional oil production, which reached 7.84 million b/d in 2001 and averaged 10.13 million b/d in 2007, is set to rise to 12.66 million b/d by 2012. It said regional oil use, which stood at 2.98 million b/d in 2001 and rose to 3.58 million b/d in 2007, should average 3.66 million b/d in 2008 before increasing to around 4.05 million b/d by 2012. In terms of natural gas, the region in 2007 consumed 100 billion cu m (bcm), with demand of 171 bcm targeted for 2012, representing growth of 71.1%. [OGJ] More
Wednesday, 3 December, 2008: The past year has seen a rehabilitation of Libya in the eyes of the int'l community, capped by a September meeting between US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, and fuelled by billions of dollars in compensation to American victims of Gaddafi-sponsored acts of terrorism. By granting compensation to the victims, and accepting responsibility for the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the 1986 bombing of a West Berlin nightclub, Libya has mostly succeeded in its efforts toward establishing friendly bilateral relations with the US and a greater reintegration into the international community. The Libyan rapprochement with the West comes after Gaddafi's 2003 decision to scrap the country's embryonic chemical and nuclear weapons... [Gulf News] More
Wednesday, 3 December, 2008: MUSCAT - An ‘Omani Cultural Week’ is under way in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. The event consists of a series of exhibitions displaying manuscripts and historical documents, archaeological findings, books, garments, silverworks, fine arts, replicas of a number of ancient monuments and handicrafts, as well as poetry sessions and musical performances. It was opened on Sunday at the Omar Al Mukhtar auditorium by Shaikh Saud bin Sulaiman Al Nabhani, State Advisor, in the presence of Noori Dhu Al Humaidi, Secretary of the Peoples’ General Committee for Culture and Media in Libya. Also present was Shaikh Hamad bin Hilal Al Ma’amari, Under Secretary at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture for Cultural Affairs. Shaikh Saud, in a speech, underlined the deeply-rooted ties between the Sultanate and Libya. [Khaleej Times] More
Wednesday, 3 December, 2008: Occidental Petroleum Won Oil Deal with Libya. The new contract provides for a $1 billion signature bonus payable over three years, as Occidental eyes participation for the next three decades in fields containing "substantial" proven reserves covering 2.5 billion barrels of "high quality" oil reserves. "This new project establishes Libya as a core country for Occidental's production and we believe it will open the door for us to add additional growth projects in a country with large oil and gas reserves," said Occidental CEO Ray R. Irani. Under the new terms, Occidental will get a lower share of 10% to 12% of production - less than the traditional share of about 20% -- but profitability per barrel has improved with the onset of record high oil prices, Brian Hicks, co-manager of the Global Resources Fund, said. [NeftaGaz] More
Wednesday, 3 December, 2008: The Moroccan national team beat, here Saturday, its Libyan counterpart 3-1 in the first leg match part of the final round qualifiers for African nations championship for locally based players (CHAN-2009). Two Moroccan goals were scored by Mustapha Allaoui at the 11th and 63rd minutes, while Mohamed Madihi scored the third goal at the 85th min. The Libyan goal was netted at the 21st min. by Oussama Saad El Fizani. The return match will be played on Dec. 12 in Tripoli. The winner will qualify to the finals of the first CHAN- 2009 tournament slated for Feb. 22 through March 8, 2009 in Cote d'Ivoire. [Maroc Football] More
الشوكة : نكت ليبية ... فسّري

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : يحفظون ويبصمون ولا يعلمون!

د. مصطفى عبدالله : الترويج لبضاعة فاسدة

فتحي العريبي : لقطة ورد غطاها : (2) القطط في صراعها المستميت علي الكراسي

Tuesday, 2 December, 2008: (AP) Hamas officials, a crowd of porters, a fleet of flatbed trucks and a flag-waving scout troupe assembled at Gaza City's port Monday to welcome a unique arrival: a Libyan freighter flouting an Israeli blockade to bring 3,000 tons of aid to this impoverished seaside strip. But the ship never arrived. It was turned back by the Israeli navy, ending the first high-profile attempt to break the blockade of Gaza. Analysts said the incident showed that Arab and Muslim nations, while eager to end Gaza's isolation, won't risk military confrontation with Israel over it. Israel views control of access to Gaza as a vital security interest, concerned that shipments could include weapons, not just food and medicine. [AP] More
صلاح الدين الغزال : لَيْلُ السُّهَاد

د. اسعد : حقائق من مركز طرابلس الطبي    الدامغ : بحر ع. عثمان لا تكدره الدلاء يا هربس

طلبة ليبيون بأمريكا : سيف الاسلام يُكلـّف اثنين من أقاربه باتحاد الطلبة بامريكا؟؟

نادي الباروني : برعاية النادي ، نجوم ليبيا بملعب ويمبلي

سالم بن عمار : هل تحولت الجامعات الليبية إلى مخادع للغرام؟

اجدابيا نت : القابسي يستنطق أم بسيسي   قورينا : الحاجة إلى دستور   فيلادلفيا : مكافأة نهاية الخدمة

Monday, 1 December, 2008: Israel will likely stop a Libyan boat that on Monday is scheduled to try and sail into the Gaza Strip port, defense officials said on Sunday. Independent Palestinian lawmaker Jamal Khoudari said the ship was carrying food, medicine, blankets and powdered milk, and after docking in Egypt, was set to sail from a Libyan Port to Gaza on Monday. "This ship is coming to Gaza to help the Palestinian people who are under siege," Khoudari told The Jerusalem Post by phone from Gaza. "This ship is safe and will help us since it is carrying food and medicine. There is no reason to stop it." Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud Barak met Thursday night to discuss the ship and according to officials, decided not to allow it to arrive in Gaza. The Israeli Navy has been put on high alert and ships have been given orders to stop the boat as it enters Israeli waters. [Jerusalem Post] More
Monday, 1 December, 2008: MORE than 650 illegal migrants have been rescued off the Italian Mediterranean island of Lampedusa in treacherous conditions at sea, the local coastguard said. One boat with more than 300 people, including women and children, was helped into port on Friday morning after the passengers sent out a mayday message through a satellite telephone. Tunisians, Moroccans, Egyptians and Nigerians onboard said they left a Libyan port on Wednesday. They said four people had drowned. [SMH] More
Monday, 1 December, 2008: The rising phenomenon of "non-monarchical family succession" in the Arab world, affecting countries like Syria, Libya and Egypt where official ideology would be expected to preclude such a possibility, continues to baffle analysts. But what can you really do if you are an Arab dictator who rose to power through a coup d'etat organized by a group of army officers who didn't just belong to the same ideological movement but also, for the most part, to the same social class, and more importantly the same geographical location in the country, perhaps even the same religious sect and/or tribe or clan? [Jerusalem Post] More
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