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مصطفى علي : لقطات من "ندوة ذكرى مجزرة ابو سليم"

الحياة : ‮"غليان" في بنغازي بعد تفكيك أجهزة الأمن خلايا مرتبطة بـ"القاعدة"

لجنة العمل الوطني : بيان بمناسبة الذكرى الثانية عشر لمذبحة بوسليمِ

م. طبرق : فيديو ـ سقوط طائرة ميغ فوق كمبوت، 14 يونيو 2006

بوزيد لهلالي : نموت نموت ويحيا الوطن

لجنة العمل الوطني : لقطات من "ندوة ذكرى مجزرة ابو سليم"

التضامن لحقوق الإنسان : ‮كتاب مذبحة " ابوسليم"     سليم الرقعي : حول مجزرة بوسليم

فيلادلفيا : ‮جريمة قتل في درنة     بلد الطيوب : ساقط قيد     الإجدابي : الطبّاخة

عمر الكدي : شكرا بيل غيتس وجه أمريكا المشرق

سالم بن عمار : ليبىٌ مُبدع.. الأستاذ كامل الشريك

Monday, 30 June, 2008: Over the past four days, the country has been thrown into yet another high-voltage debate involving the sale of Grand Regency - one of Nairobi’s five star hotels - to a Libyan sovereign fund. Controversy has stalked this sale mainly because of the manner in which it was done and the ultimate price that the buyers are said to have paid. What has surprised many followers of this latest reality show that is playing on our television screens is the absence of one key character - the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC). Having been at the centre of this political drama when it started a few months ago - complete with a photo shoot at the entrance of the hotel - this latest silence by KACC director A Ringera is unfortunate. [BDAfrica] More
Monday, 30 June, 2008: As the controversial sale of the Grand Regency Hotel rages, it has emerged that the strategic Kenya Pipeline Refineries Limited is on the verge of being sold to Libyan company, Tamoil. This follows a deal reached when a delegation led by President Kibaki visited Libya last year. And Safina party leader Paul Muite Sunday opposed the sale, saying that the Libyan investors wanted to buy the crucial public asset at a throw-away price. Mr Muite said that an Indian firm, which had won a tender to buy 50 per cent of shares being off-loaded by private firms, had been rejected in favour of the Libyan investors. “The Indians had offered USD 10 million to buy the Shell, Chevron and BP shares. They were further to give USD 15 million for the upgrading of the refinery. However ... somebody intervened and said the shares should be sold to Libyans. [Daily Nation] More
Monday, 30 June, 2008: The fifth edition of the Int'l Building and Construction Exhibition, Libya Build 2008, was inaugurated in Tripoli last month. Separately to Libya Build, the Libyan Contracting Union Council also organised the First Int'l Electric and Mechanical Engineering Exhibition, EMEX 2008. Over 300 companies of different nationalities took part in the two exhibitions, including six companies from Malta. The participation of the Maltese companies at the two exhibitions was coordinated by Malta Enterprise (ME) with the assistance of the ME Libya Office. These companies included Advent Ltd, Andica, Capital Trading, Hal Mann ... [Independent Online] More
Monday, 30 June, 2008: Sudanese President Omar Bashir Saturday informed a Libyan Presidential envoy that what Sudanese newspapers' reported about Libya's support of rebels' attack against Omdorman was not the position of the Khartoum government. Bashir's advisor Mustafa Ismail told the press that the President affirmed Khartoum's keenness to coordinate and cooperate with Tripoli. Sudan considers the relations with Libya as strategic and is keen on further developing them, said Ismail. Ismail said the meeting between Bashir and the Libyan leader's envoy touched upon the attack of the Justice and Equality Movement's rebels against Omdorman. The Libyan envoy, Bashir Saleh, said the meeting with Bashir was "excellent. [KUNA] More
فتحي بن خليفة : الإختفاء القسري

د. علي الصلابي : السيرة النبوية (44)

The Family Run-State...!   (Part II)    By : Ghoma

ابراهيم صهّد : ذكريات مع جاب الله مطر (7)

د. مصطفى عبدالله : قطر "الصغرى" تقدم المشوره للجماهيريه "العظمى"

علي زيو : العقيد... إلى أين؟

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : ( فلسفة : هل يحكم الله؟ )

Sunday, 29 June, 2008: Kenya - The Grand Regency Hotel was sold for Sh4 billion 14 years ago, a Cabinet minister on Saturday told the Sunday Nation. The lawyer, Mr Mutula Kilonzo, acted for the owners -- the family of Mohamed Aslam -- when the property was sold to Kamlesh Pattni. This would imply the property is worth more than the Sh2.9 billion that the Libyan Government paid for it in a secret deal. Finance Minister Amos Kimunya told the Sunday Nation that a valuation in February arrived at Sh2.1 billion. On April 23, Central Bank Governor Prof Njoroge Ndung’u issued a statement saying that the hotel was valued at Sh2.1 billion in 1997 and that the bank, which held it as security for a Sh2.5 billion debt owed to the Central Bank by Mr Pattni, had contracted independent valuers to determine the true value of the asset before disposing of it. Mr Kilonzo said the sale should be cancelled at all costs and that the sale was “superscale corruption”. [Nation] More
Sunday, 29 June, 2008: The dozen-or-so Libyan tuna boats moored in the French Mediterranean port of Sète are a bitter reminder to French fisherman Denis Biascamano of a wrecked career and an industry gone bad. The boats carry Libyan flags, but it's common knowledge that they are French—captains, crews and capital. With tuna hard to find, Libyan waters are compelling: tuna are more abundant, and what few police patrol the sea can be bribed, says Biascamano. After years of making a decent living, Biascamano recently quit the "dirty business" of fishing. "We lost a lot of money the last two years," he says. Mediterranean fishermen are hurting: stocks of bluefin tuna, by far the sea's most economically important fish, are dangerously low. Although many countries share the blame, the chief culprit, say fisheries experts, is France. [Newsweek] More
Sunday, 29 June, 2008: In an effort to foster a global perspective in students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Libya native and Fulbright foreign language teaching assistant Mohammed Hmuma will teach Arabic at UWSP during the 2008-09 academic year. "It's an opportunity to internationalize our curriculum ... (to) bring a piece of that culture here, learn about and better understand that culture," Provost Mark Nook said. In addition to teaching Arabic, Hmuma will take classes at UWSP. The university will waive all tuition and fees for his classes during the year. "Our department is delighted to welcome Mohammed this fall to our campus and community. (Hmuma's) background and language skills will surely engage our students, faculty and the greater campus community," said Richard Ruppel, chairman of the Department of Foreign Languages. [Wisinfo] More
Sunday, 29 June, 2008: Libyan Cup Round 4 , Libyan League week 21 Four games were played in this round : Al Ahli Tripoli - Al Wahda 82-51. Al Ittihad - Al Shabab 81-84. Naser - Al Morog 65-56. Ahli Benghazi - Al Hilal 60-44. Al Shabab - Al Ittihad game was so far the most exciting this season , after shabab lost their chances to win the league title, they are now trying to focus on the Cup competition and win it for the third consecutive year, the winner of this game will directly qualify to the first group final game while the loser will play another game against the winner from Al Ahli Tripoli - Al Jazeera to make the first group finals. The first quarter ended 25-20 for ittihad, the second quarter (40-38) and the third (65-59) ended also for Al Ittihad. [Basketball in Africa] More
الساطور : بدون تعليق     المسحان : معتقل بوسليم.. لن نغفر ولن ننسى

تعازي إلى آل بسيكري     تعازي إلى أسر ضحايا مذبحة سجن بوسليم

رمضان جربوع : شطيطح بن طيطح وابن الرومي والحنـّاء

سليمان الشجاع : في بلاد العرب

رويترز : الاعلام الليبي والتنظيمات الجامعية تبدأ مناقشة نظم الحكم

محمد عمر حسين : نحو فك الإشتباك بين التيار الإسلامي والدولة الليبية (4)

الصادق شكري : هدرزة في السياسة والتاريخ ( الجزء الثالث ـ 3 )

لجنة العمل الوطني : دعوة لحضور ندوة في ذكرى مجزرة ابو سليم

Saturday, 28 June, 2008: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi visited Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Friday smooth relations between the Mediterranean neighbours after a diplomatic spat last month. Berlusconi's relations with Tripoli saw a rocky start after his April re-election when he appointed a minister who, at the height of a 2006 row over Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, sported a T-shirt showing an offending cartoon. Libya tried to block the appointment of Roberto Calderoli and threatened to suspend cooperation on immigration. Tripoli was also reported to be preparing sanctions against Italy affecting its oil interests in the North African country. The two countries quickly patched up after Calderoli offered an apology. Berlusconi held talks with Gaddafi in his home town of Sirte, 500 km (300 miles) east of the capital. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 28 June, 2008: Analysts on Friday dismissed a threat by Libya to cut its oil production in response to legislation that would allow the US to sue Opec members for manipulating international oil prices. The Libyan threat caused oil prices to jump above $142 a barrel for the first time on Friday, serving as a stark reminder of the nervousness in the oil market due to the small amount of spare production capacity available to absorb any supply shock. Traders jumped on the threat, buying oil futures as the market’s cushion to absorb a supply disruption has fallen to one of its lowest levels in the last decade. Oil prices in New York on Friday surged to a fresh record high of $142.26 a barrel. The world’s spare capacity stands at about 1.5m barrels a day, almost all of it in the hands of Saudi Arabia. Libya last month pumped about 1.73m barrels a day. [FT] More
Saturday, 28 June, 2008: UN Security Council member Libya on Friday presented a document to the UN calling for "an immediate and complete end" to the building and expansion of West Bank settlements. The document was presented by Libya shortly after the Security Council held their monthly meeting on the Middle East and a hearing on the document will be held no earlier than the middle of next week. The document was authored by the Arab League and Saudi Arabia and harshly criticizes Israel for its settlement policy in the West Bank. The Arab League delayed the issuing of the document until Friday, out of a desire to wait until the end of June when the United States will be replaced as Security Council president by Vietnam [Haaretz] More
Saturday, 28 June, 2008: Kenya has sold a luxury hotel to a Libyan company to recover billions of shilling it lost to a tycoon in a corruption deal 15 years ago, the finance ministry announced Friday. The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) sold Nairobi's five-star Grand Regency Hotel for 2.9 billion shillings (44.9 million dollars, 29 million euros) after Kenyan tycoon Kamlesh Pattni relinquished its ownership to settle a graft case. "The hotel has been sold for 2.9 billion shillings, but it was valued at 2.1 billion shillings (32.5 million dollars)," Finance Minister Amos Kimunya told a press conference. Kimunya did not name the Libyan buyer but said the transaction was done this week. Pattni, who handed over the hotel in April, was accused of siphoning around a billion dollars from the CBK in the 1990s under a compensation scheme for export of non-existent gold and diamonds. [AFP] More
Saturday, 28 June, 2008: Gold Prices continued to jump higher in early London trade Friday, breaking new one-month highs above $926 per ounce as crude oil reached new all-time highs and Asian stock markets closed the week almost 3% down. The US Dollar fell to a three-week low vs. the Euro. But Gold still outpaced the European currency, hitting its best level since May 23rd at €588 per ounce. Versus even commodity-currencies such as the Australian Dollar, in fact, Gold added 4.5% from Wednesday's low as Friday's US opening drew near. Base metals meantime ticked higher, and corn prices reached their second all-time record in two days. Crude oil today neared $142 per barrel – more than double its price of June last year – after Libya confirmed that it's considering a cut in output to protest against US anti-terrorism laws. [Gold News] More
Saturday, 28 June, 2008: A look at nuclear weapons programs around the world: CONFIRMED NUCLEAR WEAPONS CAPABILITIES: U.S., Russia, China, France, Britain, Pakistan, India, N. Korea - UNDECLARED NUCLEAR WEAPONS CAPABILITIES: Israel - ALLEGED NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAMS: Iran, Syria - FORMER NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAMS: S. Africa, Iraq, Argentina, Brazil, S. Korea, Taiwan, Sweden, Switzerland, Libya, ex-Soviet countries Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine (inherited Soviet-era weapons) Some governments, such as Sweden's, undertook nuclear weapons research programs but did not begin to build weapons. S. Africa is the only country known to have built and then given up nuclear weapons. [AP] More
الساطور : كلـّه عشان خاطرك

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : الإفراج عن إبن شارون

قورينا : ‮هل تعودنا..؟     فيلادلفيا : الحال حوال     الإجدابي : جرّبت أن أموت..!؟

فرج بوالعَـشّة : تلاقح الحضارات بين المأمون وأرسطو..!

محمد مليطان : الشاعر الكبير "لطفي عبد اللطيف" في آخر حواراته

الشرق الأوسط : رسالة موجزة إلى العقيد معمر القذافي

Friday, 27 June, 2008: June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Libya, the holder of Africa's largest oil reserves, threatened to cut oil output in response to a U.S. law that allows terror victims to seize assets of foreign governments as compensation. Congress passed a law in January that would let families of American victims of Libyan-linked attacks confiscate Libyan assets and those of companies doing business with the North African nation. At least two lawsuits have already been filed in Washington. ``We hope that we reach a solution that at least respects the sovereignty of the different countries,'' and excludes ``this threat of force,'' Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp, said in a telephone interview with Bloomberg TV from Cairo. [Bloomberg] More
Friday, 27 June, 2008: NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices surged nearly 4 percent to a record over $140 a barrel on Thursday after Libya said it was studying possible options to cut output in response to potential U.S. actions against producer countries. U.S. crude settled up $5.09 at $139.64 a barrel, after hitting an all-time high of $140.39 earlier, eclipsing the previous record of $139.89 a barrel hit on June 16. London Brent crude settled up $5.50 at $139.83 a barrel. After Thursday's settlement, prices fell more than $1 to $138.61 on news that the U.S. House of Representatives directed the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to use its authority, including emergency powers, to "curb immediately" the role of excessive speculation... [Reuters] More
Friday, 27 June, 2008: TRIPOLI (AFP) — A senior French envoy held talks with Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi on Thursday over plans for a Mediterranean bloc based on the European Union that have drawn criticism from Tripoli, state media said. The envoy, Claude Gueant, held talks that focussed "in particular on the Mediterranean zone and the African and European Unions," the official JANA news agency said. It gave no details of the outcome of the meeting in Kadhafi's hometown of Sirte on Libya's central coast. The Libyan leader had strongly criticised President Sarkozy's championing of the idea of a Mediterranean Union at an Arab mini-summit in Tripoli on June 10, saying it threatened Arab and African unity efforts. "We are member states of the Arab League and also the African Union and we will not take any chances with damaging Arab or African Unity," Kadhafi said at the time. "Our European partners need to understand that. We are in favour of partnership projects but they must take account of these red lines," he added. But France later insisted that it intends to press ahead with plans to host a summit of European and Mediterranean leaders in Paris next month. [AFP] More
Friday, 27 June, 2008: Qatar will invest about $8 billion in Libyan companies in the financial services, energy and real estate sectors, officials from the North African OPEC oil exporter said on Thursday. Libya, with a population of 5 million and the biggest oil reserves in Africa, is moving to modernise, but faces an uphill struggle in a command economy where cash is still king, firms battle to get credit and politics dictate the progress of reform. Visiting Qatari ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi watched as officials from both countries finalised the accords late on Wednesday, according to officials, who declined to be identified. Barwa Real Estate Co, an affiliate of the Qatar Investment Authority's $40 billion property wing, agreed a $2 billion deal with state-owned Libyan Development and Investment Co to develop leisure, commercial and residential facilities, the officials said. [Reuters] More
Friday, 27 June, 2008: Muammar Gaddafi has peeled back another layer of state control in Libya, for the first time tolerating cautious public debate about how the OPEC member country should be governed as it rebuilds after sanctions. In a system that criminalises dissent and bans political parties, only the economy had been up for genuine public discussion in recent years. Political change in the north African state of six million is firmly off the agenda, and no one doubts the underlying levers of control remain firmly in the hands of Gaddafi, now just over a year away from his 40th anniversary in power. But in plush offices in a middle class suburb of Tripoli, journalists working for a new newspaper started by a prominent reformist son of Gaddafi are writing of ideas directly relevant to politics, such as tolerance, free speech and good governance. Aicha al Tawargui, a Tripoli university teacher, sees a new boldness in many newspapers, including Oea, which was started last year by Gaddafi's influential son Saif al-Islam. "The press is reporting extensively about social issues ranging from corruption, drugs and lack of culture and entertainment opportunities for youth ... [Reuters] More
Friday, 27 June, 2008: India has been ranked a lowly 74, two steps down since last year, among 180 countries of the world on the worldwide Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), prepared by independent int'l agency Transparency Int'l, which tracks the prevalence of corruption in the world. Of some consolation is the fact that corruption is much higher in Pakistan, which occupies 140th place, a little above Iran, Libya and Nepal, which are ranked 133, 134 and 135 respectively. ... Meanwhile, China, which was ranked a joint 72 with India in 2007, slid a step down to occupy a place ‘above’ its neighbour this year, with Sri Lanka ranked 96 and Maldives 90. The least corrupt country in the region is the nascent democracy of Bhutan, which has been placed at the 41st spot. Myanmar and Somalia, however, qualify as the most corrupt nations in the world. [India Express] More
Friday, 27 June, 2008: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is expected tomorrow in Sirte where he will be meeting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. According to a statement of the Presidenza del Consiglio, Berlusconìs schedule envisages arrival at 12.30pm. The talks with Gaddafi are expected to begin at 1pm. After the talks the Italian Prime Minister and Colonel Gaddafi will have launch together. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 27 June, 2008: (ANSAmed) - Tipoli, June 26 - Libyan financial authorities plan to sell two main banks to local investors, having decided to bar foreigners from buying bank stakes for at least three years, Libyàs Central Bank's research and statistics chief said. "We are upgrading and developing the state-owned National Commercial Bank before it is privatised alongside Al Joumhouriya Bank next year," Ali Ramadan Shnebesh said as reported by Tripoli Post. Al Joumhouriya (Republic), Libyàs biggest state-owned bank in terms of assets, was been merged with Oumma (Nation), the fifth-largest state-owned bank, to form a single bank with combined assets of USD 6.5 billion. "The National Commercial Bank and Al Joumhouriya will be privatised through the Libyan financial market. All Libyans are entitled to buy shares of the two banks," he added. [ANSAmed] More
تسجيلات غرفة "التغيير السياسي" على البالتوك

ابراهيم صهّد : حرب يونيو/ حزيران 1967 (8)

محمد الشلطامي : عاشق من سدوم

Thursday, 26 June, 2008: SIRTE, Libya: HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi held talks here yesterday. The talks were attended by Prime Minister and Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani, Chief of the Emiri Protocol HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Fahd al-Thani, Minister of Finance and Acting Minister of Economy and Commerce HE Yousef Hussein Kamal, Chief of the Emiri Diwan HE Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Saud al-Thani, the Emir’s Secretary for Follow-Up Affairs HE Saad Mohamed al-Rumeihi, Acting Director of the Premier and Foreign Minister’s office Abdullah Eid al-Sulaiti, Qatar’s Ambassador to Libya Saad Hilal al-Mohannadi and Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Arab Affairs Department Ibrahim Abdul Aziz al-Sahlawi. On the Libyan side, the talks were attended by Member of the Libyan Revolution Leadership Maj Gen Mustafa al-Kharroubi, Prime Minister Al Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi... [Gulf Times] More
Thursday, 26 June, 2008: Election: Every campaign gets a few unwanted endorsements. Embarrassing as they are, they still say something about candidates. Witness two -- from an old jailer for John McCain and a new dictator for Barack Obama. Unlike Obama, whose endorsers include Oprah Winfrey, Hulk Hogan, Michael Moore and Jane Fonda, McCain got one from a different sort -- the icy commissar who ran the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War. ... "McCain is my friend," the former jailer told the BBC. "If I was American, I would vote for him." Tran cited McCain's forthright character, which even an enemy could respect. "He is a very frank man -- very conservative, and very loyal to his country and the American ideal," he said. ... Obama also has been endorsed by Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. In a rambling speech last week, he advised Obama to "be proud of himself as a black and feel that all Africa is behind him." Gadhafi has kept Libya a backward petro-dictatorship since 1969 -- when McCain was in the Hanoi Hilton. [Investor's Business Daily] More
Thursday, 26 June, 2008: ROME, June 25 (UPI) -- Italy and Libya will share costs of a radar system aimed at stemming illegal immigration from North Africa toward Sicily it was announced Wednesday. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will discuss the issue in a meeting Friday with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, the Italian news service ANSA reported Wednesday. Libya has become a major stepping-off point for African migrants seeking to enter Europe. One of their main routes is through the desert from central Africa, into Libya and up to ports on the northern coast. ''Libya needs a system to monitor arrivals on its shores because it's clear that if you can't prevent people from reaching this coast then you can't stop them from crossing over to Italy,'' said Italian Interior Minister Maroni. ''Radar and satellite systems are available but they're expensive and Libya is willing to cover part of the cost. I think the Italian government needs to step in and contribute." [UPI] More
Thursday, 26 June, 2008: John Dore's archaeological career was unconventional and adventurous, involving numerous projects in the north-east of England, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia and, particularly, Libya. He was co-author or co-editor of seven monographs and over 50 published articles and pottery reports – a substantial legacy and achievement, despite his not having the continuity and security of a permanent academic post and mostly earning his living through fixed-term contracts and somewhat insecure consultancy work in professional archaeology. Dore was always much in demand as a ceramicist, a sign of the huge respect he commanded nationally and internationally. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London, in 1990. The work for which Dore will be best remembered concerns his pioneering classifications of classical pottery from North Africa. For their geographical and temporal range and the elegance and clarity of their construction, his typologies set new benchmarks in the field. He was among the great Mediterranean ceramicists of his generation and his work is widely employed both to date sites and to understand the economic connections between regions. [The Independent] More
تعازي إلى آل بن قداره وآل الكبتي     تعازي إلى آل بشاشة

جليانه : ‮البغدادي في حيرة     الصيّاد : هموم البطنان     السلفيوم : الدوغاش     أويا : أحمد بللو‮

محمد عمر حسين : نحو فك الإشتباك بين التيار الإسلامي والدولة الليبية (3)

سليم الرقعي : القذافي يصبح أضحوكة ومسخرة لدى العرب!؟

محمد بن احميدة : مصداقية موقع "ليبيا اليوم"

السيدة ستار : بـرغـاطـة

محفوظات (1) : حكاية "جبّانـة العـويله"

ليلى الهوني : تبت يداك يا عقيد الزور     قصر ليبيا : مأساة ليبيا فى ظل حكم القذافى

الليبي الكندي : ( رد على الحاسي : نقولك علاش خذيت الكندية... وقعدت في كندا )

بوزيد لهلالي : نظرية الخرّارة

Wednesday, 25 June, 2008: Yesterday in Tripoli International Fair's hallways, the activities of the Libya 2nd Int'l Exhibition for Agriculture and Fishing which is being organized by the General People's Committee for Agriculture and Animal Wealth started, the exhibition will last for 4 days witnessing participation of more than 150 Libyan and foreign companies specializing in farming production and animal wealth. [LJBC] More
Wednesday, 25 June, 2008: The UN Security Council (UNSC) has finally made clear its view on the crisis in Zimbabwe. And it does not make happy reading for President Mugabe. At the end of a long debate on Monday, the fifteen members, including former Mugabe allies such as China, S. Africa and Libya issued a unanimously agreed statement that condemned his government for encouraging violence against the opposition. The US ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad, said that the UNSC vote sent a strong message to Zimbabwe: [BBC] More
تعازي إلى آل امنينة

عمر الكدي : علم لكل بيت يرفرف في سماء البطالة

Dr. Nagi Barakat's New Book: Get Through MRCPCH Part 2

الصادق شكري : هدرزة في السياسة والتاريخ ( الجزء الثالث ـ 2 )

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : أقدم ديانة في التاريخ "الإنسانية"

د. الهادي شلوف : حتى الموتى في المقابر من حقهم المطالبة بالحرية

د. محمد المقريف : أهداف الحراك السياسي وحدوده كما يرسمها القذافي (2)

ابراهيم صهّد : حرب يونيو/ حزيران 1967 (7)

Tuesday, 24 June, 2008: TRIPOLI, June 23 (Reuters) - Libya's state-owned National Oil Company said on Monday it had signed five agreements with U.S.-based firm Occidental (OXY.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Austria oil and gas group OMV (OMVV.VI: Quote, Profile, Research) to revise previous accords. The agreements cut output shares of the two firms in oil operations and raise Libya's earnings and reserves. "This agreement came as a result of NOC's negotiations to modify and improve previous accords," NOC said in a statement posted in its Web site. The accords included developing existing oil fields and expanding exploration programmes worth an investment totalling $12 billion over five years, NOC said. NOC's Chairman Shokri Ghanem said the agreements change stemmed from new market situation. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 24 June, 2008: KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Sri Lankan businessman jailed four years ago for allegedly supplying nuclear weapon components to Libya has been freed and is no longer a threat to Malaysia's national security, a Cabinet minister said Monday. The case of Buhary Seyed Abu Tahir drew additional attention because he was alleged to have deceived a company partly owned by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's son to procure the components. Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar said Tahir will remain under police watch, and indicated that he would not be allowed to leave Malaysia. "For the time being he is here," he told reporters. The Star daily reported Monday that Tahir, who is a Malaysian permanent resident, was released June 6. He was taken into custody in May 2004 under the Internal Security Act. [Forbes] More
Tuesday, 24 June, 2008: Eritrea tyrant Isaias Afawerki appears to have indeed buckled under the avalanche of coordinated international pressure to allow mediation or dialogue to settle bloody border dispute with Djibouti. By way of one of his sycophantic diaspora Brigades to Perpetuate Tyranny in Eritrea posted in Libya, 'The Eritrean Revolutionary Committees' Movement”, Eritrea tyrant Afawarki appealed to the Leader of the Revolution, Moammar Ghadafi, “to help settling Eritrea-Djibouti tension”(sic). Following is a report in this regard posted today on the website of Libyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corporation: The Eritrean Revolutionary Committees' Movement appealed to the Leader of the Revolution to help settling Eritrea-Djibouti tension. In its appeal statement, the Movement highly appreciated the Leader's great efforts and struggle since outbreak of the Great al-Fateh Revolution to get rid of the colonialism in the African continent. [Eritrea Daily] More
Tuesday, 24 June, 2008: Afghanistan may not be the safe haven for Islamist terrorists it once was. Yes, it’s still a haven for terrorists—it’s just no longer as safe for them, thanks to forces from America, Britain, Canada, France, Germany and several other nations keeping al Qaeda on the run. Considering the difficulty al Qaeda is now having in keeping its operations consolidated in the face of this military threat, it is only natural it would consider moving its center of operations. American, French, Italian, Algerian and Tunisian counterterrorism officials fear that the vast, barely governed stretches of North Africa may become a new al Qaeda center of operations. North African terrorists were instrumental in both the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the 2004 Madrid bombings. In August 2006, al Qaeda’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, announced a new alliance with the Algeria-based Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (gspc). [The Trumpet] More
SA Express: M. O. El-Kikhia: World's Moral Rudder Is In Need Of An Update

الساطور : من دولاب العقيد المتعقد

د. يونس فنوش : كتاب جديد ( الأبل في الشعر الشعبي )

د. علي الصلابي : السيرة النبوية (43)         محمد عمر حسين : فوبيا الإصلاح..!؟

سليم الرقعي : القذافي ليس سوى فاشل كبير!؟

Monday, 23 June, 2008: Accra, June 22 (Reuters) - Portsmouth winger Sulley Muntari scored as Ghana reclaimed top spot in their World Cup qualifying group with a 2-0 home win over Gabon on Sunday. Muntari got the second goal in the African qualifying zone Group Five match in Accra, the first time the Black Stars had played at the Ohene Djan stadium since their semi-final defeat in the African Nations Cup in February. Striker Prince Tagoe put Ghana 1-0 up after 30 minutes as he flicked the ball on with his head and then ran past two defenders to score. Muntari got the second goal with a close-range shot from Quincy Owusu-Abeyie's cross. Ghana lead Libya on goal difference at the top of the standings. Libya beat Lesotho 4-0. [Reuters] More
Monday, 23 June, 2008: When her father first asked her about the possibility of swimming for Libya in the Summer Olympics, Mercedes Farhat laughed if off. "That would be cool," Farhat remembered saying, "but it's not going to happen." It happened. The 2008 Lely High School graduate received confirmation last month that she will swim for Libya, her father's home country, at the Beijing Olympics. Farhat, 18, will be the first female to swim for the North African nation at the Olympics. "It's going to be amaaaazing," said Farhat, who started swimming at age 7. "Getting to go is an experience in itself." Libya doesn't have an organized women's swim team. The country of 5.7 million has about 50 competitive male swimmers and few pools. Libya had a deteriorated pool in its capital, Tripoli, but recently built a new one, Farhat's father, Kamal, said. [News-Press] More
منكم وإليكم : الأحد، 22 يونيو Letters : Sunday, 22 June, 2008

د. محمد المقريف : أهداف الحراك السياسي وحدوده كما يرسمها القذافي (1)

الأحرار : رسالة إلى إدارة الرابطة الليبية بجنوب كاليفورنيا

The Family Run-State...!   (Part I)   By : Ghoma

ليلى الهوني : فئات وسيارات         أبو أحمد : الأسدُ الهَرم

عثمان حسين العالم : أستاذ الجيل الشهـيد محمد فرج حمي

خالد الغول : هديتي يوم ميلادك

Sunday, 22 June, 2008: It continues to mount brutally effective operations around the world, but from Saudi Arabia to the streets of east London, hardline Islamists are turning against Al-Qa'ida in unprecedented numbers. Is the global terror network self-destructing? A special report by Peter Bergen and Paul Cruickshank. Within a few minutes of Noman Benotman's (photo) arrival at the Kandahar guest house, Osama bin Laden came to welcome him. The journey from Kabul had been hard – 17 hours in a Toyota pick-up truck, bumping along what passed as the main highway to southern Afghanistan. It was the summer of 2000, and Benotman, then a leader of a group trying to overthrow the Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, had been invited by Bin Laden to a conference of jihadists from around the Arab world, the first of its kind since al-Qa'ida had moved to Afghanistan in 1996. Benotman, the scion of an aristocratic family marginalised by Qaddafi, had known Bin Laden from their days fighting the communist Afghan government in the early 1990s, a period when Benotman established himself as a leader of the militant Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. [The Independent] More
Sunday, 22 June, 2008: In the summer of 1996, stories began to filter out of Libya about a mass killing in Tripoli’s Abu Salim prison. The details remained scarce, and the government initially denied that an incident had taken place. Libyan groups outside the country said up to 1,200 prisoners had died. In 2001 and 2002, Libyan authorities began to inform some families with a relative in Abu Salim that their family-member had died, although they did not provide the body or details on the cause of death. In April 2004 Libyan leader Qadhafi acknowledged that killings had taken place in Abu Salim, and said that families have the right to know. [HRW] More
Sunday, 22 June, 2008: Libya may reduce its oil production because there is more than enough supply in the market, Oil Minister Shokri Ghanem said. ``We may have to cut production,'' Ghanem said in Jeddah, where Saudi Arabia has convened a special summit of producing and consuming nations to address record oil prices. The kingdom has decided to raise its oil output to meet what it says is additional customer demand. ``We don't see any need for more oil. There is plenty of oil in the market,'' Ghanem said. [Bloomberg] More
Sunday, 22 June, 2008: Libya took control of Group 5 of the 2010 World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers on Friday after a resounding 4-0 win over a desperately poor Lesotho outfit. The victory in Tripoli moved Libya three points clear of top seeds Ghana after completing a double over their opponents from southern Africa. Osama Salah got Libya off to a perfect start with a fourth-minute goal after taking advantage of a defensive slip-up. The 'Greens' scored thrice in the second half to complete the rout of the Group 5 strugglers. [BBC] More
Sunday, 22 June, 2008: Fund for Libya's assistance and development in Africa started its flights of air cargo loaded with tractors and accessories to Niger and Mali. These flights of air cargo for success of seasons ploughing and cultivating the grain in two states in (Sen-Cad) community and within the framework of applying the mechanical farming campaign that announced by Leader of the Revolution in his speech at the opening session of the 10th for (Sen-Cad) summit to achieve food security in the states community. [LJBC] More
Sunday, 22 June, 2008: Libyan Referee Jamel Ambaya will be at the centre in today’s 2010 FIFA World Cup/African Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea in Abuja, Nigeria. Naseraldin Mehmed (Libya) is 1st Assistant Referee: Khnalid Abulkir (Libya) is 2nd Assistant while Mohammed Imhammed (Libya) is 4th Official. The Match commissioner is Arthur Bruno Didavi from Benin Republic while Cameroonian Laurent Pettcha is Referee Assessor. The Guineans were expected in Abuja yesterday aboard a chartered flight and will depart immediately after the match. They are been lodged at Agura Hotel. [The Tide News] More
Sunday, 22 June, 2008: An Arab human rights panel on Friday scolded the Islamic world for its silence on the conflict in the western Sudanese region of Darfur. "The suffering of Muslims in Darfur is as real as that happening in Iraq and Palestine," said the Arab Coalition for Darfur in a statement on the sidelines of an Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) meeting in Kambala. "The Islamic world's response to the daily killings and suffering of millions of Muslims in Darfur has been largely silent, from both civil society as well as from institutions and majority of Islamic governments," it said. "The Islamic world must decide to end its wall of silence, before it is too late ... More silence could be catastrophic on the Islamic community." The coalition is made up of human rights groups in Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Algeria, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Mauritania, Kuwait, Palestine and Saudi Arabia. The UN says up to 300,000 people have died from the combined effects of war, famine and disease and more than 2.2 million have fled their homes since the Darfur conflict broke out in February 2003. [AFP] More
Sunday, 22 June, 2008: Rome prosecutors have re-opened an investigation into a mysterious 1980 plane crash near Sicily, in which French, Libyan and US fighter planes were said to be involved, ANSA news agency reported Saturday. The decision follows comments by former Italian president Francesco Cossiga suggesting that a French missile brought down the passenger plane, killing 81 civilians, with prosecutors having subsequently interviewed a senior cabinet figure at the time, Giuliano Amato, the agency added. Cossiga said in February 2007 that the missile did not necessarily strike the plane, but that its passage nevertheless somehow caused the crash. His source for the remarks was Amato. Formal legal paperwork requesting voluntary cooperation with the probe has also been adressed to Paris. A line had seemed to have been drawn under the affair in January 2007, when Italian justice officials ruled out government responsibility for damages from family members of those who died, despite criticism of the levels of cooperation given by military leaders at the time. [AFP] More
موسى عبدالكريم : رحلة صيد ترفيهية

بوزيد لهلالي : صباح الجمعة

عيسى عبدالقيوم : عناوين من المشهد الإعلامي الليبي

فوزي عبدالحميد : إبتسامات الصباح

منظمة الأمل : إيقاف كل حالات الرفض والإبعاد الي ليبيا    تقرير صحفي

رئيس منظمة الأمل يتحدث للقناة الرابعة السويدية بشأن قضية ابعاد مواطن ليبي

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : حرب يونيو/ حزيران 1967 (6)

الجزيرة : أهالي مفقودين سياسيين ينظمون وقفة احتجاجية بليبيا

Saturday, 21 June, 2008: Libyan rights activists and dissidents called on the Dutch authorities not to turn over a dissident Libyan national to the Libyan authorities, fearing that he will meet the same fate as another Libyan who died 29th May, in a Libyan prison after being tortured, less than three weeks after he was turned over by the Swedish authorities These rights activists told Asharq al-Awsat that on May 5 immigration authorities in Sweden turned over Libyan national Mohammed Adel Abu Ali to the Libyan authorities after he had lived for six years in Sweden, totally ignoring warnings from international and Libyan human rights organizations, that this would involve grave violations by the Libyan security establishment. Several Libyan rights organizations abroad confirmed that Abu Ali died as a result of torture by security authorities in Libya. He was a member of the al-Tebu Front for the Salvation of Libya, which is opposed to the regime of Libyan leader, Col. Qaddafi. Attorney al-Sharef al-Ghiryani (photo), the secretary-general of the Libyan Federation to Defend Human Rights, told Asharq al-Awsat in a telephone interview from his office in Germany that he is afraid that the Dutch authorities will deport Libyan national Ahmed Abdullah Abd al-Rahman. Abd al-Rahman recently came to him fleeing an extradition order. [Asia Tribune] More
Saturday, 21 June, 2008: About a dozen people received lengthy jail sentences for trying to protest the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, human rights activists said. The activists said an additional dozen dissidents vanished in jail, Med Basin News Line reported. A Libyan security court June 10 gave 11 people jail sentences ranging from six to 25 years after the February 2007 demonstration attempt. The majority of the prisoners were physicians and writers, the report said. "All prisoners have allegedly complained to have suffered acts of torture in the first five months of their arrest," a rights activist told Med Basin News Line. [Daily India] More
Saturday, 21 June, 2008: Pakistan's Foreign Ministry denied Friday that any foreigner had access to its nuclear blueprints, a response to reports that its nuclear weapons plans had been sent abroad by the country's former top nuclear scientist. Abdul Qadeer Khan confessed in 2004 to having transferred sensitive technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea. A report issued this week by former U.N. arms inspector David Albright said Khan's nuclear network also sold a digital blueprint for a small nuclear warhead. The blueprint was discovered on a computer seized from three Swiss brothers accused of smuggling for the network, Albright said. [IHT] More
Saturday, 21 June, 2008: Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com) has announced the addition of the "Libya: A Guide to Commercial Law, Banking Law and Accounting" report to their offering. Aimed at Libya's potential foreign investors and trading partners, this is the first authoritative progress report on legal reforms instituted in Libya since the lifting of the trade embargo. In recent years, the lack of suitable legal and financial framework in Libya has deterred foreign investment. The Libyan government has now demonstrated its commitment to reform and to attracting foreign investment to increase oil production capacity and to diversify the economy. Initiatives such as Law No 5 have encouraged investment in the agricultural, services, healthcare and industrial sectors and Law No 7 in the tourism sector. Written by leading Libyan attorneys Mukhtar-Kelbash & Elgharabli and international law firm Eversheds, and with contributions from banking and accounting professionals in Libya, this important book provides an authoritative review of the commercial law... [Business Wire] More
Saturday, 21 June, 2008: Africa's challengers in the race for places at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ have spent the last few weeks busily jockeying for position in their respective groups. The fourth round of matches in the second qualification phase is already upon us and with round five not due to begin until September, the continent's contenders can look forward to a well-earned rest just as soon as they get this weekend's commitments out of the way. The first two teams into action were Algeria and Gambia, who faced off at the Stade Mustapha-Tchaker in Blida on Friday evening, the hosts doing just enough to secure the points thanks to defender Anthar Yahia's goal on 33 minutes. The 1-0 win helped the Fennecs move into first place in Group 6 on six points, one ahead of the Gambians and Senegal, who play Liberia in Dakar on Saturday. In the day's only other game Libya set Tripoli alight when they put four past Lesotho without reply. Ben Osama Salen opened the scoring after four minutes, with further goals from Omar Dawood, Younes Al Shibani and Hesham Shaban completing the rout. The commanding victory took the Libyans to the summit of Group 5 and put the pressure on Ghana, who now lie three points behind and face Gabon in a crucial encounter. [FIFA] More
Saturday, 21 June, 2008: Two years ago, the United States restored full diplomatic relations with Libya. This summer, a Libyan mass media professor will participate in a State Department institute at the University of Florida. Garyounis University Prof. Jouma Mohamed M. ElFotaysi joins 17 participants from around the world June 29 in the six-week Study of the United States Institute on Journalism and Media run by the College. Other countries represented in the program for the first time include Nepal and Italy. “We found last year that it was the mix of cultures that made the institute special,” said the program’s academic director, Lauren Hertel, a telecommunication lecturer at the college. For the second year, the institute is building an interactive global network of educators by teaching participants about the American press and giving them hands-on experience in blogging, multi-media and other areas. “New Freedoms in Media: Teaching the Digital Journalism of Tomorrow” – which takes place in Gainesville for four weeks and Miami, Tampa, Washington, D.C., and New York for two weeks – also gives insight into the upcoming presidential elections. [UFL] More
تعازي إلى آل بورقيبة    تعازي إلى آل الغناي

رمضان جربوع : الشرطة الثقافية وحضّانات المبدعين!

فرج بوالعَـشّة : العائلة الحضارية الممتدة

ابراهيم قدورة : الإستسلام للمخاوف

ليلى الهوني : محاكم وعدالة حسب الطلب

السلفيوم : على من يقع اللوم؟ الطالب أم الجامعة؟

موقع ليبي جديد : الأجدابي

Friday, 20 June, 2008: Gordon Brown will this weekend offer oil-rich nations a chance to buy more Western companies in exchange for increasing their oil production and lowering energy prices. The Prime Minister will offer the market-opening deal in at an OPEC meeting in Saudi Arabia. Mr Brown ask members of OPEC to make it easier for international energy firms to invest in their oil and gas fields, increasing world oil production and lowering prices. ... At a special OPEC summit in Jeddah, Mr Brown will also offer to host a follow-up meeting in London later this year as part of a new "dialogue" between countries that sell oil and those that buy it. The Jeddah summit will bring together OPEC's members and its customers for the first time. The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is made up of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Qatar, Libya, Indonesia, the UAE, Algeria, Nigeria, Ecuador and Angola. [Telegraph] More
Friday, 20 June, 2008: Petro-Canada (TSX:PCA) has signed six 30-year exploration and production sharing agreements in Libya, confirming partnership plans the Canadian oil giant originally announced in December. The agreement with Libyan National Oil Corp. contemplates total spending of US$7 billion, with 50 per cent of all development costs to be paid by Petro-Canada, which will receive an initial 12 per cent share of production. "We believe that we have significantly increased the value of our business in Libya," Petro-Canada vice-president Peter Kallos said in a release. "We've unlocked a long-life asset with potential for material earnings and cash flow, as well as very prospective exploration acreage." The company said it believes the oilfields in Libya hold resources of almost two billion barrels of oil, with a redevelopment program expected to double current production levels to about 200,000 barrels of oil per day over the next five to seven years. [The Canadian Press] More
Friday, 20 June, 2008: Libya has decided to grant Investment fund to Somalia through Sahel-Saharan Investment and Trade Bank. This was made known by a source close to the organization in Cotonou capital of Benin where the 10th summit of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD, is being held since Tuesday. According to this source, the money will be paid to the Sahel-Saharan Investment and Trade Bank [BSIC] and will be used to fund infrastructures such as roads and bridges within Somalia. "The key aim of the endowment is to Somalia" Libyan official who declined to identify told Shabelle English service. CEN-SAD is "the biggest economic community with about 411m inhabitants or 48.2 per cent of the continent's population" and a Gross National Product (GNP) of about $287bn or 44 per cent of that of Africa. [Shabelle Media Network] More
Friday, 20 June, 2008: Libya, the holder of the largest oil reserves in Africa, hired Goldman Sachs Group to provide information on its behalf to credit rating companies, the first contract with a U.S. bank after the removal of sanctions. "While there must have been some dealings between American and Libyan banks after the sanctions, this is the first contract given by Libya to a U.S. bank for works to be done on behalf of the government," Said Laswad, an economics professor at Tripoli's Al-Fateh University, said during an interview by telephone. Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of state-run National Oil, met Wednesday with a Goldman Sachs delegation in Tripoli at the request of the North African nation's central bank. "They wanted information on oil, gas production, revenue and other data," he said in a telephone interview from Tripoli. Oil and natural gas account for more than half Libya's gross domestic product of $72 billion, according to the World Bank. [IHT] More
Friday, 20 June, 2008: Libya will soon host an int'l conference on the challenge of food security in the Community of the Sahelian-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), according to a recommendation from the round-table discussion on the issue held on the sidelines of the organisation's 10th summit. The round-table under the theme "Food crisis in the CEN-SAD, impacts and sustain able responses", highlighted the poor performances and the vulnerability of agricultu re in Africa mainly because of the introduction of subsidised products from outs i de the community 'which are stifling the economies of member states'. "Also the effects of the structural adjustment programmes on farm policies have not been able to boost Agriculture in such a way that it could better address the growing needs of the continent, particularly amid soaring oil and food prices". [PANA] More
Friday, 20 June, 2008: The Leader of the Revolution , President of Presidential Council of ( Cen-Sad ) Community , received Monday at his residence in Cotonou Presidents, Amadou Toumani Toure of Mali, Ernest Koroma of Sierra Leone, Yayi Boni of Benin, Francois Bozize of Central Africa, Joao Bernardo Vieira of Guinea Bissau,members of the Presidential Council of ( Cen-Sad ) Community. The leader also received President, Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdullah of the Republic of Mauritania which made an application for membership of ( Cen-Sad ) Community. The [Libyan] leader received the Prime Ministers of Tunisia, Morocco and Chad who led their delegations to the 10th ordinary session of the Community summit due to open in the capital of Benin . He also received heads of delegations of Somalia, Egypt and Sudan to the summit. [JANA] More
Friday, 20 June, 2008: A half-million Iraqis fled their embattled country in 2007, the third consecutive year more Iraqis were displaced than any other nationality, a survey of the world's refugees reported Thursday. As before, most went to neighboring Syria, and some fanned out into other neighboring countries, the survey by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants said. It said the United States accepted few, just over half the 3,000 it had promised to resettle by the end of September. The report said the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees had referred 10,000 Iraqis for U.S. resettlement. Iraqis were not the only group for which the survey faulted U.S. policies. In its "Report Card" section, it gave the United States an "F," the lowest grade, for returning refugees to their home countries without hearing them out, a practice called "refoulement." China, Iran, Iraq, Russia, Libya and others failed the same category. [AP] More
Friday, 20 June, 2008: Saudi Arabia's June 22 summit of oil consumers and producers in Jeddah will merely be a forum to exchange views and will most probably not result in any new decisions by participants, top Iranian and Libyan oil officials told Dow Jones Newswires Thursday. "I don't think there will be any decisions. I think in this gathering, each delegation will just express their views on the markets," Mohammad Ali Khatibi, Iran's OPEC Governor, said in a telephone interview in Tehran. "There is just time to express the views of the participants in a very, very short time. It is very difficult to conclude something with the agreement of all participants with different interests," he said. Libya's top oil official also expressed doubts that much can be done at the meeting to allay oil price volatility in the short-term. "There will be many many executives and ministers, but this is a one-day meeting," Shokri Ghanem, head of the Libyan National Oil Co., told Dow Jones Newswires. "It's good that we are meeting, but we mustn't raise expectations too high," he said. [Dow Jones] More
حزب كل مصر : ليبيا مصرية       طفل ليبي : معلق رياضي

خواطر إمرأة من زمن الحب : يوم الميلاد

سليم الرقعي : نداء إلى اللجان الثوريه (1)

عبدالله الجبالي : حينما يصبح النفاق مهنة.. عيسى عبدالقيوم أنموذجا

الصادق شكري : هدرزة في السياسة والتاريخ ( الجزء الثالث ـ 1 )

المحمودي : الدرر البهية في بيان بعـض فضائل شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية (2)

د. فتحي العكاري : معالم التيسير في برامج التعليم النموذجي (2)

Thursday, 19 June, 2008: Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi has taken center stage at a summit of Sahel and Sahara states in Benin, but local commentators say they are getting tired of his act. VOA's Nico Colombant reports from our regional bureau in Dakar. Folk musicians from the south-east of Benin played for dignitaries at the 10th summit of the Community of Sahelo-Saharan states, known as CEN-SAD, but it was Muammar Gaddafi who was the star of the event. Speaking through a French translator, the Libyan president railed against other African organizations including the continent-wide African Union, saying it was not accomplishing anything. He said the decisions of the African Union had no effect. He also said there were too many smaller regional African organizations, saying this allowed outsiders to divide and control the continent. [VOA] More
Thursday, 19 June, 2008: The Libyan authorities have decided today abrogating the law obliging Maghreb nationals paying $1000, or an equivalent of such an amount in other currencies, as a condition to enter Libya. In this context, the Libyan Foreign Affairs Ministry announced that the Libyan authorities have taken the appropriate measures allowing the citizens of the Maghreb Union, visiting Libya for free. It added that border posts and airports have been informed about this decision, which has been taken in the framework bilateral conventions sealed with Maghreb Union countries, including Algeria. According to Libya’s press agency, the decision reported by the Libyan Foreign Affairs Ministry is in the framework of the efforts made by Libya, to strengthen the links established between Maghreb Union countries. [El Khabar] More
Thursday, 19 June, 2008: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will travel to Libya to meet the country's leader, Muammar Gaddafi, at the end of June, diplomatic sources told Adnkronos on Wednesday. Both leaders are expected to discuss the subject of immigration, as Libya is one of the main departure points for migrants trying to reach Italy. On Monday an Egyptian security official revealed that a boat carrying 150 illegal immigrants on their way to Italy sank near the Libyan coast on 7 June. Libyan authorities have so far recovered 40 bodies from that boat, while over 100 people are still missing. Italy has the European Union's longest coastline - 4,500 kilometres - making it difficult to police and thus a preferred destination for migrants. Berlusconi and Gaddafi are also due to sign a treaty of collaboration and friendship when they meet at the end of the month. [AKI] More
Thursday, 19 June, 2008: France is negotiating deals for the first foreign sales of some 100 Rafale combat jets, President Sarkozy's chief of staff said Wednesday. 'Finally, after 23 years, we are going to sell some Rafale,' Claude Gueant, the secretary general of the Elysee Palace, told Europe 1 radio. 'France is in negotiations and we have strong hopes of selling about one hundred Rafale,' he said. Gueant did not name countries involved in talks but the UAE and Libya have expressed interest in the new generation fighter. [Forbes] More
Thursday, 19 June, 2008: The news that Saudi Arabia has told the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that it will increase its crude output to 9.7 million barrels a day (b/d) in an effort to bring down prices, was welcomed by some OPEC members, while others said that it would not tame prices. The increase by 200.000 b/d would take Saudi crude output to its highest monthly rate since August 1981, according to US government data. Last month, the Kingdom also raised production by 300,000 b/d. Kuwaiti Finance Minister Mustafa Al-Shimali on Tuesday backed Saudi Arabia, saying prices were too high and energy costs were restricting growth and adding to inflationary pressure. “A reasonable oil price would be more or less $100”. As expected, Iran, Iraq and Libya, who are generally regarded as price hawks, said they had doubts that the rise in output would have a significant impact on crude prices. They expressed the view that the market was well supplied. [The Indian] More
Thursday, 19 June, 2008: Chief Abdelhafiz Misbah Bin Rabha and members of the Libyan Economic Cooperation Bureau in the DPRK gave helping hands to the members of the DPRK-Libya Friendship Jangchon Co-op Farm in Sadong District, Pyongyang, on Wednesday. After going round the room for education in revolutionary history at the farm, they helped farmers in harvesting vegetables in greenhouse. Saying that they were deeply moved to see the farmers striving to increase the agricultural production true to the high intention of General Secretary Kim Jong Il, the chief hoped that the farm would achieve successes. [KCNA] More
عمر الفاروق : القذافى على شفير الموت

ST: ICC Counsel [Dr. Hadi Shalluf] Condemns Plans To Divert Plane...  

المنظمة العالمية للسلم والرعاية والإغاثة : نعي د. عمر بلعيد الفقهى

اسعد العقيلي : الدستور.. والمزمار.. والذئب الأصم

Ibnosina Health: Welcome to All New Libyan Medical Graduates  

RIT: RIT Dubai Will Be Led By [Libyan] Professor Mustafa Abushagur  

مجاهد البوسيفي : فك ارتـباط صعـب

موقع ليبي جديد : مدوّنة "شيزوفرينيا"   مدوّنات ليبية أخرى

جلال الوحيشي : الجلبيون!؟

عيسى عبدالقيوم : دعوها فهكذا أرادتها السماء

جليانه : ‮مطرقة المرابيع..     فيلادلفيا : الواقعية الفنية..

Wednesday, 18 June, 2008: Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist AQ Khan has vigorously denied claims he provided a Swiss smuggling ring with blueprints for an advanced warhead. Dr Khan dismissed as "lies" the allegations made on Monday by former UN arms inspector David Albright. Mr Khan said the claims were a ploy to ensure he would be kept under house arrest, where he has been since admitting selling secrets in 2004. In recent interviews he has retracted his confessions and denies wrongdoing. He says he confessed to passing secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya only after receiving guarantees from the government. [BBC] More
Wednesday, 18 June, 2008: Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi Tuesday lashed out at the controversial Mediterranean Union project aimed at linking Europe with six countries of North Africa which French President Nicolas Sarkozy is due to launch officially July 13 in Paris. "If the aim is to put Europe in league with six African countries against the rest of Africa, then it's no!," Kadhafi told the 10th summit of the Community of Sahelo-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), which opened Tuesday in the Benin capital Cotonou. "Initially the project was a union of six countries bordering on the Mediterranean and six European countries on the Mediterranean. We were in agreement with that. But then it became the whole of Europe and the six North African countries, against our interests and we are going to fight that project," he continued. [AFP] More
Wednesday, 18 June, 2008: The bad weather conditions in recent days have not discouraged the journeys of many illegal immigrants who attempt the crossing from the coast of Libya to Italy. Despite the cost of the trip, the numbers of those who wait for their turn continue to rise. Some say they are paying $2,000 to get to the other side. Every day coastguard and navy boats spot numerous vessels in international waters off the coast of Malta and Italy. They are ready to intervene in case of an emergency and say they often receive distress signals. Arrivals are constant, especially in the summer months. But not all illegal immigrants make it to the end of their journeys due to the poor conditions of their boats. Rough seas also play a part. [VOA] More
Wednesday, 18 June, 2008: Following are excerpts from a public address by Libyan Leader Mu'ammar Al-Qaddafi marking the anniversary of the U.S. air raid on Libya. The address aired on Al-Jazeera TV on June 11, 2008 : ... "All The People In The Arab And Islamic World And In Africa Applauded This Man [Obama]... [And] May Have Even Been Involved In Legitimate Contribution Campaigns" Mu'ammar Al-Qaddafi: "It has been proven that there is no democracy in [the U.S.]. Rather, it is a dictatorship no different than the dictatorships of Hitler, Napoleon, Mussolini, Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, and the rest of the tyrants. "In the days of crazy Reagan, the American president issued a presidential order to launch a war against Libya, for example, a presidential order to besiege Libya, a presidential order to boycott Libya, and so on. [MEMRI] More
Wednesday, 18 June, 2008: Having exhausted most private equity and sovereign wealth funds, troubled U.S. banks are now planning to turn to Algeria, Angola, Libya and Zimbabwe for 11th hour bailouts, the Wall St. Journal reports. “Selling stakes to funds of authoritarian or unstable regimes doesn’t quite mesh with Wall Street’s lofty image of itself,” the paper wrote. “But (the banks) created this mess, and beggars can’t be choosers.” Buyers of shares in U.S. banks have seen their value plummet and traditional overseas investors are reluctant to spend more on a losing proposition. While Africans, many with great reserves of oil, might seem like a ripe market, few countries have shown an interest in building U.S. portfolios. [Frost Illustrated] More
Wednesday, 18 June, 2008: DUP leader Peter Robinson yesterday asked President Bush to use US influence to progress the multi-billion dollar compensation case against Libya – being waged by IRA victims – in the American courts. In a major step for the campaign to encourage or force Col Muammar Gaddafi to pay out for his and his country's role in supplying money, arms and training to republicans, Mr Robinson and party colleague Jeffrey Donaldson handed a letter to Mr Bush. The letter, in the name of the DUP leader, underlined his party's support for the lawsuit being taken by victims from Northern Ireland, the rest of the UK and the US suing Gaddafi and others in the Libyan regime for facilitating the IRA campaign which caused widespread death and injury. Mr Donaldson said: "We are very disappointed that to date neither our own (UK] Government or the US administration have weighed in with their support for the legal case. [News Letter] More
ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : حرب يونيو/ حزيران 1967 (5)

فوزي عبدالحميد : ديناصورات هذا الزمان

بوزيد لهلالي : يحيا العـدل

The Preemptive Form Of 'Justice' ...!  By : Ghoma

محمد عمر حسين : نحو فك الإشتباك بين التيار الإسلامي والدولة الليبية (2)

Tuesday, 17 June, 2008: An Egyptian man is thought to be the sole survivor of a boatload of migrants that sank trying to reach Italy from Libya, Egyptian officials have said. The man is now in Libyan custody after being rescued and returned to Libya. About 20 bodies have been recovered. The survivor said 150 people were on the boat, which sank shortly after leaving Libya on 7 June, an Egyptian diplomat in Libya told the BBC. The boat reportedly held Egyptians, Tunisians, Somalis and Bangladeshis. Libya is a key transit point for African migrants trying to reach southern Europe. The Egyptian passengers on the boat had each paid between $2,500 and $5,000 (£1,272-£2,544) to a human trafficker for their passage to Italy. The survivor told Egyptian officials in Libya that the boat's engine had stopped working a few hours after leaving the Libyan town of Zuwarah. [BBC] More
Tuesday, 17 June, 2008: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan financial authorities plan to sell two main banks to local investors, having decided to bar foreigners from buying bank stakes for at least three years, Libya's Central Bank's research and statistics chief said. "We are upgrading and developing the state-owned National Commercial Bank before it is privatised alongside Al Joumhouriya Bank next year," Ali Ramadan Shnebesh told Reuters. Al Joumhouriya (Republic), Libya's biggest state-owned bank in terms of assets, was been merged with Oumma (Nation), the fifth-largest state-owned bank, to form a single bank with combined assets of $6.5 billion. "The National Commercial Bank and Al Joumhouriya will be privatised through the Libyan financial market. All Libyans are entitled to buy shares of the two banks," he added late on Sunday. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 17 June, 2008: There is one historic certainty that is being mentioned today: Libya's role in arming the Provisional IRA. Efforts to get compensation for death and injury caused by Libyan-supplied weapons are in danger of being hamstrung by American efforts to restore full democratic relations with that country. A proposed deal with the Libyans may pay out only to US citizens. But Libya's state terrorism also cost the lives of British and Irish citizens. They should not be forgotten. Mr President, we won't forget America's role in securing peace here. Don't you forget Libya's in waging war. [belfast Telegraph] More
Tuesday, 17 June, 2008: George Bush flies into Northern Ireland today — to a direct appeal from victims of IRA terror to back them in a billion dollar court action. The US President whose term in office has been defined by his self-proclaimed "war on terror" will be personally asked to throw his weight behind a court action against Libya being taken in the US courts. The case, which is being taken by American and UK victims of the IRA's bombing campaign, relates to attacks where Semtex supplied by the Libyan regime of Colonel Gadaffi was used. If successful it could potentially lead to over 3,500 local victims of Provo bombings sharing in a compensation package worth billions of dollars. [belfast Telegraph] More
Tuesday, 17 June, 2008: The Maltese diplomacy is working on fixing a date for a possible meeting of the foreign ministers of Malta, Italy and Libya to discuss the illegal immigration emergency in the Mediterranean. According to Malta¿s Foreign Minister Tonio Borg, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has already accepted the invitation, while Libya has not made any objections to a possible meeting. "It is about fixing a date to meet Libyàs Minister Abdel-Rahman Shalgam," Borg said. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 17 June, 2008: The U.S. government is not doing enough to buy uranium and plutonium on the black market and keep it out of the hands of terrorists, criminals and rogue states, the Energy Department's top intelligence official said Monday. "We must take urgent action to scoop up any nuclear material outside state control before terrorists do," Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Energy's intelligence director, said at a speech at the Washington Institute. ... That information was contained in a report by David Albright, the president of the Institute for Science and International Security and a former U.N. arms inspector. The report was issued Monday. The Washington Post first reported on it June 15. Khan, who headed Pakistan's nuclear program for about 25 years, headed a network that secretly sold nuclear technology to Iran and Libya on the black market. The network was discovered and largely dismantled in 2004. [AP] More
تعازي إلى آل الشامي

قورينا : ارتفاع الأسعار..     المرأة في‮ ‬الأمثال الشعبية

أويـا : بسبب تأخر المرتبات موظفون‮ ‬يتجمعون..     خطاب القذافي في توغو

Monday, 16 June, 2008: TRIPOLI - A new procedure regarding the authentication of some documents required for filing trademark applications has been applied by the Libyan Trademark Office with effect from June 1, 2008. According to a press release by Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), documents such as the Power of Attorney and the extract of the entry of the applicant company in the Commercial Register should now be authenticated by the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after being legalized by the Libyan consulate in the applicant’s home country. Previously, it was only required to legalize the Power of Attorney and the extract up to the Libyan Consulate in the applicant’s home country. [AGIP News] More
Monday, 16 June, 2008: Everton defender Joseph Yobo scored for a second successive week as Nigeria kept up their 100 percent record in Africa's World Cup qualifiers. Yobo's early goal in the Group Four encounter away against Eq. Guinea was Nigeria's third win in as many weeks. Only Burkina Faso and Rwanda, who won on Saturday, also have 100 percent records at the midway point of the first group phase. Nigeria were one of four teams which won away from home on Sunday, matched by the Cape Verde Islands, Libya and Tunisia. Libya snatched a 1-0 win over Lesotho in Bloemfontein, S. Africa. [Reuters] More
Monday, 16 June, 2008: The fifth International Building and Construction Exhibition, 'Libya Build 2008', has been held in Tripoli. In parallel to Libya Build, the Libyan Contracting Union Council also organised the first International Electric and Mechanical Engineering Exhibition, EMEX 2008. Over 300 companies took part in the two events, including six companies from Malta: Advent Ltd, Andica, Capital Trading, Hal Mann, Vassallo Builders and Würth (Malta). Their participation was co-ordinated by Malta Enterprise with the assistance of Malta Enterprise's Libya Office. The Maltese companies exhibited a range of products while Malta Enterprise had its own stand with offering information about trade and investment opportunities in Malta. [Times Of Malta] More
Monday, 16 June, 2008: Libyan leader Ghaddafi on Sunday urged African countries to make efforts to realize the unification of the African continent. "African people must strive for the real unification of Africa. Today, all continents except Africa are united," Ghaddafi said in his speech in a stadium here on Sunday that focused on ties with Togo, African unification and the challenges facing Sahel and Sahara countries. Ghaddafi also denounced some western countries' attempts to split Africa and thwart its unification, saying "Africa must be free and independent." During his visit, Ghaddafi held talks with Togolese President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common concern. [Xinhua] More
Monday, 16 June, 2008: Having adamantly denied for months that Israel could possibly be purchasing any oil originating in Iran, an Israeli official has now acknowledged that the Jewish state cannot be sure that Iranian oil is not coming here indirectly, and a former Israeli energy minister has told The Jerusalem Post that Iranian oil may have been imported indirectly for years and that he would have readily authorized such purchases himself. Shahal explained that once oil is on the open market, its source becomes clouded. "In my time, people came to me and said we had the opportunity to buy oil from all kinds of exotic locations - including Libyan oil or Syrian oil - countries with whom we obviously don't have normal relations," said former Labor MK Shahal, now a lawyer in Tel Aviv. "I approved those purchases, because it was good oil, and it wasn't coming directly from the governments of those countries, but from private sellers on the free market." [Jerusalem Post] More
Monday, 16 June, 2008: For Brendan O’Carroll, travelling thousands of miles and crossing a scorching desert was a small price to pay to uncover a piece of New Zealand history. The Mt Roskill amateur historian went on an expedition to Libya to find a World War Two battle site, where a little-known New Zealand unit took on enemy forces. "It’s such a unique Kiwi story," he says. "They were the forerunners of the SAS and trained the SAS when it was formed a year or so after. They did work behind the lines." The unit was called the Long Range Desert Group, made up of Kiwi and British soldiers. Its main role was reconnaissance and gathering intelligence on enemy forces. Mr O’Carroll has a long-held fascination with the group and arranged the trip to southern Libya, where three Kiwi army trucks remain untouched in the desert since the 1941 battle. [Stuff] More
تعزية إلى آل الجهاني

سليم الرقعي : اللجان الثورية ومحلها من الإعراب..

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة المتحدة : في ذكرى مجزرة ابو سليم

محمد بن احميدة : إلى ادريس بوفايد وجمال الحاجي ورفاقهما

الصيّاد : سقوط طائرة حربية فوق كمبوت‮     من ينقذ سهام من الموت؟

جليانه : زمن الشاطر.. والمشطور!!     أويـا : من داخل سجن النسـاء

Sunday, 15 June, 2008: An international smuggling ring that sold bomb-related parts to Libya, Iran and North Korea also managed to acquire blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon, according to a draft report by a former top U.N. arms inspector that suggests the plans could have been shared secretly with any number of countries or rogue groups. The drawings, discovered in 2006 on computers owned by Swiss businessmen, included essential details for building a compact nuclear device that could be fitted on a type of ballistic missile used by Iran and more than a dozen developing countries, the report states. [Washington Post] More
Sunday, 15 June, 2008: The fifth scientific conference on "the Great Green Human Rights Charter" ends Friday in Beidha, north-eastern Libya. The two-day conference, whose theme was "Int'l impact of the Great Green Charter of the Human Rights", brought together 43 researchers from Egypt, Sudan, Venezuela, Spain, Nigeria and Libya. It was organised by the study and research Centre of the secretariat of the Libyan General People's Congress (CGPC), the country's highest legislative authority in collaboration with the Omar Mukhtar University under the supervision of the secretariat for Legal and Human Rights Affairs in the Congress. [PANA] More
Sunday, 15 June, 2008: Asian markets have fallen sharply amid growing fears that high oil prices will lead to a global recession. Those fears were exacerbated on Sunday by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) resisting pressure from the world's biggest consumers to increase production to combat the spiralling price of the commodity. Japan's Nikkei stock average dropped over 2.1 per cent to 14,181.38 while South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and New Zealand stocks slid well over 1 per cent. Indian shares were hardest hit, with the Bombay Stock Exchange's benchmark Sensex falling as much as 4.4 per cent in early trading before closing down 3.3 per cent, to 15,066. The falling markets come in the wake of surging oil prices, which shot up more than $16, or 13 per cent, late last week. However, Shokri Ghanem, the head of Opec member Libya's National Oil Corporation, told Reuters "there is enough oil in the market". [Aljazeera] More
Sunday, 15 June, 2008: A German court has given a two-year suspended prison sentence to a 74-year-old man who supplied Libya with equipment for use in chemical weapons during the 1990s. He was also fined 20,000 euros ($30,700). Berge Aris Balanian admitted delivering various types of equipment, including a mechanism used in poison gas production to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime. Two accomplices, businessmen Detlef Crusius and Udo Buczkowski, were jailed in 1997. But Balanian sought refuge in Lebanon before returning to Germany in 2006. Libya was under an arms embargo at the time of the deal, which earned the three men 12 million deutsch marks (more than six million euros) according to the 1997 court ruling. [DW] More
الساطور : برّه واحد منكم يحكم البلاد...

صفحات من كتاب "سقوط دولة أمير المؤمنين" تأليف : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

محمد عمر حسين : نحو فك الإشتباك بين التيار الإسلامي والدولة الليبية (1)

عبدالمعز الغلباني : استغلال وجود القذافي اليوم.. قبل فوات الأوان

عبدالله عبدالرحيم : ليبيا أنتِ وطني

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : حرب يونيو/ حزيران 1967 (4)

المحمودي : فصل الخطاب في بيان مخالفة فلم الرسالة للصواب (5)

Saturday, 14 June, 2008: Libya intends to invest up to 500 million euros ($760 million) in Bosnia, the north African country's finance minister, Mohammed Houij, said Friday. "The Libyan government plans to invest up to 500 million euros in various projects in both private and state-owned sector," Houij told reporters. He did not specify the time-frame for the investment, only saying that the it would be implemented through a development bank of Bosnia's Muslim-Croat half. Bosnia was split into two highly autonomous entities, the Muslim-Croat Federation and the Serbs' Republika Srpska, at the end of its devastating 1992-1995 war. [AFP] More
Saturday, 14 June, 2008: The Secretary of the Libyan General Popular Committee on Health and Environment, Mohammed Rached, Thursday met with a delegation of the European Union (EU) on the commitment of the EU towards the treatment of Libyan children suffering from AIDS. The European delegation was led by the coordinator between Libya and the EU, Massimo Mina. In 2007, a Libyan court sentenced to death a Bulgarian medical team found guilty of having injected 430 Libyan children with the AIDS virus. The children had been receiving treatment at the children's hospital in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city. 56 of the children had died. The Bulgarians were freed following an arrangement with the families of the victims. [PANA] More
Saturday, 14 June, 2008: World oil supply is enough at present but future supply is more of a concern as output nears a peak from which it will decline, the top official for OPEC member Libya said. "There is enough crude in the market," said Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp. (NOC). Asked if supply was part of the issues leading to record-high prices, he said: "It will be, in the future." "Speculation is playing and important role but it not the only factor," he said. "It is the erosion of the dollar, it is geopolitics, is refinery bottlenecks, it is the increase in demand, it is peak oil getting soon." Ghanem is among a growing minority of oil industry officials who are concerned that oil supplies may be approaching a peak. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 14 June, 2008: The parents of Algerian national Oulmi Seddik, who died in Libya, have called up the higher Algerian authorities, to intervene immediately by requiring an investigation, which is able of determining the facts of the suspicious death of their son. “We faced difficulties for recuperating the corpse of Seddik, that was kept for more than 5 days at a mortuary in El Jemil hospital north of Tripoli,” the brother of the deceased man said in a phone call to El Khabar. Moreover, the brother of the deceased man has expressed his upset as regard the decomposition state of the corpse of his brother. According to the same source, the forensic report demonstrated a cardiovascular failure to be behind his death, but could not reveal the reasons. A fellow of the deceased man, a Tunisian was discovered dead near him, close to their house in Zouara. [El Khabar] More
Saturday, 14 June, 2008: Printing and imaging solutions vendor Lexmark International Middle East has appointed Sah Tech as a distributor for the Libyan market. Sah Tech will take on responsibility for the distribution, sales and after-sales service for Lexmark products and solutions in the country. “The appointment of Sah Tech will help us solidify the distribution of Lexmark’s products across Libya and help us maintain close relationships with our customers as well as expand our customer base,” said Francois Feuillet, general manager at Lexmark International Middle East. Under the terms of the deal, Sah Tech will develop sales and marketing activities throughout Libya and will immediately start distributing and selling Lexmark’s range of printers and printing solutions – as well as providing relevant maintenance and customer support. [EMEA] More
Saturday, 14 June, 2008: If Obama wins the US election it's a fair bet that Tripoli will not be an early port of call. Yesterday the Libyan leader, Gadafy, reinforced his reputation for provocative speaking by suggesting that because Obama was "black with an inferiority complex" he might end up being "worse than whites" if he becomes president. Gadafy's put-down of the Democratic candidate focused in part on Obama's pledge of "unshakeable" support for Israel, which caused dismay, if not surprise, across the Arab and Muslim worlds. "Obama's announcement that unified Jerusalem should be the eternal capital of Israel and that he will support it with $30bn during the next 10 years has disappointed our hopes," Gadafy complained. [The Guardian] More
Saturday, 14 June, 2008: Libya’s strongman leader, Col. Gadhafi, was an int'l pariah in the 1980s and 1990s. He now has reformed and given up his terrorism and his nuclear weapons program, but Bush administration efforts to patch things up have run into difficulties. Mr. Gadhafi, a sort of one-man al-Qaida at the time, was involved in terrorist attacks in which 198 Americas were killed as well as hundreds of others. They included a Berlin disco explosion in 1986 and the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. Mr. Bush left Libya off his 2002 "axis of evil" and evidently had other plans. With tough talk against North Korea and Iran and an invasion of Iraq, he showed Mr. Gadhafi what could be in store for his country if he continued his threatening course. The Libyan leader had already promised to pay $2.7 billion to the families of the Pan Am bombing, and in 2003 he publicly scrapped his terrorism and nuclear weapons programs. [Bangor News] More
Saturday, 14 June, 2008: Libyan President Gaddafi has harshly criticised the proposed Mediterranean Union - a new partnership between the EU and its Mediterranean neighbours - adding he had no plans to attend the opening summit meeting to be called by the French EU Presidency on July 13 in Paris. Speaking at a mini-Arab summit in Tripoli, attended by the Presidents of Algeria, Syria, Tunisia and Mauritania and the Prime Minister of Morocco, Col Gaddafi said the Mediterranean Union is a one-way traffic initiative which Libya has no intention of following. According to AFP, Col Gaddafi said: "We are neither hungry nor dogs to be thrown bones". During his speech, the Libyan leader passed sarcastic remarks at French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has been forced to water down his initial plan in order to make it acceptable to the EU. [Times Of Malta] More
Saturday, 14 June, 2008: The state department keep telling us that Libyan dictator Qaddafi has moderated and is becoming a reasonable leader, possibly even a Western ally. Really? Yesterday, speaking before thousands of cheering supporters at a rally marking 38 years since American troops left Libya, Qaddafi declared his support for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama but warned him of “grave threats.” He said Israel will try to assassinate the presumptive Democratic standard bearer, as it did John F. Kennedy. Qaddafi said the late president was “killed by Israeli agents… when he promised to look into Israel’s nuclear program.” [NRO] More
Saturday, 14 June, 2008: Eni, Italy's biggest energy group, yesterday rewrote all of its contracts in Libya, setting the tone for the rest of the industry by accepting worse terms in return for another 35 years of access to one of the world's most important hydrocarbon reserves. As oil prices have risen to nearly $140 a barrel and oil companies have stormed back to Libya following the removal of US sanctions, Tripoli has demanded a greater share of the profits from its oil and gas fields. Paolo Scaroni, Eni's CEO, said in an interview: "We have reviewed all the contracts that have been driving our relationship in Libya for the past 44 years ... We have given something up, but we have also secured our position in our number one country for the foreseeable future." [FT] More
رمضان جربوع : جمعية الجرابيع! واللبس الشديد بمطبخ القوانين!

سليمان الشجاع : أحلى السمر في سيرة عمر

الصيّاد : الخضراء تبحث عن نقطة ماء‮!

المدرسة العربية ـ لندن : لقطات من حفل اختتام العام الدراسي

Amnesty: Libya: Heavy Sentences Against Prisoners Of Conscience

فرج بوالعَـشّة : تلاقح الحضارات! (4)

Friday, 13 June, 2008: A Libyan-born Danish citizen has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for criticising the Libyan government and supporting democratic reforms, Berlingske Tidende newspaper reports. Jamal al-Haji (photo) was born and raised in Libya but became a Danish citizen after marrying a Danish woman. He went back to Libya in 2001 to work in the public sector and subsequently began writing about the country’s internal corruption and calling for government reforms. Al-Haji and 13 other activists were arrested prior to taking part in a planned peaceful demonstration in Tripoli in February 2006 and charged with treason. He has been in police custody since then. According to Human Rights Watch, the sentence was handed down on Monday by a special court housed within Tripoli’s Abu Salim prison. The arrest of al-Haji and the other activists was strongly condemned by HRW and also Amnesty Int'l, which has called for the EU to confront Libya over the matter. [CPHPost] More
Friday, 13 June, 2008: The Libyan government should exonerate and release 11 peaceful political activists convicted on politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. A state security court in Tripoli on June 10 reportedly sentenced the men to six to 25 years in prison. The men are part of a group of 14 arrested in February 2007 for planning a demonstration to commemorate the death of 11 people during a clash between protesters and police a year earlier. In May 2008, the authorities released one of the men, Jum'a Boufayed, and a second man, 'Adil Humaid, was released on June 10. A third man, 'Abd al-Rahman al-Qotaiwi, has been missing since his arrest. "In Libya today, just planning to criticize the government can land you in jail for years," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. [Human Rights Watch] More
Friday, 13 June, 2008: Rio Tinto, the London-based mining group, is talking to the Libyan Government about becoming the largest Western investor in the country run by Colonel Gaddafi. The company is evaluating the feasibility of building a $2.5 billion aluminium smelter in Libya that would be capable of producing more than 360,000 tonnes of metal a year. Libya has large reserves of natural gas that it wants to exploit and it could use this energy supply to power a smelter. The U.S. and Europe lifted sanctions against Libya in 2004 after the country agreed to pay restitution for its part in terrorist acts during the 1980s, including the Lockerbie bombing in 1988. BP will invest about $900 million exploring the Libyan coast for oil and gas opportunities and Royal Dutch Shell will spend up to $450 million to upgrade an existing liquid natural gas refinery. [Times on Line] More
Friday, 13 June, 2008: The Italian gas company Eni signed new gas and oil contracts with Libya on Thursday that secure Eni's place in the north African country until 2047, the company said. The six exploration and production sharing contracts with the Libyan state-owned National Oil Company will help Eni increase its production in Libya and ensure greater energy security for Italy, Eni said in a statement. The new oil contract expires in 2042 and the new gas contract in 2047. The contracts "encompass initiatives aiming at exploiting the significant gas and oil potential in Libya," Eni said. Eni said it plans to expand its activities in the gas sector, including to supply the local market and upgrading gas export capacity. In the oil sector, the two companies will focus on exploiting existing oil fields with advanced technology as well as new drilling. [IHT] More
Friday, 13 June, 2008: Last week, the leaders of Arab Mediterranean countries met in Libya at the invitation of Muammar Al-Qaddafi to consider French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s proposal for a Mediterranean Union. The summit was designed to formulate an Arab stance on the subject prior to a gathering of all countries involved in Paris on July 13. The Libyan leader told the presidents of Algeria, Syria, Tunisia and Mauritania and the prime minister of Morocco that the proposal was doomed to failure, an insult to Arabs and Africans and a threat to their own separate efforts at unity; the Arabs had the Arab League as their instrument of unity, and those in North Africa had the African Union in addition. There was a degree of uncharacteristic common sense in what he said, although Qaddafi is less than convincing as a champion of either Arab or African unity. He has boycotted many Arab summits and for the past ten years pointedly turned his back on the Arab world proclaiming Libya’s destiny is with Africa. Earlier this year, however, the threat was to turn his back on Africa and pull out billions on investments there if it refuses his proposals for closer unity. [Arab News] More
Friday, 13 June, 2008: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Wednesday US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would have an "inferiority complex" because he is black and if elected he might "behave worse than whites." "We fear that Obama will feel that, because he is black with an inferiority complex. This will make him behave worse than the whites," Gaddafi told a rally at a former US military base on the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli. "This will be a tragedy," Gaddafi said. "We tell him to be proud of himself as a black and feel that all Africa is behind him because if he sticks to this inferiority complex he will have a worse foreign policy than the whites had in the past." [Times Of India] More
Friday, 13 June, 2008: Libyan leader Col Muammar Gadafy has warned Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama about supporting Israel. "Obama offered $300 billion in aid to Israel and more military support. He avoided talking about Israel's nuclear weapons," he said during a rally outside Tripoli. "We suspect he may fear being killed by Israeli agents and meet the same fate as [assassinated former US president John Fitzgerald] Kennedy when he promised to look into Israel's nuclear program," Gadafy said. While the existence of Israeli nuclear weapons is widely assumed, Israeli officials have never admitted their existence and US officials have stuck to that line in public. Gadafy said Obama should adopt a policy of supporting poor and weak peoples such as the Palestinians and be a friend of what he called free Arab peoples rather than US "agents" in the Arab world who, he said, were hated by their own people. [Ireland.Com] More
صقر بلال : القذافي بدون ورقة توت..!!

موسى عبدالكريم : من المسؤول عن ضحايا الألغام في ليبيا؟

د. فتحي الفاضلي : ابدعت يا مولاي..

عمر الكدي : بقاء الأنظمة الحاكمة وخراب الأوطان!

رمضان جربوع : كتاب جديد لرجب الشلطامي

د. عبدالله جبريل : مشروع ليبيا الغد وتحدي المصداقية

د. فتحي العكاري : معالم التيسير في برامج التعليم النموذجي (1)

الساطور : تحيّة     المسحان : الحكم على د. ادريس

إلإتحاد الليبي للمدافعين : قمع جديد لحرية التعـبير فى ليبيا

الخبر : ( صلاح الشلوي : المرشد مهدي عاكف غير مؤهل سياسياً لقيادة جماعة الأخوان المسلمين )

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان حول الأحكام الجائرة ضد المناضلين

الرابطة الليبية : إخراج منطق "الكلاشنكوف" من دائرة الحوار شرط أساسى

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : حرب يونيو/ حزيران 1967 (3)

Thursday, 12 June, 2008: In today's globalised, digitised music industry, record companies may be on the run, but the enterprising individual artist has never had it so good. Ahmed Fakroun's (photo) career shows the effect of the web on the music industry While downloads may pose a threat to the time-honoured business model of the major labels, many forgotten acts have been able to revive their fortunes by selling their songs over the web, direct to the consumer. Yet even by 21st-Century standards, the career of world music pioneer Fakroun is unusual, to say the least. Born in Benghazi, Libya, he spent long periods in the UK and France in the 1970s and 1980s, recording a handful of singles and albums that now fetch high prices on record collectors' websites. [BBC] More
Thursday, 12 June, 2008: Libyan leader Qadhafi is criticizing Barack Obama for the candidate's recent comments about Israel. Qadhafi says the Democratic senator's remarks show that he "has not fulfilled anything from his slogan: 'Change.'" In his address Wednesday, Qadhafi called Obama "our brother, the Kenyan with American nationality." During a speech this month to pro-Israel activists in Washington, Obama said Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel, a remark that touched off heavy criticism among Palestinians. Obama also said there was no greater threat to Israel than Iran. Qadhafi spoke during a ceremony celebrating the 38th anniversary of foreign troops leaving Libya after he came to power in 1969. [AP] More
Thursday, 12 June, 2008: International Fuel Technology Inc. (IFT) signed a memorandum of understanding with Libya Oil Holdings Ltd. enabling International Fuel and a distribution partner to assist Libya Oil with its new product launch of premium diesel fuel that uses International Fuel technology. Libya Oil has a six-month option to purchase up to 1,700 tons of IFT's DiesoLIFT 10 at an introductory price. The premium diesel product launch will initially target markets in five countries with hopes that 20 percent of Libya Oil's diesel fuel sales will come from the product. IFT and distribution partner Vision Oil Services Ltd. will assist Libya Oil with the launch. As part of the deal, IFT received $2 million from Libya Oil and its affiliates on Monday from the sale of 4 million shares of IFT stock. Libya Oil and its affiliates were also issued an option to purchase up to an additional 10 million shares of IFT common stock at a weighted average purchase price of 55 cents per share. [BizJournals] More
Thursday, 12 June, 2008: A Symposium held in the French capital on economic and trade cooperation and investment between France and Libya. The symposium was organized by the international agency for development projects (AUB France) in cooperation with the joint French-Libyan Chamber of Commerce and the Embassy of France to the Great Jamahiriya under the slogan "Libya day". More than 80 French companies, 20 Libyan foundations in economic and trade participated in the symposium. [LJBC] More
Thursday, 12 June, 2008: Libyan leader Qaddafi said on Wednesday the U.S. was to blame for high world oil prices because it has caused a weak dollar, market speculation and geopolitical tension. "They are talking about oil prices saying they are very high - its not our fault," said the leader of the OPEC member. "This is the fault of America." "America is responsible for these increases because of the dollar's value, which is very low," he said in a speech at a rally at a former U.S. base to mark the 38th anniversary of the departure of U.S. troops. Without the impact of the weak dollar, the oil price would be $30 a barrel instead of $130, he said. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 12 June, 2008: Libyan leader Qadhafi has strongly objected to French plans for a 'Union for the Mediterranean', due to be launched on July 13 in Paris. Quoted by AFP, Qadhafi said "we are neither hungry nor dogs to be thrown bones". At a mini Arab summit in Tripoli, the informal leader of Libya threw sarcastic remarks at French President Sarkozy, who has been forced to water down his initial plan to make it acceptable by the EU. "The EU is taking care of its unity and the initiative of our dear friend Sarkozy was firmly rejected by Europe. The Arab league similarly will not accept its unity to be destroyed," Qadhafi stated. [EurActive] More
Thursday, 12 June, 2008: Libya excluded Danish companies from a big project for infrastructure development worth 150 billion dinars (more than 80 billion euro), in a protest against the publication of a satirical cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in the Danish press, the Libyan Government announced today. The decision of the Ministry of Economy puts into practice the economic boycott against Denmark decided last week by the Libyan Government, according to a governmental press release published today. "The boycott will exclude drugs, but will include the bid of Danish companies for the five-year development project of Libya worth 150 billion dinars," the press release affirms. The controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, ruled blasphemous by the Islamic world, were published for the first time in 2005 without a particular reaction. However, their later publication in the press of other countries caused bloody protests in various Muslim states. [AnsaMed] More
مراسل طبرق : الحكم على ادريس بوفايد ورفاقه

فيلادلفيا : ( د. جمعة عتيقة : مشروع قانون العقوبات الجديد )

( بودبوس والطرف الأقوى..!! ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

( تصدع وحدة أبو سفيان والنبي ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

اللجنة الإعلامية ـ المؤتمر الوطني : ( إلى متى تستمر الكارثة في ليبيا؟ )

Wednesday, 11 June, 2008: Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi has criticized French proposals for a union of Mediterranean states as an insult to Arabs and Africans. France proposed the union last year as a trading bloc that would include EU nations and other countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Mr. Qadhafi said Tuesday that Europe is enticing nations south of the Mediterranean to join the union by proposing joint development projects. He said Arabs and Africans do not want to be treated like beggars. Mr. Gadhafi was speaking in Libya's capital, Tripoli, at a one-day summit of North African states plus Syria. He told visiting leaders that joining a union with Europe would undermine existing Arab and African organizations. Mr. Gadhafi said that if Europe wants to cooperate with the region, it should work through the Arab League and the African Union. [VOA] More
Wednesday, 11 June, 2008: Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak will stay away from an Arab mini-summit in Libya to avoid an encounter with Syria's president, government officials said Tuesday. The mini-summit in Tripoli on Tuesday was initiated by Libyan leader Qadhafi to work out an Arab response to a French proposal to set up a European, Middle Eastern and North African strategic bloc. "In view of the President's engagements and tight schedule, he cannot participate in this summit," Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said. But other officials said Mubarak dodged the summit to avoid a reconciliation with Syria's Bashar Assad. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to speak to the media. [IHT] More
Wednesday, 11 June, 2008: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika left Algiers on Tuesday for Libya, where he will attend an Arab Heads of state summit on the proposed Mediterranean Union (UPM). The meeting will be held ahead of the launch of the UPM 13 July in Paris. It is expected to bring together leaders from Libya, Mauritania, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Syria and Egypt. [PANA] More
Wednesday, 11 June, 2008: The former Libyan Muslim Brotherhood movement leader, Salah Shalwi owed his resign, two days earlier, from the movement, to several factors, including the positive developments in the Libyan scene. He says, in a phone interview with El Khabar, from his residence in Switzerland, he wants interacting and working with the national forces in this context. El Khabar: You have owed your resign from both the Libyan and International Muslim Brotherhood Organization, for the changes taking place in Libya. Could you tell us more what kind of changes you are talking about? Salah Shalwi: Well, there has been a political deviation in Libya for ages, however, the developments I referred to were statements made by Saif Islam Kedaffi as well as movements noticed in the political scene by independent social forces, while starting raising important initiatives. In turn, the Power has started recognizing having committed faults. I think all these are positive and strong signs able to launch serious debate on core political and social issues. [El Khabar] More
تيّار الغدّ : ( صلاح الشلوي : إعلان استقلال تنظيمي عن جماعة الإخوان المسلمين )

( نظرات نقدية في الشعـر الشعبي (4)) بقلم : د. يونس فنوش

( هل تكون المنابر السياسية بداية لمرحلة جديدة..؟ ) بقلم : د. عبدالله جبريل

( عندما يكون التجني بغباء ) بقلم : محمد أمين العيساوي

Tuesday, 10 June, 2008: Leaders from Arab Mediterranean states will meet in Tripoli on Tuesday to seek a common stance on a proposed union of Mediterranean countries due to be launched next month, Libyan officials said. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will attend the mini summit, which will discuss Israel's role in the new union proposed by France and endorsed by EU leaders. Arab states fear joining the union alongside Israel might imply a normalisation of their relations with the Jewish state. "They will forge a common stand," an Arab diplomat said. "The only worry is the idea that Israel might join without needing to make any tangible concessions in peace talks with the Palestinians and Syrians." The union was originally proposed by France as a way of boosting ties with the EU's southern neighbours and improving trade and security cooperation. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 10 June, 2008: Sudan denied press reports accusing the neighboring Libya of funding and training a Darfur rebel group to attack Khartoum in an attempt to topple the Sudanese government. Last Saturday, a newspaper known in Khartoum as pro- National Congress Party and close to the Sudanese intelligence service, Akhir Lahza, published a report saying that Khartoum will break off diplomatic relations with Libya because it was involved in the rebel attack. During the first week following the coup, many officials launched insinuated accusations against a neighbouring country for its support to the attack carried out by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on May 10. The Sudanese foreign ministry notified on Monday to the Libyan Chargé d’affairs in Khartoum that reports published by some local newspapers accusing Libya of supporting the rebel JEM in its attack on Omdurman last month do not reflect the official position of the government. [ST] More
Tuesday, 10 June, 2008: Malaysian diplomats and trade officials welcomed Libyan businessmen and women to visit Malaysia, do business, trade, export and import with this developing Islamic country. Taking advantage of the economic opening up in Libya, the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation organized on Wednesday a seminar under the title "Malaysia-Libya Business Opportunities" and showed potential Libyan trade partners what they together could accomplish in the field of trade. In his welcoming speech, which was read on his behalf, the Malaysian Ambassador to Tripoli H.E. Dato' Zulkifli bin Yaacob, praised the bilateral relations between Libya and Malaysia and said there were much room to further cement these relations through trade and economic cooperation. Citing the extent of Libya's importance trade wise, the Malaysian Trade Commissioner in North Africa said his country would open a trade office in Tripoli soon. [TP] More
Tuesday, 10 June, 2008: A preparatory meeting for the 10-11 June first session of the Libya/Mauritania joint commission started off in Tripoli Sunday, with Libyan officials noting the 'deep relations' between the two countries. In comments made at the opening of the experts' meeting, the secretary for Arab Affairs at the Libyan general people's Committee for External Relations, Mohamed Tahar Siala, said the session would help strengthen the countries' relations and provide an opportunity to review the agreements signed by Tripoli and Nouakchott. The deputy minister at the Mauritanian foreign ministry in charge of the Maghreb, Mohamed Lemine Ould Nati, underlined the age-old relations between Libya and Mauritania in various areas. [PANA] More
Tuesday, 10 June, 2008: Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom and Italy's oil and gas company Eni plan to finalize the deal to swap assets in Libya before August, Gazprom's deputy chairman Alexander Medvedev told journalists. "The asset swap with Eni will be finalized regarding the Libyan assets, in the first place. This work is in its final stage and will end by August, before the period of leaves begins. The deal has to do primarily with Libya's Elephant oil field, he said. These talks are not related to Gazprom's option to buy out Eni's 20% sake in Gazprom Neft, he also said. Concerning the worth of the deal, Medvedev said it must be balanced. "A decision must be made on who will pay what," he said. The asset swap possibility is envisioned in an agreement between the two companies. "We are focusing on extraction projects within the framework of the swap," head of Gazprom's foreign economic operations Stanislav Tsygankov earlier told the press. [Interfax] More
Tuesday, 10 June, 2008: Dr Fenech Adami did not even have to spend a night in hospital. However, Malta's President was due to make a short visit to Libya on Tuesday and it was felt that it would be better to cancel the trip. Obviously it was appropriate that all other engagements were also cancelled,” sources said. No information was given on the ‘intervention’ carried out on Friday, revealed by the Department of Information in a brief statement on Sunday – but the sources said categorically that it was not a heart attack. [DI-VE] More
الساطور : بدون تعليق    المسحان : الفنان محمود اكريّم في ذمة الله

( شعار المؤمنات..!! ) بقلم : محمد عمر حسين

( الوطن وعاء الجميع ) بقلم : أبو أحمد

موقع ليبي جديد : ( صحيفة " أويـا " )

( المصالحة على الطريقة الليبية ) بقلم : عمر الكدي

Monday, 9 June, 2008: Tuareg capital and capital management house announces libya fund’s investment in a libyan oil services company Libyan Fund to target the investment opportunity of Libya’s rapidly expanding oil services market Tuareg Capital, the private equity group with focus on Libya and Capital Management House, the Bahrain based financial institution, announced today that their investment initiative, the Libya Fund, via TAB Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Fund has acquired a majority interest in Etelaf Oil Services, a Libyan based oil service company. TAB Energy will act as the Fund’s platform to capitalize on the highly attractive investment opportunities within the Libyan hydrocarbon sector. [Al Bawaba] More
Monday, 9 June, 2008: OPEC members saw no need on Sunday to pump more oil in response to last week's double-digit surge in oil prices to over $139 a barrel that top exporter Saudi Arabia described as unjustified. More pain was coming for consuming economies hurting from record fuel costs as prices were likely to climb further, officials from OPEC said. Oil soared more than $16 a barrel - over 13 percent - in a two-day rally on Thursday and Friday on weakness in the U.S. dollar and rising tension between Israel and Iran. "I think there is enough oil in the market," Shokri Ghanem, head of OPEC member Libya's National Oil Corporation, told Reuters. Saudi Arabia is the only OPEC member with capacity to boost output quickly and significantly. But Saudi Oil Minister and his Pakistani counterpart met on Sunday and agreed that the price rise was unjustified. [Reuters] More
Monday, 9 June, 2008: The Secretary of the GPC met in Tripoli today the visiting Secretary General of Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly MPA. Prospects of cooperation between GPC Secretariat and the assembly which comprises representatives of Mediterranean parliaments including combating pollution and illegal immigration were discussed in the meeting. The Secretary of the General People's Congress highlighted the Leader's vision of a Mediterranean that's peaceful and secure and medium for cultural exchange. He also stressed the Leader's vision for promoting development and progress through the spaces that are emerging in the world and the need to extend the regional grouping 5+5 to include Egypt and Greece. [JANA] More
Monday, 9 June, 2008: A Libyan cargo plane loaded with humanitarian assistance departed early Friday Maitiga Int'l Airport for the Republic of Benin. The shipment, which is provided by the Libya Aid Fund for Development in Africa of the GPC for Foreign Affairs, comprised of 20 tons of corn. The shipment also comprised of medical supply and vaccines provided by Qathafi Project for African Woman, Child & Youth. [JANA] More
Monday, 9 June, 2008: Three illegal immigrants died yesterday evening in a shipwreck off the Libyan coasts. The bodies and the survivors, 20 men and 7 women, were transferred this morning from the 'Ariete' motor trawler of Mazara del Vallo which had saved them to the 'Sirio ship of the Navy heading towards Sicily with destination Lampedusa or Porto Empedocle. The ship wrecked 140 miles off the Pelagie Islands. [AnsaMed] More
Monday, 9 June, 2008: Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, ... Libya ... Can you name the one - and the only - Muslim-majority state where Muslims blew up the Danish embassy killing at least eight other Muslims? Why, why Pakistan? I don't have all the answers. But, please have a look at what the Punjab Textbook Board is teaching 11-year old Pakistanis. Here is a paragraph from the Social Studies textbook for Class 7, page 43 (written by Dr M H Bokhari and S H Tahir): "European nations have been working during the past three centuries, through conspiracies on naked aggression to subjugate the countries of the Muslim world." ... This is for students of Class 9 and appears on page 3: "The economic system of (the) west was creating unsolvable problems and had failed to do justice with the people." 13- and 14-year-old students are being taught that "one of the reasons of the downfall of the Muslims was the lack of the spirit of jihad (Class 9-10; Pak Studies, page 7)." Our 'Curriculum of hate' is, hopefully, not producing suicide bombers but it is definitely breeding closet bombers who wholeheartedly support the ideals of suicide bombers being produced elsewhere. [The News] More
Monday, 9 June, 2008: The Chadian president paid yesterday a one-day visit to Tripoli for talks with the Libyan leader Qadhafi over the Sudanese accusations of Chadian support to the rebel coup on the Sudanese capital last month. According to the Chadian presidency website, President Idriss Deby held talks with Qadhafi on the Darfur crisis and the current tension between Khartoum and N’djamena. Deby informed "the Libyan Guide about the deterioration of relations between Chad and Sudan, the bellicose attitude of Omer El-Bashir marked by repeated attacks against Chad" said the Chadian presidency in a statement published on its website. [ST] More
تعازي إلى آل شلوف    تعزية إلى آل البشتي

فيلادلفيا : ( إذاعة درنة المحلية : برنامج "أثير المبدعين" (الحلقة الرابعة) )

( مجرّد رأي : 2- ما ينجح في اتشيلي قد لا ينجح الا في تشيلي ) بقلم : ابراهيم قدورة

فتحي بن خليفة : الأمازيغ والفلسفة (5)

( ويحدثونك عن النظرية والدستور ) بقلم : عبدالله الشبلي

موقع ليبي جديد : ( مدوّنة "نظرات نقدية" : د. يونس فنوش )    مدوّنات ليبية أخرى

Sunday, 8 June, 2008: Libya survived a late scare to secure a 1-0 win over Gabon in Group 5 of the 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Saturday. The north Africans sealed the win thanks to an awful own goal by Bruno Ecuele Manga in the 6th minute. Manga clumsily took the ball over his own line after a Hesham Shaba cross that didn't seem any real threat. The visitors emerged strongly after the break, setting up a frenetic second-half but the Libyans hung on for a hard-earned victory. [BBC] More
Sunday, 8 June, 2008: Greece Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos on Friday paid a one-day visit to Tripoli, Libya, following an invitation by his Libyan counterpart Dr. Mohamed Abu Ejaila Rashed. Avramopoulos had talks with Libyan government officials on the health system with the objective of promoting cooperation programs on health issues between the two countries. The two health ministers signed a memorandum of cooperation, which covers a broad spectrum of issues, such as scientific research and training, the exchange of scientific programs as well as cooperation in the sectors of medicine and of investments in health. [ANA] More
Sunday, 8 June, 2008: Indonesia pulled out of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) almost at the same time as U.S. automobile giant General Motors decided to build fewer pickup trucks and make an electric car. "We may be seeing the beginning of the end of the reign of oil and OPEC, because the global energy matrix is changing," Elie Habalián, a professor of graduate studies in oil economics and former Venezuelan governor at OPEC, told IPS. Indonesia joined OPEC in 1962. It leaves behind its longstanding fellow OPEC members Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, and two new member countries that joined in 2007, Angola and Ecuador. [IPS] More
Sunday, 8 June, 2008: Libya on Friday said it would wait about its membership in the Mediterranean Union proposed by French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Libyan foreign minister Abdulrahman Shalgham said in a press statement after the conclusion of a meeting of foreign ministers of Mediterranean countries, that Tripoli was not ready to approve the French project because "it is unclear to us." This issue needs more study, he said and called on the Arab Maghreb countries to wait before joining the proposed Mediterranean Union. Foreign ministers of 12 Mediterranean nations participated; these are Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Turkey, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Malta, and Portugal, besides the host country Algeria. [KUNA] More
أغنية ( ابنورك وين طلـّيتِ عليّه )

( الراحل كاظم نديم باق يعزف عوده في طرابلس ) بقلم : أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه

( حرب يونيو/ حزيران 1967 (2) ) بقلم : ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد

( تعويض الإنسان الليبي في جماهيرية الرقيق ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

( سليم الرقعي بإحساس ليبي ) بقلم : د. مصطفى عبدالله

جيل : ( ملف بطولة أوربا لكرة القدم : اليورو 2008 )

Saturday, 7 June, 2008: Italian rescuers on Friday recovered the bodies of 12 would-be immigrants who drowned after the boat that was carrying them to Europe capsized in waters between Italy and Libya, officials said. The shipwreck occurred late Thursday south of Lampedusa, a tiny Italian island that is closer to North Africa than mainland Europe, and some 50 miles off the Libyan coast, said Michele D'Andrea, an official with the port authority in the Sicilian capital of Palermo. He said an Italian fishing boat pulled 27 survivors, including seven women, from the sea while an Italian navy ship recovered the dead. The survivors were reported in good condition. Though their nationality was not known, they appeared to be from countries in the Horn of Africa, D'Andrea said. The immigrants were transferred to the navy ship, which was on course to Sicily. [IHT] More details
Saturday, 7 June, 2008: The Philippine government says Libya and Brunei have pledged to increase the numbers of their peacekeepers in the troubled southern island of Mindanao to 25 each. Our reporter in Manila, Shirley Escalante, says the peacekeepers are monitoring the ceasefire between Philippine security forces and the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front, or M.I.L.F. National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales says Libya and Brunei's pledge to send more peacekeepers would help maintain peace in Mindanao. Malaysia's withdrawal of 29 of its 40 peacekeepers has set off fears of renewed fighting in the region. [ABC] More details
Saturday, 7 June, 2008: A government level delegation will be in London this month for a major conference on economic and trade opportunities in Libya.The half-day meeting, themed 'The Libya of the Future', will be chaired by Sir Stephen Wright, CEO International Financial Services, and will be held at Mansion House on 17 June 2008. Guests will receive a welcome address by David Lewis, Lord Mayor of the City of London. Speakers include HE Mohamed Taher Siala, Assistant Secretary for Foreign Liaison & International Cooperation, Foreign Liaison Bureau; HE Dr Mahmoud Jibril, Secretary of the National Planning Council and Economic Development Board; HE Mustafa Zarti, Deputy Executive Director and Member of the Board of the Libyan Investment Authority; and HE Abdarrahman Al Gammoudi, Secretary, Libyan Foreign Investment Board. Sessions have been set aside for networking and discussion on why foreign businesses should invest in Libya. [BI-ME] More details
Saturday, 7 June, 2008: Wavefield Inseis has received a letter of interim arrangement from BP Exploration Libya Ltd for one of the world’s biggest 3D seismic acquisition and onboard processing contracts. The survey, which will take place in Libya's offshore Sirt basin, will be acquired with Wavefield's latest 3D vessel Geowave Endeavour and is expected to take approximately a year to complete. The contract will incorporate the industry's largest ever onboard processing project that includes SRME and full Pre-Stack Time Migration. "This award is another confirmation that Wavefield Inseis are fully accepted as a professional supplier of high-end acquisition and onboard processing services. It is of fundamental importance as it also reinforces our strategy of improving company visibility and moving forward," said Atle Jacobsen, CEO of Wavefield Inseis. [Oil Voice] More details
Saturday, 7 June, 2008: Portuguese Defence Minister Nuno Severiano Teixeira and his Libyan counterpart, Gen. Ahmed Mahmoud Ali Azwei, signed a bilateral security and defence cooperation agreement Wednesday in Lisbon. The Portuguese Defence Ministry described the memorandum of understanding as “an important stage in bilateral relations”, following recent closer ties between Lisbon and Tripoli. The accord called for the creation of a joint commission to accompany security and defence cooperation and plans for future programmes for the exchange of defence experiences, military training, peacekeeping, and the sale of military equipment. Lisbon’s growing links to Libya take place in the framework of the 5+5 Group that binds five southern European countries, including Portugal, to five North African nations bordering the Mediterranean. [The News] More details
Saturday, 7 June, 2008: The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and the Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (LAIP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that would enable both parties enter into partnership in co-financing and information sharing. The LAIP is a US$ 50 billion state-owned investment fund created in 2006 to foster investments in African countries. The MOU was signed on Friday in Tunis by the AfDB Group President, Donald Kaberuka and the LAIP Managing Director, Abdulfatah Sharif, in the presence of the AfDB Executive Director for Libya, Ahmed Tahar Tabib as well as top management of the Bank. [APO] More details
Saturday, 7 June, 2008: Oil prices, which last month hit a record high above $135 a barrel, will probably rise to $140 soon, the head of Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Friday. Investment bank Morgan Stanley, one of Wall Street's biggest energy traders, was even more bullish, saying that crude may reach $150 by July 4 due to robust Asian demand and falling inventories. "The general trend is for the price to continue up and up," Shokri Ghanem, head of NOC, told Reuters. "I think pretty soon it will reach $140." [Reuters] More details
مقالات د. جاب الله موسى حسن ( السنوات 2003 ـ 2008 )

( مرسى ديلة ) عدسة : جلال عثمان

( السيرة النبوية (42) ) بقلم : د. علي محمد الصلابي

( اللجان الثورية والعودة لصوت الواقع والعقل!؟ ) بقلم : سليم الرقعي

( تلاقح الحضارات! (3) ) بقلم : فرج بوالعَـشّة

تعازي إلى آل برشان    تعازي إلى آل الهنيد

فيلادلفيا : ( إذاعة درنة المحلية : برنامج "أثير المبدعين" (الحلقة الثالثة) )

( من التراث الإنساني : حكايات شعبية من إيطاليا ) بقلم : د. يونس فنوش

( تسعيرة المواطن الليبي ) بقلم : موسى عبدالكريم

Friday, 6 June, 2008: A new trial for a German engineer accused of aiding Libya's nuclear program opened Thursday in Stuttgart's state court, two years after the original proceedings were stopped due to confusion over evidence. Prosecutors accuse Gotthard Lerch of playing a key role in the network of Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, saying he supplied Tripoli sensitive technology with full knowledge Libya was seeking atomic weapons. Lerch faces charges he broke German export and weapons laws by helping supply uranium-enriching equipment to Libya between 1999 and 2003. Libya has since abandoned its nuclear program. Lerch, who denies the charges, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. [IHT] More details
Friday, 6 June, 2008: The Secretary of Immigration Affairs at the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation yesterday met with the Libyan people of the community in the capital of Malta Valletta , where they discussed some issues that concern them and the optimal ways to solve their problems and promoting social and professional ties between them. [LJBC] More details
Friday, 6 June, 2008: In Libya, people are starting to get their water from one of the most unlikely places on Earth: the Saharan desert. About 30 years ago, scientists looking for oil found water instead - and there is now a multi-billion dollar pipeline to pump it to Libya's coastal cities. But most people in the desert still draw water from wells, waiting for rain, and hoping their oases will not run dry. In the early 1980s, Libyan President Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi decided to pump this unlikely desert resource to Libya. More than 20 years later, a pipe big enough to pass a truck runs beneath the desert, carrying water to Libyan coastal cities. [VOA News] More details
Friday, 6 June, 2008: Qatari Islamic bank Masraf Al-Rayan said on Thursday it was seeking approval from its country's central bank to open a representative office in North African oil-producing nation Libya. Libya, with a population of 5 million and the biggest holder of oil reserves in Africa, is moving to modernise its banking system but faces an uphill task in a command economy where cash is still king, firms struggle to get credit and reforms can fall prey to influential opponents. Masraf Al-Rayan, the fourth-largest lender in Qatar by market value, said in a statement on the Doha bourse website it was looking to enter the Libyan market in order to carry out commercial and investment banking activities. [Arabian Business] More details
Friday, 6 June, 2008: Libya has underlined that it is in favor of a Union for the Mediterranean (UM) that includes the ten Euro-Mediterranean countries forming the 5+5 group, in addition to Egypt and Greece, Map news agency reports. "The logical solution is to bring together, within this union, only Mediterranean countries," said personal envoy of the Libyan leader, Ahmed Qadhaf Al-Dam al-Qadhafi, at the opening ceremony of the international congress which began yesterday in in Fez under the theme: "The Union for the Mediterranean: What conditions for what prospects?" He underlined that "it is time to usher in a new stage of cooperation between the two shores of the Mediterranean, where security, peace, understanding and cooperation prevail." [AnsaMed] More details
Friday, 6 June, 2008: Reports from Libya say that up to 60 Somali people are missing following they traveled with rickety boat from coast of Libya to Italia sources said. The boast has left from Libya on the fifth of May where waves of winds were thrashing the tides of the full shark sea. Its yet unknown where the missed boat about. One of the immigrant's traffickers who declined to disclose his name told Shabelle by phone from Libyan capital Tripoli that the missing immigrants drowned. [Shabelle Media Network] More details
( حرب يونيو/ حزيران 1967 (1) ) بقلم : ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد

( الذكرى الرابعة والعشرون لاستشهاد أعز الرفاق ) بقلم : الشارف الغرياني المحامي

Dr Fathi Akkari : The Love of Libya (4)

سليم الرقعي : إلى ضيف الغزال في ذكراه

( ماندارين الصين ونـَخـْبة الخِـنـْبة والبرتقال الهشّ! ) بقلم : رمضان جربوع

Thursday, 5 June, 2008: Foreign oil companies operating in Libya must sponsor first division football clubs if they want to take part in development projects, the state-run National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Wednesday. Sponsorship contracts have already been signed by 16 national and foreign companies to finance football teams. The football move comes a year after foreign oil companies in Libya were made to adopt local Arabic names to reflect the country's history and geography. OPEC member Libya is Africa's number two oil producer with a current output of 1.8 million bpd, and is thought to have reserves totalling 43 billion barrels. Foreign firms flocked to do business with Libya after the UN lifted sanctions on the country, ending a 20-year isolation, after Libyan leader Muaammer al-Qadhafi publicly renounced weapons of mass destruction in 2003. [AFP] More details
Thursday, 5 June, 2008: Libya's National Oil Corp. (NOC) will focus on boosting the nation's petroleum production, leaving plans for expansion abroad to Libya Oil Holding Co., the country's top oil official said. "NOC aims to increase output inside Libya," Chairman Shokri Ghanem said today by telephone from Tripoli, explaining the government's petroleum policy. ``Expansion abroad is the field of the Libyan Investment Authority and its units, like Libya Oil.'' State-run Libya Oil Holding, previously called Tamoil Africa, operates gasoline stations in African nations including Egypt and Burkina Faso, and plans to build two pipelines, one between Kenya and Uganda and another to supply 5 countries with oil products from a Ugandan refinery. [Bloomberg] More details
Thursday, 5 June, 2008: The hefty contracts prominent Washington law and lobbying firms have signed with Libya are under attack from attorneys representing victims of terrorism. According to attorneys involved, Blank & Rome , the Livingston Group and White & Case have been notified that the assets from these contracts may be used to fund compensation for victims of terrorist attacks that are linked to their new client, Libya. The claims are being made under a new provision that Congress passed this past January. It allows assets on U.S. soil attached to past and present state sponsors of terrorism to be seized in order to pay the court settlements won by the attacks’ victims. “If they have to do business with American firms, they are going to have to pay their debts. That’s all there is to it,” said Thomas Fortune Fay, an attorney representing victims of the 1986 terrorist attack at Berlin’s La Belle discotheque, which has been linked back to Libya. [The Hill] More details
Thursday, 5 June, 2008: A high level academic delegation from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada is currently in Libya to establish academic cooperation with Libyan universities. The delegation is consisted from Professor Samy A. Mahmoud, President and Vice Chancellor of Carleton University and Professor A. O. Abd El Halim, Chair of Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the same university. Speaking to The Tripoli Post after holding a meeting with the President of Al-Fateh University, Professor Mahmoud said "we are here mainly to explore the fields of cooperation with ?Libyan universities and implement joint advanced research programs." Mr. Mahmoud said that they would also establish exchange programs that include ?students and faculty between Carleton University and the University of Gar Yunis in Benghazi and University of Al-Fateh. [TP] More details
Thursday, 5 June, 2008: Speculators are to blame for price fluctuations that have pushed oil to record levels and the recent price decline vindicates OPEC's refusal to raise production, Libya's top official said. ``There is plenty of oil in the market,'' Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp., said in a phone interview from Tripoli today. Oil prices are disconnected from the fundamental changes in supply and demand, he said. On May 22, Ghanem said prices could potentially reach $200 a barrel and most members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries are producing as much as they can. Oil futures traded in New York reached a record $135.09 a barrel that day, and have since declined to $124.15. [Bloomberg] More details
فيلادلفيا : ( إذاعة درنة المحلية : برنامج "أثير المبدعين" (الحلقة الثانية) )

الساطور : تفضلوا المايك..

( حقول اثنراي ) ترجمة : صلاح الحداد

( محمود الناكوع.. ماذا؟! ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

( فرصة كبيرة ضائعة ) بقلم : مجاهد البوسيفي

Wednesday, 4 June, 2008: Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist A Q Khan told US media Tuesday that he was not responsible for passing nuclear secrets to Iran and Libya, backpedaling from his earlier admissions. In an interview with the McClatchy news organization in Pakistan, Khan said that he introduced Tripoli and Tehran to Western businesses who provided the know-how on building a nuclear weapons program. Khan, regarded as the father of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, said in a televised confession in February 2004 that he had run a network that passed atomic secrets and smuggled equipment and technological advice to Iran, North Korea and Libya. But he recanted that admission in his interview with McClatchy, telling the news agency that he had merely given Iran and Libya "very small advice" on where to acquire the technology. "When Iran and Libya wanted to do their program, they asked our advice. We said: 'OK, these are the suppliers, who provide all.'" Khan said that the companies who provided the technology to the two rogue regimes were European. [AFP] More details
Wednesday, 4 June, 2008: If North Korea tried to teach Libya how to go nuclear, then South Korea may be able to help the Middle-Eastern country divert to a safer, cleaner and more plentiful type of energy ― the sun. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) said Tuesday that it will develop an advanced type of solar energy generation system for the Renewable Energies and Water Desalination Research Center (REWDRC) of Libya. The REWDRC, formerly the Tajoura (Tajura) Nuclear Research Center, is the same agency that North Korea is suspected of having delivered uranium to back in 2001 for the construction of nuclear bombs. Libya announced its decision to drop its nuclear weapons program in 2003. For the solar project, the government research agencies of South Korea and Libya and a Korean research firm named KONES said that they will invest $5 million each over the next five years to develop a cost-efficient solar generating system known as ``dye-sensitized solar cells.'' For the final negotiation over the deal, REWDRC's director Salem Ghurbal arrived in Korea on Tuesday, they said, adding they will soon sign an official contract. [Korea Times] More details
Wednesday, 4 June, 2008: Germany's E.ON, Europe's largest utility, said it has opened an office in Algeria and plans to open one in Libya to get access to more liquefied natural gas from the region. "The company is banking on a cooperation with Algerian state company Sonatrach," E.ON said in a statement on Tuesday. "The opening of an office in Libya is planned in the medium term." [Reuters] More details
Wednesday, 4 June, 2008: Malta's opposition spokesman for foreign affairs Leo Brincat said it was time for a new stocktaking exercise on the current situation with irregular immigration, and that more countries should follow the USA's lead in taking in irregular immigrants, "putting their money where their mouth is". Mr Brincat said irregular immigration had surprisingly not featured as a major issue in the recent general elections. This was right, because the topic should never divide government and opposition politically. Note should be taken of the great burden being placed on Malta's resources through irregular immigration, while Malta itself should always respect its onuses in the matter. There should be a proper stocktaking of the situation, especially in view of recent international developments. The government should speak out about such developments, such as the Italo-Libyan agreement for Italian and Libyan patrol boats to patrol the Libyan coast in an effort to stop boatloads of irregular immigrants heading for Italy. [Times Of Malta] More details
Wednesday, 4 June, 2008: It was a hilarious paradox. From Benghazi to the capital city of Tripoli, the people could not contain their ecstasy. The Muslim Theocracy of Libya had struck oil! A weeping King Idris Sanusi went on air to address his expectant people, ‘Do not celebrate because of the news that Libya has found oil’. Rather, he admonished them to pray, for “oil is bad news, anywhere there is oil, there is trouble”. True to his prophesy, he was in no time overthrown by a 29-year-old ascetic Colonel. Ignoring her last monarch and his historic predictions, Libya garnered the extra petro dollars, feasting in troubled waters from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sahara wastes. Moumah Gaddaffi exported trouble across the Red Sea, promoting the PLO and challenged the OAU to abandon its neutral stand in the Middle East. In those days when Gaddaffi played on the world’s balcony, he overstretched the national resources of Libya, interfering in the Chadian conflict, which financed coups in Sudan downing civilian airlines and sponsored the Western Saharan secessionists. [Vanguard] More details
Wednesday, 4 June, 2008: Libya and Brunei are considering sending more peacekeepers to the southern Philippines to safeguard a fragile 2003 cease-fire between government troops and the country's largest Muslim rebel group, a Philippine official said. Malaysia has been brokering peace talks between Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front since 2001, and leads a 60-man truce-monitoring team also comprising representatives from Libya, Brunei and Japan. But Malaysia began pulling its more than 40 peacekeepers out in May in a sign of impatience at a monthslong impasse in the peace process. The Philippine government has appealed for more peacekeepers from Muslim countries to help fill that vacuum, NSA Norberto Gonzalez said. [IHT] More details
فيلادلفيا : ( إذاعة درنة المحلية : برنامج "أثير المبدعين" (الحلقة الأولى) )

( المقرحي قد يطلق سراحه هذه السنة ( وبلاش فضايح )! ) ترجمة : رمضان جربوع

( مرحباً بالمشانق ) بقلم : عزالدين اللواج

خواطر إمرأة من زمن الحب : شراع

Tuesday, 3 June, 2008: Engineers and professors in Houston will play an active role in a $50 billion project in Libya. Libya has launched a public works program on a global investment scale to improve housing, roads, bridges, water and utilities. Late last year, the Libyan Housing and Infrastructure Board awarded a contract worth as much as $524 million over five years to AECOM. The Los Angeles company with more than 32,000 employees and 2007 revenue of $4.2 billion will oversee every facet of the program. A newly created Houston-based entity called AECOM Libya Housing and Infrastructure will provide primary support for the massive infrastructure improvement program. Last week, AECOM announced a partnership with Rice University and the University of Houston that involves a civil and environmental engineering training program for Libyans currently managing various segments of the country's infrastructure and housing. More than 100 Libyan executives, engineers and technical specialists will undergo knowledge transfer and training on program management, construction management and inspection, and planning and design. [Houston Business Journal] More details
Tuesday, 3 June, 2008: A twinning agreement for cooperation in the sectors of fishing, agriculture and research was signed this morning in Mazara Del Vallo between the Chamber of Commerce of Trapani and the Chamber of Commerce of Benghazi (Libya). The agreement was signed by vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce of Trapani, Nicola Giacalone, and vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce of Benghazi, Gamal Bargathi, in the presence of Egyptian Minister for Fisheries, Ezzat Awwad Ibrahim, Libyan director-general for fisheries, Hussein Marai, and Tunisian Minister for Fisheries, Abderrazak Daaloul. "This is no formal agreement, but we plan to follow this twinning with concrete actions in tune with the Chamber of Commercés actions aimed at the internationalisation of the Trapani-based companies," Giacalone said. "The initiative between the two countries is a good condition for peace and cooperation," Bargathi said. Another agreement between the fishing district of Mazara Del Vallo and the Chamber of Commerce of Benghazi was also signed. [AnsaMed] More details
الساطور : دونك يحاجة..

تعزية إلى آل الحريري    تعزية إلى آل أبوصبع    تعزية إلى آل لعيرج    تعازي إلى آل جعفر

فتحي بن خليفة : الأمازيغ والفلسفة (4)

( نظرات نقدية في الشعـر الشعبي (3)) بقلم : د. يونس فنوش

( الرعاع / الصياع / الزعران ) بقلم : فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي

الصيّاد : سكان الأكواخ يستنجدون..    حديقة البلدية.. مُسمّى مفقود

المسجـّل : تسجيل لندوة "غرفة المؤتمر" / بالتوك ـ السبت 31 مايو 2008م

( صحافة بنكهة القات ) بقلم : طارق القزيري

( من يقترح ومن يرفض؟! ) بقلم : عيسى عبدالقيوم

( الناكوع يخلط الأوراق ) بقلم : د. مصطفى عبدالله

( الشعب الليبي مخدر أم ذليل.. ) بقلم : عبدالله عبدالرحيم

Monday, 2 June, 2008: Libyan President Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi could be making his long-awaited state visit to Malta later this year, according to ambassador Saad El Shlmani. "I don't have any details to be honest but I think this year he will come," the ambassador told The Sunday Times. Following an invitation by the government, he had been similarly tipped to come to Malta last year, as well as in 2005. Three years ago the Maltese government had even received a note verbale from the Libyan embassy confirming that Qadhafi had agreed to visit the island after more than 20 years. Malta and Libya relations went through a roller-coaster phase in the 1970s and early 1980s. The last time Col Gaddafi visited Malta was in 1984 [Times of Malta] More details
Monday, 2 June, 2008: Ghana coach, Sellas Tetteh believes the Black Stars are well placed of qualifying for the 2010 African Nations Cup and World Cup after a win over Libya. The Black Stars’ hopes of reaching another World Cup berth got off to a winning start in Group 5 with a 3-0 home win over Libya at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday in the African zone group four qualifier. Goals from the striking pair of Prince Tagoe – handed a starting role for the first time in a senior shirt – and Junior Agogo before a final from Laryea Kingston. Libya could have unsettled Ghana before the 10th minute as coming close twice but Black Stars goalkeeper, Richard Kingson put in great efforts to deny them a goal. [GhanaFA] More details
Monday, 2 June, 2008: The Secretary of African Union Affairs at GPC for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation and Dr. Mustafa Othman Ismael, advisor to Sudanese President reviewed bilateral relation and means of promoting it. During the meeting, which was held in Tripoli, they reviewed the recent developments in the Sudan-Chad relations. They also reviewed the ongoing preparations for the 10th session (CEN-SAD) conference, which will held in the Benin next June, the forthcoming session of the African union conference, set to be held in the Egyptian city of Sharam Al-Sheikh, and the Arab developments. [LJBC] More details
Monday, 2 June, 2008: Tripoli reacted with anger to the recent appointment of right-wing politician Roberto Calderoli to the new Italian Cabinet, saying it would stop cooperating on immigration. Libya's Ambassador to Malta Saad El Shlmani is more soothing in his words. He speaks to Mark Micallef on oil issues, immigration and Libya's problem with patrols. Micallef: Minister Tonio Borg said in Parliament last week that he was expecting an imminent "breakthrough" in the discussions with Libya over the disputed demarcation line of the continental shelf. Does this mean we could see a joint exploration deal soon? El Shlmani: The issue was raised in April during a meeting between Minister Tonio Borg, our foreign affairs minister and our deputy prime minister. From past experience, we either go to the international court like we did in 1984 or we explore the possibility of a joint exploration. I think we will start with a discussion on how we can work together. [Times of Malta] More details
Monday, 2 June, 2008: The Libyan Basketball Federation has officially offered to host the 1st African Nations Championship qualifiers for Basketball's World Cup. Alen Karar, the head of the African Basketball Federation who recently paid a visit to the country and also made a courtesy call on the Libyan Leader, made the announcement of Libya's application. During his visit to Libya, Karar also had a meeting with Eng. Mohammed Al-Qathafi, chairman of the Libyan Olympic Committee. Libya's application is expected to be discussed at the African Federation's next meeting. [Basketball in Africa] More details
Monnday, 2 June, 2008: There were only two games played yesterday in the round 19. Jazera - Ahli Tripoli 56-63 at Nelson Mandela Sports Gym. , Zwara Ittihad - Shabab 79-70 at Cortoba Sports Gym. ,Tripoli The game between Ittihad and defending champion Shabab could be called game of the season for both teams. The stake was very high as many experts predict it could be almost championship final game. There were no surprises as it was actually the best game of this season so far. 1st & 2nd quarters were very close and the lead was changed 9 times. Ittihad won that period slightly with two point lead (21-19). [Basketball in Africa] More details
Monnday, 2 June, 2008: North Korea has not been linked to a terrorist attack in more than two decades, but it is still on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Meanwhile, Washington has what appears to be fresh evidence that Venezuela supported Colombian guerrillas that the U.S. considers terrorists. Yet the terrorism list does not include Venezuela, a major oil supplier to the U.S. Libya got on the list because the U.S. blamed it for terrorist attacks that killed Americans in the 1980s. But it took more than its pledge to stop supporting terrorism and pay compensation to the families of terror victims to get it off the list; it also had to abandon WMD programs. James Lewis, a former State Department official who worked on sanctions in the Clinton administration, said the list gives the U.S. leverage on non-terrorism issues. The message is: "Do the right thing and we'll take you off the list," said Lewis, an analyst at the Center for Strategic and Int'l Studies think tank. [AP] More details
الساطور : ليبيا الغد

قورينا : مثقفون ليبيون ينتقدون الأنحطاط المهني..    مختارات من المكتبة العربية

اللجنة الإعلامية ـ المؤتمر الوطني : ( أوضاع الشعب تحت حكم القذافي )

Sunday, 1 June, 2008: The top-secret document at the heart of the Lockerbie bombing appeal confirms beyond doubt the bomb timer was supplied to countries other than Libya, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. The document also gives "considerable detail" on how the use of a small bomb concealed inside a radio-cassette recorder was consistent with Palestinian terrorists rather than Libyans, according to a prominent legal source who has seen the paper. Important pillars of the Crown's case against Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the Libyan serving life for the atrocity, are "knocked down" by the contents of the document, added the source. Last week, during a hearing in Edinburgh, Scotland's senior judge, Lord Hamilton, and two of his colleagues listened to legal arguments about whether Megrahi's defence should be allowed to see the document. [Scotland on Sunday] More details
Sunday, 1 June, 2008: The United States confirmed Thursday it was talking with Libya in London to establish "a fair compensation mechanism" for the relatives of US victims of Libyan terrorist attacks. The State Department said representatives from both countries met in London Thursday and Friday to reach "a claims settlement agreement." "Both parties affirmed their desire to work together to resolve all outstanding claims in good faith and expeditiously through the establishment of a fair compensation mechanism," it said in a statement. A State Department spokesman denied a Libyan newspaper report that the talks also involved compensation for Libyan victims of American military response to Libyan terrorist attacks. Libya claims 41 people were killed in US raids on Tripoli and Benghazi in April 1986, 11 days after three Americans were killed in a terrorist bombing of La Belle discotheque in Berlin. "That is a concern that they have raised," said the spokesman, and added: "There is no US gvt appropriated fund going to be used to satisfy those claims." [AFP] More details
Sunday, 1 June, 2008: Some commentators are asking whether the Libyans, who have a second rate pedigree in Africa, may be able to overcome the deficiencies to run [Ghana's national team,] the Black Stars off their feet. True, the Libyans may lack the skills and power of the Black Stars, but the potential to launch a physical assault that may wear down the Ghanaians is there. In fact, they may come with all guns blazing. Sellas displayed a lot of modesty when he told this reporter that “I have some respect for the Libyans who have 95 per cent of the team playing in the local league.” The changing face of football had resulted in many shocking defeats to teams considered overwhelming favourites. Over the years, Libya had improved technically and their knowledge of the game had seen some upswing. That is why Sellas thinks it is always dangerous to underrate teams considered underdogs. “We are never going to underrate Libya in any way”, the coach said. [Graphic Online] More details
Sunday, 1 June, 2008: Years of embargo led to a major degradation of the Libyan civil aviation infrastructure. But with its reintroduction into the global economic system, competition for the modernisation of the Libyan fleet is already heating up. In Summer 2007, the two Libyan carriers ordered 26 aircraft, confirming the vast potential of the Libyan market. Essentially benefiting the European giant Airbus, Libyan Airlines ordered 15 units, of which four are the long-haul carriers A350-800 XWB, four A330-200 and seven A320. Afriqiyah Airways ordered 11 units, comprised of six A350, four A350 and three A330 under specific option terms. This latest deal, in addition to the 12 units ordered by Afriqiyah in July 2006, shows the ability of Airbus to strike in places where Boeing has long sought a strong and dominant competitive position. As such Airbus will get US$3.6 billion. But Airbus is not the only one making strong inroads in the promising Libyan market. Negotiations with the Canadian Bombardier are said to be near the final stage for the purchase of three aircraft. [BI-ME] More details
Sunday, 1 June, 2008: When it comes to Basketball in Libya, the league championship, made up of 12 teams is proving very evenly balanced with defending champions Al-Nasser leading the way with 15 points from eight matches. But it looks as if they would be hard-pressed to repeat last season's feat. Al-Nasser's points' tally is one ahead of four other teams, currently sharing the runner up spot and quite capable of keeping their challenge to the very end. They are, Alshabab, Al-Ittihad, and the two Al-Ahli clubs of Tripoli and Benghazi. Al-Morog are two points adrift on 12, while Al Madina in 7th place (11 pts), sharing the total with two other teams, Al-Hilal and Al-Jazeera. Bringing up the rear are Al-Yarmouk with 10, Al Tahade with nine and Al-Wahda with eight points. Al Wahda is also the only ones yet to enjoy the satisfaction of a victory. [Basketball in Africa] More details
Sunday, 1 June, 2008: A Swiss court has rejected the bail application of two brothers accused of helping Libya's now-abandoned effort to build a nuclear bomb. The federal criminal court said in a ruling published on Friday that Urs and Marco Tinner should remain in pre-trial detention because of the risk they might abscond if released. A lawyer for Urs Tinner said his client would appeal the ruling. The two men and their father, Friedrich, released in 2006, have been linked to the nuclear smuggling network of Dr A Q Khan. [The News] More details
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