Libya:
News and Views [ November 2008 نوفمبر ]


Click here for today's news

Ghoma: To Distribute Cash Or Something Else..

عيسى عبدالقيوم : مِن جـِراب الحاوي

مواطن : رد على مقالة د. فتحى العكارى     رفيق : ثقافة ذبح البشر

عاشور الورفلي : أنت تخاطب جثة وأوباش

ادرار نفوسة : اتقوا الله في عباد الله يا دعاة شرع الله

منير سالم : عيد الأضحى.. ليس الليبيون من يخطيء وحدهم

نصر سعيد عقوب : نظرة على أحداث الكفرة

د. مصطفى الزائدي : يسألونك عن أبو سليم

د. فتحي العكاري : سألتهم فقالوا ما يريدون

Sunday, 30 November, 2008: An attorney for family members in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New York related to four victims of Pan Am Flight 103 claims Bank of America refused to accept $7.7 million in compensation checks this week. "This is a lot of money," said Washington attorney Mark Zaid on Friday. "But how am I supposed to disburse this settlement money if I can't deposit it in the bank?" Zaid said Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America, the nation's largest commercial bank, has not explained to him why it refused to take the deposits. Spokesmen for Bank of America could not be reached for comment yesterday. The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 by Libyan terrorists killed 259 passengers and crew members. [Pittsburgh Live] More
Sunday, 30 November, 2008: PT Pertamina is moving ahead with an expansion plan, with the state oil and gas company in talks with Verenex Energy Inc. to buy the Canada-based firm's stakes in an oil field in the Ghadames Basin, Libya. The field, known as Area 47, is operated by Verenex and Indonesia's largest publicly listed oil company, PT Medco Energi, with each holding 50 percent of the interest. "Verenex may pull out from the block. As the drilling has been done, we think why not to enter into this block," said Pertamina's upstream director Karen Agustiawan Friday. Karen said Area 47 may begin production in 2011. [The Jakarta Post]
More
Sunday, 30 November, 2008: Libya's national football team B coach, Tunisian Faouzi Benzarti, has invited 25 players for Saturday's match against Morocco in Rabat in the newly introduced Championship of African Nations (CHAN) football competition exclusively reserved for local footballers. The winner of the two-leg series will qualify for the first championship slated for Côte d'Ivoire in 2009. Following is the list of players who have been invited: Samir Aboud, Jumaa Ktit, Muftah Gazala, Mouhaned Doukali, Ali Al-Hassi, Mahmoud Makhlouf, Abdenasser Saad, Ahmed Al Taouarghi, Walid Sbai, Mourad Aboud, Omar Daoud, Younès Chibani, Khaled Hussein, Ali Rhouma, Nader Kara, Ahmed Al- Massli, Ahmed Saad, Aboubacar Labidi, Haythem Al-Fazani, Arfa Al-Nakoua, Hachem Dalla, Ahmed Zouei, Oussama Al-Fazani, Alla Al-Chami and Mohamed Al-Sanani. [PANA]
More
Sunday, 30 November, 2008: Ali Slama, head of Slama Frères group, will open very soon an industrial unit of vegetal oils in Libya. The group will invest 6 Tunisian Dinars in the present time, for conditioning and bottling, but which will be ready for all the production chain of vegetal oils, was built in partnership with the Libyan Mohamed Banabdelkerim, who was the representative of the brand Nejma of the Group Slama Frères in Libya. The Libya partner will hold 40% of the new company, subsidiary of the group, called Nejma Edible Oil. [Tripoli Post]
More
Sunday, 30 November, 2008: Colette Warbrook talks to Leonard Roberts about his 24-year Army career, which took him to Germany, Libya and Northern Ireland The year was 1969 and Leonard Roberts was serving with the British Army, in Libya. But what began as an ordinary exercise turned into something far different when Colonel Muammar Gaddafi led a military coup in [Libya]. "I was in Libya when Colonel Gaddafi took over," says Leonard, aged 60, of Water Street, Boothen. "I was there on an exercise in the desert, but it turned into something semi-active."We ended up guarding an airfield in Libya because the RAF personnel were evacuated to Cyprus." In the coup, King Idris was toppled and the country's monarchy was brought to an end. And Leonard, who served with the 16th/5th Queens Royal Lancers, remained in Libya for three months. [This Is Staffordshire]
More
Sunday, 30 November, 2008: Manila - Troops from Brunei and Libya have decided to remain in Mindanao to continue their peace monitoring role until the end of February, said Manila's peace adviser, Hermogenes Esperon. Meanwhile Japan, worried about the worsening situation in the south of the Philippines, has asked the country's government and its largest Muslim rebel group to resume peace talks. Japan said it was keeping its two-member aid team in conflict areas on the southern island of Mindanao to complete about US$86 million ($125 million) worth of development projects in Muslim communities. "Japan calls on the government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to make efforts to break the deadlock with flexible attitude and to resume peace negotiations," Tokyo's embassy in Manila said in a statement. [BruDirect]
More
تعازي إلى آل أبوهمود

د. مصطفى عبدالله : واحسرتاه على جامعاتنا

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : من سيدنا يوسف إلى دومنيك!

المحمودي : محور الخير ومحور الشر (3)

رمضان جربوع : الإعلام الحر.. أحد أركان الأمن القومي!

الساطور : مركز الكتاب الأخضر     رفيق : صدّق أو لا تصدّق!!

عبدالله الهليب : معاً من أجل دعم الثورة الأم بليبيا

فتحي العريبي : طمس وتجاهل حقوق الملكية الفنية..

صفحات من كتاب (الفنان علي الجهاني) تأليف : السنوسي محمد (2)

Saturday, 29 November, 2008: Washington, Nov 28 (Reuters) - The first U.S. ambassador to Libya in three decades will be sworn in on Dec. 17 and take up his post a few days later, the U.S. State Department said on Friday in a further sign of the two nations' improving ties. Gene Cretz, a career U.S. diplomat whose foreign postings have included Tel Aviv, Damascus, Cairo, Islamabad, New Delhi, and Beijing, was confirmed as Washington's ambassador to Libya by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 20. There has been a dramatic warming in U.S.-Libyan ties since Tripoli's December 2003 decision to abandon the pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and the subsequent resolution of disputes over bombings that Washington long blamed on Libya. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 29 November, 2008: Libya is an extremely safe country in which to travel. Hostility of any kind towards foreigners is practically nonexistent, theft is extremely rare and Libyans will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Unlike elsewhere in North Africa, Libyans will rarely hassle you for information about getting a visa to your country. Overcharging of foreign visitors is also very rare. The most dangerous areas for unexploded mines are in the area around Tobruk and the Egyptian border south to the area around Al-Jaghbub. But as you'll be travelling with a guide, you're unlikely to stray into areas where unexploded mines still lie. The Tibesti area is off-limits to travellers due to unexploded mines left over from Libya's war with Chad in the 1980s. In the late 1990s, a 4WD vehicle set off one of these mines, whereafter the region was closed. [The Age] More
Saturday, 29 November, 2008: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov received secretary of the Libyan committee on international ties [Mohammed al-Badri], said the press service for the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan. At the meeting the sides discussed results of the first session of the Azerbaijani-Libyan intergovernmental commission, held in Baku on November 2 and appreciated the protocol, signed at the session, which will play an important role in the development of bilateral relations. The sides noted that existing contracts between the two countries create a basis for strengthening and expansion of intergovernmental relations and intensive mutual visits are needed to apply these contracts in practice. [Today] More
ليلى الهوني : إستراتيجية التعامل مع الحمار

قورينا : ‮"‬عليك قـُوّ‮ ‬حكومه‮"..!‬     أويا : بوش الأب ‬يتمنـّى

حسين الساكت : وصال.. تلك الطفلة

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (2)

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

أحمد الطرابلسي : حقيقة المقال في الرد على "أبو رغال"

Friday, 28 November, 2008: Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- OPEC has all options open, including a cut in production, when it meets this weekend in Cairo, said Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corp. Ministers from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries must assess members’ compliance with previous cuts before deciding on what action is needed to stabilize prices, Ghanem, Libya’s top oil official, said today in an interview after arriving at Cairo airport. “We have to look for the possibility of stabilizing the market,” Ghanem told reporters when he arrived at his hotel. “The whole financial market is in a shambles... [Bloomberg] More
Friday, 28 November, 2008: ZAGREB, Croatia, Nov 27, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Crosco Integrated Drilling & Well Services Co., Ltd. is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of an outstanding safety performance award from Woodside Energy North Africa. The award was received in recognition of Crosco Drilling Rig 603 achieving 1000 days of operations with Woodside Energy North Africa without a Lost Time Incident. The 1000 day milestone was achieved on the 30th of September, 2008, on an on-going drilling services project in Libya for Woodside Energy North Africa. Bojan Milkovic, Crosco's President and CEO explained, "Our objective at Crosco is to always operate without incidents. Crosco has implemented health, safety... [Market Watch] More
Friday, 28 November, 2008: (Reuters) - China Railway Construction Corp has begun building a 2.2 billion dinars railway project in Libya, Libyan state media said on Thursday. The 453 kilometre railway line will link the capital Tripoli with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's coastal home town of Sirte, and would connect Libya's factories and plants to its ports, Libyan state news agency Jana said. The railway line is part of a major Libyan plan to build a railway network linking it to other African states, including neighbouring Maghreb countries, Jana added. Other foreign companies, including one unnamed Russian company, would be involved... [Reuters] More
Friday, 28 November, 2008: Libya - MicroWorld, the advanced AntiVirus and Content Security Solution developer with a global presence announced its retail partnership with CIS Libya, for distribution of MicroWorld’s security products in Libya. The partnership will enable both companies to work together in helping SOHO users secure and manage their information assets. MicroWorld’s entire range of AntiVirus and Content Security Solutions as eScan, MailScan, X-SPAM and eConceal are powered by several unique indigenous technologies that has been consistently winning several awards for their superior performance. [Email Wire] More
فـرج بوالعَـشّة : انحياز المثقف بين القوة والضعف!!

سليم الرقعي : يا أخ معمر.. قلة أدب!؟

التضامن : المؤتمر الخامس : مذبحة بوسليم    Solidarity : Abusleem Massacre

د. يونس فنوش : حكايات شعبية من إيطاليا (3)    محمد قدري الخوجة : وانكشف المستور!

محمد عمر حسين : قصة نجاح     تامر الزيات : صورة وتعليق

الفعاليّات الشعبيّة الطلابيّة : حكاية ، وعدّة عناوين.. عن الجامعة الطبيّة في طرابلس

Thursday, 27 November, 2008: A boat loaded with humanitarian aid has left Libya and will try to reach Gaza despite an Israeli naval blockade, a Palestinian lawmaker in Gaza said Wednesday, raising the possibility of a confrontation between an Arab vessel and Israeli sailors. Independent legislator Jamal Khoudary said the ship left the Libyan port of Zawara carrying 3,000 tons of food, medicine, blankets and powdered milk. [AP] More
Thursday, 27 November, 2008: Tripoli, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Libya's two state-owned firms have set up a 32.5 million dinars ($25 million) venture with Egypt's El Sewedy Cables SWDY.CA, to produce high voltage cables, state news agency Jana said on Wednesday. El Sewedy, one of the biggest cable manufacturers in the Middle East, owns 55 percent in the joint venture named Libya's El Mushtaraka Cables Manufacturing. [Reuters] More
فتحي العريبي : الغضب الساطع آت.. من غزة .flv

ليبي : الكنغرس الامازيغي وحثالة مكتب الاتصال

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : لو لم ينتصر الأنبياء.. هل آمن بهم الناس؟

د. مصطفى عبدالله : جماهيرية القذافي تحتضر

د. محمد بالروين : في مفهوم الدولة

لجنة التضامن : بيان بشأن الحالة الصحية الحرجة للدكتور بوفايد

Wednesday, 26 November, 2008: Zouara, Libya - A Libyan ship loaded with more than 3,000 tons of food aid and medicines leave the Libyan port of Zouara, 120 km west of Tripoli, on Tuesday for the Gaza Strip in Palestine. The donation being made by the Libyan Fund for Aid and Development in Africa is made up of 500 tons of oil; 750 tons of milk; 1,207 tons of rice; 500 tons of wheat flour and 100 tonnes of various drugs. In a statement to PANA, the Chief Executive Officer of the Fund Lakhdouri Abdelhamid said the shipment would arrive in the Gaza Strip in one week. He said the aid was only the beginning and marked the solidarity of the Libyan people with the Palestinians, "who are victims of an unjust embargo imposed upon them by Israel". [PANA] More
Wednesday, 26 November, 2008: Nearly twenty years ago, on Dec. 21, 1988, PanAm Flight 103 from London to New York exploded in midair over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, killing all 259 people on board. Last weekend, according to an unconfirmed report in the International Herald Tribune, Musa Kusa, the Libyan intelligence chief widely believed to have planned the terror attack, visited Washington for talks with intelligence and military officials. The same week saw a telephone conversation between President Bush and Libyan leader Qadhafi, a meeting at the State Department between Qadhafi's eldest son Saif al-Islam and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and the Senate confirmation of the first American ambassador to Libya in thirty-six years. This new chapter offers areas of cooperation, but the U.S. must proceed with caution. [Washington Institute] More
Wednesday, 26 November, 2008: The latest Libya Oil & Gas Report from BMI forecasts that the country will account for 7.56% of African regional oil demand by 2012, while providing 17.22% of supply. African regional oil use of 2.98mn barrels per day (b/d) in 2001 rose to an estimated 3.51mn b/d in 2007. It should average 3.60mn b/d in 2008 and then rise to around 4.00mn b/d by 2012. Regional oil production was 7.84mn b/d in 2001, and in 2007 averaged an estimated 10.07mn b/d. It is set to rise to 12.77mn b/d by 2012. In terms of natural gas, the region in 2007 consumed an estimated 99bcm, with demand of 171bcm targeted for 2012, representing 72.7% growth. Production of an estimated 201bcm in 2007 should reach 331bcm in 2012 (+64.5%), which implies net exports rising from an estimated 103bcm in 2007 to 161bcm by the end of the period. [Live-PR] More
Wednesday, 26 November, 2008: After 60 years of presence in the country, Shell Ethiopia has totally moved out of the Ethiopian market as of November 14, 2008, after Libya Oil Holding Ltd (OiLibya) finalised the purchase and sale agreement it entered with the former. OiLibya, a new trademark in the Ethiopian oil market, has thus started operations since Shell Ethiopia's departure from the market it has operated in for more than half a century. The official date that Libya Oil Ethiopia Ltd begun operations in Ethiopia, November 14, 2008, the de-branding of Shell Ethiopia as well as the re-branding of its 201 retail outlets across Ethiopia, which would be concluded within six months time also occurred on the same day, sources from OiLibya disclosed. [Addis Fortune] More
Wednesday, 26 November, 2008: (ANSAmed) - Tripoli, Nov. 25 - According to local sources, the definitive contract was signed for an investment by Italcementi in Libya worth USD 500-600 million. Therefore, Italcementìs project to construct a cement factory in Libya, in the area of Tobruk, a port city located to the east of Benghasi, is to go ahead. The signature of this initial agreement, in partnership with the national mining company, was announced on August 22. Confirming the rumours that the contract has been signed is the fact that the CEO of Italcementi, Carlo Pesenti, is in Tripoli, having landed in the Libyan capital yesterday. Once the cement factory is built, it will produce an average of 4 million tonnes of cement per year. (ANSAmed). [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 26 November, 2008: A Museum of Conflict in Libya? Not before time you might say. The London-based Metropolitan Workshop, a collective of architects founded in 2004 by Neil Deely, David Prichard and Tim Peake, all of whom used to work with Richard MacCormac, architect of the BBC's revamped Broadcasting House, has won a closed competition to design this very building close to the Hall of the People in Tripoli's west end. The proposed design takes the form of a sequence of origami-like, zigzag forms that somehow manage to conjure an image of some ultra-modern Bedouin tent hunkered down in the desert dunes of north Africa. These are early days, yet the form of the building does appear to be appropriate to its setting. [The Guardian] More
Wednesday, 26 November, 2008: Haulotte has announced that it is expanding its Middle East operation into Libya just 12 months after establishing the Dubai based business. Arthur Danelian, managing director, speaking to Vertikal.Net at this weeks Big 5 show in Dubai, said that the company’s business in region had gathered pace consistently since January, and confirmed that it would open a sales office in Libya in 2009. [Vertikal] More
Wednesday, 26 November, 2008: In two recent pieces regarding the bombing of Pan Am 103, both Magnus Linklater in the The Times ("Lockerbie questions demand an answer") and David Maddox in The Scotsman ("Was Lockerbie suspect working for the US?") refer to senior South African figures being "hauled off" flight PA103. They are both incorrect as former UK diplomat Patrick Haseldine pointed out in a comment posted on Pr. Black website. According to a Reuters news agency report of Nov. 12, 1994, a 23-strong South African delegation - including Foreign Minister Pik Botha, Defence Minister Magnus Malan and Military Intelligence Chief C J Van Tonder - were travelling by South African Airways from Johannesburg. Their inbound flight inexplicably cut out a stopover at Frankfurt, which was SAA's European hub, and arrived early at Heathrow... [Ohmy News] More
تامر الزيات : مافيا الصعاليك (2)

ميدل ايست اونلاين : كتاب جديد عن فتى ليبيا المربك صلاح عجينة

ميلاد السوقي : البطانية

عيسى عبدالقيوم : كان لي غرفة هناك

المحامي سليمان الفيتوري : شكري غانم يدخل التاريخ..!

الجزيرة : زيادة قتلى حوادث الطرق بليبيا     الشعب : ... ديمقراطية امريكية الطراز فى ليبيا

صفحات من رواية "خرائط الروح" ـ تأليف : د. احمد ابراهيم الفقيه (2)

د. فتحي الفاضلي : كتاب "البديل السياسي في ليبيا" (20)

Tuesday, 25 November, 2008: Hydra Properties, the UAE-based leading international property developer, has officially unveiled its latest project, the Hydra Tripoli Tower. Hydra’s newest iconic tower is the first of a series of luxury and lifestyle projects planned for Libya and North Africa. Following the birth of Hydra Libya Real Estate Company which was established to handle the Hydra’s operations in the North African region, the Hydra Tripoli Tower is positioned to become the jewel of the capital’s skyline.The project will emanate a sense of magnificence and sheer luxury with its amenities, facilities,and breathtaking views. Announcing Hydra’s hottest property that will surely fascinate all of Libya and N. Africa, Dr. Sulaiman Al Fahim, CEO at Hydra, said. [Albawaba] More
Tuesday, 25 November, 2008: ROME (Reuters) - Libya and Italy may start sea patrols to deter illegal migrants from entering Europe within weeks to sharply reduce the flow of migrants arriving in Italy, Libya's envoy to Rome told Reuters. Ambassador Hafed Gaddur warned, however, that solving the migrant problem did not lie in greater patrols or with Libya -- which Italy accuses of not doing its part to stop migrants -- but by improving conditions in conflict-ridden Africa. The two countries last year agreed to set up joint patrols to curb migrant arrivals -- an emotional issue in Italy where flimsy, crowded migrant boats arrive frequently. A subsequent pact between the two in August reiterated the goal. "When they realise that there are these new patrols, with the risk that they'll be caught, it will definitely reduce the flow of migrants," Gaddur said in an interview. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 25 November, 2008: The leader of the Revolution Saturday before noon received Prince Andrew Duke of York in Britain currently visiting Great Jamahiriya. The audience focused on the international financial crisis, and solution of economic problem in Part II of the Green Book. The leader reiterated that the monopoly of the society's wealth by capitalist class and deprivation of the majority which is millions of the poor is the real cause of this crisis.. stressing that solving this crisis can not be achieved through public or private sectors , but by fair distribution of wealth among all citizens which is the real socialism. On his part, Prince Andrew expressed his great joy to meet with the leader once again and his high appreciation of the leader's shrewd vision..[Isria] More
Tuesday, 25 November, 2008: As the Bush administration concludes its final weeks in office, it is taking care of some unfinished business. At the behest of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the White House is expected to receive Seif Al Islam Qadhafi, son of Libya's dictator Colonel Muammar Qadhafi. Although the visit remains largely low key, its significance to U.S.-Libyan relations cannot be ignored. Touted as a reformist, the European-educated Seif is practically considered the heir-apparent of his father who has ruled Libya as a police state since 1969. While Seif Al Islam holds no official post within the Libyan government, the White House insists that the purpose of the visit is to discuss joint Libyan American relations. Nonetheless, there is little doubt that the visit is part of a behind-the-door deal struck between the White House and Colonel Qadhafi, whereby the former gives its stamp of approval to a likely succession by the younger Qadhafi. In recent years, Colonel Qadhafi has eagerly sought American recognition for his son as a reward... [The Media Line] More
تعازي إلى آل الصاري     تعازي إلى آل بركان

الصيّاد : شاعر الأطلال     اجدابيا نت : النهار يسرقك عمداً

الإجدابي : رفيفُ أسئلةٍ أخرى     فيلادلفيا : أشجان هذا الزمان

Dr Fathi Akkari : The Love of Libya (5)

د. مصطفى الزائدي : شكراً محمد حميدة

المحمودي : محور الخير ومحور الشر (2)

عبدالدايم المحارب : نداء إلى رفاق القرن الثلاثين

Monday, 24 November, 2008: The families of the 180 US victims of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, have claimed victory in their quest for justice. In Washington, Kara Weipz of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 group told reporters Libya had "finally fulfilled 100% justice" by paying compensation. Libya paid $1.5bn (£1bn) in October into a fund for victims of the 1988 bombing, which killed 270 people. It cleared the last hurdle to restoring full diplomatic relations with the US. "Until today, Libyan officials claimed it had long fulfilled justice to the families," said Ms Weipz, whose brother was killed on the flight. "For many years, we were the forgotten victims of terrorism.Today is historic because Libya has finally fulfilled 100% justice.."[BBC] More
Monday, 24 November, 2008: (CNN) -- Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the eldest son -- and heir apparent -- of Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi, said he'd like to see "shock treatment" democratization in his country, while his father wants a slower pace. Saif al Islam Gadhafi has been credited with convincing his father to compensate victims of a 1988 bombing. 1 of 2 The younger Gadhafi has been credited for steering his father toward a path of normalized relations between Libya and the United States after years of tension and conflict. In this decade, Libya has renounced weapons of mass destruction and cooperated on intelligence matters with the U.S. The Libyan leader's son met Thursday in Washington with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. [CNN] More
Monday, 24 November, 2008: The Revolutionary Council (of the Libyan government) is investigating two government officials for what it describes as ungentlemanly conduct towards Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as well as addressing him in an inappropriate manner. Libyan sources revealed to Asharq Al-Awsat that the Revolutionary Council has summoned two ministers for questioning with regards to events surrounding a meeting held by Gaddafi last week. The meeting was attended by senior government officials and the Parliament in order to discuss Gaddafi's ideas of distribution of oil revenues directly to the people, and the related plan to abolish much of the Libyan states apparatus. Tayyib Al Safi Al Tayyib, former Libyan Secretary of Economy, Trade and Investments, and who since Jan. 2007 has held the post of Secretary of the People's Committees Affairs in the Libyan General Parliament, has been accused on charges of ungentlemanly conduct..[Asharq Al-Awsat] More
Monday, 24 November, 2008: A Libyan official says Argentina's visiting president has offered her country's help in developing nuclear energy in the North African nation. Libyan Cabinet official Mohammed al-Mesmari says the Argentine leader also signed agreements in trade, agriculture and science during her meeting with Moammar Gadhafi. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's six-day tour of N. Africa also included stops in Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria. The trip was meant in part to help ensure developing countries aren't forgotten in efforts to solve the financial crisis. Argentina has also helped build atomic reactors in Algeria and Egypt. [Decca Herald] More
حسام الوحيشي : حنطة

ليلى الهوني : تسليمة لمدينتي "هون" وهلها

سي إن إن : تقارير: إسرائيل باعت أسلحة للعراق وليبيا والأخيرة تنفي

الشرق الأوسط : التحقيق مع وزيرين بتهمة إساءة مخاطبة القذافي

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : إذا عـرف السبب بطل الكذب!

د. محمد المقريف : ما أشبه الليلة بالبارحة : وعود القذافي

مصطفى الأصفر : قلب طيب وابتسامة هادئة

فتحي العريبي : لقطة ورد غطاها : (1) وماذا عن قطط الشوارع

رمضان جربوع : المهرّجون     عمر الكدي : رشوة الشعوب

Dr. Mansour O. El-Kikhia: Slow Trip To Democracy In The Arab World

Sunday, 23 November, 2008: The U.S. Senate approved the nomination of a new U.S. ambassador to Libya late Thursday, making it the first time in 36 years that the United States will have an ambassador in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Putting a U.S. ambassador in Libya marks the culmination of a long road towards diplomatic normalcy between the two nations, as Edward Yeranian reports from Cairo. The Senate's confirmation of career diplomat Gene Cretz as the new U.S. ambassador to Libya culminates a long process of healing and a rapprochement between two nations. Here in the Arab world, many observers are watching the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Libya, followed by the Senate approval of a new ambassador to Tripoli-the first in 36 years with caution and mixed feelings. [VOA] More
Sunday, 23 November, 2008: TRIPOLI, Libya: A Libyan official says Argentina's visiting president has offered her country's help in developing nuclear energy in the North African nation. Libyan Cabinet official Mohammed al-Mesmari says the Argentine leader also signed agreements in trade, agriculture and science during her meeting with Moammar Gadhafi. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's six-day tour of North Africa also included stops in Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria. The trip was meant in part to help ensure developing countries aren't forgotten in efforts to solve the financial crisis. Argentina has also helped build atomic reactors in Algeria and Egypt. Libya began opening up to the world in 2003 when Gadhafi renounced terrorism and WMDs... [IHT] More
Sunday, 23 November, 2008: Prince Andrew enjoyed a four-day holiday in Tunisia last week in which he accepted hospitality from a convicted gun smuggler before visiting Colonel Muammar Gadaffi, the Libyan leader. His office says he is repaying the cost. Andrew toured desert sights, stayed in top-class hotels and ate meals with Tarek Kaituni, his Libyan-born friend who in 2005 was convicted of buying a machinegun and secretly attempting to transport it from Holland to France. The pair were accompanied by about eight other people including several women, bodyguards and assistants. On Friday they flew from Tunisia to neighbouring Libya in order to continue their holiday with Gadaffi. Kaituni was seen paying bills for the group at two hotels. When asked about the relationship between the two men, a spokeswoman for the Duke of York said that he would be reimbursing the full cost of the holiday. “The duke is reimbursing him [Kaituni] and we just do it sort of privately because the duke is not carrying a whole lot of money with him,” said the spokeswoman. [Times Online] More
Sunday, 23 November, 2008: (ANSAmed) - Rome, Nov. 19 - AIRL, the association that reunites Italians expelled from Libya, greeted the words of defence minister, Ignazio La Russa, with satisfaction as he announced today that the Cabinet has approved the Italy-Libya treaty, adding that it is "obtained assurances from the government to compensate expelled Italians". AIRL's president, Giovanna Ortu has declared that "in these 38 years we have suffered morally and materially, but what hurt the most was the attempt to abandon our condition and our rights. Today's obtaining of compensation for us from the Italian State, in the context of a definitive normalisation between the two countries, also has the effect of putting us at a better state of mind towards Jamahirya, where many of our close friends live and with whom we remain in contact..." [ANSAmed] More
Sunday, 23 November, 2008: New York: Libya wants to open a new chapter in relations with the United States by tapping into a major government fund to invest in US companies and sending thousands of students to study in America, the son of Libya's leader said. In an interview on Friday with The Associated Press, Saif Al Islam Gaddafi also outlined plans for Libya to move from the one-man rule of his father, Muammar Gaddafi, to a constitutional democracy as part of the country's modernisation process. The younger Gaddafi said he expects a constitution providing for democratic elections to be adopted by September 2009 - the 40th anniversary of the 1969 revolution that brought his father to power. He said he also expects Libya to modify its central government to a model similar to the US federal government, with strong regional and local governments. [Gulf News] More
Sunday, 23 November, 2008: November 21, 2008 (KHARTOUM) – Libya pledged to implement humanitarian projects in Darfur in the field of water, education and health utilities, according to Sudanese State Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Ahmed Haroun. Haroun, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur, met with a Libyan delegation of the Gaddafi Foundation. There are roughly 4.7 million conflict-affected people in the Darfur region, which has been torn by war since an insurgency escalated in 2003, according to the UN coordinating agency for humanitarian affairs. Some 2.5 million people are displaced to camps and other locations in Darfur, and 250,000 fled to eastern Chad. UN experts estimate that about 300,000 people died in the conflict. [Sudan Tribune] More
الساطور : مشروع ليبيا الغد

جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : النظام الليبي مستمر في التضليل وتزييف الحقائق

الحرّة : مدينة الكفرة بعد أحداث قبيلة الزوية وقبيلة التبو

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : خليفة حسين مصطفى... رحيل ناسك في محراب الكلمة

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (1)

فتحي بن خليفة : عن هذا... وذاك (2)

سالم بن عمار : هـل يتعاطى رياضيو بلادنا المنشطات؟

Saturday, 22 November, 2008: WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will soon send its first ambassador to Libya in 36 years, following a remarkable turnaround in U.S. relations with the once-pariah North African nation. The nomination of Gene Cretz had been held up for more than a year on lawmakers' concerns that Libya had not paid full compensation to the families of victims of the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, but the career diplomat won Senate confirmation to the position in a voice vote late on Thursday. "We're very pleased," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Friday. [AP] More
Saturday, 22 November, 2008: (NEW YORK) Libya wants to open a new chapter in relations with the United States by investing some of its $100 billion sovereign wealth fund in U.S. companies and sending thousands of students to study in America, the son of Libya's leader said Friday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Seif al-Islam Gadhafi also outlined plans for Libya to move from the one-man rule of his father, Moammar Gadhafi, to a constitutional democracy as part of the country's modernization process. The younger Gadhafi said he expects a constitution providing for democratic elections to be adopted by September 2009. [AP]
More
Saturday, 22 November, 2008: Nov 21 (Reuters) - Libya is in talks to invest in five or six Italian companies, with some of those deals "more important" than its recent purchase of a nearly 5 percent stake in UniCredit, Libya's ambassador to Italy told Reuters. Ambassador Hafed Gaddur declined to name the companies involved in the ongoing talks, but said they involved both private and public companies. "We are in talks on new opportunities that are very important," Gaddur said in an interview at the Libyan embassy in Rome. "I believe they will conclude soon." But Libya will only invest in healthy companies without debt problems, he said. [Reuters]
More
Saturday, 22 November, 2008: Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner arrived here Friday for a working visit to Libya, leading a 50-plus high-level delegation which included the ministers of Foreign Affairs, Planning, Investment and Technology, businessmen and heads of economic institutions. During her trip, the Argentinian president will hold talks with Libyan senior officials and investors, focusing on the promotion of economic and technical cooperation between the two countries. She is also scheduled to meet with Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi. The Argentinian leader is currently on a North African tour. [PANA]
More
د. موسى ارميلة : النزيف     رفيق : المكان المناسب لسيف وخطوطه الحمراء

وام : أمريكا تعين أول سفير لها بليبيا     إيلاف : الهدوء يسود مدينة الكفرة

صلاح الحدّاد : الخديعة (9)

فـرج بوالعَـشّة : المثقف المستقل!!

د. يونس فنوش : الحرب ضد كتيب العائلة

محمد بن احميدة : مصطفى الزائدي وجريمته في المانيا

الدستور : شهادات : صالح مسعود ابويصير     الجزيرة : رايس تلتقي سيف الإسلام القذافي

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر ( الجزء 3 ـ الحلقة 2 )

ميدل ايست اونلاين : السنوسي : عيسى عبدالمجيد منصور لا يمثل التبو

محمد عمر حسين : في ذكرى الشهيد المعلم     أبوأحمد : كفاكم

سليم الرقعي : ماهو سر عودة سيف الإسلام..!؟     السنوسي بلاله : غرائب..

المحمودي : بعض التعليقات على ما ورد في مقال أسعد قاسم من المخالفات

د. مصطفى عبدالله : القذافي يهرّج والمعارضه تتفرّج

Friday, 21 November, 2008: Libyan officials say the country's intelligence chief and interior minister will visit Washington this weekend for talks with U.S. officials. The visit by intelligence chief, Moussa Kossa, and Interior Minister Abdel-Fatah Younes comes a few days after U.S. President George W. Bush telephoned Libya's Moammar Gadhafi to express his satisfaction over a $1.5 billion payment that Tripoli made to settle a long-standing dispute over terror attacks, including the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jetliner over Scotland. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because they were not authorized to talk to the media. [IHT] More
Friday, 21 November, 2008: Washington, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi here Thursday with the two sides having exchanged views over bilateral ties and issues of mutual concerns. "We had a very good conversation about how to move the relationship forward," Rice told reporters after her closed-door meeting with Kadhafi. Rice did not reveal any details of the meeting. Prior to the meeting, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Welch has met with Seif. Seif, who doesn't have any official position except head of the Gadhafi Foundation, is here "on a private visit," according to the State Department. The high-level meeting between the United States and Libya occurred after U.S. President George W. Bush telephoned Libya's Moammar Gadhafi to express his satisfaction over a 1.5-billion-dollar payment that Tripoli made to settle a long-standing dispute over terror attacks, including the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jetliner over Scotland. [Xinhua] More
Friday, 21 November, 2008: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - More Libyan women are venturing from home in search of work but they complain of antiquated male attitudes that decades of gender equality reforms have failed to dislodge. Muammar Gaddafi's 1969 Islamic Socialist revolution began a gradual improvement in the legal rights of women, who once could not walk the streets without a headscarf and the presence of a male relative. Female illiteracy has fallen over the years and today's women can seek careers where their mothers could only hope to be housewives. Polygamy is restricted and child marriage banned. But the streets of Tripoli remain a male preserve where women are often subjected to verbal abuse and harrassment. Single women in western dress say they are taken for prostitutes and avoid taxis after dark for fear of being molested. Yolanda Zaptia, a foreigner married to a Libyan, said Libyan men must get used to seeing more women in public... [Reuters] More
Friday, 21 November, 2008: Kufrah, Libya, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Libya's government flew journalists to the southeastern town of Kufrah on Thursday in an unusual response to what tribal leaders said were exaggerated media reports of clashes in the oasis settlement. A group of reporters flown in from the capital Tripoli walked through the central area of the desert town and saw schools, shops and businesses open and operating normally, with no police presence on the streets. Tribal leaders and government officials told the visiting journalists that a "minor incident" between young members from two tribes in the town 1,400 km (875 miles) southeast of Tripoli had been blown up by newspaper and television reports abroad. "It is a very minor and small incident between tribes as happens in other cities between neighbours across Libya," Joummaa Maly, a leading local figure of the Toubou tribe, told reporters. "It was quickly resolved at the local level by elderly tribal leaders and civic figures." He and hundreds of members of Toubou and other tribes in Kufrah gathered inside a big room at a government building to denounce what they called biased reports by foreign media and "false claims" by some Libyan dissidents based abroad. [Reuters] More
Friday, 21 November, 2008: Today, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libyan Col. Moammar Gaddafi and the regime's point man in dealing with the United States, is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the State Department. The visit by Saif, who also heads the Gaddafi Foundation, will be the first trip to Washington by a member of Moammar Gaddafi's immediate family. Sadly, it comes as Libyan democratic dissidents suffer in the dungeons of his father, their plight ignored by the State Department. After nearly five years of engagement with the United States, Gaddafi rules supreme in Libya and enjoys renewed legitimacy at home and abroad. The United States, which in 2006 removed Libya from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, has failed to push consistently for meaningful reform. Libya has no domestic opposition worthy of the name. There are no domestic constraints to keep Gaddafi from reverting to his old ways. Dissidents continue to disappear, and the death squads organized by Gaddafi's Revolutionary Committees remain a terrorizing force within Libyan society. The European-educated Saif is unrepentant about the regime's reliance on terrorist tactics. Two years ago, Saif admitted, "We used terrorism as tactics, for bargaining." In a CNN interview on Sept. 11, he said, "We tried to terrorize our enemies, yes... Now, the Americans are our friends." [Washington Post] More
Friday, 21 November, 2008: MOSCOW, (RIA Novosti) - Gaz­prom's deal to gain a 16.5 percent stake in Libya's Elephant oilfield under an asset swap with Italy's Eni S.p.A. has been postponed until later this year, the deputy head of the Russian energy giant said on Tuesday. Under the deal, which was to be finalized in late October, Gazprom is to take half of Eni's 33 percent stake in the deposit with reserves estimated at 68 million metric tons (499.8 million bbl) in exchange for Eni taking part in projects to develop northwest Siberian assets owned by the Arctic Gas company. "We will finalize it before the end of the year," Alexander Medvedev said, explaining that the delay was due to the global financial crisis and declining oil prices, which could lead to reviewing the terms of the deal. Medvedev earlier said a cash settlement could also be used in the deal with Eni. Gazprom has two prospecting licenses in Libya and minority stakes in two projects run by Germany's Wintershall. Gazprom's foray into Africa has provoked concerns in European countries, which have become increasingly dependent on the Russian company. Gazprom supplies over a quarter of the EU's natural gas. [Moscow News] More
عاشور الورفلي : من هو سيف الإسلام القذافى؟

موظفون بجامعة قاريونس : جريمة تزوير فظيعة في كلية الاقتصاد..

M. El-Jahmi : Tarek Eljahmi Receives The Peace and Justice Award

رويترز : الاشتراكية والاستهلاكية تلتقيان في طرابلس

د. فتحي العكاري : كيف نضمن لشعبنا حياة سعيدة؟

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : حرّم الخمر والربا وأحلّ العبودية والتسوّل

Thursday, 20 November, 2008: For Siobhan Mulroy, who lost six relatives when a terrorist bomb ripped apart a Pan Am 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the final restitution from Libya doesn't bring relief, or satisfaction, or closure. The feeling, she said, is closer to revulsion. "It's kind of a repulsive situation to be in where people are offering money, I guess, to make you feel better," said Mulroy of East Northport, who lost her father, brother, sister-in-law, uncle, aunt and cousin. Libya on Oct. 31 made a $1.5-billion final payment for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on Dec. 21, 1988, and the 1986 bombing of a German disco. President Bush called Libya's Moammar Gadhafi to express his satisfaction with the payment, the White House said. [Newsday] More
Thursday, 20 November, 2008: From the Daily Press Briefing of November 19, 2008 View Video QUESTION: Sean, I’m sure you saw the comments by the al-Qaida number two today. MR. MCCORMACK: Yes, yeah. QUESTION: He called President-elect Obama a house negro. Do you have any comment on that? MR. MCCORMACK: Yeah. It’s just, you know, more despicable comments from a terrorist. And if anybody needed more of a contrast between what the west and the United States stand for in terms of democracy and what these terrorists stand for, I don’t think you need to go any further than those comments. QUESTION: Thank you. MR. MCCORMACK: Yeah. QUESTION: On a separate issue, Mohamed – I’m sorry -- Fathi al-Jahmi’s brother is complaining that the State Department is not doing enough in terms of putting pressure on the Libyan Government. MR. MCCORMACK: Right, I saw the e-mail, yes, I did. [US State Department] More
Thursday, 20 November, 2008: [Satellite Today] Thuraya is rolling out its ThurayaIP service to government and corporate sectors in Libya, the company announced Nov. 19. In partnership with General Post & Telecomm. Company, the national service provider in Libya, Thuraya has begun installing ThurayaIP terminals for user segments such government agencies, oil and gas companies, media, and international organizations operating in the country. To help meet demand in Libya, Thuraya is setting up a branch office for customer management, with a showroom displaying all it’s products, services and accessories for mobile handhelds, fixed, rural telephony, maritime, broadband and fleet tracking communications. [Satellite Today] More
Thursday, 20 November, 2008: The hotly disputed transfer agreement which could see Abdelbaset Ali Mohmad Al Megrahi returned to Libya has been signed virtually in secret, being excluded from the official news release. An oblique reference is made in an undernote for editors, which omits any reference to Megrahi or the Lockerbie airliner disaster, despite Megrahi being understood to be the only Libyan in custody in the UK. The agreement, apparently brokered face to face between Tony Blair and Colonel Gadaffi provoked a cross border dispute when Alex Salmond and the SNP accused Westminster of interfering in a Scottish judicial matter. A news release from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office states that five bilateral agreements have been signed. [The Firm] More
تعازي إلى آل بن موسى     تعازي إلى آل العريفي

تعازي إلى آل الجوهري     تعازي إلى آل نصيب

موسى عبدالكريم : موسم الحج إلى أمريكا

فتحي العريبي : الصادق النيهوم في ذكري رحيله الأخير

أبوطارق : قاعدة الحكم لا تعني شرعية الحكم

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : خليفة حسين مصطفى

Wednesday, 19 November, 2008: A son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi met senior Bush administration officials Tuesday in another sign of improved U.S.-Libyan relations. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi sees Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Thursday. VOA's David Gollust reports from the State Department. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi holds no official position in the Libyan government, but he has been a diplomatic trouble-shooter and heads a family charitable foundation. His high-level talks in Washington reflect a continued warming in a relationship that was openly hostile, until Libya renounced terrorism and weapons of mass destruction in 2003. The son of the Libyan leader met Tuesday with Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Welch. [VOA] More
Wednesday, 19 November, 2008: Sofia, Bulgaria - For eight years, five Bulgarian nurses were locked in a Libyan prison, accused of intentionally infecting 426 Libyan children with HIV, and dreaming of the day they would get released and expose the charges as fraudulent. But that day came and went more than a year ago, and now the nurses find themselves facing an increasingly stark reality as they adjust to life back in Bulgaria. While they're working with the producers of the Oscar-nominated "Hotel Rwanda" to make a film based on their story, the real life version has had anything but a Hollywood ending. Although prominent Libyan authorities admitted that the nurses were tortured into confessing, some Bulgarians still believe that the nurses are guilty. Others view them as opportunistic, and trying to exploit their situation for unreasonable compensation. In reality, many of the nurses now say they're struggling to make ends meet. [Christian Science Monitor] More
Wednesday, 19 November, 2008: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - OPEC member Libya should diversify its oil-dependent economy and boost regulation of its financial sector, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said on Tuesday. "It is not possible to stay years and years with an economy with 90 percent coming from oil," Strauss-Kahn told a news conference on a visit to the north African oil-exporting country. "At the same time we need to have more regulations, more supervision in the financial sector," he added. Libyan Central Bank Governor Farhat Omar Bin Guidara told the conference that he had agreed with Strauss-Kahn on a plan to expand reforms of the Libyan economy and energise efforts to integrate the economies of the five-member Arab Maghreb Union (AMU). The AMU, comprising Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia, was set up in 1989 in the hope of creating a free trade zone and closer diplomatic cooperation. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 19 November, 2008: TRIPOLI, Nov 19 (Reuters) - As economic barriers fall between Libya and the West, a boom-town atmosphere fed by the novelty of consumer culture has gripped its capital Tripoli. Hotel rooms are in short supply as foreigners flock to the Mediterranean port city to seal business deals made possible by the OPEC member country's recovery from years of sanctions. As the sun sets and a cool breeze wafts through shady colonial-era arcades, Tripolitans stroll past shops laden with a growing array of imported goods, from veiled Barbie dolls to England football shirts, designer handbags and silk scarves. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, foreign direct investment into Libya rose to $2.5 billion in 2007 after a slow recovery since 2004, the year after Libya gave up its WMD programme. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 19 November, 2008: WASHINGTON (AFP) — US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet with Libyan leader Colonel Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam on Thursday, a senior US State Department official said Tuesday. A State Department official had said that Rice would meet Tuesday with Kadhafi who is on a private visit to Washington, but another official said the meeting would now take place later in the week. "She will meet him Thursday," the official told reporters on the condition of anonymity without giving a reason for the change. However, David Welch, the assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, had talks with Seif al-Islam on Tuesday, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters. [AFP] More
Wednesday, 19 November, 2008: (Afrol News) - 18 November - United Kingdom and Libya have signed Double Taxation Convention to reduce tax compliance burdens for citizens of both countries. Foreign Office Minister of State, Bill Rammell and Libyan Secretary for European Affairs, Abdulatti al-Obidi announced today. Mr Rammell said Double Taxation Convention will bring benefits to both British business in Libya and Libyan investors in the UK. Libya, once an African island being slapped with sanction from both United States and many European countries, has recently restored relations with US and its allies, and is reportedly currently negotiating business deals with further partners across globe. According to both parties, treaty largely follows OECD Model Double Taxation Convention. Important features include, with one exception, complete elimination of source-country, withholding taxes on dividends, interest and royalty payments. [Afrol] More
Wednesday, 19 November, 2008: (ANSAmed) - VALLETTA, NOVEMBER 18 - The foreign ministers of Italy, Malta and Libya will meet in Malta on December 5th to discuss and find solutions for the phenomenon of illegal immigration. The Maltese foreign minister, Tonio Borg, announced this yesterday in Parliament. "I am pleased to announce that Minister Franco Frattini and Libyan minister Abdurrahaman Mohamed Shalgam will meet in Valletta next December 5th for a summit to find the right solutions against illegal immigration" said Minister Tonio Borg, adding that the three ministers will also discuss oil exploration in the same stretch of sea. "For the first time we have a series of concrete proposals to tackle the problems on marine borders" explained the Maltese minister, adding that if the necessary agreements are not reached, Italy, Malta and Libya will meet in an international court. (ANSAmed). [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 19 November, 2008: MOSCOW [MENL] -- Russia appears disappointed with what defense sources saidwas a Libyan delay to sign a major weapons contract. The sources said the government of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had expected Libyan leader Moammar Khaddafy to sign an agreement to procure billions of dollars worth of aircraft, main battle tanks and air defense systems during his visit to Libya in October 2008. Instead, Khaddafy left Moscow to negotiate defense deals with neighboring Belarus and Ukraine. "Russia is unlikely to get what it wants from Libya," Russian defense analyst Andrei Murtazin said. [MENL] More
سليم الرقعي : أنا مع الدولة!؟

مؤسسة القذافي : الحصول على الموافقة لتسهيل عودة ثمانية عشر مواطنًا ليبياً

حسين قرضاب : حسن الأمين.. اختلاف الرأي لا يفسد للود قضيه

محمد قدري الخوجة : المفاجأة الحاسمة!!

جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : مناشدة واستغاثة الى المجمتع الدولى

رمضان جربوع : عـصمليات     رجب الشلطامي : الديمقراطية أولاً... للمرة الثانية؟!!

تاوالت : إلى بلاد كونتا كونتي     الإجدابي : أقاصيص     اجدابيا نت : زمن ملون

راديو سوا : واشنطن تواصل العمل من أجل تحسين العلاقات مع ليبيا

عاشور الورفلي : الوطن في بورصة الخيانة

Tuesday, 18 November, 2008: President George W Bush has said that "a painful chapter" between the US and Libya has almost closed, decades after terrorist attacks linked to Libya. Mr Bush spoke to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi about a $1.8bn (£1.2bn) payment by Libya to a fund for victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bomb, and other attacks. Libya made the payment on 31 October, considered the last hurdle in normalising diplomatic relations. A US spokesman said bilateral talks would continue with Libya. White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said in a statement that the two leaders "discussed that this agreement should help to bring a painful chapter in the history between our two countries closer to closure." [BBC] More
Tuesday, 18 November, 2008: Summary : The European Union opened negotiations Nov. 13 with Libya on their first-ever partnership agreement, just days after Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi visited Russia. Both the Kremlin and the West are seeking to engage Tripoli at a time when the Gadhafi regime is beginning to face problems at home. Analysis : U.S. President George W. Bush on Nov. 17 called Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to voice satisfaction over a U.S.-Libyan deal to compensate victims of terrorism. Additionally, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice plans to meet Gadhafi’s son, Seif al-Islam, later in the week. Meanwhile, the European Union launched talks Nov. 13 to establish closer political and economic relations with Libya. [Stratfor] More
Tuesday, 18 November, 2008: TRIPOLI, Libya Nov 17 (Garowe Online) - The president of Somalia's interim government has traveled to Libya on a previously undisclosed trip, a government official has said. President Abdullahi Yusuf, who flew Monday from the Kenyan capital Nairobi, was accompanied by a number of lawmakers to Tripoli, Libya. Abdikarin Ugas, the Somali ambassador in Tripoli, told the BBC Somali Service that President Yusuf was officially invited by Col. Muammar Qadafi, the Libyan leader. The Somali president was warmly received in Tripoli by embassy and Libyan government officials, the Ambassador added. [Garowe Online] More
Tuesday, 18 November, 2008: (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, NOVEMBER 17 - A Libyan investment fund has reportedly decided to invest 500 million dinars (about 260 million euro) in the construction of two phosphate processing plants in Tunisia. Bechir Salah Bechir, an official with the fund, provided this piece of information during an economic seminar held in Tunis a few days ago. Libya, he also said, was also interested in the tourism sector and in real estate. He said Libya was also looking into the construction of an oil refinery. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 18 November, 2008: WASHINGTON (AP) - President George W. Bush has called Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to voice satisfaction with the $1.5 billion payment Libya has made to settle a long-standing dispute over terrorist attacks. The White House says Bush and Gadhafi discussed closing "a painful chapter" in relations between the two countries. Libya's payment goes into a fund that will pay claims from the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the 1986 bombing of a German disco. The U.S. is putting $300 million into the fund to pay victims of retaliatory airstrikes the U.S. made on Libya. Libya's payment clears the last hurdle in the normalization of diplomatic relations between Washington and Tripoli. [AP] More
Tuesday, 18 November, 2008: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet Tuesday with the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to discuss deepening ties between Washington and Tripoli, senior State Department officials said Monday. Saif al Islam Gadhafi has been credited with convincing his father to compensate victims of a 1988 bombing. "It's a growing, evolving relationship," one senior official said, calling Saif al Islam Gadhafi "a significant political figure." Al Islam Gadhafi, who has been mentioned as a possible successor to his father, is in the United States on a private visit. Libyan activists have urged Rice not to meet with Gadhafi's son while in the U.S. until leading Libyan dissident Fathi Eljahmi is released from prison. [CNN] More
في ذكرى رحيل الصادق النيهوم

صقر بلال : لهم ليلاتـُهم .. ولنا ليلـُنا!!

جلال عثمان : من منهما يُرقــّص الآخر!؟

المحامي الشارف الغرياني : كيفية اللجوء للقضاء الدولي

تعازي إلى آل نبوس     تعازي إلى آل الأدريسي

فتحي بن خليفة : عن هذا ... وذاك (1)

مفتاح المبروك : أتأمرون الناس بالبرّ وتنسون أنفسكم؟!

علي الخليفي : في ذكرى رحيل المعلم الكبير

د. مصطفى عبدالله : بمن نضحّي...؟

Monday, 17 November, 2008: [Uganda] Parliament has asked the Ministry of Finance to explain the sale of Uganda Telecom Ltd to a company owned by the Libyan government at a price that MPs say was below market valuations. The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee is investigating the Shs25 billion sale of a majority stake in the formerly government-owned telecommunications firm to the Libya African Portfolio (LAP) Greencom in 2006. The Parliamentary Committee has questioned the transaction on grounds that the sale of shares in the firm to the Libyans in 2006 was done secretly and below the market value. The chairman of PAC, Mr Nandala Mafabi, on Oct. 22 wrote to Finance Minister Ezra Suruma and queried the sale of the firm... [Monitor] More
Monday, 17 November, 2008: The wife of the terminally-ill Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, has hit out at the Scottish authorities for not taking better care of him. The Libyan was diagnosed with prostate cancer after hospital tests in September, and his wife, Aisha al-Megrahi, claimed he had been turned away from hospitals because of the security measures required before they could treat him. She spoke out hours after a court rejected her husband's appeal to be freed on bail because of his illness last Friday. Speaking to a Libyan newspaper considered close to Seif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan leader, Muammar al-Gaddafi, she said: "Hospitals in Scotland refused to take him in because of the increased security... [Scotsman] More
Monday, 17 November, 2008: A Libyan-Swiss row that resulted from the arrest of Moammar Gaddafi's son is one of Switzerland's toughest challenges abroad, President Pascal Couchepin has said. Tension was sparked between the two countries in July by the arrest in Geneva of Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife. Servants of the two had accused them of serious mistreatment. Couchepin said on Sunday that the situation was currently one of the "most difficult" the government faced abroad and a return to normal relations would "depend above all" on the Libyan leader. Although the charges against the couple were dropped after the servants withdrew their complaint, Libya has demanded that Switzerland apologise over the incident for "abuse of Libyan... [Swiss Info] More
د. فتحي العكاري : درنة المنارة

د. فتحي الفاضلي : من ضحايا الارهاب : الأستاذ عامر الدغيس

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان حول آخر تطوّرات مجزرة القذافي

د. عبدالله جبريل : إخوتنا الأمناء المظلومون على كل حال

الأتحاد الدستوري الليبي : الفاتحة لروح فقيد الوطن

حسام الوحيشي : بلوط الله

Sunday, 16 November, 2008: I was recently fortunate enough to participate in the Malaysian delegation of construction companies and in the Canadian Oil & Gas Mission visiting Libya. I was able to make a presentation about 'doing business in Libya' giving a realistic picture of the Libyan business environment. Regular readers of the Tripoli Post will know that I have not shied away from pointing out areas where improvements can be made by the various Libyan authorities in the business sector. Yet despite the 'challenging' business environment of Libya, foreign investors from a variety of countries are rushing in... [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 16 November, 2008: The Secretary of Americas Affairs at General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison & Int'l Cooperation this morning met in Tripoli with US Deputy Secretary of Treasury visited Libya last week and met with Libyan officials to discuss bilateral relations. During a meeting with Secretary of American Affairs at the GPC for Foreign Liaison in Tripoli, both sides expressed satisfaction with development of Libyan-American relations, especially after settlement of pending issues in accordance with the agreement signed by both parties in Tripoli on 14th of last August to settle claims of both countries' citizens... [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 16 November, 2008: From thousands of kilometres of pristine Mediterranean coastline, to sweeping desert sand dunes and ancient ruins that rival Greece and Italy, Libya has a lot to offer travellers looking for a rare off-the-beaten path destination but obstacles remain. UN sanctions kept tourists from visiting this North African country for more than a decade. Now the former pariah state best known for its eccentric leader, Moammar Gadhafi, is slowly opening its doors as it tries to shed its rogue state status. A new airport is in the works for the capital of Tripoli. The national airline, Afriqiyah Airways, is buying new Airbus planes... [Daily Trust] More
الساطور : أعداء الوطن    خدعوك فقالوا : عـقيدتـنا تحترم المخالفـين!

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : عاشور شاهد الزور

د. يونس فنوش : عـندما يتحول الجدار إلى منديل

بانوراما ليبيا : وجود تمركز مكثف لقوات الأمن العام (الدعم المركزي) بمنطقة أمساعد

فيلادلفيا : أمين الزراعة ينفي والمراكز البحثية في بريطانيا تؤكد وجود وباء في ليبيا

مواطن : حقيقة قبائل التبو    محمد التباوي : أكذوبة رفع العلم التشادي

صقر بلال : أدواؤنا (3)    عبدالمنصف البوري : التعتيم الإعلامي

د. مصطفى عبدالله : لماذا نخاف من الإختلاف؟

Saturday, 15 November, 2008: The Lockerbie bomber has lost his bid to be freed on bail pending the outcome of his appeal against conviction. Three judges ruled that Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, 56, should remain in prison while his protracted second appeal continues. It emerged recently that the former Libyan intelligence agent, who was convicted in 2001 of the biggest mass murder in British legal history, is terminally ill with prostate cancer. His lawyers called for his release last week when they said he did not have long to live and should be freed on compassionate grounds to be with his family. They also cited the weight of evidence in his appeal suggesting he is the victim of a miscarriage of justice, and the length of the appeal process. [Telegraph] More
Saturday, 15 November, 2008: TRIPOLI, Libya, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Libyan government has begun taking steps to limit communication about the growing unrest in the country, opposition sources allege. The unidentified sources say that various media outlets and certain portions of the country have been prevented by authorities from reporting about the violent unrest gripping parts of Libya, the Med Basin News Line said Friday. "There is heightened vigilance to stop any sort of public dissent," one source alleged. Among the alleged government attempts to control unrest reports was the dismissal of several workers at a radio program following an anonymous phone call that criticized Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his son Saif al-Islam. "Where were the Libyan youths when people were being hanged in the '80s?" the caller told the radio station. "Who is this Saif al-Islam Gadhafi so that we organize demonstrations in his name?" [UPI] More
Saturday, 15 November, 2008: Some 280 Malian migrants have been expelled from Libya, with two planeloads arriving in the space of a few hours, airport sources said Thursday. The first planeload arrived late on Wednesday and a second with another 140 aboard landed on Thursday. "In all 420 Malian nationals are affected by this expulsion measure," said a source close to the Malian African integration ministry. "We are waiting for the others." Some of those arriving complained of racism and brutality on the part of the Libyan authorities. Libya is a frequent destination for sub-Saharan migrants hoping to enter Europe illegally but others seek to find work in the country. In July 2007 it reached an agreement with the European Union on a stricter control of its borders and in February this week adopted a tougher approach to clandestine immigrants from the south. [France 24] More
Saturday, 15 November, 2008: Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- The Libyan Investment Authority has ``temporarily'' suspended buying shares in Italian companies, Radiocor reported, without saying where it got the information. Libya is putting investments in the country on hold until markets stabilize, the news agency reported today. Libyan sovereign funds remain ``very interested'' in possible investments in Italy including Telecom Italia SpA, the country's biggest phone company, Radiocor said. [Bloomberg] More
Saturday, 15 November, 2008: President-elect Barack Obama has promised to "change the world." How about starting with Libya's most famous democratic dissident, Fathi Eljahmi? Though Eljahmi is not American, his fate is entwined with America's promise to stand up for champions of freedom the world over. This month the 67-year-old Eljahmi is entering his seventh year of near-solitary confinement in the prisons and detention pens of Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi. Today, Eljahmi is ill, held at a state medical facility in Tripoli, under guard around the clock. He is allowed only occasional and tightly supervised visitors, who report back that in his small room the window is sealed and barred, cockroaches infest his bed and food, and he is cut off from news. [Forbes] More
Saturday, 15 November, 2008: Judges have ruled that Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who has cancer, should not be released from prison pending his appeal hearing. BBC News examines his past. More
قورينا : النص الكامل لحوار.. توزيع الثروة    أوباما الليبي.. والآخر الأمريكي!

فـرج بوالعَـشّة : مصير الرهان على أوباما!!

بوزيد لهلالي : انتفاضة تنتشر في المدينة الثانية في ليبيا

محمد قدري الخوجة : نصيحة وتحذير..    عاشور الورفلي : العميل

Forbes : Free Fathi Eljahmi

موقع ليبي جديد : بانوراما ليبيا

Tibra : Tibra Update     تبرة : مستجدات جوائز تبرة

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر ( الجزء 3 ـ الحلقة 1 )

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : المرتدون / الخوارج / الزنادقة !!

Friday, 14 November, 2008: LONDON (AFP) — The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could hold a meeting in Cairo at the end of November, Libya's oil minister told AFP on Thursday. "We may have a meeting in Cairo," Shukri Ghanem said. The meeting could take place on the sidelines of a meeting of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) which is taking place in the Egyptian capital on November 29, he said. "Since we are about 10 or nine... who are members of OAPEC, who are also members of OPEC, that happen to be in Cairo, so why not consult also on the market situation?" he added. [AFP] More
Friday, 14 November, 2008: Libyan television viewers were treated this week to a rare scene – Colonel Muammer Gaddafi, their ruler, was debating with disapproving senior government officials his grand plan to distribute the proceeds of oil wealth directly to the people and abolish government ministries. In a country where no dissent is tolerated, viewers heard Farhat Omar Bin Guidara, central bank governor, telling the leader that doling out large sums of money to the masses would fuel inflation, cause the value of the dinar to drop and create a balance of payments deficit. Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi, prime minister, meanwhile, argued for an alternative approach under which Libyans would be given shares in their country’s banks, manufacturing plants and telecommunications companies through portfolios to be managed by financial institutions. [FT] More
صدور كتاب "نهاية الأصولية ومستقبل الإسلام السياسي" للكاتب فرج ابوالعَـشّة

تعازي إلى آل الحاجي     تعازي إلى آل النيبو

رويترز : مسؤولون ليبيون يعارضون خطة القذافي..

الجزيرة : مكالمة هاتفية تنتقد نجل القذافي تربك إذاعة بنغازي

الشرق الأوسط : الإسلامي الليبي ابن عثمان : أصل المشكلة في المنطقة صراع قبلي

طارق القزيري : الكفرة : تصعيد مدروس أم توتر عشوائي؟

أسعد قاسم : المحمودي ايحطب مالشفرة والوادي

Thursday, 13 November, 2008: The EU is launching its first agreement with Libya to establish closer political, social and economic ties. From Paris, Lisa Bryant reports for VOA the announcement marks another step toward normalizing western relations with the North African nation. The European Commission said Thursday's talks would take place between its external relations commissioner Benito Ferrero Waldner and representatives of the European Union's French presidency and high-level Libyan officials. In remarks to the press, Ferrero-Waldner said the 27-member block wants to establish a clear and long-lasting framework... [VOA] More
Thursday, 13 November, 2008: Events of the Libya's first exhibition for defense, security and peace continued at Motaiqa International Airport "Libya Dix 2008" with the participation of more than hundred specialized companies from about 17 countries. Air defense corner regulates this exhibition of armed people under the supervision of the Interim Committee of the defense and will continue until 13 November. [LJBC] More
Thursday, 13 November, 2008: The Edgo Group is pleased to announce that Thaer Alasad has been promoted to General Manager of Reda Pump Libya (RPL), the Edgo Group’s electric submersible pump business in Libya. Thaer joined Edgo in Tripoli as the Quality Assurance Manager in 2003 but rapidly progressed to take on the position of Group QHSE Manager. Thaer has extensive experience in the manufacturing of electronics and industrial controls as well as system integration. After graduating from Western Kentucky University in Electrical Engineering Technology, Thaer worked in the USA for 13 years with companies such as Emerson before joining the Edgo Group. Thaer has since successfully spearheaded the ISO accreditation process... [Oil Voice] More
Thursday, 13 November, 2008: TRIPOLI, Nov 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ambassador to Libya Mubarak Al-Adwani presented his diplomatic credentials to Secretary of the Libyan People's General Congress Muftah Kaiba, according to an embassy statement on Wednesday. During the ceremony, Al-Adwani conveyed the greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to Libyan President Muammar Al-Gaddafi On his part, Kaiba addressed President Al-Gaddaf's keenness to consolidate, develop, and strengthen bilateral relations in all political, economical and commercial field, wishing Al-Adwani success in his duties. [KUNA] More
Thursday, 13 November, 2008: Dubai: Abu Dhabi-based lender First Gulf Bank (FGB) and Libya's Economic and Social Development Fund (ESDF) have launched First Gulf Libyan Bank (FGLB) operations in Tripoli, Libya. The inauguration was held under the patronage of the Libyan Prime Minister, Al Bughdadi Al Mahmoudi, and was attended Abdul Hafeez Al Zletni, the Deputy of GPCO Minister; Hamed Arabi Al Houderi, General Manager of ESDF and Chairman of FGLB; Abdul Hamid Saeed, Managing Director of FGB and Vice Chairman of FGLB; Ahmad Al Sayegh, FGB Board Member, and Andre Sayegh, CEO of FGB. [Gulf News] More
Thursday, 13 November, 2008: Calgary, Nov. 11 (CNW) - Verenex Energy Inc. ("Verenex"/"Company") (TSX - VNX) is pleased to announce that it has submitted a Final Appraisal Report (the "Report") for the A1-47/02 Field to the Area 47 Management Committee ("MC") which includes representatives of Verenex, Medco Int'l Ventures Limited and the Libyan National Oil Corporation ("NOC"). The Report recommends that the field be declared commercial as a first step in advancing a 50,000 bopd (gross) Phase 1 development project in the southern part of Area 47. Under terms of the Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement ("EPSA"), a declaration of commerciality by the Area 47 MC would clear the way to establish a Joint Operating Company ("JOC") with the NOC as a 50% partner to finalize the development plan and to execute the project. [News Wire] More
ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : والرابعة فى الغرام

عاشور الورفلي : حاف يسخر بناعل

عيسى عبدالقيوم : لدي وجـع!!

Wednesday, 12 November, 2008: Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi said he is determined to scrap ministries and ensure oil revenues go directly into people's pockets, the JANA state news agency reported on Tuesday. "The decision to distribute oil revenues, their sole source of wealth, directly to the people is not negotiable," Kadhafi said in a meeting on Monday with Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi. "The administrative body which managed these funds for the population wants to hand this money to the people," he said, acknowledging that such a move was "sensitive, complex" and needed careful planning to be implemented. [AFP] More
Wednesday, 12 November, 2008: Sovereign Hospitality Holdings, owned by M.A. Kharafi Group of Kuwait, is pleased to announce it will develop an extensive resort in Tripoli, Libya, to be managed by Holiday Inn, an InterContinental Hotels Group owned brand. The development will feature the 4 star Holiday Inn Tripoli Hotel, as well as real estate opportunities, and is due to open in 2011. Sovereign Hospitality Holdings will invest in excess of $130m in this project. The Sidi Al Abdalus site is located on the Mediterranean coast in the eastern suburb of Tajurra in Tripoli. The resort will feature a 1.4km beach front with clean, clear water ideal for swimming and water sports. A private beach club and water sport facilities will be developed to a 5 star standard. [AME] More
Wednesday, 12 November, 2008: (ANSAmed) - ROME, NOVEMBER 11 - Libya's leader, Muammar Gadafi, has asserted that his resolve to abolish several administrative institutions, including some ministries, and to distribute oil revenues directly to the population, is "beyond discussion", says the country's official press agency, Jana. "The decision to distribute oil revenues - its only resource - directly to the population, is beyond debate", stated Colonel Gadafi yesterday evening on receiving his Prime Minister, Baghdadi Mahmoudi and the General Secretary of the Popular Congress. "The administrative organism that managed this income in favour of the population wishes to re-assign the funds to the population", he added, admitting the operation would be "sensitive, complex and requiring a technical-administrative management to be enacted". [ANSAmed] More
تعازي إلى آل منيسي

د. مصطفى عبدالله : كلنا من أجل ليبيا

مراسل ـ يفرن : سماحة الشيخ أحمد الخليلي في مدينة يفرن النفوسية

مراسل ـ جادو : سماحة الشيخ أحمد الخليلي يلقي محاضرة في مدينة جادو

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : تصريح صحفي حول الأحداث الدموية في مدينة الكفرة

د. مصطفى الزائدي : 7 أبريل.. البيان والبهتان

صقر بلال : أدواؤنا (2)

د. يونس فنوش : تعليم المواطن الكريم فضيلة الانحناء

الجزيرة : المسؤول العام لإخوان ليبيا يطالب بمصالحة وطنية شاملة

المحمودي : ما هكذا يا سالم تورد الإبل (2)

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : شرنقة الخوف الطوعي!!

Tuesday, 11 November, 2008: (Reuters) - Gunbattles broke out between two tribes in southeastern Libya last week and six people were killed, a pro-government Libyan newspaper said in a rare report of a security breach in the country. Libyan government officials have made no comment on the incident in the remote oasis town of Kufrah, the subject of varying accounts in some Arab newspapers in recent days. Libyan newspaper al Watan said in its online edition monitored from Rabat: "Skirmishes between youths from al Toubou and Zawia tribes evolved into bigger battles in which several cars and houses were burned." The al Watan article, dated Nov. 7 and not subsequently updated, added that five young members of the Zawia tribe were killed... [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 11 November, 2008: At least 11 people have been killed in clashes between government forces and rebels in southern Libya since protests broke out there last week, rights organizations say. Human-rights groups say security forces began battling rebels and civilians in Al-Kufra, in southeast Libya last week. Clashes involve members of the Tabu tribe, who were protesting against discriminatory laws and a lack of medical services. Military units and helicopters were soon dispatched to the region to quell the mutiny, opposition groups say. The reports are hard to authenticate because of the closed and secretive nature of the Libyan regime. Reports of the clashes have largely been leaked by bloggers and opposition groups. [The Media Line] More
Tuesday, 11 November, 2008: Tripoli, 10 Nov. 2008 (WAM) - [UAE] Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his accompanying delegation arrived this evening in Libya. He was received at the airport by Abd al-Rahman Muhammad Shalgam, Libyan Secretary of the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison '&' Int'l Cooperation, Abdullah Sulaiman Al Hammadi, UAE Ambassador to Libya, and the embassy staff. Shalgam lauded the progressive relations between the UAE and Libya... [WAM] More
Tuesday, 11 November, 2008: There has been continuing tension in Libyàs Kufra oasis, 1,500 klms south of Tripoli, where there is a scarcity of drinking water, electricity and fuel. The army is despatching fresh troops after clashes three days ago between security forces and the local Tebu tribe left four civilians dead and 29 injured. The news comes in pan-Arab daily Asharq al Awsat, which adds that Puma strike helicopters have arrived at Kufra Airport-a vestige of the colonial era, built by Italy during the colonial war of the 1930s.The paper also reports clashes in Bengasi between security forces and unemployed youths who were demonstrating in sympathy with the Kufra populace. According to the website of the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, clashes with a formation opposing Gheddafìs regime occurred in the areas of Al Salmani, and Al Magouri... [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 11 November, 2008: December may be too early for the OPEC ministers to decide on production cuts, a Libyan oil official says. OPEC members cut production by 1.5 million barrels a day in October to prop up prices as world demand has fallen in a time of floundering economies. Recently, OPEC President Chakib Khelil said the oil producers' target prices for was $70 to $90 per barrel, the Mediterranean Basin Newsline reported. But Shukri Ghanem, chief executive officer of the Libyan National Oil Corp., appeared to disagree, the news service said, claiming it was too early to cut production again. "These days we can see the market jittering up and down," Ghanem said. "So to take a decision to cut quickly is maybe premature... [Red Orbit] More
Tuesday, 11 November, 2008: President Ronald Reagan once referred to Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi as a "mad dog." And given Mr. Gadhafi's overtures for arms from Russia, the mutt hasn't lost his fleas. After securing for Libya a pass on assorted terrorists acts -- including the 1988 massacre of 270 people in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 -- and shielding his nation from further U.S. litigation, Gadhafi has opted to warm up to Russia, taking advantage of the ongoing chill in U.S.-Russian relations. This, supposedly to advance mutual energy interests. But also to secure for Gadhafi Russian anti-aircraft missiles, two squadrons of fighter jets and other military materiel. Libya also reportedly has offered to host a Russian naval base. Perhaps the only issue for Gadhafi, apart from any U.S. fallout, is whether he'll have to wait on line for Russian arms behind Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. These are not the actions of a friend. [The Valley Independent] More
محمد التباوي : من هم قبائل التبو؟ وبماذا يطالبون النظام الليبى؟

بدر : إلى ابن الكفرة البار : حقيقة الاشتباكات الجارية

قورينا : عن جذور أزمة الديمقراطية..     السلفيوم : لماذا يا بلادي الحبيبة؟؟؟

الشرق الأوسط : ليبيا : ترقب في الكفرة وتقارير عن اشتباكات في بنغازي

محمد قدري الخوجة : وتتوالى المفاجآت.. المفاجأة الثالثة

القبس : بيت التمويل الخليجي يكشف عن المخطط الرئيسي لمدينة الطاقة ليبيا

نادي الباروني : اليوم الختامى لبطولة المجاهد البطل سعدون السويحلى

فرانس 24 : هل الكونغو بحاجة إلى تدخل قوات أوروبية؟

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : صورة سالم بن عمار

عاشور الورفلي : القذافى نجح في كشف العملاء..

ناجي الفيتوري : التبو

Monday, 10 November, 2008: (AP) — The U.S. said Sunday it has begun transferring more than $500 million in Libyan compensation money to the families of American victims of the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. More money is on the way to complete the settlement, but $504 million of $536 million to be distributed to the families was moved from the Treasury to a private account administered by Lockerbie families' lawyers on Friday, the top U.S. diplomat for the Mideast said. David Welch spoke to reporters aboard Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's plane as she returned to Washington from the Middle East. [AP] More
Monday, 10 November, 2008: TRIPOLI (AFP) — Gulf Finance House (GFH) -- a Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank -- on Sunday unveiled plans for a five-billion-dollar energy sector business hub at Sabratha. Energy City Libya is the latest in a series of projects, which already includes Energy City locations in Qatar, India and Kazakhstan, the bank said. The six square-kilometre (2.4-square-mile) coastal development will include a data centre and an environmental, renewable energy and regulatory advisory centre, plus a dedicated cluster for oil and gas producers. Alongside the business components, the city -- 70 kilometres (43 miles) west of Tripoli -- will include homes, shops and leisure facilities, the company said. [AFP] More
Monday, 10 November, 2008: A group of South Korea arms procurement officials and defense business representatives will leave for Libya Monday to attend an international defense exhibition, the first of its kind in North Africa, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said Sunday. The delegation, led by DAPA Commissioner Yang Chi-kyu, will take part in the Libyan Defence, Security & Safety Exhibition at Mitiga Int'l Airport in Tripoli to be held through Thursday, it said. "The delegation plans to promote South Korea's indigenous weapons systems and other military equipment during the defense fair"... [Korea Times] More
Monday, 10 November, 2008: (Asiantribune.com): Libya has come forward to recruit immediately 1000 doctors and 1000 nurses from Sri Lanka. Recently Libya and Sri Lanka entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the manpower requirements from Sri Lanka to Libya. This MoU was signed on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka by Dr. Keheliya Rambukawella, Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare and on behalf of the Libyan Government by its Minister of Employment Dr. Martook Mohamed Martook, who was in Sri Lanka recently with a government delegation. Dr. Keheliya Rambukawella explaining to Asian Tribune said that the MOU with the Libyan Minister has been entered into three sectors. [Asian Tribune] More
يوسف المجريسي : غفوة الضمير الليبي

رجب الشلطامي : دولة القانون.. ودولة "الغـِيطة"!!

الشرق الأوسط : مدينة الكفرة تترقب عقاباً جماعياً.. والسلطات تحشد قواتها تمهيداً لهجوم

د. فتحي العكاري : ليبيا الوطن... ليبيا الغد

رمضان جربوع : قبل توزيع الثروة قولوا لنا أين هي؟

د. مصطفى عبدالله : الديموقراطيه بين الحقيقه والزيف

Sunday, 9 November, 2008: Libyan leader Moamar Kadhafi has launched a mediation effort to try to improve relations between Russia and Ukraine following a landmark visit to the region, a Libyan source said on Saturday. "Libya is working to ease tensions between the two countries," the source said on condition of anonymity. Kadhafi had said during a press conference in Kiev on Thursday that he would do his best to help repair the strained relations, which have deteriorated over Ukraine's NATO membership bid and its refusal to renew a lease for a Russian naval base in the Crimean port of Sebastopol. The two countries are also at odds over the recent conflict between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia. "What is dangerous is that external forces could profit from this situation which is not in the interest of Russia, Ukraine or Georgia," Kadhafi said. [AFP] More
Sunday, 9 November, 2008: As part of its aid program to African countries in need, Libya last week delivered to the people of Liberia 30 tones of rice. The Libyan Charge d'Affaires in the capital of Liberia, Monrovia, presented the rice to the Liberian government at the Roberts International Airport saying that the aid donation is part of Libya's assistance to African countries to meet the global food crisis. "everybody knows about the international food crisis that is affecting our world; as brothers and sisters of Liberia, Libya aim is to assist the people of Liberia to help stabilize the food crisis in the country," the Libyan Charge d'Affaires Mr. Aymen Shah said as quoted by The News in Monrovia. He acknowledged that rice cannot solve all of the food crises in the country, but hoped it would greatly help in the process of ensuring food availability on the Liberian market. [TP] More
Sunday, 9 November, 2008: (ANSAmed) - Cairo, Nov. 7 - Heavy fighting between Libyan security forces and members of the Tebu tribe have caused the death of four people and the wounding of 29 more. The death toll could, however, get worse. The skirmishes took place in the Kufra oasis, around 1,500 kilometres south of Tripoli, following protests caused by long term tension over certain government policies that the native tribes have called discriminatory and oppressive. It is thought that there were mass arrests following the fighting, but there is no official confirmation of this. An appeal from the Tebu Health [Salvation] Front has been released which asks that the international community intervene with "necessary humanitarian measures to save the local populations and stop the massacre as soon as possible,given that the situation continues to deteriorate".[ANSAmed] More
Sunday, 9 November, 2008: Egypt-based investment bank Beltone Financial has expanded into Libya by opening an office in Tripoli, Libya, the bank said on Saturday. "Beltone Financial is providing a comprehensive suite of services in Tripoli including securities brokerage, asset management, investment, corporate restructuring and advisory services," the bank said in a statement. It added that it was partnering the Libyan Economic and Social Development Fund. "Libya's economic, social and political climate signals that the time is right to invest in Libya," Beltone Financial Chairman Aladdin Saba said in the statement. Beltone's research unit would also expand its coverage to include Libyan companies, the statement said. Beltone, which was established in 2002, is present in Cairo, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dubai, Qatar, London and New York. [Reuters] More
تعازي إلى آل العابدية     تعازي إلى آل ساسي

الشرق الأوسط : سكان التبو الغاضبون يسيطرون على ثلاثة أرباع مدينة الكفرة

Dr. Mansour O. El-Kikhia: The New President Has A Very Difficult Task Waiting For Him

سليم الرقعي : لحظه!.. يا طبيب التجميل!؟

عبدالمنصف البوري : عندما يختار الشعب من يقوده؟

Ibrahim Sahad: Letter To U.S. Vice President Elect Joseph Biden

Ibrahim Sahad: Letter To U.S. President Elect Barack Obama

زكريا صهد : المعارضة الجذرية... الراحل الحاج مصطفي البركي... مثالاً

د. فتحي الفاضلي : الارهابيون.. واغتيال الحركة الطلابية في ليبيا

Saturday, 8 November, 2008: Reports emerged late this week of a rare outbreak of political violence in a remote corner of Libya, one of the world's more secretive nations. According to human rights organizations and a Libyan opposition group, security forces have been battling rebels for five days in Kufra, which is located among a cluster of oases towns in the country's southeast region. The fighting has left at least 11 dead, said the activists, who are in touch with sources in Libya. "The situation is very critical," said a resident of the town reached by telephone today who declined to identify himself because of security concerns. "The whole town is in disarray." The clashes involved members of the Tabu tribe and erupted after the Libyan government enforced what some considered discriminatory laws against the group, said to Haytham Manna... [LA Times] More
Saturday, 8 November, 2008: BEIJING, Nov 7 (Reuters) - OPEC is not actively considering cutting production again as oil markets are still volatile, but the cartel could opt to meet before its next scheduled meeting in December, Libya's top oil official said on Friday. Shokri Ghanem also warned that continued low oil prices -- which fell below $60 a barrel for the first time in a year and a half on Friday -- could force companies to cancel new projects, risking a shortage of oil in two years. "These days we can see the market jittering up and down. So to take a decision to cut quickly is maybe premature. So we are not at this point in time thinking of more cuts but of course we are watching the market," he told reporters in Beijing. [Guardian] More
Saturday, 8 November, 2008: The first Italo-Libyan trade fair for infrastructure, mechanics and technology closes today in Tripoli, which put Italian companies interested in going into the Libyan market in contact with Libyan businesses looking for partnerships with Italian enterprise. Although no contracts have been signed so far, organisers are optimistic and are confident that from now until the end of the year Italian companies will move into the Libyan market. Progress was made during the show, in negotiations between the Fiera of Milan and the International Fiera of Tripoli to create a trade fair hub of 500,000 square metres in Tripoli and two more in Bengasi and Misurata, with the signing of a letter of intent, according to President of the Italo-Libyan Chamber of Commerce Antonio De Capoa. Twenty five Italian companies were present.... [ANSAmed] More
فـرج بوالعَـشّة : بين المتاجرة بالمال والمتاجرة فيه..!!

الشرق الأوسط : ليبيا : 33 قتيلا وجريحا في اشتباكات بين قبائل التبو وقوات الأمن

قورينا : عن السابع من أبريل‮.. ‬وحديث الإفك     السلفيوم : لا لعودة سيف الإسلام

المحامي الشارف الغرياني : اهالى سجناء بوسليم بين القضاء المحلى والقضاء الدولي

Friday, 7 November, 2008: Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Libyan military placed the city of Kufra under siege following protests over lack of medical and other basic services, an opposition leader said. "A large amount of Libyan forces have been sent south," the opposition source told Med Basin Newsline. The protests led to clashes between Libyan security forces and the Tabu tribe Monday, resulting in two deaths and 19 injuries although government officials would not comment on the reported unrest, Med Basin reported Thursday. Opposition leaders said government authorities cut phone connections between Kufra and other locations. "The army is constantly bringing in troops via helicopter," the opposition source said. "There is heavy fighting and shooting taking place in the city." Issa Abdul Majid Mansour (photo), who leads the Libyan Tabu Salvation Front in Europe, said security forces and tribal leaders were exchanging fire. Mansour, based in Norway, said tribesmen were setting afire army and security vehicles in the Kufra area. [UPI] More
Friday, 7 November, 2008: Why is the United Arab Emirates so much more prosperous than Libya? These two ArabMuslim states have relatively small populations and lots of oil. Both are ruled by autocrats. Yet Libya population 6.1 million and the U.A.E. population 5.4 million could scarcely be more different in terms of their economic development. Libya’s G.D.P., measured by purchasing power parity, is $74.5 billion or $12,300 per capita, while the U.A.E.’s is more than double that, $190.2 billion or $ 55,2000 per capita, fifthhighest in the world and third in the Middle East, after Qatar and Kuwait. Libya’s exports in 2005 were valued at $29.4 billion the U.A.E.’s were at $117.2. Libya’s rate of unemployment was more than 30 percent the U.A.E.’s, close to 2 percent. Moreover, the U.A.E., a federation that includes Abu Dhabi, Ajman Dubai, Fujairah, Ras alKhaimah, Sharjah, and Umm alQuwain, has one of the world’s fastestgrowing economies... [Energy Tribune] More
Friday, 7 November, 2008: KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Thursday that Libya stands to profit from competition among Western and ex-Soviet nations for access to its lucrative arms market. Gadhafi, who ended Libya's years of international isolation in 2003 when he renounced terrorism and gave up efforts to develop nuclear weapons, said the rivalry would allow Libya to get the most modern weapons for the best possible price. He spoke in Kiev at the end of a weeklong tour to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, all of which offered to supply Libya with weapons. He said Libya was also discussing possible arms deals with Britain, France and Italy. "Everyone is trying to offer a better choice," Gadhafi said. Russia, which supplied billions of dollars' worth of aircraft, missiles and other weapons to Libya during Soviet times, has moved recently to rebuild ties that withered after the 1991 Soviet collapse. But it faces strong competition. [AP] More
Friday, 7 November, 2008: The Lockerbie bomber is dying of cancer but does not have any physical symptoms and should not be freed on compassionate grounds, appeal judges have been told. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, 56, who was convicted in 2001 of the biggest mass murder in British legal history, hopes to be released on bail pending the outcome of his second appeal. It emerged recently that he is suffering from prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of his body and that he may not live to see the outcome of his latest attempt to clear his name. His lawyers told the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh that he "did not have long to live" and should be freed on compassionate grounds to live with his wife and children in Scotland while the appeal process continued. His full appeal may not begin until next summer and is expected to be a lengthy and complicated affair. [The Telegraph] More
Friday, 7 November, 2008: KIEV, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, newly on good terms with Washington, on Thursday hailed the election of Barack Obama as the next U.S. president as "the beginning of victory for black people". But Gaddafi said he feared for Obama's safety, and said he hoped the United States' first black president would not be assassinated like John F. Kennedy or black civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Gaddafi, dressed in a white safari suit emblazoned with a map of Africa, said recent events, including Obama's victory, were "set down 30 years ago in the Green Book," a reference to his 1970s people power manifesto that mixes elements of socialism and Islam. "The Green Book says society's time will come. The Green Book says that blacks will govern the world and power will belong to society and to its minorities," he told reporters in a tent pitched near the state residence which had been assigned to him in Kiev. "This can be considered the beginning of victory for black people." [Reuters] More
Friday, 7 November, 2008: TRIPOLI, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Four years after the United States lifted sanctions on Libya, advocates of a free market are locked in a struggle with powerful state apparatchiks to decide the country's future. Leader Muammar Gaddafi has said the oil-rich north African OPEC member has no choice but to adapt to the global economy to preserve the benefits of the "Islamic Socialism" system he introduced after seizing power in 1969. Restrictions on private capital have been eased and Libyans in cushy government jobs are being encouraged to retrain and set up businesses with the help of cheap state loans. But local analysts say parts of the revolutionary, military and tribal elite, some of whom benefit from state monopolies, are resisting changes in education, health and utilities. "There are still diehard socialists within the system and others with simple vested interests," said Sami Zaptia of Know Libya, a Tripoli-based business services firm. "We may have to wait a generation before we can steam ahead with real economic reform," he added. [Reuters] More
صقر بلال : أدواؤنا (1)

Ghoma: The Obama Factor!

طارق القزيري : عندما يتجاوز التاريخ مدى الحلم

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : الكاتب جمال الحاجي ورفاقه يضربون عن الطعام

فوزي عـبدالحميد/المحامي : الفقهاء ورثة الأنبياء!

الأتحاد الليبي للمدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان : سياسة الفصل العنصري إلى أين؟؟

رفيق : نصيحة لأخوتنا التبو الليبيين

محمد قدري الخوجة : المفاجأة الثانية!!

Thursday, 6 November, 2008: KIEV (AFP) - Libya's Moamer Kadhafi met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in his traditional Bedouin tent Wednesday during a visit to Kiev expected to focus on energy and military cooperation. "We see Libya not as a reliable and promising partner, but also as a country with political influence," Tymoshenko said in a statement. Kadhafi brings a traditional Bedouin tent along with him on state visits, which he uses to host guests. The Libyan leader has also visited Russia and Belarus in recent days to discuss energy and military cooperation.He had already met with Ukrainian President Yushchenko.[AFP] More
Thursday, 6 November, 2008: KIEV (Itar-Tass) - Libya is a widely open gate to Africa for Ukraine, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko said at a Tuesday dinner in honor of Libyan leader Muammar Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi. “Thanks to the efforts of the Libyan leader, Libya becomes a widely open gate to Africa for Ukraine,” the presidential press office quoted Yushchenko. “The broad horizons of our trade and investments will soon be supplemented with mutually beneficial projects,” he said. “Agriculture, machine building, construction, aviation and aerospace industries, and hydrocarbon survey and development are promising spheres....” [Itar-Tass] More
Thursday, 6 November, 2008: The Justice Ministry of Belarus and the Main People’s Committee for Justice of Libya have agreed to establish close links. According to the protocol signed in Minsk on November 3 the two sides will conduct talks, consultations and meetings to discuss the issues of mutual interest, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Justice Ministry. The document was signed by Justice Minister of Belarus Viktor Golovanov and Secretary of the Main People’s Committee for Foreign Links.... [Law] More
Thursday, 6 November, 2008: The book seems to have been closed on one of the nastier episodes of international terrorism. Libya has paid $1.5 billion to compensate the families of victims of two Libyan-backed terrorist attacks in the 1980s -- the 1988 bombing of Pam Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 280, including 180 Americans, and the 1986 bombing of a Berlin disco popular with American soldiers that killed three, including two Americans, and wounded 230. In retaliation for the Berlin bombing, then-President Reagan ordered air strikes on Tripoli and Benghazi that killed 41 Libyans including leader Moammar Gadhafi's adopted daughter. Those families will be compensated with an additional $300 million, the source of which is not clear but the Bush administration has said none of it will come from U.S. taxpayers. [Sentinel and Enterprise] More
تعازي إلى آل أبوشيبة

بوزيد لهلالي : إدارة أوباما

البشير : نشرة اخبار ليبيا سنة 2025

سالم بن عمار : أما آن لهذا القتل أن يتوقف؟

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : تصريح صحفي حول أحداث مدينة الكفرة

الساطور : أهالي مدينة الكفرة

جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : تناولنا لقضية التبو في ليبيا ليس من منطلق عرقي

الشرق الأوسط : ليبيا : أنباء عن اضطرابات عنيفة في الجنوب بين قبائل التبو والأمن

فتحي بن خليفة : الـتـبـو مؤخراً .. وليس بأخر

Wednesday, 5 November, 2008: KIEV (AP) - Ukraine's president called Tuesday for greater military and energy cooperation with Libya as he courted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who was making his last stop on a three-nation tour of former Soviet republics. Gadhafi's visits to Ukraine, Belarus and Russia appear aimed at spurring competition for arms and energy deals with Libya,an energy-rich north African nation.President Viktor Yushchenko said at a news conference that Ukraine has "colossal potential" for supplying arms, technology and other materiel to Libya.He also said Ukraine can offer Libya access to Ukraine's oil refinery industry.[AP] More
Wednesday, 5 November, 2008: KIEV (AFP) — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday in a regional tour, focussed on energy and military cooperation, that has already seen him pitch tent in Russia and Belarus. Libya is keen to discuss possible purchases of armoured vehicles and air defence systems from Ukraine, said the deputy head of Ukraine's presidential administration, Andri Gontsharuk, at the start of the three-day visit. In turn, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko hopes to extract oil in Libya. [AFP] More
Wednesday, 5 November, 2008: The local contractor Wangdee Engineering and Construction Co has entered the north African market by securing a contract to build housing units worth 1.4 billion baht in the south of Libya. The company is a subcontractor for 1,612 one-storey rowhouses in Brack, about 700 kilometres south of Libya's capital, Tripoli. Rawas for Constructions and Maintenance Co is the main contractor for the Libyan government's rural area development project, which aims to build 25,000 housing units nationwide. [Bangkok Post] More
Wednesday, 5 November, 2008: Messages of congratulations have started coming in with the United States of America and Libya applauding President Rupiah Banda on his election. United States ambassador to Zambia, Donald Booth, said the elections were a sign of the maturity of Zambia’s democratic development. In a statement released yesterday, Mr Booth said he was encouraged by President Banda’s commitment to good governance, regional peace and stability. Ambassador Booth, who attended President Banda’s inauguration ceremony on Sunday, said the US government was looking forward to working with the new administration. [Daily Mail] More
تعازي إلى آل زيو     تعازي إلى آل الترهوني

جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : نداء ومناشدة من قبائل التبو في ليبيا

سليم الرقعي : إلى صديقي فوزي المحامي.. حول الإجراءات والضمانات..

د. يونس فنوش : هون وأبناؤها.. نموذج رائع للعمل الأهلي المبدع

محمد بن احميدة : جارزون.. لك كل الإحترام

عاشور نصر الورفلي : تعال وقاتل أو اذهب إلى الجحيم

محمد قدري الخوجة : المفاجأة!!

رفيق : هذا الرجل.. وهذا الصبي!     الساطور

يوسف المجريسي : أمم العـبيد

Tuesday, 4 November, 2008: The Government has decided to open up an embassy in Libya, to carry on bilateral and friendly relationship with that country. The mission is expected to open by the end of the year or early next year, according to Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion, Welfare and Government Spokesman on National Security Keheliya Rambukwella. A government delegation from Libya led by Prof. Mathoon M. Mathoon, Secretary General Peoples's Committee for Manpower Training and Employment (Minister) is in Colombo. The Libyan delegation met Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa... [Daily Mirror] More
Tuesday, 4 November, 2008: MINSK, November 3 (Itar-Tass) - Belarus and Libya signed four agreements after the talks between presidents Alexander Lukashenko and Muammar Gaddafi on Monday. The parties inked the convention on avoiding double taxation and a protocol on cooperation between the Belarussian Justice Ministry and the Libyan justice committee as well as a memorandum on mutual understanding between the Belarussian standardisation committee and the Libyan national centre for standardisation and metrology. [Itar-Tass] More
Tuesday, 4 November, 2008: The government of Libya has provided about 30 tons of rice to Liberia. Presenting the rice to the Liberian government over the weekend at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County, the Charge d’Affaires of the Libyan People’s Bureau in Liberia, Aymen T.A. Shah said the donation was his government way of identifying with Liberia in the wake of global food crisis. Mr. Shah said “everybody knows about the international food crisis that is affecting our world; as brothers and sisters of Liberia, we decided to assist the people of Liberia to help stabilize the food crisis in the country.” [The News] More
Tuesday, 4 November, 2008: For Frontex to succeed in the Mediterranean, the EU must develop a relationship with Libya, MEP Simon Busuttil told University students during a discussion on campus about the EU's Immigration Pact. He explained that Libya was the only Mediterranean country with which the EU has no relations, making it difficult to force it to cooperate on a number of issues, including border surveillance. The patrols run in the central Mediterranean by Frontex, the EU's border agency, were recently described as a failure by its chief Illika Laitinen, with more migrants than ever landing in Malta and Lampedusa this year. Dr Busuttil subsequently attacked Mr Laitinen's comments as clumsy and bizarre. [Times of Malta] More
Tuesday, 4 November, 2008: Rome - "The Centre Union doesn't think that the ratification of the agreement recently drawn up by the Italian and the Libyan government is possible, if at the same time the Parliament does not decide on the question of compensation payments to Italian citizens which have been expelled from Libya after the confiscation of goods". UDC leader Pier Ferdinando Casini, said this after the meeting in the past days between a delegation of the Union including deputies Savino Pezzotta, Luisa Capitanio Santolini and Armando Dionisi and representatives of the Association for repatriated Italians from Libya. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 4 November, 2008: Abubaker Al-Nafar, Director of the Ukrainian – Libyan House, claimed that the aim of Libyan Jamahiriya leader Muammar al-Qaddafi visit in Ukraine, scheduled for November 4-5, is to open new opportunities for bilateral cooperation. According to an UNIAN correspondent, he said this to a news conference in Kyiv on Monday. According to his words, Ukraine and Libya could cooperate in building, oil extraction and tourism spheres. Moreover, he noted that Libya is interested in cooperation with Ukraine in the agricultural sphere. Answering questions of journalists, A.Al-Nafar confirmed that Qaddafi will live in a tent and will be guarded by women bodyguards during his visit in Kyiv. [Unian] More
Tuesday, 4 November, 2008: Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd hosted the visit of a high-powered government delegation from Libya at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Kaliakoir, Gazipur on October 30 last. The visit was graced by Engineer Maa'touq Mohammed Maa'touq, Minister for Manpower, Training and Employment. The Ambassador of Libya to Bangladesh also accompanied the team. The visiting team consisted of a host of Libyan and local government officials. Square commenced exporting its world-class pharmaceutical products to Libya from 2005, being the first Bangladeshi company to enter into this oil rich country. [Nation] More
Tuesday, 4 November, 2008: MOSCOW, November 3 (RIA Novosti) - During his weekend visit to Moscow, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi accepted an invitation from the Chechen president to visit the North Caucasus republic in 2010, a spokesman for the president said on Monday. "President Ramzan Kadyrov invited the Libyan leader during their meeting in Moscow. As Ramzan Akhmatovich said, Muammar Qaddafi celebrates the birth of the Prophet in a Muslim country each year, so Kadyrov invited the Libyan leader to such a celebration in the Chechen Republic in 2010. The invitation was accepted with gratitude," Lema Gudayev told RIA Novosti. Kadyrov and Qaddafi held one-on-one talks "in a warm and friendly atmosphere," the spokesman said. [RIA] More
الدستور : رئيس وزراء مالطي سابق : حذرنا ليبيا من الغارة الأمريكية عام 1986

د. الهادي شلوف : غداً لنا أطفال آخرون يسمون بـ "أطفال الحجارة"

نادي الباروني : نادي الباروني يشارك في دورة المساجد

Monday, 3 November, 2008: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during Gadhafi's first visit to Russia since 1985 over the weekend. Slideshow: Pictures of the week Tripoli announced that it had signed a deal with Moscow to cooperate on nuclear civilian projects, but Russia has not confirmed the nuclear accord. Talks reportedly focused on oil, gas and arms purchases. Libyan Foreign Minister 'Abd A-Rahman Shalqam said the agreement included cooperation in the field of civilian nuclear uses, including designing and building reactors, creating nuclear fuel and cooperation in nuclear medical uses and treatment of nuclear waste. [The Jerusalem Post] More
Monday, 3 November, 2008: MINSK (AFP) — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi arrived in Belarus on Sunday for talks with President Alexander Lukashenko as part of a landmark tour of former Soviet republics, Lukashenko's office said. "Lukashenko met the esteemed guest at Minsk Airport," the president's press service said in a statement after Kadhafi flew from Moscow on his first visit to the region since the collapse of the Soviet Union. On Monday the pair "will hold talks expected to lead to the signing of a number of bilateral agreements," the statement said. Lukashenko, whose regime has been described by Washington as Europe's last dictatorship, maintained ties with the North African country when it was still regarded as an int'l outcast... [AFP] More
Monday, 3 November, 2008: It was Malta, and not Italy, which tipped off Libya of the US bombing raid in April 1986, former Maltese Prime Minister Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici insisted Sunday. He told Malta Today newspaper: "An hour before the bombing, we had informed Libyan air traffic controllers that unidentified, unauthorised planes were approaching their region." The attack killed Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi's 15-month old adopted daughter and some 40 civilians, and injured 226 other people. Mifsud Bonnici made his comments after Libyan foreign minister Abdel Rahman Shalgam was quoted as saying last Thursday that former Italian Prime Minister Bettino Craxi had personally warned him "one or two days" before the US bombing. [Earth Times] More
Monday, 3 November, 2008: Moscow - Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi spent the last evening of his official visit to Moscow on Saturday at a concert of the French singer Mireille Mathieu with one of her long-time fans - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Gaddafi is on a three-day visit to Russia, in a move expected to reprise cordial Soviet-era relations between the two states, and lead to purchases of weapons by Libya. Putin, 56, and Gaddafi, 66 went backstage to visit the 62-year-old chanteuse, who enjoyed considerable fame in Russia in the years of the Soviet Union. The two leaders reportedly conversed with Mathieu on the topic, among others, of the beauty of Paris. Mathieu then joined the one-time African revolutionary and the former KGB agent on a walk through the Kremlin garden to Gaddafi's Bedouin tent, in which he customarily resides... [M&C] More
Monday, 3 November, 2008: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Saturday he hopes to increase energy ties with Moscow during his first visit to post-Soviet Russia, which hopes to persuade him to back its plans for an OPEC-like natural gas cartel. "We consider oil and gas cooperation especially important now," Gadhafi said in the Kremlin before talks with President Dmitry Medvedev. "We have common approaches to gas and oil policies." He did not elaborate. Russia has been eager to persuade Libya to back its plans for a gas cartel that would also involve Algeria, Iran, Qatar and the countries of Central Asia and could strengthen Moscow's energy leverage over Europe. Gadhafi is also expected to clinch a series of major arms deals on his visit. [News-Leader] More
Monday, 3 November, 2008: Nov. 1 (Khartoum) - Libyan African Union affairs secretary Abdel-Salam Al-Tiriki met today with the Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur Dijbril Bassolé who arrived yesterday in the Libyan capital from Qatar. Libya tried in October last year to broker an initiative to end Darfur conflict. However it failed to convince the rebel groups to take part in the talks, because of its relations with Khartoum but also because of the rebel rejection for the former mediators. During his meeting with Al-Tiriki, Bassolé expressed full readiness to cooperate with Libya due to its important role in promoting security, peace and stability in Sudan and the region as a whole. According to the Sudanese News Agency, Bassolé also hailed the Libyan efforts... [ST] More
د. فتحي الفاضلي : ليبيا الفاطمية.. صفحات من جذور الصراع

السلفيوم : إعادة قراءة     كراسي : صوت الريح     جيل : يا صديقي

إيلاف : ليبيا تنفي قبولها إقامة قاعدة بحرية روسية في بنغازي

عيسى عبدالقيوم : مصري يقترح.. وإيراني يؤيد.. والفاتورة ليبية

فوزي عـبدالحميد/المحامي : الشريعة عقوبات بدون إجراءات

إخوان أونلاين : لا يا ملك الملوك!!

حسين قرضاب : سيف الإسلام القذافي والوقوع في الخطأ

رمضان جربوع : الأبريليون وإعاقة مسيرة ليبيا الغد 2025!

Sunday, 2 November, 2008: MOSCOW (AFP) — Libya and Russia signed a civil nuclear cooperation deal Saturday, Tripoli's foreign minister said, as Moamer Kadhafi visited Moscow for talks he said could help restore "geopolitical equilibrium". The Libyan leader's first visit to Moscow since 1985, the Cold War era, and which included meetings with President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, was also expected to focus on oil and gas and arms purchases. While Russian officials did not confirm the nuclear accord, Libyan Foreign Minister Abdelrahman Chalgham described it as touching on a range of issues. "A cooperation agreement was signed in the area of the peaceful use of civilian nuclear, particularly in the design and construction of reactors and the supply of nuclear fuel," said Abdelrahman Chalgham. [AFP] More
Sunday, 2 November, 2008: The Lockerbie bomber has been given a maximum of a year to live after cancer spread to his bones, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. The diagnosis – delivered by three doctors, including one flown in from Libya – means Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi is likely to suffer excruciating pain in the remaining months of his life and cannot be properly cared for in prison. It is understood this will form the key basis on which lawyers for Megrahi will apply for bail at a hearing later this week. Sources have told Scotland on Sunday that the team of doctors who examined Megrahi were not able to agree that he had less than three months to live – the point at which he would have been freed on compassionate grounds. [The Scotsman] More
Sunday, 2 November, 2008: The Libyan labour delegation led by Minister of Labour Matough Mohamed Matough arrived in the country yesterday to have discussions with several key Lankan ministers. Chairman, Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) Kingsley Ranawaka told the Sunday Observer yesterday that according to the Labour delegation at least 60,000 Sri Lankan workers will secure employment in Libya during the next few months. "We signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Libya in May this year in Colombo and the first batch of Lankan workers is expected to go to Libya before the end of this month," he said. Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and Labour Minister in Libya Matough Mohamed Matough signed the MoU on behalf of Sri Lanka and Libya. [Sunday Observer] More
Sunday, 2 November, 2008: The government has received a fleet of tractors and implements from the Republic of Libya under a program dubbed Green Project aimed at enhancing food security in the country. The government has received a fleet of tractors and implements from the Republic of Libya under a program dubbed Green Project aimed at enhancing food security in the country. The tractors and implements which will be used to kick start the green program being spearheaded by the Libyan Jamahiriya Libya fund for aid and development in Africa were unveiled at the Institute of Agricultural engineering in Harare. Handing over the equipment the Libyan Jamahiriya Charge d’ Affaires in Zimbabwe Mr. Amara all Albatel said it is through the strong ties between President Gaddafi and his counterpart President Mugabe that the green program has come into fruition. [ZBC] More
Sunday, 2 November, 2008: (RIA Novosti) - Libyan authorities have allowed seven Swiss nationals, who were arrested during a diplomatic spat between the countries, to return home, the Swiss Federal Dept of Foreign Affairs said. The department said in a press release: "Of these seven Swiss nationals, some have already left the country, and others will follow in the next few days." However, two other Swiss citizens will "still be unable to leave the country," and the work of Swiss companies operating in Libya will not be able to return to normal, the statement said. The department will continue its "persistent efforts to find a solution to the problems that continue to burden relations between Switzerland and Libya." The diplomatic row between Libya and Switzerland was sparked by the July 15 arrest in Geneva of Muammar Qaddafi's son Hannibal. [RIA Novosti] More
المحمودي : ما هكذا يا سالم تورد الإبل (1)

علي العجيلي : رد بالشواهد على كاتب صغير

طارق القزيري : فكر مجددا : هل التوريث مشروع قائم في ليبيا؟ (1)

الجزيرة : أهالي مفقودين سياسيين بليبيا يهددون باللجوء للتحقيق الدولي

عيسى قرادة : كيف نقتل مثقفينا... هالة المصراتي نموذجا!

المسلم : القذافي يعتزم طلب استضافة قاعدة عسكرية روسية على الأراضي الليبية

عبدالحميد بطاو : قصيدة.. عيّط وصرّخ يا حفيدي زين

عبدالمنصف البوري : تعليق حول زيارة القذافي لروسيا

Saturday, 1 November, 2008: (AP) - Libya has paid $1.5 billion into a fund to compensate the families of American victims of Libyan-linked terror attacks in the 1980s, clearing the last hurdle in full normalization of ties between Washington and Tripoli. In exchange, under a deal worked out earlier this year, President Bush on Friday signed an executive order restoring the Libyan government's immunity from terror-related lawsuits and dismissing pending compensation cases, the White House said. "This removes the last obstacle to a normal relationship between the United States and Libya," said David Welch. [AP] More
Saturday, 1 November, 2008: (Xinhua) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with visiting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who arrived here Friday for his first visit to Russia, local media reported. "You are the recognized leader of the Libyan people. We have friendly relations, which have been developing for several decades now," Itar-Tass and Interfax quoted Medvedev as saying at his countryside residence. Gaddafi said he was very glad to meet with Medvedev and hope his visit will be useful for bilateral relations. Russia wrote off billions of U.S. dollars of debt owed by Libya earlier this year in exchange for closer business ties and energy cooperation, as well as arms sales. "A principal agreement on a large package of arms contracts worth over 2 billion U.S. dollars could be reached within the framework of this visit". [Xinhua] More
Saturday, 1 November, 2008: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, starting his first visit to post-Soviet Russia on Friday, will discuss opening a Russian naval base in Libya to counterbalance US interests in the region, a newspaper reported. Colonel Gaddafi, who last visited then Soviet Russia in 1985, is expected to discuss purchases of Russian arms and energy co-operation during his three-day trip. The business daily Kommersant, quoting a source involved in preparing Col Gaddafi’s visit, said “the colonel has saved the good news for his visit which will mollify the Kremlin’s resentment” at a lack of deals with post-sanctions Libya. “During these talks the colonel intends to raise the issue of opening a base for Russia’s navy in the Libyan port of Benghazi,” the paper wrote. The Kremlin and Russian naval officials could not be reached for comment. [FT] More
Saturday, 1 November, 2008: MR. Wood: Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks for coming on such short notice. We have Assistant Secretary David Welch from the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau. He’s going to talk to you about implementation of the Libya Claims Settlement Agreement. So without further ado, Assistant Secretary Welch. ASSISTANT SECRETARY WELCH: Hi, folks. Happy Halloween. I assume you’ve seen the statement we’ve issued. This is an important, significant moment. We’ve received, pursuant to the August 14 agreement that we signed with the Libyans, $1.5 billion from the int'l humanitarian fund into a U.S.-controlled account which will go to compensate American claimants who have terrorism-related claims against Libya. [US State Dept.] More
Saturday, 1 November, 2008: Libya yesterday signed an MoU with Bangladesh to recruit a large number of workers as Tripoli launched a $130 billion infrastructure development programme that will require over one million foreign workers. Foreign Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and visiting Libyan Labour Minister Maa'touq Mohammed Maa'touq signed the MoU after an hour-long official talk at the State Guest House Padma. Itekhar and Maa'toug termed the signing of the MoU as a historic occasion and a milestone in the development of bilateral relations between the two Muslim brotherly countries. Under the five-year development programme that started this year, Libya will construct 300,000 housing units, 27 university complexes, over 10,000 kms roads and maintain 24,000 kms roads. "We'll recruit workers not only from Bangladesh..." [The Daily Star] More
Saturday, 1 November, 2008: Over two hundred Ghanaians are currently languishing in jail in Libya in conditions that can be compared to those of the Nazi concentration camps in Hitler's time. The crime of the Ghanaians is that they entered that country through unapproved means and some of them have been in jail for eight months. The Enquirer's sources at Gat 'Concentration' camp in Libya said most of the 'prisoners' are ill but the Libyan authorities do not care about their health situation. Currently, there is an outbreak of tuberculosis and Cholera and there are fears that some of them may die, as there are no medical facilities... [JOL] More
To send me the latest news or views please click here: dribrahim@earthlink.net
Back to: Libya: Our Home