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جليانه : أحد الجسور التاريخية بمنطقة رأس الهلال في خطر    أحوال المدينة القديمة

سليم الرقعي : جماهيرية جراء وطراء!؟

عـبدالله الشبلي : من حكايـا رمضـان (4)

Tuesday, 30 September, 2008: Eid al-Fitr festivities marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan will be celebrated from Tuesday in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Libya and Jordan, officials said. Religious authorities in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest shrines, said the new moon had been sighted and that Ramadan would end on Monday with the feast to follow the next day. Lebanon and Jordan made similar announcements. The Islamic calendar is a lunar one, and most Muslim countries set the beginning of Eid al-Fitr by the sighting of the new moon. But Libya -- where the feast also begins on Tuesday -- uses astronomical calculations. Kuwait,Qatar and the UAE followed Saudi Arabia,with the feast starting on Tuesday. [AFP] More
Tuesday, 30 September, 2008: TRIPOLI - Canadian energy company Verenex (VNX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) made a new oil discovery in the Ghadames Basin in Libya, the north African country's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Monday. The find was made in wildcat exploration well C1-47/04, 150 kilometres (93 miles) southwest of the Libyan capital Tripoli, NOC said in a statement on its Web site. The flow was through a choke size of 32/64ths of an inch, with oil flowing at 900 barrels per day from a depth of 9,962 feet and 150 barrels per day from 7,819 feet. Gas flowed at a rate of 4.20 and 4.50 million cubic feet per day respectively at those depths, NOC added. Verenex won a permit to explore the area. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 30 September, 2008: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday jetted out of the country to Tripoli, Libya, aboard a Libyan registered aircraft on the invitation of the Libyan leader, Muammar Ghaddafi. One of the aides of Obasanjo confided in aviation correspondents at the presidential wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, that the former president was on his way to Tripoli to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri with the Libyan leader. Obasanjo was said to have been personally invited by Gaddafi to come and celebrate the festival with him. He was accompanied on the trip by one of his daughters, Ronke; his former Senior Special Assistant on Media, Dr. Doyin Okupe and his childhood friend, Chief Femi Olopade. [Tribune] More
Tuesday, 30 September, 2008: The Libyan fishing port of Zuwarah is alive with fishermen selling the morning's catch - a kilo of sardines for five dinars (about $4, or a little over £2) - or mending their nets, preparing for the next trip. The town has a reputation as one of the main departure points for migrants heading to Europe, but the fishermen claimed to have seen nothing - the migrants cross at night, they said, when they are at sea. In the centre of Zuwarah, about a mile from the quayside, were dozens of people hoping to get a passage to Europe. Some Nigerians were willing to speak to me. All professed a desire to get away from Libya, and their preferred destinations were a who's who of Europe - Switzerland,Austria,Germany,Spain, the UK and Italy. [BBC] More
Tuesday, 30 September, 2008: 29 September 2008 – Corruption, bribery, money-laundering and the transfer of illegally-derived funds all obstruct progress towards reaching the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, especially in Africa, a senior Libyan official told the General Assembly today. Giadalla A. Ettalhi, chairman of the North African nation’s delegation, highlighted the “huge damages inflicted on developing countries as a result of smuggling funds across borders and the deprivation of those countries from the return of those funds, deposited in the banks of other countries.” He noted that the Assembly has called for such funds to be returned to their countries of origin. [UN News] More
Tuesday, 30 September, 2008: (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, SEPTEMBER 29 - Six Egyptian-Libyan agreements worth L.E. 2.5 billion (USD 457 million) are currently being implemented in a bid to resume cooperation between the two countries in the power field and activate the decisions of the joint committee. According to the minister of Electricity, Hassan Younis, the agreements represent a qualitative leap in the efforts to strengthen the power linkage project between the two countries from 400 to 500 volts. He added that joint-stock companies were set up and others will be established to serve the two countries and neighboring countries in this field. The minister said that the Afro-Arab partnership will be invigorated in the electro-mechanical domain. [ANSAmed] More
رمضان جربوع : عصمليات.. معسـكرات لزومات خروجات!

وام : ليبيا تعلن الثلاثاء أول أيام عيد الفطر المبارك

د. محمد الصاري : دروس رمضانية ـ مسجد أبومنجل ـ زليتن (6)

حديث الأستاذ فتحي الجهمي لقناة "الحرّة" ـ مارس 2004م

عيسى عبدالقيوم : ( نصوص : 7. دندنة )


د. مصطفى عـبدالله : القذافي فشل في إدارة الدولة

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : العقيدة بين المنطق والعقلانية

Monday, 29 September, 2008: The majority of world Muslims will sight the new lunar moon, which marks the end of Ramadan and start of `Eid Al-Fitr, on Monday, Sept. 29, though some have already decided its beginning based on astronomical calculations. "The Fiqh Council of North America and the European Council for Fatwa and Research have announced that Sept. 30th is the 30th day of Ramadan and `Eid Al-Fitr 1429 will be on Oct. 1st," FCNA said. ..... Libya, which began Ramadan on August 31, announced that Tuesday will be the first day of `Eid Al-Fitr. Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, will sight the moon of Shawwal, the tenth month on the Islamic lunar calendar, on Monday. This means the last day of Ramadan would be Monday or Tuesday. [IOL] More
Monday, 29 September, 2008: The government of Libya has executed 4 Nigerians, as 50 others languish in jail. An unnamed deportee who was repatriated recently alongside others revealed that they were still about 50 Nigerians in detention with 10 of them condemned to death while four were already executed. He said some of them have spent almost 10 years in the Libyan prison without adequate trial and prosecution. To draw home his argument, the man gave names of Malam A. Nuhu, Mr. Noel S. Chucks, Alhaji Musa, Mr. Alex O. Chinweze, Simon Emmanuel Abaka, and Jonahs Okafor Onyema as some of those Nigerians having death sentences hanging on their necks and who were refused deportation by Libyan government. [Leadership Nigeria] More
Monday, 29 September, 2008: Libya “has never asked the help of any other country, including Italy, but cooperates with other countries with regard to illegal immigration,” said the Libyan embassy in Rome in a note published last week. The Libyan press release was in reply to Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni who said last Sunday that the flow of illegal immigrants from Libya has not stopped, notwithstanding the treaty signed by the two countries on 30 August. Maroni threatened to block Italian help to Libya as promised by the treaty. The Libyan note continued: “As for minister Maroni’s declaration he will be coming to Libya in an Italian patrol boat (to stop the illegal immigration flow), we would like to inform him that Libya refuses his arrival in such a spectacular way, and, if we want to receive him, we will inform him of the date and time...” [Independent] More
بشير السني المنتصر : إلى روح السيد محمود المنتصر في ذكرى وفاته

رمضان جربوع : في سياق الإصلاح، حقوق أخرى يجب أن تكرّس!

السياسة : ألف مبروك     فرانس 24 : ما الفائدة من الأمم المتحدة؟

د. محمد الصاري : دروس رمضانية ـ مسجد أبومنجل ـ زليتن (5)

سي إن إن : سيف الإسلام القذافي : نتبادل الاستثمارات عوض القنابل مع أمريكا

قدس برس : ناشط أمازيغي مغربي : ليبيا تعرقل مؤتمر الأمازيغ وتسعى لمنع انعقاده

Sunday, 28 September, 2008: The Libyan prisons’ Administration has decided releasing 80 Algerian prisoners held at the Libyan prisons, 28 other prisoners have been added to the list of the 52 Algerians imprisoned for different charges. A great number of them purged the imprisonment term, but their release has been delayed, a source briefed on the topic said. In this context, the families of the Algerian prisoners in Libya, have indicated that the Algerian embassy in Tripoli, in cooperation with the Libyan judicial authorities, have prepared the procedure allowing to the 80 Algerian prisoners crossing the borders home. [Elkhabar] More
Sunday, 28 September, 2008: Once more the grim statistics for the week of 13-20 September shows that 43 people have died as a result of traffic accidents in Libya. 145 more have suffered serious injuries. This was the result of 239 car accidents in the country, according to numbers released by the public security. Strict measures need to be undertaken by the Libyan authorities in order to cut down this continuous death of so many people with the dire negative social, economic and human consequences. [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 28 September, 2008: A LABOUR MP said it was "pathetic" that Prime Minister Gordon Brown put Britain's relationship with Libya ahead of seeking justice for IRA victims killed and maimed by Libyan weaponry. Responding to a letter from the Prime Minister to lawyers acting for IRA victims, Andrew MacKinlay, a member of the Westminster Foreign Affairs Committee, said Mr Brown's response was a disgrace. In the letter, seen by the News Letter, Mr Brown said he was unwilling to seek compensation for victims of IRA terrorism – despite the American government securing compensation for American victims. [News Letter] More
طارق القزيري : في مفهوم العنف الرمزي

ادرار نفوسه : مقارعة الديكتاتور في لندن، كيف؟!

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر ( الجزء 2 ـ الحلقة 6 )

لجنة العمل الوطني : دعوة للمشاركة في حملة التوقيع على العريضة الاحتجاجية

محمد ربيع كاباون : سجين ليبيا ، فتحي الجهمي "صحة شريبتك"...

Italian Insider : Succession Bedevils Tripoli     Illegal Immigrants Unravel Treaty

حملة التضامن : لقطات من إعتصام شباب الحملة أمام السفارة السويدية بلندن

مراسل : الأمسيّة الشعريّة الأمازيغيّة الأولى ـ طرابلس

Saturday, 27 September, 2008: A Libyan official has cast doubt on claims a group of European tourists and their Egyptian guides seized in Egypt last week have been taken to Libya. Searches of the border area had yielded no sign of the 11 tourists and their eight guides, the official said. On Thursday, the Sudanese authorities said the hostages had been moved just over the border into Libyan territory. They were seized last Friday while on a desert safari in south-western Egypt, near the borders with Libya and Sudan. The group being held includes five Germans, five Italians and a Romanian [BBC] More
Saturday, 27 September, 2008: BERLIN, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- German companies and engineers in the 1980s laid the basis for a secret nuclear weapons program in Libya. Ihsan Barbouti, an Iraqi citizen living in Germany, in the 1980s approached several German firms and engineers, trying to buy technology and know-how to establish a secret nuclear weapons program in Libya, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported. The man succeeded: Two years after organizing the sale of a German toxic gas factory to the Rabta industrial complex, he asked a German company to draft plans for a fuel processing plant, the daily said. Such a plant, by using nuclear fuel rods, could have produced enough plutonium to build a nuclear bomb. The firm's engineers drafted the plans for a year, then put them on microfilm that was later smuggled to Libya via Brazil. [METtimes] More
Saturday, 27 September, 2008: Tripoli, Libya - The Libyan people's general committee Wednesday gave its approval for the country to become a member of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The approval has been forwarded to the people's general Congress (CGP), the country's highest legislative body, for submission to the grassroots Libyan people's congresses, for ratification. The committee also approved the preparation of a preliminary study, in cooperation with the World Bank, to assess the efficiency of services and economic activities in Libya, an initiative to be considered as a first step towards Libya's integration into institution's annual report on economic activities. [PANA] More
الساطور : نشابحوا؟؟

عبدالسلام القذافي : إلى المشككين في نسب العقيد القذافي

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : حكايات الخيمة والجلوس على الأرض!

رمزي العبيردي وفرقته : منوّعات شعبية (2)

رمزي العبيردي وفرقته : منوّعات شعبية (1)

عبدالمنصف البوري : الوصفة الخليجية

فرج بوالعَـشّة : قراءة في صور المثقف العضوي..!!

Laila al-Houni : Ezzeddin al-Sherif Speech ليلى الهوني : كلمة الأخ عزالدين الشريف

د. مصطفى عـبدالله : لا لا لا... للفوضى

Friday, 26 September, 2008: CAIRO (AP) - A group of kidnappers who abducted a 19-member European tour group during a desert safari moved their captives from Sudan to Libya on Thursday in a new complication to the week-old hostage ordeal, the Sudanese government said. Sudanese troops "monitored" the kidnappers as they drove in three 4x4 vehicles from the Oweinat Mountain area in northwest Sudan and crossed the border into Libya, Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ali Youssef told The Associated Press. [AP] More
Friday, 26 September, 2008: Controversal Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi has ordered his son to hold talks with a former South Wales mayor. The leader demanded the meeting after he spotted Suleman Hawas on TV talking about his plans to twin Welsh towns with the African nation. Mr Hawas, who left his native Tripoli, the Libyan capital, 28 years ago, but returned for a recent visit, said last night: “I had an interview with one of the main TV channels and Gaddafi himself was watching. He liked the programme and asked his son to see me. “I think the thing that struck him most was how the people of Bridgend embraced me and made me town mayor.” On the day he was due to return to Bridgend, 53-year-old Mr Hawas held extensive talks with Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi – the dictator’s second son and potential heir – about his ambitions to develop relations between Wales and Libya. “He was a real gentleman and it went very well,” said Mr Hawas. [Wales Online] More
Friday, 26 September, 2008: TRIPOLI: Libyan authorities have banned the import of China milk products over the country's tainted milk scandal, the commerce ministry announced on Thursday. "The import is banned of all milk and derivative products from China and of milk products from other countries containing milk products of Chinese origin," it said. About 53,000 Chinese children have fallen ill and four have died after drinking milk containing the industrial chemical melamine. [The News] More
ليبيا ايمال : تعريب السحور     وكالة الصحافة الفرنسية : نقل الرهائن الى ليبيا

ليلى الهوني : خير من ألف شهر

الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا : اللجنة التنفيذية تتدارس التطورات الأخيرة

قورينا : نساء التراويح يحرقن الحسنات في‮ ‬حرم المساجد

عبدالله الشبلي : من حكايا رمضان (3)

مجلة "شاعرالمليون" : ( هدى السراري : أنا حزينة جداً من أجل الشاعر الليبي )

Thursday, 25 September, 2008: VIENNA (AFP) — Libya's cooperation with the UN atomic watchdog and its investigation into Tripoli's clandestine nuclear weapons programme should be an example for other countries, a top US official said Wednesday. The International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors, at its week-long meeting here, adopted by consensus a resolution commending Libya's cooperation in the agency's probe. In December 2003, Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi stunned the world by renouncing Tripoli's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programme. It was Libya's subsequent cooperation with IAEA inspectors that helped unravel the black market network of Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. [AFP] More
Thursday, 25 September, 2008: NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The Bush administration urged lawmakers on Wednesday to agree to the appointment of a new U.S. ambassador to Libya, which has been blocked until Tripoli puts money into a fund to pay U.S. victims of terrorism. On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey put on hold the nomination of diplomat Gene Cretz to become Washington's envoy to Libya until American victims were paid from a fund agreed on last month by both countries. "Libya has not yet satisfied its obligations to U.S. victims of its terrorist acts and I will object to this nomination's moving forward until those victims receive justice," said Lautenberg, a Democrat. Under U.S. law, ambassadorial appointments must be cleared by the Senate. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Libya still had obligations it must meet for the fund but that the United States had been assured these would be fulfilled. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 25 September, 2008: Libyan sovereign wealth fund is considering buying a minority stake in Telecom Italia, Italy's leading telecoms company. The Libyan Investment Authority is considering paying about €2bn-€3bn ($2.9bn-$4.3bn) for a stake of up to 10 per cent in Telecom Italia, said two people close to the matter. They added that Telecom Italia's board was today expected to discuss the possibility of the LIA buying a stake, although they cautioned that no deal had been finalised. If a deal is concluded, it should provide Telecom Italia with funds to reduce its high leverage. It had net debt of €37.2bn at June 30. However, a deal might also herald renewed turmoil at Telecom Italia. Telefónica, Spain's leading telecoms company, was part of a consortium that agreed to buy a controlling stake in Telecom Italia in April last year. [FT] More
Thursday, 25 September, 2008: I hate this, I hate this. I don’t want foreigners to advise us on how we should vote,” lamented a barber as he worked on James Akena’s hair at a barber shop in the Kampala suburb of Nakulabye. It was on September 9; Libya was celebrating 39 years of the of the Great Alfatah Revolution of 1969 that ousted King Idris I and saw the rise of Col. Muammar Gaddafi, then a young officer aged 27. The barber had, apparently, been watching a documentary on UBC television produced by the Libyan embassy here showcasing Libya’s interest in the country. At the end of the documentary, a frozen image of President Yoweri Museveni filled the screen. Why did the barber furrow his face as the documentary started showing the end credits? Well, maverick Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has often taken his revolutionary rhetoric to undiplomatic levels, sometimes making outrageous suggestions. In 2001 at the swearing in ceremony of President Museveni at Kololo airstrip after winning the election, he encouraged Museveni “as a revolutionary leader should reign forever.” President Museveni in response humbly mused at this as just “food for thought”. [Independent] More
Thursday, 25 September, 2008: (ANSAmed) - MILAN, SEPT. 24 - While in the field of politics and diplomacy the relations between Italy and Libya register development alternating to incomprehension, as regards the trade the scenario has never been better; in the beginning of the year the trade between the two countries increased by a two-digit number exceeding 8 billion euro, data which confirms Libya as a first trade partner of Italy in the Mediterranean basin. It is revealed by a survey of the Milan Chamber of Commerce on Istat's data on the import-export with 13 countries of the area (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Malta, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, the occupied Palestinian Territories, Jordan) in the period January-May 2008. Libya is still the first provider of Italy in the region, to which it sells mainly hydrocarbons, and represents 42% of the import of the Mediterranean area. That data increases by 40% compared to the same period of last year. [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 25 September, 2008: VIENNA, Sept 24: Libya’s cooperation to regain the UN nuclear watchdog’s trust is an example to other nations, a senior US official said on Wednesday in an allusion to Iran and Syria. He spoke after the governing board of the International Atomic Energy Agency passed a resolution endorsing a Sept 12 report by IAEA inspectors verifying that Libya had eliminated a covert atomic bomb programme as promised in 2003. “Libya provides an example of how a country can rebuild confidence after serious non-compliance (with non-proliferation commitments),” Gregory Schulte, the U.S. ambassador to the IAEA, told reporters. “We hope other countries under IAEA investigation take note.” An IAEA investigation of Iran’s nuclear programme dating to 2002 has hit an impasse over what inspectors say is Tehran’s refusal to credibly explain intelligence allegations of covert atomic bomb research, an accusation the Iranians deny. [Dawn] More
موقع الشيخ عبدالسلام خليل : دروس الشيخ عبدالسلام خليل في رمضان

بوزيد لهلالي : حرس قديم وجديد!

سالم محمد : قاضي الأدب الليبي الحديث عبد ربّه الغناي

عمر العقاد : توزيع الثروة النفطية على المواطنين

سليم الرقعي : شريعة المجتمع.. القرآن الكريم أم الكتاب الأخضر!؟

الساطور : بندة عاكف امسيك (2)

الجزيرة : الزكاة تخفف شظف عيش فقراء ليبيا

اجدابيا نت : بلد الطيوب.. ربيعُ الوطنِ والشاعر والقصيدة

مجاهد البوسيفي : البدونة والترييف

Wednesday, 24 September, 2008: Rome - A friendship agreement between Italy and Libya is falling apart barely a month after it was signed over accusations that the North African country failed to curtail the flow of illegal immigration. Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni on Tuesday accused Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi of reneging on the agreement by failing to prevent thousands of desperate illegal immigrants crossing the Mediterranean to Sicily, drawing a harsh reaction from Libya. Mr. Maroni, a leader of the separatist Northern League party in Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi´s coalition, said that in retaliation, Rome has suspended the delivery of 30 police motor-launch boats that Tripoli had bought. A ship loaded with the boats has been held up at the port of La Spezia, Mr. Maroni told RAI state-run Italian television. [Washington Times] More
Wednesday, 24 September, 2008: The Libyan Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr. Amara el- Batel has commended Zimbabwe’s political leadership for signing the power sharing agreement which paved the way for the formation of an all inclusive government. The Libyan Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr. Amara el- Batel has commended Zimbabwe’s political leadership for signing the power sharing agreement which paved the way for the formation of an all inclusive government. Addressing members of the diplomatic corps and other guests at the Libya National Day commemorations, Ambassador el Batel said the formation of an all inclusive government is a good development and the country should build on that as it moves towards rebuilding the economy. [ZBC] More
Wednesday, 24 September, 2008: National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), The Number One Bank in the UAE, announced the appointment of Ms. Hadeel Al Treiki as a regional manager for its representative office in Libya. Ms. Hadeel Al Treiki, a Libyan national, has extensive experience in financial institutions (FIs) in the African Continent & Middle East. Prior to her appointment as NBAD's regional manager in Libya, Ms.Al Treiki was Assistant Vice President in a major bank in Malta. Commenting on the appointment of Ms. Al Treiki, Mr. Qamber Ali Al Mulla,Senior General Manager of NBAD's Int'l Banking Division said:'I welcome Hadeel to the NBAD family and we are confident that having her on board will help us achieve our intentions in Libya and the region. NBAD's Representative Office in Libya is expected to start its operations in the last quarter of 2008'. [AME] More
Wednesday, 24 September, 2008: Back in the 1930s, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini took pride in calling Libya’s extensive coast his country's 'fourth shore' - Libya finally gained independence from Italian rule in 1951 and its constitutional monarchy once again brought about a promise of glamour, and eventually, newly-discovered oil wealth. If you were to drive from Tripoli International Airport into the centre of the capital today, you would find billboards lining the sides of the road displaying pictures of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Some billboards praise the success of the 1969 revolution that brought him to power while others display a map of the African continent with Libya as its shining heart. Founded by the Phoenicians in the seventh century BC, Tripoli was to be at the core of the country’s storyline; from its beginnings as a trading community and its collapse and rise under invading armies,to its fight for independence and its importance as the capital city.[4Hoteliers] More
Wednesday, 24 September, 2008: In his Little Green Book, published in the 1970s, Colonel Moammar Gadhafi wrote that, "Man's freedom is lacking if somebody else controls what he needs." Now, 39 years after he seized power from King Idris of Libya on Sept. 1, 1969, he is poised to put this precept into practice. He has announced that most of the machinery of the Libyan government is to be dismantled by the beginning of next year, and that oil revenue will be disbursed directly to the people. Most ministries will be closed down except for foreign affairs, defense, internal security and energy. "Each one of you," he told his bemused subjects, "prepare to take his portion of the wealth and spend it as you wish … As long as money is administered by a government body, there will be theft and corruption. "The money that we put in the education budget, I say let the Libyan people take it. Put it in your pockets and teach your kids as you wish. You take responsibility." [METimes] More
Wednesday, 24 September, 2008: DUBLIN, Ireland, BUSINESS WIRE -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4d0dd3/libya_telecoms_m) has announced the addition of the "Libya - Telecoms Market Overview & Statistics" report to their offering. Libya is emerging from almost two decades of economic isolation, which contributed to the stagnation of its oil industry, the mainstay of its economy, and invariably its telecoms sector. Despite having an old style monopoly player for the provision of posts and telecommunications services, its fixed-line network is superior to those in many other African countries and is sporting one of the highest teledensities on the continent. In sharp contrast, the mobile sub-sector remained underdeveloped until the introduction of a second GSM network in 2004 which sent market penetration skyrocketing from one of the lowest in Africa to one of the highest. [Business Wire] More
السلفيوم : أحمد الرويعي     فيلادلفيا : أنا ليبيا     أويا : حديث هادئ‮.. ‬حول توزيع الثروة

UNE Nexus : The Power of Leadership (Interview with Dr. Ali Ahmida)

جلال الوحيشي : معمر القذافي.. بماذا أستمسك وماذا أهدر

الورفلي : من وحي الصداقة : وداعا محمد الهريوت

أحمد ن. : هذه هي ممارسات رئيس ادارة الخطوط الليبية الجديد؟؟

صفحات من كتاب "صحرائي الكبرى" ـ تأليف : ابراهيم الكوني

جليانه : معاناة أسرة ليبية ببنغازي     اجدابيا نت : كالعـادة..!!

نادي الباروني الرياضي الأجتماعي : لقطات من مأدبة إفطار برعاية النادي

Tuesday, 23 September, 2008: PUTRAJAYA: The second secretary of the Malaysian embassy in Libya was killed when the vehicle he was travelling in to the airport there crashed into a tree on Thursday. Khairil Hisham Ahmad, 31, died on the way to the Tripoli Medical Centre following the accident at 6.10am Libyan time (12.10pm Malaysian time). He was earlier sent to the Abu Salim Hospital but was transferred as he had severe head and internal injuries. Malaysian embassy third secretary Mohamad Afif Abdullah said the driver, a Ghana national, had earlier picked Khairil Hisham up from his home to meet a guest at the airport. But the Mitsubishi Pajero they were in went out of control while negotiating a roundabout. The driver escaped with bruises. [NST] More
Tuesday, 23 September, 2008: Tripoli - Its energy wealth and influence in Africa have combined to round off Libya's transformation from "rogue state" to a player on the international stage and member of the UN Security Council. Its election to one of the non-permanent seats on the Council for 2008-2009 was "a victory for Libyan diplomacy" and "recognition of its important role, especially in Africa", said Mustafa Fituri, a Libyan political analyst. "Tripoli has already succeeded in putting its mark on the United Nations," he said. But rather than Libyan leader Muammar Gaddaffi, whose travel plans are kept secret, Foreign Minister Abdelrahman Shalgham is expected to represent Tripoli at the UN General Assembly opening on Tuesday in New York. [News24] More
Tuesday, 23 September, 2008: ATHENS, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Greece's largest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum (HEPr.AT: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Monday it agreed to sell its natural gas exploration and production rights in Libya to France's GDF Suez (GSZ.PA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) for 104 million euros ($152 million). "The agreed price is 104 million euros which is higher than the drilling expenses up to now, while all Hellenic Petroleum's expenses for 2008, estimated at about $20 million, will be also covered," the refiner said in a statement. Hellenic Petroleum had a 20 percent stake in a consortium which has hydrocarbon exploration and production rights in six areas at the Sirte and Murzuq sites in Libya. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 23 September, 2008: LIBYAN leader Col. Muammar Gadaffi has urged Ugandan traditional leaders to promote his vision of a united African government. This follows month-long discussions with African cultural leaders whom Gadaffi invited to his country, Libya. The leaders included King Oyo Nyimba (Toro), Gafabusa Iguru (Bunyoro), Prince John Barigye (Ankole), representatives of the Kyabazinga of Busoga and Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi (Buganda) and others who attended the meeting which coincided with the 39th anniversary of the Al-Fatah revolution. The revolution was a turning point in the history of Libya as it unified the peoples and created a distinct state. The Toro Kingdom delegation, led by Nyimba, returned from Libya on Sunday. [New Vision] More
Tuesday, 23 September, 2008: IN 2003, when Libya’s unpredictable leader, Muammar Qaddafi stunned the world by renouncing terrorism, destroying weapons of mass destruction, inviting inspectors to come in, and promised to stop providing support for terrorist countries, the United States began to respond diplomatically, and a year later, resumed diplomatic relations after 24 years. In 2006, Libya agreed to pay compensation to the families of those killed by the bombing of a Berlin night club in 1986, and the 1988 attack on Pan Am flight 2003 over Lockerbie, Scotland, for which it accepted responsibility. Since then Libya has rejoined the free world, and has even helped in the fight against terrorism. In response, the United Nations lifted its sanctions against Libya, the US has ended its trade embargo and taken Libya off the list of sponsors of terrorism. [Manila Bulletin] More
Tuesday, 23 September, 2008: Dubai: Libya's Afriqiyah Airways will commence four direct weekly flights between Tripoli and Dubai as of Tuesday, boosting air links on the route that is witnessing significant traffic growth amid the opening up of the Libyan economy. These flights will be operated with a new Airbus A319 aircraft, which the company received on Sept. 8. It will offer 16 seats in business class and 96 seats in economy. On Sunday and Wednesday, the flight will depart Tripoli at 9am local time, while the departure from Dubai is scheduled at 5.15pm. On Tuesday and Friday, the departure from Tripoli will be at 5am... [Gulf-News] More
Tuesday, 23 September, 2008: RusAl, the world's largest aluminum producer, will team up with Libya's Economic and Social Development Fund (ESDF) to build an energy and metals complex in Libya, the sides said Monday. Under a memorandum of understanding signed by the Russian firm and its Libyan partner, RusAl will hold 60% and ESDF 40% in the joint undertaking. "The memorandum stipulates feasibility studies to comprehensively assess the complex's technical, economic and financial aspects. If the results are positive, the sides intend to sign a final deal on the joint venture in 2009 and start building a gas-fired electric power plant and an aluminum plant in 2010," a joint statement said. The aluminum plant would produce up to 600,000 metric tons annually while the power plant would have an annual capacity of 1,500 Mw... [RIA Novosti] More
Tuesday, 23 September, 2008: ALGIERS, Algeria: The leader of al-Qaida in North Africa has called for Muslims to unite in holy war against the region's governments and issued new threats against western targets, including France, Spain and the United States. The message decried a "new colonial offensive" by the West in North Africa and warned Muslims not to back the local "regimes of apostasy and treason." It was signed by Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the pseudonym used by Abdelmalek Droukdel, the leader of al-Qaida's North African offshoot. The authenticity of the message could not be independently verified. The 28-minute audiotape was issued along with video of heavily armed militants on Web sites frequently used by Islamist extremists. It was confirmed Monday by the U.S.-based SITE intelligence group, which monitors militant messages. [IHT] More
فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : كتاب "سقوط دولة أمير المؤمنين" (3)

حملة التضامن : لقطات من مشاركة الحملة في مظاهرة "تحالف أوقفوا الحرب"

عيسى عبدالقيوم : أوقفو الحرب.. صرخة مانشستر

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر ( الجزء 2 ـ الحلقة 5 )

د. مصطفى عـبدالله : المبادرة ورد الفعل

أبوأحمد : بعد هكي بع

محمد بعيو المصراتي : أحلام القبلاوي الوردية

Monday, 22 September, 2008: Egypt, Libya are keen to activate their strategic agreement signed in July to promote the bilateral relations in all fields, the Egyptian official MENA news agency reported Saturday night. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi voiced the two neighbors' keenness during their summit meeting in Tripoli where Mubarak has just wrapped up a few hours' visit, according to MENA. The summit dwelt on how to activate the strategic agreement between Egypt and Libya... [Xinhuanet] More
Monday, 22 September, 2008: The [Algerian] Chairman of the Advisory Human Right Commission, Farouk Ksentini, said the prisoners exchange agreement being sealed between Algeria and Libya has entered into force, saying competent authorities are working on fixing last measures to release the prisoners before the end of September. However, Algerian prisoners detained in Libya told El Khabar in a phone call that Libyan penitential authorities have not given any sign about their imminent release. [Elkhabar] More
Monday, 22 September, 2008: The Libyan Basketball federation anounced that the super cup game between Al Ittihad the league champions and Al Shabab the Cup champions is to be played on 12th of October. Also the 2008\2009 Basketball season will start on the 17th of October. This season features two Divisions, the first Division consists of 8 teams those who finished in the top eight spots last season, the second division consists from 5 teams including a new club that will enter this year's competition. First Division : Al Ittihad Al Ahli Tripoli Al Shabab Al Nasr Ahli Benghazi Al Madina Al Hilal Morog Second Division :... [BIA] More
Monday, 22 September, 2008: A fourth person was yesterday remanded in custody after being charged with the importation of 3.5 kilogrammes of heroin discovered at the airport last Wednesday. Libyan national Faisal Mohamed Wadi, 31, who is married to a Maltese woman, was charged with conspiracy to traffic heroin and importation. Mr Wadi, who resides in Qormi, is the fourth person to be charged over this case. He pleaded not guilty but was denied bail. Magistrate Joseph Apap Bologna directed the director of the Corradino Correctional Facility to ensure that Mr Wadi does not come in contact with another three people... [Times of Malta] More
رمضان جربوع : متى يقررالشيخ أسامة اسم رئيس أمريكا الجديد؟

وام : مبارك والقذافى يبحثان العلاقات الثنائية والوضع العربى

نادي الباروني الرياضي الأجتماعي : البطولة الرمضانية الأولى

منظمة الأمل : مناشدة إلى منظمة المؤتمر الإسلامي والى جميع منظمات حقوق الإنسان

Sunday, 21 September, 2008: Libyan leader, Mouammar Kadhafi, Thursday reviewed with the European Development Commissioner, Louis Michel, and the Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERDB), Jacques Larosière, prospects for the strategic cooperation between Libya and the European Union (EU) on the promotion of Africa's development. [PANA] More
Sunday, 21 September, 2008: The Grand Regency Hotel was sold under private treaty to avoid litigation from its previous owner, the Cockar Commission heard on Monday. Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) legal director Kennedy Abuga told the commission that the bank was also prohibited from publicly advertising the sale of the hotel ..... Last week, Mr Abuga said that the Kenyan Government had entered into a memorandum of understanding with its Libyan counterpart last year to sell the hotel. [The Nation (Nairobi)] More
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ميدل ايست اونلاين : عندما تحدث يهود ليبيا     كتابات : قناة "الشعبية"..

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : تعويضات القذافي وحرب أكتوبر

رفيق : خدعوك فقالوا "المرأة ناقصة عقل ودين"

الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا : اجتماع المكتب الدائم للجبهة

الساطور : بندة عاكف امسيك (1)

Saturday, 20 September, 2008: The former Libyan intelligence agent convicted of the Lockerbie bombing was taken from his prison cell under tight security yesterday to undergo hospital tests. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, who has been in jail in Scotland since he was convicted of the atrocity in 2001, was escorted from HMP Greenock to Inverclyde Royal Hospital. It is understood he underwent a scan during an outpatient appointment before being returned to jail yesterday evening. Doctors are believed to have ordered the tests because of concerns about al Megrahi's medical condition. The Libyan arrived at the hospital in a Reliance van just after 3pm in a convoy of six police motorcyclists and two police cars. [The Herald] More
Saturday, 20 September, 2008: One of the most striking aspects of this presidential campaign is the enthusiasm the candidacy of Barack Obama has engendered among Muslims both at home and abroad. On April 13 of this year, Ahmed Yousef, a public relations man for the terrorist organization Hamas, said in an interview: "We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election." He then gave the reason for Hamas' support: "He has a vision to change America." Earlier this month, Libya's strongman Muammar Khadafi gave an endorsement speech in which he called Barack Obama a "brother" and expressed his hope that he will "change America from evil to good and that America will establish relations that will serve it well... [Free Republic] More
Saturday, 20 September, 2008: Oil India Limited will drill its first exploratory well in Area 86, where it has four oil blocks, in Libya by early next calendar year, OIL chairman and managing director Mr MR Pasrija said here today. OIL has nine oil blocks in Libya out of which it is operator in five blocks. "We are supposed to drill a minimum of three wells in the block but we are keeping options open to drill four wells", Mr Pasrija said. According to him, the company has earmarked a total capital outlay of Rs 745 crore during the exploration phase for overseas blocks against a total capital outlay of Rs 4,575 crore including domestic and overseas exploration and development activities during the current and next financial year. [The Statesman] More
Saturday, 20 September, 2008: The Central Bank of Kenya Thursday confirmed that a purchaser of the Grand Regency Hotel was identified during President Kibaki's visit to Libya in June last year. And this, Mr Kennedy Abuga, the bank's legal services director, said, turned out to be a godsend for the institution, which had been trying to dispose of the hotel to recover Sh2.5 billion owed to it by Goldenberg architect Kamlesh Pattni. However, Mr Abuga told the Cockar commission that he only came to learn about the Libyan buyers in August last year from the press. Mr Abuga was being cross examined by Mr Stephen Mwenesi, who is appearing for the law firm of Wetang'ula, Adan & Makokha Advocates, which represented Mr Pattni. [The Nation (Nairobi)] More
Saturday, 20 September, 2008: President Arroyo and other top officials, as well as non-Muslim foreign and local diplomats, will join the country’s Islamic community in today’s grand Ramadan iftar, the breaking of fast at dusk. The sponsor and host, Libya’s World Islamic Call Society (WICS) which has an office in Makati City, led by its new director, Mohamed E. Elballushi, and the Libyan People’s Bureau (Embassy), led by Charge d’ Affaires Sadek A.S. Othman, has invited about 300 guests, led by the President as guest of honor, and including Moro congressmen, governors, professionals, women leaders, and the religious sector. [Manila Bulletin] More
Saturday, 20 September, 2008: Tripoli, Libya - The prices of Libyan crude oil were stable on Thursday compared to their level on Tuesday, according to the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC). The prices hovered around US$83.70 and US$89.69 per barrel, according to the quality of the product. It said on the big stock exchanges, oil price saw a big rise of almost US$ 4.00 per barrel, reaching around US$99.90 US dollars. It is expected to cross the psychological figure of US$100 US at the end of the day in New York. Here are oil prices posted in Libya, in US dollars. 1- Al-Sidra 85.84 2- Al-Sharara 89.69 3- Abou Attifl 87.69 4- Al-Bréga 87.645- Al-Zouitina 86.89 6- Al-Sarir 84.247-Al-Jorf 85.60 8- Al-Bori 83.70 [PANA] More
جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : مناشدة إلى منظمة المؤتمر الإسلامي

فرج بوالعَـشّة : موت الحداثة وانبعاث ما بعدها!!

سليم الرقعي : مقعد بلا خساره في اليونان!؟ (2)

ايلاف : يهود ليبيا يطلبون تعويضات مالية من القذافي

محمد عمر حسين : سيدي عمر المختار..!!

صالح عجينة : أشياء ليبية ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله

Friday, 19 September, 2008: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit to Tripoli, Libya, on Sept. 4, following the settlement of outstanding U.S. and Libyan compensation claims, eases the way for more U.S. companies to enter the Libyan market. Interest in opportunities in Libya from foreign investors and businesses is as strong as ever, despite the eccentricities of Libyan policy-making. Libya's economy continues to be overwhelmingly driven by the hydrocarbons sector, despite efforts to diversify the economy. Thanks to the increased oil and gas prices in the past three years, the country has received a massive influx of revenues, generating a large fiscal surplus. This has made possible a boom in investment and business opportunities for foreign companies, which have been accompanied and facilitated by some reformist measures, such as privatization and reform of banks and preparations to reform other state-owned enterprises. [Forbes] More
Friday, 19 September, 2008: QUESTION: Thank you very much, Secretary Rice. SECRETARY RICE: Nice to be here. QUESTION: Give us the color. What was it like? SECRETARY RICE: Well, it’s been very interesting. First of all, I never thought I’d be in Libya. I never really dreamed that I would be in Libya. And it’s – I don’t know what I thought I was going to see. It’s obviously a very beautiful place. The discussions with the foreign minster were very good and very deep, and the sessions with the leader were very much like a normal diplomatic exchange. QUESTION: Well, what did you talk about? SECRETARY RICE: Well, we talked about Africa. We talked about the future of the continent. We talked about the importance of how the U.S. plays its role there. He had some concerns about AFRICOM that he expressed to me. And it was interesting because -- QUESTION: Well, what did he say? SECRETARY RICE: Well, he said that many people think that there’s a militarization intended in AFRICOM. And I was able to say no, we don’t intend military bases. [EGov Monitor] More
Friday, 19 September, 2008: Muammer Gaddafi is the eternal revolutionary. In his anti-imperialist days, he roused trouble by backing rebels and radicals abroad, a costly strategy that he eventually had to abandon. His reincarnation as a mainstream, more responsible member of the world community secured the survival of his regime but it also left him looking for a new cause.Now he appears to have found his next big revolution: upheaval at home. As Libya has sealed its international rehabilitation - a procession of world leaders have knocked on Mr Gaddafi's door in recent weeks, including Italy's Silvio Berlusconi and the US's Condoleezza Rice - the colonel has turned against his own cabinet, in effect demanding its abolition. Under a plan revealed in a speech in March and reiterated this month on the 39th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power, most ministries are to be disbanded.Instead, oil wealth is to be distributed directly to the people, leaving them to organise and run the economy. The shake-up recognises the failure of the quirky socialist-style system. [FT] More
Friday, 19 September, 2008: In 1969, a young man wearing the military shirt of a "Colonel" in the Libyan army shot his way to power by deposing a corrupt high-consumption and hedonistic monarchy controlled by British "handlers". His nationalism had been fired by the exploits and bravado of another "colonel" next door in Egypt: Gamal Abdel Nasser. Nasser had gone on to tell his story of angry proud young Arab boys in military uniform located deep inside Sudan (then a joint colony of Britain and Egypt) seizing historical imagination (as contained in the history of their religion and political heroism of the Ottoman Empire) to dream in "Circles" of ambition, vision and grand military adventures against the cynicism of European mercenaries and builders of economic and political power across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Nasser had named his circles of ambition as: (1) acting against European power in Africa (2) acting against European power in the Arab patch of Western Asia including Persia (or Iran) and (3) acting against European power in concert with other "Non-Aligned" nations (like Tito's Yugoslavia, Sukarno's Indonesia, etc. Muammar al-Gaddafi would add onto this his acting inside and across the skies of Europe and in the footsteps of Arab cultural expansion through the ancient reach of Islam into far away corners of Eastern Asia. His agents would plant bombs inside nightclubs in Germany frequented by American soldiers of occupation that have stayed to police German warlike tribal instincts... [Daily Trust (Abuja)] More
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عبدالله الشبلي : من حكايا رمضان (2)

الجزيرة : جدل حول فيديو إحراق سيارة ليبية بالاسكندرية

منظمة الأمل : إلى جميع الأخوة الليبيين النشطاء على الساحة السويدية

المؤتمر الليبي للأمازيغية : بيان بمناسبة الذكرى الثامنة لتأسيس المؤتمر

اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة : بيان بشان اختفاء مواطن

العالم : محام ليبي : بامكان القضاء الدولي البت في قضية الامام الصدر

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر ( الجزء 2 ـ الحلقة 4 )

Thursday, 18 September, 2008: Libya has decided to start distributing oil revenues among its citizens with effect from next year. The details of the project and how the revenues will be distributed have not been revealed. This kind of distribution of national wealth does not apply to any of the well-known economic theories, from those of Adam Smith and David Ricardo, to John Keynes and the Neo-Keynesian Theory of Distribution. There are many questions about the economic outcome and the expected effects of this move,especially that Libya did not invest oil revenues in the past 40 years to establish a diverse economy or an infrastructure. [Gulf News] More
Thursday, 18 September, 2008: Libya's exit from diplomatic isolation has raised expectations for change among ordinary Libyans frustrated with poor services and corruption, as well as improving leader Muammar Gaddafi's standing abroad. The regime could once tell its citizens a draconian security policy and crackdowns on dissent were necessary to safeguard the achievements of Gaddafi's 1969 Islamic Socialist revolution against foreign plots. If people found bare shops, if sewage ran in the streets or a power cut plunged homes in darkness, blame could be laid on the West and the harsh sanctions it imposed for two decades. "The time of living off crises is over," said Saad Djebbar, deputy director of Cambridge University's Centre for North African Studies. "Now there is nowhere to hide. Gaddafi must come face to face with the reality of Libya." [Reuters] More
Thursday, 18 September, 2008: Secretary of Arab Affairs at the General People’s Committee for Foreign Liaison and Int'l Co-operation, Mohamed-Taher Siala said in press briefing in Algiers that Algeria and Libya reached an agreement to exchange the extradition of prisoners before the end of the current month. Sialate’s statement came following a meeting with Algeria’s Delegate Minister in charge of Maghreb and African Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel. He said: “a diplomat commission at Algeria’s Embassy in Libya has already paid a visit to Algerian prisoners in Libya;” pointing out “the two parties have agreed on precise procedures.. [Elkhabar] More
Thursday, 18 September, 2008: MILAN, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia is working on securing a new investor, possibly from the Gulf, as well as on splitting off its fixed-line unit, a source close to the issue told Reuters on Wednesday. The source's comments followed Italian newspaper reports that Europe's fifth-biggest phone company by market value was looking for fresh capital as it labours under 37 billion euros ($52.53 billion) in long-term debt. Telecom Italia "is working on the entry of a new partner and on the splitting off of the fixed network" to a new company, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "The investor could be Libyan or (Gulf) Arab," said the source. The source said nothing definitive on these issues... [Guardian] More
Thursday, 18 September, 2008: (ANSAmed) - VALLETTA, SEPTEMBER 17 - The preliminary talks for the signing of an agreement between Libya and the European Commission were launched in Tripoli on Sunday, diplomatic sources from Malta say. The agreement will regard a wide range of political and economic issues such as energy, fisheries, trade, education, agriculture and illegal immigration. Abdulati Ibrahim El Obeidi, Secretary for European Affairs at the Libyan Foreign Ministry, took part in the meeting on Sunday, while French Ambassador, Francois Gouyette, and deputy director general, Hugues Mingarelli, represented the EU presidency and the European Commission, respectively. [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 18 September, 2008: (ANSAmed) - ROME, SEPTEMBER 17 - Italy has not forgotten the problem of credits claimed by Italian companies and co-nationals expelled from Libya in 1970, an issue which "will be discussed in a parallel negotiation which we pledge to start" with Tripoli after the signing of the agreement between Italy and Libya on August 30, Italian Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, said in Parliament. The head of the Italian diplomacy said that the Italian negotiators have already refused 450 million euro which Libyans offered to pay as compensation for the credits claimed by Italian companies. Italy did not accept the offer because the sum is insufficient and Libya "accepted to continue the talks", Frattini said. [ANSAmed] More
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الساطور : يجماعة متأكدين أنه ليبي!؟

بي بي سي : فاينانشيال تايمز: ثورة جديدة للقذافي أم وصفة للفوضى؟

ياسين بوسيف ياسين : مزمارى بين بيرلسكونى والمختار

BLSC : Gordon Brown's Invitation to Qadhafi the Dictator

حملة التضامن : إعلان عن دورة مركزة في القيادة والريادة السياسية والإجتماعية

حملة التضامن : إعلان عن مشاركة الحملة في مظاهرة المعارضين للحرب

التجمّع الجمهوري : بيان بمناسبة الذكرى السادسة لتأسيس التجمّع الجمهوري

صقر بلال : "سيعودُ بطلا".. فيلم شاهدناه مرارا..!!

Wednesday, 17 September, 2008: Jews of Libyan origin have asked Italy to include them in a $5 billion reparations package. The package is compensating Libya for Italy's occupation of the country. Italy ruled Libya as a colony from 1911 to 1943. The Jews of Libyan origin also have asked Libya to compensate them for goods seized after almost all remaining Jews in the country fled widespread persecution in 1967. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi signed the compensation agreement Aug. 31. Meir Cahlon, the president of the Israel-based World Organization of Libyan Jews, sent a letter earlier this month to Berlusconi via the Italian ambassador in Israel. [JTE] More
Wednesday, 17 September, 2008: APA-Tripoli (Libya) Libya on Tuesday commemorated the 77th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Libyan national hero Omar Mokhtar (the lion of the desert). Libyans still remember this day in 1931when Italy, which colonized Libya for more than half a century hanged him in the region of Sloug east of Benghazi city. The Libya news agency said since the revolution led by Colonel Muammar Qaddafi in 1969, Libya has continuously demanded that Italy apologizes and compensates the Libyan people for the damage done through the colonization period. This demand became a reality and when it was achieved on the 30th August after Italy officially and publicly apologized to the Libyans and accepted to pay compensation. [APA] More
Wednesday, 17 September, 2008: Bob Monetti mourned on Sept. 11, and not just for the 2,975 killed in 2001. He mourned, too, and mostly, for his son Richard, who, but for a now almost forgotten act of terrorism, would have been 40 that day. The night before, on Sept. 10, not far from the Monetti's Cherry Hill home, Dan and Susan Cohen of Cape May Court House mourned, too. Because, on that day, but for the same act of terrorism, their only child, their daughter Theo, too, would have been 40. "It's unspeakable what happened, and it just gets worse," Dan Cohen says. Theodora and Richard and 268 others, many of them Syracuse University students from New Jersey returning home for Christmas from a semester abroad, were killed when a bomb tore their airplane from the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988. [NJ] More
Wednesday, 17 September, 2008: The Libyan national agency for the sale of companies and public economic units commission selling through tenders or direct talks has announced the sale of several companies. These include 1. Zanzur gas production company 2. Nasseria paper mill 3. General Co for Plastic and Foam Industries of Baida 4. The Dairy of Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar 5. The Fruit Canning Industry of Al-Jabal Al Akhdar 6. The Dairy of Al Khoms 6. The Water Heater And Boiler Factory of Tajura 8. The Freezer And Refrigerator Factory of Misurata 9. The General Co for Paper Industries of Misurata. [SteelGuru] More
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الذكرى السابعة والسبعون لاستشهاد شيخ الشهداء عمر المختار

ليبيا الغد : ذكرى استشهاد عمر المختار.. بين الحقيقة والاسطورة

ايلاف : ليبيا تحيي الذكرى 77 لإعدام عمر المختار     ميدل ايست اونلاين : إبل القذافي

د. محمد الصاري : دروس رمضانية ـ مسجد أبومنجل ـ زليتن (4)

رمضان جربوع : هل نحن مستقلون؟.. وما العمل إن لم نكن؟

ايلاف : وزير الداخلية الايطالي : ليبيا لا تحترم المعاهدات

الساطور : بدون تعليق

د. علي الصلابي : السيرة النبوية (47)

الوطن : عودة المستعمر الإيطالي‮ ‬إلى ليبيا     الدستور : "حبيبتي السمراء"

Tuesday, 16 September, 2008: Montreal's SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. said Monday it has secured a $500-million contract to expand Libya's second largest airport. SNC will build a new terminal, tarmac apron and airplane runway at Libya's Benina International Airport, which serves Benghazi in Libya's northeastern region. The project is expected to be completed by 2010 and will able to accommodate approximately five million passengers annually, the company said in a news release. "We have been working in Libya for over 20 years, mainly on water-related infrastructure projects, so we are delighted with this new opportunity to participate in Libya's economic development by using another of our recognized areas of technical expertise"... [CBC] More
Tuesday, 16 September, 2008: LONDON — The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed the disappearance of Libyan nuclear weapons plans. IAEA said documents regarding a nuclear production plant, including information on nuclear weapon design, have gone missing in Libya. An agency report said boxes of plans for the production of a plutonium fuel facility could not be found and that the information had been in electronic form as well. "Libya has been unable to explain where these plans are," an agency source said. The report, distributed to members of the IAEA's board of governors on Sept. 12, said the proposed Libyan plant was meant to produce 10 kilograms of plutonium per year. The report, the first on Libya since 2004, said the plans were bought from the network led by Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. [World Tribune] More
Tuesday, 16 September, 2008: The recent signing in Tripoli of "a comprehensive claims settlement" between the United States and Libya marks a new beginning not only in US-Libya relations, but between Libya and the rest of the world. The agreement provides a process for compensating the victims of attacks ranging from the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, to the US air strikes on Tripoli and Benghazi in 1986. It has thus removed a final hurdle to Libya establishing normal diplomatic and economic relations with the west and opened the way for US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice's visit to Tripoli. The joint statement, while clinically welcoming the agreement, states that both parties "thereby turn their focus to the future of their bilateral relationship", underscoring "the benefits an expansion of ties would provide for both countries.. [Guardian] More
Tuesday, 16 September, 2008: APA-Tripoli (Libya) The preliminary session of talks was held Sunday in Tripoli to prepare for the official talks between Libya and the European Union during the impending visit of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Commissioner to Libya in October. Official sources said the aim of the visit is to sign a special agreement to cover dialogue as well as trade and economic cooperation between Libya and the European Union among them issues of energy, trade exchange, taxes and customs policies. The Secretary of European Affairs at the Libyan foreign ministry Abdulati Labadi affirmed that dialogue and consultation are the only means to reach common divisors which can help in building solid and strong relations between Libya and the EU. [APA] More
فرج بوشناف : مبروك ( ليبيا وطننا ) عـيد ميلادك ، 13 سنة

سليم الرقعي : مقعد بلا خساره في اليونان!؟ (1)

فرج بوالعَـشّة : في البحث عن حقيقة القذافي!!!

عيسى عبدالقيوم : خمسه حكاوي (6)

صفحات من رواية "خرائط الروح" ـ تأليف : د. احمد ابراهيم الفقيه (1)

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : وزعوا كتاب العبودية الأخضر

حملة التضامن : لقطات من إعتصام شباب الحملة في ذكرى انقلاب سبتمبر

د. محمد الصاري : دروس رمضانية ـ مسجد أبومنجل ـ زليتن (3)

Monday, 15 September, 2008: It looked as a repeat of the 26th July, 1985 World Cup qualifier return encounter in Libya where Ghana was trashed 2-0, at the end of last week’s encounter, the picture looked much the same, the dosage has been repeated. The Roman poet and historian Titus Cicero once said, "To live and never to know what transpired before you were born is forever to remain a child", and I hope you forgive me if I bring you painful memories of the past. On 14th July, 1985, at the Accra Sports Stadium, presently Ohene Djan Stadium, the Black Stars drew goalless with The Greens of Libya . It was the third round of the World Cup qualifier for Mexico 1986.Unfortunately in the return leg on the 26th July, 1985 in Bin Ghashir, Ghana was handed a painful 2-0 defeat. This ultimately put off the search light for a berth at the finals of the World Cup. [MyJoyOnline] More
Monday, 15 September, 2008: The Ambassador of Algeria to Mali said the Algerian mediation between the dispute parties in Mali, namely the Malian Government and Tuaregs rebels, is not disturbed by the efforts made recently by Libya in terms of persuading the rebels releasing Malian prisoners. Abdelkarim Ghrib has further denied the existence of any “crisis” between Algeria and Libya on the backdrop of the parallel negotiations led by Libya. The Algerian Ambassador to Mali, also the mediator between the dispute parties, told El Khabar in a phone call that “Algerian Authorities welcome any humanitarian initiative up to bring peace to northern Mali.” He made allusions to parallel negotiations parented by Libya between the Malian Government and the armed opposition, concluded, last Thursday, by releasing 44 hostages from the Malian Army. [ElKhabar] More
Monday, 15 September, 2008: A Libyan cargo plane transferred aid to Djibouti last week including farm tractors and other agriculture equipment with aim of help the African people of Djibouti produce their own food. The aid is offered by Libya's Fund for Assistance and Development in Africa, an institution that belongs to the GPC for Foreign Liaison. The Republic of Djibouti is a member of the CEN-SAD Community. This move is a part of the Agro-Mechanization Drive, announced by the Leader of the Revolution in CEN-SAD's 10th Summit, which was held in June in the Benin's capital city of Cotounou. Another Libyan cargo plane loaded with agricultural tractors and accessories flew on Tuesday to deliver aid to the Republic of Togo. [Tripoli Post] More
د. فتحي العكاري : قراءة في سيرة شيخ الشهداء عمرالمختار

هسبريس : تريكة [سلالة] معمر

عبدالمنصف البوري : فرض الفوضى العارمة

عبدالله الشبلي : من حكايا رمضان (1)

Mohammed el-Jahmi : Reply to CNN's Interview with Saif al-Qadhafi

CNN : Qadhafi's Son Speaks Out  

أسعد العقيلي : برلسكوني ورايس وملك الملوك

تعازي إلى آل غزالة     تعازي إلى آل بوفانه

المسحان : ملك ملوك أفريقيا     الساطور : King of Kings

د. محمد الصاري : دروس رمضانية ـ مسجد أبومنجل ـ زليتن (2)

Sunday, 14 September, 2008: Ghana stayed on course for the African Under-17 Championship next year by booking a place in the final round of qualifiers with a 2-1 win over Libya in Tripoli on Friday. The Black Starlets thus complete the double over the Libyans to finish the fixture 5-1 on aggregate and now await to play the winner of the clash between Gambia and Sierra Leone in the final qualifying round... [Peace FM] More
Sunday, 14 September, 2008: Libyan cargo plane left Maitega international airport Wednesday morning loaded with 20 tons of corn and 750 boxes of dried dairies and children food, this is within the campaign to assist African countries carried out by the Qaddafi Project for African Woman, Child and Youth. Sources told JANA this is the second shipment to Chad, a shipment of vaccines was sent to Chad earlier this year. The sources added 16 air shipments of food and medicine were sent to a number of African countries by the project... [Isria] More
Sunday, 14 September, 2008: The Libyan Government is to set up 25 fuel tanks to boost the oil reservoirs in Uganda, Tamoil East Africa project engineer Gamal Buargoub has revealed. Buargoub said 22 of the tanks will be installed in Kampala while three will be installed in Jinja in a move aimed at solving fuel shortages in the country. Uganda currently has only three fuel tanks, all located in Jinja. Buargoub, in an interview in Kampala on Tuesday, said the tanks will be part of the 354km pipeline project from Eldoret to Kampala. [New Vision (Kampala)] More
محيط : بلير يسلم القذافي دعوة من براون لزيارة لندن

د. مصطفى عـبدالله : ملك ملوك أفريقيا !!

المحمودي : لماذا التباكي على الدم الأمريكي فقط؟

د. محمد الصاري : دروس رمضانية ـ مسجد أبومنجل ـ زليتن (1)

My San Antonio : Libya's Arrogant 'King of Kings' Is Selling A Nation's Future...!

أنسامد : بيرلسكونى : توجد معاهدة تنص على عودة الايطاليين لليبيا

الدستور : حكومة بوش تنتظر سداد ليبيا مبالغ التعويضات

ياسين بوسيف ياسين : كسر الخواطر

ليلى الهوني : دعاء لوطني     الحقيقي : ماشية الامور.. ماشية

Ghoma : What a Joke Libya Has Become...!

Saturday, 13 September, 2008: (ANSAmed) - ROME, SEPTEMBER 12 - "There is a community which suffered an injustice, because it was expropriated of its properties and thrown out and which is asking today to go back to Libya. This is envisaged by the Treaty and it must be implemented immediately". Thus Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from the stage of the party of Azione Giovani, answered to those asking how the Italians who resided in Libya will be protected. [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 13 September, 2008: TRIPOLI, Sept 12 (Reuters) - German utility group RWE (RWEG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has made a new oil discovery in the Libyan Sirte Basin, the fourth since April last year, Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Friday. "The new discovery (is) at the exploration E1-NC 193 and F1-NC 193 wells at area 193 in Sirte Basin," it said in a statement. Tests showed oil output was at 704 barrels per day (bpd) at a choke point of 32/64 on its Dahra formation in the E1-NC 193 well and at 439 bpd at a similar choke point on the same formation in the F1-NC 193 well, it said in the statement. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 13 September, 2008: VIENNA (AFP) — Libya, which abandoned a clandestine nuclear weapons programme in 2003, was in contact with the black market network of Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan much earlier than first thought, a new report by the UN atomic watchdog revealed Friday. According to a restricted report by International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei, a copy of which was obtained by AFP, Libya's contacts with Khan date back to 1984, more than 10 years earlier than previously assumed. The report, which was circulated to the IAEA's board of governors Friday, said that Libyan officials met with Khan in January 1984. "During this meeting, Khan described to a senior Libyan official the technologies for acquiring nuclear material, and the necessary resources and capabilities, and offered to sell Libya centrifuge enrichment technology," the report said. Uranium gas centrifuges are used to enrich uranium... [AFP] More
Saturday, 13 September, 2008: TRIPOLI (AFP) — Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE have won contracts worth 75 million dollars to expand the mobile phone network in Libya, the state-run telecommunications office said on Friday. A total of 58 million dollars (41 million euros) has been awarded to expand the existing network of the Libyana public mobile phone company from one million lines to 6.5 million lines, a statement said. ZTE and Huawei will also expand the mobile network along the Libyan coast. In line with a second contract worth 17 million dollars (12 million euros), Huwaei alone will install the first phase of a fiber-optic network in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Mohamed Kadhafi, who heads Libya's telecomm office, has said the government earns some two billion dollars from the telecommunications industry, the official JANA news agency said. [AFP] More
Saturday, 13 September, 2008: This week, Col. Moammar al-Qadhafi of Libya is a happy man. It began Sept. 1, the 39th anniversary of his revolution. He kicked off the celebrations by inviting a host of African tribal kings to bestow upon him the title of “King of Kings” and present him with a golden crown and scepter. Shamelessly, the Libyan peacock forgot about his revolutionary drivel, the silly ideology with its “state of the masses” and revolutionary committees, as well as 40 years of pain and suffering. He paraded like a clown, with the crown on his head. It confirmed the calamity that everyone in Libya already knew— that they were under the dictatorship of an arrogant buffoon who has no qualms about selling Libya to the lowest bidder. [My Sanantonio] More
Saturday, 13 September, 2008: Before stopping its nuclear weapons programme in 2003, Libya obtained more sensitive technical information than was previously known, a confidential report by the UN nuclear watchdog said Friday. According to the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Libya had acquired design information for a nuclear reprocessing plant capable of making 10 kg of plutonium per year. The nuclear bomb that the US dropped on Nagasaki in 1945 contained 6.1 kg of plutonium. The report, which was sent to IAEA board members Friday, noted, however, that the IAEA had not found any facilities related to the blueprints, and that some key technical information was missing from the documents. Through a smuggling network set up by Pakistani government scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, Libya obtained technology and information related to many aspects of nuclear-weapons-building, including a blueprint for a nuclear warhead. [India News] More
سومريون : هل عمر المختار كان عميلا مجرما ؟؟

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

فرج بوالعَـشّة : دولة الحداثة المعاصرة..

بوزيد لهلالي : باب العزيزية (1)

عمر الكدي : علي صدقي قرر أن يموت يوم الفاتح

Rice Did Not Enter The Tent Why? : Translated By: Mohammed el-Jahmi

Friday, 12 September, 2008: Two years ago a ruthless Algerian terrorist outfit, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, better known by its French abbreviation, GSPC, announced it was joining al-Qaeda. Since then, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), as the group is now known in counter-terrorism circles, has stepped up a bombing campaign in Algeria and claimed responsibility for operations in several other North African countries. Last month the Moroccan government said it had broken up a terrorist cell with links to the group, while Algeria has toughened its security measures since more than 70 people were killed in attacks by AQIM in the last two weeks of August. The emergence of a powerful regional group of Islamist insurgents, recruiting members from among the millions of religious and poor North Africans, is rattling all the governments.. [The Eeconomist] More
Friday, 12 September, 2008: LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC will effectively cut its oil output following its meeting this week, a move that will support oil prices, the top oil official for OPEC member Libya said on Thursday. The exporter group called for members to "strictly comply" with their formal supply target at its meeting that ended on Wednesday. Some members, such as Saudi Arabia, have been pumping above their limit in recent months. "Practically, it will lead to a reduction of production as the ceiling is less than the actual production," Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, said by telephone from Tripoli. "It will shore up the market and help stop the deterioration of the price." Analysts said the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was seeking to support oil at around $100 a barrel after prices plunged from a record high.... [Reuters] More
Friday, 12 September, 2008: LAHORE: Libya did not get nuclear warhead documents from China but from Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan’s supplier network, Washington Times reported on Thursday, quoting a United States State Department official on condition of anonymity. China gave Pakistan nuclear weapons technology and equipment in the 1980s as part of a strategic effort to counter India’s nuclear weapons. Dr Khan then took the Chinese documents and supplied them to Libya as part of a package provided by his private nuclear supplier network. Iran and North Korea, also Dr Khan’s customers, the official was quoted as saying. The documents are now stored in a secret vault at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge, Tennessee, facility along with other nuclear equipment given up by the Libyans. [Daily Times] More
Friday, 12 September, 2008: When US President George W. Bush delivered his first major speech on democracy in the Middle East, it seemed as if the US had turned a page of history. "Sixty years of Western nations excusing and accommodating the lack of freedom in the Middle East did nothing to make us safe, because in the long run, stability cannot be purchased at the expense of liberty," Bush said in the fall of 2003. "Therefore, the United States has adopted a new policy, a forward strategy of freedom in the Middle East". In accordance, Bush pledged to support the cause of Arab democrats and rein on Arab regimes to allow more political participation. Recent developments in US policy towards the Arab world suggest that these were empty words. The Bush administration has, in fact, not only failed to translate these promises into something tangible, but has also reversed the gear. [Gulf News] More
Friday, 12 September, 2008: A friend said to me, praise be to God, the world has indeed changed. What we see today is closer to surrealism. The Previously most famous Saudi official in Washington, Prince Bandar Bin-Sultan met with Russian Prime Minster Putin twice in one month, while US Secretary Rice is an official guest of Colonel Muammar al- Qaddafi in Libya, and the Syrians are negotiating with the Israelis. I find this picture clearer as I've commented recently about the world standing on one foot and the not bipolar world since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Each party has started to look for its interest away from the old calculations. The truth is that Saudi King Abdullah chose to travel east toward China and Russia after becoming king, not toward Europe and the United States as was the custom. Regarding to Libya, it never crossed anyone's mind that the day would come when Tripoli and Washington might sit in one tent, even in the case of reconciliation. [Alarabiya] More
Friday, 12 September, 2008: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI - The Libyan national agency for the sale of companies and public economic units - commission selling through tenders or direct talks, has announced the sale of several companies. These include the Zanzur gas production company, the Nasseria paper mill, the General Co. for Plastic and Foam Industries of Baida (Benghazi), the dairy of Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar, the Fruit Canning Industry di Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar, the dairy of Al Khoms, the water heater and boiler factory of Tajura, the freezer and refrigerator factory FGactory of Misurata, the General Co. for Paper Industries of Misurata. These are operative factories with good performance whose products are assembled on the spot and exported to central and south Africa, the office of the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE) in Tripoli said. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 12 September, 2008: (ANSAmed) - PALERMO, SEPTEMBER 11 - "We need more commitment and aid from Europe to face the emergency of the illegal immigration in the Mediterranean," Commander of the Maltese armed forces, Colonel Carmel Vassallo, said, claiming in an interview to be broadcast this evening on state TV PBS that over half of the resources of the Maltese army are now absorbed by the emergency due to the illegal immigration. According to the colonel, all the immigrants who arrive in Sicily or in Malta depart from the Libyan coasts. "We are forced to divert funds allocated for different projects useful and important for us to the emergency management," he added, explaining that "the aid through Frontex by other EU member states is occasional, and only Maltese patrol boats are patrolling the south Mediterranean; German, French and Luxembourgian helicopters come and go but we remain alone". [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 12 September, 2008: After an abscence of more than 20 years, a number of major U.S. oil companies are now set to reclaim their leading position in the development of Libya's vast oil potential. The recent, and very positive, meeting between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared to put the finsihing touches on the remarkable rehabilitation of Gaddafi who was once described by former President Reagan as the "Mad Dog of the Middle East" for his country's involvement in acts of terrorism that culminated in the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. Deal Opens Door For Big Oil. Last month, the U.S. and Libya wrapped up a deal to resolve the outstanding claims for the bombing. Libya is now committed to contributing hundreds of millions of dollars into a fund to compensate the families of the victims, 180 of which were Americans. The deal is expected to remove any remaining barriers... [Investopedia] More
الصباح : رايس حثت القذافي على إرسال سفير إلى بغداد

حملة التضامن : لقطات من "المؤتمر الإعلامي الثاني" للحملة

ناجي الفيتوري : إسكندرية يا أفظع ناس

المصري اليوم : كانت لـ.. فذهبت إلى..

أمارير : الوصول الى جهنم

رمضان جربوع : عصمليات رمضانية

د. فتحي العكاري : المرأة فى حياتنا

Thursday, 11 September, 2008: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s September 5th visit to Libya highlighted an important fact. The United States, as Ms. Rice says, has no permanent enemies. Her visit marked the first time a U.S. Secretary of State has visited Libya in more than fifty years. For decades, relations between Libya and the United States were severely strained, as Libya developed weapons of mass destruction and supported terrorist acts targeted at American and Western interests. Then, in 2003, the Libyan government announced it was giving up its weapons of mass destruction and renouncing terrorism. It cooperated in verifiably dismantling its weapons of mass destruction programs, and in stopping its terrorist activity. [VOA] More
Thursday, 11 September, 2008: SECRETARY OF STATE Condoleezza Rice's visit to Libya last week represents the final step in a decades-long U.S. effort to reform and rehabilitate the rogue state. A charter member of the U.S. Department of State's list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, after its nuclear program was disclosed in 2003, Tripoli demonstrated contrition and agreed to compensate American victims of a 1988 terrorist attack. Libya was scratched from the list in 2006, and this past August Washington struck a deal with Tripoli that removed the final hurdles in normalizing the bilateral relationship. The Bush administration considers the reintegration of Libya to be among its crowning foreign policy achievements and a roadmap for other rogue states. Indeed, in 2006 Secretary Rice described Libya as "an important model... [Weekly Standard] More
Thursday, 11 September, 2008: Libyan ambassador to Uganda Abdallah Bujeldin on Tuesday said President Museveni should continue ruling because he has brought tremendous changes to the country. During one year I had been recalled to my beloved country by Brother Muammar Gaddafi, there has been a lot of change in Uganda. The President has done very excellent work and Uganda will see more development when he continues ruling,â€‌ the ambassador told Daily Monitor in an interview. Speaking in Kampala during the 39th anniversary of the Great Alfatah Revolution and the 9th anniversary of the African Union, the ambassador said President Museveni is a revolutionary who should not just leave power. [Monitor] More
Thursday, 11 September, 2008: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Int'l Monetary Fund on Tuesday urged Libya to limit rapidly rising public spending and prioritize government investments to contain rising inflation. Overall, the IMF judged Libya's medium-term economic prospects as "positive" in its annual review of the country's economy. "Efforts to contain inflation should focus on tightening the fiscal stance by limiting the rapid increase in public expenditure, which could also pose risks for expenditure quality," the fund said. It welcomed the authorities' plans to limit increases in public sector wages and to complete civil service reform. The fund also urged the authorities to prioritize public investment and to be ready to cut back planned projects... [Reuters] More
Thursday, 11 September, 2008: Dubai: Nobles Properties, a new real estate company, is developing the $500 million Tripolis Towers in Libya, officials said yesterday. The Tripolis Towers in the heart of the Libyan capital Tripoli will be developed in line with an agreement signed with OYA Tourism Investment and Development, a subsidiary of Libya's Economic and Social Development Fund. The Tripolis Towers will comprise two 40-storey residential towers on 275,000 square feet of waterfront land in Tripoli. The total built-up area will be 3.5 million square feet. One tower will include a five-star hotel with business facilities, serviced apartments and retail space. The second tower will contain office space. A Nobles Properties' spokesperson could not confirm the number of serviced apartments, but said the hotel would comprise 300 rooms. [] More
Thursday, 11 September, 2008: Twenty-seven Algerian prisoners in Libya who benefited from an amnesty, are awaiting extradition to Algeria for weeks, the spokesman for the Algerian prisoners in Libya, Abdelhalim Ramadan told El Khabar. He further added that the Algerian consulate officials in Libya are responsible for this delay. Abdelhalim Ramadan told El Khabar in a phone call from the prison of Tripoli, where he is detained in that amnesties issued so far have included both B. Rachid 34 years, originated from Skikda, as well as his cellmate B. Mohamed 43 years from Biskra. Both of them indicted with hand cut penalty. [Elkhabar] More
Thursday, 11 September, 2008:In late 1979 Libyan rioters torched the American Embassy in Tripoli, and the US subsequently withdrew its personnel. During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, when Palestinian terrorists were viewed as the major terrorist threat to Western interests, Libya was seen as the chief state sponsor of such terrorism and, led by Arab nationalist Moammar Gadhafi, was treated as a political pariah. Reagan personally called him a “mad dog.” In 1986 President Ronald Reagan ordered an air raid on Tripoli in response to a discotheque bombing in Berlin (allegedly OK’ed by Gadhafi) that had killed two US soldiers and a Turkish woman and injured 229 others. Reagan also imposed trade sanctions on the country in 1986. [Bizmology] More
Thursday, 11 September, 2008: Malawi - The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development recently blocked some chiefs from going to Libya to attend that country’s independence day celebrations on Sept. 1. But government, while confirming the issue, on Wednesday said the chiefs did not follow the right procedures. According to secretary-general of the Muslim Association of Malawi (Mam), Imran Sheriff, the Government of Libya invited the traditional leaders to the celebrations through the Muslim World Call Society, sponsored by the Libyan Government. Sheriff said Libya invites visitors to that country’s celebrations through the organisation. He said the invitation to the country came through Mam which picked the chiefs and four other Muslims. The traditional leaders, most being Muslims, included Malengachanzi, Chowe, Kadewere... [Nation Online] More
تعازي إلى آل بالتمر

لجنة العمل الوطنى الليبى : مظاهرة احتجاج

محيط : الكونجرس يؤجل تعيين سفير لدى ليبيا     الجزيرة : تايمز : القذافي قد يزور لندن

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : رايس لا تدخل الخيمة.. لماذا؟

فيلادلفيا : جمعية الهيلع     الصيّاد : ما يريده الليبيون لا يريدونه

سليم الرقعي : العيب ليس في الديموقراطية!؟

المهاجر : أبجديات الرؤية السياسية..!!

Wednesday, 10 September, 2008: Downing Street last night declined to confirm or deny reports that Gordon Brown is set to invite Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to London for an oil summit. The event due in mid-December is a follow-up to the meeting of oil producers in June in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's commercial capital, attended by the Prime Minister at the height of the oil price crisis. Were Col Gaddafi to be invited and were he to accept the offer, it would be the first visit to Britain of the Libyan leader since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing when 270 people were killed in Britain's worst terrorist atrocity. British officials would not give the date of the meeting but an OPEC delegate in Vienna said it was likely to be around December 19. [The Herald] More
Wednesday, 10 September, 2008: Last week visit of Miss Condoleezza Rice, US Secretary of States to Tripoli has once again renewed global media focus on Libya under the leadership of Muammar Al Qaddafi, (the author of the Green Book which spells out original alternative to the old West/East development paradigms). Which again brings us to a well-known open knowledge, according to which, the difference between the Western sphere of influence and the Western media area of coverage might not be as clear. Apparently, the Big Brother ubiquitous camera beams its search light to every corner of the globe, feverishly visited by high profile Western diplomats in search for you-know-it all, (oil-nuclear weapons-terrorists-investment outlets, human rights... [Daily Trust] More
Wednesday, 10 September, 2008: Afriqiyah Airways from Libya took delivery of its first medium range Airbus A319. This A319 is the first of three aircraft of this type to be delivered to the young and dynamic airline, and is part of an order signed in 2006, which also includes 11 A320s and three long range A330-200s. To date two A320s have also been delivered to the airline. In 2007, Afriqiyah signed another firm contract for six A350XWB aircraft to further expand their growing international long haul network. The A319 will be integrated into Afriqiyah's all Airbus fleet, and be deployed from their hub in Tripoli, from where Afriqiyah operates... [Albawaba] More
Wednesday, 10 September, 2008: Libya was the diplomatic crossroads of the planet last week, with Condoleezza Rice making the first visit by a US Secretary of State in 55 years (to discuss a murky deal involving payments to American victims of terrorist attacks allegedly sponsored by Libya), radical Bolivian president Evo Morales showing up (to beg for money or cheap oil), and Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi arriving to promise Libya $5 billion in compensation for the brutalities of Italian colonial rule. But the US Congress wasn't impressed. On 8 September, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee postponed hearings on the confirmation of Gene Cretz as the first US ambassador to Libya since 1972. What bothered the senators was Libya's delay in paying a promised $1.8 billion in compensation to the families of 180 Americans who died when Pan Am Flight 103 was brought down by a terrorist bomb over Lockerbie in 1988... [The Georgia Straight] More
الشرق الأوسط : إيران : تقريران ليبيان أحدهما يعترف بمقتل موسى الصدر

ناجي الفيتوري : انتحار في رمضان

ايلاف : صاحب التاج والصولجان وسلطان الغربان

الحياة : مسؤوليتهم ومسؤوليتنا     الشرق الأوسط : الشاطر قذافي

قورينا : مقتل شاب ببنغازي في صدام مع الشرطة     فيلادلفيا : جمعية النهضة بدرنة..

Tuesday, 9 September, 2008: RABAT, Morocco - He called her “Leezza” and gave her a locket engraved with his picture to wear. They dined alone - if you don’t count the dozens of servants and Libyan aides rushing about with spicy lentil soup and other delicacies - in the private kitchen of his tent at his Bab al Azizia residence, the compound bombed by American airstrikes in 1986 at the height of the American-Libyan tensions. And when she finally left after the first dinner between a sitting American secretary of state and “the brother leader” as his countrymen refer to him, he handed her an autographed copy of his famous Green Book... [NYTmes] More
Tuesday, 9 September, 2008: Senior officials from Iran and Libya have claimed that the global market for crude oil is oversupplied and have called on Opec to consider curbing production. The oil producers' cartel meets in Vienna tonight and will consider how to respond to a 27 per cent slide in the price of a barrel of crude since July 11, when it hit a record of more than $147. Hardliners, such as Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp, are pressing for Opec to lower production to put a floor under possible further price falls. “There is a lot of oil in the market, much more than demand,” he said yesterday. He said that this represented a supply “glut”. His comments were echoed by Gholam Hossein Nozari, the Iranian Oil Minister. [Times OnLine] More
Tuesday, 9 September, 2008: (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are delaying considering the appointment of a new ambassador to Libya until Tripoli puts money into a fund to pay American victims of terrorism, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. A Senate committee hearing on U.S. diplomat Gene Cretz's appointment had been provisionally set for Tuesday but would be rescheduled for next week at the earliest because of concern the funding had not been received, the official said. "Congress is saying we don't want to have a hearing for Gene Cretz until the money is paid. It was rescheduled by a week," said the official... [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 9 September, 2008: The agreement signed Aug. 30, which sees Italy apologize and pay $5 billion in compensation for its colonial rule and misdeeds in Libya, is a powerful example of why it is so important to acknowledge that which many of our friends in the West constantly tell us to put behind us: history. History matters, and endures, and its consequences constantly must be grasped, not ignored. In this case, we witness neither the end nor the resumption of history, but the neutralization of one aspect of history as a fractious force of resentment and discord. History for many in the West - especially the history of West's colonialism and imperialism in Asia, the Middle East and Africa - is something to skim through in a high school class, and then to relegate to the past as irrelevant to today's conflicts and tensions. For many people in the former colonized world, however, history is a deep and open wound that still oozes pain and distortion. [IHT] More
Tuesday, 9 September, 2008: However much of a mess it has made of Libya, the Gadhafi family certainly puts on a diverting show. Like a television serial with several sub-plots, the drama involving Moammar Gadhafi, who has run his oil-rich state since seizing power 39 years ago, and his eight children, manages to sustain suspense even as the story twists in different directions at once. For the past few years, a striking sub-plot has been Libya's emergence from the international isolation brought by its involvement in terrorism in the 1980s. This story has now taken a final happy turn with the inking of an agreement with the U.S. to settle all outstanding legal claims between the two countries. A compensation fund, likely to be filled by a mix of Libyan oil money and "donations" from big American firms keen to do business with Libya, will now pay the remaining compensation to American victims of the PanAm aircraft blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie... [The Economist] More
Tuesday, 9 September, 2008: Is the West right to resume friendly relations with Gaddafi's Libya? Why are we asking this now? Because the United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, broke bread with the mercurial Libyan leader at a historic meeting in Libya last Friday, sealing his rehabilitation after he renounced his weapons of mass destruction in 2003. The visit – the first by a US secretary of state in more than half a century – followed years of estrangement over the Lockerbie affair. It was arranged after Colonel Gaddafi agreed to pay compensation to the families of the victims of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103, in which 270 people were killed, and to the victims of the bombing of a Berlin disco in 1986. In return, the Americans are to pay compensation to the civilian victims of US bombing raids on Tripoli and Benghazi, prompted by the disco killing. Ms Rice's meeting with Colonel Gaddafi was held in the Tripoli compound bombed by American warplanes in 1986. The Americans renewed diplomatic relations in 2006, three years after Libya, branded a "rogue state" by successive US administrations, said it was renouncing terrorism and WMD. [Independent] More
مجاهد البوسيفي : رحيل حارس الوردة

تعازي إلى آل العقيلي

Washington Post : A Dictator Befriended

دنيا الوطن : الإيطاليون استفادوا من الاعتذار أكثر مما استفاد منه الليبيون

رفيق : كل كارثة وأنتم بخير     الساطور : فكوكم من الدفنقي الزايد

المحمودي : لا يصلين أحدكم العصر إلا في بني قريظة

د. مصطفى عـبدالله : التفكير والتدبّر في الإسلام

مجاهد البوسيفي : رحيل حارس الوردة

Monday, 8 September, 2008: With all the emphasis it once placed on promoting democracy in the Middle East, it is striking that the Bush administration's most tangible legacy in the region -- outside of Iraq -- may be the restoration of good relations with one of the more toxic Arab authoritarian regimes. On Friday Condoleezza Rice became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Libya since 1953; she had dinner with Gaddafi, sponsor of two of the most spectacular acts of terrorism against Americans and a cruel dictator in his own country since 1969. The visit was the culmination of years of effort by the administration to restore relations, during which Mr. Gaddafi disclosed and gave up a nuclear weapons program, cooperated in the U.S. campaign against al-Qaeda and reached a final settlement on claims by the victims of the 1980s bombings. [Washington Post] More
Monday, 8 September, 2008: TEHRAN – MP Gholamreza Mesbahi-Moqaddam revealed on Sunday that Libya has presented two contradictory reports on the fate of Imam Mussa Sadr. “Libya has announced its readiness to resolve the issue but, as yet, we have received no definitive report from the Libyans,” he told Mehr News Agency. In one report “Libyans have said Imam Mussa Sadr and his two companions had been killed by Libyan security forces and their bodies perished. While in another report Libya has stated they were killed in 1978 but their bodies exist,” the MP explained. Mesbahi-Moqaddam said another surprise report may surface on the issue. “Recently, a court in Italy has announced that Imam Mussa Sadr and his two companions had entered Italy which is in contrast” to the two rulings by Italian courts in the past, he remarked. “This shows a shady deal is being arranged between Italy and Libya,” the MP noted [Tehran Times] More
Monday, 8 September, 2008: On Friday's Countdown show, liberal Air America host Rachel Maddow, substitute hosting for Keith Olbermann, characterized Condoleezza Rice's talks with Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi as a scandal during the Countdown show's regular "Bushed!" segment which purports to update viewers on Bush administration scandals. Presumably seeking to portray the Bush administration as hypocritical for holding talks with Gaddafi while criticizing Barack Obama's promise to meet personally with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Maddow missed the point that Gaddafi has already made concessions to the U.S., the MSNBC host dubbed the talks as "Pillow Talk with Terrorists-Gate." She then sought to embarrass Rice by quoting overly affectionate comments made by the Libyan dictator in which he called Rice "Leezza" and "my darling African woman," and gushed that "I love her very much." [News Busters] More
Monday, 8 September, 2008: APA-Niamey (Niger) The Libyan Fund for Aid and Development in Africa has donated 260 tons of food to support Nigeriens in need for food during the Ramadan fasting month. The Libyan aid was handed to the Nigerien Food Office (OPVN) as part of the brotherly and cooperation relations between Niger and Libya as per their presidents’ will, said Mahamadou Daoud, a senior interim director for Arab countries at the Niger cooperation Ministry. OPVN director Ada Cheiffou said the food aid will boost his institutions’ capacities under a moderate sales price operation to provide cereals to Nigerien consumers. [ApaNews] More
Monday, 8 September, 2008: Drawing Libya deeper into international discourse, despite the possibility of roadblocks along the way, is a strategic decision that, now that it has been taken, the West must pursue with patience, perseverance, and constant nurturing The recent signing in Tripoli of “a comprehensive claims settlement” between the U.S. and Libya marks a new beginning not only in US-Libya relations, but between Libya and the rest of the world. The agreement provides a process for compensating the victims of attacks ranging from the 1988 bombing of PanAm Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, to the US air strikes on Tripoli and Benghazi in 1986. It thus removed a final hurdle to Libya establishing normal diplomatic and economic relations with the West and opened the way for US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s visit... [Daily Times] More
Monday, 8 September, 2008: RABAT (Reuters) - The heart of many homes is the kitchen and that is where Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi hosted Condoleezza Rice for a Ramadan meal this week, a symbolic gesture to try to end decades of enmity. The casual setting in a small kitchen on the compound bombed by U.S. warplanes in 1986 was unusual for the first trip by a U.S. secretary of state in 55 years that was aimed at kicking off a new chapter in relations. But it also underlined Gaddafi's attempt to bring a more personal touch -- including gifts of jewellery and a mandolin -- to start a better relationship with the United States. Rice's eight-hour visit had been expected to produce surprises from the unpredictable Libyan leader once referred to by President Ronald Reagan as the "mad dog"of the Middle East.The drama was tipped to unfold in a tent on the sprawling, fortified compound in Tripoli but Gaddafi opted for a deliberately low-key approach with the top U.S. diplomat... [Reuters] More
جليانه : هل تمارس اللجان الثورية "الكذب"..     السلفيوم : موهبة..     فيلادلفيا : التعاطي السياسي

الحياة : ليزا في بلاد "الجماهيرية"     الجريدة : كاريكاتير : قبل الزيارة وبعدها

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

رمزي العبيردي وفرقته : منوّعات شعبية (1)

أبو أحمد : دع هبل فى منامه (3)

د. فتحي الفاضلي : قبر الشيخ البشتي ليس مجهولا

النبأ : ليبيا والقذافي : تناقضات الإصلاح والإستبداد وجنون العَظَمة

Telegraph : Let's Hope Qadhafi Doesn't Put The Wind Up Condoleezza Rice

Sunday, 7 September, 2008: Libya has rejected US pleas to release dissidents, made during a historic visit by the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. Ms Rice, the most senior US official to visit Libya in 50 years, left for Tunisia yesterday after meeting the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, to demonstrate that Washington "has no permanent enemies". She said sensitive issues had not been skipped in the talks and that she had asked for the dissident Fathi al-Jahmi to be released from solitary detention. He is being held pending trial on charges, including meeting US diplomats, that carry the death penalty. In a "respectful way", Ms Rice said, she had also raised the case of another dissident who was arrested after trying to hold a public demonstration in Tripoli. But Libya's Foreign Minister, Abdel Rahman Shalgam, said Tripoli would not give way. [Independent] More
Sunday, 7 September, 2008: The well known Libyan poet Ali Sodqi Abdulqader died at the late hours of Monday 1 September 2008 at the age of 84 at a Tripoli clinic. He died of health complications including lung failure and prostate complications. According to medical sources at the clinic, the direct cause of death was a heart attack as a result of the failure of both his lungs. He fell at his home on 28 May 2008 and as result was entered the clinic sever pain in his hip. Ali Sodqi Abdulqader was born in Tripoli in 1924. He studied law and practiced law for forty years. He studied at Ahmed Bash College for Religious Education... [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 7 September, 2008: TRIPOLI (AFP) — The oil market is starting to suffer from oversupply, the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman said on Friday, days before a key OPEC meeting on crude output levels. "The market is well served and has even started to suffer from oversupply," said Shukri Ghanem, who also acts as the country's oil minister, adding that the Organisation of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) aimed to balance supply and demand. "Prices have lowered and the supply is exceeding demand. The role of OPEC is to maintain the balance," he told AFP ahead of a meeting of the oil cartel in Vienna on Tuesday. [AFP] More
Sunday, 7 September, 2008: "We were very happy the files were destroyed." --Senior intelligence official in Washington, D.C. In May 2006, I suggested that the Libyan nuclear program might have been a CIA-MI6 sting operation designed to bring down the A. Q. Khan nuclear mafia. The program also intended to convince countries such as North Korea and Iran that it was in their best interest to give up their nuclear ambition. Among other things, I suggested that members of the Tinner family, who supervised the production of uranium centrifuge parts in Malaysia, were in fact CIA assets. On Aug. 24, 2008, The New York Times revealed that that the suspicion was indeed well founded. Swiss authorities have admitted that all files regarding this affair have been destroyed at the demand of the US government. "The U.S. had urged that the files be destroyed..." [Ohmynews] More
رفيق : خدعـك "الإخوان المسلمون" فقالوا..

( رايس تنبّه ليبيا بشأن ناشط معتقل ) ترجمة : بوزيد لهلالي

الأخبار : ليبيا ما بعد "العقيد"..

السفير : النفط يجلب رايس إلى ليبيا

وام : ليبيا تصدر أكثر من 10 ملايين برميل خلال اسبوع

AI : Human Rights In Libya Must Be On The Agenda Of Discussions With US

ادرار نفوسه : الخديوي معمر يبيع الوطن..

رمضان جربوع : سيف وجهابذة الأخوات الخمس!

حملة التضامن : لقطات من نشاط الحملة

بي بي سي : العلاقات الليبية الامريكية في سطور

تاوالت : أهالى زوارة يخرجون بالعشرات في مظاهرة سلمية

Saturday, 6 September, 2008: Condoleezza Rice last night became the most senior US official to visit Libya in more than half a century when she arrived for a meeting with its leader, Muammar Gadafy. The visit, which Rice described as historic, was a reward for Gadafy's strategic decision over the past seven years to distance himself from extremism and give up weapons of mass destruction, providing a positive example to Iran. It was also designed to highlight a rare diplomatic success for the Bush administration in its final months. Washington claims the Iraq invasion is partly responsible for Gadafy's decision to surrender a nuclear programme built from components bought from the notorious Pakistani nuclear smuggler, AQ Khan. [The Guardian] More
Saturday, 6 September, 2008: Libya took control of Group Five of the 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after pulling off a 1-0 win over Ghana in Tripoli on Friday. The Greens won the game with a well-worked goal from experienced striker Ahmed Osman after defender Harrison Afful hesitated. Midfielder Ibrahim played in Osman with a clever pass which Afful failed to clear and the 30-year-old slotted the ball into the net from an acute angle with only four minutes remaining. The win took Libya to the top of the group. [BBC] More
Saturday, 6 September, 2008: Sept 5 (Reuters) - Oil and gas company Circle Oil Plc said on Friday a Libyan government fund has picked up a 29.7 percent stake in the company, following a private placement. Circle Oil said it has raised 33 million pounds ($58.04 million) via the placing of about 174 million shares at 19 pence each. Libya Oil Holdings, owned by a sovereign wealth fund set up by the Libyan government, and Iceland's Kaupthing Bank were the principle participants in the placement. Libya Oil Holdings invested 19 million pounds, representing a 29.66 percent stake, while Iceland-based Kaupthing Bank HF now holds a 15.6 percent interest after investing 10 million pounds, it added. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 6 September, 2008: TRIPOLI (AFP) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi on a landmark visit to Tripoli Friday, heralding a new chapter in Washington's reconciliation with the former enemy state. Rice described her brief visit -- the first to the oil-rich north African country by a US secretary of state in more than half a century -- as "historic" and a sign the United States does not have permanent foes. "That is not to say that everything has by any means been settled between the United States and Libya. There is a long way to go," she told reporters travelling with her. "But I do believe that it has demonstrated that the United States doesn't have permanent enemies. It demonstrates that when countries are prepared to make strategic changes in direction the United States is prepared to respond." [AFP] More
Saturday, 6 September, 2008: It has been a big week for diplomatic beginnings and endings in the Middle East. French President Nicolas Sarkozy left Damascus yesterday after a trip that many heralded as the first step toward bringing Syria back into the international fold. It was the first time a western head of state had visited Syria in three years. Meanwhile, on the same day, the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice began a trip to Libya – a visit that marks the apogee of nearly a decade of attempts to normalise relations between the two countries since diplomatic ties were first severed in 1980. While it would be hazardous to draw too many parallels between these two states and the circumstances surrounding their ostracism, their treatment by the international community forms the strongest point of comparison. [The National] More
Saturday, 6 September, 2008: Tripoli. The time of confrontation with the United States is over, Libyan Foreign Minister Abdelrahman Mohammed Shalgam said early Saturday at a joint news conference in Tripoli with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, AFP reported. "The world has changed," Shalgam said, adding that the very fact Rice was making a groundbreaking visit to Libya and holding talks with its leader, Moamer Kadhafi, was proof of this change. "The time of confrontation is over. There may still be differences of opinion but this will not endanger the relationship between (Libya and the US)," the minister added. [Focus] More
سليمان الشجاع : خبر وتعليق

الساطور : والنبي اسمعوا هذي

الغد : المنشقون عن بن لادن يديرون ظهورهم للجهاد‮‬

ميدل ايست اونلاين : ناشط إسلامي ليبي : تطبيع العلاقات الليبية الأميركية انتصار للشعب الليبي

ALFA : Letter To Condoleezza Rice

Washington Post : Rice to Prod Libya On Detained Activist

Carnegie Endowment : The U.S. and Libya: Where Do We Go From Here?

Agence Global : Condi, Talk To Joe Before Chatting With "Brother Colonel"

فرج بوالعَـشّة : مسألة الحداثة وما بعدها..!!

ياسين بوسيف ياسين : مطلوب استفتاء الشعب الليبي

Friday, 5 September, 2008: Condoleezza Rice is set to visit Libya in the first trip there by a US secretary of state in 55 years, signalling improved ties between the two countries. Rice is to begin a landmark tour through North Africa on Friday, starting with Libya. Rice may sign a trade and investment deal during her visit but experts say the main message is to signal a new era in US-Libyan relations. [Aljazeera] More
Friday, 5 September, 2008: ROME - Italy will pay $5 billion to Libya to make up for a colonization in that country dating back to 1911 - and hopefully resolve some modern-day problems of rampant African Immigration and high gas prices. The compensation deal signed this past weekend means Libya will reap $200 million a year over 25 years for major capital projects, including a coastal highway to link Libya with Egypt and Tunisia. Libya, in turn, agreed to work more closely with Italy to stop what has been a record flow of poor Africans sailing to its shores from Libya. More than 15,000 refugees have poured into Italy this year. [Chicago Tribune] More
Friday, 5 September, 2008: Princeton-based Global Education Studio, part of U.K. architectural firm RMJM, announced yesterday that it has been tapped to design two new college campuses in Libya. The projects mark the first time U.S. architects will work in Libya since relations between the two countries have normalized, according to RMJM. Global Education Studio is designing a master plan for a new 123-acre branch campus at Bani Walid, approximately three hours inland from the main campus, according to RMJM. [NJBIZ] More
Friday, 5 September, 2008: (ANSAmed) - NATO considers Italy a trustworthy ally and therefore has no reasons to doubt that the Friendship Treaty signed with Libya might call into question the other treaties signed previously with the Atlantic Alliance. One day after the release by Libyan Colonel Muhammar Gaddafi of the text of the article 4 of the Italian-Libyan agreement, which says that Italy promised not to allow the use of its bases in case of "aggression" by the U.S. and NATO, the spokesman of the Atlantic Alliance, James Appathurai, intervenes on the matter, stating that "he does not have any doubts" about the explanation given to the media by Foreign Minister Franco Frattini. Yesterday evening the Minister affirmed: "we have specified with great clarity that there are international treaties which are multilateral, which remain obviously valid". [ANSAmed] More
أويا : قائد الثورة ملك ملوك إفريقيا..‮‬    الإجدابي : قصص قصيرة جداً‬

زمزامات : ماشيه الامور     بنات الأوائل : منوعات شعبية

ليلى الهوني : قسماً لن تهوني

بيان اليوم : إيطاليا تقول إن الأتفاق الذي وقعته مع ليبيا يضمن جميع تعهداتها الدولية

محمد بعيو المصراتي : مجلة "جـسد" الثقافية وتصورات الكلمة التي صارت جسداً

فرانس 24 : هل يجب تـسديد ديون الاستـعـمار؟.. آثار الإتـفاق بين إيطاليا وليبيا

(جماعات حقوق تطالب رايس بإلقاء الضوء على انتهاكات..) ترجمة : بوزيد لهلالي

عـيسى عبدالقيوم : نديم فاطمة.. وسَمي الوردة.. فى ذمة الله

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : القذافي يعلن حالة الفوضى!

Thursday, 4 September, 2008: We write a lot about the failures of the Bush administration. It's a long list that starts with Iraq and it pretty much defines how differently we see the world. So here's a twist: It's time to give the administration credit for a patient effort to rebuild our relationship with Libya. Libya was a terrorist state run by a brutal dictator (sound familiar?) and for more than two decades the United States pressed for change. On Friday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit Tripoli and meet with Moammar Gadhafi. [SeattlePI] More
Thursday, 4 September, 2008: WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday improved relations with Libya, which Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits this week, showed how countries like Iran and North Korea could be rewarded for a change in behavior. Rice's visit, the first by a U.S. Secretary of State since 1953, takes place five years after Libya announced it was giving up its weapons of mass destruction program. "The secretary's visit is going to be a huge demonstration of the fact that by changing behavior, a country can change the nature of a relationship," said Paula DeSutter. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 4 September, 2008: Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, committed himself to not discussing int'l treaties " and Nato does not doubt this". This was stated by the spokesperson of the Atlantic Alliance, James Appathurai asked about the statements of Libyan leader Muammar Gheddafi, on the Italy-Libya friendship pact. "We have not yet spoken with the Italian delegation - said Appathurai in a press briefing - but of the statements to the press by the minister, we understand that Italy will continue to respect int'l treaties. [AGI] More
Thursday, 4 September, 2008: RABAT: For US companies long excluded from Libya, the announcement that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit Tripoli this week is a green light for business. But getting a toehold in Muammar Gaddafi’s energy-rich North African country may prove the easy part. An opaque bureaucracy, erratic decision making and suspicion built up over decades of isolation means foreign firms may struggle to benefit fully from a wealth of money-making opportunities in Libya, analysts say. US-Libyan ties have improved dramatically since 2003 when Libya gave up banned weapons programmes. [Gulf Times] More
PHR : Letter to Secretary of State Rice; Re: Fathi Al-Jahmi

HRW : Rice Should Press Tripoli to Improve Rights

الصيّاد : نصّ القرار الإتهامي للمحقق العدلي بقضية الصدر ـ توجيه اتهامات الى القذافي ومسؤولين ليبيين

الساطور : مزرعة الحيوانات

المسحان : شاعر بلد الطيوب ( 1924 ـ 2008 )

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : وداعا ، أيها الشاعر الذي لن يموت

جمعية السبيل الخيرية : جمع زكاة الفطر لشهر رمضان 1429هـ / 2008م

Reuters: Rights Groups Want Rice To Spotlight Abuse In Libya

غيداء : وداعا علي صدقي عبد القادر

بي بي سي : رايس تزور ليبيا الجمعة المقبل     الوطن : مطالبات حقوقية بالإفراج عن المعتقلين

الشرق الأوسط : الخادمان السابقان لنجل القذافي يسحبان الشكوى ضده

سالم محمد : شياطين الصخرة السوداء

Wednesday, 3 September, 2008: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will go to Libya on Friday, the first visit by a senior American diplomat in more than 50 years, the State Department announced in Washington on Tuesday. Her trip is a sign of warming relations between the United States and Libya, which began to thaw when Libya gave up its program to develop unconventional weapons in 2003. [New York Times] More
Wednesday, 3 September, 2008: TRIPOLI, Sept 2 (Reuters) - NATO member Italy agreed it would not be used as a base for any attack on Libya under a weekend deal to deepen ties between the two countries, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said. During negotiations over the friendship pact signed on Saturday by Gaddafi and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Italian officials accepted a clause stating that neither country would attack the other, Gaddafi said, according to state news agency Jana on Tuesday. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 3 September, 2008: MILAN (Thomson Financial) - Italcementi SpA said it estimates it will spend between $550 million and $750 million to build a new cement plant in Libya. Italcementi said it has set up a joint venture with the Libyan Economic and Social Development Fund to build the plant some 50 kilometres from Tobruk in the East of Libya. Italcementi will own 50 percent of the joint venture. [Forbes] More
Wednesday, 3 September, 2008: GENEVA - Two domestic workers who filed assault charges against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son in Switzerland, sparking a diplomatic row, have withdrawn their complaint, their Swiss lawyer said on Tuesday. "My clients have decided to withdraw the criminal complaint that they had entered," Francois Membrez said in a statement. "Their interests were safeguarded in so far as they were correctly compensated. They were recognised as victims and their suffering was acknowledged," the statement continued, offering no details of the indemnity. Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife Aline were charged with ill-treatment of their two employees in Geneva in July after staff at a luxury hotel alerted police... [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 3 September, 2008: The U.S. has full diplomatic relations with Libya and opened its Embassy in Tripoli in May 2006. Libya established its People’s Bureau (embassy) in Washington the same month. In July 2007 the President nominated career diplomat Gene A. Cretz as U.S. Ambassador to Libya. · The U.S. seeks normalized relations and expanded cooperation with Libya in multiple areas, including: education and culture, science and technology, commerce, security, and human rights and good governance. ...... The issue of human rights and good governance is universal and is a core component of U.S. diplomatic discourse with any country, including Libya. These issues are raised consistently at all levels of the Libyan government, and the U.S. continues to express its concern for the continued detention of political prisoners, including Fathi El-Jahmi. The Libyan government and Libyan society are beginning a general discourse on human rights.. [State Dept.] More
Wednesday, 3 September, 2008: In 1948, 36,000 Jews lived in Libya. Today, none do. Roumani, a Ben-Gurion University political scientist born in Libya, has created a masterful account of the last decades of this vanished community. In 1911, the Italian army conquered Libya. The resulting Italian administration approached the Libyan Jewish community through its experience of Rome's positive relations with its Jewish community. There were marked differences between the two communities, however, leading to tumultuous relations for the ensuing two decades. Libyan Jews resisted both Italian rabbis and the reforms they sought to oversee as they fought to preserve their identity. Italian society did influence Libyan Jewry, however, catalyzing Zionism,for example. Hebrew classes became a fixture in Libyan Jewish communities in the 20s and 30s. Bad accompanied good, though; as anti-Semitism grew in Italy during the fascist period, anti-Jewish incidents increased in Libya,and as the Axis oriented its foreign policy toward the Arabs,Italian leaders privileged Libya's Arabs.. [AEI] More
معارضون ليبيون : اجتماع وفد من المعارضة الليبية مع مجلس الهجرة السويدي

فرج بوالعَـشّة : حكاية صورة.. "سياح حرب" ام معادون لاسرائيل؟

أويا : وداعاً شاعر الحب والحياة     سريب : الاسم الحركي للوردة.. يودّع الحياة

مدوّنة ليبية جديدة : ليبيون بلا حدود    مدوّنات ليبية أخرى

جليانه : نص معاهدة الصداقة بين ليبيا وإيطاليا     الصياد : العطش في طبرق..     دارنس الأنيق

بوزيد لهلالي : برلوسكوني والقذافي وابن المختار

د. فتحي الفاضلي : تحية وفاء وتقدير للشعب الليبي

ايلاف : الأرانب تقاضي الثعالب     سبق : القذافي : على المواطنين أن "يتدبروا" أمورهم بأنفسهم

Dr. Mohamed Berween: Torture : Qaddafi’s Gift To The Libyan People

جمعة القماطي : مؤسسة سيف والأشرطة المدبلجة.. (2)

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : بيان بمناسبة الذكرى التاسعة والثلاثين لانقلاب سبتمبر

د. مصطفى عـبدالله : مناسبه عطرة... ومناسبه قذرة

المسحان : 39

Tuesday, 2 September, 2008: BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi said his regime's long estrangement from the United States was finally over as he marked the 39th anniversary on Monday of his overthrow of the Western-backed monarchy. "The whole business of the conflict between Libya and the United States has been closed once and for all," Kadhafi said in an anniversary speech to the General People's Congress, Libya's equivalent of a parliament. "There will be no more wars, raids or acts of terrorism," said Kadhafi, whose support for a raft of anti-Western militant groups in the 1980s prompted then US president Ronald Reagan to describe him as a "mad dog." Last month, Libya finally reached a compensation deal with the families of the 270 victims of the 1988 bombing of a US airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland. [AFP] More
Tuesday, 2 September, 2008: As part of his economic reforms, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says his citizens will be the benefactors of the county's oil profits. Colonel Gaddafi spoke in the northern city of Benghazi at a celebration marking his 39 years in power and took the opportunity to expand on his sweeping economic and political reforms saying the country would "reformulate itself in a new, free, and democratic way." Following years of diplomatic isolation, which ended with Gaddafi announcing in 2003 that Libya was abandoning its efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction, the country has participated openly in the international arena. Since that time, the oil price has risen substantially, but the people of Africa's third largest oil producer feel they have not benefited financially from Gaddafi's embrace of democratic ideals. [Press TV] More
Tuesday, 2 September, 2008: Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) -- OAO Russian Railways, the operator of the world's largest rail network, began construction of a rail line in Libya on Aug. 30. State-run Russian Railways plans to build 554 kilometers (344 miles) of track to link Libya's major cities along the country's Mediterranean coast, the company said in an e-mailed statement today. Construction will cost 2.2 billion euros ($3.2 billion) and take four years, it said. ``A new, bright chapter of economic cooperation between Libya and Russia opens today,'' Vladimir Yakunin, chief executive officer of Russian Railways, said in the statement. [Bloomberg] More
Tuesday, 2 September, 2008: KHARTOUM (AFP) — With its panoramic views of the Nile but also of mud homes sinking into flooded swampland, Sudan's flashest hotel brings the flair of Moamer Kadhafi and Italian luxury to a capital struggling to keep up. Burj al-Fateh Hotel -- 18 floors of steel and glass shaped like an egg or a sail -- is a nine-year Libyan dream turned architectural icon that cost 130 million euros (190 million dollars). Financed by Lafico, the Libyan Foreign Investment Company, and designed by Italian architects, its 230 rooms, conference facilities, mall, restaurants, sports centre and spa set new standards of luxury in Sudan, staff say. "The high quality hotel is a landmark which is able to inject new economic and social life... [AFP] More
Tuesday, 2 September, 2008: A new wave of religious freedom is sweeping across Libya. This follows three decades during which, observers say, the tiny Christian community faced restrictions due to the overwhelmingly Muslim nation's hostile stance towards the West. "People are respecting us. They accept us. We are free," says Roman Catholic Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, who is based in the capital Tripoli. The 1969 revolution that brought Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi to power led to church buildings being confiscated and closed down. Catholics were allowed to keep only two churches. Many human rights organisations say the country is authoritarian. "The biggest church was a cathedral, but was turned into a mosque. They took almost all the churches with the revolution," recalls Martinelli. But now there are Greek Orthodox,Coptic Orthodox,and.. [Christian Today] More
Tuesday, 2 September, 2008: Benghazi (Libya), August 31 (ABI).- According to the Secretary of Popular Congress, Muftah Queepe, Libya ratifies its support for the revolutionary and democratic process that is being applied by Morales’ Administration in Bolivia. The Libyan authority met President Evo Morales to express his Government’s support in favour of the Bolivian President and to ratify the diplomatic relationships between both Administrations. Queepe described Morales as a great revolutionary and defender of the Bolivian society’s most basic rights and stressed Morales’ willingness to solve the Bolivian problems. [ABI] More
    كل عام وأنتم بخير    

تهاني رمضان

ايلاف : وئام صاخب.. وخلافات صامتة     الجزيرة : بري يحمل القذافي مسؤولية اختفاء الصدر

محمد مبروك بوقعيقيص : الأمير محمد رضا السنوسي هو الرمز المنطقي والأمثل

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : تذكير ونداء إلى شعبنا الليبي

الساطور : سلـّملي علي بوك هلبه!

رفيق : من الذي كذب عـلينا؟ خالد المهير أم محمد المختار؟

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر ( الجزء 2 ـ الحلقة 1 )

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : التعويضات الأيطالية.. غداء على حسابك!

سليم الرقعي : ثورة ضد القواعد أم ضد الشعب الليبي!؟

القدس : السي آي أي تكشف عن "عميل ليبي مزدوج"..     ليبيا الغد : ذكرى الانقلاب

Monday, 1 September, 2008: Religious authorities in much of the Middle East have declared that Monday will be the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Observing Muslims must fast from dawn until dusk. Some countries use astronomical calculations for Ramadan, which begins a day after a new lunar month's crescent moon. Others nations rely on the naked eye. Libya, for example, will begin the holy period Sunday. [CFRA] More
Monday, 1 September, 2008: (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will further develop friendly and cooperative relations with Libya, the top legislator of the DPRK said on Sunday. Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a congratulatory message to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on the country's ruling party's 39th birthday. [Xinhua] More
Monday, 1 September, 2008: Liberia - The first of two cargo planes containing humanitarian supplies has arrived at the Roberts International Airport. The Libyan cargo plane contained 30-tons of assorted relief and medical supplies arrived Friday morning. The items were received by Vice President Joseph Boakai. He lauded the Government and people of Libya for their continuous support toward Liberia's recovery. [LBS] More
Monday, 1 September, 2008: (Bloomberg) - OPEC, supplier of about 40 percent of the world's oil, probably will leave production quotas unchanged when it meets Sept. 9 even if crude markets look ``oversupplied,'' Libya's oil minister said. ``If things stay as they are, with oil at $115, $116 a barrel, I don't think much will be done in the meeting,'' Shokri Ghanem said in a telephone interview today from Tripoli. ``If the market continues as it is, well-supplied, if not oversupplied, no action is needed.'' Crude oil, down 22 percent since it touched a record July 11, closed Friday at $115.46 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. [Bloomberg] More
Monday, 1 September, 2008: BEIRUT, Lebanon - A prominent Lebanese politician on Sunday asked Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to reveal anything he knows about the disappearance of a senior Lebanese cleric during a trip to Libya 30 years ago. Shiite cleric Imam Moussa al-Sadr and two companions went missing during an official visit in 1978. The case has been a long-standing sore issue in Lebanon, where authorities blame Gadhafi and his aides for their disappearance. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri urged Gadhafi to reveal facts in the case. "I say again to the head of the Libyan regime, Moammar Gadhafi, that the disappearance of Imam al-Sadr and his two companions is your personal responsibility. We will not drop this responsibility," Berri told tens of thousands of cheering Shiite supporters at a rally to mark the anniversary of the disappearance. Lebanese judicial officials announced last week that a prosecutor has indicted Gadhafi and six other Libyan officials on a charge of "incitement to kidnap and withhold the freedom" of the cleric and his companions. [Mytelus] More
Monday, 1 September, 2008: Italy’s pledge to pay $5bn to Libya in compensation for its colonial rule paves the way for further Italian investments, such as in energy and infrastructure, but raises uncomfortable issues for former colonial powers in Africa. In a tent outside Benghazi on Saturday, Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s centre-right prime minister, returned a headless statue of Venus carted away by Italians decades ago and signed a friendship pact with Muammer Gaddafi, the Libyan leader. The agreement, in which Italy pledges to pay $5bn (€3.4bn, £2.75bn) over 25 years in reparations through various projects – including a highway across Libya... [FT] More
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