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موظفو أكاديمية الدراسات العليا : تصحيح لما نسب لموظفي أكاديمية الدراسات العليا فرع بنغازي

طارق الهوني : مجلس الثقافة العام بمدينة بنغازي ينظم معرض فن تشكيلي للأطفال (2)

أبو عبدالله : الشيخ كهلان يكشف حقيقة محمد السعيطي

د. فتحي العكاري : الحركة الكشفية... تجربة حياة

فرج بوالعشة : مفهوم الشارع العربي..!

  الأجدابي : أنفلونزا التوريث

خالد المهير : حوار مع الأستاذ علي بوزعكوك

طارق الهوني : مجلس الثقافة العام بمدينة بنغازي ينظم معرض فن تشكيلي للأطفال (1)

عبد السلام الزغيبي : النسور والضفادع .. والقليل من التسامح

Thursday, 30 April, 2009: LONDON (AP) - Britain and Libya have ratified a prisoner transfer deal that could potentially allow the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombings to serve out the remainder of his sentence in the North African country. Britain's Foreign Office says the deal was signed in November and ratified Wednesday. It would allow 57-year-old Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi to apply to be transferred to Libya. Judges in The Hague, Netherlands found Al-Megrahi guilty of blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988. [AP] More
Thursday, 30 April, 2009: (Bloomberg) - Libya aims to complete the acquisition of Verenex Energy Inc. “within weeks,” trumping a proposed C$499 million ($414 million) takeover of the Canadian explorer by China National Petroleum Corp, the North African nation’s top oil official said. “The decision to buy Verenex is taken, we told the company, we told the Chinese, we told everybody, and now it’s a matter of procedure,” Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya’s state- run National Oil Corp., said in an interview today in Nicosia. [Bloomberg] More
Thursday, 30 April, 2009: A chemistry student threatened to "kill all Scots men" who visited his native Libya, a court has heard. Faraj Mohamed, 32, of McDonald Crescent in Falkirk, also claimed to be the son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi and told a neighbour he had a gun. During a hearing at Falkirk Sheriff, Court, he admitted acting in a racially aggravated manner and committing a breach of the peace. Sheriff William Gallacher deferred sentence on him until next month. The court was told that a visibly agitated Mohamed approached his neighbours on the street on 7 February as they strapped their 14-month-old baby into a car seat. [BBC] More
Thursday, 30 April, 2009: DUP MP Nigel Dodds is hoping to meet Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi to seek compensation for victims of the IRA. The move comes after the Libyan authorities paid $1.5bn into a US compensation fund for the relatives of terror attacks. During the Northern Ireland Troubles, Libya supplied guns and a large quantity of explosives to the IRA. Mr Dodds wants to lead a delegation to Tripoli, saying it was "vital" Libya faced up to its responsibilities. He said: "We believe it is absolutely vital that Libya is made to pay for that, to compensate the victims of Libyan-inspired and funded terrorism. [BBC] More
Thursday, 30 April, 2009: April 28 (CAIRO) - The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir made surprising remarks downplaying the strength of his country’s relations with Egypt and said that Libyan weapons find their way to Darfur rebel groups. Egypt was the second country among half a dozen states to receive Bashir since the warrant for his arrest was issued on March 4th by the International Criminal Court (ICC). [Sudan Tribune] More
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NCLO : Regarding The Recent Visit To The US By The Son Of The Terrorist Gadhafi

عبدالمنصف البوري : لماذا لا يوجد استقرار سياسي في العالم العربي؟

د. فتحي الفاضلي : الحرس القديم في طريقه الى الذبح..

فاطمة محمود : يا بنغازي ... (1)

طارق القزيري : النيهوم : عندما لا يكفي التمرد

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : خواطر فنية وادبية

صفحات من كـتاب (برقة الهادئة) (10)

Wednesday, 29 April, 2009: More than 20 years after a Pan American jumbo jet was blown apart by a bomb over Scotland, killing 270 people, including 179 Americans, a five-member panel of judges in Edinburgh began hearing an appeal on Tuesday by the 57-year-old Libyan who was the only person convicted in the bombing. The appeal is the latest turn in a case that has been enveloped in passionate controversy from the moment Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie on Dec. 21, 1988. The Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, agreed to pay $2.7 billion in compensation for the victims’ families in 2003 as part of Libya’s bid to end years of diplomatic isolation and sanctions that were crippling its oil industry. [NYTimes] More
Wednesday, 29 April, 2009: TRIPOLI, April 28 (Reuters) - Libya's government has taken control of independent television channel Al Libia, officials and local journalists said on Tuesday. One of the liveliest sources of news in a tightly controlled country where most stations are deferential, the channel is linked to one of the sons of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al Islam. He is widely credited with helping bring Libya back into the international mainstream after decades of isolation. Some observers said the takeover showed al Islam's influence had waned since he announced a "time-out" from politics in August. "Al Libia was brought under the control of Jamihiriya's Radio's General Authority last night,"a government official said,referring to the state broadcaster.[Reuters]More
Wednesday, 29 April, 2009: Accra, April 28, GNA – Vice President John Dramani Mahama left Accra on Tuesday for Tripoli, Libya, for a three-day official visit. Government officials at the airport said the visit formed part of Ghana's desire to have cordial relations with her neighbours. They said issues to be discussed with Libyan officials would include oil exploration. Vice President Mahama will be back on Thursday. [Modern Ghana] More
Wednesday, 29 April, 2009: Critics of the Libyan regime are infuriated over the meeting on Tuesday between United States Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Libya's National Security Adviser Mu'ata'sim Al-Qadhafi, the son of Libyan leader Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi. The two met in Washington on Tuesday and discussed expanding cooperation between the two countries. But those opposed to the regime in Tripoli say that in conducting these meetings, the U.S. is setting a dangerous precedent by supporting inheritance of power of despotic regimes, and allowing human-rights violations to prevail. "I think it's a signal that the U.S. is always willing to give priority to short-term military and security interests over the long-term interests of the country," Hafed Al-Ghwell, a U.S-Libyan national and vocal critic of the regime told The Media Line. [Allheadlinenews] More
Wednesday, 29 April, 2009: Libyan Minister of Petroleum Shukri Ghanem will pay Cyprus a three - day official visit. According to an official press release, the Libyan Minister will arrive in Cyprus late Tuesday and the next day he will be received by President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias. Shukri Ghanem will later on hold a meeting with his Cypriot counterpart, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Antonis Paschalides. During his official visit here, the Libyan Minister and his entourage will meet with other officials of the Cypriot Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, the Regulatory Authority for Energy of Cyprus and the Cyprus Electric Authority. Among the issues to be discussed are the Cyprus Energy Center in Vasiliko, the supply of Cyprus with natural gas, the renewable energy sources, as well as the research for hydrocarbon reserves in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone. [Financial Mirror] More
Wednesday, 29 April, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, APRIL 28 - It was 1911 when Italy's colonial history in Libya began, which would lead to a fierce Arab-Turkish fightback in Shara Shatt which resulted in the deaths of 500 Italians on October 23 of that year. The Italians were set on driving the Turks from the land and making Libya "the fourth coast" of Italy. The retaliation was ferocious, with 2000 Arabs killed at about 5000 Libyans deported to the islands fo Ustica, Ponza, Favignana and Tremiti. Almost a hundred years have gone by since then and in the last few days a new step forward has been made in overcoming this colonial past. A "Conclusive Seminar on the Programme of Historical Studies relating to Libyans Deported in the Colonial Period" in Tripoli has been underway, with stock being taken on the work done so far. "It's an uncomfortable past which many Italian historians have left out", said Mohammed T. Jerary, director of the Libyan Research Centre. [ANSAmed] More
رمضان جربوع : ديمومة الكراسي ثم الأوليغارشية

همسة ويب : مطلوب لإرتكابه جريمة "التشهير بقائد الثورة"     Hamsa Web : Wanted

سليم الرقعي : هل ساهم النيهوم في تأليف أو صياغة الكتاب الأخضر!؟

Tuesday, 28 April, 2009: The key witness in the Lockerbie bombing trial was coached and steered by Scottish detectives into wrongly identifying a Libyan sanctions buster as the bomber, his appeal lawyers claim. Lawyers acting for Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi will tell an appeal court that Tony Gauci, a Maltese shopkeeper, was interviewed 23 times by Scottish police before giving the evidence that finally led to Megrahi's conviction for the bombing in 1991. Their allegations are central to Megrahi's appeal. [Guardian] More
Tuesday, 28 April, 2009: The western part of the waterfront in downtown Tripoli looks like a massive construction site. Cranes tower over the landscape, while armies of labourers, many of them migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, scurry around doing the heavy menial work. Some 20 major building projects, including int'l luxury hotels and swish office blocks, are to be completed in the area in the next few years transforming the appearance of the city and confirming Libya's emergence from four decades of isolation. [FT] More
Tuesday, 28 April, 2009: Libya's Secretary for Industry, Mohamed Haweji, has called for more investments in the country from Germany and other European nations, especially in setting up small and medium scale enterprises. Speaking at the opening of a two-day economic forum between Libya and Germany here at the weekend, Haweji said over 60 German enterprises were currently in Libya. On his part, the German Economy and Technology Minister, Karl-Theodor Guttenberg, reiterated his country's determination to promote and expand its economic cooperation with Libya. [Afriquejet] More
Tuesday, 28 April, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, APRIL 27 - Some time around the middle of April, in an area of the Libyan Sahara on the Algerian frontier known as Tadrart Acacus, seven cave paintings from the Neolithic era, dating back to a period between 3,000 and 10,000 years ago, were vandalised with tins of spray paint. The caves were declared UNESCO world heritage sites more than twenty years ago. The crime was committed by a former tourist guide, a Tunisian citizen whose identity has not been revealed since he was arrested by local police on April 24. The only news to have leaked out from Tripolìs Department of Archaeology is that the man is of Libyan origin and had recently been fired by the Italian tourist agency 'Dar Sahara'. [ANSAmed] More
فتحي العريبي : أطفال درنه يعزفون في بنغازي علي أوتار اللون

فاطمة غندور : الجنزوري.. سيرة المكابدة

د. مصطفى عبدالله : ديموقراطيه حقيقيه... ولكن في جنوب أفريقيا، وليس في شمالها

علي الخليفي : النيهوم الصادق والفقيه الكاذب

  د. الهادي علي بوحمرة : نظرة موجزة في الوظيفة القضائية

محمد الصادق : المحمودي يجادل بالتي هي أسوأ !!

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : ؤهو حي مشتهي لبلحه ... ؤبعد ما مات حطوا على قبره عرجون!!

سيف الإسلام : ويقولـّك أرجع من كندا إلى ليبيا

Ghoma : The West's Walkout At Racism Forum

المحمودي : وقفات مع (سعيد العريبي) الكاتب بموقع المنارة (4)

Monday, 27 April, 2009: Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari will pay a three-day visit to Libya on April 30 to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral and trade ties with the Libyan government. During his first official visit to the north-African country, Zardari would hold talks with Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi and other government officials. Both the countries are expected to sign agreements of mutual cooperation in different fields including exploring avenues for trade, energy resources and the exchange of skilled manpower. [Daily Times] More
Monday, 27 April, 2009: Tripoli (Reuters) - Libya on Sunday started construction of a $5 billion economic zone for energy firms operating in the country, government officials said. Smart Energy City is a joint project between Libya's state Fund for Economic and Social Development and Bahraini Islamic investment bank Gulf Finance House GFHB.BH, the officials said. Gulf Finance arranged the financing for the project, which is being built 70 km (43 miles) west of the capital city of Tripoli on the Mediterranean Sea, they said. [Reuters] More
Monday, 27 April, 2009: The eleventh conference of the Arab Association of Burn and Plastic Surgeons and the sixth meeting of the Libyan Association of Plastic Surgeons started deliberations on Friday in Tripoli. Various important persons, including Mohamed Hijazi, Health and Environment Secretary of the General People's Committee of Libya attended the opening session of the meeting, organised by the two groups. Participants included delegates from France, the U.S., Japan, Austria, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Greece and Great Britain. [Afriquejet] More
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صوت العراق : القذافي يأمر ووطواط القوة الفاشلة ينفذ

إيلاف : رئيس المؤسسة الليبية للصحافة : أنا محسوب على القذافي

فرانس 24 : "الليبية" تنقل مقرّها إلى خارج ليبيا

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : السيطرة القومية بأستخدام الدين

ليلى الهوني : رجال تحت الشنة

Dr. El-Hadi Shalluf : Gaza Attacks In International Law

ادريس ابن الطيب : أن تحفر في الأرض

زعيمة بنت الوطن : خطوة إصلاحية أم تكتيكات سياسية؟

Sunday, 26 April, 2009: (Xinhua) - The Libyan authorities have decided to pardon 18 Egyptian prisoners. Egyptian ambassador in Libya said the 18 Egyptian prisoners who served about half of their sentences will be deported to their home within the current week. Egyptian and Libyan authorities coordinate efforts to secure the deportation process, Egyptian daily Al-Ahram reported. Egyptian ambassador in Libya Mohamed El-Nokali praised the Libyan decision, underlining the strength of the deep-rooted Egyptian-Libyan ties. [Xinhua] More
Sunday, 26 April, 2009: Once upon a time, foreign journalists visiting Libya were shown around the ruins of the house of Muammar Qadafi, the Libyan leader, wrecked by US air strikes in 1986. Now fast-forward to last Tuesday, when the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, met Mr Qadafi’s son, Mutassim Qadafi, in Washington to talk security co-operation. Senior US and Libyan officials have shuttled across the Atlantic in the past seven months, and the US reopened its embassy in Tripoli, as relations have warmed... [The National] More
Sunday, 26 April, 2009: The Government has selected the Chief of Protocol at the Foreign Ministry Sudantha Ganegama Arachchi as Sri Lanka’s first Ambassador to Libya with the two countries agreeing to have full diplomatic relations, following President Rajapaksa’s recent state visit to the key North African country. In recent months Libya has opened its employment market to Sri Lanka offering as much as 100,000 jobs.[Nation] More
Sunday, 26 April, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi has informed the Sri Lankan government that immediate steps would be taken to grant the US$ 500 million loan promised during the President Mahinda Rajapaksa's historical visit to Libya earlier this month. Issuing a press release the Government Information Dept announced that the Libyan leader had promised to grant this loan immediately. [Colombo Page] More
Sunday, 26 April, 2009: Ismailia, Egypt, Asharq Al-Awsat - Ahmad Qadhaf al-Dam, general coordinator of Egyptian-Libyan relations, has underlined the importance of the appeal for Arab unity made by King Abdullah Bin-Abdulaziz, the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. He told Asharq Al-Awsat that "there are no disagreements between Libya and Saudi Arabia" and added that there was nothing preventing the exchange of visits between Riyadh and Tripoli and pointed out that Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi has sent live on the air an open invitation to exchange visits.He said the page of the past was closed in favor of joint Arab action.[AAwsat]More
Sunday, 26 April, 2009: General Service Unit (GSU) beat Ahly Beni of Libya 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 25-14, 20-25, 15-7) in a five sets thriller at the men’s volleyball African Clubs Championship in Cairo, Egypt. GSU played with consistency and survived many times to start the tournament on a winning note in the Pool D match that lasted over two hours. The Kenyans, who are making their eighth appearance at the Championship, were scheduled to play Mugher Cement of Ethiopia in their second match last night. [Eastandard] More
طارق الهوني : لقطات من احتفالية الصادق النيهوم الثقافية (2)

طارق الهوني : لقطات من احتفالية الصادق النيهوم الثقافية (1)

موظف متقاعد بمصلحة الآثار : رئيس مصلحة الآثار من شهادة ثانوية إلى دكتور

خالد الغول : ومنهم من يلمزك في دفتره

عيسى عبدالقيوم : متفرقات جمعـها دفتري (10)

محمد سعـد امعزب : سفاح ابوسليم

Saturday, 25 April, 2009: ROME (Dow Jones)--Eni SpA (E), Italy's biggest energy company by market value, will appeal a new Italian government tax referring to a treaty between Libya and Italy, said Chief Financial Officer Alessandro Bernini Friday. Eni "believes it has a good reason to contest" this tax and the company estimates a ruling toward the end of the year, said the CFO on a conference call to comment first-quarter results released earlier Friday. A new Italian law basically targets only Eni for a new tax charge to finance a "Friendship Treaty" signed with Libya. The treaty concerns a deal signed between the two governments in August. [WSJ] More
Saturday, 25 April, 2009: A total of ten modern tractors have been handed over to the Sierra Leone Government by the Libyan Ambassador to Sierra Leone Dr. Mohamed Al-Harari Abdul Salaam on Friday April 3rd 2009 at Teko near Makeni. The gesture is as a result of the Libyan Leader Colonel Muammar Qadhafi’s response to Sierra Leone’s need for assistance in ensuring food security for the country is achieved. The Green Programme which is being supported by the Libyan Government will initially provide for rice cultivation of 5, 000 acres in the Makeni environs including Bankapoto and Rolako agricultural farm lands. [Awareness] More
Saturday, 25 April, 2009: The Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Ferhat Ben Ghdhara, on Thursday inaugurated an information centre on credits transactions under the CBL. Inaugurating the centre within the framework of banking and financial provisions of Libya, Ghdhara stated that the creation of the centre was part of his institution's plans to promote banking and support development plans to put Libya among the sub-region's leading countries in this field. He also stressed that the centre would provide Libyan banks with data on credits with a view to supporting them as they make healthy decision regarding the granting of credits and loans. [Afriquejet] More
Saturday, 25 April, 2009: The An-74TK-300 plane is prepared for delivery to Libya, [Ukraine] Industrial Policy Minister Volodymyr Novytskyi told the press Friday. He confirmed that the flight tests successfully finished in Hostomel. “We have addressed a letter to Libya, asking it to send experts for accepting the plane,” the minister said. The plane was built at the Kharkiv air works personally for the Libyan leader Qaddafi. Implementation of this order was delayed in the course of the past few years for subjective reasons. [NRCU] More
Saturday, 25 April, 2009: A representative of the World African Youth Organization, Mr. Pape Faye, has called on young Africans to stay back in their countries an d work for the development of the continent, instead of migrating abroad. In an interview with PANA on the sideline of the International Youth Forum which began here Thursday, Faye called on African governments to provide jobs for young people with a view to discouraging them from migrating. He said “It is necessary to integrate young people into the employment cycle, support them to set up micro and macro projects which generate income and help the different local organisations and associations to better convey the message of the fight against illegal migration...” [Afriquejet] More
Saturday, 25 April, 2009: PARIS, Apr 24 (IPS) - Former pariah and now Europe’s cautious partner, Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi seems determined to flex new-found diplomatic muscles on issues ranging from trade to regional security, North Africa observers say. Elected to a one-year term to lead the 53-nation African Union (AU) in February, Gaddafi has been acting energetically in that role and in his capacity as the guiding force behind the Communauté des Etats Sahélo-Sahariens (Community of Sahel-Saharan States, or CEN-SAD). Promoting an idiosyncratic brand of pan-continental leadership, Gaddafi has been welcomed back into the EU's good books after Libya announced in 2003 that it was abandoning its nuclear weapons programme. [IPS] More
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المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان صحفي حول زيارة ابن الإرهابي القذافي إلى العاصمة الأمريكية

منصف عبدالرحمن : وقفات مع مقالات المحمودى (2)

مجموعة العمل الليبي : تقرير "مجموعة العمل الليبي" إلى ملتقي "دوربان"

Libyan Working Group : Report To The 2nd Durban Review Conference

اللجنة الليبية : نشطاء يصدرون بيانا حول بلاغات الموت : آخر تحديث

Friday, 24 April, 2009: LONDON (Reuters) - The father of a British woman killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing accused the government on Tuesday of trying to encourage a Libyan found guilty of the attack to abort an appeal against his conviction. Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora was killed along with 269 others when a Pan Am airliner blew up over Lockerbie, told Reuters the government was seeking to hasten a prisoner transfer agreement (PTA) with Libya which could allow the convict to return home if he drops his appeal. Libyan Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was convicted under Scottish law in 2001 and given a life sentence for bombing the airliner as it flew from London to New York on December 18, 1988, killing all 259 people on board, including 189 Americans. [Reuters] More
Friday, 24 April, 2009: The Libyan stock market closed trading on Wednesday on a high note, rising to 736.99 points, a 9.75 point increase or 1.39% of its index compared to Tuesday's. The overall value of transactions was put at 60,101 Libyan dinars (1.3LD = US$1) as 4,871 shares were traded in 19 deals. Transactions were mainly on the securities of Sahara Bank, Al-Wihda Bank and the Libyan brokerage company. [AfriqueJet] More
Friday, 24 April, 2009: CAIRO, 22 April, 2009 (ANHRI) - The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemned the complaints made by the Libyan Embassy in Rabat against three Moroccan newspapers, calling the move a threat to freedom of expression and press in Morocco which must be confronted. A few days ago the Libyan Embassy in Rabat submitted a complaint to the King's Deputy (Public Prosecutor) against the three newspapers, "Al-Masaa," "Al-Garida Al-Oula," and "Moroccan Events," accusing them of insulting and belittling the dignity of the Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi. [Menassat] More
Friday, 24 April, 2009: UN, April 23 (KUNA) -- Libya on Thursday blocked a letter that the Security Council Sanctions Committee against Iran would have sent to Member States urging them to be more alert regarding Iran's export of weapons in violations of various council resolutions, diplomats said. The letter proposed by US, UK and France was referring to the specific case of a Cypriot-flagged vessel carrying weapons from Iran to Syria earlier this year. "In light of this incident, the Committee urges all Member States to redouble their efforts to ensure full implementation of (various relevant) resolutions. In particular, the Committee recommends Member States to be especially alert for additional violations that might occur in similar circumstances. [Kuna] More
Friday, 24 April, 2009: Bangladesh's national Biman Bangladesh Airlines will fly to Libya and China soon, its first international routes after a gap of 14 years, leading daily The Financial Express reported on Tuesday. The national airliner will start flights to Libya and China -- two of the country's fastest-growing trade partners -- next month as it sees potentially robust air traffic on the routes, the report said quoting officials. "We're going to operate bi-weekly flights to Tripoli and Guangzhou in May," a senior Biman official was quoted as saying. Demand for air travel between Dhaka and the Libyan capital of Tripoli has started soaring since the Libyan government last year announced to hire more than 500,000 Bangladesh workers. [People] More
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رجب الشلطامي : الفلقه والفلاقه!!     فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : أهل ليبيا أدرى بشعابها

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (14)

قدس برس : الشامس : سيناريو توريث الحكم في ليبيا أصبح أمراً واقعاً داخلياً

مواطن سابق من حي سيدي حسين : وفاءاً لحي سيدي حسين  ببنغازي

  فتحي العريبي : الصادق النيهوم في بنغازي

عبدالونيس محمود الحاسي : العقيد ركن عبد العزيز الشلحي... لماذا فشل في إحباط إنقلاب سبتمبر؟! (6)

Thursday, 23 April, 2009: LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) - OPEC is worried about oversupply in the oil market and wants members to comply fully with their output targets, Libya's top oil official said on Wednesday. Yahoo! BuzzOil inventories in industrialised countries are at the highest since 1993, even though OPEC has agreed to cut output by 4.2 million barrels per day from its September 2008 supply. It meets to review policy on May 28. 'We are worried about the overhang,' Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp., told Reuters in a telephone interview. 'We are calling for members to abide by the levels of production...' [Forbes] More
Thursday, 23 April, 2009: At an April 16 preparatory committee meeting in the run-up to this week’s Durban Review Conference in Geneva, Ashraf Ahmed El-Hojouj delivered the following statement on behalf of the NGO UN Watch. The committee chair was Najat Al-Hajjaji, representing Libya. Thank you, Madame Chair. I don’t know if you recognize me. I am the Palestinian medical intern who was scapegoated by your country, Libya, in the HIV case in the Benghazi hospital, together with the five Bulgarian nurses. Libyan Chair Najat Al-hajjaji, banging on gavel: The speaker... please be kind enough to be committed to the principle and the objective of the conference when you take the floor ... The event that you have mentioned is not one of the principles and objectives of the conference and is not related to it at all. Please only confine yourself... [National Post] More
Thursday, 23 April, 2009: Foreign Trade Minister Kürşad Tüzmen said on Wednesday that Turkey had proposed signing a free trade deal with Libya. Speaking at a meeting with Turkish businessmen in Tripoli, Tüzmen said Turkey expected to bolster trade relations with Libya and that he had proposed a free trade agreement to this end. Paying a visit to the country accompanied by around 200 Turkish entrepreneurs, Tüzmen met with his Libyan counterpart, Muhammad Ali al-Huwayz. Tüzmen said he suggested to the host minister that they sign a deal in September of this year, the 40th anniversary of the country's revolution... [Zaman] More
Thursday, 23 April, 2009: Libya has no rail system and a housing shortage so there are big opportunities for contractors to get involved in projects Libya is trying its best to shake off the past and move forward. In the last few years the oil-rich country has abandoned its nuclear weapons programme, decided to put huge investment into infrastructure and stated its intention to develop better relations with the West. And UK companies are setting up shop: Marks and Spencer opened its first store in Africa in Tripoli last year and BhS opened a store there on the 18 April. Omran Abusahmin is a senior trade and investment officer at the British Embassy in Tripoli. He says: “After the lifting of UN sanctions it has been moving from the extreme left to the middle – it is a slow process but it is being done in a wise way. Libya is very open to European companies.” [CNPlus] More
Thursday, 23 April, 2009: Bayahi Group, Tunisie Profilés Aluminum (TPR), a leading manufacturer in Tunisia and the region in the aluminium extrusion industry, has just set up in Libya. Libyan Aluminum Company, or "Alico". Lacated at Ettajoura near Tripoli, the company will have a capital of 14 MDL. TPR and Bayah, hold 50% of the stakes with Laico. The 28 MDT investment required a 14 MDT loan. [African Manager] More
Thursday, 23 April, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Libya's representative in Geneva for the UN conference on racism and xenophobia has urged former colonial powers to "do as the Italians did, follow Silvio Berlusconi and apologise for your colonial past and the racist marks that it has left", reports Jana. "The courage shown by the Italian people and their government represented by the Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is an example to follow", said the general secretary of the Libyan people for European affairs and cooperation. "We would like to request that the final declaration of this conference include a paragraph on this important recognition of guilt". Libya then underlined the necessity that the Durban 2 Final Declaration contain a paragraph on slavery and the slave trade between the two sides of the Atlantic, as well as sufficient compensation for what he called a "human tragedy". [ANSAmed] More
رمضان جربوع : اثنان لا يلتقيان     سليم الرقعي : ما إدير الشين !؟

كونا : كلينتون تبحث قضايا من بينها التعاون الأمني مع معتصم القذافي في واشنطن

  الأتحاد الوطني للأصلاح / نور : في ترقب مشروع الميثاق الوطني الليبي (الدستور)

الجزيرة : فلسطينيون نالوا الجنسية الليبية تزويرا     الجزيرة : يوم الزي التقليدي بكاباو

Wednesday, 22 April, 2009: (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she had raised the case of ailing Libyan political dissident Fathi al-Jahmi when she met Libya's national security adviser on Tuesday. The United States has repeatedly urged Libya to release Jahmi, a former provincial governor who has been held since 2002 on a series of charges, including trying to overthrow the government and insulting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. "We did raise human rights issues and specifically the case you referenced with the security adviser today," Clinton told reporters, referring to her talks with Mutassim Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan leader. Jahmi, whose family says he is in deteriorating health, was first arrested in 2002 after he criticized Gaddafi and called for open elections, a free press and the release of political prisoners. He was released in March 2004 and re-arrested the same month after repeating his criticism of the Libyan leader. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 22 April, 2009: Relatives of those who lost their lives in the Lockerbie disaster have accused Jack Straw of hypocrisy over moves to clear the way for the man convicted of the bombing to return home. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, currently serving 27 years in Greenock Prison for the mass murder over Scotland, could be transferred home to Libya under an agreement being rushed through parliament by the UK Justice Secretary. However, Families Flight 103, a group of friends and relatives of those who lost their lives in the 1988 terror attack, issued a statement accusing Mr Straw of back-tracking on his earlier sympathy for the bereaved. "As Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw said in a meeting with representatives of UK Families Flight 103 in 2003 that, if he had been in government at the time of the bombing, he would have instigated an immediate inquiry into the intelligence aspects of what happened," the group said. [The Herald] More
Wednesday, 22 April, 2009: OMV Aktiengesellschaft, the leading energy group in the European growth belt, announces the discovery and successful testing of oil in the A1-NC202 exploration well in Block NC202. The well is located in the offshore Sirte Basin, 40 km southwest of Benghazi. The well reached a total depth of 15,815 ft (4,820m) and tested a natural flow rate of up to 1,264 bbl/d from the Eocene Dernah Formation. This is OMV's first oil discovery in offshore Libya. Kurt Wagner, OMV General Manager in Libya stated: "I am very pleased with this new discovery - OMV's first offshore discovery in Libya." Block NC202 forms part of a package of exploration blocks including the neighbouring offshore block NC201, NC199 (Cyrenaica), NC200 (Murzuq Basin), NC203 and NC204 (Kufra Basin) which were awarded to Repsol and OMV in June 2003. OMV holds a 14% interest in this package. The other partners are the National Oil Corporation of Libya (65%) and Repsol which acts as operator and holds the remaining 21%. [Zawya] More
تعازي إلى آل حويو

  الأجدابي : تقولات بوبريص     فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : لم يعد يهمني فلسطين وأفغانستان

  محمد الهمالي : دعوة إلى تشكيل حزب ولكن؟؟

  د. الهادي علي بوحمرة : ضرورة المحاكمة الجنائية

عثمان العالم : النقابي "أبو الصادق" رجب عبدالرحمن النيهوم (4)

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : دُفعة أخرى من وثائق خطيرة تـُنشر لأوّل مرّة

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : وثائق : المنهج التعليمي     انجاز مجلس الأمن     رسالة من جاناثان داي

NCLO : Documents : Personal Curriculum     Letter from Jonathan Day     Completion of the NSC

Tuesday, 21 April, 2009: (AFP) - Five Bulgarian nurses and a doctor want millions of euros in compensation from Libya after spending eight years in jail on charges of infecting children with AIDS, their Dutch lawyer said Monday. In a letter to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, the group sought "humanitarian assistance and financial support" after their incarceration and alleged torture over claims they had infected over 400 Libyan children with AIDS. "Aside from the traumas stemming from the wrongful detention itself and the continuous uncertainty of a looming execution,our clients also continue to suffer greatly from the severe torture. [AFP] More
Tuesday, 21 April, 2009: The Libyan Foreign Bank does not plan to further boost its shareholding in Italian banking group UniCredit SpA (BIT:UCG), ADP News reported on 20 April 2009 quoting chairman Mohamed Bait-Elmal. Libyan Foreign Bank acquired 0.56% in UniCredit in 1997 and another 3.67% in 2008 together with the Libyan Investment Authority. According to Bait-Elmal, the Libyan bank intends to increase to 70% its interest in British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB) and hike its capital ten times over the next two or three years to finance expansion projects in Europe and Asia [Trading Markets] More
Tuesday, 21 April, 2009: MINSK, April 20 (BelTA) - Libyan companies have confirmed their interest in importing Belarusian confectionery. Representatives of business circles of Middle East countries are examining the possibility of importing dry milk and baby food mixtures from Belarus. These are the results of the participation of enterprises of the Belarusian food industry concern Belgospischeprom in the 38th Tripoli int'l expo. The expo took place in the Libyan capital on April 2-12, Belgospischeprom representatives told BelTA. [Law.By] More
تعازي إلى آل عريبي وآل المهدي

  فتحي العريبي : الفرق بين الاستماع والاستمتاع بالموسيقي عند الموسيقار الليبي : حسن عريبي

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة المتحدة : دعوة للإعتصام

المسحان : رحيل الفنان القدير حسن عريبي

الرابطة الليبية الأمريكية ـ جنوب كاليفورنيا : دعوة لحضور زردة وانتخابات لجنة تسيير الرابطة

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : حسن عريبي.. رحيل السادن الأبدي للموسيقى الشرقية

Monday, 20 April, 2009: Ministers moved quickly yesterday to dismiss suggestions that they were preparing to transfer the Lockerbie bomber to Libya to serve out the remainder of his sentence. They were reacting to the decision of the Crown Office to write to the families of the victims informing them about the prisoner transfer agreement with Libya, which is due to come into force at the end of this month. That sparked renewed speculation that ministers were preparing to send Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi home because he has terminal cancer. But a spokesman for the First Minister insisted yesterday that no decision would be taken on Megrahi's future until a formal application for his return to Libya had been received. [The Scotsman] More
Monday, 20 April, 2009: Geneva - On April 17, 2009, two days before the historic Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democracy, and the opening of the Durban Review Conference, Dr. Ashraf Ahmed El-Hojouj announced the delivery of the legal complaint he is filing, along with 5 Bulgarian nurses to the UN Human Rights Council. Dr. El Houjouj, and his colleagues were illegally scapegoated and imprisoned for the HIV epidimic that broke out at Bengazi Hospital in 1999. All six medical professionals were brutally tortured, convicted, and sentenced to death so that the Libyan government could shift the blame for their unsafe hospitals onto foreigners. “The United Nations should condemn countries that scapegoat, falsely arrest, and torture vulnerable minorities.” Said Dr. El Hojouj, who addressed Mrs. Najjat Al-Hajjaji, the Libyan chair of the proceedings. [Media for Freedom] More
عبدالله الشبلي : من حكايا التيار الإسلامي (8)     خالد الغول : أسئلة لأب تكرهه أسرته

ناجي الفيتوري : عملاق فى سوق النملة

Ghoma : On Darwin's 200th Anniversary...? (4)

المحمودي : حينما تصبح مقولة (وذن من طين ووذن من عجين) مهربا وملاذا

السلفيوم : "قهاير" عبدالرحيم بوحفحوف     بانوراما ليبيا : الفنان حسن عريبي فى ذمة الله

بي بي سي : اتفاقية قد تسمح بترحيل المقرحي إلى بلاده     فيلادلفيا : كتاب : مدينة درنه .. دراسة حضرية

  فتحي العريبي : بنغازي في شعر محمد المهدي

د. محمد بالروين : من مفهوم الرأي العام (2)     محمد قدري الخوجة : شيوخ وممرضوا آخر الزّمن!!

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : روح بلدك     علي الخليفي : ثارات أبناء العمومة

عبدالونيس محمود الحاسي : العقيد ركن عبد العزيز الشلحي... لماذا فشل في إحباط إنقلاب سبتمبر؟! (5)

Sunday, 19 April, 2009: The first hit of an Arabic city is always unforgettable. The ground is dusty and dry, old Mercedes cars bump across unmade roads while gleaming 4x4s shoot past nearby on newly built motorways. The air is thickly scented; tobacco, coffee, mint and oil, periodically infused with the melancholic tones of the muezzin, calling the faithful to prayer. As I step out of my hotel in Tripoli's ramshackle medina, this air of difference wraps itself around me. I pull my coat a little tighter against the surprisingly cool air and walk down to the harbour, where mammoth tankers lie slumbering in the water, glinting through the dusk. [Guardian] More
Sunday, 19 April, 2009: SPECULATION was mounting last night that the cancer-stricken Lockerbie bomber will shortly be returned to Libya. The Crown Office yesterday confirmed it had written to the families of all 270 victims of the 1989 bombing to spell out how any transfer would take place. Insiders said the move amounted to an acknowledgement that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi will be sent home after a controversial prisoner transfer agreement is ratified at the end of this month. Megrahi, who is suffering from incurable cancer, is currently serving 27 years in Greenock Prison but is awaiting an appeal... [Scotland on Sunday] More
Sunday, 19 April, 2009: A planned Southern University videoconference with Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi ended abruptly Friday because of “technical difficulties” before the controversial revolutionary leader could speak. Southern and American Libya Trade Mission Association representatives said they hope to reschedule and that Gadhafi hopes to visit Baton Rouge personally in September. His visit to Louisiana would be on the tail end of a trip to Washington, D.C. Gadhafi’s nephew, Hemali Ali Gadhafi, said his uncle and Libya seek “friendship and cooperation” with the U.S. and Louisiana. “There’s a natural relationship because of resources,” said Hemali Ali, noting the oil industries in Louisiana and Texas. Hemali Ali is the U.S. director of the American Libya Trade Mission Association. [2 The Advocate] More
Sunday, 19 April, 2009: As at the political, economic and social levels, Libya remains rather focused on ‎integrating the African continent not only by being the initiator of the African Union ‎which is moving ahead to become one of the major blocks in the world but also in ‎terms of cultural aspects such as the promotion of African languages in Libya and the ‎rest of North Africa.‎ The University of Sebha, one of the biggest and oldest universities in Libya, last week ‎on the 15th of April celebrated a Quarter of a Century of teaching African languages ‎at the University. The 25th year commemoration has been organized by the Faculty of Arts, Department ‎of Languages and African Studies.‎ The languages currently taught at the University of Sebha include Swahili, Fulani and ‎Hausa.‎ The celebrations were organized by a joint effort of the University's teaching staff and ‎that of the students of various languages.‎ [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 19 April, 2009: After a lapse of one year, Al-Nasser once again won the National Basketball title, their second since the restructuring of the championship in season 2005/2006. Their final victory over Al-Ahli of Benghazi by 76-59 in the Championship Play-offs was the icing on the cake, as they had already made sure of the title despite losing their only match in the play-offs to outgoing champions Al-Ittihad a day earlier despite losing their only match in the play-offs to outgoing champions Al-Ittihad. The title was most deserved for Al-Nasser, as they have been the most consistent throughout the season having lost only two matches out of the 20 they have played - in the preliminaries and the Play-offs. [Basket In Africa] More
Sunday, 19 April, 2009: Assistant General Manager of NBA side Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri says the D‘Tigers can challenge for honours at the 25th African Championship for Men in Libya. Ujiri said the country had the talents to put up a good show at the tourney which takes place in Tripoli and Bengazhi from August 5 to 15. The ex-international said,”We have always had the talent. We have players playing all over the world. They are in colleges,the NBA,high schools or playing professionally in Europe or elsewhere. The right players will be chosen and we will go through the necessary preparation that will give us a chance to win in Libya.” Ujiri, a member of the basketball task force said the decision would bring better fortunes to the game... [PunchNG] More
تعازي إلى آل الجنزوري

محمد عبدالله سيف النصر : أيها السفيه : تأدب مع سمو الأمير

مجاهد البوسيفي : حرب صدام حسين وتابعه الصحاف

الساطور : العفو الدولية تحتفل بعيد ميلاد المناضل فتحي الجهمي

زعيمة بنت الوطن : صورة الإنسان الليبي من خلال قناة الجماهيرية (2)

Saturday, 18 April, 2009: Libya's National Oil Co. has reported two oil and natural gas discoveries—one with partner Sonatrach in the Ghadames basin and the other with partners Repsol YPF SA and OMV AG in the Sirte basin. NOC said Algeria's state-owned Sonatrach made the first discovery on Block 65 in the Ghadames basin with the wildcat A1-65/02 well. The well, drilled to 9,033 ft TD about 230 km south of Tripoli, encountered both oil and gas in the Mamouniyat formation at intervals of 8,532 and 8,560 ft. Testing of the wildcat showed oil of 48.8° gravity flowing at 1,344 b/d and gas flowing at 1.88 MMcfd through a 28/64-in. choke, NOC said. [OGJ] More
Saturday, 18 April, 2009: The family and colleagues of murdered police constable Yvonne Fletcher have marked the 25th anniversary of her death in a central London service. Pc Fletcher, 25, was shot while policing a protest outside the Libyan embassy in London on 17 April 1984. No arrests have been made in connection with her killing, which sparked an 11-day siege at the embassy. Met Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson said: "We will [not cease trying] to identify those responsible." Pc Fletcher's parents, Tim and Queenie, Sir Paul, Assistant Commissioner John Yates and Police Memorial Trust founder Michael Winner laid flowers at the officer's memorial before attending a service at St James's Church in Piccadilly. [BBC] More
Saturday, 18 April, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi on Wednesday called for a speeding up of his controversial plan for the formation of an African government. "We cannot create the United States of Africa without a mechanism which works every day to reach this goal," he said at a opening of a two-day meeting of the African Union executive committee in Tripoli. "We should end the existing chaos and disorder, create a single union authority and get rid of all the rest," he said. "There is no problem facing us... We can easily launch a historic project," Kadhafi told the meeting, which, according to its agenda, will discuss how to transform the AU commission into a union authority. [AFP] More
Saturday, 18 April, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, APRIL 15 - Trade between Tunisia and Libya in 2008 showed a 38.7% increase, rising to a total exchange value of 1.66 billion dollars. Tunisia exports mostly fats, vegetable oils, food products (pasta and other goods) and flour. It mostly imports oil, bituminous matters, oil gas and other gassy hydrocarbons, laminated products and chloride polymers. [ANSAmed] More
بانوراما ليبيا : الأستاذ عبدالله منصور مديراً لجهاز الأمن الداخلي والعميد صالح رجب مديراً للشئون الأمنية

عثمان العالم : النقابي "أبو الصادق" رجب عبدالرحمن النيهوم (3)

المسحان : رحيل الشاعر والإذاعي القدير محمد المهدي

اذاعة هولندا : العفو الدولية تحتفل بعيد ميلاد سجين ليبي

فتحي العريبي : مراسم جنازة دفن الشاعر محمد المهدي

سليم الرقعي : ملف قضية "البني آدم السخيف"!؟

ميدل ايست اونلاين : ليبيا تودّع الشاعر محمد المهدي

الجمعية المتحدة للمهاجرين الليبيين : الإحتفال بعيد الربيع الأمازيغي

زعيمة بنت الوطن : صورة الإنسان الليبي من خلال قناة الجماهيرية (1)

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : انطباعاتي عن أمريكا : 3. بعض مظاهر الحياة الأمريكية

أسعد العقيلي : بلاغات بدون رصيد     ليلى الهوني : جريمة حرب تشاد

Friday, 17 April, 2009: BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Southern University is hosting a videoconference with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The university said Thursday that the event will include a discussion of social, education and health issues. A public meeting is planned for Friday, and follows similar conferences at Georgetown and Columbia universities. Gadhafi was once ostracized by the West for sponsoring terrorism. But in recent years, he has been trying to increase Libya's global stature. [AP] More
Friday, 17 April, 2009: RABAT, Morocco – Pressure on Libya to stem a wave of illegal migration from its shores may come to little as the North African country has become a magnet for poor Africans stopping off on their way to Europe. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says up to 1.5 million irregular migrants are working in Libya, where service industries are growing and building sites springing up as the country emerges from years of sanctions. Many of them see Libya as a temporary home where they can save up for onward passage by boat to Europe in the hope of bigger wages that can lift their families out of poverty. [Reuters] More
Friday, 17 April, 2009: The Peoples’ General Committee in Libya agreed upon the creation of funds intended to collect aid and financial contributions necessary to subsidize various programs in the social and humanitarian fields in the country. According to the decree which institutes them, these funds, which depend on the Peoples’ General Committee, have a legal entity and a financial autonomy.They will be responsible for collecting charitable contributions from various institutions, organizations and companies operating in Libya. [Alarab Online More
Friday, 17 April, 2009: Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando said yesterday the Libyans could be using illegal immigration to put pressure on the Maltese authorities to limit the island's territorial waters. He argued that if Malta reduced its "enormous" search and rescue zone, Libya could then leverage a reduction of the territorial waters, which, in turn, would mean that Tripoli would be able to use the area to drill for oil. "At the moment we are hypothesizing, although certain facts are being handed to me... Libya will definitely gain from this because it depends almost completely on oil and our waters have enormous potential for oil,"he said.[Times of Malta]More
Friday, 17 April, 2009: (M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) -www.companiesandmarkets.com adds new report: Libya Defence and Security Report Q1 2009 The three months to the end of December 2008 brought a number of issues relevant to the Libyan defence industry to the fore. One is Libya's current membership of the UN Security Council, which should allow it to play a leading role among Arab and African states in diplomatic efforts to block the arrest and trial of Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir. The Int'l Criminal Court (ICC)'s chief prosecutor,Luis Moreno-Ocampo,has called on judges to issue a warrant for the arrest of al-Bashir.[TMC] More
Friday, 17 April, 2009: GENEVA - The UN's idea of an anti-racism conference entered the final stretch yesterday with the planning committee deciding Iran ought to preside as a vice-chair, Libya will serve as the chair of the "Main Committee" running the conference and that Cuba will be the "rapporteur." All three human rights paragons will assume their new duties on the first day of "Durban II" set for Monday, April 20. Although the flowers are blooming by Lake Geneva, these Durban II preparations are best described as a massive snow job. The UN had set aside three days to hammer out a final document to be adopted formally at the conference itself. But Chairwoman Najat Al-Hajjaji of Libya adjourned the meeting half an hour after it began - despite the fact that half of the 142-paragraph draft manifesto has not yet been agreed upon. Al-Hajjaji is the front for the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Her not-so-hidden agenda is shared by the secretary general. [NYDN] More
تعازي إلى آل فرحات     تعازي إلى آل الترهوني والأهلي     تعازي إلى آل بربه

المؤتمر الليبي للأمازيغية : "آس انغ"، يوم الامازيغية في ليبيا

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : بيان في يوم الأمازيغية

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (13)

عثمان العالم : النقابي "أبو الصادق" رجب عبدالرحمن النيهوم (2)

عبدالونيس محمود الحاسي : العقيد ركن عبد العزيز الشلحي... لماذا فشل في إحباط إنقلاب سبتمبر؟! (4)

Thursday, 16 April, 2009: Libyan leader and current African Union chairman Muammar Gaddafi has spelled out his plans to create a United States of Africa. At an AU Executive Council session in Tripoli, he called on the continent to speed up the integration process. His vision of a pan-African government was at the heart of disputes at February's AU summit in Ethiopia. He said an African Union Authority would replace all other organs and be run by three co-ordinators. The BBC's Rana Jawad in Tripoli says the establishment of an AU Authority is meant to be the starting point for the envisioned United States of Africa. [BBC] More
Thursday, 16 April, 2009: A Libyan man was remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to trafficking in heroin and possessing the drug in circumstances denoting it was not for his exclusive use. Fathi Ebrahim Milad Ebrahim, 33, who resides in Bugibba, St Paul’s Bay, pleaded not guilty before magistrate Giovanni Grixti also to possessing cannabis in circumstances denoting it was not for his exclusive use as well as relapsing. The man was apprehended by the Anti-drugs police on Sunday afternoon carrying some 30 grammes of heroin in his car. A search at his apartment yielded some 250 grammes of cannabis resin, hidden in the kitchen. [Independent] More
فتحي العريبي : محمد المهدي.. حينما صورته العشرون

صقر بلال : من عـبقريات المُلهم     موسى عبدالكريم : خطاب القذافي.. بين التزييف والتخريف

Wednesday, 15 April, 2009: TRIPOLI, Libya, April 14 (UPI) -- A high-ranking delegation from Russian gas giant Gazprom arrived Tuesday in Libya to discuss cooperation in the oil and gas sector. Gazprom chief Alexei Miller led the delegation to visit with Libya's National Oil Corp. Chairman Shukri Mohamed Ghanem as part of an effort to expand the gas giant's market base, the company said in a news release. Gazprom is working in Libya and North Africa to explore offshore blocks in the Mediterranean and onshore areas south of Tripoli. [UPI] More
Wednesday, 15 April, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, APRIL 14 - Al Rahila, the second biggest Libyan chain of petrol stations after OilLibya, has announced an interest in entering the Tunisian market based on a 5-year expansion plan. The plan includes two possibilities: an agreement with a Tunisian strategic partner which already owns a network of petrol stations, or the creation of a new network. OilLibya has been present in Tunisia for some time, through the acquisition of a network of service stations. African Manager reports that Amer Miled Abou Saâda, Al Rahila planning director, confirmed the company's interest in Tunisia. [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 15 April, 2009: LONDON [MENL] -- France and Libya have concluded talks for the Rafalefighter-jet. Industry sources said Paris and Tripoli have agreed on the outline of acontract for the sale of up to 14 Rafale aircraft to Libya. The sources saidthe draft contract has been submitted to Libyan leader Moammar Khaddafy. "The details have been resolved," an industry source said. "It's now upto Khaddafy." The sources said the Rafales were offered to Libya for nearly $2 billion. They said this would include training, infrastructure andmaintenance of the aircraft, manufactured by Dassault Aviation. [MENewsline] More
تعازي إلى آل ياسين والشيباني     تعازي إلى آل الجبو

أ ف ب : سيف الاسلام القذافي يشارك الرهبان والراهبات في ليبيا الاحتفال بعيد الفصح

ولد الهضبة : جماعة التجمع الإسلامي الليبي والنظام .. مغازلة أم حوار؟     الساطور : زمان الذل ..

سليمان الشجاع : مع الأستاذ فوزي عبدالحميد : قضايا ومواقف

عثمان العالم : النقابي "أبو الصادق" رجب عبدالرحمن النيهوم (1)

عيسى عبدالقيوم : بعيداً عن.. "عدتم وعدنا"

د. محمد بالروين : من مفهوم الرأي العام (1)

Tuesday, 14 April, 2009: April 13 (Bloomberg) -- Sonatrach, Algeria’s state energy company, said it found oil at a well in Libya. Test production from the well, called A1-65/02 in the region of Ghadames, 230 kilometers (143 miles) south of Tripoli, delivered 1,344 barrels a day of crude and 1.88 million cubic feet of natural gas a day, the Algiers-based company said in a statement on its Web site today. “It is the first discovery made in bloc 65,” a region where Sonatrach won exploration rights at a tender by the Libyan government in March 2005,the company said.Libya’s state-run National Oil Corp. is a partner with Sonatrach in the venture... [Bloomberg] More
Tuesday, 14 April, 2009: An 41-year-old Israeli tourist was was stabbed and wounded by a Libyan worker at Sinai's Nuweiba resort early yesterday morning. Local police said the attack was criminally, not politically, motivated. South Sinai Governor Mohammed Hani Matwali told the Associated Press that the tourist, a resident of Tel Aviv, was taken to Eilat's Yoseftal Hospital. The attacker escaped but dropped his passport in the hut. Advertisement "The man was sleeping in a beach hut with his wife, when he woke up to find another man wandering about the hut," Chief Superintendent Eitan Gadasi of the Eilat district police said. [Haaretz] More
Tuesday, 14 April, 2009: MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank Gulf Finance House (GFH) GFHB.BH is seeking $600 million for energy projects in Libya and Kazakhstan this year, a company executive said on Monday. The investment bank was unlikely to raise more than a total of $1 billion in funds in 2009, compared with $1.8 billion raised in the previous year, Nabeel Kazerooni, head of private equity, told the Reuters Islamic Banking and Finance Summit in Bahrain. "In total for GFH last year we raised $1.8 billion. This year we are already in the market for $600 million, maybe - if we are lucky - this year (it will be) less than $1 billion,"he said. Of the $600 mln sought,half was intended for GFH's Energy City Libya project. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 14 April, 2009: MANILA, Philippines -- An alliance of migrant Filipino workers' groups have called for an investigation into companies and government officials allegedly involved in the abduction and forced termination of Filipino workers in Libya. Migrante International said they received reports that construction company CIFEX World Construction Firm held hostage two groups of overseas Filipino workers in its employ and forced them to sign termination papers. Migrante International chairman Gerry Martinez said. The last incident happened on April 6, when 11 OFWs working for CIFEX were locked up inside their room and directed to sign an “affidavit of desistance” by recruitment agencies Sharikat al-Saedi Int'l Manpower Inc... [Global Nation] More
Tuesday, 14 April, 2009: ISLAMABAD, Apr 13 (APP): The government has appointed Jamil Ahmed Khan as ambassador of Pakistan to Libya. He presently has been serving as Ambassador‑at‑Large since Sept. 17, 2008. He has worked as security Advisor to UN in Botswana from April 26 to Sept. 15, 2008, in Somalia and Nairobi, Kenya from January 12, 2007 to April 26, 2008 and security advisor for Yemen and Oman from June 3, 2003 to January 12, 2007. He was advisor for Ocussi Enclave, UNMISET, East Timor from May 3 to May 31,2003.He worked as Civil Affairs Officer and head ,ETTA Civil Security,Dili/UNTAET,East Timor. [APP] More
Tuesday, 14 April, 2009: Police have arrested a Libyan national following the seizure of around 30 grams of heroin and 250 grams of cannabis on Sunday.Following a tipoff, Anti-Drug Police Squad stopped the 33-year-old Libyan who was in his car. The Libyan was found in possession of 30 grams of heroin. Upon searching the Libyan’s apartment in Bugibba, police found 250 grams of cannabis hidden in his kitchen. Magistrate Silvio Meli was informed with the case and is leading an inquiry. The Libyan will be arraigned in court for trafficking and possession of drugs on Tuesday. [Di-Ve] More
تعازي إلى آل الأمير     تعازي إلى آل الزلاوي

حسين ارحومة : في جنب الكوشه

ليبي : المدار الجديد فساد جديد     رفيق : الحجاب والنقاب : شرّ البليّة ما يضحك!!

د. مصطفى عبدالله : الصادق النيهوم.. فيلسوف من بلادي

جلال الوحيشى : آخر أوراق أفراخ وفرخات المعارضة الليبية!؟

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : شهداء أبوسليم يبحثون عن قبور

Monday, 13 April, 2009: Libya has picked a successor to Moussa Koussa as head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, six weeks after Koussa took over as foreign minister. Libya experts had wondered whether Libyan leader Gaddafi would let Koussa keep his position as spymaster alongside his job as foreign minister,or would trim his influence by distancing him from the intelligence agencies. The new spy chief is Abu Zaid Omar Dourdaa, a former deputy prime minister and a staunch Gaddafi supporter, officials said. The Foreign Intelligence Service has been one of Gaddafi's main tools for spreading his influence in Africa and beyond. It was prominent in combating dissidents based abroad and in a confrontation with the West that lasted almost 3 decades. [Reuters] More
Monday, 13 April, 2009: In Part III of the new Daily Monitor ‘The fall of Idi Amin’ series, Timothy Kalyegira discusses the blunders made by the Libyan force sent to support Amin against the invading Tanzanian troops, and Amin’s last remarks, before fleeing into exile, after being overthrown by a combined force of the Tanzanian army and some armed Uganda groups exiled in Kenya and Tanzania during the 1970s. From the evidence we have seen so far in this series, it is clear that neither the Ugandan government nor the Tanzanian government wished or planned to go to war in late 1978. A Ugandan guerrilla group based in Kagera in northwest Tanzania undertook acts of sabotage and provocation in order to trigger off an attack either by Tanzania or Uganda. It is also clear that the Tanzanian army in Uganda, which had been given clear instructions by their overall commander, Major-General David Msuguri, not to destroy any infrastructure in Uganda. [Monitor] More
ميدل ايست اونلاين : ليبيا تستذكر الصادق النيهوم     قورينا : الصحفي‮ ‬الشهيد     أويا : سلام قدري ..‮

المحمودي : الرد على الأسئلة السنوسية

فتحي العريبي : الحيوانات.. الحيوانات : 1. رئيس الوزراء - فخامة الكلب

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : أمبراطورية عبدالناصر للكذب والعدوان

سليمان الشجاع : إكتشافات علمية سلفية ميّة في الميّة

عبدالونيس محمود الحاسي : العقيد ركن عبد العزيز الشلحي... لماذا فشل في إحباط إنقلاب سبتمبر؟! (3)

علي زيو : ذكريات ابريل الحزينه (2)     رمضان جربوع : نحن والآخر؟

Sunday, 12 April, 2009: Libyan government and the business sector want Sri Lankan companies to set up educational institutions in ICT, English and hotel management. In addition new employment opportunities have been created subsequent to the visit by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Libya who became the first ever Sri Lankan head of state to receive state honours. President of the Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kosala Wickramanayake who led a Sri Lanka business delegation and returned to the county yesterday said that the visit was highly successful. He said that the Libyan private sector is very young and they want to interact with the Sri Lankan counterparts. He said that Libyan government wants Sri Lankans to come to Libya and establish private schools to train students in English,information technology..[Sunday Observer]More
Sunday, 12 April, 2009: Al-Nasr has won Libya's 2008-2009 basketball championship. Al Nasr finished the season with a total of 38 points from 18 wins and two losses, followed by Al Ittihad, while the third place went to Al Ahli of Benghazi. The winners were presented with their trophy by Mohamed Muammar Kadhafi. Al Hilal won the fair play trophy; Abdelhalim Kaoun of Al Nasr was voted best player of the season and Al Ahli's Khaled Al Idrissi finished the top scorer with 127 baskets. Ahmed Saad Dhib of Al Ahli Benghazi won best basket of the season, while the best director award went to Taoufik Fellagh of Al Hilal. [Afrique Jet] More
Sunday, 12 April, 2009: Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremic said following talks with Libyan leader Muammar-al-Ghaddafi that Libya does not recognise Kosovo and does not intend to change its stance on the issue. I had the opportunity to talk to top Libyan officials, the Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister and the Minister for the African Union as well as with Ghaddafi and we discussed the Kosovo issue and bilateral relations, said Jeremic. He said that Libya’s position concerning Kosovo has not changed and Libya will continue to fully support Serbia. This is extremely important for us bearing in mind Libya’s position in the orgnisations to which it belongs, primarily the African Union, and Libya is also very influential in the Arab world.[Emportal]More
Sunday, 12 April, 2009: NAIROBI, Kenya - An American skipper in the hands of seafaring rogues. Some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes under attack. Tough men from a messy patch of Africa eluding and harassing the world’s greatest powers. Sound familiar? Well, it’s not last week’s drama on the high seas we’re talking about, when Somali pirates attacked an American freighter in the Indian Ocean and took its captain hostage, then made off with him in a lifeboat. We’re talking about the Barbary Wars, about 200 years ago, when pirates from the Barbary Coast (today’s Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya) hijacked European ships with impunity and ransomed back the crews. “When I first read about the Somali pirates, I almost did a double take and turned to my wife at the breakfast table and said, ‘This is déjà vu,’ ” recalled Frank Lambert. [New York Times] More
Sunday, 12 April, 2009: The newspaper reported, among others: “Following unprecedented chaos followed by a coup like change of government in Madagascar, which was to host the summit, a decision was made to consider other options to host the annual event. Mauritius, Libya and Ethiopia have offered to host the summit in place of Madagascar, but the ambassador said Libya cannot be an option as, he said, Libya made the offer a day before Madagascar was officially suspended from the Pan African body. “The delegation of Mauritius to the African Union does not consider the offer of Libya to host the Assembly as legally valid, " Ambassador Premduth Doongoor told a press conference at his embassy in Adis Abeba. "The Note Verbal by which Libya made its offer is dated 19th March 2009,” he said, adding, Madagascar was only suspended on Friday 20th March, and had before this date never withdrawn its offer to host the Assembly. [DefiMedia] More
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وليد : أنور السادات يحلـّل الموقف المصري الروسي ويسخر من القذافي

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان صحفي عن إمعان القذافي في مسلك التدمير والإجرام

مهدي التمامي : أهل المبدع     محمد قدري الخوجة : وتتوالى تحيات الحبّ والتّقدير

مواقع ليبية جديدة   :   اللجنة البارألمبية الليبية     الاولمبياد الخاص الليبي

Saturday, 11 April, 2009: Libya is ratcheting up its diplomatic quarrel with Switzerland over the arrest last July of one of the sons of Libyan leader, Muammar Gadhafi. Libya is suing the Geneva authorities for more than $400,000 for false arrest. This is just the latest in a long list of retaliatory measures being taken by Libyan leader, Muammar Gadhafi against Switzerland. The colonel has neither forgotten nor forgiven the government of this small Alpine state for having arrested his son, Hannibal and his pregnant wife Aline in Geneva last summer. In the latest twist in this ongoing saga, Hannibal, his wife and the Libyan state have filed a civil lawsuit against the authorities. They allege the police used disproportionate force when they arrested Hannibal and his wife on charges of mistreating two domestic servants. [VOA] More
Saturday, 11 April, 2009: Following decades of conflict, Libya and the United States took major steps to improve their bilateral relationship in the closing months of the Bush administration. In Sept. 2008, Condoleezza Rice visited Libya, the first secretary of State to do so since John Foster Dulles in 1953. In November, two weeks after Libya contributed $1.5 billion to a newly created Humanitarian Settlement Fund intended to resolve outstanding lawsuits by American victims of Libyan terrorism, President George W. Bush telephoned the Libyan leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi, and voiced his satisfaction with the settlement. In December 2008, Gene A. Cretz took up his position as U.S. ambassador to Libya, the first since 1972. [The Epoch Times] More
د. مصطفى عبدالله : التدليس على الليبيين مازال قائما!

التضامن : السماح بزيارة الدكتور محمد بوسدرة

د. فيصل الزليطني : الجماعة الاسلامية (ليبيا).. إلى أين؟

مخيّم "أمل" 2009     Amal Camp 2009

تامزغا : "وين راقدة" : شاعر الجبل / امحمد ساسي قرادة

ناجي الفيتوري : أشياء لا تشترى

المكتب الاعلامي باللجنة البارالمبية الليبية : حفل تكريم الإعلاميين وانطلاق المواقع..

فرج بوالعشة : الإمبريالية والتلفيق الثقافي..!

Friday, 10 April, 2009: Geneva, April 9 (Reuters) - Libya is suing the Geneva authorities for more than 500,000 Swiss francs ($435,500) following the arrest of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son last July in an assault case, their lawyer said on Thursday. The lawsuit alleges police used disproportionate means when arresting Hannibal Gaddafi, now 32, and his pregnant wife Aline on charges of mistreating two domestic employees. Some 20 armed police forced open their luxury hotel suite after being alerted to repeated altercations. The couple had come to the Swiss city to give birth to their second child. "We are seeking a finding by the court that the police action was disproportionate. Under Swiss law, disproportionate action by a state is illegal and it opens the way for a claim for damages," Charles Poncet,who represents Libya and the Gaddafis,told Reuters. [Reuters] More
Friday, 10 April, 2009: Strengthening economic and trade ties between Libya and Sri Lanka featured prominently in bilateral talks between Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Libyan Head of State Colonel Muammar Gaddafi at the special venue for meetings with distinguished visitors at Sheri, Libya yesterday. President Rajapaksa who is the first Sri Lankan Head of State to visit Libya apprised the Libyan leader of steps being taken to free the people of Sri Lanka from terrorism, and ensure the provision of humanitarian needs of the people of the North of Sri Lanka. The Libyan leader was appreciative of the success and experience of Sri Lanka in defeating the world’s most ruthless terrorist organization,which he considered an example.[Daily News]More
Friday, 10 April, 2009: Tripoli, Libya - In Ahmad Shegefi's jewelry store, the television was tuned to Al-Jazeera replaying footage of the moment during a recent Arab League summit when Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi interrupted proceedings to insult Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah. "Really, if he was a child, he would have acted no different than in his supposed maturity," Mr. Shegefi said. "Quite frankly, his behavior is embarrassing for me as a Libyan." Col. Gadhafi, whose antics on the regional and world stage have become almost commonplace, denounced King Abdullah as "a product of England and protected by the United States" before storming out of the hall. Six hours later, Al-Jazeera carried footage of the two leaders making up. [Washington Times] More
Friday, 10 April, 2009: Tripoli - Repsol has discovered oil with the A1-NC202 new field wildcat well in the Sirte Basin off the coast of Libya. The well is located just over nine miles (15 km) west from the coast and 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Benghazi City, Libya. The well drilled to a total depth of about 15,815 feet (4,820 m) in a water depth of about 164 feet (50 m) using Premium Drilling jackup COSLForce. The initial production testing established a flow of 1,264 b/d of 26-degree API oil and 580,000 cf/d of natural gas through a half-inch choke. The Dernah formation was tested at an interval between 4,484 feet (1,367 m) and 4,442 feet [Energy Current] More
Friday, 10 April, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Milan, April 8 - Farhat Omar Bengdara, the Governor of the Libyan Central Bank, is one of the candidates for Unicredit's board of directors, and would represent Libyan shareholders. The news was revealed in the list of names made public ahead of the scheduled re-shuffle of the Unicredit executive. The list was presented by the CariVerona, CRT and Carimonte Foundations. Other candidates include Luigi Castelletti, who would replace the current vice-president, Gianfranco Gutty (Cariverona), and Giovanni Belluzzi, who would take the place held by the vice-president Franco Bellei (Carimonte Holding). [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 10 April, 2009: Niamey, Niger (AP) - A Niger government minister says Tuareg rebels have agreed to lay down their arms and join a peace process in the desert West African nation. Interior Minister Albade Abouba said on state television Thursday that the Niger Movement for Justice had decided to end their struggle after Libyan mediation. Rebel officials weren't available for confirmation. The rebel group launched an uprising in 2007, saying the government had reneged on promises of greater rights for the Tuareg minority, a key element of a 1995 peace accord that ended a previous rebellion. Niger government forces and rebels clash sporadically in the north of the landlocked African country, despite attempts at cease-fires. [Courant] More
فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : أولاده في القصور والليبيون في القبور!

HRW-2006 : Libya : A Threat To Society?

منصف عبدالرحمن : وقفات مع مقالات المحمودى (1)

علي الخليفي : في انتظار فرج بن غودو

عبدالله 87 : قصيدة شعبية : احنا دونك يا ليبيا ديمه

Thursday, 9 April, 2009: (Reuters) - Libya's central bank governor Farhat Omar Bin Guidara has been put forward for a seat on UniCredit's (CRDI.MI) board by key shareholders, a list on the bank's website shows. Libya has bought a 4.6 percent stake in UniCredit, Italy's second-biggest bank. It came to UniCredit's rescue earlier this year by helping plug a shortfall in capital raising efforts left when the CariVerona foundation decided not to take up its share. Now, CariVerona has backed a single list of candidates for the board. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 9 April, 2009: Gaddafi couple to sue Geneva authorities Libya is turning the pressure up on Switzerland again, in the wake of last summer's arrest of one of the sons of its leader, Moammar Gaddafi. "Hannibal" Gaddafi and his wife, along with the Libyan state, filed a civil lawsuit against the Geneva authorities in a Geneva court on Wednesday. They are claiming damages for the "disproportionate" way in which they were treated by the Geneva police who detained them in their hotel in July, after receiving complaints that they had seriously mistreated two of their servants. The couple were released on bail after two days. [Swiss Info] More
Thursday, 9 April, 2009: Singapore and Libya signed two agreements to foster trade and protect investments, signifying the growing economic relations between the two countries, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said in a statement on Thursday. The Investment Guarantee Agreement (IGA) and the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income (DTC) were signed on Wednesday in Tripoli by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education, Mr S Iswaran and Dr Mohammed Ali Al Huwayeg, Secretary of the Libyan GPC for Industry. [Straits Times] More
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عمر الهوني : لقطات من اعتصام لندن في ذكرى السابع من ابريل

موسى عبدالكريم : الذكرى الخامسه لرحيل الحاج يوسف محمد زيو

د. فتحي الفاضلي : من ضحايا الارهاب : المحامي محمود نافع

عبدالونيس محمود الحاسي : العقيد ركن عبد العزيز الشلحي... لماذا فشل في إحباط إنقلاب سبتمبر؟! (2)

منظمة الأمل لحقوق الانسان في ليبيا : بيان بمناسبة ذكرى السابع من ابريل

Wednesday, 8 April, 2009: Sirte, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Tuesday called Barack Obama a "flicker of hope in the middle of the imperialist darkness," but said he feared the president could be assassinated. Gaddafi, known for his controversial statements, did not say who might want to kill Obama but gave the examples of the assassinations of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, as well as black rights leader Martin Luther King. "I fear that they could liquidate this young man or force him to submit to their imperialist policies," Gaddafi told a university gathering of his supporters in Sirte. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 8 April, 2009: Brussels (AFP) - The European Union urged Libya Tuesday to boost cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration but the price Tripoli is asking is too high, EU Justice Commissioner Jacques Barrot said. "Libya is asking for funding and logistical means for the surveillance of its southern border," he told AFP, after talks in Brussels with Libyan EU Ambassador Al Hadi Hadeiba. "But meeting these demands is very difficult. It's not certain that African countries would accept that a fund for problems linked to immigration be filled from the European development fund," he said. Libya is a major transit point... [AFP] More
Wednesday, 8 April, 2009: The Sri Lanka - Libya development cooperation commenced with the establishment of LAN LIB company exactly three decades ago to promote peace and Human Rights in Sri Lanka. The two countries can see new vistas and areas where tremendous advantages and gains can accrue to both countries. Sri Lanka and Libya relations have stood the test of time and has gone to the extent of exploring the employment market in the construction, hospitality, trade and investment sectors in Libya. The relations between the two countries will be enhanced with President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s official visit today. [Daily News] More
Wednesday, 8 April, 2009: Reports that China National Petroleum Corp. is looking to buy assets in Libya and Syria from Petro-Canada, which is in the process of being taken over by Suncor Energy Inc., were widely circulated this week. The South China Morning Post reported Monday that CNCP, parent of Petro-China, has approached Petro-Canada and Suncor regarding the purchase of the assets. That story cited the US$5-billion figure. National Bank Financial thinks the number "off the mark." [National Post] More
Wednesday, 8 April, 2009: Benghazi - Libyan Stock market closed Monday’s session down, recording a drop of 0.77 point, or 0.1%, compared to the previous day, closing at 770.61 points. The value of the transactions is put at 64,000 Libyan dinars, focusing on the trade of 4,516 shares. Transactions focused on the shares of Al-Wihda Bank, Al-Saraï Trade and Investment Bank and those of the Libyan market's brokerage company. The shares of Al-Saraï Trade and Investment Bank dropped by 1.38% to trade at 7.86 dinars.[Afrique en ligne]More
Wednesday, 8 April, 2009: About 140 Nigerians have been deported from Libya because of immigration offences, airport officials said today. The deportees were flown into Lagos airport on Monday in a chartered flight, accused of being in the north African country without valid residence and work permits, they said. Hundreds of Nigerians use north Africa as a transit route to Europe and America. [Times Of Malta] More
( ليبيا يا نغماً في خاطري ) غناء : محمد نجم

المسحان : السابع من أبريل ...     ليبيا الغد : صوت ليبيا... ذكرى وموعد!

في ذكرى "7 ابريل" : رسالة صوتية من سجن الجديّدة ـ 1976م

من وثائق "7 أبريل"     ملامح من تاريخ الحركة الطلابية الليبية

من شهادات "7 أبريل"     يوم السابع من أبريل ـ قصيدة شعبية

الإجدابي : حارس الرعد     محمد بن احميدة : متابعة تورط مصطفى الزائدي في قضية التعذيب

سليم الرقعي : حكاية غريبة في ظلال مذبحة بوسليم الرهيبه!؟

Tuesday, 7 April, 2009: MANILA, Philippines - Two Manila-based recruitment agencies have been recommended for blacklisting and suspension for allegedly pulling a switch on the contracts of 300 overseas Filipino workers they sent to Libya last year. Philippine labor attaché to Libya Nasser Mustafa recommended the blacklisting of Sharikat al-Saedi International Manpower Inc. and Aqua-gem Manpower Corp. to Labor Secretary Marianito Roque. Roque chairs the governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). “Libyan employers prefer to hire Filipino workers but if violations like this go unpunished, it would discourage OFWs from going to Libya. So I recommended that we stop the deployment of OFWs through these two agencies,” Mustafa told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a phone interview. [Global Nation] More
Tuesday, 7 April, 2009: Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, but Syria is taking fellow-Arab nation Libya to court over alleged jamming of Syria’s satellite signals. Nilesat’s Salah Hamza, without naming any parties involved has diplomatically confirmed that there have been some instances of satellite interference lately. However, it seems Eutelsat may be in the firing line because of its carriage of the Syrian signals. BBC Monitoring is reporting that a senior source at Syria’s Zannubya Satellite Channel, which is said to be “a close affiliate” of former Syrian Vice President Abd-al-Halim Khaddam, has revealed plans to file a lawsuit in French and European courts against the Libyan Government for jamming the channel's transmissions. [Rapid TV News] More
Tuesday, 7 April, 2009: Bamako, Mali - Libya has donated an equipment, worth 700 millions CFAF, for the promotion of livestock, to Mali, an official source told PANA Monday. The donation included 80 million vaccine doses against contagious bovine pleurop neumonia, 16 motorcycles, eight refrigerators, bottles of Oxytetracycline, among other items. It represents the second part of Libya's material support for Mali's annual live stock vaccination campaign for the 2008-2009 period. The first batch of the equipment was given in late 2008 during the visit of a Libyan government delegation to Mali. [Afrique en Ligne] More
Tuesday, 7 April, 2009: Tripoli, Libya - A round table on landmines was organised on Saturday in Tripoli by the Libyan Anti-Landmine Association, which comes under the Kadhaffi Foundation for Development (FKD), on the occasion of the World Anti-Landmine Day. It was on the theme "Promotion of the mine clearance project in Libya". In a speech delivered by Coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tripoli, Brian Gleeson,he highlighted the negative effects of landmines on development in Libya.[Afrique en Ligne] More
Tuesday, 7 April, 2009: President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to leave for Libya tomorrow on an official visit after an invitation was extended to him by the Libyan government last year, government sources said. The visit will strengthen bilateral and friendly relationship between the two countries. This is the first visit President Rajapaksa will be undertaking to Libya during his tenure as President. “President Rajapaksa has assured the Libyan President he will do everything possible to maintain the friendship between Libya and Sri Lanka. His visit and discussions with the Libyan President and government will indeed strengthen this. [Daily Mirror] More
فتحي العريبي : ظل راجل ولا ظل حيطة

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : أنا طبيب يا حمار

المؤتمر الليبي للأمازيغية : إدارة المؤتمر تستقبل سمو السيد الأمير الحسن السنوسي

المحمودي : وقفات مع (سعيد العريبي) الكاتب بموقع المنارة (3)

الوفاء : ملحمة الوفاء : رثاء لشهداء بوسليم : قصيدة "بلادي إن قضيت فسامحيني"

عيسى عبدالقيوم : أسجل بأنني خارج التغطية

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : انطباعاتي عن أمريكا : 2. بعض مظاهر الحياة الأمريكية

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (14)

Monday, 6 April, 2009: In a bid to promote human and sustainable development, Libya - the second largest oil producer in Africa - is working to reform its higher education and scientific research systems through a US$9 billion five-year national strategic plan and international cooperation - especially since its positive re-engagement with the international community following renunciation of weapons of mass destruction. "The main aim of Libya's higher education strategy is to set up a knowledge-based Libyan society and promote science-based industrial development," Gibril Eljrushi, Dean of the engineering faculty at the 7 October University in Misurata, told University World News. Among the strategy's numerous projects are the establishment of a National Authority for Scientific Research (NASR) and a Centre for Quality Assurance and Accreditation (CQAA), Eljrushi added. [University World News] More
Monday, 6 April, 2009: Tripoli, Libya - The Secretary of the Libyan General People's Committee for Industry, Economy and Trade, Mohamed Hawej, on Friday held talks in Tripoli with the Moroccan minister of external trade, Abdellatif Maazouz, to promote trade between the two countries. The two parties agreed during the meeting on the establishment of a maritime line between them, promotion of investments and facilitation of exchanges of commercial products and services. The Moroccan minister on Thursday reviewed cooperation with the Secretary of the Libyan General Tourism and Handicrafts Board. [Afrique en Ligne] More
Monday, 6 April, 2009: Tripoli, Libya - The Libyan revolutionary leader and current chairman of the African Union (AU) on Friday held talks in Tripoli with Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré on promoting security and peace in the Community for Sahelo-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) and the continent was a whole. The two leaders also mentioned the process to set up the Federal Authority of the AU and monitored on-going preparations to hold the continental organization's next summit, according to one Libyan official source. President Touré expressed his thanks and respects for the sustained efforts made by Colonel Gaddafi for the peace and stability institution in northern Mali. [Afrique en Ligne] More
تعازي إلى آل عقيل وآل جلغم     تعازي إلى آل نجم

رجب الشلطامي : البواب؟     رمضان جربوع : نحو خطاب نهضوي أهلي...

صقر بلال : تحية إلى ملك الملوك     ناجي الفيتوري : في مهب الريح

AI-LHR : In Libya : You Will Know That Your Son Has Died After 14 Years

فرج بوالعشة : المتاجرة بأرواح شهداء "بوسليم"..!!

عبدالرازق المنصوري : قضاء ليبي بلا سيادة

Sunday, 5 April, 2009: Families of Algerian prisoners in Libyan prisons have decided to protest in Algiers after the presidential election. The authorities of both countries are implementing the resolutions of the agreement signed between the two countries for the release of prisoners. In this context, the representative of Algerian prisoners in Libya said that 59 families of prisoners have decided to travel to Algiers in the coming days to make a sit-in outside the embassy of Libya and the presidency to press on for the regularization of the situation of 78 prisoners, noting that a complete file on the situation of prisoners has already been prepared. [Ennahar] More
Sunday, 5 April, 2009: After raising hackles for representing the Libyan government over the arrest by Geneva police of Muammar Gaddafi’s son, outspoken international lawyer Charles Poncet is set to give his views on the future of his home country. The legal arbitrator and former parliamentarian is the guest speaker on Friday at the latest in the American Int'l Club of Geneva’s round of luncheons at the Intercontinental Hotel. [Swisster] More
Sunday, 5 April, 2009: Libyan Interior Minister Abdlefattah Yunis al-Obeidi and his counterpart from Niger Albadeh Abouba have announced that 80% of illegal migrants who attempt to travel to Europe via Libya are Niger citizens.Libya says it will take tougher measures to stem the flow of refugees using Libya as a transit point. Tripoli has appealed to Niger for help in patrolilng the two countries' common border.[Radio Netherlands] More
فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : هل الجماهيرية دولة؟

اللجنة الليبية : نشطاء يصدرون بيانا حول بلاغات الموت

المختار محمد : صرخة حق في وجه عيسى

فرانس 24 : قمة الدوحة : رهانات المصالحة والانقسام ـ د. الهادي شلوف : الجزء الأول    الجزء الثاني

راديو سوا : إعادة فتح قسم التأشيرات في السفارة الأميركية في ليبيا

Saturday, 4 April, 2009: “Libya Complains” (editorial, March 15) includes baffling claims that don’t reflect the mind-set of Libya regarding our treatment by the United States. Libya’s decision in Dec. 2003 to voluntarily end its weapons of mass destruction program was our own, based on our national interests in the new international context. The American administration regarded the announcement as courageous and bold, worthy of reward in order to establish a model for future nonproliferation negotiations. It is our belief that this “model” never came to pass, and that our experience sends the opposite signal to countries like Iran. [New York Times] More
Saturday, 4 April, 2009: Immigration is a hot political issue in Italy, and one that Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has proved a master of exploiting. The two countries have engaged in on-off spats for years over the flow of African migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from Libya's shores, which seems to vary according to what benefits Libya can extract. For Tripoli, one clear result was the European Union's decision in 2004 to lift sanctions on Libya, including an arms embargo, with Italian support. Another was the $5 billion Italy-Libya friendship treaty agreed last year, under which Italian companies -- funded by a tax on energy giant Eni -- should invest $250 million annually over 20 years in Libyan infrastructure projects. [Energy Intelligence] More
Saturday, 4 April, 2009: Couscous or kuskus as it is known in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt is also known as Maftoul in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. It is an African dish consisting of granules made by rolling and shaping moistened semolina wheat and then coating them with finely ground wheat flour. Couscous is traditionally served under a meat or vegetable stew. It can also be eaten alone flavoured or plain, warm or cold, as a dessert or a side dish. Traditional couscous requires considerable preparation time and is usually steamed. In many places, a more processed quick-cook couscous is available. [Indian Express] More
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فرج بوالعشة : خطابان متناقضان لروح الإمبريالية..!!

عيسى عبدالقيوم : لا تنحني...    موسى عبدالكريم : السلطة والخوف من القادم

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : الأمين العام للجبهة يوجه مذكرة بخصوص مجزرة سجن "بوسليم"

AI-LHR : Who Governs Libya : Law or Internal Security?

عبدالونيس محمود الحاسي : العقيد ركن عبد العزيز الشلحي... لماذا فشل في إحباط إنقلاب سبتمبر؟! (1)

الإجدابي : قصيدة صوتية : قادح عليهم كفه

سالم بن عمار : نموذج ليبي مشرق في ديار الغرب

Friday, 3 April, 2009: Libya has given up efforts to find the bodies of more than 200 illegal migrants presumed to have drowned when their overcrowded boat sank Sunday in bad weather off the Libyan coast. Most were hoping to land in Europe, where they were seeking a new life. Libya has not released any official figures regarding the precise number of casualties, but the daily al Jamahiriya reports only 21 people aboard the ship were saved. The paper also reports the Libyan coast guard saved the lives of 350 other illegal immigrants... [VOA] More
Friday, 3 April, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) - The United States re-opened a visa office in Libya on Thursday, 29 years after it was closed, in a new step toward cementing diplomatic ties between the two nations. "I am very pleased to celebrate the opening of US visa services to the Libyan public," Ambassador Gene Cretz said during a ceremony at the American mission. "This is a tangible and important symbol of the commitment of the United States to establish a normal relationship with Libya and with its people," he said. "With this step, we are sending the message to the Libyan people: our doors are open for business, study and travel." [AFP] More
Friday, 3 April, 2009: (ANSAmed) - April 2 - The Libyan Foreign Minister, Moussa Kusa, said today that the "real problem in Libya regarding illegal immigration" is the "uncontrollable" 4,000 kilometre southern border, reported the Italian Minister of Economic Development, Claudio Scajola, after a meeting with Kusa during his visit to Libya. "Libya wants to respect the agreements for controlling the Mediterranean coast, but in order to obtain concrete results, they are waiting for the agreement on coastal patrols signed with Italy to become operational", Scajola said, reporting that Libya has held for some time that the fundamental problem remains control over the southern border to stop the influx of illegal immigrants from other African countries. [ANSAmed] More
مجلة "كراسي" ـ العدد 49 ـ أبريل 2009

د. فتحي الفاضلي : من ضحايا الارهاب    حملة التضامن : دعوة لحضور إجتماع

المحمودي : الدرر البهـية في بيان ضلال عـقائد الفرقة السنوسية (20)

Thursday, 2 April, 2009: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Two boats carrying African migrants to Italy sank off Libya in separate incidents over the past two days, killing at least 21 people and leaving hundreds missing, Libyan officials said on Monday. The bodies of the 21 were found after a rickety boat with 253 migrants went down off the coast of the North African country but the fate of the rest of the people was unknown, said the officials. They said at least 23 people were rescued by Libyan coastguards when the second boat went down but 342 others were missing. "The boat incidents took place in the past two days and search and rescue operations are continuing," said one official, declining to be named. Libya, a popular departure point for African migrants... [Reuters] More
Thursday, 2 April, 2009: If the title makes the man, then Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi will have even more to celebrate next year as the presidency of the Arab Summit passes from Qatar to Libya adding "President of the Arab Summit" to Gaddafi's long list of titles. The eccentric Libyan leader, who is world renowned for his titles that are often self-created, recently added a new one to his list after he named himself the "Imam of Muslims" during the Arab Summit in Doha in March. A man of titles : In reality Gaddafi does not have an official title, but he is treated as the de facto president of Libya although he has said he does not like the title "president" and prefers to be called "leader." [Alarabiya] More
التضامن : الإفراج عن المعتقلين من أهالي ضحايا الإختفاء القسري في ليبيا

العقيد القذافي يتهجم على الملك عبدالله في قمة الدوحة 2009

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : وثائق جديدة..

Wednesday, 1 April, 2009: TRIPOLI, Libya (AP)- Hundreds were feared dead Tuesday in the chilly waters of the Mediterranean Sea, days after an overcrowded wooden fishing boat packed with migrants seeking a better life in Europe capsized in stormy waters off the coast of Libya. A few survivors - those who could swim - were rescued, but authorities pulled 21 bodies from the waters and at least 200 more were still missing after the boat capsized Friday. It is believed to be the deadliest migrant ship accident between North Africa and Europe in recent memory, an international migration official said. Thousands of African, Asian and Middle Eastern migrants fleeing wars and poverty use Libya and other North African countries as a launching pads... [AP] More
Wednesday, 1 April, 2009: Doha: A day before schedule, the Arab summit in Doha concluded late last Monday with an emphasis on the importance of dialogue to solve inter-Arab issues and an annoucement for holding the next meeting in Libya. Sixteen heads of state attended the meeting, which witnessed a Saudi-Libyan spat shortly after opening. However, a Libyan source confirmed to Gulf News that the issue has been completely solved. Both King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have agreed "on exhange visits, but no dates have been agreed upon at this stage," the source added. [Zawya] More
Wednesday, 1 April, 2009: The URL shortening service Bit.ly just secured $2 million in financing from investors including O'Reilly's AlphaTech Ventures. Though URL shorteners have been around for years, Bit.ly believes there's money in offering Twitter-friendly short links along with web analytics to track how the links are used. The company reports that its links were clicked 20 million times last month. So far, the news coverage I've read about Bit.ly has neglected an unusual aspect of the startup: It's one of the only prominent online ventures using a domain name in the .LY namespace, which is controlled by Libya. [Watching The Watchers] More
Wednesday, 1 April, 2009: The problem of illegal immigrants reaching Malta from Libya could be resolved come May 15 if a declaration made by Italian Home Affairs Minister Roberto Maroni comes to fruition. Reacting to another "invasion" of immigrants in Sicily, Mr Maroni said leaving Libya would become extremely hard come May 15, when the agreement on joint patrols by Italian and Libyan personnel of the Libyan 2,000-kilometre coastline enters into force. "We should be able to completely stop the flow of illegal immigrants from Libya to Lampedusa and Sicily from May 15 when the joint patrols are scheduled to start. [Times Of Malta] More
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