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علي الخليفي : حدث في جرذستان (3)

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر ( الجزء 3 ـ الحلقة 9 )

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (10)

مدوّنة العَشّة : فرج العَشّة لـ"قدس برس" : لجوء سيف الإسلام القذافي إلى أوروبا مناورة لاختراق المعارضة..!!

إسلام أون لاين : معارضون ليبيون : خطة توزيع عوائد النفط مستحيلة

سالم بن عمار : الغش المتفشي في معاملاتنا    الإجدابي : رسالة من صديق

عاشور الورفلي : فلنذهب جميعاً إلى قاعات المحاكم

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محمد بن احميدة : عندما يُبحر سليمان دوغة في القارب المثقوب!

رمضان جربوع : المعارضة والمقابلة

Saturday, 28 February, 2009: The Libyan Embassy in Tanzania has appealed to ``cynical critics` of newly elected African Union Chairman Muammar Gaddafi to give him time to implement his agenda for the continent instead of faulting him. The call comes from Deputy Ambassador Mohamed Sassi, who also oversees the cooperation portfolio at the embassy in Dar es Salaam. Speaking exclusively to this paper yesterday, he said highest on the AU chairman`s list of priorities was seeking lasting solutions to the political and economic problems African countries were grappling with. Sassi added that the AU chief, who is also Libyan President, had started dealing with the political crises in Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar... [IPP Media] More
Saturday, 28 February, 2009: According to EU sources, around half a million immigrants enter the European Union illegally every year. In order to control this movement, the EU has increased its cooperation with sending and transit countries of migration. Through financial and technical aid the EU helps them to establish infrastructures and practices that should stem the flow of immigrants and thus create ‘buffer zones’ around the EU. But are we aware of all the consequences of this 'external dimension' of migration management? Libya is one of the most important unofficial gateways to Europe. Especially after increased border patrol and coastal radar have made it more difficult to enter Europe from Marocco... [Newropeans Magazine] More
Saturday, 28 February, 2009: The 2009 "Tunisia OiLibya Rally" is planned in "cinemascope" through Tunisian and Libyan ergs. This sandsurrounded rally is all set to be magical, both in terms of the quality of an entirely new route and the grand spectacle itself. Covering 4,500 km, the race will include all the diversity of Africa, with 11 demanding stages where driving technique, navigational art and good race management will be determining factors for both professionals and amateurs alike. On the calendars of the FIA Cross-Country Worldcup and FIM World Championships for motorbikes and quads the 2009 "Tunisia OiLibya Rally" will allow all competitors to express their driving talents and demonstrate their off-road sense of direction. [Marathon Rally] More
Saturday, 28 February, 2009: Two human rights activists with 'Viva Palestina' are learned to be in good health in Libya after being reportedly abducted in Tunisia. “Iranian-born Mahnaz Bahiji and British Noura Bennett are on the Libyan side of the border and under care of Qaddafi's International Charity and Development Foundation (GICDF),” said Press TV's Yvonne Ridley who accompanies the Gaza-bound aid convoy. She said the two are in good health, waiting to rejoin the convoy after it enters Libya tomorrow. Bahiji and Bennett went missing on Thursday, hours after 'Viva Palestina' crossed into Tunisia from Algeria. The two were reportedly booked without charge and forced into a van by plain-clothes police, who also briefly stopped the convoy. [Press TV] More
Saturday, 28 February, 2009: (ANSAmed) - ROME, Feb. 27 - Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, will be in Sirte, Libya, on Monday to meet Colonel Muammar Gaddafi on the occasion of the meeting of the general congress of the Libyan people, which has on its agenda the official ratification of the friendship and cooperation accord signed between Rome and Tripoli. The Italian premier will arrive in Sirte directly from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh on Monday afternoon, after partecipating to the international conference on Gaza reconstruction called by Egypt's President, Hosni Mubarak. For the occasion of Berlusconìs visit to Libya, a delegation from the Italian senatés foreign affairs commission will make its way to Sirte. [ANSAmed] More
مجاهد البوسيفي : ابوقتادة : انتهت اللعبة

صقر بلال : لك العتبى.. سيدي الحاكم العربي

مدوّنة ليبية جديدة : ( مدوّنة رمضان جربوع )     مدوّنات ليبية أخرى

فرج الفاخري : لقد كفرت بكم.. فسامحوني!

Ghoma : On Darwin's 200th Anniversary...? (1)

فرج بوالعشة : المثقف المنقلب على مواقفه...!!

Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim el-Faqih : Notes Of A Writer

فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : هل يأمر الدين بخيانة الحرية والوطن؟!

Friday, 27 February, 2009: WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit against Libya brought by the estate of American librarian Peter Kilburn, who was kidnapped, held hostage and killed in retaliation for a U.S. raid on the country in 1986. Kilburn's relatives and the United States asked the court to dismiss the case so the family can seek compensation from a $1.8 billion fund to compensate victims of Libyan-linked terror attacks. In exchange for the fund's creation, President George W. Bush signed an executive order in August that gave Libya immunity from terror-related lawsuits. The $1.8 billion fund also is supposed to pay claims for the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, the 1986 bombing of a German disco and Libyan victims of U.S. airstrikes ordered in retaliation for the disco bombing. [AP] More
Friday, 27 February, 2009: CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 26 (Reuters) - China National Petroleum Corp launched a friendly C$443 million ($357 million) offer for Verenex Energy Inc (VNX.TO) on Thursday to give the state-owned oil company a stake in a promising Libyan oil concession. Shares of Calgary-based Verenex, which operates in part of the Ghadames Basin in Libya, surged C$1.75, or 22 percent, to C$9.55 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Under the deal, CNPC's international arm will offer C$10 in cash for each share of Verenex, representing a 28 percent premium to Wednesday's closing price. The company's stock sold for C$10.52 a year ago. With the assumption of debt, the deal is worth C$499 million, the companies said. [Reuters] More
Friday, 27 February, 2009: Former Malawian President Bakili Muluzi appeared in court Thursday after being arrested and charged with 86 counts of corruption. The Malawian government's Anti-Corruption Bureau says Mr. Muluzi stole more than $10 million in aid money from donors including Taiwan and Libya. The French news agency (AFP) says the former president said little during the court hearing in the commercial capital Blantyre. He was later released on bail. Mr. Muluzi is planning to run for president in May on the ticket of the opposition United Democratic Front party. Earlier Thursday, his supporters cheered as he arrived at the Anti-Corruption Bureau's office in Blantyre. [VOA] More
Friday, 27 February, 2009: The come-back kings, the Black Stars fought back to draw 1-1 with Libya in the ongoing CHAN tournament currently on-going in Bouake. It was a game full of drama and comical goal scoring errors by the Stars, but the penchant for Libya striker Ahmed Sa’ad to score against the Black Stars was again in vogue when he connected a well rehearsed free-kick early first half. Saad jolted the Stars in a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat in Tripoli in the 2010 world cup qualifiers and looked set to repeat the dose. He did, in the most spectacular fashion in the 25th minute and spited the Stars with a kangaroo celebration. [My Joy Online] More
Friday, 27 February, 2009: Foreign Office Minister Bill Rammell will be in Libya on 26 February to meet senior members of the Libyan government. This visit follows his visit to Tunisia on 25 February, the first FCO Minister to visit since 2005. During his visit he is meeting high level representatives of the Libyan government including Prime Minister Baghdadi Al Mahmoudi and Minister for Europe Abdulati al-Obidi. The discussions will focus on a range of high level and diplomatic issues including counter-terrorism cooperation and trade between the two countries. Since the resumption of diplomatic relations between the UK and Libya in1999 the two countries have cooperated across a wide range of areas including,health,education,trade and investment,defence,science and technology, policing and migration. Co-operation documents have been signed in areas including science and health and more recently agreements have been signed to strengthen our judicial and trade relations. [ISRIA] More
Friday, 27 February, 2009: Benghazi - Trading at the Libyan Stock Exchange closed here Wednes day, gaining 0.69 points or 0.09 per cent for a total of 804.17 against the figures recorded the previous day. The value of the transactions was 191,473 Libyan dinar (1.300 LD = US$ 1) for 1,748 shares in 29 deals. The shares of the Sahara Bank, Al-Wihda Bank, Libyan Trade and Development Bank and the shares of the company of the Libyan Stock Exchange and Libyan Insurance were the most traded. The Libyan Trade and Development Bank alone rose by 2.94 per cent of its value t o reach 12.49 dinars per share whereas the securities of the company of the Liby an Stock Exchange, Libyan Insurance, Al-Wihda Bank and the Sahara Bank fell marginally. [PANA] More
Friday, 27 February, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) — The wife of convicted Lockerbie bomber, Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, warned on Thursday that he was in danger of dying due to deteriorating cancer. "His health has considerably deteriorated. He is in danger of dying," Aisha Megrahi told AFP. "The disease has spread across his body." Megrahi is serving a life sentence with a minimum term of 27 years in a British prison for downing a transatlantic US airliner over the Scottish village of Lockerbie in 1988, killing 270 people. The former Libyan intelligence officer has been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, according to his lawyers, but a Scottish court in November refused to free him on bail because of his health. Defence lawyers say Megrahi's cancer is in a terminal phase but the Appeal Court in Edinburgh ruled that he could live for years. [AFP] More
Friday, 27 February, 2009: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has met Mauritanian junta chief Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in a mediation bid to end the Saharan Islamic state's political crisis after a coup, Libyan state media said on Thursday. Abdel Aziz, a former head of the presidential guard, seized power in August and overthrew the country's first democratically elected head of state in a bloodless military coup. "Abdel Aziz expressed his regard and consideration to the leader (Gaddafi) for his role to achieve a comprehensive reconciliation and restore stability and peace in Mauritania," Jana news agency reported after their meeting late on Wednesday. Gaddafi, who holds the rotating presidency of the African Union (AU), had dispatched an emissary to Mauritania last week to meet top officials from the two sides of the political divide. [Reuters] More
جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : الدستور الحقيقي لليبيا هو دستور سنة 1951م

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان توضيحي حول إجراءات مقاضاة القذافي دوليّا

علي الخليفي : حدث في جرذستان (2)    د. الهادي شلوف : قضية السيد موسى كوسة

الإجدابي : الغنـّاوة اليتيمة

محمد خليل العرفي : يا ما قسنا..

بوزيد لهلالي : إنـّا للحاكم وإنـّا به مطمئنـّون!

سليمان الشجاع : إلى الأخ قائد الثورة والثروة

خيري أبوشاقور : الشيزوفرينيا الليبية

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Thursday, 26 February, 2009: He has stoked unrest among African nations but now heads the African Union and is pledging to tackle the Darfur crisis. Recently, he urged that Arab leaders allow their citizens to travel to the Gaza Strip to fight Israel, but later, he said the world's Jews deserve their own homeland - albeit in a state shared with Palestinians called "Isratine." At first glance, Libyan leader Gadhafi's seemingly contradictory stances look like business as usual for a man known for his love of the spotlight - and of controversy - and for eccentricities such as having an all-female bodyguard team, a unique choice for the head of a Muslim nation. But as oil-rich Libya throws open its doors after decades as a pariah state , some analysts think the 66-year-old Arab and African leader is trying to hone his image in the West, using the recognition he gets from fellow Africans to offset the disdain he has long endured from his Arab counterparts. [Washington Times] More
Thursday, 26 February, 2009: WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States Wednesday singled out regional ally Egypt as well as Iran, Libya and Syria in the Middle East for jailing rights activists because of their beliefs. In particular, the State Department's human rights report for 2008 said the situation in arch-foe Iran had worsened and that respect for human rights in Egypt remained poor. It said there were "continued serious challenges for the promotion of democracy and human rights" in the region during the year, "though there were some notable steps forward." However, technological progress also resulted in steps backwards. "Along with greater access to information through the Internet and satellite television came greater restrictions on media. [AFP] More
Thursday, 26 February, 2009: LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Ancient underground wells in water-deprived Jordan have 20 times more radiation than is considered safe for drinking, researchers said on Wednesday, raising concern about water safety across the Middle East. Their study showed that water from an underground source in Jordan contained high levels of a naturally occurring radioactive particle linked to some cancers, posing a health risk to thousands of people in central Jordan who drink it. Several other Middle Eastern countries have recently tried to offset water shortages by tapping similar underground reservoirs, as growing populations have overwhelmed supply. This could expose people in Israel, Egypt, Libya and Saudi Arabia to high levels of radioactivity because these countries tap similar sources for drinking water and agriculture. [Reuters] More
سليم الرقعي : لا أمل في إصلاح نظام العقيد القذافي!؟

محمد بعيو المصراتي : أحلام ومؤخرة الحمار

د. الهادي شلوف : المواطن الليبي بين توزيع الثروة وفاجعة تقاسم آبار البترول

يوسف المجريسي : إنا للحاكم وإنا إليه خاضعون

عمر الهوني : لقطات من عرض الفيلم الوثائقي "رعد الخريف" للسيد محمد السنوسي ـ واشنطن

Wednesday, 25 February, 2009: Few world leaders have survived to savour a rehabilitation as profound as that of Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader. His Socialist-Islamic Revolution, which marks its 40th anniversary this year, and his support for militant groups around the world cast his country in the role of pariah state, severed from the international community by sanctions. But today, trade delegations from Britain and other countries are lining up to do business there. Britain’s biggest oil companies have already signed multi-billion-dollar exploration deals. British universities are teaching 3,000, fee-paying Libyan postgraduate students. And health service managers are waiting to snap up training contracts if the mooted privatisation of Libyan hospitals comes to light. It will stick in the throats of relatives of the 270 people killed when a Libyan spy blew up PanAm flight 103 over Lockerbie, and of the families whose sons and daughters were killed by IRA explosives. [Times Online] More
Wednesday, 25 February, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) — A raft of foreign press titles are to return to Libyan news-stands this week after an absence of a quarter of century, the distributors said on Monday. "The company is going to distribute 90 Arab and international newspapers and magazines, including the main British, French and US dailies," said Abdessalem Meshri, director of Al-Ghad (Tomorrow), a private media business set up by Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's reformist son Seif al-Islam. Meshri said the distribution of the foreign titles would not be controlled by the state. "But that does not mean that we are not going to take account of our social, cultural and Islamic values," he added. He said the titles returning to Libyan news-stands ranged from heavyweight broadsheets like the International Herald Tribune to tabloids like Britain's Daily Mirror. [AFP] More
Wednesday, 25 February, 2009: (IsraelNN.com) Libya’s President Muammar Gaddafi, who also serves as African Union president, accused "foreign forces" including Israel of causing the Darfur conflict. The International Criminal Court is expected to call for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir over allegations that he masterminded genocide in Sudan's Darfur region. Gaddafi, however, demanded that the Court stop its measures against Bashir: "Why do we have to hold President Bashir or the Sudanese government responsible when the Darfur problem was caused by outside parties, and Tel Aviv [Israel], for example, is behind the Darfur crisis?" Although the Libyan leader did not show any evidence that Israel was indeed behind the crisis, he nevertheless stated, “It is not a secret. We have found evidence proving clearly that foreign forces are behind the Darfur problem and are fanning its fire. [israel National News] More
Wednesday, 25 February, 2009: Abu Dhabi, 24 Feb (WAM) - Bin Jabr GroupBin Jabr Group and Libyan Government have signed an agreement to manufacture and deliver 120 NIMR 4x4 (1) & (2) multi-mission Combat Platforms to the Libyan Armed Forces. Saeed Al Suwaidi, the Chairman and CEO of Bin Jabr GroupBin Jabr Group, stated that after years of testing the vehicles in the various climates of the Arabian Peninsula and Africa the first batch of NIMR 4x4 (1) & (2) are under final production. ''Vehicles will be delivered within the next 3 months,''he said. [Zawya] More
Wednesday, 25 February, 2009: The Report: Libya 2008, a book covering important financial developments and investment in Libya was launched by Oxford Business Group (OBG) at a conference in Tripoli. The report was produced by acclaimed global publishing, research and consultancy firm OBG in partnership with the General People’s Committee of Economy, Trade and Investment (GPC). The culmination of eight months of on-the-ground research by a team of seasoned analysts from OBG also includes a viewpoint from the Libyan leader, colonel Muammar Abu Minyar Al Qaddafi. Featuring a wide range of interviews with the most prominent political, economic and business figures in the country, the report assesses trends and developments in all major sectors of the economy, including energy, industry, finance, banking, tourism, transport and real estate. [Trade Arabia] More
Wednesday, 25 February, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Tripoli, Feb. 23 - One day later than scheduled, the 'six days' of meetings of the Peoplés Committees organised by Col. Muammar Gaddafi on his proposed radical reforms to the way the country's oil revenues are distributed, have concluded today. Considered by some to be a real revolution for the Jamahiriya, Gaddafìs innovative 'package' includes far-reaching changes in the country's institutions, with the possible elimination of the government in its present form. Gaddafi claims that corruption is at present so entrenched in public administration that the only way root it out is to make a clean sweep of the ministries and to directly distribute to the citizens the 30 billion dollars per year which Libya obtains from selling its crude oil. The result of the past days of meetings will be announced early next month when the General People's Congress, Libya's parliament, convenes to hear the opinion of the grass-roots committees. [ANSAmed] More
عيسى عبدالقيوم : تدوير الثروة بديل عملي عن توزيعها

خواطر إمرأة من زمن الحب : لماذا نطق الحجر؟

إبلاف : 90 مطبوعة [أجنبية] توزع في ليبيا اعتبارا من اليوم

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (9)

فاضل المسعودي : "تاوالت" لن تموت!

Tuesday, 24 February, 2009: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyans ended meetings on Monday to discuss a plan by leader Muammar Gaddafi to disband the government and hand the country's oil money directly to its people, state media said. Gaddafi argues corruption is so deeply entrenched in the government that the only way to cure Libya of graft is to disband the ministries and hand out more than $30 billion in oil revenue this year to its 5 million people. The outcome of the debates by Libya's Basic People Congresses (LBPCs) would be known early next month when the 300-member General People's Congress, the equivalent of a national parliament, is widely expected to announce that Gaddafi's plan was overwhelmingly endorsed. Gaddafi's supporters control the 468 congresses and the General People's Congress constitutes their umbrella. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 24 February, 2009: BAMAKO (AFP) — Hardline Tuareg rebel leader Ibrahim Ag Bahanga has taken refuge in Libya after coming under attack by Malian security forces in the north of the country, a Libyan diplomat told AFP on Monday. "We are hosting Ibrahim Ag Bahanga for humanitarian reasons, in the context of the peace process,"said the diplomat,who spoke on condition of anonymity."He has agreed in writing not to conduct politics or anything else. We have informed our Malian brothers," the diplomat said, referring to the authorities. Asked whether Mali could send an official delegation to Libya to negotiate with Ag Bahanga, the diplomat said: "He has not come here to negotiate." The rebel leader has so far rejected a peace accord brokered by Algeria aimed at bringing to an end a Tuareg uprising in Mali,a large,landlocked and mainly arid nation south. [AFP] More
Tuesday, 24 February, 2009: CHICAGO (UPI)- Ace Hardware Corp. said Monday it plans to open six stores in Libya during the next 10 years, beginning with two stores this year in Tripoli. The retail cooperative, based in Oak Brook, Ill., said it had agreed to terms of a license agreement with Technology Corner, a consortium of Libyan business interests, Crain's Chicago Business said Monday. Technology Corner Director Hasan Zayed issued a statement saying he hopes to "bring a new approach to home improvement retailing to Libya in a convenient and effective format." The stores would be the first free-standing hardware outlets in Libya, Crain's said. Ace Hardware has 4,600 stores worldwide, including operations in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.[UPI]More
Tuesday, 24 February, 2009: For the third consecutive day, the two ongoing Libyan expo events: Libya Oil and Gas, and Infrastructures, are registering a massive presence and namely the American presence represented by the U.S. Ambassador Gene Cretz, and the British presence represented by the British Ambassador, Vincent Fen, and many other staff of the two embassies in the Libyan Jamahiriya. The two Ambassadors walked around the two exhibitions particularly that several American and British companies are among the exhibitors. The U.S. Ambassador expressed his happiness for attending such events, and expressed his admiration for the organization, and the efforts exerted to make this endeavor a success. [Alarab Online] More
Tuesday, 24 February, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Thanks to Italian cooperation, by this summer, mozzarella will be produced in Libya, according to an announcement by the project coordinator, veterinarian Andrea Dominici who, with Carmine Nutolo, the head of the Office of Cooperation in Tripoli, has already developed two experiments in the zootechnics field in Sirte and agricultural field in Tobruk. "Today we already supply some of the markets in Sirte with our products, mostly ricotta, primo sale (a Sicilian cheese), and goat cheese", explained Dominici, underlining that the project's objective, including 5 Libyan experts and 10 workers, "is to train and supply technology". The Centre for Applied Research and Experimentation of Zootechnics and Agriculture in Sirte is not just a productive unit, it is also connected to the universities of Florence, Sirte, and Al Beida.[ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 24 February, 2009: Libya Defence and Security Report Q1 2009 - a new market research report on http://www.companiesandmarkets.com. www.companiesandmarkets.com/Summary-Market-Report/Libya-Defence- .. 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, who is accused of personally ordering genocide and other war crimes.However,the Arab League and the African Union(AU) have both called for the case to be suspended, arguing that it could hinder ongoing efforts to achieve a negotiated peace in Darfur. [PR-Inside] More
طارق القزيري : الداروينية والوعي العربي .. مواجهة أم استيعاب؟

د. فتحي الفاضلي : كتاب "البديل السياسي في ليبيا" (21)

علي الخليفي : حدث في جرذستان (1)

الإجدابي : غناوي الحرية (2)

نادي الباروني الرياضي الأجتماعي : حصص تدريبية كل يوم جمعة

Monday, 23 February, 2009: (Reuters) - Libyans were given an extra day to consider a plan by their leader Muammar Gaddafi to disband the government and hand the country's oil money directly to its 5 million people. Five-day gatherings had been due to finish on Sunday but can now continue on Monday, state media said. "The authorities have permitted the people to pursue the debate on Monday as some congresses needed one more day to complete discussions on the oil wealth issue," said an official statement read on state radio. Gaddafi argues corruption is so deeply entrenched in the government that the only way to cure Libya of graft is to disband the ministries and hand out more than $30 billion in annual oil revenue directly to the people. [Reuters] More
Monday, 23 February, 2009: For his insistence on a United States of Africa, Muammar Gaddafi last week incurred the wrath of a large number of well-educated East Africans who have dismissed him as a “pipe dreamer.” In this, they epitomise the absence of ideals that characterises Africa’s post-independence elite. The term originates from the impracticable ideas that may invade your head when you are inhaling opium from a pipe. That was why, in their condemnations of the Libyan Leader, our editorial, op-ed and letters columns raised startling theoretical questions. Is Gaddafi’s US of Africa a dream? Of course. For, at the moment, it looks perfectly impossible.Every African country is gripped by such powerful nationalistic self-interests.[The East African]More
Monday, 23 February, 2009: UNITED NATIONS -- President Obama's U.N. envoy, Susan E. Rice, has pledged to "refresh and renew American leadership" at the United Nations. But U.S. rivals with a long history of opposing American aims now hold some of the most influential posts at the world body, a testament to the diminished power of American diplomacy to shape the organization. The General Assembly is headed by a leftist Nicaraguan priest, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, who routinely rails against the evils of American imperialism. Cuba chairs the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), an influential Third World political bloc. Libya serves on the Security Council and next year will preside over the 192-member General Assembly. [Washington Post] More
Monday, 23 February, 2009: The French writer Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès tells how he pursued his dream of uncovering “fragments of raw beauty long since forgotten” from the depths of the sea, an emotional experience very different from a treasure hunt. Between 1986 and 2001, the novelist took part in underwater archaeological excavations off the coast of Libya, exploring that “unseen part of ourselves” which must be carefully and respectfully protected. It all began in 1985. Not long returned from his first terrestrial dig with the French archaeological mission in Libya - one of the privileges of friendship - Claude Sintes [Director of the Museum of Ancient Arles] wasted no time in sharing his experiences with me: coming from Apollonia, he had seen Cyrene, Sabratha and Leptis Magna-Greek and Roman remains surpassing in size everything we knew.[BDAfrica]More
Monday, 23 February, 2009: He has stoked unrest between African nations but now heads the African Union and is pledging to tackle the Darfur crisis. Recently he urged Arab leaders to allow their citizens to travel to the Gaza Strip to fight Israel, but later he said the world’s Jews deserve their own homeland - albeit in a state shared with Palestinians called “Isratine.” At first glance, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s seemingly contradictory stances look like business as usual for a man known for his love of the spotlight - and of controversy - and for eccentricities such as having an all-female bodyguard, a unique move among heads of Muslim nations. But as oil-rich Libya throws open its doors after decades as a pariah state, some analysts believe what the 66-year-old Arab and African leader is doing is trying to hone his image in the West, using the recognition he gets from fellow Africans to offset the disdain he has long endured from his Arab counterparts. [Chron] More
Monday, 23 February, 2009: Tripoli, Feb. 19 – World Bank Managing Director Juan Jose Daboub, completed his first visit to the country where he said that "Libya has embarked on a critical transition to modernize its institutional and economic organization. We are encouraged by the Government's dedication to the transition agenda and look forward to support their efforts with a strengthened program and presence in the country."During his meetings with the local and national authorities Dr. Daboub emphasized the importance of the ongoing program of modernization, and commended the Government for its strong commitment to reduce its dependence on oil revenues by diversifying sources of growth. Dr. Daboub also discussed Libya’s prospects... [World Bank] More
حملة التضامن : لقطات من مظاهرة 17 فبراير أمام سفارة نظام القذافي بلندن

موسى عبدالكريم : تطبيق سياسة التهجير الصهيونية فى الكفرة

رجب الشلطامي : بالمقلوب!    رمضان جربوع : جرعة من الحب

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : مشروع توزيع أموال النفط وعلاقته بالفساد والإستبداد؟

محمد الصيد : النبيذ وما أدراك ما النبيذ

Ghoma : Constitution : Where Comes From, Where Is Going?

السلفيوم : على هامش جلسة مؤتمر شعبي عام

Sunday, 22 February, 2009: Lisbon - 19.2.2009 - (JANA) The Secretary of the General People's Committee of Planning discussed in Lisbon with Portuguese Minister of Economy cooperation between Libya and Portugal and prospects of joint investment projects. The two sides also discussed the framework agreement signed by the two countries during the visit by Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates to Gt Jamahiriya on 19.6.2008. An agreement for prevention of tax duplication was agreed to be held later in the year. [JANA] More
Sunday, 22 February, 2009: President Mahinda Rajapaksa will pay an official visit to Nepal shortly, and pray at holy Buddhist shrines in the land where the Buddha was born. The visit follows the President’s acceptance of an invitation by Nepal’s Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, for a three-day visit to his country. Details of the visit in the first week of March have not been disclosed due to security reasons. The Nation reliably learns that Chief of Protocol Sudantha Ganegama has already gone to Kathmandu to make the preparations for the President’s visit. President Rajapaksa is also expected to visit Libya on an official tour. [Nation] More
Sunday, 22 February, 2009: Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi has announced plans to nationalise foreign oil operations, dismantle the government and hand the riches from Africa's biggest oil reserves to the people. One part of his proposal is to nationalise foreign-run oil projects. Another part calls for redistribution of oil revenue directly to the citizens. Flow charts set out eight alternative plans for redistributing the wealth, for consideration at congress. “The administration has failed and the state economy has failed. Enough is enough. The solution is, we Libyans take directly the oil money and decide what to do with the money,” he said. Across the country thousands of people are taking up his proposals at the annual Basic People Congresses. [Upstream] More
Sunday, 22 February, 2009: Arthur Scargill, the president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), and Roger Windsor, the union’s chief executive, have been holding secret talks with the Libyan government. Three weeks ago, on October 8, the two men flew to Paris to meet Salem Ibrahim, described by French intelligence as Colonel Gadaffi’s paymaster. Last Monday, Windsor flew to Tripoli, where he met Gadaffi, the Libyan leader. Windsor’s visit was arranged by a Pakistani living in England named Mumtaz Abbasi, who admits he is the “European representative” of Al-Zulfikar, a Libya-backed terrorist group. Windsor was in the Libyan capital on Thursday when the High Court in London ordered the sequestration of the NUM’s assets after seven months of its national strike. The sequence of events that The Sunday Times has pieced together began on Monday, October 8, when Scargill and Windsor flew to Paris. Scargill’s seat was booked under the name of “Smith”, but he was recognised by a woman at the check-in desk and by the airport manager. [Times Online] More
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ليبيا إيمال : مركز الكتاب الأخضر والمجلس القومي ينظمان ندوة من اجل إثبات عروبة الأمازيغ

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر ( الجزء 3 ـ الحلقة 8 )

France 24 : Darfur : Peace or Justice? ( Dr. Hadi Shalluf )

حملة التضامن : بيان مظاهرة 17 فبراير 2009م أمام سفارة نظام القذافي بلندن

منظمة الأمل : بيان بشأن ذكرى أحداث 17 فبراير بمدينة بنغازي المجاهدة

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : حكم القذافي يخطر عددا آخر من الأسر بمقتل ذويها

فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : المطارات التي حطت عليها دولة أسرائيل!

Saturday, 21 February, 2009: The Infrastructure Libya/Oil & Gas Libya exhibition has just ended last week on the 19th of February. The fours days' exhibition that ran from the 16th to the 19th of February was officially graced by the presence of the Secretary of GPC of Economy, Trade and Investment Dr. Ali Al-Isawi. Heinz Schorm, a Germany representative of Working Group Trade Fairs from the Association of Steel and Metal processing Industry, said that, although this is the first time to participate in the fair, but we have enjoyed it and it is just worth it. "This year's show is better than that of last year because we got more experience and avoided the mistakes that happened last time, also this time we had a lot of publicity. [Tripoli Post] More
Saturday, 21 February, 2009: Oxford Business Group (OBG) announces the completion of The Report: Libya 2008, which has been produced in partnership with the General People's Committee (GPC) of Economy, Trade and Investment in accordance with the vote of the GPC on November 7th, 2007. The OBG Libya team had previously been based in Tripoli for eight months and has talked to the most prominent political and economic figures in the country in order to compile their extensive research on the Libyan economy. The Report: Libya 2008 will be launched on Monday, February 23, 2009, at 6:00 PM in the Bab al Africa Hotel (Corinthia) during a conference attended by both the local and international business community. [Tripoli Post] More
Saturday, 21 February, 2009: Forty years into the revolution he unleashed on Libya Muammar Gaddafi has announced plans to dismantle the Government, hand the riches from Africa's biggest oil reserves to the people and nationalise foreign oil operations that have recently been allowed back into the country. “The administration has failed and the state economy has failed. Enough is enough. The solution is, we Libyans take directly the oil money and decide what to do with the money,” he says. To end the corruption that has sapped the vast oil wealth, bundles of cash should be delivered to the poor, three quarters of the ministries should cease to exist and the workers should run hospitals and schools. The announcement has left diplomats and the 40 overseas oil companies operating in the country on edge. [Times OnLine] More
Saturday, 21 February, 2009: Southern Cameroons activists have been in ecstasy within the last two weeks following what they see as a dramatic turn in their struggle for self determination.This joy is not without substance. The African Union, AU, deleted from the agenda of its meeting in Addis Ababa an item sponsored by the Biya Regime titled "Peaceful Conflict Resolution In Africa-Model of The Bakassi Crisis". Southern Cameroons leaders claimed responsibility for the rejection of this item. One week after, Southern Cameroons leaders were purportedly invited by Gaddafi, AU Chairman. These developments are anything but a source of comfort for the Biya Regime, which knows Gaddafi's track record as far as liberation movements are concerned. While African leaders, as a rule, genuflect before the world's economic superpowers, Gaddafi, whose country is self sufficient in every sense of the word, sees absolutely no reason to beg for what he does not need. [All Africa] More
Saturday, 21 February, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Tripoli, Feb. 20 - "The distribution of wealth", is a project that has become a mantra in Libya in recent days, a magic formula, at times fought over and debated by thousands of citizens when called upon to express their opinion about leader Muammar Gaddafìs proposal to hand over oil revenue directly to the population, even if it means dismantling a part of the state administration. Libyans will express their opinion in the hundreds of Basic Peoplés Congresses in Libya, the first step of "direct democracy" in Libya. The congresses, which will meet until Sunday with citizens from all social and educational groups including both men and women, will express their conclusion to the General Peoplés Congress set to meet on March 2. According to Libyan law,the final decisions will be applied through base committees.[ANSAmed]More
Saturday, 21 February, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Tripoli, Feb. 19 - Local media have reported that the plan for the new Libyan Constitution is to be presented in public at the beginning of next month during the Peoplés Congress scheduled on March 2,drawn up on the initiative of Seif Al-Islam, son of the Libyan president and president of the foundation named after his father. Over the past few days, the works carried out by the Juridical Committee have reportedly drawn to a close.The Committee was made up not only of Libyans but also foreigners including a few Italians, and had been put in charge of assessing the legal aspects of the plan. The official announcement and the presentation of the draft are therefore expected to take place in the session of the General Congress of the People (analogous to a European parliament). "When we talk of constitutions, the laws are able to be modified. There is nothing unusual about the fact that a constitution can be changed". [ANSAmed] More
الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : في الذكرى الثالثة لإنتفاضة فبراير2006

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أخبار ليبيا : خروج الموقع من جديد بعنوان جديد www.akhbar-libyaonline.com

فرج بوالعشة : هل يوجد مثقف موضوعي؟!!

عيسى عبدالقيوم : رحيل رجل السودان الطيب

ليلى الهوني : ويلكم مما أقترفت أياديكم أيها الطغاة

عمر الهوني : لقطات من مظاهرة لندن في ذكرى إنتفاضة 17 فبراير ببنغازي

حملة التضامن : بيان المتظاهرين في الذكرى الثالثة لإنتفاضة 17 فبراير ببنغازي

Friday, 20 February, 2009: A just-retired U.S. diplomat who led negotiations that restored full diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Libya has taken an important job with Bechtel, a major U.S. company that stands to win major contracts in the former pariah state. The firm approached David Welch in his final months as assistant secretary of state for Near East affairs and in December made him vice president for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, said a Bechtel spokesman, Francis Canavan. Mr. Welch did nothing illegal by taking the job, but his new duties illustrate the revolving door that leads so many former U.S. government officials to lucrative posts in the private sector using contacts they developed while on the federal payroll. [WTimes] More
Friday, 20 February, 2009: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya is tendering a combined mobile and fixed-line telephone licence, the government-run General Telecommunications Authority (GTA) said on Thursday. OPEC member Libya would become the latest North African state to allow private investors into the lucrative telecoms sector, after government officials repeatedly said the country did not need foreign private sector involvement. "The goal is to offer the opportunity to private sector to deploy and operate new infrastructures delivering fixed services and mobile services to each Libyan citizen and stimulate the Libyan market," GTA added. [Reuters] More
Friday, 20 February, 2009: Libya has separated US$ 500 million for investment in business in South America and wants to turn part of these funds to Brazil. The information was disclosed by the deputy prime minister of the Arab country, Imbarek Ashamikh, during meetings, in São Paulo, with state governor José Serra and with the mayor of the city of São Paulo, Gilberto Kassab. Imbarek, who headed a delegation with representatives of several sectors of the Libyan government, mainly mentioned his interest in the agricultural sector. "Brazil is of great importance in South America and the delegation that is accompanying me is studying possible investment," he said. "There is political will in Libya to invest in Brazil," he announced. [Brazzil Mag] More
Friday, 20 February, 2009: Feb 19 (Reuters) - Libya's Basic People's Congresses, the country's top legislative and executive bodies, are meeting to discuss Muammar Gaddafi's plan to disband the government and give oil money earned by the OPEC state directly to the people. Here are some facts about the congresses. WHY WERE THEY FORMED? Since Gaddafi toppled the monarchy in a coup in 1969, forming political parties has been branded treason and forbidden, like the parliamentary system. In 1977 Gaddafi changed the country's name to the Great Socialist Popular Libyan Arab Jamahiriyah (State of the Masses) and allowed people to air their views at people's congresses. Gaddafi's style of grass-roots democracy was designed as an alternative to Western parliamentary democracy and Socialist single party rule. [Reuters] More
د. مصطفى عبدالله : رفيق ... ومفترق الطريق

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (8)

أمارير : صياح الديك ، بصوت الدجاجة (10)

علي يوسف زيو : الحقيقة الواضحة

الإجدابي : غناوي الحرية (1)

Thursday, 19 February, 2009: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's sovereign wealth fund investments abroad total $50.58 billion and have returned profits of $2.37 billion since the scheme started in 2006, an official report showed on Wednesday. More than 78 percent of the money, or $39.81 billion, was invested in short-term financial instruments abroad, added the summary of the report published by Libyan newspaper Oea, which is close to Saif al Islam, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's most influential son. The fund's long-term investment share was more than $8.0 billion spread into stocks of 107 firms, 65 percent of which are located in North Africa, 20 percent in Asia, with the remaining 15 percent in companies in Europe and North and South America. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 19 February, 2009: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Libyans gathered on Wednesday to discuss the proposal by their leader Muammar Gaddafi to disband the government and allow the country's oil wealth to flow straight to the people. "Libyans, this is your historic opportunity to take over your oil wealth, power and full freedom. Why do you want to let the chance slip away from you?" state news agency Jana quoted Gaddafi as saying before the five-day gatherings. State radio and television stations repeated Gaddafi's message as Libyans streamed into public places in villages and cities for meetings of Libya's BPC's. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 19 February, 2009: Libya announced today the launch of an international tender for the North African country's first private licences for a mobile and landline operator. A spokesman for the state-owned General Telecommunication Authority (GTA), which currently controls the phone sector, told AFP the move was aimed at "stimulating the telecommunications market in Libya." A GTA statement said the company would grant one fixed and mobile licence for Libyan territory to one service provider. Interested parties are invited to make a bid before May 13, with the winner expected to be announced in June. The tender comes almost two years after Libya announced plans to privatise its mobile phone sector as part of a wider programme. [Times Of Malta] More
Thursday, 19 February, 2009: The State yesterday took over the prosecution of Red Pepper editors accused of defaming Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gadaffi when they published stories insinuating that he has a love affair with Toro Queen Mother Best Kemigisha. When the case came up at the Buganda Road Court yesterday, state prosecutor Emmanuel Ojambo said the Constitution allows the State to take over the case. “The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is taking over this case with a view of conducting thorough investigations and prosecuting the case to its logical conclusion,” Ojambo said. The matter was brought to court last week by Muwema, Mugerwa Advocates & Solicitors as private prosecutors on behalf of A. Bujeldain. [New Vision] More
Thursday, 19 February, 2009: A major UAE investment company is intensifying its push into other Arab countries as part of an expansion strategy that shuns Western markets after they were jolted by the global financial crisis. Ironically, the Emirates International Investment Company (EIIC) is focusing on even more insecure markets such as Libya and Iraq. Until recently Libya was largely avoided by investors as it reeled under the damaging Western embargo and its economy remained almost landlocked before its rapprochement with the West brought about radical changes. And although Iraq has attracted some major global firms, it is still generally feared by regional investors because of the perilous security situation. But EIIC, which was set up by a group of UAE businessmen in 1999, believes Iraq has major investment potential. [Business 24-7] More
Thursday, 19 February, 2009: WE HAVE long been critical of U.S. laws that allow individuals to sue nations for acts of terrorism and collect millions of dollars. Such laws strip countries of legal immunity -- a move that makes the United States vulnerable to reciprocal legal attacks overseas. They also too often subvert national interests to the needs of a small group of people. Such victims often have heart-wrenching stories to tell. But allowing them to lay claim to the U.S.-based assets of a foreign country deprives the United States of an important negotiating tool. Yet Congress has passed such laws since the late 1990s; in 2007, lawmakers approved the Lautenberg Amendment to give victims more legal muscle to seize the assets of state sponsors of terrorism. These provisions are, in short, the law of the land. It is in this context that we urge fair treatment of a group of families that sued Libya and won a $6 billion judgment,only to see most of that win wiped out.[Washington Post] More
الساطور : كان يا ما كان .. 17 فبراير

موسى عبدالكريم : الطبقة الطفيلية

Wednesday, 18 February, 2009: (Media-Newswire.com) - Biddeford, Maine - The University of New England will host a talk titled "A Writer's Notes" by Ahmed Ibrahim Fagih, Ph.D., an internationally known Libyan writer, Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 at 12-1 p.m. in Sutton Lounge, Decary Hall, on UNE's Biddeford campus. This event is sponsored by the Political Science and English departments. It is free and open to the public. Biography: Ahmed Ibrahim Fagih was born in Mizda, Libya in 1942, and educated in Libya, Egypt, and Scotland. He finished his Ph. D., in literature at University of Edinburgh in 1982. Since 1965 he has written essays, novels, plays and collections of short stories while holding positions as columnist, diplomat, journalist... [Media Newswire] More
Wednesday, 18 February, 2009: LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 -- Libya's state-owned General National Maritime Transport Co. (GNMTC) has taken delivery of two 115,000-dwt oil tankers, the Al-Qadisiyah and Al-Jala, from Cido Shipping of Japan. The Al-Qadisiyah, built in 2008 and formerly called the Pacific Fantasy, holds 835,000 bbl of oil, while the Al-Jala, built in 2007 and formerly called the Pacific Light, holds 825,000 bbl of oil. The two deliveries are part of a six-ship deal GNMTC brokered last December which also included four Aframaxes of around 115,000 dwt each, which the Libyan firm bought from Turkey's Geden Lines. [OGJ] More
Wednesday, 18 February, 2009: A 22-year-old man from Birkirkara was charged of attempted murder after a knife attack on his neighbour. A Magistrate’s court heard how Daniel Briffa was riding a bicycle when he hit a car mirror. Nezar El Gadi followed the man and during a heated argument, Mr Briffa slashed the victim’s neck, missing an artery. Police Inspector Elton Taliana said the victim lived in the vicinity of the accused’s house. Daniel Briffa was granted bail against a personal guarantee of €5,000. [DI-VI] More
منكم وإليكم : الثلاثاء 17 فبراير Letters : Tuesday, 17 February, 2009

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فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : في جماهيرية العبودية تصبح الحرية مكرمه!

الجزيرة : الليبيون يترقبون صدور أول دستور لبلادهم في عهد القذافي‬     فيلادلفيا : مؤسسة القذافي : بيان

سليم الرقعي : ولا يزال الدجل مستمراً!؟

رائد : مركز الجودة ـ قضية كلية الإقتصاد     الأخباري : خطاب العقيد القذافي ـ السبت 14 فبراير 2009

Tuesday, 17 February, 2009: CAIRO (AP) — He has stoked unrest between African nations but now heads the African Union and is pledging to tackle the Darfur crisis. Recently he urged Arab leaders allow their citizens to travel to the Gaza Strip to fight Israel, but later he said the world's Jews deserve their own homeland — albeit in a state shared with Palestinians called "Isratine." At first glance, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's seemingly contradictory stances look like business as usual for a man known for his love of the spotlight — and of controversy — and for eccentricities such as having an all-female bodyguard, a unique move among heads of Muslim nations. But as oil-rich Libya throws open its doors after decades as a pariah state. [AP] More
Tuesday, 17 February, 2009: Relatives of the victims of an airliner Libyan terrorists blew up over Scotland 20 years ago are appealing to British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald for information on any secret talks to release the convicted mastermind of the attack to Libya. "I have a great fear that your government may revisit promises made concerning the transfer of the convicted bomber back to Libya," Francis J. Duggan, president of Victims of Pan Am 103, said in a letter to Mr. Sheinwald on Friday. Mr. Duggan said he is concerned by newspaper reports that Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi might be included in a treaty between Britain and Libya to transfer other Libyan prisoners held in British jails to Libya. The treaty is expected to be considered by the British Parliament in April. [Washington Times] More
Tuesday, 17 February, 2009: LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 -- ExxonMobil Corp., dismissing the latest statements by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, said it is not concerned about remarks threatening to nationalize the Arab country's oil industry. Russell Bellis, ExxonMobil exploration director for Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, said he had no concerns over the threats and that the US firm could begin drilling for oil and gas in Libya this year. In March 2008, Libya's National Oil Corp. signed an exploration and production-sharing agreement with ExxonMobil for offshore Area 21. Under the agreement, ExxonMobil is committed to shooting 4,000 km of 2D seismic, 2,000 sq km of 3D seismic, and the drilling of one exploration well. [OGJ] More
Tuesday, 17 February, 2009: With discursive plans afoot for the reformation of the Libyan governance structure, the floating of oil and gas nationalization does not appear to raise too many eyebrows, Dominic Moran writes for ISN Security Watch. A draft of Libya's first constitution since the 1969 Green Revolution will be put to popular councils at month's end as the country looks to address domestic concerns regarding systemic governance dysfunction while negotiating its relationships to outside state and business partners. No details of the constitution draft were released in domestic media statements on its completion, following a three-year formulation process. However, significant moves to modify the political system and bureaucratic structure in a manner that, at least symbolically, promotes the initial revolutionary goals of resource control and diffusion of power can perhaps be expected. The nature of any future substantive changes remains moot. [ISN] More
رفيق : إذا كان النبيذ حراما .. فماذا نفعل بالأحاديث التي تـُحلـّـله؟!

د. مصطفى عبدالله : لماذا ينتصراليهود... وننهزم نحن؟

سالم محمد : في نقد العقل السياسي الليبي : عندما يتكدس رأس المال تحت خيمة

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : إلى الذين يفكرون فى العودة إلى جماهيرية القذافي!!

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (7)

Monday, 16 February, 2009: Tripoli, Libya -- Leader Moammar Kadafi on Saturday called on Libyans to endorse his proposal to dismantle the national government and give the country's oil wealth directly to its 5 million people. Kadafi has urged a sweeping revision of government bureaucracy, saying the whole Cabinet system should be dismantled to free Libyans from corruption and mismanagement. His plan has run into opposition from senior officials, who stand to lose their jobs in a government purge. "Do not be afraid to take directly the oil money and the responsibility to create the right government structures that further the interests of the people," Kadafi told representatives of the Basic People Congresses. [LA Times] More
Monday, 16 February, 2009: The Libyan Handball Team under 17 are participating in the 6th Mediterranean Tournament for Handball to be held in Tunisia during the period from 15- 22 of ongoing February. Teams of Egypt, Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, Montenegro, Portugal, Libya and the hosts Tunisians have been drawn into two groups where Group A includes teams of, Tunisia, Spain, Turkey, Montenegro and Italy, while group B consists teams of Libya, Egypt, France, Tunisia B, Cyprus. In each group, the first three placed teams will pass to the second stage of the tournament. [LJBC] More
Monday, 16 February, 2009: Libyan club Khaleej reached the second round of the Confederation Cup after brushing aside Prisons of Tanzania 4-0 in a first round, second leg tie on Saturday. Khaleej, based in the central Libyan city of Sirt, won the home game to qualify on a 6-0 aggregate. AS Vacoas of Mauritius also sealed their place in the second round thanks to a 1-0 win over AS Adema. [BBC] More
Monday, 16 February, 2009: A CITY architects' company has secured a £6.5million dairy project in Misurata, Libya. Mitchell Architects, in Stoke, has won the contract to build a new 6,500sq m building for Libyan firm Al-Naseem. Managing director Adrian Mitchell said he was ecstatic about the contract, which was a great example of the resilience of Plymouth firms during the recession, and worth shouting about as part of The Herald's Plymouth Bites Back campaign, launched last week. [This Is Plymouth] More
Monday, 16 February, 2009: Last week Libya launched the country’s first WiMAX data service available in the country’s biggest urban centers. Built by three leading telecommunications equipment makers, France’s Alcatel, and China’s ZTE and Huawei, this new WiMAX network is meant to accommodate more than a quarter million users. The service will be managed by Libya Telecom and Technology Corporation (LTT), the country’s primary Internet mobile services company. [North Africa Jpournal] More
( حبـّيتـك ) غـناء : أيمن الأعتر

جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : أطفال بنغازى مرّة أخرى

رمضان جربوع : الحراك السياسي في ليبيا قديما.. التيارات والمؤثرات

عاشور الورفلي : د. يوسف شاكير إنتصر عـلى المعارضة

Sunday, 15 February, 2009: ROME (Reuters) - Libya's sovereign wealth fund could acquire stakes in Italian banks, the fund's chairman was quoted saying in an Italian newspaper on Saturday, without specifying which banks or when any acquisitions might take place. Libyan Investment Authority Chairman Abdulhafid Zlitni also said that although talks on acquiring a stake in Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) had ended without agreement, Libya could be willing to restart negotiations in the future. "We had talks. The positions remained distant. But we're open to restarting negotiations,"Zlitni was quoted saying in an interview with Corriere della Sera.[Reuters] More
Sunday, 15 February, 2009: KALAMAZOO - At the urging of an uncle, then-17-year-old Khaled Mattawa's parents sent him from his native Libya to the United States in 1979. A year later, the political landscape in his home grew dangerous. Dissidents were being assassinated in Libya, controlled by Moammar Gadhafi. Mattawa had left a "highly nationalistic and oppressive" country and arrived in Louisiana, where he lived with his older brother, who was attending college. On Nov. 4, 1979, Islamist revolutionaries overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking Americans hostage and starting the 444-day Iranian hostage crisis. In 1981, Ronald Reagan became the 40th president, and the atmosphere for Arabs in America changed. [MLive] More
Sunday, 15 February, 2009: TRIPOLI, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Saturday called on Libyans to endorse his proposal to dismantle the government and give the oil wealth directly to the country's 5 million people. His plan to hand oil revenues directly to Libyans had run up against opposition from senior officials, who stand to lose their jobs in a government purge. Gaddafi wants to rid the state of what he says is entrenched and widespread corruption. Officials including Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi and Central Bank Governor Farhat Omar Bin Guidara had told Gaddafi in November the move could do long-term damage to the OPEC member country's economy. "Do not be afraid to take directly the oil money and the responsibility to create the right government structures that further the interests of the people," Gaddafi told representatives of Libya's Basic People Congresses (LBPCs). [Reuters] More
Sunday, 15 February, 2009: When he arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport alongside his mother and a contingent of security men, workers at the airport thought a Head of State had landed. With a black knit cap tugged down over his ears, Al Saadi Gaddafi — the third eldest son of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi — and First Lady Haifa were on a tour of Kenya. The two arrived in a private jet on January 30 with a delegation of more than 50 Libyan businessmen and politicians. Waiting to ferry them to their hotels was a helicopter. Libyan Acting Ambassador to Kenya Hisham Ali Shariff said the two were in the country for more than a week as ordinary tourists. During their one-week stay, they visited various resorts. [East Standard] More
قورينا : محمّد ‮"‬ابن شهيد الواجب الدبلوماسي الليبي‮‬‮ عمّار ضو" : لم ‮ ‬يحرّكنا أحد‮.. ‬  قورينا : المفتري العام

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (11)

فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : أنت الأيدز!!

Saturday, 14 February, 2009: LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - OPEC has all options open for its March 15 meeting in Vienna to set oil output policy, including a further cut in production, Libya's top oil official said on Thursday. The comments add to indications that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries may lower oil output for a fourth time since September to prop up prices which have collapsed by more than $100 a barrel. "We will look at the market in more detail in March," Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, told Reuters by telephone. "All options are open, including a cut." Oil CLc1 has fallen below $35 a barrel from a record near $150 in July as a deepening recession erodes demand. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 14 February, 2009: A Libyan delegation accompanied by top executives from Italian bank Mediobanca held talks on Libyan investment in Italy with senior Italian government officials on Thursday, two sources close to the matter told Reuters. The meeting at Prime Minister Berlusconi's residence in Rome included Italian Economy Minister Guilio Tremonti, Berlusconi's top aide Gianni Letta, Mediobanca Chairman Cesare Geronzi and CEO Alberto Nagel, Reuters reported on Thursday quoting unidentified sources. Libya's Planning Secretary Abdulhafid Zlitni, who is also the chairman of Libya's $65 billion sovereign wealth fund Libyan Investment Authority, is on a trip to Rome and was scheduled to hold various meetings. [Tripoli Post] More
Saturday, 14 February, 2009: NIAMEY, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Niger will seize a majority stake in the country's main fixed-line phone company and its former mobile subsidiary from a Sino-Libyan consortium which the government says has reneged on its obligations, a minister said. The renationalisation of the 51 percent stakes in fixed line firm Sonitel and mobile operator Sahel Com would end a dispute between the West African country and the Dataport consortium, which includes China's state-owned ZTE Corp. "The privatisation of Sonitel and its subsidiary Sahel Com is a failure. Therefore, at zero hours on Feb. 19, Dataport will no longer be a shareholder in Sonitel or Sahel Com," Mohamed Ben Omar, communications minister and government spokesman, told state television. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 14 February, 2009: President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to lead a delegation to Libya soon to strengthen bilateral and friendly relationship between the two countries, government sources said yesterday. The visit was scheduled for next week but there has not been any confirmation on the dates as yet. This is the first visit President Rajapaksa will be undertaking to Libya during his tenure as the President after an official invitation was extended to him by the Libyan government late last year. He is expected to hold talks with Libyan President Mohammed Al Ghadafi and several other senior government ministers and officials. “President Rajapaksa has assured the Libyan President that he will do everything possible to maintain the friendship. [Daily Mirror] More
Saturday, 14 February, 2009: Domestic oil giant PKN Orlen is interested in huge oil fields in Libya, and could acquire concession rights from the Ukrainian Naftogaz. Confidential negotiations have been in progress for the past year, and according to Piotr Kownacki, the head of the Presidential Chancellery and the former CEO of Orlen, "these concessions are worth a sin. “He added that the oil corporation can count on support from Lech Kaczyński on this issue. Naftogaz has access to oil deposits in Libya which amount to almost 110 million tons of the resource. It cannot, however, afford to exploit them. [WBJ] More
Saturday, 14 February, 2009: LAST week, Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi was elected chairman of the African Union (AU). Gadaffi ascended to this position through a series of political maneuvers – not least of all was getting himself crowned Africa’s King of Kings. This has left many Africa watchers scratching their heads. The Libyan big man has made no secret about his desire to unify the continent and if his dream materialises in his lifetime, he has not been shy to signal his intention to lead this new super nation. Every African leader has a variation of the same script for the unification of African and none will be seen to oppose the ideal. However, Gadaffi’s plan has come up against strong opposition, initially spearheaded by former South African president, Thabo Mbeki, and now increasingly by our own President Yoweri Museveni. [The New Vision] More
د. سعدون السويح : نجوم الفقيه تغني في نيويورك

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (6)

سليم الرقعي : الشرعية الثورية وحق الفيتو!؟

Friday, 13 February, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) — Hamas supremo Khaled Meshaal met on Thursday with Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi and thanked him for his support during Israel's devastating war on Gaza, JANA official news agency reported. Meshaal "praised Libya for its political support and the Libyan people for their assistance to their brothers in the Gaza Strip," the agency said. Kadhafi was one of the most outspoken critics of Israel's three-week onslaught against Hamas, the Islamist movement which controls Gaza. [AFP] More
Friday, 13 February, 2009: U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said Thursday the U.S. was "deeply disappointed" by the U.N. Security Council's failure to reach unanimous agreement on a statement condemning the escalating civilian losses in Sudan's Darfur region. Libya blocked the 15-nation council this week from issuing a presidential statement,which carries less weight than a binding resolution but still has heft because of int'l consensus. "We're really quite deeply disappointed that the Security Council after over a week of effort couldn't reach consensus on a clear presidential statement that would have condemned the increased bloodshed in Darfur". [AP] More
Friday, 13 February, 2009: ROME, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Libya has agreed to set up a joint fund with Italian bank Mediobanca (MDBI.MI) to invest in Italian companies, Libya's planning minister and chairman of the country's investment authority said. Abdulhafid Zlitni said nothing had been signed yet but that the deal had been agreed in principle. He said the fund was likely to be between $250 million and $500 million in size and that it would consider investments in distressed companies. Zlitni cited pharmaceutical, information technology and real estate as among the sectors of interest. A spokeswoman for Mediobanca declined comment. [Reuters] More
Friday, 13 February, 2009: ROME, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Libya's sovereign wealth fund is worth more than $65 billion at present but has only up to 23 percent of its available cash funneled into investments, the fund's chairman said. Speaking to reporters after a dinner in Rome on Thursday, Libyan Investment Authority Chairman Abdulhafid Zlitni said the fund had less than 10 percent of its portfolio invested in Italy -- where it has bought stakes in oil company Eni and UniCredit. The fund had a positive, albeit small, return on its investment in 2008, after a roughly 15 percent return on investment in 2007, Zlitni said. Though the fund recently invested in Italian bank UniCredit, Zlitni said he found the banking sector not as attractive as other sectors. [Reuters] More
Friday, 13 February, 2009: (ANSAmed) - PARIS, FEBRUARY 12 - Hostility shown by Ahmed Ibrahim, leader of the Revolutionary Committee Old Guard, towards the reformist projects of Seif el Islam Gaddafi, the Libyan leader's son and protégé, has finally given way to satisfaction for the work of the 37-year-old. This is what the weekly Jeune Afrique affirms, highlighting that "this paves the way to solidifying political reforms, including the project for a constitution that government and Anglo-Saxon experts have been working on since December". Seif el Islam, according to the publication, wants to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of his father's rise to power on September 1 with the adoption of a fundamental law which will make Libya a country governed by the rule of law and will lay down mechanisms for the election of a head of state. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 13 February, 2009: KATHMANDU, Feb 12: In an attempt to explore new labor destinations and to lower high concentration of Nepali workforce in a select few countries, the government has approached Libya in north Africa for the employment to Nepali job seekers. Minister for Labor and Transport Management, Lekh Raj Bhatta, wrote a letter on Monday to Maatouq Mohammed Maatouq, his Libyan counterpart, requesting the African country to provide employment opportunities to Nepali youths in the booming infrastructure sectors there. “Nepal is eager to supply its labor force, which is praised for their sincerity and hard working habits. [Republica]More
عيسى عبدالقيوم : خلـّوا بينها وبين العقل

التضامن لحقوق الإنسان : بيان بخصوص طلب الإفراج عن الدكتور محمد بوسدرة

د. محمد بالروين : من العلاقات الدولية

فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : عالم الأديان وعالم الجان

Thursday, 12 February, 2009: Libya's leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, wants to include the Caribbean in a group of African nations. In a speech in Tripoli to celebrate his new post as chairman of the African Union (AU), Gaddafi said he would like a United States of Africa to include "Caribbean islands with African populations". He has suggested that the region's countries should join the AU and become a bridge between Africa and Latin America. Gaddafi made specific reference to Haiti, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.[Caribbean 360]More
Thursday, 12 February, 2009: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's comment that the country may nationalize its oil sector has "raised some eyebrows" among international oil firms, but there has been little indication that such action is imminent, a U.S. diplomat in the North African nation said Tuesday. In a Jan. 21 video linkup with students at Georgetown University in Washington, Gadhafi suggested that slumping oil prices may push oil producing nations to nationalize their energy sectors in a bid to maximize revenues from their key resource. The comment took many in the industry by surprise, coming at a time when Libya is emerging from a sanctions-induced economic vortex and looking to woo international investments. [Sun Herald] More
Thursday, 12 February, 2009: Uruguay started the stronger of the two sides, and threatened the Libya goal early on in the match. After much pressure, Uruguay went ahead through Villarreal midfielder Sebastian Eguren, who beat Libya goalkeeper Samir Aboud with a close range finish. Oscar Tabarez's side continued to look dangerous, but wasted a number of good opportunities to extend their lead. They paid the penalty, as Libya drew level in the 31st minute with a wonder strike from Mohamed Esnani. The midfielder beat Fabian Carini with an unstoppable half volley. The goal seemed to inspire Libya, who tried to inflict heavy pressure. [Goal] More
Thursday, 12 February, 2009: Amongst the topics discussed yesterday by the French Transport minister, Dominique Bussereau and his Libyan colleague Mabrook, as well as the Secretary-General of the General Peoplés Congress, Al Mahmoudi, were the improvements to be made to the procedures for granting visit visas to French citizens in Libya and Libyans in France and to the cooperation between the two nations in transport, infrastructure, communications and the railway industries. The French minister arrived in Libya three days ago with a technical delegation to take part in the sixth Libyan-French Economic Conference. [ANSAmed] More
تعازي إلى آل عبيد    تعازي إلى آل الفلاح

الحياة : مسرحية لأحمد ابراهيم الفقيه تحاكي «في انتظار غودو»    رويترز : اوباما والقذافي قد يلتقيان في قمة الثماني

عاشور الورفلي : دعوة لإعادة النظر فى قانون العقوبات الليبي

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (10)

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر ( الجزء 3 ـ الحلقة 7 )

Wednesday, 11 February, 2009: Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Total SA, Europe’s third-largest oil company, agreed to reduce its share of production from two oil ventures in Libya to take into account last year’s surge in crude prices to a record. Total Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie and Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of National Oil Corp., signed an accord in Tripoli yesterday, the Libyan state-run energy company said today in a statement on its Web site. “The accord changes the contractual terms in the field of al-Mabrouk and the offshore al-Jurf field to reflect the increase in oil prices that happened between 2006 and 2008”. [Bloomberg] More
Wednesday, 11 February, 2009: ROME, Feb 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could meet in July at a Group of Eight summit in Sardinia where, according to diplomats from the host country Italy, Gaddafi will represent the African Union. If Obama and Gaddafi's presence were confirmed at the part of the summit that is due to include African leaders, it would be the first meeting between Gaddafi and a U.S. president. But it was unclear how keen the U.S. and other G8 members are on Gaddafi's presence. Some G8 diplomats said they were unaware a final list of participants had been discussed. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 11 February, 2009: It took Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi just six days in his new job as chairman of the African Union to outrage the continent. Addressing journalists at the end of an African Union summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the new A.U. chief opined, "Coups are fine so long as they are staged peacefully. Coups and rebellions are spontaneous events that cannot be controlled." Just for good measure, Gaddafi (who seized power in Libya as a young military officer in 1969) added that Africa's tribalism meant democracy could not work and then excused piracy off Somalia as "self-defense." He also revived his plan to create a "United States of Africa." African reaction was swift and unfavorable. "Under Gaddafi, Africa Could Explode," concluded a headline in the Nation, one of Kenya's main national newspapers. [Time] More
Wednesday, 11 February, 2009: TRIPOLI: The European Union offered Libya €20 million Tuesday to help cope with growing illegal migration, the EU external relations commissioner said. Border patrols and coastal radar have made it harder for illegal migrants to enter Spain from Morocco and tens of thousands are trying to reach Europe farther east. The number arriving in Italy by boat rose by 75 percent last year to 36,900, according to the Italian Interior Ministry. Italy agreed with Libya this month to carry out joint maritime patrols and improve deportation procedures. "The flocks of migrants reaching Libya and the European Union are of course a cause of common concern," the EU external relations commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, said in Tripoli. [IHT] More
Wednesday, 11 February, 2009: The United Kingdom circulated a draft Darfur statement Tuesday afternoon in the Security Council. Libya immediately denounced it, for failing to include a suggested paragraph noting the African Union's call on the Council to suspend the International Criminal Court's proceedings against Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir. A Libya delegate told Inner City Press that Uganda and Burkina Faso are solidly behind the paragraph, but that Russia and China had been surprisingly quiet in the consultations. [ICP] More
Wednesday, 11 February, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, FEBRAURY 10 - About 1,000 Libyans per year including students, professionals, tourism workers, and government employees, study the Italian language at the Italian Cultural Institute of the Italian Embassy in Tripoli. "We offer students courses adhering to the European standard of foreign language certification thanks to agreements with Italian universities like the one in Perugia", said Ondina Baradel, a worker at the cultural institute. Despite efforts, they are not able to satisfy demand; there are long waiting lists, and the few classrooms and teachers are not enough. "Funding is insufficient, and it decreases year by year, and we are also suffering the effects of the economic crisis that Italy is going through," lamented Pietro Roselli, the director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Tripoli. [ANSAmed] More
أبو أحمد : مسلسل بلا نهاية

الأجدابي : قصيدة صوتية "وين ما إكثر الزّر تم إيعوّي... ما سبع يبْقا!!"

نداء صبري عياد : ثقافة الخوف السياسي

Ghoma: Obama And The Middle East

Tuesday, 10 February, 2009: MILAN, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Libya's central bank will fill half of a 500 million euro ($645.5 million) gap in bank UniCredit SpA's (CRDI.MI) 3 billion euro capital raising measures, newspapers reported on Monday. Shareholders Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino (CRT) and Carimonte Holding will also take up about 230 million euros of the shortfall, Il Messaggero newspaper said. A spokesman for UniCredit had no immediate comment. The CariVerona foundation, the top shareholder in UniCredit with just over 6 percent, said on Friday it would abstain from the capital raising measure at UniCredit, Italy's number two bank by market value. The move left a 500 million euro shorfall in the capital raising measures. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 10 February, 2009: TRIPOLI, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Norwegian fertiliser maker Yara (YAR.OL) sealed a joint venture deal worth $225 million with Libya on Monday, taking a 50 percent stake in a complex producing urea and ammonia in the north African country, the company said. The venture, which helps Libya diversify an economy heavily reliant on oil and gas exports, was agreed last July and involves the upgrade of the facility as well as production and marketing. Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Libyan Investment Authority each retain 25 percent of the company, named Libyan Norwegian Fertiliser Company (Lifeco), while Yara's Gianni Paci becomes its chief executive. "NOC transfers to Lifeco the existing Marsa El Brega fertilizer assets, valued at $225 million, while Yara contributes to Lifeco the corresponding value in cash," Yara said. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 10 February, 2009: Just how close is the friendship between Eritrea tyrant Isias Afawarki and Libya tyrant Colonel Muammar Gaddafi? Well, it is as close as it could physically be (no pun intended). I mean there was a lot of holding hands and bear hugs (no pun intended again). They took a leisurely walk along the beautiful shores of the Eritrean red sea port of Massawa holding hands and gave each other a bear hug upon arrival and departure! Nothing known about firm hand shakes, though? It looked like as if this were a case of two people that had so much in common for so long who had met again for the first time after missing each other for a very very long time ! They appeared to be inseparable! Reportedly, 'Brother Leader Muammar Al-Khadafi' was in Eritrea over the weekend, 6-8 Feb., on a working visit following the conclusion of AU summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he was elected the year's chairman of the organization. [Eritrea Daily] More
د. فتحي الفاضلي : من ضحايا الارهاب : جبريل عبدالرازق الدينالي

سعيد الناوي : ماذا لو كان مذنباً...

سالم محمد : الرمز في العقل السياسي الليبي الحديث

PJM : Qaddafi’s Dirty Joke on the NY Times?    الشرق الأوسط : القذافي يخطط لزيارة الولايات المتحدة

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (5)

Monday, 9 February, 2009: When the recently concluded African Union summit of heads of state and government elected Muammar Gaddafi as its chairman, it seemed an odd choice given the Libyan leader’s suppression of dissenting voices within his own country and his liaison with all manner of armed militia groups. In reality, this was the culmination of an internal struggle to define the extent of the AU’s reach into the internal affairs of its member states. Since 2005, when the idea of a United States of Africa was first mooted by Libya, there has been a running tension between those who would prefer to have a gradual and considered transition towards a Union Government of Africa and those who want to do it right away. [The East African] More
Monday, 9 February, 2009: Davo City - Over 100 Muslim religious leaders from around the country gathered here yesterday for the start of a two-day Islamic consultative forum on peace and unity, sponsored by the Libya-based World Islamic Call Society (WICS). Forum organizers said they have invited National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales and Libyan People’s Bureau (Embassy) Chargé d’ Affaires Sadek A.S. Osman as two of the featured speakers. WICS, based in Tripoli, Libya, and headed in the Philippines by its representative, Secretary Muhammad Elballushi, is an international humanitarian and charitable agency with diplomatic status and has offices in the world’s key cities, including in Manila. [MB] More
Monday, 9 February, 2009: Three suspected members of a terror cell with links to al-Qaeda are being sought in the Midlands. The alleged jihadists, who all have joint Libyan/British citizenship, have been placed on Interpol's Most Wanted list over claims they funded terror plots for Osama Bin Laden. The international police force has made the men subject to a Red Notice - the highest level of arrest warrant - and have traced them to areas in and around Birmingham. Abd'rabbah Ghuma, 51, Abdulbaqi Mohammed Khaled, 51, and Mohammed Benhammedi, 42, also appear on a United Nation's list of Al Qaida associates. Khaled and Benhammedi are accused of being key terror financiers, while Ghuma is accused of being involved in transferring cash and travel documents to Middle East terror cells. [The Telegraph] More
Monday, 9 February, 2009: Tripoli, Libya - Some 10,230 doctors, including 8,612 Libyans and 1,618 foreigners, work in Libya, representing an average of 17 doctors for every 10,000 citizens, the Libyan general popular committee for health said in a report published on Sunday in Tripoli. The report said there were also 1,105 dentists, including of 987 Libyans and 114 foreigners, representing an average of 2 dentists for every 10,000 citizens. According to the report, Libya has 96 hospitals with 20,289 beds. [PANA] More
Monday, 9 February, 2009: Uruguay coaching staff led by Oscar Washington Tabarez took a flight to Tripoli, venue of the friendly game against Libya on Wednesday ahead of the South American Qualifiers. Uruguay coaching staff plus of the 21 players summoned for next friendly game against Libya to be held on February 11 took a flight to Tripoli on Saturday. Oscar Washington Tabarez summoned 21 players performing abroad, so most of them will join the coaching staff from their respective leagues. The coach and Estudiantes La Plata defender Juan Manuel Diaz went to Libya (stop over on Sao Paulo and Roma). [Sports YA] More
Monday, 9 February, 2009: How could they tell him no? Muammar Gadaffi, resplendent in the gold brocade robes that he probably made from his mother's curtains and wearing his usual bug-eye sunglasses, was urging all the other African leaders to join him in creating the United States of Africa. The world's oldest teenager had just been made chairman of the African Union, and this was his Big Idea. The African presidents and prime ministers heard him out patiently - which took some time, for Gadaffi, who has ruled Libya for the past forty years, is used to people hearing him out patiently at quite some length. If they are Libyans, they then say “Yes, sir. Excellent idea,” so his expectations in this department have also grown over the years. The other African leaders were not going to say that, and indeed some of them had been reluctant to let Gaddafi become the head of the African Union. It was North Africa's turn this year, so it was awkward to say no. [New Vision] More
تعازي إلى آل اقليصة والمنقوش

محمد بن احميدة : كن كما عرفناك "أسدا" يازائدي!

الإجدابي : سوف نحيا.. ويحي الوطن..

رفيق : سؤال لعـُلماء المسلمين : إذا كـُنـّا نؤمن ـ فعلا ـ بأنـّه لا يصيبنا إلا ما كتب الله لنا.. فلماذ نلوم اسرائيل؟!

Ali al-Ferjani: Shame On The African Union Leaders

أسعد العقيلي : من ذاكرة الحزن والضباب

رجب الشلطامي : وغابت الميزانية السنوية

عاشور الورفلي : د. أم العز / رمضان جربوع.. حراك سياسى واعى ومتميز

فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : ولن ترضى عـنك!

Sunday, 8 February, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has told African Union commissioners and senior staff that he may consider more salary increments and allowances to motivate staff for speedy realisation of United States of Africa. Gaddafi held a closed door short briefing with African Union commissioners and directors on Thursday urging for support from AU officials to achieve a union government. Gaddafi notified AU officials that he was willing to motivate staff and respond to any demand related to their salaries. After the election of Gaddafi, AU commissioners and staff were boosted by up to 25 per cent in salary increments. [The Citizen] More
Sunday, 8 February, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Two million years ago a river ran parallel to the Nile, from Chad to a big lagoon in the Gulf of Sirte in Libya, and with now extinct animals living nearby. The origins of mankind could be found along this river which brought water and life. But the search for answers by archaeologists and palaeontologists could be made impossible by the unregulated search for new oilfields in Libya. The head of the Libyan Department of Archaeology, Professor Juma Anag, has issued a warning to the oil companies and the government, saying that "the unregulated search for new oilfields may destroy findings from the dawn of the world". He added that Libya can shed light on history, through its thousands of square kilometres which tell the story of 35 million years of evolution. But archaeologists and scientists say that indiscriminate drilling could shatter any dream of ever finding more answers to questions about early humans. [ANSAmed] More
Sunday, 8 February, 2009: Kigali - At the just concluded African Union summit, once again, the romanticised idea of a United States of Africa, trumpeted by the Libya's strongman Muammar al-Gaddhafi, now AU chairman, got some valuable airtime. It is not a new idea. Kwame Nkrumah, at the attainment of Ghanaian independence championed the idea of the "USA" as a restoration of Africa's might against the colonial demarcation of the continent into artificial bits and pieces. He himself did not rule long enough before he fell to Africa's chronic political problem of military coups which in some circles was said to be partly a result of western powers' unease of his pan-African ideologies. [The New Times] More
رمضان جربوع : قدماء متشبثون بالمال والسلطة؟ ... لقد سئمنا!

فتحي العريبي : لقطة ورد غطاها : (6) شنـّتان ومعرقه

فرج بوالعشة : غزة والامبراطور الأسود..!!

Saturday, 7 February, 2009: The just completed African Union summit in Addis Ababa was partly a celebration of the continent's achievements, and partly a reminder of how deeply it remains troubled by wars, poverty and flawed leadership. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the African Union summit, as did the heads of international financial institutions and as many as 25 other heads of state and government. But they were all upstaged by the golden-robed Libyan leader Moamar Gadhafi, hailed by supporters as 'the king of kings' as he was sworn in as AU chairman for the coming year. The opening sessions were all business, presided over by the outgoing chairman, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete in his finely tailored suit. [VOA] More
Saturday, 7 February, 2009: As the curtain came down on the 12th General Assembly of the African Union on Wednesday, newly elected chairman of the continental body, Muammar Gaddafi, chided his peers for their "ethnic" greed and political chauvinism that prevents them from federating. His displeasure was a product of his failure to whip the 28 heads of state who attended the summit, billed as a decisive moment towards the political integration of the continent, into The chastisement drew the wrath of the inflated ego of his erstwhile comrades-in-arms, including Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. He blasted the Libyan leader for attempting to return Africa to the era of serfdom, kingdoms and tribal chiefs. [East Standard] More
Saturday, 7 February, 2009: VENICE, Italy, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Libyan sovereign funds have still not bought more than 2 percent of Eni SpA (ENI.MI: Quote, Profile, Research), Foreign Affairs minister Franco Frattini said, two months after the country's ambassador said it would buy when prices were attractive. Frattini added that Italy's government wanted to examine investments by sovereign funds in the country's companies. "Our strategic committee, which works on this, wants to evaluate not just Libya but all sovereign funds (their) possible interest in the sectors (they) like most: infrastructure, transport and tourism," Frattini said on the sidelines of a business conference. In December, the Italian government, which owns 30 percent of Eni, and Libya announced Tripoli's interest in acquiring a stake in the oil group, but did not specify the timing or size of a stake. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 7 February, 2009: European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner travels to Tripoli on February 9 and 10 where she will meet representatives of the Libyan government, the European Commission said. Discussions will review the progress in developing EU-Libya relations since negotiations for an EU-Libya Framework Agreement started last November. While in Tripoli, Ferrero-Waldner will open the second round of negotiations on the agreement. The visit will also launch the programming of EU financial co-operation with Libya for the years up to 2013, the EC said. Before leaving for Tripoli, Ferrero-Waldner said: "Libya has the potential to become a key partner for the EU. [Sofia Echo] More
Saturday, 7 February, 2009: Feb. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Total SA, Europe’s third-biggest oil company, said output has resumed at Libya’s offshore al-Jurf oilfield, where 45,000 barrels a day of production were halted in April after a drilling accident. There will be a “gradual resumption in production” from the field after it was stopped for “safety reasons,” Total spokesman Kevin Church said by telephone today. Output was shut in after equipment drilling the B-18 gas- injection well ran off course and damaged the B-12 production well, Total, the operator, has said. Gas injection helps increase the oilfield’s yield. The al-Jurf deposit is located 100 kilometers (62 miles) off western Libya at a depth of 90 meters (295 feet). National Oil Corp. has a 50 percent stake, Total holds 37.5 percent and Wintershall AG, a unit of BASF SE, owns 12.5 percent. [Bloomberg] More
Saturday, 7 February, 2009: (Reuters) - Libya, a popular departure point for African migrants trying to reach Europe, signed a deal with Italy on Wednesday to set up joint patrols to curb the numbers crossing by sea, state news agency Jana said. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government took office in May pledging to stem illegal immigration and Italian officials have criticised Libya for failing to live up to previous pacts to help intercept boats crammed with migrants. Jana said the new accord signed by the interior ministers of the two countries would energise efforts to stop illegal migrants sailing from Libya's coast into Italy. The accord would complete what it called a previous technical deal reached in 2007 to combat illegal migration, terrorism and crime.[Reuters]More
موسى عبدالكريم : أحمد إبراهيم.. من الإجرام إلى الكذب

ا ف ب : مسودة مشروع الدستور الليبي تعلن في نهاية فبراير الجاري

عيسى عبدالقيوم : متفرقات جمعها دفتري (9)

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (4)

Friday, 6 February, 2009: AU chairman Muammar Gaddafi has said that his priority will be to claim colonial compensation and to limit the power of Western nations. The Libyan leader further said he believed that piracy was a way of counter defence against the greedy Western nations. Col Gaddafi expressed the sentiments Thursday morning when he paid his first day official visit to African Union head quarter in Addis Ababa. He addressed AU officials and staff. Col Gaddafi wore a colourful shirt decorated with Africa Union founding fathers portraits including Tanzanian Julius Nyerere, Ethiopian Haile Selassie, Kenyan Jomo Kenyatta. [Nation] More
Friday, 6 February, 2009: (AGI) - Rome, Feb. 5 - After the ratification in Parliament of the Treaty of friendship, partnership and cooperation between Italy and Libya "no there is nothing that will stop" Muammar Gaddafi from visiting Italy, said Libya's FM Abdulrahman Shalgam. "I can't give you a date" he added [AGI] More
Friday, 6 February, 2009: Libya is set to unveil a draft constitution this month, a local TV station reported on Thursday. "The government committee in charge of outlining the national accord or constitution has finished the legal aspect of the draft," said Al-Libiya, which has ties to Moamer Gathafi's reformist son and heir-apparent Seif al-Islam. "It will be announced at the end of February, when it will be presented to the People's Congress," which acts as parliament in Libya, it added. Libya said in December that a government panel would start drawing up the country's first constitution since the 1969 coup that brought Gathafi to power. [MEONL] More
Friday, 6 February, 2009: If you want to understand why shareholders are upset with Petro-Canada, look beyond the floundering stock price. Consider, as a starting point, the ramblings of Moammar Gadhafi. Libya's strongman is tamer than he used to be, but he hasn't lost his ability to confuse and frustrate – as he did two weeks ago when he floated the idea of nationalizing the oil industry as a response to crude's price crash. This left several Western oil companies scrambling, including Petrocan, which only last summer cut Libya's state oil company a $500-million (U.S.) cheque as a down-payment on a new deal that will see the Calgary company invest nearly $5-billion there. In the euphemistic language of Bay Street, this is called “political risk,” even though most students of Gadhafism don't take the threat very seriously. [The Globe and Mail] More
بوابة ليبيا : لماذا فشلت الإدارة     بانوراما ليبيا : منسق عام مكتب الاتصال يلتقى بالفاعليات الثقافية

فتح الله بزيو : فى رثاء الفقيد الراحل الدكتور احمد بوشيحه

Thursday, 5 February, 2009: The new African Union (AU) chairman, Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, has said that multi-party democracy in Africa leads to bloodshed. Speaking at the AU summit in Ethiopia, Col Gaddafi said Africa was essentially tribal and political parties became tribalised, which led to bloodshed. He concluded the best model for Africa was his own country, where opposition parties are not allowed. Analysts say the AU is in for an interesting year under Col Gaddafi. The BBC's Mark Doyle, at the AU summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, says many may wonder what direction the 53-member organisation will take... [BBC] More
Thursday, 5 February, 2009: Kigali - Libya has entered the race to host the next edition of the African Youth Championship in 2011, Times Sport has established. Cecafa's Nicholas Musonye, who has been working as Caf media official for the 16th African Youth Champ., Rwanda 2009 said over the weekend that the Confederation of African Football will discuss the hosts this week in Lagos, Nigeria but confirmed that Libya had shown interest to host the next biennial event. "Libya is the only country which was interested in hosting the 2011 African Youth Championship. "The host nation will be decided by Caf next week (this week). [All Africa] More
Thursday, 5 February, 2009: Reports from Addis Ababa indicate that Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has clashed with Libyan Leader Col. Muamar Gadaffi who was yesterday elected Chairman of the African Union over the use of cultural leaders to push for Africa’s integration. The two leaders were debating on the proposed African Union Authority at the conclusion of the three day AU summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Gadaffi who is pushing for the fast tracking of an African political federation has been facilitating and using cultural leaders across the continent to mobilize their followers to campaign for a one government for Africa in order to achieve real African unity. But Museveni is reported to have interjected Gadaffi’s contributions. [UGPulse] More
Thursday, 5 February, 2009: Ismael Habesh, a 38-year-old Libyan has been charged in court with the hold-ups in Swieqi and Qawra early last Sunday. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody. The police also accused him of stealing a silver Toyota Land Cruiser which was used in the hold-ups in Swieqi. It was later found in Mosta. Informed sources said the police are looking for another two people in connection with the hold-ups. Mr Habesh was also accused of illegal possession of a weapon and being a relapser. [Times Of Malta] More
Thursday, 5 February, 2009: Q & A with Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi : Q) You attended Davos at a time where a political row between Libya and Switzerland is still taking place; does your attendance [of the forum in Switzerland] mean that you have a different point of view? A) No, no…the relations are as they were, and there have been no developments in [solving] the problem. Q) I am talking about Libya cutting ties with Switzerland while you are present there [in Davos, Switzerland]. What does this mean? A) It does not mean anything. I have no [official] connection to the Libyan state, whether it cuts ties or not, this is its [Libya's] affair and has nothing to do with me. Q) Your organization, the Gaddafi Int'l Charity and Development Foundation [GICDF] released a statement regarding the arrest of one of your former assistants, Dr. Juma Ataiga [President for the Society of Human Rights of GICDF]. Does this represent a blow to your efforts for reform? [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
Thursday, 5 February, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Tripoli, Feb. 4 - Interior Minister Roberto Maroni has signed the implementation protocol in Tripoli of the Collaboration agreement between Italy and Libya from December 2007 against illegal immigration. "Today" Maroni told ANSA "we have taken an important step forward. This is the start of the technical stage of the project, next week an Italian-Libyan unit will be formed for joint patrols". Maroni was received this morning by Foreign Minister Abdurrahman Shalgam and Interior Minister Naser al Mabruk, and the Chief of Navy staff, who were pleased with the ratification of the Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation Treaty between the two countries yesterday in Senate. "It's a new page in the relation between Libya and Italy" said Maroni, "not only for the fight against illegal immigration, but for collaboration in all fields". [ANSAmed] More
الأنقاذ : خلوة النجع     فيلادلفيا : لماذا ينتحر هؤلاء؟     اذاعة هولندا : ليبيا تشهد موجة اعتقالات

التجمع الجمهوري : ترحيب وتضامن

د. محمد المقريف : انقلاب بقيادة مخبر ( الجزء 3 ـ الحلقة 6 )

د. مصطفى الزائدي : إلى بن حميدة.. وانتمورا وآخرين..

الشرق الأوسط : سيف الإسلام القذافي : لا يمكن للدولة أن تتمحور حول شخص واحد

عاشور الورفلي : الخيانة وجهة نظر.. ردًا على رسالة بوقعيقيص إلى أوباما

Wednesday, 4 February, 2009: President Muammar Gaddafi whose public statements have had the potential of worsening the delicate Muslim-Christian relations in Africa was on Monday elected chairman of the African Union (AU). The Libyan leader replaces Tanzania's Jakaya Kikwete in the one-year-term position that is held on a rotational basis by a head of state from Africa's four regions. His pet subject is greater African unity. "I shall continue to insist that our sovereign countries work to achieve the United States of Africa," Gaddafi said in his inaugural speech, but admitted that African leaders were "not near to a settlement" on the issue. Gaddafi, on his 40th year in power, has for the past decade pushed the unity agenda, but without sensitivity to the continent's religious reality. Christianity and Islam are Africa's main religions. [Catholic Information Service for Africa] More
Wednesday, 4 February, 2009: Libya has agreed to grant jobs to 100,000 Sri Lankans this year. Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the related agreements had already been signed.. Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said 2009 should be transformed into an year of accepting challenges helping the youth to move forward with confidence. The President would be visiting Libya shortly. In April, May and June, 100,000 Sri Lankans would be found jobs in several sectors. The Minister observed that alternatives are being sought by joining the countries which can surmount the economic crisis. The Minister revealed this at the presentation of certificates to 150 young men and women who will be taking up jobs in South Korea after training. [ITN] More
Wednesday, 4 February, 2009: Tripoli, Libya - As part of its fight against the unemployment of young graduates, Libya has pegged the retirement age of its workers, with men leaving service at 65 and women 60, official sources told PANA Monday. The decision was contained in a circular by the Secretary of the Libyan General People's Committee for Labour, Training, and Employment, Maatoug Mohamed Maatoug, to Libyan public companies and foreign companies in Libya, which he enjoined to retire their staff members who ought to be retired. The new measure has already taken effect. Maatoug also charged the Labour Inspectorate of the Libyan General People's Comm ittee for Labour, Training and Employment, to take a census of all retired persons who are currently working with a view to passing on their jobs to the unemployed. [PANA] More
Wednesday, 4 February, 2009: Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) - A Greek statue of a young man from the third century BC was identified by the Swiss Federal Office for Culture as one stolen in Libya in 1981. The statue was brought to the attention of the office by a dealer who suspected it might be stolen, and he handed it over to the Libyan ambassador in Bern after it was identified. It is considered a perfect example of the late classical period and may have been a votive statue of a young athlete, linked to the Phoenician god Echmun of Sidon. Switzerland in 2005 adopted a Transfer of Cultural Property act that requires anyone shipping cultural property in and out of the country to ensure that that the goods have not been stolen at some point. [GenevaLunch] More
Wednesday, 4 February, 2009: (ANSAmed) - ROME, FEBRUARY 3 - The Senate assembly has given the final go ahead for the approval of the treaty of friendship, collaboration and partnership between Italy and Libya signed in Benghazi on August 30 2009 by Prime Minister Berlusconi and Libyan leader Gaddafi. The bill was approved with the same text accepted by the Chamber of Deputies on January 21 2008. There were 232 votes in favour (from the PDL and the Northern League, centre right parties in the ruling majority and the PD, the main opposition party), and 22 votes against (IDV and UDC, smaller opposition parties and some dissenting senators elected as part of the PD list). There were 12 abstentions. [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 4 February, 2009: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Moammar Gadhafi of Libya was elected Monday as leader of the African Union, a position long sought by the eccentric dictator who wants to push his oil-rich nation into the international mainstream after years of isolation. Gadhafi, once ostracized by the West for sponsoring terrorism, has been trying to increase both Libya's global stature and its regional influence — mediating African conflicts, sponsoring efforts to spread Islam on the continent and pushing for the creation of a single African government. Still, some African leaders offered tepid praise for the choice of the strongman who grabbed power in a 1969 coup. Rights groups called him a poor model for Africa at a time when democratic gains are being reversed in countries such as Mauritania and Guinea. [AP] More
رابطة المثقفين والكتّاب الليبيين : بيان

بوزيد لهلالي : من أطلق هذه النكتة السخيفة؟

فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : من يخالف مشيئة الله؟!

محمد قدري الخوجة : دستور البديل الدّيمقراطي الرّاشد!!

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (3)

Tuesday, 3 February, 2009: Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi took over the chairmanship of the African Union on Monday, vowing to create a continental government despite strong opposition among other heads of state. Summit leaders at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa hailed the newest member of their exclusive club, a Muslim cleric selected days ago as Somalia's president. Sheikh Sharif Sheik Ahmed was warmly applauded at the summit's opening ceremonies, although he faces a difficult struggle to bring order to a nation considered a failed state for more than a decade. But Somalia is only one of many vexing issues... [VOA] More
Tuesday, 3 February, 2009: Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, elected on Monday chairman of the African Union, has put Africa at the centre of his foreign policy over the past 10 years, playing an active mediation role in the continent's conflicts. Kadhafi turned from being a self-styled champion of Arab unity, into an inspiration of the creation of the African Union which replaced the looser Organisation for African Unity (OAU). Here are some key stages in Kadhafi's efforts to create a United States of Africa: - Sept 6- 9, 1999: An OAU summit is held in the Libya city of Syrte, as Libya celebrates the 30th anniversary of Kadhafi coming to power. [AfricAsia] More
Tuesday, 3 February, 2009: The 25th edition of the African Basketball Cup of Nations “Afrobasket2009” will take place from 05 to 15 August, in the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi. ANGOP got this information through FIBA-Africa press and communication committee. The date of the event resulted from the 4th session of FIBA-Africa Central Bureau, which happened on 25-26 January in Cairo City, Egypt, under the guidance of its chairman and secretary general, Alain Ekra and Alphonse Bílé, respectively. The meeting, which set the dates and the sites for the qualifying matches for Afrobasket2009, was also attended by FIBA’s chair... [Angop] More
Tuesday, 3 February, 2009: The Libyan National Centre of Prevention and Fight Against Transmittable and Endemic Diseases here on Sunday held a workshop on the norms and processes of treatment of HIV/AIDS. More than 80 gynaecologists and obstetricians, peadiatricians and laboratory technicians from the different Libyan health structures and specialists of diseases related to blood transfusion from European countries, participated in the meeting organised in collaboration with several professors and specialists from the European Union (EU). The workshop was centred on several communications and scientific articles. [PANA] More
Tuesday, 3 February, 2009: The Republic of Senegal represented by its ambassador to Libya Mr. Diame Sarr honored the Libyan businessman Mr. Mohamed Busefi by awarding him the Order of Merit for his contributions to the strengthening of Libyan-Senegalese economic cooperation. The decoration of Mr. Busefi took place at the offices of the Libyan Businessmen Council at Dhat Al-Imad complex in Tripoli. The Senegalese ambassador said "awarding Mr. Busefi, who chaired a business delegation to Senegal, of the Order of Merit is a good example of a reward to those who promote South-South cooperation and development." [Tripoli Post] More
Tuesday, 3 February, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Rome, Feb. 2 - Italy's Interior Minister, Roberto Maroni, will be in Tripoli from tomorrow until Thursday, to define the details of the agreement which will see the go ahead to joint patrols of the Libyan coast to prevent the embarkation of ships of illegal immigrants. Maroni is expected to sign an agreement with his Libyan counterpart, so that the patrols of Libyan, Italian and International territorial waters, which will be made up of mixed crews, can start immediately. Italy in particular, according to the agreement which was signed in December 2007, as part of the Friendship Treaty from last August. [ANSAmed] More
تاوالت : تاوالت تغلق بابها     خليفة بن عسكر : كلمة في الحلق ـ إغلاق موقع تاوالت الثقافي

محمد بن احميدة : مصطفى الزائدي مرة أخرى

عيسى عبدالقيوم : الرأي الأخر.. بين ثقافة التوازن.. وثقافة الإبتزاز

ادريس بن الطيب : ألا تذكر يا "أحمد إبراهيم"؟؟

Monday, 2 February, 2009: TRIPOLI, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Libya's Basic People Congresses (LBPC), the country's top executive and legislative bodies, have postponed eight-day meetings which were due to begin on Sunday, official sources said. The main state newspapers, which often reflect the thinking of government policy makers, had urged the Congresses to use the meetings to nationalise foreign oil firms in Libya, saying this would help Libya adapt better to fluctuating oil prices. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who decides oil policy, said last month that Libya and other oil exporters were discussing nationalising foreign oil firms. [Reuters] More
Monday, 2 February, 2009: The African Union Commission will be transformed into a new AU Authority, as a compromise step toward eventually forming a continent-wide government, the bloc announced today.The decision came after a divisive day of talks on whether to create a new government for a "United States of Africa," a move championed by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. AU Commission chairman Jean Ping said the new authority would have a broader mandate than the existing commission. The body will be headed by a president and a vice-president, and the commissioners will become secretaries charged with portfolios. [Herald Sun] More
Monday, 2 February, 2009: African leaders on Sunday again delayed concrete moves towards creating a United States of Africa, despite a long campaign by Libya's Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi and other supporters like Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade, have been calling for years for an accelerated process towards a union government, saying it is the only way to meet the challenges of globalisation, fighting poverty and resolving conflicts without Western interference. But they are opposed by other nations, headed by economic powerhouse South Africa, who see such an idea as a distant and impractical prospect. Gaddafi's proposal dominated a sometimes heated African Union (AU) summit in Ghana in 2007, but no deal was reached. [Reuters] More
Monday, 2 February, 2009: Toro Queen mother Best Kemigisa and the Omukama of Bunyoro, Solomon Gafabusa Iguru, were among over 50 African traditional rulers accompanying the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, to the 12th African Union (AU) ordinary summit that opens today in Addis Ababa. Gaddafi is tipped to take over from the current AU chairperson, Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete, whose two-year term ends today. The AU heads of state and government yesterday held their special summit on the union government in Africa. Gadaffi entered the conference hall at the United Nations conference centre accompanied by over 50 traditional rulers, including Gafabusa and Kemigisa, according to Tamale Mirundi... [New Vision] More
ليلى الهوني : فرق تسُد

بيان المثقفين الليبيين بشأن الملاحقات القضائية للكتاب والصحفيين

نقابة محامي طرابلس : بيان بخصوص التحقيقات الجارية ضد أحد أعضائها

مؤسسة القذافي : بيان حول اعتقال المحامي جمعة اعتيقة

في ذكرى رحيله : من رسائل المرحوم عبدالرحيم صالح (4)

جيل : عودة موقع جيل www.jeel-libya.net

Mohamed Bugaighis : Letter to President Obama and Secretary Clinton

خالد الغول : ماذا سيضيف اعتراف حماس بإسرائيل؟

مجلة "كراسي" ـ العدد 47 ـ فبراير 2009

Sunday, 1 February, 2009: (AFP) - Switzerland has made Libya an offer aimed at resolving a six-month row between the two countries, one of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's sons, Seif al-Islam, said on Saturday. "Switzerland really wants to find a solution" to the standoff that erupted over the arrest of another of Kadhafi's sons in a Geneva hotel last July, Seif al-Islam told Swiss television. Seif al-Islam, who did not say what the offer consisted of, met this week with Switzerland's foreign minister, Micheline Calmy-Rey, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The meetings were the highest level encounters since Hannibal Kadhafi and his wife were arrested after two of their domestic staff said they had been beaten and mistreated... [AFP] More
Sunday, 1 February, 2009: Great Jamahiriya called on the African Union's Executive Council to start its activities by paying a message of strong solidarity with the Palestinian people facing the Zionist aggression in Gaza Strip. In his interposition at the opening session of council in Addis Ababa today, the Secretary of the African Union Affairs at the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation said, "The Palestinian people are besieged, killed and deprived from food, and war crimes, worse than holocaust against Jews during the Nazi period, are committed against the Palestinians; they are in need of our support. I would like to suggest that at the beginning of council's activities we pay a message of support. [LJBC] More
Sunday, 1 February, 2009: DAVOS, Switzerland: The son of Libya's leader says he is putting together an alliance of nonprofit organizations from across the Arab world to tackle the issue of human rights and democracy in the Middle East. Seif al-Islam Gadhafi said in an interview with The Associated Press that almost 45 NGOs — both Muslim and Christian — have agreed to join The Alliance for Democracy and Human Rights in the Arab World. Every country in the Middle East has been accused of human rights violations, including Libya where Moammar Gadhafi has ruled since he seized power in a coup in 1969. The younger Gadhafi acknowledged the widespread violations, saying that was why he wanted to create the alliance. [IHT] More
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