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فوزي عبدالحميد : الوصايا العشر لأبناء ليبيا

LHRS : The State Security Court in Libya

محمد مخلوف مستشارا لـ"مهرجان تريبيكا السينمائي الدولي"

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : هيكل والافتراء على التاريخ (4)

أبو الوليد الليبي : جماهيرية     مواطن ليبي : صلاة آخر زمن     أحمد الغرياني : رد على إدريس بو فايد

أمارير : حكايا محرّمة في البخاري (4)

د. فوزية بريون : بعد البكاء على الأطلال

أحمد الحوتي : طال العزيز اغيابه

نوري كمال : خوذ الريشة يا فنّان

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : جعفر من باكستان

سالم عبدالرحيم جابر : الرد على الحاقد الغبي أبو أيوب الأثري

Friday, 31 July, 2009: TRIPOLI - Libya and Canada have signed a memorandum of intent on nuclear power, the fourth signed by Tripoli in the past two years, an official said on Thursday. The memorandum foresees cooperation between the two countries in research and the mining, processing and transport of uranium, as well as its use in medicine and desalination projects. Since July 2007, Libya has signed another three similar agreements with France, Russia and Ukraine. OPEC member Libya is also the African continent's third largest oil producer after Nigeria and Angola, pumping nearly two million barrels of crude oil per day. [AFP] More
Friday, 31 July, 2009: LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - Verenex Energy Inc. (VNX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) of Canada has drawn up a claim against Libya for arbitration in its dispute with Libya over the company's proposed sale to China, the chief executive of Verenex said. Libya has said it will pre-empt a C$10-a-share bid for Verenex, a small oil firm working in Libya, by China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) [CNPET.UL]. But it has not made a formal offer for Verenex and has not given consent to the Chinese deal. Verenex requires Libyan consent for the Chinese deal, announced in February, to go ahead. Verenex CEO Jim McFarland said that while it was still seeking that consent, filing for arbitration was among its legal options. [Reuters] More
Friday, 31 July, 2009: Libya has ridden the storm of the financial crisis, and the Libyan market remains attractive, with the abundant spending power accumulated during the period of high oil prices. Libya continues to attract international investment according to the latest annual assessment of business opportunities in Libya produced by London-based MEC International. The Libyan Investment Authority, Libya's sovereign wealth fund, is cash rich; Libya's foreign currency reserves are reported to be around $136 billion, of which about half are at the disposal of the LIA. It is now operating in the market, and is picking up bargains. Between 30 and 40 international oil companies, which were successful in the EPSA rounds, are exploring, drilling, and in some cases finding new oil and gas, and Libya has ambitious plans to rehabilitate existing assets... [Global Arab Network] More
Friday, 31 July, 2009: TRIPOLI - The inflation rate in Libya plunged to one percent in June from 12.4 percent a year earlier amid the global credit crunch, the Central Bank of Libya announced on Thursday. Libya imports around 90 percent of its food and other supplies, notably from Europe, where consumer prices have fallen sharply this year. In the six months to June, the rise in Libyan prices slowed to 4.15 percent from 11.5 percent in the year-earlier period, the CBL said. Inflation soared in Libya in 2008, peaking at 12.9 percent in July last year amid sharp increases in housing costs and food prices. Libya had a negative inflation rate at the end of the 1990s but demand for consumer goods grew rapidly following the lifting of the UN embargo. [Middle East online] More
Friday, 31 July, 2009: Petrobras has sidetracked the A1-18/01 wildcat well in Area 18 off Libya for a second time due to hole problems. Australian joint venture partner Oil Search said the probe was at a depth of 2550 metres and sidetracking into Sidetrack 2. A1-18/01 is a wildcat well designed to test the Caliph prospect, which is defined by 3D seismic data and has a number of different target levels. The planned total depth of the well, which was spudded in early June, is 4700 metres and was expected to take about 90 days to drill. Oil Search has been a partner in Area 18 since its award in 2005. The A1-18/01 well is a commitment well for the licence, which expires in March 2010. Petrobras operates the well with a 70% interest... [Upstream Online] More
Friday, 31 July, 2009: AS expected, Libya’s adventure in the 9th Arab Basketball Champion-ship’s currently being held in Morocco (July 16-26) was halted when they were eliminated from the tournament at the quarterfinal stage by Egypt. The Pharaohs beat Libya 84-54 to proceed to the semi-finals with a 100 per cent record. Egypt, still unbeaten, will now meet Syria in the last four while Tunisia, also unbeaten from six matches after beating Kuwait 99-57 will take on Morocco. Libya’s elimination was not surprising as with Tunisia, Egypt are proving to be the strongest contenders for the championship. So Libya ends its participation with a record of three wins and three defeats, having achieved its victories in the group stage over Syria, Lebanon and UAE. [Basket in Africa] More
تعازي إلى آل بورويس ومنّاع

ابراهيم عمّيش : نشأة التيارات والأحزاب السياسية فى ليبيا : 4. حركة القوميين العرب

عاشور الورفلي : لا وطن للخونة والمرتزقة والجواسيس

Thursday, 30 July, 2009: ROME (Dow Jones)--Italian state-controlled defense and aerospace company Finmeccanica SpA (FNC.MI) will create a joint venture to invest in developing its defense and civil aviation businesses in Africa and the Middle East with the Libyan Investment Authority, it said late Tuesday. The joint venture, which will start Jan. 1, is the first industrial joint venture between the two countries following a landmark agreement in August 2008 for Italy to pay $5 billion over 20 years as compensation to Libya for its colonial past. Finmeccanica and the Libyan Investment Authority, or LIA, will invest in "a wide range of industrial sectors" where Finmeccanica is present, including helicopters, signal systems... [WSJ] More
Thursday, 30 July, 2009: The Libyan economy is heavily dependent on the hydrocarbon industry which, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), accounted for over 95 percent of export earnings; an estimated 85-90 percent of fiscal revenues; and over 70 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2008. According to the Oil and Gas Journal (OGJ), Libya holds close to 44 billion barrels of oil reserves, the largest in Africa. EIA data indicate that 2008 total oil production (crude plus liquids) was approximately 1.88 million barrels per day (bbl/d). The Libyan government plans to increase its oil reserves, production capacity, and further develop the natural gas sector in the medium-term as the country continues to recover... [Cattlenetwork] More
الشرق الأوسط : موقع أصولي : قيادة "الجماعة الليبية المقاتلة" على وشك الظهور على قناة فضائية لإعلان تراجعاتها

معمر سليمان : أمارير.. وآفته من الفهم السقيم

أبو أيوب الأثري : تبيان الافك والبهتان في ردّ السعيطي على ملاحظات كهلان (3)

فوزي عبدالحميد : مذهب الإنسانية.. فقه الحريات (3)

وطن : القذافى قط عجوز يلعب مع فأر مذعور     ايمال : مناشدة : استمرار منع امازيغي نشط من السفر

أمارير : حكايا محرّمة في البخاري (3)

Weddesday, 29 July, 2009: SEOUL, July 28 (Reuters) - South Korea's Amco, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS), said on Tuesday that it had won a 520 billion won ($420.5 million) deal to construct public housing in Libya. Under the contract with the Libyan government, Amco will build 2,000 houses and related social infrastructure in the city of Qubbah, the company said on its website (www.amco.co.kr). [Reuters] More
Weddesday, 29 July, 2009: (ANSAmed) - ROME, JULY 28 - In and around Tripoli there are 'brothels' in which African women, passing through Libya on their way to Italy, are forced to prostitute themselves. This "illegal" activity shows the "concrete risk of the exploitation of prostitution in our country as well" according to a report presented today in the International women's house in Rome by Bee Free, the organisation against human trafficking. The report is based on interviews with 111 women (most of them from Nigeria). [ANSAmed] More
Weddesday, 29 July, 2009: Cairo - A rogue band of Berlin-based artists on Monday said it had fooled Libyan censors and had placed an advertisement in a local weekly calling Libyan leader Moamer al-Gaddafi a "lunatic." Jan Egesborg, a Danish artist with the political art troupe Surrend, said the group placed a seemingly innocent notice in the English-language Tripoli Post purportedly from a Danish family looking to rent a house in downtown Tripoli. At the bottom of the advertisement, he listed what appears to be a Danish address: "2 2 til venstre, citanulifaddag 2200, Norrebro, Copenhagen." The trick was in the "citanulifaddag" part of the address. Read backwards, it is "Gaddafi lunatic." [IOL] More
تعازي إلى آل المنصوري     مراسل طبرق : صور لمأتم الشهيد ناصر عبدالعاطي المنصوري

علي : أم تبكي وتشعر علي أولادها من شهداء مجزرة سجن ابوسليم

سليم الرقعي : دعوة إلى جهاز الأمن الخارجي بالعودة للوطن!؟

الشروق : أسوأ 5 أبناء رؤساء فى العالم

Tuesday, 28 July, 2009: After a three-day visit to the Republic of The Gambia, where he served as a special guest of the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the July 22nd Revolution, Brother Colonel Muamar Al Ghaddafi, leader of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, last Friday, left Banjul for Tripoli, Libya. Before reaching the Banjul International Airport, the leader of the Libyan Al-Fatah Revolution, who is also the 'King of African Traditional Kings' and the chairman of the African Union (AU), Muamar Al-Ghaddafi, visited President Jammeh's Nerica Rice farm... [The Daily Observer] More
تعازي إلى آل بوشيحه

طارق القزيري : حكاوي ليبية (12)

سعد العبرة : الهروب إلى جرجار الأم..!!

رفائيل لوزون : بيان صحفي حول اللقاء الذي أجراه موقع ليبيا المستقبل

محمد عبدالحميد المالكي : تهافت العداء لخطاب العلم إلى أين؟

نادي الباروني : النادي يكرم ضيوف مانشستر

فتحي العريبي : متحف الصورة الليبية

د. مصطفى الزائدي : رئيس مدى الحياة

Monday, 27 July, 2009: TRIPOLI - The United States would like greater military cooperation with Libya especially in the fight against terrorism, a senior American official said on Sunday. "We want a strengthened cooperation in the military," Jeffrey Feltman, acting US assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, said at a news conference. "Libya and the United States are aware of the danger posed by Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb," he said, adding that Washington and Tripoli have agreed to cooperate with the aim of preventing possible terror attacks in North Africa. Feltman welcomed the improvement in relations between the United States and Libya after decades of hostility and said he held talks with Libyan leaders on Sunday. [AFP] More
Monday, 27 July, 2009: Travelling to the Libyan town of Sirte to report on the African Union Summit, Christian Fraser considers whether Libya is ready for an era of mass tourism. It is midnight at Tripoli airport, across the road from the arrivals hall. Beyond high mesh fences and the white glare of towering floodlights, a Chinese workforce is labouring through the night on a new terminal. The air is hot and heavy. The face of Muammar Gaddafi stares out from a nearby billboard, as if micromanaging his country's construction boom. En route to the African Union Summit, I had just emerged from the old arrivals hall - dour, disorganised and full of government spooks. I was delayed for an inordinate amount of time while they checked, then rechecked... [Triumph] More
صفحات من كتاب ( بدايات الصحافة الليبية ) تأليف : عبدالعزبز الصويعي (7)

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : هيكل والافتراء على التاريخ (3)

مدير إدارة الخدمات الطبية : رد على رسالة شباب ليبيا إلى أمين الصحة

جورنال ليبيا : من أجل العدالة ـ أبوسليم

المحمودي : مع هيكل.. من وجهة نظر أخرى

Sunday, 26 July, 2009: LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - The Libyan government has formally asked Scotland for the compassionate release of the former Libyan agent jailed for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, the Scottish government said on Saturday. Libyan authorities made the application on behalf of Abdel Basset al Megrahi, who was sentenced to life for blowing up a Pan Am airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. All 259 people on board the London to New York flight were killed, including 189 Americans, along with 11 people on the ground. "We can confirm an application for compassionate release has been made by Mr al-Megrahi, and forwarded by the Libyan Government to the Scottish Ministers," a Scottish government spokeswoman said... [Reuters] More
Sunday, 26 July, 2009: The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has asked to be released from jail on compassionate grounds. Scottish ministers will now consider the application from Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer last year. Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill will make the final decision. If the application is successful, Megrahi's release from Greenock Prison would allow him to return to Libya without dropping his appeal. A Scottish Government spokeswoman confirmed that ministers will now seek advice on the application. [BBC] More
Sunday, 26 July, 2009: In his first appearance after leaving the hospital in the Defense Complex (Al-Aurdhi), President Ali Abdullah Saleh received on Saturday the Libyan President's envoy Ahmed Qadhaf Addam. Yemen News Agency, Saba, reported today that Saleh met on Saturday with Qadhaf Addam and both sides discussed aspects of bilateral cooperation between Yemen and Libya as well as the developments on regional and int'l arenas. Qadhaf Addam assured Saleh about Libya's stance with Yemen's unity, stability and security and stressed that Yemen's unity is a key factor in the region's security and stability. [Yemen Post] More
Sunday, 26 July, 2009: The Ukrainian aircraft building sector in 2009 to supply three An-74 aircraft to Libya, the head of Zaporizhia-based Motor Sich Company, Vyacheslav Bohuslaev, told the press on Saturday. "Recently, the An-74 aircraft equipped for senior official trips was supplied to Libya. By the end of this year, another two An-74 aircraft would be shipped to the country," he said. [Interfax] More
موسى عبدالكريم : الأمن الخارجي فى خدمة من؟

أحمد فكرون : شباكّك

د. مصطفى عبدالله : سبحان مغيّر الأحوال

محمد سعد امعزب : تحية الى مدينة أجدابيا الباسلة

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : هكذا اتذكر هند

فرانس 24 : د. الهادي شلوف : ماذا تخفي محاكمة تشارلز تايلور؟

أبو أيوب الأثري : تبيان الجهل والبهتان في ردّ السعيطي على ملاحظات كهلان (2)

Saturday, 25 July, 2009: Gambia - Visiting African Union (AU) chairman and Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi has called for the education of African women to enable them take their rightful places in the society. The AU chairman made the call in Banjul, The Gambia, where is the special guest of President Yahya Jammeh on the 15th anniversary of his ascension to office. The Libyan leader spoke at a meeting with Gambian women at the Jerma Beach on Wednesday, noting that a woman should be educated to the extent that her services are needed by the government, the society and the people in general. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 25 July, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Rome - Save the Children has said that the charity is concerned by what has been reported by the weekly magazine L'Espresso. According to the magazine, in one of the detention centres for immigrants in Libya, there are around 800 people, including 30 children, detained in inhumane conditions. "Our organisation," said Valerio Neri, director general of Save the Children, "has repeatedly expressed our concern over immigrants being immediately returned to a country that does not guarantee the required safeguarding to people who are in flight in search of protection... [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 25 July, 2009: [Turkish] Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday received Libyan Secretary of the General People's Committee for Public Works Matuq Muhammad Matuq at the Prime Ministry in İstanbul, with State Minister for Foreign Trade Zafer Caglayan also in attendance. [Dunya Gazetesi] More
Saturday, 25 July, 2009: Libyan leader and African Union (AU) Chairman Mouammar Kadhafi has called for a strong African representation at major international organisations, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The AU chairman made the call in Banjul, The Gambia, at a meeting with Gambian youths. Kadhafi is in The Gambia as the special guest of President Yahya Jammeh, who is marking the 15th anniversary of his ascension to office. [PANA Press] More
فوزي عبدالحميد : مذهب الإنسانية.. فقه الحريات (2)

أحمد الحوتي : عبدالستار بك الباسل

جليانا : مؤسسة القذافي تسهل عودة 29 مواطناً     قورينا : سيف الإسلام يتفرغ للعمل بمركز دراسات الحوكمة

فرج بوالعشة : إمبريالية بروح إنسانية!!

د. محمد بالروين : أسلمة الديمقراطية (4)

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : هيكل والافتراء على التاريخ (2ـ ملحق 1)

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (19)

Friday, 24 July, 2009: TRIPOLI, Libya, July 22 (UPI) -- The Libyan coast guard is now operating Croatian-built patrol boats in the western Mediterranean as Russia and Western governments elbow each other for substantial orders for new equipment to update Col. Moammar Gadhafi's armed forces. The 120-foot PV30-LS fast patrol craft were built by the Zagreb-based Adria-Mar Shipbuilding yards at Kali and Bakar Bay. Deliveries began in August 2006, and the Croatian company was reported to be discussing further orders, including a modified design known as OPB31 to meet a Libyan requirement for more coastal patrol vessels. The PV30-LS craft, designed for anti-smuggling and search-and-rescue missions, are powered by two Deutz TBD630... [UPI] More
Friday, 24 July, 2009: ANKARA - Turkish and Libyan parties signed a Turkey-Libya Joint Economic Committee (JEC) protocol in Ankara on Thursday. Turkish Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim and Libya's Secretary of the General People's Committee for Public Works Matuq Muhammad Matuq signed the protocol after the meeting of JEC which took place in Ankara on July 20 and 22. The protocol said the two countries would sign a free trade agreement and talks on establishment of industrial zones in Libya by Turkish and Libyan companies would be completed by September 2009. A working group would be set up to develop joint investment projects in Africa and the first meeting of the group would be held in October 2009, it said. [Haber] More
Friday, 24 July, 2009: (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS - The vice-President of the European Commission in charge of transport, Antonio Tajani, summarised the meetings held in Libya as ''very positive''. The vice-President now hopes that the agreement between the European Union and the African Union concerning air transport will have the possibility of being signed on September 9. Tajani met yesterday evening with the ministers of Transport from the Maghreb countries (Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco) and this morning in Tripoli with the Libyan Prime Minister, Al Mahmudi. The latter, Tajani explained, expressed ''great appreciation'' for that which Italy and the European Union are doing, and the will was stressed to move collaboration forward... [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 24 July, 2009: (UPI) -- Many who lost relatives in the 1988 crash of Pan Am Flight 103 say they are horrified to learn Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi plans to visit New York this fall. Gadhafi, who is blamed in the bombing of the plane over Lockerbie, Scotland, has been invited to address the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, The Times of London reported Thursday. The newly-released U.N. schedule calls for Gadhafi to speak directly after U.S. President Barack Obama on the opening day... [UPI] More
Friday, 24 July, 2009: BAODING, Jul 22, 2009 (SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd. (SEHK: 2333) has just gained an order for 3,300 pickup trucks from Libya. The order is of great importance when China exported only 61,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2009, slumping 62.06% year on year, according to the Chinese Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). As the biggest pickup truck producer in China, Great Wall Motor has ranked first by sales and export for 11 years. It exported 4,500 pickups to Cuba last year. Now, more than 160,000 pickups of the Chinese automaker have been sold in the global market. These products have become available in 128 countries... [Trading Markets] More
Friday, 24 July, 2009: Cairo-based private equity firm Citadel Capital said a gas firm in which its has invested is in final negotiations with a joint venture partner on a contract in Libya, Citadel said on Wednesday. The 118 million euro ($167.6 million) contract is to develop gas distribution networks in Libya. Taqa Arabia owns 49 percent of the joint venture Arab Gas Company that won the dealt. The Libyan Social Economic Development Fund owns the majority 51 percent. "Draft contracts for the award are in the final stages of procedural reviews," Citadel said in a statement. A Citadel spokeswoman said that the company and its partners together owned a majority stake in the Taqa Arabia. Citadel typically takes a 10 percent to 20 percent in companies in which it invests, she said. [Trade Arabia] More
Friday, 24 July, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will be in New York on September 23 for the UN General Assembly and will speak immediately after the President of the United States, Barack Obama. It will be "the first visit to the US after decades of conflict between Washington and Tripoli and the 11 years of sanctions levied on Libya by the United Nations". The visit was reported by the British paper The Times, adding the reaction from family members of the Lockerbie tragedy who said they are "horrified" by the news. The families of the victims expressed their shock and indignation over the Libyan leader's trip to New York, the destination of Pan Am flight 103, which exploded in mid-air over the Scottish town causing 270 deaths. Gaddafi, the Times reported, has been reaccepted by the international community, a rehabilitation "which culminated in a 40 minute meeting with Gordon Brown and the handshake with Obama during the G8 Summit in Italy". [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 24 July, 2009: LONDON - Libya is expecting nearly $2 billion in new foreign direct investment, Libya's privatisation and investment secretary said yesterday. "We have over $2 billion operating in FDI in Libya and we have almost $2 billion in process," Mahmud al Ftise said on the sidelines of a Libya investment conference in London, without giving a time frame for the investment. "This number is humble but we are really relaxed because the numbers are increasing. Libya has very big potential." Libya is also working on attracting investment totalling around $2.7 billion in the downstream oil industry, Al Ftise added. [Oman Observer] More
سليم الرقعي : ماذا يحصل لو طبقنا النظرية كما هي بحذافيرها!؟

صفحات من كتاب "عاصفة رملية ليبية" ـ ترجمة : عثمان حسين العالم (11)

فتحي العريبي : يسألونك عن الفساد السياسي

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : نوع من التواصل‮

القدس العربي : خالد مطاوع : صدى واكسير     جليانا : صدق أولا تصدق

جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : عهداً لن نهادن ولن نتخلى عن الثوابت

معمر سليمان : مفاتيح الفهم وجلب السرور للأخ أمارير

Thursday, 23 July, 2009: ROME (Dow Jones)--Italian signaling and railway systems company Ansaldo STS SpA (STS.MI) said Wednesday it got an order worth EUR541 million in Libya, as a friendlier relationship between the Italian and Libyan governments help companies win contracts in the North African country. In a statement, Ansaldo STS, which is controlled by Finmeccanica SpA (FNC.MI), said the contract is for the rail signaling systems and related telecommunications and power supply equipment for the coastal line from Ras Ajdir to Sirt and the inland line from Al-Hisha to Sabha. [WSJ] More
Thursday, 23 July, 2009: Nothing can heal the wound left by a child, a parent or a loved one lost to terrorism. And for the relatives of the victims murdered aboard Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988, the past 21 years have been especially hard. For a long time they had no idea who had carried out the atrocity. When finally the suspects were named, they suffered the frustration of Libya’s refusal to extradite the men for trial. And even after the conviction in The Hague of Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, there are many who believe that the 270 victims were not killed by one man acting alone: that a conspiracy involved many others, not least the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. To see Colonel Gaddafi received with full honours at the United Nations in September will therefore be particularly galling. Lockerbie families have voiced shock and outrage... [Times Online] More
Thursday, 23 July, 2009: The Libyan navy on Wednesday intercepted two Italian fishing boats carrying 14 fishermen and have detained them at the port of Homs, an Italian maritime official said. The fishing boats, the Tulipano and the Monastir, each had seven people on board some of them Tunisians. "We do not know yet the precise reasons for the detention," said a spokesperson for the port authorities in the Sicilian port of Mazara del Vallo where the two boats came from. Two boats were seized in 2008 and another this year... [IOL] More
Thursday, 23 July, 2009: Libyan President [Muammar] Gaddafi, who is also the leader of the Al Fateh revolution, and Chairman of the African Union, has just arrived in The Gambian capital Banjul. Mr. Gaddafi is among the dignitaries attending Gambia’s so called military revolution, which toppled the 30 years, PPP rule. A day before his arrival, President Jammeh went on state TV, appealing to Gambians to come out in their large numbers to welcome the visiting Libyan leader. Gaddafi was received at the foot of the aircraft at the Banjul international airport, by his Gambian counterpart President Jammeh. [Freedom Newspaper] More
Thursday, 23 July, 2009: Libya has donated to the Chadian water and power supply company, STEE, a 20MW power generator worth CFA F 13b or 26 million euros, PANA reported. At the ceremony to hand over the equipment, Libya's Ambassador in Chad Grène Saleh Grène said the donation was part of efforts to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. He said the donation also included 20 kilometres of cable. [Afrique Jet] More
Thursday, 23 July, 2009: Turkish Foreign Trade Minister Zafer Çağlayan has said the government expects to boost mutual trade volume with Libya to $10 billion in the middle term. Speaking in Ankara as he met with Libyan Minister of Public Affairs Mohammed Matuk on Wednesday, Çağlayan underlined that Turkey and Libya had friendly relations which should be used to further improve economic ties. Noting that Turkey's trade with Libya has been increasing steadily in a time of heavy contraction in world markets, Çağlayan said Turkey has seen a 50 percent increase in its exports to Libya despite a decrease of 35 percent in total exports this year. “We will soon boost our trade volume with Libya to $10 billion,” Çağlayan said. [Today's Zaman] More
الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : تصريح صحفي بخصوص إعلان ما يسمى جهاز "الأمن الخارجي"

عيسى عبدالقيوم : رحيل أول رئيس وزراء لحقبة الجمهورية

فوزي عبدالحميد : مذهب الإنسانية.. فقه الحريات (1)

حسين ارحومة التربي : تعلّم اللهجة الليبية في أسبوع.. وبدون معلم

ناجي الفيتوري : قدّيده من فم زير

اسعد العقيلي : د. علي نتفة.. لمن لايعرفه

أمارير : حكايا محرّمة في البخاري (2)

مركز الدراسات الليبية ـ اكسفورد : "رسائل من برقة" (8)

Wednesday, 22 July, 2009: DUBAI, July 21 (Reuters) - UAE's Etisalat ETEL.AD, which has bid for a fixed and mobile licence in Libya, would invest at least $500 million in the network if it won the competition, a top official said on Tuesday. "Libya is very strategic," Jamal al-Jarwan, chief executive of Etisalat's international unit, told Reuters by telephone. Etisalat, the Gulf Arab region's second-largest telecommunication's firm by market value, said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday it submitted a bid to the Libyan General Telecommunications Authority on July 15. "We're hopeful we can add value. although the size is small, users are holding good at $15 revenue per user." "We would need a new network and it will not be less than $500 million," he said. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 22 July, 2009: SEOUL, July 22 (Reuters) - South Korea's Daewoo Motor Sales (004550.KS) said on Wednesday it had won a 227.5 billion won ($182.4 million) construction order from Libya. Daewoo said in a filing to the Korea Exchange that it had secured the deal to provide infrastructure such as water supply and drainage to the country's Housing and Infrastructure Board. ($1=1247.5 Won) [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 22 July, 2009: CAIRO - Libya has invited opponents to return from exile. The Libyan External Security Service has issued a directive that offered Libyan opposition members the opportunity to return from exile. The foreign intelligence service, under orders from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, said dissidents could register with Libyan embassies abroad to facilitate their return. "The leader of the revolution [Gadhafi] has instructed the security bodies and the competent people's committees to take the legal and administrative measures to facilitate the return to Libya of all those who had been deceived into joining any party that used them for their own ends, especially youngsters in high school who were taught things that had nothing to do with the Koran," the Libyan External Security Service said. [World Tribune] More
Wednesday, 22 July, 2009: (ANSAmed) - ROME - "Inadequate, disappointing and politically short-sighted: this definition represents the facts". The President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Gianfranco Fini commented on the reply he received related to the request to set up a mixed commission of Italian and Libyan deputies to visit the centres where immigrants moving towards Europe are held. But Tripoli replied bluntly through Embarak el Shamek, secretary of the peoplés general Congress, who stated that these centres represent an "internal affair" for Libya. Fini had made his proposal to the president of the Libyan Parliament after colonel Gaddafìs visit to Rome. Fini explained that "I had suggested the tangible creating of a mixed delegation of deputies who would visit immigration centres in Libya to check whether human rights and political asylum guarantees were met in such places". The reply from the Libyàs parliament was soon delivered... [ANSAmed] More

الساطور : العائدون وما أدراك ما العائدون

مواطن : الأطباء الليبييون في كندا ، نصابون محتالون

منصف عبدالرحمن : وقفات مع مقالات المحمودى (5)

د. مصطفى عبدالله : الكرة في ملعب المعارضة

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان وتنبيه حول التآمر القذّافي الجديد

Tuesday, 21 July, 2009: According to JANA, the Leader of the Revolution, Chairman of the African Union this evening phoned Mauritanian President-elect Mohamed Weld Abd al Aziz to congratulate him on the trust the Mauritanian people put in him by electing him as president. Mauritanian Interior Minister announced earlier this evening that Mohamed Weld Abd al Aziz, resigned Chairman of the Higher Council of State as the next President of Mauritania. In a press conference in Nouakchott, the Minister said Abd al Aziz got 52.58 of the vote in the presidential elections held in Mauritania today. He affirmed that the elections were conducted in a fair and good conditions. [ISRIA] More
Tuesday, 21 July, 2009: The meeting of Ukrainian-Libyan cooperation committee is being held in Kyiv now. Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and secretary of Supreme people’s committee of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arabian Jamahiriya Al Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmudi are taking part in it. According to Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmudi, Libya intends to take part in the privatization of Odessa portside plant. Premier Yulia Tymoshenko claimed Ukraine and Libya are interested in the joint space development. Besides, both Yulia Tymoshenko and Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmudi claimed Ukraine and Libya are interested in the increase of trade. In turn, Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmud has appreciated the trade cooperation between Ukraine and Libya. [Mignews] More
Tuesday, 21 July, 2009: That all governments seek to control all media is the first rule of media politics. More authoritarian governments use extreme measures, to the complaints of media watchers. Dictators pay no attention. The six countries of North Africa have a less than impressive record for viable, independent media. Broadcasting is mostly State controlled. The internet is policed. The few independent newspapers are discouraged from publishing anything other than happy news favorable to the rulers. Laws are written – and sometimes mysteriously re-written – to prevent any hint of dissent. [Morocco Board] More
Tuesday, 21 July, 2009: John Mountford, the former St Peter’s College chaplain charged with but not convicted of sexual abuse at the school, has been found murdered in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Adelaide friends of Mountford say he was stabbed to death in his Tripoli apartment over the weekend shortly after returning from London to celebrate his mother’s birthday. Mountford reportedly claimed to friends that people in Tripoli, where he had established an English language school, were blackmailing him and threatening to reveal his past in Adelaide. Mountford has been living in Libya for the last two years. [Independent Weekly] More
Tuesday, 21 July, 2009: TUNIS, July 20 (KUNA) -- Iran, Libya, and Iceland national teams won on Monday the first round matches in the World Championship Handball for Juniors (under 18 years old) hosted in the Tunisian city of Hamamat (85 km south-east of Tunisia) during the period of July 20-31. During the opening match of the third group Iran defeated Kuwait 37-32, while Libya defeated Venezuela 38-29 in the fourth group, and Iceland was able to win over Puerto Rico 35-23 in the second group. Today's matches also included Croatia defeating Spain 24-20 and Egypt losing to Norway 31-36. [KUNA] More
تعازي إلى آل المغربي     تعازي إلى آل الواعر     تعازي إلى آل القذافي     تعازي إلى آل شلادي

أمارير : رسالة مؤدّبة الى معمّر سليمان

د. مصطفى الزائدي : وحدة ومسيرة وتحديات

مجاهد البوسيفي : المواطن (الإيراني) الصحفي

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : هيكل والافتراء على التاريخ (2)

اجدابيا نت : هند الهوني : محمد الشلطامي     فيلادلفيا : المرحوم عبد الرازق عمير

هالة المصراتي : ما بين الأمس والغد.. هي فوضى..!! (3)

عيسى عبدالقيوم : وليمة عدم الإنحياز

صفحات من كتاب "ما بعد الإستشراق" ـ تأليف : د. علي عبداللطيف احميدة (1)

Monday, 20 July, 2009: The NEFA Foundation has obtained and translated a communiqué from current and former members of the Libyan Islamic Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)-Britain, in which this faction of the LIFG announced its split with Al-Qaida. The faction criticized Al-Qaida for "wrongful practices like random bombings, destroying private and public property, and targeting civilians" and announced its support for "the current dialogue between the group's [LIFG] leadership and the Libyan regime." The NEFA Foundation has also obtained and translated several communiqués previously issued by the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) which shed light on the group's historical relationship with Al-Qaida and the Taliban. [Right Side News] More
Monday, 20 July, 2009: Libya is seeking to hire enough Ukrainian doctors to fill a deficit nearly 1,500 doctors, Ukraine’s Healt Ministry said in statement. Ukrainian Health Minister Vasyl Kniazevych on July 18 had a working meeting with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Hijazi and the sides discussed a number of questions on cooperation in the health care sector. According to the press service, Mohamed Hijazi applied to Vasyl Kniazevych with a request to facilitate any Ukrainian specialists interested in working at hospitals in Libya. Mohamed Hijazi said the doctor shortage in Libya is estimated to be nearly 1,500 specialists. [Kyivpost] More
Monday, 20 July, 2009: The recent disclosure that as many as 10,000 young Nigerian girls are working as prostitutes in Morocco and Libya after being stranded in those countries in a failed bid to enter Europe, is distressing. The girls, reportedly aged between 13 and 17 years and mostly from Edo State, were alleged to have been recruited as sex slaves in Nigeria. Some of them were reported to be pregnant while others had contracted various diseases. Some have been imprisoned while those walking the streets are maltreated by their sponsors. The chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri, at an interactive forum with an Edo State-based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Christians Without Borders, which came to express concern over the plight of the girls, said the committee would work closely with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and relevant NGOs to rescue the girls. [Sun News Online] More
Monday, 20 July, 2009: CAIRO: Muslim Brotherhood MP Saber Aboul Fotouh, filed a questioning at the PA to investigate the Libyan authorities’ decision to let go of 500,000 Egyptian workers without prior notice or compensation. Aboul Fotouh, also a member in the PA’s manpower and immigration committee, sent a draft of his request to Daily News Egypt by email. He said that the Libyan authorities recently released a huge number of workers who are all over 50 “and will not be of use in the Egyptian market.” He requested that Egyptian authorities negotiate with the Libyan side to guarantee financial compensation to those workers, who are likely to become a burden on Egypt. Aboul Fotouh sent his request to Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif and Minister of Manpower and Immigration Aisha Abdel Hady. [The Daily News Egypt] More
صفحات من كتاب "المتفرّج الوحيد" ـ تأليف : فتحي العريبي (2)

صفحات من كـتاب (برقة الهادئة) (14)

صفحات من كتاب "عاصفة رملية ليبية" ـ ترجمة : عثمان حسين العالم (10)

تحالف تمدّن الليبي : بيان تأسيسي

جمعة القماطي : رحيل الدكتور الفتحلي الرجل الوطني الشهم

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : صورة قلمية لصادق النيهوم‮

Sunday, 19 July, 2009: Libya is set to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) if statistics published by its general office of statistics and documentation are anything to go by. The data report said progress had been made in the country's life expectancy, rising from 63 years in 1993 to 69 years in 2004 and to 74.1 years in 2008. PANA quoted the statistics as indicating that the level of illiteracy in the country fell during the same period, dropping by half (from 26.6 per cent down to 13.2 per cent). Progress was also made in school attendance rate that climbed from 88 per cent to 94 per cent. The 2005 UNDP report said Libya's human development indicators (HDI) was among the highest in Africa. [Afrique Jet] More
Sunday, 19 July, 2009: Libyan national futsal squad, which holds the African and Arab championship titles, will play three friendly ties with its Ukrainian counterpart, which ranks seventh in the world, sports sources in Libya told PANA Friday. Futsal is short for futbol sala - loosely translated as indoor soccer - Futsal is a five-a-side game that utilizes a special low bounce ball within the boundaries of a standard Basketball court. The first two ties are slated for Monday and Tuesday in Muserata, 220 kms east of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, while the third one will be played Wednesday in Garyane, 80 km south of Tripoli. [Afrique Jet] More
Sunday, 19 July, 2009: When the international criminal court began in 2002, there was a widespread hope that those guilty of appalling crimes against humanity would finally be brought to justice. There was a belief too that the very existence of the ICC and its reach would be a brake on the behaviour of other warlords and dictators, increasing protection for hundreds of millions of people. Those hopes have been badly dented by the African Union's decision earlier this month to withdraw co-operation with the ICC. In a profoundly depressing move, the AU summit in Libya resolved that its members would not arrest or extradite any African figure it indicted. This defiance follows complaints by some African states that the ICC was a "western court"... [UTV] More
Sunday, 19 July, 2009: Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko will meet with Secretary of the General People's Committee (prime minister) of Libya al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmudi, who is to pay an official visit to Ukraine on July 20-21, 2009. The Ukrainian prime minister and the Libyan General People's Committee Secretary will then chair the fourth joint meeting of the Ukraine-Libya Cooperation Commission, the Ukrainian government press service said. Apart from this, the Ukrainian-Libyan business forum will be held. A number of bilateral documents are to be sign during the Libyan delegation's visit to Ukraine. [Interfax] More
القدس العربي : وفاة رئيس وزراء ليبيا الاسبق محمود المغربي     الغد : الرئيس الفلسطيني ينعى رئيس وزراء ليبيا الاسبق

فتحي العريبي : بنغازي في كتابين جديدين

طارق القزيري : ويكيبيديا والعرب : خلل في المشروع أم في الثقافة؟

Saturday, 18 July, 2009: Stockholm - The European Union will soon undertake tricky political talks with Turkey and Libya as they look for their help in cracking down on people-smuggling rings to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into Europe. But some of the demands Ankara and Tripoli are making in exchange for their help could prove complicated. EU Justice Commissioner Jacques Barrot, in Stockholm for a meeting of EU justice and home affairs ministers on Thursday and Friday, told reporters he was preparing visits to the two countries. "I plan to travel to Libya after the summer break and to Turkey in September or October," Barrot said, adding that he expected "an official invitation" from Turkey's interior minister soon. [AFP] More
Saturday, 18 July, 2009: Relatives of the Lockerbie bombing victims could demand a judicial review to stop Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi being returned to Libya, it has been claimed. SNP MSP Christine Grahame said the possibility would prevent the terminally ill Megrahi returning to Libya in the short term. It would effectively ensure Megrahi, who was convicted of the 1988 bombing, died in Greenock prison, she said. Libya has already submitted a request to have Megrahi returned. A total of 270 people died when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie on 21 December 1988. Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said earlier this week that no decision on the prisoner transfer could be made while Megrahi pursued a second appeal. [BBC] More
Saturday, 18 July, 2009: The National House of Chiefs has denied media reports suggesting Libyan leader Muammar al Qaddafi will be crowned king of African traditional rulers in Accra. Media reports have suggested the National House of Chiefs will be hosting a ceremony in Accra to officially crown the Libyan leader. But president of the National House of Chiefs, Naa Professor Nabila said that cannot be true. He said although the Libyan leader has been invited to participate in a conference for West African traditional rulers in Accra next week, he will not be crowned at the event. In August 2008 a meeting of more than 200 African kings and traditional rulers bestowed the title King of Kings on the Libyan leader at a ceremony in Benghazi, Libya. [Myjoyonline] More
معمر سليمان : رسالة ودية إلى الأخ أمارير

فرج بوالعشة : مستقبل ولاية الفقيه!!

مركز التوثيق الليبي : حول أكاذيب المعارض المزيّف : بل رقصتم على جثث الشهداء أيها القتلة

د. محمد بالروين : أسلمة الديمقراطية (3)

المحمودي : ثلاثة أسئلة موجهة للكاتب (أمارير)

تعازي إلى آل بدر     تعازي إلى آل خواجة والقماطي     تعازي إلى آل المنقوش والكيخيا

Friday, 17 July, 2009: HOUSTON, July 16 -- ExxonMobil Exploration Co.’s Libyan affiliate has spud the first deepwater exploration well off Libya. The A1-20/3 well is being drilled in Contract Area 20 in the Sirte basin in the Mediterranean northeast of Misrata, Libya. ExxonMobil Libya Ltd. didn’t give the water depth or projected depth of the well. It is using Noble Africa Ltd.’s Noble Homer Ferrington semisubmersible capable of drilling to 30,000 ft in as much as 7,200 ft of water. Elsewhere in Libya, the subsidiary has completed two 3D seismic surveys in offshore Contract Areas 20 and 21 and three 2D seismic surveys in offshore Contract Areas 44, 20, and 21. [OGJ] More
Friday, 17 July, 2009: SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - Iran should be allowed to pursue a peaceful nuclear energy program, Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy said yesterday at the Non-Aligned Movement’s summit. He said the UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, should be the judge of whether Iran is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons through its uranium enrichment program, as the United States and Israel claim. Iran insists its aim is solely to generate power, but it has blocked the IAEA’s attempts to investigate. The UN Security Council has levied financial sanctions against Iran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium. Khadhafy said it is unjust to stop Iran from enriching uranium for peaceful purposes. “The road that should be closed is the one turning enriched uranium into a nuclear weapon. But to close both roads? What is this? [Boston] More
Friday, 17 July, 2009: (CNSNews.com) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Wednesday accused “one country” of controlling the U.N. Security Council, “therefore forming a danger to world peace.” His remarks aimed at the United States came on the same day Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited Libya as an example of a regime which “eventually alter[ed] its behavior in exchange for the benefits of acceptance into the international community.” Clinton, during a foreign policy address at the Council for Foreign Relations, spoke about the Obama administration’s approach of seeking engagement “even in the cases of adversaries or nations with whom we disagree.” [CNS News] More
Friday, 17 July, 2009: LONDON - Waha Oil Co, the second-largest oil producer in Libya, has hired a London law firm to bring a lawsuit against Dunlop Oil & Marine Ltd. for its involvement in a marine hose price-fixing cartel. Waha made significant purchases of marine hose from Dunlop and the other companies during the period the price-fixing was ongoing, according to London law firm Hausfeld. The plaintiff’s attorney also confirmed it is talking to other claimants who want to take action against Dunlop, and continues to hold discussion with other potential plaintiffs. Hausfeld partner Anthony Maton said the action follows the settlement with Parker ITR, which also was involved in the price-fixing. Customers of Parker ITR are able to claim compensation for losses occurring because of the cartel, no matter where the customers are located... [Rubber News] More
Friday, 17 July, 2009: Just to show that it is not above dealing with any shady dictatorship – and not just North Korea or current Iran – the United Nations Development Programme just completed a deal to manage a $1.5 million donation by the Libyan government “to build a school of Muammar Abu-Mnyar Al-Gaddafi in the Gaza Strip” to replace the school “destroyed during the Zionist aggression to Gaza.” Oh, and Dr. Aisha Muammar Al-Gaddafi was appointed “the Libyan Goodwill ambassador in to the UN’s Development Program” because she embodies the “highest ideals and principles of the United Nations through her assistance... [Heritage] More
Friday, 17 July, 2009: Two new cases of the A/H1N1 virus (the swine flu) infection have been discovered in Libya, bringing the number of such patients in the country to six, medical sources announced here Thursday. The Libyan national centre of prevention and fight against endemic and transmittable diseases stated in a communique received by PANA that the two cases were discovered on two Libyan kids, a girl and a boy, aged 18 months and eight years respectively, who returned from London on the same flight on 12 July. The first cases of infection by A flu were discovered in early July by the Libyan health authorities on two foreigners, a Thai and a Filipino. Also on 12 July, two other cases (a Libyan woman from Saudi Arabia and a child from Great Britain) were discovered. [Afrique Jet] More
Friday, 17 July, 2009: Libya will host the maiden edition of the Taekwondo championships for CEN-SAD member countries, the Libyan press agency, JANA, reported quoting sports officials. It did not report further details but merely said the championships will take place in September. PANA recalls that the CEN-SAD Taekwondo federation was established in January here at a ceremony attended by representatives from 12 member countries. [Afrique Jet] More
Friday, 17 July, 2009: Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday he had taken steps to send over 30 000 employees to Libya for employment in the first quarter of 2010. Ministry source told Daily Mirror the Libyan government had agreed to offer employment in various fields, which includes health, tourism, construction and industrial sectors to Sri Lankans. They added that recruiting would be undertaken by the Ministry of Foreign Employment and Promotion. [Daily Mirror] More
نداء صبري عياد : الدستور الليبي.. ومسئولية المواطن

إيمال : مستقبل شباب ليبيا.. بين الحويج ولعبة الاعتزال     جيل : رسائل المحروق لم تصل إلى القذافي

ابراهيم عمّيش : نشأة التيارات والأحزاب السياسية فى ليبيا : 3. حزب التحرير الإسلامي

Thursday, 16 July, 2009: July 15 (Bloomberg) - Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi said his country was close to making a nuclear bomb before it voluntarily dismantled its atomic program. He called on Iran not to pursue any efforts to acquire a nuclear capability. “If Iran wants to enrich uranium to make an atomic bomb, we are against this,” Qaddafi said today in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, at a summit of an 118-member group of developing nations. U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown last week praised Qaddafi’s “brave” move to give up his country’s nuclear weapons program at a meeting with the Libyan leader at the Group of Eight summit in L’Aquila, Italy. Libya’s decision is an example that other countries should follow, Brown told Qaddafi. [Bloomberg] More
Thursday, 16 July, 2009: The latest Libya Oil & Gas Report forecasts that the country will account for 7.55% of African regional oil demand by 2013, while providing 17.23% of supply. African regional oil use of 2.98mn barrels per day (b/d) in 2001 rose to an estimated 3.65mn b/d in 2008. It should average 3.69mn b/d in 2009 and then rise to around 4.08mn b/d by 2013. Regional oil production was 7.84mn b/d in 2001, and in 2008 averaged an estimated 10.20mn b/d. It is set to rise to 11.78mn b/d by 2013. Oil exports are growing steadily, because demand growth is lagging the pace of supply expansion. In 2001, the region was exporting an average 4.86mn b/d. This total had risen to an estimated 6.54mn b/d in 2008 and is forecast to reach 7.70mn b/d... [Official Wire] More
Thursday, 16 July, 2009: Salt Lake City - (Business Wire)- Certiport today announced Khaled El Hamedi, chairman of ENG Holding Libya, and Deryck Nutley, manager of the IT Providers Consortium in Scotland (ITPCS), will be recognized for their efforts in promoting digital literacy. The pair have been selected for induction into this year’s Champions of Digital Literacy Hall of Fame and are candidates with four others for the highest honor of the recognition program: the Inspiration Award. “The exemplary work of each inductee into the Hall of Fame reminds us that individuals can make a difference in bridging the Digital Divide in their communities and countries,” said Ray Kelly, president and CEO of Certiport. “Mr. Nutley’s push for the creation of a consortium brought digital literacy and global credentials to several Scotland colleges, while Mr. El Hamedi has helped accelerate Libya’s entrance into the information-based economy following a difficult period... [Business Wire] More
Thursday, 16 July, 2009: MARLTON, N.J. and TRIPOLI, Libya, July 15, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it has been awarded a continuation of its contract by the Organization for Development of Administrative Centres (ODAC) to provide design management services in connection with 25 new university campuses throughout Libya. The four-year contract extension has an estimated value to Hill of approximately GBP 20.8 million ($29.1 million). The new campuses will vary in size, design and function, and will each accommodate between 2,500 and 13,500 students in various regions of the country. The design of each campus will be unique and reflect each region's inherent history, culture and environment. The program's total construction cost is estimated to be between $3 billion and $5 billion. [Money Central] More
Thursday, 16 July, 2009: Libya is set to host its biggest and most comprehensive exhibitions - Infrastructure Libya 2010 and Oil & Gas Libya - in March next year. A number of countries including the US, UK, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, Italy and Poland will have their national pavilions at these expos which run from March 8 to 11 at the Tripoli International Fairground, said organisers Montgomery Libya/Dar Alarab. Infrastructure Libya 2010 is being staged against a background of a $100 billion investment programme aimed at expanding, upgrading and modernising the country's infrastructure which calls for technology and expertise in a broad range of sectors including construction, transport and communications, water and environment, electricity, and safety and security, the organisers said. Infrastructure Libya has the backing of the country's leading public and private sector organisations, they added. [Trade Arabia] More
Thursday, 16 July, 2009: SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Libyan leader Moamer Qaddafi blasted the United Nations Security Council as a form of “terrorism” in a speech at the Non-Aligned Movement’s summit in Egypt on Wednesday. Qaddafi said he did not “trust” the council, which he accused of harming NAM member states. “The Security Council is terrorism,” he told leaders of more than 50 developing states gathered in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh. He said he wanted to correct the imbalance at the Security Council, demanding a seat for the African Union (AU), which he currently chairs. NAM states “are the majority at the United Nations. The Security Council does not represent us, it is monopolised by a few countries that are permanent members,” Qaddafi said. “This represents a danger toward international peace... [Daily Times] More
ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : هيكل والافتراء على التاريخ (1)

فوزي عبدالحميد : حكاية طفل وشهيد

فتحي العريبي : لقطة ورد غطاها : (11) إعلانات صحيفة "برقة الجديدة" 45 ـ 1955

سليم الرقعي : هل أنا حزبي!؟

عبدالعالي الفاخري : زماره

أحمد الحوتي : صوب خليل

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة المتحدة : إعلان عن إعادة هيكلية اللجنة

Wednesday, 15 July, 2009: The United Nations refugee agency accuses Italy of forcibly deporting asylum seekers to Libya. The UNHCR says more than 80 people, most from Eritrea, were intercepted by the Italian Navy on July 1. It says the asylum seekers were picked up near the Italian island of Lempedusa, transferred to a Libyan ship and later transported to Libya. The U.N. refugee agency says the group of asylum seekers was placed in detention centers upon their arrival in Libya. It says 76 of the 82 people intercepted at sea by the Italian navy originate from Eritrea, including nine women and at least six children. [VOA] More
Wednesday, 15 July, 2009: Prime minister Gordon Brown has asked the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to intervene in the abduction case of a girl from Greater Manchester. He made his request for the repatriation of Nadia Fawzi, a six-year-old from Wigan, at the G8 summit in L'Aquila in Italy on Friday. She was taken by her Libyan father and taken to his native country in 2007 after he lost a custody battle. Col Gaddafi has promised to "look into the matter as soon as possible". It will bring fresh hope to Nadia's mother, Sarah Taylor, who has been fighting for her daughter's return since she was secretly flown to Libya by her father. [BBC] More
Wednesday, 15 July, 2009: Libya has granted a visa to a new Swiss chargé d'affaires, after some weeks' delay, allowing the diplomat to travel to Tripoli to begin his posting. The chargé d'affaires will replace Ambassador Daniel von Muralt who retired at the beginning of the year, a Swiss foreign ministry spokesman confirmed. Since von Muralt's departure the embassy has been staffed by just by one accredited diplomat. Relations between the two countries have been strained since the detention of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's son and daughter-in-law in Geneva last July on assault charges. The couple were released after two days. [Swiss Info] More
Wednesday, 15 July, 2009: I. Recent Economic Developments : 1. The Libyan authorities have launched a number of initiatives over the past few years to modernize the economy. Notable progress has taken place in bank privatization, state budget unification, and encouraging the private sector, domestic and foreign. These achievements have contributed to the favorable sovereign ratings assigned to the country earlier this year by international rating agencies. The authorities are aware of the many challenges that remain to be addressed in order to achieve their objectives of increasing non-oil growth and creating viable employment opportunities. 2. The impact of the global financial crisis on Libya has been thus far limited to the decline in oil revenue. This was due to the lack of exposure of domestic banks to the global financial system. In addition, Libya's foreign assets consist mainly of foreign reserves, which are highly liquid, and the portfolio of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). The LIA started operations in June 2007 and a large part of its assets consists of bank deposits. [IMF] More
تعازي إلى آل الفتحلي

مركز الدراسات الليبية ـ اكسفورد : "رسائل من برقة" (7)

صفحات من كتاب "عاصفة رملية ليبية" ـ ترجمة : عثمان حسين العالم (9)

زعيمة بنت الوطن : ماذا تريد المعارضة من النظام الليبي؟!

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (18)

Tuesday, 14 July, 2009: ISTANBUL, July 13 (Reuters) - Turkey's biggest mobile-phone operator Turkcell (TCELL.IS) (TKC.N) said on Monday it would bid for a licence to provide landline and mobile-phone services in Libya, which it said had high growth potential. Turkcell is looking to expand internationally and has targeted emerging markets in North Africa and Central Asia. But last month it lost out to France Telecom (FTE.PA) and its local partner Divona in a bid to provide telephone services in Tunisia. Turkey has some of the highest mobile-phone penetration rates in Europe, so Turkcell, which already operates in countries including Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Georgia, has sought to drive growth by developing 3G technology. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 14 July, 2009: Pest control firm Rentokil Initial said it had won a £24 million rat extermination contract from Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The former pariah state turned to Rentokil over fears that infestations in the country’s major cities could expose the population to diseases. A team of 32 specialists have already been deployed to Libya as part of the three-year deal and Rentokil said their early involvement had been met with enthusiasm from local people, eager to rid their cities of pests. Richard Jones, the firm’s manager in Libya, said the rat infestation was “beginning to have an impact on public health”. “It’s been great to see how enthusiastic the public are,” he said. “They are obviously keen to remedy the pest problem, and are eager to help.” [Birmingham Post] More
المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : وثائق جديدة ..

عيسى عبدالقيوم : الغائبون عن الوطن يؤبّنون المغيّبين عنه

د. مصطفى الزائدي : العرب تناقضات وطموحات

علي الخليفي : من جماهيرية أولاد صفية إلي إمارة أولاد فاطمة

أمارير : حكايا محرّمة في البخاري (1)

Monday, 13 July, 2009: After months of delay, the Libyan government is close to deciding whether to allow the sale of a small Canadian oil exploration firm with operations in the country, resolving a drawn-out saga that has highlighted the reasons why Libya's oil sector hasn't blossomed since it reopened in 2005. In February, Calgary-based Verenex Energy Inc. announced it would sell itself to China National Petroleum Corp. for roughly $430 million. The state-run company wants Verenex for the sizable crude reserves it has discovered in Libya. But the deal has been waylaid for five months by the Libyan government, wreaking havoc with Verenex's operations and share price and causing the Canadian government to register its concern with Libyan authorities... [WSJ] More
Monday, 13 July, 2009: JUSTICE secretary Kenny MacAskill is to meet the Lockerbie bomber to discuss his possible transfer home to Libya to serve out the rest of his prison sentence. The Scottish Government confirmed yesterday that it had received a request from Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi to meet Mr MacAskill to put his case. A meeting is likely to take place "soon", probably in Greenock prison, where Megrahi, who has been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, is being held. Megrahi was convicted in 2001 for the 1988 bombing of Pan-Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, in which 270 people died. A spokesman for Mr MacAskill said: "The justice secretary feels it is right to hear from all the people who would be affected by the decision..." [Scotsman] More

تعازي إلى آل بن خليفة

الساطور : شيّ يبكّي

ذبّاح : إلى ابوجهل هور بوجناح

مهدي التمامي : مهمة رجل الثقافة

موسى فارس : سيناريو "الجمل السرتاوي" فى روما؟

عاشق ليبيا : هكذا مات الطاغية حسن اشكال

مركز التوثيق الليبي : مجزرة بوسليم.. حتى لا ننسى

Sunday, 12 July, 2009: CAIRO, July 11 (UPI) -- Egypt has declared a state of emergency along its shared board with Libya over an outbreak of bubonic plague, authorities said. Since June 21, one person has died and four others were recovering from the outbreak in the eastern Libyan town of Tubruq, about 93 miles from the Egyptian border, Dr. John Jabbour of the World Health Organization said Friday. Health checks were being conducted on anyone entering Egypt from Libya and pest control teams were spraying all vehicles coming through the border town of Sallum. The plague is spread by fleas on rodents. [UPI] More
Sunday, 12 July, 2009: After winning the 2008-2009 Libyan football league, Al-Ittihad pulled off a fine double by winning the 19th edition of the Al-Fateh Cup (the country's FA Cup), after a 4-2 penalty shoot-out victory over Al-Tirsana in the final in Tripoli. The match ended 1-1 after regulation and extra time. Al-Ittihad could now add a third trophy this year by winning the Libyan Super Cup if they beat Khalij of Sirte in the final in Tripoli on Monday. [Goal] More
Sunday, 12 July, 2009: Travelling to the Libyan town of Sirte to report on the African Union summit, Christian Fraser considers whether Libya is ready for an era of mass tourism. Muammar Gaddafi stressed the importance of unity at the summit It is midnight at Tripoli airport, across the road from the arrivals hall. Beyond high mesh fences and the white glare of towering floodlights, a Chinese workforce is labouring through the night on a new terminal. The air is hot and heavy. The face of Muammar Gaddafi stares out from a nearby billboard, as if micromanaging his country's construction boom. [BBC] More
Sunday, 12 July, 2009: TRIPOLI: Pakistan ambassador in Libya Jamil Ahmad Khan on Saturday instituted an inquiry into the issue of human smuggling from Pakistan to Libya by some unscrupulous private recruitment agents. Taking action on a news report by a television channel, the Ambassador formulated a two-member committee to visit the cities of Saba and Buraq Shati, located some 800 km from Tripoli to find the evidence and take legal action against the licensed recruitment agents in Pakistan involved in human smuggling. The Ambassador also recommended to the Ministry of Labour and Manpower to cancel the licenses of such agents and register a case against the proprietors of the firms, says a message received here from Tripoli. [Pakistan Times] More
Sunday, 12 July, 2009: The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has signed a secret document agreeing to drop legal proceedings if Scottish ministers allow him to return home to Tripoli. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, who is appealing his conviction, has given the document to the Libyan government on the instruction that they cannot hand it over until Scottish ministers agree to his transfer. His decision has led to an international political impasse as Kenny MacAskill, the Justice Secretary, cannot complete the transfer until Megrahi has dropped the appeal. Supporters are pushing for the "compassionate release" of Megrahi as a preferable alternative. Legal experts say the minister could agree to such a move without an application from the Libyan, who is suffering terminal prostate cancer and whose condition has deteriorated. [The Herald] More
تعازي إلى آل شمسة    تعازي إلى آل بن احميدة    تعازي إلى آل غرور ومازق

ناجي الفيتوري : النوم.. جلّاى الهموم

فوزي عبدالحميد : "الترّار" من شنق الأحرار وشجّع الأشرار

أشقاء وأصدقاء الشهداء : كلمة تأبين شهداء مذبحة سجن أبوسليم

ليلى الهوني : أين أهلنا في طرابلس!؟

د. محمد بالروين : أسلمة الديمقراطية (2)

فتحي العريبي : أرأيت كيف تكتب رموز (المغارضة) وماذا يرسمون

Saturday, 11 July, 2009: Gordon Brown has held one-to-one talks with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for the first time, discussing a range of political and economic issues. The two met for 45 minutes on the sidelines of the G8 summit in Italy. Issues discussed included the condition of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing and the unsolved murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher in London in 1984. No 10 said the two stressed how much progress had been made recently in relations between the two countries. Libya's announcement in 2003 that it had abandoned plans for a nuclear weapon resulted in a dramatic improvement in relations with the international community and led to then prime minister Tony Blair's historic visit to Libya a year later. [BBC] More
Saturday, 11 July, 2009: SINGAPORE, July 10 (Reuters) - Shares of Indian engineering and construction firm Punj Lloyd (PUJL.BO) rose by as much as 4.6 percent on Friday after its Singapore unit said it clinched three deals in Libya worth over $1.2 billion. Around 0742 GMT, the shares were up 3.7 percent at 193.2 rupees. Sembawang Engineers & Constructors, Punj Lloyd's Singapore unit, said the contracts are for the construction of a luxurious villa resort located on the Mediterranean Coast adjacent to Tripoli's domestic airport; a 150-room all suites hotel; and a mixed development comprising residences, a hotel, sports facilities and a conference hall in the Libyan capital. The contracts were awarded by a firm linked to the Libyan government. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 11 July, 2009: LONDON: What may be seen as a severe blow to al-Qaida, one of its ally, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) has decided to severe its ties with Osama bin Laden saying that the “indiscriminate bombings” and the “targeting of civilians” was not in accordance to its objectives. This is the first such instance when an ally of al-Qaida has parted ways with it due to its policy of “indiscriminate violence”. The LIFG, which once aimed to topple Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, criticised al-Qaida for carrying out attacks on innocent civilians and said that such violent activities did not achieve the “aims of the group in removing oppression”. Officials believe that the LIFG’s back out is a great blow to al-Qaida which is facing a massive surge by the US led allied forces in Afghanistan at the moment. [Times of India] More
Saturday, 11 July, 2009: L'AQUILA, Italy (AFP) - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Friday that Libya's renunciation of weapons of mass destruction offered an "important lesson" amid fears over North Korea and Iran's nuclear ambitions. Brown was speaking to reporters at the G8 summit after his first meeting with Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi. He said Libya's announcement in 2003 showed that the world must construct a "bargain or a deal or a compact" in negotiations. Group of Eight leaders meeting at their summit in Italy agreed to US President Barack Obama's proposal that a nuclear security summit should be held in Washington ahead of the planned review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Libya and South Africa have both given up nuclear programmes, Brown said, adding: "I think it's particularly important to recognise at a time when we're worried about nuclear proliferation particularly in Iran and Korea that two countries that might have become nuclear weapons states have given up the opportunity to do so, even though they probably had access to the technology... [AFP] More
Saturday, 11 July, 2009: One year ago Geneva police arrested Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's son and his wife on charges they had abused their servants. The crisis that ensued would only grow. Though some progress has been made to heal Swiss-Libyan ties in recent months, the Gaddafi affair has brought Switzerland into direct conflict with another government – unprecedented for a neutral country that champions diplomacy. "Switzerland excels in mediation, but it has hardly ever been directly involved in a crisis with another state," said Hasni Abidi, director of the Study and Research Center for the Arab and Mediterranean World in Geneva. "The Gaddafi case has presented challenges." So, looking back, what lessons can be drawn? [Swiss Info] More
Saturday, 11 July, 2009: L'AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) - Libya's Muammar Gaddafi on Friday asked British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for help in the case of the dying former Libyan agent who is appealing against a life sentence for the 1988 Lockerbie aircraft bombing. The Scottish Appeal Court said this week the case would not be concluded until next year, raising concerns that 57-year-old Abdel Basset al-Megrahi -- who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer -- will die before the appeal finishes. "Gaddafi raised the issue of Mr Megrahi," Brown's spokesman told reporters at the G8 summit in Italy, where the two leaders held bilateral talks, the first time they had met. "The Libyans reiterated their longstanding position that they would like to see him go back to Libya. The prime minister made clear it was a matter for the Scottish government." [The Star] More
تعازي إلى آل الكواش والكيخيا    تعازي إلى آل المرتضي والشريف

Ghoma : The Grand-Bargain Between Iran And The West (3)

القدس : اوباما يصافح القذافي في حفل عشاء    الأخبار : عبداللطيف أحميدة : هل الحداثة نتاج غربي؟

فرج بوالعشة : إيران بين الإمامة والرئاسة!!

محمد الأصفر : جزائرية

صفحات من كتاب "عاصفة رملية ليبية" ـ ترجمة : عثمان حسين العالم (8)

د. فتحي العكاري : معالم التخلف

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : تصريح صحفي

شينخوا : اكتشاف ثاني إصابة بإنفلونزا "أيه إتش1 إن1" في ليبيا

أبوبكر : قضيـة التوارق

Friday, 10 July, 2009: President Obama shook hands with Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi Thursday, a sign that relations have improved considerably between the U.S. and the North African nation. The two met as they posed for pictures ahead of a G-8 summit dinner hosted by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Obama's diplomatic gesture was his latest effort to reach out to controversial world leaders in an attempt to improve the United States' standing around the world, which he says was damaged by former President Bush's unilateral diplomacy. But it was Bush who restored full diplomatic relations with Libya in 2006 after the formerly isolated country, which was recognized as a sponsor of terrorism, announced it was ending its weapons of mass destruction program. [Fox News] More
Friday, 10 July, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has pitched a Beduoin tent in the grounds off the police barracks currently hosting the Group of Eight summit in the quake-stricken city of L'Aquila. Gaddafi, who has been invited to the summit in his role as current chairman of the African Union, is likely to have a more comfortable camping experience than the thousands of people left homeless by the April 6 quake now housed in tents around the city. The Libyan leader's tent, which stands in the barracks' football field, is equipped with all the luxuries, including a plasma screen TV and decoder, and is being guarded by several of his female 'Amazon' bodyguards. Gaddafi will also be the best situated world leader to cope should a major earthquake hit the city, which is still experiencing tremors. [ANSA] More
سليم الرقعي : مسوّغات الثورة الشعبية المرتقبة

فوزي عبدالحميد : الدكتور احمد أبراهيم الفقيه : سلام الله على ملائكتك

نداء صبري عياد : صوابية الضمير

علي الخليفي : مثقف أحول وأسكافي..

عيسى عبدالقيوم : ليبيا : تقهقر فى ملفها الإعلامي

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : الأم البديلة‮

Thursday, 9 July, 2009: WASHINGTON - The Vice President of Botswana Mompati Merafhe lashed out at the Libyan chairmanship of the recent African Union (AU) summit in Sirte saying that the pan-African body “failed Africa”. Merafhe speaking at a press conference in the Namibian capital Gaborone said that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi forced upon the members the resolutions relating to the African government proposal and the International Criminal Court (ICC) row with Sudan. The Botswanaian Vice President avoided naming Gaddafi directly and referred to him as the “chair”. “The chair has no respect for established procedures and processes of the African Union and this may be motivated by his burning desire to coerce everyone into the premature establishment of an African Union government,” Merafhe said according to the South African based ’The Times’. [Sudan Tribune] More
Thursday, 9 July, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, JULY 6 - To improve living conditions for illegal migrants in Libya in administrative holding centres where they are jailed until expelled from the country, by offering, including through locally trained personnel, material, moral, legal, health, psychological and human assistance. Prometeo, a pilot project set up by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has been focusing on this activity for the past four months. The project was set up with the help of funds provided by the Italian Cooperation office, Libya's Ministry of the Interior, local NGOs working in the development and human rights sectors, and the World Islamic Call Society. A final meeting was held today in Tripoli to draw up the results of the project that was set up in the Al Qwaa holding centre located in Garabulli, 45 km east of Tripoli. The [ANSAmed] More
تعازي إلى آل عفـّان    تعازي إلى آل العريبي    تعازي إلى آل اسنيدل

جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : في ذكرى تأسيس الجبهة

د. مصطفى عبدالله : الثاليدومايد ومجزرة أبوسليم

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان صحفي

المساء : كاري حنكو

مخيّم "أمل" 2009     Amal Camp 2009

Wednesday, 8 July, 2009: HOUSTON - The Libyan government had invested $500 million of its cash reserves with accused swindler Allen Stanford's firm as of late 2008, a court filing showed on Tuesday. And Stanford and Andrea Stoelker, his girlfriend, flew to Tripoli on Jan. 25, 2009 because Libya was considering increasing the amount it had invested with him, according to a court document. Stanford met with several officials, including Mohamed Layas, chief executive officer of the Libyan Investment Authority, the filing said. A representative from the Libyan embassy in Washington was not immediately available to comment. It was not clear whether the investment was recouped before the U.S. government shuttered Stanford's network... [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 8 July, 2009: (AKI) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was expected to return to Italy for the second time in a month to attend the Group of Eight summit in the central Italian city of L'Aquila. The controversial leader erected a tent in a sports field that belongs to Italy's tax police or Guardia di Finanza, sources have told Adnkronos. The peculiar Bedouin tent has become a trademark of his travels. He is known for taking the tent on official visits and pitched it during his recent visit in June. Gaddafi's private, all-female Amazon Guard will stay in a building next to the headquarters of the tax police, across the street from where US president Barack Obama is expected to be housed. Gaddafi, 67, will attend the summit as the current head of the African Union... [AKI] More
Wednesday, 8 July, 2009: CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Libya's National Oil Corporation expects international oil companies to invest more than $7 billion in exploration activities by 2015, an official said on Tuesday. "In our assessment it is expected that IOC's (international oil companies) will invest in the exploration activities between 2005-2015 over $7 billion. That is a very conservative number," General Manager of explorations Fituri El-Haj told an African oil conference in Cape Town. He also said the company expected to find further 100 billion barrels of oil through their own exploration projects. "This is the potential that we think is there. We believe that 1,445 billion barrels has been generated, 893 (billion barrels) expelled, we discovered 144 (billion barrels) and we look to finding 100 billion barrels more," El-Haj said. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 8 July, 2009: The Libyan government's plans to raise production capacity to 3 million b/d by 2012 have been revised down largely due to OPEC constraints, National Oil Corporation's exploration manager Fituri Elhag said Tuesday. Speaking on the sidelines of the CWC energy conference in Cape Town, Elhag said the 3 million b/d target was now was "history." The International Energy Agency in its latest monthly report said the 3 million b/d had been revised down to 2.3 million b/d by 2013--but even this lower target looks optimistic. It said its projections see Libyan capacity reaching just 1.94 million b/d by 2013 and just over 2 million b/d by 2014. Tripoli had said it hoped to increase output to 3 million b/d by about 2012 but analysts say there is little incentive for companies to hike capacity, given Libya's OPEC quota of 1.47 million b/d. [Platts] More
رشيد الكيخيا : الإصلاح السياسى طريق صعب ويراوح مكانه

القدس : الساعدي نجل القذافي يدخل عالم السينما ويؤسس شركة انتاج في هوليوود بميزانية قدرها 100 مليون دولار

الإجدابي : محمد الأصفر : عودة فصليّة شعريّات الليبيّة بنكهة نضاليّة

فتحي العريبي : فيروز : الصوت الذي يضيء الليل بالحنين والانتظار

صفحات من كتاب "عاصفة رملية ليبية" ـ ترجمة : عثمان حسين العالم (7)

Tuesday, 7 July, 2009: Basseterre, St. Kitts - St. Kitts and Nevis is to be the headquarters of the proposed Libyan Development Bank in the Eastern Caribbean. This was disclosed on Friday (July 3) by St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affiars, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas. Dr. Douglas, who was one of three Eastern Caribbean Prime Ministers, who was in Libya to attend the 13th Summit of the African Union told the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly that St. Kitts will also be the location for the Holding Company for Libyan investments in the Caribbean region. [SFLCN] More
Tuesday, 7 July, 2009: Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has met Libyan government officials to discuss their bid to have the Lockerbie bomber transferred from Scotland. He has already met some UK relatives of those who died in the bombing and spoken to the US attorney general. Libyan authorities applied two months ago to move Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi from Greenock Prison to a Libyan jail. The Scottish Government said the talks were part of the "ongoing process" of considering that application. A spokesman also revealed that Mr MacAskill will listen to representations from US victims' families later this week. [BBC] More
Tuesday, 7 July, 2009: Libya could soon join Nigeria to supply crude oil to Ghana. A deal has been struck between the two leaders, President Atta Mills and Muammar al Qadafi of Libya on the sidelines of the 13th Ordinary Summit of the African Union in Libya, after the government expressed seriousness about the need for assistance to access crude oil on good terms. The Vice-President, John Mahama, had earlier travelled to Libya on the same mission. The Presidential Spokesman Mahama Ayariga told Joy News, government hoped Libya could help Ghana to meet her daily oil demand of about 65,000 barrels. [My Joy Online] More
من فيلم "بوذراع" : دمعك غير زايد

بانوراما ليبيا : اكتشاف اول حالة اصابة بمرض انفلونزا الخنازير في ليبيا

سالم بن عمار : حوار هاديء مع المدافعين عن الشيعة (4)

عاشور الورفلي : رسالة إلى "قناة الجزيرة"..     فرج بوالعشة : نجاد كلاكيت ثاني مرة!

سليم الرقعي : هل الشعوب تريد أن تمارس السلطه بنفسها!؟

د. مصطفى الزائدي : شعارات ومضامين     رمضان جربوع : الذين لا يجعجعون..!

د. فتحي الفاضلي : من ضحايا الارهاب : رُسل الثورة.. ومذابح اليونان

Monday, 6 July, 2009: Libya has reported its first case of the new H1N1 virus in a man who arrived from Thailand via Dubai, the official news agency Jana said on Sunday. It quoted Health and Environment Minister Mohamed Mahmoud al-Hijazi as saying the 52-year old man, a Thai national who works in Libya, returned on Saturday after holidays in his country. "Libya announces the first case of H1N1," he said. [Reuters] More
Monday, 6 July, 2009: An alliance of overseas Filipino workers’ organizations based in the Middle East Sunday called on the government to help 122 OFWs in Libya who have accused their employer of illegally transferring their work site and making them sign new contracts that reduced their wages. Migrante-Middle East said the Filipinos, mostly construction workers, were deployed to the eastern port city of Benghazi by Aleskan Construction Co. John Leonard Monterona, Migrante-ME regional coordinator, said the employer forced the OFWs to sign new contracts whose salary provisions differed from the contracts... [Global Nation] More
Monday, 6 July, 2009: New Delhi (PTI) India will take up with Libya a complaint by an Indian pharmaceutical company that its consignment was barred entry on the grounds that it was from a non-US, non-EU region. "We have asked our trade mission in Libya to take up the issue with the autorities there. Ajanta Pharma had brought to the notice of Indian authorities that its consignment had been blocked in Libya," a senior Commerce Ministry official said. Customs authorities of Libya are understood to have informed Ajanta Pharma that only goods registered in the US and EU would be allowed entry into their country. [Hindu] More
Monday, 6 July, 2009: Both Libya and the United States are to step up pressure on Kenny MacAskill this week over the future of the Lockerbie bomber. Libyan officials seeking the release of Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, are due to arrive in Edinburgh for talks with the Scottish Justice Secretary, while American families who lost relatives in the atrocity will attempt to persuade Mr MacAskill that al-Megrahi should remain in a Scottish jail. In May, Libyan authorities applied for al-Megrahi's return under the terms of a prisoner transfer deal agreed by Tripoli and the British Government, posing a diplomatic challenge for Scottish ministers. [Times Online] More
Monday, 6 July, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had his own style in conducting meetings, President Jacob Zuma said jokingly in Durban on Saturday. "He has his own ways of holding meetings," said Zuma at a two-day ANC provincial general council at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus. Describing how the AU chairperson conducted the 13th AU summit in his country this week,Zuma said a quarter of the speeches during the meeting had been made by him. "He forgets that there is lunch time and he forgets that people have to sleep," said Zuma. Zuma and other S. African delegates arrived in S. Africa from Libya ... [Daily News] More
Monday, 6 July, 2009: KENNY MacAskill is to be put under intense pressure to keep the Lockerbie bomber behind bars in Scotland this week when he takes part in discussions with the families of the American victims. The justice secretary will hear a heartfelt plea from Americans who lost loved ones in the atrocity and who firmly believe that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi should die in a Scottish prison. MacAskill will hear that American families are "shocked and horrified" that Scottish ministers are considering whether Megrahi should be sent back home to Libya under the terms of a controversial prisoner transfer agreement... [The Sscotsman] More
(شراء فيلا بميونيخ "لطالب" ليبي بـ 8 مليون يورو) ـ ترجمة وتعليق : محمد بن احميدة

شخصيات وطنية : مذكرة إحتجاج إلى قناة الجزيرة

مركز التوثيق الليبي : إهداء إلى شهداء مجزرة بوسليم

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة السويدية : بيان التأسيس

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : بيان بخصوص مظاهرات بوسليم

صفحات من كتاب "عاصفة رملية ليبية" ـ ترجمة : عثمان حسين العالم (6)

د. محمد بالروين : أسلمة الديمقراطية (1)

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : حيه على برقه وعربها..

Sunday, 5 July, 2009: Once a major city of the ancient world, Cyrene, today rests in ruins in Libya. Now open again to the world, the site is victimized by looters, the bane of archaeologists everywhere. Governed at different times by Greek colonists, Egyptian lords and Roman emperors, Cyrene's rulers included Alexander the Great, Marc Antony and Cleopatra. In "one of the great catastrophes of history," according to a 1981 International Council on Monuments and Sites report, the city was finally conquered by an earthquake and tidal wave in 365 A.D. The city was founded around 440 B.C. by Greek colonists from Thera... [USA Today] More
Sunday, 5 July, 2009: Brazil's construction company Odebrecht believes that Libya will maintain for many years its current growth potential, driven by the country's economic opening and oil exports. The Brazilian company, currently undertaking two large works in Tripoli, says that it is in the country to stay. "Libya is a country that has much potential, one that is already being realized and will continue to be," said the CEO of Odebrecht in Libya, Daniel Villar, in an interview at the company's headquarters in Tripoli. "The country is on the opposite direction of the world crisis, it has accumulated lots of reserves and is not indebted," he added. More than a good economic situation, Libya is in strong need of infrastructure work... [Brazzil Mag] More
Sunday, 5 July, 2009: (Reuters) - African leaders condemned the payment of kidnap ransoms to free hostages and said the practice should be made illegal because the cash is being used by militants to fund violence. The 53-member African Union adopted a resolution against ransom payments at a summit in Sirte, in Libya. Some countries worry ransoms paid to hostage-takers in Somalia and the northern Sahara could fall into the hands of al Qaeda and its allies. "The (AU) vigorously condemns the payment of ransoms... [The Washington Post] More
Sunday, 5 July, 2009: As Colonel Muammar Gadaffi, the leader of Libya, hosted an African Union summit last week, his name was romantically linked in a court case with the queen mother of an ancestral Ugandan kingdom. Two editors of a Ugandan daily newspaper are being prosecuted for alleging that he is having an affair with her. The Libyan ambassador, who initially brought the case seeking £245m in damages, said in his affidavit that the editors had launched an almost daily campaign to defame Gadaffi. The Ugandan director of public prosecutions, which has taken over the case, accused the editors of defaming a foreign dignitary. [Times] More
Sunday, 5 July, 2009: ROME, July 4 (Reuters) - Italian defence company Finmeccanica denied on Saturday a website report that it was in talks with a Libyan sovereign fund over the sale of a stake of up to 10 percent. "Finmeccanica categorically denies all news relating to purported negotiations with a Libyan sovereign fund over the possible sale of stakes," the company said in a statement. Italian website Dagospia said on Saturday the Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company was mulling an investment of around 600 million euros ($841 million) in the company, without citing sources. Finmeccanica's Chief Executive Pierfrancesco Guarguaglini told Reuters last month he was unaware of any interest from Libya or Abu Dhabi state investment agency... [Reuters] More
Sunday, 5 July, 2009: TAB Energy – a subsidiary of Bahrain-based investment firm Capital Management House (CMH) and Libya-focused private equity group Tuareg Capital – has won a second major contract from global energy giant Shell. In June 2007, CMH and Tuareg Capital launched the Libya Fund to capture the investment opportunities offered across a wide range of Libyan sectors, including energy services. The strategy of the energy services venture is to create a leading Libyan oilfield services group, offering a pool of high-quality drilling assets that can be deployed anywhere in the region and complementary service lines to its customers. The latest contract win from Shell was secured by Etelaf Oil Services... [Business 24-7] More
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ناجي الفيتوري : شاعرة فى الأسر     رجب الشلطامي : النتيجـة؟

أعضاء حاليون وسابقون في الجماعة الإسلامية المقاتلة : خطاب مفتوح حول مجريات حوار قيادة الجماعة مع النظام

اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة : وثائق الندوة الحقوقية عن مجزرة ابوسليم ـ بيل ، سويسرا ـ 27 يونيو 2009

القدس العربي : قياديون في 'الجماعة الليبية المقاتلة' يؤيدون حوارا مع طرابلس

Ghoma : Africa Rules the Wind : A "United Government" Is a Fantasy-fest!

Saturday, 4 July, 2009: SIRTE, Libya (AP) - Concluding marathon talks held late into the night, African leaders agreed Friday to a Libyan-driven push to transform the African Union and in theory greatly extend its powers. The change was materialized by morphing the African Union's executive body, the commission, into an "African Authority." The draft document adopted at 4 a.m. at the AU summit of heads of states in Sirte, Libya, showed that the new Authority would simplify the AU's structure and boost its power over defense, diplomatic and international trade matters. The document, obtained by The Associated Press, was viewed as a milestone for the buildup to what Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has long envisioned as a federal government... [AP] More
Saturday, 4 July, 2009: SIRTE, Libya (AP) - After bitter wrangling, Africa's leaders agreed Friday to denounce the International Criminal Court and refuse to extradite Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted for crimes against humanity in Darfur. The decision at the African Union summit says AU members "shall not cooperate" with the court in The Hague "in the arrest and transfer of President Omar al-Bashir of the Sudan to the ICC." Sudan welcomed the move, and other Africans said it was a signal to the West that it shouldn't impose its ways on Africa. A human rights group said the decision was a gift to a dictator. The 13th AU summit of heads of state, which concluded Friday in Sirte, Libya, also "expresses its preoccupation about the behavior of the ICC prosecutor" Luis Moreno Ocampo, whom African officials describe as too hard on Africans. [AP] More
Saturday, 4 July, 2009: OFFICERS on a cruise ship which called at Libya this week were in a panic over a topless lady ... the ship's figurehead. The sailing ship ROYAL CLIPPER has an ornate carving on her prow, modelled on owner Mikael Krafft's daughter Marie. Before sailing from Malta to Tripoli, crew had to cover her ample bosom with a burkha-like shroud, leaving only her face showing. Other rules imposed by the Libyan authorities included a ban on alcohol sales, and no American passport holders. [The Sun] More
Saturday, 4 July, 2009: Mogadishu - Duho Artan, a Somali mother, one of the parents whose children are detained in Libyan jails has Friday requested from the both Libya and Somali government to release their children and return to their country. Duho said that it is very important for the heads of Somalia and Libya not to discuss only the political affairs, asking to talk how they would play crucial role for the humanitarian situation and release the Somali teenagers who are in the prisons of Libya. "We are also requesting from the human right organizations to visit the jails in Libya pointing out that there are more Somali teenagers who are in a critical conditions and in prisons. Some of them are ill in the jails," Dhuho said. [Shabelle Media Network] More
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يوسف المصراتي : لماذا وهم يعلمون؟

صلاح الدين الغزال : بَيْتُ الصِّـبَا

ابن ليبيا : أين أنت من الأخلاق الحميدة يا "د. بوقعيقيص"     موقع "المؤتمر" : ترقبوا نشر المزيد من الوثائق

رفيق : لماذا نُحمّل الآلهة مسئولية انتصاراتنا ، ولا نُحمّلها مسئولية هزائمنا؟!

المحمودي : تعليقات على مقال (محمد سيف النصر)

فرج بوالعشة : القراءة الطباقية للثقافة الإمبريالية!!

Friday, 3 July, 2009: (KHARTOUM) - Libyan embassy in Khartoum has denied the statements attributed to the First Vice-President Salva Kiir Mayadrit about the support of Libyan leader to Southern Sudan independence. Earlier this week, Reuters reported that Salva Kiir told a Church congregation last Sunday he had secured a promise from Muammar Gadhafi to support southern Sudan independence. The embassy said in a communiqué released on Thursday that if the statements attributed to Salva Kiir are accurate they would "reflect a significant misunderstanding and confusion that it will be difficult to accept." "The Commander Gadhafi supports Sudan’s integrity, security and stability as well as its prosperity," the embassy said. [Sudan Tribune] More
Friday, 3 July, 2009: With the two major initiatives of the EU burden sharing pilot project and the proposed frontline asylum office in Libya in the pipeline, Justice and Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici is to meet United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres this evening in Geneva for what are expected to be crucial talks toward realising both goals. Malta has been requesting a meeting with the UNHCR over the subject matter for weeks now and has reportedly become exasperated over the UNHCR’s until now continued failure to pencil in a date for such a meeting, with so much at potentially stake for Malta it continues to struggle with migrant numbers despite a marked slowdown this summer. [Independent] More
Friday, 3 July, 2009: LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest property company, Land Securities (LAND.L), has sold its Portman House retail and office building on London's Oxford Street to a Libyan state-backed investor for 155 million pounds ($254.8 million). The multi-let 146,550 square foot (13,615 square metre) building in the heart of the West End shopping district has been bought by Kinloss Property Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Libyan Foreign Investment Company (LAFICO). The asset generates a total rent of 11.5 million pounds a year and is held on a long lease from The Portman Estate on a term expiring in 2152.The purchase price reflects an annual income yield of just over 7 percent. [Reuters] More
Friday, 3 July, 2009: SIRTE, Libya (AFP) - The global economic crisis poses a "major threat" to the fight against AIDS in Africa as funding for treatment programmes dries up, a top UN official said Thursday. Michel Sidibe, the head of the UNAIDS agency, told reporters on the sidelines of an African Union summit in Libya that 96 percent of Africans receiving AIDS medications depend on aid from rich countries. "The global economic crisis is a major threat that could drive aid mechanisms toward collapse," he said. The Global Fund against AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis is already running a four billion dollar deficit, even as 2,500 people are put on treatment every day in Africa, Sidibe said. "If the Fund doesn't remain solvent, sick people will start dying..." [AFP] More
Friday, 3 July, 2009: Milan (AKI) - The northern Italian region of Lombardy is seeking to expand trade with Libya, following a recent visit to Italy by controversial Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Business leaders from the regional capital and financial centre, Milan, intend to expand business links on a visit later this year. "In October, we will organise a key business visit to Libya, in order to develop new ways to collaborate in the business sector," said Claudio Rotti, deputy president of Milan's special agency of the Chamber of Commerce for International Activities, also known as PROMOS, on Thursday. He was speaking on the sidelines of a conference entitled "Developing economic ties between Libya and Italy-Lombardy." Data provided by PROMOS said that Lombardy accounted for 20 percent of total bilateral trade between Italy and Libya [AKI] More
Friday, 3 July, 2009: Libyans took to the streets this week in a rare protest to mark the 13th anniversary of a prison clampdown, which they say caused the death of more than 1,100 inmates. The unusual protest was staged in Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya, and included around 200 family members of the victims, who chanted against the regime’s handling of the case and demanded details on their missing loved ones. They also demanded the authorities reveal the truth about the whereabouts of the dead bodies. Some families received notification of the death of their relatives from the authorities, but these did not include the dates or causes of death. Others do not know what happened to their relatives. Security forces were present at the rally but no arrests or scuffles were reported. [The Media Line] More
Friday, 3 July, 2009: (ANSAmed) - MILAN - "Libya's government allocated 11.8 billion euros to attract Italian companies interested in making investments in Libya". Antonio de Capoa, president of the Italy/Lybia Chamber of Commerce, made the statement during a conference on the development of economic relations between Libya and the Region of Lombardy that was held in Milan. He added that "Libya is also considering the creation of a special economic area where Italian companies will enjoy a tax free status for 5 years". Capoa concluded that 'next October a business mission will head to Libya to develop new forms of cooperation, and in November there will be the second edition of the fair dedicated to infrastructures and mechanics. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 3 July, 2009: (ANSAmed) - MILAN - Libya is at work to to open up a new free trade area 'close to Bengasi''. The statement was made this morning by Juma Al Usta, president of the Libyan Chambers of Commerce, during a conference on the development of economic relations between Libya and the Region of Lombardy that was set up in Milan by Promos, a special agency which takes care of international activities for Milan's Chamber of Commerce. Al Usta explained that "This project wants to set up a sort of Dubai for North Africa, a starting point for any investment in the area, that later will cover all of Africa". [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 3 July, 2009: NEW DELHI: Engineering and construction major Punj Lloyd has bagged three contracts worth Rs.1,873.18 crore ($392 million) from the Housing and Infrastructure Board of Libya, the company said on Thursday. As per the contract, the Indian company will build roads, networks for drinking water, sewage water and storm water and electrical and communication infrastructure in three towns in Libya, the company said in a regulatory statement. The contract is scheduled for completion within 48 months, it added. [India Times] More
Friday, 3 July, 2009: Mozambique sneaked an unlikely victory over Libya on the second day of the Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup 2009 qualifier Durban on Thursday, with captain and goalkeeper Pedro Barca the hero. For the second time in two days, Libya were held to a draw and had to go through the tension of extra-time and then a sudden-death penalty shootout. After losing to Senegal in heartbreaking circumstances on the opening day, they had to live through it all again, with Barca saving to give Mozambique a victory few predicted before the tournament. After Barca’s penalty save, Raafique Manel slotted home from the spot to put Mozambique equal on top of the log with Senegal before their meeting on Friday in the group decider. [Kickoff] More
فوزي عبدالحميد : إلى الليبيين.. الموت هو الحل

سليم الرقعي : هل سينجح القذافي في إخافة الصحافة العربية..!؟

عاشور الورفلي : نحن لا نرقص على الجثث

القوى الوطنية : لقطات من اعتصام القوى الوطنية في ذكرى مذبحة ابوسليم ـ استوكهولم

د. محمد بوقعيقيص : مطلب العودة بليبيا الى النظام الملكي الدستوري

Thursday, 2 July, 2009: SIRTE, Libya (AP) - African leaders and Brazil's president called for greater cooperation to boost peace and development efforts as the 13th African Union summit of heads of state opened Wednesday. The leaders had a host of issues to address, including coups and civil wars to the backlash of the economic crisis and the challenges of global warming. Several high-profile guests to the summit stayed home at the last minute, including Italy's Silvio Berlusconi, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. A visit by Ahmadinejad would have been one of his first major public appearances since his troubled re-election in June, which was marred by turbulent streets protests, police violence... [AP] More
Thursday, 2 July, 2009: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called off a trip to Libya for an African Union summit. A spokesman for Mr Ahmadinejad confirmed that the visit had been cancelled without giving a reason. It would have been the president's second foray abroad since the disputed 12 June election set off Iran's most significant internal unrest since the 1979 Islamic revolution. In a show of confidence, Mr Ahmadinejad had attended a regional summit in Russia four days after the vote, ignoring huge street protests by supporters of losing candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi, who both claim the election was rigged. [RTE] More
Thursday, 2 July, 2009: When on June 30, 2009, the Ghana News Agency (GNA) reported the departure of Prof. John Evans Atta-Mills for Libya, on the occasion of the 11th Summit of the African Peer-Review Mechanism (APRM), I could not help but double up with laughter. For Libya, with its 40-year-reigning dynastic strongman, is the last place on Earth that any leaders worth their nominal substance would select as a venue for the serious discussion of constitutional democracy. And so I began to wonder what other attractions could possibly have drawn Ghana's “Presidential Understudy” to that North African country of some 6 mln people. [Modern Ghana] More
Thursday, 2 July, 2009: Alarm has not been raised in Tunisia over the 18 cases of bubonic plague recorded in the past few days in Libya, in the Tobruk region near the Egyptian border. So stated the Tunisian office of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The organisation said that while there is no risk of an epidemic it is closely monitoring the situation given the proximity of Libya and the continuous flow of tourists and trade between the two countries, noting that the Tunisian health system meets appropriate standards. [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 2 July, 2009: A group of 89 migrants located on a dinghy in the Sicily Channel has been ferried back to Libya by an Italian warship. The migrants were spotted late yesterday some 30 miles off the Italian island of Lampedusa. They were intercepted by the Orione which immediately took them back to Libya waters, where they were transferred to a Libyan launch. The migrants included nine women. [Times of Malta] More
Thursday, 2 July, 2009: Mr Ahme Gosibat, 28 born in Libya and resident in San Gwann was accused of stealing office apparatus valued over €10,000 from Cyberpass company, Triq il-Qasab in San Gwann. He was also accused that he voluntary broke the doors with damage amounting to over €116. Gosibat was also accused that on June 29 at about 11.00h he did not obey Police orders at Bahar ic-Caghaq. Gosibat replied that he was not guilty and was released on bail with a deposit of €500 and a personal guarantee of €2,500. [DI-VE] More
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كراسي : العدد 52 ـ يوليو 2009    الإجدابي : التقازة    سريب : رفقا بكبارنا..    أويا : السطى‮ ‬"شعبان"

Wednesday, 1 July, 2009: Heads of state from across Africa begun arriving Tuesday in Libya for the 13th summit of the African Union, due to focus on boosting the continent's fledging economy and discussing ways to fight the spread of deserts. Guests from outside Africa are expected to grab much of the limelight, with visits scheduled by the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a last-minute call by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - his first major public appearance abroad since his disputed re-election earlier this month. The three-day heads of state AU summit was due to open Wednesday in the coastal city of Sirte, East of the capital, Tripoli. [Etaiwan News] More
Wednesday, 1 July, 2009: (ANSAmed) - MILAN - Impregilo, through its joint venture Impregilo Lidco, in which the Italian group has a 60% stake (the rest is in the hands of the Libyan Development Investment Co), has signed contracts in Libya with a total value of 360 million euros. The contracts commit Impregilo to planning and building infrastructure and carry out urbanisation work in the cities of Tripoli and Misurata. The company will take care of the reconstruction of public services relating to electricity, sewers, telephone and water ... [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 1 July, 2009: Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to visit Libya on Wednesday to address the African Union summit, the Mehr news agency reported. Ahmadinejad, whose visit to Libya was confirmed by his office, will lead a high-level political and economic delegation at the three-day summit focused on investments in agriculture to boost economic growth, it said. On Monday, Ahmadinejad's re-election in a disputed June 12 presidential poll was certified by Iran's top electoral body, the Guardians Council. [AfricAsia] More
Wednesday, 1 July, 2009: South Sudan President Salva Kiir said he had secured a promise from Libya’s leader to support his region if it voted for independence in a referendum, a statement that is likely to infuriate Sudan’s north. Sudan’s oil-producing south is due to vote in January 2011 on whether to secede in a referendum set up under a peace deal that ended more than two decades of civil war with north Sudan. The report of Gaddafi’s comments comes a day before the Libyan leader was due to host a meeting of the African Union, which he chairs, that will be attended by the Sudanese president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir. [Gulf-Times] More
Wednesday, 1 July, 2009: Sirte - Africa's conflicts took a back seat on Tuesday to a surprise visit by Iran's hardline president and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's drive to create an "African government" ahead of a continental summit. Gaddafi was elected president of the African Union in February, and the self-styled "king of kings" is using his term to press for African unity under a stronger AU executive, despite objections from key countries including South Africa, the continent's biggest economy. His drive had already diverted attention from African trouble spots when Tehran announced that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would visit Libya on Wednesday to address the summit, after Iran's top electoral body confirmed his re-election. [news24] More
Wednesday, 1 July, 2009: Sirte, Libya - African leaders open a summit on Wednesday with a slate of conflicts demanding their attention, but are already distracted by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's drive to create an "African government". Gaddafi was elected president of the African Union in February, and the self-styled "king of kings" is using his term to press his scheme for African unity under a stronger AU executive, despite strong objections from key countries including South Africa, the continent's biggest economy. His drive has already diverted attention from trouble spots like Mauritania, due to hold elections in July after a coup last August, or Guinea-Bissau, where elections were held last weekend after the president's assassination. [IOL] More
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