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التحالف الوطنى الليبي : بيان في الذكرى الثالثة عشر لمذبحة "أبوسليم"

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة المتحدة : لقطات من اعتصام لندن التى نظمته اللجنة

أحمد الحوتي : قصيدة "حواء"

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : الأصدقاء الثلاثة

د. مصطفى الزائدي : حديث الخيمة وظل العباءة

فتحي العريبي : لقطة ورد غطاها : (10) قلب مع الحِجاب وعين علي الشَعر الحريري

Andy Worthington : UK Protestors Mark 13th Anniversary Of Libyan Prison Massacre

وقفات : لقاء مع "موفّق على رقص" مشرف عام موقع "عرب زووبس"

الجزيرة : أهالي ضحايا سجن بوسليم الليبي يحتجون

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان عن انتفاضات الشعب الليبي احتجاجا على مذبحة بوسليم

عمر الهوني : لقطات من "إعتصام لندن تضامناً مع أهالى سجناء وضحايا مذبحة سجن ابوسليم"

د. مصطفى عبدالله : لماذا تهاجر العقول الليبية... وهل ستعود إلى الوطن؟

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : لله دركم.. والله ناصركم

جيل : لليوم الثاني على التوالي : رايات سوداء في إجدابيا

مؤسسة الرقيب : إعلان عن تأجيل مؤتمر الرقيب

Tuesday, 30 June, 2009: RABAT (Reuters) - Three newspapers were ordered by a Moroccan court to pay Libya a total of 3 million dirhams ($372,300) in damages on Monday for defaming its leader Muammar Gaddafi. The papers were also fined 100,000 dirhams ($12,410) each for "attacks on the character and the dignity of a head of state", Moroccan official news agency MAP reported. Defence lawyers said the case was flawed because Gaddafi is not formally head of state in Libya but is known simply as "Brother Leader and Guide of the Revolution". "This (trial) is a blow for press freedom in Morocco and an attempt to execute the press," Morocco's National Press Union said in a statement ahead of the verdict. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 30 June, 2009: Countries in North Africa are boosting precautionary measures in heightened efforts to prevent bubonic plague from spreading to their territories. According to the London-based Al-Quds Al-‘Arabi, Algeria has documented 50 cases of the plague, some within 15 kilometers (9 miles) of the border with Libya, where two people have died of the disease. As a result, Algiers has tightened medical surveillance on its borders with Libya. Officials there fear that Bedouin are crossing the borders from the Illizi province into Libya and passing the disease back into Algeria, according to local Algeria and Moroccan press. Rodents in the area have been seen bearing the disease, Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organization (WHO), told The Media Line. “But it hasn’t infected people for 25 years,” she said. [The Media Line] More
Tuesday, 30 June, 2009: Twenty students from North Africa will study at the University of Minnesota this fall under a State Department program to promote understanding of the United States and develop future leaders. The university says the students from Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Libya will study American history, government, institutions, economics and culture. They will also get firsthand experience with Minnesota hospitality and culture in both the Twin Cities and outside the metro area. The university is one of six institutions participating the program around the country. [WCCO] More
المسحان : في ذكرى مذبحة ابوسليم    الساطور : في ذكرى مذبحة ابوسليم

الطاهر الزاوي : دفاعا عن الرجال الشرفاء

د. أحمد الحطماني : قضية "حريبه" وعصابة "الدعوة الإسلامية"

هالة المصراتي : ما بين الأمس والغد.. هي فوضى..!! (2)

قورينا : انضمام أعضاء جدد لمجلس أمناء مؤسسة القذافي    السلفيوم : الضمير الحي!!    الصيّاد : نظرة إلى شواطئنا

عبدالله الفقير : إلى صاحب مقال الافتراء والبهتان

رمضان جربوع : الشخصيات القيادية، المفروض والموجود!

عيسى عبدالقيوم : قتيل الرأي.. وقتيل سوق الخضار

مركز التوثيق الليبي : مجزرة بوسليم : اسماء و صور

فوزي عبدالحميد : جماهيرية البازين والفلقة و(الخنبه)

موسى عبدالكريم : مذبحة سجن ابوسليم والعدالة الضائعة

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : بيان حول مذبحة سجن ابو سليم

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : نداء إلى عائلات شهداء مذبحة سجن "بو سليم"

Monday, 29 June, 2009: Ousted Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana has arrived in Libya ahead of an African Union summit, where he will meet leaders to discuss his country's crisis, his office said Sunday. "President Ravalomanana will continue to work closely with all parties interested in finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis in Madagascar," said a statement. The ex-president of the Indian Ocean island, now living in exile in South Africa, was toppled three months ago following street protests that saw opposition leader Andry Rajoelina take power with the army's blessing. "He will meet with heads of state to discuss the crisis in Madagascar" in Sirte, where African leaders start a three-day summit on Wednesday. [Afric Asia] More
Monday, 29 June, 2009: ALGIERS- President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will be Monday in Sirte (Libya) for the 13th session of the Conference of the African Union (AU) announced Sunday the Algerian presidency in a statement. “Investing in agriculture to achieve economic growth and food security is the main theme of this summit from 1 to 3 July, reads the text. The Heads of State and Government of the AU will also discuss peace issue on the African continent and the transformation of the authority of the AU, it added. President Bouteflika will also participate in the summits of the NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development) and the African Peer Review mechanism (APRM) scheduled Tuesday in Sirte, according to the same source. [Ennahar Online] More
Monday, 29 June, 2009: Libya has withdrawn most of its assets from Swiss bank accounts in a continuing diplomatic crisis between the two countries. The north African country last year pulled out SFr5.6 billion ($5.2 billion) of its SFr5.75 billion deposited in Swiss banks, according to statistics by the Swiss National Bank. The Swiss foreign ministry said it had no detailed figures on Libyan assets in Switzerland, but a withdrawal had no little economic impact. In 2007 Libyan assets made up 0.3 per cent of all foreign assets in Swiss banks. Relations between the two countries have been strained since one of the sons of the Libyan leader, Moammar Gaddafi, was arrested in Geneva last July, charged with assaulting two domestic employees. [Swiss Info] More
Monday, 29 June, 2009: Despite playing out a goalless draw with Al-Akhdar on the last day of the national first division championship in Libya at the weekend, Al-Ittihad have successfully defended their league title. Al-Ittihad, who bagged 71 points at the end of the season, had wrapped up the championship even before the last day. Al-Ahli of Benghazi were placed second with 67 points, while Al-Ahli Tripoli were third with 66 points. Al-Jazira, Al-Wihda, Sûreté Publique and Wifak Sabratha were all relegated to the second division. The final standings are as follows: 1. Al-Attihad 71 pts 2. Al-Ahli Benghazi 67 3. Al-Ahli Tripoli 66 4. Al-Akhdhar 475. Al-Nasr 46 6. Khalij Syrte 42 7. Al-Toursana 40 8. Al-Swihli 40 9. Al-Madina 39 10. Al-Chat 35 11. Tie Olympique 35 12. Al-Hilal 31 13. Sûreté Publique 30 14. Wifak Sabratha 29 15.Al-Jazira 22 16. Al-Wihda 11 [Goal] More
Monday, 29 June, 2009: WAM Sirte, Libya, 28th June 2009 (WAM) -- UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met here yesterday with Dr. al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi, Secretary of the Libyan General People's Committee, as part of the UAE diplomatic drive to garner support for its bid to host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi. The meeting explored ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation, particularly in the field of renewable energy. The Libyan top official commended the role the UAE and Libya had played at the international forums in recent years. Sheikh Abdullah said the UAE was grateful to the Libyan leadership for its efforts to boost cooperation... [WAM] More
Monday, 29 June, 2009: SUBRATA - (FIBA Africa Nations Championship for men) – FIBA Africa, in cooperation with the Libyan Arab Basketball Federation, hosted today in Subrata the draw for the 2009 FIBA Africa Nations Championship for men. The 25th FIBA Africa Nations Championship for men (Afrobasket Libya 2009) will be played from 05th to 15th August 2009 in Tripoli and Benghazi (Libya) with 16 Africans National teams. Please find below the result of the draw, as well as the complete event schedule. 1.Composition of groups: Group A: Libya, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa Group B: Angola, Mozambique, Egypt and Mali Group C: Cameroon, Senegal, Congo and C. Africa Group D: Cape Verde, Morocco... [Basket-In-Africa] More
تعازي إلى آل البرعصي    تعازي إلى آل نجم    تعازي إلى آل القايدي

سليم الرقعي : هل عقوبة التحريض المباشر على القتل هي الإعدام!؟

أول ظهور للسلاح الرابع في الحرب ـ ترجمة : يونس الهمالي بنينه

عاشور الورفلي : حقيقة فتحي الجهمي (3)

صالح العجيلي : ردٌّ على من سمّى نفسه (خالد عطية)

المتوسط : أموال الليبيين.. إلى أين تذهب؟    ليبيا... واحة استثمارات وفقر وأوهام    المعلن والمتضارب

أخبار اجدابيا : تراثنا الجميل    السلفيوم : ريلكه ويوسا ينصحان المبدعين الجدد

Sunday, 28 June, 2009: At least six men suspected or convicted of crimes that threaten national security retained their federal aviation licenses, despite antiterrorism laws written after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that required license revocation. Among them was a Libyan sentenced to 27 years in prison by a Scottish court for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie. In response to questions from The New York Times, the Transportation Security Administration, which is supposed to root out such individuals, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration suspended the licenses on Thursday. The two agencies appeared to be unaware that the men were among the nearly one million people licensed as pilots, mechanics and flight dispatchers. [NYTimes] More
Sunday, 28 June, 2009: Relatives of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing are to meet Scotland’s Justice Secretary. Kenny MacAskill, who is considering an application for the transfer to Libya of the man convicted of the bombing, spoke by phone yesterday to US Attorney General Eric Holder, the Scottish Government said. Mr MacAskill will also have discussions with representatives of British and American families and hear the views of the Libyan government. But any decision on whether or not to transfer Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi from his Greenock jail to Libya will be taken on judicial grounds alone, a statement said. A request by the Libyan authorities for Megrahi to be moved to Libya was made last month. [Belfast Telegraph] More
Sunday, 28 June, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, JUNE 26 - Tax breaks, bureaucratic simplification, reciprocal trust and law and order are the elements named by the Libyan Minister for Industry, Economy and Trade, Mohammed Ali Al Hawej, in order to "concretely activate the Italo-Libyan Friendship Treaty in terms of economic cooperation". These were the words that Minister Al Hawej used yesterday evening in greeting Italian businessmen working in the country in the headquarters of the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce, less than two weeks after Libyan leader Gaddafi paid a visit to Italy with his delegation. In speaking to the over 50 entrepreneurs, the chairman of the Libyan Chamber of Commerce and that of the Italo-Libyan Friendship Association, the director of the Italian Trade Commission (ICE) office in Tripoli Umberto Bonito and Italian ambassador Francesco Paolo Trupiano, the minister asked for "cooperation, while taking advantage of the bodies set up to simplify bureaucracy," referring to the Union of Libyan Chambers of Commerce... [ANSAmed] More
Sunday, 28 June, 2009: I am a sister of Kofi Boateng a/k/a Obolo Boateng and also a Ghanaian. My brother is presently sentenced to death by hanging in Libya. He is currently being held in prison in Tripoli, Libya. Kofi Boateng is a father of 2 beautiful girls, an only son of a mother- whose pain is unimaginable, a brother and a friend. He is a young man of 32 years of age. He travelled to Libya in 2002 in hopes of making a better life for his family. In June of 2005 he was arrest and jailed and falsely accused of murder. He was detained in Ubary prison in Libya for two (2) years before he was able to notify his family. Through the help of Ambassador H. E. Mr. A.K. Wadee and Yakubu Alhassan the Head of Chancery of the Ghana Embassy in Libya, I was able to obtain legal counsel for my brother in August 2007. The lawyer, hired through the Ghana embassy in Libya, never once interviewed Kofi! Even with the legal representation, Kofi Boateng was still detained in the Ubrary prison for additional two (2) years without being charged. [Ghana Web] More
مركز التوثيق الليبي : معجم المفردات البنغازية

مهدي التمامي : مع السيميائيين

الطبرقي 1 : إلى عاشور البصّاص الكذّاب الورفلي    محمد علي : صدور العدد الخامس من مجلة "شعريات"

محمد بن احميدة : لافتة مذبحة بوسليم على سُور سجن هامبورج

الصادق النيهوم : المرض

Reveo : Dr. Sadeg M. Faris [Libyan] Named Inventor Of The Year    Who Is Dr. Faris

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان صحفي

مجاهد البوسيفي : أحاديث هيكل : القدرة على اختراع الاسباب

فيلادلفيا : احتفالية للمرحوم الشيخ العارف بالله "محمود محمد دهيميش"

ليلى الهوني : هل تجدي الأساليب السلمية!؟

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : سبع خواطر قصيرة

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (17)

Saturday, 27 June, 2009: Exxon Mobil Corp. on Friday said it was beginning to drill the first of three deepwater exploration wells off the coast of Libya, as the company increases activity in the oil-rich nation. Tim Cejka, Exxon's head of exploration, said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that the deepwater exploration program would start in the next couple days. Exxon, the world's largest publicly traded oil company by market value and output, won exploration rights in licensing rounds three years ago and was also awarded another exploration block directly by the government. With about 44 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, the eighth most in the world, Libya is an enticing region for Western oil companies. Exxon, based in Irving, Texas, first discovered oil there in 1960 but left the country in 1986 when Washington prohibited U.S. oil companies from investing there. The U.S. ended its official designation of Libya as a terrorism sponsor in 2006. [WSJ] More
Saturday, 27 June, 2009: The foreign governments that are building airports in consultation with Houston Airport System officials should pick up the tab for officials’ travel expenses, a spokesman for Mayor Bill White said. The city should not be on the hook for those bills, spokesman Patrick Trahan said Thursday, and any city officials’ travel to those foreign airport sites should be paid for by the nonprofit that coordinated the consulting and collected fees from them. “That’s the principle, but I say that with a caveat: That’s part of what we’re reviewing,” Trahan said. “That’s the way it’s supposed to be done.” In a story published on Thursday on texaswatchdog.org, Texas Watchdog found a trip to Libya that the nonprofit was heavily involved with - but where Houston taxpayers footed the bill. The mayor’s office announced a review last month of the Houston Airport System Development Corp. The development corporation was a nonprofit set up by former airport chief... [Texas Watchdog] More
Saturday, 27 June, 2009: Libya's Secretary of Public Security, General Abdulfattah Yunis, held talks on Tuesday with Egypt's Minister of Manpower and Immigration focused on the growing problem of illegal Egyptian workers in Libya. As the situation has become intolerable regarding the huge number of illegal workers in Libya which is estimated to be at more than one million, Libya is undertaking concrete measures whereby Law no 6 of 1987 would be put into effect, JANA reported. The law regulates the presence of foreign workers in the country. General Yunis explained to the Egyptian minister the pattern of procedures followed by Libyan authorities and the need for full cooperation on the part of Egypt in this regard. Meanwhile, Libyan officials have extended the deadline for foreign workers until 30 July instead of 30 June to get their legal status in the country sorted out. The extension is publicly directed only to benefit Egyptian workers. [Tripoli Post] More
Saturday, 27 June, 2009: Sirte, Libya - The Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya has requested from the African Union Assembly, the inclusion of an item titled “the establishment of African defense council” in the agenda of the 13th ordinary session the AU assembly scheduled to kick off in Tripoli in July 2009, AU sources told Senegambia News. The proposed item stated that the constitutive Act of the African Union stipulated in article three (b) “defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of its member states”. It is stipulated in the same article (d) “Promote and defend African common position on issues of interest to the continent and its people. Article four (b) provide also the “establishment of a Common Defence policy of the African continent. [SeneGambia News] More
Saturday, 27 June, 2009: The House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora has begun the process to repatriate about 10,000 Nigerian teenage girls held captive by the sex-slave trade in Libya and Morocco. The 10,000 girls aged between 13 and 17 are said to be from the southern part of the country and mostly from Edo State. Chairman of the committee, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa (AC, Ikorodu/Lagos), said this at an interactive session with a non-government organisation (NGO), Christ Without Borders. The group had shown concern over the predicament of Nigerian girls in those countries, where the Diaspora Committee chairman said her committee would work closely with the National Agency Against Prostitution Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), to return the trapped girls in those countries. [Vanguard] More
Saturday, 27 June, 2009: Libyan high authority in charge of fighting flu and diseases on Thursday held an extraordinary meeting on Tripoli to monitor preventive measures to fight the swine flu pandemic. The high authority reviewed the situation prevailing in the sources of bubonic plague in the region of Tobrouk at the Egyptian border and measures taken by all services involved in the fight against the disease. The participants stressed the importance to sensitise citizens on the disease and decided on non-medical preventive measures. [Afrique Jet] More
عاشور الورفلي : رد عـلى السمسار جمال الحاجي

أسعد العقيلي : المهم سلامة الخيمة

أمارير : صياح الديك ، بصوت الدجاجة (11) ـ الأخيرة

علي البوسيفي : حقيقة بعض أفراد الأخوان

أحمد الحوتي : ملحمة "ضويه"

خالد عطية : نعم أتاني نبأ أبيك يا محمودي!!

Friday, 26 June, 2009: WASHINGTON (AP) - When U.S. presidents and their diplomats meet some Arab leaders, they come away with more than an earful about foreign policy. They also get exquisite baubles, objects of gold, robes, art - even a papier mache Santa Claus. A new list of gifts bestowed by foreign leaders on U.S. officials shows particularly lavish treats from the Arab world. One eye-popper: a diamond ring, locket and musical instrument worth more than $212,000 from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, longtime U.S. nemesis, to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He gave the gifts a personal touch, including likenesses of his face. Alas, it's only the thought that counts. Rules forbid U.S. officials from keeping most gifts... [AP] More
Friday, 26 June, 2009: Nine out of the 14 overseas Filipino workers who were victims of labor malpractice and contract substitution in Libya were repatriated to Manila, an alliance of migrant organizations said Thursday. “Today I received an email from Labor Attaché Nasser Mustafa that the 9 OFWs have already left yesterday afternoon for Manila via Qatar airways, and that the other 5 will be booked soon while looking for an available flight,” Migrante-Middle East Regional Coordinator John Leonard Monterona said. The 9 OFWs who were repatriated from Libya were identified by the organization as Bernard Capitan, Mario Baldueza, Joel, Dumdum, Eufracio Macatangay, Felixberto Elejedo, Ismael Bobadilla, Joel Mortel, Frederick Legaspi... [ABS-CBN] More
Friday, 26 June, 2009: A Ghanaian citizen in Libya, Mr. Obolo Boateng is reported to have been found guilty of murder by a Libyan court and has been sentenced to death.Speaking on Peace FM’S morning show, “Kokrokoo”, Ghana’s Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Kwame Tinkorang confirmed the court’s judgment and explained that the judgment came after Mr. Boateng was alleged to have killed his friend in the cause of a fight. The ambassador however has disclosed that the Ghanaian government will appeal to the Libyan court through their lawyers to re-visit the case and promised to give Peace FM more details on the case later. [Peace FM Online] More
Friday, 26 June, 2009: A Libyan- Slovenian session was held in Tripoli this afternoon devoted to discussing bolstering relations between the two countries. The session was presided over by the Secretary of the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Slovenia. Also taking part in the talks were the Head of European Department at the Foreign Liaison Bureau, the Non-Resident Secretary of the Libyan Bureau in Slovenia and the Head of Africa and the Middle East Department at the Slovenian Foreign Ministry. The talks centred on possible cooperation areas of health... [ISRIA] More
Friday, 26 June, 2009: The 18th ordinary session of the African Union's Representatives Committee opened on Wednesday evening in Syrte, central Libya. The meeting is being held preparatory to the 13th AU Summit in Libya, expected to focus among others on the transformation of the AU Commission into an Authority as part of the goal of setting up the United States of Africa. The African leaders, who will get together at the beginning of July in Syrte, are also expected to discuss the investment in agriculture in order to achieve economic growth and food security on the continent. [Afrique Jet] More
Friday, 26 June, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Three weeks ago getting a tourist visa to visit Libya suddenly became more complicated and the result is a steep decline in the number of new tourist arrivals to the country. The new rules do not allow tourists to pick up their visa directly in the airport, as used to happen before. Now it can only be released by Libyan embassies and consulates located in the countries of origin, and a lot of paperwork is also needed. For example, a six month passport visa requires a bilingual stamp, health insurance worth 30,000 euros, a bank statement covering the past 6 months, an invitation by a local travel agency, a hotel reservation and a return airline ticket. Once the mentioned paperwork has been submitted, the request will be processed in 10 to 12 days. However, the Libyan embassy in Rome and the consulate in Milan are hard pressed to meet demand (partly because of limited office hours) and many have had to change their travel schedule. [ANSAmed] More
طارق القزيري : جامعات عربية تتناسل في هولندا دون اعتراف

نادي الباروني : بطولة كأس شهداء الوطن

جمال أحمد الحاجي : مرابيع .. بعيدة عن الاعتدال

LDC : Cartoons By Libyan Detainee DD "Hashim"    مركز التوثيق الليبي : رسومات للمعتقل الليبى "هاشم"

فتحي العريبي : بنغازي في خمسة كتب

فتحي بن خليفة : القذافي يلهو في الساحة المغربية

مجموعة العمل الليبي : بلاغ صحفي

أحمد الصفراني : الانتهازية السياسية (2)

علاء : محلل سياسي

Thursday, 25 June, 2009: SINGAPORE- Hyflux Ltd, a global integrated environmental solutions company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, today announced that it will develop two seawater desalination plants in Libya. In a statement, the company said it had entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with General Desalination Company (GDC), the commercial arm of the Libyan Ministry of Utilities. Under the MoA, both sides would undertake to conclude negotiations and reach agreement for the establishment of a number of joint venture companies to develop the two plants in Tripoli and Benghazi. The Tripoli plant will have the capacity to desalinate 500,000 cubic metres of seawater per day, while the Benghazi plant can process 400,000 cubic metres per day. The company said similar to the seawater desalination plants under current construction by Hyflux, the plants in Libya would use Hyflux’s ultra filtration membranes and process technology. [The Malaysian Insider] More
Thursday, 25 June, 2009: The foreign ministry is attempting to set up a meeting between Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz and Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. The aim is to clear the air between the two countries. Relations have been strained since Gaddafi's son and his wife were arrested in Geneva last July and charged with assaulting two domestic employees. Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey revealed the behind the scenes efforts to set up a meeting in a meeting with journalists. She did not specify whether a date had already been agreed. Discussions are ongoing and "we are making all possible and imaginable efforts and are being very creative in those efforts", Calmy-Rey said. Merz confirmed he was approached by a high-ranking personality during a recent visit to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to meet the Libyan leader. [Swiss Info] More
Thursday, 25 June, 2009: Beirut - Lebanon charged five people on Wednesday on charges of planning to murder Libya's prime minister to avenge the 1978 disappearance of a Shi'ite spiritual leader, a judicial official said. The defendants, three Lebanese, one Libyan and a Palestinian, are accused of planning to send a booby-trapped package to Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi. All are in custody except for two of the Lebanese nationals. "This attempt was in revenge for the disappearance of Imam Musa Sadr," said the official, adding that the package was intercepted by Lebanese authorities on June 12. Sadr, who founded the Lebanese opposition Amal movement now led by parliament speaker Nabih Berri, is still regarded by the Lebanese Shi'ite community as its key spiritual guide. [News 24] More
تعازي إلى آل شلوف

موسى عبدالكريم : الدولة المدنية في مواجهة ولاية الفقيه

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : ضمير المثقف

رمضان جربوع : المرأة .. المرأة

جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : بيان بمناسبة إفتتاح موقعنا الإلكتروني

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : في وداع رائد من رواد الفكر والابداع‮

ع. : الملتقى العلمي لعلوم السيميائيات وتحليل الخطاب‮

Wednesday, 24 June, 2009: AL KHUMS, LIBYA - Libya has some of the world’s most extraordinary Roman antiquities, yet negligence and understaffed antiquities boards have resulted in ancient cities choked with rubbish and plagued by looting. “The museums are in wretched shape,” said Donald White, an archaeologist who has excavated in Libya’s Cyrenaica region since the 1960s. “The sites need lots of remedial work to get them up and running.” When Mr. White last visited a site, he came across a local man smoking a cigarette with one hand and hacking a marble head off with the other. Bystanders were unruffled by White’s outrage. [CSMonitor] More
Wednesday, 24 June, 2009: June 23 (UPI) - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen all face political wrangles over who will succeed their current rulers. With many Arab leaders well past their prime, succession in several countries is plagued by uncertainties and possible upheaval. The region is undergoing significant change. Iran appears to be caught up in a leadership crisis that could affect its Arab adversaries who face the prospect of potential convulsions of their own as they grapple with a global recession and increasingly alienated populations. The United States, its power waning, is confronted with the possibility that its key allies for more than two generations may be leaving the scene, to be replaced by successors in a complex process that Washington will find difficult, if not impossible, to influence or control. The geopolitical risks are considerable. [UPI] More
Wednesday, 24 June, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, known as Africa’s King of kings, arrived on 10 June in Rome on his first visit to Italy, Libya’s former colonial ruler and now its biggest trading partner. Col Gaddafi - dressed in full military regalia and heading a 200-member entourage - was given a red-carpet welcome by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at Rome’s Ciampino airport. Col Gaddafi met his visitors in his Bedouin-style tent which was set up in the park of a 17th Century Roman villa where he was staying. This is the Libyan leader's first visit to Italy since he took power in a coup in 1969. [Kashmir Watch] More
Wednesday, 24 June, 2009: (SIRTE) - Sudanese First Vice President and President of southern Sudan government arrived today to Sirte airport where he will hold a series of meetings on Libyan contribution to southern Sudan development. Following his arrival Salva Kiir Mayadrit held a meeting with the Libyan Secretary General of the General People’s Committee (Prime minister) Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmudi. The meeting was also attended by the Libyan ministers of foreign affairs, finance, the directors of Libyan foundation for investment and the Secretary for cooperation. The talks dealt with ways to strengthen the joint cooperation in areas of economic development and investment in agriculture projects and natural resources. [Sudan Tribune] More
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د. فتحي الفاضلي : كتاب "البديل السياسي في ليبيا" (22)

(سياحة عائلة مخبرين سويسريين) ـ ترجمة وتعليق : فوزي عـبدالحميد

موسى فارس : عودة القائد المظفرة بعد توقيع الصفقات؟

سليم الرقعي : المقرحي.. هل هو في طريقه إلى الجماهيريه فعلاً!؟

عيسى عبدالقيوم : الإنصات… مهارة نفتقدها

أخ فقد أخته : صرخة طفل

جمال أحمد الحاجي : كيف مات الجهمي..؟ أو قـُتل..؟

سالم بن عمار : مع الدجال الكبير : محمد التيجاني السماوي

Andy Worthington : Refugee Week at the BFI: Films By Libyan Exile Mohamed Maklouf

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (16)

Tuesday, 23 June, 2009: TORONTO (Dow Jones)--Verenex Energy Inc. (VNX.T) shares fell 23% Monday after the company said Libyan authorities were investigating the Calgary-based oil and gas company for improper bidding. The news further complicates the company's proposed sale to China National Petroleum Company International. Verenex is involved in oil-and-gas exploration and production in Libya's Ghadames Basin. Last February, Verenex announced that CNPCI had entered into an agreement to acquire the company at C$10 a share. The sale was contingent on approval from the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC), which has yet to sanction the deal. Verenex said the NOC sent the company two letters last week that alleged the company was illegally pre-qualified for a 2005 bid in which it won the rights to Area 47 in Libya. [WSJ] More
Tuesday, 23 June, 2009: Though mightily close to winning the 1982 CAF African Cup of nations on home soil, when they were beaten 7-6 on penalties by Ghana in the final, Libya have not come near to matching that achievement since. Indeed, Libya have been to just one edition of the African showpiece since that narrow defeat. That absence from African football's top table was in evidence at the 2006 finals in neighbouring Egypt, with the Libyans making the short trip home after finishing bottom of Group A. However, things have begun to look up for the country as a footballing force after they were designated as hosts for the 2014 edition of the continental championship. This month, the received a further boost with an impressive 14-place rise. [FIFA] More
Tuesday, 23 June, 2009: CALGARY - Libya's National Oil Company is accusing Verenex Energy Inc. (TSX:VNX) of improperly bidding for exploration rights in the North African country four years ago - allegations that further complicate the company's planned sale to a Chinese firm. Libya's NOC sent two letters last week accusing Verenex of being improperly pre-qualified to bid for the Area 47 oil property acquired in 2005, Verenex said Monday. "It seems very coincidental, the timing of this ongoing investigation," said Verenex chief financial officer Ken Hillier in an interview. Verenex and China National Petroleum Corp. have been waiting since February for the Libyan government to allow their $499-million, or $10-per-share, takeover deal to go ahead. The deal cannot proceed without NOC approval. [Canadian Business] More
رفيق : قتل المعارضين المسالمين ... عادة ورثها الحكام العرب عن أسلافهم

فتحي العريبي : لقطة ورد غطاها : (9) ما قاله الكتكوت للخروف

آل بشاشة : آل بشاشة يُفجعون في ولدهم

نادي الباروني : دعوة إلى حضور اجتماع لأولياء أمور اللاعبين

عمر الهوني : لقطات : أفلام محمد مخلوف في "مؤسسة الفيلم البريطاني"

فتحي بن خليفة : علم وخبر     محمد بن احميدة : زومبي

Monday, 22 June, 2009: BENIN - ADDITIONAL 102 Nigerians, forty five of them from Edo state, were arrested weekend by the Libyan authorities while trying to travel to Europe with fake documents. The weekend arrest would increase the number of Edo state natives in Libyan under ground prison to almost two thousand. It would be recalled that over one thousand five hundred natives of Edo state have been languishing in an under ground jail in Libya since March this year for committing the same offence. The Special Adviser to Governor Adams Oshiomohle on Foreign Matters/Diaspora, Mr. Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, had last week expressed frustrations over the attitude of the Libyan officials towards the efforts being made by both the state government and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in seeking the release of the Nigerians. [Vanguard] More
Monday, 22 June, 2009: WAM - TRIPOLI, June 21st, 2009: African civil society organizations today staretd their 2-day meeting in Tripoli, Libya as a prelude to the 13th summit of the African Union (AU) planned for July in Syrte, central Libya. The meeting to be hosted by the AU Commission, in collaboration with the Libyan National Youth Organization and the Libyan Charity, "Waatassimou", would be on the topic: "Investment in agriculture to ensure economic growth and food security." According to the organisers, the conclusions of the meeting would be presented at next AU summit, which is devoted to the setting up of the African Union Authority, expected to take over the AU Commission. [WAM] More
Monday, 22 June, 2009: A major business forum, Libya Opportunity & Challenge III is to be held in London on 23 July 2009. The conference is being organised by the Middle East Association, with the support of UK Trade & Investment, the Libyan British Business Council, the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce and the Libyan Businessmen's Council. This is the third annual trade conference on Libya being organised by the Middle East Association, showing the growth of trade relations between the UK and Libya, and the vast opportunities available to British businesses in the country. Key speakers from government and the private sector, from both the UK and Libya will be invited to address delegates, providing a political and economic overview of the country before sector-specific panels focus on the growth areas in the economy. [Globalarabnetwork] More
Monday, 22 June, 2009: In a bid to promote knowledge-based economic development, Italy and Libya have launched a strategic partnership in higher education, science and technology. The launch occurred during the historic first visit of Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi to Rome earlier this month. Kadhafi's visit seals a major rapprochement since Italy signed a deal with its former colony last August pledging US$5 billion over the next 20 years as compensation for colonising the North African country from 1911 to 1947. The Libyan-Italian deal became effective in March with Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's visit to the Libyan town Sirte and his formal apologies for colonialism. The strategic partnership was launched under a treaty on friendship, partnership and cooperation. It includes bilateral agreements to boost scientific and technical cooperation in sea resources, student exchanges and scholarships for Libyan students. [University World News] More
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القوى الوطنية الليبية على الساحة السويدية : تعديل في موعد الإعتصام

اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة : اللجنة تنظم ندوة حقوقية عن مجزرة ابوسليم

( القذافي فيمينيست؟ ) ـ ترجمة : أبوذر الليبي

د. مصطفى عبدالله : لماذا فسدت طبائع الناس في بلادي؟

تاوالت : شريط وثائقي عن سعيد السيفاو المحروق

المساء : "الكتاب الأسود" رسالة مكتوبة بدماء معارض ليبي للقذافي

Sunday, 21 June, 2009: Britain's government ratified a prisoner transfer deal with Libya Wednesday that could allow the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing to serve out the remainder of his sentence in the North African country. The deal, signed in November, would allow Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, to apply to be transferred to Libya, the Foreign Office said. But al-Megrahi would have to agree to drop the appeal against his conviction before being eligible for transfer. Scottish government officials would also have to approve the move. It wasn't immediately clear whether al-Megrahi, who has repeatedly vowed to clear his name, would seek to take up the opportunity. The former Libyan secret agent is terminally ill with prostate cancer. [Washington Examiner] More
Sunday, 21 June, 2009: Fifty-odd men huddled in a three-by-eight metre room. The word Guantanamo was scribbled on one of the walls. This is not the notorious US-run prison camp in Cuba, where al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects have been detained. It is a detention centre in Libya where a number of asylum seekers are detained. An Eritrean man is taken out of the small room to be interviewed by visiting journalists in the presence of the detention centre's director. "Everything's good, everything's good," he says as his body shakes uncontrollably. Of course, not everything is good, recounts Italian journalist Gabriele del Grande, who has tenaciously followed the fate of immigrants in Libya, seeing the suffering with his own eyes... [Times Of Malta] More
Sunday, 21 June, 2009: SANA'A (Saba) - Secretary of the General People's Committee for Endowment Affairs in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Ebrahim Khalaf Allah and an accompanying delegation arrived here on Saturday on a several-day visit. Khalaf Allah said the delegation will hold talks with Yemeni officials at the Ministry of Endowments and Guidance. The two countries will sign a deal that would focus on cooperation in areas such as intellectual and juristic affairs and exchange of scholars and publications as well as holding joint scientific symposiums. The delegation will also familiarize itself with religious institutions in Yemen. [SABA] More
مجاهد البوسيفي : نريد أفعالا.. فالكلام من حقنا وحدنا

( مهاجمة العدو في الجوّ.. ) ـ ترجمة : يونس الهمالي بنينه

الإجدابي : في الذكرى الثالثة لرحيل الشاعر الليبي عبدالله عبدالمحسن

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة المتحدة : دعوة للإعتصام

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : العقيد القذافى وحرية الصحافة..

صفحات من كـتاب (برقة الهادئة) (13)

مؤسسة الرقيب : اعلان عن انعقاد المؤتمر الثالث

Saturday, 20 June, 2009: (Asharq al-Awsat) - In this interview, Asharq Al-Awsat speaks to Mohamed Omar al Mukhtar, the son of Libyan resistance leader Omar al Mukhtar who fought against Italy’s occupation of Libya in the 1920s and 1930s, which eventually led to his execution. Mohammed al Mukhtar, 87, who accompanied Libyan leader Colonel Muamaar Gaddafi to Italy, spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat by telephone briefly before resorting to a mediator, Jalidi Khatrish, the Media Advisor to the Libyan Embassy in Rome, due to health reasons. The interview was conducted under the supervision of Hafed Gaddour, Libya’s ambassador to Rome. The interview proceeded as follows: Q) How did you feel when you first landed in Italy?...[Asharq al-Awsat] More
Saturday, 20 June, 2009: The National Planning Council held a meeting on Monday and discussed the ways and means of further empowering women in Libya. The meeting outlined the broad basis of a national plan that enables the role of women in the Libyan society. The meeting was presided by Dr. Bashir Zembil, Secretary of the National Planning Council and attended by the Secretary of Women Affairs at the General People's Congress, the UN resident representative in Libya as well as a number of Libyan experts. [Tripoli Post] More
Saturday, 20 June, 2009: The Cape-Verdian President, Pedro Pires will begin a two-day working visit to Libya on Friday at the invitation of Mouammar Gaddafi, his Libyan counterpart, who is the incumbent chairman of the African Union, official sources in Praia told PANA on Thursday. During the visit, which is part of strengthening of relations between the two countries, the two presidents will examine the possibilities of developing their cooperation, particularly through the establishment of partnerships in the economic and financial sectors. [Afrique Jet] More
فوزي عبدالحميد : حرية ـ إنسانية ـ وطن

عبدالناصر بورواق (أبو بلال) : أخليت مسؤليتي من أي ارتبطات مع الجماعة

د. الهادي شلوف : ماذا ينتظر الفلسطينيون كي يعلنوا دولتهم

محمد عقيلة العمامي : أبواب الخير والشر

Andy Worthington : New Revelations About The Torture Of Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi

هشام بن غلبون : القذافي و سي عمرّ : الشئ وضدّه

موسى عبدالكريم : الجيل الجديد فى إيران الثورة والجيل الجديد في ليبيا الانقلاب

عاطف الأطرش : لله يا محسنين.. موقعنا يشهر إفلاسه!!

الجريدة : الطاعون الليبي سببه تسرب من مصنع سري للأسلحة البيولوجية

Friday, 19 June, 2009: The Final Exodus of the Libyan Jews in 1967 : Maurice Roumani : The Libyan Jewish community, which went back 2,500 years, has ceased to exist. Its decline began in the 1940s with the application of Italy's Racial Laws, Libyan Jews' internment in concentration camps, and pogroms under the British administration. This led the large majority of Libyan Jews to emigrate to Israel after its establishment. The community's situation continued to deteriorate after Libya's independence in 1952. The country's fierce nationalism expressed itself in anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish policies. The Arab League's boycott of Israel damaged Libyan Jews economically. In the 1960s, the Libyan government restricted the Jews' civil and religious liberties. The situation culminated in violent outbursts against the community... [Cleveland Indy Media Center] More
Friday, 19 June, 2009: It has been more than two years since talks started between the Libyan authorities and the imprisoned leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (Al-Jama’a al-Islamiya al-Muqatilah bi Libya – LIFG). As both sides acknowledge past mistakes, there are finally signs that the longtime antagonists may be getting closer to reconciliation, a process that will rely in part on the LIFG’s renunciation of its merger with al-Qaeda. Dr. Ali Sallabi, a Qatar-based Libyan Islamist and the main mediator between the imprisoned LIFG leaders and the authorities, has been quoted as saying the talks “are very encouraging” after meeting the six Shura Council members of the LIFG in their Tripoli prison (Dar al-Hayat, June 15). [The Jamestown Foundation] More
Friday, 19 June, 2009: Libyan Airlines CEO Mohamed Ibsem told ATWOnline at the recent IATA Annual General Meeting in Kuala Lumpur that the union of his carrier and Afriqiyah Airways under the Libyan African Aviation Holding Company umbrella likely has paved the way for a merger of the state-owned carriers. LAAHC's initial strategy is to position Libyan as a legacy carrier serving the domestic market and certain international routes and the Afriqiyah brand as either an international airline hubbed at Tripoli or, potentially, a low-cost operation. "The intention is to make one carrier, which could happen in the coming year." [ATW Online] More
Friday, 19 June, 2009: The third edition of the Libyan-Tunisian international trade show for services ended on Wednesday in Tripoli with the public and exhibi tors expressing satisfaction with the fair. Ridha Kilani, manager of the Tunisian civil engineering company, Kilani International, told PANA that during the trade show, Libyan and Tunisian economic operators developed sound partnerships and set up instruments serving as support to their activities to overcome obstacles. Mohamed Ayachi, who is in charge of customers at the Tunisian-Libyan Bank (BTL),jointly owned 50-50 by the two countries,hailed the trade show as an important service.[Afrique Jet]More
Friday, 19 June, 2009: ROME - Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini called Wednesday for an "urgent" agreement between the European Union and Tripoli to tackle illegal immigration by African migrants via Libya. "If Libya is not helped to patrol its 1,200 kilometre (740 mile) southern border, one cannot claim that it is the only guardian of the European Union on the northern frontier of the Mediterranean," Frattini told lawmakers. An agreement was therefore both "necessary" and "urgent" between the European Union and Libya, he said. Tripoli called in May for the EU to honour its commitments to fight illegal immigration... [Middle East Online] More
Friday, 19 June, 2009: As I’ve stated in previous reviews, I’m a sucker for a film based on a true story and that’s why I love documentaries so much. I’m even more of a sucker for a true New Zealand story as it really brings out the patriotic side of me, so when I was asked to review the documentary ‘Lost in Libya’, which is about the heroic efforts of New Zealand soldiers during World War Two, I was more than happy to review it. The documentary screened on TV1 on Anzac Day, with not much promotion by TVNZ... [VOXY] More
Friday, 19 June, 2009: BENIN - Edo State government has expressed worries over what it described as the “unfriendly” attitude of the Libyan government towards the efforts being made by the Federal Government to secure the release of the over 1,500 Edo natives languishing in Libyan prison. It would be recalled that the victims were arrested by Libyan security operatives while trying to travel to Europe without genuine documents three months ago. The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Adams Oshiomhole on Foreign Matters, Mr. Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, who represented the governor at a meeting with officials of the Foreign Affairs Ministry Monday, regretted that the victims would have been flown back home if the Libyan Embassy in Nigeria was functional. [Vanguard] More
Friday, 19 June, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI - In this current era of warm friendship between Italy and Libya, Omar al-Mukhtar, hero of Libyan resistance against the one-time colonial occupying power, "blesses your victory from heaven above", the your' referring to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. These words and the proud portrait of Gaddafi in uniform, with the now-famous photo of the national hero surrounded by fascists which he wore pinned to his chest whilst in Italy, have been on display slap in the middle of Tripolìs Green Square for the past two days. The same images are also on many of the town's billboards, which, instead of being used for advertising merchandise, as would be the case in Europe, are dedicated to the leader's image. [ANSAmed] More
مقطع فكاهي : لقاء مع المجاهد الكبير لربد بوكاط

الاسلاميون نت : الصلابي : مقتل "ابن الشيخ الليبي" لم يؤثر في مراجعات "المقاتلة"

القدس العربي : الكاتب والناقد الليبي أحمد الفيتوري: لا وجود للمؤسسة الثقافية في ليبيا!

رجب الشلطامي : الـدور..

نادي الباروني : كأس شهداء الوطن

سليم الرقعي : يعيش المجانين ويسقط العقلاء!؟

Thursday, 18 June, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) — Thirteen cases of bubonic plague have been recorded in eastern Libya, near the border with Egypt, Health Minister Mohamad Hijazi told AFP on Wednesday, stressing the situation was under control. "Thirteen cases of the plague have been recorded in a village 30 kilometres (20 miles) away from Tobruk. Eleven people have already (been treated and) left hospital," he said, without reporting any deaths. Libyan media have spoken of between one and three fatalities. "The situation is under control. We are leading a massive campaign to clean up and disinfect the place," said Hijazi, explaining that the illness was caused by rising rat numbers attracted by livestock being reared near homes. [AFP] More
Thursday, 18 June, 2009: Cairo - Libya remains free from swine flu but more cases have been confirmed across the Middle East, an official at the National Centre for Control and Prevention of Endemic Diseases said Wednesday. Egyptian health authorities announced that the number of confirmed cases had risen to 29. Health Ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shaheen said 12 people had recovered, while 17 others were still being treated in hospital. In Oman, the Health Ministry confirmed the country's first three cases of swine flu - students studying in the United States who had recently returned home. [M&C] More
Thursday, 18 June, 2009: NEW YORK - If Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gadhafi was visiting your country and asked to meet 700 women, apparently as part of his mission to "save European women," what would you do? Instead of telling him to save women at home first, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi -- Gadhafi's latest western host -- not only acquiesced but sent his Equal Opportunities Minister Mara Carfagna, a former topless model, to the meeting on Friday. It sounds like bad political satire, I know, but Gadhafi's hyperbole -- the tent he pitches everywhere he goes, his entourage of women bodyguards -- seems to have met its match in Berlusconi's outlandishness. [Huffington Post] More
Thursday, 18 June, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, JUNE 17 - Around 6,000 Egyptian immigrants have been held in Libya, according to the pan-Arab newspaper Akhbar, in its online version, Akhbar Libya Online. The Arabic-language website reports that the Egyptian Swasia Centre for human rights and the fight against discrimination has asked the Libyan and Egyptian government "to intervene and resolve the case of 6,000 Egyptian workers, including women and children, who have been detained by the Libyan police authorities in Misratah for three days, for staying illegally in the country". Moreover, the press agency of the Libyan government JANA underlines this morning that the General Peoplés Committee for Public Security, the local interior ministry, is again inviting foreigners in Libya "to regularise their residence permit before June 30". [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 18 June, 2009: (ANSAmed) - ALGIERS - This morning Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika left Algiers for his visit to Tripoli. Press agency APS reports that the visit is part of the latter's series of meetings with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. No details have been supplied about the visit, two weeks after Seif al Islam al Gaddafi, probable successor to the colonel, paid a visit to Algeria. The two leaders will reportedly discuss the issue of Algerian prisoners held in Libyan prisons, as well as bilateral cooperation and the fight against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, active in the Sahara region on the border between Algeria, Libya, Mali and Niger. Around 50 Algerians have been held in Libyan prisons for years despite being pardoned in 2007. [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 18 June, 2009: Libyan Leader Colonel Muammmar Gaddafi roars at his colleague heads of state and leaders for their inability to attend the 11th session of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States CEN-SAD in Sabratha, southeast of Tripoli. Reports say out of over 30 registered members only few heads were present. The meeting discussed actions initiated by Gaddafi to improve the income of rural populations especially women agriculturists, animal and plant protection, micro-credit schemes, mechanization of farming activities, combating agricultural plights, human and animal immunization campaigns among others. Gaddafi according to the Concord Times angrily said: "When presidents meet it is not allowed for ambassadors to be there. [Africa News] More
Thursday, 18 June, 2009: WINNIPEG - A Libyan doctor charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy worked at a Winnipeg hospital for two years and potentially had contact with hundreds of patients. However, health officials say they've received no prior complaints of abuse from patients Walid Abdelhamid treated. The doctor, 29, is now suspended indefinitely from his job at Health Sciences Centre, a Winnipeg Regional Health Authority spokeswoman said Wednesday. He was a postgraduate medical resident at the University of Manitoba as part of a Visa Trainee agreement, said a statement from the school. He was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation Wednesday. [Vancouver Sun] More
Thursday, 18 June, 2009: Sri Lanka is planning to open up its Embassy in Tripoli before the end of July 2009. Already the Embassy building has been located, inspected and approved. Last time when President Mahinda Rajapaksa was on a two-day official visit to Tripoli, it is learnt that he has visited the proposed Embassy building along with Foreign Minister Rohita Bogollagama and it has been found suitable and approved. Furtrhermore, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has also approved the appointment of the career diplomat of 1992 Foreign Service batch Sudantha Ganegamaarachchi, as the new Ambassador to Libya. [Asian Tribune] More
التضامن : الأجهزة الأمنية تهدد أهالي ضحايا الإختفاء القسري في ليبيا بالموت

رمضان جربوع : إنهم لمتخلفون

أحمد الصفراني : الانتهازية السياسية (1)

فتحي العريبي : الصورة التلفزيونية ومدلولاتها الرمزية

سالم بن عمار : حوار هاديء مع المدافعين عن الشيعة (3)

Mohamed Eljahmi : Don't Let My Brother's Death Be In Vain

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان صحفي حول تفشي مرض الطاعون في منطقة طبرق

صفحات من كتاب "عاصفة رملية ليبية" ـ ترجمة : عثمان حسين العالم (5)

المحمودي : هل أتاك نبأ أبائك وأجدادك يا سمو الأمير؟!

محمد الصادق : ردا على شبهات المحمودي

سليمان الشجاع : حوار هادي أم كلام فاضي

Wednesday, 17 June, 2009: CAIRO (Reuters) - Libyan authorities have reported an outbreak of bubonic plague in the Mediterranean coastal town of Tubruq, and the World Health Organization was sending a team to investigate, a WHO official said on Tuesday. The cases -- approximately 16 to 18 have been reported -- would be the first in more than two decades in Libya of the disease known in medieval times as the Black Death, according to John Jabbour, a Cairo-based emerging diseases specialist at WHO. "It is reported as bubonic plague," Jabbour said, adding WHO still didn't have "a full picture" of the situation. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 17 June, 2009: (Dow Jones) - Eni SpA (E) hopes to add new hydrocarbon projects in Libya in "the next few weeks," said Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni Tuesday, as relations between Italy and the North African country improve. "We will try to bring to fruition in the next few weeks" new projects in Libya, Scaroni said at a conference in Rome. Scaroni met Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi Saturday in Rome. Later at Tuesday's conference, Scaroni added that there "were no specific projects" the company was working on with Libya, but they are working on implementing a 2008 accord that allows Eni to extend its licensesby decades. He said the company was mainly looking at natural gas projects. "For us Libya is strategic," said Scaroni. [WSJ] More
Wednesday, 17 June, 2009: Shukri Ghanem, a senior official at Libya's oil industry and its representative to the OPEC organization estimated in an interview to the al-Arabiya network that the rise in oil prices would continue till the end of 2009. Ghanem estimated that the price of an oil barrel will reach about $90 by the end of 2009, and the average barrel price throughout the year will stand at $80. Ghanem noted that the recent rise in the prices of oil had nothing to do with the supply and demand mechanism in the market but with speculations. He stressed that the supply was big and that this should send the prices down, but that in practice the prices are rising due to future contracts. The Libyan rejected warnings made by experts of the Merrill Lynch...[YNet]More
Wednesday, 17 June, 2009: An MSP has said the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is "in a quandary" over whether to drop his appeal against conviction. The Libyan government has requested Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi be sent home to complete his sentence under a prisoner transfer agreement. However, that issue cannot be decided while his appeal is ongoing. The SNP's Christine Grahame said he now faced a "major decision" about whether to continue his legal proceedings. The south of Scotland MSP was speaking after visiting Megrahi, who has prostate cancer, in Greenock Prison. She said: "He is a man who is in a great quandary about what he should do. "He's got this major decision to take at some point. [BBC] More
Wednesday, 17 June, 2009: RABAT - In 193 AD, wracked by instability, Rome handed control of its empire to Septimius Severus, a Libyan-born general evoked last week in the Italian capital by another Libyan leader, Muammar Qadafi. “Septimius Severus, emperor of Libya and Italy, was a Libyan,” Mr Qadafi reminded Italians last Thursday during a controversial four-day visit that showcased Libya’s growing influence abroad. While Septimius Severus was backed by the Roman army, Mr Qadafi is armed with oil wealth that Italy hopes will help strengthen its battered economy. For Mr Qadafi, last week’s trip to Rome was a chance to promote Libya’s place – and his own – in the world from the pulpit of the eternal city. “It was the kind of stage that Qadafi doesn’t get that much, and he wanted to make maximum impact – which he did,” said Jon Marks... [The National] More
Wednesday, 17 June, 2009: (ANSAmed) - ROME - A "monitoring group" from the Italian Lower House and the Libyan Congress and a "Parliamentary mission" in the Libyan camps to verify that human rights are being respected: this is what the Chamber of Deputies Speaker, Gianfranco Fini, proposed in a letter sent to his Libyan counterpart Emberek El Shamekh. "I desire to propose," Fini wrote in the body of the text, "the creation of a specific group for monitoring, made up by representatives from the Libyan Congress and the Italian Chamber of Deputies. In this way a parliamentary mission could be employed in the Libyan immigrant camps to verify, with particular reference to the request for political asylum, respect of the fundamental rights..." [ANSAmed] More
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عيسى عبدالقيوم : مع هيكل / فرع ليبيا

علي الخليفي : من قلبي سلام لبيروت

موقع ليبي جديد : "سنابل القلم" ـ موقع الأديب الليبي سعيد العريبي

المنفى : أحلام وكوابيس ـ أفلام محمد مخلوف في "مؤسسة الفيلم البريطاني"

Tuesday, 16 June, 2009: Brother Muammar Gaddafi has been visiting with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. When it comes to mis-speaking, Berlusconi and Gaddafi are way up there with the best politicians in the world. Berlusconi, in fact, has in the past been quite racist in his remarks. So it tells you a lot about how far Gaddafi went when, as the Guardian reported, the Libyan strongman said things that unsettled the politically incorrect Berlusconi. Speaking about the issue of African migrants (the tragic “boat people”) to Italy and other European countries, Gaddafi said at a joint press conference after his talks with Berlusconi, “The Africans do not have problems of political asylum. People who live in the bush, and often in the desert, don’t have political problems. They don’t have oppositions or majorities or elections.” [The East African] More
Tuesday, 16 June, 2009: CASABLANCA, Morocco (AFP) - Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi on Monday sued three Moroccan newspapers for defamation, seeking eight million euros in damages for "attacks on the dignity of a head of state." The current chairman of the African Union "has charged me... with claiming 30 million dirhams (3.67 million dollars) from each of the Moroccan newspapers: Al Jarida Al Aoula; Al Ahdath Al Maghribia and Al Massae," lawyer Ali Belkadi told a Casablanca court. A battery of defence lawyers argued that the premise upon which Kadhafi's claims were based was out of keeping with the Libyan constitution, as he is nowhere referred to as head of state, but simply as "guide." One of the defence lawyers, Abderrahim Jamai, pointed out that former US president George W. Bush "did not claim damages of such an amount" when an Iraqi journalist threw his show in his direction during a press conference in the last days of the Bush administration. [AFP] More
Tuesday, 16 June, 2009: BENIN - One of the women among the over one thousand Edo State natives languishing in Libyan jail, has given birth to a baby boy in the prison. It would be recalled that the victims were arrested three months ago while trying to travel to Europe via Libya without genuine documents. Following the inhuman treatment being meted on them by the Libyan security operatives, they tried to escape last week and over seven persons were said to have died in the process. Vanguard learnt that some of the deceased were crushed in the desert with jeeps when they were being pursued. However, one of the inmates, Charles Erawuyi, who spoke to Vanguard on telephone yesterday, said one of the ladies among them delivered last weekend inside the under ground jail and she had been denied any proper medical care. [Vanguard] More
Tuesday, 16 June, 2009: ROME (JTA) - Jews displaced from Arab lands are meeting in Rome to press for the recognition of their rights as forced exiled. Participants will present their case Tuesday to the Italian parliament's Foreign Affairs Commission. "We hope that this will lead to a resolution on the rights of Jews displaced from Arab countries," Stanley Urman, executive vice president of the group Justice for Jews from Arab Lands, which organized the meeting, told JTA. Urman said representatives from Jews of Arab origin now living in nine countries -- Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States -- are scheduled to attend the meeting. Among other things on the agenda, he said, is drawing up a joint response to Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi's visit to Rome last week. Jewish leaders in Rome boycotted a meeting over the weekend between Gadhafi and Italians expelled from Libya as the meeting was held on Shabbat. [JTA] More
Tuesday, 16 June, 2009: MILAN, JUNE 15 - Libyan investments in Italy "have been brought to the attention of the government: they could be a shot in the arm" for Italian business, said the country's minister for economic development, Claudio Scajola. He did not, however, specify which companies could be involved."There are several of them but it wouldn't be appropriate to mention them" Scajola added. "Ties with Libya are important" the minister explained. "We are neighbours: Libya is an important oil producer and is a strong leader in Africa, allowing the country to contribute to the Mediterranean peace process". [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 16 June, 2009: SARAJEVO, JUNE 15 - The first consignment of steel materials headed for Libya left the plants of the Sirbegovic Group of Gracanica, via the Croatian port of Ploce. The Italian Trade Commission (ICE) office in Sarajevo reports that the consignment is of 700 tonnes of material for the construction of 10 sports halls in Libya, for a total value of 16 million euros. Part of this material will be used in the construction of a tourist resort with 500 apartments and suites, with a total value of 32 million euros. The Sirbegovic Group will carry out the consignments on a monthly basis, in accordance with the contract. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 16 June, 2009: June 15 (Bloomberg) - Libya, holder of Africa’s largest oil reserves, wants a bigger share of revenue from production- sharing agreements as it seeks to review contracts with foreign companies, according to a Libyan oil official. “Renegotiations are under way,” Chief Oil Contracts Negotiator Ahmed Al Ghaber said in a statement posted on the Web site of the National Oil Corp. “They have led to very good results, placing Libya among the countries that have reached new and modern contracts”. Libya has urged ConocoPhillips, Hess Corp. and Marathon Oil Corp. to agree to lower their shares of takings in an attempt to retain a larger share of its oil wealth. It has already revised contracts with companies including Eni SpA, Occidental Petroleum Corp., OMV AG, Total SA, Petro-Canada and Repsol YPF SA. [Bloomberg] More
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فتحي العريبي : الحيوانات.. الحيوانات : 2. ميزة الكلب أنه يبدأ دائما من الصفر

نادي الباروني : نادي الباروني يتوج ببطولة الجالية المغربية بمدينة مانشستر

د. مصطفى عبدالله : ومن سيدفع الفواتير؟

محمد البوعيشي : السيدة ليلى الهوني والمؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة!

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : مجنون سوزان تميم‮

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : الحرية.. مدرسة الشعوب

Monday, 15 June, 2009: Concerned about Israel's treatment in the UN - and on the world stage - Jewish groups are voicing opposition to the election of a Libyan diplomat last week as the new president of the United Nations General Assembly. The General Assembly elected Libya's minister of African Union affairs, Ali Abdessalam Treky, on Wednesday. Treky, who has served three times as an ambassador to the UN, will assume the post in September, during the new session of the General Assembly. He takes over for Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, a Roman Catholic priest from Nicaragua, who was also a polarizing figure among Israel supporters during his tenure. Israeli officials said they would reserve judgment until he took office. [Jerusalem Post] More
Monday, 15 June, 2009: In a bid to keep Kampala clean and curb the ever-increasing load-shedding, Kampala City Council has partnered with the Libyan government to use garbage collected daily to produce power. Speaking to Daily Monitor yesterday, the mayor, Mr Nasser Sebaggala, said KCC collects close to 2,000 tonnes of garbage daily, adding that this only represents 60 per cent of the refuse produced by city dwellers. Mr Sebaggala added that 40 per cent of the garbage remains in residential homes while some is littered on the city streets. “Eighty per cent of the garbage collected is organic which KCC dumps at Kitezi... [Monitor] More
Monday, 15 June, 2009: Following the resounding success of Libya's first annual economic review, The Report: Libya 2008, Oxford Business Group (OBG), the highly acclaimed global publishing, research and consultancy firm, and the General People's Committee (GPC) of Industry, Economy and Trade, have renewed their partnership for the production of the second edition of the authoritative investment guide to the country. Jana Treeck, OBG`s Country Director for Libya said: "We are delighted to be back in Libya to produce a wholly updated and new economic report on the country and are proud to continue our cooperation with the GPC..." [Zawya] More
الإجدابي : عودة الطاعون

ليلى الهوني : أعطيه الصوت "السوط"

كتاب جديد : (ما بعد الإستشراق) تأليف : د. علي عبداللطيف احميدة

(يوم الأثنين الأسود) ترجمة : يونس الهمالي بنينه

مراسل طبرق : وفاة ثلاثة أشخاص في طبرق اثر إصابتهم بالطاعون

جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : رسالة من أبناء التبو في ليبيا إلى الشعب الإيطالي

الإجدابي : محمد الأصفر : أطفال درنة يزرعون السلفيوم

Sunday, 14 June, 2009: ROME (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ended a first visit to former colonial power Italy on Saturday by inviting Italians expelled in the wake of his 1969 revolution to return to the North African country. Gaddafi's four-day trip has led to a warming in relations. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi apologized for the excesses of Italy's 1911-1943 colonial rule, opening the door to billions of euros of investment from the oil-rich Arab republic. On Saturday, Gaddafi received a delegation of Italians expelled from Libya when he swept to power four decades ago and promised the doors of his country were open to them. [Reuters] More
Sunday, 14 June, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been paying his first visit to Italy, his country's former colonial ruler and now its biggest trading partner. As the BBC's David Willey reports, the image he leaves behind in Rome may not be quite what he would have wished. Imagine the scene. A thousand Italian women in high heels, wearing their smartest outfits, dressed to kill in expensive pant suits and creations of the crème de la crème of Milan fashion houses, gathered in a state of high excitement at Rome's new concert hall. Women business leaders joined other women who had risen to prominence in the fields of politics and culture to meet the Libyan leader at the invitation of Italy's glamorous Minister of Equal Opportunity, Mara Carfagna. [BBC] More
Sunday, 14 June, 2009: ROME (AFP) - Moamer Kadhafi Saturday headed home after a controversial three-day visit to Italy, his first to Libya's former colonial ruler. The Libyan leader's plane left Rome at 1140 GMT, three hours earlier than originally planned, the airport news agency Telenews reported. On Saturday morning Kadhafi received several business leaders at the Villa Pamphili, in the gardens of which he has pitched the tent he habitually uses while travelling. They included the heads of Italy's oil group ENI, Paolo Scaroni, and Pirelli tyremaker boss Marco Tronchetti Provera. He also invited and met with some 100 Italians repatriated from Libya. Kadhafi's visit was marked by some fiery words about the US bombing of Libya in 1986. [AFP] More
Sunday, 14 June, 2009: Libya Telecom & Technology, LTT has announced the introduction of a new service called Internet Data Centre. This new development was revealed to The Tripoli Post in an exclusive interview last week. According to Alaedin S. ElSharif, LTT Web Services Supervisor & Commercial Administrator, Internet Data Centre is a facility founded to host websites and webservers with very high efficiency, providing controlled environment inside the facility with full time internet and 24 hours power supply. This newly introduced service is designed to offer Libyan companies, organizations, government institutions, banks and other sectors an alternative of hosting their webservers and websites in the Libyan environment with the highest efficiency possible. [Tripoli Post] More
Ghoma : When A Weirdo Goes To Meet A Nutcase!

Daily Mail : More Make-Up ... But Libyan Leader Gaddafi Is Still A Murderous Menace

مفتاح الدرناوي : إلى نجل عمر المختار : العتب على صاحب العقل!

عيسى عبدالقيوم : ... ورحل حمد المسماري

الفعاليات الأمازيغية : تنديدا بتنظيم القذافي لندوة.. فعاليات أمازيغية تعقد ندوة وتنشر"الكتاب الأسود"

سليم الرقعي : الحاج محمد المختار لا يمثل إلا نفسه!؟

ALFA: Letter To The Livingston Group

د. فتحي العكاري : زبدة الزاد في أحكام المعاملات المالية والاقتصاد

نادي الباروني : مباراة خيرية لصالح مستشفى الأطفال بمانشستر

Saturday, 13 June, 2009: (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi met with business lobby Confindustria on Friday at the end of his first trip to Italy. Flush with petrodollars, Libya has been buying stakes in Italian companies and disclosed possible other investments in energy and infrastructure companies. Libya's financial purchases have always been carefully planned with other major shareholders. Following is a list of Libya's main holdings and potential investments: UNICREDIT : The biggest investment Libya has in Italy... [Forbes] More
Saturday, 13 June, 2009: UN (AP) - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will pay his first visit to the United Nations this fall, the next president of the U.N. General Assembly said Friday. Libyan politician Ali Abdessalam Treki said at his first press appearance since becoming president-elect of the assembly Wednesday, that Gadhafi's visit is planned for the assembly's annual high-level gathering of world leaders in September. Treki, whose one-year term as General Assembly president begins in September, said the visit "will be very important, and the first time that he (Gadhafi) comes to the United Nations." [AP] More
Saturday, 13 June, 2009: Muammar al Qaddafi is no ordinary head of state. He's not even an ordinary human being. He is described as eccentric at best, and completey off his rocker at worst. Watching his family interact is more gripping than many a soap opera: his son tried to overthrow him, only to be later forgiven, and his adopted daughter tragically died in an American air raid. In Qaddafi's iron grip, Libya has veered from Soviet ally to international pariah to American ally. During the height of US-Libyan tensions in the 1980's, Qaddafi was referred to by Reagan as the "mad dog of the Middle East". Before becoming an American ally, Qaddafi ran a covert weapons of mass destruction program; sponsored terrorism, including the bombing of a Pan Am flight over Scotland; and staunchly supported the PLO and any other rebellions in the neighborhood... [Examiner] More
Saturday, 13 June, 2009: (Bloomberg) - Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, who came to Italy with a retinue of 40 female bodyguards and demanded to meet 700 of the country’s most important women, called for a feminist uprising and condemned the Arab World for treating women like “furniture.” “We need a feminist revolution,” Qaddafi said in a speech in Rome today, after meeting Equal Opportunities Minister Mara Carfagna. In the Arab-speaking Middle East, a woman is “like a piece of furniture that one can change whenever one wants without anyone asking why.” [Bloomberg] More
Saturday, 13 June, 2009: Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qadhafi yesterday said his nation has not been adequately "rewarded" for deciding in 2003 to abandon its WMD programs, Reuters reported (see GSN, March 11). "We cannot accept living in the shadow of intercontinental missiles and nuclear weapons, which is why we decided to change route," Qadhafi said. "We had hoped Libya would be an example to other countries," he added. "But we have not been rewarded by the world." Following Libya's move, the Bush administration scaled back economic sanctions against the country and restored diplomatic ties that had been severed since 1980 (see GSN, Nov. 24, 2008). Tripoli was also freed of international penalties in 2003 (Brown/Pullella, Reuters, June 11). [Global Security Newswire] More
Saturday, 13 June, 2009: (ANSAmed) - ROME, JUNE 12 - "It is certain that reforms are needed, it would be nice to see them start in Libya" said Rula Jebreal, Palestinian journalist who has become an Italian citizen, commenting on the speech delivered by Libyan leader Gaddafi during his meeting in Rome with Minister for Equal Opportunities Mara Carfagna and around a thousand women active in politics, business and institutions. "If he is aware of this problem, he should appoint women ministers in his government and make family law more in favour of women" added Rula Jebreal. "I like to hear an Arab leader talk like that, but words should be followed by deeds, starting in his country. It may set off a domino effect". [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 13 June, 2009: (ANSAmed) - ROME, JUNE 12 - "Italian companies will be given priority in Libya, any need of Italy will have priority in Libya", said Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi today in a speech to members of Confindustria, Italy's main industrialists' association. Libya, he added, "will not favour other countries at Italy's expense" and, since Italy "really needs Libya", his country will not provide gas and petrol to other countries "at Italy's expense" until the pact of friendship and collaboration is put into effect". Gaddafi made a single warning to Italian companies: do not seek to corrupt Libyan companies otherwise you will be sent away. "The Libyan people revolted against colonialism, but also against corruption. With regards to this, we are very sensitive". And so, "I have warned you", any and all companies caught "will be sent away immediately". [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 13 June, 2009: ROME (Reuters) - Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, promising Italy priority access to an 11.8 billion euro plan to attract foreign investment, said on Friday his oil-rich nation could act as a gateway for companies interested in fast-growing Africa. In a speech to some 600 Italian businessmen, during a historic first visit to Libya's former colonial ruler, Gaddafi said his North African nation was seeking Italian investment in everything from oil to agriculture, roads to irrigation, and renewable energy. "Italian companies can find a route into Africa via Libya," said Gaddafi, who currently holds the chair of the 53-nation African Union. Western firms have eyed infrastructure and energy projects in Libya since international sanctions were lifted in 2003. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 13 June, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's three-day official visit to Italy drew to a close with fresh controversy after he failed to show up to address deputies in the Italian parliament. Two hours after the scheduled time for his arrival on Friday, Gianfranco Fini, the speaker of Italy's Chamber of Deputies, decided enough was enough. "This delay is not justified," Fini told the waiting deputies. "In line with full respect for institutions, I hereby cancel the meeting and assume total responsibility," he said, to a round of applause from the deputies, the ANSA news agency reported. There was confusion at first as to why Gaddafi had failed to turn up to what should have been his last official engagement in his visit to the country... [The Age] More
Saturday, 13 June, 2009: ROME - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gave Italians a contradictory take on women's rights Friday, criticizing Islam's treatment of women but then suggesting it should be up to male relatives to decide if a woman can drive. The Libyan strongman drew cheers and jeers from hundreds of prominent Italian women at a Rome auditorium. At times he appeared to strike out for women's rights, but he also backed some of Islam's strictest tenets and criticized the history of women's emancipation in the West. Col. Gadhafi, a self-styled feminist on his first trip to Italy, arrived at the auditorium dressed in traditional robes and surrounded by his female bodyguards. After his speech, he reached out to the veil of a woman in his entourage and used it to wipe the sweat off his brow. [Washington Times] More
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القدس برس : ( أبو العشة : الغرب خذل المعارضة.. )     الشرق الأوسط : ( نجل عمر المختار : أقول للإيطاليين "تصالحنا" )

بي بي سي : احتجاجات اثناء كلمة القذافي في جامعة روما     رويترز : طلاب ايطاليون يواجهون القذافي بأسئلة..

فتحي العريبي : جزء قصير من لقاء "الليبية" مع الراحل حمد المسماري

الساطور : غمّوا .. يسحابني شايله للحجّ!!

ليلى الهوني : كلـّل جبينك بالعار

فرج بوالعشة : بين باراك أوباما وبركة بوعمامة!!

سالم بن عمار : حوار هاديء مع المدافعين عن الشيعة (2)

Friday, 12 June, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi has lashed out at the United States by likening the 1986 U.S. Strikes on Libya to Osama bin Laden's terror attacks on the United States in 2001. He was speaking Thursday in Rome, where he is on a three-day official visit. In a speech to Italian lawmakers, Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi urged the world to understand the reasons that motivate terrorists. He called for dialogue with terrorists, saying, "One must talk to the devil, if it brings about a solution." While condemning al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden, he implied there was little difference between bin Laden's terror attacks and the U.S. strike on Tripoli and Benghazi in 1986. He added that the West should not interfere in the governments chosen by other countries. [VOA] More
Friday, 12 June, 2009: ROME (Dow Jones) - Libya is interested in investing in Italy's renewable energy and electricity sector, including the country's biggest utility Enel SpA (ENEL), said the head of the Libya Investment Authority Abdulhafid Zlitni Thursday. Zlitni, who is also Libyan Planning Minister, said in a group interview in Rome that Libya is also looking with interest at the Italian infrastructure sector, and a possible investment in the country's largest construction company Impregilo SpA (IPG.MI). "We are looking at the electricity and renewables sector, including Enel," Zlitni said. "We are also interested in infrastructure companies which have the capacity to invest in construction," he added. When asked about Impregilo as a possible target in the Italian infrastructure sector, he said it is "probably one of the companies we are looking to invest in..." [WSJ] More
Friday, 12 June, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been heckled by students at Rome University, where he was taking part in a debate. Italian students jeered, let off smoke bombs and hurled paint, in protest at his human rights record and a deal with Italy to return African migrants. A smaller group of about 50 Kurds applauded his visit. Earlier Col Gaddafi denounced the US in a speech to Italian senators, saying the 1986 bombing of Tripoli was no better than attacks by al-Qaeda. Col Gaddafi is on his first visit to Italy, Libya's former colonial power and now biggest trading partner, since he took power in a coup 40 years ago. [BBC] More
Friday, 12 June, 2009: Colonel Gadaffi knows how to celebrate. This September is the 40th anniversary of the military coup that brought the Libyan leader to power, and to mark the occasion, billions of pounds worth of infrastructure, housing and other construction projects will get under way. This might appear to be the type of self-aggrandisement one would expect from the world’s longest-serving dictator, but it is also an indication of something more: the long-awaited Libyan construction boom. Ask most UK construction bosses what they think about Libya and they will tell you they are “looking at it”. It’s easy to see why. If Libya builds even half what is planned, there is enough work to keep many UK firms busy for the next decade. The government has pledged to spend at least $50bn(£33bn) on public works,particularly housing and infrastructure,before 2012.[Building]More
عيسى عبدالقيوم : مازلنا أول النهار

الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا : الأمين العام للجبهة يوجه برقية إلى مؤتمر قمة الثمانية

Ghoma : The Grand-Bargain Between Iran And The West (2)

صفحات من كتاب "عاصفة رملية ليبية" ـ ترجمة : عثمان حسين العالم (4)

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : ما بعد الخطاب

رمضان جربوع : خائنة الأعين... وخيانات أخرى!

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (15)

Thursday, 11 June, 2009: ROME (AFP) - Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi was set to address Italy's Senate amid controversy after he kicked off a landmark visit to his country's former colonial master hailing a new era in ties. After the Italian opposition vowed to shun his speech to the upper house of parliament in protest at his policies, parliamentary group leaders agreed to move the event from the main chamber to the Senate's lesser Sala Zuccari. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi accorded a red-carpet welcome to Kadhafi and his 200-strong entourage at Rome's Ciampino airport at the start of the three-day visit Wednesday to consolidate a friendship treaty signed last year. Italy and Libya have a "real and deep friendship... based on a common position on international issues and tight cooperation on economic matters," Berlusconi said. [AFP] More
Thursday, 11 June, 2009: (RTTNews) - Ali Abdessalam Treki, Libya's minister for AU affairs, was elected as the president of the 64th session of the UN General Assembly at a plenary meeting of the 192-member body on Wednesday. Treki, whose candidacy was supported by the 53-nation African Union, was elected by acclamation at the plenary meeting. He will replace the current UN General Assembly (UNGA) president, Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann of Nicaragua, when the next assembly session convenes on Sept. 15. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Treki on his election as the President of the upcoming session of the General Assembly, saying that his "wide-ranging diplomatic experience will be invaluable as he presides over the UNGA." [RTTNews] More
Thursday, 11 June, 2009: GENEVA (AFP)--Swiss police Tuesday said it raided the sites of Libyan oil refinery Tamoil as part of a probe into allegations that it violated environmental regulations. Police, magistrates and specialists who took samples entered Tamoil's refinery sites to see if there were "possible violations against legal standards on the environment," said police from two cantons in a statement. Investigators examined the refinery's installations as well as environmental protection measures and procedures it had put in place in case of emergencies, they said. "The specialists also took several samples for analysis and will report their findings to their respective penal authorities," they said. Tamoil last year said the Libyan government halted oil deliveries to Switzerland, after one of the sons of Libyan leader Moamer Gadhafi was arrested by Geneva police. [Nasdaq] More
Thursday, 11 June, 2009: June 10 (Bloomberg) -- Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, marking his first visit to Italy by pitching a tent in a historic park in Rome, praised Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for apologizing for Italy’s colonial past in Africa. Qaddafi, traveling with an entourage of hundreds for his three-day visit, was met by Berlusconi at the airport. Later, the two held a news conference followed by a private dinner. Berlusconi praised Qaddafi’s “great wisdom” and insights in the Middle East conflict, while Qaddafi said Italy’s leader showed “great courage” in seeking to make amends. The visit comes after Italy agreed last year to pay its former African colony $5 billion over 25 years to compensate for the occupation from 1911 to 1943. That paved the way for closer commercial ties between the two countries and increased efforts by Libya to contain illegal immigration. “Today is an historic day. One chapter has closed and a new one has opened, and it’s thanks to Berlusconi,” Qaddafi told reporters. “With Italy’s apology, today we have turned a leaf.” [Bloomberg] More

الساطور : بدون تعليق!

فتحي العريبي : تحية وفاء وتقدير إلي الفنان الشعبي عبدالجليل عبد القادر

د. مصطفى الزائدي : القذافي.. في روما

د. مصطفى عبدالله : هل تصلح القاهرة ما أفسدته القاعدة؟

هالة المصراتي : الدكتور خليفة التليسي.. عن قـُرب

محمد قدري الخوجة : رمتني بدائها، لكنـّها انكشفت!!

أمارير : عن العودة الى عالم جحا

Wednesday, 10 June, 2009: ROME (Reuters) - Rome's Jewish community, some of whom were forced to leave Libya 40 years ago, are angry over Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's apparent willingness to meet them only on Saturday, the Sabbath day sacred to Jews. Community leaders also want Gaddafi, who arrives in Rome on Wednesday for his first visit to Italy, to tell them the whereabouts of a Palestinian who was sentenced for a 1982 attack on a Rome synagogue and found asylum in Libya. "At the very least this shows a lack of sensitivity," Riccardo Pacifici, president of Rome's Jewish community, told Reuters. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 10 June, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) - Moamer Kadhafi will pitch his tent in Rome's biggest public park this week as he makes an historic first visit to Italy after 40 years as Libya's leader. Kadhafi, who arrives in Rome on Wednesday, will receive guests in the tent in the Villa Doria Pamphili and will sleep in the sumptuous 13th century palace of the same name that overlooks the park. The Libyan president will bring an entourage of 200 to 300 people, according to an Italian source in Tripoli, who said: "It will cost Italy a lot. But as everyone knows Libya is very important for Rome." The visit was made possible by a treaty signed last August... [AFP] More
Wednesday, 10 June, 2009: The death of Gabon’s President Omar Bongo after more than four decades in power means the mantle of Africa’s longest serving leader now falls to Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, who took power in 1969, two years after Bongo. Here are some details of the longest-serving leaders in Africa and the year in which they came to power. Muammar Gaddafi, 67, Libya: Colonel Gaddafi seized power in a bloodless military coup in 1969 and oversaw the rapid development of his poverty-stricken country. Previously known for little more than oil wells and deserts and regarded as an international outcast by the West, Libya improved relations with the West in 2003 when it gave up banned weapons programmes and again in 2008 when it agreed with the US to settle compensation claims for attacks including the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing. [Nation] More
Wednesday, 10 June, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) - Security forces aboard a Libyan oil tanker heading to China beat off an attack by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, an oil company official told AFP on Monday. "Pirates approached the vessel and began firing warning shots," said Tarek Youssef of the Libyan National Maritime Transport Company which leased the ship. "The captain refused to stop his ship and security members on board riposted using water cannon," he said, adding that the pirates then headed off without causing any damage to the tanker. The attack took place on Sunday as the vessel, with a crew of 21 and carrying more than 144,000 tonnes of oil, was heading to China from Sudan. Since the beginning of 2009,pirates have tried to seize more than 100 ships...[AFP] More
مؤسسة الرقيب : بيان بخصوص الإفراج عن د. محمد أبوسدرة

اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة : بيان بشان الإفراج عن د. محمد حسن ابوسدرة

سي ان ان : القذافي يبحث تعويض يهود ليبيا ويلتقيهم في روما

د. فتحي العكاري : عراجين الموتى فى ليبيا

سليمان الشجاع : الشعوذة والسحر والأساطير في كتب السلفية وشيخهم ابن تيمية

فوزي عبدالحميد : رسالة إلى عميد جامعة ساساري

ليلى الهوني : فضلاً.. نقطة نظام!!

Tuesday, 9 June, 2009: (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi makes his first trip to Italy this week as the two nations put behind them a bitter colonial past to forge deeper investment ties. Flush with petrodollars, Libya has been snapping up stakes in major Italian companies which it says are purely financial investments over the long-term.Libya is also looking to set up a joint fund of as much as $500 million with Italian bank Mediobanca to invest in distressed Italian companies. Following is a list of Libya's main holdings and potential investments in Italian companies: ENEL : Libya has said it is weighing an investment in power producer Enel. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 9 June, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has requested a reconciliation meeting with leaders of the Libyan Jewish community living in Rome, Italy, that may be a first step towards settling the matter of Libyan Jews' restitution claims. Gaddafi is scheduled to leave for a historic four-day visit to Rome on Wednesday. Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper has learned that the date proposed for his meeting with the heads of the Jewish community is next Shabbat. The Libyans have requested the Italian Foreign Ministry, headed by Franco Frattini, assist in setting up the meeting. Shalom Tshuva, deputy president of the Jewish community in Rome, and leader of the Libyan Jewish community in the city, said, "Libya's Jews and Rome's Jews will not bend and will not desecrate Shabbat. If another date is not set, the meeting will not take place." [Ynetnews] More
Tuesday, 9 June, 2009: KINGSTOWN, St Vincent - Libya has agreed to set up a commercial bank and an embassy in the Eastern Caribbean. That announcement came as a government delegation met with leaders from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in St Vincent over the weekend. The meeting was attended by the Prime Ministers of St Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines and Anguilla was also represented at the talks by Minister of Social Development Evans Mc Neil Rogers.The Libyan delegation headed by Special Envoy Mokhtar Ghenas. [Caribbean360] More
Tuesday, 9 June, 2009: The unprecedented victory by 12 relatives of victims of the 1998 Omagh bomb may prompt other legal actions against the backers of the IRA or al-Qaeda by victims’ families. A multibillion-pound class action has already been lodged in the name of 143 families over the IRA bombings between 1983 and 1997, including Warrington, Enniskillen, Manchester and Canary Wharf. Jason McCue, solicitor with the London-based law firm H2O who acted for the Omagh families, said that the writ had been lodged in the United States against Colonel Gaddafi and Libya over the arming of the IRA. He said: “There are already other lawsuits pending over terrorism, which have been watching the outcome of this case. “Now this ruling has shown that people can make terrorists pay for their actions.” [Times On Line] More
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محمد بن احميدة : متابعة موضوع مصطفى الزائدي (3)

رفيق : إذا كان الإنتحار حراماً... فماذا نفعل بهذا الحديث؟!

بوبكر بوحوية : مالي افدا تلقيه..

الساطور : نسمع عليك فاتحة الباب... نهارك

عاشور الورفلي : حقيقة فتحي الجهمي (2)

Monday, 8 June, 2009: DUBAI, June 7 (Reuters) - Cairo-based private equity firm Citadel Capital has been awarded an 118 million euro ($167.2 million) contract to develop a local gas distribution network in Libya, the company said in a statement on Sunday. The gas distribution network contract, which was awarded to Taqa Arabia, Citadel's energy unit, will connect 370,000 households in the capital Tripoli, Benghazi and Misrata, the company said. "In the energy field, those who have gone in so far have been purely on the upstream side, said Citadel's managing director Marwan Elaraby. "So there are plenty of opportunities available..." [Reuters] More
Monday, 8 June, 2009: The much hyped Italy-Malta-Libya summit on migration announced in tandem last month by deputy Prime Minister Tonio Borg and Italy’s foreign minister Franco Frattini has been “shelved”, as reports suggest that the Libyan foreign minister will not be attending the meeting scheduled to be held in Rome on Wednesday. The news was confirmed in Rome this week by chief spokesman Maurizio Massari who admitted that contrary to what was announced on the 26 March, “nothing has been confirmed.” Massari would not go into further details as to why the meeting has been put on hold, however reports suggest that Libya’s foreign minister Mussa Kussa was not willing to commit himself to the meeting. [Malta Today] More
Monday, 8 June, 2009: Since Biblical times, the stories of fathers and sons and their quests for power have been the story of the Middle East. It's no different today. The modern contexts for these stories of power and its passage from one generation to the next are still unfolding and will have great impact on what shape the Middle East will take in the years to come. The family names are familiar to anyone who has watched, most often in horror, as one cycle of violence leads to the next and one dysfunctional monarchy or hostile dictatorship leads to another. They are names like the Mubaraks of Egypt, the Hashemites of Jordan, the Assads of Syria, the Gadaffis of Libya, the Harriris of Lebanon and the House of Saud. [Global Post] More
فوزي عبدالحميد : سايروس عمار مدير المصفاة الليبية

مركز التوثيق الليبي : من شهداء ليبيا

المحمودي : الحركة السنوسية.. شبهات وردود

"أبوبكر الهوني.. وأصالة الكلِمة" ـ تقديم : سالم الكبتي

عيسى عبدالقيوم : البرامج الحوارية..

مركز الدراسات الليبية ـ اكسفورد : "رسائل من برقة" (6)

صفحات من كتاب "عاصفة رملية ليبية" ـ ترجمة : عثمان حسين العالم (3)

Sunday, 7 June, 2009: A dispute over the allocation of attorney fees in the settlement of claims against Libya for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, is headed back to the district court. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found three "significant" errors plagued a judge's decision ordering Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady to pay from its contingency fees $1.44 million, 21.3 percent of what it had then earned from the case, to a plaintiffs' committee, whose lead counsel until his death in 2003 was Lee S. Kreindler of Kreindler & Kreindler. On Dec. 21, 1988, a bomb destroyed Pan Am Flight 103, killing all 259 people onboard and 11 on the ground. Following an international investigation, two survivors of the victims, including Emery client Paul Hudson, filed suit in 1991 against Libya and three Libyan officials, accusing them of involvement... [NYLJ] More
Sunday, 7 June, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, JUNE 5 - The day to commemorate the birth of the Italian Republic was the occasion this year for the announcement in Tripoli of the inauguration of the new seat for the Italo-Libyan School 'Al Maziri'. From the three storey building, that is not equipped with adequate space for physical activity, the facility named after the Sicilian-Arab poet Al Maziri will be moved a few kilometres from the city centre to the area of Janzur where the school is set to occupy a building that is more modern and better equipped for school needs. Announcing the move that was greeted with great satisfaction from the many Italians residing in Tripoli for work was Francesca Tardioli, Italy's Consul General to Libya... [ANSAmed] More
Sunday, 7 June, 2009: Amman - Although it could be another decade or more before succession issues have to be addressed in Libya, Saif al-Islam Muammar Al-Gaddafi is best positioned among his father's sons to take the helm, experts say. Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi (also known as Colonel Gaddafi), the de facto leader of Libya since a 1969 coup, is in his mid-60s and going strong. But in the past four years, Saif al-Islam, the second-eldest son of Col. Gaddafi, and first by his second wife, Saif al-Islam has no official role in government, has come into the limelight internationally because of his interventions in Libyan foreign affairs. And while he has repeatedly mentioned his intentions to retire from such activity and allow democratic elections to determine Libya’s next leader, he hs also made seemingly every effort to stay in the political sphere. [Global Post] More
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سليمان الشجاع : حوار أم قرار

ابراهيم عمّيش : نكسة 5 يونيو1967م : التداعيات والتوابع فى ليبيا

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : خطاب مفتوح إلى أعضاء البرلمان الإيطالي

د. مصطفى عبدالله : الحقيقة واضحة يا هالة

سليم الرقعي : حقيقة عاشور نصر الورفلي!؟

Saturday, 6 June, 2009: ROME (Dow Jones)--Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will meet Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at the start of an Italy visit June 10-12 as economic ties between the countries continue to improve. Gadhafi will meet Confindustria's Emma Marcegaglia, head of Italy's largest business association, and other businessmen June 12 after a series of political meetings, the Italian foreign ministry said Friday. Since the two countries signed a treaty August 2008 in which Italy agreed to pay $5 billion over 20 years as compensation for when Libya was an Italian colony, business ties have flourished. [WSJ] More
Saturday, 6 June, 2009: Gaddafi, who has a women-only corps of bodyguards, held a similar meeting on a visit to Paris in 2007 with 1,000 selected women guests, who were told he wanted to "save European women." He is making his first visit to Libya's former colonial ruler Italy since he took power in a coup in 1969. Italy, at the forefront of the West's warming diplomatic and business ties with Tripoli since it gave up seeking weapons of mass destruction in 2003, made a formal apology last year and offered $5 billion (3.12 billion pounds) in compensation for the excesses committed during its colonial rule 1911 to 1943. Among the requests for his visit -- pitching his tent is routine on foreign visits by the nomadic-born Libyan leader -- is a meeting with 700 women from Italian political, business and cultural life, to take place in a concert hall on June 12. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 6 June, 2009: The African Union (AU) assumes the influential presidency of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly next week for a period of 12 months and has given the honour to Libya to preside on behalf of the continent. Libyan President Muammar Ghaddafi is currently the Chairperson of the AU. Ghaddafi's government says its focus will be on the reforms of the UN Security Council. But Libya's selection is heavily criticised as tarnishing the image of the world body. The UN General Assembly is a parliament of 192 world governments. Its prestigious one year term presidency rotates among the five continents. [SABC] More
جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : رسالة مناشدة واستغاثة وطلب تدخل.. إلى الرئيس اوباما

ناجي الفيتوري : أكذوبة الصادق النيهوم

رمضان جربوع : رجال الأعمال العرب الجدد.. نعمة مفترضة أم نقمة فجّة؟

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : طيف‮ ‬يضيء شرفة البيت

فرج بوالعشة : في قلب الظلمة الإمبريالية

أبو عبدالله محمد بن ابراهيم : الشعوذة والسحر والأساطير الموجودة في كتب السنوسي الكبير (1)

سالم بن عمار : حوار هاديء مع المدافعين عن الشيعة (1)

د. الهادي شلوف : فتحي الجهمي يحمل قضاة بنغازي ... مسئولياتهم القانونية تجاهه

Friday, 5 June, 2009: (AFP) - The EU wants Libya to sign a refugee convention so would-be immigrants to Europe can apply for asylum there instead of trying to cross the Mediterranean, a top justice official said Thursday. "We are going to begin negotiations with Libya and see how we can lead this country to respect its international obligations. We must be firm on this point," said EU Justice Commissioner Jacques Barrot. "There is a paradox when asylum seekers have to pay traffickers to have any chance that they be recognised as aslyum seekers," he told reporters in Luxembourg, after talks with EU interior ministers. [AFP] More
Friday, 5 June, 2009: The Leader of the Great People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Brother Mouamar Ghadafi yesterday 3rd June 2009, on behalf of the People of the Great Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, responded to the cry of the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Madam Sia Nyama Koroma, by offering her and the people of Sierra Leone a number of gifts including the building a new school and new hospital. [Awareness Times] More
Friday, 5 June, 2009: Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) - A possible thaw in frosty relations between Bern and Tripoli may be in the offing, several observers have been telling Swiss media. Tensions rose between Switzerland and Libya in 2008 when the son of Muammar Qaddafi, Libya’s leader, was arrested in Geneva along with his wife for abusing a member of their staff while they were staying at the Hotel President Wilson. Geneva sociologist and politician Jean Ziegler, who has had close contact for several years with Qadaffi, told the Tribune de Genève 3 June that there are indications an arbitration committee might be reactivated. [Geneva Lunch] More
صفحات من كتاب "عاصفة رملية ليبية" (2) ـ ترجمة : عثمان حسين العالم

Mohamed Eljahmi's Comment In American Jewish Committee Event

مركز الدراسات الليبية ـ اكسفورد : "رسائل من برقة" (5)

Thursday, 4 June, 2009: LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices could rise to $90 a barrel or more by the end of this year, and probably average $70-$80 for 2009 as a whole, Libya's top oil official, Shokri Ghanem, said on Wednesday. Oil prices were mostly below $50 a barrel in the first quarter of 2009, but have since risen close to $70 a barrel, sparking fears higher crude could derail any economic recovery. "The price may go to $90 or more by the end of the year," Ghanem told the Reuters Global Energy Summit. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 4 June, 2009: BENIN - OVER one thousand five hundred indigenes of Edo State who were on their way to Europe through Libya without genuine documents have been languishing in detention in Libya in the past three months. Six of the women among them, were said to have been impregnated by the Libyan security operatives. One of the victims, who identified himself as Charles Erawuyi, lamented to Vanguard on telephone yesterday that they were arrested while trying to enter Europe through Libya . He explained that over three thousand of them, including citizens of Kenya and Mali, were arrested but their governments have intervened to secure their release while only Nigerians remained in jail. He said that among the Nigerians, one thousand five hundred of them are from Edo State and that six of the women amongst them have been impregnated by the Libyan security operatives who used the ladies to satisfy their sex urge. [Vanguard] More
Thursday, 4 June, 2009: New federal legislation is being introduced today that would allow Ottawa to formally label countries as sponsors of terrorism, opening foreign states up to lawsuits in Canadian courts. In Ottawa, Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan said the legislation will allow victims of terrorism to sue perpetrators and their supporters. "It is crucial that we move forward in order to give those families a means of obtaining justice," Van Loan said Tuesday. The Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act amends the State Immunity Act, removing immunity for states identified by the federal government as "supporters of terrorism." [CTV] More
Thursday, 4 June, 2009: Libya is set to invest US$42 billion in the next five years to develop and expand its upstream sector, according to Dr Shokir Ghanem, CEO of the Libyan National Oil Company (LNOC). Speaking to ArabianOilandGas.com in an exclusive interview that will be published in full in both Petrochemicals Middle East and Oil and Gas Middle East, Dr Ghanem underlined Libya’s commitment to its hydrocarbons industry. “The budget of LNOC is about this $7 billion this year dedicated to development, oil companies are also going to invest between $1-2 billion. In the next five years we plan to invest a total of $42 billion in development and exploration,” Dr Ghanem said. Currently, Libyan oil production is about 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd). [Arabian Oil and Gas] More
Thursday, 4 June, 2009: Libya's government plans to nationalize media companies set up by the son of its leader Muammar Gaddafi, effectively making the press a state-controlled monopoly again. The government will take control of satellite channels, radio, newspapers and a printing house run by Al-Ghad which was launched two years ago by Seif al-Islam, the cabinet said in a statement, as cited by Darik Radio. A government decree creates a National Media Center, which main purpose is to control the media in Libya. All the nationalized media companies will preserve their names and logos. However, their editorial policy is yet to be put under the state's supervision. Seif al-Islam, seen by many as a reformer, has called on several occasions for press freedom and the media's independence from the state. [Novinite] More
Thursday, 4 June, 2009: Until Sunday, a man named al-Libi was living proof that torture doesn't work. Now he's dead proof! According to reports coming out of the Middle East and landing on progressive websites here, the government of Libya is claiming al-Libi "committed suicide" on Sunday in a Libyan jail. Read about it here at Andy Worthington's website. http://tinyurl.com/psj3ky It's up to us to keep al-Libi's story alive. News of his death comes as the usual suspects--Dick Cheney, Fox News, even some at Newsweek--suggest that waterboarding and other tough interrogation techniques made us safe during the Bush years. [Associated Content] More
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ميلاد السوقي : أبن الورد

مخيّم "أمل" 2009     Amal Camp 2009

فتحي العريبي : في غلطتك سامحتك

محمد قدري الخوجة : الجبهة والمخابرات الأجنبية (3)

المهدي بشير التمامي : قصيدة مسموعة ومكتوبة

Ghoma : The Grand-Bargain Between Iran And The West (1)

Wednesday, 3 June, 2009: Sabratha - The 11th Ordinary Session of the Conference of Leaders and Heads of State, ended Saturday in the Libyan ancient coastal region of Sabratha, with leaders resolving to promote and support the actions initiated by Libyan Leader Muammer Al Kaddafi, to improve the incomes of rural populations - especially women, agricultural yields and ensure animal and plant protection. [All Africa] More
Wednesday, 3 June, 2009: In an article entitled “The Mirage of the African Union” which they posted on their website,AfricanLiberty.org, editor Franklin Cudjoe and contributor Alhassan Atta-Quayson point out AU's hypocrisy in singling out Eritrea tyrant Isias Afewarki for “state-sponsored terrorism, whilst others such as Sudan, Madagascar and Mauritania, renegades of true democracy are still plying their violent and near-violent trade against ordinary citizens.” Then, the authors refer to Afewarki's response to that “calling the AU a full house of disenchanted musical chairs, notoriously toothless and straight –jacketed thinkers”... [Eritrea Daily] More
Wednesday, 3 June, 2009: Libya demands $1,000,000,000 from the EU to stop illegal immigration. That’s our tax money we are talking about so I need to be convinced that Libya delivers! First let us have a look at the facts. Illegal Immigration is an “alarming problem facing Malta” – not my choice of words but that of the director of the EU’s border control agency Frontex, Illka Laitinen, in Sept. 2008. Illegal immigration is challenging even residents of core villages in Malta such as Balzan, let alone other coastal areas such as Birzebbugia,Marsa,and St Paul’s Bay. More than 15,000 illegal immigrants have arrived in Malta since 2002. Illegal immigration is a direct result of human trafficking – a vast operation run by gangs operating with impunity from Libya. [Malta Today] More
Wednesday, 3 June, 2009: Casablanca - Human rights activists Monday slammed Libya for filing a defamation suit against three Moroccan newspapers accused of slandering strongman Moamer Gathafi and bemoaning his iron-fisted rule. The Libyan embassy pressed charges against Al Massae, Al Jarida Al Oula and Al Ahdat Al Maghribiya newspapers for criticising Gathafi and Tripoli's rights record. Several gathered outside the court in Casablanca brandishing anti-Gathafi placards. "Gathafi behaves like a lion in front of Arabs and Africans but is like a rabbit when he faces Westerners," a placard said. Ali Anouzla, one of three journalists named in the libel suit, said: "I wrote in February in an article that there is no democracy in North Africa, including Libya. I stick to this stand." The trial was deferred to June 15. [Middle East Online] More
صفحات من كتاب "عاصفة رملية ليبية" (1) ـ ترجمة : عثمان حسين العالم

NPR : Libyan Human Rights Activist Dies

LLHR : Deep Concern About The Death Of Fathi El-Jahmi

محمد بن احميدة : متابعة موضوع مصطفى الزائدي (2)

د. فتحي العكاري : هكذا ضاعت الهوية

Tuesday, 2 June, 2009: TUBRUQ, Libya, Jun 1, 2009 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell (WHEC 719) arrived in Tubruq, Libya on May 31, 2009 as part of a theater security cooperation mission to strengthen the maritime partnership between the United States and Libya. Boutwell is the first U.S. military ship to visit Libya in more than forty years. During the ship's three-day port visit, the crew will conduct various training and leadership exchanges with Libyan maritime enforcement personnel and also participate in several cultural exchanges. Training topics range from international search and rescue operations to damage control training.[Africom]More
Tuesday, 2 June, 2009: Petrobras has spudded the A1-18/01 well in Area 18 offshore Libya. As of May 31, the well was at a depth of 1,267 meters (4,156 ft) and running casing. A1-18/01 is a wildcat well designed to test the Caliph prospect, which is defined by 3-D seismic data and has a number of different target levels. The planned total depth of the well is 4,700 meters (15,419 ft). The well, which is being drilled by drillship Songa Saturn, is expected to take around 90 days to drill. The well is a commitment well for the license, which was awarded in 2005 and expires in March 2010. Participants in the well are operator Petrobras... [Energy Current] More
Tuesday, 2 June, 2009: Tunis-based Mediterranean School of Business is offering a set of seminars this summer targeted to Libyan managers. MSB, in collaboration with the BT Server Business Management Training Center, is launching four modules, starting with Organization and Change Management, Financial Analysis for Non Financial Managers, Innovation and technology Management, and ending with Marketing and Customer Relationship. Each module will be lectured over a 3 to 4-day session. The North Africa Journal learned that on June 15, the school will kick off its summer session with a 4-day seminar titled Organization and Change Management. [North Africa Journal] More
Tuesday, 2 June, 2009: CAIRO (Reuters) - State-owned Libyan Iron and Steel Company (Lisco) plans to increase its production capacity by 200,000 tonnes to 2 million tonnes a year by 2012 as part of an expansion plan, a company official said on Monday. The company's plans to list on the Libyan stock exchange were also still on the table, Mohamed Elfighi, Lisco's technical director, said. "The first phase of our expansion plan to reach 2 million is planned for 2012," Elfighi told reporters on the sidelines of a North African steel conference in Cairo, adding that current production capacity was 1.79 million tonnes annually. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 2 June, 2009: TRIPOLI - Libya said on Monday it plans to nationalise a media company set up by the son of its leader Moammar al-Gathafi, effectively making the press a state-controlled monopoly again. The government will take control of satellite channels, radio, newspapers and a printing house run by Al-Ghad which was launched two years ago by Seif al-Islam, the cabinet said in a statement. Seif al-Islam, seen by many as a reformer, has called on several occasions for press freedom and the media's independence from the state in the north African country. In 2007, Al-Ghad launched two ground-breaking independent newspapers, which in their first few months broke a string of taboos by publishing criticism of senior officials. [Middle East Online] More
Tuesday, 2 June, 2009: Harare - LIBYA last Friday gave Zimbabwe another consignment of cholera and water treatment drugs as part of its continued contribution towards helping the country improve health and sanitation. The North African country last year sent a planeload of drugs and nine medical experts to Zimbabwe. The latest consignment of drugs includes four tonnes of chlorine powder for water treatment, 500 boxes of sodium chloride, 500 boxes of glucose,200 boxes of Hartman's fluid(intravenous fluid),1000 boxes of baby milk...[All Africa]More
Tuesday, 2 June, 2009: Royal Jordanian Airlines is resuming services to Libyan city Benghazi on Monday, some 30 years after suspending the route. On Sunday, the Jordanian carrier said it was reintroducing the route, which will operate twice weekly, following an increase in traffic between the two nations. The airline’s president and CEO Samer Majali added: “There is remarkable and active traffic of businessmen and students, and many Libyans come to Amman to get medical treatment.” [Arabian Business] More
Tuesday, 2 June, 2009: Sharon Ellul Bonici yesterday welcomed Libya’s proposal for a $1 billion (€707 million) in EU aid in exchange for collaboration to stem illegal immigration, saying Malta should urge the EU to assist Libya and ensure that this leads to an EU-Libya readmission agreement. “If the EU could squander €16 billion on illegal immigration, then it can spare another billion to help Libya help us stem the tide,” Sharon Ellul Bonici said, referring to recent UK press reports revealing how the EU squandered over £14 billion (€16 billion) on a project that was to combat illegal immigration from North Africa as part of the Barcelona Process.” [Malta Today] More
هالة المصراتي : ما بين الأمس والغد.. هي فوضى..!! (1)

سليم الرقعي : ناس موّتت تمّت عمار اقبور... ؤ ناس لاهية!!

عاشور الورفلي : حقيقة فتحي الجهمي (1)

د. مصطفى عبدالله : نظفوا الكأس من الداخل قبل تقديمها

مركز الدراسات الليبية ـ اكسفورد : "رسائل من برقة" (4)

Monday, 1 June, 2009: Interfax-Ukraine citing Ms Yulia Tymoshenko Ukrainian PM has said that Libya with its supplies of natural gas could be a good partner for Ukraine's chemical enterprises which use natural gas as a raw material. She said while opening the talks in the Libyan capital of Tripoli that "Ukrainian chemical plants are economically viable when they have enough natural gas. Libya could help these enterprises make profit." Ms Tymoshenko noted that the privatization of OJSC Odesa Port-Side Plant is currently underway and suggested Libya could participate in this process. She said that the enterprise's location on the Black Sea coast and a large volume of mineral fertilizers which it produces could be of interest to Libyan partners. [Steel Guru] More
Monday, 1 June, 2009: Kenya will benefit from a new fund to finance infrastructure construction and poverty reduction established by Libya’s Sahel-Sahara Investment Bank. Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka welcomed the setting up of the fund, which is being championed by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, whom he met on Saturday. Kalonzo said Kenya was keen to tap into the fund to support public–private partnerships. "Kenya is in dire need of funds to finance road, rail, airports and industrial projects, which might inevitably take the form of public-private partners" he told the bank bosses. Senior officials of the bank, including a technical team, will be in Nairobi next month to finalise the process. [Eastandard] More
Monday, 1 June, 2009: Libya has asked Brussels for $1 billion (€707 million) worth of technical assistance and equipment in exchange for more collaboration with Europe on the illegal immigration front. Following its recent decision to collaborate more closely with Italy and take back immigrants who had left from its shores, Libya is now piling pressure on the EU to provide it with boats, helicopters, trucks and other equipment in an attempt to patrol its borders. In its efforts to offer tangible help to Malta and Italy to curb these migration flows, the EU is more inclined to offer assistance once Libya has started to show more collaboration. [Times Of Malta] More
Monday, 1 June, 2009: Libya is a butchery and, which is worse, the butcher is totally mad; from his childish, nonsensical and inane Green Book (who remembers it?) to the recent theatrical appearance as Africa´s "king" in sackcloth, Gaddafi prevented Libyans from becoming a modern nation acknowledged for their national integrity and African, Berberic culture. Libyans are Berbers and the gradual arabization reflects only the calamitous effect of the phenomenon of colonization; yet, the paranoid Libyan dictator, a late admirer of Africa´s most failed politician, Gamal Abd el Nasser, pursued for many long decades catastrophic policies of arabization, only to meaninglessly turn to Africa recently, after having irrevocably become the spittoon of Arab League whereby the Gulf cannibals customarily call him "kerd" (ape). [American Chronicle] More
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