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محمد بن احميدة : إفتخر يا عميد بوسليم!

محمد قدري الخوجة : تحيّة حـبّ وتقدير

فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : مسرحية مداخلة القذافي مرسومة!

سليم الرقعي : من حكايات عشائر العربان!؟ - ملف صوتي

سليمان الشجاع : الزندقة في ليبيا : أسبابها وعلاجها

طارق القزيري : شاهدونا ونحن "نتمقرط"

صقر بلال : ويأبى سوء الخلق والأدب والتربية إلا أن يطل بأعناقه

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : تصريح صحفي : اعتقالات في صفوف أهالي شهداء سجن بوسليم

الرابطة الليبية : جريمة بوسليم : المطلوب ... اعتذار رسمي للشعب الليبى

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : تصريح صحفي حول الاضطرابات في مدينة بنغازي

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : خذت اكرارسي!!

Tuesday, 31 March, 2009: Doha (AFP) - Maverick Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi stole the show at Monday's Arab summit, insulting Saudi King Abdullah before storming out to visit a museum. But the flamboyant Kadhafi also left the door open for reconciliation with Abdullah, whose Western-backed kingdom is a regional heavyweight and the world's largest oil exporter. "It has been six years since you have been avoiding a confrontation with me," Kadhafi snapped, just as summit host Qatari emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani was ending his speech. "You are always lying and you're facing the grave and you were made by Britain and protected by the United States," Kadhafi told Abdullah in front of 15 other leaders attending the annual gathering. [AFP] More
Tuesday, 31 March, 2009: Abu Dhabi (Reuters) - Recently-listed Dubai contractor Drake & Scull International is setting up a Libyan unit this year, its second venture in Africa, as it expands abroad and weathers a downturn at home. The United Arab Emirates' construction sector is suffering a sharp slowdown, with Dubai particularly hard hit, as developers halt or postpone projects and thousands of jobs are slashed. "We are in the process of establishing Drake & Scull Libya," Tawfiq Abu Soud, an executive director at Drake said at a conference organised by London-based MEED magazine in Abu Dhabi. "The prospects there are good..." [Reuters] More
الصادق النيهوم : بالشطارة

التضامن لحقوق الإنسان : نداء عاجل

عيسى عبدالقيوم : مشروع "1200" قتيل

د. فتحي العكاري : بالتأكيد يمكن أن نتقدم و لكن...

فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : الشواذ والذكوريات عند الحكومات

بانوراما ليبيا : ما رآه الفرسان    تسعيرة جديدة للزيت والطماطم والحليب    السلفيوم : مأساة إنسانية

( قصيدتان عن الحب والموت ) ترجمة : صلاح الحداد

مؤسسة الرقيب : بيان بخصوص آخر التطورات والأحداث في مذبحة سجن أبو سليم

Monday, 30 March, 2009: Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi lashed out at the International Criminal Court on Sunday, saying it represented a "new world terrorism" as he defended Sudan's indicted President Omar al-Beshir. Kadhafi, recently elected chairman of the 53-nation African Union, said the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal was victimising former colonies. The entire Third World was opposed to the court, which issued an arrest warrant for Beshir this month, Kadhafi told a press conference at AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. "It is a known fact that all Third World countries are opposing the so-called ICC," he said. "This is the case right now. This court is against the countries colonised in the past and they want to recolonise now," Kadhafi said."It is a practice of a new world terrorism that is not below the standard..." [AFP] More
Monday, 30 March, 2009: THE SNP has been engaged in secret talks that could send the Lockerbie bomber home, it was reported last night. It is claimed talks have taken place between SNP advisers and Libya as the Scottish Executive prepares to sign a pact on prison transfers this week. Meanwhile the health of the man serving life for the Lockerbie bombing continues to deteriorate. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi's cancer has now spread to his spine and pelvis. Officially, the diplomatic meetings to discuss the future of the bomber are taking place between the Foreign Office and Libyan officials, because Scotland is not a sovereign state. But Kenny MacAskill, the justice secretary, has asked Robert Gordon, director general of the Executive's justice department, to play a major role in the discussions. Meetings between Mr Gordon and a Libyan delegation began last October and included discussions with US senators. [The Scotsman] More
Monday, 30 March, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi is challenging the authority of African Union Peace and Security Council to sanction member states where an elected government has been ousted in a coup d'etat. Mr. Gadhafi visited AU headquarters in Addis Ababa after the Pan-African security body contradicted him on the status of the recent military coup in Mauritania. Mr. Gadhafi, who holds the rotating African Union chairmanship, called the entire AU Commission into session Late Saturday and early Sunday. He kept them waiting for hours for his arrival, in an apparent sign of displeasure at the Peace and Security Council's decision to maintain a travel ban and asset freeze on the leaders of Mauritania's military coup. The Council's action came days after Mr. Gadhafi met coup leaders in Nouakchott and announced he would have the sanctions removed. [VOA] More
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قصيدة للشاعر عبدالسلام بوجلاوي الفاخري : لا شكن لا جضّن..

رمضان جربوع : ماذا تفعل يا من تريد خيراَ؟.. هيا بنا نفكر!

المنظمة الليبية لحقوق الأنسان : بيان صحفي

رجب الشلطامي : رزايا .. وقصعة رز !!

محمد قدري الخوجة : الرّقيع يجيب على سؤال الخوجة!!

المحمودي : وقفات مع (سعيد العريبي) الكاتب بموقع المنارة (2)

سليمان الشجاع : إلى الزول المشير عمر البشير

محمد عبدالحميد المالكي : ليس رداً على أحمد إبراهيم والآخرين... ولكن!! (2)

فتحي العريبي : لقطة ورد غطاها : (8) تزييف الواقع التشكيلي في بنغازي

Ghoma : On Darwin's 200th Anniversary...? (3)

الإجدابي : الآتي... مذبحة النظام!     سليم الرقعي : هذه قصتي!؟

Sunday, 29 March, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MARCH 27 - "The Church in Libya is allowed to go into prisons and give pastoral care and first aid to people who need it". The statement was made by a priest who has been living in Libya for years and who has asked to remain anonymous. Every Tuesday, a small religious delegation goes sometimes to one prison, sometimes to another, sometimes to a centre set up for migrants. "We have already visited 8 prisons and the Misurata centre which migrants say is 4 stars", a priest jokes. But the comments are true, he heard them with his own ears. Last Tuesday in the courtyard of Jedeida prison, the English-speaking and French-speaking Africans had gathered to pray and sing. "At the end of the mass," the priest explained, "the prison director, who had never once left us alone with the inmates, said that 'we will restore the wall, you restore the souls'". [ANSAmed] More
Sunday, 29 March, 2009: (ANSAmed) - MONACO, MARCH 27 - Under the direction of André Laronde from the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres Archaeologists, archaeologists from the French archaeological mission for Libya will begin excavations in April. The new excavation campaigns concern the port of Cyrene (Apollonia), the village of Latrun (35 km from Apollonia towards Derna) and to the south, the Fatimid ruins of Soltan near Sirt, almost on the border between Maghreb and Mashrek. In July and August, the third excavation campaign of the Leptis Magna baths, which were discovered by chance in 1995, will begin. "We were excavating near the port," Laronde told ANSA during the 5th International Monaco and the Mediterranean Symposium currently underway in Montecarlo, where he has shown the stages of the discovery, "when we found fragments of marble which could not have come from the port. [ANSAmed] More
حملة التضامن : دعوة للإعتصام إحياءاً لذكرى أحداث السابع من أبريل

موسى عبدالكريم : مواطن بلا سكن!

د. فوزية بريون : قصة.. وقصيدة

الأتحاد الليبي : السلطات الأمنية الليبية وانتهاكات جديدة لحقوق الإنسان

فرج بوالعشة : من هنا وهناك

د. الهادي شلوف : مقال له علاقة بقضية السيد موسى كوسة أمام القضاء الفرنسي

التضامن : العزل عن العالم الخارجي وخشية تعرض للتعذيب

صلاح عجينة : حديث عن التعليقات والرسائل

Saturday, 28 March, 2009: A sandy wind blows everything in the city of Tripoli; the sand of the beach surrounding the city mixes with the sand of the desert. But for the many Maghreb and African workers who have converged on Libya, the sand is no deterrent to the prospect of returning home with wealth from a country that has gone in just a few years from an isolated North African nation to one boasting visible signs of economic growth. The sand-swept land has been transformed into a giant workshop of new construction. Last week, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned an A- long-term currency rating to Libya... [Magharebia] More
Saturday, 28 March, 2009: Following decades of conflict, Libya and the United States took major steps to improve their bilateral relationship in the closing months of the Bush administration. In September 2008, Condoleezza Rice visited Libya, the first secretary of State to do so since John Foster Dulles in 1953. In November, two weeks after Libya contributed $1.5 billion to a newly created Humanitarian Settlement Fund intended to resolve outstanding lawsuits by American victims of Libyan terrorism, President George W. Bush telephoned the Libyan leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi, and voiced his satisfaction with the settlement. In December 2008, Gene A. Cretz took up his position as U.S. ambassador to Libya, the first since 1972. The importance of these events cannot be overestimated. The real question now, however, is where does the Obama administration go from here with Libya? [Foreign Policy] More
Saturday, 28 March, 2009: House of Representatives on Thursday mandated its Committee on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to liaise with the Nigeria High Commission in Libya to urgently facilitate the deportation of Nigerians being detained in that country back home. A motion by Hon. Sampson Osagie signed by 70 other members noted that it was the responsibility of the Nigerian government to provide welfare and security to citizens of this country where ever they may be, as well as protecting them against inhuman and degrading treatment anywhere in the world. The mover of the motion noted that many Nigerians residing in Libya have been hounded into deportation camps, subjected to harassment and intimidation even as they are used as servants in that country. [Daily Independent] More
Saturday, 28 March, 2009: Libya’s exiled opposition (there is no domestic oppostion allowed) got its hands on the lobbying strategy of Col. Moammar Qadaffi’s Washington lobbying firm, the Livingston Group. As reported by O’dwyers: The Livingston Group wants to help Libya reduce airport hassles by U.S. Transportation Security Administration screeners, celebrate the 40th anniversary of Col. Gaddafi’s takeover, craft a corporate responsibility program, educate American military contractors about opportunities available, and develop history- and eco-tourism, according to a document obtained by a Libyan opposition group. The 42-page document is marked “confidential” and called “2008-2009 Full Normalization Action Program: Moving the New Libya-U.S. Bilateral Relationship Forward.” It is posted in Arabic and English on the website of the National Conference of the Libyan Opposition. [Harpers] More
Saturday, 28 March, 2009: Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has given approval to two manpower agencies — SOS Manpower and Capital Employment Pvt Ltd — to send Nepali workers to African country Libya. “Nearly 500 Nepalis will go to Libya soon,” said Mohan Krishna Sapkota, director general of DoFE. Libyan companies are paying $200 monthly salary to Nepali migrant workers with board and lodging and $250 without that. DoFE has set a new policy to send Nepalis workers to only those countries where they get salary above $200. SOS Manpower is starting the selection process from Friday. [The Himalayan Times] More
Saturday, 28 March, 2009: Libya plans to buy all of Canada's Verenex Energy Inc., the head of Libya's National Oil Co. said Thursday, clarifying earlier comments and lifting the Calgary-based company's shares. Shokri Ghanem said Libya planned to buy all of the company, not just its assets in Libya, by exercising an option to pre-empt a friendly $10-a-share bid by China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC). "We are buying the whole thing," he told Reuters in a brief telephone interview from Cairo airport. [Calgary Herald] More
ادريس بن الطيب : الشعـب العـصبي الليبي ..

اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة : بيان بشأن ملف مجزرة سجن ابوسليم

أيمن حباب : عود على عود .. تفخيخ الرشاد

Friday, 27 March, 2009: LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - Investors in Canada's Verenex Energy Inc. (VNX.TO) are concerned that Libya's decision to block a C$499 million ($406.4 million) Chinese acquisition of the company could leave them exposed to hefty tax bills. Libya has said it will exercise its right to pre-empt a friendly C$10-a-share bid for Verenex from China National Petroleum Corp that would give the state-owned company a stake in a promising Libyan oil concession. But Verenex investors say that Libya, in saying it will pre-empt the Chinese deal, has not made clear whether it will buy the Libyan assets of Verenex or acquire the entire company. Several Verenex shareholders, who declined to be quoted by name, said they would prefer the whole company to be sold as a purchase of just the Libyan assets would expose then to more taxation, cutting their return.[Reuters]More
Friday, 27 March, 2009: For the first time, a US team has competed in the Libyan Challenge Master Trek, a 200-kilometre race on foot through the Sahara desert. JB Benna, of Journey Film, and Rebecca Byerly, an adventure journalist, documented February's race for Al Jazeera. Here Rebecca describes the challenges of adventure racing and the opportunity to share unique cross-cultural experiences. Alone, in the Sahara desert in southwest Libya, I walked through the night. A magnificent chandelier of stars hung above me, and the Akakus Mountains rose ahead. [Aljazeera] More
Friday, 27 March, 2009: Yogyakarta (ANTARA News) - Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X received Libya`s Social Affairs Minister Ibrahim A.M. Al Sharif in his gubernatorial office here on Wednesday. Minister Ibrahim Al Sharif held a meeting with the Yogyakarta Governor after attending an Indonesia-Libya Joint Commission Meeting which was held in Yogyakarta on Tuesday (March 24), where a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral cooperation was signed by Indonesia and Libya. Al Sharif conveyed the Libyan president`s regard to Sultan Hamengku Buwono and congratulated the Indonesian people... [Antara] More
Friday, 27 March, 2009: UNIONISTS are demanding the Government keep battling to secure compensation for victims of Libyan-sponsored terror attacks. The call came as it emerged the US is ready to consider arms deals with the country – which supplied Semtex, arms and training to IRA killers in the 1970s and 1980s under Colonel Moammar Gaddafi's regime. Almost 200 victims of IRA violence were infuriated last summer when a deal was struck in which Libya agreed to pay almost $3 billion compensation for American citizens killed or injured in terror strikes, but none from Ireland. [Newsletter] More
Friday, 27 March, 2009: Marriott International is to open a luxury 370-room JW Marriott hotel in Tripoli, Libya, in 2011. The 370-room JW Marriott Hotel Tripoli in the city’s new central business district is the company’s first in the country and will be will be managed by Marriott under a long-term contract with Daewoo Tripoli Investment and Development. The addition also marks the 25th anniversary of the JW Marriott brand, bolstering its pipeline to 25 properties that will now open now throughout 2013, including new hotels in Peru and Puerto Rico. “These new additions are testimony to the attractiveness of our JW Marriott brand among hotel developers even in today’s difficult economic and financial environment,” said president and managing director... [Hotelier] More
Friday, 27 March, 2009: TRIPOLI (Mareeg)--Somalia’s president Sharif Sheik Ahmed and Libyan leader Muamar Qadafi held a meeting in Tripoli to finalize the political developments of Somalia. The political and security situation in Somalia owing to the measures taken by the Somali National Unity Government were discussed in the meeting. The meeting also dealt with the piracy phenomenon on the Somali coast. The Somali President appealed to the Leader to support the National Unity Government, expressing hope that problems of Somalia will be solved during the Leader's AU chairmanship. [Mareeg] More
Friday, 27 March, 2009: Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is visiting Libya in a new show of defiance to an arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court on charges of Darfur war crimes. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al Bashir embraced Libya's Colonel Muammar al-Gadhafi and thanked him for his warm welcome, as both leaders met at the Colonel's private tent in his home town of Sirte, 600 kilometers east of the capital, Tripoli. President al-Bashir's trip to Ethiopia and Libya was his third visit abroad since a warrant was issued for his arrest on March 4 by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes in Darfur. [VOA] More
Friday, 27 March, 2009: (AP) - Libya and the U.N. Security Council are urging Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to reconsider his decision to expel 16 aid organizations from Darfur. Libya's U.N. ambassador, who presides over the council this month, says council members agreed Thursday that al-Bashir "should reconsider the decision on suspending the activities" of the aid groups. Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham says his nation also is pressing al-Bashir on the issue. Sudan's president was visiting Libya Thursday. The council met privately to consider the consequences of Sudan expelling the 13 foreign aid organizations and three local ones from Darfur. Al-Bashir arrived in Libya after visiting Eritrea and Egypt. The 22-nation Arab League reassured him they would not act on an international warrant seeking his arrest on war crimes charges [PR-Inside] More
ميلاد السوقي : تعليقات سوقية

نداء صبري عياد : دولة الخراب من الباب إلى المحراب

هالة المصراتي : عندما يبحر الواهمون في أحلام العاجز..

محمد عبدالحميد المالكي : ليس رداً على أحمد إبراهيم والآخرين... ولكن!! (1)

حسين قرضاب : سيف الإسلام القذافى ... شاكير خارج التشكيل

المحمودي : وقفات مع (سعيد العريبي) الكاتب بموقع المنارة (1)

Thursday, 26 March, 2009: TEMPO Interactive, Yogyakarta:The governments of Indonesia and Libya recently agreed to expand their existing collaboration. An MoU between the two countries was recently signed by Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda and Libyan Social Affairs Minister, Ibrahim A.M. Al Sharif, in Yogyakarta yesterday. “The value trade between Indonesia and Libya trades so far amounts to only US$400 million. This is far from the potential that can be achieved by both countries,” Hassan said. Hassan said Indonesian companies have a US$ 1.2 billion stake in Libya’s infrastructure and construction projects. Libya is very interested in improving bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade, culture, social programs, education and youth. [Tempo] More
Thursday, 26 March, 2009: The Central Bank of Libya announced on Wednesday that Libya's non-oil economy is likely to grow by between 6 and 8 percent annually in coming years, unaffected by the crushing world economic crisis. The bank's statement came on the same day Standard & Poor's issued its first ever sovereign public credit rating for Libya in which it assigned its 'A-' long term and 'A-2' short term foreign and local currency ratings to Libya and said the outlook was stable. The central bank said the government was committed to reforms to diversify Libya's oil-reliant economy and promote private investment. "Despite the current global financial turmoil, we expect growth to remain strong over the medium term. [Tripoli Post] More
Thursday, 26 March, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MARCH 25 - The main issue on the agenda of the first meeting of the Libyan government, the General Peoplés Committee (GPC), was that of making the "Friendship Treaty" signed by Libya and Italy effective. The meeting has taken place this week and, according to state-run press agency JANA, the Tripoli government has decided to set up a committee to draw up "the strategy for the Infrastructure Project to be financed by Italy." The operative wing of the General Peoplés Committee will also be deciding on mechanisms to activate bilateral cooperation between Italy and Libya in the fields of science, technology, culture, economy, industry and energy, as provided for by the Treaty. [ANSAmed] More
ليبيا الوفاء / لجنة العمل : بيان اعتصام وتظاهرة 23 مارس

ليبيا الوفاء / لجنة العمل : لقطات من اعتصام وتظاهرة 23 مارس

فتحي العريبي : ماذا تعرف عن جليانة وما قصة تسمية بنغازي

عيسى عبدالقيوم : درب الحايره

صقر بلال : الفرق بين حكم الدولة وتحكم العصابة

فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : تعددت الأمية والجاهلية واحدة

فرج بوالعشة : حذاء البشير ومأزق الجنائية الدولية

Wednesday, 25 March, 2009: Eight tractors from the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya on Friday arrived at the Banjul International Airport. They were received by the Libyan diplomat in The Gambia and a representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a cross section of the Libyan community such as Lotfi H Ezlitni, the consular of the Arab Jamahiriya. "This gesture is meant to complement The Gambia government's efforts to attain food self-sufficiency," the Libyan diplomat remarked. [The Daily Observer] More
Wednesday, 25 March, 2009: Zaouia, Libya - The sixth conference on medical sciences rounded off in Libya on Sunday, with the participants calling for collaboration between the Libyan national centre for medical research and the various hospitals and schools of medicine in the country. They said such collaboration would enable the various institutions to share experiences for their mutual benefits. At the end of the three day-session, participants also highlighted the need to give researchers more opportunities and incentives. [Pana] More
تعازي إلى آل جبريل

Middle East Quarterly : Libya and the U.S. : Qadhafi Unrepentant

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : لقاء مع الأمير السيد محمد الحسن الرضا السنوسي

رمضان جربوع : هل من سبيل للخروج من التخلف؟!

سليم الرقعي : نظام طرابلس أم نظام معمر القذافي!؟

Tuesday, 24 March, 2009: Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey continued a diplomatic tour on Monday when she met her Italian counterpart to talk about banking secrecy. Switzerland has not been invited to attend a meeting of the world's biggest economies, the G20, in April. In the lead up, Calmy-Rey has been meeting foreign leaders to convey Switzerland's position on tax treaties and the exchange of bank data. Italy will likely be one of the first countries Switzerland will sit with to renegotiate tax treaties. The meeting also included discussions on energy and transportation issues as well. The Italians might step in and help Switzerland with another sensitive diplomatic matter, too: Libya. Italian Foregin Minister Franco Frattini reportedly offered to moderate talks between Switzerland and Libya after relations chilled following the arrest of Hannibal Gaddafi, son of leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Geneva last year. [Swissinfo] More
Tuesday, 24 March, 2009: GENEVA (AFP)--Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey Monday said there were no grounds to compensate Libya over the arrest of one of the sons of Libyan leader Moamer Gadhafi last July. Calmy Rey and local government officials from Geneva maintained that local police weren't at fault when Hannibal Gadhafi and his wife were arrested in a luxury hotel after two of its domestic staff claimed they had been abused. "As a result, one can't claim compensation of the kind that has been envisaged," Calmy-Rey told journalists. In January, Calmy-Rey and another of Gadhafi's sons, Seif al-Islam, met on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss the case, which has soured Swiss-Libyan relations. [Easy Bourse] More
Tuesday, 24 March, 2009: The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is recommending that travellers to Libya be extra vigilant. The official advice is that people should not visit the towns of Ghadames or Ghat unless their journeys are essential. The authorities speak of "an increasing threat of terrorism" and '"risk of abduction" due to "heightened political tensions in the Arabic or Islamic world". People planning to visit the Libyan desert are now advised to ensure they ask the authorities whether or not they should go ahead with their journey. [Radio Netherlands] More
Tuesday, 24 March, 2009: Presidential affairs and chairman of the International Petroleum Investments Company (IPIC) received here today Abd-al-Hafid Mahmud al-Zulaytini, Libyan Secretary of the General People's Committee for Finance '&' Planning, who is currently on a visit to the UAE. The meeting discussed ways to enhance cooperation and coordination between IPIC and the Libyan companies in the fields of energy. Sheikh Mansour said IPIC was looking forward to benefit from the perfect investment climate in Libya. He also praised the strong fraternal ties between the two countries. Al Zulaytini expressed his country's desire to boost its relations with the UAE and to expand partnership and joint investments in different fields. [WAM] More
Tuesday, 24 March, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MARCH 23 - Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi discussed the outcome of last Friday's European Union summit during a telephone call on Sunday, the Libyan news agency Jana reported on Monday. The talks were part of "recurrent consultations" between Gaddafi and Berlusconi, said Jana. Berlusconi also briefed the Libyan leader on the upcoming creation of the People of Freedom (PdL) party, which will merge his own Forza Italia party with the right-wing National Alliance (AN), which dissolved this weekend. The two also discussed Libyàs presidency of the United Nations Security Council this month, the agency said. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 24 March, 2009: The memorandum of understanding signed with Libya is the first official document that clearly marks the boundaries of the north African country's search and rescue (SAR) region, Armed Forces Colonel Emmanuel Mallia explained yesterday. Malta and Libya signed the memorandum last week, which states that both countries should co-ordinate and support each other in search and rescue operations within their respective rescue regions. Col. Mallia, who was one of the leading negotiators behind the agreement, said negotiations had been going on for months. They started in 2007 during a two-day meeting in Libya between Maltese and Libyan officials. In January last year, a Libyan delegation came to Malta for a one-week visit to draft the document. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the memorandum was inspired by both countries to further promote the friendly relations between the two while improving the safety... [Times Of Malta] More
المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : تقرير مجموعة ليفينجستون : الدفع بالعلاقات [الليبية الأمريكية] الى الأمام

NCLO : The Livingston Report : Moving the New Libya- U.S. Bilateral Relationship Forward

عبدالله 87 : وفانا لضحايا تشاد اليوم احيينا

التضامن : السلطات الليبية تقوم بالإبلاغ عن أكثر من 160 حالة وفاة رهن الإعتقال

فتحي عبدالسلام الزاوي : غلام الوزير المخلوع

الهادي شلوف : هانيبال وسبيون والاستفادة من تجارب الطرف الأخر

علي زيو : مذبحة ابوسليم... واحتراق القلوب

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : لمـّت المتعوس على خائب الرجاء!!

Monday, 23 March, 2009: TRIPOLI, Libya - Forty years after he seized power in a bloodless coup d’état, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the Libyan leader once called the mad dog of the Middle East by President Ronald Reagan, has achieved the international status he always craved: as chairman of the African Union. Col. Qaddafi’s selection last month to lead the 53-nation African Union coincided with his emergence as a welcomed figure in Western capitals, where heads of state are eager to tap Libya’s vast oil and gas reserves and to gain access to virgin Libyan markets. Once vilified for promoting state terrorism, Col. Qaddafi is now courted. But Col. Qaddafi remains the same eccentric, unpredictable revolutionary as always. He has used his new status to promote his call for a United States of Africa, with one passport, one military and one currency. [NYTimes] More
Monday, 23 March, 2009: Libya has asked Great Britain for help in organising specific training courses on border security and techniques to avoid the 'infiltration' of traffickers of illegal immigrants, Ansamed/Jana has reported. It said the courses, for local security forces, would be held both in Libya and the UK. The request was made in the context of new talks with European countries about the problem of illegal immigration. Cooperation in security, and ways to insure it, were looked at in a meeting in Tripoli between British Ambassador Vincent Fean and the Libyan Minister of Public Security Abdoulfatah Younis on Wednesday, attended by a number of British experts. The British ambassador expressed his country's interest in activating tangible collaboration with Libya especially in border security, in combating smuggling, infiltration and gangs of people traffickers. [Times Of Malta] More
Monday, 23 March, 2009: Libya will recruit thousands of workers from Bangladesh while the South Asian country is experiencing a decline in the number of its nationals leaving for overseas jobs amid the global economic recession. The north African country will employ Bangladeshis as part of an infrastructure development plan worth more than $100 billion, which Tripoli has launched, Libyan Ambassador Ahmed Ateya Hamd Al-Imam said today. A huge demand : The Libyan Embassy in Dhaka is issuing about 300 visas per day and that number will increase due to a huge demand for workers in the oil-rich country, the ambassador said in a meeting with State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hasan Mahmud. “Libya has been reconstructing itself. Under the agreement, we would take in a huge number of workers in phases,” a Foreign ministry statement quoted him as saying. [Nation] More
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عمر الهوني : لقطات من عرض الفيلم الوثائقي "رعد الخريف" للسيّد محمد السنوسي ـ لندن

عمر الكدي : القذافي كان يقصد إفساد المصالحة الموريتانية

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د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : من كتاب المراثي

سليم الرقعي : في ذكرى عيد الأم!

بانوراما ليبيا : موقع الكترونى يفضح الاعتداءات على جهود الاخرين    عصام العول    عوض عبيده

القبس : محطة حاسمة لــ"ملك الملوك"     إذاعة هولندا : ليبيا : تبديل للسياسات أم تغيير للوجوه؟

Sunday, 22 March, 2009: Malta and Libya have signed a memorandum of understanding on search and rescue, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced yesterday evening. The agreement provides that both countries coordinate and support each other for search and rescue operations within their respective search and rescue regions (SRRs), the ministry said in a brief statement. Both sides also agreed to authorise their Rescue Coordination Centre to ask for assistance via the rescue centre of the other country and to provide all information on the distress situations in their respective Search and Rescue Region. [Times Of Malta] More
Sunday, 22 March, 2009: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said it had assigned its 'A-' long-term and 'A-2' short-term foreign and local currency ratings to the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Libya). The outlook is stable. At the same time, a Transfer & Convertibility assessment of 'A-' was assigned. With this rating, Standard & Poor's now rates 125 sovereigns worldwide. "The ratings on Libya are supported primarily by what we consider is one of the strongest balance sheets among 'A' rated sovereigns, comprising substantial public assets and negligible debt; relatively low financial contingent liabilities; and the solid medium-term growth prospects of the country's energy sector," Standard & Poor's credit analyst Ben Faulks said. [Al-Bawaba] More
Sunday, 22 March, 2009: The increasingly fierce competition between Japan and China over energy and political influence is spilling over into Africa. Following in the footsteps of Beijing, Tokyo has recently begun to turn to the continent as a new source of oil. Meanwhile, the leaders of the two Asian neighbors have recently made whirlwind tours of Africa. ..... METI chief Nikai Toshihiro announced recently that Japan will send a high-powered mission, including the head of the METI-affiliated Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, to Libya to strengthen bilateral ties in energy and other areas. Libya, with an estimated 39 billion barrels of oil, has the world's ninth-largest reserves. [Japan Focus] More
Sunday, 22 March, 2009: World watch: Mauritania, Germany, India, Libya, UK .... 4. Libya : A policy that took effect Nov. 11 requires tourists to Libya to have their passports translated into Arabic before arrival, and another policy put in place Jan. 7 requires that all tourists carry at least $1,000 or its equivalent in convertible currency or be denied entry. Anyone coming on official business, to study, to visit residents or family members is exempt from this currency requirement. Regarding the Arabic translation, it should be stamped on a passport page rather than a loose sheet and should bear the seal of the issuing authority. [Chicago Tribune] More
جليانه : أنا لم أعد ثوريا     السلفيوم : دفنقي     السلفيوم : جردس     الإجدابي : من يعلـّمنا حبّ الوطن؟؟

فتحي العريبي : لقطة ورد غطاها : (7) البقاء للأصلع

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (13)

حسام الوحيشي : كوكب كوني

موسى عبدالكريم : الحق العام والحق الخاص

صلاح الحدّاد : قصص قصيرة جدا

المحمودي : حرية الكلمة بين (حسن الأمين) و (ابراهيم اغنيوة)

س. : الوضع في ليبيا

Saturday, 21 March, 2009: FRANKFURT (Reuters) - OPEC most likely does not need to cut oil production further, the top official of Libya's National Oil Corporation said, according to German paper Handelsblatt. "As of today it looks as if we probably do not need a further cut in production," said Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) told Handelsblatt in an interview published on Friday. Ghanem had told Reuters financial television on Wednesday that OPEC may not need to make further output cuts at its May 28 meeting if market conditions continue to be favorable. U.S. crude prices have risen to nearly $50 a barrel. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 21 March, 2009: According to a report posted yesterday on Eritrea tyrant's propaganda website, two loving tyrants, Isais Afewarki in Eritrea and col. Muammar Gaddafi in Libya are about, though not in the near future, to commit political suicide voluntarily: Afewarki and Gaddafi have agreed in principle to hold an international conference on Democracy. Though the date was not disclosed, the place of the conference is certain: It is going to take place in Asmara...This in not a hoax,read the report for yourself...[Eritrea Daily] More
Saturday, 21 March, 2009: APA-Maseru (Lesotho) King Letsie III of Lesotho has commissioned his kingdom’s new ambassador to Libya, Malefetsane Mohafa, during a ceremony held at the Royal Palace in the heart of the capital Maseru on Thursday. Speaking at the ceremony, the King urged the new envoy to represent and serve the Basotho (people of Lesotho) with loyalty, honour and dignity while in the North African state, which now chairs the African Union. “It is the desire of Lesotho to maintain good relations with Libya and other countries across the world,” the kind said. Mohafa pledged his commitment to deliver his country’s services... [APA News] More
Saturday, 21 March, 2009: A Somali national is today expected to be charged with human trafficking between Libya and Malta after being allegedly recognised by illegal immigrants when he came to Malta, sources told The Times of Malta. The unprecedented arraignment of the suspect trafficker working on the Libya route comes as the debate on the illegal immigration problem reached a climax last week with a parliamentary debate on the phenomenon. Just recently, The Times reports, the government said it was considering whether it should raise the maximum five-year prison term for people caught trafficking illegal immigrants. [Malta Media Online] More
فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : مادة جديدة في القانون الدولي

محمد قدري الخوجة : بالتوكيـات (9)

علي الخليفي : ذاك زمانهم وهذا زمانك

Friday, 20 March, 2009: Tripoli - Step one block off almost any main road and the streets here are badly damaged or completely unpaved. There are problems with the schools, the health care system and the government bureaucracy, which is plagued by corruption and inefficiency. Untreated sewage is dumped right into the Mediterranean. Libya is a police state, but the trains still do not run on time. “The administration has failed and the state economy has failed, enough is enough,” Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi said in a recent speech that made no mention of his own role as the man in charge for the last 40 years. Libya recognizes its problems and is trying to respond, after a fashion. But whatever Libya does, it must stay within the boundaries of a system created by Col Qaddafi,or Brother Leader,as he is called. And that is the country’s Achilles’ heel: by nearly every practical measure, the system has failed Libyans, but it is his system, so it is above reproach.[NYTimes] More
Friday, 20 March, 2009: PARIS - Commercial and technical negotiations on a sale of 14 French Rafale fighter jets to Libya have been largely completed, and politics will dictate the timing of any announcement of a deal, an industry executive said March 19. "The negotiations are done, more or less," the executive said. Asked when a deal would be announced, the executive said, "It's politics, it's always politics." Col. Muammar Khaddafi, the Libyan head of state, signed an agreement granting six months' exclusive negotiations for the Rafale when he visited Paris in December 2007. Human rights organizations criticized the visit by the Libyan leader and the prospective arms sales. The Rafales expected to be sold to Tripoli would be similar to the F3 standard entering service in the French Air Force, capable of aerial combat and ground strikes. [Defense News] More
Friday, 20 March, 2009: Tripoli, Libya - The Secretary of the Libyan General Grassroots Committee for Public Safety, General Abdelfattah Labidi and the British ambassador in Libya, Sir Vincent Feal, on Wednesday reviewed joint actions in the fight against illegal migration and measures to contain the problem. The British ambassador, during this meeting in Tripoli attended by several British experts, stressed the involvement of his country in consolidating security with Libya, notably at the borders. Sir Vincent also stressed the willingness of his country to “fully” partner Libya in various fields. [PANA] More
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د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : انطباعاتي عن أمريكا : 1. من يومياتي الأمريكية

الجزيرة : التبو ليبيون ضحية حكم لاهاي في أوزو

رويترز : أمريكا تحث ليبيا على الافراج عن منشق سياسي

محمد سحيم : الوعي العظيم

Thursday, 19 March, 2009: (Reuters) - The United States urged Libya on Tuesday to release an ailing political dissident held since 2002 on a series of charges, including trying to overthrow the government and insulting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Fathi al-Jahmi, a former provincial governor, is currently detained in a Tripoli medical center. Relatives say he is suffering from heart disease, advanced stage diabetes and high blood pressure and that his health is deteriorating. "We have established a dialogue with Libya across the full range of issues, including human rights, and continue to call for the unconditional release of Dr. al-Jahmi as well as his ability to travel and seek medical care where he wishes," said State Department spokesman... [Reuters] More
Thursday, 19 March, 2009: (AFP) - Libya shed light on Wednesday on a 33-billion-dollar scheme, contested by some as mad or wasteful, to extract water from deep beneath the Sahara and pipe it across the desert to its coastal cities. For the first time in a major international forum, Libyan officials gave a presentation of the "Great Man-Made River Project," a scheme that dwarfs all for ambition and cost, and defended it against charges of environmental vandalism and water theft. The scheme, already some two-thirds complete, is economically viable and should not stoke any conflict with Libya's neighbours, said Fawzi al-Sharief Saeid, director of the project's technical centre for groundwater management. He put the total bill at 33.69 billion dollars... [AFP] More
Thursday, 19 March, 2009: (Reuters) - Libya will float at least 15 percent of Al Joumhouriya Bank on the local stock market and aims to grant licences for foreign lenders to enter Libya next year, the head of the country's central bank said on Wednesday. Joumhouriya (Republic), Libya's biggest state-owned bank by assets, has capital of more than 1 billion dinars after merging with another bank, Al Oumma (Nation) Bank. The merger with Al Oumma, the fifth-largest state-owned bank, created an entity with combined assets of $6.5 billion, and the government has appointed advisers to help improve the bank's operations. "We will put into circulation the underwriting of a percentage of not less than 15 percent of Joumhouriya Bank for the public on the stock market," said central bank head Farhat Omar Bin Guidara. He said the sale would take place soon... [Reuters] More
Thursday, 19 March, 2009: NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - Libya received an investment-grade credit rating Wednesday from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, the first agency to rate the oil-rich African state that has recently emerged from years of international isolation. S&P assigned Libya A- long-term and A-2 short-term foreign and local currency ratings, citing the strength of its balance sheet. The ratings agency assigned the sovereign rating following a request from Libya's government, said David Beers, global head of sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's, in a phone interview with MarketWatch. "I think it's fair to say that their motivation to ask for the rating is in keeping with the broader philosophy of recent economic reforms," Beers said. "The rating is useful in terms of helping the country attract more foreign investment." [Market Watch] More
Thursday, 19 March, 2009: Justice and Home Affairs Carm Mifsud Bonnici yesterday launched an impassioned plea in parliament – apparently aimed at the Opposition, but understood to also refer to officials within his own Nationalist Party – to desist from criticising Libya over its questionable handling of the immigration phenomenon. Speaking on the second and final day of the immigration debate, Mifsud Bonnici urged Libya’s detractors to moderate their tone. “It is a mistake to speak out against Libya in this issue,” he said in response to Joseph Muscat’s 20-point action plan, presented in parliament yesterday. “We recognise that immigration is also a problem for Libya, and we are doing our bit by putting pressure on Europe to offer more aid to Libya to help it control its borders.” [Malta Today] More
Thursday, 19 March, 2009: Benghazi, Libya - Garyounès University of Benghazi, 1,050 km east of Tripoli, on Tuesday provided a base for the French show on higher education held by the France embassy to Libya in collaboration with the Libyan general people's committee for Education and Scientific Research. Students from the French department at Garyounès University and French teachers led the show through information on French universities and higher institutions, their specialized fields, conditions for admission and registration formalities. Dr Abdallah Mansouri, principal in charge of Studies and Training at Garyounès University, said such events were aimed at giving Libyan students the opportunity to specialise abroad. [PANA] More
المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (12)

د. محمد بالروين : من مفهوم جماعات المصالح السياسية (2)

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سليم الرقعي : قضية مجزرة بوسليم.. حقوقية أم سياسية!؟

عيسى عبدالقيوم : التحطيب فى شارع عبدالمنعم رياض

Wednesday, 18 March, 2009: TRIPOLI, Libya: In the short time that he has been chairman of the African Union, the Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, has blamed Israel and other foreign forces for the conflict in Darfur, defended Somali pirates for fighting "greedy Western nations" and declared that multiparty democracy is not right for the people of Africa. For Colonel Qaddafi, the moment was a long time coming. After decades of international isolation, the Libyan strongman has achieved his most credible platform yet to promote himself and his unconventional ideas. He was never embraced as the pan-Arab leader he had hoped to become but was instead rejected, at times mocked, for his eccentric style and pronouncements. [IHT] More
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009: Rwandatel is at the centre of attention after the company laid off 120 employees last week. The employees angrily stormed CESTRAR, the trade union of this country's workers, to complain (all of them) that they were unfairly sacked. Some were calling for the head of Rwandatel CEO, Patrick Kariningufu. When Focus talked to Kariningufu he gave a detailed answer: "Laying off the employees has been approved by the board of the company and it is in line with the restructuring process we are undergoing to provide a modern, efficient and competitive service to our clients. "We did not just wake up and decide to sack people." [Focus Media] More
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009: Libya's $70bn sovereign wealth fund is on the lookout for investments in western real estate markets, as Muammer Gaddafi's regime flexes its financial muscle after emerging from its int'l isolation. Unlike many Middle Eastern funds, which are sitting on substantial losses, the Libya Investment Authority was set up only in 2007 and is scouring the globe for opportunities in the downturn. In an interview with the Financial Times in Tripoli, Mohamed Layas, the LIA's chief executive officer, said that after buying, through an affiliate, an office block in London, the fund was looking for more investments in property. "The strategy is that we have to increase our investment in real estate, mainly in commercial buildings, and to invest in portfolios where they concentrate mainly on real estate in different parts of the world, in Europe and the US," he said. [FT] More
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009: Even for the well-travelled Academy of Ancient Music, this was no ordinary performance of Dido & Aeneas. The cellos had cloths safety-pinned under their strings to stop the varnish melting in the African sun. The harpsichord had been impounded by customs and only released at the last minute. And in the middle of Dido’s lament there was a buzz of walkie-talkies as two policemen strolled behind the backdrop – the gaping, golden wreckage of the Roman theatre at Sabratha, Libya – dramatically silhouetted against the sky and sea. As the last note hummed in the stones, it was clear they had a triumph on their hands. Everyone – the 230 passengers on our 10-day “Romans in Africa” cruise for whom the performance had been privately arranged, the Sabratha security guards who had abandoned their gate duties... [Telegraph] More
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009: Benghazi, Libya - Libyan stock market closed its Monday session down by 3.26 or 0.41 per cent at 779.33 points. The total value of transactions reached 17,005 Libyan dinar (1.320 Libyan dinar = US $ 1) focusing on trading of 1,363 shares, spread over 12 financial transactions. The transactions focused on the shares of Sahara Bank, Al-Wihda Bank, Libyan Tra de and Development Bank, Libyan market's brokerage company and Libyan Insurance. Only the security of the Libyan Trade and Development Bank recorded a rise of 1.64% to trade at 13.04 dinar per share. The securities of Al-Wihda Bank, Libyan market's brokerage company and Libyan Insurance recorded fall of 2.27, 5.43 and 0.18% respectively of their total value to successively reach 17.67, 9.58 and 11.33 dinar respectively per share. [PANA] More
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009: Great Wall Motor Company (GWM) has won an overseas government procurement order to supply 3,300 pickups, according to news from GWM's headquarters, located in Baoding, Hebei Province. The vehicles will be loaded onto a vessel in the Tianjin Port and shipped to Libya. In February this year, GWM signed a procurement order for pickups with the Libyan government to supply a total of 3,300 units for over 200 million yuan. The first batch of 1,000 pickups will arrive in the Benghazi Port at the end of this month. The company is stepping up production of the remaining 2,300 units and expects to deliver these vehicles to the Libyan government in June this year. [People] More
فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : الكذب باسم الدين!

فرج بوالعشة : ثقافة الإمبريالية/إمبريالية الثقافة

موسى عبدالكريم : حمدي قنديل في خدمة دكتاتور ليبيا!

Tuesday, 17 March, 2009: March 16 (Bloomberg) -- Libya may exercise its right to buy Verenex Energy Inc., thwarting a proposed C$499 million ($394 million) takeover of the Canadian explorer by China National Petroleum Corp. Libya is considering the acquisition of Calgary-based Verenex for “purely commercial reasons,” Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya’s state-run National Oil Corp., said today in an interview in Vienna. The North African nation, which holds the continent’s largest oil reserves, wants to increase its share of petroleum revenue as the budget is squeezed by oil’s $100 decline from July’s record. Verenex has assets in Libya that are worth “hundreds of millions” of dollars, according to Ghanem. National Oil is a partner of Verenex, and a preemption clause in their contract gives Libya first right of refusal on buying the assets. [Bloomberg] More
Tuesday, 17 March, 2009: Under a tent in Benghazi on August 30, 2008, Silvio Berlusconi bowed symbolically before the son of ‘Umar al-Mukhtar, hero of the Libyan resistance to Italian colonial rule. “It is my duty to express to you, in the name of the Italian people, our regret and apologies for the deep wounds that we have caused you,” said the Italian premier. Eastern Libya was the site of the bulk of the armed resistance to the Italian occupation, which lasted from 1911 to 1943. More than 100,000 Libyans are believed to have died in the counterinsurgency campaign, many in desert prison camps and in southern Italian penal colonies. Inside the tent, Berlusconi and Libyan leader Mu‘ammar al-Qaddafi signed a historic agreement according to which Italy will pay $5 billion over the next 20 years, nominally to compensate Libya for these “deep wounds.” [Merip] More
Tuesday, 17 March, 2009: NIAMEY (AFP) - Deposed Mauritanian president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi must "accept a fait accompli," Libyan leader and AU head Moamer Kadhafi said here, following a mediation trip to Mauritania. "The military will not permit him from regaining his post..so he must accept a fait accompli," Kadhafi said at a banquet at the presidential palace in Niamey late Saturday. Recounting a conversation he held with Mauritania's ex-leader and first democratically elected president, Kadhafi added: "He told me, 'I was the elected president. If they want to restore power to me, OK. If not, I will stay in my village.' "He well knows that (restoring power) is impossible, so he will remain in his village," Kadhafi added. [AFP] More
Tuesday, 17 March, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI - As of yesterday the ancient Mediterranean city of Sabratha, about 100km west of Tripoli, have their Roman Museum and nearby Punic Museum again. Built by Italians between 1930 and 1934 and designed by Italian architect Vincifori, the Roman Museum has miraculously remained intact although marked by damages inflicted by time and abandonment. Restoration, sponsored by ENI and the Gaddafi International Foundation for Charitable Associations, have brought this rationalist building back to its original splendour. ''We have used a philological approach to perform a conservative restoration based on the original designs, which are kept in the archives of the Red Castle of Tripoli today,'' ... [ANSAmed] More
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المؤتمر الليبي للأمازيغية : بريد الأمازيغية    قورينا : اليابان دون معجزة    السلفيوم : أهل البيضاء الأوفياء.. لمسة وفاء تناديكم

محمد عبدالسلام محمد : غيداء التواتي.. صحفية ومدونة أم مريضة نفسية؟

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان صحفي حول الإفراج عن المناضل جمال الحاجي

Monday, 16 March, 2009: Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi did the right thing five years ago in deciding to end Libya’s illicit nuclear and chemical weapons programs. Since then, he and his aides have not stopped complaining that they did not get a big enough payoff. Last week, Libyan officials told our colleague Michael Slackman that Washington had failed to deliver on promises of conventional weapons sales, civilian nuclear cooperation and help in destroying chemical weapons. They also expressed hurt that the State Department continues to catalog Libyan human rights abuses. Those complaints are particularly outrageous and offensive to the victims of past Libyan terrorism and to those still suffocating under the colonel’s arbitrary rule, which includes routine torture, disappearances and a ban on all political party activity. [New York Times] More
Monday, 16 March, 2009: The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and the Libyan Stock Market have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote dual listing of companies and increase cooperation between the two exchanges. Under the deal, the ADX will provide consultancy and training services to the Libyan Stock Market. The two exchanges also agreed to share trading data and information about listed securities, facilitate the trading of securities listed on both exchanges and facilitate the dual listing of companies.The Libyan Ambassador to the UAE Mohammed Al Buaishi was also present at the signing ceremony.“Co-operation and co-ordination with other exchanges is very important in the early stages of development. [Khaleej Times] More
فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : التشنيع بالخصوم "الخوارج"!

فتحي العريبي : قطط تـُهزم .. وأخرى تسود

طارق القزيري : الأزمة وفيلدرز عناوين الكاريكاتير الهولندي 2008

الجزيرة : مذكرة اعتقال البشير وجوانبها القانونية والسياسية ـ د. الهادي شلوف

رمضان جربوع : بنغازي العصيّة "افتراضا"     رجب الشلطامي : أسماء في الذاكرة

Sunday, 15 March, 2009: VIENNA - (Dow Jones) - Libya will invest $10 billion to $12 billion in its oil industry this year, exceeding its total investment from last year, Head of Libyan National Oil Co. Shokri Ghanem said Saturday. "We are expecting that our investment in the oil sector would reach between $10 billion to $12 billion in 2009. That figure is above the figure of 2008," Ghanem said. Ghanem also estimated that the oil market currently has a surplus of 1 million barrels a day of crude oil production. Libya's contribution to OPEC's production cuts agreed late in 2008 hasn't hurt the country's oil reserves, Ghanem said. "The cut that OPEC asked Libya to implement has not affected our oil fields and reserves," he said. [Dow Jones] More
Sunday, 15 March, 2009: Tripoli - Dressed in a traditional Libyan brown cap and cloak punctuated by a broach in the shape of the African continent, Moamer Gaddafi looked completely in his element rushing from one conflict-beset African country to the next last week. On Friday, Libya's 66-year-old 'Brother Leader' triumphantly returned to the Niger capital, Niamey, with six hostages whose release he had just secured from the rebel Movement of the Niger People for Justice. Niger's President Mamdou Tandja had asked Gaddafi to intercede to break a stalemate that had dragged on since the hostages were captured in June 2007. [M&C] More
Sunday, 15 March, 2009: (ANSAmed) - "It is important to strengthen maritime checks and patrols and to this end there is the need of more cooperation with Libya. The Italian government is doing everything in its power to make sure Libya demonstrates more constructive behaviour; we, for our part are in favour of negotiations with Tripoli so that the number of arrivals goes down". These were the words of the European Commissioner for Justice and Civil Liberties, Jacques Barrot, during a meeting with representatives from Lampedusàs municipal administration. The commissioner stressed more than once that his role "is not to substitute that of the Italian authorities, but to ensure that Italian policy is not in contrast with European immigration precepts". [ANSAmed] More
Sunday, 15 March, 2009: NOUAKCHOTT (AFP) – Mauritania's deposed president Saturday slammed Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, the current head of the African Union, for legitimising a military junta which ousted him seven months ago. "The president cannot but express his deep disappointment and his profound bitterness," Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi said in a statement, read out by his spokesman to reporters. Kadhafi's mediation was effectively a "de facto recognition of the putsch ... and the total application of the junta's agenda." Kadhafi, who wrapped up a mediation visit to Mauritania on Thursday, said he backed lifting AU sanctions imposed on Mauritania's junta. "I have assured myself that the military authorities are determined to organise presidential elections on June 6, so this file is closed from now on," Kadhafi told reporters. [AFP] More
Sunday, 15 March, 2009: NEW YORK - Crude oil rose more than $4 a barrel, the biggest gain in three weeks, before OPEC meets this weekend to consider a fourth production reduction. The global oil market is oversupplied and OPEC will cut output if needed, Shokri Ghanem, who chairs Libya's state-run National Oil Corp., said yesterday. Other ministers have called for the group to halt reductions. Crude oil for April delivery rose $4.70 to settle at $47.03 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the biggest gain since Feb. 19. Prices are up 5.4 percent so far this year. Futures fell or rose by 4 percent or more on 24 trading days since the beginning of the year, compared with three days in the same period last year, according to data complied by Bloomberg. [Boston] More
محمد بن احميدة : بيان بشان اطلاق سراح المناضل جمال الحاجي

سالم بن عمار : الولاء بين الإسلام والمعارضة السياسية

عبدالله الشبلي : من حكايا التيار الإسلامى (7)

ناجي الفيتوري : غـُضّ الطرف .. إنك من ليبيا!

ميلاد عبدالهادي الورفلي : أشرفنا على السبعين بان رحيله

الهاشمي البلعزي : زعماء العرب وصناعة الكذب

Saturday, 14 March, 2009: Political parties in Mauritania have failed to sign a framework agreement for peace, after Libya's leader was accused of bias in his attempts at mediation. Opposition politicians walked out on a speech to parliament by Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan president and chairman of the African Union (AU), on Wednesday, saying that he was siding with the military rulers. Gaddafi is attempting to resolve the political crisis initiated by a military coup in August, and had met with both sides, urging them to look to the future rather than the past in the speech. [Aljazeera] More
Saturday, 14 March, 2009: US-based consultant Hill International has said it plans to move up to 40 extra staff to Libya to work on projects it has won in the booming market there. William Brubaker, Hill International’s senior vice president and North Africa regional manager, told iCON the company would this month increase its existing complement of 108 staff in Libya by “30 to 40” and that they would come from a range of disciplines. A claims and project consultancy with global reach, Hill International has had some success in capturing a share of the billions of oil dollars Libya is anxious to spend upgrading its neglected infrastructure and housing stock and developing its tourism offering. Last year Hill won around US$42 million of project management and consulting work on the US$2 billion expansion of Al Fateh University in Tripoli. [CIOB International] More
Saturday, 14 March, 2009: The Information Technology Centre (www.itc.ly), part of the General Telecom Authority, has announced that the implementation of the postal or ZIP codes project is progressing on schedule. In an exclusive interview with The Tripoli Post, engineer Fuad Ben Fadil, head of the Information Technology Department, which is charged with implementing the post code project, revealed that teams of trained Libyan staff are well on their way to mapping all of Libya. Moreover, he was keen to stress that it is 'a Libyan project implemented by Libyan workforce’ "Al anwana al bareediya", as the post code is called in Arabic, has even got a website of its own - www.tarabot.ly, meaning interconnection or linkage. The project started in October 2008 with a budget of LD14.8 million and is expected to take 24 months to complete. [Tripoli Post] More
Saturday, 14 March, 2009: Libya's UN charge d'affaires Mr. Ibrahim Dabbashi, voiced concern on Tuesday over selective targeting when it comes to nuclear non-proliferation. Stressing the need to find a peaceful solution, he suggested direct negotiations with Iran would be the best way to accomplish this goal. Dabbashi, who was also the UN Security Council President but spoke in his national capacity, stressed the need for intensified international efforts to find a peaceful solution to the question of Iran's nuclear program through diplomatic efforts and consultations. But he also deplored what he called double standard on the part of some Western powers when it comes to the issue of nuclear proliferation. [Tripoli Post] More
Saturday, 14 March, 2009: Malta has offered participation by AFM personnel should joint patrols against illegal immigration be started between Italy and Libya, Foreign Minister Tonio Borg said today. Speaking in Rome after a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, he said that the patrols are expected to start in May. They would be useful to Malta, he said, because the patrols would be carried out within Libyan territorial waters which was different from rescuing migrants in distress in international waters. Dr Borg said the issue of illegal migration is also expected to be discussed in Tripoli by Home Affairs Minister Carm Mifsud Bonnici and he too expectedc to have a meeting with the Libyan Foreign Minister. Dr Borg is accompanying President Fenech Adami who today met Italian President Georgio Napolitano. [Times Of Malta] More
Saturday, 14 March, 2009: In a speech given Tuesday in Mauritania, the Libyan leader Mouammar [al-Kadhafi] affirmed the universality of Islam claiming that the Bible had been falsified with verses referring to Prophet Ahmad removed. He indicated that the Koran showed that there were no differences between Islam and Moses and his closest followers because they were Moslems. “If they had lived during the era of Mohamed, they would have believed in him. Likewise, there is no problem with Jesus and the other prophets, all of them being Moslems and Mohamed the seal of the prophets," Kadhafi said. He said the discord was “between us and those who refused to follow Mohamed who is the messenger of the Jews, Christians and the entire mankind”. He also condemned colonialism for Christianity: “The young children have been fooled in the colonial schools and embraced Christianity without their parents knowing and without any conviction, the movement of Christian evangelisation in Africa having served as a prelude to colonisation and having developed under the colonial protection.” [Afrik] More
Saturday, 14 March, 2009: Marriott International Marks 25th Anniversary of its JW Marriott Brand by Announcing 3 Hotels 150-room JW Marriott Hotel Cuzco, Peru (opening in 2010) - 370-room JW Marriott Hotel Tripoli, Libya (opening in 2011) - 371-room JW Marriott Coco Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Rico (opening in 2011) [Hotel News Resource] More
إذاعة هولندا : الافراج عن الحاجّي اشارة انفتاح أم رضوخ للضغط؟     طارق القزيري : الحاجّي يدعو للتحقيق..

سليم الرقعي : القذافي والإنقلابات في موريتانيا!؟

Forbes : The U.N.'s Year Of Libya

حسام الوحيشي : ذهن قولي وعقل فهمك

عيسى بنقا : 12 مارس .. عيد ميلاد الرجل الطيب

د. محمد بالروين : من مفهوم جماعات المصالح السياسية (1)

Friday, 13 March, 2009: VIENNA, March 12 (Reuters) - Libya's top OPEC official said on Thursday that oil markets remained oversupplied and the OPEC nation would go along with another output cut by the producer group if needed. "If there is a need for a cut, we will go along with it," Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, told reporters upon arriving in Vienna ahead of OPEC's meeting on March 15. Ghanem said that while oil markets remained oversupplied, the producer group should first focus on complying with deep output cuts agreed last year as part of efforts to balance the market and support falling crude prices. "We have to talk first about compliance. We have to get compliance as good as possible." [Reuters] More
Friday, 13 March, 2009: NOUAKCHOTT (AFP) — African Union chairman Moamer Kadhafi backed lifting AU sanctions imposed on Mauritania's military junta Thursday as he wrapped up a three-day mediation effort. "I have assured myself that the military authorities are determined to organise presidential elections on June 6, so this file is closed from now on," Kadhafi told reporters in a reference to sanctions before leaving Nouakchott. "The problem is over, the case is closed, because what is needed is the return to civil life," the Libyan leader said. Political progress in Mauritania has been deadlocked since the military seized power in an August 6 coup that deposed the country's first democratically elected president, Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi. [AFP] More
Friday, 13 March, 2009: ROME, March 12 (Reuters) - Libya is examining whether to buy Enel (ENEI.MI) shares on the market as the Italian power utility plans a rights issue of up to 8 billion euros, Libya's envoy to Italy told the Financial Times. "We will look at it (the rights issue). It could be interesting," Libyan Ambassador Hafed Gaddur was quoted by the newspaper as saying. [Reuters] More
Friday, 13 March, 2009: TRIPOLI, Libya, Mar 11, 2009 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Libyan officials criticized the United States for its apparent lack of follow-through on incentives offered for the shutdown of its nuclear weapons program. Officials in Tripoli told The New York Times that the slow response by the United States could undermine the Obama administration's efforts to convince other nations to halt their development of weapons of mass destruction. "We gave some devices, some centrifuges, for example for America, but what do you give us? Nothing," complained Libya's Ambassador to the United Nations Abdelrahman Shalgham. "That's why we think North Korea and Iran are hesitating now to have a breakthrough regarding their projects." [Market Watch] More
Friday, 13 March, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's plan to hand out his country's oil revenues directly to its citizens was dealt a blow last week at the General People's Congress (the Libyan parliament). Only 64 out of 468 representatives supported the Libyan leader's plan, while 251 others voted "yes in principle" but demanded additional time to implement the program. The plan, proposed by Gaddafi last year, will be postponed at this stage by several months. The residents were slated to receive some $32 billion altogether. The Libyan leader said in the past that the plan was needed to avoid the corruption phenomena in the Libyan governmental bodies in charge of distributing the revenues. The plan was slated to begin this year and focus on the one million poorest residents of the North African country, whose population includes some five million people. [Ynet News] More
Friday, 13 March, 2009: BISSAU, March 12 (Reuters) - African Union chief Muammar Gaddafi of Libya flew to crisis-hit Guinea-Bissau on Thursday and said polls to elect a successor to the assassinated president may need to be delayed. Soldiers killed President Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira on March 2, in a revenge attack hours after an explosion killed his bitter rival General Batista Tagme Na Wai, the armed forces chief of the tiny, unstable West African country. National Assembly Speaker Raimundo Pereira was sworn in last week to head an interim administration charged under the constitution with organising presidential elections... [Reuters] More
Friday, 13 March, 2009: In the first conference of its kind in the Maghreb, human rights activists and NGO members recently gathered in Libya to launch an action plan to help disabled women reintegrate into society without discrimination or obstacles. The Libyan Waatasemu Charity Association, in cooperation with General League of Disabled People in Libya, organised the three-day conference in Tripoli on Friday (March 6th) to discuss the challenges facing women with disabilities and the day-to-day life disabled women lead. "The rise of unemployment rates, low salaries, difficulty of accessing medical care, scarcity of education opportunities, lack of services and programmes targeting disabled women, and rising danger of exposure to different forms of physical, psychological and sexual violations, are all challenges that disabled Maghreb women have to face," said Bassam Aisha, a Libyan expert in humanitarian issues. [Magharebia] More
Friday, 13 March, 2009: The Libyan Embassy in Accra has donated assorted items including bags of rice, biscuits, cooking oil and flour to Gadhafi Babies, a divisional football club based in Tinkong, Akuapim. Coach of the team, Alhaji Mohammed Muftao, who disclosed this to DAILY GUIDE SPORTS, thanked the Libyan Leader, Muhamar Gadhafi, and officials of the embassy for the kind gesture. “The Libyan Leader is our life patron and we thank him very much. We also wish to thank Mr. Ali Kurwat, and Mr Mohammed, both of the Libyan Consulate in Accra.” He called on corporate bodies to emulate the gesture of the Libyan Embassy.[Daily Guide Ghana]More
الصياد : نزلني يا حسن     أويا : تدخلات‮ "‬سيف الإسلام‮ " ‬أذابت مختنقات الحوار ووفرت الثقة

العاملون بصحيفة أويا : ورقة من العاملين بصحيفة أويا

التجمع الجمهوري : بيان صحفي : لا دِيَّة في شهيد

محمد قدري الخوجة : ما لكم كيف تحكمون!!

Thursday, 12 March, 2009: Libyan head of state Moammar Gadhafi is in Mauritania, where he opened multi-lateral talks aimed at resolving the months-old political crisis there. In his capacity as current head of the African Union, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has opened talks in Mauritania with representatives of the deposed president and the armed forces leader that seized power last August in a bloodless coup. [VOA] More
Thursday, 12 March, 2009: DAKAR, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi on Tuesday joined Mauritanian officials and 2,000 guests invited from all parts of the world in the celebration of Mawlid, which commemorates the Prophet Mohammed's birthday. According to information from Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, Ghaddafi led the first El Jamiaa in the religious celebration in the city's Olympic Stadium, in the presence of General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, president of the High Council of State; Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, former head of state; and 2,000 guests invited from all parts of the world. [Xinhuanet] More
Thursday, 12 March, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) — Libya has freed 136 members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an Islamist group close to Al-Qaeda, in the past two years, the Kadhafi Foundation headed by the son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi said on Wednesday. "Since the start of the dialogue two years ago, 136 members of the group have been freed," said the foundation headed by Seif al-Islam Kadhafi. "Work is continuing to release another group among the 170 remaining members," it added. The Foundation in April last year had announced the freeing of 90 members of the group who had been held in the Abu Salim prison in Tripoli. [AFP] More
Thursday, 12 March, 2009: Verenex Energy Inc., Calgary, being acquired by CNPC International Ltd., is temporarily reducing the pace of its exploration program in Libya 40% from the original 2009 budget adopted in October 2008. Verenex, 50-50 partner with Medco International Ventures Ltd. in Area 47 in the Ghadames basin, also said its K1-47/02 exploration well had strong gas shows and found extensive fracturing in the Silurian Basal Tanezzuft hot shale, which represents a potential oil and gas resource play in its own right. [OGJ] More
Thursday, 12 March, 2009: Serbia has blocked a large weapons sale to Libya because of fears it involves a company that is blacklisted by the United Nations for breaking an arms embargo, Serbia's economy minister said Wednesday. Mladjan Dinkic said the Balkan country's secret service has stopped the sale of small arms and ammunition produced by two state-owned Serbian weapons factories that was worth about $50 million. He said this was done because of suspicions that the deal was made through a Seychelles-based company that has been blacklisted by the U.N. for breaking an arms embargo imposed on Liberia... [ETaiwan News] More
Thursday, 12 March, 2009: MOSCOW, March 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will build Molniya class missile boats for Libya under a new contract, a source in the defense industry said on Wednesday. Russian media reported on Tuesday that Libya had signed with Russia a contract worth up to an estimated $200 million to buy three missile boats. "The order was placed with the Vympel shipbuilding yard in Rybinsk [in central Russia]. It involves at least three units worth up to $200 million," the source said. Russian-Libyan military cooperation was unfrozen when then-President Vladimir Putin visited Tripoli last April, with relations further strengthened by Muammar Gaddafi's subsequent visit to Moscow. During Putin's visit, the two countries signed a deal to write off $4.6 billion of Libya's debt in exchange for a host of new deals, including $2 billion in arms agreements. [RIA Novosti] More
Thursday, 12 March, 2009: Libya (MNN) ― International Christian Concern (ICC), a Christian human rights group, says it has learned that Libyan intelligence officials have detained and tortured four Christians for converting from Islam, adding that the Christians have been imprisoned for the past seven weeks in Tripoli, Libya's capital. A spokesperson for ICC told ANS, "Libya's External Security Organization is believed to be behind the detention and torture of the Christians, according to our sources. The security agents have barred the families from visiting the detained converts and are putting severe physical and psychological pressure on the Christians in order to force them to reveal the names of other converts. [MNN] More
Thursday, 12 March, 2009: 209 (102 males and 107 females) houbara bustards have been released in Libya. The bustards had been produced in captivity in 2008 at the Emirates Center for Wildlife Propagation, in Missour, Morocco. H.E. Mohammed Al Bowardi, Deputy Chairman of the International Fund for Houbara Conservation, said that the Houbara release is part of the UAE efforts to protect the Asiatic Houbara and to increase its declining population in its geographic distribution in Asia and North Africa. The Houbara is under threat due to the destruction of its wintering and breeding habitat, over-trapping, over-hunting and illegal trade. [Wild Life] More
الشرق الأوسط : ليبيا تطلق سجينين سياسيين..     هيومن رايتس ووتش : إطلاق سراح سجينين سياسيين..

الشارف الغرياني المحامي : حتى انت يا حمدي قنديل

الرابطة الليبية : المرأة الليبية فى اليوم العالمى للمرأة..

مجاهد البوسيفي : فصل في ليل عربي طويل

فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : الكرامات والخرافات والمصادفات

Ghoma : On Darwin's 200th Anniversary...? (2)

Wednesday, 11 March, 2009: (AP) - A human rights group says Libya has released two political prisoners in another signal that the North African country is willing to change its policies. Human Rights Watch says the two men, Jamal al-Haji and Faraj Humaid, were released Tuesday. They were sentenced in 2007 after planning a peaceful demonstration to commemorate the deaths of protesters who died during clashes with police. Al-Haji, who also has Danish citizenship, had been sentenced to 12 years in prison and Humaid to 15 years.[AP]More
Wednesday, 11 March, 2009: Tripoli - When Libya gave up its nuclear and chemical weapons programs in late 2003, President George W. Bush pointed to the decision as a victory in Washington’s so-called war on terror and as a potential model for pressing Iran and North Korea to give up their weapons programs, too. But now Libyan officials say they are dissatisfied with the way the deal worked out, insisting that the United States has done too little to reward Libya’s concessions. Officials here say they believe that Libya’s limited payoff undermines the credibility of the United States as it presses other nations to abandon weapons programs. [NYTimes] More
Wednesday, 11 March, 2009: Nicosia: Libya's National Oil Corp said it signed an accord with a unit of Dubai's Al Ghurair Group to invest $2 billion (Dh7.34 billion) in upgrading the north African nation's biggest oil refinery. National Oil and Al Ghurair agreed to form a joint venture called the Libyan Emirati Refining Co, or Lerco, which will own, operate and upgrade the 220,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Ras Lanuf, the Libyan company said on its website. The venture will have a starting capital of $350 million. "Lerco will boost the production capacity of Ras Lanuf, improve the specification of the products, increase the output of light distillates that are increasingly in demand and reduce the production of heavy fuels," National Oil said. [Gulf News] More
جليانا : مؤتمر الـتـعب العام     الإجدابي : كرّهونا في ليبيا..!     الإجدابي : نريدها مملكة

Tuesday, 10 March, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is in Mauritania on a mission to resolve that country's political crisis. Military leader General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz welcomed Mr. Gaddafi to Mauritania will full honors at the airport before private talks Monday evening at Nouakchott's palace. On Tuesday, the Libyan leader presides over a huge outdoor prayer service marking the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed. It is an occasion he has used to bring rivals together in the past including deals to reconcile Tuareg rebels with the governments of Niger and Mali. The new head of the AU is hoping to repeat that in Mauritania. [VOA] More
Tuesday, 10 March, 2009: KATHMANDU, March 9: At a time when the key labor destinations are cutting demand for workers amid the deepening global financial crisis, Libya has emerged as an encouraging destination for Nepalis who want to work in its infrastructure sector. In an attempt to explore new labor destinations for ever increasing number of unemployed youths, Nepal had on Feb 11 proposed to the North African nation to send more Nepali workers and offered to sign an MoU on manpower. “WON -- a Korean Construction Company has already forwarded demand for more than 2,000 Nepali workers to work in multibillion-dollar- infrastructure projects in Libya,” said Som Lal Bataju, vice-president of Nepal Association of Foreign Employment. [Republica] More
Tuesday, 10 March, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Tripoli - The names of the new ministers of the General Peoplés Congress have been announced in Libya, as part of the annual week of proceedings at the Libyan Parliament, which have been taking place in Sirte since March 1. The new Foreign Minister is Mussa Kussa, former head of the Libyan secret services for fifteen years. He replaces Abdulrahman Shalgam who has been in charge for 8 years and will now represent Libya at the United Nations. Six of the fifteen cabinet members have changed, and the new executive is composed as follows: Al-Baghdadi al Mahmudi, Secretary to the General Peoplés Congress; Mahmoud Mohammed Hijazi, Minister of Health and Development; Abdul Hafidh Zlitni (Planning and Finances); Mohammed Huwaji (Industry, Economy and Trade; Maatouq M. Maatouq (Public utilities); Ibrahim Sharif (Social Affairs); Mustafa Abdul Jalil (Justice); Abdul Fatah Younis (Public Security); Abdul Kabir Fakhri (Education and Research); Mohamed Ali Zidan (Transport), Aboubaker Al-Mansouri (Agriculture, Animals and Marine Resources); Ali Hessnawi (Treasury); Bashir Ali Zimbil (National Planning). [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 10 March, 2009: UEFA European Futsal Championship hosts Hungary continued their preparations for next January's finals with a maiden trip to Africa for a three-team tournament in Libya last week. Coach Mihály Kozma took a mixture of established players and new prospects to the Shultat Shaab Cup, which also included Albania, whose European campaign ended in last month's preliminary round. In the opening game Hungary took on reigning African and Arab champions Libya, who took part in the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup finals, holding Uruguay to a draw and only narrowly losing to Spain, the Czech Republic and Iran. Goals from Péter Sivák and Gábor Nagy ensured Hungary earned a 2-2 draw, ending Libya's run of eight straight wins. [UEFA] More
رمضان جربوع : اقتصاد الربع والثلاث أرباع

علي الخليفي : زغروده في وذن قواد

قورينا : ثقافة المحظوظين‮ .. ‬والذكاء المفحّج

المحمودي : بيان بطلان إدعاء المنهجية العلمية عند (حكيم) (11)

أنور الدلال : حسن الأمين الذي عرفته .. شهادة لله وللتاريخ

د. محمد المقريف : ليبيا من الشرعية الدستورية الى الشرعية الثورية (1)

إيلاف : وزير للخارجية في ليبيا مناسب لتحديّات الإنفتاح على الغرب

Monday, 9 March, 2009: Geneva (AFP) - Libya will lodge a complaint against Geneva authorities over the arrest of one of the sons of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi last July, Swiss news agency ATS reported Sunday. "The Libyan state, Hannibal Kadhafi and his wife will lodge a complaint at the tribunal in Geneva," Charles Poncet, the lawyer acting on behalf of Tripoli, told ATS. Poncet said the case would be lodged in the next 15 days, without giving further details. Hannibal Kadhafi and his wife were arrested in a Geneva hotel in July after two of their domestic staff claimed they had abused them. Hannibal Kadhafi was eventually released and the complaint was dropped. A lawyer for the domestic workers said they had received compensation. [AFP] More
Monday, 9 March, 2009: Colombo, 9 March, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka has formally decided to open up an Embassy in Libya. Recently, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the decision to open up a Sri Lanka Embassy in Libya. When Asian Tribune contacted Hussein Bhaila, Deputy Minister of Foreign Minister, he said that the Government has already approved the opening up of a mission in Libya and shortly the Foreign Ministry will be opening up it soon. He said that at present they have logistic problems such as getting a place to start a mission in Tripoli. It was recalled that when a Libyan Government delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Mathoon M. Mathoon, arrived in Sri Lanka last year and met President Mahinda Rajapakse in Colombo, amongst the other things he assured that Libya will find suitable building to house the new SriLanka embassy.[AsianTribune]More
تعازي إلى آل الرياني    تعازي إلى آل الشلحي

كل عام وأنتم بخير بمناسبة الميلود

فتحي العريبي : هضا قنديل وقنديل

محمود جبريل الحاسي : مقاربات

مؤسسة القذافي : بيان للمؤسسة تنفي فيه تصريح حول إعادة تكوين واختيار اللجنة الشعبية العامة

طارق القزيري : الوزارة بمعيار الربح والخسارة

الإجدابي : كوسا .. في المطبخ الأمريكي

فرج بوالعشة : الثقافة والإمبريالية : العلاقة العلائقية!!

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : يا دار يا منسية!!

Sunday, 8 March, 2009: TRIPOLI, March 7 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has held talks with Mauritania's ousted president, and state media suggested on Saturday the African Union chairman recognised him as head of state despite last year's coup. Libya's state news agency Jana described Mauritania's ousted leader Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi as "the president". The overthrow last August of Mauritania's first democratically elected ruler caused donors to cut aid and cooperation. [Reuters] More
Sunday, 8 March, 2009: Syrte - The General Congress of the People (CGP), the highest legislative body of Libya, has ended its annual ordinary session on Wednesday with the promulgation of several decisions likely to consolidate the power of the people and direct popular democracy. In this framework, the CGP determined the sectors managed by general popular committees (ministries), would be health, environment, education, scientific research, planning, finance, industry, economy, trade, services, agriculture, animal and maritime resources, social affairs, justice, public security, external relations and int'l cooperation and transport. On external relations and international cooperation, the CGP decided that it would be managed by a committee... [PANA] More
Sunday, 8 March, 2009: TRIPOLI - Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi has said the international arrest warrant for Sudan’s President Omar al-Beshir constitutes a grave precedent in a telephone call with UN chief Ban Ki-moon, the official Jana news agency reported on Saturday. The International Criminal Court (ICC) warrant ‘is a grave precedent against the independence of less powerful states, their sovereignty and their political choices,’ Kadhafi was quoted as telling Ban. Khartoum announced it would expel 13 aid agencies after the ICC on Wednesday issued the warrant for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, western Sudan. Kadhafi, the current African Union chief, called the ICC move ‘selective,’ and said the court, based in The Hague, was ‘employing a policy of double standards in targeting African and third-world states.’ [Khaleej Times] More
Sunday, 8 March, 2009: Libya urged four major oil companies operating on Libyan soil including Conoco- Phillips, Hess Corp., Marathon Oil Corp and Wintershall AG to agree to lower their share of production from the Waha oil venture. A statement issued by the Libya National Oil Corp. (NOC) said Libya is working to convince these oil companies which are "stalling" to sign revised contracts, to come to terms with Libyan demands. One reason behind the change in Libyan oil policy is the instability of oil prices as indicated with drastic fall of oil prices and the fall of the value of the Dollar. The statement posted on NOC's web site said the National Oil and Gas Affairs Council agreed during a Feb. 28 meeting to "continue discussions with the oil companies that are still stalling in agreeing to contractual revisions put forward by the NOC." [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 8 March, 2009: In what could be the beginning of a favourable development for Malta’s immigration woes, European Justice, Freedom and Security Commissioner Jacques Barrot this week called for Frontex patrols to be brought closer to Libyan shores. The call comes just a week before the Commissioner responsible for migration pays a visit to Malta, during which he is to ‘see for himself’ the conditions at Malta’s detention centres and how Malta is coping with its ever-rising rising tide of asylum seekers. Speaking during a meeting with Frontex officials at the agency’s headquarters in Poland this week, Barrot remarked how situating Frontex patrols closer to African shores could help prevent illegal migrants starting life-threatening voyages across the Mediterranean. Barrot also observed how would-be migrants setting off to cross the Mediterranean stand a 50 per cent chance of drowning – effectively meaning that, according to the Commissioner’s calculations, for every asylum seeker being safely landed in Malta another perishes at sea. [Independent] More
Sunday, 8 March, 2009: UNITED NATIONS, March 6 (KUNA) -- Libya's UN envoy Ibrahim Dabbashi is scheduled to brief the Security Council later today on the Arab League-African Union (AL-AU) decision to send a delegation to New York in mid March to try once again to convince council members to suspend the International arrest warrent against Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir for war crimes in Darfur, a council diplomat said on Friday. The AL-AU delegation will not be here before March 16, the diplomat told KUNA... [KUNA] More
ميدل ايست اونلاين : الشامس : حوار السلطات الليبية مع الإسلاميين مدخل للانفتاح السياسي

سالم محمد : إلى حبيبتي "بشرى الهوارية"

شذى : رسالة إلى الزعيم القذافي

Dr. Ali al-Tarhouni : A Letter To The Community

الحياة : سيف الإسلام القذافي غير راض عن التعديل الوزاري

السيدة ستار : شـُعلة .. هل ستنطفيء!!

Saturday, 7 March, 2009: The United States is ready to consider sales of military equipment to Libya, a country that only a few years ago was shunned by the U.S. for its ties to terrorism, Reuters reported Friday. The equipment could include transport aircraft and systems for coastal and border security in areas of mutual interest, Reuters reported, quoting U.S. Army spokeswoman Lt. Col. Elizabeth Hibner. Current U.S. policy forbids the sale of anything other than “non-lethal” defense equipment and services. The two countries sealed a historic diplomatic turnaround last year - after decades of allegations and insults - when then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice paid a landmark visit to Libya’s mercurial leader Col. Qaddafi in Tripoli. [FOX] More
Saturday, 7 March, 2009: Libya's African Affairs Minister Abdul Salam al-Tereyki has told reporters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum that the members of the African Union (AU) would withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague if it issues an arrest warrant against Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir. Mr al-Tereyki is also the AU envoy for Sudan. However, the newspaper Sudan Tribune also reports that "Last month the head of the State Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC, Liechtenstein's Christian Wenaweser, said he was not aware of any move by African countries to revoke their membership at the ICC." [Radio Netherlands] More
Saturday, 7 March, 2009: Nouakchott (Reuters) - Mauritania's ousted president returned to the capital on Friday and addressed supporters there for the first time since he was overthrown in a coup last year. President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, the country's first democratically elected ruler, was due to fly to Libya to meet leader Muammar Gaddafi, currently the African Union's president, Abdallahi's party said. Donors cut aid and cooperation after the coup in August. The African Union suspended Mauritania and imposed sanctions on those linked to the junta that controls the iron-rich nation which straddles black and Arab Africa.[Reuters]More
Saturday, 7 March, 2009: The Bulgarian medics and the Palestinian doctor, who were jailed in Libya for over eight years, insist on more active efforts on the part of Bulgarian institutions to help them clear their names. The medics organized Friday a conference in the capital Sofia under the motto "Human Rights - the Bulgarian Experience." The medics appealed to the Bulgarian authorities to put an end to their "silent diplomacy" politics and support the medics in getting their death penalty, which they say is still effective in Libya, revoked, and prosecute Libyans, who were the reason for their eight and a half-year-long suffering in jail. [Novinite] More
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عمر العقاد : دراسة تحليلية للحكومة الجديده وآمال الليبيين

فتحي العريبي : وفاة الصحفية الليبية سعاد بوشيبة

فوزي عبدالحميد / المحامي : دستور في وجود القذافي "دفنقي"

محمد قدري الخوجة : من أخلاقيات دعاة المعارضة

عيسى عبدالقيوم : خمسه حكاوي (7)

إيلاف : الانترنت في ليبيا..الجميع يتمرّد على الحجب و الرقابة مُستمرّة

Friday, 6 March, 2009: Libya named a football stadium in honour of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Thursday. The stadium, in the second city of Benghazi, was opened by Mohamed Gadafi, son of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Representatives from the Libya Football Federation also to attended. The two countries are building closer ties and President Gaddafi is scheduled to meet Chavez. [BBC] More
Friday, 6 March, 2009: KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 (Bernama) -- Libya which celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the people's authority on Tuesday, hopes its ties with Malaysia will remain strong. Libyan charge de affairs here, Mohamed A.A. Alnfati, told Bernama this during the celebration. He also hoped that there would be progress especially in business, tourism and expertise exchange. In terms of bilateral trade, Libya would try to enhance it because the present figures were still small, he said. Besides, he said, Libya would also like to learn Malaysian experiences in technology and development. He said Libyan students were also drawn to the higher learning institutions in Malaysia because of their quality and standing. [Bernama] More
Friday, 6 March, 2009: ROME, March 5 (UPI) -- Italian police Thursday arrested 13 people for allegedly operating a human smuggling ring, officials said. ANSA reported that police described the ring as "multiethnic and very dangerous." The suspects allegedly referred to the immigrants they smuggled from Libya to Italy as "tuna fish," "crates of tomatoes," or if they were minors, "school satchels." Suspects were arrested in several cities. The Italian news service said the alleged gang was largely made up of Sudanese members but also included a Tunisian, a Ugandan, an Iraqi, an Eritrean and a Moroccan woman. [UPI] More
Friday, 6 March, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MARCH 4 - Maintaining a true welfare state and postponing the distribution of oil revenues is the will of the Libyan people, expressed through "direct democracy" at the General Peoplés Congress meeting in Sirt over the past three days. They have asked for "patience in implementing a plan to distribute revenue", at least until a complete and precise database of all Libyan citizens is created - including family composition, financial state, and need. The decision has therefore been made, with 251 Basic Peoplés Congresses of the 468 Libyan Shabia (municipalities) having approved the direct distribution of oil revenue. However, they also postponed implementing the programme to a later date, or at least until "special measures" able to carry out the programme are developed. While these measures are being studied, the government must continue to provide basic services, according to what was decided upon in the 38 comments which were later passed into law in the Libyan Parliament, ensuring education,health,public safety,energy... [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 6 March, 2009: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya appears set to take a tougher stand with the West after the intelligence chief was named as foreign minister and reform-minded ministers were sacked in a reshuffle, a source close to top officials said. But the OPEC member still wants to avoid a return to the era of isolation before leader Muammar Gaddafi's decision to scrap weapons of mass destruction prrogrammes in 2003. "Libya wants to push for a trial for those British government intelligence operatives involved in an attempt to assassinate Gaddafi in the 1990s and also wants to try U.S. officials for their role in attacks of Libya in 1986," said one source close to top government officials. "Libya hopes to succeed in this diplomatic track without returning to a similar confrontation to that before 2003," added the source, who did not want to be named... [Reuters] More
Friday, 6 March, 2009: Selex Galileo wants to be flying its Falco unmanned air vehicle in the UK by the end of this year, and to also be in negotiations for a Libyan order for dozens of aircraft. The company has set a July target for the arrival of two Falcos at the West Wales airport/ParcAberporth UAV flight-test centre, and certification by the UK Civil Aviation Authority to operate the type from the site parallels ongoing efforts in Italy to certificate the UAV for use in restricted military airspace. The proposed deal with Libya is expected to be negotiated in detail once the Italian parliament has ratified an agreement with the north African country. An agreement would involve a yet-to-be determined degree of local production, and orders for possibly up to 50 Falcos to patrol Libya's southern border. [Flight Global] More
ST : Sudanese president risks apprehension    SN&R : Umbashi [Libyan] : 'Banned from the lab'

سالم محمد : مجلس ادارة جائزة القائد الامريكي ـ العربي يمنح "جائزة زياده للجهد المتميز" الى د. علي الترهوني

فتحي العريبي : مريم تبوح بأسرارها

بيان اليوم : تعديل وزاري وشيك في ليبيا    بانوراما ليبيا : أخصائي جراحة التجميل د. فتحي العبيدي : نجحنا ...

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : بيان صحفي عن آخر تطورات مذبحة "بوسليم"

د. مصطفى عبدالله : هكذا... أحنّ إليك

صلاح الحدّاد : رواية : الخديعة (10)

Thursday, 5 March, 2009: TRIPOLI, March 4 (Reuters) - Libyan coastguards rescued 300 migrants, including many women and children, when the rickety boat carrying them to Italy broke down off the coastal town of Tajura, near Tripoli, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. Libya, a popular departure point for African migrants trying to reach Europe, signed a new accord with Italy last month to strengthen their efforts to stem the flow of illegal migration to southern Europe. Coastguard and emergency service workers rushed to save the migrants on Tuesday after they sent Mayday signals from their decrepit boat to the maritime authorities. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 5 March, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) - Libyan strongman and long-time secret service chief Mussa Kussa was named foreign minister in a ministerial reshuffle announced by parliament on Wednesday. The reshuffle comes as Libya is preparing to unveil a draft constitution four decades after its veteran leader Moamer Kadhafi scrapped the country's law code when he seized power. Kussa, 59, replaces Abdel Rahman Shalgham who held the post for eight years and will now represent Libya at the UN Security Council. The changes affected six ministers of the 15 ministerial posts in the government of Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi. [AFP] More
Thursday, 5 March, 2009: SIRTE (Reuters) - Libya had $44 billion balance of payments surplus in 2008, its central bank governor was quoted on Wednesday as saying. Farhat Omar Bin Guidara was also quoted by state news agency Jana as telling the OPEC country's top executive and legislative body that Libya's foreign currency reserves were at $136 billion at the end of 2008. "Libya enjoys the healthiest balance of payments in the world. Its balance of payments reached a surplus of $44 billion at the end of 2008," he told the General People Congress. Oil producer Libya is among the few countries which are free of any foreign debt. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 5 March, 2009: UN (AFP) - Veteran Libyan diplomat Ali Triki is set to be the next president of the UN General Assembly, Libya's charge d'affaires to the international body Ibrahim Dabbashi said Tuesday. Triki "will preside over the General Assembly during its 64th session and I think he will be elected president sometime in the middle of June," said Dabbashi at a press briefing. "His candidature has been endorsed at the highest level in the African Union, so there is a consensus on that," he said of Triki, who serves as Libya's African Affairs minister. The United Nations General Assembly elects a chairman annually, and the position rotates between five geographic groups. This year it switches from Latin America to Africa. [AFP] More
Thursday, 5 March, 2009: A Libyan hospital is recruiting nurses from South Africa - but wants white nurses only. The advertisement, published on Gumtree.co.za on February 12 by a local recruitment agency, reads: "I'm currently recruiting enrolled nurses for a hospital in Libya, Africa. "Their criteria is that all applicants must be of white nationality. "This is their criteria." Successful applicants will receive "free accommodation", will not pay tax, and will earn up to $2 000 (R21 000) per month, according to the advertisement. [IOL] More
Thursday, 5 March, 2009: KIRKLAND, Wash., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Libyan Department of Relief and Humanitarian Assistance, also known as Libyan Aid, recently established a significant capability for medical disaster response in Benghazi, Libya. On the morning of February 16th, experts from the American-based company BLU-MED Response Systems assisted in a training exercise at Benghazi's Garyounis University where members of Libyan Aid erected the 50-bed mobile hospital. The deployable facility, procured from BLU-MED in the fall of 2008, is an advanced, turnkey shelter system complete with emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, and digital radiography. Following the first day of training, the Libyan team demonstrated proficiency in erecting and repacking the shelter system without assistance. [PRNewswire] More
Thursday, 5 March, 2009: Three brothers were remanded in custody today after after pleading not guilty to trying to kill a Libyan man by allegedly stabbing him seven times. The incident happened last Monday in Vittoriosa. Francis Bugeja 22, Kevin, 19 and their brother, 17 denied trying to kill Khaled Mohamed Baara and carrying a weapon. The youngest of the three also denied, driving an Isuzu Gemini without a licence and breaching the conditions of a previous release. The court was told that an argument between the victim and the accused happened around two months ago and on Monday the three accused allegedly went to the Libyan's house to try and come to a compromise. An explosive argument developed and the Libyan suffered a punctured lung and seven stab wounds. After taking into consideration the seriousness of the crime Magistrate Edwina Grima remanded the three in custody. [Times Of Malta] More
Thursday, 5 March, 2009: Libya’s revolutionary leader and incumbent president of the African Union (AU), Mouammar Gaddafi, on Tuesday received the former Indones ian president and leader of the Indonesian Democratic Party, Megawati Sukarno Putri, in Syrte, central Libya. A Libyan official source said that Mrs Sukarno, who is in Libya for the 32nd anniversary festivities of the proclamation of people's power in Libya, praised the sustained efforts of the Libyan leader in view of the setting up of a South-South front. She underlined the importance of the consolidation of the relations, friendship and cooperation between Libya and her country and the need to encourage joint investments. [PANA] More
حملة التضامن : لقطات من نشاط شباب حملة التضامن البريطاني الليبي

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (12)

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

مجلة "كراسي" ـ العدد 48 ـ مارس 2009

Wednesday, 4 March, 2009: Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations accused Israel of genocide and compared Gaza to Nazi concentration camps. The ambassador also dismissed Wednesday’s possible indictment of Sudanese President al-Bashir for genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur as a Western ploy. "Israeli aggression…is a terrible situation that has never happened in the history of mankind...it is similar to the concentration camps…," Libya’s deputy permanent UN representative, Ibrahim Dabbashi, told journalists at a briefing about the UN Security Council’s agenda for the month of March. [Fox News] More
Wednesday, 4 March, 2009: WASHINGTON (AP) — Two decades after a bomb blew Pan Am Flight 103 from the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland, the victims' families have finally received the full compensation Libya promised. And a lobbying firm that helped them collect is getting its share: A tidy $2 million. The payout to Quinn Gillespie & Associates is rare, even for Washington's lucrative influence business. [AP] More
Wednesday, 4 March, 2009: CAIRO: Libya says it will work to convince three U.S. oil companies currently "stalling" to sign revised contracts giving the North African nation a greater share of its oil production, in the latest indication that the OPEC member is grappling with falling crude prices. A statement posted on the Web site of the National Oil Company identified the companies as ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil Co and Amerada Hess, and said the national Oil and Gas Affairs Council agreed during a Feb. 28 meeting to "continue discussions with the oil companies that are still stalling in agreeing to contractual revisions put forward by the NOC" [IHT] More
Wednesday, 4 March, 2009: Libya's executive and legislative bodies have voted to delay an oil distribution scheme of Muammar Gaddafi, the state news agency Jana has reported. The Libyan leader, who has advocated handing out oil revenues directly to the people to beat endemic corruption in the government, would have distributed about $32bn this year alone. The results of the vote were announced at a meeting of the General Public Congress (GPC) at Gaddafi's home town, Sirte, on Tuesday. Only 64 of the 468 Basic People Congresses (LBPCs), or municipalities, voted for Gaddafi's plan to hand out the money now, while 251 endorsed the plan in principle "but asked for [it] to be delayed until appropriate measures were put in place". [Aljazeera] More
د. فتحي العكاري : مثلما ينتحر الجميع ببطء انتحر هؤلاء

سليم الرقعي : الدجل السياسي.. علم وفن!؟

ليبيا الوفاء : إعلان عن مظاهرة الوفاء : 23 مارس 2009م

نادي الباروني الرياضي الأجتماعي : نشاطات النادي : مدينة مانشستر

طارق القزيري : كلا نحن - ربما - لا نستطيع

Tuesday, 3 March, 2009: Georgetown, Guyana: A top government official says Libya will soon become a major partner in Guyana's agriculture sector. Agriculture Minister Robert Persaud says Guyana has been lobbying Libya to help develop mega-farms in the interior, where the majority of inhabitants live in poverty and depend on rice cultivation for both food and income. Persaud made the comments Monday, a few days after a Libyan delegation traveled to Guyana to meet with agriculture officials. He says another team from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's government is expected next month, possibly to negotiate land leases. [IHT] More
Tuesday, 3 March, 2009: Libya's congress ratified on Monday an accord with Italy freeing up $5 billion compensation for Italy's colonial-era misdeeds and boosting investments which have already seen Libya buy into Italian banking and energy. Its pariah status lifted, Libya has become a strategic investor in Italy, using its energy wealth to buy into Unicredit (CRDI.MI) bank and oil company Eni (ENI.MI) and planning a joint fund with Mediobanca (MDBI.MI) to invest in Italian companies. As a sign of Tripoli's growing importance to Italy, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi flew to Libya on Monday to address the General People's Congress. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 3 March, 2009: With a heartfelt appeal for Libya to pardon "our history of abuses against your people", in the presence of colonel Gaddafi and the General Congress of the Libyan people, prime minister Silvio Berlusconi this evening repeated his apology for Italy's colonial past on the very day that the Libyan congress authorised the friendship and cooperation agreement between Rome and Tripoli that was signed last August in Bengasi. Joined by Muammar Gaddafi, Berlusconi spoke to congress on the occasion of its ratification of the agreement (the Italian parliament recently ratified the agreement as well. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 3 March, 2009: (ANSAmed) - SIRT, MARCH 2 - Libya has ratified the Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership Treaty with Italy. The go-ahead - following approval by the Italian Parliament on February 3 - was given in an open session of the General Peoplés Congress, yesterday in Sirt, in front of all of the ministers of the Libyan government including Abdullamar Shalgam, the head of Foreign Affairs, who underlined Italian-Libyan friendship. This afternoon premier Silvio Berlusconi is expected to arrive in Sirt, where he will meet with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in an official ceremony proclaiming the 32nd anniversary of the birth of the Jamahiriya. The Libyan leader and the Italian premier are expected to exchange ratifications. [ANSAmed] More
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Monday, 2 March, 2009: Tripoli, Libya - Libyan revolutionary leader and president of the African Union (AU) Mouammar Gaddafi on Friday received in Tripoli the president of the UN Commission for Peace Preservation in Africa, Romano Prodi, a Libyan official source said. It added that Mr Prodi, a former Italian Prime Minister, said he would accept a request from the AU president to have UN missions in Africa transferred to the AU in confirmation of the fact that Africans were in a position to handle with their problems by themselves. The UN official praised the efforts of Colonel Gaddafi to achieve peace and stability on the continent. [PANA] More
Monday, 2 March, 2009: The GPC for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation issued, on Friday, a statement on the so-called U.S. State Department report on human right practices in world for 2008. The following is the text of the statement: (The so-called U.S. State Department report on human right practices in the world for 2008, allegations of human right violations in more than 190 countries, in an attempt to interfere into internal affairs of these countries to serve premeditated political objective and purposes... [Isria] More
Monday, 2 March, 2009: TRIPOLI, March 1 (Reuters) - OPEC member Libya's unemployment rate is 20.74 percent, a leading local daily reported on Sunday, quoting the government's latest census figures. That would give Libya the highest jobless rate in the five-country Maghreb region of 80 million people, where the proportions of workers without jobs in the four other states range from around 9 to 15 percent, according to official figures. 'Libyans with jobs numbered 1.3 million, which represent 79.26 percent of the whole workforce. This means that the jobless rate in Libya is around 20.74 percent,' Oea newspaper said. [LSE] More
Monday, 2 March, 2009: The convoy is in Misrata. The hospitality of the Libyan people, government and the Gaddafi Foundation has left the convoy members in tears. After the the public rally in Tripoli today, they set off with an additional 60 Libyan vehicles loaded with humanitarean aid and medecine towards the coastal town of Misrata. They were met with jubilant ordinary Libyans who hold Palestine and Gaza close to their hearts. The organisers and the Gaddafi Foundation are ensuring the smooth and safe passage of the convoy through Libya by providing everything the convoy needs - from free fuel to accomodation and repairs. [Ramallah Online] More
ادرار نفوسه : لغم الألغام.. إلغاء قانون الضمان الاجتماعي والفساد

صلاح الغزال : أقـتات حزني

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : شعب الشرق بين أخطاء أوباما وهذيان طرابلس البهتان!!

عبدالونيس محمود الحاسي : أول مواطن ليبي يرفض الإنقلاب

أسعد العقيلي : احلام المواطن ( تنتالوس ) ...

Sunday, 1 March, 2009: We had expected an Arab version of North Korea. For sure, there were murals and billboards of the Brother Leader everywhere. But Libya is already halfway back in the globalised world. You can buy Diet Coke and IPods and there are Mercedes cruising the streets. The reality is that Libya is probably no more repressive than its neighbours in a part of the world where leader cults are normal, although Brother Gaddafi's has gone a bit over the top. At least the combination of the oil wealth and socialism means that ordinary Libyans are not poor. They say they suffered during the sanctions years, but by African standards the suffering was pretty mild. In the days when his revolution was still brimming with energy, the Colonel welcomed an extraordinary mix of freedom fighters from trouble-spots across the globe. [The Telegraph] More
Sunday, 1 March, 2009: The Libyan oil group "Libya Oil Holdings", which manages a network of 182 fuel distribution stations in Morocco and has a broad portfoli o of retailers, have rebranded its label, official sources told PANA Friday. The company will now be called "Oilibya" in the kingdom. The Libyan group, also active in the fields of aviation, marine and industry, is engaged in several oil investments across Africa through more than 20 companies operating in prospecting, production, storage, transportation and distribution o f oil products. The chairman of the group, Ali Shamekh, whose remarks are reported by the Morocc an news agency, MAP, expressed his company's interest to increase investments in Morocco. [African Manager] More
Sunday, 1 March, 2009: For a start, their dark glasses, smart suits and slicked-back hair made them somewhat hard to distinguish from the secret police loitering at the airport. And despite their boasts of a new official policy of "openness", some things remained clearly off-limits to prying eyes. "Stop filming!" barked a minder, as the heavily-guarded residence of their boss, Col Muammar Gaddafi, loomed into view during an official drive around town. "OK you can start again," he said, as it retreated into the distance. Welcome to Libya in 2009, where, nearly four decades after he first seized power, Col Gaddafi is yet again re-inventing himself. Having variously donned the roles of revolutionary leader, state sponsor of terrorism and saviour of Africa over the years, the man once dubbed "Mad Dog" by Ronald Reagan is now eager to don a new guise. [The Telegraph] More
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