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صفحات من كـتاب (برقة الهادئة) (12)

فوزي عبدالحميد : فرعون أكتشف الوحدانية والأزلية

فرج بوالعشة : عطيل الأمريكي..!!         رجب الشلطامي : الرصيف

وفاء البوعيسى : لوجه من سدّد الجهمي لطمته؟!

الهدهد : القذافي يجلب لنفسه المزيد من الإهانات     كراسي : العدد 51     الصيّاد : لأنهم يحترمون القانون

ليلى الهوني : وماذا عن حي أبو سليم؟؟

منصف عبدالرحمن : وقفات مع مقالات المحمودى (4)

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : إعلان من غرفة المؤتمر (بالتوك)

الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا : الرئيس جعفر نميري في ذمة الله

أحمد الفيتوري : النيهوم في الأسر

نادي الباروني الرياضي الأجتماعي : من نشاطات النادي

المحمودي : وقفات مع (سعيد العريبي) الكاتب بموقع المنارة (7)

صلاح الحداد : عودة الزعيم

Sunday, 31 May, 2009: An exhibition on integration of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), which is being organized alongside the 11th CEN-SAD regional summit, started on Friday in Sabrata, 60km west Tripoli. The exhibition is attracting various Libyan bodies and institutions working toward the promotion and integration between the CEN-SAD member countries and Africa through investments, economic projects and humanitarian aid. According to organizers, the exhibition aims at highlighting efforts made by Libya in terms of unity among CEN-SAD member countries and of an optimal utilization of natural resources. [Afrique Jet] More
Sunday, 31 May, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has slammed representation of Somali pirates as criminals, saying they act within their rights to "defend their territorial water". Speaking a two-day summit of Saharan states in the Sabrata City on Saturday, Gaddafi said Western countries are to blame for the maritime crisis off the Horn of Africa state, a Press TV correspondent reported. Gaddafi says that the pirates are hungry men who only carry guns to hijack those who are looting the Somali resources. [Press TV]
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اجدابيا نت : محمد الأصفر : عكاظية الجزائر للشعر العربي

فرج بوالعشة : فتحي الجهمي وضبط المفاهيم والمواقف

Miami Herald : Death of a dissident

مركز التوثيق الليبي : في ذكرى معركة باب العزيزية

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : المواقع الليبية وفقدان المصداقية

التضامن : بيان بخصوص إختفاء المواطن الليبي الشارف فهمي مفتاح الهمالي

Saturday, 30 May, 2009: SABRATA, Libya, May 29 (Reuters) - Libyan leader and African Union chairman Muammar Gaddafi appealed to the leaders of Chad and Sudan on Friday to settle an armed standoff along their shared border. Khartoum says Chad is harbouring rebel fighters from the Sudanese region of Darfur, while Chad has acknowledged it launched air attacks on camps inside Sudan it says are used by rebels opposed to its rule. Gaddafi, who holds the rotating chairmanship of the African Union, urged a reconciliation between the oil-producing neighbours at a summit of Saharan states he is hosting in Sabrata. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 30 May, 2009: Fans of the century-old tradition of the upmarket cultural cruise have a new option for their lecture-and-sightseeing fixes. Martin Randall Travel, a British operator now in its 21st year, made its name organising high-end art and architecture tours and private music festivals. And now, in a canny business expansion, it’s taking on the long-established cultural cruise operators, including Swan Hellenic, with a variety of new tours for autumn 2009. I joined one of the first Martin Randall cruises, a 12-day tour of the Roman cities in North Africa, beginning in Tunis, going east to Sousse, Tripoli and Benghazi, and finishing in Crete. [FT] More
Saturday, 30 May, 2009: Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey has returned from a three-day visit to Libya focusing on two Swiss nationals detained for more than 300 days. The pair have been held as a retaliatory response to the arrest in July last year of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal in Geneva. Calmy-Rey, who wanted to check on the physical and mental health of the two Swiss herself, was accompanied by the detainees' wives and a doctor."Significant progress"had been made,the foreign ministry said. [Swiss Info] More
Saturday, 30 May, 2009: SINGAPORE: Mainboard-listed forestry and construction firm United Fiber is entering a joint venture to undertake a construction project in Libya worth up to S$1.23 billion. Its unit, Unifiber Holding, will team up with TSG Asia, an affiliate of US firm The Sandi Group, to build a social housing project in Libya. The project consists of 5,000 housing units, a hotel, administration buildings and the related infrastructures. Unifiber says it has agreed with TSG to take a 40 per cent stake in the project. [Tripoli Post] More
Saturday, 30 May, 2009: WASHINGTON: In an interesting article published in The Washington Times on Friday, Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi blames the United States and Israel for fanning differences between India and Pakistan. ‘The Pakistanis are told that their enemy is the Hindus, not the Jews or Christians, and therefore their bomb should be directed towards them, the Pakistanis’ immediate enemy, and not anyone else,’ writes Mr Qadhafi. ‘Similarly, the Indians are led to believe their real enemy is Pakistan and that the Pakistani bomb was directed towards them rather than the Israelis or Americans.’ [Dawn] More
Saturday, 30 May, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MAY 28 - Libyan Interior Minister Abdel Fatah Yunis Al-Obaidi has recently met in Tripoli with Gene Cretz, the US Ambassador to Libya. Cretz said he was willing to promote relations between the two countries and highlighted recent developments in bilateral agreements signed by Libya and the U.S. Cretz also said that the US is ready to exchange technical experience with Libya, specifically in sectors involving combating crime, controlling drug trafficking and terrorist activities, and said that he is ready to organise specific training courses in these fields. [ANSAmed] More
د. مصطفى عبدالله : كيف تصبح بليونيرا؟

ايمن الحباب : بعيدا عن حقوق الإنسان قريبا من نخبة الطرشان!

مركز الدراسات الليبية ـ اكسفورد : "رسائل من برقة" (3)

Friday, 29 May, 2009: Is it possible to travel to Libya independently? I'm told that the only way to get a tourist visa is to book a full tour with a UK-based travel company. - Jason Brown, Swindon Sunday Times travel expert Richard Green replies: It isn't possible to travel to Libya in true independent style, but with some patience, forward planning - and the help of a Libya-based tour company - you can get a tourist visa in return for making your basic trip arrangements through them. It is fiddlier and less reliable than using a UK tour operator, but it can be cheaper, and if you prefer the idea of dealing directly with a local company then you should be fine. You need to contact a local tour operator 6-8 weeks before travelling,to start the process of organising... [Times] More
Friday, 29 May, 2009: Malta’s and Italy’s foreign ministers yesterday met in Rome to finalise preparations for an upcoming meeting with Libyan counterpart Mussa Kussa for a trilateral meeting on immigration. Tentatively scheduled for 9 June, the meeting will discuss a proposal for both Libyan authorities and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to determine asylum inside the North African state before asylum seekers leave the continent. Italian minister Franco Frattini said Libya had to be involved “if we want to stop the repatriation of people who face risks in the country, such as Eritreans.” [Malta Today] More
Friday, 29 May, 2009: Libya has created an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) following a declaration on Wednesday in Tripoli by the Libyan general people's committee at the end of its weekly ordinary meeting. The declaration indicates that the Libyan Jamahiriya will exercise its sovereignty over its EEZ which extends beyond the territorial waters up to the limits authorized by international law. This is with a view to exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing natural, biological and non-biological resources... [Afrique Jet] More
Friday, 29 May, 2009: Cyrene, Libya - When Libya opened to the West in 2003, it was widely hailed as a crucial first step by a “terrorist” regime coming in from the cold. But along with the legitimate companies vying to capture Libya’s lucrative markets, international antiquities-smuggling gangs were waiting for their chance to pilfer the country’s Roman ruins, which are some of the most pristine in the world. This trade, which first began in 1987 with the opening of the Egyptian border, has accelerated since 2003 with an unprecedented gutting of Libya’s ancient heritage sites underway since. “There’s been an explosion in looting all over the Mediterranean, but in North Africa it’s really becoming quite a problem,” said Gaetano Palumbo, the North Africa programme director for the World Monuments Fund, a New York-based organisation. [The National] More
فتحي العريبي : في غياب حقوق الملكية الفنية في ليبيا

منظمة العفو الدولية : تقرير منظمة العقو الدولية 2009 : ليبيا

Amnesty : Amnesty International Report 2009 : Libya

سليم الرقعي : قصة فتحي الجهمي على ضوء رسائله إلى العـقيد القذافي (3)

فوزي عبدالحميد : لست وطني 100% بل جبان 100%

Dr Fathi Akkari : Ghadames

الإجدابي : "طريق النصر" ـ قصيدة صوتية

Thursday, 28 May, 2009: TRIPOLI / KIEV, May 27 (Reuters) - Libya has agreed with Ukraine to grow wheat on 100,000 hectares of land and export the grain to the North African country, Libyan state media and Ukrainian officials said on Wednesday. But Ukrainian officials and analysts said the agreement, which is still to be signed, faced many obstacles including the acquisition of leased land. "The agreement on farming 100,000 hectares in Ukraine is part of several deals...that include building an oil refinery and investment in several other agriculture projects," Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi said on Tuesday, the country's Jana news agency reported. [Guardian] More
أبناء طبرق : [ حبيبنا فتحي الجهمي ] : إلا غلاي ما انعطيه ... خوذ يا ياس كل شي

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : حسن عريبي يتلقى بشرى الرحيل

صلاح الدين الغزال : نَشِيجُ الخِضَمّ

الجزيرة : جدل ليبي حول مؤسسات المجتمع المدني

"دموع الأسى ودموع الابتهاج" ـ ترجمة : عمر الكدي

موسى عبدالكريم : البطالة مأساة أخرى مستمرة

Wendesday, 27 May, 2009: TRIPOLI, (Reuters) - The Libyan Foreign Bank (LFB) aims to hike its stake in HSBC (HSBA.L) affiliate British Arab Commercial Bank to 70 from 25 percent and plans to raise its capital 10 times to $10 billion, the Oea daily reported on Tuesday. State-owned LFB has held a 0.56 percent stake in Italy's second-largest bank UniCredit (CRDI.MI) since 1997 and bought another 3.67 percent together with the Libyan Investment Authority sovereign wealth fund last October. "The planned capital increase to $10 billion is part of a long-term strategy. The (LFB) General Assembly would meet in mid-June on that. [Reuters] More
Wendesday, 27 May, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) - Libya and Ukraine on Tuesday signed deals to cooperate in both peaceful civilian nuclear energy and in defence during a visit by Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. They also signed agreements on protection of information and higher education, an AFP reporter said. After arriving in the north African country on Monday, Tymoshenko said the former Soviet republic needed to diversify its energy sources to reduce its dependence on energy from Russia. "Our independence would be greater if we were energy-independent and if we diversified our supply sources," she said following talks with Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi. Mahmoudi said on Monday that "Libya has several offers..." [AFP] More
Wendesday, 27 May, 2009: Libya is looking forward to signing bilateral agreements with Cyprus relating to oil and natural gas supply and exploitation and strengthen cooperation in key sectors of the economy,Libyan Minister of Justice Mustafa Mohamed Abdel Jalil told reporters on Tuesday after a meeting with the Cypriot Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Antonis Paschalidis. “We look forward to signing agreements with Cyprus in the fields of oil and natural gas. There are many areas of cooperation that are vital for both countries”, said the Libyan Minister. He added that he discussed with the Cypriot Minister various ways of cooperation... [FM] More
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رمضان جربوع : فقدان الهوية وانعدام الاكتراث

فتحي المصراتي : الذكرى 26 لرحيل جلالة الملك محمد ادريس المهدى السنوسى

HRS : HRS Calls For An Independent Investigation Into The Death Of Mr. Fathi al-Jahmi

مركز التوثيق الليبي : نداء إلى أصحاب الضمائر الحية

Ghoma : Why The Rush To Bury : Where's the Autopsy?

Boston : Tears Of Grief, Tears Of Joy

Tuesday, 26 May, 2009: KIEV, May 25 (RIA Novosti) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko left on Monday for Libya on a two-day official visit, Ukrainian media reported. The visit was not previously announced. Tymoshenko will meet with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to discuss cooperation in the oil sector, aircraft making, and agriculture, the reports said. Several documents are expected to be signed, in particular on oil supplies and oil refining. The premier is accompanied by Fuel and Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan, Industrial Policy Minister Volodymyr Novytskiy, and Agriculture Minister Yuriy Melnik. Kiev is interested in Libya's oil deposits and hopes to secure access to them for Ukrainian companies, while Libya is seeking to buy Ukrainian airplanes. On Friday, Ukraine delivered an An-74-TK300 cargo plane to the north African country. [RIAN] More
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - OPEC member Libya expects foreign currency reserves to reach $136 billion this year from around $100 billion in the previous year, Libyan daily Oea reported on Monday. "Foreign currency reserves are likley to reach $136 billion this year," Oea quoted Libya's Central Bank Research and Statistics head Ali Ramadan Shnebesh as saying. Libya earns most of its foreign currency from oil exports. Its foreign reserves were at around $100 billion last year, according to government officials. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 26 May, 2009: Abu Dhabi, 25 May 2009 (WAM) - The International Petroleum Investments Company (IPIC) announced today plans to acquire develop and operate power generation facilities in Libya, North Africa and Middle East. IPIC holds up to 18 percent stake in the Oasis International Power (OIP) which has invested in the Libyan Oasis Water Company (LOWC). The latter will develop power generation and water desalination projects in Libya and neighbouring markets. LOWC is a joint venture company, owned by the Libyan Investment Company, Libyan Electricity Company and OIP. "We are pleased to be part of one of Libya's vital development projects. [WAM] More
د. محمد بالروين : من مفهوم المشاركة السياسية (2)

ابراهيم قدورة : "فتحي الجهمى" و"فتحي عبيد الجهمى"

الاتحاد الدستوري الليبي : إضافات جديدة إلى موقع الإتحاد

عودة الشهيد إلى الكتابة : الشهداء يستقبلون فتحي الجهمي (11)

أبناء الزنتان : [ رسالة إلى فتحي الجهمي ] : قول له حبيبك دمعته سيّاله

ALFA: Letter To U.S. President Barack Obama

فوزي عبدالحميد : أسباب ضعف شعوب الشرق الأوسط

أسعد العقيلي : لكن.. قناديل (الجهمي) لم تنطفي

عبدالله الشبلي : من حكايا التيار الإسلامى (9)

عزيز قبل مالي دار ... خلاها خلا يا نويرتي

عبد الرحمن الجنزوري : وقائع وتأملات في سيرة مواطن ليبي

علي الخليفي : أنجز حُرٌ ما وَعد

طارق القزيري : المهاتما جهمي : وداعا

Monday, 25 May, 2009: The sixth edition of the Libyan-Tunisian tourism day began in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, Saturday evening. The three-day economic and cultural event, jointly organised by the Libyan Gener al Office of Tourism and Crafts and the Tunisian National Office of Tourism, is f ocused on the exhibition of product samples of national crafts industries and sh o wcasing of travel and tourism opportunities in both countries. Several Libyan officials, heads of both countries' tourism departments as well as individuals interested in the sector attended the opening session of the event. [African Manager] More
Monday, 25 May, 2009: Libya’s General Peoples Committee (GPC) for Health released a report in February this year highlighting some vital statistics for the health sector, according to the Pan African News Agency. It reported that Libya has 10,230 doctors of which 8,612 (84%) were Libyan and 1,618 (16%) were foreign. This statistic meant that Libya has 17 doctors for every 10,000 citizens. The report also indicated that Libya has 96 hospitals, with 20,289 beds, with 25 specialised units which had 5,970 beds, as well as 1,355 Basic Health Centres, 37 clinics and 17 quarantine units. However, while on the face of it, these statistics may sound good, the reality of Libya’s health sector to those who know it is far from it. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 25 May, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MAY 22 - Libya has decided to reduce its participation in the consortium led by French oil company Total in the C137 block and the Al Jurf oil field, located about 100km from the Libyan coast, said a statement from the National Oil Corporation (NOC). "Yesterday," said a statement from the NOC, "the National Oil Company signed an agreement with Total and its partners to reduce its oil production, which will total 27%, compared to 50% previously and reduce gas production from 50% to 40%..." [ANSAmed] More
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ادرار نفوسه : نم قرير العين فلا نامت عينه

التجمع الجمهوري : نعـي المناضل فتحي الجهمي

الأتحاد الوطني للأصلاح : عاش رجلا ومات رجلا

ناجي الفيتوري : العزاء مش واحد

مركز الدراسات الليبية ـ اكسفورد : "رسائل من برقة" (2)

محمد الصادق : المحمودي واصراره على الباطل

Sunday, 24 May, 2009: ROME, May 23 (Reuters) - Oil prices will continue rising to eventually hit $75 a barrel, though that may take time, top oil officials from Saudi Arabia and Libya said on Saturday. "It will be reached, but not very soon, but the market is improving," Libya's Shokri Ghanem told Reuters in Rome on the eve of a meeting of the Group of Eight energy ministers. "Hopefully they (prices) are getting better, higher," he said. Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi also said oil prices would "eventually" hit $75... [Reuters] More
Sunday, 24 May, 2009: Twistees, the snack that makes people crave for it the minute they leave Malta, will be shipped to Libya as from Monday. The snack, produced by Darrell Lea Foods, a subsidiary of Strand Palace Agency Limited, is rice based and comes in a mix of different flavours, including cheese, bacon, smokey barbeque and chicken. Diane Calleja, a representative of Darrell Lea Foods said that since it was first produced 40 years ago, Twistees had always been an unmatched winner on the market... [Times Of Malta] More
سليم الرقعي : تنبيه للرأي العام بخصوص الجهمي!؟

التضامن : بيان حول وفاة سجين الرأي فتحي الجهمي

مجاهد البوسيفي : في وداع بطل ليبي

عمر الكدي : ضميرنا الذي لا يموت

د. مصطفى عبدالله : ليبيا غنيّة برجالها

الإجدابي : الإنتصار...

فتحي بن خليفة : و آ ا ا ... لـيـبـيـــاه

زعيمة بنت الوطن : ماذا خسر الجهمي وماذا ربح النظام؟

Saturday, 23 May, 2009: NEW YORK, May 22 - American Jewish Committee (AJC) charged the Libyan government with responsibility for the untimely death of prominent Libyan dissident and democracy activist Fathi al-Jahmi. Imprisoned in Tripoli for the last seven years, al-Jahmi died on May 20 in a Jordanian hospital to which he had been transferred a fortnight earlier while in a coma. "With the passing of Fathi al-Jahmi, the world has lost a vital and courageous voice for human rights," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "Responsibility for his death lies squarely with the Libyan government, which imprisoned him and denied him access to medical treatment for his illnesses." Al-Jahmi was arrested and imprisoned in 2002 after he publicly called for Libya's democratization, including free elections, freedom of expression and of the media... [PRNewsWire] More
Saturday, 23 May, 2009: May 22 (Bloomberg) -- Libya will match China National Petroleum Corp.’s C$499 million ($443 million) offer for Verenex Energy Inc., as the North African nation seeks to retain a larger share of its oil wealth. “The government is now arranging the funds to buy Verenex,” Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya’s state-run National Oil Corp., said in a telephone interview today from Tripoli. Libya, the holder of the continent’s largest oil reserves, wants to increase its share of petroleum revenue as the budget is squeezed by oil’s slump from July’s record. National Oil is a partner of Verenex, a Canadian explorer, and a preemption clause gives Libya first right of refusal on buying the assets. China National, the nation’s biggest oil company also known as CNPC, agreed in February to purchase Calgary-based Verenex for C$10 a share in cash. [Bloomberg] More
Saturday, 23 May, 2009: The US on Thursday said it was “saddened” by the death of Libyan activist Fathi al-Jahmi, who had publicly called for democracy in Libya and criticised the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. “We’re saddened to learn of the death of Libyan political activist and outspoken voice for human rights Fathi al-Jahmi,” US State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters after Jahmi’s death at a Jordanian hospital. “Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, who had suffered greatly during his incarceration,” he added. Jahmi, 67, had been intermittently detained since 2004 after publicly calling for democracy, criticising Gaddafi’s regime and meeting a foreign official. [Gulf Times] More
Saturday, 23 May, 2009: TRIPOLI, May 22 (Reuters) - Libya has set regulations for its commercial banks to seek "strategic partnerships" with foreign banks, capping at 49 percent the stakes foreign investors can own. The measures are part of the Libyan central bank's strategy of reforming the country's banking system and improving its competitiveness, the central bank said in a directive sent to the heads of nine local banks. The Tripoli government is struggling to reform the highly centralised banking system, which is widely seen as the main obstacle to growth, and to lure more private investment outside the oil and gas industry. Reuters obtained the text of the central bank order on Friday. "The order number 19 requires of the banks which intend to seek foreign banks as strategic partners to abide by the conditions the strategic partner must meet and the limits of its participation in the capitals of the local banks," it said. [Guardian] More
Saturday, 23 May, 2009: TRIPOLI, May 22 (Reuters) - French oil major Total (TOTF.PA: Quote, Profile, Research)-led European consortium has agreed to slash its stake in two Libyan oil blocks to 27 percent from 50 to give a bigger share to Libya's state National Oil Corporation (NOC), NOC said. "Under the renewed contract, it is also agreed that the share of the foreign partner in gas production will be cut from 50 percent previously to 40 percent and then to 30 percent in a future stage," NOC added in statement posted on its website. The deal converting existing contracts, which involves C137 and al-Jurf blocks was signed on Thursday in Tripoli, it added. Al-Jurf oilfield has an output capacity of 45,000 barrels per day. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 23 May, 2009: Libya is to set up a football academy, the first of its kind in the country, President of the Libyan Football Federation (LFF), Salaheddine Al-Arbi, announced here, indicating that the project followed an agreement between the LFF and the World's soccer governing body (FIFA). Al-Arbi said that when established, the academy would facilitate capacity building and retraining of coaches, referees and Libyan footballers. According to him, the academy, whose headquarters will be at Janzour, in the western suburb of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, will be a step in the right direction with a view to promoting Libyan football. [Afrique Jet] More
فتحي العريبي : تشكيغراف أو تزييف الواقع التشكيلي في ليبيا

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : بعد صدور الحكم في جريمة قتل سوزان تميم

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : نعي المناضل الوطني فتحي الجهمي

Ghoma : Was It A Voice in The Wilderness?

New York Times : Libyan Dissident Dies in Jordan

The American : Remembering Fathi El-Jahmi     Forbes : A Tale Of Two Libyans

PHR : PHR Calls for Investigation into Death of Libyan Dissident Fathi Al-Jahmi

الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا : المناضل فتحي الجهمي في ذمة الله

مركز الدراسات الليبية ـ اكسفورد : "رسائل من برقة" (1)

طارق الهوني : اختتام مهرجان الاسطى (2)

فرج بوالعشة : صدام الثقافات..!!

عيسى عبدالقيوم : الجهمي يرحل ويخلف التجربة

Friday, 22 May, 2009: A quiet effort by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to free Libya's most prominent political prisoner ended in tragedy Thursday when doctors pronounced Fathi al-Jahmi dead in a Jordanian hospital. First arrested by Libyan authorities in 2002 for advocating democratic reform in his authoritarian nation, Mr. al-Jahmi, 68, was already in a coma when he was taken from his cell on May 5 and flown to Amman with security agents in tow. The dissident's brother, Mohammed al-Jahmi, said the release - which came too late to save Mr. al-Jahmi's life - likely resulted at least in part from Mr. Biden's previously unreported appeals to Libyan authorities. The former Democratic senator from Delaware had intervened previously in 2004 to get Mr. al-Jahmi released from an earlier detention. [Washington Times] More
Friday, 22 May, 2009: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's inflation had risen to 5.9 percent in March year-on-year from 5.1 percent in February but lower than 6.4 percent in January, official figures showed on Thursday. The OPEC member country's inflation fell sharply compared to the first three months of last year when the annual rate was 11.2 percent in March, 13.4 percent in February and 10.8 percent in January, according to the Central Bank data. The Bank gave no details on the factors behind the inflation easing in the first period compared to the same quarter in 2008 but government and private economists say the inflation fell on lower foods prices which account for about third of the inflation gauge. Economists say higher imported fooods prices caused inflation to spike to 10.4 percent in 2008 from 6.2 percent in 2007 and 1.4 percent in the previous year. [Reuters] More
Friday, 22 May, 2009: (Washington) -- Amnesty International is greatly distressed by the news of the death of Libyan government critic Fathi el-Jahmi earlier today in an Amman, Jordan, hospital following his transfer from detention at the Tripoli Medical Center in Libya. An advocate of political reform, he was detained in Libya in March 2004 and held without charge or trial, most recently at the Tripoli Medical Center. Approximately two weeks ago, he was flown to Jordan for medical treatment. "Fathi el-Jahmi was a towering democracy activist and fearless government critic who never allowed himself to be silent. He is an inspiration to many and his message of freedom of speech and governance lives on," said Zahir Janmohamed, Amnesty International USA advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa. Amnesty International is still seeking clarification from the Libyan authorities as to the circumstances in which el-Jahmi, who was an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, became seriously ill and was transferred to Jordan. [Amnesty USA] More
رويترز : وفاة المعارض الليبي فتحي الجهمي بالأردن

الساطور : العثور على خنزير برّى (سرتاوي) بالقرب من طرابلس الغرب

السياسة : لماذا غضب ملك ملوك أفريقيا على البعث العراقي؟

طارق الهوني : اختتام مهرجان الاسطى بعرض مسرحية "الاطار" لفرقة المرج (1)

عبدالمنصف البوري : كلام عن العدل والحرية والتنمية

سليم الرقعي : سيحدث في 30 فبراير من العام المقبل!؟

الرابطة الليبية : هل أطلق سراح السجين فتحي الجهمي حقا؟

أحمد الفيتوري : الذات والموضوع : حوار الكوني مع النيهوم

محمد قدري الخوجة : مبايعة محمّد الحسن الرّضا بشروط!! (2)

د. فتحي العكاري : قصر الحاج أو قصر أولاد الحاج

ياسين أبوسيف ياسين : من مشاهير الشعراء الشعبيين فى ليبيا (15)

Thursday, 21 May, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI,MAY 20 - During a special extraordinary meeting, the General Peoplés Committee of Libya (the equivalent of a cabinet) discussed development projects in the oil sector for the 2009-2013 five-year plan, reports JANA. The guidelines for the plans, target to be met, and funds necessary were presented during the meeting. Experts said that "when the development plan is implemented, oil production in Libya will total around 2.3 million barrels per day". Baghdadi Mahmoudi, the Secretary General of the committee, is in favour of the plan and called for "its rapid implementation and for investments to begin..."[ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 21 May, 2009: The 6th International Building and Construction Exhibition (Libya Build 09) was inaugurated on Monday 18th May at the Tripoli International Fairgrounds. Libya Build has been successful since the beginning and opened the channels to more than 500 companies from 30 different countries to interact and start up business within the Libyan market. Nine Maltese companies are participating in this year’s Libya Build and Malta Enterprise together with its Libya Office has been entrusted to coordinate all the logistics for this international event. The main speaker at the inauguration ceremony was the Libyan Secretary of the General People’s Committee for Industry, Economy and Trade, Mr. Mohamed Ali Al Hwaij. [Malta Media Online] More
Thursday, 21 May, 2009: KARACHI: Ambassador of Pakistan to Libya, Jamil Ahmed Khan along with Swaleh of Pak-Libya Holding Company visited the federation house and gave a presentation on the attractive investment opportunities in Libya on Tuesday. President, FPCCI Sultan Ahmad Chawla showed Pakistan’s full interest in expanding trade and investments in Libya. Libya has a huge potential for Pakistan in education, infrastructure development, housing projects, oil and gas, IT, health, prepared food and exports of textile...[Daily Times] More
Thursday, 21 May, 2009: This morning three patrol boats of the Italian Financial Police, which Italy had donated to Tripoli to combat illegal immigration, arrived in Libya. The boats, according to reports, arrived at the port of Zuwarah near Tripoli, which will be the point of departure for patrols of the Libyan coasts. In the past, the port was where hundreds of rafts departed for Italy. Another three patrol boats will be sent soon, which will begin to operate in a few days when Italian observers and Libyan authorities finish planning the patrols. [ANSAmed] More
موسى عبدالكريم : شمس الظلام

د. محمد بالروين : من مفهوم المشاركة السياسية (1)

Wednesday, 20 May, 2009: (Reuters) - An improving economic outlook is driving the rise in oil prices and the rally is expected to continue, Libya's top oil official said on Tuesday as crude hit a six-month high. Oil climbed to $60.48 a barrel on Tuesday, the highest since November, tracking gains in equities in the last few months on hopes of economic recovery. The rally has come despite falling oil demand and rising inventories. "The economic situation is improving; this is improving the prices and we think they are going to improve even more," Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, told Reuters by telephone from Tripoli. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 20 May, 2009: KARACHI: Ambassador of Pakistan to Libya, Jamil Ahmed Khan, has said that around 30-50 thousand skilled and semi-skilled labourers would be sent from Pakistan to Libya by the end of the current calendar year. He was briefing a group of journalists here the other day in the backdrop of President Asif Ali Zardari’s recent visit to Libya. “This was the first official visit from any president to Libya since Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s government ended,” he said. At present, some 12,000 Pakistani employees are working in Libya, out of which 25 are rendering their services at top managerial posts, Khan said in reply to a question. In 1974, around 0.15 million Pakistanis were working in Libya. [The News] More
تعازي إلى آل غندور

رجب الشلطامي : بنادير.. ودرباكة!!

رمضان جربوع : ماذا فعلت بنا بيروت؟

طارق الهوني : مهرجان الاسطي للفكر والفنون : اليوم الأول

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : المثقفون والسلطة

حمد المسماري : خنازير محلية

المحمودي : الحركة السنوسية.. بين الحقيقة والوهم

فرج بوالعشة : تعقيب على تعقيب السيد الكيخيا..!!

Tuesday, 19 May, 2009: The Obama Administration is pressing the Libyan government to explain the reported prison death of a former CIA detainee - an incident that U.S. officials fear could reopen questions about the agency's "extraordinary rendition" program and further complicate the president's plans to shut down the Guantánamo Bay detention center. According to human-rights groups, the body of Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi—once one of the U.S. government's prize captives—was turned over to family members last week after they were told he had committed suicide at Tripoli's Abu Salim prison by hanging himself with a bedsheet. [Newsweek] More
Tuesday, 19 May, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) - A team from Amnesty International is in Libya to visit prisons and detention centers, and to probe the apparent suicide of a Libyan former leader of Al-Qaeda, a Gadhafi Foundation official said Monday. The Amnesty delegation is likely to meet Justice Minister Mustafa Abdeljalil and visit men's and women's prisons, mainly to learn about conditions, said the official. Invited by Seif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and head of the Gadhafi Foundation, the human rights group will also investigate the death of Ali Mohammed al-Fakheri, also known as Ibn al sheikh al-Libi. [AFP] More
Tuesday, 19 May, 2009: May 17, 2009 (PARIS) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy today urged the Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi to pursue his efforts to ease the current tension between Sudan and Chad. French Defense Minister Hervé Morin was in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, to deliver a message from President Sarkozy to his Libyan counterpart on a strategic partnership, the official JANA said. "Sarkozy appealed to the (Libyan leader) to continue his efforts to overcome the tension in Sudan-Chad relations. [Sudan Tribune] More
Tuesday, 19 May, 2009: ADDIS ABABA, May 18 (Xinhua) - The African Union (AU) on Monday selected Libya's port city of Sirte to host the organization's next summit in July in place of Madagascar's Antananarivo. After a closed-door meeting at the AU headquarters, the pan-African body's Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) made a decision to allow Libya's Sirte to host the 13th AU summit, due to be held from July 1 to 3. Prior to the summit, there will be a meeting of the PRC from June 24 to 26 and a meeting of the Executive Council of the AU from June 28 to 30. The theme of the 13th AU summit is "Investing in agriculture for economic growth and food security". [XinhuaNet] More
القوى الوطنية الليبية على الساحة السويدية : دعوة إلى الأعتصام ( تعديل في موعد الإعتصام )

التضامن : يجب التحقيق في أسباب وفاة "علي عبدالحميد الفاخري"

جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : احتجاجات طلابية فى مدينة مرزق

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : حول تواطؤ القذافي الإجرامي الدّولي

فتحي العريبي : عن الفرق بين بابا..و.. البابا     التانغو الأخير في الشرق الأوسط 2009

مهدي التمامي : شاكلة الكلاب المخنوقة

د. الهادي شلوف : لماذا سحبت الدولة الليبية ورجل مخابراتها الأول قضيتهم أمام القضاء الفرنسي

نوري رمضان الكيخيا : لهم سقفهم ولنا سقفنا..

Monday, 18 May, 2009: MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Haile Gebrselassie has won the 10-kilometer Great Manchester Run. The 36-year-old Ethiopian finished in 27 minutes, 39 seconds on Sunday, missing out on breaking the 27:21 course record set by Kenya's Micah Kogo in 2007. Ali Mabrouk El Zaidi of Libya was second in 28:13. Gebrselassie lost his world 10K road mark in March when Kogo ran in 27:01 ... [AP] More
Monday, 18 May, 2009: TRIPOLI, Libya - After 40 years in power, Libya’s leader Moammar Qaddafi is keen to show the world a new and improved version of his regime. After decades of running a rogue state, Qaddafi has been on a slow and steady track to prove he can, not only get along, but play along with the West. And he may have achieved it. When the U.S. State Department starts courting, you know you’ve done something right. For decades, terrrorist attacks -- most notably the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland -- and an active weapons of mass destruction program had alienated the North African nation ... [CBS] More
Monday, 18 May, 2009: The islamist terrorist who was the key source of the false intelligence used to trigger the US and UK 2003 military invasion of Iraq has been found dead in a Libyan prison cell. Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi allegedly commited suicide by hanging in the prison where he was being held in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. His death followed a visit by a team from Human Rights Watch, one of the world's leading independent organisations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. The al-Libi affair opens a window on an extraordinarily close espionage link that existed between the government of the former US president. [Sunday Herald] More
Monday, 18 May, 2009: Malta has appointed new ambassadors to the Russian Federation and Libya. Charles Inguanez, an experienced diplomat who served at the Foreign Affairs Ministry for over 22 years, will be posted to Moscow. Since March 2006, Mr Inguanez has been serving as Director General, European and Economic Affairs. George Cassar has been appointed ambassador to Libya. Among other appointments, he has acted as legal adviser and company secretary and served on the board of directors of a number of companies. [Times Of Malta] More
Monday, 18 May, 2009: Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan leader and current Chairman of the African Union (AU), Mouammar Kadhafi, on Saturday evening held telephone discussions wit h Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, as part of the ongoing consultations between both leaders, an official source in Libya told PANA. [PANA] More
Monday, 18 May, 2009: Malta has on Sunday assumed the presidency of the 5+5 Defence Western Medi- terranean Initiative, during the annual Defence Ministers’ meeting of the initiative that was held in Tripoli, Libya this morning. The Defence Initiative was formally established in December 2004 by the signing of the Declaration of Intent, by the Ministers of Defence of the participating countries namely Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia. This initiative provides the only all en-compassing multi-lateral forum for defence and security matters for the Western Mediterranean. [Malta Media Online] More
ايمن حباب : قرطالة الثقافة

عبدالجليل عبدالقادر : ويش خطّره صوب القديم الليله؟!

مجاهد البوسيفي : حمدي قنديل : الانتهازية الراقية

خالد المهير : الناشطة الحقوقية عزة المقهور في محاضرة بالجامعة الليبية الدولية

لقاء "موقع اتحاد المدونين الليبيين" مع الصحفي والمدون الليبي عـيسى عـبدالقيوم

Sunday, 17 May, 2009: The EU's anti-immigration patrols will not turn back immigrants to Libya, as Italy is doing, but "will keep on following the current rules of engagement as established since 2006". "At the moment Frontex does not plan to change the operational plan for the Nautilus 2009. The Italian development is based on bilateral agreements between Italy and Libya. Frontex is coordinating cooperation between member states but the command and control stays in hands of the hosting country." The mission, in fact, is being hosted by Malta and according to a Frontex spokesman speaking to The Times yesterday from Warsaw, everything is business as usual and Frontex does not have any intention to return people to Libya. [Times Of Malta] More
Sunday, 17 May, 2009: Libya is taking steps to welcome home one of its own -- the only person ever convicted of blowing Pan Am Flight 103 from the sky over Lockerbie, Scotland. His transfer would seal the mockery of justice for 270 victims, including four Western Pennsylvanians. "Justice" is why Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, has appealed for the second time his 2001 conviction. But he'll forgo that formality, and supposedly drop his appeal, if Britain allows his transfer from Scotland to Libya -- where he would "serve" the remainder of his 27-year sentence. Reportedly he's dying of cancer. Even as his appeal goes forward, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission has raised new questions about evidence in the 1988 jetliner bombing. [Pittsburgh Live] More
قورينا : المنهج في‮ ‬كتابات الصادق النيهوم     أويا : ‮"‬بروتاغوراس‮" أو الحقيقة في ‬وجهها الآخر

طارق القزيري : العرب : دول هشة تحت مطارق التـّفتت

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : مدينة البلاء الأول (بنغازي)

محمد قدري الخوجة : مبايعة محمّد الحسن الرّضا بشروط!! (1)

د. مصطفى عبدالله : أزمة الصحة في ليبيا

طارق الهوني : بنغازي .. أمّي

Saturday, 16 May, 2009: OSLO, May 15 (Reuters) - Norwegian economic crime unit Oekokrim has dropped an investigation into suspect consultancy payments made by Norsk Hydro (NHY.OL) in Libya, the Norwegian aluminium producer said on Friday. The Libya scandal forced Norsk Hydro's former chief executive, Eivind Reiten, to resign from the post of StatoilHydro (STL.OL) chairman in 2007, after Norsk Hydro sold its oil and gas activities to Norwegian energy group Statoil. "This has been a challenging case both for the company and for the individuals involved, and we are pleased that Oekokrim has arrived at this conclusion"... [Reuters] More
Saturday, 16 May, 2009: News of the death, in a Libyan jail, of Ibn al-Shaikh al-Libi, a US terror suspect who was the subject of an extraordinary rendition, then tortured in Egypt and Jordan as well as CIA prisons in Afghanistan and Poland has, understandably, raised questions about whether he committed suicide – as the Libyan authorities claimed – or whether he was murdered. Just two weeks ago, representatives of Human Rights Watch saw him in Tripoli's Abu Salim prison, and although he refused to speak to them, they reported that he "looked well." Al-Libi's death should also raise uncomfortable questions... [The Guardian] More
Saturday, 16 May, 2009: ANTANANARIVO, May 15 (Reuters) - Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina will meet African Union chief Muammar Gaddafi of Libya despite the continental body's refusal to recognise the island's army-backed leader, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The 53-member body suspended the Indian Ocean island in March after Rajoelina took over from the elected leader with the help of renegade soldiers, and called the former disc jockey's seizure of power "a coup". "The president of the High Transitional Authority will make a three-day visit to Libya from (Saturday). He will meet the president of the African Union... [Reuters] More
Saturday, 16 May, 2009: Azizia Glass Manufacturing Company (AGMC) will open its new Glass Processing factory on the 20th th May 2009. The factory has installed and commissioned the latest state of the art computerized glass processing technology to meet the large demand for specialized processed manufactured glass in Libya. The company has spent over 12 million Libyan dinars setting up and re generating the dedicated glass factory in Al azizia to provide the widest range of products, applications and glazing... [Tripoli Post] More
Saturday, 16 May, 2009: The Libyan authorities on Thursday announced that it is to ban smoking in public places, and the media advertising of all tobacco products. The decision announced by the Libyan cabinet also prohibits selling cigarettes to any person less than 18 years old. The Libyan government also banned producing any kind of sweets that are shaped like cigarettes and banned manufacturing, importing or marketing any product that carries titles of tobacco products, such as clothes or shoes or toys. [Tripoli Post] More
Saturday, 16 May, 2009: RABAT, May 15 (Reuters) - Disappointment at the slow pace of oil finds in post-sanctions Libya is sowing doubt over output targets and leading some foreign oil firms to re-assess their prospects in the country. Libya was off limits for most foreign oil firms for decades and they accepted some of the industry's tightest exploration and production sharing deals when they were at last able to access Africa's most promising oil acreage. That puts them under heavy pressure to deliver. It is still early days for engineers scouring the desert country and its Mediterranean sea bed for oil and gas. [Guardian] More
حافظ موسى أبوبكر : شكوى من مواطن من مدينة طبرق

د. فتحي العكاري : مطبات ومحطات على الطريق

د. على سعيد البرغثى : أزمة النظام الصحي الليبي

LHRS : LHRS Calls For Investigation Into The Circumstances Of The Death Of Al-Fakhiri

أحمد الفيتوري : مهرجان الأسطى في درنة : 17-18-19-5-2009م

Friday, 15 May, 2009: Italy has given three patrol boats to Libya as part of an agreement between the two countries to stem the flow of migrants illegally reaching Italian shores. Italy's conservative government is cracking down on illegal immigration.The Interior Ministry says another three boats will be given to Libya in coming weeks. Rome is pressing Libya to improve coastal patrols. It says Libya is a starting point for thousands of migrants traveling to Europe from northern and sub-Saharan Africa. Interior Minister Roberto Maroni presided over a ceremony Thursday in the Italian port town of Gaeta to hand over the first three boats. [Etaiwan News] More
Friday, 15 May, 2009: The Libya 2009 African Nations Basketball Championship for Men shot off on a big note on Tuesday with the media launch for the biggest competition in the sport on the continent. The event, which was witnessed by media representatives from across the continent, was held at the Lebdah Ballroom of Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel. The Media Launch marked the official commencement of the final countdown to the competition billed to hold in Tripoli and Benghazi from August 5th to 15th. [This Day Online] More
Friday, 15 May, 2009: (ANSAmed) - GAETA, MAY 14 - Libya can process requests from asylum seekers who might otherwise have presented them in Italy, Libyan ambassador Hafid Gaddur said Thursday. "The asylum requests can be assessed in Libya, we already host many political refugees from many countries," Gaddur said at a ceremony where Italy handed over the first three of a flotilla of patrol boats to be used to stop boat people setting off from the north African country. "Libya is a country which hosts two million undocumented immigrants. Anyone who wants to,can stay with us and may do so in peace unless they commit a crime".[ANSAmed]More
تعازي إلى آل البرعصي

الشرق الأوسط : مؤسسة القذافي : ملف الجهمي أغلق وسنتولى مصاريف علاجه

حريق تازربـو 20     حريق تازربـو 1     حريق تازربـو 6

سليم الرقعي : الصادق النيهوم.. هل كان بالفعل صديقاًً للعقيد القذافي!؟

فتحي العريبي : الصادق النيهوم.. رسامًا

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : ليبي في نيويورك

فرج بوالعشة : القضية الوطنية..وضبط المصطلحات والمواقف..!! (2)

علي الخليفي : صائد الشحارير .. صفحة من كتاب المراثي

Thursday, 14 May, 2009: TRIPOLI (AP) - The U.S. has raised the American flag over its embassy in Libya for the first time in about 30 years. Wednesday's ceremony was the latest sign of improving U.S. relations with the once-pariah North African nation. The embassy in Tripoli opened two years ago, but the nomination of Gene Cretz as U.S. ambassador was held up until late last year. Cretz attended the flag-raising ceremony and is the highest-ranking U.S. diplomat in Libya since 1972, when Washington's last ambassador was withdrawn as Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi intensified anti-Western policies. The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli was closed in 1980. [AP] More
Thursday, 14 May, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) - US ambassador Gene Cretz called on Wednesday for visa formalities with Libya to be eased, as the Stars and Stripes was hoisted at an American mission in Tripoli for the first time in 30 years. "I'm working hard at making it easy to Libyans to visit the United States. I hope to get the same response from the Libyan government," the ambassador told journalists. The flag-raising ceremony over the new US mission building came just over a month after the opening of an American visa section. "In addition to normalising our political relationship, rebuilding the links between the American and the Libyan peoples is one of my fundamental goals," Cretz said. Still being built, the US embassy is surrounded by heavy security and is located in Tripoli's ancient trading district of Jeraba. [AFP] More
Thursday, 14 May, 2009: ROME - Libya's sovereign-wealth fund may take a minority stake in Enel SpA as part of the Italian utility's planned capital increase, according to Enel's chief executive and Libya's ambassador to Italy. In an interview, Enel CEO Fulvio Conti said the Libyan Investment Authority had recently expressed interest in taking a minority stake in the Italian utility. The fund could either buy shares in the open market or subscribe to an €8 billion ($10.9 billion) capital increase that Enel is planning in order to cut its debt load, Mr. Conti said. "We would welcome their ideas. It is premature to say how much and if and when they would participate," Mr. Conti said. Mr. Conti has been making the rounds with investors in recent weeks to drum up support for the capital increase. A week ago, the executive traveled to Libya to make a presentation about Enel... [WSJ] More
Thursday, 14 May, 2009: WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday welcomed news that ailing Libyan political activist Fathi al-Jahmi is receiving medical treatment in a Jordanian hospital. "We welcome reports that Fathi El-Jahmi is in Jordan receiving medical care and believe this is a positive development," according to a brief statement from the office of the US State Department spokesman. Earlier, a Jordanian source told AFP -- on the condition of anonymity -- that Jahmi, who has publicly called for democracy in Libya and criticized the regime of Moamer Kadhafi, was admitted to the private Arab Medical Centre in Amman on May 6. "He is currently under intensive care and being treated by a Jordanian cardiologist," the Jordanian source said without elaborating. Information Minister Nabil Sharif said Jahmi "is free to leave Jordan whenever he wants after his treatment." [AFP] More
Thursday, 14 May, 2009: The UN Security Council has rejected an appeal made by Libya to issue a resolution against Israel over its war crimes in the Gaza Strip. Libya along with a number of Arab countries made an appeal to the UN Security Council after a recently published UN report blamed Israel for six major crimes committed during the Gaza war. Libya demanded an emergency meeting to discuss Israeli crimes including "death, injuries and damage" which were "caused by military actions, using munitions launched or dropped from the air or fired from the ground, by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)," according to the UN report. The members of the Council, however, rejected the request and only "expressed their concern about the findings of the report" commissioned by UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon, Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said after a closed-door council meeting on Wednesday. [Press TV] More
Thursday, 14 May, 2009: TRIPOLI (AFP) - The Barber of Seville is coming to Libya on Saturday when Gioachino Rossini's opera is performed at an open-air Roman theatre to launch a new festival. Bruno Streiff's production in the theatre at Sabratha, on the Mediterranean coast west of Tripoli, is the largest cultural event to have been staged as a Franco-Libyan cooperation, said French ambassador Francois Gouyette. He plans an annual festival, "Voices of Sabratha", bringing together French and Arabic performers. An audience of around 1,500 is expected for Saturday's production, which also aims to "highlight Libya's cultural heritage", the ambassador told a press conference. [AFP] More
Thursday, 14 May, 2009: ROME, May 13 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will pay his first official visit to Italy next month and return for the G8 summit in July, the Italian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Libya's ambassador to Italy Hafed Gaddur said the visit from June 10 to 12 would mainly address bilateral issues. The two countries signed an accord last August under which Rome will provide billions of dollars in investments and compensation for its colonial rule of the North African country from 1911 to 1943, ending a long-running dispute. They have also signed an agreement meant to stop illegal immigrants from reaching Italy, and last week Rome began sending migrants intercepted at sea directly back to Libya before they reach its shores, drawing criticism from the United Nations. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 14 May, 2009: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian charge d'affaires to Libya stressed Iran's presence in the Libyan market, announcing Iran's increasing efforts to bolster economic ties with Libya. Although Iran is not the first trade partner of Libya comparing with Turkey and Italy, its aim is to boost economic relations between Iranian and Libyan Businessmen, Mohammad Panabad said Tuesday evening on the sidelines of a meeting between a Libyan economic delegation and Hamedan province officials, including deputy governor general of the province and members of the provincial chamber of commerce. A 4-member trade and economic delegation led by the deputy head of the Libyan Chamber of Commerce attended a meeting in Hamedan province on Sunday. [Fars News] More
محمد بن احميدة : الظلم يضحك والحق يبكي في بلادنا

بوخزام العناني : رجل الحريات العامة.. في ذكرى السيد حسين مازق

عبدالكافى البرعصى : في مكانه لوّلي

طارق الهوني : رحيل فارس الرومانسية في ليبيا

أحمد الفيتوري : نجم النجوم الصادق النيهوم

السليني : أبلِغ أخاً في ثـنايا القلبِ منزلـُهُ

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009: The U.N. refugee agency urged Italy on Tuesday to grant asylum to migrants it recently sent back to Libya, saying Rome was violating the fundamental principle offering protection to people fleeing persecution. In a formal letter of protest to the Italian government, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said it had interviewed some of those Italy returned to Libya and found "a number" who might qualify for asylum. In a bid to crack down on illegal immigration, Italy last week began sending migrants intercepted in international waters back to Libya without screening them for asylum first. [Etaiwan News] More
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009: UNITED NATIONS, May 12 -- Libya has circulated to other UN Security Council members a draft resolution about the UN's Gaza report. Inner City Press was the first to obtain and publish a leaked copy of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's summary of the report and his four page cover letter. Since then, it has become unclear on what legal or even philosophic basis Ban Ki-moon is withholding the full report, UN work product, from the member states which pay for and own the Organization. [Inner City Press] More
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009: The Sixth International Conference on Quality, which has brought together experts and specialists from Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and the United Arab Emirates, opened in Tripoli on Monday to discuss scientific issues related to the subject. The two-day meeting would mainly focus on the general conceptions of the building of competitive capacities, types of consolidation of the competitive capacities of Libyan enterprises and institutions, Arab, African and international experiences on the subject, quality infrastructure and their role in the strengthening of competitive capacities. [PANA] More
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009: May 11, 2009 (PARIS) - The Chadian President Idriss Deby blasted Libya for its opposition last Friday to a UN Security Council condemnation of the Sudan-backed incursion of the Chadian armed opposition begun May 5. The Security Council issued a presidential statement on May 8, condemning the military incursion by Chadian rebels "coming from outside" the country, an indirect reference to their bases in western Sudan. The Council also said any attempt to destabilize the Chadian government was unacceptable. The Chadian ambassador at the UN had requested the meeting and accused Sudan of perpetrating the attack saying it threatens peace and security in the sub-region and in Chad itself. [Sudan Tribune] More
التضامن : بيان : الأمن الداخلي في مدينة البيضاء يهدد أهالي ضحايا الإختفاء القسري

عبدالعزيز السوادي : في ذكرى رحيل السيد حسين مازق

فاطمة محمود : يا بنغازي ... (2)

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : ورفلة ليسوا عمال نظافة يا درناوي

رمضان جربوع : حسّ المواطنة والديمقراطية تلازم لا بد منه

Tuesday, 12 May, 2009: Publicly listed PT Medco Energi International is seeking as much as US$275 million worth of loans to develop its oil block in Libya. Medco project director Lukman Mahfoedz said the so-called Area 47 project in Libya would cost $800 million for facility construction and $300 million for development. “Of the total cost of US$ 1.1 billion, Medco will only contribute 25 percent,” he said. Medco president director Darmoyo Doyoatmojo said he was optimistic the company would secure the required loans. [The Jakarta Post] More
Tuesday, 12 May, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MAY 11 - Libya is celebrating Europe day with an official welcoming ceremony to the first ambassador from the European Union accredited in the country, Goubantini Jamel. The occasion being marked is the start of the third round of negotiations between Libya and the European Union in Brussels this week to discuss trade and economic relations, with the aim of defining a framework agreement. The last phase of negotiations took place in February, when European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, went to Tripoli... [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 12 May, 2009: (New York) - The Libyan authorities should carry out a full and transparent investigation of the reported suicide of the Libyan prisoner Ali Mohamed al-Fakheri, also known as Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Libi, who was held in secret US and Egyptian detention from late 2001 to at least 2005, was found dead in his cell in Abu Salim prison in Tripoli. Human Rights Watch spoke with him briefly in the Tripoli prison on April 27, though he refused to be interviewed. [HRW] More
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الشرق الأوسط : تساؤلات حول وفاة معتقل سابق في غوانتانامو داخل سجن ليبي

موسى عبدالكريم : قضية سجن أبو سليم واللجوء للقضاء الدولي

د. فتحي الفاضلي : الحركة السنوسية.. صفحات من جذور الصراع في ليبيا

فرج بوالعشة : أوباما وإستراتيجيات الخروج من المشروع الإمبراطوري

نجوى محمد خليفة : خطاب مفتوح إلى أمين التعليم : شكوى مدرّسة

دار الكتب الوطنية : بيان

Monday, 11 May, 2009: A former senior official of El-Qaeda, Ali Mohamed Al-Fakheri, alias ‘Ibn E-Sheikh El-Libi, committed suicide in his cell in Libya where he was serving a life sentence since his extradition from Guantanamo in 2006, a Libyan newspaper reported Sunday. Ali Mohamed Abdelaziz Al Fakheri, known as ‘Ibn E-Sheikh El-Libi was found dead of suicide in his cell, said the newspaper ‘Oea’ without specifying the date or method of suicide. Former El Qaeda, Ibn E-Sheikh El-Libi, 46, was responsible for Khalden, a training camp of El Qaeda in Afghanistan. He was arrested in 2001 by coalition forces, while attempting to cross the Afghan-Pakistani border. The former detainee of Guantanamo was delivered in 2006 to Libya where he was sentenced to life imprisonment. [Ennahar Online] More
Monday, 11 May, 2009: (Tripoli Post, The (Libya) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The 5th Telecom and Information Technology Exhibition-TAQNYA started on Sunday of the 26th of April at Maitiga Airport in Tripoli, Libya and ended on the 30th of April. According to the head of the organizing committee Mr. Tareg Elbadri, the exhibition recorded the highest turn out so far of roughly ten thousand visitors compared to the last exhibition which had less visitors. This year's 5th TAQNYA was officiated by Dr. Mohammad Al-Qathafi Head of the General Telecommunication Authority. "This year's exhibition registered more than 68 local and private exhibitors. [TMC Net] More
المحطة 3 ( كتب )

صفحات من كتاب "المتفرّج الوحيد" ـ تأليف : فتحي العريبي (1)

طارق القزيري : كيكينهوف 2009 : ملايين الزهور بنكهة نيويورك

شهد و رمزي العبيردي : مراحب

مدوّنة "سريب" : مليون قارئ ... وعامان من العطاء

فتحي العريبي : خمس قراءات في كف إبراهيم الكوني

مكتب الاعلام بالاولمبياد الخاص الليبي : اليوم الوطني للاولمبياد الخاص الليبي

د. أحمد شرف الدين الحطماني : أكبر عملية نصب في التاريخ الليبي المعاصر

Sunday, 10 May, 2009: MANILA, Philippines - The North African country of Libya is in need of more than 16,000 migrant workers, Labor Secretary Marianito Roque said Saturday. Citing a report from Philippine labor officials in Tripoli, Roque said oil-rich Libya is experiencing a construction boom and has remained relatively unscathed by the global financial crisis that battered major Filipino workers’ destinations such as Dubai and Taiwan. “The employment prospects in Libya and nearby nations are favorable for OFWs as they continue to be the preferred choice among foreign employers,” Roque said. [Global Nation] More
Sunday, 10 May, 2009: Fitch Ratings affirmed Libya's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Rating at 'BBB+', with a stable outlook. The firm also affirmed the short-term foreign currency IDR at 'F2.' Charles Seville, Associate Director in the Sovereign group at Fitch said, "Libya's 'BBB+' rating balances zero government indebtedness and a formidable external balance sheet against economic reliance on oil, the challenges of modernizing the country's economy, and political-institutional factors". The firm noted that Libya's ratings could benefit from a further strengthening of the external balance sheet. [RTT] More
Sunday, 10 May, 2009: THE Scottish legal body which cast doubt on the safety of the Lockerbie bomber's conviction has been condemned for carrying out a "woefully inadequate" investigation by the American FBI agent in charge of the case. Richard Marquise claimed that the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission did not make thorough enough inquiries before it concluded that there were grounds for Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi to appeal against his conviction. Marquise criticised the three-year investigation conducted by the SCCRC, the body responsible for looking into potential miscarriages of justice. [The Scotsman] More
Sunday, 10 May, 2009: IT'S easy to have sympathy with a man who, dying of cancer, probably has only months to live. It is possible, even, to understand the added frustration when that man is locked in prison for a crime he claims he never committed. But for most people these sympathies do not stretch as far as Adbeldbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the man found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing which killed 270 people. And yet Al-Megrahi stands on the brink of leaving Greenock Prison. Following a prisoner transfer bid by the Libyan authorities, the former secret agent could be sent home to complete his life sentence. There, he would be outside of Scottish jurisdiction and the way he is treated will be down to the Libyans. [Edinburgh News] More
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صقر بلال : القبلية وأنفلونزا الوطن

أحمد الفيتوري : عسل النار وزبد الماء..

د. فتحي العكاري : غدامس عروس الصحراء

عاشور الورفلي : إلى أن يعتذر الرئيس التونسي.. دعوة لمقاطعة شعبية

منصف عبدالرحمن : وقفات مع مقالات المحمودى (3)

Saturday, 9 May, 2009: ROME (AFP) - Italy rejected Friday criticism by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees of its operation to return to Libya boat people picked up off its shores by Italian vessels. In what Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni hailed as an "historic day" in the fight against illegal immigration, three Italian navy launches ferried 227 boat people into the port of Tripoli Thursday. They had only been picked up the day before as they sailed from North Africa. "The migrants were unable to make any demands for asylum because they weren't even received," UNHCR spokeswoman Laura Boldrini told AFP. [AFP] More
Saturday, 9 May, 2009: Kevin Nickelberry's new job will make him a basketball globetrotter. Nickelberry, who resigned last month after three seasons as Hampton University's men's basketball coach, is the new head coach of the Libyan national basketball team. "Over the last couple of years, I've heard so much about international basketball," Nickelberry said. "It's really intrigued me, and it's another one of those things I can cross off my list." Nickelberry is flying to Libya today, where he will be introduced at a press conference and begin holding national team tryouts. Then it's off to Turkey to train for two international tournaments in June. [Daily Press] More
Saturday, 9 May, 2009: In an embarrassing situation, the Libyan authorities arrested the Copt Gergis Massoud Hanna, 41 years old, accusing him of proselytizing and detained him in prison. According to Dr. Naguib Gibraeel, President of Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization EUHRO, an attorney and a Copt himself, Mr. Hanna was publishing purely Christian spiritual contents on his electronic website, which the Libyan authorities considered to be "Proselytizing Christianity in Libya". "Hanna has not been proselytizing Christianity on his website, the matter is simply that a Muslim Egyptian named Saad el-Din Saad, who is the detainee's partner in a small business for recycling used manufacturing oil, denounced him to the Libyan External State Security. The Muslim partner wanted to get rid of him by being sent back to Egypt, so that he can put his hand on the whole business" Gibraeel commented. [Aina] More
Saturday, 9 May, 2009: (ANSAmed) - MAY 8 - The way in which Italy rejected the boat of would-be illegal immigrants from Libya was "a nasty surprise" for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR), after the Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni had reassured him two weeks earlier that the policy of disembarking in Lampedusa would continue. So said the UNHCR spokesperson, Laura Boldrini, speaking on Vatican Radio. "About ten days or two weeks ago," she said to the Vatican's radio station, "High Commissioner Gutierrez met Minister Maroni, and during this meeting Gutierrez was given ample reassurance that the so-called Lampedusa model, that is, the system of support, welcome and information, was in no doubt at all. And so for us this was truly a nasty surprise." "Resolving moments of dispute between countries and the European Union, deciding to ask others, third parties, to manage asylum, is in our opinion worrying," she added. [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 9 May, 2009: The end of the second week and we have reached Sousa in eastern Libya having ridden 1,600 miles with several long days mainly on B-roads from Batna in Algeria, via Tunis and Tripoli. Constant overtaking, constant vigilance for the unexpected. The Channel Tunnel seems a life time away. We have settled into a cohesive team, each with our responsibilities and riding order, but when it comes to options, no one plays the Indian, making the decision as to which route to take from Batna to Tunis a drawn out debate. Our delightful guide was beside himself as each of us in turn took him aside to discuss the alternatives. [Times Online] More
Saturday, 9 May, 2009: The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is in deteriorating health and "absolutely desperate" to see his family, an MSP said yesterday. But Christine Grahame refused to say whether Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi intends to abandon his appeal against conviction, following her meeting with him at Greenock Prison. Libyan authorities have applied for Megrahi to be moved to Libya under a prisoner transfer treaty between that country and the UK. advertisement But no decision on this can be made by Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill if there are outstanding legal proceedings. Ms Grahame, SNP MSP for South of Scotland, spent an hour with Megrahi at the prison where he is serving a life sentence. [The Herald] More
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Remembering May 1984 ذكرى أحداث مايو

ليلى الهوني : يا ليتني كنت معكم..!!

ليلى الهوني : في ذكرى معركة باب العزيزية : لن ينام الثأر في صدري

ادرار نفوسة : مايو.. لهذا كانت معركة باب العزيزية ولهذا ستكون أخرى أو أخريات

المحمودي : وقفات مع (سعيد العريبي) الكاتب بموقع المنارة (6)

الإجدابي : مدرسة 7 أكتوبر ..‬ فصول لم تسكتمل     الإجدابي : الرمال المتحركة تزحف على مدارس الصفيح بالجليداية

عبدالله 87 : طبّيله : الصبر اولالك يا عيني..

نادي الباروني الرياضي الأجتماعي : أمسية شعرية برعاية النادي بمدينة مانشستر

حملة التضامن : نشطاء من شباب الحملة يتظاهرون في عيد العمال العالمي

السليني : ألا لا يجهلن أحد علينا ..

Friday, 8 May, 2009: ROME (AFP) - Libya for the first time Thursday agreed to take back boat people picked up off its shores by Italian vessels, prompting concern among human rights and humanitarian groups. In what Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni hailed as an "historic day" in the fight against illegal immigration, three Italian navy launches ferried 227 boat people into the port of Tripoli. According to Italian aid agency CIR, three of the women were pregnant and one of them had to be hospitalised on arrival at Tripoli. Since they had been picked up Wednesday in waters patrolled by the nearby island state of Malta, the deal could help resolve a long-running conflict between Italy and Malta over responsibility for boat people, said Maroni. [AFP] More
Friday, 8 May, 2009: RABAT: Signs that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is reining in his liberal-leaning son Saif Al Islam could weaken already fragile prospects for democratic and free-market reforms in the north African country. Libya’s relations with the West took a leap forward in 2003 when it gave up banned weapons programmes and again last year when it agreed with the United States to settle compensation claims for attacks including the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing. Saif Al Islam, 36, took a central role in negotiations to end years of sanctions that had left OPEC member Libya out of bounds for most foreign investors. He has also called for more press freedom and deeper democracy. But last week the government took control of an independent television channel linked to Saif Al Islam, stoking speculation he had pushed the reform agenda too far and angered powerful state apparatchiks who favour the status quo. [The Peninsula] More
سليم الرقعي : نحو مواجهة القرصنة الفضائية التي يقوم بها نظام القذافي!؟

AM&S : Libyan Berbers Struggle To Assert Their Identity Online

الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا : ملتقى الشهيد أحمد إبراهيم احواس

علي يوسف زيو : في الذكرى الخامسة والعشرين لإعتصام أبريل 1984

عبدالجليل عبدالقادر : سقـّدناك .. عدّي بالسلامه

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : يا سيد اللاءات طز في ما تقول.. فما أنت إلا مهبول !!

Thursday, 7 May, 2009: EDINBURGH (AFP) — Libya has applied for the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing to be transferred home from Scotland, where he is jailed for life and dying from cancer, officials said Wednesday. The request to transfer former Libyan agent Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi could take three months or more to process, officials said, while a spokesman for victims' relatives backed the move. "The application will be considered by officials who will provide information and advice to Scottish ministers for decision on this matter," said a Scottish government spokesman. "Under the terms of the agreement this process may take 90 days although it could be longer if further information is required." [AFP] More
Thursday, 7 May, 2009: The man sentenced to life imprisonment in Libya for converting Libyan Moslems into Christianity said he was unjustifiably sentenced by the Libyan authorities. According to Daniel Baidoo, 35, he only received a parcel containing a Bible and Christian tracts and that formed the basis for his arrest. Speaking to Joy News’ Evans Mensah on Wednesday, Mr. Baidoo said he is not aware of the Libyan law which prevented Moslems from being converted into Christians. He contended he had seen Christian tracts being distributed at the Union Church in Tripoli and could not understand why he would be arrested and sentenced for life for receiving a parcel of Christian materials. Baidoo was given clemency, after serving eight of his 25 years... [MyJoy] More
Thursday, 7 May, 2009: AMMAN (Petra) - Jordan and Libya signed 12 agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoU) during the Jordanian-Libyan Higher Committee meetings which concluded on Tuesday. During the meetings, co-chaired by Prime Minister Nader Dahabi and his Libyan counterpart Al Baghdadi Ali Al Mahmoudi, the two parties signed economic agreements in the fields of industry and trade, investment promotion and protection, and standards and metrology. Agreements in the sectors of transportation, customs, agriculture, construction, health, higher education and scientific research as well as anti-narcotics were also signed. Industry and Trade Minister Amer Hadidi said Jordan and the north African country looked into means to increase trade exchange and to address some outstanding issues including allowing cargo trucks carrying Jordanian products to enter Libya. [Jordan Times] More
Thursday, 7 May, 2009: The whereabouts of the Libyan stuff is an interesting question, but the National Nuclear Security Administration isn't answering it. "Regarding your recent question about Libyan equipment, we have no comment," Steven Wyatt, a federal spokesman at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, said today by e-mail. Ever since the uranium-enrichment equipment and other stuff was airlifted out of Libya in early 2004 (in one of the Bush administration's most heralded coups on the non-proliferation front) and brought to Y-12 for staging and safe-keeping, I've tried to keep track of the centrifuges, etc. In July 2006, Wyatt responded to questions by saying, "The equipment is still being stored in Oak Ridge and is awaiting disposition." [Knox News] More
Thursday, 7 May, 2009: Libyan revolutionary leader Mouammar Kadhafi who is the current chairman of the African Union (AU), on Tuesday received Guinea Bissau's Prime minister, Carlos Gomez Junior, in Tripoli. Guinea Bissau's Prime minister, according to official Libyan sources, thanked Colonel Kadhafi for his efficient initiatives that have led to the entrenchment of security and stability during the transitional phase in this West African country after the political turmoil [Afriquejet] More
Thursday, 7 May, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MAY 6 - The border between Libya and Tunisia was closed for several hours yesterday due to turmoil involving fans of Tunisian and Libyan football clubs, who played in an African Union league match on Saturday. Pan-Arab daily Al Manar reported the story, saying that the border was closed for just a few hours. Problems began when Libyan fans of the Al-Ahly side tried to cross the border into Tunisia, seeking "revenge" for the treatment they received on Saturday at the end of the match played in Sousse (Tunisia) against Sportstar, which ended with the Tunisian side winning 2-0. At the end of the match, according to the testimony of an Al-Alhy fan today in Tripoli, several Libyan fans (about 6,000 supporters attended the match in Tunisia) were beaten by the Tunisian police and were then escorted, with the aid of Libyan police, back across the border to Libya. The fans said that about ten people were injured and five buses used by the Libyan fans to get to Tunisia were set ablaze during the incidents. [ANSAmed] More
عاشور الورفلي : مدعى حقوق الإنسان في الزاوية الضيقة

د. مصطفى عبدالله : عندما يصبح السارق نبيلا

صفحات من كـتاب (برقة الهادئة) (11)

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : رحيل الكاتب صاحب الريشة الساحرة محمد احمد الزوي

أسعد العقيلي : انقلاب صغير.. داخل الرواق

Wednesday, 6 May, 2009: CALGARY, Alberta, May 5 (Reuters) - Verenex Energy Inc (VNX.TO) said on Tuesday it has not received any notice from Libyan officials about their plans to trump a takeover bid made by China National Petroleum Corp [CNPET.UL] for the small Canadian oil firm. The head of Libya's National Oil Co has repeatedly stated plans to exercise its rights to match a C$499 million ($427 million), or C$10 per share, bid for Verenex made by CNPC's international arm made in February. [ID:nLQ630159] However Verenex, which operates in part of Libya's Ghadames Basin, where it has made several oil discoveries, said in a release that Libya has not presented an offer. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 6 May, 2009: May 5 (Bloomberg) -- PT Medco Energi Internasional, Indonesia’s biggest publicly traded oil company, said it may sell part of a stake in a Libyan oil block to raise funds for projects in Indonesia. The shares surged to a seven-month high. Medco may alternatively use its 50 percent stake as collateral to obtain a loan, Budi Basuki, president of the company’s production unit, told reporters in Jakarta today. Co- explorer Verenex Energy Co. of Canada holds the other 50 percent. A stake sale or loans with its Libyan venture as collateral may help Medco cut the cost of raising funds for projects including the Donggi-Senoro liquefied natural gas venture in eastern Indonesia. Medco’s stake may be worth at least $400 million. [Bloomberg] More
Wednesday, 6 May, 2009: A South of Scotland MSP has claimed prison chiefs blocked a visit she had arranged with the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing. The SNP's Christine Grahame was due to meet Abdelbasset Ali al-Megrahi in Greenock prison on Sunday. She said her office was contacted on Saturday night and the visit was cancelled for "unspecified reasons" The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) said there were "established procedures" for visits including appropriate notice. The MSP believes the Libyan, who is suffering from prostate cancer, was wrongly convicted and has been working with relatives of victims to overturn the verdict. [BBC] More
Wednesday, 6 May, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MAY 5 - Abdullah has decided to go home, but takes no joy in doing so - indeed his eyes tell a sorry tale of "defeat". He is the tale of all the Abdullahs, Mohammeds, Ahmeds and Alis who having made it to Libya after torturous journeys from the heart of Africa, have not managed to conquer "fortress Europe" and choose to go home. They are able to do so only thanks to their national embassies in Tripoli and the IOM (International Organization for Migration) which organise their return remotely from Italy and other European countries. The failed immigrants fly home on charter flights, with documentation from their consulates and having received medical and psychological care. [ANSAmed] More
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التضامن : توضيح حول اللقاء الصحفي مع مندوب سويس إنفو

إيلاف : السلطات الليبية شوشت على برنامج حواري

الحوار : بوضوح مع المعارض والسياسي الليبي جمعة القماطي

القوى الوطنية الليبية علي الساحة السويدية : دعوة إلى الأعتصام

أمارير : الإسلام ، نحن والآخرون (3)

Tuesday, 5 May, 2009: DUBAI, May 4 (Reuters) - Marriott International (MAR.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is eyeing further expansion in North Africa, particularly Libya, as it strives to find growth areas in the global economic downturn, a senior executive said on Monday. Marriott, which plans to open 29 hotels in the Middle East and Africa over the next five years, sees potential for Libya to become a tourist destination, Ed Fuller, president and managing director of Marriott Lodging International told Reuters in an interview. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009: (KUNA) -- The candidature of Ali Abdessalamm Al-Triki of Libya to become the UN General Assembly President for its 64th session has already been endorsed by the African Group and he will be officially elected on June 10, a diplomatic source told KUNA. He will replace Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann of Nicaragua whose Presidency of the Assembly's current 63rd session ends in mid September. [KUNA] More
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009: “‘Global declines in press freedom’ persisted last year, with setbacks highlighted in Israel, Italy, Taiwan, Hong Kong and elsewhere across the world, an annual survey said Friday. Freedom House, a nongovernmental organization that supports democracy and freedom of the media, said in its annual press freedom survey that ‘negative trends’ outweighed ‘positive movements in every region, particularly in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and North Africa.’ … The worst-rated countries in the world are Myanmar, Cuba, Eritrea, Libya, North Korea and Turkmenistan.” [Rational Review] More
موحمد ؤمادي : إستدراك على مقالة تاويزا

أحمد السنوسي : بل كهلان يهوي أمام قلم الشيخ محمد سعيد السعيطي

جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : رسالة مناشدة الى منظمة اليونسكو

المتربص : هجمة شرسة تقوم بها مجموعة العميد مختار محفوظ على عائلة ليبية بقصد التهجير

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : أين يذهب مرضى السرطان .. يا طغاة طرابلس الخذلان!!

عيسى عبدالقيوم : يا حزارك يا مزارك !!

رابطة المثقفين والكتّاب الليبيين : اليوم العالمي لحرية الصحافة

الويلولي "الزواري" : رداً على مجموعة تاويزا للعمل الامازيغي الليبي

فوزي عبدالحميد/المحامي : أسماء بعـض اليهود عربية

Monday, 4 May, 2009: TRIPOLI, Libya, May 2 (APP): Pakistan and Libya on Saturday reiterated the need for resolving conflicts and disputes of region through peaceful means and reaffirmed their denunciation for efforts to link Islam and Muslims with terrorism. In a joint statement issued at the end of President Asif Ali Zardari’s three-day official visit to Libya, the two countries underscored the importance of respect for sovereignty, political independence and territorial integrity of states, besides supporting the principles of non-intervention and non-interference in the internal affairs of states. The two countries condemned terrorism in all its forms. [APP] More
Monday, 4 May, 2009: Controversial Libyan satellite channel is relocating from Libya and will soon begin broadcasting from London. According to news reports, the Al-Ghad company, which is affiliated with Seif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi, son of Libyan leader Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi, and which owns the A-Libya satellite channel, decided to transfer the headquarters of A-Libya outside the country and will enter a partnership with a foreign investor. The company said this was done in order to get benefits from a foreign investor that will help develop the channel. However, news reports suggest the relocation was driven by political reasons. [The Media Line] More
رمضان جربوع : نقل إسرائيل؟ تحويلها لإمارات في الغرب وأمريكا؟

د. الهادي علي بوحمرة : الإصلاح التشريعي في ليبيا .. الأسباب والمعوقات

الساطور : الليبية تقرّر البثّ من لندن

صقر بلال : ليتها كانت دكتاتوريةً فحسب..!!

الرابطة الليبية : اليوم العالمى لحرية الصحافة : فى ليبيا توجد صحافة ولكن بدون حرية

ابراهيم محمود : الرقابة الصبيانية للأغذية والأدوية

Sunday, 3 May, 2009: (ANSAmed) - Industrialists in the eastern Italian town of Pesaro are becoming ever more interested in the Mediterranean area, particularly Libya and Algeria. Between June 28 and July 2, both these countries will host workshops - including face-to-face meetings - to take place in Tripoli and Algiers, for the construction, mechanics and furniture sectors. Pierluigi D'Agata, the general director of Italy's industrialist association for the area (Assafrica & Mediterraneo) has said that "Libya is the fastest growing country, in terms of GDP, in the entire Mediterranean (up 7.1 in 2008) and will sustain 7.9% growth in 2009... [ANSAmed] More
Sunday, 3 May, 2009: TRIPOLI, Libya, May 2 (APP): Pakistan and Libya on Saturday signed six Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and an agreement on extradition, employment, human resource development, higher education, culture and information, political consultation and abolition of diplomatic visas. President Asif Ali Zardari and Libyan Prime Minister Dr Baghdadi Ali al Mehmudi witnessed the signing ceremony as the respective ministers signed the MoUs. Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir told APP that under the MoU on labour and manpower, Pakistan will export to Libya about five to ten thousand manpower in next two years... [AAP] More
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BLSC : Press Release : The Other Lockerbie

Ham&High : Gaddafis to settle in Hampstead Garden Suburb?

فتحي العريبي : أنفلونزا الخنازير

د. فتحي الفاضلي : والله لقد جئتكم بالذبح

سالم بن عمار : هل خسرنا معركتنا مع المخدرات؟

مجموعة تاويزا للعمل الامازيغي الليبي : تقرير حول يفرن

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : تصريح صحفي حول تعيين هدى بن عامر "رئيسة للبرلمان العربي"

المحمودي : وقفات مع (سعيد العريبي) الكاتب بموقع المنارة (5)

مثقفون : أكاكوس في خطر ... أكاكوس انتبهوا

أحمد الحوتي : يا قدس وين اصحابك

Saturday, 2 May, 2009: TRIPOLI: President Asif Ali Zardari and Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi met on Friday and expressed their resolve to further strengthen bilateral ties and to adopt practical measures for boosting economic cooperation between the two countries. Zardari, who arrived here late on Thursday at the head of a large delegation, is on a three-day visit to Libya, his first since he became president in Sept. 2008. Pakistan’s ambassador to Libya, Jamil Ahmad Khan, said the visit is aimed at “improving economic ties between the two countries”. “We hope to restore them to what they were in the 1970s when more than 150,000 Pakistanis held jobs in Libya,” he said. According to official estimates only 10,000 Pakistani expatriates now work in Libya, while the volume of trade between the two countries stands at around six million dollars annually. [Daily Times] More
Saturday, 2 May, 2009: A Ghanaian man who was imprisoned in Libya eight years ago for distributing Christian material has been freed. Ghana's Vice-President John Dramani Mahama secured Daniel Baidoo's release, during an official visit to Libya. Mr Baidoo was originally sentenced to 25 years in prison after picking up a parcel containing Biblical tracts in Arabic from a post office. It is against Libyan law to try to convert Muslims, however the US says this is rarely enforced. Mr Baidoo said he had ordered the documents from a Christian organisation in the US, reported the Ghana News Agency. [BBC] More
Saturday, 2 May, 2009: Libya and the Dominican Republic on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Tripoli aimed at consolidating their relations. The agreement was signed by the Secretary of the Libyan general people's committee, Dr Baghdadi Mahmoudi, and the Dominican Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skirrit. The MOU covers the study of Libyan facilities and investment opportunities in the fields of tourism, agriculture and water. It stipulates the consolidation of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of education, social affairs and the granting of scholarships. [Afriquejet] More
Saturday, 2 May, 2009: An Omani trade delegation led by Jamil bin Ali Sultan, Deputy Chairman of OCCI board and Chairman of the Omani side at the Omani/Libyan Council will head to Tripoli on visit. The trade delegation includes a number of businessmen representing the different trade, economy and service sectors in the Sultanate. The visit aims at exploring the fields of bilateral trade cooperation, as well as, the available investment fields among private sector establishments in both countries, as well as, the challenges facing businessmen and trade movement between the two countries. The delegation will also discuss activating the cooperation between OCCI and Libyan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. [Oman Observer] More
ميدل ايست اونلاين : الفيتوري : سأتوقف عن الشعر لئلا تصدر عني رائحة كريهة

مجلة "كراسي" ـ العدد 50 ـ مايو 2009

دنيا الوطن : القذافي هاجم البعثيين في العراق ووصفهم بصنيعة الماسونية ودافع عن الشيعة

فرج بوالعشة : القضية الوطنية..وضبط المصطلحات والمواقف..!! (1)

مهدي التمامي : محمد الأصفر.. حديث حول هذه الظاهرة الأدبية

Friday, 1 May, 2009: Have Malta’s close diplomatic ties with the Great People’s Libyan Arab Socialist Jamahiriya cooled since reaching their peak in the turbulent 1980s? RAPHAEL VASSALLO takes a look at the key moments that define the two countries’ close collaboration over the past 40 years. 1964 – 1965 Libya, since 1952 an independent Constitutional monarchy under King Idris I, establishes diplomatic relations with Malta soon after Independence on 21 Sept., and is among the first countries to open an embassy here. Malta reciprocates by opening its own embassy in Tripoli the following year. 1969 On 1 September, King Idris is deposed in a bloodless military coup d’état led by 27-year-old army captain Muammar Gaddafi. [Malta Today] More
Friday, 1 May, 2009: April 30 - iSOFT, a provider of healthcare IT solutions, has announced that its Middle East and Africa division won a two-year deal to implement its hospital information system and a LabCentre solution at Al Khadra Hospital in Tripoli, Libya. The agreement is worth A$1.4 million ($1.0 million). iSOFT’s eHIS solution will be implemented at Al Khadra private hospital in two phases in partnership with Alshada Pharma- ceutical & Medical Equipment in Tripoli. Gary Cohen, executive chairman and CEO, iSOFT, said, “This deal opens a new market for us in Northern Africa and expands our global footprint to 37 countries. [EFY] More
Friday, 1 May, 2009: Accra, April 30, GNA - Vice President John Mahama is expected from Libya tonight after securing the release of one Daniel Baidoo, who was jailed for 25 years in 2001 in that country for circulating Christian tracts in Arabic. This followed Mr Mahama's three-day visit to Libya after he had presented the clemency for the release of Baidoo to Colonel Muammar Qathafi through Dr Al-Sayeed, a Libyan Envoy who called on him last week at the Castle Osu in Accra. Mr Mawuko Zormelo, Media Coordinator at the Office of the President, told the Ghana News Agency on telephone on Thursday that the Vice President would arrive at the Kotoka International Airport with Baidoo tonight. [Ghanaweb] More
Friday, 1 May, 2009: LIBYA'S top oil official said yesterday his country is keen to invest in oil-and-gas exploration off Cyprus' southern coast. Shukri Ghanem said Libya is “very much interested in looking at different possibilities of investment” in a search for oil and gas deposits inside the island's exclusive economic zone. Ghanem, who is the chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, did not elaborate. He was speaking to newsmen shortly after exploratory talks in Nicosia with Commerce Minister Antonis Paschalides. The Libyan Oil Minister said he aspired that the “productive dialogue” initiated yesterday would continue in Tripoli. Cyprus launched an initial licensing round in 2007 for 11 blocks covering 51,000 square kilometers...[Cyprus-Mail]More
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