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أسماء : نكبة السرطان بين الزيف والحقيقة .. خطاب مفتوح إلى السيد مدير عام مركز صبراتة للأورام

العجيلي سركس : المسلم من سلم الناس من يده ولسانه

سليمان الشجاع : بلطجية الإخوة العرب

سليمان عبدالله : معمر سليمان وتزوير عقيدة القرون المفضلة!! (4)

سليم الرقعي : علي البوسيفي وغباء البشر!؟

علي البوسيفي : سليم الرقعي وجنون البقر "يُكفر بالجملة"

صلاح عبدالعزيز : أعلام من بلادي : 1. إدريس بوفايد

الرابطة الليبية : التعويض حق أساسى من حقوق الضحايا وليس وسيلة لإسكاتهم

محمد بن احميدة : الازدواجية في الإنصاف والمعاييرعند موقع ليبيا اليوم

الساطور : خايف انعيّد الجمعة انزعّل سيف!

أسعد العقيلي : حجتكم بالجمعة     د. مصطفى الزائدي : أعياد وكلمات

Tara Chatterson : The Mad Dog of the Middle East

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : طاغوت طرابلس فى عيون طلبة الجامعات الأمريكية!!

الحركة الوطنية الليبية : تصريح صحفي

Monday, 30 November, 2009: The Libyan Secretary General of the People's Committee, Dr. Baghdadi Mahmoudi, has said that contracts signed between Turkey and Libya had reached US$ 10 billion, while the trade volume between the two countries had gone up to US$ 2 billion. Speaking at a joint press conference with the Turkish Prime Minister, Tayyib Erd ogan, on Wednesday in Tripoli, Baghdadi said both nations had a lot more agreements and memorandum of understanding (MOU) to sign in future. PANA recalls that Libya and Turkey have signed two agreements and six MOUs one of which has eliminated the issuance of visas to their nationals. They also promote cooperation in agriculture as banking. [African Manager] More
Monday, 30 November, 2009: PC Yvonne Fletcher was murdered by Libyan embassy officials while on duty outside the Libyan Embassy in London, but her murderer was allowed to return to Libya as he was protected by diplomatic immunity. Although the Government at the time took the punitive action of closing their embassy in London, her killer still went free. I was therefore outraged to see President Gadaffi of Libya being hosted by our Government when it was one of his officials who murdered PC Fletcher and he had the gall to say on UK TV saying he did not know who shot Yvonne Fletcher. It seems that the sacrifice of PC Fletcher has been forgotten, just as Libya's past terrorist activities are to be forgotten. Their leadership has not changed but Gadaffi and his regime are to be forgiven; but I doubt if anyone had consulted Yvonne Fletcher's family... [Halifax Courier] More
Monday, 30 November, 2009: Ukrainian national stock company Naftogaz aims to expand its oil and gas exploration presence in Libya, said National Security and Defense Council Secretary Raisa Bohatyryova. Bohatyryova was in Tripoli on an official visit to discuss bilateral ties in the security and economic sectors. She said she was confident Naftogaz could play an active role in the exploitation of the Libyan gas sector, the National Radio Co. of Ukraine reports. Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko signed a series of intergovernmental agreements in the energy, military and agricultural sectors in May. Her visit was part of a preliminary arrangement for the Libyan construction of petroleum refineries in Odessa. The refineries will have the capacity to process roughly 73 million barrels of oil each year. [New Europe] More
تعازي إلى آل القبلاوي

سليم الرقعي : هل سيحاول القذافي الإنتقام من الليبيين!؟

ابراهيم صهّد : خاطرة حول الشعر والفن

أمارير : العيد حفل شواء ، والمدعوّون لا أحد

معمر سليمان : ذم السلف الصالح للقصاصين

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : الشيخ والمال

رمضان جربوع : لا يُصلح من أعطَب

المحمودي : سرقات طالب العلم الأشعري (معمر سليمان) (1)

صلاح عجينة : كتابان جديدان

A New Book : "Nostalgia" ; By : Ali Hussein

فوزي عبدالحميد : ليس على المنافق والزنديق حرج

ابراهيم قويدر : الاساليب التغيبية للشعوب

Sunday, 29 November, 2009: GENEVA - Libya will not be invited to the Davos economic forum until it resolves its row with Switzerland stemming from the arrest of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's son, a Davos spokesman said Saturday. "We will not invite Libya as long as its relations with Switzerland have not been normalised," Mathias Lufkens told AFP. "It is exceptional for a country not to be invited," he said, noting that Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam had attended previous gatherings of the annual forum, which brings political and business leaders together in the Swiss resort. Kadhafi's son Hannibal was arrested in July last year in Geneva after two servants complained he had mistreated them in a city hotel, sparking a diplomatic row between Bern and Tripoli. The servants later dropped the allegations but two Swiss businessmen who were detained in Libya in retaliation for the arrests are still being held. They had been due to return to Switzerland on September 6... [AFP] More
Sunday, 29 November, 2009: THE man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing was implicated in the purchase and development of chemical weapons by Libya, according to documents produced by the American government. The papers also claim that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed alMegrahi sought to buy 1,000 letter bombs from Greek arms dealers while working as a Libyan intelligence officer. The documents, prepared by the US State Department, raise further questions about the wisdom of the Scottish government in releasing the convicted bomber on compassionate grounds in August. The documents, written in 1992, were based on information gathered by the Central Intelligence Agency to bolster the case against Libya for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 which killed 270 people. They claim that Megrahi’s “deep involvement in Libya’s most sensitive, high-priority procurement operations indicates that he enjoyed the fullest confidence of Libya’s leadership”. [Times on Line] More
Sunday, 29 November, 2009: PME meets Libya Oil Minister Dr Shokri Ghanem and discusses the downstream sector. What is the current oil and gas output of Libya? Our current oil production is 1.5m barrels per day (bpd) because of the OPEC quota, but the capacity is 2 million bpd and we are working to increase that. We have many programmes where, by the year 2012, it will be 2.3 million bpd and hopefully by the year 2015-2016 it will be around 3 million barrels. We used to produce 3.2 million barrels per day but it went down because of the embargo. Regarding gas, we are producing about 14bn cubic metres of gas per year and most of it goes to Italy through a subsea pipeline. We also have an LNG plant, but the plan is that we are going to revamp the existing plant. Shell is going to build another gas plant once their gas discoveries prove to be enough for another gas train, also Eni will build another train in the western part of the country. [Arabian Business] More
د. فتحي الفاضلي : من ضحايا الارهاب : معسكر السابع من ابريل (1)

ليلى الهوني : إلى متى السكوت؟ وماذا ننتظر!؟

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : كلمة اعتزاز بالشعب الليبي

علي الخليفي : شعب الله المختار وشعب الله المحتار

صقر بلال : إندحار وليّ الشيطان في ليبيا

المحطة 3 ( كتب ) : اضافات جديدة

مركز الدراسات الليبية : كتاب جديد : "جرائم اللجان الثورية في ليبيا : من المسؤول عنها؟" ـ تأليف د. محمد المقريف

أمارير : كتاب "في الحياة"

عبدالله عبدالرحيم : أخي صلاح اعتقد انك متأثر بأفلام الهوليود     م. ز. : كبش العيد كتب وصية     ليبيا الإخبارية : أخبار

علي زيو : العصيان المدني فى ليبيا

مركز التوثيق الليبي : حولي العيد سايل دمعه

محفوظات (2) : هذه الصحراء (1)

عيسى عبدالقيوم : ( نصوص : 8. وشوشة )

طارق القزيري : ( حسن معوض : أنا مطمئن لمستقبل الراديو رغم كل شيء )

بلال الليبي : لسان حال الملحد، عنز ولو طارت

د. مصطفى عبدالله : لعمري إنها علامات النهاية

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه‮ : 4 قصص قصيرة..

Saturday, 28 November, 2009: Lord Mandelson should use his friendship with the son of Colonel Gaddafi to help negotiate compensation for people injured by IRA bombs, a victims’ campaigner has said. Willie Frazer, who lost his father and two uncles during the Troubles, said he was “sickened” by reports that the former Northern Ireland Secretary of State had attended a shooting party with Saif al-Islam Gadaffi in England earlier this week. He said: “At the minute, at the very least it is distasteful for that man, Lord Mandelson, to be affiliating himself with Colonel Gaddafi. [Belfast Telegraph] More
Saturday, 28 November, 2009: Libyan revolutionary leader Mouammar Kadhafi, the current AU chairman, on Thursday received in Tripoli a high-powered delegation sent by Niger's president, Mamadou Tandja, official Libyan sources revealed. Led by the interior minister, Albadé Abouba, the delegation comprised, among others, warlords, faction leaders and former armed groups. The delegation transmitted to the leader Kadhafi a message from President Tandja in which he commended the efforts of the Libyan leader and his initiatives which recently culminated in the proclamation of total peace by these factions and groups in Niger. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 28 November, 2009: Football - Libyan side Al Ahli has qualified for the final of the North African Soccer Union's tournament after beating the Royal Armed Forces of Morocco 1-0 in the second leg, semi-final match played Wednesday in Benghazi, 1,500 kilometres away from the Libyab capital, Tripoli. Samir Al Wahj scored the only goal of the match in the 12th minute. The two teams played a goalless draw in the first leg match in Morocco 13 October. The final match will feature Al Ahli and Tunisian team CS Sfaxien who beat Algerian JS de Belouizdad.in the other semi-final. [Afrique Jet] More

أتقدم إلى كافة الأخوة الليبيين والأخوات الليبيات بأجمل التهاني وأطيب التمنيات بمناسبة عـيد الأضحى المبـارك أعـاده الله عـلينا جميعـاً بالخيـر والسعـادة.   ابراهيم سعيد اغنيوه


تهاني العيد

عبدالنبي أبوسيف ياسين : فى ليبيا، حتّى الكبش دايخ!

رمضان جربوع : عصمليات.. حكومات بنوكات سويسريات لزومات شروطات

موسى عبدالكريم : صرخة حق فى وجه سلطة ظالمة

مراد : أنا إخواني إذن أنا حمار !!

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : يا شعبنا تمسكوا بمناسككم وشعائركم

الآن : اليوم أول أيام عيد الأضحى في ليبيا     الجزيرة : رفض بليبيا للاحتفال بالعيد الخميس

محمد نور الدين : الرجال مواقف

فتحي العريبي : أكبر ساطور في بنغازي

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : فلتذهب ليبيا إلى الجحيم!!

مركز التوثيق الليبي : إلى كل سجناء ليبيا... لم ولن ننساكم... كل عام وأنتم بخير

Friday, 27 November, 2009: The brother of a Swiss national detained in Libya for 17 months has appealed to the authorities to release him as a "humanitarian gesture". Moritz Göldi told Swiss television that his brother, Max, was not well and had been suffering from nightmares and anxiety attacks since he and fellow Swiss Rachid Hamdani were abducted by the Libyan authorities and kept in a secret location for a seven-week period. They were returned to the Swiss embassy on November 9. Göldi said the time in isolation had been an "extremely stressful situation" for his brother. Göldi told the Rundshau news programme that generosity and hospitality were important traits in Libyan society and so appealed to the government and Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi to allow the two to leave the country. He also praised the Swiss foreign ministry's cooperation in calling for their release and said he did not understand criticism of President Hans-Rudolf Merz's trip to Tripoli. [Swiss Info] More
Friday, 27 November, 2009: LORD MANDELSON appeared to defend his friendship with the son of Muammar Gaddafi today by stressing the importance of "integrating" Libya. The Business Secretary has been criticised for apparently attending a recent shooting party at Lord Rothschild's Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, with Saif al-Islam Gadaffi, as reported in The Spectator magazine. Lord Mandelson refused to confirm he had been present, but categorically denied being involved in the shooting of any pheasants. Speaking at Williams Formula One's Oxfordshire headquarters after a tour of the factory, Lord Mandelson said: "I, and other members of the British Government think it's very important indeed that we integrate Libya, a former terrorist state, one that we cannot describe as part of the international community in any form. "It's very important that we integrate that state, and not ostracise it. "So, of course, in Britain we will continue to have, and cultivate, our political, our cultural, our economic and trading relations, but not, as it happens, while shooting pheasants. "I have never been at a shoot, I have never taken aim at a pheasant in my life, and I don't, at my age, intend to start now." [Scotsman] More
Friday, 27 November, 2009: The 10-year uncertainty over Turkey’s planned water sale to Israel from the Mediterranean district of Manavgat has come to an end, as a local official said they are ready to deliver the water to Libya instead. Speaking to the Anatolia news agency, Fethi Yalçın, managing director of the Antalya Water and Drain Water Institution, said though the $140 million Manavgat Drinking Water Supply Project was completed 10 years ago, no developments regarding the export of the water is foreseen. “The project’s only aim was to export water,” Yalçın said. “But, for 10 years, no water was sold. A communiqué sent from the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works [DSİ] informed us that Libya is requesting water from Manavgat. We answered back, saying that the project is ready to sell water.” [Hurriyet Daily News] More
جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : بيان بمناسبة عيد الأضحى المبارك

فرج بوالعَـشّة : "سي" عمر المختار شيخ المقاومة الجهادية (2)

الإحصائي : المركزية فى خطوط الطيران الليبي

فوزي عبدالحميد : الشركات متعددة الجنسية والجرائم

م. و. : تقبّلوا التعازي في بطاقات الأندية واللجنة الأولمبية والرياضة الليبية

نادي الباروني : المهرجان الثاني لهواة ومحبي ركوب الدراجات الهوائية

د. محمد بوقعيقيص : مناشدة

هالة المصراتي : المقامات الغداوية

صلاح عبدالعزيز : إخوان ليبيا... لماذا الآن!؟

المحمودي : حوار بين (معمر سليمان) و (جورج) (1)

خادم الإخوان : النفسية الموتورة.. "القزيري نموذجا"

مركز الدراسات الليبية : كتاب جديد : "انقلاب القذافي.. الدور الاسرائيلي" ـ تأليف د. محمد المقريف

Thursday, 26 November, 2009: The Libyan ambassador to the United Nations could be moving to Englewood as early as next week, despite fierce opposition from some nearby residents and local officials. Mohamed Shalgham will be moving with his family to the exclusive East Hill section, where the Libyan government has owned a mansion on Palisade Avenue since 1983, Englewood Police Chief Arthur O’Keefe said Wednesday. O’Keefe was notified Tuesday night by Libyan authorities that Shalgham would take up temporary residence in Englewood while his Manhattan home is being renovated, O’Keefe said. The chief has been in discussions with Libyan and U.S. authorities for several weeks. “Right now, it’s temporary, but we discussed that it could become permanent, and my understanding is that they have every right to make it a permanent residence because it is their property,” O’Keefe said. “I was told that the move is imminent.” [North Jersey] More
Thursday, 26 November, 2009: (Reuters) - Campaign group Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday it had for the first time been given permission to launch a report on Libya's rights record from inside the country, a step it said showed a new openness. Libya was for decades off-limits to any foreigners trying to scrutinise the rule of its leader, Muammar Gaddafi, but in the past few years there has been a limited opening up led by Gaddafi's reform-minded son. New York-based Human Rights Watch is critical of Libya's government. In its 2009 annual report it said Libyans were denied freedom of expression and dozens of people were in prison for criticising the country's leadership. "Human Rights Watch is planning to release its report on human rights in Libya from Tripoli in the first week of December," the group said in a statement sent to Reuters. "We think this is an important precedent and an indicator that some members of the Libyan government are open to listening to criticism of their human rights record." [Reuters] More
Thursday, 26 November, 2009: Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq was not considered one of the main security threats for Britain in the years before the country was invaded, according to testimony from British foreign office officials on Wednesday. William Ehrman, the Foreign Office's director of international security from 2000 to 2002, told an inquiry into Britain's involvement in the Iraq war that in terms of nuclear capability and missiles, other countries were considered a higher priority. "I think Iran, North Korea and Libya were probably of greater concern than Iraq," said Ehrman in testimony on the second day of hearings, which are examining the lead up to the war. The probe is looking into whether former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair pledged support for former U.S. president George Bush's invasion of Iraq even before the U.K. parliament approved military involvement in 2003. [CBC] More
Thursday, 26 November, 2009: UPI) - Ukrainian utility Naftogaz aims to expand its oil and gas exploration presence in Libya, said National Security and Defense Council Secretary Raisa Bohatyryova. Bohatyryova was in Tripoli on an official visit to discuss bilateral ties in the security and economic sectors. She said she was confident Naftogaz could play an active role in the exploitation of the Libyan gas sector, the National Radio Co. of Ukraine reports. Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko signed a series of intergovernmental agreements in the energy, military and agricultural sectors in May. Her visit was part of a preliminary arrangement for the Libyan construction of petroleum refineries in Odessa. The refineries will have the capacity to process roughly 73 million barrels of oil each year. Ukraine is facing complications in its Soviet-era ene [UPI] More
Thursday, 26 November, 2009: Lord Mandelson has infuriated families of the Lockerbie bombing victims by attending a shooting party with Colonel Gaddafi's son. The Business Secretary and Saif Gaddafi were guests of billionaire financier Lord Rothschild and his son Nat at the family mansion in Buckinghamshire. In a bizarre confirmation of Labour's close links to the Libyan regime, Cherie Blair was also present. The gathering came after the controversial release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al Megrahi, who was flown home by Saif Gaddafi to a hero's welcome in August. Megrahi, who has prostate cancer, was released from a Scottish jail after being given just three months to live. His continued survival, however, more than three months later has renewed claims that his release was cynically engineered to placate the Gaddafi regime and protect lucra [Daily Mail] More
Thursday, 26 November, 2009: A Libyan man has been arrested at the airport while trying to export some 200 canaries. Another abandoned his luggage and managed to run out of the airport. The birds were found hidden in luggage. They had been sedated using lighter gas, but many of them were dead. The discovery was made when suspicion was aroused during check-in before a flight to Tripoli. Officers from the Animal Welfare Department were immediately called to the scene. A similar discovery was made last week when canaries were found hidden in a Libyan man's jacket and in his bag as he tried to smuggle them out on a flight to Tripoli. The Director of the Animal Welfare Department, Mario Spiteri, said the arrested Libyan would be accused of animal cruelty. It was quite clear, he said, that there was a racket of bird exports, with canaries fetching a good price in Libya. Canaries were not protected birds, he said, and they could be legally bought in Malta and exported, but procedures had to be followed for the proper care of the birds. [Times of Malta] More
التضامن : بيان حول تعرض فريق إذاعة بنغازي لمضايقات أمنية

الرابطة الليبية : استمرار ممارسة الإفلات من العقاب انتهاك لحقوق الإنسان

ناجى الفيتورى : بين المغضوب عليهم والضالين

د. ادريس بوفايد : أن تكون أُمّة هي أربَى من أُمّة

صلاح الدين الغزال : حلم أمّة     فتحي العريبي : أنا وشلال درنة..

أمارير : كتاب تلوين للأطفال

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : كرة القدم واشياء أخرى

محمد بعيو المصراتي : ثلاثية هافانا القذرة

Wednesday, 25 November, 2009: With apologies to those who actually take soccer seriously, and without minimizing the injuries and property damage that have occurred: Just when you thought the Egyptian-Algerian football war couldn't get any funnier, the Arab League has asked the famously peace-loving, notably sensible and celebratedly conciliatory Libyan strongman Moamar Kadafi to mediate the dispute. One would really love to have been in on the Arab League's deliberations. How did they settle on Kadafi? Does he have a hitherto secret expertise in soccer? Were no other human rights-abusing dictators available? Or is it part of a long-term Kadafi plan to rehabilitate his image (much needed now, after the whole trying to convert 200 Italian women to Islam fiasco)? Well, we'll see how it goes. If it works out, perhaps Obama should ask Kadafi to zip over to Tehran to persuade the mullahs to give up their nuclear ambitions, or to Jerusalem to patch things up between the Palestinians and Israelis. Hey, what could it hurt? [Examiner] More
Wednesday, 25 November, 2009: Turkey and Libya announced on Tuesday that they have mutually abolished visa requirements, opening a new era in once-strained ties. “We have agreed to end visa requirements,” Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi announced after talks with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Tripoli. “We have Eid al-Adha coming up. As of today, Turkish citizens can visit Libya and Libyan citizens can visit Turkey without having to obtain visas.” Erdoğan, the first Turkish prime minister to visit Libya in 13 years, also met with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The prime minister is accompanied by ministers of foreign affairs, foreign trade, energy and transportation in his three-day visit. The lifting of the visa requirements came as Turkey works to strengthen trade ties with Libya. Speaking to the Anatolia news agency, Zafer Çağlayan, the minister for foreign trade, said Turkey has so far begun projects worth $21 billion in Libya. He added that Libya has promised to set aside business worth tens of billions of dollars to Turkish entrepreneurs. [Today's Zaman] More
Wednesday, 25 November, 2009: Libya intends to submit a draft decision to the UN Security Council calling Israel to freeze building in West Bank settlements despite the expected veto from the United States. "We are in talks with the Palestinians and members states of the Security Council. This is what we plan to do," said Libyan Ambassador to the UN Mohammad Shalgham. According to him, the Arab countries will attempt to garner a consensus on such a resolution prior to Friday's Eid al-Adha holiday. (AFP) [YNet News] More
Wednesday, 25 November, 2009: Last week there was much moralizing when it was revealed that the son of Equatorial Guinea's dictator was rolling around the US spending his country's oil wealth. But he may not even be the worst case of a dictator's offspring turning America into their personal playground. People with knowledge of their movements say Saif and Hannibal have been in the U.S. this year. The State Department would not confirm or deny the reports and the Libyan Embassy did not return repeated calls for comment. They're every bit as ridiculous as Teodoro Nguema Obiang, the heir to power in Equatorial Guinea, and have — if anything — greater freedom to spend their ill-gotten gains in the US. Let's start with Hannibal, pictured on a placard here in a protest against his imprisonment by Swiss authorities (more below): He enjoys beating women (allegedly) and driving his Porsche the wrong way down the Champs-Elysees in Paris at 90mph. [Gawker] More
Wednesday, 25 November, 2009: Confucius says, why buy a treasure from a man if you can wait for him to lose it? The turmoil now affecting Oleg Deripaska's United Company Rusal, a world leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum and which must now wait until the end of this week for a decision on a possible share listing in Hong Kong, has become a critical test of the difference between the Russian and Chinese approaches to resource concessions and national company value. Even those guardians of international financial propriety, the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal, have noticed that Rusal's market valuation is dropping through the US$20 billion point and reaching the mark once predicted by Russian bankers - just $10 billion. They are conceding there has been a pickup, along with the aluminum market (prices have surged about 36% this year, according to Bloomberg), but no one is confident of pinning a precise tail to that valuation donkey. [Asia Times] More
Wednesday, 25 November, 2009: Libya's laws are about to be changed to allow the formation of non-governmental organisations while the number of crimes for which the death penalty will apply will be reduced, a magistrate said. "If the new legislation is adopted, Libyan citizens will have the right to create civil associations on condition that they are apolitical," Abdelrahman Boutouta, the head of a legal committee tasked with amending Libya's penal code, told reporters. According to the magistrate, all clauses forbidding the creation and outlawing membership of NGOs have been removed from the penal code, adding however that a "law of associations" is being drafted. The penal code sanctions capital punishment for all individuals who support, create, join or finance organisations proscribed by law. Statutes and rules of civil associations are considered as not promoting the ideals of the Libyan revolution led by Colonel Moamer Kadhafi on September 1, 1969, and therefore illegal. [Times Live] More
Wednesday, 25 November, 2009: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that they invited Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi to pay a visit to Turkey, Anadolu reported. Erdogan attended the Turkey-Libya Business Forum at the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli as part of his official visit to Libya. He said at the forum, "Turkey aims at increasing number of its embassies in the African continent to 27 by the end of next year. We believe that Libya will support us in this process. We attach great importance to Libya's pioneering and leading role in Africa." "Despite the global financial crisis, trade volume between Turkey and Libya rose 40 percent to 1.4 billion USD. This is quite meaningful. We expect this amount to further increase to 2 billion by the end of 2009. We target to increase our trade volume with Libya up to 10 billion USD in the next five years. Therefore, we want to sign a free trade agreement with Libya in the first half of 2010," he said. Erdogan said that they were planning to increase number of Turkish Airlines (THY) flights between Istanbul and Tripoli up to 14 in a week. [Trend] More
تعازي إلى آل بلوزة

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : دعوة لحضور حفلة العيد

طالب : ماليزيا : تبخرت أموال العلاج والآن تتبخر الأدلة على سرقتها

طارق القزيري : كي لا يكون الحاجّي جهمي آخر

عبدالرازق المنصوري : هل يجب على الليبي دائما أن يحب الثورة بخناينها؟ (2)

علي زيو : مذبحة ابوسليم ... واحتراق القلوب (2)

حركة بصيص الأمل : والله إن العين لتدمع!

Tuesday, 24 November, 2009: SYDNEY (Dow Jones)--Woodside Petroleum Ltd. (WPL.AU) on Tuesday forecast its full year oil and gas production in 2010 to fall to between 70 million and 75 million barrels of oil equivalent. Australia's second biggest oil and gas company reiterated its 2009 output guidance of 81 million to 86 million BOE. It said its 2010 forecast excludes a 5.8 million BOE contribution from its share of the Otway gas project, offshore Victoria state, which Woodside recently agreed to sell to Origin Energy Ltd. Woodside said in a statement it has negotiated a sale of its onshore assets in Libya and expects to exit the country early in 2010. [WSJ] More
Tuesday, 24 November, 2009: (Reuters) - Templeton Asset Management fund manager Mark Mobius said he was eyeing private equity and other investments in Libya and said the stock market had enormous potential for growth. Mobius, a prominent emerging market investor, told Reuters at the launch of a new Egyptian brokerage office in Tripoli he saw potential for tourism, infrastructure and telecoms investments. Libya, holder of Africa's largest oil reserves, has attracted a wave of interest from Arab and international companies, operating mainly in energy and construction, since most international sanctions were lifted in 2004. "This market is very exciting now because the government is embarking on a privatisation programme to list many of the state enterprises. Although the market is small now, the potential for growth is enormous," Mobius said. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 24 November, 2009: Jack Straw is to face questions about his role in the run-up to the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. MPs on the Justice Committee will press the justice secretary on why he decided not to exclude Megrahi from a prisoner transfer agreement signed with Libya. The Lockerbie bomber, who has terminal cancer, was granted a compassionate release from prison by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill. The August release sparked an international outcry. Although Megrahi was released on compassionate grounds there have been many questions over the prisoner transfer agreement signed with Libya, which would also have allowed him to return home. [BBC] More
Tuesday, 24 November, 2009: ­The Libyan government has announced plans to sell small stakes in the country's two mobile phone networks as part of a wider plan to sell off state owned corporations. The IPOs will offer shares in the government's two mobile telephone operators, al Madar and Libyana, as well as in Iron and Steel Company and National Commercial Bank. The government also announced details of tax breaks to make trading on the local stock exchange more appealing to investors. "The trading volume remains small because we are still at the start, but I expect that with new regulations ... the Libyan stock market will become one of the most active in North Africa and the Arab region," Seleem Naas, chairman of Libyan brokerage Sarab Foreign Exchange and Financial Services told the Reuters news agency. Earlier this year, Etisalat said it had submitted a bid for Libya's third mobile phone license, although nothing further has been heard. [Cellular-News] More
Tuesday, 24 November, 2009: A few days ago, during the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) meetings in Rome, Libyan president, Gaddafi shows us once again the Arab mentality and methods. The Libyan president, instead of spending time with other leaders discussing world hunger, gathered 200 young Italian women together to preach Islam to them. Gaddafi preached Islam to Christian women in the heart of Christianity. I am wondering if the same Libyan dictator would allow any western president to preach Christianity in Libya? Certainly, western leaders would never transform their political trips to any country into preaching about religion, if only for the reason that it’s not their duty. The only real question to ask is why would Gaddafi do this? Gaddafi is a unique character in the world of Arab leaders. He was born in 1942, and during his early years, grew up with just his mother due to the divorce of his parents. At a young age he pastured camels in the Libyan desert. In 1969, after his completion of military study in Egypt, he led a coup against the Libyan king. For more than 40 years Gaddafi guided the country as its president! [Pakistan Christian Post] More
Tuesday, 24 November, 2009: TRIPOLI, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Libya plans to sell shares in four state companies in initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2010, including two telecom firms, an iron and steel company and a bank, the chairman of the Libyan Stock Market said on Sunday. The country will also enact a law in 2010 offering tax breaks to companies listing on the exchange in an attempt to get more Libyans to invest in the country, said Soliman Shehoumi, speaking at a news conference in Tripoli. "We have an important programme to help the country's privatisation plans and to widen the ownership base through listings on the market and IPOs," he said. "I think we have succeeded over the past period." Libya, home to Africa's biggest proven oil reserves, has attracted a wave of investment since international sanctions were lifted in 2004, but not on the stock exchange. [Reuters] More
حسام الوحيشي : عصير المخالب

جلال البسيوني : مهما تغلط فيك بلادك، عمرك ما تغلط فيها     ن. ن. : عبث الكوازي وعبث فتح الله ابزيو

التضامن لحقوق الأنسان : التضامن تـُقدم شكوى جديدة إلى الفريق الأممي

محمد بن احميدة : مصطفى الزائدي يفقد صلاحياته     د. مصطفى الزائدي : معارك وملاعب

أبو الحسن الليبي : رسالة عمر الشيخي (لص خزانة بنغازي) إلي سيّده القذافي

ؤسان : أحداث عنف في مدينة زوارة

Monday, 23 November, 2009: Raisa Bohatyriova, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, will visit Libya for meeting officials on Nov. 23 and 24, reads a statement made by the NSDC administration's press service. The goal of the visit is to discuss with Libyan leadership issues of interest for both states, those of bilateral cooperation in the political, economic, military-technical, security spheres, and also interaction within the framework of international organisations. During her visit Bohatyriova will meet Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi; Imbarek Shamekh, the Secretary General of the General People's Congress (parliament speaker); al-Baghdadi ali al-Mahmudi, General Secretary of the General People's Committee (prime minister); Musa Kusa, Secretary of the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation (minister of foreign affairs); and Abu Bakr Younis Jaber, Secretary of the Interim General Committee for Defense (minister of defence). [Kyiv Post] More
Monday, 23 November, 2009: PNG-focused oil and gas producer Oil Search Ltd has given up on an exploration well in Libya. It said the A1-18/01 (Caliph) well in a frontier area offshore Libya had been plugged and abandoned after fishing attempts were unsuccessful. Global oilfield services provider Schlumberger defines fishing as "the application of tools, equipment and techniques for the removal of junk, debris or fish from a wellbore". The project is operated by Brazilian oil producer Petrobras International Braspetro BV, with Oil Search holding a 30 per cent stake. [SMH] More
Monday, 23 November, 2009: In Libya and Egypt, it's a son. In Algeria it's a brother. In Tunisia it's a son-in-law - or even his mother, the president's wife. Across Africa's northern rim, the belief is growing that these favoured relatives of long-serving leaders are being positioned for succession. With Morocco already a monarchy, the emergence of these heirs-apparent has led to the prospect of dynastic rule from the Red Sea to the Atlantic. In some countries, family succession might be hotly contested, or the potential heirs have denied any interest in inheriting power. But observers say the fact that a clean sweep of dynasties is even considered possible reflects a growing authoritarianism in the region, and shows that dwindling hopes of political reform could be all but extinguished. 'No longer taboo' The trend towards succession has spread as clans have cemented their power, and opposition - both domestic and international - has receded, says Amel Boubekeur, an associate scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center. [BBC] More
Monday, 23 November, 2009: Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz has no regrets about his trip to Libya in August and his controversial apology for the detention of Hannibal Gaddafi in Geneva in 2008. In an interview in Friday's edition of the free newspaper 20 Minuten, he says his attempt to obtain the release of two businessmen held in Libya for more than a year was foiled by the publication of police photos of Hannibal in detention in the Tribune de Genève newspaper. Hannibal's father, Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, had described the publication as an "unbelievable humiliation", when he met Merz in New York in September. Hannibal and his wife had been held for two days on charges of mistreating two of their servants. The servants later received compensation and the charges were dropped. In the interview Merz insisted the arrest had been "unnecessary and excessive". He said he was obliged to go to Tripoli because the foreign ministry's efforts to achieve a solution had not worked. "Someone had to burst the bubble," he said. [Swiss Info] More
Monday, 23 November, 2009: Apart from Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi — who recently hired 100 women in Rome for lessons in Islam — Zimbabwe’s Robert Gabriel Garigamombe Mugabe is the most notorious African leader. Mugabe is a leader who is fully in charge of his country despite a power-sharing agreement with the former opposition Movement for Democratic Change led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. To prove that he is the one calling the shots, any story about Mr Mugabe in any state media must state clearly that he is “Head of State and Government, and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.” Further, Mr Mugabe insists on attending UN meetings in Rome or New York despite the fact that sanctions imposed on him by the European Union and the US mean that he ends up being confined to the conference venue or his hotel. The sanctions, imposed in 2002 mean that Mugabe cannot go on a state visit or even holiday in Europe. [Nation] More
عاطف الأطرش : ( محمد العلاقي : خالد الترجمان فقط مكلف من الجمعية )

المحمودي : حوار بين (أمارير) و (جورج) (6)

عبدالله عبدالكريم : عقد قران السفارة الليبية على رابطة جنوب كاليفورنيا

جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : معاناة التبو في ليبيا... ظلم وحرمان وتهميش

سليمان عبدالله : معمر سليمان وتزوير عقيدة القرون المفضلة!! (3)

أمارير : كتب جديدة : تيفيناغ في أربع خطوات     المعرفة

المؤسسة العامة للثقافة : اليوم الأحد : ندوة الحرية في الأدب النسائي

شمس : دعوة لحضور مناقشة وتوقيع كتاب "نحن في عيون التاريخ" تأليف : د. ابراهيم قويدر

Sunday, 22 November, 2009: The fact that earlier this month US tech giant HP announced its plan to establish new sales and support subsidiaries in Libya by 2010, demonstrates Libya's intention to open up to foreign investments, The North African Journal online states. On its part, by doing so, HP, will increase its footprint across Africa to nine subsidiaries, that is, Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, and Tunisia. Foreign tech companies like Nokia, LG, Samsung, Huawei, Alcatel Lucent, Nokia and Ericsson, already have a strong presence in Libya, and other leading foreign companies are expected to make inroads into the Libyan market, especially after Libya recently invited bids by foreign companies to provide private cell phone and landline services to increase the level of competition in the Libyan wireless market. [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 22 November, 2009: The publication of mugshots of Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi's son after his arrest in Switzerland led Tripoli to block the return of two Swiss nationals from Libya, the Swiss President told newspapers Friday. Daily newspaper La Tribune de Geneve on Sept. 4 printed police pictures of Hannibal Gaddafi looking disheveled following his arrest in July last year after two servants complained he had mistreated them. The servants accused him and his wife of abusing them in a Geneva hotel, and the claims led to a diplomatic row with Libya. The servants later dropped the allegations. " The prime responsibility for blunders in this affair comes back to the government " Pierre Ruetschi, La Tribune de GeneveSwiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz told daily paper Le Temps that the publication of these photos was seen in Tripoli "as a humiliation." [Alarabiya] More
تعازي إلى آل المنتصر والبركي     تعازي إلى آل اكشير     تعازي إلى آل الحريزي     تعازي إلى آل المهدوي

قدس برس : عاشور الشامس : حل الخلاف بين النظام في ليبيا والإسلاميون خطوة إصلاحية لها ما بعدها

سليم الرقعي : هل سينصرنا الله بكثرة عدد حفاظ القرآن الكريم!؟

أحمد الحوتي : الشيخ صديق بوعبعاب     رجب الشلطامي : الموت في المرة الأخيرة

رمضان جربوع : بنوكات تتكلم أنكليزي     موسى عبدالكريم : عن الاصلاح والأخلاق

معمر سليمان : الحشوية وتزوير عقيدة القرون المفضلة!!

Saturday, 21 November, 2009: Three months after the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the families of American victims of the Lockerbie bombing have reignited a row over the medical advice that allowed him to be freed early from his 27-year sentence. Megrahi was released on compassionate grounds from prison in Greenock on 20 August after the Scottish justice minister, Kenny MacAskill, received advice that he was terminally ill with prostate cancer. It was said that the Libyan, who was convicted of carrying out the bombing, only had three months to live. Relatives of the victims have been monitoring the release, counting down the days; today that three-month period passed. Rosemary Wolfe, the president of Justice for Pan Am 103, which represents families of the 270 people who died, and who opposed the release, said: "It does not surprise me that he is alive and well. It was a major mistake for the Scots to let him go. It is just horrible." Today a Democratic senator in New York called for the "immediate" return of the Libyan former intelligence agent to prison in Scotland. [Guardian] More
Saturday, 21 November, 2009: THE HAGUE – Accused former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, told Special Court for Sierra Leone judges yesterday while being cross-examined by the prosecution that he did not support plans to attack Sierra Leone while he was in Libya. Taylor was responding to questions under cross-examination by lead prosecution counsel, Brenda Hollis, on his associations in Libya where rebel forces where being trained to eventually invade Liberia and Sierra Leone in 1989 and 1991 respectively. Taylor has on numerous occasions insisted that he never knew about the formation of the Sierra Leonean rebel group, Revolutionary United Front (RUF), and that he never met the group’s leader, Foday Sankoh, in Libya. The former warlord has said that he instead met the leader of the Sierra Leonean Pan-Africanist Movement, Ali Kabbah, who was a former University of Sierra Leone student leader. As Taylor was being cross-examined yesterday, he challenged prosecution claims that Kabbah and Sankoh had a schism in Libya because they both had disagreements as to what measures were needed to bring about change in Sierra Leone. [Liberian Observer] More
Saturday, 21 November, 2009: Switzerland has drastically reduced the number of visas granted to Libyan citizens, with only 83 issued so far this year compared to 5,902 in the same period last year. In response to a motion submitted by the Foreign Affairs Commission of the House of Representatives, the government on Thursday revealed the extent of the restrictions imposed since the detention of two Swiss businessmen by the regime in Tripoli. The men were first detained in Tripoli in July 2008, days after the arrest of the Libyan leader's son Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife Aline in Geneva on charges of mistreating their servants. Swiss representatives abroad no longer have the right to issue visas to Libyans and all applications are currently being referred to the Foreign Ministry and Federal Migration Office. Earlier this month, Libya complained about a European policy of restricting Schengen visas to Libyan citizens. Switzerland is part of the Schengen area, and under the agreement has a veto over the allocation of the visas which allow border-free travel throughout the 25 member countries in mainland Europe. [Swiss Info] More
Saturday, 21 November, 2009: Libyan President Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has called for an end to the buying and selling of African farmland by rich nations during UN hunger summit the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy. Speaking at a UN hunger summit November 20, he described it as “new feudalism” which could spread to Latin America as well. “We should fight against this new feudalism, we should put an end to this land grab in African countries,” Libyan Colonel declared. “Rich countries are now buying the land in Africa. They are cheating African people out of their rights. This is also going to happen in Latin America,” Gaddafi said. [Spero Forum] More
محمد نور الدين : التلبيـس

اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة : بيان حول اللقاء الأخير..

عبدالمجيد العمراني : حديقة الملك والغلام (7)

ابراهيم قويدر : التربية..أساس البناء الاجتماعي

سالم الككلي : الإخوان المسلمون إلى أين؟؟

فرج بوالعَـشّة : "سي" عمر المختار شيخ المقاومة الجهادية (1)

طلبة ـ كولورادو : المستشار الثقافي الليبي بواشنطن ومهازل التاريخ

نصر سعيد عقوب : الساطور في ميزان الشريعة والأخلاق الرفيعة

الحاج شعيب : الحاج شعيب والعيد الكبير

عبدالله عبدالرحمن : حسبك يا بوسيفي فقد بلغ السيل الزبى

أمارير : ماذا كان سيحدث ، لو كنت رجلا آخر؟

Friday, 20 November, 2009: CAIRO, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Egyptian investment bank Beltone Financial Holding has received a licence to offer brokerage services in Libya, it said in a letter to the Egyptian stock exchange. Beltone, which opened an office in Libya in November 2008, reached an agreement this month to merge with Egypt's Pioneers Holding (PIOH.CA) in an all-share deal. [Reuters] More
Friday, 20 November, 2009: The terrorist behind the Pan Am 103 bombing is still alive inside Libya nearly three months after he was released from a Scottish prison. And New York Sen. Charles Schumer wants him back in jail. British officials had said bomber Abdul Al-Megrahi was set free on compassionate grounds because he had less than three months to live. Schumer called on the Libyans to send Al-Megrahi back to Britain to continue his prison sentence since the terrorist is outliving the terms of his release. "The bottom line is Megrahi should never have been released in the first place," Schumer said Thursday. Megrahi's release outraged relatives of the 270 victims of the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing. Megrahi was cheered by a large, flag-waving crowd when he arrived back in Tripoli aboard a chartered jetliner after serving just eight years in prison for his role... [NBC New York] More
Friday, 20 November, 2009: HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai left Thursday for North Africa, where analysts said he would meet Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to maintain political pressure on President Robert Mugabe to honor their power-sharing accord. Tsvangirai and his arch-rival Mugabe joined forces nine months ago in a coalition to try to end a decade-long political and economic crisis, but their government has proved shaky because of their failure to agree on the implementation of parts of the unity agreement. Last month, Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) announced it was "disengaging" from the government but rejoined three weeks later after mediation by the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The MDC leader said he was going to Morocco for diplomatic engagements and would also meet Gaddafi, chairman of the African Union (AU), during his five-day trip to North Africa. [Reuters] More
الحيران : آهات     المصراتي : علي البوسيفي وهجوم غير مؤدب على أعلام الأمة

على البوسيفي : النفس الغريب الشاذ معمر سليمان

Thursday, 19 November, 2009: A Libyan man today pleaded not guilty to having burgled the same house in Mellieha twice, stealing more than €27,000 in cash and jewellery. El Magrus Juma Abdalla, 32, from Siggiewi, pleaded not guilty to the burglaries, which allegedly took place in September and October. He also denied attempting to steal more items from the house last Friday, when he was allegedly caught trying to gain entry through a balcony. A request for bail was turned down and he was remanded in custody. Police Inspectro Paul Bond prosecuted while lawyer Martin Fenech represented the accused as legal aid. [Times of Malta]
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Thursday, 19 November, 2009: GO is to become the first mobile provider in the world to offer data/internet mobile roaming in Libya thanks to an agreement with Libyan operator Al-Madar. "This is great news especially for businesses that travel frequently to the neighbouring African country and want to remain in touch with their office via wireless data and internet connectivity. The service is also available for Al-Madar customers travelling to Malta," the company said.. Voice and SMS roaming in Libya is already available for GO mobile customers. GO’s Senior Manager International, Wholesale and Alliances, Christian Sammut said GO's mobile roaming coverage was available in close to 200 countries worldwide thanks to roaming agreements with over 400 operators. In each EU country, the company had agreements with a minimum of two 3G networks. [Times of Malta] More
Thursday, 19 November, 2009: The second edition of the international car/motorcycle rally, called "Libya Raid", will be held from 6 to 20 March, 2010, the initiators of the sports and tourist event told PANA here on Tuesday. According to the Oyia newspaper, the second edition of the rally, sponsored by a group of businesses and companies from Germany, in collaboration with tour operators of Libyan tourism, will involve European drivers competing in the cars, motorcycles and trucks. The previous edition of the rally, which was held from 7 to 26 March, with about 88 competitors from different nationalities, covered a distance of over 2,000 kilometres deep in the Libyan desert. [Afrique Jet] More
Thursday, 19 November, 2009: Construction of a 45-hectare University campus in Tripoli, Libya is closer to realisation this week as Libyan Government agency ODAC have appointed BRUESA and IAD to take the BDP designed masterplan for the Seventh of April University’s Zuwarah Technological Campus forward. Planning and construction of the campus and its 13 buildings will be realised by BRUESA and IAD with the help of ARUP within 36 months. Design development will be led by IAD, headed up by 40 under 40, 2008 winners Cottrell & Michelangeli. The realisation of the campus has been described as a priority for the Libyan government in their policies of social reform and opening of the country. 7 April is the date in 1976 when peaceful student protests against human rights violations by the Gaddafi-led military were broken up by Gaddafi supporting students when they fired on the protesters. For years after, students and opposers were hanged on that day. The development of universities in Libya therefore is highly symbolic in moving forward. [World Architecture News] More
تعازي إلى آل الطيار     تعازي إلى آل الحمراني

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : العرب.. سر النكبة والتخلف

صلاح الدين الغزال : أشجان قلبي

فوزي عبدالحميد : هل يعتبر المسيح مرتدا؟

المحمودي : حوار بين (أمارير) و (جورج) (5)

لجنة العمل الوطني ـ السويد : مناشدة     ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : الشيخ والدنيا

معمر سليمان : الحشوية.. كاتبون بلا عقول

سالم بن عمار : مازال معمر سليمان يكذب ويتحرى الكذب!

Wednesday, 18 November, 2009: He orders 500 leggy beauties from an escort agency only to give them a bizarre talk on Islam and send them packing with a complimentary Koran. It sounds potty but this passes for normal in the ever wacky world of Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Once reviled as the father of international terrorism, the 67-year-old despot is fast becoming the world’s most bizarre leader, competing in the crazy stakes with North Korea’s Kim Jong-il. Gaddafi, in Rome for a world food summit, ordered the 500 off an escort website, insisting they be at least 5ft 7in and aged between 18 and 35. The bemused group was told to meet at a hotel in the Italian capital before being whisked to the Libyan Ambassador’s residence. Gaddafi later rolled up in a white stretch limo and wasted no time getting down to business – urging the girls to convert to Islam and handing each a Koran and a signed copy of his famous Green Book. [Mirror] More
Wednesday, 18 November, 2009: NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Turkish telecommunications giant Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (TKC, TCELL.IS) is looking east and toward other adjacent markets as the company looks for international growth, according to company official. "We are looking at the surrounding region...North Africa, Middle East, where we don't have a strong presence," Koray Ozturkler, chief corporate affairs officer, said Tuesday in a phone interview. In particular, the firm is eyeing assets in Libya. Earlier this year, Turkey's largest mobile-phone operator by subscribers said it would bid for landline and mobile service licenses in the North African country. Turkcell has 62 million subscribers across eight countries, of which 32 million users are in Turkey, where it has about 56% market share. As part of their emphasis on emerging markets, Ozturkler backed the company's long-term view on Ukraine, saying they are "committed" to the market. [WSJ] More
Wednesday, 18 November, 2009: Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Raytheon Co., the world’s largest missile maker, is interested in entering the Libyan market as Africa’s largest holder of oil reserves improves relations with the U.S. and Europe. “We are interested. We are paying attention to it,” said Paul Mikolashek, president of Raytheon International, in an interview at the Dubai Air Show today. The company would actively pursue contracts “if the opportunity develops and the political situation is right.” The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company could sell Libya surveillance gear for its airports and borders, Mikolashek said. Raytheon’s international division would do business in the country in accordance with U.S. government guidelines, he added. [Bloomberg] More
Wednesday, 18 November, 2009: Dubai, UAE; 17 November 2009: Libyan Airlines has become a new CFM International customer with the selection of CFM56-5B engines to power seven firm, five option Airbus A320 family aircraft. The firm engine order is valued at approximately $95 million U.S. at list price and the airline is scheduled to begin taking delivery in mid-2010. Libyan Airlines , based in Tripoli, was founded in 1964 as the national flag carrier of Libya. It operates scheduled passenger and cargo services within Libya and Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways, Libya's other state carrier, have recently been grouped under Libyan African Aviation Holding Company, an organization created to coordinate the development of the Libyan air transportation. "We are pleased to announce the selection of the highly reliable CFM56-5B/3 engines to power this new Airbus A320 order," said Capt Mohamed Ibsem. [Zawya] More
Wednesday, 18 November, 2009: THE Conservatives last night called for updates on the Lockerbie bomber's medical condition to be made public on the eve of the three-month anniversary of his release. Today marks the 90th day since Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi received a hero's welcome in Libya after he was controversially freed by the Scottish Government. Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has insisted that his decision was made on the basis of medical evidence which said Megrahi had as little as 90 days to live. That landmark will be passed today with Megrahi, who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer, still alive in Libya. The state of the health of the man convicted of murdering 270 people when Pan Am Flight 103 blew up over Lockerbie has been the subject of much conjecture. Mr MacAskill said his decision to release the bomber on 20 August was based on a report on the medical evidence provided by Dr Andrew Fraser. [The Scotsman] More
Wednesday, 18 November, 2009: General Ahmed Abdallah, a senior military official of Libya, is on a visit in Mauritania to discuss Nouakchott's participation in the African Union's peacekeeping force, security sources said. The Libyan general arrived here on Monday for talks with Mauritanian officials on the establishment of inter-African common defense and intervention force in case of conflicts, a mechanism proposed by Libyan leader Moummar Gaddaffi during the last African summit held months ago in Syrte. For Libya, this force is supposed to help in "peace consolidation on the continent," the Libyan official told local media. Mauritanians are currently preoccupied by security within their own territory due to the infiltration of Islamic extremists. [Xinhua] More
محمد بن احميدة : موقع ليبيا اليوم في خدمة المخابرات الليبية؟

خالد الغول : صحيفة "أويا" وتحريف الكلم

مؤسسة المنار : زيارة سمو ولى العهد الى الولايات المتحدة (5)

طالب : هل تبخرت أموال علاج الطلبة فى ماليزيا؟

محمد سيف النصر : تعقيب بسيط على (حلقات "فتح الله ابزيو")

د. علي محمد الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (18)     د. مصطفى الزائدي : صراع وأوهام

جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : النظام الليبي ومخططات التهجير القسري لأبناء التبو

د. ادريس بوفايد : "ليبيا اليوم" صحيفة تـُضلِّل قرّائها وتتمادى في تضليلهم

Tuesday, 17 November, 2009: ROME - The 200 women who answered a Rome modeling agency’s advertisement for tall, attractive party guests thought they would be attending an elegant soirée on Sunday. They were — only the host turned out to be the Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, and instead of hors d’oeuvres he offered them copies of the Koran and urged them to convert to Islam, the Italian news media reported Monday. The women, all between the ages of 18 and 35, assembled in a Rome hotel before being screened by both metal detectors and the fashion police, who turned away anyone in a miniskirt or provocative clothing, according to Paola Lo Mele, a journalist for the ANSA news agency, who answered the modeling agency’s request and went undercover to the event. The women were each paid $75 to attend. [NYTimes] More
Tuesday, 17 November, 2009: (CNN) - In what may prove one of the biggest breakthroughs against Islamist terrorism since 9/11, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a militant Libyan Jihadist group, once allied with Osama bin Laden and with close personal ties to al Qaeda's senior leadership, is publicly repudiating al Qaeda's ideology. Many expect the breakthrough talks to have an impact far beyond Libya. The LIFG's disavowal of the use of violence to achieve political ends, its criticism of attacks in the West and its clear-cut ruling that the killing of civilians is never legitimate from an Islamic point of view, amount to a stunning rebuke of Bin Laden's brand of Jihad, from former allies with significant credibility amongst Jihadists worldwide. The respect with which the LIFG is held in Jihadist circles will likely hurt al Qaeda's recruiting efforts in Libya and further afield. [CNN] More
Tuesday, 17 November, 2009: A group of party girls got more than they bargained for when they were recruited to attend a posh do in Rome on Sunday night. Instead of canapés and cocktails, the 200 young women found themselves being encouraged to become Muslims. It turned out the host was Libya's leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, in town for the UN food summit. He spoke of the wonders of Islam and assured his guests it was not anti-women, as some critics argue. The selection process had been rigorous; the identity of the host, a mystery. The girls had to be beautiful, between 18 and 35 - and at least 1.70m tall. The dress code was strict: plunging necklines and short miniskirts were most definitely out. Two-hundred women passed muster and were bussed to a plush residential corner of the Italian capital. Security scanned and shown into an imposing reception room, they were then left waiting, as several complained, without so much as a glass of water. An hour later, their host's identity was finally revealed. [BBC] More
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د. فتحي الفاضلي : اعشقوا الحرية     فتحي العريبي : لصوص الكلمة والصورة والنغم..

لجنة العمل الوطنى فى المملكة المتحدة : لقطات من اعتصام لندن

ليلى الهوني : كارثة الرعاية الاجتماعية في ليبيا

أمارير : كتاب جديد ( ديوان أمازيغي ) : إيواط ـ الوصول

Monday, 16 November, 2009: (Interfax) - Russia and Slovenia may have an opportunity for energy cooperation with Libya similar to the one currently being pursued by Russia, Italy and Libya, said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor conveyed greetings from Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi to Putin at negotiations in Moscow on Saturday. "President Qadhafi asked me to convey his greetings and best wishes to you and recommended that we sign an agreement in an appendix to the deal on the gas pipeline that would benefit both parties," Pahor told Putin. Putin said in response, "The leader of the Libyan Revolution is a very experienced man and a great specialist on energy. I think we can build a very good working relationship in a tripartite format. At least the Italians and us are approaching an opportunity of such cooperation right now." "If Slovenia joins South Stream, it will also have the opportunity to be involved..." [Interfax] More
Monday, 16 November, 2009: Do not believe that Scotland was united behind Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill's decision to grant "compassionate" release to the terminally ill convicted Pan Am 103 bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi in August. When al-Megrahi flew home to a hero's welcome in Libya, Member of Scottish Parliament Richard Baker recalls "universal outrage" among Scots at the sight of Scotland's flag "being waved to welcome home the Lockerbie bomber in Tripoli. It just turned stomachs" - and produced among sensible Scots "profound shame and embarrassment." Al-Megrahi was released after the former Libyan intelligence officer served a mere eight years in Scottish prison for his conviction for the 1988 airline bombing that killed 270 people, including 11 souls on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland. The Scottish Parliament in Holyrood voted 73-50 in favor of a measure that determined that MacAskill mishandled the decision. A poll conducted for the BBC found that 60 percent of Scots were opposed to al-Megrahi's early release and 32 percent supported it. [SFGate] More
Monday, 16 November, 2009: The Libyan government is close to agreeing a compensation package of almost stg£2 billion for the families of victims of Libyan-backed IRA violence. The Gaddafi regime is understood to have indicated to the British Foreign Office and to lawyers for the victims’ families that it is in a position to table an offer in writing after weeks of intense negotiations. The offer that has been tabled is understood to include provision for a humanitarian fund for families of victims of IRA violence that can be directly linked to munitions or logistical support provided by the Libyan government. The proposed compensation package is also understood to include an economic package and a separate fund, which would be used to develop community-based initiatives aimed at promoting nonviolent conflict resolution and cross-border programmes. The move follows discussions involving British Foreign Office officials; Jason McCue, the human rights lawyer representing Families for Innocent Relatives (Fair); officials at the Libyan Embassy in London; and officials in the office of Colonel Gaddafi’s son, Saifal-Islam Gaddafi. [SBPost] More
Monday, 16 November, 2009: The Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi, incumbent President of the African Union (AU), on Saturday met the Chadian President Idriss Deby and the Zambian President Rupiah Banda, who stopped over in the Libyan capital on their way to Italy to take part in the world summit on food security. According to official Libyan sources, Kadhafi and Presidents Deby and Banda had talks on the ongoing preparations for the holding of the summit being organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). According to the sources, the meeting enabled the three leaders to discuss activities of the AU, notably the process of replacement of the AU Commission by the African Authority, as part of the project of forming the United States of Africa. [Afrique Jet] More
Monday, 16 November, 2009: UGANDA telecom is one of the African telecommunication companies set to benefit from the $300m fund offered by the Chinese government through the LAP Green Network, a Libyan telecom firm. The money will be used to fund the Libyan African Investment Portfolio (LAP) Green’s telecommunication operations in Africa. LAP has telecom stakes in Uganda (uganda telecom), Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Niger and Togo. Mark Kaheru, the uganda telecom publicist, explained in a statement over the weekend that the $300m fund was secured from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). The deal was secured during the recently-concluded Third Conference of Chinese and African Entrepreneurs at the Egyptian Red Sea Resort. The conference aimed at expanding bilateral trade with China. [New Vision] More
Monday, 16 November, 2009: The French foreign minister vows to follow up on the case of Shia cleric Imam Moussa Sadr, who has been missing for over three decades, in a meeting with his sister. During the meeting, Bernard Kouchner told the Lebanese cleric's sister, Rabab Sadr, that Paris was ready to help uncover his fate, the Moussa Sadr Center for Research and Studies said in a Saturday announcement. Iranian-born Lebanese philosopher and prominent Shia leader who founded the Amal movement, now led by Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, disappeared while in Libya with two of his companions, Mohammed Yaqoub and Abbas Badreddine, in 1978. They were scheduled to meet with officials from the government of the Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's. There has been no trace of them since. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi insists that the three men left for Italy on August 31, 1978 after their stay in Tripoli and that his administration has no idea what became of them afterwards. [Press TV] More
سليمان عبدالله : معمر سليمان وتزوير عقيدة القرون المفضلة!! (2)

عمر الهوني : لقطات من "اعتصام اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة أمام مبنى الأمم المتحدة بجنيف"

معمر سليمان : ارتعاد فريصة المنبوذي ومريديه

لجنة العمل الوطني ـ السويد : تأجيل الإعتصام

بلال الليبي : الملحد السابق، المؤمن الحالي

بن شعيب : تعليق على مقال الأستاذ معمر سليمان (6)

أحمد الحوتي : العين سامره.. وبعض الردود عليها

نادي الباروني : دعوة لحضور حفل معايدة بمناسبة عيد الأضحى المبارك

فوزي عبدالحميد : أولادي رهائن في سويسرا منذ سنة 2005     Otages Libyens en Suisse

Sunday, 15 November, 2009: Two Swiss businessmen detained in Libya for more than a year are to be put on trial for tax evasion and visa irregularities, Libyan officials say. Max Goeldi and Rachid Hamdani were refused exit visas in July 2008, soon after the arrest in Geneva of a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. They were handed over to the Swiss embassy in Tripoli on Monday, fuelling expectations they would be released. But foreign ministry official Khaled Keim said they would stand trial. Mr Keim called on Switzerland not to make any links between the case and the issue of what he called the "aggression" against Col Gaddafi's son, Hannibal. "They will be tried and charged with non respect for residence visa procedures and tax evasion," he said in a statement on Thursday, quoted by Reuters. [BBC] More
Sunday, 15 November, 2009: BOSTON - Hundreds of Amnesty International activists have gathered in Boston for a regional human rights conference that will include a tribute to a Libyan official who died in custody after advocating democracy. The human rights group says about 500 activists and volunteers from the Northeast are expected to attend Saturday’s conference. A memorial tribute is scheduled for Fathi el-Jahmi, a Libyan provincial official who died in custody in May after spending most of the past seven years in prison because he had pressed for democracy. His brother, Mohamed el-Jahmi, will represent the family. Amenesty International says the conference will discuss immigrants’ rights and how to combat terror by seeking justice. It will also discuss ways to end human rights abuses that cause and result from poverty. [Boston Herald] More
Sunday, 15 November, 2009: Several imams in Tripoli have used their sermons on the occasion of Friday prayers to denounce the rise in the fees for pilgrimage to Mecca (Hadj), which has increased by 100% to 6,600 Libyan dinar this year (about US$5,000) for each pilgrim. The imams asked the authorities in charge of the hajj to give explanations for the rise they regard as colossal. The services of the hajj in Libya said the rise in the pilgrimage costs was because of increase in the rent in the cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. This year, the Libyan authorities have yet to ask Libyan pilgrims to be vaccinated against swine flu, otherwise they will not be allowed to enter Saudi Arabia to fulfil their religious duty. [Afrique Jet] More
Sunday, 15 November, 2009: The Minister-President of the Walloon government, Rud y Demotte, on Friday ordered the delivery of the remaining arms, ordered by Libya, shunning the recommendation of the State Council, the highest administrative authority of Belgium, which decided in October to cancel the licences to export we a pons to Tripoli. The order, placed with the National Factory of Herstal, in the Walloon Region, is estimated at more than 12 million euros. It was for purchasing 367 guns F2000, 367 rifles P90, 367 pistols 5.7; 2,000 guns reduced lethality and more than one million pieces of ammunition. Shipment to Libya began in July, following the granting of licence. The Walloon Minister-President announced that a second Libyan order, amounting to 111 million euros, would probably be honored because the National Factory had already signed the contract with the Libyan government. [Afrique Jet] More
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رمضان جربوع : الإصلاح.. الإعاقات والمعيقون

طلبة موفدون ـ أمريكا : مناشدة بفتح تحقيق ضد فساد من يسمى نفسه بـ (خبير امريكا)!

فتحي عبدالحميد : أكذوبة ندب قاضي تحقيق في مذبحة أبي سليم

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (9)

مسعود الكاشف : طيب الشريف بؤرة الفساد الأولى     بوشعالة : عرّاب دولة آل القذافي!!

مصعب أبوزيد : مرّة أخرى الشعب الليبي يسأل القذافي : من هم أخوالك؟ (2)

Saturday, 14 November, 2009: (Reuters) - Relief among foreign investors at the return of a Western-friendly face at the head of Libya's state oil company is being tempered with concern that a conservative old guard is chipping away at his authority. Shokri Ghanem, a former prime minister and prominent reformist in the north African OPEC member, was reinstated as chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOC) weeks after reports emerged that he had resigned. Libya's secretive government never confirmed that Ghanem had left but NOC had been naming a senior executive as "acting chairman" in coverage of official functions on its Web site. Ghanem told Reuters on October 26 that he was back in the job. Ghanem has overseen a tightening of terms for oil firms in Libya but foreign executives say the new arrangements made it easier to plan for the future and bolstered Ghanem's reputation as a sympathetic partner in an often unpredictable country. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 14 November, 2009: Four terrorism suspects have had their control orders revoked after a peace deal was struck with their al-Qaeda-linked group, it has emerged. The men have been released from house arrest as a result of the deal with the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. The Home Office refuses to give a commentary on the number under control orders – currently 13 – but an update by the Home Secretary in September revealed that five individuals had their orders revoked between June and September. One of them was a Libyan known as AF and three others were dropped because they were deemed “no longer necessary.” In all 12 Libyans have been held under the control order regime since it was introduced in 2005, and only one remains subject to it. The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group was banned in Britain in 2005, although dozens of members had fled to the UK. [Telegraph] More
Saturday, 14 November, 2009: Libya has "opened the door" for a deal which could benefit victims of IRA attacks such as the 1996 Marsh Wall blast. The Middle Eastern country's government received a British delegation in Tripoli late last month, and the group returned home hopeful that an agreement could be reached. Libya supplied Semtex to the Irish terrorist group, facilitating attacks such as the Docklands bombing that killed two and injured 46. Jonathan Ganesh - who was hospitalised in the attack - has been at the forefront of a quest for compensation first revealed in The Wharf last October. He said: "We've still got a way to go yet but the door's been opened. The Libyan government didn't need to meet the delegation, but it has really reached out to us. They want to close this chapter." Mr Ganesh talked to the British ambassador to Libya by videolink last week, and gained the support of Lord John Laird during a visit to the House of Lords. [Wharf] More
Saturday, 14 November, 2009: Last week “Objection!” submitted that Uganda ought to be wary of increased Chinese and Arabian investments in the region if we are interested in moving towards democracy, good governance, impeccable observance of human rights and overall freedoms. The reason is simple and straightforward: if you are looking for any of the four issues above, China and the Arab world are precisely the places you should never start with. But now that these are the two axes that are taking over our economy; buying out every company that seems worthwhile and splashing their money around big time, Uganda needs to open wide – not its mouth to be filled – but its eyes to see well and to be wise. These are not innocent monies. They have dangerous strings attached and do not augur well for us. Who pays the piper calls the tune. So when the chaps calling the tune are the Chinese and Arabs, more or less ‘licensed’ opponents of democracy, good governance and human rights and every cherished freedom that most governments are reluctant to let their citizens enjoy, it’s time to be afraid! [Monitor] More
فوزي عبدالحميد : ذهبوا مع الأمريكان يحاربون الشيطان!

جورنال ليبيا : ليبيا : المهجر الرياضي

فرج بوالعَـشّة : التحرر من سيطرة المستقبل

د. ادريس بوفايد : تصريح وطلب تدارك     الحاج شعيب : فكر فى الحج

سالم بن عمار : هل غادرت الرحمة مستشفياتنا إلى غير رجعة؟

عبدالرازق المنصوري : هل يجب على الليبي دائما أن يحب الثورة بخناينها؟ (1)

Friday, 13 November, 2009: TRIPOLI — Two Swiss businessmen barred from leaving Libya since July 2008 amid a diplomatic row with Bern are to go on trial later this year for tax evasion and over immigration laws, a senior official said on Thursday. "The two Swiss citizens will be tried before the end of the year," Khaled Kaim, the deputy Libyan minister of foreign affairs, told a news conference. He said the two men are charged with fiscal fraud and with violating immigration laws as well as trade regulations, in the latest twist to a 15-month standoff between Bern and Tripoli. But they must leave the Swiss embassy where they have sought refuge and seek a private address in order to be served with notice that they will be put on trial, Kaim said. [AFP] More
Friday, 13 November, 2009: Belgrade - Co-Chair of the Mixed Serbian-Libyan Committee Mohamed al-Hijazi called on the Serbian companies to take part in infrastructural projects in Libya. The country's government is set to allocate around LYD 35bn (USD 25bn) to those projects, Tanjug news agency reports. After a three-day session of the committee in Belgrade, the two countries signed a Protocol on Cooperation, a Memorandum on Cooperation in the area of health and tourism and an Agreement on Avoiding Double Taxation. The documents were signed by Hijazi, who is Libyan minister of health and environment, Serbian Infrastructure Minister Milutin Mrkonjić and Health Minister Tomica Milosavljević. Hijazi told journalists that the Serbian companies are welcome in the Libyan market, pointing out that however they will face serious competition. [B92] More
Friday, 13 November, 2009: The 59th session of the executive committee of the African-Asian organization for rural development opens on Thursday in Tripoli to look into the activities of the organization from July 2008. Official sources told PANA on Wednesday that the executive committee would also discuss reports of activities about the development of human resources and pilot projects as well as the activities of the organization's regional offices. The sources said delegates from the 12 member countries of the committee - Egypt , India, Jordan, Oman, Mauritius, South Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, Syria, Zambia, Malawi and Libya will participate in the three-day meeting. [Afrique Jet] More
Friday, 13 November, 2009: Gazprom recently chose TenarisHydril Blue and Wedge Series 521 , 523 , and 513 connections for their first project in Libya, the country that holds the largest oil reserves in North Africa. The Libyan government granted the Russian energy giant two contracts to drill exploratory onshore and offshore wells. For this project, Gazprom required products able to withstand extreme operating conditions, including combined loads or pressures and unexpected formations or well conditions. TenarisHydril Blue and Wedge Series 500 technologies were designed to handle challenging environments including high torque scenarios. Tenaris had recently opened an office in Tripoli and has experience in the region. [Steel Guru] More
Friday, 13 November, 2009: Libya ready to help Togo organize elections Cen-Sad’s Secretary General, Mohamed Almadani Alazhari, met Tuesday with Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe in Lome. «Libyan Revolution’s Guide, who is the current president of the Cen-Sad, sent me in Lome to collect the pieces of advice of President Faure on some important issues relating to the situation in Guinea and the next summit of the African Union. The Guide also wants to inquire about the situation in Togo concerning the preparation of the presidential election and to see in how Lybia can help organize these elections" said Colonel Kadhafi’s emissary. Togo is to hold its presidential elections in four months. Cen-Sad has its offices in Tripoli. 28 countries belong to the Community: Libya, Burkina Faso, Mali, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Eritrea, Central African Republic, Senegal, Gambia, Djibouti, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Somalia, Togo, Guinea, the Comoros, Benin, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Mauritania and Sao Tome and Principe. [Republic of Togo] More
Friday, 13 November, 2009: KOLLAM: The Kerala Pravasi Welfare Organisation (KPWO) has called for the intervention of the Union government for the safe return of 237 Indians who are allegedly kept confined by a construction company in Tripoli, Libya. At a press meet on Thursday, KPWO patron Fr. Paul Cruz said 26 persons from the group, including 13 Malayalis, had escaped. Those who returned said that the group was forced to work for 12 hours a day with just one meal and no salaries for the past four months. They were not allowed to go though their visa period had expired on July 14 last. [Hindu] More
موقع ليبي جديد : ؤسان ليبيا     مدوّنة ليبية جديدة : مدوّنة عبدالسلام الزغيبي "وطني"

سليم الرقعي : هامش الحرية الحالي في ليبيا.. بفضل من!؟

سليمان عبدالله : معمر سليمان وتزوير عقيدة القرون المفضلة!! (1)

علاقي : توضيح بشأن ما ورد في موقع قبيلة العلالقة

مواطن : محافظ المصرف المركزي يسرق 10 مليون دينار بمناسبة العيد الأربعين للثورة

اسماعيل : بعض ممن يستخدمون موقعكم تجاوزوا حدود كل المعايير الإنسانية والأخلاقية والدينية

سالم محمد : التأريخ لآلهة منسيّة (3)

Thursday, 12 November, 2009: NIAMEY, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Libya has begun repatriating hundreds of Nigerien Tuareg rebel fighters, state television in Niger reported on Wednesday, the latest sign of progress in pacifying Niger's north after two years of revolt. The fighters, who are from an MNJ faction of Niger's Tuareg rebels who launched an uprising in 2007, had laid down their weapons in Libya, a country that they used as a base but also acted as mediator to end the conflict in the uranium miner. Over the last 48 hours, 386 rebels have been flown back to the town of Agadez, in Niger's north, the television reported. "We are happy to see that these young men who took up arms have returned home to take part in building their country," Abba Malam Boukar, the governor of the Agadez region, which is home to most of the uranium and was central to the violence, said. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 12 November, 2009: TRIPOLI — Libya signed an agreement with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Tuesday to join forces to crack down on organised crime in the Maghreb region, officials said. UNODC will open an office in Tripoli aimed at providing technical support to help fight organised crime, drugs and human trafficking, corruption and money laundering, UNODC executive director Antonio Maria Costa said. He was speaking to reporters at a news conference after signing the agreement with Libyan Interior Minister Abdelfattah Laabidi in Tripoli. The United Nations will also help Maghreb countries in North Africa -- Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia -- to modernise their criminal justice system and help rehabilitate drug addicts, he said. Libya has pledged to disburse a first instalment of six million dollars to help kick-start the activities of the crime-busting operation, the UNODC's Cairo-based regional representative Mohammed Abdel Aziz said. [AFP] More
Thursday, 12 November, 2009: DEFENCE chiefs have provoked fury by hosting senior Libyan military figures as Britain honoured her war dead. Colonel Gaddafi, who used to back the IRA, sent five top men for the tour of UK bases. They visit RAF Brize Norton today to learn classified Army parachuting techniques. Airmen on the base are furious at the secret trip. They have been ordered to co-operate - and even wait on them as VIPs in the Officers' Mess. For years, Col Gaddafi's forces supplied the IRA with the Semtex explosives and machine-guns used to kill British troops in Ulster. PM Gordon Brown has been accused of cosying up to Libya to secure lucrative deals for British businesses. One angry RAF officer said: "Libyan officers like these visitors were helping to kill our guys in Northern Ireland a few years ago. "Now we're being forced to treat them as VIPs so someone else can get rich. We're selling out to these scum." [The Sun] More
Thursday, 12 November, 2009: The 12th Annual World Tourism Awards, co-sponsored by American Express (AMEX), Corinthia Hotels, International Herald Tribune (IHT), and Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), were presented at a special ceremony on November 10, 2009, at World Travel Market, Excel Centre, London. The 2009 Award honorees are Tourism Cares; Gap Adventures; and Cyrene, Libya. The 2009 honorees are being recognized for their dedication to sustainable tourism and the preservation of natural and cultural heritage. The first award presented was to Tourism Cares, honored for "its extraordinary work to preserve the travel experience for future generations by awarding grants to natural, cultural, and historic sites worldwide; awarding scholarships to the future tourism workforce; and organizing volunteer projects to help restore tourism-related sites." [ETN] More
Thursday, 12 November, 2009: Libya will not participate at the forthcoming East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup that would kick off on November 28 in Nairobi, Kenya. The secretary general of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa), Nicholas Musonye confirmed that Libya failed to confirm their participation on time. Musonye said the Libyan soccer body had earlier shown interest to test their team in the Cecafa event, but have remained silent since then. "We were ready to welcome them and threw away other invitations, but it's unfortunate that they have let us down," he blamed. [The Citizen] More
Thursday, 12 November, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, NOVEMBER 11 - The transfer and distribution of electricity in Libya was the main item on yesterdays agenda in Tripoli in the meeting of 9 of the biggest French companies in the industry. Led by Ubifrance, the French agency for international development by companies, and Gecol, the General Company for electricity in Libya, the French companies presented their products and services: production of energy without CO2, the creation of electricity substations, networks and management systems, technologies to be used where high tension cables are present, the optimisation of costs, and quality for medium and high tension solutions, generating groups and much more. [ANSAmed] More
طارق القزيري : المرأة المفتية : حاجة وحق إنساني.. أم ترف حقوقي؟

لجنة العمل الوطنى في المملكة المتحدة : بيان المعتصمين : لا.. للتوريث المقيت!

عمر الهوني : لقطات من "اعتصام الليبيين امام سفارة النظام ـ لندن"

ابراهيم قراده : النظام يرتعش خوفا من يو تيوب "You tube"

اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة : اللجنة تنظم اعتصاماً أمام مبنى الأمم المتحدة بجنيف

محيط : الجماعة الإسلامية المقاتلة : أخطأنا في حق القذافي

CNN : Jihad And Juice Inside Libya's Terror Jail

عابر : رداً على وليّ الأمر (الحقيقي) بمدينة نيوكاسل     ت. : إلى طالب الماجستير بلندن

طلاب : دعوة مُلحّة لإلغاء إتحاد الطلبة بأمريكا     ذبّاح : مسمّي روحك رفيق يا فوزي الزنديق

Wednesday, 11 November, 2009: Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- As we first stepped into Libya's forbidding Abu Salim jail we had no idea what to expect. We'd been negotiating for a year to get in, we'd had meetings in cafes, hotels, on street corners; we'd sent emails, countless text messages and phone calls. We'd been dealing with Saif al Islam, one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons. He'd promised to help. He was negotiating a peace deal with the former jihadists in the jail that would challenge Osama bin Laden. For a long time it seemed Gadhafi's son was getting push-back from security officials and so we'd waited. We wanted to see for ourselves how he'd managed to make peace with the very jihadi group that had tried to kill his father and at one time wanted him dead too. We wanted to know from the jihadists themselves why they were ready to end their armed struggle. [CNN] More
Wednesday, 11 November, 2009: SABRATHA, Libya - The number of illegal immigrants being held by Libya has fallen to under 2,000 thanks to the country's policy of repatriation, a senior official said on Tuesday. "Fewer than 2,000 immigrants are being held in 12 detention centres across the country," Colonel Mohammed Beshir, a senior passport office official, told AFP on the sidelines of a workshop on illegal immigration. A Western expert who attended the forum in the city of Sabratha, west of Tripoli, told AFP on condition of anonymity that two years ago Libya was holding more than 6,000 illegal immigrants. "Over the past few months Libya has massively repatriated illegal immigrants and this explains the decrease in the numbers of those in detention," the expert said. Libya is a major transit nation for Africans -- many recently from the Horn of Africa -- risking their lives in rickety boats to make the Mediterranean crossing. [AFP] More
Wednesday, 11 November, 2009: The Treasury Department wants more than $500,000 to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request, a fee an attorney on the case suggested Tuesday might be one of the largest bills of its kind. “I have not seen one that has been larger,” said Noah Wood, a Missouri attorney suing the government to comply with his nearly four-year-old FOIA request. The Treasury Department, Wood said, is “downright telling us where we can stick it.” Wood wants the government to produce documents he hopes show where are perhaps millions of dollars of once-frozen assets of a former Libyan-backed company in the United States, which Wood says owes his law firm legal fees. To that end, he is suing the government ...... The FBI, which also received a similar Freedom of Information Act request from Wood to acquire the same information on the Libyan-backed company - People’s Committee for Students of Libyan Arab Jamahariya — said it would charge $242.20 for 2,523 pages of documents, according to Wood’s lawsuit. [Wired] More
Wednesday, 11 November, 2009: Three months after he was released on compassionate grounds by the Scottish government, the Lockerbie bomber continues to defy predictions about the likely course of his illness. When, on August 20, Kenny MacAskill, the Justice Secretary announced that Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, was suffering from terminal prostate cancer, he suggested that he had about three months left to live. Yesterday, however, al-Megrahi, the only person to be convicted over the 1988 Pan Am flight 103 atrocity, which claimed 270 lives, was still fighting the illness in a Libyan hospital. The 12-week time span is crucial because only prisoners expected to survive three months or less are eligible for compassionate release. Last night Mr MacAskill was under pressure again as victims’ relatives questioned his decision, and said they felt “hurt and betrayed”. [Times Online] More
تعازي إلى آل التركي

ياسين بوسيف ياسين : الشيخ والبحر

رفيق : إذا كان الله غنياً فلماذا يحتاج إلى فلوسكم؟!

كتاب جديد : ("كتابة" : تعليم الكتابة بأحرف الأمازيغية، التيفيناغ) ـ تأليف : أمارير

الساطور : القذافي ورحلة النهاية

نصر سعيد عقوب : بين منهجين : "الإسلاميون بليبيا ومنتقدوهم"

موقع ليبي جديد : قبيلة العلالقة

Tuesday, 10 November, 2009: Two Swiss businessmen abducted in Libya in August have been handed over to the Swiss embassy, officials say. Max Goeldi and Rachid Hamdani have been held in Libya for more than a year in the midst of a diplomatic spat between the two countries. The pair were refused exit visas in July 2008, following the arrest in Switzerland of the son of Libya's leader, Muammar Gaddafi. They were returned to the Swiss embassy without explanation, Switzerland says. The businessmen were as well as could be expected in the circumstances, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said, but it is not clear whether they will now be free to leave Libya. [BBC] More
Tuesday, 10 November, 2009: RABAT, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Libya has slashed by 90 percent numbers of African migrants trying to reach Europe illegally by sea since striking a deal with Rome early this year, Interior Minister Salah Rajab al-Masmari said on Monday. Italy signed a cooperation accord with its former North African colony in February to curb illegal migration across the Mediterranean by setting up joint patrols. "We are happy to say that we are able to fulfil our commitments to the Italian side by cutting illegal migration by around 90 percent and dismantling and arresting criminal gangs of people smugglers," the state news agency Jana quoted Masmari as saying. Under the deal, illegal migrants caught by Italian authorities are returned to Libya. [Kyiv Post] More
Tuesday, 10 November, 2009: After decades of sanctions and diplomatic isolation, Libya has increasingly begun to assume the swagger of a regional economic heavyweight. Yet, while the country continues to suffer from an over-dependency on hydrocarbons, it has implemented a number of reforms in recent years that the government hopes will strengthen its markets and make its growth more sustainable. The country boasts Africa’s largest oil reserves and, with a population of only 6 million, it is more than able to spread its wealth around. Furthermore, following over three decades of a centralized economy experiment, Libya is diversifying away from oil, liberalizing its markets, privatizing state assets and opening the country up to foreign investors. [Business Today Egypt] More
Tuesday, 10 November, 2009: CHARL Senekal holds up a clod of Libyan soil and lets it trickle through his fingers. Behind him endless rows of neglected olive trees stretch into the distance. “This place is easy to fix,” says the jovial barrel-chested farmer. “We could turn it into a paradise.” Senekal is among a group of South African farmers who visited Libya last week to inspect collapsed state farms that the government wants revived through private sector partnerships to make the oil-rich country less dependant on food imports. An estimated 75% of Libya’s food is imported, and SA’s farmers - with their reputation for being expert commercial producers under tough farming conditions - could become a catalyst in helping the country become self- sufficient. [Business Day] More
محمد بن احميدة : موقع ليبيا اليوم يكتب ويكذب

احمد ابوالخير : الجمل لا يعرف عوج رقبته

معمر سليمان : قوافل الحجج.. وطلائع الأدلة (6)

نادي الباروني : أبناء الجالية والدراجات الهوائية

ابراهيم قراده : السجل الوطني التاريخي لرفض ديكتاتورية القذافي.. (توقيعات)

فرج بوالعَـشّة : واقع المثقفين الليبيين في الداخل (2)

سليم الرقعي : لماذا أسخر من العقيد القذافي وإلى متى!؟

شارون معمر : هل صحيح يا سيف الإسلام معمر الفزاني (2)

الجازوي : رد على "طيب الشريف وسقوط ورقة التوت أمام الجبارنة"

Monday, 9 November, 2009: (Reuters) - Tripoli has invited a delegation of British parliamentarians to Libya to discuss the case of families of IRA victims who say Muammar Gaddafi's regime helped arm the guerrillas, lawyers for the families said on Friday. "The delegation will meet with their counterparts in Libya to discuss the tragedy of the UK victims while proposing a way forward to resolve this matter," said London legal firm H20 Law. Campaigners for Irish Republican Army (IRA) victims want compensation from Libyan leader Gaddafi, who they say shipped Semtex explosives in the 1980s and 1990s to paramilitaries fighting to end British rule of Northern Ireland. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said last month he supported the families... [Reuters] More
Monday, 9 November, 2009: WARRI - OVER 1,000 Nigerians on death row in Libya prisons who were recently repatriated, following the intervention of a Nigeria-based civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), have sent a Save Our Soul (SOS) message to President Umaru Yar’Adua. They urged the President to urgently intervene to save them from passing away in their own country after returning alive from Libya, as they were not only hungry and devastated at the moment, but have no roof over their heads. Their appeal was contai-ned in a letter to SERAP, thanking the group for its efforts which made the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to issue a provisional measure asking the Libya government to suspend the execution of the affected Nigerians. [Vanguard] More
صلاح الدين الغزال : استغاثة اليمامة

فتحي العريبي : ما تبقى من بيت أمي.. وأنفاسها

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (8)

شخصيات ليبية : رسالة شكر إلى الحكومة البلجيكية    A Letter of Thanks to the Government of Belgium

د. فتحي الفاضلي : إلى علماء الأنظمة..     رجب الشلطامي : الصورة القديمة

د. محمد بالروين : من الصراع.. تحدى واستجابة     منظمة الأمل : مناشدة عاجلة

الإجدابي : "بدون ألوان.." (مهداة إلى الفنان الساطور)

Sunday, 8 November, 2009: Libya offered to extradite the killers of WPC Yvonne Fletcher to Britain during a secret meeting between the countries, according to leaked documents. The Government severed diplomatic relations with Colonel Gaddafi’s regime after Ms Fletcher’s murder outside the Libyan Embassy in London in 1984. Ties were officially renewed by Tony Blair only in 1999 when the Libyans accepted ‘general responsibility’ for her death and agreed to hand over for trial two suspects in the Lockerbie bombing. Today, however, documents unearthed by The Mail on Sunday reveal that secret talks between a high-ranking British diplomat and members of the Libyan regime took place as early as 1992. At the first of the summits, held on May 3 that year at the British Embassy in Cairo, the Libyan representative, Colonel Abdul Fateh Younis, made an offer to the British Ambassador to Egypt, Christopher Long, to ‘resolve’ the issue of Ms Fletcher’s killers’ extradition. [Daily Mail] More
Sunday, 8 November, 2009: Magna Holdings, which is chaired by Lord Powell, is constructing the new “Gaddafi Tower” in Tripoli. It has already rebuilt one five-star hotel in the Libyan capital and is currently building another. Lord Powell is the brother of Jonathan Powell, the former chief of staff to Tony Blair. The peer’s wife has also hosted the Blairs and Lord Mandelson at the couple’s Italian villa. The Daily Telegraph has established that one of the major financial backers of Magna Holdings is Wafic Said, a controversial billionaire who has homes in Britain. Mr Said was a middleman in the controversial BAE deal to sell armaments to Saudi Arabia. Mr Blair halted a corruption inquiry into the deal. The contracts are likely to lead to renewed scrutiny of British trade links with Libya in the wake of Mr Blair agreeing a controversial deal with Colonel Gaddafi. [Telegraph] More
Sunday, 8 November, 2009: Documents show that taxpayers covered the cost of flying Libyan security experts to the UK, while British officials met Libyan counterparts at Tripoli airport. In all five different visits were made to discuss “aviation security” at a total cost to the taxpayer nearly £25,000 between 2007 and 2009. The Government declined to say what was discussed at the meetings, insisting it does not comment on “specific operational issues”. The revelations come at a sensitive time, with police reopening the investigation into the 1988 Libyan bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie and fresh questions over the shooting by a Libyan gunman of WPC Yvonne Fletcher in 1984. Last night relatives of victims of the Lockerbie bombing said that taking advice from Libyans on airline security was "shocking", "bizarre and inappropriate". [Telegraph] More
تعازي إلى آل بالتمر     تعازي إلى آل الخبّاط     تعازي إلى آل رضوان ومفراكس

لجنة العمل الوطني ـ السويد : تبرعوا من أجل بلدنا     منظمة الأمل لحقوق الانسان : حول الصدامات..

مجاهد البوسيفي : ماعنداش حق.. الرئيس اوباما

فرج بوالعَـشّة : واقع المثقفين الليبيين في الداخل (1)

عبدالمنصف البوري : الجهوية ومستقبل العمل السياسي

جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : صدامات دامية بين قوات الأمن ومتظاهرين من أبناء التبو بمدينة الكفرة

جبهة التبو : صدامات بين قوات الأمن ومتظاهرين من أبناء التبو بمدينة الكفرة : الجزء 1     الجزء 2

مستاء : رد على "السرقة بالمكتب الشعبي بلندن"

Saturday, 7 November, 2009: Whenever Libya's Col Muammar Gaddafi pushes African leaders to almost instantly form a United States of Africa, none of them tells him, in no uncertain terms, to get real. Those who are opposed to the idea talk in the polite language of "gradualism" instead of telling the man to his face that a United States of Africa is neither desirable nor inevitable. At least not in the good colonel's life time. It simply cannot work with the Africa I know. Many African states, starting with Kenya, and I could name more, are so hopelessly divided internally as to make the dream of a union of similarly divided nations outright bizarre. A United States of Africa will be just a magnification of ethnic clashes, suspicions and tensions across the continent. There is a way of uniting Africa, though. It involves blood and iron, conquering state after state and subjugating them to the African federation. Prussian Otto von Bismarck did it with Germans... [All Africa] More
Saturday, 7 November, 2009: TRIPOLI, Libya - Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief of Civil-Military Affairs Department Eid Kabalu asked Friday Libya through the 5th General Conference of the World Islamic People's Leadership (WIPL), being held at Zhat Al-Emad Conference Center here, to help in the safe release of kidnapped Irishman Fr. Michael Sinnott of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, whom suspected Moro gunmen snatched on October 11. Kabalu, spokesman for the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF-MILF), is attending the international conference of WIPL, a 20-year-old organization headed by Libyan Leader Colonel Muammar Al-Gaddafi and with members around the world. Aside from a document he is submitting to the confererence, Kabalu said he will personally convey the sentiments of many Muslim Filipinos to WIPL Secretary General Dr. Ahmad Muhammad Sharief to immediately help in the effort to free the Catholic leader. [MB] More
Saturday, 7 November, 2009: Two Swiss businessmen being held in Libya, at the centre of a diplomatic crisis between Bern and Tripoli, are not being held in prison, but in a private house. That’s according to the head of the Christian Democrat Party, Christophe Darbellay, though he says the news has not been officially confirmed. Darbelley made the statement following meetings in Bern between the Federal Cabinet and the heads of Switzerland’s main political parties. He said it appears the two men—who’ve been detained in Libya for more than a year and in September were moved to an unknown location—are being housed, fed and cared for in a private house. The two Swiss nationals were prevented from leaving Libya shortly after the arrest of the Libyan leader’s son, Hannibal Gaddafi, in Geneva in July 2008. [WRS] More
Saturday, 7 November, 2009: Libyan authorities released 19 Nigerian prisoners, on Wednesday, leaving 13 others in jail after the country accepted pleas to suspend death sentences on the detainees weeks ago, a House of Representatives release said yesterday. The chairperson of the House committee on Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the remaining prisoners are being held on the grounds of providing information to the Nigerian representatives who made appeals for amnesty for the Nigerians through the African Union Rights Commission. "Some of the detainees still in the prison were actually the people who sensitized us on the pitiable plight of Nigerians in Libya prisons before the committee intervention that saw the amnesty and subsequent release of several of them," Ms. Dabiri-Erewa said on Thursday. According to the report, those being held include Chinedu Orji, Valentine Okoye, Solomon Chkwu Francis, Ismail Monday Ahanwanti... [Next] More
Saturday, 7 November, 2009: Business schools are mainly known for grooming future financiers and corporate bosses, but many now count public-sector staff from military officers to local government managers among their students too. Government agencies from around the world send workers to the schools' executive-education programs to brush up management skills and boost their knowledge of the business world, a grounding that's especially important as the public sector takes a larger role in the global economy. The economic downturn has also prompted a small but growing number of graduating M.B.A.s to consider government careers, a departure from their traditional preference for fields like finance and consulting. Public-sector workers make up an important slice of the enrollees in many B-schools' executive programs, coming from the national and regional governments of countries like Libya, Vietnam and China as well as NATO, the European Commission... [WSJ] More
Saturday, 7 November, 2009: Libya has never been an easy environment for international oil companies. With its opaque political system and its own brand of socialism devised by Muammar Gaddafi, the leader for the past forty years, the country has always been something of a challenge to foreign investors lured by its huge oil reserves - the largest in Africa. Oil companies from around the world rushed into Libya after 2004 when international sanctions were lifted and the country was finally able to open up its vast under-explored terrain. But so far new finds have been modest, and dealing with the authorities has become increasingly complicated. In the last two years companies have been unsettled by a pronounced trend towards resource nationalism. This has included the imposition of tough conditions including the renegotiation of contracts with the likes of EniEni, Petro-Canada, RepsolRepsol and TotalTotal to halve the foreign partner's share of produced oil. [Zawya] More
Saturday, 7 November, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI (LIBYA), NOVEMBER 5 - Genetic selection, dairy cattle feeding, herd reproduction and techniques for embryo transfer were the issues dealt with in Sirte as part of a seminar in which Italian experts and those operating in the Libyan sector took part. The seminar is a side event of a research and experimentation project applied to zootechnics and foraging in the Sirte zone financed by the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry. The seminar included a practical part as well, with a course on embryo production from local livestock for Libyan technicians. Now, thanks to Italian cooperation, in Sirte there is a centre with its own dairy cattle herd as well as a cheese factory for fresh and seasoned cheeses for the entire zone, which starting this autumn will be able to cover the entire daily requirements of the Tripoli market. [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 7 November, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, NOVEMBER 3 - A better knowledge of the Italian language will increase trade between Italy and Libya. With this idea in mind, the workshop 'Introduction into legal terminology' has been organised for Libyan students with a degree in the Italian language. The workshop - which started this morning and will continue until November 5 - is part of the activities of the Italian Department of the Academy of Advanced Studies in Tripoli. The course it taught by lawyers Paolo Greco and Lorenzo Ascanio, experts in Libyan commercial law. Around 40 civil servants and employees of private companies participate in the workshop. The course is divided in three parts: introductions into legal terminology, commercial law and drawing up contracts. [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 7 November, 2009: After weeks of negotiation, we are finally driving into Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, past a sign that reads: "Welcome on the Soil of the Residence of the Steadfast." Inside the fortified perimeter, there is no sign of The Leader's fabled female bodyguards, but the secret police are here, in their jeans and untucked shirts. Now that Libya has thrown off its delinquent status, The Leader is opening up to the western media, starting with us. We are ushered into his 150-square-metre library. This, we are told, is where the senior ministers gather: there are a dozen leather seats around a C-shaped desk, squared off by The Leader's own, much larger desk, at the centre of which is an ivory-coloured button, set in walnut. Is this the nuclear trigger that never was? Or the switch that sends errant cabinet ministers to their deaths in shark-infested waters below? [New Statesman] More
Saturday, 7 November, 2009: On November 4th, 2009, US tech giant HP announced its plan to establish new sales and support subsidiaries in Angola and Libya by 2010. By doing so, HP will increase its footprint across Africa to nine subsidiaries (Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, and Tunisia). Our take: This once again demonstrates Libya’s intention to open up to foreign investments. Foreign tech companies like Nokia, LG, Samsung, Huawei, Alcatel Lucent, Nokia and Ericsson, already have a strong presence in Libya. We expect other leading foreign companies to make inroads into the Libyan market, especially now that Libya recently invited bids by foreign companies to provide private cell phone and landline services to increase the level of competition in the Libyan wireless market, drive innovation, but most importantly fuel the wireless growth in the country. [NAJ] More
الجزيرة : تعويضات ليبية لسجناء الرأي

فتحي بن خليفة : باسمك اللـّهُم

أنصار الدستور الليبي : مباديء أساسية     قرارات الأمم المتحدة بشأن استقلال ليبيا

م. خ. : التحقيق مع المدير السابق لشركة الغد الإعلامية

سالم بن عمار : وقفات مع أباطيل معمر سليمان (5)

مصعب أبوزيد : مرّة أخرى الشعب الليبي يسأل القذافي : من هم أخوالك؟ (1)

رمضان جربوع : بعد المقام الجديد، هل من برنامج؟

معمر سليمان : قوافل الحجج.. وطلائع الأدلة (5)

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : قوة الضمير.. وقوة الانانية

HHR : Two Libyan Prisoners, Two Paradoxical Fates

Friday, 6 November, 2009: OTTAWA (Dow Jones)--Venerex Energy Inc. (VNX.T) said Thursday it entered into an agreement to be bought by Libya's sovereign wealth fund for C$7.09 per share. Venerex is a Calgary-based oil and gas exploration company with petroleum assets in Libya's Ghadames Basin. The company's shares rose 3.4% to C$7.03 in recent trading in Toronto. Venerex's board determined that the Libya Investment Authority's offer "represents the best alternative reasonably available," according to a company release. Company shareholders will vote on the deal on Dec. 11. Seventy-five percent of shareholders must approve the deal and it must also receive court and regulatory approval. The company's largest shareholder, Vermilion Resources Ltd., holding 45.2% of outstanding shares, agreed to vote its shares in favor of the deal... [WSJ] More
Friday, 6 November, 2009: Alcatel-Lucent is currently finalizing the first phase of deployment which includes 4,400 kilometers of optical fibre across the eastern part of the country. Once the second stage is complete, which will add a further 2,800 kilometres, Libya will be equipped with one of Africa's most widespread fibre optic backbones able to interface with neighbouring countries and support Libyan economic growth and social development. Under the terms of the contract extension, Alcatel-Lucent will provide LPTIC with a turnkey solution including a comprehensive set of services including design, project management, installation of the fiber optic system, testing and commissioning. [TMC] More
Friday, 6 November, 2009: The Corinthia Group is extending its Palm City project in Libya, which will provide high standard accommodation for expatriates living near Tripoli. Company officials said the project is to feature an additional 100 apartments, a lagoon, a boutique hotel for guests of Palm City residents and more entertainment facilities.The project is being developed jointly by Corinthia and a Kuwaiti company. Sited at Janzour, some 20km from Tripoli, the project has so far featured a total of 412 seafront villas and apartments available for rent. The new apartments will be the first to be offered for sale. Facilities available when the original project is completed will include a private beach and pool, lido and restaurant with 240 covers, boutiques, a post office, retail outlets, coffee shops, a bank and a travel agency. [Times of Malta] More
محمد سحيم : صاحب الزمان

موسى عبدالكريم : عمائم السلطة الجدد وموسم التبريكات الدينية

صلاح الدين الغزال : حِبْرُ الدَّم     ابراهيم قويدر : من أجل مستقبل ليبيا

عبدالرازق المنصوري : بعد أن قطّع الشعب الليبي (شلايكه) في سبيل الثورة

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (7)

Thursday, 5 November, 2009: (Xinhua) - The Swiss government announced on Wednesday that it was suspending a deal aimed at normalizing relations with Libya due to the North African country's "refusal" to cooperate in the case of two Swiss businessmen held there. The decision was prompted by Libya's "systematic refusal" to cooperate with Switzerland in the case of two Swiss businessmen who have been prevented from leaving the country for more than a year, the official Swissinfo.ch news website quoted a government statement as saying. In the statement, the Swiss government said that the two businessmen had been "abducted in violation of international law", and it is not known where they are currently being held. [Xinhua] More
Thursday, 5 November, 2009: London (Reuters) - Verenex Energy Inc. and Libya are hoping to finalise a deal by Friday to sell the company to a Libyan sovereign wealth fund, but a further delay is not ruled out, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has agreed to pay C$7.09 a share for Verenex, a Canadian oil firm with assets in Libya, in a deal valued at around C$316 million. Verenex said in an October 20 statement the parties have until November 6 to sign a definitive agreement. A source with knowledge of the talks said the parties were hoping to finalize the deal by Friday, but did not rule out the prospect of the "outside date" being extended for a second time. "We're still targeting getting everything done by the 6th," said the source, who declined to be identified because the talks are confidential. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 5 November, 2009: The human rights organisation Amnesty International’s secretariat in London has written a letter to Tripoli urging it to make known the location of two Swiss businessmen being held there. The group have also asked the men be given access to medical help, lawyers and their families. Amnesty says it believes it’s intervention can help. The group says Libya recently freed a group of opponents to the Kadhafi regime after it campaigned for their release. So far, apologies by the Swiss government for the arrest of Hannibal Gaddafi, and a meeting with his father, Mummar Gaddafi have failed to gain the men’s freedom. The two hostages were first forbidden to leave Libyan territory in July 2008. [WRS] More
طارق القزيري : إسلاميو ليبيا يبايعون ابن القذافي لـ "منصب ما"

هشام بن غلبون : كذبت يا هذا!     فتحي العريبي : زين العرب

رفيق : لا تتعجّبوا إذا أعطى الإسلاميون الليبيون زوجاتهم للقذافي وإبنه!

نادي الباروني : مباريات شهر اكتوبر

فرج بوالعَـشّة : المشروع الامبريالي واليقظة العربية

عيسى عبدالقيوم : الإعلام الوطني عشية صدور تقرير دولي

ودّان : براءة الأطفال

أمارير : الجرد الليبي ، (أسطورة، أفكارٌ ومراحل) : عندما تغنّى (أزطِّا)

محمد بوقعيقيص : مناشدة

Wednesday, 4 November, 2009: The Tories have warned unionists that they cannot unravel diplomatic ties with Libya even if Muammar Gaddafi's regime refuses to compensate the victims of IRA violence. Owen Paterson, the shadow Northern Ireland secretary, said it would be "incorrect" to assume a future Conservative government would review diplomatic and commercial ties with Libya if no deal is reached on the compensation issue. Paterson's warning came after two Democratic Unionist MPs returned from Tripoli today after holding talks with top Libyan officials about an aid package to IRA victims. During the Troubles the Gaddafi regime supplied tonnes of explosives and arms to the Provisional IRA. Speaking on his arrival back in Northern Ireland, Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP MP and assembly member, said their negotiations had "come a long way but remain a work in progress". [The Guardian] More
Wednesday, 4 November, 2009: CAIRO - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met for the first time on Tuesday with her Libyan counterpart, Mussa Kussa, at a conference in Morocco, her spokesman said. "They sat for about fifteen minutes," said Philip Crowley, aboard the airplane bringing Clinton to Cairo, where she is to meet Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to discuss the paralysed Middle East peace process. "They talked about Sudan, Darfur, cooperation about terrorism and the possibility of advancing our relationship." Crowley said the two did not discuss the matter of Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the the 1988 bombing of an airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie that killed 270 people. Megrahi, who is 57 and suffering from cancer, was released from a Scottish prison in August on compassionate grounds. [AFP] More
Wednesday, 4 November, 2009: A Holyrood committee has agreed to write to the US and UK Governments as part of its inquiry into the release of the Lockerbie bomber. The Justice Committee will request information from London and Washington about both governments' understanding of a prisoner-transfer agreement between Libya and the UK signed by Tony Blair. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill rejected the transfer of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, who has terminal cancer, to Libya and released him on compassionate grounds. Committee convener Bill Aitken said that writing to the US and UK governments about the agreement is consistent with the committee's inquiry remit. "Whether or not anything might come out of that which would be of any particular value remains to be seen but my view would be that we should at least try," Mr Aitken said. [Carrick Today] More
Wednesday, 4 November, 2009: The nation that once bankrolled the IRA terror campaign is today being urged to support now peaceful Northern Ireland by putting money into the economy. A delegation of politicians has just returned from Libya with two local MPs - from the DUP - pressing for compensation for victims of the IRA being chanelled into the common purse. MPs Jeffrey Donaldson and Nigel Dodds said they were welcomed with great courtesy and said the overall delegation told officials in Libya they should make a substantial investment in Northern Ireland's economy to make amends for arming the IRA. The aid would boost peace and reconciliation for all those affected by decades of republican violence, the Westminster parliamentary group added. [4NI] More
Wednesday, 4 November, 2009: The British government's decision to provide support for efforts to get compensation from Libya for IRA victims is part of a complex diplomatic process that has been going on between Britain and Libya for 15 years. During these extensive manoeuvres there have been ups and downs. The British inability to persuade the Libyans to pay that compensation has been one of the downs. But there was also an up in the IRA affair. In 1995 Libya not only formally admitted that it had given weapons and explosives to the Provisional IRA (everyone knew it was involved, because the vessel Claudia was captured in Irish waters in 1973 loaded with arms from Libya) but went beyond that and provided the British with all the details. That was important information for the British, but for the Libyans, giving compensation on top of information was a step too far. [BBC] More
Wednesday, 4 November, 2009: This study covers the outlook for products and services in Tripoli. Estimates reported are given for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for Tripoli across hundreds of categories (in millions of U.S. dollars) and of the region and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge a Tripoli vis-à-vis the world. Using econometric models which project fundamental economic dynamics, latent demand estimates are created. This report does not discuss the specific players in the market serving the latent demand, nor specific details at the product level. The study also does not consider short-term cyclicalities that might affect realized sales. The study, therefore, is strategic in nature, taking an aggregate and long-run view, irrespective of the players or products involved. [Business Wire] More
جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : صدامات دامية بين قوات الأمن ومتظاهرين

سليم الرقعي : الكتاب الأخضر ومصادره الغامضة والمغيبة!؟

ياسين بوسيف ياسين : الشيخ والسماء     د. سعاد الفيتوري : الحزن العميق

حبشي : طيب الشريف وسقوط ورقة التوت أمام الجبارنة

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه‮ : ديناصور الحكومة العالمية

Tuesday, 3 November, 2009: Politicians who went to Libya to press for compensation for IRA victims have arrived back in the UK, hailing their mission a success. Two DUP MPs from the cross-party group said they had a "positive and constructive" first engagement with the Libyan authorities. In a statement, they said the visit was a "major milestone". Colonel Gadaffi's regime secretly supplied the IRA with weapons and explosives during the Troubles. The delegation met the Mayor of Tripoli, the Libyan minister for Europe and the Speaker of the General Peoples Congress during the visit. The DUP MPs Jeffrey Donaldson and Nigel Dodds issued a statement on their return to the UK. "This has been a constructive and positive first direct engagement.." it said. [BBC] More
Tuesday, 3 November, 2009: GENEVA - Libya has freed a brother of one of the servants who triggered the controversial arrest of Libyan leader Muamer Kadhafi's son in Switzerland last year, the servant's lawyer said Monday. The 24-year-old Moroccan, Isam Morchid Mortada, disappeared in the Libyan capital Tripoli in July 2008, shortly after his brother and another domestic worker accused Hannibal Kadhafi and his wife of mistreating them. Mortada was thought to have been detained by Libyan authorities and the lawyer, Francois Membrez, sought the assistance of UN human rights bodies. The Kadhafi couple's brief arrest in the Swiss city of Geneva sparked a bitter and long-running diplomatic feud between Switzerland and Libya. "Isam Morchid Mortada was freed on August 28, 2009 and his family confirmed the liberation on October 24... [AFP] More
Tuesday, 3 November, 2009: A parliamentary commission has called for a tougher stance against Libya by imposing visa restrictions, but stopped short of advising a complete break in relations. The recommendation by the foreign affairs commission of the House of Representatives was made in response to on-going problematic relations between the two countries – under strain since the arrest of a son of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi in Geneva last year. The commission voiced support for current cabinet measures, but adopted by 12 votes to 11 a motion to restrict visas issued to Libyans travelling to Switzerland. A proposal to break off diplomatic relations with Libya was rejected by 14 votes to seven. It also filed a complaint over the leak of a confidential government document to the Sonntag newspaper into the affair. [Swiss Info] More
Tuesday, 3 November, 2009: (ANSAmed) - About 60 Italian companies are entering the Libyan market for the first time at the second "Italy-Libya Trade Show for infrastructure, mechanics, and technology". Beginning this morning in the Italian pavilion in the International Convention Centre in Tripoli, the event will be open to the public until November 5. Many sectors are present at the trade show, including the marble, cement, ceramics, aluminium, concrete foundation, and construction industries, along with businesses exporting IT and technology know-how. Among the exhibiting firms at the event are also many Libyan companies. The trade show is taking place at a time in which, underlined a statement, "opportunities include 11.8 billion euros made available by the Libyan government for the industrial and commercial area dedicated entirely to Italian companies and reiterates Libyàs objective to rebuild the country by investing 150 billion euros over the next 5 years". [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 3 November, 2009: (ANSAmed) - The Sicilian company Temix, specialised in technical solutions, has been assigned the literacy project of around 1 million Libyan students between the age of 6 and 18. The company has signed an agreement with the Gaddafi Foundation, chaired by Saif Al Islam Gaddafi, son of State leader Muammar Gaddaf. The project, the company announced in a statement, will start tomorrow at the As Baha El Sobho school in Tripoli. The project, 'Ict for Exemplary school future education Libya tomorrow', will form a network between more than 4,600 Libyan schools, allowing them to use 'smart classrooms' through an e-learning platform, with electronic blackboards, equipment for telepresence and virtual labs. Through this network one single teacher will be able to teach several schools in the country. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 3 November, 2009: According to AllAfrica, a group of South African farmers arrived in Libya yesterday to help revive commercial agriculture in the oil-rich country. Libya imports about 75% of its food and efforts to achieve self-sufficiency through a state farm programme have proven to be unsuccessful. The South African farmers were invited by the Libyan government as part of its efforts to use private sector partnerships to diversify its economy and improve food security. The AgriSA visit to Libya forms part of a drive by farmers to expand their operations throughout Africa, backed by the South African government. [Afrik] More
مهدي التمامي : خرافة عقيلة

معمر سليمان : قوافل الحجج.. وطلائع الأدلة (4)

عبدالغني الغرياني : عرّاب التعذيب الجديد : العميد محمد بشير الشيباني

مركز التوثيق الليبي : هدم "دار الكتب الوطنية" في بنغازي

أحد الآملين : إلى الجهات الرقابية والوطنية الليبية : تقرير مختصر عن محمد على القدار

د. علي محمد الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (17)

المركز الوطني للمحفوظات : ثبوت نسب الفواتير الأشراف     القدس العربي : خوان غويتيسولو يوضح : الكوني لم يتصل بي..!

عزالدين الشريف : رسالة إلى الشعب الليبي : لا للعنصرية

عبدالحميد البيجو : أقبل الدجى!!     علي فرج جبريل : تحية للدكتورة فوزية بريون     

Monday, 2 November, 2009: DUP politicians in Libya for talks on the country's support for the IRA, have carried out a series of meetings. The group, which includes three MPs and three Lords members, seeks compensation for victims of IRA violence. The DUP said their MPs had met the Mayor of Tripoli, the Libyan minister for Europe and the Speaker of the General Peoples Congress. The cross-party delegation includes DUP politicians Nigel Dodds, Jeffrey Donaldson and Labour's Andrew McKinlay. Further meeting are scheduled and the DUP MPs will be making a full statement on Monday when they return home. Colonel Gaddafi's regime secretly supplied the IRA with weapons and explosives in the 1980s. [BBC] More
Monday, 2 November, 2009: The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), the electric utility company in charge of all electrical power generation, transmission, distribution and customer services in Libya, recently held a GECOL-IFS Conference at the “That El-Emad” centre in Tripoli marking the official celebration of the Libya’s first major ERP implementation put in place four years ago with IFS, the global enterprise applications company. The full-day event was geared to both current and potential users of the IFS ERP solution adopted by the utility provider, celebrating the longstanding partnership between GECOL and the ERP vendor and highlighting IFS’ strong background in providing proven solutions to the Utility sector. [Global Arab Network] More
Monday, 2 November, 2009: The Libyan revolutionary leader, Mouammar Gaddafi, who is the incumbent chairman of the African Union (AU), has asked the European Union to understand the difficult situation of several African countries which represent the main sources of immigrants in the world. The Libyan leader in a message to the Heads of State and government of the European Union (EU), who met in Brussels on Friday, warned against the danger of the scale of the phenomenon and its negative impacts on AU countries and African-European relations. Leader Gaddafi reaffirmed that emigration, despite its consequences, remains a phenomenon of on-going human movement because of natural human demands. [Afrique Jet] More
Monday, 2 November, 2009: OPEC will most likely keep output unchanged and resist calls to ease higher oil prices, Libya’s top oil official Shokri Ghanem said yesterday. “The market is still volatile and prices are still rising and falling so the market environment is not right for us to revisit the quota conditions,” Ghanem said. “It’s not expected that the Angola meeting will revisit the quota,” he added. According to Ghanem, Opec will only take action on quotas once prices have stabilised, or when a trend in prices appears. “We’re looking for a real trend, if prices continue to go up then even if due to speculation that will necessitate a move from Opec but at present there’s no established trend,” he said. Last week, analysts said Opec compliance had deteriorated further in October with members producing up to 400,000 barrels a day over their target threshold. [Gulf Times] More
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كراسي : العدد 56 ـ نوفمبر 2009     الجزيرة : بعد إنفاق المليارات ليبيا تستورد المياه         

Sunday, 1 November, 2009: The health of the Lockerbie bomber has "not deteriorated" since his release from prison three months ago – despite doctors' assessments that he would have died by now, a senior source has told The Sunday Telegraph. The disclosure will reignite the row over the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds despite his conviction for the murder of 270 people when Pan Am flight 103 exploded in mid-air over Lockerbie in 1988. Megrahi, who is suffering terminal prostate cancer, was sent home to Libya to die after medical experts concluded in a report on July 30 he had just three months left to live. The time span was crucial because only prisoners with three months or less to survive are eligible for release on compassionate grounds. Within three weeks of the medical examination by Professor Karol Sikora, one of Britain's leading cancer specialists, Megrahi was put on a plane and sent home. [Telegraph] More
Sunday, 1 November, 2009: Malta could be about to take a fresh look at the evidence of one of the key witnesses who helped convict the Lockerbie bomber, it has emerged. According to the Daily Telegraph, the Maltese government wants to examine the claims of Tony Gauci, the shopkeeper who identified Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi as the man responsible for placing explosives on Pan Am flight 103. Gauci ran a clothes shop in Swieqi, Malta, at the time and claimed that Megrahi bought a piece of clothing found among the debris of the aircraft in December 1988. His evidence was crucial in securing the 2001 conviction of the former Libyan intelligence officer, but doubts have since been raised about Gauci's reliability. The Telegraph quoted a Maltese legal official as saying: "Tony Gauci is an area we want to investigate more thoroughly..." [UK Press] More
Sunday, 1 November, 2009: China Sinopec Corp is set to renew a crude supply deal with Libya for 2010 to lift close to 6 million barrels of crude each month, trading and refinery sources said, a volume sharply up from early this year. Sinopec started to raise crude imports from Libya in recent months to 5-6 million barrels a month to make up for supply cuts from key exporters such as Saudi Arabia, as the top Asian refiner opened new refining units this year to meet recovering Chinese fuel demand, said one trader. The volume would be three times the average import rate recorded in the first quarter of this year and also in 2008 at some 64,000 barrels per day, as reported by official Chinese customs data. "OPEC is cutting back on supplies, some of which are exactly the grades we want to have...And the narrowing Dubai-Brent spread provides a good window to take more sweeter grades," said a source close to Sinopec's crude trading operations. [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 1 November, 2009: In an exclusive interview, the son of Rachid Hamdani, one of the two Swiss hostages currently detained in Libya, tells Swisster about the pain he and his family have endured in the past 15 months since his father was arrested. Slim Hamdani talks of how hopes have been dashed several times, saying his father’s release now comes down not to diplomacy but restoring the honour of the Gaddafi name, after the Libyan leader’s son Hannibal was arrested in Geneva last year and “humiliated”. [Swisster] More
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