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علي يوسف زيو : من هو قاتل الشرطية ايفون فلتشر؟

عبدالمنصف البوري : حول "النهر الصناعى العظيم"

د. مصطفى الزائدي : أزمنة التحول     محمّد قدري الخوجة : المهرّج..!!

أحمد أبومزيريق : وقوع النسخ والتبديل ردّ لما يدعيه بنو إسرائيل

ليبي : الرد علي ما يجب الرد عليه : كلمات حول رحيل "الملكة فاطمة الشفاء"     المصراتي : الى المفتري على البوسيفي

محمد نور الدين : إنهم يعلمون ويعقلون

النايلي : مواطن ليبي يشكو وضع الجمعيات الاستهلاكيه     طالب : السرقة بالمكتب الشعبي بلندن

التضامن : الدعوة إلى إجراء تحقيق جنائي في قضية دار الرعاية

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (6)

أمارير : ومرّت حياة الأعمى ، متّكئاً على عصاه

ST: Legal Expert 'Dr. Hadi Shalluf' Downplays Darfur Hybrid Proposal

"Enough!" : What is "Enough!"?    حركة "خلاص!" : ما هي حركة "خلاص!"؟

Saturday, 31 October, 2009: The Libyan blogosphere continues to buzz with the news that Seif al-Islam al-Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, was named second-in-command with extensive state powers early this month. Meanwhile, the arrest in Switzerland of Kadhafi's other son, Hannibal, is also driving bloggers into a frenzy. Ezz Eddine Dwaily, on his New Libya blog, writes a message to Kadhafi's son, with the headline "Mr. Seif al-Islam: We're Not Fine!". In it, the blogger urges the younger Kadhafi to improve living conditions and strengthen progress and development in the country. "I shall be frank and clear…We have become fed up with the painful reality that no longer appeals to anyone," writes Dwaily. [Magharebia] More
Saturday, 31 October, 2009: Brussels - European Union leaders Friday called for greater cooperation with Libya to stop illegal immigrants from reaching the bloc and floated the idea of sharing the cost of repatriating them. The demands came in response to a request led by France and Italy at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels. During their meeting, heads of state and government agreed to examine controversial plans for the 27-member bloc to jointly pay for chartered flights repatriating illegal immigrants to their country of origin. [M&C] More
Saturday, 31 October, 2009: Victims of IRA terrorism say they hope to travel to Libya within weeks to finalise a compensation deal with Colonel Gaddafi. Willie Frazer, whose father and two uncles were killed in IRA bomb attacks, is among 176 people from across the UK suing the Libyan leader for supplying Semtex to republican terrorists during the 1980s and 1990s, said he was “confident” a compensation deal was imminent and hoped to be invited to Tripoli within “three or four” weeks. “All the vibes that we are getting out of Libya are positive. You are never sure of anything but we are confident that something will be sorted,” he told the Belfast Telegraph. A UK parliamentary delegation is due to fly to the Libyan capital to discuss the issue tomorrow. [Belfast Telegraph] More
Saturday, 31 October, 2009: In a statement published in a local newspaper, Oyia, the Libyan general people's committee of justice urged citizens deprived of their freedom by security agencies or those who have been proved innocent after being jailed, to fill the reconciliation application forms. The invitation is also meant for Libyan men who have been arrested without trial and those who have been released and wish to participate in the national reconciliation process. According to the statement, the application forms are available at the headquarters of the Libyan peoples' committees of justice in the various town councils of the country, starting from 1 November. The programme will culminate in the payment of compensation to victims. [Afrique Jet] More
محمد بوقعيقيص : نداء إلى الليبيين كافة

الإجدابي : إلى أين ستذهب جثة الديكتاتور؟

فتحي العريبي : بنغازي هي الأهلي.. والأهلي هو بنغازي

قورينا : العدالة الشافية     اجدابيا نت : محطات     السلفيوم : ضد توريث سيف الإسلام!!     السلفيوم : جمعية الهيلع

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة السويدية : دعوة للتظاهر

د. مصطفى عبدالله : إنها أكثر من غمامة صيف

سالم بن عمار : وقفات مع أباطيل معمر سليمان (4)

ناجي الفيتوري : حيص بيص

د. فوزية بريون : عن الثقافة والتلوث الثقافي

Friday, 30 October, 2009: Louis Susman said his government never thought Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi would be released by Scottish ministers and would have sought custody of him “early on” if they had. But a senior Scottish lawyer and the Conservatives said hostile relations between the US and Libya a decade ago would have made extradition impossible. Libya only agreed to hand over Megrahi in 1999 on the understanding that he would be tried under Scottish law and, if convicted, serve his sentence in a Scottish prison. Megrahi, who is terminally ill with prostate cancer, was released on compassionate grounds on August 20 this year by Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish justice minister, and allowed to return to Libya. Mr Susman, a close ally of Barack Obama, the US President, was appointed the ambassador to the UK. [Telegraph] More
Friday, 30 October, 2009: Bereaved relatives of IRA victims seeking compensation from the Libyan government - which supplied arms and explosives to the terrorists - have scotched reports that a compensation deal has already been done with Colonel Gaddafi. Hopes of a deal had risen after the Libyan leader indicated in a weekend television interview that an agreement had been reached with Britain over his country's role in arming the IRA. Now, as it emerged that the victims of IRA bombs will take their compensation campaign to Tripoli next weekend, it was announced yesterday that there had been "no deal done" with victims here. DUP MPs Jeffrey Donaldson and Nigel Dodds are part of the delegation negotiating for a deal over Colonel Gaddafi's role in supplying Semtex explosives to the IRA. [4NI] More
Friday, 30 October, 2009: MINSK, 29 October (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to develop joint production of tractors with Libya, First Vice Premier Vladimir Semashko said in a session of the Belarusian-Libyan intergovernmental commission for economic, trade and sci-tech cooperation on 29 October. According to Vladimir Semashko, the two countries have a good base for developing trade and economic cooperation in all areas. “There are no hurdles for our relations to be continued. A necessary treaty and legal base has already been developed,” said the Vice-Premier and added that the two sides have an agreement on the trade, economic and investment cooperation and an agreement on double taxation avoidance. “We have not used our potential to its full extent yet,” Vladimir Semashko said. In his words, Belarus and Libya have three or four large projects... [Law] More
Friday, 30 October, 2009: TUNIS (Reuters) - BP plans to invest more than $1 billion in its two exploration contracts in Libya over the seven-year license period, the head of the company's operations in Libya said on Thursday. "It is over $1 billion .. for the investment," Hugh McDowell, general manager of BP Exploration Libya, told reporters on the sidelines of the Energy Exchange North Africa Oil and Gas summit in Tunisia. He said BP was two years into the 7-year contract period, and that the bulk of the investment would be on drilling, which is to start next year. [Reuters] More
Friday, 30 October, 2009: THE Libyan Investment arm has (LAP) vowed to spread it telecommunication services to cover the entire African continent. LAP Green, as the investment portfolio is called, has five telecommunications companies in Africa. They include Uganda Telecom, Rwandatel, Green Networks in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Togo. Uganda Telecom’s managing director, Engineer Abdulbaset Elazzabi said they are in the process of acquiring more networks to fulfill their dream of covering the continent. “We have extended our footprint to five countries in Africa and we are offering a wide range of telecommunications services in all of these countries,” he said on Tuesday after their annual CEOs meeting in Kampala. [New Vision] More
Friday, 30 October, 2009: GENEVA - Libya has invited UN experts on arbitrary detention to visit the country amid a dispute with Switzerland over the "kidnapping" of two businessmen, a UN official said Wednesday. "Libya has invited the working group on arbitrary detention," Xabier Celaya, spokesman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said. "The working group has suggested to the government that the visit take place in February 2010, but no specific date has been fixed." The invitation came after Switzerland accused Tripoli of having "kidnapped" two Swiss businessmen at the end of September. [Middle East Online] More
تعازي إلى آل النجار     تعازي إلى آل العمروني والشلماني

صلاح الدين الغزال : وَجِيبُ اللَوْذ

علي البوسيفي : انتفض سليم الرقعي، فأرغى وأزبد!!     ج. : مركز رقابة الأغذية والأدوية مركز لسرطنة الليبيين وقتلهم

رابطة مواليد الفاتح : السارق علي عبدالصمد يرشى المسئولين     نصر الدين : جديد جامعة قار يونس (كلية الهندسة)

رجب الشلطامي : الرحلة اليومية

سليم الرقعي : خطر الإستبداد أشد من خطر الإلحاد!؟

Thursday, 29 October, 2009: GENEVA, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Libya was ready to release two Swiss detainees on Sept. 6, a Swiss newspaper revealed on Wednesday. But Libya reversed its decision after photos of Hannibal Ghaddafi, son of Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi, were published in Swiss newspaper the Tribune de Geneve on Sept. 4, according to the Le Matin newspaper said. The pictures were mug shots from the July 2008 arrest of the younger Ghaddafi for allegedly mistreating two servants during a stay in Geneva, said the paper. Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey accused Libya of "kidnapping" two Swiss businessmen last Thursday, after the two, who were banned from leaving Libya for one year, went missing when they left the Swiss embassy for a medical examination at the request of Libyan authorities last month. [Xinhuanet] More
Thursday, 29 October, 2009: It was a moment of revulsion for some of the family members of those who died in the 1988 bombing of Pan-Am Flight 103: the only person convicted in the attack, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, being set free and receiving a hero's welcome on the tarmac in his native Libya. Now, two months after al-Megrahi's controversial release, Scottish police are diving back into the two-decade-old investigation in hopes of identifying the former Libyan intelligence officer's suspected accomplices — and providing some peace of mind to relatives of the 270 people killed in the attack. Police confirmed on Sunday that they would take a fresh look at the evidence in the bombing case after a British newspaper, the Sunday Telegraph, reported that family members had received an e-mail from the Crown Office, Scotland's prosecuting authority, saying police were looking into several possible new leads. The paper said authorities decided to look into the case again after al-Megrahi, who has terminal cancer, dropped his final appeal before the Scottish government released him in August. [Time] More
Thursday, 29 October, 2009: A delegation representing victims of IRA violence is to travel to Libya at the weekend in a further effort to seek compensation. During the Troubles, Libya supplied guns and explosives to the IRA. DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson did not specify how much money they were seeking, but said they wanted to reach a multi-million pound settlement. "We're still in discussions with the Libyans so none of this is settled," he said. "The idea that's emerging is that if there was a settlement then obviously those victims who have taken legal action against the Libyan government would be the first to benefit from any settlement. "We would then hope that would be widened out to include generally victims of IRA terrorism. "There's a third category which would involve establishing a fund to promote peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland." The cross-party delegation attending the talks will include DUP MP Nigel Dodds, Labour MP Andrew McKinley, Lord Bew and Lord Brennan. Libya was once a sponsor of worldwide terrorism, including support for the IRA, but the country and its leader Colonel Gaddafi have come in from the cold. [BBC] More
Thursday, 29 October, 2009: TUNIS, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Algeria and Libya must improve the terms they offer international energy companies or risk them taking their capital and expertise elsewhere, industry executives operating in North Africa said on Wednesday. Algeria and Libya tightened the terms on production and exploration contracts they offer to foreign majors when oil prices were high, but these look less attractive now that world prices are half the level they were at their peak last year. "In the next two or three years we are going to see companies moving away to other areas," if the terms on offer in North Africa are not improved, said Felix Castaneda, Libya General Manager for Spain's Respol (REP.MC: Quote, Profile, Research). "If the oil price goes up to $140 that is a different matter. We are talking about the current market conditions," he told an Energy Exchange North Africa Oil and Gas summit in the Tunisian capital. [Reuters] More
الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : تحية إلى "حركة خلاص!"

قصيدة "القفل" للشاعر راشد الزبير السنوسي : الجزء الأول     الجزء الثاني

فوزي عبدالحميد : لا يلحق العار بالضحية أبدا

الحوار المتمدن : حملة تضامن مع الصحفي الليبي محمد الصريط

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009: OTTAWA - Libya's embassy on Tuesday denied reports that it has stopped issuing visas to Canadians following a diplomat spat over the repatriation of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. The embassy in Ottawa said in a statement it "asserts that there are no obstacles or restrictions on the issuance of visas for Canadian citizens to enter Libya." "All types of visas are issued for Canadian applicants in accordance with the procedure applicable to citizens of all countries," it said. "Many holders of Canadian nationality live in Libya, and they exit and return to it with ease and in an ordinary manner." CBC television and the online journal Cyberpresse had reported Sunday that Libya had stopped issuing visas to Canadians following the cancellation by Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi in late September of a stopover in Canada. [AFP] More
Wednesday, 28 October, 2009: Former Lawrenceburg Mayor Bob Thompson said he only was supposed to appear outside the United Nations headquarters in New York last week as part of a tongue-in-cheek KFC campaign to have a “Grilled Nation” of chicken fans admitted as the U.N.’s 193rd member country. Instead, the 80-year-old Col. Harland Sanders impersonator found himself shaking hands with the president of the U.N. General Assembly and, in the process, creating a small international incident. U.N. officials have called the publicity coup a security breach and inappropriate commercial use of the U.N. name. A U.N. security guard allowed Thompson into the building on Thursday and “inappropriately took it upon himself to extend the visitor’s tour,”allowing him access to Ali A. Treki of Libya, the General Assembly’s president. [Courier-Journal] More
Wednesday, 28 October, 2009: Private radio is already a reality in Libya, now competing with the national and regional stations run for decades by the state-run Libyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corp. (LJBC). In Tripoli and Benghazi, the country’s biggest cities and with an old tradition of tribal and cultural rivalry between them, the new stations on FM are mostly intended for the corporate entities connected to the oil and tourism industries. The influx of foreign broadcasters, however, is expected to lead to the establishment of more independent radio stations with a general audience of Libyan citizens and expatriates as their target. The LJBC has exploited the end of U.N. sanctions to refurbish and redevelop its medium-wave and FM infrastructure from the sprawling urban areas to the remotest parts of the country, right across the vast Sahara Desert. [RW Online] More
Wednesday, 28 October, 2009: Libyan leader Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi is writing the screenplay for a new drama series that will tackle anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bias in the media. Libyan leader Colonel Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi has written the screenplay for a new Syrian television drama set to air next Ramadan. The series, which is said to provide a response to "media attacks on the Arab and Muslim worlds" was written by the ostentatious leader and adapted by a Syrian writer. Syrian media sources say the series depicts a journey through the Mediterranean Sea, Europe, Iran and parts of Asia and addresses matters such as tyranny, dictatorship, the relationship between citizens and ruling institutions, and the strong ties between Muslims and Christians in the Arab world. Dr. Aijaz Ilmi, a media analyst and owner of the Urdu daily Siyassat Jadid, said Qadhafi’s personal venture into show business was rare among regional leaders. [The Media Line] More
Wednesday, 28 October, 2009: GENEVA, Oct 28 (Bernama)-- The Ambassador of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Geneva said Tuesday that the OIC will try to settle the existing diplomatic crisis between Libya and Switzerland, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. He disclosed that OIC Secretary General Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu will appoint a negotiator for the settlement of the problem, adding that OIC always takes interest in resolving problems facing its member states. On Sunday, Swiss foreign minister Micheline Calmy-Rey accused Libya of kidnapping two Swiss subjects. [Bernama] More
Wednesday, 28 October, 2009: (New York) - The Libyan government should investigate allegations of sexual harassment in a state-run residence for women who had been orphaned instead of charging the journalist who reported the story with criminal defamation, Human Rights Watch said today. On October 21, 2009, Mohamed al-Sareet, a Libyan journalist, wrote on Jeel Libya, an independent news website based in London, about a rare demonstration in Benghazi by women who live in a state-run care residence for women and girls who were orphaned as children, calling for an end to sexual harassment they said they had experienced in the center. The demonstrators were also demanding the return of the center's former director. After the article appeared, the police and then the General Prosecutor's office summoned al-Sareet for interrogation and charged him with criminal defamation. "Libya should investigate alleged abuse and ensure the protection of these women instead of intimidating the man who wrote about it," said Sarah Leah Whitson. [HRW] More
Wednesday, 28 October, 2009: The United States ambassador to Bern says the American government is "concerned" with Switzerland's ongoing row with Libya, while a Muslim bloc has offered to help. Ambassador Donald Beyer said in an interview on Tuesday with the Südostschweiz newspaper that the US was following the case of two missing Swiss businessmen closely and "would welcome their return". "We view the situation of the two Swiss citizens with concern from a humanitarian perspective and look forward to a satisfactory resolution of the issue," the US embassy in Bern confirmed on Tuesday morning. Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey has accused the Libyan authorities of kidnapping the businessmen who are being held in an undisclosed location and have been unable to leave the country for more than a year. [Swiss Info] More
Wednesday, 28 October, 2009: Mr. Taher M. Sarkez Under Secretary at the General People’s Committee for Industry, Economy and Trade met with the Ambassador of Malta in Libya Dr. George Cassar and officials from Malta Enterprise, Maltese and Libyan Chamber of Commerce and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, during a courtesy visit in Tripoli. Both parties discussed cooperation in various sectors including infrastructure, education, protection and sustainability of marine wealth, fisheries and industry. Particular reference was made for the encouragement of joint ventures between Libyan and Maltese companies in the mentioned sectors. The Maltese trade delegation led by Malta Enterprise and supported by the Libyan General Union of Chambers of Commerce and HSBC Bank Plc is currently visiting Tripoli. [Malta Media Online] More
يونس الهمالي بنينه : الإنتفاضة التي أدّت إلى العقاب

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : الشيخ والأرض

علي البوسيفي : مداعبات ونيس المبروك للمقاتلة.. إلى أين!!

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة المتحدة : إعلان عن إعتصام

أمارير : وجه التشابه بين حكيم، الفقيه وأهل السير (5)

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (5)

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : خطة هدم "سجن بوسليم" والذاكرة الوطنية الليبية

أسعد العقيلي : أين تلجأ أخواتنا.. نزيلات دار الرعاية؟

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : شبيك لبيك.. "جوجل" بين يديك

ابراهيم قويدر : بون شاسع بين النفاق الجماهيري والتلقائية الجماهيرية

نداء صبري عياد : المرأة ودورها في ظل المتغيّرات السياسية

الصادق النيهوم : سرّ وراء الحجاب

سليمان عبدالله : عندما يتعالم المجريسي!! (4)

Tuesday, 27 October, 2009: (Reuters) - Shokri Ghanem has been reinstated as chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp., an unexpected return to the top oil post in the OPEC member-nation weeks after he left the job. "Reinstated, and no other comment," Ghanem told Reuters. He left the post in September for reasons that were never made clear and had been replaced with Ali Seghir Mohamed Saleh. Ghanem, 67, visited London last week for the Oil and Money industry conference. He had given reporters no inkling that he would be returning to the NOC, saying he intended to carry out some consulting work and read more books. Libya is home to Africa's largest proven oil reserves and a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Ghanem's exit followed an acrimonious dispute between Libya and Canadian oil explorer Verenex. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 27 October, 2009: LOCKERBIE, Scotland, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Eight suspects in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing weren't investigated because the Libyan government refused to cooperate, The Scotsman reported. The people were considered as "high-level" suspects as part of the original inquiry into the bombing of the aircraft over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988. The Scotsman reported Monday the people never were ruled out because Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi refused to release them for questioning. Details about the suspects became known as law enforcement and court officials said they were reviewing the investigation and preparing to examine several lines of inquiry into the bombing in which 270 died, focusing on others suspected of involvement. Prosecutors said Lockerbie bombing was open to further review because the only man convicted of the crime, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, dropped his appeal. Megrahi, suffering from terminal cancer, was allowed to return to Libya in August after Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill released him on compassionate grounds. [UPI] More
Tuesday, 27 October, 2009: ZURICH, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Switzerland advised its citizens on Monday not to travel to Libya after the North African country failed to free two Swiss businessmen held there since last year. The Swiss foreign ministry said in a travel advisory published on its website that political tension which started after the arrest of the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Geneva last year was continuing. "The Libyan authorities are reacting with measures against Swiss persons and firms in Libya, for example the arrest of Swiss citizens and the obstruction of business," it said. The ministry advised against all travel to Libya, adding that the risk of kidnapping was very high due to armed gangs and Islamist militants who operated in large parts of the Sahara. The Swiss say Gaddafi promised to free the businessmen after meeting Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York last month. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 27 October, 2009: Libya announced that it is freezing its cooperation with the United Nation Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) because of the electing of the Bulgarian representative Irina Bokova as Director-General of the organization, the Switzerland telegraph agency reported. The Libyan delegation in UNESCO "condemns and disapproves" the election of the Bulgarian representative as the organization's head, reads a communique issued today. Libya "would not be happy to be a member of an organization, leaded by a representative of Bulgaria," says the official statement. Libya explained its decision with the violation of international conventions for exchange of prisoners made by Bulgaria by "setting free the Bulgarian nurses, sentenced to imprisonment for life for infecting with AIDS of 450 Libyan children." Libya will freeze its programmes under UNESCO and will withdraw its candidatures for the Executive Bureau and all the committees of the organization. [Standart] More
Tuesday, 27 October, 2009: By all accounts, 2009 was a lean year for irregular immigration. As of September, the total number of recorded immigrant landings in Malta stood at 1,459 – over 1,000 fewer than had landed over the corresponding period in 2008 (which by way of contrast ended on a record high of 2,775 arrivals in total). Could it be a coincidence that this sharp decline in arrivals occurred at a time of global economic crisis? Frontex – the European Union’s border control agency, set up specifically to pool member states’ resources to control immigration – seems to think otherwise. In a report issued in August, the agency identifies a “clear link” between this year’s apparent drop in irregular immigration across the Mediterranean, and the lack of job availability caused by the international recession. “Illegal migration to Member States is analysed as mainly income-generating migration, regardless of the initial causes or push factors,” the report states. [Malta Today] More
Tuesday, 27 October, 2009: The Project to teach the English language in Libyan universities has been awarded the international prize of the British Cultural Council for the year 2009. At a ceremony here Sunday, the Secretary of the People's committee of Al-Fateh University, Dr Hedi Akremi, said the prize was the fruit of the cooperation between the Libyan general people's committee for education and British Cultural Council in the area of the teaching of English. He disclosed that the project to teach English language in Libyan universities started in August 2006 in seven 7 universities but has now extended to three others. The supervisors of the project said the English language teaching project in Libyan universities was considered among the biggest and most important projects executed by the British Cultural Council in Libya, saying the project now engages 67 British teachers. [Afrique Jet] More
Tuesday, 27 October, 2009: Victims of IRA bombs take their reconciliation campaign to Tripoli at the end of the month, it was announced today. DUP MPs Jeffrey Donaldson and Nigel Dodds are part of the delegation probing Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s role in supplying Semtex explosives to the IRA. Mr Donaldson said: “Colonel Gaddafi has once again shown that he is keen to draw a line under past differences and this peace and reconciliation delegation is a major step toward achieving that, as well as justice for our victims of human tragedy.” The visit will be from October 31 to November 2. Gordon Brown has confirmed the UK will support compensation claims being made against Libya by IRA victims’ families. The British government has been criticised for its closer ties with Libya by victims of the IRA, which was supplied with explosives by Tripoli. [IOL] More
Tuesday, 27 October, 2009: (ANSAmed) - ROME, OCTOBER 26 - Two of the people smugglers who have organised the journey of the barge with more than 200 migrants on board which is about to arrive in Pozzallo, have been arrested in Libya by the Italian and Libyan police. When the boat was intercepted, said prefect Rodolfo Ronconi, in charge of Italian Interior Ministry's immigration and border police department, "information was collected on this journey. Thanks to this information, the Italian police (present in Libya with staff of the immigration department and the central crime-prevention department) and Libyan police forces were able to deliver a sever blow to the criminal organisation that makes hundreds of thousands of euros from these journeys". In fact, the prefect continued, "the Libyan police have also arrested one of the organisers of the journey, a 26-year-old man from Eritrea with a forged Sudanese passport, and a Libyan citizen who owns the barge". [ANSAmed] More
موسى عبدالكريم : هيئة الاوقاف و(الزمزكة) على الطريقة "الثورية"

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : أجهزة القذافي تعتزم هدم سجن بوسليم

بن شعيب : تعليق على مقال الأستاذ معمر سليمان (4)     عبدالحق : الفساد والمحسوبية تبدأ مع أمين قاريونس الجديد

عـزالدين اللواج : الغجر.. ذاكرة الأسفار وسيرة العذاب

فاطمة التائب : أين الطبيب الإنسان؟

أبو الدرداء الطرابلسي : الشرف على معايير خالد المهير..     راجل باهي : عندك حق يا حسين

Monday, 26 October, 2009: (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said "we are sorry" for the 1984 killing of a British policewoman outside the Libyan embassy in London which led Britain to suspend ties between the two countries for years. Yvonne Fletcher died after being hit by shots fired from the embassy during a demonstration against Gaddafi. "She is not an enemy to us, and we are sorry all the time and (offer) our sympathy, because she was on duty, she was there to protect the Libyan embassy, but this is the problem that should be solved -- but who did it?" Gaddafi said in an interview with Sky News, to be broadcast on Monday. Britain's foreign ministry said in a statement: "We agree with him that this issue needs to be resolved. "Libya can help in the search for answers by allowing the UK police to return to Libya to complete their investigations into the murder of WPC Fletcher." [Reuters] More
Monday, 26 October, 2009: Libyan leader Muammar al Gaddafi has told Sky News the Palestinians should be able to have nuclear weapons as a counterbalance to Israel's own atomic arsenal. The Libyan leader talks to Colin Brazier about the hypocrisy of nuclear policy "The strange thing is that we have double standards," said Col Gaddafi in an exclusive interview with Sky's Colin Brazier. "If the Israelis have the nuclear weapons and the nuclear capabilities, then it is the right of the Egyptians, the Syrians, the Saudis to have the same - even the Palestinians should have the same because their counterparts, or their opponents, have nuclear capabilities. Why not?" He continued: "...if we don't want this situation, so we'll have to disarm the Israelis from their nuclear weapons and capabilities." Col Gaddafi announced Libya was giving up its weapons of mass destruction in 2003, paving the way for better relations with the West. [Sky News] More
Monday, 26 October, 2009: OTTAWA - Canadian travellers have been told they're not welcome in Libya, in an apparent reprisal for Canada's near tongue-lashing of Moammar Gadhafi. Gadhafi cancelled a planned stopover in Newfoundland last month after the Harper government made public its intention to scold the Libyan leader over the hero's welcome Libya gave a man convicted in the Lockerbie bombing. Since then, Gadhafi has made clear to officials within Libya's travel documentation offices that no visas are to be granted to Canadians wanting to enter the country. That has left some Canadians who were part of recent tourist groups travelling in the Middle East and North Africa in the lurch. Canadian officials said on the weekend they were aware of the problem and that Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon raised the issue when he met with Libyan officials in Tripoli. [Canadian Press] More
Monday, 26 October, 2009: GENEVA - Two Swiss businessmen who are at the centre of a diplomatic tussle between Libya and Switzerland are being held in good conditions, Libya's deputy foreign minister was reported as saying on Sunday. Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey has accused Libya of "kidnapping" the two, who have been prevented from leaving Tripoli for some 15 months in a row over the brief arrest in Geneva of one of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's sons. Last month, the men, who were mainly staying in the Swiss embassy, were asked by Libyan authorities to undergo a medical check-up. Swiss diplomats and relatives said they had lost contact with the two since then and had no news of them. "The two Swiss have not been kidnapped," the Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim as saying. They are being held at "a house" in a safe location, in "accordingly good circumstances, even if they would rather be in another place", he added. [AFP] More
المؤتمر الليبي للأمازيغية : لا للاقطاعية القذافية الملكية، أبا وأبناء

محمّد قدري الخوجة : إنّهم لا يعلمون ولا يعقلون

سالم بن عمار : هل تتعامل مع وقتك بهذه الطريقة؟

الإنقاذ ـ العدد 44 : حوار مع أبطال انتفاضة اكتوبر 1993

صديق الغربة : في ذكرى انتفاضة اكتوبر المجيدة    الوليدي ـ بني وليد : أهالي بني وليد يقولون

المهدى صالح احميد : 23 سنة خلف القضبان

Ghoma : On The Tabula Rasa And The Clean Slate...!

Sunday, 25 October, 2009: Dark clouds hung over Speke Resort Munyonyo at yesterday’s opening of the heads of state summit of the African Union at a conference Uganda is hosting on the plight of internally displaced persons after it emerged that the current chair of the AU and Libyan President Mummar Gaddafi had skipped the event. No official statement was issued to explain why the Libyan leader did not show face even though he was expected to open yesterday’s meeting. But what was more odd was the lukewarm attendance by Africa’s top leaders, with only five presidents, including host President Museveni in attendance. Where are the presidents? Only presidents Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Rupiah Banda (Zambia), Mohammed Abdelaziz (Western Sahara) and Sheik Sharif Ahmed (Somalia) managed to make the trip to Kampala. [Monitor] More
Sunday, 25 October, 2009: An Italian firm is supplying Libya with a $442 million Border Security and Control System. In addition to installing new computerized border control systems for legal visitors arriving by air, sea and land, the system will also include some sensors systems, and the ability to easily integrate data from ships, aircraft and troops patrolling the borders looking for illegal entrants. Libya has land borders of 4,348 kilometers and a coastline of 1,770 kilometers. Population is only 6.3 million and most of the country is desert. Libya is a police state, so the new system will also play a role in keeping the population under control. [Strategy Page] More
Sunday, 25 October, 2009: Authorities secretly ordered the re-examination of all evidence following the decision by Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi to drop his appeal against his conviction for mass murder. The disclosure comes as the relatives of British victims of the terrorist attack launch a campaign today – backed by The Sunday Telegraph – for an independent public inquiry into who ordered and carried out the bombing. Families have sent a letter to Gordon Brown demanding the Government holds an inquiry into the bombing, in which 270 people were murdered, following the death of Megrahi, the only man ever convicted of the atrocity. Megrahi had abandoned his appeal as part of an apparent deal that saw him sent home to Libya to die. The Sunday Telegraph has seen the email sent by the Crown Office, Scotland's prosecuting authority, to British relatives of victims informing them of the new investigation, which includes a review of forensic evidence. In the email, Lindsey Miller, a senior Procurator Fiscal who was involved in preparing evidence for Megrahi's trial, wrote: "Throughout the investigation we have, at various times, taken stock of the evidence as a whole with a view to identifying further lines of inquiry that can be pursued. [Telegraph] More
تعازي إلى آل الكيلاني القطعاني

Libyan Artist Amro Abdulla ( Country Music ) مقهى لبدة : الفنان الليبي عمرو عبدالله

طالب : عجز الطلبة الليبيين بأمريكا عن سداد الفواتير    طالب دكتوراه : ما يحدث للطلبة المبعوثين الى الساحة الأمريكية.. نكبة

سليم الرقعي : إقتراح إصلاحي..     فتحي العريبي : تجربة..     ياسين ابوسيف : بيرليسكوني والقائد

علي البوسيفي : يا معمر سليمان.. من مظاهر التخنث عدم الحياء..    الغزال : وادي الذئاب

معمر سليمان : أضاحيك ذوي لكع

Saturday, 24 October, 2009: ZURICH, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Engineering group ABB has not heard from one of its employees held in Libya for five weeks, it said on Friday, calling on the Swiss and Libyan governments to resolve the matter swiftly. ABB Libya country manager Max Goeldi and another Swiss businessman have been prevented from leaving Libya since July 2008, days after Swiss police arrested Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal on charges, later dropped, of beating and mistreating two domestic employees while staying in Geneva. In a statement, the company said Goeldi had been detained since Sept 18 and it was "very disturbed" that it had not heard from him or received any sign of life for five weeks. His whereabouts were also unknown. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 24 October, 2009: Muammar Gaddafi called on Friday for the removal of 'unjust' rich-country farm subsidies and more emphasis on helping the poor in world trade talks. Gaddafi, who chairs the African Union and has ruled Libya for 40 years, also urged the creation of a world economic council, saying the Group of 20 did not go far enough. "G20 is not enough to deal with the problems that have not only economic but social dimensions," he said in a statement distributed to journalists at a European Union development conference in Stockholm. Gaddafi did not attend in person. Gaddafi's statement said the World Trade Organisation's Doha Round of negotiations should remove agricultural subsidies that put poor African farmers at an economic disadvantage. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 24 October, 2009: Rome - Italy and France want the European Union to clinch a deal with Libya aimed at helping the North African nation control its borders and stem the flown of illegal immigrants across the Mediterranean to Europe, the Italian government said Friday. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and French President Nicolas Sarkozy made the appeal in a joint letter in which they also called for a strengthening of the EU's border patrol agency, Frontex, and a greater 'sharing of responsibility,' on immigration between EU member states. The letter was sent to Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt - whose country holds the EU's rotating presidency - and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, the statement from Berlusconi's office said. It comes ahead of a EU summit scheduled in Brussels on October 29-30. [M&C] More
Saturday, 24 October, 2009: Florence - Over 70 panels containing hundreds of original documents divided into six sections narrate the Italian occupation of Libya between 1911 and 1943 with particular reference to the violence that characterized this “adventure” (4,000 deaths only in 1911 and 80,000 in the following period: calculations show that one-tenth of the entire Libyan population died during this occupation). The exhibit “Violence and Colonialism”, organized by the National Archives and Historical Studies Libya Center, will remain open to the public until November 8th at the “Nicola Pistelli” Room of Palazzo Medici Riccardi (Via Cavour #3) thanks to an initiative by the Tuscany Region through the “Resistenza” Historical Institute. [IGN] More
Saturday, 24 October, 2009: His claim that some quotes were ‘lies’ fell down when it came to those that can be seen coming out of his own mouth on YouTube. His efforts to justify his associations with Colonel Gaddafi of Libya and the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke had a desperate tone about them. Had we not seen seen his response the allegations would have had less force. I thought the representatives from the mainstream parties – Justice Secretary Jack Straw, Lib Dem Home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne and Baroness Warsi, the Conservative's Shadow Community Cohesion spokesperson - did an effective job on this. What was also crucial was the calm, measured chairmanship of David Dimbleby. Other presenters might have been more manic, more aggressive. Dimbleby was all the more effective. [Daily Mail] More
Saturday, 24 October, 2009: The Libyan revolutionary leader, Mouammar Kadhafi, the current chairman of the African Union (AU), on Thursday received the Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jacques Diouf, official sources revealed. The meting in Tripoli came against the background of preparations for the world conference on food security to be organised by the FAO next month in Italy. The FAO Director-General, according to official sources, gave an overview to Kadhafi on the ongoing preparations and arrangements for the conference and of the major issues featuring on its agenda. Mr Diouf informed the AU chairperson of the FAO's desire to see the AU actively participate in the conference. [Afrique Jet] More
الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : بيان صادر عن المكتب الدائم

بوكاط : منسق فريق العمل الثورى البركة يوزع معسكر جمال عبدالناصر العقائدى

اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة : نداء للرأي العام للحيلولة دون إخفاء مسرح الجريمة

الرائد عبدالسلام على الواعر : بيان بمناسبة مرور الذكرى السادسة عشر لانتفاضة اْكتوبر المباركة

التضامن : تعرض نزيلات دار الرعاية بمدينة بنغازي للإعتداءات

ميدل ايست اونلاين : ناشط ليبي : سيف الاسلام في معركة صعبة وغير مضمونة النتائج

فوزي عبدالحميد : إلى إبن الجبل الأخضر

منتدى الأربعين : يا سيف الإسلام معمر الفزاني : إليك (40) سؤال

بلال الليبي : وقفات إيمانية بوجه الإلحاد والمادية

أمارير : وجه التشابه بين حكيم، الفقيه وأهل السير (4)

Friday, 23 October, 2009: GENEVA - Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey on Thursday accused Libya of "kidnapping" two Swiss businessmen who have been prevented from leaving Tripoli for a year in a diplomatic row between the two countries. The two went missing last month after they left the Swiss embassy to undergo a medical check-up at the request of Libyan authorities, and Tripoli said they were being held in a "safe location." Switzerland "has not received any proof of life after the two Swiss (citizens) were kidnapped by Libyan authorities and hidden in an unknown location, in flagrant violation" of consular conventions, Calmy-Rey told journalists. The government had "protested very strongly against the abduction," she added. [AFP] More
Friday, 23 October, 2009: The Swiss cabinet has expressed irritation over the "systematic refusal" of Libya to implement agreements between the two countries. On Wednesday a 60-day deadline for normalising relations ran out with no word on the fate of two Swiss businessmen detained in Libya for over a year. At a news conference on Thursday, cabinet members declined to say what measures would be taken towards Libya. "Switzerland sticks to its agreements and promises to all states, and expects Libya to do the same," President Hans-Rudolf Merz said. Switzerland had since August 2008 adhered to the principles of a state under the rule of law in its dealings with Tripoli, and would continue to do so, Merz said. [Swiss Info] More
Friday, 23 October, 2009: Nigerian deportees from Libya on Wednesday accused the Nigerian Embassy in the North African country of doing nothing to save their colleagues who died there. They made the accusation when they visited the members of the House of Representatives Committee on the Diaspora. Meanwhile, the lower chamber will, on Thursday, debate the reported death of 30 Nigerians recently in China. The matter was brought under urgent national importance by Austin Nwachukwu (PDP, Imo) but members voted that it should be debated on Thursday. The deportees, numbering about 15, who were serving jail terms before the intervention of the committee and a non-governmental organisation, said that they were on the death row in Libya with all hope lost, until the lawmakers intervened. Vitalis Onuoma, who spoke on behalf of the returnees, said the action of the embassy and foreign affairs ministry resulted in the repatriation of over 1000 of them. [Next] More
Friday, 23 October, 2009: (Saba) – Libyan Leader Col Muammar Gaddafi reiterated on Thursday his country's support to Yemen's unity and stability. The announcement was made as Gaddafi met with Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi who arrived in Libya early today on the final leg of an Arab tour to deliver a verbal letter from President Ali Abdullah Saleh to Gaddafi. The letter dealt with the bilateral relationship between Yemen and Libya as well as issues of mutual interest. Al-Qirbi started Monday an Arab tour that included stops in Egypt, Syria and Libya. He conveyed Saleh letters to the leaders of the three Arab states concerning the bilateral relationship with each country, the latest developments in the region and issues of mutual interests. [SABA] More
Friday, 23 October, 2009: A HALE man has been jailed for 18 months after admitting stealing almost £6,000 from a man while working as a customs and exise officer at Manchester Airport. Timothy Muskett, 57, snaffled the cash while investigating its origin after it was declared by a Libyan man due to fly back home. Muskett, of Leicester Road, was later arrested by cops arriving back home from shopping trip with a number of the stolen £50 pound notes in his pocket. He told officers he’d stolen the cash because he was "tired, stressed and anxious" after working three 12 hour shifts and three night shifts. He was also full time carer to his frail 85-year-old mother and had paid back all the money, the court heard. But Minshull Street Crown Court Judge Adrian Smith jailed him for 18 months and told him: ”You have committed the greatest possible breach... [Messenger] More
Friday, 23 October, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, OCTOBER 22 - This morning's meeting in Tripoli organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the US State Department, the Libyan Justice Ministry and with participation of the Italian anti-mafia department, focused on the fight against human trafficking. Sixty Libyan judges and attorneys involved in the Ethjic project, initiated by the IOM last year to improve the capacity of the Libyan justice system to deal with human trafficking and funded by the GTIP Fund of the US State Department, have presented their recommendations to the Libyan Justice Minister, Mustafa Mohamed Abdel Jalil, on ways to improve the Libyan approach to the problem. "The new relation between Libya and the USA also includes the fight against terrorism and human trafficking, the modern form of slavery" said American ambassador Gene Cretz, the first US ambassador to Libya after 36 years. [ANSAmed] More
ألفا : مناشدة لدعم المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية في جهوده لملاحقة ومقاضاة نظام القذافي

ابراهيم قراده : السجل الوطني التاريخي لرفض ديكتاتورية القذافي ومقاومة مساعي تمديدها توريثا

مؤسسة المنار : زيارة سمو ولى العهد الى الولايات المتحدة (4)

الساطور : معندناش عليها!

عبدالمجيد العمراني : حديقة الملك والغلام (4)    بن شعيب : تعليق على مقال الأستاذ معمر سليمان (3)

سالم بن عمار : وقفات مع أباطيل معمر سليمان (3)

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (4)

محمد بن احميدة : ھل شاھد العالم نصابين مثلھم؟

سليمان عبدالله : عندما يتعالم المجريسي!! (3)

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه‮ : مأدبة من لحم الخراف للسيدة باردو

Thursday, 22 October, 2009: LONDON - The British lawyer for Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi said Wednesday that his client was alive, contradicting a Sky News report that said he was dead. Sky News television reported that the former Libyan intelligence agent, who is critically ill, had died, but attorney Tony Kelly said the report was untrue. "He is alive, he is breathing," Kelly said, criticizing the Sky report. "I hope they would publish an apology. I can't believe they would publish a report like that without putting it through the basic fact check." Kelly refused to say exactly when he had last spoken to al-Megrahi or how he knew he was alive. Sky News said unidentified sources had told it that the bomber had reportedly died... [AP] More
Thursday, 22 October, 2009: Libya's reported intention to buy 20 Sukhoi attack jets in a $1 billion weapons deal with Russia underlines a pattern of sizable military acquisitions by North African states that some analysts view as a regional arms race. Russia's Interfax news agency reported Monday that Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime in Tripoli planned to purchase 12-15 Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighters, four Su-30s and six Yakovlev Yak-130 combat training aircraft. It said the contracts could be signed by the end of this year or early 2010 with Rosoboronexport, Russia's state-run arms exporter. Most of the weapons systems in Libya's arsenal were bought from the Soviet Union during the Cold War and are now virtually obsolete. [Official Wire] More
Thursday, 22 October, 2009: WASHINGTON - Libya is again requesting additional time to destroy its stockpile of chemical warfare materials, an international nonproliferation organization said recently (see GSN, Oct. 16). The northern African country has submitted a request for an extension of "intermediate and final deadlines" for the destruction of its Category 1 chemical weapons, states an Oct. 7 status report by the director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Category 1 weapons contain materials that have little if any nonmilitary use and pose a "high risk" to the Chemical Weapons Convention. Libya's stockpile consists of roughly 25 metric tons of sulfur mustard stored in bulk containers, along with two chemical-weapon precursor materials, according to Jonathan Tucker, a senior fellow with the James Martin Center... [GSN] More
Thursday, 22 October, 2009: A special envoy from Libya, Dr Saed Arabi Hifyanah, said this after paying a courtesy call on President Robert Mugabe at his Munhumutapa Office on Monday. "Sanctions ' economic sanctions, political and other forms of pressure ' cannot realise their target... Dialogue is important rather than domination and intimidation," he said. His remarks come in the wake of similar observations by Southern African Development Community which recently called on the West to lift the embargo and proposed an economic rescue package for the country which has been facing economic challenges for the past seven years. Western countries, led by former colonial master Britain, have imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe. [Southern Times] More
Thursday, 22 October, 2009: (21 Oct 09 - RV) The second special assembly of the synod of bishops for Africa is intro its third and final week of deliberations. The synod fathers today went into small working sessions to discuss the draft propositions that will be presented in their final form to the Holy Father at the end of the assembly. Bishop Giorgio Martinelli is the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, where there are roughly 100 thousand Christians, none native to the North African country… [Vatican Radio] More
Thursday, 22 October, 2009: Democratic Party (DP) presidential hopeful Nasser Ntege Ssebagala has said he has been talking to Libya’s Muammar Gadaffi, telling him not to support President Museveni’s re-election in 2011. Mr Ssebagala, who is also the Kampala mayor, made the revelation at Bwala in Masaka on Tuesday where he addressed DP village committee leaders from Masaka, Ssembabule, Kalangala, Lyantonde and Rakai districts. Speaking in Luganda, Mr Ssebagala alleged that President Museveni has a lot of money at his disposal which he could use to manipulate the next general elections, saying the President has access to national coffers and institutions as well as the business community. “In the past few weeks, I have been telling a few things to Gadaffi and I have completely spoilt that link at least,” Mr Ssebagala claimed. [Monitor] More
عبدالسلام الزغيبي : الرأي والرأي الاخر

فرج بوالعَـشّة : القذافي ونزول وحي الخلافة!!

Wednesday, 21 October, 2009: In 1988, an American airliner flying from London to New York exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people. A Libyan man was the only person convicted of involvement, and he was released in late August by Scottish authorities because he is suffering from cancer. Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi dropped his appeal before he was released, and some thought that might be the end of the 21-year Lockerbie saga. Some victims' relatives believe there are still unanswered questions and are seeking legal avenues to raise them. The only man convicted in the Lockerbie bombing arrived in Libya to a jubilant welcome that upset families of those who killed in 1988. Scottish authories freed Abdelbaset Ali Al Megrahi... [VOA] More
Wednesday, 21 October, 2009: An MSP claims a piece of evidence vital to the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber was taken from Scotland to Germany during the investigation. Nationalist MSP Christine Grahame claimed a fragment of the timer said to have detonated the 1988 Lockerbie bomb was taken to Munich for examination. She said the information was confirmed by the Crown Office in response to a Freedom of Information request. The Crown Office said Megrahi's defence team knew of the German move. A total of 270 people died when Pan Am flight 103 exploded over the town of Lockerbie in southern Scotland. [BBC] More
Wednesday, 21 October, 2009: The Sri Lanka State Engineering Corporation has been selected to construct a mega housing project in Libya, Construction and Engineering Services Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. The Minister addressing the media said the State Engineering Corporation will construct 2,500 housing units in Libya within two years. The total project cost is US$ 495 million. The Corporation will employ 2,000 local workers for this project as labourers, architects and engineers. "The construction of 2,500 houses is the first phase and it will be followed by 7,500 more houses after the completion the first phase. [Daily News] More
Wednesday, 21 October, 2009: Given the criticism that Gordon Brown has received over claims he put lucrative trade deals with Libya ahead of the victims of the terrorism that it has sponsored, his appointment of our new man in Tripoli was always going to be highly sensitive. Mandrake hears that the Prime Minister has, however, added more fuel to the fire by giving the job to an official who forged his reputation on increasing trade with another Arab state. Richard Northern is to be Britain's new ambassador to Libya, replacing Sir Vincent Fean, who has held the post for just three years. "It is extraordinary that Brown is making the appointment now, when our relations with Tripoli are so vexed," says my man at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. "Northern earned his spurs in Riyadh, where he helped boost Britain's trade... [Telegraph] More
Wednesday, 21 October, 2009: Tripoli: HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani yesterday held a round of talks with Libyan leader Col Moammar Gaddafi. The talks dealt with bilateral relations and ways of promoting them as well as a set of regional and international issues of mutual interest. The talks were attended on the Qatari side by HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani, HH the Emir’s Secretary for Follow-Up Affairs HE Saad bin Mohamed al-Rumaihi, the office Director of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs office, H Abdullah bin Eid al-Sulaiti, Qatar’s Ambassador to Libya Mohamed Abdullah al-Subaie, and Director of HE Chief Executive of Qatar Investment... [Gulf-Times] More
Wednesday, 21 October, 2009: A second deadline for the release of two businessmen being help in Libya has passed. The Foreign Ministry has confirmed there’s been an official government visit to Tripoli. A delegation of five or six representatives from the Swiss government traveled to Libya on Sunday. Reports suggest they’d hoped to make contact with the two men held there. According to Swiss television SF1, the delegation has now returned to Switzerland. The two businessmen have been detained since diplomatic relations became strained between Bern and Tripoli, following the arrest of the Libyan leader’s son, in Geneva in July 2008. 60 days ago, President Hans-Rudolf Merz told the country that he’d secured the release of the businessmen... [WRS] More
Wednesday, 21 October, 2009: DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bcb05e/libya_oil_and_gas) has announced the addition of the "Libya Oil and Gas Report Q4 2009" report to their offering. Business Monitor International's Libya Oil and Gas Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, oil and gas associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Libya's oil and gas industry. The latest Libya Oil & Gas Report from BMI forecasts that the country will account for 7.78% of African regional oil demand by 2013, while providing 16.61% of supply. African regional oil use of 2.98mn barrels per day (b/d) in 2001 rose to 3.60mn b/d in 2008. It should average 3.58mn b/d in 2009... [Business Wire] More
Wednesday, 21 October, 2009: A senior FBI investigator involved in the Lockerbie inquiry has entered the controversy over a vital piece of scientific evidence which secured the conviction of the Libyan bomber. Richard Marquise, now retired, told The Times that a tiny bomb fragment at the heart of the prosecution case had been taken out of Scotland in the course of the investigation, and brought to Washington, where it was examined in the bureau’s laboratory. He said he believed it had also been taken to Germany His view appears to contradict a claim by Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, then Lord Advocate, who told a television documentary that to his knowledge, the fragment had never been outside Scotland. Lord Fraser, who led the prosecution, told a Dutch television crew that had evidence been sent abroad, the case against Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi would have been vulnerable. Yesterday, however, Mr Marquise said no one denied that the fragment, part of the bomb’s timing device, had been examined by Scottish officials in the FBI laboratory in Washington, or that it had been scrutinised by experts in Germany. [Times Online] More
محمّد قدري الخوجة : منوعات     Alfa : No Arms To Gaddafi

اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة : بيان بشأن الإفراج عن سجناء سياسيين

عيسى عبدالقيوم : من يحكم (أم) كيف يحكم؟!

رجب : بعض تجار الامازيغية مع سيف القذافي    صديق : مبروك عيدك "ليبيا وطننا"    الليبي 100 : كلاب حراسة المصالح الأمريكية

حكيم : الكهل الشبق والدمية الخرساء (15) ـ الأخيرة

فتحي العريبي : رحيل الفنان الشعبي علي الجهاني - عليويكة

Tuesday, 20 October, 2009: MOSCOW — Libya is planning to buy more than 20 Russian fighter jets in a billion-dollar arms deal with Moscow, the Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing a military-diplomatic source. "Libya is planning to buy 12 to 15 Su-35 multipurpose fighters, four Su-30s and six Yak-130 combat training planes from Russia," the unnamed source was quoted as saying. The contracts could be signed at the end of this year or the beginning of 2010 and would have a total value of about one billion dollars (670 million euros), he said. "Many of the contracts are already fairly well worked out from a technical viewpoint and are practically ready for signing.The financial aspects still need to be resolved,"the source told Interfax.[AFP] More
Tuesday, 20 October, 2009: Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat- Saif-al-Islam, the second son of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi, is at present pondering his nomination to the post of general coordinator of a grouping of tribal, political and business leaders in an effort to end speculation in Libya over his political future, Asharq Al-Awsat has learned. An informed Libyan source told Asharq Al-Awsat that Al-Qadhafi's son who is at present on a private visit abroad would return to the country soon at a date that has not been determined yet to announce his official and final stand on this nomination. Libyan circles are waiting for the return of Al-Qadhafi's son while those close to him are hinting at a speech he would deliver as information is circulating that he intends to join in the demolition of the ill-reputed Abu-Salim jail in the Libyan capital Tripoli. [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
Tuesday, 20 October, 2009: LONDON (Dow Jones)--There is no alternative to the dollar as an international reserve currency at present, but it would be desirable if an alternative could be created, Libya's central bank governor said Thursday. Speaking at a financial forum in London, Farhat Omer Bengdara said the fact that the U.S. economy remains the largest economy in the world by a big margin makes it likely that the dollar will retain its reserve currency status. "But if there is an international currency it would be much better than the dollar, of course, if there is some creative opportunity in future for an international reserve currency," Bengdara said. Jordanian central bank Governor Umayya Salah Toukan, who was also present at the forum, agreed it wouldn't be easy to replace the dollar due to the size of the U.S. economy. He also said he isn't optimistic that attempts by Gulf Cooperation Council countries to create a new currency will succeed. [WSJ] More
Tuesday, 20 October, 2009: A Swiss delegation has visited Libya, the foreign ministry confirmed on Monday evening. Authorities said the trip was part of an agreement to normalise relations between Bern and Tripoli. Swiss television has reported that the delegation comprised officials from both the foreign ministry and the finance ministry. Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz holds the finance portfolio. The delegation had reportedly left Libya by Monday evening. The foreign ministry did not comment further. The two countries have been at odds since Geneva police arrested Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal in July 2008. Libya removed billions from Swiss bank accounts, cut air links and revoked exit visas for two Swiss nationals. Merz travelled to Tripoli in August in an attempt to diffuse the conflict. He apologised to Libya and the two sides agreed to have a solution by October 20. The fate of the two Swiss nationals is unknown. [Swiss Info] More
موسى عبدالكريم : جرائم القذافي ضد أبناء التبو

التضامن لحقوق الأنسان : بيان صحفي

فرج بوشناف : مبروك موقع "ليبيا وطننا" عيد ميلادك ، 14 سنة

موقع ليبي جديد : موقع الفنان خالد السنوسي

صوت العراق : 88 إرهابيا ليبياً في طريقهم الى العراق!!

سالم بن عمار : وقفات مع أباطيل معمر سليمان (2)

معمر سليمان : أسرة الطواويس

Ghoma : The Father And The Son And The Holy Jamahiriya

سوّاح : زيف القذافى

Monday, 19 October, 2009: (Bloomberg) - Emirates Telecommunications Corp. offered 1 billion Libyan dinars ($825 million) in a “comprehensive offer” for the right to operate Libya’s third mobile-telephone license as the United Arab Emirates’ biggest phone company seeks to expand abroad, a company official said. “In Libya we have submitted our offer,” Jamal Al Jarwan, chief executive officer for Etisalat’s international investments, said in an interview today. “We have a technical, financial and commercial offer and the investment could reach near 1 billion dinars.” Middle Eastern telephone-service providers are expanding in Africa and Asia to seek clients in emerging markets with young and growing populations. [Bloomberg] More
Monday, 19 October, 2009: OTTAWA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon on Sunday started a week-long trip to Libya, Israel and Saudi Arabia aimed at strengthening relations and discussing regional issues. During his visit, Cannon will meet his counterparts, senior officials and important stakeholders to reinforce Canada's relations with these countries and to explore opportunities to expand the ties, a government release said. Cannon is also expected to review bilateral issues and discuss major regional issues of common interest such as Iran, Afghanistan and the Middle East peace process. [Xinhuanet] More
Monday, 19 October, 2009: Nayzak Air Transport, a privately-owned Libyan airline, is to launch services to Manchester. The airline is starting a twice weekly service between Manchester and Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya after the capital Tripoli. The airline has received permission from the Department of Transport to fly into the UK from November using a Boeing 737. Libyan Airlines is the only other carrier to fly between Manchester and Libya, with a five times a week service to its hub in Tripoli. Lifting of United Nations and EU sanctions imposed after the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 allowed the state-owned airline to return to the UK in April 1999. Nayzak only started scheduled operation in May 2009. [Crains] More
تعـازي إلى آل ابوسيف     تعـازي إلى آل اليمني     تعـازي إلى آل الجهاني     تعـازي إلى آل الفلاح

هيومن رايتس ووتش : ليبيا : يجب إخلاء سبيل جميع المحتجزين ظُلماً

سليم الرقعي : دعوة إلى إنفراج سياسي..!

د. مصطفى الزائدي : عالم من الجياع

علي البوسيفي : لقد هزلت يا معمر سليمان

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (3)

س. أ. السنوسي : إلى رفيقي الراحل مصطفي البركي

مركز التوثيق الليبي : الذكرى الثانية لوفاة المرحوم مصطفى البركي

د. مصطفى عبدالله : سلطة تكذب على شعبها لن تفلح أبداً

Sunday, 18 October, 2009: London - A secret review of the killing of a policewoman outside the Libyan embassy in London in 1984 concluded two years ago that there was enough evidence to charge two Libyans, a report said on Friday. A senior lawyer who carried out the review said Matouk Mohammed Matouk and Abdulgader Mohammed Baghdadi could be charged with conspiracy to cause death, the Daily Telegraph reported. The case review, commissioned by prosecuting authorities on behalf of London's Metropolitan Police, concluded that both men had played key roles in organising the shooting of 25-year-old Yvonne Fletcher, the newspaper said. Neither man was registered as a diplomat, meaning they did not have immunity from prosecution. The maximum sentence for conspiracy to cause death is life imprisonment. [AFP] More
Sunday, 18 October, 2009: A delegation of MPs has been invited to Libya to discuss possible compensation for the families of IRA victims. Libya supplied guns and explosives to the IRA during the NI Troubles. Lawyers for some of those injured or bereaved by the IRA have revealed that while MPs have been invited, the victims were not. MP Jeffrey Donaldson, who will be on the delegation, said it followed talks he and DUP colleague Nigel Dodds had at the Libyan embassy in London. "As a result of that, the Libyan government have now issued an invitation for a parliamentary delegation to visit Libya to discuss with them the claim for compensation for the victims of IRA terrorism," he said. Mr Donaldson said he expected there would be a chance for victims to meet with the Libyans in the future. [BBC] More
Sunday, 18 October, 2009: Oil Libya Limited said that it is eying to expand its operations in Ethiopia by announcing that it has imported into the country 16,720 metric tones of Deomax and Accel lubricants for vehicle and industrial use in Ethiopia. “We are business people and we assess the potentials in a certain market. The rapid economic growth here, the stability, and population size make us believe that there is a vast potential for us to get involved in the energy sector in Ethiopia,” General Manager of the company Abdul Salam Yunus told The Reporter. Yunus added that Oil Libya is ready to construct and run modern fuel stations here in Addis Ababa and all over the regions after sorting out its land requirements with the government. [Nazret] More
Sunday, 18 October, 2009: Libya does not want third parties to mediate in the conflict opposing it with Switzerland, says the Swiss foreign minister. In an interview carried in Saturday's edition of the French-language Le Matin newspaper, Micheline Calmy-Rey said that other parties had tried to mediate but that this had brought "no results". "From the beginning the Libyans made very clear that they wanted to see this case managed bilaterally, given its family component," she said. The crisis with Libya was triggered by the detention in Geneva in July 2008 of one of the sons of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, and his wife, on charges of mistreating two of their servants. Although the servants were compensated and withdrew their charges, Libya has taken a number of retaliatory measures against Switzerland. [Swiss Info] More
عبدالنبى أبوسيف ياسين : سيادة الرئيس سيف!

أمارير : وجه التشابه بين حكيم، الفقيه وأهل السير (3)

راشد الزبير السنوسي : القفل : مشاهد من سيرة حياة  

د. علي محمد الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (16)

فوزي عبدالحميد : وجعل الأعرابي من العدوان قيمة! 

ليبيا المستقبل : حوار مع الأستاذ محمود شمّام

حكيم : الكهل الشبق والدمية الخرساء (14)

خيري أبوشاقور : شاردات وواردات (4)

طارق القزيري : مصر : معارضة التوريث.. هل فات أوانها؟

Saturday, 17 October, 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' campaign. He said British government officials would join the campaigners in meetings with Libyan officials. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 17 October, 2009: (New York) - Libya should follow its release of 88 prisoners on the night of October 15, 2009 with the release of all political prisoners and those unjustly detained in Libyan jails, Human Rights Watch said today. Those released include 45 members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), most of whom had been in prison since the mid-90s after being convicted in unfair trials of an attempted coup against the Libyan leader, Mu'ammar Gaddafi. Their release came after the group renounced violence in August 2009. Authorities in Abu Salim prison also released 43 "members of other jihadist groups," a Gaddafi Foundation news release said. "The release of these prisoners is a positive step, particularly because many were prosecuted in unfair trials," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. "Now the government needs to go ahead and free all of its political prisoners, people jailed merely for expressing views critical of the government, and all those unjustly detained." [HRW] More
Saturday, 17 October, 2009: The visiting Libya Technical Team accompanied by Mr. Barrie has had very fruitful discussions on the implementation of projects in Sierra Leone recently with the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone at her office at Presidential Lodge, Hill Station in Freetown. The projects discussed included the refurbishing of the Lungi Hospital, the construction of an Orphanage in Makeni and the construction of an ultra-modern hospital in Kono. Her Excellency, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma welcomed the Libyan Technical Team to Sierra Leone and reiterated that on her return from the working visit from Libya, she had engaged in feasibility studies to get on board credible construction companies to undertake the various works. After holding discussions with the First Lady, the Libyan Technical Team thoroughly inspected the Lungi Hospital and the 21.3 acres land in Makeni for the construction of the Orphanage as well as the site in Kono. [Awarness Times] More
Saturday, 17 October, 2009: Libya has invited a delegation of British parliamentarians to Libya to discuss the case of families of IRA victims, it emerged tonight. "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 victims of the IRA victims want compensation from Libyan leader Gaddafi, who they say shipped Semtex explosives in the 1980s and 1990s. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said last month he supported the families' campaign. He said British government officials would join the campaigners in meetings with Libyan officials to negotiate compensation. A Foreign Office spokeswoman said the parliamentary delegation to Libya would not be an official British government visit. [Irish Times] More
تعـازي إلى آل عمير والفيتوري     تعازي إلى آل كعبار     تعازي إلى آل بونخيلة

سوا : ليبيا تفرج عن عشرات الجهاديين     أويا : القيادات الشعبية تعتمد سيف الاسلام منسقا عاما لها     أويا : المؤتمر السري الأول..!

قورينا : منظمات حقوقية وأهلية تصدر بيانا بشأن الإفراج عن معتقلين

أ. ع. الجبالي : القذافي في فضيحة جنسية مع والدة ملك تورو

عبدالمنصف البوري : رؤية فى الواقع العربي

مركز التوثيق الليبي : الملكة فاطمة.. : شعر راشد الزبيرالسنوسي

ابراهيم قويدر : غرس الهوية الوطنية أساس تحقيق الدولة العالمية

ابراهيم عمّيش : الفساد.. وحجب الإصلاح الديمقراطي في ليبيا (3)

سالم بن عمار : وقفات مع أباطيل معمر سليمان (1)

المسحان : تنصيب سيف لاستمرار الاغتصاب

معمر سليمان : قوافل الحجج.. وطلائع الأدلة (3)

فتحي العريبي : أصيل بلدة سوسة في الشعر والفوتوغرافيا

Friday, 16 October, 2009: Libya has released 88 Islamist inmates, some of them belonging to a group with suspected links to al-Qaeda, the country's state-run charity has said. It said among those freed were 45 members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which had been accused of trying to oust Col Muammar Gaddafi's regime. The militants had been in prolonged talks with Tripoli to reach a deal to renounce violence and win the release. They were freed from the notorious Abu Selim prison, near Tripoli. "We congratulate all advocates of human rights issues on the release of 45 members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and 43 members of various other Jihadist groups," Libya's Human Rights Association said in a statement on Thursday. The association is part of the powerful Gaddafi Foundation, which is run by Col Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam. [BBC] More
Friday, 16 October, 2009: TRIPOLI - Libya on Thursday freed 88 Islamists and announced it will demolish Abu Slim prison, notorious for what human rights groups say was a 1996 massacre in which more than 1,000 prisoners were killed. The Islamists with Al-Qaeda links walked out of the Tripoli prison, an AFP correspondent at the scene reported. The Kadhafi Foundation, headed by Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam, confirmed the planned closure of Abu Slim, saying the remaining inmates would be transferred to another jail. The building "will be destroyed in the next few days," a Libyan source told AFP, adding that a residential district and a green space would replace the prison, which has often been used to detain political prisoners. The government has begun "procedures to compensate families of martyrs who died in the clashes" in 1996, the Foundation said without giving details. Human Rights Watch said that the Libyan security forces killed at least 1,200 prisoners in a hail of bullets in 1996 in circumstances that remain unclear. [AFP] More
Friday, 16 October, 2009: LONDON (Dow Jones)--Libya plans to issue licenses next year to two or three foreign banks based on a three-step application process, once it has concluded a survey of sectoral stability, central bank Governor Farhat Omer Bengdara said Thursday. In an interview with Dow Jones Newswires, Bengdara said that interested banks would have to fulfill various criteria, which have yet to be set, but would likely be based on ratings, soundness and presence. They would then be required to submit technical offers and those accepted would bid for the licenses. "The licenses [will be] in 2010," Bengdara said. "We haven't decided when exactly they will start being processed." The Central Bank of Libya has said that international banks that obtain a license won't need a local partner to set up bases in the North African country. Bengdara also said that Libya hopes to complete the privatization of most of its banks over 2010 and 2011. "We don't have any bank we want to keep, but the absorption of the Libyan market is not strong, so we have to do it gradually," he said. [WSJ] More
Friday, 16 October, 2009: A secret report into the killing of Wpc Yvonne Fletcher concluded more than two years ago that there was enough evidence to charge two Libyan men in connection with the killing, it has been reported. A review of the case by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) reportedly found that the men played an instrumental role in organising the shooting which killed the 25-year-old as she policed a demonstration at the Libyan embassy in central London in 1984. Earlier this year officials said the Scotland Yard investigation into the killing had stalled when Tripoli suspended co-operation. Gordon Brown raised the matter with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi when they met at the G20 in July. The Daily Telegraph said that the leaked document identifying the two men was ready in April 2007, weeks before a meeting between former prime minister Tony Blair and Colonel Gaddafi opened trade links between the two countries. [UK Press] More
Friday, 16 October, 2009: The second edition of the Libyan maritime show, "LIMEX 2 009", was flagged off Tuesday at the International Fair of Tripoli, with by 75 local and international companies, specialising in industry, equipment, maintenance and maritime transport, in attendance. Organised by the Office of Ports and Maritime Transport at the Libyan General Popular Committee for Communications and Transports, the show will end 16 October. It aims at highlighting the latest inventions and technologies in the area of ma ritime industry. These will be documented to enable the different institutions monitor and adapt to developments in the sector. The programme will feature a workshop, attended by academicians, researchers and specialists. [African Manager] More
Friday, 16 October, 2009: KAMPALA - The Uganda Media Council has fined a tabloid newspaper 50,000 dollars for alleging that Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi had an affair with a Ugandan tribal monarch. The Red Pepper newspaper published a series of stories in February alleging that Kadhafi was romantically involved with Best Kemigisha, Queen Mother of Tooro, a tribal kingdom in southwest Uganda. Libya's ambassador to Kampala, Abdullah Bujedian, filed a complaint against the paper in Uganda's civil court and with the Uganda Media Council The Media council ruling against Red Pepper cited the "sheer ludicrousness" of the articles and said the newspaper had barely tried to defend its reporting. The Media Council ruled that because the paper could provide no justification for the articles, which "caused injury to the Libyan leader" and threatened Tripoli-Kampala relations, it must pay damages and publish a prominent apology by November 30. [AFP] More
طارق الهوني : شاهد المدينة المفتوحة : احتفالية تأبينية للأديب الراحل أحمد محمد العنيزي

الجزيرة : مجلة لفنون الكراسي     قورينا : مثقف خارج الحدود     الوسط : سيف الإسلام القذافي    السلفيوم : ليبيون في تايلند

الأجدابي : خريف الديكتاتور.. توريث جنائزي

د. محمد بوقعيقيص : حذاري يا شعبي من عديمي الأصل وشيوخ السلاطين

موسى عبدالكريم : حقائق وأدلة جديدة عن أصل القذافي

Thursday, 15 October, 2009: Libya has named Sreenivasa Pammaraju Rao, an Indian judge, to sit on a tribunal that will look into last year's detention in Geneva of a son of Libyan leader, Moammar Gaddafi. The Swiss foreign ministry said at the end of August that Elizabeth Wilmshurst, a British lawyer, would be Switzerland's arbitrator on the panel, which will be located in London. Neither Rao, a 67-year-old expert on public prosecution who currently works in Qatar, nor Wilmshurst would comment on the appointment. The tribunal is a condition of the Swiss-Libyan accord signed on August 20 by Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz, who has come under fire for apologising to the Libyan authorities for the "unjustified and unnecessary" measures by authorities in Geneva against Hannibal Gaddafi. Gaddafi and his wife were detained by Geneva police after accusations they had mistreated two domestic staff. Charges were never brought against them. [Swiss Info] More
Thursday, 15 October, 2009: The competition to sell arms to North African countries is heating up, as nations on the southern Mediterranean rim ramp up procurement of military systems and negotiate privileged strategic relationships. The "sell-and-run" mode is out of fashion. North African countries want technology transfer and assistance to build their own defense and aerospace industries, no matter how long it may take to develop beyond the basic stage. France usually leads the pack of would-be suppliers. President Nicolas Sarkozy is taking a hand in developing defense exports, and some of the target countries are former French colonies (see p. 20). Italy is also involved, and Russia wants to defend at least part of its Cold War-era market share. Other competitors are the U.S. and U.K. Libya is a case study in the new dynamic of arms sales in the region. Since Tripoli eliminated weapons of mass destruction and (supposedly) renounced terrorism, it has become a valued buyer and has started building up its internal security. Libya seeks to better control porous land and maritime borders and immigration, and subdue groups that could threaten the regime. [Aviation Week] More
Thursday, 15 October, 2009: COPENHAGEN, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Danish engineering group FLSmidth (FLS.CO: Quote) has won a cement plant order worth about 130 million euros ($194 million) in Libya, the company said on Wednesday. The plant to be built for Libya's Al Hadena National Company near Nalout, some 280 kilometres southwest of the capital Tripoli, will have a capacity of 4,600 tonnes per day, FLSmidth said in a statement. "The order will contribute beneficially to FLSmidth's earnings until the plant is commissioned during 2011," it said. Shares in FLSmidth ended up 5 percent at 286.50, outperforming the DJ Stoxx European industrial goods and services index , which was up 2.6 percent. [Reuters] More
غومة : حول الملوك والملكات ـ ترجمة : الساعاتي

مؤسسة المنار : زيارة سمو ولى العهد الى الولايات المتحدة (3)

المحمودي : العي وعجز البيان عن وصف شجاعة سيد ولد عدنان

Wednesday, 14 October, 2009: ITALIAN police have arrested an Egyptian and a Libyan suspected of aiding a bomb attack against a police barracks in Milan, the northern city's assistant prosecutor said today. Suspected assailant Mohamed Game, 35, of Libya lost his hand and eyesight in the blast yesterday. He was arrested and admitted to hospital immediately afterwards. The other casualty was a paramilitary policeman who was slightly injured by glass shards from a window in his sentry box. Investigators found 40 kilograms of ammonitrate fertiliser, frequently used in homemade explosives, in an apartment near the barracks, Armando Spataro said, adding that Game had bought the substance last week. Game and the two suspected accomplices, Abdel Haziz Mahmoud Kol of Egypt and Libyan Mohamed Imbaeya Israfel, face charges of manufacturing, possessing and transporting explosives, Mr Spataro said. Game was to be charged with the attack. [The Australian] More
Wednesday, 14 October, 2009: In the recent coverage of the 40th anniversary of Colonel Gaddafi’s accession to power, there was little mention of the monarchy overthrown by his coup in 1969. The tacit assumption was that the now-forgotten King Idris I had been the victim of a socialist revolution that had, at least, a large measure of popular support. Viewed through the century-long prism of his helpmate and widow Queen Fatima, however, the truth was more complex than that. Her life was intimately bound up with the creation of modern Libya, and accordingly framed by exile. Born at the oasis of Kufra in 1911 - she never knew the exact date - Fatima al-Shifa al-Sanussi was the fifth daughter of Ahmad al-Sharif, the Caliph’s representative in North Africa and the third leader of the Sanussi. [Times Online] More
Wednesday, 14 October, 2009: At least three Somali detainees died and three others are in a very critical condition after facing livelihood difficulties in the Libyan jails, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Tuesday. Sources said that about 60 Somali immigrants are in the jails of Libya adding that most of the detainees are complaining about more different problems of the livelihood and brutal actions committing by the security guars of jails. Abdinasir Abdijalil, one of the Somali detainees confirmed Shabelle radio that Somalis are tortured, killed and committed actions against the humanity by the prison guards of Copra jail in the border that Libya has with Sudan and Chad. Abdinasir also said that some of the Somali detainees of that prison had died already while some others are in comma due to malnutrition, famine and diseases pointing out that they also met brutal actions out of the law from the security guards there in Libya. [All Africa] More
Wednesday, 14 October, 2009: A parliamentary foreign policy commission has heard - behind closed doors - statements from cabinet ministers regarding the so-called "Libyan dossier". Martine Brunschwig Graf, a member of the commission, described the information given by Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz, Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey and head of the Geneva police, Laurent Moutinot, on Tuesday as "convincing". She said Moutinot had confirmed that the arrest in Geneva in July 2008 of Hannibal Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader, and his wife, had conformed to Swiss law. The Gaddafi couple were held for allegedly physically mistreating two of their servants. In the aftermath of the arrest, two Swiss nationals were detained in Libya accused of violating visa regulations. They are still there despite comments by the Libyan prime minister that they would be free by September 1. Merz and Calmy-Rey on Tuesday informed the commission in Geneva on the state of relations between Switzerland and Libya. [Swiss Info] More
Wednesday, 14 October, 2009: THE Red Pepper has been ordered to pay sh100m to Col. Muammar Gadaffi for alleging a love affair between the Libyan leader and Toro Queen Mother, Best Kemigisa. The disciplinary committee of the Media Council ordered the local tabloid to pay Gadaffi $50,000 (sh95m) and another sh5m to the Libyan Arab People’s Bureau (the embassy). It also ordered Red Pepper to publish apologies to Gadaffi, with the same prominence as the contentious articles, before November 30. The Libyan embassy complained to the Media Council about 10 articles between February 5 and 19 detailing an alleged love affair between the two dignitaries. It asked the Media Council to suspend the practicing licence of Red Pepper editor, accusing him of acting unprofessionally and maliciously for selfish gain. This, the complainant said, injured Gadaffi’s reputation and angered the Libyans, endangering relations between the two countries. [New Vision] More
Wednesday, 14 October, 2009: SUPPORTING the attempt by IRA victims to win compensation from Libya is a chance to secure peace in Northern Ireland, a victims' campaigner has told US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. During her visit to Belfast on Monday, Mrs Clinton refused to give her approval to the case taken by British victims to receive compensation for Libyan-sponsored terrorism from Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Last year US victims received compensation from the same regime. Asked whether she would support parity of treatment for victims of terrorist attacks, such as the Lockerbie bombing, Mrs Clinton diplomatically avoided answering the question directly. Mrs Clinton said that she "grieved for all victims", saying that she has met many, but added: "I do not have an opinion about the question that you asked specifically." [News Letter] More
Wednesday, 14 October, 2009: TURIN, Italy (AP) — Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company representative Khaled Fareg Zentuti has been nominated for a seat on Juventus' board of directors. LAFICO owns a 7.5 percent stake in Juventus, which is publicly traded, and had a seat on the board until 2003 when Al Saadi Gadhafi, the son of the Libyan leader, withdrew to play for Serie A rival Perugia. LAFICO has the second biggest stake in Juventus, with the Agnelli family's holding company EXOR SpA retaining a majority 60 percent. Zentuti is expected to join the board at the next assembly on Oct. 27. [USA Today] More
سليم الرقعي : السنوسيون أولى إذن!؟

ليلى الهوني : رضوا سيف..!!     فوزي عبدالحميد : سطوة الأديان على الإنسان 

محمد نور الدين : أصداء الصفعات     أسعد العقيلي : هل يقع سيف التوريث في الرأس؟

الإجدابي : السجين     الإجدابي : إلى امرأة لا تعرفني     أويا : سيف الإسلام منسقاً‮ ‬عاماً‮ ‬للقيادات الشعبية

اليوم السابع : البحث عن وظيفة لابن الزعيم!!     نسيج : معارض ليبي : القذافي لا يملك صلاحية للحكم ولا لتوريث الحكم

حكيم : صلاة الجنازة على عبد الفحل

سليمان عبدالله : عندما يتعالم المجريسي!! (2)

Tuesday, 13 October, 2009: David Miliband has revealed that the UK government supported the decision to free the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing because his death in a Scottish jail would have damaged trade and diplomatic ties to Libya. The foreign secretary disclosed that Libya and Scottish National party ministers were told in advance that the government agreed "as a matter of policy" that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi should be freed on compassionate grounds because of his terminal cancer. His remarks, made in a statement on the Megrahi affair to MPs on their first day back after the recess, confirm that the government had formally sanctioned the release by making its views known to both sides. Miliband insisted that UK ministers had no power or desire to pressurise the Scottish justice secretary, Kenny MacAskill, to release Megrahi. [Guardian] More
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009: Milan, Italy (AHN) - A 34-year-old, Libyan-born resident of Milan attempted to bomb a Carabinieri barracks on Monday, but set off the device outside after he was confronted by guards. Mohamed Game has been identified by Italian authorities as one of the wounded in the attack, and at this time has yet to be linked to any terror movement or organization. Italian intelligence officials are investigating the incident and Italian Police Chief Antonio Manganelli has been briefed on the attack. A Carabinieri was slightly injured in the attack, but has since been treated and released. [AHN] More
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009: Border control and domestic security systems are becoming an important export category for many defense suppliers. Finmeccanica subsidiary SELEX Sistemi Integrati recently announced a EUR 300 million (currently $442 million) contract with Libya for a large Border Security and Control System. The first tranche of EUR 150 million has already started. Finmeccanica will provide all the typical functions of a C3 (Command, Control & Communication) system, such as command decision support tools, information processing, integration of data gathered by different sensors, the sensors themselves, and emergency management. SELEX-SI has prime responsibility for the architecture of Large Systems. [Defense Industry Daily] More
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009: ISLAMABAD: Following Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s recent visit to Libya, and mutual consultations, the government is considering extending its overseas development operations in the engineering and allied sectors by establishing a branch of its premier engineering and consultancy organisation, the National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK), in Libya. Libyan ministers have approached the government through appropriate channels to consider the utility of establishing NESPAK in Libya to facilitate cooperation in multiple technical and engineering sectors. A NESPAK representative had visited Libya during August 2009 as part of a public-private construction consortium, receiving an encouraging response during the consultative meetings held with Libyan counterparts, said an official press release. [Daily Times] More
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009: The latest Libya Oil & Gas Report forecasts that the country will account for 7.78% of African regional oil demand by 2013, while providing 16.61% of supply. African regional oil use of 2.98mn barrels per day (b/d) in 2001 rose to 3.60mn b/d in 2008. It should average 3.58mn b/d in 2009 and then rise to around 3.96mn b/d by 2013. Regional oil production was 7.84mn b/d in 2001, and in 2008 averaged 10.20mn b/d. It is set to rise to 11.98mn b/d by 2013. Oil exports are growing steadily, because demand growth is lagging the pace of supply expansion. In 2001, the region was exporting an average 4.86mn b/d. This total had risen to 6.60mn b/d in 2008 and is forecast to reach 8.02mn b/d by 2013. [Official Wire] More
Tuesday, 13 October, 2009: Bulgarian MEP from the Socialist Party Ivailo Kalfin has expressed razor-sharp indignation at Libya's statements that the country will leave UNESCO, if the organization is headed by Irina Bokova. "The attitude, demonstrated by the Libyan Minister of Education, can't be described in other words but as a mere discrimination," said the former Bulgaria's Foreign Minister. In his words, "it's inadmissible that all the Bulgarians are collectively blamed for the tragedy of the HIV infected Libyan children." Kalfin reminded that the Bulgarian people had many times demonstrated their sympathy with these kids' fate. "It has been proved that the roots of the Benghazi epidemic should be searched in reasons, having nothing to do with the Bulgarian medics," Kalfin was explicit. [Standart News] More
   د. فتحي العكاري ‮ : مراتب الكلاب     محمد العلاقي : "شايلوك" المصارف الليبية

مركز التوثيق الليبي : ادريس آدم العقيلي توفي في معركة "فادا"

موسى عبدالكريم : توريث أم توريط!؟     الأجدابي : من العمل السري إلى الخطاب السري

الجزيرة : الانتحار يثير القلق في ليبيا     بنغازى : سلاح الليبيين في البيوت والافراح

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه‮ : في هجاء البشر ومديح البعوض

محمد الأصفر : أشجار النـّم     د. مصطفى الزائدي : تساؤلات حول تقرير جولدستون

عاطف الأطرش : مناصب بلا مواقف.. وحيل لا تنطلي على أحد!! هالة المصراتي نموذجاً

اللجنة المشرفة : قريبا.. حملة البحر والشمس لتنظيف الشاطئ وقاع البحر بمدينة مصراته

Monday, 12 October, 2009: Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC) is continuing its expansion across the region by signing an agreement with National Commercial Bank of Libya to provide issuing, ATM and POS support for its 70 branches. This most recent agreement for MSCC aligns with the company's vision to export Egypt's technological expertise and industry know-how internationally, showcasing the competitiveness and capability of the Egyptian market. The agreement was signed on September 27 in Tripoli, Libya between MSCC Managing Director Hoda Shoukry and Said Awad Rashwan, General Manager, National Commercial Bank of Libya. Also present at the signing for the bank were Dr. Fawzy Abu Khozam, IT Division Director. [TMC] More
Monday, 12 October, 2009: Turkish Foreign Trade Minister Zafer Cağlayan has said Turkey is working to attract a sizeable share of the $100 billion Libya has allocated for investments in the next five years. Speaking to the Anatolia news agency on Saturday about his talks in Libya, Cağlayan said Libya sought to invest in Turkey. “The more we work, the better chance we have of receiving investments from Libya,” Cağlayan said. Discussing debt Libya owes to Turkish contractors, Cağlayan said there will be positive developments on this matter by the end of the year. Turkey is working to ease mutual visa procedures with Libya, he added. [Today's Zaman] More
Monday, 12 October, 2009: DOHA: The Doha Debates will begin their sixth series today, with a discussion on the bitterly-contested release of the Lockerbie bomber. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, a Libyan national with terminal cancer, was freed in August by the Scottish government on compassionate grounds, provoking an international outcry and condemnation by US President Barack Obama. Al Megrahi was the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 which came down over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people. The debate, which takes place at Qatar Foundation Headquarters at 7.30pm, will argue the motion that “This House deplores the release of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya”. Debates’ Chairman Tim Sebastian said that most of the comments had so far come from Britain and America. “It’s time to hear from Arabs...” [The Peninsula] More
تعازي إلى آل جبعور

اليوم السابع : مطالبات بتولى سيف الإسلام أعلى منصب ليبى بعد الرئاسة

مؤسسة المنار : زيارة سمو ولى العهد الى الولايات المتحدة (2)

معمر سليمان : قوافل الحجج.. وطلائع الأدلة (2)

فرج بوالعَـشّة : من هي "اللجنة الوطنية للدفاع عن أعضاء مجلس قيادة الثورة الليبية"؟!

خيري أبوشاقور : شاردات وواردات (3)

التجمع الجمهوري : بيان بشأن بدء عملية التوريث

المحمودي : الكشّاف عمّا في كلام المبتور من الكذب والتدليس وإيراد الضعاف (2)

نادي الباروني : التواصل مع أبناء الجالية الليبية بمدينة مانشستر

Sunday, 11 October, 2009: Sebha-- “At this very moment, there are 1,100 fighters who have laid down their arms in Agades (in Niger). They are listening to us right now and waiting for me to order them to enter Niger in peace. I tell them: 'Go ahead and enter Niger in peace'," the President of the African Union Muammar Gaddafi told thousands of Tuareg and top officials from Mali and Niger in Tuesday in Sebha, thousand kilometers south of Tripoli. Mali and Niger have agreed a comprehensive peace deal with Tuareg rebel groups under which 1,100 fighters have already laid down their arms, said Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who sponsored the accord. "It is a historical day and momentous hour as our Tuareg brothers in Mali and Niger have decided to make peace and lay down their weapons," the African Union President Muammar Gaddafi said. [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 11 October, 2009: Paisley Jr's apparent claim that PSNI officers in Libya were there to spy on the country has been rejected by the chairman of the Policing Board. Last month, when it emerged that he had personally authorised PSNI officers to go and help the Tripoli regime, Mr Paisley hinted that they were there to gather intelligence for Britain. But, responding to a letter from TUV leader Jim Allister, Barry Gilligan said that claim was wrong. Last night Mr Allister repeated his call for Mr Paisley to either resign from the Policing Board or be removed by the DUP over his "wild suggestion". "When Ian Paisley Junior was exposed as having approved the secondment of PSNI officers to help Gaddafi, he spun a web of defence which included the spectacular claim that in fact the officers were intelligence-gathering. The former MEP said that Mr Gilligan's letter spelt out that the officers "do not engage in any sort of information-gathering on overseas deployments". [Newsletter] More
الساطور : رفض أطفال التبو بالمدارس

عبدالمجيد العمراني : حديقة الملك والغلام (2)     شارون فرعون الفاطمي : كذبة اسمها "ليبيا الجماهيرية"..

زكيّة التايب : أمي.. ليست ككل الأمهات

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : بيان حول مساعي القذافي للتعجيل بتوريث الحكم لأبنائه

علي الخليفي : ملكة الشفاء..     سليم الرقعي : الإعلام بالتوريث.. لماذا الآن!؟

ابراهيم عمّيش : مفهوم العلاقة بين الشرعية الدستورية وشكل نظام الحكم

حكيم : الكهل الشبق والدمية الخرساء (13)

Ghoma : On Kings and Queens..!

Saturday, 10 October, 2009: Libya has threatened to stop its collaboration with UNESCO if the Bulgarian Irina Bokova becomes Director General of the UN cultural organization. Irina Bokova, 57, defeated Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosny after a suspenseful and drawn-out race, sealing victory in the fifth round of balloting at the organization's Paris headquarters on September 22. The appointment of Bokova as UNESCO Director General will be officially confirmed at a general conference on October 15. Libya has expressed its disappointment and disagreement with the election of Irina Bokova in a letter to the organization's General Conference. The North African Country has announced its intentions to stop the program for collaboration with UNESCO if the Bulgarian is appointed as Director General, the declaration further says. [Novinite] More
Saturday, 10 October, 2009: The global Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion, meaning that nearly 1 in 4 people in the world practice Islam, according to a report Wednesday billed as the most comprehensive of its kind. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life report provides a precise number for a population whose size has long has been subject to guesswork, with estimates ranging anywhere from 1 billion to 1.8 billion. The project, three years in the making, also presents a portrait of the Muslim world that might surprise some. For instance, Germany has more Muslims than Lebanon, China has more Muslims than Syria, Russia has more Muslims than Jordan and Libya combined, and Ethiopia has nearly as many Muslims as Afghanistan. "This whole idea that Muslims are Arabs and Arabs are Muslims is really just obliterated by this report''. [MB] More
الجزيرة : جدل بليبيا لرفض "التبو" بالمدارس

سليمان عبدالله : عندما يتعالم المجريسي!! (1)

فوزي عبدالحميد : سويسرا تأخذ أولادي رهائن للمرة الثانية

المؤتمر : بيان حول أحداث وتطورات وتداعيات قضية سوق الثلاث بطرابلس

الاتحاد الدستوري الليبي : وأخيراً وُوري الجثمان الطاهر ثرى أُحُد     الأجدابي : لا عزاء..

Friday, 9 October, 2009: Less than a week after the U.N. Human Rights Council agreed to defer for six months a report accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza, Libya sought Wednesday to bypass that decision by bringing the matter before the U.N. Security Council instead. Libya, one of the Security Council’s 10 non-permanent members, pressed for an emergency council session to discuss the Goldstone report. The council instead agreed to discuss it at a monthly meeting on the situation in the Middle East. [CNS] More
Friday, 9 October, 2009: RABAT, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Libyan flag carrier Arab Libyan Airline has signed a deal with Airbus EADS.PA subsidiary OnAir to enable its passengers to use mobile phones, short text messages and Internet, the Tripoli-based company said on Thursday. "The accord on mobile phones, text messages and Internet services would help improve services we provide to our passengers," said the airline in a statement, adding that the telecoms services on its planes would start next September. The statement, carried by the Libyan state news agency Jana, gave no financial details for the deal. [Reuters] More
Friday, 9 October, 2009: The naming of an industry professional as the new head of Libya’s state oil company cements the growing power of government conservatives over energy policy. Ali Seghir Mohamed Saleh’s nomination last week as chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) ended weeks of speculation after the resignation of his reformist predecessor Shokri Ghanem. International oil majors including BP, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell are pouring billions of dollars into Libya and are watching warily for any changes in policy that could affect their investments. Analysts said Ghanem resigned because his role as the top oil official in a country with Africa’s biggest proven oil reserves was being undermined by the Supreme Council For Energy Affairs (SCEA) set up two years ago. The SCEA is dominated by conservatives close to Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi and is close to Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi’s son Mutassim, the country’s national security adviser. [Calgary Herald] More
Friday, 9 October, 2009: Bishops from Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Libya, Nigeria, DR Congo, South Africa and Angola addressed the fourth meeting of the ongoing Africa Synod in Rome yesterday on issues of justice, human rights, migration and the environment. The texts of their addresses follow ..... Titular Bishop of Tabuda, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli,Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli of Libya: We know that, on the African continent, there are more than ten million displaced persons, migrants looking for a country, a land of peace. The phenomenon of this Exodus reveals the face of injustice and socio-political injustice in Africa. We live the tragedy of this phenomenon completely in Libya... to come to Libya to be rejected from Europe ..... Most of them flee from war and poverty in their own countries and come to Libya, where they look for jobs to help their families or as a means to reach Europe in the hopes of finding a better and more secure life. Many of them are taken in by promises of a well-paid job and now find themselves constrained to working at badly-paid and dangerous jobs, or none whatsoever. Many women brought to the country are obliged to prostitute themselves. [Independent Catholic News] More
Friday, 9 October, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, OCTOBER 8 - Turkish State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan said on Thursday that both the bilateral trade between Turkey and Libya and their exports to third countries could be developed by making Libya an investment and production base. Caglayan attended Turkey-Libya trade & investment meeting in Tripoli, as Anatolia news agency reports. Noting that Turkey signed free trade agreement with many African countries, Caglayan said that a serious progress was recorded with Libya on prevention of double taxation, encouragement of investments and signing of a free trade agreement. Caglayan said that Turkey-Libya trade volume reached 1.4 billion USD in 2008, adding that Turkey exported products worth of 1.1 billion USD to Libya last year. He noted that Turkish contractors undertook construction projects worth of 10 billion USD in Libya in the last 4-5 years. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 9 October, 2009: His opponents call him “the wolf in sheep’s clothing,” suggesting that Moammar Gadhafi—the man who has ruled Libya since 1969, when he overthrew the king in a military coup—is able to hide a savage core behind a softer, seemingly benign facade. In truth, though, the self-proclaimed colonel’s appearance has been anything but sheeplike, becoming increasingly ostentatious and at times outright bizarre. He has “long been a flamboyant dresser,” explains Ronald Bruce St. John, author of Libya: From Colony to Independence. But his “operetta-like uniforms have become more outlandish each year.” At last week’s UN summit, Gadhafi stood out in a sea of black suits, issuing a bizarre string of demands—including calls to reinvestigate the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy—while sporting a head-to-toe chocolate-coloured ensemble, with matching cape and black felt cap. For Gadhafi, who has been dubbed “the most unabashed dresser on the world stage” by Vanity Fair and a man who “has brought colour and his own eccentric panache to the drab circuit of international summits and conferences,” the outfit was almost demure. [Macleans] More
تعازي إلى آل السنوسي     تعازي إلى آل حيمه     تعازي إلى آل بعره

اليوم السابع : القذافى يسعى لتمكين نجله بتفصيل منصب رسمى ودائم

عبدالمجيد العمراني : حديقة الملك والغلام (1)     مراد علي : إلى الحيران الثعبان والتعبان

مؤسسة المنار : زيارة سمو ولى العهد الى الولايات المتحدة (1)

د. علي محمد الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (15)

Thursday, 8 October, 2009: The UN Security Council on Wednesday rejected Libya's request to hold a special session on the Goldstone Report, but agreed to advance its periodical meeting on the Middle East to Oct 14 and focus on the war crimes report. The meeting was originally scheduled for Oct. 20. Most of the council's members were against discussing the report until the UN Human Rights Council reached a joint agreement on its recommendations on the topic. Libyan Ambassador Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham, flanked by ambassadors for Egypt, Sudan, the Arab League and the Palestinians, said the goal is "an open discussion ... (about) what happened on the ground in Gaza and also the tragedy" for Palestinians living there. [JPost] More
Thursday, 8 October, 2009: Libya's state-run news agency says a Libyan fighter jet crashed into a house during an international air show in the country's capital, killing the pilot and the co-pilot. The JANA report says three people on the ground were wounded when the Soviet-designed MiG-23 jet crashed early Wednesday in an eastern suburb of Tripoli, destroying most of the impacted house. It said the three wounded people have been hospitalized and are receiving medical treatment. [ETaiwan News] More
Thursday, 8 October, 2009: TRIPOLI, October 7 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Wednesday that Russia has five ongoing contracts with Libya in the sphere of military cooperation. "The contracts involve military equipment for the Ground Forces and the Navy, including the modernization of T-72 tanks, and the general supply of spare parts for the above-mentioned branches of the Armed Forces," said Alexander Mikheyev, deputy general director of Rosoboronexport. Mikheyev, who is heading the Russian delegation at the LAVEX-2009 air show in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, said Libya has already provided guarantees on payments under at least three contracts. "We are also participating in a Libyan tender on the delivery of aircraft and air defense systems," he said. According to the official, the Libyan military wants to have only the most advanced military equipment because neighboring countries, including Egypt, have recently bought new weaponry and strengthened their defense potentials. [RIAN] More
Thursday, 8 October, 2009: NIAMEY - Dozens of Tuareg rebels from Mali and Niger symbolically laid down their weapons and "chose peace" at a special ceremony organised in Libya, Libyan officials said on Wednesday. "They (the rebels) have all sworn that from now on, there will be peace," Libyan official Mohamed Koumi, who is a member of the committee that organised the ceremony, told AFP by phone. But a splinter group of the rebel group active in the two neighbouring countries, Movement of Nigeriens for Justice (MNJ), described the move as a "gigantic farce." Koumi added that the ceremony was attended by Agaly Alambo, who until recently was the president of the Tuareg rebel MNJ, and by Ibrahim Ag Bahanga, an important Malian rebel leader who fled to Libya after a crackdown on his group by Mali's army. Ag Bahanga recently travelled to Algeria and told the authorities there that he wanted to participate in the peace process. Algeria is the key mediator between the Malian government and the Tuareg rebels. [AFP] More
Thursday, 8 October, 2009: TRIPOLI - Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi has asked senior administrators to find an official position for his second son Seif al-Islam to allow him to implement reforms, an online newspaper reported on Wednesday. Islam, widely seen as heir apparent, has no official role and Kadhafi said this is "disrupting his work," according to Libya Al-Youm (www.libya-alyoum.com), a usually well-informed site. "Colonel Kadhafi has asked thousands of regional administrations and people's committees to find an official post for Seif al-Islam so that he can implement the reform plan he has been leading for the past few years," the newspaper said, quoting a participant at a meeting to which press were not invited. Kadhafi announced on Monday at Sebha, south of Tripoli, that he would meet "representatives of the Libyan people" on Tuesday to discuss national topics. Libya Al Youm said the Libyan leader recommended not restricting his son's job to a four-year government term of office, so that he could complete his reforms. [AFP] More
Thursday, 8 October, 2009: ROME - Libya has signed a 300 million euro ($441.3 million) contract with Italy's Finmeccanica for a border control and security system, the firm said Oct. 7. The deal, between Finmeccanica unit Selex Sistemi Integrati and the Libyan General People's Committee for General Security, is split into tranches, with the first 150 million euro tranche of work already under way. "Selex Sistemi Integrati, in line with its mission of prime responsibility for the architecture of large systems within Finmeccanica, will design, install and integrate all the subsystems of the program," the firm said in a statement. "In addition, the company will provide all the typical functionalities of a [command, control and communication] system, such as command decision support tools, information processing, integration of data gathered by different sensors - provided by Selex Sistemi Integrati itself - and emergency management," according to the statement. "Selex Sistemi Integrati will also be responsible for the training of operators and maintenance staff." [Defense News] More
Thursday, 8 October, 2009: Oil & Gas Eurasia conducted an interview with Gazprom’s press service on behalf of Petroleum Africa which printed the interview in English in its September issue. Oil&Gas Eurasia: Has the economic crisis had an impact on Gazprom’s operations in Libya? Gazprom: Evidently, recession on the global market impacts every global business, Gazprom is no exception. At the same time, prior to the crisis Gazprom did take some pre-emptive action, which ensured our present adaptation to a changed market environment, provided sufficient cash-flow for financing the key projects, and boosted efficiency and earning ratio of the core business directions. Also, since we make conservative long-term forecasts for natural gas demand on the key markets, our strategic goals and projects, including these located in Libya, are resistant to the crisis. OGE: What are the advantages of working in Libya compared to other African states? Gazprom: Certainly, being a global energy company, Gazprom does consider options for joining oil and gas projects in Africa. The company has its largest business presence in such countries as Algeria, Libya, and Nigeria. [Oil and Gas Eurasia] More
د. محمد بالروين : من مفهوم الاستخفاف السياسي

علي زيو : مظاهرة نيويورك..     ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : فى وداع جلالة الملكة..

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (2)

AB : Fathi Eljahmi; What Makes A Dissident Stand Up After Being Knocked Down..?

Wednesday, 7 October, 2009: UNITED NATIONS, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Libya on Tuesday requested a meeting of the Security Council to discuss a U.N. report that accused Israel and Palestinian militants of war crimes during Israel's offensive in Gaza, diplomats said. Council diplomats said the 15-nation body would hold closed-door consultations on Wednesday to consider whether to accept the Libyan request for a formal debate on the issue. An investigation ordered by the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council and led by South African jurist Richard Goldstone found that both the Israeli armed forces and Hamas militants committed war crimes in the December-January war. But it was more critical of Israel. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009: RABAT, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Libyan flag carrier Arab Libyan Airline has signed an order for two planes with turbo-prop planemaker ATR, a joint venture between EADS (EAD.PA) and Finmeccanica (SIFI.MI), state news agency Jana said on Tuesday. "The airline will purchase more aircraft, whether they would be from ATR or other planemakers," Jana added, quoting a statement from the airline. The two planes, with a combined cost of 31 million dinars ($25.51 million), would be delivered within 45 days, it said. The deal was reached on the sidelines of Libya's airshow, staged at Maitigua airport on the outskirts of Tripoli, added Jana. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009: ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia is working to free some 200 of its nationals who have been detained for two years in Libya, an Ethiopian government official said on Tuesday. Ethiopian media have printed a petition by the detainees who say they were arrested in Libya en route to other nations where they were seeking work, and are being held in bad conditions. The prisoners said their passports and money were confiscated. "We committed no crime. We were in Libya to transit to other countries where we could find work," the petition said. Mebrat Beyene, head of diaspora affairs at Ethiopia's Foreign Ministry, told Reuters that the government was working with the Int'l Organisation for Migration (IOM). [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009: HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) announced the recent deployment of its new Hostile Sequential Formation Tester II (HSFT-II™) tool. This latest formation evaluation tool allows operators to evaluate formations at increased pressures and temperatures, up to 30,000 pounds per square inch (psi) and 450°F, respectively, and in boreholes as small as four inches. No other commercially available formation testing tool is rated for such operating conditions. In June 2009, Halliburton evaluated Shell’s Rashda A1 well in Libya with its industry-leading high-pressure/high-temperature (HPHT) wireline logging suite and the newly introduced HSFT-II tool to acquire downhole formation pressures, at temperatures reaching 420°F, a first for Shell, and pressures of about 20,000 psi. [Business Wire] More
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, OCTOBER 5 - The third Libyan Air Show, Lavex, was opened today at the military airport of Maitiga. Visitors can come and see the show until Friday. This year Italy is present at the show through Finmeccanica, which participates with its companies Alenia Aermacchi, Alenia Aeronautica and Agusta Westland and which sponsors the event. For the first time the third pan-Arab-African conference will take place at the same time as the air show. Around 65 companies from 25 countries will be present. [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009: Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat - Contrary to Libya's official position, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, offered his condolences at the passing of Queen Fatima, the last Queen of Libya. Many see this as a symbolic step towards the rehabilitation of the image of the Queen who spent the last forty years of her life in self-imposed exile in Cairo. Saif al-Islam, who is Gaddafi's second son and president of the "Gaddafi Development Foundation", had previously helped Queen Fatima's family get back their residential home in the Libyan capitol almost two years ago. Saif al-Islam said that he felt "a deep sense of grief and sorrow upon hearing the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Fatima, daughter of the mujahid Ahmed al-Sharif, and wife of Idris al-Senussi." This is the first time that the late Queen has been given her full royal title in Libya, and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is the first member of the Gaddafi family to offer his condolences at the passing of Queen Fatima. [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
تعلموا يا أشباه الرجال من الملكة فاطمة     مراقب : سيف والمنارة للأحلام.. الكذب الفاضح

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : الانتخابات اليونانية.. وحكم العائلات!

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه‮ : عـرّافة تحت الصدفة

معمر سليمان : قوافل الحجج.. وطلائع الأدلة (1)

حكيم : الكهل الشبق والدمية الخرساء (12)

عيسى عبدالقيوم : وداع آخر ملكة ليبية

فتحي العريبي : الملكة فاطمة في صور نادرة..

Tuesday, 6 October, 2009: RABAT (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will discuss domestic policy on Tuesday in what he termed a "secret" speech to high-ranking supporters that will not be broadcast. Gaddafi has been uncharacteristically quiet on domestic issues in recent months and Tuesday's speech will be the first time he has discussed internal policy since February. "We will meet tomorrow and the talk and the speech will be secret," he told thousands of supporters, including government officials, military and policy commanders, gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of his Free Unionists Movement on Monday. "Our meeting tomorrow will focus on our own issues," he said in a speech broadcast live on Libyan state television from the oasis city of Sabha, some 800 km (500 miles) south of Tripoli. "The address will not be broadcast," he said. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009: WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- U.S. special envoy to Sudan Scott Gration will visit Russia and Libya from Monday to Saturday, said the State Department on Monday. In Moscow, according to an official statement, Gration will meet with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Margelov and other Sudan envoys and representatives of international organizations. Envoys from China, the European Union, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday in Moscow on the implementation of Sudan's comprehensive peace agreement and Darfur crisis. In Tripoli, Gration will continue his efforts to "build cohesion among key Darfuri armed movements in support of an anticipated relaunch of the Doha peace process later this month," said the State Department. [Xinhuanet] More
تعازي إلى آل حمودة

ابراهيم عمّيش : الفساد.. وحجب الإصلاح الديمقراطي في ليبيا (2)

لقاء صحيفة اليوند "الاتحاد" السويسرية مع د. جمال ابراهيم

ليبيا وطننا : يرجى قراءة هذه الملاحظة الهامة

الجزيرة : القاعدة تتوعد بالثأر لابن الشيخ الليبي

حركة "خلاص" الشبابية : إهداء الي الأم الحنونة الملكة فاطمة السنوسي

الشرق الأوسط : رحيل فاطمة آخر ملكات ليبيا عن عمر يناهز 99 عاما

Ghoma : The Clown Has Made Fool of Himself

ليلى الهوني : عاشت ملكة.. ماتت ملكة

Monday, 5 October, 2009: LONDON - London secretly offered to pay 14 million pounds to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi as part of a deal to end his country's support for Irish paramilitary group the IRA, according to a report Monday. Then prime minister Harold Wilson's government and Libya were in negotiations in the 1970s to halt the supply of weapons to the now-defunct Irish Republican Army, documents seen by The Independent show. The deal on the IRA was part of a package of compensation measures to appease the Libyan leader and help open up British trade with the north African state in the 1970s, the newspaper said. It quoted a "personal message" from Wilson to Kadhafi in which it said the prime minister made clear the government was prepared to pay Libya in return for ending material support for the IRA. [AFP] More
Monday, 5 October, 2009: CAIRO - Al-Qaida's deputy leader in a video released Sunday paid tribute to a senior militant who was held in U.S. secret prisons and once gave information about links between the terror group and Iraq that was later deemed false. In his 10-minute video, Ayman al-Zawahri eulogized Ali Mohammed Abdel-Aziz al-Fakheri, a Libyan militant with the nom de guerre of Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi. The militant reportedly hanged himself with bedsheets in his prison cell in Libya in May, according to a newspaper with ties to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's son. Al-Libi, which means the Libyan in Arabic, was captured in Pakistan in 2001 and later sent to Egypt under the CIA's extraordinary rendition program, where he was reportedly tortured and then handed over to Libya. [AP] More
Monday, 5 October, 2009: LONDON: Two key figures in the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber were secretly given rewards of up to $US3 million ($3.5 million) in a deal discussed by Scottish detectives and the US government, according to newly released legal papers. The claims about the payments were revealed in a dossier of evidence intended to be used in an appeal by Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of murdering 270 people in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988. Megrahi abandoned his appeal last month after the Libyan and Scottish governments struck a deal to free him on compassionate grounds, because he is terminally ill with prostate cancer. Now in hospital in Tripoli, Megrahi said he wanted the public to see the evidence which he claims would have cleared him. "I continue to protest my innocence - how could I fail to do so?"... [BT] More
Monday, 5 October, 2009: The stand taken by Muammar al-Qadhafi, Leader of the Revolution of Libya and of the African Union on the Rights Movement of the people of Kashmir at the UN and the decision of Chinese embassy in Delhi to grant visa on a separate paper, extraneous to the pages of Indian passport, to the citizens of the State of Jammu and Kashmir are two very significant developments. They are significant because the two decisions do not have any input or influence of Pakistan, OIC or the ‘reversible face’ politics of Kashmir. Why has Libya taken a pro people stand which is at variance with the routine lip service rendered by OIC and the latter failing to keep any regard for the pledge made in item 10 and 11 of Kashmir resolution... [Rising Kashmir] More
بوخزام العناني : ليس عدالة المحكمة.. بل وثوق الموقف!؟

أمارير : تاريخنا سيكتبه رجلٌ أعمى

اللجنة الوطنية للدفاع عن أعضاء مجلس قيادة الثورة الليبية : البيان رقم 1

رجب الشلطامي : الخروج من عين الإبرة

عيسى عبدالقيوم : رباية الذايح.. تغفو ولا تموت

طارق القزيري : كرويف يتلاعب بوطنية المثقفين العرب

Dr. Abdunnaser Dwela: A New Book : Intermediate Microeconomics

Sunday, 4 October, 2009: Tehran - Iran’s futsal team will travel to Libya on early Sunday to take part in the Futsal Confederations Cup which will be held from 5 to 11 October 2009 in Tripoli. A total of six teams namely, Libya, Iran, Guatemala, Uruguay, Solomon Islands and Spain will participate in the tournament. Brazil was originally scheduled to participate in the event but was replaced by Uruguay. Hossein Shams’ team will be accompanied by Iran’s Football Federation President Ali Kaffashian. Most of the major expenses for the trip including air travel, accommodation and meals are to be met by the host federation. [Tehran Times] More
Sunday, 4 October, 2009: Suncor Energy Inc. said Friday production at its Libyan operations has been cut back about 40 per cent as the North African OPEC member slashes output. Production at the Libyan fields, operated by the former Petro-Canada unit, has been cut to about 50,000 barrels a day. Suncor's share of production, is now about 6,000 barrels a day. "This is in line with OPEC quotas, so everybody has to take their part on the quota system," said spokesman Brad Bellows. "We'll work with partner in the national oil company to get clarity around go-forward volumes and timing." Last month, Suncor put out contract tenders for an extensive drilling program in Libya, related to a series of deals cut two years ago by Petro-Canada... [Calgary Herald] More
Sunday, 4 October, 2009: In his last film, Europe or Die Trying, Panorama reporter Paul Kenyon visited a detention centre as part of his investigation into the political machinations that have led to thousands of migrants being jailed in Libya, Europe's newest friend in Africa. [BBC] More ( Video )
Sunday, 4 October, 2009: Switzerland rarely makes the evening news. That is mostly because nothing much ever happens in this genteel land of bankers and bureaucrats. So why is everyone suddenly so anti-Swiss? To recap: Moammar Kadafi petitioned the United Nations to abolish Switzerland. The Libyan leader called the country "a world mafia and not a state." Leading up to this, Libya last year arrested two Swiss businessmen, cut off Swiss commercial flights to Tripoli and pulled out billions from Swiss bank accounts. Relations have not been swell since Swiss police arrested Kadafi's son and daughter-in-law last year for allegedly beating their hotel servants. The younger Kadafi reportedly has suggested dropping a nuclear bomb on the country. Then there was Roman Polanski's arrest and his possible extradition by Swiss authorities. [Los Angeles Times] More
Sunday, 4 October, 2009: A military court in Beirut has sentenced two Lebanese nationals along with a fugitive Libyan man to life in prison and hard labor over charges of planning to murder Libya's prime minister. Military Examining Magistrate Fadi Sawwan made the ruling against Lebanese citizens Mehdi al-Hajj Hasan, his son, Haidar, and Libyan Abdel Salam Mohammed. According to the senior judge, the convicts sought to carry out their assassination bid last June when they placed explosive charges inside a package bound for Libya. The parcel was, however, seized by the Lebanese General Security before it could reach the North African state. The two Lebanese men have explained seeking revenge for Imam Moussa Sadr's disappearance along with his companions in Libya in 1978 as the motive behind their plot to murder the Libyan Prime. [Press TV] More
Sunday, 4 October, 2009: Libya, once shunned by Western countries over the 1988 bombing of a PanAm plane above the Scottish town of Lockerbie, now emerges again as an active member of world community. Its leader Col. Muarmmar Gaddafi was invited to the UN and he admonished world leaders about the justice on Sept. 23, 2009 and Libya is gearing up for playing active role mending fences with other nations. One good example is its relations with South Korea. It appears to be opposite on the diplomatic surface but in actuality the overall ties particularly economic ties between the two nation is impressive. Pinched by the world wide economic crisis the oil-rich nation had to close its embassy in Seoul a couple of years ago. It was part of the Libyan government’s downsizing its vast overseas embassies to save expenses. Some 20 of Libya’s 120 embassies including the one in Seoul were closed in its course. [The Seoul Times] More
تعازي إلى آل التايب

فوزي عبدالحميد : دروس في دولة القانون (1)

موسى عبدالكريم : الآثار في ليبيا بين قسوة الطبيعة وقسوة "نظام" القذافي!

ابراهيم قويدر : حقوق المستهلك الضائعة

نادي الباروني : كل التحية والتقدير لأبطالنا الأعزّاء

سليم الرقعي : غباء ونزق القذافي..     محمد نور الدين : صفعات

الجزيرة : تدويل النزاعات العربية ( د. الهادي شلوف )     دنيا الوطن : نسب الفواتير لـ"أهل البيت"

سالم محمد : التأريخ لآلهة منسيّة (2)

هالة المصراتي : ما بين الأمس والغد.. هي فوضى..!! (5)

يوسف المجريسي : "مجزرة" بني قريظة : الحقيقة والأسطورة

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (1)

الحاج شعيب : هدرزة العيد    عبدالسلام الأثرم : مجمع سوق الثلاثاء الحديث ورحلة الذباب

Sturday, 3 October, 2009: Anthony Omoh - Over 734 Nigerians have been deported from Libya in a spate of four days, Daily Champion has learnt. The Libyan authorities deported 150 Nigerians on September 27, with an aircraft with registration SUBME. Twenty four hours later, the second batch of Nigerian deportees arrived the shores of the country with another 150. While the deportees were still going through immigration processes, the North African country deported another 150, all males. The same aircraft brought the latest deportees. The following day, September 29, another 150 were deported from the country and only last Tuesday, 134 Nigerians comprising 88 females and 46 males were deported from the country with the same aircraft. [All Africa] More
Sturday, 3 October, 2009: GENEVA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - European countries should not forcibly send migrants back to Libya as the country does not fully protect their rights to asylum, the United Nations refugee chief said on Friday. Under a deal with Tripoli, Italy has been intercepting African migrant boats in international waters since May and returning them, without screening for asylum applications, to Libya, which has not signed international treaties on refugees. "We have many concerns about the so-called 'push-backs' in the Mediterranean, notably to countries where a protection regime does not exist in a satisfactory way," Antonio Guterres, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a news conference. [Reuters] More
Sturday, 3 October, 2009: The man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing has released further evidence which he claims could clear his name. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi abandoned his appeal against conviction before he was sent home from Greenock Prison on compassionate grounds. However, he has started to put material on a website which he says shows he should not have been convicted. In legal terms the move is only of academic interest since Megrahi has already dropped his appeal. From his home in Tripoli, he is continuing to release material which he says demonstrates he should not have been convicted. [BBC] More
Sturday, 3 October, 2009: ANSAmed) - TAORMINA (MESSINA), OCTOBER 2 - A delegation of Italian entrepreneurs, led by the deputy Minister for Economic Development, Adolfo Urso, will arrive in Libya over the next few days. The news was announced by the deputy Minister, at the end of the African Development Forum, currently underway in Taormina. "I will be in Tripoli by mid-October, with a delegation of entrepreneurs, to give a tangible signal of what we intend to regarding investment in this very important Mediterranean country, and to set up solid contacts for economic collaboration". [ANSAmed] More
ناجي الفيتوري : خلاص     ابراهيم صهّد : حين يصبح التهريج فكرا

ابن ليبيا : فضائح ليبيا : أمين اللجنة الشعبية العامة للرقابة (وزير) يسبّ ويشتم أحد مواطنى مدينة طبرق

الفجر : 522 فدانا بطريق مصر إسكندرية الصحراوي تشعل أزمة بين عائلتي سفراكس وطاطاناكي

Friday, 2 October, 2009: Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has blocked work on the demolition of the old al Talat souk, on his return from the summit in Venezuela. The announcement was made during a speech on television. The demolition work on the souk - in an area where plans have been made to modernise the capital - had begun during the night of September 27, without the knowledge of the merchants. This led to protests on the part of the merchants, who were left with nowhere to do business. Gaddafi also promised that the souk would be rebuilt very shortly. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 2 October, 2009: Diagnosing the existence of a tumour with certainty and seeing its three-dimensional shape. This is what nuclear medicine allows for today, acting through various cutting-edge instruments including cyclotrons and PET CTs, a special type of scanner. Today all of this is possible in Libya at the Tripoli Medical Centre, the largest public hospital in the country, with 1300 hospital beds and 400 doctors. Since September, a 1500m2 building has stood behind the large complex and is completely covered in white marble. Inside the new building is the best European technology consisting of instruments for applied nuclear medicine. The centre, which was praised by Libyan Prime Minister, Baghdadi al Mahmudi, on the day of its inauguration, was built by Prisma engineering of Padua, [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 2 October, 2009: Last week, three dictators - from Iran, Libya and Venezuela - delivered lunatic hate speeches at the General Assembly of the United Nations. Why do these anti-Semitic dictators feel so free to damn America from midtown Manhattan? Why do their abettors spurn our requests for help? And why do creepy regimes plot to get nukes and fund terrorists? Easy. They do not fear, much less listen, to an indebted and energy-hungry America that needs either their cash or oil - or both. Libya's Moammar Gadhafi raved for 90 minutes. He railed about everything from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to his own jet lag. He trashed the United States and the Jews. Even Gadhafi's translator collapsed from exhaustion... [Mercury News] More
ليلى الهوني : إذا عرف السبب بطل العجب

حكيم : الكهل الشبق والدمية الخرساء (11)

الساطور : القذافي يعود إلى أرض الوطن    الحيران : شرموله    كراسي : العدد 55

Thursday, 1 October, 2009: SEOUL, Oct 1 (Reuters) - South Korean builder Daewoo Engineering & Construction (047040.KS) said on Thursday it had won a 267 billion won ($227 million) resort construction project in Libya. Daewoo said in a filing with the Korea Exchange that the project, awarded by Libyan Qatar for Joint Real Estate and Tourism Investment, would be completed by January 2012. ($1=1175.0 Won) [Reuters] More
Thursday, 1 October, 2009: (CNSNews.com) – Israel was in the dock at the U.N. Human Rights Council Tuesday, as nation after nation praised as “balanced” and “objective” a report accusing the Jewish state of war crimes during its offensive against Hamas in Gaza last winter. Envoys for Iran and Libya added “genocide” to the charge sheet, although the head of a fact finding mission that compiled the document, South African Judge Richard Goldstone, said later that doing so was “misuse of our report.” The delegations taking part in an “interactive dialogue” following Goldstone’s presentation of the report in Geneva fell into two broad categories, reflecting the divisions that have long characterized the world body’s top human rights organ. [CNS] More
Thursday, 1 October, 2009: Temporary relief has come the way of Nigerians on death row in Libya as the country's authorities have agreed to stop their execution. The suspension was made pending the final determination of a case brought by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, in Banjul, The Gambia. THISDAY gathered the decision by Libya followed a Provisional Measure issued by the African Commission which ordered the country to halt the execution. The North African country's adherence to the measure was made known in a paper titled Debating the Death Penalty: Experiences from Different Regions, dated September 25, 2009 and presented by a member of the African Commission. [This Day] More
Thursday, 1 October, 2009: Libya's NOC state oil firm on Wednesday announced the appointment of Ali Seghir Mohamed Saleh, until now the company's director-general, as its new boss. "The Secretary of the General People's Committee (the Libyan government) issued a letter requiring brother Ali Seghir Mohamed Saleh to serve as Secretary of the Management Committee of the National Oil Corporation," the NOC said in a statement posted on Wednesday on its internet site. The company has been without a fully-fledged head since the previous holder of the post, Shokri Ghanem, left earlier this month, causing concern for foreign oil majors who viewed him as a reliable partner in an often unpredictable country. Industry sources said they did not expect Mohamed Saleh's appointment would draw a line under the uncertainty for the foreign oil majors in Libya. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 1 October, 2009: Tripoli is not covertly working with Uganda’s cultural leaders to undermine or topple the ruling NRM government, Libyan ambassador Abdalla Bujeldain has said. Speaking on Tuesday at Kampala Serena Hotel during a belated event marking 40 years of the Fatah Revolution that brought Col. Muammar Gaddafi to power 40 years ago, Mr Bujeldain described as “revolutionary” the relationship between his President and Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni that “one cannot smash, never!” “Some people try to see the subject referred to as some kind of intervention into the internal political issues of a country about the forum for kings and sultans,” he said, suggesting the cultural leaders have a crucial role to play in fostering African unity. [Monitor] More
Thursday, 1 October, 2009: Libya is seeking further explanations from Switzerland about why photos of one of Moammar Gaddafi's sons were published following his arrest in Geneva last July. In an interview to be published on Thursday in the French-language magazine L'Hebdo, President Hans-Rudolf Merz said Gaddafi wanted punishment for whoever leaked the photo of Hannibal Gaddafi. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly last week. "For him, it was proof that Switzerland wanted new humiliation for the Libyans;" Merz said. Hannibal and his heavily pregnant wife were arrested following accusations of assault by their domestic staff. "There will be penalties if justice can shed light on this case," Merz told Gaddafi. Of his controversial August visit to Tripoli, where he apologised for the arrests, the Swiss president said, "Maybe I lacked communication in not announcing my trip in advance." [Swiss Info] More
Thursday, 1 October, 2009: South Africa's largest farmers' union expects to conclude a multimillion hectare farmland deal with the Republic of Congo and agree a smaller land lease with Libya next month, its deputy president said. Theo de Jager, deputy president of farmers' grouping AgriSA said on Wednesday the union expected to finalise its 10 million hectare deal with the Republic of Congo in mid October. 'The minister of Agriculture of the Congo Republic will visit us from 14-22 October to finalise the agreement,' de Jager told an agriculture conference. The deal, one of the biggest land agreements on the continent and part of Congo's plan to improve food security, would allow South African farmers to lease the land for up to 105 years to grow maize, soya beans as well as for poultry and dairy. [Trade Arabia] More
Thursday, 1 October, 2009: The controversy over the secondment of PSNI officers to Libya will resurface today at a meeting of the Policing Board. The issue became an embarrassment for the DUP when it emerged that Ian Paisley Jnr had approved a secondment request in his capacity as a Policing Board committee chair. Defending the decision, Mr Paisley Jnr appeared to suggest that the officer had an intelligence-gathering role while in Libya. He stated: “In an adult world you don't have to be a genius to work out why it would be useful to have a senior officer, who has got intelligence skills, to look at Libya and to examine that country and to look at the facts that surround that country and to bring that information back to us.” Ulster Unionist Policing Board member Basil McCrea has tabled a question for new PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott for today's meeting. [Belfast Telegraph] More
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