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سليم الرقعي : الخطوط الحمراء على حرية التعبير.. (1)

رفيق : أخلاق الناس قبل سيطرة الدين .. وأخلاق الناس بعد سيطرة الدين

المحمودي : كلمة حول "حرية الكلمة" (3)

الـللا فاطمة : حبيبتي شهرزاد

المهدي صالح أحميد : المطالبة بإسقاط الجنسية الليبية عن الأسرة

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : مارد من دخان

عاطف الأطرش : مظاهرة للعاملين بمصنع المشروبات الغازية بمدينة بنغازي

رمضان جربوع : استعادة لمفهوم المدينة / الجامعة المتميزة

مراد : الإسلاميون الخونة أمس واليوم : الإستسلام هو الحل!     المنشار : جاوب على السؤال يا دوغة؟

الفضاء الرابع : مسرحية النزيف

زعيمة بنت الوطن : سقوط النخب العربية!

Friday, 30 April, 2010: At the Tripoli International Fair, which concludes tomorrow, Ferrostaal AG shows its activities in the oil & gas industry and announced the further expansion of its activities in Libya, particularly those concerning renewable energy. As Carsten Arlt, Head of Ferrostaal in Libya, remarks, "Its steadily growing economy, the ongoing liberalisation of the economic system and revenues from its continually expanding oil and gas production have turned Libya into a location with tremendous potential." Ferrostaal has already been operating in Libya for more than 30 years and has established itself as a leading service provider... [Albawaba] More
Friday, 30 April, 2010: Washington - Not only was al-Qaida clueless about how hard the U.S would retaliate after the Sept. 11 attacks, but a former associate of Osama bin Laden tells WTOP al-Qaida was not respected by its peers when it was planning the attacks. "Al-Qaida at that time, for all the people and not just for me, was just a joke," says Noman Benotman, who was leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. "The LIFG, during the war against the Soviet Union until 1992, used to run like five main spots on the frontline." The war was almost over before al-Qaida appeared on the scene in August 1988, Benotman says. Benotman says not only were al-Qaida's leaders in the dark about America's response to an attack, but "they didn't even understand the meaning of 'jihad.'" [WTOP] More
Friday, 30 April, 2010: Washington (Reuters) - Global press freedom deteriorated last year as political turmoil or drug violence engulfed emerging democracies like Thailand and Mexico and authoritarian China and Russia tightened controls, a U.S. annual survey said on Thursday. Freedom House, which has been conducting such polls since 1980, said 2009 marked the eighth-straight year of deterioration of media freedom, with setbacks in nearly every region creating a situation in which only one of six people in the world live in countries with a free press........ Of the 196 countries and territories assessed in 2009, 69 were rated Free, 64 were rated Partly Free, and 63 were rated Not Free. By country, the "worst of the worst" in 2009, with minimal or nonexistent media freedom were Belarus, Burma, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Libya, North Korea... [Reuters] More
منكم وإليكم : الخميس 29 ابريل Letters : Thursday, 29 April, 2010

الرابطة الليبية : قناة الجزيرة : تعدد الزوجات.. وجريمة القتل الجماعى..!

الصادق فاروق كويري : عيّنات من كتابي "التنوع البيولوجي في العالم"

عيسى عبد المجيد منصور : قناة الحوار بين القذافي وجنوده من التنظيم العالمي للإخوان المسلمين

Thursday, 29 April, 2010: The Knesset may withdraw parliamentary immunity from six lawmakers who traveled to Libya to meet the country's leader Moammar Gadhafi, the chairman of the chamber's House Committee Yariv Levin said on Wednesday. "Knesset immunity is not a license to inflict continual damage on the state and make a mockery of parliament and the public," Levin said. Levin said the Knesset's House Committee would debate at the earliest opportunity a measure to strip the members of their immunity, proposed by Michael Ben-Ari, an member for the rightist National Union party. Gadhafi on Friday received an Arab-Israeli delegation including MKs Mohammed Barakeh, Ahmed Tibi, Talab al-Sana and Afu Aghbaria in his tent near the town of Serit, where he hosted the recent Arab League summit. "What we have here is an historic opportunity to abolish once and for all the immunity and rights of Knesset members who hate Israel and denigrate the state," Ben-Ari said. [Haaretz] More
Thursday, 29 April, 2010: While it remains unclear whether Arab MKs violated the so-called Bishara Law in their visit to Libya earlier this week, Knesset officials confirmed Tuesday evening that the six MKs did not secure the necessary Knesset approval required before their trip. The six MKs – Ahmed Tibi (UAL) Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash), Jamal Zehalke (Balad), Afo Agbariyah (Hadash), Taleb a-Sanaa (UAL) and Hanin Zuabi (Balad) – returned to their Knesset duties Tuesday after the two-day visit. During the course of the visit the MKs met with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Right-wing MKs and organizations blasted the MKs for the visit, arguing that they had violated Israeli law in visiting an enemy state without the approval of the interior minister. But after a legal check, Knesset Legal Advisor’s office said that their official opinion is that Libya is not an enemy state, although MK Zvulun Orlev, who drafted the Bishara Law, argued earlier this week that it is. [Jerusalem Post] More
Thursday, 29 April, 2010: Italy is violating Europe's human rights convention by pushing boatloads of migrants back to the Libyan shores where they face the risk of mistreatment, a top anti-torture watchdog says. Current Font Size: Last year Rome and Tripoli reached a controversial agreement that allows the Italian navy to intercept illegal migrants at sea and return them to Libya, triggering sharp criticism from the UNHCR and rights groups. In its 2009 report on Italy, the Council of Europe's anti-torture Committee (CPT) warned the return of migrants to Libya was a breach of Rome's obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights. The pan-European watchdog said the policy, based on its study of the period from May to July last year, violates the convention's principle that no refugee should be returned to a country where he or she is likely to face persecution or torture. [Times Live] More
Thursday, 29 April, 2010: Mahmoud Gebril, secretary-general of Libya’s national council for economic development, said that now is a golden opportunity to invest in North Africa, particularly Libya. “Africa is a growing area. There are more than 950 million people and by 2050 it will be 1 billion, so for any strategic-thinking and technologically-advanced country like Singapore, Taiwan, Korea and Japan, this is a golden opportunity to tap into the potential market,” Gebril said during a visit to Seoul. While Asia is becoming an oversaturated market, there is still plenty of room for growth in Africa, he said. “We believe there will be renewed focus on the real economy following the global financial crisis. Instead of investing in stock markets and other financial markets, which represent a symbolic economy, investors will prefer agriculture and high-tech industries that have more security.” [Joong Ang Daily] More
Thursday, 29 April, 2010: (WAPA) - AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, opens today the brand new LIATEC (Libyan Italian Advanced Technology Company) plant at Abou Aisha Airport. LIATEC is a Joint Stock Company incorporated in Libya and established through an agreement signed in January 2006 by the three shareholders Libyan Company for Aviation Industry (50%), Finmeccanica (25%) and AgustaWestland (25%). LIATEC aimed at improving and developing the aviation and electronic systems capabilities in the country. The new dedicated Plant in the Abou Aisha Airport area features final assembly lines for single and twin engine helicopters. Final assembly adds to the existing maintenance and training activities performed by LIATEC and the new facility will continue the growing of support and maintenance for helicopters as well as for training and transport airplanes with the last generation of electronic systems. [Avio News] More
Thursday, 29 April, 2010: Muammar al-Qaddafi isn't exactly known for brilliant ideas on maximizing political justice; his own country, Libya, is essentially his private fiefdom. But a few weeks ago, he had a pretty good one: to partition Nigeria, "the giant of Africa," as he called it, in half. Religious violence along the border between the country's north and south seemed to have drawn a pretty clear battle line; Nigeria's massive and massively diverse population seemed to warrant separate states. After years of watching this oil-rich country of 150 million struggle to manage its obvious divides, Qaddafi just gave voice to what others must have been thinking: Time to split Nigeria up. But in Africa, the declaration fell on deaf ears. Nigeria recalled the Libyan ambassador and firmly rejected the idea. Even for a continent accustomed to Qaddafi's antics, this time the Libyan leader went too far. Talking about redrawing continental borders -- which are today almost exactly as they were at the time of independence 50 years ago -- is something of a cardinal sin. But Qaddafi did not exactly repent. He had misspoken, he said: Nigeria should not be split in two, but perhaps into three or even four nations. [Foreign Policy] More
الساطور : ريحة المعيز     أبوالعتاهية الليبي : لينين وراسبوتين     المنشار : تحشّم على وجهك يا زايدي

سالم الشريف : شطيح المحمودى     مراد : عبيد قبل الاسلام ... عبيد بعد الاسلام

عيسى عبدالقيوم : يسألونك عن الدولة

سالم بن عمار : مات أسيراً وقلبه متعلق بالإسلام

د. مصطفى الزائدي : نخب وأنخاب

ميدل ايست اونلاين : التايمز : شل النفطية صاغت خطاباً ارسله بلير إلى القذافي

عاطف الأطرش : انعقاد الندوة العلمية بمناسبة اليوم الوطني لمكافحة المخدرات

Wednesday, 28 April, 2010: Osama bin Laden did not expect the United States to strike back at al Qaeda as hard as it has following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C. reported Tuesday, citing a former bin Laden associate. “What happened after the 11th of September was beyond their imagination,” Noman Benotman, who was the head of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in the summer of 2000, told WTOP in an interview. Benotman said al Qaeda was overly confident based on the U.S. response to the terror group’s attacks on embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. “I’m 100 percent sure they had no clue about what was going to happen,” Benotman said. [New York Post] More
Wednesday, 28 April, 2010: High construction costs and excessive red tape are among the hurdles facing UAE developers and contractors in Libya, experts say. The government of Libya, which holds 40 per cent of Africa’s total known oil reserves, is trying to attract foreign investment with tax incentives as it diversifies its economy, while UAE builders are chasing opportunities in the country to counteract a slowdown at home. But gaining a foothold in Libya is challenging for property companies, despite high local demand for new homes. Abu Dhabi’s Al Maabar is one of the first UAE developers to enter Libya and plans to award the first construction contract on its US$750 million (Dh2.75 billion) Al Waha project in Tripoli in September. [The National] More
Wednesday, 28 April, 2010: President Obama won the unstinting support Monday of one of the world's most prominent leaders. And he is not going to be happy about it. The dilemma becomes apparent upon revealing the name of this enthusiastic admirer: His Excellency Brother Leader Moammar Gaddafi, Guide of the First of September Great Revolution of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. His 40 years on the world stage have included such highlights as the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. More recently, the man Ronald Reagan dubbed the "mad dog of the Middle East" showed up in New York, where he attempted to live in a tent during the annual U.N. meeting, at which he spoke 85 minutes beyond his 15-minute allotment. [Washington Post] More
Wednesday, 28 April, 2010: First ever double taxation convention between UK and Libya has come into force after being signed in 2008 A groundbreaking double taxation agreement between Libya and the UK has come into force, the taxman has announced. The deal was originally signed in 2008 but has now been incorporated into law. In the UK, the provisions of the convention took effect from 1 April 2010 for Corporation Tax purposes and from 6 April 2010 for income tax and capital gains tax purposes. In Libya the provisions will take effect from 1 January 2011. [Financial Director] More
Wednesday, 28 April, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - The 26th annual session of the Arab Meteorological Commission, under the auspices of the League of Arab States, was due to open in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, Sunday, PANA reported from here. The five-day session will consider ways to implement early prevention measures to reduce the impact of natural disasters resulting from climate change, the secretary of the people's committee of the Libyan national meteorology centre, Belhaj Ahmed Ramadan, told PANA. According to Ramadan, the meeting will tackle many issues, including the use of Arabic in the commission's documents, the creation of a unified Arab Centre for digital prevention, experience-sharing between experts in all fields and staff training. [Afrique Jet] More
Wednesday, 28 April, 2010: A 26-YEAR-OLD Ghanaian from Techiman-Forikrom, Kofi Nti, is said to be awaiting execution in Libya after he had been sentenced to death in 2004 on suspicion of being involved in the murder of a Mauritanian, then resident in Libya. Hon. James Kwabena Osei, the assemblyman for Techiman-Forikrom and also a relative of Kofi Nti broke the news to DAILY GUIDE in an interview. He said his telephone conversation with Kofi Nti revealed that over 40 blacks were arrested in connection with the case by Libyan security personnel, but were allegedly released after paying some money demanded by some Libyan officials. [Modern Ghana] More
Wednesday, 28 April, 2010: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, APRIL 27 - Gas strategies in Libya will be at the centre of the conference that NOC, Libyàs national oil company, has organised in Rome from June 28 to 30. Shokri Ghanem, General Secretary of the National Oil Corporation, will open the conference, which will also involve "many companies and large worldwide institutions to discuss future tendencies concerning the gas industry", according to an official NOC statement. A number of issues will be discussed during the conference, including the exploration and available investment opportunities for the development and export of gas. [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 28 April, 2010: DUBAI - Shokri Ghanem, the head of Libya's $50 billion-a-year oil industry and representative to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is a survivor. A political heavyweight who served as the country's prime minister, the grandson of a guerrilla fighter has never hesitated to battle for his own causes, even if it meant paying a high price, both personally and politically. "When I became prime minister, I brought different ideas to the mainstream at the time and that brought me a lot of enemies," says Mr. Ghanem as he slowly sips an espresso in a hotel lounge. [WSJ] More
عبد السلام المغربي / أحمد بومدين : شكر على تعازي

لجنة التضامن مع أسر ضحايا مذبحة سجن بوسليم (المملكة المتحدة) : بيان تشكيل اللجنة

أبوذر الليبي : السلفية دعوة لنبذ العقل

عبدالله الشبلي : من حكايا التيار الإسلامى (15)

نداء صبري عياد : كرهنا الذل والهوان..

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : نجمة الصحراء (5)

مركز التوثيق الليبي : ذباب "قاتل" في ليبيا ؟

فوزي عبدالحميد : من نشر الجهل والجاهلية في ليبيا ؟

منصف عبدالرحمن : كشف الكذب والتزوير على السنوسي الكبير (1)

Tuesday, 27 April, 2010: Washington - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi complained Monday that the Obama administration had not invited him to a nuclear security summit earlier this month in Washington and said the snub would hurt efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Gadhafi, speaking via video link from Tripoli, said the failure to invite Libya was a "political blunder" as it was the most recent nation to give up its weapons of mass destruction programs voluntarily. He said not rewarding Libya's move with an invitation made it difficult to persuade Iran or North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions. "It was a mistake," he told a conference on U.S.-Libyan relations. "Libya should have been invited, should have been thanked," Gadhafi said. [Washington Post] More
Tuesday, 27 April, 2010: Tony Blair lobbied Colonel Muammar Gaddafi on behalf of Shell in a letter written for him in draft form by the oil company, documents obtained by The Times reveal. The correspondence, written while Mr Blair was Prime Minister, bears a striking resemblance to a briefing note by Royal Dutch Shell weeks earlier promoting a $500 million (£325 million) deal it was trying to clinch in Libya. While it is common for government ministers to champion British interests abroad, Shell’s draft reveals an unusual assurance in its ability to dictate Mr Blair’s conversation with the Libyan leader. It also raises questions about the motives behind Britain’s improved relations with Libya and the subsequent release of Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber. Lockerbie victims have claimed that the Government paved the way for al-Megrahi’s release as part of a deal with Libya to give British companies access to Libya’s lucrative oil and gas industry. [Times Online] More
Tuesday, 27 April, 2010: Libya's chamber of commerce and industry and its United Arab Emirates (UAE) counterpart have signed a pact to promote the economic and commercial relations between the two nations. The signing was witnessed Sunday by top officials of both countries and chambers , including the Secretary of the Libyan general people's committee for Industry, Mohamed Haweij; charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the UAE in Libya, Salem Al-Noukabi; Secretary of Libya's chamber of commerce and industry, Juma Outsti and the President of the Governing council of the UAE's chamber of commerce and indu stry Ahmed Al-Madfaa. Under the pact, both countries will exchange commercial and legislative data as well as publications. [African Manager] More
Tuesday, 27 April, 2010: Tebodin Consultants & Engineers - operating company of Royal BAM Group nv - and the Libyan company P.C.C. (Petroleum & Chemicals Consultancy) have signed a joint venture agreement to set up a consultancy and engineering company named Tebodin, Design & Engineering Technology, Libya in Tripoli, the capital city of Libya. The joint venture is based on 60 percent shares for Tebodin B.V. and 40 percent shares for P.C.C. With the establishment of Tebodin Libya, Tebodin enters the African continent. [Construction News] More
Tuesday, 27 April, 2010: Johannesburg (AFP) - Supporters of Libyan club Al-Ittihad have been accused of using a laser beam to unsettle the goalkeeper of Egyptian visitors Al-Ahly during a shock 2-0 African Champions League victory. Headed goals by defender Younes al-Chibani and striker Ahmed Zuway handed the Tripoli club a 2-0 first-leg advantage at the weekend in a final round qualifier for the money-spinning group phase. But Ahly were furious after accusing some spectators in the 60,000 crowd of aiming a laser beam at Ahmed Adel, and others of stoning veteran defender Wael Gomaa and forcing him to have a head wound stitched. "Home fans tried to unsettle Adel and affect his concentration by targeting him with a laser beam," Ahly football director and former star Hady Khashaba told the club website. [Soccer Way] More
Tuesday, 27 April, 2010: As Israeli-Arab leaders met Sunday evening with Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, right-wing politicians and organizations in Israel called for sanctions against the six MKs who were members of the delegation to Libya. MK Taleb a-Sanaa (United Arab List) described the meeting with the maverick ruler as “wonderful,” and said that Gaddafi emphasized the importance of the first-ever visit of Israeli Arab MKs to his country. The nearly four-dozen-strong delegation of Israeli-Arab politicians, religious leaders and journalists met Gaddafi Sunday evening for dinner at Gaddafi’s famous Beduin tent in his hometown of Serat, where he hosted an Arab League summit last month. According to Sanaa, Gaddafi told the delegation that “we are not against the Jews, but against the Zionists.” Sanaa asked Gaddafi to help push forward a proposal by which Arab states will “open their doors” to Israeli Arabs. Sanaa asked that Israeli Arab students be permitted to attend Libyan universities, and the Libyans agreed. [Jerusalem Post] More
Tuesday, 27 April, 2010: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says that American energy companies are "back to work" in Libya and that "all problems are behind us." Speaking to a gathering organized by the World Affairs Council via video link from Tripoli, Gaddafi said that trade relations between his country and the United States have improved greatly since the State Department restarted diplomatic relations and lifted all trade sanctions on Libya in 2006. Texas energy companies have aggressively pursued deals with Gaddafi's nation over the past four years. The Libyan ruler said America has strong demand for Libyan oil and that the U.S. had disadvantaged itself through decades-old sanctions. "American companies which were deprived by the administration of access to Libyan oil are now back to work with Libya," he told the group assembled at the National Press Club, "and they enjoy a very good reputation and are very effective." [Chron] More
Tuesday, 27 April, 2010: A large delegation of Arab Knesset members and Israeli Arab public officials arrived Saturday at the Tripoli airport in Libya. "It is a historic visit, which will lead the way to future visits," MK Talab El-Sana told Ynet. The visit sparked anger among right-wing elements, who called last week to punish the members of the delegation. The Arab officials – including the leader of the Islamic Movement's northern branch in Israel Sheikh Raed Salah – were accompanied by Libya's ambassador to Jordan, who joined them from Amman. Upon arrival, the members were greeted by Libyan officials at the airport and later headed to a hotel located on the beaches of Tripoli. "We've heard and learned a lot about Tripoli," said El-Sana. "Seeing it up close is something we've dreamt about – it is very exciting. "The delegation members were especially touched by the reunion between Adnan Juarish, a ramla citizen, and his brother, who he has not seen in 35 years. [Ynet News] More
المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : تصريح صحفي

علاء الدرسي : لقطات من "اعتصام أهالي ضحايا مذبحة بوسليم"

علاء الدرسي : اعتصام أهالي ضحايا مذبحة بوسليم

مراد علي : لا لتعذيب التلاميذ فى المدارس الليبية

فرج بوالعَـشّة : هل انتفت قيمة إسرائيل الاستراتيجية ؟! (1)

اليوم السابع : أحمد السيد : عشنا أجواءً إرهابية فى ليبيا

معمر سليمان : نقض تزييف أهل الحشو والتخريف

محمد بن احميدة : بوسليم هو الظلم بعينه

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : الجريمة لا تفيد والعدالة لا تنام!!

Monday, 26 April, 2010: A delegation of Arab Knesset members met yesterday, for the first time ever, with Libyan ruler Muammar Gadhafi. The Arab leader received the MKs in his tent near the town of Serit, where he hosted the recent Arab League summit. Gadhafi delivered a two-hour speech to his guests - who included MKs Mohammed Barakeh, Ahmed Tibi, Talab al-Sana and Afu Aghbaria - on a variety of topics, but emphasized the Palestinian issue. He surprised his listeners by urging them to "bring as many children into the world as possible." Gadhafi slammed Arab countries that maintain ties with Israel, as well as the Palestinian Authority and its president, Mahmoud Abbas. [Haaretz] More
Monday, 26 April, 2010: “The enemy of yesterday is the friend of today … it was a real war, but those brothers are free men now.” By these words, presidential scion Seif al-Islam Gadhafi referred to the leadership of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) in a new conference on March 23, 2010, attended by Western ambassadors and guests to mark the release of LIFG leaders and discuss the major transformation of Libya’s largest Jihadist movement. Established in 1990, the LIFG was modeled along the lines of the Egyptian Al-Jihad organization: secretive, elitist, paramilitary, and aiming for a decisive action to topple the regime. A brutal crackdown followed and the LIFG led a three-year insurgency mainly based in eastern Libya. This included three attempts to assassinate Colonel Moammar Gadhafi in 1995 and 1996. [Daily Star] More
Monday, 26 April, 2010: During a recent visit by a Libyan delegation to Oman lead by the Secretary of Planning and Finance, Abdulhafied Zulitani, signed several agreements with Oman to fortify economic ties. A total of four agreements were signed between the two countries, including one for the avoidance of double taxation and fiscal evasion. The agreements, when they are ratified by both countries, will ensure that individuals and businesses participating in bilateral trade or investments between the two countries are not taxed twice. The two countries' delegations also initialed a text for an agreement to promote and protect investments, signed an agreement to regulate air services, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the proposed restructuring of the Omani-Libyan Joint Holding Company, a fund for combined investment projects with capital of $250m. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 26 April, 2010: TRIPOLI - The Leader of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Col. Muammar al-Gadhafi has always stressed in his meetings with Moro leaders that they should remain within the realm of the Philippine society and sovereignty, said Ambassador Salem Muhammad Adam, ex-Libyan envoy to the Philippines. Adam said this has been the repeated message of Gadhafi when he granted an audience in the past to leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). He said this has not changed. Adam spoke with the Manila Bulletin after the signing on April 20 of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Manila Government and the MNLF at the restrictive Islamic Call College (ICC), about 30 minutes from downtown Tripoli. [MB] More
Monday, 26 April, 2010: Rixos Hotels, one of the fastest growing luxury hotel chains, has announced the opening of its new property in Libya, the Rixos Al Nasr Tripoli. The hotel, which was completed in six months, is the 12th Rixos property to open, and enjoys a prime location in the center of the Libyan capital, said a statement from Rixos Hotels. The hotel aims to offer paramount levels of Turkish hospitality and excellent customer service, for which Rixos Hotels have become internationally acclaimed, it added. "Conveniently located only 10 km away from Tripoli airport, yet set in beautiful parkland amongst Libya’s native Eucaliptus trees, ultra-modern Rixos Al Nasr Tripoli is built over an expansive area of 20,000 sq m." [Trade Arabia] More
Monday, 26 April, 2010: MK Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home) said Sunday that six Arab MKs who visited Libya have disqualified themselves from running for the Knesset again. Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi hosted six Arab members of the Israeli Knesset and forty other Arab public figures from Israel Sunday. He spoke before them for more than an hour inside a giant Bedouin tent in the city of Sirat. MK Orlev noted that a law which he had initiated, and that was passed in the previous Knesset, determines that a candidate for Knesset who illegally visited an enemy state in the seven years preceding the election will be seen as having supported armed struggle against Israel and disqualified from running. [Israel National News] More
Monday, 26 April, 2010: Knesset members currently visiting Libya wrapped up a three-hour meeting with the country's leader, Muammar Gaddafi. MK Talab el-Sana (United Arab List-Taal) told Ynet that "the Libyan leader emphasized the significance of our visit and noted that he has nothing against Jews, but against Zionism." El-Sana said during the meeting that the "Israeli occupation will end like the Italian colony in Libya." After the meeting the delegation members flew to Tripoli, and are expected to fly to Jordan on Monday, from where they will return to Israel. [YNet News] More
Monday, 26 April, 2010: Knesset Member Zevulun Orlev (Habayit Hayehudi) requested on Monday that chairwoman of the Election Committee, Justice Ayala Procaccia, prevent the six Arab Knesset members who are visiting Libya from running in the next Knesset elections. Orlev also requested that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein order a criminal investigation against them for visiting an enemy state without authorization. However, Ynet has learned that over the past few weeks Israel has been working to resolve a sensitive humanitarian issue concerning Libya with the help of various mediators, among them the Arab-Israeli lawmakers. [YNet News] More
عبدالله عبدالكريم : رابطة جنوب كاليفورنيا .. الحبّ كده !!

الساطور : البدري ينفي !     المنشار : ليبيا الغد : حقيقة أم خيال؟

أحمد عبدالله الصفراني : مذكرات فدائي ليبي (2)

المطـّلع : إلغاء القانون 15 أم الضحك على الليبيين؟

المهدي بن جار الله : إلى المحمودي.. مرة اخرى!

صفحات من كتاب ( بدايات الصحافة الليبية ) تأليف : عبدالعزبز الصويعي (8)

ليلة الفرح في ليبيا : فوز الاتحاد الليبي على الاهلي المصري

المحمودي : كلمة حول "حرية الكلمة" (2)

إبراهيم قويدر : خربشة التخطيط

علي الفزاني : القذافي.. والخيار الشمشوني! (4)

Sunday, 25 April, 2010: President Barack Obama is the most popular world leader, according to a new international poll. Obama received 77% support from respondents in the U.S., Italy, Spain, France, Britain and Germany. He just edged out the Dalai Lama, who garnered 75% support. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came in at 62%, with Pope Benedict XVI receiving just 36% support. The least popular? Moammar Gadhafi of Libya, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Chinese President Hu Jintao. The poll was conducted by Harris Interactive and surveyed 6,135 individuals between the ages of 16 and 64. [The Hill] More
Sunday, 25 April, 2010: For the first time, a delegation of Israeli lawmakers is visiting Libya, after arriving from Jordan on Saturday on Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi’s personal jet. Almost four dozen Israeli Arab officials, including six MKs, are expected to meet with Gaddafi in Tripoli on Sunday, where they will discuss the position of Israeli Arabs as part of the Arab world. The 40-strong delegation includes current and former lawmakers, local politicians, religious leaders and journalists. MKs Ahmed Tibi (Ta’al) Muhammad Barakei (Hadash), Jamal Zahalka (Balad), Afo Agbaria (Hadash), Taleb a-Sanaa (UAL) and Haneen Zoabi (Balad) are all participating in the visit. Muhammad Zeidan, the head of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, the umbrella organization representing the Israeli Arab community, and Sheikh Karmel Rian, chairman of the Al-Aksa Fund, are also participating. Tibi said the delegation would help open the doors of the entire Arab world... [JPOST] More
Sunday, 25 April, 2010: Libyan league champions, Al-Ittihad romped to a 2-0 victory over continental club giants Al-Ahly of Egypt in their 1/8th round Orange CAF Champions League clash played on Friday in Tripoli, Libya. A goal from defender Younes Shibani and Ahmed Zuway gave the Tripoli-based club the needed first leg advantage that also keeps their ambitions on track. The victory also served as a perfect revenge for the Libyan champions, who were edged out by their Egyptian counterparts at the semi finals of the same competition in 2007. Ahly, six-time winners of the premier club competition had the better of possession but paid dearly for their wastefulness in front of goal. Striker Zuway terrorized the Ahly defence constantly as he guided his side... [Goal] More
Sunday, 25 April, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - Libyan and Tunisian economic experts on Thursday held a forum in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, on the sidelines of the 39th Tripoli International Fair, PANA reported. The meeting, with the theme: "Libya and Tunisia: Partnership and Complementarity", was initiated by the Libyan General People's Committee for Industry, Economy and Trade and the Tunisian Ministry of Trade and Craft Industry. It was attended by the Tunisian Minister of Trade and Craft Industry, Ridha Ben Mosbah, and Secretary of the Steering Committees at the Libyan General Office for Fairs, Abdessalem Ben Ktanech. Speaking later, The Tunisian minister said the Tripoli International Fair aroused great interest among Tunisian businessmen who are seeking to strengthen contacts with their Libyan counterparts. [Afrique Jet] More
منكم وإليكم : السبت 24 ابريل Letters : Saturday, 24 April, 2010

عبدالله مسعود الرياني : فوز تاريخي لفريق الاتحاد الليبي علي الاهلي المصري

علاء الدرسي : الأمن والأمان مسئوليتي

طالب يدعي على المدرسة في ليبيا

قورينا : أوله "بوسطن".. وأوسطه "طماطم".. وختامه "طنجرة وكسكاس"

قورينا : متوعدا أنه وإخوته سيكونون في المواجهة مع الأهالي يوم غد السبت .. البدري ينفي ضربه أو إهانته نساء ..

بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (715)

سالم بن عمار : تدرج أهل الزيغ في الابتداع

رمضان جربوع : العصبية القبلية دمار للوطنية

أستاذ جامعي : كارثة تدمّر التعليم العالي بليبيا     الغزال : العنصرية والدونية في توزيع الجامعات الليبية

د. مصطفى عبدالله : من حقي أن أحلم (4)

ليلى الهوني : رسالة إلى منظمة اليونيسيف العالمية

مخيّم "أمل" 2010     Amal Camp 2010

Saturday, 24 April, 2010: TRIPOLI, Libya, April 23 (UPI) - Russian oil company Tatneft announced that it encountered new oil in Libya in the Ghadames basin about 300 miles south of Tripoli. Test flows at well A1-82/1 in Area 82 of Block 1 of the basin produced oil at the rate of 415 barrels per day, the Russian company announced. The well was drilled to a depth of 8,200 feet. The well was the first to discover crude oil within Area 82. Tatneft said it encountered crude oil inflow during earlier exploratory drilling in the area. Libya has crude oil reserves of around 42 billion barrels and is the second largest oil producer in Africa. [UPI] More
Saturday, 24 April, 2010: A delegation representing Arab MKs in Knesset are traveling to Libya on Friday where they will meet with Muammar Gaddafi. Joining them will be officials of the Israel Arab Monitoring Committee, taking part in the three-day summit. Some MKs have protested the trip, questioning just how lawmakers feel they may travel to an enemy nation, a country that does not maintain diplomatic relations with Israel. [The Yeshiva World] More
Saturday, 24 April, 2010: Baku - On April 23, president of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) Rovnag Abdullayev received in Baku executive director of Tamoil Group (Libya) Isam Zanati. SOCAR informed that in a meeting I. Zanati informed of activity of Tamoil, carried out, for the most part, in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Spain, and stated about interest in joint with SOCAR the sphere of oil and oil products supplies. R. Abdullayev stated about expansion of geography of export of oil, gas and oil products from the country that is conducted through company of SOCAR Trading SOCAR Trading Singapore and said about preparedness for considering opportunities with Tamoil. [ABC] More
Saturday, 24 April, 2010: Zaouia, Libya - The fifth international conference on the diagnosis and treatment of sterility and early abortion began on Thursday in the Libyan city of Zaouia. The two-day meeting organised by the university hospital of Zaouia in collaboration with the Libyan national centre for medical researches and the Libyan 7 April University brings together doctors and consultants from Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Croatia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq. The participants will look into several major lines which focus on modern procedures to withdraw ovum and the advanced techniques for the gel of ovum and the new techniques for in vitro fertilisation. Their discussions will also focus on examinations to take after the repetition of abortion, the operations for the transfer of ovum and relationship between genes and sterility operations and early abortion. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 24 April, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - Libya will host 25-26 April the meeting of the training committee of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), which will be devoted to examining the training plan for African airlines' crew. Several representatives of African airlines will attend the meeting, which will focus on the activation of African Aviation Training centres recognized and accredited by the international organizations for the implementat ion of the programme meant to train and refresh skills of African crew, Belaid Moham ed El-Meshekhy, Director in the Office of International and Public Relations of the Libyan airline Afriqiyah told PANA. He said the meeting, being organized on the initiative of Afriqiyah, will explore the ability of aviation training centres in Africa for joint training programmes relating to the ground staff, services offered by stewards during flights and air navigation. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 24 April, 2010: (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, APRIL 23 - To facilitate the circulation of people and capital between Tunisia and Libya, with the aim of promoting the carrying out of joint projects. This was discussed yesterday in Tripoli, reports press agency TAP, at the meeting on the topic 'Tunisia-Libya, partnership and complementarity', on the sidelines of the International Fair of Tripoli. Opening the meeting, Tunisian Minister for Trade and Crafts, Ridha Ben Mosbah, underlined "the willingness of the two parties to guarantee the conditions necessary for the promotion of cooperation and the establishment of a development of affairs that bring about investment, in accordance with the instructions of the two heads of state." The Tunisian-Libyan partnership projects number around 50 in Tunisia, whilst around 30 Tunisian investors are present in Libya. [ANSAmed] More
أحمد الورفلي : أمناء تجارة الدود     المنشار : على مين يا سوسو؟؟     بوفة : نهاية قبيحة لجامعة العرب الطبية

ماهر الليبي : الرد الوجيز على ترهات من تسمى بـ"رفيق" ومقاله : (من هم أفضل الناس عند الله؟ اختار إللي يعجبك!)

على جمعه بالطيب : معركة القرضابيه بين التحريف الرسمي والأحتقانات القبليه

كتاب "محنة ثقافة مُزوّرة" ـ تأليف : الصادق النيهوم

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : نجمة الصحراء (4)

فوزي عبدالحميد : ذباح وأبو ضياع الدين.. وجهان لفضيحة واحدة

Friday, 23 April, 2010: Almost a month after a ban barring top Libyans from entering much of Europe was lifted, many questions remain on how doing so has helped Swiss captive Max Göldi. The blacklist was ostensibly the last card Switzerland had to play in pressuring Libya to release the engineer held in a Tripoli jail. Today officials are mostly mum on what, if any, progress has been made to get him out. Göldi, a manager for firm ABB, has now spent two months of a four-month sentence for visa violations that many say are retribution for the brief arrest in 2008 of the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi in Geneva. Libya denies the connection. [Swiss Info] More
Friday, 23 April, 2010: The face of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi, Libya’s authoritarian leader, stares down from huge hoardings sprinkled around Tripoli, the capital of the country he has dominated for 40 years. But the leader’s reform-minded son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, often mentioned as a likely successor, has been carefully raising his profile and fashioning an image as a defender of liberty in a country long known for its human rights abuses. The younger Gaddafi, who recently said that Libyans should enjoy the same freedom as the citizens of the Netherlands, has often appeared at odds with the ideology of the autocratic state created by his father. “Positioning yourself as a candidate of reform in a young country like this is smart, but obviously it can backfire,” said a western diplomat. “But I think this is the way he has chosen.” [Financial Times] More
Friday, 23 April, 2010: CAIRO: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libya leader Colonel Muamar Gaddafi met on Wednesday at the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh to discuss peace efforts and efforts to resolve Palestinian and Israeli stalled peace negotiations. The Egyptian state run MENA news agency reported the two leaders talked on a number of other issues, including the recent Sudanese elections and the violence that followed. According to the Egyptian foreign ministry, the leaders’ talk also touched on the recent development in the “Arab and African arenas,” and in particular the political turmoil in Sudan. MENA did not elaborate further on the discussions. Mubarak has been in the Red Sea resort since returning to the country after having surgery in Germany. A number of rumors have circulated over the President’s health, but a meeting with ministers earlier this month and Gaddafi’s visit are likely to allay fears in the country. [Bikyamasr] More
Friday, 23 April, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - A meeting between Libya and the UNICEF on the activation of cooperation prospects, which falls within the framework of an ongoing partnership for Libyan children's rights, was held Wednesday in Tripoli. The meeting aims to promote Libyan efforts to achieve high rates of development in education and health for children and families in general in the light of results of the report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Libya. The report shows that enrollment in primary education rose from 90 per cent in 1995 to 97 per cent in 2006, while the infant mortality rate declined from 33 per 1,000 in 1999 to 15 per 1,000 children in 2008. [Afrique Jet] More
Friday, 23 April, 2010: BAMAKO, Apr 22 (IPS) - Domestic and international investors are taking over increasing amounts of arable land in Mali. In the Macina commune of south-central Mali, a giant irrigation canal is in the final stages of construction. Libya is in the process of developing 100,000 hectares of land it has leased adjacent to the Niger River. "The Libyans will have access to the area for 50 years under a lease agreement they signed (in 2008). The facilities they built will allow them to produce 200,000 tonnes of hybrid rice per year," Augustus Drago told IPS. [IPS] More
Friday, 23 April, 2010: CAIRO: Ahly coach Hossam Al-Badri said he would not let 'the mind games' of Ittihad Tripoli counterpart Miodrag Jesic distract his side ahead of Friday's Champions League clash between the North African clubs. According to Ahly's official website, Serbian coach Jesic said Ittihad would face an easy task against the six-time African champions in the first leg of the competition's round of 16. "This is his point of view. Maybe he tries to affect our morale with such words," Al-Badri said on Wednesday. "However, we are used to that. Those kinds of mind games do not affect us, the players are very confident and they are not worried." [The Daily News Egypt] More
قورينا : سيف الإسلام القذافي يبدي عدم قبوله لوثيقة عممها مؤتمر الشعب العام

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : بنغازي.. شئ من الذكريات

الساطور : سيف الاسلام رزالا القذافي في شرق ليبيا

صفحات من كتاب (برقة الهادئة) (18)

Ghoma : The Roller-Coaster of Libyan Higher Education: Compacting Univeristies from 14 to 10..?

عبدالرازق المنصوري : سيف الاسلام وصناعة الأصنام

د. فتحي العكاري : إستمرارية التراث الإجتماعي والثقافي الغدامسي

اليوم السابع : القذافي يلتقي بأعضاء من الكنيست الإسرائيلي

ناجي الفيتوري : كي لا ننسى السواطير

محمد مليطان : في ذكرى داروين

د. احمودة خليفة : "كاناي".. هانيبال وجنود من الأرواح

بوغرّاف : رحلة التوريث.. سيف الإسلام القذافي في شرق ليبيا

مركز التوثيق الليبي : ظهور "المهدي المنتظر" في شرق ليبيا؟؟

محمد ربيع : السفيه     محمّد قدري الخوجة : رحلة العمر.. (7)

Thursday, 22 April, 2010: t has been 20 years since the disappearance of the leading Libyan dissident, Jaballah Matar, from his home in exile in Cairo. Now, his son, the Booker short-listed writer, Hisham Matar, is calling for governments around the world who have bi-lateral relations with Libya, to press for information about the fate of his father, but also to engage with Libya on ways to reform and develop the country. In this special documentary, Razia Iqbal reports on the human cost of abduction and disappearance against the backdrop of delicate diplomatic relations and serious trade and business interests. [BBC] More
Thursday, 22 April, 2010: Max Göldi is half way through a four month sentence for immigration violations. Many believe he is a political prisoner caught in a dispute between Bern and Tripoli. The employee of ABB was first detained shortly after the brief 2008 arrest of Hannibal Gaddafi, one of leader Moammar Gaddafi’s sons, on charges he and his wife abused their domestic staff at a hotel in Geneva. Göldi’s Libyan lawyer, Saleh Zahaf, told the AFP news agency on Wednesday that he had called on Seif al-Islam, another of Gaddafi’s sons, to intervene to get Göldi’s conditions improved, and ensure that the 53 days he spent in jail after his initial arrest in 2008 were taken into account. If this were done, Göldi should be freed within a few days, he said. [Swiss Info] More
Thursday, 22 April, 2010: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, APRIL 21 - The joint committees provided for by the Libyan-Italian Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership (signed in Benghazi on August 30, 2008, by Silvio Berlusconi and Muammar Gaddafi) are at work in Libya to define the technical details and timetable to implement what was established in the treaty. According to local diplomatic sources, a committee composed of technical experts from the Economic Ministries of the two countries is today carrying out a mission in the coastal area between the cities of Sirt and Benghazi to define the area in which to construct 200 homes provided for in the special initiatives to be built exclusively by Italian companies, the financing of which will be managed by Italy, as set out in the second section of the treaty. There are currently eight committees that have started the work in anticipation, the Italian Ambassador to Libya, Francesco Paolo Trupiano, told ANSA. [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 22 April, 2010: (ANSAmed) - SIRT (LIBYA), APRIL 21 - A revolution that starts with Arab universities to free research from institutions in which it is trapped and to undertake "the battle of the sciences and of technologies, so that Arabs can achieve prosperity and progress." This is what Muammar Gaddafi wants and what he called for in a lengthy speech delivered yesterday evening in Sirt, on the occasion of the 43rd Symposium of Arab Universities, chaired by the university of the Libyan city. In front of a packed audience of Arab university professors and Amr Moussa, secretary general of the Arab League, Muammar Gaddafi urged universities to "encourage and promote scientific research" as an essential condition for the achievement of "excellence, creativity, success, progress." Colonel Gaddafi addressed the heads of faculties and the rectors of universities of the Arab world, criticising their "inactivity" and what he described a number of times in his speech as "passivity". [ANSAmed] More
إذاعة هولندا العالمية : الساطور.. عنف كاريكاتيري ضد عنف السلطات

الرقيب : استنكار الاعتداء على منسق أسر ضحايا مجزرة بوسليم     الرقيب : ترحيب ومطالبة

نادي الباروني : نشاطات النادي لشهر مارس 2010

كتاب "معارك الجهاد التي وقعت في مصراتة" ـ تأليف : الشيخ محمد مفتاح قريو

فيلادلفيا : قرار الجامعات وظلم المدن!!     الجزيرة : سيف الإسلام يتحرك شرقا ويثير الجدل

علاء الدرسي : مقاطع فيديو لاعتصام أهالي ضحايا مذبحة بوسليم ـ السبت 2010/4/17م 

الـللا فاطمة : قديسو وشهداء الهاوية!

صفحات من كتاب "سقوط دولة أمير المؤمنين" ـ تأليف : فوزي عبدالحميد (6)

التضامن : الاعتداء على رئيس اللجنة التنسيقية لأهالي ضحايا مذبحة بوسليم

د. مصطفى الزائدي : تعاويذ وكلمات

الدينالي : هل لا يزال موقع إغنيوة موقعا معارضا؟

المحمودي : كلمة حول "حرية الكلمة" (1)

Wednesday, 21 April, 2010: British Safety Services (BSS) has held its first NEBOSH accredited training course in Libya. The firm ran a NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Level 2 course in Tripoli, which was delivered in conjunction with Green Land Oil Services & Supplies Co. Ltd at the company’s prestigious state-of-the-art science and research library. Sixteen delegates attended the course from various oil companies in Libya from 21-25 March. The course was organised following interest from oil managers who are keen to meet international safety standards, and safeguard the safety of Libyan and foreign workers in Libya. [SHP] More
Wednesday, 21 April, 2010: One of the world’s largest offshore drillers, Houston-based Pride International, has been accused of bribing governments all over the world, according to a shareholder lawsuit. The corporation announced on February 16 that it was creating a $56 million fund to cover penalties for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Kazakhstan, Angola, Mexico, Brazil and the Republic of the Congo. A Pride internal investigation in 2008 admitted to the payment of $4 million in bribes in the nine countries. The current lawsuit alleges that the $56-million fund will not cover all the costs... [All Gov] More
Wednesday, 21 April, 2010: Benghazi, Libya - The Libyan Stock Exchange Monday closed its trading session at 1474.38 points, showing a rise of 49.74 points or 3.49 per cent. The total value of transactions reached 501,694 Libyan dinars (1.270 Libyan dinars = US$) focusing on the trading of 35,578 shares in 68 financial transactions. Trading was mainly on the shares of Trade and Development Bank, Sahara Bank, Al-Jamhouriya Bank, Libyan Insurance, Al-Ahliya Ciment Company and Libyan Stock Exchange Company. Transactions on the banking sector reached 56.44 per cent of all stock exchange transactions. Those on the financial sector reached 26.27 per cent, while the insurance and industry sectors covered 17 and 0.29 per cent, respectively. [Afrique Jet] More
منكم وإليكم : الثلاثاء 20 ابريل Letters : Tuesday, 20 April, 2010

قورينا : النص الكامل لقراري إعادة هيكلة الجامعات الليبية وتسمية أمناء ومساعدين لها

أويا : تربل يسرد تفاصيل الاعتداء عليه بأداة حادة (ساطور) من قبل المنسق السابق لرابطة (كي لا ننسى)

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : الاعتداء على منسق اهالى ضحايا سجن ابوسليم محاولة لزعزعة الصمود

رفيق : من هم أفضل الناس عند الله؟ .. اختار إللي يعجبك!

الشيخ أبوالمنذر الساعدي : خطوط عريضة في منهج "الجماعة الأسلامية المقاتلة"

أويا : الجماعة الليبية المقاتلة قصة حوار.. من البندقية إلى التصحيح

لجنة إحياء ذكرى مجزرة سجن أبوسليم : بيان

ناصر محمد : الجديد القديم في قرارات أمانة التعليم..     مواطن زواري : المسألة الامازيغية ومشكل العروبة والاسلام

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : مجزرة سجن "بوسليم" وما تطرحه من مسؤوليات

وفاء البوعيسى : تأخر إسدال الستار

Tuesday, 20 April, 2010: AMSTERDAM (Dow Jones)--Dutch construction company Royal BAM Group NV (BAMNB.AE) said Monday its Tebodin Consultants & Engineers division will start a joint venture with Libyan company Petroleum & Chemicals Consultancy, or PCC. BAM will hold a 60% share in the Tebodin Libya joint venture and PCC will hold the remaining 40%. Tebodin Libya will be involved in consultancy, engineering and construction for the local oil and gas industry and in water management in Libya. BAM's Tebodin division is a consultancy firm with over EUR200 million in revenue in 2009. The new joint venture is Tebodin's first step on the African continent. [WSJ] More
Tuesday, 20 April, 2010: Taipei, April 19 (CNA) Libya is hoping for direct investment from Taiwan's small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as the North African country seeks to become the region's technology hub, visiting Libyan officials said at a seminar Monday. Officials from the Libyan Economic Development Board (EDB) briefed dozens of Taiwanese businessmen on potential trade and investment opportunities in Libya, which has maintained warm relations with Taiwan in recent years despite the lack of official bilateral diplomatic ties. EDB Director-General Mahmoud Gebril said the Libyan government launched a series of ambitious programs in 2007, many of which were designed by the EDB, to develop the country's modern infrastructure and "soft power," including education and technology. [Focus Taiwan] More
Tuesday, 20 April, 2010: Kofi Nti, a 26-year old Ghanaian from Techiman-Forikrom is said to be awaiting execution in Libya after he had been sentenced to death in 2004 on suspicion of being involved in the murder of a Zimbabwean, then resident in Libya. Hon. James Kwabena Osei, the assemblyman for Techiman-Forikrom and also a relative of Kofi Nti broke the news to Peace FM in an interview. He said his interaction on phone with Kofi Nti revealed that over 40 blacks were arrested in connection with the case by Libyan security personnel but were allegedly released after paying some money demanded by some Libyan officials. [Peace FM] More
Tuesday, 20 April, 2010: Libya's top oil official Shokri Ghanem said a meeting of natural-gas exporters tomorrow will reject an Algerian proposal for Opec-style output cuts meant to ease the global oversupply of gas and stabilise weak spot prices for the fuel. Ghanem, who heads Libya's National Oil Company (NOC), said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that he not expect the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), which will meets in Oran tomorrow, "to turn into a gas equivalent of Opec, capable of cutting or increasing production". The GECF is an 11-nation group that includes the world's biggest gas producers like Russia and Qatar. Ghanem, who is attending Monday's meeting, told the newspaper there were "intrinsic differences" between oil and gas that would prevent the emergence of a cartel along the lines of Opec capable of taking co-ordinated action... [Upstream] More
Tuesday, 20 April, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - The Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) has announced plan s to recruit 157 deaf and dumb people in the country's oil sector. In a statement issued Sunday, the NOC said the people, who have received technic al and vocational training, would be assigned to domestic and foreign oil firms. NOC therefore invited vocational training institutes for the deaf and dumb acros s the country to submit, from 19 April, information on the capabilities and skills of their students to serve in the oil sector. [Afrique Jet] More
Tuesday, 20 April, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - About 1,000 international companies in the fields industry and trade will participate in the 39th edition of the Tripoli International Fair which opens on Tuesday, the Libyan General Authority for Fairs announced on Sunday. According to organisers, the programme includes conferences, scientific forums and presentations highlighting the concrete achievements made for the benefit of Libyan people, since the 1 September, 1969 revolution. Presentations on the previous editions of the Tripoli International Fair and historical and attractive sites in the city of Tripoli, also called "Siren of the Sea and the River", will be made during the fair. [Afrique Jet] More
ليلى الهوني : تحية وطنية عظيمة لأهالي ضحايا مذبحة أبو سليم

إيمال : مستقبل ليبيا ومصيرها بين وهم التيار القومى الوحدوى العروبى وبين منَة السيد.. فرج العشَة

  أسعد العقيلي : جريمة اخرى.. ومن بعد..؟     عيسى عبدالقيوم : الناشده

اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة : بيان بشان الاعتداء على منسق اسر ضحايا مجزرة سجن ابوسليم

المسحان : النظام الجماهيري يطوّر من أسلوب تعامله مع مواطنيه     الساطور : الاعتداء على المحامي فتحي تربل

            مراد : ويلٌ لليبيين .. من القذافي اللعين وأعوانه الاسلاميين     بوغرّاف : زوروا موقع ليبيا وطننا

مركز التوثيق الليبي : من أحرار ليبيا إلى المحامي فتحي تربل

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : من يبذر الشوك يجنى الجراح!!

أستاذ جامعي : التعليم الجامعي في ليبيا بين : ضياع الأهداف ، غياب المعايير ، الوساطة في التعيين ..

إبراهيم قويدر : اشحذ المنشار

المرأة اليوم : الشاعرة الليبية هدى السراري : عملت بالصحافة لأن الشعر لا يطعمني خبزا

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : جريمة أخرى يقترفها حكم القذافي ضد أهالي شهداء مجزرة "سجن بوسليم"

محمد نور الدين : الثوابت والمتغيرات

Monday, 19 April, 2010: (Dow Jones) - The Central Bank of Libya said that six international banks--including Italy's UniCredit SpA (UCG.MI), HSBC Holdings PLC (HBC) and Emirates NBD PJSC (EMIRATES.DFM)--will be able to submit an offer to get one of two banking licenses made available by the government. All the selected banks will have to submit their offers by June 15, the central bank said in an emailed statement The other three banks selected are Mashreqbank (MASQ.DFM), Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK.DO) and Standard Chartered PLC (STAN.LN). The foreign banks will have an ownership of up to 49% in the new banks and full management control, the central bank said earlier, adding that the remaining 51% would be owned by domestic investors. In February, the Central Bank of Libya invited banks to submit applications to set up subsidiaries in the country as the former pariah state continues to open its economy to the outside world. [WSJ] More
Monday, 19 April, 2010: An injury time header from USM El Harrach’s Sofiane Hanister put paid to Libya’s hopes of becoming the first qualifiers from the North zone for the finals of the African Championship, CHAN. Despite Libya’s 2-1 victory it was Algeria who got through for the Sudan 2011 finals, securing their place on away goals rule. Libya v Algeria 2-1 : (Aggregate 2-2; Algeria win on away goals). After a 1-0 defeat in Algiers last month, Libya needed to score in front of their own fans at the June 11 Stadium to qualify. They did eventually score two goals, but the Desert Foxes’ lone tally was the goal that matter. It was tough for Libya as they were very nearly out of the tie early on with the visitors’ Lazhar Hadj Aissa and Khaled Lemmouchia missing early chances to get the all-important away goal. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 19 April, 2010: AMMAN (Petra) - A total of 175 companies are scheduled to participate in three international trade fairs, to be held in Tripoli (Libya), Algeria and Yemen between April 20 and June 22, with the support of Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO). Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, JEDCO’s Chief Executive Officer Yarub Qudah said these companies are from different economic sectors, noting that JEDCO is currently targeting new markets and diversifying its activities to increase the Kingdom’s export volume. Underlining the importance of participating in international fairs, he indicated that JEDCO covers 90 per cent of the overall participation costs while companies pay just the remaining 10 per cent. [Jordan Times] More
نسرين : بسبب الصفقات المشبوهة.. 400 أسرة في الزاوية متعرضة للحرمان من مصادر عيشها

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : اعتداء آثم على الأستاذ فتحى تربل

الحيران : مع المرتاح والحيران.. حلقة الحج     عبدالله بن عبدالله : هذا هو عبد الحكيم الفيتورى يا سادة

جليانا : رد على موضوع "موقع جليانه يناصر اليهود"

أويا : مشادة بين ضحايا بوسليم وأسر الأمن تتحول إلى اعتداء بالضرب

الليبية : حاتم الكور يقلد عمرو خالد

سليم الرقعي : عمر المختار كان سنوسياً حتى الصميم

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : نجمة الصحراء (3)

فرج بوالعَـشّة : "سي" عمر المختار شيخ المقاومة الجهادية (18)

فضيل الهادي : عمر المختار فى الميزان

فوزي عبدالحميد : الزندقة السياسية الدينية

Sunday, 18 April, 2010: Tripoli - The Libyan committee for human rights has strongly conde mned 'the racist Israeli plans' aimed at throwing out Palestinian inhabitants from the West Bank. In a statement issued on Monday in Tripoli, the committee said the decision anch ored the segregationist policy carried out by Israel against the Palestinian people. The statement said this 'racist decision' was a violation of human rights, ethnic cleansing and a crime against humanity. The Libyan national committee for human rights urged Arab peoples and those of the Islamic world and fellow nations to put pressure upon their governments to take practical decisions against 'that racist measure'. The committee also urged the Libyan general people's committee for foreign relations and international cooperation to ask for the holding of a special summit for the international human rights committee... [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 18 April, 2010: Geneva - A Swiss court has rejected Hannibal Gadhafi's demand for 100,000 Swiss francs ($94,500) in reparations for the publication of a police mug shot from his 2008 arrest in Geneva. The son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi had filed a civil complaint against the daily Tribune de Geneve and the cantonal (state) government after the paper published the picture. Lawyer Marc Hassberger, who defended the newspaper, said late Monday that the court ruled the publication of the photo was illegal but declined to grant Gadhafi damages. The ruling can be appealed. Gadhafi was arrested in 2008 for allegedly beating up his servants in a luxury hotel. He was later released and charges were dropped. Prosecutors are still investigating who leaked the photo to the paper. [AP] More
Sunday, 18 April, 2010: (New York) - The acquittal by the Libyan state security court of a dissident charged with "insulting judicial authorities" is a positive sign but highlights the need to end criminalization of free expression, Human Rights Watch said today. Jamal al-Haji, the dissident, was freed on April 14, 2010, after four months in prison. "Acquitting al-Haji for criticizing the government was the right thing to do," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. "But Libyans need to know that they can complain to the judiciary or criticize public officials for their performance without fear of arrest or imprisonment." Al-Haji wrote regularly online about sensitive human rights issues such as the government's responsibility in the death in May 2009 of a prominent political prisoner, Fathi al-Jahmi. On September 1, al-Haji told BBC World television: "It is disaster for Libya to have this regime for 40 years. There is no freedom here; there is no democracy. The UK, France, Italy, I don't know why they support this dictatorship. But we will never forget." [HRW] More
د. علي الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (36) (الأخيرة)

مُراد : القذافي .. الإسلاميون .. الإرهاب

الساطور : العدالة!     محمد بن احميدة : القائد يرسم سياسة الجماهيرية!

فتحي ازواري : إلى كل ليبي (5)

ابراهيم قراده : حملة توقيعات مفتوحة : الدعوة لتغيير مسمى "اتحاد المغرب العربي" إلى "اتحاد المغرب الكبير"

د. فتحي العكاري : فضيلة الوفاء

Saturday, 17 April, 2010: The alleged inhumane treatment meted out to Africans including Ghanaians in Libya, has reared its ugly head once more with the alleged torturing to death of a 37-year- old man from Cape Coast in the Central Region, by that country’s security agents. Daily Guide's investigations gathered that the man, Kaizer Steven Hemman, was picked up on February 15, 2010 and was allegedly tortured to death by blood-thirsty secret agents of the Libyan government. The deceased’s crime was that he was a close associate of another Ghanaian, Babs Kassim Abdullah (real name Joseph Narh), 56, from La Accra, who had been picked up by the same agents on January 2, 2010 and is still in detention but also alleged to be heavily tortured. [Peace FM] More
Saturday, 17 April, 2010: Libya's top oil official said a meeting of natural-gas exporters Monday will reject an Algerian proposal for OPEC-style output cuts meant to ease the global oversupply of gas and stabilize weak spot prices for the fuel. Shukri Ghanem, head of Libyan National Oil Co., said he didn't expect the Gas Exporting Countries' Forum, which meets in the Algerian resort of Oran on Monday, "to turn into a gas equivalent of OPEC, capable of cutting or increasing production." The forum is an 11-nation group that includes the world's biggest gas producers like Russia and Qatar. In an interview, Mr. Ghanem, who is attending Monday's meeting, said there were "intrinsic differences" between oil and gas that would prevent the emergence of a cartel along the lines of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries capable of taking coordinated action to shore up prices. [WSJ] More
Saturday, 17 April, 2010: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya is looking for foreign partners to help it upgrade the Zawia oil refinery, the country's second largest plant with a capacity of 120,000 barrels per day, its top oil official said on Friday. "The successful partner will take a 50 percent share in the Zawia refinery to modernise the plant and increase its output capacity," Shokri Ghanem, the head of the state energy firm National Oil Corporation, told Reuters. "The partnership is offered for foreign investors this year," he added but he gave no more details. OPEC member Libya is home to Africa's largest proven oil reserves. Major oil companies have operations in the country including British BP, Italy's ENI and Spain's Repsol. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 17 April, 2010: The Libyan Arab Jamahiriyah will be hosting on April 20 in Tripoli the tripartite talks for the review of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement (FPA) involving the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Libyan Chargé d' Affaires Sadek A.S. Osman has been at the forefront of the preparations for peace talks. Already in the pipeline for some weeks, the meeting's delay, said Osman, was because of the efforts to resolve with all parties every issue pertaining to the meeting to ensure its success. Osman said hosting the peace talks is part of Libya's brotherly relations with the Philippines and the Filipino people. [MB] More
Saturday, 17 April, 2010: Tripoli - The meeting of African government experts on the legal instruments related to the transformation of the African Union Commission into an Authority of the Union ended Thursday in Tripoli with the amendment of the AU additional constitutive protocol, sources from the AU Commission told PANA in the Libyan capital. This legal text, which has been amended, is the only one out of the eleven bills proposed on the agenda of the meeting which began proceedings 11 April. In an interview with PANA, Mali's permanent ambassador to AU, Amadou N'Diaye, said he was pleased about the amendment of the first text related to the constitutive act, saying it is about the first legal instrument to ensure the changes introduced aimed at harmonizing the articles of the legal text in a bid to take into consideration the setting up of the Authority of the Union. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 17 April, 2010: Moroni, Comoros - Libya has paid one-month salary to the soldiers of the Comorian Army, under a deal that will see the North African nation bankroll the salary of the entire Comorian Army for one year, PANA reported. The payment was announced by the Comorian vice-president in charge of Finance, I kililou Dhoinine. Comorian President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, who has just returned from Tripoli where he attended the Arab League summit, disclosed Libya's decision to pay the salary for a year. Libya already participates in the supervision of the Comorian army, and several senior officers of the Comorian police have been trained in Libya in the past 10 years. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 17 April, 2010: (ANSAmed) - ROME, APRIL 16 - There is a honeymoon feeling about relations between Muammar Gaddafi and Barack Obama. The former arch-enemy of the USA, who is today a 'convert' following several years of 'unwinding the tension' with the West, has spoken in praise of the political "wisdom" of the US president for his pursuing peace for a world without nuclear arms. On the day following the ambitious mega-summit in Washington on nuclear disarmament, Gaddafi has called on "the whole world" to "give Obama time" and to "support his plans for peace". "We shall place our trust in our son Baraka (which means 'good fortune' in Arabic) and, if he continues following these wise and peaceful policies... [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 17 April, 2010: Sirte: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has urged global support for the "peaceful" policies of "wise" US President Barack Obama in his pursuit of a world without nuclear weapons. "I appeal to everyone to give Obama time and to support his policies, as long as his programme remains peaceful," Gaddafi told a gathering late Thursday in a huge tent erected in the desert near the eastern coastal city of Sirte. He was speaking during commemorations marking the anniversary of the bombing by American planes on April 15, 1986 of Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi which killed 41 people, including Gaddafi's adoptive daughter. Then president Ronald Reagan ordered the raids in retaliation for the bombing blamed on Libyan agents of a Berlin disco in which a US serviceman was among three people killed. [The Peninsula] More
تعازي إلى آل الزنتاني

AI : Libyan prisoner of conscience Jamal el-Haji released

بي بي سي : ليبيا تفرج عن المعارض جمال الحاجي

قورينا : ليبيا تقلص عدد جامعاتها إلى عشرة

بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (714)

واحد منكم : "الفتنة نائمة لعن الله من أيقظها" على من؟ يا فالح!!

الساطور : بدون تعليق     صلاح عبدالعزيز : صورة وتعليق

BBC : Is Libya serious about reform?

المحمودي : سنريهم آياتنا في الآفاق وفي أنفسهم حتى يتبين لهم أنه الحق

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : فيلسوف ورسالة

Friday, 16 April, 2010: TRIPOLI, Libya, April 15 (UPI) -- Libya has released a dissident who faced 15 years in prison for claiming he was tortured in jail. Human Rights Watch Thursday confirmed the release of Jamal al-Haggi, who was acquitted of charges that he insulted judicial officials. His arrest came after Haggi sent a letter to the Libyan court in which he claimed he was tortured while in jail. Libya has tried to mend ties with foreign powers but still cracks down vehemently on its domestic opposition, experts say. "Libya has significantly changed its foreign policy but it has not altered its domestic policy on dissent," Heba Morayef, a Human Rights Watch expert, told BBC News. "There had been the position that there were no political prisoners in Libya -- Mr. Haggis' arrest was an embarrassment to those who said that." [UPI] More
Friday, 16 April, 2010: MADRID (Dow Jones)--Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo SA (BES.LB) said Thursday it had bought a 40% stake in Libya's Aman Bank for EUR39.8 million. In a filing to the Portuguese market regulator, BES said it acquired the stake with cash and by buying new shares in a capital increase Aman Bank organized. BES added the remaining 60% of the share capital is held by different private investors and BES will have management control over the bank. [WSJ] More
Friday, 16 April, 2010: GENEVA, April 15 (Reuters) - Libya's embargo on Switzerland could end up shuttering its own major offshore and refining projects involving companies that have relocated to the Alpine state for tax reasons, analysts said on Thursday. It is likely that Libyan authorities did not realise their energy project partners such as Transocean Ltd (RIG.N), Noble Corp (NE.N) and Foster Wheeler(FWLT.O) were now based in Switzerland and would be caught up in the trade ban announced last month, said Samuel Csizuk of IHS Global Insight. "There are high-profile and important projects on the line here. I don't think they realised that when they called the embargo," he said. "They probably thought that their interests were divested from Switzerland and that by calling an embargo their interests wouldn't suffer." [Reuters] More
Friday, 16 April, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - The Libyan general people's committee for Foreign Relations and International Cooperation has criticised this week's two-day Nucle ar Security Summit organised by President Barack Obama in Washington. It said it would have been better if it had been held within the framework of UN and had resulted in a global declaration stressing the commitment of the international community to voluntarily abandon its nuclear disarmament programme. In a statement issued in Tripoli and published by the Libyan News Agency (JANA), the committee stressed the need for countries producing nuclear weapons to destroy their reserves of the product to follow the courageous measure taken by Libya and which anchors the principle of international cooperation, as well as the tra n sfer of technology regarding the use of nuclear energy sources for peaceful purposes. [Afrique Jet] More
Friday, 16 April, 2010: Libyans are criticising an April 4th government report that describes the country's health care as expansive and top-of-the-line. "Reports like this are created at a time of need to tell lies," Libyan rights activist Mohammed Sehim said. Libya's government spent $2 billion on health care in 2009, according to the Ministry of Health's Information and Documentation Centre report. The country has 97 hospitals, 20,689 hospital beds, 40 CT scanners, 20 MRI machines, 9 angiography machines and 3 radiotherapy devices, according to the report. Critics, however, claim that the picture painted by the Ministry of Health does not reflect the reality on the ground. "The health condition in Libya is awful, as shown by citizens who are forced to sell their cars and houses to receive treatment in neighbouring countries – not at the expense of the authority as mentioned in the report," Sehim said. [Magharebia] More
Friday, 16 April, 2010: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, APRIL 15 - Today, 24 years after Americàs missile attack on Libya, Libyan leader Muhammar Gaddafi will deliver a public speech in his birth city Sirte, in the presence of press and diplomatic representatives. The speech will regard "relations between the Libyan and American people and Arab-American ties", as announced by the local Information Authority. On April 14 1986, the night before the Libyan missile attack on Lampedusa, the United States of America carried out three air raids on Libya, hitting the country's capital, Tripoli, and six more targets. Gaddafìs residence was destroyed in the attack. The colonel escaped unharmed, but one of his adopted daughters, Hanna Gaddafi, and tens of civilians lost their lives. In December 2009 Libya resumed full diplomatic relations with the US, with the accreditation of the first US ambassador in the past 30 years, Gene Cretz, and the opening of a new consular section. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 16 April, 2010: It is estimated that 800,000 to 1,000,000 Jews were either forced from their homes or left the Arab countries from 1948 until the early 1970s; 260,000 reached Israel between 1948–1951, and 600,000 by 1972. The Jews of Egypt and Libya were expelled while those of Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and North Africa left as a result of physical and political insecurity. Most were forced to abandon their property. By 2002, these Jews and their descendants constituted about 40% of Israel's population. One of the main representative bodies of this group, the World Organization of Jews from Arab Countries, (WOJAC) estimates that Jewish property abandoned in Arab countries would be valued today at more than $300 billion and Jewish-owned real-estate left behind in Arab lands at 100,000 square kilometers (four times the size of the state of Israel). The organization asserts that the Jewish exodus was the result of a deliberate policy decision taken by the Arab League. [Half Sigma] More
Friday, 16 April, 2010: North Africa’s Maghreb zone has emerged over the past few years as a promising market, while remaining a deeply complex political region. The national economies and both the private and public sectors are growing, so are the security risks. Learning about the pros and cons for any organization seeking to do business there and control risk is a must. First, the security environment combines a possible permanent threat from Al-Qaeda North Africa, and looming problems over leadership successions in most Maghreb nations in the medium term. Regional feuds remain a divisive problem limiting opportunities for intra-North Africa cooperation and weakening the region’s security posture. And social tension could erupt as the countries move into more open market economies. [North Africa Journal] More
د. محمد بالروين : من مفهوم حق الخصوصية (2)

بي بي سي : هل ليبيا جادة في مسألة الاصلاح؟

مركز التوثيق الليبي : محمد الشلطامي : إبن الوطن الذي قال لا

د. محمد المفتي : مشاهد من تأسيس الدولة الليبية 1941-1961 : فصول من كتاب "ع الكورنيش" (2)

الـللا فاطمة : التغيير أنتم.. الحل أنتم

ابراهيم عميش : مفهوم العلاقة بين الشرعية الدستورية وشكل نظام الحكم فى الدولة

المؤتمر الليبي للأمازيغية : "آس انّغ"، يوم الامازيغية في ليبيا 15 ابريل 2010

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : بيعة الخزي والعار

Thursday, 15 April, 2010: The Libyan dissident Jamal al-Haggi was standing on a street corner in the capital Tripoli, glancing nervously left and right, when I met him in September 2009. We pulled over, to blaring horns, and he hopped into the back of our taxi. He was meeting us this way because, according to him, state security officers would be in our hotel lobby and could arrest everyone before the camera had even started rolling. And, he went on, doing the interview at his house would expose both his family and even his neighbours to unnecessary risk. "Insulting public officials" or "opposing the ideology of the revolution" are criminal offences that could result in a 25-year jail sentence in Libya. [BBC] More
Thursday, 15 April, 2010: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on April 12 held discussions with Libyan government officials, including President Moammar Khadafi, to strengthen collaboration between the two countries. During the discussions, which also involved the Libyan Prime Minister, the two sides reviewed the implementation of projects Libya has agreed to undertake in Liberia. The Libyan leader renewed his government's commitment to implement development projects in Liberia, and he and President Sirleaf spoke of the need to resolve all outstanding issues that are delaying their implementation. The Libyans have signed an agreement to renovate the Ducor Hotel in Monrovia, but the relocation of squatters has delayed the project. [Liberia Government] More
Thursday, 15 April, 2010: MORONI - The president of Comoros has said he is ready to bring forward the date of the presidential poll in the politically tense Indian Ocean archipelago, where Libyan troops are now part of his guard. President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi said the Libyan soldiers took up duty on Tuesday on the coup-plagued island following a request to Tripoli. "Libya is a friendly country. It's more than nine months since I asked our friend and guide (Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi) to send us some officers to train and help the presidential guard," Sambi told AFP in an interview late Tuesday. [AFP] More
Thursday, 15 April, 2010: A jury this morning found Libyan national Hesham Mohammed Shabosh, 34, not guilty of the attempted murder of Tunisian Omar Mohammed Baccoouche outside the Mosque in Paola in an incident in October 2004. The jury found that although the accused had caused serious injury to Mr Baccoouche when he hit him with a trowel, he had acted in self defence. Mr Shabosh had during the trial admitted to hitting Mr Baccoouche with a trowel. He said he had intervened after he saw him arguing with his uncle and swinging a wooden stick at him. The argument started after complaints of child school bullying. [Times of Malta] More
Thursday, 15 April, 2010: The Libyan Ambassador to The Gambia, His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohammad Al-Dukaly Friday paid a courtesy call on the governor of North Bank Region, Alh. Eduwarr Seckan in Kerewan. The visit was among other things aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between the Libyan Jamahiriya and the government of The Gambia under the dynamic leadership of His Excellency Sheikh Professor Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh. Addressing the governor, the Libyan diplomat underscored the importance his home government attaches to promoting the welfare of Gambians by complementing the efforts of The Gambian government in areas of socioeconomic development and by enhancing the attainment of food security. [Today] More
Thursday, 15 April, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - The Libyan stock market will on Saturday host a forum in Tripoli on Arab stock markets and the annual meeting of the Union of Arab stock markets. The director of Libyan stock market, Souelimen Chehoumi, told a press conference in Tripoli that the meetings aim at promoting partnership and contacts between m embers of the Union and cooperation between international organizations and fina cial Arab markets to establish connection within Arab brokerage companies. He also announced the election of Libya as president of the Union of Arab Stock Markets. [Afrique Jet] More
محمد الكعبازي : ارتاح البال والخاطر تهنـّى

محمد الشلطامي : رباعيات جديدة

رفيق : هذا الشبل من ذاك الأسد     عبدالله بن عبدالله : الفتنة نائمة لعن الله من أيقظها يا ؤمادي

فوزي عبدالحميد : يا أستاذ قويدر غير لنا الأسطوانة!

فضيل الهادي : قراءة فى تاريخ السنوسي الكبير

د. مصطفى الزائدي : تأملات في الجهل

نداء صبري عياد : المتغيرات السياسية.. وتحديد هوية المعارضة

Wednesday, 14 April, 2010: Only a handful of tourists wandered through the unspoiled ruins of this ancient Roman city edging the azure waters of the Mediterranean. It was high season, when buses should have been disgorging hundreds of affluent visitors from Europe and beyond. But among the arches and fountains, there was mostly silence. Tour guide Saleh Krima explained why. "The Leader has called for a jihad against Switzerland," he said on a recent day. "Now, no one wants to come here." The Leader is Moammar Gaddafi, who has ruled this nation with an iron fist for more than 40 years. His tit-for-tat fight with Swiss authorities followed his son Hannibal's brief arrest in Geneva in 2008 for allegedly beating members of his staff. The charges were dropped, but the feud has continued -- a stark example of the Libyan government's unpredictability. [Washington Post] More
Wednesday, 14 April, 2010: SAN FRANCISCO, April 13 (Reuters) - Transocean Ltd (RIG.N) said on Tuesday that Gazprom (GAZP.MM) believes Libya's embargo against Swiss companies will prevent the Russian company from deploying a Transocean rig to drill in Libyan waters. Transocean, which moved its domicile to Switzerland from the Cayman Islands for tax reasons in December 2008, said Gazprom had declared a "force majeure" in a notice on April 6 in relation to the rig, named M.G. Hulme Jr. The deepwater rig was due to start an 11-month contract for Gazprom at a rate of $495,000 per day in July. Whether the embargo, along with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's call for "jihad" against Switzerland, represents a force majeure situation in which contracts are suspended due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, is up for dispute. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 14 April, 2010: Maqbool bin Ali bin Sultan, Oman Commerce and Industry Minister met with Dr. Abdulhafeedh Mahmoud al Zulaitani, Secretary of the General People's Committee for Planning and Finance in the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the Sultanate of Oman. The meeting discussed a number of topics and joint cooperation fields between the two brotherly countries, particularly the economic, trade and investment. It also discussed how to develop the inter-trade between the two sides and cooperation in the tourism, services and industrial estates fields. In a statement to press, Maqbool said that the meeting also touched on the topic of the Omani-Libyan Joint Company with capital of $250 million and the most important fields that the company may invest in Libya. [Global Arab Network] More
Wednesday, 14 April, 2010: (ANSAmed) - Tripoli, April 13 - "Libyàs Millennium Development Goals: objectives and potential": this is the title of the report that was presented today in Tripoli in the presence of Aisha Al Gaddafi, daughter of the Libyan leader. There are 8 Millennium Goals that were adopted by 189 members of the United Nations in 2000. These goals have to be reached by 2015. "Libya is in a good position to reach all its 8 goals" said Ramanathan Balakrishnan, representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Libyan capital. The report is the first on the issue drafted by the General Information Authority, a public statistical institute, with the support of UNDP. Some figures that emerge from the report: "there are no extremely poor families", "98.2% of school-age children had access to education in 2007". [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 14 April, 2010: (ANSAmed) - Tripoli, April 13 - The General Council of the People of Libya has chosen one hundred students who will be coming to Italy with student grants for undergraduate and post-graduate courses as part of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership ratified between the two countries last year. The young people include descendents of "mujahidin" fighters of the Libyan resistance under Italian occupation, of deportees and of victims of fascism colonialism in general, as well as of casualties of the anti-personnel mines left behind in the wake of the Second World War. The granting of one hundred scholarships to Libyan students is one of the "special initiatives" foreseen by the document that was signed on August 30 2008 by Silvio Berlusconi and Muhammar Gaddafi aimed at closing "a painful chapter in our history". [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 14 April, 2010: GENEVA: A Geneva court has backed a claim by a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that the publication of leaked police photos of him by a Swiss newspaper infringed his privacy. Monday's verdict in favour of Hannibal Gaddafi, cautiously welcomed by the Swiss government, raised hopes that the row between the two countries, in which a Swiss businessman is also being held in Libya on visa offences, could soon be resolved. At one stage the 21-month-old row blocked travel and growing business ties between oil-exporter Libya and most of Europe. But at the end of March the European Union defused the broader dispute with Libya sparked by a travel blacklist of 188 senior Libyans imposed by non-EU member Switzerland. Swiss foreign ministry spokesman Lars Knuchel declined yesterday to comment on what impact the Geneva ruling would have on the case of Max Goeldi, serving a four-month prison sentence in Libya, or whether it would lead to renewed efforts for his release. [The Peninsula] More
ابراهيم جبريل : شكر على تعازى

ولد البلاد : المقاولون فى بنغازى يستنجدون.. فهل من مجيب؟

بوغرّاف : الجماعة الاسلامية المخاتلة     الساطور : شراها لي عبدالله السنوسي          

ليبي : إلى الأخوة طلاب الساحة البريطانية     صالح محمد : إلى من يهمه أمر الإذاعة

صقور ليبيا الحرّة : بيـان

فرج بوالعَشّة : الهوية الوطنية والمسألة الأمازيغية

صالح سعيد الواحي : إليها.. في عيد ميلادها

د. سليمان ابوشويقير : من وثائق السابع من ابريل

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : نجمة الصحراء (2)

Tueday, 13 April, 2010: Gazprom announced on Monday it had agreed terms with Italy's energy company Eni on joining the Elephant oilfield in Libya in an asset-swap deal. The terms were agreed after a meeting between Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller and Eni head Paolo Scaroni. "The parties will prepare a corresponding agreement in the coming days and submit it to the Libyan government for approval," Gazprom said in a statement. Under the deal, Gazprom is to take half of Eni's stake in the deposit with recoverable reserves of around 700 million barrels or a total of 33% in the project in exchange for Eni taking part in projects to develop northwest Siberian assets owned by the Arctic Gas company. The Elephant oilfield, also known as the El Feel oilfield, is located onshore in Libya's Murzuq Basin. It was discovered in 1997 and produced about 125,000 barrels a day in 2006. [RIAN] More
Tueday, 13 April, 2010: A tribunal has ruled a Swiss newspaper’s publication of police mugshots of the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was illegal. The Tribune de Genève newspaper printed the photos of Hannibal Gaddafi in September 2009, 14 months after he was detained with his wife Aline for allegedly abusing their staff in a Geneva hotel. Hannibal Gaddafi then filed a civil lawsuit for breaching his legal protection of personality in December, demanding SFr100,000 ($95,000). He sued the canton Geneva, the Tribune de Genève newspaper and one of the paper’s journalists. In the ruling made public on Monday, the Geneva tribunal said the newspaper should not have published the photos, and noted that while it was a mistake the newspaper’s intention was to inform and not cause harm. [Swiss Info] More
Tueday, 13 April, 2010: Kenya has appointed a new High Commissioner to Libya to replace Mr Ephraim Ngare, who became the country’s top envoy in the United Kingdom late last year. The new envoy to Tripoli is Mr Antony Muchiri, who has been director of administration at the Foreign Affairs ministry. His appointment fills one of the significant vacant foreign postings a few weeks after the recall of more than a dozen envoys and diplomats. Foreign Affairs Assistant Minister Richard Onyonka confirmed the appointment in a telephone interview yesterday but did not give names. "Yes the appointment has been made," he said referring to the question on the Libyan posting and added that several appointments had also been made. [The Standard] More
Tueday, 13 April, 2010: GABORONE - Botswana is not aware whether Libya has been paying subscription fees for other African Union (AU) members so as to win their support for the creation of a United States of Africa, with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi as its leader. Therefore, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Phandu Skelemani, told Parliament this week that he considered such rumour to be merely an unsubstantiated allegation. Mr Skelemani was responding to Kgalagadi South MP, Mr Phillip Khwae, who asked him whether he was aware that Libyan president was known to, among other things, pay African nations in order to win their support for the United States of Africa with himself as its leader. Mr Khwae also asked the minister whether the recent donations of 1 000 date palm trees and eight tractors by Libya to Botswana were not meant to soften governments stance, as it seemed to have been frustrating the Libyan presidents US of Africa efforts. However, Mr Skelemani highlighted that Botswana had a long standing relationship with Libya. [Gov.bw] More
Tueday, 13 April, 2010: LIBYAN leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi is to attend this week the 18th birthday and coronation celebrations of the king of Toro, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV. Former premier Stephen Nyabongo said Gaddafi and at least 100 kings from all over the world are expected to attend the three-day event. President Yoweri Museveni has also confirmed attendance and will be the chief guest. Officials said they expect all Ugandan kings, including Kabaka Ronald Mutebi, to attend. “Kabaka Ronald Mutebi, who is also a guardian to the young king, will attend to see the person he has been taking care of come of age,” officials said. “The King of Kings (Gadaffi) is expected in Toro this Saturday,” Nyabongo told journalists at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel yesterday. Gadaffi got the title in August 2008, from over 200 African kings and traditional rulers, including a delegation from Uganda, when they met in the Libyan city of Benghazi. [New Vision] More
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علاء الدرسي : لقطات من ( اعتصام أهالي ضحايا بوسليم يوم السبت 10/4/2010 )  

علاء الدرسي : اعتصام أهالي ضحايا بوسليم يوم السبت 10/4/2010

محمد بن احميدة : صور من تاريخ الوطن (3)

أحمد عبدالله الصفراني : مذكرات فدائي ليبي (1)

أبو سليمان إبراهيم : الإشفاق بما في المحمودي من الشقاق والنفاق (2)

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : أيدي رعناء لا تعي شيئا سوى سفك الدماء!!

عيسى عبدالقيوم : إنتهاء مهلة أخرى لقضية رأي عام

رمضان جربوع : الفساد والاستعمار وخيانة الوطن.. ما الفرق؟

Monday, 12 April, 2010: Seychelles President James Michel is undertaking a one-day official visit to Libya at the invitation of Colonal Muammar al-Gaddafi, the leader and guide of the Revolution. President Michel will be meeting with his counterpart to further enhance the bilateral relations between the two countries. It is to be recalled that the Libyan government announced in February the cancellation of 50 percent of Seychelles’ debt and the rescheduling of the remainder on favorable terms. During the high level talks, the two leaders are expected to discuss matters of mutual importance such as the further development of the African Union, as well as the continued threat of piracy. The President will be accompanied by the Secretary of State in the Office of the President, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, and Mr. Charles Sorry, First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [Eturbo News] More
Monday, 12 April, 2010: The Libyan General Office for the transfer of ownership of companies (privatisation) and investment has said that about 160 Libyan-Turkish investment projects, to the tune of 3 billion Libyan dinars (about US$ 2.5 billion) are currently being executed in Libya. The news was given during the second meeting of the Council of the Libyan-Turkish businessmen in Tripoli devoted to examining ways to establish a true partnership between companies from both countries. The Council of Libyan Businessmen that was formed in 2006 has focused on developments experienced by Libya in all economic fields. It recalled that many economic laws enacted in Libya have contributed to promoting investment by offering opportunities and guarantees to both foreign and local investors. The main aim of the board of Libyan-Turkish businessmen is to achieve the economic development through the promotion of trade and economic relations between the two countries. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 12 April, 2010: Martin&Martin Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers Co. Inc. which is one of the successful organizations of independent insurance and reinsurance brokerage sector opened Tripoli office as its new station in Northern Africa. With Tripoli office, Northern Africa regions have been also included in the wide service area of Martin&Martin covering Turkish Republics, Eastern Europe and CIS countries. Martin&Martin Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers Co. Inc. Board Chairman Can Ates said; "The Northern Africa region and especially Libya have a considerable value in the global business world with their structure open to investments. A potential and favorite market not only for insurance world but also for all sectors. As Martin&Martin, we have considered Libya as a very important country where we want to be present. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 12 April, 2010: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 11 April 2010: Bridging the technology gap in African countries will allow them to take unprecedented steps forward in their economic and social development, according to Jean Ping, Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU). Ping acknowledged that the AU faced a considerable challenge in galvanising support across the continent for better inter-regional cooperation in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). But he stressed that connecting African countries to the rest of the world was key to their progress. "ICT has become a symbol of development, ensuring the progress of science and technology, knowledge circulation and areas such as telemedicine," he said. "If we progress in this area, we can bridge the economic gap with the rest of the world." Ping was speaking to Oxford Business Group (OBG), the global publishing, research and consultancy firm, shortly after the 14th Ordinary Session of the AU Summit, where the challenges and prospects for developing ICT in African nations was high on the agenda. The interview with Ping appears in full in the Group's forthcoming business guide, The Report: Libya 2010. [Zawya] More
Monday, 12 April, 2010: CT Park Ltd has signed its first contract in Libya to operate the only public car park in the centre of Tripoli. The two-storey underground car park, which has a capacity of over 2,000 vehicles on two levels, is situated below a public garden, which also has to be maintained by the company. This is the first of five car parks, still to be built, which will be run by CT Park (Libya) Ltd, a new company that won a tender to manage public parking in Tripoli. CT Park Ltd was set up in 2004 to focus primarily on the parking industry. Today it runs the major car parks in Malta. CT Park Libya, with both local and foreign partners, is chaired by Kenneth De Martino. The tender agreement covers the supply of automated, state-of-the-art equipment and a full management agreement. The term is for five years with an option for a second five-year term. "When CT Park entered the market, there was a lot of scepticism on its viability since there was reluctance among the local population to pay for parking," Mr De Martino said this week. [Times of Malta] More
منكم وإليكم : الأحد 11 ابريل Letters : Sunday, 11 April, 2010

عبدالباسط الجلالي : مدير إذاعة أم إذاعة مدير؟؟

لجنة العمل الوطني ـ السويد : بيان القوى الوطنية المعتصمة أمام سفارة النظام الفاشي

أحمد : إستغاثة من أخت ليبية : نجوى شعبان

بعيو المصراتي : مسرح ومسرحيون ومقاهي (2)

إبراهيم عمّيش : ضحايا وشهداء ليبيا على مدار السنة

الساطور : بدون تعليق!     بوغرّاف : الحاجي يمثل للمرة الثالثة امام المحكمة

نصر سعيد عقوب : الأستاذ العشة والرأي الآخر

محمد نور الدين : شهر أبريل... شهر المشانق والأحزان

المحمودي : الحركة السنوسية.. شبهات وردود (2)

Sunday, 11 April, 2010: A hotel group that counts the Libyan government among its shareholders is preparing for a £700m London flotation. International Hotel Investments (IHI), which will reopen the former Metropole near Trafalgar Square this year, is being advised by Collins Stewart. The company, which is already listed in Malta, is controlled by the Corinthia Group, set up by IHI chairman Alfred Pisani in 1962 and is co-owned by Libya’s state investment arm. Corinthia sold a one-third stake in IHI to Nakheel Hotels, the Dubai property group, for £150m in 2007. Instead of selling out, investors are seeking to raise £100m to fund hotel development. It already has projects in Prague, Tripoli and Lisbon. Pre-tax profits in 2008 were £19.5m on sales of £112m. IHI acquired the Metropole from the Crown Estate two years ago and is nearing the end of a £270m redevelopment. [Times Online] More
Sunday, 11 April, 2010: Sarah Taylor wanted to make a special tea for her daughter. It should have been easy enough. Trouble was, she had no idea what to cook. She didn't know Nadia's favourite food, and she couldn't ask her, because Nadia barely spoke any English. Sarah looked at her beautiful little girl and realised the six year old standing in front of her was practically a stranger. Two and a half years ago Nadia was kidnapped. But she wasn't abducted off the street by a stranger. She'd been taken by her own father - Sarah's ex-husband, Fawzi Abuarghub, 36 - and flown thousands of miles to the North African country of Libya. He had no intention of ever returning her. "Discovering my daughter was gone was the worst moment of my life," says Sarah. It was also the beginning of a tortuous battle to get Nadia back - a battle that took two years, thousands of pounds, political intervention from the highest levels, and Sarah's unflinching determination never to give up. [Fabulous] More
Sunday, 11 April, 2010: KOZHIKODE: The Indian Mission in Tripoli has taken up with the authorities in Libya the case of the 54 workers from Kerala who are stranded in that country. These workers were engaged by an Indonesian construction company in Libya. They were unable to return home at the end of their two - year employment contract. This was stated by Union Minister for External Affairs S.M. Krishna in response to a representation from M.K. Raghavan, MP, seeking his intervention in the matter. The MP had forwarded to the Minister a representation from Chandu Nair of Kozhikode seeking the repatriation of 54 workers from Kerala. These workers were engaged by the Indonesian construction company M/s Citramiegah Karya Gemilang (CKG). Mr. Krishna said the the Indian Mission in Tripoli was following it up. [The Hindu] More
الجمعية الليبية للدفاع عن دستور دولة الاستقلال : دعوة عامة وتواصل وطني

محمد بن احميدة : حـُكم جديد في ألمانيا لصالح طالبي حق اللجوء السياسي من الليبيين

د. محمد المفتي : مشاهد من تأسيس الدولة الليبية 1941-1961 : فصول من كتاب "ع الكورنيش" (1)

سالم بن عمّار : ذكريات من مدرسة (الجمهورية)

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : المواجهة مع النفس.. نحن والاخر

د. احمودة خليفة : وطن بين مساق الرياح

[Saturday, 10 April, 2010: Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi has invited the heads of the Arab community in Israel to meet him in Tripoli, the Nazareth-based al-Arab website reported Friday. According to the report, which is based on a senior-ranking source, Gaddafi invited prominent figures in the Arab sector in Israel to visit his country and meet him for an update on Arab League decisions. The report further stated that an invitation was forwarded to party representatives, heads of movements as well as religious leaders via Libyan Ambassador to Amman Muhammad Hassan al-Barguti. The envoy invited them to travel to Libya via Jordan's capital and meet Libyan leaders including Gaddafi in order to discuss matters pertaining to Arab-Israelis and the Palestinians. The website also reported that the Arab-Israeli figures intend on accepting the invitation and visit the North African country on April 23. The make-up of the delegation is being negotiated opposite the Libyan ambassador in Jordan. [YNet News] More
[Saturday, 10 April, 2010: The Libyan leader, Mouamar Kadhafi, on Thursday in Sirte, central Libya, received a special envoy of the chairman of Niger's Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy (CSRD), Djibou Salou. A Libyan official source says that the envoy conveyed to Kadhafi a message from CSRD chairman in which he 'reaffirmed his appreciation for the key role played by leader Kadhafi for stability to prevail in Niger by virtue of his title as permanent mediator for peace and security in the Sahelo-Saharan States (SEN-SAD) an d beyond'. The Niger leader appealed for counsel from Kadhafi to help the country overcome the present transition stage. Officers from the army and the security agencies seized power in Niger on 18 Feb ruary, putting an end to the regime of President Mamadou Tandja. [Afrique Jet] More
[Saturday, 10 April, 2010: (ANSAmed) - VATICAN CITY, APRIL 9 - "No-one can be transferred, expelled or extradited to a stat where there is a serious risk that the person will be sentenced to death, tortured or undergo any form of punishment that is degrading and inhumane." Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, is referring particularly to the agreement signed between Rome and Tripoli and the recent episodes of forced returns of illegal immigrants. In a speech for the second European conference on the issue of human rights in the training of European lawyers, which will take place in Rome tomorrow, Archbishop Marchetto talks about a report by the Human Rights Watch which, last September, denounced the interception by Italian coastguards of African migrants and asylum seekers who were crossing the Mediterranean in boats, forcing them to return to Libya, as provided for by the "bilateral agreement with that country" stipulated by Italy, without assessing the possibility that there were refugees and vulnerable people amongst them. [ANSAmed] More
[Saturday, 10 April, 2010: (ANSAmed) - ROME, APRIL 9 - The number of immigrant minors that arrive on the Sicilian coasts has dropped sharply: from March 2009 to February 2010 a total of 278 unaccompanied minors arrived in Sicily (only 4 were identified in Lampedusa), against around 260 minors and 1,994 unaccompanied minors in the previous year. This emerged from the second Save the Children report on the immigration of minors over sea. These figures, the organisation states, are "worrying due to the likely presence in Libya of hundreds of minors and the lack of structural interventions in the acceptance of minors in Italy. The drastic change in the flow of immigrants was mainly caused by the measures taken by the Italian government against illegal immigration and the agreements it has signed with the Libyan authorities". The average age (16-17) and gender (93% boys, 7% girls) of arriving children has not changed significantly while their nationality has changed: most come from Egypt (27%), followed by Eritrea (16%), Tunisia (14%), Ghana (9%) and Somalia (7.2%). [ANSAmed] More
بدرية إبراهيم الأشهب : يا سمح الرفق

فضيل الهادي : سيدى عمر والسيد ادريس فى كتاب برقة المهدأة

د. محمد بالروين : من مفهوم حق الخصوصية (1)

جابر روحا : جامعة مصراتة والدمار الشامل قبل دمج الجامعات

يوتيوب : إضحك مع قصة أبوعجيلة والزبدة السايحة!!

د. علي الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (35)     محمّد قدري الخوجة : رحلة العمر.. (6)

محمد صالح بويصير : حرية التعبير، والمجتمع الحديث

عمر الهوني : لقطات من اعتصام ذكرى 7 ابريل أمام سفارة النظام ـ لندن

إبراهيم قويدر : حسن التدبير.. وحكمة القائد

[Friday, 9 April, 2010: Embraer delivered two EMBRAER 170 jets to Libya's new Petro Air at the end of March, the Brazilian plane maker announced Thursday. The jets will join a EMBRAER 170 delivered to Sirte Oil Company in the first quarter of 2007 in use to transport oil company personnel from Tripoli to oil stations and provide ad hoc charter services. The two planes are worth $66.8 million at list prices, although buyers generally get steep discounts. Petro also has purchase rights for two EMBRAER 190 jets. Petro, created by the merger of four National Oil Corporation aviation departments, provides flights for oil exploration, development and support in Libya. "Because of the exceptional performance and reliability of the EMBRAER 170 already operated by Sirte Oil Company, we decided to acquire these two new aircraft," Petro General Manager Basem Tantush said in a news release. "We expect 2010 to be an extremely dynamic year for us, and these aircraft will play a key role in achieving our success." [Seattle PI] More
[Friday, 9 April, 2010: DUBAI(Zawya Dow Jones)--Oil prices could hit $90 a barrel as early as next week spurred on by rising demand from the U.S., Libya's top oil official said ahead of the release of a closely watched report on U.S. stockpiles. "I expect them to hit $90 and continue to go up a little more by next week," Shokri Ghanem, Chairman of Libya's National Oil Co. told Zawya Dow Jones by telephone. "Demand is part of it, demand is increasing because the economy is improving and stocks are going down in America so we are expecting prices to increase soon," he added. The U.S. Energy Department is scheduled to release its Weekly Petroleum Status Report Wednesday in Washington that should shed light on whether supply and demand justify the recent futures rally. Oil prices were higher in Asian trade Wednesday. New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in May, rose 10 cents to $86.94 a barrel. Ghanem ruled out the need for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, to address the sharp rise in prices before its next scheduled gathering in October. [WSJ] More
[Friday, 9 April, 2010: The General People's Committee held its 7th meeting of the year in Tripoli on Wednesday. The committee discussed the issue of crucial training in human development and reviewed its regulations. The Committee decided to approve the regulation after the introduction of necessary amendments and presenting it in its final form in the committee's forthcoming meeting. And in implementation of the friendship and partnership agreement between Great Jamahiriya and the Republic of Italy which stipulated in one of its items on providing undergraduate and post graduate scholarships for a (100) Libyan student, renewable at the end of studies for the benefit of other students. The Committee approved names of the proposed students who are children and grandchildren of Mujahedeen and expelled Libyans and victims of fascist prisons and mines victims. [ISRIA] More
[Friday, 9 April, 2010: President Muammar Al Gaddafi of Libya recently incurred the wrath of top Nigerian government officials, when he suggested that separate states be created for the predominant Moslems in northern Nigerian, and the mainly Christian south, as part of measures to curb the religious conflicts between the two devout sects, which usually results in deaths and the destruction of properties. The Nigerian authorities, with the Biafra War, which was a conflict caused by the attempted secession of the southeastern provinces of Nigeria, still fresh in their memories, saw the suggestion of the Libyan leader as trying to disintegrate their country. Of course, the Nigerian authorities were justified in some way, especially when suspicions are rife that Gaddafi is behind most of the conflicts on the African continent. However, the reality of the situation is that the Libyan leader might be providing the solution to the crisis in Nigeria, because separation along political, ethnic, and religious lines, in most of the cases, have gone a long way to provide the resolution of similar feuds in modern times. [Joy] More
[Friday, 9 April, 2010: When British authorities last summer released the only terrorist convicted of murdering 270 people in Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, they did so with a solemn promise. Wracked with prostate cancer, the Libyan native had but three months to live, they said. Common decency and compassion, they assured a dubious world, demanded the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi. So, home to Tripoli he went. Almost eight months later, though, a still more dubious world awaits Megrahi's last breath. Doctors in Megrahi's home country of Libya insist the terrorist is down to his last month. Maybe his last week. As much as we'd like to see Megrahi holding his breath, we're not holding ours. Megrahi's release has outraged surviving families of the Flight 103 victims, as well as most of Scotland, where the release deal was viewed suspiciously as part of a crass effort to open Libya to more British trade. Now, the fact that he has managed to cling to life hasn't helped the self-image of Britons, who sense they were played for dupes by the Libyans, who celebrated Megrahi like a national hero upon his return. [Arizona republic] More
[Friday, 9 April, 2010: Activities marking the 34th anniversary of the Students' revolution in Libya began Tuesday across the country. The revolution, first launched on 7 April, 1976, was designed to transform universities and other institutions of higher learning into organs for the promotion of science, education and knowledge. Thousands of students demonstrated on Libyan cities across the country to begin one week of festivities marking the revolution, fashioned along the lines of the Mouammar Kadhafil-led national revolution of 1 September, 1969. PANA reports that the demonstrating students carried posters and placards, some of which bore Kadhafi's photographs and inscriptions supporting the mass movement. Sources close to the students told PANA that the revolution effectively helped the schools assume leading roles as the citadel of knowledge and scientific research. [Afrique Jet] More
[Friday, 9 April, 2010: Italy does not seem too keen to take part in Frontex patrols in the central Mediterranean with its Ambassador to Malta insisting his country was well served by the bilateral agreement with Libya. Ambassador Paolo Andrea Trabalza said he was not aware of any decision yet by his government on whether to take part or not in this year's Frontex patrols. Instead, he spoke about the agreement with Libya, which sees rescued immigrants being immediately returned to the North African state. "In my view, the bilateral agreement with Libya has worked pretty well. Since this agreement started being implemented very few immigrants have crossed the Mediterranean to the extent that the closed centres in Malta are almost empty," he said. After Malta said it would not take part in Frontex patrols under the new rules of engagement, which stipulate that rescued immigrants are taken to the coordinating country rather than the closest, safest port, it is unclear whether sea border patrols will be held in the central Mediterranean. A spokesman for Frontex said it was the organisation's policy "not to discuss details of specific internal decision-making or operational plans" when asked whether any country had offered to coordinate this year's central Mediterranean sea patrols, codenamed Operation Chronos. [Times of Malta] More
[Friday, 9 April, 2010: THE Brother Guide of Libya has had plenty to celebrate of late. Since the death of Gabon’s president, Omar Bongo, last June, Muammar Qaddafi (pictured above) has held the title of the world’s longest-serving non-hereditary ruler. In September he marked the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power. As a sign of his confidence, he has been freeing political prisoners and inviting exiled dissidents, once hunted by his feared secret police, to return home. Not only has Libya emerged from diplomatic isolation. A surge in wealth brought by high oil prices has prompted a rush of foreign businessmen to Libya’s capital, Tripoli. Mr Qaddafi may even claim a recent victory as a holy warrior. A month ago he called for a jihad against Switzerland to punish it for banning the building of new minarets following a referendum. Many Qaddafi-watchers, however, thought his warlike words merely heralded a new round in a festering diplomatic tiff that began in 2008 when Swiss police called in the unruliest of Mr Qaddafi’s seven sons, Hannibal, after two of his staff complained that he had beaten them in the Geneva hotel where he was staying. [Economist] More
[Friday, 9 April, 2010: Ahli Benghazi wins the League in the country and triumphed with the title. In the last Libyan Basketball League 2009/2010 for championship Round Ahli Benghazi needed 3-3 record to take 12 points on top. Alshabab finished with 3-3 record as well but have 11 points, while Al-Hilal enjoyed 4-2 record only with 10 points. Al-Nasser clinched the fourth place with 2-4 record and 9 points. In 2008/2009 it was Al-Nasser that took Gold. In 2007/2008 Al-ittihad won the tournament. [Basket in Africa] More
[Friday, 9 April, 2010: In his book “What’s Left,” the British author Nick Cohen quotes a onetime Foreign Office official as saying, “All isms are wasms.” That amusing phrase is an apt summation of Arab nationalism, as regimes throughout the Middle East claiming some sort of fealty to nationalist ideology find themselves at different levels of political breakdown. The most flagrant sign of the decline of Arab nationalist regimes is their transformation into hereditary republics. Recently, Hosni Mubarak returned from an operation in Germany to face questions about his future. What ailed him remains unknown, but it is no secret that the 81-year-old Egyptian president has long sought to prepare the way for his son, Gamal, to succeed him. In this, Mubarak is little different than the late Hafez Assad, whose son Bashar followed him as president of Syria. Had Saddam Hussein remained in power in Iraq, he would almost certainly have handed over to one of his psychopathic sons. Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, hopes one day to see his son Ahmad in office. In Libya, Moammar Gadhafi appears to have similar aspirations for one of his boys, perhaps Seif al-Islam or the younger Moatassem. And in Tunisia, President Zein al-Abedin bin Ali is rumored to want his son in law, Sakher al-Materi, to one day lead the country. [Daily Star] More
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قورينا : فيديو : جدال حول واقع الصحافة الليبية : لقاء نبيل الحاج مع محمد ابعيو

سليم الرقعي : مشانق لليبيين لأول مرة منذ إنتهاء عهد الإحتلال الإيطالي!؟

صلاح عبدالعزيز : صيد الخواطر الليبية (19)

محمد سيف النصر : محمد مخلوف الذى عرفت

مركز التوثيق الليبي : حتى لا ننسى.. 7 ابريل : يوم الشهيد الليبي

بوغرّاف : المحمودي يصرخ قائلا : أنا المريب خذوني خذوني     عبدالقادر : ملصق بمناسبة 7 أبريل     

عبدالعزيز كشلاف : باسم من يتحدث أمين الهيئة العامة للصحافة؟     ابوعجيلة السايح : حوار المجرم والضحية

الحيران : المقاتلة تدق الإسفين الأخير في نعش ثورة الملتحين     عبدالله بن عبدالله : انتبهوا ايها السادة الملحدون فى اجازة

فرج بوالعَـشّة : الجماعة الليبية المقاتلة : الاعتذار لمن؟!

Thursday, 8 April, 2010: Kansas City, Mo. - Ali Mohamed Bagegni, 56, a Libyan native and former Iowa City resident, pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to transfer funds to Iraq in violation of federal sanctions. Bagegni was a board member of Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA), a charitable organization based in Columbia, Mo., that transferred money to people in Iraq in violation of the 1990 International Emergency Economic Powers Act, according to Don Ledford, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. In his plea, Bagegni admitted IARA accepted monetary contributions for projects in Iraq. He held authority to cosign checks and wire transfers on IARA’s bank accounts in Missouri. A series of 22 illegal transfers authorized by Bagegni routed funds through Amman, Jordan, to Iraq, Ledford said. [KCRG] More
Thursday, 8 April, 2010: Two law firms filed suit against the government of Libya yesterday, seeking more than $4.9 million in unpaid legal fees and costs related to defense work in a slew of terrorism-related cases. Paris-based Cabinet Sefrioui and Washington's Law Offices of Arman Dabiri & Associates claim Libya failed to make good on a 2008 settlement agreement in which it promised to pay about €3.7, or roughly $4.9 million, to law firms that handled lawsuits accusing the country of supporting terrorist attacks, including the 1988 bombing of Pan American Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. According to a complaint filed April 6 at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Cabinet Sefrioui started supervising the cases as global counsel in the early 1990s, and eventually ended its representation of Libya in March 2008. Dabiri & Associates served as American counsel until April 2008. [Legal Times] More
Thursday, 8 April, 2010: Prime Minister Stephen Harper personally approved Moammar Gadhafi's planned Canadian layover last year, even as his government was rebuking the Libyan strongman for celebrating a convicted terrorist, documents show. The Libyan leader cancelled a planned stop in St. John's, N.L., after the Prime Minister's Office warned he would be scolded for throwing a party for a man jailed in the Lockerbie bombing. Internal emails obtained by The Canadian Press reveal that Mr. Harper himself gave Colonel Gadhafi's visit the go-ahead. A Foreign Affairs Department official told colleagues Mr. Harper approved Col. Gadhafi's stopover more than a week before the Libyan leader was to arrive. “The PM approved this visit last week from WSHDC [Canada's embassy in Washington, D.C.] in a telephone conversation with PMO,” the Sept. 21 email says. “What was approved is a ‘technical stopover for a head of state'.” [The Globe and Mail] More
Thursday, 8 April, 2010: Cornwall cyclist Chris Opie has returned from the 2010 Tour of Libya with a string of wins to his name. The 22-year-old, who cycles for the Pendragon-Le-Col-Colnago racing team, came first in stages four and five of the event. Opie also won the Grand Prix Al Fatar, a one-day race at the end of the tour. He told BBC Cornwall: "It was a good experience to have got a chance to ride with the team for the first time and to work well together was awesome." The overall tour was won by Libya's Ahmed Youssef, with Opie finishing 30th, seven minutes and 54 seconds behind. [BBC] More
في ذكرى 7 أبريل : "إيباتن سمارى" ـ تأليف : ابراهيم سعيد اغنيوه

م. : عبدالمولى الغضبان.. لكي لا ننسى

من شهادات "7 أبريل"

يوم السابع من أبريل ـ قصيدة شعبية

الساطور : 7 أبريل

( ليبيا يا نغماً في خاطري ) كلمات : مصطفى الهنقاري ـ غناء : محمد نجم

المسحان : ( 7 ابريل : لن نغفر ولن ننسى )

      من وثائق "7 أبريل"         ملامح من تاريخ الحركة الطلابية الليبية

محمد : قائمة الطرد الصادرة عن اللجنة الثورية المركزية ـ جامعة طرابلس ـ عام 1976 ـ بعد إعادة طباعتها

محمد : قائمة الطرد الصادرة عن اللجنة الثورية المركزية ـ جامعة طرابلس ـ عام 1976 ـ صورة من القائمة

عبدالونيس محمود الحاسي : حيث لا يفرح الأطفال

في ذكرى "7 ابريل" : رسالة صوتية من سجن الجديّدة ـ 1976م

د. مصطفى عبدالله : من حقي أن أحلم (3)     محسن الفاخري : البرويطة

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : نجمة الصحراء (1)

Wednesday, 7 April, 2010: Already-strained ties between Turkey and Israel hit a fresh snag Tuesday with harsh comments from Israel’s firebrand foreign minister, who compared the Turkish prime minister to the leaders of Libya and Venezuela. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is slowly turning into Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi or Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. “It's his choice. The problem is not Turkey, the problem is Erdoğan,” Lieberman said. The Israeli foreign minister’s remarks came as Erdoğan told the French newspaper Le Figaro that Israel does not want peace in the Middle East. The Turkish prime minister also said one country in the region already possesses nuclear weapons, referring to Israel. Lieberman, who heads an ultranationalist party, has become known for his belligerent tone, which has earned him critics. [Hurriyet Daily News] More
Wednesday, 7 April, 2010: Amnesty International has urged the Libyan authorities to stop the "discriminatory" forced evictions of members of the Tabu tribe in the south-east of the country, after five more families had their homes demolished last week. Armed security personnel used bulldozers to evict members of the Tabu community in the city of Kufra on Thursday. Scores of Tabu families have lost their homes since November 2009 and it appears that many more evictions may be planned. “These forcible evictions and house demolitions come on top of other discrimination by the Libyan authorities against members of the Tabu community in Kufra and its surrounding areas,” said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International’s director for the Middle East and North Africa. “Some Tabu families have told us that their children can no longer attend school because the authorities refuse to register them, while others complain that pregnant women have been denied treatment... [HREA] More
Wednesday, 7 April, 2010: ZAGREB, Croatia, April 6 /PRNewswire/ - CROSCO Integrated Drilling & Well Services Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the ongoing and successful provision of drilling services for TOTAL E&P Libye in Libya. Drilling services are being provided with CROSCO 3000 HP drilling rig National 801 (National 1625 UDBE) on wildcat well A1-42/4 in Area 42, Block 4, Jabal Akhdar Uplift, Cyrenaica Platform. Vlado Lescan, CROSCO's General Manager Libya explained, 'CROSCO is very pleased to have been given the opportunity by TOTAL E&P Libye to mobilize a drilling rig into the Libyan market and to provide drilling services for TOTAL E&P Libye. In addition to the drilling services being provided for TOTAL E&P Libye, CROSCO is also providing maintenance and spare part management services on an offshore Libyan production platform. Soon CROSCO is also looking forward to providing drilling services with the two CROSCO 2000 HP rigs that are in Libya. We look forward to providing all of our clients with knowledge and experience... [PR Newswire] More
Wednesday, 7 April, 2010: Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Libyan Ambassador to Indonesia Salaheddin Muhammed Ibrahim al-Bisari congratulated KH Said Aqil Siroj for his appointment as the Nadhdlatul Ulama (NU)`s new chairman. Ambassador al-Bisari expressed his congratulations when he paid a courtesy call on Siroj at the NU secretariat office here Tuesday. At the meeting, Ambassador al-Bisari said under its new chairman, NU`s internationalization program was expected to remain extended, including its relations with Libya. Siroj and the Libyan ambassador agreed to continue their cooperation in education and propagation of moderate and tolerant Islam to the world. Ambassador al-Bisari said NU was also expected to take part in boosting Indonesia and his country`s bilateral economic ties. In response to that request, Siroj said he would communicate it with the Indonesian government. [Antara] More
Wednesday, 7 April, 2010: Kota Kinabalu: A proposal was mooted Monday for a twin city programme between Libya and Sabah to promote better understanding of the cultural heritage of both their people. The idea came from Mohamed A. A Alnfati, the Charge D' Affaires of the Libyan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, after he met with State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun at his office in Wsima Tun Fuad. "We will follow up this proposal with our higher authority," he said after meeting with Masidi, Sabah Cultural Board Chairman Datuk Wences Angang and Sabah Cultural Board General Manager, Datu Rusmadi Sulai. Mohamed said there are more than 3,000 Libyans in the country, mostly students, who also bring their families to Kuala Lumpur. He said Malaysia had been promoting the country as a tourism destination in Libya, so in turn, Libya also wanted to promote itself in Malaysia. [Daily Express] More
Wednesday, 7 April, 2010: Lagos - At 68, and given the longevity of his reign, Qaddafi could have been an African elder statesmen but, not in the least because his inflammatory lifestyle and violent dispositions to many a world issue won't let him be. Eccentric Qaddafi could have made Libya a richer, a stronger and a much more respectable place than it is today. Rather, the rest of the world looks at the tiny Maghreb land with deep suspicion. He has caused firestorms in several parts of the world, because of his support for untoward people. United States has rained down bombs on Libya, because its adventurous head of state gave the same dose of medicine to peoples in other parts of the world. In fact, why do some people still say Col. Qaddafi has not matured, whether as a political leader or as an individual man, approaching his diamond jubilee? Why is it that sane some minds do not take the Libyan leader seriously most of the time? Why does he have very few genuine friends around the world? And why it is that even his own cousins in the Arab World detest and suspect him? [Daily Champion] More
Wednesday, 7 April, 2010: Cairo - The Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said it had secured the release of four minors arrested in Libya last week for illegally breaching that country's territorial waters. The children, aged 9 to 14, were on an Egyptian fishing boat that entered Libyan waters and began fishing without a permit. Libyan authorities arrested them on March 30. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Abdel-Hakim said the Egyptian consulate in Benghazi was finalizing arrangements to return the minors to Egypt within hours. Abdel-Hakim also took the opportunity to warn Egyptians living in Italy against mistreating their children. He said that Italian authorities had reported an increase in the number of cases of child abuse among Egyptian families there, and noted that Italian child-protection services had recently taken custody of "a number" of Egyptian children. [Earth Times] More
Wednesday, 7 April, 2010: Riyadh - Israel said on Tuesday that a Saudi cleric could apply for a visa from the consulate in Amman if he wants to visit occupied Jerusalem. "Throughout the years many people from countries like Libya, Indonesia and other countries that don't have relations with Israel have visited [occupied] Jerusalem," Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said. "All these visits were naturally coordinated with Israeli authorities." The Saudi cleric Shaikh Mohammad Al Areefi announced on Monday on his television show that he will visit occupied Jerusalem next week to bolster Muslim claims to the city. If he goes ahead with his plan, it would be an unprecedented trip for a prominent Saudi. Occupied Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam, but most Muslim countries - including Saudi Arabia - observe a strict boycott of Israel and ban travel there. [Gulf News] More
Wednesday, 7 April, 2010: An infinite wealth of treasure lies in The Elephant Field, 800km south of Tripoli, which was discovered by the Italian company ‘Eni' in 2006. The Elephant Field drew a renewed focus upon MENA oil and gas, and showed that there are new possibilities waiting to be found in the face of a global oil crisis. Booming investment within China and India has created a vast amount of pressure on MENA oil reserves, but Libya could hold the solution. There are doubts over Libyan official records regarding their oil and gas reserves; oil and gas experts insist Libya has much higher amount than they are currently prepared to say. Although Libya hopes to reach a target of three million bpd by 2013, this is impossible without foreign investment. Therefore Libya might be a key port of call for the struggling oil and gas industry, which is set to be one of the items up for discussion at the illustrious NGO&G MENA Summit (run by GDS International) being held this week in Doha. [Oil and Gas] More
Wednesday, 7 April, 2010: LIBYA is on the verge of agreeing a massive compensation package for Ulster victims of terrorism, it has been claimed. South Armagh victims' campaigner Willie Frazer, who for a decade has been lobbying Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi to make amends for his part in the Troubles, said the deal could be completed before the General Election. The News Letter understands that a financial settlement – which could be as large as £2 billion – is likely to see three tranches of money paid over by the North African state. Last night the Foreign Office, which has been involved in the negotiations since last year, declined to comment on the figures but it is understood that between £500 million and £800 million will go directly to victims. [News Letter] More
تعازي إلى آل جبريل     تعازي إلى آل الراشدي     تعازي إلى آل النعاس     

الساطور : بدون تعليق     بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (713)

فريحة المريمي : حوار مع المذيع نبيل الحاج

محمد نور الدين : الثلاثية المتلازمة للّقيط والخيمة والاعور

طلبة ليبيون : مكتب الخبير (اللئيم) في واشنطن مقفل!!.. وتساؤلات مشروعة من طلبة ليبيا

خالد محمد المغربي : وانتهت قصة مواقع الداخل

تاوالت : قناة أخبار السادسة التركية : لقاء مع موحمد ؤمادي

المحمودي : مخطىء من ظن يوما أن للثعلب ديناً

أسعد العقيلي : حول تقرير رويترز..

Tuesday, 6 April, 2010: April 5 (Bloomberg) -- Libya may sell as much as 40 percent of each of its two mobile-phone operators on the stock market after selling two smaller instalments valued at a total of $400 million, the head of the Libyan Stock Exchange said. The government will offer 5 percent of state-owned Libyana and Al-Madar this year in an initial public offering. The sale will more than triple the market value of companies on the exchange to more than 10 billion dinars ($7.8 billion), Suliman Al Shahomy said in a March 29 interview in Tripoli. “This is just the first phase,” he said. “It could reach 30 or 40 percent after some time.” Beltone Securities International, a subsidiary of Egyptian investment bank Beltone Financial, is an adviser on the sale, Khaled Hilal, the unit’s managing director, said in an interview. [Businessweek] More
Tuesday, 6 April, 2010: There was a particularly telling moment at an international business conference held in Tripoli last week. The organiser, an executive of a western company, welcomed participants and told them it had been the most challenging forum he had ever staged. It was, he said, even more difficult than a Beirut conference he had been involved in that was to be attended by a Lebanese prime minister, only to be blighted by a bomb scare. There are no bomb scares in Libya, the oil and gas-rich North African state ruled by Colonel Muammer Gaddafi for 40 years under his tight grip and a peculiar system of Islamic socialism. Indeed, security is one of the country’s stronger points. But it is not hard to understand the problems of the conference organiser. The event was held only days after Libya had lifted a weeks-long ban on issuing visas to most Europeans following a spat with Switzerland. In addition, some of the leading Libyan speakers listed on the programme were not turning up. [Financial Times] More
Tuesday, 6 April, 2010: The embassy of Libya has been closed down in Nigeria barely two weeks after the Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi suggested that Nigeria should split up in to ethnic regions despite the reconciliation meeting that was held with the Acting President of Nigeria and top official of Libya in Nigeria to make the peace last week. It could be recalled that the House of Representative of Nigeria debated over the comment of the Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi and the Senate President of Nigeria David Mark personally called Gaddafi a mad, after which the Nigerian Ambassador to Libya Alhaji Isa Muhammed was recalled from the country. However, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Martins Uhomoibhi has said that Nigeria would not close down its embassy in Libya despite the comment by the Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi and stated Libya embassy closure in Nigeria was not done with the consent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [World News Vine] More
Tuesday, 6 April, 2010: In spite of the diplomatic spat triggered by recent calls for the division of Nigeria by Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi, the West African nation has said it will not close its embassy in Libya. The official News Agency of Nigeria Sunday quoted the Permanent Secretary in the country's Foreign Affairs Ministry, Dr Martins Uhomoibhi, as giving the assurance. He repeated his earlier claim that Libya has not closed its embassy in Abuja, saying: ``We believe that if it does, it would have informed us through the diplomatic channel.'' Kadhafi's call - in the wake of the sectarian crisis in Jos - triggered angry reactions in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation. It also forced the country's authorities to recall Nigeria's Ambassador to Libya, Alhaji Isa Muhammed, for consultations. [Afrique Jet] More
Tuesday, 6 April, 2010: A couple of talented Libyan athletes are in Nigeria for warm-weather preparations ahead of the 17th African Senior Athletics Championships scheduled for Nairobi, Kenya this summer. Former Nigerian coach, now head coach of the Libya Amateur Athletic Federation, Tony Osheku, returned to Nigeria last weekend with some of his athletes for specialised training and some competition in the West African country. The athletes with Osheku will train in Abuja for the period they will be in the country and include: 400m runners Mohamed Ashour Khouaja - who is their national record holder in the 400 metres with 45.35 seconds and Mohammed Ibrahim; 800m runner Abubakar Gataroni and 1500m runner Khalid Jedah. Osheku, who has been in Libya since November 2009, told the media on arrival that the Libya athletics governing body had also concluded arrangements to take the athletes to Europe in June for the final phase of their preparations. [Athletics Africa] More
Tuesday, 6 April, 2010: JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian energy firm PT Medco Energi International Tbk has become the operator of the Area 47 oil block in Libya, replacing Canadian energy firm Verenex , it said on Monday. Medco has said previously it plans to invest $1.7 billion between 2010-2014 in several major projects, including oil developments in Libya. Medco Energi's Area 47 project in Libya is expected to produce between 50,000-100,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil and is due to start production in 2014. In December last year, shareholders of Verenex Energy Inc overwhelming approved the C$317 million sale of the small Canadian oil explorer to a Libyan sovereign wealth fund, ending an international takeover battle that saw Libya block a richer offer from China. The statement said Medco was in the final stages of seeking a declaration of commerciality from the Libyan government for numerous discoveries made in Area 47. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 6 April, 2010: While Washington’s attention was focused on the aftermath of Iraq’s election and a growing confrontation between the Obama Administration and Israel’s Binyamin Netanyahu, another remarkable event was taking place in Libya: the release of hundreds of security prisoners, many with terrorist ties, under the auspices of a rehabilitation program which some in Libya hope could be a model for the rest of the region. During a visit to Tripoli hosted by the non-governmental but politically active Qaddafi Charity and Development Foundation, foreign experts had a first-hand opportunity to interact with former members of a Libyan extremist group as well as government officials to learn more about the program and its results. Instituted and overseen by the Qaddafi Foundation’s chairman, Saif al-Islam al Qaddafi (Muammar Qaddafi’s son), the program is noteworthy not just for its accomplishments, but also its risks. And it may have an impact on Libyan succession politics. [Eurasia Review] More
منكم وإليكم : الإثنين 5 ابريل Letters : Monday, 5 April, 2010

كتاب "سكان ليبيا" ـ تأليف : هنريكو دي أغسطيني ـ ترجمة : خليفة التليسي

د. قدري الأطرش : حول ما كتبته الأخت فدوى بويصير!!

عضو هيئة تدريس : حرمان الموفدين في العلوم الإنسانية من الدراسة في غير الدول العربية

أبوعجيلة السايح : قمة "قائد ثورة الحجالات العظيم"

سليمان القبائلي : الأخطبوط والمليون الملهوط

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : لماذا تم حقن 438 طفل بمرض الموت؟!!

سالم الساحلي : دعوها فإنها تجلب الدمار

موحمد ؤمادي : إلى هنا وكفى..!

محمد الصادق : المحمودي يصرخ قائلا : أنا المريب خذوني خذوني

Monday, 5 April, 2010: SURT - Serbian President Boris Tadić said that friendly relations between Serbia and Libya were confirmed during his talks with President Muammar Gadaffi. Tadić said that he and Gadaffi talked about Kosovo, but also economic cooperation between the two countries. The Serbian President said that he has deep respect for Libya’s decision not to recognize Kosovo’s independence. “I appreciate greatly the fact that Libya has not recognized Kosovo, nor will it, and I respect the fact that Libya participated with its own letter in the process before the International Court of Justice. We are now waiting for the ICJ’s decision, and then we will hold consultations on what to do in the future,” Tadić said. [B92] More
Monday, 5 April, 2010: Nigeria got her independence in 1960. Since then, the ruling elite has failed to harness the abundant human and natural resources in the country for the welfare of the citizens. Corruption, unintelligent planning, greed and lack of visionary leadership has made Nigeria almost a failed state. The recent violent clashes in Jos are stark reminders that our country is not yet a nation, notwithstanding the hypocritical posturing of the carpetbaggers in the corridors of power. It is still, in the words of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, a geographical expression. Worse than that, it is fast becoming a theatre of failed dreams. Gaddafi has reportedly modified his earlier suggestion that the country should be split into north and south along religious lines. He now says that Nigeria should be divided peacefully into several independent states to minimise inter- ethnic and religious violence. [Vanguard] More
Monday, 5 April, 2010: There is growing unease in Britain – and mounting anger in the US – because the Lockerbie bomber is still alive in his native Libya, when he was expected to have succumbed to his illness by now. Abdel Basset Ali al Megrahi was freed after serving eight years of a life sentence in Scotland after the Scottish government ruled that his terminal prostate cancer meant he had no more than three months to live: the only legal reason for freeing someone on compassionate grounds. That was almost eight months ago and, on Thursday, al Megrahi celebrated his 58th birthday with family and friends at his villa in the suburbs of Tripoli. [The National] More
سالم بن عمار : عندما يصادم الحق أهواءنا

الـللا فاطمة : ثورة على التاريخ

فوزي عبدالحميد : إلى محمد قدري الخوجه!

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : على هامش قمة سرت

حملة التضامن : لقطات من مشاركة الحملة في مظاهرة نداء الأقصي بمانشستر

محمد سيف النصر : زمن السقوط

علي : معمر القذافي وجريمة مجزرة سجن ابو سليم

سليم الرقعي : قبلة وإنحناءة بمليارات الدولارات؟!

Sunday, 4 April, 2010: THE Lockerbie bomber is expected to die “within four weeks” of the terminal cancer that led to his release from a British prison. Karol Sikora, a British cancer specialist who advised the Scottish government on Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi’s illness before he was freed, said the convicted terrorist was spending his final days bed-ridden and on morphine. He dismissed claims that the seriousness of the Libyan bomber’s condition had been exaggerated to secure his release. Sikora, who is being regularly updated by a doctor in Tripoli, said Megrahi’s cancer had spread from his prostate to his kidneys, liver, pelvis and lymph nodes. The former Libyan intelligence agent, who turned 58 last week, is the only person to be convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, which killed 270 people. [Times Online] More
Sunday, 4 April, 2010: SURT - Serbian President Boris Tadić met in Surt with Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi at his summer home. This is the second time in the last year that Tadić has visited Gadaffi in Libya. Tadić was in Tripoli last September attending the celebration of the 40-year anniversary of the Libyan revolution. Gadaffi met Tadić in front of his summer residence in Sirt, while the Serbian president was greeted at the airport by Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmudi, Foreign Minister Musa Kusa and other senior officials. Tadić’s delegation for the visit also includes Trade and Services Minister Slobodan Milosavljević and Foreign Ministry advisor for bilateral relations Zdravko Ponoš. Libya is one of the key allies of Serbia in the Arab League through which Serbia communicates with the rest of the Arab and non-aligned countries. [B92] More
تعازي إلى آل لياس

Amnesty International : Scores of Families of Tabu Origin Risk Homelessness in Libya 

علاء الدرسي : لقطات فيديو من ( اعتصام الأهالي 27/3/2010 ) ـ خليفة الفاضلي يتحدث 

محمد مخلوف : لن نتوقف عن فضح كل من يخدع الشعب الليبي

منتصر الدرناوي : حين يسقط المرء في الحضيض هل تنقذه اللغة الأدبية.. صالح أمجاور مثالاً

بوغـرّاف : بين العـقيد والنـقيب     حسين علي : لا فائدة من عـودتك يا دكتور أمجاور!!

ليلى الهوني : ما الغاية وراء الانتقائية!؟

محمد ربيع : حبة رمل     السنوسي بَلالَه : ابريل ياوْ جاكم

ؤسان : جرافات تابعة للنظام تهدم بيوت التبو الليبيين

موقع ليبي جديد : تفوُّق : "فكّر معي.. لا تفكّر فيّ"

عيسى عبدالقيوم : مقابلة مع المسئول الشرعي للجماعة المقاتلة

Saturday, 3 April, 2010: Abuja - Acting President Dr Gooduck Jonathan on Wednesday March 31 received the President of Liberia, Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Accompanying the Liberian President was a Special Envoy of the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Ghadafi. Briefing State House newsmen shortly after the meeting, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Acting President, Mr Ima Niboro, said the meeting was an initiative by President Sirleaf to broker better understanding between Nigeria and Libya. Mr Niboro said the Liberian President came with two special envoys from the Libyan President Gaddafi and the purpose of the meeting was to establish the level of rapport so that the two nations can put behind them the recent statement that has been made and move forward. [Nigeria First] More
Saturday, 3 April, 2010: April 2, 2010 -- The Libyan National Centre for the Prevention and Control of Transmitted and Endemic Diseases and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement for the implementation of a project ai med at curbing the transmission of AIDS. The agreement was signed on Tuesday by the Secretary of the Libyan people's committee of the National Centre for the Prevention and Control of Transmitted and Endemic Diseases, Abdelhafidh Abudheir, and the UNDP acting resident representative, Ramtan Balkrishnen. It is expected to strengthen the capacities of the centre's staff on the prevention and control of transmitted and endemic diseases. According to a Tripoli-based paper, Al-Fajr El-Jedid, this agreement also covers statistical and data collection techniques used to assess the behaviour of high risk categories with a view to preventing transmitted and endemic diseases. [Walta Info] More
Saturday, 3 April, 2010: On the margins of the European Council, government leaders agitated for an end to a dispute between Switzerland and Libya, which was causing problems for citizens from the entire Schengen area of visa-free travel. Switzerland had in February barred at least 150 Libyan officials from entering the area. In retaliation, Libya imposed a ban on visas for people coming from the Schengen area. Although Switzerland is not part of the EU, it is part of the Schengen area, so the dispute affected travel to all the EU member states except the UK and Ireland. At the summit, government leaders urged Catherine Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, to find a solution. [European Voice] More
رمضان جربوع : أن تموت وتظل حيّا

محمد بن احميدة : صور من تاريخ الوطن (2)

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : مجتمع الحضارة والحرية

بنت الوطن : حروف تجرُ حتوف بالشمسِ المظلمة

رويترز : المخاطر السياسية التي يتعين ترقبها في ليبيا

حملة التضامن البريطاني الليبي : من نشاطات الحملة

الهدهد : حرس هانيبال القذافي يعتدون بالضرب على مصور في تركيا

فتحي ازواري : إلى السيد الدكتور فتحي الفاضلي

عبدالرازق المنصوري : هل عادت طرق الارهاب الفكري القديمة؟

Friday, 2 April, 2010: A reconciliation meeting was held yesterday at Abuja, Nigeria by Libya envoys and the Acting President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan over the comment by the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi which suggestion that Nigeria should split into ethnic. The envoys who made it known that they are sorry for the statement made by the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi but however that the Libyan leader is not happy over the statement by the Senate President of Nigeria, David mark who described Gaddafi as a Mad man. The team of the envoys which was led by Muhammed A. Sherif, made it known that the comment by Gaddafi was never meant to abuse Nigeria but to respond to the massacre in the name of religion in Nigeria and to help Nigeria address issues and the insult by the Senate President does not speak well of him. [World News Vine] More
Friday, 2 April, 2010: In most countries, that would constitute embarrassing evidence of political ignorance. In Switzerland, it reflects the unique political system of an Alpine country that has long transcended linguistic and regional divides, functioning as smoothly as the proverbial watch. Built around power sharing, neutrality and direct democracy, Swiss politics is so inherently low-key that the job of president rotates annually between ministers, who form a coalition government always structured to include all the leading political parties. Over the past year or so, however, Switzerland has undergone several shocks to its system: financial troubles at UBS, and resultant inroads on the hallowed bank secrecy that has long helped Switzerland prosper; tussles over tax evasion with the country’s biggest neighbors; the arrest of the film director Roman Polanski; and the November popular vote — widely condemned outside Switzerland — to ban building minarets, to name just a few. [New York Times] More
Friday, 2 April, 2010: Swiss prisoner Max Göldi has been allowed to have fresh air for one hour after being moved into a windowless cell in a Tripoli jail. The ABB employee is currently serving a four-month sentence for immigration violations but many believe he is a political prisoner caught in a row between Bern and Tripoli. Last weekend Göldi was moved to a windowless cell and was denied a trip into the open air on Monday. On Tuesday he could leave for one hour while under constant supervision by prison authorities. Daniel Graf, a spokesman for Amnesty International, said the respite had improved Göldi’s mood. Libyan authorities said they moved him to the windowless room for security reasons. He is located in a wing with 90 hard criminals and has no access to warm water. Swiss authorities are allowed to visit him six days a week. The spat between Switzerland and Libya stems from the brief 2008 arrest of Hannibal Gaddafi, one of leader Moammar Gaddafi’s sons. [Swiss Info] More
Friday, 2 April, 2010: PARIS: Aef Ali Nayed, a Libyan who heads the Dubai theological think-tank Kalam Research and Media, said at the Mardin conference in Turkey that the great Muslim empires of the past were not a model for a globalised world where borders were increasingly irrelevant. "We must not be obsessed with an Islam conceived of only geographically and politically," he said. "Living in the diaspora is often more conducive to healthy and sincere Muslim living. Empires and carved-out 'Islamic states' often make us complacent." Nayed said that Muslims must also understand that "not all types of secularisms are anti-religious." The United States has stayed religious despite its separation of church and state, but some "French Revolution-like secularisms" were anti-religious. [Times of India] More
Friday, 2 April, 2010: (ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, APRIL 1 - Serbian President Boris Tadic will pay a one-day visit to Libya on April 3, the Serbian president's press service stated, reports Tanjug news agency. Tadic is scheduled to confer with Libyan President Muammar al-Gaddafi in Surt, the statement reads. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 2 April, 2010: RABAT, April 1 (Reuters) - An unpredictable succession, suspicion of foreign influence, diplomatic rows, policy uncertainty and the lingering threat of social unrest all pose potential risks for investors in oil-rich Libya. Here are some key factors to watch. UNCERTAIN SUCCESSION: Muammar Gaddafi has led Libya for over 40 years, longer than any living African leader. In his late 60s, he is still relatively young but there is no framework for his succession and he has carefully avoided designating a successor. Analysts say the veteran leader appears to be in good health but that, if he died, years of instability could follow as competing clans and relatives struggle for supremacy. The liberal-leaning Saif al-Islam, who took a central role in ending Libya's stand-off with the West, has the highest profile among Gaddafi's sons but lacks any official role and Libya experts say he has little support from the army, whose endorsement is seen as vital if he is to hold power. Two other sons, Mutassim and Khamis, are both thought to have stronger power bases in the military. [Reuters] More
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Thursday, 1 April, 2010: A top European Union official has said she is hoping for a quick release of Max Göldi, the Swiss citizen serving a four-month prison sentence in Libya. Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, said “lots of people were involved” in working on the issue. But she did not say on Monday whether new discussions mediated by Spain and Germany would be taking place this week. These had been announced by Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa. Earlier, Göldi’s lawyer revealed the Swiss had been moved to a windowless prison cell. The former country director for engineering giant ABB also has no access to hot water, Salah Zahaf told the Swiss News Agency on Sunday. Göldi has been prohibited from leaving Libya since July 2008, shortly after the arrest of one of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s sons in a Geneva hotel. Göldi began serving a prison sentence for immigration violations in February. [Swiss Info] More
Thursday, 1 April, 2010: ABUJA - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wednesday brought a Libyan delegation to a peace meeting with Nigeria's leader after Moamer Kadhafi suggested that Nigeria be split along religious and ethnic lines. Ima Niboro, spokesman of Nigerian Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, told journalists after the meeting that his boss met with Libya's five-man delegation, led by Muhammed Sherif, secretary general of the Tripoli-based World Islamic Call Society (WICS). "It is actually an initiative on her part to broker rapprochement between Nigeria and Libya ... establish the level of rapport so that the two nations can put behind them the recent statement," he said. Kadhafi enraged Abuja earlier this month after suggesting Nigeria be partitioned between Muslims and Christians, and later said the country should be carved into "many" ethnic states. [AFP] More
Thursday, 1 April, 2010: The freed Lockerbie bomber will today celebrate his birthday in a Libyan mansion - almost eight months after the 'dying' man was released from prison. Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi is said to have made a 'remarkable recovery' after being allowed to return home from a Scottish jail on compassionate grounds last year. The prostate cancer sufferer will 'quietly mark' his 58th birthday in Tripoli with family, friends and Libyan government officials who will be 'enjoying a dignified celebration and thanking God for his survival'. Doctors said former secret service agent Megrahi had only three months to live when he was freed by the Scottish authorities in August - however he has already survived almost five months longer than expected. The Libyan recently refused to allow his medical records to be made public, fuelling claims that he may have exaggerated his illness. [Daily Mail] More
Thursday, 1 April, 2010: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi kissed the hand of Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi at Arab League Summit in Libyan city of Sirte on March 27, Turkish media informs. The report is accompanied by a photo. Berlusconi was the only European leader to attend the summit. Italian PM stooped to kiss Gaddafi’s hand to emphasize his sincerity to Gaddafi. The scandal came under criticism by Italian society and media. In 2008 Berlusconi apologized to Libya, a former colony of Italy from 1911-1943. Italian PM promised to invest U.S. $ 5 billion in Libya. [News.am] More
Thursday, 1 April, 2010: Tripoli: Half of Libya’s economy will shift into private hands within 10 years, a privatisation official said, creating opportunities for foreign investors to snap up assets in the oil-exporting country. After decades of Socialist-style economic policy and international isolation, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has begun tentative liberalisation of some parts of the economy and foreign investors are beginning to return. The business environment remains unpredictable and decision making can be painfully slow but Libyan officials say that in the past 10 years they have privatised 110 state-owned companies - a third of the total - and they want to go further. “We prefer that the state withdraw from all economic activities and focus on making laws and regulations,” Abdelkarim Mgeg, head of the strategic projects department at the government’s Privatisation and Investment Board, said. [The Peninsula] More
Thursday, 1 April, 2010: Libya has finally returned to the fold of Arab countries, even hosting last week’s Arab League summit in Sirte, the hometown of Colonel Muammar Qadafi. Since it joined the League of Arab States in 1953, Libya had never hosted one of its summits. In his usual role as the “voice of the masses”, Col Qadafi triggered the first crisis before the summit even officially began. A few days before the opening, he received tribal and non-governmental delegations from Sudan, Jordan, Mauritania and Iraq, who called on him to “make the summit more effective” according to state TV. The group from Iraq included former loyalists of Saddam Hussein’s regime. On Thursday, during Arab ministerial meetings, Iraq’s foreign minster Hoshyar Zebari briefly walked out in protest. Mr Zebari, who spent a great deal of time living in Libya as a member of the Kurdish opposition, was polite enough to his former hosts but insisted on his country’s right to hold the next Arab summit. [The National] More
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