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وطني 100 : ثورات الشعوب الحية

أحميدة الغزّال : لماذا المعارضة الليبية تكاد أن تتلاشى؟ (2)

المحمودي : الفتح الإسلامي "لليبيا".. حقائق وأكاذيب (12)

جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : بيان صحفي

الراصد الصحفي : انتفاضة تونس الشعبية .. الأبعاد والتأثيرات

محمد بن احميدة : تصويب

محمد نور الدين : الساكت عن الحق شيطان أخرس

الساطور : كونه ضاع .. ضاع

المهندس : المال يتكلم

د. الهادي شلوف : رأي محكمة العدالة في قضية الرئيس حبري وتبعاته على الشعب الليبي

محمد سالم مسعود القلوشي : أحداث تونس .. هل تتكرر في ليبيا ؟؟

Friday, 31 December, 2010: ESSEN, Germany, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- German energy company RWE said it was gearing up to form a joint venture with a Libyan company to explore for hydrocarbons off the Libyan coast. The Middle East branch of RWE signed an exploration and production-sharing agreement with the Libyan National Oil Corp. for two blocks in the Gulf of Sidra. Once the agreement is ratified in Tripoli for eight discoveries in the area, RWE will move to form a joint venture with the Libyan state-owned company to conduct operations in Libya, the company said in a statement. The German energy company said it aims to spend $50 million on exploration and $1.3 billion on field development in the gulf. [UPI] More
Friday, 31 December, 2010: Libya, holder of Africa’s largest oil reserves, won’t join the International Energy Forum, said Shokri Ghanem, chairman of state-owned National Oil Corp. “We felt that by joining the forum, we will be distracting ourselves, which will make it difficult to focus on work,” Ghanem said in a telephone interview from Tripoli. “We are already members in other organizations, and this is enough for the exchange of opinions and coordination with other members.” The IEF, a group of nations that account for more than 90 percent of global oil and gas supply and demand, was established to discuss international energy security. [Bloomberg] More
Friday, 31 December, 2010: Libya’s Leader Mouammar Kadhafi issued instructions to the General People’s Committee to take immediate steps to remove all taxes and administrative and financial barriers to the entry of Tunisian citizens in the Arab Libyan Jamahirya, be it for holiday making, work or other purposes, and that they benefit from the same treatment as their Libyan brothers, announced Libyan news agency JANA. The latter underlines that the instructions of the Leader of the Libyan Revolution are in perfect harmony with the close historical ties of fraternity binding the two countries and the social and geographical relations tying the two brotherly peoples. [Tunisia Online News] More
Friday, 31 December, 2010: Meeting the 30th anniversary of the establishment of their ties this month, South Korea and Libya appear to be putting behind their once frosty relations and quickly patching up a months-long diplomatic row. In the most recent such case, Libya has told South Korea its leader has decided to pardon two South Koreans currently on trial for allegedly violating the country’s religious law, according to Seoul’s Foreign Ministry. Muammar Gadhafi, the leader of the North African state, decided to pardon the Koreans as the two countries celebrate the 30th year of their diplomatic relations, the ministry here said. [Korea Herald] More
تعازي الى آل بن خيال

منظمة الاعتصام الليبية : بيان ومطالبة

د. محمد المقريف : القذافي وفكرة "الحق".. والرأي الآخر (2)

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : مشروع لائحة تنظيم الإنتخابات

عبيد أحمد الرقيق : تطوير"دسترة" النظام الجماهيري!

موحمد ؤمادي : الصحافة العالمية تتحدث والصحافة الرسمية والمعارضة تتجاهل

ؤسان : ملتقى أمازيغ ليبيا الخامس     كلمة د. محمد المقريف     كلمة الأب الرمز : سعيد الختالي     فعاليات أخرى

د. مصطفى عبدالله : المعارضة الوطنية الشريفة

فوزي عبدالحميد : بيان إلى الشعب الليبي العزيز .. وملاحظات

Thursday, 30 December, 2010: LONDON (Dow Jones) - Libya's National Oil Co. has rolled over most of its official selling prices for January term supply of its crude oil, trade sources said Wednesday. The benchmark Es Sider crude price for January was increased by 15 cents from last month to a discount of 25 cents against Dated Brent. All other Libyan crude grades were also raised. For crudes calculated as an average against Russian Urals, the value of Bouri crude oil is raised by 10 cents from December, while Al-Jurf is left unchanged at a premium of 40 cents to Urals, the traders added. Libyan January term crude prices are quoted as follows as a differential to dated Brent (in dollars a barrel): GRADE Jan Dec Es Sider -0.25 -0.40 Brega +0.40 +0.25 . [Wall Street Journal] More
Thursday, 30 December, 2010: Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, regarded as a reformist among the sons of the Libyan leader, has not been invited to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this year. According to the French-language newspaper La Liberté, Seif al-Islam has tried appealing to US business leaders and Hollywood stars to intercede on his behalf, but Klaus Schwab, the founder of the WEF, which holds its annual meeting in Davos every January, has remained firm. The paper says Schwab has told the Libyans several times that none of their decision-makers will be invited to Davos until relations between Switzerland and Libya have improved. The two countries have been at odds since the brief detention in Geneva in July 2008 of Hannibal Gaddafi, another son of Moammar Gaddafi, on charges of mistreating two servants. The Libyans took a number of measures in retaliation, including holding two Swiss businessmen hostage, and jailing one of them. [Swiss Info] More
Thursday, 30 December, 2010: If you live in a city it is easy to forget there is a stunning star-scape above your head, which is hidden by light pollution. But out in the Libyan desert, there is little to obscure your view. Amateur photographer and civil engineer Tunc Tezel captured the glorious night sky above Ras Lanuf camp in Libya. The 33-year-old from Turkey is overseeing a coastal railway construction between Sirt and Benghazi and was keen to take advantage of his isolated location. Although a glowing sky is often cloud reflecting sun or moonlight, the flight running diagonally up to the right is created by the combined light from billions of stars that make up our local Milky Way Galaxy. Mr Tezel took the image on December 7 an hour after sunset and managed to unveil zodiacal light as well. This is the sunlight reflected off tiny dust particles ejected by comets that orbit our Solar System. [Daily Mail] More
Thursday, 30 December, 2010: Not far off the coast of Malta, the coast guard has intercepted a leaky boat carrying dozens of Africans, and it’s sinking fast. Donning gloves, burly Maltese sailors pull men and women from their flooded dinghy to a hanging ladder. Thousands of other dark-skinned immigrants have made similar attempts to reach continental Europe through Maltese waters, said Major Wallace Camilleri of Malta’s Maritime Squadron: “It’s not relevant for me how many do cross over,” he said. “How many do make it. Sometimes I ask myself ‘how many do not make it?’” These illegal migrants are among the lucky ones. A short time later the coast guard enters the port of Valletta — Malta’s capital — carrying the latest group of accidental tourists to come to this island nation. [The World] More
تعازي الى آل القبائلي     تعازي الى آل كبلان واقليصة

NVR: An Interview With Human Rights Activist Mohamed Eljahmi

أحميدة الغزال : لماذا المعارضة الليبية تكاد أن تتلاشى؟

د. خالد المبروك الناجح : محمد

خالد المهير : الرسام محمود الحاسي يتبرع بلوحات لحملة الطفل محمد خليفة الفاخري

مراد : إذا كان الإرهاب فريضة في دينكم فلا حاجة لنا بهذا الدين

العرب : لوس أنجلوس تحتضن ملتقى للشباب الليبي الأمريكي

د. إبراهيم قويدر : فتبينوا

أبوذر الليبي : فضائح عائلة القذافي مادة لتقارير الخارجية الأمريكية

Wednesday, 29 December, 2010: Twenty-two years ago last week, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Scotland. The terrorist attack killed 270 people, including 189 Americans and 11 Scots on the ground in the small village of Lockerbie. After a comprehensive international investigation and a lengthy trial held in the Netherlands, three Scottish judges found former Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi guilty of the 270 murders in 2001 and sentenced him to life in prison. He served a mere eight years. On Aug. 20, 2009, Scottish Justice Minister Kenny Mac- Askill authorized the "compassionate" release of Megrahi on the grounds that prostate cancer left Megrahi with less than three months to live. [SFGate] More
Wednesday, 29 December, 2010: SEOUL, Dec 29 (Bernama) - Libya is likely to cancel a trial set for two South Koreans charged with violating the country's religious law, a government source said Wednesday, closing a case that overlapped with a separate diplomatic row. Southe Korea's Yonhap news agency reported that the two South Koreans, identified only by their surnames Koo and Jeon, were arrested earlier this year on charges of engaging in Christian missions work in the Muslim country. Their arrests were seen as related to a dispute over allegations that a South Korean intelligence agent attempted to collect information on Libya's leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi, and the country's weapons systems. Koo and Jeon were released in early October... [Bernama] More
Wednesday, 29 December, 2010: Turkish Agriculture & Rural Affairs Minister Mehdi Eker met with Libya's Secretary of the General People's Committee for Agriculture & Maritime & Animal Resources Abu Bakr Mabruk al-Mansuri in Libya on Tuesday. The ministry stated that Eker and al-Mansuri had a common will to increase bilateral relations to the highest level in agricultural cooperation and investment issues. The two officials also agreed to make intensive cooperation in commerce and agriculture. During the meetings between Turkish and Libyan delegations, Eker said that it was necessary to examine agriculture and investment opportunities of Libya in a detailed way, adding that it was important for Turkish investors to know what kind of incentives and opportunities Libya presented. [World Bulletin] More
Wednesday, 29 December, 2010: FGLB was established as part of a strategic partnership between FGB and the Libyan Government Economic and Social Development Fund (ESDF). FGLB has authorized capital of approximately $400m, which was put forward by both FGB and the ESDF equally. The paid up capital for the FGLB is $200m, which makes it one of the largest banks currently operating in Libya. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Hamed El Houderi, General Manager of ESDF and Chairman of FGLB; Mr. Abdulhamid Saeed, the Managing Director and the Vice Chairman of FGLB; and Mr. Abdelrazek Elhoush, the General Manager of the FGLB. Mr. Abdulhamid Saeed remarked at the opening, stating that, "This is a momentous occasion..." [Ameinfo] More
تعازي الى آل الأمين

د. محمد يوسف المقريف : توضيح

سالم بن عمار : معركتنا الشرسة مع الأيدز والمخدرات

هشام بن غلبون : وقفة التضامن الـ 28 مع أهالي شهداء مجزرة بوسليم ـ مانشستر ـ 26-12-2010

أبو أحمد : حان الوقت

القدس العربي : الأديب الليبي أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : لا أرى نفعاً في السيرة الذاتية التي تسيئ للآخرين

الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا : توضيح

الساطور : رجوع أنور يوسف المقريف لليبيا!.. عيب.. والله عيب!

الجزيرة : أدب الكوني في عيون الليبيين

العرب : القذافي يستقبل وفد عشائر القحوص الكويتية

إبن الشاطيء : خواطر فى زمن الغربة : الإصلاح

ؤسان     بيان ملتقى أمازيغ ليبيا الخامس     تصعيد خطير في قضية إختطاف الأخوين بوزخار

الراصد الصحفي : التشابه والتقاطع .. بين انتفاضة سيدى ابوزيد وانتفاضة بنغازي

Tuesday, 28 December, 2010: TRIPOLI, Libya, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Libyan government aims to position the country as an important energy player while exploring renewable energy at home, a panel said. Royal Dutch Shell last week announced it was examining a natural gas discovery in Libya and British supermajor BP is gearing up to explore for oil off the North African coast. Tripoli aims to boost its power-generation capacity while solidifying its position as a regional energy powerhouse, the Emirati newspaper The National reports. "Libya seeks to significantly contribute to regional and global programs in the energy sector, leveraging its well-positioned geographic location (between the) European and African continents," a report for a government panel in Tripoli read. [UPI] More
Tuesday, 28 December, 2010: Libya on Monday called for a meeting of Arab foreign ministers to be held on 5 January to discuss ways of developing Arab joint action. The Libyan delegation to the Arab League suggested it follow the meeting of the supreme five-member committee on a ministerial level on 4 January in Tripoli. The five-member committee includes Iraq, Qatar, Libya, Egypt and Yemen. In a memorandum presented to the Arab League General Secretariat, the Libyan delegation called on the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, Algeria and Morocco as well as Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa to attend the proposed meeting. Other member countries are also allowed to take participate. [Almasry Alyoum] More
Tuesday, 28 December, 2010: CUTHBERT Malajila has become the first Zimbabwean to play professional football in Libya after signing for First Division side Al Akhdar on loan. The former Chapungu, Highlanders and Dynamos striker scored another first earlier this year when he signed for Tunisia’s Club Africain but he has been frustrated by lack of game time. Speaking on a holiday visit to Zimbabwe, Malajila said: “I joined the Libyan team on a six-month loan deal because I was not getting enough game time this season. I have been used as a substitute for just about 20 minutes per game and I feel I’m wasting my time. “Al Akhdar wanted a permanent move like Maritzburg in SA, but were turned down by my club, so in June I will be back in Tunisia.” [New Zimbabwe] More
Tuesday, 28 December, 2010: Lawyers will be able to charge Holocaust survivors no more than NIS 6,583 for processing compensation claims, about half the standard payment until now, Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman decided yesterday. Neeman's decision marks the successful conclusion of a battle waged by the Finance Ministry's Holocaust Survivors Rights Authority against what it deemed excessive legal fees. The issue arose in April, when the government decided that Jews who suffered persecution in occupied Libya during the Holocaust would also be eligible for compensation under a law to compensate victims of the Nazis. Subsequently, the authority received some 5,000 compensation applications. [Haartz] More
بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (742)

الساطور : الجماعة الكشاكه

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : مشروع لائحة الإتصالات الرسمية

مصطفى الرعيض : أخيفوا الإصلاح .. أبيدوا أهله!!

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : خرافة "الراعي والجن" (1)

د. الهادي شلوف : بين احتجاجات سيدي بوزيد بتونس .. واحتجاجات سيدي حسين بليبيا

الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : "السود سيسودون العالم" .. مقولة سياسية لا علمية

أبوعلي : لقطات من اعتصام التضامن مع أهالي شهداء أبوسليم ـ برمنجهام ـ 2010/12/25

Monday, 27 December, 2010: Abu Dhabi's Al Maskari Holding is behind a US$3 billion (Dh11.01bn) project to build an integrated "energy hub" in Libya and to develop an undersea cable for exporting electricity to Europe. The project will include solar power and conventional electricity generation from fuels such as natural gas, and a high-voltage undersea transmission line from Libya to southern Italy. An agreement for the project was signed in Tripoli on December 12, said Sirajeldean Elbadri, an official with the chairman's office of the Libyan general board of privatisation and investment. "Libya is a source for clean energy. We can export energy to all of Europe. When Russia does not send gas, we hope we can send this energy to Europe by having cables under the sea from the north of Libya to the south of Europe," Jamal Ellamushe, the Libyan minister of privatisation and investment, told an investment forum in Abu Dhabi yesterday. [The National] More
Monday, 27 December, 2010: Libya wants to triple its power generation capacity within a decade to support what it hopes will be a flood of foreign investment aimed at expanding and diversifying an economy that is heavily dependent on oil and gas exports. The government's plan includes increasing installed electrical generation capacity to 20 gigawatts by 2020 from about 6.2gw at present. As well as supplying the domestic market, Libya is aiming to export power to Europe. Tripoli has also set a target of supplying 10 per cent of its energy consumption from renewable sources, especially solar and wind power. That is more ambitious than the UAE's 7 per cent renewable-energy commitment over the same period, but lower than targets set by some Mediterranean Arab neighbours such as Morocco, Egypt and Lebanon. [The National] More
قورينا : برعاية سيف الإسلام القذافي.. استمرار الحوار مع ما تبقى من “الجماعات الإسلامية المقاتلة”..

خالد المهير : إعلان عن جمع تبرعات لابن الكاتب الكبير خليفة الفاخري

مركز التوثيق الليبي : حتى لا ننسى .. نشيد الإستقلال

نادي الباروني : نشاطات شهر نوفمبر ..

مجموعة أطفال : رقص شعبي ليبي

د. علي محمد الصلابي : فقه القدوم على الله تعالى (24)

يوسف أحمد بشير : ابراهيم قويدر والمعارضة الليبية

ميدل ايست اونلاين : رئيس تحرير 'المجال' الليبية يقدم استقالته

أبو صهيب الليبي : تصريح صحفي حول البيان المنسوب لأعضاء الجماعة المقاتلة بالخارج

Sunday, 26 December, 2010: Libya has the ability to produce close to 2 million barrels of oil per day but is only producing around 1.5 million, in line with its international commitments, its top oil official said. "Our capacity is close to 2 million (barrels a day) but you know we are producing around 1.5 million," Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, said in Cairo. "Prodution is according with our international commitment, in particular our Opec commitment, and in the meanwhile we don't want to rock the boat of the market." [Trade Arabia] More
Sunday, 26 December, 2010: Two key OPEC ministers hailed oil prices as "fair" on Thursday, showing little inclination to pump more crude to prevent oil prices that have rallied to more than a two-year high over USD 91 a barrel from stifling the global economic recovery. Arab OPEC ministers are meeting in Cairo this weekend, just weeks after a full conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries elected to make no change to an output policy it has stuck to since December 2008. Since then oil has extended a rally that's boosted prices by more than 30% from this year's low struck in May. US crude on Thursday rose USD 1.03 to settle at USD 91.51 a barrel, the highest price since October 7, 2008. [Money Control] More
Sunday, 26 December, 2010: Government ministers have filed a legal complaint against an unknown person or persons for leaking classified information during a diplomatic crisis with Libya. Swiss government spokesman André Simonazzi said the cabinet took the step one day after a parliamentary commission decided it was no longer possible to find out who had told the media about secret military plans to extract two Swiss hostages held in Libya. The mission was never carried out. The cabinet strongly condemned the leaks back in June. Details about the mission had been classified as secret and so leaking them was a criminal offence, Swiss President Doris Leuthard said. [EurAsia Review] More
الحياة : "المقاتلة" الليبية تنفي ارتباطها بامتدادات خارجية

سليم الرقعي : علم ليبيا ينتصر على علم القذافي!؟

Ghoma : 'Reforming' By Re-Arranging The Chairs..! (2)

ليلى الهوني : تحية وطنية عظيمة في الذكرى الوطنية العظيمة .. في ذكرى إستقلال ليبيا

صالح سعيد الواحي : عد بقلبي

Critical Past: UN Commissioner Adrian Pelt Meet People In Libya شريط وثائقي عن استقلال ليبيا

Dr. Jaballa Hassan : We Don't Forgive And We Don't Forget!

أبوذر الليبي : ملك الملوك يستجدي العطف

د. ادريس بوفايد : بحر من الحب

جمعية المحافظة على راية الإستقلال : 24 ديسمبر .. 1951 ـ 2010

البشاير : كتاب جديد .. القذافي ارهابي ودجال .. نص مقدمة كتاب "الهزيمة والأمل"

Saturday, 25 December, 2010: ZURICH - A lawyer for a family of three engineers, suspected of involvement in an alleged secret Libyan nuclear weapons programme before being recruited by the CIA, on Friday rejected a Swiss judge's allegations against them. Federal judge Andreas Mueller in a report to Swiss authorities called for Friedrich Tinner and his sons Marco and Urs to be charged with violating a law on war materiel. "I do not agree" with the judge's allegations, attorney Peter Volkart told AFP. He declined to comment further but confirmed in a statement the judge's accusations against the Tinners. [AFP] More
Saturday, 25 December, 2010: During a meeting on Thursday, Assistant Transport Minister for Maritime Transport Emad Abdel-Hai and Director of Tripoli Port Mohammad Ahmad Rashou discussed the commercial maritime navigation agreement signed in 2007 and the statute of the joint Syrian-Libyan maritime committee signed at its first meeting in 2009. Boosting the issue of linking the Syrian and Libyan ports was also among the topics discussed, which is to be done through both sides providing facilitations to make this linking direct and regular to better encourage the transportation of passengers and the exchange of goods. [Global Arab Network] More
Saturday, 25 December, 2010: CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya does not expect to issue any new oil concession licences in 2011, the chairman of its National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Thursday. Libya has not held an oil and gas licensing round for several years, although it has signed exploration and production licenses with individual companies. Asked in Cairo if Libya would issue new oil concessions next year, NOC Chairman Shokri Ghanem said: "No I don't think so. For the moment, no." Foreign firms signed up to a series of exploration and production licences in 2005, the first time they had been able to invest since sanctions on Libya, a former international outcast, were lifted. [Reuters] More
الساطور : الملك ادريس السنوسي رحمه الله يوم عيد الاستقلال

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : في ذكرى الاستقلال

الباكور : نصف قرن مضى على تدشين خط للبترول الليبي

ليبيا الغد : جماعة الوطنيين الليبين الديمقراطية : في يوم الاستقلال ... تحية وعهد !

محمد بن احميدة : صور من تاريخ الوطن (8)

رمضان جربوع : وحسبك أنه استقلال!..

24 ديسمبر 2010م : عيد الإستقلال

الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا : في الذكرى الـ 59 لاستقلال ليبيا

رويترز : نجل القذافي ينفي أي شقاق داخل عائلة الزعيم الليبي

الجمعية الليبية للدفاع عن دستور دولة الاستقلال     النظام الأساسى     بيان بمناسبة ذكرى الاستقلال المجيد

صلاح بونخيله : الله لا اتغيّب عليكم بلاء يا إسلاميين .. يا أعداء الحرية

أديب البوكاتي : اللجنه التحضيريه .. و .. تبي تفهم ادّوخ

غيث عبدالمولى : آن للجميع ان يعلم ما يحدث فى الجبل الاخضر

الحركة الأمازيغية الليبية : بيان حول التطورات الأخيرة على الساحة الأمازيغية الليبية

أ. ف. ب. : القضاء الفرنسي يؤجل النظر في ترحيل مسؤول المراسم الليبي

د. الهادي شلوف : التعرض وتهديد السفير الأمريكي .. وتبعاته على العلاقات الأمريكية الليبية

النبأ : القذافي .. من داء العظمة إلى أوهام الزعامة الافريقية

Friday, 24 December, 2010: Libya and the UAE have launched a Dh11 billion (US$2.99bn) joint investment fund to assist the development of both countries, in a deal that could also result in Emirati companies managing some of Libya's ports and airports. Talks are being held between the general board for privatisation and investment (GBPI), a government body that attracts foreign investment into Libya, and the UAE's Ministry of Economy. "It will be investing in both countries, in the UAE and Libya, and they will have joint investments in projects together," said a member of the Libyan government close to the talks, who asked not to be named. Libya has recently courted foreign investment following the end of two decades of US-led sanctions, and is starting to attract large-scale investments. [The National] More
Friday, 24 December, 2010: TRIPOLI, Dec 23 (Reuters) - One of the sons of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has taken the unusual step of publicly denying he is caught in a feud with his brothers, after months of speculation about a power struggle within the family. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has clashed publicly with conservatives in the ruling elite over proposals to reform the country. Some analysts believe his conservative opponents have the backing of his two brothers, Mutassim, a national security adviser, and Khamis, a senior military leader. "Several press reports have suggested that I've been involved in a power struggle with my brothers behind the scenes in Libya," Saif al-Islam said in a document circulated on Thursday by the charitable foundation he chairs. "There is nothing of the sort. I have an excellent relationship with my family," he said in the document, a record of proceedings at his Gaddafi Foundation's board meeting in London earlier this month. [Reuters] More
Friday, 24 December, 2010: Egyptian and Libyan governments agreed on establishing a joint industrial zone in Libya, said Minister of Trade and Industry Mohammed Rachid on Thursday. In statements to the press following a meeting with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed al-Hweij, Rachid said that a working group comprised of Egyptian and Libyan investors and government officials would hold a joint meeting early January. He explained that the purpose of the meeting was to develop a clear and comprehensive vision for establishing a joint industrial zone as well as logistics for the storage of goods on the Libyan-Egyptian border to facilitate trade between the two countries. Rachid said the two governments will work on encouraging the establishment of projects in the border region and on providing new benefits to investors from both countries to initiate such projects. [Almasry Alyoum] More
Friday, 24 December, 2010: Scotland was offered an astonishing deal over the Lockerbie bomber which would have seen the convicted mass murderer transferred to a Swiss jail, according to senior ministerial sources in Edinburgh on Wednesday night. Under the secret offer, Abdulbaset al-Megrahi would have been transferred to prison in Switzerland rather than be returned to Libya. This would have freed the Scottish and British authorities from all responsibility for the man a court decided was responsible for the deaths of 270 people in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988. The disclosure came after confidential diplomatic cables published by the WikiLeaks website showed that in the months before Megrahi was allowed to return home, Jack Straw, then the Justice Secretary, told U.S. diplomats the bomber could live up to five years. [The Star Phoenix] More
Friday, 24 December, 2010: The half-dozen strangers who descended on this remote West African village brought its hand-to-mouth farmers alarming news: their humble fields, tilled from one generation to the next, were now controlled by Libya’s leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, and the farmers would all have to leave. “They told us this would be the last rainy season for us to cultivate our fields; after that, they will level all the houses and take the land,” said Mama Keita, 73, the leader of this village veiled behind dense, thorny scrubland. “We were told that Qaddafi owns this land.” [The Global Mail] More
Friday, 24 December, 2010: Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan brigade against drugs has in the past few days arrested a group of individuals in possession of 70 kg of heroin, an official statement announced on Wednesday. It said those arrested, whose identities were not disclosed, were allegedly involved in the trafficking of drugs in Libya. It said the authorities had warned the public, especially the youth about the dangers of the use of drugs and pledged to continue the war against this "weapon of mass destruction". [Pana] More
تعازي الى آل الوحيشي     تعازي الى آل الغزالي     تعازي الى آل العبار

الساطور : أخرج يا جاسوس

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : غني حرب

الحلاج : الحج فى ذاكرة ملك ليبيا

مركز التوثيق الليبي : إذا عاد المسماري ..

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : حديث عن الادب الروائي

محمد سالم مسعود القلوشي : ألبستموه طاقية ليست من قياسه..!!

الجزيرة : احتجاج أهالي ضحايا طائرة ليبية

ليلى الهوني : من "بالفعل" يستحق جائزة نوبل للسلام!؟

رفوف : تأبين المغيب د. عمرو النامي للإمام الشيخ بيوض ابراهيم

فرانس 24 : مقابلة مع د. الهادي شلوف : أين هي الصين من حقوق الإنسان؟

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : حجاج مدينة مانشستر

رفيق : خدعوك فقالوا : الرعد ملك من الملائكة موكل بالسحاب

عبدالرحمن الجالي : يا قذافي أنت الذي حشمت ليبيا والليبيين

ع. أ. : الصيني وغناوة العلم

فوزي عبدالحميد : وسع كرسيه السماوات والأرض

عبيد أحمد الرقيق : صورة الزعيم

Thursday, 23 December, 2010: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell has found natural gas on its concession in Libya's Sirte basin and will continue exploratory drilling to establish if reserves there are commercial, a company official told Reuters. Shell signed a deal with the Libyan government in 2005 to explore and develop five areas in the Sirte basin, as well as to upgrade a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Marsa Al-Brega, on Libya's Mediterranean coast. "We found some gas but we are still drilling," Nureddin Wafati, an official with Shell Exploration and Production Libya, told Reuters in an interview. "We hope it will become commercial." [Reuters] More
Thursday, 23 December, 2010: Dubai: When it comes to foreign investments, Libyan Investment Minister Jamal Ellamushe says Libya is not just a cake for investors to share. Indeed, it is a factory that produces all types of sweets, he said. The oil-rich North African country until recently adopted socialist economic principles and was hit with harsh economic sanctions for nearly 10 years — from the 1990s until 2003. Today the country is seeking to promote itself as an emerging hub for investors worldwide. Its efforts appear to be bearing fruit. The country has much to offer, including the administration of some of the eight seaports on the nearly 2000km coast. It also offers an under-construction international airport with a capacity of 20 million passengers a year, the minister said. [Gulf News] More
Thursday, 23 December, 2010: A joint venture led by Austrian construction giant Strabag has been awarded a new infrastructure contract in Libya worth € 104 million. It is the fifth large order for Strabag in the region after the ongoing Tajura infrastructure project as well as the rehabilitation of the airport road in Tripoli. Strabag is carrying out the construction in cooperation with a local partner. The works comprise the rehabilitation of the coastal highway between Ras Ejdir and Garaboulli as well as the construction of the Tripoli Western Access. In total, 103 km of dual-carriage and 97 km of single-carriage roadway will be built. Work began in December 2010 and is scheduled for completion in June 2013. Strabag's share is 60 % (about € 62 million). Strabag won its first large order in Libya, with a total volume of about € 430 million, in 2008. Under that contract, the company is working to modernise the urban infrastructure of Tajura, a suburb of Tripoli, by 2012. [Nestor] More
Thursday, 23 December, 2010: A United States think-tank has found that Swiss authorities and the US government bungled the case of a Swiss family accused of aiding a nuclear weapons ring. A report released this week by a Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security says the Swiss, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the suspects-turned-spies themselves thwarted efforts to limit nuclear weapon know-how. On Thursday, a Swiss federal judge is expected to announce whether three members of the Tinner family should go to court for illegally supplying centrifuge components to the Libyans as part of a clandestine nuclear arms programme. [Swiss Info] More
Thursday, 23 December, 2010: Sudan's neighbours have said that they will accept the outcome of a referendum in south Sudan on whether the territory will split from Sudan or not. In an important boost to regional stability, both Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and Libya's President Muammar Gaddafi said they would honour the southerners' decision. This is an important shift from their previous support for a unified Sudan, and one which will force Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir to think more carefully about any rejection of the referendum. It is important that both southern and northern leaders prepare for the eventuality of a vote in favour of secession. They need to work on how the transition from one state to two states can be as smooth as possible. [Gulf News] More
Thursday, 23 December, 2010: DUBAI (Reuters) - Libyan mobile telephone operators Al Madar and Libyana will list stakes on the North African country's stock exchange by end of April, Libya's chairman of the privatisation and investment board said on Wednesday. "We hope we will start for that before the end of April," Gamal Al-Lamushe told Reuters during a road show in the United Arab Emirates to attract investments in various sectors. Asked what size stakes would be listed by the companies, he said: "We are working on it with Al Madar and Libyana ... Probably about two to five percent, that is the maximum that will be floated." In October, Suleiman Shehoumi, the chairman of Libya's bourse told Reuters that each company would list 30 percent on the local market. [Reuters] More
المتكنطى جدا : نقطة نظام

كتاب "أعلام ليبيا" ـ تأليف : الشيخ الطاهر الزاوي

د. محمد المقريف : القذافي وفكرة "الحق".. والرأي الآخر (1)

سالم بن عمار : خواطر من الحج

اليوم السابع : الفاينانشيال تايمز : صراع على السلطة داخل عائلة القذافي

الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : النظام تعمّد تدمير سلطة الشعب

د. إبراهيم قويدر : أنا لست معارضًا

الإنقاذ : خبر وتعليق : مخيم للشباب الليبي في أمريكا برعاية نظام القذافي

فرج بوالعَـشّة : إلى نوري المسماري .. قبل أن يعود إلى خيمة القاتل

Wednesday, 22 December, 2010: THE freeing of the Lockerbie bomber has been described as "incredibly flawed" by a US report that claimed his release was based on inaccurate medical evidence and political pressure. Allegations that the Scottish Government used compassionate release as a "political cover" for returning Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi to Libya were made in the controversial report written by four US senators. The document claimed that Scottish ministers had "ample motivation" to release Megrahi, including the threat of "commercial warfare" by Libya. The publication last night led to the Scottish Government releasing a lengthy statement saying they rejected the conclusions of a report that was an "incorrect and inaccurate rehash" of existing material. [Scotsman] More
Wednesday, 22 December, 2010: With only 25 free places available the licence-free "Libya Rally" from March 6th to 13th 2011, has nearly reached its maximum of 200 participants. The road books are ready and in January a team will check and validate them for the last time. After Belgium in 2008, 2009 and 2010 it looks like the 2011-edition will be dominated by Holland. Half of the racers that will battle in March for the title of best dune pilot of the Sahara, have the Dutch nationality. Others come from France, England, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Romania, Libya and Luxembourg. Also for the 2011 edition the level of the rally has risen again and more famous drivers and better vehicles register for Libya Rally. [Marathon Rally] More
Wednesday, 22 December, 2010: GENEVA, Dec 21 (KUNA) - A Swiss parliamentary fact-finding panel on the crisis with Libya has announced it will not file a lawsuit to disclose the ways with which classified information were leaked to the media nor against the culprits in this matter. Claude Janiak, panel committee chief, told the National Public Radio that identifying the unknown personality which leaked information from the Federal Council is extremely difficult, but said the council can open an investigation in the matter if it so wishes. Janiak said that the government and parliament will specify who will have access to classified files in order to make it easier for the authorities to identify those responsible if something similar happens in the future. [KUNA] More
تعازي الى آل الغرياني     تعازي الى آل بن زير

الكرداش : تحية للكابتن صلاح عبدالعزيز

صلاح عبدالعزيز : صيد الخواطر الليبية (21)

موسى الكاشف : مائة يوم من العزلة

م. خ. : الإقتصاد والفساد في ليبيا

الراصد الصحفي : قراءة فى المشهد الليبي

السنوسي بلاله : كلمات في الثورة الشعبية (4)

أبو العتاهية الليبي : بنات القذافي

سليم الرقعي : هل نحن ضد الحوار ..!؟

د. فتحي العكاري : رموز الأمل

Tuesday, 21 December, 2010: TRIPOLI, Libya, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Italian energy company Eni said it signed a memorandum of understanding with the Libyan government to build a shipping port and desalination plant. Eni Chief Executive Officer Paolo Scaroni signed the MOU in the presence of Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmudi during a weekend ceremony in Tripoli, the energy company said in a statement. The memorandum outlines the undisclosed terms for construction of a shipping port and related infrastructure, a water desalination plant and 1,000 houses in an area near the Gulf of Sidra. The Italian company said it signed a memorandum in 2006 with the Gaddafi Development Foundation and Libya's state-owned National Oil Corp. to help build an "innovative program of social projects" in the country. [UPI] More
Tuesday, 21 December, 2010: Libya and Spain Thursday in Tripoli signed a cooperation agreement under which Spain will take care of 30 Libyan children living with HIV/AIDS. The agreement was signed by the Director of the Department of European Affairs at the Libyan General People's Committee for External Relations and International Cooperation, Ahmed Jaroudi; Spanish Ambassador in Libya Luis Garcia Cerzo, and the Delegate of the EU Commission, Donata Von Sigsfeld. It is part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed 23 July 2007 between Libya and the EU, concerning the settlement of the case of Libyan children infected with AIDS in Benghazi, North-eastern Libya. [Tripoli Post] More
Tuesday, 21 December, 2010: A few days ago Saif al-Islam, son and heir apparent of Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi, issued a curious statement which seemed designed to set the record straight. “Several press reports have suggested that I’ve been involved in a power struggle with my brothers behind the scenes . . . There is nothing of the sort,” he said. “I have an excellent relationship with my family.” He went on to clarify that he and the secretary-general of Libya’s council of ministers were not “two faces of the same coin” – in other words Saif had nothing to do with the running of the Libyan government. Nor was he the owner of a media group that has been the target of a recent security clampdown, but merely a “supporter”, he insisted. And finally, and also contrary to press reports, Saif had not recently bought an expensive home in London. “Like any visitor, I stay in hotels when in London, and I can only imagine that such unsubstantiated rumours are designed to imply profligate or wasteful spending habits.” [Financial Times] More
Tuesday, 21 December, 2010: As Italy agrees to revolutionary compensation package over its occupation of Libya during WWII, Jews of Libyan descent launch initiative to receive their part in compensation package – over $500 million. 'My aunt was sent to death camps. We're entitled to compensation,' says Itzhak Cohen. From afar, the pile of documents on the desk of Libya's President Muammar Gaddafi may look like just another bureaucratic list that the ruler can doodle on as he continues with his daily agenda. But these documents hide a story that involves senior Libyan, Italian, American and Israeli government officials. A few weeks ago, an unusual secret meeting took place at the United Nations offices: On one side, a close associate of Gaddafi's, and on the other, an American Jewish lawyer. The agenda: Deliberations over an operation materializing as we speak – 400 million euros ($529,389,440) compensation being requested by Libya's 120,000 Jews, mostly Israeli residents, for years of suffering under Italian rule. [YNet News] More
Tuesday, 21 December, 2010: KHARTOUM, Sudan — Leaders of Sudan's two most powerful neighbors will be meeting with the president in Khartoum Tuesday to discuss the future of the country ahead of a referendum that could well split Africa's largest nation in two. The meeting comes less than three weeks before the people of south Sudan vote in a Jan. 9 referendum on the secession of their mainly animist and Christian south from the Arab and mainly Muslim north. The southerners, embittered and scarred by nearly four decades of war with the north, are most likely to vote for secession. News of the summit, which would bring together Sudan's Omar al-Bashir, Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, has been circulating for days in the Arab media but was only confirmed late Sunday by the official Sudan News Agency. [Jerusalem Post] More
Tuesday, 21 December, 2010: A Marks & Spencer store in Tripoli was subjected to a "repugnant anti-semitic" smear campaign by the Libyan government in an attempt to force its closure, according to US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks. The row became so violent that US officials were warned by Libyan government contacts that at least one high-ranking businessman backing the franchise could be murdered in a faked car crash. Attacks on the British retailer by Libyan officials "at the highest levels" risked causing irretrievable damage to bilateral ties with the UK, the US embassy in Tripoli warned Washington in 2008. The memo described the "ongoing drama surrounding efforts by the UK government and investors to keep open the Marks & Spencer retail store in Tripoli, and a campaign by some Libyan government officials to close it." [The Guardian] More
د. مصطفى عبدالله : ماذا يريد الليبيّون ؟

نجمة من ليبيا : الكابتن طيّار كلثوم البوسيفي

عيسى عبدالقيوم : الحوار السياسي وخطاب الكراهية

قنطرة : تخلي نجل القذافي عن السياسة مؤشر على قوة الحرس القديم

هالة المصراتي : ما بين الأمس والغد.. هي فوضى..!! (11)

مفتاح بوعجاج : عقل .. لا يُفكّر

المحمودي : الفتح الإسلامي "لليبيا".. حقائق وأكاذيب (11)

أبوعلي : لقطات من اعتصام التضامن مع أهالي شهداء أبوسليم ـ برمنجهام ـ 11-18-2010

Monday, 20 December, 2010: ROME (AP) - Italian energy company Eni SpA has agreed to help Libya build a naval port, desalinization plant and 1,000 houses in the El Agheila area along the Gulf of Sirte. Terms weren't disclosed in the statement Eni issued Sunday. Eni, Italy's largest natural gas and oil company, is the biggest foreign player in Libya in terms of hydrocarbon production. Eni said the agreement was part of a 2006 deal with the Libyans to invest in social projects such as building hospitals, preserving archaeological sites and training Libyan graduates. Italy and Libya have long had good ties, which were sealed with a 2008 "friendship treaty" in which Italy agreed to pay Tripoli $5 billion for its 30-year occupation. [Bloomberg] More
Monday, 20 December, 2010: Turkey's Ambassador to Libya said Sunday the value of construction projects undertaken by Turkish companies in the Middle Eastern country amounted to $2.6 billion in 2010. “Libya is important for Turkey, particularly with respect to contracting sector,” Ambassador Levent Şahin Kaya told Anatolia news agency during an interview. Turkish companies have undertaken projects in Libya worth of $14.5 billion in the past five years, he said. Kaya said there were no important payment problems between Turkey and Libya. “Due to the support and the positive approach by Libyan officials we overcame such problems,” he said. [Hurriyet] More
تعازي الى آل النيهوم     تعازي إلى آل الورفلي

الساطور : "حقوق الإنسان" تترك مؤسسة القذافي

منظمة الأمل لحقوق الانسان في ليبيا : بيان صحفي

الشرق الأوسط : مصادر ليبية : السفير الأميركي يشكو تحرشات المواطنين

مصطفى الرعيض : لعبة المتاهة

الجزيرة : "حقوق الإنسان" تترك مؤسسة القذافي

زايد النايلي : حول بعثة النادي الاهلي بنغازي الي بنين

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : المتغطي بأمريكا .. عريان!

محمّد قدري الخوجة : ألم أقل لكم ..!!

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : محاولة جديدة لمخض الماء .. ماذا‮ ‬يريد الليبيون ..؟

وطني 100 : واقعية مشاركة مؤسسة القذافي في التنمية ورعاية حقوق الإنسان

ناي الشباب الرياضي الاجتماعي : نشاط رياضي بمناسبة عطلة نهاية السنة

مواطن ليبي : صورة وتعليق

Sunday, 19 December, 2010: Benghazi, Libya - The market value for companies which took part in trading at the Libyan stock market, at the end of this week, reached 3,435,380,562 dinars, 980 Libyan dirham (1.250 Libyan dinars = US$), the weekly report on the Libyan financial market said Saturday. The composite index at the Libyan stock market closed this week up with 2.68 points, or 0.21 per cent and recorded 1274.16 points, compared to the beginning of the year. Some 94,703 shares were traded over the past five sessions for an overall value of 1,032,703 dinars, 850 Lbyan barheim for 178 financial transactions. In comparison with the prices for 12 companies that took part in trading, eight companies increased in their values as three others dropped and one remained unchanged. [Afriquejet] More
Sunday, 19 December, 2010: Despite its unsavory and reckless practices, WikiLeaks is clearing up some international mysteries—among them last year's release of the Lockerbie bomber by Scottish authorities. At the time, Sean Connery, the actor and longtime Scottish nationalist, said that "I doubt we will ever know the full story" of why the Libyan agent who helped blow a Pan Am airliner out of the sky in 1988 was freed. Well, we now know a lot more. U.S. diplomatic cables show that Britain was threatened and bullied into releasing the convicted Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi. He was finally sent home based on flimsy medical predictions that he had three months to live and should be allowed to die at home with his family. [Wall Street Journal] More
Sunday, 19 December, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - The Secretary General of the Union of the Arab Maghreb (UMA), Habib Ben Yahya, says there is no delay in the process of integration of the member states of the organisation, asserting that in its 22 years of existence, the union is still at the 'prime of life' and in the unification phase. Yahya attributed the slow pace in the realisation of tangible progress towards the Maghrebi integration to the consequences of Italian and French colonisation, which had settled for one century in Algeria and for 75 years in Tunisia and Morocco and for decades in Libya, permanently affecting the region. [Afriquejet] More
Sunday, 19 December, 2010: The Turkish Renaissance Construction will build the biggest football stadium in North Africa, to be situated in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. The stadium, to be constructed by Renaissance and its Austrian partner, PORR AG, in a joint venture with the Libyan Investment Development Company (LIDCO) is expected be ready for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013. The 200 million euro project will have a 50,000-person capacity and will be constructed in line with UEFA standards. Moreover, the stadium will have a parking area for 10,000 vehicles and the roof of the stadium will be built on three steel arches rising 100 meters to symbolize the ancient cities of Oea, Leptis Magna and Sabratha. [Today's Zaman] More
تعازي إلى آل الخلاص     تعازي إلى آل الطيب

القبس : إبراهيم الكوني : كل ما يناله المبدع .. يستحقه

مغاربية : المدونون في ليبيا يناقشون قضايا الفساد والفقر

مركز التوثيق الليبي : عيسى عبد القيوم وأوهام "الحوار" مع الدكتاتور

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : شكر علي تعازي

ؤسان : حوار مع المعارض الليبي فرج أبوالعشة

الوطن : لبنان يحاكم الزعيم الليبي معمر القذافي في قضية "اختفاء الصدر" مارس المقبل

طقس سوريا : بالصور : امطار طرابلس الغرب

جمعة القماطي : موقع "مغاربية" والعودة ومنع السفر في ليبيا

القبس : إبراهيم الكوني يفوز بجائزة الرواية العربية

الشرق الأوسط : مصادر ليبية : المسماري طلب تدخل سيف الإسلام لتأمين عودته إلى طرابلس

الوفد : الفاينانشال تايمز : خلافة القذافي تحرم ليبيا من الإصلاح

محمد نور الدين : كيف يتم تغيير النظام سياسيا؟

د. الهادي شلوف : الإفراج عن نوري المسماري .. ما هو الا تجنبا للإحراج ..

Saturday, 18 December, 2010: TRIPOLI - The decision of a foundation run by Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's son to bow out of politics spells a setback for reform in the country and for its image on the diplomatic front, analysts say. A decade after it burst onto the world stage by negotiating the release of Western hostages held by Philippine Islamists, the Kadhafi International Charity and Development Foundation marked a sharp change of tack on Wednesday when it announced it would "no longer include advocacy for political and human rights reform among its activities." Instead, it would be "redoubling efforts to fulfil its core charitable mission of delivering aid and relief to disadvantaged populations, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa." Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam defended the change. [AFP] More
Saturday, 18 December, 2010: Libyan bloggers this week discussed corruption, underdevelopment and the lack of a change in governments in Arab states. Naji al-Faitouri disagreed with the resentment felt by a large number of Libyans for being denied the right to exercise the power of the people. He explained that they are wrong to believe there is such thing as 'power of the people'. The blogger justified citizens' error, blaming it on "the mind-manipulation they have been subject to for over forty years. They were told there was a 'power of the people', and that the only mistake was not applying the theory. The excuse upheld by proponents of the theory was that people in Libya were largely mobs." "As such, this nation has unconsciously started to blame itself and accuse itself of ignorance, oppression and vice, for being unable to take on power, and consequently wealth and weapons. [Magharebia] More
Saturday, 18 December, 2010: December 16, 2010 (KHARTOUM) –The Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will arrive in Khartoum next Monday for a summit with president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir and his First Vice President Salva Kiir, local media reported. The mini-summit will tackle the challenges surrounding the South Sudan referendum slated for next January and arrangements should the country end up breaking up into two to ensure that the process runs smoothly. Tensions are running high between North and South Sudan particularly after the end of the voter registration process. Bashir’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said that the process was marred by violations and irregularities that need to be addressed by the referendum commission. [Sudan Tribune] More
Saturday, 18 December, 2010: BEIRUT: A trial date for the case of the 1978 disappearance of Imam Musa Sadr has been set for March, amid uncertainty about the judicial body that will look into the matter. The National News Agency said Friday Ghaleb Ghanem, who heads the Judicial Council, set March 4 as a date for the trial to kick off. In 2009, the Judicial Council indicted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and 16 of his aides in the disappearance of Sadr. The Iranian-born Sadr, together with his two companions Abbas Badreddine and Mohammad Yaqoub, disappeared during an official trip to Libya in 1978. Libya claims that Sadr left the country for Italy. In 2006, Italy wrapped up probes in the Sadr case and concluded that there was no proof of Libyan involvement. [Daily Star] More
Saturday, 18 December, 2010: As a civil defamation lawsuit pitting the American Israel Public Affairs Committee against one of its former executives continues to unfold, a new court filing in the case makes an intriguing reference to allegedly "unlawful cash payments from Libyan diplomats to officials of an American presidential campaign" in 1984. Steven Rosen, the former AIPAC official who is the plaintiff in the case, now tells Salon that he was referring to the campaign of Jesse Jackson, who took on Gary Hart and Walter Mondale in the 1984 Democratic primaries. There is no evidence that Jackson's campaign did anything improper, let alone illegal. But here is what we do know, and what Rosen is alleging. Rosen, as first reported by The Forward, argues in the new filing that AIPAC had never given him rules about the receipt of classified information from government officials. [Salon] More
غيداء التواتي : أمطار ومراكب

ياسين بوسيف ياسين : مسحة الحزن

عبدالسلام الغضبان : صور من طبرق .. بعد هطول الأمطار

مغاربية : الحرمان من حق السفر في ليبيا

العرب : مداولات إيطالية إسرائيلية ليبية سرية .. يهود ليبيا يطالبون بحصة من تعويضات إيطاليا

مركز الدراسات الليبية ـ اكسفورد : كتاب جديد : "البليونير الفقير" ـ تأليف : محمد يوسف المقريف

الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : عذراء العمل الإنساني

فوزي عبدالحميد : عيسى عبد القطوس .. و المخبر الإسلامي أبوضياع الدين

السنوسي بلاله : كلمات في الثورة الشعبية (3)

Friday, 17 December, 2010: CAIRO (AP) - A charitable foundation led by the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi says it wants to avoid political activities that anger Israel and focus on humanitarian work. The foundation led by Seif al-Islam Gadhafi announced Wednesday that its priority is assisting the poor in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the foundation has been involved in high-profile political endeavors including the release of terminally ill Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison and an attempt to thwart Israel's naval blockade of Gaza. A statement by the foundation said it will drop "advocacy for political and human rights reform" after board members voiced concern over criticism by Israel supporters about the foundation's activities. [AP] More
Friday, 17 December, 2010: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s charity and the vehicle he has used to raise his political profile has announced an abrupt end to its advocacy of human rights and political reform, in what could represent a big setback for the son and heir apparent of the Libyan leader. A driving force behind Libya’s international rehabilitation after Muammer Gaddafi’s 2003 decision to dismantle his nuclear weapons programme, Saif has positioned himself as a reform-minded politician who champions human rights through the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation. But in recent months he has been increasingly challenged by conservatives in the regime, including his powerful brother Mutassim, who heads a security agency and has political ambitions of his own. [Financial Times] More
Friday, 17 December, 2010: A Libyan court has sentenced 21 Egyptian fisherman with 3 months imprisonment after they illegally entered Libyan waters in October, officials said. Authorities confiscated both vessels involved in the illegal fishing--the Baraka Da'a Al-Waladayn and Nur al-Mostafa Mohamed. The Egyptians will be released in January 2011, according to Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs and Egyptians Abroad Mohamed Abdel Hakam. Abdel Hakam urged fishermen to respect international laws and the UN Law of the Sea Convention, in order to avoid punishments ranging from financial penalties to imprisonment and confiscation of vessels. [Almasry Alyoum] More
Friday, 17 December, 2010: Libyan novelist Ibrahim al-Koni received in Cairo the Arab Novel Award and dedicated the value of the prize to the children of the Tuareg tribes from which he originally hails. At the closing ceremony of the fifth round of the Cairo Novel Conference, prominent Libyan author Ibrahim al-Koni was chosen from 23 competitors to receive the Arab Novel Award, whose value is 100,000 Egyptian pounds ($18,000). “Koni was chosen for his ability to breathe life into the desert on the human, natural, spiritual, and mythological levels,” said Syrian critic Sobhi Hadeedi, who headed the jury. The committee in charge of choosing the winner praised Koni’s ability to utilize folklore, oral tradition, death rituals, and aspects of everyday life in order to create a literary work. [Alarabiya] More
Friday, 17 December, 2010: I wondered earlier today which presidential campaign federal officials allegedly believed had recieved “unlawful cash payments from Libyan diplomats in 1984, when Libya's pariah status was at its peak. The claim emerged in the messy dispute between AIPAC and an ex-employee, Steve Rosen, and Rosen answered the question in an email just now: Jesse Jackson's campaign. A very important caveat: Ron Kampeas notes that "Rosen told JTA that at the time he tried to leak the Libya story to the media with the approval of his bosses. Reporters never were able to confirm the story with a second source, however, and this week’s court filings mark the first time that the information has been made public." [Politico] More
سليم الرقعي : منصور الكيخيا.. ضحية فخ الحوار!؟

أ.ف.ب. : القضاء الفرنسي يطلق سراح مسؤول تشريفات القذافي

نادي الباروني : النادي يشارك إخوانه بإحتفالية اليوم العالمي لذوي الإحتياجات الخاصة

تاوالت : الأمازيغية وحقوق الإنسان : لقاء مع الأستاذ عيسى عبد القيوم

كتاب "المجتمع والدولة والاستعمار في ليبيا" ـ تأليف : د. علي عبداللطيف احميدة

سعيد : هذه هي حقيقة المرجعيات الدينية

مواطن من الجبل : هذه حقيقة تبجي

Thursday, 16 December, 2010: TRIPOLI, Libya, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Libya's hopes of new oil strikes in the Gulf of Sidra have been set back by BP's postponement of launching a $1 billion deep-water exploration program as the company grapples with the aftermath of the huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill. International oil companies, lured by the prospect of hitting it big in the Mediterranean country which has the largest proven reserves in Africa, have rushed to Libya since U.S. and U.N. sanctions were lifted in 2004. BP was to start drilling the first of seven wells in the Gulf of Sidra in November despite widespread concerns about safety and environmental record following the April 20 disaster at the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico. [UPI] More
Thursday, 16 December, 2010: PARIS (Reuters) - A French court has released from custody a top aide of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, arrested in France in late November, ahead of an extradition hearing in the days or weeks ahead, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Nuri al-Mismari was arrested at the request of Libyan authorities on suspicion of embezzlement, but a Versailles court of appeal has ruled that the public prosecutor's office had no right to detain him, his lawyer Frederic Landon said. "The court decided that the public prosecutor was not an independent legal authority and so could not deprive him of his freedom," Landon told Reuters. France has given Libya 30 days to submit evidence backing its accusations against Mismari and its extradition request. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 16 December, 2010: CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya will bankroll most of a 116 billion Egyptian pounds real estate project launched jointly with Egypt's housing ministry to offer homes for millions of young Egyptians, an official said on Wednesday. Libya would provide 78 percent of the capital for the 5,600 acre al-Fatih city on the outskirts of Cairo to be built over the next twenty years, while Egypt will pay the rest, said Abdel-Hamid Shaer, media adviser at the Housing Ministry. "Our Libyan brothers have proposed to build this project over six phases over the course of the next twenty years to house our young," Shaer said. "The project will also help the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) in developing land." [Reuters] More
Thursday, 16 December, 2010: In a scathing report published yesterday, Amnesty International claimed that irregular migrants sent back to Libya in July after Maltese and Libyan patrol boats allegedly split a boatload of migrants between them, were beaten and tortured by electric shock when they were returned to Libya. The incident had taken place on 17 July when a dinghy carrying 55 Somalis found itself in distress at sea. The distress call had been answered by both Maltese and Libya forces. The migrants were subsequently divided up between the Libyan and Maltese forces and 28 were taken to Malta while the other 27 – 18 men and nine women – were taken to Libya. According to yesterday’s report, the 27 migrants taken back to Libya were detained... [Independent] More
Thursday, 16 December, 2010: Libya's national soccer team will fly to China in January to prepare for the 2012 African Cup of Nations (ACN), the Tunisian official press agency TAP reported on Wednesday. The preparation will also include a friendly match against China's national team at a date which has not yet been disclosed. Another friendly is also scheduled against Morocco on February 9 in Tangiers. Libya which leads Group C along with Mozambique with 4 points, will play against the Comoro Islands at home in an African Cup of Nations qualifier due to be played at the end of March. [People Daily] More
Thursday, 16 December, 2010: Dressed in flowing gold robes, Libya's maverick leader told a ceremony at a festival in Senegal celebrating black identity and culture that Africa was "experiencing a new submissiveness". He described the continent as "prey that all the world's wolves want to devour" by monopolising its mineral resources or fisheries. "Down with imperialism! Africa must unite, so that we do not again become serfs or slaves," he said. "It is necessary to establish a unity government for the African continent and that Africa has one army ... which could consist of a million soldiers," he said. [Times Live] More
تونس مفتاح : انسيتك يا البعيد

صلاح عبدالعزيز : شهادات وحقائق عن فاجعة الأفريقية

علي الفزاني : محاولة القذافي الأخيرة للبقاء     (3)     (4) ـ الأخيرة

عيسى عبدالقيوم : منصور الكيخيا .. مدرسة النضال السلمي

رمضان جربوع : الديمقراطية و"اللصوصقراطية"

بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (741)

رفيق : شرّ البلية ما يُضحك : لماذا نحن خير أمة أخرجت للناس؟!

علي الخليفي : الحيوانات الآدميه

وطني 100 : إحتفال جمعية الحقوق بدون حقوق

إبراهيم قويدر : يرحمك الله يا "حاج الفرجاني"

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : الجمعية تستقبل حجاج مانشستر

لجنة العمل الوطني على الساحة السويدية : مفتاح لملوم يتهجم على اللجنة

د. احمودة خليفة : المشروع الفرعوني ومقابر الذهب

Wednesday, 15 December, 2010: DAKAR (Reuters) - African nations should join forces to create a one-million-strong army to protect the continent and confront outsiders like NATO and China, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday. Gaddafi, well known for his forthright rhetoric, has acquired growing influence in Africa but his ambition to build a united states of Africa is not shared by the continent's biggest powers. "National militaries alone cannot save countries. Africa should have one army with one million soldiers," Gaddafi said in a speech in the Senegalese capital. He said the joint force would "guard the borders and seas, protect Africa's independence and confront NATO, China, France, Britain and other countries." Speaking at an event called the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures, Gaddafi also attacked opponents of his long-standing proposal for a unified African government. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 15 December, 2010: SUBJECT: BUSINESS IS POLITICS: MARKS & SPENCER DRAMA TIED TO FATE OF PROMINENT LIBYAN BUSINESSMAN - REF: A) TRIPOLI 349, B) 07 TRIPOLI 297 - TRIPOLI 00000480 001.2 OF 002 - CLASSIFIED BY: Chris Stevens, CDA, U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Dept of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 1. (C) Summary: In Libya, major business deals are both political and personal. The ongoing drama surrounding efforts by the U.K. government and investors to keep open the Marks & Spencer retail store in Tripoli, and a campaign by some GOL officials to close it, affords a prime example. Libyan officials at the highest levels have publicly attacked a major European retailer - damaging bilateral ties with the U.K. in the process - largely due to a personal grievance between the Prime Minister and the Libyan businessman at the center of the deal. [Guardian] More
Wednesday, 15 December, 2010: CAIRO - A Libyan human rights body affiliated to the son of ruler Moammar Gadhafi called for creating a constitution for the country, warning that civil society is under threat. Seif al-Islam Gadhafi has been actively promoting the adoption of a constitution in Libya which currently bases its laws on the ruler's "Green Book." In its annual report, The Human Rights Association says that civil society has witnessed a "grave deterioration" due to the interference of the government in its affairs — often in violation of the law. The report released on Sunday called for abolishing state security courts, putting prisons under judicial supervision and loosening controls on the press. [Winnipeg Free Press] More
Wednesday, 15 December, 2010: A Libyan sentenced on appeal to 18 months in jail for starting a fire that killed 11 people at a Dutch immigration detention centre here in 2005 will be retried, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. It said it was quashing the ruling by an Amsterdam lower court of appeal and asking that Ahmed al-Jeballi, 28, be retried. In the early hours of October 27, 2005, nine men and two women -- from Bulgaria, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Libya, Romania, Surinam, Turkey and Ukraine -- died trapped in their cells when a fire broke out in a wing of the immigrant detention centre at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Jeballi was found guilty of dropping a cigarette in his cell that likely started the fire. He was sentenced to three years in prison in June 2007. [Expatica] More
Wednesday, 15 December, 2010: Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) said it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 49 per cent stake in top Libyan bank, Mediterranean for 74 million Libyan Dinars ($60 million). The acquisition, subject to final regulatory approval from Central Bank of Libya, is likely to close before the end of the first quarter of 2011, said a statement from ABC. Once the transaction gets over, ABC can appoint three directors (out of a total of seven) to the board of Mediterranean Bank. ABC currently undertakes a significant level of business relating to Libya, having established the first ever representative office of a foreign bank in Tripoli back in 1988. [Trade Arabia] More
Wednesday, 15 December, 2010: The draw for 17th edition of African U-20 Championship, Libya 2011 will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 in Tripoli, Libya. The eight qualified teams; hosts Libya, Ghana, Cameroon, Gambia, Egypt, Lesotho, Mali and Nigeria will be drawn into two groups of four teams to compete for the title. The semi finalists will represent the continent at the FIFA U-20 World Cup slated for Colombia later next year. The 17th edition of the biennial championship will be held from March 18 to April 1, 2011. Ghana's Black Satellites are the defending champions. [Observer] More
فيصل عبدالرحمن : مكالمة هاتفية مع عضو في الجماعة الاسلامية

د. علي محمد الصلابي : فقه القدوم على الله تعالى (23)

أحمد الليبي : حقيقة ما جرى فى تيجي

د. فتحي العكاري : د. السايح علي حسين .. طالب العلم

Tuesday, 14 December, 2010: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya will scale back its efforts to stem the flow of illegal migrants from Africa to Europe unless the European Union pays it 5 billion euros a year, a government minister said on Monday. Oil exporter Libya intercepts thousands of sub-Saharan Africans each year crossing its territory on their way to Europe, but says it is not fair that it has to shoulder the burden of defending the EU's borders. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, on a visit to Italy in August, demanded that the EU make the annual payment of 5 billion euros to cover its costs. "If there is no money, there will be no security, there will be no guards (on the borders)," Abdalfatah Yunes Elabedi, Libya's public security minister, told reporters at a meeting of north African and southern European interior ministers. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 14 December, 2010: The Falcon 900 presidential jet is still grounded in Libya three days after it developed a technical fault leading to an emergency landing while in flight from Egypt to Burkina Faso. The newly purchased 16-seater Falcon 900 EX EASY aircraft was carrying Vice President John Mahama and other dignitaries including soccer legend Abedi Pele and business mogul, Alhaji Asuma Banda to Burkina Faso on Friday when the pilot detected a fault in one of the engines. The exact technical fault was not immediately known but aide to the vice president, John Jinapor told Citi News they had to secure a different aircraft to complete the journey as the Falcon 900 was unsafe. [Ghanaweb] More
Tuesday, 14 December, 2010: Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Antonis Paschalides has expressed the readiness of the government to give its full support and encouragement to any serious cooperation between Cypriot and Libyan companies, noting that ''our policy is to create a stimulating environment and the necessary conditions for such cooperation to develop into successful business ventures.'' Addressing the business forum ''Cyprus - An International Business and Professional Centre'', in Tripoli, Libya, Paschalides said ''relations between Libya and Cyprus have been traditionally very close and friendly,'' adding that ''under the present financial crisis, the environment tends to be less investor-friendly.'' [Financial Mirror] More
Tuesday, 14 December, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - Libyan newspaper 'Oyia' warned Saturday against possible armed clashes between the two protagonists in the political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire due to the refusal of incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to step down, despite widespread opposition from the international community who called upon him to hand over power to former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara. Under the headline 'Cote d'Ivoire: Beginnings of a new round of conflict,' Oyia said until a solution accepted by both parties has been found, Cote d'Ivoire will be threatened by a new phase of a bloody conflict that could lead to loss of innocent lives. [Afriquejet] More
Tuesday, 14 December, 2010: Turkish Environment & Forestry Minister Veysel Eroglu met with Libyan Secretary of the General People's Committee for Health & Environment Muhammad Hijazi. During the meeting at the Ministry of Environment & Forestry, Eroglu and Hijazi reviewed Turkey-Libya cooperation opportunities in environment and forestry. Eroglu said that Turkey aimed at further developing its bilateral relations with Libya. "We are planning to cooperate with Libya in environment, forestry and global climate change," he added. Hijazi, on his part, welcomed recent momentum in Turkey-Libya relations. A cooperation agreement will be signed between Turkey and Libya on Monday. [World Bulletin] More
Tuesday, 14 December, 2010: Libya and Egypt singed on Thursday minutes of the fourth round meeting of a committee focuses on increasing the volume of trade between the two countries. The new document called on both parties to participate and organize special exhibitions dedicated to introducing each party's production to the consumers of the other. It also stressed the necessity of activating the commercial chambers of both countries toward the other and the establishment of joint ventures and projects. The memo underlined the need for coordination between the two countries at international organizations and at the regional level. Mohammed Hawaij, Secretary of Industry, Economy and Trade on behalf of Libya and Rashid M. Rashid, the Minister of Trade and Industry signed for the Egyptian side. [Tripoli Post] More
أبو أحمد : لا خير فيكم

د. مصطفى عبدالله : ألا يوجد بينكم من يحب ليبيا ؟

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : في مديح الرواية

جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : مناشدة مرة أخرى من قبائل التبو في ليبيا

مجاهد البوسيفي : عيد ابوظبي وعيد طرابلس

اميس انتمورا : منزلق الجهمي

المسماري : مظاليم

مواطن الجبل : عبقرية من كوكب آخر إسمها سلطة الشعب

محمد مخلوف : منصور الكيخيا .. ستظل دائماً في ذاكرة شعبنا

أبوعلي : لقطات من اعتصام التضامن مع أهالي شهداء أبوسليم ـ برمنجهام ـ 11-12-2010

نجيب الحمري : وقفة تضامن مع أهالي شهداء مجزرة بوسليم ـ مانشستر ـ 11-12-2010

Monday, 13 December, 2010: TRIPOLI - A foundation run by Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam released a mixed annual report on human rights in Libya on Sunday, noting progress on some issues and failures in others. During 2010, there was "significant progress on some issues and new failures on others," the Kadhafi Foundation said in its second such report. The report, which is much less critical than in 2009, said it "regretted a dangerous regression" in the treatment of civil society associations. It accused the General People's Congress, or parliament, of "intervening directly in the affairs of unions and professional associations." The charity said it regrets that parliament "has not respected the law" and taken illegal decisions against some unions, including an association of lawyers. [AFP] More
Monday, 13 December, 2010: Italy and Libya have signed a technical and operational protocol to fight illegal migration by sea, according to the Italian media. The agreement was signed by Italian Home Affairs Minister Roberto Maroni and Libyan Secretary of Public Security Abdelfattah Younis. The two parties reiterated the need for the European Union to allocate greater funding and show stronger political commitment to countries which suffer an influx of migration either on transit or as a destination. Italy has been repatriating to Libya all migrants rescued in international waters, leading to a drastic drop in migrant arrivals in Italy and Malta. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 13 December, 2010: Oil and gas explorations working Libya have made three new discoveries recently. One field contains oil and the other two fields contain both oil and gas. Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the discoveries on 7 December. The first discovery was made by Turkish Petroleum (TP), on the experimental wells B1-17/3, located on Block 147 in the Morzuk Basin in southern libya, the NOC said on its website. Preliminary studies and sampling show that the first oil well has capacity to produce about 465 barrels of oil per day, the NOC said. The other two wells, both for oil and gas, were discovered by a consortium formed by the Libyan oil companies subsidiaries of NOC. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 13 December, 2010: This study investigates the relationship between Libyan university students' consumption of Libyan and international Arab satellite TV news services and their perceptions of gratifications received from these news services. A self-completion questionnaire survey was administered to a sample of 400 university students that asked about the news consumption habits, reasons for watching specific TV news services, and personal details. The findings revealed that time spent with local TV news was negatively related to reported use of international TV channels. Students said that they got less news than they desired from local TV, especially the long-established Al-Jamahiriya TV channel. The data indicated that the new satellite broadcast international news service, Al Jazeera, played an important role in serving these young Libyans with the types of information they need. [Arab Media Society] More
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الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : صحيفة جيل ليبيا حاولت اغتيالي والهادي شلوف يؤكد

خالد الغول : لو تحكمكم هذه الشخصية يوما ما (2)

نصر سعيد عقوب : وقفات مع مقال "مرجعية السيستاني واصلاح الصلابي" (2)

منظمة العفو الدولية : ليبيا : إغلاق وكالة الأنباء الخاصة يؤكد المخاوف ..

مفتاح بوعجاج : الربيع الصامت (4)

Enough Gaddafi: An Innocent Retreat: What Do We Have To Gain Or Lose?

لابف ستريم : لقاء إذاعي مع الأستاذ منصور الكيخيا ـ حـاوره : محمد مخلوف

د. الهادي شلوف : نوري المسماري لا يرعب ويؤرق النظام الليبي فقط ...

السنوسي بلاله : كلمات في الثورة الشعبية (2)

Sunday, 12 December, 2010: Now we know why British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to order a new investigation into the release of the bomber of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988: The government in London was in up to its eyeballs in the decision to send Abdel Baset al-Megrahi back to Libya. According to US embassy cables published by The Guardian newspaper, the British were afraid Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi would take “harsh and immediate” action against UK interests if al-Megrahi, who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, died in a Scottish prison. According to the newspaper, Gaddafi made explicit and “thuggish” threats to halt all trade deals with Britain and harass embassy staff if the bomber remained incarcerated. [Vindy] More
Sunday, 12 December, 2010: Egyptian companies have been offered directly, without going through tender, Libyan infrastructure and housing projects worth LE1 billion, Minister for Public Works Rashid Matouk Mohamed Matouk said, according to Al-Ahram daily newspaper. An official Egyptian- Libyan commission will approve both companies and consultancy offices to be engaged in these projects. [Al-Ahram] More
Sunday, 12 December, 2010: Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Rachid Mohamed Rachid, starts a tour of Libya and Tunisia to discuss ways to promote economic cooperation with the two countries. Rachid is leading a 150-memebr delegation comprising businessmen and heads of companies operating in various fields, including food and agricultural products, construction materials, chemicals, financial services and textiles. In statements before the visit, Rachid said the tour, to run until Saturday, comes to implement President Hosni Mubarak directives to expand economic cooperation with Arab countries, especially Libya. [Global Arab Network] More
محمد ربيع : المصرفي الأول

هالة المصراتي : ما بين الأمس والغد.. هي فوضى..!! (10)

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : في ذكرى تغييب الاستاذ منصور الكيخيا

ليبيا الغد : جمعية الوطنيين : منصور الكيخيا ... ضحية القمع والتواطؤ

سليم الرقعي : ماهي دوافع القذافي من إختطاف الكيخيا؟

عبدالمنصف البوري : منصور رشيد الكيخيا .. كما عرفته

مركز التوثيق الليبي : ذكرى إختطاف منصور الكيخيا

LLHR: Egypt: 17 years of blackout on KIKHIA's abduction?

التحالف الوطنى الليبي : في ذكرى تغييب المناضل منصور الكيخيا

المسحان : في ذكرى اختطافه .. أين منصور؟

الساطور : الذكرى 17 لتغييب المناضل منصور رشيد الكيخيا

Saturday, 11 December, 2010: NEW DELHI: A 55-page status report submitted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday to the Supreme Court, giving details of investigations into the 2G scam's money trail, is believed to have linked some of this foreign "investment" to a key suspect. The ED's investigations so far have covered 10 foreign countries and tax havens, including Cyprus, Libya and Mauritius, where the agency believes large sums of money have been parked. This money, the ED claims, can be traced to the pay-offs made for allotting 2G spectrum licences in 2008. [Times of India] More
Saturday, 11 December, 2010: Libya claims that the Lockerbie bomber was in a coma and only a few days to live rebutted yesterday. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, 58, is said to survive on life support machine in his home country. His family and Libyan President Colonel Gaddafi expressed his health declined rapidly. But council officials in Scotland, which monitors Megrahi as a condition of his release, said: “Speculation about Megrahi’s just that and rumors about it are unfounded. “We continue to be in regular contact with Megrahi,” said the source of the staff who have spoken directly with him last week. Meanwhile, the Scottish government spokesman said: “We receive regular updates on his condition and prefer to rely on them.” [coffetoday] More
Saturday, 11 December, 2010: Abdelbaset al Megrahi remains in touch with Scottish officials and is not in a coma, sources said last night. The Herald understands that the Libyan, the only person convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, is well enough to communicate with his minders at East Renfrewshire Council. Sources in Libya had yesterday suggested that Megrahi was unconscious and “very close to death”. A spokesman for East Renfrewshire, however, said: “Media speculation regarding Mr Megrahi is just that and rumours are unfounded. We are in contact with Megrahi regularly and whenever we need to be for the purposes of supervision.” [Herald Scotland] More
Saturday, 11 December, 2010: MR. TONER: Good afternoon. It’s a great pleasure to have Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, Jose Fernandez, who will discuss his just completed trip to Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Morocco. In Algeria, Assistant Secretary Fernandez led the U.S. delegation to the first-ever U.S.-Maghreb Entrepreneurship Conference. He also unveiled the U.S.-North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity, which is a public-private partnership focusing on boosting economic opportunity in the region. Without further ado, Assistant Secretary, thank you. ASSISTANT SECRETARY FERNANDEZ: Thank you. Good morning. Thank you, Mark. This is my first time here to brief this group and I hope there’ll be more, so thank you for coming. [State.gov] More
Saturday, 11 December, 2010: North African Champions Cup - Libyan Team Annasr lost 1-3 to Wifak Stif of Algeria Thursday night in Benghazi in the first leg final of the Cup of Champions Clubs of the North African Football Union. The Algerians scored the opener in the first half by Mustapha Jalit. The Libyan squad equalized in the second period through Ahmed Abdel Qader before conceding 2 goals through Matrof Hassein and Hachoud Abderrahùman. The return leg is scheduled for 21 December in Algeria. [Pana] More
Saturday, 11 December, 2010: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is going to govern temporarily from a tent so that families made homeless by recent floods can take refuge in his office. Mr Chavez said he would have a Bedouin tent given to him by the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi put up in the garden of the presidential palace. Twenty-five families are already living in the palace after losing their homes. The floods have made more than 100,000 people homeless across the country. "Put up Gaddafi's gift," said Mr Chavez during a visit to a refuge for flood victims close to the Miraflores palace in Caracas. [BBC] More
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ابن البلد : تجاهل النظام الحاكم وتعمده الإبقاء على قضايا اغتصاب الاراضي مؤامرة خبيثه

محمد لطيوش : شكر على تعازي

علي الخليفي : المدينة مُغلقة لأجل الثرثرة

ليبي مخلص : رسالة موجهة إلى العقيد القذافي

محمّد قدري الخوجة : رحلة العودة .. رحلة العمر

محمد بن احميدة : إهتمام إعلامي دولي "رائع" بمؤتمر طرابلس!

AI: Libya: Closure Of Private News Agency Confirms Fears

إيلاف : أحمد إبراهيم الفقيه : جوانب شخصية من حياة الرقيعي

Friday, 10 December, 2010: IRELAND’S CREDIT rating was cut yesterday to the same level as Libya and South Africa, and three steps above “junk” status which would force investors to dump Irish bonds. The downgrade came amid concerns about the increased cost of saving the banks. Rating agency Fitch downgraded Ireland for the second time in two months, citing the higher cost of propping up the banks, weaker economic prospects due to the deepening banking crisis and the loss of access to affordable funding in the financial markets. The rating was cut by Fitch to BBB+ from A+, marking the first time Ireland has suffered a three-notch downgrade since losing its top AAA-rating in January 2009. Ireland has suffered 10 credit downgrades by the three main rating agencies over the past two years. Fitch has been responsible for four downgrades. [Irish Times] More
Friday, 10 December, 2010: BP has delayed its plans to explore in the deep water off the coast of Libya until next year after deciding not to use its original drilling rig “for operational reasons”. The UK oil group said that it was still in the process of ensuring any safety lessons learnt from its Gulf of Mexico spill had been fully implemented. In July, the company was preparing to drill from the rig, owned by US company Noble, in the Gulf of Sirte. The programme in Libya is one of BP’s biggest-ever exploration commitments. BP told the Financial Times in July that it was ready to start drilling “within a few weeks” in spite of widespread concerns over its safety and environmental record in the wake of the accident at the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20. [Financial Times] More
Friday, 10 December, 2010: Convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi's health has sharply deteriorated amid news reports that he is close to death in Tripoli, more than 15 months after Scotland gave him a "compassionate release" from prison based on an estimate that he had just three months to live. Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, speaking to an audience at the London School of Economics via satellite link last week, suggested the health of Mr. Megrahi, who has terminal prostate cancer, had recently taken a turn for the worse. "His health is deteriorating," Mr. Gaddafi said, according to JANA, Libya's state news agency, adding: "He is still alive, but he is suffering and his health has very much deteriorated, unfortunately." [Wall Street Journal] More
Friday, 10 December, 2010: It was one of the strangest diplomatic stand-offs in recent memory: After Swiss police arrested the son of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya abducted two Swiss businessmen. According to US diplomatic cables, the challenge proved almost too great for Switzerland. The last official representative of Switzerland in Libya seems so pitiable as he unburdens himself to his American counterparts on Sept. 3, 2009. Stefano Lazzarotto, chargé d'affaires of the Swiss Embassy, gave off the outward appearance of being happy "but his physical appearance -- gaunt and fatigued -- betrayed the internal stress that the Swiss-Libyan conflict has forced on him," according to a report sent to Washington from the US Embassy in Tripoli. [Spiegel] More
محمد نور الدين : الشعب .. حينما يثور

عبدالله الشبلي : من حكايا التيار الإسلامى (19)

جلال الوحيشي : أتوتا لير .. مسيو كوشنير!؟

المحمودي : الفتح الإسلامي "لليبيا".. حقائق وأكاذيب (10)

أبو أحمد : لما .. لا ؟

Thursday, 9 December, 2010: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will keep its production quotas unchanged as oil gets ready to hit $100 a barrel, Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corp., said. OPEC, which is scheduled to gather Dec. 11 in Quito, Ecuador, will probably agree to a quota rollover and will focus on discussing compliance during this meeting, Ghanem said today at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. The price of oil will increase to $100 “pretty soon,” and once that happens OPEC may alter its production strategy, he said. “We’ve had output unchanged now since December 2008 and I think if we breach $100 next year we could see some relaxation in the quota,” Ghanem said before boarding the plane that will take him to the Ecuadorian capital. [Bloomberg] More
Thursday, 9 December, 2010: The more we learn about the release of the Lockerbie bomber, who served only eight years for the worst mass murder in our history, the more unsavoury it smells. At the time, we were assured Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali Al-Megrahi was being freed purely on compassionate grounds, because his prostate cancer was expected to kill him within three months. We were told the decision had been left entirely to Kenny MacAskill, Justice Secretary in the Scottish government, without any pressure from Whitehall. And no, it had nothing to do with any commercial contracts flowing from the 'deal in the desert' between Tony Blair and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2007. Or so the spin doctors told us. [Daily Mail] More
Thursday, 9 December, 2010: Scotland was offered an astonishing deal over the Lockerbie bomber which would have seen the convicted mass murderer transferred to a Swiss jail, according to senior ministerial sources in Edinburgh on Wednesday night. The news came as Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi accused Britain of having deliberately neglected the ailing health of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi before he was freed from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds in August last year. Victims of the bombing also reacted with outrage after leaked diplomatic cables claimed Jack Straw, the former Justice Secretary, had suggested al-Megrahi, who has prostate cancer, will live until 2013 – not three months as was claimed when he was released. Under the secret offer, Al-Megrahi would have been transferred to prison in Switzerland rather than be returned to Libya. [Telegraph] More
Thursday, 9 December, 2010: TRIPOLI — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi has praised WikiLeaks for exposing US "hypocrisy" through its diplomacy conducted behind closed doors, in comments published on Wednesday by state news agency JANA. The whistleblowing website has "proved that America is not what it has led allies and friends to believe it to be," he said. Kadhafi said WikiLeaks has revealed that even "US relations with its allies are hypocritical," through the hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables it has made available on the Internet. "The true face of US diplomacy has been revealed through the confidential documents," he said, quoted by JANA. The Libyan leader said the website's role was "very important in revealing the plots which are hatched behind the curtains against persons and peoples," but warned it could lose credibility if it started "to damage people's image." [AFP] More
Thursday, 9 December, 2010: SEOUL, Dec 8 (Bernama) -- Libya has told two South Koreans to appear for a court hearing on charges of violating the country's religious law, an official said Wednesday, more than two months after their release from detention following the resolution of a diplomatic row with Seoul. South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported that the two, identified only by their last names Koo and Jeon, were arrested earlier this year on charges of engaging in Christian missions work in the Muslim country. Their arrests were seen as related to a dispute over allegations that a South Korean intelligence agent attempted to collect information on its leader Muammar al-Qaddafi and the country's weapons systems. [Bernama] More
Thursday, 9 December, 2010: Acclaimed poet, teacher and translator Khaled Mattawa has been awarded a United States Artist Fellowship for 2010. The unrestricted $50,000 grant is one of 52 awards presented this year to visual, design, performing and literary artists from 18 states and Puerto Rico. Mattawa teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at the University of Michigan. He has written four volumes of poems and translated eight books of contemporary Arabic poetry, most notably a translation of the work of renowned Syrian poet Adonis. The fellowship was announced Dec. 7 at a celebration at the Lincoln Center in New York. [.....] Born in Benghazi, Libya in 1964, Mattawa immigrated to the U.S. as a teen. Before teaching at U-M, he attended the University of Tennessee, Indiana University and Duke University. [Annarbor] More
Thursday, 9 December, 2010: Libya was looking forward to Maltese investors coming on board to take part in the great opportunities available there, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi told Parliament yesterday. Dr Gonzi was answering a question by opposition spokesman on foreign investment Carmelo Abela, after a ministerial statement on his participation in the European Council meeting last month and talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. He said relations between Malta and Libya were still good, facilitating working for friendly agreement on various issues. There were private-sector projects for enormous development requiring large consortia with workforces ready to work in particular conditions. Other questions were asked by Opposition Leader Joseph Muscat, George Vella, Leo Brincat and Alfred Sant. [Times of Malta] More
Thursday, 9 December, 2010: KARACHI: Col. Gaddafi often speaks out publicly against government corruption, but WikiLeaks revealed that the politically-connected elite have direct access to lucrative business deals. This commercial access can easily be cut off when individuals fall out of favour. The Gaddafi family and other Jamahiriya political favourites profit from being able to manipulate the multi-layered and regularly shifting dynamics of governance mechanisms in Libya. According to the leaks, the Gaddafi's family and other political favourites have strong interests in the oil and gas sector, telecommunications, infrastructure development, hotels, media distribution, and consumer goods distribution. [GEO-TV] More
الساطور : الاقتحام النهائي

بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (740)

طالب : نظرة تحليلية في ما يكتب بخصوص مكتب الشؤون الثقافية لندن

أبوعلي : لقطات من اعتصام التضامن مع أهالي شهداء أبوسليم ـ برمنجهام ـ 4-12-2010

الجزيرة : "ليبيا برس" تغادر طرابلس للخارج

بعض أعضاء الجماعة الاسلامة المقاتلة في الخارج : بيان

AJC: Mohamed Eljahmi’s Speech About Human Rights in Libya

أسير سابق : اللجان الثورية المعارضة

وطني 100 : مسؤولية اللجنة الوطنية لحقوق الإنسان الليبية

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : مشروع لوائح تنظيم العضوية     مشروع لوائح تنظيم الاجتماعات

ادرار نفوسه : المسماري .. مسمار في جسد أم في نعش

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : محمد أخي

أسرة المسعودي : شكر على تعازي

أسعد العقيلي : هنا ويكيلكس ..

د. محمد المقريف : مواقف وسياسات ليبيا على الصعيد العربي بين عهدين (4)

د. الهادي شلوف : الشبح والحاج بوعصبة ..

Wednesday, 8 December, 2010: US embassy cables: Ugandan president's fears of Libyan attack: 6) (S) President Museveni said Libyan President Qadhafi "is a problem" for the continent and is pushing for the creation of a "United States of Africa" to be governed by one president. Museveni thought Qadhafi's plan is neither feasible nor desirable, given cultural and linguistic differences across the continent. Rather than the development of a unitary African state, Museveni said he is pushing Qadhafi and other African leaders to develop regional political federations and markets that support common objectives. Museveni indicated to A/S Frazer that Qadhafi continues to "intimidate" small African countries through bribes and other pressure. [Guardian] More
Wednesday, 8 December, 2010: Zimbabwe and libya have identified a number of areas of co-operation to enhance development of their economies. In a joint communiqué released after the inaugural session of the Zimbabwe Libya Joint Commission held in Harare yesterday, the two countries said they would sign agreements during the first quarter of 2011. "The Joint Commission discussed the possibility of investment and establishment of joint ventures in the areas of energy, agriculture, telecommunications, industry, mining and manufacturing. "The Joint Commission agreed to establish a Special Joint Committee on trade during the first quarter of 2011 to monitor the implementation of the trade agreement between the two countries. [Herald] More
تعازي إلى آل اقدورة     تعازي إلى آل فرحات     تعازي إلى آل لطيوش    

تعازي إلى آل الورفلي     تعازي إلى آل ياسين     تعازي إلى آل الجبو

إبراهيم قويدر : مسألة التوريث مرة أخرى

د. مصطفى عبدالله : رد عل رد

تاوالت : تافاسكا (عيد الأضحى، عادات وتقاليد من جبل نفوسة)

مفتاح بوعجاج : كوابل سرية

فوزي عبدالحميد : تعجّل بشيله .. قبل مايفوتن ثلاثين ليله

ناجي الفيتوري : أغبياء

Mohamed Ben Ghalbon : Grievance

د. فتحي العكاري : جوهر الصلاة ..

سليم الرقعي : ليبيا في مهب الريح!؟ (3)

مركز التوثيق الليبي : لعنة الله عليك ياهالة ..

Tuesday, 7 December, 2010: Libya is back in Bay Area federal court - and the North African country wants some money. The Libyan Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corp., a state-run media outlet, has again sued an individual in U.S. District Court for California’s Northern District, alleging copyright infringement in connection with videos posted to YouTube.com. Based in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the LJBC filed the lawsuit on Dec. 1 against a resident of Alexandria, Egypt, named Maher Adly Fadel. According to the complaint, Fadel allegedly posted copyrighted material to YouTube, which is owned by Mountain View-based Google Inc. [Business Journals] More
Tuesday, 7 December, 2010: There are 25 Nigerians on death row in Libya prisons and a lot more on the awaiting trial list. The Charge de Affairs Nigerian Embassy Tripoli Libya, Alhaji Abubakar Lemu disclosed this in an interview with Daily Sun in Libya. He said the Nigerian government in consultation with their state governors were doing everything possible to have them (those awaiting trial) returned through the prisoners exchanged programme. While regretting that the illegal entry through porous borders to Libya has continued to give Nigeria a bad name, Lemu pleaded with the Nigerian government to stop Nigerians from leaving their more lucrative jobs to become labourers and criminals in Libya. [Sun News Online] More
منصور عبد المجيد سيف النصر : رجـاء

يونس الهمالي بنينه : قصاصات تستحق الترجمة ، واستفسارات

رمضان جربوع : ويكَ لم تعد قادرا على الإخفاء .. ولا الاختفاء!

Monday, 6 December, 2010: THE British ambassador to Libya said the nation's business interests would have been "cut off at the knees" if the Lockerbie bomber was not released, according to a secret US cable published by Wikileaks. The dispatch - sent from the US embassy in Tripoli before the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi in August 2009 - reports the view expressed by the British ambassador at the time, Sir Vincent Fean. He is now the Consul-General in Jerusalem. According to German news magazine Der Spiegel, provided with prior access to the 250,000 US Embassy cables obtained by the whistle-blowing website, Sir Vincent was said to be relieved at news the Scottish Government was intending to release Megrahi as he was suffering from terminal cancer and expected to live less than three months. [Scotsman] More
Monday, 6 December, 2010: For American diplomats, Libya is a notorious hardship post. With his quirky habits, hard bargaining, whiny sons and Ukrainian nurses, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is far from easy to deal with -- and a master of political extortion. The "Great Leader" likes to wear jogging pants along with well-worn slippers and a shirt bearing a silhouette of Africa. He often fasts on Mondays and Thursday, and he usually lives in a simple house rather than the kind of Bedouin-style tent often associated with him. The floors in this house are creaky, the white walls are bare, and the household servants wear street clothes. Indeed, in private, 68-year-old Moammar Gadhafi -- the colonel, the leader of the Libyan revolution and the composer of the literary debut entitled "The Village, the Village, the Earth, the Earth and the Suicide of the Astronauts" -- is a very unassuming fellow. [Spiegel] More
Monday, 6 December, 2010: CAIRO (AP) — As it dismantled its nuclear weapons program, Libya sparked a tense diplomatic standoff with the United States last year when it refused to hand over its last batch of highly enriched uranium to protest the slowness of improving ties with Washington, leaked U.S. diplomatic memos reveal. The monthlong standoff, which has not previously been made public, was resolved only after a call from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Libya's foreign minister, apparently to underline Washington's commitment to warming relations. After the call, Libya allowed Russia to take away the uranium in December 2009. But for that month, U.S. officials issued frantic warnings that the 11.5 pounds (5.2 kilograms) of highly enriched uranium was vulnerable to start leaking or be stolen, since it was sitting at Libya's Tajoura nuclear facility with only a single armed guard. [AP] More
الشايب : المدرسة الليبية في ايرلندا بين اللجان الثورية والأمن الخارجي والمتربصين والاخوان (2)

محمد سيف النصر : المعارضون الليبيون .. وسياسة حسن النوايا

العرب : رواية "فرسان السعال" للروائية وفاء البوعيسى حكي مرعب ..

السنوسي بلاله : كلمات في الثورة الشعبية (1)

فرج الفاخري : هذا بلد معكوس!

سالم خليفة : من المستفيد من صراع الاخوين الفاضلين .. محمد المقريف .. و على زيدان

الساطور : الأستاذ علي الزيدان ؟!

الساطور : هلاك كلية طب الخمس

إبن الشاطىء : أعداء الكتاب والصحافة

الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : سبب هروب رئيس التشريفات

Sunday, 5 December, 2010: ABOUT 97 Ghanaians are languishing in Libyan jails for various alleged offences, according to official documentation. Chris Kpodo, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration who disclosed this on the floor of Parliament, however indicated that the actual number of Ghanaians in detention is yet to be ascertained. Answering a question from the Member of Parliament for Sunyani East, Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, on the efforts the government was making to secure the release and airlifting of over 640 Ghanaians in detention in Libya for allegedly attempting to stowaway from that country to Europe, the deputy minister said the ministry was making efforts to rescue the people affected. [Accra Mail] More
Sunday, 5 December, 2010: RABAT (Reuters) - Supporters of a top aide of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Thursday he was a victim of a power struggle inside the ruling elite, after France arrested him at the request of Libyan authorities. Nuri al-Mismari's arrest deprives Gaddafi of a confidante who witnessed at first hand how the North African country returned to international good graces after decades in isolation. He was arrested in Paris on Sunday after a request from Tripoli, which said he was suspected of embezzlement, the French Justice Ministry said late on Wednesday. France gave Libya 30 days to submit evidence backing its accusations. [Reuters] More
إبراهيم قويدر : مسألة التوريـث .. بين الاعتراض والترويـج

بعض طلبة وموظفي الكلية : هلاك كلية طب الخمس

نادي الباروني : النادي يشارك في اليوم العالمي للإيدز

محمد مصراتي : القرد والخنزير

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : كيف أصبحت ؟

د. الهادي شلوف : نوري المسماري مشكلة تستنزف النظام الليبي وتؤرقه

محمد بن احميدة : صور من تاريخ الوطن (7)

علي زيدان : تصويب آخر

اللجنة التحضيرية للملتقى العام للمعارضين الليبيين : إعلان عن تأسيس اللجنة

Saturday, 4 December, 2010: WASHINGTON - In the early morning of Nov. 25, 2009, a large Russian cargo plane left the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on a secret mission without its intended cargo. A small stockpile of spent nuclear fuel destined for disposal in Russia remained behind in a lightly guarded research center, apparently because of a fit of pique by Libya’s mercurial leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. In a frantic cable back to Washington, American officials in Tripoli warned of dire consequences unless the carefully brokered deal to remove the 5.2 kilograms (11.4 pounds) of highly enriched uranium stored in seven five-ton casks was quickly resurrected. If the enriched uranium “is not removed from the casks within three months, its rising temperature could cause the casks to crack... [New York Times] More
Saturday, 4 December, 2010: The family of released Lockerbie bomber Abdulbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi is preparing to sue Britain for false imprisonment, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi claimed last night. The Libyan leader said Megrahi remained “very ill” with prostate cancer following his controversial release by the Scottish Government on compassionate grounds in August last year, and blamed his poor health on intentional “neglect” he suffered in prison. Col Gaddafi said his family will mount a compensation claim once the 58-year-old dies. “After he passes away his family will demand compensation because he was deliberately neglected in prison,” he said. [Telegraph] More
Saturday, 4 December, 2010: A parliamentary control committee says the government failed to act as a collective body and did not cooperate closely enough in the handling of the Libya crisis. The flow of information between the different ministries was insufficient and individual ministers exceeded their authority, according to a report by a 13-member Senate committee in charge of overseeing the activities of the government and the federal administration. “The parliamentary control committee believes that cabinet ministers must not only abide by the laws of the collegial system but also honour the spirit of collegiality,” the report said. [Swiss Info] More
Saturday, 4 December, 2010: A teenager, who found herself in Tripoli, Libya, narrates her tortuous journey through the Sahara Desert, and how some desperate groups recruit young Nigerian girls for prostitution in the North African country to Comfort Oseghale Bola, a 15-year-old Senior Secondary School pupil in Ikorodu, Lagos, has had her world turned around in one month without preparing for it. While her peers were taking summer classes last August, she was one of several girls who were being transported in trucks across the Sahara Desert to Libya. She is, however, lucky to still be alive to tell the story. [The Punch] More
د. فتحي العكاري : لمن يُرْفع الآذان

أم أنس : إلى أمانة الصحة ( إبني مخنوق ماذا افعل؟ )

بين الصالحين : هكذا تكون النُصرة

د. مصطفى عبدالله : قارعوهم بالحجة إن إستطعتم

مركز التوثيق الليبي : ديرها يا عميرينا تربح ...

Friday, 3 December, 2010: Rabat (Reuters) - Supporters of a top aide of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Thursday he was a victim of a power struggle inside the ruling elite, after France arrested him at the request of Libyan authorities. Nuri al-Mismari's arrest deprives Gaddafi of a confidante who witnessed at first hand how the North African country returned to international good graces after decades in isolation. He was arrested in Paris on Sunday after a request from Tripoli, which said he was suspected of embezzlement, the French Justice Ministry said late on Wednesday. France gave Libya 30 days to submit evidence backing its accusations. [Reuters] More
Friday, 3 December, 2010: Tripoli/Cairo - French justice authorities reportedly Thursday were seeking more documents from Libya in the case of the arrest of the chief of protocol for leader Moammer Gaddafi. The request comes amid doubts and conflicting accounts of why the suspect, Nuri al-Mismari, had been travelling in France before he was arrested in a Paris suburb on Sunday. French radio reports Wednesday had disclosed the arrest, with justic officials acting on a request submitted by Libyan authorities accusing al-Mismari of embezzling public funds. Al-Mismari is now in detention, pending a decision by Paris whether to extradite him, and with France now seeking further information from Libya in the case. [M&C] More
Friday, 3 December, 2010: Manama (Reuters) - Libya acquired a stake Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth held in Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corporation (ABC), bringing its stake in Bahrain's second largest bank to almost 60 percent, the bank said on Thursday. The bank said in a regulatory filing that the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, sold its 17.7 percent stake in ABC to the central bank of Libya for an undisclosed sum. ABC had assets worth $26 billion on its balance sheet at the end of the third quarter. Libya is seeking to expand its investments in the Gulf's financial industry. It also owns a stake in Bahrain-based First Energy Bank. [Reuters] More
Friday, 3 December, 2010: The family of the Lockerbie bomber is preparing a compensation claim against Britain for false imprisonment, Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi revealed last night. He said the case against 58-year-old former secret serviceman Abdulbaset Ali Al-Megrahi had been fabricated by former Prime Minister Lady Thatcher and ex-US President Ronald Reagan. Gaddafi even suggested that CIA agents were behind the atrocity – a theory already advanced in a controversial film and a number of books. “These are the people who created this conspiracy,” he said. “The charges directed towards Libya were based on unfounded evidence in an attempt to weaken the Libyan Revolution and limit its resources and abilities.” [Daily Express] More
Friday, 3 December, 2010: Tripoli, (SANA)- Syria and Libya expressed on Tuesday desire in establishing joint investment projects in the oil and gas sectors. The two sides also agreed to enhance cooperation in terms of exchanging information and expertise and carrying out training programs for the Libyan cadres working in the petroleum sector in Syria. The meeting of Syrian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sufian Allao and Chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Shukri Mohammad Ghanem in Tripoli, the capital of Libya, came in the framework of promoting bilateral cooperation between the two countries. [SANA] More
Friday, 3 December, 2010: DOHA, Qatar, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The 12-member OPEC oil cartel isn't likely to press for output quotas, favoring a push for more compliance, a Libyan delegate said from Qatar. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meets next week in Ecuador. The cartel hasn't raised its production quota since December 2008 when oil prices were plummeting to record lows at the onset of the worldwide economic collapse. Shokri Ghanem, the top oil official from Libya, told delegates at a Doha conference that OPEC wasn't likely to change the quota at its Dec. 11 meeting in Ecuador, the Bloomberg news agency reports. [UPI] More
تعازي إلى آل العكاري

محمد يوسف المقريف : ردّ وتعقيب

أنور وسالم التختاش : شكر على تعازي

Thursday, 2 December, 2010: (Bloomberg) - Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s chief of protocol was arrested in France at the request of Libyan authorities, a spokesman for the French Ministry of Justice said. Nuri Al-Mismari was arrested on Nov. 28 on a provisional request by Libya and presented to the prosecutor’s office in Versailles the next day, ministry spokesman Bruno Badré said via telephone today. He will be held awaiting a formal extradition request from Libya, Badré said. The ministry spokesman said he didn’t have details on the reason for Libya’s request. [Businessweek] More
Thursday, 2 December, 2010: The Ukrainian parliament has adopted a law ratifying an agreement between the governments of Ukraine and Libya on the mutual protection of classified information. A total of 315 MPs out of the 422 registered in parliament's session hall on Wednesday voted for the law. The agreement, which was signed in Tripoli, Libya, in May 2009, stipulates the equivalent terms for the levels of classification that are used in Ukraine and Libya, the mechanism for changing or canceling them, procedures for mutually exchanging and working with classified information, and for the settlement of disputed issues. [Kyiv Post] More
نصر سعيد عقوب : وقفات مع مقال "مرجعية السيستاني واصلاح الصلابي" (1)

هالة المصراتي : ما بين الأمس والغد.. هي فوضى..!! (9)

وطني 100 : مساء الخير يا وطني

عيسى عبدالقيوم : حوار "المستقبل" يتجه الى الماضي!

Wednesday, 1 December, 2010: More than 40 European Union and African leaders met in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, for the third African Union-European Union Summit. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi chaired the summit, slamming international organizations, including the WTO, World Bank and the United Nations. Summit participants from both the European Union and the African continent stressed the theme of cooperation during several meetings Tuesday, but it was not clear if either side had the same vision of what that cooperation should look like. Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Gadhafi opened the two day summit in the Libyan capital, lashing out at the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, claiming they had done little during their years of existence to help developing countries. [VOA News] More
Wednesday, 1 December, 2010: Long known as a colourful figure in the public eye, Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi has extended his image as a maverick in the eyes of American diplomats whose private observations were made public this week. But the leaked memos from the diplomats reveal a side of Col. Gaddafi not known to many. Described for his eccentricities, Col. Gaddafi is said to have an intense dislike or fear of staying on upper floors, reportedly fears to fly over water, and cannot travel anywhere outside Libya without the company of his Ukrainian nurse. The revelations are contained in reports leaked on the Internet by Wikileaks, publisher of whistleblower information, which indicate that the US government has spied on foreign envoys, including some from Uganda, and other world leaders, using state department diplomats. Below is one such classified memo on Col. Gaddafi. [Monitor] More
Wednesday, 1 December, 2010: RWE Dea AG expects to invest “hundreds” of millions of dollars to start commercial production of oil in Libya over the next five years, a company executive said. The North African country will announce in a few days that RWE will begin commercial production on eight discoveries, Uwe Balasus-Lange, the German company’s general manager for new ventures, said today in an interview in Marrakech, Morocco. RWE is also looking at joint ventures and acquisitions for oil exploration opportunities in West Africa, Balasus-Lange said, declining to elaborate. The company plans to invest $3.6 billion in an offshore concession with BP Plc in Egypt, where it aims to increase output to 900 million standard cubic feet per day by the end of 2014, Balasus-Lange said. [Bloomberg] More
Wednesday, 1 December, 2010: Kiev - The 'voluptuous' Ukrainian nurse who accompanies Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi is purely there for his medical needs, and the pair are not lovers, her daughter insisted to a local newspaper Tuesday. In the tranche of WikiLeaks papers put on the web at the weekend, US Ambassador to Libya Gene A. Cretz said nurse Galyna Kolotnytska was one of Gaddafi's closest associates, and the only member of a four female nurse team who knew the Libyan leader's 'routine.' Kolotnytska, 38, is an experienced health professional and recent reports she and Gaddafi may be lovers are 'absolutely false,' said her daughter Tatyana Kolotnytska, according to a Segodnya newspaper article. [M&C] More
Wednesday, 1 December, 2010: President John Evans Atta Mills has admonished Ghanaians living in Libya to abide by the rules and regulations in that country in order to avoid deportation and prosecution. According to President Mills, although his government is ready to protect Ghanaians anywhere in the world, it is always challenging to do so if such persons refuse to observe the rules of their host countries. There have been several stories of Ghanaians who are constantly imprisoned wrongly in Libya, mishandled or sometimes executed for various offences some of which are not proven. As at now, many Ghanaians are believed to be languishing in Libyan jails for some minor offences and in some cases, they are not given trial. [Citi FM Online] More
Wednesday, 1 December, 2010: Libya (Tripoli) - Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger has called for greater energy cooperation between Europe and African states. Addressing the Africa-EU summit which opened in Tripoli on Monday, Spindelegger said that long-term energy solutions were the core of a successful fight against poverty, and for a "green economy". Austrian firms in particular were front-runners in environmentally-beneficial methods of production, he noted. Spindelegger stressed that African states were no longer "only exporters of raw materials", or conversely, simple import markets for other countries' products. Far more, they were "partners of Europe in important questions of the future". The foreign minister said that "we must not persist in mentalities which belong to the past". [Global Arab Network] More
Wednesday, 1 December, 2010: For a one-month period in late 2009 during the last stages of a Russian-U.S. effort to remove weapon-grade uranium from Libya, the security of some of the nuclear material was put at risk when a member of the Qadafi family demanded weapons and money from Washington, the Atlantic reported on Saturday (see GSN, April 27). Last November, the last of Libya's stockpile of highly enriched uranium -- about 11.5 pounds housed in seven casks -- was being prepared for transport on board a specially outfitted Russian airplane. One day before the material was scheduled to leave the North African state, however, Libyan officials announced that the material -- enough to build a radiological "dirty bomb" -- could not leave the country and the containers were left exposed with a small guard detail in a region where al-Qaeda operatives are still active. [Global Security Newswire] More
Wednesday, 1 December, 2010: LIBYAN leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has demanded £4billion to stop Europe turning “black”. The dictator warned that the EU could be swamped by Muslims unless Africa gets the cash to tackle illegal migration. He made the ultimatum at a two-day summit of European Union and African leaders in Libyan capital Tripoli. Col Gaddafi said: “We should stop this illegal immigration. “If we don’t, Europe will become black. “It will be overcome by people with different religions, it will change.” But UK Independence Party MEP Gerald Batten said: “The Libyan dictator demands equality for Africa, yet he is looking for a £4billion bribe to block mass migration.” [Daily Star] More
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