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Dr. Suaad al-Faituri : Photos : A Conference on "State Terrorism and Libya's Record of Human Rights"

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Sunday, 31 January, 2010: Moscow - Libya has struck a deal to buy Russian arms worth almost two billion dollars, Russian news agencies quoted Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as saying Saturday. "Yesterday (Friday), a contract worth 1.3 billion euros (1.8 billion dollars) was signed. It does not only involve firearms", Putin was quoted as saying by Ria Novosti and Interfax. Putin was speaking following a meeting with the head of the Izhmash factory, which manufactures Kalashnikov rifles. Russian officials said early this week that negotiations were underway with the Libyan Defence Minister Younes Jaber in Moscow over the sale of Russian weapons. The Russian prime minister did not specify the type of arms or military equipment involved in the deal. But a Russian diplomatic source told Interfax Tuesday however that Libya wanted to acquire 20 fighter planes, at least two S-300 air defence systems, several dozen T-90C tanks and other arms. [AFP] More
Sunday, 31 January, 2010: TRIPOLI, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A Libyan judge said on Saturday he would hand down his verdict in March on one of the two Swiss businessmen whose prosecution has caused a diplomatic row between Libya and Switzerland, their lawyer said. The cases of Max Goeldi and Rachid Hamdani have embarrassed the Swiss government, and unsettled some of the foreign investors who flocked to Libya after the oil producer emerged from international isolation. The trials, on charges of violating business rules, have been deadlocked for weeks because the two men refused to attend. Both have been staying inside the Swiss embassy in Tripoli, where the Libyan authorities have no jurisdiction. But the trial of Goeldi, head of Libyan operations for Swiss-Swedish engineering firm ABB (ABBN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research) moved forward on Saturday when he left the embassy to appear in court, his lawyer Salah Zahaf told reporters. [Reuters] More
Sunday, 31 January, 2010: One of the world's most respected clerics is to put pressure on the Libyan government to reveal what it knows about a political activist who has been missing for almost two decades. Desmond Tutu, the Nobel peace prize winner and former Archbishop of Cape Town, has called on Muammar Gaddafi's regime to "urgently clarify the fate and whereabouts of Jaballa Matar, a prominent political dissident". In a statement to be issued on Monday, Tutu notes that it is almost 20 years since Matar was abducted from Cairo and sent back to Libya. Smuggled letters, written between 1992 and 1995, have revealed that Matar was being held in Abu Salim, a political prison in Tripoli. A Human Rights Watch Report released last year claimed Matar had been seen in a Tripoli high-security prison in 2002, giving free speech activists fresh hope that he may still be alive. [The Guardian] More
Sunday, 31 January, 2010: Jack Straw was accused last night of trying to cover up details of talks he held with a BP lobbyist over an oil deal with Libya weeks before reversing a Government move to block the release of the Lockerbie bomber. The Secretary of State for Justice has turned down a Freedom of Information request from a Commons select committee to reveal whether, during two phone calls with the lobbyist, he agreed to include Abdelbaset al-Megrahi in Britain's Prisoner Transfer Agreement (PTA) with Libya. Mr Straw has admitted having two conversations with Sir Mark Allen, a former MI6 agent turned BP consultant, in the autumn of 2007. But he has insisted that "at no stage was any undertaking promised, hinted, given to the Libyans, that in return for an overall bilateral arrangement Mr Megrahi would be released". [The Independent] More
Sunday, 31 January, 2010: Deputy Head of the Higher Islamic Shiite Council Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan stressed that Lebanon should boycott the forthcoming Arab Summit that will be held in Libya. In an interview with An Nahar daily, Qabalan described Libya as "a hostile and tyrant state." Qabalan accused Libya of kidnapping AMAL's founder Imam Moussa Sadr and his companions in 1978. "Is that how we respect Imam Sadr and his Lebanese, Arab, and Islamic position?" added Qabalan, admonishing Lebanon's decision to participate in Libya's summit. As Qabalan hailed the inter-Arab reconciliations, he voiced refusal for them to happen "on expense of Imam Sadr's cause," adding that participation becomes legitimate if the case was solved before the occurrence of the summit and if the Lebanese officials put prior conditions on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to reveal the truth in Sadr's case. [Nahar Net] More
Sunday, 31 January, 2010: The African Union (AU) was to kick off its 14th summit Sunday, with a rift over Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's likely bid to keep the organisation's chair set to overshadow talks on the continent's many conflicts. The summit's official theme is information technology and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was expected to highlight the importance of putting the Millennium Development Goals back on their 2015 target. But the 53-member body's annual meeting at the Addis Ababa headquarters looked set to be hijacked by one of its most controversial leaders. Kadhafi was elected almost by default a year ago but set the tone for his tenure by claiming to be the "king of kings" and vowing to achieve the "United States of Africa" project he has championed for years. But his dream of a fully integrated continent, his pet craze since he pushed through the creation of the AU in 2001, still looks a tall order and the unease was palpable in the corridors of the Addis headquarters ahead of the summit. "Kadhafi's chairmanship has been very harmful to the AU's image, notably in the handling of political crises such as Madagascar and Guinea," said an official close to Jean Ping, who heads the body's main executive arm. [Hindustan Times] More
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المحامى المهدى صالح احميد : بيان عن تأسيس الجمعية الليبية للدفاع عن الحقوق والحريات

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الإتحاد الدستوري الليبي : أحداث يناير 1964 كما وردت في الوثائق السرية البريطانية

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الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا : بيان : اجتماع قيادي للجبهة

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Saturday, 30 January, 2010: It was always a risk for African nations to name Libya's Muammar Kaddafi as chairman of the African Union last February. True, he's no longer in the business of blowing up civilian airliners or attempting to build nuclear weapons, and the post was only for a year. How bad could it be? As his tenure as Brother Leader comes to a close, we finally have the answer: in his efforts to embarrass himself and the pan-African institution, he outdid even himself. This weekend probably marks the end of his term, as African heads of state gather in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. They're likely to reject a last-ditch Kaddafi effort to stay on in the AU's top post, for a very long list of reasons. [Newsweek] More
Saturday, 30 January, 2010: Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi may run for a second term as chairman of the African Union, plunging the organization’s conference next week into conflict as he pushes for greater unity on the continent, an AU official said. Other leaders will either persuade Qaddafi to step aside or there will be a battle at the conference in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, said the official, who declined to be identified because the reelection bid hasn’t been disclosed publicly. The conference starts on Jan. 31. Qaddafi is “trying to get support” to remain in the post, Delphine Lecoutre, a political scientist at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University, said in an interview yesterday. [Bloomberg] More
Saturday, 30 January, 2010: DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6c417d/libya_oil_and_gas) has announced the addition of the "Libya Oil and Gas Report Q1 2010" report to their offering. Business Monitor International's Libya Oil and Gas Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, oil and gas associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Libya's oil and gas industry. The latest Libya Oil & Gas Report from BMI forecasts that the country will account for 7.76% of African regional oil demand by 2014, while providing 16.77% of supply. African regional oil use of 2.98mn barrels per day (b/d) in 2001 rose to an estimated 3.60mn b/d in 2009. It should average 3.66mn b/d in 2010 and then rise to around 4.13mn b/d by 2014. Regional oil production was 7.84mn b/d in 2001, and in 2009 averaged an estimated 9.79mn b/d. It is set to rise to 12.52mn b/d by 2014. Oil exports are growing steadily. [Business Wire] More
Saturday, 30 January, 2010: CAIRO — Eight Egyptian fishermen drowned when their boat capsized off the Libyan coast, an Egyptian security official told AFP on Friday. The small fishing boat had left the Egyptian port town of Al-Salloum near the border with Libya on Thursday when it capsized due to bad weather and high waters, the official said. "Eight people died. One person survived after being pulled out of the water by the crew of another boat," the official said. The accident happened in Libyan waters and the survivor was taken to Al-Salloum, he said. Hundreds of people, mainly African and Arab migrants trying to get to Europe, have died off the Mediterranean coast in bad weather. [AFP] More
Saturday, 30 January, 2010: A diplomatic row has broken out at the African Union over attempts to extend Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's chairmanship of the organisation. The role rotates every year on a regional basis and southern Africa has picked Malawi as its candidate. But Tunisia has now floated a proposal before a heads of state summit next week suggesting Col Gaddafi stay on. The BBC's Uduak Amimo in Addis Ababa says some diplomats have been angered by the pressure. A Malawian diplomat told our correspondent the country would not give up its candidature without a fight. But she says it is a delicate issue and diplomats at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa are reluctant to speak on the record about the negotiations. [BBC] More
Saturday, 30 January, 2010: Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has said the southern African country was qualified to lead the African Union and that he was ready to take up the mantle. "The chairmanship of the African Union is rotational," Mutharika told journalists before departing for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the summit at which he has been earmarked to take over the chairmanship of the continental grouping from the Libyan leader, Muammar Kadhafi. He said: "The Southern African region, through SADC (the Southern African Development Community), has elected Malawi and therefore we are looking forward to be nominated." [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 30 January, 2010: (ANSAmed) - ROME, JANUARY 29 - Libyans should invest in Italy and, if they are young, they should move there and marry there. The invitation was made by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi during his speech before the Peoplés General Congress, when he affirmed that "Italy is a friend and welcomes Libyans and I encourage you to go to Europe and above all to Italy, which is a friend, to invest their", quoted the Libyan agency Jana. "From many points of view", Gaddafi added, "you should gather courage and go to Italy, where we have decided to integrate with each other. They need us and we need them". The Libyan leader then stated that "integration will not occur by force or with fleets, or through colonialism, so why use force if the will is reciprocal?". Gaddafi did not limit himself to giving advice on the theme of financial investments, but also urged young Libyans to move to Europe and in particular to Italy. [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 30 January, 2010: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, JANUARY 29 - Libyàs Justice Minister, Mustapha Abdeljalil, in a declaration of Libyan radio and television, affirmed the desire to resign from his post because of the impossibility of overcoming the "obstacles" that impede the release of 300 prisoners whose innocence has already been established. The unexpected announcement came yesterday from Sirte, from the sidelines of the annual meeting of the Peoplés General Congress, Libyàs legislative body. The minister, on live television and radio, spoke of "the failure of the judicial system" and of "impotence in the face of obstacles that are keeping 300 innocent people in prison". Abdeljalil also declared "having seen prisoners sentenced to death released without the consent of the victim's families". Libyàs leader Muammar Gaddafi, also from Sirte, where he participated in a part of the meeting of the congress, in his speech broadcast on State radio and television, in commenting on the minister's resignation statement limited himself to saying "he is not well informed" on the 300 prisoners and that "amnesty had been declared" for those sentenced to death. [ANSAmed] More
جلال المبروك البسيوني : رسالة إلي سيف رئيس مؤسسة نهب خيرات الشعب الليبي بالسيف

رويترز : القذافي : أعضاء القاعدة سيبقون في السجون     اجدابيا نت : مريم العجيلي : أنا.. تلك

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محمد مصراتي : بدعة القراءة     د. فتحي العكاري : معالم حضارية إنسانية لأهالي درنة

Friday, 29 January, 2010: A pre-summit meeting of African foreign ministers has opened with a Libyan call for prompt action to realize Moammar Gadhafi's dream of a continental federation. Ministers are preparing for a summit of African leaders beginning Sunday. Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa told the African Union Executive Council the organization must redouble efforts to create a federation, which he called the United States of Africa. When he was elected AU chairman a year ago, Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi said he would use his one-year term to further his dream of a continental government. He outlined a plan for a federation that would have a single African military force, a single currency and a single passport for Africans to move freely. [VOA] More
Friday, 29 January, 2010: TRIPOLI - Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi said on Thursday the concept of civil society has no place in his country, just as a panel headed by his son Seif al-Islam was about to propose a law permitting the creation of non-governmental organisations. In a televised address to the General People's Congress (GPC), Kadhafi said the idea of a civil society "is a bourgeois culture and an imitation of the West that has no place here. In the West, a distinction is made between "an official govermental society and a civil society (made up of) non governmental institutions," he said, while in Libya society is "entirely civil." [AFP] More
Friday, 29 January, 2010: TRIPOLI - Libyan Justice Minister Mustafa Abdeljalil said on Thursday he wants to resign because of "hindrances" and his inability to secure freedom for hundreds of prisoners who have been found innocent. "I can no longer continue in office because of difficulties and hindrances I am unable to surmount," he told the annual conference of the General People's Congress, or parliament, broadcast on state television. Abdeljalil cited, among other things, "the inability of the justice ministry to implement rulings that found 300 Libyan prisoners innocent who are still languishing in jail." He also said some prisoners on death row had been freed without his authorisation or the agreement of their victims' families, as called for under Islamic laws. But Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, who spoke after Abdeljalil, called the minister's comments "inadequate." "It turns out that the prisoners mentioned by the justice minister are Al-Qaeda terrorists. [AFP] More
Friday, 29 January, 2010: Libya will keep up to 300 al Qaeda members in prison indefinitely after they have completed their jail sentences to stop them staging fresh attacks, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Thursday. "These people are heretics. They are followers of (Osama) Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri. They killed a number of civilians and police," Gaddafi told a gathering of his top legislative body, referring to al Qaeda's two global commanders. "It is a necessity to keep them in prison. They are very dangerous as they are ready to resume killing people in our streets here or travel to Algeria or Egypt or elsewhere to stage attacks," he said in remarks broadcast on state television and monitored in Rabat. It was not immediately clear if Gaddafi's comments marked an end to a government policy of seeking reconciliation with jailed leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a radical group with has had ties to al Qaeda. [Reuters] More
Friday, 29 January, 2010: The Governor of the Libyan Central Bank (BCL), Ferhat Ben Gdhara said the country's economy has not been affected by the world financial crisis because of the financial policies adopted by the country, chief of which is avoiding dependency on foreign countries and loans from international financial institutions, PANA reported from here Wednesday. Speaking Tuesday at Sirte (central Libya) before the Libyan General People's Congress (CGP - the highest legislative authority) which opened its annual meeting for the collation of decisions taken by the Grassroots People's Congress (the high est authority), Gdhara pleaded for the need to reduce dependence on oil, which is the main earner to cover public expenditures. [African Manager] More
Friday, 29 January, 2010: (ANSAmed) - Tripoli, Jan 28 - Max Goeldi, one of the two Swiss business men sentenced to 16 months in jail for "illegally residing" in Libya, has been summoned to appear before the Court of Appeals today, while on January 31 the tribunal will be examining the position of the other Swiss national sentenced alongside him, Rachid Hamdani, who appeared in the Court of Appeals on Sunday. In a statement to the press, the lawyer of the two men, Salah Zahaf, said that his clients had decided to go to court "because they had received guarantees from the Gaddafi Foundation" under Seif Al Islam, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafìs son. The two Swiss nationals in Tripoli are also making use of German mediation. Diplomatic sources in Libya have confirmed that Max Goeldi will also be escorted to the court today by diplomats from the German embassy in Tripoli. The two, who sought refuge in the Swiss embassy, have been in Libya since July 19 and received their first sentence - to 16 months - on November 30. [ANSAmed] More
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علي البوسيفي : عصابة الحصان الأسود وموجة المعارضة الليبية

أبو أيوب الأثري : تبيان الجهل والبهتان في رد السعيطي على ملاحظات كهلان (7)

عبيد أحمد الرقيق : أمريكا عندما ينكشف غطائها..!

د. مصطفى عبدالله : لكل ظالم نهاية

محمد سحيم : الزقاق الرائع     فوزي عبدالحميد : أضرار الشركات السويسرية بالليبيين

رمضان جربوع : تقاريرات مشكوكات؟     طارق القزيري : من يحاكم فيلدرز المسلم؟       

Thursday, 28 January, 2010: The Times has obtained a lengthy letter by the son of Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi to the president of Germany, complaining about the European nation's support for Israel. Saif Islam Kadafi, the 38-year old son of Libya's long-ruling leader and the president of the Libyan charity Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, said in the letter that he was troubled by alleged plans by the German government to provide Israel with more high-tech naval warships -- a deal he claimed would be paid for by German taxpayers. In the letter (PDF 1 MB), he rebuked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for providing Israel with more offensive military capacity. "We have read with great surprise about the news reports indicating that the German government will support the state of Israel by offering gifts in the form of a sophisticated submarine and two missile boats," said the letter, published on the stationery of the foundation he heads.[LA Times] More
Thursday, 28 January, 2010: MOSCOW (UPI) -- Libya is poised to pick up more than $2 billion worth of Russian arms, focusing mainly on a fleet of 200 fighter planes, Russia's Interfax news agency reports. The report comes hot on the heels of a key visit to Russia by Libya's defense minister, Gen. Abu-Bakr Yunis Jaber. The visit signals the latest show of renewed cooperation between Russia and the once pariah state of North Africa. "Libya is ready to buy around 20 fighter planes, at least two divisions of S-300PMU2 air defense systems and several dozen T-90S tanks from Russia, and also to modernize more than 70 tanks and other weapons," Interfax reported citing unidentified military sources. Officials on both sides have refused to openly concede the deal, which local media, including the reputable Vedomosti newspaper, put the contract at $2 billion. [UPI] More
Thursday, 28 January, 2010: Preparations for a semi-annual African Union summit are being overshadowed by Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's attempt to overturn the tradition of a rotating chairmanship and to remain as AU chief. Senior African diplomats gathering for the continental summit in Ethiopia's capital say Colonel Gadhafi is waging a well-financed campaign to keep his post as African Union chairman. The issue will be decided in a closed session of AU heads of state at the opening summit session Sunday. By tradition, the chairmanship is awarded by geographical rotation among Africa's five regions. Last year, the northern African countries nominated Mr. Gadhafi. This year it is southern Africa's turn, and the countries of the region have nominated Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutarika. A Malawian diplomat expressed confidence the nomination would be approved. [VOA News] More
Thursday, 28 January, 2010: The UK Government did not keep Scotland "in the dark" over plans to include the Lockerbie bomber in a prisoner-transfer deal with Libya, Justice Secretary Jack Straw has said. Terminally ill Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi eventually had a transfer application rejected by the Scottish Government but was released to his home country on compassionate grounds five months ago. A deal on prisoner-transfer was agreed between the UK and Libya in 2007 - but First Minister Alex Salmond hit out after discovering that talks were being held on the issue. [UK Press] More
Thursday, 28 January, 2010: (OpenPR) - Consultancy House has joined Russell Bedford International as the global accounting network's correspondent firm in Libya. Consultancy House is an accounting, tax and financial consultancy practice, associated with Bader Al-Hasse & Co., one of the longest established local firms of chartered accountants in Libya. The practice has three partners, Bader Abdalla Al-Hasse, Abdalla Hamed and Akram Abdalla. Bader Abdalla Al-Hasse, the founder and senior partner, is a chartered accountant with 39 years of professional experience covering accounting, auditing, tax, liquidations and consultancy. He is a member of the Libyan Certified and Public Accountants Union and a member of the Arab Society of Certified Public Accountants. Abdalla Hamed is the general manager of Consultancy House. [Open PR] More
Thursday, 28 January, 2010: (ANSAmed) - ROME, JANUARY 27 - Seven days to prepare what perhaps was the most important mission of Italian entrepreneurs and investors to Libya: one week was the amount of time that elapsed between the official communication of the mission and the delegation's departure, after the government in Tripoli asked the Italian Foreign Ministry and Assafrica & Mediterranean (the operative branch of the Confindustria in the region) to organise a visit on January 23 of top-level business representatives from the country, ranging from giants in the infrastructure sector to small and medium enterprises. Relations between Italy and Libya, reports Assafrica, have never been so positive economically and even the issues of the credit owed to 110 Italian companies seems to have been resolved, even if the distance between what is being offered by Tripoli (450 milion euros) and the money owed to Italian businesses (650 million euros) appears far apart; a gap can be closed because now the difference is the Italian government's "problem". [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 28 January, 2010: SANA'A, Jan. 27 (Saba) - Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Muthana met here on Wednesday the acting of the Libyan Arab Brotherhood office in Sana'a Saleh al-Marghani. The meeting was held on the occasion of ending al-Marghani's term as an ambassador of Libya to Yemen. During the meeting, Muthana and al-Marghani have discussed the bilateral relations and how to enhance them. [SABA News] More
الإجدابي : جمعة الفاخري : لا خليفة له     الإجدابي : صالحة اشتيوي : الطموح

      مواطن ليبي : من بيع الدلاع إلى بيع سيارات المرسيدس

ESPN : Portsmouth Reject Gaddafi Jnr Takeover Rumours

اليوم السابع : معاريف : نجل القذافى ينوى شراء نادى بورتسموث

علي جود : رسالة من سيف الإسلام القذافي للمستشارة الألمانية ميركل

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : اجتماع في مقر الجامعة العربية لمناقشة اقتراح قمة ثقافية عربية

محمد ابراهيم سالم : لمصلحة من يشتغل هذا "العبد"

زعيمة بنت الوطن : الإعلام الليبي متهم حتى..

علي الخليفي : صائد الخنازير.. صفحة من كتاب الذلّ

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010: Libya's defense minister arrived in Moscow on Tuesday for talks that Russian media said could result in a $2 billion defense contract including 20 jets. Officials in the Libyan Embassy in Moscow confirmed that Major General Abu-Bakr Yunis Jabr was making the trip but declined to discuss the likelihood of a deal, saying only that a news conference might be scheduled for Wednesday. "Libya is ready to buy around 20 fighter planes, not less than two divisions of S-300PMU-2 air defense systems, several dozen T-90S tanks from Russia, and also to modernize more than 140 T-72 tanks and other weapons," Interfax reported, citing what it called "a military-diplomatic source." Vedomosti reported that the package could be worth up to $2 billion, citing sources who said the sale of the S-300 systems was "practically agreed." [The Moscow Times] More
Wednesday, 27 January, 2010: According to The Mirror, Saadi Gaddafi - son of Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi - could be the man to rescue Portsmouth. The Fratton Park outfit are around £60 million in debt, and Gaddafi Jnr - who is the president of the Libyan Football Federation - is allegedly in the midst of discussions with the club's current owner, Ali Al Faraj. An unnamed source is quoted as saying: “Colonel Gaddafi’s son Saadi first expressed an interest in taking over from Al Faraj at the end of last year. “That has gathered pace since the Revenue issued their winding-up order and the deal is 95 per cent done. “Al Faraj is keen to sell because he knows he cannot afford to finance the debts and does not want his reputation in the Middle East to suffer by presiding over a club that goes bankrupt. [Goal] More
Wednesday, 27 January, 2010: Sirte - A close friend of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who helped steer the Opec member out of diplomatic isolation became head of the country's top legislative body on Tuesday. Mohamed Abdul Quasim al-Zwai, who was Libya's first envoy to Britain after the two countries renewed diplomatic relations in 1999, replaced Moubarek Abdallah al Shamekh as secretary of the secretariat of the General People's Congress (GPC) after a vote. The GPC names the government and is the top consultative body in Gaddafi's system of grass-roots government in which political parties are banned. The secretariat, which was cut to seven members from 12 this week to streamline decision making, coordinates the GPC's agenda and deliberations. [IOL] More
Wednesday, 27 January, 2010: Hidden among the Idehan Ubari - the Ubari Sand Sea in south-east Libya - are some of the most extraordinary sights to be found in the Sahara. I have seen photographs but nothing prepares me for the view when our four-wheel-drive stops on the crest of a sand dune. The slope falls away in front of us down to an extraordinarily deep blue lake fringed with palms and flowering grasses. The contrast between the palette of sands whose golden colours change subtly with the play of sunlight upon them, is breathtaking. This is Gebraoun, one of the three Ubari lakes that still have water - many others have sadly dried up over the years. On the southern shores a sand dune rises up hundreds of metres but on the flatter northern bank is a small camp for visitors. [NZ Herald] More
منصور العجالي : شبابـيك     كامل الهادي عراب : لحظة أمان

أبو أحمد : رشفة من فنجان قهوة (1)

صفحات من كتاب ( المقاومة الليبية ضد الاحتلال الايطالي في الجزء الغربي ) ـ تأليف : علي البوصيري علي (1)

حسن المنصوري : شجرة الليبيين المباركة في (توسان)

سعدون إسماعيل السويح : وداعا أيها الفارس النبيل

Tuesday, 26 January, 2010: Malawi is scheduled to take over the rotating African Union presidency from Libya at an AU summit next week. But, delegates gathering for pre-summit sessions are expecting the unexpected from the outgoing president, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Libya's year as president of the African Union is about to come to an end. Or at least it is supposed to. Since the organization was founded, the presidency has rotated yearly by geographical region. Last year it was Libya's turn as the candidate of North Africa. This year, is is southern Africa's turn, and Malawi has been chosen by the regional grouping, known as SADC, to take the job. Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutarika has signaled he is ready to take up the post. But as pre-summit talks began Monday, the question on everyone's lips is whether Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will find a way to stay on. [VOA News] More
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010: HONG KONG (Commodity Online) : North African country Libya's sovereign fund has bought the most shares in world’s largest aluminium producer, Russia’s RusAl's initial public offering. Libyan Investment Authority bought 1.43% of RusAl stock for $300 million while Russia's national development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) paid $663 million for a 3.15% stake in RusAl. Trade commodities or equities from across the globe. Join Now RusAl sold 10.6% of its shares in the IPO and raised $2.24 billion. RusAl's IPO was the first share offering by a Russian company in Asia. Libyan Investment Authority, which manages assets worth more than $65 billion, will become RusAl's second largest minority shareholder after VEB. [Commodity Online] More
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010: Travel Agent magazine recently had the opportunity to catch up with Glenn Carroll, senior vice president of sales and marketing for CHI Hotels and Resorts, which owns both the Corinthia and Ramada Plaza line of hotels. Carroll brought us up to date with some recent changes at the chain’s hotels. ..... Also due to open this year, the five-star Corinthia Hotel Benghazi will be the first five-star hotel in Libya’s second-most important city. The hotel’s 360 rooms will include a number of executive bedrooms, suites and a presidential suite. But, Carroll warned, partying clients will probably want to stay away—there will not be a bar in the hotel, and no alcohol will be permitted on the premises (or, for that matter, anywhere in the country). Also, all entertainment and news in Libya is filtered through governmental censors, so “information can be lacking,” as Carroll said. [Travel Agent Central] More
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010: A political analyst says Libya has recently made significant strides in addressing human rights violations and described the latest Human Rights Watch report as “unfair.” Sami Zaptia, also a Libyan economist, said President Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi’s government should be given some credit for its efforts at improving human rights. “To be fair to Libya, " he said, "we are starting from a very low base, but when we take everything into consideration (the) facts are very clear that Libya has come a long way." "Let me point to one very big example, the Busleem Prison case. Libya has done quite a lot, personally, with the leadership of Brother Saif Gaddafi, to open that file… this is something that in the old days would have never happened,” he said. [VOA News] More
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010: The famous Belgian rally pilot Grégoire de Mevius, who terminated his sporting career as a rally pilot in 2005, has decided, by participating in the Libya Rally, to taste again the beauty and the adventure that African rallies offer. The man who was twice World Champion in the N-group, Belgian rally champion in 1995 and one of the best pilots in the Dakar for 9 years, will participate in the Libya Rally in the "adventure" category, driving a Manx Buggy. [Marathon Rally] More
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010: Two private newspapers in Libya - Oyia and Qurayna, published by the Al-Ghad Media Group which is close to one of the sons of the Libyan leader, have disappeared from the news stands following the decision of the board to continue with only its on-line editions and the government immediately said it was not involved in the shut down. The board of directors of the company, which comes under the control of the Kadhafi Development Foundation (FKD), chaired by Kadhafi's son Seif Ul-Islam Mouammar Kadhafi, decided at an emergency meeting on Thursday to stop the printed version of the two newspapers but to continue only with the on-line versions. [Afrique Jet] More
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010: Libya has adopted a 2010-2013 (three-year) development p lan for industrialization, estimated at 3,393 billion Libyan dinars (1,230 Libya n dinars = US$ 1), according to the Libyan People's General Committee for Industr y , Economy and Trade. Under the plan, to be funded by the trade bank, the Libyan private sector and fo reign financial institutions in the country, 2,191 projects that will create 25, 1 67 jobs for Libyans will be executed. Drawn up by the industrial and economic research centres in collaboration with c ommissions made up of various industry experts and other investments institution s , the plan aims at making a change likely to speed up the economic development o f the country. [African Manager] More
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010: GAZA CITY: A senior Hamas leader confirmed on Saturday that the movement has received a Libyan invitation to send its representatives to Tripoli to meet with Libyan officials over Palestinian national reconciliation, a report said. The Jerusalem-based "Al-Manar" newspaper also quoted a Libyan official sources as saying that the Fatah movement would soon receive a similar invitation. The same sources said this step came in the framework of Libyan efforts to support Palestinian reconciliation. It is worth mentioning that Hamas' chief Khalid Meshaal has recently visited Libya and met there with senior Libyan officials. [Arab News] More
أسعد العقيلي : الامن القومي الليبي.. عظًم الله أجركم

صفحات من كتاب ( إنقلاب القذافي : الدور الإسرائيلي ) ـ تأليف : د. محمد المقريف (2)

هيومن رايتس ووتش : مصر و ليبيا: عام من الانتهاكات الجسيمة     هيومن رايتس ووتش : ليبيا : أحداث في 2009

  بوفا : (الأمين) يقرر!؟     الحيران : هل القرآن عربي مبين؟

د. سعاد الفيتوري : هويتي وانتمائي     د. علي الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (27) 

      طالب : حقيقة إتحاد طلبة فرنسا... عصابة أم طلبة     محمد حمد : مطالب الطلبة الليبيين في الساحة الأسترالية

علاء الدرسي : اعتصام أهالي ضحايا بوسليم يوم السبت 23/1/2010     علاء الدرسي : لقطات من الاعتصام

سليم الرقعي : هل الحريات في ظل الإحتلال أفضل منها في ظل الإستقلال!؟

Monday, 25 January, 2010: DUBAI (Zawya Dow Jones)--Libya's top oil official said Sunday he expects crude oil prices to remain between $70-80 a barrel in 2010 and Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, including Libya, should aim at improving their production quota compliance this year. "I would like compliance to be 100% but I will compromise for 90% or 85%," Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Co., or NOC, told Zawya Dow Jones in a telephone interview. "Anything above 85% is acceptable." Ghanem said Libya was among those OPEC members exceeding its quota "but we are doing our best to comply. [WSJ] More
Monday, 25 January, 2010: CAIRO - Egypt must revoke its "draconian emergency law" and Libya should free unjustly detained prisoners, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. "Both Egypt?s and Libya?s human rights records will come under intense scrutiny by the UN Human Rights Council in 2010," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. Whitson was in Cairo to present the world report review of countries in the Middle East, entitled "Egypt and Libya: A Year of Serious Abuses" which details the state of human rights in 2009. "Egyptian security services need to understand that their thuggery confirms the international image of Egypt as a police state, while Libyan security forces continue to dominate political space in Libya in an atmosphere of fear," she said. She called on Egypt to repeal the emergency law... [AFP] More
Monday, 25 January, 2010: Two Libyan newspapers that are closely linked to the country's reformist camp said they have been forced to suspend publication, but officials denied that politics was involved. The newspapers are affiliated to Saif al-Islam, a reform-minded son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who, analysts say, is competing with a conservative old guard for control over the levers of power in the oil-producing country. The rivalry in Libya between reformers and conservatives is watched closely by Western oil majors. They have invested billions of dollars in oil and gas projects and worry these could be jeopardised by shifts in the political landscape. The Al Ghad media company, owner of the Oea and Quryna papers, said it had been under pressure from the state-controlled printing press and from officials unhappy about an article in Oea predicting a government reshuffle. [IOL]
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Monday, 25 January, 2010: Syrian President Bashar Assad met Sunday afternoon in Tripoli with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Official Syrian news agency SANA reported that the two leaders stressed during the meeting that Arab countries must overcome their differences in order to promote their shared interests. "The challenges facing the Arab nation, and especially the oppressing blockade imposed by the Israeli occupation authorities on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the obstacles placed by Israel ahead of achieving peace in the region, obligate all Arab countries to overcome the differences and stand together in a way which will boost the joint Arab activity," the two leaders said in a joint statement. "We must leave the next Arab summit with results which will serve the Arab interests and realize the aspirations of the Arab people". [YNet News]
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Monday, 25 January, 2010: The UN refugee agency has "serious grounds for concern" over the situation of illegal immigrants in Libya, after hearing accounts of "appalling" detention conditions, instances of abuse and exposure to sexual harassment. Reacting to a recent report by the Jesuit Refugee Service, which was rubbished as "propaganda" by Libyan Foreign Minister Mousa Kousa during his visit to Malta last Wednesday, a UNHCR spokesman said this was one of several reports highlighting the problematic situation. "References to discrimination, mistreatment and sub-standard conditions are common to most of these reports," he said. JRS' report, based on interviews with migrants who reached Europe, spoke of death, violence and racism as being the order of the day in Libya. The migrants claimed they were refused medical care and fed just two bread rolls a day. However, due to restricted access, the UNHCR could not report on specific episodes in Libya where they had witnessed violence or degrading treatment. [Times of Malta]
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      ليبي حر : المحامي الفاسد وعضو النيابة المرتشي     جمال عبدالدائم : عندما تسرق السلطة علاوة على الثروة

الشرق الأوسط : سيف الإسلام القذافي يصطاد الخنزير     الشرق الأوسط : وقف الطبعة الورقية من صحيفتي "أويا" و "قورينا"

محمد بعيو المصراتي : لماذا لا تقرأون سلمان رشدي؟

د. فتحي العكاري : الإسلام يحتضر فى الصين

طالب : كاشيك المراقب المالي فى مدرسة ماليزيا يستقيل     ولد الشيخ : المنارة وتغييب الحقائق

صلاح عجينة : أحمد إبراهيم الفقيه.. يتورط أكثر في قضية د. عصفور

إبراهيم قويدر : المفاهيم الخاطئة     أمارير : الهويّات القاتلة ، (أو انتحار البربر) (2)           

د. مصطفى الزائدي : وما أدراك ما العزوف     عيسى عبدالقيوم : طوبى لمن فاقت إنجازاته تجاوزاته

كونتا : اليوم الملعون     د. سالم الناصري : هل فعلا يوجد جهة عليا تقوم بتدريب الأطباء..؟ (2)

فوزي عبدالحميد : نادي الخيانة يقوم بزيارة لنادي المخابرات

أ. ل. : مسلسل الفساد في قطاع التعليم     ي. ف. : أساتذة ليبيون فى بريطانيا وأمانة التعليم     الغزال : لا للعنصرية

Sunday, 24 January, 2010: Libya's taxation services recorded some 2.69 billion Libyan dinars as revenue during 2009 from taxes on economic activities and inland revenue stamps, according to a report by the Libyan General Taxation Office. The figures quoted the Libyan newspaper, Oyia, say the cash revenues from tax services recorded over the first 10 months of 2009 reached 2.370 billion dinars. Taxes called 'djihad' are estimated at 176 million dinars wh ile the taxes on revenues are put to 147 million dinars. The taxation Office says that revenues generated through taxes had increased from 847 million FCFA in 2003 to 2.3 billion dinars in 2008 despite the reduction of the tax rate of 46% because of the new legislations. [Afrique Jet] More
Sunday, 24 January, 2010: If Tripoli is your first sight of Libya, prepare to be dazzled. Literally. The Bride of the Sea, as she is evocatively known to Tripolines, is stunningly white – an unforgettable feature of arrival here for as long as anyone can remember. Try this traveller’s view from 700 years ago: ‘When we approached, we were blinded by the brilliance of the buildings, from which the burning rays of the sun were reflected. I was convinced that rightly is Tripoli called the White City.’ Gleaming, Tripoli rises before you, staring out across the Mediterranean with insouciance and swagger, sweltering under a shameless sun just as she has for the three millennia since the seafaring Phoenicians established a trading post here. [High Life] More
تعازي إلى آل بن غزي

محمد المغبوب : كل شيء على ما يرام يا سيدي

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (17)

الزنتاني حر : رد على ما كتب المدعو أحمد عياد بخصوص الأخوين الساطور والاجدابي

محمد سحيم : الكذب المنجِز     رمضان جربوع : الإستقلال الموهوم والغربة في الوطن

واحد : مركز الرواق يختتم دورة التبلعيط الإبداعي (الكورت)     طالب : رسالة إلى خبير الشئون الثقافية بلندن

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : النكتة.. تعبير عن معاناة الناس وطموحاتهم

المجتمع المدني : تجذير الوعي بالمواطنة ـ حوار مع د. محمود جبريل

صفحات من كتاب ( إنقلاب القذافي : الدور الإسرائيلي ) ـ تأليف : د. محمد المقريف (1)

Saturday, 23 January, 2010: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who lives next door to a sprawling East Palisade Avenue estate owned by the Libyan government, says he wants to raise up to $6 million to purchase the property and turn it into a Jewish learning center. Boteach - who is suing the Libyan Mission to the United Nations, claiming that construction work on the 4-acre estate damaged his property - said he is contemplating starting a capital development fund. “I have no idea if this idea will prove feasible, but I am very serious about exploring it in a positive way to end the standoff with the Libyans, increase the dissemination of family and spiritual values in America, and have the Libyan Mission return to the proximity of the United Nations... [North Jersey] More
Saturday, 23 January, 2010: You can read the full text of Secretary Clinton's address on Internet freedom here as well as commentary from Evgeny Morozov and highlights on The Cable. I was able to attend the speech at the Newseum and from where I sat, Clinton's speech seemed impressive in its acceptance of the nuances and ambiguities of Internet policy, but the vision Clinton sketched out seemed underdeveloped and lacking teeth ..... A telling moment came during the brief Q&A session that followed Clinton's remarks when the operator of a U.S.-based website supporting democracy in Libya told Clinton that his site had come under multiple attacks from hackers in recent months and asked how the U.S. could help. Clinton told him that they were studying the issue and invited his participation. [Foreign Policy] More
Saturday, 23 January, 2010: Russia is looking to sign a series of contracts for the delivery of fighter jets and air-defense systems to Libya, a defense industry official said on Friday. Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, deputy head of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation, said the contracts could be signed on January 26-27, when Libyan Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Younis Jaber visits Russia. "We believe that the visit will not be purely political, but will also enable us to sign contracts for the delivery of arms and military equipment," Dzirkaln said. "A large delegation will arrive, including specialists on air defense," he said. "Something should be signed." He added that Russia had also offered Libya assistance in the modernization and maintenance of Soviet-made equipment, which was still in "good repair." [RIAN] More
Saturday, 23 January, 2010: The Libyan National Oil company (NOC) announced on Thursday that seven new oil and gas deposits were discovered in 2009 in the country. The report on activities in the oil sector released on the internet site of NOC, stressed that the oil companies which discovered those deposits were, the Austrian company, Woodside, which discovered an oil deposit in the basin of Ghadamis, about 900 km South of Tripoli and the Canadian company, Vernex which discovered a gas deposit in Ghadamis. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 23 January, 2010: The Libyan charity association, Watassimou, and the managing committee of the Organization of Arab Family, on Thursday in Tripoli, held preparatory meeting for the conference on Solidarity with Arab Family in the Age of Globalisation scheduled for 6-8 March in Libya. The preparatory meeting, held under the topic: 'An Arab initiative aiming at protecting, strengthening capacities and development', brought together the secretary-general of the organization, Houda Youssef, the chairman and the members of its boards of directors, the executive secretary of Watassouma, Ahmed Kajaman, and the chairman of the prepar atory commissions for the conference. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 23 January, 2010: The visit in Malta by the Libyan President Muammar Gaddhafi was welcome but Malta should ask Libya to sign and ratify the Geneva Convention, Alternattiva Demokratika (AD) stated. AD’s spokesperson for EU and International Affairs Arnold Cassola, said: "The Libyan government should give a clear signal to the world that the behaviour of the past is over and that it is now ready to sign and ratify the Geneva Convention". AD Chairperson Michael Briguglio added: "It is in everybody's interest that Libya respects basic human rights. Once this is ascertained, migrants would be able to apply for their refugee status in Libya itself and then be able to move in a regular and safe manner to other countries around the world without having to cross over to Malta and to other countries in dangerous conditions..." [DI-VE] More
ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : بنغازي     د. محمد بالروين : من مفهوم الهندسة السياسية (2)

سالم بن عمار : وقفات مع المتصيّدين للعيوب

بشير السني المنتصر : من الذاكرة : الأستاذ الكبير خليفة محمد التليسي

فرج بوالعَـشّة : "سي" عمر المختار شيخ المقاومة الجهادية (10)

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : بشر لا ينتمون للبشر

مركز التوثيق الليبي : أحداث يناير 1964... الأخبار والصور

Friday, 22 January, 2010: TRIPOLI - Libya plans to tighten its visa rules for citizens of some European countries in retaliation for its own citizens being denied European visas, a senior official said on Thursday. The move -- which he said would come into force "in a few days" -- comes amid continued fallout after Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's son and wife were arrested in Switzerland in 2008. The official said the stricter rules would apply to citizens of European countries that are part of the Schengen pact, which allows travellers to obtain a single visa that is good for travel to 24 European states. Tripoli "will harden conditions for granting visas to businessmen, the executives of European companies operating in Libya... He said the measures were being taken because most Libyan applications for visas to Schengen area states are turned down. [AFP] More
Friday, 22 January, 2010: WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on January 14th against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to obtain documents related to the United Kingdom's release last August of convicted terrorist Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was serving a life sentence for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. Judicial Watch seeks information that will shed light on what role, if any, the United States played in the decision to release al-Megrahi. On August 20, 2009, the United Kingdom came under heavy fire for releasing the former Libyan intelligence officer from prison on "compassionate grounds", due to the fact al-Megrahi suffers from terminal prostate cancer. The British government also reportedly attempted to include al-Megrahi as part of a prisoner transfer pact signed with Col. Muammer al-Gadaffi's Libyan government in 2007 in order to help secure oil contracts... [EM] More
Friday, 22 January, 2010: The French special envoy for the political process in Darfur, Issa Marout, on Wednesday in Tripoli, expressed satisfaction about the efforts made by Libya for the unification of rebel factions in this western province of Sudan. According to Mr Marout, the setting up in Tripoli of the 'Movement of the army for the Liberation of Sudan-revolutionary force', which is the merger of six Darfur rebel movements, is a positive step that will give a new spirit of the peace process in the province. In a PANA interview in the Libyan capital where he attended the proclamation of the setting up of this new movement in Darfur on Sunday, the Fre nch official said this achievement was made to promote the peace process conducted by both Djibril Bassoulé, the joint mediator of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations... [Afrique Jet] More
Friday, 22 January, 2010: The meeting of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), meant for the monitoring and implementation of recommendations made at the first session in March 2009 in Bamako, opened here on Tuesday, PANA reported. The board will look into activities of the chairperson of the economic, social and cultural council of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, his contributions to policies and programmes of the community, examine preparations and steps taken for the organization of the next general session of the council for the second term... [Afrique Jet] More
Friday, 22 January, 2010: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, JANUARY 21 - The route taken by Libya to relaunch its tourist industry is continuing: in April, Tripoli will host the 'First Cultural and Tourist Festival'. The aim of the show, said the Secretary of the Libyan Association for the Development of Tourism in Tripoli, Mohammed Charif Jouili, is "to promote Libyàs cultural heritage and recent developments in Tripoli". The Festival programme, which has been devised in collaboration with hoteliers and experts in the industry, includes cultural competitions as well as art and crafts exhibitions. The show, explained the organisers in a press conference, is part of a programme launched by the authorities to transform Tripoli into the country's tourism capital. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 22 January, 2010: Libyan Foreign Minister Mousa Koussa has thanked Malta again for having, in 1986, warned Libya of a US Air Force attack on Tripoli. The warning had been made personally by then Prime Minister Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici when the bombers, which took off from the UK and from an aircraft carrier, were detected overflying the Mediterranean towards Libya. An adopted daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was among those who died but Col Gaddafi had time to shelter and survived without injury. Mr Koussa was in Malta yesterday for meetings of the Malta-Libya joint commission and had meetings with President George Abela, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and Foreign Minister Tonio Borg. It was during his meeting with Dr Gonzi that the 1986 incident was recalled. Earlier Mr Koussa announced that Col Gaddafi would visit Malta in March - his first visit since the 1980s. His visits of the time are remembered in particular for an MLP mass meeting where he launched a strong verbal attack on US President Ronald Reagan... [Times of Malta] More
تعازي إلى آل الراجحي

العجيلي : رد الشبهات عن محكم الأيات (2)

سيدي ادريس : خارطة الطريق الى الشرعية الدستورية     محمد أغ ان تمات : رد على القاذف "شاكا"

صالح خليفة احمد : رسالة احتجاج من مواطن ليبي     منير : إلى المقدام والكبتي

محمد مليطان : ثقافة إسلامية أم "إسلام ثقافي"..؟

علي الخليفي : الدجيلـ ــسليم .. أين الجثث

Thursday, 21 January, 2010: Libyan Foreign Minister Mousa Kousa this afternoon refuted claims that Libya violated human rights of illegal immigrants, insisting voluntary organisations were using the issue for propaganda purposes. Mr Kousa was asked by timesofmalta.com for his reaction to a report by the Jesuit Refugee Service in December, which argued that Libyan detention centres were “hopeless, dark, overcrowded and lacking basic sanitation and hygiene facilities”. The Libyan Foreign Minister is in Malta for the 26th meeting of the Malta-Libya joint commission. He was speaking at a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Tonio Borg. The JRS report documented the stories of migrants who made it to Malta. They spoke of death, violence and racism as being the order of the day in Libya. [Times of Malta] More
Thursday, 21 January, 2010: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is expected to make a long-awaited return to Malta in March, Libyan Foreign Minister Mousa Kousa said on Wednesday. Mr Kousa made the announcement during the 26th meeting of the Malta-Libya joint commission. During a joint press conference, both Mr Kousa and his Maltese counterpart, Tonio Borg, expressed satisfaction at the progress made through the setting up of a mechanism for the exchange of information and enhancement of cooperation in relation to economic crime and illegal immigration. The last time Col Gaddafi visited Malta was in 1984, when he accompanied a Libyan delegation to Malta. In 2005, the Foreign Ministry received a note verbale request for a visit by the Libyan leader, but the visit had to be shelved as it would have occurred around the time of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. [Di-Ve] More
Thursday, 21 January, 2010: This week, Libyan bloggers tackled sensitive issues ranging from poverty to corruption, while comparing how government supporters and the opposition differ on the meaning of key historical events. According to blogger Mustafa Raedh, the Libyan state "is not taking action to cover the minimum standard of living for all citizens. We hear about a million poor people, or even more, and the rise of the unemployment rate to 30%." "Instead of adopting a policy of gradual and comprehensive treatment of unemployment with an integrated system that would try to find a solution for joblessness and put an end to poverty and prepare programmes of awareness and rehabilitation so that workers can find a place in the labour market, the state tends to shrug off its duties by reducing the number of beneficiaries of social welfare and denying it to other categories and calling it an unemployment benefit!" adds the blogger. "This means that it has become a gift and a favour, rather than a guaranteed right and a duty on the part of the state." [Magharebia] More
Thursday, 21 January, 2010: Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat- Just a few months ago Suleiman Dughah was one of the best-known Libyan journalists living abroad and classified as an opponent of the regime of Muammar Al-Gaddafi. At the very least he was a strong advocate of the slogans of change and inevitable reform, long advocated by Saif al-Islam Al-Gaddafi, the colonel's second son, who is viewed as the chief proponent of "Tomorrow's Libya" project. This project began as a social and economic scheme but later became a political plan. It was only natural that it should be accompanied by a media organ, particularly as Al-Gaddafi's son was unhappy with the difficult and tragic situation of Libya's official media. The project subsequently turned into the name of a media firm that managed two dailies, Oea and Cyrene, the old Roman names for the cities of Tripoli and Banghazi, in addition to the al-Libiyah television station, which was later renamed Al-Mutawassit Channel. [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
Thursday, 21 January, 2010: It is not hot stabbing pain that Omar Deghayes remembers from the day a Guantánamo guard blinded him, but the cool sen­sation of fingers being stabbed deep into his eyeballs. He had joined other prisoners in protesting against a new humiliation – inmates ­being forced to take off their trousers and walk round in their pants – and a group of guards had entered his cell to punish him. He was held down and bound with chains. "I didn't realise what was going on until the guy had pushed his fingers ­inside my eyes and I could feel the coldness of his fingers. Then I realised he was trying to gouge out my eyes," Deghayes says. He wanted to scream in agony, but was determined not to give his torturers the satisfaction. Then the officer standing over him instructed the eye-stabber to push harder. "When he pulled his hands out, I remember I couldn't see anything – I'd lost sight completely in both eyes." [Guardian] More
الشرق الأوسط : سيف الإسلام القذافي ليس مرشحا لأي منصب في الدولة

علي البوسيفي : الإشاعة في نقض ما كتبه الضال عبدالرحمن مسعود جماعة

أمارير : كتاب لتعليم الأطفال اللغة الأمازيغية "حرف التيفيناغ" (2)

السلفيوم : رسالة إلى الله    إيمال : شكوى مقدمة من اللجنة الليبية الامازيغية لحقوق الانسان

نادي الباروني : تغطية زيارة النادي لأرض الوطن (2)

Asaad : Support Fathi Turbil - Support the Brave     الساطور : الثعابين         

موظف بالمصرف : تهاوي أعمدة سرايا النيابة وخفايا غسيل الأموال     ف. ك. : حقيقة أمانة إتحاد الطلبة فرع المانيا

أبناء براك القديمة : حملة "أنقذوا مدينة براك القديمة"     إبن أبيه : بخصوص منصب سيف الإسلام            

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : تعامل "إعلام الغد" مع ظاهرة فتحي تربل!!

Wednesday, 20 January, 2010: NORFOLK - The Libyan ambassador to the United States will be the featured speaker at the Physicians for Peace Distinguished Speaker Luncheon at noon Feb. 26 at Old Dominion University's Ted Constant Convocation Center. Ali Suleiman Aujali, who became ambassador in January 2009, will speak about the state of Libya today — from health care to politics to culture. After the talk, there will be a question-and-answer session. Norfolk-based Physicians for Peace provides health care and health-care training to professionals in developing nations in an effort to foster peace worldwide. The group recently began work in Libya. The Constant Center is located on ODU's campus at 4320 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk. [Daily Press] More
Wednesday, 20 January, 2010: Three weeks ago, a group of four or five men accompanied by bodyguards entered the decorated lobby of Bethlehem's Intercontinental Hotel. A few days earlier, the delegation had crossed over from Jordan and presented their passports to Israeli border control officers. The officers examined the Libyan documents, checked the visas and sent the rare guests on their way. Senior Fatah officials were awaiting the official visitors from Tripoli at the Palestinian Authority's offices in Ramallah. In late March, Libya will host the Arab League summit, and it is important to PA President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) that Muammar Gadhafi be on his side. Years ago, the Libyan leader adopted Hamas' concept of a single binational state. In April 2004, his son, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, suggested that Libyan Jews who immigrated to Israel return to "their original homeland." In an interview with the Egyptian weekly Al Ahram al-Arabi, Saif al-Islam explained that this would help resolve the Palestinian problem, as these Jews would thereby leave their homes for the Palestinians. [Haaretz] More
Wednesday, 20 January, 2010: If memory serves, it was the distinguished political scientist Sidney Verba who once wryly advised that "one should never write about a country that you haven't flown over." It's a sardonic comment on the tendency for social scientists to pontificate about countries they barely know, and it sprang to mind during the last leg of my trip last week. The final item on my itinerary was thirty-six hours in Tripoli, Libya. I was invited to give a lecture to its Economic Development Board, following in the footsteps of a number of other recent American visitors, including Frank Fukuyama, Bernard Lewis, Joseph Nye, Robert Putnam, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Richard Perle (!). I'd never been to Libya before, and was looking forward to hearing what the audience had to say. Unfortunately, my plane from London was five hours late (thanks again, British Airways!), so the scheduled lecture never took place. But I did get to meet with several Libyan officials and spent a few hours touring Tripoli itself. Mindful of Verba's warning, however, I can't offer anything like an informed assessment, so what follows are just a few quick and provisional impressions. [Foreign Policy] More
تعازي إلى آل المنفي     تعازي إلى آل الشين

مؤسسة المنار : زيارة سمو ولى العهد الى الولايات المتحدة (7)

ع. الفيتوري : الرد على شبهة الأخطاء اللغوية في القرآن الكريم (7 ـ الأخيرة)

أمارير : الهويّات القاتلة ، ( أو انتحار البربر ) (1)

رمضان جربوع : أحلامات ممنوع ياساق     عيسى عبدالقيوم : تعدد الثقافات وسام غير سام

الساطور : الديلي ميل ـ مناشط الشعب المسلح

علاء الدرسي : اعتصام أهالي ضحايا بوسليم يوم السبت 16/1/2010     علاء الدرسي : لقطات من الاعتصام

جبالي : كيف ضاعت أكياس المعتصم القذافي؟

عبد المنصف البوري : هايتي تحت الزلزال

علاء المدني : ليبيا والإدارة في 2010.. مع الدكتور أبوبكر بعيرة

Tuesday, 19 January, 2010: KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Libyan investors arrived in Uganda to begin negotiations on the development of oil refineries in the east African nation, oil executives said. Ibrahim Ibrahim, the manager of Oil Libya, told Ugandan newspaper New Vision that negotiations have begun with the government of Uganda. "We have just started discussions and we hope to progress," he said. Ibrahim arrived in Uganda during the weekend to explore new energy investment opportunities. Ali Zwaik, the director in mineral investments for Libya, said Tripoli had interest in the mining sector as well. [UPI] More
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010: The government will not support strengthening ties with Libya further unless assurances about the treatment of British citizens held in detention in the country are received, the Guardian has learned. The Foreign Office has said the family of Jaballa Matar – a British citizen and prominent Libyan activist who was kidnapped from his home in Cairo in 1990 – "need to know" his whereabouts and has already contacted the Libyan government to discuss the treatment of detainees. Human rights campaigners welcomed the announcement, made today in response to a parliamentary question after pressure intensified from Matar's family. Matar's son Hisham, who was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker prize for his novel In The Country of Men, was in parliament today to hear the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Lester QC ask whether the government would seek information from the Libyan government about Matar's whereabouts. [Guardian] More
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010: The trial in Libya of a second Swiss businessman accused of conducting “illegal economic activities” was postponed on Sunday when the accused failed to appear. Rachid Hamdani, like fellow-countryman Max Göldi on Saturday, refused to leave the Swiss embassy in Tripoli, where the two men have been living for several months. The men’s lawyer, Salah Zahaf, said Hamdani’s trial was now scheduled for January 31. Göldi’s is due to take place the day before. The two have already been sentenced to 16 months in jail and a fine of $1,500 each (SFr 1,540) for visa irregularities and tax evasion. Their appeals against the verdict have been postponed twice because the court is demanding that they turn up in person for the hearings.[Swiss Info]More
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010: Malta and Libya are to hold talks on a range of subjects this week during a meeting of a Joint Commission formed of senior officials from both countries. Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa will come to Malta to lead the Libyan delegation. Maltese Foreign Minister Tonio Borg will lead the Maltese officials. The commission will discuss search and rescue, visa procedures, vocational training, tourism studies, marine pollution, fisheries and culture. The ministers are due to hold separate talks, when issues such as illegal immigration will be discussed. The commission last met in October 2008. [Times of Malta] More
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010: Brighton and Hove’s architecture firms have received an unusual helping hand through the recession – from Libya. Construction projects in the oil-rich North African state have boomed since the end of UN sanctions in 2003 and designers from the city have emerged as the favoured choice. They have been commissioned for a string of major developments, including mosques, schools and hotels, which have kept jobs secure in Brighton and Hove as the UK economy collapsed. The unlikely link was originally forged by LCE Architects, based in Western Road, Brighton, the firm behind Brighton’s Jubilee Library. [The Argus] More
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010: Libya will host the Karate championships for Arab clubs from 10-11 March to which many Arab countries are expected to send teams, sports sources told PANA here on Sunday. The sources said that the General Assembly of the Arab Karate Confederation was due to meet on the sidelines of the contest to discuss a number of issues relati n g to the sport as well as to elect members of the executive board. Before the championships, Karate coaches will undergo a training session from 5- 9 March. Meanwhile the Libyan Football Federation (FLF) on Saturday handed over FIFA badg es to 17 Libyan international referees and assistant referees in soccer, indoor s occer and beach soccer. [Afrique Jet] More
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010: (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, JANUARY 18 - EgyptAir decided to operate jumbo planes to absorb the huge numbers of Egyptian workers flying to Libyàs cities of Benghazi and Tripoli. The EgyptAir action comes in response to the large numbers of Egyptian workers trying to reach Libya before implementing the new rules set by Libyan authorities, which will come into force as of tomorrow, said EgyptAir official Salah Taher. The new rules prescribe that Egyptian workers must get authenticated work contracts to travel to Libya. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010: Libya has placed Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden – who is wanted internationally – on a watch list of those entering Libyan territory, to facilitate his arrest and surrender to Interpol. According to a copy of an official Libyan document obtained by Asharq Al-Awsat, the international fugitive "Osama Mohamed Awad Bin Laden" born 30 July 1957 is wanted as part of a special joint-bulletin [previously] issued by the UN Security Council and Interpol. This document, which is an official address from Brigadier General Mohamed al-Ramali, Director of the Libyan General Directorate of Passports and Nationalities, to the Director of the Libyan External Security Organization (i.e. Libyan intelligence), called for Bin Laden's name to be added to the watch list of those entering Libya, in order to aid his capture. [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010: Bangladesh and Libya have formed a joint committee to manage the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers and ensure their welfare in the North African country. “The six-member committee--three members from each country--will meet every three months in Dhaka and Libyan capital Tripoli for greater cooperation in human resources development, overseeing manpower recruitment and workers' welfare,” said Ghulam Mustafa, president of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira). He was speaking at a press conference at the Baira auditorium in the capital after his return from Libya. Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain led a six-member delegation including Ghulam Mustafa, which met Libyan ministers for labour, agriculture... [The Daily Star] More
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010: The first Libyan exhibition of health products kicked off on Saturday at the international Exhibition Centre here, featuring 22 local an d international companies. Organized by the Libyan general office for fairs, the week-long exhibition will feature health products used in sports, medicine for dieting, weight monitoring, cosmetics, natural dermatological products as well as natural herbs recommended in treating a number of diseases. Companies taking part in the exhibition came from Spain, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt, China, Germany, France and host Libya. According to sources close to the organizing committee, the exhibition is aimed at enabling the Libyan public to acquire the products at affordable prices. [Afrique Jet] More
لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة السويدية : رسالة إيقاف وسحب عضوية

الوافي : كشك + حجّالتين

معمر سليمان : الحشوية وتزوير عقيدة القرون المفضلة (2)

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (16)

أحمد القبائلي : حكم بالاعدام على مجرم آخر     شاكا : ابراهيم الكوني وموسى الكوني     رفيق : الثقافة المجنونة

محمد المغبوب : قبل سيف الإسلام وبعد

د. الهادي شلوف : هل العرب والمسلمون يستحقون معاملة التفتيش

Monday, 18 January, 2010: LIBYA wants to invest in an oil refinery in Uganda should the Government decide to build one. The manager of Oil Libya, which is a subsidiary of the African Investment Portfolio (LAP), Libya’s investment arm, told The New Vision yesterday that negotiations were starting today between Libya and the Government of Uganda over the matter. “We have just started discussions and we hope to progress,” Ibrahim Ibrahim told journalists at Entebbe airport yesterday, adding that Oil Libya had already built four gas stations in Uganda. Ibrahim is part of a delegation that arrived in Uganda over the weekend to explore new investment ventures, as well as consolidate existing ones. The team also visited Juba in Southern Sudan yesterday. They were led by the vice-chairman and chief executive of LAP, Dr. Khaled Ali Kagigi. [New Vision] More
Monday, 18 January, 2010: In Saturday's Guardian the novelist Hisham Matar wrote of his ­anguish over the continuing ­disappearance of his father, the Libyan political dissident Jaballa Matar, who was taken from his home in Cairo in March 1990 and imprisoned in Libya. The Libyan government has never acknowledged his imprisonment. The only news his family has received directly from him has been via two letters smuggled out of prison – one written in 1992, one in 1995. Recently the family received word that he was seen in a prison in Tripoli in 2002. Human Rights Watch has recently raised his case. A group of nearly 300 writers, including JM Coetzee, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith and Orhan Pamuk, wrote to David Miliband last week urging the government to seek information about the whereabouts of Matar and others. [Guardian] More
Monday, 18 January, 2010: Libya's revenues at the Central Bank of Libya (BCL) over the first eight months of 2009 were US$22.4 billion as against US$42.7 billion over the same period in 2008, a drop of US$20.3 billion, the Libyan monetary institution says. According to the newspaper Oyia which on Tuesday quotes a report made by BCL, the reasons for the drop can be seen in the drop in oil prices because of the global financial downturn. The same source says that oil revenues represented 73.7% of the total currency revenues, or US$16.5 billion as against 37.7% over the same period in 2008, which represents a drop of US$21.2 billion, or 56.2% The report says that over 1 January 2009 to 31 August 2009, the total expenditure in currency devoted to additional needs reached US$17.4 billion, or 77.7% of revenues recorded over the same period as against US$16.3 billion over the same period in 2008. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 18 January, 2010: A 29-year-old Libyan man was arrested by the police last night after a chase over rooftops. The man had earlier broken into a home in Charles Street, giving a fright to a family which was in at the time. The police were informed of the break-in by the family at about 12.30 a.m. Officers from the Mobile Squad and Sliema district were on the scene within minutes. They were told that the man had escaped over the rooftops. The area was quickly surrounded by police cars and several policemen searched the rooftops and then gave chase. The Libyan was caught when he jumped almost down two storeys onto a lower roof and injured himself. He was taken to the Sliema police station, where he was questioned and later hospitalized. [Times of Malta] More
Monday, 18 January, 2010: As part of improving bi-lateral relations between Libya and Britain, the Secretary of the GPC for Education and Scientific Research Dr Abdul Kabir Fakhri accompanied by a delegation from various universities in the country is in a five-day visit to Britain. Although the Secretary's visit was focused on taking part in the Learning and Technology World Forum incorporating "Moving Young Minds" a Ministerial Education Conference and later to participate in the opening of the British Education Technology Exhibition, he held a number of meetings with top British officials. A press release by the British Council in Tripoli said Mr. Fakhri was to meet with Lord Mandelson, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills . [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 18 January, 2010: Oregon City, OR, January 17, 2010 –(PR.com)– Al Malak Information Technology, headquartered in Tripoli, Libya has signed an exclusive deal to distribute and support Syswan Technologies Dual and Multi WAN routers in Libya. Syswan Technologies, Inc is headquartered in Oregon, USA. “Optimal Internet access is no longer a luxury but a necessity in business. The Home Office/Small Office (SOHO) and Small to Medium-Sized Business (SMB) markets require easy to use, easy to deploy, yet reliable, networking products to help them maintain a competitive advantage,” said Faisal Zafar, CEO of Al Malak. [Techwhack] More
فوزي عبدالحميد : أديان تخصصت في الكيد والعدوان

د. علي الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (26)

سليمان القبائلي : مرحلة المش عارفين     فرج بوالعَـشّة : البرادعي الخطر الماثل

Ghoma : Boondoggles Continue: Tripoli Subway.. (3)

طالب : بشرى سارة للطلبة الدارسين بالساحة الامريكية     عبدالسلام علي ضو : وثيقة تدين أحمد محمد عون

عبدالكريم : ضياع كلام من السيرة الذانية للنائب العام     ولد الشيخ : اعترافات ابن القذافي

الليبي الحر : سيف الاسلام يعترف بهدم زاوية الجغبوب     سلمان جمال : من هو ع. الفيتوري؟

عاطف الأطرش : فقاعات باهتة في كوميديا مظلمة

د. محمد بوقعيقيص : خلاص الوطن وإنهاء دويلة الحقراء (1)

د. مصطفى الزائدي : المقاومة بين الدعم والحصار

عاشور الورفلي : هيومان رايتس ووتش معاً من أجل الفوضى

علي الخليفي : عيطة في وذن قوّاد.. بريكة جدّه

Sunday, 17 January, 2010: TRIPOLI, Jan. 16 (MNA) – Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi has invited all the Iranian investors and economic entrepreneurs to participate in Libya's development projects. Addressing a meeting of Iranian and Libyan investors and traders in Tripoli on Friday, Mahmudi added his country welcomes Iranian economic entities to establish joint companies with Libyan counterparts. Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki who headed the Iranian economic delegation said the Islamic Republic of Iran and Libya will set up economic, political and cultural committees to promote bilateral ties. [Tehran Times] More
Sunday, 17 January, 2010: NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Libya is denying Eritrean migrants their right to seek asylum, human rights advocates say. Human Rights Watch said Friday in New York that Libyan authorities are giving Eritrean officials access to Eritrean migrants, including many asylum seekers who are being detained in Libya. "Eritreans seeking asylum because of a fear of persecution at home have a right to confidentiality while their claims are pending," Bill Frelick, refugee policy director at Human Rights Watch, said in a news release. "In inviting Eritrean officials to meet -- and possibly intimidate -- them in detention, Libya is committing a serious breach of their asylum rights." HRW noted the United Nations refugee agency has recommended host governments refrain from forcibly returning even rejected asylum seekers to Eritrea. [UPI] More
Sunday, 17 January, 2010: Libya has expressed its keenness to recruit a large number of doctors, nurses and workers from Bangladesh. Labour and Employment and Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Mosharraf Hossain said this while talking to journalists on his return from Libya at Zia International Airport yesterday. The Libyan government will set up five vocational training centres in their country for making skilled manpower and trainers from Bangladesh will be appointed for imparting training in the centres, said the minister. Bangladesh and Libya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this connection, he added. Mosharraf said that Libya also relaxed their conditions for recruiting workers. [The Daily Star] More
تعازي إلى آل التليسي     تعازي إلى آل البكوش     تعازي إلى آل الرحيمي

The Times : Where is Jaballa Matar?

المسحان : ليلة رأس السنة    Al-Mishan : New Year's Eve

Sahara2001 : Gheddafi with the Libyan Jews

سالم بن عمار : هل ستظلم أحداً بعد اليوم؟

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

القدس : أدباء عالميون يطالبون بمعرفة مصير معارض ليبي انقطعت أخباره منذ 20 عاماً

Times Online : Writers seek British help to find Gaddafi opponent Jaballa Matar

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : ليس ردا على عجينة ولا تزكية لعصفور

ليبي هوت : آخر فضائح المعتصم ابن القذافي 2010

التضامن لحقوق الأنسان : بيان صحفي : .. علاج "حسن القماطي"

محمد نور الدين : عربّي كعكاص ... لبّاس مداس

د. مصطفى عبدالله : مستشار أمن ليبيا القومي

Saturday, 16 January, 2010: I went because: A friend had been there and came back with tales of amazing Greek and Roman cities. Don't miss: The huge ancient city of Leptis Magna, arguably the most impressive ancient Roman site on the Mediterranean. It's an easy day trip from the capital. Don't bother: Eating at hotel restaurants. Local restaurants can be hard to find, but try to seek out the local kebabs. Delicious. Coolest souvenir: An Art Deco teapot found in an old Tripoli shop filled with bric-a-brac, hidden among local rugs and carving. Not local, but I love it. Worth a splurge: A night or two at Tripoli's Corinthia Bab Hotel - a luxurious way to finish the trip around Libya. I wish I'd packed: More warm clothes. In winter it can get chilly. [SF Gate] More
Saturday, 16 January, 2010: Washington, 15 January (WashingtonTV)—Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Friday that Iran and Libya will establish economic and political committees to promote bilateral ties. Speaking during a meeting in Tripoli between Libyan economic experts and representatives of Iran’s economic sector, who are accompanying the foreign minister on his two-day official visit to Libya, Mottaki voiced hope that the committees would open up a new phase in bilateral relations. Mottaki arrived in Tripoli on Thursday, heading a high-level political and economic delegation, reports the official IRNA news agency. Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmudi, who also took part in the meeting, said he would make sure necessary measures are taken to support all Iranian firms which are keen on investing in Libya. [Television Washington] More
Saturday, 16 January, 2010: Libya and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thursday signed two memorandum of understanding to enhance their relations, especially the setting up of a joint commission. The Secretary of the Libyan People's General Committee for External Affairs and International Cooperation, Moussa Koussa, and the Emirate Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cheikh Abdallah Ben Zayed Al Nahyane, signed the deals that covered politics, economy, trade, investments, communications, air transportation, culture and science as well as cooperation in consular and judicial matters. The two parties also agreed to hold the first session of their joint commission as soon as possible, in 2010, in Dubai, the capital city of UAE. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 16 January, 2010: Huawei Marine Networks, a joint venture between Huawei Technologies and Global Marine, has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build out Libyan telco LPTIC’s ‘T-E’ submarine cable project. The equipment vendor will provide end-to-end turnkey solutions for the deployment of the 177km cable, which will connect the Libyan coastal cities of Tubrok and Emasaed, with a maximum design capacity of 3.2Tbps. The system will not only integrate the national backbone network, providing extensive route protection, but will also improve Libya's international communications bandwidth to meet the increase in demand for external communications services. The project is expected to be delivered in mid-2010. [Telegeography] More
Saturday, 16 January, 2010: Sir, Jaballa Matar, father of the 2006 Man Booker shortlisted and 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ prize-winning British author Hisham Matar, was one of the most prominent Libyan political activists. He continually called for democracy, the rule of law and justice in Libya. He was kidnapped from his home in Cairo in 1990. His family has not seen him since. Letters written by Jaballa were smuggled out of Libya’s political prison, Abu Salim, in 1992 and 1995. They confirmed that the Egyptian authorities held him in Cairo for two days then handed him over to Libyan officials. He was then flown to Tripoli, tortured and subjected to arbitrary detention. He was seen in 2002 in another, secret political prison in Tripoli. His family, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International believe him still to be in Libya. However, the Libyan Government continues to deny any knowledge of his whereabouts and that of others among Libya’s disappeared. Jaballa is yet to be granted an open trial. [Times Online] More
Saturday, 16 January, 2010: (New York) - Libyan authorities are giving Eritrean officials access to Eritrean migrants, including many asylum seekers who are being detained in Libya, violating their right to seek asylum, Human Rights Watch said today. This development also suggests that the asylum seekers may be in danger of being forcibly returned to Eritrea. "Eritreans seeking asylum because of a fear of persecution at home have a right to confidentiality while their claims are pending," said Bill Frelick, refugee policy director at Human Rights Watch. "In inviting Eritrean officials to meet - and possibly intimidate - them in detention, Libya is committing a serious breach of their asylum rights." The United Nations refugee agency has recommended that host governments refrain from forcibly returning even rejected asylum seekers to Eritrea because it is likely that all returned Eritreans will be subjected to detention and torture. [Alertnet] More
عبدالوهاب قرينقو : شيخ العزلة

Daily Mail : First Pictures Of Beyoncé's Most Shameful Ever Gig... For Playboy Son Of Libyan Dictator Gaddafi

طارق الهوني : لقطات من احتفال تكريم مجلس الثقافة للأستاذ خليفة التليسي رحمه الله

ITS : Happy New 2960 Tamazight Year    إيمال : شكوى من اللجنة الليبية الأمازيغية لحقوق الإنسان ضد "قورينا"

نادي الباروني : تغطية زيارة النادي لأرض الوطن (1)

Friday, 15 January, 2010: Worries about radicalization over the Internet have grown rapidly following a failed December 25 attack on a U.S. airliner by a Nigerian and the November 5 killing of 13 people at a U.S. army base in Texas by a gunman linked to a Yemen-based preacher. The imprisoned leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) wrote a 400-page refutation of militant thinking in 2009 in the latest in a series of rebuttals of Web-based al Qaeda propaganda by former apologists for bin Laden's group. Published online, the document was the result of two years of reconciliation efforts between the government and top LIFG men in prison spearheaded by Saif al Islam, a reformist son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and mediated by former LIFG member Noman Benotman. But the LIFG paper, like revisions by other veteran al Qaeda allies, may struggle to impress a new generation of radicals for whom their authors are old-timers far from the battlefield. [Reuters] More
Friday, 15 January, 2010: Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the Islamic Republic and Libya have common views on regional issues. Upon arrival in Tripoli on Thursday, Mottaki said that Libya plays a significant role both in Africa and in the Arab world. Mottaki is in Libya to discuss a range of issues with Libyan officials, including regional developments, the unity of Muslim nations and bilateral economic cooperation. "Iran and Libya's position in the Middle East and North Africa, [as well as the] unity and cooperation of Islamic countries will be discussed during the visit," said Mottaki. [Press TV] More
Friday, 15 January, 2010: The world’s literary elite is demanding that the British Government use its new friendship with Libya to track down a prominent dissident — the father of a highly regarded British novelist — who vanished 20 years ago. In a letter to The Times today, 270 writers urge the Government to discover the fate of Jaballa Matar, who was seized from his Egyptian home and spirited back to Tripoli by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s agents in 1990. Mr Matar’s son, Hisham, 39, now lives in Hammersmith, West London. He was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 for his novel In the Country of Men. In recent years he has seen Britain lift sanctions against Libya, Tony Blair embrace Colonel Gaddafi and the release of the Lockerbie bomber — but he still does not know whether his father is alive. He says that the Government has “soiled itself by dealing with a criminal regime”, and that it should have made improved human rights a condition of closer relations. Many of the letter’s signatories, who include Sir Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, Michael Ondaatje, Kiran Desai and the Nobel laureates J. M. Coetzee, Orhan Pamuk and Wole Soyinka, agree. [Times Online] More
Friday, 15 January, 2010: It's not everyone who can earn £1.2million for just one evening's work. But when the 'employee' is one of the world's most popular singers - and she turns up dressed like this - then some may consider the fee to be well justified. These are the first pictures of Beyoncé Knowles performing at a private party for Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's son Mutasim-Billah on New Year's Eve. The 28-year-old American superstar wore a revealing sparkly leotard for her hour-long set at Nikki Beach on the Caribbean island of St Barts. As she gyrated and sang in front of him on a tiny stage, Mutasim-Billah, Gaddafi's third son, could barely take his eyes off Miss Knowles, who pointed to her wedding ring as she performed her hit Single Ladies. The small audience included her husband Jay-Z, rock star Jon Bon Jovi, hip-hop singer Usher, actress Lindsay Lohan and a smattering of young female partygoers. Mutasim-Billah - a national security [Daily Mail] More
Friday, 15 January, 2010: The government is investigating detail causes of deportation of hundreds of Bangladeshi workers from Libya as part of its exercise to clean up fraudulent practices in overseas recruitment, officials said Wednesday. They said the Home Ministry and the state-run Bureau of Manpower have launched separate probes to find out the culprits involved in sending migrants with false documents. In the latest incident, a total of 50 Bangladeshi migrants, were detained in Libya and later sent back to Bangladesh as their visas and work permits were found to be forged. Currently, an estimated 87,000 Bangladeshis are working in Libya, most of whom are in its booming construction sector. Some 24,000 found jobs in the oil-rich North African nation in 2009 after Dhaka and Tripoli signed a manpower export deal in 2008. [The Financial Express] More
Friday, 15 January, 2010: The majority of Libyan cities will witness on Friday an eclipse of the sun, according to the Libyan Centre for Remote Sensing Satellite and Space Sciences. The phenomenon will start from the Republic of Central Africa through Uganda, Kenya, the Indian Ocean and the far south of India and Sri Lanka and end in China. The eclipse will be partially seen in most of Libyan cities, but will differ from one region to the other, the Centre said. The Centre warned against observing the eclipse without special spectacles stressing that this could hurt the retina or cause total blindness. [Afrique Jet] More
Friday, 15 January, 2010: (ANSAmed) - ROME, JANUARY 14 - Khalifa Mohammed Tillisi, one of Libyàs best-known and respected writers, and one of the greatest italianist in the Arab world, has died in Tripoli, at the age of 80. The news featured prominently in Libyas main newspapers, and was announced in the General Peoples Congress. Tillisi was known throughout the world for his literary works, his poetry, his histories and literary criticism. In Italy he was known for being one of the greatest Arab Italianists, the author of an Arabic-Italian dictionary. He translated works by writers such as Luigi Pirandello and Eugenio Montale into Arabic, and other writers like Pablo Neruda and Federico Garcia Lorca from Italian into Arabic. His passion for Pirandellòs work was well-known, and he wrote a number of essays on the writer, which have been collected in two volumes: 'A journey towards words and Literary notebooks'. [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 15 January, 2010: Tripoli - A Libyan court on Thursday once again postponed the trial of Max Goldi, a Swiss businessman charged with visa violations, his lawyer told the German Press Agency dpa. The court adjourned Goldi's trial until January 28, saying it required his presence in the courtroom, Salah al-Zahaf, who is representing Goldi and fellow Swiss businessman Rashid Hamdani, told dpa. Goldi and Hamdani have taken refuge at the Swiss Embassy in Tripoli. A Libyan court on November 30 sentenced both in absentia to 16 months in prison on charges of 'illegal residence' in the country. A second trial for the two men had been scheduled to begin on December 22, but was postponed a second time. Hamdani's trial is now scheduled to resume January 24. The two were arrested in July 2008, shortly after Swiss police questioned Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi's son, Hannibal, following a complaint that he had abused domestic staff at a luxury hotel in Geneva. [M & C] More
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د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : رحيل العميد.. في رثاء الدكتور خليفة التليسي

         الحياة : ثلاث مدن ليبية تحتفل بالسنة الامازيغية الجديدة     العرب : شكر وتقدير للقذافي من الليبيين في أمريكا

المنظمون للحفل : بيان حول أحداث رأس السنة الأمازيغية     عيسى عبدالمجيد منصور : نداء إلى الشعب الليبي وعهد له

رمضان جربوع : مسعودة.. والأمن القومي

بوخزام العناني : 13 يناير، 7أبريل، 29 يونيه، ذكريات لها دلالات

إبراهيم قويدر : تواريخ وعبر.. 13و14 يناير1964

فوزي عبدالحميد : اللعنة على من أتبع ذبح الإنسان

ؤسان : كتائب المعتصم تحاصر وتعتقل الأمازيغ في ليلة إحتفالهم     عراق الغد : الداعية الاسلامي وقذافيات الهروب

Thursday, 14 January, 2010: Oil prices around $80 (R594) a barrel are satisfactory and OPEC is unlikely to raise its oil output targets unless prices reach $100, Libya's top oil official said on Wednesday. The comments indicate that some in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries see no need to cap the rise in oil prices. Oil is trading around $80, having hit a 15-month high near $84 this week. "The price at the present point in time, we are satisfied with the market situation," Libya's Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, said. "I do not think an action will be taken -- I mean increasing -- unless the price reaches $100. Because of the volatility, it may reach $90 for a few days and then come back down." [Business Report] More
Thursday, 14 January, 2010: Tony Blair failed to tell two of his most senior cabinet colleagues about secret plans to include the Lockerbie bomber in a prisoner-for-trade deal with Libya, Alex Salmond has suggested. The first minister suggested that Lord Falconer, one of Blair's most trusted political friends, and Jack Straw, the justice secretary, believed that the UK would block Libya's demands for Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to be included in a new prisoner transfer treaty. But the ministers were not "in the loop" with Blair's plans to include Megrahi in that treaty in his controversial "deal in the desert" with Muammar Gaddafi in May 2007 – plans that were eventually agreed with the Libyans by Gordon Brown in December 2007. [Guardian] More
Thursday, 14 January, 2010: LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Libya Expeditions, Libya's leading tour operator and travel adventure specialist, today announced the addition of two highly anticipated Libya desert adventure tours to its holiday package line-up for Spring and Fall 2010 – the 12 day introductory "Libya Desert Explorer - Ubari Lakes" and the 14 day Sahara adventure, "Libya Odyssey – Into the Desert." The North African country of Libya, long shrouded in mystery, has earned a cult reputation in recent years among adventure enthusiasts and the discerning cultural traveler looking for more than the usual "sun, sea, and sand" destination. Long a crossroads of ancient civilizations, Libya is an incredible land of majestic classical ruins and awe-inspiring desert landscapes and is home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites... [PR News Wire] More
Thursday, 14 January, 2010: It was 12.25am on Christmas morning when my cellphone rang. Had Father Christmas lost his way? Was my son, in Kenya at the time, being mauled by a lion and ringing for help? I answered it. "Hello Jeel," said a deep voice, vaguely familiar. "Um, hello.. who is this?" I mumbled. "It is I, Ali... I am in the Sahara." He was also calling me on my global roaming number. Telecom must love me. They might also like to take note that cell coverage in parts of the Sahara seems decidedly better than it is in parts of rural New Zealand. "When you come back Sahara?" he inquired. "Inshallah, next year," I told him, not adding aloud that I was hoping to keep several sand dunes in between us. [NZ Herald] More
Thursday, 14 January, 2010: The Central Bank of Libya is underwriting a planned $1.1 billion capital hike of Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corporation (ABC), the bank said on Wednesday, while Kuwait is also expected to subscribe. Libya's central bank currently owns a 29.5 percent stake in the bank, with Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) also owning stakes of almost 30 percent in the bank. Other Libyan entities own an additional 6.9 percent stake. ABC said in a statement posted to the Bahrain stock exchange it also expects KIA to fully subscribe to its share in the rights issue. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 14 January, 2010: The King of Ashanti kingdom in Ghana, Otumfuo Osei Tutu, has commended the pioneering role played by the Libyan leader and current Chairman of the African Union (AU), Mouammar Kadhafi, in promoting the African union process towards the proposed United States of Africa. King Tutu, speaking at a reception in his honour in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, said Kadhafi's vision regarding the role of African traditional leaders in promoting the African Union was very important. He pledged his commitment and that of other traditional Kings in Ghana and other parts of Africa to the sustained efforts of the AU Chairman to fulfill the dream of the African people in building the United States of Africa. [Afrique Jet] More
Thursday, 14 January, 2010: CAIRO, Jan 13 (KUNA) -- The Arab League announced on Wednesday that the Second Arab-African Summit would be held on Libya in late 2010, 33 years after the first such event took place here in 1977. The upcoming summit aims to build an Arab-African strategic partnership, director of the African affairs division of the league Ambassador Samir Hosni told reporters here. The Arab League will host a meeting on Sunday under the co-chairmanship of the league's Secretary General Amr Moussa and President of African Union (AU) Commission Jean Ping to commence the arrangements for the summit. [KUNA] More
Thursday, 14 January, 2010: New Delhi, Jan. 13: State-run BSNL has moved to the second round of bidding for a 75 per cent stake in Zambia Telecommunications Ltd (Zamtel). Four companies — BSNL, Libya’s LAP Greencom and LAP Green Networks duo, Angola’s Unitel, and the Russian team of Vimpel Communications and Altimo Holdings — will bid in the second round for Zambia’s lone fixed line operator. “All the four companies that submitted the first round bids on December 23, 2009, for up to a 75 per cent stake in Zamtel have successfully gone to the second round of bidding,” said the Zambia Development Agency. [Telegraph India] More
Thursday, 14 January, 2010: (ANSAmed) - ROME, JANUARY 13 - Learning the verses of the Koran by heart could soon result in an early exit from prison for common criminals in Libya. The measure has not yet been implemented, but the proposal is being examined by the Supreme Justice Council, the highest judicial authority in Libya. A measure that could soon become a different system to get out of jail ahead of time in a country that is implementing amnesty policies also for former terrorists in prison. Mechanisms that have led to the emptying of some long-time prisons. The decision to include "people who learn the Koran by heart" in the amnesty, explained online Arab newspaper, Al Manara, and therefore introducing studying the sacred book for Muslims as a method of prisoner rehabilitation, will be part of a measure subject to ratification... [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 14 January, 2010: WAM Tripoli, 13th Jan. 2010 (WAM) -- UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan called today for formulating a permanent Emirati-Libyan committee at foreign ministers' level to push bilateral cooperation and bonds forward. ''We hope that Libya under the leadership of Colonel Mummar Gathafi, leader of the Libyan Revolution would play an important role when it hosts and chairs the upcoming African Union summit. We are aware that Libya will have an active role in developing the joint Arab action to a better level than of today,''sheikh Abdullah said while co-chairing a session of talks between the UAE and Libya with Secretary of the General People's Congress for Foreign Liaison... [WAM] More
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صلاح عجينة : ما وراء مقالة المغبوب.. فضيحة جديدة للفقيه

ليبي: تهنئة لجميع الليبيين بمناسبة العام الليبى الجديد 2960     صهيب عبدالحكيم: الهلاش يحاول استغفال الجهات الرقابية

أويا : الشباب الليبي‮ ‬يعلن احتفاله بالسنة الليبية الجديدة     أويا : إعادة الاعتبار للتاريخ والتأريخ الوطني

تاوالت : كتاب جديد : "مطبخ نفوسا"     تاماتارت : معلمة (موسوعة) أمازيغية ليبية

طالب : من يراقب الفساد بالمكتب الشعبي لندن     محمد الشريف : تضامن مع أهالي بوسليم                   

العجيلي : رد الشبهات عن محكم الأيات (1)

واحد يعرفك : عبدالحميد الكبتي.. بين الدجل والشعور بالنقص     محب لليبيا : محنة ضرائب أم محنة دولة

Wednesday, 13 January, 2010: LONDON -- The Scottish justice minister who released convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds last summer defended his decision at a British parliamentary committee session on Tuesday. Kenny MacAskill stood by his decision throughout the question-and-answer session, emphasizing that he acted strictly in accordance with the law. Critics on the panel, including David Mundell, the Conservative Party member of Parliament who represents the town of Lockerbie, criticized Mr. MacAskill for mishandling the case in a way that tested the nerves of victims' relatives and embarrassed Scotland on the world stage. In August, Mr. MacAskill authorized Mr. Megrahi's release on the grounds that the convicted bomber was suffering from terminal prostate cancer. [WSJ] More
Wednesday, 13 January, 2010: KARACHI (APP) - Vast employment opportunities are available for Pakistani workers in Libya in oil and gas, construction, agriculture and banking sectors. This was stated by Chief Executive of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Syed Mohibullah Shah in an interview regarding the outcome of a single country exhibition being held in Tripoli,Libya from January 10 to 13, 2010 on the instructions of President Asif Ali Zardari. He said the response was overwhelming in the first three days at the exhibition where more than 80 Pakistani exhibitors from various sectors displayed their wide variety of products and services to Libyan businessmen and visitors. He said that this exhibition has opened doors for Pakistani exporters and workers to Libya which is a gateway to sub-Saharan Africa. [Nation] More
Wednesday, 13 January, 2010: Freedom House, a U.S.-based organization that monitors democracy and political rights world wide, says global freedom declined last year for the fourth consecutive year. Although the group says there were some improvements, last year's slump represents the longest continuous decline in the nearly 40-year history of the report. Freedom House says that whether it was the brutal repression of demonstrators in Iran, the sweeping detention of activists in China or the murder of journalists and human rights advocates in Russia, 2009 was a year that was marked by intensified repression of human rights defenders and civic activists. ........ Freedom House ranked nine of its "not free" countries and one territory as its "Worst of the Worst." The list includes Burma, North Korea, Tibet, Libya, Sudan and Somalia, among others. [VOA] More
Wednesday, 13 January, 2010: (ANSAmed) - Last Sunday saw the beginning of a series of meetings in Libya during which the Basic Peoplés Congresses should define the future laws of the Great Jamahiriya, based on the decisions made by the government, the Libyan People General Committee and the bodies tasked with implementing the measures contained in Muhammar Gheddafis speeches. Six issues are on the agenda: monitoring and reports, general issues, taxes, budgets, foreign policy, monitoring the office of the Secretary-general of the People General Congress (the countrys highest legislative body) and the People General Committee (the government). All citizens are entitled to take part... [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 13 January, 2010: (ANSAmed) - Dozens of Tunisian citizens were expelled from Libya and flown back to their country last December, website Jeune Afrique reported without mentioning the reasons behind the repatriation. The website explained that, according to recent regulations, visitors to Libya are requested to pay a 78 euro tax to enter the country and have a cash availability of at least one thousand dollars, or the equivalent amount in euro). "Furious at the new restrictions, the Tunisians, who traditionally live on exchanges between the two countries, vented their rage, the website reported. On the contrary, Libyan citizens are allowed to enter Tunisia freely. About 1.5 million of them travelled to Tunisia in 2009. [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 13 January, 2010: LONDON: Scottish leader Alex Salmond attacked the British government on Tuesday for having tried to include the Lockerbie bomber in a prisoner-transfer deal with Libya. Salmond – whose administration drew fierce US criticism for releasing Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi on humanitarian grounds last year – said the attempted deal by then premier Tony Blair’s government was a “mistake.” “It was a mistake because it raised an expectation by the Libyan government that Mr. Megrahi would be included in such a prisoner transfer,” Salmond said, referring to negotiations on a deal which was eventually sealed in 2008. “It was a mistake because it cut across the due process of Scots law, because one of the provisions of prisoner transfer is that legal proceedings would have to come to an end. [Daily Star] More
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د. علي الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (25)     عاشور الورفلي : راقصة على دماء ضحاياها

عيسى عبدالقيوم : إلتفاتة على أعتاب عام جديد ـ ملف العام 2009 ( الجزء 2 )

طارق القزيري : الأخوان في مصر : صراع غامض.. ومستقبل أكثر غموضا

فرج بوالعَـشّة : إلى القبليين والجهويين..!

د. فتحي العكاري : الجامعات وصناعة المستقبل فى الصين

Tuesday, 12 January, 2010: Congressman Steve Rothman was one of the most courageous voices in opposing Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's desire to stay in Englewood. Since then, however, he seems to have made the decision to identify me - a constituent, rabbi and father of nine - as a bigger threat than Libya's ambassador to the United Nations, Abdel Rahman Shalgam. First, after I objected to my congressman's statement encouraging residents of Englewood to be "appropriately good neighbors" to the man who served as Gaddafi's foreign minister for nine years, Rothman wrote a three-page press release attacking me and defending the status quo of the representative of a terror-sponsoring government living tax-free in the midst of 30,000 hard-working New Jersey citizens who can barely afford their own property taxes amid a brutal recession. [Jerusalem Post] More
Tuesday, 12 January, 2010: Bangladesh will seek Libyan assistance in disciplining the labour recruitment process and ensuring Bangladeshi workers' welfare in the oil-rich North African country, which requires around a million foreign workers by 2014. “We shall ask the Libyan counterparts so that none can trade on visas and hike migration cost of workers,” said Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, who left for Libya leading a five-member delegation last night. During the three-day visit, they are scheduled to meet Libyan human resources and interior ministers and the Bangladeshi workers and businessmen there. Though Bangladesh's labour market shrunk by half during the global economic recession, Libya continued hiring Bangladeshi workers, which started early last year. [The Daily Star] More
Tuesday, 12 January, 2010: CAIRO: American pop star Beyonce Knowles seems unable to remove herself from the Middle Eastern spotlight. The most recent incident was a private concert she gave for Libyan leader Colonel Muamar Gaddafi’s son Muatassim on New Year’s Eve. The private party has sparked some criticism for her performance. According to reports, the private party took place at a nightclub on the island of St. Barts in the Caribbean and allegedly the American superstar was paid some $2 million for her appearance at the club, which also saw Usher, Lindsay Lohan and the young Gaddafi. Speaking on CNN, Marc Lamont Hill, a Columbia University media professor, said “Beyonce’s handlers usually make really good decisions about where she’s going to perform.” [Bikya Masr] More
Tuesday, 12 January, 2010: Denton Wilde Sapte has expanded its African ­network into Libya through an exclusive association with local outfit Tumi Law Firm. Dentons has been ­referring work to Tumi since 2007, but its clients and associate firms elsewhere in Africa were key to the ­decision to formalise the relationship. Howard Barrie, joint director of the African ­practice at Dentons, said: “The Libyan regime is keen on economic reform and building up infrastructure. The oil majors are doing a lot of work in-house, but there’s a huge amount of building and development work and clients who are looking for concessions [in these sectors require advice]. [The Lawyer] More
Tuesday, 12 January, 2010: In the small Dutch town of Maastricht after much delay, disappointment, and rebuke, I managed to get Libyans and Americans to sit in the same room together and talk about issues ranging from politics and terrorism to women’s rights. That was back in 1999. While the Lockerbie tragedy loomed large, the participants in what would be known as the US-Libya Dialogue Group were eager to see relations between Libya and the United States normalised. Most participants were so supportive of the effort that later that same year I was able to organise another meeting in the Mediterranean island of Malta. More than 10 years later relations between Washington and Tripoli could not be better – at least on the surface. The most visible sign in Libya is that those wanting to travel to the US can apply for visas in Tripoli instead of having to travel to Tunisia. [The National] More
Tuesday, 12 January, 2010: LONDON, UK – Geotrace announced today the completion of one of the world’s largest onboard data processing projects for BP, as operator in its EPSA 4 NOC/LIC/BP exploration contract in BP’s Sirt Basin concession off the coast of Libya. BP’s first 3D marine survey in Libya’s Gulf of Sirt was one of the world’s largest, covering 17,500 square kilometers. The contract split the area into four tracts of approximately equal area and stipulated onboard processing, including 2D SRME and full pre-stack time migration with velocity model picking, within six weeks of last shot for each tract. The aim was to produce a high-quality image for prospect identification and to enable the complete well planning process to begin in 2009 leading to early exploration drilling. [EP Mag] More
متابع للموضوع : صهيب عبد الحكيم وأخبار الحمقى والمغفلين     متابع للقضية : أصل قضية القبض على نائب مدير الضرائب

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : الحكيم في "السلطان الحائر" بين السيف والعدل

مدوّنة "علاء الدرسي" : فيديو : اعتصام أهالي ضحايا مذبحة بوسليم (9/1/2010) : أجزاء :   1     2     3     4     5

غرفة التغيير السياسي : إعلان     علي منصور الزنتاني : تحية حب للإخوة فى الشؤون الثقافية لندن

عبيد أحمد الرقيق : هذا ما يريده الليبيون.. فلماذا يحرموا!!

غريبيل المكحل : الهلال الاحمر العثماني وبعض أدواره في ليبيا

Monday, 11 January, 2010: TRIPOLI — The appeal trial of Swiss businessman Rashid Hamdani, sentenced to 16 months in jail for overstaying his Libyan visa, was adjourned on Sunday for two weeks, his lawyer said. "The trial has been postponed until January 24," Salah Zahaf told AFP, without giving a reason for the latest delay. Hamdani and another Swiss businessman, Max Goeldi, who have been holed up at their country's embassy in Tripoli, were initially due in court in December but legal proceedings were delayed at the request of the defence. On November 30, both were sentenced to 16-month jail terms in absentia for overstaying their Libyan visas. Goeldi is due to launch his own appeal on Thursday. [AFP] More
Monday, 11 January, 2010: Libyan Ambassador to Tehran Saad Mujber conferred on Saturday with Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on expansion of relations and cooperation between the two countries. Mottaki said Iran is determined to bolster all-out relations and cooperation with Libya in various political, economic, cultural, regional and international affairs. Setting up joint commission will be useful to harmonize economic cooperation in oil, industry and commerce, between the two countries, Mottaki said. The Libyan ambassador, for his part, expressed the hope to witness practical steps on expansion of cooperation between Tehran and Tripoli. [ISRIA] More
Monday, 11 January, 2010: ALGIERS, Jan 10 (KUNA) -- Algeria and Libya signed Sunday minutes of the sixth session of the Follow-up Committee meetings in the Algerian government palace. Algerian Prime Minister Ahmad Ouyahia expressed satisfaction on the results of such session and described, to reporters after the meetings, that such session is vital and would contribute to bolstering bilateral relations on various fields. The Follow-up Committee has made a comprehensive review on issues of mutual concern, including results of cooperation since the 12th session of the joint executive committee meeting, Ouyahia said. [KUNA] More
منتسب : رأي مدير عام الضرائب في أحداث قضية نائبه     سالم عبدالله : شر البلية ما يضحك

أصدقاء ومحبو الشلطامي : الشاعر الأديب محمد الشلطامي في بنغازي بعد العلاج في الأردن

المؤتمر الليبي للأمازيغية : بيان بمناسبة حلول السنة الامازيغية 2960

صحفي : الفساد فى رأس الضرائب     عبدالواحد القزيري : الاستاذ على مصطفى المصراتي..."شاهد ما شافش حاجة"

ع. الفيتوري : الرد على شبهة الأخطاء اللغوية في القرآن الكريم (5)

محمد المغبوب : إعطاء جائزة الأدب العالمي لعصفور باطل باطل

موقع ليبي جديد : موقع د. جمعة محمود الزريقي

جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : بيان هام إلى الرأي العام داخل وخارج ليبيا

رمضان جربوع : كام عدد سلطات شعبيات ليبيات؟     د. مصطفى الزائدي : حصون.. وفتاوى

سليم الرقعي : الليبيون وتقييم العهدين.. عهد إدريس وعهد العقيد!؟

فرج بوالعَـشّة : "سي" عمر المختار شيخ المقاومة الجهادية (9)

Sunday, 10 January, 2010: Switzerland faced a tough 2009 with foreign challenges to its banking secrecy laws, diplomatic spats with Libya, and internal debates over its political system. It hasn't been a good year for the traditional Swiss way of doing things. The country faced foreign challenges to its banking secrecy laws, spats with France and Poland over the arrest of film director Roman Polanski, and an ongoing diplomatic row with Libya over the arrest of leader Muammar Qaddafi's son. Then came the November 29 referendum that approved a ban on the building of minarets, which has triggered a debate about the nation's 700-year-old history of direct voting on single issues. "Switzerland got slapped in the face many times this year." [Arabian Business] More
Sunday, 10 January, 2010: It is the loveliest property on the block in a genteel neighborhood of Englewood, New Jersey. Everything about the mansion is picture-perfect: the stone residence, the country-club-quality landscaping, the frozen pond, all enclosed by an elegant fence. Construction is seen Monday in Englewood, N.J., as workers renovate a 25-room mansion owned since 1982 by Libya. Photo: AP Appearances aside, however, this block is anything but placid. The property belongs to the Libyan government, which acquired it more than a quarter-century ago. For much of that time, the US had no relations with Libya. The Libyan government did not use the estate, which deteriorated and became an eyesore on a major street of the city in Bergen County. The house and grounds were recently renovated. The estate is now the residence of Libya's ambassador to the United Nations, Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham. [Jerusalem Post] More
Sunday, 10 January, 2010: To cope with the increasing number of patients for organ transplants, the Libyan National Organ Transplants Programme has developed a national strategy to promote the donation of organs in the country, PANA reported from here Friday. Demands for organ transplant reached about 2,500 in 2008 with people suffering renal insufficiency alone, which makes organ insufficiencies a major public health issue in Libya, according to a survey which established a ratio of 1 :10/12 cases for each million. However, considering how sensitive the issue is, regarding religious beliefs and traditions, the Libyan National Organ Transplant Programme encountered enormous problems in developing its strategy. [Afrique Jet] More
Sunday, 10 January, 2010: A Libyan plane carrying relief supplies for Malawi's quake victims was turned away as Tripoli has not informed local officials of its arrival, a Malawian minister said in a newspaper Saturday. A Libyan plane carrying relief supplies for Malawi's quake victims was turned away as Tripoli has not informed local officials of its arrival, a Malawian minister said in a newspaper Saturday. The plane, which diverted to neighbouring Tanzania, entered Malawi's airspace two weeks ago "without notifying aviation authorities," transport minister Khumbo Kachali was quoted by the Nation newspaper. "They said they were coming from Libya. They didn't follow procedures. Malawi was supposed to know. We are poor, yes, but we are a sovereign state," he said. "You just don't fly into a country like that... It's not accepted anywhere." [PH] More
Sunday, 10 January, 2010: The Libyan grassroots People's General Congress, the highest governing body in the country, is convening on Sunday, the secretariat of the congress has announced in Tripoli. The secretariat in a decree published on Thursday evening, indicated that the meetings of the Libyan grassroots people's congresses should be on until Saturday, 16 January. The secretariat of the grassroots people's congresses and the communal secretariats are in charge of collecting and writing down the decisions, resolutions and observations and then transmitting them to the secretariats of the communal people's congresses by 17 January at the latest. [Afrique Jet] More
Sunday, 10 January, 2010: The Belgian Human Rights League has lodged a fresh ap peal to the Council of State, demanding the cancellation of licences for the export of arms from the National Factory (FN) to Libya. In doing so, the Belgian league planned to counter the authorizations given to FN by the Belgian region of Wallon to deliver arms to Tripoli. Those arms valued at 12 million euros, including 367 F2000 guns, 367 pistols, 1,134 tonnes of ammunitions, spare parts and accessories, were all delivered to Libya, according to the government of the Wallon region. The new approach of the Belgian Human Rights League aims to block an additional order of arms made by Libya to FN and whose invoice is estimated at more than 100 million euros. [Afrique Jet] More
Sunday, 10 January, 2010: Gaza – Ma’an – De facto Prmie Minister Ismail Haniyah and a Libyan relief delegation signed on Thursday an agreement whereby 1,000 Libyan families will support 1,000 Palestinian families affected by Israel's war last winter, sponsored by the Gaza Ministry of Social Affairs. "It is not strange that Libyan people should help and stand by Palestinians because both nations are like brothers and have real partnership. Palestinians are still suffering from the blockade but they will be released from it with the help of the Libyan people," said Haniyah. The de facto prime minister's comments followed a visit on Thursday with the Libyan delegation of the International Organization for Peace to the Rayan family. [Maan News] More
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منظمة الأمل : رسالة إلى دائرة الهجرة السويدية     HOPP: Letter To The Swedish Immigration Service

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : هيكل والافتراء على التاريخ (7)

عيسى عبدالقيوم : إلتفاتة على أعتاب عام جديد ـ ملف العام 2009 ( الجزء 1 )

صهيب عبدالحكيم : المستشار القانوني بمركز الامراض السارية يتهمني بمعارضة الشعب الليبي

طالب : تأخر المنحة الشهرية لطلبة بريطانيا     أحمد فنير : سنظل في جامعة (بريدج بورت) وسنكمل دراستنا

Saturday, 9 January, 2010: MILAN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Italy's biggest bank, UniCredit , said on Friday major shareholders Libya, Allianz and Carimonte would subscribe to its 4 billion euro rights issue aimed at shoring up lagging capital ratios. In the prospectus for the operation posted on its website, UniCredit said the Central Bank of Libya, which has a stake of 4.345 percent, Allianz SE -- with a 2.2 percent holding -- and Carimonte, which has 3.155 percent, had shown their commitment to the rights issue. The capital increase, UniCredit's second in a year, will run from Jan. 11-29 in Italy and Germany, and from Jan. 14-29 in Poland. [Forexyard] More
Saturday, 9 January, 2010: I don’t know if one can be an elected official and an effective rabbi at same time,” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach told The Jewish Standard last week after JTA ran a news item that he is considering running for public office. “I would prefer to be full-time rabbi.” Boteach, a columnist for this paper, nevertheless left open the possibility that he would seek office if certain issues could not otherwise be resolved. In an interview with the Standard on Dec. 31, the day the item appeared, the rabbi said, “I’ll consider a run if that’s what it takes to highlight the issues and bring about the desired result.” But he declined to say the position he would seek. “The U.S. should be a terror-free state,” said Boteach, whose Englewood home lies next to that of Libyan ambassador Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham. “Let him stay near the U.N.” [Jewish Standard] More
Saturday, 9 January, 2010: Libya indicated Wednesday it is moving to establish a peaceful nuclear program through work with multiple nations that signed civilian nuclear trade deals with the African state, the Pan-African News Agency reported (see GSN, Aug. 3, 2008). Tripoli has settled on various initial steps to take toward establishing a civilian nuclear program, Libyan official Ali Mohamed Ghachout said, adding that the effort would focus on generating electricity and removal of salt from water. A new government commission is working to regulate Libya's nuclear power program through statutory guidelines, while a separate panel would choose the locations of the country's future nuclear power plants and carry out related work, Ghachout said. In addition, a new nuclear control board would assist in regulation, he said. [Global Security Newswire] More
Saturday, 9 January, 2010: At least 46 Bangladeshi workers in Libya have been passing days with no jobs or salaries for around six months, which placed them and their families at home in total misery. “We are living in a shabby abandoned camp with no sanitation or water facilities. Our company used to give us some money for food, but now it is stopped,” Kaiser Ahmed, one of the workers facing hardship in Libya, told The Daily Star over phone on Sunday. These workers went to Libya to work for Rastota General Constructions through recruiting agency Orbit Consultant early April last year. Only for first two months up to mid-June, they were paid lump sums, said the workers from the North African country. [The Daily Star] More
Saturday, 9 January, 2010: I am amazed at the hypocrisy of the international media's attack on Beyonce for her performance at Nikki Beach in St. Barts over the holidays. While I personally do not have any business dealings with Libya, Muammar al-Qaddafi or his family, Libya is a state recognized by the current and previous US administrations and is now crawling with new investments from so called "blue-chip" US execs and corporations with the encouragement of our State Department. Why is the media not calling out the famous CEOs who were at the event and invested with the family and in the country instead of demonizing the evening's entertainment? I in no way forget the events of 21 years ago, and also understand that recent events have opened up many old wounds. But I must point out that the rash of Islamophobic words and images directed at a singer are deeply hypocritical in light of US policy and corporate activity designed to bring Libya into the world [Huffington Post] More
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د. علي الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (24)     عاشور الورفلي : أنتم لها ولكل عظيمة

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ابن المجلس : هل فعلا يوجد جهة عليا تقوم بتدريب الأطباء الليبيين والليبييات وأعدادهم الأعداد الممتاز

Friday, 8 January, 2010: ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - A Virginia company run by a would-be arms merchant pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to sell guns, night vision goggles and other military equipment to people in Yemen, Libya and other foreign countries. Ioannis "John" Papathanassiou, 51, of Vienna, Va., entered the guilty plea on behalf of his company, Taipan Enterprises Ltd., at a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court, admitting that his company sought to broker arms deals without a license. The company was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine, the amount recommended by prosecutors. Papathanassiou's company was never actually able to sell any equipment, despite several years of effort. [FOX] More
Friday, 8 January, 2010: Did Beyoncé not have any idea about who was paying for her services? None other than Hannibal Gaddafi, the out-of-control son of the Libyan leader. We begin with Lost in Showbiz's favourite how-much-money-is-enough? story since gazillionaire JK Rowling accepted another wedge to greenlight a hideously infra dig Harry Potter theme park in Florida. To wit, the first diplomatic incident of 2010 involving Beyoncé. We lay our scene on New Year's Eve, in the Caribbean paradise of St Barts, which seems to have been an island of two parties. At one location, Roman Abramovitch and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova were hosting what can only referred to as a party-effect event, packed as it was with their close friends such as Marvin out of JLS. Elsewhere, however, was the main draw – Dame Beyoncé Knowles, performing a one-hour set of songs for revellers at the exclusive Nikki Beach club, for a reported fee of $2m. Tab picked up by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal. [Guardian] More
Friday, 8 January, 2010: LONDON - Geotrace has completed an onboard data processing project for BP’s Sirt basin concession, offshore Libya. The 3D marine survey in Libya’s Gulf of Sirt covered 17,500 sq km (6,756 sq mi). The contract split the area into four tracts and covered onboard processing, including 2D SRME and full pre-stack time migration with velocity model picking, within six weeks of last shot for each tract. In addition to the conventional pre-stack time processed data, Geotrace processed and delivered a high resolution shallow hazard cube onboard the vessel, and conducted a multiple-azimuth test run over a subset of the full survey area. The company used its proprietary ANSER and Diamond software systems and a high capacity PC cluster based on a Dell M600 blade cluster with 2048 CPU’s for quality control and processing services including pre-stack imaging and advanced demultiple techniques. [Offshore Mag] More
Friday, 8 January, 2010: Benin's national team on Wednesday evening beat Libya 1-0 in a friendly game played in Cotonou as part of preparations for CAN 2010 which kicks off on Sunday in Angola. The only goal of the match was scored by Stéphane Sessegnon in the 18th minute. Benin's Squirrels, who are in Group C with Nigeria, Mozambique and Egypt, will play their first game on 12 January. After failing to go beyond the group stage in CAN 2004 in Tunisia and CAN 2008 in Ghana, Benin, which will be participating in the African Cup of Nations for the third time, dreams of going beyond the first round. [Afrique Jet] More
Friday, 8 January, 2010: On the eve of the war in Iraq in 2003, Ben Halim wrote in the Los Angeles Times: "I am an Arab of Palestinian and Libyan descent, and I firmly believe that the Middle East needs relief from the self-serving, unrepresentative governments that have, with few exceptions, ruled the Arab world since the 19th century." He volunteered to serve with British forces, and took on the job of deputy director of private sector development with the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), hoping to use his experience at the top of international banking, and his deep knowledge of the Arab world, in the service of a new Iraq. But his enthusiasm was soon tempered by reality. Finding that the young American staff at the CPA wanted simply to dictate a programme of wholesale privatisation, without consulting Iraqis or paying any attention to Arab culture or Iraqi law, Ben Halim resigned. Undeterred, he determined to start his own non-profit organisation to promote democracy in the Arab world and do what he thought Arab governments had long failed to do. [Telegraph] More
Friday, 8 January, 2010: The governments of Rwanda and Libya on Tuesday held talks in Kigali with the aim of reviving their bilateral cooperation and prepare the forthcoming joint meeting slated for May. Top on the agenda of the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was the revival of the Joint Permanent Commission (JPC). The meeting that was attended by senior Rwandan officials and eight government and business executives from Libya is a follow up of a previous meeting between the Prime Ministers of the two countries late last year. “At the time, the two met, they discussed and recommended the revival of the previous bilateral cooperation programme, building on the one that existed in the old arrangement,” Joseph Kabakeza, the Director General of Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation in the ministry told The New Times. [New Times] More
إبراهيم قويدر : هيئة وطنية لمكافحة الفساد

محمد بن غلبون : خطاب موجّه لمعمر القذافي.. فقط

علي ابوالقاسم الهلاش : أكاذيب تكشفها حقائق .. بالمركز الوطني للوقاية من الأمراض السارية والمتوطنة ومكافحتها

أحد منتسبي المصلحة : الضرائب.. دكتاتورية أم مصلحة    عضو حركة اللجان الثورية : رد على عضو النيابة التخصصية

المحمودي : الرد على شبهة "شك الرسول في عائشة وقصة مارية القبطية"

Thursday, 7 January, 2010: A bubbly Queenstowner tells how she was one of a bevy of blondes hand-picked to party into New Year with Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi’s son. Gaddafi’s second-eldest boy Saif and his free-spending entourage toasted in 2010 by buying women thousands of dollars of drinks at an upmarket resort bar. Spa boss Jenny Hodgson was among those rounded up for the mega-bash in a guarded private lounge. She reveals: “There must have been 10 or 12 blondes. Whatever we wanted, we ordered it.” Barmuda doorman Regan Pearce says a ponytailed member of Gaddafi’s entourage told him: “Find me beautiful blondes – no fat ones. We buy them drinks, we will look after them.” [Scene] More
Thursday, 7 January, 2010: Five months after he was released from a Scottish prison to "return to Libya to die," the man convicted of blowing up Pan Am Flight 103 has eluded the grim reaper. In August, doctors gave Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer, just three months to live. But the 57-year-old has apparently defied the odds and is still alive in Libya, where he was given a hero's welcome upon his return home. And that's sowing outrage among relatives of the 270 victims of the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. "I'm not surprised," said Eileen Moretti, of Cherry Hill, N.J., whose 2-year-old son, Richard, was killed in the crash. [NY Daily News] More
Thursday, 7 January, 2010: LONDON - A BBC investigation has cast doubt on key evidence in the case against the Libyan convicted of blowing up a US jet over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988, the broadcaster said Wednesday. A tiny fragment of the timer allegedly used to blow up Pan Am flight 103 -- crucial in linking Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi to the bomb -- was not properly tested and was also unlikely to have survived the explosion, it said. Megrahi was jailed in 2001 for the attack which left 270 people dead, but was controversially released from his Scottish prison in August 2009 because he was suffering from terminal cancer and only had months to live. Investigators believe the plane bomb was contained in a Toshiba radio cassette player inside a brown suitcase with various items of clothing, and was triggered by a digital timer that was later linked to Libya. [AFP] More
Thursday, 7 January, 2010: KAMPALA, Uganda (Dow Jones)--Uganda's oil-rich Bunyoro kingdom is boosting ties with the Libyan government as the country prepares to start oil production in the next couple of years, kingdom officials said Wednesday. They said the King of Bunyoro, Gafabusa Iguru, traveled at least four times to Libya since last year and attended the inauguration of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as African Union chairman in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, last February. "The relations between Bunyoro and Libya have been greatly entrenched since last year. Libya is already financing a number of projects in the kingdom including a big hospital and various schools," an Ugandan security official said. The Libyan embassy in Ugandan couldn't comment immediately. Ford Mirima, the spokesman of the Bunyoro kingdom told Dow Jones Newswires that it is in the interests of Bunyoro and Uganda as whole to forge cordial relations with Libya. [WSJ] More
Thursday, 7 January, 2010: Has Congressman Steve Rothman forgotten whom he works for? In a January 4th press release he spends three full pages attacking me and defending the “rights” of the Libyan Ambassador to the United Nations, Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham, to reside next door to me in the New Jersey suburb of Englewood. Rothman bases this opinion on agreements between the Libyans and the State department in 1982 – agreements brokered by none other than… Steve Rothman. Is my Congressman seriously suggesting that I have to abide by a 27-year-old deal that was struck behind close doors and without the consent of the people of Englewood? Does he seriously believe that the honest, hard-working residents of this city, who came out so forcefully to oppose Kaddafi moving in last September, want to see his Ambassador move in..? [Jewish Journal] More
Thursday, 7 January, 2010: CAIRO, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Libya protested on Wednesday decision taken by the U.S. to apply tightened security measures in airports on its citizens, Libyan news agency Jana reported. Libya's General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation said it summoned on Wednesday the U.S. ambassador in Tripoli Gene A. Cretz to protest against the measure. On his part, the U.S. ambassador said the decision does not mean that his country has re-listed Libya among terrorism sponsor countries. "Not all the countries in the list are terrorism-sponsor countries... The U.S. administration believes there were extremist movements in those countries and it is following up them (the movements) because some of their members might enter the U.S.," he said. However, Secretary General of the committee Mousa Kousa said "whatever the explanations he heard (from the ambassador) were," Libya will apply the reciprocity principle. [Xinhuanet] More
Thursday, 7 January, 2010: This week, Libyan blogs addressed several thorny issues including racial discrimination, corruption and the responsibilities and freedom of bloggers. According to Ahmed Bukhari (Taboo), everyone agrees that Libya "is one of the most race-oriented societies. You can ask any girl from the area of Zawriya or any Amazigh girl about that. You may also, if you can, explain to a young "Hamri" man in the south why he can't marry a "free" girl; why a Touareg can't drive a public vehicle in the city of Ghadames; why this or that tribe can't deal at all with this or that tribe; or why the residents of that area are despised by the residents of another." In his blog, Bukhari suggest that the reader try to "attend the wedding of any black man who's marrying a white woman, or a white man who's marrying a black woman. See for yourself the number of comments and criticisms made by everyone. In reality, these marriages are actually rare. Black Libyan men are doomed to marry black Libyan women." [Magharebia] More
Thursday, 7 January, 2010: Turkish State Minister Zafer Caglayan said on Wednesday that Libya would give "lion's share" to Turkish companies in projects in the coming years. Caglayan released a written statement to give information to journalists about his visit to Libya where he attended Turkey-Libya contractors' business forum. Caglayan said Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmudi told him that Libya would make investments worth 100 billion USD in the next three years, "Libyan prime minister told me that they wanted to give lion's share to Turkish companies, which have established joint ventures with Libyan companies, in projects that would be carried out in Libya," he said. "A new era has started in Turkish-Libyan relations. We paid a one-day visit to this country upon an invitation by al-Mahmudi. [World Bulletin] More
فوزي عبدالحميد : الدولة الدينية ديكتاتورية بطبيعتها     رمضان جربوع : لمن المشتكى؟

ع. الفيتوري : الرد على شبهة الأخطاء اللغوية في القرآن الكريم (4)

الـللا فاطمة : صراع في أروقة الذات    موظف : رد على عضو النيابة في مقالته عن مصلحة الضرائب

أحرار طرابلس : الرد الشافي على عملاء القذافي

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : البون شاسع بين ماضي مشرف وغد يصعب استشرافه!!

طارق الهوني : انطلاق بث أول وكالة متخصصة في بث الأخبار الرياضية في ليبيا

Wednesday, 6 January, 2010: Beyoncé performed for an hour on New Year's Eve at a party thrown by terror-backing Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi son, Hannibal, who has a long record of violence against women. Beyoncé performed five songs in a sexy black leotard at the Nikki Beach club on St. Barts in front of a crowd that included her husband Jay-Z, Usher, Microsoft founder Paul Allen and Lindsay Lohan. We couldn't confirm how much Beyoncé was paid for the gig, but last year, Mariah Carey reportedly pocketed $1 million for performing at Nikki Beach. Some vacationers on the island were aghast. DJ Sam Young tweeted: "Jigga [Jay-Z], Beyonce & Usher were @ Nikki Beach performing for [Qaddafi] family, WTF?" [FOX] More
Wednesday, 6 January, 2010: Tripoli (Libya) - Pakistan is embarking upon an ambitions plan to take Pak-Libya trade relations to new heights. Talking to a select gathering of Pakistani Businessmen in Tripoli, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Jamil Ahmed Khan said, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, in line with the directives of the President wants to augment Pakistan’s exports to Libya to the tune of one billion dollar per annum. Pakistan’s Finance Minister, Mr. Shaukat Tareen, is also visiting Libya from 17 to 20 January to promote Pak-Libya trade relations. President Zardari visited Libya at the end of 2009 and had signed six MOUs and one agreement with Libyan government. At that time his visit was highly projected. [Pak Observer] More
Wednesday, 6 January, 2010: The Turkish state minister for foreign trade will travel to Libya on Tuesday, his office said on Monday. Turkey's State Minister Zafer Caglayan will leave for Libya together with representatives of Turkish contracting companies on Tuesday. Caglayan will meet Libyan Prime Minister Ali al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi and have talks with Libyan ministers. A Turkish-Libyan contracting business forum will take place on the sidelines of Caglayan's visit to Libya. Participants will discuss new contracting projects Libya is planning to fulfil in coming days. Commercial relations between Turkey and Libya have been on the rise in the recent five years. Libya was the third biggest trade partner of Turkey in the continent of Africa in 2008, whereas the two countries had a foreign trade volume of 1.4 billion USD in that year. In 2009, Turkey's exports to Libya were up to 1.8 billion USD and the trade volume was over 2 billion USD between the two countries. [World Bulletin] More
Wednesday, 6 January, 2010: Reliable source indicate Libya’s forced arrangements are reportedly underway to return around 105 Eritrean asylum seekers to Asmara anytime soon, These Eritreans are held in a place called Shurma prison camp, which is located 100Km away from Tripoli. The detained Eritreans are known also to be registered with the Red-Cross. The Prison authorities have taken the detainees’ mobile phones away and denied them from contacting the outside world. Due to the security guards violent attitude confrontation erupted on Saturday 2nd January 2010 and one Eritrean is seriously hurt and others endure minor injuries. Today Monday 4th January 2010 reported as no one knows the detainees’ whereabouts. Families and friends of the detained Eritreans are very disturbed and calling all Eritreans and international community to support them stop this outrageous predicament. [Asmarino] More
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موسى عبدالكريم : مؤتمر الشعب الخاص جداً!!

مركز التوثيق الليبي : القائد.. "مضحكة" العالم!

د. الهادي شلوف : إسلام الأزهر وإسلام حماس

Tuesday, 5 January, 2010: The US Transport Security Administration announced that from 4 January 2010 anyone flying to the US from or through nations considered state sponsors of terror, as well as "other countries of interest", would have to undergo additional security checks before boarding. The US considers Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria to be state sponsors of terrorism, while "countries of interest" include Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen. The new directives - applied irrespective of passengers' nationality - come on top of new "long-term, sustainable" security measures, including pat-downs and bag searches at the gate, which would apply to all US and international airlines at all airports, it said. [BBC] More
Tuesday, 5 January, 2010: Sabratha was a city that once provided anchorage for Phoenician sailing vessels, was home to Greek mosaic craftsmen and was an export port for wild animals destined for Rome's coliseums. It lies in splendid ruin beside the Mediterranean Sea just west of Libya's capital Tripoli. Unfortunately, on this - my second trip - I am seeing it while in the throes of a throbbing headache. I have no-one but myself to blame. Today is a fasting day in the Islamic world and my guide Mahmoud suggested I join him on the pre-dawn to dusk avoidance of all food and liquid (the fast also means abstaining from smoking and sex during these hours...neither of which, thankfully, will worry me today). I am keen to try both to understand better the process of fasting and to hopefully grasp a little of its spiritual significance. [NZ Herald] More
Tuesday, 5 January, 2010: As a researcher for Human Rights Watch, I travelled to Libya last month for a press conference marking the publication of our latest report about the country. It was an unprecedented occasion. The press conference was attended by Libyan and international journalists, former prisoners and by family members of prisoners – and it was the first time an independent human rights organisation had been allowed to publicly criticise Libya's human rights record in Tripoli. In the days before we arrived, I received emails and calls from Libyans. Dissidents abroad warned me that the press conference was a set-up, that nobody would be able to ask real questions. Libyans in Tripoli asked me what permission slips they would need to get into the conference room, and former prisoners asked for a way to contact me, in case hotel security stopped them. The excitement was palpable because this was not just a news conference but also a testing ground for a new and fragile space of free expression. [Guardian] More
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عاطف الأطرش : الإعلام الليبي 2009.. عام حافل بالأحداث

موظف بالنيابة التخصصية : من ديوان النيابه العامه يهاجم الفساد     ف. : بعيو والصحافة الليبية

سالم بن عمار : ما سر عزوفنا عن العمل التطوعي؟

أحمد العريبي : مكناس تكرم الفنان الليبي صالح الأبيض

محامي ليبي : القضاء الليبي بين تدخلات القذافي وأحلام الإصلاحيين

مسعود ابوركبه : أمانة الصناعة والاقتصاد وسفه بلا حدود

الدرسي : تسريبات عن ضبط أكبر عملية تزوير مستندات فى السجل العقارى ببنغازي

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السنوسي بلاّله : الدساتير.. بين التعديل والإستبدال (2)

Monday, 4 January, 2010: TRIPOLI, Libya - A nation the West once considered a major sponsor of terrorism may have pulled off a groundbreaking coup against Al Qaeda: coaxing a group once strongly allied with Osama bin Laden to renounce its onetime partner as un-Islamic. Libya’s government is trumpeting its efforts to persuade leaders and foot soldiers of the extremist Libyan Islamic Fighting Group to reject Al Qaeda’s brand of violence. The decision, recounted by former members of the group and Libyan officials, offers an example of reconciliation between a government and a violent Islamic group once devoted to overthrowing it. “The government learned to sit with people who were opposed to them and have dialogue and understand them,’’ said Abubakir Armela, a leader of the militant group who returned from exile in 2005. [Boston] More
Monday, 4 January, 2010: The Scottish government claimed last night it had been fully justified in protesting that Tony Blair’s Government had kept it in the dark about a prisoner transfer agreement negotiated between the UK and Libya. Its comments came after the publication of e-mails in a Sunday newspaper which revealed that the Government at Westminster had tried to secure the backing of the Scottish government for the deal — which allowed for the release of the Lockerbie bomber — weeks after it had agreed to it in principle in 2007. The disclosure of the prisoner transfer agreement led to furious exchanges between the UK Government and Alex Salmond’s Scottish Administration, with the Scots saying that they had not been consulted. While the Blair Government responded by saying that the agreement did not specifically refer to Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, in Greenock jail at the time, Mr Salmond pointed out that he was the only Libyan prisoner held in the UK. [Times Online] More
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عيسى عبدالقيوم : لا تنبض مرتين     د. مصطفى الزائدي : في النهضة.. مشاريع ومضامين!!    

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محمد بن احميدة : قدوة النُخبة والشباب الليبي

Sunday, 3 January, 2010: TRIPOLI - The trial of one of two Swiss businessmen barred from leaving Libya for 18 months and charged with illegal business activities has been postponed, their lawyer said on Saturday. "The judge has decided to postpone until January 16 the trial of Max Goeldi, and is demanding that he appears in court," Salah Zahaf told AFP. The trial of the other Swiss businessman, Rashid Hamdani, would be held on Sunday, Zahaf said. It was not clear if Hamdani would follow Goeldi's example and fail to appear for the hearing. Goeldi and Hamdani, who have been holed up at the Swiss embassy, were due to appear in court in December but legal proceedings were delayed at the request of the defence. The pair have been caught up in a diplomatic row between Switzerland and Libya over Swiss authorities' treatment of leader Moamer Kadhafi's son Hannibal. [AFP] More
Sunday, 3 January, 2010: The opening up of Libya's stock exchange to foreign investors marks the beginning of an era which will bring rapid developments in the country's capital markets, according to the Chairman of Economic Group Libya (MAL), Khalil ElKwafi. Since Decree no. 14 came into force in June, allowing non-resident investors to buy shares in the Libyan Stock Exchange (LSE), four sectors have been listed and ElKwafi voiced his confidence that heightened activity was on the horizon. "More IPOs are expected to take place, such as Libyana and Al Madar for the telecommunications sector, National Commercial Bank NCB for the financial sector and Libyan Steel for the industry sector, which should boost the capital markets' developments," he said. [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 3 January, 2010: Cuban President Raul Castro received Libyan National Security Adviser Dr. Muatasim Gaddafi, Monday December 28 in the Cuban capital Havana, who is currently on a visit to Cuba. During the meeting, President Castro welcomed Dr. Muatasim and expressed profound gratitude to the visit that comes within the continuous consultation between Libya and Cuba. [Tripoli Post] More
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المزيني : المنصوري وحركة التجمع     عضو لجان ثورية : برافو عليك يا شاكير..

       ليبيا هوت : إخفاقات القذافي حتى عام 2009     بوبكر رابح : صابرين مازلنا علي حالتنا

كراسي : العدد 58 ـ يناير 2010     السلفيوم : عدم حضور جلسات المؤتمرات الشعبية.. عزوف أم مقاطعة!!

د. مصطفى عبدالله : إنّه.. أحد أنواع الفصام

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : درنة.. في النهار ملفات.. وفى الليل مضخات!!

Saturday, 2 January, 2010: Kadhafi's Development Foundation (FKD), managed by the Libyan leader's son Seif Ul-Islam, has announced that it will institute a "Libyan prize for Excellence" to reward people in the public service, sciences and ecology. The decision was announced Wednesday on the FKD website. The award aims at promoting good performances in state institutions and the private sector by encouraging competitive spirit as well as quality of work. Funds to finance the prize will come from the FKD budget and dedicated donors. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 2 January, 2010: Back in October, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, began processing requests for domain names in non-Latin scripts such as Arabic. In theory, this lowers the barrier for lower-income Arabic-speakers who are unfamiliar with the Latin alphabet to get online. But for now, at least, registration is limited to official government domains, sparking fears of increased censorship and online "ghettoization." Egypt, which was among the first Arab countries to apply for a domain names with Arabic letters, is ranked by Global Voices as one of the most repressive countries for bloggers. Most experts agree that Arabic domain names will not enhance the government's ability to block specific websites. [LA Times] More
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Friday, 1 January, 2010: An airport van has crashed into the nose of a Libyan Arab Aircraft plane, causing minor damage. LN 147 was due to leave to Tripoli at 1415h but it will have to stay in Malta until it has been inspected. Its 11 passengers and their baggage have been transferred to an Air Malta plane due to take off to Tripoli at 1715h. The head of MIA operations Martin Dalmas told www.di-ve.com that the Air Malta plane would bring back Lufthansa Technik engineers who will inspect the damage to the plane's nose gear door and evaluate what the damage is. Although the incident was minor, the same procedure has to be followed as for more major ones. Two investigations are already underway, one led by the Chief Inspector of Aircraft Accidents and another by the airport itself. [DI-VE] More
Friday, 1 January, 2010: NEW YORK (JTA) -- Rabbi Shmuley Boteach says he is considering a run for public office after local officials failed to prevent a Libyan ambassador from moving in next door to him. In an opinion piece published Thursday by JTA, Boteach said he was outraged that Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations, Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham, was permitted to take up residence in Englewood, N.J. The rabbi, best known for his book "Kosher Sex" and counseling the late pop star Michael Jackson, said that having the diplomat as his next-door neighbor has him angry enough to launch a career in politics. [JTA] More
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