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موسى عبدالكريم : قمة الاحتضار     صالح الواحي : غيداء لومان

السياسي الليبي :     الإنسان الليبي وثقافة حقوق الأنسان     زمن المغول والتتار     نصب وأحتيال على راقدين الريح

عبدالباسط الجياش : دينَارٌ لأجْلِكِ يَا ليبيَا

المنار : دستور ليبيا لعام 1951 في متناول أبناء الشعب

بوغرّاف : طالع متحزّم!     مراد : العدالة المفقودة!

نادي الباروني : احتفاليات نادي الباروني بذكرى تأسيسه الرابعة

ناجي الفيتوري : من كل شيء شوي     د. مصطفى الزائدي : داء الأمة.. وشأن القمة

مصطفى عبدالكريم : من نيرون إلى البغدادي.. عاصمة جديدة تحترق     الصحفي المستقل : نش الذبان ياخوجه..

الحياة : نعمان بن عثمان : سيف الإسلام القذافي قاد الحوار وأقنع والده..

المحمودي : عابد السنوسي ودوره في مذبحة الكفرة

Wednesday, 31 March, 2010: Ministers have been slammed for secretly arranging a prisoner transfer agreement to send the Lockerbie bomber back to Libya. A senior group of MPs criticised the manner by which the government concealed the way they caved in to Colonel Gaddafi’s regime. In a hard-hitting report the Commons Scottish Affairs Committee detailed how Justice Secretary Jack Straw gave in to the Libyan dictator in order to secure lucrative oil contracts for British energy giant BP. Labour had originally refused to include the bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi in a prisoner exchange deal signed with Libya in 2007. But when the Libyans threatened to pull the plug on the multi-million pound oil deal, Mr Straw gave in. Foreign Secretary David Miliband told the MPs that the so-called terrorist for trade deal was necessary because if negotiations with Libya had ended ‘this would have set back our wider national and commercial interests’. [Daily Mail] More
Wednesday, 31 March, 2010: The father of a Lockerbie victim and former GP has defended the release of the man convicted of the bombing, against accusations that he was “faking” a terminal illness. Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi was released from jail on compassionate grounds last August, after doctors said he was dying of metastatic prostate cancer and had just three months to live. But the former Libyan intelligence agent has confounded expectations, living for twice as long as predicted at his family’s villa in Tripoli. Al-Megrahi, who will be 58 this week, recently refused to give consent for his medical records to be published, fuelling claims that he may have faked or exaggerated his illness. [Times Online] More
Wednesday, 31 March, 2010: Fitch Ratings-London-30 March 2010: Fitch Ratings has today affirmed Libya's Long-term foreign and local currency IDRs at 'BBB+' respectively, with Stable Outlooks. The Short-term foreign currency IDR is affirmed at 'F2' and the Country Ceiling is affirmed at 'BBB+'. "A strong sovereign balance sheet anchors the ratings and mitigates high dependence on oil revenue, while economic reforms continue apace," says Charles Seville, Director in Fitch's Sovereign and International Public Finance group. However, the agency notes that economic reforms are at an early stage and that Libya has structural weaknesses compared with other more established emerging markets. The public finances adjusted successfully to a 40% fall in oil revenue in 2009. The government limited growth in spending to 2%, well below the average in previous years. [Nasdaq] More
Wednesday, 31 March, 2010: HSBC, Standard Chartered and Unicredit of Italy are among institutions which have applied for licenses to establish the first ever private-sector banks in Libya, the oil rich North African state which has been gradually opening up its economy. Farhat Bengdara, the governor of the Central Bank of Libya told a conference in Tripoli that a decision on awarding the two licenses on offer will be made in July. The deadline for expressions of interest expires on Wednesday. “Opening up the financial sector to foreign participation is proceeding according to initiatives that are part of a gradual strategy,” he said. “Our aim is that by 2012 Tripoli would become an international financial centre of hub for the region.” The terms of the licenses on offer have not been made public yet, but Mr Bengdara said the foreign partner would own a 49 per cent stake as well as management rights. Libyan partners would own the rest though none would have more than 15 per cent. Some of the equity would be a free float traded on the country’s as yet embryonic stock exchange. [Financial Times] More
Wednesday, 31 March, 2010: Days after the European Union effectively scuttled a plan to pressure Libya into releasing a Swiss citizen, the government will continue to lean on Europe to resolve the crisis. EU officials say they are committed to securing the release of Max Göldi, an executive of engineering giant ABB, who was arrested in Tripoli in July 2008. Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, said “lots of people were involved” in working on the issue. Guido Westerwelle, the German foreign minister, told a Swiss newspaper on Sunday that “Libya must release the hostage Göldi, and without delay”. “The EU is supporting Switzerland in finding a diplomatic solution with Libya,” the Swiss foreign ministry told swissinfo.ch. “We consider the Union’s role as a mediator as very important in order to reach our central objective: the safe return to Switzerland of Max Göldi.” [Swissinfo] More
Wednesday, 31 March, 2010: The Naples (Italy)-based shipping giant Grimaldi has strengthened its Mediterranean network by a direct ro-ro line connecting Barcelona and Valencia (both Spain) to the Libyan port of Al Khums. The service will be operated twice a week with the ship "Grande Italia". The latter has a capacity for 2,200 cars and also offers 2,000 line metres for rolling cargo. Transit time to Libya is two days from Valencia and three from Barcelona. The first ship departed from Valencia on 24 March. For the time being only Grimaldi provides sailings to Libya from Civitavecchia and Salerno. (scorza) [ITZ] More
تعازي إلى آل العريفي     تعازي إلى آل التاجوري والنحلي     تعازي إلى آل الشيباني

رواية "حقول الرماد" ـ تأليف : د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه

هند الهوني : محمد الشلطامي وتحديث النص الشعري

محمد الأصفر : ورحل الذي أشرع قلبه للرياح

مركز التوثيق الليبي : الإخوان المسلمون.. البروباجندا والنفاق

فرج بوالعَـشّة : "سي" عمر المختار شيخ المقاومة الجهادية (17)

د. مصطفى عبدالله : من حقي أن أحلم (2)

علاء الدرسي : لقطات فيديو من ( اعتصام الأهالي 27/3/2010 ) ـ المحامي فتحي تربل يتحدث 

علاء الدرسي : لقطات فيديو من ( اعتصام الأهالي 27/3/2010 ) ـ الحاج فرج سالم الوداني يتحدث 

علاء الدرسي : اعتصام أهالي ضحايا بوسليم يوم السبت 27/3/2010

عيسى عبدالقيوم : القمة العربية : إن سبتمبر لناظره لقريب

سليم نصر الرقعي : حول نص البيان الختامي لقمة سرت!؟

هيومن رايتس ووتش : ليبيا : يجب الكشف عن مصير "المختفين"

محمد بن احميدة : صور من تاريخ الوطن (1)

Tuesday, 30 March, 2010: TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi suggested Monday that Nigeria be split along ethnic lines, like Yugoslavia, into several mini-states as a way of resolving violence in Africa's most populous nation. Gadhafi drew Nigeria's anger last week by saying the oil-rich nation should be divided into Muslim and Christian nations along the model of the 1947 partitioning of the Indian subcontinent, which led to the independence of India and Pakistan. In those comments, he told a group of African student leaders in Tripoli that the violence in Nigeria was symptomatic of a "deep-rooted conflict of a religious nature" and required a radical solution. On Monday, Gadhafi said that wasn't radical enough. "Actually, the problem of Nigeria won't be solved by dividing it into two Muslim and Christian states. There are other people who, regardless of their religion, also demand independence," Libya's official JANA news agency quoted Gadhafi as saying. [AP] More
Tuesday, 30 March, 2010: The Arab summit in Libya ended yesterday, March 28, without resolutions on contentious issues. Many Arab leaders left the summit before the closing session, and Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa read the closing announcements without the accompanying speeches by other leaders that are customary at such summits. The announcement stated that an extraordinary summit would be held in October 2010 to discuss the Yemeni-Libyan proposal to establish an Arab union, and Amr Moussa's proposal to establish an association that would include the Arab League countries and the neighboring countries. The League accepted the Syrian initiative to manage intra-Arab disputes and to solve them in an Arab framework. The Kuwaiti daily Al-Jarida reported that at a closed session of Arab leaders, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad demanded that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud 'Abbas abandon the peace strategy and renew the resistance to Israel, while Libyan Leader Mu'ammar Al-Qaddafi threatened to withdraw Libya's support for the Arab peace initiative. [Memri] More
Tuesday, 30 March, 2010: Libya is drafting an oil and gas law to reorganise the governance of a sector that has become a battleground between conservatives who want to tighten conditions for foreign companies and reformers trying to open up the economy. “We have to agree on a law suitable for the era,” said Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation in an interview with the Financial Times. “We [also] need to create a consensus on the new organisational framework for the industry and on the issue of governance.” Mr Ghanem is considered a reformist and an ally of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, the son of the Libyan leader, who has been pressing for political and economic liberalisation. [Financial Times] More
Tuesday, 30 March, 2010: Lagos - The Libyan leader, Muammar Qaddafi, is a highly controversial man and never fails to rush in where angels fear to tread. He enjoys in international circles what he denies Libyans at home. For such an erratic character, Qaddafi delights in stirring the hornet's nests in other people's dormain while he jealously guards his. His recent impudent statement on the violent crises in Nigeria only highlights his increasing flippancy on serious issues. This flippancy has bequeathed on him the 'Clown of the Maghreb'. The insensitivity of Qaddafi's call for Nigeria to be partitioned between Muslims North and Christians South as a solution to the frequent violent clashes in the country, irks rational and right-thinking minds. It only shows his level of understanding in global politics or perhaps, [Daily Champion] More
Tuesday, 30 March, 2010: The Libyan government through its African Investment Company and in collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GOL) has pumped US$55 million into the country's economy for reconstruction processes. Part of the amount is to be used to shortly manufacture building materials and implement several development projects in the country. Among items to be manufactured to help boost post-war reconstruction of the country are roofing sheets and pre-fabricated concrete slabs. The GOL representative at the Libyan African Investment Company (LAICO), Eugene Peabody, made the disclosure on Friday, March 26, 2010 at a press conference held in the conference room of the Monrovia City Hall. On updates on Ducor Hotel redevelopment and the Gbarnga Rubber Processing Plant projects in Bong County, both of which are being financed by LIACO in collaboration with the GOL, Mr. Peabody informed members of the press that substantial progress had been made in recent times to enhance the implementation on schedule. [Liberian Observer] More
Tuesday, 30 March, 2010: Rixos completed the construction of the Rixos Al Nasr in six months, and the facility opened its doors to guests in mid-March, the new hotel’s Deputy Manager Şükrü Koçak told the Anatolia news agency. “Libya has a 2,200-kilometer-long coastline in addition to a beautiful sea, sun, beaches and historic treasures. Hotels are the only missing element in this country, and this is why our group wanted to take advantage of the potential,” Koçak said. He noted that a majority of the hotel’s personnel were brought from Antalya and that close to 40 percent of their customers are Turkish businessmen. Rixos Hotels was established in Antalya in 2000. In addition to numerous properties in Antalya, the group currently has resorts in the southwestern province of Muğla and the Central Anatolian provinces of Konya and Ankara. Rixos runs hotels abroad in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Croatia, Dubai and Bahrain. [Todays Zaman] More
Tuesday, 30 March, 2010: Two major exhibitions addressing Libya’s infrastructure and oil and gas sectors, held recently in Tripoli, have been successful in meeting their objectives, organisers said. Taking place for the third successive year, Infrastructure Libya 2010 and Oil & Gas Libya 2010, attracted 4,628 registered visitors at the Tripoli International Fairground, a statement said. The event was officially opened by the chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC), Dr Shokri Ganem. Visitors included government and private sector planners, specifiers and procurement officials, engineers of all disciplines, specialist contractors, consultants and trading agents, all providing the essential contacts necessary for the exhibiting companies to secure a part in Libya’s economic development programme, the statement said. [Trade Arabia] More
Tuesday, 30 March, 2010: Switzerland receives an apparent slap in the face as the European Union withdraws its support for a visa ban against high-ranking Libyan officials, including leader Muammar Gaddafi, even as Swiss businessman Max Göldi’s situation deteriorates. The ABB manager, detained in the North African country for more than 19 months, is confined to a cell without windows or hot water as he continues a four-month jail sentence begun last month for residency permit violations. [Swisster] More
التجمع الجمهوري : نعي شاعر الحرية : محمد الشلطامي

المصري اليوم : البيان الختامي للقمة العربية رقم 22 المنعقدة في "سرت"

د. علي الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (34)     محمّد قدري الخوجة : رحلة العمر.. (5)

يونس الهمالي بنينه : من مكتبتي : الدورة الثامنة لمعرض طرابلس ـ 25 مارس 1934م

صالح سعيد الواحي : رحل المارق

خالد الغول : لو تحكمكم هذه الشخصية يوما ما

عبدالقادر القطعاني : عندما تقلب الموازين     صوفي صادق : فصل الخطاب في إثبات إنكار القطعاني لوجود العذاب

ادرار نـ فساطو : تلون عبد الله بن الجاهل فاق ألوان الحرباء.. أهي التقية

Monday, 29 March, 2010: SIRTE, Libya, March 27 (Xinhua) -- The 22nd Arab League summit kicked off on Saturday in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte to discuss a package of major issues challenging the Arab world, with protecting East Jerusalem from Israeli violation high on the agenda. The following is a brief introduction to the host country Libya. Located in the northern part of the African continent, the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya covers an area of 1,760,000 square km and has a population of about 6,090,000, with Arabs accounting for 90 percent. The country's official religion is Islam, and Libyan Muslims are mainly Sunnis. Arabic is the official language, with English extensively used. Tripoli is the national capital. [Xinhuanet] More
Monday, 29 March, 2010: BEIRUT: Libya should disclose information on the whereabouts of a Lebanese cleric and other missing individuals, a human rights watchdog group said on Friday. In a statement released ahead of the Arab Summit, which began this weekend in Tripoli, Human Rights Watch (HRW) also urged the Libyan authorities to make public information about hundreds of missing Libyan prisoners. “One of the themes of this Arab League summit is reconciliation,” said HRW Middle East and North Africa director Sarah Leah Whitson. “Libya should use this opportunity to inform the families who have been suffering the pain of not knowing where their loved ones are,” she added. The statement came ahead of a two-day Arab summit, which began Saturday. [Daily Star] More
Monday, 29 March, 2010: Amnesty International has written a letter to the Arab Summit about Libya's complicity in the 1978 disappearance of Imam Moussa Sadr and his two companions, according to a statement released by the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council. The statement said Amnesty International urged Arab leaders to "address human rights violations and continuing phenomenon of impunity in the Arab world." The document included a paragraph on Libya's "complicity" in the disappearance of Sadr. "Amnesty International points out that the legacy of impunity prevails over the forthcoming Arab Summit and the conference will be held in the absence of a high-level Lebanese delegation because of the Libyan government's alleged complicity in the forced disappearance of a prominent Shiite cleric in 1978," said the letter by the non-governmental worldwide organization. [Naharnet] More
Monday, 29 March, 2010: Hungarian contractor Nemzetközi Vegyépszer won a $413 million tender to build infrastructure and public facilities in Libya. The 40 month contract is scheduled to begin in the Q3 2010. The main infrastructure package will see Nemzetközi Vegyépszer lay 600 kilometres of sewage pipes, 450 kilometers of water lines, build 600,000 square meters of sidewalks and provide lighting along 400 kilometers of roads. Ample opportunities exist for foreign construction and infrastructure contractors, but sources inside Libya have said Western companies have been slow to seize them, paving the way for the likes of Nemzetközi Vegyépszer. According to the Hungarian contractor, negotiations to expand its contract are under way. It said that tenders floated from the Libyan government could double its volume of work in the country. (Sourced from MEED) [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 29 March, 2010: Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) - Swiss public television TSR reports that Moussa Koussa, Libyan security and foreign affairs minister, said Sunday that his country’s crisis with Switzerland has not yet ended. Koussa was reportedly interviewed on the fringes of the Arab summit taking place in Libya, although it is unclear what media was interviewing him. Koussa insists that Libya wants an international tribunal to review the arrest of Hannibal Qadaffi in Geneva in July 2008. The two countries agreed to a tribunal of three judges where each appoints a judge and the two must agreed on the third judge: to date they have not been able to agree on the third. Switzerland insists that the tribunal was part of a larger agreement which Libya has not respected. Koussa said that a political decision cannot be forced on Libyan judicial authorities, referring to requests for a pardon for imprisoned Swiss businessman Max Goeldi. [Genevalunch] More
Monday, 29 March, 2010: Radio station - A new radio station, called "Watani Kebir" (My great homeland), on Thursday commenced broadcasting programmes on the occasion of the two - day summit of the League of Arab States (LAS), which will start on Saturday in Sirte, central Libya. The launching ceremony took place at the Scouts' Theatre of Tripoli under the aegis of the Libyan General Authority for Culture and the General Libyan Authority of broadcasting. The director of the radio station Said Touati said the station was a "sincere and pure voice, that of Arab citizens free and committed to the destiny of their nation". Touati stressed that Watani Kebir was a general Arab satellite channel that would support the free and conscious voice, committed to the unity of the Arab world through the relay of unionist speeches and songs that reflect the historical journey of the nation. [Afrique Jet] More
د. محمد المفتي : ترك لنا شعاع الشمس.. وإرتحل

صوت العراق : القذافي نموذج لتردي الوضع العربي     قورينا : القرضاوي والعودة يشيدان بحكمة القذافي

سوا : ليبيا ترفع حظر منح تأشيرات للأوروبيين بعد إلغاء القيود على تأشيرات شنغن لليبيين

الأخبار : عقيد ليبيا حين يتكلّم     جليانه : نصّ كلمة القذافي في القمة العربية

إبراهيم قويدر : (الحجاب المكشوف : التمنطق بالدين)

طالب : مشاعر من القلب     سليم الرقعي : قرارات نتن ياهووه وقرارات القمه!؟     ليبي لا ديني : إسلاميون مخنـّثون!!

فوزي عبدالحميد : رسالة طلب عفو ومغفرة

سعد العبرة : رجل من ذاكرة الشمس..!!

هشام بن غلبون : ( ليبيا : مولد دولة )

Sunday, 28 March, 2010: Libya and the EU have said that they have lifted mutual visa bans to each other's citizens, after a long-running dispute between the North African nation and Switzerland and tit-for-tat bans. Libya said that it lifted a visa bar against the 25 European countries of the Schengen zone after the EU president Spain ended a blacklist banning 188 Libyans from entering the region. "In the interests of strengthening its cooperation with the European Union, Libya lifts the restrictions it earlier imposed on the citizens of the Schengen zone," Libya's foreign ministry said in a statement published by JANA, the state news agency. The EU earlier said in a statment distributed to media workers on the sidelines of an Arab summit in Sirte, Libya: "The names of Libyan citizens listed on the Schengen zone [blacklist] have been permanently removed." [Aljazeera] More
Sunday, 28 March, 2010: SURT, Libya (Reuters) — Arab states should prepare for the possibility that the Palestinian-Israeli peace process may be a total failure and prepare alternatives, the secretary general of the Arab League said on Saturday. The official, Amr Moussa, did not specify what the alternatives might be. But one possibility is a revival of an initiative first proposed eight years ago under which Arab states would normalize ties with Israel in exchange for concessions on territory. The Middle East peace process suffered a fresh setback this month when the Palestinians said indirect talks with the Israelis would not take place unless Israel reversed a decision to build 1,600 new homes in Ramat Shlomo, an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Speaking to Arab leaders here at a summit meeting of the 22-member Arab League, Mr. Moussa said that the peace process had reached a turning point and that it was time for Arab states to stand up to Israel. [New York Times] More
Sunday, 28 March, 2010: Human Rights Watch has urged Libya to reveal the fate of missing people in the country, including the prominent Shia cleric Imam Moussa Sadr. The call by the New York-based rights watchdog comes as the 22nd Arab League summit opens in Libya with Israel's expansion policies in Jerusalem al-Quds high on its agenda. Lebanese President Michel Sleiman has boycotted the summit in Sirte amid a lingering dispute with Libya over the disappearance of Imam Moussa Sadr, and has sent his country's envoy to Cairo instead, AFP reported on Saturday. Sadr vanished on August 31, 1978, while he was reportedly in Tripoli with two companions, who also went missing. In 2008, Lebanon issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi over Sadr's disappearance. [Press TV] More
Sunday, 28 March, 2010: How have you been coping with life outside football? Life outside football has been sweet. When you have things that keep you busy, you won‘t feel bored. It feels great to know that I touched peoples lives while playing and I am happy that I paid my dues for my country. Can you tell us about your experience while playing in Germany, Turkey and Libya? ......... Playing for Al Itihad in Libya was a wonderful experience. Their president, Muamar Gaddafi, and his son Saadi were very nice to me. I made my money from football in Libya. In fact Saadi taught me how to prepare for life after football. I made him bring big players like Victor Ikpeba and Camerounian Patrick Mboma, two former African Footballer of the Year award winners, to Libya. Libyans loved me and I got everything I wanted. I stayed in Italy while playing there. Gaddafi treated me like a king. He gave me a land to open a church in Terimata... [Punch] More
Sunday, 28 March, 2010: A writer shortlisted for this year's Booker Prize has called on the government to investigate the disappearance of his father in Libya. Jaballah Matar was one of Colonel Gaddafi's most outspoken critics when he was arrested and imprisoned 20 years ago. Now his son, Hisham Matar, has asked the British foreign secretary to help his family find out what happened. Razia Iqbal reports. [BBC] More
Sunday, 28 March, 2010: Two members of the House of Representatives have denied knowledge of summons of the Libyan envoy to Nigeria, said to have been invited by the House in the aftermath of Mr. Gaddafi's call for Nigeria's split. After Mr. Gaddafi's comments last week, the House, as part of a series of resolutions last week, had urged the Federal Government to recall Nigeria's envoy to Libya for consultations, while his Libyan counterpart to Nigeria was due to be summoned to the House, in protest. Umar Bature, whose Foreign Affairs committee was expected to conduct the planned talks with the envoy, and Halims Agoda, the sponsor of the last Thursday's motion, said they were unaware of such invitations to the Libyan Ambassador, although it has been widely reported by the media. Mr. Bature (PDP, Sokoto State), responded to inquiries by NEXT on the date of such summons, saying, "To my knowledge, there is no such invitation." He said the House "only" condemned the comments of Mr. Gaddafi, without enlisting further prayers. [Next] More
ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : برليسكوني.. والقمة

محمد الشلطامي : يوميات مسافر

السنوسي حبيب : قطرات من العشق

بعيو المصراتي : في يوم المسرح العالمي

عبد المنصف البوري : إلى الراحل محمد الشلطامي

علي يوسف زيو : الأستاذ محمد الشلطامي.. شاعر ليبيا فى رحاب الله

د. جاب الله موسى حسن : عشائر وقبائل برقة في مواجهة إبادة عرقية!!

أحمد الماقني : رحيل الذي لم يرحل

جماعة الإخوان المسلمين ـ ليبيا : بيان : الإفراج عن سجناء الجماعة الاسلامية الليبية المقاتلة

الناجي الحربي : المنشور الأخير لموقع السلفيوم!!

إبراهيم عمّيش : محمد الشلطامي.. توفاه الله ولم يمت

أويا : النص الكامل للمؤتمر الصحفي للدكتور سيف الاسلام معمر القذافي

هسبريس : جمع القمة.. قمامة!!

طارق القزيري : المرسكاوي الليبي : فن إفريقي أمازيغي عربي... ولكن

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : نداء للتضامن مع أسر وأهالي شهداء مجزرة سجن بوسليم

Saturday, 27 March, 2010: SIRTE, Libya, March 26 (Reuters) - The Swiss businessman whose detention in Libya unleashed a diplomatic row that dragged in most European countries will be released from prison very soon, a Libyan official said on Friday. Predictions of an imminent release for the businessman, Max Goeldi, coincided with Swiss media reports that Spain, holder of the European Union presidency, was sending its foreign minister to Libya to try to broker a solution to the row. Tripoli stopped issuing visas to most European nations in retaliation for Switzerland barring entry to nearly 200 high-ranking Libyans in an effort to press the North African country into freeing Goeldi. "Goeldi will be released very soon," a senior Libyan official, who did not want to be identified, told Reuters. He did not give any more details. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 27 March, 2010: The Spanish prime minister, José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, says there is hope the Swiss-Libyan crisis can be resolved within “the next few hours or days”. Zapatero, speaking on the sidelines of a European Union summit in Brussels, said Spain’s foreign minister, Miguel Angel Maratinos, would travel to Libya on Saturday. Zapatero said Spain, which currently holds the EU presidency, was working hard on a solution. He added that he was pleased Switzerland on Thursday lifted visa restrictions on leading members of the Libyan government, and hoped that Tripoli would follow suit and allow citizens of Schengen member countries to have access again to Libya. The deal Spain is trying to broker could also include the release from prison of Swiss businessman, Max Göldi, serving a four-month sentence and detained in Libya since mid-2008. [Swiss Info] More
Saturday, 27 March, 2010: It is a warm February afternoon and the sun is streaming through the open doors of a large, airy farmhouse set at the far end of a guarded estate outside Libya's capital, Tripoli. Trays of dates and almonds are laid out in the living room, where the owner of the house, relaxed in a traditional North African robe and slippers, sips orange juice freshly squeezed from the fruit trees outside. All is a picture of prosperity and calm. The serenity, though, is illusory. The home's inhabitant is Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libya's four-decade-long leader Muammar Gaddafi. At 37, Saif finds himself at the heart of a political battle for his country's future. To hear Saif tell it, the need for reform is urgent. "The whole world is going through more freedom, more democracy," he says, pumping the air in impatience. "We want to see those changes now, instead of 10 years' time, or 15 years." [Time] More
Saturday, 27 March, 2010: UNITED NATIONS, March 26 -- At the UN, often it is the questions not answered, and the protests not made, that are the real story. On Thursday morning after answering Inner City Press' questions about Myanmar, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was asked to comment, "One of your bodyguards was denied a visa because he is Lebanese. What's your comment?" While Ban answered that "I did enough yesterday. As you know I am leaving for Sirte, Libya," Inner City Press has looked into the issue. The raiser states that in the run up to the League of Arab States Summit in Sirte, Ban's office provide the Libyan mission to the UN with a list of his entourage, and ran into a problem. One of Ban's bodyguard, the raiser says, is Mohammed Abdul-Hussein of Lebanon. Libya and its Leader have problems not only with Switzerland -- for the arrest of Gadafi's son for abusing his employees -- but also with Lebanon, on the matter of the Vanished Imam. [Inner City Press] More
Saturday, 27 March, 2010: Lebanon Speaker Nabih Berri told the National News Agency (NNA) on Thursday that the cabinet’s decision on Wednesday to designate Lebanon’s representative at the Arab League, Khaled Ziadeh, as the country’s representative at Libya’s upcoming summit “only confirms Lebanon’s boycott of the summit,” as no high-ranking Lebanese officials are expected to attend it. “Lebanon’s stance is unified with regard to this issue,” said Berri, adding that Ziadeh and Lebanon’s Chargé d’Affaires in Libya Nazih Achour were scheduled to attend the summit either way. Berri also commended the positions of President Michel Suleiman and the cabinet to boycott the summit as a means to condemn the disappearance of Shiite Leader Imam Moussa al-Sadr during a visit to Libya in 1978. The former Shiite leader is the founder of the Amal Movement leader . Moussa was born in Qom, Iran in 1929 . His father was Ayatollah Ṣadr ad-Dīn aṣ-Ṣadr, originally from Tyre, in south Lebanon [Ya Libnan] More
Saturday, 27 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, MARCH 26 - There has been an unexpectedly swift turn of events in the months-old diplomatic quarrel between Switzerland and Libya, which has drawn in other European countries. A few hours after a note was issued in Madrid by Spain's Foreign Minister and the present holder of the EU presidency, Miguel Angel Moratinos, which "welcomes the ending of restrictions" by the Swiss authorities concerning 188 Libyan citizens, the news arrived from Berne that the black list had been lifted. The move allows the Spanish EU President to launch a final diplomatic offensive in order to bring a swift conclusion to the affair, which has seen Tripoli stopping the granting of entry visas to EU citizens. Moratinos will be in Libya tomorrow, in Tripoli and in Sirte, where the Arab League summit is taking place with Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi in attendance. This will provide an opportunity to patch up diplomatic differences and put an end to a dispute that has been going on for months now and, as Zapatero put it, has ended up harming all sides. [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 27 March, 2010: SIRTE, Libya (AFP) – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas arrived in Libya on Friday for an Arab summit expected to be dominated by Israel's controversial building of settlement homes in annexed east Jerusalem. Abbas was the first Arab leader to fly into the Mediterranean city of Sirte, hometown of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi who will be hosting his first Arab summit on Saturday and Sunday. Kadhafi was not present to greet Abbas, who was received by Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi. Shortly afterwards, however, the flamboyant Libyan leader, who is known for his unpredictability and for ruffling the feathers of fellow Arab heads of states, was on the tarmac to receive Jordan's King Abdullah II. [AFP] More
Saturday, 27 March, 2010: Al-Hilal conquer Top-4 after Day 2 as the team won two games in a row. At first on March 24th the team overcame Alshabab 73:64. It was a tough start and the teams nailed 17 points each and even Alshabab took 36:31 at the halftime. Al-Hilal played much better in the second half and reached the win. On March 25th they outscored Ahli Benghazi 66:52 to take 2-0 record. The last games will be played on March 27th. [Basket in Africa] More
تعازي إلى آل كاره والزروق     تعازي إلى آل الشلطامي     تعازي إلى آل لياس والمؤدب

منظمة التضامن : بيان صحفي : الإفراج عن 214 من السجناء السياسيين

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : ليبيا : الإفراج عن السجناء ومقتضيات احترام حقوق الإنسان

رابطة المثقفين والكتاب الليبيين : نعي الشاعر الكبير محمد الشلطامي

الطاهر الزاوي : ليتكم متـّم أو قتلتم وما رأيناكم في ذلك

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : تصريح صحفي

الجريدة : الأديب الليبيّ أحمد إبراهيم الفقيه : بعد أربعة قرون أجد من يقرأني

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : الشلطامي.. القيثارة التي لا تموت

طارق الهوني : لقطات من مراسم جنازة الشاعر الكبير محمد الشلطامي

محمد الشلطامي : أغنية شعبية

الجبهة الوطنية لأنقاذ ليبيا : الشاعر الكبير محمد الشلطامي في ذمة الله

مركز التوثيق الليبي : وداعاً.. محمد الشلطامي

المسحان : وداعا محمد : الشاعر الكبير محمد الشطامي (1945 - 2010)

مؤسسة ليبيا الوفاء : لقطات من "مظاهرة الوفاء"ـ واشنطن ـ 22 مارس 2010 (2)

مراد : وين اللحية وين.. يا اسلاميين.. نحسابوكم رجّاله.. اطلعتوا انساوين

فوزي عبدالحميد : دعوة من غرفة ليبيا الحرية     أبو أحمد الرياني : حول موضوع مدرسة الجماهيرية بمانشستر

     أحمد الورفلي : مسرحية القميص الأبيض     لغبر النفوسي : أقنعة المقاتله الليبيه التسعه والستون

Friday, 26 March, 2010: SIRITE, Libya - Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari briefly walked out Thursday of an Arab League ministerial meeting held in Libya to protest against Moammar Gadhafi's declared support for Saddam Hussein loyalists, delegates said. They said Zebari stormed out after he told his Arab peers that his government was angry over public comments by Gadhafi pledging support to a group of Saddam loyalists he met in Libya earlier this week. The group included senior commanders of Iraq's Saddam-era army and officials from his outlawed Baath Party. On Wednesday, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh condemned Gadhafi's Sunday meeting with the 29 Saddam loyalists, describing the move as "undiplomatic" and an "insult" to the people of Iraq. Iraq's post-Saddam governments are particularly sensitive to any contacts between foreign governments and Saddam loyalists. It views such meetings as an attempt to undermine their legitimacy and casting doubt on the right of the country's Shiite Muslim majority to be the country's most dominant political group. [AP] More
Friday, 26 March, 2010: Arab leaders are preparing to meet this weekend, for the annual Arab League summit. Libya's Colonel Moammar Gadhafi is hosting this year's meeting, despite difficult relations with several Arab leaders. Arab foreign ministers met behind closed doors Thursday in the Libyan coastal resort town of Sirte to discuss the agenda of the weekend summit of Arab leaders. Libyan government TV showed Colonel Gadhafi welcoming Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa and shaking hands cordially inside his Bedouin tent which had green camels painted on the canvas. Amr Moussa told journalists, before entering the closed door session that Arab unity was the single most important concern of the summit. He says that the current (regional) situation is extremely critical and that the Arabs cannot confront it divided [as they are]. Moreover, he adds, one of the primary reasons behind the critical situation is that very division of the Arabs. [VOA] More
Friday, 26 March, 2010: Though Libya renounced its weapons of mass destruction program back in 2003, a U.S. Embassy didn’t open in Tripoli until late 2008. That was after Libya paid compensation for the families of the victims of Pan Am flight 103. The Embassy is now in a residential neighborhood of the Libyan capital, located in a compound of villas, until the U.S. finds property for a more permanent place. It is committed to stick around and build its ties here. Despite the normalization of relations, there is much historic baggage weighing on the new relationship, including painful memories of the 1988 Pan Am 103 incident, and for the Libyans, the bombing of Leader Moammar Gaddafi’s home by the Americans in 1986. When a Scottish court released the man convicted in the Pan Am 103 bombing, Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi, on compassionate grounds, as doctors determined he had just three months left to live, many Americans reacted angrily, as it brought back painful memories. U.S. Ambassador Gene Cretz acknowledges that. [FOX] More
Friday, 26 March, 2010: This is another season of Ghaddafi-bashing in Nigeria. There is righteous indignation in the land. The Libyan leader, Muammar Ghaddafi has given an opportunity to diverse groups to speak with one voice. While the Federal Government promptly recalled the ambassador to Tripoli, the House of Representatives wants us to go a step further by severing diplomatic relations. Like an opportunistic infection, the French Embassy joined. The attacks on Ghaddafi are in response to his call that Nigeria be split into northern (muslim) southern (Christian) countries in order to stop further "bloodshed between muslims and Christians and the burning of places of worship". He had cited the example of India and Pakistan where a 1947 split had saved many Muslim and Hindu lives. His suggestion follows his obviously erroneous conclusion that the continuous massacres in Jos are due to rivalry between the two Middle East religions. [Vanguard] More
Friday, 26 March, 2010: KUWAIT/SIRT, Libya: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the accompanying delegation left Kuwait yesterday heading for Libya to attend the 22nd Arab summit conference due in Sirt city on 26-27 March. Meanwhile, in Sirt the Kuwaiti Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah on Wednesday underlined the significance of the Arab Summit in Libya, which comes amidst harsh circumstances engulfing the Arab area. Upon arriving in Sirt to head Kuwait's delegation in the preparatory ministerial meeting for the summit, Sheikh Dr. Mohammad said the summit is being held in light of a "vicious Zionist attack" on Islamic holy places in Palestine. Continuous Israeli aggression in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque places the summit against a major challenge, Kuwait's top diplomat said, adding "we saw in the last few days other nations' reactions regarding Israeli 'recklessness' in its international relations, as the United Kingdom has expelled an Israeli diplomat. [Kuwait Times] More
Friday, 26 March, 2010: Rabbi Lawrence Zierler, of the Jewish Center of Teaneck, and "Itzhik," a visitor from the town of Hadera in Israel, discuss Libya and Itzhik's memories from childhood. Itzhik shared with the audience his own memories of the "ma'abarot," or tent cities, and transit camps that were Israel's only way in its first years of existence, given its limited resources and still undeveloped infrastructure, to settle the mass immigration of nearly 1 million people fleeing persecution in Arab countries. Like the Roumani family chronicled in the film, Itzhik's family also left behind a prior situation of prestige and prosperity, to not only secure their safety and well-being, but also to fulfill their long-held aspirations of a return to Zion or "Palestinah," as it was known to them in the years before the establishment of the modern Jewish State. [North Jersey] More
Friday, 26 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - ROME, MARCH 25 - Silvio Berlusconi is the "only Western leader to have been invited" to the Arab League summit scheduled for Saturday at Sirte in Libya. The fact has been underlined by Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, who stated taht the Prime Minister's address would include a request to our "Israeli friends" to halt settlement construction, while Berlusconi would urge Arab leaders to issue "signals for a normalisation of relations with Israel". [ANSAmed] More
Friday, 26 March, 2010: SIRTE, Libya: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki has ordered Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari to quit an Arab summit in protest at a meeting this week between Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Iraqi opposition figures, a top Arab diplomat said yesterday. But Zebari, who is in the Libyan Mediterranean city of Sirte to attend a meeting of Arab foreign ministers and to represent Iraq at a summit on Saturday and Sunday, later told AFP he had not decided on his next move. “No decision now. Later,” he said as he walked out of the foreign ministers’ meeting with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Mohammed Al Sabbah. “I am here now. I am hungry, I’m going to eat something,” he said as he headed for lunch. According to the diplomat, Maliki ordered Zebari to pack up and go home as the foreign ministers began meetings to prepare for the weekend summit. [The Peninsula Qatar] More
محيط : "قمة سرت" بدون أبرز الزعماء العرب .. والقذافي غاضب

صوت العراق : إجتماع القذافي بالمعارضة العراقية : كيف ينحطّ العرب؟

الرافدين : العراق يوعز لوفده المشارك في القمة العربية بالانسحاب فورا

محمد الشلطامي : رسالة إلى الأطفال

الـللا فاطمة : حب وغرام.. التعساء.. الاشقياء

أحمد بوعجيلة : المضحك المبكي.. على هامش مؤتمر القمة العربي!

إذاعة هولندا : الإفراج عن قادة الجماعة الإسلامية المقاتلة الليبية

الرقيب : بيان : ترحيب بإطلاق سراح معتقلين ومطالبة بالمزيد من الخطوات المماثلة

علي الفزاني : القذافي.. والخيار الشمشوني ! (3)

سليم الرقعي : رسالة "صوتية" إلى سيدي فتحي الجهمي!؟

كتاب "العودة المحزنة إلى البحر" ـ تأليف : الصادق النيهوم

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة المتحدة : دعوة للإعتصام يوم 7 ابريل 2010

إبراهيم قويدر : القمم الهابطة     سالم بن عمار : هل نستطيع إيقاف طوفان الفساد؟

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : هيكل والافتراء على التاريخ (10)

سليم الرقعي : كلمة حق حول إطلاق سراح معتقلين سياسين في ليبيا!؟

Thursday, 25 March, 2010: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - About 200 former Islamist militants on Wednesday walked out the gate of Libya's most notorious jail, accompanied by relatives weeping with joy, after a release brokered by a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Those freed included leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, who had ties to al Qaeda but renounced militant thought in a book they released last year from their prison cells. The release was part of a program of reconciliation with militants who killed dozens of soldiers and police in the 1990s, and also represented a boost for reformers, led by Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam. Prison officials at Tripoli's Abu Salim prison gave the order for the huge metal entrance gate to be opened, allowing several hundred of the prisoners' relatives to pour in to the courtyard of the jail. [Washington Post] More
Thursday, 25 March, 2010: In the last 24 hours, Libya has released 214 prisoners, most of them Islamic radicals, employing a new tactic in its fight against terrorism. Seif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, Libyan Leader Moammar al-Gaddafi’s son, and, many believe, heir apparent, says he thinks reconciliation is the best way to deal with the problem of radicalism. The experiment, as he calls it, has been going on for three years. “Actually the Libyans are worried from the idea that those people go first to Iraq they get trained and they come back and start doing the troubles here, and it happened, so the Government is trying all the time to stop young people going to Iraq because today you fight in Iraq and tomorrow you fight in Libya.” Seif Gaddafi claims to hope good deeds are rewarded. And he thinks releasing these people and re-integrating them into society is the right thing to do, adding that Libya needs all its citizens on board the project of bringing the country forward—he says he wants the help of these men to build, not destroy, Libya. [FOX]
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Thursday, 25 March, 2010: BEIRUT - Lebanon's ambassador to Egypt will attend the Arab summit in Libya after President Michel Sleiman decided not to go amid a spat over the suspected disappearance there of a prominent Lebanese cleric, the government said on Wednesday. The cabinet "unanimously agreed that Khaled Ziyadeh, Lebanon's ambassador to Cairo and representative to the Arab League, will represent Lebanon at the Arab summit" on Saturday and Sunday, Information Minister Tarek Mitri told reporters. Top officials in Lebanon have said they would boycott the meeting over a dispute with Tripoli on the disappearance of leading Shiite cleric Mussa Sadr. Sadr -- who is still regarded by Lebanon's Shiites as a key spiritual guide -- vanished on August 31, 1978, and the circumstances of his disappearance are still a mystery. He was last seen in Libya. [AFP]
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Thursday, 25 March, 2010: GENEVA - Switzerland says it will lift a travel ban on senior Libyan officials to ease tensions in a dispute that has drawn in much of Europe. The Swiss government expressed hope Wednesday that Libya would respond by ending visa restrictions against citizens of Switzerland and 24 other nations in Europe's passport-free zone. The Swiss blacklisted nearly 200 Libyans after back-and-forth recriminations stemming from the arrest by Geneva police of leader Moammar Gadhafi's son, Hannibal, in 2008 for allegedly beating his servants. Tripoli retaliated as the blacklisted Libyans were prevented from visiting countries such as France and Germany. Libya's restrictions threatened work for Italian and other European companies in the African country. [AP]
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Thursday, 25 March, 2010: SIRTE, Libya - Libya's maverick leader Moamer Kadhafi hosts his first Arab summit this weekend that aims to "rescue" Jerusalem as Israel defies international calls for a settlement freeze in the Holy City. The Saturday-Sunday summit in Sirte is also expected to home in on Sudan where President Omar al-Beshir, although faced with an international arrest warrant for alleged war crimes in Darfur, is seeking re-election. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has already dominated the runup to the summit amid calls for both the Arab world's pro-Western and radical leaders to set aside feuding and unite against Israel. Kadhafi, who himself has been known to storm out of Arab summits in the past and has a history of ruffling the feathers of fellow Arab leaders at such forums, has set the tone. [AFP]
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Thursday, 25 March, 2010: Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi hosts his first Arab summit this weekend that aims to “rescue” Jerusalem as Israel defies international calls for a settlement freeze in the Holy City. The Saturday-Sunday summit in Sirte is also expected to home in on Sudan where President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, although faced with an international arrest warrant for alleged war crimes in Darfur, is seeking re-election. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has already dominated the run-up to the summit amid calls for both the Arab world’s pro-Western and radical leaders to set aside feuding and unite against Israel. Gaddafi, who himself has been known to storm out of Arab summits in the past and has a history of ruffling the feathers of fellow Arab leaders at such forums, has set the tone. His Mediterranean hometown of Sirte in central Libya is decked with banners that proclaim: “The time is not for disputes,” “We must work together,” and “The interest of the (Arab) nation rises above all differences.” [Gulf Times]
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المدى : الدباغ : نأمل إعادة قراءة الجهد العراقي من الدول العربية

صوت العراق : عجبت من صفاقة معمر القذافي     قورينا : الجماعة المقاتلة تشكر القائد وتعتذر منه

عيسى عبدالقيوم : قيادة المقاتلة تغادر السجن

أ ف ب : ليبيا تفرج عن 214 اسلاميا

محمد عمر حسين : خطوة في الإتجاه الصحيح!!

قورينا : ليبيا تفرج عن 3 قياديين سابقين بالجماعة الليبية المقاتلة

مؤسسة ليبيا الوفاء : لقطات من "مظاهرة الوفاء"ـ واشنطن ـ 22 مارس 2010 (1)

ؤسان : مناشير مناهضة للنظام توزع في مدينة زوارة

ؤسان : ( د. جاب الله حسن : سكان برقة من حقهم إن يقرروا مصيرهم وينفصلوا عن ما كان يعرف بليبيا )

أبو أحمد : رشفة من فنجان قهوة (4)     د. مصطفى الزائدي : شأن القمة وشئون الأمة

Wednesday, 24 March, 2010: (CNN) -- Libyan authorities Tuesday released three top leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, successfully concluding a three-year peace process that has produced an alliance against al Qaeda. "This was a big event," Noman Benotman, a former commander in the LIFG and a key intermediary in the peace talks, told CNN. "The leaders still have big credibility in the jihadist movement, and they can now play a big role in the future in countering al Qaeda's ideology. Al Qaeda [leaders] are not going to be happy about this." In September, the leaders of the LIFG -- once on close personal terms with al Qaeda's leaders -- formally ended the group's nearly two decades of armed struggle against Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime in Libya. It issued a 417-page religious document, "Corrective Studies," repudiating al Qaeda's ideology. [CNN] More
Wednesday, 24 March, 2010: Libya has freed more than 200 Islamist inmates as part of its programme of rehabilitation of militant groups. It was "an historic event", said Col Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam, whose Gaddafi Foundation has tried to engage with Islamists in recent years. Some 34 of the 214 freed inmates are from the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which has suspected links to al-Qaeda but has reportedly renounced violence. In the past, the group has been accused of trying to oust Col Gaddafi. Three of the group's leaders were among those released. "With the release of these leaders, we have brought to a conclusion our programme of dialogue and reconciliation," Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was quoted as saying by AFP news agency. [BBC] More
Wednesday, 24 March, 2010: ZLITEN, Libya — Dozens of boys and young men mill around the cavernous hall of the Muslim University madrassah in this Sufi shrine town in northwestern Libya. Pilgrims drift in and out of the enormous mosque recently built on the site of a Sufi saint’s tomb after paying their respects. In addition to Libyans, African and Asian students from the majority Sunni sect of Islam attend this Islamic seminary. “They study Quran and the Shariah and carry out missionary work for Islam in Africa and Asia to teach its tenets,” said Abd as-Salam Milad Shomeyla, one of the guardians of the shrine of 15th century Sufi saint Abd as-Salam al-Asmar. Sufi dervishes take part in ecstatic dancing and prayer sessions. The Zliten shrine is flourishing now, but it was blacklisted by President Moammar Gadhafi's regime for many years and its financial affairs were removed from a private trust and assigned to the government's Ministry of Islamic Endowments. [Global Post] More
Wednesday, 24 March, 2010: Security - The senior advisor at Libyan embassy in Comoros, Hussein Mizdawi, has donated a number of items, including uniforms and truncheons, to the Comoran police, official sources said on Monday in Moroni. The ceremony was held at Moroni Central Police Station in the presence of Comoran president, Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, and the country's Interior minister, Ahmed Hassane El Barwane. "Our country is fragile. We very much need to keep peace and stability to achieve development," President Sambi said. President Sambi, who recently attended the celebration marking the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Mohammed in Libya, had announced the commitment made by the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, to guarantee 12 months' salary for the Comoran army. [Afrique Jet] More
Wednesday, 24 March, 2010: Pediatric surgery - The eighth conference on pediatric surgery and the ninth general assembly of the Arab Association of Patients with Congenital Heart Defects started Sunday in Benghazi, Libya. Organized by Al-Fateh Hospital of Pediatric Surgery, in collaboration with the Medical Centre of Benghazi and the Arab Medical University, the three-day meeting brings together over 70 researchers from the US, Great Britain, Canada, Malaysia, Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Qatar, Bahrain, Russia and Libya. They are discussing several issues dealing with recent scientific processes used in education and medical training in general. [Afrique Jet] More
Wednesday, 24 March, 2010: March 23 (Bloomberg) -- How do you like your camel? At Athar restaurant in Tripoli, it’s served in a clay pot that your waiter cracks open with a hammer at the table. The dish comes with vegetables cooked in a tomato sauce. Eating camel meat is not uncommon in countries such as Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East nations. If you don’t fancy camel, a delicacy, you can order lamb or seafood, with a side dish of couscous. Camel is the most popular with foreigners, according to Athar’s co-owner, Mohamed Shams. Athar, located in the Roman quarter, reflects Libya’s transformation from a largely closed and isolated nation during the years when Muamaar Al-Qaddafi sought to impose his self- proclaimed revolution in the region through the support of rebels and militants. Now that the country has started to open up, Tripoli is filled with foreigners trying to do business with the holder of Africa’s largest oil reserves. [Bloomberg] More
Wednesday, 24 March, 2010: Seven months after his release from a Scottish prison on "compassionate" grounds, and four months after prostate cancer was supposed to have killed him, Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has had a miraculous turn for the better, death-wise. How very surprising. Saif Khadafy, son of Libyan dictator Moammar, confirmed that Megrahi, convicted of murdering 270 people at Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, is doing much better, thank you very much. Megrahi "was sick and was released for humanitarian reasons, and was soon in better health and in a good condition," Khadafy told an Arab newspaper. "His future is now in God's hands." In the same interview, Khadafy is reported to have admitted that securing release for the now "greatly improved" Megrahi had dominated trade talks - including oil deals - between Libya and the government of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. [NY Daily News] More
Wednesday, 24 March, 2010: Ahli Benghazi, Alshabab, Al-Nasser and Al-Hilal advanced to Top 4 of the League. All of them will play with each other starting from March 25th. Ahli Benghazi as a reminder won the Regular Season with 12-2 record. Alshabab and Al-Nasser finished with 10-4 record on the second and third places, while Al-Hilal is fourth with 8-6 record. On March 25th Hilal will face Shabab, while Ahli Benghazi will take on Nasr. [Basket-in-Africa]
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أوريدة عبد الله أبو حليقة : توائم ينامون في صناديق كرتونية على الأرض

أويا : الجماعة المقاتلة تكشف لسيف الإسلام القذافي آخر مستجدات الحوار 

المسحان : مأساة حرب تشاد .. الذكرى الأليمة

الحيران : بيت القصيد     الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : أدلة البعث بعد الموت من برهان الخلايا الجذرية

المحمودي : الإسلام والداروينية ضدّان لا يلتقيان

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : آهات     د. علي الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (33)

عبد السلام الزغيبي : الأم الليبية.. نبع الحب والحنان والعطاء والتضحية

بنت الوطن : المفتي النجم بلا منازع      أحمد ابراهيم : ستعـلمنّ نباه..

السلفيوم : ( محمد العبعوب : متى ينتهي القمع المعرفي والحجر على الأفكار في دولة الجماهير؟ )

د. مصطفى عبدالله : من حقي أن أحلم (1)

علاء الدرسي : لقطات من ( اعتصام الأهالي 20/3/2010 ) ـ الحاجة سالمة محمد بوحبوطة والدة ثلاث ضحايا 

علاء الدرسي : اعتصام أهالي ضحايا بوسليم يوم السبت 20/3/2010

Tuesday, 23 March, 2010: The European Union put pressure on Switzerland on Monday to resolve its diplomatic spat with Libya, with several countries threatening to isolate Bern. Eight members countries asked EU foreign affairs Catherine Ashton to put pressure on Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey to resolve the dispute, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said. The two countries have been embroiled in a diplomatic row since July 2008 after the brief arrest in Geneva of Moamer Kadhafi's son Hannibal when two hotel workers complained he had mistreated them. The dispute escalated when Libya detained two Swiss businessmen, and Switzerland hit back by issuing blacklisting 188 prominent Libyans from entering Europe's Schengen visa zone. "We hope that Switzerland and Libya can sign on Tuesday a draft agreement. [Expatica] More
Tuesday, 23 March, 2010: Germany will try to mediate a dispute that has led Libya to refuse visas to nationals of Switzerland and two dozen other European nations, an official said Monday. Catherine Ashton, the EU foreign affairs chief, said she expects the Swiss and Libyan governments to resolve their disagreement quickly. Switzerland has banned Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and nearly 200 other Libyan officials and their family members from entering the country. The dispute began in 2008, when Swiss authorities arrested Gadhafi's son, Hannibal Gadhafi, and his wife for allegedly beating up their servants. Libya responded by withdrawing money from Swiss banks, interrupting oil supplies, recalling diplomats and arresting two Swiss businessmen. It also banned travel to Libya by nationals of Switzerland and the two dozen other European nations that form a passport-free travel area. [Businessweek] More
Tuesday, 23 March, 2010: Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat- Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has dispatched his Deputy Foreign Minister Amran Abu Kara'a to Cairo in order to deliver a new invitation to Lebanese President Michel Suleiman to attend the Arab League Summit in Libya, Asharq Al-Awsat has learnt. This invitation was delivered to the Lebanese Arab League representative in the presence of Arab League Secretary-General Amr Musa. The Arab League Summit is scheduled to take place in the Libyan city of Sirte on Saturday and Sunday 27 – 28 March. Well informed Arab and Libyan sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that Abu Kara'a yesterday paid an unannounced visit to Cairo which lasted for a number of hours during which he met with Amr Musa and delivered the Lebanese invitation before returning to Tripoli. [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
Tuesday, 23 March, 2010: President Hosni Mubarak will not attend the Arab Summit slated for 27 March in the Libyan city of Sert, as he will still be recuperating from a recent surgery, sources said. Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, who has been serving as acting president in Mubarak's absence, will most likely attend the summit on the president's behalf, according to the same sources. Meanwhile, the Palestinian representative to the Arab League confirmed that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will attend the summit despite minor injuries from slipping and falling in a hotel room in Amman, Jordan recently. Libyan sources said President Muammar Qadhafi will work on Arab reconciliation during the summit, particularly with regard to easing tensions between Egypt and Syria and Qatar. [Almasry Alyoum] More
Tuesday, 23 March, 2010: Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat- Djibouti's Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf has stated to Asharq Al-Awsat that Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh will participate in the upcoming Arab summit scheduled for end of March in Libya. In a telephone interview with Asharq Al-Awsat the Foreign Minister called on the Arab summit to back Djibouti's position against Eritrea, and announced the end of the dispute with Libya which arose as a result of the latter's opposition to imposing sanctions on Asmara over its aggressive policy toward Djibouti and Somalia. In December of last year, Djibouti's foreign minister told Asharq Al-Awsat that his country would not participate in the Arab summit because of what he regarded as Libya's attempt to undermine the Arab higher interests after Libya, in its capacity as the only Arab member of the UN Security Council, refused to approve the UNSC resolution imposing political and economic sanctions on Eritrea because of its interference in the domestic affairs of neighboring Somalia. [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
Tuesday, 23 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, MARCH 22 - On the Swiss black list of 188 Libyan citizens whose entrance to the country is prohibited "is also an 8-year-old child who is the nephew of the Libyan leader, and who is not a terrorist or a criminal," said Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini at the end of the EU Council of Foreign Ministers, confirming Italy's request to Swiss authorities to eliminate the black list. The list has created a bilateral dispute with Libya which is having an adverse effect on all countries in the Schengen area. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 23 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, MARCH 22 - Italy hopes that a diplomatic solution will be reached in the conflict between Libya and Switzerland. If not, all instruments that are part of the Schengen code will be used, said Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini at his arrival in Brussels for the EU Foreign Council. "We will discuss it today. We must reach an agreement which allows us to find a diplomatic solution for the question: an agreement between Libya and Switzerland. We must ask Switzerland to remove this black list, which is creating many problems in the whole Schengen area", Frattini said. "The negotiators are at work, but clearly a group of EU countries is asking for European solidarity. I mean Italy, Malta, Greece, Spain and Portugal. We have no choice but to use all instruments that are part of the Schengen code as of April 5, if no agreement is reached". [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 23 March, 2010: Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates arrived on Sunday night in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the first leg of a North African tour that aims to boost energy ties with the country's major oil suppliers. Besides Libya, Socrates, who is accompanied by a high-level delegation of officials and businessmen, will travel to Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. In Tripoli, Socrates will meet with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and General Secretary of the General People's Committee al- Baghdadi al-Mahmudi. Talks are expected to explore means of balancing the trade balance between the two sides, which is in favor of Libya, one of Portugal's major oil suppliers, by 296.8 million euros. Portuguese Minister for Economy Jose Vieira da Silva said Socrates' meetings will focus on promoting relations in energy, infrastructure, agriculture, and food industries. [People] More
Tuesday, 23 March, 2010: The second meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between Azerbaijan and Libya, was recently held in Tripoli. The meeting was chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov and Secretary on Asian affairs of the National Committee on External Ties and International Cooperation of Libya Mohammad Omer al-Barrani. At the meeting, both countries inked the memorandum of understanding on the abolition of visas for people with diplomatic, official and special passports, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry press-centre told Trend news agency. During the meeting, Libyan official said that his country is willing to expand cooperation with Azerbaijan in such fields as economy, trade, energy, industry, security, agriculture, construction, culture, tourism and others. Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister stressed the successful development of cooperation between the two countries. [Neurope] More
Tuesday, 23 March, 2010: A group of some 50 Libyan residents in Malta and a number of Maltese who work in Libya held what was described as being a 'march of anger' in Valletta this afternoon to protest against the Swiss blacklist of 188 senior Libyan officials, including Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the Swiss referendum decision to ban the building of new minarets. The demonstration, which was peaceful, started at City Gate and proceeded down St Paul Street to the offices of the European Union Representation and the European Parliament, where a protest letter was handed in. The demonstration was organised The International Organisation of Births League of the Great Al Fatah. The Imam of the local Muslim Community also attended. Some of those present carried placards in Arabic and Maltese protesting over the Swiss decision. The Maltese workers protested that the Swiss blacklist and the Libyan retaliation by stopping visas to all travellers from Schengen area countries was threatening their job. [Times of Malta] More
الهادي حقيق : في عيد الأم : ( يا صبيّ يا صبيّ.. كيف كبد أمّك عليك.. كيف كبد أمّي عليّ )

موحمد ؤمادي : مشروع تاوالت للحفاظ على التراث

عيسى عبدالقيوم : الباروني يحتفل بالذكرى الرابعة لتأسيسه

محمد الخفيفي : شكر على تعازي

عاطف الأطرش : رداً على الاتهامات باستغلال (مساء الخير بنغازي) لتحقيق منافع خاصة

أمارير : يا وطني

الشرق الأوسط : القذافي لن يستقبل الزعماء العرب..

BBC : Colonel Gaddafi Lookalike's 'Family' Link To Leader

صلاح حقيق : أمي ، مشغول وامرايف

نداء صبري عـياد : إلى أمي ـ بمناسبة عيد الأم ـ

Ghoma : Approaches to Development (1)

Monday, 22 March, 2010: Arab League Secretary General Moussa said today that Libya delivered the official invitation to Lebanon’s Arab League representative to attend Arab summit. Lebanon is bound to reject the invitation again because it was not delivered properly to the the right authorities . The protocol dictates that the invitation should be personally delivered to the president of the Republic of Lebanon , Michel Suleiman Libya first sent last Monday to the Lebanese Ambassador to Syria Michel Khoury an official invitation. However, upon instructions by the Lebanese Foreign Ministry the Embassy in Damascus rejected the invitation. “The invitation was received by the Lebanese embassy in Damascus, which is not authorized to receive and respond to this invitation for administrative reasons,” the Lebanese Foreign ministry said in a statement. [Yalibnan] More
Monday, 22 March, 2010: Q: Turkey and Libya have recently cancelled visa requirements on their citizens, a major step in strengthening bilateral relations, tell us about the current progress of these relations. A: Turkey and Libya are two brotherly countries that have deeply rooted and priviliged relations. As an ambassador, I started to feel this from the beginning of my work here. Since I landed in to Tripoli Airport up to now, I have met a very warm welcome. I really feel at home in Libya. We have a common history, the same religion and a similar culture. We have a shared geography as well. Turkey and Libya are the two two gateways of Mediterranean; one connecting it to Africa, the other tying it with the Black Sea, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 22 March, 2010: Vienna, Asharq Al-Awsat- There were predictions before the recent Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) conference about the participation of Libyan Oil Minister Dr Shukri Ghanim, because of the existing crisis between the Libyan Jamahiriyah and Switzerland, and the fact a number of Libyan officials have been put on a Europe-wide travel ban by Switzerland, which includes Austria, where the OPEC headquarters are based. The concerns did not subside despite the fact that the Austrian authorities were obliged to give Ghanim a transit visa because of what diplomatically is known as the Headquarters Agreement. However, Ghanim arrived in Vienna and participated in the conference, and he even stayed an extra three days in the Austrian capital in which he lived in for years during his work at OPEC. This was an opportunity for Asharq Al-Awsat to speak with Ghanim on a wide range of issues including the challenges facing OPEC, current relations with Switzerland and the future of Iraq's oil sector. [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
Monday, 22 March, 2010: A political cartoon entitled "the West Threatens to Step Up Sanctions on Iran," recently appeared in a Kuwait daily newspaper. It depicted Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tied down to a bed by flimsy ropes, while a strong Western or American hand tickles the soles of his feet with a soft feather, causing him to laugh hysterically. How might Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi react to this cartoon? What memories and associations have been provoked in Tripoli by the issue of sanctions on Iran? How does Qaddafi assess the strategic and political outcomes of his renunciation of Libya's clandestine nuclear weapons program in 2003, an exceptional case in the annals of the global nuclear order? Does he regret his action? Would he act differently today, particularly against the backdrop of Iran's determined drive to advance its nuclear program and the weak Western efforts to inhibit it? [News Blaze] More
Monday, 22 March, 2010: Libyan city of Sirt hosts Monday preparatory meetings at the level of permanent representatives for the 22nd Arab Summit, due here on March 27-28. Kuwait's permanent representative to the Arab League, Ambassador Abdullah Al-Mansour is heading his country's delegation to the meetings, which will prepare the draft of the 27-article agenda over a host of political, economic, security, social, cultural and legal cooperation. The permanent representatives will refer the draft agenda and draft resolutions to the preparatory meeting of the Arab foreign ministers, due on March 25. Senior officials in the Arab Economic and Social Council are to hold another preparatory meeting tomorrow to prepare the economic and social aspect of the summit, before referring the draft resolutions to the meeting of the council. [KUNA] More
Monday, 22 March, 2010: An unlikely ally and impeccable timing helped Japan snatch an unlikely victory from the jaws of defeat in Doha. While early projections pointed to the easy passage of a proposal to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna--a result that would have stung Japan as the main importer of the prized fish--some shrewd behind-the-scenes maneuvering set the stage for the proposal's demise. The beginning of the end for the proposal led by Monaco and the European Union was triggered by an outburst from the Libyan delegate at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or CITES. At a committee meeting Thursday in the Qatari capital, the Libyan delegate shouted his objection to the US-backed proposal, saying it was "part of a conspiracy of developed countries". His comment was a direct appeal to anti-West sentiment among developing countries. [Asia News] More
Monday, 22 March, 2010: KANO - Nigeria's top Islamic cleric warned foreigners against meddling in the nation affairs on Sunday, days after Libya's leader suggested the country be broken up into Muslim and Christian areas. "External commentators on the Nigerian situation should ... be told in no uncertain terms that Nigeria, despite its difficulties, has come a long way and that it should not be taken for granted or viewed as a simplistic conglomeration of ethnic or religious groups," said the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar. Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, until recently the chairman of the African Union, suggested last week that Nigeria follow the partition model of Pakistan as a way of ending repeated bouts of inter-religious violence. Pakistan was formed in 1947 after the Muslim minority of predominantly Hindu India founded their own homeland. [Maktoob] More
Monday, 22 March, 2010: March 20, 2010 -- Rising from their meeting in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, African university students resolved that they would meet regularly in an effort to promote relations between African students' organizations. The meeting, organised by the General Union of Libyan Students and Nasser University and sponsored by the Libyan Liaison Office of revolutionary committees, emphasized in its final communique that the students would also examine the merits of the continent's unity in their deliberations. They adopted the Libyan leader's (Kadhafi's) statement at the opening of the meeting on 13 March as a working document for achieving African unity. The communique said "the future of the African continent will be handled by leaders of African youth and students who represent the backbone of the future. [Waltainfo] More
د. جاب الله موسى حسن : "إعلام الغد" والسير صوب الماضي!!

حسن المائل : اجدابيا.. مدينة الشعر والشعراء

نادي الباروني : نشاط النادي الكروي لشهر فبراير 2010

عبدالنبى أبوسيف ياسين : الدكتور زايد ناقص

كتاب "فرسان بلا معركة" ـ تأليف : الصادق النيهوم

بعيو المصراتي : مسرح ومسرحيون ومقاهي (1)

القدس العربي : 'الساعة' و 'الليبية'.. دقة بدقة!

Sunday, 21 March, 2010: Imams of Libyan mosques on Friday strongly condemned the Israeli campaign which, they say, aims to turn Al-Quads (Jerusalem) into a Judaism worshipping place and the demolition of the Al-Aqsa mosque, one of the holy sites of Islam. In their sermons during Friday prayers, they denounced "the shameful silence" of the Arab and Islamic world and the different bodies and institutions that are to protect the Al-Quads mosque in relation to the latest developments and in the face of a new Israeli attack together with the continuation of the settlement and extension policy carried out by the Israeli occupation authorities to the detriment of Arab lands. [Afrique Jet] More
Sunday, 21 March, 2010: Arab leaders staying away from Arab summit due to personal disputes and frustration. Several Arab leaders are not expected to attend the Arab League summit in Libya at the end of this month. The choice of Libya as the host of this year’s annual summit, which by Arab League regulations takes place each year in a different Arab country, is underlining existing fractures between Libya and other members. But some suggest the location of the summit is of little significance and attribute the low turnout to difficult circumstances. “It’s frustration,” Dr. Jack Kalpakian, a political analyst at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco told The Media Line. [The Media Line] More
Sunday, 21 March, 2010: The chairman of the Libyan railroad authority Mr. Said Rashid held meeting on Tuesday with the CEO of China Civil Engineering and Architecture company Company that is currently constructing two major railroad projects in Libya. The meeting was mainly to follow up on the work of the company in the two projects. The Chinese company is undertaking the constructing of Sirte-Ras Jdair railroad with the length of 650 kms and reach to the Libyan border with Tunisia. The other project is the line between Sirte and Hisha in the south at 810 kms that reach deep into the Fizan region. The contracts of these two projects were signed in February 2008. [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 21 March, 2010: Libyan leader, Col. Muammar Ghaddafi, has an interesting antidote to the frequent religious riots in Nigeria: break the country into two – something like the Islamic Republic of Northern Nigeria and Christian Republic of Southern Nigeria. In his own calculations, this is the ultimate recipe for peace and stability. There would be no more religious riots and burning of places of worship. We would live apart happily ever after. Hindus and Muslims used to have a similar problem in India, Ghaddafi reminded us, until it was split in two with the creation of Pakistan for Muslims in 1947. Many Nigerians have reacted angrily to his suggestion. Senate President David Mark, a Northern Christian, described Ghaddafi as “a mad man”. The House of Representatives wants Nigeria to sever diplomatic ties with Libya in protest. The Federal Government has recalled the Nigerian ambassador to Libya “for consultations” – obviously over Ghaddafi’s pronouncement. On the other hand, not everyone is disgusted. Many Nigerians, especially Southerners, are backing the proposal. [This Day] More
مركز التوثيق الليبي : سيف الإسلام : "أمير" جماعة الإخوان.. الجديد

فرح : ( ليلى الهوني : أولادي وبيتي وزوجي أولا وقبل كل شيء )

القوى الثورية : دعوة للطلاب بالولايات المتحدة لتشكيل أمانة للأتحاد

طلاب : دعوة إلى الطلاب للتظاهر ضد سفيرنا بالولايات المتحدة

رمضان جربوع : استكان الإصلاح أم يتحفـّز؟

فتحي ازواري : إلي كل ليبي (4)

أويا : منتجات إسرائيلية في السوق الليبية

Saturday, 20 March, 2010: The issue began when new legislation — which passed with an overwhelming majority of votes — amended the Swiss constitution to ban the building of minarets on any mosques built in the future. Proponents of the amendment claim minarets obstruct the Swiss skyline. This legislation, originally proposed by the Swiss People’s Party, is seen as backlash directed at Muslims in Switzerland. Unfortunately, the only government, which decided to take action against the Swiss, is no other than the Socialist Republic of Libya. Libyan “President” Muammar Al Gaddafi has confronted this issue with extreme measures. Appalled by the Swiss treatment of Muslims — though this amendment was passed via a popular vote, not government imposed — Gaddafi announced to more than 20 Muslim countries that Switzerland is “an infidel and obscene state which destroys mosques.” He has threatened to wage a fiscal jihad against Switzerland. He plans to cut off oil supplies to Switzerland and retract investments in the Swiss Bank. [Daily 49er] More
Saturday, 20 March, 2010: As a Jew, there are times I feel equidistant from the Muslim and the Christian worlds. Living in Brooklyn, I am fortunate enough to speak regularly with Jews from Arab and Muslim countries. There was a time when the Arab world was a place of refuge of refuge from the Spanish Inquisition. Even before the founding of the State of Israel, the Muslim attitude towards Jews fluctuated in different places between benevolent and virulently intolerant. There are Jews from Morocco who speak a Jewish Arabic that has the same relationship to regular Arabic that Yiddish does to German. There are a lot of kosher recipes that are indistinguishable from local Arab cuisine. A major strategic blunder made in the Arab world was its de facto expulsion of its Jews. From Algeria to Syria, from Libya to Iraq and Egypt were thriving large Jewish communities of over a million strong. Of those communities, only a handful remain. After expropriations, pogroms and pervasive discrimination, the Jews of the Arab world were forced to seek refuge elsewhere. [Rantrave] More
ميدل ايست اونلاين : اشتعال الازمة بين ليبيا ونيجيريا     القدس : هنيبال القذافي يرفض التعويض المالي

منظمة التضامن : مذبحة بوسليم.. الحقيقة المغيبة ـ شريط وثائقي من إنتاج المنظمة

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : قمة الإجماع العربي

سالم بن عمار : فلننصر منير ونتصدى للإرهاب

علاء الدرسي : إهداء إلى أمهاتنا.. أمهات ضحايا مذبحة بوسليم

الدستور : صراع بين نجل القذافي وابن عمه وراء وقف بث الساعة     البصرة نت : ما تريده امريكا من القمة العربية

آل بن عمران وآل النعمي : شكر على تعازي

د. مصطفى عبدالله : الإصلاح يحتاج إلى صدق وإخلاص

محمد بن احميدة : القذافي : ابنائي مثل ابنائكم!

Friday, 19 March, 2010: In a move that could lead to a major diplomatic row, Nigeria has recalled its ambassador to Libya, Alhaji M. K. Ibrahim. The recall is in relation to the North African country’s leader Muammar Ghaddafi’s suggestion that Nigeria is better off “split” into two countries - one Muslim, the other Christian - as a way of solving its sectarian and religious problems. Nigeria’s action comes as the House of Representatives strongly expressed displeasure yesterday over Ghaddafi's utterances, urging the Nigerian government to commence the process of severing ties with the country. A statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the ambassador to Tripoli, the Libyan capital, was recalled for "urgent negotiations" because of the "irresponsible utterances of Colonel Ghaddafi". "His theatrics and grandstanding at every auspicious occasion have become too numerous to recount," the statement added. [This Day] More
Friday, 19 March, 2010: THE son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi today dismissed an offer by a Swiss regional government to pay him compensation in a bid to ease a diplomatic row over his arrest in 2008. "I am not seeking financial compensations and it will not do me justice," Hannibal Gadhafi said. "International arbitration is our just demand and there is no doubt that it’s coming," he said, without elaborating. Yesterday, the government of the Geneva canton confirmed it had lodged a court application about the affair which caused Libya to impose sanctions and arrest two Swiss businessmen in Tripoli, one of whom is still held. On Wednesday, Swiss public television channel SFTV showed a court filing in which the Geneva government accepted responsibility for the leak to a newspaper of police mugshots of Gadhafi junior after his brief arrest. Hannibal Gadhafii and his wife were briefly arrested in July 2008 on suspicion of mistreating two of their domestic staff in a Geneva hotel. [Herald Sun] More
Friday, 19 March, 2010: VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC has less room to raise production as global oil use recovers because of Russia's increasing output, said Shokri Ghanem, the head of Libya's delegation to the organisation. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ministers on Wednesday agreed not to change oil output targets they are already exceeding, anticipating that demand will pick up later in the year to mop up extra barrels the producers may pump. Russia inaugurated the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline in December, targeting additional exports of as much as 250,000 barrels a day (bpd) of medium sour crude in the first quarter and up to 600,000 bpd when it completes a pipeline to China in the next two years. "If it is increasing the production, this means increasing the world supply," Ghanem told Reuters on Thursday in Vienna, where OPEC met a day earlier. [Reuters] More
Friday, 19 March, 2010: Tripoli, Libya (TML) - Several Arab leaders are not expected to attend the Arab League summit in Libya at the end of this month. The choice of Libya as the host of this year's annual summit, which by Arab League regulations takes place each year in a different Arab country, is underlining existing fractures between Libya and other members. But some suggest the location of the summit is of little significance and attribute the low turnout to difficult circumstances. "It's frustration," Dr. Jack Kalpakian, a political analyst at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco told The Media Line. "The Arab states find themselves in a precarious situation," he said. "In order to calm their populations, they need movement on the Palestinian question, which is necessary for the U.S. security cover they need with Iran. At the same time, they're not getting those, so there's a lot of frustration and almost a feeling of helplessness." [AHN] More
Friday, 19 March, 2010: Exports to Libya have dropped by over 80 percent in February compared to the same time last year. Although trade going towards Libya increased in January, there was a dramatic fall in February. And it isn’t likely to pick up any time soon—Libya slapped a “total” embargo on Switzerland the first week in March. Switzerland normally sells machinery, pharmaceutical products and even watches to Libya, but it is one of the Confederation’s smaller trade partners. [WRS] More
Friday, 19 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MARCH 18 - Beginning today, the website of the 23rd Arab League Summit is online at www.arabsummit.ly. The site (in Arabic) presents the line-up of appointments and the documents necessary for participation on its homepage. One section is for useful links, with the first one being the personal site of the Libyan leader, "Gaddafi Speaks", which presents - in the words of the site - "the ideas and methods of Head of State Muammar Gaddafi and his point of view on resolving the problems of the modern world". Among the other links are ones to the sites of the League of Arab States, the Libyan Foreign Ministry, the African Union Commission, the Arab Maghreb Union, the United Nations General Assembly, Libyan television and some local communication sources. [ANSAmed] More
محمد بن واصل : من تسجيلات غرفة "ليبيا الوطن" على البالتوك

الأخبار : سويسرا ستعوّض على هنيبعل القذافي وسيف الإسلام غير راض

         إبراهيم قويدر : سخرية.. ولكن..!     رجب الشلطامي : زمن الشاطر.. والمشطور!!

د. سيبتموس : أزمة الخلاف الليبى السويسرى     طاهر المتموح : هل يطالب القذافي الليبيين تعويضه عما لحقه منهم؟!

سليم الرقعي : المقرحي.. هل هو مريض بالسرطان بالفعل!؟

Amnesty: Swiss National Arbitrarily Detained In Libya

ضيف عبدالله الغزال : تقسيم نيجيريا.. حل جذري، فلماذا؟!     الدينالي : يا الزائدي إذا لم تستحي قل ما شئت

Thursday, 18 March, 2010: Lebanon has rejected an invitation to the Arab League summit due to be held later this month in Libya. The ostensible reason is the Libyans sent their invitation to the Lebanese Embassy in Damascus, which is not able to respond to the invitation for administrative reasons. The more pertinent reason for the refusal of Lebanon to attend the summit which will be held from March 27-28, is the mysterious disappearance of Shia Imam Musa al-Sadr in 1978. The Lebanese blame Libya and the Libyan "Leader of the Revolution" Moammar GadhafiMoammar Gadhafi for orchestrating Musa al-Sadr's disappearance. Libya insists that al-Sadr had already left for Italy before his disappearance. The Italian government, meanwhile, has denied that he ever arrived in the country. The Italians did return a passport belonging to the Imam in 2004. The son of Musa Sadr filed a law suit in Beirut in 2004 against Gadhafi and 17 other Libyans. [All Voices] More
Thursday, 18 March, 2010: (Reuters) - A top Libyan official on Wednesday welcomed as a "step forward" a call by Swiss officials for damages to be paid to a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who was arrested in Geneva in 2008. Relations between Libya and Switzerland broke down after Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife were held briefly on charges, later dropped, of abusing domestic servants in a Geneva hotel. Libya cut oil supplies to Switzerland and withdrew more than $5 billion from Swiss bank accounts. This month it declared a trade and economic embargo on Switzerland. In a statement published on its website on Wednesday, the Canton of Geneva said it deplored that the newspaper Tribune de Geneve came into possession of police pictures of Hannibal Gaddafi, taken when he was arrested in Geneva in 2008. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 18 March, 2010: David Mark, the senate president, on Wednesday reacted angrily to the reported remarks of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, saying Mr. Gaddafi is a ‘madman’ for suggesting that Nigeria can resolve its perennial violence only by separating into two nations. Mr. Mark made his comments at Wednesday’s plenary while the Senate was discussing a motion on the bomb blast which claimed one life in the premises of Delta state government house annex in Warri. Mr. Mark was responding to a suggestion by Ayim Ude (PDP Ebonyi state) to insert into the motion;s list of prayers, a prayer condemning inflammatory comments by both internal and international personalities. Mr. Ude said that it was provocative comments by the Delta State governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, that caused the bombings in his state. In a bid to get his new prayer accepted by the Senate, he brought out a newspaper showing the comments by the Libyan leader, and said such comments could cause more trouble for Nigeria. [Next] More
Thursday, 18 March, 2010: HOUSTON -- (March 17, 2010) -- The Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative is hosting the first Libyan HIV/AIDS conference March 15 in Benghazi to provide education on the best clinical and operational practices for care and treatment among BIPAI Network Children's Clinical Centers of Excellence. The meeting, ending March 19, is being held in conjunction with BIPAI's 12th annual network meeting and includes delegates from BIPAI centers in Libya, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, Romania and Houston, as well as BIPAI project clinicians from Ethiopia and Mozambique. These centers provide HIV/AIDS care and treatment to more than 58,000 HIV-infected children and their family members. Other participants include BIPAI's network executive directors and vice presidents, Pediatrics AIDS Corps physicians, African and Romanian clinicians and Libyan VIPs including Ministers of Health from Libya and Jordon, representatives of the Secretariat of Health and Environment, United Nations Development Program and the Benghazi Center of Infectious Diseases and Immunity. [BCM] More
Thursday, 18 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, MARCH 17 - EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has "always" pointed out that the EU Commission is "contrary to proposals or initiatives that aim to not take a warning made by a Schengen country into consideration" because this "would re-open the debate on the solidarity between the countries" that are part of the Schengen, said Malmstrom's spokesman, Michele Cercone. Cercone was responding to questions from journalists on a proposal made yesterday by Malta on issuing visas with territorial limits extending to other Schengen countries to sidestep the Swiss blacklist that includes 188 Libyan nationals including Colonel Gaddafi. Cercone then reiterated that the new rules for issuing Schengen visas with territorial limits go into effect on April 5 and are "very clear". [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 18 March, 2010: LAP Green, the Libya’s telecom investment arm has been shortlisted to buy a 75% stake in Zambia Telecommunications Ltd (Zamtel). Zamtel is Zambia’s lone fixed line operator. LAP Green which manages telecom portfolios is a subsidiary of Libya Africa Portfolio for Investments (LAP). LAP Green also owns a major stake in Uganda telecom (utl). Two other firms, Altimo Holdings from Russia and Unitel from Angola have also been shortlisted for the partial sale of Zamtel expected to end by the first half of 2010. The three bids are second round offers for up to 75% of the equity of Zamtel. [New Vision] More
Thursday, 18 March, 2010: Brussels - The European Commission piled pressure on Switzerland Wednesday, saying the country's visa row with Libya risks undermining 'the overall coherence' of the border-free Schengen area. The move came a day after Malta announced its intention to defy Switzerland's request to its 24 Schengen partners to keep 188 Libyan officials - including leader Moamer Gaddafi - on a visa black list. A spokesman in Brussels confirmed Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom called Swiss Justice Minister Eveline Widmer- Schlumpf, urging her 'to act rapidly to put an end to this bilateral controversy that risks undermining the overall coherence of the Schengen system.' The spat between Libya and Switzerland dates back to 2008 when Gaddafi's son, Hannibal, was arrested in Geneva, allegedly for mistreating his servants. The charges were later dropped but Libya retaliated by arresting two Swiss men on visa charges. The crisis assumed a EU-wide dimension in early 2010. As Switzerland placed Gaddafi and other top officials on the Schengen black list, Libya responded by saying it would stop issuing visas to citizens from all Schengen-area countries. [M & C] More
المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (25) ـ الأخيرة

فرج بوالعَـشّة : "سي" عمر المختار شيخ المقاومة الجهادية (16)

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : ليبيا وطني     محمّد قدري الخوجة : رحلة العمر.. (4)

عبدالقادر محاوش : عودة امصادف

محيط : "صفعة كوسا" تهدد بغياب لبناني كامل عن قمة سرت

الساطور : الحاجة غالية بوزعكوك ود. علي الصلابي

السنوسي بلاله : خاطرة حول جدوى الإعتذار!!

فريق العمل الوطني الليبي : فيديو مظاهرة أزلام و شراذم حركة اللجان الثورية الأرهابية في السويد

قدس برس : ندوة في سويسرا حول مستقبل الإصلاح في ليبيا     الهدهد : خلاف العقيد والمعتصم..

خيري أبوشاقور : فيروز وجبران .. وسرّ الوجود

Wednesday, 17 March, 2010: Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, has advised that Nigeria should be divided into two nations to avoid further “bloodshed between Muslims and Christians and the burning of places of worship.” Gaddafi, in a speech he made to students, praised the example of India and Pakistan, where he said partition had saved many lives. The British Broadcasting Corporation which quoted the Libyan news agency, Jana, as crediting Gaddafi with the comment, did not say when and where the Libyan leader spoke. But the BBC, in a report on Tuesday, added that a senior Nigerian diplomat in Tripoli, said he did not take the suggestion seriously. [The Punch] More
Wednesday, 17 March, 2010: TRIPOLI, March 16 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat said he was happy with the state of relations with energy producer Libya on Tuesday after the two countries patched up a diplomatic row. Libya demanded an apology from Washington and warned U.S. energy companies could face repercussions after a State Department official made acerbic comments about a speech by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The official later apologised. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Jeffrey D. Feltman, met Libyan officials in Tripoli on Tuesday in the first high-level visit since the dispute broke out. Libya, for decades an international outcast, has built extensive business ties with the United States since sanctions were lifted. Firms including ExxonMobil (XOM.N) and ConocoPhillips (COP.N) have invested in oil projects there. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 17 March, 2010: The health of the freed Lockerbie bomber has 'greatly improved' now he is home in Libya, Colonel Gaddafi's son boasted yesterday. He said Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi was doing much better since being released seven months ago by the Scots on compassionate grounds because he had 'only three months to live'. In words which will confirm the suspicions of Lockerbie victims' This would have included discussions about lucrative oil deals, despite the fact that Megrahi was officially released purely on compassionate grounds. Five months after the release, Libya announced plans to invest £5billion in the UK. Megrahi, 57, has acquired national hero status in Libya, with babies named after him and an extraordinary 30,000 well-wishers reported to have visited his 'death bed'. Queues of pilgrims form outside the sumptuous villa in Tripoli where he remains with his family despite doctors' predictions that he would be dead by Christmas. [Daily Mail] More
Wednesday, 17 March, 2010: Adrianus Koetsenruijter, who leads the European Union mission in Tunisia and Libya, is optimistic that the diplomatic row between Libya and Switzerland can be resolved. In an interview this week with Magharebia, Koetsenruijter said that several important programmes involving Tripoli were being held up by the rift. Meanwhile, he added, European nations are co-operating with their counterparts in the Maghreb to eliminate collaboration between Islamist groups and drug cartels. Magharebia: How do relations with Libya seem to you today, in view of the quarrel between that country and Switzerland? Adrianus Koetsenruijter: Although I am optimistic that we, as the European Union, will find a way out of the current crisis between Libya and Switzerland, such optimism does not prevent me from being certain that the crisis negatively affected all of our projects underway with Tripoli. [Magharebia] More
Wednesday, 17 March, 2010: LIBYA: The first 14 km of track has been laid for the 554 km Surt - Benghazi railway, Russian Railways has announced. RZD is building the line parallel to the Mediterranean coast under a €2·2bn contract signed in April 2008, and President Vladimir Yakunin visited the construction sites on March 14 to meet Chairman of Libyan Railways Said Mohammed Rashid. At present 438 people are engaged on construction, which is expected to take four years and will employ a total of 3 500 local and Russian workers. 'This is the first transport sector project on such a scale in the history of the two countries', said Yakunin. 'Russian Railways, having a wealth of experience in carrying out such projects, is confident that it will meet the timeframe, while achieving a high level of quality. The use of Russian-produced maintenance vehicles will help achieve this goal. This project therefore provides Russian companies with the opportunity to enter new markets.' [Railway Gazette] More
Wednesday, 17 March, 2010: Last Tuesday, just days after asserting that "we've said all we're going to say publicly" and refusing a chance to retract his offhand comments about Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi, U.S. State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley was back telling the press that he and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman had called on the Libyan ambassador to explain that the "comments did not reflect U.S. policy and were not intended to offend." Repeating his apology, Crowley expressed remorse that his words had "become an obstacle to further progress in our bilateral relationship" and his "hope that we can use ongoing dialogue at high levels to continue to advance the U.S.-Libyan relationship." That this public mea culpa for what were, quite frankly, embarrassingly maladroit remarks for someone who is supposed to head the Bureau of Public Affairs, was even necessary is quite extraordinary. But that the State Department moved so quickly to repair the breach, dispatching Ambassador Feltman to Tripoli this week for bilateral consultations, is a clear sign of how far relations between the United States and Libya have come since 2003. [World Defense Review] More
Wednesday, 17 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MARCH 16 - Italy will have a "favourable treatment" in anticipation of finding a European solution to the visa block imposed by Libya as a result of the black list of 186 'unwelcome' Libyan citizens published by Switzerland in the diplomatic crisis between Tripoli and Bern. So said the Libyan Foreign Minister, Moussa Koussa, during a meeting with his Italian counterpart, Franco Frattini. Before meeting with Koussa, Frattini had a long meeting with PM Al Mahmoudi to whom he expressed his regret regarding the Swiss' determination not to accept mediation that could solve the crisis with Libya, "not even," said Frattini, "what was presented just four days ago by the Spanish Foreign Minister, Moratinos." [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 17 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MARCH 15 - If Libya and Switzerland fail to solve their conflict before April 5, the date of the implementation of new visa regulations, Italy will present a proposal to its Schengen "colleagues" to allow Libya to avoid the Swiss black list that limits travel in Europe of 186 people, including Colonel Gaddafi. So said Italian Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, to ANSA after his "long" meeting in Tripoli with Premier Baghdadi Mahmoudi. During this meeting, the "strong friendship between Libya and Italy which has already led to the development of far-reaching bilateral ties in all sectors" was stressed. The initiative, Frattini said, will be presented together with Malta, Spain and Portugal during the Council of European Ministers set for March 22. April 4 is the date on which the new code on Schengen visas is implemented. [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 17 March, 2010: VALLETTA, March 16 (Reuters) - Malta has suggested a way fellow European Union countries might get around a travel ban on a list of Libyans, imposed by Switzerland, which is causing a major diplomatic rift with the energy rich North African state. In a letter released to the media on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Tonio Borg asked Italy, Spain, France and Portugal to join Malta in issuing special temporary visas to Libyan travellers while the standoff persists. "While Malta, along with the EU partners, continues to be actively involved in efforts to try and find a solution to the current visa problem, an urgent interim solution is necessary" Borg said in his letter. By issuing so-called Limited Territorial Validity (LTV) visas, the countries would bypass a blacklist of 188 top Libyan officials issued by Switzerland which led to Libya stopping entry to all travellers from the Schengen area -- a border-free zone encompassing most of western Europe. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 17 March, 2010: Geneva - The Canton of Geneva has agreed to pay Hannibal Gaddafi, a senior Libyan, compensation for arrest photos of him that were published in a local paper, Swiss media reported late Tuesday. According to a document filed to a Swiss court, and obtained by the 10 vor 10 television news programme, the canton said the leak of the photos to the paper was 'highly regrettable' and it would agree to 'fair compensation.' The report was the latest in an increasingly deteriorating row between Switzerland and Libya dating back to 2008, when Geneva police briefly detained Hannibal, son of Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi, along with his wife, after receiving complaints that they were abusing their servants. A few days later, Libya arrested Max Goldi and another Swiss businessman, released earlier this year, on visa charges. Goldi is considered a political prisoner by Amnesty International, which this week said his health was deteriorating in jail. [M & C] More
تعازي إلى آل الغراري     تعازي إلى آل الخرم     تعازي إلى آل الخفيفي

رواية "التبر" ـ تأليف : ابراهيم الكوني

فيلم وثائقي : الصادق النيهوم.. سيّد الكلمات (1)

فوزي عبدالحميد : اللجان الثورية حركة إرهابية

يحي بن سليم : سيدي القائد .. صدقتنا القول .. فأصدقنا الفعل

عبدالله محمد جوان : القذافي و إعتداءاته على حرمات المساجد

د. وداد التيتلى و د. كامل بوشريده : شكر على تعازي

علي يوسف زيو : مذبحة ابوسليم.. واحتراق القلوب (5)

المسحان : (الحاجة غالية بوزعكوك : لك يوم يا ظالمني)

عبدالله بن عبدالله : لسنا سفهاء.. بل أنتم السفهاء ولاكن لا تعلمون

Tuesday, 16 March, 2010: March 15 (Bloomberg) -- Demand for OPEC oil may fall in 2010 even as the global economy improves because non-members will meet potential consumption increases, Libya’s top oil official said. Global oil demand will rise by 900,000 barrels a day, which “will not be met by OPEC because non-members, for example the U.S. and Russia, are expected to increase their production,” Shokri Ghanem said in remarks published on the Web site of Libya’s National Oil Corp. today. As a result, demand from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will not be stable and may even fall, Ghanem was cited as saying. OPEC, the supplier of about 40 percent of the world’s oil, is meeting this week as production exceeds its quotas by the equivalent of a supertanker of crude a day. Forty-two of 44 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg predict the organization will maintain its official quota at 24.845 million barrels a day. [Business Week] More
Tuesday, 16 March, 2010: DUBLIN — Irish police have charged two men from Algeria and Libya with minor offenses following a weeklong investigation into Muslim extremists allegedly involved in efforts to kill a Swedish artist. Ali Charafe Damache, a 49-year-old Algerian, was charged Monday with sending a threatening text message. A Libyan who used the false name Abdul-Salam Mansour Al-Jehani was charged with immigration violations. They and five other Muslims — including Damache's American wife — were arrested last week over alleged links to threats against Swedish artist Lars Vilks. The other five were released without charge. Al-Qaida terrorists in 2007 placed a $100,000 bounty on Vilks' head because he drew a picture of the Muslim prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog. [AP] More
Tuesday, 16 March, 2010: BEIRUT — Lebanon has rejected "for administrative reasons" Libya's invitation to an Arab summit later this month, the foreign ministry said on Monday. "The invitation was received by the Lebanese embassy in Damascus, which is not authorised to receive and respond to this invitation for administrative reasons," the ministry said in a statement. Last week a top government official said that President Michel Sleiman would not attend the March 27-28 summit in Libya because of a dispute with Tripoli over the 1978 disappearance of leading Shiite cleric Mussa Sadr. Sleiman would not take part in the summit in Libya in response to a request made by parliament speaker Nabih Berri, a Shiite who heads the Amal movement founded by Sadr, the official told AFP on Friday. Sadr -- who is still regarded by Lebanon's Shiite community as a key spiritual guide -- vanished on August 31, 1978, and the circumstances of his disappearance are still a mystery. He was last seen in Libya. [AFP] More
Tuesday, 16 March, 2010: Russian and Chinese construction companies are advancing in their works to build a North African railway corridor, connecting Tunisia and Egypt along the large coast of Libya. Russian Railways, which in April 2008 won a contract to construct the 550 kilometre high-speed rail line on the Sirt - Benghazi route, is reporting progresses. "So far, around 14,000 metres of track have been laid, and 110 track switches have been delivered, of which 51 have been installed," spokeswoman Svetlana Bobrova says in a statement today. "Currently, 438 workers are engaged in the construction work, using 375 items of track, construction, and auto machinery," Ms Bobrova adds. [Afrol] More
Tuesday, 16 March, 2010: Last year in October of 2009 a group of three representatives from Libya’s Ministry of Health was visiting Laboratorio Teuto and such visit had as an aim to perform an industry’s inspection and evaluation to license it for Teuto’s product export to Libya. The registration process began in 2007 and this week the Libyan government concretized Teuto’s certification in such country. Currently Libya imports medicine from European countries and Teuto will be the only national industry authorized to export medicine to the country. One of the representatives of Libya’s Ministry of Health was surprised during the visit to Teuto’s facilities. "In all production sectors everybody knows what they are doing and how to do it. [Albawaba] More
Tuesday, 16 March, 2010: Aviagen recently welcomed delegates from Libya ’s largest private sector chicken business, Golden Poultry, to Scotland . Golden Poultry are a major Ross customer in Libya which is one of the fastest growing markets in North Africa . Dr. Mustafa Eteer, President, and Ahmed Omar Baheg, General Manager, met with the Ross team and senior staff from Aviagen to discuss their ambitious expansion plans aimed at making Golden Poultry the premier poultry company in Libya within two years. John Maguire, Ross Sales Manager, commented: “We were delighted to welcome Golden Poultry to the UK for the first time. This was a fantastic opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss how we can continue working together. It has also allowed us to develop together our joint strategy for Golden Poultry’s future market expansion plans. This spirit of partnership is something we identify with very strongly and want to continue to develop. Our colleagues in Scotland organised a first-class visit and as always were excellent hosts. [Meat Trade News Daily] More
Tuesday, 16 March, 2010: When I received the invitation by e-mail from the Conservative Arab Network to attend the book launch, I thought to myself "I hope this is not another sycophantic book about Libya's dictator". After some hesitation I went along and bought a copy and asked Daniel to autograph it for me. He graciously obliged. Having gone through the book pretty thoroughly over the last few weeks, I can say that this is a well-written and exhaustively researched book. To my surprise this book is not complimentary to Gaddafi. Daniel Kawczynski does not mince his words. "Libya is a country where journalists vanish, political prisoners are secretly murdered and freedom of the press is vigorously restricted." [News Blaze] More
Tuesday, 16 March, 2010: The first meeting of the committee of experts and specia lists in higher education of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) started in Tripoli, Capital of Libya, on Sunday, PANA reported from here. Participants at the meeting will assess the work of the University of the Maghreb and the Academy of Sciences of the Maghreb. The two-day meeting will also examine the project aimed to create a university of applied sciences for Maghreb countries in a bid to give the region's students the opportunity to study and apply sciences to create links with leading universities worldwide. The University of the Maghreb equally aims to offer the possibility to renew, mo dernize and diversify the system of sciences and knowledge in the AMU member countries, according to a source close to the committee of experts. [Afrique Jet] More
جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : رسالة مناشدة واستغاثة

علاء الدرسي : اعتصام أهالي ضحايا بوسليم يوم السبت 13/3/2010     لقطات من الاعتصام  

د. علي الصلابي : الإيمان بالله جل جلاله (32)

عبد السلام الزغيبي : المواقع الليبية وتعدد الآراء

فوزي عرفية : مسجد شارعنا ليس به مأذنة     طرابلسي : أخبار العائلة المالكة (2)

سالم الساحلي : طعمية الحاج صالح‏

رمضان جربوع : عنصريتهم التي تقتلنا وتقتلهم!

ادريس فضل : أصاب دوغة وأخطأ الزائدي

قورينا : نص قرار البناء التنظيمي لحركة اللجان الثورية

Monday, 15 March, 2010: Libya played a very good away match in Algiers in the first leg of the preliminary round stage of the African Nations Championships (CHAN 2011) and managed to keep the defeat to the barest minimum as hosts Algeria won 1-0, leaving Libya’s national team with a good chance of qualifying to the final round in Sudan next year after the return tie in Tripoli. It was a keenly-contested game with Libya giving a good account of themselves and fighting their opponents ball for ball throughout the tie that was decided with a goal on 46 minutes scored by young Yousef Ghezzali from a pass by Bougueche. The Libyans ,trying to earn their second qualification in as many editions of the tournament after representing the North Zone. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 15 March, 2010: Hungarian construction company Nemzetközi Vegyépszer has won a tender to build infrastructure and public facilities in Libya worth about €300 million, the company said. Vegyépszer will lay 600 kilometers of sewer pipes, 450 kilometers of water lines, 600,000 square meters of pavement and build lighting along 400 kilometers of roads starting in the spring and finishing within 40 months. The size of the contract, which depends on the exchange rate of Libya's currency, is the biggest foreign one won by a Hungarian company in decades, Vegyépszer noted. The company said it could win new contracts from Libya as much as doubling its work volume in the country. Talks are underway on expanding its current contract... [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 15 March, 2010: Honeywell has formed a Libyan company, Honeywell Libya Technical Engineering Joint Stock Company, together with its joint venture partner Rida Technical Services. The new company, to be known as Honeywell Libya JV, will provide process automation technology and services to local organisations, and is the first automation joint venture between a global company and a Libyan company. Honeywell Libya JV has been registered with Libya’s Ministry of Economy and will be based in Tripoli. It will be led by Haitam Glesa, currently the MD of Rida Technical Services. “Honeywell Libya JV will help satisfy increasing demand within Libya for process automation that increases safety, reliability and efficiency... [Construction Week Online] More
Monday, 15 March, 2010: The freed Lockerbie bomber is having babies named after him by hero-worshipping countrymen, the Sunday Mirror can reveal. And Abdul-Basset Al-Megrahi - released last summer when said to be near death - is now in such good health that he is penning his life story in the plush home where he has been visited by an astonishing 30,000 well-wishers. The Sunday Mirror has also learned that the 57-year-old is receiving a substantial income from the Libyan government. The news will outrage relatives of the 270 victims of the Lockerbie bombing, which remains Britain's worst-ever terrorist outrage. Al-Megrahi was freed in August from his Scottish prison after cancer doctors said he had only three months to live. [Mirror] More
Monday, 15 March, 2010: Young Libyans committed to address the challenge of climate change in Libya were honored yesterday by the Libyan Climate Change Group, under the patronage of the British Council as winners of the International Climate Champions Contest at the Al Wadan Hotel, March 9. Mohamed Abourahim Gebril, Magdi Omar Al-Osta, and Mohammed Abuzoda were dubbed Libya's Climate Champions, for their enthusiasm and passion for the environment particularly in issue of climate change. During the program, Mohamed Gebril presented his project which focuses on a campaign against underlining the irresponsible use of plastic bags and how it affects the environment, finding alternatives for plastic bags to lessen its use, as well as organizing projects to create awareness his cause. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 15 March, 2010: The International Organisation of Migration (IOM), a UN agency, will be monitoring the progress of the first batch of around 500 Sri Lankan workers who leave for Libya next month in a pilot project aimed at improving the status of workers overseas, officials said. In a first-time initiative, where an external agency will stand as a guarantor of the contract signed between workers and the employer, IOM’s office in Tripoli will personally follow the progress of these workers throughout their 1-year contracted work period, which is renewable, and step in if there are any issues between the workers and the management. The employer, a Brazilian company, was selected by IOM and the Sri Lankans – all males- will be part of a workforce building a second international airport in Tripoli. [Sunday Times] More
الأحرار الشرفاء : (أزلام وشراذم حركة اللجان الثورية علي الساحة السويدية يتظاهرون أمام السفارة السويسرية في السويد)

ؤسان : إصابات وجرحي جراء تجدد أحداث العنف في مدينة زوارة

مراد : اسماعيل هنيّه جربان مقمّل     ابوالعتاهية الليبي : عمر و معمر     الصاروخ : موقع اغنيوه ينضم لمواقع القذافي

علي أبوزيد : هرطقة (القائد) ونفاق (الشعب السيد)

تـافات نـ تامورت : رد الشبهات على الأمازيغية!

مركز التوثيق الليبي : "الديمقراطية الجماهيرية".. الفاشية

Sunday, 14 March, 2010: Labour leader Joseph Muscat said today that enough time had passed in the Libya-Switzerland visas dispute, which is affecting Malta, and the PL would back the government if it took unilateral action to safeguard the national interest. Foreign Minister Tonio Borg, who visited Tripoli on Monday and Tuesday, said yesterday that Malta was prepared for 'any eventuality' if the dispute persisted. Dr Muscat, who was speaking at a PL conference, said the PL had so far stayed silent on this matter and tried to help through its contacts. The party also positively noted the efforts of the Maltese government. "However we now feel that enough time has passed, and we cannot continue to have so many Maltese workers in Libya, and so many businesses, in the limbo of uncertainty. [Times of Malta] More
Sunday, 14 March, 2010: Let the world take note: Libya is an economic force to be reckoned with. That appears to be Libya’s message to western countries as a row with Switzerland spins into a foreign relations crisis featuring a visa ban on most of Europe and a warning to US oil firms that their contracts are in danger. But as Libya banks on oil-giant status to win political battles, the difficulties of working in the country are pushing foreign oil firms to seek an exit. John Hamilton, a contributing editor at African Energy magazine, said: "“That’s partly because Libyan authorities have, over the past year, taken a very hard line on contract negotiations and renegotiations. A lot of companies developing oilfields are finding it incredibly difficult to make money.” [The National] More
Sunday, 14 March, 2010: KUALA LUMPUR: Construction firm Naim Holdings Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Libya’s General Board of Privatisation And Investment (GBPI) to produce a concept for Solar Oasis, a mixed development project. Naim managing director Datuk Hasmi Hasnan said the project, on a 100-ha site about 30km from the Tripoli City Centre, is expected to be designed around the concept of renewable energy. “We have six months to produce the concept and will recruit the best talent in the world for it,” he told reporters after the MoU signing ceremony here. The Solar Oasis will have centres for business, exhibition, conference and research; workshops; recreation/golf course; clubhouse; hotels and guest houses; detached houses and apartments; two transportation lines with solar application; public parks and restaurants. [The Star] More
ابوعجيلة السايح : ضرب الوزراء (الأمناء) وضرب الخدم     الساطور : صفعة المعتصم لكوسا

إبراهيم عمّيش : إنه دستور دولة الإستقلال.. أيها الرافضة

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي ـ السويد : دعوة للمشاركة في إعتصام اللجنة يوم الاربعاء 7 ابريل

إبراهيم قويدر : الحجاب المكشوف : الفساد

السياسي الليبي : سلوى القاضي : كيف تم تبليغنا بوفاة أخي    عبدالرازق المنصوري : ما الذي حدث مع السيد كوسا

الجمعية الليبية للدفاع عن دستور دولة الاستقلال : بيان صحفي

صفحات من كتاب "سقوط دولة أمير المؤمنين" ـ تأليف : فوزي عبدالحميد (5)

فتحي ازواري : إلي كل ليبي (3)

Saturday, 13 March, 2010: BEIRUT - Lebanon's president will not attend an Arab League summit in Libya because of a dispute between both countries over the 1978 disappearance of a leading Shiite cleric, a top official said on Friday. "President Michel Sleiman will not take part in the summit in Libya based on a request by speaker of parliament Nabih Berri," the government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP. Shiite leader Mussa Sadr vanished on August 31, 1978, and the circumstances of his disappearance are still a mystery. He was last seen in Libya. Sadr, who founded the Amal movement now led by Berri, is still regarded by Lebanon's Shiite community as a key spiritual guide. In 2008 Lebanon issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi over the disappearance of the imam while he was in Tripoli with two companions, who also went missing with him. [AFP] More
Saturday, 13 March, 2010: Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat - Whilst a senior Libyan official informed Asharq Al-Awsat that Libyan authorities are ready to hold the first Arab Summit in Libya at the end of this month, and that all logistic arrangements have been completed, well-informed Arab sources stated that Libya still owes the Arab League approximately 20 million dollars in total for not paying its regular share to the annual budget of the Arab League over the past four years. Asharq Al-Awsat learned that Libyan President Colonel Muammar al Gaddafi will ask the Arab Summit to take the immediate decision to halt any negotiations with Israel in light of the Jewish state continuously belittling Arab and international endeavours to establish peace in the Middle East. A prominent Libyan official said, “Colonel al Gaddafi would like the Tripoli Summit to revive the famous three No’s of the Khartoum Summit [1969] in view of the fact that the political scene in the region has not changed much since the 1960s.” [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
Saturday, 13 March, 2010: Saif al-Islam Qadhafi, son of Muammar al- Qadhafi continues to emerge as the man to take charge when the reign of his father ends. He was instrumental in the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al- Megrahi from Scotland in August 2009 and was also at the centre of delicate political negotiations with the militant Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which led to the release of 88 Islamist militants from jail and to the LIFG announcing that it renounced violence in October 2008. The renouncement of violence by LIFG, Libya's most notorious Islamist militant group, is a political coup for the Libyan government. It follows several years of negotiations between the militants and the Libyan state. We believe that the reasons for the militants' release ultimately is a pragmatic one, providing good publicity for the government while appeasing militant groups. [Official Wire] More
Saturday, 13 March, 2010: Mobile phone network - Libyan mobile telephony operator, Al-Madar Al-Jedid, Thursday signed an agreement for the implementation of the sixth phase of the expansion of its network in the country's western region, with international communications equipment supplier, Ericsson, for the cost of 39 million euro. The project, aimed at meeting the growing requests for the services of Al-Madar, will improve performance of the current network, expand coverage, modernize the network, and introduce new commercial specifications and services on the network. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 13 March, 2010: The project aimed at developing the onshore gas deposit, Al-Jorf, managed by Mabrouk, a branch of the Libyan National Oil Corporation, entered its second phase of engineering works for the exploration of gas reserves, estimated at 106 million cubic feet/day. In a statement issued Thursday on the website of the NOC, Mabrouk indicated that up to late 2009, 43 per cent of the works in this phase had been completed. The company disclosed that the average rate of reserves of the Al-Jorf well, with 120 km square of submerged area is up to 257 million barrels of crude oil/day, 31 billions cubic feet of liquid gas and 131 billion cubic feet of natural gas. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 13 March, 2010: It took no longer than the announcement that Libya would host this year’s Arab League summit in late March for controversy to ensue. One of the League’s 22 member states has already threatened to boycott and, some would say, with good cause. It is the one Arab country in which Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qadhafi has not dared set foot for the past 32 years. That nation is Lebanon, and the circumstance that eventually led its judiciary to issue a warrant for Qadhafi’s arrest was the 1978 disappearance of Imam Moussa al-Sadr. Born in Iran to a Lebanese family, Imam Moussa al-Sadr was a Qum and Najaf-trained philosopher who became one of Lebanon’s most revered religious and political figures. Answering the call to become imam of Tyre, he moved to Lebanon in 1960. For the next two decades, his tireless devotion to enfranchising the marginalized Shia population while maintaining respect for, and tranquil relations with, all of Lebanon’s confessional groups won him wide praise. [Counter Punch] More
محمد المقرم : شعر شعبي رومنسي طبي ليبي

علي الفزاني : القذافي.. والخيار الشمشوني ! (2)

سليم الرقعي : أمريكا تعتذر للناقة الليبية الحلوب!؟

سالم الساحلي : العمل، العمل ثم القول

الحيران : تاريخ عرب ما قبل الاسلام     يوسف عيسى يوسف : براءة الأمازيغ من الإلحاد والملحدين (2)

د. محمد المقريف : صفحات من تاريخ النظام الانقلابي في ليبيا (4)

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبية : خطاب مفتوح إلى القادة العرب

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (24)

Friday, 12 March, 2010: Tripoli, Libya (TML) - Two years ago Swiss authorities decided to arrest the then 30-year-old son of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi over changes that he and his wife had abused two of his domestic workers at a luxury Geneva hotel. While the Swiss president apologized and the charges were eventually dropped, Gaddafi retaliated by withdrawing billions from Swiss banks, cutting certain oil exports and arresting two Swiss businessmen on charges related to their visas. The charges against Ghaddafi's son were eventually dropped, the Swiss president apologized, and Libya released one of the Swiss detainees, but the diplomatic crisis began snowballing again when photographs of Ghaddafi's son in a Swiss police station were released. Ghaddafi upped his-anti Swiss rhetoric, the Swiss public meanwhile voted in a referendum to ban minarets and Switzerland banned Gaddafi and 187 members of the country's ruling elite from entering Switzerland. This effectively meant the Libyans would be denied entry to all 25 European countries in the Schengen passport-free zone. [All Headline News] More
Friday, 12 March, 2010: GENEVA — A Libyan official called on Switzerland to make concessions in the ongoing diplomatic dispute between the countries, saying Thursday that a travel ban on leader Moammar Gadhafi was a "big humiliation" to the African country. The remarks by Libya's acting U.N. ambassador in Geneva downplayed hopes that a compromise could be reached. Ibrahim Aldredi said Switzerland needed to take a number of steps to resolve the diplomatic tussle, sparked by the 2008 arrest in Switzerland of Gadhafi's son. It has now affected most of Europe as a result of retaliatory travel sanctions from Tripoli. Aldredi demanded charges against the Geneva policemen who arrested Hannibal Gadhafi and his wife for allegedly beating up their servants. He also said the Swiss must find out who leaked mug shots of Hannibal after the arrest, and urged Switzerland to recommit to an international tribunal with the power to award compensation to the Gadhafi family. [AP] More
Friday, 12 March, 2010: Lebanese President Michel Suleiman will not represent Lebanon at the next Arab summit in Libya, Information Minister Tarek Mitri said on Thursday. In a statement issued after a cabinet meeting led by Suleiman on Thursday in the presidential palace near Beirut, Mitri said that the Lebanese president "briefed the cabinet on his recent visit to Saudi Arabia." He added that Suleiman spoke about "his meeting with Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, who will not meet him during the next Arab summit because the President is not going to participate in it." Arab League Chief Amr Moussa said last February that "Lebanon's participation in the Arab summit in Libya is indisputable, but the level of representation depends on the Lebanese situation." [People] More
Friday, 12 March, 2010: KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak-based property developer, NAIM HOLDINGS BHD plans to venture into Libya to undertake the CONSTRUCTION of several facilities. Naim is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with the General Board of Privatization & Investment (GBPI) of Libya at 4pm on Friday, March 12. According to Naim, both parties will work together on the construction of various facilities and amenities of a project known as Solar Oasis on a 100-ha site about 30km from Tripoli City Centre. [The Edge Malaysia] More
Friday, 12 March, 2010: Publicly listed PT Medco Energi International will invest as much as US$400 million in an oil facility in Libya, the president commissioner Hilmi Panigoro told reporters Wednesday. Hilmi said the facility required a total investment of $800 million, but Medco will team up with Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). “[The investment] will be shared 50:50 with Libya,” Hilmi said. He added the project was awaiting approval from the Libyan government. “We expect the construction can begin this March. The project can start contributing output within three years,” said Hilmi, adding that the facility may be able to produce up to 50,000 barrel per day. Medco holds rights to develop oil reserves in Libya’s oil block Area 47. The block is estimated to have contingent reserves of 307 million barrels of oil. It’s not clear yet whether the planned facility is prepared for this block or for other purposes. [The Jakarta Post] More
Friday, 12 March, 2010: Foreign Minister Tonio Borg has had a meeting in Tripoli with Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoudi al Baghdadi during which the current visas impasse was discussed, the Foreign Ministry said. Mr al Baghdadi told Dr Borg that proposals made by the Spanish EU presidency to settle the issue were acceptable to the Libyan government. Switzerland still has to give its reaction. The Libyan Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for the assistance given by Malta in this issue. The Foreign Ministry said that Dr Borg intended to raise the issue again at a meeting of the EU Council of Foreign Ministers on Monday unless a solution was announced before then. Dr Borg called for a return to normality as soon as possible to avoid further hardship to the Maltese who work or do business with Libya. The minister this morning also had a meeting with the Libyan Minister for European Affairs, Abdulati Alobidi. [Times of Malta] More
Friday, 12 March, 2010: NEW YORK: The Libyan president of the UN General Assembly is among more than 180 people banned from travelling to much of Europe due to a diplomatic row between Libya and Switzerland, Libya's UN mission said. Ali Abdussalam Treki, former Libyan foreign minister and president of the General Assembly since last September, is on a list of Libyans whom Tripoli says are barred from obtaining visas in the so-called Schengen area. The borderless travel zone incorporates 25 European countries — 22 European Union members plus Switzerland, Iceland and Norway — where free movement of persons is guaranteed. Libya is calling for an end to the visa ban for the people on the list, which was provided to reporters by its UN mission, and for both sides to resolve the dispute in arbitration mediated by a neutral country. [The Peninsula] More
Friday, 12 March, 2010: Geneva - Libya made four demands Thursday that it said Switzerland would have to fulfill if it wanted the diplomatic row between the two countries to end. It also blamed Bern for refusing to neogitate on the matter. The demands included the lifting of a Swiss visa ban on many top Libyans. The restriction extends to most of Europe, with Tripoli enacting tit-for-tat measures. Speaking in Geneva, the Libyan ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrahim Aldredi, also said the fate of Max Goldi, a Swiss citizen jailed in Tripoli, was up to the courts to determine. Aldredi was quoted by the Swiss news agency ATS as saying that Libyan courts were 'independent.' [M & C] More
خليفة سالم كعبار : نادى الأهلى بنغازى ونادى النصر ينضمان إلى قائمة الخزى والعار

عبدالمجيد العمراني : مهلا يا عبّاد الشيطان

حامد صابر الرياني : أين ذهبت الثورة؟.. أين ذهب الثوار..

ابراهيم الكوني : حتى لا ينفرط عقد العهد

منصف عبدالرحمن : وجوب التمسك بالكتاب والسنة عند السنوسي الكبير (4)

نادي الباروني : دعوة لحضور أمسية شعرية     فيصل العكاري : الاصلاح.. هل هو مشروع سيف الاسلام القذافي؟

ليبي ليبي : أشكروا حزمة العيدان     الدرسي : اعظومة القذافي (من شرقه) أكبر مرتشى فى المدينة!            

               الرياض : واشنطن تعتذر للقذافي     رويترز : ليبيا تقبل اعتذار الخارجية الامريكية

علي فطيس : "ليبيا يا ليبيا .. شم ادبابا شم اديما"

Thursday, 11 March, 2010: Tripoli - Libya said on Wednesday that it accepted the apology of a US official who had joked about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's call for jihad against Switzerland and that normal ties would resume. The foreign ministry said it was "satisfied" with the remarks made by US State Department spokesperson Philip Cowley on Tuesday, adding that "it accepts the apology and the deep regret" of the State Department. "As a result, Libya is willing to resume mutual visits by officials from the two countries... and to promote bilateral relations in all areas, in a manner of mutual respect," the ministry said in a statement. [IOL] More
Thursday, 11 March, 2010: ROME, March 10 (Reuters) - Libya's sovereign investment fund will not halt business activities in Italy because of a visa spat with Switzerland that has escalated into a Europe-wide row, its ambassador to Rome said on Wednesday. Hafed Gaddur told reporters the row with Switzerland "doesn't change anything". "Libya will continue to invest with the countries that are its friends in areas it considers interesting," the envoy said in response to a question from Reuters. "The funds have a clear mission. They invest where profits can be made." The Libyan Investment Authority has stakes in Unicredit (CRDI.MI) and oil company Eni (ENI.MI), a joint fund with Mediobanca (MDBI.MI), and plans with defence company Finmeccanica (SIFI.MI) in Africa and the Middle East. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 11 March, 2010: Occidental Petroleum is the untrendiest of the big oil companies. Unlike its bigger rivals, Oxy has no refineries and no interest in Canadian oil sands, liquefied natural gas or deepwater prospects. The Los Angeles company is unabashedly partial to oil, with 73% of its reserves in crude; most operators are more than half natural gas. Now Occidental ( OXY - news - people ) is breaking ranks in another way, by upsetting the commonplace view that the days of "easy oil" in the U.S. are over. Last year Oxy announced a new find outside Bakersfield, in Kern County, Calif., which is shaping up to be the biggest onshore oil discovery the U.S. has seen in three decades. It likely holds more than 1 billion barrels of oil (and natural gas equivalents) that will be easy and cheap to extract. [Forbes] More
Thursday, 11 March, 2010: In a recent Al-Jazeera TV debate on colonialism and the Arab regimes, Dr. Hadi Shalouf, an expatriate Libyan and a member of the International Criminal Court at The Hague, said that the Arab regimes, which "destroyed our countries and sent us back to the Middle Ages," are worse than the colonialists. Responding to statements by his counterpart, Muhammad Jahid Younesi, secretary-general of the Algerian Al-Islah movement, that colonialism had perpetrated genocide in Algeria, Shalouf said: "Arabs are fleeing their countries on a daily basis... 80% of Algerians want to flee to France." Shalouf called "to liberate these countries from these criminals, these traitors, these dictators, these occupiers," saying that he himself was "ready to go to the Arab world and liberate it, like Iraq was liberated." The debate, which aired on February 16, 2010, on Al-Jazeera TV's polemic "Ittijah Mu'akis" ("Opposite Direction") talk show, was titled: "The Arab Demand for an Apology from the Colonialists." [Memri] More
Thursday, 11 March, 2010: Libya and Azerbaijan on Monday agreed in Tripoli to set up a joint cooperation commission. The agreement stipulates that the commission will be put in charge of intensifying bilateral consultations on the different issues of common interest and coordinating their positions in forums. The agreement reaffirms the need for consolidating relations between Libya and Azerbaijan and for promoting cooperation between the two countries in the areas of economy, trade, industry, finance, investment, education and scientific research, services and infrastructures, housing, oil, gas, energy and water. [Afrique Jet] More
Thursday, 11 March, 2010: Western leaders are often at odds over how to take on the threat of Islamic terrorism. Al Qaeda, on the other hand, appears totally focused on its mission. The terrorist group is obsessed with destroying the United States. And according to one former colleague of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, they don't care how many innocent civilians are killed in the process. Face-to-Face with Bin Laden : CBN News recently spoke with former terrorist Noman Benotman in an extensive interview about the inner workings of al Qaeda's leadership. These days, Benotman lives a quiet life in London with his wife and children. But it wasn't long ago that Benotman stood face-to-face with Osama bin Laden. [Family Security Matters] More
Thursday, 11 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MARCH 10 - The third Gas and Oil Fair was opened today in Tripoli, Libyàs most important fair. The event was opened by Choukri Ghanem, head of NOC, Libyàs National Oil Corporation, together with the chairman of Shell/Libya, Mark Hope, and the chairman of ExxonMobil/Africa, Elijah White, sponsor of the event together with NOC. The fair will remain open until March 11. Around 130 companies specialised in the oil, gas and connected services sector from around 50 countries participate in the event. This year many Chinese, Russian and Taiwanese companies, which recently entered the Libyan market, are present. There are also several American companies despite the recent diplomatic tensions between the USA and Libya due to the "visa crisis". Ghanem underlined in his opening speech that Libya is a privileged destination for companies that want to invest in the oil and gas sector. [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 11 March, 2010: RABAT (Reuters) - The crisis in relations between Libya and its Western partners is an expression of Muammar Gaddafi's inner circle: a family he protects fiercely but which is torn between old habits of isolation and a desire to open up. How far Gaddafi will take his row with the West is as hard to read as the opaque workings of his administration, but some commentators warn if he overplays his hand, years of effort to repair Libya's ties with the outside world could be undone. What started as a row with Switzerland has spiralled into a ban on entry for citizens from most European countries and threats to take contracts away from U.S. energy firms after a State Department official made acerbic comments about Gaddafi. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 11 March, 2010: THE crisis in relations between Libya and its western partners is an expression of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's inner circle: a family he protects fiercely but which is torn between old habits of isolation and a desire to open up. How far Gaddafi will take his row with the West is as hard to read as the opaque workings of his administration, but some commentators warn if he overplays his hand, years of effort to repair Libya's ties with the outside world could be undone. [The Scotsman] More
Thursday, 11 March, 2010: In the bad old days before Muammar Gaddafi cleaned up his act, international isolation and confrontation with the west were a normal state of affairs for Libya. But now the Jamahiriya – the "state of the masses" – is mired in an embarrassing crisis with Switzerland that has escalated into a Europe-wide travel ban for the country's leaders and top officials. From Gaddafi downwards, no senior Libyan is allowed to visit the Schengen area, the 25-country passport-free zone that includes most EU member states, as well as non-EU Switzerland. The trouble began in 2008 over the arrest in Geneva of Gaddafi's son Hannibal on charges, later dropped, of mistreating two domestic employees. Libya retaliated by arresting two Swiss men on visa charges, cutting oil supplies and withdrawing billions of dollars from Swiss banks. A controversial public apology by the Swiss president failed to end the affair. [The Guardian] More
تعازي إلى آل بن عمران     تعازي إلى آل المغربي     تعازي إلى آل عفان

صاحب الزرع : عن أي حنين وحب يتحدث هؤلاء؟     الليبي : عجلة الاصلاح والقوميستا

علي أبوشنة الغرياني : لماذا كل هذا الحب وكل هذا الحنين تجاه العهد الملكي ؟ (4)

بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (706)     بشير ابراهيم : العرب مضحكة العالم

تاوالت : إعلان عن موقع تاوالت الجديد

تجمع ليبيا ايمال : بيان حول تقرير مؤسسة القذافي

فرج بوالعَـشّة : "سي" عمر المختار شيخ المقاومة الجهادية (15)

مركز التوثيق الليبي : الإخوان المسلمون - ليبيا : "سيف الإسلام" هو الحل !

بعيو المصراتي : السينوغرافيا وفضاء الركح

Wednesday, 10 March, 2010: (CNN) - The State Department spokesman apologized Tuesday for a joking remark he made about Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi that threatened to turn into a diplomatic incident between the two countries. P.J. Crowley said he regretted any offense called by his offhand remark, which came in response to a reporter's question about Gadhafi's recent call for a Muslim holy war against Switzerland for its ban on building new mosque minarets. At a State Department briefing late last month Crowley said the call for "jihad" reminded him of Gadhafi's lengthy speech to the United Nations General Assembly. [CNN] More
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010: KUWAIT CITY: Bahrain's Ahli United Bank (AUB) yesterday said it had acquired a 40 per cent stake in Libya's United Bank for Commerce & Investment (UBCI) through a capital hike by investing $53.8 million. UBCI's capital has been increased from 33.3m Libyan dinars ($26.47m) to 80m, 60pc of which is owned by Libyan shareholders. "The general assembly of (UBCI) has unanimously approved the capital hike through issuing new shares and allocating them completely to (AUB) as a strategic partner," AUB said. Last month, the central banks of Bahrain and Libya approved the deal. [Gulf Daily News] More
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010: A Libyan man is standing trial by jury over the attempted murder of another Libyan with whom he used to share an apartment in Triq il-Mintba, Marsascala. The incident took place when a fight broke out between the two in their residence almost four years ago. Moamr Ali Melad Eltarhuni, 24, also stands charged with seriously injuring a third Libyan, who intervened during the fight. Addressing the jurors yesterday morning, prosecuting lawyer Maurizio Cordina, from the Attorney General’s Office, explained that the defendant allegedly injured his flatmate, Shokri Ali Alalwani, using a Stanley knife. In his police statement, the defendant had described it as a very sharp knife that opens up. Mr Al Alawani had suffered injuries to his tummy, neck and ear. During the fight, a friend of Shokri Ali Alalwani, Aimem Al Ghanemi, intervened, and suffered a hand injury in the process. [Independent] More
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010: Libyan women will have themselves to blame if they cannot assert their rights and privileges, which are already guaranteed by the country's laws, according to a member of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Ms. Amal Safar, on the occasion of the international women's day celebration. According to Safar, insufficiencies and breaches which affect the living conditions of the Libyan women "do not lie either in the law or in our culture, given that the legislation puts men and women on an equal footing". Safar, who is a member of the Arab organization for family welfare, said numerous cases of shortcomings come from the women themselves. "Most of them are unaware of their rights or under the guise of social traditions and prejudices abandon a number of their rights out of ignorance," she said. [Afrique Jet] More
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010: The joint project involved transportation to Sétubal in Portugal and Tarragona in Spain and then shipping to the Libyan port of Misurata. PPG member for Belgium, Polytra NV co-ordinated the project on behalf of Siemens Belgium with the help of fellow PPG members Alship Navegação in Portugal, and Roland Spedition GmbH in Libya. For Polytra this was the second large project for Siemens to Libya. The total weight of the cargo was over 60.9 tonnes and was required at power stations in Ghadames, Derj, Sinwawin, Nalut and Al-Sawia. The last shipment is scheduled this month. PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said the project demonstrated excellent teamwork to complete a challenging project. [Heavy Lift PFI] More
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010: The Secretary of the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC), Dr Choukri Ghanem, on Monday opened the third annual session of the Libya Oil an d Gas Forum in Tripoli with an affirmation of the country's principles of competitiveness and transparency in its oil policy. He said in view of its economic and oil weight, the country was still the favour ite destination of investment companies in oil and gas. Some 50 oil companies from different countries, including China and Taiwan, recently entered the Libyan market to explore for oil. More than 130 companies and associations specialised in oil, gas and equipment in the sector are attending the forum. [African Manager] More
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, MARCH 9 - The first national program for cooperation between the EU and Libya, in the realm of the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI), is to last three years. The European commission has approved the allontment of 60 million euros in funds, in sight of a collaboration agreement between Brussels and Tripoli, which has not yet been reached. The document approved by the European Commission explains that the EU has "a strong political interest in furnishing assistance, particularly in the areas where common action is required, especially in immigration and energy security". In fact, however, the political dialogue with Libya "is very new and remains fragile. It is necessary to strengthen our mutual knowledge and reciprocal trust before undertaking an ambitious programme of cooperation". [ANSAmed] More
Wednesday, 10 March, 2010: GARDAÍ HAVE arrested seven people as part of an international investigation into an alleged plot to kill a Swedish artist who produced a series of sketches depicting the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog. The suspects, four men and three women, are being held at Garda stations in counties Waterford and Kilkenny. They were arrested during a major search operation at 10 addresses in Waterford and Cork yesterday morning. Detectives in Ireland have been working on the case since late last year with their counterparts in the US and Europe, including Sweden. Those arrested yesterday are from Algeria, Croatia, Palestine, Libya and the US. They are aged in their mid-20s to late-40s. [Irish Times] More
تعازي إلى آل التيتلي وغرور     تعازي إلى آل الويفاتي

عبد السلام الزغيبي : هل تخرج اليونان من محنتها؟

د. مصطفى الزائدي : جموع وأصوات وتصويت

نادي الباروني : الأخوة العمانيون.. الجسر والمحبة والأخوّة

معمر سليمان : زمن سيادة وشيادة أهل الضلال.. والمحمودي منهم

أمارير : بل (القرآن) هو الحلّ

أبوذر الليبي : مغامرة بحرية جديدة من مغامرات سندباد

عيسى عبدالقيوم : الدبلوماسية الليبية على وقع القمة العربية

مراد : الإخوان.. إلى أين؟     الصاروخ : البسيكري ومعتوق!     ليبي ملحد : الإسلام.. هل هو الحل؟!

تافاتـ نـ تامورتـ : أمازيغيات (1)     لغبر النفوسي : رد على الملقب بيوسف عيسى من يفرن

بيان نشطاء الحق الأمازيغي (الليبي)

سليم الرقعي : البحث عن سلطة "الحاج حمد" المفقوده!؟

موحمد ؤمادي : قضايانا والشخصنة (2)

Tuesday, 9 March, 2010: DUBAI (Zawya Dow Jones)--Libya's top oil official said Monday Libya has denied visas to U.S. and European citizens who applied to attend a key oil and gas exhibition this week in Tripoli because his name was included on a blacklist of Libyans to be denied visas to the countries that signed the Schengen agreement. "Even I myself am on the list. Since I am not allowed to Schengen, we have to reciprocate, and Schengen oil people coming to Libya wanting to do business will not get a visa," Shokri Ghanem told Zawya Dow Jones by telephone from Tripoli. For months Libya has been locked in a row with Switzerland over the arrest of one of Muammar Gaddafi's sons in Geneva in 2008. [WSJ] More
Tuesday, 9 March, 2010: Libyan-Swiss relations were at the centre of talks between the Spanish foreign minister and the Libyan leader in Tripoli on Monday, a western diplomat says. The official Libyan news agency, Jana, reported only that Miguel Angel Moratinos gave Moammar Gaddafi a message from the Spanish king, Juan Carlos II about the “fruitful cooperation” between Spain and Libya. However, a western diplomat in Tripoli said Moratinos’ visit had taken place in the context of negotiations between the European Union and Libya aimed at ending the diplomatic crisis between Tripoli and Bern, the French news agency, AFP, reported. Spain is currently in charge of the EU’s rotating presidency. The same diplomat, who asked not to be named, said Portugal’s foreign minister, Luis Amado, had visited Tripoli on Sunday for the same purpose. [Swiss Info] More
Tuesday, 9 March, 2010: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - All international energy firms will be given equal opportunities to work in Libya, the country's top oil official said on Monday after U.S. firms were caught up in a row between Washington and Tripoli. "We are going to give a chance to every international oil company, whether they are from East or West," Shokri Ghanem, head of the state-run National Oil Corporation, said at an energy conference. "There is no difference between companies." Libya is demanding that Washington apologise after a U.S. official made caustic comments about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Last week Ghanem summoned the local heads of U.S. energy firms to convey Tripoli's anger. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 9 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - MILAN, MARCH 8 - Italcementi is considering buying two plants in Libya, it emerged during the presentation of the company's annual results to financial analysts. "There is room to consider the purchase of a couple of plants for the local market", said Director General Giovanni Ferrario. The group based in Bergamo has changed its original plan to build a new plant with a port, and is now working on "two different lines with the creation of a new plant close to an existing port" said Ferrario. [ANSAmed] More
Tuesday, 9 March, 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend the Arab League summit scheduled to take place in Libya in late March, a UN announcement said. Prior to arriving in Libya, Ban will visit other Middle East nations in an attempt to "personally reignite" the regional peace process. [Ynet News] More
Tuesday, 9 March, 2010: What started as a minor diplomatic row between Libya and Switzerland almost two years ago has escalated into a serious dispute, prompting some EU countries to try to break the deadlock to avoid long-term consequences. The climax came on February 25 when Colonel Muammar Qadafi called for jihad. Speaking before thousands of Muslims from 20 different countries, including a dozen heads of states, he said Switzerland is an “infidel and obscene state which destroys mosques”. On March 2 the Libyan foreign minister, Musa Kusa, gave the first official account of events that had sent the two countries’ relations into free fall since August 2008. Speaking at the annual General People’s Congress’s session on live television, Mr Kusa presented a detailed, although sometimes ambiguous, sequence of events. [The National] More
أسعد العقيلي : هضومه فيش جو     خالد الغول : أوَ له حقيقة لينحسر!! 

بوغرّاف : حدّثنا المحمودي ..     الساطور : عايشة بنت الدجال

علي ابوشنة الغرياني : لماذا كل هذا الحب وكل هذا الحنين تجاه العهد الملكي ؟ (3)

محمد ابومالك : مساعى الملك ادريس من أجل إلغاء النظام الملكى في ليبيا

منتدى المختار الثقافي ـ سويسرا : دعوة لحضور ندوة

نادي الباروني : تغطية زيارة النادي لأرض الوطن (4)

محمّد قدري الخوجة : رحلة العمر.. (3)     د. فتحي الفاضلي : همسات على طريق النضال

عاطف الأطرش : أكرا ـ كادابرا

فوزي عبدالحميد : الوطنيون شيدوا ليبيا

Monday, 8 March, 2010: London, Asharq Al-Awsat- Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, (Abu-Mazin), is seriously considering boycotting the Arab summit scheduled to be held in Tripoli, Libya, on 27 March. President Abbas is under intense pressure from within the Fatah Movement and the PLO Executive Committee to boycott the Arab summit in response to Libyan leader Col Muhammad Al-Gaddafi 's behavior during President Abbas' visit to Libya on 21 February and his failure to receive him even though the visit, according to Palestinian sources, was in response to Libya's insistence. An Informed Palestinian source told Asharq Al-Awsat that President Abbas stipulates for traveling to Libya to participate in the Arab summit that Colonel Al-Gaddafi call him, apologize for what happened during his visit to Libya, and make this public. [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
Monday, 8 March, 2010: Malta will go to the International Court of Justice “only as a last resort” in its years-long dispute over which areas in the Mediterranean Sea should fall under its jurisdiction for oil exploration, Foreign Affairs Minister Tonio Borg told The Malta Independent on Sunday. Although the public perception is that Malta has an ongoing issue with Libya only, the dispute is tripartite because even Italy is involved, he explained. This complicates matters even further, as finding common ground between two is one thing, and reaching an agreement among three countries is more difficult. Yet in spite of all these difficulties, there are possibilities of joint explorations programmes with either Italy or Libya. In an interview, Dr Borg said that he has made “concrete proposals” that are being studied, and he did not want to comment any further. [Independent] More
Monday, 8 March, 2010: KARACHI, March 7 (APP): Pakistani Ambassador to Libya, Jamil Ahmed Khan has said that bilateral trade relations between Pakistan and Libya are in a phase of further thrust.Talking to a group of Libya-Pak business council here on Sunday, the Ambassador informed that Libya, while acknowledging Pakistan’s favourite climate, wants to gain skill and expertise from industrial experience of Pakistan. He emphasized upon the importance of Libya- Pak match making event to take place during Tripoli exhibition in April where Pakistan is participating with more than 60 stalls. In continuation of these efforts to increase Pakistani exports, the FPCCI and Libya Pak business council are expected to organize visits of their delegations, he said. The Chairman of the business council, Mr. Shoukat Ali underscored the significance of timely entrance of business community into the oil rich Libya a gateway to other North African countries . [AAP] More
جهينة المجبري : معمر بابا و 187 حرامي    ادرار نـ فساطو : ردا على مقالة (ان كان نصْر الاسلام عنصرية فانا اول العنصريين)

ج. م. ج. : البحث العلمي في بلادنا وما أدراك     الصاروخ : عندما يرحل اللقطاء     بونجامه : الهرواكه     الساطور

موسى عبدالكريم : الهمجية!!     إبراهيم قويدر : المصداقية

جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : بيان حول خطاب القذافي

مؤسسة المنار : من ارشيف مؤسسة المنار : وضع حجر الأساس لمستشفى الجراحة

الجزيرة : ملاحقة مستشار أطفال الإيدز بليبيا     سويس انفو : عندما طردت برن .. موسوليني!

السلفيوم : حصاد مؤتمر الشعب العام     الإجدابي : النيل المعفِّن     قورينا : إعادة هيكلة مكتب الاتصال باللجان الثورية

ليلى الهوني : أنا والتاء المربوطة

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (23)

Sunday, 7 March, 2010: Baku – APA. Chairman of Azerbaijani parliament’s International Affairs and Interparliamentary Relations Committee, rector of Azerbaijan University of Languages Samad Seyidov met with the newly-appointed ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Libya to Azerbaijan Saad Mustafa Mujbir, press service of the university told APA. The ambassador said he had presented his credentials to Azerbaijani President and had already taken the office as ambassador to Iran and Azerbaijan. They exchanged views on the regional issues, political issues in the region and world. Saad Mustafa Mujbir said Azerbaijan and Libya had high-level relations. [APA] More
Sunday, 7 March, 2010: Addressing Libya's Infrastructure as well as the oil and gas industry, two events will simultaneously open to bring together local and international companies and organizations associated with the said sectors. Infrastructure Libya and Oil and Gas Libya will both officially open at the Tripoli International Fairground and will be running from March 8 to 11. Oil and gas Libya 2010 is the 3rd Libyan International Petroleum Exploration, production, Refining and Petrochemicals Exhibition; as a way to attract foreign direct investment in the petroleum sector as well as in refining and petrochemicals. The event will hold conference programs that will tackle key topics, aside from the exhibits, regarding Libya's oil and gas sector. The opening will be led with a welcome address by H E Dr Shukri Ghanem, Chairman of the National Oil Corporation. [Tripoli Post] More
Sunday, 7 March, 2010: TRIPOLI — The global oil market is oversupplied and OPEC will not change production quotas when its members next meet in Vienna on March 17, the head of Libya's National Oil Company said on Friday. "There is an excess of supply in the market," Shukri Ghanem said. "We do not foresee a change in OPEC (production) quotas." Ghanem added that, "before considering an increase or a cut in production, (existing) quotas should be respected." At its last meeting in Angola on December 22, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries left its total production unchanged at 24.84 million barrels a day. Earlier on Friday, in Asian trade oil prices bounced back on bargain buying, recovering from earlier falls ahead of a key US government jobs report, analysts said. New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in April, gained 47 cents to 80.68 dollars a barrel. [AFP] More
Sunday, 7 March, 2010: Football - The technical manager of the Libyan national soccer team, Serbian Branko Ivankovic, has called up 25 players for camping ahead of the African Nations Cup Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Algeria 13 March in Algiers. Libya beat Mali 2-1 in a friendly played last Wednesday in Tripoli as part of its preparations for the encounter. Following are the invited players -- Samir Aboud, Mohamed Nachnouch, Younes Chi bani, Mohamed Al-Magherbi, Mansour Mouftah, Omar Daoud, Hamed Senoussi, Ahmed Taourghi, Oussama Chtiheh, Abdelaziz Belrich, Ali Slama, Abdelhakim Aboudou, Walid Al-Khatrouchi, Mohamed Al-Sanani, Abdallah Chérif, Abderrahmane Al-Ammami, Khaled Al-Dilawi, Façal Al-Bedri, Tarek Katit, Marouan Mabrouk, Ali Rhouma, Ahmed Saad, Ahmed Zouei, Ahmed Al-Massli et Ahmed Karoua. [Afrique Jet] More
Sunday, 7 March, 2010: Fate of over 5,000 Bangladeshis, who had been issued work visas for Libya, seem to be in jeopardy, as Bangladesh mission in Tripoli allegedly did not attest job-demand letters. The complications originated during the recent visit of a Bangladesh delegation to Libya where both the countries decided that instead of the Bangladesh embassy in Tripoli, Libyan Labour Department would authenticate job demands of Libyan employers. It was then agreed that the Libyan embassy in Dhaka would attest the employment contracts before Bangladesh government issues emigration clearance to workers to ensure that each and every position in Libya joined by the Bangladeshis is genuine and they get due salaries and other facilities. “Prior to the new bilateral arrangement Libyan employers issued a good number of demand letters. The Libyan embassy in Dhaka also issued around 5,000 work visas in the meantime, but the Bangladesh embassy in Tripoli did not attest the demand letters,” said Ghulam Mustafa, president of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira). [The Daily Star] More
Sunday, 7 March, 2010: On September 1, 2009, Libya lavishly celebrated the 40 years in power of its leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Once qualified as the mad dog of the Middle East by President Ronald Reagan, Gaddafi has demonstrated a sheer ability to make of his once pariah country of 6 million people, one of the most assiduously courted both by countries and companies. Libya is the perfect example of Realpolitik at work where pragmatism prevails to promote commercial and national interests. The September 2009 Staff Report from International Monetary Fund summarizes the situation well: “the ongoing normalization of diplomatic relations with the U.S. and the European Union since 2007 continues to contribute to foreign investor’s interest, particularly in the hydrocarbon, banking, and infrastructure sectors.” [Oil Price] More
Sunday, 7 March, 2010: Secretariat of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) expressed on Friday its solidarity with Libya following Swiss authorities' "regrettable" decision to forbid Libyan nationals, including high-ranking officials, from entering its territory. the Secretariat also expressed, in a press release, regret to developments with the Swiss authorities which it said did not benefit both sides and is not based on the understanding and mutual respect between both countries. The union also expressed hope that such dispute be overcome based on laws and international standards, including the return of normal relations between the two nations, the statement added. [KUNA] More
Sunday, 7 March, 2010: On Thursday, Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) threatened U.S. oil firms with potential "repurcussions" over a snide remark by the State Department spokesman about the nation's leader, Moamer Khadafi. Zawya quotes NOC President Chokri Ghanem as telling AFP that, "we have called in American oil companies to inform them of our indignation over the remarks of the State Department spokesman." He claimed that the corporations have been adviced of "the negative repurcussions which such remarks could have on economic relations between the two countries." As disclosed by Ghanem, the American companies, including ExxonMobil, have written the U.S. State Department to denounce that these comments "could have negative effects on their interests in Libya." [Dallas Blog] More
محمد بن واصل : إعلان من غرفة ليبيا الوطن     معارض متفائل : الشرح الوافي لخزعبلات القذافي     الحيران : موضوع الساعة

أبوضياء الدين : مازال فتحي ازواري يستخف بالليبيين!     يوسف عيسى يوسف : براءة الأمازيغ من الإلحاد والملحدين

عبدالله بن عبدالله : الإلحاد هو الحل     صالح امجاور : من منهما في حيرة ( كوسه ) او الشعب الليبي..؟!

السنوسي بلاّله : الخطوط الحمراء.. وأشياء أخرى (2)

Mohamed Bugegis : Gaddafi’s Threats of “Jihad” Against Switzerland

مركز التوثيق الليبي : القذافي : المجاهد الأخير!

ناجي الفيتوري : الصلح خير     سالم الساحلي : النفوسيون يفوتون الفرص

رمضان جربوع : مكافحة الفساد.. لن تجدي بدون العزيمة والشمولية

فرج بالحمد : قصيدة : ما القيت ما نهديلك .. غير عمر يبقالك ونس قنديلك

د. مصطفى عبدالله : من أجل ولده.. وليس من أجلكم

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : سطوة الزمن..

Saturday, 6 March, 2010: Libyan bloggers spent part of this week chewing over the row between their homeland and Switzerland, while also taking a closer look at prospects for domestic reforms. Blogger Mustapha Alraedh finds President Moamer Kadhafi's address on the occasion of the Mouled to be rather emotional, especially when the leader "attacked" Switzerland, "departing from the language of diplomacy and politics". "None of the regime's supporters dared to criticise the address, or correct it. Rather, some went so far as to add fuel to fire, finding reason to be enraged, thereby whipping up feelings and justifying bad moves," writes Alraedh. "The only remark to play down the outspoken rage was that of Kadhafi's son, the engineer Seif al-Islam, who politely pointed out the error – while expressing respect for the father and leader..." [Magharebia] More
Saturday, 6 March, 2010: Victims of a horrific hijacking that took place in Pakistan almost 25 years ago will be in a Washington courtroom Thursday morning to begin to resolve an unusual dispute with their lawyers over millions of dollars that Libya has agreed to pay them for their suffering. A 2006 diplomatic agreement between then-President Bush and Muammar Qaddafi was supposed to be the final chapter for the hundreds of passengers who were sprayed with bullets after Pan Am Flight 73 was seized by terrorists in 1986. Twenty passengers on the Boeing 747 were killed, including two Americans, and more than 100 were injured. Survivors may be entitled to up $330 million in settlement money from the Libyan government. [ABC] More
Saturday, 6 March, 2010: The Kuwaiti daily Al-Jarida reports that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak yesterday dispatched Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman to Libya with a demand to stop Hamas from being invited to the Arab summit, after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to boycott the summit if Hamas attended. [Memri] More
Saturday, 6 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - TRIPOLI, MARCH 4 - The Ministers of Arab League Countries decided yesterday in Cairo to fully support Libya in its conflict with Switzerland, which they called "racist", and to officially ask EU institutions to "refuse the list of people who are not allowed to enter the Schengen countries". The document arrived after another long day dedicated to the diplomatic row between Libya and Switzerland that started in July 2009, when Hannibal Gaddafi, one of the sons of the Libyan leader, was arrested in Geneva. The countries that signed the document are: Somalia, Sudan, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Djibouti, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Tunisia. The decision was taken on the day when Libya launched a "total" commercial and economic embargo on Switzerland. [ANSAmed] More
Saturday, 6 March, 2010: CAIRO: The Egyptian embassy in Tripoli is following up on the detained fishermen in Libya, and pushing for their release at the behest of the Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, according to online news portal Egynews.net. Libyan authorities notified the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli Thursday that 59 Egyptian fishermen on board four boats were arrested by Libyan border guards. Ambassador Mohamed Abdel-Hakam, assistant foreign minister for consular affairs and Egyptians abroad, migration and refugees, told MENA that the four ships - each carrying 14-16 fishermen — were stopped for crossing the territorial waters of Libya and were fishing without a license. He added that two of the ships were taken to the Ras Lanuf port while the other two were taken to the Benghazi port for investigations. [The Daily News Egypt] More
Saturday, 6 March, 2010: As the diplomatic row with Libya continues, attention is being focused on the Geneva investigation into the leak of police mugshots of Hannibal Gaddafi. Diplomats say an end to the long dispute is near. But Switzerland is accused of foot-dragging, in particular over the five-month police investigation into the leak. Geneva’s public prosecutor says the enquiry is a “priority” but complicated. “We are close to a solution concerning the crisis with Switzerland, even if the Swiss have the major responsibility for not having implemented what our two countries agreed to resolve our differences,” Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa told journalists in the Libyan city of Sirt on Wednesday. [Swiss Info] More
تعازي إلى آل التاجوري

دروبورتو : مواطنون سويسريون مسلمون : وقفة احتجاجية أمام السفارة الليبية في بارن

راديو سوا : سفير ليبيا في واشنطن يقول إن القصد من الجهاد ضد سويسرا هو المقاطعة الإقتصادية

د. فتحي العكاري : ملامح من الحياة فى الصين

نادي الباروني : بطولة الأخوة الأولى للبلياردو بمدينة مانشستر

فتحي ازواري : إلي كل ليبي (2)     سليم الرقعي : عيد!؟.. بأي حال عدت يا عيد!؟

الحوار المتمدن : القذافي بين سوء تربية الأولاد وبين إعلان الجهاد     الجزيرة : واشنطن: لا إساءة للقذافي ولا اعتذار

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : خريطة طريق للنهوض

أحمد القبلاوي : صمام أمان "تلك المواقع"

Friday, 5 March, 2010: Libya's ambassador to the United States says Moamar Gaddaffi's call for a jihad against Switzerland was not a call to arms, but a push for economic sanctions. The ambassador says his leader did not mean to call for an armed struggle against the Swiss when he called Switzerland an "infidel state" because of its vote to ban mosque minarets. But Tripoli still wants an apology from the US after State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said Mr Gaddaffi's threat reminded him of the Libyan leader's last United Nations appearance. "Lots of words and paper flying all over the place, and not necessarily a lot of sense," Mr Crowley said. Mr Crowley has since said he did not mean it as a personal attack. But Libyan authorities are hinting it could impact on oil sales and are demanding a full apology. [ABC] More
Friday, 5 March, 2010: TRIPOLI, March 4 (Reuters) - Libya's top oil official on Thursday summoned the local heads of top U.S. energy firms to tell them a diplomatic row with Washington could hurt U.S. businesses in Libya, the state oil company said. Libya is demanding that Washington apologise after a U.S. official made caustic comments about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and the warning to oil firms was the clearest signal yet that Tripoli was prepared to escalate the dispute. At stake are billions of dollars invested by U.S. firms that flocked to Libya -- home to Africa's largest proven oil reserves -- after a U.S. trade embargo was lifted in 2004. Shokri Ghanem, Libya's most senior energy official and head of its state National Oil Corporation, summoned executives from Exxon Mobil (XOM.N), ConocoPhilips (COP.N), Occidental (OXY.N), Hess (HES.N) and Marathon (MRO.N). [Reuters] More
Friday, 5 March, 2010: GENEVA - Switzerland on Thursday sought to downplay Libya’s move to impose an economic embargo on Switzerland, noting that trade between the two countries is already limited. “Given the little importance of the volume of trade” between Switzerland and Libya, the embargo would have “no considerable influence” on the Swiss economy, Dominique de Buman, member of the parliamentarian commission in charge of economy, told AFP. On Wednesday, Libyan government spokesman Mohammed Baayou said “Libya has decided to impose a total embargo on all economic and commercial exchanges with Switzerland”. The country will “adopt alternative (sources) for medicines and medical and industrial equipment” imported from Switzerland, he added. But the umbrella organisation representing Swiss industries, Economie Suisse, said that exports to Libya make up a tiny fraction of the country’s external trade. Exports to Libya, made up mostly of machinery and pharmaceutical products, reached just 156 million Swiss francs (106 million euros, 144 million dollars) in 2009, out of 180.3 billion francs of goods exported from the Alpine state. [Khaleej Times] More
Friday, 5 March, 2010: REUTERS - Libya has imposed a trade embargo on Switzerland and wants the United States to apologise for disparaging leader Muammar Gaddafi's call for a jihad, or armed struggle, against the neutral Alpine country. Here is a timeline of relations between the West and Libya in the last 25 years: April 1984 - Shots fired from Libyan embassy in London kill a policewoman guarding demonstrators protesting against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Britain cuts diplomatic ties. Jan. 1986 - United States halts economic and commercial ties with Libya, freezes Libyan assets in the United States. -- April - Libya blamed for bombing West Berlin disco used by U.S. servicemen, killing three people and injuring over 200. -- April - U.S. aircraft bomb Libya, killing more than 40 people, including Gaddafi's adopted baby daughter. [Reuters] More
Friday, 5 March, 2010: JEDDAH: The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) has signed a deal to develop small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Libya. ICD, the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB), will be working with Libya’s National Council for Economic Development (NCED) to implement the deal. Khaled bin Mohammed Al-Aboodi, CEO and general manager of ICD, said at the moment the program had been limited to financing medium and large projects. But the new special fund, to be created as a result of the agreement, would operate for the benefit of SMEs. The proposed fund is to be supported by incubators (premises with staff and equipment made available at low rent to new small businesses), which the NCED will create and sponsor. [Arab News] More
Friday, 5 March, 2010: The Reel Judaism film series at the Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, will continue with the showing of the documentary, "The Last Jews of Libya," narrated by Isabella Rossellini Saturday night, March 13, at 8 p.m. This film presents the final decades of an ancient Sephardic Jewish community through the lives of the members of the Roumani family residents of Benghazi, Libya for hundreds of years. Based on the memoir of the family matriarch, Elise Roumani, which was discovered after her death, and supplemented by interviews with several generations of the Roumani family, archival film footage and photographs, the film traces the family's history starting with the rule of the Ottoman Turks. It continues through the period of Italian colonization, the growth of Fascism and the impact of World War II until the final dispersal and destruction of Libya's 36,000 member Jewish community, after the war, in the face of Arab nationalism. [North Jersey] More
Friday, 5 March, 2010: Khalid al Deelawi’s winner gave Libya a creditable 2-1 victory over a Mali side at the 11 June 11 Stadium in Tripoli, in preparation for their CHAN tie with Algeria on March 13. Serbian coach Branko Smiljanic opted for a rather defensive 5-4-1 formation, with youngsters Ossama Chtiba, Ahmed Krewa’a and Abdelaziz Belreesh in the starting line-up after fine seasons for their clubs, Ittihad and Tersanah respectively. This stadium has been a fortress for Libya and Mali are not the first big team to have fallen in the Libyan capital. Ghana, Egypt and Senegal the main scalps taken in recent years. Mali had a strong following, and their fans had something to shout about after they took the lead with the game’s first real chance. Good hold up play from Modibo Maiga brought in Bakary Koulibaly, whose left footed shot rose into the top corner of the net, giving Samir Aboud no chance. [Tripoli Post] More
Friday, 5 March, 2010: Libyan national futsal squad Tuesday in Sebha, Southern part of Libya, beat the Jordanian squad 6-1 in the opening match of the second edition of the International Futsal Cup, dubbed "People's Power Cup." The competition, which started Tuesday in Sebha, is due to end 6 March. Teams from Qatar, Cameroon, Jordan, Ukraine and Libya are participating in the tournament. Futsal is a variant of association football that is played on a smaller playing surface and mainly indoors. [Afrique Jet] More
الساطور : خطة ( ب )

سالم الساحلي : المحمودي ( السؤال لازال قائماً )

آدم عبدالله : إلى صاروخ الكذب والتزوير     الصاروخ : مابي مرض غير فكر الاخوان اللي دارو العار

رويترز : ليبيا تعلن حظرا تجاريا على سويسرا     الرأي : ليبيا تطلب من أميركا اعتذارا عن تصريحات الناطق باسم خارجيتها

التضامن لحقوق الأنسان : ضرورة الإفراج الفوري عن سجين الرأي جمال الحاجي

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : الدبلوماسية الليبية فى ضوء إدارتها لملف العلاقات مع سويسرا

محمد نور الدين : عودة مرة أخرى لتوحيد المعارضة

د. محمد المقريف : صفحات من تاريخ النظام الانقلابي في ليبيا (3)

مجموعة الليبو : كلمة كوسا.. ومنع ابناء القذافي من السفر إلى أوروبا

سليمان الشجاع : مفخرة وطنية بنكهة أمازيغية

رفيق : صدّق أو لا تصدّق : "صمد" كان صنماً من أصنام العرب!

لغبر النفوسي : خطة الطريق.. كلمة ومعنى.. برنامج وهدف.. يا فرج

فرج بوالعَـشّة : "سي" عمر المختار شيخ المقاومة الجهادية (14)

عبدالله الشبلي : من حكايا التيار الإسلامي (14)

محمد المغبوب : العظيمة ليبيا

طارق حشاد : بيان بخصوص الأخ صلاح أبو شيمة

صالح البرعصي : هل كان العبره صمام الأمان لتلك المواقع

Thursday, 4 March, 2010: WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department spokesman said on Wednesday a comment he made about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was not meant as a personal attack but he stopped short of offering an apology as demanded by Libya. "I made an off-hand comment last Friday regarding statements from Libya. It was not intended to be a personal attack," P.J. Crowley told reporters at his daily briefing. "That said, a call for jihad against any country or individual has the potential to harm and is not something the United States takes lightly," he added, alluding to Gaddafi's call for a "jihad," or armed struggle, against Switzerland. Asked about Gaddafi's comments, Crowley last Friday drew a parallel with the Libyan leader's 1 hour and 35 minute address to the United Nations last year. "It just brought me back to a day in September, one of the more memorable sessions of the U.N. General Assembly that I can recall -- lots of words and lots of papers flying all over the place, not necessarily a lot of sense," he said on Friday. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 4 March, 2010: TRIPOLI, — Libya on Wednesday demanded an apology for a joking remark by a U.S. official about the Libyan leader's call for a holy war against Switzerland. Last month Moammar Gadhafi appealed for a Muslim holy war because Switzerland banned building of new mosque minarets. At the Friday State Department briefing, spokesman Philip Crowley said he was reminded of Ghadafi's speech at the U.N. in September, noting, "I can recall lots of words and lots of papers flying all over the place, not necessarily a lot of sense." On Wednesday Libya called in the U.S. charge d'affaires, Joan Polaschik, and threatened negative repercussions if the U.S. fails to apologize, according to the official news agency. There was no immediate response from the State Department. Late Wednesday, the Libyan Cabinet approved a boycott of Switzerland "because of Switzerland's anti-Islam policy," a government statement said. It said Libya would seek other suppliers for 'medicine, medical appliances and electricity equipment. [AP] More
Thursday, 4 March, 2010: Gene Cretz, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, said Tuesday that the United States is hoping to "put some flesh" on the bones of American efforts to deepen ties between these two former foes. He outlined a number of steps the two countries might take in the coming year, including closer military-to-military relations, U.S. training of Libyan forces, a new trade agreement, and a human rights dialogue. The goal, he said, was to build a working relationship that can survive the "vicissitudes of politics" -- a thinly veiled reference to the mercurial ways of Libyan strongman Muammar al-Qaddafi, whose most recent call for a "jihad" against Switzerland has complicated his country's drive to fully rejoin the international community after years of isolation. Cretz made the remarks at an invite-only luncheon organized by the Middle East Institute and underwritten by Bechtel and Coca-Cola. Libya's man in Washington, Ali Aujali, also spoke at the event, and the two men had kind words for one another in front of the crowd of 36 people. [Foreign Policy] More
Thursday, 4 March, 2010: TRIPOLI, March 3 (Reuters) - Libya declared a trade and economic embargo of Switzerland on Wednesday, a week after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's call for a jihad, or armed struggle, against the European state. The announcement, in a statement reported by the state news agency Jana, marked an escalation of a long-running row between Libya and Switzerland. It also came after Tripoli warned that trade ties with the United States could suffer for caustic comments a U.S. official made about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Libya's spat with Switzerland began in July 2008 when police in Geneva arrested Gaddafi's son Hannibal on charges -- later dropped -- of mistreating two domestic employees. "The General People's Committee (government) has decided on an economic and trade embargo of the Swiss state involving the public and private sectors," the government said in the statement. "The decision came in answer to the call of the brother Revolution leader (Gaddafi)," it said, adding that Libya would find alternatives for its imports of medicine, medical supplies and equipment from Switzerland. The statement suggested Libya also had scrapped "electricity projects and other" activities by unspecified Swiss firms. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 4 March, 2010: Libyan authorities should immediately release Jamal al-Haji, who was arrested after he submitted a complaint to the government about human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Haji, who has written about human rights, is scheduled to appear on March 3, 2010, before the State Security Court, which does not meet fair trial standards. He is charged with “insulting judicial authorities,” which under article 195 of the Penal Code carries a sentence of 3 to 15 years. “Jamal al-Haji expressed his faith in the Libyan justice system by submitting a formal complaint,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW’s Middle East director. “To arrest him and then try him before an unfair court makes a mockery of that system.” Al-Haji’s lawyer, Omar al-Habbasi, told the New York-based rights group that al-Haji appeared before the State Security court for the first time on February 17 without having been given access to a lawyer. Al-Haji at that time insisted that he be given access to a lawyer, and the judge adjourned the session until March 3 to allow him to obtain a lawyer. Al Habbasi said he has not yet been able to get access to any of the case documents and would ask the judge for an adjournment to allow him to study the case file. [Bikyamasr] More
Thursday, 4 March, 2010: (ANSAmed) - SIRTE (LIBYA), MARCH 3 - "We are nearing a solution to the crisis with Switzerland," said Libyan Foreign Minister Mousa Kousa, referring to the diplomatic controversy between the two countries which over the past few weeks has led to a crisis on visas to Libya for all Schengen area countries. "We are near a solution to the crisis with Switzerland, even though the latter bears the responsibility for not yet having implemented what was agreed between our countries to solve it," said Kousa on the fringes of the General Peoplés Congress meeting in Sirte. The Libyan Foreign Minister said that all that had been requested of the leader was "international arbitration", meaning that Libya and Switzerland would choose "a legal person to investigate into what has occurred and into the leak of documents in police possession". Kousa was referring to the photos taken of Hannibal Gaddafìs arrest in Geneva in July 2008 after being reported to police by two of his domestic workers for maltreatment. Kousa went on to say that Libya would agree to any result of this arbitration, even if he called the arrest of Gaddafìs son an "illegal and serious act" by Swiss authorities. [ANSAmed] More
Thursday, 4 March, 2010: CAIRO, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Libyan Foreign Ministry summoned U.S. charge d'affaires in Tripoli on Wednesday to protest remarks by a spokesman for U.S. State Department on Libyan leader's call to declare Jihad against Switzerland amid a diplomatic row between the two sides. "The secretary of European Affairs at the General People's Committee of Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation submitted a protest to the U.S. charge d'affaires over remarks by the official spokesman for the U.S. State Department on comments by the Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi in the fifth rally of the Islamic challenge that took place in Benghazi last Thursday," said a statement by the ministry, carried by the official JANA news agency. During the event, Ghaddafi called for Jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland over the latter's decision to ban mosque minarets in the country. [Xinhuanet] More
Thursday, 4 March, 2010: WASHINGTON – Al-Qaida's terror network in North Africa is growing more active and attracting new recruits, threatening to further destabilize the continent's already vulnerable Sahara region, according to U.S. defense and counterterrorism officials. The North African faction, which calls itself Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), is still small and largely isolated, numbering a couple hundred militants based mostly in the vast desert of northern Mali. But signs of stepped-up activity and the group's advancing potential for growth worry analysts familiar with the region. The rapid recent rise of the al-Qaida group in Yemen — which spawned the Christmas airliner attack — is seen by U.S. officials and counterterrorism analysts as evidence that the North African militants could just as quickly take on a broader jihadi mission and become a serious threat to the U.S. and European allies. [Winchendon Courier] More
الجزيرة : سيف الإسلام القذافي ليس راضيا عن طريقة إدارة طرابلس للأزمة مع سويسرا

الشاب بكر : خلاني

ليبيا الوفاء : الإعلان عن مظاهرة الوفاء 22 مارس 2010م

Dr. Suaad Alfitouri : Women Against Violence :   Photos       Video

راديو السويد : عضو الهيئة الادارية في مسجد مالمو [السويد] قد يكون جاسوسا ليبيا

محمد سحيم : حوار مقبور

عيسى عبدالقيوم : المسئولية الإجتماعية.. ركن لايزال مُعتِماً

مؤتمر صحفى للقذافى!     امبراطورية القذافي     القذافي : تقليد

منظمة العفو الدولية : ليبيا : تقديم سجين رأي إلى المحاكمة     Amnesty: Libya: Prisoner of Conscience to Stand Trial

الطاهر الزاوي : القذافي.. المستهزيء بالأنبياء.. وسابّ الصحابه.. عابد الشيطان..

الكرداش : ( مفتاح الطيّار : صورة.. وسؤال )     الليبي : إلى أهلنا في ليبيا وخارجها

مركز التوثيق الليبي : الإصلاح مش خيارنا!

Wednesday, 3 March, 2010: (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. is preparing to start regular military talks with Libya this year and hopes to sign a trade accord in April, as the two nations seek to surmount mistrust hampering closer ties, an envoy said. The talks follow such steps in the past year as the signing of a memorandum of understanding on defense cooperation and an agreement to monitor the use of military equipment sold to Libya, said Gene Cretz, the first U.S. ambassador to the North African country since the 1970s. The regular talks “will form the basis for our security engagement in the years to come,” Cretz told an audience of the Middle East Institute in Washington today. He spoke alongside his counterpart, Libyan Ambassador Ali Aujali. The U.S. plans to help upgrade Libya’s non-lethal equipment such as vehicles to aid in peacekeeping on the continent and offer military education, including English-language training for officers, Cretz said. [Businessweek] More
Wednesday, 3 March, 2010: The son of Libya's leader visited Swiss businessman serving a four-month sentence in a local prison, his lawyer said Tuesday, an apparent step to ease tensions between the two countries that started with the son's brief arrest. Max Goeldi is now serving a four-month sentence for violating residency laws. He was in Libyan detention for 19 months during trials for the residency offense and illegal business. He was fined for the business charges. His arrest followed a diplomatic row in 2008 after Moammar Gadhafi's son Hannibal and his wife were detained in Geneva for two days for allegedly beating up their servants. Goeldi's lawyer, Saleh al-Zahif, said Hannibal Gadhafi visited his client in the office of the director of al-Jadidah prison on Monday. [E Taiwan News] More
Wednesday, 3 March, 2010: BEIRUT: Libya has reportedly threatened to expel Lebanese nationals if Beirut decides to boycott the Arab League summit in Tripoli. Al-Liwaa newspaper quoted a well-informed Libyan source on Tuesday as saying that the Libyan government was closely following up on developments in the Lebanese stance regarding its participation in the Arab League summit scheduled to be held in Tripoli later this month. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Libya had prepared the “appropriate response” should Lebanon boycott the summit. He said the “painful” step-by-step measures to be taken include a decision to expel Lebanese nationals working and living in Libya, who number about 20,000. The source said the measures will not only have “negative repercussions” on Lebanese-Libyan relations frozen for a long time over the disappearance of Imam Musa Sadr, but will also have harmful effects on Lebanon’s economy. [Daily Star] More
Wednesday, 3 March, 2010: RAWALPINDI (SANA): Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Amir Abdul Rashid Turabi returned to country from his one week long visit of Libya on Monday. He had made the visit to Libya on a special invitation by Libyan president Colonel Qaddafi. In the course of his visit, he held meetings with President Qaddafi and several other personalities and addressed various important seminars in connection with the resolution to Kashmir issue by the Libyan government. The JI Amir extended gratitude to Qaddafi for raising a powerful voice on Kashmir issue. [Sana] More
Wednesday, 3 March, 2010: Brussels - The European Union is set to offer Libya 60 million euros (81.4 million dollars) over the next three years to help reforms and improve diplomatic ties, despite recent frictions between Tripoli and Europe, officials in Brussels said Tuesday. The move comes as part of an EU push to strengthen the bloc's relationship with its many neighbours, stretching in an arc from Belarus to Morocco, by boosting by a quarter the amount of partnership funding it offers. "We want to engage further in cooperation with our neighbours ... Increased EU funding is an important tool to achieve these goals," the EU's foreign-policy director, Catherine Ashton, said in a statement. While the EU's total payments to its neighbours are set to top 2 billion euros a year by 2013, "it would cost us even more to deal with the consequences of poor economic performance, instability and conflicts in our own neighbourhood," the EU's commissioner for enlargement and neighbourhood issues, Stefan Fule, said. [Earth Times] More
Wednesday, 3 March, 2010: Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat - Well informed Palestinian sources have confirmed that relations between the Palestinian Authority and its President Mahmoud Abbas and Libya and Tunisia have become strained. The sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that tensions with Libya arose following President Abbas's visit to the country last month where he refused a request by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to meet with Hamas chief Khalid Mishal. The sources confirmed that Gaddafi was planning to bring together Abbas and Metal and announce an agreement between the two men, and this was something that Abbas categorically rejected. The sources clarified that Abbas's rejection of the Libyan plan angered Gaddafi who responded to this by refusing to meet with the Palestinian president. Hamas confirmed that Libya has entered the reconciliation process in order to clear the air prior to the Arab Summit which is scheduled to take place at the end of March in Tripoli. [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
السنوسي بلاّله : الخطوط الحمراء.. وأشياء أخرى (1)

سليم الرقعي : أسئلة وملاحظات في ذكرى ألعوبة سلطة الشعب!؟

الصاروخ : برلماني سويسري يطالب بإعلان الحرب على ليبيا     علي البوسيفي : إلي الرويبضة ( محمد مصراتي )

ابراهيم عبدالعزيز صهّد : السبب الحقيقي وراء تهديدات القذافي

ولد الشيخ : خطاب المعتصم بالعار القذافي

رمضان جربوع : الحراك المدني والسياسي..     محمّد قدري الخوجة : في البدء كانت الكلمة

هسبريس : د. الهادي شلوف : على المواطن العربي أن يكفّ عن اعتبار نفسه مجرد جهاز هضمي

وطن : قمة عربية.. أولها سرت، وآخرها سبها     اجدابيا نت : أحمد يوسف عقيلة : درب الحلازين      

Tueday, 2 March, 2010: GENEVA - Neutral Switzerland has dented its reputation as a global mediator as weaknesses in its foreign policy are exposed in its escalating row with Libya, analysts said. Relations between Bern and Tripoli have been strained since July 2008, when one of the sons of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, Hannibal and his wife were arrested in Geneva after two domestic workers complained they had mistreated them. Libya retaliated by blocking two Swiss businessmen from leaving its territory while Switzerland imposed visa restrictions on some Libyans, effectively blocking them from entering Europe's Schengen 25 nation travel zone. But the row reached new heights this week when Kadhafi called for jihad against the Alpine state over a recent Swiss ban on the construction of minarets. [AFP] More
Tueday, 2 March, 2010: A Libyan prisoner who claimed prison warders failed to check on British inmate Berry Charles Lee, 45, who committed suicide on Tuesday when he failed to collect his medicine and food, has been transferred to Mount Carmel mental hospital. MaltaToday has learnt that Dabid Abdul Baset, 41, was transferred to Mount Carmel on referral by the clinic at the Corradino Correctional Facility, after making “loud statements” with prisoners and wardens that Lee had not been properly checked upon. Sources said he was punished for ignoring warders’ order from raising his voice over Lee’s death, and had his telephone calls and other privileges removed. Until yesterday, Baset had been sectioned inside Mt Carmel’s forensic section. [Malta Today] More
Tueday, 2 March, 2010: LONDON - OPEC is likely to leave its oil production targets steady when it meets later this month and the group should comply more closely with its agreements, Libya's top oil official said on Monday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets on March 17 in Vienna. Oil prices are trading around $80 a barrel, the top of the $70-$80 range that many in the group say they prefer. "If things stay as they are, we will probably stay put," Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, told Reuters by telephone. "You cannot take a decision based on this volatility," he said of oil prices. "It is not a real trend, it is reflecting the uncertainty in the market." He cited tension between Iran -- the world's fourth-largest oil exporter and an OPEC member -- and the West over Tehran's nuclear programme as a factor boosting prices. [Business Maktoob] More
Tueday, 2 March, 2010: Tripoli (Libya), Mar. 1 (ANI): The family of the Lockerbie bomber is hopeful about him beating prostate cancer that saw him sent home from Scotland to Libya on compassionate grounds last year. Buzz up!The Scotsman quoted Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi's father, as saying that "positive thinking" coupled with good genes and alternative health treatments could account for his survival more than six months after he was released from Greenock jail. The family still hoped for a medical "miracle" that could see Megrahi make a full recovery. "A close relative was diagnosed with a similar disease and he was treated and recovered completely," he was reported as saying. "We hope that Abdelbaset recovers his health as well," he said. [One India] More
Tueday, 2 March, 2010: ­Vodafone says that it has signed a non-equity cooperation deal with Libyan state owned mobile network, Almadar Aljadid (Al-Madar) to offer Vodafone branded services in the North African country. Under the terms of this agreement, Almadar Aljadid will have exclusive access to Vodafone's range of products, devices and services in Libya. In addition, Vodafone will be able to use Almadar Aljadid's network to offer its customers a range of services, which utilise 'home' network capabilities as well as extended coverage within Libya. The partnership will also enable multinational companies located outside Libya and with local operations to meet their needs for unified communications, centralised customer care and Vodafone services using Almadar Aljadid network. [Cellular News] More
Tueday, 2 March, 2010: Doha: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed that Lebanon would be attending the Arab summit to be held in Libya in March, amidst domestic pressure to boycott over the dissappearance of prominent Shiite religious leader Musa Sadr in Libya in 1978. He did not confirm who would be representing Lebanon and at which diplomatic level. Lebanon and Qatar vowed economic cooperation, as Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with his Qatari counterpart, Shaikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al Thani in Doha on Monday. "Relations of Qatar and Lebanon are distinguished and it is hard to add on, but we agreed during talks on several things, including the development of the areas of economic cooperation and investment between the two countries," Shaikh Hamad said. [Gulf News] More
Tueday, 2 March, 2010: The economic downturn has done little to dent the joint achievements of Libya’s national airlines which have both expanded their fleets and added to their routes in a bid to accommodate a rising influx of visitors, according to the Chairman and Managing Director of Libyan African Aviation Holding Company (LAAHCO), Sabri Saad Shadi. Shadi said that Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines, both of which are owned by LAAHCO, are enjoying a boom thanks to ongoing tourism development projects in the country and the business-related opportunities that these initiatives are providing. He believes the increased activity in both passengers and air freight reflects the government’s push to establish Libya as the primary gateway to Africa. “We will soon be receiving 10 Airbus A350s, which will serve the hub facilities at the Libyan airports that are currently under construction, and by the end of 2010 the joint network will include more than 60 international destinations,” he said. [Global Arab Network] More
Tueday, 2 March, 2010: Maltese workers currently working in Libya are having to extend their stay for as long as their visa allows because they fear that their replacements will not be allowed into the country, Maltese Embassy officials were told during a meeting yesterday. The meeting was convened by the embassy in Tripoli and brought together representatives of the most important Maltese employers in Libya. Ambassador George Cassar said his offices were available to help all Maltese and was the embassy was seeking information on all Maltese working in Libya. He also gave an overview of the current situation and said that hardly anyone from Schengen area countries, including Malta, was now being allowed into Libya, whatever type of visa they held. [Times of Malta] More
Tueday, 2 March, 2010: LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - Libya's national oil company has set the official selling price for its crude blends for March loading, rolling over Es Sider from February, a trade source said on Monday. For crude blends that measure against Brent, March prices for Amna, Sarir and Abu Attifel will rise by 20 cents a barrel, while Es Sharara will rise by 25 cents a barrel. Bouri, which measures against a Urals benchmark, will rise 20 cents a barrel. Es Sider and Mellitah, which are measured against Brent, will remain unchanged, as will Sirtica, Brega, Zuetina and Al Jurf, which measures against Urals. [Reuters] More
Tueday, 2 March, 2010: Tripoli/Istanbul - Hundreds of students on Monday took to the streets near the Swiss embassy in the Libyan capital Tripolis to support their head of state's call for a holy war against Switzerland. Protesters chanted anti-Swiss slogans and held up pictures of Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi. Police prevented the protesters from reaching the embassy. Gaddafi last week called on Muslims to fulfil their holy duty of jihad against Switzerland, citing the country's November referendum decision to ban minarets as justification. Gaddafi has been on a diplomatic and economic crusade against Switzerland since the summer of 2008, when his son Hannibal was arrested in Geneva. Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife had allegedly abused domestic staff at their hotel. [Earth Times] More
تعازي إلى آل البشتي والغرابلي

د. محمد بوقعيقيص : خلاص الوطن وإنهاء دويلة الحقراء (3)

       شعبان معيو : غرفة "ليبيا دسكشن" : البحث عن خارطة طريق

المحمودي : إيراد الدلائل والبراهين على صدق نبوءة خاتم الأنبياء والمرسلين (22)

Monday, 1 March, 2010: TRIPOLI, Libya - Prying open a closed economy is no easy job, especially if the country in question is Libya - a nation that has spent more than two decades with its back turned to the world. It becomes all the more challenging when doing so means taking on the legacy of your father and fighting an entrenched bureaucracy with little interest in serious change. Yet that is the goal of Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, the son and possible successor to Libya’s leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, as he sets out to dismantle a legacy of Socialism and authoritarianism introduced by his father 40 years ago. “It is hard work reinventing a country,” he said in an interview last month, as he slouched on a sofa in his villa in the hills above Tripoli, picking at a tray of fruit including fresh dates brought to him by a black-suited waiter. “But that is what we are doing. We will have a new constitution, new laws, a commercial and business code and now a flat tax of 15 percent.” [Newv York Times] More
Monday, 1 March, 2010: In yet another dramatic act, Libya decreed last week to not admit or issue visas to any of the Schengen member states in Europe, following a long-festering dispute with Switzerland, which is part of the Schengen group, although not a member of the European Union. However, some airline sources in Europe known to this correspondent have told a different story - that refusal of entry was within the normal range and not covering all and sundry arriving in Tripoli, but that the situation was being monitored and the announcement had caused considerable concerns among airlines flying to Libya. Switzerland has issued travel restrictions against the Gadaffi family and some of their key supporters over a row about the – Switzerland says illegal – detention of two Swiss citizens, who were according to conventional wisdom arrested in a knee-jerk reaction to a well-publicized criminal investigation against one of the Gadaffi sons in Switzerland dating back to a visit of the couple in 2008, where they were said to have assaulted two hotel staff. [E Turbo News] More
Monday, 1 March, 2010: A DOCTOR has denied he was paid a fortune by the Libyans to say that the Lockerbie bomber was dying. British cancer expert, Professor Karol Sikora, was one of three specialists hired by the Libyan government to examine Abdelbaset al-Megrahi shortly before his release last August. He said that the Libyan had only three months to live. This was crucial because, under Scottish rules, prisoners can be freed on compassionate grounds if they are considered to have fewer than three months to live. Yet six months later, Megrahi, 58, is still alive. Yesterday Prof Sikora insisted Megrahiw as gravely ill and not expected to live much longer. He said: "Some people think we were paid billions of dollars by the Libyans to say he was going to die. The fact is there was no pressure at 11 on us to say he was going to die. "On the balance of probabilities, there was a 50 per cent chance he would die in three months. If you saw the clinical detail.he had all the signs. [Daily Record] More
Monday, 1 March, 2010: The Libyan coast guard attacked an Italian fishing boat 36 miles (58 kilometers) off Libya's coast, Sicilian authorities told AFP today. The attack late yesterday, was carried out "with the use of arms whose bullets hit the bridge of the ship," said Nicola Cristaldi, mayor of Mazzara del Vallo, the town from which the fishing boat departed. "No circumstances justify the use of force and even more that of arms," added Cristaldi, who is also a member of parliament. The attack took place around 2100 GMT on Saturday, when a Libyan vessel opened machine gun fire and then chased the fishing boat until 2300 GMT before giving up on capturing it, the mayor's spokesman told AFP. No one was hurt among the eight-man crew which is currently heading back to Sicily. "As a member of parliament and mayor I will ask our government to immediately contact Libyan authorities to obtain an explanation of the episode and verifications so those responsible for this incident can be identified and punished," added Cristaldi. [Times of Malta] More
Monday, 1 March, 2010: I knew I was in for an unusual trip but I wasn’t prepared for the conspiratorial whisper from Don McCullin as we stood in line at the Libyan immigration desk at Tripoli airport. “I’ve a secret for you”, he said, as we came up before a Libyan border guard. “Should you be telling me now,” I asked, with an attempt at discretion, tapping my immigration form so he’d see I had written “company director” – not “journalist” – beside my occupation. Don waved away my caution, with a “No, they’re fine about all that here,” then continued in a deadpan voice: “I had a stroke on Wednesday.” I tried to look unconcerned, as if this were a common occurrence among my travelling companions. “I didn’t want to tell you before we landed in Tripoli in case it put you off your meal… you know, blood clots and high altitudes.” He had my full attention. “My doctor, my wife and an old war-reporter friend had all forbidden me to fly… but I didn’t think I should to let you down, because you’ve been planning this trip for months. [Telegraph] More
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