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خبرني : الإبنة الاوكرانية تنفي وجود علاقة رومانسية بين أمها والقذافي

سبق : ويكليكيس : القذافي يعتمد على ممرضته الأوكرانية ويحب رقصة الفلامنجو

عين بنغازي : تجار القطاع العام في بنغازي؟ نموذج الثورجي علي اللافي

فوزي عبد الحميد : دولة لا شريك له ، وعيد الذبح !

د. الهادي شلوف : القضاء الفرنسي لن يُسلـّم السيد نوري المسماري

عبدالغفار : على رسلك يا بن احميدة

علي زيدان : تصويـب

أبو سعد : وقفة تضامنية مع أهالي شهداء ابوسليم ـ غرب لندن ـ 27-11-2010

أبوعلي : لقطات من اعتصام التضامن مع أهالي شهداء أبوسليم ـ برمنجهام ـ 27-11-2010

الشرق الأوسط : مصادر ليبية : نوري المسماري متهم بارتكاب مخالفات مالية جسيمة

الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : لغز الحضارة الفرعونية

حملة التضامن : من نشاطات الحملة 28ـ11ـ2010م

سليم الرقعي : ليبيا في مهب الريح!؟ (2)

عبدالفتاح عبدالله : رد متواضع على المدعو "نور" وكل ملحد

د. مصطفى عبدالله : من حقّي أن أحلم (6)

رجل من المحيط : موسى كوسا يعاني من الكآبة

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : بعد تايلور، بيمبا يمثل أمام المحكمة

Tuesday, 30 November, 2010: At the start of a two-day EU-Africa summit in Tripoli, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has urged more EU support for African countries to tackle illegal migration to Europe, or face becoming "black." Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who is hosting a two-day EU-Africa summit in the capital Tripoli, has lashed out at his European counterparts, insisting that the EU's Africa policy is one-sided and does not benefit African nations enough. In his opening speech, Gadhafi demanded that "Christian, white" Europe lend more financial and technical support for his efforts to combat illegal migration to Europe or face becoming "black." He also criticized the EU for linking aid to good governance and progress on human rights issues. [DW-WORLD] More
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010: Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi sees no reason to submit a passport photo along with his U.S. visa application. After all, one of Kadafi's aides explained to an American diplomat, the colonel's picture is all over Tripoli. "Any one of hundreds of billboards could be photographed and shrunken to fit the application's criteria," the aide said, according to one of a series of diplomatic cables released by the WikiLeaks website. In the end, Kadafi was persuaded to have his picture taken, but the exchange is one of numerous illuminating anecdotes to surface from the latest WikiLeaks filing, which includes highly sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables. [LA Times] More
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010: Maputo, Mozambique, 29 Nov – A rice production project called, “Bela Vista Rice Project” is due to be launched Monday at the administrative post of Bela Vista, in the Matutuine district of Mozambique’s Maputo province, according to Mozambican newspaper Notícias. The project is intended to implement mechanised rice production and processing in the region, represents an investment of US$33 million over the next five years and is a partnership between Libyan company LAP (Overseas), a subsidiary of Libya Africa Investment Portfolio, and Mozambican company Ubuntu. Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported that the rice would be grown in an area of 5,000 hectares and all production would made use of, with the rougher husk used a secondary source of fuel and the finer husk used to produce cattle and chicken feed. [Macau Hub] More
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010: A leading Austrian construction company has been assigned to build a 10-000-seat football stadium in Libya. Vienna-based Porr, Austria’s third-biggest building firm, its Turkish cooperation partner Renaissance Group and Libyan Investment Development Company, were contracted to build the venue in the city of Tripoli, it was announced today (Mon). The assigned companies will rake in an overall 200 million Euros for the construction of the stadium which will be one of five venues in three Libyan cities at which the matches of the 2013 African Cup of Nations will take place. Porr praised the stadium’s planned membrane roof construction an "architectural highlight". The firm said it hoped the order will help it to get a foothold in the country and the whole region. [Austrian Independent] More
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010: TPOC, a subsidiary of the state-run player, hit 115 feet of net pay with well F1-147/3. During tests of an interval between 8012 and 8127 feet, in the Ordovician formation, TPOC flowed 1032 barrels of 31 degree API oil. Of 10 wells drilled on the concession, awarded in 2005, seven have resulted in oil discoveries. TPOC is continuing with workover operations at the concession. [Upstream Online] More
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010: EAST African states have failed to raise $1.4m to facilitate the negotiating team of the East African Community and the European Union Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). Trade experts believe the signing of EPAs due today in Libya may be “just a dream.” The singing was due in June, but it was changed to November 29. “It is a shame. The EAC states say they are committed to the EPAs, but they seem not to be ready to commit funds for the smooth conclusion of the negotiations,” said Emmanuel Mutahunga, the principal commercial officer in the tourism, trade and industry ministry. Mutahunga was presenting a paper on the update and state of play on the negotiations and implications for the EAC at a Southern African and Trade Information Negotiation Institute regional workshop in Kampala last week. [New Vision] More
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010: Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, and Libya's PM Baghdadi al-Mahmudi have agreed on creating a program for recovering the economic relations between the two countries. "The relations between the two countries and nations date back years ago and they have been very constructive before the painful story of the Bulgarian nurses," Mladenov said. He was in Tripoli for his participation in the summit between the European Union and Africa, which is taking place Monday and Tuesday. "The tough years are behind us and we should find the strength to look ahead to the mutually beneficial opportunities that our collaboration would create. Bulgarians have a good name in Libya because throughout the years they have helped for the development of the country," Mladenov said at his meeting with al-Mahmudi. [Novinite] More
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010: For those of you who can never get enough leaked U.S. government documents but are tired of Wikileaks, The Atlantic's Max Fisher had a must-read scoop from this weekend about a once-secret deal to remove highly enriched uranium that very nearly went sour. He details the never-before-released news that the U.S. government had negotiated a highly sensitive deal with Libya last November to remove the uranium to Russia, but that Libya stopped the deal at the last moment, leaving several casks of the materials under light guard for a month while American and Russian negotiators frantically worked to get the shipment back on track while securing the uranium. While the story itself is illustrative not only of the risks of transporting these materials but also of dealing with autocratic, closed regimes, the most interesting part of the article is the role played by Qaddafi's son Saif al-Islam, in the negotiations, as detailed by U.S. State Department cables: [The Washington Note] More
Ghoma : 'Reforming' By Re-Arranging The Chairs..! (1)

أغاني شعبية : داداك حليمة

الشايب : المدرسة الليبية في ايرلندا بين اللجان الثورية والأمن الخارجي والمتربصين والاخوان (1)

د. محمد المقريف : مواقف وسياسات ليبيا على الصعيد العربي بين عهدين (3)

الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا : مذكرة موجهة إلى القمة الإفريقية ـ الأوروبية الثالثة بطرابلس

علي الدوكالي : رسالة إلى الهدار رئيس جمعية الجالية الليبية بمانشستر

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : صور عيد الأضحى (2)

محمد بن احميدة : هذا كل ما يستحقه الهادي شلوف

المحمودي : وقفات مع (سعيد العريبي) (8)

Monday, 29 November, 2010: KHARTOUM, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Sudan is boycotting an African Union-European Union summit in Libya starting on Monday in protest against EU pressure on President Omar Hassan al-Bashir not to attend, the presidency said in a statement on Sunday. Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and genocide in Sudan's Darfur province, a move that has isolated Sudan and confined the movements of the president to visits to friendly countries in the region. "Sudan has decided to withdraw from the African-European summit at all levels," the presidency said in a statement sent to Reuters. [Reuters] More
Monday, 29 November, 2010: Veteran Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi fears flying over water, prefers staying on the ground floor and almost never travels without his trusted Ukrainian nurse, a "voluptuous blond," according to US documents released Sunday by WikiLeaks. Kadhafi's eccentric and unpredictable personality are on full display in a State Department cable, which was posted on the New York Times website, a small sampling of the more than 250,00 documents unveiled by WikiLeaks on Sunday despite Washington's protests. The cable from September 2009 describes how Kadhafi's preferences for shorter flights and accommodation on the ground floor created logistical headaches for his staff, and that the Libyan leader never traveled without a certain Ukrainian nurse at his side. Kadhafi had a team of nurses and "relies heavily on his long-time Ukrainian nurse. [AFP] More
Monday, 29 November, 2010: Libya and Sierra Leone have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing both countries to share development programmes and increase their cultural relations, Information and Communications Minister Ibrahim Ben Kargbo has said. The agreement incorporated funding for the expansion of telecommunications leading to the launching of the GreenNet mobile telephone system in December this year. Funding projects in the mining sector will allow Libya’s participation in the extraction of minerals including rutile, bauxite, iron ore, gold, oil and gas. Trade links between the two countries will encourage Libyan oil companies to invest and participate in the distribution of petroleum products in Sierra Leone. [News Time Africa] More
Monday, 29 November, 2010: London, Nov 28 (IANS) Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks will release a whole cache of secret diplomatic messages to the US related to former South African president Nelson Mandela, Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai and Libya's Colonel Gaddafi, a media report said here Sunday. Around three million secret US diplomatic messages obtained by WikiLeaks would expose the 'no-holds-barred' private cables to the White House from scores of US embassies, the Daily Mail reported. Mandela, who stepped down as president in 1999, condemned George Bush over the Iraq war, saying the US president had ignored the UN's calls for restraint because the then secretary-general Kofi Annan was black. [Sify] More
Monday, 29 November, 2010: The secretary of the Libyan general people's committee, Dr Baghdadi Mahmoudi, on Tuesday evening in Tripoli, held talks with former German chancellor, Gerhard Schroder who is leading an economic delegation to Libya. The meeting, attended by the secretary of the Libyan general people's committee for Planning and Finance, Abdelhadifh Zlitni, tackled the participation of German companies in the implementation of common investment projects, particularly in the medical and technical training sectors. The two parties agreed to examine the setting up of mechanisms on holding technical and technological fairs and events in both countries. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 29 November, 2010: President Jacob Zuma arrived in Tripoli, Libya on Sunday to participate in the third Africa-European Union Summit, the international relations department said. Zuma, and his delegation will participate in the summit which will take place on Monday, and will end on Tuesday, the department said in a statement. "President Zuma and his delegation's participation reconfirms the Republic of South Africa's commitment to the Joint Africa-EU Strategy, the Action Plan and the Lisbon Declaration." These were adopted at the second Africa-EU Summit in Portugal, 2007. "Heads of state, government and their delegations during the third Summit will access the progress made since the 2007 Lisbon Summit." [BusinessDay] More
إبراهيم قويدر : القضاء سلطة .. والمحاماة مهنة

اجدابيا نت : الخطيب المجاهد سالم صالح الخالدي

اليوم السابع : جمهور حميد الشاعرى يحتفل به

رجب محمود دربي : مرايا السحائب (4)

د. الهادي شلوف : لماذا تتساقط أوراق خريف هلافيت المعارضة بدون استحياء؟

معارضة : مرّضتوني وقسّمتوني وحطمتوني .. ؤ جايين اليوم اتزوروني؟!

فرج بوالعَـشّة : أيقونة التحرر من الخوف

فاطمة علي : فساد وزير الثقافة في حكومة البغدادي

ليبي مسلم : رد على ملحد ليبي

نداء صبري عياد : سفينة بلا ربان .. وشعب في عالم النسيان

Sunday, 28 November, 2010: In November 2009, six years after the government of Libya first agreed to disarm its nuclear weapons program, Libyan nuclear workers wheeled the last of their country's highly enriched uranium out in front of the Tajoura nuclear facility, just east of Tripoli. U.S. and Russian officials overseeing Libya's disarmament began preparations to ship this final batch of weapons-grade nuclear material to Russia, where it would be treated and destroyed. The plan was to load the uranium onto a massive Russian cargo plane, one of the few in the world specially equipped to fly nuclear materials. On November 20, the day before the plane was to leave for a nuclear facility in Russia, Libyan officials unexpectedly halted the shipment... [The Atlantic] More
Sunday, 28 November, 2010: Sudan's president, under an international arrest warrant over genocide and war crimes in Darfur, will be at the Africa-EU summit in Libya, South Africa's former president Thabo Mbeki said Saturday. "President [Omar al-]Bashir has to go there for that summit which will be followed immediately by the summit meeting of the peace and security council of the African Union," Mbeki said after talks with Bashir. Bashir was indicted in March 2009 for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, and in July 2010 on charges of genocide, relating to atrocities committed by Khartoum's forces in Darfur. European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton urged Kenya in August to arrest Bashir and hand him over... [AFP] More
Sunday, 28 November, 2010: The travel diary of a Roman model has provided a compelling insight into bizarre "cultural visits" arranged by the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, for scores of attractive young women from Italy. Maria M, aged 28, declined to give her full name, but allowed the Observer to examine her account of a lavish trip to the Libyan desert in October after she was recruited by the Rome-based agency Hostessweb. In her diary Maria tells of an eccentric week-long tour for which she and 19 other young women were reportedly each paid €3,000. Six such "cultural" visits to Libya by agency recruits have been organised since Gaddafi visited Rome in 2009. The next is scheduled for next month. On one visit Gaddafi tried to marry off one of his guests to his nephew. [Guardian] More
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رفيق : واضربوهنّ .. على هامش دعوة عائشة القذافي إلى تطوير الفقه الاسلامي لمعالجة العنف ضد المرأة

يونس الهمالي بنينه : أبطال وهبوا أرواحهم لإعادة جثمان قائدهم

بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (739)

الصادق عبدالحق : الجمعية ونعيق البوم

بوها : الجمعية تسأل والزنتاني يجيب

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : البرّاح

Saturday, 27 November, 2010: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will receive the most prestigious award of Libya, the Distinguished Statesman Award, during his two-day visit to the Arab country early next week. Just days after he was presented with a leadership award given by the Beirut-based Union of Arab Banks in Beirut on Thursday, Erdoğan is set to receive his next award from Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi. A slew of awards have been presented to Turkey’s strong and popular leader, Erdoğan, in recent years, particularly since Turkey started to reassert itself in its vicinity and beyond. The prime minister won the 2010 King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) for service to Islam in March this year for being an example of “judicious leadership” in the Islamic world. [Today's Zaman] More
Saturday, 27 November, 2010: PRESIDENT Mugabe will attend a high-profile European Union-Africa summit in Tripoli, Libya on November 29-30. The president will join senior EU political figures, including European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and African Heads of State, at the gathering. In 2002, the EU imposed illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe, including travel bans to EU territory and an arms embargo on President Mugabe and Zanu-PF party. Last year, these were extended for another 12 months. [Talk Zimbabwe] More
Saturday, 27 November, 2010: German oil companies-Libya - The Libyan Oil Company (NOC) and the German oil company, RW Dia E North Africa and Middle-East, here Wednesday signed a deal for the exploration and sharing of products under a new formula. PANA recalled that the new sharing formula, introduced recently by Libya, gives a greater percentage of the share to the NOC. Signed by the Secretary of the committee on direction of the NOC, Choukri Ghanem , and the director of operations of R. W. A.D, Ralph Tobabin, the new oil deal makes provision for the foreign company to carry out seismic studies in three oil blocks in addition to the drilling of four prospecting wells during a period not exceeding five years. [Afriquejet] More
Saturday, 27 November, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - A programme to protect family and women victims of violence under the Libyan Charity Association, Watassimou, was held in Tripoli on Thursday to commemorate international day to end violence against women. The programme, sponsored by the secretary-general of Watassimou, Dr Aicha Mouammar Kadhafi, a goodwill ambassador of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), was held in the presence of the executive director of the association Ahmed Kajman, the UNDP resident representative in Libya, Constanza Farinar, as well as several academics, experts and specialists from Egypt, Tunisia and the United Nations. [Afriquejet] More
Saturday, 27 November, 2010: CHENNA: The second batch of 27 labourers, most of them from Sivaganga, Ramnad and Cuddalore districts, who faced hardships in Libya following the desertion of their overseas job agent, landed in the city on Thursday. The first batch of 22 labourers had returned three weeks ago. The 27 labourers were working in difficult conditions at a construction site in Shamno, several kilometer away from Libyan capital Tripoli. Immediately after landing in the city, they knocked the doors of Chennai Police Commissionerate to handover a memorandum against the citybased overseas manpower agent for not keeping his promise of better working environment and decent salary to all labourers in Libya. In the evening, they also visited the office of the manpower agent at Ramapuram, who refused to entertain them. [Express Buzz] More
Saturday, 27 November, 2010: Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia have collectively almost halved their total number of slum dwellers from 20.8 million in 1990 to an estimated 11.8 million in 2010. Tunisia has even managed to eradicate urban slums altogether. According to the report, across the whole of Africa, 24 million slum dwellers have witnessed improved living conditions over the last decade. However, while cities in North Africa reduced their share of slum dwellers from 20 to 13 per cent, in Sub-Saharan Africa, their share of slum dwellers decreased by only five per cent (or about 17 million). Ghana, Senegal and Uganda are at the forefront as they managed to bring down their urban slum population by more than 20 per cent, but unfortunately, rapid urbanization, demographic expansion and new urban slum formation is cancelling out many of these achievements. [Allafrica] More
Saturday, 27 November, 2010: Arig, a Bahrain-based professional reinsurance provider, is set to open a new representation in Tripoli, Libya, after receiving the license from the local authorities. Arig will also service nearby countries in the Maghreb. The new office will be headed by Salah Al Mabrouk, a Libyan national who has been regular to the region for a number of years. Arig CEO Yassir Albaharna said the company is going to Libya in recognition of current and historically close ties to the market and clients there. “They have been tested and proven for 30 years and we intend to make our ties with the growing insurance industry even stronger. We believe we can still be better partners by moving to the doorstep of our clients,” Albaharna said. [Insurance Business Review] More
Saturday, 27 November, 2010: Q. I’ve tried the past three years to find a way to travel to Libya. I’m particularly interested in visiting the ancient Greek and Roman ruins, which I’m told are very well preserved because of the desert climate. What’s the official State Department policy? Do you know of reliable cruise or land tours that take U.S. citizens to Libya? Raymond Watt, Escondido, Calif. A. The State Department has this to say about tourist travel to Libya on its international travel page (travel.state.gov/travel): “After halting the issuance of tourist visas to U.S. citizens for several years, in June 2010 the Libyan government again began issuing visas to U.S. tourists. Like European tourists, U.S. citizens must apply for tourist visas through tour operators licensed in Libya, who will file the necessary paperwork for the visa with the Libyan authorities. [New York Times] More
الباكور : ( هليل البيجو : تغرّبت وْشِفت بلادات )

د. علي محمد الصلابي : فقه القدوم على الله تعالى (22)

علي الزنتاني : إلى شرفاء جمعية الجالية الليبية بمانشستر

جبهة التبو لانقاذ ليبيا : ليبيا .. الغليان الشعبي مستمر

فوزي عبد الحميد : تعليق على مقالة .. ووجهة نظر

كيكا : د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : استاكوزا

د. فتحي العكاري : الأسماء بين المعنى والمضمون

بونجامة : سبحان الله

محمد بن غلبون : تظلّم

موسى المجبري : الأيدي العابثة بالمُؤتمر

الهادي بشير : الأقلام المنحرفة .. ومكتب الشؤون الثقافية لندن

عبدالله الرفادي : هـمسة

Friday, 26 November, 2010: Sixty pieces of Ghanaian passports and undisclosed amount of money belonging to the Ghana nationals in Libya have gone missing at the Ghana Embassy in Tripoli. According to a source who disclosed this information to The Moment newspaper, alleged that two of the missing passports were found with a Nigerian and Ghanaian in Libya. The source said the passports were sent to the embassy to be given to Ghanaians living in Libya after the capturing machine to be used by the Foreign Affairs Ministry to capture photographs of Ghanaians residents in Libya developed a fault and had to be returned to Ghana. Further, the source claimed that thousands of dollars saved by Ghana nationals under one Mr. Alhassan at the Ghana embassy in Libya is missing, as the Ghanaian residents are said to be suffering and wailing in silence. [Peace FM] More
Friday, 26 November, 2010: Punj Lloyd has secured three new contract worth Rs. 1,595 crore. The company has secured order from Indian Oil Corporation worth Rs. 1123 crore for the Paradip Refinery Project. The company has secured order from Harouge Oil Operations in Libya worth Rs. 288 crore. Further, the company has secured order worth Rs. 184 crore from Government of West Bengal. The company made this announcement during the trading hours today, 24 November 2010. [Indian online] More
Friday, 26 November, 2010: Prosecutors in the Italian capital, Rome, are probing Libya's 7.58 percent stake in Italy's largest bank, Unicredit. Company rules prohibit investors from having the right to cast more than 5 percent of ballots in shareholder votes. Libya in August increased its stake in the bank, causing prominent shareholders to lose confidence in Uncredit's then-chief executive, Alessandro Profumo. The Milan-based CEO resigned from his post in September, ahead of a board meeting. According to a filing with Italian stock-market regulator Consob, the Libyan Investment Authority, the North African country's sovereign wealth fund, boosted its UniCredit stake to 2.6 percent from 2.1 percent as of 31 Aug. This is on top of the almost 5 percent of the bank in the hands of the Central Bank of Libya. [IGN] More
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بين الصالحين : ما تركت للأصحّاء عذرا !

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : صور إحتفال عيد الأضحى المبارك (1)

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : حديث عن السيرة الذاتية

عبدالرقيب عبدالحق : فساد وتجاوز بالمكتب الشعبي لندن وأدلة دامغة

محمد بن احميدة : برلسكوني.. مُنظف الخطايا والذنوب

الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : ما سر القمم المتعاقبة في هذا الظرف ؟

Thursday, 25 November, 2010: Nov 24 (Reuters) - Oil exporter Libya spends an increasing amount of money on aid and investment in Africa, a policy diplomats and analysts say is enhancing its diplomatic clout on the continent. For the story, click on [ID:nLDE6AH1S8] Below are excerpts from an interview which Mohammed Syala, the Secretary of Cooperation Affairs at the Libyan foreign ministry, gave to Reuters. WHAT IS TRIPOLI'S AFRICA POLICY? Libyan policy in the African continent is built firstly on supporting the completion of the African Union's institutions and the establishment of all the institutions related to the African Union, particularly the economic institutions. Libyan policy supports African countries, participates in their development... [Reuters] More
Thursday, 25 November, 2010: The families of men abandoned in Libya by travel agents 11 months ago met the Protector of Emigrants here and demanded that they should be brought back to India. Talking to the media on Tuesday, senior vice-president of Lok Bhalai Party Avtar Singh Mullanpuri said: “As many as 53 men were sent to Libya on December 9 last year by three travel agents based in Patiala and Jalandhar on the promise of masonry jobs. A contract with a company had been signed and they were promised a salary of around Rs 17,000 per month. But after they landed there, they detected the fraud as the company they had signed the contract with did not exist.” [Indian Press] More
Thursday, 25 November, 2010: An Irish company based in Malta has managed to penetrate the Mexican market while having secured the fourth order for a mobile sewage treatment plant for the oil industry in Libya, the Group Chairman of FM Environmental Mr Eamonn J Fitzpatrick announced during a Malta Enterprise Business Delegation event in Ireland. The company - which manufactures and exports grease traps, water treatment plants, and other environment-related products - has been operating in Malta for over 15 years and already exports to the Gulf Region, Europe and North Africa. The business delegation to Ireland is being led by Alan Camilleri, the executive chairman of Malta Enterprise. It is composed of 22 company representatives that are promoting a range of business sectors including pharmaceuticals, financial services, ICT, foodstuffs, travel and tourism, electronics, renewable energy and other goods and services. [DI-VE] More
Thursday, 25 November, 2010: After about 30 years of chilly relations between the U.S. and Libyan governments, a thaw has taken over — a thaw even visible in Spartan country. Although virtually no Libyan students were enrolled at MSU three years ago, almost 60 Libyan international students are enrolled this fall, said Anne Schneller, coordinator of sponsored student recruitment for the Office of International Students and Scholars, or OISS. Sponsored by scholarships from the Libyan government, Libyan students have been able to come to the U.S. for the first time since the 1960s and ‘70s, most of them interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Schneller said. [State News] More
Thursday, 25 November, 2010: ADDIS ABABA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A special welcome was laid on for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi when he arrived in Uganda earlier this year for an African summit: hundreds of children lining the road wearing T-shirts with his face on them. In fact, Gaddafi stood out right from moment he stepped off his jet wearing sunglasses, a safari suit with silhouettes of the African continent printed on it, and accompanied by a female bodyguard in Bedouin headgear. "It's the usual sideshow," a senior South African official said of the clamour surrounding Gaddafi at the summit in July. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 25 November, 2010: Innovative Wireline Solutions Inc. ("Innovative" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:IWS) is pleased to announce that it has executed an Equipment Sales Agreement (the "Agreement") with Libyan based company, Arrawafed Oil Services Co. ("Arrawafed"). Pursuant to the Agreement, Arrawafed will hold the exclusive right to purchase WellRunner's designed for desert conditions in Libya (the "Libyan WellRunner") from Innovative for a period of 48 months. Arrawafed will pay all manufacturing costs plus a set fee to Innovative for each Libyan WellRunner purchased. "Innovative is very pleased with our strategic alliance with Arrawafed. We are excited to commence the production of the Libyan WellRunner and see this long term agreement as having tremendous potential in creating shareholder value with limited risk" said Cameron Bawol, Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer of Innovative. [Market Wire] More
أسرة المرحوم خليفة أحمد بازيليا : شكر

المرقاب : دعوة ملحة لممارسة السلطة فى ليبيا

محمد رمضان الدائم : إشكالية من يقودنا ( جالية مانشستر مثالا )

سليم الرقعي : ليبيا في مهب الريح!؟ (1)

الساطور : معتوه!!

الوادي : ماذا لو هرب ادبيبه؟!

عبدالسلام الزغيبي : الكرسي .. والخازوق

التضامن : تقرير ليبيا في الإستعراض الدوري الشامل لوضع حقوق الإنسان

صلاح عبدالعزيز : تقرير عن حادثة طائرة الخطوط الأفريقية رحلة رقم (771)

Wednesday, 24 November, 2010: TRIPOLI, Nov 23 (Reuters) - A stalled deal under which Libya agreed to lease 100,000 hectares of farmland in ex-Soviet Ukraine will now be implemented, Libya's prime minister said on Tuesday after meeting his Ukrainian counterpart. Ukraine also agreed to use its expertise in civilian nuclear technology to help Libya develop a nuclear energy capacity, Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi told a news conference after talks with Ukraine's Mykola Azarov. The farmland lease deal was brokered last year, but since then there was a change of government in Ukraine. A Libyan official said earlier this year the deal was on hold because conditions were not right for it to go ahead. By pursuing the lease deal with Ukraine, oil exporter Libya joined an international trend -- driven by high global food prices -- for countries with plenty of cash but little farmland to lease land overseas. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 24 November, 2010: CHANDIGARH: A non-government organisation (NGO) Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) Tuesday urged the government to rescue over 53 youths from Punjab stranded in Libya. "Over 53 Punjabi youths are stranded in Libya. They were sent there by unscrupulous travel agents, who had promised them lucrative jobs. But now they are forced to work as bounded labourers at some factory, where they are not paid anything," senior vice-president of LBP Avtar Singh Mullanpuri told reporters here. The Punjab-based NGO submitted a memorandum to the Protector of Emigrants (POE) here, under the ministry of overseas affairs. "Early this month, we managed to bring one youth back to Punjab. He said that the travel agent had sold 18 of them to a Libya-based businessman for $11,000. They are not even given proper food and shelter," he said. [Time of India] More
Wednesday, 24 November, 2010: Given Libya's contentious past, we found it a relatively safe country to visit and we were very comfortable there. And, apart from the odd breathtaking moment, even travelling on the roads – the subject of a travel warning – seemed safe enough. The main aim was to see the Roman ruins – specifically: the ancient cities of Leptis Magna and Sabratha. These sites are truly magnificent in their mystique. In part, this is due to their seaside setting. The Mediterranean makes a wonderful blue backdrop to the temples and theatres, heightening their feeling of awesome mystery. It also stems from the relative absence of other tourists: visitors have the strong feeling of stumbling into an ancient setting with little between you and the people who once lived there. [Guardian] More
لجنة التضامن مع أسر ضحايا مذبحة بوسليم - المملكة المتحدة : وقفة تضامنية ـ لندن ـ 20-11-2010

د. علي عثمان الدعيكي : شكر على تعازي

محمد أمين : عُقْدة المُؤتمر

عبدالله جودات الرفادي : إلى السيد الشبح المتخفي وراء إسم وهمي المدعو الكرداش

د. مصطفى عبدالله : الحل واضح ... وهو سهل جدا لو تعلمون

نجمة الطرابلسية : ودّي محبّة

ناجي الفيتوري : كلب وطاحت عليه طابية!

عطية صالح الأوجلي : من MTV إلى مكة : فصول من حياتي

Tuesday, 23 November, 2010: Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov will pay an official visit to Libya on Monday, November 22. "The program of the visit foresees meetings with the Libyan leadership. The sides will discuss the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the trade, economic and investment spheres," the press service of the Ukrainian government reported. The prime ministers of the two countries will chair the fifth meeting of the Ukrainian-Libyan commission on cooperation in Tripoli. A business forum with the participation of Ukrainian and Libyan businessmen is also to be conducted. [Interfax] More
Tuesday, 23 November, 2010: Oxford Business Group, the word's largest business analytic, research and consultancy firm, recently launched this year's second edition of their critically acclaimed economic and financial commentary of Libyan developments. The 260 page report, simply titled "The Report: Libya 2010" was produced in partnership with the General People's Committee of Industry, Economy and Trade, and was compiled by a dedicated team of experienced business analysts from OBG. The report, which has been well received both nationally and internationally for the past two years, is a culmination of many months of extensive research based here in Tripoli. [Tripoli Post] More
Tuesday, 23 November, 2010: Gaborone — SADC countries are concerned with the behaviour of fellow African Union member-states that are undermining the spirit of consensus and have a tendency of unproceduraly reversing decisions of the regional body. In an interview after the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government to discuss AU issues here on Saturday, acting Foreign Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Sadc countries were worried about the way things were run in AU. He said Sadc leaders resolved to find a common ground so that they act in unison. Minister Chinamasa said Sadc should prepare adequately ahead of the AU Assembly through structured preparatory meetings that consider issues on the agenda and harmonise the regional position. [All Africa] More
تعازي إلى آل المنتصر

الحوار المتمدن : لقاء مع الكاتبة والناشطة السياسية والحقوقية الليبية ليلى احمد الهوني

مصادر : الدكتور ادريس بوفايد يعود إلى ليبيا قريباً

علي الفزاني : محاولة القذافي الأخيرة للبقاء (2)

نادي الباروني : نشاطات شهر أكتوبر

المعتصم بالله : ليس هكذا تورد الجمعية يا أستاذ عيسى عبد القيوم

المحمودي : أبو رغال .. بين الأمس واليوم

Monday, 22 November, 2010: Dominated Ahly Benghazi on the game since its inception and has expanded their lead to fourteen points to end the first quarter in favor of twenty-four points for twenty. The second quarter saw the rivalry and excitement, a preference which the group Almoroj who managed to score fourteen points, while record-Ahli Benghazi ten points is famous for the second quarter the progress of Ahli Benghazi four and thirty points for the twenty-eight. In the third quarter, returned preference to Al Ahli Benghazi, which managed to score 20 points in Register promoter 16 points to accommodate the difference to twelve points and the result was 56/44. In the fourth and out of Ahli offer to end the game in favor and the outcome of 76/60. [Basket in Africa] More
Monday, 22 November, 2010: NICOSIA - A delegation of Cypriot MPs, comprising the President of the Parliamentary Committee of Foreign Affairs Averof Neofytou, Demetris Syllouris, Andreas Angelides, Aristos Aristotelous and Giorgos Varnava, will visit Libya next week. The visit takes place at the invitation of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs Committee of Libya's People’s Congress Dr. Suleiman Shahoumi. According to an official announcement, the Cypriot MPs will be received by the Libya’s People’s Congress President General Secretary Mohamed Belgasem Al-Zwai. They will also hold separate meetings with the Secretaries of the Committees of Foreign, Legal and Human Rights Affairs Shahoumi and Aloheshi Al-Sadeq respectively. [Cyprus Weekly] More
Monday, 22 November, 2010: A business delegation visit to Libya and Algeria will take place from January 22 to 27, organised by Malta Enterprise to help local entrepreneurs tap into these markets and expand their businesses. The trip will mark the beginning of Malta Enterprise’s calendar of internationalisation events for 2011, which will be made public in the coming weeks. Besides business delegations, the events will include specialised fairs and other events aimed at helping local companies to internationalise and develop by growing in foreign markets. Malta Enterprise is currently receiving applications from business people interested in participating in the delegation, which will focus on sectors such as oil and gas, financial and professional services, ICT, travel and tourism, education and training, construction and building materials, and food and beverages. [Times of Malta] More
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علي الجهاني "عليويكه" : ويش قاللك يا عين

أبو سعد : وقفة تضامنية مع أهالي شهداء ابوسليم ـ غرب لندن ـ 20-11-2010

أبوعلي : لقطات من اعتصام التضامن مع أهالي شهداء أبوسليم ـ برمنجهام ـ 20-11-2010

قورينا : قرابة الـ 600 ليبي يحتفلون بعيد الأضحى المبارك في مانشستر

Human Rights Watch: Libya: Carry Out UN Calls for Reform

هيومن رايتس ووتش : ليبيا : يجب التحقيق في واقعة وفاة معتقل

د. احمودة خليفة : ليبيا والأبواب الرمادية

إبراهيم قويدر : الآثار السلبية للقمة العربية

مواطن زواري : هي كذلك يا ليبي !!

مفتاح بوعجاج : ذهب مع الريـح (1)

خالد الغول : ماذا يريد حسن الأمين من هذا الإستطلاع؟

ليبيا الغد : جماعة الوطنيين الديمقراطيين الليبية : تصريح صحفي

د. فتحي العكاري : عبد الكريم محمد لياس .. رجل المواقف الوطنية

Sunday, 21 November, 2010: Africa-Europe summit - The third Africa-Europe summit, which will bring together some 80 leaders, heads of state and governments from member countries of the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU), on 29 and 30 November in Tripoli, will focus on the adoption of the Second Action Plan (2011-2013) of the common Africa-EU strategy. The plan will help strengthen the ties between the two entities, open perspectives for a better and more prosperous future to 1.5 billion people in 80 countries from AU and EU. Within this framework, the agenda for the meeting, to be held under the theme 'Investment, Economic Growth and Job Creation', will include the major issues of common interest for the two continents. [Afriquejet] More
Sunday, 21 November, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - The Libyan leader Mouamar Kadhafi on Friday held separate phone talks with president Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and president Amadou Toumani Toure of Mali, a Libyan official source said. The talks with president Museveni focused on the preparations for the third Africa-European Union summit planned for 29-30 November in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. The summit will particularly focus on the strengthening of the Afro-European ties to open new perspectives for a better and more prosperous future through the adoption of a second action plan (2011-2013) of the Africa-EU common strategy. [Afriquejet] More
مصطفى الرعيض : إصلاح دون شوك

محمد بن احميدة : توضيح

لجنة العمل الوطني ـ السويد : موقع اللجنة الجديد

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : إحتفالية عيد الأضحى

يونس الهمالي بنينه : اللامبالاة بالخطر عند الإيطاليين

مركز التوثيق الليبي : فيلم تسجيلي عن الفنان محمد الزواوي

رويترز : القذافي .. الفيصل الوحيد في صراعات ليبيا الداخلية

Saturday, 20 November, 2010: GENEVA - Three human rights groups on Friday charged that torture was used in Libya and impunity was granted to perpetrators, citing for instance the case of an engineer who died shortly after his detention. Incarcerated in 2006, 30-year-old Ismail Al Khazmi died from his injuries while in detention, according to the the groups Alkarama, Trial and Human Rights Watch. An investigation into his death was opened, they said but this was blocked by General Saleh Ragab, Libya's public security secretary. "This case illustrates that torture is used until death ensues, and there is a mechanism of institutionalised impunity," said Philip Grant, Trial spokesman, who specialises in tracking perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity. [AFP] More
Saturday, 20 November, 2010: Tourism in Arab countries - A workshop on the state of competitiveness of Arab tourism will be hosted on 13-14 November in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, a statement on the website of the Libyan general office for Tourism said on Thursday. The workshop is being held to assess the competitiveness in Arab countries, highlight development plans, share experiences to promote competition at the international level and promulgate a report on competition relating to the tourism sector in the Arab world. The workshop is being organized by the Transport Office of the secretary-general of the Arab League under the supervision of the Libyan general Office for Tourism and Craft Industry. [Afriquejet] More
Saturday, 20 November, 2010: Despite the United States, having suspended arms sales to Venezuela out of concerns for Venezuela's lack of support for counterterrorism efforts, and despite having removed Libya from the list of nations the U.S. considers to be state sponsors of terrorism -- both in 2006 -- during Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's visit to Libya on October 22, the two leaders declared that Libya and Venezuela "will come out as steel tigers to face the empire" – namely, the United States. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived in Tripoli last month as part of an international tour that took him to Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Iran, Syria, Algeria and Portugal. During his official visit to Tripoli, he was received by the leader of the Libyan Revolution, Muammar Al Kadhafi; they discussed energy issues, geopolitics and South-South integration. [Hudson New York] More
Saturday, 20 November, 2010: The Moroccan national football team will play its Liby an counterpart in a friendly match on 12 February in Tanger in northern Morocco. The Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF) said on Thursday that the match was part of preparations of the Moroccan Atlas Lions for the qualifiers in Group D for the 2012 CAF African Cup of Nations. Morocco is in the same group with Algeria, Tanzania and the Central African Republic. [Maroc Football] More
Saturday, 20 November, 2010: A CHILDREN’S entertainer has spoken of the dramas which have engulfed his humanitarian mission to Gaza. Richard Viner, 63, from Garndolbenmaen, is part of the 100 vehicle strong Road to Hope aid convoy to the Palestinian enclave. The father of two was taking toys donated by the people of Gwynedd, with the intention of distributing them between children’s charities in the region. Richard has spent the last two weeks waiting in Libya to continue his journey. There he has had to endure several days in a border compound when the convoy’s passage to Egypt was blocked, and stood aghast last week when he saw a Greek ship leave the port of Derna, holding over 10 of his fellow convoy members onboard against their will. [Caernarfon Herald] More
Saturday, 20 November, 2010: As a Tunisian journalist working in Libya, Intissar Chelly has a unique view of the Maghreb media landscape. Born in Sousse in 1983, she obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism and information sciences in 2009. Chelly now works as a newscaster for Libya's Jamahiriya Channel 2, in addition to hosting her own media review programme. Magharebia sat down with Chelly in Tunis to examine her career, the role of women in Libyan media and society, and the future of the Maghreb press. Magharebia: Did you go to work for a Libyan channel out of choice or necessity? Intissar Chelly: In fact, I didn't choose to work in the Jamahiriya, so it was a necessity more than a choice. [Magharebia] More
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د. محمد المقريف : مواقف وسياسات ليبيا على الصعيد العربي بين عهدين (2)

خالد عبدالحميد : لماذا الآن يا سيادة العقيد؟!

الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : تعرية طلب الشفافية وحرية الصحافة الغربية

إيلاف : صحيفة افانتي الإيطالية تشيد بنص الغزالات لأحمد إبراهيم الفقيه

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : عيدكم مبارك

د خالد المبروك الناجح : أين أنتم من المهنيّة يا صحيفة قورينا؟

اميس انتمورا : ؤسان وجرأة الوفد الاسرائيلي!!

Friday, 19 November, 2010: LIBYA is never easy to read, but it has recently become more contradictory than ever. On the one hand, foreigners are crowding into the capital, Tripoli, with economic reform and greater openness in the air. On the other, the newspaper that has most eagerly promoted reform was briefly shut down a few weeks ago, reappearing a week later with its go-ahead editor summarily replaced with a more conservative one. Meanwhile a score of journalists working for a news agency in the same group were briefly put behind bars. What this may mean is that the mercurial Muammar Qaddafi, who has run the show since 1969, wants economic reform to go ahead cautiously but politics to remain tightly under his thumb. And two of his sons, one of them keener on reform than the other, may be scrapping for the succession behind the scenes. [Economist] More
Friday, 19 November, 2010: The Federal Prosecutor’s Office is to investigate whether there is a case to answer against Geneva politician Eric Stauffer for allegedly offending a foreign state. Stauffer’s party is using Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s image in a campaign to expel foreign criminals. Swiss voters are due to go to the ballot box on November 28 to determine whether foreigners who commit serious crimes in Switzerland should be automatically deported. Libya has supported the move to look into the case. Stauffer is president of the Geneva Citizens’ Movement, a group that backs the initiative, which created posters showing lists of daily police arrests and a photo of Gaddafi with the words “he wants to destroy Switzerland”. [Swissinfo] More
Friday, 19 November, 2010: Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov will visit Libya in a mission to "improve" dialogue with the north African country, mass circulation daily 24 Chasa reports on November 18 2010. Mladenov said he is visiting Libya following the meeting between the European Union and the Africa Union countries. This represents a good opportunity to maintain relations with a number of African countries, with which Bulgaria has little contact, according to Mladenov. He will also explain why Bulgaria is closing certain embassies in 2011. He announced on November 11 2010 that a total of 101 diplomatic staff will be dismissed. A total of seven embassies – those in Sudan, Angola, Zimbabwe, Cambodia, Thailand, Mexico and Tunisia – will be closed at the beginning of January 2011. The "downsizing" process will last until the end of 2011. [Sofia Echo] More
Friday, 19 November, 2010: 1,000 Libyan graduates undergo training in petroleum engineering - A training programme aimed at making 1,000 Libyan graduates specialists in Petroleum Engineering will begin 5 December, the Human Resources Department of the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) announced here Thursday. The NOC said in a statement, posted on its website, that the 12-week training programme would be supervised by foreign oil companies located in Libya under an agreement on petroleum exploration and production they signed with Libya. According to the NOC, the programme will involve training and capacity building for the new graduates following manpower demands in the industry. [Afriquejet] More
Friday, 19 November, 2010: The IMF published its annual report on Libya in the second week of November after its visit of October 17-28 2010. This is part of an ongoing cooperation program between Libya and the IMF aimed at helping Libya in its economic development efforts. The IMF confirmed that Libya's overall economic environment is still 'strong' thanks to 'large' currency reserves, but also thanks to policy positions such as 'continued efforts to modernize and diversify the economy '. The IMF went out of its way to 'commend' Libya 'on efforts to enhance the role of the private sector in the economy'. It particularly highlighted 'a number of critical laws that build on the initiatives launched over the past few years to modernize the economy'. This was a reference to the series of new reform laws passed recently on Taxation, Customs Duties, Labour Relations, Commercial Law etc. [Tripoli Post] More
تعازي إلى آل التختاش     تعازي إلى آل المسعودي

محمد بن احميدة : آراء جديدة في السوْق والتعبئة ومبادئ الحرب

أبوعلي : لقطات من اعتصام التضامن مع أهالي شهداء سجن أبوسليم ـ برمنجهام ـ 13-11-2010

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : البيان الختامي للاجتماع الرابع لمكتب التنسيقية ..

Thursday, 18 November, 2010: Nov 17 (Reuters) - Reformists led by a son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have clashed with powerful conservatives, leading to the brief arrest of 20 journalists and the suspension of a newspaper. Below are the main events so far this year in the power struggle between Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and those who oppose his attempts at reform. January 2010 -- The Oea and Quryna newspapers, part of the Al Ghad media group founded by Saif al-Islam, say they have been forced to suspend publication under pressure from officials unhappy about their reporting. Officials deny they are blocking publication. Both newspapers had been pushing at the limits of press freedom in Libya by publishing articles critical of the government. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 18 November, 2010: (London) - Libya's rejection of United Nations Human Rights Council proposals casts serious doubt on the government's professed commitment to reform, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. During its first review by the Human Rights Council on November 9, 2010, Libya accepted general recommendations to protect and promote human rights but dismissed recommendations regarding specific violations and concrete steps to remedy them. During what is called the Universal Periodic Review, UN Human Rights Council member countries raised concerns regarding ongoing human rights violations in Libya. They pressed Libya to guarantee freedom of expression and association; address impunity for gross violations committed in the past; release people who were arbitrarily detained; adopt a framework to protect refugees. [HRW] More
Thursday, 18 November, 2010: NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has questioned the founders of Unitech for alleged irregular transfer of funds to the company from a series of subsidiaries in several countries including Libya and Cyprus in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam that has embarrassed the government and toppled telecom minister A Raja . ED officials said they had questioned Ramesh Chandra and Sanjay Chandra, the promoters of Unitech, and the two may be summoned again as the investigation progresses. An ED official, investigating Unitech under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, told ET that the agency had sent formal requests in letter rogatories to these countries and sought details from Unitech on all its bank accounts. [Times of India] More
Thursday, 18 November, 2010: ALGIERS: A new round in a power struggle between reformers and defenders of the status quo in Libya showed that Muammar Gaddafi alone will decide which path the country will take, and he is not yet ready to give his verdict. The latest row — which pitted a pro-reform son of the Libyan leader against powerful conservatives in the government — ended with no outright winner, just stalemate and prolonged uncertainty about the oil exporter’s future direction. It began soon after a media group linked to Gaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam launched a fierce attack on the government. In apparent retaliation, 20 of the group’s journalists were detained and one of its newspapers was suspended. The spat ended with an intervention by Gaddafi, Libya’s leader and “Guide of the Revolution” for over 40 years, who ordered that the journalists be freed. [Arab News] More

بمناسبة حلول عيد الأضحى المبارك ، أتقدّم إلى كافة الإخوة الليبيين والأخوات الليبيات بأجمل التهاني وأطيـب التمنيّـات ، راجياً أن يُعـيده الله علينا جميعاً بالخـير والسعادة.   ابراهيم سعيد اغنيوه العشيـبي


تهـانـي العـيد

د. عبدالرحيم الهادي المجراب : المرحوم الهادي سالم المجراب .. وثائق وصور

محمد قدري الخوجة : حدث في مثل هذا اليوم

ؤسان : مؤازرة عربية لنظام الجماهيرية على حساب حقوق المواطن الليبي

علي الخليفي : عيد للذبح أم عيد للفداء

جمال : كبش العيد

مركز التوثيق الليبي : هدية شباب ليبيا للشاعر الليبي السنوسي حبيب

ميلاد السوقي : حسن بعره في السوق

Wednesday, 17 November, 2010: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests aboard Voyages to Antiquity's "Carthage Is To Be Deleted," itinerary this past week enjoyed unique visits to ancient archaeological sites in North Africa. The highlight of the voyage was the opportunity to visit Libya, due to the lifting of visa restrictions for Americans this past summer. The first call was in Tripoli, the fascinating capital city, which features the Jamahiriya Museum with 47 galleries containing one of the world's best classical art collections. The next stop was Al Khums, for a full day visit to one of the Mediterranean's greatest archaeological sites – Leptis Magna. It was then onto Cyrene where guests toured the 5th century BC Doric Temple of Zeus. [PRN] More
Wednesday, 17 November, 2010: Thousands of Libyans aiming to study in the United States attended the "2010 Study in the USA Education Fair" November 6-7 at Al-Fateh University in Tripoli. More than 30 American educational institutions were represented at the fair, which was a joint effort between the Libyan General People's Committee for Education and Scientific Research, Linden Educational Services, Al-Fateh University, Waha Expo and Education USA. Lewis Cardenas, associate director for international student recruitment at Albion College in Michigan, said this is the third year his college is reaching out to students in the Arab world. [All Africa] More
Wednesday, 17 November, 2010: This week’s pick is from the forgotten pages of colonial history which deals with the Italian colonization of Libya before WWII. Anthony Quinn stars as famed guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar in Moustapha Akkad’s Lion of the Desert (1981) which was shot on location in Libya and was actually funded by Muammar-al-Gaddafi’s government. Other actors include Rod Steiger as Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, Oliver Reed as Governor Gen. Rodolfo Graziani, Raf Vallone (Col. Diodiece), and John Gielgud (Sharif El Gariani). Lion of the Desert shows the audience the twenty year long war that had begun when Italy was trying to rebuild an empire across the shores of the Mediterranean ‘The Fourth Shore.’ [The Flick Cast] More
Wednesday, 17 November, 2010: The Libyan International Telecom Company (LITC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Libyan Post, Telecom and Information Technology Company (LPTIC), has selected Huawei Marine Networks to construct its ‘Silphium’ fibre-optic submarine cable. The 420km cable will cross the Mediterranean Sea, connecting Darnah, in northern Libya with Chania, Greece. The cable will have an initial capacity of 7×10Gbps and a maximum theoretical capacity of 1.2Tbps. The system will provide route protection for Libya's existing international communication channels, and also offer bandwidth improvement designed to satisfy the increasing demand for multi-national communications. Huawei Marine Networks will reportedly provide an end-to-end turnkey solution for Silphium; the project is due for completion in mid-2011. [Telegeography] More
الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : نظام العسكر فى بورما ونظام اللجان الثورية فى ليبيا ..

معارض : الشارف الغرياني .. هذا الشبل من ذاك الخائن!؟

عيسى عبدالقيوم : كلمة بخصوص جمعية الجالية

سليم الرقعي : عيد سعيد رغم أنف الطغاة وجيوش التنكيد

نادي الباروني : حفل تدشين الموقع الالكتروني للنادي

فوزي عبدالحميد : عيد الذبح.. لا شريك لك.. أولنا للنار!

س. س. : إنتخاب عيسى عبد القيوم سكرتيراً للجمعية غير قانوني؟

Tuesday, 16 November, 2010: MK Ahmed Tibi (UAL) was reprimanded Monday by the Knesset Ethics Committee for his April visit together with a number of other Arab MKs to Libya. Although complaints against the other MKs - Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash), Jamal Zahalke (Balad), Afo Agbariyah (Hadash), Taleb a-Sanaa (UAL), and Hanin Zoabi (Balad) – were also submitted to the committee by MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union), the committee decided to only reprimand Tibi because it was not the first time that he traveled overseas without receiving proper permission. The Ethics Committee clarified that Libya is not considered a state which Israelis are forbidden to visit, and in doing so, negated the more serious of the two complaints against the MKs. [Jerusalem Post] More
Tuesday, 16 November, 2010: A contract for a 40,000 m³/d desalination plant in Tobruk, Libya, has been won by Hyflux Ltd of Singapore, the company announced on 15 November 2010. Hyflux will carry out engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) works for a seawater desalination plant under a contract awarded by the General People's Committee for Utilities (the Ministry of Utilities in Libya), the result of an international bid held earlier in the year. Construction of the reverse osmosis facility will start following satisfaction of conditions set in the EPC contract and will take 24 months from receipt of the Notice to Proceed. The contract also includes operations and maintenance of the desalination plant for a period of three years from the start of commercial operations of the plant. [Desalination] More
Tuesday, 16 November, 2010: The programme of cooperation adopted during the quarterly meeting of the joint Tunisian-Libyan high executive committee held last month in Tunis were at the centre of talks on Friday between the Tunisian Prime Minister , Mohamed Ghannouchi, and the secretary of the Libyan Committee for Planning and Finance, Abdelhafidh Zlitni. In a declaration at the close of the meeting, Mr Zlitni, who is on a working vis it to Tunisia, stressed the will expressed by the two neighbouring countries to s peed up the implementation of the agreed programmes in accordance with instructio ns given by president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and the Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi. [African Manager] More
Tuesday, 16 November, 2010: Vietnamese people residing in the UAE and Libya have raised funds for their homeland’s flood victims. The Vietnamese embassy in the United Arab Emirates called for donations to assist flood victims in Vietnam’s central provinces. The programme was supported by the embassy staff and the Vietnamese community in the UAE. So far, US$1,957 (VND40 million) has been raised. Nguyen Quang Khai, Vietnamese ambassador to the UAE, thanked the Vietnamese community for the donations and promised to send the money to the country. [VOV News] More
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أسامة حسن البركولي : شكر على تعازي

إلى جمعة القماطي : هل ستعتذر لجبهة الإنقاذ .. ؟

د. فتحي العكاري : البيوت الجبلية بغريان

مركز التوثيق الليبي : الأصلع وبوشفشوفة في مسرحية "الكرسي"

أبو سعد : وقفة تضامنية مع أهالي شهداء ابوسليم ـ غرب لندن ـ 13-11-2010

مرعي الطيرة : توضيح أخير ..

Monday, 15 November, 2010: LONDON, (UPI) -- London rejects allegations that a British man held in detention in Libya didn't get the full attention of diplomatic authorities, a government office said. British business mogul Henry Djaba returned to London in October from an alleged forced disappearance in Libya. He filed a lawsuit in October against the Libyan government, claiming his captors tried to force him to confess to being a spy by threatening his life. "They beat me and kicked me and tried to get me to sign a confession admitting that I was a spy, a gangster or a pimp running an international prostitute ring," he told London's Independent newspaper at the time. [UPI] More
Monday, 15 November, 2010: Libya's government-owned business aviation company, United Aviation, has taken delivery of its first Learjet aircraft when a Learjet 60XR was flown to the company's Tripoli base from Wichita. The aircraft was officially handed over from the Bombardier factory in Wichita last week and made the flight across the Atlantic in time for the arrival. The company has an all-Bombardier fleet after divesting itself of Dassault Falcon and Antonov aircraft over the past two years. The current fleet includes a Global 5000, Challenger 850 and a Challenger 300. Marketing manager Salsabil Milad, speaking at the AVEX airshow in Sharm El Sheikh, said the new addition to the fleet extended the offer the company was making to Libyan business. [Charterx] More
Monday, 15 November, 2010: RELATIVES of Lockerbie victims have condemned a new novel about the atrocity - which blames the bombing on a Turkish arms dealer. Families of the some of the 270 victims of the disaster are angry that millionaire author Vince Flynn has blended fact with fiction in his new thriller. In Flynn's fictional book American Assassin, a CIA operative sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend who was on board Pan Am flight 103. It is the latest work in a 12-million selling series featuring ctional CIA operative Mitch Rapp - a Jason Bourne-style action hero. The novel, which has topped the best-seller list in the United States, is dedicated by the author to those who died on Flight 103 and their relatives. The dedication reads: "To the victims of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack and their families." [Daily Record] More
ليلى الهوني : الأهم قبل المهم ( كما كنت..!! )

سليم الرقعي : دعوة إلى الإسلام .. للحسناوات فقط !؟

عبدالله عبدالكريم : جبهة الإنقاذ طردت حسن شلوف.. فإلى متى يستمرّ رئيساً لرابطة جنوب كاليفورنيا ؟!

الباكور : ( ابن المرج : وين نجبدوا طاريها )

د. محمد المقريف : صفحات من تاريخ النظام الانقلابي في ليبيا (15)

د. الهادي شلوف : رفض تزويد الطائرات المدنية الإيرانية بالوقود والتموين يعتبر انتهاكا للقانون الدولي

السنوسى حسن المريمى : مجروده : مرحب يالاوى الخصار

إيمال : الكونغرس العالمي الامازيغي : بيان للرأي العـام الدولي

محمد بن احميدة : رد على توضيح مرعي الطيرة ومعلومات أخرى

جمعة القماطي : هل حان الوقت لتوافق سياسي وطني ليبي؟!

تاوالت : الأرقام ! (نظام العد الخماسي عند أهالي نفوسة)

عطية صالح الأوجلي : أحاديث عن الترجمة (2)

مفتاح بوعجاج : الربيع الصامت (3)

Sunday, 14 November, 2010: Athens, Greece (CNN) -- A Gaza-bound aid ship was in limbo Saturday after docking at a Greek port, with Greek authorities waiting for legal documents before letting any passengers and crew disembark. The ship left the Libyan port of Derna unexpectedly Thursday after the ship's captain got into an argument and suddenly set sail with none of the aid cargo and only a fraction of the volunteers intending to accompany it to Egypt, where the goods would be taken by land to Gaza. [CNN] More
Sunday, 14 November, 2010: Troubled oil giant BP is expected to start drilling for oil in Ghadames basin in the Sahara desert next month, a milestone in its controversial deal with Libya. Allegations that convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was released last year in order to smooth the passage of big British deals with Libya have been widespread in the US. BP will invest more than $1bn (£620m) over seven years in two projects, the other being offshore. Drilling in the seabed was due to start earlier this year, but was delayed shortly after the Gulf of Mexico leak disaster that so damaged the company's reputation. [Independent] More
Sunday, 14 November, 2010: November 12, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – The European Union (EU) expressed its objections to Libya over the possible attendance of the Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir at the 3rd Africa-EU Summit that will take place on November 29th, according to a newspaper report. Bashir received the invitation to participate from his Libyan counterpart Muammar Al-Gaddafi last July who dispatched his personal envoy Mohamed Sayyala to Khartoum at the time. [Sudan Tribune] More
Sunday, 14 November, 2010: Weeks after Muammar Gaddafi’s controversial visit to Italy, the issues raised by him about illegal immigration into Europe continue to reverberate. Having spoken most colourfully about a “barbarian invasion” of Europe, positing the thought that “Europe could turn black” if the European Commission was not prepared to acquiesce to his demand for €5 billion annually in exchange for more control over the flow of illegal immigrants leaving Libya, Brussels signed a cooperation agreement with Tripoli just over a month ago. According to European Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, the new cooperation agreement with Libya, which has still to be discussed at the technical level by experts from representatives of EU member states and Libya, focus on projects involving the surveillance of Libya’s borders, the voluntary return of illegal immigrants from Libya to their country of origin and the improvement of the facilities used for asylum seekers in Libya. [Times of Malta] More
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إبراهيم قويدر : هل حياة المواطن رخيصة عند مصحاتنا؟

مرعي الطيرة : توضيح ... وكفى

محمد نور الدين : التعددية والأقليات

علي الفزاني : محاولة القذافي الأخيرة للبقاء (1)

إبن الشاطىء : حكمة الشيخ البهلول

حملة التضامن : من نشاطات الحملة 11ـ11ـ2010م

الراصد الصحفي : من مغالطات شكرى غانم

الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : وليد صحيفة أويا

Saturday, 13 November, 2010: Building on his friendship with Silvio Berlusconi, Libya's leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has begun flying groups of Italian women to Libya for "cultural" tours of the country, with the aim of marrying them off to local men – starting with his nephew. "The leader wants young people from other countries to visit Libyan hospitals and universities as well as understand its history," said Alessandro Londero, the manager of the Italian hostess recruiting agency which supplies the women. "But he is also interested in romances developing between youths from Libya and Italy." Gaddafi reportedly has high hopes that romance will spark between Clio Evans, 24, a half-English actor from Rome who has visited Libya four times, and his nephew, Ghazali. [Guardian] More
Saturday, 13 November, 2010: ATHENS (Reuters) - Ten activists trying to take aid from Libya to Gaza jumped on board a ship about to set sail to Greece, the vessel's managers said on Friday, denying reports the aid workers were held against their will. The Greek managing company said the captain pulled away from the port with the activists on board because he was afraid more would board and divert the ship to Gaza, which is under an Israeli naval blockade. The Road to Hope charity and the Libyan coast guard said on Thursday the activists were being held by the captain of the ship, the Maltese-flagged Strophades IV, after a row over money, along with Libyan police officers. The company, Ionian Bridge Shipmanagement, said ten of a group of around 150 activists jumped on the boat at the Libyan port of Derna and the captain was forced to set off to prevent all of them boarding and taking over the ship. [Reuters] More
Saturday, 13 November, 2010: MILAN (Reuters) - Libyan energy company Tamoil said on Friday it would close a 90,000 barrels per day refinery in Cremona, Italy and gradually transform it into a depot by the end of 2011. Tamoil did not say in a statement why it planned to close the refinery, but analysts and sector operators have said small and medium-size refiners are the most vulnerable in the refining sector downturn, which has been triggered by the economic crisis and weak demand. Earlier this year, Tamoil had to suspended production at the Cremona plant to reduce excess stock. Tamoil said on Friday its activity in sales and distribution of oil products to clients would continue regularly as well as its environmental protection and safety management activities. [Reuters] More
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محمد بن احميدة : عودة الشارف الغرياني وآخرون الى ليبيا

أنا زهرة : ادعوا لحميد الشاعري

فرج الفاخري : أكاذيب سليم نصر الرقعي تحت مجهر الحقيقة (5)

ادرار نفوسه : هل ينجو "جلود" بجلده؟!

خالد الغول : سيدنا إبراهيم والحمار!!

بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (738)

المؤتمر الليبي للأمازيغية : إصدار صحافي بشأن ترحيل دبلوماسي امريكي

المحمودي : الفتح الإسلامي "لليبيا".. حقائق وأكاذيب (9)

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : دعوة لإحتفالية عيد الأضحى المبارك

Friday, 12 November, 2010: (Reuters) - Libya's most outspoken newspaper reappeared on newsstands on Thursday with a new editor and a pledge of loyalty to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in an apparent concession to conservatives in the ruling elite. The print version of the Oea newspaper, part of a media group founded by Gaddafi's reformist son Saif al-Islam, was suspended a week ago in a crackdown by officials that also saw several of the group's journalists briefly detained. Saif al-Islam is seen as a potential successor to his father but he has been fighting a turf war with influential figures who have resist his attempts at reform. [Reuters] More
Friday, 12 November, 2010: Libya on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for a tourist complex in the capital, Tripoli, that includes hotel rooms, offices, banks and play grounds and restaurants. The 'Project of the maritime facade in Tripoli', which will cost 250 million Libyan dinars (1.240 Libyan dinars = US$1), will be sited in Janzour, a west suburb of Tripoli. The tourist complex located in the shores of the Mediterranean, covers 42 hectares, including a hotel of 300 rooms and luxury suites, 11 buildings of 383 flats, 57 villas and several lecture rooms. The project also includes several rooms, football pitches, cafés, restaurants, fast foods joints... [Afriquejet] More
Friday, 12 November, 2010: The Libyan general people's committee on Wednesday in Tripoli decided to open a commercial office in Singapore under the supervision of the Libyan national economic development centre. Sources close to the committee say the opening of the office satisfies the desire to cooperate with Singapore and to profit from its successful experience in the financial, administrative, educational and technological areas. During its periodic meeting, the Libyan general people's committee also agreed to a proposal to send academics from universities and institutes for 2008-2009 academic year to undertake higher specialized studies abroad. The committee decided on the reorganization of the executive committee for the Libyan atomic energy commission. [Afriquejet] More
Friday, 12 November, 2010: Italian aircraft manufacturer AugustaWestland is to deliver a second AW139 helicopter to the Libyan general people's committee for public security, sources close to the Italian manufacturer told PANA on Wednesday in Tripoli at the second edition of the defence and security show in Libya dubbed "Libdex 2010". The helicopter, intended for border surveillance and rescue services, is part of five ordered by Libya at the helicopter assembling factory of the Libya-Italian Advanced Technology Company (LIATEC), a joint-venture between the Libyan air industry and AgustaWestland, the information and media officer of the Italian manufacturer, Roberto Caprarella, told PANA. [Pana] More
Friday, 12 November, 2010: Unauthorised men took over a Maltese-flagged ship in a Libyan port today and sailed it out towards Greece, Transport Malta said this evening. However, British media said that British and Irish aid workers who were taking aid to Gaza were being held captive on board and had been taken out to sea after a dispute with the captain over money. Transport Malta said the Malta National Maritime Security Committee is monitoring developments on board the MV Strofades IV, a Maltese registered ship managed in Greece. The ship (a roll on, roll off cargo ship) was allegedly boarded by a group of men at the port of Darnah in Libya, east of Benghazi. The ship was sailed out to international waters and it is now heading towards Greek territorial waters. [Times of Malta] More
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محمد بن احميدة : تكملة الرد على عبدالله النحايسي

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : كيف الصحة؟

د. محمد المقريف : مواقف وسياسات ليبيا على الصعيد العربي بين عهدين (1)

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : حديقة الشيخ أبي الخير

اللجنة الليبية للحقيقة والعدالة : انتقادات واسعة لسجل حقوق الإنسان في ليبيا

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : حرية الصحافة أداة ضرورية لممارسة السلطة فى نطاق القانون

Thursday, 11 November, 2010: Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) - The US and Libya were criticized by other countries during their Universal Periodic Reviews (UPR) by the UN Human Rights Council in the past week. Switzerland, under review 5-8 November by a council committee for its adherence to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, struggled to explain how its political system and direct democracy work in relationship to international law. The US, at a final report meeting on its review Tuesday 9 November in Geneva, took umbrage with part of the report on the state of human rights in the US, saying”several recommendations are plainly intended as political provocations, and cannot be taken seriously.” [Genevalunch] More
Thursday, 11 November, 2010: ALGIERS (Reuters) - The head of a media group allied to a reform-minded son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi resigned after an apparent power struggle with conservatives inside the ruling elite, local reports said on Wednesday. Suleiman Dughah was head of the al Ghad media group founded by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who is seen as a possible successor to his father but has been fighting a turf war with influential groups that are resisting his attempts at reform. In the past seven days officials have suspended the print version of Al Ghad's Oea newspaper and detained several journalists working for the group. The journalists were released on Tuesday when Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi intervened. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 11 November, 2010: Morocco-Western Sahara - The Libyan revolutionary leader, Mouammar Kadhafi, has in the last couple of days been involved in a diplomatic offensive to stop the clashes between Moroccan security forces and the Western Sahara demonstrators in Laayoune, the administrative city of Western Sahara. Kadhafi, who is the incumbent chairman of the League of Arab States and the Maghreb Arab Union, has had high level contacts with Morocco and Tunisia to end the bloody clashes, the Libyan news agency (JANA) reported. The secretary of the Libyan general people's committee for Foreign Relations and International Cooperation, Moussa Koussa, said the contacts opened on Monday with a message from Kadhafi to the king of Morocco, Mohamed VI, and a phone convers a tion with Tunisian president Ben Ali. [Afriquejet] More
Thursday, 11 November, 2010: THE Lockerbie bomber is "ashamed" of his decision to drop his appeal just before he was set free, MSPs were told yesterday. Campaigner Dr Jim Swire, who lost his daughter in the bombing but believes Megrahi is innocent, told a Holyrood committee he met the Libyan in his homeland a few weeks ago. Swire said he and Megrahi both believed the appeal would have overturned his conviction for murdering the 270 victims of the 1988 blast. Cancer He added: "He felt ashamed that he had withdrawn it." Megrahi abandoned his appeal just days before his controversial release on the orders of justice secretary Kenny MacAskill. The bomber, who has terminal cancer, was returned to Libya on compassionate grounds in August last year. [Dailyrecord] More
Thursday, 11 November, 2010: The 3rd Africa-EU Summit is scheduled to come off on the 29-30 November 2010 in Tripoli, Libya. 80 African and European Heads of State and Government are expected to attend the summit. Some 50 observers from third world countries and international organizations have also been invited. The Summit will review the achievements of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy that was adopted at the last Summit in Lisbon, in 2007. The Summit under the theme "Investment, Economic Growth and Job Creation", will see leaders discuss concrete ways to stimulate inclusive growth, to create employment opportunities, and to consolidate the recovery from the global financial and economic crisis. [Citi FM Online] More
Thursday, 11 November, 2010: Mr Jamil Ahmed Khan, Pakistan's Ambassador to Libya since April 2009 is leaving Libya on November 12, 2010 for yet another similar assignment in the Gulf. Mr Jamil Ahmed Khan, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Libya since April 2009 is leaving Libya on November 12, 2010 for yet another similar assignment in the Gulf. Diplomatic, business and social circles in Tripoli have evolved a consensus regarding him and consider him a maverick ambassador having perfect knack for diplomacy. Pak-Libya Relations Rise to New Heights Since he came to Libya in April 2009 Pakistan Libya relations have risen to new heights so that one is reminded of nostalgic Pak-Libya relations during Bhutto senior’s regime in Pakistan. [Suite101] More
Thursday, 11 November, 2010: An aspiring model and part-time belly dancer claims she witnessed sex orgies at the villa of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Karima Keyek says Berlusconi referred to the parties as "bunga bunga" sex sessions and said he'd learned about them from Libyan President Muammar Qaddafi. The phrase has taken Italy by storm, but no one is quite sure whether Berlusconi made it up or if it's a legitimate Libyan phrase. Where did bunga bunga come from? Possibly from an old joke. The phrase bunga bunga has no meaning in Arabic nor in any of the Berber languages spoken in Libya. If Qaddafi did teach a sex act by that name to Berlusconi, he might have taken his inspiration from an old English-language joke. [Slate] More
Thursday, 11 November, 2010: Mato Stankovic can be credited for turning Libya from futsal novices into a well respected team in the world and the leading light in African futsal. When he took over in 2006, Libya only had players from Tripoli and the surrounding area, and part of Stankovic’s job was to scour Libya for new talent. “We travelled all over Libya looking for players, 2,500km and when we took players in, they knew nothing about futsal, nothing about tactics, technique, anything. We ended up with about 20 players and we never stopped looking. It was difficult though if we took one or two new players, we had to start from the beginning.” [Borofutsal] More
د. علي محمد الصلابي : فقه القدوم على الله تعالى (21)

عطية صالح الأوجلي : أحاديث عن الترجمة (1)

HRS : 20 Detained Journalists Released     List of Names of Journalists

تاوالت : لقاء مع المناضل فتحي بن خليفة

القدس العربي : لماذا كلما كتبت المرأة عن الجسد اتهمت بالبحث عن الشهرة؟!

العوكلي عطية : عودة "جلود" مزيد من التنكيل بالشعب الليبي

محمد نور الدين : السياسي والسياسة

عبدالسلام مصطفى التريكى : سيرة الشيخ مصطفى عبدالسلام التريكى رحمه الله تعالى

مفتاح بوعجاج : الربيع الصامت (2)

Wednesday, 10 November, 2010: You would think the very day Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi made a show of ordering his security police to release 20 illegally detained journalists, the rest of the world might take note of a UN human rights report that slams Libya for arbitrary arrests, forced disappearances, torture and prison conditions that don’t meet international standards. You’d be wrong. Instead, many of the 47 nations, which last May elected Libya to serve on the UN Human Rights Council, lined up on Tuesday to compliment the north African state for its “significant progress in the promotion and protection of human rights.” That is almost as bizarre as a vote expected today in the UN General Assembly that will place Saudi Arabia and Iran on the board that runs a new UN Women agency, a decision branded a “joke” by Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. [National Post] More
Wednesday, 10 November, 2010: Libya presented its report on human rights in Geneva on Tuesday, when Swiss authorities asked the regime to abolish the death penalty and permit more freedoms. Dante Martinelli, Swiss ambassador to the United Nations, recommended that Tripoli nullify laws that criminalise freedom of expression. He also noted that “hundreds” of people are in “administrative detention” even though they have been acquitted or served their sentences. A coalition of 30 NGOs led by UN Watch denounced the Libyan report before the UN Human Rights Council as an attempt by leader Moammar Gaddafi’s regime to “whitewash” its atrocities, including discrimination against women, attacks on migrants, torture, and the repression of journalists and dissidents. Other observers said the fact that the Libyan regime agreed to show up at all was a positive sign. [Swiss Info] More
Wednesday, 10 November, 2010: A group of students working for one of Libya’s biggest oil producers, the Waha Oil Company, have recently successfully completed their HND qualifications in Electrical/Electronic Engineering and Operations Engineering at City College Brighton and Hove. Gary Humphrey, City College’s Curriculum Team Leader for Engineering, says: "It was impressive enough that these students completed their course in approximately two thirds of the time normally considered appropriate for an HND course but they’d also travelled some fourteen hundred miles to study in a country with a very different culture. Despite that, they adapted very quickly when it came to things like finding accommodation, setting up bank accounts and registering with dentists and doctors before starting their studies. [Journalism] More
Wednesday, 10 November, 2010: Libya's Afriqiyah Airways inaugurate its first flight to Beijing from Tripoli, the capital of Libya, on November 2, 2010, in a move to officially start operating direct flights linking the two countries. Flights on an Airbus A330 from Tripoli to Beijing will operate every Tuesday and Thursday, departing at 10:00, while flights from Beijing to Tripoli will depart at 17:30. Travel time between the Libyan capital and the Chinese capital will be 12 hours. The new service is expected to offer conveniences for passengers traveling between the two countries. In the meantime, passengers traveling to other cities in Africa will also benefit from the new route. [China Hospitality News] More
Wednesday, 10 November, 2010: TRIPOLI - A Canadian suspected of industrial espionage on behalf of the United States has been prevented from leaving Libya for security reasons, the newspaper Oea reported on Monday. It said Douglas Oriali, who also has Australian and Irish citizenship, is suspected of working with U.S. intelligence “to gather information aiming to ensure the failure of a drilling project off the Libyan coast by Britain’s BP.” The paper quoted “a senior official” as saying that Mr. Oriali on arrival said he was an archeologist visiting Libya as a tourist. Mr. Oriali was placed under surveillance, the official said, adding he was then prevented from leaving the country after “contacts with a U.S. diplomat in Libya who is suspected of being an intelligence agent.” [National Post] More
Wednesday, 10 November, 2010: GENEVA, Nov 9 (KUNA) -- The United States expressed its concerns on Tuesday before UN Human Rights Council session regarding what it described a "growing number of torture cases in Libyan prisons, including possible inmate deaths as a result." In the session, the US called on the Libyan authorities to identify torture and see if it fits the description setup by international law, noting that Libya should adopt laws prohibiting torture and allow freedom of expression. Washington also called on Tripoli to "overturn laws that are inconsistent with the freedom of the press and suppress opinions of others, which prevent the formation of labor unions." Meanwhile, Israel called on Libya to live up to standards set by the council, noting that its membership in the council is only a "scheme to cover-up for violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Libya." [KUNA] More
فوزي عبد الحميد : المخبر ذباح خنزير القذافي

أ. ب. : سليمان أنت أخطأت

الرقيب : ليبيا : حرية الصحافة خطوات للوراء

د. مصطفى الزائدي : حديث في الكلمات

هالة المصراتي : ما بين الأمس والغد.. هي فوضى..!! (8)

مركز التوثيق الليبي : ليبيا الغد.. الدامي

الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : رد علي ظاهرة عاشور ناصر الورفلي

Tuesday, 9 November, 2010: Six days after millionaire British businessman Henry Djaba was kidnapped at gunpoint on the streets of Tripoli by Libyan security services, the beatings began. "They tied my hands and blindfolded me and took me from my windowless, dark cell to where my torturers were waiting," he says. "For the next hour, they kicked and punched me and threatened to hang me upside down and beat me to death. "I would plead with them: 'Why am I being held? I've done nothing wrong. I am a British citizen.' One sadistic man who spoke English would laugh and say: 'You say you're British, but how come the British Embassy are not interested in you? If you come to Libya and upset us, you go back in a body bag.' [This is London] More
Tuesday, 9 November, 2010: The protector of emigrants, Chennai, has asked people not to apply for jobs in Libya. Since many Tamil workers are stranded without wages and proper jobs in Libya, a ban on sending workers to that country had been imposed in July, PoE D. Jaisankar said. “Despite the ban, many young men are falling prey to unscrupulous agents who charge them hefty sums by promising lucrative jobs in Libya” Mr Jaisankar said. The latest batch of 22 such men who were cheated and sent to Libya returned to the city Saturday night. They had paid Rs 1.5 lakh each to their agents in Chennai and Madurai to get the jobs they were promised in the north African country. They said more than 60 other Tamils are stranded in Libya without food. [Deccan chronicle] More
Tuesday, 9 November, 2010: Signs of a bitter power struggle have emerged in Libya with the arrest of at least 20 journalists employed by a media organisation controlled by Muammar Gaddafi's reform-minded son, Saif al-Islam. Two websites run by Libyan exile groups in London have also been subject to extensive hacking in recent days. The journalists, six of them women, worked for Libya Press, part of Saif al-Islam's al-Ghad group. The Libyan leader's second son has no official position but wields considerable influence through the media, the Gadaffi foundation for economic and social development and related NGOs that operate in parallel to the government. The news agency said today that the journalists were arrested by security agents in Tripoli and Benghazi from Friday evening and have not been charged with any offence. [Guardian] More
Tuesday, 9 November, 2010: Libya's prime minister said on Friday his country will help its neighbour Tunisia build an oil refinery at Tunisia's Skhira oil terminal. Libyan Secretary of General People's Committee Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi discussed joint business projects when he had talks in the Tunisian capital with President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. In footage broadcast on Tunisian state television, al-Mahmoudi said they had agreed that Libya would join the project to build a refinery at Skhira, a Mediterranean port about 350 km (220 miles) south-east of Tunis. There were no details on what role Libya would play in the project, or on the size of its investment. Tunisia's government announced plans to build a refinery at Skhira three years ago. [Tripoli Post] More
Tuesday, 9 November, 2010: Major customers in Libya will now be able to enjoy Thuraya's post-paid mobile satellite handheld services. This comes after the signing of a commercial agreement between the mobile satellite operator and Al Jeel Al Jadeed, a firm specialised in satellite communications. Furthermore, Al Jeel Al Jadeed, which is a subsidiary to Libya Post Telecom and Information Technology Company (LPTIC) that replaces old General Post and Telecommunications Company (GPTC), has been assigned as a distributor of Thuraya IP and Marine services which will be promoted to vertical markets in Libya. Al Jeel Al Jadeed will be focusing on targeting large corporate organisations which form the main customer base of satellite-based communications services. [AME Info] More
Tuesday, 9 November, 2010: TRIPOLI, Libya: As the Libyan crowd started pouring into the 23rd of September Hall you could sense that something special was about to happen. The support for the home nation has been phenomenal throughout the competition and the intimidating atmosphere created must have played a huge part on the result of this match. This is the first time that Lebanon has played in front of a crowd like this throughout the Mediterranean Futsal Cup and although it put up a valiant fight, it was unlucky to lose 3-2 to Libya in the quarter final. Lebanon started the match brightly and knocked the ball around with some quick and precise passing, but it was Libya who scored their first goal after only 18 seconds. Ayman Ibrahim al-Shami robbed a Lebanon player and smashed it beyond Al-Kakhi Rabie Jamil to score the first goal of the game. [Daily Star] More
Tuesday, 9 November, 2010: An IMF mission visited Libya during October 17–28, 2010 to conduct discussions for the 2010 Article IV consultation. The mission would like to thank the authorities for their excellent cooperation and hospitality. I. Background and Recent Developments 1. The macroeconomic environment is strong, underpinned by large fiscal and external positions and continued efforts to modernize and diversify the economy. The mission commends the authorities on efforts to enhance the role of the private sector in the economy, including by passing a number of critical laws that build on the initiatives launched over the past few years to modernize the economy. These achievements have contributed to the favorable sovereign ratings assigned to the country for the second year by international rating agencies. The authorities are aware of the many challenges that remain to diversify the economy and to help create viable employment opportunities for the growing labor force. [Melodika] More
Tuesday, 9 November, 2010: UEFA Futsal EURO 2012 hosts Croatia and qualifying hopefuls Slovenia and France have reached the semi-finals of the Mediterranean Futsal Cup in Libya. The trio are among nine European teams taking part in the inaugural 16-team tournament, and are joined in Monday's semis by the hosts. Slovenia, the only entrant to have played in January's EURO finals in Hungary, topped Group B by beating Albania 5-0, Algeria 11-1 and France 3-1. They knocked out Bosnia and Herzegovina 6-1 in the quarter-finals and Rok Mordej, scorer of two goals in an outstanding performance, said: "I think we have a very good team but in the semi we will face Croatia, they are very strong. If we play well we can win the tournament." [UEFA] More
عبد السلام الزغيبي : لا لصحافة الخطوط الحمراء

محمد بن احميدة : غرق قارب دوغة المثقوب

د. إبراهيم أبوشريعة : نقد الخطاب السياسي

مصطفى الرعيض : ليبيا بين توازنات السلطة ومتطلبات الاستقرار

سليم الرقعي : هل نهاية "شهر العسل" بين الإخوان والقذافي باتت قريبة!؟

بونجامه : وين عمي صالح اجعودة

مدريد 85 : بالليبي : نعم نحن خـونة

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : ملامح برنامج العمل وخطة التطوير

أبو أحمد : نعم يا جمال.. إن للكذب اهله

التضامن : بيان صحفي : ليبيا : حملة ضد الاعلاميين و المنابر الاعلامية

الراية : وقفة تضامنية مع أهالي شهداء ابوسليم ـ دبلن ـ ايرلندا ـ 6-11-2010

رابطة الليبيين في واشنطن لمؤازرة أهالي شهداء بوسليم : صور اعتصام واشنطن ـ 6-11-2010

نجيب الحمري : وقفة تضامن مع أهالي شهداء مجزرة بوسليم ـ مانشستر ـ 6-11-2010

لجنة التضامن مع أسر ضحايا مذبحة بوسليم - المملكة المتحدة : وقفة تضامنية ـ لندن ـ 6-11-2010

أبو سعد : وقفة تضامنية مع أهالي شهداء ابوسليم ـ غرب لندن ـ 6-11-2010

أبوعلي : لقطات من اعتصام التضامن مع أهالي شهداء سجن أبوسليم ـ برمنجهام ـ 6-11-2010

Monday, 8 November, 2010: TRIPOLI, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) - Libya has asked a diplomat with the U.S. embassy in Tripoli to leave the country within 24 hours over "breaching diplomatic rules and norms," two Libyan newspapers reported Sunday. The Libyan authorities asked the political affairs secretary at the U.S. embassy Luke Reynolds -- a transliteration from Arabic -- to leave the country within 24 hours, Oea newspaper reported on its website, quoting informed sources. According to the report, the move came after the diplomat visited the city of Yifrin, 130 kilometers south-west of the capital Tripoli. The visit was seen by the Libyan authorities to be against the diplomatic rules and norms, the report said. [Xinhuanet] More
Monday, 8 November, 2010: Tunisian traders and families travelling to Libya may now breathe a sigh of relief as the two countries agreed October 30th to remove all administrative and financial obstacles that hinder the movement of goods and people. The Tunisian-Libyan High Joint Executive Committee session headed by Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi and his visiting Libyan counterpart, Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi, also discussed the creation of a free economic zone between Ben Guerdane in Tunisia and Libya's Ras-Jedir border development area. [Magharebia] More
Monday, 8 November, 2010: TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libya's union of journalists says authorities have arrested 10 reporters who work for a news agency controlled by the son of leader Moammar Gadhafi. Union head Salma al-Shaab said Sunday that security forces detained the six men and four women — including two Egyptians — a day earlier. She said the journalists worked for Libya Press and were arrested for criticizing Libya's leadership. The news agency is part of the al-Ghad media group belonging to Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the reformist son of the Libyan leader. The younger Gadhafi was a key figure in normalizing Libya's relations with the United States. He also has been a vocal critic of Libyan politics, actively promoting the adoption of a constitution. The Interior Ministry did not immediately return calls for comment. [Guardian] More
تعازي إلى آل الفلاح

د. فتحي العكاري : سوق السعد أو السعادة في الصين

مراد : حلال على النبيّ .. حرام على كافة المسلمين ؟!

إبراهيم قويدر : نهاية العالم

د. الهادي شلوف : ليبيا الغد عام 2350 ..

مفتاح بوعجاج : الربيع الصامت (1)

اميس انتمورا : السقوط ...

محمد بن احميدة : تعليق على إسهال عبدالله النحايسي

Sunday, 7 November, 2010: When you walked outside to pick up the newspaper this morning, you were greeted with the coldest air of the season. Thanks to a strong trough of low pressure that swept across the state on Thursday, folks in South Florida are enjoying their first real taste of true autumn weather ......... For nearly a century, the title of “hottest place on Earth” has belonged to Al Azizia, Libya where a temperature of 136.4 F (58C) was recorded on Sept. 13, 1922. Burt’s investigation found that the shelter housing the thermometer in Al Azizia “was most likely overexposed” to the sun, and that the “black-tarred concrete of the terrace on which it was placed” helped to inflate the temperature. [Palm Beach Daily News] More
Sunday, 7 November, 2010: Muammar Al-Gaddafi, president of Libya, said the Kurds have the right to declare independence and everybody including the Arab world should tolerate that, said Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq’s foreign minister. Al-Gaddafi’s words to support an independent Kurdistan in the Middle East came after he had criticized the lack of will among the Arab nations to be united like the European Union countries. “We have to be united and respected,” said Al-Gaddafi. “When I say this I don’t mean there are no other nations in the Arab world.“ “He literally said: There is also the Kurdish nation, a big nation and is neighboring us. They have the right to unite and become independent,” said Zebari. [Rudaw] More
Sunday, 7 November, 2010: A Libyan who tried to export 136 song birds from Malta to Libya was today given a 10-month jail term suspended to three years and fined €699 euros. Abdaljabar Alaadden Musban, 30, who lives in St Paul’s Bay, had tried to take the song birds out of Malta in six small cardboard boxes. The boxes, surrounded by frozen seafood packets, were packed in two bags. The man pleaded guilty to attempting to export the birds not according to regulations and maltreating animals. [Times of Malta] More
صلاح عبدالعزيز : صيد الخواطر الليبية (20)

ؤسان : المناضل الليبي د. محمد المقريف يشارك في ملتقى أمازيغ ليبيا الخامس

علي أبو شنة الغرياني : هل نحن حقا شعب من الرقاصين ؟

الساطور : سادّك ذلّ وهوان يا لمهير

أحمد القبائلي : استغاثة الضحية بجلاديها

مركز التوثيق الليبي : عودة الرائد الضال

Ghoma : Approaches to Development (10)

الإتحاد : روائية ليبية تخترق عالم العنف

لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي في المملكة السويدية : تصريح بشأن مقال الأخ ابراهيم صهد

محمد يونس : حقيقة مؤتمر الشعب العام!!

عبدالله النحايسي : ما هكذا تورد الابل يابن حميده

أسعد العقيلي : اتسع الخرق.. وانتشر (الثالوث)..

Saturday, 6 November, 2010: MC Algiers won Thursday night (1-0) the team of Al Ittihad of Tripoli in Libya for the first leg of the semi-finals of the cup of the North African Football Union (UNAF) Champion Clubs. The only goal of the game was scored by Youcef Sofiane at the 47th minute. The goalkeeper of MCA, meanwhile, stopped a penalty kick at the 67th . The second leg match will take place Nov. 21 in Algiers. It will be officiated by the Moroccan Tiazi Hashem. In the other semi-final, Widad of Casablanca and Club Africain were tied 0-0 in Tunis. [Ennahar Online] More
Saturday, 6 November, 2010: Within the framework of their activities consisting in fighting for the rehabilitation of the victims of torture and other ill-treatment and for the sanction of the authors of these violations, the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) and Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) submitted on behalf of victims - and relatives of victims - of grievous human rights abuses, several communications against the Libyan Government to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC). This State party disregards its treaty obligations and especially its fundamental obligations to respect the right to life and physical and psychological integrity of its nationals. [All Africa] More
Saturday, 6 November, 2010: Royal rat-catcher Rentokil is still battling with Colonel Gaddafi's Libyan government about outstanding pest control bills, having previously said the issue had been settled. Chief executive Alan Brown hinted problems with late payments had recurred while posting a strong third quarter trading update. he said: 'Problems with Libya are never sorted. Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi A game of cat and mouse: Rentokil has had to chase Colonel Gaddafi's Libyan government for a non-payment of £5m On the ground we continue to do very well indeed with pest threats. But we have to keep constant attention on payment. [Daily Mail] More
تعازي إلى آل الشكشوكى

خالد المهير : إلى السيد سيف الإسلام بشأن السنوسي حبيب

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : أيش لونك؟

بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (737)

عطية صالح الأوجلي : تأملات في التجربة النازية

الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : ما بين الإبداع والتألق هي غيداء التواتي

Friday, 5 November, 2010: RABAT (Reuters) - The Libyan government has suspended printing of a newspaper controlled by a reformist son of leader Muammar Gaddafi, local media reported, in what could be the latest phase in a power struggle inside the oil exporting state. The print version of the Oea newspaper, controlled by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, was suspended soon after it published an article calling for a "final assault" on the government which it alleged had failed to tackle corruption, local media said. Saif al-Islam - who played a key role in ending sanctions on Libya and is seen as a possible successor to his father - has been waging a turf war with a conservative old guard and has been openly critical of the government. [Reuters] More
Friday, 5 November, 2010: A new diplomatic clash is building up again between Switzerland and Libya. A senior Libyan official has openly denounced a poster released by the Geneva citizens Movement (GCM), which showed the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi with the following comment: He wants to destroy Switzerland. This poster was quickly banned from being broadcasted in Geneva, but have been sent by post to residents. However, Tripoli will not tolerate this insult to its charismatic leader, who has instructed his chief of protocol, Nouri Mesmar, to initiate legal proceedings against Switzerland. Mr. Nouri Mesmar is seeking though to appoint a team of lawyers to take the case to the court, invoking contempt to the Leader Muammar Kaddafi, and charge the MCG and the Geneva canton of compensation. [African Bulletin] More
Friday, 5 November, 2010: Sky News has been given unprecedented access to travel to Libya with a group of mothers being reunited with their children after their fathers took them abroad. In most cases the children were abducted. But in all cases the mothers have virtually no chance of getting them back. The trip was organised by the UK charity Children and Families Across Borders. The idea was for the mothers to get two weeks' organised access to their children at a holiday camp in the Libyan capitol Tripoli. The project has the backing of Libya's leader Colonel Gaddafi. We set off for Tripoli with a group of mothers and grandparents from across the UK and Europe. Anita Lewis from Norwich was married to a Libyan who snatched her five children 10 years ago. She told us how her life changed forever when her ex-husband came to pick up their children one day and never brought them back. [Sky News] More
Friday, 5 November, 2010: Relations between Malta and Libya were excellent and there were good prospects for the signing of a Malta-Libya Friendship and Partnership Agreement, Foreign Minister Tonio Borg told Parliament this morning. The possible agreement was discussed last week when Dr Borg visited Tripoli for talks with his counterpart Mousa Kousa. Giving an overview of the work of his ministry during the Budget debate, Dr Borg said that visas issued to Libyan nationals had increased from 7,500 in 2008 to 12,300 during the first ten months of 2010. Malta, Dr Borg said, had played a significant role in the Framework Agreement reached between the European Commission and Libya governing relations between the two sides. [Times of Malta] More
محمد نور الدين : يا أهالي شهداء أبو سليم.. حذراي من التنازلات

السنوسي بلاله : قراءة في تقرير "مراسلون بلا حدود"

الساطور : القذافي : لابد من احباط نداء ابراهيم صهد

د. مصطفى الزائدي : المزايدون في عمر المختار

فوزي عبد الحميد : (متكنطي) لولا الأتعاب والجزيرة!

هالة المصراتي : ما بين الأمس والغد.. هي فوضى..!! (7)

ابراهيم قدورة : نعم .."لكل" موقف نضالي موحد ..

مركز التوثيق الليبي : القذافي الشيعي ..

اميس انتمورا : انقلاب من عَقَلَ الوثائق على الوثائق

محمد مخلوف : لعنة الله عليك يا زايدي

عبدالونيس محمود الحاسي : نعم... لموقف نضالي موحد

فرج بوالعَـشّة : ما وراء "رأي أويا"؟!

Thursday, 4 November, 2010: New Delhi, Nov 3 (PTI) The Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry has decided to lift a ban on issuing emigration clearance to those seeking employment in Libya. The Ministry, following complaints of non-payment of salary to Indians working in various companies in Libya, had in July last decided not to issue emigration clearance for working in the African country. Outstanding salaries of Indian workers are being paid and the workers are being repatriated. Since, the situation has improved, it has been decided to lift the ban imposed on emigration clearance for Libya with immediate effect, officials in the Ministry said. [MSN] More
Thursday, 4 November, 2010: The image of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s unpredictable and flamboyant leader, tends to colour outsiders’ perceptions of his country. Mr Gaddafi has been at odds with the west for most of his four decades in power. Libyan responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing and other attacks outside the country’s borders brought on international sanctions and reinforced the country’s negative reputation. In recent years, however, Mr Gaddafi has improved his relations with the west and Libya has shed its pariah status. The lifting of both United Nations and US sanctions in the past seven years has prompted a flood of international companies seeking lucrative opportunities in the oil-rich North African state. [Financial Times] More
Thursday, 4 November, 2010: RABAT (Reuters) - Foreign investors will only be allowed to do business in oil exporter Libya if they form a joint venture with a local partner, local media quoted the Libyan Prime Minister as saying on Wednesday. Foreign firms rushed into Libya after international sanctions were lifted six years ago, seeking a share of lucrative markets and contracts, but the government has said it wants to develop local business and create jobs for Libyans. Two Libyan publications quoted Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi as announcing the new rules at a meeting with businesspeople in Tripoli. [Reuters] More
Thursday, 4 November, 2010: BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- An Afriqiyah Airways plane landed in Beijing at 3:08 a.m. Wednesday, marking the launch of the direct flight route between China and Libya. The Libya-based airline started the twice-a-week service to meet the rising travel demand from Chinese business people and laborers seeking to work abroad. The flight time is around 12 hours. Analysts said the launch of the new international route highlighted Afriqiyah Airway's confidence in China's booming air traffic market. Established in April, 2001, the airline operates domestic services between Tripoli and Benghazi and international services to more than 25 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. [Xinhuanet] More
Thursday, 4 November, 2010: A SCOTS mum locked in a bitter custody battle with her Libyan husband has been reunited with her children in Africa. Lisa Stark, 29, is desperately trying to bring sons Adam, nine, and Omar, six, back to Scotland after splitting from their bullying dad Hassen Osman. Now back home alone in East Calder, West Lothian, she feared she would never see them again after he stopped answering her phone calls. But the charity Children and Families Across Borders arranged a week-long holiday camp in the Libyan capital Libyan capital Tripoli, where she was reunited with the boys for only the second time since fleeing Libya three years ago. Student Lisa said: "I live with my kids in my dreams. It's all that keeps me going. [Daily Record] More
Thursday, 4 November, 2010: Libya coach Pablo Prieto wants to win the 1st Mediterranean Futsal Cup “for the sake of Libyan Sport”. Speaking after Wednesday’s 7-4 win over African rivals Morocco, Mr. Prieto was confident in his sides chances and the impact winning the tournament would have on Libyan sport as a whole. The Mediterranean Futsal Cup, organised by the Libyan Futsal Teams Department is the biggest futsal event ever to take place on the African continent and is a big step forward for Libya, who want to be a major player in world sport. Tripoli is one of the bidding cities for the Mediterranean Games in 2017. [Borofutsal] More
مواطن : عودة جاسوس المكتب الشعبي بلندن إلى بريطانيا

محمّد قدري الخوجة : الرويد صهد يعترف باستحياء!!

د. مصطفى عبدالله : لا يا دكتور الزائدي .. يشهد الله بأنك تدلّس على الليبيين

د. الهادي شلوف : شبح و معارض ليبي متكنطي و شعب رقاص

سليم الرقعي : نداء من أجل ليبيا

ضيف الغزال : من حفريات عصر المرتزقة الثوريين

Wednesday, 3 November, 2010: LONDON (Reuters) - Oil producers would be increasingly comfortable with crude prices of $100 a barrel, because higher food prices and a weaker dollar are eroding their income, the top oil official for OPEC member Libya said on Tuesday. The comments add to indications the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is unlikely to step in soon to quell rallying prices. Saudi Arabia on Monday also shifted upwards from a price range of $70-$80 it has backed for around two years. "Now the price will be more comfortable for the producers if it is around $100," Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, told Reuters. "The dollar is down and the prices of the other commodities are up." [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 3 November, 2010: N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad is looking to boost the number of its mobile phone users to two million from 100,000 following the purchase of a majority stake in the local telecoms company by Libyan state-owned firm LAP Green Network. The purchase of a 60 percent stake in Sotel for $90 million came with a commitment by the Libyan company to invest up to $100 million in the domestic player and its network, Chad's Trade and Industry Minister Abassallah Youssouf said on Tuesday. Youssouf said Sotel was also looking to create 15,000 high-speed ADSL lines and modernise its headquarters. No timetable was given for the targets, which reflect explosive growth in the African mobile sector. [Reuters] More
Wednesday, 3 November, 2010: Minister of Defence Dragan Sutanovac said during a visit to Libya that there are great opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in the field of military and defense industry. Sutanovac in Libya yesterday met with Libyan Prime Minister Al Baghdadi Ali Al Mahmoudi and Libyan Minister of Defence and Chief of Staff of the Libyan Military Major-General Abu-Bakr Younis Jaber. The main topic of discussion was the military-economic cooperation, as well as opportunities for improvement and development, said the Ministry of Defence. The two ministers emphasized the importance of Libya's cooperation in the field of military education, training and development, primarily Libyan cadets at the Military Academy in Belgrade. [Balkans] More
Wednesday, 3 November, 2010: Addis Ababa — "Tomorrow Europe might no longer be European, and even black, as there are millions who want to come in," said Col. Muammar Gaddafi of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya speaking at a ceremony in Rome in late August (2010), while standing next to Italy`s Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Gaddafi went on to say that the European Union should pay Libya at least 5 billion euros (£4bn; $6.3bn) per year to stop illegal African immigration and avoid a "black Europe". European Commission figures show that in 2009 the number of people caught trying to enter Italy illegally fell to 7,300 from 32,052 in 2008. The data was collected under the EU`s fingerprinting system. [All Africa] More
Wednesday, 3 November, 2010: Foreign oil companies in Libya employed 4,900 workers between 2007 and 2009 and are training 1,000 others abroad, the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) announced in a report released early last week. The NOC said that since the signing of partnership agreements with foreign companies for oil exploration in Libya, over 4,900 jobs had been offered to Libyans. It said that the 1,000 Libyans being trained abroad would be away for three years. They are undergoing their training in Spain, India, France, Russia, Great Britain, Canada and the United States. The NOC said that a further 1,000 trainees would be sent abroad under the partnership agreement. [Tripoli Post] More
Wednesday, 3 November, 2010: A VTMS contract between Libya’s Ports and maritime Transport Authority (PMTA) and Transas to supply and install the national scale Coastal Surveillance System was signed last month in Tripoli. The system will provide the total coverage of the whole Libyan coast, which is almost 2,000 km from Tunisia to Egypt as well as cover areas of responsibility of the 15 main ports in Libya. The project includes a combination of 15 Local VTS incorporated under management of two National Control Centres in Tripoli and Benghazi, which perform vessel traffic and coastal surveillance services. In addition, eight remote sites will also form part of this solution. [Maritime Journal] More
لجنة العمل الوطني الليبي ـ السويد : وقفة تضامنية مع أسر شهداء مذبحة بوسليم 30 ـ10ـ 2010

الجبهة الوطنية لإنقاذ ليبيا : نداء إلى الاخوة والأخوات في المعارضة الليبية

Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: Howard University has lost 20 games or more in each of the past seven seasons. The Bison have been to the NCAA tournament twice in their history, the most recent a not-so-recent 18 years ago. The basketball offices, when Kevin Nickelberry first walked into them, still sported the same worn-out carpet that had been installed when the office space served as a bank nearly 20 years ago. And all Nickelberry could think was how much better things looked than in his previous gig. You want relative? Sit in Nickelberry’s shoes. No, Howard isn’t Kentucky. OK, it’s not even Eastern Kentucky. It’s also not Libya. [ESPN] More
Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: Khalid El-Awaisi heard from his brother Ali briefly on Friday when he phoned home from the aid convoy waiting in Libya to be allowed into Egypt. "Ali said the Egyptians were not allowing them through and they might be waiting there for a week," said Khalid. "I am really disappointed this is happening after it was agreed beforehand. "The Egyptians have said they can still go by sea or air but the point is they are a land convoy." The Road to Hope convoy of 35 vehicles left Britain over two weeks ago equipped with vital medical aid to deliver to Gaza. [The Courier] More
Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: Foreign oil companies in Libya employed 4,900 workers between 2007 and 2009 and are training 1,000 others abroad, the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) announced in a report released early last week. The NOC said that since the signing of partnership agreements with foreign companies for oil exploration in Libya, over 4,900 jobs had been offered to Libyans. It said that the 1,000 Libyans being trained abroad would be away for three years. They are undergoing their training in Spain, India, France, Russia, Great Britain, Canada and the United States. The NOC said that a further 1,000 trainees would be sent abroad under the partnership agreement. [Tripoli Post] More
Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: ALGIERS Nov 1 (Reuters) - An unpredictable succession, suspicion of foreign influence, diplomatic rows, policy uncertainty and the lingering threat of social unrest all pose potential risks for investors in oil-producer Libya. Here are some risk factors to watch. UNCERTAIN SUCCESSION : Muammar Gaddafi has led Libya for more than 40 years, longer than any living African leader. He is in his late 60s, but there is no framework for his succession and he has carefully avoided designating a successor. Analysts say he appears to be in good health but that, when he dies, years of instability could follow as competing groups and relatives struggle for supremacy. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: South Korea will replace its ambassador to Libya later this month as part of efforts to start relations with the African nation anew after resolving an espionage row that had hampered ties for months, an official said Monday. Ambassador Chang Dong-hee will be called back home in the first half of this month in a "symbolic measure" to freshen relations with Libya following a diplomatic spat over espionage activity by a South Korean agent, the foreign ministry official said on condition of anonymity. The planned replacement was one of the measures that South Korea and Libya had agreed to take to mark the end of the four-month row, along with the envisioned upgrading of Libya's economic cooperation office in Seoul to a full embassy, the official said. [Business Ghana] More
Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: A wealthy British businessman is bringing a £5m compensation claim against Colonel Gaddafi and his government, alleging that he was kidnapped and tortured by the Libyan security services. Henry Djaba, 46, who returned to the UK last week, says he was the victim of state-sponsored "disappearance" and imprisoned in a windowless 6ft by 4ft cell where his captors threatened to hang him upside down and beat him to death. He alleges that a Libyan business associate conspired with Libyan security and military intelligence officers to deprive him of millions of pounds worth of commission from lucrative gas and hotel contracts in Africa. [Independent] More
Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: In line with its overall policy of diversification and in line with its aim of moving away from being a raw material supplier, Libya is hoping to move up the earnings chain by achieving more added value on its exports. One way of being an exporter of higher-value products besides crude oil is for Libya to develop a more sophisticated petrochemical industry. One specific project that Libya has been trying to launch for a few years now is the 'Energy Cities' project based in Libya's oil production centres of Ras Lanuf and Al Brega. It was heartening news then to hear that the project has finally got off the ground when an announcement was made at the end of September about the formation of the Energy Cities Development Company. [Tripoli Post] More
Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: The 4th Libya International Motorshow (vehicle, spare parts and tools) will be organized during the period 2-6/11/2010 at Tripoli Fair Grounds (hall 85) with about 50 participants and 4 national pavilions: China, Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia. The Show is organized in cooperation with the Automobile and Touring Club of Libya to be the annual meeting point for the Auto Sector in Libya. The Show will also incorporate the following side activities: The 6th Classic Cars Meeting, Go-Karting and Commercial Presentation. [Tripoli Post] More
Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The three-month life expectancy for the Lockerbie bomber was an estimate based on a median survival rate for his type of cancer, a Scottish report found. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which crashed onto the Scottish town of Lockerbie on Dec. 21, 1988. A total of 270 people died in the attack. Doctors prior to his release in 2009 said Megrahi had around three months to live because of a prostate cancer prognosis. [UPI] More
Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: N'DJAMENA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Libyan state-owned firm LAP Green Network signed a deal on Monday to buy a majority stake in Chad's Sotel telecoms firm for $90 million, the latest in a series of African investments by Libya. The Libyan firm, which is owned by sovereign wealth fund the Libyan African Investment Portfolio, owns or controls telecoms operations in eight African countries. The deal to buy a 60 percent stake in state-owned Sotel Tchad, was signed during a visit to Chad by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who is there to attend a conference on Africa's dwindling water resources. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: New colonies of African Reed Warbler, the Western Palearctic's newest regularly breeding bird species, have been announced with the publication of a new paper. German ornithological journal Limicola reveals that new breeding sites of African Reed Warbler, unknown in the region before May 2008, have been discovered in Cyrneiaca a suburb of Benghazi. Colonies have previously been discovered in the Libyan Sahara and Western Egypt. Confusingly for birders thinking of trying to see the birds in newly accessibly Libya, Eurasian Reed Warblers have also been discovered breeding in sympatry with the African species, apparently retaining their discreetness, while a Reed Warblers of the Asian form fuscus was trapped in Benghazi, after two unconfirmed sight records previously in the country. [Bird Watch] More
Tuesday, 2 November, 2010: The North Africa region, made up of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, is economically diverse with rich, resource-abundant economies like Algeria and Libya and countries that are resource-scarce relative to their population size such as Egypt and Morocco. These five middle income countries are generally on track to achieving the health Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target by 2015, but still face significant rural and urban disparities and gaps in coverage. Like other regions, North Africa faces two major challenges. The financial and economic crisis is increasing vulnerability and poverty at both a macro and a household level, representing both development and humanitarian difficulties for vulnerable communities and marginalized groups. [Relief Web] More
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Monday, 1 November, 2010: N'DJAMENA, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Europe will be confronted with 30 million Africans trying to reach its shores unless it acts to stop climate change from depleting a lake on which they depend, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Sunday. Scientists say changing weather patterns, along with growing populations and the construction of dams, are to blame for the shrinking of Lake Chad, which provides livelihoods for about 30 million people in surrounding countries. "If Lake Chad dries up, there are about 30 million people who will be obliged to emigrate to Europe," Gaddafi said at an international conference in Chad's capital. [Reuters] More
Monday, 1 November, 2010: It was a second return to Malta for Libyan ambassador SAADUN SUAYEH when presenting his credentials in August. He tells Kurt Sansone his country has come a long way on issues of concern for the West. Immigrants tell shocking stories of abuse at the hands of Libyan security authorities in their attempt to reach Europe but the recently appointed Libyan ambassador will have nothing of that. Dr Saadun Suayeh denies his country is guilty of human rights abuses and insists Libya feels “wronged” by the whole issue of illegal immigration. Soft-spoken and an academic specialising in linguistics, Dr Suayeh does qualify his statement when pressed, insisting that “nobody’s record is perfect”. [Times of Malta] More
Monday, 1 November, 2010: The stage is now set for the First Mediterranean Futsal Cup to be played November 1-19 in Libya and with the hosts, currently ranked 19th in the world after their showing at the Grand Prix in Brazil, firmly tipped by their opponents to emerge as champions in a tournament that has the participation of 16 national teams. Libya, will be up against the likes of Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in a bid to lift the cup. With the tournament all set to begin, many believe that it will be tough to stop the African and Arab Champions on home soil. Libya, drawn in Group A along with Greece, Syria and Morocco, kick off the tournament Monday with a amatch at the 23rd Sptember Hall in Tripoli against Syria. [Tripoli Post] More
Monday, 1 November, 2010: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Libyan Export Promotion Council (LEPC) have launched the institution’s first project in Libya. The project, a technical assistance support to the Libyan Export Promotion Center - financed with $746,971 grant from the Bank’s Middle Income Country (MIC) Trust Fund, is set up to address critical needs for capacity building, institutional strengthening and private sector development. “Even in Libya, one of the richest countries in Africa, the bank is in a position to provide support and has been called upon to contribute to the diversification of the production and export base, growth sustainability and job creation,” the AfDB regional Director for north Africa, Jacob Kolster, said at launch hosted by the Libyan Chamber of Commerce. [CPI Financial] More
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