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تعازي إلى آل بازيليا

طارق : معلومات أخرى مهمة عن خليفة بازيليا .. سقطت سهوا

جلال عثمان : الغلطة الليبية، والخلطة السنغافورية !!

فرج الفاخري : أكاذيب سليم نصر الرقعي تحت مجهر الحقيقة (2)

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : مقعد بين المتفرجين

بوخزام العناني : في الذكرى الاربعين لوفاة السيد محمود بي المنتصر

بشير المنتصر : الذكرى الاربعون لوفاة السيد محمود المنتصر

فوزي عبدالحميد : مطلوب من المعارضة الليبية والزعيم!

جلال الوحيشي : السُنة .. صنعها المستشرقون!؟

غيداء التواتي : الوعد الصادق

عبدالرحمن : هذا هو مصير الخونة

عبد العزيز شايب الرأس : المستعمرة الفرنسية في مصرف الصحارى في طرابلس

Thursday, 30 September, 2010: The US State Department says it has found no evidence that oil company BP tried to secure the early release of the Lockerbie bomber. The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is examining claims that BP helped to secure the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison to safeguard an oil exploration deal with Libya. But State Department spokeswoman Nancy McEldowney says there is no evidence of that. "We have examined all available State Department records and have not identified any further materials beyond publicly available statements and correspondence concerning attempts by BP or other companies to influence matters related to Megrahi's transfer," she said. The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988 killed 270 people, mostly Americans. [ABC] More
Thursday, 30 September, 2010: SHANGHAI, Sept 29 (Reuters) - A son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who is seen as a potential successor to his father accused Libya's government of ineptitude on Wednesday, highlighting splits within the oil exporter's ruling elite. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi leads a reformist camp in Libya which is locked in a struggle for influence with an old guard including senior figures within his father's own entourage. He attacked the government after visiting the Libyan pavilion at the World Expo, an international exhibition, in the Chinese city of Shanghai. Saif al-Islam, who holds no official post, said he personally oversaw Libya's display at the Expo because the government failed to take sufficient interest. "The Libyan government did not even bother to send a junior employee to attend Libya's day at the exhibition," he told reporters. "That shows that there is no state in Libya." [Reuters] More
Thursday, 30 September, 2010: A County Tyrone manufacturer has secured a contract with a major housing project in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. Ballygawley firm SRS secured the business, its first in Libya and expected to be worth around £200,000, after joining Invest NI trade missions to India. The India-hosted missions led SRS to link up with a marketing operation in New Delhi, which then introduced the Northern Ireland company to a major Indian construction company involved in the Libyan government-backed building project. SRS began life in the 1950s as Finlay Block Making Equipment. SRS purchased Finlay BME in 2001 and the company manufactures and markets a range of concrete block-making and handling machinery. [Belfast Telegraph] More
Thursday, 30 September, 2010: Libya has proposed strengthening the General Assembly to function as the world"s premier legislative body, enacting binding resolutions that would be implemented by the a widened Security Council. "The United Nations is at a crossroads; and it should be reformed to become equally united form all States," said Musa Kousa, the head of the Libyan delegation, in his statement to the Assembly"s high-level debate yesterday. "The reform, which we are calling for and aiming to achieve, is to make the General Assembly the real legislator," he added. To address the current situation where some States have permanent membership of the Security Council while others do not, Mr Kousa suggested granting permanent membership to regional organizations instead of individual countries. [Spero News] More
Thursday, 30 September, 2010: The Chairman and Executive Director of the Energy Cities Development Company (ECDCo), Dr. Abdullah Mahmud, says the planned Libyan energy cities at Al Brega and Ras Lanuf will provide opportunities for investors to access high quality hydrocarbon resources. Dr. Mahmud is one of a top line-up of industry experts who will speak at the upcoming annual Middle East Chemical Week in Bahrain from 10-13 October, during which the global challenges facing the Gulf fertilizer and petrochemical industries will be discussed. Energy cities : Libya has launched a US$54 billion master plan to construct the two energy cities at Al Brega and Ras Lanuf, which includes job creation opportunities, the construction of petrochemical complexes, tourism, economic diversification for Libya and opportunities for private investment. [Zawya] More
Thursday, 30 September, 2010: Libya has won the indoor soccer championships organized by the North African Football Union (UNAF) after defeating Morocoo 4-3 in the final Sunday. The hosts preserved their title with a convincing victory in front of a vocal home crowd. [Star Africa] More
سليمان الشجاع : ثقافة الاستيراد

فرج بوالعَـشّة : سقى الله استبداد المماليك ..

مركز التوثيق الليبي : أفلام جديدة من إنتاج مؤسسة "ليبيا الغد"

التضامن لحقوق الأنسان : ليبيا : تصعيد خطير ضد مؤسسات المجتمع المدني

رجب محمود دربي : مرايا السحائب (3)

إبراهيم قويدر : عجيب أمر الشئون الاجتماعية الليبية

د. مصطفى الزائدي : إنه أيضا مجتمع المثليين

Wednesday, 29 September, 2010: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a long-awaited hearing Wednesday that aims to find out why Scotland last year gave a controversial "compassionate release" to cancer-stricken Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. But the session may only widen the gulf between U.S. politicians demanding a more detailed medical explanation of how Mr. Megrahi won his freedom and Scottish officials who are declining to provide one. Securing Release: Megrahi's Medical Saga A review of the events that led to the August 2009 release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi. A Senate staffer's fact-finding trip to Britain this month appears to have produced even more conflict between the U.S. and Scotland, particularly surrounding the details of Mr. Megrahi's prognosis and the question of whether he began chemotherapy treatments before or after he was released by the Scots. [Wall Street Journal] More
Wednesday, 29 September, 2010: Geneva – Libya lashed out last week after UN Watch continued its onslaught against the desert dictatorship’s membership in the UN Human Rights Council by bringing yet another victim to testify before the plenary to expose Muammar Qaddafi’s crimes. Libya demanded that the council president delete the victims’ remarks from the record, which included challenges to Libya’s new membership on the UN’s highest human rights body. Sparking last week’s commotion in the plenary was testimony by Mohamed Eljahmi, brother of the late Fathi Eljahmi, a noted Libyan dissident who died after suffering brutal imprisonment under the Qaddafi regime. Speaking on behalf of Freedom House, Eljahmi asked: “Why is the government of Mr. Qaddafi, which tortured and killed my brother – and which is one of the world’s worst violators of human rights – now an elected member of the UN Human Rights Council?” [Jewish Tribune] More
Wednesday, 29 September, 2010: Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) - Two US agencies, US State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) and its Middle East Partnership Initiative (Mepi), are each providing the International Organization for Migration in Geneva with $500,000 to help Libya improve its provisions for migrant workers. The money will be used to “build and consolidate the capacity of government bodies and civil society in Libya to help address irregular migration and protect the most vulnerable migrants in the North African country, including victims of trafficking,” says the IOM. The country has between 1 and 1.5 million irregular migrants, drawn to Libya because it is close to southern Europe, but also because of good demand for unskilled labour and the strength of the local economy, according to the IOM. [Genevalunch] More
Wednesday, 29 September, 2010: In most repressive countries, government censors like to toil in the shadows, maintaining a cover of deniability as they block citizens’ access to information. It is gratifying to see that the Internet and Google are making their job tougher. Four months ago, Google unveiled a tool that allows users to monitor the requests received from governments to take down material or report data on the users of their search engine and other services. This month, it released another tool that will expose less overt attempts by governments to curtail its various services, including YouTube and Gmail. The new tracker shows how traffic on YouTube in Iran fell to zero after the disputed presidential election last year. And how YouTube traffic collapsed in Libya in January after it aired videos of demonstrations by families of murdered prisoners and videos of partying relatives of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the Libyan leader. [New York Times] More
د. محمد المقريف : صفحات من تاريخ النظام الانقلابي في ليبيا (11)

الساطور : من أين لك هذا؟  

ياسمين سالم : إلى اللواء عبدالفتاح يونس : هذا يحدث في وزارتكم

الفيتوري مفتاح الفيتوري : وطني المنفى

Tuesday, 28 September, 2010: Two men suspected of spying for the Libyan intelligence service have gone on trial in Berlin, accused of gathering information on Libyan opposition members living in Germany. The two men, aged 42 and 47, who can only be identified as Adel Ab and Adel Al, were arrested in the spring of this year. Germany has charged them with "spying for the Libyan intelligence service between August 2007 and May 13, 2010, the day of their arrest here in Germany," said Robert Baeuml, a spokesman for the Berlin justice authorities. Baeuml said the spying was "on a personal level" and "there was no technical eavesdropping involved". "There were attempts to contact opposition members through personal contacts and gaining their trust in order to gather information," he said. [Aljazeera] More
Tuesday, 28 September, 2010: A senior Korean lawmaker and brother of President Lee Myung-bak is considering visiting Libya this week, a source said yesterday, a trip that could help defuse a diplomatic row plaguing relations between the two countries for months. Representative Lee Sang-deuk of the ruling Grand National Party is considering the visit to attend the dedication ceremony for a Korean-built hotel in Libya, the source said on the condition of anonymity. But widespread views are that Lee could also meet with Libyan officials in an effort to resolve the dispute that was touched off over alleged espionage by a Korean intelligence agent. The lawmaker was expected to depart yesterday if he decided to go, the source said. [Joon Gang Daily] More
Tuesday, 28 September, 2010: WASHINGTON - A key US Senate panel will hold a long-awaited hearing Wednesday on the controversial release of the Lockerbie bomber, the lawmaker scheduled to chair the session announced Monday. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee "will focus on the circumstances surrounding the terrorist's release, including possible influence of commercial interests," according to the office of Democratic Senator Robert Menendez. In August 2009, Scotland's devolved government released Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi -- the only man convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing -- on compassionate grounds after he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and was thought to have just three months to live. But Megrahi, convicted over the downing of the Pan Am jumbo jet which killed 270 people, most of them US nationals, is still alive in Libya, sparking fury among Americans who believe he should never have been released. [AFP] More
د. خالد المبروك الناجح : التعليم بين تطوير معلن وتدهور ملموس

جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : رسالة مناشدة واستغاثة

Ghoma : Approaches to Development (9)

نبيلة منيدر : مدير الأمن العام بالجفارة والقليل جداً من عاره..!

صلاح الحداد : ألسنة اللهب (12)

سليم الرقعي : الطريق إلى الديموقراطية في ليبيا

عبيد أحمد الرقيق : "رشادة المس".. قصة واقعية

عبد السلام الزغيبي : الاستبداد.. دخل بيتنا وأستقر فيه!

Monday, 27 September, 2010: MILAN - The ouster of Alessandro Profumo from the top post at Unicredit this week has sparked concern about future governance at Italy's largest bank as other shake-ups rattle the European banking world. Profumo's dramatic exit following a shareholder rebellion over Libya's growing stake in the bank rocked Italy's financial elite and weighed down Unicredit's share price at a time when the country's economy is being scrutinised by investors because of its high debt levels. Profumo, who oversaw a major international expansion by the bank in central and eastern Europe, resigned late on Tuesday after losing a shareholder confidence vote during a four-hour board meeting. [AFP] More
Monday, 27 September, 2010: Tripoli - The case of Swiss businessman Max Goldi made headlines worldwide when he spent months in a Libyan jail, a bystander in a controversy between Libya's ruling Gaddafi family and Switzerland. What worries Western foreigners working in Libya is that his case is not so unusual. Most worry that one day they might wake up and find themselves at the centre of an international tussle that has nothing to do with them. Goldi was put on trial in 2008 for alleged visa offences. This happened just after Swiss police had temporarily arrested Hannibal Gaddafi, the son of Libayn ruler Moamer Gaddafi, on suspicion of abusing his housekeeping staff. [M&C] More
Monday, 27 September, 2010: Vodafone has announced that its data roaming service has now been extended to Libya, after it reached an agreement with Libyan operator Al Madar. Vodafone prepaid and postpaid customers travelling to Libya can now access data on their smartphones or Vodafone Internet Key starting at €1.75 per MB on a postpaid plan. “The demand for accessing data services from persons travelling to, and doing business with Libya, has increased,” said Alexandre Froment-Curtil, Head of Marketing at Vodafone Malta Ltd. “We have added Libya to our portfolio to enable our customers to use email, browse the internet and network on social sites from their Vodafone Internet Key, BlackBerry® smartphones, iPhone or any other smartphone.” [Gozo News] More
Monday, 27 September, 2010: THE Lockerbie bomber’s doctors are trying to cure his cancer, we can reveal. Senior government sources have told the Sunday Mail that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s treatment was now focused on “cure rather than containment”. His family said yesterday that he believes he will live to see his name cleared for the 1988 attack on Pan Am Flight 103 above Lockerbie which killed 270 people. The former Libyan intelligence officer is now splitting his time between his home in the capital Tripoli’s New Damascus suburb and the Tripoli Medical Centre. A Libyan government source said: “He has amazed everyone with his recovery but is now spending more time in hospital. [Daily Record] More
Monday, 27 September, 2010: They are two men from wildly different backgrounds - but they share the most extraordinary bond. Dr Jim Swire last week came face to face with Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of killing 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing in 1988. Jim's daughter Flora was one of the victims, killed the day before her 24th birthday - but, instead of feeling hatred and anger, he embraced Megrahi. "We are friends," says Jim, 74. "I believe he is the 271st victim of Lockerbie. We know enough about the other to be confident to know we're trying to achieve the same thing - a re-examination of the verdict." Megrahi, 58, was convicted of mass murder and jailed for life in 2001. But last cancer, he was released on compassionate grounds. Jim, who heard all the evidence at Megrahi's trial, is convinced he's innocent. [Mirror] More
Monday, 27 September, 2010: The FBI has launched an investigation into the "Here you have" worm, which disrupted corporate e-mail systems in the U.S. two weeks ago. Representatives from the FBI's Miami field office spoke with IDG News Service this week seeking information on the hacker behind the worm. A hacker using the name Iraq Resistance has exchanged a number of e-mails with IDG over the past two weeks discussing the incident. The Next Generation is the Smart Generation: Download now "Here you have" was a big deal in North America, temporarily gumming up e-mail systems in large organizations such as Disney, Proctor & Gamble and NASA. On the day it was unleashed it accounted for between 6 percent and 14 percent of all spam on the Internet, according to Cisco Systems. Iraq Resistance has never revealed his (or her) identity, but there are a few clues. [Linux World] More
ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : ملاحم الجهاد الوطني الليبي (3)

بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (733)

أبوعلي : لقطات من اعتصام التضامن مع أهالي شهداء سجن أبوسليم ـ برمنجهام ـ 25-9-2010

هشام بن غلبون : وقفة التضامن العشرون مع أهالي شهداء مجزرة بوسليم ـ مانشستر ـ 25-9-2010

عمر الهوني : وقفة تضامنية مع أسر مذبحة سجن بوسليم ـ لندن ـ 25ـ9ـ2010

الحرّة : لقاء مع الصحفية الليبية هدى السراري

علي الخليفي : مساءُ الوجع يا وطن

الباكور : ( سالم العالم : بنغازي أمّي )

Sunday, 26 September, 2010: Simon Kwabena Nketia has escaped from what he describes as the iron hands of the Libyan security, through whom several people have lost their lives. Nketia, who sneaked into a Togolese-government sponsored flight with his cousin at dawn a fortnight ago, said as at the time of his escape, several Ghanaians were languishing in Libyan jail under excruciating conditions. Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo, he said, had at least sent two flights each for their nationals in Libyan jail, but there had not been any flight or arrangement to the effect of rescuing Ghanaians, some of whom had spent more than a year in the camp. [Peace FM Online] More
Sunday, 26 September, 2010: SINGAPORE : Libya may set up a trade office in Singapore soon. This was discussed between the President of the Ghaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, Dr Saif Al-Islam Al-Ghaddafi, and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong during their meeting at the Istana on Saturday. Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Zainul Abidin Rasheed and Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Education S Iswaran were also present. A statement from the Foreign Ministry said Mr Goh and Dr Saif expressed satisfaction with the progress achieved in bilateral cooperation. They also re-affirmed the mutual commitment to further enhance economic cooperation and share experiences in areas of mutual interest. [Channel News Asia] More
Sunday, 26 September, 2010: LIBYAN ambassador Khalifa Omar Swiexi has said his country and Zambia are working towards enhancing and developing economic and trade relations through investments in communication and tourism. And local government and housing minister Dr Eustarckio Kazonga has said it would be important for Zambia and Libya to ensure that continental unity was preserved at all times in collective march towards political and economic integration. Speaking at the 41st anniversary of the September 1st Revolution or Libyan day in Lusaka on Thursday, Ambassador Swiexi commended Zambia’s past presidents and President Rupiah Banda for deepening the Libya-Zambia relationship. [Post Zambia] More
تعازي إلى آل المؤدب

مراد : من فضائح الاسلاميين : إمام ليبي ـ شيخ ـ حافظ القرآن ـ يتعرّى أمام طفلة وهو صائم

محمد الحداد : حقيقة موضوع : إمام دين قيادي ليبي يتعرّى أمام فتاة

فرج الفاخري : أكاذيب سليم نصر الرقعي تحت مجهر الحقيقة (1)

مصعب أبوزيد : من هو خليفة حنيش؟

المحمودي : الفتح الإسلامي "لليبيا".. حقائق وأكاذيب (4)

محمد الجهمي : مجلس حقوق الإنسان ـ الدورة 15 : بيان

د. علي محمد الصلابي : فقه القدوم على الله تعالى (17)

أسامة عبدالله : رداً على مقالة أروقة جمعية الكفيف

سالم بن عمار : احذر المكالمات الدولية .. لا ترد عليها!

Saturday, 25 September, 2010: Homeless Palestinians in the Gaza Strip would soon get money enough to build 1,250 houses with Libya 's funding, an official with a UN humanitarian agency said Thursday. Libya granted five million U.S. dollars to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and each of the 1250 family would get 10,000 dollars to start building their homes which were destroyed in Israel's military operation in Dec. 2009, Adnan Abu Hassna, a spokesman for UNRWA said. The Libyan grant is part of an undeclared compromise between Israel, Libya and Egypt, reached after Israeli navy stopped a Gaza- bound Libyan aid ship, chartered by the Gadhafi foundation. [People Daily] More
Saturday, 25 September, 2010: KARACHI, Sept 24 (APP): Pakistan players produced their best when they routed strong Libyan team 4-0 to chalk out their second win in third round of 39th Chess Olympiad in Khanty Mansiyk (Russia) on Thursday. Pakistan quartet led by International Master Mahmood Lodhi, Aamir Karim, Wasim Akram and Tanvir Gilani forced their opponents to resign with their tactical and cerebral play. Mahmood Lodhi beat Ghattour Mosab, Aamir overpowered Shahrani Ibrahim, Wasim defeated El Sabri and Tanvir edged past Naser Khalid. [APP] More
ياسمين سالم : الشاعرة نجاح المساعيد.. وزوجها وليد السيد قذاف الدم

الجزيرة نت : جدل بعد الاعتداء على صحفي ليبي

يونس الهمالي بنينه : الحامية التركية تدعو إلى حمل السلاح ضد العدو

   د. سيبتموس : إعلان عن فتح غرفة طبية على البالتوك

موحمد ؤمادي : الليبيون الأولون (قرزة)

السنوسي بلاله : الشكل السياسي .. والعبث (3)

عطية صالح الأوجلي : تأملات في المجتمع المدني

ايراسا : عيسى عبد القيوم على جسر المغتربيـن

Friday, 24 September, 2010: TRIPOLI - A Canadian held since mid-September in Libya where he was suspected of industrial espionage on behalf of the United States has left the country, a local newspaper reported on Thursday. "The Canadian citizen Douglas Oriali left Libya on Wednesday afternoon," Oea said on its website. Oriali, who also has Australian and Irish citizenship, was arrested at Tripoli airport in mid-September, just before he was due to leave the country, for security reasons, the newspaper earlier reported. He was suspected of working with US intelligence "to gather information aiming to ensure the failure of a drilling project off the Libyan coast by Britain's BP," Oea had said. The Canadian foreign ministry told AFP on Monday that Ottawa was "aware" of Oriali's situation and that "the Canadian mission in Tripoli was working with local officials in order to get more information." [AFP] More
Friday, 24 September, 2010: ALGIERS (Reuters) - Libya's government said on Thursday it had given Hess a five-year extension on its exploration and production license off Libya's coast. The license is for Area 54, about 480 km (300 miles) off the Libyan coast in the Sirte basin, where the company discovered hydrocarbons in 2008 on the Arous Al-Bahar prospect. Hess acquired the license in 2005. A statement posted on the Libyan government's Internet site said the license had been extended to allow Hess "to carry out appraisal operations ... and carry out an additional exploration programme". The statement did not give any details on the terms of the extended license or how much Hess paid for it. Hess and other U.S. firms including Occidental, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips were earlier this year warned by the Libyan authorities their interests could be jeopardised by a diplomatic row between Washington and Tripoli. [The Africa Report] More
Friday, 24 September, 2010: A Libyan imam has been jailed in Britain after indecently exposing himself twice in a park - including to a 12-year-old girl. Abrahim Ghait, who was invited to Britain to celebrate Ramadan, exposed himself to a 28-year-old woman as she made her way home from the gym. Three days later he repeated the offence in front of a 12-year-old girl - telling her his genitalia was named 'Lexie'. Ghait is famous in the Muslim world for memorising the Koran by the age of 17. Yesterday he pleaded guilty to two charges under the Sexual Offences Act of exposing his genitals with the intention that someone would see them and be caused alarm or distress. Magistrates jailed him for six weeks on each charge, to serve side-by-side, and placed him on the Sex Offenders' Register for seven years. [Daily Mail] More
Friday, 24 September, 2010: UK airline BMI is to launch a daily service from London to Tripoli from 1 December 2010, it said yesterday, in a possible sign of thawing UK/Libyan relations Until now British Airways was the only UK airline to operate a route to Libya, with flights to Tripoli beginning in1999. BMI will operate flights from?Heathrow with the first seats available to book from today. Libya is keen to expand its tourism market as the country attempts to rehabilitate its international reputation following the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988, which killed all 243 passengers. However, relations have been strained over the last year following the release by the Scottish government of the only man ever convicted of the bombing, Abdelbaset al Megrahi, on compassionate grounds. [Cityam] More
محمّد قدري الخوجة : العقيد خليفة حفتر (11)

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

   أحمد عامر : عودة شيخين حقيرين آخرين إلى حظيرة الخنزير القذافي

محمد بن احميدة : ألمانيا : اعتقال بتهمة التجسس

إبراهيم قويدر : السجين والسجان

LLHR: Open Letter to the President of the Fifteenth Session Of the UNHRC

الرابطة الليبية : رسالة مفتوحة الى رئيس الدورة الخامسة عشر لمجلس حقوق الإنسان

   أبو عبدالرحمن : صرخة من مدينة سرت المغتصبة

د. الهادي شلوف : السامية ومعاداة السامية بين احتكار اليهود و حق العرب فيها

Thursday, 23 September, 2010: The ouster of UniCredit SpA Chief Executive Alessandro Profumo after his courtship of Libyan investment shows the growing sensitivity in Italy to its former colony's involvement in the Italian economy. Alessandro Profumo resigned Tuesday after years of feuding with UniCredit shareholders over a variety of issues. But the trigger for his departure was his defense of the Libyan investors in Italy's largest bank who supported his decisions as CEO which appeared to strengthen his control over UniCredit. Libyan institutions now hold 7.6% of UniCredit's shares. Though tighter business relations have improved Libya's standing in Italy, Mr. Profumo appears to have underestimated the public's lingering doubts over the former pariah state. Such concerns were eventually used by politicians and shareholders to undercut support for him at the bank, analysts say. [Wall Street Journal] More
Thursday, 23 September, 2010: This autumn, closing the 21st century's first decade, may shed some light on the looming changes of government in North Korea and Egypt. Both in the "Land of the Morning Calm," as the Koreans affectionately call their country, and in the Land of the Pyramids, the incumbent rulers are in poor health and are looking for potential successors. In Pyongyang the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, has allegedly designated his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, as his heir apparent. And Hosni Mubarak's youngest son, Gamal, is tipped as the most likely successor to the 82-year-old Egyptian president. Hosni Mubarak is a political old-timer. The Republic of Egypt's fourth president, he has been in office since 1981. The year 2011, when the next presidential election is due to take place, will mark three decades of his rule. By comparison, Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev served for eighteen years while China's Mao was at the helm for twenty-seven years. [Rian] More
Thursday, 23 September, 2010: Unless divinity intervenes, eight Ghanaian nationals who were convicted of murder in 2008, under bizarre circumstances in Libya and currently languishing in jail at the Kofiya Rehabilitation facility in Benghazi - a major city in Libya - will have to say their final prayers, for they are billed to come face-to-face with the icy hands of death by firing squad any time soon. Information reaching The New Crusading Guide indicates that the eight, Kofi Boateng; Alhaji Suleman Mohammed; Mustapha Mohammed; Kofi Nti,33; Kojo Money; Kwabena Kankam, 47 (also known in Ghana as Mustapha Mohammed Abubakar) and Stanley Nai, have been on death row over a crime their lawyers do not mince words in professing their innocence. [Joy] More
Thursday, 23 September, 2010: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a 30-minute meeting with her Libyan counterpart in New York on Tuesday, but she did not bring up the case of Lockerbie bombing convict Abdel Baset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley confirmed on Tuesday evening that Clinton did not mention Megrahi during what he described as “a relatively brief meeting” with Foreign Minister Mussa Kussa. Instead, the meeting, held in Clinton’s hotel on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, dealt with the situation in Sudan, the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and Libya’s “desire for broader relations,” he told reporters. [CNS] More
الساطور : اكتوير       ياسمين سالم : سيف الغد

   ولي أمر : المدرسة الليبية بليفربول     نشطاء : إعلان عن إعتصامات ضحايا أكتوبر

ياسين بوسيف ياسين : ضريح شيخ الشهداء

ليبي طايرتله : شرّ البليّة ما يُضحك : الليبيون في مانشستر يتظاهرون بدون سراويل

أحد الأسرى : إستفسار .. الأمر المحير هو عدم وجود إسم العقيد خليفه حفتر ضمن أسماء الضباط المطرودين

آل البيجو : شكر على تعازي

المؤتمر الوطني للمعارضة الليبيّة : حملة ابعاد وانهاء خدمات في صفوف ضباط القوات المسلحة

ليبيون : نداء.. من أجل الحفاظ على ذكرى الرمز

Wednesday, 22 September, 2010: A Canadian citizen who was briefly implicated in a supposed spy scandal was allowed to leave Libya late on Tuesday. “We have been informed that there are no further restrictions preventing [Douglas] O'Reilly from leaving the country,” Catherine Loubier, a spokeswoman for Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, said in an emailed statement. It wasn’t immediately clear when Mr. O’Reilly would leave Tripoli. Earlier, Canadian diplomats had said only that an unnamed citizen was being “prevented” from leaving Libya, and being made to stay in his Tripoli hotel room while local authorities pursued an espionage investigation. According to an article published in the Libyan newspaper Oea, a Canadian named “Douglas Oriali” – the name was apparently mistranslated – had been placed under surveillance by Libyan authorities who didn’t believe his claims he was a simple touring archaeologist concerned about a new British Petroleum offshore rig. [The Globe and Mail] More
Wednesday, 22 September, 2010: Google Inc. was asked by Brazilian officials to remove content from the Web 398 times in the first half of the year, the most by a government, according to a report published today by the Internet-search company. Brazil’s requests were more than double the total from Libya, which came in second with 149. The U.S. and Germany followed with 128 and 124 requests, respectively, Google said in its second report on government transparency, which lists 35 countries that make such demands. Google, owner of the world’s largest search engine, aims to share information about its dealings with foreign governments in order to promote free expression and competition in emerging Internet markets. Mountain View, California-based Google closed its search engine in China earlier this year after clashing with the country over censorship. Users in China are now redirected to its Hong Kong site. [Bloomberg] More
Wednesday, 22 September, 2010: Gaza, September 21, (Pal Telegraph) The Libyan Civil Mission to Support the Palestinian People is preparing to conduct a convoy holding the title of "Jerusalem 5" heading to the Gaza Strip in conjunction with the launch of the British aid convoy "Lifeline" which will be led by British MP George Galloway heading to Gaza early next month. Libyan site “Libya 24” quoted bin Othman saying: "The ‘Jerusalem 5’ will be launched from Britain towards Palestine to the besieged Gaza Strip through Latakia and Tripoli / Libya, stressing that the coordination in this regard is going on with the concerned authorities of the British convoy and the British Association. He added that many of Arab and North African parliamentary characters would be among the members of the convoy. [Palestine Telegraph] More
Wednesday, 22 September, 2010: Initial plans have been approved for Edward Cullinan Architects' (ECA) pioneering masterplan for a zero carbon town in the heart of Libya's eastern Green Mountain region - al Jabal al Akhdar. Commissioned by the Organisation for Development and Administration Centres (ODAC) and the Libyan Company for Planning and Urban Development (LCPUD), this development is the first of its type in the Middle East and North Africa. ECA said in a press release that they are collaborating with local practices, Libyan Engineering Office (LEO) and Al Mada. Shahat Garden City - Madinat Hadaek Shahat - is located in the renowned Green Mountain region in eastern Libya, only a few kilometres south of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient city of Cyrene. Emphasising the connection to the existing town of Shahat with carefully planned road links, the new, mixed-use development will create homes for 60,000 people over the 1500-hectare site. [Tripoli Post] More
Wednesday, 22 September, 2010: Sept. 21: Over 85 construction workers from the backward Ramanathapuram district are reportedly slogging and facing severe hardships as bonded labourers at Samno, in Libya. Led by A. Gopi Kannan of Allimadurai, who said he managed to escape from Libya, the relatives of the other labourers have sought the state’s immediate intervention to rescue those being subjected to harassment in the alien land. They petitioned collector T.N. Hariharan at the grievance day meeting on Monday and furnished the list of the bonded labourers. Mr Kannan told the collector that he paid `1.5 lakh to a Madurai-based lawyer, who doubled as an agent, to obtain the overseas job. Though he was promised a monthly salary of Rs 20,000, his employers refused to pay the amount even after two months, he claimed. He said the workers were provided only little food and salt water in the camp. However, after falling ill, he made good his escape with the air ticket sent by his parents. [Deccan Chronicle] More
Wednesday, 22 September, 2010: ISLAMABAD, S (SANA): As a gesture of goodwill and sharing in this hour of need, the Government of brotherly country of Libya provided 450 tons of food items including rice, pulses, milk and clean bottled drinking water. The Libyan Ambassador to Pakistan HE Ibrahim Al-Abid Mukhtar handed over the consignment to Member Administration & Finance, NDMA, Mr. Ahmed Kamal in a brief ceremony at Rawat. Speaking on the occasion, HE Ibrahim Al-Abid Mukhtar lauded the unflinching commitment of NDMA with the fast track and timely provision of relief and rescue activities to the multitude of populace affected by the unprecedented floods. He assured Mr. Ahmed Kamal of the continued support of his country in dealing with the aftermath of this calamity. [Sana News] More
Wednesday, 22 September, 2010: Decorated British Fireman, Ian Garbett (now retired), has been instrumental in the training of both Libyans and expatriates in up-to-date small fire fighting techniques. Ian has over 12 years experience in the British Fire Service, and has received specific commendations for his work, including an award for saving the lives of three children from the second floor of a burning house. Ian is a part of the ERS MENAS team, operating in Libya to provide emergency services training to both local and international companies. Recently, Ian and the ERS MENAS team facilitated a fire warden training course at their training facilities in Regatta, and at their fire grounds in Janzour. Participants were taught both the theory and the practice of using a range of fire extinguishing techniques, including fire blankets, and a range of high-pressure extinguishers. [Tripoli Post] More
Wednesday, 22 September, 2010: The Libyan economy is heavily dependent on the hydrocarbon industry which, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), accounted for over 95 percent of export earnings and an estimated 80 percent of fiscal revenues in 2008 – preliminary 2009 data and short-term forecasts indicate that these figures will remain relatively stable through 2014. According to the Oil and Gas Journal (OGJ), Libya holds around 44 billion barrels of oil reserves, the largest in Africa, and slightly over 54 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas reserves. In 2009, total oil production (crude plus liquids) was approximately 1.8 million barrels per day (bbl/d). The Libyan government plans to increase its oil reserves, production capacity, and further develop the natural gas sector in the medium-term as the country continues to recover from over a decade of U.S. and international sanctions. The United Nations and the United States lifted sanctions on Libya in 2003 and 2004, respectively. In 2006, the United States rescinded Libya’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. Since then, international oil companies have stepped up investments in hydrocarbon exploration and production despite some degree of regulatory uncertainty. [EurAsia Review] More
UN Watch: Libyan Dissident Asks UN: "Why is Qaddafi on the Human Rights Council?"

ابراهيم سالم بوكر : ليبيا وطننا وفهم القران     عبدالقادر الشلماني : لماذا الكذب يا أخ / ع.م ؟   

د. جبريل العبيدي : المصحف للقراءة وليس الحرق

مدرّس : أنقذوا المدارس الليبية ببريطانيا     عبدالرحمن محمد : فقط الإنصاف.. يا زايدي

د. مصطفى الزائدي : تلك هي مجتمعات اللقطاء

ل. ل. : باب الحارة الجزء 6 (المدرسة الليبية بيبنانج ـ ماليزيا)

سهى محمود : حقيقة جمعية الكفيف ـ بنغازي     أبو العتاهية الليبي : الدين واللادين

صلاح الحداد : ألسنة اللهب (11)

علي الخليفي : حرق القرآن .. ألم يُحرق القرآن بعد؟

إبراهيم عمّيش : تراتيل الشاعر الذى أعياه الصمت .. السنوسى حبيب

السنوسي بلاله : الشكل السياسي .. والعبث (2)

Tuesday, 21 September, 2010: Unicredit has called a board meeting for Thursday following complaints about Libya's increased stake in Italy's largest bank. The Libyan Investment Authority increased its stake in the bank from 2.075 percent to 2.594 percent as of Aug. 31, according to filings published Monday by Italy stock market regulator Consob. In addition, Libya's Central Bank has a 4.613 percent stake, meaning Libyan investors have some 7.2 percent. Some politicians of the Northern League, which is a key ally in Premier Silvio Berlusconi's government, have voiced concern about management decisions concerning the Libyans and focused their criticism on CEO Alessandro Profumo. News agency ANSA says Unicredit has called a board meeting to discuss management at the bank. [Businessweek] More
Tuesday, 21 September, 2010: The father of a woman who died in the Lockerbie bombings has travelled to Libya to visit the man convicted of the terrorist attack. Jim Swire, a Briton, spent an hour with Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, the man convicted of helping to bring down Pan Am flight 103, in the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. Swire’s 23-year-old daughter Flora was among the 270 victims of the bombing, yet Swire remains convinced of Al Megrahi’s innocence. Al Megrahi served eight years of a 20-year sentence, and was released on compassionate grounds last year after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and given only months to live. Swire met him last weekend in a hospital ward in Tripoli, where he is undergoing treatment for his cancer. “I was very relieved to see him as well as he was. He is a very sick man. [The Epoch Times] More
Tuesday, 21 September, 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 US 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 Oriali on arrival said he was an archaeologist visiting Libya as a tourist. Oriali was placed under surveillance, the official said, adding he was then prevented from leaving the country after "contacts with a US diplomat in Libya who is suspected of being an intelligence agent." The Canadian embassy, contacted by AFP, refused to comment. [AFP] More
Tuesday, 21 September, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - A group of US travel and tourist companies and agencies will in October hold their first tourist trip to Libya for the season 2010-2011 under the theme: 'Libya, the sand of times'. The Libyan daily, Oya, said Monday on its electronic site, that the 16-day trip would feature visits to the Roman sites of Sabratha (80 km west of Tripoli) and Leptis (120 km east of Tripoli), as well as the old city of Ghadames, an oasis in the middle of the desert, located in the western part of the country along the borders with Algeria. According to Oya, a large number of directors of travel companies and agencies in the US were convinced that tourism in Libya would attract a large American audience, especially since all restrictions imposed by the Libyan government on the issuance of visas were lifted after a framework agreement on trade and investment was signed between Tripoli and Washington. [Afriquejet] More
Tuesday, 21 September, 2010: Turkey’s “zero problems, maximum trade” with neighbors foreign policy has been put into practice by businessmen in Libya. One of those businessmen is Erman Ilıcak, the president of Renaissance Construction - Turkey’s second largest building contractor. Ilıcak launched a project to build Africa’s largest shopping mall - Zümrüt - in Tripoli recently. The construction, which is still underway, is taking place on an area of 280,000 square meters and is expected to be finished in 2011. Ilıcak says Turkey’s new foreign policy has turned not only Libya, but also Syria, Egypt and Russia into huge markets for Turkish entrepreneurs. As a consequence of its re-energized relations with neighbors, Turkey removed visa requirements to a number of countries in its close vicinity. [Today's Zaman] More
Tuesday, 21 September, 2010: There have been plenty of fishing disputes between Italy and Libya over the past few years. But until a week ago, none had resulted in a dramatic chase across the Mediterranean and an Italian trawler being sprayed with bullets. The incident, which dominated Italian news in the days that followed, has led to a round of questions about Italy's increasingly close relationship with Libya. It is also the most recent example of the risks European countries face as they try to consolidate ties with Libya, viewed just over a decade ago as a rogue state. The details of the clash on 13 September remain murky, but the Italian boat's captain has described the crew diving for cover as bullets rained down. "It could have been a massacre, but luckily we got away," he said. [BBC]
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رفيق : هل القرآن الذي بين أيدينا تنقصه بعض السور؟

رابطة الليبيين في واشنطن لمؤازرة أهالي شهداء بوسليم : صور اعتصام واشنطن 18ـ9ـ2010

عمر الهوني : وقفة تضامنية مع أسر مذبحة سجن بوسليم ـ لندن ـ 18ـ9ـ2010

عمر الهوني : صور اعتصام الحق الامازيغي الليبي ـ لندن - 18ـ9ـ2010

عبدالمنصف البورى : عندما يتم كسر حاجز الخوف

عطية صالح الأوجلي : محطات

Monday, 20 September, 2010: GENEVA - A Swiss soldier entered Libya on a covert mission in 2009 to make plans to whisk across the border two Swiss citizens prevented from leaving the north African country, a newspaper reported Sunday. Three such military plans were studied between November 2008 and May 2009, including one that may have involved the help of a Bedouin tribe, the Swiss weekly NZZ am Sonntag said, citing a confidential foreign ministry memo. During planning for the third one, a member of a special forces reconnaissance unit, AAD-10, "entered Libyan soil" travelling "as a civilian, unarmed and with a valid visa," it added. That "exploratory" mission, which never went further, came three months after another plan was called off because of intelligence indicating that Libya had got wind of a possible bid to free the Swiss duo. [AFP] More
Monday, 20 September, 2010: TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's two state-owned airlines, which have been spending millions of dollars expanding their fleets, hope to win government approval next month to merge, the head of the carriers' parent company told Reuters. Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways have been in negotiations about a merger for several years but the plan has been repeatedly delayed. "The decision will be announced by around mid-October ... Afriqiyah and Libyan Airlines will be one company," Sabri Shadi, chairman of the Libyan African Aviation Holding Company (LAAHC), told Reuters in an interview. He said the management of both airlines had agreed to the merger and the last remaining hurdle was approval from the Libyan government. "This decision will give us a strong company, a lot of aircraft, help us provide a good service. [Reuters] More
Monday, 20 September, 2010: The Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing and a victim’s father have accused a Maltese witness at the centre of the probe of “betraying a fellow human being for money”. Jim Swire, whose daughter Flora was killed in the 1988 bombing of the Pan Am aircraft, spoke exclusively to The Sunday Times just days after meeting Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi, who was convicted of killing 259 people on board and 11 on the ground. The two men met in Tripoli last Tuesday where they discussed, among other issues, Tony Gauci, the owner of a shop in Sliema who claimed he had identified Mr Al-Megrahi as the man who had bought clothes from him that were later found wrapped around the bomb. His testimony led to the imprisonment of Mr Al-Megrahi, until the Libyan was controversially released a year ago on compassionate grounds. [Times of Malta] More
Monday, 20 September, 2010: The owners of ten fishing boats from the Borg Megheizel village in Kafr al-Sheikh urged President Mubarak to pressure his Libyan counterpart, Muammar Qaddafi, to return their seized boats. Libya has held most of the boats for nine months. Some of the vessels, however, have been in Libyan custody for three years, according to the fishermen. Two boat owners claim the Libyan coast guard fired on their vessels and sank them. The fishermen are demanding compensation. The Egyptians said they were on their regular fishing route when their boats drifted to the Libyan coast, at which point they were apprehended by Libyan authorities. Seventy Egyptian fishermen are detained in Libyan prisons today in addition to the ten seized boats. Boat owner Essam al-Shami said his vessel has been held in Libya’s Benghazi Port since 29 March. [Almasry Alyoum] More
Monday, 20 September, 2010: The chairperson of a leading Turkish holding said on Sunday that his company would soon bring Turkish retailers to Libya. Chairperson Erman Ilicak of Turkey's Ronesans Holding briefed a group of Turkish reporters on his company's projects in Libya during a visit to the construction site of a shopping mall in Tripoli on Sunday. Ilicak said Ronesans Holding had a partnership with the state-run Libyan Investment and Development Corporation "Lidco" and it had undertaken several projects in 6 Libyan cities worth nearly 2 billion USD. Describing Libya as one of the biggest markets for Turkish contractors, Ilicak said almost 200 Turkish firms operated in Libya currently and projects carried out by Turkish contractors constituted nearly 70 percent of the total business in the country's construction sector. Ilicak said 45 billion USD would be allocated for infrastructure investments in Libya in the next 10 years, adding Turkish contractors could earn 3-4 billion USD from these investments every year. [World Bulletin] More
Monday, 20 September, 2010: Ahlul Bayt News Agency ; Organized by the country’s Awqaf and Zakat Affairs Department, the competition will kick off on Monday, September 20. 140 Quran memorizers from 73 Muslim and non-Muslim countries will attend the international event, according to head of the department’s office for Quranic activities. He said the contest would be held in morning and evening sessions continuing until September 26. On the sidelines of the competition various cultural and religious programs have been planned, he went on to say. They include delivering lectures in mosques by prominent Libyan scholars and preachers as well as mounting an exhibition of religious books published in Libya. [Abna] More
علي عمر التكبالي : تعالوا معي إلى أمريكا

الساطور : إستياء في ليبيا .. باستثناء بقايا كمشة عاكف امسيك!

أبوعلي : لقطات من اعتصام التضامن مع أهالي شهداء سجن أبوسليم ـ برمنجهام ـ 18-9-2010

الراية : وقفة تضامنية مع أهالي شهداء ابوسليم ـ دبلن ـ ايرلندا ـ 18-9-2010

هشام بن غلبون : وقفة التضامن التاسعة عشر مع أهالي شهداء مجزرة بوسليم ـ مانشستر ـ 18-9-2010

القبس : عائشة .. بنت أبيها

دي برس : إستياء في ليبيا من برج تجاري فوق ضريح "المختار"

أ. ب. ج. : على رسلك يا شيخ ونيس المبروك الفسيي

عيسى عبدالقيوم : يحدث فى أمريكا أيضاً

سالم بن عمار : جمعت الكذب مع الجبن فيا لك من خاسر!

فتحي بن خليفة : نعيق البوم .. نباح كلاب

Sunday, 19 September, 2010: A passionate admirer of Libyan president, Muammar Gadaffi, Mr. Evans Macharia of Kenya is set to publish a book about the Libyan leader. The book is titled, ‘The Gadaffi book of wisdom.’ According to Mr. Macharia, the book will be a collection of intelligent quotations from the Libyan leader on subjects bordering on politics, business, religion, women and life. “It is going to be something of a collection of Muammar Gaddafi’s wisest thought,” Macharia said. Speaking on why he decided to write ‘The Gadaffi book of wisdom’, Evans said that, “Muammar Gaddafi is actually a role model for Africa, and he is one of the best African leaders of all time. Many people may consider his ways unorthodox, but he means nothing but good for Africa. Gaddafi is the one who came up with the idea of a United States of Africa. [FPRD] More
Sunday, 19 September, 2010: A small Libyan ship has been escorted to Malta after having been allegedly involved in an unusual case of hijacking last night. The crew of the refrigeration ship Benghazi II had claimed in a radio message that the ship was being taken over by 16 passengers, of various nationalities, who were on board. The ship was just outside Maltese territorial waters at the time. The AFM said it deployed the Maritime Squadron's Rapid Deployment Team on board a patrol boat. After approaching the 20-metre vessel the on-scene commander successfully negotiated the disembarkation of the passengers. The AFM unit boarded and secured the vessel and released the captain and the two members of his crew from the engine room. The ship was escorted to Malta by two AFM patrol craft and all passengers and crew were handed over to the police for questioning. [Times of Malta] More
Sunday, 19 September, 2010: The Six-Day War of 1967 was the second Arab attempt to destroy Israel. In 1948, five Arab armies had taken part in an invasion they imagined would lead to an easy victory. In 1967, two countries, Egypt and Syria, devised the plan of attack, and at the last moment persuaded King Hussein of Jordan to participate. As the attackers waited for what they hoped would be an auspicious moment, the war threats, especially those made by Egypt, incited a swift and violent upsurge in anti-Jewish hostility and violence throughout the Arab world. During the days leading up to the war, Jews living under Muslim rule were surrounded by war fever and anti-Israel denunciations. In the Libyan city of Tripoli, where 5,000 Jews were still living, religious radio broadcasts and the Friday sermons in mosques on June 2, 1967 were dominated by proclamations of jihad -- holy war -- against Israel. [National Post] More
تعازي إلى آل الصغير و قطيش     تعازي إلى آل نشنوش

تعازي إلى آل البيجو     تعازي إلى آل لنقي

ل. ل. : آخر التطورات في موضوع مدرسة بينانق في ماليزيا

الذبّاح : حرق القرأن لم يفسد العيد يا فوزي الحيران

واحد من سكرمنتو : السهم القاضي في الرد على المحمودي

بانوراما : حملة لإخراج ليبيا من مجلس حقوق الإنسان

UN Watch : Global NGO Campaign to Remove Libya from the UNHRC

محمد نور الدين : قتال مغتصب السلطة

إبراهيم قويدر : الحجاب المكشوف : ضعف الهمة والعزيمة

مسلمة : الرجاء التوقف عن نشر رسائل الملحدين

فوزي عبدالحميد : حمدي قنديل.. الجزاء من نفس العمل

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : ملاحم الجهاد الوطني الليبي (2)

ابراهيم صهّد : ما الذي جناه "قسيس ترهونه" على ليبيا؟!

نادي الباروني : العيد الوطني الخامس ومطالب الشباب

ابراهيم عمر : رسالة مفتوحة الى الأخ د. سيف الاسلام القذافي بخصوص محمد جبريل العرفي

Saturday, 18 September, 2010: Libya’s sovereign wealth fund has increased its stake in UniCredit, making it by far the largest shareholder in the Italian banking group and aggravating high emotions in Italy about a number of investments by Muammar Ghaddafi’s regime. The Libyan Investment Authority now holds a stake of 2.5 percent in Italy’s largest bank by assets, up from about 2 per cent, having made the purchase in July, according to several financial sources. This is in addition to the 4.9 per cent in the bank held by the Libyan Central Bank. Together, the stakes make Libya by far the largest shareholder in UniCredit, followed by the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi. Experts say the move may well add to political pressure on Alessandro Profumo. [Financial Times] More
Saturday, 18 September, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - Libya on Thursday commemorated the 79th anniversary of the hanging of the 'most senior martyr', Cheikh OmarMokhtar, hero of the Libyan national resistance against Italian colonisation. The Libyan martyr was hanged on 16 September 1931 in Seloug, his native locality, by Italian occupation forces, but his name has been engraved in gold in Libyan history. The Libyan general people's committee decreed Thursday a day of national mourning. Traffic was halted at midday for five minutes all over the country as a sign of mourning. The Libyan broadcasting media devoted their Thursday programmes to the broadcasting of documentaries on the Libyan Djihad led by Cheikh Omar Mokhtar against Italian occupation. [Afriquejet] More
Saturday, 18 September, 2010: An Austrian company has been contracted to get one of Libya’s most ambitious infrastructure projects back on track. Austrian Rail Engineering was assigned by the Libyan government to oversee and manage construction of hundreds of kilometres of motorways and railroads. Work started in 2006 but various problems slowed down its progress recently, according to a report by Austrian newspaper Kurier. Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi decided four years ago to spend 20 billion Euros on modernising the country in a bid to make it a more attractive location for foreign investors. David Bachmann, Austria’s trade commissioner in Libya, said today (Fri): "This is the biggest railway project in the world at the moment apart from activities in China." [Austrian Independent] More
Saturday, 18 September, 2010: Coach of Kuwait's men basketball team Faisal Buresly attributed the loss the team to Libya's national team in the 20th Arab Basketball Championship Friday evening to the injury of two key players. Abdulaziz Dhari was injured in the first quarter of the game while Saleh Al-Yousuf was injured shortly after the start of the second quarter, Buresly told KUNA. "The two players constitute the mainstay of the team; so their loss contributed to the loss of the team. "The other players did their utmost and offered a wonderful game but were unable to make up for the loss of the two teammates. None of them is to blame for the loss," he affirmed. "The Kuwaiti team had only a short time to prepare for the tourney. [Kuna] More
Saturday, 18 September, 2010: Libyan Airlines, part of the Libyan Aviation Holding Company, has taken delivery of its first new Airbus A320 aircraft from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. The new aircraft, the first of seven on order, will be equipped with On Air in-flight connectivity services allowing passengers to stay in touch with colleagues, family and friends while they travel. Powered by CFM engines the aircraft will be operated on domestic and regional routes from the airlines hub in Tripoli, Libya. The aircraft is fitted with several rows of convertible seats that enable the carrier to choose a variety of cabin configurations depending on their requirements. These range from the standard two class configuration with 32 business class seats and 108 economy class seats to an all economy cabin seating 156 passengers. [Webwire] More
Saturday, 18 September, 2010: Victims of Libyan-backed terrorism have been given a major boost with the prime minister throwing his weight behind their campaign for compensation. David Cameron's support has been welcomed by Lagan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson and other UK victims campaigners. In a letter last week to a survivor of the 1996 London Docklands bombing, the PM praised those affected for their "courage and determination" and said his government would "make sure the crimes of the past are dealt with correctly". The DUP MP described David Cameron's pledge as a "positive development". He said: "Of course it is important that the prime minister applies his pledge to the search for justice for those who lost loved ones as a result of terrorism in Northern Ireland. [Newsletter] More
يوسف الليبيانو : أمنية كل الليبيين

نور النساء : عن مدينة البيان الأول

موحمد ؤمادي : أماوال (نحو معجم أمازيغي ليبي)

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : ماذا يريد الجمهور؟

المحمودي : الفتح الإسلامي "لليبيا".. حقائق وأكاذيب (3)

سليم الرقعي : في ذكرى شيخ الشهداء

يونس الهمالي بنينه : المشاهد القميئة للحرب

الذكرى الـ79 لاستشهاد شيخ الشهداء عمر المختار

جمال الحاجي : لا للمسمى "سلطة الشعب" ولما يصدر عنها

Friday, 17 September, 2010: A global coalition of human rights groups is launching a campaign to remove Libya from the 47-member U.N. Human Rights Council. A coalition of 27 non-government human rights groups, joined by victims of Libyan human rights violations, are protesting the membership of what they call one of the world's worst human rights violators in the U.N. body that is supposed to uphold and protect the rights of people around the world. Human rights observers agree with Palestinian physician Ashraf El Hajouj who says that he and five Bulgarian nurses were framed, imprisoned and tortured in Libya for almost nine years on false charges of poisoning children with HIV. "Actually, we are the victims, the hidden victims of the Pan Am 103 [bombing over Lockerbie. [VOA News] More
Friday, 17 September, 2010: (Reuters) - The Italian government has asked Libya to clarify the nature of the stakes held by its sovereign wealth fund and central bank in Italy's biggest bank, UniCredit (CRDI.MI), but has so far received no answer, the Treasury said. The move adds pressure on Tripoli to show its hand after Italian market watchdog Consob and the Bank of Italy requested more information about the stakes, and some politicians voiced concern that Libya might raise its holdings even further. Libya's sovereign wealth fund took a 2.075 percent stake in UniCredit in late July, joining the Central Bank of Libya as a top shareholder. The two Libyan investors combined have a stake of just under 7 percent, and bank rules bar a shareholder from having a voting stake of more than 5 percent. [Reuters] More
Friday, 17 September, 2010: HOUSTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - A deepwater exploration well that Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N: Quote) drilled offshore Libya was not commercially viable, an executive said on Thursday. The well "ultimately proved to be unsuccessful," Andrew Swiger, a senior vice president at the Irving, Texas, company told the Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference. The project was first announced in 2009 was a collaboration between Exxon and Libya's National Oil Company. Shares of Exxon, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, fell 12 cents to $60.88 in afternoon trade on the New York Stock Exchange. [Reuters] More
Friday, 17 September, 2010: The South Korean ambassador in Libya has met with two South Koreans detained in the African country for allegedly breaking local religious laws, a foreign ministry official in Seoul said Thursday. According to the official, Ambassador Chang Dong-hee met with a missionary named Koo on Tuesday and then a farmer named Jeon the following day. “The Libyan government granted the meetings, and judicial procedures are expected to begin soon,” the official said. Diplomatic sources believe the two South Koreans will stand trial and will eventually be expelled from Libya. Koo was arrested in June for violating Libya’s religious laws, and Jeon was arrested in July for the same charge. Libya didn’t grant consular access to them until mid-August. [Joongang Daily] More
Friday, 17 September, 2010: The Prime Minister has written to Colonel Gaddafi to place further pressure on the Libyan leader to resolve the issue of the murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher in 1984. David Cameron wrote to Muammar Gaddafi in July over the stalled investigation into the shooting of PC Fletcher from inside the Libyan embassy more than 25 years ago, a debate in the House of Commons heard last week. The Prime Minister wrote to Colonel Gaddafi as part of a series of “intense representations” which resulted in a UK delegation visiting Tripoli in August. The debate was called by Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski, chairman of the all-party Parliamentary group on Libya, who said PC Fletcher’s killer must face justice in the UK. Mr Kawczynski also described a deal reportedly done with Libya in 2006, in which anyone charged with PC Fletcher’s death would face trial in Libya, as a “shoddy backroom deal”. He said: “You cannot face British justice in a Libyan court. It is simply impossible to face British justice in a court under British jurisdiction in Tripoli.” [Police Professional] More
Friday, 17 September, 2010: Benghazi, Libya - Ending its business Wednesday at 1276.54 points, the Libyan stock market closed trading down by 0.82 points, or 0.06% compared to Tuesday's trading. The overall value for transactions reached 122,491 Libyan dinars (1.280 Libyan dinars = US$ 1) mainly on the trade of 10,523 shares for 43 financial transactions. Transactions concerned the securities of Al-Wihda Bank, Al-Joumhouriya Bank, the National Commercial Bank, Cimenterie Al-Ahliya, the Libyan brokerage company and Libyan Insurance. Quotations from the banking sector reached 66.21% of the overall operations at the stock market as those on the sectors of industry and insurance recorded 14.69 and 10.54% respectively. [Afriquejet] More
Friday, 17 September, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - The Libyan committee for medical specialities will host a two-day workshop from 22 September on the quality and approval of health teaching institutions in Libya in collaboration with the country's national centre for quality and norms. The meeting, to be held within the framework of cooperation between Libya and the European Union (EU), will be supervised by the technical assistance and data sharing department of the EU Commission. It targets the secretaries of universities and faculties of medicine, the directors of training centers, the secretaries of scientific committees to the Libyan committee for medical specialities and the directors of quality units in universities of medicine in Libya. [Afriquejet] More
Friday, 17 September, 2010: British architects working in Libya have been warned to think “more than twice” about doing so by the son of a prominent dissident who vanished 20 years ago. London-based author Hisham Matar, who trained as an architect and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 for In the Country of Men, told BD he fears the profession is being used as part of a vast “PR facelift” for the Libyan regime. Matar has won support from figures including Archbishop Desmond Tutu in his campaign for information on the whereabouts of his father Jaballa, missing since being seized in Egypt in 1990 and transferred to Tripoli by Colonel Gaddafi’s agents. [Bdonline] More
الساطور : في ذكرى شيخ الشهداء     المسحان : يا سيدي اعمر ..

أحد أساتذة الجامعات الليبية : من عقيل إلى عبد الكبير إلى الهاوية

السنوسي بلاله : عمر المختار

الباكور : ذكرى استشهاد عمر المختار : ملفات

جمعية الجالية الليبية ـ مانشستر : صور حفلة عيد الفطر

برقاوي : تحرّروا يا أهل برقة ، انفصلوا عن دولة الغرباوي الظالم

الساطور : سرتاويه دايرين ارواحهم من بنغازي

ياسمين سالم : إستقبال العقيد في مدينة البيان الأول

د. الهادي شلوف : حرق القرآن الكريم بين قوة الإسلام وضعف المسلمين

Thursday, 16 September, 2010: Frustrated by a humanitarian release process for a terrorist who apparently wasn't dying after all, the Lockerbie Victims Association will join more than two dozen human rights groups tomorrow in Geneva to ask that Libya be removed from the U.N. Human Rights Council. Bob Monetti of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, whose 20-year-old son was murdered in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, will tomorrow be one of several victims of Libyan human rights violations who will testify against Libya's May uncontested appointment to the world body. Geneva-based UN Watch, which is leading the NGOs in the campaign, reports: "Also presenting tomorrow will be Mohamed Eljahmi, brother of the late Fathi Eljahmi, one of Libya's most well-known political prisoners and torture victims; Kristyana Valcheva, one of the five Bulgarian nurses who were framed, imprisoned and tortured for eight years on false charges of poisoning children with HIV; and Ashraf El-Hajouj, the Palestinian doctor framed and tortured together with the nurses." [World News] More
Thursday, 16 September, 2010: The Fifth Conference of African Ministers responsible for integration (COMAIV) which Libya is to be hosting in Tripoli October 5-6, under the theme 'Identifying Innovative Financing Mechanisms for African Integration'. Dr. Maxwell M. Mkwezalamba, Commissioner of Economic Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC) and Mr. Ali Awidan Libyan, Ambassador to Addis Ababa, on September 4 signed a Host Agreement for the Conference that will ensure preparations are undertaken successfully. The Ministerial meeting takes place on October 5-6 will be preceded by a preparatory meeting of Experts October 2-3. Speaking during the signing ceremony at the Libyan Embassy the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Ambassador Awidan underscored his Libya's pleasure to host what he described as a very important meeting given the interest Libya has in seeing socio-economic and political integration of Africa successfully fulfilled. [Tripoli Post] More
Thursday, 16 September, 2010: The Libyan diplomats on an assignment to Korea who left the country in June due to faltering diplomatic ties are known to be residing in Beijing. A government official said the employees of the Libyan de facto embassy in Korea are known to be staying in Beijing waiting for a return date to be set. In July, Libya arbitrarily suspended all diplomatic operations in Korea indefinitely closing the de facto embassy, which is officially known as the economic cooperation bureau. The bilateral relationship turned sour back in June when Libya accused Korea of alleged espionage and illegal religious activities. The official speculates that the Libyan employees' return to Korea will be imminent since the holy month of Ramadan observed by the predominantly Muslim nation ended last week. [Arirang] More
رجب الشلطامي : الشيء المفقود

طالب : تشييع جنازة الراحل محمد أبوشحمة بمدينة دنفر ـ كولورادو ـ الولايات المتحدة

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : أمراض الساديزم في المحطات المرئية

جمعة الفاخري : 13 ق ق ج

مركز التوثيق الليبي : الكابوس ـ الكارثة .. من يحكم ليبيا عام 2020 ؟!

معمر سليمان : دعوة معمر سليمان (2)

Wednesday, 15 September, 2010: (RTTNews) - Tripoli has formally apologized to Italy after one of Libya's patrol boats opened fire on a Sicilian fishing trawler in the Mediterranean Sea some 30 miles off the Libyan coast, an Italian minister said in an interview televised Tuesday. "What happened the other day is something that should not have happened and Libya has apologized," Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said an interview with Canale 5 television channel. "Apparently there was an error of interpretation. Perhaps they mistook the fishing boat for a boat with illegal migrants. It was a serious incident, but just an incident nevertheless," he said, adding that both countries have launched separate investigations into the incident. [RTT News] More
Wednesday, 15 September, 2010: UniCredit SpA is falling “further and further into Libya’s hands” and its Italian “roots” must be maintained, lawmaker Maurizio Fugatti, a member of the governing coalition, said today in parliament. The Central Bank of Libya owns almost 5 percent of Italy’s biggest bank, and the Libyan Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund, bought a 2.1 percent stake in the Milan-based lender in July, according to market regulator Consob. Fugatti is a member of the Northern League party, a key coalition ally of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Libya’s combined holdings would violate the lender’s statute if they were determined to be a sole entity because the bank restricts voting rights to 5 percent per shareholder, Fugatti said. [Bloomberg] More
Wednesday, 15 September, 2010: LIBYA'S government is paying the legal fees of an alleged serial groper charged with indecently assaulting girls as young as 13 at Melbourne railway stations. Almahde Ahmad Almahde Atagore, 27, of Mentone, was in Australia for just seven days before police believe he attacked his first victim, a court was told yesterday. The Libyan national, who is studying accounting at Monash University's Caulfield campus on a Libyan government-funded scholarship, is charged with indecently assaulting three females aged 13, 17 and 21 at the Flinders Street and Mentone stations. Police also questioned him over the digital rape of two women outside the Mentone Hotel, the Melbourne Magistrates Court heard. [The Age] More
Wednesday, 15 September, 2010: Jews who immigrated to Israel from Libya after being persecuted by the Nazis during World War II will be eligible for reparations, the Prime Minister's Office said Tuesday. The move was promoted by the PM's Office and Finance Ministry together with the Holocaust Survivors' Rights Authority. According to the statement, "The Libyan Jews' eligibility is based on their exposure to the Nazi persecution and their escape from their homes for fear of this persecution." Figures compiled by the Holocaust Survivors' Rights Authority show that some 5,000 survivors will be able to file for reparation, at a total cost of NIS 110 million (about $29 million). Israeli Jews of Libyan descent will also be eligible to a fixed monthly pension at a minimal sum of NIS 1,822 ($484), as well as benefits – including convalescence pay, funding of medicine, participation in purchase tax abatement and exemption from television fees. [Ynet News] More
Wednesday, 15 September, 2010: CAIRO, Sept 14 (KUNA) -- Arab and African officials were meeting here Tuesday to prepare for the Arab-African summit to be held in the Libyan city of Sirt next month, an Arab League official said Tuesday. Director of Arab Africa Cooperation Department Ambassador Samir Hosni told reporters a preparatory meeting was held for the Executive Committee of the high-ranking investment and trade forum, due in Tripoli, Libya, on September 25-26. The recommendation of the committee meeting will be referred to the Arab-African summit, due in Sirt on October 10. An Arab extraordinary summit will be also held in Sirt on October 9. Another meeting will be held tomorrow to prepare the draft political declaration of the Arab-African summit, as well as wording a new strategy for joint cooperation, said Hosni. [KUNA] More
Wednesday, 15 September, 2010: US SENATE officials looking into the release of the Lockerbie bomber will meet Scottish Government officials for talks tomorrow Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, who has prostate cancer, was allowed to return home to Libya on compassionate grounds more than a year ago. A spokesman for First Minister Alex Salmond confirmed that the meeting would be held in Edinburgh with representatives of US Senator Robert Menendez. Mr Menendez is a member of the committee on foreign relations, which has launched an inquiry into Megrahi's release. The First Minister has already said that concerns expressed by the committee that the bomber's release was linked to an oil deal are "totally wrong". [The Scotsman] More
LLHR: A Letter To Amnesty International

د. مصطفى الزائدي : في بيوتنا صليبيون

موحمد ؤمادي : الله المستعان عما يصفون

حمد الضبع : أطفالنا يتساءلون.. والمرتزقة يرفعون صورة المجرم

علي زيو : دعوة إلى إحياء ذكرى استشهاد شيخ المجاهدين عمر المختار من 9 الى 16 سبتمبر 2010

السنوسي بلاله : الشكل السياسي .. والعبث (1)

علي الخليفي : أنتِ عيدي .. إلي رشا

عبد السلام الزغيبي : الملك .. والصعلوك .. وصناعة الديكتاتور

Tuesday, 14 September, 2010: ROME - Italy's foreign minister says a Libyan patrol boat with an Italian border police observer aboard strafed a Sicilian fishing vessel in the Mediterranean, but no one was hurt. Minister Franco Frattini said Monday that Libya apologized for the machine-gun shooting. Frattini tells Italian state TV that the Italian paramilitary border police officer was aboard Sunday as part of Italian-Libyan efforts to crack down on smugglers' boats trafficking in illegal migrants. Bulletholes pocked the boat, which returned safely to port in Sicily. Frattini said the Libyans had given an order to shoot in the air but somehow hit the fishing boat Sunday. Italy has opened an investigation. Libya sometimes seizes Sicilian boats it claims violate its waters. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was recently in Rome to celebrate good ties with Premier Silvio Berlusconi's government. [Canadian Press] More
Tuesday, 14 September, 2010: Libyan Airlines will be using the navigation and performance solutions from Lufthansa Systems for another five years. The Libyan national carrier will continue to benefit from the navigation charts and runway weight charts developed by the IT provider. Libyan Airlines has also extended the use of both solutions to include all jet aircraft in its fleet. The Lido/FMS (Flight Management System) database contains all important route information including altitude and airport data for optimizing routes and supporting autopilots on board modern aircraft. The navigation data, which are based on global aeronautical information, are updated and organized monthly and can be customized for use in any type of aircraft and on specific routes. The FMS database also contains important data to ensure the most efficient engine power levels, ultimately resulting in fuel savings. The Lido/RWC (Runway Weight Charts) supply the necessary data for calculating take-off thrust. These settings vary depending on runway, type of aircraft, wind and outside temperatures. [Air Safety Week] More
Tuesday, 14 September, 2010: During his playing days as a professional footballer, Saadi Gaddafi managed two competitive appearances in four years in the Italian league, one of which lasted ten minutes. Fortunately, the second career of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's middle son as a Hollywood impresario is progressing a little better. In one of the more unusual double acts to emerge from Los Angeles, the names of Gaddafi Junior and Mickey Rourke are being mentioned in the same breath after the one-time hardliving star accepted the leading role of a mafia hitman in a film financed by Saadi. The Los Angeles production company into which Mr Gaddafi, 37, has poured $100m (£65m) announced that it has finalised a deal to make The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer – a biopic about Richard Kuklinski, a professional assassin who boasted of executing some of his reputed 250 victims by locking them in caves with hungry rats. [The Independent] More
Tuesday, 14 September, 2010: Libya recently turned to India, seeking help in establishing a diamond polishing facility and a gold factory, according to the Libyan press. Libya is a major importer of diamond and gold jewelry from India. Libya will supply the facility with the needed hardware, while the Indian firm is expected to provide the materials and labor, according to yet to be signed agreement disclosed by Nourri Abu Chouheiwa, Secretary of the Libyan general union of gold and precious metals workers. It’s not clear from the reports what Indian firm is involved. The Libyan daily Oyia and LibyaOnline both refer to “the World Council for gold and precious metals industry.” Abu Chouheiwa said that the agreement will be signed shortly. He added that the gold factory would be situated at the new gold market in Libya’s Capital Tripoli. The diamond polishing plant will be built in Tajura, a suburb of Tripoli. [Idex Online] More
Tuesday, 14 September, 2010: Kafr al-Sheikh--Marsa Matrouh general prosecution on Saturday released 13 fishermen from Borg al-Megeizal village, and ordered two others to serve prison sentences. All 15 fishermen had been on board the al-Amira Shabana boat, currently held in Libya. The boat was used for fishing in Malta in January, according to Ibrahim Ahmed al-Shamy, the boat’s captain. Strong winds forced the boat to enter Libyan waters, and the Libyan authorities arrested the boat's crew. A Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, court ordered the boat be taken custody of and sentenced the 15 fishermen on board to six months in prison. “We spent more than nine months in a Libyan prison, until a presidential pardon was issued after Aisha Abdel Hady, the Minister of Manpower, visited Libya,” said al-Shamy. “On Friday, we reached al-Salloum customs. The crew were then referred to the Matrouh prosecution,” he said. [Almasry Alyoum] More
Tuesday, 14 September, 2010: Is it not time for believers to humble their hearts to the remembrance of God and the Truth that has been revealed. Quran, 57:16. Dear Osama bin Laden Abu Abdullah, I greet you with the peace of Islam and ask you to reflect on the following. Do so for the sake of Allah, his Prophet, and the safety of all humans worldwide. I write to you as a former comrade-in-arms. We fought together. We were ready to die together. Under the banner of Islam, we came to the aid of fellow Muslims in Afghanistan. To this day, I take pride in having fought against the Soviets and communists. We were in the right and no enemy could have stood in our way. This is no longer the case. After our victory, we became a curse for the very people we sought to help. Afghans, including Mullah Omar and his supporters, asked us to protect their country and its people. Instead, you wanted to use their country as a launch-pad for war against America, Israel, the West and the Arab regimes. What benefit has this brought the Afghan people? [Foreign Policy] More
تعازي إلى آل التومي     تعازي إلى آل حسن     تعازي إلى آل عثمان

Denver Post: Financial hardship may have haunted Aurora man accused of killing friend

طالب موفد : قتل الاخ محمد ابوشحمة بدم بارد من قبل جاره الامريكي .. ولكن لا بواكي عليه

الراصد الليبي : صلاح عوض زاقوب.. مرة أخرى

جمعية المرأة الليبية ـ جمعية الجالية الليبية : دعوة لحضور حفل العيد

رياض الأمير : مجنون سرت!

تروا نتمورا : ردا على المحمودى : اتحداك ان تذكر اسمك الحقيقى

محمد الشيباني : إلى قليل الأدب / أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه

أبوهمام : تعالى إلى كلمة الحق يا د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه

هشام بن غلبون : وقفة التضامن الثامنة عشر مع أهالي شهداء مجزرة بوسليم ـ مانشستر ـ 11-9-2010

د. قدري الاطرش : هوية درنه الاجتماعية والثقافية

فرج بوشناف : مبروك .. موقع "ليبيا وطننا" .. عمره خمسة عشر (15) سنة

ليلى الهوني : تعددت الجرائم والقاتل واحد

بوجناح : الطير اللي يغني وجناحه يرد عليه (732)

Monday, 13 September, 2010: AURORA - Mohamed Abdall Abushahma and Michael Wade Jackson became lifelong friends years ago when the Libyan college student jumped into a lake and saved the Arkansas country guitarist. Jackson and his mother, Judy Fitts, soon moved from Little Rock, Ark., to Aurora to be closer to the one-time stranger who rescued him. Over the years, the two helped each other weather financial and personal hardships. In a tragic twist, Jackson, 57, allegedly shot and killed Abushahma, 50, and injured Abushahma's 17- year-old son, Abdullah, early Saturday morning. Horrified neighbors said Jackson was out of control, ranting about the CIA bugging his phone. Then, as the 300-pound Jackson knelt in the front yard of 1695 S. Tucson St. with a handgun muzzle pressed against his neck, police officers snuck into the house and carried the injured teen to safety. "The rescue was nothing short of heroic," said police spokesman Bob Friel. [Denver Post] More
Monday, 13 September, 2010: In an angry letter to the Senate’s foreign relations committee, which is conducting the inquiry, the First Minister said their behaviour “calls into question your ability to conduct any credible and impartial investigation.” Mr Salmond accused the senators of selectively quoting from Scottish Executive documents to create the “contrived” illusion the release was influenced by British commercial interests. He also said they were “unable or unwilling to understand” that the terminally-ill bomber was freed on compassionate grounds, and not under a controversial prisoner transfer agreement (PTA) between Libya and Britain. The First Minister concluded by saying he was “drawing a line” under his correspondence with them and would not attend a meeting with the senators’ representative, who is due to arrive in Scotland this week. [The Telegraph] More
Monday, 13 September, 2010: (ANSA) - Rome, September 10 - Libya is aiming to extend its reach in Italian soccer by taking over cash-strapped Roman club AS Roma, according to media reports. The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), which already has a 7.5% chunk of Juventus, is one of 23 suitors for the Giallorossi, the Rome daily Il Messaggero reported Friday. Libya once considered bidding for Roma's city rivals Lazio while Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's soccer-playing son Al-Saadi Gaddafi sat on the Juve board and played for Perugia and Udinese. The LIA already has a 6.7% stake in Unicredit, Roma's biggest creditor, while Libya has extensive business and commercial links with Italy. [ANSA] More
رمضان جربوع : بعد محاولة قتل صحافي ليبي.. الصحافة والسكاكين

ياسين ابوسيف ياسين : ملاحم الجهاد الوطني الليبي (1)

المحمودي : الفتح الإسلامي "لليبيا".. حقائق وأكاذيب (2)

سالم الجريد : جريمتنا في نيويورك .. ذكرى عمليات 11 سبتمبر الارهابية

أمارير : عن ترسيم الجهل المقدّس ، ( أين اختفت شريعة الله ؟ )

د. محمد المقريف : صفحات من تاريخ النظام الانقلابي في ليبيا (10)

د. الهادي شلوف : حمدي قنديل ضحية لمصادرة حرية الرأي والتعبير في الوطن العربي

محمّد قدري الخوجة : العقيد خليفة حفتر (10)

Sunday, 12 September, 2010: Plans by the energy giant BP to sink an oil well off the Libyan coast could have disastrous consequences for the region's rich heritage of coastal ancient city sites and shipwrecks – already under threat from oil tankers, coastal erosion and tourist developments – archaeologists from around the world have warned. The energy company has been under increased scrutiny following the leak from its well in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year which spewed oil for three months in the world's worst maritime spill. Last week a report into the blowout from BP blamed a "complex and interlinked" series of events, including human errors and mechanical failures, for the explosion that killed 11 engineers and led to the spill. BP has, however, announced that it intends to go ahead with plans to sink a well – which would be 200m deeper than the one in the Gulf of Mexico – around 125 miles off the coast of Libya. Work is due to begin before the end of the year. [The Independent]
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Sunday, 12 September, 2010: BANGALORE: The Libya government has chosen a Bangalorean as its first Youth Ambassador for Asia. Sangeeth Varghese, a London School of Economics graduate who heads LeadCap - an Bangalore-based organization which trains young leaders, was recently invited as a state guest by the Libyan government for its National Youth Day celebrations in Tripoli. The event that drew 600 delegates brought together 20 prominent young leaders from vario us fields across the globe. There were ministers and bureaucrats from Africa and West Asia, CEOs from Europe and the US, professors from Ivy League Universities, football stars from Manchester and even the first astronaut from Malaysia. [Times of Malta]
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Sunday, 12 September, 2010: Her parents called her Fortuna, after the Roman Goddess of luck. But for the 22-year-old from Ethiopia, the last two years have been a string of disappointments and bad luck. Fortunas plan of making it to Europe on a boat smuggling people from Libya to Italy - like her older sister did before her - failed. Just as she was reaching the end of her draining journey through the desert, Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi reached a deal with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to block migrants from Libya to Italy. Now Fortuna shares a bed-sit with two companions in Libya and lives hand to mouth. Even though she is not Muslim, Fortuna always wears a headscarf when she goes out. She does not want to attract any attention. She does not speak English and only a few words of Arabic. 'I have no idea what to do now, the path to Europe seems to have closed,' she says. She does not want to go back to Ethiopia - at least not yet. [Sify]
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Sunday, 12 September, 2010: Frederic Marino is not the sort of man you might envisage Colonel Muammer Gaddafi approaching for investment advice. The mild-mannered Frenchman does not seem particularly revolutionary. But he is fast becoming something of a kingpin in Tripoli’s investment community. The managers of the Libyan Africa Investment Portfolio – a $6bn (£3.9bn) sovereign wealth fund set up by the Libyan government – have entrusted the former Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns trader with a few hundred million dollars to launch a series of funds on their behalf and train young Libyans in the ways of investing. Additional cash commitments from the LAI are expected if Mr Marino’s firm is a success, he says. At FM Capital Partners in Knightsbridge, the trading floor buzzes. A handful of Libyan pupils in their twenties are seated in a corner classroom, listening to a lecture. This is year one of a five-year academic programme which includes cash management, financial mathematics, foreign exchange, derivatives and the requisite Financial Services Authority licensing exams. [Financial Times]
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منكم وإليكم : السبت 11 سبتمبر Letters : Saturday, 11 September, 2010

تعازي إلى آل العوامي والورفلي     تعازي إلى آل نشنوش

ليبي مُلحد : الحقد في الصغر .. كالنقش على الحجر

محمد بن احميدة : صور من تاريخ الوطن (5)

إبراهيم قويدر : الحجاب المكشوف : الشعوب تصنع الطغاة

بوغرّاف : منظمات حقوق الهايك

المغترب : الليبيون .. أموات على قيد الحياة؟!

معمر سليمان : دعوة معمر سليمان (1)

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : ذكريات مع اللواء الخويلدي الحميدي

Saturday, 11 September, 2010: What does an “electronic jihad” look like? Apparently, a lot of spam email. Joe Stewart, a researcher with security firm SecureWorks, has found evidence that he says links the “Here You Have” virus, an annoying piece of malware quickly spreading via spam email, to the so-called “Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad,” a group seemingly created by a Libyan hacker who goes by the handle “iraq_resistance.” That email virus has been infecting major corporations including Google, NASA, AIG, Proctor & Gamble, Disney and others since yesterday with an old-fashioned spam attack, according to ABC News. The virus sends users junk email with the subject lines “Here you have” or “Just for you” and a malicious executable file attachment posing as a .pdf or .doc file. Another version disguises that executable as a pornographic movie. [Forbes] More
Saturday, 11 September, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi has described pre-colonial Africa as a haven for kingdoms, tribal groups, supreme values, traditions, social links and of former celestial religions. In a speech on Wednesday evening in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, at the second conference of the forum of kings, sultans, emirs, sheiks and African traditional leaders, the Libyan leader said the forum would breathe life into the continent and project the presence of its traditional leaders. According to him, Africa that was sleeping is now awake. Emphasizing that the forum would prove that the African scene had begun to circumscribe those who did not take into account the real Africa, Kadhafi stressed that the continent was about to prove its existence. [Afrique Jet] More
Saturday, 11 September, 2010: Tripoli, 10 Sept. (AKI) - Seifulislam Gaddafi, son of Libyan leader Muammar, said his country will do "everything possible to prevent copies of the Koran from being burned. In a telephone call to Nation of Islam leader Luis Farrakhan, Gaddafi expressed his solidarity with the leader of the American Islamic organisation and said that a burning of the Muslim holy book would "only reinforce hate and increase terrorism," according to a report by Arab-language news channel al-Jazeera. American evangelical pastor Terry Jones on Thursday said he would put on hold his plan to commemorate the 9th anniversary of the 11 Sept. attacks by burning the Koran. Jones, who leads a small church in Gainseville, Florida with 50 followers, initially said the burning had been cancelled. [AKI] More

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


تهاني عيد الفطر المبارك

أبو همام : تبا لك. يازائدى ..

مركز التوثيق الليبي : عيدنا مبارك .. ولكن ..

د. مصطفى عبدالله : عيدكم مبارك

فوزي عبدالحميد : متى يبدأ عيد الليبيين؟

علي الخليفي : ليس للعبيد عيد ..

جمعية المرأة الليبية ـ جمعية الجالية الليبية : دعوة لحضور حفل العيد

مراد : أليس للقرآن رب يحميه؟!

آدم ارقيق : العيد في ايرلندا يوم الخميس 9 سبتمبر 2010

سليم الرقعي : العيد في بريطانيا ليس (الخميس) بل (الجمعه)

Friday, 10 September, 2010: Two Libyan men, identified only as 42-year-old Adel Ab. and 46-year-old Adel Al., have been charged with spying on members of Libya’s opposition in Germany, the federal prosecutor’s office in Karlsruhe said. They have been in custody since their arrest in May. Adel Ab. is suspected of having worked as an officer for the Libyan secret service, overseeing a network of informal collaborators who systematically spied on Libyan opposition members living in Germany and Western Europe. The other man is suspected of spying on exiled opposition members on behalf of Adel Ab., who paid him for the information. [New York Times] More
Friday, 10 September, 2010: Video : African royalty gather in Libya 1:50 Report : Sept 9 - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi hosts a summit of African royalty in the Libyan capital Tripoli with the proposed goal of uniting Africa. [Reuters] More
Friday, 10 September, 2010: The Bangladeshi workers in Libya finally went back to work for the company yesterday(September 8), which they had left a week ago protesting abuse and non-payment of salaries. "The workers joined work on Wednesday(September 8) morning," Ahsan Kibria Siddiqui, first secretary of Bangladesh Embassy in Libya, told The Daily Star last evening. The Libyan labour ministry and the Immigration Department gave assurance of resolving the issues as the workers gathered on the premises of Bangladesh embassy in Tripoli on Tuesday. At least 197 Bangladeshis, along with 28 Indians had left their camp on August 30 and had been living in an open field near a police station of Borak Al Shafi which is 1000 kilometres from the Libyan capital. [Asia News Net] More
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د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : كلمة وداع لمحي الدين اللباد

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Thursday, 9 September, 2010: There was a time when the analysis of Libya was quite straightforward. The country was a pariah state, a supporter of multiple terrorist organisations and hardline anti-West. In the cold war dichotomy is was squarely in the Soviet camp. Over time, though, that simple position has become more complex. Libya is now quite enigmatic. It uses its oil revenues and consequent economic leverage rather than terrorism to bargain for what it wants. It adopts a much more conciliatory approach to the EU and has lowered tensions with the United States, without actually being friendly towards the United States. On the other hand, Colonel Muammar Qadhafi still employs erratic, contradictory and arbitrary changes in policy that makes predicting future decisions almost impossible. [Official Wire] More
Thursday, 9 September, 2010: The newspaper was singled out by Daniel Kawczynski, the Conservative MP and chairman of the all-party Libya group, during a debate in Westminster Hall this week. The Daily Telegraph and its Whitehall Editor Christopher Hope were praised for highlighting the difficulties facing the police probe into the unprovoked shooting of WPc Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in April 1984. The Metropolitan Police investigation has been frustrated for the past three years after Libya repeatedly denied visas to the investigating officers. Scotland Yard detectives were only allowed into Tripoli last month after heavy lobbying by Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign secretary William Hague over the summer. [The Telegraph] More
Thursday, 9 September, 2010: LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC needs a higher oil price of $100 a barrel because the rising costs of imports such as food have eroded OPEC members' income, Libya's top oil official told Reuters on Wednesday. Oil has traded largely between $70 and $80 a barrel all year, a range many in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries have said is high enough to give producers a decent income without hurting the world economy. Still, members of OPEC, a group of 12 countries that rely on oil for most of their income, have been hurt by rising food costs, Shokri Ghanem, the chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp, said by telephone from Tripoli. "It should be around $100 to compensate for the big increase in the food price," Ghanem said. "Prices of food have risen and it is tantamount to having a big cut in your income." [Reuters] More
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د. مصطفى الزائدي : زحوف وأقاويل

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Wednesday, 8 September, 2010: DUBAI (Zawya Dow Jones)--Libya's top oil official Tuesday said crude oil should be priced around $100 a barrel to counteract the recent surge in global wheat prices which is having an adverse financial impact on Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, members. "Because of what happened now in the food and wheat market with very high prices, that has made our income less, and since all OPEC countries are dependent on importing food from outside the food bill has increased very much due to rising wheat prices," Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp. (NOC), told Zawya Dow Jones by telephone from Tripoli. "Oil should be commensurate to this increase, and we feel that $100 a barrel should now be the new target for OPEC," he added. Libya imports more than 1 million tons of wheat from Europe and the west a year, Ghanem said. [Wall Street Journal] More
Wednesday, 8 September, 2010: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s behavior during a trip last week to Italy has stirred controversy. His remarks on Islam angered church officials, and many politicians worried about the Libyan leader’s growing clout in the Italian economy. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi laid out the red carpet for Gadhafi on the Libyan ruler's fourth visit to Italy in just over a year. It marked the second anniversary of a friendship treaty between the African country and its former colonial master. Gadhafi brought a surprise with him: Bedouin riders mounted on 30 thoroughbred horses, flown in from Libya, performed for the Italian hosts. Nearly the entire government, as well as leaders of the business establishment, were present at what one newspaper quipped was a "circus spectacle," with Gadhafi acting as ringmaster. [NPR] More
Wednesday, 8 September, 2010: PM David Cameron has written to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi over the stalled probe into the death of Pc Yvonne Fletcher. He wrote to the Libyan leader in July - part of a series of "intense representations" which resulted in a UK delegation visiting Tripoli in August. The news emerged during an MPs' debate on the case of Pc Fletcher, who was shot dead in 1984 by a gunman believed to be inside Libya's embassy in London. Minister Alistair Burt said he hoped it would mark a new stage of co-operation. 'Backroom deal' The debate was called by Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski, chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Libya, who said Pc Fletcher's killer must face justice in the UK. He condemned a deal done with Libya in 2006 in which anyone charged with Pc Fletcher's death would face trial in Libya as a "shoddy backroom deal". [BBC] More
Wednesday, 8 September, 2010: Libya has no stake in British energy giant BP or any other international oil firms, the government website said on Tuesday, countering speculation to the contrary. Current Font Size: "We deny emphatically statements carried by some news outlets abroad about investment in BP or other foreign oil firms via the purchase of stakes in their share capital, including Italian ENI," said a statement. "We warn that the Libyan Investment Authority is the only body tasked to take decisions on investment," it added. In July, Chokri Ghanem, chief of Libya's National Oil Co, had said "BP represents an opportunity for any investor." However, he qualified that by saying that was just the "point of view of an economist" and that he was "only making a recommendation that could be useful to Libya or to any other country or investor." [Times Live] More
Wednesday, 8 September, 2010: Colonel Moammar Gadhafi is like a cartoon character who just won’t disappear. When the Libyan leader visited Italy recently, his rhetoric and questionable logic was again a source of comic relief to the international community. In a speech he gave in Rome, Gadhafi told his Italian audience that Europe should convert to Islam, the “ultimate religion.” He later met with a few hundred young Italian women – hired by an agency – and handed them copies of the Koran. The coverage that Gadhafi received in the international media pointed to the irony of his lecturing Europeans on moral issues while human rights violations in Libya continue unabated. This only added to the opprobrium surrounding the Libyan leader. The last thing Europe needs is a morality lecture by a failed leader whose behavior is often described as mentally challenged and ethically deficient. Gadhafi has become a laughingstock all over world because of his peculiar behavior. [Daily star] More
Wednesday, 8 September, 2010: The Labour Government controversially agreed four years ago in secret that the any suspected killers of WPc Fletcher could be tried in Tripoli, rather than the UK. However, in a Commons debate, Daniel Kawczynski, the chairman of the all-party Libyan group, will tell the Government to scrap the agreement, on the grounds that it was never approved by Parliament. The agreement or protocol was set out in an exchange of letters between Anthony Layden, Britain’s ambassador in Libya, and Abdelati Obeidi, the Secretary for Foreign Affairs in April 2006. In an exchange of letters released by the Foreign Office yesterday, Mr Layden said: “It remains the UK’s understanding that, in concluding the joint investigation, it would be for the Libyan authorities to decide whether any suspect, if identified, should be prosecuted in Libya in accordance with the Libyan penal code.” In reply, Mr Obeidi said that “the Libyan authorities understand” the arrangement. [The Telegraph] More
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موقع ليبي جديد : تادّارت ( مركز الدراسات الإباضية )

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Tuesday, 7 September, 2010: For the second time this year, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has uttered unfavourable remarks that earned him condemnation across the globe. Early this year, Qaddafi has called for the division of the Nigerian nation along religious line as a lasting solution to sectarian crisis in the country. His remark, as expected, attracted criticisms and the recall of the Nigerian ambassador in that country. Qaddafi has earned himself a reputation for political views that range from the eccentric to the downright unpalatable - and a mercurial behaviour to go with them. At one time he would look at himself as the custodian of Islam, at another he portrays himself as the champion of African heritage. Recently, the Libyan leader is back again in the news, this time, making unfavourable racist comments against Africa and her citizens. [Daily Trust] More
Tuesday, 7 September, 2010: Oh, the pleasantries and the compliments. Oh, the allure of eccentricities. After all, no one is perfect, right? Even more challenging is a partnership between people who have been in a relationship before and it didn't quite work out as expected. If you were the one in the relationship who was hurt, it is hard not to bring the baggage of past relationships to your current relationship. Especially if your current partner forms a huge part of that baggage from the past. But this does not stop people from getting back together - from trying once again to make it work in spite of those challenges. And when a month, two months . a year passes with the pleasantries still at a healthy level and the compliments have not plunged to worryingly low levels - and the eccentricities are still alluring, not alienating - then there is reason to celebrate. [Times Live] More
Tuesday, 7 September, 2010: Talks to secure compensation from the Libyan government for victims of IRA violence are "making progress" the DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson has said. However, he described as "specuation" a newspaper report stating the Libyan and British governments were on the verge of a deal to secure IRA victims £2m each. Colonel Gaddafi's regime supplied the IRA with weapons during the Troubles. Mr Donaldson said a "definitive outcome" had not yet been reached. The Lagan Valley MP is a member of a cross-party delegation which has held a number of meetings with Libyan officials in a bid to secure compenation for victims. "We are pleased that we have got to a point where we believe that in the not too distant future there is the prospect of a settlement being reached," Mr Donaldson said. [BBC] More
Tuesday, 7 September, 2010: President Bashar al-Assad received two invitations from Leader of the Libyan Revolution, Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi to attend the Arab Extraordinary and the Arab-African Summits scheduled to be held in Libya in early October. The invitations were conveyed by Secretary of Libya’s People’s Committee of Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation Moussa Kossa during a meeting with President al-Assad on Monday morning. Moussa briefed President al-Assad on the underway preparations for convening the two summits and the efforts exerted to make them a success in serving the interests of the Arab and African peoples and achieving their aspirations. The inter-Arab, the Arab-African relations and the importance of focusing on the economic issues to consolidate sound infrastructure for the relations among the Arab countries and expanding them towards Africa, were also discussed during the meeting. [DP-News] More
Tuesday, 7 September, 2010: Tripoli, Libya - Libya initiated an action through the United Nations General Assembly to adopt a resolution requesting the launch of an international investigation into the occupation of Iraq by US troops and the execution of President Saddam Hussein, Libyan newspaper, Qurayna said Sunday. The newspaper said the US administration expressed anger at such an action by Libya at a time Iraqi government has intensified its contacts with Tripoli and expressed fears for the outcome of the request. According to Qurayna, citing a reliable source, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, held about three telephone conversations with the Secretary of the Libyan General People's Committee for Foreign Relations and International Cooperation, Moussa Koussa, to persuade Libya to give up requesting the launch of an inquiry in to the US invasion of Iraq and the execution of former President Saddam Hussein. [Afrique Jet] More
Tuesday, 7 September, 2010: The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that it was able to settle a labor dispute involving 39 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Tripoli, Libya, who have complained of delayed salaries, unsuitable accommodations, inadequate food and water, and lack of medical benefits. In the report of labor attaché to Libya Nasser Mustafa to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, it was stressed that the 39 OFWs were deployed by the First Cosmopolitan Manpower and Promotion Services Inc.—a licensed overseas recruitment agency, to the Al Makarem Company in Al Jameil, Libya. The Labor chief pointed out that the workers’ problems were first brought to the attention of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Libya in June 2010 by one of the affected workers. Later, he was joined by the other workers in filing a formal complaint. [Manila Times] More
Tuesday, 7 September, 2010: Libya's sovereign wealth fund took a 2.075 percent stake in UniCredit in late July, joining the Central Bank of Libya as a top shareholder. The two Libyan investors combined have 7 percent and bank rules bar a shareholder from having a voting stake of more than 5 percent. "We will ask these investors to show us the legal documentation to be able to evaluate from the legal point of view if they are independent investors or not," Profumo told reporters at a briefing. Profumo, who has overseen UniCredit's rise from a regional bank to a European player, said he had not contacted Libyan investors about taking stakes and the moves were "totally autonomous". Politicians from the federalist Northern League, part of the centre-right ruling coalition of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, have expressed concern about Tripoli's holding. [Reuters] More
Tuesday, 7 September, 2010: Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, has commenced scheduled services with its first Airbus A330-200 freighter aircraft, operating from Abu Dhabi to Tripoli in Libya. The Airbus A330-200 freighter aircraft will allow Etihad to increase frequencies and build its presence in key markets worldwide, as well as enhance its worldwide charter services, said a company statement. The aircraft will operate to various Etihad Crystal Cargo destinations including: Hann; Beijing; Tripoli; Milan; and N’Djamena. Roy Kinnear, executive vice president of Etihad Crystal Cargo, said the new A330-200 freighter aircraft was a key part of the airline’s freighter fleet. "The A330-200 freighter will reinforce and build Etihad’s presence in the high-growth European and Asian freight markets, in particular China," he noted. [Trade Arabia] More
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مركز التوثيق الليبي : صرخة من فتاة ليبية.. هذه بلاد ميّتة وأهلها موتى!

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Monday, 6 September, 2010: It is a basic among law enforcement: succumb to extortion once and you've proven yourself a weakling, an easy mark. Instead of buying safety you're a target for further extortion. And Libya's dictatorial strongman Muammar al-Gadaffi knows this too well. Last year he forced Britain, with American acquiescence, to release the Libyan who placed a bomb aboard Pan Am Flight 103 and massacred 270 people, in exchange for his country's oil. This extortion worked so well Gadaffi is at it again. Gadaffi's offer this year has a blatantly racist tone. The Scotsman reports on Gadaffi's ugly wording. Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi has ended his visit to Italy by calling on the European Union to pay his country €5 billion (£4.13bn) a year to ensure its co-operation in preventing illegal immigration from Africa, which "threatens to turn Europe black". [American Thinker] More
Monday, 6 September, 2010: AMERICAN secret agents have joined calls for an inquiry into the release of the Lockerbie bomber. In a rare move, former US intelligence officers have gone public to call for a probe into why Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was freed by the Scottish government. Four intelligence agents were among the 270 people killed when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie in 1989. The Virginia-based Association of Former Intelligence Officers have demanded inquiries by the Scottish and UK governments. The AFIO believe commercial pressure was put on Scotland to free Megrahi and that his release helped BP win lucrative oil drilling rights in Libya. They have also called for the head of the CIA and US secretary of state Hillary Clinton to co-operate with a senate inquiry into the release of Megrahi, a former Libyan agent. [Daily Record] More
Monday, 6 September, 2010: The United Nations’ refugee agency has joined the EU Commission in keeping silent over Libya’s request for €5 billion to help it stymie the flow of African migrants into the country. However, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is insisting that any agreement signed between the EU and Libya should include provisions to help the north African state develop legislation on asylum, which is lacking. “It is not up to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to comment on the Libyan request. Not even the EU commented on it,” Laura Boldrini, a spokesman for UNHCR Italy, said when asked about Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi’s request last Monday. Ms Boldrini said, however, that there must be greater awareness of the problems asylum seekers and refugees face in Libya since the authorities there treat all non-residents in the same way. “Libyan authorities consider those who are non-residents as migrants without making any distinction between economic mig­rants, asylum seekers and refugees. [Times Of Malta] More
Monday, 6 September, 2010: The Libyan and British governments are on the verge of finalising a deal which could see IRA victims securing up to £2m (€2.4m) each as compensation for Tripoli having provided weapons to republicans during the Troubles, campaigners have said. Willie Frazer of Families Acting for Innocent Relatives (FAIR) said a £2bn financial package from Libya was on the table after negotiations involving Colonel Gadaffi's regime, the British Foreign Office, and campaigners. Apart from the IRA victims' compensation, half the money from the package would be invested in the North's economy, Frazer said. "I'm told £1bn could be used for economic projects. I'll be arguing that Border areas, so often ignored, are targeted. The IRA campaign hit these places hard." [Tribune] More
Monday, 6 September, 2010: Mozambique 0–0 Libya. The Mambas of Mozambique seemed to outweigh their opponents on paper, but at the half time stage the sides were equal with a goalless draw frustrating the home support. The Greens played with heart, and they made it difficult for Mozambique to find space and convert opportunities. After 90 minutes the game ended, with neither side able to capitalise on their chances. A point a piece leaves Libya the more satisfied of the two nations, as they are able to take something home from the encounter. Both teams continue on their quest to top Group C, and their games against Zambia will be key in this regard, while both nations seem likely to take all three points in future matches against the other rival, the Comoros. [Goal] More
Monday, 6 September, 2010: At least 197 Bangladeshi workers, protesting alleged torture, non-payment of salaries and substandard living conditions in Libyan labour camps, are refusing to join work despite the company's assurances of addressing grievances. The Bangladeshis, along with 28 Indian workers, left their camp on August 30. They have been staying in an open field near a police station of Borak Al Shati, about 1,000 kilometres from Libyan capital Tripoli. "An official [first secretary] from our embassy came and discussed our issues with the company and police. They asked us to go back to work, but we are still afraid. The company bosses might torture us on our return," said Mahbub, one of the workers. They went to the North African country five to 12 months ago to work for construction company Al Rayed at Borak Al Shati through recruiting agency Reaz Overseas. [The Daily Star] More
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د. مصطفى عبدالله : المشكله ليست فيهم

مصعب ابوزيد : من يعوض من؟

رمضان جربوع : وطني وخطر "الصوملة"

Sunday, 5 September, 2010: Abu Bakir, our driver and factotum, carried a large carpet shoulder bag that had belonged to his father and grandfather before him. It contained tea-making equipment: a beaten silver tray, two silver beakers, a teapot and a camel-hair buffing cloth. Wherever camp was established, Abu Bakir would settle on a square of carpet laid on the sand and commence the tea ritual. Foam held the key to a successful brew, hence a lot of high pouring from beaker to teapot and back. After turning in each night, I fell asleep to the clink of tea glasses and low murmur of voices. It is a ritual that has been taking place across the Sahara for centuries. A thousand years before camels came to north Africa, merchant caravans journeyed to the Niger bend in pursuit of ivory, essences and rare woods. The voyage back to the coastal ports, where Punic merchants jingled silver coins, was more than 2,200km. It was one of the most ancient trading routes. [The Guardian] More
Sunday, 5 September, 2010: Tripoli - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Tripoli on Saturday and met with senior Libyan officials, the state- run Jana news agency reported without elaborating further.The visit was the Palestinian leader's second to the North Af Print this article email this article Comment on this article Tripoli - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Tripoli on Saturday and met with senior Libyan officials, the state- run Jana news agency reported without elaborating further. The visit was the Palestinian leader's second to the North African country this year. Earlier this week, Abbas was in Washington to start the first direct peace talks in nearly two years with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The latest round aims to seal a peace agreement within a year. The next segment of the negotiations is expected to take place in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh on September 14, with further bilateral discussions to follow once every two weeks. [Earth Times] More
Sunday, 5 September, 2010: Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the prominent Shia cleric Imam Moussa al-Sadr and his two companions are “alive and in custody in Libya.” Speaking on the occasion of International Quds Day on Friday, Nasrallah called on Libya to release the cleric and his companions. Imam Moussa al-Sadr was kidnapped during an official visit to Tripoli to meet with officials from the government of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in August 1978. He is believed to have been abducted on the orders of senior Libyan officials. In 2008, the government in Beirut issued an arrest warrant for Gaddafi over Sadr's disappearance. Libya has denied involvement, ignoring calls for more information on the case. [Press TV] More
Sunday, 5 September, 2010: Malta will put its good relationship with Libya and its experience to good use in helping the European Union to find a positive solution for the pan-European problem of illegal immigration, a spokesperson for the Foreign Affairs Ministry said yesterday. “Although Malta experienced less illegal immigration this year, this does not mean that the problem is solved and that it cannot contribute in seeking an EU-wide solution. Malta will do so while respecting local and international laws,” continued the spokesperson. After a few days of silence the European Commission has come out and said that “much more can be achieved with much less if we work together” following Libya’s Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s request for €5 billion to mitigate illegal immigration in his country. He spoke during a three-day visit to Italy to mark the anniversary of the 2008 signing of a friendship treaty between Italy and Libya. “There is great scope to develop cooperation with Libya on migration,” said Matthew Newman, a commission spokesman. [The Independent] More
فوزي عبد الحميد : إلى الدكتور جبريل العبيدي (1)

محمد بن احميدة : صور من تاريخ الوطن (4)

يونس الهمالي بنينه : إعدام الجواسيس وتدمير القنصلية البريطانية

جابر نور سلطان : حوار مع الكاتب الصحفي عيسى عبدالقيوم

تجمع ليبيا ايمال : اعتقالات قسرية للامازيغ في ليبيا

فرج بوالعَـشّة : صورة الشرق الرومانتيكي

محمّد قدري الخوجة : العقيد خليفة حفتر (9)

ليلى الهوني : 41 عام (غصايص)

عبيد أحمد الرقيق : عيّادي.. وأوجاع دائمة!!

Saturday, 4 September, 2010: Valletta, Malta - In a guarded response, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Friday Libya's demand for an annual 5 billion euros (6.4 billion dollars))from the European Union to curb illegal migration to Europe should be solved in a bilateral way. Speaking after talks with his Maltese counterpart Tonio Borg, Westerwelle said: 'It was a request by a head of state of an important country and we will look into it.' Malta has supported Libyan President Moammer Gaddafi's request, made on Monday during a state visit to Italy, for the payment to stop illegal immigrants from Africa entering the EU through its southern border. 'It is the EU's common interest and responsibility to solve this in a bilateral way,' Westerwelle said. Talks between Borg and Westerwelle also focused on Kosovo's declaration of independence which was recognized by both countries. Germany was one of the first EU countries to recognise Kosovo's independence in 2008. [M&C] More
Saturday, 4 September, 2010: Dhaka, Sept 3 (bdnews24.com) – Nearly 200 Bangladeshi workers, who had gone to work in Libya, have taken to streets to protest alleged torture by the recruiter. More than one worker alleged that 196 Bangladeshi workers and 30 Indian workers had been living under open sky with empty pockets without food for four days in front of a police station of Borak Al Shafi, 900 kilometres from Libya's capital, Tripoli. They also alleged that they did not get any help from the Bangladesh embassy in Libya and the agency through which they went there. The workers went to work for a construction firm 'Al Rayed' at Borak Al Shafi one and a half years ago. Riaz Overseas of Gulshan-1 had sent Bangladeshi workers in Libya. Reazul Islam, director of the agency, told bdnews24.com: "I have heard about them, but what I can do sitting here. I have applied for visa and it will take some days." Hasan Kibria Siddiki, first secretary (labour) at the Bangladesh embassy, told bdnews24.com that they had sent an official to investigate the matter. [BD News 24] More
Saturday, 4 September, 2010: Benghazi, Libya - The Libyan stock market Thursday closed trading up by 4.79 points or an increase of 0.36% compared to Wednesday's trading which closed at 1328.46 points. The value of transactions reached 211,463 Libyan dinars (1.270 Libyan dinars = US$ 1), mainly from 16,277 shares in 13 financial deals. A statement from the bourse said, 'Quotations focused on the banking sector for a rate of 99.91% of the overall operations at the stock market while those on the insurance sector recorded 0.09%. Trading took place on the securities of Al-Wihda Bank, Sahara Bank, the National Commercial Bank and Sahara Insurance. The shares of the Sahara Bank increased by 2.75% to stabilize at 13.06 dinars, as those of the Al-Wihda Bank and Sahara Insurance remained stable. The shares of the National Commercial Bank dropped by 0.27% to trade at 11.17 dinars. [Afriquejet] More
Saturday, 4 September, 2010: Tuesday evening — the day before Colonel Muammar Gaddafi marked the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought him to power — 37 political prisoners were released from the notorious Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, site of a brutal massacre of prisoners in 1996, when up to 1,200 men were murdered. Although the release of the 37 men was obviously timed to shift attention from protests marking the anniversary by the regime’s many opponents — including family members of those whose deaths or disappearances have never been acknowledged — it is, nevertheless, a sign of progress, as well as political opportunism. Under the influence of Saif al-Islam, one of Gaddafi’s sons and the head of the Gaddafi Foundation, a charity that includes a human rights committee, the Libyan regime has, in recent years, sought to reconcile itself with former political opponents, leading to the release of hundreds of prisoners since 2007. As Reuters explained, “Saif al-Islam has campaigned for reconciliation with Islamists who promise to lay down their arms. His initiative has met resistance from conservatives in his father’s entourage with whom he is competing for influence.” [Eurasia Review] More
Saturday, 4 September, 2010: Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is a household name in Britain and the US these days – even if he wasn't before being released from his Scottish jail on compassionate grounds amidst international controversy last summer. But is the only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing about to be joined by another – as yet anonymous – Libyan suspected of murdering policewoman Yvonne Fletcher 26 years ago? It is a story that refuses to go away. In an ITN film about Fletcher's killing outside the Libyan People's Bureau in London's St James Square in 1984, Oliver Miles, then Britain's ambassador in Tripoli, has revealed how the UK government was warned not to allow a demonstration by opponents of the regime to go ahead. It was ignored. The diplomats inside, presumably including whoever fired the fatal shots, were allowed to leave the country after a tense 10-day siege. Others were deported to Libya. Progress has been made in recent years. Libya admitted "general responsibility" for Fletcher's death in 1999 and paid £250,000 in compensation to her family, paving the way for diplomatic relations with the UK to be restored – an early stage of Muammar Gaddafi's return from the cold. It transpired later that it had also been quietly agreed that if any Libyan was ever charged, they would stand trial in Libya, not in Britain. (Megrahi and the only other Lockerbie suspect, who was acquitted, were tried at a special Scottish court in the Hague). [Guardian] More
جبهة التبو لإنقاذ ليبيا : بيان

أحمد القبائلي : تذكير بمعاناة السجين الليبي في السعودية

1 سبتمبر 1969 ــ يوم أسود في تاريخ ليبيا

د. جبريل سعد العبيدي : يهود ليبيا والمواطنة

د. أحمد ابراهيم الفقيه : أصوات يجب أن نسمعها

عمر الهوني : صور اعتصام المعارضة الليبية في ذكرى انقلاب سبتمبر ـ مانشستر ـ 1 سبتمبر 2010

Friday, 3 September, 2010: Tripoli – Two Jewish women who are currently living in Italy will be allowed to visit their old families’ homes in Libya, the pan-Arab daily al-Hayat reported Thursday. This news came on the same week of Libyan leader Moamar Qaddafi's visit to Rome to meet with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The two countries have been seeing more eye to eye in recent years after Italy agreed to pay 5 billion dollars in reparations for its three decades of colonial rule in North Africa. According to the report, the women have not been able to visit Libya, where they were born, since they and their families emigrated to Italy in 1967. [Emunah Magazine] More
Friday, 3 September, 2010: The Libyan government has released dozens of Islamist extremists and terrorists in recent days as part of an effort to reconcile with its opposition. The initiative is being led by Saif al Islam Qaddafi, the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Saif Qaddafi is battling other forces in Libya to one day succeed his father as ruler. And Saif's reconciliation with terrorists who once opposed his father's regime is part of a gambit to build his base of power. Among the Islamists released is Sofiane Ibrahim Gammu, a former Gitmo detainee who was transferred to Libya on Sept. 28, 2007, and spent the next three years in a Libyan prison. Libyan officials say Gammu was once a driver for Osama bin Laden. But Gammu denied this allegation to Reuters: "I am not bin Laden's driver. It's a misunderstanding." [Long War Journal] More
Friday, 3 September, 2010: ROME A brief conversation in Rome. The man had been to a grand "spectacolo". There had been thoroughbreds, Berber riders, charging horses and flashing lances. The ringmaster at the show was none other than the Libyan leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi. He has just left Italy after a whirlwind 48 hours that some say degenerated into a Roman circus. The reason for the visit was to celebrate a friendship accord that had been signed between Italy and Libya in 2008. It was an important step in Libya and its leader coming in from the cold. After the past few days some are having doubts about Italy's new-found friend. Most of the time Gaddafi and Silvio Berlusconi, two great politician-showmen, vied with each other for attention. [BBC] More
Friday, 3 September, 2010: "The radio then played martial music." This Middle East news item is a familiar one. The tanks rumble up to the palace. The unsuspecting occupant is unceremoniously bundled away. The bewildered populace in the capital, assembled in half a thousand coffee houses, listen to a jerky voice on the radio informing them that freedom, socialism and Arab unity have now finally been achieved. Then someone finds a record of a military band which is broadcast throughout the day while the military junta mops up odd pockets of resistance. Normally the scenario unfolds in Bagdad, Damascus, or Khartum, but yesterday the martial sounds came from Tripoli indicating that Libya, with President Nasser's Egypt the stablest country in the Arab world, had finally decided to shake off the paternalist rule of aged King Idris – who happily was not in the country at the time. [The Guardian] More
Friday, 3 September, 2010: The Libyan Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund, may raise its stake in UniCredit SpA to about 5 percent, Italian daily La Stampa reported, without saying where it got the information. That would bring the combined stakes held by Libya, through the fund and its central bank, to almost 10 percent, the newspaper reported. The Central Bank of Libya owned about 4.1 percent of UniCredit, Italy’s biggest bank, as of Aug. 3, according to Bloomberg data. The Libyan Investment Authority owned 2.1 percent. [Bloomberg] More
Friday, 3 September, 2010: Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat- Libyan-Iraqi relations are currently strained, Asharq Al Awsat can reveal. The cause of tension between the two nations developed last month after Libya submitted an unexpected request to the United Nations, asking it to conduct a large-scale investigation into the circumstances of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. High-level Arab sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Iraqi Government asked Arab League Secretary General Amr Musa to intervene and urge the Libyan authorities to withdraw its request. On 29 July, Libya's permanent mission at the United Nations in New York presented UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with an official memorandum bearing number 1209 asking him to conduct an investigation into the invasion of Iraq. [Asharq Al-Awsat] More
Friday, 3 September, 2010: (Beirut) - Libya's new nationality law granting women married to foreign spouses the right to pass their own nationality to their children is a significant move forward for women's rights, Human Rights Watch said today. But the law still contains some contradictory provisions that could be interpreted to perpetuate discrimination, Human Rights Watch said. The General People's Committee (GPC) - the arm of Libya's government responsible for issuing new laws - made public in July Law no. 24 of 2010 on the Provisions of Libyan Nationality, which it had adopted on January 28. Article 11 of the new law extends Libyan nationality to children born to Libyan mothers and foreign fathers, but leaves the interpretation of the provision to implementing regulations that the committee has not yet issued. [HRW] More
Friday, 3 September, 2010: Panta Contracting Overseas Ltd, one of the six subsidiary companies created under the Panta Lesco Ltd umbrella, has been awarded a €15 million project for the World Islamic Call Society’s entertainment centre in Gurgi, Libya. This project, which boasts a massive total area of 250,000 square metres, equivalent to eight football pitches, is one of Panta Lesco’s largest projects to date. After completion, the World Islamic Call Society will offer a commercial centre with offices and clinics as well as a small hotel. Panta Lesco is currently in process of catering to the building’s extensive mechanical and electrical equipment requirements and installations. The project requires a vast amount of materials due to its large dimension including 52,000 square meters of polyurethane ductwork, equivalent to four years of duct panels used in Panta Contracting projects in Malta and 51 kilometers of piping for chilled water, fire-fighting, domestic water, soil and rain water systems. [Times of Malta] More
سليم الرقعي : الحصاد المرّ لثورة القذافي!؟

مركز التوثيق الليبي : 41 عاماً من القمع .. ليبيا الواقع والخيال ..!

جماعة الوطنيين الديمقراطيين الليبية : لابد أن تتهتك سدول الظلام عن السماء الواعدة!

ليبي حيران : ياشينك يوم

الليبية : وطني.. إلى أين؟

حسن المنصوري : أبشر..!

عبدالنبى أبوسيف ياسين : الضباط الوحدويون الأحرار.. أو هكذا خٌيّل لهم!

الرابطة الليبية لحقوق الإنسان : الى متى يستمر حرمان الليبيين من حق الإنتخاب؟!

Thursday, 2 September, 2010: The European Union is keen to strike a pact with Muammar Gaddafi to stem the flow of immigrants across the Mediterranean, officials said today, after the Libyan leader put a price tag of €5bn (£4.1bn) a year on the deal. "There is great scope to develop cooperation with Libya on migration," said Matthew Newman, a commission spokesman. Other officials said three negotiating sessions were expected by the end of the year between Brussels and Tripoli as well as the staging of a summit of EU and African leaders in Libya in November. In a highly theatrical visit to Italy this week, Gaddafi warned that Europe would turn "black" unless it was more rigorous in turning back immigrants. Libya is a key transit point for illegal migration from Africa to Europe. The Libyan leader said the bill for sealing the crossing routes would be at least €5bn a year. [The Guardian] More
Thursday, 2 September, 2010: Libya is the only country in North Africa without a railway. “I believe the railway that links the Arab nation from Egypt until it reaches Morocco is more important than water supplies to a city or a region,” Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi said in a 1993 speech. Since 2008, the nation has been hard at work building a 1,969-mile rail network scheduled to be completed in 2012. The lines stretch east to west along the country’s Mediterranean coast and south to Sabha, in the center of the country. Outside Tripoli, a sleek model train sits on newly constructed tracks. Inside, in first class, white sofas line the cabin. Business class has shiny blue chairs arranged around tables. The government says the completed network will employ more than 1,000 Libyan technicians, such as Shukri al-Arab. Mr. Arab has spent 10 years preparing to work the tracks. He studied electrical engineering in Yugoslavia. “We are all very, very happy because we are making the train in Libya,” he says. [Christian Science Monitor] More
Thursday, 2 September, 2010: TRIPOLI — Libya late Tuesday released 37 Islamists, including a former driver of Osama bin Laden and members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). Wearing white traditional robes, the mostly young detainees were assembled in a tent put up in Tripoli's Abu Salim prison where they were joined by their families. Bin Laden's former driver, Nasser Tailamoun, and former Guantanamo detainee Abu Sofian Ben Guemou, handed over by the Americans in 2007, were among those released, according to the Kadhafi Foundation. The others were members of or connected with the LIFG, or jihadists who collaborated with Al-Qaeda in Iraq or in north Africa, a prison official said. The release came just before the 41st anniversary of the Libyan revolution which brought Colonel Moamer Kadhafi to power. A source close to the foundation, headed by the son of Kadhafi, Seif al-Islam, told AFP 150 more Islamists would be released soon. [AFP] More
Thursday, 2 September, 2010: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi made a three-day visit to Italy this week to mark the second anniversary of the signing of a Friendship Treaty between Tripoli and Rome. Mr. Gadhafi was given a lavish welcome and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi described the treaty as a "model of diplomacy in the era of globalization." Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi made a triumphant entry at an evening event attended by hundreds of guests. Among them, top government ministers and the cream of the Italian business community. Italian police and Bedouin-clad riders put on an equestrian show, mounted on 30 thoroughbreds flown in from Libya. In his remarks at the event, Mr. Berlusconi praised improved relations between Libya and Italy since the 2008 signing of their Friendship Treaty. He said critics were "prisoners of outdated ideas". [VOA News] More
الساطور : 41

حمد الضبع : امغير اسلم أنت

عيسى عبدالقيوم : ملابس الريس

عبدالمنصف البورى : وجع الوطن

Wednesday, 1 September, 2010: An ex-Guantanamo detainee and 36 other militant Islamists were released from prison in Libya, according to a charity organisation Tuesday. The release was announced in the capital by the charity foundation of Seif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, one of the sons of Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi. The foundation said the prisoners had corrected their ways through dialogue, and had all sworn off violence. The ex-US detainee Abu Sufian bin Qumu, a Libyan, was released from Guantanamo in 2007 to Libya. According to the US charges, he was connected to a terrorist organisation in Afghanistan, and then Pakistan, where he was captured in 2001. Seif al-Islam's organisation says it has arranged for the release of 705 prisoners who were 'converted' from radical militancy. Among the 37 released were leading members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. [Sify] More
Wednesday, 1 September, 2010: Libyan entertainer Oussama Betro has been involved in music since his earliest school years, in bands and festivals. He also joined institutes that support young Libyans, including Bait Alshabab (Youth House), the Arts and Culture Forum, and Alma'louf Walmouashahat group. The budding singer participated in arts festivals in Libya as well. In 2002 he placed second in Tunisia's "Maghreb Talents" contest. In 2007 he came in third out of 70 contestants in the "Elixir of Success" competition (X Factor Rotana), which was the beginning of his artistic journey in the Arab world. Betro took time recently to sit with Magharebia and talk in greater detail about his experiences. Magharebia: When did you really begin your artistic career? Oussama Betro: I really consider my time on X Factor Rotana the start of my artistic career... [Magharebia] More
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