Tuesday, 13 November, 2007, 19:55 ( 17:55 GMT )
As much as LD350 billion will be spent on development projects in the coming few years in Libya, according to a statement made last week by Mr. Al-Baghdadi El-Mahmoudi, the Secretary of the General People's Committee.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a report that Darfur is at a crossroads after last month's start of peace talks, and the Sudanese government must allow timely deployment of a UN-African Union peacekeeping force to avoid worsening violence.
An Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip late Tuesday killed four Hamas militants and wounded five, Palestinian medical sources said.
One Palestinian from Islamic Jihad was also killed on Thursday. This in addition to 4 more Palestinians killed early during the week.
Top envoys from the United Nations and the African Union chairing talks in Libya on the troubled Darfur region of Sudan today welcomed the Khartoum Government's unilateral declaration of a cessation of hostilities and called on all parties to the conflict to make a similar commitment without delay.
Italy and Libya are poised to sign a treaty designed to settle the question of compensation for Italy's colonisation of the country, Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema reportedly said Monday.
Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir blamed Britain, France and the United States for "the problems in Sudan in general", particularly in Darfur, in an interview published Thursday.
UN has reported that most of the 103 African children which a French group had planned to abducted from Chad as orphans said they had families which included at least one close relative, a painful reminder of the Western slave trade and its tragic consequences on Africa.
Seventeen Europeans have been charged with abduction and fraud for attempting to kidnap 103 Chadian children from the remote border region with Sudan. A French group calling itself L'Arche de Zoe, Zoe's Ark, and “child rescue” wanted to fly the African children to Europe where to be sold for money.
Three lead suspects convicted of murder and attempted murder each received sentences ranging from 34,000 to 43,000 years in prison while accused mastermind who is in jail in Italy has been acquitted.
Gaddafi says the world, especially great powers, have committed a mistake when they politicized a mere tribal problem of Darfur, and the solution of the Middle East problem can be achieved by establishing one state for both Palestinians and Israelis.
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