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Opinion: Ramadan, the month of blessings
By Zainab Al-Arabi
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar is eagerly anticipated in Libya as its arrival nears. Called the 'blessed month' and the 'generous month', it is considered to be an interval in which each adult person pauses to take stock of his or her life in general.
Opinion: Mu'ammar Al-Qathafi: The Man Behind The Name
By B.Y. Muhammad
The result of the impotence of the Arab world was seen in the stunning defeat of Arab armies in the Middle East in June 1967 during the Arab - Israeli war. Arab illusion of nationalism lay scattered with the burnt out shells of tanks in the Sinai Peninsula.
Opinion: Mabruka, Morta?
By Zainab Al-Arabi
As the conversation at a family gathering turned to the news about Italian compensations to Libya for the colonial period, memories were jogged and tales told of that time in Libyan history. It was a cruel and tragic era by all standards. Yet here and there glimpses of bravery, humanity, treachery, and even love were evident, testament to both the strength and frailty of the human spirit.
Opinion: The Right Type of Diversification and FDI for Libya
By Sami Zaptia
The Times of London reported in June this year that the London-based mining group Rio Tinto is on the verge of becoming the biggest Western investor in Libya. The company is discussing with the Libyan authorities the feasibility of building a US$2.5 billion aluminium smelter capable of producing 360,000 tonnes of metal per year.
Opinion: Poor Georgia!
By Joe M. Cachia
No one should be surprised that U.S. interference in the Caucasus has led to the Russian intervention in South Ossetia. By intruding into the volatile politics of the Caucasus, and trying to recruit the governments there to become American ‘fitters’ for various purposes, the United States has only drawn rebuttal Russian fire.
Opinion: Smothering affection
By Zainab Al-Arabi
A long time ago, I read an article by a British writer who said that she loved her children so much, that she was purposefully harsh with them emotionally. She would push them away from her as they came to hug and kiss her, saying that this was the best way she knew to teach them to grow up tough and be able to survive in a cruel world. I remember feeling sorry for her and her children.
Opinion: There Remains a Dire Need for a Health Secretariat in Libya
By Elmahdi A. Elkhammas, FACS
The quality of health service in Libya and the problem of continuing seeking treatment abroad by Libyan citizens has been a focus of debate for some time. Now is on whether it is necessary to have a secretariat of health or not, and would say its elimination will worsen the problem for a number of reasons.
Opinion: The Transparency Verification Committee (TVC) report – what next?
By Sami Zaptia
As reported by the Tripoli Post, The Transparency Verification Committee (TVC) released on 24th July this year its long awaited report on the transparency affidavits presented to it by both Libyan public officials and senior personalities in the private sector.
Opinion: Rampant Speculation
By Morgan Strong
On July 24 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission charged oil trading firm, Optiver Holdings, and two of us subsidiaries, and three employees, with manipulation, of crude oil, heating oil and gasoline futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The CFTC said that there are now dozens more ongoing investigations examining oil price manipulations.
Opinion: Muslim Women and the Internet
By Zainab Al-Arabi
Although some people in the West have been known to disparage the usefulness and importance of the worldwide web as an instrument of knowledge, and despite the fact that many people in developing nations still do not have access to the internet, it cannot be denied that it is more than just a pool of information obtainable through less expensive mediums.
Opinion: Do Clothes Make the Man?
By Zainab Al-Arabi
A writer is a writer only when expressing a certain opinion or opinions belonging to a distinctive civilization and a known culture, and whatever the language he writes in and the culture he belongs to, every culture has established concepts and civilized principles to which it is affiliated. However this doesn’t mean that he can only write about his own culture.
Opinion: 'Ya Kharruba'
By Zainab Al-Arabi
'Ya Kharruba' means 'O, Carob tree' and since it sounds less pompous in Arabic, therefore the heading. I was recently reminded of carob trees by my father, who at the age of 72 has launched a tree planting project that includes carobs in previously neglected family land near Wadi Ghan.
Opinion: Huge Economic Opportunities in Libya for the Diaspora
By Sami Zaptia
"The Libyan market is a virgin market that is growing at about 8% per annum according to World Bank estimates. Where in the developed world can you achieve such growth figures? Certainly not in the US or the UK."
Opinions: Mashriq-Maghrib: The Land of the Rising Sun and the Land of the Setting Sun
By Sondos Elgatit
"East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet" is one of Kipling's most quoted lines. While the fact that what Americans refer to as the 'Far East' is actually just off their West Coast shows that 'East' and 'West' are not geographic realities, but political and cultural terms, it also exemplifies the power of the concept of East versus West.
Opinion: Legacy (Part II)
By Morgan Strong
(Brick, N. J.) George Bush insists on advocating the Republican Conservative fallacy of a free market economy as solution to society's ills. He and they say that only a free market, with competitive practices, can provide the optimum economy and grand life.
 
 
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