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Opinion: Ahmadinejad Re-elected: Israel and Obama’s Iran Puzzle
By Ramzy Baroud
The election victory of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is likely to complicate US President Barack Obama’s new approach to his country’s conflict with Iran. The reason behind the foreseen obstacle is neither the US nor Iran’s refusal to engage in future dialogue but rather Israel’s insistence on a hard-line approach to the problem.
Opinion: Former Secretary of Economy and Trade Calls for Further Economic Reform in Libya
By Sami Zaptia
Economic reform and the opening up further for the private sector to take part in the production of goods and services in Libya have been underlined by an article by former Secretary of Economy and Trade Dr. Ali Issawi, published in the biweekly Maal Wa A'amaal (Finance and Business) last week.
Opinion: Libya's Health Sector: A Surgeon's Viewpoint
By Prof. Elmahdi A. Elkhammas
In a recent article that was published by The Tripoli Post, Sami Zaptia shed some light on the Libyan health sector. He quoted facts and commented about issues that reflect the feelings of the average Libyan citizen about the topic. I think the article serves as a good base for a friendly, non-emotional discussion about this important issue. It prompted me to write this observation as a surgeon.
Opinion: A Boy and an Artificial Leg: A Gaza Story
By Ramzy Baroud
His room is ready; the walls have fresh paint and my kids prepared a basket of chocolates ‎and other treats to place beside his bed. They hung a poster on his door that has been ‎decorated with colored pens and glitter that says "Welcome Shobhi!" I have taught them ‎that "Sobhi" actually means the "morning light", and that during his visit, he will not be ‎treated as a visitor, but as a brother. They have compiled a list of fun places to visit, parks, ‎the beach and maybe a ferry ride.‎‎
Opinion: Former Secretary of Economy and Trade: ‎ Calls for Further Economic Reform in Libya
By Sami Zaptia
Economic reform and the opening up further for the private sector to take part in the production ‎of goods and services in Libya have been underlined by an article by former Secretary of ‎Economy and Trade Dr. Ali Issawi, published in the biweekly Maal Wa A’amaal (Finance and ‎Business) last week.‎
Opinion: Islam and Illusions
By Terry Lacey
In Cairo President Barack Obama has to show if he can make a break ‎with the illusions of the Bush legacy as far as the Muslim world is ‎concerned.‎
Opinion: Private Sector can Help in Finding and Creating Jobs
By Sami Zaptia‎
A controversy has been rumbling on over the last couple of months. It started when ‎the National Centre for Vocational Training and Development (NCVTD) was closed ‎down by GPC decision No. (192) 2009 of 2nd May 2009.‎
Opinion: Can Obama Entice the Arabs?
By Ramzy Baroud
Among many major misconceptions pertaining to Arabs and Muslims is the common ‎belief that they are a weak-willed, irrelevant collective, easily influenced and effortlessly ‎manipulated. This mistaken assumption underscores the very ailment that has afflicted ‎US foreign policy in the Middle East for generations. ‎
Opinion: Towards an EU-Libyan Agreement that Serves the Interests of Both Parties
By Dr. Mustafa Abdalla Kashiem
Due to political, economic and cultural factors, the Euro-Libyan relations are the focus of ‎politicians and scholars alike. The contemporary Euro-Libyan relations have taken new ‎directions since the European Union (EU) adopted a decision on October 11, 2004 to lift ‎the trade and arms embargo on Libya.
Opinion: Netanyahu’s New Quest: The Game is On
By Ramzy ‎Baroud ‎
In the occupied Palestinian territories, the situation then seemed incredibly grim. But ‎there was no Israeli wall. The settlements were smaller in size and in population. Gaza ‎was besieged, but not to the point of total suffocation.
Opinion: The Pope’s Infallibility and Other Tall Tales
By Ramzy Baroud
"Gaza is not on the Pope’s itinerary, nor will it be. There will be no change in these plans. But I’ll say it very clearly, the Pope is absolutely not going to Gaza."
Opinion: Quality in Health Care is Urgently Needed in Libya
By Sami Zaptia
Libya’s General Peoples Committee (GPC) for Health released a report in February this year highlighting some vital statistics for the health sector, according to the Pan African News Agency.
Opinion: Psycho: The Myth Called Israel
By Morgan Strong ‎
A nation’s past can be most evocative when attempting to come to an understanding of ‎that history as manifest in present circumstance.
Opinion: Libya's Credit Bureau Vital to Fast Economic Development
By Sami ‎Zaptia ‎
The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) announced in April that its Credit Bureau had started ‎operations on the 15th of the month.‎
Opinion: The Drones Are Coming: New War on Civilians
By Ramzy ‎Baroud
US President Barack Obama took the podium in a White House press ‎conference, and stood with an all-embellished confidence that often ‎accompanies new presidents. Two leaders, whose apparent grandeur ‎barely reflected their embattled leaderships on the ground, flanked him: ‎Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.‎
 
 
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