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Libyans Receive Al-Megrahi’s Release with Open Arms, Shocked at His State of Health
Libyans celebrated the return of their beloved son, Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi, with thousands waiting for his plane to land at Ma’atiqa International airport. But those who have had the chance to see today’s photos of Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi in such a bad state of his health are expressing shock, accusing Scottish authorities of not doing enough to treat him.

Chavez: US Putting South America under Siege
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday said the United States is seeking to put South America under a military siege, and warned Venezuela will strengthen defense.
Iran Praises Syria's Resistance
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised on Wednesday key ally Syria for its "resistance" in the face of world powers in a meeting with visiting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, state media reported.
Israeli Tanks Kill Two Palestinians in Gaza
Israeli soldiers have launched an invasion into the beleaguered Gaza Strip, killing a Palestinian mother and her child while injuring a man elsewhere.
British Ambassador Hosts Farewell Reception for Libyan Imams Travelling to the UK
The British ambassador in Libya, Vincent Fean, held a farewell reception on 18 August for 11 imams before their departure to the UK for the month of Ramadan.
Al-Megrahi Has been Freed
The Libyan citizen Abdelbaset al-Megrahi who has been unjustly convicted in the Lockerbie case has been freed Thursday Morning. He will be arriving Tripoli shortly.
Megrahi to be Released on Thursday, Only after He Dropped his Appeal Against Conviction
Terminally ill, the Libyan citizen imprisoned in a Scottish prison will be released on Thursday after being ‘persuaded’ to drop his appeal against convection in the Lockerbie disaster.
African Union-UN Force Hosts Round-Table Talks on Darfur Peace Process
The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping operation in Darfur (UNAMID) convened a round-table discussion with the signatories to the 2006 pact that aims to bring peace to the Sudanese region.
Switzerland Publicly Apologizes to Libya
Switzerland publicly and officially apologized to Libya on Thursday for the unjustified arrest of Libyan diplomat Hannibal Muammar Al-Qathafi and his family by the Geneva police on 15 July 2008, the Libyan news agency JANA reported on.
Al-Megrahi Calls Mother Who Says She Keeps the Door Open, Expecting Him to Enter at Any Moment
Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan citizen imprisoned for 27 years in a Scottish jail, has called his mother on Wednesday telling her that he hoped to be with her by Ramadan, but he also said he has not been informed of his possible release.
Senator McCain Leads Delegation in Two-day Visit to Great Jamahiriya
A United States Congress delegation led by Senator John McCain arrived Tripoli on Thursday morning in a two-day visit to Great Jamahiriya.
Additional Peacekeepers From Burkina Faso Arrive in Darfur
The second batch of the advance party of the infantry battalion from Burkina Faso, consisting of 133 personnel, arrived today in Nyala in South Darfur to join the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).
Double Suicide Bombing Kills More than 20 in Iraq
A double suicide bombing devastated a cafe packed with young people in northwestern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 21 people, officials said, in the latest attack against a minority community.
Piracy or Mafia row? Missing ship Mystery Deepens
Mystery deepened Wednesday over a missing Russian-crewed cargo ship last seen in July in the English Channel, as experts debated whether pirates, a mafia quarrel or a commercial dispute were to blame.
Castro Warns from Economic Downturn
Fidel Castro celebrated his 83rd birthday with a bleak warning over US handling of the global economic crisis, as photos emerged apparently showing the former Cuban leader in better health.
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