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Formula 1: Webber maintains Red Bull Stranglehold in Qualifiers for British GP

Red Bull’s Australian driver, Mark Webber was the quickest of the lot in an intermittently rainy qualifying session for Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone. He will start the ninth round of the 2011 Formula 1 Championship from pole, ahead of team-mate and World Drivers' Champion and current leader, Sebastian Vettel.
 South Sudanese Celebrate Birth of a New Nation 

Celebrations erupted across Juba, the capital of the new African nation of Sudan with jubilant crowds marking South Sudan's long-awaited day of freedom on Saturday. Thousands danced through the night to mark the first hours of their independence.
 Egyptian Masses Protest Over Slow Pace of Reform 
Egyptian capital, Cairo's Tahrir Square, epicentre of the protests that ousted Mubarak in February, Friday once again witnessed tens of thousands of people in protest. They took to the streets across Egypt to defend the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, directing their anger at the new military rulers over the slow pace of reform.
 EU, NATO Invite Rebels' Leaders to Brussels Meetings 
The European Union has announced that on Wednesday in Brussels, Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, will meet a delegation from the Libyan rebels' National Transitional Council to be headed by its leader, Mahmoud Jibril.
 Al Qathafi Repeats Threat Against Europe if NATO Attacks on Libya Not Stopped 

For the second successive Friday, Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi lashed out on Friday at those seeking to push him from power, warning in an audio message broadcast on Libyan state TV that NATO and his other enemies would be trampled "under the feet of the Libyan masses". He again threatened an attack on Europe as revenge against the NATO-led attacks against him and his regim
Summary of the American and International Press on the Libyan Revolution - Morgan Strong
NATO warplanes bombed forces loyal to Muammar Al Qathafi in Libya's Western Mountains on Friday at the front line where Al Qathafi's troops retreated two days ago from a rebel advance.
 IOM Evacuates Chadian Migrants from Libya 
The International Organisation for Migration since the Libyan war broke out was called into action to airlift from government-controlled southern Libya about 370 African migrants, mainly Chadian, and fly them to the Chad capital N'djamena.
 UN Moves to Ease Libya Sanctions for Fear of Shortage of Essential Supplies 
Fearing an acute shortage of medical and other essential supplies, Libya's rival factions are in talks with the United Nations to ease international sanctions on the war-torn nation, AFP has reported.
 Libyan Rebels Push on, Al Qathafi's Forces Regroup, and UN Calls for End to War 
Pro-Libyan government forces held on to two cities west of Tripoli, as, with the UN calling for a peaceful transition to end the war, Libyan rebels Friday advanced on two fronts.
 Libyan Rebels Targeting Important Mountain City of Gharyan 
Having seized al-Qwalish, the rebels battling to oust Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi from power, are embarking on a third day of NATO-backed offensive Friday to add to their recent gains this week. Their main target is the garrison city and government stronghold in the Nafusa mountains of Gharyan.
 'ICC Will Not Accept Blackmail' to Withdraw Al Qathafi's Arrest Warrant 
The International Criminal Court will not accept embattled Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi's "blackmail" demands to withdraw its arrest warrant before he steps down.
 US House Against Libya Mission, Rejects Effort to Prohibit Funding 
The United States House of Representatives voting to block direct American support for rebel forces in Libya, but at the same time has rejected an effort to prohibit funds for the U.S. military operation against Libya.
Summary of the American and International Press on the Libyan Revolution - Morgan Strong
Rebel victories in Libya’s western mountains are shifting the focus of efforts to topple Muammar Al Qathafi’s regime, as fighters close in on cities that control the government’s main supply routes.
 Record World Food Prices Set to Remain High Into 2012, says UN report 

World food prices rose to near record high according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, and they are likely to remain high for the rest of this year and into 2012 due to dwindling stocks and only small production increases for the majority of crops. There has also been a steep increase in the price of sugar.
UK's Biggest Selling Tabloid, NOTW Folds Up After Scandal
Britain's Sunday weekly newspaper, News of the World will print its last-ever edition this Sunday following a scandal over phone-hacking. News International chairman James Murdoch has said.
 Libya: Tribal Leaders, Rebel Officials Meet in Cairo to Try to End Conflict 
As part of tribal mediation between the government and the rebels, representatives of several Libyan tribes arrived in the Egyptian capital, Cairo on Thursday in order to conduct talks with the rebel leaders aimed at reaching an agreement to end the almost five-long conflict that began in mid-February aimed at ousting the Libyan leader, Muammar Al Qathafi from power.
Libya: NATO Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way - Daniel Kalinaki
Four months after a NATO-backed bomb-and-batter attempt to oust him, Libya's Col. Muammar Al Qathafi retains his decades-long grip on power. NATO and US President Barack Obama have invested pride and politico-military capital in trying to get rid of Al Qathafi, including successfully procuring warrants for his arrest from the International Criminal Court.
 Libya To Charge Rebel Leaders In Special Court 
Libyan prosecutors plan to charge rebel leaders with national security crimes, seeking to convict as traitors those leading the armed uprising against the Libyan leader, Muammar Al Qathafi that has plunged the country into civil war, officials have said.
 Benghazi Crowds Demonstrate in Support of Rebels and Recent Gains 
Following the rebels' recent gains in the western mountains of Libya in an attempt to oust Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi from power in a campaign that began mid-February, tens of thousands of people staged huge demonstrations to show their support to the cause in the rebel-held cities of Misurata and Benghazi.
 Libyan Govt Accuses NATO of Intensifying Bombing to Help Rebels 
A senior Libyan official Thursday accused NATO of intensifying its bombing campaign and backing foreign mercenaries to lay the groundwork for an advance by rebels trying to topple Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi's regime.
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APICORP Reports Highest Annual Net Profit in its History
Building further on its strong performance amidst a challenging global economic environment, The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) today, May 9, 2011, reported its highest ever annual net profit, total assets and total shareholders’ equity. The government Libya has a 15% stake in APICORP.
Renewable Energy is a Win-win Situation for Everyone, Says CEO of the Desertec Industrial Initiative (DII)
Paul van Son, CEO of the Desertec Industrial Initiative (DII) made his first brief visit to Libya last week where he met with various Libyan officials and institutions.
Libya to Host OPEC Summit in 2012
Libya is to host the OPEC summit for the year 2012 as a result of a decision adopted by the summit on Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.OPEC members will also discuss the dollar issue at the Dec. 5 meeting in Abu Dhabi.
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