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 Exodus from Besieged Sirte Continues Unabated 
The National Transitional Council's forces as revolutionary fighters continued their offensive to seize control of Sirte from former Al Qathafi loyalists who keep on stubbornly defending the leader's hometown. At the same time, hundreds of families packed up their personal belongings and tried to flee the besieged city.
 NTC Official Attends Tuareg-Arab Talks in Ghadames 
The National Transitional Council's military chief Suleiman Mahmoud al-Obeidi on Friday attended a meeting in the southwestern town of Ghadames between Tuareg tribesmen and local Arabs in the Ghadames, that had been believed to have been hiding former Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi.
 US Senator Calls Libyans 'Inspiration to the World' 
Former American Presidential candidate John McCain, heading a delegation made up of four Republic senators, the most prominent American delegation to travel to the Libya since the ousting of Muammar Al Qathafi from power, said that Libya's revolutionaries were an inspiration to the world, and that he had full confidence in the country's new leaders.
 Italian Foreign Minister Begins Libya Visit 
Italy's foreign minister, Franco Frattini arrived in Tripoli Friday in the first visit by a member of the Italian government since the overthrow over a month ago of former Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi after a conflict that began in mid-February and is still ongoing.
 UN Envoy Urges Peaceful Elections in Liberia 

Less than two weeks before they go to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections, the top United Nations official in the West African country has urged Liberians to remain peaceful and cast their ballots to show the world they are ready to consolidate what has been achieved over the past eight years of stability.
 Why Exactly Does Libya Need Democracy? 

Everyone these days speaks about the necessity for a democratic system in post Gaddafi Libya. Most, speak of it in vague terms that make it sound as the magic pill that will solve all of Libya’s problems. Yet, much of that discussion seems to take place in the absence of what does that really means and how will this, undefined democracy, meet the needs of the country and its people.
 Jibril Confirms Pledge Not To Form Part of New Libyan Government 
Libya's interim prime minister Mahmoud Jibril, currently chairing the executive committee of the National Transitional Council said Thursday that he will not be a part of the new government of Libya, the formation of which has been postponed until the end of the country's conflict.
Summary of the American and International Press on the Libyan Revolution - Morgan Strong
Forces of Libya's interim government have captured the airport in Muammar Al Qathafi's hometown of Sirte with support from NATO warplanes, one of two main remaining bastions of support for the deposed leader.
 NTC Vowing to Remove Weapons from Tripoli Streets 

With Libya's interim administration pledging to restore calm and remove heavy weapons from the streets of Tripoli, Ahmed Bani, Libya's National Transitional Council’s military spokesman, told reporters that heavy weapons have no place in the Libyan capital.
 Bahrain: Medics Who Treated Protesters Jailed 

Bahrain has jailed 20 medics up to 15 years, after convicting them of incitement to overthrow the regime. The medics were arrested after they treated people injured when a protest movement calling for more rights was crushed by the authorities.
 Saadi Al Qathafi Wanted by Interpol; Al-Baghdadi on Hunger Strike in Tunisia 
The world's police body Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for former Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi's third son Saadi for alleged crimes during his time at the head of Libya’s football federation, Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi, has started a hunger strike in a prison in Tunisia.
 Is an Islamic State (Caliphate) an Extreme Islamic Goal? 

The word 'extreme' only takes on meaning when defined against some benchmark. 'Extreme' weather is a serious departure from a normal, expected climate; extremely hot or cold water is defined as such when compared against, say, lukewarm. The word is relative and defined in relation to some 'norm'. Ideas are not different.
 Group Warns Against Food Shortage at Tripoli Zoo 
One of the family and tourist attractions in Libya, the Tripoli zoo is in urgent need of medical equipment and only has enough food for three weeks, a Bulgarian animal welfare group conducting a relief operation has said.
 Former Mubarak's Info Minister Gets Seven Year Prison Term 

Anas el-Fiqqi is the latest in the growing list of convictions of high-ranking figures from the former regime for crimes committed during Mubarak's nearly 30-year rule. Others include the former interior minister, tourism minister and a ruling party insider and steel magnate. El-Fiqqi was jailed for seven years.
 US Senators, Sudanese V/President on Libya Visit 

Four United States Republican senators have arrived in Libya Thursday to meet with the nation’s new rulers, the National Transitional Council. Also on an official visit is Sudan's vice president.
 Update: Saadi Al Qathafi; on Interpol's Wanted List; Al-Baghdadi on Hunger Strike 
The world's police body Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for former Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi's third son Saadi for alleged crimes during his time at the head of Libya’s football federation, Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi, has started a hunger strike in a prison in Tunisia.
 Libya Ready to Cooperate Over Lockerbie 

After declaring on Monday as “cased closed” after a request from Scottish authorities to investigate more suspects in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, Libya's interim justice minister made a U-turn by saying at a news conference, that Libya would co-operate with investigators in Scotland.
 NTC Fighters Capture Sirte Airport But Report Casualties From Fierce Fighting 
The National Transitional Council's forces say they captured the airport in former leader Muammar Al Qathafi's home town of Sirte. But there are also reports indicating that they are being forced to fight fierce battles against the former leader's loyalists in Sirte and the other remaining bastion loyal to him at Bani Walid.
Summary of the American and International Press on the Libyan Revolution - Morgan Strong

Libya has issued a summons for Muammar Al Qathafi’s former Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, who fled the country for neighbouring Tunisia, the interim justice minister said Wednesday.
 Libya's NTC Postpones Formation of New Goverment 

Libya's National Transitional Council, NTC has decided to postpone the announcement of a newly- formed interim government until the entire country is liberated from forces loyal to former leader Muammar Al Qathafi, and is under the council's rule.
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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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