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We understand the need and importance of reliable, objective English sources on the current events in Libya, we have collected a list of reliable places where you can continue to get the latest news on Libya. Click on the logo to be directed to the sites. Thank you all.
Libya Herald – libyaherald.com
Libya Herald is a newly formed news… Read More
We would like to thank you all for your tremendous support throughout an unbelievable year in Libya and in our lives. When we first started feb17.info we set out with the goal to make the Libyan people’s voices heard during their fight for freedom, to gain worldwide support, to expose the ruthlessness of the Gaddafi… Read More
When Abdullah Senussi ordered the arrest of lawyer Fethi Tarbel on February 15 last year, Libya’s then intelligence chief did not realise he was effectively signing the death warrant of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
Tarbel, a human rights activist and former political prisoner, was the co-ordinator of one of the few independent organisations in Libya – a group of families of victims of the Abu Salim prison massacre, where more than 1 200 political prisoners were killed by security forces in 1996.
Today Tarbel, 39, is the new Libya’s youth and sports minister.
Casually dressed in a jacket and sneakers, he remembers that Tuesday a year ago when about two dozen men arrested him and drove him off to meet Senussi, who headed the repressive arm of the Gaddafi regime.
Libyan internet users had by then already fixed February 17 as their “Day of Anger” in the wake of Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings across the borders.… Read More
By Grant Smith
OPEC will raise shipments by 0.7 percent this month as Libya continues to restore production that was halted during last year’s uprising, according to tanker- tracker Oil Movements.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will export 23.38 million barrels a day in the four weeks to March 3, up from the 23.21 million barrels in the period to Feb. 4, the Halifax, England-based researcher said today in an e-mailed report. The figures exclude Angola and Ecuador.
“It’s coming from Libya partly, and partly from the Gulf,” said Roy Mason, Oil Movements’ founder, who estimates the North African nation has restored about two-thirds of its capacity. “But the peak in winter demand has passed, and so the decline in shipments should happen soon. If it doesn’t, there’s something truly remarkable happening with demand.”… Read More
By Nigel Duara
A Libyan-American who says he was forbidden from returning to the United States and questioned by FBI agents in Tunisia after visiting neighboring Libya insists he has done nothing wrong.
“I do intend to protect my rights. I do intend to clear my name,” 55-year-old Jamal Tarhuni said after arriving at Portland International Airport Tuesday morning from Amsterdam.
Tarhuni belongs to a Portland mosque that has been under scrutiny by federal investigators in years past.
He traveled to Libya last fall to help deliver humanitarian supplies. Tarhuni said he was barred without explanation from flying home on a flight from Tunis, Tunisia, on Jan. 17 and that he was told he should report to the U.S. Consulate.
Tarhuni said when he went to the consulate he was told he was on a no-fly list and was questioned by two FBI agents about his religious beliefs, whether he believes in Sharia law and about his mosque.… Read More
Benghazi… The Spark
It was a somber night across Libya. February 15, 2011. While most of the North African region remained ablaze with revolution, change, and freedom, Libya was abnormally quiet and on-edge. A rather smug and unmoved Gaddafi had appeared… Read More