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  Libya (10/07)
Libya's use--and heavy loss--of Soviet-supplied weaponry in its war with Chad was a notable breach of an apparent Soviet-Libyan understanding not to use the weapons for activities inconsistent with Soviet objectives.
Libya paid compensation in 1999 for the death of British policewoman Yvonne Fletcher, a move that preceded the reopening of the British Embassy in Tripoli, and paid damages to the families of the victims in the bombing of UTA Flight 772.
Libya re-established its diplomatic presence in Washington with the opening of an Interest Section on July 8, 2004, which was subsequently upgraded to a Liaison Office in December 2004 and to a full embassy on May 31, 2006.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5425.htm   (4894 words)

 Libya News - Breaking World Libya News - The New York Times
Libya was a very poor agricultural country with bleak economic prospects until 1958, when petroleum was discovered 200–300 mi (320–480 km) S and SE of the Gulf of Sidra; crude petroleum was exported on an increasingly significant scale between 1961 and 1981.
Libya was made an integral part of Italy in 1939, and the Muslim population was granted a limited form of citizenship.
Libya agreed in 2003 to a $2.7 billion settlement with the families of the victims.
topics.nytimes.com /top/news/international/countriesandterritories/libya/index.html?inline=nyt-geo   (3233 words)

 Libya: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Libya stretches along the northeast coast of Africa between Tunisia and Algeria on the west and Egypt on the east; to the south are the Sudan, Chad, and Niger.
In 2004, Libya also agreed to compensate the families of the victims of the UTA airliner bombing ($170 million) and the Berlin disco bombing ($35 million).
Libya edges back into the fold: all the signs are, that after years of isolation from the West, Libya is about to be re-admitted to......
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107722.html   (1243 words)

  Libya : Location, Map, Area, Capital, Population, Religion, Language - Country Information
Libya shares borders with Tunisia and Algeria in the west, and Egypt in the east, while the Sahara extends across the southern frontiers with Niger, Chad and the Sudan.
The indigenous population of Libya is mostly Berber and Arab in origin; about 17 percent of the population consists of foreign workers and their families.
Membership: Libya is a member of the UN, OAU, Arab League, OPEC, Union of the Arab Maghreb and Organization of the Islamic Conference.
www.arab.de /arabinfo/libya.htm   (257 words)

 Libya national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Libya is a team gifted with extremely talented players that are currently considered unknown, first entered the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 1970.
Libya's second African Cup of Nations saw a return to the higher levels of the international footballing scene at the 2006 African Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.
Libya's talented players were unable to compete with these teams due to problems with there coach, and came away with just one point, from a easy draw with Morocco.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Libya_national_football_team   (630 words)

 Libya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Libya remained part of their empire, although at times virtually autonomous, until Italy invaded in 1911 and, in the face of years of resistance, made Libya a colony.
As the Kingdom of Libya, the country maintained a definitively pro-Western stance yet at the same time was recognized as belonging to the conservative traditionalist bloc in the League of Arab States (Arab League), of which it became a member in 1953.
It is bound to the west by Tunisia and Algeria, the southwest by Niger, the south by Chad and Sudan and to the east by Egypt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Libya   (4456 words)

 Libya - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Libya
The area now known as Libya was inhabited by North African nomads until it came successively under the domination of Phoenicia, Greece, Rome, the Vandals, Byzantium, and Islam, and from the 16th century was part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
Eight months after the two suspects were handed over by Libya in April 1999, it was ruled that they should be tried (under Scots law) on every count they faced, enabling the broadest possible amount of evidence to be put before the court.
Libya became involved in a hostage crisis in the Philippines in September 2000 as hostages held by the Abu Sayyaf Muslim guerrilla group were released in small numbers.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Libya   (1122 words)

 Libya Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya or Libya (Arabic: ليبيا, transliterated Lībiyyā) is a country in North Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, located between Egypt on the east, Sudan on the southeast, Chad and Niger on the south and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.
Libya's socialist-oriented economy depends primarily upon revenues from the petroleum sector, which contributes practically all export earnings and about one-quarter of GDP.
Libya extends over 1,759,540 square kilometres (679,182 sq. mi), making it the 16th largest nation in the world.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Libya   (2990 words)

 Libya and Terrorism
Libya has also made special grants to those responsible for a particular attack, or to a specific organization, in recognition of their actions.
Libya’s embassies throughout the world serve the terrorist groups as arms supply centers with weapons transported to the embassies from Libya by diplomatic pouch.
Libya opened its military bases to the terrorist organizations and accepted numerous terrorists to various training courses in all fields of military expertise.
www.ict.org.il /articles/article3.htm   (1819 words)

 Libya Special Weapons
Libya was no position to obtain access to nuclear weapons in the foreseeable future, given the extremely limited domestic technical base of the country.
Libya appeared to be providing financial assistance and, later, deliveries of uranium "yellow cake" originating in Niger in the hope of eventually being compensated by weapons from Pakistan.
Libya had a theoretical capability of delivering nuclear weapons in the form of Scud and FROG missiles and missiles delivered by medium-range Tu-22 bombers.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/libya   (842 words)

 Libya travel guide - Wikitravel
There are also some international routes between Libya's second city Benghazi to destinations such as Alexandria and Cairo (according to the LAA website London and Casablanca are planned from Benghazi).
Libya faces a long road ahead in liberalizing the socialist-oriented economy, but initial steps - including applying for WTO membership, reducing some subsidies, and announcing plans for privatization - are laying the groundwork for a transition to a more market-based economy.
Libya does not currently maintain an embassy in the US but a new "liaison office" +202-944-9601, [6] opened in 2005 in Washington DC.
wikitravel.org /en/Libya   (1436 words)

 Libya News
Libya and Yemen on Sunday jointly appealed to the international community, the UN Security Council in particular, to take timely and effective measures to stop Israeli strikes on the Palestinian territories and...
Libya and Tunisia agreed to create a free trade zone, according to a joint statement issued on Sunday following a two-day summit meeting in Tripoli between Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Libyan...
Libya is holding off on making hundreds of millions of dollars in payments to the families of Americans killed in the bombing of a Pan Am jumbo jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988.
www.topix.net /world/libya   (699 words)

 Libya : Libyan tourism and travel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Libya has played host to many civilizations, and has enriched civilization in its turn, with writings, drawings and engravings in the caves of TADRART mountains, and archaeological treasures from ATAFT.
Explore Libya's desert in WADI ASH SHATI, the plain of AWAYNAT, BRAK, MURZUQ, and the oasis of AL KUFRAH, ZALLAH and BAZIMAH.
Libya may be the land of ancient civilizations, but it also looks to the future.
www.libyaonline.com /libya   (633 words)

 CNN.com - Bush, Blair: Libya to dismantle WMD programs - Dec. 20, 2003
Libya has tried to develop weapons of mass destruction and long-range missiles in the past, but has agreed to dismantle the programs, President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Friday in simultaneous televised speeches.
Libya's nuclear weapons program was "much further advanced" than U.S. and British intelligence had thought, and included centrifuges and a uranium enrichment program, all necessary components in making a nuclear bomb, a senior administration official said Friday.
Libya also agreed to adhere to international agreements on chemical weapons and sign an additional protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the nuclear watchdog group.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/12/19/bush.libya   (966 words)

 Geology of Libya
Palaeogeological maps (Stephanian-Autunian to Pliocene) of Libya and the Gulf of Sirte (IGCP 369).
Libya seep screening study and Eastern Mediterranean seep-seismic study, by Infoterra (formerly NRSC).
IEF (International Energy Foundation): founded in Tripoli, Libya in 1988, this is a non-political, non-governmental group of scientists, researchers, engineers and others from around the world, working together.
www.northafrica.de /libya.htm   (964 words)

 The EU's relations with Libya - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Libya is a Maghreb country, a member of the Arab Maghreb Union and a founding member of the African Union.
On that occasion agreement was given by the Libyan authorities on the accreditation to Libya, as a non-resident Ambassador, of the Head of the Commission Delegation in Tunis.
Finally, the long-term objective of the EU policy towards Libya is and remains Libya´s full accession to the Barcelona Process and participation in the European Neighbourhood Policy.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/lybia/intro   (955 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | Libya takes human rights role
Libya was nominated to run the UN Human Rights Commission by African nations.
Our correspondent says this was widely seen as part of the unofficial quid pro quo Libya had negotiated in return for financing the newly-created African Union, the successor to the Organisation of African Unity, which was formed last year.
Amnesty International said that when it learnt Libya had been nominated to the Commission, it wrote to the government in Tripoli asking for permission for human rights investigators to do their work there, but had not received a reply.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/2672029.stm   (741 words)

 Libyaonline.com | Libya News, Business, Tourism, Music, Sport and Guide.
The symposium was organized by the International Agency for development of projects in cooperation with the Joint French-Libyan Chamber of Commerce and Embassy of France to the Great Jamahiriya under the theme..
In the match that was held in Misurata Hall between Al-Jazeera and Al-Ittihad within the final match of Handball league, Al-Jazeera could win the match (30/27), according to this result Al-Jazeera wins the handball league title.It is to be mentioned that Al-Jazeera, the eight times winner of the title..
Tripoli, or Tarabalus Al-Gharb (Tripoli of the West in Arabic), is the major city and de facto capital of Libya.
www.libyaonline.com   (465 words)

In the time, in fact, the known world was divided up into Asia, Europe and Libya (which included the whole of North Africa); a world that according to Phoenician navigators sent on expeditions by an Egyptian pharaoh was surrounded by a mysterious, boundless ocean.
But Libya today also means modern cities, ports, airports, hotels, economic infrastructures, universities, centers of Islamic culture, and important industrial centers geared to change.
A sacred word in the land of Libya that is so faithful to its traditions reflecting the spirit of the Libyan people.
tourlibya.orgfree.com   (1945 words)

 Hope grows that Khadafy's liberal son will change Libya
(09-23) 04:00 PDT Cyrene, Libya -- The thin man with a shaved head smiled slightly as he made his way to a podium erected amid Greek ruins, a serious presence in a boisterous crowd that gathered last week to celebrate plans for an eco- development region near this town in the deserts of eastern Libya.
The Khadafy Foundation he runs "was certainly helpful in the nurses' case," said Dr. Richard J. Roberts, who led a group of Nobel Prize winners in petitioning Libya for the release of the medical workers, five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor.
Libya is ranked the third most repressive economy in the world by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative research group in the United States.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/23/MNQSSCFVF.DTL&feed=rss.news   (1087 words)

Libya's flag was adopted in 1977, after leaving the Federation of Arab Republics.
Green is the national color of Libya as well as a symbol of devotion to Islam.
A note to the image in Album des pavillons explains that it could be also in ratio 2:3, and that there are yet unconfirmed reports of what might be naval ensign green with two crossed anchors in the middle.
flagspot.net /flags/ly.html   (357 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Country profiles | Country profile: Libya
Libya was blamed for the Lockerbie plane bombing, and two Libyans suspected of organising the incident were handed over in 1999 for trial in The Hague under Scottish law.
Libya possesses considerable reserves of oil and gas, but the sector remains relatively undeveloped.
Libya's alleged involvement in attacks in Europe in the 1980s triggered US military strikes in 1986.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/819291.stm   (850 words)

The restrictions on the use of U.S. passport for travel to, in, or through Libya were lifted in February 2004.
In addition to being subject to all Libyan laws, U.S. citizens who also possess the nationality of Libya may be subject to other laws that impose special obligations on Libyan citizens, including use of a Libyan passport to enter and depart Libya.
Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime, prosecutable in the United States.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_951.html   (2390 words)

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