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2009-08-30 11:40:00

TRIPOLI, Libya, August 30 /PRNewswire/ -- - Spectacular Opening Event to Headline a Week-long Series of Celebratory Events - Libya's Rich and Ancient History Featuring the Jewels of the African Union to be Showcased Preparations are near conclusion for 'Celebrate Libya', one of Africa's biggest ever events, in Tripoli today. The grand celebration will then set in motion a week-long series of festivities for the world to enjoy. Libya appears to be striving not...

2009-08-27 13:19:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In Trail of the Octopus, Lester K. Coleman, former agent of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) reveals the truth behind the infamous Lockerbie Pan Am 103 bombing. Published for the first time in the United States, the book relates Coleman's experiences as an Arabic-speaking DIA agent, assisting the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Cyprus, where the DEA had built cozy relationships with heroin dealers to supply its state-side sting...

2009-08-04 09:00:00

TORONTO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Libyan businessman and philanthropist, Khaled El-Hamedi, has been selected for induction into this years Champion of Digital Literacy Hall of Fame and was given the program's highest honor, the Inspiration Award, for his work in promoting computer literacy in Libya. El-Hamedi has a history of working for humanitarian causes. In addition to being chairman of ENG Holding he is also the president of International Organization for Peace, Care and Relief (IOPCR),...

2009-08-04 06:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The legal team that over the course of 20 years, secured billions of dollars in compensation for the Pan Am Flight 103 terrorist victims' families was named a winner of the Public Justice Foundation's 2009 "Trial Lawyer of the Year Award" at ceremonies in San Francisco on July 28. The attorneys recovered more than $500 million from the airline's insurers and $2.7 billion from the Libyan government. The Lockerbie, Scotland - Pan Am Flight 103 litigation...

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2009-06-18 06:12:59

The World Health Organization is looking into a potential outbreak of bubonic plague in Libya near the Egyptian border. According to Libyan officials, one person had died from the disease and several more are sick in the town of Tubruq. The disease, also known as the Black Death, has been reported in sub-Saharan Africa multiple times, but can be treated with antibiotics if diagnosed early enough. According to Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, spokeswomen for the WHO, the organization received a request...

2009-03-03 09:32:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Libyan Department of Relief and Humanitarian Assistance, also known as Libyan Aid, recently established a significant capability for medical disaster response in Benghazi, Libya. On the morning of February 16th, experts from the American-based company BLU-MED Response Systems assisted in a training exercise at Benghazi's Garyounis University where members of Libyan Aid erected the 50-bed mobile hospital. The deployable facility, procured from...

2009-02-23 18:45:54

Ace Hardware Corp. said Monday it plans to open six stores in Libya during the next 10 years, beginning with two stores this year in Tripoli. The retail cooperative, based in Oak Brook, Ill., said it had agreed to terms of a license agreement with Technology Corner, a consortium of Libyan business interests, Crain's Chicago Business said Monday. Technology Corner Director Hasan Zayed issued a statement saying he hopes to bring a new approach to home improvement retailing to Libya in a...

2008-11-23 14:00:18

Prince Andrew spent four days in Tunisia with his friend Tarek Kaituni, who has a gun-smuggling conviction, a spokeswoman for the British royal confirms. The unidentified spokeswoman said while Andrew did enjoy the hospitality of Kaituni during his stay last week, the royal family member intends to pay back the Libyan native for his hospitality, The Sunday Times of London reported. The duke is reimbursing him (Kaituni) and we just do it sort of privately because the duke is not carrying a...

2008-11-03 09:00:32

Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi says he wants to strengthen commercial ties with Russia, especially in the oil and gas sectors. After meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow over the weekend, Gadhafi told the Interfax news agency that he and Putin "think alike about gas and oil policies" and may be angling to play Russia off the United States for commercial and political advantages, The New York Times quoted analysts as saying. "(Libyans) want to say, 'Look, we...

2008-10-30 21:00:12

Italy warned the Libyan government about the U.S. plan to bomb Tripoli a day before the 1986 attack, a Libyan official said Thursday. Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdel-Rahman Shalgam said at a Rome press conference Thursday that Italian Premier Bettino Craxi warned of the impending attack, ANSA reported. Shalgam said the warning might have saved the life of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and most of his family. "Premier Craxi sent an Italian friend we had in common to tell me,...


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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.