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2008-09-09 12:00:24

Libya-based airline Afriqiyah Airways has taken delivery of its first medium-range Airbus A319 aircraft. The A319 is the first of three aircraft of this type to be delivered to the airline, and is part of an order signed in 2006, which also includes 11 A320s and three long-range A330-200s. In 2007, Afriqiyah Airways had signed a firm contract for six A350XWB aircraft to further expand their international long-haul network. The A319 will be integrated into Afriqiyah's all-Airbus fleet, and...

2008-09-05 15:00:03

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Libya, Friday, the first time a top-ranking U.S. diplomat has visited the African nation in 50 years. Rice is scheduled to meet with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and other officials in Tripoli, the country's capital, CNN reported. In Portugal, before flying to Tripoli, Rice called the mission "a historic moment and it is one that has come after a lot of difficulty, the suffering of many people that will never be forgotten or assuaged, a...

2008-08-27 06:00:35

Text of report by state-owned Libyan TV on 27 August Negotiations conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority in the Great Jamahiriya with the highjackers of the Sudanese plane which landed in Al-Kufrah airport succeeded in releasing all of the plane's passengers. Originally published by Libyan TV, Tripoli, in Arabic 0838 27 Aug 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Middle East. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-15 09:00:25

By ROBERT FISK Bomb attack in Tripoli has exposed the brutal infighting in the country's second city Abdullah got it about right. Picking his fingernails in the ticket office of the local bus station, he lowered his eyes. He had seen everything; the severed arms and legs of Lebanese soldiers, the still uniformed but headless infantryman slumped out of the window of the minibus round the corner, and the bodies of all the little people who die when bombs go off here: the old man who sold...

2008-08-14 21:00:13

Excerpt from report by state-owned Libyan TV on 14 August The Great Jamahiriyah and the United States of America this afternoon in Tripoli signed an agreement regarding the settlement of legal proceedings and civil actions from both sides for past damages. The agreement was signed from the Libyan side by secretary of the two Americas affairs at the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation, and from the American side US Assistant Secretary of State David...

2008-08-14 09:00:23

By ROBERT F WORTH By Robert F. Worth The New York Times TRIPOLI, Lebanon A bomb hidden in a briefcase tore through a bus packed with Lebanese army soldiers on their way to work Wednesday morning, killing 18 people, including nine soldiers, and wounding more than 40 people. The bombing overshadowed news from Damascus that Syria and Lebanon would establish diplomatic relations for the first time since each country achieved independence from France in the 1940s. The announcement, at...

2008-08-14 09:00:23

By Robert F. Worth and Tom Rachman A bomb hidden in a briefcase exploded on a bus in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 30 others, the Lebanese Army said. Lebanon has suffered a wave of bombings in recent years, including the 2005 killing of the former prime minister, Rafik Hariri, which led to political upheaval in the country. However, the attack Wednesday was the first large-scale bombing in months....

2008-07-11 15:00:25

By Karen Heinselman, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jul. 11--TRIPOLI -- Squeals emerge from a cluster of bushes and trees. About a half-dozen adolescent girls swat at mosquitoes and snack on raspberries as they poke through underbrush at Cedar Bend Park. The young ladies are attending a twice-a-week day camp offered by the Bremer County Conservation Board this month. They are supposed to save the berries, but the fresh treat is too tempting for some, and hands dip repeatedly into the...

2008-06-24 02:29:28

Fierce factional fighting in Tripoli, Lebanon, continued Monday for a second day as residents fled or hid in underground shelters, a security official said. An unnamed Lebanese security official told al-Alam Satellite TV at least two people had been wounded in the latest fighting, in which backers of Lebanon's pro-Western government are battling al-Awite supporters of the opposition with heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. Four people were killed and 33 wounded in Tripoli...

2007-12-31 12:00:22

Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction has signed a contract with General Electricity Company of Libya to supply four 350MW boilers to the oil-fired thermal power plant in Al Khalij, Saudi Arabia. Doosan has previously signed a contract for four 350MW boilers for oil-fired thermal power plant worth $260 million in Tripoli West, Libya. The Tripoli West power plant will be built in a region about 20km from Tripoli, capital of Libya, and the Al Khalij power plant will be situated 20km west...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.