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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fierce factional fighting in Tripoli, Lebanon, continued Monday for a second day as residents fled or hid in underground shelters, a security official said.
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.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.