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2006-05-15 07:20:00

Most vacationers seeking a north African break tend to think of Morocco's exquisite medieval cities or the beaches of sun-kissed Tunisia.

2006-04-14 22:48:24

By William Maclean TRIPOLI (Reuters) - With Muammar Gaddafi's home as a backdrop, U.S. singer Lionel Richie jived and rocked for an adoring Libyan audience on Saturday in a concert to mark the 20th anniversary of a U.S. raid on the North African country.

2006-04-14 21:23:05

By William Maclean TRIPOLI (Reuters) - With Muammar Gaddafi's home as a backdrop, U.S. singer Lionel Ritchie jived and rocked for an adoring Libyan audience on Saturday in a concert to mark the 20th anniversary of a U.S. raid on the North African country.

2006-04-14 07:49:17

By William Maclean TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Flying glass fragments partially blinded Nasser Gerana's mother when a U.S. missile smashed into their home in the Libyan capital Tripoli in 1986.

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2006-03-28 05:30:00

Thousands of Western visitors are flooding into Libya to view a solar eclipse due on Wednesday in the largest tourist event ever held in the long-isolated north African country, officials said.

2006-03-24 08:11:11

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi pledged support for Palestinian militant group Hamas, which faces cuts in Western funding over its refusal to denounce violence against Israel, state news agency Jana said on Friday.

2006-03-06 10:58:53

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's replacement of reform-minded prime minister Shokri Ghanem with a cautious figure will lead to a pause in economic reforms, strongly opposed by government hardliners, analysts and diplomats said.

2006-02-18 09:11:34

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - An Italian minister rejected accusations on Saturday that he was to blame for deadly clashes in Libya over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad which he had made into T-shirts and wore on state television.

2006-02-17 19:31:41

By Salah Sarrar TRIPOLI (Reuters) - About 10 people were killed in clashes on Friday between Libyan police and demonstrators angry at cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, Italy's ambassador to Tripoli said.

2006-01-21 15:26:23

By Salah Sarrar TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Families of over 400 Libyan children with HIV asked for 4.4 billion euros ($5.3 billion) on Saturday from donors trying to end a standoff over six foreign medics accused of giving them the disease.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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