Milan. AC Milan on Friday denied a newspaper claim that owner Silvio Berlusconi had asked Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi if he wanted to buy the club. Fininvest, the Berlusconi holding company that controls Milan, issued a statement ''reiterating, yet again, that there is no plan to sell stakes of AC Milan''.
Under the front-page headline 'Gheddafi, Do You Want To Buy Milan?', the left-leaning La Repubblica daily said Friday that Italian Premier Berlusconi had suggested Libya should take a stake in the club during his recent visit to Tripoli on the
According to the London Sunday Times:
Secret Letters Reveal Labour’s Libyan Deal
"DURING the past year a small ship bristling with computers and seismic equipment has been crisscrossing the Gulf of Sidra, in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast. Its mission: to help to find BP’s next offshore oilfields.
Counterterrorism Blog 01 September 2009
By Walid Phares
Megrahi's welcome in Tripol: the trigger
The release by Scottish authorities of convicted Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from prison has created one of the most negative emotional reactions in the United States and other countries. Moved by anger toward the injustice displayed by Scottish authorities to the families and survivors of the victims of the terror attack against Pan Am Flight 103, Americans and large segments of international public opinion are infuriated by the freeing of the convicted terrorist, even under the described Scottish legal values based on compassionate release due to terminal illness.
The Brussels Journal 01 September 2009
By A. Millar
The release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi from his Scottish jail just over a week ago was greeted by open suspicion and contempt by the British public. Al-Megrahi’s prostate cancer, along with a hefty dose of “compassion,” was the official version, read out by Kenny MacAskill, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Justice. Accordingly, al-Megrahi – who was convicted of murdering 270 people (mostly Americans) by blowing up the Pan Am Flight 103 over the town of Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 – was going home to die. The decision, MacAskill said at the time, was his, and his alone.
London. The son of Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi Friday reignited the row over the release of the Lockerbie bomber by claiming a direct link between trade interest and an Anglo-Libyan prisoner transfer
I remember the day. I was in my apartment, studying for finals, on a cold December morning, when I heard the news about Pan-Am flight 103 over Scotland. I remember, in particular, the name Syracuse and how 35 students—kids like me with parents like mine—on their way home for Christmas, were senselessly killed. That “jihad” was responsible, and that a man by the name of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi would be convicted of terror, wasn’t known.
Amid continuing transatlantic fallout over the early release from prison of the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie bombing, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is coming under growing criticism for remaining
The British Foreign Secretary David Miliband finds it “deeply distressing” and “deeply upseeting” that the Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi received a hero’s welcome when he arrived at home in