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2009 Libya Special Weapons News



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  • Italian PM Visits Libya to Mark Friendship Treaty VOA 30 Aug 2009 -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will visit Libya for a few hours on Sunday to celebrate the anniversary of a friendship pact signed last year. He is not planning to stay to attend the events marking the 40th anniversary of the military coup that brought Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to power in 1969.
  • Report Cites Libyan Oil Deal in Lockerbie Bomber Release VOA 30 Aug 2009 -- A published report says Britain decided in 2007 to make the Lockerbie bomber eligible for a return to Libya, after talks stalled between Libya and British petroleum giant BP over a huge oil exploration deal.
  • Libya's Gadhafi Marks 40 Years In Power VOA 29 Aug 2009 -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is marking the 40th anniversary of his revolutionary rule (September 1) with lavish celebrations, a special African Union meeting and visits from other heads of state. The event caps years of effort to bring his once-isolated nation back into the international fold.
  • US Criticizes Gadhafi Plan to Pitch Tent Near New York for UN Meeting VOA 24 Aug 2009 -- A senior State Department official on Monday criticized, as "awful," a reported plan by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to pitch a tent in a New York City suburb next month when he is due to attend the opening of the U.N. General Assembly.
  • Scottish Justice Minister Defends Bomber's Release VOA 24 Aug 2009 -- Scotland's Justice Secretary defended his decision to release the convicted Lockerbie bomber before the Scottish parliament Monday. Parliament was recalled early to address the issue, which has strained relations between Scotland and the United States.
  • Libya's Gadhafi Welcomes Lockerbie Bomber VOA 22 Aug 2009 -- Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi embraced convicted Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, as he arrived in Libya after being released from his life sentence.

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