ends between Sweden and Tripoli. The United States also negotiates peace, but war continues over the size of compensation. * October – The French (France) army enters Switzerland. * January – Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia creates a military school at Holeta. Ethiopia Military Tradition in National Life Library of Congress * January 1 – The Italian colonies of Tripoli and Cyrenaica are joined together as Libya. * January 3 – The trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, accused of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., begins in Flemington, New Jersey. April–June * April 27 – United States Marines and Berbers (Berber people) attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (Battle of Derna) (The "Shores of Tripoli"). * April 29 – Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck is appointed as Grand Pensionary of the Batavian Republic by Napoleon. Africa * June 18 –George of Antioch conquers Tripoli, Libya for the king of Sicily (Roger II of Sicily). WikiPedia:Tripoli Commons:Category:Tripoli
, and if the Commander of the Faithful wishes to conquer more lands, we could do so with the grace of God." 'Umar, whose armies were already engaged in a massive campaign of conquering the Sassanid Empire did not wanted to engage himself further along north Africa, when Muslim rule in Egypt was as yet insecure. The caliph accordingly disapproved of any further advances and ordered 'Amr to first consolidate the Muslims' position in Egypt, and issued strict orders that there should
: www.nzz.ch 2006 06 25 il articlee8t7c_1.42071.html Zieglers Libyen-Connection ", ''Neue Zürcher Zeitung'' (2006-06-25). Although Libya funded the award, its winners were to be chosen by the Swiss foundation, and Ziegler said that "ironclad guarantees" had been established to ensure that "Tripoli's influence would not be felt."
. The '''Museum''', a fine modern facility located in the Red Castle, is Libya's national museum. It houses many artefacts from the country's Roman and Greek periods, including treasures from the World Heritage sites at Leptis Magna and Sabratha, as well as politically motivated displays such as the Volkswagen Beetle car driven by Gadaffi in the 1960s. * '''Martyrs' Square''', formerly known as '''Green Square'''. This is a popular gathering place. It gives some good views of the old city walls
are generally better elsewhere such as Qatar or UAE, very few expats actually come to Libya and construction and engineering companies are desperate to attract people with experience. Libya is changing rapidly though and there are already plans for the usual big shopping malls and big brand shops and supermarkets to open in Tripoli. As a note, the government generally owns the land, not individuals, so when the government agencies want to clear a patch of ground in the city and build something, they go right ahead and do it. You might wake up one morning to find a block of houses has been cleared nearby. Doing business in Libya can be frustrating and there are many false leads. There are many stories of outside companies not being paid the full amount they are due for a project, especially the final invoice. Libyans are generally well educated and many can speak reasonable English. However, they still have a long way to go when it comes to the commercial aspects of business. Beware of the bidding process for example, if you submit you technical bid for a project and which receives the best score, and then have the best price to go with it, don't celebrate just yet. All too often, the client will now ask you again for you to come back again with your "best price". If there is a Libyan company competing against you, they may already have it wrapped up. Libya is embarking on an economic diversification project. However, they have learned from the mistakes of Dubai, and western expats will not find it to be a place they can abuse, and act in a manner that insults the local religion and culture. Buy There are some big brand shops present in Tripoli, Marks and Spencer, Mango, H & M. Prices are similar in comparison to the UK. '''Clothes''' The best clothing shops are generally near Martyrs Square and running up towards the former cathedral. Bargains can be found here including shoes and the usual knitwear which appears to good quality. Also in Gargarish and Benashour area there are many of nice shops there. '''Furniture''' Gargarish Road running towardds Hay Andulas is easily the location to go for any furniture or office equipment, printing supplies etc. '''Electronics''' The best electronics shops are also on Gargarish Road but for computer equipment head to the Fatah Tower in the downtown commercial district where there a couple of shops, in addition to the computer shops in Aldahrah Eat The quality of food in Tripoli is good and generally inexpensive by western standards. Do not expect a huge variety, the cuisine is mostly Arabic. The chances of getting food poisoning is slim but beware of the fish, if you do feel inclined to sample the fruits of the sea, just take one look at the cleanliness of the harbor and the beaches. WikiPedia:Tripoli Commons:Category:Tripoli
investment as well as an increase in tourism. Increased traffic has also been recorded in the city's port as well as Libya's main international airport, Tripoli International (Tripoli International Airport). WikiPedia:Tripoli Commons:Category:Tripoli
; In a 2002 ''Opera News'' interview, Rankin said that the single most memorable musical event in her career took place in 1952. Her husband was in the Air Force in North Africa, and she was engaged to give a solo concert on the Mediterranean coast, in an open-air theater forty miles outside Tripoli. "Imagine", says Rankin, "Libya was still a kingdom then, and King Idris had a piano flown in from Egypt, while an American cruiser was stationed near the shore
of defensive works known as the Mareth Line, which the French had constructed in order to fend off an Italian (Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)) attack from Libya. With their lines steadied by the Atlas Mountains on the west and Gulf of Sidra on the east. Rommel expected even relatively small numbers of German Italian troops would be able to hold off Montgomery's forces. A number of Trans-African highways (Trans-African Highway network) have been proposed across the Sahara, including the Cairo-Dakar Highway along the Atlantic coast, the Trans-Sahara Highway from Algiers on the Mediterranean to Kano in Nigeria, the Tripoli-Cape Town Highway from Tripoli in Libya to Ndjamena in Chad, and the Cairo-Cape Town Highway which follows the Nile. Each of these highways is partially complete, with significant gaps and unpaved sections. Early life Jackson's father, George, served as a soldier in the Household Cavalry before being commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps. On D-Day, George Jackson assumed command of a squadron of amphibious landing vehicles after his commanding officer was killed in action, and he was later awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre (War Cross (Belgium)) and mentioned in despatches for his actions. Mike was born at his mother's home in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, in 1944. After the Second World War, George Jackson was eventually posted to Tripoli, Libya, where the family lived for two years, during which time Jackson's younger sister was born. After suffering a heart attack, George Jackson retired with the rank of major (major (United Kingdom)) after 40 years in the Army. ''Soldier'', pp. 1–3. Jackson's mother, Ivy (née Bower), Jackson, Gen. Sir Michael David, (Sir Mike). Who's Who (Who's Who (UK)) A & C Black, 2011; online edn, Oxford University Press. Retrieved 30 May 2011. WikiPedia:Tripoli Commons:Category:Tripoli
abstract.html?res F00715FE3B5F137B93C4AB178AD95F408785F9 title Four Hijackers Surrender; Tunisian Aide Denies Deal; Passengers in London work New York Times date 26 November 1974 accessdate 28 June 2010 Captain Jim Futcher was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal, the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators Founders Medal, the British Air Line Pilots Association Gold Medal and a Certificate of Commendation from British Airways for his actions during the hijacking, having returned to the aircraft to fly it knowing the hijackers were on board. WikiPedia:Tripoli Commons:Category:Tripoli
'''Tripoli''' ( ; Berber (Berber language): '''Ṭrables''') is the capital city and the largest city of Libya. Tripoli, with its metropolitan area, has a population of about 1.1 million people. http: www.indexmundi.com libya demographics_profile.html The city is located in the northwestern part of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean and forming a bay.
Tripoli includes the Port of Tripoli and the country's largest commercial and manufacturing centre. It is also the site of the University of Tripoli. The vast Bab al-Azizia barracks, which includes the former family estate of Muammar Gaddafi, is also located in the city. Colonel Gaddafi largely ruled the country from his residence in this barracks.
Tripoli was founded in the 7th century BC by the Phoenicians, who named it Oea. Due to the city's long history, there are many sites of archaeological significance in Tripoli. "Tripoli" may also refer to the ''shabiyah (Districts of Libya#Shabiya)'' (top-level administrative division in the current Libyan system), the Tripoli District.