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  • Renegade ex-general steps into Libya's militia fray Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 6:31 AM ET

    *Western governments fear chaos in Libya could spread to neighbors. ALGIERS/ TRIPOLI, May 20- When a dispute erupted over dissolving Libya's parliament last February, a former general dressed in full army uniform made a surprise television broadcast calling on the military to "rescue" the country.

  • NEW YORK, May 19- Global equity markets traded near break-even on Monday as Pfizer's failed bid for AstraZeneca weighed on European shares but helped lift Wall Street, while declining yields on government debt also helped buoy U.S. stocks.

  • *Obama, Hollande agree Russia to face further costs over Ukraine. SINGAPORE, May 19- Brent crude rose to $110 a barrel on Monday on renewed concerns over Libya's oil output and following some of the worst violence in Tripoli since the 2011 war against Muammar Gaddafi.

  • Brent rises to $110 on Libya violence, fall in output Monday, 19 May 2014 | 12:22 AM ET

    *Obama, Hollande agree Russia to face further costs over Ukraine. SINGAPORE, May 19- Brent crude rose to $110 a barrel on Monday on renewed concerns over Libya's oil output and following some of the worst violence in Tripoli since the 2011 war against Muammar Gaddafi.

  • Sisi warns Syria risks becoming another Afghanistan. *Says will take Egypt two years to recover from turmoil. CAIRO, May 15- Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who ousted an elected Islamist president and is set to become Egypt's next head of state, called on the United States to help fight jihadi terrorism to avoid the creation of new Afghanistans in the Middle East.

  • TRIPOLI, May 8- Libya's government is committed to implementing an agreement with rebels occupying the eastern ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider and hopes the export terminals will reopen soon, a minister said on Thursday.

  • BENGHAZI/ TRIPOLI, Libya, May 7- Rebels occupying major oil ports in eastern Libya said on Wednesday they would boycott Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq and keep two major export terminals shut for now, a blow to efforts to restore vital oil exports.

  • *Russia seen as tougher sanctions target than Libya, Iran. LONDON/ WASHINGTON/ BRUSSELS, May 2- Western states used targeted sanctions to isolate Libya's Muammar Gaddafi and push Iran into nuclear negotiations. Using similar tactics against President Vladimir Putin's Russia is a challenge on an entirely different scale.

  • Power struggle blights Libya's chaotic main airport Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    TRIPOLI, April 29- With a bomb on the runway, pets boarding planes and passengers jetting off without visas, Tripoli International Airport typifies the chaos that has gripped Libya since the 2011 ouster of Muammar Gaddafi.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, April 27- Libya's eastern oil port of Zueitina, which had been occupied by rebels as part of an eight-month oil blockade, will reopen after damage at its facilities has been assessed, the country's justice minister said on Sunday. "A conflict over resources in the centre of Libya will lead to violence.

  • TRIPOLI, April 24- A rebel group in eastern Libya that controls several oil ports said on Thursday it would not reopen the key Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals unless the government implemented its part of a recent deal to end the oil blockade.

  • TRIPOLI, April 23- Libya plans deep austerity measures to tackle a budget deficit expected to reach up to 10 billion Libyan dinars this year due to rebel blockades which have strangled oil production, a senior lawmaker told Reuters. Libya traditionally runs large surpluses thanks to oil export revenues.

  • TRIPOLI, April 11- Libya may have averted a state collapse by striking a deal with eastern rebels to reopen occupied oil ports, but technical delays and simmering federalist dissent threaten to disrupt production once again.

  • TRIPOLI, April 7- Libya's Zueitina oil port prepared on Monday to load crude on tankers after the government reached a deal with rebels to reopen four terminals that insurgents have occupied since summer.

  • BENGHAZI/ TRIPOLI, Libya, April 3- Libya has seen evidence of "good intentions" at indirect talks with eastern rebels which could lead to the lifting of their blockage of major oil ports within days, a government minister said on Thursday.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, April 3- Libya has seen "good intentions" at indirect talks with eastern rebels which might lead to the lifting of their blockage of major oil ports within days, acting oil minister Omar Shakmak said on Thursday. It was later boarded by U.S. commandos and returned to Libya, killing hopes of the rebels to sell oil.

  • TRIPOLI, April 2- Libya could finalise an agreement in two to three days with rebels to reopen vital oil ports, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, bolstering hopes for an end to an eight-month stalemate that has dried up oil revenue.

  • Tatneft, which has most of its production assets in Russia's Tatarstan region, a largely Muslim province on the Volga river, had invested about $200 million in exploration in Libya before suspending operations when an uprising broke out in 2011 which led to the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi.

  • TRIPOLI, April 1- A rebel group in eastern Libya has agreed with the government to end its seizure of vital oil ports within days, a senior leader told Reuters on Tuesday, raising hopes for an end to an eight-month stalemate that has dried up state income and fuelled chaos.

  • TRIPOLI, April 1- A rebel group in eastern Libya has agreed with the government to end its seizure of vital oil export ports within days, a senior leader told Reuters on Tuesday, raising hopes to end an eight-month stalemate drying up state income and fuelling chaos.