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  • TRIPOLI, March 14- Libya's state oil company on Friday declared force majeure for the Hariga oil export port in eastern Libya, which has been blocked by protesters since August. State-owned National Oil Corp had lifted the suspension of contractual obligations under force majeure at Hariga at the end of October.

  • TRIPOLI, March 11- Libya's parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after rebels humiliated the government by loading crude on a tanker that fled from naval forces, officials said, in a sign of the worsening chaos in the OPEC member state.

  • TRIPOLI/ ES SIDER, Libya, March 11- Libya's navy opened fire on Tuesday on a tanker carrying oil from a rebel-held eastern port and Italian vessels are helping to secure the now-stationary vessel, a Libyan military spokesman said.

  • *Western powers worry Libya will slide into chaos. TRIPOLI/ ES SIDER, Libya, March 11- Libya's parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after a tanker loaded with oil from a rebel-held port escaped the navy, officials said.

  • ES SIDER, Libya, March 11- A North Korean-flagged tanker that loaded crude oil at a rebel-held port in eastern Libya is now in international waters, rebels at the harbour and a state oil company official said on Tuesday.

  • TRIPOLI, March 10- Libya on Monday stopped a North Korean-flagged tanker that had loaded oil from a rebel-held port, after naval forces briefly exchanged fire with the rebels, officials said.

  • TRIPOLI, March 10- Libya on Monday stopped a North Korean-flagged tanker that had loaded oil from a rebel-held port, after naval forces briefly exchanged fire with the rebels, officials said.

  • TRIPOLI, March 10- Libya's parliament has ordered a special force be sent within one week to "liberate" all rebel-held ports in the volatile east, officials said on Monday, raising the stakes over a blockage that has cut off vital oil revenues.

  • The value of the cargo is close to $30 million. State-run National Oil Corp said it would sue anyone trying to buy the oil. "NOC will... enforce its rights over the cargo and hold responsible all the parties participating in illicit transactions relating to it in any jurisdiction, both within and outside of Libya," it said in a statement.

  • *Independent crude shipment to market challenges Tripoli. TRIPOLI, March 8- Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tried to ship oil from a rebel-controlled port, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth.

  • *Independent crude shipment to market challenges Tripoli. TRIPOLI, March 8- Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port east of Tripoli, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth.

  • *Navy threatened tankers loading crude at seized ports. TRIPOLI, March 8- Armed protesters controlling ports in eastern Libya said on Saturday they had started independently exporting oil, bypassing the central government in a major escalation of their blockade to demand a share of the nation's petroleum wealth.

  • Power struggle disrupts oil port in Libya's far east Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    TOBRUK, Libya, March 5- If anyone understands the deep divisions over how to resolve the blockade of Libya's eastern Hariga oil port, it is the family of local mayor Faraj Yassin.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, March 2- Gunmen killed a French national in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday, a security official said, the latest slaying of a foreigner in the restive area.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, March 2- Gunmen killed a French citizen in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday, a security official said, the latest slaying of a foreigner in the restive area.

  • Six boiling cauldrons around the world Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.

    Tensions are boiling over in several regions around the world, from Venezuela to Ukraine to the Middle East. Here is a quick guide.

  • Libyan oil workers vie for regional vs central control Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    *Protests at Tripoli headquarters over role. TRIPOLI/ BENGHAZI, Libya, Nov 1- Libya's National Oil Corporation is reviewing a proposal for a Benghazi branch as officials contend with opposition by NOC staff in Tripoli versus protests and threats of output cuts by workers in the oil-rich east who want more control there.

  • In shaky Syrian holiday truce, enemies eye victory Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:58 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 26- Lakhdar Brahimi's holiday truce may have saved Syrian lives on Friday, as government troops and rebels drew breath on several fronts- though dozens still shed blood on Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice.

  • UPDATE 2-Libya PM gov't line-up omits liberal coalition Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    By Ali Shuaib and Marie-Louise Gumuchian. TRIPOLI, Oct 3- Libyan Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abushagur nominated his cabinet on Wednesday for approval by the national congress, presenting a line-up that excluded the North African country's leading liberal coalition.

  • Harroura is said to have previously worked for Libya's Zueitina Oil Company. Abushagur nominated Omar al-Aswad as interior minister while Abdelsalam Jadallah al-Obeidi was named as defence minister.