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  • 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.

  • TRIPOLI, Feb 25- More than 100 rockets fired in clashes between rival government-paid militia have knocked out a power plant in southern Libya, heightening the risk of summer blackouts, the electricity minister said on Tuesday. "This is the chaos Libya lives in," the visibly-annoyed minister, Ali Mohammed Muhairiq, told a televised news conference.

  • TRIPOLI, Feb 25- More than 100 rockets fired by government-payrolled rival gunmen rained down on a Libyan power plant and electrical blackouts could result this summer, the country's electricity minister said on Tuesday.

  • Ever since the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya's government has been struggling to establish law and order and assert control over a vast desert nation awash with arms. Authorities also hope a regulator, another novelty for Libya, will bring transparency to an opaque market and put it on the radar of risk-willing investors.

  • 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.

  • *Army says no troops deployed to the eastern ports. TRIPOLI, Feb 4- Libya's armed forces have not received orders from Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to move against eastern oil ports and use force to end a six-month blockade there by protesters, an army spokesman said.

  • Complicating matters further, the United States and Russia clashed over the pace of Syria's handover of chemical arms for destruction with Washington accusing Damascus of foot-dragging, putting the plan 6-8 weeks behind schedule- and Moscow- President Bashar al-Assad's big power ally- rejecting this.

  • *Government not committed to return on Feb. 10. GENEVA, Jan 31- A contentious week-long first round of Syrian peace talks ended on Friday with no progress towards ending the civil war and the government delegation unable to say whether it will return for the next round in 10 days.

  • *Delegates expected to return on Feb. 10. GENEVA, Jan 31- A first round of peace talks on Syria wraps up Friday with both sides in entrenched positions and the U.N. mediator expressing frustration that he had not even produced agreement for an aid convoy to rescue trapped civilians in a besieged city.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 31- Brent crude futures held near $108 a barrel on Friday after robust U.S. economic data renewed hopes of stronger global demand, but prices are still set for their first monthly drop in four on worries over faltering consumption in China.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 31- Brent crude futures held near $108 a barrel on Friday after strong U.S. economic data renewed hopes of stronger global demand, but prices are still set to show the first monthly drop in four on worries over faltering China's consumption.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 31- U.S. crude futures held near a one-month high in early Asian trade on Friday after strong economic growth data from the United States renewed demand growth hopes, though strength in the dollar weighed on prices.

  • LONDON, Jan 30- Brent oil rose to around $108 per barrel on Thursday as bitter cold in the United States boosted heating oil demand, though prices were capped by weak Chinese economic data and a U.S. Brent crude was up 6 cents to $107.91 a barrel as of 1243 GMT after settling 44 cents higher the previous day.

  • LONDON, Jan 30- Brent oil rose to $108 per barrel on Thursday as bitter cold in the United States boosted heating oil demand, though prices were capped by weak Chinese economic data and the U.S. Brent crude was up 18 cents to $108.03 a barrel as of 0922 GMT, after settling 44 cents higher the previous day.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 30- Brent futures held near $108 a barrel on Thursday as bitter cold across the northern Hemisphere boosted heating oil demand, while the U.S. Brent crude had slipped 6 cents to $107.79 a barrel by 0514 GMT, after settling 44 cents higher. U.S. oil rose 9 cents to $97.45 a barrel, having ended down 5 cents.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 30- Brent futures rose towards $108 a barrel on Thursday as bitter cold across the northern Hemisphere boosted heating oil demand, but the U.S. Brent crude had gained 5 cents to $107.90 a barrel by 0254 GMT, after settling 44 cents higher. U.S. oil rose 19 cents to $97.55 a barrel, having ended down 5 cents.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 30- U.S. crude futures held above $97 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday, drawing support from a steep fall in distillate stocks in the world's top oil consumer as bitter cold boosts demand for heating oil. U.S. crude had gained 19 cents to $97.55 a barrel by 0026 GMT, after ending 5 cents lower.

  • "I see progress with the state, the government, the General National Congress assembly," he said in an interview at the group's base in Ajdabiya. Prime Minister Ali Zeidan's government in Tripoli has been trying to reopen the ports as it faces a budget crunch that risks deepening unrest in the OPEC producer.