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  • LONDON, May 20- A Libyan businessman at the center of a dispute between Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund and French bank Societe Generale must disclose additional phone and banking records, a High Court judge in London ruled on Friday. The Libyan Investment Authority is pursuing SocGen for some $2.1 billion in relation to a series of disputed trades,...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, May 19- A tanker that had been blocked for three weeks in a stand-off over oil exports at the eastern Libyan port of Marsa al-Hariga entered the port and began loading on Thursday, officials said. The Seachance, which had been waiting to load oil for Glencore on behalf of the Tripoli- based National Oil Corporation, was loading 600,000 barrels for...

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 12- The United Nations Security Council on Thursday removed from a U.N. blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker that was recently prevented from shipping oil for the rival eastern Libyan government after Libya's U.N. mission requested the de-listing. Libyan Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told Reuters his mission had submitted an official...

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 12- Libya's mission to the United Nations has asked the Security Council to remove from a U.N. blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker that was recently prevented from shipping oil for the rival eastern Libyan government, Libya's U.N. envoy said on Thursday. It will be up to the 15- nation council's Libya sanctions committee to make a decision.

  • UNITED NATIONS, May 12- Libya's mission to the United Nations has asked the Security Council to remove from a U.N. blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker that was recently prevented from shipping oil for the rival eastern Libyan government, Libya's U.N. envoy said on Thursday. Two competing governments, one in Tripoli and one in the east, backed by armed factions, have...

  • TRIPOLI, April 30- A tanker that Libya's rival eastern government had been using to try to export oil in defiance of the Western-backed administration in Tripoli returned to the country on Saturday, after it was blacklisted by the United Nations, the state oil company said. Two competing governments, one in Tripoli and one in the east, backed by armed factions have...

  • LONDON/ TRIPOLI, April 28- Libya's National Oil Corporation has ambitious plans to restore output to pre-2011 levels after years of violence and disruption, officials said. Oil output is now less than a quarter of the 1.6 million barrels per day Libya pumped before Muammar Gaddafi fell in 2011, and the National Oil Corporation in Tripoli hopes to ramp it up...

  • LONDON/ TRIPOLI, April 28- Libya's National Oil Corporation has ambitious plans to restore output to pre-2011 levels after years of violence and disruption, officials said. Oil output is now less than a quarter of the 1.6 million barrels per day Libya pumped before Muammar Gaddafi fell in 2011, and the National Oil Corporation in Tripoli hopes to ramp it up...

  • UNITED NATIONS, April 26- Libya has asked the United Nations Security Council to blacklist an Indian-flagged tanker on its way to Malta carrying crude oil shipped by the rival eastern Libya government, Libya's U.N. envoy said on Tuesday. Libyan Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi told Reuters he had written to the Security Council sanctions committee to complain...

  • *Tripoli- based NOC is internationally recognized as sole exporter. BENGHAZI, Libya, April 26- A government based in eastern Libya shipped its first cargo of crude on Monday in defiance of authorities in the capital Tripoli, a bold move that could deepen the divisions that have brought chaos since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. The eastern government has set up its...

  • *Russia, Iran work together in Syria conflict. *Iran's Khamenei close to Russia, Rouhani less so. Tehran had cause to celebrate: the Kremlin's decision a year ago to press ahead with the stalled sale of the S-300 system was the first clear evidence of a growing partnership between Russia and Iran that has since turned the tide in Syria's civil war and is testing U.S....

  • TRIPOLI, April 2- Libya's National Oil Corporation said on Saturday it was working with the U.N.-backed unity government, which arrived in Tripoli this week, to coordinate future oil sales and "put a period of divisions and rivalry behind us". NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla also welcomed the U.N. Security Council's renewal on Thursday of measures to prevent...

  • TRIPOLI, April 2- Libya's National Oil Corporation said on Saturday it was working with the U.N.-backed unity government, which arrived in Tripoli this week, to coordinate future oil sales and "put a period of divisions and rivalry behind us." NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla also welcomed the U.N. Security Council's renewal on Thursday of measures to prevent...

  • TRIPOLI, April 2- Libya's National Oil Corporation said on Saturday it is working with the U.N.-backed unity government that arrived in Tripoli this week to coordinate future oil sales and "put a period of divisions and rivalry behind us." NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla also welcomed support from the U.N. Security Council, which stated its concern on Friday over...

  • BENGHAZI, March 15- Suspected Islamic State militants staged an attack on a water plant about 80 km from the major Sarir oil field in eastern Libya late on Monday, plant officials and an oil facilities guard said. Any threat to the Sarir area would cause particular alarm because more than half of Libya's remaining oil production comes from the region.

  • BENGHAZI, March 15- Suspected Islamic State militants staged an attack on a power and water plant about 80 km from the major Sarir oil field in eastern Libya late on Monday, an oil facilities guard said. No group immediately claimed the attack, but Islamic State fighters have previously targeted against oil installations in Libya, stepping up their campaign...

  • *Italy says Libya occupation by West "unthinkable". *Says unilateral actions have not helped Libya in past. ROME, Feb 25- Italy is resisting pressure to allow aircraft and armed drones to stage attacks on Islamic State militants in Libya from its territory, saying on Thursday that direct Western military intervention on the ground there was "unthinkable".

  • ROME, Feb 24- One Tuesday night in June 2015, Tesfom Mehari Mengustu, an Eritrean delivery man in Albany, New York, got a call from a number he did not recognize. Girmay was calling from Libya. "Europe is within reach," Girmay told his brother.

  • BENGHAZI, Jan 11- Libya's National Oil Corporation has emptied oil storage tanks at the Ras Lanuf terminal as a precaution after Islamic State militants attacked the country's two biggest oil ports last week, an official from the company said on Monday. "We have taken all the oil stored in the tanks there to a safer location," Mohamed al-Manfi, an official at the...

  • Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.

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