Wars and Military Conflicts Muammar Gaddafi

  • 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...

  • Islamic State risk for Libya's troubled oil sector Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    TRIPOLI, Oct 28- When Islamic State militants attacked a perimeter gate guarding Libya's Es Sider oil terminal this month, they sent gunmen to kill guards before attempting to detonate a car bomb in a bid to breach the port's defenses. The assault failed to get closer than a mile from one of Libya's major oil ports, but it signaled Islamic State's intent to expand...

  • *Libya plagued by factional disorder since Gaddafi's fall. DUBAI, Sept 8- The Libyan Investment Authority will use some of its $23 billion of locally-held cash deposits to revive Libya's ailing private sector should the country form a unity government, the sovereign wealth fund's would-be chairman said on Tuesday. Libya is torn between two rival governments,...

  • CAIRO, Sept 2- Libya's official government is struggling to woo oil majors in a bid to control oil revenue and force a rival Tripoli government into a U.N. peace deal because foreign clients are wary of breaking with the established state energy firm in the capital. By appointing its own NOC management and inviting firms to a conference in Dubai, the east has...

  • CAIRO, Aug 23- A state oil firm loyal to Libya's official government based in the east of the country has invited foreign oil firms to discuss existing oil purchase contracts at a conference in Dubai next month, it said in a statement. The move is a fresh attempt by Libya's internationally recognised government to control state oil firm NOC, which is at the centre of...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya/ CAIRO, Aug 15- Libya's oil production is between 350,000 and 380,000 barrels a day, the new chairman of a state oil firm based in eastern Libya said on Saturday. Production is less than a quarter of what the OPEC producer used to pump before an uprising toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.. The move is largely symbolic as oil production and the marketing...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, Aug 15- Libya's internationally recognized government has appointed Naji al-Maghrabi as chairman of its state oil firm NOC based in the east of the country, an oil official said on Saturday. The move is largely symbolic as oil production and the marketing of exports are controlled by the established state oil firm, also known as NOC, in Tripoli...

  • 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.

  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    Algerian special forces have found the bodies of two Canadian Islamist fighters after a bloody siege at a desert gas plant, a security source said on Monday, as the death toll reached at least 80 after troops stormed the complex to end the hostage crisis.

  • Algeria Expects Heavy Hostage Toll From Siege Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 | 10:30 AM ET
    Algerian policemen stop cars at a checkpoint in In Amenas, deep in the Sahara near the Libyan border.

    Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticizing tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara.

  • Algerian Army Stages 'Final Assault' on Gas Plant Saturday, 19 Jan 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    This is a satellite image of the Amenas, Algeria. Islamist militants held dozens of foreign hostages and hundreds of Algerian workers hostage in a gas field located approximately 45 km from the city.

    The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamic militants at a desert gas plant on Saturday, killing 11 al Qaeda-linked gunmen after they took the lives of seven more foreign hostages.

  • Eni to Invest $8 Billion to Boost Libya Production Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 3:17 AM ET
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    Italy's Eni plans to invest $8 billion in Libya over the next 10 years to develop its upstream business as it moves to strengthen its grip as the leading international oil and gas producer in the country.

  • 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.

  • NIAMEY, Oct 2- Niger will spend nearly $2.5 billion to develop and secure its vast northern desert zones over the next five years, according to a new plan aimed at preventing the spillover of a conflict that has split neighbouring Mali in two.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 2- Wintershall, the second-largest foreign oil firm operating in Libya before the civil war, said it would team up with the country's National Oil Co. to build a pipeline to relieve an exports bottleneck.

  • *He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.

  • *He mentions Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, US, France, Libya.