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Wars and Military Conflicts Muammar Gaddafi

  • SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya, July 20- When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people. Libya's National Oil Corporation raised output to more than one million barrels per day at the end of June for the first time...

  • SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya, July 20- When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people. Libya's National Oil Corporation raised output to more than one million barrels per day at the end of June for the first time...

  • Late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy, during his first visit to Libya's former colonial ruler on June 10, 2009.

    North Korea's insistence on its own nuclear arsenal could lie in the NATO-backed toppling of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

  • "Libya can play a constructive role in stabilizing oil markets by informing OPEC and markets about its plans to restore production," NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla said in comments emailed to Reuters. In light of disrupted production in both countries, OPEC exempted Libya and Nigeria from a campaign that began on Jan. 1 to curb output by 1.2 million bpd aimed at...

  • LONDON, June 30- Libya's oil production has risen to 1.012 million barrels per day, a Libyan oil industry source told Reuters on Friday, topping one million barrels for the first time in four years. Libya's oil sector has been dogged by unrest since the overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.. Libya, along with Nigeria, is exempt from a deal between the...

  • CARACAS, May 22- Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil. Much of that arsenal was obtained from Russia by Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez,...

  • CARACAS, May 22- Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil. Much of that arsenal was obtained from Russia by Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez,...

  • PARIS, May 4- Societe Generale reported a 19 percent fall in quarterly net income on Thursday after making more provisions for litigation and also paying 963 million euros to settle a dispute with the Libyan Investment Authority. France's second-biggest bank, which is undergoing a reshuffle in its management structure and working on a new strategic plan, said...

  • LONDON, May 3- The start of a London trial brought by Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund against French investment bank Societe Generale has been adjourned for a second day, a spokesperson for the Libyan Investment Authority said. The case, which had been expected to run until the end of July, was due to focus on five trades totalling $2.1 billion, executed...

  • Migrants arriving at IOM's Transit Center in Agadez, Niger.

    Migrants become commodities in Libya and sold into exploitation and slavery, a UN agency says.

  • LONDON, April 28- Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund will go head-to-head with Societe Generale in London's High Court on Tuesday over claims the French investment bank paid $58.5 million in bribes to secure business from the fund. The Libyan Investment Authority is pursuing SocGen in relation to five trades totalling $2.1 billion, executed between...

  • *Sharara major field for Libya output plans. *Libya plans 1.1 mln bpd output by August. LONDON/ TRIPOLI, April 27- Libya's Sharara oilfield has restarted after the end of protests by an armed group that had blocked pipelines there, National Oil Corp chairman Mustafa Sanalla said on Thursday.

  • *OPEC oil output falls more in March- Reuters survey. *OPEC- led production cut expected to be extended into H2. NEW YORK, March 29- Oil prices rose more than 2 percent on Wednesday as U.S. crude inventories grew less than expected, supply disruptions continued in Libya and the OPEC- led output cut by producing countries looked likely to be extended.

  • *OPEC oil output falls more in March- Reuters survey. *OPEC- led production cut expected to be extended into H2. NEW YORK, March 29- Oil prices rose nearly 2 percent on Wednesday as U.S. crude inventories rose less than expected, supply disruptions continued in Libya and the OPEC- led output cut by producing countries looked likely to be extended.

  • *Armed protesters block 250,000 bpd of production in Libya. *OPEC- led production cut expected to be extended into H2. NEW YORK, March 29- Oil prices rose again on Wednesday, up another 1.5 percent as U.S. crude inventories rose less than expected, supply disruptions continued in Libya and the OPEC- led output cut by producing countries looked likely to be extended.

  • *OPEC- led production cut expected to be extended into H2. LONDON, March 29- Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday despite an increase in U.S. crude inventories, lifted by Libyan supply disruptions and expectations of an OPEC- led output cut being extended. OPEC member Libya was excluded from the cuts, agreed late last year, as the country's oil sector suffered from...

  • *OPEC- led production cut expected to be extended into H2. LONDON, March 29- Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday despite industry data showing an increase in U.S. crude inventories, lifted by supply disruptions in Libya and views that an OPEC- led output reduction is likely to be extended. OPEC member Libya was excluded from the cuts, agreed late last year, as the...

  • LONDON, March 14- When OPEC reached a deal last year to cut oil output, the decision to exclude Nigeria and Libya from the restrictions was seen as a risk to the group's efforts to curb a global crude glut. "The success of these cuts, debatable as they may be, will not hinge on Nigeria and Libya," said ING analyst Hamza Khan. OPEC members and non- OPEC producers agreed to cut...

  • TUNIS/ BENGHAZI, Libya, March 10- Early in the morning, small groups of armed pick-up trucks raced across the desert towards some of Libya's biggest oil export terminals. It also opens up a new front between factions battling on and off for power in Libya since 2014, throwing efforts to unite the country and rebuild oil production into deep uncertainty.

  • TUNIS/ BENGHAZI, Libya, March 10- Early in the morning, small groups of armed pick-up trucks raced across the desert towards some of Libya's biggest oil export terminals. It also opens up a new front between factions battling on and off for power in Libya since 2014, throwing efforts to unite the country and rebuild oil production into deep uncertainty.