Wars and Military Conflicts Muammar Gaddafi

  • MOSCOW, Feb 3- Russia said on Friday that it expected the head of the U.N.-backed Libyan government, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, to visit Moscow this month, the latest sign of Russia's desire to play a greater role in the divided country. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, told a news briefing that Russia was trying to help ensure Libya held...

  • This picture released on December 26, 2016 from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) delivering a speech at the First Conference of Chairpersons of the Primary Committees of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang.

    Some experts warn Kim Jong Un may soon have a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the West Coast of the U.S., NBC News reports.

  • TRIPOLI, Dec 21- Production at the major Libyan oilfield of Sharara reached 58,000 barrels on Wednesday as operations gradually resumed after the lifting of a two-year pipeline blockade, the National Oil Corporation said. Sharara had been closed since November 2014 and El Feel since April 2015 because of the pipeline blockade. Last week, after a faction of...

  • Libya's National Oil Corporation confirmed on Tuesday that pipelines leading from Sharara and El Feel fields had reopened, saying it hoped to add 270,000 barrels per day to national production over the next three months. "We started running the wells and then gradually we will start pumping to the Zawiya refinery," the official, who works at the field, told...

  • TRIPOLI, Dec 21- Operations at Libya's southwestern Sharara oilfield were gradually resuming on Wednesday after the lifting of a two-year blockade on a pipeline leading from the field, a senior official said on Wednesday. Libya's National Oil Corporation confirmed on Tuesday that pipelines leading from Sharara and El Feel fields had reopened, saying it...

  • *OPEC supply rises by 130,000 bpd to 33.82 million bpd. LONDON, Oct 31- OPEC's oil output is likely to set another record high in October, a Reuters survey found on Monday, as Nigerian and Libyan output partially recovered from disruptions and Iraq boosted exports. That would be 820,000 bpd above the top end of a target output range OPEC agreed to adopt at a Sept. 28...

  • TRIPOLI, Oct 2- A protracted power struggle over Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund risks becoming even more complicated as rival claimants for its chairmanship challenge a bid for control by a U.N.-backed government in Tripoli. The Libyan Investment Authority has been under U.N. sanctions since the toppling of veteran ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011....

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 21- An oil tanker left the Libyan port of Ras Lanuf for Italy early on Wednesday with the first crude export cargo from the terminal since at least late 2014, boosting hopes of reviving the North African producer's oil output. Libya's National Oil Corporation has welcomed a promise by Haftar's forces to allow the NOC to control the ports.

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Bank of England deputy governor Minouche Shafik will step down at the end of February 2017 to become director of the London School of Economics, the central bank said on Monday. Shafik, 54, has stuck close to the consensus on monetary policy since she joined the BoE from the International Monetary Fund in August 2014, and had been due to serve until...

  • AGADEZ, Niger, Sept 12- On Mayango Jallah's second attempt to reach Europe, he recalls, the dinghy he was in came within sight of southern Spain. But for all those who reach Europe, many are thwarted along the way. "I am not prepared to go home- I can't go back empty-handed," said the 39- year-old between sips of pineapple juice in an outdoor bar in Agadez, Niger, the major...

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • *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.

  • 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.

  • 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.