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  • 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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  • 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.