Wars and Military Conflicts Muammar Gaddafi

  • 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...

  • Al Wafa also produces gas supplies for Mellitah port, jointly run with Italian oil company ENI for export to Italy. "But gas will be continued from Al Wafa normally." The southern oil guard brigade controls Al Wafa, Gulf, Al-Khamsa, El-feel, El-Sharara, and Senawang oilfields, and a number of wells and pipelines.

  • TRIPOLI, Aug 30- A Libyan armed force controlling some of the country's southern oilfields will close two of them down because the government has not paid the funds needed to maintain security operations, a brigade commander said on Tuesday. NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla said on Monday that delays in the budget from Libya's new government for the state energy...

  • *Eastern forces reject Tripoli government authority. *Tripoli government has deal to reopen major oil ports. MARJ, Libya, Aug 15- Forces loyal to Libya's eastern government will secure major oil ports and fields to "protect" them, a senior commander said, signalling possible conflict with a U.N.-backed administration in Tripoli which is taking steps to restart...

  • LONDON, Aug 12- One of two men claiming the chairmanship of Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund, Hassan Bouhadi, has tendered his resignation, his spokesman said on Friday. Libya's political infighting made it too difficult to conduct business, Bouhadi said in his resignation letter, seen by Reuters. In October 2014, Bouhadi was appointed head of the fund, the...

  • LONDON, Aug 12- One of two men claiming the chairmanship of Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund, Hassan Bouhadi, has tendered his resignation, his spokesman said on Friday. Libya's political infighting made it too difficult to conduct business, Bouhadi said in his resignation letter, seen by Reuters. In October 2014, Bouhadi was appointed head of the fund, the...

  • DUBAI, Aug 2- Libya's National Oil Corporation, which hopes to more than quadruple the country's oil output by the end of this year, remains wary that promises to reopen blockaded ports could be broken, the NOC chief in Tripoli told Reuters on Tuesday. Libya's U.N.-backed government has signed a deal with an armed brigade controlling the major Ras Lanuf and Es...

  • TRIPOLI, July 31- Libya's state oil company said on Sunday it welcomed the "unconditional" reopening of blockaded oil ports following a deal between the U.N.-backed government and an armed force which controls key facilities, saying it would begin work to restart exports from the terminals. The agreement, signed on Thursday, could be a major step in reviving...

  • TRIPOLI, July 31- Libya's state oil company said on Sunday it welcomed the "unconditional" reopening of blockaded oil ports following a controversial deal between the U.N.-backed government and a force that controls key eastern terminals. Political disputes, conflict and security threats have slashed Libya's oil production to less than a quarter of the 1.6...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 29- Libya's U.N.-backed government has signed a deal with an armed brigade controlling the major Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports to end a blockade and restart exports from the terminals shut down since December 2014. No specific date was set for restarting exports, but swift resumption would be hampered by technical damage from militant...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 29- Libya's U.N.-backed government signed a deal with an armed brigade controlling the major Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports to end a blockade and restart exports from the major terminals shut down since December 2014. No specific date was set for restarting exports, but swift resumption will be hampered by technical damage from militant...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 29- Libya's government has reached a deal with an armed brigade controlling the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports to end a blockade and restart exports from the major terminals shut down since December 2014, officials said. Members of the U.N.-backed Presidential Council were in Ras Lanuf late on Thursday at a joint conference with Ibrahim...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 25- Libyan Petroleum Facilities Guard commander Ibrahim Jathran said on Monday he was ready to end a blockade at key oil terminals, but the U.N.-backed government still needs to sign an agreement for exports to resume. A deal was thrown into doubt when the head of Libya's National Oil Corporation in Tripoli, Mustafa Sanalla, wrote to the U.N.

  • LONDON/ TUNIS, July 24- Libya's hopes to boost crude exports have been dealt a blow after the head of the National Oil Corporation objected to a deal between the government and local guards to reopen key ports. Libya envoy Martin Kobler and a number of oil and diplomatic officials, NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla said it was a mistake to reward Ibrahim Jathran, head of...

  • TRIPOLI, July 11- Libya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli is in negotiations with an armed brigade controlling two main oil ports to reopen the terminals and lift a force majeure to restart exports, a member of its ruling council said on Monday. Libya's oil industry has been battered by conflict among rival armed factions who control quasi-fiefdoms in a...

  • SIRTE, Libya, July 11- When Western officials cajoled Libya's warring factions to support a unity government this year, they said it was a chance for the rival armed brigades to unite against the common enemy, Islamic State. For Western powers, keen to stabilise the North African country in chaos since its 2011 revolution, the fragile Tripoli government of Prime...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 7- Libya's oil guard brigades, which control Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, two major export terminals closed since 2014, are working with the unity government's state oil company, NOC, and preparing to reopen fields to pump crude again, a spokesman said on Thursday. The PFG position followed an announcement by the National Oil Corporation, or NOC, that...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 7- Libya's oil guard brigades, who control Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, two major export terminals closed since 2014, are working with the unity government's state oil company and preparing to reopen shuttered fields to pump crude again, a spokesman said on Thursday. Militant attacks, fighting between rival factions and strikes have kept Libya's...