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Wars and Military Conflicts Muammar Gaddafi

  • *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.

  • TUNIS/ BENGHAZI, Libya, March 9- 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 9- 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 9- 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 9- 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.

  • 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....

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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.