Wars and Military Conflicts Muammar Gaddafi

  • July 22- Struggling construction and engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc on Monday withdrew its forecast for 2019, citing significantly lower results as it considers options for its resources unit and exits fixed-price contracts. Montreal- based SNC has been facing a trial in Canada over fraud and corruption charges related to allegations that former...

  • TRIPOLI, July 15- Libya's oil revenue dropped 11.2% to 14.3 billion dinars in the first six months of 2019, compared with the same period last year, the central bank said on Monday. Libya's internationally recognised government of national accord in Tripoli imposed in September a 183% fee on hard currency transactions, effectively devaluing the Libyan dinar,...

  • TRIPOLI, June 14- France's Total and other foreign firms have started to renew their business licences with Libya's internationally recognised government to keep operating in the country, the Tripoli- based economy minister told Reuters. The comments by Ali Abdulaziz Issawi could appease Western concerns the Tripoli government will try to suspend oil and...

  • TRIPOLI, June 14- France's Total and other foreign firms have started to renew their business licenses with Libya's internationally recognized government to keep operating in the country, the Tripoli- based economy minister told Reuters. The comments by Ali Abdulaziz Issawi could appease Western concerns the Tripoli government will try to suspend oil and...

  • June 11- SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, weighed by weakness in its mining division and a surprise loss last month in its construction business, named an interim CEO and announced a quick strategic review on Tuesday, boosting its slumping shares as investors hoped for a turnaround. Chief Operating Officer Ian Edwards will take over as interim president and chief...

  • June 11- SNC-Lavalin Group Inc Chief Operating Officer Ian Edwards will take over on an interim basis and conduct a quick strategic review, the Canadian construction company said on Tuesday, boosting its slumping shares 5% as investors hoped for a turnaround. SNC-Lavalin faces a trial in Canada over fraud and corruption charges related to allegations that...

  • *Impoverished southern Tunisia depends on trade with Libya. BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia, June 10- Standing in his one-room store between tables stacked with brightly coloured t-shirts and jeans, Fathi Mars gestures in despair. The town in Tunisias impoverished south has for decades served as an entrepot for goods, smuggled or imported, 35 km across the border from...

  • BENGHAZI, May 18- Two guards and a soldier were killed and four other people were kidnapped early on Saturday in a suspected Islamic State attack targeting Libya's Zella oilfield, a security source said. The attackers struck at an entrance gate to the field, which lies near the town of Zella about 760 km southwest of the capital, Tripoli, before fleeing, according to...

  • May 2- SNC-Lavalin Group Inc is exiting operations in 15 countries, the Canadian company said on Thursday, after posting a surprise quarterly loss in its engineering and construction unit that pushed its shares to a decade low. The company, which is already under pressure from trade challenges in Saudi Arabia and corruption charges at home, said the decision...

  • *Tripoli government plans to lower 183 pct hard currency fee. Once Africa's third largest producer of oil, Libya has been riven by factional conflict since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with the country now broadly split between eastern-based forces under Khalifa Haftar and the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, in the west, under Prime Minister Fayez...

  • *Tripoli has moved to curb banks' operations in the east. TRIPOLI, April 25- Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli, but the outcome of the offensive could be determined by a separate battle-- to keep open the parallel finance system that funds his soldiers. Those banks have in recent months struggled to...

  • AL-SUANI, Libya, April 18- Mortars crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital, which is held by an internationally recognized government. The Libyan National Army of Benghazi-based Haftar has become bogged down in the southern...

  • LONDON/ CAIRO, April 11- Eastern-based Libyan forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive last week to take control of Tripoli, the capital, plunging the OPEC country into a new round of armed conflict. Libya began fracturing in 2011 when local groups took up arms against leader Muammar Gaddafi amid the Arab Spring uprisings but also turned against...

  • An offshore oil rig off the coast of Norway.

    Oil prices retreated from five-month highs after comments from Russia signaled Moscow would seek to ease a supply-cutting deal with OPEC.

  • A worker is seen at the new CPF3 oil station in the Halfaya oilfield in southern of Maysan province, Halfaya, Iraq December 12, 2018. 

    As oil prices climbed to multi-month highs on Tuesday, one strategist warned of the "potential for greater disruption" ahead for crude markets.

  • By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed. ALGIERS, April 2- Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20- year rule. The protests stand in stark contrast to Algeria's neighbor Libya, where Muammar Gaddafi was...

  • US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un before a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019.

    It was the first time that Trump had explicitly defined what he meant by denuclearization to Kim. A lunch between the leaders was canceled the same day.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, March 6- Libya's parallel government in the east has sold bonds worth more than $23 billion to fund its wage bill, bypassing the central bank in Tripoli and creating a potential financial black hole if the country reunifies, bankers and diplomats said. The debt has been piling up since 2014, when the country split into two administrations- one in...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, March 6- Libya's parallel government in the east has sold bonds worth more than $23 billion to fund its wage bill, bypassing the central bank in Tripoli and creating a potential financial black hole if the country reunifies, bankers and diplomats said. The debt has been piling up since 2014, when the country split into two administrations- one in...

  • National Security Advisor John Bolton (R), listens to U.S. President Donald Trump as he speaks about the FBI raid at lawyer Michael Cohen's office, while receiving a briefing from senior military leaders regarding Syria, in the Cabinet Room, on April 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    John Bolton appears to have taken a back seat to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the historic Trump-Kim meeting.