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Wars and Military Conflicts Muammar Gaddafi

  • TRIPOLI, Aug 30- Libya's crude production has fallen by 360,000 barrels per day after armed brigades blockaded pipelines and closed three oilfields, state-run National Oil Corporation said on Wednesday. It said it would supply its Zawiya refinery by sea to keep the plant producing for domestic consumption after the Sharara, El Feel and Hamada oilfields were...

  • TRIPOLI, Aug 27- Pipeline blockades by Libyan militia brigades making economic demands have closed down three oilfields and forced state-run National Oil Corporation to declare force majeure at several sites, officials and sources said on Sunday. Six years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is caught in a power struggle among competing factions and...

  • TRIPOLI, Aug 27- A local Libyan brigade has closed down two valves on a pipeline to Sharara oilfield, the country's largest, to make demands for more fuel supplies and better economic conditions for the Zintan region, a source in Zintan said on Sunday. Another field, El Feel, has also been shut because of the pipeline blockade, and state-run National Oil Corp has...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts with scientists and technicians of the DPRK Academy of Defence Science after the test-launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang July, 5, 2017.

    President Trump's doubling down of his "fire and fury" comment is only encouraging Pyongyang to stay on its current nuclear 'course.'

  • Former Libyan Leader Muammar al-Gaddafi.

    North Korea's insistence on its own nuclear arsenal could lie in the NATO-backed toppling of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

  • SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya, July 20- When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people. Libya's National Oil Corporation raised output to more than one million barrels per day at the end of June for the first time...

  • SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya, July 20- When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people. Libya's National Oil Corporation raised output to more than one million barrels per day at the end of June for the first time...

  • Late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy, during his first visit to Libya's former colonial ruler on June 10, 2009.

    North Korea's insistence on its own nuclear arsenal could lie in the NATO-backed toppling of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

  • "Libya can play a constructive role in stabilizing oil markets by informing OPEC and markets about its plans to restore production," NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla said in comments emailed to Reuters. In light of disrupted production in both countries, OPEC exempted Libya and Nigeria from a campaign that began on Jan. 1 to curb output by 1.2 million bpd aimed at...

  • LONDON, June 30- Libya's oil production has risen to 1.012 million barrels per day, a Libyan oil industry source told Reuters on Friday, topping one million barrels for the first time in four years. Libya's oil sector has been dogged by unrest since the overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.. Libya, along with Nigeria, is exempt from a deal between the...

  • CARACAS, May 22- Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil. Much of that arsenal was obtained from Russia by Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez,...

  • CARACAS, May 22- Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil. Much of that arsenal was obtained from Russia by Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez,...

  • PARIS, May 4- Societe Generale reported a 19 percent fall in quarterly net income on Thursday after making more provisions for litigation and also paying 963 million euros to settle a dispute with the Libyan Investment Authority. France's second-biggest bank, which is undergoing a reshuffle in its management structure and working on a new strategic plan, said...

  • LONDON, May 3- The start of a London trial brought by Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund against French investment bank Societe Generale has been adjourned for a second day, a spokesperson for the Libyan Investment Authority said. The case, which had been expected to run until the end of July, was due to focus on five trades totalling $2.1 billion, executed...

  • Migrants arriving at IOM's Transit Center in Agadez, Niger.

    Migrants become commodities in Libya and sold into exploitation and slavery, a UN agency says.

  • LONDON, April 28- Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund will go head-to-head with Societe Generale in London's High Court on Tuesday over claims the French investment bank paid $58.5 million in bribes to secure business from the fund. The Libyan Investment Authority is pursuing SocGen in relation to five trades totalling $2.1 billion, executed between...

  • *Sharara major field for Libya output plans. *Libya plans 1.1 mln bpd output by August. LONDON/ TRIPOLI, April 27- Libya's Sharara oilfield has restarted after the end of protests by an armed group that had blocked pipelines there, National Oil Corp chairman Mustafa Sanalla said on Thursday.

  • *OPEC oil output falls more in March- Reuters survey. *OPEC- led production cut expected to be extended into H2. NEW YORK, March 29- Oil prices rose more than 2 percent on Wednesday as U.S. crude inventories grew less than expected, supply disruptions continued in Libya and the OPEC- led output cut by producing countries looked likely to be extended.

  • *OPEC oil output falls more in March- Reuters survey. *OPEC- led production cut expected to be extended into H2. NEW YORK, March 29- Oil prices rose nearly 2 percent on Wednesday as U.S. crude inventories rose less than expected, supply disruptions continued in Libya and the OPEC- led output cut by producing countries looked likely to be extended.

  • *Armed protesters block 250,000 bpd of production in Libya. *OPEC- led production cut expected to be extended into H2. NEW YORK, March 29- Oil prices rose again on Wednesday, up another 1.5 percent as U.S. crude inventories rose less than expected, supply disruptions continued in Libya and the OPEC- led output cut by producing countries looked likely to be extended.