Wars and Military Conflicts Muammar Gaddafi

  • 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...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 11- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday welcomed a probe into whether officials improperly tried to help construction company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, making clear he sought to ride out a potential scandal just months ahead of elections. Independent ethics commissioner Mario Dion said he would look into allegations, first raised by...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 11- Canada's independent ethics commissioner said on Monday he was probing allegations that the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have improperly tried last year to help construction company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc avoid criminal trial. Mario Dion made the announcement in a letter he sent to two opposition legislators who had asked him...

  • *Group seized El Sharara oilfield facility on Saturday. TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya, Dec 10- Libya's National Oil Company said on Monday it has declared force majeure on exports from the El Sharara oilfield after the facility was seized by local militia. Production at the Zawiya refinery was also at risk due to its dependence on crude oil supply from Sharara, the...

  • TRIPOLI, Dec 10- Libya's National Oil Company has declared force majeure on exports from the El Sharara oil field, it said on Monday, after tribesmen and state security guards seized the facility. With Libya divided into two weak governments, armed groups, tribesmen and normal Libyans tend to take their anger out over high inflation and a lack of infrastructure on...

  • TRIPOLI/ BENGHAZI, Libya, Dec 9- Libya is shutting down production at its biggest oilfield after tribesmen and state security guards seized the El Sharara facility, field engineers and protesters said on Sunday, but there was no confirmation from state oil firm NOC. A spokesman for the tribesmen which call themselves the Fezzan Anger Movement, Mohamed Maighal,...

  • 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.

  • 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.