Wars and Military Conflicts Muammar Gaddafi

  • TRIPOLI, Oct 2- Libyas National Oil Corp said on Wednesday that August revenues dropped to around $2 billion, a 5% decline from July. The company attributed the drop to the sabotage of the main pipeline of the El Sharara oil field and Zawiya refinery in August. Libya, the third largest oil producer in Africa, has been in turmoil since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in a...

  • TRIPOLI, Sept 7- At least three fighters aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed Government of National Accord were killed in an offensive on Saturday aimed at pushing back eastern forces led by commander Khalifa Haftar, a witness said. The clashes between the GNA forces and Haftar's Libyan National Army on Saturday morning came after nearly a month of calm.

  • *August kerosene deliveries to east reduced-oil company. CAIRO, Sept 6- Libya's state oil firm has restricted kerosene supplies to areas controlled by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar in what diplomats and oil officials said was an attempt to prevent his troops using them in their five-month-old battle to take the capital. The reduction in volumes sent east...

  • JAKARTA, Aug 28- Arie Untung, a former video jockey for the Indonesian offshoot of MTV, says he used to drink alcohol regularly and- back then- was a jeans-clad, spiky-haired rocker who was only a nominal Muslim. The celebrities, who jointly have over 20 million followers on Instagram and Twitter, are part of what has become known as the "hijrah" movement in Indonesia and,...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.'