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El Sharara Oilfield

Libyan forces claim control of nation’s largest oilfield

Eastern Libyan military forces have full control of Libya’s biggest oilfield, El Sharara, a spokesman said, in a challenge to the internationally recognized government in Tripoli.
Muammar Gaddafi

Libya in chaos since 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi

Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias still vying for control of the oil-rich country.

UN says Islamic State kills 6 captives in Libya

The UN statement late on Monday condemned the killing as "particularly abhorrent", without providing further details. The six were captured on October 28 during an attack on the town of al-Fuqaha.

At least 4 dead in suspected IS attack in central Libya

At least four people were killed Monday and eight others kidnapped in an attack by suspected Islamic State group jihadists on a town in central Libya, local sources said.
Ghassan Salame

UN envoy says hard to hold Libya elections in December

The UN envoy to Libya has said that it will be difficult to hold elections as hoped on December 10, following a new wave of fighting in the North African nation.
Fighting between a militia allied with Libya's internationally recognised government fight and two rival groups left some families trapped in their homes [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Libya in chaos since the 2011 overthrow of Gaddafi

Libya, where a new ceasefire was announced on Wednesday to end a month of deadly fighting near the capital, fell into chaos with the ouster and killing of strongman Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011.

Italian foreign minister meets Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi

Italy's top diplomat held talks with General Khalifa Haftar, leader of the self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA) in a bid to strengthen ties, the Italian foreign ministry said.
Smoke shrouded the headquarters of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tripoli [Hani Amara-Reuters]

Two dead as gunmen attack headquarters of Libya national oil firm

Armed men on Monday stormed the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Company in Tripoli killing at least two people, officials said, as witnesses spoke of hearing a blast and gunfire.

French foreign minister visits Libya in election push

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian pushed a deal paving the way for elections in Libya during a visit on Monday to the chaos-ridden country.
Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli

Libyan commander wanted by ICC ‘escapes prison’

A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes has "escaped" from prison, the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar said.
Libya's oil state energy firm, the National Oil Corporation (NOC)

NOC: Libya resumes oil exports from east

Libya is resuming oil exports from its eastern production heartland, its National Oil Corporation said Wednesday after a showdown between the war-torn country’s rival authorities.

Oil sale: Libyan NOC requests sanctions over push from east

Libya’s Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) is asking for U.N. sanctions against 48 individuals and others they accuse of trying to sell oil illicitly in a struggle over the country’s oil wealth.
Smoke and flame rise from an oil storage tank that was set on fire amid fighting between rival factions at Ras Lanuf terminal, Libya in this handout picture released on June 18, 2018. The National Oil Corporation. Handout via Reuters

NOC: All oil exports suspended from Libya’s east

All oil exports from Libya’s east have been suspended after operations halted at two key ports, the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation said Monday, in a further blow to the vital sector.
The two oil terminals are located in the so-called oil crescent in eastern Libya [The National Oil Corporation | Reuters]

Haftar forces claim to have retaken key oil terminals in Libya

Fighters loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar claim they have recaptured several important oil installations in eastern Libya after days of fighting led to a sharp drop in oil output.

Libya strongman’s jets strike rivals targeting oil terminals

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces on Friday launched air strikes against a rival militia targeting key oil facilities in the east of the country, a spokesperson for his group said.

Libya strongman says victory near against Derna jihadists

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said on Monday that victory was near for his forces in Derna, the eastern city held by jihadists since the 2011 armed uprising.

Libyan leaders commit to December 10 elections

Four senior Libyan leaders committed at a Paris peace conference Tuesday to holding elections in the fractured and war-wracked country on December 10, a joint statement said.

Libyan strongman returns home after treatment in Paris

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, will return to Benghazi on Thursday, a spokesman for his forces said, after he received medical treatment in Paris.

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