Libya

Libya's official government conducts air strikes on Misrata

TRIPOLI - Forces loyal to Libya's recognized government staged air strikes on targets in Misrata on Sunday in the first such attacks on the city allied to an armed group that seized the capital in the summer, officials and residents said.

Libya asks Italy to help extinguish fire at biggest oil port

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya has called on Italy to send firefighters to prevent a fire spreading out of control at Es Sider, the country's biggest oil port, officials said on Saturday.

World, Italy, 27 Dec 2014

Oil declines amid stronger dollar, crude oversupply in U.S.

NEW YORK - Oil prices fell Friday, tumbling as the dollar strengthened and as a supply glut in top consumer, the United States, trumped worries about falling production from Libya.

26 Dec 2014

Fire at storage tank at Libya's Es Sider port has spread to more oil tanks: officials

TRIPOLI - A fire at an oil storage tank at Libya's Es Sider port has spread to two more tanks after a rocket hit the country's biggest terminal during clashes between forces allied to competing governments, officials said on Friday.

World, 26 Dec 2014

Rocket hits storage tank at Libya's biggest oil port

BENGHAZI/TUNIS, Libya - A rocket set a storage tank at the eastern Libyan oil of port Es Sider on fire as armed factions allied to competing governments fought for control of the country's biggest export terminal, officials from both sides said on Thursday.

World, 26 Dec 2014

Tank at Libya's Es Sider oil port hit by rocket still on fire: official

TUNIS - Libya is only producing oil from its operations in Brega, Sarir and the country's offshore fields, an oil ministry official said on Thursday.

World, 26 Dec 2014

Rocket hits storage tank at Libya's biggest oil port

BENGHAZI/TUNIS, Libya - A rocket set a storage tank at the eastern Libyan oil of port Es Sider on fire as armed factions allied to competing governments fought for control of the country's biggest export terminal, officials from both sides said on Thursday.

World, 25 Dec 2014

Tank at Libya's Es Sider oil port hit by rocket still on fire: official

TUNIS - Libya is only producing oil from its operations in Brega, Sarir and the country's offshore fields, an oil ministry official said on Thursday.

World, 25 Dec 2014

Qatar and Egypt officials discuss reconciliation - sources

CAIRO - Egyptian and Qatari intelligence officials have met in Cairo to discuss reconciliation as part of Saudi-brokered efforts to end an 18-month standoff over Doha's support of the Muslim Brotherhood, security and diplomatic sources said.

World, Egypt, 24 Dec 2014

U.N. says Libya rivals agree 'in principle' to peace talks

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations informed the Security Council on Tuesday that rival factions in Libya have agreed "in principle" to hold a new round of peace talks aimed at ending the escalating political crisis early in the new year.

World, United Nations, 23 Dec 2014