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United States

Ulf Laessing

U.N. to hold Libya conference in April to avoid military showdown

Mar 20 2019

TRIPOLI/TUNIS The United Nations will hold a conference inside Libya in April to discuss elections as a way out of the country's eight-year-long conflict, a U.N. envoy said on Wednesday, although it remains to be seen whether powerful factions will attend.

RPT-Libyans fear showdown as eastern commander eyes capital

Mar 11 2019

TUNIS, March 9 Forces from eastern Libya who have swept through the south and taken control of remaining oilfields in recent weeks have now reinforced a base in the centre of the country and signalled to the capital Tripoli that it may be next.

Libyans fear showdown as eastern commander eyes capital

Mar 09 2019

TUNIS Forces from eastern Libya who have swept through the south and taken control of remaining oilfields in recent weeks have now reinforced a base in the center of the country and signaled to the capital Tripoli that it may be next.

Debts pile up as rival Libyan governments struggle for power

Mar 06 2019

BENGHAZI, Libya 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.

Libya's NOC lifts force majeure at El Sharara oilfield

Mar 04 2019

TUNIS Libyan state oil company NOC said on Monday it had lifted force majeure at the El Sharara oilfield, the country's biggest, which has been closed since December when state guards and tribesmen seized it.

Libyan rivals agree on need for national election: U.N.

Feb 28 2019

TUNIS Libya's internationally recognized prime minister, Serraj al-Fayez, and the military commander of its eastern half, Khalifa Haftar, have met and agreed that national elections are necessary, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Libya's recognised govt agrees with state oil firm to reopen El Sharara oilfield

Feb 26 2019

TUNIS Libya's internationally recognised government has agreed with state oil firm NOC on steps to reopen the El Sharara oilfield and lift force majeure, a contractual waiver, a government statement said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Libya's recognised govt agrees with state oil firm to reopen El Sharara oilfield

Feb 26 2019

TUNIS, Feb 26 Libya's internationally recognised government has agreed with state oil firm NOC on steps to reopen the El Sharara oilfield and lift force majeure, a contractual waiver, a government statement said on Tuesday.

UAE to host Libyan meeting to try reopen El Sharara oilfield: diplomats

Feb 25 2019

TUNIS/TRIPOLI The United Arab Emirates is bringing together players in Libya's conflict and the state oil firm to try to reopen the El Sharara oilfield, the North African country's biggest, diplomats and other sources said on Monday.

UAE to host Libyan meeting to try reopen El Sharara oilfield: diplomats

Feb 25 2019

TUNIS/TRIPOLI The United Arab Emirates is bringing together players in Libya's conflict and the state oil firm to try to reopen the El Sharara oilfield, the North African country's biggest, diplomats and other sources said on Monday.

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White House defers on release of Mueller's report, Kremlin warms

The White House said on Monday it was up to the U.S. Justice Department to decide if detailed findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation would be made public, a day after the attorney general said President Donald Trump had been cleared of any collusion.