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Some Libyan oil ports reopen after deal with rebels

Benghazi - After a deal brokered with rebels on April 6th two formerly blockaded ports have reopened for export. However, talks are still ongoing to reopen two other ports.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya

Tripoli - Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said.
In the Media by Imed Lamloum (AFP)

Unknown gunmen kidnap Jordanian ambassador to Libya

Tripoli - Masked gunmen attacked the ambassador's car and shot his driver according to a spokesperson for Libya's foreign ministry. This is just the latest of a number of incidents in which foreign diplomats have been targeted in Libya.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Jordan ambassador to Libya kidnapped: Tripoli government

Tripoli - Hooded men travelling in two cars on Tuesday abducted the Jordanian ambassador to Tripoli, Fawaz Aitan, the Libyan foreign ministry said."The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped this morning.
In the Media by AFP

Libya PM quits, saying he was victim of attack

Tripoli - Libya's interim prime minister Abdullah al-Thani stepped down on Sunday, saying that he and his family had been the victims of an armed attack the previous day, a statement said.
In the Media by AFP

Libya opens way to oil exports from recovered port

Tripoli - Libya's National Oil Co (NOC) on Thursday lifted a force majeure on a crude export terminal recovered from rebel hands, opening the way for renewed exports.
In the Media by AFP

West urges rapid opening of ports under Libya oil deal

Benghazi - Western states on Monday called for a rapid reopening of oil terminals in eastern Libya after rebels agreed to gradually lift a nine-month blockade.
In the Media by AFP

Libya rebels to lift blockades of 2 oil terminals

Benghazi - Rebels seeking regional autonomy agreed Sunday to allow the reopening of two of four oil terminals in eastern Libya that they have blockaded since July, official news agency Lana reported.
In the Media by AFP

Libyan rebels show 'good intentions' in talks on oil blockade

Benghazi - In indirect talks with eastern rebels who have held three oil ports since last summer, a Libyan government minister maintained that the blockade of the ports could end within days.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Libya frees 3 rebels as deal to end oil port blockade may be near

Benghazi - A leader of a rebel tribe that has blockaded three eastern Libya oil ports since last summer said that an agreement to reopen the ports may be near.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Pro-government forces ready for battle to end Libya oil blockade

Tripoli - The rebels still remain in control of three key export ports in Eastern Libya even after a deadline to hand them over to the central authorities has passed.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Kadhafi son Saadi asks for forgiveness in prison video

Tripoli - Slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi's son Saadi has asked Libyans for forgiveness in an interview released by prison authorities three weeks after his extradition from neighbouring Niger.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Libyan rebels clash with government troops in renewed violence

Tripoli - Clashes between Libyan rebels who are occupying three eastern ports and troops at the hometown of rebel leader Ibrahim Jathran, wounded at least 16 people. The eastern area of Libya, Cyrenaica, has declared itself autonomous.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

US navy hands rogue oil tanker back to Libya

Tripoli - The US Navy handed over to Libyan authorities Saturday an oil tanker it boarded after the vessel took to sea with crude illegally loaded at a rebel-held port, the American embassy said."Earlier today, US forces turned control of the M/T Morning Glory o...
In the Media by AFP

Rockets hit runway in Libya's Tripoli, halting flights

Tripoli - Two rockets struck a runway at the international airport in Libya's capital Tripoli on Friday, forcing the suspension of flights, an airport source said."Two rockets exploded on the main runway of the airport, causing damage.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Libya, facing possible civil war, asks for help against terrorism

Benghazi - The Libyan government has asked both the UN and the international community to help it fight what it calls a war on terrorism as the country appears to be facing growing instability and chaos.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Libya vows to fight 'scourge' of terrorism

Tripoli - The Libyan government on Thursday vowed to fight terrorism, in its first acknowledgement that "terrorist groups" were behind dozens of attacks against security services and Westerners."The nation finds itself in a confrontation with terrorist groups, a...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: U.S. commandos take over tanker loaded with Libyan oil

Benghazi - U.S. Navy Seal commandos took over control of the North Korean-flagged Morning Glory off the coast of Cyprus. The tanker was loaded with oil from the eastern Libya port of Es Sider where it had been loaded by rebels who hold the port.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Bomb at military academy kills five in Libya's Benghazi

Benghazi - A car bomb Monday targeting a military academy in Libya's restive eastern city of Benghazi killed at least five soldiers and wounded more than 10, military and hospital sources said.The medical centre in Benghazi reported that "five bodies plus an inde...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Ousted prime minister flees as Libya verges on civil conflict

Benghazi - Ali Zeidan the former prime minister fled the country for Europe as tensions increased between the central government and the autonomous eastern regions of Barq or Cyrenaica.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment
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