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Exclusive: East Libyan force wants to take El Sharara oilfield by talks

The comments by Abdel-Razeq Nathouri, chief of staff of the Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, may soothe fears of a battle for the 315,000 barrels-per-day field. Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with rival administrations and armed groups controlling different territories. The LNA began an offensive in the south last month to fight Islamist militants, Chadian opposition forces and cross-border smugglers, as well as to se...
Tags: Science, Nato, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, LNA, Khalifa Haftar, El Sharara, Libyan National Army LNA, Abdel Razeq Nathouri


Eeat Libyan force stops plane in campaign for south

A jet from Khalifa Haftar's east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oil-rich south of the riven nation, the faction said. Libya has been in turmoil since the NATO-backed toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with parallel administrations and armed groups carving the nation into swathes of control. Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) began an offensive in the south last month to fight militants and take control of oil installations, a...
Tags: Science, Nato, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA


Conflict erupts for control of Libya's largest oil field

Fighting between UN-backed GNA and Libyan National Army over field closed since DecemberFighting has broken out over the future of Libya’s largest oil field, as forces loyal to the UN-recognised Tripoli-based government battle Libyan National Army (LNA) forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the leading figure in fractured Libya’s east.Al-Sharara field, 560 miles south of Tripoli, is capable of producing 315,000 barrels of crude a day – about a third of Libya’s total current output. But it ...
Tags: Business, Africa, Oil, World news, Commodities, Middle East and North Africa, Libya, Un, Tripoli, Gna, Khalifa Haftar, Libyan National Army, Libyan National Army LNA, Libyan National Oil Corporation NOC, Al Sharara


Eastern Libyan forces take over El-Sharara oilfield: official

Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar took over the El-Sharara oilfield on Wednesday, an official in the force said. The 315,000-barrels a day oilfield has been closed since December when tribesmen and state security forces seized it to make payment and development demands. Haftar is a dominant figure in the east where his Libyan National Army (LNA) in 2017 seized the second-largest city of Benghazi by expelling Islamist and other fighters.
Tags: Science, Benghazi, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, El Sharara, Libyan National Army LNA


Eastern Libyan forces take over El Sharara oilfield

Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar captured the El-Sharara oilfield on Wednesday, officials said, apparently taking over the facility from armed tribesmen and state guards in a challenge to the Tripoli government. Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) group, which is based in the east, called oil firm NOC to lift force majeure, a contractual waiver, it had declared when it shut down production at the 315,000-barrels a day oilfield. El Sharara was taken over on Dec. 8 ...
Tags: Science, Tripoli, NOC, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, El Sharara, Libyan National Army LNA


Eastern Libyan forces have taken over Sharara oilfield: Official

Benghazi, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar took over the El-Sharara oilfield on Wednesday, an official in the force said. No more details were immediately available and there was no comment from state oil firm NOC. (Reporting by Ayman al warfalli, Writing by Ulf Lessing; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)
Tags: Science, Ayman, NOC, Khalifa Haftar, El Sharara, Sharara, Benghazi Libya Reuters Eastern, Ulf Lessing


Libya's oil chief calls for national force to guard petroleum installations

Mustafa Sanalla says specialist unit needed to end repeated seizures of oil assets by militiasThe head of Libya’s national oil company has said he wants to set up a national force armed with surveillance to protect the country’s petroleum assets after repeated seizures of oil installations by militias.Mustafa Sanalla, the chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), said the force would require an annual budget of $10m (£7.6m) and be under the control of the UN-recognised government. But the ...
Tags: Business, Africa, Oil, World news, Commodities, Middle East and North Africa, Libya, Un, National Oil Corporation NOC, Mustafa Sanalla, Khalifa Haftar, Libyan National Army LNA


Putin calls for better UK-Russia relations at massive annual press conference

Vladimir Putin called for an end to the deadlock in UK-Russia relations during his massive annual press conference.  "“In my mind, UK-Russian relations are at a dead end and it's in the interests of both sides to get out of this dead end," the Russian President said at a gathering known for pageantry and colourful quotes. He added that the UK was Russia's top direct investor last year, putting £22bn into the country. Although he had not discussed partnerships with Theresa May, Mr Putin...
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Keeping Our Eye on the Ball: The Problem with the UAE Summit

Ed. Note: We understand that this is a matter of current public debate, MM welcomes opeds of differing points of view. Please use this form. Public debates on matters of importance can be noisy and disorganized. From Ad Hominem to Appeal to Extremes, argumentative fallacies fly through cyberspace like so many ethereal cream pies. I offer this short essay as what I hope is a productive contribution to the current debate over the ‘UAE summit,’ in particular the question of participating in it and ...
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East Libyan general hands back control of oil ports

Khalifa Haftar ends row that shut down oil industry, ceding ports to national corporationThe east Libyan strongman Gen Khalifa Haftar has handed back control of the oil ports under his authority to the country’s national oil corporation, ending a three-week dispute that had effectively closed down the country’s oil industry and threatened to strangle efforts at political reconciliation across Libya.The ports of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, Zueitina and Hariga were all handed back to NOC control without ...
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Four Libya oil ports closed amid corruption allegations

National Oil Corporation calls for sanctions against allies of General Khalifa HaftarLibya’s United Nations-backed National Oil Corporation (NOC) has closed four oil ports held by the military chief Khalifa Haftar, collapsing the country’s hydrocarbons production.The NOC has also written to the UN sanctions committee and foreign embassies with evidence that it says shows Haftar’s allies have for years been offering questionable contracts in breach of UN resolutions, that would lead to millions i...
Tags: Africa, Oil, World news, Commodities, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Un, National Oil Corporation NOC, National Oil Corporation, NOC, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Khalifa HaftarLibya


Political upheaval in Libya threatens oil production | Financial Times

Political upheaval in Libya threatens oil production | Financial Times:Libya’s national oil company has suspended crude loadings at two major oil terminals, which together with a separate port blockade is estimated to trigger a drop in production of 850,000 barrels a day just as global outages have tightened the market and fuelled prices.The dramatic fall in the country’s output, equivalent to almost 80 per cent of its production, comes as Brent has again been rising towards $80 a barrel. This s...
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Weekly news roundup: Erdogan takes the presidency, Trump scores SCOTUS win and EU leaders discuss migration

Image:  PoliticsErdogan wins sweeping new powers after Turkish election victoryReutersFollowing Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in Turkey’s general election, he will enter his second term as president. However, this time around he will rule with greatly expanded executive powers.Travel ban: Trump hails 'tremendous' Supreme Court rulingBBCOn Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld in a 5-4 decision President Trump’s ban on most travelers of largely Muslim nations from entering the United States.Contro...
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Libya urges UN to block oil sales after clashes between rival factions

Move comes after strongman Khalifa Haftar takes control of key Gulf of Sirte oil terminals Libya’s oil industry – the sole reliable source of revenue for the strife-torn country – has been plunged into chaos after its United Nations-recognised government was forced to urge the UN to block any sales from its main oil terminals. The key terminals in the east of the country were captured from local militias last week by the so-called Libyan National Army, headed by strongman Khalifa Haftar. But on ...
Tags: Africa, Oil, World news, Commodities, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Un, National Oil Corporation NOC, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Libyan National Army, Gulf of Sirte


Macron hosts Libyan factions in Paris in push to secure elections

President brings together rival leaders but move criticised by some as colonial interferenceThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, is to take a calculated risk by bringing Libyan factions together in Paris and having them commit to elections this year, in an attempt to end the chaos that has exacerbated the refugee crisis and caused economic misery for Libyans.Macron has invited Fayez al-Sarraj, the prime minister of the UN-recognised government, and Khalifa Haftar, the military leader who domin...
Tags: Europe, France, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Paris, Refugees, Libya, Un, Emmanuel Macron, Fayez al Sarraj, Macron, Khalifa Haftar


Libyan general returns to Benghazi after death rumours

Khalifa Haftar orders assault on Islamist-controlled areas after return from Paris hospitalDefying reports of an incapacitating stroke and even his death, the Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar has returned to Libya from hospital in Paris and ordered a fresh military assault on Islamist-controlled areas.Numerous sources has reported that Haftar, 75, had either died or suffered a stroke of such severity that his public career was at an end, prompting speculation that his chief backers, the U...
Tags: France, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Paris, Libya, Benghazi, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, United Arab Emirates Egypt


Libya:The Problem with Creating Unity

[ISS] Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the strongman who is widely regarded as the most important player in the overcrowded cast of characters determining Libya's uncertain future, has aptly been called the 'divisive unifier'.
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Libya's Haftar Treated in Paris After Feeling Ill on Tour: Spokesman

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar is being treated in Paris after feeling unwell during a foreign tour and is expected to...
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Key Libyan Commander Treated in Paris Hospital: Source

PARIS (Reuters) - Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar has been treated in a hospital in Paris, a French source close to the matter said on...
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Libyan military chief Khalifa Haftar severely ill after stroke – reports

But presidential hopeful’s Libyan National Army dismisses claims as fake news put out by worried opponents Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan military strongman seen as a potential winner of presidential elections in Libya this year, has reportedly been taken to hospital in Paris following a severe stroke.Khalifa al-Obeidi, a spokesman for Haftar’s Libyan National Army, denied the claim as fake news generated by Haftar’s opponents, and his aides pointed to undated photographs of Haftar ins...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Paris, Libya, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Libyan National Army, Khalifa al Obeidi


Libyan military boss Khalifa Haftar severely ill after stroke – reports

But presidential hopeful’s Libyan National Army denies claims as fake news put out by opponents Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan military strongman seen as a potential winner of presidential elections in Libya this year, has reportedly been taken to hospital in Paris following a severe stroke.Khalifa al-Obeidi, a spokesman for Haftar’s Libyan National Army denied the claim as fake news generated by Haftar’s opponents, and his aides pointed to undated photographs of Haftar inspecting troo...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Paris, Libya, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Libyan National Army, Khalifa al Obeidi


Libya may not be ready for democracy, says military strongman

Khalifa Haftar claims he has army of 75,000 men and could try to seize power if unhappy with outcome of UN-led electionThe Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has warned that the country may not be ready for democracy even though the UN is planning to hold elections this year.Haftar, a former CIA asset who controls nearly half of Libya from his base in the east of the country, said: “The upcoming elections in the country must bring a solution to the current bloodshed, but if the situation a...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Libya, Un, Cia, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar


Keystone Inks $450K Pact with Eastern Libya

Keystone Strategic Advisors has inked a $450K one-year pact with the governor of Eastern Libya, which is under the control of renegade General Khalifa Haftar and based in Benghazi. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Kevin McCauley)]
Tags: Pr, Benghazi, Khalifa Haftar, Eastern Libya, Kevin McCauley, Keystone Inks, Keystone Strategic Advisors


Rogue Libyan General Retains D.C. Lobbyists

The family of Khalifa Haftar, the controversial general commander of the Libyan National Army, has retained lobbying shop Grassroots Political Consulting for U.S. Congressional outreach as well as to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Jon Gingerich)]
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General accused of war crimes courted by west in Libya

Ex-CIA asset Khalifa Haftar, due to meet Italian officials in Rome, ordered soldiers to kill prisoners, according to legal expertsEuropean leaders are embracing a Libyan general who has ordered his soldiers to commit war crimes, according to new evidence that has been analysed by senior legal experts.The allegation of human rights abuses by Gen Khalifa Haftar, a former CIA asset who controls nearly half of Libya from his base in the east, comes as the general is due to arrive in Rome on Tuesday,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Rome, Middle East and North Africa, Italy, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Un, Boris Johnson, Cia, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar


West courts Libyan general accused of human rights abuses

Ex-CIA asset Khalifa Haftar, due to meet Italian officials in Rome, ordered soldiers to commit war crimes, according to legal expertsEuropean leaders are embracing a Libyan general who has ordered his soldiers to commit war crimes, according to new evidence that has been analysed by senior legal experts.The allegation of human rights abuses by Gen Khalifa Haftar, a former CIA asset who controls nearly half of Libya from his base in the east, comes as the general is due to arrive in Rome on Tuesd...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Rome, Middle East and North Africa, Italy, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Un, Boris Johnson, Cia, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar


Libyan general Khalifa Haftar accused of human rights abuses

Ex-CIA asset, due to meet Italian officials in Rome, ordered soldiers to commit war crimes, according to legal expertsEuropean leaders are embracing a Libyan general who has ordered his soldiers to commit war crimes, according to new evidence that has been analysed by senior legal experts.The allegation of human rights abuses by Gen Khalifa Haftar, a former CIA asset who controls nearly half of Libya from his base in the east, comes as the general is due to arrive in Rome on Tuesday, where he wi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Rome, Middle East and North Africa, Italy, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Un, Boris Johnson, Cia, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar


Boris Johnson meets eastern Libyan strongman in Benghazi

The UK foreign secretary says Khalifa Haftar would give up military rule if elected Libyan president.
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Africa: Libyans Hold Their Breath for Another Peace Deal

[ISS] Last week's ceasefire agreement between two powerful and bitter rivals - the hard-headed maverick General Khalifa Haftar and Fayez al-Sarraj - has once again raised the hopes of long-tormented Libyans.
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Libyan rival leaders agree to ceasefire after Macron-hosted talks

French president says Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar have shown ‘historic courage’ at the meeting outside ParisLibya’s two main rival leaders have agreed to call a ceasefire and hold elections early next year after a meeting in Paris hosted by the French president, Emmanuel Macron.Macron said Libya’s UN-backed prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, and Khalifa Haftar – the military strongman whose forces control large tracts of land in the east of the country – had displayed “historic courage” at ...
Tags: Europe, France, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Paris, Libya, Un, Fayez al Sarraj, Macron, Khalifa Haftar, Emmanuel Macron Macron, ParisLibya