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Libya News and Analysis


Egypt and Sudan have agreed to support Libya's military as the nation’s parliament struggles to retake control of the country’s two biggest cities

Egypt and Sudan agree to support Libya’s military Subscription Required

21 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

About 65 have died so far in battle to take control of Benghazi

A burnt truck is seen in the aftermath of clashes between pro-government forces and rebels on 18 October in Benghazi

Libya prime minister sets sights on Tripoli Subscription Required

19 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Al-Thani says pro-government forces will attempt to take control of capital

Medco Energi makes oil discovery in Libya

Medco Energi makes oil discovery in Libya Subscription Required

30 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

More hydrocarbons found in Area 47 block near Tunisian border

Representatives from Libya’s two rival parliaments have agreed to call for an immediate nationwide ceasefire and have pledged to resolve their differences through dialogue, after a UN-backed meeting in the town of Ghadames

Libya’s rival parliaments attend UN-backed talks Subscription Required

30 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Both parties agree to nationwide ceasefire

Libyan crude oil production

Concerns emerge over Libya oil data reliability Subscription Required

30 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Official figures may be 200,000 barrels a day more than actual production

Air strikes on Libya’s commercial port in Benghazi on 24 September have been claimed by Operation Dignity

New Benghazi air attack claimed by Operation Dignity Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Warplanes target commercial port

Libya's elected parliament has approved a new cabinet amid escalating political tensions and fears of descent into civil war

Libya approves new cabinet Subscription Required

23 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

National Oil Corporation to take responsibility for oil sector

Opec headquarters

Libyan oil production drops Subscription Required

22 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Output falls for the first time since militias ended port blockade

A previous air strike hit Tripoli airport and was said to be carried out by the UAE, according to US officials

New round of air strikes target Libya militias Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Former army general Khalifa Haftar claims responsibility for attack

Libya's prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, has accused Qatar of arming Islamist militias

Libya accuses Qatar of arming Islamists Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says planes delivered weapons to militias


Libyan militias seize ministries in Tripoli Subscription Required

2 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Government says most institutions and state bodies in the capital are beyond its control


As Libya sinks deeper into the chaos of war, its badly defended oil infrastructure is becoming increasingly susceptible to shutdowns

Libya’s oil recovery falters Subscription Required

24 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Recent drop in production could foreshadow greater declines


Oil price erosion forms cracks between Opec members

Oil price erosion forms cracks between Opec members

23 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Prospect of lower prices ahead triggers call for action from group’s fragile economies


Political rivalry threatens Libya’s oil recovery

25 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

A tale of two parliaments

The Pentagon in the US

UAE cuts out the middle man in Libya Subscription Required

28 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

By bombing Libya, the UAE and Egypt open the door to backlash from both allies and enemies


Recovery in Libyan oil exports Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

The country is further than ever from being able to form a unified military force to resist the militias


Libyan rebels end oil port blockade Subscription Required

3 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Oil crisis seems to be at an end, but further disruption is likely and could see blockades return

Change: Many Libyans hope Haftar will bring stability

Libya: Lurching back into civil war Subscription Required

29 May 2014

Both sides in the conflict for power in Libya are ready to take each other on and there are signs the clashes will further destabilise the country


Confusion reigns in Libya's government Subscription Required

8 May 2014 | By Elizabeth Bains

The almost farcical voting session to name the new prime minister highlights the country’s many issues

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