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Libya News and Analysis


Omar Shakmak

Libya’s acting oil minister stands down Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Omar Shakmak says acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni asked him to stand down


Libyan oil output rises to 562,000 barrels a day Subscription Required

20 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

El-Sider oil terminal set to export first shipment of crude after militants took control in July 2013


Airstrikes in Libya as militia war escalates Subscription Required

18 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Aircraft bomb Tripoli as armed groups ignore UN appeal for ceasefire

Libya conflict

Libya calls for foreign intervention Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Libya’s parliament says UN should take measures to protect civilians

Protesters in Tripoli, Libya

Libya to hold popular vote for next president Subscription Required

13 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

House of Representatives votes on new system as the country struggles to achieve a transition to democracy

Work on a 1,400MW power plant in Sirte has been suspended due to ongoing fighting Benghazi and Tripoli

Work on power plant halted in Libya Subscription Required

11 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Ongoing fighting causes South Korean companies to temporarily stop construction

Fighting in Benghazi, Libya

Key Libyan military base under threat from Islamist group Subscription Required

10 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

A string of victories for militant Islamists Ansar al-Sharia in Libya’s east sparks fears that Benghazi’s air force base could be overrun

Ageela Salah Issa al-Ebeidi, centre, new president of Libya's House of Representatives

Rifts deepen in Libya’s new parliament Subscription Required

7 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp , Hassan Morajea

Lawmakers refuse to attend sessions as war continues on the streets

Mongi Hamdi, foreign minister, Tunisia

Tunisia threatens to close Libya border Subscription Required

31 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Foreign minister says refugee influx may destabilise the country ahead of key elections

People look at the wreckage of a government war plane, which crashed during fighting on 29 July in Benghazi

Islamists claim major victory in Benghazi Subscription Required

30 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Ansar al-Sharia and its allies overrun key military base in eastern Libya

Black plumes of smoke are seen after clashes between militants, former rebel fighters and government forces in Libya

US evacuates embassy in Libya Subscription Required

27 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Staff driven to Tunisia with military escort as fighting escalates in Tripoli

Nuri Abu Sahmain, GNC president

Libya's General National Congress sets handover date Subscription Required

24 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Fighting continues as nation prepares to move parliament to Benghazi


Optimism increases over reopening of Libyan port Subscription Required

23 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp , Hassan Morajea

Key stakeholders meet in effort to reopen the oil terminal of Brega after it was shut by protesters on 12 July

Onshore oil drilling

Foster Wheeler awarded Libya upstream design deal Subscription Required

20 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

US engineering consultancy Foster Wheeler awarded contract as $800m Area 47 project is restarted after concerns about instability

Tripoli International airport aircraft damage

UN Security Council to debate Libya clashes Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

All international flights to and from the country cancelled amid fierce fighting

Fighting in Tripoli

Total pulls oil workers out of Libya Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Oil and gas multinational says fighting at Tripoli airport has disrupted operations

Libya oil production

Libyan oil output increases amid escalating fighting Subscription Required

16 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Exports may be damaged by increasing unrest as heavy fighting causes extensive disruption

Burnt out cars at Tripoli Airport after fighting

Libya mulls request for military assistance as fighting worsens Subscription Required

15 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Tripoli airport is bombarded by GRAD rockets in a second night of violence

Libya is bracing for a second day of violence after militias linked to rogue general Khalifa Haftar clashed with Islamist brigades on 13 July in Tripoli

Tripoli braces for another day of violence Subscription Required

14 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Militias led by senior politician continue to clash with anti-Islamist forces

Guards blockade Libyan oil port Subscription Required

13 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Protesters close eastern terminal demanding money denting export boost hopes


Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Robert Jones

Small fall in the total value of the Middle East’s biggest projects, but further pressure expected due to fighting in Iraq

Mena oil production 2013

Mena share of global oil production slips Subscription Required

24 June 2014 | By Mark Watts

Production drops in Libya, Iran and Syria as US output surges



Recovery in Libyan oil exports

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

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

Protests: GNC’s decision led to demonstrations

Race to draft a constitution for Libya Subscription Required

13 February 2014 | By Adal Mirza

Libya’s political vacuum persists as the government scrambles to draft a new constitution before deadlock causes more harm

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