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Libya News and Analysis


Oil tanker in Libya

UN report on Libya calls for international force Subscription Required

1 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Sanctions monitors say intervention would help to combat arms trafficking

Libyan prime minister Abdulla al-Thinni

Libya accuses Turkey of supplying arms to rival government Subscription Required

1 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Internationally recognised government accuses Turkey and Qatar of supporting Tripoli-based rival

UN Support Mission in Libya

UN looks to restart peace talks in Libya Subscription Required

26 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Urgent talks take place after the Tobruk-based government suspends participation

Many Turkish companies have ceased activities and evacuated staff due to the country’s worsening unrest

Libya to end all contracts with Turkish firms Subscription Required

25 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Tobruk-based government has previously accused Turkey of supporting its rivals

Large steel pipes used for subsea oil and gas transport

Bahr Essalam contract due to be awarded before June Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Bids being evaluated for Libyan project’s $450m subsea package

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Cairo bombs targets in Libya Subscription Required

16 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egyptian armed forces retaliate quickly over a video showing the execution of 21 Egyptian men

Libya clashes

Libya pipeline attacked Subscription Required

15 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Supplies to Marsa al-Hariga are cut

Libya port

Strike closes Libya’s oil export terminal Subscription Required

9 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Guards say salaries haven’t been paid


Libyan refining sector faces challenges Subscription Required

3 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Ongoing violence and elderly facilities cloud outlook for downstream operations

Members of Libyan pro-government forces, which is backed by the locals, look on in an army camp, in Benghazi on 1 February. Violent clashes between Libyan pro-government forces and the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, an alliance of former anti-Ga

Libyan Opec official released Subscription Required

2 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Samir Salem Kamal freed after being held for two weeks

Security forces surround Corinthia hotel after a car bomb in Tripoli on 27 January

Nine killed in Libya hotel attack Subscription Required

28 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Five foreigners among those killed as standoff is brought to an end

The Corninthia Hotel in Tripoli

At least two killed in Tripoli hotel attack Subscription Required

27 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Car bomb strikes Libya’s capital


Libya’s Ansar al-Sharia confirms leader’s death Subscription Required

25 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Militant group vows to take revenge and “shake the seat of power”

Libya oil

Libyan Opec official goes missing Subscription Required

21 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Samir Salem Kamal was last seen in Tripoli

A bomb attack on the Algerian embassy in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on 17 January wounded two guards, projected debris over a wide area and damaged nearby parked cars

EU mulls Libya oil embargo Subscription Required

18 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

International community looks to consolidate progress made in peace talks

Bernardino Leon, the special representative of the secretary-general for Libya and head of UNSMIL has proposed that the parties involved in the conflict freeze military operations

UN announces new round of Libya talks Subscription Required

11 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Parties agree to meet in Geneva

Greek tanker bombing in Libya

Oil tanker bombed in Libyan waters Subscription Required

5 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Two crew members killed

The El-Sider oil fire in Libya

Libya extinguishes El-Sider oil fire Subscription Required

4 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Smoke from the burning oil terminal was visable from space


Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

People to watch 2015 Subscription Required

5 January 2015

Twelve key figures who will shape the region’s economy in the coming year


Oil price erosion forms cracks between Opec members

Oil price erosion forms cracks between Opec members Subscription Required

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 Subscription Required

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

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