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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

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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

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UN condemns escalating violence in Libya Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

The North African country sees a third day of fighting over oil terminals

Libya has declared force majeure at the Ras Lanuf oil terminal

Libya declares force majeure at two oil terminals Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Battle continues between rival parliaments

El-Sharara oil field in Libya

Air strikes near Libya’s biggest oil ports Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Forces affiliated with Libya’s elected government carried out air strikes near the country’s biggest oil terminals on 13 December as the struggle to control the country’s oil escalated.

Libyan prime minister Abdulla al-Thinni

Libya’s government takes action to keep control of oil revenues Subscription Required

14 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Prime Minister says funds will bypass Tripoli

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

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Head of US Africa Command, General David Rodriguez

Isis-aligned fighters are being trained in Libya Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

US general says camps are being closely monitored

Analysis

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

Comment

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

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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

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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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