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June 21, 2018 2:40 PM Opec confident of deal ahead of crucial talks with partners

VIENNA: Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) energy ministers expressed optimism today they were nearing a compromise on oil output policy, with Saudi Arabia acknowledging that a big production increase would be "politically unacceptable" to arch foe Iran. Opec and non-Opec partner countries are due to hold crunch talks here today 4

June 21, 2018 10:51 AM Libya strongman's forces say key oil ports recaptured

BENGHAZI, Libya: A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Thursday it had recaptured two key oil export terminals, a week after they were attacked by a rival militia. "Our armed forces have full control of the Ras Lanuf region," the force's spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said, later adding that it had also seized the Al-Sidra terminal 5

June 14, 2018 11:58 PM US air strike in Libya kills Qaeda operative: Military

WASHINGTON: The US military has conducted an airstrike in Libya targeting an Al-Qaeda affiliate, killing one "terrorist," the US military said Thursday. The Wednesday strike took place approximately 80km southeast of the town of Bani Walid, US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement. "In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord 10

June 8, 2018 1:26 AM UN Security Council sanctions six human traffickers operating in Libya

UNITED NATIONS, United States: The United Nations Security Council on Thursday slapped sanctions on six leaders of human trafficking networks operating in Libya, a first for the world body, diplomats said. The process moved ahead when Russia "lifted its hold placed on the Dutch proposal" to include the six people on the sanctions blacklist, a diplomat 13

April 11, 2018 3:06 AM US lifts travel ban on Chad

WASHINGTON: The United States announced Tuesday the lifting of its six-month ban on visitors and immigrants from Chad, saying the country had met key security requirements for vetting travellers. "The president announced today that Chad has raised its security standards to meet important baseline US national security requirements," the Department of Homeland 18

February 25, 2018 3:54 PM Libya oil field halt slows exports, sending crude prices rising

A general view shows an oil refinery in Zawia, 55km west of Tripoli. — Reuters picCAIRO, Feb 25 — Libya’s oil exports from the Mellitah terminal will be “modified” after protests disrupted production at the key El-Feel deposit for the first time in two months, putting the Opec nation’s crude production at risk of a decline again. Crude loadings at Mellitah 19

January 24, 2018 12:19 AM Twin car bombs kill at least 22 in Libya’s Benghazi

Members of the demining team of the Libyan National Army search for mines, in Benghazi, Libya January 14, 2018. — Reuters picBENGHAZI, Jan 24 — The death toll following a double car bomb attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi last night has risen to at least 22, a hospital spokeswoman said. A further 20 people were injured and the number of fatalities 13

January 12, 2018 12:46 AM Italian coastguard rescue 264 migrants off southern coast

A member of the Italian Red Cross helps a migrant after he disembarks from the Italian Coast Guard vessel 'Diciotti' on January 8, 2018 in the port of Catania following a rescue operation at sea. — AFP picROME, Jan 12 — Italian coastguard service said yesterday 264 migrants had been rescued from a boat off the coast of Calabria, where traffickers have increasingly 18

January 10, 2018 2:10 AM Scores of migrants missing in Mediterranean: Libyan Navy

TRIPOLI: Between 90 and 100 migrants were missing after their makeshift boat sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the country's navy said late Tuesday. The inflatable boat was carrying more than 100 people when it went down, according to navy spokesman Ayoub Kacem, who said rescuers had saved just 17 people, including some women. The boat sank off the city of Khoms 11

January 5, 2018 9:59 AM Ankara-Paris partnership ‘vital’ for peace, says Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today said that a strong partnership between Ankara and Paris was vital for world peace. — Reuters picISTANBUL, Jan 5 — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today said that a strong partnership between Ankara and Paris was vital for world peace as he headed on a key visit to France. Erdogan’s one-day visit to Paris 18