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Britain sees no immediate threat from Islamic State bases in Libya – Reuters UK


Reuters UK

Britain sees no immediate threat from Islamic State bases in Libya
Reuters UK
HAVANA Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Friday he saw no immediate threat to Europe from Islamic State bases in Libya and did not expect the new Libyan government to ask for foreign troops anytime soon. Libya has been in chaos since …

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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 8:16 pm

US oil ends April with nearly 20 pct monthly gain – CNBC


CNBC

US oil ends April with nearly 20 pct monthly gain
CNBC
U.S. oil prices dipped on Friday after an early rise to 2016 peaks, but posted a gain of about 20 percent for April, the largest monthly gain in a year. Futures held losses after oilfield services firm Baker Hughes reported its weekly U.S. oil rig

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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 6:35 pm

Italian-British force ambushed by IS in Libya – DEBKA file


DEBKA file

Italian-British force ambushed by IS in Libya
DEBKA file
ISIS fighters smashed a force of Italian and British Special Ops troops on Wednesday, April 27 in the first battle of its kind in Libya, debkafile's military and intelligence sources report. This battle will result in the delay of the planned Western
No troops to Libya, Italian FM Gentiloni tells HouseANSAmed
No unauthorised Italian military intervention in Libya, says ministerBusiness Standard

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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 2:41 pm

Libya’s Unity Problem – Foreign Affairs (subscription)


Foreign Affairs (subscription)

Libya's Unity Problem
Foreign Affairs (subscription)
After almost two years of civil war among the various armed forces that have backed either the internationally recognized House of Representatives based in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk or the rival General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli, Libya

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 1:07 pm

Sanctioned Oil Tanker Returns to Libya After East’s Failed Export Attempt – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Sanctioned Oil Tanker Returns to Libya After East's Failed Export Attempt
Wall Street Journal
An oil tanker that was sanctioned by the United Nations after loading petroleum sold by Libya's eastern government has begun returning to the North African nation, a Libyan official said. The tanker loaded 650,000 barrels of crude oil on Monday after …
UN Libya blacklist leaves Indian oil tanker in limboBBC News
Indian-flagged oil tanker returning to Libya after UN blacklisting – rival NOCReuters
Libya NOC outlines ambitious plans to restore oil outputAl-Arabiya
Thomson Reuters Foundation –The Maritime Executive
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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 11:54 am

German minister concerned migrant numbers via Libya, Italy will rise – Reuters


Reuters

German minister concerned migrant numbers via Libya, Italy will rise
Reuters
"Now the issue is alternative routes … we are of course concerned that we'll get rising refugee numbers again as they come via Libya and Italy," he added. De Maiziere said he agreed with Austria that the situation at Italy's northern border should
Germany Worries Migrants Will Try to Reach Europe From LibyaABC News
Refugee Crisis: Germany Warns Italy, Libya Against New Route Into Europe Amid Rising Right-Wing ViolenceInternational Business Times
Germany: Concerns Over Rise in Refugee Numbers Via Libya, ItalyteleSUR English

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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 8:37 am

Libya unity government to set up joint force to combat IS – Middle East Eye


Middle East Eye

Libya unity government to set up joint force to combat IS
Middle East Eye
Libya's new unity government announced on Thursday plans to establish a joint military command to drive the Islamic State (IS) militant group out of the North African country. Its presidential council called on "all military forces" in Libya to await
Libya unity government vows to end jihadist 'scourge'Daily Mail
Libya: A Long, Hard Slog Against ISIS in Sirte?Newsweek
US moves drones over ISIL in LibyaThe National
Libya Herald –Rudaw –Jerusalem Post Israel News
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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 7:23 am

UAE Donates Armored Personnel Carriers, Trucks to Libya – DefenseNews.com


DefenseNews.com

UAE Donates Armored Personnel Carriers, Trucks to Libya
DefenseNews.com
GABORONE, Botswana — The Libyan National Army (LNA) has taken delivery of several Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) and military pick-up trucks that were donated to the Tobruk-based government by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to the …

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Posted on 28 April 2016 | 6:17 pm

Libya regime’s oil group defiant after UN oil ban – Financial Times


Financial Times

Libya regime's oil group defiant after UN oil ban
Financial Times
Eastern Libya's self-declared National Oil Company has vowed to sell crude in defiance of the UN, which on Wednesday blacklisted a tanker bound for Malta. The Indian-flagged Distya Ameya departed Marsa el-Hariga port late on Monday carrying 650,000 …
UN slaps ban on renegade Libyan oil shipmentThe Guardian
Libya: UN envoy 'deeply concerned' by terrorist attacks on oil fieldsUN News Centre
Five questions and answers about Libya's potentially "illegal" oil shipmentCity A.M.
Wall Street Journal –Economic Times –Reuters
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Posted on 28 April 2016 | 1:34 pm

US warships may join EU in patrolling waters off Libya – The Guardian


The Guardian

US warships may join EU in patrolling waters off Libya
The Guardian
Officials at the G5 meeting said it was now being proposed that the EU and Nato work together off Libya sharing intelligence and assets to close down the smugglers' networks. EU leaders, especially Italian ministers, are deeply concerned by a potential
Italy says NATO 3 months from Libya naval mission to stop migrantsMiddle East Eye
US Backs NATO Force Off Libya as Migrant Numbers SoarVoice of America
US backs NATO blockade of Libya to close migrant routeDaily Mail
The Local.it –Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 25 April 2016 | 4:04 pm

Libya – Bing News

Blacklisted Tanker Returns to Libya

An Indian-flagged oil tanker is returning to Libya, the North African country’s rival oil corporation said on Thursday, after its failed first attempt to export crude oil led to the ship being blacklisted by the United Nations Security Council. The Distya …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 3:07 pm

Britain sees no immediate threat from Islamic State bases in Libya

HAVANA – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Friday he saw no immediate threat to Europe from Islamic State bases in Libya and did not expect the new Libyan government to ask for foreign troops anytime soon. Libya has been in chaos since …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 2:54 pm

Back to Square One in Libya

President Barack Obama recently admitted that his biggest mistake in office was “probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya.” Tell us something we don’t know. Libya persists in an ongoing …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 11:24 am

Libya unity government vows to end jihadist ‘scourge’

Tripoli (AFP) – The head of Libya’s unity government has announced plans to drive the Islamic State group out of the North African country through a “united effort” by all its military forces. Fayez al-Sarraj said that the jihadists would be routed by …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 9:56 am

Libya: GNA for Unified Military Assault on IS

The Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Presidency Council (PC) have called on military groups in Libya to halt any planned actions on the Islamic State (IS) in Sirte until a unified front is formed. The PC describing itself as “the supreme …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 9:23 am

Seymour Hersh: Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

OPNINION — In an interview with Alternet.org, the independent investigative reporter Seymour Hersh was asked about Hillary Clinton’s role in the Benghazi Libya consulate’s operation to collect sarin from Libyan stockpiles and send it through …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 8:47 am

Libya may start campaign against Daesh in Sirte

Tripoli: Libya’s UN.-backed unity government called on Thursday on military factions to hold off from any campaign against the Daesh-controlled city of Sirte until a unified military command structure is created. The statement came amid signs that …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 7:39 am

Will Russia Go into Libya Next?

Herein may sound like rampant speculation, but I’m not the only one considering it: according to The Economist, high-ranking European diplomats also wonder if Russia will make Libya the next frontier of adventure. There are good reasons to consider why …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 5:50 am

Sanctioned Oil Tanker Returns to Libya After East’s Failed Export Attempt

An oil tanker that was sanctioned by the United Nations after loading petroleum sold by Libya’s eastern government has begun returning to the North African nation, a Libyan official said. The tanker loaded 650,000 barrels of crude oil on Monday after …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 5:26 am

Libya unity government wants joint military force to combat IS

Fragmented Libya Libya’s new unity government announced Thursday plans to establish a joint military command to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of the North African country. Its presidential council called on “all military forces” in Libya to …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 4:07 am