Oil workers’ discontent a risk for Libyan output surge

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI/LONDON (Reuters) - Libya's oil output is at a five-year high and rare exploration deals with foreign majors are being won but worker dissent and ever-present armed groups risk a repeat of disruptions that have choked off other production surges since the 2011 civil war. Staff at state oil firm NOC

Libya rivals arrive for Italy summit after election shelved

The rulers of Libya's rival east and west were gathering at a summit for the first time in more than five months on Monday, a week after the United Nations buried plans to hold an election next month. Khalifa Haftar, the strongman ruling most of Libya's east, arrived in the evening

Libya should start process for elections in spring – U.N. envoy

TUNIS (Reuters) - Libya should start the process to hold an election in spring 2019 only after a national conference to discuss its ongoing conflict, the U.N. Libya envoy said on Thursday, officially burying the unlikely idea of a vote next month. Western powers and the United Nations had originally hoped

Libyan PM reshuffles ministers to broaden support after Tripoli clashes

Libya's U.N.-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj changed the interior minister and reshuffled other cabinet posts on Sunday in a move seen as a bid to broaden his support nationwide and bolster security in the capital after weeks of clashes. Tripoli has been hit by fighting between rival armed groups competing over

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