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Libya's state oil firm gave the green light Sunday for production to resume at a major oil field, as the UN announced 'face-to-face" talks between the country's rivals.

The surprise decision to step down by the end of October has prompted speculation about the fate of Libya's conflict.

Libyan oil firm lifts force majeure on 'safe' fields

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Libyan oil firm lifts force majeure on 'safe' fields

Pro-Haftar groups had blockaded key oilfields and export terminals from January 17 to demands what they called a fair share of hydrocarbon revenues.

Libya PM opposed to oil deal with Haftar: official

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya PM opposed to oil deal with Haftar: official

The deal to start pumping Libyan oil again appears to have been spearheaded by the deputy prime minister, Ahmed Matiq.

Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade with conditions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade with conditions

Rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar said the command of his forces had 'put aside all military and political considerations' to respond to the ...

The New Arab Staff

Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

Qatar become the first country in the Middle East on Sunday to set a basic 'non-discriminatory' minimum wage for workers in the Gulf state, amid efforts to reform labour laws.

The New Arab Staff

Militarisation of Libyan oil fields 'leads to Beirut-like disaster'

The Libyan government warned against the militarisation of Libyan oil fields.

Rauf Mammadov

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

The New Arab Staff

Libya's NOC accuses UAE of imposing oil blockade

The UAE instructed forces loyal to rogue general Khalifa Haftar to impose a blockade on oil exports in Libya, despite the NOC ...

Pro-Haftar forces say will maintain Libya oil blockade

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Pro-Haftar forces say will maintain Libya oil blockade

"The closure of ports and oil fields will be maintained until the demands of the Libyan people are satisfied," a statement published by the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oil production resumes in Libya after months-long shutdown

Libya, which has the biggest proven reserves of crude in Africa, will resume oil production and exports.

Oil firm says Russian mercenaries enter key Libya field

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Oil firm says Russian mercenaries enter key Libya field

Russian and other foreign mercenaries drove into Libya's key Al-Sharara oil field.

Production resumes at second Libya oil field

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Production resumes at second Libya oil field

Libya's National Oil Company said it had restarted production at Al-Fil oil field, closed since January by the forces of eastern military ...

Oman to end ban of expatriates switching jobs

The New Arab Staff

Oman to end ban of expatriates switching jobs

Oman's no objection certificate has been a highly controversial practice.

US investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

The New Arab

US investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

A number of countries, including the US, are launching an investigation into Haftar's alleged recent actions in Venezuela.

The New Arab

UAE shipped 11,000 tonnes jet fuel to Libya: reports

Two UAE firms have allegedly shipped jet fuel to renegade general Khalifa Haftar's forces in Libya.

Mel Plant

Libya is catastrophically ill-equipped to battle coronavirus. Here's why

The shortcomings of Libya's healthcare system go beyond the conflict, and are rooted in deep-seated corruption.

The New Arab

Oil engineers freed in Libya after two-year abduction

Libya's National Oil Company announced on Monday that two employees had been freed after being kidnapped from a southern Libyan oil field in ...

The New Arab

Libya's GNA suspends ceasefire talks after Tripoli port attack

A missile attack targeting a Turkish ship in the port of Tripoli prompted Libya's internationally-recognised government to suspend ceasefire ...

Libyan refinery closes amid Haftar's blockade on oil facilities

The New Arab & agencies

Libyan refinery closes amid Haftar's blockade on oil facilities

Libya's National Oil Corporation announced the closure of a refinery as the oil-rich country's production continues to take a hit from the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Haftar's blockade on oil facilities cost Libya $1 billion

Groups allied to military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched a blockade of eastern Libya's main oil terminals last month, resulting in massive ...

Libya oil output down 75 percent due to blockade

The New Arab & agencies

Libya oil output down 75 percent due to blockade

Pro-Haftar forces blockaded the main oil terminals in eastern Libya the day before a summit in Berlin on January 19 that called for the ...

Libya oil output slashed as Haftar loyalists blockade ports

The New Arab

Libya oil output slashed as Haftar loyalists blockade ports

Haftar's forces and tribes loyal to the rogue general reportedly threatened the blockade on oil exports over a mulled Turkish intervention in ...

Libya oil revenues increase after field recovered from militants

The New Arab & agencies

Libya oil revenues increase after field recovered from militants

Libya's oil authority has said that oil revenues increased by as much as 20 percent in March, following the recapture of the Sharara oil field ...

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