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Wintershall gauging how best to return to Libya

KASSEL, Germany, March 14 (UPI) -- Martin Bachmann, upstream director at German energy company Wintershall, said a return to Libya depends in part on how well authorities can ensure security.

Ex-Iranian intel officer says Iran, not Libya, behind Lockerbie attack

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 11 (UPI) -- The 1988 Lockerbie jetliner bombing was payback for the U.S. Navy's downing of an Iranian airliner six months earlier, an ex-Iranian intelligence officer says.

U.N. frets over Libyan political progress

UNITED NATIONS, March 11 (UPI) -- Political divisions in Libya are undermining the country's ability to build on progress made since its revolution in 2012, U.N. special envoy Tarek Mitri said.
Former French president's phone reportedly bugged

Former French president's phone reportedly bugged

PARIS, March 8 (UPI) -- Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy's phone was tapped in an investigation into his alleged dealings with Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, a report says.
BP shelves onshore work in Libya

BP shelves onshore work in Libya

LONDON, March 7 (UPI) -- British energy company BP said in an annual report it was exploring other options for exploration drilling onshore in Libya because of security concerns.
Niger extradites Moammar Gadhafi's son to Libya

Niger extradites Moammar Gadhafi's son to Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, March 6 (UPI) -- Saadi Gadhafi, son of deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been extradited from Niger into Libya.
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Moammar Gadhafi's son extradited from Niger

TRIPOLI, Libya, March 6 (UPI) -- Saadi Gadhafi, a son of deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, is being held in a prison in Tripoli after being extradited from Niger Thursday, officials said.

Israel unveils new anti-missile systems, long-range UAV

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Israel has completed testing on Elbit Systems' SkyShield that protects commercial aircraft against surface-to-air missiles, one of a trio of advanced military systems the Jewish state has unveiled in recent weeks.

Jailed executive alleges Canadian firm violated U.N.'s Libya sanctions

MONTREAL, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Canadian construction firm put a daughter-in-law of Moammar Gadhafi on the payroll in violation of U.N. sanctions, a former company executive alleges.

New trouble sends Libya's oil production nosediving again

TRIPOLI, Libya, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Libya's oil production has tumbled to around 230,000 barrels per day after armed groups shut down the el Sharara oil field in the Murzuq desert in the southwest, adding to a crippling seven-month oil crisis centered in the rebellious east.
Police killings spark Benghazi protests

Police killings spark Benghazi protests

BENGHAZI, Libya, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Residents in Benghazi, Libya, are protesting the execution of two police officers, the latest in a near daily string of violence against security forces.
U.N. has 'deep' concerns about Libyan violence

U.N. has 'deep' concerns about Libyan violence

TRIPOLI, Libya, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The U.N. Support Mission in Libya said Tuesday violence in the country was a violation of human dignity and an assault on the spirit of the revolution.
Libya still a threat, Obama says

Libya still a threat, Obama says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- More than three years after the end of Moammar Gadhafi's rule, Libyan still poses a threat to U.S. national interests, President Obama said.

Libyan Cabinet says revolt's rape victims should be war victims

TRIPOLI, Libya, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Women who were raped in the 2011 uprising that toppled Libya's longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi should be considered war victims, the Cabinet said.

U.N. reminds Libyans of the importance of voting

TRIPOLI, Libya, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Libyans voting Thursday for members of a panel to draft a constitution shouldn't underestimate the importance of the task, a U.N. mission said.
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