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But meetings of the Joint Military Commission in northern Libya, attended by five officers each from the two sides, have yet to make progress on other key demands of a U.N.-brokered agreement, underlining its fragility. Its domed Ouagadougou Conference Centre, an undamaged part of which is now the Joint Military Commission headquarters, serves as a reminder of what is at stake. Today a new banner for the commission hangs where GNA and LNA negotiators hash out details of their October ceasefire. The U.N. process helped resolve an eight-month LNA blockade of oil exports which aggravated economic problems in both east and west. The third strand of talks beyond the military commission and the political process is economic negotiations.
Persons: Omran, , Mohammed Mofteh, Khalifa, Hamad, Gaddafi, Stephanie Williams, Williams Organizations: REUTERS, Military Commission, National Accord, Libyan National Army, OPEC, Ouagadougou Conference Centre, Islamic, Security, National Oil Company, Central Bank of Locations: SIRTE, Libya, TUNIS, Sirte, Benghazi, Tripoli, Misrata, Turkey, Russia, UAE, Egypt, FRONTLINES, Libya’s, Ouagadougou, frontlines, Western, Central Bank of Libya
U.S. blacklists Libyan militia, leader after Russia stops U.N. sanctions
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Michelle Nichols | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States unilaterally blacklisted Libya’s Kaniyat militia and its leader on Wednesday after Russia last week prevented a U.N. Security Council committee from imposing sanctions over human rights abuses by the group. “Mohamed al-Kani and the Kaniyat militia have tortured and killed civilians during a cruel campaign of oppression in Libya,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. The United States and Germany earlier this month proposed that the U.N. Security Council’s 15-member Libya sanctions committee impose an asset freeze and travel ban on Kaniyat militia and al-Kani. Last month Libyan authorities dug up 12 bodies from four unmarked graves in Tarhouna, adding to the scores of corpses already discovered since June. Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt support the LNA.
Persons: Libya’s, “ Mohamed al, Steven Mnuchin, Kani, Khalifa, Muammar Gaddafi Organizations: YORK, United, Russia, Security, Global, National Accord, Libyan National Army, NATO, United Arab Locations: U.S, Libya, ” U.S, United States, Germany, Kani, Russia, Libyan, Tarhouna, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Russia stops U.N. blacklisting of Libya militia, leader
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Michelle Nichols | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russia on Friday stopped a U.N. Security Council committee from blacklisting a Libyan militia group and its leader for human rights abuses because it said it wanted to see more evidence first that they had killed civilians. The United States and Germany proposed that the council’s 15-member Libya sanctions committee impose an asset freeze and travel ban on the al-Kaniyat militia and its leader Mohammed al-Kani. Such a move has to be agreed by consensus, but Russia said it could not approve. Libya descended into chaos after the NATO-backed overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. In addition, UNSMIL verified numerous summary executions at Tarhouna Prison conducted by the al-Kaniyat militia on September 13, 2019,” the proposal read.
Persons: Mohammed al, Kani, Khalifa, Muammar Gaddafi, Organizations: YORK, Security, Reuters, National Accord, Libyan National Army, NATO, United Arab, Tarhouna Locations: Russia, United States, Germany, Libya, Russian, Libyan, Tarhouna, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
- Libya's National Oil Company said Monday it had restarted production at Al-Fil oil field, closed since January by the forces of eastern military strongman Khalifa Haftar. Libya's main warring factions signed a purportedly permanent truce last week, a month after a blockade on the country's oil exports by one faction in the country's six-year-long civil war was lifted. Oil prices are still firmly in correction territory, with international benchmark Brent crude down 33% year to date and stuck between $40 and $43 per barrel for several weeks. Unbridled by OPEC output restrictions imposed in April due to its long-running conflict, Libya's exports and outlook for output growth already appear to be weighing on markets. A roller-coaster year for Libyan productionBlockades by rebel militias of the eastern-based Libyan National Army and force majeur declarations by the state oil company have strangled war-stricken Libya's oil production for much of the past year.
Persons: Khalifa Haftar, Libya's, Ras Lanuf, Tamas Varga, Varga, Brent, Edward Bell Organizations: National Oil Company, Al, Haftar, AFP, Getty, OPEC, Brent, National Oil Corporation, PVM, Emirates, U.S, ANZ, Libyan National Army, OPEC Locations: Libya's, Ras Lanuf, Libya's Tripoli, Libya, OPEC, London, Dubai, Europe
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