Shell lifts its first crude cargo from Libya in five years: industry sources

DUBAI (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell has lifted a cargo of 600,000 barrels of crude oil from Libya’s Zueitina port, its first from the war-torn north African country in 5 years, two industry sources told Reuters on Saturday.

“Libya is a significant resource holder and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd (STASCO) has a history marketing Libyan crudes,” a Shell spokesperson said.

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Libya: Khalifa Haftar ally Mahmoud al-Werfalli arrested

Unclear if Mahmoud al-Werfalli will be handed over to ICC, which issued his arrest warrant for ‘murder as a war crime’.

A senior Libyan military commander allied with Khalifa Haftar and suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in eastern Benghazi has been arrested.

The general command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) – the force that controls most of eastern Libya, including key oil ports – said on Thursday that Mahmoud al-Werfalli was being investigated by a military prosecutor.

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East Libyan elite forces snub ICC over warrant for commander

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – An elite forces unit linked to the army that controls much of eastern Libya has snubbed international efforts to bring to justice one of its senior officers for allegedly executing dozens of prisoners.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a commander in the Special Forces of Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA).

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Libyan Strongman Haftar Meets Lavrov, Shoigu In Moscow

Powerful Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar has met with Russia’s foreign and defense ministers in Moscow.

Russia backs the efforts by Haftar and the prime minister of Libya’s UN-recognized government, Fayez al-Sarraj, to reach a peace agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Libyan strongman in remarks released by the Foreign Ministry after the two men met on August 14.

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Libya’s Sharara oil field gradually shutting down: engineer

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s Sharara oil field, which has been producing 270,000 barrels a day (bpd), is gradually shutting down after the closure of a control room in the northern city of Zawiya, an engineer at the field said late on Sunday.

The engineer did not give details of why the control room had closed but posts by oil workers on Facebook said it had been stormed by an armed group.

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Al Shabaab militants seize town in south of Somalia: residents

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s militant Islamist group al Shabaab seized a town in the south of the country early on Friday after it was abandoned by the military and African Union-mandated (AMISOM) peacekeepers, residents said.

The town of Leego, which lies about 130 km (80 miles) to the northwest of the capital Mogadishu, is in Somalia’s lower Shabelle region where al Shabaab last week killed at least 12 peacekeepers in one of the deadliest attacks on AMISOM.

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Philippine troops retake most of Marawi

Fighting now limited to 2 villages amid reports terror group’s leader killed

By Hader Glang


The fight against the Daesh-linked Maute group in Marawi is down to just two villages as the offensive entered its 71st day, the military said Tuesday.

Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said the military is working to confirm reports the terror group’s leader, Abdullah Maute, has been killed.

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Keeping Islamic State terrorists at bay in Indonesia


For generations Indonesia’s Sangihe Islands chain has been a smugglers’ paradise, an illegal trade route between North Sulawesi and the southern Philippines for fishermen selling fish and Indonesian cigarettes, and buying cheap Filipino consumer goods and alcohol for an eager home market.

With their small boats loaded in both directions they have sailed back and forth to the Philippine trading port of General Santos, along the way sheltering in the harbours and inlets of uninhabited islands in the Celebes Sea to evade authorities.

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