A comeback by Libya's oil industry may be short-lived as a confrontation between armed groups risks splitting the country three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
Oil production has risen to 650,000 barrels per day (bpd)
Businessman Ahmed Maiteeq was sworn in as Libya's new prime minister on Sunday after chaotic voting in parliament, but hours later the deputy speaker declared the election invalid as a power struggle erupted in the assembly.
A deal to lift an armed blockade of Libyan oil ports and restart exports could be possible within two weeks, after talks with the government advanced on key demands, a senior leader of the protest movement said.
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal lost a London court battle on Wednesday when a judge ordered that he should pay a $10-million commission linked to the sale of a luxurious private jet to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The judge hearing a lawsuit against billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, connected to the sale of a private jet to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, has said that it would be better for the parties to settle the case out of court.
The secretive sale of a private jet to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi by billionaire Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal came under scrutiny on Wednesday in a London courtroom, where a businesswoman who says she brokere
Libya plans to move the headquarters of its state oil firm to Benghazi, the city that started the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi and now wants greater influence, if a plan to restructure the corporation is approved by the national assembly.
Gunmen surrounded Libya's foreign ministry on Sunday to push demands that officials who had worked for deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime be banned from senior positions in the new administration.
At least 20 pick-u
Oman has granted asylum to some members of Muammar Gaddafi's family, two of whom are wanted by Interpol, an Omani official said on Monday, but Libya said it was too early to talk about any possible extradition requests.