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September 17, 1990 | Reuters
Leaders of the Palestinian revolt urged Baghdad's allies Sunday to cut off oil supplies to the West and send troops to back Iraq against Western forces in the Persian Gulf. The Unified National Leadership for the Uprising in the Occupied Territories made the appeal in a letter read to a conference of pro-Iraqi groups that opened here Saturday. The letter singled out Libya and Algeria.
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March 12, 2011 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
In oil-rich Libya, where gasoline usually sells for about 45 cents a gallon, a looming fuel shortage could have major ramifications for the outcome of fighting between the forces of longtime leader Moammar Kadafi and rebels in the east. The three-week-old rebellion has closed or crippled major Libyan refineries, which are concentrated in the rebel-held east, and has forced the opposition to import an increasing amount of gasoline from refineries abroad. For the rebels, who ride to war in personal pickup trucks and sedans, gasoline shortages could prove a matter of life and death.
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NEWS
June 13, 1989
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, taking a conciliatory stand, described the Bush Administration as "reasonable and mature" and invited U.S. and Soviet companies to explore for oil and gas in Libya, the Libyan news agency said. Col. Kadafi said he hopes to establish balanced relations with the United States and the Soviet Union, the agency said. It quoted him as saying that the Bush Administration "understands international politics and cannot repeat the ignorance of Reagan. . . ."
NEWS
September 17, 1990 | Reuters
Leaders of the Palestinian revolt urged Baghdad's allies Sunday to cut off oil supplies to the West and send troops to back Iraq against Western forces in the Persian Gulf. The Unified National Leadership for the Uprising in the Occupied Territories made the appeal in a letter read to a conference of pro-Iraqi groups that opened here Saturday. The letter singled out Libya and Algeria.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1990
A Swiss man filed a lawsuit Thursday against Occidental Petroleum Chairman Armand Hammer, accusing the oil magnate of intentionally defrauding him out of royalties from oil production in Libya. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Hans-Albert Kunz seeks more than $550,000 in damages he says he lost after Occidental sold a quarter of its Libyan oil interests in 1985 to OMV of Austria. A spokesman for Occidental said he had not seen the suit and had no immediate comment.
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January 15, 1987 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
The attorney for a Scottish businessman charged with violating the U.S. embargo on trade with Libya says the only deal the Scot's firm ever transacted with Tripoli was one arranged and consummated by an undercover U.S. agent. Patrick Fanning, the New Orleans lawyer representing Francis George Christie of Aberdeen, Scotland, also said this week that a U.S.
WORLD
March 12, 2011 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
In oil-rich Libya, where gasoline usually sells for about 45 cents a gallon, a looming fuel shortage could have major ramifications for the outcome of fighting between the forces of longtime leader Moammar Kadafi and rebels in the east. The three-week-old rebellion has closed or crippled major Libyan refineries, which are concentrated in the rebel-held east, and has forced the opposition to import an increasing amount of gasoline from refineries abroad. For the rebels, who ride to war in personal pickup trucks and sedans, gasoline shortages could prove a matter of life and death.
NEWS
January 22, 1986 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The diplomatic envoy sent by President Reagan to line up Western allies' support for sanctions against Libya asked West Germany on Tuesday to stop importing Libyan oil. The envoy, Deputy Secretary of State John C. Whitehead, also urged the Bonn government to take other measures against Libya. But Whitehead, who is visiting nine Western capitals, apparently will be leaving empty-handed. Whitehead, the No.
WORLD
June 3, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A group of Sudanese migrants trying to reach Libya died after losing their way in the desert, the government said. The statement, carried in several Sudanese newspapers on Sunday, said 45 people perished as they were headed to the border with Libya in the northwestern corner of Sudan. Many Sudanese have died trying to cross the desert on their way to seek jobs and better opportunities in oil-rich Libya.
BUSINESS
April 13, 1990
A Swiss man filed a lawsuit Thursday against Occidental Petroleum Chairman Armand Hammer, accusing the oil magnate of intentionally defrauding him out of royalties from oil production in Libya. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Hans-Albert Kunz seeks more than $550,000 in damages he says he lost after Occidental sold a quarter of its Libyan oil interests in 1985 to OMV of Austria. A spokesman for Occidental said he had not seen the suit and had no immediate comment.
NEWS
June 13, 1989
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, taking a conciliatory stand, described the Bush Administration as "reasonable and mature" and invited U.S. and Soviet companies to explore for oil and gas in Libya, the Libyan news agency said. Col. Kadafi said he hopes to establish balanced relations with the United States and the Soviet Union, the agency said. It quoted him as saying that the Bush Administration "understands international politics and cannot repeat the ignorance of Reagan. . . ."
NEWS
January 15, 1987 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
The attorney for a Scottish businessman charged with violating the U.S. embargo on trade with Libya says the only deal the Scot's firm ever transacted with Tripoli was one arranged and consummated by an undercover U.S. agent. Patrick Fanning, the New Orleans lawyer representing Francis George Christie of Aberdeen, Scotland, also said this week that a U.S.
NEWS
January 22, 1986 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The diplomatic envoy sent by President Reagan to line up Western allies' support for sanctions against Libya asked West Germany on Tuesday to stop importing Libyan oil. The envoy, Deputy Secretary of State John C. Whitehead, also urged the Bonn government to take other measures against Libya. But Whitehead, who is visiting nine Western capitals, apparently will be leaving empty-handed. Whitehead, the No.
WORLD
January 30, 2005
Libya awarded its first contracts to U.S. companies in 18 years, handing oil and gas exploration licenses to three American firms after decades of international isolation. The United States eased its trade embargo on oil-rich Libya last spring to reward the nation for giving up weapons of mass destruction. Occidental Petroleum Corp., Amerada Hess Corp. and ChevronTexaco Corp. were among more than 120 companies that bid or expressed interest, Libyan officials said.
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January 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Chad agreed on a cease-fire with the rebel Movement for Democracy and Justice in Chad, the first tangible step in a Libyan-sponsored accord to end a three-year revolt. Interior Minister Abderaman Moussa and rebel chief Youssef Togoimi signed the deal after three days of talks in Libya's capital, Tripoli. The accord provides for an immediate cease-fire, an end to the propaganda war between the two sides, amnesty and release of prisoners, and state jobs for rebel leaders.
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