Libya Oil Deal Allows Small Step Toward Healing Political Divide

  • Crude shipments resumed from port of Hariga after 3-week halt
  • Unity government still lacks support from eastern authorities

The oil terminal of Marsa al-Hariga in Libya.

Photographer: Abdullah Doma/AFP via Getty Images

The political deal that allowed the restart of oil shipments from a port in eastern Libya provides short-term relief for cash-strapped authorities, but is only a small first step in a wider effort to unify the country’s rival factions.

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