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Libya: Haftar forces block key route for exports

TRIPOLI, Libya Groups loyal to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar are illegally blocking oil from the country’s largest oilfield from being transported to one of its most important ports for export. The...

Landmark Libya peace conference begins in Berlin

BERLIN World leaders gathered in Berlin on Sunday to discuss ways to achieve a lasting cease-fire and a political solution to the longstanding Libyan conflict. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN...

Haftar promises to respect Libya cease-fire initiative

BERLIN Libya’s renegade commander Khalifa Haftar has promised to respect a cease-fire initiative by Turkey and Russia, following his meeting with German foreign minister in Benghazi on Thursday. In a Twitter...

Media body decries Egypt’s raid on Anadolu Agency

ISTANBUL An Istanbul-based press association condemned Wednesday a police raid on Anadolu Agency's office in Cairo and the detention of its employees. "We hereby condemn the Egyptian government and demand that...

Anadolu Agency condemns raid of office in Cairo

ANKARA Anadolu Agency condemned on Wednesday a raid on its office in Egypt's capital Cairo and the detention of employees.  "We strongly condemn Egypt's police raid to Anadolu Agency Cairo Office,"...

'Turkey’s priority in Libya end of clashes, cease-fire'

ANKARA Turkey mainly cares for the immediate end of clashes and announcement of cease-fire in Libya, said the presidential spokesman on Tuesday. “Turkey’s priority in Libya is the halt of clashes...

Tripoli awaits Turkish soldiers amid Haftar attacks

TRIPOLI  Living under the nearly year-long assault of forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, residents of the Libyan capital Tripoli said they are "relieved" that a motion authorizing...

Turkish maritime pact with Libya goes into effect

ANKARA  Turkey’s landmark pact with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) setting out the countries’ Eastern Mediterranean maritime boundaries went into effect Saturday with its publication in Turkey’s Official Gazette. Signed...

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Talks on forming Israeli coalition government hit snag

JERUSALEM  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz announced a breakthrough Monday in talks to form the next...

East African business bloc urges support for tourism

KIGALI, Rwanda  The East African Business Council (EABC) has urged countries in the region to make additional funds available for the tourism sector, facing...

UN: 'Probable' Syria regime targeted school, hospitals

WASHINGTON  An internal UN inquiry determined that it is "highly probable" the Syrian regime and its allies carried out five of six investigated attacks...

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