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Libyan speaker meets Haftar in Egypt

ISTANBUL  Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks Saturday in Cairo with Speaker of east Libya-based parliament Aquila Saleh and warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to an Egyptian presidential spokesman. Bassam Radi said...

Pakistan appoints special envoy to Afghanistan

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has appointed a senior diplomat as its special ambassador to Afghanistan following spearheaded efforts to start intra-Afghan negotiations aimed at ending Washington's longest war in neighboring Afghanistan. Mohammad...

Qatar blockade enters fourth year: Timeline

DOHA  On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt abruptly severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed a land, sea, and air blockade in...

Libyan army launches operation to retake Sirte, Jufra

TRIPOLI  The Libyan army launched a military operation on Saturday to liberate cities in eastern and central Libya from militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar. In a statement, military spokesman Abdel-Hadi Dara...

Rwandan youth volunteers helping fight against COVID-19

KIGALI, Rwanda  Dressed in a luminous yellow vest, Michel Kanamugire does not pause for a minute without talking to someone at the Kimironko market in Rwanda’s capital. He gives information about...

Libya's largest oilfield to reopen soon: Official

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya's El-Sharara oilfield, the country's largest, will be reopened soon, the head of the Petroleum Facilities Guards said. "Work at the El-Sharara and El-Feel oilfields will be resumed soon,"...

Libya demands UN probe into civilian deaths in Tarhuna

ANKARA Libya's ambassador to the UN Taher el-Sonni on Saturday called for a UN investigation into the death of scores of people in the city of Tarhuna, a stronghold of...

NBA legend Jordan to donate $100M for anti-racism fight

ANKARA NBA legend Michael Jordan and 'Jordan Brand' will make a donation of $100 million to nationwide organizations in the US as part of efforts against racism. "Michael Jordan and Jordan...

Number of virus cases in Africa tops 176,800

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The total number of coronavirus cases in Africa rose to 176,807 on Saturday, as the continent grapples with community spread, according to the Africa Centres for Disease...

Afghanistan calls on Iran to probe killing of citizens

KABUL, Afghanistan  Afghanistan has called for a probe into the burning to death of three of its citizens in Iran, weeks after an alleged drowning of Afghan refugees by the...

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Taiwan: Presidential election loser voted out as mayor

ANKARA  Taiwan’s opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party suffered a significant blow on Saturday, as one of its top members was removed as the mayor of a...

NBA superstar Durant opts out of this season

ANKARA NBA franchise Brooklyn Nets will be without their US superstar, Kevin Durant this season in Florida as the player ruled himself out. "My season is...

Daily COVID-19 cases double in US

ANKARA  The U.S. reported 41,927 coronavirus cases on Saturday as the daily case-count doubled over the past day. The country's tally of cases neared 1.96 million,...

International Al-Quds e-campaign launched online

ANKARA Vows of solidarity and support for Palestinians fighting Israeli occupation were reiterated in an online conference held on Friday to launch the international Al-Quds...

India, China hold talks to defuse border tensions

NEW DELHI Top Chinese and Indian military officials held high-level talks on Saturday to resolve the latest border standoff between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. The talks...

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