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Libya: Haftar’s army of foreign mercenaries growing

TRIPOLI Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, who attempted to capture the capital Tripoli and was defeated, has stepped up efforts to recruit members of gangs, militias accused of genocide and Russian-backed...

Haftar even rejected Moscow peace initiative: Libya

ISTANBUL Libya on Thursday reiterated its commitment to achieve peace, in remarks to Russia, pointing out to the Kremlin how warlord Khalifa Haftar has even rebuffed its own peace proposals. In...

UN: Foreign interference at 'new phase' in Libya

ANKARA  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday the conflict in Libya has entered a "new phase" due to increased foreign interference in the country. "The conflict has entered a new phase,...

156 dead in Ethiopia violence since activist’s death

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Internet remains shut across Ethiopia since the killing of Oromo activist Hachalu Hundessa that triggered violence and led to the deaths of at least 156 people. ''The government...

Turkey helps boosts food security in Western Kenya

KAKAMEGA, Kenya Turkey’s state development aid agency on Sunday made a donation of equipment to the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) to boost food security in western Kenya. The...

Libya 'will respond' to airstrikes on Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI Libya will respond to recent overnight airstrikes on strategically important Al-Watiya airbase, said Libya’s deputy defense minister Sunday. Writing on social media, Salah Al-Namroush said the airstrikes by foreign fighter...

Libya: Unidentified planes bomb Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI, Libya Unidentified warplanes carried out airstrikes on Al-Watiya airbase west of the capital Tripoli, said a Libyan military source on Sunday.  The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due...

‘Turkey's presence in Libya to do whatever int’l law requires’

TRIPOLI Turkey's presence in Libya is to do whatever the international law and justice require, the Turkish defense minister said on Saturday. "Turkey is together with the Libyan brothers. No one...

Algeria receives remains of fighters from France

ALGIERS, Algeria Algeria received on Friday the remains of 24 of its independence fighters killed during the Algerian popular resistance against French colonialism.  The skulls, which were brought by plane from...

US warns Haftar over Wagner group, oil supply in Libya

ANKARA The US has warned the Libyan National Army (LNA) that its affiliation with a Russian paramilitary force and perpetuation of the oil shutdown contradict the interests of Washington and...

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DR Congo cop gets life for killing activist

YAOUNDE, Cameroon A policeman in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been jailed for life for killing a rights activist, local media reported on Tuesday. A...

33 PKK suspects held in SE Turkey

GAZIANTEP, Turkey As many as 33 suspects allegedly linked to the PKK/KCK terror group were held in southeastern Gaziantep province of Turkey, security sources said...

China says US aims to spark conflict in South China Sea

ANKARA China has accused the US of “stirring up tension and inciting confrontation” in the South China Sea, and urged Washington to stop trying to...

Turkey: 18 Iraqis arrested over Daesh/ISIS terror links

ANKARA Police in the Turkish capital Ankara arrested 18 Iraqi nationals for suspected links to the Daesh/ISIS terror group, security sources said on Tuesday. The arrests...

Coronavirus cases in India surpass 900,000

NEW DELHI India on Tuesday recorded over 28,000 cases for the second consecutive day, taking the tally to 906,752, according to the country’s Health Ministry. The...

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