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Somali premier, president trade barbs as political standoff deepens

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed issued a decree Sunday calling for a consultative meeting to chart the direction for elections while accusing his prime minister of failing to...

UN airport terminal in Somalia's capital closed over 'countless violations, breaches'

MOGADISHU, Somalia  The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on Sunday said it has closed its passenger operations facility at the Aden Adde International Airport in the capital Mogadishu. The...

Libyan guards shut 4 oil fields

TRIPOLI, Libya Pushing their demands, the Petroleum Facilities Guard shut down four oil fields in western Libya, the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Monday. The NOC said oil production...

Burundi welcomes US decision to lift sanctions

KIGALI, Rwanda Burundi on Friday welcomed the US decision to lift sanctions imposed upon the country’s officials six years ago. In 2015, President Barack Obama sanctioned Burundi military and security...

Libya's former interior minister to run for presidential election

TRIPOLI, Libya Libya's former Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha on Thursday registered for the presidential election scheduled for next month. "I announce running for presidential polls and have applied for my candidacy...

Sudan death toll rises to 11 since military takeover: Medics

KHARTOUM, Sudan A Sudanese demonstrator died of his wounds on Sunday, taking the death toll from protests against this week’s military takeover to 11, according to a local doctors committee. The...

Egypt reiterates support for political solution in Yemen

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Monday reiterated his country's support for a political solution in Yemen. This came during his meeting with Yemeni Defense Minister Mohammed Ali Al-Maqdashi...

G7 countries urge return to constitutional order in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia The ambassadors of the G7 group called on Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday to facilitate the country’s swift return to constitutional order. “We urge a swift return to a...

Russia urges for 'immediate release' of Guinea's president

MOSCOW Russia on Monday urged for the "immediate release" of Guinea's president, calling on the sides to solve differences via dialogue. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that...

Tunisian president sacks 2 more ministers

TUNIS, Tunisia A week after dismissing the government, Tunisia’s President  Kais Saied on Monday issued presidential orders to sack and replace two more ministers. According to a presidential statement, the orders...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Jan. 22, 2022

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkiye and around the world.   Coronavirus...

Smuggled Turkish historical artifacts in US returning home

NEW YORK Twenty-eight Turkish cultural artifacts confiscated in the US were handed over Friday to Turkiye's Consulate General in New York.  The seized historical artifacts, including...

NATO rejects Russian demand to withdraw from Bulgaria, Romania

BRUSSELS NATO on Friday rejected Russia’s demand to withdraw its troops from Bulgaria and Romania. “NATO will not renounce our ability to protect and defend each...

Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia after being deported from Australia

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday returned to Serbia after being deported from Australia. Djokovic, the top men’s tennis player, on Jan. 4...

Australia, New Zealand send aircraft to assess damage after Tonga eruption

ANKARA Australia and New Zealand deployed surveillance aircraft on Monday to assess the damage caused by a massive underwater volcano in the Pacific nation of...