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Suicide attack in Mogadishu kills at least 2

MOGADISHU, Somalia At least two people were killed and several others wounded when a suicide bomber targeted a busy restaurant in Mogadishu's Hamar Jajab neighborhood on Monday. Ismail Mukhtar Oronjo, the...

Cameroon: 18 civilians killed in Boko Haram attack

DAKAR, Senegal At least 18 civilians were killed in an attack attributed to the Boko Haram group, local media reported on Sunday. The attack took place in the Nguetchewe village on...

Turkish charity distributes Eid meat in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia A Turkish charity distributed meat to the needy in Ethiopia on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. People lined outside the Al Nur Mosque in the suburbs of the...

Russian, Turkish diplomats to discuss Libya in Moscow

MOSCOW  Russian and Turkish diplomats will hold the third round of consultations on Libya in Moscow in the near future, a Russian official said on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference...

Haftar and Israel: From animosity to alliance

ISTANBUL  Israel’s presence in Libya has escaped most publicitiy, but numerous media reports revealed that Tel Aviv secretly supports eastern Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar against the UN-recognized Government of National...

'Libya, Turkey made clear deal to repel Haftar attacks'

RABAT  Libya and Turkey last fall forged a clear agreement to repel the attacks of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militias, a top Libyan official said on Tuesday. Last November’s Turkish-Libyan security cooperation...

COVID-19 cases in Africa top 828,000

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The number of coronavirus cases in Africa reached 828,214 on Sunday, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least 17,509 more people died...

Libya says Bernard-Henry Levy was ‘uninvited’

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has denied reports about inviting controversial French Jewish intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy to visit Libya.  “The government has not officially invited any journalist to visit...

Libyans to sue backers of Egypt military intervention

TRIPOLI Libyan tribal chieftains said Saturday they will file a lawsuit against tribesmen who called for an Egyptian military intervention in Libya. "We announce the launch of lawsuits against citizens...

African Union calls for conclusion of Nile dam pact

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The African Union (AU) has called on Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt to “work expeditiously” for a binding agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug. 9, 2020

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

US supports Lebanese’s right to peaceful protests

BEIRUT - The US Embassy in Beirut said Saturday it supports the right to peaceful protest by Lebanese demonstrators and "encourages all involved to...

Turkish soldier martyred in Northern Iraq operation

ANKARA - A Turkish soldier was martyred in a clash with terrorists in a cross-border anti-terror operation Saturday in northern Iraq, according to the...

COVID-19 deaths pass 10,000 in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - Deaths from the coronavirus passed the 10,000 mark Saturday in South Africa after registering 301 new COVID-19 fatalities, according to nation’s health...

St. Tropez, Paris, mandates masks as infections rise

PARIS - The popular French tourist destination of St. Tropez made masks mandatory on streets Saturday. With the summer season in full swing, it brings...