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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...

Ugandan man sets himself on fire inside police station

KAMPALA, Uganda A motorcycle taxi operator died in Uganda on Friday after setting himself on fire inside a police station. Hussein Walugembe, 29, had visited the police station in Masaka, central...

ANALYSIS – Growing number of mercenaries to Sirte deepens conflict in Libya

The writer is a researcher at the TRT World Research Centre ISTANBUL  Over the past two months, there has been a drastic change on the ground in Libya as forces loyal...

Turkish defense minister, military chief visit Libya

TRIPOLI Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler on Friday visited Libya to review the activities carried out under a memorandum of understanding between...

'Attempt to instigate civil war in Ethiopia foiled'

ADDIDS ABABA, Ethiopia The Ethiopian prime minister on Friday said violence in the country over the past three days was an attempt to instigate a civil war and that it...

Turkey accuses France of committing crimes in Libya

ANKARA  Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Friday accused France of committing crimes in civil war-torn Libya. “France has committed crimes in Libya,” said Omer Celik, spokesman for the Justice and Development...

Libya: Six more bodies unearthed from mass graves

TRIPOLI  Six more corpses have been discovered in mass graves in Libya’s western city of Tarhuna, officials said Thursday.   The bodies were unearthed during ongoing excavation work, according to a statement...

WHO cautions safety as Africa resume air travel

ANKARA  The World Health Organization urged African governments Thursday to take effective measures to mitigate the risk of a surge in coronavirus infections due to the resumption of commercial flights. “Air...

Libyan premier, top French diplomat talk over phone

TRIPOLI  Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Thursday the current political moves on the regional and international arenas "are only maneuvers to find roles for specific characters." In a phone...

Sisi’s plan to arm Libyan tribes in Egypt to backfire

ISTANBUL  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's scathing remarks on the situation in Libya have added a new dimension to the ongoing crisis. Last month, Sisi said that Libya's Sirte and al-Jufra...

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Turkey 'neutralizes' 2 YPG/PKK terrorists in N.Syria

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” at least two YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, near Turkey's southern border, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Sunday. "With all...

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