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Somalia suffers in deadly grip of Al-Shabaab terrorism

MOGADISHU, Somalia Following the collapse of the former military government of Siad Barre in 1991, warlords took control of large swathes of land, turning Somalia into a lawless republic. A system...

Algerian independence war figure dies at 95

ALGIERS, Algeria An Algerian independence war veteran died on Monday at the age of 95.  Abdelkader Lamoudi was one of the last two surviving among 22 masterminds of the country's independence...

Tunisia: Death toll climbs to 55 from boat accident

TUNIS, Tunisia An official confirmed Saturday the death toll from a boat wreck off the coast of Sfax in Tunisia climbed to 55. Murad al-Mashri, regional director of the civil defense,...

West African leaders pay visit to Mali after coup

DAKAR, Senegal Leaders from West African states have paid a visit to Mali following a military coup in the country. A delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),...

Turkish agencies provide aid to flood-affected Sudanese

KHARTOUM, Sudan Turkish organizations operating in Sudan began providing humanitarian aid Wednesday to Sudanese affected by recent floods. Ankara's Ambassador to Khartoum Irfan Neziroglu held a meeting with Turkish groups to...

UN-recognized Libyan leader denies presence of Syrians

TRIPOLI  Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Sunday hit back at social media allegations on the presence of “Syrian elements” in the military headquarters in the capital. According to...

Libyan state council slams Haftar's power claim

TRIPOLI Libya's High Council of State early Tuesday decried warlord Khalifa Haftar's move of unilaterally declaring himself the ruler of the country. "What the war criminal Haftar said was a coup...

EU condemns warlord Haftar shelling of Libyan civilians

BRUSSELS The EU on Friday condemned the latest attacks on Libyan civilians by the forces of warlord Khalifa Haftar. “Any kind of indiscriminate strikes targeted at heavily populated areas are unacceptable...

German-made military trucks spotted in Libya

BERLIN German-made military trucks have been used by Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar in violation of the United Nations-imposed arms embargo, a German weekly reported. Recent videos showing missile systems captured by...

Libyan PM begins urgent Cabinet reshuffle amid protests

TRIPOLI  Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced late Monday the beginning of a Cabinet reshuffle amid protests in the capital.  Al-Sarraj made the televised statement in conjunction with the outbreak of...

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Turkey ready for talks with Greece: Ruling party

ANKARA Turkey is ready for talks with Greece amid ongoing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, said Turkey’s ruling party on Tuesday. “There is no problem for...

France reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

PARIS France reported 10,008 new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, reaching 468,069 in total. It registered 78 new fatalities taking the death toll to 31,416. In...

Egypt supports political settlement in Libya: Sisi

ANKARA Egypt's interest in upholding international peace and security includes protecting people from the scourge of armed conflict through launching comprehensive political processes based on...

Turkish Cyprus hails Turkey-EU talks on Eastern Med

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  Turkish Cyprus on Tuesday praised talks between Turkey and the European Union on recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – September 23, 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.  Coronavirus...