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Libyan oil guards waiting to clear wells from militias

TRIPOLI  An official from the Libya’s Petroleum Facilities Guards announced Saturday it is awaiting orders to clear oil wells from warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militias. It managed to open the oil connection...

DR Congo court remands president's chief of staff

KIGALI, Rwanda  A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo denied bail to the president's chief of staff, remanding him for 15 days. Vital Kamerhe was arrested Wednesday and faces embezzlement...

Top Turkish, Libyan diplomats discuss pandemic on phone

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the coronavirus pandemic in a phone call with his Libyan counterpart Thursday, according to diplomatic sources.  Cavusoglu and Mohamed Taha Siala exchanged ideas on...

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...

Libya's largest oilfield to reopen soon: Official

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya's El-Sharara oilfield, the country's largest, will be reopened soon, the head of the Petroleum Facilities Guards said. "Work at the El-Sharara and El-Feel oilfields will be resumed soon,"...

Libya hits 7 oil tankers of warlord Khalifa Haftar

ANKARA The Libyan military on Monday conducted strikes on seven oil tankers belonging to militias loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar.  The tankers were hit in an airstrike in the Al...

Uganda: Fire engulfs top university campus

JOHANNESBURG A fire on Sunday engulfed the campus of one of Africa's top universities in Uganda's capital Kampala. "The fire brigade is on ground. Everyone is trying their best. The fire...

Libya slams Greece, Egypt 'so-called' maritime deal

TRIPOLI  Libya late Thursday condemned a maritime demarcation deal between Greece and Egypt in the Eastern Mediterranean. “Libya will not allow violations of its maritime rights,” foreign ministry spokesman Mohammed Al-Qablawi...

South Africa staring down dire water crisis: Official

JOHANNESBURG As South Africa faces a serious water crisis, the country’s water and sanitation minister urged people Monday to use water sparingly before they start facing severe water restrictions. "South Africa...

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...

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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...