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Libya finds new mass grave by Haftar militia in Tarhuna

TRIPOLI, Libya A new mass grave was found in the southwestern city of Tarhuna that was recently liberated from warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia, the Libyan government said on Wednesday. “The grave...

Libya's Haftar calls for support amid military losses

ANKARA East Libya-based renegade commander Khalifa Haftar on Saturday asked his supporters to stay united after suffering many military defeats in the western parts of the country. Following his call, pro-Haftar...

Africa need not copy-paste economic policies from West: Experts

KIGALI, Rwanda African governments should adopt policies that minimize the fallout of coronavirus on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), experts say. The pandemic has spread to all of Africa with...

Russia asked Haftar to declare truce: Saleh

TRIPOLI, Libya  Eastern Libya-based Gen. Khalifa Haftar announced a truce upon the “command of Russia” as he suffered great loses against the UN-recognized Libyan government, according to pro-Haftar parliament speaker.   Discussions...

Libyan army destroys missile system used by Haftar

ANKARA The Libyan army on Wednesday destroyed a Russian-made air defense system used by forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar in the city of Terhune.  Abdul-Malik Al-Madani, spokesman for the government-led...

Ghannouchi calls for unity amid crisis in Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia The Tunisian parliament speaker on Friday said that his country is facing a "delicate national circumstance" that requires calm and consensus among governing institutions. This came during Rached Ghannouchi's...

Al-Sisi’s intervention threat declaration of war: Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan government on Sunday dubbed Egyptian president’s military intervention threat as a “declaration of war.”  “The statements of the Egyptian President , which are harassing Libya's sovereignty and...

‘Libya at risk of more disastrous blast than one in Beirut’

ISTANBUL The chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOC) has warned in a video that a disastrous explosion worse than the one in Beirut earlier this month is looming at Libya’s...

African Union urges return of UK colony to Mauritius

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The African Union (AU) on Friday demanded that the United Kingdom withdraw unconditionally its colonial administration from the Chagos Archipelago. A statement issued by AU Chairman Moussa Faki...

5 police officers killed in flash floods in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya Authorities in Kenya recovered the bodies of five police officers Friday who were killed in flash floods.   The officers were heading Thursday to their camp at Chemoe located in...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...