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Malta vetoes spending for EU’s Libya mission

ANKARA Malta has formally given notice to the EU that it will no longer commit any military assets to Operation Irini, a naval mission launched by the EU to enforce...

Haftar airstrikes ‘war crimes’: Tripoli gov’t

TRIPOLI, Libya Tripoli-based authorities on Monday condemned airstrikes carried out by East Libya-based forces that killed at least 16 people, mostly children. "These actions are tantamount to war crimes," the Interior...

Haftar on side of war, not peace: Top Turkish diplomat

ANKARA Renegade Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar targets civilians indiscriminately and favors war over peace in war-weary country, Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday. “Coup plotter Haftar continues to attack civilians indiscriminately,...

70 killed in Guinea protests since 2015: Amnesty

ANKARA Amnesty International condemned on Wednesday "the deteriorating human rights situation" in Guinea since January 2015, including killing of dozens in protests as a presidential ballot fast approaches in 2020. Warning...

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...

Kenya: Global summit starts to end maternal deaths

NAIROBI, Kenya A summit on population and development kicked off in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday, with world leaders and delegates focused on how to end violence against women...

South Africa: Black leaders quitting main opposition

JOHANNESBURG A spate of resignations of black leaders in the South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), has brought back debate on racism and apartheid in the country. The leaders,...

Libya: Mass graves found in strategic city of Tarhuna

TARHUNA, Libya Mass graves have been found in the city of Tarhuna, the last stronghold of warlord Khalifa Haftar which was liberated by the Libyan army on Friday. The Press Office...

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 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...

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Australia cuts inbound flights in half amid pandemic

ANKARA Australia on Friday announced it would suspend half of all inbound flights, according to local media reports. The Australian government said those entering the country...

Lockdown in major state as India COVID-19 cases soar

NEW DELHI  As India’s coronavirus cases hurtle towards the 800,000 mark, the country’s most populous state imposed a three-day lockdown starting Friday. All offices, markets, and...

IEA: Global oil supply falls to nine-year low in June

ANKARA  Global oil supply has declined to its lowest level in nine years due to massive production cuts by OPEC+ nations, according to the International...

Football: Ivorian forward Kalou joins Brazil's Botafogo

ANKARA  Ivorian forward Salomon Kalou became a Botafogo player, the Brazilian football club announced the signing early Friday. "Bienvenue , Kalou! Ivorian star is the new...

China responds to US sanctions over Xinjiang

Beijing hits back at US sanctions on Communist Party secretary of Xinjiang for rights abuses of ethnic Uighurs

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