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Cameroon: opposition party to boycott general elections

YAOUNDE, Cameroon  One of Cameroon's main opposition parties, the Social Democratic Front (SDF), said Tuesday it will boycott legislative and municipal elections in February over security concerns in the English-speaking...

Sudan hosts forum to support normalization with Israel

KHARTOUM A forum was held in Khartoum on Saturday to support the normalization of relations between Sudan and Israel, in the first such move in the country. In a statement, the...

Libyan Army liberates two districts in Sirte

TRIPOLI  The Libyan Army liberated two districts in the coastal city of Sirte late Saturday from forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar. Protection and security units for Sirte and the city...

Libya cease-fire hinges on Haftar withdrawal: Cavusoglu

LONDON Libya’s UN-recognized government will agree to a cease-fire only if warlord Khalifa Haftar withdraws his forces from country’s central and western regions, the Turkish foreign minister said. Speaking to British...

Libyan government exposes Haftar's financial corruption

TRIPOLI  The Libyan government on Monday published two documents implicating eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar in corruption. The documents published by the government-led Operation Volcano of Rage showed the illegal seizure of...

Haftar’s aggression on Tripoli displaced 500,000: Gov’t

TRIPOLI, Libya Around 500,000 Libyans have been displaced and around 120,000 houses were damaged as a result of warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia aggression on the capital Tripoli, the Libyan government...

Libyan army hits Hafter forces' air defense systems

ANKARA Libya on Wednesday destroyed at least five Russian-made Pantsir-type air defense systems used by the militias loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar in the last 24 hours, the country's...

200 irregular migrants rescued off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI Some 200 migrants have been rescued off Libya’s coast in operations conducted by the navy of the country’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), according to a statement on...

Zimbabwe: Top journalist gets bail, barred from Twitter

HARARE, Zimbabwe A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday granted bail to a top journalist and a politician after more than a month in prison. Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono will secure his bail against...

Libya’s Presidential Council mourns intelligence chief

TRIPOLI Libya's Presidential Council has mourned intelligence chief Abdul Qader al-Tuhami, who died in the capital Tripoli earlier Sunday. "Our country has lost one of its loyal sons, who maintained honesty...

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Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 28, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey,...

Tunisian president dismisses some top state officials

Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed some top state officials Tuesday, according to a state bulletin. The bulletin included the president’s latest decisions on the dismissal...

Turkish foreign minister expresses support to Tunisian people following coup attempt

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister expressed Tuesday Turkey's support to the Tunisian people following Sunday’s coup attempt. Mevlut Cavusoglu held a phone conversation with his Tunisian...

Turkey condemns EU’s stance on partial opening of Northern Cyprus’ ‘ghost town’

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday dismissed remarks made by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on the partial reopening of the Maras region in the Turkish...