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UAE, Algeria hold talks on regional developments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The top diplomats of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Algeria held talks Sunday on bilateral relations and regional developments. UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin...

Only woman presidential candidate says she has key to Somalia's wellbeing

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somalia is facing a political standoff due to the country's delayed presidential and parliamentary elections.Currently, Somalia seems to have taken a path that could see parliamentary elections on...

Libyan Army continues strikes on Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan Army struck down militias loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar in Al-Watiya airbase, military sources said on Monday.  According to a statement by the Libyan government-led Operation...

Somali premier, president trade barbs as political standoff deepens

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed issued a decree Sunday calling for a consultative meeting to chart the direction for elections while accusing his prime minister of failing to...

Egypt forces kill dozens of militants in Sinai

CAIRO Egyptian army forces have killed 83 militants as part of a security campaign in the restive Sinai Peninsula, according to a military spokesman on Monday. In a statement, Colonel Tamer...

COVID-19: South Africa grants parole to 19,000 inmates

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday authorized the placement on parole of selected categories of offenders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in correctional facilities. “The decision...

'Turkey’s priority in Libya end of clashes, cease-fire'

ANKARA Turkey mainly cares for the immediate end of clashes and announcement of cease-fire in Libya, said the presidential spokesman on Tuesday. “Turkey’s priority in Libya is the halt of clashes...

Eritrean, Amhara forces must withdraw from Tigray: US

WASHINGTON The US said Saturday it is gravely concerned about reported atrocities and the overall deteriorating situation in Ethiopia's Tigray region, calling for Eritrean and Amhara forces there to withdraw. "We...

Libyan Army hits oil tanker of warlord Haftar

ANKARA The Libyan Army on Saturday hit an oil tanker belonging to militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to the country’s military. Col. Muhammad Kununu, a spokesman for the government’s armed...

Burundi welcomes US decision to lift sanctions

KIGALI, Rwanda Burundi on Friday welcomed the US decision to lift sanctions imposed upon the country’s officials six years ago. In 2015, President Barack Obama sanctioned Burundi military and security...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...