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Libyan warlord will ‘disappear’ if support ends: Turkey

ANKARA Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar will “certainly disappear” if he loses support in the wake of multiple recent military defeats, said Turkey’s national defense minister on Wednesday. “As the support behind...

Turkish, Russian presidents discuss Libya, Syria

GENEVA Turkish and Russian presidents discussed Libya and Syria over phone on Tuesday, according to an official statement. Turkey’s Directorate of Communications said the phone call between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and...

EU urges ceasefire, exit of foreign forces from Libya

BRUSSELS The European Union called on all parties involved in the Libyan conflict to end military operations and engage in peace talks in a joint statement signed Tuesday by EU...

Armed group halts production at Libya's largest oilfield

TRIPOLI  Libya's El-Sharara oilfield, the country's largest, was forced to stop production on Tuesday as an armed group stormed the facility, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said. "This is a criminal...

Libya no longer relies on UN mission: official

TRIPOLI The UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya said Saturday it no longer has trust in the UN Support Mission in Libya. The GNA said the mission has not...

Italy seeks independent probe of mass graves in Tarhuna

ROME  Italy called on Tuesday for an “independent and transparent” probe aimed at finding and punishing those responsible for the mass graves recently discovered in the Libyan city of Tarhuna. ...

Boko Haram gunmen kill 12 Niger soldiers

DAKAR  Gunmen from the Boko Haram terrorist organization killed 12 soldiers Wednesday in a pre-dawn raid on a military base in southeastern Niger’s Diffa region, local media reported. According to the...

24 Malian troops found dead in attack: army

DAKAR, Senegal More than half of a group of 44 Malian soldiers who went missing after their convoy was ambushed over the weekend have been found dead north of the...

UK 'concerned' over alleged Russian jets in Libya

LONDON  The UK on Saturday expressed concern over the recent transfer of Russian aircraft from Syria to Libya.  "We are concerned by recent US reports of Russian fighter jets being deployed...

Libya’s UN envoy demands probe into civilian deaths

ANKARA Libya's ambassador to the UN demanded Friday that the International Criminal Court investigate "war crimes" of warlord Khalifa Haftar in Tarhuna, a stronghold...

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S. Africa to probe COVID-19 unemployment funds fraud

By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s will begin an investigation into claims that employers have been claiming funds from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and not...

Turkey decries Egypt’s condemnation of anti-terror ops

‘Such irresponsible statements are attempts to serve agenda of bloody PKK terror group,’ says Turkish FM spokesman

Senegal bans EU nationals after being blacklisted

Action comes after Dakar not included on EU’s list of states deemed ‘safe’ for coronavirus

Father of MMA champion Nurmagomedov dies from COVID-19

ANKARA  The father and coach of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov died Friday from the coronavirus.  Manager Ali Abdelaziz confirmed Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, 57, died...

Football: Atletico Madrid ease past Mallorca

ANKARA  Atletico Madrid blanked Real Mallorca at home Friday in a Spanish La Liga match. The home team led 2-0 at the half at Wanda Metropolitano...

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