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Russia sends 400 war criminal mercenaries to Libya

KAMISLI/ANKARA  Russia sent 400 pro-regime militias from Syria’s northeastern Qamisli region to Libya to fight for warlord Khalifa Haftar in exchange for money. Russia continues to strengthen the ranks of the...

Libyan commander rejects Haftar deal on oil production

TRIPOLI, Libya  A Libyan military commander on Saturday rejected a deal announced by eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar and Ahmed Maiteeq, the Vice-President of the Libyan Presidential Council, on the resumption...

Libya: Haftar lifts blockade on oil production, export

TRIPOLI Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar on Friday announced lifting the blockade on oil production and its export. This came in a televised speech by Haftar, hours after the Libyan National Oil...

Libya: Demonstrators protest worsening in Benghazi

TRIPOLI Libyans continued to protest worsening living conditions Friday in Benghazi, the base of warlord Khalifa Haftar.  Demonstrators took the streets for a second day once again to protest power cuts,...

Haftar still obstacle to reach deal in Libya: Expert

RABAT, Morocco A Moroccan expert on Wednesday said Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar is the main obstacle in reaching a Libyan settlement as he still sticks to "military solutions". "The biggest obstacle...

Haftar’s forces deploy military vehicles near Sirte

TRIPOLI Militias loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar have deployed 80 military vehicles near Sirte, a spokesman for the Libyan government’s armed forces said Wednesday. Muhammad Kununu said the military convoy is...

Turkey closely following Libyan peace talks in Morocco

ISTANBUL Praising Morocco’s “constructive attitude” toward solving the crisis in Libya, Turkey is closely following Libyan talks hosted by its North African neighbor, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. From the...

Libyan army seizes Haftar's helicopter

TRIPOLI The Libyan army on Monday said it seized a helicopter belonging to warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia, which made an emergency landing south of Abu Grein area east of the...

Warlord Haftar again violates Libyan cease-fire

TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan army said Sunday that warlord Khalifa Haftar again violated a cease-fire deal and targeted the country’s troops with multiple Grad missiles. Army sources told Anadolu Agency the...

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...

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'EU sanctions on Turkey would make no sense at all'

ISTANBUL The EU imposing sanctions on Turkey would be profoundly irrational, Turkey’s communications director said on Saturday.  “We have no such expectation” of sanctions being imposed,...

Lebanon: Hariri regrets failure of Macron’s initiative

BEIRUT, Lebanon Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has regretted the failure of French President Emmanuel Macron's initiative for forming a new government in Lebanon.  “Those...

Hamas chief hails Abbas’ speech to UN

GAZA CITY, Palestine Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday hailed President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the UN General Assembly, according to the official Wafa news...

Eurasian countries register new virus cases, deaths

KIEV More coronavirus cases and fatalities were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Saturday. Ukraine The death toll in Ukraine reached 3,903 with 76...

6 civilians dead in Afghanistan landmine blast

KABUL, Afghanistan At least six people were killed in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, an official confirmed on Saturday. A tractor trolley carrying...