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Libya crisis manipulated by external powers, says Libya's envoy to UN

ISTANBUL Libya's Ambassador to the UN Taher Al-Sunni said on Thursday that his country's crisis is being manipulated by international powers to settle other scores. “Our crisis is a...

Libya says oil spill brought under control

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Sunday an oil spill north of the country has been brought under control. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the NOC...

Italy's foreign minister, Libyan officials discuss ties

TRIPOLI, Libya On an official visit to Libya, Italy's foreign minister met on Sunday with government officials of the North African country.Head of Libya's Presidential Council Mohammad Menfi received Luigi...

Shell injures 8 children in Libya’s Benghazi

TRIPOLI, Libya Eight children were injured when a shell struck a residential neighborhood in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to local health authorities on Saturday. In a statement, Al-Jalal...

Tunisian, French presidents discuss Libya in phone call

TUNIS, Tunisia Tunisian President Kais Saied and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed developments in Libya in a phone call Thursday.  According to a statement by the Tunisian Presidency, Saied...

Turkish-flagged commercial ships can dock at Benghazi port: Haftar

TRIPOLI Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday said in a letter addressed to the Ports and Maritime Transport Administration that Turkish-flagged commercial ships can dock at the Benghazi port."We...

Libyans begin transition of power to end division

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan officials on Tuesday began a ceremony for power transition to end the rift in the oil-rich country. Mohammad Menfi, the new president of the Libyan Presidential Council, and...

Libya’s new unity gov’t sworn in by parliament

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya’s new unity government headed by Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh was sworn in on Monday before the Libyan parliament in Tobruk city in eastern Libya. Speaking to Anadolu...

Team clears area in Libya of explosive remnants of war

By Said Ibicioglu TRIPOLI, Libya The 5+5 Joint Military Committee in Libya announced Sunday that three tons of explosive remnants of war had been destroyed in part of the country. The munitions...

Libya PM says optimistic about relations with Egypt

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh said Sunday he is optimistic about his country's future relations with neighboring Egypt. On Saturday, Dbeibeh received a phone call from Egyptian President...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Jan. 22, 2022

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkiye and around the world.   Coronavirus...

Smuggled Turkish historical artifacts in US returning home

NEW YORK Twenty-eight Turkish cultural artifacts confiscated in the US were handed over Friday to Turkiye's Consulate General in New York.  The seized historical artifacts, including...

NATO rejects Russian demand to withdraw from Bulgaria, Romania

BRUSSELS NATO on Friday rejected Russia’s demand to withdraw its troops from Bulgaria and Romania. “NATO will not renounce our ability to protect and defend each...

Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia after being deported from Australia

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday returned to Serbia after being deported from Australia. Djokovic, the top men’s tennis player, on Jan. 4...

Australia, New Zealand send aircraft to assess damage after Tonga eruption

ANKARA Australia and New Zealand deployed surveillance aircraft on Monday to assess the damage caused by a massive underwater volcano in the Pacific nation of...