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Libya: Russian plane brings Syrian fighters to Sirte

TRIPOLI, Libya A Russian cargo plane carrying Syrian fighters landed in Libya's Sirte province, controlled by warlord Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan army said on Saturday. The aircraft arrived at 11.00 a.m....

Libya: 15 migrants die when boat sinks off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI At least 15 people died when rubber boats carrying irregular migrants sank Saturday in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Libyan Coast Guard...

Libya to discuss maritime borders with Greece, Malta

TRIPOLI  Libya’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala announced Friday he will hold talks with Greek and Maltese authorities to discuss the delimitation of maritime borders in line with Libya's interests. Siala...

Libya: 4 Russian mercenaries killed in helicopter crash

ANKARA Four mercenaries from the Russian Wagner group were killed when a helicopter carrying ammunition crashed in central Libya, the Libyan army said on Wednesday. "A helicopter carrying Russian mercenaries and...

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...

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Azerbaijan shoots down Armenian warplane

BAKU Azerbaijan shot down an Armenian warplane on Saturday, the country’s Defense Ministry said. A statement said the Armenian combat aircraft was flying over Azerbaijani positions...

Israel announces support to Greece in East Med.

ANKARA Israel once again announced support to Greece on Friday regarding maritime jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean.  "Israel follows with concern recent developments in the East...

US talks with Armenia, Azerbaijan fail to reach pact

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's separate discussions at the State Department with his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan on Friday failed to produce an...

Israel: We will not oppose sale of F-35s to UAE

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Friday said they will not object to the US sale of F-35 fighter...

'Libya cease-fire paves way for success of talks'

TRIPOLI The permanent cease-fire agreement in Libya has opened the door for more successful talks, the country’s premier said on Friday. In a statement, Prime Minister...