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Libyan official agrees to meet pro-Haftar leader in Morocco

TRIPOLI Khalid al-Mishri, head of Libya’s High State Council, has agreed to meet Aguila Saleh, speaker of the pro-Haftar Libyan parliament, in Morocco. The meeting is part of Rabat’s efforts to...

Libyan, Turkish squads clearing Tripoli of mines, IEDs

TRIPOLI  The Turkish Armed Forces’ bomb squads deployed in response to the request of the Libyan government continue to clear southern Tripoli of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines left...

Libya army spots arrival of Egyptian weapons for Haftar

TRIPOLI  The Libyan army said Wednesday it has spotted the dispatch of military supplies from Egypt to the city of Tobruk in northeastern Libya. The new development came shortly after warlord...

Libya PM discusses military operations in Sirte, Jufra

TRIPOLI  Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj held talks with military commanders on Sunday to discuss the military situation in Libya, and operations in the Sirte/al-Jufra area. The talks dwelt on "reviewing...

Libya cease-fire hinges on Haftar withdrawal: Cavusoglu

LONDON Libya’s UN-recognized government will agree to a cease-fire only if warlord Khalifa Haftar withdraws his forces from country’s central and western regions, the Turkish foreign minister said. Speaking to British...

UN: Foreign interference at 'new phase' in Libya

ANKARA  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday the conflict in Libya has entered a "new phase" due to increased foreign interference in the country. "The conflict has entered a new phase,...

Libya: Unidentified planes bomb Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI, Libya Unidentified warplanes carried out airstrikes on Al-Watiya airbase west of the capital Tripoli, said a Libyan military source on Sunday.  The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due...

‘Turkey's presence in Libya to do whatever int’l law requires’

TRIPOLI Turkey's presence in Libya is to do whatever the international law and justice require, the Turkish defense minister said on Saturday. "Turkey is together with the Libyan brothers. No one...

Turkey accuses France of committing crimes in Libya

ANKARA  Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Friday accused France of committing crimes in civil war-torn Libya. “France has committed crimes in Libya,” said Omer Celik, spokesman for the Justice and Development...

UN chief, Libyan PM discuss situation in African nation

WASHINGTON UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the situation in Libya via telephone Wednesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. "The Prime Minister indicated his commitment to a dialogue within the 5+5...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...