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Libyan army neutralizes 10 members of Haftar militia

TRIPOLI At least 10 members of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia were neutralized Sunday in shelling by the Libyan army. The army destroyed four observation posts on the Mashru front in southern...

US envoy, Libyan mayor discuss latest situation

TRIPOLI, Libya US ambassador to Libya held a phone call with the mayor of Zintan, a city located 170 kilometers southwest of Libya’s capital Tripoli, to discuss latest situation in...
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US hails close partnership with Libyan prime minister

ANKARA The United States on Saturday expressed appreciation to its close partnership with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha. In a tweet, the US Embassy called...

Turkish maritime pact with Libya goes into effect

ANKARA  Turkey’s landmark pact with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) setting out the countries’ Eastern Mediterranean maritime boundaries went into effect Saturday with its publication in Turkey’s Official Gazette. Signed...

Libya: One killed in Haftar airstrike on Mitiga airport

TRIPOLI One person was killed in an airstrike by eastern Libyan forces on Tripoli's Mitiga airport on Sunday, according to a government spokesman. The attack targeted the main gate of the...

Turkey may be Libya's supply chain leader in new normal

ANKARA  If positioned well, Turkey can be the leader in Libya's supply chain in the new normal, said a top business leader on Monday. Murtaza Karanfil, head of Foreign Economic Relations...

Haftar forces to withdraw from fronts south of Tripoli

ANKARA The spokesman for Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar’s forces announced early Wednesday that as of midnight they would be withdrawing 2-3 kilometers (around 1.8 miles) from fronts south of Tripoli.  Ahmed...

Libyan army gears up to regain oil fields

ANKARA The aim of the Libyan army’s move to the strategic Gulf of Sirte is to clear the oil crescent lying between Sidre and Benghazi of Haftar militants and to...

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...

Protests demand Haftar stop attacks in Libya

TRIPOLI Hundreds of Libyans protested Friday against Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who leads forces opposed to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya. They gathered in the capital and...

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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,...