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Libya: Haftar militia members surrender at key airbase

TRIPOLI  Six members of a militia loyal to Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar surrendered to the Libyan Army on Friday at Al-Watiya airbase, according to the media center of the...

Libyan Army retakes 2 camps from warlord Haftar

ANKARA The Libyan Army has retaken two military camps from warlord Khalifa Haftar’s forces south of the capital Tripoli, said an army spokesman on Saturday. In a statement, Mohammed Kanunu said...

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...

Turkish, French presidents discuss Libya, Syria

ISTANBUL Turkish president on Friday talked with his French counterpart over the phone to discuss the developments in Libya and Syria, according to presidential sources. The phone call between Recep Tayyip...

Russia asked Haftar to declare truce: Saleh

TRIPOLI, Libya  Eastern Libya-based Gen. Khalifa Haftar announced a truce upon the “command of Russia” as he suffered great loses against the UN-recognized Libyan government, according to pro-Haftar parliament speaker.   Discussions...

Libya: Haftar attack in Tripoli kills elderly woman

TRIPOLI An elderly woman was killed and two other civilians were injured Tuesday in a rocket attack by warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia in the Libyan capital Tripoli.  Amin al-Hashimi, a spokesperson...

Libya: Killers of Bangladeshis will be caught

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Libya on Monday said it would swiftly bring to justice the killers of 26 Bangladeshi migrants who were gunned down by human traffickers last week in the town...

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...

Turkish parliament ratifies motion on Turkey-Libya deal

ANKARA The Turkish parliament on Saturday ratified a motion on the approval of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on security and military cooperation with Libya. On Nov. 27, Ankara and Tripoli...

Libya: Haftar's militias bomb Tripoli's Mitiga Airport

TRIPOLI  Libyan government forces announced on Wednesday that the militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar bombed the Mitiga International Airport in the capital Tripoli, in a new breach of the Jan....

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...