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Libyan army hits Janjaweed militias south of Tripoli

ANKARA Targeting the militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan Army killed five Sudanese Janjaweed militants, the country’s military announced Sunday. The army carried out an airstrike on the Nesme region,...

Top Turkish, Libyan diplomats discuss pandemic on phone

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the coronavirus pandemic in a phone call with his Libyan counterpart Thursday, according to diplomatic sources.  Cavusoglu and Mohamed Taha Siala exchanged ideas on...

Libya’s warlord Haftar to visit Egypt for talks: Report

ANKARA Libya’s warlord Khalifa Haftar will arrive in Egypt’s capital Cairo on late Wednesday for talks with Egyptian authorities, according to media reports. Egypt-based Youm 7 newspaper said Haftar is expected...

Turkish forces ready for deployment in Libya

ANKARA The Turkish Armed Forces are fully prepared for their possible deployment in Libya as required, the country's National Defense Ministry announced on Friday. The Turkish military is ready to serve...

Libya accuses Russia’s Wagner of using chemical weapon

TRIPOLI Russian private military contractor Wagner was accused by Libya's interior minister on Wednesday of carrying out a chemical attack in Libya. Wagner mercenaries used nerve agent against Libya’s Government of...

Libya: Two civilians killed in attack by Haftar militias

TRIPOLI  Forces loyal to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar launched an attack on an area south of the capital Tripoli, killing two civilians, an official said Wednesday.  Rockets fired by Haftar militias...

Libyan army carries out ops against Haftar in Tarhuna

TRIPOLI   The Libyan Army carried out five air operations against militias loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar in the past 24 hours, military sources said early Thursday. Libyan military spokesman Col....

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...

Turkey: Presidency sends parliament Libya troops motion

ANKARA Turkey's presidency on Monday submitted a motion to the Parliament Speaker's Office on sending troops to Libya. Parliament is set to debate the motion on Thursday. The ruling Justice and Development...

Libya: UN blames Haftar forces for civilian deaths

ISTANBUL The United Nations’ Libya mission on Thursday expressed concern over the civilian causalities in the country by the forces of renegade general Khalifa Haftar.  “UNSMIL is very concerned by the...

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Tunisia MPs reject motion to blacklist Brotherhood

TUNIS The Bureau of Tunisia’s House of Representatives (parliament) has rejected a petition to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood group. The opposition Free Constitutional Party (PDL), which...

Turkey neutralizes 3 terrorists in N.Iraq operation

ANKARA Turkish security forces “neutralized” at least three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Weapons, ammunition and explosives were also seized...

Turkey sends 2nd batch of medical aid to Serbia

ANKARA  A Turkish military plane carrying the second batch of medical supplies for Serbia left the capital Ankara on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. An A-400M...

Turkish space team to send mini satellite into space

ANKARA A team of Turkish engineering students will send a miniaturized satellite into space at the end of the year. “We started working on the PocketQube...

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