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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...

Libya denounces Egyptian president's threats

ISTANBUL Libya on Thursday condemned the president of Egypt for recent comments suggesting Cairo could arm Libyan tribes against the internationally recognized government. Speaking to Al Jazeera TV, Libyan Foreign Ministry...

Libya: Mayor says Wagner Group left country

ANKARA A local mayor in Libya said on Sunday that Russia’s Wagner Group, which supported renegade commander Khalifa Haftar, has left the country. Salem Alaywan, the mayor of the town of...

'Wolf Rule': Farewell to Haftar

ISTANBUL The putschist general Khalifa Haftar has been losing a lot of blood recently against the legitimate forces of the Fayez al-Sarraj government in Libya, which is also supported by...

Libyan government exposes Haftar's financial corruption

TRIPOLI  The Libyan government on Monday published two documents implicating eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar in corruption. The documents published by the government-led Operation Volcano of Rage showed the illegal seizure of...

Libya: One civilian killed in attack by Haftar militia

TRIPOLI At least one civilian was killed when forces loyal to Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar carried out rocket attacks in the capital and other areas of the country, the...

ICC has 'credible information' on Libya mass graves

ANKARA The International Criminal Court (ICC) has received "credible information" regarding 11 "alleged" mass graves in Libya containing men, women and children, the court’s chief prosecutor said Monday. "These findings may...

Libya: Civilian administration takes over in Tarhuna

ANKARA The Libyan army on Friday transferred the city of Tarhuna, recently cleared of forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar, to civilian administration. Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha on Twitter said...

Libyan warlord Haftar is 'mercenary’: Turkish president

ANKARA Turkey’s president on Tuesday said Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar has no official recognition either in the war-weary country or the international community. "Haftar is a mercenary, a paid soldier," Recep...

Libyan mayor says most mercenaries have left Bani Walid

ISTANBUL More than 90% of the mercenaries from Russia’s Wagner Group which supported Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar have left the town of Bani Walid in a big convoy, its...

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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,...