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US' Pompeo, UAE FM discuss Russian presence in Libya

WASHINGTON  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Friday with Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to discuss Russian military presence in Libya. "Secretary...

Libyan speaker meets Haftar in Egypt

ISTANBUL  Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks Saturday in Cairo with Speaker of east Libya-based parliament Aquila Saleh and warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to an Egyptian presidential spokesman. Bassam Radi said...

'Turkey-Russia talks on Libya based on principles'

TRIPOLI The president of Libya's High Council of State on Wednesday said that the ongoing negotiations between Turkey and Russia on Libya are based on recognized principles.   In a statement over...

Turkish ruling party: Libya’s Haftar a coup plotter

ANKARA Warlord Khalifa Haftar is a coup plotter and Ankara continues to support Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), said Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Tuesday. “Two days ago, Haftar attempted...

Russian maneuvers in Libya poses risk: US AFRICOM

ANKARA US Africa Command (AFRICOM) revealed new evidence of active Russian aircraft in Libyan airspace Thursday, saying it poses a risk for all civilians. "Russia's sustained involvement in Libya increases the...

Turkish, US presidents discuss Libya, economy over phone

ANKARA  The Turkish and US presidents on Tuesday spoke over the phone to discuss developments in war-weary Libya as well as economic relations, Turkey's Communications Directorate said. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

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...

Libya: Russian plane brings Syrian fighters to Sirte

TRIPOLI, Libya A Russian cargo plane carrying Syrian fighters landed in Libya's Sirte province, controlled by warlord Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan army said on Saturday. The aircraft arrived at 11.00 a.m....

Libya army shells Haftar's militias at Tripoli airport

TRIPOLI Libyan government forces pounded positions of warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias at Tripoli airport, south of the Libyan capital, according to the military on Sunday. Three armored vehicles belonging to Haftar...

Russia delivers fighter jets to Libya over Syria: US

ANKARA The US on Wednesday said more than a dozen newly unmarked Russian aircraft were delivered to an airbase in Libya to support warlord Khalifa Haftar.  "Over multiple days in May,...

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Turkish Central Bank reserves rise to $97.7B in June

ANKARA  The Turkish Central Bank announced on Wednesday that its official reserves amounted to $97.7 billion as of the end of June. Total reserve assets increased...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 28, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey,...

Tunisian president dismisses some top state officials

Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed some top state officials Tuesday, according to a state bulletin. The bulletin included the president’s latest decisions on the dismissal...

Turkish foreign minister expresses support to Tunisian people following coup attempt

ANKARA The Turkish foreign minister expressed Tuesday Turkey's support to the Tunisian people following Sunday’s coup attempt. Mevlut Cavusoglu held a phone conversation with his Tunisian...

Turkey condemns EU’s stance on partial opening of Northern Cyprus’ ‘ghost town’

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday dismissed remarks made by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on the partial reopening of the Maras region in the Turkish...