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'Arab League backed Libyan gov't after victories against Haftar'

ISTANBUL The Libyan government’s recent victories with Turkish help in western Libya forced the Arab League to back it, according to a top Libyan lawmaker. In an interview with Anadolu Agency...

Libya PM says optimistic about relations with Egypt

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh said Sunday he is optimistic about his country's future relations with neighboring Egypt. On Saturday, Dbeibeh received a phone call from Egyptian President...

US urges Haftar-led forces to end offensive in Libya

ANKARA The U.S. on Friday called on Libyan National Army forces led by military commander Khalifa Haftar to halt their offensive in the war-torn North African nation. "Today, the U.S-#Libya Security...

'Libya, Turkey made clear deal to repel Haftar attacks'

RABAT  Libya and Turkey last fall forged a clear agreement to repel the attacks of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militias, a top Libyan official said on Tuesday. Last November’s Turkish-Libyan security cooperation...

On surprise visit, Libya Tobruk-based parliament speaker in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria The head of Libya's Tobruk-based parliament Aguila Saleh arrived in the neighboring Algeria on a surprise visit on Saturday. Algeria’s official TV said that Suleiman Shanin, the head of...

Libyan army liberates Wadi Wishka, moves to Sirte

TRIPOLI  The Libyan army on Saturday liberated Wadi Wishka area near the eastern city of Sirte from militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar, a military spokesman said. "Our forces managed to seize...

Libyan, Italian premiers meet in Rome

ROME  Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Italian premier Giuseppe Conte met Saturday in Rome to discuss the situation in the northern African nation. A statement by the Italian Prime Ministry...

Libyans to sue backers of Egypt military intervention

TRIPOLI Libyan tribal chieftains said Saturday they will file a lawsuit against tribesmen who called for an Egyptian military intervention in Libya. "We announce the launch of lawsuits against citizens...

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 welcomes approval of troop deployment by Turkey

TRIPOLI  Libya's High Council of State welcomed Thursday the passage of a motion by Turkey's parliament on sending troops to Libya. The council’s statement followed a request by the UN-recognized Government...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...