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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...

Anadolu Agency documents Sudanese mercenaries in Libya

WASHINGTON Using painstaking analysis of video footage and other sources, Anadolu Agency has documented that warlord Khalifa Haftar is using Sudanese mercenaries in the fight against Libya's government. Many foreign fighters...

Libya's GNA launches air operation to Haftar's militias

ANKARA  The air forces of Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) launched an air attack on tankers transporting fuel to warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias. Three tankers with fuel for Haftar...

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...

UN chief, Libyan PM discuss situation in African nation

WASHINGTON UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the situation in Libya via telephone Wednesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. "The Prime Minister indicated his commitment to a dialogue within the 5+5...
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Libya's interior minister escapes assassination attempt

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha survived an assassination attempt on Sunday, his ministry confirmed. In a statement, the Interior Ministry said that Bashagha and his convoy came under fire...

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...

Libyans begin transition of power to end division

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan officials on Tuesday began a ceremony for power transition to end the rift in the oil-rich country. Mohammad Menfi, the new president of the Libyan Presidential Council, and...

Libya: Woman killed by mine planted by Haftar militia

MISRATA, Libya A woman was killed and her son was wounded in Libya on Saturday when a landmine planted by militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar while withdrawing from the residential...

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...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 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...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...