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US warns Haftar over Wagner group, oil supply in Libya

ANKARA The US has warned the Libyan National Army (LNA) that its affiliation with a Russian paramilitary force and perpetuation of the oil shutdown contradict the interests of Washington and...

Libya's Haftar defies cease-fire, launches attacks

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya's UN-recognized government said Sunday that forces of renegade commander Khalifa Haftar had launched attacks in the country's northwest despite a call for cease-fire. The militias attacked Abu Qurain...

Military planes fly Wagner mercenaries out of Libya

ANKARA  At least eight military transport planes arrived in East Libya to airlift mercenaries of the Russian Wagner Group out of the country. The government-led Burkan Al-Ghadab, or Volcano of Rage,...

Turkish defense minister, military chief visit Libya

TRIPOLI Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler on Friday visited Libya to review the activities carried out under a memorandum of understanding between...

Libyan army arrests 10 Haftar militants

TRIPOLI  The Libyan army on Thursday arrested 10 militants affiliated with warlord Khalifa Haftar in the outskirts of Tarhuna city.  The militants were arrested during a security operation, the Press Office...

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...

Libyans celebrate Turkey’s decision to send troops

TRIPOLI More than 1,000 people gathered Friday in Libya’s capital to celebrate Turkish parliament’s decision to send troops to Libya and to protest Gen. Khalifa Haftar. They gathered in Martyr’s Square...

Libya gov't calls for halting Haftar attacks in Tripoli

TRIPOLI Libya's UN-recognized government on Sunday called for international action to halt attacks by eastern Libyan forces on civilians in the capital Tripoli. At least 30 students were killed and dozens...

Libyan commander rejects Haftar deal on oil production

TRIPOLI, Libya  A Libyan military commander on Saturday rejected a deal announced by eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar and Ahmed Maiteeq, the Vice-President of the Libyan Presidential Council, on the resumption...

Turkish, French presidents discuss Libya, Syria

ISTANBUL Turkish president on Friday talked with his French counterpart over the phone to discuss the developments in Libya and Syria, according to presidential sources. The phone call between Recep Tayyip...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...