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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...

Turkey's FM briefs main opposition party on Libya

ANKARA Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday met the main opposition party leader to discuss the upcoming parliament session on possible military deployment in Libya. Cavusoglu informed Kemal Kilicdaroglu of...

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...

Libyan army takes district in Tripoli

TRIPOLI The Libyan army on Friday took control of Al-Kayikh neighborhood near Qaser Bin Ghashir town, southern Tripoli. "Libyan forces were able to extend control of the 'Al-Kayikh' neighborhood near the...

Libya rejects Arab League statement

TRIPOLI  Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) criticized the Arab League on Thursday over its statement referring to "foreign interference" in the country. The statement by the league’s General Secretariat...

Libya accuses Russia’s Wagner of using chemical weapon

TRIPOLI Russian private military contractor Wagner was accused by Libya's interior minister on Wednesday of carrying out a chemical attack in Libya. Wagner mercenaries used nerve agent against Libya’s Government of...

Libya's Haftar calls for support amid military losses

ANKARA East Libya-based renegade commander Khalifa Haftar on Saturday asked his supporters to stay united after suffering many military defeats in the western parts of the country. Following his call, pro-Haftar...

Libyan premier talks to commander of Sirte-Jufra region

TRIPOLI Libya’s prime minister and the commander in charge of the Sirte-Jufra Joint Operations Unit met Sunday to discuss measures for the safety of civilians following remarks by Egypt’s president. According...

Libyan premier arrives in Algeria for talks

ALGIERS The head of Libya's internationally-recognized government on Saturday arrived in Algeria in an official visit to discuss the ongoing conflict in his country. According to the official Algerian TV network,...

Libya: UN-recognized government downs UAE drone

ISTANBUL Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Tuesday announced that it had downed an armed drone belonging to the United Arab Emirates. The forces of the GNA said in...

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Egypt’s opposition still seeking footing 7 years after coup

ANKARA Seven years after the military coup against the first democratically elected president, the Egyptian opposition appears to be a prisoner of the past without...

Europe unites against Israel’s West Bank annex plan

ANKARA Encouraged by US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month announced his government would formally annex...

Qatar hails strategic relations with Turkey

DOHA Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has hailed his country’s strategic relations with Turkey. "Strategic relations between Qatar and Turkey are growing day by...

Coronavirus deaths surge beyond 10,000 in Russia

MOSCOW Coronavirus-related deaths in Russia crossed the 10,000 mark on Saturday. With 168 fatalities registered over the last 24 hours, the overall count went up to...

Tunisia MPs reject motion to blacklist Brotherhood

TUNIS The Bureau of Tunisia’s House of Representatives (parliament) has rejected a petition to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood group. The opposition Free Constitutional Party (PDL), which...

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