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UN envoy for Libya calls for compliance with cease-fire

ISTANBUL A UN official has called on all parties in Libya to comply with a cease-fire agreement signed last year, according to a statement issued Monday by the United Nations...
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New Libyan administration condemns attack on minister

TRIPOLI, Libya Libya’s new administration strongly condemned an assassination attempt Sunday on the country’s interior minister. Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dabaiba made the remarks on Twitter regarding Fathi Bashagha in a...
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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...

EU, Arab League hail selection of Libyan interim gov’t

ANKARA/ISTANBUL  The EU and Arab League on Sunday welcomed the election of Libya's new temporary leadership to govern the country until elections in December. In a declaration on behalf of the...

Exclusive: Turkey ‘friend and ally’ to Libya: Interim PM

ANKARA  Libya’s new Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh on Sunday described Turkey as a “friend and ally”, saying his government will work to achieve peace in war-torn Libya. This came in...

Libyans elect Mohammad Younes Menfi interim president

GENEVA Mohammad Younes Menfi on Friday was elected the president of Libya's interim government, and Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah the prime minister in the Presidency Council during voting in an...

Russia warns against call to war by Libya's Haftar

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned on Wednesday against resumption of hostilities in Libya. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow following a meeting with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Siala,...

Milestone memorandums with Turkey change Libya's fate

ANKARA  As Libya goes through a critical period, two memorandums of understanding signed on Nov. 27, 2019, in the fields of delimitation of maritime jurisdictions and military security cooperation changed...

US lists group, leader involved in Libya's mass graves

WASHINGTON The US sanctioned Mohamed al-Kani and the Kaniyat militia in Libya on Wednesday, accused of killing civilians discovered in mass graves in Tarhuna.  The Treasury Department blamed the pro-Khalifa Haftar...

2nd round of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum begins

TRIPOLI A second round of the UN-brokered Libyan Political Dialogue Forum kicked off Monday in Libya between representatives of the internationally-recognized government and warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to the UN...

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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...