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Libyan Army: Haftar's militia violates ceasefire

TRIPOLI The Libyan army on Wednesday accused the militia of warlord Khalifa Haftar of violating Libya’s ceasefire for the second time in three days. "Our forces detected a breach of the...

Al-Mishri, top Italian diplomat talk Libya cease-fire

TRIPOLI, Libya The head of Libya's High State Council on Monday discussed cease-fire initiatives in Libya with Italy’s foreign minister. A council statement said that during a meeting in Tripoli, Khalid...

Top EU diplomat meets with Libyan premier

BRUSSELS EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met on Tuesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his government in the capital Tripoli. The leaders discussed how to advance with the...
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US hails close partnership with Libyan prime minister

ANKARA The United States on Saturday expressed appreciation to its close partnership with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha. In a tweet, the US Embassy called...

UN calls for inclusive political process in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday called for a full and inclusive political process that will meet the aspirations of the Libyan people for...

Libya: Interior minister dismissed amid decisions

TRIPOLI Libyan premier Fayez al-Sarraj discharged Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha because of decisions and statements made by the official, the government's press office announced late Friday. An administrative investigation will be...

Libyan PM begins urgent Cabinet reshuffle amid protests

TRIPOLI  Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced late Monday the beginning of a Cabinet reshuffle amid protests in the capital.  Al-Sarraj made the televised statement in conjunction with the outbreak of...

Arab Maghreb Union hails cease-fire deal in Libya

RABAT, Morocco A five-nation Northwest African trade bloc on Monday hailed a cease-fire deal for Libya which has been rejected by the militia of warlord Khalifa Hafta. The Arab Maghreb Union...

Libyan body lauds Turkey, Qatar's role against Haftar

ISTANBUL  Libya’s High Council of State on Saturday lauded Turkey and Qatar’s role in ending warlord Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli and in western parts of the country. In a statement...

Libyan official agrees to meet pro-Haftar leader in Morocco

TRIPOLI Khalid al-Mishri, head of Libya’s High State Council, has agreed to meet Aguila Saleh, speaker of the pro-Haftar Libyan parliament, in Morocco. The meeting is part of Rabat’s efforts to...

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'EU sanctions on Turkey would make no sense at all'

ISTANBUL The EU imposing sanctions on Turkey would be profoundly irrational, Turkey’s communications director said on Saturday.  “We have no such expectation” of sanctions being imposed,...

Lebanon: Hariri regrets failure of Macron’s initiative

BEIRUT, Lebanon Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has regretted the failure of French President Emmanuel Macron's initiative for forming a new government in Lebanon.  “Those...

Hamas chief hails Abbas’ speech to UN

GAZA CITY, Palestine Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday hailed President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the UN General Assembly, according to the official Wafa news...

Eurasian countries register new virus cases, deaths

KIEV More coronavirus cases and fatalities were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Saturday. Ukraine The death toll in Ukraine reached 3,903 with 76...

6 civilians dead in Afghanistan landmine blast

KABUL, Afghanistan At least six people were killed in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, an official confirmed on Saturday. A tractor trolley carrying...