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Airstrikes target Libya’s southern city of Ubari

TRIPOLI, Libya Four airstrikes have targeted the southern Libyan city of Ubari early Sunday, according to a local official. The attacks targeted various points close to the city center, said the...

Agreement with Turkey in interest of Libya: Dbeibah

TRIPOLI, Libya Libya's Prime Minister-designate Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh on Tuesday said the Turkish-Libyan maritime agreement in the Eastern Mediterranean is in the interest of his country. This came in response to...

Libyan committee says can’t secure gov’t vote session

TRIPOLI, Libya  The Libyan government’s military committee said Saturday it does not have the military force needed to secure a planned parliamentary session in the coastal city of Sirte to...

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,...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Jan. 22, 2022

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkiye and around the world.   Coronavirus...

Smuggled Turkish historical artifacts in US returning home

NEW YORK Twenty-eight Turkish cultural artifacts confiscated in the US were handed over Friday to Turkiye's Consulate General in New York.  The seized historical artifacts, including...

NATO rejects Russian demand to withdraw from Bulgaria, Romania

BRUSSELS NATO on Friday rejected Russia’s demand to withdraw its troops from Bulgaria and Romania. “NATO will not renounce our ability to protect and defend each...

Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia after being deported from Australia

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic on Monday returned to Serbia after being deported from Australia. Djokovic, the top men’s tennis player, on Jan. 4...

Australia, New Zealand send aircraft to assess damage after Tonga eruption

ANKARA Australia and New Zealand deployed surveillance aircraft on Monday to assess the damage caused by a massive underwater volcano in the Pacific nation of...