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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...

Turkey: Presidency sends parliament Libya troops motion

ANKARA Turkey's presidency on Monday submitted a motion to the Parliament Speaker's Office on sending troops to Libya. Parliament is set to debate the motion on Thursday. The ruling Justice and Development...

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...

4 family members die in Haftar attack in Libya

ANKARA Four people in the same family lost their lives Saturday when forces loyal to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar struck a house in southern Tripoli. Amin al-Hashemi, a spokesman for the...

Malta, Libya ink deal to boost bilateral ties

ANKARA Malta and Libya on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding for combating irregular migration and consolidating bilateral relations. This came during a visit by Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela to...

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...

Libya: Demonstrators protest worsening in Benghazi

TRIPOLI Libyans continued to protest worsening living conditions Friday in Benghazi, the base of warlord Khalifa Haftar.  Demonstrators took the streets for a second day once again to protest power cuts,...

Turkey, Libya not to let 'fait-accompli': Turkish spox

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman on Sunday said the recently inked memorandum of understanding between Turkey and Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on the maritime jurisdictions complied with...

Haftar forces bomb kills 30, injures 33

TRIPOLI, Libya Thirty people were killed and 33 injured Saturday in an airstrike here by eastern Libyan forces. Jets loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar bombed a military school dormitory in southern Tripoli, according...

Libyan army targets Haftar-affiliated Janjaweed militia

ANKARA  The Libyan Army Sunday targeted the transport of Janjaweed militia affiliated to warlord Khalifa Haftar as they were preparing an attack south of the capital Tripoli. The airstrikes hit a...

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ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

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Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

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