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Libya: 30 asylum seekers killed in 'revenge attack'

TRIPOLI At least 30 asylum seekers were killed and 11 others injured in a "revenge attack,” the Libyan government said on Thursday. The incident took place in Mizdah area, located some...

Turkey's Cavusoglu warns of Syria-like crisis in Libya

ANTALYA, Turkey Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned Saturday against attempts to create a situation in Libya similar to that in civil war-torn Syria. “They want to turn Libya to...

Libya welcomed Turkish delegation’s visit: Cavusoglu

ANKARA  Libya warmly welcomed the visit by a Turkish delegation to the country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said late Wednesday at a press conference.   Earlier in the day, Libyan Prime Minister...

Libyan army moves to capture Tarhuna from Haftar forces

TRIPOLI  The Libyan army launched an offensive on Wednesday to capture the city of Tarhuna, south of Tripoli, from militias of eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to a military spokesman. "The...

Malta vetoes spending for EU’s Libya mission

ANKARA Malta has formally given notice to the EU that it will no longer commit any military assets to Operation Irini, a naval mission launched by the EU to enforce...

Top Turkish, Libyan diplomats discuss pandemic on phone

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the coronavirus pandemic in a phone call with his Libyan counterpart Thursday, according to diplomatic sources.  Cavusoglu and Mohamed Taha Siala exchanged ideas on...

Libya's Sarraj meets AFRICOM commander

TRIPOLI  A closed meeting began Monday between Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, the US ambassador in Tripoli Richard Norland, and commander of US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Gen. Stephen Townsend, according...

Libya needs air defense support, expertise: Envoy

ANKARA Libya needs air defense, special training and expertise to help its soldiers on the ground, Libya’s ambassador to Turkey said Thursday on the possible Turkish military support. “Even if there...

Libya: Maritime deal with Turkey goes into effect

TRIPOLI  Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Sunday announced that pacts with Turkey over maritime jurisdiction areas as well as military and security cooperation went into effect.  According to...

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...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

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

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

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

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...