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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...

Libyan government exposes Haftar's financial corruption

TRIPOLI  The Libyan government on Monday published two documents implicating eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar in corruption. The documents published by the government-led Operation Volcano of Rage showed the illegal seizure of...

Libya to shun Arab League emergency meeting

TRIPOLI Representatives of the Libyan government will not attend a meeting on Libya organized by the Arab League as it violates the organization's bylaws, the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson said Monday. Mohammed...

'Egyptian president's remarks contrary to UN treaties'

TRIPOLI Remarks by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on direct intervention in Libya are contrary to UN treaties and Security Council resolutions, the spokesperson for Libya’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday. In...

UN representative slams Egyptian president's remarks

TRIPOLI Libya is not a region that borders Egypt but an independent country that has territorial integrity, the permanent representative of Libya to the UN said Sunday. Taher El-Sonni was responding...

Libyan premier talks to commander of Sirte-Jufra region

TRIPOLI Libya’s prime minister and the commander in charge of the Sirte-Jufra Joint Operations Unit met Sunday to discuss measures for the safety of civilians following remarks by Egypt’s president. According...

Al-Sisi’s intervention threat declaration of war: Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan government on Sunday dubbed Egyptian president’s military intervention threat as a “declaration of war.”  “The statements of the Egyptian President , which are harassing Libya's sovereignty and...

Libyan parliament denounces Egyptian leader's comments

TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan parliament called on the government to be at full readiness against "aggression" from Egypt, denouncing recent comments by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi that his army could...

Saudi Arabia, UAE support Egypt's comments on Libya

ISTANBUL  Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday supported Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's statements on Libya. "Saudi Arabia stands by and supports Egypt on the right to...

Cease-fire in Libya sustainable: Turkish official

ANKARA A sustainable cease-fire in Libya can be achieved if everyone returns to their positions in 2015, Turkish presidential spokesman said Sunday. Ibrahim Kalin told Agence France-Presse (AFP) that for a...

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Egypt’s opposition still seeking footing 7 years after coup

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Europe unites against Israel’s West Bank annex plan

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Qatar hails strategic relations with Turkey

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Coronavirus deaths surge beyond 10,000 in Russia

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Tunisia MPs reject motion to blacklist Brotherhood

TUNIS The Bureau of Tunisia’s House of Representatives (parliament) has rejected a petition to blacklist the Muslim Brotherhood group. The opposition Free Constitutional Party (PDL), which...

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