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Libya slams Greece, Egypt 'so-called' maritime deal

TRIPOLI  Libya late Thursday condemned a maritime demarcation deal between Greece and Egypt in the Eastern Mediterranean. “Libya will not allow violations of its maritime rights,” foreign ministry spokesman Mohammed Al-Qablawi...

Libyan tribes sue Haftar at ICC over civilian massacre

TRIPOLI  Libya’s Toubou tribes on Tuesday filed a lawsuit at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against warlord Khalifa Haftar over last year’s massacre in the city of Murzuq. In a statement,...

Russian, Turkish diplomats to discuss Libya in Moscow

MOSCOW  Russian and Turkish diplomats will hold the third round of consultations on Libya in Moscow in the near future, a Russian official said on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference...

Haftar and Israel: From animosity to alliance

ISTANBUL  Israel’s presence in Libya has escaped most publicitiy, but numerous media reports revealed that Tel Aviv secretly supports eastern Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar against the UN-recognized Government of National...

'Libya, Turkey made clear deal to repel Haftar attacks'

RABAT  Libya and Turkey last fall forged a clear agreement to repel the attacks of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militias, a top Libyan official said on Tuesday. Last November’s Turkish-Libyan security cooperation...

Libya says Bernard-Henry Levy was ‘uninvited’

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has denied reports about inviting controversial French Jewish intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy to visit Libya.  “The government has not officially invited any journalist to visit...

Libyans to sue backers of Egypt military intervention

TRIPOLI Libyan tribal chieftains said Saturday they will file a lawsuit against tribesmen who called for an Egyptian military intervention in Libya. "We announce the launch of lawsuits against citizens...

Libya, Qatar agree to enhance cooperation

ISTANBUL Libya and Qatar agreed Thursday to boost bilateral cooperation, according to the communications office of Libyan prime ministry.  Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Qatari Foreign Minister Muhammad bin Abdurrahman...

Libyan, Turkish squads clearing Tripoli of mines, IEDs

TRIPOLI  The Turkish Armed Forces’ bomb squads deployed in response to the request of the Libyan government continue to clear southern Tripoli of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines left...

Trump, Egyptian president discuss Libya over phone

CAIRO US President Donald Trump and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday discussed developments in war-weary Libya, according to Cairo. In a phone call, the two leaders discussed issues...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...