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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,...

Milestone memorandums with Turkey change Libya's fate

ANKARA  As Libya goes through a critical period, two memorandums of understanding signed on Nov. 27, 2019, in the fields of delimitation of maritime jurisdictions and military security cooperation changed...

US lists group, leader involved in Libya's mass graves

WASHINGTON The US sanctioned Mohamed al-Kani and the Kaniyat militia in Libya on Wednesday, accused of killing civilians discovered in mass graves in Tarhuna.  The Treasury Department blamed the pro-Khalifa Haftar...

2nd round of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum begins

TRIPOLI A second round of the UN-brokered Libyan Political Dialogue Forum kicked off Monday in Libya between representatives of the internationally-recognized government and warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to the UN...

France, Germany, Italy, UK welcome Libyan agreement

ANKARA France, Germany, Italy and the UK on Monday welcomed the outcomes of the recent UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF). In the talks held between Nov. 7-15, Libya's warring sides...

Libyan premier takes back decision to resign

TRIPOLI Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Friday he took back his decision to resign at the end of October. Sarraj will remain in office until the ongoing intra-Libyan political...

Libya: Flights between Tripoli, Benghazi to begin

TRIPOLI, Libya Commercial flights between Tripoli and Benghazi will resume later this month after they were suspended for more than a year, a Libyan official said Friday.  Flights between Benina International...

Libyan delegations meet in Malta for peace talks

ANKARA Delegations from the Libyan Supreme Council of State and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives met Friday in Malta as part of ongoing Libyan talks, according to Maltese media.  Libyan politicians...

Libya: Russian plane brings Syrian fighters to Sirte

TRIPOLI, Libya A Russian cargo plane carrying Syrian fighters landed in Libya's Sirte province, controlled by warlord Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan army said on Saturday. The aircraft arrived at 11.00 a.m....

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...