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Libyan Army: Haftar's militia violates ceasefire

TRIPOLI The Libyan army on Wednesday accused the militia of warlord Khalifa Haftar of violating Libya’s ceasefire for the second time in three days. "Our forces detected a breach of the...

Al-Mishri, top Italian diplomat talk Libya cease-fire

TRIPOLI, Libya The head of Libya's High State Council on Monday discussed cease-fire initiatives in Libya with Italy’s foreign minister. A council statement said that during a meeting in Tripoli, Khalid...

Top EU diplomat meets with Libyan premier

BRUSSELS EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met on Tuesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his government in the capital Tripoli. The leaders discussed how to advance with the...
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US hails close partnership with Libyan prime minister

ANKARA The United States on Saturday expressed appreciation to its close partnership with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha. In a tweet, the US Embassy called...

UN calls for inclusive political process in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday called for a full and inclusive political process that will meet the aspirations of the Libyan people for...

Libya: Interior minister dismissed amid decisions

TRIPOLI Libyan premier Fayez al-Sarraj discharged Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha because of decisions and statements made by the official, the government's press office announced late Friday. An administrative investigation will be...

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...

Arab Maghreb Union hails cease-fire deal in Libya

RABAT, Morocco A five-nation Northwest African trade bloc on Monday hailed a cease-fire deal for Libya which has been rejected by the militia of warlord Khalifa Hafta. The Arab Maghreb Union...

Libyan body lauds Turkey, Qatar's role against Haftar

ISTANBUL  Libya’s High Council of State on Saturday lauded Turkey and Qatar’s role in ending warlord Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli and in western parts of the country. In a statement...

Libyan official agrees to meet pro-Haftar leader in Morocco

TRIPOLI Khalid al-Mishri, head of Libya’s High State Council, has agreed to meet Aguila Saleh, speaker of the pro-Haftar Libyan parliament, in Morocco. The meeting is part of Rabat’s efforts to...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...