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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...

Libya: Demonstrators protest worsening in Benghazi

TRIPOLI Libyans continued to protest worsening living conditions Friday in Benghazi, the base of warlord Khalifa Haftar.  Demonstrators took the streets for a second day once again to protest power cuts,...

Russia: Leader, security council discuss Libya, Syria

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin convened a working meeting with the country's Security Council Friday to discuss the situation in Libya and Syria. "The situation in Libya was discussed, and participants...

Libya's Sarraj rejects EU's Operation IRINI

TRIPOLI  The head of Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) has rejected a new EU military operation in the Mediterranean, Al Ahrar TV reported early Friday. Fayez al-Sarraj sent a...

Libya calls for probe of Operation IRINI

TRIPOLI Libya’s prime minister called for a comprehensive investigation Wednesday into the European Union’s military initiative to monitor a UN arms embargo on the country.  Fayez al-Sarraj reiterated that his country...

Libyan army continues advance against Haftar militia

ANKARA Having liberated three towns over the past 72 hours, the Libyan army Thursday announced its next move would be towards Mizdah city, which is of critical importance as it...

ICC has 'credible information' on Libya mass graves

ANKARA The International Criminal Court (ICC) has received "credible information" regarding 11 "alleged" mass graves in Libya containing men, women and children, the court’s chief prosecutor said Monday. "These findings may...

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...

Turkey: Motion on troops in Libya headed to parliament

A motion authorizing the deployment of Turkish troops to Libya will be submitted to parliament on Monday, according to Turkey’s foreign minister. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the statement after meeting opposition...

Libyan government airstrike hits Haftar militias

TRIPOLI, Libya Libya's UN-recognized government on Friday targeted a bus carrying militias loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar in an airstrike. Muhammed Kununu, the military spokesman for the Government of National...

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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

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Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

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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

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