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Libya's neighbors seek solutions at Algeria peace meet

ALGIERS Foreign ministers from North Africa on Thursday met to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Libya without any participation from the Libyan side. Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, Chad, Mali and Sudan...

Libya accuses Arab League of double standards

TRIPOLI, Libya The envoy of Libya's UN-recognized government to the Arab League on Tuesday accused the bloc of "double standards" on the conflict in Libya. Saleh Shammakhi, who represents the Tripoli-based...

Turkish-made robot used to destroy explosives in Libya

ANKARA A Turkish-made robot was used to safely detonate improvised explosive devices (IED) and destroy ammunition in Libya. Bomb squad teams effectively used the TMR 2 (Kutlu) for safe disposal of...

US warns Haftar over Wagner group, oil supply in Libya

ANKARA The US has warned the Libyan National Army (LNA) that its affiliation with a Russian paramilitary force and perpetuation of the oil shutdown contradict the interests of Washington and...

Libyan army hits Haftar’s militias air defense system

TRIPOLI, Libya A Libyan military airstrike Saturday destroyed the air defense system of warlord Khalifa Haftar on the Al-Watiya airbase southwest of the capital. The strike destroyed the Russian-made Pantsir type...

Libyan, Italian premiers meet in Rome

ROME  Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Italian premier Giuseppe Conte met Saturday in Rome to discuss the situation in the northern African nation. A statement by the Italian Prime Ministry...

Libya's Haftar calls for support amid military losses

ANKARA East Libya-based renegade commander Khalifa Haftar on Saturday asked his supporters to stay united after suffering many military defeats in the western parts of the country. Following his call, pro-Haftar...

UN condemns Haftar airstrikes on civilians in Libya

TRIPOLI The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday condemned airstrikes carried out by East Libya-based forces in the past few days that claimed over a...

Libya: Haftar militia members surrender at key airbase

TRIPOLI  Six members of a militia loyal to Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar surrendered to the Libyan Army on Friday at Al-Watiya airbase, according to the media center of the...

Libyan army neutralizes 10 Haftar militants in Sirte

TRIPOLI  At least 10 members of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia were neutralized Sunday in airstrikes by the Libyan army, according to an official. Military spokesman Muhammed Kununu said government forces destroyed...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

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

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

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

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...