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Turkey, Libya sign 2 memoranda of understanding

ISTANBUL Turkey and Libya have signed two memoranda of understandings, the Turkish Presidential Communications Directorate announced Wednesday. "The Security and Military Cooperation" and "Restriction of Marine Jurisdictions" agreements were signed when...

US' Pompeo, UAE FM discuss Russian presence in Libya

WASHINGTON  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Friday with Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to discuss Russian military presence in Libya. "Secretary...

Egypt: Libyan defendant gets death for 2017 attack

CAIRO  The Egyptian military court sentenced a Libyan defendant to death in a case over a deadly terrorist attack at the Al-Wahat highway in 2017, an army spokesman said on...

US urges Haftar-led forces to end offensive in Libya

ANKARA The U.S. on Friday called on Libyan National Army forces led by military commander Khalifa Haftar to halt their offensive in the war-torn North African nation. "Today, the U.S-#Libya Security...

Haftar forces kill child in Libya: UN-recognized gov’t

By Safiye Karabacak TRIPOLI The UN-recognized government in Libya on Monday accused forces loyal to east Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar of killing a child and injuring an adult in a rocket...

Libya: Haftar forces attack airport in Tripoli

TRIPOLI  Libya’s Mitiga international airport in Tripoli was hit by an airstrike Sunday. Mustafa el-Mecei, the spokesman for the Government of National Accord (GNA) Burkan al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) military operation,...

200 irregular migrants rescued off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI Some 200 migrants have been rescued off Libya’s coast in operations conducted by the navy of the country’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), according to a statement on...

Libya: Haftar forces attack Misrata Air College

TRIPOLI  Forces loyal to east Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar attacked Misrata Air College on Wednesday with unmanned aerial vehicles. A source from forces of Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA)...

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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,...