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Turkey's deployment in Libya 'message' to region: expert

ANKARA Turkey’s military deployment in Libya sends a message that it will protect its interests and Libya’s amid efforts to exclude Ankara from developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and North...

Airstrikes hit Haftar militias in Sirte: Libyan army

ANKARA The Libyan army announced Saturday it launched five airstrikes on Sirte, soon after it indicated the liberation of the city is its new goal after Tarhuna.  The government's Burkan Al-Ghadab...

Libya: 15 migrants die when boat sinks off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI At least 15 people died when rubber boats carrying irregular migrants sank Saturday in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Libyan Coast Guard...

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...

UN chief calls for ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Libya

ANKARA The head of the UN urged Saturday an "immediate ceasefire" in war-weary Libya where the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) fights forces affiliated with Gen. Khalifa Haftar. Secretary-General...

US: Russia working to put Syrian militia in Libya

WASHINGTON Russia is working with Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime to transfer mercenaries to Libya to fight alongside renegade commander Khalifa Haftar's forces, said US envoy for Syria James Jeffrey, according...

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,...

Russian mercenaries set booby-traps in Sirte, Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya Russian mercenaries fighting for warlord Khalifa Haftar have set booby-traps to prevent the Libyan Army from advancing into the central city of Sirte, a military spokesman said Sunday. "Our...

Libyan army launches operation to retake Sirte, Jufra

TRIPOLI  The Libyan army launched a military operation on Saturday to liberate cities in eastern and central Libya from militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar. In a statement, military spokesman Abdel-Hadi Dara...

Libya: Killers of Bangladeshis will be caught

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Libya on Monday said it would swiftly bring to justice the killers of 26 Bangladeshi migrants who were gunned down by human traffickers last week in the town...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug 3, 2021

ANKARA  Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic. - Developments in Turkey, coronavirus...

Lebanese authorities 'obstructing justice' in Beirut port probes: Amnesty

BEIRUT Rights watchdog Amnesty International said Monday that Lebanese authorities are "obstructing" justice in the investigations into the massive explosion in the port of Beirut...

White House pleads with states to prevent evictions

CHICAGO, US The White House implored state and local governments Monday to use their financial and legal authority to prevent renters from being evicted now...

Turkish president praises his Croatian counterpart for solidarity amid wildfires

By Zafer Fatih Beyaz ANKARA (AA) – In a phone call Monday, the Turkish and Croatian presidents discussed the challenges of wildfires in addition to...

Tunisian president sacks 2 more ministers

TUNIS, Tunisia A week after dismissing the government, Tunisia’s President  Kais Saied on Monday issued presidential orders to sack and replace two more ministers. According to...