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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...

Libyans celebrate liberation of Tripoli from Haftar

TRIPOLI, Libya Hundreds of people in Libya's capital Tripoli celebrated its complete liberation from militia of warlord Khalifa Haftar. The residents gathered late Thursday in the city's Martyrs Square, holding the...

Turkey will not allow uncertainty in Libya: Turkish VP

ANKARA Turkey will not allow any uncertainty in Libya, said Vice President Fuat Oktay on Friday, and voiced full support for Libya's legitimate government. Speaking at a virtual meeting of Atlantic...

Russia delivers fighter jets to Libya over Syria: US

ANKARA The US on Wednesday said more than a dozen newly unmarked Russian aircraft were delivered to an airbase in Libya to support warlord Khalifa Haftar.  "Over multiple days in May,...

Military planes fly Wagner mercenaries out of Libya

ANKARA  At least eight military transport planes arrived in East Libya to airlift mercenaries of the Russian Wagner Group out of the country. The government-led Burkan Al-Ghadab, or Volcano of Rage,...

Haftar losing ground despite UAE spending fortune

ANKARA  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has spent a fortune supporting Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar -- despite his failures -- against his country's UN-recognized government.  Despite the international arms embargo on...

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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...