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Al-Mishri, top Italian diplomat talk Libya cease-fire

TRIPOLI, Libya The head of Libya's High State Council on Monday discussed cease-fire initiatives in Libya with Italy’s foreign minister. A council statement said that during a meeting in Tripoli, Khalid...

Top EU diplomat meets with Libyan premier

BRUSSELS EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met on Tuesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his government in the capital Tripoli. The leaders discussed how to advance with the...
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US hails close partnership with Libyan prime minister

ANKARA The United States on Saturday expressed appreciation to its close partnership with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha. In a tweet, the US Embassy called...

UN calls for inclusive political process in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday called for a full and inclusive political process that will meet the aspirations of the Libyan people for...

Libya: Interior minister dismissed amid decisions

TRIPOLI Libyan premier Fayez al-Sarraj discharged Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha because of decisions and statements made by the official, the government's press office announced late Friday. An administrative investigation will be...

Libyan PM begins urgent Cabinet reshuffle amid protests

TRIPOLI  Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced late Monday the beginning of a Cabinet reshuffle amid protests in the capital.  Al-Sarraj made the televised statement in conjunction with the outbreak of...

Arab Maghreb Union hails cease-fire deal in Libya

RABAT, Morocco A five-nation Northwest African trade bloc on Monday hailed a cease-fire deal for Libya which has been rejected by the militia of warlord Khalifa Hafta. The Arab Maghreb Union...

Libyan body lauds Turkey, Qatar's role against Haftar

ISTANBUL  Libya’s High Council of State on Saturday lauded Turkey and Qatar’s role in ending warlord Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli and in western parts of the country. In a statement...

Libyan official agrees to meet pro-Haftar leader in Morocco

TRIPOLI Khalid al-Mishri, head of Libya’s High State Council, has agreed to meet Aguila Saleh, speaker of the pro-Haftar Libyan parliament, in Morocco. The meeting is part of Rabat’s efforts to...

‘Libya at risk of more disastrous blast than one in Beirut’

ISTANBUL The chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOC) has warned in a video that a disastrous explosion worse than the one in Beirut earlier this month is looming at Libya’s...

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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...