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Niger: 20 civilians killed in attacks near Mali border

ANKARA At least 20 civilians in the West African nation of Niger were killed in weekend attacks on villages near the border with Mali, local media reported late Sunday. Urgence Tillabery,...

Libyan army neutralizes 10 members of Haftar militia

TRIPOLI At least 10 members of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia were neutralized Sunday in shelling by the Libyan army. The army destroyed four observation posts on the Mashru front in southern...

Libya’s Presidential Council mourns intelligence chief

TRIPOLI Libya's Presidential Council has mourned intelligence chief Abdul Qader al-Tuhami, who died in the capital Tripoli earlier Sunday. "Our country has lost one of its loyal sons, who maintained honesty...

4 family members die in Haftar attack in Libya

ANKARA Four people in the same family lost their lives Saturday when forces loyal to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar struck a house in southern Tripoli. Amin al-Hashemi, a spokesman for the...

EU mission favors warlord Haftar: Libyan premier

ROME  The head of Libya’s government said he believes that the European Union’s new military mission in the Mediterranean favors the rebel forces headed by warlord Khalifa Haftar. In an interview...

Libyan army steers clear of civilian targets

ANKARA  The Libyan Army does not target cities and civilians in its operations against militias loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar, Libya's government said Friday. The government’s aim with the operations...

EU condemns warlord Haftar shelling of Libyan civilians

BRUSSELS The EU on Friday condemned the latest attacks on Libyan civilians by the forces of warlord Khalifa Haftar. “Any kind of indiscriminate strikes targeted at heavily populated areas are unacceptable...

Malta vetoes spending for EU’s Libya mission

ANKARA Malta has formally given notice to the EU that it will no longer commit any military assets to Operation Irini, a naval mission launched by the EU to enforce...

COVID-19: South Africa grants parole to 19,000 inmates

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday authorized the placement on parole of selected categories of offenders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in correctional facilities. “The decision...

Libyan gov’t airstrikes neutralize 15 of Haftar militia

ANKARA  The Libyan government's airstrikes on Friday neutralized 15 members of warlord Khalifa Haftar militias in the vicinity of al-Watiya airbase. "The air force carried out airstrikes this morning in the...

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Taiwan: Presidential election loser voted out as mayor

ANKARA  Taiwan’s opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party suffered a significant blow on Saturday, as one of its top members was removed as the mayor of a...

NBA superstar Durant opts out of this season

ANKARA NBA franchise Brooklyn Nets will be without their US superstar, Kevin Durant this season in Florida as the player ruled himself out. "My season is...

Daily COVID-19 cases double in US

ANKARA  The U.S. reported 41,927 coronavirus cases on Saturday as the daily case-count doubled over the past day. The country's tally of cases neared 1.96 million,...

International Al-Quds e-campaign launched online

ANKARA Vows of solidarity and support for Palestinians fighting Israeli occupation were reiterated in an online conference held on Friday to launch the international Al-Quds...

India, China hold talks to defuse border tensions

NEW DELHI Top Chinese and Indian military officials held high-level talks on Saturday to resolve the latest border standoff between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. The talks...

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