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Turkey accuses France of committing crimes in Libya

ANKARA  Turkey's ruling party spokesman on Friday accused France of committing crimes in civil war-torn Libya. “France has committed crimes in Libya,” said Omer Celik, spokesman for the Justice and Development...

Thousands pay respects to slain Ethiopian activist

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Thousands of people gathered to pay their respects at the funeral of slain Ethiopian activist and artist Hachalu Hundessa on Thursday. The Oromo-language singer and songwriter was laid...

UN chief, Libyan PM discuss situation in African nation

WASHINGTON UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the situation in Libya via telephone Wednesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. "The Prime Minister indicated his commitment to a dialogue within the 5+5...

NATO concerned by growing Russian presence in Libya

ANKARA All NATO allies are concerned about the increased Russian presence in Libya, the head of NATO told a forum on Tuesday. Speaking at the Brussels Forum organized by the German...

Expert: France supporting Haftar in Libya is 'mistake'

PARIS A Paris-based geopolitics expert and writer said in an exclusive interview Tuesday that France's support for Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar was "a mistake" and isolated the European country. Speaking to...

ANALYSIS – France’s hypocritical, ill-conceived strategy jeopardizing Libya’s political stability

By Ferhat Polat The writer is a Deputy Researcher at the TRT World Research Centre. He is a PhD researcher in North African Studies at the Institute of Arab and...

Somalia: Suicide bombing kills two civilians outside Turkish base

MOGADISHU, Somalia  Three people, including a suicide bomber were killed Tuesday morning after an attack outside Turkey's largest overseas military base in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Somali government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar...

Libya warns Egyptian army against military intervention

TRIPOLI Libya's High Council of State on Monday warned the Egyptian army against a high-stakes military gamble in the conflict-ridden country. The warning came two days after Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi...

Libya defends efforts to take Sirte, Jufra from Haftar

TRIPOLI The Libyan Defense Ministry said Monday the return of the central city of Sirte and al-Jufra base to the government's control would serve the best interests of all brotherly...

Libya to shun Arab League emergency meeting

TRIPOLI Representatives of the Libyan government will not attend a meeting on Libya organized by the Arab League as it violates the organization's bylaws, the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson said Monday. Mohammed...

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Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

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Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

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Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

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UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

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