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Turkish party backs intended troop deployment in Libya

ANKARA A Turkish nationalist party announced Saturday its support for the possible military deployment in Libya. On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a motion on military support for Libya...

Libya: 'Haftar militias target mosque south of Tripoli'

TRIPOLI Militias affiliated with eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar targeted a mosque in south of Tripoli, the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said Sunday.  The mosque in Ain Zara...

Libya: Haftar militia members surrender at key airbase

TRIPOLI  Six members of a militia loyal to Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar surrendered to the Libyan Army on Friday at Al-Watiya airbase, according to the media center of the...

Libyan Army retakes 2 camps from warlord Haftar

ANKARA The Libyan Army has retaken two military camps from warlord Khalifa Haftar’s forces south of the capital Tripoli, said an army spokesman on Saturday. In a statement, Mohammed Kanunu said...

Ethiopia to unveil ambitious job creation plan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopian government said on Wednesday it plans to create 3 million jobs this budget year which began on July 8. This came at a joint press conference by...

Tornado kills 2 in South Africa, leaves damage

PRETORIA At least two people were killed on Wednesday after a tornado struck New Hanover, a town in eastern coastal province of South Africa, authorities confirmed. Local officials in the coastal...

Kenya waterbus with 20 passengers capsizes

NAIROBI, Kenya (AA) - A water-bus carrying 20 people capsized Saturday in the Usenge region in western Kenya, authorities said Saturday. The boat capsized because of strong winds presumed to...

Ethiopia, Sudan discuss resumption of Nile dam talks

Addis Abeba By Addis Getachew Ethiopia's minister of water, irrigation and energy held a virtual meeting with his Sudanese counterpart over the resumption of the trilateral talks on the Nile dam...

Turkish, French presidents discuss Libya, Syria

ISTANBUL Turkish president on Friday talked with his French counterpart over the phone to discuss the developments in Libya and Syria, according to presidential sources. The phone call between Recep Tayyip...

Russia asked Haftar to declare truce: Saleh

TRIPOLI, Libya  Eastern Libya-based Gen. Khalifa Haftar announced a truce upon the “command of Russia” as he suffered great loses against the UN-recognized Libyan government, according to pro-Haftar parliament speaker.   Discussions...

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Russia confirms another 8,500+ daily COVID-19 cases

MOSCOW  The total number of coronavirus cases in Russia reached 467,673 on Sunday, as 8,984 new cases were registered over the last 24 hours. According to...

OPEC extending oil cuts positive, but risks undersupply

ANKARA OPEC and its allies agreeing to extend oil production cuts by a further one month is positive for the market and prices, but it...

COVID-19: Turkey delivers medical aid to Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Turkey’s state-run aid agency on Sunday delivered medical supplies to Bangladesh in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “TIKA provided one thousand N95...

Brazil, Mexico report more COVID-19 deaths

ANKARA  As the novel coronavirus continues to ravage Latin America, the death toll in Brazil exceeded 36,000 and passed 13,500 in Mexico on Sunday. In Brazil,...

Gantz 'confident' of regaining Israeli troops from Gaza

ANKARA  Israel’s defense minister has said that he is confident that soldiers held in the blockaded Gaza Strip will be released soon. This came in a...

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