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Murzuq military council announces support for Libyan government

TRIPOLI, Libya The military council of Murzuq city announced Saturday its support for the Libyan government. The military council of Murzuq, located 953 kilometers (592 miles) south of the capital Tripoli,...

Libyan army hits Al-Watiya airbase 3 times in 24 hours

TRIPOLI, Libya  Air elements of the Libyan army targeted the key Al-Watiya airbase occupied by forces loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar three times in the past 24 hours.  Muhammed Kununu,...

Libya: Killers of Bangladeshis will be caught

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Libya on Monday said it would swiftly bring to justice the killers of 26 Bangladeshi migrants who were gunned down by human traffickers last week in the town...

Warlord Haftar again violates Libyan cease-fire

TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan army said Sunday that warlord Khalifa Haftar again violated a cease-fire deal and targeted the country’s troops with multiple Grad missiles. Army sources told Anadolu Agency the...

Shell injures 8 children in Libya’s Benghazi

TRIPOLI, Libya Eight children were injured when a shell struck a residential neighborhood in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to local health authorities on Saturday. In a statement, Al-Jalal...

Tunisia dismisses defense, foreign ministers

TUNIS The Tunisian government has sacked Defense Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi and Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui, according to a cabinet statement on Tuesday. The statement said Justice Minister Karim El Jamoussi was...

France, major actor in enslavement of Africans

NIAMEY, Niger More than a century since its abolition, the slave trade is still an issue among both its victims and its perpetrators. Until this practice -- the procuring, transporting, and...

Libya: Haftar forces continue shelling civilians

TRIPOLI, Libya Pro-renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar militias continues to attack civilian settlements in southern Tripoli, the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said Sunday. Four Nigerian workers were injured in...

Mauritius records 2 virus cases in nearly 1 month

ANKARA  Mauritius has recorded two new coronavirus cases, the first in nearly one month, according to a health official. Dr. Zouberr Joomaye, a member of the country's COVID-19 committee, said late...

ANALYSIS – The Levant and North Africa: on the verge of economic malaise?

ISTANBUL The spread of COVID-19 undoubtedly has had a catastrophic impact on the most vulnerable communities of the world. According to a recent World Bank report, the Middle East and...

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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...