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Libya's neighbors seek solutions at Algeria peace meet

ALGIERS Foreign ministers from North Africa on Thursday met to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Libya without any participation from the Libyan side. Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, Chad, Mali and Sudan...

Ethiopia: Up to 80 killed in recent violence in Oromia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  Up to 80 people have been killed in recent violence in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, said the country’s human rights commissioner on Wednesday. Daniel Bekele’s remarks came in an...

7 pygmies, 8 others killed by rebels in DR Congo

KAMPALA, Uganda  At least 15 civilians were killed in an attack by Ugandan ADF rebels Saturday, UN radio and a security officer in North Kivu reported. The attack took place in...

Libyan army carries out ops against Haftar in Tarhuna

TRIPOLI   The Libyan Army carried out five air operations against militias loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar in the past 24 hours, military sources said early Thursday. Libyan military spokesman Col....

Russia concerned over Turkey’s Libya motion

MOSCOW Russia is concerned over a motion passed by Turkey’s parliament authorizing the government to send troops to Libya, a Russian lawmaker said Thursday. Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the State Duma...

Merkel calls for cease-fire in Libya

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday renewed her call for a cease-fire in Libya to resume political talks for a settlement in the war-torn country. Delivering a speech on foreign...

Turkey's Cavusoglu warns of Syria-like crisis in Libya

ANTALYA, Turkey Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned Saturday against attempts to create a situation in Libya similar to that in civil war-torn Syria. “They want to turn Libya to...

Libyan, Tunisian leaders hold phone talks

TUNIS  Tunisia’s leader discussed the latest developments in Libya by phone with his Libyan counterpart Tuesday, the Tunisian Presidency said in a statement.  Speaking with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, President...

Renewed exodus of Zimbabweans amid economic woes

HARARE, Zimbabwe Hunched on seats at Rode Port cross border bus terminal in the Zimbabwean capital, 45-year-old Timothy Mundonda chats in excitement with his wife and three teen children as...

UAE calls for ceasefire in Libya

ANKARA The United Arab Emirates’ position on the Libyan crisis “has been firm and clear and shared by the majority of the international community," its minister of state for foreign...

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Coronavirus cases surge in four Arab states

ANKARA Health authorities in four Arab countries confirmed more deaths and infections from the novel coronavirus on Monday, as the Middle East struggles to stem...

Daniel Pearl case: Pakistan top court backs acquittals

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday refused to suspend the acquittal of four men in the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. A...

Normalization in Turkey starts after virus restrictions

ANKARA Turkey's normalization process has started Monday as the government decided to ease restrictions related to the novel coronavirus, considering the country’s advances in fighting...

Turkish state banks aim to revitalize economy

ANKARA Turkey's three largest state-owned banks on Monday announced they will start providing mortgages, lending for used cars, credit for home appliances and holiday packages...

US ‘interference’ in Hong Kong bound to fail: China

ANKARA China on Monday termed US’ move to end some trading privileges for Hong Kong “a violation of international law,” saying such attempts will fail. At...

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