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UN experts urge release of Egyptian rights defenders

GENEVA UN human rights experts on Friday condemned Egypt for the arbitrary arrest and detention of three human rights defenders, apparently after they discussed human rights issues with foreign ambassadors. “It...

Ethiopian rebels fire rockets into Eritrea, again

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia’s Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has once again fired at least four rockets into Eritrea, media reports said on Friday. Rockets fired by TPLF forces landed near...

Over 150 Ghanaians return from Libya: IOM

ANKARA More than 150 Ghanaian migrants have been brought back from Libya through the first charter flight of its kind since COVID-19-related border closures, the International Organization of Migration (IOM))...

Milestone memorandums with Turkey change Libya's fate

ANKARA  As Libya goes through a critical period, two memorandums of understanding signed on Nov. 27, 2019, in the fields of delimitation of maritime jurisdictions and military security cooperation changed...

Ethiopia again rules out dialogue with TPLF leaders

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia's prime minister on Friday reiterated that it would not sit down with Tigrayan rebel leaders in the country's north for talks as fighting continues to rage...

Africa: Virus cases top 2.1M, deaths near 51,000

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa now stands at 2,120,967, according to the Africa CDC’s update on Friday. At least 50,924 people have died of coronavirus-related complications...

Somali presidential candidates demand exit of spy chief

MOGADISHU, Somalia  – As the election atmosphere heats up across Somalia, presidential candidates are demanding the resignation of National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) director Fahad Yasin, accusing him...

Mali: Panic over virus outbreak in presidency

DOUALA, Cameroon Mali’s presidency is on high alert over a potential COVID-19 outbreak among staff members, it said on Thursday. A meeting of the Superior Council of Defense has been canceled...

Ethiopian peacekeepers withdrawn from S.Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan The United Nation mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said that three Ethiopian peacekeepers have been withdrawn and repatriated back to Ethiopia. "UNMISS is aware that three soldiers were...

EU will not interfere in Ethiopia's affairs: report

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A top European official has ruled out the possibility of the EU interfering in Ethiopia’s internal matters, local media reported Wednesday.  According to a report by...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...