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Libyan, Italian premiers meet in Rome

ROME  Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Italian premier Giuseppe Conte met Saturday in Rome to discuss the situation in the northern African nation. A statement by the Italian Prime Ministry...

Libya says mercenaries threaten national security

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said Saturday the occupation of foreign mercenaries of the country's oilfields was a threat to Libya's national security. On Friday, mercenaries from the Russian...

Libya calls for sanctions on foreign mercenaries

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya's permanent representative to the UN, Taher el-Sonni, on Saturday called for imposing sanctions on Russian and Sudanese mercenaries in the country. On Friday, mercenaries from Wagner Group and...

US, Libyan government discuss disbanding militias

WASHINGTON The US said Friday it has held discussions with the UN-recognized government in Libya regarding the demobilization of its militias. The discussions were held with representatives from the the Government...

Libya says Russian jets transported Syrian mercenaries

TRIPOLI The Libyan army on Friday said Russian planes, carrying Syrian mercenaries and weapons, made at least 11 landings at the al-Ghardabiya Airbase in the city of Sirte, local media...

Armed attackers kill at least 14 in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria At least 14 people were killed when armed bandits raided villages in Nigeria, security sources said Thursday.  In the first incident, attackers raided a village in the Danmusa Local...

COVID-19 cases, fatalities continue to spread in Africa

ANKARA Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise Thursday on the African continent. Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo said the number of cases reached 6,411 there with 198...

Libyan premier Sarraj meets Italian foreign minister

TRIPOLI  Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Wednesday met with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio in the capital Tripoli. During the meeting, officials discussed recent developments in Libya and relations...

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...

NATO shows signs of change in its Libya policy

BRUSSELS NATO has started to break its silence on Libya after Turkey’s deal with Libya’s UN recognized legitimate government changed the situation on the ground.  NATO, following a passive stance after...

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Turkish security forces seized more than 9 million cannabis roots in an operation in the southeastern Diyarbakir province, local authorities said on Friday. The...

Turkish forces arrest 6 YPG/PKK terrorists in N.Syria

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ANKARA Australia on Friday announced it would suspend half of all inbound flights, according to local media reports. The Australian government said those entering the country...

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