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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...

Expert: France supporting Haftar in Libya is 'mistake'

PARIS A Paris-based geopolitics expert and writer said in an exclusive interview Tuesday that France's support for Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar was "a mistake" and isolated the European country. Speaking to...

ANALYSIS – France’s hypocritical, ill-conceived strategy jeopardizing Libya’s political stability

By Ferhat Polat The writer is a Deputy Researcher at the TRT World Research Centre. He is a PhD researcher in North African Studies at the Institute of Arab and...

Somalia: Suicide bombing kills two civilians outside Turkish base

MOGADISHU, Somalia  Three people, including a suicide bomber were killed Tuesday morning after an attack outside Turkey's largest overseas military base in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Somali government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar...

ICC has 'credible information' on Libya mass graves

ANKARA The International Criminal Court (ICC) has received "credible information" regarding 11 "alleged" mass graves in Libya containing men, women and children, the court’s chief prosecutor said Monday. "These findings may...

Libya warns Egyptian army against military intervention

TRIPOLI Libya's High Council of State on Monday warned the Egyptian army against a high-stakes military gamble in the conflict-ridden country. The warning came two days after Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi...

Libya defends efforts to take Sirte, Jufra from Haftar

TRIPOLI The Libyan Defense Ministry said Monday the return of the central city of Sirte and al-Jufra base to the government's control would serve the best interests of all brotherly...

Morocco donates COVID-19 supplies to AU Commission

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  Morocco on Monday donated medical supplies to the African Union (AU) Commission in a bid to boost the capacity of Africa to enhance its response to the...

Ghana 'regrets' attack on Nigerian diplomatic premises

ANKARA  Ghana has "regretted" a recent attack on a residential building belonging to Nigeria's diplomatic mission in Accra. Armed men raided the building in the Ghanaian capital Friday night, demolishing some...

Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 306,000

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Africa's COVID-19 cases reached 306,567 on Monday, says the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The death toll in the continent, according to the latest figures, has...

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Modi visits border after violent face-off with China

NEW DELHI, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Leh in the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh, in an unannounced visit Friday.  Addressing the armed forces...

S. Africa to probe COVID-19 unemployment funds fraud

By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s will begin an investigation into claims that employers have been claiming funds from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and not...

Russia to reopen embassy in Libya

By Elena Teslova MOSCOW Russia will reopen its embassy in Libya although it will be temporarily based in Tunisia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday. "I...

Turkey decries Egypt’s condemnation of anti-terror ops

‘Such irresponsible statements are attempts to serve agenda of bloody PKK terror group,’ says Turkish FM spokesman

Senegal bans EU nationals after being blacklisted

Action comes after Dakar not included on EU’s list of states deemed ‘safe’ for coronavirus

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