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Tunisia: Government wins confidence vote

By Adel Bin Ibrahim Bin Elha Elthabti and Gulsen Topcu TUNIS The cabinet of Tunisia’s Prime Minister-designate Hichem Mechichi won a confidence vote early Wednesday. A total of 134 deputies voted in...

Al-Mishri, top Italian diplomat talk Libya cease-fire

TRIPOLI, Libya The head of Libya's High State Council on Monday discussed cease-fire initiatives in Libya with Italy’s foreign minister. A council statement said that during a meeting in Tripoli, Khalid...

IOM helps migrants return home from Algeria amid virus

ANKARA The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday that it organized a voluntary return flight this week for 114 migrants hailing from Ivory Coast, Guinea and Liberia who had...

UN rights chief hails Sudan peace deal, urges justice

GENEVA  The UN human rights chief Tuesday welcomed the signing of a peace deal between the Transitional Government of Sudan and majority of the country’s armed groups as a major...

Nigeria doctors on strike over coronavirus allowance

ANKARA  Doctors in Nigeria's capital Abuja have started an "indefinite strike" due to non-payment of a special coronavirus allowance, local media reported on Tuesday.

Sudan deal to solve deep-seated conflicts: Analysts

KHARTOUM Sudan’s transitional government and rebel groups have signed a landmark peace deal, in a step that helps resolve the deep-seated conflicts in the country. The deal was initialed on Monday...

Top EU diplomat meets with Libyan premier

BRUSSELS EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell met on Tuesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and his government in the capital Tripoli. The leaders discussed how to advance with the...

COVID-19 deaths in Africa near 30k

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus in Africa reached 29,833 on Tuesday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said. At least 1.25 million people...

WHO to vaccinate 400,000 children in Somalia

ANKARA The World Health Organization (WHO) has started a vaccination campaign in southeastern Somalia’s Banadir administrative region to vaccinate some 400,000 children against polio and measles.  “Vaccines help save lives! As...

Ethiopian Prime Minister calls for unity amid crises

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday urged his countrymen to remain united in the wake of various crises, ranging from the armed insurgency in Western Oromia,...

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Turkish president, Italian premier speak over phone

ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over the phone, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate on Tuesday.  During the phone...

Turkish, Greek military delegations begin NATO talks

ANKARA A NATO technical meeting between Turkish and Greek military delegations began Tuesday at the alliance headquarters to discuss methods for reducing risks of incidents...

Top Turkish diplomat meets with Libyan vice premier

ANKARA  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday met with Libya’s deputy prime minister. Cavusoglu said on Twitter that he had a "productive meeting" with Ahmed...

Controversial law-breaking UK bill passes 1st hurdle

LONDON A controversial British bill passed its first legislative hurdle on Monday with a vote of 340-263, a margin of victory of 77.Thirty MPs from...

Libya: 24 migrants die as boat sinks off Libyan coast

GENEVA At least 24 people died when a rubber boat carrying irregular migrants sank Tuesday on the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, according to the International...