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Libya: Haftar attack in Tripoli kills elderly woman

TRIPOLI An elderly woman was killed and two other civilians were injured Tuesday in a rocket attack by warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia in the Libyan capital Tripoli.  Amin al-Hashimi, a spokesperson...

Libya: Killers of Bangladeshis will be caught

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Libya on Monday said it would swiftly bring to justice the killers of 26 Bangladeshi migrants who were gunned down by human traffickers last week in the town...

Ethiopia unveils jobs creation plan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Challenged with a bulging youth population and simmering instability, Ethiopia on Thursday unveiled a Plan of Action for Jobs Creation -- an ambitious project that envisages providing...

Media body decries Egypt’s raid on Anadolu Agency

ISTANBUL An Istanbul-based press association condemned Wednesday a police raid on Anadolu Agency's office in Cairo and the detention of its employees. "We hereby condemn the Egyptian government and demand that...

16 killed, more than 200K affected by rains in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Somalia said Wednesday that at least 16 people have died and more than 200,000 have been affected...

Turkish parliament ratifies motion on Turkey-Libya deal

ANKARA The Turkish parliament on Saturday ratified a motion on the approval of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on security and military cooperation with Libya. On Nov. 27, Ankara and Tripoli...

Libya: Haftar's militias bomb Tripoli's Mitiga Airport

TRIPOLI  Libyan government forces announced on Wednesday that the militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar bombed the Mitiga International Airport in the capital Tripoli, in a new breach of the Jan....

Libyan military strikes vehicles of Haftar militias

TRIPOLI, Libya  The Libyan military targeted two vehicles belonging to militias loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar in an airstrike.   Muhammed Kununu, the military spokesman for the government, said in a...

Libyan army moves to liberate town of al-Asaba

TRIPOLI The Libyan army on Wednesday morning announced its continued progress towards liberating a key town 100 kilometers (62 miles) southwest of the capital Tripoli from warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia. "The...

38 UN, aid workers killed in Nigeria: official

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nearly 40 United Nations staff and aid workers have been killed in the last decade by Boko Haram violence in the volatile Nigeria northeast region, a UN official...

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COVID-19: Turkey delivers medical aid to Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Turkey’s state-run aid agency on Sunday delivered medical supplies to Bangladesh in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “TIKA provided one thousand N95...

Brazil, Mexico report more COVID-19 deaths

ANKARA  As the novel coronavirus continues to ravage Latin America, the death toll in Brazil exceeded 36,000 and passed 13,500 in Mexico on Sunday. In Brazil,...

Gantz 'confident' of regaining Israeli troops from Gaza

ANKARA  Israel’s defense minister has said that he is confident that soldiers held in the blockaded Gaza Strip will be released soon. This came in a...

Bangladesh’s minister tests positive for coronavirus

DHAKA, Bangladesh  A Bangladeshi minister tested positive for the novel coronavirus, an official said on Sunday. Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing, the Chittagong hill tracts affairs minister,...

OPEC, allies agree to extend oil output cuts by 1 month

ANKARA  The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies on Saturday agreed to extend oil production cuts by one month. Saudi Arabia-led OPEC and...

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