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US' Pompeo, UAE FM discuss Russian presence in Libya

WASHINGTON  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Friday with Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to discuss Russian military presence in Libya. "Secretary...

Ethiopia to unveil ambitious job creation plan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopian government said on Wednesday it plans to create 3 million jobs this budget year which began on July 8. This came at a joint press conference by...

Libya needs air defense support, expertise: Envoy

ANKARA Libya needs air defense, special training and expertise to help its soldiers on the ground, Libya’s ambassador to Turkey said Thursday on the possible Turkish military support. “Even if there...

Turkey offers condolences to Somalia after flood damage

ANKARA  Turkey on Tuesday offered condolences to Somalia after heavy flood capsized a boat in Shabelle River city of Beledweyne, killing 15 people on Monday. “We are deeply saddened by the...

Hundreds march against sanctions in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe Hundreds of Zimbabweans from the country’s 10 provinces participated on Friday in an anti-sanctions march, a day the government declared a national holiday. While the government claimed the event...

Anadolu Agency documents Sudanese mercenaries in Libya

WASHINGTON Using painstaking analysis of video footage and other sources, Anadolu Agency has documented that warlord Khalifa Haftar is using Sudanese mercenaries in the fight against Libya's government. Many foreign fighters...

Libyan state council slams Haftar's power claim

TRIPOLI Libya's High Council of State early Tuesday decried warlord Khalifa Haftar's move of unilaterally declaring himself the ruler of the country. "What the war criminal Haftar said was a coup...

Rebels kill at least 16 civilians in DR Congo

ANKARA  At least 16 people, including women and children, were killed by militiamen late Wednesday in an attack in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to local media.   The raid by...

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...

Algeria extends lockdown in 44 provinces amid pandemic

ALGIERS  Algeria decided Thursday to extend a lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus for another 15 days.  The partial lockdown in 44 provinces will be extended until...

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Russia confirms another 8,500+ daily COVID-19 cases

MOSCOW  The total number of coronavirus cases in Russia reached 467,673 on Sunday, as 8,984 new cases were registered over the last 24 hours. According to...

OPEC extending oil cuts positive, but risks undersupply

ANKARA OPEC and its allies agreeing to extend oil production cuts by a further one month is positive for the market and prices, but it...

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...

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