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4 family members die in Haftar attack in Libya

ANKARA Four people in the same family lost their lives Saturday when forces loyal to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar struck a house in southern Tripoli. Amin al-Hashemi, a spokesman for the...

Gambia condemns US sanction on Gambian ICC prosecutor

BANJUL, Gambia  The Gambia on Saturday condemned the US sanction on Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who is also a national of the small West...

Tunisia announces new Cabinet lineup

TUNIS Tunisia's prime minister-designate Hichem Mechichi formed a technocratic government early Tuesday with 25 ministers and three state clerks.   Speaking at a press conference, Mechichi presented the list he will submit...

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...

Turkey: Arab League remains silent on Libya crisis

ANKARA The Arab League remains silent, unable to demonstrate determination in support of the legitimate government in Libya, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Turkey has long supported a political settlement...

African Union urges return of UK colony to Mauritius

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The African Union (AU) on Friday demanded that the United Kingdom withdraw unconditionally its colonial administration from the Chagos Archipelago. A statement issued by AU Chairman Moussa Faki...

Turkish, US presidents discuss Libya, economy over phone

ANKARA  The Turkish and US presidents on Tuesday spoke over the phone to discuss developments in war-weary Libya as well as economic relations, Turkey's Communications Directorate said. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Burundi: Int'l rights group warns of pre-poll tension

ANKARA Amnesty International on Friday warned that political campaigning ahead of Burundi's anticipated presidential polls slated for May 20 was taking place in an "extremely tense" political environment. In a press...

‘Libya's Haftar just working as proxy for other actors’

ANKARA Renegade Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar’s move to not sign an agreement on the terms of a cease-fire and leave Moscow early Tuesday was decided by other parties, especially...

Ethiopia arrests officials over ethnic massacres

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  Ethiopian authorities have arrested at least five federal and regional officials in connection with the ongoing killings of civilians by gunmen in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region.   Scores of...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...