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Sudan hosts forum to support normalization with Israel

KHARTOUM A forum was held in Khartoum on Saturday to support the normalization of relations between Sudan and Israel, in the first such move in the country. In a statement, the...

Libya rejects Arab League statement

TRIPOLI  Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) criticized the Arab League on Thursday over its statement referring to "foreign interference" in the country. The statement by the league’s General Secretariat...

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...

Libyan Army hits oil tanker of warlord Haftar

ANKARA The Libyan Army on Saturday hit an oil tanker belonging to militias of warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to the country’s military. Col. Muhammad Kununu, a spokesman for the government’s armed...

Libya slams Greece, Egypt 'so-called' maritime deal

TRIPOLI  Libya late Thursday condemned a maritime demarcation deal between Greece and Egypt in the Eastern Mediterranean. “Libya will not allow violations of its maritime rights,” foreign ministry spokesman Mohammed Al-Qablawi...

Algeria president holds meeting with military officials

ALGIERS, Algeria Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune held a meeting with the country’s military leadership, the presidency said in a statement on Tuesday. "The President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune in his...

Egypt: Parliament authorizes army to intervene in Libya

CAIRO  In a move likely to worsen tensions in North Africa, Egypt’s parliament on Monday approved a proposal authorizing military intervention in neighboring Libya, according to state media. In a secret...

Libya denounces Egyptian president's threats

ISTANBUL Libya on Thursday condemned the president of Egypt for recent comments suggesting Cairo could arm Libyan tribes against the internationally recognized government. Speaking to Al Jazeera TV, Libyan Foreign Ministry...

Africa: Virus cases pass 286,000, deaths near 7,700

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Coronavirus cases in Africa have reached 286,141, the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday. According to the latest update, the death toll on the...

Libya expects clear stance from EU on civilian deaths

TRIPOLI Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj expressed his dissatisfaction Monday over the European Union's policy towards crimes against civilians in his country.    Al-Sarraj spoke with EU foreign policy chief Josep...

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Italian island of Sicily battling forest fires

ROME The southern regions of Italy, especially on the island of Sicily, were struggling with fires in forests and rural areas on Saturday. Fire officials said...

Fire burning forest in Greece’s Achaia region

ATHENS A wildfire erupted Saturday in the northwestern Peloponnese region of Achaia, according to fire officials. The blaze has been burning a forested area in Zeria...

Turkey welcomes reopening of strategic coastal road in Libya

ANKARA Turkey welcomed the reopening of a strategic coastal road linking Libya’s east to its west, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Saturday. "We welcome the official...

98 massive forest fires under control: Turkish official

ANKARA Ninety-eight of 107 forest fires in Turkey are under control, the nation’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister said late Saturday. Efforts to contain nine blazes are...

COVID-19 spirals out of control in Asia-Pacific region

ANKARAThe number of daily coronavirus cases has increased in the vast majority of the Asia-Pacific region but it has become increasingly difficult to fight...