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Haftar and Israel: From animosity to alliance

ISTANBUL  Israel’s presence in Libya has escaped most publicitiy, but numerous media reports revealed that Tel Aviv secretly supports eastern Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar against the UN-recognized Government of National...

'Libya, Turkey made clear deal to repel Haftar attacks'

RABAT  Libya and Turkey last fall forged a clear agreement to repel the attacks of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militias, a top Libyan official said on Tuesday. Last November’s Turkish-Libyan security cooperation...

COVID-19 cases in Africa top 828,000

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The number of coronavirus cases in Africa reached 828,214 on Sunday, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At least 17,509 more people died...

Libya says Bernard-Henry Levy was ‘uninvited’

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has denied reports about inviting controversial French Jewish intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy to visit Libya.  “The government has not officially invited any journalist to visit...

Libyans to sue backers of Egypt military intervention

TRIPOLI Libyan tribal chieftains said Saturday they will file a lawsuit against tribesmen who called for an Egyptian military intervention in Libya. "We announce the launch of lawsuits against citizens...

African Union calls for conclusion of Nile dam pact

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The African Union (AU) has called on Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt to “work expeditiously” for a binding agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian...

Turkey renovates Ottoman-era mosque in South Africa

ANKARA  Turkey’s state-run aid agency has renovated an Ottoman era mosque in South Africa. The Nur el-Hamidia Mosque was built 135 years ago with the support of Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II...

Libya, Qatar agree to enhance cooperation

ISTANBUL Libya and Qatar agreed Thursday to boost bilateral cooperation, according to the communications office of Libyan prime ministry.  Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Qatari Foreign Minister Muhammad bin Abdurrahman...

Libyan, Turkish squads clearing Tripoli of mines, IEDs

TRIPOLI  The Turkish Armed Forces’ bomb squads deployed in response to the request of the Libyan government continue to clear southern Tripoli of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and mines left...

Trump, Egyptian president discuss Libya over phone

CAIRO US President Donald Trump and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday discussed developments in war-weary Libya, according to Cairo. In a phone call, the two leaders discussed issues...

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Afghanistan: 21 killed, 43 wounded in prison attack

ANKARA / KABUL At least 21 people were killed and 43 others wounded in an attack on a prison in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said...

Indian firm gets nod for COVID-19 vaccine human trials

NEW DELHI   India’s drug controller body granted permission to a local firm for conducting clinical human trials of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University, an...

Indian firm gets nod for COVID-19 vaccine human trails

Coronavirus cases cross 1.8M mark in India on Monday, over 50,000 new cases reported in last 24 hours

Somalia: Grenade attack kills 1, wounds 5

MOGADISHU, Somalia A grenade explosion in Somalia's lower Shabelle region killed a deputy district commissioner and wounded five others, an official said on Monday. Gunmen targeted...

Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Brazil, Mexico

BUENOS AIRES/ANKARA The novel coronavirus claimed 541 more lives in Brazil and 274 others in Mexico in the last 24 hours, health authorities said on...