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New Libyan administration condemns attack on minister

TRIPOLI, Libya Libya’s new administration strongly condemned an assassination attempt Sunday on the country’s interior minister. Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dabaiba made the remarks on Twitter regarding Fathi Bashagha in a...
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Libya's interior minister escapes assassination attempt

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha survived an assassination attempt on Sunday, his ministry confirmed. In a statement, the Interior Ministry said that Bashagha and his convoy came under fire...

EU, Arab League hail selection of Libyan interim gov’t

ANKARA/ISTANBUL  The EU and Arab League on Sunday welcomed the election of Libya's new temporary leadership to govern the country until elections in December. In a declaration on behalf of the...

Exclusive: Turkey ‘friend and ally’ to Libya: Interim PM

ANKARA  Libya’s new Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh on Sunday described Turkey as a “friend and ally”, saying his government will work to achieve peace in war-torn Libya. This came in...

Libyans elect Mohammad Younes Menfi interim president

GENEVA Mohammad Younes Menfi on Friday was elected the president of Libya's interim government, and Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah the prime minister in the Presidency Council during voting in an...

Russia warns against call to war by Libya's Haftar

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned on Wednesday against resumption of hostilities in Libya. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow following a meeting with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Siala,...

Milestone memorandums with Turkey change Libya's fate

ANKARA  As Libya goes through a critical period, two memorandums of understanding signed on Nov. 27, 2019, in the fields of delimitation of maritime jurisdictions and military security cooperation changed...

US lists group, leader involved in Libya's mass graves

WASHINGTON The US sanctioned Mohamed al-Kani and the Kaniyat militia in Libya on Wednesday, accused of killing civilians discovered in mass graves in Tarhuna.  The Treasury Department blamed the pro-Khalifa Haftar...

2nd round of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum begins

TRIPOLI A second round of the UN-brokered Libyan Political Dialogue Forum kicked off Monday in Libya between representatives of the internationally-recognized government and warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to the UN...

France, Germany, Italy, UK welcome Libyan agreement

ANKARA France, Germany, Italy and the UK on Monday welcomed the outcomes of the recent UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF). In the talks held between Nov. 7-15, Libya's warring sides...

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Turkey to cement cultural ties with Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda Turkey will establish a cultural institute in Uganda to promote cultural ties, the Turkish ambassador to Uganda said on Friday. After a meeting with...

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi volcano spewing lava

JAKARTA, Indonesia Mt. Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia released incandescent lava 81 times in a span of just 12 hours on Friday with a maximum...

Somalia: Casualties feared as car bomb hits Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Several people are feared dead or injured after a car bomb blast has targeted a busy restaurant near Mogadishu seaport on Friday evening,...

Turkey reports over 11,300 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 11,302 new coronavirus cases, including 698 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country...

Second US lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

WASHINGTON Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell on Friday become the second lawmaker to sue former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the fatal...