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Libya: Haftar lifts blockade on oil production, export

TRIPOLI Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar on Friday announced lifting the blockade on oil production and its export. This came in a televised speech by Haftar, hours after the Libyan National Oil...

Libya: Demonstrators protest worsening in Benghazi

TRIPOLI Libyans continued to protest worsening living conditions Friday in Benghazi, the base of warlord Khalifa Haftar.  Demonstrators took the streets for a second day once again to protest power cuts,...

Haftar still obstacle to reach deal in Libya: Expert

RABAT, Morocco A Moroccan expert on Wednesday said Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar is the main obstacle in reaching a Libyan settlement as he still sticks to "military solutions". "The biggest obstacle...

Haftar’s forces deploy military vehicles near Sirte

TRIPOLI Militias loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar have deployed 80 military vehicles near Sirte, a spokesman for the Libyan government’s armed forces said Wednesday. Muhammad Kununu said the military convoy is...

Turkey closely following Libyan peace talks in Morocco

ISTANBUL Praising Morocco’s “constructive attitude” toward solving the crisis in Libya, Turkey is closely following Libyan talks hosted by its North African neighbor, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. From the...

Libyan army seizes Haftar's helicopter

TRIPOLI The Libyan army on Monday said it seized a helicopter belonging to warlord Khalifa Haftar's militia, which made an emergency landing south of Abu Grein area east of the...

Warlord Haftar again violates Libyan cease-fire

TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan army said Sunday that warlord Khalifa Haftar again violated a cease-fire deal and targeted the country’s troops with multiple Grad missiles. Army sources told Anadolu Agency the...

Libya finds new mass grave by Haftar militia in Tarhuna

TRIPOLI, Libya A new mass grave was found in the southwestern city of Tarhuna that was recently liberated from warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia, the Libyan government said on Wednesday. “The grave...

Libyan Army: Haftar's militia violates ceasefire

TRIPOLI The Libyan army on Wednesday accused the militia of warlord Khalifa Haftar of violating Libya’s ceasefire for the second time in three days. "Our forces detected a breach of the...

Al-Mishri, top Italian diplomat talk Libya cease-fire

TRIPOLI, Libya The head of Libya's High State Council on Monday discussed cease-fire initiatives in Libya with Italy’s foreign minister. A council statement said that during a meeting in Tripoli, Khalid...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

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China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...