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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...

Libyan premier takes back decision to resign

TRIPOLI Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Friday he took back his decision to resign at the end of October. Sarraj will remain in office until the ongoing intra-Libyan political...

Libya: Flights between Tripoli, Benghazi to begin

TRIPOLI, Libya Commercial flights between Tripoli and Benghazi will resume later this month after they were suspended for more than a year, a Libyan official said Friday.  Flights between Benina International...

Libyan delegations meet in Malta for peace talks

ANKARA Delegations from the Libyan Supreme Council of State and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives met Friday in Malta as part of ongoing Libyan talks, according to Maltese media.  Libyan politicians...

Libya: Russian plane brings Syrian fighters to Sirte

TRIPOLI, Libya A Russian cargo plane carrying Syrian fighters landed in Libya's Sirte province, controlled by warlord Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan army said on Saturday. The aircraft arrived at 11.00 a.m....

Libya: 15 migrants die when boat sinks off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI At least 15 people died when rubber boats carrying irregular migrants sank Saturday in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Libyan Coast Guard...

Libya to discuss maritime borders with Greece, Malta

TRIPOLI  Libya’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala announced Friday he will hold talks with Greek and Maltese authorities to discuss the delimitation of maritime borders in line with Libya's interests. Siala...

Libya: 4 Russian mercenaries killed in helicopter crash

ANKARA Four mercenaries from the Russian Wagner group were killed when a helicopter carrying ammunition crashed in central Libya, the Libyan army said on Wednesday. "A helicopter carrying Russian mercenaries and...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...