UN Says Libyan Rivals ‘Fully Engaged’ in Military Talks

By Tarek El-Tablawy  -  Bloomberg.com A resident walks amidst the rubble of a building that was damaged in the residential neighborhood of Znatah in Tripoli, Libya, on May 1. Photographer: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images The United Nations...

Suicide bomber attack on Turkish military base in Somalia kills 2: report

A suicide bomber detonated inside a Turkish military training base in Somalia’s capital and killed two people, The Associated Press reported, citing local police. It was the first time Turkey’s largest overseas military base has...

Turkish company prepping offer to supply Libya power: report

Turkish power-ship operator Karadeniz Holding is preparing a bid to supply up to 1,000 megawatts of electricity to conflict-hit Libya and will submit it soon, the company said on Monday, according to Reuters. Libya, where...

Italian defence minister to visit Turkey to discuss Libya developments

Italian Defence Minister is set to visit the capital city of Ankara on Tuesday to meet his Turkish counterpart to discuss the recent developments in war-torn Libya, state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Monday. Lorenzo Guerini’s trip...

Turkish Foreign Ministry slams Macron’s Libya statement: report

Turkey has slammed French President Emmanuel Macron over his remarks on Ankara’s role in the Libyan conflict as a demonstration of “the eclipse of reason,” accusing Paris of playing a dangerous game and dragging...

Haftar supporters protest Turkey’s meddling in Libyan conflict

Thousands of supporters of Gen. Khalifa Haftar demonstrated in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sunday against what they claim is Turkish interference in the country’s domestic affairs, the Chinese CGTN news outlet...

Turkey moves 200 fighters from Yemen to Libya: report

Military and intelligence sources have revealed that up to 200 mercenaries from Yemen have arrived in Libya to fight on behalf of the Turkish-backed, internationally recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), the Middle...

‘Russian bounties for Taliban’ story clearly meant to derail US pullout, says Moscow’s special...

The bombshell story claiming Russia paid Afghan militants to kill US soldiers is fake news targeting the Trump administration and its attempts to withdraw troops from the country, Russia’s top Afghanistan diplomat has said. “It...

France will not tolerate Turkey’s military intervention in Libya, Macron says

France will not tolerate Turkey’s military intervention in Libya, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, accusing Ankara of playing “a dangerous game,” according to Reuters. Turkey has intervened decisively in recent weeks in Libya, providing...

France sees risk of jihadists among fighters dispatched by Turkey to Libya

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian described the situation in Libya as “grave,” emphasising the risk that mercenaries and militants dispatched by Turkey to Libya could include “some former leaders of jihadist groups”. His accusations come ahead of...

Erdoğan’s Libya plan is incoherent – analyst

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has an incoherent strategy in Libya, which could severely undermine Turkey’s foreign policy goals, analyst Steven A. Cook wrote in Foreign Policy magazine on Thursday. Turkey is backing Libya’s United Nations-recognised, Tripoli-based...

Libya’s Haftar growing mercenary army with outside help, pro-Assad militia – report

The Libyan rebel General Khalifa Haftar is recruiting members of gangs and militias accused of genocide, and Russian-backed mercenaries in an attempt to recoup recent battlefield losses against the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord...

Suicide bombing kills civilian outside Turkish base in Somalia

Two people, including a suicide bomber were killed and one person wounded on June 23 morning after an attack outside Turkey's largest overseas military base in the Somali capital Mogadishu, according to a statement by Turkey's Defense...

Haftar forces accuses Turkey of targeting oil in Libya as Sirte battle looms: report

A military buildup around the Libyan city of Sirte has raised fears of a major battle for control of the area’s strategic oil reserves, the Arab News website reported. The Libyan National Army (LNA), which...

Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

BBC.COM-Image copyright AFP Image caption This is the second ban on alcohol sales since South Africa's outbreak began South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on alcohol sales, to help contain the spread...

Libya Parliament Authorises Egypt Intervention in Principle

Libya's parliament has passed a motion authorising Egypt to intervene militarily if needed to safeguard the "national security" of both countries in light of what it termed a Turkish "occupation". The eastern-based legislature backs military...

Tensions mount as Ethiopia allows dam across Nile headwaters to fill

Egypt fears hydroelectric project will restrict limited waters on which its population depends Jason Burke and Ruth Michaelson -  The  Guardian A satellite image taken on 12 July shows the Grand Renaissance dam, the centre of...

Italy, Germany, US seek Libya cease-fire after Egypt threat

“If we stop the arrival of weapons, or strongly reduce them, we will be able to reduce the aggressiveness of the Libyan parties in this conflict,” Di Maio said. Source: Associated Press Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut...

Sisi Says Egypt ‘Won’t Stand Idle’ on Security Threats from Libya

Egypt's president said Thursday that his country "will not stand idle" against threats to the national security of Egypt and Arab countries, in a meeting with tribal leaders from eastern Libya. His comments came days...

Libya set to explode again as foreign players go all in

Seen as nearing a conclusion several times in the last few years, Libya’s long-running civil war looks set to flare up yet again as Turkey-backed forces of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA)...