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Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up tensions ahead of a summit in Germany...

Erdogan’s Turkey begins troop deployment to Libya

Turkey is beginning to send troops into Libya in support of the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, days before a summit in Berlin which will address the Libyan conflict.Speaking in Ankara, Erdogan added...

Turkey says will teach Haftar a lesson if Libya attacks continue

Turkey will not refrain from “teaching a lesson” to Khalifa Haftar if his eastern Libyan forces continue attacks against the country’s internationally recognized government, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.He said Haftar had “run away” from Moscow after Monday’s...

Haftar’s eastern Libya forces says ready and determined to achieve victory

Eastern Libyan forces, which have been trying to seize the capital Tripoli held by the internationally recognized government, said they are “ready and determined” to achieve victory, the forces’ official Facebook website said on Tuesday.It gave no details but...

Libyan rivals expected to sign truce in Moscow

Both sides in Libya's conflict are expected Monday in Moscow to sign an agreement on the terms of a ceasefire which went into effect over the weekend, ending nine months of fighting after weeks of international diplomacy.The oil-rich North African...

Germany offers to host Libya peace talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Libyan peace talks will be held in Berlin, as Turkey and Russia appealed to the north African nation’s warring factions to enter a ceasefire.“We hope that the joint efforts by Russia and Turkey will...

Ethiopia’s Nile dam talks with Egypt, Sudan end with no agreement

The fourth and final round of talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Ethiopia’s construction of a mega dam on the Nile River concluded Thursday without producing an agreement.The two days of negotiations in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa,...

Eastern Libya forces reject call for a ceasefire

A spokesman for one of Libya’s rival factions has said its forces will keep fighting for the country’s capital after Russia and Turkey called for a ceasefire yesterday.Spokesman for the self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces Ahmed al-Mosmari said in...

Rival Libyan forces in a deadly clash west of Sirte

East Libya-based forces said they carried out air strikes on Wednesday on a coastal road west of Sirte, a day after nine of their men were killed in a strike by rivals.The Libyan National Army (LNA) took control of...

European powers condemn Turkish plans to send troops to Libya

The European Union’s top diplomat and the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Italy condemned on Tuesday Turkey’s plans to send military experts and trainers to Libya, saying foreign interference there was exacerbating instability.After postponing a trip to...
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Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...