Libya

Libya confirms first coronavirus case

Libya confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, according to the National Centre for Disease Control. The center, which operates in areas controlled by both major sides in the Libyan conflict, gave no further details in its …

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 Is France starting to support Haftar?

Last Monday, the French government hosted Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on a brief, unannounced, visit to Paris. Accompanied by his top political advisor, my ex-academic colleague turned politician Fadel Ed-Deep, he met President …

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Turkey denies destruction of its vessel in Libya

Ankara can't confirm claims that its vessel has been destroyed in the port of Tripoli, Libya, the spokesman of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, said. "The ship was fired at, but there was …

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Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria and Lybia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday. According to Erdogan's administration, the Turkish leader noted that …

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Erdogan accuses UAE of financing Haftar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is providing financial support for mercenaries who are allegedly aiding Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal …

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Haftar slashes Libya's oil production to zero

Libya’s oil production will be limited to 72,000 barrels per day from over 1.2 million barrels per day after Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar shut down oil production, Bloomberg reported citing the Libyan …

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Erdogan and Merkel discussed Libya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in Libya in a telephone conversation, the Turkish leader’s administration informed. "Our president held a telephone …

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Haftar shuts down oil facilities in Eastern Libya

Militants and activists loyal to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar on Saturday blocked oil exports from the country's key ports, despite a temporary truce between Haftar's forces and the rival United Nations-backed …

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