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Turkey ratifies maritime pact with Libya

The Turkish parliament ratified a recently signed pact between Turkey and Libya laying out the two countries’ maritime boundaries in the eastern Mediterranean. The memorandum asserts Turkey’s rights in the Eastern …

Zarif and Libyan FM discuss situation in country

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Taher Siala today in Yokohama, Japan. Zarif discussed bilateral relations and the recent developments in …

Turkish forces seize 5 tons of powdered marijuana

Nearly 5 tons of powdered marijuana were seized in international waters on the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey's Interior Ministry said. The operation against drug smugglers was conducted by Turkish police, gendarmerie and coast guard on …

US army general says forces to relocate outside Libya

U.S. army officials say American forces will temporarily leave Libya three days after a renewed flareup of fighting between rival armed groups. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, head of U.S. Africa Command, said in a …

Rescued migrants hijack merchant ship near Libya

Migrants have hijacked a merchant vessel that rescued them off Libya's coast, ordering the crew to head towards Malta, according to reports. More than 100 migrants aboard the cargo ship are said to have acted after being told they …

US and France discuss Iran and Libya

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian by phone yesterday, according to the U.S. State Department website. The sides discussed next steps in …