Strongman Haftar back in Libya after long absence

File photo showing Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, arrives for talks over a political deal to end Libya’s crisis in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, near Paris, July 25, 2017. (Reuters)
Updated 26 April 2018
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Strongman Haftar back in Libya after long absence

BENGHAZI: Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar returned Thursday to the eastern city of Benghazi after a long absence for treatment in a Paris hospital, an AFP correspondent reported.
The 75-year-old, smiling and dressed in a black suit, greeted generals from his self-styled army after descending from a plane, in his first public appearance for weeks.


Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: reports

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Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: reports

  • ‘We are making first delivery in July as part of out plans’

MOSCOW: Russia will make first delivery of the S-400 missile systems to Turkey in July, Russian news agencies cited the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport saying on Wednesday, in accordance with the earlier-stated plans.
“We are making first delivery in July as part of out plans,” Alexander Mikheev is quoted as saying by RIA news agency.
The plans of Turkey, a NATO member, have irked Washington, which threatened with sanctions against Ankara if it goes ahead with the purchase.