Libya's Immigration Control Department in the eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday announced the deportation of almost 200 illegal immigrants to Egypt.
The Illegal Immigration Control Department of Benghazi deported 194 Egyptian immigrants to their country, the department said in a statement.
Without any official identification documents, the deported immigrants had infectious diseases, said the statement.
The International Organization for Migration recently said that Libya has more than 650,000 illegal immigrants with 6,000 of them, including women and children, being held in detention centers.
Thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly Africans, choose to cross the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe from Libya as the country has been mired in insecurity and chaos ever since the fall of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
Shelters in Libya are crowded with thousands of migrants rescued at sea or arrested by the Libyan security services, despite international calls to close those centers.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Saturday discussed Syria and bilateral relations over the phone, Turkey's presidential office said.
Both leaders confirmed their commitment to the "Sochi deal" reached on Oct. 22 between Ankara and Moscow for the withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish fighters from the areas along the Turkish border in northern Syria.
Erdogan and Putin also discussed steps to be taken for developing bilateral relations and increasing bilateral trade volume, said the presidency.
Following the U.S. pullout of its troops from northern Syria, Turkish armed forces launched an incursion into Syria on Oct. 9 in a bid to drive Kurdish fighters out of the area to establish a safe zone along the Turkey-Syria border.
Under the U.S.-Turkey deal reached on Oct. 17 on a five-day truce, Turkey agreed to halt its military operation to pave the way for the withdrawal of People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters from the safe zone.
Turkey and Russia later agreed to give the YPG fighters 150 hours to withdraw 30 km away from the Turkish border area and Turkish and Russian security forces started to conduct joint patrols there.
However, Ankara is critical for both the U.S. and Russia of not fulfilling the requirements of the deal, saying that Syrian Kurdish fighters have not fully retreated, and even attacked the Turkish army and Turkey-backed rebels.
The YPG is seen by Ankara as the Syrian branch of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Turkey.
U.S. President Donald Trump will discuss burden-sharing and security issues with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg next week in Washington D.C., the White House said in a statement on Saturday.
The U.S. president is scheduled to receive the NATO chief at the White House on Nov. 14, when the two will discuss the NATO allies' progress on increasing defense spending and ensuring "more equitable burden-sharing," the statement said.
Trump will also stress the importance of strengthening the alliance's defense and deterrence against various threats, including terrorism and cyber-attacks, according to the statement.
Trump is expected to visit London early December to attend the NATO Leaders' Meeting to commemorate the alliance's 70th anniversary, while the unity of the alliance has been widely questioned.
The Trump administration has repeatedly complained about NATO allies' free-riding on the U.S. military. Besides, there are disagreements within the alliance over the Iran nuclear issue, Turkey's operations in northern Syria as well as abrupt U.S. decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria.
French President Emmanuel Macron said in a recent interview that the alliance was experiencing "brain death" because of a lack of strategic coordination and leadership from the United States.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is Fatah's "sole candidate" in the coming presidential elections, Fatah party announced in an official statement on Saturday.
Abbas is also the chairman of Fatah's Central Committee and the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee.
Fatah's announcement was made earlier on Saturday in a meeting held in Ramallah chaired by Abbas' deputy Mahmoud al-Aloul, which discussed holding the general elections in the Palestinian territories.
According to the official news agency WAFA, the meeting called on Abbas not to wait and rush for issuing a presidential decree that would set up a date for holding the elections in the Palestinian territories.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Central Elections Commission (CEC) Hanna Nasser carries and a CEC delegation are scheduled to visit again in the Gaza Strip to resume the dialogue with Hamas and other factions on holding the elections.
However, no date was set for the elections yet.
The last legislative elections were held in the Palestinian territories in January 2006, when the Hamas movement won an overwhelming majority.
Abbas was elected as the chief of the Palestinian Authority in the presidential elections held in the Palestinian territories in January 2005.