The Haftar brothers vying for power in wake of Libya’s floods


Sept 24, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

On 11 September, just as Storm Daniel was beginning to wreak havoc on Libyan shores, Elseddik Haftar was in Paris soft-launching a presidential bid.

In latest round of Ethiopian dam negotiations, Egypt affirms intentions to reach peaceful agreement


Sept 24, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


A new round of negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) began in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in the presence of relevant ministers from Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia and negotiating delegations.

30 buses will transport displaced persons from Artsakh to Armenia


Sept 24, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Artsakh President Samvel Shahramanyan met with the citizens who were displaced as a result of the recent military operations, left homeless and sheltered near the permanent location of Russian peacekeepers in Ivanyan.

Military escalation - Turkish forces shell areas of regime and Kurdish forces in Afrin


Sept 24, 2023.  Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Aleppo province.

 Turkish forces and their proxies fire heavy artillery shells on the vicinity of Abin and Aqiba Villages in Shirawa district in Afrin countryside north western of Aleppo within areas of regime and Kurdish forces in northern Aleppo countryside, amid flight of Turkish scout drones over the region.

Bulgaria to Set January 1, 2025 as New Indicative Date for Euro Adoption


Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Sept 24, 2023.


Bulgaria will include January 1, 2025 in an official document as a target date for its euro zone membership, it transpired from a draft decree of the Council of Ministers amending and supplementing Government Decree No. 168 of July 2015 on the establishment of a Coordination Council for the preparation of the Republic of Bulgaria for euro zone membership.  

Armenia requests UN mission to oversee human rights in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian solidier the Aghdam-Khankendi border in Aghdam, Azerbaijan.


 Sept 24, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Armenia called on Saturday for the immediate deployment of a UN mission to monitor human rights and security in Nagorno-Karabakh amid signs that aid may be arriving in the breakaway region under a fragile ceasefire.

Organization of Turkic States: “Nagorno Karabakh is part of Azerbaijan”


Sept 23, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 The head of the Organization of Turkic States has emphasized that the Karabakh region is part of Azerbaijan and the Turkic World.

Giorgio Napolitano, former Italian president, dies aged 98


Sept 23, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Napolitano served as president for two terms and was an early backer of European integration.

Giorgio Napolitano, the first former Communist to rise to Italy's presidency, died on Friday, the Quirinal presidential palace said.