Libya’s Haftar Visits Russia to Discuss Cooperation


Photo: Russian ‘dzen’

Sept 27, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

On Tuesday, the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar arrived in Russia, with Deputy Defence Minister, Yunus-bek Yevkurov leading the welcoming committee.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption charges


Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty to corruption charges in a bribing case and was released on bail on Wednesday

Sept 27, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez reportedly pleaded not guilty to corruption charges Wednesday, maintaining his innocence amid growing calls for him to step down from office while the legal process plays out.

Poland seeks extradition of Ukrainian SS veteran who was applauded in Canada


Sept 27, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Poland’s Education Minister Przemysław Czarnek said Tuesday he has “taken steps” toward extraditing Yaroslav Hunka, a 98-year-old Ukrainian Nazi veteran who was honored by Canadian parliamentarians last week.


Russia urges Bulgaria to reconsider decision to give S-300 missiles to Kiev

Sept 27, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation has urged Bulgaria not to give S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine, in order not to violate international law, TASS reported.

Egypt to hold presidential elections in December 2023


Sept 27, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Egyptians will cast their votes in the 2024 Presidential Elections on December 10, 11, and 12, 2023 domestically, while eligible voters living abroad will vote on December 1, 2, and 3, 2023, announced Head of the Egyptian National Election Authority (NEA) Walid Hamza in a press conference on Monday.

Nagorno Karabakh: 68 people confirmed dead in fuel depot explosion, 105 missing – Artsakh Ombudsman


Sept 27, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Sixty-eight people have been confirmed dead as a result of the fuel depot blast near Stepanakert, Artsakh’s Human Rights Defender informs. Only 21 bodies have been identified.

Oil & Gas Reserves Discovered in Libya’s Ghadamis Basin


Sept 26, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Libya’s Supreme Council for Energy Affairs has called on the state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) to expedite negotiations with international companies, to begin investments in the Ghadamis Basin.

Erdogan: Turkey will back Sweden's NATO bid if US keeps promise on F-16 sale


Türkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City, US, September 19, 2023. (Reuters)

Sept 26, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Turkey’s parliament will keep its promise to ratify Sweden's NATO bid if US President Joe Biden's administration paves the way for F-16 jet sales to Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, according to Turkish media.