Showing posts with label International. Show all posts
Showing posts with label International. Show all posts

US Embassy Postpones Alumni Meeting in Baku Amid Espionage Allegations


Nov 28, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


After Azerbaijani media published constant articles portraying the meeting as the US embassy's spy network and who was recruited as an American agent while training in the United States, the US Embassy in Azerbaijan postponed the ceremonial meeting with the graduates of American universities, which was planned to be held on November 27 at the Marriott Absheron Hotel in Baku. 

Armenian Ambassador to Greece urges to realize Karabakh displaced population's right of repatriation


Nov 28, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas



Tigran Mkrtchyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Greece, on Tuesday held a meeting with deputy of the ruling "New Democracy" party of Greece, chairperson of the Greek Parliament’s Standing Committee of National Defense and Foreign Affairs Dora Bakoyannis.

Arab states, EU agree on need for two-state solution after Israel-Gaza war


Nov 27, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Barcelona, Spain.

Arab states and the EU agreed on Monday (27 November) that a two-state solution should be the answer to the Israel-Palestine conflict, with EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell saying the Palestinian Authority should rule Gaza after the war.

French navy ship arrives in Egypt to treat Gaza wounded

Nov 27, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

A French warship arrived Monday in the Egyptian town of El-Arish near the border with the conflict-torn Gaza Strip to serve as a hospital for wounded civilians, a port source said.

Ukraine and the Western Balkans top Blinken agenda for NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels


Nov 27, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


US Secretary of State Antony Blinken waves on the day of his departure from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S. November 27, 2023, as he travels to Brussels for a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting.

42 countries are trying to end the war between Israel and Hamas


Nov 27, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Delegations from European Union member states, Middle Eastern countries and North African states met on Monday in Barcelona to demand an end to the war between Israel and Hamas. 

Ukraine Seeks Urgent Assistance From Romania Due To Electricity Shortage


Nov 26, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Ukrenergo, Ukraine’s energy operator, announced on Thursday that the Ukrainian electricity grid is in a ‘difficult’ situation since Wednesday and has requested emergency supplies from Romania, Slovakia, and Poland, according to AFP.

Swedish far-right leader suggests ban on new mosques, destruction of existing ones

Åkesson: “
We must demolish mosques in Sweden”, writes today Svenska Dagbladet

Nov 25, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Akesson, who supports Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson's coalition government in Sweden, said Saturday in an event in the southeastern city of Vasteras that migrants should not have the right to build new mosques.

Ukraine requires more air defense to shield grain export, says President Zelenskyy


Nov 25, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Ukraine needs more air defenses to protect its grain export routes as well regions bordering Russia, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday, as he addressed an international summit on food security in Kyiv. The Swiss President during the summit also pledged to provide additional support to Kyiv.


Decision on Armenia’s possible withdrawal from CSTO will be made based on state interests – PM


Nov 24, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The decision on Armenia’s possible withdrawal from the CSTO will be made taking into account its state interests, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a press conference today.

Spain to Push EU to Recognize Palestinian State, Says Sanchez


Nov 23, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


On Thursday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said that it will push the European Union to adopt new policies to support the Palestinians' hopes to have a state.

Turkey Holds NATO to Ransom


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made Turkey’s intentions plain

Nov 22, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

by Robert Ellis*

In the Middle Ages, holding a knight to ransom was standard practice on the battlefield; it is still routine in international relations today. 

Libya Exports One Million-Barrel Oil Shipment to China

Nov 22, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

A million barrels of crude oil were exported to China from Tobruk’s Hariga oil port, in eastern Libya. A source at the port added that the oil tanker, “Delta Tolmi” docked at the port’s berth on Tuesday, and is now on its way to China.

Turkish police intervene lawyers’ protests for unfurling LGBTI+ flag


Nov 22, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Turkish police on Nov. 20 intervened the press statement organized by İzmir Bar Association in front of the association building within the scope of Trans Day of Remembrance because the group was “unfurling LGBTI+ flags.”

Algeria signs several deals with Turkey including gas contract


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Algeria's President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in Algiers, Algeria Nov. 21, 2023.

Nov 21, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


South Africa: Parliament votes to suspend diplomatic ties with Israel, shut embassy


ABC News

Nov 21, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

South African lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of closing down the Israeli embassy in Pretoria and suspending all diplomatic relations until a ceasefire is agreed in the country’s war with Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas in Gaza. 

Greek press: Warnings overlooked in fatal rescue mission in Libya

Devastation caused by floods in Derna, Libya, September 28, 2023

Nov 20, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

An investigation by Greek newspaper Kathimerini says that mistakes and oversights in the planning and execution of a fatal mission undertaken by the Special War Command (DEP) of the Greek Armed Forces in Libya on September 17, in the aftermath of deadly floods.

First time: Armenia refused aid from the Russian Collective Security Treaty Organization


Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan 

Nov 20, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Yerevan, represented by its representation in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), for the first time publicly refused the assistance offered by this organization.

Hundreds found guilty in historic Italian mafia trial




Verdict significant blow to ‘Ndrangheta mafia which monopolizes European cocaine trade

Nov 20, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Lamezia Terme.

An Italian court on Monday convicted and sentenced around 200 mobsters and their white-collar helpers, the culmination of a historic, nearly three-year trial against Calabria’s notorious ‘Ndrangheta mafia. 

Turkey will seek to rebuild Gaza if ceasefire achieved, Erdogan says


Nov 18, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Turkey will make efforts to rebuild damaged infrastructure, hospitals and schools in Gaza if a ceasefire is achieved there, Turkish media on Saturday reported President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying.