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

January 21 - Putin to visit Egypt for laying foundation of Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant’s 4th reactor: Kremlin



Jan 21, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to visit Egypt to participate in laying the foundation for the fourth reactor in the Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, the Kremlin in Moscow announced on Friday.

January 20 - Egypt, Malta discuss cooperation to boost electricity sector


Jan 20, 2024.  Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Egypt and Malta have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on various aspects including electricity, energy supply diversification and security, research and innovation in energy, and energy efficiency in the public and private sectors.


January 20 - First Turkish Astronaut Launched to International Space Station


Jan 20, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 Turkey’s first astronaut, Alper Gezeravci, took off on Thursday night with the AX-3 (Axion Mission 3) crew to the International Space Station from Kennedy Air Force Base in Florida, USA. 

January 19 - Islamist group chants 'long live Sharia' slogan at Istanbul courthouse


Jan 19, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


A Turkish court on Jan. 16 ordered the release of Ahmet Bostancı, who was previously arrested for "insulting Mustafa Kemal Atatürk" after leaving a mosque in protest against prayers for Atatürk on his death anniversary and "making insulting social media posts."

January 13 – Turkey ready for cooperation in unleashing Libya's energy potential - minister


Jan 13, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Turkey 's energy minister on Saturday highlighted Libya's potential in oil and gas, reaffirming Ankara's readiness to collaborate with countries and firms to help Libya use this potential.

January 13 – Fostering Armenia-EU Relations: Greek Foreign Minister's Significant Visit to Armenia


Jan 13, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


On January 10, George Gerapetritis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, visited Armenia, the Press Office of the Armenian Foreign Ministry reported.

January 11 - Turkish, Somali foreign ministers meet in Ankara for talks


Jan 11, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan hosted Somalia's acting Foreign Minister Ali Mohamed Omar for talks in the capital Ankara on Thursday.

January 11 - Iran's surrogacy market booms amid economic hardship


Jan 11, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

A report published in Iran on Wednesday revealed the growing trend of womb renting, or surrogacy, in the country amid cries about human rights violation.


January 11 - France restarts coal-fired power plant due to cold snap


Jan 11, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Due to a cold snap, France has temporarily restarted a coal-fired power plant in the north-east, near the German border.

January 9 - Saudi Arabia, Kosovo agree to exempt residency visa for diplomatic and special passport holders


Jan 9, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Saudi Arabia and Kosovo have signed an agreement for the mutual exemption from short-term residency visas for holders of diplomatic and special passports.

January 9 - 16.9 Million Ukrainians in Need of Humanitarian Aid


Jan 9, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Matthew Saltmarsh, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), confirmed on Tuesday that about 16.9 million people in Ukraine urgently need humanitarian support.

Jan 9 - Secularism targeted twice every day in Turkey during 2023


Jan 9, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 Secularism was attacked in Turkey in 479 different incidents throughout 2023, according to the Laicism Assembly's report. In other words, principles of secularism were violated nearly twice a day. 

Hundreds of tractors in farmers' protest at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate


Jan 8, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Around 550 demonstrators and their vehicles took part in the farmers' demonstration at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Monday morning to protest the government's planned subsidy cuts for the agricultural industry.


Why is Ireland one of the most antisemitic countries in Europe?


Jan 7, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The answer lies in its history. In Ulysses, by James Joyce, the antisemitic character Deasy says that the reason there was no antisemitism in Ireland was because they never let the Jews in, in the first place.

Türkiye, US discuss peace talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia


Jan 6, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Baku, Azerbaijan

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan discussed peace talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia during a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Trend reports.

Iraq blames US for strike that killed militia leader in Baghdad

Jan 4, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Iraqi officials on Thursday accused the U.S. of escalating tensions in Iraq after a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad killed the militia leader of an Iranian-backed group.

Somalia recalls envoy to Ethiopia after Somaliland deal


In an address to the nation, Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre called for the people of Somalia to stay calm. Photo courtesy of Mogadishu Press website

Jan 2, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Somalia said Tuesday it was recalling its ambassador to Ethiopia, declaring that a controversial port deal Addis Ababa signed with the breakaway region of Somaliland was a violation of its sovereignty.

Armed Clashes Between Militias in Libyan Capital


Jan 1, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


A Libyan militia announced the death of a fighter during fierce clashes with another militia, in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli, according to local media


Egypt's membership in BRICS activated, welcomed by Russia


Jan 1, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Egypt's membership in the BRICS activated on Monday, which was welcomed by Russia, current chair of the group, and that expressed desire to continue cooperation for deepening partnership and accomplishing many achievements.


Ethiopia, Somaliland agree deal on port access

Berbera port in Somaliland offers an African base at the entrance to the Red Sea and the gateway to the Suez canal

Jan 1, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia on Monday struck a "historic" agreement to secure a stake in the main port in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland as the landlocked country eyes more access to the sea, officials said.