Showing posts with label Middle East. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Middle East. Show all posts

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.

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.

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.

Turkiye defence minister: ‘Turkiye will not withdraw military from Syria until security is established’


Chief of General Staff General Yaşar Güler

 Sept 23, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Turkish Defence Minister Yasar Guler stressed the need for the Bashar Al-Assad regime to meet several requirements before Turkish forces withdraw from northern Syria.

PKK rebels: 11 Turkish soldiers killed, 15 wounded


Sept 23, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


HPG's Media Center issued a statement today, regarding its operations against the Turkish occupation army and the occupation attacks.

“Martyr Dalil area, west of Zap:

Xi, Assad jointly announce China-Syria strategic partnership


Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 22, 2023.


Sept 23, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Hangzhou. China


Chinese President Xi Jinping and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday jointly announced the establishment of a China-Syria strategic partnership.

Israeli, Saudi Officials Held Secret Meeting to Discuss Normalization


Sept 22, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Amid continuous talk on the near normalization between Saudi Arabia and Israel report revealed that officials from the entity and Saudi Arabia met in secret recently to discuss the normalization agreement.

New U.S. Military Chief Led Fight against ISIS—introduced Innovations in Bombing Campaign


Sept 21, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Washington DC.

The U.S. Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the appointment of Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. (U.S, Air Force) as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, America’s top military officer.

Brown is the son and grandson of Army veterans: his grandfather served in World War II and his father in Vietnam.

How northern Syria’s triple water crisis is exacerbating its people’s woes

 Sept 21, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The Syrian civil war has been ongoing for over 12 years. During this time, the population has suffered greatly from violence and oppression by warring parties, as well as economic hardship and diseases due to the gradual deterioration of the economy and essential services.

By Megan Ferrando

Egypt listed by US for use of child soldiers in military operations


The US government has included Egypt in its Human Trafficking Report for employing child soldiers, particularly in the North Sinai region.

Sept 19, 2023.  Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The US government has for the first time included Egypt in its list of countries employing child soldiers, focusing primarily on the North Sinai region where Egypt has been battling an insurgency for about a decade.

U.S. Forces Smuggled 95 Tankers’ Worth of Oil From Syria Over Weekend: Damascus Demands Compensation


Sept 18, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The United States Military reported moved 95 tankers’ worth of Syrian crude oil out of the country for sale abroad from September 9-10, with two separate convoys of 40 and 55 tankers transported through Iraq from the Al Jazeera Oil Fields using the Mahmoudiya border crossing.

Unidentified drones strike Arbat airport, killing seven members of PUK-affiliated forces


“A large crowd surrounds the airport, and many security forces and medical teams have gathered there," the reporter revealed.

Sept 18, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Erbil. Kurdistan Region

Two unidentified drones on Monday after 4:00 p.m. struck Arbat airfield in Sulaimani province, killing seven people and injuring four others, according to Kurdistan 24 reporter Hawzhin Jamal.

US allows much of Egypt military aid despite human rights concerns


Egyptian army 

Sept 16, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The Biden administration has allowed much of US foreign military aid to Egypt to go ahead, saying the country was vital for US national security interests, despite what critics have said about widespread human rights abuses, Reuters reports.

Turkish drone kills two female fighters in Syria’s Manbij: Local council


Sept 16, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Erbil, Kurdistan Region

Two members of an all-woman force in the northern Syrian city of Manbij were killed by a Turkish drone strike on Friday, a Kurdish-led military council said.

Turkish forces ‘neutralize’ 7 PKK terrorists in northern Syria


Sept 8,2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Turkish security forces "neutralized" seven PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Friday.

Egypt’s population increased by 25 million in 10 years: Planning Minister


Sept 6, 2023.  Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Egypt’s population has increased by 25 million people in the past 10 years, despite efforts by the government to curb population growth, the country’s planning minister said Tuesday.

Will India be added to the meetings between Greece-Cyprus-Israel?


Sept 5, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Despite catching most observers off guard, the decision to include India in trilateral meetings between Cyprus, Greece and Israel has long been in the pipeline, the foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday.

In historic first, Moroccan senate president to visit Israeli Knesset

 Sept 04,2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The president of the Moroccan House of Councillors – the country's senate – will arrive this week for a historic state visit to Israel.

Turkish MoFA urges Iraq to address PKK presence in Kirkuk amid growing concerns


September 3, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


On Sunday, the Turkish Foreign Minister, Hakan Fidan, addressed concerns about the situation in Kirkuk, Iraq, calling on the Iraqi government to take action regarding the presence of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), an organization deemed adversarial by Ankara.

Turkish drone strike kills one in Hasaka: Monitor


September 2, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Erbil, Kurdistan Region.

One person is dead after a suspected Turkish drone targeted a vehicle on the outskirts of Hasaka in northeast Syria (Rojava) on Saturday, a local war monitor reported.