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

January 21 - Turkish top diplomat meets Hamas leader Haniyeh to discuss Gaza ceasefire


Immediate establishment of Gaza ceasefire, increasing humanitarian aid, releasing hostages, 2-state solution addressed

Jan 21, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Turkey's Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan met with Hamas’ political bureau chief, Ismail Haniyeh, according to Turkish diplomatic sources.

January 18 - Libyan delegation expected in Beirut over Hannibal Gaddafi case


Jan 18, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

A delegation from the Ministry of Justice of the Government of National Unity will soon travel to Beirut to meet with Lebanese counterparts and the committee overseeing the case of Hannibal Gaddafi,

January 15 - In Just Few Years, Houthi Possesses Impressive Array of Anti-Ship Missiles


Jan 15, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

In recent weeks, the Houthi armed group has reportedly launched anti-ship missiles and anti-ship ballistic missile targeting international merchant vessels purportedly en route to ports in Israel.


January 13 – New strike hits Houthi-held Yemen port city: Sources


Jan 13, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


A new strike hit the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Saturday following rocket fire by Iran-backed Houthis, security sources said.

January 13 – Houthi rebels vowing to retaliate for US-UK strikes possess significant military arsenal


Ballistic missiles the Houthis call Typhoon 

Jan 13, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Yemen's Houthi rebels, who vowed to retaliate against US and British strikes early Friday against key military sites, have built up a significant arsenal, including cruise missiles and drones.

Egypt voices concern over airstrikes in Yemen, warns of expansion of conflict


Jan 12, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Egypt has expressed its concern over the escalation of military operations in the Red Sea region following the airstrikes carried out by US and British forces in Yemen.

Israeli FM slams Turkey’s Erdogan for genocide after Turkey backs South Africa’s ICJ case


Jan 12, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Foreign Minister Israel Katz slammed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in an X, formerly Twitter, post on Friday afternoon, as Turkey backed South Africa’s accusations of genocide at the International Court of Justice, the Jerusalem Post reports.

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 10 – 'The people of Israel do not want war': Israeli First Lady Michal Herzog


Jan 10, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

 In an interview with FRANCE 24, the wife of Israeli President Isaac Herzog reacted to the ongoing war in Gaza and Hamas's October 7 atrocities. 

Jan 9 - Palestinian Factions Claim to Down Israeli Intelligence Drone in Khan Yunis


Jan 9, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


 Palestinian factions announced today that they have downed an Israeli intelligence drone over Khan Yunis. This development comes amidst heightened tensions in the region.


No cooperation between Egypt, Israel on Philadelphia axis, official source


Jan 8, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


 An official source denied what media reports claimed about any Egyptian-Israeli cooperation regarding the Salah al-Din/ (Philadelphia) axis, stressing that such reports are completely untrue, al Qahera news channel reported on Monday.

Expert says U.S. urges Israel to learn from Iraq's lesson in its war on Gaza


Jan 7, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Just over a week after Oct. 7, while Israel was still reeling from one of the worst security failures in its history, U.S. President Joe Biden landed in Tel Aviv with a warning: Don’t repeat America’s mistakes.

Houthis urge ships sailing through Bab-el-Mandeb to declare non-connection with Israel


Jan 7, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

A member of the Houthi Supreme Political Council, has said that the ship sailing through Bab-el-Mandeb Strait have to declare that they have no connection with Israel.

Iraq works to permanently end US-led coalition presence


Jan 6, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Iraq is working to establish a bilateral committee to end the presence of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the country, its prime minister said on Friday while condemning a deadly American drone strike on a pro-Iran militia in Baghdad the previous day. 

Israel, Hezbollah exchange fire across border as fears of Gaza war spillover grow


This photograph taken on January 5, 2024 from the southern Lebanese village of Dhayra along the Israeli border, shows buildings in the Lebanese town of Tair Harfa as smoke billows over northern Israel. (AFP)


Jan 6, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah group said on Saturday it had fired rockets at Israel and its arch-foe said it had struck a “terrorist cell” in retaliation, as top US and EU diplomats visited the region to seek ways to halt spillover from the war.

US Navy gives positive briefing on ‘Prosperity Guardian’, yet Houthis appear undeterred

Jan 5, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


In a video press conference on 4 January 2024 Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, commander of US Naval Forces Central Command, US 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), gave a positive assessment of Operation ‘Prosperity Guardian’, which was launched by the US military to protect merchant ships in the Red Sea region.

US Preparing for Expansion of Gaza Conflict: What if ‘Houthis’ Sank A Ship?!


Jan 5, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The White House is worried that the conflict in Gaza could expand to other parts of the Middle East and is drawing up plans for a possible US response if that happens, Politico has reported, citing informed officials.

Drone strikes Harir Air Base, damages unknown


Jan 5, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


An unidentified, one-way attack drone struck Harir Air Base northeast of Erbil at 4:29 p.m. and caused an explosion, with possible damages and casualties unknown at this time, according to the Kurdistan Region Counter Terrorism Directorate (CTD).

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.