Libya Accident Kills 4 Greek Rescue Team Members: Ministry

Sept 17, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Four members of a Greek rescue team sent to Libya after the devastating floods that hit Derna were killed in a road accident on Sunday, a Libyan minister said.

ICRC sends 5,000 body bags, aid to flood-hit Libya, says 10,000 still missing


Sept 17, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has sent aid and 5,000 body bags to flood-stricken Libya, where 10,000 people are still missing in the wake of hurricane-strength Storm Daniel.

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.

EU Chief to visit Lampedusa with Italian PM amid surging migrant arrivals


Sept 16, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The sharp increase in arrivals has reignited the debate over the distribution of responsibility among European nations for hosting asylum seekers

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.

Turkey suggests four-party meeting on Karabakh to Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia


According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it is Turkish priority "to hold trilateral talks as planned earlier"

Sept 16, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that he had offered to Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia to hold a top-level four-party meeting on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.

Bulgaria's Vice President Iliiana Iotova talks with Albania about the Bulgarian minority


Sept 16, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Bulgaria stands fully behind the European future of Albania, which is an important factor for the security and stability not only of the region, but of the whole of Europe, Bulgaria’s Vice President Iliana Iotova said during her visit to Tirana on September 15.

Flooding death toll soars to 11,300 in Libya's coastal city of Derna, aid group says


Sept 15, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The death toll in Libya's coastal city of Derna has soared to 11,300 as search efforts continue following a massive flood fed by the breaching of two dams in heavy rains, the Libyan Red Crescent said Thursday.