Archive for the ‘Eurasia’ Category

Tunisia vows to “revenge” following attack against security agents

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

The Tunisian government vowed to revenge on Sunday after a “terrorist” attack on a border security station in northwest Tunisia killed at least nine members of security forces. “We promise a quick and effective response and we will get our revenge,” Tunisian Interior Minister Ghazi Jeribi said.

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EU Parliament chief begins visit to Libya

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani Monday stressed that the European Union (EU) must speak with one voice on Libya and that all efforts should support the reconstruction of Tripoli so that it becomes a strong partner. “The European Parliament stands by the Libyan people, who deserve peace, stability, democracy and prosperity,” said Tajani at the […]

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Algeria condemns terrorist attack in Tunisia

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Comments Off

Algeria on Sunday condemned the terrorist attack that killed at least nine Tunisian security officers, and expressed its solidarity with Tunisian authorities in their fight against the scourge of terrorism. “Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attack that targeted Sunday a patrol of the Tunisian National Guard in the province of Jendouba,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Abdelaziz […]

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Iran, Russia rap UN for failing to mentions US violations in report on JCPOA

Thursday, June 28, 2018 Comments Off

Iran and Russia have sharply criticized the UN Secretariat for failing to address the US’s brazen violations of international law and bringing up, instead, irrelevant issues in its latest assessment of the situation surrounding the 2015 nuclear deal following Washington’s withdrawal.

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BACK TO FOUR FLAGS … AND MORE?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Comments Off

The Kurds: POST-DAESH and beyond   Not long ago, developments in the Middle East seemed to bring closer to reality the idea of a Kurdish state entity, with Kurdish influence increasing due to their military successes against Daesh and in the context of the prolonged conflicts in Iraq and Syria. However, the Middle East is […]

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Libyan army to hand over oil crescent region to eastern interim government

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Comments Off

The eastern-based Libyan army said Monday that it will hand over the oil crescent region to the National Oil Corporation of the eastern-based interim government. The army spokesman Ahmed Mismari told a news conference in the eastern city of Benghazi that the army commander Khalifa Haftar made the decision to hand over the oil ports […]

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Egypt, Greece, Cyprus hold joint military drill along Mediterranean coast

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Comments Off

Naval and air forces of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus began a joint military drill on Monday along Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, the Egyptian army said. The exercise, dubbed “Medusa 6,” came as part of the effort to boost the “distinguished relations” among the three countries, the army said in a statement.

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Egypt Supports Efforts to Form Strong National Iraqi Government

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Comments Off

Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has affirmed that Egypt supports efforts to form a strong national Iraqi government that represents all Iraqis. During his meeting with Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi, Sisi welcomed political talks carried out by Iraqi blocs and stressed that Egypt backs any outcome.

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Africa is home to over 10k jihadists, Morocco FM says

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Comments Off

Africa is home to more than 10 000 jihadists from the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Morocco’s foreign minister told a meeting of the US-led coalition on Tuesday. “Within the framework of the evolution of the strategy of Daesh (ISIS), Africa is among the most targeted zones” whose vulnerabilities are “exploited […]

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Zarif: Europe has guaranteed Iran’s oil sale

Monday, June 25, 2018 Comments Off

Iran’s top diplomat said on Sunday Europe has guaranteed that the country will be able to sell its crude following US withdrawal from the nuclear deal and re-imposition of sanctions against Tehran.

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President Rouhani congratulates Turkish counterpart on re-election

Monday, June 25, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his re-election as president of Turkey.

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Mogherini: EU would guarantee nuclear deal implementation

Monday, June 18, 2018 Comments Off

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the European Union will continue supporting the 2015 nuclear deal… In her speech at the European Parliament, she said that …it is essential for the EU’s security and for the security in the region to continue implementing the agreement, and the EU would guarantee this, regardless […]

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Libyan army calls on displaced people to return Darna

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

The Libyan eastern-based army on Sunday urged the displaced people of the eastern city of Darna to return after their homes have been secured. “The commander of the army’s operations chamber, General Abdussalam al-Hassi, called upon all the residents of Darna who were displaced during the military operations to return to their homes after being […]

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US issues new sanctions on Russian entities over cyberattacks

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

The United States has issued fresh sanctions against Russian entities over malicious cyber activities including providing material and technological support to Russia’s intelligence service, the U.S. Treasury announced Monday. The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on five Russian firms and three of their executives under legislation passed last year and an executive order […]

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US urges regional governments to block South Sudan war money

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

A US Treasury official is urging East African governments to tighten the loopholes that allow illicit money from war-torn South Sudan to cross into regional capitals. Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker said in Uganda on Monday that authorities in countries like neighbouring Uganda must make it clear that “corrupt money is […]

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NATO eastern allies call for increased naval, air presence on eastern flank

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

The nine member countries on NATO’s eastern flank, the so-called ‘Bucharest Nine’, want the increased presence of that alliance in their region, Polish President Andrzej Duda announced after the group met in Warsaw yesterday, Friday. The Group, which comprises the three Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Visegrád countries of the Czech Republic, […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

New Pro-ISIS Posters Threaten Trump And New York City On June 4, 2018, Islamic State (ISIS) supporters on Telegram released two new digitally created posters threatening the U.S and President Donald Trump. ISIS supporters and media operatives release threatening posters daily as part of their media war efforts. ISIS Weekly Praises Liege Attack, Says Attacker […]

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Middle east events and news

Monday, June 11, 2018 Comments Off

EXCLUSIVE: In Video, Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri Calls Upon ‎Mujahideen In Palestine To Export Their Jihad Globally ‎ On June 6, 2018, Al-Qaeda media wing Al-Sahab released a 15-minute video recording by the group’s leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in which he calls upon Palestinians to transform their jihad from a local and constrained one to a […]

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EU urges Mali ‘restraint’ after opposition protest crackdown

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union urged Mali’s government on Monday to respect “freedom of expression” and “show restraint” after dozens of people were hurt in banned opposition protests two months ahead of presidential elections. “The EU stresses the importance of the respect of fundamental freedoms, and in particular the freedom of expression, during election time,” the European […]

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Libya strongman says victory near against Derna jihadists

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said on Monday that victory was near for his forces in Derna, the eastern city held by jihadists since the 2011 armed uprising. Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army launched an offensive on May 7 to “liberate” the coastal city, home to about 150 000 people and held by hardline fighters […]

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US says airstrike in Somalia kills 27 al-Shabaab extremists

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Comments Off

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in northern Somalia that killed 27 al-Shabaab extremists. The statement issued on Monday by the US Africa command said it assesses that no civilians were killed in the attack on Sunday

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EU confirms Iran enrichment plan not in nuclear deal violation

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Comments Off

A spokeswoman for the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday that Iran’s decision did not constitute a breach of the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “However, at this particularly critical juncture, they will not contribute to build confidence in the nature of the Iranian […]

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Romania to receive new ballistic missile defense units in support of Patriot system

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off

Romania is set to receive new ballistic missile defense units as part of US foreign military sales. A $395 million contract modification enables Raytheon IDS to produce a phased array tracking on radar to intercept option fire unit in support of the PATRIOT system. Phased array radar systems are used to scan, identify and track […]

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EU condemns Syria’s decision to make ties with Georgian breakaway regions

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off

The European Union condemned Tuesday the decision of the Syrian regime to establish diplomatic relations with the “Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.” The move “violates international law and the principle of territorial integrity as defined by the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” said Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU […]

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Iran attends St Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off

The 22nd St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) started work on Thursday in the Russian port city with Iranian representatives in attendance.

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EU moves to use euro in dealings with Iran: Salehi

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off

Ali Akbar Salehi, director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, announced on Saturday that the European Union had made proposals and also taken initial steps to use euro in transactions with Iran.

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Russia: U.S. demands to Iran ‘totally unacceptable’

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Comments Off

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday the U.S. has put forward totally unacceptable demands to Iran, criticizing the U.S. government for its policy of “ultimatums” and “threats” towards Iran.

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Europeans reject US list of demands from Iran

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Comments Off

European officials criticized US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for demanding dramatic changes in Iran’s foreign and nuclear policies, with European Union top diplomat rejecting any alternative to the 2015 nuclear agreement. The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Monday there was “no alternative” to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after Pompeo […]

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Iraqi forces arrest 13 IS members in Mosul

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Comments Off

Up to 13 Islamic State (IS) militants were arrested Monday in their former stronghold of Mosul, a police chief was quoted as saying. “Nineveh police arrested the 13 militants upon accurate intelligence data in al-Entisar, Judaydat al-Mufti and al-Nour districts in Mosul’s eastern side,” Baghdad Today website quoted Nineveh Police Chief Brig. Gen. Hamad Nems […]

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Tension Rises on Morocco-Algeria Border as Polisario Militants Launch Military Exercises

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Comments Off

Tension has returned to the Moroccan-Algerian borders after militants from the Polisario Front launched maneuvers and parades, with the participation of Algerian officers and experts, in the Tifariti, region east of Morocco’s defense wall. Tifariti is located on the Moroccan side of the border with Algeria. Morocco withdrew its military forces from the region in […]

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Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt hold talks on Libya

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Comments Off

The tripartite ministerial meeting on Libya kicked off on Monday in Algiers, and foreign ministers of Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt discussed the developments in the conflict-ridden Libya. Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel, his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry and Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui are expected to discuss the holding of a referendum on a new constitution […]

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JCPOA joint commission to convene on Friday to assess U.S. nuclear deal exit

Monday, May 21, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday that a meeting of the joint commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will take place in Vienna on Friday to discuss the U.S. exit from the multilateral nuclear agreement.

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EU to launch legal process to prevent US bans from affecting businesses in Iran

Friday, May 18, 2018 Comments Off

The European Commission is set to launch a legal process based on a powerful law to block American sanctions against Iran as European Union powers mobilize to save the landmark 2015 nuclear deal following Washington’s unilateral pullout.

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EU tells Iran it will try to protect firms from U.S. sanctions

Friday, May 18, 2018 Comments Off

Tehran is being given assurances that European governments will seek to protect companies doing business in Iran from renewed U.S. sanctions, as foreign ministers prepare to meet in Brussels to salvage the nuclear deal.

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Turkey, Israel expel envoys as ties sour over Gaza bloodshed

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Comments Off

Turkey and Israel have expelled their envoys amid growing tensions between the two sides over the killing of dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip at the hands of the Tel Aviv regime’s forces.

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