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France concerned by rising violence in CAR

Monday, April 30, 2018 Comments Off

France on Wednesday expressed concern at the spike in violence in Central African Republic (CAR) which has been marred by ethnic violence and also attacks against international peacekeeping forces. France has a small military contingent in CAR, mainly to protect French residents but it also offers support and advice to mainly African UN peace-keepers who […]

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France says 3 jihadists killed in Mali clash

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Comments Off

A clash between French soldiers and an armed jihadist group in northwest Mali left three “terrorists” dead, Paris said on Thursday, while local media reported injuries among French special forces. The three were “neutralised” in a confrontation near the village of Goudam, west of Timbuktu, on the 21st of April, French army spokesman Colonel William […]

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Bulgaria supports NATO accession talks with Bosnia, Macedonia, Georgia

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Comments Off

Speaking at the North Atlantic Council in Foreign Ministers’ session in Brussels on Friday, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said Bulgaria supports NATO’s open door policy and believes that it is time to put under way the Membership Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Georgia.

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Algeria, Mali express desire to increase energy cooperation

Friday, April 27, 2018 Comments Off

Algeria and Mali expressed the desire to boost cooperation in the field of hydrocarbons, said the Algerian Ministry of Energy in a statement on Tuesday. Malian Minister of Mines and Petroleum Tiemoko Sangare hailed the experience of Algeria in the field of hydrocarbons and expressed desire for more intense cooperation, said the statement their

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UN urges Malians to implement peace accord to ensure successful elections

Friday, April 27, 2018 Comments Off

A United Nations official on Wednesday urged parties concerned in Mali to implement the 2015 peace accord in order to ensure successful elections this year. “The peace process is complex, but it is time to move from promises to action to meet agreed deadlines,” Mahamat Saleh Annadif, special representative of the UN Secretary-General and head […]

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Iraqi PM says will continue airstrikes without intervention in Syrian affairs

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Comments Off

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has denied intentions to intervene within Syrian affairs, saying airstrikes against Islamic State will continue. In his weekly speech, Abadi said, “we don’t want to intervene within Syrian affairs. The Syrian people should have self-determination.”

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Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia discuss Balkans

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Comments Off

On Tuesday (April 24) afternoon, Alexis Tsipras will be in Bucharest to participate in the 3rd high-level quadrilateral meeting of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. The co-ordination of the four states ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit that will be held in Sofia, the capital of the EU’s presiding country, Bulgaria for the first half […]

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Macron: US should stay in JCPOA as long as there is no better option

Monday, April 23, 2018 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron said he has no “plan B” for the Iran nuclear deal and that the United States should stay in the agreement as long as there is no better option. He made the remarks in a Fox News interview on Sunday, the day before he arrives in Washington for a three-day state […]

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United States says Moscow is working with Damascus to block chemical inspections in Syria

Saturday, April 21, 2018 Comments Off

US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert affirmed on Thursday that “it is now twelve days” since a Damascus suburb was attacked with chemical weapons, while inspectors from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have yet to be allowed to enter the site although they have been waiting in Syria since Saturday. Nauert […]

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US says it has proof Syrian government responsible for chemical attack

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

The United States has blamed the Syrian government for a deadly chemical weapons attack this month and slammed Russia for failing to stop its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, as Western allies considered military strikes on Syria. While the prospect of US-led military action that could lead to a confrontation with Russia hung over the Middle […]

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Egypt, UAE hold joint military training exercise in Red Sea

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched a joint military training exercise off Egypt’s eastern shores dubbed Khalifa 3, Egypt’s armed forces said in a statement on Tuesday. Naval and air forces of the two countries will take part in the multi-day exercise at a Red Sea base in Egyptian territorial waters, Egyptian military […]

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UN to ask Canada for sending helicopters to Mali sooner

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

The United Nations is in talks with Canada on speeding up the deployment of six helicopters to shore up its peacekeeping force in Mali, a UN envoy said on Wednesday. Mahamat Saleh Annadif said Canada will send the helicopters in August but that the mission needs them in June, when Germany pulls out of the […]

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Somalia to halt UAE funding for troops as relations sour

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Comments Off

As relations with the United Arab Emirates sour over the seizure of millions of dollars in cash, Somalia announced on Wednesday it would end UAE funding for its armed forces. Defence Minister Mohamed Mursal’s comments to reporters came shortly after the UAE condemned what it called an “illegal” move by Somalia to seize $9.6m from […]

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Trump tells Russia to prepare for US missiles

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Comments Off

US President Donald Trump warned Russia Wednesday to brace for American engagement in Syria after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’” Trump said on Twitter. “You shouldn’t be […]

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New military operation to combat IS launched by Libya’s Presidential Council

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Comments Off

The Presidential Council of Libya in Tripoli has announced the launch of a new military operation under the name Asifat Al-Wattan (The Nation’s Storm), which it says will be targeting terrorists across Libya. The PC Head’s spokesman, Mohammed El Sallak, announced on Monday in a presser the kickoff of the military operation, which he said […]

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257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria’s worst air disaster

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Comments Off

Algeria suffered its deadliest ever air catastrophe on Wednesday when a military plane crashed near the capital, killing 257 people on board, mostly army personnel and their family members, officials said. An AFP photographer at the scene saw the charred wreckage of the plane after it caught fire in a field near the Boufarik airbase, […]

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19 killed in clashes between UN and militia in CAR capital

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Comments Off

The Central African Republic, one of the world’s poorest and most unstable countries, was rocked on Wednesday after 19 people, including a UN soldier, were killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between peacekeepers and militias in a flashpoint Muslim enclave of the capital. Bangui’s bloodiest flareup in two years brought hundreds of angry […]

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Putin to Moscow International Security Conference: Despite its defeat, Daesh retains its destructive potential

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Comments Off

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that despite its military defeat, Daesh (ISIS) retains its significant destructive potential, as it can change its tactics and launch attacks in different countries and regions in the world. In a message to the participants in the 7th Moscow International Security Conference, which kicked off on Wednesday with the participation […]

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Russia expected to invest over $50b in developing Iran’s oil, gas fields

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Comments Off

Russian companies are expected to invest over $50 billion in development of oil and gas fields in Iran, Tass reported quoting Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov as saying on Monday.

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Erdogan to host Syria summit with Rouhani, Putin on April 4

Monday, April 2, 2018 Comments Off

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host a trilateral summit on Syria on April 4 with the participation of his Iranian and Russian counterparts Hassan Rouhani and Vladimir Putin, the Turkish Presidential Press Office said in a statement on March 31.

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U.S. delegation to visit Erbil, Baghdad to agree redeploying Kurdish troops in disputed regions

Friday, March 23, 2018 Comments Off

The spokesperson for the Arab tribes in Nineveh has disclosed news about a visit by a delegation from U.S. to each of Baghdad and Erbil to agree on the redeployment of the Kurdish troops in disputed regions. “U.S. delegation will visit Baghdad and Erbil next week to discuss redeploying of Peshmerga troops, along with federal […]

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Iraq denounces Turkish strikes on Kurdistan

Friday, March 23, 2018 Comments Off

Iraq on Thursday denounced Turkish airstrikes on anti-Ankara, Kurdish fighters’ locations in the north of the country that left a number of civilians dead. In a statement, the foreign ministry spokesperson, Ahmed Mahgoub, said “The Iraqi foreign ministry denounces the continuation of aggressions and transgressions upon Iraqi borders by the Turkish

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EU President expresses concern over Turkey arirstrikes in Kurdistan

Friday, March 23, 2018 Comments Off

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani on Thursday called on Turkey to abide by international law following news of Turkish airstrikes killing four civilians in the Kurdistan Region’s border areas. According to residents and local activists, overnight Turkish airstrikes killed four civilians camping in rural areas as part of Newroz celebrations in the Choman […]

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Turkish warplane crashes in Central Anatolia

Friday, March 23, 2018 Comments Off

Turkish F-16 warplane on Thursday night crashed in the Central Anatolian province of Nevsehir, some 260 kilometers (161 miles) southeast of capital Ankara. The Turkish army’s General Staff said in a statement that the aircraft went down due to unknown reasons during a training flight.

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Canada to send peacekeepers to Mali

Friday, March 23, 2018 Comments Off

Canada will be dispatching an aviation task force to the troubled West African nation of Mali as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission, a senior government official said Friday. The government source said the task force will be in Mali for up to 12 months and an official announcement on the deployment will be […]

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Egypt FM visits India

Friday, March 23, 2018 Comments Off

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed for India on Wednesday to lead Egypt’s delegation in the seventh round of the joint committee between the two countries. In an official statement, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said the joint committee will commence its meetings on Thursday, followed by ministerial level meetings on Friday.

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UN presses on with bid to restart Western Sahara talks

Friday, March 23, 2018 Comments Off

The UN Security Council on Wednesday told the peace envoy for Western Sahara to press on with talks on relaunching negotiations to settle the dispute over the North African territory. Horst Koehler met with the council behind closed doors to report on his meetings with representatives from Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania as well as the Polisario […]

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Bucharest hosts NATO eastern-flank defence ministers meeting

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Comments Off

Defence Ministers of Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia held a meeting in Bucharest. These nine NATO eastern-flank countries form a group known as the Bucharest Nine, or B9. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg recently told public broadcaster Polish Radio that there is no time limit for the presence of […]

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Romania, Bulgaria, Greece FMs discuss regional cooperation

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Comments Off

The meeting of foreign ministers of the Romania-Bulgaria-Greece trilateral cooperation format represented an opportunity to strengthen the European project, Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said on Monday. “Our meeting was an opportunity to reconfirm the shared will of the three countries regarding the boosting of political dialogue in this trilateral format and assuming the commitment […]

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Libyan military officials discuss unity and sovereignty

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Comments Off

Libyan military officers representing the army of Libyan General Khalifa Haftar and the Al-Sirraj government agreed on Tuesday during meetings in Cairo on the importance of preserving the unity and sovereignty of the Libyan state, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported. The meetings, which started on Friday, were hosted by the Egyptian committee on Libyan affairs, […]

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Sarkozy taken in French police custody over 2007 financing from Libya

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Comments Off

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody on Tuesday for questioning over suspected Libyan financing of his 2007 election campaign, a source close to the inquiry said. Sarkozy, 63, had until now refused to respond to a summons for questioning in the case, which drew heightened scrutiny last November when a businessman […]

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AU ready to propose solutions for Western Sahara conflict

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Comments Off

The President of the African Union (AU) and Chadian Commission, Moussa Faki, has announced that the AU is ready to draft a proposal for the resolution of the conflict in Western Sahara. The announcement follows a three-day visit to Algeria, against which Morocco spoke out, where the AU is looking to lead a more active […]

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NATO’s Alvargonzález visits Algeria to increase cooperation

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Comments Off

NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Alejandro Alvargonzález, paid an official visit to Algeria on 19 and 20 March 2018 in the framework of the Alliance’s Mediterranean Dialogue.

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Egypt: At least 36 Islamic militants killed in Sinai battle

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Comments Off

Egypt’s military says four troops and 36 Islamic militants have died in the past five days of fighting in the restive Sinai Peninsula. Monday’s statement says one officer was among the four killed army personnel. It also says that eight soldiers were wounded, including two officers.

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Egypt, Sudan presidents agree to patch up differences

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Comments Off

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hosted his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir for talks in Cairo on Monday, with the pair pledging to boost cooperation after tensions between their neighbouring countries. Bashir’s visit comes two weeks after the reinstatement of Sudan’s ambassador to Cairo following his recall to Khartoum in January.

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