Archive for the ‘Eurasia News’ Category

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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Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to support Syria in fight against terrorism

Friday, March 16, 2018 Comments Off

Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to continue supporting Syria in the fight against terrorism and the political settlement of the crisis in the country. Lavrov made his remarks during a press conference of the foreign ministers of the guarantor states of the cessation of hostilities in Astana […]

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Macron, Trump discuss Syria, N. Korea

Friday, March 9, 2018 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday discussed with his US counterpart Donald Trump by phone the situations in Syria and North Korea, and the looming trade dispute over US steel and aluminium tariffs. On the ongoing Syrian conflict, the French leader highlighted “the necessity of clear action to avoid the pursuit of a humanitarian disaster” […]

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Libyan PM urges army unification for national security

Friday, March 9, 2018 Comments Off

Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj said on Saturday that the unification of the army is crucial for the security of the country. Serraj made the remarks during his meeting with the government’s military dialogue committee on the unification of the army. “The unification of the military institution is absolutely necessary to secure the borders […]

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Libyan gov’t to form military force to secure southern Libya

Friday, March 9, 2018 Comments Off

Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Sunday announced formation of a military force to secure southern Libya, which is witnessing tribal clashes for days. Serraj made his announcement during a meeting with military officials to discuss the situation in southern Libya.

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Mogherini, Grandi discuss Syria, Rohingya in Brussels meeting

Friday, March 9, 2018 Comments Off

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met in Brussels Monday with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and discussed the situation in Syria, including Ghouta, Libya and of the Rohingya refugees. A press release by Mogherini’s office said she discussed in the meeting the second Brussels Conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and […]

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Egyptian army says 105 terrorists killed in major anti-terror operation

Friday, March 9, 2018 Comments Off

The Egyptian military announced on Thursday that 16 army personnel and 105 terrorists were killed since the country’s anti-terror military operation began a month ago in Sinai Peninsula. The military spokesman Tamer al-Refaay told reporters that 19 army men have been injured and receiving medical treatment during the comprehensive military operation.

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Sudan proposes joint-military force with Egypt to protect borders

Friday, March 9, 2018 Comments Off

Sudan’s ambassador to Egypt, Abdel Mahmoud Abdel Halim, revealed on Thursday that Sudan has various agreements to be implemented with Egypt and Saudi Arabia, pointing out that his country proposed to Egypt to establish a joint force to protect the border between the two countries. The Sudanese ambassador’s statements came during a press conference at […]

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Algeria calls for combined Arab action to defeat terrorism

Friday, March 9, 2018 Comments Off

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday urged Arab countries to combine their efforts to eradicate terrorism amid critical circumstances that the region is going through. “The challenges are obvious, and Arab security cooperation must be strengthened,” he said in a message at the opening ceremony of the 35th Arab Interior Ministers Council (AIMC) in Algiers, […]

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Arab states discuss security threats in Algeria

Friday, March 9, 2018 Comments Off

The 35th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of the Interior kicked off in Algiers on Wednesday, as participants are tackling security threats and the fight against crimes, in addition to illegal migration. Arab interior ministers are focusing on cooperation to deal with challenges threatening the region, including terrorism, trans-border criminality, violent extremism, illegal […]

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US pushes UN to consider arms embargo on South Sudan

Friday, March 9, 2018 Comments Off

The United States on Wednesday circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution that threatens to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and to take “all appropriate measures” against those blocking peace efforts. The draft text obtained by AFP demands an end to four years of fighting in South Sudan and urges the warring sides […]

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Egypt says 16 troops killed in month-old offensive

Friday, March 9, 2018 Comments Off

Egypt’s military says 16 troops have been killed and 19 wounded since a wide-scale operation against Islamic militants was launched a month ago. Army spokesperson Colonel Tamer al-Rifai said on Thursday that 105 militants have been killed and that more than 2 800 people have been arrested, with many later released.

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Iraq militia turns to reconstruction post-Daesh

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Comments Off

Three months ago, Ibrahim Ali was using his digger to smash down defensive embankments built by Daesh group militants in northern Iraq. But after years of digging for victory, he and his comrades have now turned their skills to civilian use: gouging out irrigation channels for farmers in the southern province of Basra. “What I’m […]

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Tillerson says China ‘encourages dependency’ in Africa

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Comments Off

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China’s approach to development in Africa “encourages dependency” that undermines its sovereignty and risks its stability. Tillerson is speaking about US -Africa relations at George Mason University before departing on his first official trip to the continent. He says Chinese investment can help Africa solve

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Morocco military cooperation deal with Czech Republic

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Comments Off

Following royal instructions, Abdellatif Loudiyi, Minister-Delegate for National Defense, received the Czech Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Martin Tlapa, on Monday, March 5. According to the National Defense Administration, the two officials exchanged views on methods for strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the field of national defense.

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FATCA: Morocco Joins Others in a Fiscal Agreement with the United States

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Comments Off

On february 21st, the Minister of Communications and Spokesman of the Government, Mustapha El-Khalfi, announced Morocco’s decision to sign on to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

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Abdrakhmanov: Guarantor states’ foreign ministers will adopt joint statement on future of solving Syrian crisis

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Comments Off

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov announced that the guarantor states of the cessation of hostilities agreement, namely Iran, Russia and Turkey, are about to adopt a joint statement during the meeting of their foreign ministers to be held on March 16th that would include the future of solving the crisis in Syria.

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Iran rejects French FM’s calls for curbing its missile program

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Comments Off

Iran has rejected French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s request for curbing its missile program after a day of tense discussions in Tehran on Monday aimed at salvaging the historic nuclear deal.

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Iran, Russia talk on Sukhoi passenger planes purchase

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Comments Off

Iranian and Russian officials during a recent joint economic commission meeting in Moscow, have discussed joining the Russian-made Sukhoi Super Jet 100 passenger planes into Iran’s air fleet, said a Russian minister.

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NATO Secretary-General commends Jordan’s role in defeating Daesh

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Comments Off

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg praised Jordan’s role in the fight against Daesh, stressing that Jordan played a key role in defeating the terrorist group.

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King, NATO chief discuss ties, regional crises

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Comments Off

His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Tuesday, received NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and discussed with him ways to boost cooperation and the latest developments in the Middle East region.

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German official calls on Turkey to withdraw from Afrin

Friday, February 23, 2018 Comments Off

Jürgen Hardt, Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) foreign relations spokesperson, has called on Turkey to halt its attack and withdraw its troops from the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northwest of Syria.

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Washington reiterates support for Baghdad in face of terrorism

Friday, February 23, 2018 Comments Off

US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Robert Karem reiterated on Wednesday his country’s support for Iraq in the face of security challenges. This came during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi today, a government statement said.

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US Central: 195 civilians killed last month in IS strikes in Syria, Iraq

Friday, February 23, 2018 Comments Off

Last month coalition strikes in Iraq and Syria against so-called Islamic State terrorists killed 195 civilians, rising the total number of possible civilian deaths to 601, according to the latest figures released by US Central Command on Thursday. “In the month of January, CJTF-OIR carried over 406 open reports of possible civilian casualties from previous […]

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Egypt calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta

Friday, February 23, 2018 Comments Off

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry called Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, to allow delivery of desperately needed humanitarian aid and evacuation of critically wounded people. In a press statement, the ministry condemned the bombardment and shelling of civilian targets in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus and other parts of Syria.

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