Archive for July, 2013
As recently as March 2013, Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu, invoked the legacy of the Ottoman Empire and nostalgically spoke of the time when Yemen and Skopje were part of the same country.[i]This denoted a feeling of power and influence which the Turkish government was experiencing at the time, in spite of the recent […]
The United States opposes arbitrary arrests and detentions, and believes that those in Egypt who have been arrested and not charged should be released, White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Wednesday.
Former Malian Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubakar Keita maintains the lead over former Finance Minister Soumaila Cisse, an administrator said. Mali held the first round of presidential elections Sunday.
Montenegrin Foreign minister Igor Luksic said that Podgorica will upgrade diplomatic relations with Pristina by the end of the year but no Montenegrin ambassador to Kosovo will be appointed yet.
The US Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, Marcie Ries, has held a meeting with the Speaker of the Bulgarian Parliament, Mihail Mikov. The news was reported by the
UN inspectors will go to Syria to investigate three sites where chemical weapons attacks have been reported, the United Nations said Wednesday.
Protests erupted Wednesday in southeast India a day after the national ruling coalition approved the creation of a new state, leading to hundreds of arrests, police and reports said. Protests were staged in the coastal and southern regions of Andhra Pradesh
Romania, the IMF and the EU have reached agreement on a new, two-year deal that will give the Balkan country access to a 4.0-billion-euro credit line.
Turkey has decided to freeze a number of bilateral agreements with Egypt in the fields of transport, education and health care. In addition, Turkey has suspended deliveries of Turkey-made ANKA unmanned aerial vehicles to Egypt.
Nigeria will Wednesday begin withdrawal of some of its troops from Mali because they are needed back home, where the country is battling a deadly Islamist insurgency. t was not clear how many troops would be pulled from
Macedonia remains firmly engaged to its aspirations for NATO membership and it meets all objective criteria for the accession in the organisation, said Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov after meeting
Pakistan on Tuesday elected businessman Mamnoon Hussain as its 12th president, state TV said, to replace
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hosted a key meeting on the Syrian crisis on Tuesday with high-ranking Turkish officials at the prime ministry residence,
Pakistani lawmakers on Tuesday began voting for a new president, marking an end to the five-year term of outgoing Asif Ali Zardari whose party lost May’s general elections.
Bulgaria is strongly committed to signing a good-neighbor agreement with Macedonia and is negotiating to settle the matters that still exist in the bilateral relations, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin has said.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday called for an end to violence in Egypt and for the release of deposed president Mohammed Morsi and other political prisoners, who are mainly from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots regarding the island’s future are due to resume in October, the United Nations indicated on Tuesday.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met Egypt’s ousted Islamist president on Tuesday, saying he was “well,” but the country’s political crisis seemed no closer to resolution despite her efforts.
A meeting of the UN Security Council where a report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the situation in Kosovo will be presented will be held on August 28. Ban stated in his regular quarterly report for the period between April 23 and
Syria’s state media said Monday that Syrian government troops regained full control of the strategic al-Khalidieh
Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the attack in Pakistan’s Parachinar town which killed 57 people on July 26, Saturday. “We wish God’s mercy for those who lost their lives in the reprehensible attacks organized in
People across Mali cast ballots yesterday in the country’s first presidential vote after more than a year of turmoil under a provisional, unelected government.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski has reiterated his country’s support for Macedonia’s efforts to join NATO and the European Union.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will hold talks in Egypt after a violent weekend claimed more than 80 lives there. Egypt’s interim government announced that Ashton would meet
Protests against Bulgaria’s socialist-led government have entered their 46th day as a group of demonstrators left water melons in front of the parliament on Sunday. Thousands of people who are organized on the social media gathered in front of the building of the Council
Dozens of houses and offices in the border district of Ceylanpinar, province of Sanliurfa, have repeatedly been hit by shells and
The clashes between the Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi this weekend killed 80 people.
EULEX’s mandate after June 2014 will be determined by EU states in close cooperation with Kosovo authorities, based on a joint assessment of the situation. EULEX Spokeswoman Irina Gudeljevic said.
Turkish President Gül urges the parties in Egypt to step back from the brink of massive violence and find compromise following the July 3 coup. Conflict between pro- and anti-Morsi groups in Egypt could spread out of control and give birth to chaos in the
Introducere Politica externă a Federaţiei Ruse a fost întotdeauna structurată pe cinci mari linii directoare de acţiune, dintre care două, de altfel şi cele mai vizibile în ultimii douăzeci de ani, vizează relaţia cu Occidentul: Statele Unite ale Americii şi Uniunea Europeană. Celelalte trei direcţii au ca ţintă Asia de Est/Orientul Îndepărtat, în principal China, […]
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicijus met Thursday with Serbia’s top officials in capital Belgrade, expressing his country’s support for the opening of the formal accession negotiations with the EU.
Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliyev received Ambassador Philippe Lefort, European Union (EU) Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia.
The Kosovo assembly in Priština has adopted a resolution on the role of EU mission in Kosovo, EULEX. The resolution “instructs local institutions to start
A mini intergovernmental sitting of the governments of Macedonia and Bulgaria will be held on Sunday. The joint sitting will
It is hard to hold real negotiations with Greece, said Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski speaking at parliament.