Eurasia

Egypt participates in Russian economic forum

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivered a virtual speech at the opening session, stressing the need to find “effective solutions” to the global economic crisis. Egypt participated as a guest of honor in the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 15-18. The forum is considered to be the …

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Islamic Jihad ramps up the threats toward Israel in West Bank

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza is currently leading the confrontation with Israel amid calls for an escalation in response to the Israeli army’s assassination of members of the movement in the West Bank. The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom reported June 13 that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement is …

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Iraq targets desert ‘wali’ and braces for impact of possible conflict

Counterterrorism operations in Iraq’s western desert have resulted in the killing of an Islamic State leader as regional tensions rise across the border ahead of a likely Turkish military operation in northern Syria. Iraq has in recent weeks stepped up counterterrorism operations in its western desert and other areas amid …

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NATO blinks as Turkey maintains threats to block Sweden, Finland from alliance

Turkey’s strategy in blocking Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO memberships could soon start to pay off. Ankara’s threats to block Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO memberships may yield some modest dividends, with the security alliance weighing whether to devote its last session during a summit in Madrid next week to “challenges” to …

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Iran replaces IRGC’s intelligence chief

Taeb’s apparent dismissal comes after Israeli media outlets identified him as masterminding plots against Israeli citizens in Turkey. Iran has replaced the head of the intelligence unit for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Hossein Taeb, the IRGC confirmed on Thursday. “Guard Corps chief Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami appointed Gen. …

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Taiwan Scrambles Jets to Intercept Chinese Warplanes Threatening their Airspace

On Tuesday, a sortie of 29 Chinese military aircraft was spotted flying in the southwestern area of Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). According to the Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense, the fly-by is the third-largest batch of warplanes from Beijing this year. The spotted aircraft comprises eight Shenyang J-16 …

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Riyad’la swap, Şam’la sevap

2018’in ekim ayında gazeteci Cemal Kaşıkçı’nın İstanbul’da öldürülmesinin ardından diplomatik ilişkileri kopma noktasına gelen Türkiye ile Suudi Arabistan arasında buzlar eriyor. Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan’ın nisan ayında ziyaret ettiği Suudi Arabistan’dan dün Türkiye’ye üst düzey bir iadeiziyaret gerçekleşti. Bu hafta önce Mısır’a, ardından Ürdün’e giden Suudi Arabistan Veliaht Prensi Muhammed bin Selman, …

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Russia’s President Putin On New Global Configuration

At the plenary session during the 25th year of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia’s President Vladimir Putin lambasted the United States and its Western and European allies, wholeheartedly predicted the end of the unipolar system and bristled at the idea of creating a new global order that might …

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North Macedonia Doubts French Push To Solve Dispute With Bulgaria

As France made last-ditch efforts to unclog North Macedonia’s stalled EU accession process, currently blocked by Bulgaria, ahead of this week’s EU summit, North Macedonian experts expressed strong doubts about the French proposal. At a debate held in Skopje on Monday, experts said that if media leaks about the unpublished …

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How Crypto And CBDCs Can Use Less Energy Than Existing Payment Systems

Most of the world’s central banks have already agreed they should help fight climate change, a critical challenge that necessitates reductions in both energy consumption, which is our focus here, and the carbon emissions associated with the energy consumed. To meet these aims, it’s important to pay attention to the …

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