Tuesday, January 19, 2021

‘Toxic Political Climate’ Could Lead to Political Violence and Extremism in Albania


Jan 19, 2021. Greece.


The EU and Albania should consider targeting other forms of extremism other than Islamic extremism such as political violence, right-wing extremism, and ethnic extremism, according to recommendations from a policy paper by the Institute for Democracy and Mediation and PREVEX.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Jordan: King and Egypt president hold talks at Basman Palace

Jan 18, 2021. Greece.



His Majesty King Abdullah and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held talks on Monday that covered the deep-rooted bilateral relations and the importance of bolstering cooperation in service of shared interests.

Two Gaza rockets fired toward Ashdod land in sea; IDF strikes Hamas in response


Illustrative: Rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, on November 13, 2019. (Anas Baba/AFP)

Jan 18, 2021.Greece


Tel Aviv.


Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets toward the southern Israeli city of Ashdod before dawn on Monday, which landed in the sea just off the coast of the city, the army said.

Azerbaijan and Turkey to launch joint military exercises - VIDEO


Jan 18, 2021. Greece.


Servicemen of the Combined Arms Army will take part in the Winter Exercises-2021 to be held in Turkish city of Kars.

The ceremony for departing the military personnel and military vehicle involved in the exercises to the place of the exercises was held, the Defense Ministry told AzVision.az.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Yazidi women: Turkey practices ISIS methods against women, religions in Afrin

Jan 17, 2021. Greece.


Afrin Yazidi women called on the international community to put an end to the violations of the Turkish state against their religious sanctities, and to stop practicing ISIS methods against women, forcing them to abandon their religion.

France says Iran is building nuclear weapons capacity, urgent to revive 2015 deal

Missiles are seen at the underground missile base built on the shore of the Persian Gulf in southern Iran of Hormozgan on January 8, 2021

Jan 17, 2021. Greece


Iran is in the process of building up its nuclear weapons capacity and it is urgent that Tehran and Washington return to a 2015 nuclear agreement, France's foreign minister was quoted as saying in an interview published on Saturday, Reuters reported.

Russian cargo ship sank off the coast of Turkey in the Black Sea

Jan 17, 2021. Greece.

 A Russian-flagged dry cargo ship sunk off Turkey’s Black Sea on Sunday, Jan. 17, according to a Turkish governor.

UAE and Bahrein Major Security Partners of the United States

Jan 17, 2021. Greece.

Washington D.C.

We are announcing the designation of both the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain as “Major Security Partners” of the United States.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Egypt's designation of Sirte, Jufra as red lines helped in preserving Libya's political path, Sisi says

According to a presidency statement, El-Sisi told the Arab Parliament Chief Adel Al-Assoumi that the designation has helped in achieving balance in Libya


Jan 16, 2021. Greece.



Egypt’s designation of Libya’s Sirte and Jufra as red lines has helped in preserving the political path of the country’s crisis, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told president of the Arab Parliament on Saturday.


Could Turkey-Greece talks yield positive results?


Turkey has agreed to resume long-stalled talks with Greece on complex territorial disputes, but its calculus appears focused on short-term gains in its relations with the United States and the European Union.

Jan 16, 2021. Greece



After months of bilateral tensions over maritime borders and gas exploration rights, Turkish and Greek diplomats are scheduled to resume on Jan. 25 talks in Istanbul on long-standing territorial disputes in the Aegean Sea. The meeting will break a nearly five-year hiatus in the talks, but the prospect of any meaningful de-escalation and confidence-building appears elusive.