Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Yezidi activists praise German conviction of ISIS member for genocide, stressing legal significance


Mourners gather around as a coffin is buried a coffin during a a mass funeral for Yezidi (Ezidi) victims of ISIS in the disputed Iraqi district of Sinjar (Shingal), Feb. 6, 2021. (Photo: Zaid al-Obeidi/AFP)


Dec 1, 2021. Greece.

Yezidi organizations have welcomed a German court ruling yesterday that convicted Iraqi ISIS militant Taha al-Jumailly on charges of genocide against members of the Yezidis (Ezidi) religious minority starting in 2014.

Libya court upholds presidential bid of PM Dbeibah


Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah speaks after registering his candidacy for the presidential election on November 21, 2021 in the capital Tripoli.

Dec 1, 2021. Greece

A Libyan appeals court on Wednesday rejected two petitions against interim prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah’s candidacy in this month’s presidential election, Libyan media reported.

At least 29 asylum seekers land on Greece’s Lesbos before Pope Francis visit

 In this file handout photograph taken on April 16, 2016, Pope Francis greets a child during his visit to the Moria detention center for migrants and refugees near Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos. (Photo by Prime Minister’s Office/AFP)

Dec 1, 2021. Greece

Twenty-nine asylum seekers landed Wednesday on the Greek island of Lesbos, four days before Pope Francis was to make a symbolic visit to the migration hotspot emblematic of Europe’s long-running refugee crisis.

Russia can also paint the map in different colors: Lavrov reacts to the map of ‘Turkic world’


Dec 1, 2021. Greece

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has commented on the map of the so-called ‘Turkic world,’ which covers a significant part of Russian territory.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Erdogan planning steps to improve relations with Israel

Nov 29, 2021. Greece

Turkey is planning a rapprochement with Israel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Libya-Greece Discuss Security for December Elections


Nov 28, 2021. Greece

The Mayor of the eastern-Libyan city of Al-Marj, Walid Salhoub met with the Ambassador of Greece to Libya, Ioannis Stamatekos and his accompanying delegation. They discussed a number of issues including the security of the upcoming Libyan elections, and investment opportunities for the municipality.

Ukraine’s president alleges coup attempt involving country’s richest man



Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky holds a news conference in Kiev on Nov. 26.

Nov 28, 2021. Greece


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is claiming there’s a danger of a Russia-backed coup against him next week involving one of Ukraine’s top oligarchs — Rinat Akhmetov.

Mass protests in Serbia over recent laws on referendum and expropriation


Nov 28, 2021. Greece.

Environmental activists gathered in Belgrade on Saturday, blocking traffic for an hour at the Gazela Bridge over the recently adopted laws on referendum and expropriation. Protests also are taking place in Novi Sad, Preljina, near Kragujevac and other places.

Albania Closes Prison Hospital Criticized by Human Rights Organizations


Nov 28, 2021. Greece.

The Albanian government has closed the Zaharia prison in Kruja, which has become notorious for its inhumane conditions for prisoners who suffer from mental health issues.

Friday, November 26, 2021

European Deputies want Sanctions against Russia's Private Army

The EU must sanction Russia's private army, known as the Wagner Group

Nov 26, 2021. Greece.

This is what a European Parliament resolution calls for, adopted by an overwhelming majority of 585 votes in favor. Curiously, it is supported by all five Bulgarian Socialist MEPs. They usually either oppose or abstain in a vote against Russia.