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Section: Middle East Monitor (Kuwait)

      An Egyptian or Russian message?
      Oct16

      An Egyptian or Russian message?

      Last week, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced that the Russian and Egyptian parties will meet in order to prepare for joint naval exercises to be held in the Black Sea under the name “Friendship Bridge 2020”. In December 2019, Russia and Egypt held naval exercises in the Mediterranean with the same name. It is expected that the drills,...

      Saudi’s bid to join UN Human Rights Council rejected
      Oct14

      Saudi’s bid to join UN Human Rights Council rejected

      Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to join the UN Human Rights Council for the next three-year term, while China and Russia were elected to the Geneva-based body. Other countries elected to the 47-member council yesterday in the secret ballot which took place at the UN headquarters in New York were: Ivory Coast, Gabon, Malawi, Cuba, Bolivia,...

      Turkey extends condolences for Ukrainian plane crash
      Sep26

      Turkey extends condolences for Ukrainian plane crash

      Turkey’s foreign minister extended condolences Friday to Ukraine for a military plane crash that killed 22 people, Anadolu Agency reports. “I share the sorrow of the families of those who lost their lives in a deadly plane crash in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter. He extended his condolences to the “friendly...

      Russia expands sanctions against EU individuals, bodies
      Sep23

      Russia expands sanctions against EU individuals, bodies

      Russia has added more EU individuals and entities to its blacklist, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, Anadolu reports. “In response to actions of the EU, Russia has now decided to expand its reciprocal list that are denied entry to its territory,” ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a news conference in Moscow. “The number of the...

      Without dialogue with Turkey, the EU’s energy security is endangered
      Sep03

      Without dialogue with Turkey, the EU’s energy security is endangered

      Turkey’s role in the transit of regional energy supplies has been likened to a sandwich: the upper slice has Russian gas, the lower slice has east Mediterranean and Caucasian gas, and the filling in the middle is the Southern Gas Corridor. This was the image depicted by Vedat Yorucu and Ozay Mehmet in their book, The Southern Energy...

      Canada and victims’ families press Iran for answers over downed jetliner
      Aug24

      Canada and victims’ families press Iran for answers over downed jetliner

      Canada and families of the victims of a downed Ukrainian jetliner are pressing Iran for additional answers after an announcement by Tehran on Sunday provided “limited and selected information.” The announcement by the head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation marked the first official report on the contents of the cockpit voice and data...

      Iran says black boxes from downed Ukraine jet show missiles hit 25 seconds apart
      Aug23

      Iran says black boxes from downed Ukraine jet show missiles hit 25 seconds apart

      Analysis from the black boxes of a downed Ukrainian passenger plane shows it was hit by two missiles 25 seconds apart and that passengers were still alive for some time after the impact of the first blast, Iran said on Sunday, Reuters reports. The announcement by the head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization marks the first official report...

      Turkey’s natural gas find hailed internationally
      Aug23

      Turkey’s natural gas find hailed internationally

      Palestine, Azerbaijan and Ukraine congratulated Turkey on Saturday for its discovery of major natural gas reserves in the Black Sea, Anadolu Agency reports. Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said in a statement. He hailed...

      Israel’s coronavirus chief urges Ukraine to ban Jewish pilgrimage
      Aug22

      Israel’s coronavirus chief urges Ukraine to ban Jewish pilgrimage

      The head of Israel’s coronavirus task force has asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to ban an annual pilgrimage in which Hasidic Jews visit the central Ukrainian town of Uman over concerns the site may become a virus hotspot. Tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews descend on Uman every Jewish New Year to visit the grave of Rabbi...

      Turkey discovers natural energy resources in the Black Sea
      Aug20

      Turkey discovers natural energy resources in the Black Sea

      Turkey has reportedly discovered natural energy resources in the Black Sea, two experts with knowledge on the issue have claimed according to Bloomberg. Following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s announcement yesterday that he would provide “good news” that would benefit and jail a new era for the nation, Turks and many in the...