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    Egypt to import wheat from Russia, Ukraine
    Feb24

    Egypt to import wheat from Russia, Ukraine

    Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) has signed an agreement to import 360,000 tons of Russian and Ukrainian wheat, a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Supply revealed on Thursday. The statement added that the move aimed to boost the country’s wheat stock allocated for subsidised bread production. The contracted...

    Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia
    Feb17

    Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia

    Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Daesh, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries. Turkish police have raided the homes of Russian-speaking immigrants in Istanbul, detained many and expelled others, according to...

    France: US position on Middle East peace ‘confused and worrying’
    Feb16

    France: US position on Middle East peace ‘confused and worrying’

    France considers the US position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “confused and worrying”, its foreign minister said today, reacting to US President Trump’s dropping of the America’s commitment to a two-state solution. Jean-Marc Ayrault met Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a G20 meeting of foreign ministers in Bonn where he said...

    Anti-Islam Geert Wilders rontrunner as Dutch election campaign begins
    Feb15

    Anti-Islam Geert Wilders rontrunner as Dutch election campaign begins

    Campaigning for the Dutch election kicks off on Wednesday with anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders frontrunner in a vote that will test the anti-establishment sentiment that swept Britain out of the European Union and Donald Trump into the US presidency. Wilders, a eurosceptic, anti-immigration fan of Trump has dubbed the March 15 parliamentary...

    EU top diplomat discusses Russia, Iran nuclear deal with Tillerson
    Feb10

    EU top diplomat discusses Russia, Iran nuclear deal with Tillerson

    In their first meeting, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke “at length” about terrorism, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal and Ukraine, the EU said in a statement. Mogherini is in Washington on Thursday and Friday, for the first time since Donald Trump became president. She...

    Kremlin: Putin ready to meet with Trump
    Jan21

    Kremlin: Putin ready to meet with Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet US President Donald Trump but preparations for the possible meeting may take months, not weeks, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency. Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States yesterday after winning the presidential contest against...

    Turkey: Syrian, Ukrainian students welcome school break
    Jan21

    Turkey: Syrian, Ukrainian students welcome school break

    Along with some 17 million public school students around Turkey, Syrian and Ukrainian students going to Turkish schools are also getting their report cards today and starting their two-week winter break. Around 57,000 Syrian students in the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa are eager to see their grades and go on semester break. Sidra...

    Libya turns into an arena for conflict between Russia and the West
    Jan17

    Libya turns into an arena for conflict between Russia and the West

    It seems that Libya has been drawn into a new phase of international conflict between Russia and the West, especially after Russian warships arrived in Libyan waters. This occurred amid expectations of Moscow seeking to establish a military base in Libya, as well as Italy’s deployment of military units in Tripoli under the pretext of...

    US Secretary of State nominee: ‘Radical Islam’ is our priority
    Jan12

    US Secretary of State nominee: ‘Radical Islam’ is our priority

    US Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson offered a peek into the incoming Donald Trump administration’s Middle East policy during his confirmation hearing at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. At the hearing, which will determine if Trump’s nominee will be approved or rejected for high office, Tillerson read out a statement...

    US lawmakers want Russia sanctions over hacking, Ukraine, Syria 
    Jan11

    US lawmakers want Russia sanctions over hacking, Ukraine, Syria 

    US Republican and Democratic senators said Tuesday they want to slap a wide range of sanctions on Russia over its cyber activities and actions in Syria and Ukraine, and force President Donald Trump to formally waive them if he has objections. Ten senators – Republicans John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Ben Sasse and Rob Portman and...

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