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EU and NATO representatives release about Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring – October 10, 2019
Turkey launched the Operation Peace Spring in order to create safe areas for the eastern Euphrates on October 9, 2019. While EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy High Representative Federica Mogherini emphasized to halt the operation from Turkey, NATO also expressed its concerns against the plan. Juncker, The president of the EU Commission, told the European Parliament that EU understands Turkey’s “security concerns” along the border. But he warned the military action would not lead to a “good result” for the region. Acording to Turkey, the terrorist group PKK and its extension the YPG/PYD constitute the biggest threat to Syria’s future, jeopardizing the country’s territorial integrity and unitary structure. Turkey plans to resettle two million Syrians in a 30-km-wide (19-mi) safe zone to be set up in Syria.
At least one person has died overcrowded refugee camp in Greece - September 30, 2019
During a demonstration by a group who wanted to move from the Moria camp, known for its poor conditions on the island of Lesbos, a fire broke out in the container where the refugees stayed. Affected by fire, a woman and child have died and 17 people were slightly injured. Nearly one million refugees crossed from neighbouring Turkey to the Greek islands from 2015 to present.
US State Department assigned a new envoy for the Western Balkans, Serbia and Kosovo - August 28, 2019
U.S. the Secretary of State has appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Palmer as his Special Representative for the Western Balkans. In a statement on August 30,  the State Department said that Palmer will lead U.S. efforts to strengthen “diplomatic engagement in support of peace, stability, and prosperity in the region and focus on integration of the Western Balkan countries into Western institutions." The EU is also expected to appoint a special representative for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue process, after US appoints US Deputy Secretary of State Matthew Palmer as Special Representative for the Western Balkans. Besides, French President Emannuel Macron said in a brief press release following his meeting with Serbia's foreign minister Ivica Dacic at the UN 74th Plenary Session, France would be involved in the dialogue process after the October 6th elections in Kosovo. The dialogue, launched in 2011 to normalize relations between Kosovo and Serbia, which is on its way to EU membership, came into a deadlock when Kosovo began to impose a 100% tax on Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina's products in late 2018.
The biggest earthquake of the last 30 years in Albania-September 21, 2019
The 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Albania, whose epicenter is 30 kilometers north of the city of Durrës, injured 105 people and damaged more than 600 buildings. Following the first earthquake of 5.8, recorded as the biggest earthquake of the last 30 years, 340 aftershocks occurred, the smallest of which was 2.9.
Egyptians demand end to Sisi regime - September 23, 2019
According to international media Egyptians has released in Tahrir Square after video mesages of buisnesman Muhammed Ali that accuse Sisi’s regime and military ruling class for corruption. Mass protests are spreading in many other cities of the country.
No Solution on Johnson's meeting - Sept 18, 2019
Johnson meets with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg on September 19, 2019 for insisting a Brexit deal is possible. As he shook hands with Johnson, Juncker declared himself “cautiously optimistic” and insisted that “Europe never loses patience” despite the tortuous Brexit saga dragging on over three years. However there is still no result on Brexit meetings for both sides. According to EU officials, Johnson's unreasonable Brexit threat is a deception maneuver.
Saudi Arabia Offered Abbas $10 Billion to Accept Trump’s Peace Plan - May 1, 2019
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has offered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion if he accepts US President Donald Trump’s plan for peace in the Middle East, also known as the “deal of the century,” the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported on Tuesday.
Israel coalition government formed at the expense of West Bank - April 30, 2019
The formation of a coalition government in Israel led by Benjamin Netanyahu will be at the expense of the occupied West Bank, Israeli broadcaster Kan reported yesterday. Kan said that the Union of the Right-Wing Parties and the Likud are laying down a term in the coalition agreement including the annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank. According to Kan, the talks are revolving around annexing the major illegal Israeli Jewish settlements, but it was agreed that this term would remain general to allow room for maneuverability.
Trump working to designate Muslim Brotherhood as 'terror' group - April 30, 2019
The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign "terrorist" organisation, the White House said on Tuesday, which would bring sanctions against Egypt's oldest Islamist movement. "The president has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the internal process," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in an email. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi had urged US President Donald Trump to take the step during an April 9 visit to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing officials familiar with the matter. After the meeting, Trump praised Sisi as a "great president," as a bipartisan group of US politicians raised concerns about Sisi's record on human rights.
‘Israel has arrested 50,000 Palestinian children since 1967’- April 29, 2019
The Prisoners’ and Freed Prisoners’ Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation revealed on Sunday that the Israeli occupation authorities have arrested more than 50,000 Palestinian children since 1967, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed has reported. Almost 17,000 of those arrested were detained in the years since the start of Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000. The detention of Palestinian children, he explained, is practised “systematically” by the Israeli authorities.
Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is leading a military advance towards Tripoli. - April 5, 2019
East based Libyan National Army (LNA) leaded by general Khalifa Hafter, has launched a new military operation against UN backed forces in Libya's capital Tripoli. The UN blamed the operation to General Khalifa Haftar, a commander from the east who is trying to seize the capital by the coup. Khafter is backed by some Arab regimes. 
Demonstrations Continues in Algeria - April 11,2019
After two decade in power resigning Algeria's President Bouteflika last week, Abdulkader Binsalah was named as interim leader of 90 days until a new election. Although, young students and demonstrators keeping remaining in the streets, demanding free election and countries liberalization. Today, hundreds of protesters marche through the Algerian capital demanding President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation as soon as possible. 
6,000 Palestinian children jailed by Israel since 2015: NGO - April 5, 2019
At least 6,000 Palestinian children have been detained by Israeli authorities since 2015, according to the Palestinian Prisoners' Association. In a statement issued on Friday to mark Palestinian Children's Day, the NGO said 98 percent of the children held had been subjected to psychological and/or physical abuse while in Israeli custody. According to the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority's Committee for Prisoners' Affairs, the total number of Palestinians currently imprisoned by Israel stands at 5,700, including 48 women and 250 children.
Israel general: Israel was behind coup against Egypt’s Morsi - April 3, 2019
Israel worked to overthrow Egypt’s first democratically elected President, Mohamed Morsi, and to orchestrate a coup against him in 2013, Israeli army Brigadier General, Aryeh Eldad, wrote in a local paper. The writer said in an article in Maariv newspaper that “the outbreak of the January revolution coincided with the Israeli security assessment that President-elect Mohamed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood man, intended to cancel the peace agreement with Israel and send more Egyptian military forces to the Sinai Peninsula.”
Palestinian prisoners in Israel's jails launch hunger strike - April 7, 2019
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have launched an open-ended mass hunger strike over deteriorating conditions inside. About 30 inmates started the strike on Sunday, and up to 1,500 others will join them in the coming week, the prisoners - including administrative detainees - said in a statement circulated by local media. The prisoners will reject the intake of any food or water, mainly in protest against the recent installation of mobile phone reception blocking equipment in the Ramon prison, a notorious Israeli military jail in the southern Negev region. This equipment is a health hazard that harms the prisoners and may lead to cancer, the prisoners said in their statement.
“Annex illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank” statement from Netanyahu - April 6, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he would annex illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins another term in office, in an attempt to win over right-wing voters. “We’re going to continue controlling the entire territory west of the  [River] Jordan,” he said, about the occupied West Bank. Roughly 650,000 Jewish settlers currently live on more than 100 settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. International law views the West Bank and East Jerusalem as “occupied territories” and considers all Jewish settlement-building activity there as illegal.
Netanyahu: “I offered Gaza to many Arab leaders, they refused.” - April 5, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he offered a number of Arab countries control of the occupied Gaza Strip but “no one wanted to do this”. Speaking in an interview with Israeli national radio Kan, Netanyahu explained that Israel had continued to bomb Gaza as it’s “impossible to reach a political settlement with those who want to annihilate the Strip,” referring to Hamas, which runs the Strip. Netanyahu noted that he didn’t know whether it would be possible for Israel to reach “a long-term ceasefire”. “One thing I do know is that I don’t engage in needless wars.”
Iran Hit With Third Major Flood in two Weeks
Villages and towns in Lorestan, Iran's Southwestern have been hit with floods. Numerous rivers had burst their banks and landslides blocked many roads, said the reports. Iranian people shared their protest videos and react against officials because of lack of equipment. 
US President Donald Trump Recognised Occupied Golan Heights as Israeli
United States recognizing Israeli sovereignty over occupied Golan Heights. Trump decision became in time when Israel goes in general elections. This was interpreted as a gift for Netanyahu. Meanwhile, Trump is preparing to go next election and provide Israel lobby. 
Comedian Zelensky favored to win in Ukraine election 2019
Volodymyr Zelenskiy, one of the comedians in Ukraine,  with no political experience has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine's presidential elections early results indicate.  Volodymyr Zelenskiy had approximately 30% of the votes, with current leader Petro Poroshenko on 16%.
China imprisons Famous Kazakh Imam
Patihan Arsan and his wife were arrested and sent to one of Xinjiang’s many so-called re-education camps, along with an estimated 1 to 1.5 million others. Although the Chinese government awarded the ethnic-Kazakh imam “Xinjiang’s Model Citizen” award, it wasn’t enough to get rid of assimilation policies of  China.
Russian senator threatened to block Sea of Azov for Ukrainian ships
Russia is capable of blocking the Azov Sea for any Ukrainian ship in minutes, said the Russian senator, member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Franz Klintsevich, commenting on the detention of 15 ships by the State Border Service of Ukraine for illegal calls to the Crimean ports. Klintsevich called the detention of the vessels by the State Border Service of Ukraine an "obvious lawlessness". He said that it is Ukraine who "actually breaks the agreement on the Sea of Azov", and threatened that "it will only suffer from this.
The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, tweeted that there was a "special place in Hell" for people who "promoted Brexit" without a plan – February 6, 2019
“Today our most important task is to prevent a no-deal scenario," Donald Tusk told reporters in Brussels. Besides, Tusk underlined that the withdrawal agreement with the European Union is not open for renegotiation. May is visiting Brussels to seek further concessions from the rest of the EU over how Britain will exit the EU next month.
On Sudan’s Streets, young professionals protest against al-Bashir-February 1, 2019
The demonstrations that started in the city of Atbara in Sudan on December 19, 2018 have been going on for 6 weeks. The protesters want the end of the Umar al-Bashir era. Many protesters have been arrested and dozens have been killed by the regime.