Why Turkey, Greece remain on collision course over Aegean islands | Conflict

The Eastern Mediterranean and the islands of the Aegean, where Greek and Turkish claims overlap, are once again in focus amid the latest dispute between Greece and Turkey. The complexity of the issue under international law is now further exacerbated by a lack of diplomacy. The two NATO allies are still in a dispute over … Read more

Border rules leave teenage migrants trapped in Spain’s Ceuta | Migration News

Ceuta, Spain – The borders between Morocco and the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla opened once again at the end of May after a two-year closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. To cross, legally, takes only a few minutes – but the wall between these territories, which lie approximately 385km (240 miles) apart by … Read more

Sweden’s Kurds face anxious time as country seeks NATO membership

Gothenburg, Sweden CNN – At the Kurdish Fine Arts Association on the outskirts of Gothenburg, Nawzad Bahir and his neighbors were preparing for their summer carnival. “It’s our local highlight; a chance to celebrate our culture, ”Bahir beamed, before conceding that the celebrations felt bittersweet this year, now that Sweden’s Kurdish community has found itself … Read more

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($ 23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing how much gasoline he’s getting rise, too. But much more slowly. Painfully slowly. “I’m getting rid of my car this October, … Read more

In Yemen, child soldiering continues despite Houthi promise

CAIRO (AP) – Yemen’s Houthi rebels are still recruiting children into their military ranks to fight in the country’s grinding civil war, despite an agreement with the United Nations in April to halt the practice, Houthi officials, aid workers and residents told The Associated Press . Two Houthi officials told the AP that the rebels … Read more

Is the EU deal with Israel and Egypt a way out from Russian gas? | Russia-Ukraine war News

When the European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen signed an agreement to ship gas from Israel through Egypt to the European Union, she clearly wanted it to be seen as a big achievement. At the ceremony, held at a five-star hotel in Cairo on Wednesday, von der Leyen hailed the deal as a “historic … Read more

UK cancels first flight to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

LONDON (AP) – Britain canceled a flight that was scheduled to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda late Tuesday after the European Court of Human Rights intervened, saying the plan carried “a real risk of irreversible harm.” The decision to scrap the flight capped three days of frantic court challenges from immigrant rights lawyers who launched … Read more

Biden to visit ‘pariah’ Saudi Arabia and Israel next month

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden confirmed Tuesday that he will visit Saudi Arabia next month for talks with its leaders, a dramatic change in his stance on the kingdom that he pledged to make a “pariah” as a Democratic candidate for the White House. With the visit at the tail end of a July … Read more

Former Kurdish rebel has key role in Sweden’s NATO bid

STOCKHOLM (AP) – When Turkey’s president rails against “terrorists” in the Swedish Parliament, Amineh Kakabaveh is convinced he is talking about her. The former Kurdish rebel fighter turned Swedish lawmaker has emerged as a central figure in the drama surrounding Sweden and Finland’s historic bid to join NATO. Turkey opposes NATO membership for the two … Read more

Satellite images suggest Iran preparing for rocket launch

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iran appeared to be reading for a space launch Tuesday as satellite images showed a rocket on a rural desert launch pad, just as tensions remain high over Tehran’s nuclear program. The images from Maxar Technologies showed a launch pad at Imam Khomeini Spaceport in Iran’s rural Semnan province, … Read more