SECURITY



US President Joe Biden disembarks from Marine One prior to boarding Air Force One on his way back to Washington DC at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, on Friday. [Reuters]
OPINION

A major diplomatic game will take place in the middle of June with the face-to-face meetings between the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his subsequent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

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OPINION

The world is changing and it is necessary that the diplomacy exercised by a country change with it.

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NEWS

Αthens is closely monitoring Turkey’s latest moves in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean after a series of what it views as suspicious incidents.


A man inspects the damage to a building on Monday, May 17, in Ashdod, Israel, caused by a rocket fired from Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes unleashed a fierce air bombardment on Gaza City before dawn on Monday as Hamas militants in the coastal enclave continued to target towns in southern Israel with barrages of rockets. [Dan Balilty/New York Times]
THE NEW YORK TIMES

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The nine-day battle between Hamas militants and the Israeli military has damaged 17 hospitals and clinics in the Gaza Strip, wrecked its only coronavirus test laboratory, sent fetid wastewater into its streets and broken water pipes serving at least 800,000 people, setting off a humanitarian crisis that is touching nearly […]

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an event in Ankara, May 8. [AP]
OPINION

As a country that aims to safeguard the status quo in the region, Greece has for many years rightly sought to link Greek-Turkish bilateral ties with Turkey’s behavior toward the European Union and the broader Western alliance.

Rockets are launched by Palestinian militants into Israel, in Gaza, Thursday. [Reuters]
OPINION

The outbreak of violence over the past few days has put an end to the illusion that the Palestinian issue has been solved and that the region will slide effortlessly into an era of close cooperation between Israel and Arab states.



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NEWS

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed in a phone call tensions in Gaza and Jerusalem, Turkey’s presidency said on Wednesday, as Ankara seeks international action against Israel.

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NEWS

Athens Tuesday took another step toward strengthening its relations with major players in the wider region of the Gulf, North Africa and the Middle East, with the visit to Saudi Arabia by the ministers of foreign affairs and defense, Nikos Dendias and Nikos Panagiotopoulos, who signed an agreement for the transfer there of Greek Patriot anti-aircraft missiles and the stationing of 100-120 Hellenic Air Force personnel.


US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint news conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on April 14. [Johanna Geron/Pool/Reuters]
OPINION

Unlike his predecessor, President Joe Biden confirmed NATO’s role as a pillar of transatlantic relations. During his visit to NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Secretary of State Tony Blinken emphasized the importance of consulting with the European allies mainly on China and Russia. The stakes are high. A) China is a critical commercial, economic, shipping […]

Libya's Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh welcomes his Egyptian counterpart Mustafa Madbouly in Tripoli, Tuesday. [Reuters]
NEWS

Egypt’s prime minister arrived in Libya’s capital Tuesday to discuss trade and other ties with the newly appointed government, his office said. Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly is the most senior Egyptian official to visit Libya since the oil-rich country plunged into chaos in 2011. A NATO-backed uprising that year toppled longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi, who […]