Hariri returns as Lebanon’s PM

Veteran politician Saad al-Hariri was appointed Lebanon’s Prime Minister for the fourth time. The 50 year-old Sunni leader stepped down from the post almost exactly a year ago amid mass…

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict heats up

The decades-old conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia erupted into warfare again this past week, which has now escalated to its deadliest level in the South Caucasus region since the 1990s.…

World leaders display discord at UN

The 75th annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is being held virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. World leaders sparred over national interests and incidence…

Turkey sends mixed signals on EastMed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent mixed signals about his intentions vis-à-vis the Eastern Mediterranean – amid heightened tensions with the European Union. After both his Defense and Foreign Ministers…

EU issues EastMed ultimatum to Turkey

French President Emmanuel Macron stressed that the European Union devised a unified approach to ensure sovereignty of EU member states Greece and Cyprus is respected in light of Turkey’s aggressive…