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Iran: Threats of retaliation after what it calls “possible cyber attack on nuclear site”
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Iran: Threats of retaliation after what it calls “possible cyber attack on nuclear site”

Iran’s top security body said on Friday that the cause of an incident and fire at the Natanz nuclear site had been determined. The head of civilian defence later threatened with retaliatory measures against any country that carries out cyber attacks on its nuclear sites, after a fire at its Natanz plant which some Iranian...

Turkey: Erdogan rejectful over criticism for the status of Hagia Sophia
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Turkey: Erdogan rejectful over criticism for the status of Hagia Sophia

Criticism aiming at the Turkish government’s actions over the possible conversion of Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia monument (Christian Orthodox Cathedral of the Byzantine-East Roman Empire) from a museum to a mosque “is an attack on Turkey’s sovereignty”, claimed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday July 3rd. President Erdogan has proposed restoring the mosque status of...

JISS: Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, and Israel must coordinate in response to Turkey’s actions
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JISS: Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, and Israel must coordinate in response to Turkey’s actions

Colonel (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, is the author of an in depth analysis concerning the recent events in Libya, linking them directly to the turkish aspirations in the Eastern Mediterranean. In this particular analysis baring the title “The Struggle for the Mediterranean: The EMGF Stake...

Chinese Navy conducts naval exercises in the South China Sea
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Chinese Navy conducts naval exercises in the South China Sea

On Wednesday, July 1st, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) started conducting exercises in the South China Sea focused mostly around amphibious assault activities. Prior to the exercises, a PLAN amphibious assault ship was seen at Woody Island, the largest natural Chinese-held feature in the South China Sea and host to major military facilities...

China threatens with retaliatiory measures as the U.S. revokes the special status of Hong Kong
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China threatens with retaliatiory measures as the U.S. revokes the special status of Hong Kong

A Chinese official announced on Tuesday that Beinjing shall be taking retaliatory measures in response to the United States’ decision to recant Hong Kong’s special status under U.S. law. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian did not provide with further information over the measures Beijing would take. Currently, the U.S. is halting defence exports and...

The U.S. could buy Turkey’s S-400’s under Senate proposal
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The U.S. could buy Turkey’s S-400’s under Senate proposal

Legislation proposed in the U.S. Senate last week could provide the ground the United States to be able to buy the advanced Russian-made S-400 air defence missile system. With the continuing rift between Washington and Ankara over the pending delivery of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, since Erdogan’s government has ordered and eventually deployed the...

U.S.- China conflict makes markets ‘tremble,’ says UAE minister
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U.S.- China conflict makes markets ‘tremble,’ says UAE minister

The UAE is not alone in its concerns about the “hostile confrontation” between the U.S. and China, the Gulf country’s minister of state for foreign affairs told CNBC Wednesday. “Every time we see confrontation between Washington and Beijing, the markets actually tremble,” Anwar Gargash told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble in Abu Dhabi. “And clearly I would...

A New Formula For The UN Security Council
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A New Formula For The UN Security Council

For the best part of a decade, paralysis has plagued the United Nations Security Council. Most recently, the International Rescue Committee described the Council’s response to the coronavirus as “shameful.” As the pandemic rages on, and UN members fail to answer the Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire, the need to address divisions at the...

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