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New Attack on a Military Base with US Troops in Iraq

A military base in Iraq with US troops was attacked once again. There were no casualties, world agencies reported, citing a communique by Iraqi armed forces.

Today, Katyusha rockets targeted the Taji military camp, located north of Baghdad.

The incidents come amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran .

#2019PresidentialElection: Presentation of candidates

On September 27, 2019, the Central Electoral Bureau took note of the 14 final candidacies and the electoral signs submitted by political parties, electoral alliances, citizens' organizations belonging to national minorities and independent candidates, and on September 28, the following ballot order was established by registration of the candidates: 1. Klaus- Werner Iohannis, 2.

USA to Sell 150 Antitank Missiles to Ukraine

The US Department of State has approved the sale of 150 Javelin missiles and related equipment for up to $ 39.2 million to Ukraine, BTA reported.

The antitank missiles were mentioned in a telephone conversation between US President Donald Trump and his Ukraine's counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25 that prompted an impeachment inquiry by Congress.

Cyprus should not be on the list of countries not getting US arms

In 1987, the US Department of State placed the Republic of Cyprus on a list of countries to which sales and transfers of defense articles and services is prohibited under the International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The reason for the prohibition has never been clear.

Albanian Police Injured in Attack on Election Centre

Albania opposition supporters protesting against Prime Minister Edi Rama in Tirana on June 21 2019. Photo: Gjergj Erebara/BIRN

The attack occurred on Thursday evening when about 200 people assembled at the election centre of the Municipality of Vau i Dejws, an opposition Democratic Party stronghold.

Bulgaria-Based US Arms Dealer Charged with Brokering Illicit Deal

US arms dealer Ara Dolarian, who lives in Bulgaria, was arrested on May 15 in Fresno, California for allegedly brokering the sale of arms and munitions to the Nigerian government without acquiring compulsory US Department of Commerce and Investment licenses, the US Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of California announced on Monday.

US policy toward Greece and Cyprus: The need for an institutional mind-set

When it takes effect on February 15, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell's resignation will create a significant vacancy at the US Department of State. He is responsible for America's relations with 50 countries in Europe and Eurasia, and with NATO, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

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