Expo brings long-term opportunities for Slovenia, its companies

Ljubljana – Expo 2020, to be held in Dubai from October 2021 to March 2022, will be a record-breaking world exhibition. Slovenia and Slovenian companies will have an opportunity for excellent promotion and a long-term positioning in the Middle East and beyond, the country’s Expo commissioner general Matic Volk says.

Yemen’s Socotra, isolated island at strategic crossroads

Only goats seeking shade now use the long-abandoned lines of Soviet-era T-34 tanks, but the rusting relics point to the strategic value that Yemen's Socotra islands hold for foreign powers.

The archipelago's remote location helped it forge its astonishing nature millennia ago - a third of the main island's plants are unique, from bulbous bottle and cucumber trees to alien aloes.

Flydubai plans to launch flights to Ljubljana in September

Ljubljana/Dubai – Low-cost airline Flydubai intends to start operating flights between its base in Dubai and Ljubljana in September. According to the Ljubljana airport flight schedule, Flydubai will launch flights to Slovenia’s capital on 24 September, flying three times per week, aviation portal reported.

Bulgarian Politics Shaken by Unprecedented US Sanctions

Bulgarian media mogul and MP from the centrist Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Delyan Peevski, during a meeting at parliament in Sofia, May 2013. Photo: EPA/STR.

The first man named is oligarch-in-exile, art dealer and former football and gambling boss Vassil Bojkov, alias The Skull, who fled the country to Dubai in January 2020 amid numerous charges.

Head of Cabinet of Caretaker Interior Minister Resigned

Elena Ficherova, head of the cabinet of Interior Minister Boyko Rashkov, has applied for dismissal, the ministry said.

"The act is motivated by the desire not to cause negatives for the political cabinet. Interior Minister Boyko Rashkov has granted the request. The order comes into force today," the statement said.

Spokesman for Bulgaria’s Caretaker Cabinet: Prosecutor’s Office Staff Break into Interior Ministry

"During the tenure of the caretaker government, when the legislature is not working, we see attempts by the prosecutor's office to openly interfere in the work of the executive branch," caretaker cabinet spokesman Anton Kutev said at a briefing at the Council of Ministers "in connection with the activity of the prosecutor's office in recent days."

Turkish President Backs Embattled Minister Against Mafia Leader’s Accusations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference, 18 March 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/STR

In his seven YouTube videos, which have been watched more 54 million times by May 26, Sedat Peker has made unsubstantiated allegations of rape, corruption, smuggling, extortion and secret contacts between state officials and organised crime groups.