The US confirmed the defections of two more senior Syrian diplomats, describing this as further evidence that President Bashar al-Assad’s days are ‘numbered.’
Al-Jazeera reported that Syrian Ambassador to United Arab Emirates ( UAE) Abdellatif al-Dabbagh has defected to the opposition. If confirmed this will be the fourth Syrian ambassador that has defected to the opposition.
An earthquake was felt across the eastern Mediterranean region on Friday night, although no casualties or damage was reported.
Turkish authorities are preparing to board and search a German-owned cargo ship reported to be carrying Iranian weapons bound for Syria. Citing unnamed dissident sources within the Syrian government, the German magazine Der Spiegel first reported last week that the Atlantic Cruiser was carrying Iranian arms
THE LEBANESE Parliament is ready to ratify an agreement on the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) between Cyprus and Lebanon within a fortnight from the moment the EEZ dispute between Lebanon and Israel is settled, said Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri yesterday.
The American University of Beirut recently announced it has partnered with researchers from the Lebanese Association for Energy Savings and for Environment (ALMEE) and researchers from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta and Egypt to study the possibility of producing algae-based biodiesel.
The Israeli government plans to build a floating liquefied natural gas terminal with a sea-based defense radar system off its Mediterranean coast while forming a naval force to protect its rich offshore gas fields against terrorist attack.
Israel is reported to be seeking to deploy fighter aircraft in Cyprus, its partner in developing a natural gas bonanza under the eastern Mediterranean, to protect the vital energy resources. Turkey is seen as one of the main threats.
Cyprus’s government has given green light for Cyprus Airways Ltd. to increase its capital and authorized negotiations for the sale of an unspecified stake of the state-run carrier to investors. The government reaffirmed a previous “decision to raise the share capital of the company and approved the participation of the government as main shareholder in […]
A Russian ship, allegedly carrying tons of weapons, made a dash for Syria after Cypriot officials allowed it to leave their waters, Turkish officials said Thursday. The ship had made an unscheduled stop in Cyprus Tuesday, technically violating an EU embargo on arms shipments to Syria, which has killed thousands in a crackdown on dissent.