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The Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders are set to meet once again at an open-ended conference to be reconvened in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana on June 28 with the participation of the three guarantor powers
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says after a lengthy meeting that both leaders of the divided island have ‘agreed on the need to reconvene the conference on Cyprus in June’
SYDNEY - Agence France-Presse
Australia on May 21 gave 7,500 boatpeople until October to file a claim proving they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the “game is up” for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers.
The president of Greek Cyprus rebuked a United Nations envoy on May 30 for speaking of a possible crisis over the divided island’s search for offshore oil and gas, calling the remark “unacceptable” and a “threat” amid faltering reunification talks
GENEVA - Anadolu Agency
The sixth round of Syria talks in Geneva on May 19 concluded in failure as there was no progress on any issue for a political solution to the Syrian crisis
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
US President Donald Trump intensifies his accusations that NATO allies are not spending enough on defense and said more attacks well take place unless the alliance did more to stop militants
The United Nations still has a “million questions” about a Syria deal struck last week by Russia, Turkey and Iran, with aid convoys almost totally stalled despite a reported reduction in the fighting, a U.N. aid official said on May 11.
NATO will join the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levnat (ISIL), alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said on May , before a summit with President Donald Trump
Talks aimed at reunifying Cyprus are at risk of collapsing due to a possible “international crisis” centered on the eastern Mediterranean island, according to a United Nations envoy facilitating the negotiations
Turkish foreign minister believes that a negotiated solution to the Cyprus issue is possible based on the compromise of both sides, saying the Turkish Cypriots showed their willingness for reconciliation, “now the ball is in the Greek Cypriot side’s court.”
The Turkish General Staff (TSK) has stated that Turkey’s air strike targeting the Sinjar region of northern Iraq and the Karachock Mountain in northeastern Syria on April 25 were within the knowledge of the civilian and military authorities of the related countries, in line with the agreed rules of engagement