Putin hails increase of Russia’s arms sales abroad

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin said on 16 December that the country’s arms shipments increased to $13 billion in 2019, exceeding last year’s number by $2 billion. “Despite sanctions and unfair competition, Russia’s position in the global arms market is getting stronger,” Putin said at a meeting of the Russian Commission on military-technical cooperation with foreign […]

Turkey, Libya delimitation deal raises geopolitical tensions

Turkey has signed an agreement with Libya’s internationally recognised government on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea that could affect oil and gas exploration of other countries and heighten geopolitical tensions in the volatile region. Ankara reportedly announced the accord and a deal on expanded security and military cooperation on 28 November. Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons […]