Saudi Aramco

This is a summary of 19 AMN articles on the following subjects: Houthi, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, Yemen, Bahrain, Russia, S-400, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, US, Idlib, Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine, Aleppo, Arctic, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Daraa, Rouhani, Putin, Aramco, Houthis, USA, Trump.

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Saudi Aramco may take months to resume normal oil production

Published 2019-09-16 17:52:52 by Zen Adra in Gulf, Middleeast

The Saudi oil and gas giant, Aramco, may take up to months in order to resume normal oil production volumes following destructive drone attacks early this week. According to informed sources, the Saudi Arabia’s oil exports will continue as normal this week as the kingdom taps into stocks from its large storage facilities, but that Aramco may have to cut exports later if the outage in output continued for long. The sources also stated that the situation in the Kingdome’s oil giant is still bad. US President, Donald Trump, stated he has authorized the use of the national Strategic Petroleum… Read on ->

Tags: Houthi, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, Yemen

Saudi Arabia shuts down pipeline to Bahrain after Houthi attack

Published 2019-09-16 17:09:47 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen

Reuters reported Monday, citing its sources, that Saudi Arabia has shut down a pipeline to Bahrain two days after the attack on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities. According to the sources, the pipeline which transports 220,000-230,000 barrels per day of oil to Bahrain’s Bapco company has been shut down due to reduced oil output following the attacks. Bapco is reportedly seeking to secure the transportation of some two million barrels of Saudi crude by ship. On Saturday, Saudi Arabia had to shut down two Saudi Aramco oil facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais, after a drone attack claimed by Yemeni Houthis caused massive fires. The incident led… Read on ->

Tags: Bahrain, Houthi

Russia delivers 2nd phase of S-400 system to Turkey: Video

Published 2019-09-16 15:04:01 by Zen Adra in Turkey

The Russian Ministry of Defense said it has completed delivery of the 2nd phase of the S-400 defense missile to Turkey. On Sunday, the Ministry released footage showing components of the S-400 defense system being loaded into a military transport aircraft. The location of the loading process hasn’t been disclosed. Ankara received the 1st batch of the defense system last July. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had stated earlier that the deployment of the first batch of the systems will be completed by the end of the year. In 2017, Moscow and Ankara inked an agreement for the delivery of… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, S-400, Turkey

Breaking: Iran’s IRGC seizes foreign tanker smuggling oil in Gulf Strait

Published 2019-09-16 14:48:48 by Zen Adra in Middleeast

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Iranian authorities have seized a foreign oil tanker which was ‘smuggling fuel’ in the Strait of Hormuz. According to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the ship was carrying 250,000 liters of diesel smuggled from Hormozgan Province in southern Iran. “The ship was seized nearly 20 miles to the east of Greater Tunb with 11 seamen onboard while heading to the Arab United Emirate”, general Ali Azmaei of the IRGC stated. The Iranian Navy has repeatedly captured foreign ships smuggling oil in the Persian Gulf

Tags: Iran

Production of Russia’s new S-500 system to begin in 2020

Published 2019-09-16 14:43:03 by News Desk in World-News

The serial production of Russia’s most advanced S-500 long-range air defense missile system will start in the second half of 2020, CEO of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov said in an interview with business daily RBC. “I believe that the serial production will begin in one year time,” Chemezov said. According to him, Russia will not be exporting the new air defense system in the course of five years, because “first of all, we need to provide for our Army and only then start export production.” The S-500 is set to replace the S-400 air defense missile system…. Read on ->

Tags: Russia

Large US military convoy enters northeastern Syria from neighboring Iraq

Published 2019-09-16 14:21:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – A U.S. military convoy consisting of approximately 150 trucks packed with military and logistics support arrived in the city of Al-Malikiyah in northeastern Al-Hasakah this week, local reports said on Monday. According to the reports, the U.S. military convoy entered northeastern Syria from the Simalka border crossing that links Iraq with the Levantine nation. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) also shared the same report, saying that the weapons were being distributed to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) inside the Al-Hasakah Governorate. In a relevant development this month, the state-owned Anadolu news agency quoted local… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria, US

Syrian Army nearly strikes Turkish military in southern Idlib

Published 2019-09-16 12:51:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful attack on the militant positions in southern Idlib Monday, targeting several sites near the Turkish observation post. According to a military source in the nearby Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army troops nearly hit a Turkish observation post near the town of Ma’ar Hatat. The source said the Syrian Army was attempting to hit Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions at Ma’ar Hatat and Ma’ar Zita when one of their artillery shells landed near the Turkish observation post in southern Idlib. This near miss by the Syrian Arab Army… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Netanyahu vows to annex ‘vital’ parts of West Bank beyond Jordan Valley if elected – report

Published 2019-09-16 12:26:42 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday to annex “vital” parts of the West Bank beyond the Jordan Valley and the Israeli settlement blocs, if re-elected as prime minister on Tuesday, the Times of Israel reported. In his comments to Army Radio, he said his annexation plans are coordinated with the United States, adding that he is the only candidate who is capable of withstanding White House pressure. “After immense diplomatic efforts, I am laying the groundwork toward recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley as our eastern defensive wall, and after, over all the settlements and other vital areas, those in the… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine

Houthi forces attacked Saudi Aramco sites with newly-modified drones: report

Published 2019-09-16 12:03:55 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The Houthi forces attacked the Saudi Aramco oil sites using newly-modified drones, the official media wing of the Yemeni group announced this morning. According to the Houthi forces, their drones possessed new jet engines that increased their attack capabilities. The Houthi forces added that they are still able to hit the oil facilities in Khurays and Buqayq, despite the increased security around these sites. The U.S.administration has accused Iran of being behind the attack on these Saudi Aramco oil facilities; this has been denied by the Islamic Republic. Kuwaiti observers released a film shortly after… Read on ->

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Tags: Houthi, Yemen

Fresh clashes breakout between Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish forces in east Aleppo

Published 2019-09-16 11:24:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Fresh clashes broke out this morning between the Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish-led forces in the eastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. According to reports, the clashes broke between the Turkish-backed National Army and Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) inside the town of Daqliyash near the city of Al-Bab. No casualties have been reported, nor has the reason for the clashes. This latest firefight between the Turkish-backed militants and YPG marks the third time in the last four days that they have clashed in the Aleppo Governorate. Despite the implementation of a safe zone in northern… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria

‘Significant divisions’ among jihadists after massive losses in Idlib: report

Published 2019-09-16 11:05:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – Following a series of devastating defeats in southern Idlib and northern Hama, the jihadist rebels find themselves with “significant divisions” within their ranks, the Syria-based Al-Watan newspaper reported. Citing opposition sources, Al-Watan said the divisions are occurring between Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s Shura Council and their Salvation Government. The divisions have been caused by their unwillingness to share administrative influence over the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham-held areas inside the Idlib GOvernorate. “In parallel, the sites reported that administrative and financial corruption and the major mistakes made by leaders of the organization led some of its gunmen to… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria

Russia deploys S-400 systems to Arctic region

Published 2019-09-16 10:40:50 by News Desk in World-News

The press service of the Russian Northern Fleet said Monday that the country’s military had deployed new S-400 Triumph systems on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic. “The air defence regiment of the Russian Northern Fleet deployed on Yuzhny island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago has been completely reequipped with new S-400 systems,” the statement reads. The personnel has been re-trained to be able to use the newest systems; it had previously used S-300 systems. “The newest air defence systems increase the aerial zone in the region that falls under the control of our military,” the statement notes. While Russia has… Read on ->

Tags: Arctic, Russia

Photo of alleged new Hezbollah anti-ship missile released

Published 2019-09-16 10:29:43 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 A.M.) – A photo posted on Twitter this week showed what is believed to be a new anti-ship missile in the possession of Hezbollah’s military wing. It was first posted on the Twitter account of @South_Thaer; it showed a large anti-ship missile with the “Islamic Resistance” emblem along the side of it. The missile itself resembled one of the Chinese-made YJ-83, which is currently used by the Chinese military. It is worth noting: while the photo itself has the logo of Hezbollah’s official media wing on it, the image cannot be found on any of the… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Lebanon

New footage shows large weapons cache seized by Syrian military in Daraa: video

Published 2019-09-16 10:09:43 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian military seized a large cache of weapons left behind by the militants in the western countryside of the Daraa Governorate. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the military seized the weapons cache inside the formerly militant-held town of Jassim. In the weapons cache were a large amount of ammunition boxes, assault rifles, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), and communication devices, the SANA report added.

Tags: Daraa, Syria

Russia, Iran to push Turkey to make final settlement on Idlib: source

Published 2019-09-16 09:55:06 by News Desk in Iran, Syria, Turkey, World-News

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Russian and Iranian delegations at the Ankara peace conference on Syria will attempt to persuade their Turkish counterparts to commit to a final settlement on the future of Idlib, a government source in Damascus told Al-Masdar this morning. According to the source, the primary focus of this tripartite meeting will be the future of the Idlib Governorate, which the Syrian government wants to be returned to the state. However, the source said Russia believes in a gradual approach to the return of the Idlib Governorate, with a political settlement made between all of the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Iran, Russia, Syria, Turkey

Iran accuses US of supporting terrorism in Syria

Published 2019-09-16 09:20:06 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated before departing for Ankara Monday that the U.S. has played a destructive role in Syria. “The U.S.’ motives in Syria have to do with supporting terrorists,” Rouhani said before leaving for Ankara to attend the tripartite meeting on the Syrian crisis with the Turkish and Russian leaders. Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed that his country does not want to declare war or escalate tensions, but he believes the continued U.S. presence in Syria is illegal. Regarding the Iranian presence in Syria, President Rouhani said, “Our presence in Syria has… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Rouhani, Syria

Russia could protect Lebanon with S-400 system after Israeli attack: media

Published 2019-09-16 09:04:23 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – During his recent meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his dissatisfaction with Israel’s attacks inside Lebanon, Independent Arabia reported on Friday. The Russian source said: “Putin has expressed his dissatisfaction from Israel’s latest actions in Lebanon,” the publication reported, pointing out that Russia “rejects the aggression towards Lebanon’s sovereignty.” Putin further stated that someone is cheating him in regards to Syria and Lebanon and that he will not let it go without a response. According to him, Netanyahu was warned not to strike such targets in the future. According to… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon, Putin, Russia

US to use its strategic oil reserves following Saudi Aramco attacks

Published 2019-09-16 08:12:20 by Zen Adra in Middleeast

US President, Donald Trump, stated he has authorized the use of the national Strategic Petroleum Reserve with the aim to stabilize oil markets in the wake of Saudi Aramco attacks. “Based on the attack on Saudi Arabia, which may have an impact on oil prices, I have authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, if needed, in a to-be-determined amount sufficient to keep the markets well-supplied,” the US president stated in his Twitter account. “I have also informed all appropriate agencies to expedite approvals of the oil pipelines currently in the permitting process in Texas and various… Read on ->

Tags: Aramco, Houthis, Iran, Saudi Arabia, USA

US knows culprit behind attack on Saudi Arabia, ‘locked and loaded’ to respond: Trump

Published 2019-09-16 07:29:39 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, World-News

A Saturday drone attack caused massive fires at two of Saudi Aramco’s largest oil facilities – in Abqaiq and Khurais – halting the daily production of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude. US President Donald claimed that the US has “reason to believe that we know the culprit,” noting that Washington is “locked and loaded depending on verification” and is waiting to “hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack.” Shortly after that Trump added another tweet that reads “PLENTY OF OIL!”. Earlier Trump said that he had authorized “the release of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Trump, US

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