This is a summary of 18 AMN articles on the following subjects: Greece, Turkey, Erdogan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Idlib, Hasakah, US, Russia, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Guaido, Venezuela, Iran, ISIS, SDF, GNA, Tarhouna, Tempest, UK, Ethiopia, Sudan.

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Greek group opens fire on Turkish police boat near border

Published 2020-06-05 19:57:17 by Leith Aboufadel in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The Anatolia News agency announced on Friday that a Greek group wearing military fatigues opened fire on a Turkish police boat while the latter was patrolling the Mrayij River near the Turkish-Greek border. The news agency said that the Special Operations Police found near the Bashiurt border police station, the body of one of the asylum seekers beside a tree, while they were patrolling the Mrayij River. They explained that “a military camouflaged group opened fire from the Greek side towards the Special Operations Police boat while photographing the body.” The state noted that “the… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey


Turkey demonstrated its power in Libya, Syria and Iraq: Erdogan

Published 2020-06-05 19:27:42 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed his country’s military units stationed near the border with Syria during a phone conversation with his defense minister, Hulusi Akar. Erdogan said that the latest developments in northern Iraq, Libya and the “Spring of Peace” area and Idlib, Syria, showed the strength of Turkey’s military. “I am confident that our unity and solidarity will make the world look admiringly to Turkey and strengthen our position within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO),” Erdogan said. He continued: “The solidarity that we demonstrated with the brothers in Libya, and… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Turkey


Syrian gov’t issues statement about alleged destruction of Caliph Omar bin Abdul-Aziz grave

Published 2020-06-05 19:06:51 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Endowments issued a statement regarding the tomb of Caliph Omar bin Abdul-Aziz, located near the city of Maarat al-Nu’man in Idlib countryside, to dispel rumors of “hostile media” about his exposure to excavation and sabotage. The Ministry of Endowments said in the statement: “Some media hostile and supportive of terrorism reported news and videos about tampering with the grave of the Caliph Al-Adil and Al-Rashid Omar bin Abdul Aziz, may God be pleased with him, near Ma’rat al-Nu’man.” “For clarity, the Ministry of Endowments, after liberating the area of ​​Ma’rat al-Nu’man… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Hundreds protest against US-backed forces in southern Hasakah: video

Published 2020-06-05 18:32:25 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Hundreds of villagers in the Al-Shaddadi countryside (southern Al-Hasakah) demonstrated against the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday, citing anger over the killing of a young man and the wounding of several others yesterday. The demonstrators called for the withdrawal of the U.S. Coalition and its allied forces, while also calling for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to return to their areas. According to a correspondent from Sputnik Arabic, the protesters were comprised of “hundreds of residents of Al-Bajdali, Al-Hariri and Al-Hana Al-Sharqiyah villages from the Al-Muhasen/Al-Jabbour tribe in the Al-Shadadi countryside, south of… Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, US


US military tests new ‘S-400 killer’: video

Published 2020-06-05 18:18:56 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – An American newspaper announced that Washington conducted the first test of what they called the ‘killer’ of the Russian S-400 air defense system. According to the newspaper The Drive, the United States conducted the first test of the “AGM-88G” missile, as it was designed to destroy enemy air defense systems. https://youtu.be/FCBs1IEk9Fc The experiment was conducted using the fifth generation F-18A Super Hornet fighter, as military experts highly evaluated the interaction of the fighter systems and the new missile. The newspaper pointed out that the test took place at the U.S. Naval Military Airport in Maryland…. Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


US prevents Lebanon from acquiring air defense systems so Israel can attack Syria: expert

Published 2020-06-05 16:08:06 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – In an interview with Sputnik Radio (Arabic-language version), the military expert Dr. Amin Ahteit, stated that last night’s attack by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) was not the first time that they have used Lebanese airspace to bomb Syria. “Since Syria was able to restore its air defense platforms, Israel used Lebanese airspace to launch its aggression against Syria. It has taken four air routes from the south and north, and two in the center targeting the Damascus region and its surroundings, the Homs region and its surroundings, as well as Hama and its surroundings,”… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Syria


France denies harboring Juan Guaido despite Venezuelan gov’t claims

Published 2020-06-05 15:44:20 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – France denied on Friday that Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition in Venezuela, is seeking asylum in its diplomatic headquarters in the capital city, Caracas, after the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, said Guaido was hiding inside the French embassy. “Mr. Juan Guaido is not present at the French headquarters in Caracas … We have repeatedly confirmed this to the Venezuelan authorities,” said Agnes von der Mole, spokeswoman for the French Foreign Ministry. In response to a question about whether the Venezuelan dissident Leopoldo Lopez was at the residence of the Ambassador of Spain,… Read on ->

Tags: Guaido, Venezuela


First video of the Iranian ship sinking near Iraqi coast

Published 2020-06-05 15:34:49 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – Social media activists shared a video clip of a group of people documenting the moment when an Iranian ship sank in Iraqi waters on Thursday evening. Iraqi sources reported that the Iranian ship, which sank in the middle of last night in the Iraqi territorial waters in the Khawr Abdullah, was waiting for instructions to enter the port of Umm Qasr. The sources added, “5 of the 8 crew members were recovere , and the search for the rest is underway. The sources pointed out that “the ship was loaded with (850) tons of ceramics”,… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq


US Coalition, SDF launch new operation along Syrian-Iraqi border

Published 2020-06-05 15:04:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a new operation along the Syrian-Iraqi border on Friday, targeting a number of areas under the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) control. According to reports from eastern Syria, the U.S. Coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces began their operation in conjunction with the Iraqi Army, hitting a number of hideouts belonging to the Islamic State in the Khabour River area. The operation will attempt to clear the Islamic State zones of influence, which the terrorist group has built between the Syrian and Iraqi border. ISIS has recently resurfaced in… Read on ->

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Tags: ISIS, SDF, Syria


Greece is ready for military conflict with Turkey: MoD

Published 2020-06-05 14:09:32 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panayotopoulos said in a television interview  that his country is ready for everything in order to protect its sovereign rights, including military action against Turkey in the event of provocations. He pointed out that his ministry notes the increasing Turkish provocations in recent times. He claimed that “Turkey’s behavior has been very aggressive in the recent period. I think our only way to deal with this behavior, which generally tends to be aggressive, is to use all diplomatic weapons, as well as to ensure an increase in the capacity of our… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey


Turkish-backed forces capture strategic city from Libyan Army

Published 2020-06-05 13:20:28 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces, alongside several Syrian militants, announced that they have extended their control over the entire city of Tarhouna, which is one of the most important strongholds of the Libyan National Army (LNA) near Tripoli. The spokesperson for the GNA forces, Colonel Mohammad Qanunu, said on Friday that the government forces were extending their control over all of Tarhuna, adding that they had “defeated” the Libyan National Army units in the strategic city and had “taught them a lesson they will not forget. . Earlier in the day, Qanunu… Read on ->

Tags: GNA, Libya, Tarhouna


Turkey unveils its first satellite to go to space

Published 2020-06-05 13:05:43 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Turkish government has succeeded in producing their first domestic-made satellite, which will be sent into space next year. Anadolu Agency confirmed on Thursday evening that Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar supervised the installation of the last part of the satellite, which is named “Imja”, at the headquarters of the Turkish Technological Sciences Foundation in Ankara. The publication stated that after taking the necessary tests, the Turkish authorities will move to the last stage of production of the satellite, which was created with purely local capabilities, where its manufacturers were able to complete the model… Read on ->

Tags: Turkey


UK to surprise US with stealthier fighter jet than F-35: report

Published 2020-06-05 12:54:29 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M>) – Great Britain is seeking to launch its twin-engine stealth fighter called the “Tempest” less than a year after the full model of the plane was unveiled, the National Interest reported. According to National Interest, the Tempest should include a large list of sixth generation technologies such as supplying optional weapons, distinction with supersonic weapons or directed energy, and the ability to spread and control drone squadrons. Last July 16, at the Farnborough Airshow, British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson unveiled a complete model of the Tempest, the UK’s concept of a two-engine ghost. The British company… Read on ->

Tags: Tempest, UK, US


Ethiopia speaks out for first time since Sudan threatened ‘all-out war’

Published 2020-06-05 12:11:04 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The spokesman for the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Nigussu Tilahun, said on Thursday that the problems on the border with Sudan are normal and occur anywhere in the world. In a statement to Al-Ain News, Tilahun denied any border dispute with Sudan, noting that the relations between the two countries have been historic for hundreds of years. “The border crisis that the two countries witnessed recently was not a conflict of interests on the borders,” he said. He stressed that “these events are transient, thanks to the strategic ties that link the peoples of the two… Read on ->

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Tags: Ethiopia, Sudan


Iranian ship mysteriously sinks inside Iraqi territorial waters

Published 2020-06-05 11:32:27 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – The Iraqi Minister of Parliament for the Basra Governorate, Kazem Fenjan Al-Hammami, stated announced on Friday that an Iranian ship named had sunk in Iraqi territorial waters outside the entrance of the Khawr Abdullah Canal. Al-Hamami, who is the former Minister of Transport, told Shafaq News of Iraq that Iraqi rescue ships rushed to save the ship’s crew, adding that four people were rescued from the ship’s crew who were alive. Al-Hamami pointed out that the search part is continuing for five others believed to be dead. For its part, the Iraqi National News Agency… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq


Venezuela reveals Juan Guaido’s location after escaping authorities

Published 2020-06-05 11:12:19 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Venezuelan authorities revealed on Friday, the whereabouts of the leader of the Venezuelan opposition, Juan Guaido, after escaping from justice and legal authorities. France 24 quoted the statements of the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, who revealed that the leader of the Venezuelan opposition is present at the French embassy in the capital, Caracas. Asked whether the Venezuelan dissident Leopoldo Lopez was at the residence of the Spanish ambassador, and if Guaido was inside the French embassy, ​​Arreaza said, “We cannot enter the headquarters of the embassy of any country that was in this… Read on ->

Tags: Guaido, Venezuela


US accuses Russia of playing ‘destructive role’ in the Middle East, must leave immediately

Published 2020-06-05 10:43:05 by News Desk in Iraq, Middleeast, North-Africa, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs David Schenker said on Thursday that Russia “plays a destructive role” in the Middle East and “must leave” the region. According to Schenker, keeping the Russians away from this region has been the cornerstone of American politics 45 years ago. “We honestly believe that they (Russia) should get out of there (the Middle East),” the official said. At the same time, Schenker commented on the rivalry between Russia, the United States and China in the region, noting that Washington does not force these countries to make… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, Russia, Syria, US


Syrian Army’s new Idlib offensive is approaching amid mass Russian buildup: analyst

Published 2020-06-05 09:57:10 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to launch a massive military operation in the Idlib Governorate and “it seems that the operation is close,” a retired SAA officer said in an interview with Sputnik Arabic on Thursday. According to retired Brigadier General ‘Ali Maqsoud, a decision was taken to eradicate the last focus of terrorists in Syria within the Idlib enclave, indicating that the military operation began its efforts after the Syrian Air Force destroyed sites of mobilizing militant groups. These militant groups have been waging attacks from the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway) and… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


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