This is a summary of 12 AMN articles on the following subjects: Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Idlib, Russia, Syria, Libya, Iran, Israel, US, Venezuela, Soleimani, Hasakah, Assad, Gaddafi, Baghdad, Iraq, GNA.

Categories covered in this brief: North-Africa, Turkey, World-News, Syria, Iran, Middleeast, Iraq

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Turkey’s actions will lead to war with Egypt and Greece: expert

Published 2020-06-11 22:49:23 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – ‘Abdel-Latif Darwish, a professor of economics and crisis management in Egypt, said that Egypt’s agreement with Greece on the demarcation of maritime borders represents a strong blow to the agreement between Turkish President Recep Erdogan and the Libyan Government of National Accord. Darwish said, during a call with the Egypt’s Channel 10, that Europe and the major countries should put pressure on Turkey to stop the attempt to impose Turkish influence in the Arab region and the Mediterranean waters region.” He commented on the signing of the maritime border demarcation agreement between Italy and Greece,… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Greece, Turkey


Russia intensifies strikes against jihadists as Turkish forces amass for potential conflict with Syrian Army

Published 2020-06-11 22:41:04 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force continued its aerial campaign against the jihadist rebels in northwestern Hama this week, launching several strikes over the Al-Ghaab Plain region that is under militant control. Led by a fleet from the Hmeimim Airbase, the Russian Air Force began the day by heavily targeting the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), and Hurras Al-Deen group along the Hama-Idlib axis and as far as the Turkish border. Russian warplanes were said to have primarily concentrated on the jihadist gathering points and trenches that were dug up… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria, Turkey


Turkish aircraft was intercepted near strategic Libyan city

Published 2020-06-11 22:23:40 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – A Libyan military source told RT Arabic on Thursday that a Turkish cargo plane was intercepted along the coast of Misrata and forced to return home. The Egyptian and Libyan media had reported that 3 Turkish cargo planes were heading towards the western region of Libya when they were spotted by the Libyan National Army (LNA). No further details were released about the cargo plane; however, if true, this would be an important move for the Libyan National Army, as they have been trying to prevent the Turkish Ministry of Defense’s deliveries to the North… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Turkey


It’s time to end ‘tyranny of Israel’: Iranian FM

Published 2020-06-11 22:13:40 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has been instructing members of Congress in an unspoken manner, for years, indicating that it has poisoned American policies. Zarif enclosed a report published by the Telegraph Agency, entitled: “In a Great Change…” AIPAC “gives members of Congress a green light to criticize the Israeli annexation plan.” “It is time to end racism and Israeli tyranny within decision-making circles in the West,” the Iranian foreign minister wrote. On July 1, the new Israeli government is supposed to present its strategy… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel


Watch: Russian Tu-95 strategic bomber’s flight near US border

Published 2020-06-11 22:04:40 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense published a video clip of the flight of the Tu-95 strategic missile bombers over the seas separating the Far East and Alaska. Four aircraft patrolled the neutral waters of Chukchi, Bering, Okotsk, and the North Pacific lakes for 11 hours. On Wednesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that the US Air Force’s F-22 fighters were escorted. https://youtu.be/n2sWDL6mRKo  

Tags: Russia, US


US attempted to bribe Iranian tankers en route to Venezuela: official

Published 2020-06-11 20:05:21 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Mohsen Rezai, secretary of the Expediency Council for the Diagnosis of the Systems in Iran, said that sending the fleet of fuel tankers to Venezuela was “a great act in which American threats were defied.” Rezai said in his speech, today, during a meeting of the Supreme Council of Provinces: “The issue included fraternal solidarity as well as the economic aspect, because before the arrival of our tankers to Venezuela we had received their sums,” according to the Iranian News Agency, Fars. He continued: “This procedure was a great act. When our tankers were in… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Venezuela


Iran publishes 1st official photo of Quds Force spy that leaked Qassem Soleimani’s whereabouts

Published 2020-06-11 18:11:40 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Iranian media published, for the first time, the image of Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, the man accused of spying for America and Israel, and providing them with information about the movements of the late Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani. According to the state-owned Fars News Agency: “The image of the Iranian spy agent for the CIA and the Mossad Zionist Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, who was sentenced to death by the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Iran, was published for the first time.” https://twitter.com/arabicfarsnews/status/1270973054252994560?s=20 Activists had circulated on social networking sites, last Tuesday evening, a picture… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Soleimani


US military vehicle breaks down while attempting to block Russian patrol in Syria: video

Published 2020-06-11 18:02:55 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – A video clip of an American military vehicle attempting to obstruct the Russian patrol’s mission in Syria was released this week, resulting in the U.S.vehicle breaking down along the road. The video clip shows the the American vehicle’s failed attempt to block the conduct of the Russian patrol in Syria. https://twitter.com/alexwarcorr/status/1270780898921848832?s=20 The Russian military patrol had penetrated the American checkpoint in northeastern Syria (east of the Euphrates) to reach one of its bases in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. This is the second type of incident involving the Russian and U.S. forces in northeastern Syria this week…. Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria, US


Syrian President dismisses Prime Minister, assigns replacement

Published 2020-06-11 17:42:16 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, EBANON (5:30 P.M.)- Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued Decree No. 143 of 2020, to dismiss Prime Minister Imad Muhammad Deeb Khamis from his position, and to assign Hussein Arnous to replace him. President Al-Assad assigned Hussein Arnous the functions of the Prime Minister in addition to his duties as Minister of Water Resources, and the government will continue its work until the election of a new cabinet, according to the SANA news agency . The Presidency of the Syrian Republic published on its Facebook account that “President al-Assad issued a decree that relieved Khamis of his duties under the… Read on ->

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Tags: Assad, Syria


It’s time for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to take charge in Libya: official

Published 2020-06-11 17:14:47 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The political official in the “Libyan Struggle Front”, Ahmed Qaddaf Al-Dam, said on Wednesday that Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, is popular in Libya, and he should not stand idly by about what is happening in Libya today. He said, in an intervention on Al-Mayadeen channel, that the Libyan Al-Wefaq government was not legitimate and expired and had not been authorized by Parliament. “If the world came together to impose on us a government we would not accept it, we accept the will of the Libyans, and we decide… Read on ->

Tags: Gaddafi, Libya


Powerful explosion rocks Baghdad’s Green Zone after missile lands near US embassy

Published 2020-06-11 01:01:32 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 A.M.) – The Iraqi Security Media Cell announced a short time ago, that missiles targeted the Green Zone in central Baghdad and that the sirens sounded from the American embassy. They that a Katyusha missile landed in the Green Zone in Baghdad, without any significant losses. The media wing indicated that the missile landed near the People’s Stadium, “east of the capital.” Al-Sumaria TV quoted a security source as saying that “the Green Zone in central Baghdad was targeted by a Katyusha missile .” They added that “a Katyusha missile landed today in the Green Zone in… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq


Mission impossible? Turkish-backed forces attempt lose helicopter under a bridge

Published 2020-06-11 00:42:06 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – A few days ago, the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces released a video showing their troops seizing a Russian-made Mi-35 helicopter that was left behind by the Libyan National Army (LNA). In the video, the GNA forces could be seen towing the helicopter out of the captured area to an undisclosed location. Well, it looks like this helicopter won’t be used for a while, as a new photo surfaced showing the Mi-35 stuck under a bridge after the GNA tried tow it away from the Tripoli area. https://twitter.com/LNA2019M/status/1270798036839608327?s=20

Tags: GNA, Libya


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