This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: China, India, Taiwan, Iran, Libya, Turkey, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Russia, Iraq, IRGC, North_Korea, Idlib, Syria, US, Venezuela.

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Indian Army announces killing of 20 soldiers in deadliest battle with Chinese forces this year

Published 2020-06-16 22:58:57 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – The Indian Army announced on Tuesday that 20 of its soldiers were killed in clashes with Chinese forces in the disputed border region. According to Reuters, the army said in a statement that 17 Indian soldiers had died from serious wounds, along with an officer and two soldiers who had died earlier. The statement added that the clash between the forces of the two countries has since been halted, following deescalation efforts by China and India. On June 16, Indian officials said that a clash occurred between Indian and Chinese soldiers at the disputed border,… Read on ->

Tags: China, India


Taiwan intercepts Chinese warplane for 3rd time in 5 days

Published 2020-06-16 22:49:04 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense said that the aircraft of the Taiwan Air Force intercepted a Chinese fighter jet that had briefly entered the island’s air defense zone on Tuesday, recording the third such incident in a week. The ministry said that the J-10 fighter plane had received radio warnings before it was intercepted by the Taiwanese Air Force. On Tuesday, the ministry said that several Su-30 combat aircraft, one of China’s most advanced warplanes, entered the same airspace and also received the same warning to leave the area. The ministry also said on Friday… Read on ->

Tags: China, Taiwan


Iran announces its support for Turkish-backed gov’t in Libya

Published 2020-06-16 22:40:42 by News Desk in Iran, North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – Iran has said it shares views with Turkey on ways to resolve the Libyan crisis, expressing its support for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord. “We seek to have a political solution to the Libyan crisis to end the civil war,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a joint press conference in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on Monday. “We support the legitimate government in Libya, and it is able to end the ongoing war. We have common views with the Turkish side on ways to end the crisis in Libya… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Libya, Turkey


Israeli forces conduct wide-scale raids across West Bank region: video

Published 2020-06-16 22:30:41 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – At dawn on Tuesday, the Israeli army launched a campaign of arrests among Palestinians, as they stormed several cities in the West Bank, claiming that these people were wanted by the authorities. The Israeli forces stormed the town of Sebastia, north of Nablus, and closed the archaeological site to the citizens, without citing the reasons. The mayor of Sebastia, Muhammad Azim, said: “The town is systematically exposed to the incursions of settlers and occupation soldiers, in an attempt to impose a fait accompli and control the monuments in the town.” In the town of Ya’bad,… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Palestine


Russian, Egyptian forces to hold air defense exercises

Published 2020-06-16 22:21:10 by News Desk in North-Africa, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The commander of the Russian Air Defense Forces, Alexander Leonov, announced that the Russian and Egyptian Air Defense Forces will hold joint exercises in 2021. In statements to Russian media, Leonov confirmed that the exercises will take place on Russian soil, in the context of additional cooperation with specialists in the Egyptian and Russian air defense forces. It is noteworthy that the air defense units in Russia’s southern military region participated for the first time in the “Friendship Arrow” exercises for the Air Defense Forces in Egypt last year on Egyptian soil. The exercises were… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Russia


Iran’s IRGC allegedly launches rare attack along Iraqi border

Published 2020-06-16 17:56:05 by News Desk in Iran, Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – The Iraqi media reported that “Iranian artillery bombed a number of border areas inside the Kurdistan region, today, Tuesday, coinciding with the bombing of Turkish aircraft in northern Iraq.” The Rudaw News network stated that “the Turkish Air Force and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards bombed the village of Anah, which belongs to the Haji Imran district,” stressing that the attack primarily focused on the border region, which is believed to have a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) presence. The network explained that “the bombing started at nine in the morning,” adding that “drones were used in… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, IRGC


First scenes of North Korea destroying South Korean liaison office

Published 2020-06-16 17:46:04 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Reuters published scenes showing a major explosion on the northern side of the border between North and South Korea on Tuesday. A large explosion was heard on Tuesday, and smoke billowed in the Kaesong region in North Korea, according to the agency. Reuters said North Korea blew up the inter-Korean liaison office located in the northern border. https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1272811225894629376?s=20 The South Korean Yonhap news agency quoted a military source as saying that the South Korean military is now investigating whether this was linked to the bombing of the North-South Joint Liaison Office, which is located in… Read on ->

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Tags: North_Korea


Russian military comes under attack in Idlib

Published 2020-06-16 17:32:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that a bomb exploded today during a Russian-Turkish patrol along the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway in the Idlib Governorate. According to Major-General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense: “Today, during a joint patrol on the road between the towns of Ariha and Urum al-Juz, the militants attempted a terrorist attack with the aim of disrupting the monitoring of the situation along the M-4 Highway. As a result of an explosive device on the convoy road, an armored personnel carrier was slightly damaged and the joint patrol… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Fierce clashes breakout between Chinese and Indian forces along disputed border

Published 2020-06-16 17:18:02 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Indian army announced on Tuesday that one officer and two soldiers were killed in clashes with Chinese army forces on the border between the two countries in the Ladakh region, noting that army officials are now attempting to deescalate the situation. A statement issued by the Indian army stated that “during the ongoing de-escalation process in the village of Galwan, violent clashes erupted yesterday night, which resulted in casualties. The losses on the Indian side included the killing of an officer and two soldiers.” The statement added that “officials from both sides are now… Read on ->

Tags: China, India


Syrian Army pushes large number of reinforcements and heavy weapons to southern Idlib

Published 2020-06-16 11:04:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has deployed more reinforcements to the Idlib Governorate this week amid reports of a new offensive in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region. According to a field source in southern Idlib, the Syrian Army sent a large number of reinforcements to the Jabal Al-Zawiya region and Al-Ghaab Plain over the last 48 hours. In addition to the large number of reinforcements, the Syrian Army also deployed several tanks and missile launchers to the Jabal Al-Zawiya front, indicating that something big is coming. Over the weekend, a Syrian military source revealed that the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Iran prepares to challenge US threats by sending more oil to Venezuela

Published 2020-06-16 10:52:13 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – Iran is preparing to deliver more oil to Venezuela, despite threats from the United States about more sanctions, the Reuters News Agency reported. “Iran may send two or three shipments per month in regular sales of gasoline to Venezuela,” noting that it is a clear challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump. Reuters said their two sources explained said that Iran is planning to expand their influence into South America by developing their relations with Venezuela, who has relied on the Islamic Republic recently for fuel. There was no response to requests for comment from the… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, US, Venezuela


North Korea blows up South Korean liaison office in dangerous provocation

Published 2020-06-16 10:38:50 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The South Korean Ministry of Unity announced on Tuesday, that “North Korea detonated the Inter-Korean Liaison Office in Kaesong.” According to the South Korea-based Yonhap News Agency, the Unification Ministry said that “North Korea blew up the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong at 2:49 P.M.,” without further details. In its first move, the South Korean army announced that it had raised its alert level and level of surveillance over North Korea, after the liaison office in Kaesong was bombed. The South Korean agency previously announced that explosions and smoke were heard in the Kaesong region… Read on ->

Tags: North_Korea


New missile attack targets airport hosting US forces in Iraq

Published 2020-06-16 10:29:17 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – A new missile attack was reportedly at an Iraqi military base that is hosting the U.S. Armed Forces, local sources said on Tuesday. According to the sources, at least two Katyusha missiles targeted the an near the Baghdad Airport, causing a brief explosion in the process. The sources said two missiles specifically targeted the Center for Diplomatic Support in Baghdad, which hosts officials of the international coalition. No information has been released about any loss of life or property. Furthermore, no one has claimed responsibility for this latest attack. Military sites in Iraq belonging to… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, US


Massive US convoy enters eastern Syria from neighboring Iraq

Published 2020-06-16 10:14:33 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – A massive U.S. Coalition convoy entered eastern Syria this week from neighboring Iraq, local activists reported from the Al-Hasakah Governorate. According to the reports, the U.S. Coalition convoy consisted of approximately 200 trucks, which were carrying logistical and military supplies, along with reinforcements. The large U.S. convoy was said to have entered eastern Syria on Monday through the illegal Waleed Crossing, which links Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate with Al-Hasakah. Following its entry into eastern Syria, the U.S. Coalition convoy traveled to the Al-Qamishli District in northern Al-Hasakah and to eastern Deir Ezzor. The U.S. convoy’s entry… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


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