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Big blast rocks Iranian capital: video

Published 2020-06-30 23:38:01 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – On the evening of Tuesday, the Iranian media reported that 13 people were killed and 6 others wounded in an explosion at a medical facility north of the capital, Tehran. Hamid-Reza Godrezi, Tehran’s deputy governor, told state television that the explosion was caused by a gas leak. Iranian sites indicated that the explosions took place at the Sina Medical Center on Shari’ati Street, near Tarshish District, north of the capital, Tehran. https://youtu.be/uUfzPXWCwJs It reported that the explosions caused partial destruction in some of the neighboring buildings. The head of the Iranian emergency center said that… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Tehran


US blames Assad, Russia, Iran for crisis in Syria

Published 2020-06-30 22:31:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – A spokesperson for the U.S. State Department posted on Twitter a statement affirming America’s response to both Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and the Russian and Iranian forces. “In response to the ongoing crisis caused by Assad and the Russian and Iranian forces, the United States announced more than $696 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people,” they tweeted. “Our national security strategy prioritizes this critical support to the displaced,” they added. It is noteworthy that America imposed sanctions on Syria, including the “Caesar Law” which came into effect, by Washington announcing sanctions on… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Iran, Russia, Syria


Egyptian military unveils its new air defense system: video and photos

Published 2020-06-30 21:48:11 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Egyptian Ministry of Defense showed a video clip of the Egyptian “Sky Guard” system, nicknamed “Amoun”, during the celebration of the annual anniversary of the Egyptian Air Defense Forces. The system appeared near one of the Egyptian coasts along the Red Sea, during the inauguration of the “Bernice Military Base”, and the Mi-24 helicopters and the aircraft carrier Mistral also appeared in the caliph. The Sky Guard  system, is an Italian-based short-range air defense system that mixes artillery and missiles, and can address various potential air hostilities, which include aircraft, fighters, and cruise missiles,… Read on ->

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Tags: Egypt


Second powerful explosion hits Iran in past 24 hours: video

Published 2020-06-30 21:30:03 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – On Tuesday, an explosion was heard north of the capital, Tehran, noting that smoke plumes were rising in the area of ​​the explosion. The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) said that the explosion, whose cause is currently unknown, occurred in the Jirish district. Iranian sites indicated that explosions occurred in the “Sina Athar” medical center in Shari’ati Street, near Tarshish district, north of the capital, Tehran. https://twitter.com/jadehiran/status/1278006405568647178?s=20 It reported that the explosions caused partial destruction in some of the neighboring buildings. https://twitter.com/amjad_abdi88/status/1278008666789081090?s=20 The authorities closed Shari’ati Street as a result of the explosions, while Tehran… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Tehran


Yemeni groups call for Turkish military intervention

Published 2020-06-30 21:19:04 by News Desk in Turkey, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Yemeni government forces on Tuesday strongly criticized the calls for the intervention of regional countries, especially Turkey, in the Gulf nation, describing it as “a great betrayal of the Arab alliance and the Yemeni people.” The joint forces in the west coast (which includes the Giants Brigade, the Republican Guard and the brigades of the Thami resistance) indicated in a statement issued on Tuesday, that there are “political and media figures and activists from partisan currents hostile to the Arab alliance” calling for the intervention of regional states, especially Turkey, in Yemen along the… Read on ->

Tags: Turkey, Yemen


Syrian villagers protest against US forces, intercept convoy in Al-Hasakah

Published 2020-06-30 21:09:04 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – Dozens of people in the U.S.-controlled village of Al-Karima demonstrated against the American presence in Al-Hasakah, local reports said on Tuesday. “The residents of Al-Karima village, 15 km east of the town of Al-Qahtaniya in the northern countryside of Al-Hasakah, which is under the control of the American army and militias loyal to it, fended off a group of American armored vehicles while trying to enter the village, where they were struck them with stones and sticks and forced to withdraw,” a Sputnik Arabic correspondent said. One of the villagers told Sputnik, that the U.S…. Read on ->

Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Russia and Turkey increase flights to Libya as major showdown at Sirte approaches

Published 2020-06-30 20:55:17 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Russia and Turkey have recently increased their flights to Libya amid a large military buildup along the Sirte front. According to flight radar data, both Russia and Turkey have sent cargo planes, likely filled with weapons, to Tripoli and Benghazi, as Moscow continues its support to the Libyan National Army (LNA) and Turkey to the Government of National Accord (GNA). With reports of a large GNA build up west of Sirte, it appears Turkey is going through with this offensive, despite threats of Egypt’s military intervention in Libya. Egyptian President ‘Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi warned ten… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya, Russia, Turkey


US Senate proposes to buy Turkey’s S-400 system

Published 2020-06-30 20:20:13 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Republican Senator John Thune proposed the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense systems from Turkey, and for that he proposed an amendment to the National Defense Budget Allocation Bill 2021 (NDAA) published on the Congress website. The parliamentary proposal does not indicate whether Ankara has the desire and right to resell the complexes without permission from Moscow. In turn, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Jim Reach, proposed an amendment that would impose sanctions on Turkey in accordance with the “CAATSA” law (the Act Against America’s Sanctions through Sanctions). Deliveries of… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Turkey, US


Netanyahu warns Assad: ‘You are risking the future of your country and regime’ over Iran

Published 2020-06-30 20:03:06 by News Desk in Iran, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday sent a warning message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. During a press conference in Jerusalem with the U.S/ Special Envoy on Iran, Brian Hook, Netanyahu expressed Tel Aviv’s intention to prevent Iran from militarily positioning itself in Syria, stressing that Israel “has repeatedly taken strong military measures against Iran and its allies in Syria and other places” “. Netanyahu addressed “the mullahs of Tehran” by saying that Israel will continue to take these measures, “as they are necessary to prevent you from establishing another terrorist front and another… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Israel, Netanyahu, Syria


Egypt’s air defenses are ready for any threat: commander

Published 2020-06-30 19:55:12 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Egyptian Air Defense Commander, Ali Fahmy, stressed the keenness of his forces to possess the capabilities that enable them to perform their duties with high efficiency, indicating that the sky of Egypt would be dangerous for any enemy. He indicated during an interview that: “This is done through the development and modernization of air defense systems, taking into account the diversity of arms sources according to scientific foundations followed in the armed forces, taking advantage of military cooperation with brotherly and friendly countries in its various fields.” In statements to the military editors, during… Read on ->

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Tags: Egypt


Terrorist attack targets Revolutionary Guard in east Iran

Published 2020-06-30 17:35:53 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Iranian media and official sources reported that a terrorist attack targeted Revolutionary Guard vehicles in the Korin region in the Sistan and Baluchestan province. According to the Iranian media, this attack resulted in the wounding of the commander of the Revolutionary Guards in Korin. Fida Hussein Melki, a deputy from the city of Zahedan, said in parliament today, Tuesday: “An attack was carried out by the terrorist organization, the Justice Army, during the passage of two cars belonging to the Revolutionary Guard.” The deputy pointed out that this attack did not kill anyone except… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Powerful blast rocks eastern Iran: report

Published 2020-06-30 03:27:31 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 A.M.) – Iran’s Tasnim News Agency quoted local sources as saying that a military bus was targeted in the Korin region of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran, on the border with Pakistan and Afghanistan. MEanwhile, the Iranian news agency, Mehr, said that an explosion took place on the road between the cities of Zahedan-Khash in southeastern Iran. Some sources reported hearing an explosion near the village of Glogah, which is located in the Koren region on the road between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, in the southeast Sistan-Baluchestan province. According to Mehr’s follow-up, it is… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Russia withdraws from UN mechanism on exchanging information in Syria, US ‘shocked’

Published 2020-06-30 00:43:52 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, confirmed Russia’s withdrawal from the UN mechanism for exchanging information about humanitarian sites in Syria, noting that it has no mandate from the Security Council. “This mechanism was the result of a voluntary agreement. It has no mandate from the UN Security Council. I have referred more than once to the disadvantages of this mechanism, but it has been consistently ignored,” Nebenzia said during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday. The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs, Marc Lukoc, said… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, US


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