A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria

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Moment US F-15 intercepts Iranian civilian airliner over Syria

Published 2020-07-24 12:17:00 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – At approximately 8:30 P.M. (local time), two U.S. F-15 jets approached an Iranian civilian airliner over southeastern Syria. According to reports, the U.S. F-15 jets approached the Iranian Mahar Air aircraft from a distance, as the Pentagon claimed the airliner was approaching the Al-Tanf region, which is currently under American control near the Iraqi and Jordanian borders. The incident was caught on film by all parties involved, including passengers on the Mahan Air flight, who shared the terrifying moments that the F-15 approached the airliner. https://twitter.com/aldin_ww/status/1286398194109358081?s=20 Last night’s incident marked the first time during the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


Romanian warplane intercepts Russian strategic bomber

Published 2020-07-24 11:44:30 by News Desk in World-News

The strategic body of water and its surrounding area have seen a flurry of military activity in recent days, with NATO and partner nations kicking off Sea Breeze drills in the northwestern Black Sea on Monday, and Russia’s southern and western military districts conducting large-scale drills as part of a surprise combat readiness check near Crimea. Romanian MiG-21 fighter jets have been scrambled to escort a pair of Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers during a scheduled flight over the Black Sea, Russia’s Ministry of Defence announced on Thursday. “During the flight, aircraft crews covered about 4,500 km and were in the… Read on ->

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Tags: Romania, Russia


Syria 2.0? Turkey and Russia establish joint working committee on Libya

Published 2020-07-24 11:30:08 by News Desk in North-Africa, Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – Despite supporting opposing sides in another conflict in the Mediterranean, both Russia and Turkey have setup a joint working committee to establish peace inside Libya. Similar to Syria, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced the holding of talks between Moscow and Ankara regarding the Libyan crisis to create conditions for a permanent ceasefire in Libya, as well as the formation of a joint working group tasked with achieving progress in the political dialogue between the Libyans. In an interview with “Without Restrictions,” Turkish political analyst Firas Radwanoglu said: “This committee is necessary because it will reduce… Read on ->

Tags: Libya, Russia, Turkey


Iraqi President expresses solidarity with Egypt and desire to closer relations

Published 2020-07-24 11:17:27 by News Desk in Iraq, North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The President of the Iraqi Republic, Barham Salih, received on Thursday in Baghdad Palace, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Iraq, Ala’a Moussa, who conveyed the greetings of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his wishes to Iraq for a period of progress and prosperity. Salih stressed during the meeting, Iraqi support to the Arab Republic of Egypt in its endeavor to protect its water rights on the issue of the Renaissance Dam, in a manner that preserves Egypt’s interests and water security, noting that it is closely following developments in the Libyan… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Iraq, Libya


Russia calls on US to stop occupying Syria and Israel to end attacks

Published 2020-07-24 10:10:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, called on the United States to end the occupation of Syria and return oil fields to the government, and also called on Israel to stop airstrikes on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. “We draw the attention of members of the United Nations and the Security Council to reports of the Western press about a widespread environmental catastrophe that threatens northeastern Syria and Iraq because of the barbaric methods of extracting oil in the fields that the United States claims to defend,” Nebenzia said during… Read on ->

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Tags: Israel, Russia, Syria, US


Egypt foiled Muslim Brotherhood operation: media

Published 2020-07-24 09:57:06 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced on Thursday, the dismantling of a “large terrorist cell”, which it said was “affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and was being run by leaders of the organization in Turkey.” The Egyptian Middle East News Agency quoted the Ministry of Interior as saying: “In continuation of the ministry’s efforts to uncover hostile plans of the terrorist Brotherhood, we have monitored the national security sector information about the organization’s leaders issuing instructions to a number of Brotherhood elements and their collaborators in the country to work to implement their plan that… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt


US says interception of Iranian aircraft was to ensure safety of American forces in Syria

Published 2020-07-24 09:22:48 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The U.S. Central Central Command confirmed on Friday, that an F-15 fighter approached the Iranian plane to verify its identity and to ensure the security of U.S. forces at the Al-Tanf base in Syria. “An American F-15 fighter carried out a routine air mission in the coalition forces area in Tanf area in Syria and approached the Mahan civilian plane tonight at a safe distance of about 1,000 meters, so that it could be seen,” the command said in a statement. On Thursday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed that it would study the details of… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria, US


Greece warns Turkey it will do ‘everything necessary’ defend its territories

Published 2020-07-24 09:04:59 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – Greece warned on Thursday that it would do “everything necessary” to defend its sovereign rights, in response to Turkey’s plans to explore for oil and gas in the southern Greek islands of  the eastern Mediterranean. According to the Associated Press, the Greek government spokesman, Stelios Petas, described the excavation as a direct violation of Greek sovereignty and its ally, Cyprus. Petas said: “The government assures all parties that Greece will not accept the violation of its sovereignty and will do whatever is necessary to defend its sovereign rights.” The conflict over minerals rights on the… Read on ->

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Tags: Greece, Mediterranean, Turkey


Chinese Air Force to US military aircraft: ‘Change your course immediately’

Published 2020-07-24 08:24:27 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – A US aircraft flew too close to the Chinese coast on Thursday and was warned off by Chinese forces – something the US and its allies never hesitate to characterize as aggressive behavior when the aircraft are Chinese. It’s a change of cast from the typical news: a US aircraft strayed too close to Chinese airspace on Thursday and got a stern warning from Chinese forces to turn away. “This is China Naval Air Force on guard, you are approaching Chinese air domain,” the US plane was warned. “Change your course immediately or you will… Read on ->

Tags: China, US


Scary moment: US warplane intercepts Iranian passenger aircraft in Syria – video

Published 2020-07-24 07:49:49 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) – A military aircraft belonging to the U.S. Air Force intercepted a passenger plane of the Iranian Air Transport Company “Mahan Air” that was traveling from Tehran to Beirut, over Syrian airspace on Thursday, the Iranian national radio and television agency reported. According to the agency’s statement, a number of passengers were injured as a result of the sudden rise and fall of the plane. Initial reports indicated that the fighters were Israeli, but Iranian television confirmed that the fighters that intercepted the plane were American, not the former. In a statement, the Israeli army denied… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria, US


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