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Azerbaijan summons Jordanian ambassador over allegations of arming Armenia

Published 2020-07-27 23:09:34 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has summoned Jordanian Ambassador Sami Abdullah Ghosheh over reports that Amman has supplied arms to Armenia, amid a standoff between the two Caucasian nations, the ministry’s press service said on Monday. “On 27 July 2020, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Azerbaijan was summoned to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and met with Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov. During the meeting, Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov discussed with the Jordanian ambassador the supply of armament to Armenia, among other issues. The deputy minister noted that … news on the ammunition’s sale by Jordan was met… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Jordan


New attack reported on Iraqi military base that houses US-led Coalition forces

Published 2020-07-27 21:57:04 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 P.M.) – Minutes ago, reports surfaced about a new attack on the Taji military camp, north of the capital city, Baghdad, this evening. According to the reports, a number of Katyusha rockets hit the Taji camp, which houses the U.S.-led Coalition forces. No further details have been released as of this time. The Iraqi security forces have yet to issue a statement regarding the alleged claims, nor has the U.S.-led Coalition troops that are based there. These latest claims come just a day after the Iraqi security forces discovered a number of Katyusha rockets hidden in the… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, US


US showcases naval might in front of Russia, Turkey in eastern Mediterranean: photos

Published 2020-07-27 21:45:57 by News Desk in Middleeast, Turkey, World-News

The US Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike group is carrying out live-fire exercises with its accompanying strike group in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the Navy News Service (NNS) said in a report on Monday. “Naval aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) conducted day and night precision-guided munition and live ordnance strikes on the Greek Karavia Range in the Mediterranean Sea, July 25-26”, the report said. “The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in 6th fleet area of operations in support of US national security interests in Europe and Africa”. The exercises included F/A-18 Super-Hornet jets firing… Read on ->

Tags: Mediterranean, Russia, Turkey, US


Egyptian Army chief inspects combat readiness of troops along Libyan border

Published 2020-07-27 21:35:07 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 P.M.) – The Egyptian Armed Forces announced that the Chief-of-Staff of the Egyptian Army, Mohammad Farid, inspected the combat readiness of soldiers at the western strategic front near the Libyan borders. The official page of the Egyptian Armed Forces on Facebook said: “General Mohammad Farid, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces witnessed the procedures for the alignment and combat readiness of the armed forces soldiers at the western strategic direction, which comes within the framework of the General Command’s plan to follow up the strict measures to protect the country’s borders and national security on all… Read on ->

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Tags: Egypt, Libya


Up close footage of Russian Su-27 jet intercepting US military aircraft

Published 2020-07-27 21:24:01 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Monday, that its Su-27 fighter aircraft intercepted an American reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea waters. In a statement, the Russian Ministry of Defense said: “On July 27, the Russian air defenses monitored over the international waters of the Black Sea an air target that was approaching the borders of the Russian state. In order to intercept the target, a Su-27 fighter took off from the Air Defense Forces’ Southern Military Circle. ” The statement added: “The Russian fighter crew approached the flying object from a safe distance… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


Armenian soldier killed by sniper fire along Azerbaijani border

Published 2020-07-27 21:16:07 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense announced the death of an Armenian soldier on Monday, as a result of the confrontations that took place on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, bringing the death toll in recent fighting in the region to 19. The ministry explained that the soldier, Ashut Michailian, was killed on Sunday night, by enemy sniper fire from a site in northeastern Armenia.” In turn, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense accused the Armenian army of firing on its positions during the past 24 hours by using “heavy machine guns and snipers”. The battles… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Netanyahu warns Hezbollah they are ‘playing with fire’, will receive harsh response

Published 2020-07-27 20:52:27 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, that the Hezbollah is “playing with fire” and will receive a harsh response. For his part, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said during a joint conference with Netanyahu that the Israeli army is ready to deal with any threat. On Monday, the border area between Lebanon and Israel witnessed several explosions after several artillery shells were launched in the occupied Sheba’a Farms. The official Lebanese National News Agency stated that the Israeli army carried out an artillery bombardment targeting the eastern highlands of the town of Kafr Shuba… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Netanyahu


Hezbollah releases photos of Israeli drone that crashed in Lebanon

Published 2020-07-27 20:41:04 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – Hezbollah released pictures on Monday of the Israeli drone, which crashed yesterday evening in southern Lebanon. The organization’s military media published photos of the Israeli drone, showing the unmanned aircraft mostly still intact, despite crashing inside of southern Lebanon The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed that its drone crashed in southern Lebanon, adding that they are not worried about any data being taken from it. An Israeli army statement said: “A little while ago, during an IDF operation on the Lebanese border, an Israeli army drone crashed into Lebanese territory and there was no fear… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, IDF, Lebanon


Russian Su-27 jet intercepts another US military aircraft over the Black Sea

Published 2020-07-27 20:28:39 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – A Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew Monday to intercept a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft over international waters in the Black Sea. The statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense indicated that the Russian Air Defense Forces had detected an aircraft approaching the Russian border on July 27, prompting them to deploy their aircraft. “The Su-27 Air Force fighter in the southern military region flew to intercept the flying target. The fighter crew approached the target at a safe distance to identify it, and it turned out to be an American Poseidon reconnaissance plane,” the statement said…. Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad sent letter to bin Salman about ending Yemeni War: media

Published 2020-07-27 20:15:18 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) – The former Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sent a letter to the Saudi Crown Prince, Prince Muhammad bin Salman, in which he presented ideas for an initiative to end the war in Yemen. The Asharq Al-Aswat newspaper reported on Sunday that Ahmadinejad suggested in his letter that bin Salman form a committee that includes a number of internationally trusted personalities concerned with freedom and justice to hold talks with the two opposing parties (in Yemen), with the aim of ending the crisis and bringing peace and friendship. Addressing Bin Salman, Ahmadinejad allegedly said: “I am confident,… Read on ->

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Tags: Ahmadinejahd, Iran


Hezbollah says no attack occurred along Lebanese border, calls Israeli claims ‘fake victories’

Published 2020-07-27 19:38:10 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – Hezbollah has officially denied all claims of an attack against the Israeli forces along the Lebanese border on Monday. “All the enemy claims about thwarting an infiltration operation from Lebanese territory into occupied Palestine is an attempt to invent fake news and fake victories,” the Hezbollah statement said. The Hezbollah statement comes just hours after the Israeli Army said they foiled an attack by enemy forces along the Lebanese border. According to the claims, Hezbollah fighters attempted to attack an Israeli military convoy in the Sheba’a Farms area, resulting in the IDF’s counter-attack near Kafr… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon


Syrian Army unleashes major attack on jihadist forces between Latakia and Idlib

Published 2020-07-27 18:37:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – For the second time in two days, the Syrian Arab Army’s 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces), who just deployed to the southern countryside of Idlib, launched several artillery shells and missiles towards the jihadist positions in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region. According to a field report from southern Idlib, the Syrian Army heavily bombarded the front-line positions of the jihadist rebels, targeting trenches and posts belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), and the Turkish-backed National Liberation Forces (NLF). At the same time, the Syrian Army troops, in coordination… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Latakia, Syria


Foreign Minister asserts Lebanon’s right to self defense against Israeli aggression

Published 2020-07-27 18:17:10 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti asserted Lebanon’s right to defend itself against any Israeli aggression, confirming Lebanon’s commitment to Security Council Resolution 1701. In exclusive statements to Sky News, the Lebanese Foreign Minister considered that the deployment of the Israeli Army’s anti-missile batteries and artillery on the Israeli borders bordering Lebanon is “unjustified.” The Minister stressed his country’s adherence to the presence of UNIFIL forces and its commitment to Security Council Resolution 1701 regarding the maintenance of peace and security in southern Lebanon, and his country’s adherence to security and the Blue Line and the… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon


France sends 36 Rafale jets to India amid tensions along Chinese border: video

Published 2020-07-27 17:45:31 by News Desk in World-News

India purchased 36 Rafale fighter jets from France under a government-to-government deal in 2016 at a cost of $8.7 billion. The delivery of the jets was expedited by France at the behest of India after border tensions with China worsened in April of this year. The new Rafale jets add strategic depth and strength to India’s air combat capabilities, says an Indian official after inducting five Dassault Aviation fighters on Monday. The jets are headed to the Ambala Air Base in Punjab, close to Ladakh and the Pakistan border. Pilots and ground crew have received comprehensive training on the aircraft,… Read on ->

Tags: China, France, India


Egyptian Armed Forces mobilize along Libyan border

Published 2020-07-27 17:21:57 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – On Monday, members of the Egyptian Armed Forces were mobilized to the western border in light of tensions in the Libyan arena. The Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, General Mohamed Farid, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that their troops were making preparations for all possible scenarios, including a potential military operation. The Egyptian Council of Representatives previously announced its unanimous approval of the deputies present to send elements of the Egyptian Armed Forces on combat missions outside the borders of the Egyptian state, to defend the Egyptian national security in the western strategic region… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya


Israel says Hezbollah ‘sabotage operation’ thwarted along Lebanese border

Published 2020-07-27 17:03:37 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – On Monday, the Israeli army announced that it had  thwarted a “sabotage operation” that was carried out by Hezbollah  on the border between Lebanon and Israel. “The IDF thwarted a sabotage operation in the Jabal Roos area, where the forces managed to disrupt an operation planned by a Hezbollah cell consisting of 3 to 4 terrorists who infiltrated a few meters from the Blue Line and entered an area,” Israeli Army spokesperson Avichay Adraee said in a statement. Adraei said: “We opened fire at them and their plan was disrupted. There were no casualties among… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, IDF, Israel, Lebanon


Early reports of Hezbollah missile attack on Israeli military positions along Lebanese border

Published 2020-07-27 16:32:53 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – Several reports have surfaced from southern Lebanon this afternoon about an alleged Hezbollah attack on the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) positions along the Israeli-Lebanese border. According to one report from Reuters, ‘informed’ Lebanese sources said that Hezbollah carried out an operation against the Israeli army, on Monday, in the border area of ​​the Sheba’a Farms. Other reports said that Hezbollah fired a Kornet anti-tank missile at an Israeli military vehicle in the Sheba’a Farms, which triggered a response from the latter shortly after ATGM strike. Meanwhile, Sputnik Arabic just reported that Hezbollah had infiltrated the… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon


Breaking: Explosions and gunfire heard along Israeli-Lebanese border – video

Published 2020-07-27 16:10:45 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – On Monday, the border area between Lebanon and Israel witnessed an exchange of fire, while the Israeli army announcing a “security incident” there. According to the reports, the explosions and gunfire were heard in the Sheba’a farms area on the southern Lebanese border, bordering Israel and Syria. The reports said that several Israeli shells landed in the vicinity of the town of Kafr Shuba in the Sheba’a Farms area. In turn, the Israeli Army spokesperson, Avichay Adraee said: “There have just been reports of a security incident in the area of ​​Jabal Roos. Situation is… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Syria


Azerbaijan and Turkey to hold military exercises amid increased tensions with Armenia

Published 2020-07-27 16:00:42 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – On Monday, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced that it is conducting joint military exercises with Turkey from July 29 to August 10. “According to the agreement on military cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey, and according to the annual plan, large-scale joint tactical exercises will take place between the two countries with the participation of the land and air forces,” the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense statement said. “The exercises will include personnel, armored vehicles, artillery facilities and mortars, in addition to the warplanes of Turkey and Azerbaijan,” they said…. Read on ->

Tags: Azerbaijan, Turkey


Iran moves mock US aircraft carrier to sea for potential drills

Published 2020-07-27 15:42:32 by News Desk in Iran

The last time Iran held drills involving such a massive mock-up of a top American vessel was in 2015 ahead of signing a nuclear deal with members of the international community. The possibility of a new massive drill with live ammunition comes as the said deal is in shambles due to the US withdrawal from it and escalating tensions with Washington. Iran has started tugging a mock-up of an American Nimitz-class carrier to the Strait of Hormuz, according to satellite photos captured by Maxar Technologies, AP reported. The vessel was being tugged from the port of Bandar Abbas towards the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Syrian military shoots down Israeli ‘spy balloon’ in southwest Damascus

Published 2020-07-27 15:29:39 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The National Defense Forces (NDF) of Syria shot down an Israeli spy balloon that entered the southwestern countryside of the Damascus Governorate from the occupied Golan Heights. According to reports, the spy balloon was flying over the village of Darbal, when the National Defense Forces shot down the device, which they said came from the occupied Golan Heights region. The reports said that electronic parts had fallen out of the balloon when they shot it down; they later collected the debris and turned it into the Syrian Armed Forces. This latest incident comes a week… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, IDF, Israel, Syria


Satellite images reveal Chinese Army’s T-90 tank buildup along Indian border

Published 2020-07-27 15:09:25 by News Desk in World-News

Satellite images have captured an additional build-up of troops and equipment by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in the Aksai Chin area. The Indian government has expedited weapons and troop deployment after making an assessment that PLA troops are preparing for a long and harsh winter in the Himalayas. India has started deploying a squadron (12) of T-90 missile-firing tanks, armoured personnel carriers, and a full troop brigade (4,000 men) to Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) to prevent any possible Chinese incursion from the Shaksgam-Karakoram pass axis in the Ladakh region, as per military commanders quoted by the Indian news daily… Read on ->

Tags: China, India, Ladakh


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