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

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US troops to be moved from Germany to Russian border: Pentagon

Published 2020-07-30 12:25:08 by News Desk in World-News

In mid-June, US President Donald Trump announced Washington’s readiness to withdraw about 9,500 American soldiers from Germany after accusing Berlin of being delinquent in its defence spending. The United States plans to withdraw 12,000 military personnel from Germany and deploy them to other locations, Secretary of Defence Mark Esper told reporters on Wednesday. “The current EUCOM [European Command] plan repositions approximately 11,900 military personnel from Germany”, Esper said during a press conference at the Pentagon. According to him, the US troops would begin leaving Germany in just a few weeks and would then be repositioned to Belgium and Italy amid… Read on ->

Tags: Germany, Russia, US


Armenia warns Israel against sending weapons to Azerbaijan

Published 2020-07-30 12:16:15 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, called on Israel to cease arms supplies to Azerbaijan, in light of the military escalation on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Armenian minister said in a statement to the Jerusalem Post, which was published on the Armenian Foreign Ministry website on Wednesday, that selling arms to Baku represented a “deadly danger”, accusing Azerbaijan of targeting civilians and civil infrastructure. “We will constantly raise this issue, and it will be an integral part of our agenda, both bilaterally and internationally. Israel must stop this deadly trade… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel


Massive fire spreads across western Hama: video

Published 2020-07-30 12:03:29 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 A.M.) – A huge fire spread across large areas of agricultural land in the village of Al-Zawi in the countryside of Masyaf, west of Hama. According to a local report, the civil defense forces and villagers rushed to the scene of the fire to help put out the flames. The report said that the fire spread across several acres of territory, burning down a number of olive and fig trees in the process. Due to the high temperatures this Summer, Syria has witnessed an increase in fires across the country, especially in the governorates of Aleppo, Al-Hasakah,… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria


Russia has no intention to establish military base in Libya: ambassador

Published 2020-07-30 11:49:07 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Russia’s ambassador to Egypt, Georgi Borisenko, announced that Russia does not intend to establish a military base in Libya, and that no relevant requests have been sent to the Libyan authorities. “Russia has no such plans. No requests have been made by the Russian side to the Libyan authorities to establish any military base or naval base,” Borisenko said on the Egypt’s Channel 10. Earlier, the Minister of the Interior of the Government of National Accord, Fathi Bashiqa, told Bloomberg news about the need to “block Russia’s plans to establish bases in Sirte and Al-Jafra.”… Read on ->

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Tags: Libya, Russia


Israel moves advanced missile systems to Lebanese border amid fears of Hezbollah attack: video

Published 2020-07-30 11:30:14 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – A Hebrew-language channel stated on Wednesday night that the Israeli army expects an attack by Hezbollah during the Eid Al-Adha holiday. The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation, Kann, that Israel fears a “second attack” by Hezbollah in the next 48 hours, that is, during the celebration of Eid al-Adha. The news channel reported that, based on this expectation, the Israeli army has strengthened its forces in the north near the Lebanese and Syrian borders, deploying advanced missile systems, special rockets and intelligence-gathering capabilities, for fear of a reaction from Hezbollah, after one of its members was killed… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon


IRGC naval commander warns Iran is ready to confront enemies that exploit Persian Gulf

Published 2020-07-30 11:14:25 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards naval force, Admiral Ali Reza Tunsgiri, said that training to defend the Gulf islands and to confront security breaches is one of the goals of holding the “Great Prophet-14” exercises. “This evening, we will not allow enemies to exploit the Persian Gulf, or any other point of Islamic Iran,” the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported on Wednesday evening. On the sidelines of the final stage of the Great Prophet-14  joint drills, Tunsgiri said that these exercises were conducted in accordance with the war games and the strategies… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran


North Korea tests anti-ship missile at sea

Published 2020-07-30 11:02:52 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency said that North Korea tested an anti-ship missile in early July as part of regular periodic exercises. The agency quoted a South Korean army source as saying that this test was not reported in the media, as neither the South Korean side nor the North’s media announced the launch of the missile. According to the source, a “sea-to-sea” missile was launched from a ship in the Sea of ​​Japan/East Sea on July 6, flying less than 100 km. The type of missile is still unknown, while some media reported that… Read on ->

Tags: North_Korea


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