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This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, UAE, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Greece, Mediterranean, Turkey, Iran, US, Mossad, Netanyahu, Greatsyria, Iraq, Syria, Deir_Ezzor, Hasakah, Hezbollah, Lithuania, Erdogan, Assad, Pompeo, Trump, Daraa, Venezuela, France, Ansarallah, Saudi, Yemen.

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Hezbollah leader delivers annual speech in commemoration of 2006 War

Published 2020-08-14 21:47:04 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, commemorated the 2006 War between his organization and Israel, which began on July 12th and ended on August 14th, 2006. “I congratulate our peoples and all the free people of the world in memory of the divine victory in the July 2006 war,” he said in a speech on Friday. The Hezbollah leader commemorated the Hezbollah leaders, Hajj Imad Mughnieh and Sayyed Mustafa Badreddine, along with the late commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Major-General Qassem Soleimani. According to Nasrallah, these three men helped form the central command of… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, UAE


Russia transferred air defense, electronic warfare weapons to Armenia: media

Published 2020-08-14 21:09:28 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Earlier this week, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev held a phone meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about the latter’s delivery of 400 tons of weapons to Armenia in recent weeks. Aliyev reportedly expressed his concern about Russia’s deliveries, especially during a time when Azerbaijan and Armenia were clashing along the border. However, according to the Russian publication, Avia.Pro, Azerbaijan had more reasons to worry about the arms shipment because it involved modernized weapons like air defense and electronic warfare systems. “According to the data available to the resource Avia.pro, since mid-July, Russian military aircraft… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia


Turkey sends new warning to Greece in eastern Mediterranean

Published 2020-08-14 20:56:00 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised Greece that any attack on his country’s civilian ships in the Eastern Mediterranean will not remain without a response by Ankara. In a televised speech delivered on Friday in Istanbul, the Turkish President indicated that his country has the longest maritime border in the eastern Mediterranean, adding: “The slightest attack can be directed against our civilian ships in the eastern Mediterranean. We cannot keep it without a response.” Erdogan confirmed that the Turkish vessel “Uruj Rais” for research and exploration will continue its work in the eastern Mediterranean… Read on ->

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Tags: Greece, Mediterranean, Turkey


US confirms ‘largest seizure ever of Iranian fuel’

Published 2020-08-14 20:22:14 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday that the United States had seized and confiscated four Iranian fuel shipments en route to Venezuela, describing it as the largest U.S. seizure of Iranian fuel ever. The Department of Justice said it had implemented an order issued by a U.S. court in the District of Columbia to confiscate the shipments. They said that, as reported by Reuters, with the help of foreign partners, the confiscated shipments are now under U.S. control. It stated that the total shipments amounted to about 1.116 million barrels of petroleum products…. Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US


Mossad helped develop peace agreement between UAE and Israel: Netanyahu

Published 2020-08-14 20:11:47 by News Desk in Gulf, Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the Mossad for helping to develop relations with the Gulf states over the past years. “I called the head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, and thanked him for helping the Mossad in developing Israeli relations with the Gulf states over the years, which helped in the maturation of the peace agreement with the UAE,” Netanyahu said in a tweet Thursday evening. U.S. President Donald Trump announced a ‘historic’ peace agreement between Israel and the UAE under American auspices. Trump tweeted on Thursday, “A big breakthrough today! A historic peace… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Mossad, Netanyahu, UAE


Iraqi forces arrest 31 Syrians armed with explosives at border

Published 2020-08-14 20:00:22 by News Desk in Iraq, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – On Friday, the Iraqi Security Information Cell announced the arrest of 31 armed men of Syrian nationality while crossing the border from Syria to Iraq. The cell said in a statement: “Through follow-up and according to accurate proactive intelligence, and after a tight ambush, the security forces within the 2nd Regiment of the 66th Infantry Brigade of the 20th Division of the Iraqi Army were able to monitor, yesterday, Thursday night, 31 people, all of whom of Syrian nationality as they crossed the border strip from the Al-Raqqa area to Iraqi territory.” While Syria’s Al-Raqqa… Read on ->

Tags: Greatsyria, Iraq, Syria


Russian Su-27 intercepts US aircraft for 3rd time this week

Published 2020-08-14 19:35:34 by News Desk in World-News

The incident is the third time Russian jets have intercepted US drones and planes near the border, with three separate cases also reported last week. The Russian military on Friday announced it had detected foreign aircraft over the Black Sea, approaching the country’s borders. “To identify the targets, a Su-27 fighter from the air defence forces of the Southern Military District was dispatched. The crew of the Russian fighter approached the air targets to a safe distance and identified them as US Air Force RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft and US Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft”, the National Defence Centre said…. Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


Syrian tribe announces readiness to take part in fight against SDF, US Coalition

Published 2020-08-14 19:25:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Albu’assi Tribe in the Al-Hasakah Governorate announced their complete readiness to join the Al-Akidat and Al-Baggarah tribes in their fight against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and U.S.-led Coalition in the Deir Ezzor countryside. According to a statement given to Sputnik, the Albu’assi Tribe is prepared to send its members to Deir Ezzor to help fight against the SDF and U.S.-led Coalition in order to expel them from the Arab lands of Deir Ezzor. Sheikh Khatib Elias al-Mustafa, a sheikh from the Albu’assi Tribe, issued (a final warning) to some Arab tribesmen who are… Read on ->

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Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Hasakah, Syria


Russian MiG-31 jet successfully lands despite broken wheel: video

Published 2020-08-14 19:10:36 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – A video was posted on social media this week, showing the landing of a Russian MiG-31 fighter at the Bolshoy Savino Airport in Russia. The fighter’s rear wheel has broken. The footage shows that due to the malfunction, a fire started, but the plane landed safely. The press service of the Central Military Region stated that the skill of the crew made it possible to save the plane and avoid injuries. https://twitter.com/qretaxyeta/status/1293292668076859392?s=20 It should be noted that on this day, the operators of the MiG-31 in Perm, Central Military District, made their first flights at… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Lithuania designates Hezbollah as terrorist organization

Published 2020-08-14 18:59:37 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 P.M.) – The Lithuanian government included Lebanon’s Hezbollah in its list of terrorist organizations, RT reported on Thursday. “Given the information received from our institutions and partners, we can conclude that Hezbollah uses terrorist means that pose a security threat to a large number of countries, including Lithuania” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkavitchos said in a statement issued yesterday. He continued, “We support the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and other countries that have reached the same conclusion.” He praised the cooperation between the Lithuanian and Israeli security services, appreciating the work of the… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Lebanon, Lithuania


Israel is not giving up on annexing West Bank: Netanyahu

Published 2020-08-14 18:47:27 by News Desk in Gulf, Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he has not agreed to remove the issue of the extension of Israeli sovereignty over lands in the West Bank and will not relinquish it. Netanyahu said during a speech on Thursday evening, “The American president asked me to wait on the extension of Israeli sovereignty over more lands.” He pointed out that “the plan of annexation and the extension of Israeli sovereignty over the territories of the West Bank is the most realistic plan.” “There is no change in our policies in Judea and Samaria (the… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine, UAE


Erdogan threatens to sever ties with UAE over normalization with Israel

Published 2020-08-14 17:31:45 by News Desk in Middleeast, Turkey

The landmark trilateral deal paving the way for a normalization of ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was announced by US President Donald Trump. The accord commits Israel to forego its plans to extend sovereignty over parts of the West Bank. Turkey is looking at suspending its diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates, close the Turkish Embassy in the capital Abu Dhabi, and recall its ambassador over the deal that the UAE made with Israel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. “We can recall our ambassador from Abu Dhabi if need arises, since we support… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Israel, Turkey, UAE


Trump sent letter to Syria’s Assad about direct dialogue over missing journalist: Pompeo

Published 2020-08-14 17:13:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Donald Trump sent a letter to his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in March regarding the fate of American journalist Austin Tice, who disappeared in the Damascus countryside of Syria in 2012. This came in a statement issued by Pompeo on Friday, on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of Tice’s disappearance in Damascus. Tice was 31 years old at the time, and no information was received about his fate, except for a video clip published several weeks later. Pompeo said in his statement: “The United States government… Read on ->

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Tags: Assad, Pompeo, Syria, Trump


Mayor of southern Syria town and his 2 children killed by unknown assailants

Published 2020-08-14 17:02:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Unidentified gunmen assassinated the mayor of Ibb in the northern countryside of Daraa, local reports said on Friday. According to the reports, Fadl Jadallah Muslih, along with his son, a university student, Mu’ataz, and his eight-year-old daughter, Ghufran, were killed by unidentified gunmen who fled the scene of the murder. Muslih and his two children were targeted in the village of Ibb, which is located in the Lajat area of the Daraa Governorate. The town of Ibb has witnessed a great deal of violence this year, culminating in clashes between security forces and operatives for… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


US seized 4 Iranian fuel tankers destined for Venezuela: WSJ

Published 2020-08-14 16:47:23 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Wall Street Journal quoted U.S. officials as saying that the American government for the first time seized ships it said were transporting Iranian fuel in violation of the sanctions imposed by the administration of President Donald Trump. Last month, U.S. prosecutors filed a lawsuit over the seizure of the gasoline carried by four tankers that Iran is trying to ship to Venezuela, in the latest attempt by the Trump administration to increase economic pressure on the two countries, according to Reuters. The lawsuit aims to stem the flow of oil sales revenue to Iran,… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US, Venezuela


Turkey warns France after alleged confrontation with Greece in Mediterranean

Published 2020-08-14 16:32:49 by News Desk in Turkey

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Friday that if Greek forces continue to “attack” the Oruc Reis, his country will retaliate. His words were echoed by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who said that Greece should not provoke the vessel “like it did before”, also warning that there would be a response. Cavusoglu also noted that Switzerland has offered to mediate in the conflict and that Ankara has agreed in principle. Oruc Reis started exploration drilling in Greek-claimed waters in the Mediterranean on Monday, which led to a massive backlash from Athens. Later in the week, reports suggested that the… Read on ->

Tags: France, Greece, Turkey


Saudi forces intercept 2 ballistic missiles fired from Yemen: SPA

Published 2020-08-14 00:09:18 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – On Thursday, the Saudi-led Coalition announced the interception and destruction of two ballistic missiles launched by the Ansarallah forces towards the city of Khamis Mushait. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the spokesman for the coalition forces, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, stated that “this morning, the joint coalition forces managed to intercept and shoot down a booby-trapped drone that was targeting civilian areas in (Khamis Mushait). Maliki then said that they later shot down two ballistic missiles that were fired by the Ansarallah forces towards the city of Khamis Mushait along the border. Maliki referred to… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Saudi, Yemen


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