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New attack reports at the Baghdad Airport

Published 2020-08-15 09:27:16 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – On Friday, the Iraqi Security Media Cell confirmed that three rockets landed in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, without any casualties. The cell said: “Three Katyusha rockets fell in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, without any significant losses.” The cell added in its statement: “It was found that it was launched from the Radwaniyah area, south of the capital, Baghdad.” Last night’s attack marked the second time in the last 48 hours that an Iraqi installation has been targeted by Katyusha rockets. The previous attack occurred at the Balad Airbase in the Salaheddine… Read on ->

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq

US to ‘stop at nothing’ to extend arms embargo against Iran

Published 2020-08-15 09:19:25 by News Desk in Iran

Earlier in the day, the UN Security Council rejected a resolution aimed at extending the arms embargo against Iran, ahead of its expiration in October. The Trump administration will be following up on its promise to “stop at nothing” to extend an arms embargo on Iran, said the US ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft, said after UN Security Council voted not to adopt a resolution that aimed at prolonging the blockade. “Under Resolution 2231, the United States has every right to initiate snapback of provisions of previous Security Council resolutions,” Craft said in a statement on Friday. “In the… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, US

Hezbollah ‘will not remain silent’ if Israel is behind Beirut Port explosion: Nasrallah

Published 2020-08-15 08:20:29 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Friday, that his organization “will not remain silent on the crime of bombing the Port of Beirut if it is proven that Israel is behind it.” In his speech on the occasion of the “victory on July 14” in 2006, Nasrallah said, “Hezbollah has no information about the Beirut Port explosion.” He said that there are two hypotheses about the causes of the Beirut Port explosion, whether it was accidental or sabotage. He continued, “If it is proven that the cause of the Beirut Port explosion… Read on ->

Tags: Beirut, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Nasrallah

Israeli Air Force launches heavyattack over Gaza

Published 2020-08-15 07:55:00 by News Desk in Middleeast, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – On Friday evening, the Israeli Air Force launched raids over the Gaza Strip, claiming their strikes were in response to Hamas’ launching of incendiary balloons at Israel. The Israeli strikes targeted a number of sites overnight, including the Beit Lahiya area in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli Air Force would also target the port west of Khan Younis, as they fired a number of missiles toward this coastal area. Local Palestinian activists reported heavy damage to several buildings in the Gaza Strip, while also confirming the hospitalization of a three-year-old girl… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine

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