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Ansarallah forces score new advances in Yemen despite heavy strikes by Saudi-led Coalition

Published 2020-08-21 10:57:27 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Ansarallah forces scored new advances inside the Marib Governorate this week, as their troops took control of a number of points in this imperative region. According to reports, the Ansarallah forces were able to seize a number of hills and points outside the administrative capital of Marib, forcing the Islah militia to retreat from more areas inside the governorate. Furthermore, the Ansarallah forces are currently trying to advance in the Al-Bayda Governorate, which is mostly under their control. At the same time, the Saudi-led Coalition has launched dozens of airstrikes against the Ansarallah forces,… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


Turkey’s alleged arms shipments to Lebanon cause security concerns: media

Published 2020-08-21 10:35:08 by News Desk in Lebanon, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Lebanese security apparatus is allegedly concerned over reports of Turkish arms shipments to the country, Al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday. According to the publication, three diplomats said they are ‘hearing’ about Turkish-backed arms movements in certain parts of Lebanon. Citing an intelligence official, the Lebanese Army recently monitored an alleged distribution of arms in the northern part of the country. “We are pretty worried about what’s going on. The Turks are sending an incredible amount of weapons into the north,” the intelligence source said. Meanwhile, another official said that they are maintaining contact with the… Read on ->

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Tags: Lebanon, Turkey


Colombia accuses Venezuela of seeking to buy Iranian missiles

Published 2020-08-21 10:16:16 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Colombian President Ivan Duque said the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is looking to purchase Iranian missiles as it delivers weapons made in Belarus and Russia to Colombian armed groups. Duque said in an event organized via the Internet: “Information was received from international intelligence services working with us, which shows that the Nicolás Maduro dictatorship is interested in obtaining some medium and long-range missiles from Iran.” He continued, saying, “The information says that it (the missiles) has not arrived yet, but there have been contacts under instructions from (Venezuela’s Defense Minister Vladimir) Padrino.”… Read on ->

Tags: Colombia, Iran, Venezuela


Video footage of Iran’s new ‘Martyr Qassem Soleimani’ ballistic missile

Published 2020-08-21 09:58:13 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – On Thursday, the Iranian media published a video clip of the stages of manufacturing, testing and launching of the “martyr Hajj Qassem Soleimani” ballistic missile. The new missile was reportedly manufactured locally in Iran and possesses a range of 1,400 km. The Iranian Ministry of Defense also announced a naval cruise missile named “Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis”, with a range of over 1,000 km. The ministry said that Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis is a cruise missile capable of bypassing the enemy’s defense systems, and it is launched from the depths and will be provided to the naval… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Iranian official warns UAE that they bear any consequences related to Israel in Gulf region

Published 2020-08-21 09:09:15 by News Desk in Iran

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – The Assistant Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, accused the United Arab Emirates of crossing red lines for regional collective security by allowing Israel to have a foothold in the Gulf region. The Iranian official warned the UAE that it would bear the consequences of any incident related to Israel in the Gulf. “Any incident that takes place today in the Gulf region, in which Israel is implicated in secret or open, bears its inevitable and dangerous consequences,” he said, pointing out that the UAE and Israel would be punished. Last week, the… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, UAE


Turkey discovers massive gas reserve in Black Sea

Published 2020-08-21 08:14:38 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – Turkey has found a large amount of gas recently, in a disclosure that may help it reduce its dependence on energy imports if the discovered materials can be commercially extracted. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told executives in the energy sector on Wednesday, he will announce “good news” on Friday, which will mark the beginning of a “new era” for Turkey. Erdogan did not give details, but two sources told Reuters that he was talking about a gas discovery in the Black Sea, and one of them explained that the size of the reserves may… Read on ->

Tags: Turkey


Iranian forces carry out special operation to rescue citizens from pirates

Published 2020-08-21 07:49:47 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Iranian media reported the success of a security operation carried out by the Iranian security forces and Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Somali Sea this week. According to the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the Iranian Ministry of Security announced on Thursday, the success of the operation to free three Iranians from the hands of “Somali sea pirates.” According to a report published by the Public Relations of the Iranian Ministry of Security, the Iranian security forces managed to liberate three citizens who were prisoners of the … Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, IRGC


Pompeo accuses European allies of ‘siding with ayatollahs’

Published 2020-08-21 00:34:23 by News Desk in Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed Washington’s European allies in a Thursday news conference from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), claiming that while officials from Germany, France and the UK have privately expressed support for the extension of the arms embargo on Iran, they publicly “chose to side with Ayatollahs.” “We will never allow the Islamic Republic of Iran to have a nuclear weapon,” Pompeo remarked during his UNSC speech. After admonishing France, Germany and the UK, he went on to applaud the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)nations – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Pompeo


Massive explosions hit Gaza as Israeli warplanes strike for 10th straight night

Published 2020-08-21 00:15:56 by News Desk in Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – Israeli warplanes launched heavy strikes over the Gaza Strip this evening, hitting a number of sites across the region. According to Palestinian activists, the airstrikes caused massive explosions that could be felt throughout Gaza. https://twitter.com/MuhammadSmiry/status/1296555417028513797?s=20 Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said in a tweet this evening: “Explosive balloons were launched from #Gaza into #Israel throughout the day.” They added: “In response, our fighter jets just struck infrastructure belonging to Hamas in Gaza used to construct tunnels.” https://twitter.com/IDF/status/1296542919994806272?s=20 Tonight’s airstrikes by the Israeli Defense Forces mark the tenth day in a row that they have… Read on ->

Tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine


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