This is a summary of 9 AMN articles on the following subjects: Palestine, Syria, China, India, Erdogan, France, Macron, Turkey, Greece, Golan, Israel, US, Lebanon, Idlib, Ansarallah, Saudi, Yemen.

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Palestinian-led forces head to eastern Syria to fight ISIS

Published 2020-08-31 22:28:59 by News Desk in Palestine, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The Palestinian-led Jerusalem Brigade (Liwaa Al-Quds) sent a large batch of reinforcements to eastern Syria this week to help their forces and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization. According to a source in Aleppo city, the Jerusalem Brigade has sent a large number of fighters from the administrative capital to the border of Deir Ezzor and Homs, where they will participate in another operation against the Islamic State sleeper cells that are wreaking havoc in this vast desert region. The Jerusalem Brigade has been at the… Read on ->

Tags: Palestine, Syria

India claims China’s ‘provocative moves’ were thwarted along disputed border

Published 2020-08-31 22:07:37 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Indian Ministry of Defense said on Monday that the Chinese forces had carried out “provocative moves” aimed at changing the status quo in  the border region with India, but the army was able to thwart these actions. The ministry said: “On the night of August 29-30, 2020, units of the Chinese army violated the previous agreement reached during the military and diplomatic negotiations on stopping the confrontation in East Ladakh, and the Chinese carried out provocative moves in order to change the status quo there.” The statement added: “Indian forces managed to prevent this… Read on ->

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Tags: China, India

Erdogan slams ‘imperialist’ France over ‘Syria-style’ red lines in Mediterranean

Published 2020-08-31 21:53:19 by News Desk in Turkey

On Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a “red line policy” vis-à-vis Turkey amid the ongoing Turkish-Greek dispute in the Mediterranean, saying Ankara seems to only respect words backed by action. Tensions in the potentially hydrocarbons-rich body of water have escalated amid competing claims over which group of nations owns what. The Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a response to President Macron’s recent comments about setting up a Syria-style ‘red line’ in the eastern Mediterranean dispute, saying it was up to Ankara, not Paris, to set red lines in areas that belong to it. “Those who think they drew a… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, France, Macron, Turkey

Turkey responds to reports of Greek military buildup near Mediterranean coast

Published 2020-08-31 09:54:08 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The Turkish Foreign Ministry published a statement regarding reports about the transfer of Greek soldiers in civilian clothes to the Greek island of Kastellorizo near  the Turkish coast, confirming its rejection of this movement. “Press reports circulated about the Greek military build-up on the island of Meis (Kastellorizo). This island is demilitarized according to the Paris Peace Agreement of 1947,” the statement said. They continued: “If the news circulating in the press is correct, then this is a new indication of Greece’s violation of the law and it shows its true intentions in the eastern… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey

US reaffirms Israel’s sovereignty and rights to make settlements in occupied Golan Heights

Published 2020-08-31 09:45:22 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The U.S. National Security Adviser, Robert O’Brien, said that the American vision for peace in the Middle East affirms Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights and making the settlements an Israeli right. “America affirms Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights and makes the settlement operations an Israeli right,” O’Brien said in a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the U.S. President’s Peace Adviser Jared Kushner, in West Jerusalem on Sunday. The Golan Heights is internationally recognized as Syrian territory and per U.N. Resolution 497, Israel’s claim to the region are “null… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Israel, Syria, US

Future Movement nominates Mustafa Adib as Lebanese Prime Minister

Published 2020-08-31 09:31:34 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Fouad Siniora, announced on Sunday that the Future Movement had nominated Mustafa Adib to form the next government. Adib was reportedly nominated for the role of Prime Minister after Future Movement leader, Saad Hariri, announced his intention to not take on the position. The current Lebanese Ambassador to Germany has already received support from political parties like Harakat Amal and Hezbollah. It is worth noting that the previous Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab submitted the resignation of his government to President Michel Aoun, following the Beirut port explosion. Diab… Read on ->

Tags: Lebanon

Russian Air Force launches powerful retaliatory strikes over Idlib

Published 2020-08-31 09:17:25 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force responded to last week’s attack against their military police in western Idlib by launching a number of strikes over the governorate on Sunday. According to a field report from neighboring Hama, the Russian Air Force launched at least a half dozen strikes against the jihadist rebels in Idlib. The Russian airstrikes came in response to the attack on a group of military police by the jihadists of Kataeb Khatib Al-Shishani, who claimed the previous ambush against a Turkish military contingent. In addition to their airstrikes, the Russian military also utilized their… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria

Ansarallah forces launch new attack on Saudi airport

Published 2020-08-31 08:59:12 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The Ansrallah forces attempted to bomb the Abha Airport in southern Saudi Arabia last night, marking the first time in several weeks that they have attempted to target an airport inside the Gulf kingdom. According to reports from northern Yemen, the Ansarallah forces attempted to attack the Abha Airport using one of their armed drones. The Saudi-led Arab Coalition later said that it had intercepted an armed drone launched by the Houthis (Ansarallah group at the Saudi Abha International Airport. The spokesman for the coalition forces, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, said, in a statement released by… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Saudi, Yemen

Erdogan warns Greece and France may ‘pay price’ for ‘incompetent rulers’ in Mediterranean

Published 2020-08-31 08:39:32 by News Desk in Turkey

Tensions between Turkey and Greece rapidly escalated over the last month after Ankara announced the continuation of its fossil fuel extraction survey in disputed eastern Mediterranean waters. Its attempts to find energy resources in the region are vehemently opposed by Athens, with many EU countries also condemning Turkish actions in the sphere. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cautioned Athens and Paris against trying to stop Turkey from continuing its seismic survey activities to locate and identify sources of oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean, stressing that Ankara is “determined to pay any price” to defend its national interests…. Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, France, Greece, Turkey

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