This is a summary of 11 AMN articles on the following subjects: Chile, Lebanon, Iraq, ISIS, ISIS_Hunters, Russia, Ukraine, US, Greece, Turkey, China, Taiwan, Iran, Syria, India, Hamas, Palestine, Belarus, UK.

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Chilean dog becomes national hero in Lebanon

Published 2020-09-04 16:55:11 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – Social media was buzzing with pictures of the Chilean Rescue Team dog, which helped search for missing people in the Gemmayze and Mar Mikhael neighborhoods of Beirut. The dog Flash (5 years old) has been accompanying the rescue team, “Tobos Chile”, after he was able, by chance, while passing by rescuers on Gemmayze Street, to smell a corpse under the rubble of a heritage building destroyed by the Beirut explosion. Flash – who was brought from a shelter and trained to be part of the Chilean team – was walking with the rescue team on… Read on ->

Tags: Chile, Lebanon

Iraqi security forces destroy 2 tunnels belonging to ISIS

Published 2020-09-04 16:38:28 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – On Friday, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense confirmed the destruction of two tunnels used by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in its criminal operations. “A joint force from the headquarters of the 8th Brigade of the 7th Division, and a force from the headquarters of the 1st Regiment, the brigade above, and a processing detachment from the field engineering battalion of the 7th Division managed to find two tunnels, the first of 40 meters long closed with a dirt berm, and upon opening the earth berm, six packages of homemade C-4 were found,” the Iraqi security… Read on ->

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Tags: Iraq, ISIS, ISIS_Hunters

Rare move: US warplane flies over Ukraine and approaches Crimea

Published 2020-09-04 15:02:29 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – A U.S. military aircraft was observed on Friday entering Ukrainian airspace and flying across the country towards the Crimean Peninsula. Using flight radar websites, Twitter users were able to track a U.S. B-52 bomber entering Ukraine’s western region from neighboring Poland, where the aircraft was later seen traveling towards the Azov Sea. The U.S. flight is of great interest because it is rare to see an American aircraft enter Ukraine, let alone, approach the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia claims as its territory. Furthermore, it is not exactly clear what the Russian response to this… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Ukraine, US

Greece says no de-escalation until Turkey withdraws ships from Greek regions

Published 2020-09-04 14:10:13 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Greece announced Thursday evening that there are no scheduled talks between them and Turkey about the growing tensions between the two countries in the eastern Mediterranean. Greece denied the announcement made by NATO about “technical talks” between Athens and Ankara to solve the ongoing crisis in the eastern Mediterranean. The Greek denial came hours after NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced in a tweet that Greece and Turkey would hold talks at NATO headquarters with the aim of avoiding any unseen confrontations in the eastern Mediterranean, where countries differ on maritime borders and gas exploration rights…. Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Turkey

Taiwan officially denies shooting down Chinese Su-35 jet

Published 2020-09-04 13:32:58 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – Twitter was abuzz on Friday when video footage showing a crashed Chinese military aircraft first surfaced on the social media platform. Rumors began to quickly spread that the Chinese aircraft was an Su-35 jet that was shot down over the Strait of Taiwan by the Taiwanese air defenses. However, the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense responded a few hours later, stating that all claims about their air defenses shooting down a Chinese aircraft are untrue. The Taiwanese Ministry of Defense issued the following announcement on its official website: “In response to the Internet spread of ‘Taiwan… Read on ->

Tags: China, Taiwan

Iran has no plans to negotiate with US: presidency

Published 2020-09-04 12:34:21 by News Desk in Iran

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The head of the Iranian presidential office, Mahmoud Vaezi, said that Tehran has no plans to negotiate with the Americans except within the framework of the nuclear deal. “We have no plans to negotiate with the Americans, and we have explicitly made our position clear,” the Tasnim News agency quoted Vaezi as saying on Friday, commenting on Russia’s proposal to hold direct talks between Iran and the United States. “The Americans should return to the nuclear deal and talk within the framework of the agreement, otherwise no other measure will succeed,” he continued. He added… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US

Syrian Ministry of Defense warns of fake army pages spreading false news

Published 2020-09-04 12:06:53 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Defense denied what was being circulated on websites, channels and pages about recent events in Syria. In particular, the Ministry of Defense highlighted the false reports from fake Syrian Arab Army (SAA) pages about the Quds Force commander, Brigadier General Ismail Ghaani, being killed in an Israeli airstrike over southeast Damascus a few days ago. The Ministry of Defense described this claim, along with the fake reports about the assassination of Syrian intelligence chief, Ali Mamlouk, as suspicious and said that these pages are spreading fake news on behalf of the… Read on ->

Tags: Syria

India on high alert as defense chief says China and Pakistan are coordinating against them

Published 2020-09-04 11:51:39 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – India has put its security agencies and forces on high alert after a skirmish with the Chinese military on the evening of August 29th and New Delhi’s claim that Pakistan is allegedly trying to take advantage of the situation to infiltrate the Ladakh region, Sputnik reported. Citing a senior official from the Indian security forces, Sputnik reported that Pakistan is capable of taking advantage of the issue going on between India and China. “We have taken adequate precautionary measures to ensure that Pakistan does not succeed in their mission to enter the valley. There have… Read on ->

Tags: China, India

Hamas leader says ‘Lebanon broke the enemy’s nose’

Published 2020-09-04 11:10:17 by News Desk in Lebanon, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The head of the political bureau of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, declared that the meeting of the trustees of the Palestinian factions in Lebanon is a “historic national meeting.” During the meeting, Haniyeh said, “The martyr Daoud Al-Khatib leaves on our necks a responsibility towards our heroic prisoners, and that our people and our resistance renew to our prisoners the covenant to liberate them from their chains.” He stressed that the Palestinian people will remain united, whether inside or outside Palestine, explaining that this meeting in this way carries several symbols. Haniyeh touched on the Lebanese… Read on ->

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Tags: Hamas, Lebanon, Palestine

Syria announces solidarity with Lukashenko in Belarus

Published 2020-09-04 10:55:40 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – Damascus expressed its solidarity with Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, stating that they are in support of the aforementioned leader “in the face of the attempts of external interference in its internal affairs.” In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said that Syria “is following with great interest the developments of events in the friendly Republic of Belarus.” They also expressed its rejection and condemnation of “the insistence of some well-known countries on undermining the legitimate elected governments in independent and sovereign countries.” The Syrian Foreign Ministry said they were astonished by “the… Read on ->

Tags: Belarus, Syria

Russian MiG-31 jet intercepts US, British aircraft

Published 2020-09-04 08:51:50 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday, that its MiG-31 fighter jet intercepted two American and British planes over the waters of the Barents Sea. The ministry said in their statement that the Russian air defenses on September 3 detected two air targets that were approaching the borders of the Russian state. The ministry said that a MiG-31 fighter belonging to the Northern Fleet took off with the aim of identifying them and preventing a violation of the borders of the Russian state. The statement continued: “The Russian fighter crew identified the two air targets,… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, UK, US

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