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Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Published 2020-09-09 13:39:15 by News Desk in World-News

President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Fox News reported on Wednesday. The US President was nominated by a Norwegian lawmaker Christian Tybring-Gjedde for brokering the peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. “For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees,” Tybring-Gjedde told Fox News in an interview. According to the nomination letter sent to the Nobel Committee the deal overseen by the Trump administration was a “game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation… Read on ->

Tags: Trump, US


Russian warplanes strike jihadist stronghold near Turkish border

Published 2020-09-09 13:31:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force was seen conducting a number of strikes over the northeastern countryside of Latakia on Wednesday, as their warplanes struck the positions of the jihadist forces near the Turkish border. According to reports from the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Air Force targeted the positions of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) at the key town of Kabani, which is considered the aforementioned jihadist group’s main stronghold in the Latakia Governorate. The Russian Air Force’s attack coincided with the heavy artillery strikes that were carried out by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in… Read on ->

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Tags: Latakia, Russia, Syria


UAE will also be target of ‘Iran’s response to any Israeli aggression’: Abdollahian

Published 2020-09-09 13:18:16 by News Desk in Gulf, Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Assistant Speaker of the Iranian Parliament for International Affairs, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, warned that after the UAE’s normalization with Israel, any Israeli aggression against Iran would bring the UAE into the circle of response. Abdollahian said in an interview with Al-Alam TV that the UAE “first endangered its own security, because where the Zionists set their feet, insecurity was the fruit of that, and in the second degree, they endanger the Persian Gulf’s security, and thirdly, they endanger their own security and fourthly, they endanger the security of their neighbors, including the Islamic Republic.”… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, UAE


Iran comes to Syria’s aid to help put out massive fires

Published 2020-09-09 13:01:55 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – As Syria’s western region is ravaged by flames, the Iranian government has come to the Arab Republic’s aid by firefighter crews and planes to help put out the massive fires. According to a report from Al-Ikhbaria TV on Wednesday, Iranian firefighter planes were seen helping Syrian civil defense units put out the fires in several areas of western Syria. https://twitter.com/Ibra_Joudeh/status/1303615778164535298?s=20 Syria was lacking the necessary aircraft to put out these fires before Russia and Iran came to the aid of the Arab Republic; this has helped the war-torn country get several fires under control. The… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Syria


Iran announces large-scale military exercise in the Strait of Hormuz

Published 2020-09-09 11:12:17 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 A.M.) – The Iranian Armed Forces announced the launch of the main stages of the joint Zulfiqar maneuvers that will take place on Thursday in the southern waters of the Islamic Republic for a three-day period. The Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Army for Coordination Affairs, Admiral Habibullah Sayyari, said on Wednesday, in a statement carried by the Fars News Agency, “The main stages of these maneuvers will take place with the participation of units of the naval, air and ground forces and the army’s air defense force in an area of ​​2 million square kilometers in… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Another US Coalition convoy enters northeastern Syria: video

Published 2020-09-09 10:47:56 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) –  A U.S.-led Coalition convoy consisting of about 20 trucks crossed the Syrian city of Qamishli on Tuesday, coming from the Iraqi Kurdistan region of Iraq, to ​​the American bases in Al-Hasakah. The Coalition convoy was reportedly carrying logistical materials and electrical transformers to the Al-Hasakah Governorate. The convoy was seen entering Al-Hasakah Governorate from the Al-Waleed Crossing that links Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate with Syria. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmyDPOAx86s

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Tags: Badoush Prison, Syria, US


Large Libyan Army convoy seen heading to front-line coastal region

Published 2020-09-09 10:29:15 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The military spokesman for the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces, Colonel Pilot Mohammad Qununu, announced that a large armored convoy belonging to the Libyan National Army (LNA) was observed heading to the Sirte and Al-Jafrah area. Qununu said that the Intelligence and Information Analysis Unit of the Operations Command “observed the movement of an armed convoy of 80 military vehicles of Haftar’s terrorist militia from Al-Jafrah to Al-Lud in the south.” The military spokesman of the Government of National Accord in Tripoli pointed out that these movements “coincided with suspicious military build-ups,” which… Read on ->

Tags: Libya


Watch: Russian Su-27 scrambles to intercept US and Swedish planes

Published 2020-09-09 10:10:00 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Russian fighter jet Su-27 was scrambled to intercept US and Swedish reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry’s National Defense Control Center (NDCC) said. “On September 8, Russian air control systems detected two air targets approaching the Russian state border over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. To identify air targets and prevent violation of the Russian state border, a Su-27 fighter from the Baltic fleet’s air defense duty was scrambled,” the statement says. The crew of the Russian fighter identified the aerial targets as US Air Force strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Sweden, US


Syrian tribe reportedly expels US-backed forces from Deir Ezzor town

Published 2020-09-09 09:48:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – On Tuesday, the town of Jadid Akidat in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor witnessed renewed tension after violent clashes between the local population and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). In an interview with Russia’s Sputnik, local sources in the countryside of Deir Ezzor reported that the members of the Al-Akidat tribe had captured of a number of SDF troops in Jadid Akidat and then expelled them from the town. The sources pointed out that armed clashes erupted between members of the Al-Akidat tribe and the SDF after the latter sent military reinforcements to… Read on ->

Tags: Deir_Ezzor, Syria


US sanctions 2 former Lebanese ministers over alleged support to Hezbollah

Published 2020-09-09 09:31:54 by News Desk in Lebanon

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The U.S. Treasury has sanctioned two former Lebanese ministers over their alleged  corruption and support to Hezbollah. In a press release on Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury said they sanctioned former Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil and former Transport Minister Yousef Fenianos. The U.S. Treasury said Khalil and Fenianos “provided material support to Hezbollah and engaged in corruption.” Khalil and Fenianos are politicians that are members of two parties in the March 8th political bloc that is allied with Hezbollah. In response to the sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “for too long, Lebanon’s… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Lebanon


Ansarallah forces announce new attack on ‘sensitive’ targets at Saudi airport

Published 2020-09-09 08:52:06 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – The Ansarallah forces announced on Wednesday, a new drone attack on the Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia. The spokesman for the Ansarallah-aligned Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’a, said in a brief statement via his Twitter account that the Ansarallah forces targeted the Abha International Airport with a number of Qasef (Ka-2) drones. He said that “the attack hit military and sensitive targets inside the airport,” stressing that “the strikes were accurate.” The military spokesman pointed out that “the targeting comes in response to the escalation of the aggression (Saudi-led Coalition), its… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah, Saudi, Yemen


Macron not afraid to upset Turkey by selling weapons to Greece

Published 2020-09-09 08:16:09 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – As France mulls over a deal to send 18 Rafale fighter jets to Greece amid its deteriorated relations with Turkey, experts believe the move is explained by the conflicting policies of France and Turkey in Libya, as well as by Paris trying to support its fellow EU state, but could further exacerbate tensions in the Mediterranean. CONFLICT IN LIBYA AND SYRIAN REFUGEES Last week, media reports suggested that French President Emanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mistotakis had reached a deal for Paris to deliver to Athens 18 Rafale fighter jets. Turkish Foreign Minister… Read on ->

Tags: France, Greece, Macron, Turkey


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