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Belarus says US tank battalion deploys near border

Published 2020-09-12 23:44:05 by News Desk in World-News

A US tank battalion is being transferred to a Lithuanian military training ground located just 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from the border with Belarus, Viktor Khrenin, the Belarusian minister of defense, said on Saturday. “The movement of NATO troops is taking place in territory adjacent to us, within the framework of the Enhanced Forward Presence and Atlantic Resolve operations. In particular, the 2nd Battalion of the 69th Armor Regiment is being deployed to the Pabrade training ground [in Lithuania], 15 kilometers from our border,” Khrenin said during an appearance on the Belarusian broadcaster CTV. The minister of defense said that… Read on ->

Tags: Belarus, Lithuania, US

US eyeing Greece as ‘alternative’ if Turkey closes Incirlik Airbase: senator

Published 2020-09-12 10:16:53 by News Desk in Turkey

Although the US and Turkey have been allies since the latter joined the NATO alliance in 1952, tensions between the two nations have grown in recent years as the interests of Washington and Ankara become increasingly contradictory. Whether in Syria, where Turkish forces raced past American outposts to attack US-allied Kurdish militias last October, or when Ankara bought Russian S-400 air defense systems over US objections and was removed from the F-35 program in response, fears have only increased that the fraught relationship could imperil the key Incirlik Air Base, which has served as a military logistical hub for NATO… Read on ->

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Tags: Turkey, US

Large number of Russian warships deployed between Syria and Cyprus: photo

Published 2020-09-12 09:58:50 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – A large number of Russian warships were recently tracked off the coasts of Syria and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean region, the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported. According to the online publication, “experts are seriously concerned about the presence of at least 15 Russian warships and submarines off the coast of Syria. This is the first time such a large military formation has been seen here, which raises suspicions about whether Russia plans to engage in a military special operation against jihadists using the navy. In a photo shared on their site, the 15 Russian warships… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria

Hezbollah and PFLP officials meet in Lebanon, express solidarity

Published 2020-09-12 09:41:06 by News Desk in Lebanon, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The former Lebanese MP, Hassan Hoballah, met on Friday with a leading delegation from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Hoballah, the official in charge of Palestinian relations in Hezbollah, discussed with the Palestinian delegation headed by the Secretary-General of the PFLP, Abu Ahmed Fouad, “the latest developments in  the Arab and Palestinian arenas,” according to the National News Agency in Lebanon. Fouad expressed his satisfaction with “the results of the General Secretaries General Conference held in Beirut and Ramallah,” stressing “the importance of the conference in terms of consolidating Palestinian national… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Lebanon, Palestine, PFLP

Venezuelan President announces capture of US spy that was planning attack

Published 2020-09-12 09:09:51 by News Desk in World-News

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday that a US spy who had been targeting the country’s oil refineries for an attack has been captured. According to Maduro, the spy was captured in the state of Falcón on the northwestern coast near the Colombian border. The spy, reportedly a former US Marine who worked for the CIA in Iraq, was captured with heavy weapons and a “large amount” of US dollars, according to Monitoreamos. He was reportedly targeting oil facilities in Amuay and Cardón for some kind of an attack. Venezuela was forced to shut down the two refineries after… Read on ->

Tags: Maduro, Venezuela

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