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Russia’s Su-27 scrambled to intercept UK spy plane over Black Sea – Defense Ministry

Published 2020-09-16 23:30:29 by Newsdesk in World-News

Russian fighter jet Su-27 was scrambled to intercept reconnaissance aircraft Royal Air Force RC-135 over the Black Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry’s National Defense Control Center (NDCC) said on Wednesday. “On September 16, 2020, Russian airspace control devices detected an air target approaching the Russian state border over the neutral waters of the Black Sea,” the statement says. In order to identify the air target and prevent violation of the Russian state border, a Su-27 fighter from the Southern Military District’s air defense forces was scrambled. “The crew of the Russian fighter approached the aerial object at a safe distance… Read on ->

Tags: Black Sea, Russia, SU-27, UK


Russia’s Black Sea fleet tracks UK, US military vessels – Defense Ministry

Published 2020-09-16 22:56:50 by Newsdesk in World-News

Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet started to track military vessels from the United Kingdom and the United States, the Russian Defense Ministry’s National Defense Control Center (NDCC) said on Wednesday. “The forces of the Black Sea Fleet have begun to monitor the actions of the survey vessel Enterprise of the British Navy and the high-speed transport vessel Yuma of the US Navy,” the NDCC said in a statement. Enterprise and Yuma entered the Black Sea on Wednesday. Source: Sputnik

Tags: Black Sea, Russia, UK, USA


Video: Electrical substation explodes in Venezuela

Published 2020-09-16 20:38:15 by Newsdesk in World-News

A electrical substation in Maturin, Venezuela exploded this morning on the 16th of September. While Venezuela suffers a serious crisis, black-outs in the country have become the norm. President Nicolas Maduro has blamed such black-outs on cyber-attacks orchestrated by the CIA and infiltrators. However, others have claimed that the black-outs are due to neglect  and corruption, as sights of exploding substations have become a common appearance across Venezuela. https://twitter.com/i/status/1306257613328461826 Various areas in Venezuela are currently experiencing government sanctioned electricity shortages.

Tags: Black-Outs, Venezuela


Video: Watch insane video of Russia’s SU-27 putting US-Bomber in place

Published 2020-09-16 20:13:01 by Newsdesk in World-News

Russian Su-27 and Su-30 fighters intercepted three U.S. Air Force bombers over the Black Sea this week. The National Defense Administration Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense said: “The air defense forces in the Russian southern military region detected three air targets approaching Russia’s airspace over the Black Sea, coming from the side of Ukraine.” In order to identify the air targets, the Su-27 and Su-30 fighters were deployed and their crews identified three American B-52H strategic bombers. Following the incident of the Black Sea, an insane tik-tok video appeared which shows just how close the Russian fighters got… Read on ->

Tags: B-52, Russia, SU-27, USA


US tests new secret weapon – Fighter Jet of the sixth generation

Published 2020-09-16 19:38:33 by Newsdesk in World-News

The United State’s Air-Force conducted the first flight tests of a secretly built and designed sixth-generation fighter jet. While nothing about the fighter jet is known to the public, the Air-Force revealed that it has already conducted test flights and “broken records”. The development of the fighter jet is carried out within the framework of the Next Generation Air Dominance program. The fighter-jet was digitally designed and it was revealed that some tests were also carried out digitally, which significantly saved time during the creation of the model. However, literally nothing is known about the new model. It is yet… Read on ->

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Tags: Fighter-Jet, USA


Haftar’s forces discover a Soviet treasure in Libya

Published 2020-09-16 18:57:20 by Newsdesk in Middleeast

The Libyan National Army of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar was able to “revive” a large number of ballistic missiles such as the OTRK R-17 (“Scud-B”), which were delivered to the North African country during the Soviet era. The Soviet Union delivered around 200 Scud-B missiles to Libya. Currently, over 100 of those missiles are stored in warehouses in the eastern part of the country. According to Major General Ahmed al-Mismari, “engineers and other specialists” have successfully repaired the missiles, increasing the combat capacity of the Libyan National Army dramatically. At the same time, he added that “in one of the… Read on ->

Tags: Haftar, Libya, Soviet


New missile attack targets Baghdad’s Green Zone

Published 2020-09-16 18:34:09 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – On Wednesday, an Iraqi security source reported that a Katyusha missile fell on the Green Zone in central Baghdad, indicating that sirens sounded in the area. The government security media cell said in a press release, “A Katyusha rocket landed inside the Green Zone, specifically on residential building No. 31 in the Al-Qadisiyah residential complex.” They added, “The launch of the missile was from the al-Amil neighborhood, near the Al-Hadi Mosque.”

Tags: Baghdad, Iraq


Lukashenko: The Americans and their followers in Europe have planned unrest in Belarus over a period of 10 years

Published 2020-09-16 18:30:24 by Newsdesk in World-News

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accused the United States and European countries of being behind the recent protests in his country. During a meeting with several officials, Lukashenko said that Washington and its European “followers” had been planning to stir up trouble in Belarus over a period of 10 years. He added that the organizers of the protests had based their tactics on the “classic American textbook of color revolutions.” Lukashenko added: “Today we can turn back and study in detail all stages of the scenario aimed at destroying our country, which we have foiled and will never allow to unfold.”… Read on ->

Tags: Belarus, Lukashenko


Pictures: Russian Air Force’s most powerful attack on terrorist targets in Syria since months

Published 2020-09-16 18:11:31 by Newsdesk in Middleeast, Syria

On Tuesday, September 15, the Russian Armed Forces delivered the most powerful blow to enemy targets in recent months. Both, the Russian Air-Force as well as the short-range ballistic-missile system (Iskander) were used to strike targets in Idlib, as talks between Russian and Turkish military leaders continued. The Russian strikes were supported by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on the ground against Jihadist forces in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, resulting in casualties on both sides. The clashes in southern Idlib first broke out last night, when the jihadist rebels launched an attack along the front-lines in the Jabal… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, RAF, Syria


Russian warplanes launch heavy attack in Idlib after Turkish meeting

Published 2020-09-16 18:05:59 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force resumed its attack over northwestern Syria this week, as their warplanes launched several strikes inside the Idlib Governorate. According to a field report from northwestern Syria, the Russian Air Force targeted several sites around the Idlib Governorate on Wednesday, targeting sites near the administrative capital and Jabal Al-Zawiya region. The Russian airstrikes came shortly after their military leadership concluded a meeting with their Turkish counterparts in the Idlib Governorate. On Tuesday, the Russian Air Force launched arguably their biggest attack over northwestern Syria since they reached an agreement with their Turkish… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Lukashenko asks Putin to provide some weapons to Belarus – Belta

Published 2020-09-16 16:51:53 by Newsdesk in World-News

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide some weapons, the Belta news agency reported n Wednesday. “”I have also asked the Russian president for some types of weapons. I told him that, when you [Russian Defense Minister] come here, we will see what needs strengthening and where in terms of the Union State,” Lukashenko said at a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Meanwhile, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khenin stressed the importance of defense cooperation between Minsk and Moscow, especially at the moment. Source: Sputnik

Tags: Belarus, Lukashenko, Russia


Turkey claims troops were attacked by protesters ‘directed by Assad regime’

Published 2020-09-16 16:50:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – The Turkish military claimed their troops came under attack on Wednesday by “some groups with civilian appearance” in the Idlib Governorate’s de-escalation zone. “Some groups with civilian appearance, directed by the Assad regime, approached our observation points numbered 3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9 in the Idlib de-escalation zone, attacked our observation point number 7 and dispersed after the measures taken,” the Turkish military said in a statement on Twitter. Earlier in the day, several people gathered near the Turkish observation posts in Idlib to protest against their presence inside Syria. It was not clear in the photos… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey


Following talks of troop reduction, Turkish observation post comes under attack in Syria

Published 2020-09-16 16:23:42 by Newsdesk in Middleeast, Syria

A Turkish observation point in Syria’s Idlib was attacked, the country’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday. “Several groups of people dressed as civilians attacked the observation point Seven. After response measures, the attackers were dispersed,” the Turkish ministry said. Russia and Turkey have discussed reducing number of Ankara’s observation points in Syria’s Idlib and will talk about the reduction of Ankara’s armed forces in the Syrian province of Idlib, as well as its possible pullout of heavy weaponry from the area. On Wednesday, Russia’s and Turkey’s military delegations are meeting in the Ankara-based headquarters to talk the current situation in Idlib,… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Russia, Turkey


Syria to reopen country for international flights

Published 2020-09-16 16:06:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian government decided to restart air traffic through Damascus International Airport for travelers on the first of next month. The Presidency of the Council of Ministers said in the weekly session today that this will be in accordance with the conditions and standards that guarantee public safety. The Syrian Ministry of Transport announced about a month ago that Damascus International Airport would partially return to work, and that flights there would be limited to “evacuating Syrian nationals from abroad.” Previously, the former Minister of Health, Nizar Yaziji, announced the existence of talks to open… Read on ->

Tags: Damascus, Syria


Reduction of Ankara’s Forces in Idlib ?

Published 2020-09-16 15:49:36 by Newsdesk in Middleeast

Russia and Turkey have discussed reducing number of Ankara’s observation points in Syria’s Idlib and will talk about the reduction of Ankara’s armed forces in the Syrian province of Idlib, as well as its possible pullout of heavy weaponry from the area, an informed source told Sputnik on Wednesday. “Russia’s technical delegation has presented an offer to reduce a number of Turkish observation posts in the Syrian province of Idlib during the meeting held on Tuesday evening in the headquarters of the Turkish Foreign Ministry. However, no consensus has been reached on the matter,” the source said. “During the meeting,… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Turkey


US accuses Iranian, Palestinian hackers of blasting photos of Qassem Soleimani on 58 websites

Published 2020-09-16 15:08:21 by News Desk in Iran, Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – The American authorities accused Iranian and a Palestinian hackers with complicity and cyber-hacking against the country, claiming it was retaliation for the assassination of the late commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani, in an American raid on January 3rd. According to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, the Iranian suspect is 19 years of age and the Palestinian is 25 years old. Washington accused the two hackers of infiltrating 58 U.S. websites and putting up a picture of Soleimani, noting that they were “evading… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Palestine, Soleimani


Russian warship stalks US destroyer in Black Sea waters

Published 2020-09-16 14:33:48 by Newsdesk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The Russian National Center for Defense Affairs announced that the “Admiral Essen” frigate began tracking the American destroyer “Franklin D. Roosevelt” in the waters of the Black Sea. “The means and forces of the Black Sea Fleet began to follow the movements of the U.S. Navy destroyer, Franklin Roosevelt,” a statement by the Russian Center said on Tuesday. The statement indicated that the American destroyer entered the waters of the Black Sea on Tuesday, September 15th, and that the Admiral Essen frigate was following it directly. It was reported that the Russian Ministry of Defense… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


China deploys 10,000 additional troops to Indian border: report

Published 2020-09-16 13:20:19 by News Desk in World-News

Both India and China have been amassing troops in the Himalayan territory of Ladakh, where the two rivals have been engaged in a stand-off for five months. The heavy deployment of artillery and military logistics continues while diplomatic talks are underway to diffuse tensions. As tensions continue to soar between the two nuclear-powered rivals, China has moved an additional 10,000 troops forward since the past week along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, government sources in New Delhi revealed. The additional hauling of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to the border has taken the Chinese deployment to approximately 52,000… Read on ->

Tags: China, India


Venezuela shoots down aircraft with US registration number

Published 2020-09-16 12:28:37 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Venezuelan Interior Minister Nestor Riverol said that his country’s army shot down an American plane carrying drugs that illegally crossed the country’s airspace this week. The minister tweeted a picture of the plane after its crash: “A plane carrying drugs with an American registration number was shot down, and it illegally crossed the country’s airspace in the Zulia state.” The Venezuelan army often shoots down unidentified planes that are believed to be illegally transporting drugs across the border. The last such plane was shot down last July, and it was found that it also had… Read on ->

Tags: Venezuela


Heavy clashes breakout in Idlib as Russian and Turkish military leaders meet

Published 2020-09-16 12:08:41 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Russian and Turkish military leaders in Syria met in the northwestern part of the country on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing situation. According to a field source, the two sides are discussing the deteriorating ceasefire inside the Idlib Governorate and the safety of their patrols along the M-4 (Aleppo-Latakia) Highway. At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist rebels have traded attacks in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, resulting in casualties on both sides. The clashes in southern Idlib first broke out last night, when the jihadist rebels launched… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


‘Israel is preparing to be enter Yemen’: Ansarallah leader

Published 2020-09-16 10:40:22 by News Desk in Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 A.M.) – The leader of Yemen’s Ansarallah Movement, Abdel-Malek Al-Houthi, said that Israel had begun preparing to establish a presence in his country with protection from the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United States. In a televised speech on Monday, Al-Houthi said, “Many facts are now largely clear, and the Saudi and Emirati role and the Al-Khalifa (the ruling family in Bahrain) in the aggression against Yemen has become clear in this general context, which is the implementation of the American and Israeli agenda.” He said: “Whenever they were able to control the southern… Read on ->

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Tags: Ansarallah, Yemen


Watch: Russian fighters scramble to intercept US B-52 bombers

Published 2020-09-16 09:42:32 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – Russian Su-27 and Su-30 fighters intercepted three U.S. Air Force bombers over the Black Sea this week. The National Defense Administration Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense said: “The air defense forces in the Russian southern military region detected three air targets approaching Russia’s airspace over the Black Sea, coming from the side of Ukraine.” In order to identify the air targets, the Su-27 and Su-30 fighters were deployed and their crews identified three American B-52H strategic bombers. The two fighters escorted the American bombers, until they left far from Russia’s airspace, and returned… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


Nightmare for the US – Russia bypasses America in the Arctic on all directions

Published 2020-09-16 04:59:40 by Newsdesk in World-News

The already developed Russian infrastructure in the arctic is creating a nightmare for the United States, especially following the Russian-Chinese cooperation. According to military analyst, Michael Lyons, the United States is too far behind to catch up. “Unfortunately for American strategists, Washington is far behind its rivals,” Lyon writes. Russia on its own, has a total of 40 Ice-breakers, while the United States currently only has two. Despite US efforts to build new ships by 2035, Russia will already add 13 additional ice-breakers to its reserve. “Confronting such an adversary as Russia in the Arctic entails a number of challenges,… Read on ->

Tags: Arctic, Russia, USA


Will these partially 3D printed Russian drones take the sky from the US?

Published 2020-09-16 04:20:44 by Newsdesk in World-News

Russia’s Advanced Research Foundation has conducted the first demonstration flight of the Dan-M jet drone, equipped with a domestic MGTD-125E engine, the main parts of which were made using 3D printing, the foundation told Sputnik. “The flight of the Dan-M with a takeoff weight of 370 kilograms with an MGTD-125E engine was carried out in accordance with the approved flight task,” it said. “The flight duration was 19 minutes, the drone reached a maximum speed of 676 kilometers per hour at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters,” the foundation said. The tests took place in the southern Astrakhan region…. Read on ->

Tags: Drone, Russia


Nusra terrorists shell locality in Syria’s Aleppo province – Reconciliation Center

Published 2020-09-16 02:06:05 by Newsdesk in Middleeast, Syria

Militants of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) shelled an inhabited locality in the Syrian province of Aleppo, Rear Adm. Alexander Grinkevich, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing. “We registered one attack on Ernaz settlement in Aleppo province from the positions of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization,” Rear Adm. Grinkevich said. He said that no shelling by illegal armed groups controlled by Turkey had been registered in the past 24 hours. Source: Sputnik

Tags: Nusrah, Syria


Tensions rise in the Black Sea – Russian Ship Admiral Essen on tail of USS Roosevelt

Published 2020-09-16 01:02:12 by Newsdesk in World-News

Russian frigate Admiral Essen began to monitor the activities of US Navy destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG80), which entered the Black Sea on Tuesday, according to the Russian Defense Ministry’s National Defense Control Center (NDCC). “The forces and means of the Black Sea Fleet have begun to monitor the actions of the US Navy destroyer USS Roosevelt, which entered the Black Sea on September 15, 2020,” the statement says. Frigate Admiral Essen is directly monitoring the actions of the destroyer, the NDCC added. Source: Sputnik

Tags: Black Sea, Russia, USA


Russia’s Su-27 scrambled to intercept US spy plane over Baltic Sea – Defense Ministry

Published 2020-09-16 00:38:51 by Newsdesk in World-News

Russian fighter jet Su-27 was scrambled on Tuesday to intercept a US Air Force patrol plane over the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry’s National Defense Control Center (NDCC) said. “On September 15, Russian airspace control devices detected an air target approaching the Russian state border over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea,” the statement says. In order to identify an air target and prevent violation of the Russian state border, a Su-27 fighter from the Western Military District’s air defense forces was scrambled. “The crew of the Russian fighter approached the aerial object at a safe distance and identified… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Spy Plane, USA


US Air Force builds, flies potential F-35 successor prototype Fighter – Pentagon Official

Published 2020-09-16 00:21:39 by Newsdesk in World-News

The US Air Force has already secretly designed, built and flown at least one prototype of a next-generation fighter to replace the long-troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a senior Pentagon official said in an interview published by Defense News on Tuesday. “We’ve already built and flown a full-scale flight demonstrator in the real world, and we broke records in doing it,” Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Will Roper said an exclusive interview conducted on Monday and published on Tuesday. Defense News commented that Roper’s revelation was certain to shock the enormous US defense contracting… Read on ->

Tags: F-35, USA


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