This is a summary of 21 AMN articles on the following subjects: Russia, Raqqa, Syria, Iran, Venezuela, Hasakah, Cota 905, Denmark, Brazil, COVID-19, Idlib, IAEA, IRGC, US, Roketsan, TRGL-230, Turkey, China, India, Ladakh, Assange, Suicide, ISIS, Bolsonaro, Petrobras, Maduro, Covid19, Pentagon, USA, Green Energy, US Army.

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Russian warplanes scramble to intercept US strategic bombers

Published 2020-09-23 23:35:41 by News Desk in World-News

Two Russian Su-27 fighter jets scrambled to intercept two B-52N strategic bombers of the US Air Force over the Black Sea, Russia’s National Defense Control Center told reporters on Wednesday. According to the center, on Wednesday Russian radars detected two air targets over the neutral waters of the Black Sea. The aircraft were approaching Russia’s sovereign airspace. “Two Su-27 fighter jets of the Southern Military District’s air defense units on duty were scrambled to identify the air targets and to prevent their unauthorized incursion into the Russian airspace. The crews of the Russian fighter aircraft identified the air targets as… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Syrian Army reinforcements deploy to front-lines with Turkish forces

Published 2020-09-23 23:29:14 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been moving in reinforcements to the Al-Raqqa Governorate over the last 48 hours, with several convoys deploying to front-lines with the Turkish military and their allies. According to reports from Al-Raqqa, the Syrian Arab Army sent reinforcements to the key town of ‘Ain ‘Issa, which has been targeted on a number of occasions by the Turkish-backed forces. The reason for the deployments is not known at this time; however, the Turkish-backed forces have been increasing their hostilities east of the Euphrates, which threatens the government troops. Furthermore, the Turkish… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria


Venezuela to ship oil to Iran despite previous US threats

Published 2020-09-23 23:15:41 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – Reuters quoted an informed source as saying that the state-run Venezuelan oil company had begun loading a huge tanker flying the Iranian flag with a shipment of heavy Venezuelan crude for export. A source said in an interview with the agency on Tuesday, that the tanker is expected to ship up to two million barrels of Venezuelan heavy crude on its way back, in a sale agreed by the Venezuelan Oil Company and the state-owned Iranian National Oil Company. The source added that the date of sailing or the destination of the vessel has not… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Venezuela


Turkish-backed forces fight one another in northeast Syria

Published 2020-09-23 23:00:54 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed forces in northeastern Syria reportedly clashed with one another in the northwestern countryside of the Al-Hasakah Governorate this evening. According to local reports, the Turkish-backed “Syrian National Army” (SNA), which is comprised of several militant factions, was involved in a heated exchange near the Abu Rasin area of Al-Hasakah. The reason for the clashes is unknown; however, a number of militant factions have been involved in inter-SNA firefights over the last few months, with the primary reason for the clashes being rivalries and arguments over stolen goods. These latest clashes come at time… Read on ->

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Tags: Hasakah, Syria


Video: Heavy fighting between Venezuelan security forces and gangs in Caracas

Published 2020-09-23 18:24:22 by Newsdesk in World-News

Heavy fighting broke out between a local gang and Venezuelan security forces in the Cota 905 ‘barrio’ in Caracas on Tuesday. While gang violence and even such shoot-outs are not unusual in some areas of Caracas, the video shows heavy gun fighting with civilians running in all directions. Venezuela is currently facing an economic blockade and a crumbling economy due to year-long corruption and mismanagement. Caracas is known for high-profile crimes such as murder, kidnapping and robbery. In 2018, the estimated rate of deaths was estimated at 81.4 violent deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. https://twitter.com/i/status/1308440458645962753  

Tags: Cota 905, Venezuela


Russian warship collides with Danish vessel

Published 2020-09-23 18:20:20 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – The Danish army announced that a Russian frigate had collided with a civilian ship in the strait between Denmark and Sweden. The Danish army said in a tweet: “The civilian ship Ice Rose and a Russian frigate collided in the southern part of Oresund.” They explained that a patrol ship of the Danish armed forces and a Swedish tugboat arrived at the scene of the accident, and Ice Rose is being monitored to ensure its safety.

Tags: Denmark, Russia


Brazil sets new record for global Covid-19 infections

Published 2020-09-23 18:10:12 by Newsdesk in World-News

The Brazilian Health Ministry has registered 33,536 new Covid-19 infections within the past 24 hours, setting a new global record. Brazil is one of the most hard hit countries when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic, with a total of over 4.59 million cases and a death toll of 138,108. In the past 24 hours alone, 836 people have died to due complications caused by Covid-19 in Brazil. Brazil’s actual situation during the global pandemic is blamed on the government, which has failed to act or even recognize the pandemic as such. Only the United States and India have more… Read on ->

Tags: Brazil, COVID-19


Syrian Army pounds jihadist defenses along Idlib front-lines

Published 2020-09-23 18:09:11 by Newsdesk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a series of attacks on Wednesday that targeted the positions of the jihadist rebels in the countryside of the Idlib Governorate. Backed by Russian reconnaissance planes, the Syrian Arab Army’s rocket and artillery teams unleashed a heavy barrage on the enemy defenses, hitting the latter’s positions in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region. In particular, a source from the Syrian Armed Forces told Al-Masdar that the primary targets were the jihadist defenses at the front-line town of Al-Bara’a. Al-Bara’a has served as a launching point for the jihadist forces in the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Russia and Syria sign memorandum of understanding for nuclear cooperation

Published 2020-09-23 18:00:56 by Newsdesk in Syria, World-News

The Russian government and the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding for nuclear cooperation during the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The agreement was signed on the specification of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. The use of such technology is intended to be focused on the development of nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat serious diseases, to control the spread of dangerous and infectious insects, controlling pests in the agricultural sector, sterilization of food, mineral exploration and many other things. It is noteworthy that the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic… Read on ->

Tags: IAEA, Russia, Syria


IRGC releases drone images of US aircraft carrier in Strait of Hormuz: photos

Published 2020-09-23 17:41:05 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The commander of the Naval Force of the Revolutionary Guards Ali Reza Tungsiri said that the American aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz, and its accompanying ships were spotted and intercepted before entering the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf with domestically-made drones. Tunsgiri said in his statement on Wednesday, during the ceremony of the handing over of 188 drones and helicopters to the Naval Force of the Revolutionary Guard, that during the monitoring and interception process, the USS Nimitiz was identified with its accompanying warships, which included destroyers 114 and 115, battleships 58 and 59, and… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, IRGC, US


Video: Turkey tests new laser-guided missile

Published 2020-09-23 17:08:19 by Newsdesk in Turkey

Turkish state-controlled rocket maker, Roketsan, has tested its new TRGL-230 laser guided-missile. According to government officials, the new missile will likely be used in overseas military operations. The development of the new laser-guided missile is to compliment Turkey’s unarmed TB2 Akinci drones, which can pick the targets for the TRGL-230s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q14YGjfCsA

Tags: Roketsan, TRGL-230, Turkey


IRGC’s navy gets major boost with 188 helicopters, drones

Published 2020-09-23 16:57:18 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – Iran announced that 188 drones and helicopters have been delivered to the naval forces of the Revolutionary Guard on Wednesday, included three new drones. The Fars News Agency of Iran said that this ceremony took place in the city of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, under the auspices of the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Major General Hossein Salami. “During the ceremony, the naval force commander of the Revolutionary Guards Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tunsgiri delivered a speech in which he noted that the drones “will cover all this force’s missions,” adding: “These drone… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


India and China make progress towards stabilizing border situation

Published 2020-09-23 16:52:40 by Newsdesk in World-News

On Tuesday, India and China held the sixth commander-level talks at the border personnel meeting point in Moldo, where the military of both countries exchanged their views on stabilizing the situation. According to the press release, both militaries agreed to implement the consensus of the talks, strengthen the communication and agreed to no longer send any more troops to the frontline. The two countries also agreed on holding the seventh commander-level talks as soon as possible to further strengthen the relations and security along the Line of Actual Control at the Chinese-Indian border and deescalate the situation. Since May 2020,… Read on ->

Tags: China, India, Ladakh


US training to fight Russian Su-57 fighters: report

Published 2020-09-23 16:42:16 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M.) – The Drive online publication interviewed former British Air Force pilot Dan Robinson, who is now working with Red 6 on an unusual project in California. It is a technology based on augmented reality (AR) that has the potential to revolutionize military pilot training in America. One of the main tasks of the developers is to recreate the Russian and Chinese combat fighters as closely as possible. This has been supported by the USAF and Lockheed Martin. Current methods of training pilots are far from perfect, says Dan Robinson, who served for ten years in the… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, US


Expert – Assange at suicide risk if extradited

Published 2020-09-23 16:23:14 by Newsdesk in World-News

During the extradition hearing in London, a psychiatric expert claimed that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is at suicide risk if extradited to the United States. Julian Assange suffers from depression and is at a “very high” risk for attempting suicide, according to Michael Kopelman, emeritus professor of neuropsychiatry at King’s College London. The mental health of Assange became worse, following almost complete isolation since the year 2012 when he sought refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Kopelman said he had visited Julian Assange over 20 times in London’s high-security Belmarsh prison, where Assange has already drawn up plans to… Read on ->

Tags: Assange, Suicide


Syrian military suffers heavy casualties in big ISIS attack along Raqqa-Homs axis

Published 2020-09-23 16:21:44 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization carried out a big attack against the Syrian Armed Forces near the Raqqa-Homs administrative border this week. According to reports from the front, a group of ISIS terrorists ambushed the troops of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) near the historical ruins of Al-Rusafa, resulting in a heavy casualties in the ranks of the latter. The reports said the Syrian Armed Forces quickly moved in reinforcements to the area after the Islamic State attack. ISIS continues to wreak havoc against the Syrian Armed Forces in… Read on ->

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Tags: ISIS, Syria


Iran’s IRGC releases first statement about Trump’s comment on assassinating Assad

Published 2020-09-23 16:00:34 by News Desk in Iran, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – Major General Hossein Salami, Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, commented on U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that he had considered the possibility of assassinating Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Salami said that this statement issued by Trump is evidence that the U.S. President “lacks political wisdom and management,” according to the Fars News Agency. “He wanted to assassinate the Syrian President, and this means the end of the political season for a force that wanted to publicly assassinate a legal president of a country, ” Salami said during his participation in a ceremony that included… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC, Syria


Bolsonaro continues privatization push in Brazil

Published 2020-09-23 03:21:24 by Newsdesk in World-News

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has continued with his aggressive push to privatize public assets of the Brazilian state within the past six months. The list includes 53 oil fields, 39 offshore rigs, 13,000 km of gas pipelines, 124 gas stations and 12 electricity plants, as well as 100 additional assets of Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras. The main argument for the aggressive privatization of assets belonging to Petrobras is to reduce the companies debt, which stood at $91.2 billion in the second quarter of 2020. However, the majority of the population in Brazil is against the privatization of Petrobras. The… Read on ->

Tags: Bolsonaro, Brazil, Petrobras


Maduro prepares for conflict in Venezuela

Published 2020-09-23 02:24:12 by Newsdesk in World-News

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has met with the military high command on Monday and announced that all intelligence, counter-intelligence and the special command center for the “protection of the president and miraflores” have been activated. The move comes one day after the US State Department has introduced new sanctions against Nicolas Maduro, following Venezuela’s violations of the arms embargo with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Venezuela conducted several military games within the last months, due to increased tensions with the United States. Last May, Venezuelan forces and intelligence dismantled a coup attempt led by two-American private contractors. The US denied… Read on ->

Tags: Maduro, Venezuela


Pentagon funnels public money meant for medical supplies into jet-engine development

Published 2020-09-23 02:11:52 by Newsdesk in World-News

According to reports by the Washington Post, the Pentagon has used almost $1 billion meant for the production of masks and medical supplies and funneled it into the development of jet-engines and uniforms. The Cares Act passed by Congress this year was meant to “prevent, prepare and respond to the corona-virus,” but was instead used by the Pentagon to resupply its armed forces. The redistribution of public health funds to the armed forces happened despite US health officials suggesting that more money was needed to combat the corona-virus at home. According to Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease… Read on ->

Tags: Covid19, Pentagon, USA


US Army goes green for the environment

Published 2020-09-23 00:40:06 by Newsdesk in World-News

The US military is the world’s single largest polluter, but now it wants to equip some of its combat vehicles with electric engines. The Army Futures Command has green-lighted research into equipping tactical and combat vehicles at Fort Benning, Georgia, with electrical engines. In part, the effort by the US Army is aimed to make its ground forces less dependent on fossil fuels. However, it is not all about green energy. The Army is looking into making its own tactical vehicles more silent, while increasing the operational distance as well. The Army is expecting the technology to roll out within… Read on ->

Tags: Green Energy, US Army


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