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New batch of Syrian mercenaries to head to Azerbaijan after suffering heavy losses

Published 2020-10-13 22:16:35 by Newsdesk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – A new batch of corpses belonging to the Syrian mercenaries killed in the Karabakh region have arrived in Syria this week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR reported on Tuesday. “Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that more bodies of Ankara-backed mercenaries, who have been killed in the ‘Nagorno-Karabakh’ battles, arrived in Syrian territory with a batch of fighters who have returned from Azerbaijan,” they reported. “The death toll of those factions has risen, since the Turkish government sent them to frontlines, to at least 119 dead, including 78 fighters whose bodies were… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Syria, Turkey


Turkey allegedly bans Armenian gov’t sites over Karabakh dispute

Published 2020-10-13 21:42:20 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Turkish Zaman newspaper reported that the authorities in Ankara took a new measure against Armenia within the framework of their support for Azerbaijan in Karabakh. According to the report, Turkey recently banned the official websites of the Armenian government and its ministries on the Internet. The Agos news site issued in the Turkish and Armenian languages ​​in Turkey, stated that it is no longer possible to access the websites of the official Armenian authorities in Turkey. Turkey has not commented on these allegations.   Sources: RT, Zaman

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Tags: Armenia, Karabakh, Turkey


Georgia denies use of its territory to transport weapons to Azerbaijan, Armenia

Published 2020-10-13 21:33:32 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 P.M.) – Georgia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Lasha Darsalia, has denied the use of his country’s territory to ship weapons to Azerbaijan and Armenia. “We would like to confirm once again that there is no transportation of military cargo across Georgia’s territory,” the ministry’s media office quoted Darsalia as saying. The diplomat said that the flights that are carried out in the country’s airspace are only humanitarian and civil, and are in full accordance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization. The Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister affirmed that Tbilisi adheres to its international obligations related to… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia


Russian MiG-31 simulates air battle in stratosphere: video

Published 2020-10-13 20:32:19 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – First introduced into service in the early 1980s, the Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor aircraft has proven to be one of the most versatile jets in the Soviet and Russian air forces, with recent upgrades enabling the planes to carry Russia’s new Kinzhal hypersonic missile. The Russian Defence Ministry has released footage of MiG-31 fighters practicing combat in the stratosphere during drills by Pacific Fleet naval aviation in the Far East region of Kamchatka. The video shows the planes roaring into the sky from their airfield, climbing to an altitude of about 20,000 meters, where they practice… Read on ->

Tags: Russia


Armenian forces destroy Azerbaijani tank in Karabakh: video

Published 2020-10-13 20:16:24 by Newsdesk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released a video on Tuesday of the Artsakh Defense Army destroying an Azerbaijani tank in the Karabakh region. In the video posted by the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, the Artsakh Defense Army can be seen blowing up the tank in the Karabakh region. https://twitter.com/ShStepanyan/status/1315936956623335425?s=20

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Azerbaijan once again announces capture of strategic town in Karabakh: video

Published 2020-10-13 19:55:36 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense has once again claimed that their forces have captured a strategic town in the Karbakh region. According to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, their forces captured the strategic town of Hadrut, which is located along an important roadway to the capital of the Karabakh region, Stepanakert. In the video released by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, the footage shows the latter’s forces raising their flag and touring the alleged area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5wO6jgMFgc However, despite the video, some activists are still denying the claim that the Azerbaijani forces have captured Hadrut, stating… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan


Iran’s IRGC accuses US and Israel of escalating conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Published 2020-10-13 19:37:01 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard said on Tuesday that “the escalation of the conflict between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Karabakh issue is a new American-Zionist sedition in the region.” The deputy commander of the Ashura Corps of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Brigadier General Asghar Abbas Quli Zadeh, said that “the goals of the enemies from the beginning of Islam until today are to confront Islam,” saying that “the enemy used various tricks to confront this popular regime,” according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). He stated that “the enemies of Islam… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran


Erdogan accuses Greece of continuing escalation in eastern Mediterranean

Published 2020-10-13 19:23:34 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Greece continues escalation steps despite Turkey’s goodwill, noting that Ankara is waiting for concrete steps from the European Union to organize a conference on the eastern Mediterranean. Erdogan’s comments came shortly after the Turkish ship, Uruc Reis, returned to the eastern Mediterranean for its seismic research, despite Greece’s objections. This was reported by the Turkish Anadolu Agency, noting that Erdogan’s statements came during a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council. A statement by the Turkish presidency said, “Erdogan assured Michel of the necessity of reviving… Read on ->

Tags: Greece, Mediterranean, Turkey


Muammar Gaddafi’s cousin to sue Hillary Clinton for ‘destroying Libya’

Published 2020-10-13 19:12:39 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The political official of the Libyan National Struggle Front, Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, began on Monday, the first steps to sue former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on charges of spreading destruction and supporting terrorism in Libya. The cousin of the late Libyan president, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, said in an exclusive interview with Sputnik that he had assigned his legal team to sue the former U.S. Secretary of State. Gaddaf al-Dam added that he provided the legal team with other documents not released by the U.S. State Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton on charges of spreading… Read on ->

Tags: Clinton, Gaddafi, Libya


Iran shoot down suicide drone along Azerbaijani border: video

Published 2020-10-13 18:11:01 by News Desk in Iran

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The assistant governor of Ardabil for political and security affairs, Behrouz Ndayi, confirmed the crash of a drone in an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). He pointed out that the source and ownership of this plane is under investigation, and that no losses occurred as a result of this accident. Local sources said that the plane might belong to the Azerbaijani or Armenian army, among the battles that the two countries are fighting. The drone was shot down near the Azerbaijani border, but did not cause any damage to the nearby… Read on ->

Tags: Azerbaijan, Iran


Syrian President visits areas devastated by forest fires, meets with locals

Published 2020-10-13 17:33:06 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 P.M.) – On Monday, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad visited the village of Ballouran in the Latakia countryside, one of the areas that have been hit by unprecedented fires in the country, affecting agricultural and forest lands in three governorates. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that “Assad listened to the people in the village in the northern countryside of Latakia to find out about their most important priorities that help them in strengthening the factors of their clinging to their land and replanting it as soon as possible.” Russia’s Sputnik Agency captured footage of Assad’s visit… Read on ->

Tags: Assad, Syria


Trump expects Iran to call him first after he ‘wins US election’

Published 2020-10-13 16:59:22 by News Desk in Iran

US President Donald Trump says Iran will be eager to make a new deal with the US if he wins the November election. At the end of last month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped Washington would continue with its current policy on Iran regardless of the outcome of the November presidential election. “I withdrew from the last administration’s disastrous nuclear deal”, Trump said at the Monday campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, adding “Probably the first call I’ll get after we win the election will be from Iran dying to make a deal because they are down… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Trump


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