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Aliyev says ‘no way’ Turkey is providing military support to Azerbaijan

Published 2020-10-25 18:58:37 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated on Sunday that there is no evidence of military support from Turkey in Karabakh. Aliyev said in an interview with Fox News: “Turkey is providing political support to Azerbaijan. This country is our closest ally and friend. We are proud and happy that such a big country is our partner.” “Every country has the right to have friends and allies, and Armenia has allies,” he said. In response to a question about Turkish mlitary support for Azerbaijan, Aliyev categorically denied this, saying: “No, no way! There is no evidence for… Read on ->

Tags: Aliyev, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey


Ansarallah forces strike ‘sensitive’ targets at 2 Saudi airports

Published 2020-10-25 18:50:46 by News Desk in Gulf, Yemen

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The Ansarallah Movement announced on Sunday that it targeted the Abha International Airport in the southern part of Saudi Arabia. According to Al-Masirah TV, who quoted the spokesman for the Ansarallah-aligned Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’a, “The air force launched a new attack on a sensitive target inside the Abha International Airport with a Samad 3 aircraft.” He continued:, “The strike on the Abha International Airport was accurate, and it comes as part of the response to the air escalation of aggression and the continuous siege on our people.” This statement came shortly… Read on ->

Tags: Ansarallah


Saudi Arabia and Qatar will get F-35s sooner or later: Israeli minister

Published 2020-10-25 17:55:13 by News Desk in Gulf, Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday that Saudi Arabia and Qatar will sooner or later acquire modern U.S.-made F-35 fighters if they wish to do so. Steinitz, a member of the cabinet security cabinet and one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest allies, expressed in an interview with Ynet, his conviction that Washington would eventually agree to export the F-35 to Doha and Riyadh if they were willing to pay.” The minister, affiliated with Netanyahu’s Likud Party, reminded that the United States had previously sold the F-15 and F-16 fighters to the two… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Qatar, Saudi


Armenian forces shoot down Azerbaijani drone over Karabakh: photos

Published 2020-10-25 17:41:42 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The clashes in the Karabakh region continued on Sunday after the Azerbaijani Armed Forces attempted to advance their positions in their battle against the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA). During the clashes on Sunday, the Armenian-led Artsakh Defense Army managed to shoot down another enemy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was spotted within their airspace in the Karabakh region. Per the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, the Artsakh Defense Army shot down the drone and later recovered it; they released photos of the UAV as proof on Sunday. https://twitter.com/ShStepanyan/status/1320371760076828674?s=20 The Artsakh Defense Army… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Erdogan won’t back down: Turkish leader repeats call for Macron to seek mental help

Published 2020-10-25 17:27:16 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doubled down on his criticism of his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, on Sunday, as he reiterated his call for the latter to get a “mental check.” “(Macron) is a case and therefore he really needs to have (mental) checks,” he said in a televised speech in the eastern Anatolian city of Malatya. On Saturday, Erdogan made a similar statement, following his speech on Macron’s critique of Islam and his call on the French people to “not give up cartoons”. In a speech after the French teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded for… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, France, Macron, Turkey


IRINI searches Syrian ship traveling from Turkey to Libya

Published 2020-10-25 17:08:53 by News Desk in North-Africa, Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The leadership of the arms embargo monitoring operation to Libya (IRINI) announced on Sunday, that its forces have stopped and searched a Syrian commercial cargo ship, which was on its way to the Libyan city of Misrata. The leadership of IRINI said in a statement that a team affiliated with the operation moved with the French frigate “Latouche Trevel” and boarded the merchant ship “CAPT ABEDA”, which left Akdeniz port in southeastern Turkey on October 21 bound for the port of Misrata in Libya. The statement indicated that “the ship was 150 nautical miles northwest… Read on ->

Tags: IRENI, Libya, Syria, Turkey


Erdogan to US threats: ‘You do not know whom you are dealing with!’

Published 2020-10-25 16:34:42 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country will not abandon the S-400 systems or their support for Azerbaijan despite the threats of the United States, stressing that “Turkey is not a tribal country.” “We took steps within the framework of the F-35 project, but you made threats to us. You asked us to return the S-400 to Russia. But we are not a tribal state,” Erdogan said at a conference for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Malatya state on Sunday. Erdogan responded to officials in Washington by stating, “You… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Turkey, US


Iraqi forces destroy 8 ISIS hideouts in key mountain range

Published 2020-10-25 15:53:16 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – On Sunday, the Iraqi forces destroyed a number of hideouts belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization in a mountain range extending between the eastern and northern governorates of the country. The Iraqi Security Media Cell announced that according to accurate information, a joint force of the Federal Police and the Intelligence Service in the Kirkuk Governorate managed to find eight terrorist hideouts in the Al-Rashad District within the Hamrin mountain range extending to the Diyala Governorate. The cell confirmed that these dens, which contained barrels of fuel tanks, a motorcycle, food supplies, explosive… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, ISIS


Azerbaijan drones destroy several Armenian vehicles: video

Published 2020-10-25 15:29:34 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense released a new video of their drones wreaking havoc on the Armenian forces in the Karabakh region. In the video, the Azerbaijani drones can be seen heavily targeting the troops and vehicles of the Armenian forces, inflicting heavy damage and casualties as a result of these strikes. The video shows their drones zeroing in on the targets before they unleash a flurry of accurate strikes on the Armenian forces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42-O43GkiIw

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Israel sends aid to Azerbaijan

Published 2020-10-25 15:06:15 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – According to i24 News, at the end of last week, Israel sent medical and humanitarian aid to Azerbaijani civilians who were affected by the ongoing battles around Karabakh, where clashes between the two sides have escalated in recent weeks. The i24 sources said that Azerbaijan recently requested humanitarian and medical aid for dozens of Azerbaijani civilians who were “injured by Armenian missile strikes in the city of Ganja,” which is the second largest city in the country, where 15 people were killed in these strikes, and dozens were wounded. For its part, Israel responded to… Read on ->

Tags: Azerbaijan, Israel


Watch: Iranian forces in action along Iraqi border

Published 2020-10-25 14:39:33 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – On Saturday and Sunday morning, the Iranian army’s ground forces conducted maneuvers in the border areas with the Kurdistan region of Iraq, in the western province of Azerbaijan. The Iranian Armed Forces were filmed by state television carrying out several drills in this border area, where they have been involved in heavy clashes with separatist groups on a number of occasions of this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zt4bnqGpKA In particular, these border clashes have involved the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), who has used its armed wing, the Eastern Kurdistan Units… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, IRGC


Azerbaijan is ready for a ceasefire in Karabakh: Aliyev

Published 2020-10-25 14:11:38 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced that his country is ready to agree to a ceasefire in Karabakh. He said in an interview with Fox News this weekend: “Yes, we are ready. I have said this many times. Today we are ready to agree to a ceasefire. But at the same time, Armenia and its prime minister must declare their commitment to the principles that have been jointly drawn up.” The renewed military clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan began on September 27, and the Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, approved the imposition of a state of war… Read on ->

Tags: Aliyev, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Israel simulates war along Syrian and Lebanese borders in largest drills of 2020

Published 2020-10-25 13:28:34 by News Desk in Lebanon, Middleeast, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Under the title “The Deadly Arrow,” the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched on Sunday morning, a large-scale military exercise that simulate a possible war scenario in more than one front against Hezbollah. The Israeli army spokesman, Avichay Adraee, said on his Twitter account that the Deadly Arrow exercise, which will take place until next Thursday, and is the largest military exercise in the country this year, simulates a multi-front war with a focus on the northern front (i.e. Lebanon. And Syria). The spokesman stated that the aim of the exercise was to raise the readiness… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Lebanon, Syria


‘We have proof of Turkish special forces fighting in Karabakh’: Armenian

Published 2020-10-25 13:11:50 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:55 P.M.) – The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Armenia said on Sunday that it “possesses factual evidence, proving the participation of elements of the Turkish army special forces in the hostilities in Karabakh.” The press office of the Armenian Public Prosecution said: “In the framework of the criminal case that was investigated regarding the launch of an aggressive war on the part of Azerbaijan against Armenia and Artsakh, the Public Prosecution in Armenia has received compelling evidence that since August of this year, many members of the Special Forces of the Turkish Armed Forces trained the Azerbaijani army.”… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Turkey


Video footage shows aftermath of devastating Russian attack on militant oil sites in Aleppo: video

Published 2020-10-25 12:48:19 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Russian Armed Forces carried out a devastating attack on the militant oil sites in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Friday evening. According to a source in the Aleppo Governorate, the Russian Armed Forces fired guided missiles towards the militant smuggling sites near the city of Jarabalus. The source said the missiles targeted the militant oil sites between the towns of Al-Kousa and ‘Ayn Al-Bayda in the Jarabulus countryside. A video released after the Russian military’s attack showed the devastation that was caused to the militant oil sites, including their tankers, which… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Russia, Syria


Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict prompts IRGC to deploy 30 T-72 tanks to Iranian-Karabakh border: video

Published 2020-10-25 12:10:31 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has deployed several tanks along the Iranian-Karabakh border, following the misfire of 70+ missiles into their territory. According to the Russian publication, Avia.Pro, the IRGC deployed at least 30 T-72 tanks to their border with the disputed Karabakh region, pointing out that this is in addition to the already 40 tanks already there. “The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran has begun an emergency transfer of its T-72S tanks to the borders with Azerbaijan and Karabakh. We are talking about at least 30 combat vehicles, which constitute a very… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Karabakh


France summons its ambassador to Turkey after Erdogan says ‘Macron needs mental treatment’

Published 2020-10-25 11:52:56 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – France decided to recall its ambassador to Turkey on Saturday after statements made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he criticized his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. Prior to summoning the ambassador, Erdogan attacked Macron again, accusing France of being “generally behind the disasters and occupation in Azerbaijan.” Erdogan asked about Macron’s problem with Islam, saying: “What is the problem of the so-called Macron with Islam? .. Macron needs mental treatment.” The Turkish President considered that European policies against Islam are not understood, adding that the German police stormed a mosque in Berlin, which… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Macron


Guatemala and Estonia designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

Published 2020-10-25 11:43:23 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – Washington welcomed on Sunday, the increasing number of countries that banned the activities of Hezbollah, the most recent of which is Estonia and Guatemala, which recently designated the party as a terrorist organization. In a statement on Sunday, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “Guatemala’s decision to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization showed its determination to confront this dangerous organization.” Pompeo stressed that “Hezbollah is a transnational terrorist organization whose aim is to implement Iran’s malign agenda,” likening “Hezbollah to Al-Qaeda and ISIS in terms of its expansion across the world. The U.S…. Read on ->

Tags: Estonia, Guatemala, Hezbollah, Lebanon


IRGC forces deploy to Karabakh border after several rockets hit northern Iran

Published 2020-10-25 10:08:48 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced that it is about to deploy units from its ground forces on the borders with conflict areas in the Karabakh region, stressing that “the security of our people and our national interests is a red line.” The commander of the ground forces in the Guard, Muhammad Pakpour, said: “The aim of the deployment of the forces is to protect Iranian national interests and to ensure the security and safety of the border areas residents.” He continued, “We respect the territorial integrity of the neighboring countries, but any geopolitical change on… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, IRGC, Karabakh


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