Palestinians hold their country's national flag as they attend an anti-Israeli rally south of Gaza City, October 13, 2017. (

This is a summary of 15 AMN articles on the following subjects: France, Islam, Macron, Palestine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Stepanakert, Erdogan, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Iran, UAE, Golan, Israel, US, Idlib, Russia, Pashinyan, ISIS, Venezuela.

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Palestinian Christian and Muslim religious leaders protest in Bethlehem against Macron

Published 2020-10-28 23:17:38 by News Desk in Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – Dozens of Christian and Muslim religious leaders staged a sit-in on Wednesday evening, in the yard of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, in protest against the statements of French President Emmanuel Macron. The participants raised banners condemning the French President’s statements. The protesters called for the respect of religions and the rejection of racism and extremism, and chanted slogans in which they called on President Macron to apologize for his comments on Islam. The participants emphasized Christian-Islamic brotherhood in Palestine, warning of the repercussions of offending the Islamic religion. The protesters considered that… Read on ->

Tags: France, Islam, Macron, Palestine

Azerbaijani forces bomb capital city of Karabakh

Published 2020-10-28 23:08:55 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Azerbaijani Armed Forces bombed the capital of Karabakh, Stepanakert, with Smerch missiles, the Karabakh government emergency service reported this evening. The service page on Facebook said: “The enemy is bombing the capital, Stepanakert, with the Smerch missile launch system, and data on the victims are being determined. An air warning has been announced in Stepanakert.” The renewed military clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan began on September 27, with both sides accusing one another for starting the hostilities. The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, approved the imposition of a state of war in a number… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Stepanakert

Turkey condemns Lebanese-Armenian protest at embassy in Beirut

Published 2020-10-28 22:58:23 by News Desk in Lebanon, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned what it called “inappropriate practices” over the burning of an effigy of the Turkish president and the Turkish flag, during a demonstration organized by the Lebanese Armenians in front of the Turkish embassy in the Lebanese capital. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said, “We strongly condemn the inappropriate behavior against the president of our republic and our national flag, during a demonstration in front of the Turkish embassy in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, and we await the competent authorities to investigate urgently and hold the wrongdoers accountable.” According to the Turkish… Read on ->

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Tags: Erdogan, Lebanon, Turkey

Azerbaijan announces 13 villages captured in Karabakh despite ceasefire agreement

Published 2020-10-28 22:48:58 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev announced on Wednesday that his country’s forces have taken control of several villages in the districts of southern Karabakh. In a tweet posted on his official account, Aliyev said that the Azerbaijani army had taken control of 13 villages in the districts of Fuzuli, Gabriel, Zanjilan and Qabadli. The Armenian side has not yet commented on this announcement. This latest announcement by Aliyev comes within a new round of military escalation that the disputed Karabakh region is going through. Despite the announcement of a ceasefire agreement over the weekend by the… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

Turkey may start new military operation inside Syria: Erdogan

Published 2020-10-28 21:09:13 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Turkish Armed Forces may carry out a new operation in Syria if the ‘terrorists’ do not move away from the Turkish border. “The threats from Syria against our country continue, and recently the terrorists who were planning terrorist attacks on our lands have been neutralized,” Erdogan said in a parliamentary speech in Ankara on Wednesday. “It is clear that the United States is trying to create a new war zone along the Syrian-Iraqi border. A harbinger of new tragedies,” he continued. The Turkish President added that “the… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Syria, Turkey

Iranian ship nearly sinks off the coast of the UAE

Published 2020-10-28 20:54:29 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – The Iranian media quoted the Director General of Ports in Hormuzgan Governorate, southern Iran, Ali Reza Muhammad Karaji, as saying: “An Iranian cargo ship was rescued from sinking after entering the Hamriyah port in the city of Sharjah in the UAE.” In a statement to the Mana News Agency of the Iranian Ports Authority, Karaji said: “The rescue operation was carried out with the cooperation and assistance of the Emirati Coast Guard forces.” He explained that the Iranian ship was subjected to technical problems in the propulsion system of the merchant shipping vessel and collided… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, UAE

Israel and US reach agreement to begin ‘scientific research’ projects in occupied Golan Heights

Published 2020-10-28 20:30:16 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – On Wednesday, the United States and Israel signed a cooperation agreement in scientific research and technology that would end an embargo on financing projects in the 1967 territories and the occupied Golan Heights, what Tel Aviv considered as confirmation of Washington’s recognition of its sovereignty over the settlements of these areas. The signing took place in the presence of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. During the signing ceremony, Netanyahu said: “I believe that the vision of U.S. President Donald Trump opens the way for commitment in… Read on ->

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Tags: Golan, Israel, US

Erdogan slams devastating Russian attack on Syrian militant camp

Published 2020-10-28 20:20:32 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the Russian Armed Forces of launching an attack on a site of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA), saying that this indicates Moscow’s unwillingness for peace. In a parliamentary speech in Ankara on Wednesday, Erdogan said, “Russia’s attack on a training center for the Free Syrian Army in Idlib indicates its unwillingness to achieve lasting peace.” According to a field source in the Latakia Governorate, the total number of dead and wounded within the ranks of the Turkish-backed militants was estimated to be around 200. The Russian Aerospace Forces… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Idlib, Russia, Syria, Turkey

Armenia’s counter-attack against Azerbaijan will be ‘timely and devastating’: PM

Published 2020-10-28 20:04:06 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that the Armenian side will launch a counter-strike against the Azerbaijani forces in Karabakh “at the appropriate time.” In a speech to the citizens on Tuesday evening, Pashinyan said that the Karabakh Republic has sufficient quantities of weapons for the resistance and that “the people of Artsakh Karabakh and all the Armenians will fight, and the counter-strike against the enemy will be timely and devastating for them.” Pashinyan noted that “the terrorist forces of Azerbaijan and Turkey” tried “to bring the Karabakh Republic to its knees, which is still… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Pashinyan

Erdogan accuses Western nations of wanting to ‘relaunch the crusades’

Published 2020-10-28 19:58:34 by News Desk in Turkey

Turkey said earlier that diplomatic and legal action will be taken as a response to the caricature of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that was published by French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that western countries want to “relaunch the crusades” by attacking Islam. The comment was made as Erdogan addressed members of his AK Party in parliament. “France – and Europe as a whole – does not deserve this provocative, dirty, hateful and divisive policy pursued by Macron and those who share his views”, Erdogan said during his speech, after relations had worsened between… Read on ->

Tags: Erdogan, Turkey

Russian warplanes blow up ISIS hideouts in central Syria

Published 2020-10-28 11:21:09 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces, alongside their Syrian counterparts, launched a powerful attack over central and eastern Syria on Tuesday and Wednesday, as they inflicted heavy damage on the positions of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist group. According to reports, the Russian and Syrian air forces launched heavy strikes on the Badiya Al-Sham region that stretches across several governorates in central and eastern Syria. The reports said the Russian and Syrian warplanes destroyed Islamic State hideouts and fortifications in this desert region, while killing and wounding several of the terrorist group’s fighters. The Russian and Syrian… Read on ->

Tags: ISIS, Russia, Syria

Moment Azerbaijani aircraft is shot down by Armenian air defenses: video

Published 2020-10-28 11:04:50 by News Desk in World-News

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 A.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released a new video on Wednesday that showed the moment an Azerbaijani unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down over the Karabakh region. According to reports, the air defense units of the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) scored a direct hit on the Azerbaijani unmanned aerial vehicle, which was believed to be an AN-2 aircraft. In the video that was shared by the Ministry of Defense, the destruction of the Azerbaijani drone was captured in mid-air by members of the Artsakh Defense Army. The downing of this Azerbaijani aircraft coincides… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

Israel to possibly acquire ‘mother of all bombs’: Channel 12

Published 2020-10-28 10:47:33 by News Desk in Middleeast

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Hebrew-language Channel 12 TV revealed this week that Israel will soon obtain the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB). According to Channel 12, members of  the U.S. Congress, from both the Republican and Democratic parties, submitted a bill to sell bombs to destroy bunkers and basements to Israel and that the bill is subject to the Pentagon’s consultation with senior officials. They stated that the two political parties submitted a request to change the laws that prevent the sale of the MOAB outside the United States, and to allow them to be sold only to… Read on ->

Tags: Israel

Up close footage of Armenian kamikaze drone striking target

Published 2020-10-28 10:30:30 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Armenian Ministry of Defense released a new video last week that showcased their drone capabilities. The video was shared by the Press Secretary of the Armenian Ministry of Defense, Shushan Stepanyan, who said, “Controlled combat drones of #Armenian production in use.” In the video, the Armenian Armed Forces use one of their kamikaze drones to strike a target. The footage is taken from the lens of the drone, which scores a direct on the designated target. The six-second video shows how a suicide plane is launched and then crashes into a building that has… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia

US threatens to ‘eliminate’ long-range missile shipments from Iran to Venezuela

Published 2020-10-28 10:13:08 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The U.S. will ‘eliminate’ any long-range missile shipments that are made from Iran to Venezuela, Washington’s envoy to both countries, Elliott Abrams, told Fox News on Monday. “The transfer of long-range missiles from Iran to Venezuela is not acceptable to the United States and will not be tolerated or permitted,” Abrams told the news network. According to Abrams, the U.S. is willing to use force, if needed, to stop these shipments from reaching Venezuela. “We will make every effort to stop shipments of long-range missiles, and if somehow they get to Venezuela they will be… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, US, Venezuela

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