This is a summary of 17 AMN articles on the following subjects: Iran, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Israel, Qatar, Saudi, France, Syria, Hama, Russia, Tartous.

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Iran arrests head of separatist group in special operation with Turkey

Published 2020-11-02 22:46:51 by News Desk in Iran, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – The head of the National Security Committee in the Iranian Parliament, Mojtaba Dhu al-Nour, announced on Sunday, the arrest of the head of the separatist “Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz”, the dissident Habib Al-Kaabi. Dhul-Nour confirmed that Al-Kaabi was arrested outside Iran, and transferred inside the country. Iranian television reported that Tehran managed to lure Al-Kaabi to Turkey, arrest him there and transfer him to Iran, in cooperation with the Turkish security services. Dhu al-Nour pointed out that Al-Kaabi is under investigation by the security forces at the present time, and described… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Turkey

Armenia calls for international investigation into presence of foreign mercenaries in Karabakh

Published 2020-11-02 21:18:12 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called for an international investigation into the presence of “mercenaries and terrorists” in the conflict zone of Karabakh, following statements by the Armenian forces that they had captured two Syrians. Pashinyan said via his official Facebook page: “Azerbaijan has resorted to the help of mercenaries to solve its issues in the “security field,” pointing out that “we have conclusive evidence of that.” He added that the involvement of “mercenaries and terrorists” to fight in Karabakh “represents a threat not only to the security of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and Armenia, but also… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani forces destroy Armenian anti-aircraft system: video

Published 2020-11-02 20:51:39 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense released a new video on Monday of their forces destroying an anti-aircraft system that belonged to the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) in Karabakh. “The enemy’s KUB anti-aircraft missile system was destroyed on November 2, at about 18:00,” the Armenian Ministry of Defense’s statement began. “The enemy’s KUB anti-aircraft missile system located in the village of Chardagli (formerly the village of Magavuz, Agdara region) was destroyed by precision fire,” they would add.  The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense released a video along with the statement, which showed their aircraft zeroing in on… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

Back from the dead: Karabakh President attends meeting after rumored death – video

Published 2020-11-02 20:26:26 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The President of the Karabakh Republic, Arayik Harutyunyan, attended a meeting on Sunday after the Turkish and Azerbaijani media reported he was killed in a drone strike. On Sunday morning, Turkish and Azerbaijani news sites reported that Harutyunyan was killed when his vehicle was struck by an Azerbaijani drone in the Karabakh region. However, Harutyunyan put an end to those rumors when he attended a videotaped meeting with several soldiers in the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA). In the video above, Harutyunyan can be seen meeting with soldiers and volunteers from the Artsakh Defense Army.

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

Saudi Arabia and Qatar among 5 countries ‘on the agenda’ for normalization with Israel: minister

Published 2020-11-02 19:42:54 by News Desk in Middleeast, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – An Israeli minister said on Monday that Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Morocco are among the countries set to establish relations with Israel as part of a regional rapprochement launched by U.S. President Donald Trump. Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Morocco and Niger were “on the agenda.” He told to Ynet TV: “These are the five countries … if Trump’s policy continues, we will be able to reach additional agreements.” Saudi Arabia implicitly accepted the UAE and Bahrain agreement with Israel, but did not go so far as to declare its… Read on ->

Tags: Israel, Qatar, Saudi

Azerbaijan will not accept ceasefire until Armenian forces withdraw from ‘occupied Azerbaijani lands’: Turkey

Published 2020-11-02 19:22:01 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday that Azerbaijan will not stop its hostilities in Karabakh and its adjacent areas until the complete withdrawal of Armenian forces from “occupied Azerbaijani lands.” In a speech delivered on Monday at the opening of the new academic year 2020-2021 at the Turkish State National Defense University, Akar said that Azerbaijan is a friendly country, even a brother, to Turkey and “continues the struggle for the liberation of its historic territories.” Akar pointed out that the heads of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, the United States and Turkey,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Turkey

Front-line footage of Armenian forces conducting reconnaissance mission

Published 2020-11-02 17:29:29 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – With the Azerbaijani Armed Forces approaching the key city of Shusha, the Artsakh Defense Army has called for Armenian volunteers to help them defend this imperative area in southern Karabakh. Over the weekend, the Anna News Agency embedded with the Artsakh Defense Army as they conducted a reconnaissance mission in the southern part of the Karabakh region. In the video released by the Anna News Agency, the Artsakh Defense Army can be seen moving through the front-lines of the Karabakh region, while observing the movements of the enemy forces. At one point in the video,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

France bans Turkish ultra-nationalist ‘Grey Wolves’ group in ongoing row with Ankara

Published 2020-11-02 17:02:17 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The French authorities have reportedly banned the Turkish ultra-nationalist ‘Grey Wolves’ group, amid Paris’ ongoing diplomatic row with Ankara. According to the AFP, the French Minister of Interior Gérald Darmanin made the statement about banning the ultra-nationalist group. This move by Paris comes just days after the Armenian Genocide Memorial and the National Armenian Memorial Centre in Décines, France, were desecrated, with yellow spray paint inscription of the initials of Turkish President Recap Tayyip Erdogan and signed by the Grey Wolves. Turkey has yet to comment on this latest move by the French authorities.

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Tags: France, Turkey

Saudi Arabia grants Syrian trucks permission to enter country

Published 2020-11-02 16:39:45 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The deputy head of the export committee at the Damascus Chamber of Commerce, Fayez Qassuma, said that more than three weeks ago, Syrian trucks loaded with Syrian goods were allowed to enter Saudi territory. According to Al-Watan, Qassuma said Riyadh made the decision to grant a Syrian driver a visa in order to cross the Saudi border. Regarding what has been reported about the entry of 300 trucks loaded with Syrian goods into Saudi Arabia three days ago, Qassuma confirmed that the number is exaggerated, explaining that the trucks that enter daily are less than… Read on ->

Tags: Saudi, Syria

Karabakh Republic claims Armenian forces killed 20 Turkish soldiers

Published 2020-11-02 16:27:11 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The spokesman for the President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Vagram Boghossian, said on Monday that 20 members of the Turkish special forces had been killed in the Askiran area of Karabakh. Boghassian posted on his official Facebook page: “Men of the Shaheen Megarian division, [Shahumyan region, under Azerbaijani control since the early 1990s], liquidated 20 out of 22 Turkish Special Forces personnel during a battle near the village of Avitarans, in Askiran region. Only two of them managed to escape. ” Earlier, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said that Yerevan had compelling evidence that Turkey… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

Syrian Army raises flag over former Turkish military post in northern Hama: video

Published 2020-11-02 16:12:31 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) moved their forces on Monday into the former military post of the Turkish Armed Forces in the town of Morek. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Syrian Arab Army deployed their forces to the site just days after the Turkish military withdrew from this observation post in northern Hama. Following their arrival at the observation site, the Syrian Arab Army’s engineering teams inspected the area to make sure no explosives were left behind by the previous forces. The Syrian Army’s engineering teams later declared the site clear… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria

Moment Armenian forces shoot down Azerbaijani drone over Karabakh: video

Published 2020-11-02 15:50:42 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Armenian media released a new video on Monday that showed the air defenses of the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) shooting down an Azerbaijani drone over the Karabakh region. In the video, the Armenia media shows the moment the Artsakh Defense Army’s anti-aircraft missile struck the Azerbaijani drone, causing an explosion in the night sky of Karabakh. Over the last 24 hours, the Artsakh Defense Army has shot down at least three drones, with two of the incidents being captured on film. The first video of the Artsakh Defense Army intercepting an Azerbaijani drone… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

Iran begins 9th phase of air force maneuvers

Published 2020-11-02 12:12:04 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – On Monday, the ninth phase of the “99th Fedayeen Al-Wilayat” maneuvers of the Iranian Air Force began in Isfahan province, central Iran, with the participation of seven military air bases in different parts of the country. The Fedayeen al-Wilayat maneuvers that are held annually, and this year they are called No. 99, given the current Persian year 1399. The spokesperson for the manuevers, Brigadier General Farhad Koudarzi, said that dozens of combat aircraft, bombers, heavy and semi-heavy transport aircraft, interceptor, reconnaissance, air and drone fighters will participate for a period of two days in the… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran

Azerbaijan claims Armenian Su-25 jet shot down

Published 2020-11-02 11:36:25 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense announced on Monday, that it had shot down an Su-25 attack fighter of the Armenian Air Force. A statement issued by the ministry stated, “The enemy Su-25 attack aircraft that attacked our positions was shot down. During the battles, the enemy was forced, after losing up to 30 soldiers, to retreat to the territory of Armenia.” The Armenian Ministry of Defense has yet to respond to this latest claim from their Azerbaijani counterpart. “On the 1st of November, units of the Armenian armed forces tried to attack the Zanjilan sector… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

Moscow denies reports of Russian border guards being killed in Armenia

Published 2020-11-02 11:10:50 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Russian embassy in Yerevan denied on Sunday, reports that two Russian border guards were killed in Armenia. The embassy post said on Facebook: “With regard to appeals from media representatives to request comment on the information that appeared in several sources about the killing of two Russian border guards, we inform you that this is not true.” The Russian embassy called for this kind of misinformation to be handled with caution and care. Earlier, Armenia appealed to Russia formally to start urgent consultations to ensure security, in light of the conflict with Azerbaijan in… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Russia

Russian warships deliver supplies to naval base in Syria

Published 2020-11-02 00:37:12 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – A reporter in the press office of the Russian Northern Fleet said that the group of warships belonging to this fleet completed maintenance work, renewed its supplies, and left the port of Tartous in western Syria on Sunday. He added, “A group of ships of the Northern Fleet led by Colonel Stanislav Varik left the Russian Maritime Logistics Center in the Syrian port of Tartous, heading to the Mediterranean Sea.” The aforementioned Russian maritime group will spend some time in the waters of the Mediterranean, then head back to its main station. The large anti-submarine… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Tartous

Major battle approaches as Azerbaijani forces attempt to reach key city in Karabakh

Published 2020-11-02 00:16:42 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The vicinity of the strategic city of Shusha in Karabakh is witnessing violent battles between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces, amid reports of powerful explosions near the capital Stepanakert. According to local reports, Shusha was subjected to heavy bombardment, while fierce battles are taking place near the city. The reports have said that the Artsakh Defense Army (ADA) have resisted the Azerbaijani attempts to reach the city gates; however, the latter has resorted to heavily bombarding Shusha with a plethora of missiles and artillery shells. In a related context, local sources reported earlier strong explosions southwest… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh

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