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Israel announces downing of Hezbollah drone

Published 2020-11-10 17:17:56 by News Desk in Israel, Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – The Israeli authorities announced on Tuesday, that a drone belonging to Hezbollah had been shot down after it penetrated Israeli airspace coming from Lebanon. The official account of the Israeli Ministry of Defense published a tweet in which it stated: “The IDF had shot down a Hezbollah drone that infiltrated from Lebanon into Israeli territory, and the drone was under surveillance throughout the incident, and there was no danger to the IDF forces, Israel and neighboring areas.” The Israeli army also confirmed the downing of the unmanned aerial vehicle, pointing out that it entered their… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon


US special envoy to Syria to leave post by end of month

Published 2020-11-10 15:39:33 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the special envoy for Syria and the international coalition, James Jeffrey, will leave his post this month. Pompeo said in a statement on Monday, that Jeffrey “achieved tangible results in the performance of his duties, as he worked to activate our efforts for the political settlement of the Syrian crisis and to create the conditions to defeat ISIS.” He said that Jeffrey contributed to “building an international coalition that increased economic and political pressure on the Assad regime, and was leading the implementation of the Caesar Act… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


France demands Turkey stop its intervention in Karabakh

Published 2020-11-10 15:25:55 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

France insists that Turkey should stop any kind of provocations regarding the Armenian-Azeri conflict in the unrecognised republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a statement, which also has it that Ankara should make sure a future accord will not be compromised. The palace added it was studying the details of a newly-clinched ceasefire deal in the Nagorno-Karabakh area, noting that any lasting agreement in the region mostly populated by Armenians should by all means take into account and “preserve” Yerevan’s interests, remarked the French head of state, who has of late more than once crossed swords with… Read on ->

Tags: France, Karabakh, Turkey


No agreement on deployment of Turkish troops to Karabakh: Russia

Published 2020-11-10 14:54:47 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The spokesperson for the Russian presidency, Dmitry Peskov, announced that the issue of sending Turkish peacekeepers to Karabakh had not been agreed upon with anyone, and the statement of the presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan did not mention this matter. Peskov told reporters, “I can comment on this as follows: There is no word about this in the text of the statement that was published, and the three parties did not agree on that, and there was no agreement to send Turkish soldiers to Karabakh.” Peskov also confirmed that the United States and France… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Russia, Turkey


Russian warplanes destroy jihadist bases in southern Idlib

Published 2020-11-10 14:15:40 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces launched a new attack over the northwestern region of Syria on Tuesday, targeting the jihadist bases in the southern countryside of Idlib. According to reports from the Idlib Governorate this afternoon, the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted reconnaissance flights over the Jabal Al-Zawiya region to identify and confirm the jihadist targets. Following the reconnaissance flights, the Russian Aerospace Forces bombarded the jihadist bases and hideouts, scoring direct hits on these sites in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region. This latest attack by the Russian Aerospace Forces comes just days after the Syrian Arab Air… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat passes away after contracting Covid-19

Published 2020-11-10 14:01:24 by News Desk in Palestine

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, died on Tuesday, after his health deteriorated due to his infection with Covid-19. The Palestine Liberation Organization confirmed Erakat’s death, indicating that he was being treated in an Israeli hospital after being infected with Covid-19. The Fatah Movement paid tribute to Erakat on Twitter, calling him a “great national leader.” Erekat had contracted Covid-19 and entered home quarantine for five days before being transferred to the hospital, as his health condition had deteriorated, especially since his respiratory system suffered from poor performance…. Read on ->

Tags: Erakat, Palestine


‘What happened, Pashinyan?’ – Azerbaijani President mocks Armenian PM: video

Published 2020-11-10 13:43:34 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev mocked Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in a new video that was released after the Karabakh Accord was signed between the two countries. During the live television broadcast, Aliyev relished in the fact that Pashinyan signed the Karabakh Accord agreement ‘unwillingly’. Aliyev then mockingly asked the Armenian Prime Minister, “what happened, Pashinyan?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40W6zuXqr0o The Azerbaijani President was jubilant after the Karabakh Accord agreement was announced, while Pashinyan faced heavy criticism and condemnation from Armenians, who believe he surrendered the region. Previously, Aliyev vowed to not halt Azerbaijan’s military operations in Karabakh… Read on ->

Tags: Aliyev, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Pashinyan


Turkey hails Azerbaijan’s ‘great success’ in Karabakh

Published 2020-11-10 13:26:09 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşolu on Tuesday, congratulated Azerbaijan on “its success” on the battlefield and at the negotiating table, against the backdrop of the armistice agreement in Karabakh. “Azerbaijan has achieved great success on the battlefield and at the negotiation table,” Cavusoglu said on Twitter. “I sincerely congratulate you on this happy achievement,” adding that Turkey “remains heartily united with its Azerbaijani brothers.” On Monday evening, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the Azerbaijani and Armenian forces will stop at their current locations after signing an agreement to end the war between Armenia and… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Turkey


Syrian Army seizes large cache of US-made weapons in southern Syria: video

Published 2020-11-10 12:47:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized a large cache of weapons left behind by the militant forces in the southern region of Syria this week. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Syrian Arab Army seized several U.S.-made weapons, including assault rifles and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). In the video released by SANA, the reporter interviews a Syrian military officer, who takes him on a tour of the weapons cache. The officer shows the reporter U.S.-made M-16 assault rifles and BGM-71 TOW missiles, which were supplied to militant groups by the Obama administration…. Read on ->

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Tags: Daraa, Syria


Moment Azerbaijan shoots down Russian helicopter over Armenia

Published 2020-11-10 12:26:39 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – On Monday evening, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces shot down a Russian military chopper that was taking off from Armenian territory. According to reports on Monday evening, the Azerbaijani air defense units fired an anti-aircraft missile at Russian military chopper, claiming that they misidentified it as an Armenian helicopter. In a video recorded at the scene of the attack, the Azerbaijani missile can be seen hitting the aircraft, resulting in an explosion over the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq8sW_-BQH4 Azerbaijan said they misidentified the Russian helicopter because it was taking off late at night. Baku has since apologized… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia


Karabakh deal was based on recommendation from Armenian Army: Pashinyan

Published 2020-11-10 11:59:29 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, commented on the question of why the Karabakh Accord had not been announced earlier. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated on Facebook that the Karabakh agreement was signed upon the recommendation of the army. “The military resources were not effective in everything,” Pashinyan said. “Those who fought on the front line had no alternative. Those who fought should have had a chance to rest. At the front there were people who had not been replaced for a month in a row.” The Prime Minister pointed out that… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Karabakh, Pashinyan


Turkey prepares to withdraw from besieged military post in northwest Aleppo

Published 2020-11-10 11:38:38 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces are preparing to depart from another observation post in northwestern Syria, following an agreement with their Russian counterparts last month. According to a field source in the Aleppo Governorate, the Turkish Armed Forces are making preparations to withdraw from a military post located northwest of the administrative capital. The source said the observation post is specifically located in the ‘Anadan Plain, which is an area that was under the control of jihadist groups since 2013; it was captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) during their last major Aleppo city offensive… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Syria, Turkey


Watch: Russian military heads to Karabakh for new mission

Published 2020-11-10 10:58:31 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Monday, the dispatch of Russian peace-keeping forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region after the signing of the agreement to end the war. In a statement yesterday, the ministry said that the Russian peacekeeping unit includes 1,960 soldiers,90 armored personnel carriers, and 380 military vehicles. The ministry indicated that the soldiers moved to Karabakh now via four Il-76 aircraft from Ulyanovsk airport, and military equipment and vehicles also moved to the region. They said that observation points will be deployed along the line of contact in Karabakh and the corridor… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Russia


Azerbaijan formally apologizes to Russia after shooting down military helicopter

Published 2020-11-10 10:19:46 by Newsdesk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, apologized to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the downing of a Russian helicopter along the Azerbaijan-Armenia border. The press office of the Azerbaijani President said on Tuesday that “Aliyev made a phone call to the Russian President and expressed his condolences over the tragedy of the downing of the Russian Air Force helicopter on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border.” The statement read: “the Azerbaijani President apologized to his Russian counterpart for the tragic accident.” The statement said that the Azerbaijani air defense units thought the Russian helicopter was part of… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia


US sanctions Syrian Oil Ministry and National Defense Forces

Published 2020-11-10 10:04:57 by News Desk in Syria

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – On Monday, the U.S. Treasury announced that it has added the Syrian Oil Ministry and the National Defense Forces to the sanctions lists. In addition, the list includes nine other companies and organizations related to oil refining, military construction, and pharmaceutical production. The list also includes the names of six Syrian citizens and two Lebanese, according to the Treasury’s statement. At the end of September, the U.S. Treasury announced the imposition of new sanctions on Syria, including 3 people and 13 entities, including the Syrian Ministry of Tourism. “Today, as part of the U.S. government’s… Read on ->

Tags: NDF, Syria, US


Karabakh agreement sparks outrage as protesters break into Armenian gov’t building: video

Published 2020-11-10 09:48:22 by News Desk in World-News

Protesters in Armenia’s capital reportedly headed to Prime Minister’s house after they could not find Nikol Pashinyan at the government headquarters, following his joint statement with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Russian on ending the Karabakh war. According to a Sputnik correspondent, protesters in Yerevan are voicing their intent to march to Government House Number 1, which is the official residence of the prime minister in Yerevan; some remain at the government building. Alleged footage from the protest has emerged on social media. According to media reports, the government building is under full control of the protesters. Protesters in Yerevan… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Karabakh


Russian military departs for Karabakh to begin peacekeeping mission

Published 2020-11-10 01:56:01 by News Desk in World-News

According to the Russian military, the Russian observation posts will be set up along the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh, along the Lachin corridor. The Russian peacekeepers are departing for Karabakh by Il-76 aircraft from Ulyanovsk airfield, the Russian Defence Ministry said on early Tuesday. The Russian peacekeeping forces command centre will be created in Karabakh’s capital to oversee the peacekeeping operation, the military said, adding that the Russian peacekeeping contingent will have 1,960 servicemen, 90 armoured personnel carrier, and 380 items of equipment. According to the Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, the peacekeepers will remain in the region for five years,… Read on ->

Tags: Karabakh, Russia


Russia announces agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia to end war in Karabakh

Published 2020-11-10 01:42:32 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Monday evening that the Azerbaijani and Armenian forces will stop at their current hostilities after signing an agreement to end the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Russian President said the agreement will end the war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan and that he is counting on the agreements reached to create conditions for a long-term settlement of the crisis in Karabakh in a way that serves the interests of the two peoples. He continued, “The complete ceasefire in Karabakh will enter into force at 00:00… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia


Azerbaijan shoots down Russian military helicopter over Armenia

Published 2020-11-10 01:29:03 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 A.M.) – On Monday, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry announced that it had accidentally shot down a Russian helicopter over Armenian territory. “According to information received by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan from the Russian Ministry of Defense on November 9. At 18:30 (17:30 Moscow time), a Mi-class military helicopter was shot down,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. The Foreign Ministry continued:: “In this regard, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirms the following: The flight of the helicopter took place very close to the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, while military clashes continued in… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Russia


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