This is a summary of 23 AMN articles on the following subjects: Karabakh, Russia, Stepanakert, Afrin, Aleppo, Syria, Turkey, China, Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Israel, Daraa, Pashinyan, Biden, NATO, Hama, ISIS, Nakhchivan, Egypt, Libya, Golan, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Trump.

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Russian military enters Karabakh capital, officially begins mission

Published 2020-11-12 21:27:55 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov, announced on Thursda that the parties to the conflict are committed to a ceasefire along the contact line in Karabakh. Moscow – Sputnik . Konashenkov said, during a briefing on Thursday: “Today, November 12, the Russian peacekeeping units began carrying out the tasks of monitoring the implementation of the ceasefire and military operations in the Karabakh region, and the ceasefire is observed along the entire length of the line of contact. He added, “The peacekeeping battalion of the 15th Armored Brigade entered the city of Stepanakert… Read on ->

Tags: Karabakh, Russia, Stepanakert


Turkish troops come under attack in northwestern Aleppo: video

Published 2020-11-12 21:15:16 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces were traveling through the Aleppo countryside on Thursday, when their troops were subjected to a roadside bomb near the city of Afrin. According to opposition reports, an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated along the road to the city of Afrin, causing a powerful explosion in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo. The Turkish military’s vehicle reportedly sustained material damage, while several soldiers were transported to a local hospital after suffering injuries from the blast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSdVx6gP7lQ No group has claimed responsibility for this latest attack; however, some activists have suspected that it… Read on ->

Tags: Afrin, Aleppo, Syria, Turkey


New Russian radar system capable of detecting F-35 stealth fighters: Chinese experts

Published 2020-11-12 20:33:59 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – Chinese experts report that Russia is able to shoot down the U.S.-made F-35 fighters, using a new radar system that detects stealth targets 600 km away, regardless of their altitude and speed. In an article published by China’s Sina News Agency, the experts pointed out that the aforementioned fighter is characterized by a high level of stealth and the possibility of reaching its target, but Russia has succeeded in developing a “formidable enemy” for this type of aircraft, which is the Nebo radar detection system. The experts pointed out that the Russian system is able… Read on ->

Tags: China, Russia


Iran arrests separatist leader linked to military parade massacre in Ahvaz

Published 2020-11-12 20:24:59 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – Iranian state television announced on Thursday that the Ministry of Intelligence has arrested a separatist leader from among the Iranian Arabs on suspicion of involvement in an attack on a military parade in 2018 that killed dozens of people in the Khuzestan province. An Arab separatist movement called the “Ahwaz National Resistance”, which seeks to establish a state in the oil-rich Khuzestan region, was responsible for the attack that killed 25, nearly half of them from the Revolutionary Guards. The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorist organization also claimed responsibility for the attack. Iranian state TV said,… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran


Turkey claims military will head to Karabakh to take part in peacekeeping mission

Published 2020-11-12 18:46:24 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Thursday again stated that Turkey’s forces will take part in a peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh jointly with Russia, CNN Turk TV channel reported on Thursday. “Turkey will participate in a joint peacekeeping mission to monitor and control the implementation of a [peace] deal [in Karabakh],” Akar said. On November 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signed a joint statement on a complete ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh starting from November 10. The Russian leader said the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides would maintain the positions that they had… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Turkey


Israel receives first heavily armed missile ship from Germany

Published 2020-11-12 18:37:54 by News Desk in Israel, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – In a ceremony attended by senior military commanders, the Israeli Navy received from Germany, its first missile ship, the Sa’ar 6, on Wednesday, RT Arabic reported. The ship will begin sailing to Israel and will arrive at Haifa Port at the beginning of next month. The Sa’ar 6 ships are the most modern, equipped with advanced technological capabilities, which gives them great defensive and offensive capabilities. The ship will arrive without war means or defense systems, as it will be equipped with military systems of Israeli manufacturers. Among the military systems to be installed on… Read on ->

Tags: Germany, Israel


Russian military comes under attack in southern Syria

Published 2020-11-12 18:22:35 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – The Russian military police came under attack on Thursday, while traveling through the eastern countryside of Daraa in Syria’s southern region. According to a report from the Syrian Armed Forces, the Russian military police were traveling west from the town of Al-Karak on Thursday, when a roadside bomb was detonated along a roadway near the Al-Sweida administrative border. A source told Al-Masdar News that the roadside bombing took place along the Sahwah-Mussayfrah Road. The Russian military vehicle was partially damaged as a result of the explosion, but no one was reported dead. On Thursday, the… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Russia, Syria


Over 20,000 Armenian soldiers would have been captured without Karabakh agreement: Pashinyan

Published 2020-11-12 18:05:18 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Thursday that he had signed the agreement to stop the war in Karabakh, and that he wanted to save his army from captivity. “Had I not signed the agreement to stop the hostilities in Karabakh, more than 20,000 Armenian soldiers would have been captured,” Pashinyan said in a letter addressed to his citizens. He continued, “The document signed regarding Karabakh does not mean a final solution to the issue .. In the current situation, accepting the conditions presented was the only way to avoid the entire loss of… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Pashinyan


Israeli FM believes Biden will restore Iranian nuclear deal

Published 2020-11-12 17:51:56 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi believes that the administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will restore the nuclear agreement with Iran with minor amendments to its clauses, Kan Radio reported. The Kan sources said that Ashkenazi confirmed during a closed meeting of the committee on Wednesday that Israel wanted to participate in the process of drafting the agreement, after it was excluded from it during the Obama administration. According to the sources, Ashkenazi indicated that among Israel’s goals would be for the agreement to address the Iranian missile program. Ashkenazi’s office refused to comment on… Read on ->

Tags: Biden, Iran


Turkey warns Armenia ‘will pay heavy price’ if they violate Karabakh agreement

Published 2020-11-12 17:18:30 by News Desk in Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the Karabakh agreement bears the signature of the Prime Minister of Armenia, and therefore it is binding to this country. The Turkish Foreign Minister further threatened Armenia, saying that they “will pay a heavy price” should they violate the ceasefire agreement. This came at a press conference held by Cavusoglu in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, on Thursday, the Anadolu Agency reported. The Turkish minister added, “The Minsk trio must draw lessons from this stage, especially France, which is still making biased statements despite the ceasefire agreement.” On Tuesday,… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Karabakh, Turkey


Turkey goes ahead with preparations to activate S-400 despite NATO’s objections

Published 2020-11-12 17:05:03 by News Desk in Turkey

Turkey continues preparations for activating Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar announced on Thursday. “We continue checking and preparing the [S-400] systems in accordance with our plans,” the Anadolu news agency quoted him as saying. ‘We will use S-400s the way some NATO members are using S-300s,” the Turkish defense minister said. Turkey’s proposal to set up a technical taskforce with the United States to study the compatibility of S-400s and US F-35 fifth-generation fighters remains in force, Akar said. Meanwhile, US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Clarke Cooper said in early November the… Read on ->

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Tags: NATO, Turkey


Syrian Army eliminates several ISIS terrorists in new attack on central Syria

Published 2020-11-12 14:29:17 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) confronted a large number of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists that attempted to infiltrate their positions in the archeological region of eastern Hama last night. According to reports from the front, the Islamic State terrorists stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s positions after reaching the Hama administrative border from the northeastern region of Homs. The clashes reportedly occurred at the historical sites along the road to Al-Resafa (Al-Raqqa CS) and resulted in heavy losses for the Islamic State forces. The reports from the eastern Hama front said that the Islamic State suffered… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, ISIS, Syria


Turkey to build railway to link Nakhchivan and Azerbaijan after Karabakh conflict

Published 2020-11-12 14:15:51 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Turkish Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu announced on Thursday, that his country is planning to establish a railway line that will reach the Nakhchivan Autonomous Region, which has a 17 km border with Turkey, following the recent developments in Azerbaijan and the ceasefire agreement with Armenia. “We are planning to establish a railway line to Nakhchivan, following developments in Azerbaijan,” the Turkish Minister of Communications said, in statements to the state-owned Anadolu Agency, adding that “the plan is about to end.” Nakhchivan (Nakhchivan) is a region with an area of ​​about 5,363 square kilometers, which is… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Nakhchivan, Turkey


Syrian Army enters east Daraa town amid new military operation

Published 2020-11-12 14:03:28 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the town of Al-Karak on Thursday, following the recent string of attacks by militant sleeper cells against the military and security forces in the Daraa Governorate. According to a field source on Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army surrounded the town of Al-Kirak near the Al-Sweida Governorate border, cordoning off the roads leading to and from the area. The Syrian Arab Army troops then entered the town in search of the militants who carried out an ambush against the Air Force Intelligence (AFI) forces near al-Karak earlier this week. This… Read on ->

Tags: Daraa, Syria


UN calls for withdrawal of foreign mercenaries from Karabakh one month after start of conflict

Published 2020-11-12 13:47:05 by News Desk in Syria, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The United Nations Working Group on Mercenary Issues called on the parties to the conflict in Karabakh to withdraw all foreign mercenaries from the region. “We urge the concerned parties to immediately withdraw any mercenaries and persons associated with them, and to stop their recruitment, financing and placement,” the group said in a statement. The United Nations Group on Mercenaries, which consists of five independent experts, indicated that the Azerbaijani government, with the help of Turkey, relies on the Syrian militants to support and continue military operations in the conflict zone, including on the front… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Egyptian army develops strategy to counter intervention in Libya

Published 2020-11-12 13:19:18 by News Desk in North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Egyptian Armed Forces announced the holding of a military strategy symposium to find the most appropriate solutions to combat the challenges facing national and regional security. They said that the Military Research Authority organized the strategic seminar for the research year 2020, under the title “The National Strategy to Confront Threats of International and Regional Intervention in the Libyan Crisis and Its Impact on National Security.” The head of the Egyptian Military Research Authority emphasized that the Egyptian-Libyan relations are not only geographical relations, but rather close historical relations that extend to different eras…. Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Libya


Azerbaijan ‘does not seek’ to deport Armenians from Karabakh: envoy

Published 2020-11-12 12:58:45 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – The Azerbaijani ambassador to Moscow Bolad Bulbuloglu said that his country does not seek to deport Armenians from Karabakh. He said in a TV interview: “The aim was never to expel Armenian civilians from Karabakh. We never sought to expel civilians from there.” He stressed that the decision to leave the region or stay in it is a personal matter for every citizen there. He noted that there are 30,000 Armenians living in Azerbaijan, and “no one treats them with prejudice.” He pointed out that “Azerbaijan will not allow, once again, a separatist phenomenon on… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


‘Terrifying achievement’: Chinese submarine explores Mariana Trench for 6 hours – video

Published 2020-11-12 12:47:04 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – A Chinese craft, with a three-man crew, has set a world record after descending to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest point in the ocean. The Chinese submarine broke a world record after diving 10,909 meters (35,790 feet), collecting samples and wandering to the bottom. According to the Chinese CCTV agency, it took the vehicle four hours to reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench, to be the deepest manned dive recorded to this day. The mission is working to discover the natural resources available in the depths of the sea, by drawing… Read on ->

Tags: China


Hezbollah leader hints at possible Israeli, US action in Lebanon or Golan in last months of Trump’s presidency

Published 2020-11-12 12:28:39 by News Desk in Israel, Lebanon, Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said in a speech to commemorate Martyrs Day on Wednesday, November 11, that “the American policies in support of Israel in the region will not change with a change of administration” in Washington. Furthermore, the Hezbollah leader touched on the topic of U.S. President Donald Trump’s loss in the election, pointing out that he expects America or Israel to do something against his organization in the last two months of Trump’s presidency. In his statements carried by Al-Manar TV, Nasrallah indicated that “during the recent Israeli maneuver, there… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Hezbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Trump


Armenian Parliament fails to hold session on Pashinyan’s future

Published 2020-11-12 08:56:03 by News Desk in World-News

On Wednesday, the Armenian Parliament failed to hold a session to discuss the demands of thousands of protesters about dismissing Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan due to the signing of a ceasefire agreement that guaranteed the territorial transfer of most of Karabakh to Azerbaijan. The truce ended the six-week-long war between the Artsakh Defense Army Army and Azerbaijani Armed Forces, as the latter declared ‘victory’ shortly after the agreement was announced on Tuesday. In the capital Yerevan, thousands of Armenians demonstrated, demanding that Pashinyan step down, and hundreds of rallies held at Parliament chanting slogans describing him as a traitor and… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Pashinyan


Hezbollah leader hails the ‘fall of Trump’ in new speech: video

Published 2020-11-12 08:35:06 by News Desk in Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in a speech to commemorate Martyrs Day, expressed his happiness over “the fall of Trump.” The Hezbollah leader cited the reasons for his joy over the U.S. President’s loss in the elections, with the first being his “brazen crime” against the late leader of Iran’s Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani and the Deputy Head of Iraq’s Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units) Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis. Nasrallah considered Trump’s exit as “the fall of one of the three sides of the deal of the century represented by Netanyahu and… Read on ->

Tags: Hezbollah, Lebanon, Trump


Armenian forces lacked modern weapons to fight Azerbaijan: Karabakh President

Published 2020-11-12 07:36:54 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 A.M.) – Arayk Harutyunyan, the President of the Karabakh Republic, said today that the Artsakh Defense Army in Karabakh did not have the technologically advanced weapons needed to defeat the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. “There were no modern weapons in Karabakh, and the culprits in this will have to bear the responsibility,” Harutyunyan said, in an interview reported by Sputnik Armenia. According to him, “Azerbaijani drones caused great damage to the defense army in Karabakh, and the question that arises is why the Armenian army did not manufacture similar weapons.” He said, “Everyone who has assumed positions of… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


Russian combat aircraft to be involved in Karabakh mission

Published 2020-11-12 07:13:50 by News Desk in World-News

The leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan adopted a joint statement on Monday on the cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, which had been ongoing since late September. The ceasefire came into force at 21:00 GMT on the same day. Russian Aerospace Forces Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters will be involved in the peacekeeping operation to resolve the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Russia’s Defence Ministry said in a statement. Eight Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters were delivered to an airfield in Yerevan inside An-124 Ruslan military transport aircraft. Earlier, the Russian General Staff reported that 414 Russian peacekeepers and several dozen cars and other… Read on ->

Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


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