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Egyptian Navy enters Black Sea for first time ever

Published 2020-11-16 22:51:40 by News Desk in Egypt, North-Africa, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Egyptian Armed Forces announced the arrival of a number of Egyptian naval vessels to the Black Sea to participate in the Egyptian-Russian naval training (Friendship Bridge – 3). The Egyptian Armed Forces stated that these exercises are being carried out for the first time in the Black Sea between the navies of both countries to enhance the prospects for military cooperation and support security and stability efforts in the region. The Egyptian army confirmed that the Egyptian naval vessels carried out sailing formations during their journey in the Mediterranean theater of operations, and also… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt, Russia


Iran demands immediate withdrawal of all ‘takfiri groups’ from Karabakh

Published 2020-11-16 22:32:47 by News Desk in Iran, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday that the ceasefire in Karabakh is a very effective step, calling for the immediate removal of “the takfiri groups from Karabakh.” He said, “We demand the expulsion of the takfiri groups from Karabakh immediately, and there is no justification for their remaining in the area,” explaining that “the ceasefire in Karabakh may not end the crisis, but it is a very influential step.” He added, “The takfiri elements left the border lands with Azerbaijan, according to information received by Tehran.” Speaking about the border geography between… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Karabakh


Turkish army strikes northern Syria in cross-border attack

Published 2020-11-16 22:22:45 by News Desk in Syria

The Turkish army artillery is shelling Syrian communities located to the west of the border town of Tell Abyad in the Raqqa Province, the Kurdish Firat News Agency reported Monday. According to the agency, two villages came under heavy fire, leading to destruction and injuries; the numbers are being specified. Earlier, more residential communities were shelled near the town of Ain Issa located along the strategic Aleppo-Hasakah highway. There have been no reports of injuries among civilians from these towns and villages. On October 9, 2019, Turkey announced Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria with the aim to create a… Read on ->

Tags: Raqqa, Syria


Egypt outdoes US Pentagon with new Octagon defense center: photos

Published 2020-11-16 21:29:41 by News Desk in Egypt, North-Africa

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – Social media activists in Egypt circulated photos on Monday of the new Egyptian Ministry of Defense headquarters, which is dubbed the ‘Octagon’. The new Octagon defense center will house all the headquarters of the Egyptian Armed Forces branches. The project is built on a total area estimated at 189,000 square meters, while the actual area of ​​the buildings is estimated at 45,000 square meters, and the design includes eight octagonal buildings in the Pharaonic style stacked in the form of a circle that includes the administrative buildings, while there are two central ministerial buildings located… Read on ->

Tags: Egypt


‘We were ready for war with Azerbaijan, but Turkey and mercenaries are the reason for our defeat’: Pashinyan

Published 2020-11-16 21:10:18 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that his country failed in the last war in Karabakh, because it was fighting not only the Azerbaijani army, but also Turkish forces and mercenaries from the Middle East. “In the July battles (in northeastern Armenia) it became clear that we are ready to go to war with the Azerbaijani army. But the main reason for our loss of the war with Azerbaijan is the participation of Turkey and terrorists,” Pashinyan said at a press conference today. Pashinyan’s statements came during his press conference, which was reported by the… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Pashinyan, Turkey


Azerbaijani President visits areas seized in Karabakh after declaring ‘victory’

Published 2020-11-16 20:53:34 by News Desk in World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited a number of cities that had been captured by his country’s armed forces near the combat zone in Karabakh. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited the cities of Fizuli and Jebrayil, which were previously under the control of the Artsakh Defense Army in southern Karabakh. President Aliyev’s press service stated that “President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva visited the Fizuli and Jebrayil regions on November 16, which were controlled by the Azerbaijani army.” On November 9, the Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin,… Read on ->

Tags: Aliyev, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh


US withdraws more forces from Syria after Trump’s cabinet change

Published 2020-11-16 20:33:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – The U.S. military forces continue to remove and withdraw their military and armored vehicles from eastern Syria to Iraq on an almost daily basis, in an exceptional military development whose features began during the past days. Local sources in the countryside of Al-Hasakah confirmed to told Sputnik Arabic  that yesterday evening, November 15, a convoy of armored vehicles and tanks was withdrawn through the Al-Walid crossing towards Iraqi lands, specifically to the northern region of Iraq. The sources stated that a column of 50 armored vehicles and tanks belonging to the U.S. Army exited from… Read on ->

Tags: Syria, US


Turkey submits mandate to Parliament to send its forces to Karabakh

Published 2020-11-16 20:23:22 by News Desk in Turkey, World-News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – On Monday, the Turkish government submitted a mandate memorandum to Parliament to allow sending military forces to Azerbaijan, days after Baku and Yerevan, in conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, signed a final ceasefire agreement sponsored by Russia. The official Anadolu News Agency said, “The Turkish presidency presents to Parliament its memo on sending soldiers to Azerbaijan.” The Azerbaijani ambassador to Moscow, Bolad Bulbuloglu, had stated that Turkey’s presence in the South Caucasus should not frighten anyone, as the region has such a geopolitical formation, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia and Iran. “Turkey is a brotherly country and… Read on ->

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Tags: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Karabakh, Turkey


Syria’s long-time Foreign Minister Walid Muallem passes away at 79

Published 2020-11-16 20:05:05 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) – Syria’s long-time Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Walid Mu’allem, passed away this week at the age of 79. Syrian state TV broke the story on Monday about “the death of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Walid Al-Muallem,” pointing out that the Arab Republic mourns the loss of the late statesman. The cause of death was not clear, and no other details were received. Walid Al-Mu’allem was born in Damascus in 1941, and graduated from Cairo University in Egypt in 1963 with a BA in Economics and Political Science…. Read on ->

Tags: Muallem, Syria


Venezuela shoots down US-registered aircraft along Caribbean coast

Published 2020-11-16 19:50:46 by News Desk in World-News

The Gulfstream II jet destroyed on a makeshift airfield near the Colombian border was the third US-registered aircraft to taken down for violating Venezuela’s airspace in less than five months – despite Washington’s claims that President Nicolas Maduro is aiding drug-trafficking into the USA. Venezuelan armed forces have destroyed a US-registered business jet and a jungle airstrip used by drug traffickers, officials say. A Grumman Gulfstream IISP jet, with the US registration number N104VV, was discovered at the site in the Caño Amarillo sector of the forested Catatumbo region of Western Zulia state. National Anti-drug Office (ONA) chief Alberto Matheus… Read on ->

Tags: Venezuela


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