Israeli defense chief says ‘initial assessment’ is Iran’s behind attack on cargo ship

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Saturday that his “initial assessment is that Iran” was behind Thursday’s attack on an Israeli-owned ship. The British Maritime Trade Operations Authority and

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Jordanian army thwarts massive drug smuggling attempt from Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – A military source in the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces confirmed that an attempt to infiltrate and smuggle large quantities of narcotics from Syria into Jordan had been foiled, RT Arabic reported on

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New images show before and after photos of US attack on eastern Syria sites

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:25 P.M.) – The Associated Press, citing Maxar Technologies, released pictures that it said showed a site on the Syrian-Iraqi border that was targeted by the US raid this week. In the images taken by Maxar Technologies, the aftermath

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Iraqi group says US attack in Syria ‘will not go without punishment’

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – An Iraqi group has threatened to retaliate against the United States after the bombing of their positions in Syria’s eastern governorate of Deir Ezzor. The Secretary-General of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq Movement,

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Armenian President rejects Pashinyan’s request to dismiss Chief of Staff

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – Armenian President Armen Sarkissian refused to sign the order of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to dismiss the army’s Chief of Staff Onik Gasparyan. Sarkissian’s office confirmed that the President of the

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Syrian gas pipeline comes under attack in Deir Ezzor

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Oil announced that one of the country’s gas pipelines had been attacked in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, without specifying the nature of the attack. The ministry said that the Al-Jibsah

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US submarine was ready to sink Russian warships after 2018 strikes: Fox News

USS John Warner, a Virginia-class submarine of the United States navy, was prepared to sink Russian warships should they respond to the US airstrike in Syria in April 2018, Fox News reported on Friday. According to Fox News, USS John Warner dove and stood

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US ‘destroyed 9 facilities’ during eastern Syria attack: Pentagon

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, said this weekend that during the American air strike on eastern Syria, 9 facilities were totally destroyed, while two other sites were partially destroyed. According to Kirby, “Two

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Saudi Coalition intercepts Houthi missile along Yemeni border

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Saudi-led Arab Coalition in Yemen announced the destruction of a ballistic missile launched by the Ansarallah (var. Houthi) forces toward the Kingdom this weekend. The coalition said in a statement released by the Saudi

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Iran will construct 2 new nuclear reactors if sanctions are not lifted: Salehi

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, announced that his country is about to construct two new nuclear reactors, threatening to remove surveillance cameras from Iran’s nuclear

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Russian Air Force launches massive attack on jihadist headquarters in northeast Latakia: video

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The e Russian Aerospace Forces have recently carried out a series of airstrikes on the positions of the foreign-led jihadists in the northeastern region of the Latakia Governorate. According to the Russian Spring

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Opinion: Will The New Interim Government Lead Libya Out Of A Long-Standing Crisis?

Last week, February 17, Libyans celebrated the 10th anniversary of the revolution that ousted the long time leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The decade that followed the violent change of power has not brought Libya any closer to the desired outcome. Instead,

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Israeli cargo ship docks in Dubai after explosion in Gulf of Oman

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – An Israeli cargo ship belonging to Rami Ungar docked in Dubai on Saturday, following a powerful explosion that forced the vessel to head to the nearest port. According to Israel 24 TV, the owner of the ship, Rami Unger,

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Azerbaijani president urges Russia not to upgrade Armenia’s armed forces

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in an interview with foreign media on Friday that Russia should avoid helping Armenia modernize its armed forces and urged it “not to give weapons to Yerevan.” The

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Iraqi FM makes first visit to Iran following US strikes on eastern Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein traveled to Tehran on Saturday to meet with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, about the ongoing relations between the two countries and the recent attack by the U.S. forces

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US believes it gave Russia enough notice before eastern Syria strikes

The United States believes it properly notified Russia ahead of its airstrikes in Syria without compromising the security of the mission, Defense Department spokesperson John Kirby responded on Friday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s criticism of

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Afghanistan: Family of murdered journalist Bismillah Aimaq attacked

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – Friday saw three Bismillah Aimaq family shoot and killed in an attack on the family’s home in Feroz Koh, the Ghor province’s capital. “Bismillah Aimaq’s brother and two other relatives, one underage

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Nigeria president rules out amnesty for militant bandits

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against the ethnic profiling of criminals in the battle against insecurity, ruling out the possibility of granting amnesty to criminals. The president promised to deal decisively

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US launches heavy attack on Kataib Hezbollah in eastern Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition carried out heavy strikes over eastern Syria on Thursday evening, targeting a number of Iraqi paramilitary personnel near the border city of Albukamal. According to reports from eastern Syria, the U.S.

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Is there a reason the U.S is trying to peddle the F35 to everyone?

There are voices in the U.S. Airforce’s top echelons telling a story of fading glory for the F35 platform that was supposed to replace the hundreds of the aging F16 platform that is too old to upgrade with all the latest technology. The F35 platform

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