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France Deploys an Aircraft Carrier in the Middle East


PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said that France will deploy the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its battle group from January to April to support French military operations in the Middle East. He further said, that, the aircraft carrier will support Chammal (Middle East) operations from January to …

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King Abdullah of Jordan Warns Daesh Again

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PARIS – King Abdullah of Jordan warned on Monday that the Daesh group was regrouping and was increasing again in the Middle East. Months after last year’s ousting of ISIS from their last Syrian heist, Abdullah said that “his main concern is that over the past year we have seen …

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Russia Foiled Planned Terrorist Attacks in St. Petersburg


MOSCOW – Russia said that it had foiled planned terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg with a tip from Washington, President Vladimir Putin thanked personally his US counterpart Donald Trump. Russian news agencies quoted the Federal Security Service as saying that, according to this information, two Russians were arrested on December …

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US Strikes in Iraq, Syria Target Militia Group


BAGHDAD – The US military has carried out air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Kataib Hezbollah militia group in response to the murder of an American civilian contractor during a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base, officials said on Sunday. Iraqi security and militia sources said at …

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Russia’s Most Advanced Su-57 Fighter Jet Crashed


MOSCOW – One of Russia’s Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jets crashed in the Far East during a test flight, the aircraft’s manufacturer said Wednesday, the first such accident involving the most advanced warplane in the world. Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), which owns the factory making the aircraft, said the …

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49 Journalists Killed, 389 Jailed Worldwide in 2019: RSF


PARIS – In 2019, 49 reporters worldwide were killed, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday, the lowest death toll in 16 years. Most of the “historically low” number died covering conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan, the watchdog based in Paris said, warning that “journalism remains a dangerous profession.” Over …

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Russia Pleads Innocence on US election Meddling


MOSCOW – ‘US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday warned his Russian counterpart that the United States will not tolerate meddling in its elections, calling such interference “unacceptable”. “The Trump administration will always work to protect the integrity of our elections. Period,” the US secretary of state said . …

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Israel is Too Small to Make Any Mistake Against Iran: IRGC

A statement by a senior officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iran has prompted a series of condemnations in Lebanon, alleging that the country

BEIRUT – A statement by a senior officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iran has prompted a series of condemnations in Lebanon, alleging that the country could be used for military strikes. Maj. Gen. Morteza Qorbani said to Mizan News: “If the Zionist regime makes the smallest …

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US Military Completes Pullback from Northeast Syria: Esper


WASHINGTON – After repositioning and reducing forces, the United States completed its military pullback in north-eastern Syria, settling in a more stable position of about 600 troops in the rest of the country, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. In an interview with Reuters, Esper’s remarks might signal the end …

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